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Post by brian f » Tue May 19, 2020 9:32 pm

league reconstruction- whats that all about ?
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Post by Kittywake » Wed May 20, 2020 10:02 pm

brian f wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:32 pm
league reconstruction- whats that all about ?
brian f, In normal circumstances there'd be an easy answer to that question, but as we know these aren't normal circumstances. The only thing certain for me just now is it's mostly about money and survival.

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Post by peterm1711 » Mon May 25, 2020 7:13 am

First off, as a life-long supporter and ST holder, I’m obviously delighted Celtic have secured their 9th league title in a row, for the 2nd time in their history.

However, I can’t help feeling a touch disappointed the way it happened. Sitting at home, under restrictions, when the expected news finally broke, and not actually physically being at a match to witness the event, was strange indeed. Not even being allowed to visit my relatives in Durham to celebrate with them was hard to take.

I’d much rather the Scottish authorities gave it just a little more time to finish it off properly. After all, other leagues elsewhere are tentatively restarting, like Germany, Spain just shortly, and the English seem hopeful of playing again, in the coming weeks.

What I WAS absolute certain about, it was never going to be declared null & void. The reason? Far too much money at stake. Null & Void would’ve been the equivalent of a ‘non event’, meaning Sky, BT Sport, BBC, sponsors and fans, would have been due to be refunded a huge amount of cash from clubs. That was never going to happen in a million years.

Clubs wanted, AND needed, their payments ASAP for where they finished in the league, simple as that. Hence the decision to ‘call it now’.

Even receiving early payments, might not save a few clubs. Don’t be surprised if a some go to the wall over this crisis.

Years ago, Bill Shankly spoke with his tongue firmly in his cheek with his now famous quip, but he was wrong.

These are strange and very difficult times we find ourselves in. People needlessly dying, and personally, I knew two victims, whom I considered friends, gone to this horrible virus.

As much as I admired him for his football know-how and general outlook in life, I reckon Bill Shankly would’ve thought twice about making his humorous comment today.

(Disclaimer: I have no relatives in Durham).

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Re: The Scottish Premiership

Post by Meg » Mon May 25, 2020 8:56 am

Excuse my ignorance Peter, but is the famous quip the one about people thinking football is a matter of life and death etc. - he quipped so many, he had a really sharp wit.

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Post by peterm1711 » Mon May 25, 2020 9:54 am

Meg wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:56 am
Excuse my ignorance Peter, but is the famous quip the one about people thinking football is a matter of life and death etc. - he quipped so many, he had a really sharp wit.

That’s the one Meg.

I’m paraphrasing here, but it was something like, “People say football is a matter of life and death, but they’re wrong, it’s more than that”.

Sadly, with what’s going on in the world at the moment, his humorous comment was way off the mark.

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Post by Meg » Mon May 25, 2020 10:14 am

Thought it was. As I said, he was quite the wit - he is also credited with saying :

If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.

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The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Scottish Premiership

Post by John Donnelly » Mon May 25, 2020 10:30 am

Meg wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:14 am

The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Aaaaahhh.- Now that could be Johnson and Cummings talking.
Is it all right for Shankly but not for Johnson and Cummings ??

A mischief-making JD.

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Post by Meg » Mon May 25, 2020 11:07 am

John Donnelly wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:30 am


Aaaaahhh.- Now that could be Johnson and Cummings talking.
Is it all right for Shankly but not for Johnson and Cummings ??

A mischief-making JD.
Aye - cos Shankly’s no longer with us :roll:

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Re: The Scottish Premiership

Post by Kittywake » Thu May 28, 2020 4:58 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:30 am
The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.
Aaaaahhh.- Now that could be Johnson and Cummings talking.

Is it all right for Shankly but not for Johnson and Cummings ??
Of course folk could say whatever they choose but as most of us know, Bill Shankly was simply talking lightheartedly about football. Politician's often speak in that tone as well, but for me it's hard to equate anything Shank's said with messrs Johnson and Cummings.

I actually think most refs do know the game and it's usually the rules they struggle to get to grips with sometimes.

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