Promotion, relegation, shot in the arm


Swapping Livingston for Dundee United is the biggest shot in the arm for the Scottish Premiership since Motherwell’s playoff win in 2015.  St Johnstone have a one-point lead over Ross County with four to play in the fight to avoid the Premiership playoff spot.  Neither are in good form but at least County don’t have to cope with Craig Levein picking the team.

One of these two will face the winner of the Championship playoffs, either Raith Rovers, Partick Thistle or Airdrieonians.  Airdrie have never been a shining light in the world but it’s their plastic pitch that would cause most regret – the potential ban will not be in place for next season, if it comes at all.

Raith, Partick and St Johnstone each have a support base comparable to Motherwell and should be able to contribute something to the topflight.  This scenario is a lot better than two years ago, when the prospect of Arbroath missed the automatic promotion spot to the Premiership by two points.

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  1. TICKETBUS on 1ST MAY 2024 12:47 PM


    Pretty sure Raith Rovers have a plastic pitch.





    lineoleum surely?😎

  2. garygillespieshamstring on

    Tonitine Tim



    Another great hymn was “oh queen of the holy rosary”.



    Those of a certain age will remember the line “we gather in thine honour, buds red and white and gold” which of course was altered to “buds green and white and gold” when we sang it.



    Another favourite of mine was “ the sun is shining brightly” which contained the wonderful line “the trees are gold and emerald and all the world is gay” which generated a few sniggers as we got a bit older.



    I assume that hymn has gone the way of taking your tranny to the match.

  3. garygillespieshamstring on






    Excellent Scottish geography knowledge there!

  4. Melvin Udall on

    I offered to teach my pal the Spanish word for ‘the’ but he didn’t want to know.



    Oh well. It’s his los

  5. Melvin Udall on



    I got the job btw and start at the end of the month. 😃👍



    Will get writing some lyrics for a James Forrest song shortly. As promised. 😂👍

  6. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    TONTINE TIM @ 5:20


    Gay Byrne played it on his radio show every May 1st.I was talking to an old friend (103) this morning before 9: 30 Mass and he began to recite it.

  7. MELVIN UDALL re: job and a song!



    Superb news, big smiles over here for you.



    Bring on the song.

  8. Melvin Udall on

    AIPPLE on 1ST MAY 2024 5:54 PM


    AN TEARMANN on 1ST MAY 2024 6:11 PM




    Cheers guys!


    Very much appreciated. 😃👍🇮🇪🍀🏆⚽️

  9. BRRB,


    Ive had Four Winners at PUNCHESTOWN Today with one Race to come.



    My four winners were at odds of 9/1, 7/1, 9/2 and 2/1.


    I cant complain too much.





  10. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Dearie me, so that Silva dive for their penalty against us was the correct decision.



    Suppose that’s what happens when you get to mark your own homework.

  11. Jimmy just let me know you delivery time early as possible and we’ll arrange a quick handover close to you. Somewhere on High St, Saltmarket or whatever is no problem.



  12. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    In 9 of those 10 incorrect VAR decisions, it was deemed either VAR intervention was correct or VAR should have intervened but did not.



    In only one of the ten was it deemed VAR intervention was incorrect.



    By chance that happen to be the Hearts penalty against us at Tynecastle.



    Can’t remember who was on VAR that day🤔

  13. Moisey 17



    Happy to buy you a beer on Saturday and discuss the recent exchange of views. Social media and blogs are not the easiest communication vehicles to navigate and debate on. I am sure we agree on more than we disagree re Celtic.



    I am usually in the middle lounge. I sit in section 205. Let me know if you fancy it.



    I am a silver / white haired old guy wearing a green and grey jacket. Which won’t narrow it down much in there lol.

  14. Blogger formerly known as GM



    Yes not hard to spot the outlier there !



    Let’s hope John Beaton has had his last chance to influence this season.

  15. Blogger formerly known as GM



    I don’t think the 50000 at Ibrox even thought it was a penalty at Ibrox.

  16. Coneybhoy



    Maybe only a few of us old guys will appreciate the humor in that ……



    Although the Kilmarnock plastic really does resemble Linoleum but if dry it is with the glue facing up.

  17. bankiebhoy1 on

    I say Chums……fellow Tims,……CQN’s oul’ hauns……………..please!………..



    …………………Engaging with the trolling nugget(s)…..does not have the desired effect…….. but ,


    depriving said nugget of “oxygen” might……


    …apparently a successful strategy on the other smaller fringe sites………



    Ssssshhhhh CQN CSC




  18. garygillespieshamstring on

    Melvin Udall



    Congrats on getting the job. I hope it goes well for you.

  19. Tom McLaughlin on



    Celtic Women 2-1 Glasgow City



    Celtic came from behind to take the lead just before half-time.



    Celtic started the game 2 points ahead of Rangers who are at home to Hearts later this evening.



    Performance is a vast improvement on defeat to Rangers on Sunday.



    2nd half just started in BBC Alba.

  20. bigrailroadblues on

    Good evening all from the Queens Park Cafe.


    No hun in Paradise. Ever again.

  21. glendalystonsils on

    I would imagine the Mib’s will be trying to engineer a hearts win on Saturday , and if they can’t manage to help their Ibrox heroes in that way , to at least weaken us for the Sevco game by red cards or turning a blind eye to injurious tackles .


    We will have to be both brave and smart .

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