Some consistency from Uefa, please


Of all the supporter-related offenses Uefa are disciplining football clubs on at the moment the use of lasers annoys me most (with the appropriate caveat for health and safety matters).

Racism, health and safety violations, violence flares are all appropriate reasons to sanction a club but it’s always bothered me that Uefa seem to let the continental fashion for shining powerful lasers into the faces of opposing players and managers was not tackled appropriately.

I was, therefore, pleased to hear Uefa disciplined Olympiacos for, among a rich litany of offenses, their fans pointing a laser at Anderlecht players during their recent Champions League game.  The Greek club have been ordered to close the more colourful part of their stadium for their last 16 game against Manchester United.

It will surprise few of us that despite the Greeks being sanctioned for using lasers, Milan have gone unpunished, despite their fans pointing lasers at Celtic players during our recent drubbing.

These games are supervised and televised from multiple angles.  If the use of lasers attracts a punishment, and it should, the rules must apply without fear or favour.

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  1. Italian clubs can and will continue to cause trouble and cheat with impunity thanks to the powerfull and corrupt in charge of our game

  2. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid watch that game, any of them, lasers pointed at all players in the penalty box, never heard a peep from UEFA on that one.

  3. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on




    Rules for the big euro clubs are different,just like the rules for Sevco in Scotland…



    Parcel of rogues..



    Sevco AGM.a lesson in spin….

  4. jungle jim



    12:01 on 19 December, 2013



    Pray tell me where you detected the impoliteness in my post xx

  5. RobinBhoy


    12:50 on


    19 December, 2013



    Unless they were meeting in a UEFA competition, they wouldn’t say anything about that. It’s up to the Spanish authorities.

  6. The Kinning Parl Loyal flute an accordion band will play some tunes keeping the Christmas spirit among the fans during the break, starting of with Hello Hello…..Bing Crosby?

  7. Uefa will look after the big clubs that generate income for their cabal.



    Similar to the sfa, wait a minute, I’ll take that back… The sfa only look after a dead club.

  8. Henriks Sombrero on

    A more topical comparison would have been political banner punishments/non punishments no ?

  9. If Sevco had any sense they would have proposed then approved a resolution for a living wage for all employees.



    What a PR coup that would have been?



    EBT for cleaners and the like haha

  10. Seasons greetings fholks!


    Well the January transfer window is almost upon us and the transfer madness is simmering away just nicely.



    Will we get the players we are after?


    Will we spend any decent money on any of the many hundreds that we will no doubt be linbked with?


    Will we give a feck?



    Well none of these questions will be answered here but I have started compiling the list for the January window and already we have a young player signed (one for the future.. oh fur F@#$% sake I hear you cry) and been linked with a fair few others.



    Anyways here we go again!!








    Players in:




    Name Age Position Club Price


    —-— ——– —-—–


    Fridjonsson – 20 – Striker – Fram Reykjavik – £100K






    Players out:




    Name Club Price


    —-—- —–


    None so far






    Rumoured transfer in:








    Name Age Club Source Price


    —-— —- —— —–


    Forde – 33 – Millwall – STV – No fee mentioned (06/12)


    McCarthy – 24 – Reading – Talkceltic – No fee mentioned (16/13)










    Name Age Club Source Price


    —-— —- —— —–


    Taylor-Sinclair – 22 – Partick – Various – £75K (30/11)


    Taylor – 27 – Newcastle – Talkceltic – 6 mths loan (13/12)










    Name Age Club Source Price


    —-— —- —— —–


    Armstrong – 21 – Dundee Utd – Celticrumours – £500K (01/12)


    Gauld – 18 – Dundee Utd – Celticrumours – £500K (01/12)


    Guidetti – 21 – Man City – – Talkceltic – Loan until summer (09/12)


    Bryson – 27 – Derby County – STV – No fee mentioned (12/12)


    Toivonen – 27 – PSV – Talkceltic – No fee mentioned (13/12)


    Yamada – 24 – Jubilo Iwata – Various – No fee mentioned (week long trial 17/12)


    Norwood – 22 – Huddersfield – The Scottish Hun – No fee mentioned (17/12)











