Keane the bogeyman

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I often thought that Roy Keane was the bogeyman newspapers taunted us with when we are looking for a manager.  He is box office, for sure, but as a parting gift from Peter Lawwell to new chief exec, Dominic McKay, he would prove a ‘handful’.  Roy has not worked as a manager in a decade, his future in the game surely lies in front of the camera.

Still waiting on the Justice Secretary dropping his faux threat to cancel Sundays’ game.

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  1. The Scottish meeja have long since employed any kind of journalist.

     

    Journalists normally investigate and report facts.

     

    Scottish meeja employs reporters, people who report whatever their personal point of view is.

     

    On a side note, I hope we do go full bhuna and make a bid for”chicken tikka Mo Salah”

  2. Guard of Honour for that Mankie Cheatin Mob ?

     

     

    Away and throw shoite at the Moon.

     

     

     

    WHY would ANY so called Celtic supporter want that to happen ?…WHY would any so called Celtic supporter wish to witness that ?

     

    WHY would ANY Celtic PLAYER wish to ” Honour” someone like Morelos ? Yer aving a Giraffe !

  3. AN TEARMANN on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:34 PM

     

    The scottish people if they democratically vote to be independent i believe they will be better off. ___________________________________________

     

    I read Orwell in the 1960s. He said that you could take a nationalist – any nationalist – step by step and prove that his or her assumptions were wrong. But they will never accept that. The SNP ‘s own Growth Commission predicted ten years of austerity following independence. There is not a single reputable economist endorsing independence.

     

    Well-off Nats say the pain will be worth it. But that pain, in reality won’t affect them. It will translate into a sub-standard Health Service and shabby public services. In Scotland today, proportionately more children are in poverty than in the UK as a whole. Life expectancy is going down. Expect worse, far worse, if independence comes.

     

    By the way, ‘Scottish’ is spelled with a capital.

  4. “ “I hope the clubs will continue that over the next few days,” – “It’s not just a one Statement and the work is done”

     

     

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    This is the utter ‘old firm’ claptrap that allows cowards to equivocate rather than calling out the unacceptable conduct of the Rangers.

     

     

    Celtic should be jumping through no more hoops for Sturgeon or anyone else.

     

     

    This is not our problem.

  5. Get independence. Charge the Tories Billions to keep trident up here as they cant put it anywhere else. Pay for the pensions !. Simple.

     

     

    But, is there an alternative party up here who could run the country after independence ?.

     

     

    Joke !

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

    JAMESGANG on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:41 PM

     

     

    The answer is Sir….’time would tell. It would be in large part down to the efforts and merits of the people (of all nationalities) living in Scotland. Countries like Norway offer hope and example. London-based Tories offer the opposite. And with half the land mass of these islands but only 10% of the population but a lion’s share of natural resources, we’d stand a far better chance than as part of this dying ex colonial power.

     

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    Agree that time would tell.

     

     

    There are competing statistics / reports / analyses re: Scotland’s trade / independence / impact of being taken out of the EU trading bloc / impact of rejoining the EU ( +/- currency integration) – for instance:

     

     

    https://www.businessforscotland.com/independent-scotland-will-be-an-international-exporting-powerhouse/

     

    – indicates Scotland is the only UK nation to have exported more goods internationally than it has imported every year since records began

     

    – in 2018 – Scotland’s international trade surplus was +£5 Billion versus England’s international trade deficit of -£135 Billion

     

     

    https://scottishfinancialreview.com/2021/03/12/brexit-seafood-exports-to-eu-fell-83-in-january/

     

    – as a result of Brexit “Fish and shellfish, Scotland’s largest food export category, was down by a crippling 83%”

     

     

    https://www.gov.scot/publications/eu-uk-negotiations-outcome-analysis/#page-top

     

    – Scottish Government modelling estimates…GDP could be around 6% lower by 2030 than it would be with EU membership (£9bn in 2016 cash terms)

     

     

    Hundreds of others – all with a variety of conclusions, and supporting one perspective or another. Some may say – ‘but the London School of Economics says x, so x must be true’, etc. Anyone who tells you they know what the outcome would be financially in the short term would be – especially if they say it would be wildly positive or negative – is being disingenuous. I give you the notorious Tory NHS Brexit windfall as an example.

     

     

    I’m NOT an SNP fan (Offensive Behaviour at Football, Hate Crimes Bill, single Police Force, etc.). The SNP has a broad range of views amongst membership – from socialist to very right wing – independence will be the death of that party in its current form anyway, so I wouldn’t conflate the SNP with operating as an independent country.

