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McAllister shows how far aspirations have fallen

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Newco assistant, Gary McAllister, this week told the media “to finish the season with a flourish would be a big positive going into the summer.”  On hearing this, I thought back to the 3-0 win in a meaningless game against Rangers in May 1995.  We left Hampden (our temporary home) with a child-like joy: we had a great day out but the ‘adults’ knew nothing of significant had occurred.

It is demeaning for an aspirational club to talk about the prospect of feeling positive at winning a meaningless fixture.  Especially when they cannot even reach a cup final.  To the outsider, this looks the opposite of aspirational.  It looks needy and desperate.

Of considerably greater importance to Celtic in May 1995 was the Scottish Cup Final win over that other soon-to-be-liquidated team, Airdrie.  We brought a trophy home for the first time in six years, in actual positive.

Win, lose or draw on Sunday, anyone who leaves Ibrox feeling positive or negative about the summer on the back of what happened that day is a fool.  Gary, it’s not a good look.

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  1. Auldheid,

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks for your reply.

     

     

     

     

    The finer details of the who, what ,wheres confuse me.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    My simple understanding is that the SFA and UEFA kick the ball around between themselves, with neither doing what was required.

     

     

    I understood that UEFA told Celtic to take it up with the SFA.

     

     

    =/=====/=

     

    No. I refer you to Traverso reply of 8th June 2016 on Res12 Timeline at https://www.res12.uk where he says Celtic can pursue the matter with UEFA. They haven’t . They were against involving UEFA from the beginning and were prepared to vote Res12 down as unnecessary until on line info that they were aware of months before Res12 surfaced, suggested an investigation was needed.

     

    =/=====/

     

    Can you, therefore explain to me, in the simplest of terms, what Celtic could/should do to effectively right the many wrongs that have been done?

     

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    The answer lies in the above. Now that the investigation Res12 asked for has done what Res12 asked , showing possible fraud/corruption which means no time bar, take the case to UEFA as the SFA route has proven functus as a result of a clause in the 5 Way Agreement requiring CAS adjudicate on matters relating to Rangers.

     

     

    Or justify not doing so to Celtic shareholders with assurances the SFA licensing system, that should have caught details of overdue tax from 2008 if Rangers presented what the rules required, has been overhauled to ensure Celtic will never again lose out on a UEFA place if the process is applied equitably to all clubs.

     

     

    2011 is when doubts surfaced but there are other areas of UEFA rules that required full disclosure prior to 2011, not something Rangers excelled at.

     

     

    Questions regarding what was being referred to CAS were asked at the AGM as there are concerns a key period was being excluded from scrutiny. The same point was made to SFA in June 2018.

     

     

    6 months later no reply from Celtic, 11 months later no reply from SFA to Res12 lawyers. To rely on a dysfunctional judicial process to produce justice when there is strong evidence of wrong doing asks questions of Celtic as much as the SFA.

  2. fairhill bhoy on

    So is it couldn’t give a flying fek or let’s keep the foot on the throat on Sunday ?

     

    I know my thoughts

  3. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    I’ve just watched Celtic tribute to Cesar and Stevie on BBC Scotland, isn’t it wonderful just to be a tim and we should all be proud to be a part of this wonderful family.

     

     

    Guess what managers , players and board members come and go but we as fans remain the fact Celtic are ☘️☘️??

  4. Fairhill Bhoy

     

    I’d like both please…

     

    Treat it as a game v Motherwell and be sensible with team selection with the cup final in mind – and still beat them.

  5. Aberdeen v Hearts, one of the worst games I’ve ever seen.

     

     

    Bobby Madden utterly hopeless.

     

     

    BT Pundits that dont know the rules.

     

     

    Dear oh dear.

  6. BLANTYRETIM

     

     

    It’s not often yir right but yir spot on there my mhan.:O)

  7. No matter how much Slippy G builds it up, or the media for that matter. Sevco have fuck all to play for now. So whether it’s conscious or not, the sub-conscious of many of their players, will be packing their sun screen, flip-flops, and Asda George shades…. thinking about their dream vacations to Benidorm.

  8. lets all do the huddle ? on

    Aberdeen v Hearts, one of the worst games I’ve ever seen.

     

     

    Bobby Madden utterly hopeless.

     

     

    BT Pundits that dont know the rules.

     

    —-

     

     

    the most predictable set of events ??

  9. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    VP

     

    It’s not often I manage to post on Cqn so if u give me your blessing I’m happy big man

  10. Mike in Toronto on

    Auldheid

     

     

    Have Celtic ever answered what they knew and when about the 5WA?

     

     

    To me, everything that has happened since flows from that.

  11. fairhill bhoy on

    Gutenberg-if only we could or if Lenny could,it’s not a run of the mill Motherwell game.

     

    If we win it’s so what,if we get beat it’s (here where coming)55?

