How not to stage a flashmob protest


If you’re going to stage a protest it’s better to make sure that it registers where it counts.  Turning up at a Sports Direct till with a pile of tracksuits, then only offering £1 for their purchase, might echo the transaction Mike Ashley completed for the naming rights of Ibrox, but if the tycoon even gets to hear about the so-called flashmob protest he’s likely to pity the forsaken attempt to undermine him.

Ashley has invested around a couple of million in Newco Rangers but it’s pin money for him, which he can easily afford to gamble with.  He is also not afflicted with any emotional attachment to Newco, or pretty much anything else, it seems.  In short, this is a guy ‘Rangers’ fans can’t lay a glove on.  They would be far better to figure this out and start to deal with the reality than provoke an unwelcome response.

Neither Ashley nor the Easdale brothers strike me as people who will be easily cowed or bullied into forgoing the rights they have purchased, while others, including thousands of fans, kept their hands in their pockets.  The many genuine fans who are distraught at the humiliating mess Newco has become have been led up the garden path by would-be sages.


The world is paying a little more attention than usual to the many problems in Africa at the moment but I heard one authoritative voice last week suggest that ebloa is only around the third or fourth most severe problem the continent faces.

But, things are getting better in large swathes of the continent, thanks to improving governance in some areas, better infrastructure, more widely available healthcare, and more children, especially girls, given access to education.

20 people from Celtic Foundation are in Malawi building classrooms and toilets at the moment, while CQN’ers built three school kitchens there this year (more on the soon), but sometimes these many parallel developments conflict.

One such occasion is the John Bande Foundation School in Blantyre, Malawi, which through Mary’s Meals is supported by the Noreen Davies Hikers & Bikers, a group of people from Lanarkshire and Glasgow.  The Hikers and Bikers support a feeding programme at the school, which makes it possible for kids to attempt the school, instead of working for food.  It’s a mature project but the recent building of a motorway right on the edge of the school property has made the building dangerous; learning and feeding is no longer possible.

The Noreen Davies people are raising money to erect three new buildings.  You can read more of the story here, with pictures of the school and road.  If you can give them a £1 or two, do so here.

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  1. G64



    Pedro told the world in his last interview that we miss them so much, to the tune of 10 mill a season if I am not mistaken.



    And some on here think they are going to tell the truth re thems.



    Never happen as long as the suits take a breath.




  2. bognorbhoy oscar in my thoughts on

    !!Bada Bing!!



    im what some call a tourist tim..



    i will be there for killie game tickets are bogof..



    now i have to plan my attendance way in advance.. days of ,flights.ticket price all



    have to be factored in to the trip so 2 for 1 does me a favour .( bognor hoops goes free)



    but are season book holders allowed to take a friend as they have paid their money



    up front ? if not poor PR again ..upset your core support ,prices for football are



    way to high . Bognor Regis Town £ 9 a ticket…Ryman premier.. Celtic £29…



    EPL..north of £ 40 a ticket

  3. bankiebhoy1




    21:47 on 11 October, 2014




    Low out!




    Good night all


    Magic catching up with some top Bhoys today(too many to mention) and meeting some new faces Lilys granpa & IGC to name a couple,



    highlight of my day was catching up with the new Travellerbhoy :))) and his good lady a braw couple .


    Gordon64 yer a gent among gents.



    The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends



  4. pedrocaravanachio67 on



    And some of you chose to engage with this daftie?’






    Spot on.



    Shipped up at the hootenanny with mrs PC67 for a couple, shame u wurnie there, however met some new and old faces….


    In order of appearance :


    Lennybhoy ( my name is not joe :-) )




    Tsoal ( sorry never spent any time with ya )




    The Don……Bmcuwp






    Roy croppie ( real legend )




    Voguepunter ( briefly & sober!!! )


    16 roads


    2 lurkers : get posting ya bams :


    Big john & brad


    And last but not least PFAyr, was good to shake yer hand and have a wee chat……a new chapter?



    If I’ve missed anyone….sorry.


    Only there for 2 hours but fantastic.


    HH PC67

  5. Gordon64


    What are we to do ?


    Keep the faith as CQNs answer to Google Lennybhoy would say:)))


    Tell yer big mucker he was sorely missed.

  6. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    good to hear travellerbhoy and his good lady are making a good go of it…

  7. It should be made a rule that Celtic always


    play 2 strikers.


