LNS – A Summary


Just had a look at the betting for next Fulham …

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Just had a look at the betting for next Fulham manager. From being a strong favourite 2 days ago, MW is currently second favourite with most bookies. The new favourite is Stuart Gray.
While MW is still around 2/1 with most bookies, on the exchanges his price is collapsing fast. Anyone interested can get around 20/1. That’s a pretty confident statement. Someone, somewhere is making a ton of money on these exchanges. Every one matched, of course, by some chump like me losing his shirt!

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LNS – A Summary
So the £5m is in the bank now (c P.Murray)- but of course it was also in the bank on the morning of the AGM 3 weeks ago (c D King). I wonder where that £5m has been in the meantime? Perhaps the press could ask? Certainly £500k went walkabout between the AGM and the recent court hearing.  You would think some keen young journalist would be all over that like a rash- but oops, I forgot, this is Scotland.
Apparently, a blatant lie was told at the AGM regarding the £5m. But not a single journalist will so much as ask the obvious question. All swept under the carpet, which must be a big one, since it has to cover up all the sins of the post, while the rest of just move on.
As for potless Paul’s latest, about the barrister making a mistake in court, we are truly descending into farce at that point. Between a QC being misdirected by his clients, and a QC just making stuff up in court, I know where my money is sitting.  That QC will not be a happy soldier this evening, that’s for sure, having been publicly traduced by a clown like Murray. Reputation is everything for a barrister. Being represented as a bumbling fool by your client is about as bad as it gets. I expect Murray to issue a retraction very soon.

LNS – A Summary
The wisdom14 of Archie Knox, from the Evening Times-

Knox said: “The whole of the Premier League will be keeping their fingers crossed Rangers win the title and Hibs win promotion. They will get bigger games, larger crowds and more money if that happens.
“No disrespect to the teams that are in the top flight because Ross County have done really well, Inverness Caledonian Thistle have done very well and Partick Thistle have come up and done alright too.
“But they have missed Rangers and Hibs. Even Dunfermline not being involved has damaged it. I am sure they would get far larger crowds if they were still there. There’s a threat of them losing Dundee United for goodness sake!”

The pressure is definitely building for a franchise system. That’s what all the “heid bummers” clearly want.

LNS – A Summary
Superscoreboard ‏@ClydeSSB 37m37 minutes ago Is the spirit of harmony returning to Scottish football? Join Gerry, Mark Guidi and @alexrae1969 from 6.
Could this be the latest phase in the Level5/King “charm offensive”? Surely not! But I’m sure that someone with a stronger stomach than me will check it out and let us know.

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Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
The Celtic Board have a huge shareholder majority behind them regarding any actions they take, or don't take. The Board can argue convincingly that any financial loss suffered by Celtic over the Res12 issue, is more than compensated for by the continued existence of a football environment in which the PLC makes pots of money.

That football environment is predicated upon the continuation of the "Old Firm" at any price. Part of that price (in the Board's view) is allowing the deep corruption at the heart of the SFA to continue unreformed. 

I am not an advocate for any of this, far from it. I walked away years ago, over Ogilvie's enthronement for a second term as SFA President, unopposed by Celtic. That episode, forgotten no doubt by most on here, was the writing on the wall for me.

Everything that has happened since  has confirmed me in my view that the Celtic Board have no intention whatsoever of rocking the boat. I can understand why. But it sticks in my craw, and always will. 

Honesty has no price, in my world. To say that Celtic were totally unaware of the contents of the 5 Way Agreement? Sorry chaps on the Board, but I'm not buying that one.

These days I watch St Roch's when I can. That's football for me now. A breath of clean air.




Is Regan a DIDDY?
This is worth a read on the Morelos transfer saga- apologies if already posted.


Is Regan a DIDDY?
I see that Sir Walter is being touted for the Scotland manager vacancy. I can fully understand why the deadly duo of Jack and Jackson are pushing this so hard.
TRFC are (as always) in some financial difficulty, despite having a squad containing galacticos in the £8m bracket. They need to get the paper value of that squad even higher, to encourage the Real Rangers Men to come forward with donations (sorry, loans). Their children’s inheritance will seem so much safer if the club has some valuable tradeable assets on its books.
This is where Walter comes in. A few international caps can do wonders for the value of even the most pitiful dumpling. Just watch, as caps are doled out to every player in the TRFC squad who has a Scottish qualification. Look on in wonder as TRFC squad value is doubled or trebled in a matter of months.
That’s the plan, folks. Desperate men, desperate measures, and all that. Shame about the better players edged out of the Scotland reckoning, an even bigger shame for the Tartan Army, who will see any prospects of Euro/World Cup qualification go up in smoke.
By the way, I agree entirely with Homunculus regarding JJ’s latest. Whether true or not, it is a disgraceful piece. 

The Elephant in the Room
From Twitter. This made me laugh on a cold winter morning


The Elephant in the Room
I may be wrong but I understand the loans to be viewed as money taken from the company
I may be wrong but I understand the loans to be viewed as money taken from the company –HMRC Guide  https://www.gov.uk/directors-loans 1. OverviewA director’s loan is when you (or other close family members) get money from your company that isn’t:a salary, dividend or expense repaymentmoney you’ve previously paid into or loaned the company– please advise?
That HMRC advice relates to the common situation where directors borrow money from their company. Here RIFC (or TRFC?) has borrowed money from its directors.

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