Quantcast

Stokes to Hibs right for player and Celtic

96

I’m delighted Anthony Stokes has joined Alan Stubbs at Hibs for the remainder of the season. It’s clearly not working out for the striker, still only 27, at Celtic, who has drifted so far out of the picture he’s only just on the team bus.

Despite dropping five points recently away to nearest rivals, Hibs have had a remarkably consistent season and remain in the hunt for the Championship’s automatic promotion place. Adding experience in key areas will help this cause.

And yes, I see all conspiracy theorists trying to ignore that Celtic have, for the second time this season, loaned a player who will help Hibs win promotion, at the cost of others. Liam Henderson and Anthony Stokes went on loan to Hibs because it was right for them and right for Celtic. Not because we’re secretly plotting to get Hibs in the Premiership, despite the proliferation of Celts there.

Click Here for Comments >
Share.

About Author

96 Comments
  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3

  1. the long wait is over on

    Lionroars67

     

     

    I envy them the luxury of having that amount of time on their hands.

     

     

    WastingTimeRightNowOnHereCSC

  2. Goals – all domestic top division clubs in all competitions currently still playing. This season

     

     

    1. Borussia Dortmund 85 / 34

     

    2. Barcelona 83 / 30

     

    3. MŠK Žilina 79 / 35

     

    4. Shakhtar Donetsk 77 / 27

     

    5. Celtic 77 / 35

     

    6. FC Basel 75 / 33

     

    7. Real Madrid 74 / 22

     

    8. Bayern Munich 73 / 14

     

    9. The New Saints 72 / 21

     

    10. Crvena Zvezda 71 / 28

     

    11. Legia Warsaw 71 / 39

     

    12. Linfield 71 / 40

     

    13. FK AS Trenčín 69 / 19

     

    14. PSG 68 / 11

     

    15. Olympiakos 68 / 27

     

    16. Dinamo Zagreb 68 / 38

     

    17. Rapid Vienna 68 / 44

     

    18. Slovan Bratislava 67 / 22

     

    19. PSV Eindhoven 67 / 30

     

    20. Manchester City 67 / 32

  3. Deary me.

     

    I thought the Stranraer smokescreen was bad enough.

     

    Now it appears that we have ‘people’ e-mailling the court in London accusing the clerk of being a mason?

     

    I wonder who will be blamed for these alleged communications….Im sure Police Scotland will be on the case.

     

    Strange goings on indeed.

     

    Accusations flying about all over the place.

     

     

    HH

  4. THELIONSROAR

     

     

    On the JJ blog then other day

     

     

    The King Legal Juggernaut

     

     

    Our career criminal chairman will be in London next week. His rendezvous at the Chancery division with Liverpool fan, Justice Peter Smith, will not have escaped our honourable judge’s wife, nee Dalgliesh, who is from a Rangers family tradition. I’m sure the law will be upheld; King will walk away and his litigation costs will be paid for by Sports Direct. Justice Smith will then repair to his Docklands apartment as he lifts a malt or two to toast the establishment club. You would expect no less from the son of a British Army officer who served in Malaysia. Justice Smith spent twenty-three years on the poorly paid Northern circuit. The brightest and best in his profession gravitate to the South East where a successful QC who plies his trade in the Chancery Division will typically earn seven figures, which dwarves the salary paid to High Court judges (£144,000) by a factor of seven. Justice Smith came close to a ‘big time’ South East appointment with Addleshaw Goddard in 2007, after five years on the Chancery division bench. However, after protracted negotiations, his ambitious were thwarted. This left a bitter taste in his mouth and when a trustee of Addlesshaw Goddard appeared before him, his judgments were deemed to be ‘intemperate and somewhat extraordinary‘ by The Court of Appeal.

     

     

    In its unanimous judgments of 4 July 2007, Lord Justice Judge said:

     

     

    “It is the conduct of the hearing which underlines that the judge had become too personally involved in the decision he was being asked to make to guarantee the necessary judicial objectivity which would be required in the trustee proceedings. I identify three particular features. First, the witness who supported the application was in effect cross-examined by the judge in something of the style of an advocate instructed to oppose the application. Second, the submission by counsel for the applicant that the judge had given evidence was in the circumstances unsurprising, and the concerns he expressed on this topic were validly made. Finally, the judge impugned the good faith of the application, a conclusion repeated in the strongest terms in his judgment when there is no shred of evidence to suggest some ulterior or improper motive behind the application.In these circumstances it is unfortunate to have to record that, in my judgment, the conduct of the hearing itself demonstrated not only that the application to the judge to recuse himself was rightly made, but that it should have been granted.”

