Numbers dont lie

And just like that the fans of the latest team that plays out of Ibrox have new digits to spout, worship, exclaim, or profane. Its more than likely profane this time.
1.13 will be added to an illustrious list that already has its own legends,,,
55
1690
1892
38
There’s probably more but as mentioned the Ibrox Digits Hall of Fame has a new entrant.

 

So if you don’t know there was a scientific prediction of the rest of the season (and many leagues actually) done by a respectable body using all available data out there to look at what would happen.
I’m delighted to tell you your team are Champions, as we all knew but its nice to hear it from elsewhere, and that has a probability factor of 98.87 percent.
Couldn’t squeeze an After Eight in there that’s how tight it is.
We are talking the proverbial 99 percent certain here, after a logical roundup.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51962930

 

Will one percent be enough to put up any form of logical argument?
Well you’re not reading this plastered all over the rags which shows that its not their agenda plus it would hurt their target demographic,,anything that has even a hint of doing that will get nowhere near the editors door during the death rattle of paper print.
“Aunty” clearly knows the score up north by stating confidently that Rangers will cling to that 1.13 percent to the bitter end,, whether thats an insult or a compliment or just stating a plain fact is beyond me but doesn’t matter ultimately. We overwhelmingly win the league, just as we were doing, according to the data crunchers and numbers don’t lie.

 

Will it make any difference to the Governing Bodies decisions re Silverware?
It certainly cant hurt and if denied the title its a very significant piece of evidence that a travesty has occurred. By itself without official approval then its merely a timewasting exercise, but when looked at as part of the jigsaw , it just cements what is clear to anyone looking through unbiased eyes. That we would have taken that title by Hook or by Crook.

 

I expect a lot of ‘its not over ‘til its over’ type of talk but the fact our governing bodies are seeking advice over the title destination smells like good news to me,, the rationale being they wouldn’t double check if their favourite team was getting it. I think its a face saving exercise announcing double checking with the boss, so they can hold up their hands and point to big bad Uefa in this case.

 

Engerland handing the runaway leaders the title would set precedent, and with the virus clearly the dominating news, everyday is basically a good day to bury bad news from other fields. However to establish a semblance of respectability perhaps our bigwigs will consider a bit of coordination between the two for once as a crutch of sorts. Announcing both leagues conclusions the same morning using the same metrics would more or less kill any argument with a ‘good enough for the biggest league in the world, good enough for us’ reply. Not much one can say to that really.
Of course this is the Spiffle and Sfa we are talking about, if it can be messed up it will be, and seeking others opinions would be seen as weakness instead of the actual sensible thing to do, and it clearly is.
It will be delicious to see them squirm if ordered to do one thing by their paymasters and another by Ibrox but they all know which way their bread is buttered if that happens.
Stevie will be squirming though because his beloved Pool getting the title will also mean his rivals grab the glory ,another rock or hard place situation. He will know clinging to a single percent will be perceived as desperation on his behalf. It may well be better for his image to be a good loser here.

 

So realistically although theres no games on we all are playing one, the waiting game.
Its a matter of time before we are begrudged a title or asked to finish winning it, with the former looking far more likely at this point.
Like many a team that day/weekend, we will be in the strange position of not seeing the usual scene of Scott saying ‘C’mere baby’ again to ticker tape and a raucous faithful but like other fortunate teams it will be an anticlimactic press release bring the good news.
I tell you what though, back in July, that was THE ONLY NEWS YOU WANTED to be hearing !
We await OUR TITLE !

 
 
 

The above is by Mahe. Should you fancy typing up something for the blog we would be delighted to publish and have the crew dissect it. sentinelcelts@gmail.com
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Twists n Turns

We WILL be champions, but when? Anytime between April and August I guess.

Mike in Toronto

TNT

I am no longer sure about that.

I can see a ‘compromise’ where European places are based on standings as at the time play was suspended, but no titles will be awarded because the league wasn’t completed.

Should it happen? No. But the zombies will piss and moan until they get what they want, while Celtic will go along with the plans, and Celtic fans will complain but do nothing. Celtic will say, ‘but we made a statement’ and Celtic fans will say, ‘Celtic tried ….’.

Twists n Turns

Mike
Time will tell I guess but I’d hope I’m correct and you’re wrong, as I’m sure you do, but yes the Huns are unlike any other and many in authority will have their back, so though I’m thinking common sense will prevail I certainly wouldn’t be putting my house on it.

