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  1. "DEREK RIORDAN panicked when he learned John Hughes was going back to Hibs - because he couldn't bear to see him naked again! Striker Riordan revealed how his new boss used to strip off and chase the Hibees youngsters around the dressing room in his Easter Road playing days. And he admits he's glad Yogi keeps his clothes on nowadays. Deek smiled: "The gaffer was mad when I was a youngster and he was one of the senior pros. "The main thing that's changed since I played alongside him is that he doesn't chase you around naked any more! "He used to turn all the lights off and chase the young players around the dressing room with no clothes on. "But he's a lot more serious now and a real professional. He really makes his players work hard. "Many say he was an animal in his day but you look at the way his sides play and it's nice to see." From The Sun 20th July 2009 , link no longer available.
  2. Interesting that Hughes played for celtic (1995/96) when McCafferty was kitman , 14 years before they worked together at Hibs in 2009/2010 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hughes_(footballer,_born_1964) Also the Falkirk connection between McCafferty and Hughes . Looks like Hughes took McCafferty to Falkirk when he became manager in 2003 , McCafferty joined Falkirk in 2004 as kitman. https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/crime/ex-falkirk-kit-man-arrested-following-child-sexual-abuse-revelations-1-4311558
  3. " McCafferty, who was employed by celtic Football Club in the mid 1990s, " ... at the time youth player Lawrence Haggart was murdered by Paedo Brian Beattie.
  4. Bank holiday Friday afternoon hours after the Prime Minister resigns , a good time to bury bad news. No one will notice ... they wish.
  5. The Times again today. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/celtic-s-response-to-boys-club-sex-abuse-a-kick-in-the-teeth-0zs869ddm Marc Horne May 24 2019, 12:01am, The Times celtic’s response to Boys Club sex abuse ‘a kick in the teeth’ A victim of one of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles has called celtic FC’s failure to take responsibility for widespread abuse at its feeder club a “kick in the teeth” for those who were targeted. Steve Walters, 47, helped to set up the Offside Trust, a charity for survivors of abuse at football clubs, after being sexually assaulted by Barry Bennell while playing for Crewe Alexandra in the 1980s. He has accused the Parkhead club of burying its head in the sand and urged it to apologise for the abuse suffered by members of the celtic Boys Club. The Times disclosed yesterday that the Scottish and English FAs are investigating a “partnership” between Jim McCafferty, a former celtic kitman and boys coach, and Bennell, 65, who worked with young players at Manchester City and Crewe. McCafferty, 73, was jailed last week for abusing boys over a 24-year period, while Bennell is serving a 30-year sentence for offences against youngsters on an “industrial scale” in England. McCafferty was the fourth man with connections to celtic Boys Club to be convicted for abusing children in recent months. celtic has expressed sympathy for the victims but insists the boys’ club is separate and not its responsibility. Mr Walters described the club’s stance as deeply disappointing. “celtic appear to be taking advice from their lawyers and keeping quiet,” he said. “It’s a kick in the teeth for the people who suffered dreadful abuse. They are burying their head in the sand, but it doesn’t have to be like that.” He said Manchester City had issued a public apology and begun a “survivors’ scheme” to provide compensation to victims of Bennell. Mr Walters said: “My message to celtic would be ‘it’s not too late to do the right thing’. They need to step up and show some responsibility and accountability. An acknowledgement and an apology would be a good start.” A source close to the Independent Review of Sexual Abuse in Scottish Football said there would be full disclosure in relation to criminality and co-operation involving Bennell and McCafferty. The Timesunderstands that its final report will contain evidence that McCafferty took youngsters from Glasgow to tournaments in northwest England where they were introduced to Bennell. Thompsons Solicitors believes that McCafferty was part of a UK-wide football paedophile ring involving Bennell and others. Patrick McGuire, a partner with the firm, said: “Previously celtic have peddled the line that there is no connection between celtic FC and celtic Boys Club. Since McCafferty’s most recent conviction there has been utter silence from the club. “I take it, on one level, to be a positive sign that perhaps they have taken a long hard look at themselves and realised that line no longer washes. However, it is nowhere near as good as a formal response which recognises the wrongs that were done in their name.” Yesterday a former celtic Boys Club manager jailed for abusing young footballers lost a bid to be released on bail while appealing against his conviction. Frank Cairney, 83, was sentenced to four years in prison in February on nine charges dating back to the 1980s. He had asked for bail on health grounds but the request was turned down by a judge at the Appeal Court in Edinburgh. celtic did not respond to a request for comment.
