Get It Right Next Time

Morning,all.

I’ve still not got over that display on Sunday,and as I’ve already said,I’ll NEVER get over that abomination of a strip that we wore on the day either. I’ve got a few Celtic polo shirts which are predominantly grey,including the official Swindon Shamrock CSC one. Pretty smart leisurewear,even on me. 

But then,none of them have lime green trim. Anyway…

I suppose there is one minor benefit to the stupidity of having a World Cup Finals tournament in Qatar in the middle of a season,and that is the reduced number of international breaks before then. An associated benefit is that we won’t have very many of our players actually playing there,though those who do will probably need a breather afterwards-depending on how long their participation lasts.

Is it selfish to hope they all face an early exit? Yes,it is actually. Representing your country at these Finals is regarded by many players as the highest honour they can achieve in the game,and it would be churlish to deny them their,erm,place in the sun. So I’ll reluctantly wish them all well when the time comes. Just return in one piece,etc.

Of course,when other members of our squad are off globetrotting on behalf of their respective nations,some little piggies stay at home. During this period,I expect that AP will have them ticking over at training,while working on any weaknesses which he and his staff have identified. It won’t be ten days off for them,just ten days of having a slightly reduced intensity at Lennoxtown.

I mentioned on Tuesday some things that I thought needed some work,like overhitting crosses,not attacking the ball in our own box as we defend crosses or set pieces,making the wrong decision in dangerous areas-or taking too long to make the right one,and losing the opportunity as a result.

These are really only minor tweaks,a matter of reminding players of what came so easily to them last season,or during our 364 day run in other words. Ange also shouldered his share of the blame for Sunday,suggesting that he had got the team selection wrong on the day. I rather suspect that he was alluding to the number of changes made,rather than the individuals involved.

Last month,he made NINE changes against Ross County,in the midweek cup tie just before we played Sevco. When asked if that team selection was made with the weekend in mind,his reply was a classic putdown to the SMSM.

No,they were made with tonight in mind!

With an international break coming up,there was little if any requirement to be resting players,so I can only assume that he had already decided that Aaron Mooy was ready for his full league debut as a midfield anchor,having played his way to fitness. That DT and CalMac were worth a go in those leading midfield roles,and that Haksabanovic was ready to give it a pop from the start out left.

Can’t argue with the man who has been such a proven success in his short time here.

The defensive changes though,they were largely forced on him by injury,and should perhaps have had him wondering at the wisdom of making those planned changes as well. There is little he can do if his first choice right back and two centre backs from last season are injured,and he clearly felt that the replacements had never let him down before. Which is true,so why let it worry him?

The result of it all though was clear for all to see. Two centre backs who were strangers to each other,and a right back whose talents are obvious,but who needs continued game time to show them to the full. A striker playing with an unfamiliar partner on his left,and one out of position on his right. A midfield anchor short of game time,another midfielder with even less game time,and the third in an unfamiliar role on the right of the formation to accommodate them.

Aye,there is work to be done on the training ground. But maybe the players in our squad aren’t as flexible as we had previously thought. Ange won’t be working the players too hard during this break,but I suspect he will be burning the midnight oil trying to figure out how to avoid a repeat of Sunday if and when we get hit with injuries again.

And you know what? I’m confident that he will have the answers. 

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Prestonpans bhoys

Morning all,

Think we have over egged the pudding on this defeat, the opposition had 20% possession and two shots on target both ended in the back of the net 😵Moreover our defence was not pulled all over the place either.😱

Midfield was another matter and we wasted 45 minutes on a combination which was not working. It is not mandatory to wait for just a length of time before making changes, if it obviously isn’t working change it immediately!

Auldheid

I’ve been reasonably upbeat about the back room running of Celtic. One of the reasons was being told Celtic had a representative on the UEFA group rewriting FFP into FSR. No it wasnt PL. However naming him was not something I wanted to mention in public because of reaction from Ibrox madmen.

However here is a Herald Article that gives authority to that narrative where it sets out what Celtic said in the latest Financial Report.

The relevant section of Michael Nicholson’s review explains:
” Secondly, UEFA introduced significant enhancements in financial governance by introducing new Financial Sustainability Regulations to replace the previous Financial Fair Play Regulations.

