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Two things to cover today but important item first…

Mark Cameron, from the John Thomson Memorial Committee has been in touch to invite you to participate in the Ballymote to Glasgow Cycle next month to commemorate and promote our club’s important origins. I know there are several enthusiastic cyclists in our community so I hope you can participate in this magnificent venture. Message on the trip reads:

“Ballymote – Glasgow Cycle

As a supporters lead project to promote the charitable origins of the club we will be cycling from Brother Walfrid’s home in Ballymote, Co Sligo to Celtic Park to coincide with the clubs first domestic game in the clubs 125th year. The cycle will commence on Thursday 8th November and arrive at Celtic Park in time for the St Johnstone league match on Sunday November 11th.

We are seeking volunteers to take part in the cycle and raise funds for Celtic Charity Fund’s “1254125” campaign.

Draft Itinerary:

Leave CP after Barcelona game on Nov 7th

Travel overnight to arrive in Ballymote 09.30 Nov 8th

Thursday cycle 40 miles

Friday cycle 75 miles

Saturday am cycle 25 miles then Belfast – Cairnryan ferry

Saturday pm cycle 35 miles

Sunday cycle 50 miles arriving at CP prior to St Johnstone game on November 11th
There will be overnight accommodation on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

In order to meet deadlines for ferry and to ensure we are cycling in daylight hours we need to be cycling consistently at 15 mph. As most of the cycling will be on road then a racer / road bike would be better than mountain bike.

In addition to the cyclists we are looking for a couple of volunteers for support drivers (first aid experience would be an advantage) who will travel along the route with the cyclists and assist as necessary.

If you want any more information then please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

On other matters……

Most of Celtic’s international players will arrive back in Scotland today and return to training tomorrow and Friday ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime kick off against St Mirren.  They will fly to Barcelona on Sunday and have a full day training on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game.

We know Scott Brown is injured and Neil Lennon will surely take no chances in Paisley with his captain, currently on the best form of his career and instrumental in the win in Moscow, but others will arrive from throughout Europe, Africa and Central America with varying levels of preparedness for the enormous task that lies ahead.  The first job of the backroom team will be to assess and compensate for any fatigue, stiffness or knocks before sending the squad out for a warm-up.  I would be keen to spare other travellers the rigours of Paisley, where possible.

The same is true of our opponents (I’m not referring to St Mirren here), who have endured the kind of injury run normally associated with a week at Lennoxtown and who have international players throughout their team.  Barcelona are away to Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday evening, who are currently languishing in 18th place after losing Lassad to Celtic on transfer deadline day.

The odds of something special happening on Tuesday night are long but we have profited against similar odds at the same location in the recent past – with a rookier keeper too.  We are in the Champions League on merit and have already surpassed one achievement of all previous Celtic teams in this tournament.  Plans for Tuesday start with how we prepare for Saturday.

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  1. heik Yerbouti

     

    12:33 on

     

    17 October, 2012

     

    Craig Whyte: I brought Charles Green in to buy Rangers

     

     

    Craig Whyte claims to have introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps

     

    Craig Whyte has claimed he introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps as the administrators searched for a buyer for Rangers.

     

     

    The former Rangers owner made the claim in a wide-ranging interview with BBC Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin.

     

     

    He also claimed Duff and Phelps knew of the controversial Ticketus deal before the purchase of the club was complete.

     

     

    Mr Whyte said the SPL knew in October 2011 that Rangers “had no money” and were heading for administration.

     

     

    Full details of the interview, and reaction to it, will be on the BBC Scotland news website later and on Reporting Scotland at 18:30.

     

     

    There will be further analysis and discussion on Newsnight Scotland at 23:00 on BBC2 Scotland.

     

     

    You can comment or follow Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: @bbcchrismclaug

     

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19976991

  2. You have to hand it to Our Hero,with intimidation from the hun hordes everywhere,he has balls of steel.

  3. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    anybody know how i can get back to last octobers blog quikly.i wrote my first post then and i see it has just proved to be correct.jist sayin like jist want tae gloat like.

  4. Paul67 –

     

     

    “currently languishing in 18th place after losing Lassad to Celtic on transfer deadline day.”

     

     

    Lol :) Brilliant

  5. Paul67

     

     

    I would have put my name down for Ballymote to Glasgow Cycle , but I ‘ve

     

    had my chopper clamped :O(

  6. Alasdair MacLean on

    Afraid I’m not with the earth shattering side of things in the latest Craigy utterings.

     

    Could someone enlighten me what’s so significant in it?

     

    Serious!

  7. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    kitalba

     

     

    10:46 on 17 October, 2012

     

     

    Think wee billie has lost the plot ………LOL !!!!!

  8. Hi, I posted this only to then see there was a new article…

     

     

    Sorry for going off topic, but I am looking for some genuine advice if anyone has any insight…

     

    A few weeks ago, while I was up in Scotland being a bucketeer etc My landlord arranged to have the flat rewired.

     

    the electrician who was engaged started work at 14:00 and by 15:00 had smashed my fish tank, destroying it and killing all the fish, some other bits and pieces of mine were also thrown out by the electrician/landlord mostly as they used them to clean up their mess.

     

    Does anyone know if I am entitled to claim for damage and loss to personal property, and who do I claim against. Landlord as she was the controlling mind, or the electrician under her control who did the deed?

     

     

    Any assistance is very much appreciated

     

     

    Thanks

     

     

    RRC

  9. Newco are in death mode!

     

     

    How will the Sevconians take the news that Chuck is Craigys spawn.

     

     

    Oh what a deadly web we weave when we practice to deceive.

