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While captain Scott Brown will return to first team action this week, with the league encounter with Aberdeen out of the way, Brendan Rodgers will almost certainly continue to rest players ahead of the teams next meeting in the Scottish Cup Final.

Getting it right for Hampden is only one aspect the manager will be concerned about. Celtic’s first Champions League qualification round starts eight weeks tomorrow, between now and then the entire squad has to get their annual rest period and a significant portion of preseason. Several will also be on international duty four weeks from now.

While you and I want to see out the league programme undefeated, it is more important players are rested for the various cup finals which take place between now and the end of August. The Partick Thistle game on Thursday doesn’t register on what is important.

Celtic FC Foundation

Six days from now, while you are watching Celtic skelp Hearts, I’ll be running my first marathon, in aid of the Celtic Foundation.  I’m now in mild panic about what lies ahead, but on this Anniversary month, it’s important that we pay more than lip service to what being a Celtic supporter is all about.

If you are able to, please support the Foundation here.  If you are unable to, perhaps you know the Hail Mary…….

Thank you for the unbelievable support I’ve received so far.  There will be a time on Sunday when it will fuel the legs.

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  1. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    A STOR MHA CHROI on 15TH MAY 2017 12:46 PM

     

    ERNIE:

     

     

     

    Possibly, he is human, I tried to cross check with the BBC but they have stopped reporting and I can’t find the other feed I had.

     

     

     

    But from what James Doleman wrote… it just hangs with no apparent meaning.

  2. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

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    raffle /ˈræfəl/

     

     

    noun

     

     

    1. a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy one or morechances to win a prize.

     

    2. verb (used with object), raffled, raffling.

     

    3. to dispose of by a raffle (often followed by off):

     

    4. verb (used without object), raffled, raffling.

     

    5. to take part in a raffle.

     

    6. verb (transitive) to dispose of (goods) in a raffle

     

     

    Derived Forms

     

    raffler, noun

     

     

    Word Origin and History for raffle

     

    n.

     

    late 14c., “dice game,” from Old French rafle “dice game,” also”plundering,” perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch raffel”dice game,” Old Frisian hreppa “to move,” Old Norse hreppa “to reach,get,” Swedish rafs “rubbish,” Old High German raspon “to scrape together,snatch up in haste,” German raffen “to snatch away, sweep off”), fromProto-Germanic *khrap- “to pluck out, snatch off.” The notion would be “tosweep up (the stakes), to snatch (the winnings).” Dietz connects theFrench word with the Germanic root, but OED is against this. Meaning”sale of chances” first recorded 1766.

     

     

    v.

     

    “dispose of by raffle,” 1851, from raffle (n.). Related: Raffled ; raffling.

     

     

    v.

     

    “dispose of by raffle,” 1851, from raffle (n.). Related: Raffled ; raffling.

     

    Get your raffle tickets here: https://www.ebid.net/uk/for-sale/big-charity-raffle-156693864.htm

     

     

    ACGR is providing some of his excellent whisky along with other sumptuous prizes!

     

     

     

    KTF

  3. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    TRICOLOURED RIBBON on 15TH MAY 2017 12:47 PM

     

    Jimmy,

     

     

    If you moved to Ireland you would never regret it fella.

     

     

    As regards to your other issues, I’m sure some of our learned people on here would advise you on that.

     

     

    I’m assuming you live in Scotland?

  4. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    I’m looking for a couple of tickets for Firhill on Thursday. 2 preferable but 1 will do. at a push.

     

     

     

    Thanks.

     

     

     

    KTF

  5. TRICOLOURED RIBBON on 15TH MAY 2017 11:43 AM

     

     

    Coming over to Clydebank on Thursday for a few days.Will be in Glasgow on Saturday where I plan to have a few swallys.Would be delighted to meet anyone in town if they fancy a tipple for an hour or two.

     

     

     

    ………………

     

     

    TRICOLOURED RIBBON,

     

     

    I’ll get back to you on that possible swally meeting…I have to wait to see how money is ?

     

     

    HH

     

     

    TRICOL…Yes i live in Glasgow.

  6. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    ADI_DASLER on 15th May 2017 12:54 pm

     

     

    Bingo !

