Secret meetings and sensationalist news


The headlines screamed today of secret meetings between Sevco owner, Charles Green, and SPL chairmen, as Green attempted to convince them to change direction and vote Sevco into the SPL.  Jim Spence reported exactly the same on the BBC at the weekend, crucially adding how little impact the pleas had and that the SPL vote was certain to go against Sevco.

‘News’ that three clubs were prepared to back Green is just another way of reporting that at least eight clubs will vote against.  A suggestion (which came from Kilmarnock) that SPL clubs vote in secret ballot instead of an open show of hands is laughable and will be dismissed.

Tomorrow’s SPL meeting will be a lot less significant than today’s Scottish Football League meeting.  More on this later.

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  1. warszawabhoy on

    Kev Jungle_Murdo



    Celtic Football Club statement


    By: Newsroom Staff on 10 May, 2012 09:34


    CELTIC Football Club has today issued a statement regarding the ongoing situation in Scottish football.



    As the Club prepares for the final league match of this season, when the SPL trophy will be presented to Celtic after Sunday’s game against Hearts, Chief Executive Peter Lawwell also thanked the Celtic supporters for their unwavering backing of the team throughout the campaign, which has helped to deliver the title back to its rightful place.



    The Chief Executive said: “We are fully aware of our supporters´ concerns regarding the current situation across Scottish football and the breadth of opinion within our supporter base.



    “The issues are complex and there is much uncertainty. Indeed, the situation repeatedly changes, even on a daily basis. I am sure our supporters understand that these developments are receiving our full focus and attention.



    “Our guiding principle is that we will do what is in the best interests of Celtic Football Club and our supporters, consistent with upholding the interests and reputation of Scottish football.

  2. Kilmarnock will support them, that’s no surprise. But they will lose heavily. The fact that Green is talking so much about the SFL and the gerrymander plan shows that they know there is no chance of SPL entry for Sevco.

  3. Guys – keeping in touch from the pool in Cala D’or where it is a lovely sunny day. Had to log on and wish my fellow EK man and neighbour Jobo a very happy birthday – and of course to his mum as well. Looks like the corruption of the game I left behind last week continues – the SFL Document has been savaged by a number of clubs and should their stance continue like this, we should remember that not all non Celtic fans are automatically enemies. Look forward to an interesting couple of days which will define every football fan’s feelings for both their Club and the authorities that run the game in Scotland.

  4. Big Swee walks on with Neil Lennon on

    The noose tightens with less wiggle room than Ally’s velour joggy pants.

  5. Silver City 1888 on

    Chris McLaughlin‏@BBCchrismclaug



    On steps of Hampden, Raith Rovers chairman Turnbull Hutton says the game is corrupt. Says he’s been lied to, threatened and bullied. #SFL

  6. Changed days when clubs are now speaking up against the institutional bias. Mon the internet bampots.

  7. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon on 3 July, 2012 at 10:26 said:


    Im at a loss as to how Kilmarnock think that by voting for Deadduck FC they can possibly gain anything, okay I get that they will be 2 visits per season down by the marauding hordes, so if you take into consideration the tickets sales, the pie sales (which would probably exceed the tickets sales in overall revenue) there is on the face of it at least a cash deficit, what Mr Johnston appears to have missed is that by voting yes, not only will his own support turn against him, so too will the largest and finest travelling support in the Country,


    Turkeys and Christmas springs to mind, well turkeys in Brother Michael Johnstons case.

  8. Here’s hoping all the SFL clubs see sense today. Already about 8 clubs have openly said no to the NEWCO proposals

  9. Silver City 1888 on 3 July, 2012 at 10:32 said:


    Chris McLaughlin‏@BBCchrismclaug


    On steps of Hampden, Raith Rovers chairman Turnbull Hutton says the game is corrupt. Says he’s been lied to, threatened and bullied. #SFL



    and wee Chris replied


    “shut it and vote yes ya big tart”

  10. I fail to see how the chairmen of the SFL clubs can have conflicting interests.



    SPL chairmen have to balance finances against integrity. The SFL clubs don’t need to consider the loss of gate receipts etc from the hun hordes.



