So Farewell SPL + SFL! Long Live SPFL! Record-Breaking Amounts of PR Guff Expected!

The Scottish Premier League is no more. Equally the Scottish Football League has gone. Both have been replaced by the super, new, improved Scottish Professional Football League!

Or have they …

(For that, see my next post!)

I feel though that the passing (apparently) of these famous and historic names should be marked, by referring to the following extracts from the SPL website.

It is fair to say that the power of the combined SPFL to create meaningless PR guff and tosh has increased exponentially as a result of the changes!

Earlier this week we saw the following:-

Graeme Souness and John Collins this morning launched the new Scottish Professional Football League brand at Hampden Park.

The four divisions have been named Scottish Premiership, Scottish Championship, Scottish League One and Scottish League Two.

The new SPFL website www.spfl.co.uk will be launched at the beginning of August.

SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster said: “A mountain of work has been done over the summer to get to this point and I believe there is much more that can be done. The new branding sets a new identity for the future of Scottish professional league football. The new league set-up reflects very much the recommendations Henry McLeish made in his report for the future of Scottish football.”

Now, correct me if I am wrong, but surely the four-division plan is in fact what we had last season, but under a different title? Didn’t the clubs reject a restructuring over the summer?

The only change to the league set-up (as opposed to changes in “branding”) is, in fact, that once more all divisions are under one body’s governance whereas before the SPL ran the SPL and the SFL the remaining divisions?

I wonder, and this is a genuine question, whether it makes fans more excited knowing that they are now in the “Championship” as opposed to Division 1? Does it make supporters more excited that their team is competing for Division 1 when they expected instead to be challenging for Division 2? Does the change make a difference?

Bizarrely of course the change replicates the English “branding”. It is bizarre because the structures are now different and therefore the reasoning must too be different.

In England the EPL runs the Premier League, and the Football League runs the remaining divisions. The Championship was introduced to highlight that this was the top division in the Football League structure, and was introduced as a mark of the difference between the two organisations.

Here of course the re-branding of the divisions comes to mark the governing bodies coming together, and is therefore meaningless! (I hope it does not become a metaphor for the new body!)

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The new organisation also earlier in the month announced the results of its hotly-contested challenge to find a new CEO for the new body. Remarkably it turned out that the two leading candidates, the best men for the job across football and business, happened already to be working for the constituent bodies! The choice came down to Mr Longmuir, of the SFL and Mr Doncaster, of the SPL.

White smoke in due course emanated from Hampden and the following announcement was made:-

The Remuneration and Appointment Committee of the SPFL can advise that Neil Doncaster has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the SPFL.

The SPFL looks forward to continuing with the implementation of one representative body and the commencement of season 2013/14 for the benefit of all 42 member clubs.

All further enquiries should be addressed to Iain Blair, SPFL, Hampden.

The moment Neil Doncaster heard the words "You're hired!"

The moment Neil Doncaster heard the words “You’re hired!”

But what, one might have asked, about Mr Longmuir? Surely he deserved some mention and indeed some credit for what was seen by some as his statesman-like handling of the issue of Rangers admission to the SFL last summer, and his standing against what many of the same people believed was bullying by the SPL?

A couple of days later came the tribute which clearly the new SPFL felt Mr Longmuir deserved.

The SPFL can confirm that following the decision to appoint Neil Doncaster to the role of CEO in the SPFL, David Longmuir’s employment has come to an end.

Was that it?

Surely there is something missing?

Hold on – I will check

Nope.

That is it!

Do you get the feeling that someone in Hampden Park did not actually appreciate Mr Longmuir’s work on behalf of the SFL member clubs?

To come later – the real identity of the SPFL!

Posted by Paul McConville

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163 responses to “So Farewell SPL + SFL! Long Live SPFL! Record-Breaking Amounts of PR Guff Expected!

  1. Cluster one

    Does it make supporters more excited that their team is competing for Division 1 when they expected instead to be challenging for Division 2?
    ( Newco Rangers fans may see it as a bonus )

  2. Steve

    Don’t we have play offs now? I thought that was a major change?

    • Was there not play offs already in the sfl, the slight change being between a play off between the top and second leagues/divisions or whatever they’re called, a change but minuscule to what has not.

  3. jim62

    playoff loadeed agaisnt Championship clubs!!

