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News that we are after a second Dundee United midfield player will prove popular, Stuart Armstrong has been tipped for progress for a couple of years.  He is another Ronny Deila-type player, a strong runner who can get up and down the field.  As usual, I’ll reserve judgement until we sign him, and I’ve had a chance to watch him properly.

You have to admire his balls.  Dave King assertion that a conviction for tax fraud is a “favourable settlement” goes beyond parody.  I’m unsure if some PR flop put those words in his head or if he concocted the notion by himself, but just as you cannot shine a turd, it is impossible to spin an undisputed criminal conviction.  He was convicted of criminal offenses.  If this is your measure of favourable, your standards are truly deplorable.

I fail to see why King even is discussing such matters with the media, unless he’s currying favour with the Daily Record.  These assertions will make no difference whatsoever to the stock market, or any reputable nominated adviser, nor will it hold sway with the SFA.  It is also a futile battleground.  In the event King gains control of newco Rangers, he doesn’t need to be a director to exercise de facto control, Paul Murray has been his man for years.  Mike Ashley is not a director, and he owns less than 9% of the club, but he appears to be able to dictate play quite comfortably.

Without a trace of irony, King told the Record: “The enthusiasm that this board adopts to ‘media management’ and its failure to act in the interest of shareholders and other stakeholders is exactly why they should be jettisoned”.

Trying hard to avoid the merest whiff of media management himself, King then added, “History will judge this board as one of the worst the club has ever had. There is not one individual who puts the club above personal interest.”

There you have it folks, our pal Dave is a man you can trust.

Just as the Newco board didn’t have enough on their plate, interim manager Kenny McDowell tendered his notice, although in true ‘Rangers’ tradition, he’s not going without a pay-off.  It’s an added vote of no confidence the regime could do without.  They now face the embarrassing prospect of allowing an interim to remain in control as a lame duck, or put a second manager on gardening leave.

Mike Ashley’s prospects of a successful turnaround look bleak in the face of such uniform and orchestrated antagonism.  I wonder if he’s the kind of man who takes manipulation lightly?  If not, the manipulators are playing with fire.

CQN11 St Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance is on Friday 13 March, at the Kerrydale Suite, Celtic Park. The focus of an excellent night’s entertainment will be funding the construction of a kitchen at Chibwata Primary School in Malawi, for Mary’s Meals.

Email me if you would like to reserve a ticket, celticquicknews@gmail.com or book directly via the links at the bottom of this page.

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  1. weet weet weet(GBWO) on

    weet weet weet(gbwo)

     

     

    12:18 on 20 January, 2015

     

    timbhoy2

     

     

    12:10 on 20 January, 2015

     

    I Think easdales return for the million penny shares is worth about 10 Thousand pounds is that about right.

     

     

    From wit I understand their only called penny shares

     

     

    They sell for market value,I think

     

     

    HH

  2. With the fee for Stuart Armstrong reportedly currently under negotiation with Dundee Utd, perhaps this is the opportunity to negotiate the early release of GMS also.

     

     

    I would offer them and additional £204,000 to get Gary now – that’s the fee Dundee Utd had to pay to Sevco for Telfer compensation ipso facto we helped to keep Sevco afloat by paying Dundee Utd to pay Sevco – love it !!!

  3. I hope we get him Paul67, young lad with a good engine, will fit into the Team easily and I think the middle of the park is where we need strengthened, win the middle of the park and the goals will come.

     

    Hx2

  4. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Bawsman……hahahahahahahaha ,…. Or ……doooooh, if your not joking

  5. vmhan – ynwa wee oscar

     

     

    12:18 on 20 January, 2015

     

     

    Pay day for me today as well. I can confirm I received my wages. I cannot speak of those you refer.

     

     

    And before some smarty pants like TSOAL asks, no I do not work for sevco.

     

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

     

    Hail Hail!

  6. Paul

     

     

    I unfortunately (for me if not for you) will be unable to make CQ11 this year. Too many shift swaps and time owing already.

     

    I was wondering if there will be a virtual ticket this year or even if I could purchas a ticket and dionate to a good cause. Is that the same thing? Was I duped?

     

    Stuart Armstrong. Yes please, but at a price.

     

     

    HH

  7. traditionalist88 on

    Bawsman

     

    12:19 on

     

    20 January, 2015

     

    Disappointed we are raiding UTD, we need good teams in the league.

     

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    I think the bigger picture is keeping these guys in the league and the strong message it sends.

     

     

    Dundee Utd will be in an excellent financial position and will be able to move on some of their targets, young players for the future, and who knows they may find the next big thing or players who will help them win silverware.

     

     

    I am sure they don’t want to risk losing Armstrong for nothing too and when the summer comes his value starts to depreciate in line with his contract.

