Hazard Pay

All footballers up north deserve it for having to put up with additional occupational risks in the form of bent bigotted referees, but that’s not the type of hazard pay Im writing about today.
The news that we will tie down our new keeper long term and on much improved terms is music to my ears.


Not only is he a fellow Ulsterman, a very fertile breeding ground with regards to Glasgow Celtic, but he has the raw ingredients to go far in the game.
For starters at 6’6” he has the right size for a keeper, at 22 he has the world at his feet, plus he has displayed a tendency to be vocal and brave in his box, something so very missing under our Greek keeper.


Although hard to miss I must tip my hat to whoever discovered and initially signed the bhoy, and now Stevie Woods has a proper challenge on his hands.
His task is not only to turn this kid into our long term keeper, but to ensure he fulfills his potential.


Neil and Stevie did one hell of a job on big Lurch in this regard, stated by Lenny to be one of his biggest achievements. They took him from Newcastle reserves to being the England keeper, which all can rightly be proud of, so no wonder it hurt getting turned down for a subs bench.


The challenge is to repeat that with Conor now, but then keep him once matured. Northern Ireland is far from blessed with great keepers, and I dont rate the Republics that highly either. Being number one at Celtic would more or less guarantee he is selected for one of the national team’s, he has chosen the right team in that respect.


Considering he broke through younger than Frazer, is an actual Celtic fan, and stands just an inch smaller than Lurch, the potential is clearly there to surpass the Englishman. In fact at his age in possession of the jersey, there’s not many goalie records he couldn’t smash with us given time. And time being on his side, plus being young enough to eradicate the flaws, it really is no exaggeration stating he could make that jersey his for the next decade. That should be his aim.


However, much credit must go to Lenny for actually throwing him in between the sticks. Unlike KT and David Marshall, there was no shortage of available bodies, just a shortage of competency. Its nice to stumble upon someone sure, but that points to a blindness to potential.
In deciding to forget the pricetag and experience under the belt of not one but two others in order to give Conor the nod, Neil took a very brave decision that could well have backfired. The fact he wasn’t forced into this decision, but felt strong enough to make the call and follow his heart bodes well for us all.


At a mere 22 years young, this weekend offers the opportunity of a dream start to his Celtic career. To not only break into the team, to not only sign a new bumper contract, but to start collecting winners medals all in the space of one month, why that would be very very special indeed. Can’t think of a better start to be honest, hopefully cementing a lifelong love affair.
As you can probably tell, I would start him.
And tell him go break Hearts Conor.

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December 16, 2020 4:09 am

Timely piece but will he get a start on Sunday? MMmmm.
So far he’s proved he has ability & temperament & his loans spells at Falkirk, Partick Thistle & Dundee will have helped blood him.
Defenders want a confident keeper behind them with a LOUD voice & as you say he seems to have both.
Barkas looks small by comparison & seems much less confident.
It’s been a nightmare so far for him – coming to a new club, new language etc only to find that the defence & midfield in front of him are chopped & changed regularly or not organised at basic set pieces. He has ability but his personal confidence seems shot.
Unless he finds his mojo soon, I expect him to stay on the bench & move on at the end of the season – sale or loan.
There’s a great opportunity for Conor though.
6’6″? He must be the tallest guy in the squad now.

December 16, 2020 4:29 am

If Lenny handy said anything we would all assume the same team again, if it’s not broke etc.
He did say those who got us there, but should we extend that to the keeper? I understand Broony and Rogic, maybe Ryan, but I’m not sure if that loyalty should extend to Barkas.

After reading the reports he and misses are unsettled I was not surprised, and I see his benching as confirmation he will move on as I believe if we believed in him or seen him as long termhe would be played through this spell to show loyalty.
That leaves Bain who has proven calamitous.

So it’s actually in everyone’s best interests to get the bhoy playing and see how good he is. That way we can decide if we need a number one or number two in the summer or both.With the other two not the full time answer why give them the experience and possible winners medal that would send the lad over the moon?
To keep him playing would be a big sign he is our bhoy now, and these are the perks that come with that.

Not being able to see the logic in bringing anyone else in I must admit I will be gutted if he doesn’t start. The confidence that could be gained should not be lost, and being so young should defeat happen it’s unlikely to fall on his shoulders.