    11th in Premiership will face a playoff against the winner of the playoffs between clubs finishing 2nd 3rd and 4th in Chapmpionship

    4th play 3rd..winner of that plays 2nd…winner of that plays Premiership 11th for place in Premiership!!

    • portpower

      How much of a rest will the winner of the playoffs get? 11th in Premiership sit back and play just the once? The 4 teams should have a playoff?

  4. Fra

    2 people interviewed for the job. One is Donkey Doncaster and the other is Longmuir the self confessed bigot. Surely to Christ there were better candidates than these two. Did Ogilvie close the applications as soon as these two applied. More of the same shit that we’ve come to expect.

    And they tell you they ain’t corrupt. They couldn’t make it up.

    What part of get to f##k don’t these two muppets understand.

  5. Shiva

    There’s a Championship!!!! Brilliant!!

  6. @Paul.
    Weird mate, not even a thank-you for services rendered. I believe he received a £100K bonus, which seems rather a lot for a cash strapped league.

    • mick

      Doncaster is an outsider longmuir is a slummy slivering not there on merit but via the handshake so at least that’s 1 away ogilvie s time is up soon to our club boards are partly to blame for these men still in there jobs the sfa smsm are all Masonic goat blood drinkers with a hatred of all thing Celtic and Irish its been proven via us and Charlotte the tables are slowly turning due to all the evidence it’s time for clubs to vote who runs who it’s a spiv kabal from top to bottom looking after there own interests they have enforced a phoniex with the backing of the snp leader personally a think they are scum and as each day passes with the release of new info via cha these people are sinister and sick evil pigs is to nice a word for them Scotland is 1 messed up country and from top to bottom these clowns have Celtic blood on there hands with there hate campaign against us which we all know made people violent when drunk so it’s a bad situ and needs addressed even the bbc couluded with the Huns cunts

      • mick

        Civil unrest was msm propaganda to scare sfa to let them in it was a myth it’s the most shocking story to date

      • George3

        not only illiterate, but offensive language too!

        Good post!

      • cam

        Utter brilliance mick,,,these posts will be studied in years to come.
        The inside of your napper has got to be hooked up in the interest of science.
        I would be in tears of laughter sitting in a pub listening to you in full rant mode.

  7. Budweiser

    What happens if Hearts get liquidated before the end of the season ?

    • mick

      Bud no 1 cares about hearts it’s all about sevco hearts will just fade and no 1 will bat an eye lid sad but true the fixture list is well at risk the sfa will need watching if this happens as we all know they will try and get fat Sally back to top league

    • Monti

      They get rid of all their debt,leaving many creditors out of pocket,Alex Salmond gives a speech about an institution blah blah, they get to keep all their history & their fans insist they are not dead it was the holding company! :/

      • Ben McGinlay

        And it was ALL Craigie Whyte’s fault…this seems to be the common reply..then try to compare Celtic( pacific shelf) forgetting the biggest difference. Celtic did not enter administration and liquidation..

  8. lordmac

    there is no point in asking for the new rule book to be issued, any sign of due diligence being done on the Hearts, will we see the five way agreement, now that its old hat, was it media house that said we need rangers in the spl spfl, with the BBC , STV, CLYDE, and the Red Tops
    ALL THIS when no due diligence has been done once more, and the SFA
    not explaining to its members what Craig whyte and Charles green, have

    done to the Scottish game

    • mick

      Well said lord mac weres bdo in all this integrity and creditors rights and fit and proper tests have been sweeper under the carpet but hay don’t worry they bleeding 1 mil a month and have crippling liabilitys about to hit the fan in the shape of whyte and the rusty roof is doomed to fail no matter how much they are treated as a black sheep

  9. notnearlydeadbutreallydead

    Just got reminded that Albion rovers who ‘missed out on meeting rangers’ managed due to relegation a money spinning tie in the cup. What are the odds! Remind to put a bet on the relegated spfl championship team of 2013/14 getting franchise f.c. in next years cup.

    • mick

      Lol passed round the lower leagues like a scud mag in barl every 1s to get a shot lol pimped by the sfa lol what a sad bunch of losers these sevcoians are

  10. 2 sides of the 1 coin

    @coatbridgebhoy:

    Rangers first team squad is currently 28 players. The 21 below are over 21. The other 7 are under 21.

