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Healthy SPFL, you know it’s over when the enablers bale

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It took until 5th October but Celtic are top of the Scottish Premiership for the first time.  The valiant stand by the Highlanders went the way of Culloden but whereas the competition for first place us over for the season, the league has a promising look to it.

The SPL suffered for many years not exclusively because Celtic and Rangers dominated but because those teams who should have been snapping at their heels – the city clubs – were hugely underachieving.

Motherwell have done enormously well finishing ‘best of the rest’ for three years but they are inhibited by being the third best supported team in Motherwell (population 30,311).  Their coaching and scouting infrastructure would provide a completely different platform if they were one of the top-flight clubs from Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Below Celtic sit Motherwell, and the other very well run SPFL club, Inverness, but behind them are Aberdeen and Dundee United, who for once sit above the detritus (sorry, Kilmarnock, but you are a terribly run football club) and plucky upstarts (Ross County, from Dingwall, population 5,026).  Even Hibs are rallying.  They will return to the top half of the table if they beat Partick Thistle tonight.

Of the big city clubs, only Hearts (in Administration) are off the pace, and even their league status is bound to be rescued when Kilmarnock’s name is inevitably written with the accompanying parenthesis.

As we’ve noted here often before, when the Daily Record finally acknowledges the reality Celtic websites have long explained about the Rangers group of clubs, you know it’s too late to do anything about it.  Today’s piece in the newspaper confirms what we’ve known for a long time, the white flag has been raised.  If they were more circumspect before declaring the unquestionable business acumen of the Ibrox key-holder, at any point over the last 15 years, the spivs would have been unable to fill their boots.

All those fawning pieces simply enabled the misdeeds.

While we are on the topic of enablers, what is the price of loyalty?  £825k, apparently.

Congratulations to all who participated in the Great Scottish Run for 1254125.  It turned into a great Celtic day with participants ranging from the dedicated athletes to those on the high side of 20st who grabbed the chance to make a different to their own lives, as well as others.

It’s happening again next year, so you have plenty time to get ready.  The sooner you start preparing the better.

My sincere thanks to the many people who contributed to the 1254125 MyDonate page I put up on Friday.  It now sits at an incredible £935, I’ll leave it up for a few days more to see if we can break into four figures.

Thanks for all your help.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie on

    Afternoon,all

     

     

    Anyone ever read a blog called “Football is fixed”?

     

     

    Clearly written by a Celtic man,and a darn fine read.

     

     

    Possibly a bit contentious,which is why I haven’t linked to it. Well worth checking out though…

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie on

    PAUL67

     

     

    Congratulations on your run yesterday.

     

     

    And to all the others who took part-especially those who completed it!

  3. Rarely have we dominated a match to the extent we did on Saturday. The two centre halfs are immense.

  4. Phil, Bada Bing, MWD, TBB- (from previous)- Cheers Bhoys for you messages, it was not the biggest shock I was ever going to get but life goes on, need to roll out Plan B

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie on

    PETEC

     

     

    ONLY ONE POST PER PERSON COUNTS TOWARDS THE PODIUM!

     

     

    Not working today,mate?

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie on

    GORDON J

     

     

    Excellent article. You raise a number of valid points.

     

     

    Especially that there are lies,damned lies,and pejorative headlines inThe Sun.

  7. Paul 67

     

     

    the Rangers group of clubs

     

     

    I like that, – and maintain MSM were a vital cog in the eventual cause of liquidation.

     

     

    Presently MSM are now very busy nicely helping Sevco towards their first administration.

  8. weebobbycollins on

    From previous article…

     

    And of course, Jackson becomes the latest discredited journo to join the ranks of the beeb…what is it about football journalism/journalists in this country? Being spoon fed information by the likes of Ramsay Smith at media house, Jabba at hunland and the usual suspects amongst gossiping agents and players in our game (OUR game? Not so sure about that anymore).T’is a cozy clique where no one wants to rock the boat nor shoogle the gravy train…and you never know, you might get some extra shifts at the bbc or Clyde…shameless lot!

  9. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    “All those fawning pieces simply enabled the misdeeds.”

     

     

    Paul – did you mean to say “misdeeds” or “missed deeds”? :-)

  10. Philbhoy - Bring it on!!!! on

    goldstar10

     

     

    It’s just your turn!

     

     

    Happened to me twice.

     

     

    The first time I wanted away, the second time I didny!!

     

     

    Now work for myself.

     

     

    A different kind of stress!

     

     

    Why not do a wee bit of networking on the blog?

     

     

    This place never fails to amaze me with the help and advice freely given.

     

     

    The downside is I know you are far too YOUNG to retire.

     

     

    Take care and good luck!

  11. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon

     

     

    12:34 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

    The Sun reckons that “mental patients” have committed 1,200 murders in the last ten years. But the truth is that people with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of crime.

     

     

    Crime And Mental Illness – The Reality

     

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    If you were genuinely sincere and Asked The Lord to help you, He definitely WID, not YID. My Mum has had arthritis for the last 30 years. The only reason I am still hear is because she and Mrs O’Hara has benn praying for LITTLE ole Me.

