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I’m sure Ronny Deila is delighted to have the backing of John Harton, now he doesn’t need it.  John’s attachment to the club is not in doubt, nor should a new manager want unquestioning support from anyone, but some clubs reach a point when they become unmanageable.  Influential voices collaborate with perma-upset media and fans to expose shoots of recovery to a winter frost.

The mea culpa, when it arrives, is often too late.

Save us from the click bait that is suggesting Craig Gordon is a ‘target’ for some or other English club.  Derk Boerrigter is interesting Real Madrid, honest, they’ve been watching him with the Development Squad.

I’ve been waiting for weeks on someone to ask the question: if a club accepts money on the condition that the lender has the right to appoint two directors, in the event the club removes those directors, do you reckon that would be a breach of the terms of the loan?

I’d be extremely worried if a well-intentioned, but nonetheless, baying mob chased away the last independent director of my club.  Many Germans celebrated the Armistice, thinking a conclusion to hostilities had been agreed.  Months later they learned the terms left them bereft of land, defensive capabilities, capital equipment, authority and self-respect.  What seemed like an end to the trauma only set in motion far greater horrors.

Our good friends at Magners have offered two premium seat tickets for tomorrow’s game at Celtic Park.  To win, email me the name of the team we’re playing at celticquicknews@gmail.com

Competition closes at 5pm tonight.  If you would like to help build a school kitchen for 909 hungry kids for Mary’s Meals in Malawi while entering the competition, you can donate £1 here.  Thank you.

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  1. Snake Plissken on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

    I’d be interested to know where all their funding comes from.

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

    11:51 on

     

    4 March, 2015

     

     

    The act is an abomination and should be repealed at the earliest possible opportunity. I’m totally against it.

     

     

    Where it becomes very hard to say that we as a support are more heavily targeted by it is how you assess the % of all football fans that are Celtic supporters.

     

     

    If you think back to the stats that use the %population that are Catholic to demonstrate how as a Catholic you’re several times more likely to be a victim of a Sectarian assault that was relatively straightforward.

     

     

    Is there a similar count for football supporters? If you were to say to me that of those in Scotland that expressed support for a team that 25% said Celtic and 30% said Rangers, I’d say that sounded reasonable.

     

     

    Aside from quotes like those from Christine Graham, I don’t think you’d ever find it easy to show that numerically one set of fans was more targeted than any other.

  3. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    I once went into a bar without an exit strategy, ended up blind drunk, falling all over the place, embarassing so it was.

  4. Snake Plissken

     

    11:59 on

     

    4 March, 2015

     

    Bawsman

     

     

    Like I said. It is not a competition and I don’t think it is fair to talk numbers.

     

     

    The groups you mentioned emerged post-Iraq and post war on Terror.

     

     

    I think there is a connection.

     

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    Do you not think this would all have happened eventually? The only thing that unites the various factions of the Muslim world is their hatred of us.

     

     

    Islam IS a religion of peace and love but that’s not what these guys are selling, how do you stop them?

  5. Long before police Scotland, long before OB act

     

     

    We had this Police disgrace

     

     

    Clive Davis is giving evidence at the new Hillsborough inquests

     

    Continue reading the main story

     

    Hillsborough Inquests

     

     

    Police chief quizzed over statement

     

    Boss ‘intimidated’ Hillsborough PC

     

    Major incident call ‘took too long’

     

    Officer ‘unkind’ to arrested fan

     

    Police officers were told to put the blame for Hillsborough on “drunken, ticketless Liverpool supporters”, the inquest into the disaster has heard.

     

     

    Ex-inspector Clive Davis told the inquest jury he recalled a briefing given by Ch Supt Terry Wain two days after the tragedy.

     

     

    Mr Davis said he was told by his boss to attend the meeting as it was a good opportunity to get noticed.

     

     

    Ninety-six Liverpool fans died after crushing at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

     

     

    Mr Davis said he worked as an inspector in the force’s research and development unit in 1989 and shared an office with his superior Ch Insp Norman Bettison.

     

     

    Police HQ briefing

     

    The jury heard Mr Davis went into work on the Monday after the disaster and Ch Insp Bettison told him about the briefing later the same morning.

     

     

    Mr Davis told this inquest Ch Insp Bettison had told him it would be good for the pair to attend the meeting.

     

     

    He told the hearing Ch Supt Wain opened the briefing, held on the fifth floor of South Yorkshire Police headquarters in Sheffield.

     

     

    Mr Davis said: “His words were, and I can almost remember them verbatim, that ‘we were going to put the blame for this disaster where it belongs: on the drunken, ticketless Liverpool fans’.”

     

     

    The inquests, held in Warrington, Cheshire, continue.

  6. whitedoghunch on

    Christopher Hitchens spoke with great knowledge and clarity on the middle east and is well worth referring to

  7. Snake Plissken

     

    12:09 on

     

    4 March, 2015

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

    I’d be interested to know where all their funding comes from.

     

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    That’s easy…………….Saudi Arabia……….The same place 17 of the19 people involved in flying aeroplanes into the twin towers.

  8. Snake Plissken on

    Bawsman

     

     

    Maybe we shouldn’t be such great friends with Saudi Arabia then.