“These are being introduced on a phased basis from summer 2022 and have the effect of introducing more rigorous spending controls and more definitive sanctions in order to create a sustainable future for the European Club environment.

“Celtic played a significant role at a strategic and technical level in the development of the new regulations, continuing to demonstrate our strategy of participating and contributing to the future of the game at the highest level.” https://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/22328330.celtics-key-strategic-input-financial-fair-play-replacement-revealed/

Seems more than one way to skin a cat. Clever stuff to strengthen rules that served Rangers financial recklessness in the past but no more.

Chairbhoy

BMCUWPS,

Yes the changes were massively interesting, I’m going to touch in something that maybe should be left for more proof…

… Jota seemed to me to be doing a Ryan Christie against Shakhtar, maybe he was asked to play slightly differently or maybe the opposition was just better at closing the angles but he wasn’t playing those decisive passes and trying those wonderful assists, he was doing it all himself.

Was there a bit of shop window there!? Hope not.

Maybe reading to much into it but Ange said after the St Mirren game – Sometimes, after what we have achieved over the last sort of 15 months, there is always a timely reminder not to get too far ahead of yourself”

There must have been players in Ange’s ear claiming they were worth a start, quite frankly on the St Mirren performance we have a first team.

Yesterday was a good read, thanks Magua et al for the feedback – ATOB hit the nail on the head as per…

Hail Hail

CFC

Both goals on our weaker right side. SW lost at the first, AR couldn’t jump, St M guy was pushing down and AM lost his man.

Second should have been disallowed for a clear push.
It didn’t happen on the day. We have 8 league games til WC break to reassert ourselves.

Correction to the leader – front three from ko were Abada. Kyogo Daizen.
Jota on for Daizen at ht. Sead came on in 57 mins for Abada. There was little unfamiliarity with the front three.

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CFC

Oooops,correct!

Jobo Baldie

Good morning, friends.
Bobby, whilst the World Cup is on aren’t our non participating players (I.e. most of our squad) off to take part in The Sydney Cup? Not sure for how long or whether it’ll include some warm weather training time too. Better than a month at Lennoxtown, I suppose.

CFC

BMCUW

It certainly felt from ko that they were strangers😀

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JOBO

They are,but it is barely the equivalent of a couple of summer preseason friendlies. The break for the tournament itself lasts for five weeks.

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AULDHEID

Interesting indeed that Celtic had a place at the table. I wonder how much influence their personal and professional experience over the past two decades and more influenced our input to the decision making.

CFC

Auldheid

The ramifications of the new FSR are clearly already being felt down Ibrox way.

I like the emphasis on:
“have the effect of introducing more rigorous spending controls and more definitive sanctions in order to create a sustainable future for the European Club environment”.

Let’s hope it is something that the powers that be uphold without fear or favour.

bada bing1

Kay Burley on Sky News calling us out for St Mirren protest,with Ian Blackford,who ‘totally condemns such behaviour ‘…….without mentioning his fellow Hibs fans,Dundee United,or Scotland fans last night…..

CFC

To be expected from a grovelling Royalist, who takes the oath.

GER57

Celtic dropped their first point away to St Mirren after winning their first eight league games in season 1966/67. That turned out no too bad.

fan

Watched Scotland last night and unsurprisingly commentators purred like little kittens every time Patterson played any pass.
His self inflicted injury as he got caught wrong side and overstretched was followed by an outpouring of grief unseen since the royalists last week over the death of an unelected monarch.
Woe is us they cried it is a big loss.
Boy had been ok but unspectacular to that point.
On came Hickey who took some flak from mssm in previous appearances for Scotland.
Wonder why?
Hickey then improves Scotland’s performance immediately and was a huge reason game turned in Scotlands favor.
Did receive praise but it’s guaranteed the same commentators will be clamoring for Patterson to be given number one right back slot when he returns to fitness.

GER57

If I remember correctly, Celtic had also won all their League Cup sectional games plus home and away wins v Zurich in the big cup. This 9 year old thought the sky had fallen in when we couldn’t beat St Mirren.

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GER57

Well remembered! Betcha you can’t remember last week,though…

(Like I couldn’t quite remember who replaced who up front!)

I don’t think we will see the game on Sunday as defining our season,far from it. But I do think that we can’t afford to simply shrug it off,that we need to look closely at all the things that went wrong and learn from them,put them right.

