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Glasgow and Edinburgh have four stadiums with a capacity of 50,000 people or more: Murrayfield, Hampden, Celtic Park and Ibrox.  Hampden will be under lease to Uefa at the time of the Scottish Cup Final on 22 May.  This arrangement permits games to take place but prohibits fans from attending.

The Scottish Government (I’m not a fan, but to their credit), would almost certainly permit fans to attend, as their example-setters in London have already indicated they would do the same before that date.  Given this opportunity to have thousands of fans at a showpiece game, if you were in charge of the SFA you would move it from Hampden to Celtic Park, Ibrox, Murrayfield (my preference).  If necessary, you would move it to Cliftonhill to permit “the lifeblood of the game” to be in attendance.

However, you are not in charge of the SFA.  Given a choice between holding the Cup Final with fans at another venue, or holding it at an empty Hampden, the Association decided on the latter option.  These people!

Five Newco players were caught, red handed, breaking restrictions on Valentine’s Day.  They are free to face Celtic on Scottish Cup duty next weekend, nine weeks later.  Thanks to the SFA, suspensions will kick in days later.  Celtic broke zero restrictions in January, but rules were changed on-the-fly by the aforementioned Scottish Government, forcing Celtic to play two games at a critical time of the season without 16 players.

Don’t try to wreck your brain looking for fairness or consistency here, you’re in Scotland, wise up.

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  1. FOURSTONECOPPI on 9TH APRIL 2021 11:11 AM and squire danaher on 9th April 2021 11:29 am

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I hate admitting it but I’m on the same page, season ticket holder since the early 80’s but this season and the ongoing downsizing and expectation management has broken me. I think the correct changes in structure could win me back but I don’t believe for one second that the board really cares as long as the sweety wrapper crowd turn up and keep quiet every week.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    One thing I can guarantee is that if I do get a ticket this year it will inevitably be after the season has started. They will only make changes when they see a poor take up on tickets.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I have friends and family amounting to about 20 season tickets, so far I don’t know anyone who is planning to renew when the letters arrive, some will later no doubt, but I hope the initial poor uptake will frighten the life out of them.

  2. “I’m not a fan, but to their credit”

     

     

    What on earth does that mean? Your ongoing crusade to hide behind the Scottish government whilst remaining quiet on anything regarding the shambles of our club is now embarrassing.

     

     

    No comment on JK having to make comments at all on the hun/sfa fiasco? Do we have a press dept?

  3. lets all do the huddle on

    why are bbc news currently playing god save the queen?

     

     

    its not her thats died

  4. lets all do the huddle on

    Don’t try to wreck your brain looking for fairness or consistency here, you’re in Scotland, wise up.

     

     

     

    nor will i wreck my brain looking for you to show some spine when it comes to commenting on the running of our club

  5. Phil the Greek – the media will tell us he was sometimes “controversial” ( i.e. a racist).

  6. Good to see John Kennedy calling out the Sevco Football Association. Why is the Board silent? For example that useless Chairman.

  7. lets all do the huddle on

    in unrelated news

     

     

    horsey tip

     

     

    5.15 Aintree

     

     

    The Widdow Maker

     

     

    won its last 2 races

     

     

    great chance

  8. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    We brought them back for the money. We knew what we were getting ourselves into and decided it was worth it.

  9. lets all do the huddle on

    better get an extra days holiday for the funeral and it better be once the pubs are open

  10. SFTB

     

     

    MARKIEBHOY on 9TH APRIL 2021 12:22 PM

     

    Ah well we can score him off the list for the

     

     

    next manager.

     

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    You should always read back!

  11. lets all do the huddle on

    was GTSQ an 80s tunes?

     

     

    its been on Heart 80s twice in the last 20 minutes

  12. quadrophenian on

    Who’d win a fight between a racker and a wrecker?

     

     

    But here’s the unstated issue behind the last para Paul… when you go into ‘business’ with a parcel of rogues, you’ve legitimised their shenanigans and, esp if they have something compromising on you (signature/recording/endorsement/side letter whatever) they’re emboldened by your complicity: They can then push on with bolder stunts and schemes (like totally subverting the rules and regulators of ra gemme). Zat why our club Guvnors never call out the most egregious cheating and manipulation?

     

     

    Half of nothing – but one fifth of an agreementFC

  13. lets all do the huddle on

    so the huns anti racism socIal media boycott has been broken so they can tweet about a racist?

     

     

    couldnt make it up

  14. !!Bada Bing!! on

    LETS ALL DO THE HUDDLE on 9TH APRIL 2021 12:35 PM

     

    was GTSQ an 80s tunes?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    its been on Heart 80s twice in the last 20 minutes

     

     

    Sex Pistols 1977 I’m sure…..

  15. lets all do the huddle on

    Sex Pistols 1977 I’m sure…..

     

     

     

    if only it was that version they played 😄

     

     

    unfortunately it was a national anthem version

  16. !!BADA BING!! on 9TH APRIL 2021 10:04 AM

     

    Do not read anything on Sky and any other Bookie closing their market on our manager. Sky removed their market two days ago. Their market was most probably as a result of them having taken bets on JK. Bookies will pay out on a temporary manager that is in charge for 10 games. JK has been in charge for four. With the cup game against them and five league games to come that will be ten. Anyone that backed JK on they markets will be paid out. Unless of course the new manager takes over before the end of the season. From what I hear the new manager will not be appointed anytime soon.

     

    Interestingly, Betfair (Sportsbook) did remove the next manager over a week ago, presumably because of the 10 game in charge condition. However, last week they introduced a new market, Celtic Manager at the start of Season 2021/2022.

     

    As I said above the new manager will not be announced anytime soon.

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

    Hail Hail

  17. squire danaher on

    QUADROPHENIAN on 9TH APRIL 2021 12:36 PM

     

     

    I stand to be corrected but I believe we are not one-fifth of any agreement.

     

     

    The 5WA is between

     

     

    Old Club

     

    Sevco

     

    SFA

     

    SFL (as was)

     

    SPL (as was, and of which we were no more or less a part than the other 10/11 members)

     

     

    As is usually the case, we’re on the outside looking in. Or up the back of the bus.

  18. Paul67

     

    You know we’ve had plenty opportunity since 2012 to put an end to the SFA cabal ,- we reap what we sow

  19. quadrophenian on

    SQUIRE – happy to be pulled up on such specifics.

     

    Would it have got signed without our elders complicity and silent acceptance?

     

    Were we part of the solution, or the problem.

     

    HH

  20. I’m no lover of the monarchy but my condolences go out to his family.

     

     

    RIP Prince Philip

  21. If we’re serious we should withdraw from the Cup – if nothing else it will shine a light on their cheating

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