    Name Age Club Source Price


    —-— —- —— —–


    Parzyszek – 20 – De Graafschap – Polish press – £800K (30/11)


    Vaughan – 25 – Norwich – Daily Mirror – No fee mentioned (03/12)


    Ings – 21 – Burnley – The Scottish Hun – No fee mentioned (03/12)


    May – 21 – St Johnstone – Northern Times – No fee mentioned (07/12)


    McCormack – 27 – Leeds – SSB – No fee mentioned (07/12)


    McKay – 24 – ICT – Daily Express – No fee mentioned (12/12)


    Boyd – 22 – Rapid Wien – Talkspurt – £1M (13/12)


    Damari – 24 – Hapoel Tel Aviv – SSN – No fee mentioned (14/12)


    Assombalonga – 21 – Talkceltic – No fee mentioned (16/12)


    Wells – 23 – Bradford City – Daily Rectum – No fee mentioned (16/12)


    Ntep – 21 – Auxerre – Talkceltic – No fee mentioned (16/12)


    Finnbogason – 24 – Heerenveen – Herald – £5M (17/12)


    Mawuli – 24 – Hapoel Ashkelon – Herald – £750K (17/12)


    Aron Johannsson – 23 – AZ – Daily Mail – £3M (19/12)







    Rumoured transfer out:




    Name Source Price


    —-—— —–


    Foster – Various– £7M to Southampton/Sunderland/Everton/Benfica


    Samaras – Various –£2M to Borussia Monchengladbach/Fiorentina/Lazio/Hull/Toronto


    Ledley – Various – £1M to Carrdiff






    As always let me know if you’ve heard of anyone that isn’t here.


    Bye for now fholks!


    And Merry Christmas!!






    /Bishop B

  11. I’m pretty sure that from my seat at the Milan game at CP that a laser was being pointed at the Milan goalkeeper. This would have been from near the top of the lower north stand, guessing at section 103. Did not see anything untoward against us so I’d be careful here.



    Anyone else see something similar?

  12. garygillespieshamstring on




    Yes. celtic attacking the Celtic end when we had a free kick. There was a spell while there was quite a bit of it.



    However I’m no tellin anybody in case the msm report us to UEFA.

  13. Oooooh to be a fly on the wall at RIFC 2012 AGM… The temptation to fly off would be unbearable given the amount of sh** flying about..,

  14. Dubaibhoy-"If I signed off the accounts it has been in good faith." on




    The Loovens rumour was doing the rounds???

  15. Greetings from New York ——



    Mmm , I watched Celtic v Milan on Italian tele . The coverage included film of a laser light being shone on Abbiati’s face..



    Day after reporting mentioned that incident and claimed that someone had been arrested



    Was that someone a Milan supporter ?

  16. I have just watched a Finnbogason compilation showing his 24 goals last (?) season . I can see why no big club has, apparently, come in for him. He actually does not look all that skillful but he does put the ball in the net. Kris Boyd was, and to a lesser extent still is, like that. I can`t decide if I would like Celtic to buy him. At £ 5 million it would be a heck of a risk.I certainly would not want him bought just to appease anxious fans.




  17. leftclick Together we will get justice for the Dam 5 on



    It’s all back to the Louden :)) another character taking their cash willingly :))







    SMSM for the last few months.



    “All will be finally resolved at the AGM”



    Till later all



    How did that work out for you?

  18. Google and discover that –



    The Hootsman / STV News/ The Herald and the Evening Times all ran a story re a 25 year old man being lifted re the lazer shone on Abbiati’s face and consequently being reported to the Procurator Fiscal. .



    Back to bed , jetlagged CSC , eastern seaboard.

  19. Jungle Jim


    13:25 on


    19 December, 2013



    That’s been my point every time, we weren’t the only club that looked at him and didn’t go for him. Wither his stats flatter to deceive, or Herenveen are set up just to play for him.



    We have previous with this in Harald Brattbakk. Top scorer in the CL at the time. Never quite made the grade with us and it was clear that the Rosenborg system was entirely beneficial to him.

  20. THE EXILED TIM-Free the Dam 5



    12:28 on 19 December, 2013



    “Electronic voting.



    I wonder how that will turn out ??????”



    Dunno but I suppose it’s a wee change from the electronic tagging

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