    Andrew Little (F)
    Anestis Argyriou (D)
    Cameron Bell (G)
    Darren Cole (D)
    David Templeton (M)
    Dean Shiels (M)
    Emilson Cribari (D)
    Ian Black (M)
    Jon Daly (F)
    Kal Naismith (f)
    Kyle Hutton (D)
    Lee McCulloch (M)
    Lee Wallace (D)
    Nicky Clark (M)
    Nicky Law (M)
    Richard Foster (D)
    Ross Perry (D)
    Scott Gallacher (G)
    Sebastien Faure (D)
    Steven Smith (D)
    Moshni (D)

    So, whats the problem ?

    We can still sign 1 more over 21 and NOT be in breach of a rule that doesnt exist anymore.

    • notnearlydeadbutreallydead

      Do unregistered trialists count as squad members for U21 rule.
      Surely if not registered they are not part of the squad?

      • 2 sides of the 1 coin

        Ok……but lets pretend that his point is good and say they are squad members, we still have less than 22 players under the old ruling.

        so it kinda makes him look like a dik for bringing it up.

        Not forgetting all the rest of them who raised the point time and time again for no reason at all, other than they are full of hatred. 🙂

        • So he’s a dick for bringing it up and you want me to pretend rules aren’t really the rules?
          Just make it fit your agenda?
          Do you work for msm/sfa/spfl?

          • 2 sides of the 1 coin

            I didnt say anything about you to be fair and no i dont work for anyone but myself.

            There has been a lot made of this rule over the last 2 months. All by Ra Sellic fans of course. Despite that and not withstanding the rule was changed prior to 2 or 3 of our over 21 signings, it remains that we would be within the old rules, never mind the new rules.

            So any paranoia that lives in Ra Sellic fans brains is just that……paranoia. 🙂

        • Monti

          Let’s pretend Rangers are still alive :D…..aha…..that’s just ridiculousness tho 🙂

    • some mistake surely, you’ve named a bunch of trialists as members of the official first team squad, how can that be, are first team squad players not meant to be registered to play in the league

      • 2 sides of the 1 coin

        Ok i give in:

        Rangers first team squad is currently 21 players. The 14 below are over 21. The other 7 are under 21.

        Andrew Little (F)
        Anestis Argyriou (D)
        Darren Cole (D)
        David Templeton (M)
        Dean Shiels (M)
        Emilson Cribari (D)
        Ian Black (M)
        Kal Naismith (f)
        Kyle Hutton (D)
        Lee McCulloch (M)
        Lee Wallace (D)
        Ross Perry (D)
        Scott Gallacher (G)
        Sebastien Faure (D)

        This means we can sign 8 players over 21 and still be within a rule that doesnt exist anymore. LMAO

        Stoopid Sellic fans. !

        🙂

    • Arb urns

      How many “signings” can a team make during a transfer embargo? Limitless dear Bryson limitless…….

      • cam

        Licence and registration please sir,,,step out of the vehicle and touch your bluenose with your mace,,very good sir,,now if you’ll just raise one trouser leg and blow into the flute,,,excellent sir,,,you’re free to go.
        Shred carefully in future.

        • arb urns

          in a nutshell sir….what a biscuit taker u r cam…. 12 months orange club embargo for that post….just so u can ‘trial’ the mint ones !!

          yer new ‘trialist’ two sides below struggles a bit with the old penny dropping.. a poor mans adam and niall rolled into one……….

      • 2 sides of the 1 coin

        As many as a team want. They cant be registered though until the “made up embargo” ends thicko.

        Doooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!

        🙂

  11. Monti

    Sectarian singing aplenty from the the the rangers fans today, wonder if Eddie Smith was the match commander today,if so I take it he is compiling his report on the ‘singing’?
    Thought the first goal was handball at the other end, I switched off at the first goal, but I’m sure it was an honest mistake….:)
    I wonder if the SPFL will issue a statement regarding the disgusting songs from the sevcovites?E- Mail getting sent to Police Scotland as we speak!

    • 2 sides of the 1 coin

      Email away. Eddie Smith is a Celtic fan. A decent one at that by the way.

