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3 hours ago, Gaz52 said:

So they're holding a series of events to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of them winning the EC. Events will run throughout May culminating in a game between Henrik's Heroes and Lubo's Legends. Who of course were the two main men during the 1967 campaign. :lol: 

Cant make it up with these cunts

Different story if the English mention 1966...

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Ex St Mirren Chairmen telling us what we already knew.

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Celtic chief Peter Lawwell runs Scottish football claims former St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour

The one-time Paisley supremo put the Hoops man in the dock and criticised SPFL CEO Neil Doncaster, before facing difficult questions himself.

ByAlan Clark

21:39, 18 JAN 2017

Stewart Gilmour believes Peter Lawwell has too much influence

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has been accused of running Scottish football.

The claim was made by ex-St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour on BBC's radio show Sportsound .

When prompted to discuss if the big clubs are part of a cabal running the SPFL, Gilmour responded: "I think you're hitting the nail right on the head. I think that's one of the problems of having a weak Rangers , shall we say, obviously they're coming back and I don't mean any offence whatsoever in that.

"I think it was healthier for the game when we had a strong Rangers so we had two particularly strong clubs."

Presenter Kenny McIntyre then asked Gilmour the question 'Who is running Scottish football?', to which Gilmour had no doubt.

Gilmour reckons Celtic CEO Lawwell has done a great job for his club - but not Scottish football (Photo: SNS Group)

"Oh, Kenny I don't think you need to ask me that. Are you trying to tell me that Peter's not pulling the strings? Peter Lawwell ?

"And by the way I don't mean any offence to Peter. Peter's job is the chief executive of Celtic Football Club and in terms of that job and his key primary role, Peter does a fantastic job.

"Does Peter do a great job for Scottish football? Hmm. How many times are we talking about new TV deals and various other things and trying to promote the game - and what comes out the box again? Us [Celtic] going to England.

Former St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour didn't hold back (Photo: SNS)

"Some of the chairmen that attend the meetings will not take Peter on. I think he's got too much power on other clubs."

Hamilton chairman Les Gray was also on the show and disagreed with Gilmour, citing his time on the SPFL board and praised all clubs for coming together in the last few years to agree reconstruction.

Gilmour says Neil Doncaster's time is up as SPFL chief executive and claimed there was a loose agreement to oust him back in 2012.

He said: "If you look back through the whole Rangers saga and chairmen of Premier League clubs, and I won't embarrass them this evening, sat in a room in Gleneagles and said: 'Let's get all this sorted first of all and then we'll sort him."

Lawwell and Doncaster hold high positions within Scottish football

Host McIntyre asked if he meant they wanted Doncaster gone, Gilmour added: "Yes. Chairmen of current Premier League clubs They all said 'we'll get the amalgamation [creation of SPFL] sorted then we'll sort that.

"He's got no credibility with supporters. It's the way he has conducted himself throughout the whole time."

Former Buddies chairman Gilmour expressed his bemusement at certain kick-off times that take place due to television broadcasting of games, but was put on the spotlight by the panel when asked if he signed off on those TV deals.

"No one wants to watch football on a Saturday at 5.15pm, or at 4 on a Sunday," Gilmour said, but presenter McIntyre interrupted to ask why he couldn't have spoken up about the issue when he was in charge at the Paisley club.

"Don't blame the TV companies. If you agree to that deal and that contract, you can hardly complain at what time they want to play the games. You jumped into bed with the devil," said the Daily Mail's Stephen McGowan.



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Now if any of the MSM are having a wee peak, you might find this interesting:


NPCC: Number of football 'child sex abuse' claims tops 1,000 but referrals 'slowing' 19 Jan 2017

Another 100 football clubs have been implicated in the child sexual abuse scandal in the past four weeks – bringing the total to 248.

Reports passed to Operation Hydrant from the NSPCC's dedicated football hotline and from forces around the country have broken the 1,000 barrier, since setting up in December.

Those referrals alone has risen by almost a quarter – from 819 – since just before Christmas, according to figures released by the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).

The total number of potential victims now stands at 526, of whom 98 per cent are male – with an age range from four to 20.

Coaches, some with links to Chelsea, Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Celtic, are among 184 suspects.

But Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the NPCC lead for child protection, says Hydrant is beginning to see a decrease in the number of referrals being received via the NSPCC helpline and directly to forces relating to allegations of abuse within football, and other sports.

He added: "Allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse are complex, and often require specialist skills and knowledge, and can take time to progress. However, all allegations and information received by police forces across the country are being acted upon.

"We continue to urge anyone who may have been a victim of child sexual abuse to report it by dialling 101, or contacting the dedicated NSPCC helpline, regardless of how long ago the abuse may have taken place.

"We will listen and treat all reports sensitively and seriously. Anyone with any information regarding child sexual abuse is also urged to come forward.

"When allegations are reported it enables police to assess whether there are current safeguarding risks and ensure that appropriate action is being taken to prevent children being abused today."

Funded by the Football Association, the NSPCC hotline was set up in early December and is available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642. The FA has also instigated an independent review, led by Clive Sheldon QC, into its handling of abuse allegations in the years prior to 2005.

Responding to the latest football-related figures from Hydrant, an NSPCC spokesperson said: "It's clear that for far too long, hundreds of people who suffered abuse as youngsters in the game have not been able to speak up.

"But it is encouraging that so many are finally finding their voice in a climate today where they know they will be listened to and supported.

"What's important now is that those victims get that much-needed support, and that perpetrators are identified and brought to justice by police.

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