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Weak, shoddy and inconsistent. The SFA is back on form

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Since the beginning of (football) time, the only persistent complaint against officialdom is the lack of consistency.  If the precedent is set, as when Alfredo Morelos grabbed the genitals of Ryan Christie last season and nothing was done about it, then Christie is encouraged to think that behaviour is acceptable (I disagree).

The rules have not changed since last season, when Morelos action was not judged an offence, but how the SFA Judicial Panel interprets the rule is completely different for Christie and Morelos.  We have a clear case of officials condoning a behaviour of Morelos on Christie, only to impose a retrospective ban on Christie for the same misdemeanour.

The seeds of this issue were sown last season, when Morelos was ordered off an unprecedented five times.  The Panel, faced with his incessant offending, succumbed to pressure, forgave one red card on appeal and declined to take action for the offence on Christie.

As though to compound the matter, the same Panel have failed to react to Morelos throat-slitting gesture towards Celtic fans.  Like everything else in disciplinary matters, this looks like a precedent, which I doubt.  Any other player acting like this will be severely punished.  Neil Lennon would be banned from the game for life if he behaved like this.

The world game has always been plagued by inconsistencies in refereeing decisions, which are made on the spot and (in Scotland) without video review.  There can be no legitimate reason for the SFA Judicial Panel to approve an action by Morelos on Christie and subsequently ban Christie for the same action.

That they are apparently happy to condone throat-slitting gestures in our game is unacceptable.  This panel is not fit to administer discipline in our game and if the SFA think otherwise, the Association itself is not fit for purpose.

We cannot acquiesce to live in a Trump world, where shouty statements regurgitated by friends in the media are given any substance.  It is no wonder we want out of Scottish football.

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  1. Man City just scored a Christie-esque cracker

     

     

    I think Ryan needed a rest anyway (terrible in last 2 hun games and poor penno attempt; plus ran away from Kent for his goal)

     

     

    Rogic, Ntcham get a chance and I bet we win all games in Jan/Feb. on paper, so should the Huns but let’s see how they deal with a bit of complacency

     

     

    Off to Dubai with work w/c 27 Jan. Are Celtic gone by then?

  2. Setting The Bears Free Resolution 12 & Love To Wee Oscar Knox

     

     

    Well lets hope they can break Glasgow City’s Dominance

  3. & Broony is right the SFA’s decision to ban Ryan Christie is not only

     

    laughable but also ridiculous as well.

  4. As a youngster in the late 70s and 80s I could never understand why anyone would chose to go to the terracing behind the goals – felt like you were miles away. I loved to get as close to the middle of the jungle, down near the front. You were nearly on the park.

  5. So according to the SFA it’s alright for the wee diving around & cheating

     

    Morelos to stamp on Celtic players feet & try to stick the back of ones

     

    head into Celtic players faces & stamp on their balls & kick out with no

     

    action been taken along with making slit throat jestures as well however

     

    it’s not acceptable for a Celtic player to try & turn around with his one

     

    hand in a low position near one opposition players nuts aye right the

     

    SFA Review Panal are a cheating disgrace & certainly not fit for purpose

  6. prestonpans bhoys on

    Denia

     

     

    I moved from jungle to Rangers end to wind up the opposition fans😱

     

     

    Manchester derby embarrassing one sided if anyone watching

  7. The Celtic Star Website is not working properly specifically their

     

    Registration Window where one can’t even register or even leave

     

    them a message as regards to said problem what’s happening

     

    there

  8. Yeah Man Utd are up against it, against a Club who is been banked

     

    rolled by the Arabs yeah the real Arabs no Dundee Utd Fans

  9. DENIABHOY on 7TH JANUARY 2020 8:41 PM

     

    As a youngster in the late 70s and 80s I could never understand why anyone would chose to go to the terracing behind the goals – felt like you were miles away. I loved to get as close to the middle of the jungle, down near the front. You were nearly on the park.

     

     

    I know Deniabhoy & you would hear & sometimes see the Macaroon Sales Man

     

    a wee bit of a journey trying to get to the pee wall plenty of excuse me & sometimes

     

    having to avoid flying objects as well

  10. AKB , BJB

     

     

    Bummer , was hoping to catch them, should have checked the website

     

     

    Bankie

     

    😎

  11. Man U playing Phil Jones

     

     

    Massive squads in England but they need to rest players in cups? Weird

  12. Right I’m offski/jackanoski time for some scan & chill out Man.

     

    Remember folks & fellow Timaloys their will always be a Celtic FC

     

    A Club that we all love & cherish go on the Hoops they will never

     

    walk alone that’s for sure & coybig all yeah laters

  13. celticbible

     

     

     

    @celticbible

     

    11h11 hours ago

     

    More

     

    Scott Sinclair:

     

     

    167 Games

     

    121 Starts

     

    62 Goals

     

    36 Assists

     

     

    10 Major Trophies

     

     

    Celtic Supporters’ Player of the Year

     

     

    Celtic Players’ Player of the Year

     

     

    PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year

     

     

    SFWA Footballer of the Year

     

     

    PFA Scotland Team of the Year

  14. prestonpans bhoys on

    Akbw1888

     

     

    Remember those canned objects only carried weight cause they were full of piss, no self respecting fan would throw one full of beer😵😱

  15. GENE on 7TH JANUARY 2020 8:57 PM

     

    Akbw1888

     

    Port vale restricted them to 4

     

     

    Yeah but they still won point being they have financial

     

    clout that’s the point & when you have loads of money

     

    @ ones disposal then its a big help its only a matter of

     

    time before they win the Champions League that’s for

     

    sure perhaps this year I also think Liverpool will win the

     

    EFL this Season & considering it was 20 years since they

     

    last won it (1990) then no one can deny them that it’s

     

    there turn.

