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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

 

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8 hours ago, Laudrup1984 said:

Fucking hell! Can't say i'm surprised about a Hughes reference either, although fucks knows what actually happened!

 

Prolific peadophile Jim McCafferty has been jailed for almost seven years for abusing young footballers over a period of 24 years.

He was transported to Scotland from Northern Ireland after serving two years in Maghaberry jail after his pleaded guilty to abusing a teenager in Northern Ireland.

And 10 days ago, Judge Lord Beckett at Edinburgh court told McCafferty: "You have been portrayed as being physically intimidating and an overpowering personality which you used to achieve your depraved objectives.

“You took advantage of your position of trust as a football coach to groom and then sexually abuse boys who played for your teams.

“You were adept at identifying the circumstances of different boys so you could manipulate them and in some cases their parents in a variety of ways.

“And all of this was done to facilitate your sexually abusing children."

McCafferty faced justice after giving a interview to Belfast Live in 2016 in which he confessed to his horrific crimes.

Today we release sections of the interview transcript that helped jailed the monster and give an insight into the monster’s casual treachery, warped thinking and self-interest.

McCafferty committing sexual crimes:

“I think it was just different times. There was lots of horse play and kidology and that sort of thing, you know. You wouldn’t get away from it.

"In hilarity, yes. Yeah, you know in the same way as everybody [did]. I’ll not remember them all because you’re talking about going back 20 odd years ago.”

McCafferty on guilt:

“See at the end of the day, if I thought that I was guilty, I’d go and plead guilty. But nobody’s been in touch with me.

“But the point is, that’s life ain’t it. So I’ve got to go and serve my time or whatever it is, do you know in that side of it because of them, you know, I’ll have to then decide if I fight the case  - or not.

McCafferty on sexual nature of abuse:

“A little. It was good banter, good fun, yes.”

McCafferty on touching victims’ genitals:

“Aye it was a bit of fun, a bit of hilarity on that side.”

McCafferty on the claim he covered boys with boot polish:

“I wouldn’t deny it and say it didn’t happen because there’s that possibility it would have happened, yes.”

McCafferty on former footballer and coach John ‘Yogi’ Hughes:

“I was helping out at Hibs at the time and Big Yogi,  John Hughes, who was the manager and Yogi was a bugger for, you know he was into this devilment, sort of a laugh and a joke.

“He would say to me: ‘Right come on Jim, let’s get the bastards.’ And the point is he would go in and turn the lights out and start you know, the shenanigans, you know,  a bit of kidology with them sort of thing, horseplay. 

“It went too far. It didn’t involve myself because he was my pal big Yogi. It happened. He got carried away with himself one day and one of the younger boys - about 21, 22 at the particular time, Yogi had given him a right ripping and he came to me.

“He said, ‘Jim, I think I’ve made a blunder.’ I said, ‘Right, what’s up?’

“He said ‘I can’t remember the boy’s name now. I just had a right go at him and I’ve maybe gone a wee bit too far.’ He was concerned about how the parents and supporters would have thought about that.”

McCafferty on naked showers with young footballers

“It was as if they were enjoying it at the time.”

McCafferty on being a paedophile:

“Eh, to a certain extent, yes. Not just because I like young boys. But it’s just a case that you’re there involved with them and that side of them. I qualify to the extent that I’m not involved in the football at all now and I haven’t been for a while.”

McCafferty on sexual attraction to children: 

“Fun. Fun. I did [get a thrill out of it ] aye, and they got a thrill out of it.”

“I felt very physically good with them, aye. It made me that we bit extra cheerful.”

McCafferty on sex with his victims:

“Sex with any of them? Eh let me think. If it was pulling somebody’s willy, [...], then yes. I’d be telling lies if I said yes and I’d be telling lies if I said no.”

“I never raped a boy, no, nobody would even get away with that.”

McCafferty on regrets:

“I saw what was happening and I thought, no that’s not right. When they’re all messing about in the dressing room and things, common sense come to you.

“I took advantage of [....]He needed a bit of life about him. It was sexual at time, aye. There was a lot of fondling and fun.

“It was a bit of fun and enjoyment for them to have but as adults we should have used our brains and stepped in and stopped it. I’ve regretted it for years. It has haunted me and I’ve not had a good night’s sleep for a long time. I feel unburdened.”

“I feel bad that I was involved in it.” 

McCafferty on self-preservation:

“My only concern is if someone who hurts me when I’m walking down the street.”

