Don’t bet, tardy payers and immersed in our culture


Quick question for you.  Which Scottish team has won their last four home games, scoring 13 goals in the process?  St Mirren are on a run of form at home.  One of those wins was against Second Division opposition, but remember, this season, Second Division teams are on a par with AC Milan in the early 90s.

Ross County scored four at St Mirren Park but St Mirren scored five, while Hearts were despatched 2-0.  This is a team with good home form who kept their squad in place over the international break.  My best advice to you is to avoid betting on this one.

Many clubs have trouble paying their bills but the problem with Hearts and their regular tardiness when it comes to wages, evident again this month, appears to be different.  Hearts cash balances will have peaked weeks, possibly months, ago.  From now on they will be eating into ‘reserves’, or more likely, accruing additional debt at their owner’s bank.  The club have been here many times before and Vlad has dipped into the equivalent of his commercial pocket to avoid an insolvency event but I’ve always found it curious why he didn’t do so on time.  It’s not as though anyone can be surprised pay day is coming.

As such, there appears to be a degree of control over late payment.  The money is always provided but not before pain is passed down from owner to earners, which is a bit curious.

For all his faults, and they are many, Romanov and other shareholders in Ukio Bankas have ‘invested’ countless millions in Hearts, money they are unlikely to get back with the residential property market so depressed.  They have also not exposed the club to outrageous fortune – the overwhelming majority of debt is owed to the bank itself, balances at HMRC and other creditors are low, and they pay their football debts.  This means that if Hearts go into administration, the route back through a CVA would be clear.  The only serious losers would be staff made redundant, while Ukio would face a write-off, perhaps already acknowledged internally.

I was surprised at the news Danny McGrain was appointed first team coach yesterday but also delighted.  Danny’s was not a name mentioned for the position when Alan Thompson left the club but he is immersed in the fabric and culture of our club.  ‘In the days of changing ways’ a strong thread of continuity is an invaluable asset in ensuring the new generations acquire the important elements of our identity.

We are a club in touch with all that is important.

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  1. ernie.





    ( Trying to keep the response short ,so that I do not defeat my stated aim of moving on.)

  2. I think having Danny in there with the Bhoys is great business – a true gent and a true legend. Well done the board!

  3. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Complete tripe … You are smearing for the sake of smearing.



    Light on detail … Very light and high on supposition



    You and I both know that its a rule for us and none for them.



    Georgie porgy pudding and pie.



    I reckon thats going to stick.



    And you fully deserve it.




  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    An English country Garden … The Barron knights LMFAO



    Lets talk Manchester riots ?



    Who is up for it ?




  5. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo



    15:07 on 19 October, 2012



    And the others who have heard the songs?



    Are they liars too?



    You want detail?



    If Paul 67 agrees to me posting what I remember of the lyrics I will.



    Is that what you want by way of detail?

  6. The Bhoy With The Popeye Tattoo on

    Celtic First – many thanks!



    Posted this near end of last thread. Hope no one minds me posting it again. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again in advance.







    Good morning Gents/ladies, it’s a long time since I posted [posted under VinBhoyTim previously] but I am a serial lurker, addicted to CQN, and once again, I’d like to thank you all for your excellent posts and information. As I said before, I’m at sea, [offshore China at the moment] and normally, this is my only way of getting proper Celtic minded views and updates of matches, etc. CQN is a lifeline for all matters Celtic to me, as our internet link via satellite is really slow [slower than dial-up internet days], so not possible for live feeds, or C67, etc.


    I have a small problem and I was wondering if anyone on here could help or advise me. I was originally due home on 15th November, and before I came away on this trip, I booked for myself, my oldest daughter and oldest son to go on the Thomas Cook day-trip to Lisbon for the Benfica game on the 20th November. Unfortunately, my back-to-back has resigned from the company and I am now not going to get home till the first or second week in December [Hopefully I’ll be home in time for Moscow on 5th]. Although the booking is not yet confirmed – Thomas Cook informed me the trips wouldn’t be confirmed till after the Barcelona game, I sent an e-mail asking them if they could please change my name to my wife’s name so as she could accompany the weans on the trip in place of myself. They replied telling me that this could be done as long as she had a season card in her name and I sent them her Client Code… but she hasn’t, she uses mine to take the weans to CP [three out of the four of them have season cards] when I’m away working.


    Does anybody know or can anybody think of any way around this? She’s going to go to the ticket office on Monday to try and sort it, but this seems a bit ridged to say the least! I’d be very disappointed if Celtic could not accommodate us with regards this matter, but not as disappointed as my son or daughter, who have already told all their pals that they are going to Lisbon. Any advise would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  7. Time for a new cyber argument guys this one is serving Leggo well as someone said earlier.



