Green: Scottish football effectively is Rangers and Celtic


Charles Green told TalkSport, “Scottish football effectively is Rangers and Celtic. I mean, there are many other clubs but everyone has to acknowledge that that’s a fact.”

No, no, no, no.  No.  This is not a fact, it is not even a credible opinion.  Instead it is deeply insulting to dozens of teams who conduct their business properly year after year. I have to ask, does he want this project to fail? He is effectively saying – Vote for this plan, you are irrelevant, we are all that matters and this suits our purposes.

It was this erroneous attitude which led to predictions of Armageddon this season.  Instead, the long-suffering clubs who have paid their bills, while others put money which should have gone to the tax man towards buying fooballers, are enjoying a rebirth.

Green added, “Scottish football needs Rangers back at the top and Rangers being a vital part of European football. That’s where we’re trying to get them.”

This is a great season for the SPL.  Financially responsible Hibs, who lost the Scottish Cup final to irresponsible Hearts, are top.  Celtic, with their manageable, low, debt, have just beaten Barcelona in the Champions League.  Aberdeen have their best team in years.  Attendances are up for most clubs.

Before adding, “The Old Firm is the world’s biggest derby.  That’s what world football wants, what broadcasters and sponsors wants, to see those games again.  God willing we’ll see that in the years ahead.”

“The Old Firm” is not the world’s biggest derby, it’s not even Glasgow’s biggest derby.  It doesn’t exist anymore.  As for it being “what world football wants”!  Oh dear.  World football has better things to concern itself with, and don’t bring God into it!

The authenticity of the “Rangers Football Club plc” slideshow presentation which appeared last night is not confirmed, but I hope it’s genuine. It is, literally, fantastic. Notions contained therein that provide for “colts” teams and league reconstruction which “could see Rangers progress faster through the domestic league structures” bring it into perfect alignment with the Scottish Football League plans, which earlier this week Charles Green revealed would be presented today.

I also loved the first point on the summary page, “Profitable business model using prudent assumptions”, despite no mention of future costs, or revenues, in the presentation. Nice that they have confirmed revaluations of property assets at £79m, a fraction of the value the assets were disposed for in the summer.

This will not end well.

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  1. rothbhoy @1246



    Yes even Eindhoven – in King Billy country!



    There is a youtube video of PSV fans in Bairds Bar when they were over for the huns game having a jolly old time on St Paddy’s Day, and another at the game where they are singing Celtic songs and waving Celtic scarves and flags!



    Dont have the links I’m afraid but easy to google – worth a watch!




  2. Blindlemonchitlin on




    The film is majestic and well worth fifteen of your English pounds.



    Close up and almost intimate . It knocks The Song Remains The Same into a cocked hat as a visual record of them in performance and shows up the Knebworth footage from the DVD of 2003 up as patchy, scratchy and schmatchy, which every good Zeppelinophile already knew. Get it on your ole D ‘n G Christmas list nowsville, baby.



    Things I DIDN’T know from being at the show but which are clear from the movie are:



    1. John Paul Jones has a nice line in sparkly black shirts.



    2. You can still see Robert Plant’s willy through his trousers after all these years.



    3. Jimmy Page spits his chewing gum out on the stage like a punk.



    4. Jason Bonham is a fair old backing chanter.

  3. Dontbrattbakkinanger


    12:24 on


    14 November, 2012



    …pan-galactic achievements of the ole Galacto-diddies and their unsavoury accretion of ole Zombo-billies.



    Yep, laughed out my coffee onto the keyboard here at work reading that :)



    Hail Hail,



  4. Cleveland Brown Brogues



    New England Parasites.



    Arizona Cardihuns



    San Diego Piddlers

  5. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    We (Celtic) would need full time staff to provide responses to the ravings of this lunatic!



    Why dignify any of the sh*te he utters with a response from Celtic?






    The man’s a nutter!



    Ignore him please.






    Any team news for the big game at Pittodrie at the weekend?



    What about our continuing Champions League adventure?



    Any news of the Benfica team? Are they playing well?



    Are all there superstars fit for the game?



    Any suspensions on either side?



    Are the masonic hun loving polis still lifting members of the Green Brigade for no reason at all?



    I hate the fe**ing huns and do not want to read anything else about them, especially on here.



    Can anyone posting about the mankies please head their post thus * so that I can scroll on by.



    C’MON THE CELTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Blindlemonchitlin- will put it on the List.



    Also reassurin ‘to hear that all the years of squeezin’ the ole lemon have done the ole failed accountancy student no permanent impairment.

  7. vmhan



    13:11 on


    14 November, 2012


    Bawsman where did ye hear that …… As was asked earlier innaw. Spill old chap!




    See post from batsman at 12:37.

  8. Vmhan, I’m not going to divulge any more than I have already.



    I trust the bloke who told me and would never dream of putting him in an awkward spot.



    I will be really surprised if we don’t have the FTTT result on or by Monday.



    You know me, Do you trust me? ;-)

  9. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Paul 67 –



    When you said “Charles Green told Talksport” I just knew common sense was unlikely to be on the agenda.

  10. ROW Z - Let Celtic Flourish by the Cleansing of the 'den! on




    If yer wrang ye kin jist drop the man fae yer moniker!




  11. Jeez, some nonsense on here at times……..Eindhoven is not ‘King Billy country’ anything but………If you you know your geography, it’s enough …………..




  12. ROW Z - Let Celtic Flourish by the Cleansing of the 'den! on

    The Sevconian Annual is to be titled



    The McEwans Lager Book of Records as it is well known that dobberman cannae buy anything Guinness.




  13. With all the quotes regarding league restructure I decided to check out the SPL, the SFA & the SFL websites, dirty job but someone had to do it.



    Not one quote regarding any re structing on any of these sites.



    Apparently the CEO of the SFA has never made ANY statements since April 24th, this was concerning Rangers ( not THE Rangers) and the judicial panel. So what do him and Ogilvie get paid for??



    Transparency has never been clearer from all of these official bodies.

  14. If you’re quick you might find a Provo running at Exeter in the 1.40. Very short odds – on- but did win nicely last time out (about 1.42 on Betfair).

  15. TBM



    I am very well aware that Eindhoven is not King Billy country – I was trying to be facetious.



    Obviously did’nt succeed!



    Lighten up.




  16. So Scottish football is Celtic and a team called (The) Rankers. That’ll be (The) Rankers that won heehaw last season and has exited 2 cup competitions this season.


    As regards being a vital part of European football it can only be as an example of how not to behave

  17. ROW Z - Let Celtic Flourish by the Cleansing of the 'den! on

    Talking with a milder Sevconian recently (used to be a milder hun) who was lamenting that the SPL just wisnae the same this season and not worth watching.



    Had to agree it was different (fresh air) and had to disagree on watching.



    What was interesting was the mind set that we all miss them. Trying to tempt me into saying yes we do, yes we do. As I tried to explain why we don’t, why we don’t the switch went off and subject changed.



    The mindset is interesting though even in the mild.




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