     

     

    I would view them as a means to an end.

     

     

    If you want independence for Scotland, vote for the SNP in May – it is your only option.

     

     

    If you want Scotland to stay as part of the United Kingdom, then vote for someone else in May.

     

     

    Pretty straightforward.

     

     

    Would enjoy discussing further, but I do have to get back to contributing to my country’s wellbeing :-))

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  7. BIG GEORGES FAN CLUB – HAIL, HAIL, WEE OSCAR on 15TH MARCH 2021 3:18 PM

     

     

    Would I be correct in thinking that you are financial secure enough that a fall in living standards in an independent Scotland would not be catastrophic for you?

  8. Surprise, surprise

     

     

    A “small number” of Rangers fans have tested positive for coronavirus after attending celebrations in Glasgow last weekend.

     

     

    Thousands of supporters of the Govan club took to the streets on Sunday after they were crowned league champions.

     

     

    At the daily briefing today, the Chief Medical Officer said some of those who made their way to George Square and Ibrox had returned positive tests.

  9. Weebobbycollins on

    No, no, no, no, no, no guard of honour for cheating huns. Never!

     

    It has nothing to do with class. Just boo them on to the pitch then give them a severe humping.

     

    That’s my dignity oot the windae. 😆

  10. Jeez, skipped a full page and still on Circular debating of the SNP

     

     

    Anyone have anything t o say about the fitba?

  11. FRUTZSONG

     

    I read Orwell in the 1960s. He said that you could take a nationalist – any nationalist – step by step and prove that his or her assumptions were wrong.

     

     

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    Takes me back to my teenage days, reading Orwell. Well ahead of his days and still relevant.

     

    “Every nationalist is capable of the most flagarent dishonesty… unshakeably certain of being in the right.”

  12. NOTTHEBUS on 15TH MARCH 2021 4:12 PM

     

    Jeez, skipped a full page and still on Circular debating of the SNP

     

     

     

    Anyone have anything t o say about the fitba?

     

     

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    🤷🏼‍♂️Please not Roy Keane!

     

     

    His experience as a manager to date is remarkable, remarkably bad. And his comments as a pundit show him to be from a previous generation, where running about and kicking people was both allowed and a positive. (I will concede that these latter traits would make him ideally suited to manage most other Scottish clubs!)

     

     

    HH jg

  13. garygillespieshamstring on

    WBC

     

     

    Too right.

     

    Hopefully the fake sound guy has high quality recording of booing for their entry, “who’s the mason in the black”as often as required and finally, “go home ya huns “ as we toy with them in the final 10 minutes of a comfortable win for the home side.

  14. NOTTHEBUS on 15TH MARCH 2021 4:12 PM

     

     

    The League Table shows that Sevco have been much better than us this season but is that because they have had a lot of luck (referees,Covid,injuries) or do they have better players and coaches than us?

     

    If they go through to the next round of the Europa League and beat us three days later,I will probably have to admit that the lucky part is mainly in my mind.

  15. Go tell the Spartim on

    Is staying part of the UK not British nationalism ?

     

    Your choice is either gamble on independence or be hamstrung by Tory governments, labour are a busted flush (until the sad events over the last two weeks) they were going to abstain from voting on the Police Bill, you know the one where a statue has more rights than a female protester and The one where your UK residency can be revoked for attending a peaceful demonstration by the word of one solitary PC.

     

     

    Personally I’d never vote SNP (bigots at their inception and bigots now) and I’d say I was left of centre but to be honest I wouldn’t trust one single politician, I’m with Billy Connolly on this one, the fact you want to be a politician should bar you from being one.

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    ERNIE LYNCH on 15TH MARCH 2021 3:37 PM

     

    BIG GEORGES FAN CLUB – HAIL, HAIL, WEE OSCAR on 15TH MARCH 2021 3:18 PM

     

    Would I be correct in thinking that you are financial secure enough that a fall in living standards in an independent Scotland would not be catastrophic for you?

     

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    Can I ask in return – would a fall in living standards in an independent Scotland be catastrophic for you?

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  17. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    Guard of honour .NA NOT FOR ME.

     

     

    Why not gather round both penalty spots and all point to them and shout.”RED CARD RED CARD.

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

    Would we be in a worse place managerially under an independent Roy Keane?

  19. Not sure on what I am basing it but I feel Jack Hendry could be a real player for us next year if we give him an early chance.

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    HOT SMOKED on 15TH MARCH 2021 4:46 PM

     

    Not sure on what I am basing it but I feel Jack Hendry could be a real player for us next year if we give him an early chance.

