Scottish Government, SFA and SPFL will find evidence to start playing in Aug


We live in a political world.  With most of Europe either already playing football, training or with dates set to resume, the Scottish Government will fall in line and grant football a return on 1 August.  They will be able to cite supporting medical evidence, but, more importantly, there is no appetite to plough a lone furrow on this issue.

Covid testing kits and processes are more readily available now than a month ago, this situation will hopefully significantly improve before contact training resumes several weeks from now.  Premiership clubs must and will find the money to test, train and play games.

While Peter Lawwell has been invited to the videoconference, it has been made clear to representatives from the Scottish Government, the SFA and the SFPL that the technology does not allow him to sign autographs.

Ann Budge relentless drive to win friends and influence people continues unabated.  Jim McInally, now manager at Peterhead, said of her reconstruction plan, “It’s just not true that no club has been disadvantaged. It just shows a total disregard for other clubs.”

In a statement that verges on presidential (US presidential, that is), Budge told Sky Sports News, “My understanding, although I could be wrong, is if the situation was deemed to be sufficient of an emergency, that the board can choose to implement a change. That’s what I have been told, but it’s hearsay, I’ve not read the rules to that level of detail.”

She’s not read the rules, it “could be hearsay” and she could be wrong.  It is unfathomable how Hearts have performed so poorly under her stewardship.  Still, at least she’s charming Hearts future opponents.

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  1. Gooooooood morning CQN from an absoloutley scorching Garngad 🌞🌞🌞



    Good luck to Johnny Hays he was a trier, worked hard and played with his heart on his sleeve.



    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 In A Row – Big G enjoy the moment sir, Celtic would have loved to play out games but it was not to be. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, I personally think it was the right decision about the only right decision the SPFL and SFA have ever made.









    D. :)

  2. ….☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️..
























  3. greengray1967 on

    Sad to hear of Johnny Hayes’ departure. Although never a world beater, his honesty and effort could not be faulted at any time. The definition of a 100% player.

  4. Morning all


    Another beautiful day in Costa del Dundee.



    Sorry to see Jonny Hayes leave if he does, as he is a good honest professional who has done a job for us and never lets the team down. Thought another year as a utility player would suit both parties, but can understand if he wants playing time.




  5. What I don’t understand is why no one questions why this site is so difficult to navigate.

  6. Left side of the team looking a bit bare – Miller gone, Hayes gone, Moi might not be back, Boli and Taylor you couldn’t make a decent LB between the 2 of them……Mikey back but after a bad injury.




  7. greengray1967 on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 30TH MAY 2020 10:51 AM


    What I don’t understand is why no one questions why this site is so difficult to navigate.



    As a member from the very early days on here, I stopped posting a few years ago as it was too much hard work. I even stopped lurking daily for a while and only back around 12/18 months to full time lurking. All this due to serious navagation troubles and a feeling of “feck this”. A month or so ago, someone on here


    recommended Duckduckgo as search engine and it worked for a few weeks but then the ads became almost unbearable again. I recently updated my laptop to a new HP ( my old LT was around 3/4 years old and was at the lower range of the market. As I said last night, I downloaded Chrome and made it my default. I then downloaded Ad Blocker. The one with the red stop sign and ABP in whiten letters. I then disabled JavaScript for this site ( cant remember how I done it but found instructions on Google ). Now, I fly straight to site, no adverts whatsoever and easy scrolling and refresh.


    It is very apparent that due to these problems, site traffic and posting is well down in recent times.



    Paul, you really need to take note

  8. greengray1967 on

    BIG WAVY on 30TH MAY 2020 11:02 AM


    Left side of the team looking a bit bare – Miller gone, Hayes gone, Moi might not be back, Boli and Taylor you couldn’t make a decent LB between the 2 of them……Mikey back but after a bad injury.




    Aaron Hickey in maybe?

  9. prestonpans bhoys on

    Would be interesting to hear the government’s view on clubs using their scheme to pay 80% staff wages while spending £3m on new players. Irrespective of payment terms😱

  10. Prestonpans


    The furlough scheme is ripe for abuse as is the deferment of vat and other taxes.

