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25 Mar 2019 08:36:39
We will find out on Tuesday who will referee the game on Sunday.
I thought would be selected but there is a rumour from a former ref who has said bobby madden will get the nod.
Collum and beaton were never getting this game, so if it wasnt a rookie ref, that leaves Thompson or madden.
I am surprised Kevin Clancy has never been a referee in one of these games. He has been a referee for 8 years, so has the experience to cope, yet john fleming has never selected him.
With the amount of league and cup games we have played against them recently, you would have thought Clancy would have officiated at least one match.
Is it because he is a Roman Catholic and has not be schooled by Fleming, like collum has been since he was 14 years old, is that the real reason Clancy has never had a look in.
Fleming won't be taking any chances especially since Clancy booked fredo twice for diving in the cup recently.
Even though Clancy is a Catholic, I have heard he is a Partick Thistle fan.
I can only imagine how hard it must be for young Catholic Celtic fans who want to reach the top as a referee in Scotland under this current regime. Shame On Scotland.

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25 Mar 2019 08:49:58
I thought would have been selected.

25 Mar 2019 15:44:20
Leon bhoy 10 Willie Collum is a Roman Catholic who teaches RE, so Kevin Clancy being one is not the reason he doesn’t get old firm games, why, I don’t know, maybe he’s not good enough. oldkilly.

25 Mar 2019 16:54:44
Oldkilly, I am aware collum is an RE teacher but I am also aware that collum has been groomed by John Fleming since he was 14 years old, when Fleming was Lanarkshire refs development officer.
Why else would collum give the old club a penalty without even seeing the incident in his first old firm match as it was called back in the day.
Twice collum gave the old club a hat trick of penalties in the one game.
Once against Dundee Utd when he also sent off the 3 Utd players and he also gave them 3 penalties versus St Mirren before the old club died.
I believe collum is an exception who the Lanarkshire referee supremo can trust since he has mentored him and brainwashed him his whole career.
The question is why has Kevin Clancy never officiated one of these games given he has 8 years experience.

25 Mar 2019 17:22:26
Leonbhoy, i immediately thought the same as you, coz he's a Catholic.

25 Mar 2019 19:18:22
Leonbhoy if the reason Kevin Clancy doesn’t get the old firm game because of his faith and he may favour Celtic, this will be the same Clancy who disallowed a perfectly good goal at Motherwell and I may be wrong here was he not in charge against the same team at Celtic Park when Motherwell scored a controversial goal, so on that evidence he doesn’t favour Celtic. oldkilly.

{Ed007's Note - To be fair there was nothing any referee could have done about the Motherwell goal at Celtic Park, they never broke any rules.}

25 Mar 2019 20:14:26
Ed was talking to my son in law who is a grade one EUFA official after the Motherwell game and said Clancy could have done something regarding that goal such as blowing for a retake . oldkilly.

{Ed007's Note - Under what rule/regulation? As far as I am aware - and I'd be happy to be corrected - there is no rule or regulation about returning the ball. It is an unwritten rule and seen as the gentleman's way but there is no written rule that cover it:

Law 5 here....

https://img.fifa.com/image/upload/datdz0pms85gbnqy4j3k.pdf

25 Mar 2019 20:23:41
Am I the only one who hates the knock the ball out and throw it back pish?

{Ed007's Note - #MeToo

25 Mar 2019 20:33:40
I never said Clancy would favour Celtic.
I was just wondering why Fleming does not trust Clancy.
Scotland have only a handful of referees who get the big games like semis and finals
Collum, Beaton, Madden, Thompson and Clancy.
The first 4 mentioned get Celtic v sevco games between them, yet Clancy can be given Hampden showpiece games with his 8 years experience but has never experienced the glasgow derby. Strange.

25 Mar 2019 20:41:26
Kevin Clancy has been a ref since 2000.
He has been a referee in European matches since 2012.
Clancy was the ref in last years scottish cup final.
But he is not allowed to referee a glasgow derby, Why?

25 Mar 2019 21:32:07
You are correct Ed there is no rule/ regulation, under the circumstances leading to the goal he could have used some common sense ie taken from the wrong place, the ref wasn’t ready according to my son in law, anyway its history now. oldkilly.

{Ed007's Note - Referees and common sense? Behave yourself auld yin lol 😲

25 Mar 2019 22:01:10
I can't believe in this day and age we're still talking about religion in football and I'm not naive enough to think it doesn't exist but me personally I don't care what religion a ref is cheating is cheating and we seem to have more than our share of dishonest refs it's time they were forced to come out after games be shown the decision's and have to explain them on TV that would soon make them more honest I think.

27 Mar 2019 18:16:19
A guy my mate knows in work says there someone he knose whoose traning to be a ref and the traning place is full of rangers fans and they get some banter in there. I wonder what the banter is.







 

 

 
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