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Morelos third caution: when, why and what now

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It did not take three weeks for Alfredo Morelos to be notified of his third yellow card, received at Celtic Park on 29 December.  All three cautions were reported to Premiership clubs at the same time as every other caution issued in the SPFL on 29 December (a few days after the match).  So it was on the match report.

The media have been briefed that no further action will be taken against the player, or Ryan Kent for his gesture.  It is not clear who briefed them, Newco or the SFA PR.  Either way, a media briefing is only that.  It is not clear that anyone has made this decision.  Celtic are keen to know why this is being reported and why it would be different from other third cautions in a single game.

It would be accurate to say that Celtic are even more animated about the treatment of Ryan Christie and how this was flagrantly inconsistent with the Newco players’ regular attacks on Celtic players, not seen by the referee and not subject to any disciplinary measures.

The SFA have received detailed comparisons of the Christie incident, with several incidents involving Morelos and one involving Allan McGregor, where the SFA procedures resulted in no action.  Unlike the Morelos gesture in December, which is without comparison, the Christie incident was not judged the same way as similar incidents by Newco players.  This assertion is demonstrably true.

You can draw your own conclusions on why these matters are treated differently, I doubt your view will vary far from Celtic’s.  We are in a fight for a hugely important league title and anything that can be done to stop us, is being done.

If you think there is not a consistent or level playing field, you are probably right.  The match officials on the day appear to have done everything by the book – there is no “Dougie, Dougie” scenario.  It is what subsequently happens, in small groups, behind closed doors, where subjective matters are assessed differently.  And don’t let 8-in-a-row and a Treble Treble fool you, this is still Scotland, our achievements are enormously resented.

Not for the first time, I suggested a statement, like the other lot a fond of, would go down well, but was told this isn’t a popularity contest, that it would not enhance our position and that there are actual things we can do to improve our chances of winning the league (which is another story, but it’s being worked on).

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  1. Normally, I start getting nervous whoever we are playing. Not so far today. Utterly disgusted at the antics of the SFA.

     

     

    As someone said, we are between a rock and a hard place, because we play in Scotland. We are hated and the SMSM are no longer trying to hide it. As Davie Hay said years ago, we should try playing somewhere we might get a level playing field. Leave the deid team to lord it over what remains of Scottish football.

  2. AN TEARMANN on 18TH JANUARY 2020 10:48 AM

     

    CONEYBHOY on 17TH JANUARY 2020 9:11 PM

     

     

    Coney,there is still a strong thread of socialism in Scotland.it is to deep and knowledgeable it just finds “Murdoch” friendly socialism(Blair at al) is not socialism.

     

     

    *correct especially in the Vale of Leven aka Little Moscow, Dumbarton and Clydebank aka Red Clydeside areas.

     

     

    There’s a site out there “West Dunbartonshire Against Austerity” with a few of my oul carolinas plus younger comrades on it keeping the red flag flying high.

  3. I believe it’s bucketing down in large parts of Australia. Obviously good news re quenching fires but is that normal for this time of year or is it regional.

  4. Has McNugget been binned…………..or has he done another shape shift?

     

     

    We’ll soon know.

     

     

    HH.

  5. BURNLEY78 on 18TH JANUARY 2020 1:23 AM

     

     

    The crowd at Ibrox out our faithful but utterly ‘entitled’ ‘support’ To shame. We would have got 25,000 moaners at best. For me the momentum of 50,000 behind their team aligned despite the corporate opaque financial situation.

     

     

    *and that’s the crux of the matter, since they were kicked out of the SPL and “allowed” back intae the lowest division they have managed tae generate good crowds and that’s all the other side’s see.

     

     

    It’s not that long ago they were playing tae a half empty hades especially pre-the beast. In fact after the 10 man won the league game the next 2 games home against the harry wraggs and away tae Easter Road drew crowds of 6,087 and 5,000 respectively with the latter being 3 days after they won the SC in a 2nd replay against the same side, you would think they would have turned up in droves for that.

