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Climbing the mountain, confusing perpetrator for victim

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It wasn’t a glorious performance last night but I’m delighted to be through to the League Cup quarter final nonetheless. Cup games against lower league opposition are there to be won, nothing else. There were a few bright spots: Saidy Janko looks like he has a sound future in the game, while Efe Ambrose seemed to enjoy his role as senior partner in the defence.

While we struggled for an opening, Kris Commons again stepped forward with a crisp strike from outside the box into the corner of the net. He remains the key to a large number of locks. We should have added more before Stefan Johansen grabbed a late goal to tidy things up.

On the way into the game I predicted Aberdeen’s defeat. With winning 8 league games in a row and being clear at the top of the league, every game has been a cup final for them, until last night. A game against lower league opposition is just not the same (see above). Footballers are not robots, so it’s difficult to ‘climb the mountain’ for every game.

How they react to this defeat will be interesting. Last season they won seven games in a row before Dundee took a point from them, heralding an immediate slide in form and the end of their title challenge. They have a trip to Inverness on Saturday to prepare for.

Charles Green’s apparent claim for legal expenses from Newco Rangers is jarring, but far from surprising.

The Rangers Football Club Ltd (formerly Sevco Scotland Ltd), a member club of the SFA, was the vehicle Green used to strike the Sale and Purchase Agreement for (oldco) Rangers’ assets. It is the beneficiary of that deal, not the victim. The alleged victim is the rightful owner of the assets, which may be Sevco 5088 Ltd, (oldco) Rangers creditors, or someone else altogether.

It is no surprise whatsoever that the beneficiary of a deal would be legally obliged to defend the officers who signed the deal on its behalf.

Still, there’s more to this episode than a simple case of alleged wrongdoing. Fans are caught between affection for the football club and anger at what was allegedly done in 2012. By the football club. I wouldn’t want to have to reconcile those emotions.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    Potential banana skin safely avoided. Happy enough wi that.

     

     

    As you say,some big games coming up. And just as we are-hopefully-getting into our stride,an international break beckons.

     

     

    Wonderful…

     

     

    Still,win our next three games,worry about the rest later. Works for me.

  2. I always consider the League cup as a ‘needs must’ comp to get the holy grail of the treble, job done.

     

    The Rangers thing is a right mess, someone will need to be stepping up to the plate again VERY soon with cash money, wages need paid. Wonder who’ll do that?

  3. P67

     

     

    Go on, go on, go, on, go on

     

     

    Still, there’s more to this episode than a simple case of alleged wrongdoing

     

     

    Break yer own rules…..it will b cathartic ;-))

     

     

    H.H.

  4. Hail hail from a scorchio meloneras, kept in touch with the updates last night, didn’t seem a great performance but the result is everything.

     

    Saw a lad with a sevco top, it had 32 red on the front, wasn’t his waist size

  5. Macjay 11.47 previously

     

     

    thanks mate,its a special place :-)

     

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    Bawsman 12.19

     

    The Rangers thing is a right mess, someone will need to be stepping up to the plate again VERY soon with cash money, wages need paid. Wonder who’ll do that? –

     

     

    naebdi.i mean would you?lol(no need to answer ha) It will be quite lucrative for several scottish lawyers tho and hopefully for quite a while.You should give David Lows podcast a listen to over on TSFM.

     

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    :-)

     

    HH

  6. Good result last night, thanks for the updates fhellas…

     

     

    Just to say, any bhoys going to watch the U21s against Benfica @ Adams Park tonight, the Vere Suite will be open from five and will have an Irish Band on.

     

     

    Celtic U21 3:1 Benfica B

     

     

    Hail Hail

  7. He also had the mc hun tartan shorts on, red top orange shorts must have dressed in the dark.

     

    Should have gone up to him and said the score was 3-1 not 3-2

  8. Phyllis

     

     

    yup indeed,Gartan,a beautiful spot my friend

     

    hope your well

     

     

    off out Celts have a great day

     

     

    hail hail

  9. From last thread

     

     

    Summa…..r u gonna b in Glasgow on 10/10…..if so would luv ( bit strong…..editor ) to buy you a pint ;-))

     

     

    H.H.

  10. Missed the to 10 this morning, was trying to get a No.1 in Etims but he’s busy this morning (Ralphy). Oh well. Top 20.

     

     

     

    Wasn’t much of a game to watch last night but at least we are through.

