Spoiled Child FC have their Trump Jan 6 moment


The SFA issued a statement yesterday afternoon in response to Newco’s comments implying inappropriate action by the VAR adversely affected them during their recent defeat to Celtic.  It addressed three matters:

The Newco penalty claim was a “Subjective handball… that the VAR did not deem it a sufficiently clear and obvious error”.  The VAR did not claim the incident was not a penalty, just that it did not meet the “obvious error” threshold.

Notwithstanding the subjective nature of the above decision, it goes on to say that at the meeting, “There was an overall consensus that the incident could not have led to a penalty kick being awarded in any event”.  So we all agree, no penalty!

The statement concludes by attempting to chastise Newco for their behaviour and its potential consequences, “recent incidents in European football that have compromised the safety of match officials”  They failed to mention incidents in Scottish football last year which led to two prosecutions following a Newco complaint against a referee from a similar ethnic background to Saturday’s VAR.

Newco is like a spoiled child.  Not getting its own way results in a tantrum, where no reaction is off the table.  They are not adults, they will not learn, if anything, they have set a new level of behaviour they are compelled to repeat.  The SFA statement will have no restraining effect.

As always, it is not the nutters around the boardroom table who do the real damage.  They simply inspire the (genuinely) tiny percentage of violent and dangerous individuals, who now feel a reaction is justified.  Newco are Team Trump, this is their January 6 play and we all know it.

This is shameful behaviour from a shameful football club.

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  1. Gene,



    Thanks for the perspective but I agree the sleeves on both sides misses that point.

  2. I think this could be a spectacular own goal by sevco. The SFA exists to aid and and abet sevco in their cheating. The SFA will now find themselves having to defend Collum and the other referees. Sevco have offended their best friends.

  3. garygillespieshamstring on




    Smart thinking has never been one of their strengths at any point in their 12 year history.

  4. Don’t be surprised if we don’t sign any players in this transfer window,I think Rodger’s hinted that this summer could be the time to do some business regarding new players joining the club ,if he is still with Celtic.

  5. Marspapa



    Hillman Avengers had a wee bit of a look of a capri. Nice looking cars actually.



    The Avenger certainly could not have been worse than Capris for going round corners at any speed. Capri handling was shocking. I say that as someone who owned a very old Capri for a wee period of time.



    Never had a cassette layer in mine though. Just Radio 1 and what ever they were playing.

  6. ZIGGYDOC1 @ 12:59 PM,



    Yes, think their predecessors hubris was preferable to juniors petulance.



    We definitely need transparency and oversight of these organisations.



    MARSPAPA @ 5:25 PM,



    The Orange Avenger, definitely got a ring to it:)))



    That would be great for those roads – was in my pal Mk I GTI when he put it in a ditch around there:((



    Yes, nice round here but it’s not a patch on Scotland.



    My favourite driving song back in the day was also the greatest rock n’roll choon of all time, IMUO…









    Hail Hail

  7. BURNLEY 78.



    My friend had a capri he had problems with the back end overtaking him on corners, 🤣



    He resolved it a bit….. Put a couple of 2×2slabs in the boot



    Beautiful cars the capris just a bit pricey for me so settled for my lovely wee Avenger……

  8. Aipple ❤️👍



    Mines was Bright orange, coach lines and chrome and black wheels, the cream vinyl roof made it stand out…..❤️



    Sad day when I traded it in…..



    For a Fiat Strada metallic blue, all the gizmos in/on it.



    Great road hanging and nifty as… Loved that one just as much 😂

  9. When I joined the Dixon’s group I got a Honda Prelude for about 9 months till it’s lease ran out – a bit above my grade as it was an ex director’s car.


    Superb car

  10. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    How much are those guys who play up front for Arsenal supposedly worth?



    Same as the striker for Liverpool. How much did they pay for him?



    What do they earn per week?



    All were absolutely useless.

  11. Prestonpans bhoys on




    He did a Craig Levein and played without a forward even though one was on the bench, the guys a knob….

  12. Gene,



    `Underemployed serviceman ` (10)



    It will be obvious after you tell me but it has me stumped!

  13. bigrailroadblues on

    Good afternoon all from Nassau. Mrs BRRB has spent more than the hun in one day. Penury!!!!

  14. ….and I have also just got `acne` for `Spots one keeping neutral` so the fifth letter is `a` . Well done, Mrs Gene :-))

  15. Marspapa



    As I said my Capri was an old Mk1 3 litre. Great on a straight line. Useless for anything else. Like green with a black roof. Best thing about the car was the girls seemed to like the idea. Hellish insurance and totally impractical but at 21 years old logic was not so important I guess. I remember celebrating winning the league v St Mirren 3-0 the day rangers lost 4-0 at Pittodrie driving around the south side with a tricolour out the window.



