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. archdeaconsbench on

    Yakubu reportedly available for £1m due to release clause in his contract.

  2. archdeaconsbench on

    Tim Malone Will Tell on 29 May, 2012 at 07:13 said:


    I would guess yer on the right tracks mate….

  3. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    Are the Green group trying to pay off the creditors with a £8.5M (boum) song?

  4. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 29 May, 2012 at 02:42 said:






    wee hun



    Hey, NCLNE


    thanks for the link. Thats my uncle Joe far left. He was the drummer, He gets over to paradise from Moira when he can.



    He was also All Ireland boxing champion at the same weight as Chris Finnegan.



    Was one of those guys who was good at everything he tried.




  5. 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on 28 May, 2012 at 23:37 said:



    It does beggar belief Companies House has had nothing to say, maybe they have, don’t think they communicate via the press. Sorry for the dealt in responding, bed beckoned.



    Bundoran Bhoy, enjoy your well deserved freedom.



    Well done to Bundoran Bhoy and Celticrollercoaster for not only making a good amount of money for charity, but also making a great many CQNers very happy, well done Bhoys.

  6. Tony McKelvie ‏@TonyMcKelvie


    You’ll hear a lot of figures over the next 48 hours. Remember this one: 92 pence. For every £1 paid into EBT, Rangers saved 92p in Tax & NIC




  7. Tom McLaughlin on 29 May, 2012 at 08:21 said:


    Celtic are lining up a pre-season friendly against Real Madrid in Pennsylvania.



    11th August, week after league season begins and a few days after the 3rd qualifying round of CL. Not exactly pre-season ;-)

  8. Celtic boss Neil Lennon plans loan move for Leicester defender Matt Mills



    May 29 2012 Exclusive by Scott McDermott



    CELTIC will try to snap up Matt Mills on a 12-month loan deal after Leicester knocked back a swap deal for Hoops defender Kelvin Wilson.



    Parkhead manager Neil Lennon is a big admirer of centre-half Mills, left, who was been frozen out of Nigel Pearson’s first team at the King Power Stadium.


    Former Foxes gaffer Sven Goran Eriksson splashed out £5million for the player last summer and handed him a bumper four-year contract.


    But Mills is now surplus to requirements and despite being the club captain he has been banished to train with the Championship side’s youth team.


    After a series of bust-ups with boss Pearson, Mills hasn’t played for Leicester since February and Celtic were originally keen to land the 25-year-old on a permanent deal.


    However, Record Sport understands discussions between Parkhead chief executive Peter Lawwell and Leicester director of football operations Andrew Neville broke down after failing to agree a fee for the player.


    City are asking £3m for the former Reading star but Celtic were unwilling to pay that much and wanted to off-load Wilson as part of any potential transfer.


    But after Pearson rejected the chance to sign Wilson the Hoops are now hopeful of landing Mills on a season-long loan for the start of next term.


    They could be willing to pay most, if not all, of his £25,000-a-week wages because they would avoid paying any fee for the Englishman.


    With Daniel Majstorovic already off the Celtic payroll – and fellow defenders Glenn Loovens and Darren O’Dea also set to leave – Lennon has made a centre-half his priority.




    Hope we sign Mills, but why a loan deal? Surely we can afford £3m given the amount of wages that’s went out of the door already this summer.

  9. But from the time Real walked off with a 2-1 win over the Union last July at Lincoln Financial Field, Smolenski wanted the Spanish League champions back — and as soon as possible.



    After nearly a year of exhaustive phone conversations, conference calls and meetings via Skype, Smolenski finally got his wish.



    The Eagles will announce Tuesday that Real Madrid returns to take on Scottish Premier League champion Celtic on Aug. 11 as part of the World Football Challenge. The match, scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start, marks the third consecutive year an international soccer friendly has been hosted in Philadelphia and the 18th soccer match held at the Linc since it opened its gates with the epic match between Manchester United and Barcelona. Tickets go on sale to the general public via the Eagles and Ticketmaster on Monday, June 4.

  10. Morning CQNer’s


    Moving away from the orc’s if only for a, minute or three….I have to say i’m not too impressed with the news that, we won’t be paying £3 mill for, Matt Mills who Neil seems to rate. But then again….Neil rated Kelvin Wilson as well. The big CH seems to be struggling at CP and, going by the few times that I have seen KW, I’m afraid the big fellow seems to be out of his depth at CP. IMO!



    I think we need a class CH in the, Mark Rieper mould. Could that be Mill’s ?


    Well, we might never find that out as PL seems reluctant to free up the required amount for Mills.


    Does PL then mean that, we don’t deserve to be watching £3 mill type’s of players in our team ?


    Or, is PL’s bonus structure under threat from such a deal as the Mills one ?


    Maybe PL should consider exactly WHO it is that puts all this money into the club in the 1st place!


    Hail Hail

  11. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Paul Clark of D+P being interviewed about a possible CVA on Radio Scotland just before the 08:30 news. He’s asked if they will be forced to go down the Newco route if the CVA is not agreed….and basically says that there is a “dual contract” option!!


    This guy is a feckin comedian….




  12. Gene's a Bhoys name on

    I understand RIA are applying for entry into the italian league – looks like they would fit in just fine.

  13. A report in the DR for a player at Leicester seems to justify an attack on Peter Lawwell ??????????



    At the moment the SPL is a complete financial basket case, in addition we have some who are campaigning for the non renewal of season tickets



    Lets make sure our limited funds are well spent

  14. In which I comment on Mr Dodds and his piece in Sunday’s Herald. Mr Dodds, in one sentence, destroys the element which is, as described by Mike McGill, Murray Group Finance Director, as “key” to the defence of the HMRC case. Bizarrely his piece seems intended to be a defence of himself and of Rangers. In fact it proves quite the reverse.



