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. Turkeybhoy


    16:20 on


    11 October, 2014


    lennon’s passion


    16:03 on


    11 October, 2014





    15:36 on 11 October, 2014



    First game against Zombie at paradise will be a sell out.



    I will go further than that.If the huns get back into the SPL next year,there will be a mad rush for SBs.Wont be surprised if we have 45,000,plus sold.All this talk on here about “Never going back”means nothing.There are plenty out there who will snap up your seat.


    If anyone is expecting Celtic to say anything to upset the huns,they are living on a different planet.Better get used to it.


    Unlike Ernie,I will stand by my figures.Just wait and see.





    No way will we sell 45k ST next season. I don’t know for sure how many we have sold this season but it’s well under 40k. I reckon it’s around 35k and a fair proportion of those will be concessions. Also, next season the board will hike up ST prices to compensate for the loss of the CL money this year.

  2. Vmhan,


    Apologies had nipped into the pool, needed a wee cool down :-)



    Anyway, enjoy your night oot, especially with your 2 Bhoys


    I gave away Ghirl No1 last weekend, and when I get back from Holiday, Ghirl No.2 is off the following week, to Australia for a year


    So I’m practicing talking to the Whife again this week and next :-)



    Hail Hail

  3. kdc


    16:37 on


    11 October, 2014


    Will there be the temerity to play flower of Scotland and ‘that’ verse tonight, surely not?





    New version for tonight, “Flower of North Britain”. Either that or Kenny Rogers, “Coward of the County”.

  4. Wmhan, Was ooot for a couple of hours and scrolled back to see your post about Terence MacSwiney, must say it made me smile. MacSwiney and Connolly are my all time heroes. I visit McSwiney & McCurtains graves a couple of times per year. Anyways I’ll attempt to post a link but with my past record at posting links it probably won’t work.






    His soul passed through Ireland.

  5. M6Bhoy – you are right, he didn’t get many games in the Premiership.



    How many would Commons, McGregor, Stokes, Griffiths or Borrigter get?



    How many did Guidetti get? I presume he is rubbish too?

  6. Oh, the 4-2 game


    Just a young Bhoy at the time, but re,ember the Bannockburn Bus, broke down at Stepps bus garage, so it was all aboard any means of transport to get there, even a Polis Van gave 6 of the Bhoys a lift


    Missed the first goal,




    Celebrated from there on in, can’t even remember how we got home


    Doc, as your Auld Da, as I canny mind :-)



    Hail Hail

  7. Whits ………….I was familiar with a Norwegian dancer a good while….you would have taken to her ! braw …..hail hail

  8. The Comfortable Collective on

    jam farts score with 2 minutes to go. I almost let out a wee cheer when I seen that.



    Doctor, doctor!

  9. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jc2, i was surprised nathan left burgh. He a was a regular starter there.



    My son is in the same year as matt at calderglen.



    Westwood, burgh, drumsragard and blantyre yellow are on a different level to the other teams in the league. The drumsragard centre forward has been the best player i have seen so far this season.



    I am one of those who feel very little connection with our club. I dont want the board to spend for the sake of it just some ambition . Their inaction regarding strenghthening the team is a huge mistake as is their arrogant attitude towards the support.

  10. ryecatcher


    16:42 on


    11 October, 2014


    Celtic Plc will welcome back their ‘old firm rivals’ next season.



    Celtic Football Club will NOT do any such thing.



    Keep on Keepin’ on Bhoys





    Is this not the delusional stuff we accuse the zombies of?

  11. ryecatcher


    16:58 on


    11 October, 2014


    M6 Bhoy……






    Sorry for trying irony.



    Hail Hail





    I normally don’t get hooked that easily :-(

  12. Great result for the hoops in Glasgow today.


    St Anthony’s 2 Dunipace 0.



    Good game too…..

  13. saltires en sevilla on

    Wee Gordon has them knocking ball about at pace – bright opening spell



    Tho’ an early sign that central defence going to struggle with high balls as Georgian sticker has won 2 from 2 so far…

  14. hamiltontim



    17:08 on 11 October, 2014


    Newcastle is Green and White.



    Up the Rebels CSC




    Give my love to the three good Celts yir way,you are probably wan o thae uni tunes oot the GB, cyber pint to all amigo ✊

  15. cliftonville celt from belfast on

    Cliftonville 2 – 0 Portadown






    Linfield at Mordor next



    Little Englanders getting a doin in Dublin

  16. Afternoon all,


    Looking at todays results in the best league in world I have a few thoughts. At this moment in the season its too early to call but the Jam Farts will be promoted. It will be a dog fight for second as there will be four clubs fighting for that place but I reckon that they will be dancing on the streets of Raith come the end of the season!


    What are the chances that Scott Brown will get an injury at some point during the Scotland games!! As regards the Tic and Ronny still remaining positive but realise that the team have to start producing. Onwards and upwards.

  17. The comfortable collective


    How are you doing sir? Still awaiting that phone call….sometime next week perhaps?

  18. What is robbie Keane international scoring record and how does it rank him in all time scorers.

  19. Gibraltar was the place I died,


    McCann and Savage were by my side,


    I heard the order so loud and shrill,


    Of Thatchers voice, said shoot to kill.



    So do not stand at my grave,


    I am not there I do not sleep,


    Do not stand and my grave and cry,


    When Ireland lives I do not die.

  20. Scotland v Georgia game pretty poor. Georgia playing like most SPFL clubs who come to Parkhead, the ole 10 men behind the ball. Provan is praising Anderson to the skies. I don’t think he has put in a really decent cross yet.

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