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You live in a land where “Accies against the Act” is a prohibited phrase

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You will not need me to remind you of an SNP government minister’s desire to “equalise” political chanting in status with criminal acts was one of, if not the primary, motivation for the Offensive Behaviour at Football’ Act.

The Act has been justified at every turn by an insistence that it exists to keep sectarianism and hate away from football games, despite sectarianism and hate chanting being well covered by existing legislation. Yesterday, this presumably shield against hate crime, was used against Hamilton Accies and Celtic fans, holding banners proclaiming “Repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act”. Among other prohibited banner slogans were “Fans not criminals” and “Supporting your team is not a crime”.

I have been appalled at this Act, from the early concepts of the Bill, to its ineffective passage through courts, to this highly Offensive manner it trampled on the Human Rights of Celtic and Hamilton fans to silence political dissent.

You are living in a land where “Accies against the Act” is a prohibited phrase, where both sets of fans, acting in unison, offending no one apart from those in power, are hassled by the police.

Thanks to everyone who donated to my Celtic Foundation fundraising page (still open) for yesterday’s Great Scottish Run, it is enormously appreciated. Well done to the thousands who lined the streets offering support, and on occasion, peeled oranges. Society, a concept we were told was dead in the 80s, is alive and well in Glasgow.

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  1. QUONNO on 5TH OCTOBER 2015 9:13 PM

     

     

    As I posted before.

     

     

    Will BBC continue its second division coverage next year?

     

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    If they don’t will ye no be watchin’…. ? ;-)))

  2. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    Sevco had 45,000 at there game on Saturday (?). The BBC ( and I agree their performance re Celtic is terrible) can justify putting their games on Sportscene.

     

     

    JJ

  3. garygillespieshamstring on

    STV news carried a story about a man in Kirkaldy who was being tried for living off the earnings of prostitution.

     

     

    Evidence given in court described how he was seen “picking up a woman at a park and ride station”.

     

     

    Always wondered why there were so many cars in them.

  4. Natknow

     

    They could also show the 1968 league cup tie.Celtic vs Hamilton score 10-0,Chalmers 5 Lennox-5,Joe McBride comeback game after his injury that deprived him of European Glory.A relative of mine played for Hamilton that night ,but best not to remind him,good Tim.

  5. Hi Paul67,

     

     

    We will have to agree to disagree on this…

     

     

    In the land that I live, I reckon that that would be totally acceptable (unless they knew auld skool Scottish rhyming slang, where they maybe a wee misunderstanding)

     

     

    But then again I live in the English Free State;-)

     

     

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    THE EXILED TIM @ 8:57 PM,

     

     

    “Remember when the club had the sfa on the ropes so to speak, just after the dougie, dougie thing, and we did, Dr John told them ” Those days are gone ” and I believe he really meant it, he mentioned the ” Dossier ” Paul even mentioned the Dossier.”

     

     

    You know TET, I remember that, I also remember the nonsense that he had to endure from those Outwith Celtic and of course many Celtic supporters.

     

     

    The thing that stands out for me and that most seem to forget was the campaign to bhoycott the match away @ Killie.

     

     

    Now, Celtic could not give tacit approval for that, in SFA, UEFA, FIFA circles it would have been totally unacceptable.

     

     

    But they did make it unofficially known that they were behind the bhoycott and they took the fixture out of the official sites Celticfc.net fixture list.

     

     

    As it happens they seemed to reach some sort of agreement and the fixture went back on.

     

     

    So

     

     

    What was agreed? Well maybe Auldheid would have an in on that one.

     

     

    But we had a great Tim Bruiser in our corner in Doctor John, he got a few deals done of that I’m sure.

     

     

    The thing is, why did he take so much crap from the Celtic support.

     

     

    Who did they want? The kind of Chairman we have now, apologies for any disrespect for Mr Bankier, but I’m ignorant, without a web search and multiple phone calls I’d be at a loss to know why he’s held in high regard and Dr John was molicated.

     

     

    Hail Hail

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    OldTim..

     

     

    My Apologies for Not getting to the BV Last Thursday..

     

     

    A Week of Travelling finally caught up with Me..l Never even seen the Match..

     

     

    I’m here another 3 Weeks so will try and sort something out..

     

     

    Apologies Again..

     

     

    001

  7. What is the Stars on

    Exiled

     

    You have been saying that for a while now

     

    ” When ronny has his team” when ronny gets his players etc. .

     

    And now you add ” even then it won’t be his team ffs”

     

    What exactly is the point.

     

    Ronny is not a good manager. Give him the Barcelona team for 6 months and see what he does, of course he would have to get them fit, improve their diet, drop the best players and get them playing fast attacking football

  8. Summa of Sammi.

     

     

    You should try and go to the hootinannie on Saturday,Good day for a bevvy,I may go, but I’ll be in the Blane Valley first then may head along for a meet up with the Bhoys.

