Celtic Diary Monday March 30: SPFL To Adhere To Rules ?

What looks like a pitiful plea for help to UEFA for clarification on whether or not Celtic can be declared champions of Scotland appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

The Evening Times reported it as….

UEFA pass buck to SPFL on how to finish Premiership season

 

when surely it should have been  ….

 

UEFA pass buck back to SPFL on how to finish Premiership season, and tell them to grow a fucking pair.

 

The decision will now have to be made by the SPFL itself after Michele Uva, vice-president of European football’s governing body, publicly ruled out any directives being issued from UEFA.

When asked by SportMediaset whether UEFA would provide guidance on matters of promotion, relegation, championship titles and final league standings, Uva insisted: “It’s not a matter for us, it will be up to each league to decide.

“The only issue concerns those players who have contracts or loans expiring on June 30 but that isn’t a matter for UEFA, which will only ask for the list of teams that will participate in the next European competitions by a certain date.” 

 

In a nutshell, as we have seen , the SPFL rules, signed off by every participating club state clearly that;

Season means the period of the year commencing on the date of the first League
Match in a Season and ending on the date of the last League Match in the same
Season or otherwise as determined by the Board and which excludes the close season.

 

And at the end of that season, whenever it is determined to be…

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The Club occupying position one in the League at the end of a Season shall be
declared the Champion Club of the League and shall hold the “The Scottish
Professional Football League Championship Trophy” until the next Season’s League
Competition is concluded. When the winner of The Scottish Professional Football
League Championship trophy has been ascertained, the Trophy shall be handed
over to the winner who shall return the same to the Company at the League Office
not later than 3 weeks prior to the end of the next following Season, in good order
and condition and in any event as soon as reasonably practicable following a
request from the Board. It shall be the responsibility of the winning Club to arrange
appropriate insurance cover for each trophy throughout the period when it is held by the club  

 

Quite why that is even a matter for debate remains a mystery, if you don;t count that this is Scotland, where the governing bodies are known to be morally flexible.

 

Although a ninth successive title is but a declaration away, there is little else to cheer the green hearts around the world, with the great Oddsone Edoaurd Auction filling far more pages than it really ought to.

All football clubs just now are undergoing a review of their finances,as will all television companies and sponsors before the season restarts, which in itself would cast doubt on the authenticity of any big money offers coming to Glasgow for the French forward.

When clubs such as Juventus and Barcelona are looking at cutting their bills, then it can only be a matter of time before Sky TV et al do the same, so I’d pay lttle attention to the so called bidding war between tv money dependants such as Leicester and Newcastle, and debt ridden giants such as Arsenal and Manchester United.

 

Coronavirus may just be the leveller that football needed, if not some of the clubs.

 

Ah, coronavirus.

Did anyone join in the round pof applause for Prime minister Johnson last night ?

I didn’t think it would be a winner, despite some of the praise he seems to be getting from the public for the way he’s, er , dealt with the crisis by pretending he’s got it and finding another fridge to hide in.

 

Or perhaps his PR men got it wrong…

 

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Another soundbite ?

 

 Boris-Not As Bad As Hitler.

 

Reassuring stuff.

 

Meanwhile, the deflection has begun, as the country begins to realise that johnson and his merry men are completely clueless, as with Brexit it must all be johnny foreigners fault…

 

 

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He’s sent everyone a letter, but for fucks sake don’t pick it up…he’s clearly trying to infect the whole herd himself.

 

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China, as we have seen, told everybody what was going on way back in January, allowing for the rest of the world to take whatever precautions it deemed necessary, and is now even at the stage where help is being given to other countries.

 

Britain and the USA, the old and the new Empires, have been found to be woefully neglect, although there may be a brighter side eventually when it becomes cheaper to buy a house and there are a lot fewer cars on the road.

Oh, and considerably fewer people as well.

 

One other aspect of the crisis that is commendable has seen local authorities and communities start to help each other…

 

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“What I’m seeing now is us going back to our roots, going back to community life with people looking out for each other and maybe we’d gone away from that. What’s happening is tragic but everybody is pulling together to try to get through it and that’s brilliant.” Neil Lennon

 

In Kent, they even list places where everyone can pull together.

 

Some people cannot help but snipe at each other, and they even do it in public, as a sort of way of gaining attention.

Like this spat between the ever popular duo of Gary Lineker and Peirs Morgan..

 

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Then there was this puzzler….

 

Police Sergeant Colin Taylor
@Colin_J_Taylor
And finally. You are a police officer and have been stopping cars ALL day. The last car of your shift contains a driver who says that they are just on their way home from work taking a detour just to get a bottle of wine. They are an exhausted A&E nurse. What do YOU do?

Well, after initial checks…
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  Of course, some police officers would behave differently, perhaps even fetching and paying for a bottle of wine, then waiting all night outside the nurses house so they can get him/her in the morning onto a breathalyser.
 Not all police are bad though, and Shropshire Police…though I’m fairly sure they aren’t called that, i might be wrong, I usually only see the inside of their cars…deserve a round of applause for this response…

neil russell
@russ634

Called my local Mosque in Shrewsbury to see if it was closed as per the new law and government guidance. Horrified to discover that they are still open and allowing people in!! These idiots will be super spreaders of the Virus!

why are you not closing them down? 

