Do to Scotland what you did to Celtic

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I don’t want to see a single Scotland player forced to miss the Croatia game as a result of Billy Gilmour’s positive test, announced today.  I did not want to see 13 Celtic players forced to miss two games, two weeks training sessions and isolate at home, following Christopher Jullien’s positive test in January.  I did not want to see Ryan Christie miss Celtic games after Stuart Armstrong’s positive result in October, but the latter two happened.

The disruption caused to Celtic’s season was immeasurable and, when 13 players as well as coaching staff were forced to isolate, the result of predatory Track and Trace action.  Billy Gilmour did not travel to Wembley alone, he did not have his own dressing room at the stadium, he did not eat alone, he did not socialise alone.  The government officials who hammered Celtic will look the other way today.

Ms Sturgeon, if  you are that concerned with public health, do to Scotland what you did to Celtic.  We all know there is zero chance of that happening.

 

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  1. squire danaher on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 21ST JUNE 2021 3:17 PM

     

     

    I thought this was quite funny actually.

     

     

    Of course you’d need to be in the Cult to get it.

  2. Apologies for anyone wanted a fitba read. But this conversation highlights my original point.

     

     

    Don’t criticise the snp.

     

     

    And then blame the board(also tge victim) for being discriminated against.

     

     

    Standard answer for years.

     

     

    It’s crazy.

  3. SQUIRE DANAHER on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:59 PM

     

     

    MARTIM1980 on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:53 PM

     

     

    I think we got it the first time.

     

     

    Yes but context changed.

  4. TIMMY7_NOTED on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:59 PM

     

     

    yes defintely. 100%

     

     

    My opinion was 100% of the ‘many’ which isn’t 100%

     

     

    Must do be better, now you are on the distraction stage to discredit.

     

     

    Next will be name calling.

  5. celticforever on

    seems to me that anything the SNP or wee Nippy Sturgeon

     

    does or says is not open to scrutiny and they can say and do

     

    as they please without fear of getting taken to task

  6. Squire D

     

     

    I read it, digested it, understood it and gave it back to you.

     

     

    As a Yes Backer you defend the SNP positions 100% without exception. There isn’t one where you have admitted they treated us differently or with bias.

     

     

    You explain it away with- If the Board are going to do nothing about it, I won’t be raising my voice to agree with it.

     

     

    As long as a sufficient number of the Yes voters roll over to the SNP biases and accept them, they will continue.

     

     

    Thankfully, there are some Yes Voters who can see through the Party reps and have no problem with criticising while still maintaining a desire to vote Yes for “independence”.

     

     

    I hope htat James F and your self can make that journey and see criticism as legitimate. Your preferred party, whatever it is, will benefit from being told it is wrng occasionally otherwise policies become dogma.

  7. Tom McLaughlin

     

     

    Tom one thing Pat Nevin could never be accused of is keeping his football career secret.

     

    Accidental maybe……secret er no

     

     

    ahrememberwhenahusedtaeplayforchelseacsc

  8. MARTIM1980 on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:28 PM

     

     

    CELTIC40ME on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:16 PM

     

     

    you-It’s a bit weird, one group accepts that although clear and obvious different treatment, even the board have limitations in dealing with any officialdom in Scotland- as even them, yes even the Celtic Board are perceived as Irish and Catholic and treated differently.

     

     

    me

     

    – eh behave yourself Martim.can you give an example of your above imaginings? res12? lns? same guff? would they imaginatively excused due our boards being a bit to feniany? i think not .Martim i know Celtic are in regular touch with SG and are sharp on it if our club are in anyway maltreated.The example i offer is Celtic shutting down any thought of a summit after the pishstainers took over George Square.

     

     

    You

     

    Another group a) can’t allow critism of the SNP, for example James Forrest Blogger has an immediate childish reaction to Paul’s articles whenever they are mentioned. and b) avoid any commment on but ask what have the board(who they perceive as not SNP in politics) will do about it. It’s a double whammy! Deflect from the real problem, which is and always in very unequal treatment of us.

     

     

    Me.not a mention of your political leanings,much about your political

     

    so just get me right here where does pro board independence supporter fit into

     

    your simplistic pigeonholing?

     

     

    you

     

    It appears there is a trend…..the more Yes vote you are the more you hate the board. It’s not hard and fast, but you’ll see over twitter and especially on here a common trend. There are exceptions of course

     

     

    me

     

    dear oh dear.all those imaginings and assumptions……bit detatched from reality.