  9. CHAIRBHOY

     

    I think the bombing of Iraq could have held sway :-)

     

    The way I saw it was his past deeds couldn’t be undone, bad as they were, his association with the club was tainted whatever, so imo, rightly or wrongly, I would have let him loose on them, he mentioned the back of the bus, strong stuff from a chairman, and he didn’t seem the sort that could be intimidated, but he was silenced.

     

    I will ask Auldheid about the Killie boycott, I do remember it, but it’s not clear in the old grey matter.

     

    As for Bankier, the less said the better.

     

    HH

  10. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    001 Bhoy

     

     

    I’ll be in BV with Oldtim so 2 reasons to give it a miss again ⚽️⚽️

  11. Stars

     

    Cos I do believe that he is attempting to revamp the scouting system, and he is trying to bring in the best that is available in scotland, and if shift key is one of his picks, he has failed miserably imo, the others I am delighted with.

     

    But I fear that the money spent on the scouting dept needs to be justified, and picks that are not his will still stream in.

     

    So he may never have his team on the pitch.

     

    As for him coaching Barca, who knows, the players at Barca are a few cuts above, it would be hard to un coach what they have.

     

    HH

  12. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    ****Last Man Standing 5 -week 1 results****

     

     

    Good Evenings folks

     

     

    A big thank you to the 74 brave and kind souls who entered Last Man Standing 5, supporting Shay McGinlay

     

     

    This means that the initial prize pot will be £370 and will rise based on any buy ins between week 1 to 3. We estimate that the final prizepot will hit the £400 mark!

     

     

    A minimum of the same amount will also be donated to Shay, so a big thank you to you all.

     

     

    Still a wee bit of cash to collect, so you should have received a polite chaser under separate email.

     

     

    Prize money will be finalised after all cash is in and buy ins are finished,.

     

     

    We are also delighted to re-introduce the Joker round at week 4, thanks to a donation from an anon CQNer, meaning 5 CQNers that crash out in week 4 will be reinstated ( The winner of LMS4 was reinstated under the joker rule) If more than 5 crash out in week 4 lots will be drawn to select the 5; if less than 5 crash out, then the remaining jokers will be carried forward until used.

     

     

    On to the results of week 1

     

     

    Out of the 74 entrants, only 33 survived

     

     

    Billy Starks Telescopic Heid Manchester City

     

    TheCelt45 Manchester City

     

    Larssonse7en Manchester City

     

    Thoms Sellick Manchester City

     

    Celtic Rose Manchester City

     

    Danny Mac Manchester City

     

    Colour Blind Bhoy Dundee

     

    stpatricksbhoy Manchester City

     

    DougC Manchester City

     

    Celtic Soul Brother St Johnstone

     

    Penfold Manchester City

     

    delaneys dunky Dundee

     

    Smashing Milk Bottles Manchester City

     

    gerryfaethebrig Celtic

     

    fleagle1888 Manchester City

     

    Jamesgang Manchester City

     

    16 roads Celtic

     

    Doc Celtic

     

    Paddy Turner Manchester City

     

    Lennonspassion Manchester City

     

    Bada Bing Manchester City

     

    Martybhoy59 Manchester City

     

    BMCUW Manchester City

     

    Cowiebhoy Manchester City

     

    leftclicktic Dundee

     

    Cosy Corner Bhoy Manchester City

     

    Paddybhoy1888 Manchester City

     

    Lennonspassion jnr Dundee

     

    Mrs Lennonspassion Manchester City

     

    Blantyre Tim Manchester City

     

    St Stivs Celtic

     

    Setting Free The Bears Celtic

     

    castleboy Manchester City

     

     

    The 41 car crashes were

     

     

    AndyF West Ham

     

    Marspapa Hearts

     

    Lionsroar67 Hearts

     

    Timabhouy Hearts

     

    Sponsored by Cheetah West Ham

     

    Hamiltontim Aberdeen

     

    CW-CUFC West Ham

     

    Winning Captains Hearts

     

    The Token Tim West Ham

     

    deccyrollercoaster Aberdeen

     

    EddieinKirkmichael Hearts

     

    Angelgabriel Hearts

     

    Gearoid1998 Aberdeen

     

    Zico Maltese Buoy Aberdeen

     

    kelvinbhoy Aberdeen

     

    jamabhoy West Ham

     

    Janice67 West Ham

     

    Jungle Jim Hot Smoked Aberdeen

     

    Jobo Baldie Aberdeen

     

    GreenLion2 Aberdeen

     

    The Good Ship Celtica West Ham

     

    Bobby Evans Superstar Hearts

     

    GuyFawkesaforeverhero Newcastle

     

    Praecepta Hearts

     

    TravelBhoy Hearts

     

    Mrs CRC Manchester Utd

     

    The Exiled Tim Hearts

     

    Elharto Hearts

     

    josiebee Ross County

     

    Celticrollercoaster Aberdeen

     

    Greenpinata Aberdeen

     

    20 hats Aberdeen

     

    The Black Cat Aberdeen

     

    bognorbhoy Hearts

     

    The Lurker Hearts

     

    GG Hearts

     

    Koln Celt West Ham

     

    dim sam Aberdeen

     

    Murdochaulandhay Norwich

     

    Tomtheleedstim Aberdeen

     

    Catalpa Aberdeen

     

     

    Don’t forget you can buy back your history and re-join us in week 2 by simply sending us an email and indeed ten of your hard earned gold nuggets.