He along with Turnbull and Soro are the new spine we all have hopes for. Its a good start.

Bedtime in a frigid central California
Hail Hail

December 16, 2020 5:00 am

Great to see young Conor getting a much improved contract. Would love to see him start on Sunday. No Broony for me – cameo and lifting the Cup sure but not to start

Rebus67, Thank you for the excellent, fullsome reply t’uther day. Apologies for not getting back.

Some really excellent leads and thought provoking comments on Sentinnel Celts in the last few days… it really has raised the bar.

Auldheid @ 6:17 pm,

That’s an interesting situation, asking for assurances of the CST before joining!? The litigation thing overlaps another concern I have.

David Low gave a very good interview on the ACSOM podcast, it was informative and it was easy to agree with what he was saying and his approach, it was interesting that he has little time for Mr Bankier but thought calls for big Pedro to go were controversial!?

Yet my concern is this, from memory, and I could well be wrong, I thought that one aim of the trust was to get a seat on the Celtic Board as a supporters representative.

Firstly there could be an issue with conflicts of interest between CST aims and objectives and Celtic’s “Company Interests”. Secondly and it’s a related point, what is to stop any representative going native. All the NEDs have by the look of things, they obviously know how to seduce…

Now to my usual bugbears that you touch on, the Celtic Board…

“…will engage with the relevant authorities as appropriate in the interests of the Company, providing an update when possible.”

Yet they also say…

“The club remains of the view that an independent review by the Scottish FA is the best way forward but that’s a matter the board can’t control. The Scottish FA started disciplinary proceedings regarding the 2011 licensing process in May, 2018. In May 2020, the Scottish FA determined not to continue to progress those proceedings.

So, who are they engaging with and about what? It’s nonsensical.

As you are aware, one thing Celtic wanted a review on was the LNS Commission, both they and the SPFL asked the SFA for this.

Now the LNS Commission was set up by the SPL, not the SFA. The (very poor) excuse given at the time was that the SFA couldn’t hold the commission as they were the Appellate authority.

And yet, as this spfl press release (in the wake of the court’s Rangers ebt decision) clearly states, the SPL never had the power to pursue many aspects of Rangers wrongdoing…


The fact remains that the advice from Counsel was that the SPFL could not take any “further disciplinary proceedures”. There is no reason shown why the SPFL could not do it’s own independent review into the SPL, LNS Commission and surronding events. After all, the SFA review that Celtic requested was never intended to lead further disciplinary procedures – it was to “establish the facts” and “learn the appropriate lessons.”

Now, in that press release, we have:-


Question 1

Does Senior Counsel consider that it would be competent for the decisions of the LNS Commission as regards sanction to be reopened/revisited by the LNS Commission on the application of the SPFL Limited in the light of a material subsequent change of circumstances, viz the decision and/or reasoning of the Inner House being upheld by the Supreme Court, or is the LNS Commission functus as regards sanction notwithstanding any such change in circumstances?  It is appreciated that such [re-opening] would give rise to complications as regards the £250,000 fine and the Arbitration.

8. I answer this question in the negative.

9. The Commission was appointed under the 2012 edition of the SPL Rules G1.1 and G1.2. I assume that the reference in Rule G7.3 to Rule D1.2 is a misprint and that it ought to refer to G1.2. On that assumption the decision of the Commission is “final and binding on the parties”, subject only to any appeal to the Scottish FA. It follows that the Commission is functus and cannot be asked to reopen its proceedings.

So there it is, rather than “request” the SFA to have independent review – which would establish the facts and learn the appropriate lessons. The SPFL could have compelled the SFA to act by launching an appeal, also the SFA could take disciplinary procedures.

So instead of enacting the pantomime to make a request to the SFA that it was always going to refuse, why didn’t Celtic use it’s considerable influence with the SPFL and for that matter, why didn’t the SPFL itself…

A – Set up it’s own independent review

B – Launch an appeal to the SFA.

We know why. What we heard on Monday was a continuation of the – our hands are tied sham, after all that’s been exposed, after the demonstrations, this Celtic Board are going to brass neck it out because the old firm business model, which needs a strong Rangers is in the Company’s Best Interests.

