Mr Green and his invidious meetings


Information leaked from Charles Green that he is due to meet Celtic chief executive, Peter Lawwell today.  I’ve no idea if it’s true (sooo many wrong steers from over there) but, if accurate, it puts our man in an invidious position.  Mr Green appears generous when reviewing the success of meetings.

At his infamous ‘Blood on their hands’ press conference, would-be-pope-of-Ibrox, Brian Kennedy, told us “HMRC will not agree to a CVA until the very last minute”.  Why would they?  We believe Green has offered £8.5m but he has spoken about having raised £20m.  If HMRC are negotiating at all (and I have my doubts) they will want as much of that £20m as possible, and I’m sure they will, as Mr Kennedy suggested, wait until the very last minute before agreeing to anything (they won’t, b.t.w.).

None of this matters to Mr Green, he can say HMRC told him they’ll scrub the debt if he paints the Blue Room pink and no one can contradict him.  He is likely to be looking for some comfort from Mr Lawwell but I am sure he will be told that Celtic are unable to support any measure to parachute a Newco into the SPL (after his CVA fails, which it will).  Mr Green, who is also trying to maintain the support of the backers needed to commit cash by Friday, will almost certainly emerge from the meeting uttering words like “constructive”, “helpful” or maybe even “very positive”.

He is wasting his time.  Words like “sobering”, “alarming” and “downright obstinate” might be closer to the truth.

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  1. Marrakesh Express on

    Tooting Tim.


    Glanville is a real journalist. There are few if any more respected in the game. I rate him with Keir Radnedge and Bob Crampsey among the most knowledgeable football writers. The book you mention is very good and he puts Keevins and co in the pub league of journalism.



  2. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    Algarvian on 28 May, 2012 at 22:38 said:



    I noticed your post last night and went to the dark side for a look. However there are enough posters on here who seem to know what’s what for me to take him at his word for now. I am looking forward to nuclear Tuesday.

  3. Zbyszek



    Interesting stuff about the measles.



    In 2012- Poland- 5 cases


    In 2012- Ukraine- 6403 cases.



    What a huge anomaly, considering the 7 or 8 million population difference.


    Must be a reason for it, can’t think what though?

  4. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on 28 May, 2012 at 22:41 said:



    Yes, I agree, a strange thing for one of them to come out with though, as I said, probably the double/triple bluff.

  5. Only in Scottish Football.


    The granting of a period of grace to benefit an utter disgrace.

  6. Big Georges Fan Club on

    Good evening troops. “Nuclear” tomorrow is it? Looks like I got here just in time to enjoy the Big Bang!

  7. Bundoran Bhoy,



    Replied to your e-mail on the badges. Thanks for sorting this.


    I like the cuff-links suggestion. Ideal for 12-in-a row celebratory dinner!!

  8. Could be proved wrong. Gut instinct has it that proposed CVA will be accepted and a lot of people will be saved a few sleepless nights.

  9. Snake Plissken on




    As you know my friend I have lived in your wonderful country and found Polish people and Polish culture to be fascinating. It is in no way a bad place to live, visit or to have a major sports tournament in it.



    I have seen SOME racism in Poland and SOME antisemitism but no more than in the UK or elsewhere. In my opinion Slovakia has a bigger problem with racism especially towards gypsies – something I did not encounter in Poland.



    I have concerns over the Ukraine as I do not think it is as stable as Poland and I think (without having been there sadly) that it is difficult to live there and that many people have difficult lives.



    That being said I would and want to visit the Ukraine and I will at some point in the next few years with my friend who has a timber business there.



    My only previous complaint about Poland was the strength of the beer and the poor quality of some roads but I have to say last year when I was in Krakow for a weekend (again) the roads had improved massively.



    There is sadly an attitude in the UK and other parts of Western Europe that people from east of Germany are somehow primitive or less than those lovely western types. It is a total fallacy based on ignorance and a lack of understanding to see beyond the end of the nose.



    I’ve met thousands of British tourists in Poland and Slovakia. Many have good impressions and are fond of the places but sadly there are the morons who believe in their cultural superiority while being unable to spell the words.



    The Euros will be just fine and it is fitting that Poland along with Ukraine will have its moment.

  10. garygillespieshamstring on 28 May, 2012 at 21:16 said:


    I have sex daily.


    I mean I have dyslexia,


    Fcuk it.






    Real lol moment, thanks. :))))))

  11. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on




    Was there a direct correlation between the strong beers impacting the quality of the roads?



    Been to Krakow twice and Warsaw once. Enjoyed all trips







  12. I copied this from the huns home page. Does this mean they hope they might have a CVA to propose to creditors, maybe, or they do have one?


    If they can’t present it tomorrow will they extend the deadline indefinitely?


