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Is the ghost of Jim Farry still at work inside the SFA?

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Celtic fans were left puzzled by the omission of Matt O’Riley from the squad that faced Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Cup. 

On Thursday Celtic announced the signing of the midfielder from MK Dons, subject to international clearance with Ange Postecoglou discussing the addition to his squad at Friday’s media conference. 

International clearance between the FA in England and the SFA shouldn’t be too much of a problem, on Wednesday it was reported that O’Riley was going through his medical with a transfer fee agreed between the two clubs. 

Back in 1996 Celtic suffered a similar delay in the signing of Jorge Cadete from Sporting Lisbon. The club was suspicious and unhappy about the delay, the striker missed out on league matches and a Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers. At that time there was a rule that you had to be registered two weeks in advance to play in a cup tie. 

Celtic probed and questioned the delay, three years later the SFA sacked Chief Executive Jim Farry for deliberately delaying Cadete’s registration. 

On January 4 it was announced that Kyle Lafferty had left Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta by mutual consent. On Friday Kilmarnock announced that they had signed the striker, yesterday he appeared as a 53rd minute substitute in the Scottish Cup defeat from Dundee United.  

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6 comments

  • Malcybhoy says:

    What a comparison, not strictly speaking sevco, but dining on the same succulent lamb!

  • Seppington says:

    I said it in a comment last night; the blazers need to go as much as their masonic brethren in black. Scottish football is corrupt to the core.

  • Johnny mcglinchey says:

    The sad thing about farry is he died 20 yrs too late. HH

  • Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding says:

    When Farry fell on his sword the minions below him, who actually carried out the delay in Cadete”s registration, like Bryson remained in place to continue to do their deeds.

    Bryson should have lost his job too and he reared his head 16 years later to give us the “imperfectly registered” excuse for the biggest sporting cheating scandal in British history.

    The smug fools who run our club should hang their heads in shame for letting that shower of goat pokers continue to brazenly affect our club.

  • Peter Cassidy says:

    Sfa is and has been corrupt for decades along with their refs but we can talk about them but nothing will change till clubs make them change but can’t see that happening anytime soon maybe the snp sports minister would take them to task but again they are not much better as I have said scottish football clubs are the ones who can get rid of the corruption in the sfa.

  • John mcghee says:

    Dont expect our cowards on the board to say anything to they corrupt scum sfa spfl the fans should boycott all the cups games and give they corrupt scum at hampden nothing they are a shower of masonic cheating bastards we no this but nothing ever happens just look at 2012 LIQUIDATION time that was a disgrace but only in scotland.

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