  11. I doubt that the Hun have paid much if anything up front for their new wonderkid.

  12. With Hickey in the mix that’s 3 players combined that couldn;t make 1 decent left back…



    Go spend the bloody money Celtic instead of accumulating punts & cheap shots…


    TANSBELL on 30TH MAY 2020 12:01 PM



    BIG WAVY on 30TH MAY 2020 12:06 PM


    With Hickey in the mix that’s 3 players c



    Who do you two scout for.Askin for a BLOG.

  14. greengray1967 on

    Personally, I dont know enough about him apart from he was with us a couple of years ago and still very young. Just going by the bids we had last year as Bada said and the diet current buns situation at the min

  15. Gentle reminder






    (Just under 8 hrs notice)



    At 8.15pm Saturday 30th May, live from St Mary’s in the Calton



    Canon Tom White, will be holding a “Months Mind Mass” ( generally classed as a requiem mass, held about 1 month from an individuals passing)



    In honour of “Helen Dunese Stewart” and the parish of St Mary’s



    You will all be aware of the circumstances of Helen’s passing, with subsequent severe restrictions on her funeral service.



    This Months Mind Mass, will allow us to join in the celebration of Helen’s life and the huge Light Helen continues to shine upon us all.



    Please if minded, dial into the live transmission of this service, to show your support for Helen and her family, the CQN family, and any family members you may want to support in celebrating their lives.



    I will hopefully drop a link to the service tomorrow



    So please pass on, to friends and others who may benefit from this Service, for us to help celebrate Helen Dunese Stewart.



    Thanks for listening




  16. Very best of Luck to Jonny Hayes


    A fan who got Lucky, and lived his dream




    A Sevco skelper to boot



    What a memory Jonny, with medal no. 11

  17. greengray1967 on

    Just switched on SSB from last night. Really looking foward to hearing Rae getting it re EBTs.

  18. FAVOURITE UNCLE on 30TH MAY 2020 12:12 PM


    Who do you two scout for.Askin for a BLOG.






    FGS man it’s a blog of anonymous punters not the Celtic Coaching team Whatsapp group..

  19. Sorry,Big Wavy,cant agree with you on Greg Taylor.I personally thought he had a terrific time when he played.


    First season,will only get better.The game at Perth in the mud heap that night,showed us all what sort of player is in there.?

  20. Perhaps it is my Inverclyde bias and the fact that Greg Taylor is known to members of my family, but not me, but I cannot understand those who have written him off. He had little game time and needs more time to develop into a Celtic player.



    Brings me back to that day at Easter Road when the King miss hit the ball and it lead to a goal for the Hibees. Thought then he was no use. But then what do I know about football after all I was only raised with the Lions and the Quality Street Gang. But I admit I was wrong about the King.

  21. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.






    it’s fair to say we’ve all been wrong about various Celtic players in our


    time, mine was big Paul Elliot on his first game pre-season on a tour in


    Germany when i told all and sundry he looked like Bambi on ice.


    How wrong was i ?


    And back in the sixties some of the lions took terrible stick before big Jock




    So think i’ll give young Greg some time before i mump my gums lol.


    H.H . Mick

  22. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Can’t beat a bit of sunshine to put you in a good mood.



    I was whistling ‘Grace’ as I rode through Harthill and sundry other backwaters of West Lothian.

  23. leftclicktic on

    Son in law and Grandson just away after showing me a wee replica of the. Big cup they won in twitter raffle,it is a stunner and was delighted to see the names of all 12 LIONS engraved on it.

  24. !!Bada Bing!! on

    I hope big Craig can come back to CP,for a thank you and a proper ovation, a top player, one of the best ever Bosman/free transfers ever.

  25. NorrieM on 30th May 2020 1:43 pm



    Craig Gordon, also out of contract tomorrow


    Replace with big Fraser




    I’d imagine his plan was to finish his career at Hearts, but I’d be surprised if he thought it would be the 2nd division.



    Would be good backup to Faz for another year, or if we can’t get Faz i’d be happy for him to stay as number 1.

  26. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Talk of St Mirren keeper moving on,Gordon would want to stay in top league.

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