SPFL ‘computer’ giving excuses to fail to those who need them


I love it when opponents get their excuses for failure in before a ball is kicked.  Reaction to yesterday’s Premiership fixture announcement, which sees Newco visit Celtic Park on 17 October, at the end of the first round of games, was conspiratorial.  You would have thought Wee Willie John McFadyen’s computer was running things.  Suspicion was also raised that Newco visit Aberdeen on the opening day of the season.

I hope they continue to lay the conspiracy theories on thick, providing a ready excuse to fail.  They will need it.

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  1. SONSOFERIN on 8TH JULY 2020 3:44 PM


    A bit of info while there’s nothing else on, all data from Transfermarkt so add your own caveats. Since 2012/13 season (when rangers were formed) Celtic have a net profit on player transfers of £36.9m, which is spookily similar to the amount in the bank before covid hit. In the same period rangers have a net deficit on transfers of £28m.


    Celtic have generally spent £10m+ each year, with a considerable sale or two every couple of years maintaining the transfer credit. rangers spent no significant sums on players until 17/18 season, when they spent £10m in three consecutive years, however sales revenue has been consistently low as they struggled to find any value in their squad.



    That’s a total net transfer spend difference of £51m over the last 8 years. Despite this delta Celtic have a squad valuation of £66m, compared to rangers at £43.3m. That’s gotta sting some.





    A good read… amazed that Sevo’s squad are rated at £43mill

  2. Neustadt-Braw on

    Adi der Dazzler …thank you …



    smiley steak bakes are shoite thing






    proper pie or cheeky medium sized Bridie …brea (with accent)




  3. First record



    Snoopy v The red Baron hotshots version



    My dad and uncles always went to Wembley and bought us something back



    I asked for this

  4. Neustadt-Braw on

    Yorkbhoy …




    smiley disregard the “m” thing





  5. Neustadt-Braw on

    Heb …that is a special wee song …



    smiley but the Tarriers “Tom Dooley ” thing



    that got the Caribbean swinging…Bel a Fonte a year later ….ooooooooooo




  6. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa



    Nope…..not working for me either.

  7. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    An etims podcast last month was discussing the impact big Roy and Broonie had as captains and players on the team.



    From memory , those on the podcast agreed big Roy was more influential as a leader than a player but Broonie’s influence as a leader and a player is the same .



    I preferred Roy in midfield than in defence . I watched highlights of games in the eighties on you tube after listening to the podcast. Roy was far better than I gave him credit for during his career with us.



    Broonie is Broonie . What a player and leader he has been for us despite his legs going on numerous occasions. Lol.



    His presence on and off the pitch will be so hard to replace when he finally retires.

  8. TURKEYBHOY on 8TH JULY 2020 8:53 PM


    How many times do we have to listen to this nonsense about Broony.For the past 3 seasons,the consensus among the experts is”Finished”.Last season he was immense.Looking at him in training he looks as good as ever.He will be leading the charge from the front again this season.He will know when his time is up.





    That’s a poor contribution fella. It’s not nonsense. There’s a matter of fact (from good Celtic men’s data sources) that Broonie is getting older, slower and less impactful on the pitch (esp in Europe), beyond the immeasurable leadership stuff. Nobody is using words like ‘finished’ and as Rodgers changed him and Klopp did likewise for Milner, we need to manage him carefully at this age, to get the best out of him and get the best for the team.



    Performance-wise, as shown by the Lazio game, there’s a strong case for a dynamic trio of callum-olivier-ryan and all today was about was a decent chat about what do we do with Broonie. Everyone who contributed has nothing but love for the fella.



    For what’s it worth I think Neil will be overly sentimental about it and I hope we aren’t on here berating Broonie as a result of his ‘legs’..




  9. CaddingtonCommon on




    Re your post about our club a secco team valuations, surely a decimal point missing from sevco’s ?

  10. Scott Brown just turned 35 a couple of weeks ago, He is well capable of playing a major part this season.


    Might be wise to rest him now & then but barring injury I would expect to see him leading us in the vast majority of games this season.

