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Under the cover of coronavirus, Dave King resigned as chairman of Newco.  Four months ago he said the club needed £10m before the end of the season.  In his farewell statement, released  last night, he noted a hoped-for round of funding “has been put on hold”.  With the postponement of fixtures since last month, the funding requirement could now be as much as £20m.

The statement was unnecessarily wordy, had he got to the point, he would have said ‘The proposed funder has bailed out and so have I.  You’re on your own.’

Claiming he hoped to extend his tenure as chairman until after the coronavirus crisis, but was unable to as South Africa authorities insisted he self-isolate for 14 days, insults the intelligence of even his advocates.  The world is self-isolating at the moment and the rest of us have figured out how to communicate by phone or videoconference.

This football club needs tens of millions to pay the liabilities incurred to get this close to Celtic.  Hopes of selling its player assets for inflated figures have disappeared from their fantasies.  Ex-pats prepared to sink millions into covering previous losses do not exist.

Without Dave King menacing to get his hands on the club within days of Charles Green buying Oldco’s assets, Newco would now be solvent and competitive.  Instead, Green was forced to cut ticket prices and pay Ally McCoist and his squad over the odds in order to keep the fans onside, blowing his business plan apart from the off.

The architect of this clusterstaunch has left the scene, unwilling to be held accountable for what happens next.  Dave, you will be welcome to make the Paradise Windfall draw any time the South African authorities permit you to travel – but I realise you are unlikely to visit Glasgow again.  When the history of our 20-in-a-row, or whatever the sequence becomes, is written, there will be a chapter dedicated to fools like you who made it possible.

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  1. Bada. 7.29

     

    Went on line had a gander at opening.

     

    Oh how they are hurting. :-)

  2. Aberdeen were the first tae install dugouts, I believe it was a Dumbarton lad who was manager at the time.

  3. FAIRHILL BHOY

     

     

    Yes, and that would have been better placed for a Wetherspoons.

     

     

    The Tassie and the Peacock/Harveys were my locals until a rowdy bunch of 5 a side ghuys came in and took over it was never the same :)))

     

     

    its now called the Peacock and Ivy….

  4. Marspapa/Fairhillbhoy

     

     

    I frequented The Barleycorn when I stayed in Hamilton. I’d say it was mostly a Hun shop but plenty of Tims drank in it too. I occasionally stopped in at The Buccaneer which I’m sure was owned by an ex Celt, I think it’s now a nursery!

  5. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    HT

     

    Wee Bertie owned the Bucaneer at one time

     

     

    Working in DHSS in Hamilton we drank in most

     

    Of the boozers in Hamilton just until the

     

    Punters found out where we worked

  6. Mr C, you Sir, is the Biggest strong Man. Take care Bro.

     

     

    Instilled by Joe obviously.

     

     

    Take care Great Celt.

  7. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Marspapa

     

     

    Jim Lyons has the Tassie for years when we drank in it, the vaults was the time pub around about there if memory serves me right,

     

    peacock was always a Place frequented by upstart orcs

  8. Sitting watchin ‘Celtic Champions 1998’ on YouTube and still getting nervous watchin it even 22 years later

     

     

    That goal against Dunfermline and Jonathan Gould’s face when the ball looped over his head into the net

     

     

    Still feels like a punch in the stomach

     

     

    I honestly don’t think I could go through all that again

     

     

    B-)

  9. BT

     

     

    Aye, thought it was Bertie that had it though I don’t ever remember seeing him in it.

     

     

    I’m kind of glad in a way. When I went on the Willie O’Neil bus from Bairds there were a couple of the Lions at the time working behind the bar. I never once went to them to be served, it just didn’t seem right that such being served by guys you held in such high esteem.

  10. Petec

     

     

    With respect mate I have enough going on in my life right now than to have discussions about Trump and abortion. I’m sure you’ll understand that sometimes CQN can offer a bit of light relief and escapism.

     

     

    I hope you and the wee fella are keeping safe and well.

