Media placeholders ahead of more foreboding news


I have lost track of who each of the newspapers back in the battle over the bones of Newco.  Have the Record always been so critical of Dave King or is this a new phenomenon?  Yesterday’s piece in that ‘paper, which left responsibility for Newco’s plight at the door of chairman King, read like a placeholder ahead of more foreboding news.

You and I knew how King’s tenure would play out.  We rooted for him as he rallied fans and all pliable outlets to subvert the club into a position he would be able to buy a controlling interest. We want him to stay forever (which in a corporate sense may not be that long).

Now the future is writ so large even those previously sceptical can see it.  Towards the end of next month the Scottish Cup semi-finals will take place and season book renewal forms will arrive across the country.  A similar scenario convinced the Easdales to give up the fight three years ago; ultimately, they were pragmatic.  From what we know about King, I don’t expect a similar abdication.  He will stay until it is impossible for him to do otherwise, irrespective of the best interests of the club.

Which is a good thing.  His team is so much fun to watch.

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  1. CRC


    I just dropped him a message to tell him, I’m picky no him up, and dropping him off with big AnTearmann


    On a serious note, his health is much more important


    PS – told him I still think McGregor is a wasted jersey in our team


    Not telling you his response :-)))))

  2. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on




    Nearly met you at the quiz night for the famine memorial in the squirrel but you said you didn’t hang about too long



    Lucky you

  3. Lionroars67.



    hoopy birthday Billy and get well soon …..



    smiles are the brawest medicine … have a load from us here on CQN…




  4. HAMILTONTIM on 20TH MARCH 2018 9:31 PM


    Cheers C, just sent Billy Bhoy a wee message…I always take great pleasure by shouting on him….awrite Billy Bhoy, especially when I know how much of a fenian that he is…:)


    Happy to report he’s alive as he just replied.


    Happy Hoopy Birthday Lionsroar67… get well soon mate…


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  5. Had to laugh at the choices for new manager over at Rangers media.


    If they can’t get Clarke then Jack Ross. Ha ha



    Let’s just say he can’t stand any of the two clubs who played out of Ibrox and is way too smart imo.

  6. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    Just catching up from pre ko time Sunday so a long read.


    Must say the blog has been at its best.(God knows how good it would have been if we had won) and the support for DD is phenomenal ,


    Keep it lit,G, and I will do a wee caunle for you and another for Lionsroar67 as well.


    Fair enjoyed the poetry !


    BTW my sister’s boy,whose father is Turkish won the local schools Burns Recitation and was even doing the actions.Mind you,his grand faither’s frae Ayr and supports United so that must give him a head start!!!!!!!!





    Did you previously post as VALENTINESDAY? If so,I have your addy,and will pass it on to DD. He can’t quite access his mails right enough,so I’ll text it to him too.



    Not that he’ll be able to mail you too soon,since he can’t access that,D’oh…



    But you get my drift.




    When we spoke on Sunday you had


    concerns ,hopefully your recovery is a speedy one pal .






    Weet Weet Weet and


    Delanys , take comfort in knowing we’re


    (CQN ) all thinking of you .

  9. I personally think that Brendan could be lured back to the E P L, Certain I won’t be Everton,or Chelsea,or Arsenal, Leicester City,and if West Ham ,stay up,my money is on one of them 2,but if he stays with us for another 2 seasons,then I for one would be quite happy,but money talks,

  10. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on 20th March 2018 10:06PM



    You’ve a good memory! I arrived when the barricades were still down, so wandered to find a pub. It was a celtic pub across the road and round the corner, welcomed me like a sheriff’s officer.



    Couldn’t take how cold it was when the squirrel opened, the jukebox defeated me though it swallowed my coins, my two mates bailed. I left a score for the fund with a bloke sitting against the back wall next to the dj corner, apologising that I’d be better prepared for the next one.



    I blame myself for not being ready.

  11. weet weet weet on

    MARSPAPA on 20TH MARCH 2018 10:29 PM



    Thank you got your thoughts



    Thursday will be 5 months since my Jackie passed



    Still in love with her



    She so loved her life




  12. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    OldBhoy: Don’t think money will come into it for Brendan.Ambition,certainly.Better weather abroad possibly(fluent in at least Spanish).But to be a history maker with your first team wins hands down for me.


    But then I am not Brendan?.

