SPFL will move with the herd, isolating angry losers


We received clarity from Uefa on some important issues yesterday and not on others.  Access to the Champions and Europa Leagues next season will be granted only on sporting merit.  This finally nailed hopes of the Null and Void Loyal.  If a league was declared void, its standings and results would not hold, so no sporting merit could be determined.

If Newco want access to the Europa League qualifiers, they need the SPFL to award a winner and second place, despite their protests.  Our old pal Cognitive Dissonance must keep them awake at night.

It is clear from the Uefa statement they have listened and tried to accommodate several scenarios.  Where titles are close, like Italy, where Lazio narrowed the gap on Juventus to a point, Uefa suggest a play-off system could allow chasing teams to make up the difference.  AZ Alkmaar trail Ajax on goal difference but the Dutch league is expected to call a halt to the campaign as early as today.  There are no truly satisfactory closures this season, least of all for Celtic, who will be denied a title winning game.

What we didn’t get was a hard deadline on when teams have to be nominated for European competitions.  After discussions with Uefa, the Italian league extended this season’s Serie A to 2 August, so we know for sure the European draws cannot take place until after that date.

I expect we will see European leagues synchronise their moves; there will be no incentive for any radical undertakings.  Those without rabid losers will be first to call time, the SPFL will move with the herd, as it should.  Then those who called for independent investigations into why the SPFL acted the same way as the rest of Europe will look like the angry losers they are.

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  1. GENE on 25TH APRIL 2020 6:09 PM


    save coupons for an ventilator




    Aye mate if only that was an option .hh

  2. socrates mulligan on

    FAVOURITE UNCLE on 25TH APRIL 2020 5:54 PM


    Has anyone got a 6’o’clock mass in their parish i can tune into please.


    A bit late but for future reference, google CHURCH TV SERVICES then click on SCHEDULE

  3. GENE



    ‘Sweet cigarettes’ for children, the health/pc brigade would have a heart attack at the mere thought of it nowadays.

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 25TH APRIL 2020 6:06 PM


    And did he receive more votes than the republican candidates?



    Perhaps you should do a bit of reading and find out how it is that a US president can be elected on a minority of the votes. Just what it is about US history that allows such a thing to happen.





    Utterly irrelevant.



    The unanswered question. OK. Rhetorical .


    Who complained about the U.S. electoral system when Obama won ?


    Perhaps you need to do some reading to discover why the US electoral system was changed.


    A clue. JFK was elected on the number of votes cast.



    BTW . How`s the Cuban ” election ” going ?



  5. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Remember having to go back and tell my uncle Frank they don#t sell “secret Service” fags, only to be reminded to go buy “Senior Service”, big riddy man

  6. lets all do the huddle on

    reading all this historical chat about fags is actually very relevant now



    ive never been a smoker but actually quite like the smell of fag smoke and pipe smoke and cigar smoke. but from the boozers, bookies and niteclubs back in the smokin days then the smell of your clothes the next mornin was minging



    and dont get me started on snogging a burd that smokes


    no problem in the dancin when your pished



    but sober? no thanks. breath stinks. clothes stink. hands stink. hair stinks.



    anyway why it is relevant now is because we we are now all in lockdown. we have had so much of our freedom taken away from us and the economy is in tatters. and the argument is that peoples lifes are more important than than all of those things



    which is correct of course



    but why is smoking, bevvying and even driving a car allowed?



    all of these things cost so many lives per year and cost the nhs fortunes



    but they make the economy fortunes as well



    so are they not examples of where peoples freedoms and the economy supercede folk dying?



    who knows

  7. Ron


    You got 5 club for 10p.in a pack,


    At 2p for returning jinji boatlz


    Bad habit.




  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Lennon ( not Lenin ) .



    ” And curse Sir Walter Raleigh , he was such a stupid git ” .

  9. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    I’m sure the Cuban elections are continually going great, where locals choose a representative to attend regional councils that identify their needs. These regional councils select a national representative who attends the national council and identifies the regions needs and priorities.



    These have worked since the revolutions and as yet for all its military and economic resources turned against Cuba in an attempt the overthrow the system the USA and capitalist world has failed.


    In fact, worse with the intelligence resources poured into the country the USA have also failed to provide credible evidence that the population are unhappy with their form of government.



    So, I’d say the elections in Cuba are fairer and free’er than the USA, UK or Australia where elections and politicians are bought and paid for by the highest bidder.


    Viva La Revolution

  10. An


    I could see the Celtic end at hampdump from our kitchen window. After a game there we would go up on Sunday looking for ginger bottles – finding the stopper was the difficult bit. Got 3d for every bottle -made I few shillings

  11. GENE,



    I would sneak in to Clydebank juniors matches and collect empties throughout the game. In those days the juniors attracted large crowds as well.

  12. GENE,



    I had my first tast of lanliq at Kilbowie park from a bottle which had not been finished !

  13. lets all do the huddle on





    good link



    but would i rather be dead or be alive and smell minging all the time?



    dunno that either – havent been given the choice yet 😀

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on



    The Grauniad.



    The solution they propose in common is quite simple – replace the convoluted electoral college with a direct national popular vote that would hand the presidency to whichever candidate garners most votes across the country. That may look straightforward on paper, but the practicalities of switching to a new system are daunting.



    To change would require an amendment to the US constitution which is much easier said than done. Not only would both the House and Senate in Congress need to approve the change by a two-thirds majority, but three-quarters of the individual state assemblies would have to ratify it (38 out of 50 states) .



    “A constitutional amendment is out of the question,” said Alan Abramowitz, professor of political science at Emory University. “There’s no way to get two-thirds of the House and the Senate to support an amendment of any kind.”

  15. Has anyone met anyone from the US that voted for Trump, I’ve got family and friends all over from the East coast to the West and no one that I know did.


    I worked in Charlotte And my friends there didn’t, including the Call centre manager who had a gun in his desk drawer

  16. Back on the fags – – – – The Co-Op


    even sold Celtic cigs too



    Ahh, cough cough, these were the days




  17. weebobbycollins on

    One of the best holidays I ever had….Cuba.


    Beautiful people, beautiful music…

  18. In the days of Celtic cigs the request to ‘gie us a draw’ at a game meant other than the hopeful result

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