Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?

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TheTributeAct @TheTributeAct · 24m 24 minutes ago
Let’s get the straight.
Old board of spivs were able to get four Nomads to take them on.
Dave King & Paul Murray can’t find one?

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Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
parttimearab says:
May 12, 2015 at 10:12 am

IIRC it was reported that Miller (and Boyd) signed for pretty low wages.

While he is now past his best I would have thought, given his effort, attitude, fitness and ability to score goals for all his clubs and country, he could be a welcomed addition to the backroom staff as a player/coach.

Certainly need more of the likes of Kenny Miller than giving Elbows some kind of gig.
If the price is right maybe not a bad move if you are looking long term.


Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
upthehoops says:
May 12, 2015 at 7:12 am

I know where you are coming from but the fact remains that the SFA is there to manage and support the game in Scotland and that includes our own referees.

By all means look abroad for assistance in terms of coaching, monitoring performance etc of referees in the same way we brought in the likes of Mark Wottee, if you don’t think our guys are up to it.

However if foreign referees where brought in on regular/permanent basis it wouldn’t take long for fans to start complaining about how rubbish they were.

The reality is that when teams fail to do their business on the park fans, players and managers tend to look for the ref as being the scapegoat and the deciding factor in a game.

Clearly at times refs get it wrong and that can seem to have a major bearing on the outcome of a game but they are human and it should never be forgotten that without them there is no game.

Lets not forget Ronny Deila and Lennon before him have not exactly been shouting to the rooftops about the quality of Euro refs when things haven’t gone their way in big games.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ronny-deila-backs-scottish-referees-4736618

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/european/ronnie-deila-blasts-refs-display-as-celtic-go-out-fighting-31026081.html

http://sport.stv.tv/football/clubs/celtic/213771-neil-lennon-celtic-deserved-at-least-two-penalties-against-juventus/

Just because a guy has an exotic name doesn’t mean that on any one day they can’t get it just as wrong as one of our home grown officials.


Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
StevieBC says:
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May 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Why doesn’t the SMSM just tell us how it is. The Celtic Captain doesn’t need to give a hoot about any other team in Scotland other than his current club and the other team in Green and White given his well known liking for Hibs. Hardly going to want the team from Govan to go up and his boyhood team stay down.


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StevieBC 22nd December 2020 at 12:26

bect67 22nd December 2020 at 12:50

Agree, if people aren't happy with six goals in a cup final encounter that went to extra time and a nerve wracking penalty shoot out then what is it that floats their boat?

Thinking back, by the end of it I had forgotten there was no crowd in Hampden and was wholly absorbed unlike some games I've watched in these strange times.

OK so the quality was questionable and the result didn't go the way of my team but for me this is what sport should be about. If Celtic had taken it to 3-0 in the second half and strolled to the end of the game, no-one would have even remembered the game next week, let alone years to come. 

Quadruple trebles, Hamilton winning F1 at a canter, etc  are to be admired and respected but I'd say it isn't always 'entertaining'.


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Nice to see the thumbs back on the site.

18 thumbs down for a fairly innocuous post re the cup final and 1 person responding negatively to Cluster One's post re  the BBC's  half time tribute to a 36 year old footballer being struck down by MND!! 

I know people say the thumbs are not the be all and end all of the site, but come on guys, really?


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Very entertaining cup final today.

Penalties a bit of a lottery, as usual,  as both teams could claim they were worthy of the win.

 


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bordersdon 7th December 2020 at 20:23

paddy malarkey 7th December 2020 at 18:36

Would hope by the September rounds there may be a chance to get to games if the vaccine roll out goes well. However in terms of away games can't see any great attraction other than Austria, don't really fancy the rest. Would consider Denmark if I can get a bank loan for a pint!!


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Re The recent punishments for St Mirren and Kilmarnock, I have merely scanned the ruling for Killie and read a bit of commentary re St Mirren

It seems there are two parts to case. Killie were deemed to have not operated social distancing protocols on the bus to an away game and at a pre-game meal. To put is simply, they probably need to have two buses to keep all players and staff appropriately distanced and at the hotel where the meal was served,  the tables had too many people around them.

In St Mirren's case it seems the same applied but they were also guilty of letting players car share. There seems to be questions about not imparting covid related information to players and staff in an appropriate manner.

I may be wrong but I get the impression the cash fine is for braking the covid protocols and the loss of game and the 3-0 award to opposition is based on sporting disadvantage, given the result was that due to Covid issues the offending team were unable to put out a team and thus placed unfavourable conditions on their opposition that would otherwise not have occurred.

The linking of these two cases to earlier one with Celtic & Aberdeen seems to be 'apples and pears' in that both those clubs were willing and able to play their fixtures. The SPFL seem to also be saying that the Scot Gov cancelled the games but I am not sure that is strictly the case.

However, if a team were to fall foul of a bout of food poisoning as a result of their own catering operation and could not fulfill a fixture, is it not the case that precedent for teams being unavailable due to  'illness' within the squad is that the games are rescheduled.

Clubs would not be fined for breaking hygiene protocols and no points would be awarded to the disadvantaged opposition.

I can see why the SPFL have taken the stance they have, in these most difficult of times,  but not overly convinced they have the powers or precedent to take such action. Perhaps it is a gloves off approach as opposed to being more accommodating in 'normal times'.

While not so fussed about retrospective action on Celtic and Aberdeen, I am more concerned that the same SPFL seem willing to disrupt an already jam packed league fixture list and allow a certain team to needlessly go to a winter training camp (which presumably will be abroad), when there could be a higher probability of people straying from protocols and covid controls. 

If Celtic or any other team are unable to fulfill fixtures due to 'covid mistakes'  then 3-0 it will be, no?

 


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