I’m sure Ronny Deila is delighted to have the backing of John Harton, now he doesn’t need it. John’s attachment to the club is not in doubt, nor should a new manager want unquestioning support from anyone, but some clubs reach a point when they become unmanageable. Influential voices collaborate with perma-upset media and fans to expose shoots of recovery to a winter frost.
The mea culpa, when it arrives, is often too late.
Save us from the click bait that is suggesting Craig Gordon is a ‘target’ for some or other English club. Derk Boerrigter is interesting Real Madrid, honest, they’ve been watching him with the Development Squad.
I’ve been waiting for weeks on someone to ask the question: if a club accepts money on the condition that the lender has the right to appoint two directors, in the event the club removes those directors, do you reckon that would be a breach of the terms of the loan?
I’d be extremely worried if a well-intentioned, but nonetheless, baying mob chased away the last independent director of my club. Many Germans celebrated the Armistice, thinking a conclusion to hostilities had been agreed. Months later they learned the terms left them bereft of land, defensive capabilities, capital equipment, authority and self-respect. What seemed like an end to the trauma only set in motion far greater horrors.
Our good friends at Magners have offered two premium seat tickets for tomorrow’s game at Celtic Park. To win, email me the name of the team we’re playing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition closes at 5pm tonight. If you would like to help build a school kitchen for 909 hungry kids for Mary’s Meals in Malawi while entering the competition, you can donate £1 here. Thank you.