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Shameless attempt to exploit corona and manipulate media

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The Press Association yesterday reported an unnamed Scottish Premiership club sought to exploit the coronavirus with a call to have the season declared void, the same club contacted several other media outlets.

PA report the club spokesman saying, “We don’t see how titles, promotion or relegation can be agreed on any basis of sporting fairness.”  But in a move that surely caused acute cognitive dissonance, added, “Perhaps prize money can be split on the basis of the current table.”

It was not Hearts, or Hamilton Accies, neither of them would campaign for the prize money due for the 11th or 12th placed team, it was a PR man at a club high up the table, but not high enough to have a reasonable chance of winning anything.

This is naked attempt to exploit the distress, illness and mortal danger people find themselves in due to the coronavirus, all to provide cover for their colossal failure.  It is deplorable and shameless.

In this unprecedented time, all we can ask is that Scottish football works in the same way as most leagues across Europe and is not subject to desperate and bitter media manipulation.

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  1. Until the huns ( supporters of the basket of assets, severally known as The Rainjurz) accept theire liabilities for what they brought on themselves and how they find themselves now, nothing will change.

     

     

    Until Scotland confronts the fitba guff, clearly and with determination we will be visited by many variants of the financially and ethically deviant huns.

     

     

    Scoddland has the fitba set-up it deserves. It’s epicentre is Liebrux.

     

     

    The Blazers have “no appetite” to tackle thum, why would they? It’s their spiritual compass point. This has to change.

     

     

    I’ve banged on forever about an enlightened Truth and Reconciliation process being needed. Now might be an opportunity.

     

     

    Thank Goodness we are a well-run Club.

     

     

    HH

  2. There will be no time for CL Qualifiers,IMO they will have to expand the Groups to around 10,and we will go straight in.

  3. this should come as no surprise to anyone.

     

    sevco will use their massive influence with the football authorities and media in this country to have this season declared null and void.

     

    they will bully and intimidate other clubs to support their campaign.

     

    the people who run our club will of course, do nothing.

  4. This null and void nonsense will need to be resisted robustly. No surprise who the cheerleader is – the most lamentable individual operating in Scottish football. There can be no local autonomy with this crucial decision and whatever line UEFA and the EPL adopt we must follow. The usual inept media lackeys will be directed to toe the line and build the null and void case. If that ultimately happens it will be the most shameless episodes in the history of Scottish football. Also null and void must mean for all purposes so Traynor and his lap dogs can forget all about prize money being divided up on the basis of current league places.

  5. I hope Celtic haven’t parted with the £41600 (£52 x800) they collected on sevco’s behalf for Sunday’s game which is unlikely to go ahead anytime soon, if at all. A lesson to be learned by the 800 misguided souls who are prepared to fund sevco to the tune of £52 per head – I have no sympathy whatsoever for you.

  6. Pog- looks like this season’s CL and EL will get cancelled, saving a lot of prize money, more Groups next season won’t cost them too much.

  7. BBC radio North Brit are pushing for the nil and void scenario .. also just said that sevco have unfinished business in the Champions League..

     

     

    Couldn’t believe my ears!

  8. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Null and Void getting ramped up big time, clearly the klan have been very very active, e.g. Sky Sports doing a one on one with Alan McLaren, well Alan ex Hearts Ex Rangers, do you think it would be fair to null and void the season, “well all things considered’…..of course he does you blitherin idiot! Not so much a question more as rallying call for the Klan!

  9. I read that there might not be any appetite for the SPFL to declare the season null and void due to the massive litigation that it could bring on. It has been mooted that the fans could demand all of their ticket money back and that the TV companies may do something similar, because they paid out money for a product that was declared not fit for purpose.

     

    I’m pretty certain if we were declared champions most Celtic season ticket holders would suck it up and take the hit. Over Govan way it may be a different matter as the don’t live in the real world.

     

    Anyhoos, if we are are declared champions I will laugh at cries lack of sporting integrity and tainted titles.

     

     

    noebtscsc

  10. Tune into North Brit .. they’re going to discuss the financial implications for clubs..

     

     

    If you can stomach it!

  11. Normally the first thing an organisation does is to refer to their rule book – SPFL will find this

     

     

    Season means the period of the year commencing on the date of the first League

     

    Match in a Season and ending on the date of the last League Match in the same

     

    Season or otherwise as determined by the Board and which excludes the Close

     

    Season;

     

     

    Nothing about null and void

  12. The objectives of the chief hun-guffer is to further the aims of his klient……….obviously……………….. but also ( and importantly) to agitate and foment as much difficulty for any “rival”…………….

     

     

    In this, the komplict masonry that underpins both the foundations and the facade of scoddish fitba we must , as ever, guard against.

