Throw your tat in the sea! Cost of that penalty miss


I couldn’t watch.  Instead, I caught up on Ozark.  Later, convinced things were not working out as expected, I called it a night and was brushing my teeth when the first text arrived, “Beautiful”.  Did it mean what I hoped it did?

All the downstairs lights were out but within seconds there was a loud and determined hammering on the front door.  I knew what news that house-shaking noise heralded, someone was here to share a moment.  And what a moment.  What was at stake last night was nothing short of bragging rights for the rest of your life.  The. Rest. Of. Your. Life!

An avalanche of red, white and blue tat was a mouse click away from being launched last night.  An ocean of novelty items, neckties, mugs, watches and so many clothing lines, forever claiming the year 2022, were about to flood online shopping baskets and would forever catch your eye on the streets of Glasgow and towns thousands of miles away.

Throw them all in the sea!  Nobody wants them.

An entire industry was stopped in its tracks when Eintracht Frankfurt completed that most German of achievements and won the penalty shootout in Seville.  Had Newco won, their players would be celebrated for the remainder of their lives – and at their passing.  You would never escape references to this game, it would follow you without end.

In reaching the final, Newco’s achievement, just 10 years after the liquidation of Oldco, was impressive.  Well done to a manager and squad that surely reached a peak even their dads would never have through possible.  To lose 5-4 on penalties, is especially cruel.  Fans who endured so much and have yet to see their team lift a trophy in person (do we count the Petrofac Cup win over Peterhead?), were denied a lifelong affirmative memory.  They know that was their chance, it will never come again.

The cost of Aaron Ramsey’s penalty miss excluding commercial and broadcast revenues?  €4m additional prize money for the winners and a minimum of €5.2m for participating in the Uefa Super Cup game.  Automatic Champions League qualification would bring in revenue, some of which will displace income from group stage games in either the Europa or Conference Leagues, one of which Newco will qualify for.  This will be in the region of €15m to €20m.

If Newco successfully earn one of the two Champions League non-champion group stage places, the damage is limited to €9.2m, if they fail to reach the CL group stage, the cost will be in the €25m – €30m region.  Aaron should have practised more.

Ramsay’s penalty also saved Celtic from having to share (for the time being) Scotland’s CL TV pool money – so a budget spreadsheet at Celtic Park received an extra £3m last night.  Which is nice.

The £100m losses gambled on getting a Champions League breakthrough almost paid off last night.  But it didn’t, which is how gambling works!

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    Sadly, too true.



    But he’s still an environmental terrorist.

  2. I had a particularly testing time at work today.


    As a time-served stank-lifter I had 2 beezers the day that just would not budge……….Middle of busy roads as well.



    But ,with each abortive stank lift….me and my close cadre of apprentice Bhoy lifters would just pause and reflect on last night’s entertainment and pish ourselves laughing with an intensity not seen since, Manchester , Annan or indeed Alloa…………….



    Thank-you Teddies…..



    oh and..”Orville”.Lundstrums voice???????????????????????????????? I had expected some nordic basso profundo…………….but got some helium manc instead………………cue more guffaws!




  3. JHB on 19TH MAY 2022 9:06 PM


    Respecting Your Enemy Requires Courage:







    Courage is what takes to stand up and speak against the odds. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen when the situation demands.







    Respect is not to be confused with admiration.






    aye well sit down

  4. Not quite getting the TFOD2.1 luv tonight.


    They had a chance in the Jan window and blew it.


    They went for headlines / bragging rights rather than on-field improvement.


    KB and his greatest since Gazza comments was just working to a script.


    They wanted to go one better than KF and JNPF — AR is a big name / well known name so that is that sorted.



    The issue with TFOD2.1 is that they seem to have a template for the players they go after — English leagues / good youth pedigree / career stagnating — available and cheap.



    To that they add fans playing in the SPL where they can work with the agent to get them onboard in double quick time no matter their current contract situation.