  11. Neustadt-Braw on

    Hot Smoky



    afa braw ….thank you for the confirmation……



    here is the best of the best (no a Forfarian but none the less)



    Crimson flames tied through my ears, rollin’ high and mighty traps


    Pounced with fire on flaming roads using ideas as my maps



    “We’ll meet on edges, soon, ” said I, proud ‘neath heated brow


    Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now



    Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth, “rip down all hate, ” I screamed


    Lies that life is black and white spoke from my skull, I dreamed


    Romantic facts of musketeers foundationed deep, somehow




    Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now





    Girls’ faces formed the forward path from phony jealousy


    To memorizing politics of ancient history


    Flung down by corpse evangelists, unthought of, though somehow



    Ah, but I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now



    A self-ordained professor’s tongue too serious to fool


    Spouted out that liberty is just equality in school


    “Equality, ” I spoke the word as if a wedding vow


    Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now


    In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand at the mongrel dogs who teach


    Fearing not that I’d become my enemy in the instant that I preach


    My existence led by confusion boats, mutiny from stern to bow



    Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now



    Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats too noble to neglect


    Deceived me into thinking I had something to protect


    Good and bad, I define these terms quite clear, no doubt, somehow


    Ah, but I was so much older then I’m younger than that now





    smiley that is what our Captain my Captain will be humming …braw thing





    smiley the truth will out ..mum always said thing





  12. Neustadt-Braw on

    Leftie ….



    smiley goodnight …dreams are braw things thing




  13. MALORBHOY on 8TH JULY 2020 8:14 PM




    Hope your well my friend, and nothing to serious, went from a 42inch waist ,now 36 inch waist, good luck with your change of lifestyle, it will be well worth it.




    Hi MB,


    I’m fine just the same issue as yourself. I hope you and your good lady are keeping well and of course your feline friends. Hopefully catch up soon. Take care.

  14. Neustadt-Braw on

    Bada we are trying to give them a wee way oot …



    smiley but the door is closing fast and hard awfy soon thing





  15. First single – ‘Blockbuster’ by The Sweet, whose lead singer coincidentally came from East Kilbride (possible urban myth!).



    Wee story (and I’ll keep it brief). My first personal record player was a Fidelity Stereo music master, around 1971/72. A secret Christmas present. Me and my mammy went to Midnight Mass. On our return home just after 1am my dad (a non catholic, so still in the house) put the needle onto Track 12 of the album they had bought me – “Glasgow Celtic: the Champions” – with Bobby Lennox and Jimmy Johnstone on the cover running out of the tunnel. I think most of the singing was from what was the then reserve team players.



    How is it that I can remember that but can barely remember last Tuesday…!




    G’dbye to Jane by Slade one of my first records ever bought. None of my friends or me for that matter were into music . Living in a rural community we were making bogeys out of old Pram wheels and making tree houses in the woods etc . Then a new guy moved into our street and though he played football with us his main passion was Music ( can still see him playing air guitar). Anyway he took me as a friend and introduced me to Fleetwood Mac ( pre Stevie Nicks and Lynsey Buckingham) Albatross, The Green Manalishi and Oh Well. Classic line


    Oh when I spoke to god I’d knew he’d understand , he said stick by me and I’ll be your guiding hand. But don’t ask me what I think of you I might not give the answer that you want me to. Where has 50 years gone. 42 nd wedding anniversary today. I’m getting old.HH

  17. !!BADA BING!! on 8TH JULY 2020 10:44 PM


    So who on here, would not have Scott Brown in their team next season?






    First name of my team sheet. Until further notice.



    HH jg

  18. Travellerbhoy on

    Hail Hail


    My fellow celts


    The apocalypse


    Or the rapture is upon us


    The only thing


    To keep me sane


    Is 9 in a row



    Hope all are safe


    I know some


    Have lost


    To Covid 19


    My father too


    He died in May


    5 days before 73


    We differed


    And seperated


    And I hated




    I love


    And miss


    My father



    He got me


    With his ashes


    (and his eyes


    And his smile


    And his laugh


    And his smell))




    And his violence




    I’ve got to scatter his ashes


    I don’t want to






    Love and thoughts to all who have lost someone.




    That’s tough to take May your Dad rest in peace I will pray for you and your family , Try to stay strong there are a lot of good people on here , ask for help if you need it. HH

  20. The hand of God on

    Majestic Hartson….I also bought “Driving in my car” picture disc dont recall it featuring a crossword but dont get 2 down about it.The disc featured the band and the Morris Minor car used in the video.Top speed 58.

  21. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.





    Congrats, I’m into the 52econd, nothing like a good woman to keep


    you going.




    RIP your dear departed father.




    Agreed and then player/manager after Lenny moves to CEO 8-))


    H.H. Mick