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Easy Jambo & Big Pink ====================== Perhaps I too am naive but …

Comment on The Case for a New SFA. by upthehoops.

Easy Jambo & Big Pink

Perhaps I too am naive but I also recall a club statement years ago that Dermot Desmond does not take up the dividend on any of his shares.  As for whether Lawwell deserves nearly £1M a year I suppose it depends which view you take. He runs the club very well to  the remit he is given. It is run in a complete stark contrast to the only other comparable sized club in Scotland. Many fans think there should be a far greater spend on players but aside from that only increasing the debt, it would not be Lawwell’s decision alone to do that.  Personally I am more than happy with the present stewardship of Celtic. People should be careful what they wish for. A glance across the River Clyde is evidence of that. 

On my original point of the Celtic AGM which sparked this debate I am puzzled why the media are allowed entry at all, unless the club are legally obliged to do so. Don’t get me wrong, the last thing I would want is Celtic reported only via PR issued puff pieces like what happens with Rangers but there has to be a balance. When the inevitable Living Wage Resolution rears its head at the AGM the media in attendance will seize the moment to back the proposers and portray the club in a bad light. Yet when Resolution 12 was raised previously they seized it as a moment to ridicule the proposers. I’m guessing because they don’t want to portray Rangers and the SFA in a bad light. If it is raised again at this year’s AGM, I expect the ridicule will be the same.  There is much more than that of course, and I will never forget the headline describing the club as ‘Pauper Bhoys’ when large losses were announced at an AGM in the early 2000’s.  

In short, inviting the media to the Celtic AGM is akin to me to asking some of the neighbours over, then finding out the next day they have bad mouthed my entire family to the rest of the street, even though they had no cause to.  Yet silence is the only response to Rangers not even mentioning an AGM or producing audited accounts.  It is as clear an agenda as you will see. 

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Nice to awaken from my slumbers to read the Perth gathering was a success. It’s the only nice thought I have given the quite appalling performance by Celtic last night. 

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Hope the Perth meeting goes well for all who are attending – I’m sure it will. My current work schedule rules it out for me but hopefully I may be able to attend something similar in future if it happens.

I look forward to hearing how it goes.

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joe mccormack says:
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 22:43
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How is Level 5 managing to keep any questioning of King’s investment strategy out of the media?

My personal take is Level 5 are getting that part for free. Things are rolling along very nicely on the park and there is no willingness to discuss negative topics.surrounding Rangers. The court case brings other possibilities but they will be more than happy to accept the reporting restriction in my view. Getting Rangers to the top league minus any distractions is all the media care about.

The Celtic AGM is in November. Let’s not lose sight of the fact Celtic have called an AGM, having previously submitted fully audited accounts. The media will attend the AGM then for the next couple of days focus on the most negative aspects they can. History proves that to be the case. For me it clearly brings into focus the double standards they operate under. I guarantee if we are sitting in January 2016 and there has been no audited accounts or AGM from Rangers the media will STILL turn a blind eye. Neither will they ask the SFA if it affects their licence to operate (don’t laugh!).

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 2, 2018 at 11:07

Wow! I know we are not meant to put much store on the thumbs up or down, but two people have given thumbs down to this post! Who on earth could find fault with a post respecting the dead from the Ibrox disaster?


A bit puzzled at the thumbs down myself A.J, but there’s nowt queerer than folk as they say!

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On this day in 1971, the Ibrox disaster happened during a Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox. 66 fans died in a crush. Some of us remember that day, some of us may even have been there, while some of us would not even be on this earth at the time. 

We are all football fans. Nobody should go to a football match and never return home. Rest in Peace.

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CLUSTER ONEJANUARY 1, 2018 at 19:27

“If they move out of Hampden, the SFA are in danger of leaving themselves hostages to Rangers and Celtic,” said Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison.


I am a Celtic shareholder and if it was up to me (which it is not), I would tell the SFA here and now that Celtic Park is unavailable for any future fixture.  However I know that will not happen, but I doubt there is anything they could do to force Celtic to allow them use of the stadium.  

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.


I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.

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Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 

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