    • cam

      Monti,,,hehehe,,,you sat and watched the whole thing,getting madder with each goal and wee Nacho getting a wee song.
      Remember,he said no to the Provo
      He said no thanks
      you’re a bunch of shanks.
      🙂

    • Stevie

      Good stuff Monti you keep up thre good fight now dae ya hear?
      Your old pappy will be proud!
      Don’t forget to throw in a few ra ra’s for effect..and if…you get a reply remember to post it here…there’s always a first for everything you might make somebody laugh. Onwards and upwards!

  12. 2 sides of the 1 coin

    LMAO mick 🙂

    😛

    🙂

    😛

    • mick

      It’s no joke but am glad throw the seriousness of it all there is still some1 having a buzz out of it .

      • 2 sides of the 1 coin

        Im laughing AT YOU, not with you. 🙂

        • mick

          Laugh all you want as a said at or with its ur choice sevco are a bunch of nomadic numb skulls run by spivs so we are laughing at each other the Frankenstein of soccer born out of the worst cheating sports scandal on earth and found guilty of it via lns so there you hahahahahahahahahahahaha

        • Monti

          I’m laughing at you! Because your team is DEEEED! 🙂

    • Greenday

      What’s your thoughts on your team progression since inception, is Ally the man?

      • 2 sides of the 1 coin

        Since inception, to be the recognised holder of the most league titles of any top club in the world makes me proud. I would have liked to have the Big Cup on the register but that wasnt to be. Still, i would rather be Glasgow Rangers than Nottingham Forest who have won that big thing twice yet still live in the shadows of my great club.

        As for Ally the man”ager”. Not a big fan im afraid. 😦

        Great result today though and pre-season has been better than i thought it would be.

  13. 2 sides of the 1 coin

    Can you imagine mick in a London pub trying to tell the British custodians the sh1te he posts on here.

    “Apples and pears, apples and pears wee man. You are not the full Bob Dylan are ya mate. You are defo the chief if ya no wat ah mean. Your gear is clappin mate. Your patter is dry and dred in-it. Nowwwwww cheerio, you tourist”.

    • Monti

      Have you ever been to Kilburn?

    • mick

      Your a mug sweaty jock cunt hail hail

      • mick

        no 1 in London likes you Huns yous live in the past london hates yous they call you Huns to lol yous are the true man show of the world daft and fake just like the union bears daft with fake stone island on lol smelly bogging inbreed scum that’s what a mention lol

        • 2 sides of the 1 coin

          LOL – bitter bigoted tw@t and wee man syndrome.

          The whole of England has noted your Lee Rigby and IRA stuff during the week.

          The London press are talking about how you should never be down there again. The Evening Telegraph asking for a complete ban. UEFA throwing the book at you again.

          Its just the craic of course. LOL

          • mick

            Lies were your prove yous are sick using a dears mans name to score points shows the depths yous sink to was it jack Irvine that dreamed that up or was it the daffy that noticed the Islam banner yous jumped on last time giruy your team died and the tribute will die soon to so there you go bleeding 1 mil a month and cheating postmen via refs and financial doping div3 then 2 yous are the joke of sport

          • mick

            Show the evidence of lee being mentioned god rest the mans soul you cunt point scoring about tragic happenings back it up you fool

            • 2 sides of the 1 coin

              Read this Celtic fans account back at the game day:

              https://twitter.com/EastonDaz

              And this:

              Keep on sweeping up Michael.

            • willy wonka

              @mick – go back a couple of blogs and you’ll see I’ve made quite a few posts where sellik fans are quoted as stating that songs about the murdered man were indeed sung by sellik fans.
              Not unsurprisingly, nobody from this site appeared to pass comment following my posts.
              Take a look. Many of your own [who were at the game] say it DID happen.
              Go on mickey boy. Take a look and get back to me.

            • 2 sides of the 1 coin

              Willy they dont want to know. They cant handle the truth. Offended by everything. Ashamed of nothing.

        • cam

          Mick,i’m pissing myself laughing mate!,,,i just love it when you go berky,its a snapshot of the entire Celtic support,,,all happy go lucky when things are going your way and then a wee FTTT verdict or a disallowed goal and its raging leprechaun time!

  14. Monti

    @2sides
    Do you accept the the rangers fans sang sectarian songs at today’s game?

    • mick

      And also do you accept your slander of Celtic mention lee is lies weres the prove ?????

      • 2 sides of the 1 coin

        No slander. Plenty of Celtic fans on twitter admitting it happened at a pub.

