Insufficiently corrupt for 2018 World Cup bid


The prospect of watching the world’s greatest players on home soil at the 2030 World Cup, with the announcement of a joint bid by British and Irish FAs, is tempered by the realisation that it would provide flag waving political types of various colours more opportunities to distract attention from their day jobs.

The English FA bid for the 2018 tournament but the UK government was insufficiently corrupt at the time to garner enough support from the Fifa executive.  A great deal of work has since gone into upgrading politicians corruption status across the UK, so the Scottish, English, Welsh, Irish and N. Irish FAs will be hopeful their governments can cut it with the best Banana Republics out there.

Perhaps harsh but not without foundation.

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  1. 67 European Cup Winners on

    Paul67 it’s ironic that you preach Peters gospel and now you want to challenge government’s integrity


    No complaints from me – but just don’t separate yourself from the issue



    I am a self confessed cynic – I believe nothing I read or hear regardless of who is writing/speaking the message


    Truth honesty integrity all have to be searched for


    Bullshit lies and fake news are all readily available



    Sad but true




  2. I think there are two primary dynamics at play here 1. as you rightly say, lack of integration into FIFA corruption and then 2. much of the rest of the world absolutely hates the English and their “football coming home” arrogance. There is also wide spread resentment about the 4 “home” nations traditional political hegemony.

  3. !!Bada Bing!! on

    More urgent stuff on our own doorstep…….new DoF,new head coach, huns still not been banned by the SFA ( oh I forgot they have a few injuries), Club treated differently re buses…..Scotland, who gives a flying….

  4. Weebobbycollins on

    60 years ago yesterday…


    March 1st 1961…my uncle says he’s going to take 13 year old me to ibrox to see a really good team. I agreed when he told me it was Motherwell he was referring to. My first ever floodlit game. We stood amongst the Well fans in the Celtic end and watched the huns get destroyed and put out of the Scottish Cup by the steelmen. 2-2 at half-time. A quick third goal, followed by a killer fourth, scored by Ian St John. The cake’s icing was a fifth just before the end. 2-5 score. No wonder Motherwell became my second favourite team after that display and result. (for a wee while anyway). They had some good players at that time…Willie Hunter, Pat Quinn, Ian St John, Bert McCann, John Martis….


    Ian St John RIP…

  5. Weebobbycollins on

    Sorry, my first floodlit game was Celtic v Wolves 1959…memory playing with me…

  6. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on



    DREW1967 on 2ND MARCH 2021 11:50 AM


    Wish Paul Lambert would shut the hell up.find him totally depressing.


    DREW, when you remember his background, that explains a lot about what he is muttering on about now. It was a testament to his professionalism that he did so, so well with us, especially against the Forces of Darkness. That couldn’t have been easy for his family and (former) friends.





    Hi EMERALDBEE \O/ A DOUBLE NINER!! – I knew he wasn’t a ‘Celtic man’ but I don’t know much more than that.



    I would be interested to know a wee bit more – only if you have a minute – about this.



    Was he from a ‘Rangers’ background – did he get a hard time from ‘them’?



    It’s just for interest, so no worries if you don’t have the time ;-))






  7. Weebobbycollins on

    Wolves beat us 2-0 that night. Their team had one of the Beverley Sisters’ husband as captain.


    Billy Wright… :-)

  8. I see that the Anas Sarwar feel good factor has already dissipated.



    As has already been noted, we have far bigger issues for our own club to deal with in terms of business competence and challenging corruption. Mainly because we’ve had a ‘generation of prevarication’ in precisely not doing either.



    How about a consideration of the potential gannt chart of CEO, Director of football(?), manager/ coach, playing staff appointments?



    One whose timings run the risk of us being even less prepared for euro qualifications that our usually shambolic standards.



    HH jg



    HH jg

  9. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Who would win a fight between the Beverly Sisters and the Andrews Sisters?



    (Copyright BSR)

  10. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Alright big fella – my historian daughter was giving me the low-down on Anas Sarwar yesterday – there wasn’t much of a feel good factor in any case ;-))






  11. A great deal of work has since gone into upgrading politicians corruption status across the UK



    WOW! That’s quite a statement and quite an accusation Paul67!… Do you have any hard evidence, or perhaps personal experiences, that you would care to share with us? 🤔

  12. Weebobbycollins on

    Just checked…Billy Wright didn’t play in that game v Celtic. Memory going downhill fast…needs a jump-start from Tontine Tim…

  13. Weebobbycollins on

    Paul67 says…”The prospect of watching the world’s greatest players on home soil at the 2030 World Cup…”


    Some of us won’t be able to see them from the cemetery…😂

  14. PAUL 67



    Could it be you are going to be the fans representative on the Board hence your inaction /avoidance of the big issues inside Celtic…..asking for a friend.

  15. CaddingtonCommon on

    Baca Bing @1223pm


    Agree with your post.



    Hell will freeze over before the SFA punish the Covid huns.


    Hail Hail


    Stay Safe

  16. Cast the aspersions far and wide, the further from the club, the better, por cierto.

  17. 2030 will be the 100 year anniversary of the first-ever World Cup and FIFA are very keen to see this in Uruguay where it all began. Obviously, in this day and age, Uruguay could never host a World Cup but the noise coming out of South America is that Uruguay, Argentina and one more to be announced (Chile or Paraguay?) could see a joint bid.



    Sentiment could see this bid beat any other although as we know, sentiment is never the biggest driving force in football.

  18. C for Celtic, C for cowardice.



    We will be cheated differently, eighteen points behind, league lost, shut up and move right along Timothy. A for Aberdeen A for apologists, K for Kilmarnock K for killie pies, D for Dundee Utd D for dipped out, you get my drift?



    I think the first time we heard John Kennedy speak alound was after Dubacle, explaining how Celtic did nothing wrong, he’s only been at the club since nineteen canteen. Covid breaches are like penalties for Rainjurz not uncommon in Scotland, the difference between Rainjurz and everyone else, is that they control the narrative, not one by five players broke the guidelines, Rainjurz said they’d investigate, and Scotland’s struck dumb, but the flute band played on.



    More important things for Celtic to consider? like compensation and contract terminations, sure but is it the same yellow streak that afflicts Celtic over contentious big issues such as Rory Bremner FC, Res 12, blah blah yada blah.



    When you run up a white flag, you’d better have a Trojan horse for Hampden, with some parting shots or you’ll forever be remembered with a C for capitulation.



    L for Lennon the last dissenting voice.

  19. Majestic Hartson 12.59



    Craig Levein and his computer data analyst Austin McPhee.




  20. I got given a ticket for the 65 FA cup final and witnessed the Liverpool hero Ian St John heading the winning goal in extra time. First time in their history that Liverpool won it. Working in London at that time my foreman was a low league ref who had been hoping Chelsea would be there but they were knocked out in the semi-final so he gave me his brief.


    Both teams had 4 Scots on show -Liverpool had the spine of- Tommy Lawerence in goal ,towering Ron Yeats centre half Willie Stevenson in midfield (he had been displaced at Rangers by J Baxter) and their cult hero Ian St John.


    For Leeds it was the great Billy Bremner (their goal scorer) ex-Celt veteran Bobby Collins + Jim Storrie and Willie Bell.

  21. TinyTim,



    Great shout. That was an absolute disaster for Hearts – though they could probably have helped themselves by keeping Levein in the DoF role.



    I wonder if it’s common for the DoF to apportion blame on the manager, and the team then going through 2 or 3 before the DoF is found out.

  22. rpmcelticfan on

    !!Bada Bing!! on 2nd March 2021 2:05 pm My entire family are on that list , anyone other posters ?

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