     

    ___________________________________________

     

    No, it’s a raffle. :>)

     

     

     

    KTF

  7. thetimreaper on

    Paul67

     

     

    Eh? Going unbeaten would be an unbelievable achievement. The Manager and the players will and should be going all out to achieve that. Both remaining League fixtures are hugely important.

  8. A STOR MHA CHROI on 15TH MAY 2017 12:46 PM

     

     

    He was one of those who were originally on the indictment and against whom charges were dropped. Maybe it’s something to do with that.

  9. Glasgow City Centre supporters club

     

    MacConnells Bar CSC (Celtic Minded)

     

    Hope Street

     

    Looking for New members to join for next season (home games only)

     

    Interested supporters welcome for Hearts game (1 hour before kick-off)

     

    Also bus for Scottish cup final (11/2 before kick-off

  10. Daily politics show..A guy called Robin Tilbrook (?) is the leader of a party called “The ENGLISH DEMOCRATS” was interviewed. They have just under 3000 members just now and want INDEPENDENCE FOR ENGLAND……Now if only I could vote for his party, just to be rid of the feckin Tories forever

     

    He stated that many English people ( if they could) would vote for Scotland to be independent from England ?…..and you know what….he may have a point ?

     

     

    HH

  11. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    DAVIDOPOULOS:

     

     

    Not that I am aware of.

     

     

    Ernie:

     

     

    possibly.

  12. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    James Doleman‏ @jamesdoleman 17s

     

    More Withey says around £24m borrowed from Ticketus, was kept in a deposit account” Could only be released if both parties authorised it.

     

     

     

    KTF

  13. Armstrong is an international class player with potential to be better.

     

    As the mssm continue their relentless pursuit of sell a Celt speculation is rife.

     

    It would be understandable for Armstrong to move if he is offered the kind of money that would set him up for life.

     

    West From is not the place.He is far to good for a mediocre epl l team.

     

    I hope we keep him but if this is not possible i would love to see him at a top European side were his talent blossoms.

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    1. James Doleman‏ @jamesdoleman 17s

     

    More Findlay shows court Share Purchase Agreement between Murray and Whyte, it mentions “third party funding”

     

     

    Findlay How could a lawyer not be aware of that means?”

     

    Withey “They could just ask, ‘who is it?”

     

    Findlay “Did they?’

     

    Withey “No”

     

     

    Withey continues “I was staggered that they didn’t..they deleted the line [in the agreement] asking about the funding”

     

     

    Withey: Murray could have asked about funding and “refused to sell the club” if they didn’t get an answer

     

     

     

     

    KTF

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    1. James Doleman‏ @jamesdoleman 17s

     

    More Findlay says of mention of 3rd party funding in the agreement “it’s not going to go away, although some people might like it to.”

     

     

    Findlay says Murray Group “recommended” Ticketus to him for working capital

     

     

    Withey says Murray Group told him: “Why not use Ticketus, we use them all the time, they’re really good.”

     

     

     

    KTF

  16. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Don’t know how it is or maybe it’s just the cynic in me but I am convinced Whyte will be convicted.

     

    Freemasonry and Scottish courts? Hopefully I’ll be wrong but can’t see it.

  17. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    Findlay shows court Share Purchase Agreement between Murray and Whyte, it mentions “third party funding” 1/3

     

     

    Findlay How could a lawyer not be aware of that means?” Withey “They could just ask, ‘who is it?” Findlay “Did they?’ Withey “No” 2/3

     

     

    Withey continues “I was staggered that they didn’t..they deleted the line [in the agreement] asking about the funding” 3/3

     

     

    Withey: Murray could have asked about funding and “refused to sell the club” if they didn’t get an answer

     

     

    Findlay says of mention of 3rd party funding in the agreement “it’s not going to go away, although some people might like it to.”

     

     

    Findlay says Murray Group “recommended” Ticketus to him for working capital ½

     

     

    Withey says Murray Group told him: “Why not use Ticketus, we use them all the time, they’re really good.”

     

     

    Withey says he doubts anyone ever handed over a physical pound to pay for the shares. Findlay: “They could have used it as a souvenir”

     

     

    Withey says intention was to transfer money on Friday but didn’t happen. Lloyds charged “interest over the weekend, which was a bit cheeky”

     

     

    Findlay “Was it Mr Whyte’s fault the money wasn’t paid in the Friday?” Withey “It was nothing to do with him” Findlay “was a glitch”

  18. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Fan-a-tic

     

     

    Same player, SA…was dire, until Brendan obviously had a word.