        Denying it is for the stupid. Thats why you are in denial Michael.

        • mick

          Section red hms lol not exactly strong evidence ah 2 sides that’s a low smear some twisted Hun faked that

          • Monti

            @Mick
            Mick just keep asking them about administration & Liquidation, you see Celtic have no experience of these two issues!

        • Happened at a pub, you were posting all last week that it was at the game, the police cleared the fans of singing the songs, now your claiming some one heard someone in a pub,

          your getting to be even more pathetic than the original sectarian failed football club that originally played out of Ibrox

          • 2 sides of the 1 coin

            No I wasn’t. Can u prove it. 🙂

          • cam

            Did you head up to the match CB?,,, yer wee local team were awful and we were crap too.
            I haven’t a clue if Elfsborg are any good but just imagine if Celtic don’t get any European games and the fans just have to watch Killie,St Mirren,Motherwell etc,,,,,the place will be a ghost town.

          • willy wonka

            Same with you coatbrig . Same as mick – did you miss my posts ? Go back, read them and then tell me it didn’t happen.

            • tykebhoy

              Wonka IT DIDN’T HAPPEN as per your account of events. WHAT DID HAPPEN WAS RFC1872 BEING PUT INTO LIQUIDATION AND AN ILL CONCEIVED TRIBUTE ACT REPLACING THEM

        • Monti

          By insisting Newco is Oldco is not only denial, it’s stupid.

          • willy wonka

            @Bud – I was a bondholder. The guy’s not happy ? That’s up to him. Unfortunately Murray knowingly handed the business to a chancer. I sincerely believe both will answer in court for their actions. My bond died with the old business. Mt club continues as will my support for them.

            Tykie – what size is that brush you’re using ? A big one ?
            Nice, but patently obvious, attempt at deflection though. It’s now come to be expected. The bump under the carpet at the tattiedome is now as tall as Arthurs Seat and heading towards Munro status.
            Lol.

    • 2 sides of the 1 coin

      The sound was down in the pub as it would have driven everyone mental but im willing to bet my mortgage that they did yeah.

      2 sides of the 1 coin.

      • tykebhoy

        Funny that its now down the Pub!! Original Sevco smears were of a father saying his son was in tears at the ground. Police not knowing of anything on those lines at the ground and not having had a complaint made means the SEVCO SMEAR is now “it was at a pub pre-match”. Ray Stubbs and ESPN made a complaint re behaviour at a match in ingerlund though. That one had plenty of evidence like the tv footage!

        • willy wonka

          There were 20 or so fans attempting to get the song started inside the ground too according to your own. The link has been posted previously.
          Get yourself a bigger brush. Or here’s an idea – try going to a match yourself and that way you might know what’s going on. Lol.

          • tykebhoy

            Were you at Berwick then?? Answer yes and you condemn yourself. Answer no and you prove you are the hypocrite we all already know you to be. Sweep that one away BIGOT.

  15. mick

    This 2 sides is a clown a wonder if jack sent him just like all the others that have stalked here or is he jabba

    • 2 sides of the 1 coin

      jabba. LMAO

      Bigot bhoy – back to sleep….or is it sweep. 🙂

      • I will wait with anticipation as you post twitter link after twitter link of the press and rangers fans disgust of songs at todays game. After all you would surely like to show the other side of that coin you talk of.

        • 2 sides of the 1 coin

          I dont need to do that. I ACCEPT it(though not CONDONE it). Im only here to show the other side of the coin.

          Ive always ACCEPTED the element among the Rangers fans.

          Therein lies the conundrum. Oops. 🙂

      • mick

        Unrepentant bigot bhoy fool get it right your team died and you now support a spivco phenoix company what’s your views on that just like Celtic a pay my taxes and can sleep at night a have more integrity in my big toe than you and your team and culture have between yous cheats and thiefs even stealing from charity’s clowns with no morals a smack smoker has more scrubles than yous

    • mick

      At 2 sides your twitter feed is same as the twitter comment you posted that’s the maddest evidence have seen and shows how desperate you are trying to make it look like 2 items that’s here say weres the new inn millers ton lol your mental and smearing Celtic fans this site is well wide to you weres the vid or audio clown cunt smearing the mighty tic

  16. mick

    Hail hail a will leave the rest of the lads to deal with you 2 sides as off now but a will be back laters to giggle at your daftness

    • cam

      See ya mick,you better clean up yer single end and it was great fun watching the two Gaelic commentators read out some of your posts.The one about Ticketus agus caite bheil an taigh beag was really interesting.
      Hurry back and give us more wisdom,,,don’t get nicked now.

