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Principled resignations, ASA withdraw adjudication

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I cannot fathom why someone would leak their intentions to quit as chairman of a football club.  Either Walter Smith is sufficiently alarmed by the conduct of his club to resign, or he should be busy working to resolve matters.  Leaking that he intends to resign will surely only add to the nonsense that surrounds the club.

Some will believe that Smith, who accepted the position as chairman of Rangers International when season tickets went on sale in May, can shuffle of the scene now 34,000 tickets have been sold.  Shareholder votes will determine the future of the club, in this instance, the identity of the chairman has little reach beyond parting fans with their cash.

Some investors may consider a more immediate problem is why the club are burning a hugely disproportionate amount of cash to secure promotion from the third tier of Scottish football, and why a management structure is not in place to deploy resources more effectively.

In light of Francisco Sandaza’s off-the-cuff comments to Tommy in Glasgow, and his subsequent dismissal by Rangers International, we urge Mr McCoist to be more cautious than he was after his team’s spirited, but ultimately fruitless, performance in Forfar on Saturday.  It would be unfortunate if McCoist transgressed a condition of employment and suffered accordingly.

Advertising Standards Authority ruling withdrawn

It doesn’t rain but it pours.  The Independent Review Process of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has looked into the ASA’s recent, and widely reported, ruling on Rangers International’s claim on football titles won by a liquidated club. The Review found that “it was a procedural flaw for the ASA to have relied on an extract only of a report sent to it by the advertiser”.

Further, the review process ruled that “there was also the risk of a substantial flaw of adjudication in the distinction that had been made between ‘club’ and ‘company’, especially in the light of previous ASA decisions about companies that change hands and the circumstances in which the new company could or could not trade off the reputation of the old company”.

The Chairman of the ASA, Lord Smith of Finsbury, as decided to reopen the ASA’s investigation into the case and to withdraw the published adjudication, which favoured the advertiser.  Withdrawing this adjudication does not infer that a different outcome will subsequently be reached.  To use a football analogy, it’s half time and they’re all square.

An interesting, and potentially critical part of the story, is that after the initial ASA decision was issued, the club’s web site noted that their submission to the process included information that a “panel of the London Stock Exchange” supported their claim.

The Stock Exchange subsequently appeared surprised at this assertion, so much so that the club promptly withdrew the claim from the web article.

“You’re history, that’s what you are, na na na na”.
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  1. gb decision outrageous,have contacted the club and told them in no uncertain terms if this a permanent decision I for one will not be renewing next season.

     

    Christ but for section 111 on Saturday the place would have been like a effing morgue and that was oan flag day, god help us!.

     

     

    big sean

     

     

    no effing happy.

  2. ipaddy mccourt

     

     

    14:42 on 5 August, 2013

     

    The leaders of the Green Brigade are full of their own importance and not very bright. They’ve been warned repeatedly over safety issues but paid no heed. Their stupid, inflammatory language in their arrogant statements says it all. No-one but themselves to blame.

     

     

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    Totally agree

  3. Steinreignedsupreme on

    That’s the Cardigan in the laundry basket.

     

     

    Will Myth follow his exit with another ‘Churchillian address’?

  4. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    This is one Happy-Clapper who will be raging if section 111 is closed down …. off to see if any mention of it on our official site …… Lateral movement my erse

  5. The Celtic choir will be an unmitigated disaster like all ‘corporate entertainment’ at CP. We already have a disaster of a PA announcer who will probably deafen the majority (certainly in the South Stand) and the monotonous dirge that they call atmosphere music pre match.

  6. I would have thought that the Green Brigade would have issued any statement on their own website first i.e. announcing it to their own members first.

     

     

    I find this story just a little too convenient in terms of timing and subject. The one subject which would split the club and supporters right down the middle is harassment of Green Brigade.

     

     

    I could be wrong, and frequently am according to the wife, but this one stinks worse than last weeks fish.

  7. Gene's a Bhoy's name on

    On cl nights the whole statium contributes to the atmosphere -why not at league games?