Hail Hail

December 16, 2020 6:50 am

I was prompted to have a look at your post made at 12-36pm yesterday. I’m grateful for the heads up, as it makes for very good reading and is worthy of a wider audience.
You capture the feelings of many thousands I’m sure.

At the end of your post you write;

“As a support we have to get behind the trust. I know some feel it’s a pointless exercise because it will take too long yada yada but we need a united voice. We won’t do it with single voices on blogs.”

This is where we differ to an extent. I agree it may be worth enrolling in the trust movement, but as you say, some feel it a pointless exercise as it will take too long to see any results.

Every sentence PL utters is done with one thing in mind. £’s. Preserving his handsomely paid position and maximising his bonus. The supporters are of secondary importance. His sound bytes at the AGM of being born a Celtic supporter, and caring for the club cut no ice with me. His actions, and in some cases lack of action, tell me all I need to know about him.
In particular, his part in the shameful treatment of the Res 12 guys. If people want to look at that one thing in isolation, just that one, it should be all that is required to say enough is enough.

The irony in all of this is that the real power is in the hands of the supporters. I know it’s not something you personally agree with, and indeed many others will agree with you, but the threat of non renewal will undoubtedly get the attention of this board. In fact, it is the ONLY action that will get their immediate attention.

Lawwell spoke about the excellent work the support liaison officer does. A campaign needs implemented to get as many supporters as possible to mail him and pledge that they will not renew this coming season whilst the board refuses to act upon the evidence provided by the res 12 team.

Everyone agreed the treatment these guys were subjected to was disgusting, well is it not an insult to each and everyone of them to acknowledge such yet be prepared to hand over £600 plus per person to those who oversaw such shameful behaviour? That in itself is an insult to those fought the res 12 fight. They were the ones who demonstrated that they really do have the best interests of the club at heart. Not by mealy mouth words. By action, with no self interest.

Throughout history, boycotts have proven effective . ( I’d actually prepared a list of such successes but no need to post them. Most people will already know they are effective and this post is long enough!)

So whilst I know the boycott idea will fall on many deaf ears, I reiterate, it’s the only action that will have any effect.
I can tell you for a fact that the appetite for such a move is gaining pace. There’ll never be a better opportunity to strike.

Anyhow I need to get to work. Good day all.

December 16, 2020 8:51 am

I hope we don’t make the same mistake with Conner that we made with Marshall and Given. And I hope the Hearts goalie doesn’t bite us in the ass on Sunday
I went into CQN for the first time in ages to read more info on the AGM and what was the most controversial subject was Paul’s leader. The punters were all over him , the whole time I was reading I was thinking what are you guys doing writing here you should be over on SCs
I was surprised to read last night BMCUWP got a red card on CQN who did he elbow or did he smash with his forearm?
The Boards antics remind me of the Nixon admin when the press and the people caught on to them they circled the wagons and stick together. But don’t worry the cracks will only get bigger as more and more fans feel like they are being used or lied to
Like many on here I can’t thank the 4 resolutioners enough for what they have done

December 16, 2020 9:03 am

Good Morning all.
Some cracking posts today and in the past wee while. I believe what is needed is for the Celtic Trust to make it clear at their meeting with PL tomorrow that, unless positive change (action) is taken, then they will recommend to all their members that they should hold back on renewing their season tickets, where appropriate. This is the only measure that the Board understand.

Bada Bing
December 16, 2020 9:04 am

Mahe- I haven’t heard Barkas cant settle, El Hamed’s family went back to Israel a few months ago.

December 16, 2020 9:56 am

Hazard should start on Sunday.
Great to see a youth product making the breakthrough.
I don’t think we should give up on Barkas yet as his introduction was behind a team who would make a sieve seem watertight.
It’s no wonder his confidence is low.
Every team needs at least 2 competent goalies.

Noel Skytrot
December 16, 2020 11:18 am

When you watch the games were Barkas is playing he looks like a very nervous keeper, it could be that he’s still to adapt to the cultural differences, it could also be that he’s not had any stability in front of him or the pressure is too much for him. Nobody knows but he’ll have to get with it soon.

