Sevco failed to win a game in March.
They failed when it came to the crunch part of their season.
A Cup exit to Aberdeen over two games. Draws in the League against an improving Hibs and Stevie Clarke’s Kilmarnock preceded our win last week.
Sevco’s failures in March might explain the hysterical reaction to our win last weekend. Two points out of a possible nine and a capitulation against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup.
Sevco’s bottle collapsed long before Celtic Park. Their second half performance wasn’t enough to save their season. James Forrest’s late goal sealed it and Scott Brown’s felt the projected anger of the Sevco team, management, support, the media and the SFA.
Celtic are still playing under pressure with the main focus on the Aberdeen game. An interim coach, a tired squad, an antagonistic media, numerous players rumoured to be moving, SFA incompetence…If Celtic get it together for the weekend, it will be a remarkable achievement, but don’t doubt this team…
This is when Champions are made. This is why we follow the Hoops. Sevco ‘blue it’ in March.This is our opportunity to write history and to right history.
For many Celtic fans, the pursuit of TEN IN A ROW is their personal Resolution 12. TEN would go in someway to ‘righting history’. Many just laugh at the same club nonsense. Rangers’ claim to Nine in a Row is laughable to them. The ‘Farryesque’ manipulation of accounts to allow Rangers to participate in the Champions League is just standard, run of the mill cheating. It’s been part of life for so long for the Celtic Family in Glasgow, that it’s almost expected.
The miracle of the shedding of the debt via liquidation while retaining the 54 Titles, was an act of such arrogance that the credibility of the administrators of game is now on a par with Saturday afternoon ITV wrestling.
The pursuit of TEN is this generation’s 1967.
A Treble Treble en-route would be a once in a lifetime achievement that would be up there with Johnstone, Murdoch, Lennox and Tully.
For many of us the wounds of the David Murray era run very deep. We’ll never forget Celtic greats like Tommy Burns and his sacrifice.The indignation of almost being forced into liquidation. The surreal season at Hampden.The supporters who paid to watch a rigged game…The triumphalism of the media, the mocking of neighbours and workmates. All of those painful memories are healing with this team’s exploits.
Despite the popular pursuit of TEN, the forensic work and diligence of the Resolution 12 campaign continues. With every cock-up of the game’s administrators, the necessity for some mature, reliable thinking at Hampden becomes more apparent. If you need any reminders of ask ; Scott Brown.
The evidence compiled by the Resolutioners is compelling and we’re approaching a watershed which could have positive implications across the entrenched, polarised divisions of Scottish society.
Can a way be found to compromise and devise a grown up, transparent system of football governance that delivers an administration that is isn’t encumbered by the bondage of sectarian thinking and the limitations of fear based traditions?
Ironically, Celtic and Sevco supporters have much common ground in their mistrust of the game’s stakeholders. A perusal of Celtic & Sevco cyberspace usually reveals very similar concerns and mistrust of the game’s legislators.
Admittedly, many of the grievances voiced are from partisan blue or green perspectives but there is common ground nonetheless.
If fear prevails and if the SFA aren’t ready to grasp the opportunities presented by Resolution 12.The chasm between the ‘customer and the supplier’ will widen and the loser will ultimately be the game itself.
Enough of the pragmatism?.
While browsing in a local St Vincent de Paul shop on Friday, I stumbled across a copy of Tina Turner’s version of ‘Simply The Best’.
(As with all things in Sevcoland, there’s an issue with provenance, Tina didn’t record the original. Bonnie Tyler recorded the original.)
What struck me was the prophetic ‘B’ Side of Tina’s version…
“Bold & Reckless.”
Couldn’t someone have done a little bit of due diligence and checked the ‘B’ side before blasting it out at Ibrox?
Oops it’s the auld Rangers we’re talking about they were easily duped and prone to distraction over there.
Guest article by The Gombeen Man
Please help us out sometimes by dropping an article . A day off is always nice plus other views are more than welcome here and always will be.
Terrific article,mate. And all the better for saving me having to write a review of Saturday,and everyone else having to read it!
THE GOMBEEN MAN, great post, just imagine if we do get the ten, they would be jumping oot windaes all over glesca, just lets concentrate on the nine for now and see where that takes us, davie moyes name was mentioned on the blog last night. sorry that’s a no from me, I know he played for us and managed utd and everton but he never pulled up any trees.hh..
