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. Marspapa



    Is that the right time mate?






    I hope you’re well and keeping the family safe and well.

  2. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.



    From the emptied beaches in Melbourne.


    And only two people allowed out together now after the


    idiocy of groups of people running, training, playing in


    public parks etc.




    H.H . Mick

  3. I’ve decided amongst watching a host of Celtic games to watch the Harry Potter films all the way through.



    I know that some of you will call me childish but if you do it to my face I swear to God I’ll turn you into a frog and fly to your house on my Nimbus2000!

  4. MM



    Same here Mick! Someone posted footage of Strathclyde Park today, it was mobbed.

  5. i'vehadtochangemynamebacktojackiemac on

    I gotta ration the news: can’t cope with stupid Tory cnuts not knowing how to talk to people. No major symptoms in our house so far. Long may it continue. Prayers for canamalar and connaire, prayers for the people.

  6. HT: Yes, keeping safe and socially distancing, especially from WITS and his butler😁



    Had a family quiz today via Zoom & Kahoots. Good fun and a nice way to spend the afternoon.



    Great music on TG4 for anyone tuned in now.

  7. Melbourne Mick on

    Anyone heard from BIGYINMILAN?


    Sent him mail but no reply, get in touch Peter if you


    read this.


    H.H . Mick






    MARSPAPA on 29TH MARCH 2020 11:48 AM


    while we have distractions like



    1. Big Peter donating thousands to charity


    2 ,Jobos POTY


    3. CRC Last man standing


    Rangers have secured the successor to Al(frodo) morelos , they’re pinning their hopes


    on this guy , if, if they can raise the funds.







    It gave me a chuckle…..sad i know .

  9. Pardon me if this has already been discussed as I’ve just logged on. A friend messaged me to say that 3 Sevco directors paid £500k each this month to cover wages on condition that King left which he agreed to do. They are supposedly considering administration shortly and the SFA and SPFL are on board and will allow clubs to do this without a penalty of points deduction because of the Coronavirus cris. Has anyone heard anything about this?

  10. Good evening, friends.


    Anyone watching the new Martin Compston drama on BBC1? He managed to get Celtic featuring in 3 separate scenes tonight – a toast after a meal, his nephew’s room (scarf hanging) and least subtly of all he took his dog a walk wearing a Celtic Jersey. Him, not the dog. He is, however, the baddie…

  11. Melbourne Mick on




    Dont you think he looks like wee Nacho wi curls?


    H.H . Mick

  12. MELBOURNE MICK on 29TH MARCH 2020 11:21 PM









    Dont you think he looks like wee Nacho wi curls?





    H.H . Mick







    when he did his wee swagger , i thought of The cannonball kid for some reason lol

  13. Melbourne Mick on




    I’ve watched the lisbon final so many times now, but Seville


    no, never again, my biggest disappointment in football ever.


    H.H . Mick

  14. Is it wrong to get as much satisfaction from watching the likes of Dundee United and Hibs beat Sevco as I do from watching them lose to us?

  15. ALMORE



    Look forward to a beer or two in the Kerrydale pal , don’t mention to WITS , he’s very condescending to the waiters , dont know how his butler puts up with his shite .

  16. GG


    I watched Dundee Utd beat them 3-1 earlier,


    all 3 scorers went on to play for Celtic.

  17. Travelling bhoy …



    thank you for that braw Glasgow song last night ..



    an Irish lass with a braw accent…what could be brawer…



    smiley hope this finds you and yours well my friend,take care thing






    weigh in ….na ….no yet …mony a luggie to piss intae …hahahahahaha

  18. THE questionnaires , the jokes fae Bada / others , some of the ol school posting have been much appreciated .


    Keep up the good work Goodnight one n all .

  19. Neustadt-Braw on

    a wee tester ……….



    awfy braw



    smiley may Erin,s lights guide the wee man heart thing




  20. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    NEUSTADT-BRAW on 30TH MARCH 2020 1:37 AM



    smiley may Erin,s lights guide the wee man heart






    A very good distraction for him right now – absolutely !



    Right – that’s us cracked the YouTube file uploading.



    If work allows (which I doubt), we might get round to a live CQN mini-sesh at some point this week – certainly by Friday. Maybe not McGrandles – but better looking :-))



    HH pal



  21. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Big day tomorrow fighting the good fight – night all.




  22. Had a wee run down the interstate last week and was happy to see the supply chain in action as the food trucks for various supermarkets were in transit.


    So we had applause for the NHS, how can we acknowledge the work done by truckers?


    Would the following action catch on or be misinterpreted?



  23. Hamilton Tim,marspapa,BT



    The Barleycorn.A friend of mine at the time had that pub.i think roundabout 86ish.He was part of the Wiseman milk family and they were diversifying into pubs,


    I recall being out in it,my first time being out that way.we were held up in traffic due to what I thought was traffic…..next thing I See 2 old Erin flags and a tricolour coming into view.i smiled.first time I seen a hibswalk in Scotland.we cut into the pub,which was still to open and all passed.


    HT regards to Minx.hugs


    Marspapa thanks for reminding me/us of the


    Celtic man that was the Barcamole,rip Franny



    “Takes me back to penilee” he had a song bout drinking,going to see Celtic and coming home to The tune of Dean Martin’s ‘little ol wine drinker me 😊😊






    Thanks Celts for being here.




  24. I see Boris on stating that reaction to Covid19


    proves Society exists….pity the ideology of the individual being prime has been in place since 1979 and in fiscal terms since imf imposed


    structural readjustment in 1976.


    We never seem to learn.we must from recent history.





    I see Neil was reminiscing about the 2011 game against Killie (3:3) when he came close to being sacked. He said the turn around was triggered by reading the riot act at half time






    The riot act in the dressing room was a picnic compared to the half time riot on CQN.



    Myself and James Forrest were at it ding dong and we weren’t alone.



    James and I subsequently kissed and made up. (metaphorically of course)

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