  17. cam

    Paul McConville,Frankie and Benny,TSFM,Arty C,Subo,Rod Stewart,Buckfast monks,Hue and Cry,Fran and Anna,,,,,your bhoys took a hell of a beating today.
    The blue Brazil completely outclassed some bus drivers and waiters today.
    In a match almost bereft of any football skill whatsoever,the wee Rovers showed why they were relegated last season and probably will be again,,,absolute murder.
    I thought i heard a wee serenade about Paul?
    Great behaviour by the fans who all managed to stay wake for the whole match,
    As a showcase for Scottish fitba and the complete lack of technical ability,it was a masterpiece.

  18. cam

    Good to see the wee Rovers getting a good pay day from the biggest team in Scotland,,,a few glasses will be raised in celebration of the Queens eleven tonight.

    • 2 sides of the 1 coin

      Agree. Was great that they got a payday having missed out 2 years in a row from having the only show in town visiting. Wee soft spot for the wee rovers being an Airdrie boy myself.

  19. cam

    At least we don’t take our football related insanity this far!
    http://nesn.com/2013/07/brazilian-soccer-referee-beheaded-on-field-after-stabbing-player/

    The 2014 World Cup is being held there!!

  20. 2 sides of the 1 coin
    July 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    No slander. Plenty of Celtic fans on twitter admitting it happened at a pub.

    Denying it is for the stupid. Thats why you are in denial Michael.
    ———————————————————————————
    Yes there’s no chance that they could be Sevco fans.
    Here’s a link to 2 stupid huns discussing setting up a Facebook page that
    smears Lee Rigby.

    • 2 sides of the 1 coin

      Read the twitter page. There are 4 or 5 long standing Celtic fans admitting it.

      This is the problem with YOU LOT. Instead of holding your hands up and agreeing it goes on you defend it till u die.

      It’s nonsense.

      2 sides if the 1 coin.

      • Ed Paisley

        2sides
        It is just so utterly implausible that any football supporters would think up a song mocking a young man who died under the most shocking circumstances. In any case the senior policeman at the Brentford game said that he heard no such chants. If such a serious and unlikely accusation is being made then it requires solid evidence – not the hearsay in some dubious twitter accounts.

        • tykebhoy

          Ed you must have missed the SEVCO backtrack. It wasn’t at the match it was before it. Of course this doesn’t fit with the orignal SEVCO propagandist line that it was at the match. They just change their story whenever found out and the SFA SFPL and MSM just ignore the blatant lying

          • Ed Paisley

            @Tykebhoy
            Thanks fella. I’m finding it hard to keep up with the story. So it all happened in a pub somewhere!! What happened to the IRA sympathisers who were wearing balaclavas – in 30 degrees heat! Rangers are in the gutter and they are trying to drag us in with them.

            • willy wonka

              Ed , did you not watch the youtube video of the pondlife invading the pitch post-match ? The wee guy that looked like a Pugsley stand-in trying to stamp on the sprinkler while making rifle sniper arm actions towards the crowd ? Did you not see what he was wearing ?

        • 2 sides of the 1 coin

          For the love of god. You are blinkered. The police said he received no complaints about a song. Can you see the difference between THAT and “he heard no such chants at the game”

          There are a number of Celtic fans, unquestionable ones at that with friends who were with them at the game, who have clarified on Twitter it happened.

          You are starting to sound like Rangers fans denying hey sing sectarian songs.

          Oops thats right, we are 2 sides of the 1 coin.

        • david

          Bit of a daft comment, Ed.
          Plenty of supporters from plenty of different clubs have done similar, or worse.
          Munich, Hillsborough, etc

      • jjbhoy

        @2 rides,singing songs or trying to murder a police officer,which one would you rather have levelled at your club,defend that!

  21. cam

    I do wish the Celtic posters would stop resorting to name calling and spewing of bile,,,it really ruins the debate.
    I’ve heard a wee whisper that this blog has caught the eye of an international debating team championships and that Paul has been contacted to assemble a team.
    Charlotte agreed to e-mail me the short list in return for 4 fritters and a bottle of Tizer,,,cheap slapper!
    So far we have;the following,with their specialist subjects.

