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  1. 10 points
    On a brighter note, the Championship league placing for 19/20 have been reviewed by the SQA and ICT are being upgraded to the Premiership, in accordance with our manager‘s initial recommendation.
  2. 4 points
    If they have one more breach the government will stop the whole 20/21 season. These So called professionals are jumped up, spoil, self Indulgent idiots. I've spent the past 4 months at work 12+ hour shifts wearing masks and other PPE to try and keep everyone safe. Fearing I'd take the virus home to my family and isolating from my oldest son who had asthma until recently. I'm fuming these idiots feel its ok to risk everything everyone had fought So hard to accomplish to date. Their apathy is beyond belief. Heavy fines should be imposed by the spfl or sfa.
  3. 4 points
    The protocol reached between the government and the football authorities to allow the return of professional football could no be clearer. Unlike members of the general public, professional footballers have agreed to remain in a 'sporting bubble' and the guidance on that was issued in writing to all clubs two months ago and going to the pub is about the most blatant breach possible. Quite apart from the risk to the community, these particular selfish idiots are risking the privilege of resuming professional football being withdrawn which could sound the death knell for a number of already struggling clubs including our own. I see that the Dons have issued a statement saying that 'the players have been reminded of their responsibilities'. Frankly, in the current circumstances that is not good enough. They need to be sanctioned and the club need to make it clear, that sanctions have been applied. There is a role for the SFA and SPFL to play too. They cannot wait for the government to take draconian action and suspending the leagues. They football authorities need to be imposing sanctions for such breaches including forfeiting games that have to be postponed due to players breaking the rules with the ultimate sanction of expulsion or relegation. That way clubs will ensure that players and other staff take the obligations that they have signed up to seriously.
  4. 3 points
    It's the other way about Alan 🤣 And the FM is quite right!
  5. 3 points
    Celtic's Boli Bolingoli has apologised for playing at the weekend only a week after returning from Spain when he should have been in quarantine for a fortnight. Following upon the Aberdeen debacle, the government must be very close now to losing patience with the game and shutting down the professional game. We were given an opportunity not afforded the general public, simply asked to follow the rules and act responsibly and have failed miserably. I despair. The largest and best resourced club in the country must surely have known that one of it's players was absent from training for a while. Did Celtic know he was in Spain and play him regardless ? There needs to be an investigation rather than a simple 'oops he made a mistake'. If football is halted again will Aberdeen and Celtic compensate the clubs much less able to take the financial blow than they are ? Like so much else related to Scottish football,this is simply embarrassing.
  6. 3 points
    I see it over here any time I am out .... Facemasks are mandatory when you go inside any building in Toronto at the moment and everywhere we go (when we do actually go anywhere) we see people with masks hanging under their nose which is worse than useless. They are technically following the rules by wearing a facemask but they might as well not be. Have also seen people not wearing anything inside some shops and for some reason the staff dont pull them up on it, which is a little crazy as there would be huge fines if an enforcement officer happened to walk in and see that. I take the principle that I have had 4 surgeries in my life and on each occasion my surgeon wore a mask for several hours to do a delicate job. If he/she can do that, and still breath and perform their tasks to a high level and if nurses, paramedics and other first responders can do that as a matter of their daily routine day in day out for the duration of their career then FFS I can wear a mask when I am in a shop for 10 feckin minutes !
  7. 2 points
    You’ve probably got me mixed up with somebody else 😉
  8. 2 points
    No thanks keep us out of that shambles until it gets sorted out!
  9. 2 points
    Agreed and the disciplinary action should be severe not merely a fine but dismissal. The very continuing existence of some clubs is at stake.
  10. 2 points
    All clubs should now make it clear that any further breaches by players will be subject to disciplinary action. One more false move and the game in Scotland that is currently clinging on financially could be irretrievably damaged by greedy idiots.
  11. 2 points
    The whole group stages are a bore every year. The same small pot of teams being drawn again each year.
  12. 2 points
    The spfl have been relatively quiet that two of the largest clubs in the country have been involved yet no sanctions and even tried to play games until ordered by the government to stop. Yet Partick and hearts both fighting to save jobs etc handed 2500 fines for the gall of questioning their authority. Double standards.
  13. 2 points
    Your talents are wasted on here Alan... The pubs were opened on certain conditions, such as ehhh, let me see, don’t have people from 8 different households sitting at the same table... Letting young people and alcohol mix after 4 months off was never going to end well anyway, but that’s another argument.
  14. 2 points
    If they were to dock points it would only have been 2 that's what big clubs get!
  15. 2 points
    The rules are not difficult and publicised more widely than anything else in recent times. Nor are they particularly intrusive or restrictive. It is no hardship to wear a face covering in a shop for twenty minutes, health workers were far more uncomfortable PPE for ten hour shifts and just how difficult is it to stand six feet behind the the person in front of you in a queue? We all have the right to be cavalier about our own health and wellbeing but these idiots who are selfish or stupid or both, have no right to gamble with the health of society at large.
  16. 2 points
    A talented and versatile young player with bags of potential on a lengthy contract. What's not to like about that piece of business?
  17. 1 point
    There has been a MEWP doing work on the Hibs ground recently. Might ask them if I can borrow that for later in the year
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    ...and a video camera
  20. 1 point
    Do pensioners not get offered a free flu jab 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
  21. 1 point
    Aye just take a stepladder.
