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The SFA have made an error in interpreting their laws.  They refuse to discipline Calum Butcher as the rules do not allow them to switch a punishment retrospectively.  This is correct, but the rules do allow retrospective action which the referee has not seen.

Craig Thomson saw the Butcher-van Dijk incident inasmuch as he was looking at the players, but didn’t see it well enough to call an infringement.  SFA rules permit retrospective action under these circumstances.

The matter becomes theoretically more complicated by the involvement of the assistant referee, Graham Chambers.  Chambers also saw the incident inasmuch as he was also looking at the players, but he didn’t have a clear understanding of what happened either.  He couldn’t even identify the Dundee United player involved.
The rules on retrospective action do not require a referee to be looking in the opposite direction before the Disciplinary Panel become involved.  A ref can see the incident but not see if sufficiently well to correctly report what happened.  This is the basis under which Nadir Ciftci has been asked to attend the Panel.

Both referees on Sunday saw the incident.  Neither saw it well enough to bear witness to the actions of the two Dundee United players involved.  SFA laws allow both to be examined retrospectively.

Aiden Connolly, at the very least, has a case to answer for diving in the box.  Should the SFA ban Virgil van Dijk while turning a blind eye to Connolly and incorrectly interpreting their own rules on Butcher, and almighty row will kick off on the competency of those who govern our game.

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  1. Commenting before his own indiscretions, Chris said: “Finally and possibly most seriously for his future at Rangers, is Green’s use of racist language. I don’t know Charles Green well enough to know if he is a racist. I suspect however that he isn’t, given his close friendship with the man he was discussing.

     

     

    “However, whether he is or not is irrelevant. Nobody associated with Rangers should be using that type of language. Green has made a big play, quite correctly, of wanting to see Rangers back up among Europe’s elite at the end of this rebuilding process. If a director of one of Europe’s elite clubs had made such a comment it is my firm belief they would have been sacked or forced to resign. Should Rangers be any different?”

  2. In relation to the alleged disgraceful Twitter Communication from The new Ibrox fans representative on the Ibrox Board.

     

    I had a quick look at the Police Scotland “Ask the Police” website.

     

     

    Question 770

     

     

    “Someone is sending me threatening/abusive/offensive messages via Facebook/Twitter. Is this a criminal offence?”

     

     

    Police Scotland reply…”If there has been a single communication… there could be an offence of malicious communications. For such an offence to have been committed, a message must be sent ( via a public communications network) that is indecent, grossly offensive, obscene or threatening/menacing… Report the matter to your local police.”

     

     

    Obviously I am not for a second suggesting any wrongdoing by the now Ibrox Director, but in the interests of his reputation this allegation should be investigated.

  3. cliftoncelt

     

     

    Do you not know anyone in Glasgow? When you arriving at airport?

     

     

    HH

  4. Grant Russell@STVGrant · 23m 23 minutes ago

     

     

    @Gerard_D_ We do not have confirmation there is an “investigation”. When we do, we will have a story.

     

     

     

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooo unless sevco say there is an investigation we will say NOTHING, wish they would do the same with other clubs ,OHHHHH WAIT

  5. Jamesgang.

     

    Thanks pal.

     

    We are staying at George Square, booked through Celtic travel.

     

    Is Central station near there ?

  6. F.A.B. Virgil (WATRC) on

    cliftoncelt

     

     

    It’s 5 minute walk to Central. Train is about 10 minute journey. Scotrail will segregate fans at station though the DU route is easiest.

  7. I see the BBC Scotland football gossip column has 17 extracts from press stories today.

     

     

    Funnily enough the appropriateness of the appointment of Mr Graham to the RIFCL board is not one of them.

     

     

    Sweep, sweep.

  8. South Of Tunis on

    Maybe better not to–

     

     

    Manager of Shakhtar ( Lucescu ) posted this tweet late yesterday afternoon.-

     

     

    ” We have 13 Brazilians who dream of revenge against Bayern’s Germans “.

     

     

    Maybe next time..