    David;WWII,Military campaigns and Larkhall

    Fra;Ned Kelly,sheep husbandry

    mick;foreign languages,head injuries

    Gort;cycling paths in Ireland,medieval torture

    Every team needs a mascot,,,Monti,you up for that?

  22. portpower

    So the 5 stars on the cast-off strip is in honour of the burnt out bus.
    RIPR1WTP.

  23. cam

    Here’s oor mick building a new Tesco.

  24. cam

    I would suggest that if Doncaster fails to attract a suitable sponsor for the SPFL then he should be removed.
    The Buckfast monks should step in,,its a no brainer and would be a real tonic for the teams in financial trouble.

  25. cam

    Glasgow Celtic,,,Buckie champs!
    Buckie Thistle win the Buckie Cup.
    Coatbridge hosts the Buckie Olympics.

  26. Monti

    Noticed a lot of Sevco fans turned up today dressed as yellow seats…..

  27. Monti

    Welcome to Paradise: DIRK BOERRIGTER SET TO COMPLETE £3.5M MOVE TO CELTIC FROM AJAX!
    LEFT SIDED STRIKER, VERY FAST & DIRECT!
    MEDICAL ON MONDAY!…..NICE ONE!

  28. Ed Paisley

    Cam
    Sorry you were distressed by Mick’s wee angry turn earlier. That’s us Scottish Paddies for you – full of compassion and empathy but where we see injustice it gets our hackles up and we have to speak out. Sometimes I wish we could just kowtow to authority figures like you guys do. You know, sucking up to the Royal Family and treating the Daily Mail like the Oracle. Life would be so much simpler.

  29. Budweiser

    Ho hum. Anders Breivik ? Another mass murderer ? shirlry nut.

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/slideshow_12276950_freemasons-biggest-secrets-revealed.html

    • willy wonka

      Bud, you shouldn’t be wearing Bacofoil on your head in this heat.
      Lol.

          • Budweiser

            wullie. From Alfred Pike. Remember him?

            World War Three

            World War Three will be the result of the continuous friction between Muslims and Zionists, more specifically, Israel attacking Iran first. This will result in a limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East. Freemason Albert Pike says:

            “The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the ‘agentur’ of the ‘Illuminati’ between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionismmutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion.

            We shall unleash the Nihilists and the Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute Atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

            • Budweiser

              So wullie. –‘ the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time’ –This is your aim ? It is after all Albert Pike ? Please let us all know ! Is Albert a FALSE messiah ? Is it a secret ?

            • willy wonka

              1897 ? Aye right !
              Haw haw haw !

  30. Mac Tomas

    “They sang it in a Pub”……… What’s worse. the “possibility” that some drunk Celtic fans stooped to exulting in the grim death of Lee Rigby or the “fact” that certain people gleefully raised it aloft as some sort of macabre trophy?…….. “They sang it in a pub”……someone on twitter said so!
    Thought the Achill Island “pathetic smear” was a low point.
    There is a feverish desperation to point out “The Rangers Haters & All things British Haters” It’s the latest conspiracy, deflection tactic, they’ll be insisting next that Lawell’s hiding Sadaam’s weapons of Mass destruction under Brother Walfrid’s statue.

    cam……. a few candidates for your debating team

    2bob
    Wonka
    cam………..specialty…recycling manure!

    • willy wonka

      Mac – the initial complaints came not from Rangers fans but from horrified locals [and some highly embarrassed Celtic fans] who couldn’t believe how low some of your mob could stoop to.
      Every single day you and your pals on here post your mock offendedness at some imagined action by anyone connected or previously connected with Rangers.
      Just swallow it.

    • 2 sides of the 1 coin

      I tell you whats worse. You trying to kid on it didnt happen.

      Leave the poor guy and his famliy alone to grieve and stop sweeping your moronic fans behaviour under the carpet.

      England now gets what you are about.

      The press know.
      The fans know.

      Celtic are not welcome in England now !

      • jjbhoy

        @2rides…aye and your fans are welcome wherever they go in northern Europe,what a load of pish. You have the most unwelcome set of supporters in european football and that’s a fact ya crack!

