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HOMUNCULUSOCTOBER 8, 2017 at 15:40   UPTHEHOOPSOCTOBER 8, 2017 at 13:35======================== Thanks for that. I …

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HOMUNCULUSOCTOBER 8, 2017 at 15:40  
UPTHEHOOPSOCTOBER 8, 2017 at 13:35========================
Thanks for that. I suppose it makes sense to give them a chance to do the right thing, even if you are fairly certain they aren’t going to.
It took a few years after Farry blatantly cheated but he was eventually brought to task. 


Many people who are in a position to know believe Celtic are in possession of enough information to blow a stitched up response from the SFA out the water.  I saw Auldheid speculating that some horse trading might be going on.  If that is the case it would be interesting to see what Celtic would regard as a satisfactory outcome to this. If the C.O determines the licence should not have been awarded then Celtic lost out on at least £2-3m. Other Scottish clubs lost out too, so the SFA will be keen to keep themselves away from compensation claims. Why is it taking so long?

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JOHN CLARKOCTOBER 8, 2017 at 20:28  
It’s round about now, I suppose, that the material for this year’s Celtic’s AGM will be getting put together. Can we take it, I wonder, that shareholders will be reminded that Res 12 from 2013 has still not been formally debated and voted upon, and, as far as I know, has not been formally withdrawn?And that the Board will confirm that they will be scrutinising whatever the Compliance Officer comes up with, with a readiness to take legal action if trustworthy evidence suggests that criminal conspiracy may have taken place?


I guess that would be a simple case of contacting the Police and telling them that they believe a crime has been committed. 

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AULDHEIDOCTOBER 8, 2017 at 13:10


It was incredible that the SFA, when announcing the C.O investigation, appeared instantly to narrow the focus down to simply establishing whether Rangers misled them. You are aware more than any of us that the SFA themselves have many questions to answer which look way beyond a straightforward case of simply being misled. Thankfully Celtic have all the information they need on this. I recently wrote to the club expressing my concerns about the SFA trying to steer the investigation in their preferred direction and I have received a reply. Celtic will wait for the investigation under the agreed review process then decide on their next move if required once the outcome is known. It won’t go away. 

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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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