     

    If i was SA, i wouldnt try to run before i can walk.

     

    IMO….He can blow hot and cold, he hasnt proved himself. Lets see if he can keep it up.

     

    Bit early to be wanting huge transfers.

     

    I dont think we would miss him too much.

     

    Lets see.

     

     

    HH

  19. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    We have circa 9 more weeks of this.

     

     

    Oh what a wicked web we weave when first we practice to deceive….

  20. With respect to the MSM putting our players ‘up for sale’ it would be foolish not to accept the wages that some players could earn in englanshire would not be tempting no matter how much they enjoyed playing for us.

     

     

     

    Get stretch signed up now

  21. I’m looking for a spare for Sunday if anyone can oblige. I’ll check back later.

  22. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    The King of Kings got offered a kings ransom to leave us… he stayed and he will be forever in our hearts.

     

    Paul McStay had lucrative offers to pack up and go… he stayed and he will be forever in our hearts.

  23. Big Jimmy

     

    Down here in my little part of England Sturgeon is seen as a real whiner

  24. THE GREEN MAN

     

    I agree in the difference Brendan has made to Stuart.

     

    And hope we get the benefit of many more years from him.

     

    In the modern game though we are a hostage to our circumstances.

     

    Stuart has a footballing brain which is not always there with physically talented players.

     

    His ability to pass and move is exactly the requirement of modern players.

     

    He will thrive in the right environment.

     

    Brendan has provided him with one and i also believe the European stage will see the best of him.

     

    I don’t want him to be transferred but if it happens i think he is worth a lot of money.

  25. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Fan-a-tic

     

     

    I will be surprised if SA leaves, if he does, good luck to him.

     

    Imo, We wouldnt really miss him.

     

    One good season doesnt make you a superstar, im sure Stuart is aware of that.

     

    Id say he has a bit to go yet to become the finished article.

     

     

    HH

  26. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    All this talk of Tierney,Dembele,Armstrong and Simunovic departing is bull emanating from the Hun press to try and upset our plans prior to the Cup Final.

  27. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Get wee Karamoko in the team for the CL.

     

    Wee man will run amok:)

     

     

     

    HH

  28. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    The Telegraph 2012 R. Forsyth

     

     

    “I am very disappointed that Gordon, a good Rangers man, with his experience, will no longer be working at Rangers and I wish Ali every success for the future but it could have been avoided,” said Ellis.

     

     

    “I believe that if a sensible deal could have been done with HMRC there was no need for the club to go into administration.”

     

     

    Ellis, a former board member of QPR and who once led a takeover of Northampton Town, said that he had known nothing of Whyte’s use of £24.4 million advanced against season ticket sales to finance his purchase. “I was totally unaware of the Ticketus situation and when I asked Craig about it he denied it,” he said.

     

     

    “Like all the Rangers fans I feel duped but not only about that. Craig and I shook hands on a deal that would see me getting 24.9 per cent of the shares after his takeover.

     

     

    “I was to have a contract to come up to Scotland and run the club and my team were going to be Ali Russell and Gordon Smith.

     

     

    “After Craig took over he didn’t want to honour our agreement and I had to chase him around for months. He has been trying agree a new deal with my shareholding much less but that still has not been completed and I have now handed my files over to my solicitor.

     

     

    “I joined the board because I was interested in the challenge and opportunity of getting such a huge club back on track. Rangers is one of the biggest clubs in the world but I think the marketing of the club over the last 10 years has been appalling.

     

     

    “I wanted to sort out the academy, but also try to break into the overseas market and take Rangers abroad.”

     

    He added: “I am not stepping down until I find out the full situation with the administrators. I am taking legal instruction as what to do next.”

     

     

    Meanwhile, Murray has assured The Daily Telegraph “categorically” that he did not tell Whyte that Ticketus could be used to bridge a funding gap, as was suggested in these pages yesterday, although Rangers had used the facility while Murray was in charge.

     

     

    James Doleman:

     

     

    Withey says Andrew Ellis was “involved in the transaction throughout”

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