Lunatics running the asylum?

Like many others football has been caught on the hop by the current crisis, but yesterday went a bit further and showed just how out of touch it really is.
Its not just the usual suspects to blame here, most would have been in on the conference call or at least would have let their Association know their feelings.
Despite this we have ended up with a mess upon their very first dabble into solving the numerous problems the virus has thrown up, not a good start at all.

 

A glance at the statement itself shows that its bulky with jargon galore , and fails to take into account how the average fan on the street prefers to communicate.
Plain and precise bullet points would have been the way to go.
As far as solid decisions that shape the short term future of the sport, its short on action and large on expectation.
One big decision in moving the Euros which basically has to happen, and the rest are essentially here is what we hope happens and we shall throw some committees together.

https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/newsid=2641077.html

 

As far as you and me are concerned the domestic league is the big question of course. We know across the city they added a new number to their list of beloved digits,,38 was the cry. Add that to 1690 , 55 , and 1892.
A dignified club would have announced football takes second place and that the entire city should pull together and the two giants will host a match for charity maybe. They want the games played and season finished, thats been made clear.

 

Now we have the announcement that the leagues should make every effort to finish by June30th. Its that date presumably because many player will be out of contract July1st.
“ should the situation improve and resuming playing be appropriate and prudent enough.”
They dont go on to say what will happen should this not be an option, the first question every single person that reads the statement will ask !

 

Approximately 245 miles from Parkhead yesterday the Irish nation were told they were in the calm before the storm, and that they could help the nation come together by staying apart.
All other nations are taking strict action banning gatherings and or keeping folk indoors. Yet here we have football saying play the games !!!
Wonder what governments everywhere thought of that?

 

The immediate question is did they ask for and take onboard any medical advice?
What if the police say no? Gov say no mass meetings?
Then obviously the players,,how do they feel here?
Some will have or get this virus,,how can games go on with players out sick?
And Social Distancing,,,youre going to ask the nation to social distance yet allow football players to crawl over each other live on tv? With kids watching of course.
How does being in a capacity crowd but using social distancing methods work?
I could go on and go,,they have thrown up more questions than answers in their hamfisted attempt to solve.

 

Whether its been realised or not, player power is huge here . None other than Celtic supporter Wayne Rooney himself piped up with some sense for once saying if I catch it while being forced to play and give it to my family Im walking out on the game forever disgusted.


He’s not as high profile as he used to be, but still, that should get a few people worried and hopefully give a few players ideas.
All it takes is one set of players to say no, and that collapses that entire league. Other clubs would follow suit. I cant see how Arsenal can function properly with a quarantined manager, they would be the obvious choice for me.
Watch for Stevie to say give his beloved ‘Pool the title then, and watch the wimps in the press pack choose not to point out the irony in his words.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51896488

 

So here we are the day after the big meeting that solved Jack, still in limbo.
Get used to that feeling. Football needs slapped down here, someones gotta do it.
Its just shown it cant think for itself, time for nations to ban it for now.
Before it really damages itself, and more importantly its fans.

 
 
 

The above is by Mahe. The email address is sentinelcelts@gmail.com and once again anyone in the greater Glasgow area that needs any assistance just email us and we should be able to help.

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Twists n Turns

Morning Mahe

I started to read the statement earlier this morning, and got to this :

Club competitions:

“A commitment to complete all domestic and European club competitions by the end of the current sporting season, i.e. 30 June 2020 at the latest, should the situation improve and resuming playing be appropriate and prudent enough.“

The same section you draw attention to in your article. As you say, the first thing that also crossed my mind was – what if the situation hadn’t improved?

I didn’t bother reading the rest and I’m not going to.

Fekkin idiots.

As you also point out, the players could , and should play a pivotal role here by telling the powers that be that under no circumstances will they put themselves , and by default others, at risk.

Big Audio Dynamite

Just as well I don’t mind morning time. Ok, if you consider 4 o’clock morning time!

I just read Sevco’s latest ramble ? “We are strongly opposed to playing games behind closed doors” where do you start with that?! They could have just released a 2 word statement saying “We’re skint” or maybe Zombies are immune?

They are also said to have another bulyinair , absolutely desperate to hand over his mulyins to he who has amazing peripheral vision.

Anyway, after a bit of investigating, I found out the new investor’s identity.

I give you …Hong Kong Phoney!

https://youtu.be/-n91lSO0wJQ

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MAHE

Yesterday’s video conference was a complete waste of time,and only made UEFA look like the committee at a village bowling club. They could have saved everyone a lot of time-and expectation-by simply releasing a statement saying that the Euros are cancelled,and that they as an organisation still hope to finish 2019/20 football by June 30 instead of May 30.

