Uefa need champions to be nominated


You and I have known for a while that the chances of football resuming to allow domestic and European seasons to conclude by the end of June are zero.  Uefa almost certainly knew this too before their videoconference meeting with the national associations last week, but they agreed to setup a working party to explore all options before issuing a decision.

As the virus spread, what was unthinkable only a few days earlier becomes the accepted norm.  By the time the working party reports, almost everyone in Europe will know football across the continent will be in lockdown until at least August.  Before then, transcontinental travel will be irresponsibly dangerous, so there is no chance of staging Champions and Europa Leagues finals in June.  These outstanding games, like the three remaining Scottish Cup ties, can take place anytime, even after the start of next season.

As we discussed two weeks ago, and today’s Daily Record reported “a source close to the discussions”, leagues and associations across Europe have asked Uefa to issue clear guidelines on what to do with their domestic competitions.  Whatever happens, many will be unhappy across Europe, but if Uefa guidelines are followed, outcomes will be transparent and free of interference.

What football needs now is money and the biggest pot available to much of the continent is from Uefa competition.  Heaven and earth will be moved to ensure the Champions and Europa Leagues will take place next season, ensuring TV and sponsorship income flows as usual.

For this to happen, Uefa will need champions to be nominated.  It is not how we wanted nine-in-a-row, but we all have more to worry about that football glory right now.

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  1. This place is a go to place for me again.


    great to see so many familiar posters on.



  2. Though the Football is gone,


    We still carry on,


    coz our spirit is bruised never broken,


    We’ll not forget & our eyes are set


    On tomorrow & Celtic once again.


    For what’s won is won


    & we have not lost one &


    our spirit will go on forever.


    We will wait & pray for the next trophy day,


    For the Club that we love so well.

  3. If Charlie’s condition worsens no doubt a complete ICU and staff will be despatched unless he demands to go in to an NHS hospital.

  4. I am aware that in a recent deal all private hospitals in England will now be working for the NHS



    Is this the same in Scotland ?




  5. Glasgowbhoy



    That`s OK……I am neither hot nor smoked ( but I am from Glasgow ) !

  6. If many others are adopting similar coping strategies to mine, the first sunny day is going to be wildly reflected in many sparkling windows.

  7. glendalystonsils on




    What does it matter , I am neither Glen Daly or his tonsils. In fact I don’t even have my own tonsils , they were whipped out in Glasgow Royal in 1962!



    Wotsinsname CSC

  8. Warning


    If you receive an email titled ding dong do not open. It is jehovahs witnesses working from home😊

  9. Right, that`s me `tii tomorrow. CQN has taken on an increased social role in these strange times. Thanks to all those who are continuing to allow interaction. The sad events in the lives of Canamalar and Kikinthenakas show just how helpful a site such as this can be.For the moment, it is not just a Celtic site and it would be even better if even more continued to contribute even in the absence of out team playing games. Three `even`s`? That`s odd .


    Cheerio for now.

  10. South Of Tunis on

    Covid19 -Italy @6pm 25 3 20






    683 people died in the 24 hr period from 6pm yesterday to 6pm today

  11. Hot Smoked on 25th March 2020 4:32 pm


    Glasgowbhoy ( A million of us could have chosen that neame ! Well done on being the one who did !!)




    here`s Farage:











    Is that genuine though?



    I can’t see it on his twitter feed (bits of which are almost sensible).

  12. SOT Once more heart breaking figures. What about new cases are they continuing to decrease. In other words do they reckon the disease has peaked, or is it still too early to say.

  13. I wrote this yesterday. I am posting it today because of the tragic events in the lives of our two brothers and for all the other members of this Family across the world.



    This place was where the concept of Celtic as a Family first started to hit home to me.



    I keep the faith with this place because of that. It is a special site, with special people on it.




  14. South Of Tunis on




    4th consecutive drop in the number of new cases…Epidemiologists cautiously content.

  15. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Farage is , of course , perfectly correct .


    In this time of peril , lest any of you be influenced in the slightest way by the man described as ” Dictator General ” by the editor in chief of Lancet ………


    ………………take off the PC specs and observe the facts .




    Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador controversy


    Despite all the prevailing evidence, On 18 October 2017, Tedros Adhanom announced that he had chosen President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to serve as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases for Africa[62] He said Zimbabwe was “a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to all”. Mugabe’s appointment was severely criticised, with WHO member states and international organisations saying that Zimbabwe’s healthcare system had in fact gone backwards under his regime, as well as pointing out Mugabe’s many human rights abuses. It was also noted that Mugabe himself does not use his own country’s health system, instead travelling to Singapore for treatment.[63][64] Observers said Tedros was returning a campaign favour. Mugabe was chair of the African Union when Tedros was endorsed as a sole African Union candidate in a murky process that didn’t consider qualified alternatives like Michel Sidibé of Mali and Awa Marie Coll-Seck of Senegal.[65] His judgement was widely questioned on social media. The editor-in-chief of Lancet, the prominent medical journal called Tedros “Dictator-General”.[66] After a widespread condemnation, on 22 October 2017 Tedros Adhanom rescinded Mugabe’s goodwill ambassador role.[67][68]



    Course , observing and relaying the facts is quasi racist .



    ” The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is among the world’s oldest, most prestigious, and best known general medical journals.”

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