The Gombeen Man
Great post up to your usual high standards.
Though the only opportunity the SFA have ever grasped is to do everything in their power to create a dominant hun or it’s b#stard child sevco.
Seems they’re no even good at that.
Anyone else here worried like me about Lennon’s tactics and approach?
Tactically not much to talk about as it seems more like a pick and stick with tried and trusted.
So far it’s been tepid and turgid.
My greatest concern has been the reluctance to use youth.
Weah’s minutes have been low and Johnston and Henderson have disappeared from the squad.
All justifiable if the team has been firing on all cylinders but it obviously has not.
This new manager at Hibs, Heckingbottom, has done well since he arrived. I know it’s early days for him – 9 matches – but have a look at the stats, could be worth keeping an eye on him. I would like to see another full season of him. But he puts me in mind of the difference S. Clarke made to Kilmarnock.
Thanks BMCUWPS for posting,
I started writing it as a post but I kept on going and e mailed it in to the Bhoys.
Thanks for the comments, busy morning here, heading to Dublin shortly.
I don’t know what’s happening with the recruitment of a coach? All this chatter is inevitable but unsettling. I heard a couple of names yesterday.
Personally I’d like to see us use the process that we used to recruit Brendan. I think that was outsourced by DD, away from Pedro?
I think interviews were held in Dublin.
HH & Till Later,
I’m loving every minute of this. My week in Glasgow was an eye-opener. Just decided to graciously enjoy every minute of this… Spent too long fretting about other folk’s stuff.
Great to see you on. I watched the Hibs game at Livingston and thought Hibs looked a different side.
Things look a bit erratic at the moment. I’ve just decided to get behind the team and forget the suits for the run in.
Mick, if we reach 10 the huns will be broken and snapped, you can hear the trapdoor creaking under the weight of the newco strangling itself as it tries to support its own weight. Give them more rope I say.
The Gombeen man, I was thinking as I read your article, I used to love ‘Simply the Best’ until they hijacked it. Even now I can’t listen to it without thoughts of them singing it. If I was Tina Turner’s agent I would sue them for something or other. They would need to consult with Mike in Toronto.
btw, totally agree about the way ahead for recruitment of new manager.
Yeah they hijacked the song, I remember Chris Eubank used to play it too. I never knew Bonnie Tyler recorded the original. I must have a listen.
Cheers, I hadn’t realised how much things have changed since the Murray days. I only saw one Sevco shirt over there, apart from the game.
I’m just going to enjoy things as they are right now.
Neil Lennon’s tenure is a likely topic for my next article. I meant what I said about being grateful for THEGOMBEENMAN offering that timely article,because tepid and turgid are just some of the more flattering adjectives I would have used in my review of the match.
I wish I’d known he had written it before I watched the “highlights” though. They were hell to sit through,even in condensed form. Must have been purgatory doing the full ninety!
Man the knives are out for Lenny. Who has stated clearly that his remit has been to keep things ticking along
Brendan also had problem breaking down Livi and St. Mirren and just a few weeks back as well but there was no wailing and gnashing of falsers then. ERRRRM Why ?….. Saturday´s rain ?
We are not going to spend the money and any manager with ambition will have seen what Brendan’s remit was. So we are not going to get anyone with a significant reputation.
Quite a few posts on here have deserved the airtime of an article to themselves,and I actually did that once,a few months back-c&p it and gave it pride of place.
Sometimes I think our posters are too shy to have their day in the sun-and since I know the site stats,it’s clear that many of our lurkers are too shy to come out of the shadows.
Dunno why,so far I’ve not seen one poster tell another one they’re talking pish,even when we disagree. Quite respectful on here.
So far so good!
In the boozer now but that next article will be pretty much in agreement with your thoughts.
PL already has his holidays booked for the summer.
Yeah I thought that yesterday, I knew Mahe was busy over the weekend and you were probably on nights.
It can be a bit daunting mailing something in but it’s not that different to a post. As you know I change my mind often…next week it could be completely different.
It’s only the first post of the day really, a few thoughts. If I get something wrong who cares? It’s just a few lines about Celtic and it gives you guys a breather.
It also meant no soaps for me last night?
Tina Turner had a new lease of life in the 80s,much of which was via cover versions.
Here’s the best original of one of her covers.
Good stuff TGM.