McCafferty on defending his actions:

“Well you’re thinking to yourself, if they didn’t want to be involved in it, nobody forced them.”

“There’s something different in the genes in me."

“The point is they never complained to me or anyone else.”

“Why wait until now? I’d be saying I’m sorry."

“[They were] different times plus the fact that it’s also like, my thought on it is: why leave it so long? Why no go and get something done about it right when it’s happened?”

McCafferty on law abiding coaches:  

“Most clubs, most players would have been involved. It was part of the game.”

“There’s stacks of managers who wouldn’t have. There’s something different in the genes in me.”

McCafferty on secrecy:   

“If they wanted to go home and tell somebody, then they could go home and tell somebody.

“It wouldn’t have been every day, but it would have been once a week. It wouldn’t have been the same boy, just whoever was handy, that’s the word I’d use, handy.”

McCafferty on what he would say to his victims:

“I’d say, ‘why wait until now?’ I’d be saying I’m sorry.”

McCafferty on his intentions during abuse:

“I’d say shocking.”

McCafferty on confession:

“When you two went away I gave thought to go to the police. I tried to use my common sense. I’m delighted to talk to you.”

“I feel OK a bit and I can take a breath again.”

“I feel a damn sight better than after I let you go the first time. I was hoping you would come back and things run through your mind.

“I have remorse. I know if I’m found guilty I will have to serve time and can I tell you in my mind, I’ve said to myself that’s why I have to pay back for what I’ve done and I hope that will cleanse my soul. I’ll take what’s coming, there’s no getting away from it.”

 “I’ve hardly slept, I’m haunted by all of this. If I’ve had three hours sleep, I’d be lucky. I’ll sleep the night.”

Gadz a fuck

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7 hours ago, 1690tamRFC said:

Agreed. Wasn’t sure even if liking your post was appropriate to be honest. I believe there’s much more to come from said tapes and it likely a game changer 

As a kid that growing up in the 70’s & 80’s playing organised football, it would appear going by this cunt it was a bloody miracle I never meet any of these twisted cunts

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2 hours ago, True Hair Bear said:

Only the tip of the iceberg they will be all touting on each other once all the info is out.. Then give them OBEs (one behind the ear  😢🔫) people say that's to easy on them but it's cheaper they don't deserve the same air we breath just be done with them..  Worse than a bad animal dog gets put down for less ffs

Couldn’t agree more mate. 👍👍

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7 minutes ago, Courtyard Bear said:

As a kid that growing up in the 70’s & 80’s playing organised football, it would appear going by this cunt it was a bloody miracle I never meet any of these twisted cunts

Always thought the same, maybe it's because because you and I would not play for any Roman Catholic run teams?

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27 minutes ago, Courtyard Bear said:

As a kid that growing up in the 70’s & 80’s playing organised football, it would appear going by this cunt it was a bloody miracle I never meet any of these twisted cunts

Likewise mate. Never thought of it like that 

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"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.

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28 minutes ago, Howsitgoing said:

Whilst it went on else where this is why this is insignificant for separate entity 

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The owners and Directors of this unholy eddiface quite simply and blatently tried to cover all this up, which might even be the least of their involvement, but yet never held to account. Nada, silience.

When you smell shite, it is shite!

Holyrood, plod, do your job!

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5 minutes ago, ricksen_da_best said:

Did he play for Partick Thistle?

I don't want to.name the boy incase it's not him.

Could end up he was part of the investigation though :matron:

 

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4 hours ago, True Hair Bear said:

Only the tip of the iceberg they will be all touting on each other once all the info is out.. Then give them OBEs (one behind the ear  😢🔫) people say that's to easy on them but it's cheaper they don't deserve the same air we breath just be done with them..  Worse than a bad animal dog gets put down for less ffs

There will be no mass confessions of what was going on .so don't hold your breath waiting on them .

The strength of power of peadophile rings is the fact nobody tells on each other .

The difference between McCafferty and the rest is .He handed himself in .He was a victim of his own mind and wanted to try and clear his guilt before he died .That was his own words when he handed himself in .

None of the rest handed themselves in.Its no coincidence that McCafferty handed himself in within weeks of the Bennel allegations 

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29 minutes ago, backup said:

 

I take it Mrs Gray has still had no joy from the wonderful justice secretary yet then .

She has also in the past said she will not stop this campaign .Does Westminster have any power to investigate this since our own government continue to ignore this .

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