St Mirren are the whipping boys of Scottish football right now. The only points they’ve picked up in two months came in a win over mid-table free-wheeling Hamilton, leaving them four points adrift at the bottom of the pile. They are in as bad a shape as then-bottom Ross County were when they visited Celtic Park for the last game of 2014 and left with a well-deserved point. The reality is, if Celtic are running at 95% capacity they will struggle against anyone.
You and me are well beyond the stage that we are surprised that fantasists telling fantastic tales go largely unchallenged by their fanatics followers. It used to bother us, now we know what damage it does, it only adds sugar to the pie.
Sure, the 40 registered nomads in the UK all baulked at overseeing a company with a new, fit and proper board, who have a sound seven year plan to achieve enormous success. The nomads blamed the iniquities of the old board (who worked successfully with a nomad until it became evident who was going to replace them) for their refusal to work with the new board.
Crazy nomads work with lunatics, but as soon as good management move in, they realise what a bad idea it was to work with lunatics, then ditch the good management. It’s irrational, I know, but nomads are always out of their faces on God knows what. This happens all the time.
This is not Pyongyang, nor Moscow. You are living in one of the few places in Western Europe with so little oversight and scrutiny that people get away with this nonsense.
Mr King and Mr P Murray want to act as directors in a regulated public company which is a phoenix of a liquidated business they were directors of. Faced with this proposition, Mr King’s Glib and Shameless past is irrelevant.
The way forward for newco is simple. Appoint a board of experienced professionals, recognised in their fields. Allow those tainted by liquidations or criminal convictions to invest their cash and sit on the football club board, leaving the regulated company free to conduct its business in a proper way. Why they don’t do this is the most fascinating subplot of all.
Oldco was driven into liquidation by a combination of some rudimentary charm and the biggest ego in Edinburgh. My hunch is that newco is has found a leader equally adept at charming the media, but with perhaps a larger-still ego. Ego-zilla, if you like.
Why are they all falling for this? Are they really that stupid?
I was blown away by the response to yesterday’s article. Thank you to everyone who bid on the St Andrews’ Open Golf Hospitality auction. And thank you to a couple of people who decided to anonymously put £2000 towards our school kitchen appeal. We have some incredible people in our midst.
The auction runs until next week, so fill your boots:
All day Hospitality for 4 based at the Eden Mill Distillery for the Open Golf Championship at St Andrews on any day to suit from 16 to 19 July 2015. Auction in aid of the Celtic Quick News (CQN) appeal to build a fourth school kitchen in Malawi for Mary’s Meals.
Shuttle transport for the five minute journey to and from the golf course as needed
Beer, Gin and Whisky tastings throughout the day with the master distiller.
The chance to create a unique CQN single malt whisky cask worth potentially £5000 for future CQN charities.
A bottle of this very special single malt whisky to commemorate the great day when it is bottled in several years.
Eden Mill is Scotland’s newest and most innovative distillery and brewery incorporated in February 2012!
Located just 2 miles from the famous Old Course itself it provides a perfect base for hospitality for yourself and 3 friends on a day of your choosing at the forthcoming open golf championship on July 16th to 19th.
But this is so much more than just a day’s hospitality at the home of golf. Before taking to the course to watch the you will enjoy a breakfast roll or two and discuss your perfect single malt whisky with the master distiller.
Whilst you and your friends are enjoying the golf he will seek to surpass your favourite whisky by using the best barley to create the right wash and recommending the right type of barrels for our very own unique CQN 1/4 cask of single malt. A cask which will mature and provide over £5000 of future funding for our charities in a few years time.
You will return to the distillery by shuttle bus for lunch and an optional beer tasting and then for afternoon tea with a tutored gin and whisky tasting with the owner capping off a memorable, unique and very special day for your group and for CQN.
Have a good, Good Friday.