PS: he’ll probably play at the William Dome and have a man of the match performance. Lol

December 16, 2020 12:38 pm

Noel Skytrot
Some of the greatest keepers of all time playing behind a defense where Nir who guarantees a mistake every game was considered our best centre half would have been justifiably nervous.
Must have been like that circus act where they strap you to a spinning wheel and throw large sharp knives at you.

December 16, 2020 1:07 pm

Afternoon All,


A thing of beauty
December 16, 2020 1:41 pm

There is a huge part of me that thinks we should boycott the season books. Could I do it? I’m very unsure but if as freisdorfer suggests, the trust tell Lawwell that we want change and will withhold en masse then I would very much consider it. These charlatans need to realise they are custodians of the club and it’s future. They are not there to feather their own nest. For the highest paid CEO in British football to find himself getting the run around from a man described in a court of law as a mendacious liar and then pat himself on the back is laughable. He’s been mugged off by con men and should be mortified. Instead all his chums on the board are telling him don’t worry, could’ve happened to anyone. Unbelievable.

December 16, 2020 1:47 pm

For a bit more behind the scenes insight on, och you know what, have a look at


The host there helped pay some legal bills. He was the good cop on CQN.


December 16, 2020 1:55 pm


If Ryan Christie is selected I’d put it down to him being one of the triers during the lapse period.

He is a “player” in my book and would probably not take or be subject to the same batterings as Frimpong.

Even then subs are allowed so depending on the score I can see loyalty being rewarded.

So keep Turnbull and Soro as starters, probably give Eddy a start and if the going gets comfortable loyalty can come into play.

I’ve not seen enough of Hazard yet to know if he is a player. Needs to make saves Barkas didnt to put too much expectation on his shoulders but I hope you are right of course.

Noel Skytrot
December 16, 2020 2:04 pm

Fan a tic, indeed. I just think he has a look of nervousness every time the opposition shoot for goal or cross into the box. I’ve friends who are PAOK fans and they tell me he’s a great keeper and just needs to settle. Time will tell.

December 16, 2020 2:07 pm


Concur 100% a chara. A boycott of season tickets and merchandise is the only thing to force the PLC to engage in meaningful dialogue with the support, assume the CST in this instance but they have yet to convince me they are up to the task and more importantly will reflect the wishes and aspirations of the majority of the rank n file support.


Also can’t see why the disaffected on CQN just don’t switch channels. This is only my opinion but i truly hope that the CQN blog owners name will be long remembered by the Celtic support as one who knowingly and openly colluded with the current PLC when we wrest control of our club back from the charlatans. It really is baffling as it used to be such a great site for Celts and has done some absolutely outstanding charitable work.

Capt Boycott CSC

Big Audio Dynamite
December 16, 2020 2:12 pm

Ryan Christie shouldn’t even be at Hampden, let alone considered for selection! Keep playing players whose heads are elsewhere, and it is a recipe for disaster. I know I can’t watch anymore of his attempts at FKs & corners

I believe this has played a big part in our results this season. playing 2 or 3 players who are only giving you 70% effort will see results begin to suffer. My guess is, Neil has been told to keep playing them anyway.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 16, 2020 2:19 pm

Is David Low still involved (In any capacity) with the Rangers Supporters Trust?

Big Audio Dynamite
December 16, 2020 2:42 pm

The Scottish cup final of 1951-2, between Motherwell and Dundee, had a crowd of 130,000! 😯

December 16, 2020 2:48 pm

B.A.D., I think Mahe & Bobby were at that game.

December 16, 2020 2:49 pm

I think perspective is needed on the goalie front.
Neither Barkas or Bain have been calamitous.
They just haven’t made many big saves at a time they were essential.
FF won us games like final against huns and both legs against Lazio with incredible shotstopping.
Bain and Barkas have yet to do that and may never.

The Gombeen Man
December 16, 2020 3:15 pm


I’m not sure but it’s something he needs to clarify…

Daily Ranger 30/3/10 ( updated 2012).

Rangers takeover backer David Low is Celtic fan behind 90s Parkhead rescue
EXCLUSIVE: ONE of the men who saved Celtic from financial ruin 16 years ago is involved in a planned fans’ buy-out at Ibrox.

