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When Tony Mowbray was in charge of Celtic the club wrote to the SFA regarding the standard of refereeing in Scotland almost on a weekly basis.  The outcome of this correspondence was not constructive, if anything, some at the Association hardened their stance.

A lot has subsequently happened.

Yesterday’s Sunday Mail referred back to Celtic’s dialogue with the SFA during Mowbray’s tenure, which I found interesting.  Soon after, when a referee was found to have lied to Neil Lennon (and his supervisor), the association were vulnerable.  Wounds opened at that time which have not healed.

The ‘paper suggested Peter Lawwell is “Driven, obsessively controlling, politically statute, manipulative.  A master of the dark arts.  There’s nothing he won’t do to get Celtic what they want.  No-one he won’t attempt to control to get it”.

Quite a character assassination.  I wonder what they’re worried about?

We are also told that our chief exec has “An over-arching influence on every facet of the Scottish game. He could have had a crack at sorting it for everyone.  But no. That wouldn’t have sold any season tickets, would it?”

Those of you who bought a season ticket on the back of Peter Lawwell’s letter must feel the club went to extraordinary lengths to win your business.  The article shared the fantasy many football fans have that Peter Lawwell being on the SFA board means Peter Lawwell controls the SFA.  He doesn’t, but he is a formidable advocate of reform.

So what are they worried about?  From my perspective, pretty much everything.  The old ways were liquidated, we’re living in times with only one Super Power.  The old ways are gone and they are never coming back.

Calls for Peter Lawwell to resign from the SFA board because he “wouldn’t recognise the greater good” are laughable.  Those who interpret subtext will know this reads ‘Lawwell is an animated asker of difficult questions’.

What started five years ago with DVDs arriving at Hampden showing Robbie Keane yards onside has gotten a whole lot more serious, and personal, judging by the sustained attack on our CEO.  If you think this is about Celtic writing a letter about a referee decision a week ago you couldn’t be further from the truth.

Never try to manipulate a master of the dark arts.

This year’s CQN Golf Open will be held on Friday 24 July at Aberdour Golf Club. This is our 11th annual event and looks set to be a cracker once again. We shall be raising funds for one of our nominated charities and there will be a number of fundraising activities both on the day and in the weeks leading up to the event.

Please keep an eye open for details. Cost for the golf day is £80 including the meal at night. There are a limited number of night time places for non-golfers, cost £45.

To apply for a place, please contact cqnopen15@gmx.co.uk

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  1. Winning Captains

     

     

    “……..lower league opposition.. ….”

     

     

    Excellent.

     

     

    As well to annoy them instead of us!

  2. Bawsman

     

    12:57 on

     

    27 April, 2015

     

    coolmore mafia

     

    12:37 on

     

    27 April, 2015

     

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    If Labour even entertain the Nationalists my membership card gets ripped up.

     

     

    Ed Milliband could never go back on his word on this, he could not have been more dismissive of Salmon and Sturgeon trying it on over a coalition on Andy Marr yesterday.

  3. Rummybhoy

     

    Response to post from previous article

     

     

    Tend to agree. If Aberdeen had targeted a cup instead of 2nd place they would probably have made both finals. As it is their cup record this season was woeful.

     

    It’s no easy to fight on 3 fronts. Celtic fought on 4 with a new manager.

     

     

    LB

  4. GG,

     

     

    I got your post to me early this morning but I was quite literally late for an appointment (too busy reading CQN if I’m honest) to have the time to answer. I’m only on for a minute or two now at lunchtime.

  5. Son of Gabriel on

    Fly to Florida the day after the CQN open.

     

     

    Unfortunately have to miss it yet again.

     

    I’ll make it one day.

  6. The hand of God on

    Looking forward to Friday night football at Celtic Park can’t remember off the top of my head a Friday night home game.I can recall a cup quarter final against Kilmarnock but that was at Hampden.I believe the 6-2 Dundee game pre Seville was a Thursday.

  7. Paul 67

     

    You predicted this attack on Peter Lawwell. Any idea if the SFA responded to Celtic yet on last weeks penalty and what will the Euromillions numbers be.

  8. coolmore mafia

     

    12:37 on

     

    27 April, 2015

     

     

    No DUP delusions of grandeur.

     

    Just a reiteration that, as it always has, Ulster’s Protestant Loyalty comes at a price.

     

    That price being that THEY get doing exactly what THEY want do in THEIR own wee miserable world.

     

    And if that means a return to the good old Kick a Papish Arse a Day era so be it.

     

    As for Ed Miliband never going back on his word.

     

    In politics, possible more than in any other aspect of life, never, never, never say never.

  9. Paul67 –

     

     

    Remarkable personal attack on PL – something that usually only comes from our own side here on CQN! :-)

     

     

    More seriously – he must be doing something right. I’m sure it was not unexpected.

  10. Peter Lawwell Eh?

     

     

    At least he hasn’t taken £10 million in wages and bonuses or anything.

