Phil Mac Giolla Bhain

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Child abuse at Ibrox

One of the more disgusting tropes on Planet Fitba in recent years has been the weaponizing of child abuse.

Homage to Gaurdiola

I reckoned that the international break was an opportune moment for me to disappear down the word mines.

Fit and proper redux

It probably goes without saying that Planet Fitba is not short of cynics.

Urgent emails and Blue Room leaks

Spare a thought for the Serious Professional. Today his inbox was rather crowded.

The untouchable David Cunningham King

I fully realise that many football supporters work to a timescale of an impatient toddler.

Why sermonising about the pyro gang just goes up in smoke

When I read the club statement today from Celtic I was reminded of a wonderful apocryphal tale told to me many decades ago.

Toxic Britishness

When I was sent this tweet yesterday I thought it was a clever parody of the Leave Eu account.

Sevco and Der Bomber

The league doesn’t lie. It never does. I wrote at the start of this campaign that only Celtic can topple Celtic.

Celtic’s accounts and another day in court for Sevco

I received this from Rugger Guy today. As ever I’m grateful for his time and precision on these matters.

Documenting the decline of the Fourth Estate

A recurring theme on this site is the failure of the mainstream media in Scotland to adequately cover the Ibrox saga.

Pyro madness at Livingston

Attending a football match should not adversely impact on your health and safety.

The Sevco of parliaments

I fully expect that the vast majority of my readers will click off as soon as they see the word “Brexit” on their screens Indeed, I don’t blame them.

The importance of being a pest

I occassionally speak to journalism students here in Ireland wearing the NUJ jersey.

Understandable tensions in the Blue Room

I was saddened to hear that there was a less than brotherly exchange in the Sevco High Command at the weekend.

The quiet guy and the criminal

Yesterday the Celtic fans got another chance to applaud and acknowledge the little unassuming man who saved their club in 1994.

Blue Room manoeuvres and City scuttlebutt

Yesterday Alan Brazil made something of a stir when he alluded to “big problems” at Rangers apropos Dave King.

A demonstration about lost supremacy?

When I was sent this last night I had to consider if it might be an artfully constructed spoof.

Creativity in the accounts if not in midfield

I’m told that the Convict Chairman has returned to his Laager South of the Limpopo to complete an important mission.

Questioning Boris and Sevco

As I look over the hedge at the Brexit car crash in Britain there is one thing that I draw encouragement from.

Sevco favourites to win the International Break Cup

Now that those pesky football matches are out of the way for a while the real stuff can begin again.

An Espanyol signing

Desperate people tend to do desperate things. Moreover, the Convict Chairman is famously capricious.

Celtic face disciplinary proceedings from UEFA

I have just received this from UEFA in answer to an email that I had sent them apropos the AIK v Celtic match.

Who helped with the Ibrox banner yesterday?

This morning I spoke to a person who is heavily involved in football administration in Fair Caledonia.

Yet another reality check for Sevco

So today things got real on Planet Fitba. It is a strange place when the team with the best players wins a football match and it was the least predicted outcome.

Maurice Edu and a decade of denial about racism at Ibrox

A decade ago the chaps in the Blue Room decided that they didn’t like racism among their own fans.

By order of UEFA and the Peaky Blinders!

Anyone who is old enough to remember the impact of the BBC play “Cathy Come Home” will understand the potential impact of top-class TV drama.

Albert Camus and the Ibrox klan

This Thursday there will be a section of Ibrox stadium without any racists in it.

Will Sevco now be cited for the klan’s karaoke in Warsaw?

It was entirely appropriate that Sevco issue a statement today after the announcement by UEFA of sanctions on the club for the racism of their fans.

Racism at Ibrox 2019

I just received this prompt reply from the Media & Public Relations people at UEFA: Dear Phil, The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions: Match: UEFA Europa League first qualifying round second-leg match between Rangers FC and St Joseph’s FC (6:0), 18 July in Scotland Charges against Rangers...

The Green Brigade and the end of the world

These are strange times. The British government seems to be comfortable with their contingency plans deal with medicine shortages and bread riots.

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1 Celtic 9 7 1 1 28 7 21 22
2 “Rangers” 9 7 1 1 27 6 21 22
3 Motherwell 9 5 1 3 15 13 2 16
4 Aberdeen 9 4 3 2 13 10 3 15
5 Kilmarnock 9 4 2 3 8 8 0 14
6 Ross County 9 3 3 3 10 17 -7 12
7 Livingston 9 3 2 4 13 13 0 11
8 Hamilton Academical 9 2 3 4 8 16 -8 9
9 St Mirren 9 2 2 5 5 8 -3 8
10 Hearts 9 1 4 4 10 14 -4 7
11 Hibernian 9 1 4 4 8 18 -10 7
12 St Johnstone 9 0 4 5 7 22 -15 4

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Celtic 6-0 Ross County Celtic FC Celtic 6-0 Ross County at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2019-10-19T15:00:00+00:00 2019-10-19T16:45:00+00:00
Celtic6-0Ross County
Ross County

Scottish Premiership
15:00 19 October 2019

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Celtic v Lazio Celtic FC Celtic v Lazio at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the UEFA Europa League. 2019-10-24T20:00:00+00:00 2019-10-24T21:45:00+00:00
CelticvSS Lazio

UEFA Europa League
20:00 24 October 2019