     

     

    On 16 July 2007, it was announced in a press release from the Judicial Communications Office that the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, had referred the judge’s behaviour in the case to the independent Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC). Frances Gibb embarked on speculation as to whether the judge should stay in office in The Times on 18 July and Joshua Rozenberg of The Daily Telegraph returned to the point on 19 July.

     

     

    On 18 April 2008 it was announced in the following terms that the OJC had found that misconduct had been established against the judge:

     

     

    “Following investigation under the Judicial Discipline Regulations 2006, the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice have carefully considered the Court of Appeal’s comments on the conduct of Mr Justice Peter Smith in the case of Howell and others v Lees-Millais and others and have concluded that the conduct in question amounted to misconduct.”

     

     

    As a result, the Lord Chief Justice issued the following reprimand to the judge:

     

     

    “I consider that a firm line has now been drawn under this matter. Both I and the Lord Chancellor value the services of Mr Justice Peter Smith and he has my full confidence.” This in legal circles is known as damning someone with faint praise. Mr Smith is an outsider in the refined world of the inner and mid temples. As is always the case when elevated to The Queen’s Bench, he was awarded a knighthood. He has access to the temples, but he is not a member of the inner circle. He should have become a freemason, a fact he acknowledged during the hearing in December. He regrets that he was not nominated to the brotherhood by his wife’s favourite player, club legend John Greig.

     

     

    The King Legal Juggernaut

     

     

    Our career criminal chairman will be in London next week. His rendezvous at the Chancery division with Liverpool fan, Justice Peter Smith, will not have escaped our honourable judge’s wife, nee Dalgliesh, who is from a Rangers family tradition. I’m sure the law will be upheld; King will walk away and his litigation costs will be paid for by Sports Direct. Justice Smith will then repair to his Docklands apartment as he lifts a malt or two to toast the establishment club. You would expect no less from the son of a British Army officer who served in Malaysia. Justice Smith spent twenty-three years on the poorly paid Northern circuit. The brightest and best in his profession gravitate to the South East where a successful QC who plies his trade in the Chancery Division will typically earn seven figures, which dwarves the salary paid to High Court judges (£144,000) by a factor of seven. Justice Smith came close to a ‘big time’ South East appointment with Addleshaw Goddard in 2007, after five years on the Chancery division bench. However, after protracted negotiations, his ambitious were thwarted. This left a bitter taste in his mouth and when a trustee of Addlesshaw Goddard appeared before him, his judgments were deemed to be ‘intemperate and somewhat extraordinary‘ by The Court of Appeal.

     

     

    In its unanimous judgments of 4 July 2007, Lord Justice Judge said:

     

     

    “It is the conduct of the hearing which underlines that the judge had become too personally involved in the decision he was being asked to make to guarantee the necessary judicial objectivity which would be required in the trustee proceedings. I identify three particular features. First, the witness who supported the application was in effect cross-examined by the judge in something of the style of an advocate instructed to oppose the application. Second, the submission by counsel for the applicant that the judge had given evidence was in the circumstances unsurprising, and the concerns he expressed on this topic were validly made. Finally, the judge impugned the good faith of the application, a conclusion repeated in the strongest terms in his judgment when there is no shred of evidence to suggest some ulterior or improper motive behind the application.In these circumstances it is unfortunate to have to record that, in my judgment, the conduct of the hearing itself demonstrated not only that the application to the judge to recuse himself was rightly made, but that it should have been granted.”

     

     

    On 16 July 2007, it was announced in a press release from the Judicial Communications Office that the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, had referred the judge’s behaviour in the case to the independent Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC). Frances Gibb embarked on speculation as to whether the judge should stay in office in The Times on 18 July and Joshua Rozenberg of The Daily Telegraph returned to the point on 19 July.

     

     

    On 18 April 2008 it was announced in the following terms that the OJC had found that misconduct had been established against the judge:

     

     

    “Following investigation under the Judicial Discipline Regulations 2006, the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice have carefully considered the Court of Appeal’s comments on the conduct of Mr Justice Peter Smith in the case of Howell and others v Lees-Millais and others and have concluded that the conduct in question amounted to misconduct.”