     

     

    Maybe if we’d left well alone in certain parts of the middle east these groups would not be converting impressionable young people.

     

     

    Also a sterner look at the real reasons for going to war in Iraq needs proper discussion and public airing.

  9. West End of East End on

    Where’s Neg Anon2 when you need him ? Shortbread just about to start a discussion at 12:30 if there’s Anti Irish behaviour in Scotland…

  10. @BBCJohnBeattie

     

    Never Miss A Beatt… John Beattie BBC Scotland On air and asking a fundamental question after half 12 today: is there anti-Irish bigotry in Scotland?

     

     

    LB

  11. Our fitness levels have risen greatly and this is very impressive considering the amount of games the bhoys have played this season.

     

     

    I expect our levels to be even higher next season when ronnie has his first proper pre season with them.

     

     

    Hope he has Liam henderson on steak for breakfest.. really excited about the bhoy.

     

     

    Seems to have great attitude to match his potential .

  12. the hooped crusader on

    ernie lynch

     

     

    11:58 on 4 March, 2015

     

     

    I’m sure the Labour Party under red ed milliband, man of the people and statesman in waiting will sweep the board come May?

  13. Snake Plissken

     

    12:21 on

     

    4 March, 2015

     

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    We are in a post Cold War era.

     

     

    USA (the west) and Russia provided/sold arms and munitions to their satallite ‘friends’ secure in the knowledge that they would not be used without permission in case a 3rd World War was triggered.

     

     

    As you stated, Pandora’s box was opened, as I stated, I think it was only a matter of time, 9/11 was the trigger but if not that, some other excuse would have been found to target ‘rougue leaders/states’.

  14. Bawsman

     

    12:10 on

     

    4 March, 2015

     

    Snake Plissken

     

    11:59 on

     

    4 March, 2015

     

    Bawsman

     

     

    Like I said. It is not a competition and I don’t think it is fair to talk numbers.

     

     

    The groups you mentioned emerged post-Iraq and post war on Terror.

     

     

    I think there is a connection.

     

    ========================================

     

     

    Do you not think this would all have happened eventually? The only thing that unites the various factions of the Muslim world is their hatred of us.

     

     

    Islam IS a religion of peace and love but that’s not what these guys are selling, how do you stop them?

     

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    Bawsman – echo your sentiments!

     

     

    All the claptrap that is written about our intolerance to Muslims – it is always quoted by someone that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful – yes they are, and in my day to day life I meet a fair number that I am friendly with.

     

     

    The point is, the majority of German and Japanese people during the time of the war were ‘decent people’ – however that never stopped the fanatics who committed genocide and who would have trampled all over us, if we had not beaten them.

     

     

    We give Islamic groups like CAGE and various and many mosque leaders, free rein to say whatever they want and stoke-up hatred and radicalism amongst those who are so inclined.

     

     

    It is a very different matter when we are in Islamic/Arab countries – we are expected to leave our modern lives at their borders and strictly adhere to all of their laws – my God you can get jailed and lashed for kissing in public.

     

     

    The despotic leaders of Islamic countries want their people to live as in biblical times – however the advent of the internet let’s the downtrodden masses what is going on in the rest of the world – and they want a ‘piece of the action.

     

     

    Go to any Arab/Muslim country and you will see people queuing ’round the block’ and ’round the clock’ at the American Embassies and Consulates, desperate to get a visa to ‘escape’ to the USA.

     

     

    Muslims like any others who come to this country MUST be afforded their human rights and be allowed to practice their religion – what they can’t do is disrupt, threaten and bomb us, just because they disagree with our foreign policy and/or way of life.

  15. Careful With That Tax, Moonbeams on

    Beattie, blabbering like there’s no anti irish bigotry from his NO voting brethren.

  16. Alfie,

     

     

    The few Muslim fanatics need to be put on television and be debated with, everyone needs to hear what they are saying.

     

     

    Education, education, education.

  17. Hitchens was a fine writer, but I can’t go with him 100% on some things – Iraq being one of them. I think that he was simply wrong there. My feeling is that George HW had it right, containing Hussain was the lesser of the two evils. His son of course thought differently. I go with Hitchen’s suspicion of any religion which want to control what others do – which is of course most of them.

  18. Right, definately football only from the new blog from me.

     

     

    Liam Henderson will be our captain.

  19. Who Makes The Nazis?

     

     

    There’s a programme in Radio 4 catchup just now where an ex Al Qaida chappie explains how he got involved and why he changed sides and started spying for the West. His view was that the rise in Islamic extremism came about after the Serbia Bosnia conflict. Worth a listen. Unless you think that everything on the BBC is propaganda in which case don’t waste your time. :-)

  20. Bawsman

     

    12:35 on

     

    4 March, 2015

     

    Alfie,

     

     

    The few Muslim fanatics need to be put on television and be debated with, everyone needs to hear what they are saying.

     

     

    Education, education, education.

     

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    There are much more than a few.

     

     

    They are not interested in talking rationally – the IS is where most of them want to be.

     

     

    They want a Islamic world – nothing more, nothing less.

     

     

    They see sitting down debating as ‘selling out’

     

     

    We must continue to be fair and look after immigrants who wish to make a life here – but also we must stop being so mealy-mouthed.