I think Lenny’s problem is the remit, if he is just in to keep things ticking over he is in a no win situ, the players obviously know that and imo are not responding so Lenny gets it from the support who have been spoiled by the past couple of years.
I would have thought that he should have stamped his authority straight away on the team to show the board and the support what he can do, he is constantly getting compared to BR,unfair imo, his time at Hibs keeps being brought up as well, again unfair, he has a major job on his hands getting a huge part of the support onside as he will be our next manager, I don’t envy his task ahead.
As for Moyes, I would seriously consider walking away if he gets the job, he would destroy everything that is good in place just now, his training regimes are from the dark ages, he doesn’t hold with the sports science stuff, he got rid when he got the manure job, he would be a disaster.
Things to do, laters
Even Tina is having another renaissance since the demise of Rangers.
Have you heard the B Side of Simply The Best?
Bold and Reckless?
Till Later, Big week ahead KTF.
Tiar is important but the chances of achieving it improve if the SFA, who under the 5 Way Agreement cannot even apply their Judicial Panel Protocol to TRFC, are brought to account.
Yup you read it right TRFC argued that the JPDT had to defer the UEFA licence 2011 issue to CAS under the 5 Way agreement.
The archive contains many narratives but the one above should be of concern to supporters of all clubs not just Celtic supporters.
For succinct reasoning why Resolution 12 matters (if you care about dishonesty and about restoring some semblance of integrity for a so called sport many pay large sums to follow) have a read at this 200% article.
I’ve stopped posting on a couple of really good sites due the lack of civility from posters on it.
Folk should try to conduct themselves in a positive manner even when they disagree.
So, I’d just like to say, keep it up and you’re all a shower of w@✳✳✳✳✳ ???
Great post to keep focus on the issues arising from Res12.
Keep the fire lit.
More Res12 stuff but this suggestion and response is worth repeating here.
Auldheid, et al
Tremendous respect, and grateful thanks, for the Res 12 compendium. What would be of great value, imho, is a simple tabulated chronology, giving an overview of events and their relationship in time, to events since 2012, without going into a myriad of detail. Add a footnote link to the detailed information for more in-depth reading and understanding. Possibly a route to wider dissemination. Maybe this one-page (or two pages back-to-back) could be reproduced in a leaflet and distributed at turnstiles? HH
You mean something on these lines that was published in NotTheView on sale at the Livi game?
Its 2 pages but could be reduced but needs
2. Someone to organise/guide content
3. Someone to place order, collect and then find enough volunteers to distribute.
It would help if there were a lot more helpers/volunteers which is where the CSA/CST could step in.
From NotThe View
Read all about Resolution 12 adjourned at the Celtic AGM 2013.
(The one that asked for UEFA to investigate the circumstances under which Rangers were granted a licence by the SFA to compete in the Champions League in 2011 because it appeared there was overdue tax payable to HMRC that was a reason to refuse the licence and open the door for Celtic to replace Rangers with the consequential financial benefit to Celtic and their share value.)
If you want chapter and verse, not only on what took place in 2011/12 but about how the SFA dealt with questions raised by a group of Celtic shareholders, who considered that by denying Celtic CL access as a result of events in 2011 , there was a negative effect on their share value that the SFA are accountable for, then please check the incredible narrative at:
• Read why proof that there was no overdue payable tax to HMRC at 31st March 2011 is highly questionable.
• Read how that proof, provided to SFA by Rangers at end of March 2011 is apparently contradicted by court testimony and hard evidence, requiring an investigation by the SFA Compliance Officer that finally began in September 2017.
• Read how that SFA Judicial Panel Disciplinary Tribunal set up by the Compliance Officer to establish if the licence was granted on false pretence or not, decided in July 2018, that the Court of Arbitration on Sport must adjudicate. This apparently as result of an argument made by The Rangers Football Club Ltd that the Five Way Agreement of July 2012 required CAS to be the adjudicators.
• Read how any false pretence was kept from discovery in May 2011 by non-disclosure of an HMRC letter indicating significant change from the basis on which the licence was granted, a letter in which HMRC accused Rangers of negligent or fraudulent behaviour.
• Read how non-disclosure of that same letter, not only in 2011 but again by Rangers Administrators Duff and Phelps in 2012, allowed Lord Nimmo Smith to state in the LNS Commission Decision that there was “no question of dishonesty individual or corporate” when evidence to the contrary was excluded from the scrutiny of the LNS Commission, an exclusion which in a court of law would normally invalidate the findings once uncovered.
