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


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. Some Police Officers from the police task force ‘Focus’ going to have a wee chat with a certain pie eater and how his comments if they wished to deem them so, could come under the legislation in the sectarian bill.



    Surely not…

  2. Dexter: What’s another year? { by Johnny Logan}


    Dream {by The Everley Brothers}


    I’m dreaming of a White Christmas {by Bing Crosby}


    Hang on in there baby {by Johnny Bristol}




    Boom! Boom!

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




    One of the theives was said to be sporting a haircut like a baboon’s erse.


    The other had a face like a baboon’s erse.



    I think you’re onto something…

  4. traditionalist88 on




    Any more info re. your earlier post about your interesting conversation earlier. Is Mr67 sitting on some big news ready to pounce…




  5. Sorry if posted before, Thomas Cook doing a return 1day trip for the return leg to Helsinki. Depending on minimum numbers being met. £299 plus match ticket, yet to be announced. Info on their site.



    Weefra HH

  6. The bould b`hoys….. Tá ár lá anois..!!! on 26 July, 2012 at 12:18 said:






    One of the theives was said to be sporting a haircut like a baboon’s erse.


    The other had a face like a baboon’s erse.



    I think you’re onto something…




    must have been wearing see thru balaclavas


    stupid huns

  7. Paradise_Found on

    hi all looking for bit of info. Does anyone know if there is a supporters bus picks up in Busby/Clarkston area. Any contact details? Got some friends who are interested. Sure I’ve seen a few crowds waiting in the past but not sure if it is still running. Cheers HH.

  8. stevietar - putting the turd back into the turd division on

    Might be nice if Celtic fans were to adopt Sevco as their “wee team”… might even have some bearing on the new name, colours, kit design etc… Just saying.

  9. Paradise_Found on

    Oh and a big welcome to Charlie and HH congratulations to Livibhoy and his good lady. Such joy to come.

  10. Marrakesh Express



    If Celtic fail to reach the CL group stage, I would wager that no more than 10 of the 32 clubs will have a higher average attendance than us. As recently as the 2008/09 season Celtic were, according to ‘World Soccer’, the 8th best supported club in the WORLD: av attendance over 57,000!! The following season it dipped below 50,000 and in 2010/11 went up slightly to,if I remember correctly, about 49,000, but we were still in the top 15 in the world. Not bad for a club playing in a so called ‘diddy league!?



    But therein lies the problem! I am convinced that we must aim higher, but no matter in what league Celtic should happen to be playing in, the supporters will come out and support the team!




  11. LiviBhoy – famous birthdays today –



    George Catlin 1796


    George Bernard Shaw 1856


    Carl Jung 1875


    Aldous Huxley 1894


    Louie Bellson (Duke Ellington Band) 1924


    Stanley Kubrick 1928


    Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) 1943


    Helen Mirren 1946


    Roger Taylor (Queen) 1949


    Kevin Spacey 1959


    Sandra Bullock 1964


    Kate Beckinsale 1973



    Hmm…. not many footballers in there! ;-)



  12. .




    ‘The Celtic Family Pray For Kyle & His Family’


    Jul 26th, 2012 @ 11:30 am › brianbhoy07


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    We are rightly very proud of our bond, we call ourselves family, we are largely brought even closer than most fans of most clubs because of the historical oppressive treatment afforded to our club, our fans, our people.



    Today, it is more important than ever that the ‘Celtic Family’ pull together and in unison provide the family of young Kyle Whyte, 20, of Moray with our sincere best wishes and our full support.



    For those not familiar with the young fan in question, Kyle attended the recent pre-season friendly against Ajax, in Amsterdam.



    Unfortunately Kyle took unwell at the airport whilst awaiting his flight home and now is on a life support machine.



    Kyle it would appear has been a very unfortunate individual health wise and most of his young life has been tarnished by the presence of a rare blood disorder.



    Having had a bone marrow transplant in 2009, it was hoped that Kyle would go on to live a full and healthy life, unfortunately the recent tragedy which see’s him clinging to life in a Amsterdam hospital appears to have put paid to such an optimistic outlook.



    My first hope is that he recovers quickly and is able to return home, my second is that he goes on to attend many more Celtic games as a fighting fight young man.



    Kyle and his family are clearly very brave and very motivated individuals. Kyle today and for as long as is necessary will be very much in my thoughts and I will pray for him and the entire Whyte family.



    I hope the Celtic Family can come together at this difficult time and express their well wishes and to pray for young Kyle.






    God bless the young man.




  13. TheBarcaMole on

    philvisreturns on 26 July, 2012 at 11:40 said: ……………



    Sad man…………. About as funny as toothache……..