Phil Mac Giolla Bhain

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Another day in court for Litigation FC

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that the new year isn’t that old and Sevco is back in court already.

Are Celtic getting what they are paying for?

As you know I hold to the controversial view that in professional football having more money than the opposition is a sporting advantage.

Weighing up options on the January scales

After victory in the last Glasgow Derby, it is undeniably advantage Gerrard in the league title race.

Why it is probably too late to grow a set over Ryan Christie

My instant reaction to the latest Celtic statement was probably typical of many on the green side of Glasgow.

Differing views of the future in the Blue Room

I’m told that there was a free and frank exchange of views last week at the regular conclave of the Sevco High Command.

Are Celtic finally getting serious on the Resolution 12 issue?

I am told that a forensically detailed report from the Requisition 12 requisitioners was sent to Celtic on Friday.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 30, 2019

My 2019

Well, that’s that then. How was 2019 for you? As is usual here I try and do a review of my year and it is by necessity a long read.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 30, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 29, 2019

Why it is folly to ignore the swinging pendulum

A decade ago Celtic were on top of the league. However, the manager Gordon Strachan asked for reinforcements and identified Steven Fletcher of Hibernian as the player he needed to bolster the attack...

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 29, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 22, 2019

Athbheochan

So, for the day that’s in it. Firstly apologies to my readers in the southern hemisphere as this piece will seem awfully parochial.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 22, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 21, 2019

Stormzy and the Famine Song

Take a moment and listen to this caller to LBC. Margaret told Richard Spurr that she arrived in Britain in 1969.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 21, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 19, 2019

Impotent members

Tory MP Enoch Powell once famously observed that “power devolved is power retained”.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 19, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 16, 2019

Alfredo and Frimpong

Organisations are human communities. It appears that it is hard-wired into our species that once we coalesce into a group we start to create a self-defining culture.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 16, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 13, 2019

Late equalisers and legal own goals

Sevco suffered a financial setback last night when Borna Barišić could not get out of the path of Felix Mambimbi’s strike.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 13, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 13, 2019

The world turned upside down

This seems a very apposite date to be surveying the runes of the Disunited Kingdom.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 13, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 6, 2019

A pie and a point

It is an enduring disgrace that in 2019 across Europe players of colour are subjected to racist abuse on a regular basis.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 6, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 3, 2019

Blue Room manoeuvres episode 94

I’m told that the Sevco High Command are trying to get a listing on the Stock Exchange.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 3, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 3, 2019

A festival of pretence

This is a great week for the Stenography Corps. Indeed, they’ve been dreaming about this since they were grief-stricken back in the summer of 2012.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 3, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 2, 2019

Just in from UEFA

This just in from UEFA. Dear Sir, Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European League group stage match between Feyenoord and Rangers FC (2-2), played on 28 November in the Netherlands.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 2, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 2, 2019

Making it up as they go along as Sevco burns through cash

Anyone with the facility of reason would have scoffed at the very idea that Juventus were interested in Glen Kamara of Sevco.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Dec 2, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 30, 2019

The differing approaches of the SFA and UEFA

A few hours after the final whistle in Rotterdam I contacted the UEFA Media Relations office.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 30, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 29, 2019

A Blue Room coup?

The narrative presented by Mr King to the RIFC AGM last week was one of a planned departure by the chairman whose work was done.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 29, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 29, 2019

Everyone anyone in Rotterdam

Apparently the klan just couldn’t help themselves last night at the Feyenoord match.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 29, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 28, 2019

Why they are still the klan

The Ibrox klan continues to authorise all of my harshest assessments.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 28, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 28, 2019

Annual Genuine Meeting

Rugger Guy has often said to me that one of the cardinal crimes in the business world is for a CEO to lie to shareholders at an AGM.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 28, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 28, 2019

Drill amidst the dead

History forgotten is a betrayal. Those who have gone before us here deserve so much more than that.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 28, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 27, 2019

Hong Kong fooey?

Suddenly, the usual suspects in the mainstream are all giddy with the prospect of good news coming down the pipe at Sevco.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 27, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 27, 2019

A glib and shameless valediction

Yesterday, I was reminded of a free and frank exchange of viewed between the Serious Professional and Mr King’s intergalactic PR guru.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 27, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 26, 2019

Resolution 12 2019 talking points

The following points were made to Celtic on Monday morning (November 25, 2019) apropos the Resolution 12 situation...

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 26, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 26, 2019

The war of Dave’s ego ends in unconditional surrender

When Dave King took over Sevco in the Off Licence Putsch of 2015 the basket of assets was within six months of breaking even.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 26, 2019
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 25, 2019

Strict instructions for the Sevco AGM

I’m told that the massed ranks of the Sevco High Command were at New Douglas Park yesterday.

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain · Nov 25, 2019
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The Scouting Report – Patryk Klimala

The Scouting Report is a podcast that looks at new additions to the Celtic squad as well as getting a first look at potential opponents.In this new episode Chris Gallagher is joined by Polish football expert Ryan Hubbard to discuss our new signing Patryk Klimala.

90 Minute Cynic · Jan 14
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HHH #92 Half Term Report

Peter and Lewis are back for 2nd time this week with the 2nd part of the half term report...

Half Hour Hoops · Jan 17
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We Shall Not Be Moved Podcast – GUEST – Liam Kelly ‘Take Me To Your Paradise’

GUEST SHOW – This week Mickey & J.P are joined by our very first guest on the show, Liam Kelly author of the fantastic book ‘Take Me To Your Paradise’ and he’s here to share some of it with us...

Hail Hail Media · Jan 15

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 20 17 1 2 55 13 42 52
2 “Rangers” 19 16 2 1 53 11 42 50
3 Motherwell 21 12 1 8 33 27 6 37
4 Aberdeen 21 10 6 5 30 26 4 36
5 Livingston 21 6 7 8 30 29 1 25
6 Hibernian 21 6 7 8 29 36 -7 25
7 Kilmarnock 21 6 5 10 17 24 -7 23
8 Ross County 20 5 6 9 22 42 -20 21
9 St Johnstone 19 4 8 7 16 34 -18 20
10 St Mirren 21 5 4 12 17 29 -12 19
11 Hamilton Academical 21 4 6 11 20 34 -14 18
12 Hearts 21 2 7 12 18 35 -17 13

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