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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    Bobo Vieri joins the ever growing list of people being investigated by Public Prosecutors re alleged involvement in match fixing / betting scams .



    Juve / Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci joins the ever growing list of people being investigated by Public Prosecutors re alleged involvement in match fixing / betting scams .



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  2. Hearts director Sergejus Fedotovas believes learning lessons from the crisis at Rangers is more important than imposing sanctions.


    Rangers, who are being investigated by the Scottish Premier League over possible dual contracts, have been in administration since February.


    And the Ibrox club may seek to remain in the SPL as a new company.


    “Justice is very important, but lessons learned are more valuable,” said Fedotovas.


    “Rangers’ situation has shown certain problems and many clubs see punishing Rangers as the most important objective.


    “The situation has highlighted issues that are much wider and Scottish football should not be narrow-minded and should not put all focus on the punishment, but address the roots of the problem.”


    Several SPL clubs have highlighted the importance of integrity and reputation when considering how to deal with Rangers while others have stressed the financial rationale for keeping the Ibrox outfit in the top flight.


    The league has twice delayed voting on new financial fair play rules for next season, including the imposition of a 10-point penalty for two seasons on clubs who relaunch as newcos.


    The member clubs are due to meet again on Wednesday.


    “Some problems are personal to individual clubs but there are a lot of systematic problems that should be addressed by acting together,” added Fedotovas



    A detailed interview with the Hearts Director…………………



    Learning lessons Mr Fedotovas……………………balance your books


    Root of the problem? clubs who spend other peoples money and avoid paying tax

  3. Vinibhoy - Named Neil Lennon on his birth certificate on

    Morning bhoys,


    Well so far Matt Mills is the player I’d most like to sign. Great player if Lenny can sort his attitude out and could be just the man to play in a back 3 with Rogne and Muldini.



    Rhodes would be good but we’d need to sell a top player to even come close to signing him it seems.



    Not sure about Jeremy Perbet? Not a bad scoring record and could be cheap.



    Any more rumours doing the rounds?

  4. kitalba on 29 May, 2012 at 09:13 said:



    -> Portsmouth were certainly 1 of the other teams, and I am 90% certain Newcastle were another.

  5. Steinreignedsupreme on

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



    I think people want to see a team that entertains and more importantly wins.



    We don’t have money to throw around as you to allude, but Joe Ledley and Fraser Forster were two of our best players last season – one of them a Bosman, the other on loan. In fact wasn’t Charlie Mulgrew a free as well?



    Kyle Lafferty cost the Huns over £3 million. It’s not really about spending money.

  6. Kayal33 and Kev



    Nice try by Peter lawell to unload a duffer to Leicester, unfortunately the manager of Leicester know to well the limitations of Kelvin Wilson and would not see Wilson fitting in his reserves


    FYI I spoke to a leicester fan in work and he sung the praises of Mills and wanted him back in 1st team


    I also spoke last year with a forest fan, he said kelvin Wilson could not jump, was slow at reacting and generally was a liability at the back


    Nothing seems to have changed when he came to us eh:(((




  7. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    kitalba on 29 May, 2012 at 09:13 said:


    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.



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    from memory, Newcastle and Portsmouth.



    Harry and Wilie Mc.Kay were mentioned too, I believe.



    That was the morning that the City of London Police ( Fraud Squad), raided the three clubs and removed computers, etc.



    I think that this is what kicked off the whole carnival.

  8. starry plough on 29 May, 2012 at 08:34 said:



    “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”



    That is true….. if Rangers had an agreement with the individuals that they were to be paid on a net basis, (meaning that Rangers would pay the tax) that tax itself becomes income and is subject to PAYE at the same time as the pounds that went into the trusts. That gets you to 92%. If there was no net agreement, it’s only 53.8%.



    My guess is that they did say to players “Don’t worry. None of this is taxable and in the unlikely event that HMRC says it is, we’ll take care of it.”…..thinking that it never would be a concern (’cause pornstar Paul told them it would be fine). That, in my view, lumbers them with the gross up and the 92% charge.



    Given their potless predicament, it may well all be irrelevant.

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


    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






    So say Neil likes Messi and wants to sign him, but Lawell says no chance, is that because he doesn’t rate him or we can’t afford him?

  10. Greenjedi


    Neil gave PL a list of center halfs


    Wilson was no even in the top 10


    He was the free cheap option

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    Would be a brilliant experience.



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