Peter

Will add that to cups they have won this season

they have now won:

the preseason cup

the international break cup

the winter break cup

the transfer window cup

the covid19 cup

the 80 minute cup

the mid season cup

the 1.13% cup

Quite a season.

jimthetim53

Struggling to guess the singer Mahe, but a good song. Likewise a link on youtube at the end to Chip Taylor, F..k all the perfect people. great song.

big packy

MORNING ALL, they died in 2012, forget about them, the orange bigoted Scottish football authorities, will delay our title winning party for as long as they can,sad bassas?

big packy

MORNING JIM, I could get used to these sunny mornings??

jimthetim53

Morning Packy, you lucky sod! It’s dull and misty here.

big packy

JIM ,if it was not for the curfew, id come up and bring you down here for a few days to enjoy the sunshine, would only charge you for half board??

jimthetim53

Good to see you’ve got a new business venture going already! 🙂

big packy

just e-mailed mick could not get on the blog there, anybody else have problems??

jimthetim53

Yes Packy I was having problems too.

big packy

thanks jim thought it was just me?Tesco and asda down here, are making you queue in the car park with your trolley, big queues, if you need anything go to your local shop, I got everything I needed there yesterday?

jimthetim53

It was weird yesterday. The pharmacy has screens up on the counter. You have to stand on a red cross until you are called forward. Prefer no cash transactions. The cop-op has a yellow line you have to stand behind at a counter. The girl packs your bag. She stands back when you go forward to use the card reader. I felt like a leper and I’m clean as far as I know!.

big packy

its standard practice now everywhere jim, social distancing and all that?

Philbhoy

Just popped in to say stay safe and remember the oul folks!

Take care!

big packy

PHILBHOY, who are you calling old?? stay safe?

Philbhoy

big packy1

I was in my local Tesco’s this morning. sanitizer for hands and trolleys/baskets, metre markings all round the store.

As I left there were 4 women all with trolleys laughing and joking no more than a couple of feet apart.

I asked if they were aware of social distancing and one of them told me to **** off.

I wish I had a gun.

Twists n Turns

Phil
Hate to go all Lee Wallace but I’d have been telling the security guard to get them fucked oot. Pathetic

big packy

PHILBHOY, yes some folk are complete morons?

Philbhoy

TWISTS

They were outside in the car park.

Idiots.

jimthetim53

We are pensioners now Packy! 🙂

I was thinking of another thing that has changed as I got older.
When I was a boy I wouldn’t eat butter only Stork margarine and only on toast. Sandwiches I would eat dry. My mother must have loved it, I saved her a fortune 🙂

Talking about toast, I loved it! My favourite by a mile was plain bread outsiders, the thicker the better. And almost burnt. But wait there is worse to come.
I then sprinkled sugar on it!

Nowadays, outsiders are for feeding the birds. Only butter and no sugar!

Bigrailroadblues

Good morning all from Govanhill. Considering burrowing a tunnel to the Star Bar under Butterbiggins Road and the Plaza. Landlord told me he had 10 weeks supply of BEER. I intend to help him out during these difficult times.

big packy

JIM, don’t remind me?? jim, im the exact opposite, no margarine only butter and was not fussy on the outsider?

M6bhoy

Being of the glass half-empty school, I don’t think Celtic will be declared “title” winners or Champions this season. Reading the runes, I can see us being set up for a decision that declares Celtic as SPFL league winners but not champions so that we can be entered into next season Champions League and TV and other sponsorship money can be distributed. There’s lots of online chatter about how you don’t have to be a champion to play in the champion’s league.

So, to appease the Sevconian hordes, Celtic will not be declared as title winners or Champions and there will be a great big dirty asterisk placed next to this season’s record to break the nine in a row sequence. This will then be portrayed by SMSM as the best possible compromise for the good of the game. Remember this is Scotland and that which makes sense and is rational is not always observed for fear of creating civil disorder among the great unwashed.

If this does happen, it will be interesting to see how our board react.

big packy

BIGRAILROADBLUES,???

jimthetim53

Another way I saved my mother money was bacon. I loved streaky, which in those days was cheap as chips. On a Saturday my mother would buy bacon for the Sunday breakfast. 3/4 lb. of Ayrshire gigot and 1/2lb. of streaky (for me).

big packy

I loved dipping my bread into the bacon fat??

Bigrailroadblues

I would invite all of you lovely people but unfortunately social distancing and all that. ?

jimthetim53

BRRB, Good luck with the tunnelling. Have a couple for me pal.

jimthetim53

M6bhoy, If they are in the mood for asterisks will they asterisk the EBT titles I wonder?

Chairbhoy

jimthetim53 @ 9:16 am.

The SPFL don’t even asterix their 2011/12 Season.

Stay Safe

Hail Hail

jimthetim53

Chairbhoy, With Hampden & the media, hope for the best but expect the worst.

You can almost understand the rubbish that comes out of Ibrox, they are fighting their own corner after all so will come up with all sorts of nonsense. But the SFA are meant to be above all that. Integrity and fairness etc. They are beyond contempt. Can only be masonry, bigotry and sectarianism. With a bit of soup taking from Celtic directors on Hampden boards. or possibly masonry too.

marspapa

BIG PACKY or BMCUW

Could you tell me why 4 different haulage firm trucks doing 50/60 mph on the M74 yesterday with probably only the length of a car between each one would do this ….just found it strange , not to say dangerous !!

it reminded me of the scum scabs YUILL N DODDS ,when i stood on the picket lines at Ravenscraig with my Dad.

marspapa

Twists n Turns
We WILL be champions, but when? Anytime between April and August I guess.