  6. Apologies if posted already. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/paedophile-ring-football-celtic-boys-club-coach-mccafferty-fggtxfwkg Cross-border inquiry into football club child abuse claims Marc Horne May 23 2019, 12:01am, The Times A “paedophile ring” involving the most notorious abuser in British sporting history and a celtic Boys Club coach is being investigated on both sides of the border. The English and Scottish Football Associations are examining a “partnership” between Barry Bennell, who worked with young players at Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, and Jim McCafferty, a former celtic kitman and boys coach. Last week McCafferty, 73, was jailed for abusing boys over a 24-year period, Bennell, 65, is serving a 30-year sentence for molesting youngsters on an “industrial scale”. A source close to the Independent Review of Sexual Abuse in Scottish Football said: “The partnership between McCafferty and Bennell is included in the investigation. There will be full disclosure.” The final report from the review was delayed last year to avoid prejudicing criminal proceedings. However, The Times understands that it will contain evidence that McCafferty took youngsters from Glasgow to tournaments in the northwest of England where they were introduced to Bennell. The information has been shared with the English FA. Manchester City, which is carrying out an abuse investigation of its own, has established that Bennell took youngsters to tournaments in Ayrshire. Thompsons Solicitors is convinced that McCafferty was part of an abuse network which involved Bennell and Jim Torbett, 71, the founder of celtic Boys Club, who was jailed last November for abusing boys. Patrick McGuire, a partner with the firm, said: “There is clear evidence of trips being organised in both directions; Bennell bringing boys up to Scotland and McCafferty taking boys clubs on trips to the Greater Manchester area. “I’m glad the SFA have finally taken account of the evidence that we have been putting forward.” Mr McGuire added: “McCafferty and Bennell were the two most prolific and horrific paedophiles that we know of in football circles. Undoubtedly they were working together . . . it makes you shudder.” celtic FC and Crewe Alexandra did not respond to a request for comment. The Glasgow club has expressed sympathy for the victims but has insisted that the boys club is a separate organisation and not its responsibility.
  7. Gamble is too close to Gerry McCann and worth the watching when the McCanns unravel. Mark Williams-Thomas, a former police investigator exposed Savile in an ITV documentary The Other Side of Jimmy Savile in 2012. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6710531.stm
  8. So Lawwell was financial controller when a pact of silence was agreed by the coaches who had been told of abuse by Cairney on the boys tour of USA in 1991. Wonder if the parents of the victims were bought off.
  9. The SFA are being sued by multiple victims of their one time employee referee Hugh Stevenson who is now dead. Stevenson was on the Committee at Eastercraigs A.F.C. where he met Tommy Burns in the late 1960s/1970 before Burns left for celtic boys club . When Burns started playing for the first team at celtic in 1975 Stevenson would boast of their friendship . If Stevenson was linked to the paedo ring at the Piggery the SFA will be now aware of this and may explain their inertia. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38208329 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38267236
  10. He gave new signings medicals according to physio Brian Scott http://themaddiecasefiles.com/celtic-daft-dad-was-a-real-pro-news-of-the-world-1-t14263.html
  11. any links to taylor fight , vip league blocked
  12. That could be Spiers writing that , using a nom de plume after he puts on one of his frocks.
  13. The players abused could also have gone on to be a manager and then a pundit like say Strachan or Souness. That's three careers lost and a lot of damages.
  14. Looked like Taylor is a lot taller. Baranchyk will need to get close and go to the body , easier said than done as you say Taylor is very fine boxer and can bang. Think Taylor will get the nod in any close rounds . Baranchyk will need to stop Taylor to keep his belt. Should be a cracker.
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