Celtic Diary Wednesday November 28: Assault and Flattery
They really are out to get us.
Its a kind of flattery, but the campaign to derail the Celtic juggernaut is now becoming a full frontal assault.
This is Andrew Dallas, the man chosen by his dads pals at the SFA to referee the League cup final.
They chose him because the usual eleven v eleven set up might not be enough to stop Celtic winning the first leg of a treble.
Dallas is the orange that didn’t fall too far from the tree, as they say, in that he’s the son of Hugh Dallas, who was part of the furniture at the SFA until it was discovered he was a bigot after his emails were made public.
Thats not ,y only concern about this appointment, the fact is Dallas is a poor referee, and one wonders what criteria were used to elevate him to a showpiece final, as it cannot possibly be his ability.
Just to get it off my chest, Andrew Dallas should never be allowed to officiate any football match at any level, professional or not, ever again.
Absolutely clueless individual.
This tweet was published after the 5-5 draw between “rangers ” and Hibernian back in May.
As was this one..
Six months later, he gets a cup final ?
This will be his first match involving Celtic this season,
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It’s possible that some players will be rested for the Europa League match.
“It will be very difficult to pick two full strength teams against both Celtic and Stromsgodset. I wish it was possible.
“Hopefully, we can get some rest before the match.
“The good news is that we have almost fully fit squad which is the first time that has happened in a while and that gives me room to manoeuvre.”
Our manager said..
“We hope their title celebrations will have been tiring, but we know we have a big test. They’ve won their league and they have every right to celebrate. That’s what you have to do.
“They will look at this as a game to ensure they don’t come out of the group with nothing. They’ll want to put on some sort of performance at home, but it’s not new for us. It’s a lovely stadium, we’ll travel well and the hotel really looks after us. Thankfully the pitch is perfect so we’ll really push to get the result.”
Relaxed, and confident.
Within the “Data 4” documents they are at pains to avoid the use of the word “crushing” despite the fact that they admit a few paragraphs earlier to referencing the Taylor report on Hillsborough and within another document a mounted officer calls in “dangerous”, crowding.
Given the crushing which we all knew happened pre-match, there was a rush from the police to release a statement stating that safety was of paramount importance in their policing of the game. However their document reveals a contradiction & the evolution of their statement..
Andrew Dickson Retweeted Rangers Football Club
If they weren’t already, I suspect an awful lot of Rangers fans will be adopting Liverpool as their English team for the simple reason that if they aren’t doing well and Klopp goes at any point, this man is developing into a ready-made replacement.