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie on

    GORDON J

     

     

    Yes. But,as you point out,it sells papers. The truth can’t be relied on for that.

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie

     

     

    12:38 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

    PETEC

     

     

    ONLY ONE POST PER PERSON COUNTS TOWARDS THE PODIUM!

     

     

    Not working today,mate?

     

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    Theres a Boston light, very bright.

  14. How much money did the other SPFL clubs receive due to Celtic’s European progress last season?

     

     

    Will there be another payment this season?

     

     

    All SPL clubs (who still exist) got £600k from the Setanta, taken together these payments more than make up for a couple of home gates against the hun.

  15. goldstar10

     

     

    12:35 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

    Best wishes mate, we’ve probably all been there at some point, chin up. Fingers crossed and prayers..

     

     

    HH

  16. petec – Oscar BraveO – God Bless,

     

     

    “If you were genuinely sincere and Asked The Lord to help you, He definitely WID, not YID”

     

     

    I’m not sure what “WID not YID” means?

     

     

    Are you suggesting that everyone who has mental illness could be cured by prayer? And that “The Lord” could simply remove all illness but chooses not to unless we ask really nicely?

  17. FFin’ quality issue:

     

     

    “Got the home top and third top when they both came out. black from Sports direct shop and the Blue from Rangers online. Technically the same place.

     

    I have only wore these tops a few times and already the Blackthorn is already starting to peel [already?]. More badly on the Blue home top.

     

    It started of as wee flakes but then I was sitting last night with my phone on my chest and i lifted the phone up and half the print was stuck on my phone from it just sitting there.

     

    To me this is ridiculous as i have rarely wore the tops. I would expect this to happen a year after buying the tops, not a month or what ever it is.

     

    My friends black top has also peeled completely off”

  18. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon

     

     

    12:49 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

    petec – Oscar BraveO – God Bless,

     

     

    “If you were genuinely sincere and Asked The Lord to help you, He definitely WID, not YID”

     

     

    I’m not sure what “WID not YID” means?

     

     

    Are you suggesting that everyone who has mental illness could be cured by prayer? And that “The Lord” could simply remove all illness but chooses not to unless we ask really nicely?

     

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    Mos Definitely.

     

     

    My Sons Mum was suicidal because of bad prognosis, You will be happy to know that the only thing that stopped her from Taking her Life, was her Catholic Faith.

  19. petec – Oscar BraveO – God Bless.

     

     

    12:44 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon

     

     

    12:34 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

    The Sun reckons that “mental patients” have committed 1,200 murders in the last ten years. But the truth is that people with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of crime.

     

     

    Crime And Mental Illness – The Reality

     

    ______________________________________

     

     

    If you were genuinely sincere and Asked The Lord to help you, He definitely WID, not YID. My Mum has had arthritis for the last 30 years. The only reason I am still hear is because she and Mrs O’Hara has benn praying for LITTLE ole Me.

     

     

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    Oh, the irony.

  20. Gordon_J (12:34): “The Sun reckons that “mental patients” have committed 1,200 murders in the last ten years. But the truth is that people with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of crime.”

     

     

    Furthermore, surely anyone who cold-bloodedly takes the life of another human being is mentally ill? I can’t comprehend that a sane individual would be capable of such a heinous deed.

  21. ‘While we are on the topic of enablers, what is the price of loyalty? £825k, apparently.’

     

     

     

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    Come now, you’re forgetting the allocation of 1,000,000 heavily discounted shares.

     

     

    Sally may be a whore, but he’s not a cheap whore.

  22. And still no one questions the original culprtit, SDM, who by my reckoning is still up to his neck in it.

  23. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon

     

     

    12:49 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

     

    ‘I’m not sure what “WID not YID” means?’

     

     

     

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    maybe it doesn’t work if you pray in Yiddish?

  24. Hi Paul67,

     

     

    Well done on the run…

     

     

    The Enablers bale…

     

     

    Liked that, obviously the TRFC “on business plan” accounts were the final straw.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  25. On reading the media on the Lasley tackle on Matthews it would appear Adam was just unfortunate in the way he fell as it was a well timed tackle.We have a had numerous referees prior to this tell us that it is not legal to go in take the ball regardless of the safety of the opposition player,to me the Lasley challenge was reckless and dangerous,he was clearly intent on taking out the player and the ball in that order.Could you imagine that tackle in a Champions League game!

  26. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    courtesy of a poster on the DR comments page following Keith Jackson astonishing revelations that sevco have taken all the hun money and spent the lot on succulent stuff….

     

     

    Meanwhile Ally does his Basil Faulty impression.

     

    “Don’t mention the debt, I mentioned it once, but I think i got away with it….”

  27. The Battered Bunnet on

    Petec

     

     

    I’m pleased for you that you have a strong belief, but you ought to be aware that you are sailing uncomfortably close to Glenn Hoddle territory.

  28. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon

     

     

    12:34 on 7 October, 2013

     

     

    The Sun reckons that “mental patients” have committed 1,200 murders in the last ten years. But the truth is that people with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of crime.

     

     

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    Don’t get too antagonised by them. A Sun journo’s comprehension of mental illness starts with Michael Myers and ends with Jason Voorhees.

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