     

     

    As a result, the Lord Chief Justice issued the following reprimand to the judge:

     

     

    “I consider that a firm line has now been drawn under this matter. Both I and the Lord Chancellor value the services of Mr Justice Peter Smith and he has my full confidence.” This in legal circles is known as damning someone with faint praise. Mr Smith is an outsider in the refined world of the inner and mid temples. As is always the case when elevated to The Queen’s Bench, he was awarded a knighthood. He has access to the temples, but he is not a member of the inner circle. He should have become a freemason, a fact he acknowledged during the hearing in December. He regrets that he was not nominated to the brotherhood by his wife’s favourite player, club legend John Greig.

  5. LIONROARS67 on 19TH JANUARY 2016 11:44 AM

     

    A fair question

     

     

     

    OnlyAnExcuse ‏@OnlyAnExcuse

     

     

    Seriously, who blogs/emails a clerk about a judge being a Mason and his wife a Rangers fan to the point he’s having to deny it in court?

     

     

    ###

     

     

    Most judges wouldn’t dignify such behaviour with a response.

     

     

    This judge though is different. He’s like a pig in shit with all the attention he’s getting.

     

     

    So, he didn’t have to deny anything in court, he could have done his job ie deal with the legal issues in front of him, without behaving like an attention whore.

  6. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Green Man

     

     

    Would you think it a crime for someone to e mail anyone asking if they are a mason or even accusing them of being one?

     

     

    I doubt it – but in this country it may result in court action

     

     

    Mash has taken a bloody nose and a colly ear recently – does he throw in the towel or come back throwing big left hooks?

     

     

    Time will tell

  7. THE LONG WAIT IS OVER on 19TH JANUARY 2016 11:53 AM

     

    Lionroars67

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I envy them the luxury of having that amount of time on their hands.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WastingTimeRightNowOnHereCSC

     

    Its been a while since i spent a morning on/off blog, recently it as been unpalatable with some gutter posting

  8. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Inter release vidic on a free

     

     

    Maybe sevco will pick him up :)

  9. TBJ

     

     

    I just find it a bit odd…The whole court scenario with the sevconians.

     

    Judges at pains to point out that they are not masons….mmmm

     

    Reports coming from the court….blogs getting blamed for this and that.

     

    Its a circus.

     

    A stage managed circus.

     

    The whole thing stinks like rotting fish.

     

    And it would not take much research, to uncover the reality of the court system and how it operates.

     

    Ive noted what the hun blogger JJ has been saying…..its just been posted.

     

    If that is not grounds for concern…I dont know what is,

     

    Fun and Games galore yet to come.

     

     

    HH

  10. O.G.Rafferty on 19th January 2016 11:58 am

     

     

    Thanks, i had already read JJ’s blog

     

     

    However this short extract seemed to me to render all the rest of his blog pointless

     

     

    I’m sure the law will be upheld;

  11. In his career at Celtic, in the league he’s scored a goal for every 95 minutes he’s been on the pitch.

     

     

    38 goals in 55 league appearances.

     

     

    In cups it’s even better 11 appearances – 9 goals. A goal every 80 minutes.

     

     

    Europe not quite so good – 4 in 20. I blame the rest of the team.

  12. A cold (4 degrees ! ) and wet day -way down south ..This time last week it was 20 and sunny..Pesky weather front from Siberia to blame. My plans to watch Love And Mercy for the second time since it arrived last Wednesday ( great ! ) have just been scuppered by the woman from Padova instructing me to find her -Robin Gibb -Robin’s Reign Lp. That done ,I can then find her -Juicy Lucy -Who Do You Love 45 and return it to her 45s box ” where it belongs ! “.

     

     

    Being a cold day , she has decreed that we can have pasta for lunch ( spaghetti con aglio ,olio and peperoncino ) followed by the obligatory artichoke, rocket,orange and black olives salad .

     

     

    Domestic bliss -way down south.

  13. foghorn leghorn on

    New Articles Promised = 1

     

     

    New Articles Delivered = 0

     

     

    I hope someone is working to equalise that discrepancy

  14. There’s no touching them bassas, even the courts are corrupt.

     

     

    Oh well, I suppose the huns were right afterall…no one likes us we don’t care.

     

     

    Make the rules up as they go along…Feckin pig sick of it.

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3