Shropshire Police
@ShropCops
Replying to

Probably because there is no Mosque in Shrewsbury. There is a prayer centre & it has been checked and is fully compliant with the current government requirements.  
Yesterday, we had this….
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Bognorbhoy

Caption …
Airbnb .
check out our Indoor heated pool  

 

today…

 

New York City police 1970s

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Jinkylarrson
9 months ago

A lost ma shirt on servo winning the league.

tony carlin
9 months ago

meanwhile in America, black guy gets arrested for walking on the sidewalk in a coloured manner in a white area

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago

“China, as we have seen, told everybody what was going on way back in January, allowing for the rest of the world to take whatever precautions it deemed necessary, and is now even at the stage where help is being given to other countries.”

Which is quite interesting given we know for a fact they knew about it on December 1st.
So why wait 4 WEEKS to let the rest of the World know?
As Henke eluded to early last week Italy had cases showing symptoms in November,so this again raises the question WERE CHINA AWARE OF IT BEFORE DECEMBER?

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

One should imagine it takes far less time however if by the weirdest stroke of unbelievable luck you just so happen to have a Level 4 DEDICATED LABORATORY THAT DEALS WITH DANGEROUS PATHOGENS sat within the same City?

The only Level 4 Lab in the 686 Cities in China as it happens.
100 % Batshit

Like China’s Coronavirus figures something just aint adding up.
Are they using the Ibrox Calculator?

9 months ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Correct.

When it first presented medics were baffled, as to what they were seeing, was it simply a new variation of flu or something completely brand new.

It was fully documented and details past to WHO, who disseminated to the rest of the world in January.

If China was negligent or worse then this is for organisations like WHO, UN etc to investigate and deal with, after the current pandemic is brought under control. NB As it stands there’s no official claim that this is the case.

What is important in the here and now, is how we (I’m in the UK) have dealt with this since being alerted in January, how we are dealing with it and how we will deal with it, until its brought under control.

Its clear that initial the UK response was negligent and belligerent (“its small scale”, “I shook hands” etc), through to current inadequacies (lack of PPE equipment, not provisioning ventilators properly i.e. slow and contracting non-specialist Brexit supporting Vacuum manufacturer etc).

Its hoped that, as well as the personal WHO advice, that the government get their act together to limit the damage of their previous complacent folly.

With the toadying media on diversionary Trump-pet “blame China” (irrelevant at this stage in dealing with the crisis)
and unleashing batshit crazy Brexiteer conspiracy theories, its not looking like the required dedication to the task is happening.

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Or are they simply more interested in protecting their own interests?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_research_and_development_spending

Follow the money…

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago

Caption

Lucky bastard I’ve not been frisked since D Day

Whitearra
9 months ago

Caption : FBI poster ‘Did you see this woman on the grassy knoll?’

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
9 months ago

Caption: ‘If you move a muscle I am going to shoot you right there’

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago

Caption
She’s turned the weans against me

Cartvale88
9 months ago

Caption
He’s my toy boy you bass!

The Coronavirus, still waiting for the price of lager to drop. As for footie it will be a changed game, but the SMSM and UEFA still seem to be blind to the changes coming.

Spudscave
9 months ago

Caption I wonder who called the cops and was scunnered to see a black cop turn up as she sprinted oot wae the baby to see a good ole fashioned whupping nae luck fatty

Bognorbhoy
9 months ago

Caption …
Shorts ,flip flops and sports socks your going down,says copper, granny thinks,I wish it was on me

Steve M
9 months ago

I think you let China off the hook too easily (and are a little too critical of our response). China may have told everyone in January – but they certainly knew long before that, perhaps as early as November.

BroxburnBhoy
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve M

There is no doubt that word got out of China late because of fear of bringing bad news to Beijing. Also that when it did surface the same fear affected how they measured the numbers initially. That said they started to get on it as soon as the party bosses got the full picture and realized this was serious and would affect China’s image. They put in place draconian measures which it seems have worked. At the same time, the rest of the world waited and viewed this as a China problem. Even when it started showing up around the world. The Western world particularly tried to downplay the seriousness and the possibility of it happening here like in China. Turns out that was a big mistake driving by very poorly informed decisions and a real lack of wanting to learn lessons from the initial outbreak. the death toll will be greater outside of China because outside it wasn’t taken seriously enough in January and almost all of February.

dingbat
9 months ago

You may wish to do so, but I wouldn’t be so quick to give a pass to a totalitarian state, which is very adept at suppressing information and its citizens equally well.

https://twitter.com/BitterWinterMag/status/1244224762789990401

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51409801

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago
Reply to  dingbat

The truth will out itself bud.
Anyone who believes that a China has 3300 Casualties from this Lutbreak must be either a Sevco Shareholder at Ibrox or a monthly subscriber to the John James SafehouseTrust

henkesdreadlocks
9 months ago

Caption…….