00:00, 30 MAR 2010UPDATED17:02, 1 JUL 2012

ONE of the men who saved Celtic from financial ruin 16 years ago is involved in a planned fans’ buy-out at Ibrox.

David Low, a self-confessed Celtic fanatic and season-ticket holder, has been offering advice to the Rangers Supporters Trust who are attempting to gain control of the cash-strapped champions.

But despite weekend reports, Scotland’s richest man Jim McColl is not prepared to plough any of his £800million fortune into Rangers and will play no part in any buy-out bid.

But what Record Sport can reveal is that financial analyst Low is playing a role in a behindthe-scenes rescue package that would hand ownership of the club to the fans.

Fury The 50 -yea r-old consultant had a major part in the Fergus McCann takeover of Celtic in 1994 that prevented the Parkhead club from going to the wall.

And he was asked by one of the Trust’s key men to help piece together a simi lar multi-million-pound deal across the city although his involvement will provoke fury among a section of the support.

Part of the Trust was unhappy with h is involvement and Low has tried to back off.

Last year he was approached by another party interested in buying out Sir David Murray’s stake but knocked them back because he was, in his words, an “unreconstructed Celtic fan”.

“It would not work. I am an unreconstructed Celtic fan. But business is business and that should not be an obstacle.

“Even if I could convince myself to do it, and to accept all the nonsense that would come with it, there are people around Rangers who are just not ready to deal with someone like me taking on a role such as this. It would damage the business itself, with threats of boycotts and such like.

“It would be like Mo Johnston times 10. It didn’t seem feasible.”

The fan ownership would need to be underwritten by a wealthy businessman or consortium prepared to buy the club for a nominal fee and then pay off the £30million debt to Lloyds TSB.

Influence Low has other interested parties who would work in tandem with fans buying into a membership system, giving them the right to elect a board and influence major policy decisions.

Around 20,000 supporters would be required to stump up £600 initially and then contribute £15 a month over five years to cover the club’s running costs.

So far Low has not received a fee for his work but should the RST succeed in gaining control of their club he would be entitled to a slice of the deal.

Talks with the Ibrox hierarchy are at an early stage but, barring any major objections, the blueprint for a takeover could be in place within three months.

Rangers have not attracted a concrete bid since being put up for sale three years ago and manager Walter Smith admitted he would be open to fans’ buy-out.

Smith said: “Everything is worth looking at.”

Property developer Andrew Ellis is still considering a takeover.

Mike in Toronto
December 16, 2020 3:25 pm


Believe it or not, I had forgotten about Low’s dealings with RST. It does raise questions that need to be addressed.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 16, 2020 3:25 pm

Jim, really amazing star that when you think about it,eh?. I know there are a lot of reasons we will never see anything like it again,but I think it’s worth mentioning it was a completely working class game back then. These days, in most households, it is a big financial commitment having a couple of SBs. Wonder if it was pay at the gate,eh? also wonder how many neutrals were at that game? 🙂

Ps- I used to have the match programme

Big Audio Dynamite
December 16, 2020 3:36 pm

The Gombeen Man- Wasn’t sure if it was you who mentioned it previously, although I noticed the post didn’t even raise a “What?!” Cheers 👍

As a much wiser man than me once said, Mmm!

big packy
December 16, 2020 3:44 pm

lets not rush young connor just let him bed in quietly, i remember a young goalkeeper called frank haffey was supposed to be the bees knees, his first full international in 1960 ,he saved a bobby charlton penalty in a 1-1 draw at hampden, and in fact his next international game against england at wembley he managed to keep the score down to 5 with 12 minutes to go, the rest as they say is history, a good singer by the way, remember going with frank to the larkhall sports and social club, and he delivered a beautiful rendition of danny boy, it nearly brought the house down quite literally, there was tables and chairs flying everywhere, boy could i run in those days, and frank was not very far behind.👍

Mike in Toronto
December 16, 2020 3:45 pm


It does highlight a key problem with Scottish football …for a small country (population wise), there are too many clubs, and too many people involved who are making money from it …. so you end up with too many groups protecting their own turf, and too many connections between various groups …

what there is not enough of is transparency..