  16. PRESTONPANS BHOYS on 7TH JANUARY 2020 9:10 PM

     

    Akbw1888

     

    Remember those canned objects only carried weight cause they were full of piss, no self respecting fan would throw one full of beer😵😱

     

     

    Aye right cause booze was cheap back then so it would not have made any difference if it

     

    was full of piss or booze it was no joke if it pelted ones napper

  17. SAINT STIVS on 7TH JANUARY 2020 9:05 PM

     

    celticbible

     

    @celticbible

     

    11h11 hours ago

     

    More

     

    Scott Sinclair:

     

    167 Games

     

    121 Starts

     

    62 Goals

     

    36 Assists

     

    10 Major Trophies

     

    Celtic Supporters’ Player of the Year

     

    Celtic Players’ Player of the Year

     

    PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year

     

     

    Yeah Scott Sinclair that’s if he signs for

     

    Preston North End will certainly have fond memories

     

    of Celtic & will not achieve the same domestic success

     

    rate than what he achieved @ Celtic that’s for sure

  18. The gulf on the pitch between City and United is as wide as the financial gulf between the clubs.

     

    We should learn from this.

     

    We have in excess of £40m in the bank and we are neck and neck with a new club that is struggling from financial crisis to financial crisis.

  19. GENE on 7TH JANUARY 2020 9:16 PM

     

    Akbw1888

     

    It cost Man citeh £1bn to win their 1st EPL

     

     

    that would not surprise Me if you take into consideration

     

    the Transfer fees paid & the Players Wages as well

     

    We will see if they eventually win the Big Ears Cup after

     

    all look @ the amount of money Chelsea spent to

     

    eventually win said trophy

  20. WESTCRAIGS on 7TH JANUARY 2020 9:25 PM

     

    The gulf on the pitch between City and United is as wide as the financial gulf between the clubs.

     

    We should learn from this.

     

    We have in excess of £40m in the bank and we are neck and neck with a new club that is struggling from financial crisis to financial crisis.

     

     

    West Craigs we may well have said amount set aside however we need to box clever

     

    with our over time earned set aside funds fools & money are easly parted with we

     

    need to cut our cloth accordingly & wisely & get rid of dead wood & don’t buy duds

     

    & fuds & surplus to requirement & look for valuable gem stones around the Globe

     

    & tie them down on long contracts so that if we get very lucrative offers which would

     

    be not wise to say no or for whatever reason said future player wants to leave for

     

    example can’t settle down in a foreign Land to them (Scotland) or the weather is

     

    too Cold, or their Family can’t settle down in Scotland then we will not lose out

     

    financially whatever the case may be that’s boxing clever & living within ones means

     

    as regards to running a Football Club that’s competing on an uneven playing field

     

    (Europe) that is also one big financial market as well the way to go as the Americans

     

    would say

  21. AN TEARMANN on 7TH JANUARY 2020 9:41 PM

     

    Dons sign Dylan McGeoch from Sunderland

     

    HH

     

     

    Another ‘Ex’ Celt

     

    Dylan McGeoch was not a bad player however

     

    it remains to be seen if he can make the same

     

    impression as Winger McGinn who has made a

     

    difference to their Team & made them better

     

    with his important goals & assits & is also a

     

    good & useful crosser of the ball

  22. PARKHEADCUMSALFORD on 7TH JANUARY 2020 9:50 PM

     

    I thought Man U were owned by some American billionaires or is that Liverpool (or both)?

     

     

    Yeah Man U & Liverpool may well have American Billionaires Share Holders involved

  23. Man U are said by the English Media mainly Sly TV that they have biggest fan base

     

    around the Globe & the biggest merchandise sales figures as well however success

     

    can take time to achieve & its all down to players acquired training methods &

     

    practise team selections & set ups (plan B’s when things are not going well)

     

    Team tactics & formation & true grit determination over a Season that’s what

     

    helps to make up a good & efficient football Team

  24. !!BADA BING!! on 7TH JANUARY 2020 10:03 PM

     

    Glazer family own MU

     

    That’s correct Bada Bing the Glazier Family do hold the biggest

     

    amount of shares @ Man U

  25. AKBW1888 8.09 ol Celtic park

     

     

    Yeh,brought back a lot of memories,I lived in London for 5 years and used to be literally last man out as I could only manage up bout once a month.

     

    What an incredible job we did with Fergus from 94 onwards.:-)hope your good mate

     

     

    —————————-

     

    Man u and Liverpool’s owners wealth discussed here

     

     

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/the-richest-billionaire-premier-league-owners-2019-8

     

     

    Not short of a Bob or 2!

     

     

    HH

  26. The Glazers were fly bassas in ‘buying’ ManU. Basically used the club as collateral to get the deposit together to ‘buy’ the club.

     

    Fekin pyramid scheme economics.

     

     

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if some venture capitalist vultures tried the same with us. The more so as it’s predicated on a loyal and consistent fan base ….. aka income stream.

     

     

    HH jg

  27. Man Utd are owned by same family who own the Tampa Bay Bucs NFL franchise. They are about making money from their investment and not about winning for the sake of it. Milking the fan base and maximising tv revenues whikstninff CCC eating in the global brand. They bought a fairly mature asset at top dollar whereas Man City are having to create the brand and invest to build it. None of it is about sugar daddies. All will want a return at some point when the brand reaches the right stage of its lifecycle.

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