Time travelling Gammoness (from Kent) can’t contain her delight as immigrant is arrested for walking ( or is that w@nking) in an aggressive manner.

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

Posts going missing all week Ralph…..you got the fever ?

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

Caption….Mollie Sugden , a well known drugs mule , walks by with a pram full of uppers as the decoy does his job ….

Monti
9 months ago

Caption: Ena Sharples not amused at the decline of the street.

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

FFS

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

Sort the comments out Ralph….6 tries on the caption….is it a closed shop….

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago

Are you suggesting Puggy is the moderator?

Puggy67
9 months ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Think you’d get a sniff? Sniff.

liftedinmoscow
9 months ago

The UEFA ‘decision’ is a recipe for absolute fucking chaos. It’s impossible to think that all 55 members will come to the same decision regarding what to do about the 2019/20 season. What happens when some countries decide to recognise the leagues as they were at the time of the closedown and others decide the entire season should scrapped (as is likely to be the case in Scotland to stop nine-in-a-row). How will that affect qualification places for European completion next season? I can’t see how any clubs denied entry would not take legal action if UEFA are prepared to recognise some leagues and not others. Given the need to register clubs, check they comply with the necessary financial requirements (one club excepted obviously) by a certain date when is the cut off point for associations to make their final decisions? I hope our very well paid CEO is putting a strategy in place to challenge the SPFL and UEFA when the inevitable decision to scrap the season is made. What is has done is confirm what we already know. The last bunch of corrupt useless bastards who were running UEFA under Platini have been replaced by another bunch of corrupt useless bastards who take more interest in their benefits like huge expense accounts, ensuring their meetings take place at the very best hotels etc rather than managing the game in Europe.

As for Co-Vid 19, the silver lining is that it’s taken down that bastard cummings. Never though I’d see another scumbag in my lifetime that I’d hate as much as thatcher.

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

What is it about my post that stops it getting through ?

9 months ago

Its wordpress, just one of those things, random bugger-uppedness on its part, no-one elses. I will check SPAM and JUNK folders

9 months ago
Reply to  Desimond

Dearie me.. my mind must be in the sewer. I read that as SPUNK and JAM folders. Is that classed as a Spoonerism?
H.H. & stay safe people.
Nae shakin hauns. Elbows only fre noo oan.

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

This askimet pish has to go , 12 tries about molly sugden and I still cant get through…f@cking joke

Bannockburn Bhoy
9 months ago

I couldn’t have pumped the GILF, officer, I’m practicing social distancing. Talking of which…

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

You think if this originated in say the USA, they would have informed the rest of the world quicker , they would still be unaware it was serious until 100s of thousands had died.. Stupid stupid yanks

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

Mollie Sugden , a well known
mule , walks by with a pram full of uppers as the decoy does his job ….

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

ok, insert the word dr ugs before mule.

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

ok so this askimet pish cannot handle the word dr ugs, wonder what else it shits itself with

alzyerpal
9 months ago

Nacho Novo arrested for soliciting outside Glasgow’s ‘Waterloo Bar’

Puggy67
9 months ago

Caption: As Horace’s grandson gets done for dealing again The Bairn rues her family’s emigration to America all those years ago.

9 months ago

Caption…….
Natcho Novo in his weekend YMCA costume gives the order,”bend over Bhoy you’re next, oops nicked”.

Puggy67
9 months ago

Caption: In our picture quiz can you spot whose collar and cuffs don’t match?

gerry gillespie
9 months ago

there were rules in place as regards second contracts etc not being allowed a wee while back and they were largely ignored …so existing rules mean feck all when it comes to scottish football

9 months ago

“In Kent, they even list places where everyone can pull together.”

Surely, “pull 2 metres apart.”

9 months ago

Caption.. Not that its any of your business he’s been arrested for budgie smuggling

charlie
9 months ago

tae finish the season why no play the outstanding fixtures at the start ae next season and also make them be the first games ae next season each game coonts double points half tae finish this season and half tae start next season ……..simples

9 months ago

The rules are there in place.
Declare the season over Declare Celtic as the rightful champions and let the huns howl at the moon.
They and lots others will be in administration, the sfa will probably say that due to the world pandemic and nature of events that put them into admin no penalties will be imposed for next season as no one could have foreseen this coming.
This will appease the sevco high command and get the incompetent rulers of our game out of jail again.

9 months ago

Caption : Private investigator gets the evidence for mrs morelos. Banged to rights El buffalo.

Monti
9 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

If my other half walks in front of the tv screen one more time when i’m playing FIFA….she’s going under the patio.

I’m calm tho, i’m fine…..

Monti
9 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Has anyone heard from Mike?

Charlie Saiz
9 months ago
Reply to  Monti
9 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… He is pprobably lambing at this time

Puggy67
9 months ago

Caption: The P.A. Alex Salmond’s sister picked worries she will be late on her first day.

Spudscave
9 months ago

Caption Old holiday photo of Jim McLeans maw pushing baby Jim in the pram ye can feel the happiness ripping oot ay her

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