Is Scottish football now completely discredited?

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Scottish football at rock bottom with government, says former FM

Scottish football's relationship with government has hit "rock bottom", says former first minister Henry McLeish.

The Scottish FA announced on Monday that football outside the top two divisions of the SPFL would be suspended until February amid rising coronavirus infections in Scotland.
News of the decision broke around the time Celtic announced 13 players were isolating over a positive case.

McLeish says the Scottish government "doesn't trust" the SFA and SPFL.

"The relationships with government are rock bottom," the former Scottish Labour leader and one-time East Fife footballer told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound.

"What have the lower leagues done to create this kind of crisis? Nobody was consulted. Chairmen of the clubs heard about this the same time it was going out to the press."

'Football at rock bottom with MSPs'

And this journalist heaps on further evidence, while eviscerating Celtic in his forensic analysis of the Dubai fiasco:
"The fallout from their trip to Dubai has seen the Scottish government, the Scottish FA and the SPFL all criticised for not taking a strong enough lead. It's true that the SPFL facilitated the trip. It's also true that when issuing a statement on Monday about the pausing of the lower leagues, the SPFL had nothing to say about the Celtic farrago. Their champion club sparking chaos in the domestic game and incurring the wrath of other teams and not a peep from the governing body of the league. Not a word of criticism, not a suggestion of an investigation. The lack of leadership would be remarkable if it wasn't so predictable."
'Celtic's lack of remorse is risible'
 

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Rangers are 23 points clear of Celtic in a 12 team league.

How ridiculous is that?
 

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How are you keeping mate?
....I'm ok mate....in a stoic protestant work ethic kinda way ;) ....getting my 1st jab Thursday....feckin orange queue jumper that I am:sneakoff:....hope you're not feelin too let down by Neil and the board.....'oh oh oh it's magic you know....never be 10-in-a-row:sneakoff:
 

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One day I’ll try and find a photo of my dad watching behind the goal at Ibrox in the early 60s. He ought to stand out as I doubt they had a lot of Indian fans then. He used to go when one of his friends, a fellow Clyde shipyard apprentice, made it in football instead and joined Rangers.
 

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....I'm ok mate....in a stoic protestant work ethic kinda way ;) ....getting my 1st jab Thursday....feckin orange queue jumper that I am:sneakoff:....hope you're not feelin too let down by Neil and the board.....'oh oh oh it's magic you know....never be 10-in-a-row:sneakoff:
I see the wheels coming off a year ago.
The investment at Ibrox over the last 18 months has been to make sure that 10iar never happens.The lack of sensible acquisitions at Parkhead has also helped the cause.Talk about shoot themselves in the foot so much so we have no toes left.
Neil and the board though have been caught with their trousers down with a lack of investment in the right area. Hammond is a problem, Lawell too, but I see shades of 1975 here.
The 3-0 win on January 2nd 75 stopped that 10 for the big man and that team was tired from the pre season and ran out of steam in the new year. The new players didn't fit with the old and that team broke up pretty quickly. Rangers should have dominated, but Alex created a miracle at Pittodrie.
Celtic are in that mould now where a building programme could take a while and Derek McInnes is no Ferguson.
Rangers should be back, but they have to build and if they do then they can push forward.The right signings in the right places have taken place, it just has to continue.
At least until Klopp gets sacked and Stevie G returns home.
Deserved Champions.
 

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Of course Wim Jansen and all that in 97/98 made sure there was no 10 in a row for your boys.
...aye ok.....breaking news from down parkheid way....or the 'piggery' as it's fondly remembered by some of us.....Celtic have just appointed their new manager.....by all accounts a Chinese version of TF.....Mr Win Wan Soon.....#neverbeteninarow.
 

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.......stealing the words from Wokings finest son...'thats entertainment'
 

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It has to be said that whatever else you think about Gerrard, he looks to be turning out to be a very good manager:

....indeed....it's when and not if he takes over from Klopp....one more season at Ibrox for champions league experience.
 

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....indeed....it's when and not if he takes over from Klopp....one more season at Ibrox for champions league experience.
Yep. Enough of Sunday park football. Get into the real world of soccer........ where you get smashed one week, having to pick yourself up (whilst earning many hundreds of thousands) and go again.....where results do matter. 👀😎

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Yep. Enough of Sunday park football. Get into the real world of soccer........ where you get smashed one week, having to pick yourself up (whilst earning many hundreds of thousands) and go again.....where results do matter. 👀😎

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....agree it's sunday league in comparison....them that chose to remain in that neck o the woods only have themselves to blame....poor weather and football to boot....never understood why some English choose to make it their new home....weirdos.
 

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Don't follow football from Northern Britain but I did see that Queen of the South's winner the other night was scored by Nortei Nortey. One of the best footballers names I have seen.
 

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