Newco will have to Surrender


Murdoch MacLennan’s Q&A, available here on BBC, and Neil Doncaster’s interrogations by various media yesterday, laid out the absurdity of the SPFL’s Trail Without Evidence.  MacLennan wrote:

“I have been provided with no evidence whatsoever that any club has been bullied or coerced.

“In the absence of any such report, [Rangers (sic.)] alleging “bullying and coercion” risk bringing the game into disrepute and sowing further unnecessary division.

“The suggestion of issuing loans is a red herring…….  The last loan made by the SPL was more than seven years ago, in unique circumstances to a single Member, secured against a personal guarantee given by a wealthy supporter.”

Ann Budge disputes the latter, in an attempt to sound more jaked that she probably was, she claims to have approved a loan to a club when on the SPFL board, but she cannot remember which club.  Honestly, these people are being taken seriously in some places!

He goes into great detail about how and why matters progressed as votes came in on Good Friday.  He responded to Partick Thistle’s horror at the financial consequences of relegation: “We have to remember that the league is a sporting competition. Each year we have promotion and championship wins for successful clubs, and regrettably relegation for the unsuccessful.”  Pick that out of the net, Jacqui Low.

And still, 20 days on from the vote, no evidence of bullying or wrong-doing has been presented.  The chairman is correct, the game has been brought into disrepute by one club, that should be brought to task.  Newco know with 100% certainty they will lose their EGM vote, but still they prevaricate, perhaps wondering how they will sweeten the Surrender pill for their fans to swallow?

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  1. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    sevco is a tale told by an idiot


    Full of sound and fury


    Signifying nothing.



    The bard might have written this to describe the huns.




    And I suppose a going concern warning in your most recent accounts means there’s less wriggle room to argue the toss about what you knew and when you knew it.

  3. The Battered Bunnet on

    Ernie, they ran out of wriggle room quite some time ago. Having been reliant upon external funding, when the external funders skyed the park last month the business became imperilled.



    With the prospect of zero income for an extended period, and no market to sell players to backfill the continuing losses, it only ends one way. We’re in the realms of Deus ex Machina now, and the gods are preoccupied with coronavirus atm.

  4. Auldhied



    The SPFL : A few Good Men (?)


    Mr Park’s Reputation : Death of a (car) Salesman


    RIFC Statements : The Importance of Being Earnest


    Celtic FC : The History B(H)oys


    Dundee’s final Decision : Twelth Night


    Sevco winning the League : A Midsummer Night’s Dream


    Sevco’s recurring Nightmare : An Inspector Calls


    Anne Budge : Cat on a hot tin roof


    9 In a row : Journey’s End

  5. To void, or not to void: that is the question:


    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer


    The slings and arrows of Timmy jibes,


    Or to take arms against a sea of fenians,


    And by opposing end them? To lie: to cheat;


    Yes more; and by a cheat to say we end


    The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks


    That nine in a row is, ’tis a consummation


    Devoutly to be wish’d.

  6. Breaking | BeIN Sports & Canal + to refuse to make TV rights payments to the LFP following to definitive end of the 2019/20 season, meaning the league will miss out on €243m. More follows. (L’Éq/LP)

  7. Bognorbhoy




    a masterpiece of an album. I read recently that they used pretty basic kit for the keyboards/synths as well.



    Tinseltown In The Rain is Glasgow for me, even if it was written about LA



    Saw the lead singer of Blue Nile in concert in Nottingham about 15 years ago and it was a great gig.

  8. Rules Britania



    – The premiership ends after 38 games or when the SPFL board decide no more games will be played [C53.1]



    – If no more are played teams will be ranked on pts/game [C53.5.2]. The premiership champion is the team with most pts/game [C53.9.2]





  9. BOGNORBHOY on 30TH APRIL 2020 2:43 PM — love Tinseltown in the rain, brings back a lot of great memory’s for me and Mrs David66.



    D. :)

  10. INIQUITOUSIV on 30TH APRIL 2020 3:13 PM



    Thank you. I had forgotten about that being mentioned in the news.

  11. BOGNORBHOY on 30TH APRIL 2020 2:43 PM


    We had a blogger here called AWALKACROSSTHEROOFTOPS, he is a member of the CQN Couponeers.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  12. The Blue Nile SoundCloud is a good listen, get your favourite drink 🍺🍷☕ ,sit in your cumfy


    Chair and while away an hour .

  13. SFTB – I rememeber saying before we played Copenhagen away –



    ‘Our record in the State of Denmark is something rotten’



    to which you replied with



    ‘2-3 or not 2-3 ?’ !!!

  14. Of course the BBC would be forensically investigating the dossier claims and interrogating sevco – if only they weren’t banned from ipox

  15. theBHOYfromU.N.C.L.E on

    Saw The Blue Nile at the royal concert hall in 1990,they came on to respectful muted applause basically I think because of a lack of recognition as to who the individual members were.Normally you would recognise singer/guitarist ,eg bono,jim kerr, etc,but no one really had much of a clue till somebody grabbed the mic so he must be Paul Buchanan at least.Their album covers gave little information …………which I liked.



    With the band being known as perfectionists in their work you could sense the apprehension in the hall (would they be able to recreate this live?) ……..within a minute they had won everyone over and the anticipation was building for Tinsel Town which was to follow next……note perfect.



    When the encore came for the above song the place was bouncing with the whole audience singing every line.The singer stated many times how nervous he was because this was hometown Glasgow,this did not diminish but probably enhanced their performance on the night.



    I’ve seen maybe 50 plus bands but that is my number one concert(next The Eagles 1978) for as close to perfection as the studio albums were.



    Easterparade csc

  16. whitedoghunch on

    theBHOYfromU.N.C.L.E on 30th April 2020 4:33 pm




    hard work put in care and love, Knev dingy in a previous life

  17. theBHOYfromU.N.C.L.E on

    As i’ve often described them……………the most popular least well known band in the world.


    Just clicked on ELECTRONIC TIMS photo of CELTIC SUPPORTERS giving andy halliday laldy and there loud n proud is ma BHOY.



    Was there that night. They came on and cut the ribbon, as it was the opening of concert hall . Were fantastic

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