     

     

    EnoughRopeToHangThemselvesCSC

  11. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    I think big Peter is doing a good job for Celtic in difficult circumstances as in most issues im sure he fights as the sole voice of reason against the establishment. H.H.

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BUTSYBHOY

     

     

    Ya lurking sod,well done.

     

     

    Must be a hun that couldnae spell hello hello.

     

     

    Say hi to wur pal when you see him next. He’s still pissed off at the musical accompaniment to his alarm clock on Saturday.

  13. Killie game the floodlights went out ?

     

     

    Forgot about that and only other Friday game

     

    I can remember being at was last season away to Killie

     

    3-0 Commons hat trick

     

     

     

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

     

    The hand of God

     

    13:07 on

     

    27 April, 2015

     

    Looking forward to Friday night football at Celtic Park can’t remember off the top of my head a Friday night home game.I can recall a cup quarter final against Kilmarnock but that was at Hampden.I believe the 6-2 Dundee game pre Seville was a Thursday.

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    rummybhoy

     

     

    12:55 on 27 April, 2015

     

    What is all this nonsense about Celtic failing to win the treble without a team described as Rangers in the same league?

     

    It is usually failure in the cups that have prevented Celtic winning the treble.

     

    Beaten by teams such as ICT, Falkirk, St Mirren, Aberdeen. It has been ever thus, with or without a Rangers team in the league.

     

    So, any such criticism is invalid.

     

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    How many times have we won the cups but not the league?

  15. Silver City 1888 on

    One man’s character assasination is another man’s “exactly who we need running our club.”

     

    “Never try to manipulate a master of the dark arts.” Hope this means something dark is going to impact the dark side soon.

  16. Paul67 et al,

     

     

    I’ve said for years that Peter Lawell was doing a great job at Celtic.

     

    There were those on CQN that wanted him out because the phrase ‘living within our means’ was hard to comprehend.

     

     

    I hope Peter keeps turning down the jobs from the Premiership and stays to continue his good work.

  17. JC2

     

     

    We also played Motherwell on a Friday near Christmas a few years ago. It was my Christmas night out that night.

     

     

    LB

  18. I hope everyone who worships the bold Pedro are suitably annoyed at the press attacking him. I mean. He’s worked so hard at trying to get them onside.

     

     

    I heard he’s in his fancy motor with a Shebeen CD.

     

     

    Maybe not.

  19. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    “I wonder what they’re worried about?”

     

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    Take your pick, Paul!

     

    Sevco not getting promoted.

     

    Sevco having an insolvency event.

     

    King having – errrr – “slightly less” than £30m.

     

    Or maybe, as you say, they know the old times ain’t coming back.

     

    Might even finally dawn on them that Rangers’ success was all built on debt and that Sevco will never have access to the kind of “funds” that Rangers had.

  20. Think we played Morton on a Friday night in 1969 after winning the treble the previous week

     

    All the trophies were paraded before the game on a beautiful evening

     

    We got pumped 4-1

  21. BoscoBhoy02

     

    13:08 on

     

    27 April, 201

     

     

    Talking of the SFA. Can anyone update me on the Guidetti situation.

     

    The reason I as is that a few weeks ago, I e-mailed the SFA asking that if they were so keen to act on Guidetti allegedly bringing the game into disrepute in the Swedish media, why were they so silent on the thousands who on February 1st had done so on the SFA’s premises.

     

     

    By reply, I received a reply to the effect that my query had been passed to the appropriate department.

     

     

    Over a month later, the appropriate department appears to be too busy to reply.

  22. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

     

    13:15 on 27 April, 2015

     

     

     

    rummybhoy

     

     

    12:55 on 27 April, 2015

     

    What is all this nonsense about Celtic failing to win the treble without a team described as Rangers in the same league?

     

    It is usually failure in the cups that have prevented Celtic winning the treble.

     

    Beaten by teams such as ICT, Falkirk, St Mirren, Aberdeen. It has been ever thus, with or without a Rangers team in the league.

     

    So, any such criticism is invalid.

     

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    How many times have we won the cups but not the league

     

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    Indeed. This team called “Rangers” are 20-odd points behind a Hearts team that finished 76 points behind us last season. But “Rangers” would have finished ahead of us….?????!!!!

  23. quonno

     

    13:21 on

     

    27 April, 2015

     

    BoscoBhoy02

     

    13:08 on

     

    27 April, 201

     

     

    Talking of the SFA. Can anyone update me on the Guidetti situation.

     

    The reason I as is that a few weeks ago, I e-mailed the SFA asking that if they were so keen to act on Guidetti allegedly bringing the game into disrepute in the Swedish media, why were they so silent on the thousands who on February 1st had done so on the SFA’s premises.

     

     

    By reply, I received a reply to the effect that my query had been passed to the appropriate department.

     

     

    Over a month later, the appropriate department appears to be too busy to reply.

     

    ————————————————

     

    Link to “the appropriate department” below :

     

     

    http://www.shredit.co.uk/en-gb/home

  24. We beat St Mirren in a league game at ibrox the year ten men won the league on a Friday as well as a cup semi vs Hibs also at ibrox

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