     

     

    hh

  9. Then again is it possible that Billy Gilmour is the secret lovechild of Pat Nevin?

     

    Both 5’5, both play or played for Chelsea….

     

    Mmmm

  10. AN TEARMANN on 21ST JUNE 2021 5:12 PM

     

     

    It’s not just me that’s noticed.

     

     

    The tend is,

     

     

    1) Don’t criticise the SnP.

     

     

    2) blame the board.

     

     

    There are exeptions.

     

     

    Of course none who part take in the trend will admit it😉

  11. Gene

     

     

    Agree, makes sense to extend for 12 months given he’s the only recognised right back at the club a few weeks before the season starts.

     

     

    I’m sure the club’s new management are having ‘another go’ at filling the position from the transfer market, where they’ve failed since Mikel Lustig was released. The same point could be raised for Keiran Tierney at left back.

  12. Maybe Ange, happy to use youth players as reserves and confident he turn a player despite mixed fortunes.

     

     

    A good sign for me😊

     

     

    To some it will be the cheap option.

  13. squire danaher on

    SFTB 5:06

     

     

    As a Yes Backer you defend the SNP positions 100% without exception. There isn’t one where you have admitted they treated us differently or with bias.

     

     

    You explain it away with- If the Board are going to do nothing about it, I won’t be raising my voice to agree with it.

     

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    1) I disagree with this in a general sense. I don’t expect you will accept this. You will ask me to provide proof of this but I am not conceited enough to think that contributions on here should be stored for reference purposes.

     

     

    In respect of the Gilmour situation I have suggested caveats where the SFA will attempt to explain away why this is different to Dubai.

     

     

    I have no desire to re-fight the Dubai issue but it seems fundamental to understanding this on an ongoing basis.

     

     

    There seems to be a clear split in the support (at least on here) where some will unquestioningly accept Celtic had the right to do what they did and anyone who takes issue with that is a blinkered Cult follower.

     

     

    Every subsequent COVID issue then becomes an excuse to revisit that argument which then becomes a proxy for Yes/No.

     

     

    2) If the Board sit and take it they are failing in their responsibility to protect the club. Some of their predecessors wouldn’t and didn’t.

  14. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Exciting times ahead. Return of WGS, replacing Edouard and Ajer with players from the lowest tiers of English football, allowing international players to leave for nothing/ nominal sums. Extending Tony Ralston’s contract. What next, Lawwell announced as chairman?

     

     

    Starting 11 looking like – Bain, Ralston, Welsh, Oxford Utd boy, Taylor, CalMac, Rogic or Soro, Turnbull, Forrest, Ajeti and Wyke.

     

     

    I’m surprised and excited!

  15. TOM MCLAUGHLIN on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:50 PM

     

     

    Reading Pat Nevin’s memoir ‘The Secret Footballer’.

     

     

    When he was 17 and playing for Gartcosh United, as he walked to the dressing room after a game, he saw the Rangers scout walking towards him. Everyone else stopped in their tracks and watched. The scout stood in front of him and said, “I’m a scout for Glasgow Rangers.”

     

     

    “And I’m Patrick Kevin Francis Michael Nevin. See ya.”

     

     

    *After a Glasgow Schoolboys game the deidco scout approaches a boy who he has been informed is fan of his employers side.

     

     

    Holding the team sheet in his hand he shows him it with his name circled, “MOTM in my opinion son, how ould yo like to play for us”, absolutely replies the boy so he is handed signing on papers, “just put your full name there”.

     

     

    Victor Salvatore Davidson, “whit” says the scout, “what school do you go tae”, “Sacred Heart Brigton” replies the lhad. At that the scout rips the form up and says “this is the part of the job I hate”.

     

     

    BTW this wee story was told to me by a young apprentice joiner on the job who was playing with Kilsyth Deidco Juniors at the time.

  16. Auldheid from earlier:

     

     

    “the meaning we give to any event aligns absolutely with the meaning we want to give it ”

     

     

    `Absolutely`? Do you think this is ALWAYS the case?

  17. Squire D

     

     

    “There seems to be a clear split in the support (at least on here) where some will unquestioningly accept Celtic had the right to do what they did and anyone who takes issue with that is a blinkered Cult follower. ”

     

     

    There is absolutely no need to be binary. I can accept that Neil Lennon and Scott brown sitting down with a beer in company that was not their sporting bubble was a breach worthy of criticism.