    It will all be cleared up in the morning.


    I’ll bet some Huns are celebrating tonight that this is the end of the dark days and Sally will have a war chest for next season.


    Stupid Huns.



    Duff and Phelps, the administrators of Rangers Football Club, issued the following statement this evening.



    Paul Clark, Joint Administrator, said: “A formal notice of the CVA meetings will be sent to all creditors and shareholders of the Club tomorrow providing further details of the CVA process.



    “The proposal will offer the best return for all stakeholders given the position the Club is in. If approved by the creditors, the CVA proposal will rescue the Company and finally enable it to exit administration.




    “Details of the CVA proposal have been finalised today and there has been additional consultation with certain stakeholders. We had hoped the results of this consultation would have enabled us to publish the proposal today but administrative alterations mean the document will be published tomorrow. Rangers supporters should be reassured the CVA process is on track. The creditors’ meeting to consider, and hopefully approve, the CVA will be held on Thursday 14 June.”

  13. Algarvian



    I can’t speak for Ukraine. I don’t know if there is a problem with measles, attacks on black skin people , attacks on people who come from Asia etc. I believe all those who will go to Poland and Ukraine will enjoy their time.


    There are no reasons to fear anything.


    You know. When I left the stadium in Dortmund in 2006 I stayed in the city untill 5 am becouse I could not find public transport ot catch the taxi to get out of the place. When I was in Klagenfurt in 2008 the way to my gate was 2 km long path on potato field.


    I strongly believe there will be no serious accidents during the tournament here or in Ukraine.




    Due to popular demand myself and CRC have put the order for new badges up to 400 (FINAL ORDER) as we have sold the original 300 we ordered.



    See badge designs here – http://flic.kr/ps/2ddp5F



    If you have not already done so and would like a NEW cqn badge please email myself or CRC at – cqnbadges@gmail.com



    Anyone who has already pre-ordered you should have received an email regarding your orders



    So as it stands we only have 30 of the NEW cqn badges for sale so COME AND GET EM!!!!!



    A huge thank you from Bundoran Bhoy and Celtic Roller Coaster (and Paul67 ;-) )

  15. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-•on 28 May, 2012 at 22:41




    Algarvian on 28 May, 2012 at 22:38 said:


    Barcabhoy is to be listened to.


    SpargleGhirl l like to added touches around your name !

  16. Snake Plissken on




    No, not the beer just that the roads were old and needing work done on them. Slovakia isn’t much better outside of Bratislava to be fair.



    Both countries have made improvements since I moved over here.



    Glad I drink the Slovak and Czech beer – best in the world. Sorry Zbyszek but Polish beer is rough on the insides.

  17. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    Doc is Neil Lennon on 28 May, 2012 at 22:58 said:



    Relax. It has to be proposed before it can be rejected ;)

  18. Zbyszek on 28 May, 2012 at 22:59 said:



    I am a bit of a statistics buff, those figures just jumped out at me.


    5 in one country, 6400 in another, must be a reason, no doubt the pharmaceutical companies are analysing it.

  19. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    Bundoran Bhoy is on 24hr CQN badge watch. Send him an email and I guarantee you he will have responded before I even get a chance to read yer email :-)








    ps thank ghod only 30 to go!!!!

  20. Snake Plissken



    Big thank you for that post.Thanks.


    On another issue. Why don’t you try drink clear Polish beer? Without adding vodka to it?

  21. Algarvian



    Vaccines are obvoius and free of charge for all here in Poland. Maybe that is the answer.

  22. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    Celticbhoy on 28 May, 2012 at 23:01 said:



    The sparkles were a present from bournesouprecipe.

  23. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on 28 May, 2012 at 23:01 said:



    Totally relaxed about this SparkleGhirl.


    Hector will not like this at all, and think, this CVA won’t address the FTT.


    Just think, if everything they wanted happened, they got the CVA(I know how likely is that), survived into next season, managed to competed, say mid-table.



    Then the FTT result comes in…….


    There really is no upside for them.

  24. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    Bundoran Bhoy – Saying NO to Newco!! on 28 May, 2012 at 23:03 said:



    Nae eating on the job!!!! You had a break 2 weeks ago!! :-)






  25. starry plough on 28 May, 2012 at 22:59 said:


    Like the rest, including Celtic, HMRC will take what it can get.

  26. Snake Plissken


    Agree with you on few subjects.


    Roads are terrible in here and many crazy drivers in the cars on them. I’m driving slowly carefully. Few CQNers can confirm.

  27. Bundoran Bhoy – Saying NO to Newco!! on 28 May, 2012 at 23:03 said:



    Bit if gratitude should be due there, CRC has left you with bread and water, that’s generousity for you, I wish my boss treated me as well as that!