  9. jimmci

     

    10:18 on

     

    12 March, 2015

     

    I see the BBC Scotland football gossip column has 17 extracts from press stories today.

     

     

    Funnily enough the appropriateness of the appointment of Mr Graham to the RIFCL board is not one of them.

     

     

    Sweep, sweep

     

     

    ———–

     

     

    It was on BBC Scotland news last night. What more do you want?

  10. Have sevco binned this Graham zoomer yet?

     

     

    The ole huns are gonnae need a bigger garden!

     

     

    Thentherewere3flowerpotmen csc

  11. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Agent Green :)))

     

     

    I reckon that next time we are unfortunate enough to play them, we should just sing “One man went to mow” etc. etc.

     

     

    At the rate they are racking up the numbers, we could be signing the song for a full 90 minutes.

  12. Agent Green

     

     

     

    10:29 on 12 March, 2015

     

     

     

    Have sevco binned this Graham zoomer yet?

     

     

    The ole huns are gonnae need a bigger garden!

     

     

    Thentherewere3flowerpotmen csc

     

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    I think you’ll find “flowerpot men” is sectarian. Probably. :-)))

  13. Clftoncelt

     

     

    Best bet if you want back to airport pronto assuming you are in Celtic end is to pre book a taxi to meet you at polmadie fire station for approx 15-20 mins after the final whistle stating you are going to the airport .From there it’s two minutes to the motorway and a further 10-15 down to airport. Make sure you get a fixed price when booking. Polmadie fire station is on Calder street a 10 minute walk from the stadium.

     

    It will be almost impossible to hail a taxi in the street.

     

    0141 429 7070 for a Glasgow black hack

     

     

    Btw if you have luggage with you it’s unlikely you will get it into the stadium without having to remove items from same if at all

  14. Hrvatski Jim –

     

     

    Thanks for that. I keep in touch with Mario and spoke to him about a possible visit to Scotland. Unfortunately his current health issues prevent that for the time being.

     

     

    However, he is in good spirits and follows the team on Celtic TV and lives on a daily diet of Celtic YouTube videos.

     

     

    I’ll keep you posted re bringing Mario and his daughter to Paradise.

     

     

    Hail Hail.

  15. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    kevjungle

     

     

    08:29 on 12 March, 2015

     

     

    I’m fine ya wee or big shoite ……. See you are still ranting on :) ….HH

     

     

    GreenPinata

     

     

    Bottom line ? …. the wee shoite dived …… get him up in front of Kevj ……. he won’t dive again.

     

     

    Seriously, though ….. nothing changes, and our resistance continues …….the only reason the anti-Celtic ‘drive’ is intensifying is down to the fact that we are doing so well and THEY can’t cope with timmies heading for a treble and ten-in-a-row …….bless them …..!!!!!!!!

     

     

    SUPPORT THE TEAM …….OUR DAY HAS COME …..AND I JUST CAN’T ENOUGH…!!!!!!!!

  16. Gary67

     

    10:23 on

     

    12 March, 2015

     

    VVD’s replacement?

     

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86rQTEc1_18

     

     

    Big, strong and pacy. Seems more from the when in doubt kick it out school of defending than Virgil’s lets dribble past a few opponents and into the midfield.

     

     

    Looks a great reader of spotting where the danger is.Very confident about his pace.Looks a superb athlete.Good in the air,and can bring the ball out.Looks tailor made for us.

     

    With that pace he and Charley could be the answer.

  17. So if expected VVD gets suspended who do we slot in at the back?

     

    Looks like he is for the off and as much as I rate him we should be looking to get a steady back four without him and Jason.

     

    When do we start doing this?

     

     

    Ronny has work to do in that department this year heading into champs league qualifiers,

     

    that is assuming we get there, which we will, I hope, yes we will……

     

     

    Mon the Hoops.