  13. Delaneys Dunky on



    My bhoy Ryan telt me today that he strives for a relationship wi me like you and M have. He still tells his pals about the first time he went to an Ireland match in Aviva Dublin. He watched the match wi Pat and Mick fae Kilwinning. Still gets a laugh fae his pals. Hope you and the two lovely L’s are well Pat



  14. Delaneys Dunky on



    JNP and BT phoned me today. I love this place B. Ryan sends his love to you and K. X

  15. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Bobby Murdoch’s curled up winklepickers on 20th March 2018 10:27PM



    You’ve cornered me as an aged lefty dinosaur but I’m not ValentinesDay. I’m here long enough to remember two monikers of the poster you have in mind but it’s not my place to expand on that.



    I’ve only ever used one moniker, firstly to the rangerstaxcaseblog then when it bit the dust I wanted to discover how to post on this blog.

  16. Delaneys Dunky on




    I will never forget watching last years Scottish Cup Final in Lisbon. When I stopped cuddling you after Tom Rogic scored, you were crying like a baby. I loved your passion pal. You are one of the best



  17. WWW and Billy



    A wee prayer for you both tonight guys.



    HT – you look out for so many people. My mum would have loved you. I can’t say finer than that about you.



    Night Timdom



    HH jamesgang

  18. Delaneys Dunky on



    Hope life is good in Old Kilpatrick.


    Went for a walk today in the Saltings. OK in the sun is a place of beauty



  19. weet weet weet on




    Hi mate



    E mail protected it says



    Can’t access it




  20. Delaneys Dunky on




    Listening to Bob Marley and Radiohead saved my life. Your posts remind me of the genius that Thom Yorke and Bob Marley are. See you soon big yin.



  21. MALORBHOY on 20TH MARCH 2018 9:03 PM


    Twist and Turns



    The guy you were playing pooll with is a member of the Barrow in Furnace Csc, ex Port Glasgow Bhoy, and occasionally posts on Cqn, meet him often at Celtic Park and European Games






    Barrowbhoy maybe ?



    Mr mcdade.



    A saint Stephens former pupil and all round excellent rebel.

  22. Delaneys Dunky on



    I miss you big yin. Ryan said he loved your company at the Ross County game. My son loves you as much as I do.






    Its the strength of characters like yourself that astound me …..i’m a saftie fae Easterhouse .


    You know you have friends outside your immediate family should you ever need a chat or a shoulder .

  24. DD



    There was an excellent film on the other night.






    Up to date following blacker dread. Brixton hero and legend.



    It’s a great watch. I think you will relate.



    I actually met this guy when I was 16. Strange connection but maybe in a pub called the Hamilton.



    My father and his pals went there to meet jazz the mechanic.

  25. Delaneys Dunky on



    You are one of lifes great men. My son confirmed what I thought about you.






    i was at my grandsons birthday party last night when i called you ( outside in the cold ).


    When i came back in he said to me , all your friends are in here , ” who were you phoning ”


    Lol… i kmow they think i dont have a life outside of them … mind you seems like that sometimes .



    Anyway i’m glad you answered it was good to hear your voice albeit you sounded so tired pal , i hope you get back to your natural sleeping pattern as that is a big help too .



    Tell Ryan and yir wee ma we’re all glad they were on hand to give you some tough love .


    A big hug and xx’s fae me and Kelly



    PETEC ??


    hope hes ok , not like him not to be on .


    Take care pal c u soon .

  27. weet weet weet on

    MARSPAPA on 20TH MARCH 2018 11:28 PM




    I’m fae easterhouse as well bud



    Went to London ,and then to Baillieston for the last 30 odd years




  28. SAINT STIVS on 20TH MARCH 2018 11:34 PM



    I put up a link for


    SOUTH OF TUNIS thinking it might be up his street .


    Jazz was one tough cookie , a bit of an insight as to how Blacker Dread saw Britain.

  29. Delaneys Dunky on

    Saint Stivs


    Hope life is good across the Erskine brig.


    My mate telt me that Bishopton is a hun hellhole. Unlike the Port and Dalmuir




    I dont think i stayed that far away from you .


    Off Westerhouse road top of Aberdalgie road


    St Benedicts 1964 > St Leonards .


    Father Oats PP.

  31. Lionsroars67


    Sorry to hear that you have had a turn Billy. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. HH