  8. James79

     

    14:44 on

     

    5 August, 2013

     

    ipaddy mccourt

     

     

    14:42 on 5 August, 2013

     

    The leaders of the Green Brigade are full of their own importance and not very bright. They’ve been warned repeatedly over safety issues but paid no heed. Their stupid, inflammatory language in their arrogant statements says it all. No-one but themselves to blame.

     

     

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    Totally agree

     

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    How is this for inflammatory language ” give them enough rope” Now who said that emmmmmmmm

  9. steinreignedsupreme

     

     

    14:45 on 5 August, 2013

     

    That’s the Cardigan in the laundry basket.

     

     

    Will Myth follow his exit with another ‘Churchillian address’?

     

     

    …………

     

    Oh yes

  10. Surely sevco cant sell theyre trialist’s.

     

    If they leave surely it would be as free agents?

  11. Green Brigade Section Disbanded

     

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by admin

     

    The Green Brigade are disappointed to announce that our section in 111 is to be closed by Celtic Football Club. Pathetically, this is due to ‘lateral movement’ which has been deemed ‘unsafe’ by the club’s directors. Our group and section has continually made concessions and strived to be co-operative with the club over various safety concerns so we are left dismayed that such drastic and immediate action has been taken over such a trivial and harmless movement.

     

     

    The group is currently seeking legal advice and will consult with those in our section over the coming days. A detailed statement shall be released over the next few days and we’d advise all within our section to take no action until we have had the opportunity to discuss our options together. We would like to stress that this is not the end of the Green Brigade. Decisions and hurdles like these will only strengthen our group’s resolve. We would like to thank the Celtic support who have continually backed, funded and inspired our group from our formation to the present day and can assure you that none of this support will have been in vain.

     

     

    Until the last rebel.

  12. Kayal33

     

     

    Totally agree; back to opera singers and embarrassing tribute acts. It’s a football crowd for god’s sake.

     

     

    When there was lateral movement in the Jungle your feet didn’t even touch the ground…yet they packed them in.

     

     

    OurcoloursourcityCSC

  13. Hiro Nakamura on

    If Fergus loaned “The Club” £2million, I think the time is ripe to ask for it’s return.

     

     

    Hope it was “The Club” and not the Holding Company

  14. Steinreignedsupreme on

    sean thornton 14:43 on 5 August, 2013

     

     

    “gb decision outrageous,have contacted the club and told them in no uncertain terms if this a permanent decision I for one will not be renewing next season.”

     

     

    If you feel so strongly about it, why wait until next season?

     

     

    I like the Green Brigade, but I’d like to know all the details before jumping to any conclusions about this.

  15. James79

     

    14:44 on

     

    5 August, 2013

     

    ipaddy mccourt

     

     

    14:42 on 5 August, 2013

     

    The leaders of the Green Brigade are full of their own importance and not very bright. They’ve been warned repeatedly over safety issues but paid no heed. Their stupid, inflammatory language in their arrogant statements says it all. No-one but themselves to blame.

     

     

    ————————————————–

     

     

    Totally agree

     

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    How is this for inflammatory language ” give them enough rope” Now who said that emmmmmmmm

     

     

    There would be no problem if they just accepted the rules like everybody else does. Majority of what they do is outstanding but laws are laws!

  16. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Just read back…..if the Safety Certificate is (justifiably) at risk….and if the GB have been repeatedly briefed on this risk, then their ‘leadership’ need to review their strategy of defiance ….off to read the official site etc

  17. Canalamar

     

    La Boqueria market on right halfway down Ramblas to wards sea for food to gawp at then eat.

     

    Palua Guel on same side and not far from Boqueria. Its the most recent Gaudi work open to public.

     

    At top of Ramblas is Plaza Catalonia and diagonally across Passeig Garcia. Walk up and Casa Batlo is on left. Incredible Guidi building. Further up on right Casa Mila or La Pedera. Another Gaudi job.

     

    Sagrada Familia obviously but get off tour bus at Parc Guell in east of city facing the sea.

     

    You should be Gaudied out by then but she will be so grateful a visit to Nou Camp will be gratefully permited.

  18. Gene's a Bhoy's name on

    Pfayr

     

    It is a sad indictement If the gb can get up for it against poor opposition but the rest can’t

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    Celtic FC might say it is Lateral Movement as they have Previously warned about this..