     

     

    Surely you cannot give up so early with such a big prizepot at stake!

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC and Jobo

     

    cqnlastmanstanding@gmail.com

     

     

    ps thanks to all those that have bought back in already

  13. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    TET, sitting scoffing ma second bottle of Berberana Carta de Plata.

     

     

    Hubba ding, thats a fine fine drop of red juice.

     

     

    Thankyou my friend………..:_)

  14. FANADPATRIOT on 5TH OCTOBER 2015 9:34 PM

     

     

    Natknow

     

     

    They could also show the 1968 league cup tie.Celtic vs Hamilton score 10-0,Chalmers 5 Lennox-5,Joe McBride comeback game after his injury that deprived him of European Glory.A relative of mine played for Hamilton that night ,but best not to remind him,good Tim.

     

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    I’m sure that’ll be on the “Rewind” segment next week. ;-)

     

     

    I mentioned in a previous post that they’d have trouble finding footage of Celtic humping team – they kept deleting the recordings.

     

     

    As Quonno says – switch it aff…..

  15. I think RD was pretty fekked off on Sunday.

     

     

    Crap pitch. Cheating MIBs. Constant carping in the press. Frustrating performance. Unable yet to field his new CB.

     

     

    I think the crowd were also PO’d. All of the above with the added pleasure of Focus filming your every move, even if it’s queuing for a burger.

     

     

    If that timmish collective choose to vent their girfuy sentiments via a roar then fill your magistas my brothers and sisters in Celtic.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

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    OldTim..

     

     

    l Have a Big Night arranged on Friday night But if l Pass My Wee Mams Sobriety Test..on Saturday she will Allow me to Drive so l can Pop in even for Just a Couple..

     

     

    If l Fail Her Sobriety Test l could be Out for a Couple of Days..lol

     

     

    Hmmm

     

     

    BT..

     

     

    Ha Ha..Very Funny..

     

     

    Ps..My night out is in Blantyre..;-)

     

     

    001

  17. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Lennybhoy on 5th October 2015 8:52 pm

     

     

    St John Doyle RIP

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  18. George Osborne giving a speech at Tory conf. being shown on news.

     

    Bloke in audience the spit of G&SL……shoorly he’s no gauny tap the

     

    Chancellor ????

  19. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Cowiebhoy

     

     

    Enjoy the hols with Mrs Cowiebhoy

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  20. I do of course agree with Paul about the act is an abomination.

     

     

    However why don’t Celtic highlight this? Why don’t they back their support to the hilt?

  21. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    LENNYBHOY

     

     

    It was a real pleasure to meet St John Doyle. More so that he and my Dad knew each other of old.

     

     

    It was certainly a shock that he died a mere few days later. He did a lot for a lot of people,and his family can be proud of him

     

     

    R I P

  22. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Art of War, I never saw your post at the time. However, I’ve had some of this and it’s a very fine but not mega expensive blend. I think Haig bottled this in the dimple bottle for the French and german markets in three or four releases. The first was in the early sixties and would be worth about £200 – £300 a bottle. I think the one you have is from about 1975 and is probably about £100.

     

     

    Sorry for the very late reply.

     

     

     

    Now, a wee question for you. If I buy a kodi box will it work in my gaff in spain? I’ve just upgraded my internet system and have around 7Mb download speed.

     

     

    Drink the dram then gimme n honest answer.

     

     

     

    HH bruv

  23. NEGANON2 on 5TH OCTOBER 2015 10:30 PM

     

     

    I do of course agree with Paul about the act is an abomination.

     

     

    However why don’t Celtic highlight this? Why don’t they back their support to the hilt?

     

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    Don’t completely disagree, but why arn’t all the clubs highlighting it? If Celtic do it alone they will be accused of supporting sectarianism. Wrongly of course – but that won’t stop the press and politicians having a field day. They’d lap it up. Nah – it’s not just about Celtic – it affects all club’s fans (as the game against Hamilton showed) and they should all act in unison.

  24. ACGR

     

    Download the Kodi software to your PC or laptop, it’s free and works a treat, then download the add ons for the sports and movies.