We are lucky in two respects though. Firstly,that everything that could go wrong went wrong-in the same match!-so our many screwups only cost us three points. And secondly,that Ange and his team will be working hard to avoid a repeat.

GER57

Auldheid
Over the years you have written here and elsewhere about forgiveness and how it can enable aggrieved parties to move on from trauma. But the offender must admit the fault so that forgiveness can happen.
I read it that you’d be content if no sanctions were applied to the Huns provided they admitted the doping etc and procedures were put in place to ensure no repeat.
it seems that our board, whilst stringing you and the Res12 bhoys along, were ensuring that UEFAs new rules dealt with the issues. If the Huns want to play in Europe, then they cannot continue as the old club did. That’s a big win for us.
I still condemn the board for their behaviour towards you, but they have achieved a great result here.

GER57

BMCUWP
Too right, Bobby. Can’t even remember what I had for breakfast lol.
I vividly remember going to those early season games. We were invincible, banging in goals for fun. It only lasted for nine years. Tragic!!

Bigrailroadblues

Good afternoon all from Zante. I really enjoy all inclusive holidays. Only managed 16 hours at the bar yesterday so I’ve applied for a refund.

Auldheid

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AULDHEID

Interesting indeed that Celtic had a place at the table. I wonder how much influence their personal and professional experience over the past two decades and more influenced our input to the decision making.
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Apart from what Celtic knew as result of these two letters from shareholders to UEFA in 2016 copied to Celtic:

27 May 2016: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6uWzxhblAt9VlVMT2Q0cnFLdTQ/view?resourcekey=0-KgFdsuQbqP_qawitjwKyiA

29 September 2016: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6uWzxhblAt9WHplSjV0cVkxc2M/view?resourcekey=0-EQCMNuAg2GbJM2_ZtiFmDw

The fact that Andre Traverso who was responsible for creating the new FSR was the recipient and responder to them might well have played its part in justifying the tightening of the rules under FSR.

He would not be a happy bunny when replying that UEFA would only deal with Celtic direct in future. I would be most surprised if he hadn’t eventually done so when forming FSR with Celtic represented in that exercise.

The letters are a long read folks but choc a bloc with evidence of skullduggery hopefully no longer possible by either The Rangers FC Ltd/RIFC Plc or the SFA.

The king

I think the strips a belter.🍀

Auldheid

CFC
Auldheid

The ramifications of the new FSR are clearly already being felt down Ibrox way.

I like the emphasis on:
“have the effect of introducing more rigorous spending controls and more definitive sanctions in order to create a sustainable future for the European Club environment”.

Let’s hope it is something that the powers that be uphold without fear or favour.
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Yup for sure. I suggested something on those lines back in 2010 at http://celticunderground.net/sfa-reform-one-down-three-to-go/ under Licensing Service. PL got a copy and noted it but there was no chance of support from SFA or other clubs, so bringing in the limit of spend on playing squad to a % of football income is sneaky but much needed change to remove the moral hazard that has plagued Scottish football ever since Sir David Murray took over the reins at Ibrox.

I think I’m going to have to find a new hobby 🙂

Surely, as has been the case in the past with FFP, there will now be a mountain of lawyers and accountants perusing the new FSR to see where they can manipulate the process and proceed, if not as normal, but, as near to past normal as possible. “Where’s there’s a will there’s a way!” ( I know Glass half empty post) :)) por cierto

CFC

Auldheid

At last, a structured financial environment where the Ibrox mob, in collusion with their enablers, cannot play fast and loose with the rules. Though as Por Cierto has hinted scrutinising the small print will exercise a few legal minds.

The immediate impact has been their inability to add to their player pool post CL qualification much to the average bears anger and incredulity.

I wonder what awaits them going forward.

Auldheid

GER57
Auldheid
Over the years you have written here and elsewhere about forgiveness and how it can enable aggrieved parties to move on from trauma. But the offender must admit the fault so that forgiveness can happen.
I read it that you’d be content if no sanctions were applied to the Huns provided they admitted the doping etc and procedures were put in place to ensure no repeat.
it seems that our board, whilst stringing you and the Res12 bhoys along, were ensuring that UEFAs new rules dealt with the issues. If the Huns want to play in Europe, then they cannot continue as the old club did. That’s a big win for us.
I still condemn the board for their behaviour towards you, but they have achieved a great result here.
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Ger many thanks and lots of lessons being learned on the way. I don’t condemn the Board now for acting in what they saw as the Company’s interest at the time, (though I was hopping mad at times) and I welcome Celtic’s FSR input since the truth set out over the years by shareholders has helped (in my opinion) the condition for reconciliation.

