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Prediction: Campbell Ogilvie – resignation

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Campbell Ogilvie was appointed general secretary of Rangers in 1978 before eventually becoming a full board director.  He left the club in 2005.  For 11 years he was part of the regime that maintained Rangers sectarian signing policy which was eventually ended by new owner, Sir David Murray, in 1989.  Ogilvie has made no public comment on this policy, never mind offered regret or contrition.

In other places he would be regarded as an embarrassing relic of a bygone age.  In Scotland, he was appointed treasurer of the SFA in 2003.  In 2010, we made him president of our national association.

He remains to this day, a beacon of how the game works in this country.

Earlier this year he told the BBC he had administrative duties until 2002, when he became responsible for legislative matters.  While at Rangers he had an Employee Benefit Trust.

In March SFA chief executive, Stewart Regan, told Channel 4 that Ogilvie was “heavily conflicted” by his role and SFA president and his previous role at Rangers, while the SPL is conducting an investigation into what he and his fellow directors did.  The SFA and SPL share office accommodation at Hampden Park.

Ogilvie refused to step down during the investigation and I understand has not offered the SPL inquiry any assistance.

Prediction: resignation within the week.

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  1. StMichaelsBhoy2 on 23 May, 2012 at 10:58 said:

     

     

    Don’t sell McCourt Paddy McCourt I just don’t think u understand And if u sell McCourt Paddy McCourt You’re gonna have a riot on your hands

  2. P67

     

     

    A glorious day?

     

    A glorious week?

     

    A glorious season?

     

    God bless the Celtic of Glasgow

     

     

    …and thanks for your tireless work

     

     

    hhplc

  3. Paul this could turn out to be one of the best Months ever. Championees and they implde big time.

  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Here I stand head in hand

     

    Turn my face to the wall

     

    If they´ve gone they can’t go on

     

    Feelin’ two-inch small

     

     

    Everywhere peeple stare

     

    Each and every day

     

    I can see them laugh at me

     

    but they hear me say

     

     

    Hey you’ve got to hide your Ogilvie

     

    Hey you’ve got to hide your Ogilvie

     

     

    How can I even try

     

    We can never win

     

    Hearing them, seeing them

     

    In the state they´re in

     

     

    How could they say today

     

    Campbell will find a way

     

    Gather round all you clowns

     

    Let me hear you say

     

     

    Hey you’ve got to hide your Ogilvie

     

    Hey you’ve got to hide your Ogilvie

  5. Morning all. Still a Celtic fan this morning, so all good.

     

     

    Quick update on Kibera Celtic;

     

     

    There is now a fundraising page, courtesy of the Celtic Charity Fund. Every donation will have an impact http://www.everyclick.com/kiberaceltic

     

     

    Please do all you can!

     

     

    Cheers

  6. Is Mise Neil Lennon on

    MadraRua on 23 May, 2012 at 08:55 said:

     

     

     

    Thanks for a great post.

     

     

    The link unfortunately didn’t work. can you update it please?

  7. As the old saying goes ‘you reap what you sow’ or indeed ‘as you sow you shall reap’ and I suspect that Mr Reaper is on his was to Glasgow big time.

  8. Paul, this is long overdue. I have been convinced he has been retained at the SFA to influence opinions on the situ at Greyskull. I believe however that he will be the first domino in a bunch of people to fall over all this.

  9. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Once upon a time you dressed so fine,

     

    Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you ?

     

    People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall,”

     

    You thought they were all a’kiddin’ you.

     

    You used to laugh about

     

    Everybody that was hangin’ out.

     

    Now you don’t talk so loud,

     

    Now you don’t seem so proud,

     

    About having to be scrounging your next meal.

     

     

    How does it feel ?

     

    How does it feel ?

     

    To be without a home ?

     

    Like a complete unknown ?

     

    Like a rolling stone ?

     

     

    Aw, you’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely,

     

    But you know you only used to get “juiced” in it.

     

    Nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street,

     

    And now you’re gonna have to get used to it.

     

    You say you never compromise

     

    With a mystery tramp, but now you realize

     

    He’s not selling any alibis

     

    As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes

     

    And say, “Do you want to make a deal?

     

     

    How does it feel ?

     

    How does it feel ?

     

    To be on your own ?

     

    With no direction home ?

     

    A complete unknown ?

     

    Like a rolling stone ?

     

     

    Aw, you never turned around to see the frowns

     

    On the jugglers and the clowns

     

    When they all did tricks for you.

     

    You never understood that it ain’t no good,

     

    You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you.

     

    You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat

     

    Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat.

     

    Ain’t it hard when you discover that

     

    He really wasn’t where it’s at

     

    After he took from you everything he could steal ?

     

     

    How does it feel ?

     

    How does it feel ?

     

    To have ya’ on your own ?

     

    With no direction home ?

     

    Like a complete unknown ?

     

    Like a rolling stone ?

     

     

    Aw, princess on the steeple and all the pretty people

     

    They’re all drinkin’, thinkin’ that they’ve got it made.

     

    Exchanging all precious gifts,

     

    But you’d better take your diamond ring, you’d better pawn it babe.

     

    You used to be so amused

     

    At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used.

     

    Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse.

     

    When you ain’t got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose

     

    You’re invisible now, you’ve got no secrets to conceal.

     

     

    How does it feel ?

     

    Aw, how does it feel ?

     

    To be on your own ?

     

    With no direction home ?

