“Mr Flanagan” has his court name reprised


I read Newco’s statement last night with a meme, “She’s turned the SFA Review Panel against me” buzzing around my head.  Jon Flanagan was offered a retrospective two match ban for elbowing Scott Brown in the face.  The panel reviewed video involving Jozo Simunovic and Jermaine Defoe and found there to be no case to answer.

The resulting Newco statement referred to Flanagan as “Mr Flanagan”, his court name (yes, he has form), as the club promised to “vigorously defend” their client, sorry, player.

All of this is calculated to inhibit the SFA Review Panel from curtailing future transgressions by Newco players.  The club have a dreadful disciplinary record this season, and instead of reflective consideration, they clearly have no intentions of curtailing physical assaults on opponents and would prefer to attack those who hold them to account.

All a bit sinister, but when you have nothing but bluster and indignation in your trophy cabinet, it is better to have a jaked up loon leading the charge.

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  1. McPhail Bhoy on



    Yes you are correct it always seems we scrabble around at the end of each season with no apparent plan.


    The madhouse which is the EPL doesn’t help our situation either a string of top European managers will go to any tin pot club there long before considering Celtic, sad but true.

  2. WeefratheTim on

    Just popped in, as I do infrequently, to thank James Gang for our contact today on twitter. He is a proper gentleman, in the precise meaning of the word. I don’t half miss them cuddles. Lol. HH big mhan, you are a superstar. HH

  3. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    ‘All a bit sinister, but when you have nothing but bluster and indignation in your trophy cabinet, it is better to have a jaked up loon leading the charge.’



    Hang on, they’ve got the Ramsden’s Cup don’t they?

  4. Mike in Toronto on

    GO TELL THE SPARTIM on 15TH MAY 2019 2:26 PM


    Monaghan 1900



    They’re too stupid to realise that if they go down that route the SFA and the referees will all have to step down






    Not sure I agree. Accommodations will be made to appease them….if they dont like a referee, he doesnt ref any more of their games. simple. so, they will band togetherand find a solution that keeps the zombie hordes happy …



    If anyone should be complaininig, it is Celtic … what is it now 5 reds that were issued retrospectively? Those players should have been off against Celtic… but, I dont think Celtic have said a peep about that.



    Nothing will happen to Sevco as long as DD and PL are in place.

  5. WeefratheTim on

    James Gang



    You have no idea how much that means to me. Jobo, ditto. Thanks ghuys love you to bits as always. HH

  6. !!Bada Bing!! on

    JG- thanks for posting that,BRS posted a wonderful eulogy to Big Billy from Ally,great stuff.

  7. WeefratheTim on

    Although I lurk more often on here than not, some posters are superb and are worth every word they type. I love most of you on here but, unfortunately others desecrate me every time I post. HH

  8. WEEFRATHETIM ,miss you on here mate, please keep posting, hope the animals are okay.hh.

  9. WeefratheTim on

    Big Packy 1



    Thank you so much for that. Our animals are absolutely fine. Still got them all. Trying to get the pet ram, Yoda, clipped earlier this year. It’s fln roasting. Gonnie start running the livestock down, because we’re getting too old for this amazing life. And it is, an amazing life. I love Celtic..

  10. Interesting to read John Park is back in the running for head of recruitment again


    After Sunderland denied all knowledge of their interest



    Dearie dearie me- if we are going back there, huge backwards step.


    Would love to know how many players we went through when he was last in the role



    SFTB – apologies if my post last night looked like a dig at you


    It was directed at the nonsense from the alleged statements from Houston


    My understanding, from when Lenny, Parker, Thomson & Mjalby got their roles


    Thomson, came from a role at Newcastle youths, and was the one recommending Fraser Foster


    Parker was scouting for Aston Villa, and had identified Hooper and Ledley


    We have commented on VVD and the IT Guy


    Once past this, I can only think of big Vic and Ki ( who was signed as opposed to James MCCarthy) as having any major success through Mr Parks time ???

  11. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    can’t wait for sunday week


    Not sure why, but I’ve felt this season more than any in the 10iar so far


    injuries, BR, cheating, infinite penalties, a punch described as a shove, shi* away form, BR, RC being amazing


    Bain, lennie


    Can’t wait!

  12. 2 more sleeps in Benalmadena, 4 more sleeps till the Dead Rubber (see BSRs earlier explanation) and just 10 more till Treble Treble Day!! Don’t believe the hype, the potential Treble Treble is THE only real show in town. Hic.



  13. Watching Leeds v Derby. Leeds right back Ayling is looks good every time I’ve seen him. Tall, quick, athletic and looks like two good feet – valued at £1.8m?

  14. McPhail Bhoy on



    what’s also shocking is according to the BBC he sustained those injuries with a “collision ”


    That was no collision it was a serious assualt!

  15. Have seen a lot of talk about a total rebuild being needed. We do not need a massive rebuild. We need a massive clear out and as luck would Have it many none contributing players are out of contract this summer and more will follow next summer too.



    We need a first pick rightback, centreback and targetman as a must. Cover for leftback is needed if gutman or church are not ready to offer back up and players 20 games a season.



    If We sell/ release comperr and henry We will need another younger centreback.



    I would be comfortable with one or two of our more talked about players moving on to raise the money needed to sort the key areas/ gaps.



    Have seeing people talking down celtics spend because net spend on transfers as low to zero. big net spend means losses and poor return on transfers.



    The biggest issue is who takes over in the summer.




  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Stephbhoy- correct, more out than in,it needed revamping, no matter who the manager was.

  17. It would be very problematic for our Treble aspirations if Scott Brown had a broken bone in his big toe ,and Edouard had a broken metatarsal.



    If that were to be the case .


    Could either player play in the SCF after receiving an injection ?



    Would Broony be happy to take the injection and would French Eddy decline?




  18. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Leeds v Derby, cracking game,despite abysmal referee from EPL Anthony Taylor, 10 yellow cards and 2 reds,not abad tackle in the game.

  19. Go tell the Spartim on




    My point was them wanting people removed for club allegiance, they didn’t see the irony.



    Celtic’s silence is cowardly

  20. Sitting here thinking…………….



    Thon Gemmell fella should get the national job ………….Deeks waiting for the hun berth, which could leave Stevie Stevie Clarke!…….as potential gaffer at Paradise.



    If that happens we may be in the unfortunate position of having to sing a slightly amended version of the


    “Cheer Up ” song to our own manager!







  21. Mike in Toronto on

    Go Tell



    Wasn’t meant as a dig at you. Sorry if it came across that way.

  22. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Strange experience for me today renewing our seats.



    Just me and tumbleweed at the ticket portacabin, kid behind the plexiglass told me it had been quiet all day.



    Maybe it’s an online tsunami.

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