One we correction to ” But the offender must admit the fault so that forgiveness can happen.”

Whilst admission of guilt makes it easier to forgive it is not a condition for providing forgiveness. There is a good reason in that holding a resentment for too long is unhealthy for the victim and if the victim hands over to the wrongdoer the power to express guilt before forgiving then it is the victim who suffers more than the wrongdoer. The expression ” Not to forgive is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” says it all under the philosophy of forgiveness proposed by The International Forgiveness Institute that forgiving is healthy. (Lots of interesting work on the subject at https://internationalforgiveness.com/

The only condition for forgiveness to apply is that a wrong has to have taken place that has damaged another in some way or other. No wrongdoing, nothing to forgive.

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AULDHEID 1254

Correct. I’ve never been one for bearing grudges.

Lightly…

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BIGRAILROADBLUES

What is the name of the site owners? I want to short them prior to them going bust.

All inclusive and you are a combustible mix!

Auldheid

Por Cierto
Surely, as has been the case in the past with FFP, there will now be a mountain of lawyers and accountants perusing the new FSR to see where they can manipulate the process and proceed, if not as normal, but, as near to past normal as possible. “Where’s there’s a will there’s a way!” ( I know Glass half empty post) :)) por cierto
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The interesting thing about the % limitation to player squad spend is that it will be based on football income and player squad figures made public in any clubs published accounts.

This brings in a degree of transparency that is not possible under the confidentiality cover offered by the current licensing process now ending that has to abide by FSR.

Where you have transparency accountability then follows. Clubs should already have their own accountants poring over football income which is identified in FSR and playing squad expenditure should be identifiable from club accounts and signing players on 3-year contracts on big money now will have an impact in three years when 70% limit becomes the norm.

We live in a more transparent world now as result of social media and I doubt there will ever be another secret 5 Way Agreement. Some might take the risk of being caught but it is a lot higher.

Auldheid

With advance apologies for length here is a comparison of FFP 2011 and FSR 2022 in respect of overdue payables to tax authorities.

Article 50 (UEFA FFP 2010 applicable in 2011) – No overdue payables towards employees and social/tax authorities
1 The licence applicant must prove that as at 31 March preceding the licence season it has no overdue payables (as defined in Annex VIII) towards its employees or social and tax authorities as a result of contractual and legal obligations towards its employees that arose prior to the previous 31 December.
2 Payables are those amounts due to employees or social and tax authorities as a result of contractual or legal obligations towards employees. Amounts payable to people who, for various reasons, are no longer employed by the applicant fall within the scope of this criterion and must be settled within the period stipulated in the contract and/or defined by law, regardless of how such payables are accounted for in the financial statements.
3 The term “employees” includes the following persons:
a) All professional players according to the applicable FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players; and
b) The administrative, technical, medical and security staff specified in Articles 28 to 33 and 35 to 39.
4 The licence applicant must prepare a schedule showing all employees who were employed at any time during the year up to the 31 December preceding the licence season; i.e. not just those who remain at year end. This schedule must be submitted to the licensor.
5 The following information must be given, as a minimum, in respect of each employee:
a) Name of the employee;
b) Position/function of the employee;
c) Start date;
d) End date (if applicable);
e) The balance payable as at 31 December, including the due date for each unpaid element; and
f) Any payable as at 31 March (rolled forward from 31 December), including the due date for each unpaid element, together with explanatory comment.
6 The employees schedule must be approved by management and this must be evidenced by way of a brief statement and signature on behalf of the executive body of the licence applicant.
7 The licence applicant must reconcile the total liability as per the employee schedule to the figure in the financial statements balance sheet for ‘Accounts payable towards employees’ (if applicable) or to the underlying accounting records.
8 The licence applicant must submit to the auditor and/or the licensor the necessary documentary evidence showing the amount payable (if any), as at 31 December of the year preceding the licence season as well as any payable as at 31 March (rolled forward from 31 December), to the competent social/tax authorities as a result of contractual and legal obligations towards its employees.