    Sold my car for £525 when I got a company Astra Estate Car. Definitely not so good for the girls but it did have a cassette player.






    Honda Prelude’s were very smart posh cars back then. Super cool.



    On the subject of cars I remember driving my pals brothers wee mini 1275cc up to Dundee for the league winning game around that time. 6 of us in the wee mini to see us win the league 3-2. Tommy Burns scored with his right foot. Apparently it had been Roddy McDonalds car previously. God knows how the big guy fitted in it.



    We raced back to Glasgow in time to get into the Joe Paparazzis I think it was. Back then rangers had not won in 4 years. It would be another 4 or 5 before they would win again under Souness. We won 4 Aberdeen 3 and Dundee Utd won 1. It’s incredible that the endured our 9 then that 8 and then our 9 in my lifetime. I do think that was a real low point for them as it wasn’t just us and them being 2nd, it was them being 3rd or 4th or 5th. Of course they did always win the pre season cup…. Signing Craig Paterson or Robert Prytz or Gregor Steven or Ally Dawson or Hugh Burns or such.

  16. Grandson (11 y o) not long back from the Stephen Dobbie Testimonial at Queen of the South – absolutely buzzing after getting a great selfie with Broonie which he went straight to Tesco to turn it into a big print and is now attached to his Broonie signed, framed shirt from the Celtic Superstore.


    Another bonus was getting Charlie Mugrew to sign his Celtic strip which he was wearing at the match.


    In contrast, Kenny Misser approached him and said “ there’s no way I’m signing that” to which he was told”Nobody’s asking you, and nobody’s wanting you” followed by a wee rendition of “Celtic Glasgow, Celtic Glasgow “ by his wee band of friends. The wee sleekit then slithered away, but grandson still on cloud nine.


    BTW – Broonie was an absolute star and Charlie was charming and a good laugh.


    There’s the difference between us and thems!

  17. BURNLEY78



    Driving about the south side reminded me of a time a good few years ago, a Cqnr had moved to a house here in Hamilton and wanted to meet guys, so I suggested I would pick him up and we’d go to the KSC in Blantyre to watch a game.



    Me n my daughter turned up outside his house with the flags and scarves hangoing out the car and the rebs blaring…



    White as a sheet he got in the car, I asked him if he was OK, he’s said yeah.



    My neighbours don’t know I’m a Tim and I was keeping a low profile…… I said, well the bloody well know now 🤣🤣🤣



    If you still look in on these pages C, I hope your doing well.

  18. Burnley,



    Worked in Muscat,Oman,for 3 years.Beautiful,peaceful,friendly place to stay.The Stadium in Muscat,was one of the sites my company ran. Apart from Dubai,best place my company,had me working.Desrved it after doing 10 years in Saudi for them.Jeddah,right enough,so not a burden.Was known as Sin City then.



  19. MARSPAPA @ 7:31 PM,



    Yes, there quite a bit of history around that “hidden” part of the home counties.



    Still, on your trips from Slough to Beaconsfield, you’d unbeknown, pass the Hall Barn Estate.



    Half the land between Beaconsfield and Slough is owned by Lady Burnham, as well as half of Beaconsfield Old Town.



    Another large swathe, Burham Beeches is owned by The City of London.



    Quite a bit of old money around there.



    Hail Hail

  20. BRRB at 8:25


    Yep, Kenny Misser showing his true colours.


    BTW , Efe is playing for the queens these days and is an absolute gem when it comes to talking to the young ones. A real character. Always has time for them.

  21. Evening all.



    A wee trio of tunes suitable for a Sunday evening, or maybe not. 🙂



    The last selection has Dave Grohl on drums and the legend John Paul Jones on bass and keyboards.



    Also, the last picks title seems some what appropriate.



    I hope you enjoy.



    Metallica: Enter Sandman





    Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows





    Them Crooked Vultures “Scumbag Blues”





    Nite y’all



    Stay classy.



    Tell your friends, they’ll like it.



    It’s good to be a Tim.







  22. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    I genuinely think of Celtic as a family.



    I genuinely believe we are a club open to all.



    I like to think the Celtic ethos influences me positively and allows me to be tolerant of, and inclusive toward, all Celts – even those I don’t particularly like.



    Regardless of the above, there are a tiny number of ex-players who … on my worst days … I wish had never worn our beloved hoops.



    Kenny Miller is at the top of that list.