    Mr Dodds and the Sunday Herald had a scoop on their hands, and failed to notice it!



    I was also unaware of Mr Dodds’ apparent keen interest in the movie industry, reflected in the title of my post.




  15. Kayal33



    There is only so much money in the pot.



    Good to keep your powder dry should you need it in the future.







  16. Mark Walters 1.25 million



    Tugay 1.3 million




    Ferguson 7.75 million sold back to Rangers one and a bit years later for 4.5 million



    Amoruso 1.4 million



    Jean-Alain Boumsong 8 million Boumsong was shown the door two years later and signed for Juventus. Idon’t think he ever played for them. Then onto Lyon where he played only three league games, then onto Panathinaikos where he played only 23 league games. The only time his signature attracted a fee was the time he signed for Newcastle. He played for Rangers 18 times in the league.

  17. With regards to the CVA there is one easy way to look at it:


    Having loaned out 24million (or so), do I look at getting only a few million back as a good deal or being robbed of 20+million?


    Robbed I believe is the answer to that one.



    D&Ps statement that their insulting offer of a paltry < 1p in the pound CVA is the best deal for the "stakeholders" – note the term, not 'creditors', is a total joke.


    It's a deal good for only 2 stakeholders, RFCia and D&P.


    Everyone else is getting stiffed.



    Note: Questions: Does the offer of such a derogatory CVA come with an apology included? Does the faint odour of remorse permeate the air as you read it? No, I thought not. Putrid, rancid, odour of a decaying corpse is all I can smell.

  18. Remember when the City of London raided Ibrox, can you remember the other teams who were being investigated and who the managers were. Also there was a Scottish agent involved. Seems like such a long time ago now.

  19. I think we should the ‘cat amongst the pigeons’ and go for David Goodwillie .



    We might lose both Hooper and Stokes ?



    But, I think we should make a statement of intent.



    Our policy since the hun carry-on started has it seems to be, wait and see what they’re(huns) doing ?



    F#ck the huns!!!



    Be Celtic and, stop kidding the fans on with all of these ‘cheap-players’ and, get some dough out and, show that we want the fans to know that we’re all in the same movie.



    Please just do it.



    Thanks in advance.



    Hail Hail



    Don’t just talk about Celtic—-Be Celtic CSC

  20. CVA hahahahahahaha, if ma Maw lends me the money I’ll buy yer Baw aff ye!!



    Suffer huns suffer today and tomorrow, you would be better of with Tony Soprano running your crappy wee club…

  21. Steinreignedsupreme on

    KevJungle – “1st Flag on the JUNGLE roof for LENNON’S LION’S” on 29 May, 2012 at 08:55:



    I’m a bit confused – you appear to be saying you don’t know if Mills is a good player, while criticising Pedro Lawwell for apparently refusing to pay £3m for him.



    Is that right or have I just picked that up wrong?

  22. From Rangers Media.



    Bill Struth





    True Blue Topics:


    3,048 Posts:


    56,310 Rep:


    313 Joined:


    16-December 06 Gender:Male Location:Glasgow Posted Yesterday, 11:31 PM



    We won’t be expelled because we pay the bills



    They are becoming impossible to satirise

  23. KevJungle – “1st Flag on the JUNGLE roof for LENNON’S LION’S” on 29 May, 2012 at 09:14 said:



    Signing David Goodwille would be a statement of intent, a striker who has done less in the game than both Hooper and Stokes, I’m glad you’re no running your beloved Celtic Kev and I mean that most sincerely!!!

  24. KevJungle – “1st Flag on the JUNGLE roof for LENNON’S LION’S” on 29 May, 2012 at 09:14



    Would rather we went for Johnny Russell than Goodwillie, a better all round player.

  25. Lennonist on 29 May, 2012 at 09:16 said:



    Seen that its hilarious



    I know its a catchphrase for us now but Rankers media is just pure comedy gold

  26. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Kit – I believe Willie MacKay was recently cleared of any wrong doing, but I don’t remember exactly what he was charged with.


    Newcastle and Portsmouth were two of the other clubs raided.




  27. Barcabhoy



    quick question if I may please:



    When will the next batch of information be released re the Huns and EBTs?



    Hail Hail




  28. Steinreignedsupreme on 29 May, 2012 at 09:15 said:




    I’m saying that, Neil wants Mills but, PL doesen’t seem to want to pay for the player.



    So, is PL saying that he dizny trust Neil’s judgement ?



    Given that, PL trusted Neil with KW…..I think PL is right to hang – fire with the Mills deal but, again, it seems to me that Celtic PLC have had their fingers burnt after they shelled out £4 mill for Broony but, have had to wait almost FOUR YEARS for any sort of return from Broony. IMO.



    Yet, on the other hand….do Celtic PLC expect 60k of fans to turnup and watch a team full of FREE-TRANSFERS ?



    It can’t be BOTH WAYS!!! imo.



    Hail Hail

  29. Matt Mills is a good solid centre half. Had a great time at Reading, went to Leicester in £5m deal, was made captain and started well. He then fell out with the new manager. If he is available at £3m then that is good business IMO. Having seen him a few times playing for Leicester last season he is better than the centre halfs we had last season. A different type of player to Mulgrew, they would compliment each other. He’s more Dan/Loovens/Rogne type and is better than all of them (I like Rogne but he is too injury prone).