  12. weebobbycollins on

    BT…you are so right…and I’m so glad your dad got his rightful medal back…

  13. fairhill bhoy on

    BLANTYRETIM IS PRAYING IS PRAYING FOR THE KNOX FAMILY @9:27

     

    Absolutely ????????

  14. FAIRHILL BHOY on 10TH MAY 2019 9:40 PM

     

    Gutenberg-if only we could or if Lenny could,it’s not a run of the mill Motherwell game.

     

     

    If we win it’s so what,if we get beat it’s (here where coming)55?

     

     

    ……..

     

     

    So you think they lose and stop talking about going for 55, you missed the last 7 years, we pump they they say next season we will do it, regardless of resuly logic and reason.

     

     

    They always win off-season and pre-season.

     

     

    HH

  15. glendalystonsils on

    Breaking news:

     

     

    Liberia has declared war on the Parkhead area of Glasgow in retaliation for the treatment of his son by Neil Lennon.

     

     

    (As alleged on CQN)

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    We can only hope that we are planning for next season now,they should know who the manager is….

  17. When Sunday comes around, I’d like to see 1 youngster tested in the Hate Factory environment.

     

     

    I’m not counting Mikey’s last wan. That was a no show game for the Team.

     

     

    There are a few potentials. Lets give wan of them a start.

  18. weebawbabitty on

    Evening, Weah , not really fussed! Got a feeling if. Neil’s letting him go then he is going to be permanent manager ! Suppose we can debate next year if it’s a good move or not HH

  19. !!BADA BING!! on 10TH MAY 2019 10:25 PM

     

    We can only hope that we are planning for next season now,they should know who the manager is….

     

     

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    Think its becoming clearer by the day it will be NFL.

  20. Thanks for the kind thoughts and prayers for my aunt and uncle.

     

     

    Sadly, my uncle Colm passed this morning and his funeral will be at St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny on Sunday at 12.00. All welcome if based there. I had a wee tour of the cathedral last year and love the place. He was a good man and had a long and happy life. Well, as much as any man can.

     

     

    Gutted I can’t make funeral at short notice but my bro and sis will step in.

     

     

    My aunt is still fighting but the clock is running.

     

     

    Connaire and CosyCornerBhoy, a simple thanks gents.

  21. MIT

     

     

    That question was never put to Celtic from a Res12 angle.

     

     

    The significance of the 5 Way in terms of it being the reason the JPDT deferred to CAS only emerged gradually after last July and only in terms of SFA knowledge from 2012.

     

     

    However it does raise serious issues in respect of how Celtic shareholders representatives have been handled.

  22. This game on Sunday means more than some people think, it’s a battle of young and old in midfield can our old guard hack it, and take us into next season with some confidence, or does slippy get some confidence noing our guys are finished and living on past glories

  23. Art of War,

     

     

    Sorry for your Loss.

     

     

    I hope yer much Loved Aunt will stay Alive for a Treble Treble and a lot more Celtic Success.

  24. weebawbabitty on 10th May 2019 11:48 pm

     

     

    PETEC, thanks my friend, Hope you are in contact with DD , and he is ok HH

     

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    I hit the Disconnect Button to the World because I thought it was better to do that.

     

     

    I cannae Believe what is going on.

     

     

    Read the Book it is all about the Scoffers @ this Time.

     

     

    Brendan really sold me a Dummy with Israel…. or did he?

     

     

    Thank You Brendan for Winning Every Domestic Trophy.

     

     

    INCREDIBLE.

  25. big g on 10th May 2019 11:48 pm

     

     

    This game on Sunday means more than some people think, it’s a battle of young and old in midfield can our old guard hack it, and take us into next season with some confidence, or does slippy get some confidence noing our guys are finished and living on past glories

     

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    Old guard?? Callum McGregor 25, Rogic 26, Christie 24, Forrest 27

     

     

    The huns will start with Davies and Arfield

  26. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    Another big Sunday coming up for our youth team here in Oz.

     

    No game last week so our nearest rivals are level at the top with us

     

    but a win will see us go clear again.

     

    Been into their heads all week about the upcoming fixture against

     

    the Brighton huns and why we must pump them so a solid victory

     

    this week will have them worried.

     

    As usual some nasty tweets going on about what they/us new kids on

     

    the block can expect but our bhoys will handle it.

     

    After the game it’s straight down to rebel town and meet up with Paddy

     

    and the rest of the peninsula CSC.

     

    Doesn’t matter if it’s a meaningless fixture, it’s the stickies, and i know

     

    myself and the rest of our bhoys just exist to beat them.

     

    The game kicks off at 9.0 clock here and some of the ghuys and ghals

     

    meeting up for meals before the game so it’s bound to be a full house

     

    in the Re- Publican so all you Oz Tims get down early.

     

    See you all there.

     

    COYBIG.

     

    H.H Mick