     

     

    HH

  8. Would love to see Stuart Armstrong in the Celtic team tomorrow.

     

    I have watched a lot of this lad and believe he is the real deal, who would fit into Ronny’s team like a glove.

  9. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    I wonder if the Easdale purchase is less about an immediate profit and more about ensuring that the Easdale/Ashley axis has enough votes to kibosh King and the 3 Bears.

     

     

    The Easdales seemed to carry a lot of proxy votes – maybe one of their silent partners was getting a bit wobbly?

  10. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    embramike

     

     

    12:21 on 20 January, 2015

     

    With the fee for Stuart Armstrong reportedly currently under negotiation with Dundee Utd, perhaps this is the opportunity to negotiate the early release of GMS also.

     

     

    I would offer them and additional £204,000 to get Gary now – that’s the fee Dundee Utd had to pay to Sevco for Telfer compensation ipso facto we helped to keep Sevco afloat by paying Dundee Utd to pay Sevco – love it !!!

     

    >>>>

     

    Thank God you’re no lookin after Ma money. Hehe ….HH

  11. My take on McDowall’s resignation. He’s been told wages are in doubt this month. He’s basically put his neck on the line for the team.

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    As I said overnight,Ashley can screw them for years,thanks to the onerous contracts he possesse,or screw them into the ground to enforce his reputation as a businessman not to be messed with.

     

     

    Either way,he wins and they are screwed. I genuinely cannot see a way out for them which is in any way positive for them.

     

     

    Shame,really.

     

     

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4OT_kw48rI4

  13. Weeminger 12.25

     

    I think that by resigning then if an insolvency event occurs, McDowall (like SuperSwally) would be a secured creditor with different (pre-emptive) rights than if he’s ‘just’ an employee. In other words a better deal for himself. I read this on here when McCoist resigned. Maybe McDowall knows that the train is closer to hitting the barriers than we think.

  14. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors

     

    12:22 on

     

    20 January, 2015

     

    Bawsman……hahahahahahahaha ,…. Or ……doooooh, if your not joking

     

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    I’m serious mate, I’d MUCH rather see Liam Henderson, Calum McGregor, Fisher et al come through our ranks.

     

     

    We have the best youth in the land, the difference between these guys I’ve mentioned and the two DU boys is that at DU they got an extended run in the 1st team.

     

     

    I was at Goodison a few weeks back to watch our emerging youth against Evertons. Talking to some Everton supporters before the game they were telling me how good their youths were (Cone played – he came on as a sub last night v WBA).

     

    We had about 5-6 lads who have had extended runs in our 1st team, they oozed confidence and presence compared to all the others on the field.

     

    Give our own their chance, we’ll never have a better chance IMHO.

  15. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    I have not seen much of the Armstrong lad so whos place in our midfield do you Bhoys reckon he would take ? H.H.

  16. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Bawsman 12:19

     

    Disappointed we are raiding UTD, we need good teams in the league

     

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    I sometimes wonder if that’s why we haven’t signed any SPL players since Rangers disappeared.

     

    Now we do have good teams. I’d take him in a heartbeat. And United will have plenty good young players coming through to replace him.

  17. Lunch time news .

     

     

    Italian correspondent in Iraq reporting that ISIS has murdered 16 youths in the outskirts of Mosul.. Why ? The youths were caught watching Iraq v Jordan on the tele..

  18. Vmhan I thought payday with Sevco was the 27th of the month could be another crucial 7 days for them, it just seems like a matter of time. Mind you we,ve been saying that for what seems like forever. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  19. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    SOUTHOFTUNIS

     

     

    Because they are evil? Because they can?

     

     

    Power corrupts,they can do what they like when there is no-one to prevent it.

     

     

    I doubt there will be the fabled 77 virgins for them in the afterlife. I hope they have 77 devilish tridents up the arse for all eternity.

  20. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Bawsman,

     

     

    I can understand what you mean regarding weakening Dundee Utd. – but another way of looking at it is that DU will lose him anyway at some point and Celtic are likely to pay slightly over the odds while he still has plenty of time on his contract.

     

     

    I would rather Celtic’s money circulated around the SPL for a “proven” player rather than spent on a risky punt from Israel.

     

     

    Scottish fitba is heading in a good direction – but they need some of our money to keep the momentum going.

  21. bawsman

     

     

    12:19 on 20 January, 2015

     

    Disappointed we are raiding UTD, we need good teams in the league.

     

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    That’s a fair point mo chara but our best players are sold on to cash rich teams and we need to replace and rebuild, I’d much rather we brought more talent through the youth system it’s annoying that this isn’t producing the talent required.

     

    Another aspect is that CFC are slated for buying young foreign players in lieu of young Scottish talent. I’d rather have more local talent as they are generally more settled than bringing in foreign nationals.

     

    Hx2

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