Instead,a hugely-anticipated video conference with the alleged participation of the great and good of the game came up with,erm,precisely that. Well,whoopy do for the brains trust,eh?

Utter shambles.

Big Audio Dynamite
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I wonder how we will complete the season by June 30th? That would have to be the cup final. The preceding Wednesday the final league game. There are eight league games plus Rangers v St Johnstone. Additionally the huns have a European dicking to endure. So…

June 30-Scottish Cup Final.

June 27-Match 38

June 23-Match 37

June 20-Match 36

June 16-Match 35

June 13-Match 34

June 9-Semi Finals plus* Rangers v St Johnstone

June 6-Rangers Euro game

June 2-Match 33

May 30-Match 32

May 26-Match 31

*The above gives the SFA eleven days to draw up a number of post-split match schedules with the variables of finishing position after this match.

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Given that it will take a minimum of ten days after returning to training before the players can fairly be expected to return to action,we have just over eight weeks to get rid of this virus. And given that there will still be sixteen teams involved in European football after the return,with five dates having to be set aside for those ties,I think UEFA are on to plums.

Not a hope in hell of completing the season.

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

Fingers crossed for both,mate.

Twists n Turns

I think the naps competition should cease now and the person who is at the top of the table , ( I’ll need to check who that is) should be declared champion.

Any other decision would be hun like.

Thoughts

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TWISTSNTURNS

With racing cancelled till the end of April,I’d say the first Classics of the season might be a bit of a lottery.

Funnily enough,I was having a bit of a ‘discussion’ with some friends yesterday on that subject. That racing should and would be cancelled. Unfair on stable and racecourse staff,etc.

I was in a minority of one!

Twists n Turns

Bobby
Yer still in a minority of one. I was in hospitality at Kelso this Saturday coming ????

Selfishbastardthatiamdotcom

ASWGL

Morning, Good article Mahe, most people none the wiser, due to a very incompetent EUFA *sigh*

I watched a movie last night Contagion, Matt Damon Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, uncanny the similarities to Covid 19, how the virus starts, where it originates, and how it spreads.

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TWISTSNTURNS

You were already f…d. Kelso held its Monday meeting behind closed doors,so I expect they would have planned the same for Saturday. Apparently having been forewarned of some ruffian in a Land Rover.

big packy

MORNING ALL, mahe great article as usual, TBH football is not in my mind at the moment, but I find it soothing to come on and talk about celtic it helps?

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Changing the subject a tad,yesterday was the first time I’ve been in town for about three weeks. And that was only because it was St Patrick’s Day and plans had been made well in advance. Went to do some overnight restocking of my booze cupboard-which has been being depleted faster than my food stores!-only to discover that both 24-hour stores in the town are no longer 24-hour operations.

Basterts.

Anyway,I finally got round to moving my furniture in the living room on Saturday. It’s not that big,btw,but I have four speakers for the hifi stacker with the option of a four speaker surround system or a cross-wired three speaker set up. This time,I decided to cross-wire.

Different.

But I’m buggered if I can find the fourth speaker,and I know I was using it before Saturday! Total mystery,that.

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BIGPACKY

Have a look at the statement from the chancellor. Might offer you and Joan an option. But from what I can see,the headline £330bn is far from an economic stimulus of that amount. It is only an offer to guarantee loans,etc,from banks to businesses for that amount. They will only be on the hook for those loans which default.

And let’s face it,if £330bn of loans are defaulted by businesses,we won’t be caring much as the country will be f…d anyway.

Good luck to you both. I wish I could offer advice,but you are better getting it from a professional.

jimthetim53

I wonder if UEFA kicking the can down the road to June 30th is an attempt by them to cover themselves in a legal sense. ie They left the decision to the last possible date to finish the season. They did their best until it became impossible. Either that or they were shitting themselves and hadn’t a clue! 🙂

Morning Packy.

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ASWGL

Aye, you would swear those crazy conspiracy theorists were on to something ?

big packy

BOBBY, CHEERS, we are getting good advice, thanks for your concern, your a gem?

big packy

MORNING JIM, hope you are well?

GER57

In times of crisis, leadership is so important, especially in this age of instant worldwide communication.
Leadership which dispels fake news, reassures us, honest explanations etc. What do we get? Boris and Donald. One was looking at a plan which would have seen 250,000 die and the other wanted to secure a vaccine for the exclusive use of USA.
Yep. We’re blessed right enough.

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GER57

Wisnae me,I didnae vote for them!

Big Audio Dynamite

In 1720 the world was dealing with the great plague.
In 1820 we were dealing with a cholera outbreak.
In 1920 it was the Spanish flu.
And In 2020 we have Corona virus.

?