     

    Like a complete unknown ?

     

    Like a rolling stone ?

  10. merseycelt lmfao as the big house door slams shut on

    Paul

     

     

    Do you intend to keep this up all day?

     

     

    Re-post (in case he missed it) to weeminger on 23 May, 2012 at 10:56

     

     

    And your reasons for being a Celtic supporter are shared by many and help to explain why the Celtic support is so magnificent!

     

     

    We celebrate difference and welcome all.

     

     

    We are joyous; they are bitter.

     

     

    We look for the good in people; they hate

     

     

    We regard others as equals; they believe they are inferior (despite what they say)

     

     

    We hug; they fight

     

     

    etc!

     

     

    HH and thanks for sharing that!

  11. If C Ogilvie had any shred of integrity, he would have resigned or, at least stepped aside, long ago. These individuals see no wrong in anything associated with Rangers or the establishment.

     

    However, everyone says he’s a great guy so it must be true.

  12. South Of Tunis on

    One monkey leaving the ring does not necessarily mean that the circus has left town.

  13. Looks like he will be liquidized just like his former club just as well Campbells make soup

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    He won’t resign,not because he “doesn’t do walking away” but because he is to thick-skinned and to damn thick to realise that his position is untenable.

     

     

    His view will be that nothing has changed since before he took the top job.

     

     

    Cronyism will ensure that his view will be backed by the hierarchy.

     

     

    He will only go when they ALL go……

  15. Highland Tim on

    Glorious month to be a Celtic supporter. And hopefully a glorious month to be a sports supporter and all that it entails.

     

     

    I have no real desire to see Rangers implode because they are Rangers, that would make me as bad as them.

     

     

    However I believe passionately that they should be wiped off the sporting scene for ever as a result of 20+ years of cheating, and that people like CO, SDM, GP, GS, WS, AMc, JG, MB and all the other people who a planned, organised and perpetrated this vile act on our game, are suitably brought to book.

     

     

    HT

  16. State of Origin just about to start. Queensland v New South Wales rugby league. Pretty brutal and my favourite non-football event in Oz. I’d imagine it’s on Sky.

  17. Paul I hope you are not giving us false hope.

     

     

    I wish SSB was still on and we could get Terry on to ask Mr Keevins and Fraser

     

    Wishart about the nice man that Mr Campbell is

     

     

    PS Never trust a Campbell …my mum and wife were McDonalds

  18. Awe Naw @ 1105 – a lesser known, but fine example of the Beatles songwriting, well adapted !

     

     

    Paul – not sure why you think CO might resign now, given anyone with any integrity would’ve done so months ago? Unless there are some real bombshells tonight… ?

  19. I certainly hope he is the main witness in a public enquiry. This is what should now be demanded. The depth and scale of corruption goes right to the heart of the governing bodies. Root and branch cleansing is necessary.

  20. Well done, bhoys (and ghirls). That has to be the first time a new article has gone up on CQN without any cries of `first` or `podium` etc. This must be a forum full of mature intelligent people. What i`m doing on here is anyones guess.

  21. Lads this day could be one of the best ever going by the first 2 articles of the day, with the promise of more to come!!

     

     

    Well done Paul 67, thank you!!

     

     

    I was out for a run earlier today along the banks of the river Shannon here in the west of Ireland. The sun is shining with a light warm breeze and I am celebrating 40 years on the planet today.

     

     

    My wife and son surprised me with a wonderful print of the Celtic dressing room with the jerseys of Hooper, Brown, Commons and Kayal either side of Owens (our surname) on the jersey number 40!!!!!

     

    It is signed by Forster, Commons, Cha, Mulgrew, Paddy McCourt, Broonie, Kayal, Bangura, Ledley, Stokesy, Hooper and a space for my signature.

     

     

    It is pure class!!!!

  22. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Wee choon for those who think that Newclub Rangers should just be allowed to waltz back into their “rightful” place.

     

     

    Especially those who think that they won’t revert to type ASAP.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ZBqpEUbik

     

     

    A Northern Soul classic,esp for Messrs Johnston,Doncaster,et al…….

  23. coorslad on 23 May, 2012 at 11:12 said:

     

     

    gonny stop faffing about, sitting on the fence, and procrastinating, and spit it out how you really feel.

     

     

    tal

  24. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Paul67 –

     

     

    Ogilvie is too thick-skinned to resign. It’s obvious by now Ogilvie has no shame – in fact he probably feels comfortable in the current situation.

     

     

    He will have to be forced out.

  25. merseycelt lmfao as the big house door slams shut on 23 May, 2012 at 11:10 said:

     

     

    Exactly right, and it’s being part of the community that keeps me coming back.

     

     

    Every season first home game I sit in awe of the crowd and the game more or less passes me by. Takes me about 3 games to actualyl get into the football properly.

  26. Yannick Sagbo being linked with Celtic according to French sites.

     

     

    “I always loved the English Premiership.” In an interview with France Football last Friday, January 20, Yannick Sagbo made ​​no secret of his desires. And, the attacker twenty-four years, the author of ten goals in Ligue 1 this season in the colors of Evian-TG did not change priority. (Photo-Press Sports)

     

     

    But, Celtic, Scottish champions in 2012 and qualified for the next Champions League, is currently the forcing to engage the services of Yannick Sagbo, under contract with the club Savoyard until June 2014. And the interest of Scottish club does not leave the player indifferent formed at AS Monaco.

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