  18. leftclicktic, 10:01

     

    Luckily for him, the standards expected of ‘Europe’s elite’ and a Billy the Builder team, with nearly as many managers as points, in the Scottish Championship are not the same

  19. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    leftclicktic

     

     

    10:07 on 12 March, 2015

     

    Grant Russell@STVGrant · 23m 23 minutes ago

     

     

    @Gerard_D_ We do not have confirmation there is an “investigation”. When we do, we will have a story.

     

     

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooo unless sevco say there is an investigation we will say NOTHING, wish they would do the same with other clubs ,OHHHHH WAIT

     

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~++~~~~~~~~~~

     

     

    Russell Grant-Can predict the future.

     

     

    Grant Russell-Canny even report on the past or present.

  20. Minceyheidman

     

    10:47 on

     

    12 March, 2015

     

    So if expected VVD gets suspended who do we slot in at the back?

     

     

     

    Efe & Jason did well together for an hour after VVD was sent of in the San Siro so I’d imagine they’ll be the pairing if VVD is suspended.

  21. The Battered Bunnet on

    Haven’t been able to write a post for 4 days now due to severe stomach cramps and bladder incontinence.

     

     

    It’s been very difficult. Every time I come onto the blog I read something else that sends me into involuntary, tear inducing laughter, and I wet myself.

     

     

    Started off with BSR’s “Unseen Fenian Handyman”, continued with the appointment of a brass Trumpet to the Sevco board, before said Trumpet’s contribution to free speech was highlighted last night.

     

     

    Please, for my sake, for the integrity of the couch, and the alarming shortage of fresh underpants, can we get back to the regular, humdrum football chat?

     

     

    Please. I can’t take much more of this.

  22. Turkeybhoy

     

    10:46 on

     

    12 March, 2015

     

     

    Or him and Efe. This guy looks similar in style to Kelvin Wilson, and Efe was at his best when playing beside Kelvin.

  23. jessiejames1901 on

    Order just came through for 3 big macs.

     

    2 to go and 1 sit in.

     

    “Juice your majesty”

     

    “fresh orange”

  24. It is facinating watching the tweets coming in from the Hilsborough Inquest.

     

    It seems to me that David Duckenfield, the match commander has finally decided to come clean, after some 26 years of obfuscation.

     

    I hope this is the case and that it can bring some small relief to the families of those affected.

     

     

    A small snippen from this am.

     

     

    The coroner says: “You are saying, are you, that a reasonably competent match commander would have foreseen where fans should go?

     

     

    Mr Duckenfield says: “Yes.”

     

     

    The coroner says: “You are saying that a reasonably competent match commander would have closed the tunnel?”

     

     

    Mr Duckenfield says yes.

     

     

    The coroner says: “Does it therefore follow – tell me if I have misunderstood, that on the day you did not act as a reasonably competent match commander.

     

     

    Mr Duckenfield says yes.

     

     

    Mr Menon says: “You breached your duty of care to ensure the safety of the fans, didn’t you?”

     

     

    Mr Duckenfield says: “Overall, sir, yes.”

  25. F.A.B. Virgil (WATRC) on

    glasgowdave

     

     

    the families are asking for radio silence in case it affects any following prosecutions

     

     

    HH

  26. Are the huns the first football club in the history of the game who are still paying 3 managers a full salary?

  27. FourGreenFields on

    philbhoy

     

     

    Surely your not implying that VVD won’t get a fair hearing today :-))))

  28. FAB Virgil.

     

    We are on 9.15 flight from Belfast on Saturday morning. Arriving 10.. ish !!

     

    We have booked a Stadium tour of Celtic park which is at 13.45pm.

     

    Will probably go to hotel first to leave off our bag.

     

    return flight is at 19.30 on Sunday.

     

     

    Mickyboy 1888.

     

    Thanks for that and the number. I have written it down.

     

    I can ask some fellow celts how to get to Calder street whilst at the ground !

     

     

    Thank you all , you have been most helpful !

     

    Hail hail….

  29. FourGreenFields

     

    11:22 on

     

    12 March, 2015

     

    philbhoy

     

     

    Surely your not implying that VVD won’t get a fair hearing today :-))))

     

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    I’m hearing an Edinburgh jury is being drafted in.