Why We Need to Change


Interesting article by Gabriele Marcotti on a different model for …

Comment on Why We Need to Change by There’s Only One Willie Miller.

Interesting article by Gabriele Marcotti on a different model for football on TV. It’s about England but something similar could easily be done in Scotland too.


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Big Pink says:
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August 20, 2015 at 11:40 am

motor red says:
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August 20, 2015 at 10:31 am
well am with theres only one willie miller here

I am sure that most Celtic fans are grown-up enough to take it on the chin, but your argument is extremely one-dimensional, and flies in the face of logic and observed behaviour.

Firstly, your logic, taken to its natural conclusion, would prevent you wishing success on any Scottish team in Europe for fear that their financial position would be to your disadvantage. As a Celtic fan I am therefore not offended by your thoughts, just a bit bewildered. The real way to deal with lack of competition is not to wish failure on Scottish teams in Europe (which is bad for morale all round), but to install a better redistribution model at national level.

Also, Celtic are already (if reports are correct) down £30m owing to the absence of a Rangers in the top division. Is that really affecting the relative situations of them and Aberdeen?

I am also a bit dismayed to find that we are not ALL in it together here 🙁

One thing that does set us apart from other sites is our respect for each other. The poster who sent his message of congratulation to Malmo (and by the way, I’d like to send my own congratulations to their wonderful fans for the noise and colour last night), was the same person who last week told us that the site was going downhill because the level of debate and flow of content was dropping.

Is this the level he wishes to raise it to? An ejaculatory “well done Malmo!”? Oh and by the way, even after his complaint about the lack of a new blog we are still looking for his reply to my invitation to provide one 🙂

He was in my opinion trolling, pure and simple – as when was last week when he had a go at the blog. He also has a track record when it comes to Celtic, and for the record, I don’t think he is a fan of Aberdeen.

Ordinarily that post would have been removed. Can anyone seriously imagine a post which expressed the same sentiment about any other Scottish team’s opponent surviving five minutes here? It most certainly would not, and the (very sheepish but nameless) mod on duty owes us all an apology that it wasn’t removed. It is now gone.

The substantive point that you make motor red, is worthy of discussion. I don’t agree with it at all, but I am sure you didn’t take any pleasure in the disappointing end (from a Celtic perspective) to the game last night.

Ianagain got it right – again. He was hoping for an uplift in the co-efficient, but correctly observed self-inflicted wounds from the Celtic team.

Even after that disappointment, as a Celtic fan, the atmosphere at the game (Zadoc and all) was
wonderful. That is something I would be glad to see back more often, not the malignancy of the OF.


Blimey Big Pink, you are a sensitive chappy aren’t you.

If you would get out of your Celtic bubble, you would realise that the vast majority of non Celtic fans don’t want them to qualify for the CL group stages purely because of the enormous amount of money they would make. The Scottish league is already uncompetitive enough without one club getting another £12-15 million pounds a year.

As for your suggestion of a different way of distributing CL money, if Uefa tried that, the top clubs would be off to a European Super League in about 5 minutes flat.

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There hasn’t been a new blog for nearly 2 months. That really doesn’t do anything for the blog being a success in the future.

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Re John Collins comments, a lot of European teams could say the same thing about Celtic.

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