     

    Ask Auldheid for the info, he sorted it for me last week.

     

    HH

  25. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    TET…………………………………………………………………………………:_)

     

     

    You only stacked me with two so I’ll take your word for it.

     

     

     

    Having a blast here but couldn’t get the game on Sunday, HTF does one view Celtic in this desert without paying a feckin arm n a leg for an overseas Celtic package.

     

     

    Mon bud, help me out here.

  26. Download Kodi, once you have done that, you will see the add ons option, download Sports Devil into Kodi, it’s as easy as that.

     

    I don’t know what the add ons are for movies, I just wanted the sports, and it works fine.

     

    HH

  27. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    Forgive me if this has already been covered on the blog. I just came across it on Facebook:

     

     

    From Johnjames blog and seems to chime with some of the info Phil has been posting in the last week:

     

     

    The Cash Crisis

     

     

    Seven months have now elapsed since the underfunded board was appointed. In this period they have achieved nothing save for an emergency loan from former director Douglas Park, George Taylor and George Letham, whom collectively own 19.53% of all equity. With King’s 14.57%, bought by one or more of Taylor, Park or Letham, they have 34.1% of all equity. This breach of the 30% rule that compels directors to make an offer for the other 65.9% equity, was quickly swept under the carpet. The coup d’etat was achieved by illegal means, aided and abetted by the ambitions of senior figures at the RST and RF to join the board. These blazer-tailored sops to the so-called fan groups, who are nothing more than a King proxy, have allowed the corporate indolence and inertia to go unchecked. King’s toxicity led to no NOMAD being prepared to work with the new board. The shares were de-listed. The new board then came up with a back-room approach to gaining an ISDX listing. They appointed JP Jenkins to offer a matched bargain service, in the hope that this business might persuade their parent group, Peterhouse, to provide the listing they desperately required to raise funding. This approach failed. Attempts to raise soft loans at NARSA failed. Attempts to raise the second tranche of £5m from Sports Direct failed. It has been one failure after another from Murray, Gilligan and Robertson. They know that King was wiped out in South Africa and they have done their best to disguise this simple fact as they need to keep the fans groups’ 11% proxy on-side.

     

     

    Twenty-one thousand of this season’s cards were renewed prior to the cut-off in June, which yielded £3.77m ( inclusive of v.a.t.). The most popular payment method is in four monthly tranches. Zebra finance act as factors for those who choose to pay over 10 months. The club receives this cash in four monthly payments.

     

     

    June, July, August and September’s tranches of £943,740 have now been banked and spent. Those who bought season cards after the cut-off, 11,500, initiated their four monthly payments in July, which after v.a.t is circa £517,000 per month

     

     

    The game against Falkirk attracted 12,000 pay at the gate customers. If we assume an average of £20 per seat, there is another £192,000 after v.a.t to add to the last tranche of ST income. The international break has come at a bad time for the underfunded board, as they have to wait until the 17th for their next tranche of pay at the gate revenue of, let’s assume £192,000, with the only other October income from the Petrofac Training Cup QF against Livingston on Tuesday 20th. I would anticipate no more than a gate of 15,000 for this game and a best case scenario income after v.a.t. of less than £200,000.

     

     

    Best case scenario income for October is £1.1m. I anticipate at least half of this sum will be required to pay the cumulative deficit, with circa £455,000 to pay player’s salaries. When you add employers NI contributions for the players, all income is gone.

     

     

    Should the club access their vat escrow account, they should have enough to pay our management team, MD, Auchenhowie Academy director, club doctor, our inordinately well paid youth coach Ian Durrant and other staff. But the other overheads to run Auchenhowie will not be forthcoming. So they will need a loan this month to continue.

     

     

    Green’s litigation fees payments will initiate this month. His severance agreement is iron clad. Contesting it at The Court of Session this week is an exercise in creating a pretext for administration.

     

     

    King’s lies about investment will be found out this month. Only the deep pockets of Taylor, Park or Letham can save RIFC from administration.There will be no more season card income in November. TPL will know that each month from November until May, will require a minimum of £1.5m just to break even. The last home gate of the season is on 23rd April. In May there will be no income other than early renewals. Do they have £9m to complete the season? There will be no investment in the current squad. More out of contract signings and loan deals will be required.

     

     

    TPL planned to balance the books until ISDX funding kicked in. They envisaged November. The question they now face is do they have £9m and are they willing to part with it to save RIFC?

     

     

    Defending Green’s petition is a sham.Administration will be spun as doing the right thing to stop Green taking a penny from the club. King’s inability to offer any loans will escape scrutiny. Level 5 will be fully deployed to control the SMSM narrative.

     

     

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  28. Still prefer watching Ronny’s team to the drivel served up by NFL’s team on too many an occasion . Ronny will take us forward in the years to come – he really gets Celtic imo