    Ergo we need 4 midfield players.


    Celtic should play 4 4 2.


    It is a natural law.

  8. pedrocaravanachio67 on




    Forgot Ritchie & philbhoy & jamesgang…..bloody hell how the hell could I forget jamesgang he’s about 8ft ffs.


    and the handsomest dude on the planet.




  9. Storyville on Shin Bet…mm would be amazed if Brit tv showed anything Really untoward against America’s attack dog in the middle east…

  10. pedrocaravanachio67



    I forget jamesgang he’s about 8ft ffs.


    and looks about 25



  11. Lefty


    Great meeting you again amigo.


    Your presence always helps give me balance


    in this crazy world.



  12. “Low has ripped the heart out of this fusbalmanschaft


    his high-minded tactics and stuff abooot…………. diets and fitness…..


    ….I’m no buyin’ another hun tap till he’s oot and……


    ………*wait for it*……


    …….Berie Vogts is in!



    That’s ma dinner ready………



    Oh aye.



    Every Blog Needs A Trumpet.

  13. Blantyre Tim


    First, I hope you are on road to recovery



    I saw your comment earlier about what has changed since Kelly’s / Whites


    IMHO , not a lot


    – we have a good stadium, but having been to a few Euro and US stadiums, where catering is years ahead, there is a train station at stadium etc, our stadium is no more than 7.5 /10



    – are we competitive in Europe ? Yes , we have improved from days under Liam Brady, but, at best we flirt with success



    – do fans have more control ? Arguably we have less. Under Kelly’s and Whites the average fan had no shares and no say. Now we have shares, but the influence of DD and his proxy shares renders their vale as “purely emotional”



    – do we have more home grown talent ? Absolutely not.


    20 years ago we had McStay, Grant, etc. and our typiically line up had 4/5 home grown guys . Now we are lucky with 1.


    Personally , I think we should dump our Academy below age 19, keep it as community, and poach best of Scottish talent at 19-21



    I could go on.


    But, in saying all that, I still support the hoops, through and through.

  14. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Seems like I missed another great day/night.



    bundoranbhoy just posted a couple of pics from the ongoing swally…on his fb page..

  15. Tricoloured Ribbon on



    You list posters at the hootenanny in order of APPEARANCE,


    Fair play to ye buddy,


    I can hardly remember what pub I was in the last time..;-)

  16. Tricoloured Ribbon on



    Good to see you are home and recovering.


    Take care pal.Are ye allowed a swally? ;-)

  17. Clashcitybhoy- sadly I agree with your comment about abandoning talent pre 19 s – would be better to buy young spl experienced talent hh

  18. Clashcityboy….there is an arguement for dumping the academy and as the Biggest club in the country buying the best from the smaller clubs…could it be worse than buying Balde.etc…

  19. Gordon


    Lustig, Denayer, VVD, Izzy


    Brown, Henderson, Biton, Johansen







    Win the midfield and games, get confidence into the team, then introduce some changes, ie, 3 in midfield and a winger



    Hail Hail



    Interesting from all the teams I have seen posted in last few weeks, none have included Callum McGregor ?

  20. pedrocaravanachio67 on




    Just missed u….had just been talking to Anne about u aswell…..


    She’s never met a real gentleman before…..definitely the next time.


    HH PC67

  21. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    antibiotics are giving me severe heartburn so can’t take much drink…



    had couple of pints today but killing me now…

  22. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    Tricoloured ribbon



    2 things



    1st : I was with my missus



    2nd : I ain’t ma brother.




  23. Tricoloured Ribbon on




    22:08 on 11 October, 2014


    It should be made a rule that Celtic always


    play 2 strikers.


    Ergo we need 4 midfield players.


    Celtic should play 4 4 2.


    It is a natural law.




    Guidetti and Griffiths should be the strikers at Dingwall Gordon,


    Stokes should be dropped.


    I doubt we will see it though.


    He is determined to persist with this two in the middle.

  24. BT


    If there is a better Celtic supporter than TBJ


    i’d like to meet them.


    TBJ is a class act.

  25. Back in the room muchachos:



    Just seen the Terry Christian show in Thornton Cleveleys and it’s a belter, not really for my mam or friends who are priests but that’s just my opinion and everyone will have their own view.


    The second half was a question and answer, he would have voted yes just for the hell of it was the reply ✊




  26. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    tbj is a law unto himself and a man I’m proud to call a friend…

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