Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol?


Calderon says: It was a documentary called footballers lives (I think) …

Comment on Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol? by arabest1.

Calderon says:

It was a documentary called footballers lives (I think) the picture that emerged was at least ‘obvious’, there was not even any disagreement! Each put their version of events and the viewer could see what happened….good journalism, for a change!

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Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol?
tomtom says:

I clearly remember watching interviews with Mojo, Bill Mc and M.Kelly, and between the three it was obvious what had happened. Johnston went to what he thought were signing talks with some Celtic directors. (he was playing the football of his life for Nantes and Scotland and to sign him would be a real coup) Upon arrival he was handed a Celtic top and told to give a press conference, when he asked about terms ie 3k per week, he was informed such detail is a mere formality just get out there and tell the world your back home! Following the press conference he had a contract for 600 per week placed in front of him, McM told the directors to honour their original agreement or the deal was off, Celtic refused. McM phoned Souness and who snapped his arm off for the biggest coup ever! Perhaps this does not equate to a lie, but is most certainly falls in the category of a flanker. ‘If you know you’re history’ you will know it is another in a long line of dubious treatment dished out to Celtic greats, why? Because they could! Charlie Nicholas tells a not dissimilar tale of his experience dealing with Celtic, or Jimmy McGrory who was one of the poorest paid in the Celtic squad for a decade after he declined a move to Arsenal.

Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol?
Lots of posters on here seem convinced Green is another Whyte and will fill his boots then exit rapid, now this may have been his plan, but is it possible that he has ‘gone native’. Gates of 40k+, just make play the victim card, or the persecuted card, or appeal to the inherent vanity of the fan base and they will queue up all day to throw tenners at the crest. Perhaps he’s been seduced by the ‘vibrancy’ of the club despite everything that has happened he thinks he on a right little earner, and he might well be!

A few posts about Mo Johnston signing for Souness in 89, if anything illustrated the desperate need for change at Celtic Park it was this fiasco. The Celtic board lied to MoJo and tried to pull a flanker……….it was their own fault no one else’s, had they given the wages they promised he would have played for Celtic – they did not, the Beast did – simple!

Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol?
Thanks Alex. I thought a new company was forbidden from trading with the same logo, brand image, name etc, if they had been liquidated and left millions of debt. Was the Airdrie situation regarding logo and name a purely footballing call?

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The Harm Principle
“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.” JS Mill, On Liberty 1859

I have watched with interest the discussion of the sectarian singing emanating from fans of the Govan club and am often dismayed by some of our posters deploying a quite vulgar interpretation of ‘Freedom of Speech’. (http://www.onfieldsofgreen.com/can-you-hear-the-peepil-sing/) Sorry to pick on you James, but whilst I value your contribution to the debates on these pages, I feel you are a mile out on this.
The first thing I notice is that ‘freedom of speech’, as far as I can see, is only ever wheeled out to lazily defend something utterly abhorrent. It’s the BNP……. or the KKK…… or the Orange Order whose hateful gathering and utterances are somehow elevated to a ‘right’…the right to be racist, the right to occupy the public sphere with menace and threat……a ‘right’ we must all defend? Such a position functions to throw red meat to bigots everywhere. Not for me. We live in a liberal democracy where all opinions are imbued with a degree of validity….unless it violates the great liberal notion of the Harm Principle. IMO sash-bashery of any sort provides the potential to violate this principle. 15,000 people invading public space and aggressively and triumphantly celebrating the spilling of blood, of a particular ethnic-minority is a clear infringement of other people’s right to go about their business in and around Glasgow (or anywhere else) without feeling intimidated, insulted or worse.
Not with standings Zilch’s interesting discussion of the semantics of the ‘sectarian’ problem in Scotland, it could be said without fear of contradiction the Scotland has had and continues to have issues of a sectarian nature, particularly with regard to football. (http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/football-key-factor-in-fuelling-sectarianism-1-3696484) As others have pointed out, this problem is nowhere near as bad as it has been in previous decades. The crafts, guilds and unions which shaped the social contours of industrial Scotland seemed to lend themselves to widespread discriminatory practice leading to some ugly outcomes for Catholics of Irish decent. The extent to which Irish Catholics face discrimination in post-industrial Scotland is very much up for debate, but let’s accept Tom Devine’s assertion that anti Irish sentiment retains a residual presence in pockets of Scottish society………unquestionably in and around the Govan team. In the past 3 years we have seen threats and intimidation dished out to; journalists, judiciary, directors, chairmen, editors, bookshops, stadium announcers, managers, many of these threats requiring the intervention of police and special branch….I would defy anyone to tell me that this behaviour does not violate the harm principle?
For the SFA, or the MSM to simply ignore behaviour that picks and claws at a serious social problem is simply unacceptable……….their position requires a response. Half a dozen Chelsea fans on the tube is universally condemned and the story becomes one of international interest …….10’s of thousands of TRFC fans engage in similar offences and we have the great and the good of the game shrugging their shoulders in pathetic acceptance and the others appearing to defend this disgrace as ‘their right’? If football wants to be taken seriously at any level it must take action to stamp out racism, sexism, homophobia and if you want a Scottish category all of its own Sectarianism. It really is not that difficult, fine of points, closed doors, official removing players from the field of play, and that is off the top of my head! ‘Freedom’ only extends to the next persons freedom, if it violates the next persons freedom it becomes something else………..

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“It is not the Rangers way to threaten individuals on a personal basis and there should be zero tolerance for this.”

…it does however appear to be the ‘Sevco way’……. 😉

Add the latest threats and intimidation to this lot….


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rabtdog says:
February 2, 2015 at 8:21 pm



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Stunning. Sat: Dundee Utd qualify for the League Cup final. Sun: Celtic qualify for the League Cup final. Mon: Celtic’s money deprives Utd of two key
players. That sucks.

It sucks alright Rab, but I can live with this it has never been different. Speaking of things not changing, what I find a little more disturbing is the fact that our key player, Nadir Ciftci will sit out the final for two fairly innocuous incidents over 2 different ties, yet a key player for Celtic, Scott Brown can leave the boot in all over the park for 90 mins and will still lead out his team in the cup final. But thats ok cos Elbows did worser? No Old Firm advantage…..aye right, in any other game red cards would be shown, but the bully boys in the stands must not be left suffering a sense of injustice…social disorder and all that…pathetic wee country sometimes it really is!

A Sanity Clause for Xmas?

A Sanity Clause for Xmas?

The board really should act with dignity and transparency at this difficult time………..will the authorities? I won’t hold my breath!

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