  31. Fra

    @Cam…Fras busy putting followers of the toxic club in their place……oh aye…and lazing on a golden beach getting ma wee body nice and tanned.

    The only thing missing is my beloved CELTIC. Life’s no fair but at least ah don’t have to listen to rangers supporters because they are dead. I try to cajole any sevco fans I find, as their loss must be immeasurable. RIP

  32. 2 sides of the 1 coin

    Sweep Sweep Sweep. “Our fans are angels and do no wrong. Its no our fans that are on their last warning from the club(WTF is that all about) and UEFA are not going to hand us our 7th fine in 10 years coz its all they SEVCO bassas thats doing it. And forget about the £150k fines. UEFA are aw huns in disguise”

    Chuckle Sellic thickos !!

  33. Smoke bombs in Ramsdens Cup game. I suppose you will be condemning this 2 sides.
    http://willievass.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/280713-Albion-Rovers-v-Rangers/G0000A_j60y0KuhE/I0000xjAjmxgCZ7g/C0000RuSYb5vZE60

    Will there be a fine for this banner? Hmm, wont hold my breath
    http://willievass.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/280713-Albion-Rovers-v-Rangers/G0000A_j60y0KuhE/I0000wWM89Dy3qTw/C0000RuSYb5vZE60

    A set of headphones that let you hear what you want to hear

    • 2 sides of the 1 coin

      As i said before, I will 100% condemn smoke bombs, flares, fireworks and illicit chanting.

      I dont have a problem in doing so unlike others.

      Ive always ACCEPTED the element among the Rangers fans that do wrong.

      Therein lies the conundrum. Oops. 🙂

  34. portpower

    I think we should take a leaf out of the Albion Ultras book. Use the flares for what they are intended for. Have consideration for those around you. Well done to the Wee Rovers Supporters, well done.

    http://willievass.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/280713-Albion-Rovers-v-Rangers/G0000A_j60y0KuhE/I0000QfaZiWauKvc/C0000RuSYb5vZE60

  35. JimBhoy

    @Monti I think we are getting the dutchman for 2-2.5mill… He seems a bit prone to injury and missed a cup game at the weekend, injured.. I hope we are not in panic buy mode…If he is carrying an injury I cannot see him make the first leg of the elfsborg game…Sunderland’s McClean may have been a better option imo..

    • Monti

      @Jimbhoy
      I think this is a quality signing m8, he’s lightning & direct & has a wand for a left foot.
      He had a decent season for Ajax last year & showed up well in the Champions league scoring v Real Madrid.
      Not too concerned about his past injury, it was a back problem he had in 2011 but as I have said, he was good last year.
      My glass is half full with this signing m8! HH!

  36. Geddy Lee.

    Restructuring the leagues will have little bearing on wether fans turn up or not.

    We should take solace from the fact that now the novelty of rangers not being there has worn off, we see increased season ticket sales at most
    former SPL clubs.

    Scottish football may be going through a tough time, but it is far from the “Meltdown” the laptop loyal and the whole of Sevcovia has been predicting.

    • willy wonka

      @geddy – ” Scottish football may be going through a tough time, but it is far from the “Meltdown” the laptop loyal and the whole of Sevcovia has been predicting.”

      “Stephen Thompson felt he was being bold in sanctioning the return of David Goodwillie to Dundee United on loan, but the rate of season ticket sales has fallen compared to last summer. Fans may yet respond to the Tannadice chairman’s efforts, but the club are reportedly paying a hefty portion of the Blackburn Rovers striker’s wage at a time when United manager Jackie McNamara is involved in general cost-cutting. Resourcefulness will be the most valuable commodity in the Premiership. McNamara was appointed as the successor to Peter Houston last season because he had shown a gift for maximising players’ performances at Partick Thistle. Thompson envisions the manager keeping United competitive while reducing the budget made available to him.

      The theme is common. Motherwell must be cursing their misfortune, since the Europa League qualifying draw is taking them to Russia. The cost of the charter flight to the away leg has used up the last of Stuart McCall’s transfer budget, which the manager intended to use to sign one final player to add pace to his squad.”

      Business is booming. BOOMING I tells ya ! Lol.

      • willy wonka

        “Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug 10m
        Bryan Jackson also tells BBC that plug likely to be pulled on Dunfermline tomorrow if CVA doesn’t go through – no plan B.”

        Aye, booming !

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