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. cowiebhoy



    17:04 on 11 October, 2014



    And they played a big part in a good game.



    Dunipace will be heading back to Denny wondering how they missed (keeper saved) so many chances, especially as the Ants played 80 minutes with 10 men.

  2. Snake Plissken on

    Scotland finding it hard against Georgia.



    It was going to take something like that goal.



    Ireland have a gimme tonight. Poland pumped Gibraltar as well. To be expected.



    Poland and Germany will be a big indication of the future in the group.

  3. Snake was it your good self I listened to on home boys todY.



    If aye no one is buying into Ronnie vision are they.

  4. Go on Bonnie Scotland…..looking good



    Hard lines Broonie



    Bring on that Irish lot

  5. cliftonville celt from belfast on




    17:38 on 11 October, 2014


    Rat face missed a sitter





  6. Half Time Dublin Rep of Ireland 3 nil ahead. Got 3 in 17 minutes but since then pace has dropped and Gibraltar have even had a bit of possession. Ireland still dominating of course but just going through the motions.

  7. Off to Kraków the morra anyone know of any Scottish boozers in the village showing the game from Warsaw on Tuesday night

  8. cliftonville celt from belfast on




    Expect us to pick up the pace in 2nd half and the little Englanders will tire



    Think goal difference might come into play to settle this group

  9. Snake Plissken on




    Irish MBassy likely to show it.



    Cannot remember any Scottish pubs in Krakow

  10. lennon's passion on

    See if it was to happen(it won’t)thousands wouldn’t go to Celtic when rangers are there. Plc would just sell a bigger allocation to zombies.


    Plc would go a long way of uniting the club if they told anyone who would listen rangers are a new club. Will they will they Feck.

  11. lennon’s passion @ 17:44 on 11 October, 2014



    Yes, West Region Central District Division One.



    Blood and snotters. Great afternoon out for 4 quid.



    The Ants have provided 60 players to us in the past including Bobby Evans.



    Harry Haddock of Clyde played for and managed the Ants. I always thought he was fishy ;-)

  12. lennon’s passion



    17:51 on 11 October, 2014



    Can you not make up your own mind on that. Do you need the club and media to tell you? ?

  13. Snake Plissken on




    Been a while since I was there.



    Not sure when I’ll next visit.



    Will bear it in mind next time I am there.

  14. lennon's passion on

    tom molach



    17:53 on 11 October, 2014



    Cheers. The wife’s uncle takes a lot to do with Dunipace.

  15. Lennon’s Passion



    If Celtic said TRFC were a new club how many assaulted innocent Celtic supporters would it take before you thought silence on what is a no win situation anyway is perhaps the only policy that makes sense?



    It’s never going to happen for safety reasons.

  16. Sky bumming up Naismith for his runs off the ball.



    Obviously not watching his touch when on it.

  17. lennon's passion on




    17:54 on 11 October, 2014



    Not me who said they wouldn’t be back. I know 100% they are a new club and don’t need anyone to tell me. Just saying the board could get a lot of support back fighting the truth,but they won’t.

  18. johann murdoch on

    Our so called scouts really missed a tick with Robertson – they probably could have walked to his house to sign him!!


    ( maybe not enough air miles for them ) they really should be held to account for some of the complete and utter mince we have signed and paid good wages to these last few years

  19. cliftonville celt from belfast on




    17:52 on 11 October, 2014



    Dunno mate just have a bit of a feeling we need to fill our boots


    As we are doing 4-0 Ireland McClean



    I fancy the return game in the Algarve next September ………. along with half of Belfast !!!!

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