     

     

    I would bet My House that it is the ‘Crowd’ Surfing that is the Cause of this if True..

     

     

    It is Not allowed in most Clubs now..With wooden floors Etc..

     

     

    But on a What 40 Degree Angle.. on Concrete ‘Stairs’ Hole different Ballgame..

     

     

    btw..I Stated on here l had one of My Best ever Celtic experiences in the GB Section on the Day of the Last Rangers game..

     

     

    Give them a Standing section Celtic..Apply for it..They can only say No..

     

     

    Summa

  20. Nothing about Section 111 on official site. Main news item is them trying to flog us another new strip!!

  21. Roy croppie

     

    They did indeed pack them in and but for the grace of God no one died.

     

    It is frightening when a crowd is not controlled to be caught in the middle.

     

    Health and safety is there for a reason- to make clubs act responsibly.

  22. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Nothing official on or site….!!!!

  23. the long wait is over on

    Mrs TLWIO and I thinking of Rome for a wee trip.

     

     

    Any suggestions for areas – la Travestere / Colosseo or the Campo?

     

     

    Hotels seem pretty , but unsurprisingly , expensive for decent ones – any suggestions for those or apartments. Cheers.

     

     

     

     

    TripadvisorCSC

  24. Sean Thornton

     

     

    at 14.43.

     

     

    Ah hiv nevah accused ANYONE,oan this Sainted Blog, of being a Supporter of the Failed Wans… Evah.

     

     

    Howevahhhhhhhhh..

     

     

    Ah wull Noo Mak An Exception…

     

     

    And fur…You, Sean Thornton, I Hereby Do So!

     

     

    Sean( A Suspiciously, Good…Irish Name) You are NOT a Celtic Supporter..

     

     

    If ,Anything,

     

     

    Ah Wid Say ,withoot fear o’ Contraction..

     

     

    YOU ARE A G.B. SUPPORTER!… and even,in saying that, Ah admit that that is a guess… At Best..

     

     

    Ah Am Convinced that You Are A Plant.. a Strange Weed In the Garden..

     

     

    A Stirrer of Excrement..

     

     

    But, Whitever … you are.. Sean Thornton(Sic)..

     

     

    You are Certainly…

     

     

    NOT,,, A CELTIC SUPPORTER!

     

     

    Buzz off.

     

     

    Kojo

     

     

    Still, Laughin’

  25. Summa of Sammi….

     

     

    A standing area is the answer but I don’t know what the appetite is within the corridors of power for such a venture. Section 111 is now actually too small for the numbers who want to be there. I’d love a standing section behind the goal in the Lisbon Lions stand packed with noise and colour.

  26. BT @1422

     

     

    A brilliant observation. They’ve been discussing this for some time I believe.

     

     

    Weefra HH

  27. If its true about section 111 – then they only have themselves to blame

     

    It was stated very clearly that the lateral movement had to stop

     

    To engage in this so soon after such a warning is either stupidity or arrogance

     

    Either way the club cannot allow their safety certificate to be put at risk by spoiled brats – because that’s the way they are behaving

     

    They are like the kids at school who just will not take a telling but need to go on their own sweet way no matter the cost to others!

     

    Last night Charlotte was talking about the safety certificate at the Rustbucket being called in to question

     

    Should such a thing happen then there will be much greater scrutiny of other clubs by the MSM – seems the numpties in 111 feel they are the story rather than the team!

     

     

    HH

  28. whitedoghunch on

    how do I get my comment at 14.40 moderated I took a bit of time putting it together to pass on some useful info re Barcelona ?

  29. Green Lantern (((((0))))) on

    The Boqueria just off Las Ramblas is widely regarded as one of the best food markets in the world.

     

     

    You can also eat and drink there in one of several tapas bars inside, if you can get near them for the tourists.

  30. I see that some are very quick to criticize Celtic re the Green Brigade.

     

     

    I see that others are bemoaning the fact that if the Section 111 doesn’t create atmosphere, then there will be none.

     

     

    Time for a discussion on Responsibility.