     

     

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  10. Craigy Jones- steaming and a ranting

     

     

    ” “I was driving the train when it crashed, but I didn’t set it on its course.” The words of venture capitalist Craig Whyte after I asked him who was to blame for the Rangers debacle.

     

     

    The words of a man keen to speak out and explain his part in Scottish football’s longest-running and most ruinous saga.

     

     

    A man who has become a figure of hate and even of ridicule since his ill-fated takeover of the Ibrox club last year.

     

    Whyte left Ibrox under a cloud with the club in administration

     

     

    Whyte left Ibrox under a cloud with the club in administration

     

     

    Whyte feels he has become the Rangers bogeyman, an easy target, but has the criticism been justified?

     

     

    He failed to pay VAT and PAYE and ultimately led the club into administration.

     

     

    He granted me an interview and promised to be open and honest with no subject off the table.

     

     

    We met in central London just yards from where he first hatched his controversial plan to take over one of the biggest club’s in British football.

     

     

    He is no fan of the media spotlight and self-conscious about how he comes across on television.

     

     

    He told me he had nothing to lose. I was sceptical.

     

     

    He kept his promise and was surprisingly frank, hitting back as I probed on subjects like the season ticket deal with Ticketus, former owner Sir David Murray, PAYE, administrator Duff and Phelps and the role of the Scottish Premier League.

     

     

    Who knew what and when did it all go wrong?

     

     

    There was an apology for the fans – a denial of lies and questions about morality.

     

     

    There were surprising revelations about how present chief executive Charles Green ended up in charge at Ibrox and discussions about just exactly how much he himself made from the deal.

     

     

    Bought for a pound and sold for a pound? Whyte was pressed, but what did he say?

     

     

    Bogeyman or the man to blame? Make your own mind up. “

  11. Henriks Sombrero on

    From Fallow Fallow……Indeed…

     

     

    #11 Today, 12:23

     

    ..Obi-Wan..

     

    1st Team Regular Join Date: 28-05-2010

     

    Location: GLASGOW

     

    Posts: 1,999

     

     

    Re: Craig Whyte speaks out!!!

     

     

    ——————————————————————————–

     

     

    What the **** is going on?

  12. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Alasdair MacLean 12:40 on 17 October, 2012

     

     

    If you need to be told then it’s not worth explaining.

     

     

    The BBC page has the story.

  13. burghbhoy

     

     

    12:44 on 17 October, 2012

     

    Newco are in death mode!

     

     

    How will the Sevconians take the news that Chuck is Craigys spawn.

     

     

    Oh what a deadly web we weave when we practice to deceive.

     

     

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

     

     

    But why would Whyte go against Green ?

  14. The huns are literally speechless. Ra bommur is legless.

     

    Whyte is really Green. Green and Whyte.

     

    Glasgow’s Green and White.

     

    Champions League.

     

    Ramsden Cup epic fail.

     

    They must be going mental. All that green and white in their heads. Apoplectic paroxysms of confusion.

     

    Now there’s a sentence to conjure with for them.

     

    pmsl. : > )

  15. From the beeb

     

    “I was driving the train when it crashed, but I didn’t set it on its course.” The words of venture capitalist Craig Whyte after I asked him who was to blame for the Rangers debacle.

     

    The words of a man keen to speak out and explain his part in Scottish football’s longest-running and most ruinous saga.

     

    A man who has become a figure of hate and even of ridicule since his ill-fated takeover of the Ibrox club last year.

     

     

    Whyte left Ibrox under a cloud with the club in administration

     

    Whyte feels he has become the Rangers bogeyman, an easy target, but has the criticism been justified?

     

    He failed to pay VAT and PAYE and ultimately led the club into administration.

     

    He granted me an interview and promised to be open and honest with no subject off the table.

     

    We met in central London just yards from where he first hatched his controversial plan to take over one of the biggest club’s in British football.

     

    He is no fan of the media spotlight and self-conscious about how he comes across on television.

     

    He told me he had nothing to lose. I was sceptical.

     

    He kept his promise and was surprisingly frank, hitting back as I probed on subjects like the season ticket deal with Ticketus, former owner Sir David Murray, PAYE, administrator Duff and Phelps and the role of the Scottish Premier League.

     

    Who knew what and when did it all go wrong?

     

    There was an apology for the fans – a denial of lies and questions about morality.

     

    There were surprising revelations about how present chief executive Charles Green ended up in charge at Ibrox and discussions about just exactly how much he himself made from the deal.

     

    Bought for a pound and sold for a pound? Whyte was pressed, but what did he say?

     

    Bogeyman or the man to blame? Make your own mind up.

  16. RRC,

     

     

    I’m not a lawyer, but I would be asking the landlord for compensation. Your contract is with him and he arranged the work. You don’t have any contractual relationship with the electrician.

     

     

    If the landlord then wants to make a claim against his contractor that’s then up to him.

  17. Our hero is an actual lunatic however…..

     

     

    By God has he left some hard questions for D&P and Green to answer.

     

     

    D&P are in the brown stuff now, this could see the takeover being reversed by BDO

     

     

    I wonder what Green and D&P have reneged on for Our Hero to turn on them?

  18. Neil "Penfold" Lennon on

    RRC

     

     

    I’m not a property lawyer or familiar with English law on this, but the answer would most probably be in your lease. If not, it is likely in any event that there will be some common law right against your Landlord (not the electrician).

     

     

    I’d call the Citizens’ Advice people in the first instance.

  19. Angus Robertson‏@MorayMP

     

     

    PM David Cameron proposes a shared platform with Ian Paisley of DUP opposing Scottish independence. Excellent suggestion!

     

     

    Well Cameron just confirmed my vote will be yes, Salmond couldn’t have planned this better

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