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Other Scottish clubs would be better off if Celtic Park and Ibrox didn’t exist

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There comes a time during any endeavour when you have to ask, is this worth all the hassle?  News revealed by Phil MacGiollabhain last week and swiftly picked up by the newspapers today that an SFA executive has had his life threatened for what some regard as holding a firm line on application of the game’s rules, are one of these occasions.

This is sport, it is not the struggle against apartheid.  It really, really, isn’t worth putting your life on the line for.

The SFA executive who received the threat has not been named but he will hopefully find a degree of fortitude in the face of such intimidation.  We have called for resignations from the SFA but not under these circumstances.  If the recipient of the threat continues to work as normal they should be commended for their bravery.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to put football back on solid ground but whatever our game looks like in future, it must take on a different face.  Ordinary football fans want their sport back, a sport where honesty and endeavour can be rewarded by success on the field.

That will have consequences for us.  Celtic are far too powerful for any other club in Scotland to genuinely compete.  35 of our 41 clubs figured out they can do without Rangers and 34 of them know they can do without Celtic too.

They should remind Sevco rules are there for a reason and tell Celtic to stop mumbling about finding another league to play in and go do something about it.  I could not be more convinced that every other club in Scotland would be better off if Celtic Park and Ibrox didn’t exist.

Question is, do the rest of the clubs have the balls to do something about it?  Is the ‘Arab Spring in Scottish football’ over, or does it still have another chapter?

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  1. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Ned Beattie will be at home in the 3rd div along with the other dead eye no marks.

  2. Congratulations to Livibhot and Mrs Livibhoy.

     

     

    I hope we are all invited to the christening –

     

     

    “And I baptise you Charles Bhoy Brennan Lennon Stein Walfrid Larsson……”

  3. The bould b`hoys..... Tá ár lá anois..!!! on

    To date the only [actual] punishment der Hunn have had to date, is the 10 point deduction and 160k fine.

     

     

    Have they paid the fine…?

  4. traditionalist88 on

    Congrats Livibhoy

     

     

    Tomtheleedstim, I scrolled back and noticed you’d posted that tweet earlier, sorry:)

     

     

    HH

  5. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Ally Mcoist has demanded to kno the names of the 45,000 that have bought season books.

  6. It’s stuff like the daft comments below below that undermines the good stuff that is written on this and many other Celtic sites.

     

     

    Let’s leave ill advised speculation and conspiracy stuff to the zombie huns please.

     

     

    Craig Beattie was a rarely fit journeyman footballer who never made the grade at Celtic and also failed at smaller clubs. The Huns would never have looked in his direction were they no so fecked.

     

    …………………………………………………………………

     

     

    optimistic little soldier on 26 July, 2012 at 08:52 said:

     

    I remember Craig Beattie being put through one-on-one with Stefan Klos (I think it was him) and he opted to shoot from distance and nearly hit the big screen.

     

     

    I remember thinking to myself: That laddie didn’t want to score that.

     

     

    The guy beside me, Harry, shouted: That boy’s a feckin’ hun!

     

     

    Can’t all be wrong.

     

     

    share on F’book or Twitter

     

     

  7. Livibhoy, congratulations to your and Mrs Livibhoy.

     

     

    lionroars67 “So the SFA Regan et all have caved in”.

     

     

    Where on earth are you getting this stuff from?

     

     

    Please, stop believing what some in the media are saying, or as might be the case in this instance, what some Rangers web sites are saying. The only person who is talking right now publicly, or off the record, is Charles Green and he is giving a version of events which suits his purpose.

     

     

    The SFA, the SFL and the SPL have not given an inch on the illegal registration of players issue.

     

     

    The real issue, as I have pointed to several times, is where Green is going to get the extra £20m he needs this season. If he doesn’t get this, he can blame any amount of administrators for his failure. Apparently, the ground has been well prepared.

  8. The bould b`hoys..... Tá ár lá anois..!!! on

    Mark Hateley says ” Celtic selling 45,000 SB’s is…..a bit of a sickener, actually…….”

  9. Congrats LiviBhoy! To you and the young family!

     

     

    Is the Inter Milan game on Celtic TV for us abroad types?

  10. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon on 26 July, 2012 at 09:58

     

    Brace yourself.

     

    Lenny: “What not having Rangers in the division will do is increase the expectation on us. I accept that. But it may also give us the chance to blood some youngsters. I can see that being the way we look at this season as it goes on. That’ll counter-balance the fact that I won’t have the money to spend we’ve had previously. Younger players will be involved more. From Celtic’s point of view, it’s a huge blow to lose Rangers – both financially & commercially – but that’s where we are.”