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And the FSR 2022 version.

Article 72 (FSR 2022) No overdue payables to social/tax authorities
72.01
The licence applicant must prove that as at the 31 March preceding the licence season, it has no overdue payables (as defined in Annex H) to social/tax authorities as a result of contractual or legal obligations in respect of all employed individuals due to be paid by the 28 February preceding the licence season.
72.02
Payables are those amounts due to social/tax authorities as a result of contractual or legal obligations in respect of all employed individuals. Payables include, but are not limited to, personal income tax, pension fund payments, social security and similar payments.
72.03
The licence applicant must submit to the licensor a social/tax table as at the 28 February preceding the licence season showing:
a. total balance payable to the social/tax authorities;
b. total amount overdue as well as any remaining overdue amount as at 31 March (rolled forward from 28 February);
c. total amount deferred (as defined in Annex H);
d. total amount disputed (as defined in Annex H); and
e. total amount subject to a pending decision by the competent authority (as defined in Annex H).
72.04
The following information must be given, as a minimum, in respect of each overdue, deferred, disputed or pending amount as at 28 February, together with explanatory comment:
a. Name of the creditor;
b. Amounts overdue, including the due date(s) for each unpaid element and, if applicable, amounts settled between 28 February and 31 March together with the settlement dates as well as any remaining overdue payable as at 31 March (rolled forward from 28 February);
c. Amounts deferred, including the original and new due date(s) for each deferred element, and the date when a written agreement between the parties was concluded;
d. Amounts subject to a pending decision by the competent authority and a brief description of the licence applicant’s request; and
e. Amounts disputed, including the case references and a brief description of the positions of all involved parties.
72.05
The licence applicant must reconcile its liabilities as per the social/tax table to its underlying accounting records.
72.06
The licence applicant must confirm that the social/tax table is complete, accurate and in compliance with these regulations. This must be evidenced by way of a brief statement and signature by the executive body/authorised signatories of the licence applicant.

A lot more information to be provided now than before. I’ll post next the rules for subsequent monitoring by UEFA once licence granted

Auldheid

Article 56 – Responsibilities of the licensee (UEFA 2010 Monitoring Submissions)
The licensee (the Club) must:
a) cooperate with the licensor and the Club Financial Control Panel in respect of
their requests and enquiries;
b) provide the licensor and the Club Financial Control Panel with all necessary information and/or relevant documents to fully demonstrate that the monitoring requirements are fulfilled, as well as any other document requested and deemed to be relevant for club monitoring decision-making
(the reporting entity or combination of entities in respect of which information is required to be provided must be the same as for club licensing);
c) promptly notify the licensor in writing about any subsequent events that constitute a significant change to the information previously submitted to the licensor.
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Article 82 No overdue payables to social/tax authorities – enhanced (FSR 2022 Monitoring Submissions)
82.01
As at 15 July, 15 October and 15 January in the licence season, the licensee must have no overdue payables (as defined in Paragraph 72.02 and Annex H) to social/tax authorities as a result of contractual or legal obligations in respect of all employed individuals due to be paid by 30 June, 30 September and 31 December respectively.
82.02
The licensee must prepare and submit a declaration confirming total payables to social/tax authorities and the absence or existence of overdue payables by the deadline and in the form communicated by UEFA. Every licensee must declare its no overdue payables status as at 15 July and as at 15 October. If a licensee has overdue payables as at 15 July or as at 15 October, if it has deferred payables as at 15 October or if otherwise requested by the CFCB, then the licensee must also declare its no overdue payables status as at 15 January The licensor must confirm the completeness and accuracy of the licensee’s submission according to the licensor’s assessment procedures defined in Annex I.
82.03
The following information must be given, as a minimum, together with an explanatory comment:
Name of the creditor;
Amounts overdue as at 30 June/30 September/31 December, including the due date(s) for each unpaid element, any amounts settled between 30 June/30 September/31 December and 15 July/15 October/15 January respectively and the corresponding settlement dates;
Amounts deferred (as defined in Annex H) as at 30 June/30 September/31 December, including the original and new due date(s) for each deferred element, and the date when the written agreement between the parties was concluded;
Amounts subject to a pending decision by the competent authority (as defined in Annex H) as at 30 June/30 September/31 December and a brief description of the licensee’s request; and
Amounts disputed (as defined in Annex H) as at 30 June/30 September/31 December, including the case references and a brief description of the positions of all involved parties.

