And still they are bitter…

Not all of them though, just a few. Some of this dignity we’ve heard about has been on show to:

“Anyone who thinks the SPL wont be affected is kidding themself. Time for Gers to show their stuff and work their way back up” – aye okay dear, calm yersel.

“As a Gers fan I’m happy, punishment dished out, punishment taken. Glad that’s over with, now we know where we stand, Div 3 it is, good. Let’s get on with the football. Now then, I just need Charles Green to give details of the fans’ share scheme & I’ll be more than happy to participate” – much more in line with reality

Now that the direction of Sevco has been eliminated from the agenda, and not before time, I would like to see Doncaster and Regan eliminated from Scottish football. This comedy act has contributed little to Scottish football and the bells are chiming for their exit.

For a long time I always imagined fresh input from ‘outsiders’ would help develop the game in Scotland. It would seem that like US Presidents, it’s the men behind the curtain who rule the madness of the Scottish game – these two punters are merely court jesters.

There is a requirement in Scotland to better ourselves and that goes for our football. We cannot become better if we don’t change our ways.

The club who once lived at Ibrox are dead and nothing will bring them back. Sevco are a new club and will start where all new clubs deserve to start – at the bottom.

These ‘wonder’ plans to change Scottish football are nothing more than a childs drawing done with chubby crayons. The SPL was supposed to be a way forward but even that has been a real hash.

Each time a plan has been pledged by the footballing bodies, it has been lame. The fans and the clubs are closer to agreeing an idea and they are the ones who have to agree to it so why not just listen to them?

SPL, SFA and SFL need to be one unit. Of all the league format’s that I have read over the years, none of them have come from our ruling bodies.

The RFC saga that has engulfed our game has been an embarrassment to Scotland and our sport. Swift action has not been demonstrated by the now defunct club or any of our football authorities.

For that simple reason the latter should be eliminated from our lives along with the dead club. Our fans, the paying customers and the clubs should have all the input that is required.

There are too many chiefs in Scottish football and the indians want their scalps. Time for them to make way for a better league and a better TV deal but they are not welcome at our table.

SPL2 is a disasterous idea which we have been subjected to in the name of bringing Sevco into play asap. That’s is all our SPL and SFA care about it and it is always wil be.

Hail! Hail!

BF

 

 

 

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The day has come…

It has been a long time coming. Not just for Celtic fans, but the whole of Scottish football.

Sevco, the consortium that holds the reigns of the club formerly known as Rangers, were finally rejected entry into the SPL. The insanity of such an application was dealt with by the SPL vote that has circled Scottish football for too long.

The time taken to reach this conclusion was completely absurd. The length of time that has elapsed to get here reflects badly on Scottish football or more accurately, the organisations that claim to rule our game.

It should be noted though that the result that has been achieved is the doing of the SPL clubs. The SFA, SPL and perhaps to an extent the SFL have fumbled over this farce.

Their actions, or in-actions, have severely compromised their usefulness to Scottish sport. This outdated, overstaffed group of imbeciles are as pointless as the media.

They make their claims and they are proven wrong. They turn up for football matches and talk nonsense to the public.

Every attempt to save the non-existent club ‘Rangers’ was done by the higher powers of Scottish football. With the same hand, Sevco have also been supported by these eejits at Hampden.

Football is about the fans, not these ‘bigwigs’ wearing suits and telling us how it is going to be. These guys in suits can’t even write a rule book and stick with it.

The ‘big two,’ or as we are now known ‘the only club in Glasgow’, have been utilised for financial benefit. Now though I welcome change and balance.

There is no doubting how big our club is. We have a huge fan base world wide and have turned around our prospects on a business level.

If there ever was a time to change the game in Scotland then that time is now. Wherever Newco end up, who knows?

One thing I do know is that these organisations that claim to ‘run’ our game must disappear. Control by the clubs is the only way forward.

The model of our game must change to within our means. This isn’t because an ‘income’ has been removed from the top flight, it is because change should have happened decades ago.

Scottish football has been limping in the shadows of decent leagues whilst the nipple of Glasgow has been sucked dry. I suggested some time ago a collapse of the game before it got better, well, one out of two scenarios isn’t bad.

I look forward to the new season and the challenges that lie ahead for Celtic and the rest of Scottish football.

Let us dispense with the regime that has protected the guilty and created something new. It starts next season and I look forward to this with eyes open wide.

Lets hear it for fan power and justice in football.

Hail! Hail!

BF