• Read how Craig Whyte was never charged by SFA of not paying the £2.8 M wee tax bill but was charged with not paying VAT and PAYE thus keeping the wee tax bill from scrutiny.
• Read how the SFA from 2014 failed to act on the contents of that letter presented to them by Celtic on shareholders behalf until Celtic shareholders employed a lawyer to pursue answers in 2015.
• Read how UEFA were eventually approached in 2016 and their reply that told the SFA by copy that UEFA viewed the club based at Ibrox applying for a UEFA Licence after 2012 as a NEW club/company and therefore UEFA could not sanction Rangers FC who had gone into liquidation in 2012 for any breaches they committed in 2011.
• Read how SFA prevarication from 2014 contributed to UEFA also justifying not investigating because of 5 year time bar regulation after which they could not investigate licensing matters (although there is no time bar on corruption).
• Read how STV reported on UEFA’s response omitting reference to the “newness” in UEFA’s response that SFA never corrected.
• Read how charges of noncompliance with SFA Articles relating to honesty/good faith were finally brought by the SFA in 2018 after court testimony in 2017 suggested the licence was granted under false pretence.
• Read how the new Rangers responded and that the charges relating to the grant period at the end of March 2011 were dropped on the basis that accusations (never actually made under Res 12) were groundless.
• Read how volunteered evidence that false pretence did take place at end of March 2011, that the SFA have the power to confirm, was presented to the SFA in June 2018 by Res 12 lawyers which has not been addressed by SFA.
• Read that in July 2018 the Judicial Panel Disciplinary Tribunal (JPDT) decided they had to pass their power to act to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) under the full terms of the secret Five Way Agreement.
• Read why Celtic shareholders expressed unhappiness at the CAS referral at the Celtic AGM in 2018 not knowing if what was presented to SFA in June 2018 by Res12 lawyers in respect of end of March 2011 was to be part of that referral.
• On its way: The implications for SFA governance and their Judicial Panel Protocol as a result of the JPDT having to cede their judicial power to CAS under the secret Five Way Agreement and the stunning implications of that for the LNS Commission in 2012/13 and SFA’s handling of Resolution 12 from 2014.
As matters develop the Timeline at
https://www.res12.uk/ will continue to be updated – so stay tuned.
Let’s see if transparency can lead to accountability.
Something on those lines?
Thanks for the article gombeen, saves me having to read the usual nonsense from bmcuwp?
I think you are so right about their collapse in March. If as I suspect we go backwards and they go forwards in the close season then it’ll be about who can handle the pressure. Seethie g isn’t the best at that as we’ve seen this season and before as a player. That’s why I feel we need a cool head in the dug out. No idea who btw but passion isn’t going to be the deciding factor I would suggest.
Two very good points that you raised there. One,that everyone was saved from my usual bollix and two,that we need a manager,not just a Celtic man.
Few if any Celtic fans can deny the NL is a Celtic man. Is he the man to take us forward?
Here’s the problem.
Our opinion doesn’t matter. He’s cheap,he’s there,and he won’t rock boats this time.
Din-dins,get used to it.
The Gombeen Man
The pursuit of TEN is this generation’s 1967
I was 11 years of age when I first experienced Celtic not being champions. That is where it all started during this period. A period when we were great no questions about it. We could have been even better but we had the usual myopic shortsightedness combined with greed that put an end to it. After that period. We done nothing in Europe for 29 years. That´s two 10’s in a row followed by a 9.
I would like to think and possibly mistakenly that a Treble Treble is a much larger achievement and I hope our following treat it.
The huns never beat 9 in a row they equaled ours and by financial cheating, bribery. Our obsession with 10 legitimizes their phony claims to their 9 being legit as it was never but when can you rely on the Celtic following acting intelligently. The majority sadly a bunch of moronic bigots.
A legitimate Treble Treble now that is something else and for me is up there with 67 and should be treated so. Unfortunately if we lost out on 9 or ten then it would be diminished in the minds of our dumb ass bigoted majority
I would be in the I don’t give an eff about the ten in a row, we already are on 30+ if the truth be known, the day minty walked through the doors of the bigot dome was the day the cheating was ramped up and it was never a level playing field, it never was before but he changed it big time, so imo we have won every title since the day he took over.