  22. 1 point
    As I said above even though the draw is predictably dull, save for East Fife potentially away, if fans can't get in I am happy with that as I won't be missing out on any decent matches. I've already been looking at Google Maps to see if you can stand outside the ground to watch a game at East Fife
  23. 1 point
    I watched the game in the Corriegarth. The Heathmount looked dead when I walked past. Do they even show football? There were some ICT connected folk in the Corrie (not present players) but didnt see any players premiership or otherwise in there.
  24. 1 point
    He’s a defensive midfielder so quite possibly a target.
  25. 1 point
    Celtic player been given a fixed penalty notice for breaching covid restrictions by police Scotland. Not exactly a punishment for someone on 15000 a week.
  26. 1 point
    NO danger lawell would've tore that wee munter a new 1 likes of Sturgeon need taken down a peg or 2 she's got a god complex let's clap for nicola I wouldn't even give her the clap lawells not the godfather I thought he was lol
  27. 1 point
    The Highland Hospice has been announced as the club’s charity partner for the new season: a very worthy cause: https://ictfc.com/highland-hospice-become-official-charity-partner-for-2020-21
  28. 1 point
    The employee is, in my view, guilty of gross misconduct justifying summary dismissal. In any other industry an employee who breached a clearly stated rule placing not just his employer but the entire industry at peril would be dismissed. The Aberdeen breach was bad enough but this was worse and even more blatant. Over to you Celtic. Are you prepared to put short term financial interests to one side and do the right thing ?
  29. 1 point
    Any football top probably costs less than a fiver to make (including labour costs and materials) so the retail prices will always be inherently ridiculous regardless of the design.
  30. 1 point
    Says someone who I bet doesnt work for the NHS. We are all fed up but making out the pandemic is over is just plain stupid. Alan probably thinks covid caused by 5g....
  31. 1 point
    He's been on a few pods recently so it would seem rude for us not to talk to John Hughes. Have a listen on your favoured podcast player... Apple - https://tinyurl.com/yy4wds3v Google - https://tinyurl.com/y4rbonqt Podbean - https://tinyurl.com/y3hk87vq Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/yxqqfx67
  32. 1 point
    Pittodrie to McDiarmid park is longer than 5 miles away. It shouldn’t have been taking place anyway. Why did we stop last season if it’s ok to continue football during a lockdown.
  33. 1 point
    I have to say that this former law student, albeit back in the days of parchment and quill pens, largely agrees with DD even if the suggested penalty is a bit harsh. In normal times I entirely agree that moving the goalposts after the season begins would be unfair and open to legal challenge. However, these are very far from normal times and society as a whole is subject to constraints which would not be acceptable in normal times. The continuation of the current season and with it continuing existence of some clubs is in genuine peril. The sanction for any club who's players or officials transgress in such a blatant matter needs to be meaningful and needs to be put in place now and remain in place as long as the threat remains. Of course it would have been far preferable if it had been included in the original protocol but it wasn't, perhaps because nobody thought that anyone would be quite so irresponsible as the Pittodrie Eight. We are where we are and action needs to be taken now. As I've said before, I don't think it fair, or even possibly legal, for it to be made retrospective but if the sanction is available and widely known there the fact that Aberdeen may have 'got away with it' is no reason or excuse for the authorities to take the appropriate action going forward.
  34. 1 point
    Doubt it, we are now well covered for CBs
  35. 1 point
    Then, at least while we are dealing with this pandemic, the rules need to be changed. Clubs and players need to be held responsible for their actions.
  36. 1 point
    I'm guessing Back of Keppoch?
  37. 1 point
    It must be a hard one will see if the wee green men in Lewis let Mantis home to have a go
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Actually worse than useless. You would be better off without.
  40. 1 point
    Sorry there is absolutely no point in anyone wearing a mask not covering their nose. Absolutely useless. Wearing masks round chin is an infection hazard too. Very few people cannot wear a mask at all. I know folk with severe copd that are determined to wear one and managing. Obviously there are some people who are exempt.
  41. 1 point
    The St Johnstone v Aberdeen game has been postponed. Inevitable in the circumstances. The players who were out drinking and clearly lax in following the rules need to learn the lesson of their mistakes and set a better example in future. This virus will be with us for the foreseeable future and, if we are going to get back to any time normality, we all need to take individual responsibility for our actions but institutions like football clubs need to set an example.
  42. 1 point
    Why would they train in a bar
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    I confess that I am waiting increasingly impatiently 😁
  45. 1 point
    That's a good start and will give us supporters a bit of a lift while we wait patiently for the season to start.
  46. 1 point
    In common with Mantis, I too seriously considered closing this thread and I agree that some of the posts are not only embarrassing to read but are disgraceful. However,I remain, on balance, of the opinion that the thread is a valid one and, for now at least, the thread should remain open for reasoned debate.
  47. 1 point
    It crossed my mind yesterday evening, but have to agree with Kingsmills on this one. Sometimes you have to let people dig a hole for themselves.
  48. 1 point
    The provisional date for reopening sports stadiums with fans, albeit in limited numbers, has today been announced as 14th September. Every chance that at least some of us will be able to cheer the team to the 2020/21 Championship title.
  49. 1 point
    I think the first 27 games could go along way to defining our season!
  50. 1 point
    Would far prefer seeing our own youth players getting a game than most of the journeymen wev been "treated" to last few seasons will never no how good they are if the manager doesn't play them
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