    They then put them through TFOD2.1 boot camp and the bulk up to a frightening degree and their lungs reach Olympic standards of performance. The next step is indoctrination to get them up to speed with their MIB booster club and what they can get away with in the SPL where before it would be a foul against anywhere else.



    This season there were extra lessons on EuL matches as the MIB booster club has gone international.



    Consequently until the MIB dimension is removed they will be able to put a credible team on the park using limited resources — when they are skint they have been efficient in recruitment but the actions of Jan would suggest that when they have access to funds they are as profligate as they always have been.



    However what they do lack is class and that is where we have the biggest advantage. We will try and develop / accommodate class where they would just put them in the gym and offer them an exotic diet.



    The Netherlands is a fertile hunting ground for affordable talent but anyone with a desire to be a footballer rather than an athlete is going to ask questions about what they can offer career wise.



    The problem for TFOD2.1 in Europe is that were an unknown quantity and now people are getting used to them — next season people will be asking more questions about who the MIB is going to be and who will be looking after VAR.



    It should be noted that this season they failed against the two teams that were as desperate as they were — Malmo and to an extent EF.



    Consequently TFOD2.1 are worth a watching but they need us more than we need them.


    Please pass this on to our boardroom.

  5. glendalystonsils on

    Embdy know when the Daily Rekkurd 48 page , full colour , speshul edishun , celebrashun , ‘journey’ blockbuster’s comin’ oot……….?



    Whit!? widdye mean recycling plant!?

  6. Most scum giving out the old” We lost,but so,so proud of our team.They done us proud”


    Massive exodus after the Eintracht 5 the penalty,and a handful left to watch them get their medals.



    So,so,pwoud,so ah wis.

  7. “Respecting Your Enemy Requires Courage:




    Courage is what takes to stand up and speak against the odds. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen when the situation demands.




    Respect is not to be confused with admiration.





    Cowards can respect their enemy. Anyone, fearful or brave can both sit and listen, regardless of situation.



    You cannot make words mean what you want them to mean when they already have standard definitions.



    Your statements are nonsense dressed as aphorism.

  8. All the “so proud of our team” pish. Translates to ” we phuckin blew it”.



    The Huns under wee Gio had a 2 legged gameplan that becomes fecked when you play a one of knockout game. Bore teams to death away from home and get them back to the bigot dome, fill it with 50 thousand drink and drug infused bigoted mut-huns and job done.


    In a one off game like the final that plan is oot the windy and they were bereft of ideas.


    When zombie tears dry up they will realise that GVB has blew a league they won last year by 25 points and he took over they were 7 points clear, slippy started the european run and gave GVB the blue print for said euro plan, he blew the final as he is tactically shoite. Even if they win the SC the walking dead will turn on him it’s already started to dawn on them after subbing Sakala for Ramsey.



    Sit back and enjoy bhoys.






    Oh and any lurking Huns GIRFUY



    D :)

  9. Sevco from 2012



    1 SPL League title


    1 Petrofac Cup


    1 European final



    Cost £100,000,000


    Or £27,000 every single day of their existence…every single day

  10. Evening all.



    I never watched last nights game, ma telly doesn’t play them. However on BT Sport 2 is showing a re-run.


    Not going to watch it all, might tune in for the last half hour or so. 🙂




  11. the long wait is over on




    I’d just watch the penalties.



    The rest is , as Ian McCall would say, dug meat.

  12. Watching Port Vale v Swindon. Quite enjoying it.



    Extra time looks like going to penalty’s.



    D :)

  13. ” Haw! Sleekits…..Shut yer Trapp….!




  14. I watched yer man Downie on Sly last nicht……………………….totally gutted, totally in the FanZone …not a hint of reportage, just fandom sadness……..(dick)…………..he did however mention they were “Liquidated “but also stated they wur “sent down the Leagues” – guff journey pish.