82.04
The licensee must reconcile its liabilities as per the social/tax information to its underlying accounting records.
82.05
The licensee must confirm that the social/tax information is complete, accurate and in accordance with these regulations. This must be evidenced by way of a brief statement and signature by the executive body/authorised signatories of the licensee.
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Given UEFA have said SFA are on their watch list both the SFA as Licensor and The Rangers FC Ltd the Licensee are not likely to lie as in the past.

big packy

true story, was in aldi this morning, elderly chap in front of me, well slightly older than me🤩ah your scottish he says, how did you know that i said, well you have got a dozen bottles of buckfast in your trolley🤩 hey he says have you heard of jimmy knapp yes i replied well me and him were big mates in the train drivers union, he used to take me up to the continental hotel in glasgow for a good p— up, now dont know if that was true, is there a continental hotel in glasgow????

jimthetim53

No but there is one in Budapest! I’m afraid he wasn’t telling you a true story!

Craig76

Big Packy
Don’t tell fibs, you had the King Billy tonic wine and not buckfast in your basket 😉🤣😀😵‍💫

big packy

CRAIG76 definitely buckfast🤩 JIM so he was telling fibs🤩

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BIGPACKY

I think the hotel at Central was owned by Continental just after Maggie flogged off the BR hotel network.

big packy

CHEERS bobby, he said he was a good friend of jimmy knapp ??

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BIGPACKY

Not this one,then?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6sJfGDpwyv0

The Real McCoy

Bobby/ Big Packy—
Yeah The Central Hotel is in the IHG Group.
InterContinental Hotel Group and indeed changed hands many times since BR was sold off, although probably just company name changes over the years.
Knew big Jimmy Knapp was Scottish but I didn’t know he hailed from Hurlford.
Great union man 👍🏻

big packy

BOBBY/ THE REAL MCOY👍

Thetic

I read this blog whenever j can. Every time i read it i think this blog today iis the best one yet. Then today i read again and think this is the new best one yet. Keep up the great work , the intelligence on here remarkable

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big packy

regarding the jimmy knapp story, the guy may have said the central hotel instead of the continental hotel, but he was a scouser and for the love of me i cant decipher a word they say,🤩🤩dont worry she is at one of her slimming classes, FFS 65 and going to a slimming class.i give up🤩

Chairbhoy

Great reading again today…

Auldheid informative as usual, FSR is a game changer and those who fought for change in the game, they deserve huge credit.

Interesting views on Scotland NT, maybe JJ can have a word with Hikey before we play Shakhtar again re Mudryk, that’s if Hikey lets him out of his back pocket before then – awesome display.

Hail Hail

Jobo Baldie

Good evening, friends.
A really informative read back there of Auldheid’s explanations, comparisons and document links. I have the same degree of comfort that going forward the new regulations SHOULD help to ensure a fairer playing field. With players/staff wages now limited to a %age of the footballing turnover I do hope that we don’t see tickets and replica tops soar in price (even the grey one!)
In other news does anyone know whether any of our non-Scottish players are away on international duty? Otherwise I’ll have no excuse for telling Mrs Baldie why I need to watch any of tonight’s games 😁

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THETIC

All compliments gratefully received-with thanks!

Glad you are enjoying the site,despite some glaring errors in today’s article. Sackcloth and ashes for a week for me,I reckon.

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JOBO

I think our Japanese contingent are on duty,but the likes of JJ and CCV etc are injured. Abada available for Israel,and I think Matt O’Riley has a call up for Denmark.

CFC

J B

JJ, AM, our three Japanese Bhoys, LA, GG, and M o’ R with Denmark U-21’s.
Take your pick!

big packy

BOBBY, hope the TLR comes back on, loved his input on the blog, knows celtic inside and out, ok he had a disagreement with a fellow poster, but dont we all🤩 another true story

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BIGPACKY

I do too. 16 ROADS and I have different opinions on many things,but we know that,and since neither of us is ever likely to change the other’s opinion,we stick to the good stuff.

There’s plenty of good stuff to go round in that lad’s company,that’s for sure!

jimthetim53

Packy I know you’ll be interested –
Greenock Morton 1 – Ayr United 0
that’s after 25 minutes.