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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Apologies for the downtime folks. Sadly we have lost all comments made on Saturday as we had to restore the site from a backup made at 5.00am on Saturday.

    Hoping that things will settle down now.

    I have arranged to do a Podcast with David Low next weekend – AFTER Dave's Deadline Day. I have also arranged to do a more in-depth interview with David on the 25 anniversary of the McCann takeover – particularly with regard to if and how the whole episode had any impact on the wider game in Scotland.

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    The fans without scarves thing is nothing new of course, but still shocking to see. Kudos to FWS for presenting the facts – particularly the bit that highlights the failure of our national team to qualify for any international tourney since The Cheating Years began in earnest.

    The SFA and its satellites are utterly corrupt. Nepotism, cronyism, amateurism. No meritocratic behaviours or procedures of any kind – even when it comes to what goes on in the field of play. Run by third rate lawyers on behalf of fifth rate blazers. And the lawyers and the blazers know this

    No accountability. No shame. We have long been a laughing stock to those south of the border who see us as their pound-shop doppelgangers. They no longer even bother to laugh.

    Ridicule has lost it's novelty.

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    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Anyone having access problems ? Had a very strange report today about some difficulties. All seems good on the server end, but if anyone has heard anything please let us know.

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Times thing is a non-story. My first reaction was a ‘President Kennedy has been shot’ one. HMRC simply stopped pursuing the penalty portion of the bill several months ago because BDO was dragging its feet and birling their billing meter wildly, thus sucking the creditor pot dry. No way they were getting their money anyway. BDO’s Jarndyce and Jarndyce act raised some eyebrows when that news broke back then.
    As RTC has suggested, the timing of today’s ‘story’ may be significant.

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Excellent piece John. It is striking that the moral high ground has been totally unoccupied over this last 7 years. That so many have eschewed the opportunity to take a principled stand forces us to conclude that, in Fergus McCann's words;

    "There are no honourable men in football"

    I think Turnbull Hutton is the exception that proves McCann's rule, but sadly his ship has sailed. There are no Turnbull Huttons in Scottish football any longer, and more's the pity

    In Whose Interests
    I agree. A new post now up

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    No way of being able to demonstrate proof of course, but I think it highly unlikely that they wouldn’t have been kept in the loop throughout the whole process. Allied to what I knew to be their approach to the new club in the SPL (they were very much in favour of direct entry), I would conclude they were part of it. As I say though, no way to prove any of that.
    What I would say is this. Had the SFA made a decision to reintroduce gate sharing, we would have heard some serious thunder from Celtic Park. What we heard in the wake of the 5wa was a whimper.
    All about the money I think. Always has been. Always will be.
    Celtic’s – and every other club’s – attitude to sporting integrity is no different to Jim Traynor’s: at best devotion to sporting integrity is naive; at worst it is evidence of moon-howler syndrome.

    Football is a self regulating industry. The number one priority of football legislatorsi is to keep it like that. The ‘flexibility’ it showed after the demise of Rangers, what we would call breaking the rules, is something they want to retain. That’s why there is so much resistance to any kind of transparency or – God forbid – accountability.

    For me this has never been about anything other than keeping the customers at arms length from the decision making. Not green v blue, not TRFC v the rest. Fans v boardrooms is what this has always been about. When push comes to shove, with the exception of the ST revolt in 2012, the boardrooms choose TRFC and Charles Green over their own fans.

    The Res12 fiasco, SIX years of kicking things into the long grass, is proof enough for me that our sport is corrupted terminally.