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How not to stage a flashmob protest

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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.

Africa

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. Why are we still carrying a 40 man first team squad? 24 tops and supplement from youth if injury problems

  2. the_huddle

     

     

    20:31 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    Meant to ask, when do you envisage the change ?

     

    Only asking, in a genuine way,

     

    Like Johann, I am struggling to see this in the short to medium term ?

     

     

    Hail Hail

  3. Cowiebhoy

     

     

    20:42 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    the_huddle

     

     

    20:31 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    Can I suggest the money made on player sales, of those 4 alone you have mentioned, as more than been wasted on a plethora of duds, in the same time period, this does include their salaries and pay offs ?

     

    Let’s start with from last season, Balde, Pukki, Boerigter, how much has been wasted on them ?, do you want me to do the previous season ? Or one prior to that ?

     

     

    My view, for the money we offer and do spend, we should be doing Much Much better.

     

    Get John Park ooot the door ASAP

     

    Hail Hail

     

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    So do we spend all the money we make or don’t we? The criticism on here is that the PLC is pocketing all the profits and not investing in the team, now they are being criticised for spending the money on duds. At least that’s being acknowledged now.

     

     

    We could sell tomorrow Izzy, Gordon, Efe and VVD for a profit.

     

     

    Obviously we are going to make mistakes, doubt any club is perfect be surprised if any club gets half their signings right.

  4. Oh another thing, whilst I’m on

     

     

    Who ever identified Amido Balde as a Celtic player should never ever be allowed any involvement in Celtic again

     

    Same goes for whoever seen Bangura as Celtic class

     

     

    Shocking waste of money from a frugal Celtic

     

     

    Hail Hail

  5. M6bhoy

     

     

    It might be all very well for Celtic to take a decision for commercial reasons but if the price is violence ( and that cannot be ruled out) and some innocent pays it, do you really think Celtic would get full support from our support and for what?

     

     

    Nothing but a GIRUY.

     

     

    We are better than that. Well I like to think we are.

     

     

    What happens after Res12 depends on what it reveals officially. It might present Scottish football with a problem and that is a bridge to cross when it comes to it.

  6. Cowiebhoy

     

     

    20:47 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    the_huddle

     

     

    20:31 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    Meant to ask, when do you envisage the change ?

     

    Only asking, in a genuine way,

     

    Like Johann, I am struggling to see this in the short to medium term ?

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

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    Hopefully soon, I wouldn’t have a clue when it will happen but we battered Hamilton so I’d imagine those chances will be put away soon.

     

     

    We have better players than the other teams in the league so we will start winning, that’s how these things usually work.

  7. the_huddle

     

     

    I am not criticising Celtic for what is spent, it is those whoever is identifying and authorising the spend

     

    “My view, for the money we offer and do spend, we should be doing Much Much better”

     

     

    Some of the players we have signed have a horrendous touch, poor movement etc, I could go on, but you will hopefully accept the point

     

     

    Thanks for the points though, be summoned again to the pool :-)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  8. Moonbeams

     

    You know me amigo.

     

    Cannae miss an opportunity to

     

    wave the old Red flag.

     

    HH

  9. This summer we could have signed Anya for the left wing position, we brought in Tonev & Wakaso on loan.

     

    We could have signed May for £800k, we signed Scepovic for £2m. Better still we could have kept Watt and/or play Griffiths.

     

    Last summer we could have signed Russell for £700k, we signed Balde for double that and Pukki for treble.

     

    When interviewed just after he was appointed JC. Said the manager was looking to sign the best of the young Scottish talent available. We’ve signed none.

     

    The manager said he didn’t like loan signings. We’ve signed 5.

     

    The signing policy is flawed from a footballing perspective, but every nugget we find (Victor, FF, Hooper and Ki, VVD to follow), keeps DD/PL happy.

  10. lennon's passion on

    auldheid

     

     

    20:51 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    It’s not a GIRFUY it’s about the truth. Got to stand up to bullys.

  11. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    The huddle

     

    Do we spend the money wisely, or should we give our board the money to themselves ?

     

     

    Someone posted on here about buying shares in 94 to stop the likes of the Kellys and Whites bleeding us dry..

     

     

    what has changed in 20 years, kelly white become lawell and Desmond

  12. Gary 67..

     

    Collins said this…Deila said that…what does that tell you…tells me that they have no say in the matter…

  13. gary67

     

     

    We have signed plenty of “nuggets” the past few years :-)

     

    Cost us a fortune as well

     

     

    I need to hit the pool now ( she said)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  14. Gary67

     

     

    20:59 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    This summer we could have signed Anya for the left wing position, we brought in Tonev & Wakaso on loan.

     

    We could have signed May for £800k, we signed Scepovic for £2m. Better still we could have kept Watt and/or play Griffiths.

     

    Last summer we could have signed Russell for £700k, we signed Balde for double that and Pukki for treble.

     

    When interviewed just after he was appointed JC. Said the manager was looking to sign the best of the young Scottish talent available. We’ve signed none.

     

    The manager said he didn’t like loan signings. We’ve signed 5.

     

    The signing policy is flawed from a footballing perspective, but every nugget we find (Victor, FF, Hooper and Ki, VVD to follow), keeps DD/PL happy.

     

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    3 years ago how did you think our club was run? Personally I thought it was the poster child for small league clubs. I don’t think we are doing anything different now to what we were doing 3 years ago.

  15. bgx

     

     

    21:02 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    RD said he’d never seen Tonev play. They don’t have any say.

  16. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family

     

     

    21:01 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    The huddle

     

    Do we spend the money wisely, or should we give our board the money to themselves ?

     

     

    Someone posted on here about buying shares in 94 to stop the likes of the Kellys and Whites bleeding us dry..

     

     

    what has changed in 20 years, kelly white become lawell and Desmond

     

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    So is DD PLC bleeding us dry or are they wasting all the money? The criticism seems to swing from the PLC are pocketing the money to the PLC are wasting the money.

     

     

    Do you think the club is being run any different than 3 years ago?

  17. the_huddle

     

     

    21:04 on 11 October, 2014

     

     

    3 years ago I was of the same opinion as I am now. We should be giving own youngsters more of an opportunity to play in the first team (what’s the point in a youth set up that wins trophy after trophy if next to none of them get a first team chance) and cherry pick the best of the rest on our league. The biggest and best club in most leagues around the world do that.

     

     

    Too many projects, too many cheap punts from abroad, too many loanees. We don’t have a transfer strategy, we have an ego trip for a couple of individuals.

  18. ryecatcher

     

     

    18:27 on 11 October, 2014

     

    Lot of Naismith is rubbish stuff on here….I’m not watching the game so can’t see how badly he is playing….

     

     

    Still would walk into the Celtic team as a first pick every week….I’ve watched him play a few times this year……..better than anyone we have at the minute, unfortunately.

     

     

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

     

     

    Ps Billy McNeill and Willie Mcstay just brought in the European Cup. Celtic, the first non Latin team to win it.

  19. the glorious balance sheet on

    Amido Balde was the work of our most prolific “scout”, Israeli agent Dudu Dahan, who has brought Kayal, Gershon, Bitton, Ambrose and Balde to Celtic since 2010.

     

     

    Dahan is quite active in Belgium now so I fully expect to see us sign some players from that league in the future.

  20. Gary67.

     

    I agree when we brought Ronny in I thought that would be part of masterplan.

     

    Instead we bring in journeymen and loanees.

     

    Confused Csc.com

  21. At the next AGM i don’t want to hear about financial statements.

     

    i want to hear about what Celtic stands for.

     

    See BRTHs post earlier today.

     

    HH

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