    Lets move on eh?

  8. kitalba



    15:07 on


    19 October, 2012





    Can you remember the words to that song?



    Yes. Unfortunately.

  9. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Read my initial post requesting information and come back and tell me what you do not comprehend fully ?




  10. South Of Tunis on

    ernie lynch——–



    It would be stupid of me to claim that no Celtic supporter has ever said anything inappropriate about the Ibrox disaster . I don’t . I do claim that I have never heard anything / anywhere /anytime .



    Getting ready to fly to Rome and then Barcelona . If I hear anything relating to the Ibrox disaster —– I’ll post it on the blog .

  11. StumptownBhoy-(ex-SanDiegoBhoy)For_wee_Oscar on

    So. We have four games over the next ten days. Opportunities beckon for the entire squad.



    If Broony is out, it’s Vic and Efe inter-changing in the middle for me. Big Rogne joins Kelvin at the back. Joe on the left, with Chico at LB to allow Izzy to rest. Ask Miku to fill Kris’s role to give him time to get over his niggle. Hooper and Lassad up front, with Tony coming on later.

  12. Mort


    15:07 on 19 October, 2012 ………….



    Thank you……….That’s great and a new to me; will retain the calendar info and try/search again when time permits. Cheers.



    Regards & Hail Hail



  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Ernie Porgy pudding and pie,



    You should also read my reply to jc2



    Honestly if you are incapable of following the thread today why bother ?




  14. Ernie


    Maybe leave the posting fella, if anyone wants the words fir whatever reason then swop emails and do it in private mate,



  15. StumptownBhoy-(ex-SanDiegoBhoy)For_wee_Oscar on

    I left out the goal scoring, enigmatic Mr Lustig out at RB.

  16. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo



    15:15 on 19 October, 2012



    I don’t pay much attention to your posts as they’re mostly gibberish.



    Are you claiming that the other posters who have heard the songs are liars?



    Or is it just me?

  17. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    ernie lynch



    12:28 on


    19 October, 2012



    Spot on…….

  18. TheBarcaMole



    No problem. Have a play around with it. There may be links to other posts on there as well which might help you find what you want.




  19. Che,



    I agree, we should move on. It is important, however, that we don’t allow anybody – so-called journalist, supposed Celtic supporter, or fan of another club – to accuse our support of wrongdoing. That is not to say that no individual has ever made any form of statement that they should not, but we cannot allow our entire support to be castigated unfairly.



    I think that our willingness to challenge wrongs, even from among our own, is part of our collective identity. It may even explain why we still have a club to support.




  20. Che



    15:15 on 19 October, 2012



    Paul 67 is never going to agree to me posting the lyrics.



    I was merely trying to point out the ridiculousness of the halfwit demanding proof.

  21. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Ernie porgy pudding and pie



    If you cannot read English which I suspect you can. Then yes I am calling you a liar.



    Sorry for my jibberish .. that will be due to my hormones.



    Your jibberish is probably due to a severe lack of hormonial activity.




  22. Mort:



    Ya dancer. I never knew about that ability to go back.



    By the way, moved my picture (thank you) to a new wall.

  23. Stevebhoy


    Absolutely correct, but were going around in circles here with no end in sight, Mr Lawell or Representatives of The Club have an opportunity here to take the individual to task?



  24. Just like to concur with some of the lads on here in regard to not hearing any songs about the Ibrox Disaster. I attended the game for the Ibrox Disaster if my mind serves me well it was a Celtic/Rangers select against Manchester United. Whatever I do remember watching Bobby Charlton at the game. And as for the Dalek thing, never heard that before either.

  25. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo



    15:22 on 19 October, 2012



    And the other who have heard the songs?



    Are they liars too?



    Or is it just me who is lying?

  26. Che.



    Correct. But one or two on here might not support our Board in that. One or two seem to criticise our club, officials and supporters on a regular basis.




  27. ernie



    Please do not post the lyrics.



    I would not be able to recall what they were and have suppressed any memory I had from the few occasions I have heard it attempted. I have never been anywhere among Celtic fans where the song lasted more than a few lines anyway.



    I think we have established that our support contains some bad elements and callous youths. There has never been widespread offensive singing and chanting at CP or away games but we have let ourselves down, on occasion.



    There is no point in being hairshirt about this but we do need to acknowledge our failings and move on.



    Anybody know how Paul George is getting on with recovery from injury?

  28. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    When did you last F her would be at the roof of todays bet I am willing to bet




  29. kit



    Hope it is pride of place. Mine is still in the living room on the main wall. The wee man is fascinated by it. His ma says its just the colours he likes but I know different.




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