Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin

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Totally OT but just noticed that the UKIP MEP involved in the “incident” with his colleague Steven Woolfe is called Mike Hookem!121212

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Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin
Kid GlovesOctober 12, 2016 at 13:19I’m not one for banning the press and I do believe in free speech but the way the Daily Record treats Celtic is completely out of control and has been for far too long. 
Today’s appalling rehash of a years old story simply shows that many wealthy people will do anything they can to avoid paying their fair share of tax, regardless of their colour, creed or football team. The fact is that Celtic have played 100% by the rules and yet the Daily Record “Special Investigation” is nothing but an attempt to liken them to another big Glasgow team who have broken every rule in the book. 
Where was the “Special Investigation” looking into the contents of The Offshore Game? What about investigating the shenanigans by the former Murray empire as it bailed out of it’s responsibilities to its pension fund? Nothing. Yet Celtic get it in the neck yet again for something they have not done.
It’s time to ban the Daily Record form Celtic Park. This can not go on. With circulation dropping to around 160K you’ll find they need Celtic more than Celtic need them. 
Your post made me google the article to see what was getting you so upset and I have to say that I find the above a bit OTT. The article names and shames a number of individuals and other unamed individuals who have used eg film industry investment to shield their (as I understand it) after tax income from further tax. Where I do agree with you is that it does not draw the distinction between that and EBT type schemes that are designed to avoid tax and NIC for both employers and employees. The article does however remind readers of the MIH/Oldco EBT stuff. To say it is attacking Celtic FC is a bit OTT and even paranoid. In my opinion 22.
ps at least one person named probably was doubly at it!

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tonyOctober 12, 2016 at 11:51
SMUGAS totally agree mate,a full house in either hearts/hibs grounds would have made more sense,but SFA don’t deal in sense
Agree also. Tynie for atmosphere but Easter Rd would probably give the best chance of making sure all Dandies who wanted a ticket would get one, however given the ko time that might not have been an issue!!

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goosygoosyOctober 11, 2016 at 21:46 Hate saying it It`s time to go Wee Man
Hard to argue goosy but where do we go from here? Distinct lack of quality in most areas of the park. Very average players with a few exceptions. Can’t fault their effort but just not good enough. Wrong selections/tactics who knows! Not looking good for qualification but teams will take points of each other in this group and if we can be in there doing that then there is maybe just still a chance? Don’t know why I am thinking this when feeling so desperately bad about tonight’s performance in the second half especially. Sack WGS? I wish I knew the answer, is there one? Who else? I’m off tae bed tae greet!

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bfbpuzzledDecember 28, 2017 at 10:41
Even having done that, I would not have a clue on the correct value of a TRFC/RIFC share, yet every man and his dog of the blue persuasion can confidently assert that the value is not 20p but 27.5p. 
Can one of you clued up guys remind me what the basis of the 20p per share is?

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Homunculus December 21, 2017 at 20:07Yes but have you amortised those values EJ.========================Just keep an eye on the Cash Flow next year.
Aye cash is King or king. They will limp along until season book time (45k of them = circa £18m netto?). With Sevco having that kind of budget, whilst not being able to challenge Celtic, we are back to a duopoly rather than a monopoly. They really are f**ked if they want to be top dogs anytime soon. But the bears don’t want to hear that.

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BallyargusDecember 6, 2017 at 09:29Another cracker from C Jack in the Herald,”It is understood that the Gers opted to do the honourable thing and wait until after the Premiership double-header with Aberdeen last week before making an official approach for the Reds boss.” 
I know, I saw that earlier! Some of the stuff spouted by Chris (union) Jack these past weeks has been beyond belief.
My take on the saga is that it stinks, stinks to high heaven! The SMSM, including and maybe particularly the BB effin C, stated from day 1 that McInnes was the preferred candidate so basically doing Sevco’s dirty work and destabilising Aberdeen. I believe D McInnes has been “sleekit” as BILL 1903 says and does not come out of this well. His body language over the past weeks has sent messages.
We really are in a no win position. If we try to hold on to a manager who no longer wants to be at the club that will end in tears. I have no problem with him leaving and, as posted here a few days ago, always thought that would be the outcome, but the whole way in which the thing has been handled, as I say, stinks.
I hope that when we move for another manager that if that is someone who is in a job currently that we do it properly with respect for all concerned.

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AllyjamboDecember 3, 2017 at 12:38
There seems a certainty amongst some Aberdeen fans on Twitter that McInnes is off to Ibrox early next week. Apart from everything else connected with this, should it happen, I hope the Dons fans demand that the compensation is paid in full, upfront, or at least prior to McInnes’ first match in charge of TRFC.I think it would be hard for Milne to claim he had no choice in the matter if he allows a club that has stalked his manager to pay for the privilege by instalments. If TRFC cannot afford to pay the compensation up front, the SFA should refuse them permission to register him (if managers are registered) or ban him from the dugout until such time as the compensation is paid, with Aberdeen having no say in the matter.At some time the game’s governors have to say, ‘show us yer money!’ and refuse to allow a club with successive going concern matters raised in their accounts to deal with other football clubs unless it pays up front.
I am one of these and have been from the day Pedro was shown the door. Nothing we can do to stop it but why the delay?, why the statements from Milne and McInnes? The title of this blog could be applied to the saga.
The uncertainty must surely have had an impact on the morale of the team and the manager’s motivation! 1 – 0 down at home as I write.
I hope we get every last penny of compo and yes up front in full.

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