I agree with Awe Naw, the treble treble is something special, will we do it, I would hope so, but I won’t be holding my breath, just have a gut feeling.
I noticed that the goal Ryan Jack scored against us when they won, the one that Broonie deflected in has won their goal of the season, I kid you not, just goes to show how important we are, a sclaffed deflection off the Broonie wins their goal of the year, if it wisny so feckin sad you would greet, or something like that 😉
It must have been some night their awards, a supporter got his signed hun top stolen, imagine that, thievin from their own at a club bash, scum of the earth.
THE EXILED TIM, as I said to the gombeen man this morning, lets just get the 9 put to bed and then concentrate on the 10, but if we don’t get it its not the end of the world,, imagine a sclaffed goal being your goal of the season .pity or sorrow I don’t know.hh.
Well that’s a strange one. In addition to what TET was saying about their bash last night, earlier today James Forrest and The Daily Record had a link on News Now about Joe Worrell saying F@@@ Celtic in the back of a car coming away from the awards. A girl in the car can be heard saying ‘No Surrender’.
I wonder why it has been pulled? Maybe it was a fake clip doctored.
No here it is, still on the records web site.
Here it is, he should be up for that, Guidettie was banned for singing about the huns going bust FFS.
TET, yes and Leigh Griffiths got done for saying something about a Hearts player.
Laws for them and laws for us I’m afraid.
okay time for a rant, it was nice here in Cheshire today wall to wall sunshine, so we decided to take joans 88 year old mother to the seaside town of new brighton directly across the water from Liverpool ,got there early to get a disabled parking spot, as she uses a wheelchair, not one disabled spot was available, now I counted 8 cars with no disabled stickers on them, so we had to come home ,to say my mother in law was disappointed would be to put it mildly ,sorry rant over.hh.
BP, I would rather park 3 streets away than take up a disabled space. Pure ignorance. God forgive me but I hope they have a genuine need for one themselves one day, and they canny get one!
JIMTHETIM, me as well, she was so looking forward to it as well, are we getting old jim or do these younger people not give a monkeys.hh.
It’s little things like this that brings tears to my eyes.
Big packy,I can understand you would be annoyed. Just hope some karma catches up with them.
As for Worral, oh dear. It’s like a virus being a hun. Normal guys turn up at their place to play and turn into arseholes. The problem seems to infect almost all of them. I notice as well they were lauding mcgregor being pissed at the awards. Nice to see he’s still the same professional athlete he’s always been. Let’s hope his girlfriend didnt give him a doing when he got home or there will be some Celtic supporters getting the blame for it shortly. Did he and his girlfriend ever get done with wasting police time over that….. naw thought not!!
TET, The broonie one brought tears to my eyes. It breaks my heart to think of that wean getting bullied over and above everything else he has gone through.
“On the other hand they idolise Gascoigne and Novo, wife beaters, racists, sex fiends and all round jakey low lifes. Basically if you’re one of them anything goes. If you’re not they are programmed to hate you.”
(David17 on CQN)
ATOB- Wishart blamed Celtic fans for what happened between McGregor and his burd on Clyde,both should have been charged with wasting police time.
I had a few tears masel, aye bullies need to be taken to task, my young fella was bullied when he started at a school in the fifth class, he took it for a few weeks, I had no idea till one day when he came home in tears, all I said was go for it if they are bullying you, he did and he actually hurt the main one big time, broke his arm, he went a bit over the top but the school were Ok about it as they knew he had been on the receiving end since he started at the school, that bothered me that they knew and didn’t bother telling me, the fella’s parents wanted to sue me, I told them to bring it on, never heard another word.
He never had another bit of bother after that.
Worrals fake blonde was two weeks late with that advice.
Perhaps if she had told him no surrender earlier he wouldn’t have been made to look like a total fanny by Ed on both of our goals.
Bottled blondes love bottlers.
A THING OF BEAUTY, thanks for the response and your concern,hh.p.s. hope you are well
I’m over the moon. I’ve got a new remote keyboard with a touchpad. So much better than separate keyboard and mouse. I feel like DATA from StarTrek.
Is it this week that Mash has the huns back in court re the selling the merchandise ?
What is it, sounds interesting, since you are all high tec, got a picture ?????
Its on sale for £19.99 at PC World/ Comet
So instead of the mouse it’s got the pad thing, the rest is the same !!!
More or less, that’s what I liked about it. You can set it up in 2 minutes and away you go.