     

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    Always thought the criticism was of Hendry was based on very little evidence – especially given some of the serial under-performers who have retained their places in the squad.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  21. HOT SMOKED@4:16pm

     

     

    I don’t think we have that option,the Belgium club have the option to buy then it’s up to the player,if he wants to come back to us fine if not Belgium or England.

  22. Ernie

     

    THE UK Treasury confirmed before the Indy Ref in 2014 that, should it come to pass, then Pensions would certainly continue to be paid as currently. That is a matter of record. In any case, the money does not ‘belong’ to the UK, it is the accumulation of NI payments made by all, including Scottish, taxpayers.

     

    HH

  23. Adi – Surprise Surprise about Huns fans returning possitive tests after last week’s events at ipox and George Square.

     

     

    Loved ones, colleagues and work forces beware.

     

     

    D :)

  24. HOT SMOKED

     

     

    Its been the perfect season for Sevco.

     

     

    I think the massive phycological advantage of having points on the board when we had so many games in hand was crucial. they literally never looked back, while we stumbled and fell over our own shoelaces week after week.

     

     

    My view also that the now frequent Celtic collapses in the last 15-20 mins has more to down with mental issues that physical issues,

     

     

    We are a broken team at the moment, The season end cant come quick enough

  25. FRIESDORFER on 15TH MARCH 2021 4:56 PM

     

     

    There is no funded pension pot for the state pension. Current NI payers pay the state pensions of current pensioners. That’s how it works.

     

     

    Think about it. The state pension started in 1908. The recipients had neve paid NI or any other contribution to a state pension. Where did the money come from to pay their pensions? And so it has continued til now.

     

     

    In a separate Scotland the Scottish state will be responsible for paying the pensions of current pension recipients, and they will do so from the NI contributions of those currently working.

     

     

    It is staggering that people don’t understand this or try to dispute it.

  26. BIG JIMMY

     

    Any tips for Cheltenham.

     

    I won a few quid on golf last night. Looking to keep the winning streak going

  27. Jack Hendry has been sent on loan and his new club has a small transfer fee of under £2m. So it’s extremely unlikely we will see him back.

     

     

    I would like to see the return of some of the other loanees as they haven’t had a chance Shved and Bayo have some potential have performed quite well on loan. O’Connor, Afolabi and McInroy also need a chance.

     

    Boli and N’tcham will be back as no-one will buy them

     

     

    Paterson, Robertson, Coffey, Wylie and Hjelde need to go on loan again.

  28. Not sure how others feel, but I wish the politicians on here would give it a rest. Go fight you battles at elections or elsewhere. I come on here to keep up with things Celtic. I can go elsewhere to hear all the political rubbish that is now a constant on here. Please take it somewhere else and leave those who want to write of matters Celtic in peace.

  29. Ernie

     

     

    https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/scotland-the-referendum-and-independence/pensions/

     

     

    Scotland referendum 2014: the impact of independence on pensions

     

     

    “Responsibility for UK state pensions

     

    Perhaps the most important issue would be the allocation of responsibility for UK state pension rights already built up.

     

     

    Scottish Government position

     

    The Scottish Government’s document “Pensions in an Independent Scotland“ says it would take responsibility for those of people living in Scotland at the time of independence.

     

     

    UK Government position

     

    The UK Government’s document “Scotland analysis: Work and pensions” (PDF) argues that the untangling of past records would be a complex exercise and that the government of an independent Scotland would also need to contribute to the state pension costs of people living overseas, some of whom would have worked in Scotland.

     

     

    In the event of independence, there would need to be a system to co-ordinate the state pension entitlements of people who had lived and worked in different countries.

     

     

     

    “In a separate Scotland the Scottish state will be responsible for paying the pensions of current pension recipients, and they will do so from the NI contributions of those currently working.”

     

     

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    And the difficulty with this is…?

     

     

    As you well know, the statement was referring to prior accumulation of NI contributions to pensions in payment, which will require, and is acknowledged, appropriate consultation.

     

     

    HH

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

    CONNAIRE12 on 15TH MARCH 2021 5:33 PM

     

     

    I can go elsewhere to hear all the political rubbish…………..

     

     

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    Noted :-))

     

     

    I do try not to get too involved – but sometimes you see something that just makes you bite – need to remember – …and…breathe…

     

     

    Changing the subject – I posted about our new CEO a couple days ago – a few good video interviews online. Sounds quite impressive – focussed on growth, good customer care / facilities / matchday experience, linking in with diaspora – and no sign of any involvement whatsoever with the ‘professional sports’ part of his role.

     

     

    Any views?

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

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