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

Wi 2020 hindsight,we should have expected something(!)

Big Audio Dynamite

Been reading a bit of history.

In 1666, the great plague of London claimed around 200,000 lives across the country.

Then in September 1666, they had the great fire of London, that almost razed the city to the ground.

Now that’s what you call bad luck …or was it? ?

GER57

Hi Bobby. All good. My son Tom has been in Wuhan all through this. We knew there was a “pneumonia virus” in Wuhan in early December. Tom’s work shut down at Christmas. Our leaders will have known about it and they did zip. Tom’s been in lockdown for 60 days but he has plenty to eat drink and smoke. He has an exercise bike and weights. Going a bit cabin crazy now.
I’m simply amazed at how poorly our media have covered this shit show. They have done minimal research and some of the coverage is so bad. It looks like the virus may have run its course in Wuhan but they’re still on lockdown. It could flare up again when they relax the lockdown. As for the boy coming home soon, who knows? Who would want to fly into the world of fighting for toilet rolls and mince? He reckons he’s fine where he is. No risky planes and airports etc.

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

Not sure,I wasn’t around then. Ask BIGPACKY(!)

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GER57

Good for your lad,mate. Been through the worst of it there,I reckon.

I listen to World Service overnight quite a lot,and they covered it very widely when it broke out in China,and then Korea. But it was probably around four weeks later before the UK media really picked it up.

To be fair,even then there wasn’t an awareness of just how contagious it was,even though they were giving daily updates of the numbers infected. And I don’t think the Chinese authorities helped initially by suppressing reports.

But we are where we are. On the other hand,if you want to get served first in a shop or pub-just cough. Works every time.

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE 907

You missed out 8m deaths from smallpox in 1520 Mexico. As for the 1820 cholera outbreak,that was when they discovered the cause of the disease.

And only because it didn’t seem to affect brewery workers so much,due to their fluid intake having previously been boiled. So if you are worried about cholera,drink beers. If someone digs you up about your intake,tell them you don’t want to catch cholera.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, I’m betting if you drink enough beers and eat enough hash, you could overcome any virus. Btw, I’m happy to be the guinea pig for those trials! ?

Big Audio Dynamite

Ger57 awe the best to your son ? Hopefully not much longer till you can be reunited

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

You’d have to beat DELANEYSDUNKY and OLDTIM67 to the prize. Although the oul’ fella is more into his gin so you might get lucky.

Awe Naw

Some football for you filthy animals

https://youtu.be/_9nDHupVqVw

Big Audio Dynamite
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AWENAW

Spooky. That was on the sidebar to the track I just posted.

Big Audio Dynamite

Fun Boy Three – The lunatics have taken over the asylum

https://youtu.be/sWLdZFCMx8Y

Big Audio Dynamite

A classic. If you haven’t seen it and can find it, this would lighten the mood for a couple of hours ?

https://youtu.be/j-7pVks8avo?list=PLp23YlId4L59Jvj4_uqwN-JXZu0drPBGx

Big Audio Dynamite

Thought I’d found the whole movie, but it has bits missing.

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

I remember seeing that in the early 70s. Of course at that age I didn’t know all the stars were,well,stars!

Very funny film.

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, that’s nearly 60yo now! Not seen it for years.

TerryThomasCSC

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

Stoap trying to make me feel auld,ya prick-I’ve got mirrors for that(!)

It was released just after I was born and I was about ten when I first saw it. So 46 years ago. Still,some film. I might look out my Bilko collection at the weekend on the strength of it to cheer me up if my planned dayooooot gets screwed.

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Glastonbury off. Dunno why,no virus could survive there.

BBC cancelling filming of all sorts of shows,so get used to repeats if you’re in lockdown. Aye,I know!

Awe Naw

Eurovision cancelled.

What´s another year ?

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, ? I’m in the middle of a Pink Panther marathon.

Do you have a lessons for your Minky?

Big Audio Dynamite

Ah sheet, no the Eurovisions anaw noo?

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Look out,he’s in the sock drawer!!!

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AWENAW

No Eurovision? Bummer,I’d a tenner to win on our song anaw.

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Well,that’s Saturday’s dayoooot in Oxford scrapped. I was looking forward to that,and I wasn’t the only one. No harm done,we can catch up at a later date.

At this rate I’m gonna have to rattle through a fair bit of my record collection,finally read the books that I haven’t got round to yet,or heaven forfend,turn on the telly and look out the DVDs. And remember to stock up on the booze first.

No way to spend a weekend.

Awe Naw

BMCUWP

A weekend ??? you mean a year

Police video above is entitled Message in a Bottle .. yeah ?

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AWENAW

I’ll never fit a year’s supply of booze into my van,mate.

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