  11. I thought most played OK last night. I wasn’t as impressed with young Tierney as some seem to be but too early to make much comment.

     

     

     

    Toss up between Efe and Saidy for MOTM Imo. Loved Jankos willingness and effort.

     

     

     

    HH

  12. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Quite.

     

     

    This new obsession with the concept of separation seems to get minefield stepped when deciding which separations they like and don’t,separating employees in their duties for the club is particularly deluded given how much certain past employees were heralded,defended and encouraged by the fans and the press.

     

     

     

    separatebedscsc

  13. Corkcelt

     

     

    Tickets for next week will be on sale at the ticket office at the stadium till kick off.

     

    Possibly on sale in the Argyle Street Celtic shop too?

  14. Dull game last night all the more disappointing after Sunday’s goal-fest. The front 4 didnae click whatsoever and Joe Hansen was his usual wasteful self and now his dip in form seems to be more than a passing phase ( or in respective to him a badly passing phase!).

     

     

    Only Janko got more than pass marks and the rest were just meh.

     

     

    Was nice to meet Winning Captains and I hope to see him again.

  15. Corkcelt,

     

     

    Yer man dd is correct. Tickets will be on sale until kick-off unless it sells out.

     

     

     

    If you are waiting till last minute anyways I might have one. My mate is off work with an injury and my brother works shifts.

     

     

    HH

  16. The victims in this instance are the creditors and as most is owed to HMRC which makes us the real victims.

     

     

    This whole episode only highlights the whole scam that surrounds businesses folding owing a fortune, shafting the creditors and then trading under a different name with the same people running it still profiting from it. Usually it is the Building /insurance/double glazing companies this time it is a football club..company..clumpany.

     

     

    It just happens to be high profile in sevco’s case. Double dealing, duplicity and fraud are the name of the game in the business world and company law has allowed them to get away with it over the years. The loser has always been the creditor.

     

     

    Exposure to criminal law may shed some light on the murky dealings at Ibrokes but I am not confident that even then the real culprits will be in the dock. By that I mean the SFA which should be the guardians of the game.

     

     

    Lets just look at the rules …. a guy with 41 convictions for tax fraud can take over a major company 9

  17. Gene on 24th September 2015 12:25 pm

     

     

    Hail hail from a scorchio meloneras, kept in touch with the updates last night, didn’t seem a great performance but the result is everything.

     

     

    Saw a lad with a sevco top, it had 32 red on the front, wasn’t his waist size

     

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    Did it have his cup size as well?

  18. Afternoon Timland from a hot hun free mountain valley.

     

    Paul67

     

    I wonder who you are hinting at.

     

    Me thinks you know much more than you are letting on :-)

     

    “The alleged victim is the rightful owner of the assets, which may be Sevco 5088 Ltd, (oldco) Rangers creditors, or someone else altogether.”

     

    HH

  19. Corkcelt

     

     

    Don’t want you faffing about on the day of the game all the way from County Cork. I’ll get you a ticket, and give it to you at the Gazebo, just give me the nod.

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    A game against lower league opposition is just not the same (see above). Footballers are not robots, so it’s difficult to ‘climb the mountain’ for every game.

     

     

    3 Teams with on Paper the best Form in Europe and All with 100% Wins in all Games so far this Season..

     

     

    Aberdeen.. Rangers and Dortmund .. 2 knocked out a Cup and the other knocked off Top of the League..

     

     

    Out of they 3 Teams imho Celtic need to Fear Only One of them this Season..

     

     

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    And that’s Borrusia Dortmund because they are the Only Ones in Europe..【ツ】

     

     

    Summa of Sevco’N’SheepAreSh1teCSC

  21. Paul 67,

     

     

    While I agree with much of your article I am convinced that the only way the LC game last night would have awoken our supporters from their slumber would have been the announcement of a free bar.

     

     

    HH.

  22. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    I know that I’ve only myself to blame but I’ve just had a swatch at the DR online and the How They Rated regarding our game last night which I attended. Under no circumstances were Raith Rovers better than Celtic last night but Euan (hurting Hun) McLean managed to give Raith Rovers players a total of 73 points while Celtic players only amassed 65 points. Saidy Janko was only given a score of 6 as was Efe but their Raith Rovers counterparts were given 7 each?

     

     

    Euan McLean, you’re a tit.

  23. Who plays Left Back v Fenerbahce next week?

     

    The young, inexperienced centre half or the young inexperienced left back?