Twists if it turns out they declare us winners of the league but not champions , therefore no legitimate 9 , would this mean if we don’t actually finish the remaining games we would start on 1 rather than going for 10 when football finally reruns .

big packy

MARSPAPA no idea pal, been stopped doing the old truck driving for a few years now, very dangerous though, bobby might know ,talking of yuill and dodds see them regular near me, carrying scrap metal, bits of steel and iron hanging out the back, scum?

marspapa

big packy

Cheers . Earlier on in the day i picked up my ladders , dustsheets and painting materials off a job in Rutherglen , stopped at lights on the way home to Hamilton , police car stops next to me and gestures to put my window down, he then asks , where you going , where have you been …..tells him just cleared a job off and on my way to get messages ….make sure you go straight home after , lights change and off i go .

Gets home and calls the son in law , are the police doing spot checks on drivers? not as far as i’m aware he said,why , did you get stopped ? while i was at the lights…..he starts laughing , did you have your Celtic tap oan , guilty as charged m’lud :)))

marspapa

The singer MAGS McGIL

catchyeez laters

jimthetim53

The singer – Gordon64. he loves his music.

Chairbhoy

Jimthetim53 @ 9:48 am,

A couple of weeks ago I posted that we should not expect to get the title.

It wasn’t that I didn’t think we deserved it, it was because I thought events would overtake us. They have.

I can understand why Lenny thought we should get the title but he should never have stated it at that time, it’s caused a lot of tit~for~tat nonsense we could have done without.

My fingers are firmly crossed that when the dust settles Liverpool will be awarded the English Title and that will put huge pressure on the SFA to award us our ninth Championship iar.

I can’t see this huge issue with the asterisks…

You like me, will come from a generation that read through footballing tomes. The history of football was ensnared in such books. I loved them, trawling through looking for titbits the asterickses added to the mystique for me.

There is no shame in Celtic being awarded a title for a season that was brought to a premature end by a pandemic. A season where we were running away with the league and could have won it before the split.

Though demanding the title in such circumstances.!?

Hail Hail

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Peter
Will add that to cups they have won this season

they have now won:

the preseason cup

the international break cup

the winter break cup

the transfer window cup

the covid19 cup

the 80 minute cup

the mid season cup

the 1.13% cup

Quite a season.

March 26, 2020 7:39 am
******

What a season indeed. There’ll soon be no room for The St. Ettienne Bike.

Oh,wait…

jimthetim53

Chairbhoy if we are awarded (earned) the title without an asterisk it won’t really matter anyway. In future history books this season will be get a lengthy mention. The season coming to an end prematurely and why. The effects of the virus on football. All the discussions on what to do. Rival opinions. It’s worth a chapter in itself. Of course if we were denied the title null & void, that would be a book and a film on the ensuing court case.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

NEUSTADT-BRAW

Good to see you on last night. Hope your own health problems are being held at bay.

Thanks for posting the link on CQN for THEEXILEDTIM!!!

Speaking of which,I’d better find it again. Not donated yet.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/hotel-kept-wedding-money/donate

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BIGRAILROADBLUES

There was a tunnel connected the toilets at Strangeways Prison in Manchester,top of the hill,to Boddingtons Brewery at the bottom. So I got told by one of the trustees when I was delivering industrial fluorescent lights there.

Having tasted the stuff,I can believe it.

Once the hole you’ve dug is no longer of any use to you,fling Rangers in it and bury the evidence.

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MARSPAPA

Common enough occurrence,mate. Mad though,as you say.

I had to drive a Bedford-style truck on occasion in the early 90s. Hated it,it had all the aerodynamics of a brick. Only way to get any speed up-and fuel consumption down-was to sit in tight behind a bus or lorry. Doesn’t have improve your concentration though!!!

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Ill have a guess at the singer being McCAFF.

I’m only allowed on the karaoke when they want to clear the bar at the end of the night…

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Looks like the Naps competition is on hold too. Ireland has discontinued its plans to run one meeting a day behind closed doors.

Sha Tin at Hong Kong may be an option,mind.

fan-a-tic

Hope the Dyson ventilators the government has commissioned work better and for longer than the overpriced piece of shit vacuum cleaner my wife bought?
Lasted about as long as a hun title challenge.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

FAN-A-TIC

Mine only cost me a score nearly twenty years ago. Brand new,in box,no questions asked.

Still going strong though the power switch has to be taped down. Not that it gets used as often as,say,my Mum uses hers!

Bada Bing

South Lanarkshire Council, think it’s a good idea to stop bin collections, here comes rats with more diseases, fly tipping as the dump is closed, surely this is essential work?

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