    Unless of course their conflicts are of a different nature.

  11. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon on 3 July, 2012 at 10:35 said:





    But to put another Club before your own could be bordering on corru….no no no lets not go there.

  12. The Pantaloon Duck on




    I shall ignore all the jiggery-pokery for now and simply say how much I like the new sign-in screen. Though I wonder how Charlie feels about having everything apart from his limbs obliterated by the username/password box. I hope that one day he will surprise me by poking his head round the side of it. With a bit of luck he might even stick his tongue out at me, Henke-style. That would be nice.

  13. enmac, a bampot stands shoulder to shoulder with Neil Lennon on

    Che on 3 July, 2012 at 10:33 said:



    not only that, every other set of fans will boycott rugby park. killie chairman, by voting for sevco5088 will not be acting in the best interests of kilmarnock or its shareholders. are killie prepared to consign themselves to being another profesional football club going into admin/liquidation ?



    talk about cutting your nose off

  14. More and more SFL clubs are coming out and saying a new club should start where all other new clubs have started.



    East Fife and Livingstone are the latest to come on the side of sporting integrity.

  15. Che on 3 July, 2012 at 10:33 said:



    and if they do go into admin or liquidate will the rules be changed to help them?

  16. Silver City 1888 on



    That’s assuming it was Turnbull Hutton and not some passer by who looked like him.

  17. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on 3 July, 2012 at 10:33 said:


    Birthday congratulations to the Dowager Mrs. Jobo and her ne’er do well son, the all round talented musician and East Kilbridian meteorologist, Jobo.



    share on F’book or Twitter



  18. Paul67



    Good article



    Some posts on CQN are so far removed from the reality of this weeks situation you’d be forgiven in thinking they were posted without following events.



    Any Celtic fan who hasn’t realised Celtic do not, and will not go public on this issue live in their own world, if they fail to grasp that Celtic’s silence has helped bring down


    ex Rangers, they are not paying attention.



    Deliciously ironic, that in the lead up to the final chapters their only yes vote is the Daily Record.

  19. When all this current nonsense passes but before the whole farce draws to a close. When Scottish football is looking for new Presidents and Chief Execs to replace “Brian Rix” and co and sort out the carnage caused by the wrongdoings of one club, it strikes me that the game could do a lot worse than Turnbull Hutton.

  20. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon on 3 July, 2012 at 10:35



    But Gordon surely this bufoon at Killie must realise that the Celtic support will not forget his treachery?


    A despicable, corrupt man to go with the rest of them.




  21. saltires en sevilla on




    My reading that there will not be much coming from SFL meeting today. Formally.



    Do you have expectations that more SFL clubs will make statements, having had the opportunity to meet and discuss with peers?



    Was expecting to hear more by now from Ch4




  22. your in my heart on

    Kilmarnock chairman is posturing he is looking to regain the hordes with nowhere to go next season.

  23. I would also like to ask, and if you could be honest. Does anyone on here buy the DR? I’m not looking to go head to head with anyone if you do, it’s more a case of whyyyyyyyyyy???




  24. Anybody seen or heard from George Peat?


    with his wealth of experience and knowledge of the game id be minimally interested in his opinion.

  25. Big Swee walks on with Neil Lennon on

    Good morning all.



    Wee bit help please.



    Looking for a nice non peaty whisky/whiskey for a friends 40th. Willing to spend around £60 or so.



    Recommendations would be really appreciated.

  26. Should be a very interesting day and a man with two surnames calls it as it is:


    “Scottish football is corrupt…”


    Well said Mr Hutton ad hopefully more clubs will stand up for the integrity of the game to allow us to move forward from the mess created by them, the powerbrokers at Hampden and their sycophants.

  27. Steviebhoy66 on

    the pie sales (which would probably exceed the tickets sales in overall revenue)



    Thought Sally only ate in Greggs??






    BTW from previous article, take up the offer of playing at Dunblane….lovely Golf Course

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