“I would have made the difference,” Jorge Cadete on the SFA costing him medals

JORGE CADETE believes that had he been allowed to play Tommy Burns would have won the league and Scottish Cup in 1996 and ended the Rangers charge towards matching Celtic’s 9 in a row.

Burns thought that he would have the striker in the team in late February but had to wait FIVE weeks before he could get him in the side as the SFA dragged their heels. Then even after he made his scoring debut on 1 April 1996 the SFA moved to prevent Cadete appearing in the vital Scottish Cup semi-final against you know who.

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Cadete believes he would have made the difference in both competitions and reckons drama in the league against Rangers and Motherwell could have been turned into wins had he been allowed to play.

The striker was also sidelined for the Scottish Cup semi-final. It was an obstruction that would ultimately cost Jim Farry his job as SFA chief executive after he was relentlessly pursued by a determined Fergus McCann, who had his day in court in 1999 and won his case. Too late, though, change the history books.

“If I had been registered earlier, I would have made a difference. I missed a Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, but I also couldn’t play in a couple of league games,” Cadete stated.

“When I started playing, I made a difference to Celtic. At the end of the season, I played in five league games and scored five goals.

“I believe I would have also scored in the games I missed and that we would have won the league. Celtic went to court and they won, but so what? I didn’t win on the pitch. I wanted a medal. I wanted to win the Premier League trophy. If I’d been able to play in the games, we would have had a better chance.

“Winning a decision in court did not make up for that. Looking back, it means nothing to me.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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  1. There’s only wan jorge cadette,he put’s the baw in the netty, he scores with ease cause he’s portuguese , walking in a winter wonderland…………….jim farry was a despicable little man……..Hail Hail