December 16, 2020 3:53 pm

McCaff from yesterday

Bankier: Incompetent OR lying bastard?

The two are not mutually exclusive. Personally, I believe him to be incompetent AND a lying bastard. Both of these ‘values’ are pretty much part of the job description for members of the PLC board. Hail Hail.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 16, 2020 4:05 pm

Mike – And purely coincidental you understand,the man who was the financial advisor to the “Rebels” of 94, is the very same guy who just happens to reach the top position in the Celtic supporters Trust, at the exact moment that calls for change are reaching crescendo again. Timing is everything.

It’s strictly business, Mike (in a Sicilian accent)

December 16, 2020 4:37 pm


Would have no problem with young Connor between the sticks on Sunday. Good stuff, as per

I do feel for Barkas in particular. Surely, the club has a duty of care towards players arriving from foreign climes, to make sure that they settle in quickly, and are not forced into a life of loneliness. Such a situation cannot be good for the man’s mental health. The same should also apply to youngsters, perhaps leaving England or Ireland to play for the Celts. However, I also understand that we live isn strange times, at the moment.

If Barkas stays, I believe he will return to his best form. We have already seen how good Bain can be. FFS, Gordon Banks or Lev Yashin would have struggled this season, playing behind the worst defence since the 90s. It almost made me teary-eyed for the halcyon days of yore, when Davie Moyes and big Pearse O’Leary were strutting their stuff. Happy days indeed.

Big Packy

Loved the Larkhall story. Funnily enough, in all my days, I have never met a Larkhall Hun. I have met dozens of people from Larkhall…and they have all been mad, mental Tim’s. Suppose you would have to be, living there.

Oh, aye nearly forgot. Back to goalkeepers. We could do worse than scour Ireland for goalies that have played Gaelic Football…now there is a game.

Hail Hail.

big packy
December 16, 2020 4:48 pm


A thing of beauty
December 16, 2020 5:03 pm


December 16, 2020 5:05 pm

David Low was elected as Chairman of the Celtic Trust in January 2020, following the untimely death of the previous Chair. So, current circumstances are unrelated. I was not aware of the Rangers Trust factor, and that should certainly be clarified imo.

A thing of beauty
December 16, 2020 5:09 pm

I echo what Freisdorfer said. We also see people on this blog stating they know people who are involved with the trust and they are beyond reproach. I was unaware that David Lowe was involved with the RST but I trust him and the people within the trust that Celtic and change within the structure and leadership is their sole focus of attention now.

big packy
December 16, 2020 5:19 pm

if david low or lowe had anything to do with that mob he should be told in no uncertain circumstances to sling his hook,,just my opinion obviously.H,H,

The Gombeen Man
December 16, 2020 5:43 pm


I’m sure there are/were plenty of good people involved in the RST.

The concern is (for me) Pedro will be looking for another “conduit” as the inevitable starts to unfold and folk start to ask questions.

Smoke and mirrors etc..

Just something to be aware of.

Jeanette Finlay has worked tirelessly for years.

I sincerely hope it works out.

HH & Till later,

December 16, 2020 5:49 pm

David Low’s credibility as a dyed in the wool Tim is beyond reproach.

December 16, 2020 5:49 pm

Howdy folks.

Bada, re Barkas I believe it was yer man that’s in the know on the WhatsApp group claimed he is unsettled.

On the Trust I get the mistrust, but something that’s being overlooked imo is the fact it’s a one man one vote organization.
In easier terms, we dont like the direction we vote to change it.
Yer man in charge doesn’t step up there’s plenty high profile Sellic fans that we all know and trust who could fill the void, and then go full steam ahead.

As Auldheid has been pointing out there is a non monetary option to just join. Those with misgivings could easily sign up and see what’s it’s about before even thinking of donating. That’s a plus. The more members the stronger the hand they can play.

I notice DL advised the RST back in the day. Ah well. Can’t see the crime. Advice is just that. A proper RST would be in the best interests of the game I believe. Joining it would be a different issue if he had. The fellow always comes across well when I hear him and I do believe has the betterment of Celtic at heart so in the absence of any others who are thinking of taking on the club via a group he gets my personal support and best wishes.