  11. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    HT

     

    Was same when I went to Bairds

     

     

    Reminds me of time I went to Hotel in Prestwick whenEnglish cup final was on TV

     

     

    Owner was Norrie Martin and I asked him if he was Norrie Martin x Rangers player, he replied yes and I asked if he played in 4 0 cup final in1969, he looked at me in disgust and I told him my da was in the other goal,

     

    Big Basssa was his response before we had a laugh about it

     

    It was week after Love St and Hearts lost to the sheep I think to end a miserable 2weeks for them

  12. HAMILTONTIM on 29TH MARCH 2020 8:43 PM

     

    Marspapa/Fairhillbhoy

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I frequented The Barleycorn when I stayed in Hamilton. I’d say it was mostly a Hun shop but plenty of Tims drank in it too. I occasionally stopped in at The Buccaneer which I’m sure was owned by an ex Celt, I think it’s now a nursery!

     

     

     

     

     

    HT / BT

     

     

    That was my local . started working for Hamilton District Council in 76.

     

    We threatened to boycott it because BERTIE put up a pint by 2d , it was 28d and putting upto 30 was a no-no:))))

     

     

    His manageress was a hardie wee thing , she sorted out any dafties …..BT will know her as she stays in Blantyre ….Nancy McGlaughlin….Terrifi person .

     

     

    The Barleycorn was managed by a friends mother , another McGlaughlin no relation to Nancy …in fact opposite ends of the religious spectrum

     

     

     

    Love and best wishes as always to you and H xxx.

  13. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Mars papa

     

    Nancy still lives around the corner front m me next to West End Bar..

  14. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    I’m sure Nancy’s niece Geraldine runs or has something to do with the Woodside bar in Hamilton

  15. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Must admit this minimum pricing must making the Scottish government a fortune ££

  16. Marspapa

     

     

    You’re right I think her first name was Margaret. In fairness to her she never stood any of the nonsense from the Huns that frequented it.

     

     

    Love to you, V and the weans! X

  17. BLANTYRETIM IS PRAYING FOR THE KNOX FAMILY on 29TH MARCH 2020 8:47 PM

     

    Marspapa

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jim Lyons has the Tassie for years when we drank in it, the vaults was the time pub around about there if memory serves me right,

     

     

     

     

    peacock was always a Place frequented by upstart orcs

     

     

     

     

     

    BLANTYRETIM IS PRAYING FOR THE KNOX FAMILY on 29TH MARCH 2020 8:47 PM

     

    Marspapa

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jim Lyons has the Tassie for years when we drank in it, the vaults was the time pub around about there if memory serves me right,

     

     

     

     

    peacock was always a Place frequented by upstart orcs

     

     

     

     

    I did work for Jim at his new house Motehill ( a while ago now ) , he also had Hardies Wine bar on the corner at the cop chop .

     

     

     

    Loved nothing better than going into the Peacock with a green T-Shirt on ….jubbly.

  18. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Mars papa

     

    Yeh drank in Hardies when Jim had it too, think I had left social and went to SLC by then

     

     

    Can’t remember, Hic

  19. Yip on the main road , she had a wee pal a plumber ,stayed across the road from her , wee Hughie a lovely guy. Im sure he went to the KSC

     

     

    i Painted her house a good while back , she remembered me and my mum who used to book the staff for the Double j.

     

     

    She also worked in The small world for Mortimer and latterly cleaned the priests house at St Cadocs ..( R.I.P the BARCAMOLE)

  20. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    She also managed Caspers in Tyre

     

    Not sure if before Joe Miller had it or after

  21. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    I thought about Franny last week for no reason whatsoever, maybe it was that thought that brought me back to CQN because you can loose touch so easily

  22. HAMILTONTIM & BLANTYRETIM

     

     

    could you do me a favour , could you look at a post i put up at 11-48, it was my attempt at humour.

     

     

    anyhoo great catchin up ghuys

     

     

    take care ….the quiet times are the worst .

  23. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Page big man

     

     

    As I said I’m working from home so give me a call anytime

  24. LEFTCLICKTIC on 29TH MARCH 2020 10:15 PM

     

    Good night everyone.

     

     

     

     

    Thank you for being here.HH

     

     

    smiley may your left click always click thing

     

     

    Braw

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