Longmuir objections defeated. Then he asks for the top job


So after 15 years and 121 years respectively, the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League will be wound-up due to the creation of the Scottish Professional Football League.  Small objection, I know, but I don’t like the name.  It’s cumbersome and, in the case of one member club (Queens) downright inaccurate.  They stuck a word in to differentiate the new entity from the historical one, but why ‘Professional’?

I assume the last champions of the Scottish Premier League will retain the trophy, just as Northern Ireland did with the Home International Championship trophy?  Or will the brown brogue brigade insist that doesn’t happen?  I’m sure St Mirren will be making plans for the now-defunct Scottish Football League, League Cup, or at least they will when someone realises the awarding body is about to cease.

The new financial compensation structure will make a significant difference to half a dozen or so clubs in the second tier of the game but that’s about it.  There is no magic wand for Scottish football short of federation with a neighbouring association.

The biggest laugh of the day came from the news that outgoing SFL chief exec, David Longmuir, the man who did more than anyone to prevent the new SPFL getting to this stage, has put himself forward for the new chief executive position.

The word ‘shameless’ seems somewhat inadequate.  Make sure the brogues are clean for interview next week, David.

How will that one go?  ‘I know, I got it completely wrong.  I did my best to stop all of this from coming to fruition, what a laugh.  Best thing I can say is, I’m not Neil Doncaster, so how’s about it?’

Better get that CV types, David.  Or is my prediction that you were working your way to a position with a lower league club coming to fruition?

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  1. Was at zero when I dropped my phone to log on.



    Ayrshire is Green and White











    I reckon that’s an Ayrshire podium for you!

  3. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Shameful better than shameless?



    Ole Shirley and Co had less shame than this crew.



    ‘ Scoundrels’, to quote my old gran abd her best mate,Mrs Butler.

  4. ElDiegoBhoy passed on his sincere thanks for all the support he received from so many on the blog this week.



    Rest in Peace, Moira.

  5. South Of Tunis on

    The Scottish Professional Football League .?



    The definition of professional includes – competent and skillful .



    Shome mistake shurely .



    Off to the beach . There will be flamingos on the beach. Local naturalists have expressed concern that the flamingos are being disturbed by people harvesting flamingo crap under cover of darkness . Apparently.flamingo crap makes great skunk fertilizer .



    Hot Hot Hot —–way down south.

  6. Paul67 et al



    Have to agree that the name is unwieldy to say the least, but what it has done is eliminate the word “Premier” from Scottish football, meaning that we can revert to Division 1, Division 2 and further on down the line. The play-offs could make for some interesting moral dilemmas too. For the referees that is!

  7. Burgas Hoops on

    “Ayrshire’s Green & White” ?



    Surely that should read: VERY small pockets of Ayrshire are Green & White ?-)))))

  8. Even worse than Longmuir applying for the job is the fact that he has a chance of being appointed. I love Celtic but I am not sure I can sustain that positive emotion in light of the continuous , corrupt farce being played out as I type.


    The Hun will need ( and get) a lot of help to return to the Top Division in the shortest possible time. I have a horrible feeling that that will be the end for me.




  9. Afternoon, hoping the new league executive board have a plan and neither Longmuir or Doncaster get the job , there must be options out there to bring in someone better than this pair of clowns.



    com’on Peter as you run Scottish Fitba you know it makes sense.

  10. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on



    NO neck is brass quite like a Sevco neck.. They are all, the fans, tribute club and SMSM an embarrassment.



    And yet, they wangle full voting rights.. The slithering snake of Sevco is not dying.. We ignore this at our peril…



    We need to retain energy and still complain … To all.





    Skunk fertiliser?



    Must smell abominably.

  12. Not one person in post, save the redoubtable Turnbull Hutton (sadly, he wishes to retire), deserves consideration for the new positions of power/influence.



    THIS is a chance, a moment in time, for the Chairmen of Celtic, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd to sweep the place clean of all the corruptness embedded at Hampden



    Please give us our game back!!!!

  13. South Of Tunis on

    DBBIA @ 13 39 .



    Shirley and Co ——-Shame Shame Shame .



    Great choon -as was the follow up ——Cry Cry Cry

  14. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    Has Neodymium signed yet? Ball sticks to his feet like a magnet. Come on Peter – get the finger out!!!

  15. A Stor Mo Chroi on

    Always have Heart Gentlemen, and if in need of a wee bit of faith… then lean on these indelible and empyreal memories now safe in the hallowed firmament and shared by the souls of your ancestors and the angels too.



    ★✞★ Celtic 4-3 Aberdeen ★✞★



    ★✞★ Hearts 2 Celtic 3 ★✞★



    ★✞★ Thursday, May 22nd, Where’s your Helicopter Now? ★ ✞★



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TznCbdRQxYg★✞★ Kilmarnock 3 – 3 Celtic ★✞★



    ★✞★ GLASGOW—CELTIC—-1888 ★✞★

  16. That EDB can think of expressing his gratitude at a time like this speaks volumes for the decency of the man. I wish I had the words to help him at this dreadful time.



  17. South Of Tunis on




    Growing skunk is big business Anything that increases the size of the crop.

  18. ROW Z - Let Celtic Flourish By The Cleansing Of The 'Den! on




    No mention of TUPE? Does this not apply to both organisations?



    The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) protects employees’ terms and conditions of employment when a business is transferred from one owner to another. Employees of the previous owner when the business changes hands AUTOMATICALLY become employees of the new employer on the SAME terms and conditions.



    Which transfers are covered?



    TUPE applies when an undertaking or part of it is transferred from one employer to another where:



    •two companies cease to exist and combine to form a third



    Looks like we’ll be paying for 2 CEOs until 1 is made redundant even if only 1 is doing the job.







  19. Burgas Hoops on

    Jungle Jim The Hun will need ( and get) a lot of help to return to the Top Division in the shortest possible time. I have a horrible feeling that that will be the end for me.



    Totally agree with you here, we aint moving to any unified English league, the Atlantic league never even got past the 1st leg, all we’re waitng for now is the hun to be rewarded whatever rewards the SFA can give them in as short of space of time.



    Thought long and hard this season on renewing 2 SB (that i gift to my Bro & Sis) and renewing CTV subscription which ive had since 2005.



    Heart ruled my head and i renewed, i think for the last time.

  20. the long wait is over on




    laughed out loud at this “How will that one go? ‘I know, I got it completely wrong. I did my best to stop all of this from coming to fruition, what a laugh. Best thing I can say is, I’m not Neil Doncaster, so how’s about it?”



    The guys brassneck is incredible



    Your line reminds of a joke ,which is definitely nsfCQN , narrated in John Le Carre’s brilliant The Night Manager about a guy going for a job in the Foreign Office which ends in the punchline :-



    “Keep away from the girls in the typing pool , no playing with matches ,give us a kiss and you can have the job…”

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