Comment on Bad Money? by wottpi.

    It is bad enough with all the China nonsense but have the great and good of the SMSM failed to realise we can all check the internet.

    When there are rumours 're a transfer, especially in the double figure millions, local press and fans forums are full of it.

    My guess is you won't find a peep about Morelos if you look at WBA related web content.


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    Bad Money?
    Cluster One 30th July 2019 at 21:59

    Nice one and far better than moaning about the whole affair. angry

    Bad Money?
    upthehoops 30th July 2019 at 19:26

    How do you know the SPFL were willing to have someone else?

    The point is you automatically assumed it was the SPFLs fault when there is equally no evidence available that it wasn't Celtic who didn't play ball.

    Jingso.Jimsie 30th July 2019 at 19:43

    The content we saw in the media last night & today could have been generated almost any time since the Cup Final in May.

    Oh yes that right,  the captains of each team were all known and definite at that time and of course all new season kits were ready after the cup final. 

    Once again another assumption made with no evidence. If the images were released yesterday then it is a fair bet they were taken Monday. If fact that appears to be the case. As discussed this would be the day that all Captains would be free from footballing commitments other than Brown.

    However Celtic trained at Celtic on Monday morning before flying out to Estonia and Brown was there.  https://thecelticstar.com/tuned-into-the-radio-listening-to-nomme-kalju-v-celtic/

    If the photo-shoot was in the morning then given the home lead Broonie could have skipped training and nipped over to Hampden for his mug shots with no harm done.

    Maybe it was all too tight and Celtic felt it was to much of an effort. So be it, but as I repeat no conspiracy just a consequence of events and a tight schedule.

    Bad Money?
    Jingso.Jimsie 30th July 2019 at 15:47

    As discussed earlier these type of PR events have to be timed close to the event themselves to make them worthwhile.

    How long before the start of the league season do you expect the 'Captains Call' to occur?

    Saturday 20th July Hibs, Hamilton, St Mirren had games

    Sunday 21st  St Johnstone and Ross County had a game v each other

    Monday 22nd No games but teams will be training/ prepping , see Tuesday

    Tuesday 23rd  Hibs, Motherwell, Livingston & St Mirren had games

    Wednesday 24th Hearts, Ross County and St Johnstone had games. Celtic were in CL action

    Thursday 25th No League cup games but Aberdeen and T'Rangers in EL action

    Friday 26th Hibs league cup game

    Sat 27th Hearts, St Johnstone, Motherwell, Hamilton , Livingston had games

    Sun 28th No games involving top clubs

    Monday 29th No games involving top clubs but Celtic trained at Celtic park in the morning before flying our to Estonia in the afternoon.

    Tuesday & Wednesdays no games involving top teams but Celtic already away and Aberdeen and T'Rangers prepping.

    Very hard to work around such a tight schedule and get all 12 Captains together.

    IMHO, The PR angle would have been to totally drop the Captains Call theme or for SPFL/Celtic to make light of Brown being unavailable due to CL duty but put up a reserve or academy captain to represent the club.

    Why not even put up a full kit wanker fan for a laugh.

    A humorous angle would certainly get more media attention that the official launch whether Brown was present or not.

    As intimated I'd much rather see Berra playing CL football in maroon than complain about missing a poxy SPFL photo-shoot.



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    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    easyJambo 3rd September 2019 at 15:27

    I note that both the local MP and the Mayor of Manchester appear to behind the drive to keep Bury going in the EFL.

    From reports the club owes HMRC around £800k.

    On here many have tried to say the involvement and ramblings of MPs and MEPs, including the then FM, around the time of the demise of Rangers and formation of T'Rangers were some form of establishment conspiracy and that with money being owed to her Majesty the club from Govan should have been helped, by such politicians, in going to the wall. 

    Like at Bury,  I think it is just one of these situations were 'the normal rules' don't seem to apply and people from all walks of life go 'Ga-Ga' when its a football club that is in trouble.

    I don't think it matters if it is Rangers, Bury, Bolton or any other team, politicians would be wanting to be seen on the side of keeping a team alive.

    Perhaps not right but it is in the nature of the political beast to protect their vote.


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    easyJambo 2nd September 2019 at 16:54

    We have discussed this before.

    While I respect your work on the figures coming out of Ibrox and pointing to a club that could begin to break even with increased revue, they always seem to have an ability to splaff cash up against the wall. Be that court cases or big name signings. Despite positive predictions and anticipated financial stability, every time the accounts come out it is usually the same old story of the unknown unknowns putting them in the red.

    It was the nature of SDM and it is the same for King, who clearly likes to push everything to the limit.

    Continual contract upgrades from Morales, wages for the likes of Defoe and Davis and now possibly Kent just eat away at any Euro income.

    Celtic can be criticised for hording money in the bank and not spending what they have wisely or timely but it doesn't look like they are anywhere near going to go under any time soon.

    However T'Rangers are continually walking a tightrope as the have no patience to build new foundations. In that circumstance there is always the cancel that a single event can bring the whole thing tumbling down.

    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    While following the saga of T'Rangers I often look in on Phil Mac twitter feed for updates. Not being a Celtic fan myself I see two clear and constant messages he constantly mentions that relate to last nights events in Stockholm.

    1) The Napoleon quote of 'not interrupting your enemy when they are making mistakes'

    2) Leave the pyros at home.

    Once again the idiots, most probably in the Green Brigade, think they are untouchable but find that foreign Police forces are not as accommodating as Scotland’s finest and just put their club right up there with the charge of being no better than the 'other ugly sister'.

    Images are in the press showing guys in olive green anoraks, sun glasses on and hoods up and one idiot in a balaclava holding a long pole facing up to the Police. Who goes to watch football these days with a balaclava!!


    These olive green anoraks are seen, a plenty, in the Green Brigade section every home game.

    It is therefore hard to swallow the Chelsea, sorry, 'Hammarby fans' argument being put forward as an excuse.

    Indeed looking at the Hammarby Ultras on Youtube then seem to operate in a similar manner to the Green Brigade with banner displays, flares chants etc. So even if they were in the Celtic end then I wouldn’t be surprised if they were welcomed by Celtics Ultras with opened arms to stick it to rivals AIK.

    This will end up being Celtic's 13th  UEFA fine or so since 2011. 13 fines in nine years!!!


    As discussed earlier, the Celtic board had a chance to finish off T'Rangers but didn't. Celtic fans have been given an open goal in terms of distancing themselves from the poor behaviour of T'Rangers fans but again, by accommodating the likes of the Green Brigade have blown it.

    So lets get it straight, its not UEFA, its not 'imposter fans', its not heavy handed police.

    Its a Celtic problem – and the club and decent fans can either deal with it or simply accept the consequences without any more excuses.


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    Highlander 26th August 2019 at 22:48

    Indeed, keep on the case.

    As my Mum always says, you will always get caught out.

    Just see how things develop down south and then quote their own words back to them and there is a good chance you will end up watching them squirm.

    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    gunnerb 26th August 2019 at 22:03


    So what you are saying is that Bayo is both a liar and a greedy B'strd 🙂

    Levein has his problems, no-doubt, but the point is if the deflections/blocks./attempted clearances from the defenders drift past the post its a different ball game. Therefore your mistakes lose the game as opposed to the opposition winning it.

    (That's exactly what happened to my boys team on Sunday)

    In the same way,  if your new striker doesn't make a mark on a game then questions start being asked if it was money well spent.

    Probably a bit embarrassing for both parties to be honest.