The fact that fans can’t attend anyway could help a boycott no end. I imagine a 20% drop would really get the boards attention and 50% would see the red alert button pressed. The man who can’t make a Zoom meeting would get involved then.

I feel clear aims would help for the Trust ie we want Peter and Bankie out and non-sycophants brought in to replace them. We want a DoF so we stop wasting precious cash. We need to create a media position that hits back at the bent press.
And grant access to the bloggers of course.

Gonna do some chores.
Hail Hail

Mike in Toronto
December 16, 2020 6:37 pm

So, WBA sack Bilic (who I always liked, even if his record at club management is a bit underwhelming) and replaced him with …

Sam Allardyce. This is Big Sam’s 13th managerial appointment … in spite of rumors (and sometimes more than that) of dodgy dealings dogging him during his career….

December 16, 2020 6:47 pm

Big Packy

Cheers, mo chara.

Would return the favour wae a cyber pint, if I could work this feckin’ mobile phone.

A proud Luddite, so I am.

Hail Hail.

Mike in Toronto
December 16, 2020 6:48 pm

Arsenal trailing at home to Southampton …. if we dont want Bilic, Arteta is likely to be available tomorrow….

big packy
December 16, 2020 6:53 pm

MAGUA, cheers pal, ive had 3 mobile phones in the past 12 months, havent a clue how to use any of them, especially texts, just ask BMCUW, another true story,😎😎

big packy
December 16, 2020 6:58 pm

I remember the red telephone box, where we used to go to make a call even before we all had telephones in our houses, when we got our own telephone in 1969/70 i spent all night dialling the speaking clock, it was such a novelty,.another true story,😎

December 16, 2020 7:47 pm

It may be old news, but the more I think about the Arfield birthday party fiasco, the angrier I become.

First of all, the Huns knew within minutes of the situation, and promptly suspended the two fall-guys. So who tipped them off? The Fuzz would be my best bet.

Are we to believe that the birthday boy, did not attend his own party? Or that other Rangers* players were not there?

And then Wee Nicola praised this mob, for their prompt actions. Shocking, totally shocking.

All other clubs whose players broke covid rules, were hauled over the coals…and quite rightly so.

Now, there is more to this, than the Establishment Team once again breaking the law, and having no sanctions applied. If, as I suspect, most of their players attended said party, then the whole club should have been quarantined. Who knows where they would now be, if laws were applied fairly.

So, what can be done.?

Well firstly, there is no time-bar on corruption. Given that the peelers closed the case PDQ, if under FOI legislation we request details of the case, they cannot hide behind the usual ‘we cannot comment on a on-going case’ crap.

If they pull the old ‘we cannot release details of cases to members of the public’, ask your MP or MSP to act on your behalf. Though probably best not to ask Wee Dougie Ross or Murdo Fraser, for obvious reasons.

And, it gets better. Bombard the Complaints Against Police unit at the PF Office. These two organisations tend to not get on too well.

Act like the Rest 12 guys… Persistence Beats Resistance.

Hail Hail.

December 16, 2020 8:00 pm


I was talking to ATHINGOFBEAUTY earlier and we got onto the subject of a boycott. I’m instictively against it for a number of reasons,though I realise it is the only real option available to the fans.

Plus,as I said to her,what if it isn’t effective? You organise a boycott and everyone turns up,that would be as bad as organising a party and no-one turns up!

“What,like Scott Arfield?”,she replied.


December 16, 2020 8:07 pm

Bobby, just a nudge for tomorrow article pls 🙂

Cosy Corner Bhoy
December 16, 2020 8:10 pm

Re David Low and Celtic Trust : Firstly, I would have thought previous involvement with proposed take-over by RST of the immediate post-2012 Govan Works X1 would come under the heading of ‘professional advice’, as he is a Financial Advisor. Secondly, he has to, my knowledge, been described on this blog and others as a ‘Tim’ by well known Celtic fans and as such it’s as good as a testimonial!
MIT especially…. sometimes you have to hold you nose to do business 😩.

December 16, 2020 8:11 pm

Spawn of Dallas has had to pull out of hun game after injuring himself in warm up lol 😂😂

December 16, 2020 8:11 pm


On it,mate.