     

     

    My faith will is in the EPL making the right and reasonable decision in favour of McNugget’s other favourite team : Liverpool, and then being forced to accept the inevitability of another ( untainted) Nine for The Famous Glasgow Celtic.

     

     

    HH

  13. It is obvious that the Huns will use any excuse to stop us winning the league and this is another cheat they have come out with. They are supported by the media and the governing bodies of football. There are no voices of dissent from the other clubs. No one will speak up to support Celtic.

     

     

    Billy Brown has kind of, spoken up for us but as an ex-Celtic coach he will be discounted. Kenny Dalglish likewise.

     

     

    Celtic should be making scenario plans to deal with “null and void”. We need to take legal advice to deal with SFA and with UEFA.

     

     

    I realise as a PLC, that the board have an financial obligation to shareholders but the issue of 9 in a row and the award of titles has a financial aspect in terms of attendance and commercial revenues. We need to be aware of our rivals and the fact that there is no limit to the depths that they will sink to. This club cheated to gain a sporting advantage and have never acknowledged that and have continued to strive to not only pretend the effects of Liquidation have not happened but to suggest that it was “the unseen Fenian hand behind it.

     

     

    They are without scruples.

  14. WHITEDOGHUNCH.

     

     

    WDH.

     

    Hi Bryan.

     

    I’m still here, although this self isolation imposed by me a few months ago is driving me mad,I leave the house once a week to do what shopping is required, and that’s it,

     

    I think it’s the weather, not corona virus that hurts me most,I’d love to get in the garden and do some work, ach never mind there is always next week to get something done.

     

     

    I got a bit of a surprise this morning around 01.00 AM, I was asleep at the time but I thought I heard a thump at my door which woke me up,I got up to see what it was,when I opened the bedroom door the light went on in the hall, I knew I had a problem then,My first thought I was getting broken into, I opened the door to go down the stairs there were two strangers coming up the stairs, I just about crapped it until they said they were from MECS, They’re part of the people who look after people who have been unwell for a while,I had a machine that notifies MECS if you have fallen in your house, I must have pressed the machine when I was asleep. I had a chain and a lock on the door and use them when I go to bed, the noise I heard was them cutting the chain to get in, they have a key for opening the front door.

     

     

    Sorry for such a ramble but it was a bit of a shock at the time.

  15. OLDTIM67

     

     

    Scary stuff brother.

     

     

    Garden work is good for the soul and will indeed be there next week. Everything starting to bloom over here in a really early spring. Excited about my Dwarf Peach tree. First spring and the most beautiful of blossoms.

     

     

    Be well good sir.

     

     

    HH

  16. whitedoghunch on

    oldtim67

     

     

    you know I wear alert around my kneck to call for aid.

     

    Woke up to the fire brigade a month or so ago after my first seizure in 10 years

     

    must have pressed it inadvertentely.

     

    Call you in 5.

     

    Anything always

  17. South Of Tunis on

    The delights of the 2.30 pm news included film of panic buying in Dutch ‘Coffeeshops'(before they’re shut down)

     

     

    The clip included the owner of one place stating he’d never ever sold so much Spacecake .

  18. lets all do the huddle on

    between the current political make up and now the virus, the last couple of years have shown a major flaw in having a free and open society

     

     

    and that is that it allows the brain dead idiots who make up a large section of society to have such a major say on how society runs without having any clue about consequences

     

     

    im moving to north korea

  19. Looks like garden work will be the only outdoor activity shortly the way things are going!

     

     

    Stay well folks!

  20. SOUTH OF TUNIS

     

     

    Saw this morning the huge queues outside of “Coffee Shops” in Amsterdam to buy drugs!

     

     

    Just back from Sainsbury’s where we went to buy wine and chocolate, shelves stripped bare of essential foods, canned goods, hand soap and any paper product.

     

     

    Apparently there were big queues outside before 8AM when this particular shop opens.

     

     

    The poor lady behind the till was pretty stressed, people demanding to know why there’s no toilet rolls etc.

     

     

    Crazy times . .

  21. prestonpans bhoys on

    Robinbhoy

     

     

    Just got an email from Sainsbury saying stock not in threat so could people stop stock buying, crazy times indeed

  22. lets all do the huddle on

    a very urgent safety notice that i didnt heed –

     

     

    if you are playing darts and a dart pings off the board towards the ground, do not – i repeat do not – attempt to control said projectile with your foot

     

     

    just let it fall harmlessly to the floor

     

     

    ouch

  23. South Of Tunis on

    ROBINBHOY

     

    The need to make a living.–bars etc are shut in Sicily -that means you can’t buy the Sicilian drug of choice -mega strong espresso..

     

    However – tobacconists are still open and many of them have taken to selling a chocolate thing called Pocket Coffee – liquid black coffee inside a cube of dark chocolate .I tried one – wish I hadn’t

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