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Nicola Sturgeon seems to have been quite strict on Celtic and Aberdeen football clubs...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by WB, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. WB

    WB Star commenter

    Celtic and Aberdeen have had their next two Scottish Premiership matches postponed after their players broke lockdown rules.

  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    ..any more infractions and the season will be cancelled.
    maggie m, WB, Morninglover and 2 others like this.
  4. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    I hear that Gianni was on the blower to Pep this very morning telling him the same thing for Lisbon.

    Or NOT ?


    As for the Premiership...and THE Football Association....
  5. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    Before the news broke about Celtic and this announcement, I read that the postponement of the St Johnstone and Aberdeen game will disadvantage St Johnstone (who have done nothing wrong) rather than Aberdeen. An Aberdeen player who was suspended will be back by the new date and the team will be stronger. It was suggested that a more appropriate punishment would have been to let them play with a weakened team - which the manager apparently would have accepted. Instead, the postponement decided by politicians is likely to benefit the team being punished rather than the innocent party.
    sodalime likes this.
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Surely an infraction that prevents a team fulfilling a fixture should result in forfeit of points?
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Apart from endorsing the actions of Sturgeon and hoping that the players concerned face the strongest punishment*, I find myself unable to give the slightest fraction of a damn.

    * [Pay suspended until the end of the Covid Era, investments confiscated, cars crushed, heads shaved and the words "I am an idiot" tattooed onto their foreheads, houses burnt to the ground, and anyone who has been shielding allowed to dance on the ruins and sing comic songs.]
  8. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    It's a long time since I followed the fitba' seriously. But....

    surely a suspension is for 1, 2 or 3 matches in the competition and not for 1, 2 or 3 weeks as you suggest
    LiamD and emilystrange like this.
  9. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    That seems absolutely fair to me.
  10. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    He might have fulfilled the suspension against a different team / in a different fixture in the meantime.
    anotherauntsally likes this.
  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    She was not impressed with them in her daily briefing. She's given them a yellow card.
  12. jonnymarr

    jonnymarr Occasional commenter

    Perhaps they could estimate these results pools-panel style? Teams from more affluent areas could be given extra points?
    Mangleworzle, nomad, chelsea2 and 3 others like this.
  13. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    She has had a good Covid by and large. Wish she was in charge of the UK actually.
  14. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Same here.
    jellycowfish and red_observer like this.
  15. WB

    WB Star commenter

    I haven't a been a fan in the past, but I have to say she's gone up in my estimation in recent months.
    nomad and red_observer like this.
  16. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Always liked her.
    coffeekid, red_observer and catmother like this.
  17. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    Just haud yer wheesht till the story of the Salmond trial gets told !


    In full
  18. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    I don’t know anything about football. I just read in the press an interview with a former Aberdeen player who now manages a Fife team. I assumed he knew what he was talking about. Because the match with St Johnstone was postponed, matches with two other teams would take place before it. As I said, that decision was made before the latest announcement after the Celtic issue.
    ilovesooty likes this.
  19. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    Yes, I think that’s what would have happened.
    ilovesooty likes this.
  20. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Agreed, it's not any sort of punishment otherwise as it penalises the other team just as much. I don't suppose that is something Nicola Sturgeon has control over, that would be up to the Scottish FA who I can't imagine having the guts to penalise Celtic.
    Oscillatingass likes this.

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