     

     

    And, I feal no hypocrisy in calling out the Scottish Government for changing the regs on travel distances after they had approved the protocols.

     

     

    I have no problem in calling out the Labour Party for instances like the Iraq war and the raid on Pensions while supporting them as much more progressive than the main Independence party in Scotland.

     

     

    And I have no problem in citing that many prominent CQN Independence voters have been highly critical of the SNP and pointing out that others are very reluctant to even consider this, even as the evidence mounts up.

  18. SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 21ST JUNE 2021 5:42 PM

     

     

    I commend your balance, it won’t catch on!

  19. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Shortbread – “where were you when you heard the Billy Gilmour news?” My goodness, a JFK moment, and he wasn’t even in the original squad.

     

     

    I really hope all the Celtic “wanabeesomewhereelse” players are well gone before we get into the new season, dont want them hanging around like a bad smell, regardless of who they are.

     

     

    quick read thru the blog, thanks goodness we seem to have finally sussed James Forrest, a troll with a blog.

  20. Why was bully gulmur playing table tennis with a former Celt and the grandson of a Celtic chairman and no the 3rd choice goalie and the covid brat.

  21. celticforever on

    the 2 chelski players who were hugging Billy Gilmour after the match

     

    at Wembley are now isolating although they have tested negative

  22. chilwell and mount to isolate

     

    all team had lft on monday all neg

     

     

    phe statement 6pm read out on 5 live

     

     

    i assume as a result of contact with billy gilmour.

     

     

    now was there not a table tennis tourney

     

     

     

    hh

  23. Who’s popped the biosecure bubble – who’s infected Billy – SC got closer than the 2 chelski lads.

     

    We need to know their name.

  24. If it is of interest to anyone, I voted SNP at the last Scottish election. Imo, it is quite simplistic, or even (dare I say it?) cultish to suggest that, because deserved criticism is made against said government, that one who makes it is a unionist.

  25. MARTIM1980 on 21ST JUNE 2021 5:19 PM

     

     

    AN TEARMANN on 21ST JUNE 2021 5:12 PM

     

     

    It’s not just me that’s noticed.

     

     

    The tend is,

     

     

    1) Don’t criticise the SnP.

     

     

    2) blame the board.

     

     

    There are exeptions.

     

     

    Of course none who part take in the trend will admit it😉

     

     

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    sorry to interrupt this wee exhibition of your own biases and bigotries you carry on but i was asking you to evidence the below

     

     

    -although clear and obvious different treatment, even the board have limitations in dealing with any officialdom in Scotland- as even them, yes even the Celtic Board are perceived as Irish and Catholic and treated differently.’

     

     

    you said it on your post.☝️i countered Celtic are sharp to question the scottish gov when they wish like Peter lawells letter to scottish gov.

     

    ach dont worry i know youll be an snp supporter before you evidence your wee imaginings.

     

    criticise away mate.but dont foist your own biases onto Celtic.they act.they are old hands.

     

     

    hh

  26. Billy Gilmour’s future at Chelsea not looking so rosy now.

     

    He will be looking at a loan move in the not too distant future.

     

    Somewhere in Siberia….

  27. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57560206

     

     

    The truth will out.

     

     

    English FA’s statement – particularly the consultation with PHE – makes a mockery of the Scorrish position.

     

     

    Rightly or wrongly, England have always thought they were in with a chance of winning the thing.

     

     

    Simple enough stretch that they fear Mount and Chilwell now have Covid-19 and want them well out of the way until otherwise confirmed.

  28. Have to say I enjoyed seeing Scotland running England ragged last Friday night in Wembley – so-called favourites, you must be joking. Pundits Damian Duff and Liam Brady were equally delighted on TV – Best Scottish team for many years according to the lads. Young Gilmour, Calmac and McGinn – pity we missed out on him – brilliant in midfield. Possibly if Stuart Armstrong had been introduced earlier he would have snatched the winner.

     

     

    Paul does make some valid points in his piece.

  29. BURNLEY78 on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:39 PM

     

     

    I got Covid. I was out of it for 9 days

     

    My youngest son got it and was hospitalised by it, receiving oxygen and steroids to get him back on track.

     

    My son had unwittingly passed it on to 12 (twelve) friends, who in turn passed it on to others.

     

    My wife then got it and was out of it for 3 weeks

     

     

    What are you saying exactly?