Morals and hypocrisy, McCoist nails it, then asks you to bend over


Do you remember the early days of Celtic Quick News when one wit suggested this was a blog for accountants?  Our early years did a great deal to bring a wider understanding of accounts and finance to Celtic fans – which was a good thing.

Today your fan of Scottish football needs to know about more than the game and amortisation, a semester or two in law school is an enormous advantage.  We touch on legal matters here but last night I enjoyed reading the forensic analysis on the wonderful Duff and Phelps on the Web 3D Law blog.  It’s worth 10 minutes of your day, each day, the most recent blog especially.  I also assume you are all keeping an eye on the substantial thoughts on Paul McConville’s blog.  If not, I want to know why.

So much for accounts and the law, today I want to discuss philosophy with you.

When football-types talk about morality and hypocrisy they are usually worth listening to, if only for comedic value.  Anyone experiencing the Scottish media will not doubt that morality is subjective and chameleon in nature.  This question has exercised great minds for centuries, if only they had the benefit of our effervescent radio luminaries.
Despite being metaphorically surrounded by morally opportunistic hypocrites, Ally McCoist felt so secure in his demands for Rangers that he didn’t dodge the issue yesterday.

When asked if Rangers should be kicked out of the SPL he accepted it “might be the right thing to do morally and people will have their own opinions on it, with differences far and varied.

“There’s an argument the right thing to do is for Rangers to go down to the Third Division and that might be the case if it’s a Newco after liquidation.

“But is it the correct thing to do for Scottish football?  Probably not. Everybody’s got a dilemma and that’s why there are so many opinions on it.

“Whether people like it or not, Rangers and Celtic are different because of the size and magnitude of the two clubs.

“Supporters of other clubs and some Old Firm supporters say you can’t have rules for some clubs and not for others.

“In an ideal world, that would be 100 per cent correct. I would absolutely and totally agree with that.

“But the fact of the matter is we’re asking if it would be good for the rest of the SPL if Rangers went down to the Third Division? The answer has to be no.

“I don’t envy the people who have to make that decision. I can understand the hypocrisy of it but Rangers and Celtic are different.”

Rangers are different – no dispute about that, Ally.  Celtic are different again, but if it is hypocritical and morally wrong to provide support for these clubs which has never been extended to a smaller club, we cannot subvert our sport – and remember, the word SPORT implies that outcomes are determined on a level playing field – Rangers must be treated no differently than Gretna.

And just one correction for Ally: liquidation-and-phoenix would not see Rangers drop to the Third Division.  A Newco in the Third Division would not have dropped from anywhere, it would be a new company and new football team.  Rangers would, in these circumstances, go pop!

One* team in Glasgow,
There’s only one team in Glasgow.
One team in Glasgow,
There’s only one team in Glasgow.

*excluding, juniors, youths, lower leagues, amateurs and Celtic Ladies.

Pop!  And they’re gone!

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  1. Dontbrattbakkinanger on 28 April, 2012 at 15:44 said:


    Hebcelt, Summa- you’ll need at least 3 to be a genuine clique so I’ll see you in BBs on Thursday


    A candle with fuzzbox.





    Good Mhan..You Need 2 for a ‘Meeting’..3 for a Party..4 for a Riot..:O) so Get the Blower to the Legned that is OldTim..



    Look forward to it..Getting excited about Tomorrow Now..




  2. Currently residing in the south side near Queen’s Park, i have had first hand experience of the ‘peaceful protest’ march to Hampden today



    No more than 3,000 in attendance by my reckoning and sectarian songs by the dozen



    Helicopters, police vans full to the brim with riot officers



    Yip, it looks as though the police think it will be peaceful




  3. Taken from R*gers forum.


    Sums them up in so many ways… the penny dropping?




    Posted Today, 02:06 PM


    am completely convinced that will have achieved nothing. Not enough noice. And the fact that no one that can make any decision to reverse the deision was there makes it (in my opinion) useless. Good tur



    n out, but half an hour of standing outside hampden to make ur voice heard to no one that matters will achieve nothing. Sorry for this thread, but i traveled for 4 hours and i dont think we’ve achieved anything. We need to up the ante, i was against disrupting the scottish cup final, but i think thats what needs to be done. Somethimg that the whlole of scotland will take notice of. NO SURRENDER!!!

  4. Was it McCoist or Jardine today’s in Herald claiming that both US and THEM were ‘special cases’?



    Sooner DD and PL catch themselves on and totally distance US from THEM the better.

  5. martin42 on 28 April, 2012 at 15:56 said:


    Had the pleasure of your Greenock namesake in my house yesterday,discussions on matters relating to local Polls soon evolved to more important topics!!

  6. Alasdair MacLean on

    “Rangers to go down to the Third Division and that might be the case if it’s a Newco after liquidation.”



    This is the unchallenged concept being offered by Journalists and ex-hun employees which irritates me the most I think.



    Thanks for keeping pointing it out Paul67.

  7. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    As that wise commentator once said “when in doubt – cheat your way out – that is the Rangers philosophy”…

  8. Alasdair MacLean on




    Well I told you once


    And I told you twice


    But you never listened


    To my advice

  9. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    …he followed up with “Carlos Cuellar – player of the year – now he’s a dick – get tae f*** ya hun cheating barsteward”…..



    You just cant argue with any of that…

  10. Alasdair MacLean on 28 April, 2012 at 16:04



    Well I told you once


    And I told you twice


    But you never listened


    To my advice




    Exactly glad they never

  11. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Today must be one of the very few occasions Sandy Jardine has appeared at Hampden without Danny McGrain being moved to accommodate him.

  12. When Rangers go down they will surely be comforted by the words of George W Bush:


    “I know that human beings and fish can coexist peacefully”.

  13. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    Had to reroute into Glasgow cos of the nasty ones….sick of their bleating .. Disgrace they can disrupt a Saturday afternoon with their nonsense.. The sooner they liquidate life can move on..



    Chick Young on shortie talking rubbish as usual..

  14. If Eck gets Villa demoted do you think we could buy Shay Given? We may need a keeper if FF leaves. Given fits the profile – experienced – top class – 1.5 mill should secure his services if Villa go down.

  15. Lisb\o/nbhoy who thinks Neil Lenn('0')n is a legend on

    Moonbeams WD. Kano \o/ Neil Celtic FC. We are the Champions. Ignore the WARTS. on 28 April, 2012 at 15:56 said



    Will take you up on your kind offer if not already taken and can also offer you lift home if required




  16. Alasdair MacLean on

    Ross County 4 – 1 Hamilton



    County’s last defeat, first game of the season, a 5 – 1 win to Hamilton.



    A difference a season makes eh?

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