ONE moment in the CIS Scottish League Cup Final posed the question of just how effective Celtic's constant war with the Scottish Football Association and referees is? That was, of course, when Hampden referee, Craig Thomson pointed to the spot when Thomas Rogne's studs caught Nikica Jelavic's knee and sent the Rangers striker to the deck. Thomson was perfectly positioned to see what happened in the incident, and television replays showed that the contact had been made. They also showed that the level of the contact was slight. But, as anyone who has ever played the game knows, it does not take much of boot to deck you when you are going at full pelt and setting your balance to strike a shot. That is especially true in today's modern ultra fast game. So just what flashed through referee Thomson's mind as he looked and saw his arm outstretched and his finger pointing to the penalty spot? Did he then realise that to carry on with the award would give him another decision to make? The one about whether or not to reach for the red card? And did he swiftly recall how his colleague Micky Tumilty had failed in his duty at Inverness the previous week, when after awarding a penalty, he failed to send off the offending Celtic player? Did he wonder if he could expect the same sort of support from the new refs' boss at the SFA as officials could always depend on from Hugh Dallas, hounded from his job by a combination of Celtic supporters and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland? And did the thought of lurid headlines, a clarification campaign from Parkhead and the intervention of McBride QC, all fill his mind in a rush of terror? And would he have been so quick to make such an astonishing change of mind had none of the above heaped extra pressure on referees? Or did he just realise he had made a howler and change his mind? It would possibly take a few sessions on a shrink's couch to analyse just what Thomson's thought process, deep in the subconscious, may have been. One thing is certain. Referees are human and suffer from the safe failings as all others. Fear and doubt enters their mind as much as it does the next man. Walter Smith, as is so often the case with complex matters, hit the nail on the head and used the right word when he described Thomson's action as "dangerous." Thomson's decision could have affected the outcome, but thankfully, that is thankfully for fair play and justice, it did not. http://leggoland2.blogspot.com/ This is the archetypal foaming "Rangers' Minded" Bigot's Ã¢â¬ÅsourceÃ¢â¬Â for lurid conspiracies, David Leggat, a discredited Hack of the very worst type, a man with a creepy fascination for Celtic FC, the Schools people attended and Graham Spiers.( although not always necessarily in that order). A bigot for sure and he seems to be proud of that fact, maybe thatÃ¢â¬â¢s why some Gers love him so? His Ã¢â¬ÅBlogÃ¢â¬Â is an eye opener for anyone who believes that sectarianism and hatred is a thing of the past in a modern Scotland, have a look at the comments (which Leggat leaves totally unmoderated ) they are the sort of cretins who the Scottish Government have promised to clamp down on but we all know thatÃ¢â¬â¢s just lip service. Cockroaches are almost impossible to get rid of. I had often wondered how Leggat got his information (most of it is lpropoganda btw) but I have it on good authority that Leggat is actually allowed into Press conferences because he has Journalist accreditation from the "Sunday Sun", a Tyneside based newspaper who have in actual fact never heard of him. I look forward to seeing this drunken boozebag being ejected from Parkhead in the near future; I donÃ¢â¬â¢t expect to see him ejected from Ibrox though, they seem to enjoy having this laughable mouthpiece do their bidding.