  11. The bould b`hoys..... Tá ár lá anois..!!! on

    Paul67

     

     

    Are you aware of any challenge by creditors regarding Sevco’s use of Oldco’s badge/name…?

  12. KJam on 26 July, 2012 at 10:15

     

     

    Game on Celtic TV?

     

     

    Yes it is but please note 1.30 kick off UK time.

  13. It seems pretty clear that we have to cut our cloth and like many teams in Europe sell before we buy. We do have some players who will move on in the next few years for a healthy profit, that has to be the way ahead for us.

     

    I have no inside info but there has been reports of interest in Ki; I’d expect him to go soon and a CH and CF purchased.

     

    The excitement of new signings may also shift some more season tickets.

  14. LiviBhoy, Mrs LB & Charlie Bhoy

     

    May all your days be blessed

     

    Welcome to the CELTIC FAMILY Charlie Bhoy

     

    HAIL HAIL

  15. What would be more painful for the common or garden Hun: having to drop “Rangers” from the name, or losing past trophies?

     

     

    I’m hoping for both.

     

     

    Rangers (LanLiq): Languishing in Liquidation

  16. tomtheleedstim on

    traditionalist88 on 26 July, 2012 at 10:09 said:

     

    Don’t worry about that mate, I don’t own the copyright !

     

    I post second-hand stuff on a daily basis.

     

    HH

  17. Paul67 on 26 July, 2012 at 10:15

     

    Sometimes you say the nicest things :)))))

     

    Newco a disaster waiting to happen

     

    HAIL HAIL

  18. It is only a huge blow financially and commercially to lose rangers,because we should never had went into bed with them.Celtic took the easy option,in joint sponsorships etc.,It is IMO a disgrace that a club of our global standing,is saying because of the demise of the cheats,our standards have to drop.Marketing,we don’t know the meaning of the word.

  19. traditionalist88 on

    Sevco to be ‘liquidised’, Bomber to buy the assets and form a newnewco(‘The The Rangers’)?

     

     

    HH

  20. The bould b`hoys..... Tá ár lá anois..!!! on

    ” Don’t buy tha Season Tickets….”

     

     

     

    Johnny Brown–Sevco Skelper

  21. Good morning CHAMPIONS

     

     

    Congratulations Mr and Mrs Livibhoy and welcome wee Charlie.

     

     

    Weefra HH

  22. Len Brennan >> Please donate https://www.raceit.com/fundraising/donate.aspx?event=6569&fundraiser=r3338425 on 26 July, 2012 at 10:23 said:

     

     

    If he’s only going to a few games, register with the online ticket sales, link on the main club page, then buy tickets for the games he can get to.

     

    I’ve done it for years, you also get to see different parts of the ground to pick a permanent seat when the time comes.

     

    I think the lowest priced season ticket is £ 416.

  23. traditionalist88 on

    tomtheleedstim

     

     

    Suppose we’re all waiting for a bit more info before giving it our full attention- is it a bluff or is it for real?!

     

     

    HH

  24. sell ki and kayal for 16m

     

     

    bring in

     

     

    ciani 1.5m

     

    mensah free

     

    henriksen 2.5m

     

    rhodes 4m

     

     

    with 8m in the kitty for

     

    last day of the window.

     

     

    win win?

     

    loose loose?

     

    win loose?

     

    loose win?

  25. Mark Hateley says that Charlie LiviBhoy is like a new whining!

     

     

    ps Congrats to Mr & Mrs LiviBhoy.

  26. At least at some levels we ate not that far behind Ajax. Well done Young Bhoys.

     

     

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    Young Celts end Nike Cup on a winning note

     

    By: Mark Henderson on 26 Jul, 2012 07:51

     

    CELTIC Under-15s have ended their World Nike Premier Cup campaign in China with an excellent victory over Ajax.

     

     

     

    Ciaran Lafferty struck the only goal of the game in the first half to give the youngsters their fourth win on the spin in the prestigious tournament.

     

     

     

    The young Hoops dominated the opening 45 minutes and only the heroics of the Ajax keeper prevented them from adding to their tally.

     

     

     

    After the break, the youths comfortably withstood any pressure from the Dutch side, while creating several good opportunities on the counter-attack, to earn an impressive win.

     

     

     

    Overall, coaching staff were delighted with the players´ performances during the competition which was played in searing heat, and only two opening day defeats prevented them from entering the knock-out stages.

     

     

     

    The young Celts will now take in the awards ceremony and the Manchester United v Shanghai pre-season friendly before preparing to return home.

  27. warszawabhoy on 26 July, 2012 at 10:20

     

     

    Cheers bud! I haven´t renwed my subscription yet but will do for Saturday. Thinking of going for Premium this year, although don´t think there is a huge difference between the two.