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. 40th Day of self isolation…it doesnt get any easier.



    I honestly believe that it will be at least January 2021 before many Lock Down Restrictions are lifted…especially Pubs being open…and if so, many Pubs will probably never open ever again..


    Likewise Football Clubs…although some of THEMS may be out of the game long before January 2021, with little or no cash coming in.


    There is ONE Klub that can go to the wall whenever…and I for one would NEVER miss them and their support.


    Now I wonder who that Klub could be ?




  2. Has “DETTOL Donald” been injected yet ?



    Oh, he now claims that he was just being sarcastic…..so thats okay then ?



    A dangerous Nutter…and a Liar to Boot.

  3. I’m still convinced that “they” will not allow us to be Champions. They will all be working and kiniving to figure out a way to stop us. As sure as there’s shit in a goat. Another thing, who the hell to hunbigots think they are demanding this and demanding that, they should be told to go back to their cesspit once and for all. Oh, nearly forgot, they are the peepul, silly me.



    SOUTH OF TUNIS. Let us know you are healthy and well, there’s a good fellow




  4. KINGLUBO on 27TH APRIL 2020 11:34 AM




    I tend to agree….never forget that the Huns see themselves as the Master Race..they always have done, and always will do…unto such times that they are out the game altogether….and the sooner the better IMHO.




    Stay Safe.

  5. Macjay: That was a considered response, thank you.



    I personally do not belittle Scotland. I am aware of the Celtic (cultural) connections between our islands and beyond and always promote them in my professional life and my personal life. It was the cultural connection that drew me to Celtic, the football club.



    It is easy to pick out a few incidents and present them as being representative of a common viewpoint of that time. Neutral Ireland did what it considered to be the best thing to do ( bearing in mind the context of what Madra Rua/Ernie both explained.)



    Did we always get it right/Do we always get right?



    Heck, no. And I will criticise Irish governments and people when I think they fall short of the standards I think they should abide by.



    I already posted that I wouldn’t have done what De Valera did. But that’s easy for me to say as I didn’t live through that era.

  6. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ALMORE on 27TH APRIL 2020 11:44 AM



    Lots of common ground there.


    Everything I would expect from a fellow Tim.



    Believe me , I have great respect and affection for Ireland and the Irish . Who doesn`t ?


    Partly genetic but particularly how I was brought up .


    Irish culture , particularly musical , has enhanced my life. And still does.






    Hi big George,I am mainly a lurker and I am usually a couple of days behind the blog, I did listen to your gig,and again enjoyed it, yes, there was a good improvement on the sound, (not perfect 😁) I too was impressed by wee George’s guitar playing, he’ll go places that young man.


    Hail hail, C’mon the hoops, 🍀🍀🍀

  8. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    you’ll be able to provide the link to where P67 provided that well documented solution, yes?

  9. At the risk of being Hunnified.


    I would have no problem with Null and Void, as long as that Null and Void means Null and Void.


    No games played. No places won and no prize money paId out.


    Where possible, money returned to fans who paid to see now meaningless games.


    No Euro spot


    And any League payouts be on an equal shares for all basis..

  10. KINGLUBO on 27TH APRIL 2020 11:34 AM





    ‘SOUTH OF TUNIS. Let us know you are healthy and well, there’s a good fellow’






    He’s gone AWOL before and reappeared, but not in times like these, so lets hope there is nothing untoward.



    He came to mind the other day when I was watching this: Gramsci 44, an account of the 44 days Gramsci spent as a political exile on the island of Usticia.




  11. I hope celtic have there homework done . Because when the huns and diet huns open up with there dossier , you can bet your boots a negative celtic agenda will be mentioned .

  12. Wonder if it will be about Sevco


    And Not accepting the Independant FtSFA investigation, until they get what ever it is they want 🤔


    Oh an interest free loan, cause the banks will not give them one

  13. Jimtim- the underlying tone of the huns ‘dossier ‘,will be, give them hee haw,big bad PL blah blah blah

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ALASDAIR MACLEAN on 27TH APRIL 2020 12:06 PM




    ” Rob ” Roy Mc Gregor.



    Gaun yersel , son .

  15. The fact is the USSR was invaded by Germany and had no option but to fight. Germany declared war on the USA not the other way about and GB entered the war to protect its empirical interests.



    Entering the war was not a noble act of selflessness by any of the allied forces. Necessity and strategic self interest were the driving forces.