     

     

    For the SC Final a healthy 50,000 showed up for the first game but the following 2 only had crowds in the 30,000 range.

     

     

    It was reported at the time that it was probably just as well that the game did not go to a third replay as there would have been very few supporters buses with windows intact to transport the Hibs’ fans back through as barely one bus returned to the capital without at least one broken window. Hmmm nothing changes.

     

     

    There seems tae be a sense of bravado and entitlement about them, a “we are the people” staunchness, I wonder if it will continue when, not if, we do the honest 9 once again. I also wonder if the other 11 clubs are cognizant of this and will not allow us to prevail, as I have said before its “ourselves alone”. Its time our support realises this and gets behind the whole club.

  6. Bankie. He is down a few hundred grand on his Celtic Share Portfolio. Probably fielding a conference call with his Bankers & Stockbroker

     

     

    Sheep still scoreless at home to Dumbarton. Livi 1 down at home to Raith, Was going to refer to St. Mirren being scoreless but they have just gone 1 up against Broxburn Athletic. Must admit I never heard of that team before.

  7. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Cheatin cutns.win the fuggin league and sicken the scum.stop sending BROONIE out into mid on his own.

  8. Big Jimmy

     

     

    I was speaking for myself, dont know why you thought i was trying to represent you or anyone else

     

     

    Got bored after a few words of that first question

     

     

    And to your second Q no im not a hun.

     

     

    Off to watch the game now big man

  9. CELTIC: Forster; Frimpong, Jullien, Bitton, Taylor; Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Rogic; Griffiths, Edouard.

     

    Subs: Gordon, Simunovic, Klimala, Bauer, Arzani, Hayes, Bolingoli

  10. CELTIC: Forster; Frimpong, Jullien, Bitton, Taylor; Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Rogic; Griffiths, Edouard.

     

    Subs: Gordon, Simunovic, Klimala, Bauer, Arzani, Hayes, Bolingol

  11. Fraser Forster starts between the sticks at Firhill, with Jeremie Frimpong, Christopher Jullien, Nir Bitton and Greg Taylor across the back four. In midfield, Scott Brown anchors, with Olivier Ntcham, Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic playing ahead of the captain. Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard will lead the line together.

  12. FEEDTHEBHEAR on 18TH JANUARY 2020 4:29 PM

     

    Big Jimmy

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I was speaking for myself, dont know why you thought i was trying to represent you or anyone else

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Got bored after a few words of that first question

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And to your second Q no im not a hun.

     

    ………….

     

     

    YOU ASKED a Question….”Who Cares” ? That clearly implied that YOU expected everyone else to feel the way you do …. You were/are totally dismissive of how any other celtic fan may feel about the Corruption on and OFF the Pitch….Simples.

     

    You shouldnt ask questions, if you aint gonna like the answer.

     

    If you dont mind being shafted by the SFA, Huns or even the Celtic Board, thats up to you…but you shouldnt expect anyone else to feel the same.

     

    I am now very bored…Im away to chat to some real Celtic supporters.

  13. Sydney Tim will have to find someone else to berate.

     

    i would have prefrred Bauer at RB and kept Yiddle Aye Poo for Celtic Park.

     

     

    Incidentally, some of the current scores show that football remains an unpredictable game.Maybe some should remember that if this doesn`t turn out to be a cake – walk.

  14. Minceyheidman on 18th January 2020 4:32 pm

     

     

    CELTIC: Forster; Frimpong, Jullien, Bitton, Taylor; Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Rogic; Griffiths, Edouard.

     

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    Is that no wingers? Interesting :O)

  15. `Rangers manager Steven Gerrard: “It was a dominant performance in-terms of possession …” `

     

     

    Hmm.. 41% Sevco; 59 % Stranraer .

  16. BIG JIMMY

     

     

    Calm doon!

     

     

    Well, ’til ye get yer op!

     

     

    You’ll be chasing the wiimun in no time, or will they be chasing you!?

     

     

    Take care!

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