Past the Event Horizon


Tif Finn says: (994) December 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm Thing about …

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Tif Finn says: (994)
December 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Thing about this AGM, it’s likely to be a load of fans giving the board pelters. However will it be any more than that.

The real business will already have been done and the votes will have been cast. It is likely to be a meaningless exercise simply complying with a legal requirement.

Cast your mind back to the previous club, Donald Muir sat on the board. There was a vote on whether or not he should be re-elected. The room said no, in an overwhelming manner. So they added in the other shareholders’ votes. It transpired that around 90% of the vote actually wanted him re-elected. Quelle Surprise.

Is this going to be any different. Yes there will be an actual meeting and yes representatives of the board will be there, however will any actual decisions be made, or will that already be done and dusted via postal votes or proxies.
Democracy will have been seen to be done once the votes have been cast. No decisions will be made other than to approve the accounts and re-elect the spivs. Job done. The new Board don’t like to do their work in full view of the public.

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john clarke says: (1457)
December 23, 2013 at 1:06 am
Tif Finn says: (1055)
December 22, 2013 at 11:50 pm
‘…. Four teams within one point of each other..’
And I find that very heartening.
There is real, genuine, fair dos competition such as will keep Scottish Football alive and well until UEFA ( as they must) sort out the state-subsidised clubs and the influence of oil-rich people who have no notion of the meaning of ‘sport’.
Nonsense. Scottish Football is a one horse race and it is patronising to say what you have. Celtic love it that Rangers are dead (I do too) but our game remains seriously out of kilter.

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Big Pink says: (150)
December 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

My belief is that the events of the past couple of years show just how deeply our society is still crippled with sectarianism, and how easy it is for imported rabble rousers like Charles Green to profit from it and walk away, pockets bulging, whilst the wound he helped inflict are festering open sores.

I agree with you and your post alludes to the “fear factor” which prevents journalists from doing their jobs properly. How are Police Scotland getting on with that one?

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Angus1983 says: (1302)
December 21, 2013 at 9:55 am
neepheid says:
December 21, 2013 at 9:11 am

“I wasn’t at that particular one but I have had several emails from people who said they were led to believe that the red card display was about apartheid so there seems to be some confusion among the fans as to what they were displaying,” said Somers.
… and Mr Somers quoth thus whilst his face was straight?

Now, I realise that South Africa may still have related problems, but a protest against apartheid 20 years after it was abolished? Mr Somers, thy neck is truly brass.

Alfie Conn – in my mind, he was a Celtic player. First post-WWII plaar to play for both cheeks, says Wikipedia. I had him down for Hearts too, but that was apparently his dad. 🙂

He also played for Motherwell from 81-84. I think it was after he left Celtic. We used to get some decent Celtic veterans in those days with a few years left in them. Wilson, Davidson but not Edvaldsson.

I’m currently liking the King/Ticketus connection theory.

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The £1.5M is just enough to get TRFC to the end of April and to win League 1 and then Admin will follow.

The SPFL/SFA don’t want another mid- season crash. It is their worst nightmare.

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Esteban says:
February 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm
Bobby Clark was a great goalie and lang may his lum reek. His erstwhile record included league games in which Aberdeen played several diddy teams and, as has been pointed out, he had no Scottish Cup games to negotiate.

In addition, Aberdeen played no league cup games that autumn, having been soundly gubbed by Hibs in the section games, including a 4-0 at Easter Road. Hibs had a great team then, too, of course. Plus, there were no European distractions because Aberdeen had already made history by being the first team to go out on penalties after parallel 3-1 results against Honved. I don’t think Bobby saved any of the Honved penalties.
Bobby Clarks record is better than Fraz Fosters and I can say this with confidence because Aberdeen are a Diddy team.

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Castofthousands says:
February 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm


I think there is something in the human instinct that delights in putting one over on some trusting soul.
It’s not in the human instinct but people behave in that way because of the economic conditions they live under. In many societies and in common everyday interaction we don’t seek to cheat each other.

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Castofthousands says:
February 22, 2014 at 12:51 am
Corrupt official says:
February 22, 2014 at 12:25 am

“Is the floating charge charge situation the same in Scotland as in England.”
The following comment from campbellsmoney talks about debentures but he mentions floating charges as well. The inference is that English Law may have a more liberal usage of these instruments than in Scotland.

Campbellsmoney says:
February 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

” Debenture” can mean many things.

In this case I would imagine that it means the floating charge. “Debenture” is used by English lawyers to denote a security document granted by a company containing securities over all of its assets. In England you can create all sorts of charges that you cannot do in Scotland. These charges (which will include a floating charge) are contained in one “debenture” in England. So when the English talk about a “debenture” in respect of a Scottish company they are invariably forgetting that Scottish companies can’t grant debentures in the way that English companies can.
When “experts” start to use phrases like ” In this case I would imagine” I start to worry. I imagine that’s not a popular view.

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ianagain says:
February 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm
February 21, 2014 at 11:12 pm

“Ex BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles masquerading as a 2nd-hand car dealer in £1m tax dodging scam” tweeted by Ian Fraser.
Guess who the Judge was?
A certain Judge Colin Bishopp who just happens to be presiding over the HMRC/RFC UTT tax appeal next week.
And so joins the film scam soon to be joined by you know who, and many many English clubs. This is going to be bonanza time for HMRC.
I could name many former Celtic and Rangers players and current managers of SPL teams who ripped the arse out of the tax man on film stuff. I could also name another big club in the East who challenged the related party loan relationship rules.

They were all at it. The Accountancy firms and so called tax advisors led the charge with the hard sell. clubs in stress looking for an advantage bought in. AS for Agents – well there is a possible in for the tax man. They will crumble before the institution.

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