Newco goes into full regressive mode


Football clubs find it difficult to maintain a positive brand image that not only helps its commercial imperative, but binds fans ever-closer and attracts new supporters.  There is always some idiot doing something idiotic that neither the club, nor the support as a whole, would even remotely tolerate.

As a consequence, fans across the country sigh at news reports when someone punches a horse, throws a bottle or generally behaves in a manner that defies the struggles their genetic make-up went through to be here today.  Darwin suggested it should not be this way, but here we are.

When a club’s name is associated with some random act of idiocy, a well-known script is followed.  Suspend the culprit and hope it is glossed-over by many, if not, publicly state disapproval while giving the obligatory “tiny minority” sop to the rest of the support, to let them know you have their back, whether it is a tiny minority or not, or even a minority.

Employee-transgressors are almost universally and immediately sacked.  The chef who got drunk and wrote someone on social media that would never be said sober, has supreme-d his last chicken at the club restaurant.

This is harsh, but them’s the rules.  Clubs want to attract everyone in the family, hospitality business and commercial partner spheres.  Negative publicity, however tenuous, has to be curated through the ‘What would Walt (Disney) Do?’ prism.

So when a club diverges from this path, you’re left wondering why?  Why would a club appoint a DUP councillor and Orangeman, inevitably with all of the baggage that world brings, as their public relations manager?

Today’s revelation in the Daily Record, that Newco’s new PR man, David Graham, referring to Celtic Park as “the piggery”, a few days after his “No surrender” video emerged, will surprise no one.  Do not blame a duck for quaking, material like this is inevitably going to seep out.

But why do Newco want to be represented like this?  Why challenge the modern sports business orthodoxy of appealing to families, high-value corporate spend and big ticket commercial deals?  There is a constituency that will always stay loyal to those with values they share, irrespective of football success or general competency in any other area.

They are circling the wagons ahead of a ‘business interruption event’, either that, or they are the stupidest of stupid people who ever made it through 250k years of largely progressive genetic selection.  No one sailing home on HMS Beagle could predict such a regressive wonder as this lot.

Wash your hands, isolate the vulnerable. If you are vulnerable and need food, shop at quiet times and do not touch your face until you wash your hands at home.  Most of us will get through this, but all of us need to act for those who might not.

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    Thx for your support. I just want to drive to the hospital and drag her out of there but I know she’d send me packing. I’ll have to keep bouncing off the walls, not difficult as they’re not far apart, we’re on a boat on the Thames.

  2. Floatin’


    Your expressing the most natural concern on the world about partner,its what makes you strong.Your not alone many at this time I am sure like you,but I smiled there readin your post,the fear of not doin what yir telt by your good lady kicked.in,😊,



    I have 5 years down london/Sussex,years back,i know parts of Thames,docklands was just starting at time,but I really liked the Ham,Kew Richmond areas,you were kinda within and without,40 mins from city.Henley,Windsor was good boating spots too.




  3. Everybody, everybody please Forgive for petes sake.



    Forget about anything divisive unless it is INCREDIBLY funny. Impossible Mission




    Need a lot mair quality Rudi Vata on this maist excellent of sites at this dark hour.



    Skepta::Shutdown. CsC



    God Bless and take care of the Grey Brigade.

  4. It is funny, you must always be able to laugh, working away frae hame at the mo. The Landlord has always endeavoured to fix any problem asap.



    Government advise is to wash yer hands with warm water and soap a lot. Get ready to go for a shave and a shower Thursday night.



    Cold water. Still cold the now. A lot of efforts yesterday to fix a very minor problem.



    Trying Times for All.



    I Truly Believe Yeshua is the One.



    The Lord Almighty got the Worlds attention when a Big Sinner became the best Fighter on the Planet not because he Won but because his first utterances after the fight.



    He has been angered by so much, IMO..



    The Celtic Board deserve maximum respect for incredible foresight and Prudence whilst racking up every genuinely (still incredibly gutted about the Copenhagen game) achievable Trophy.



    Corinthian Celtic Spirit.



    Celtic will Always do the right thing.

  5. Love is the Law.



    Thats so Veri important for everyone to know right here and right now.



    Paul67 please for petes sake unban those that won’t apologise.



    Lets get it going. We need everyone that carez right here right now.



    Release the…….




  6. Good morning CQN from a bright sunny but cold Garngad



    Grim viewing from Italy on the news.



    Well done to the club yesterday for the Walk on to the charitable donation.






    D. :)

  7. FAIRHILL BHOY on 20TH MARCH 2020 9:00 PM


    Beginning to think big jimmy is related to big packy ,hope not 😂




    Whatever made you think that…..NO CHANCE ?




  8. Voguepunter, yer a gift frae The Almighty.



    God protect ye.



    I reckon you would let an actual bear know it has been in a scrap.



    Love ye big chap.

  9. My mate who owns my local Pub spoke to me last night, and he was shutting his Pub from around 9pm last night. Like many pubs, his Pub is the HUB of the local community in The Calton.


    He and his family have owned this Pub for 46 years, and served the public in many ways.


    Obviously he was very upset, and probably the saddest that I have ever seen him in the 3 years or more that I have came to known him and some of his family who also work in the Pub.


    I am not a “Hoose Drinker”, so it looks as if I will be 100% Tee Total for the foreseeable future ( Which I should be anyway given my medication etc), but I for one will miss the Glesga Banter etc in the Pub.



    The Govt do not have the authority to Order Pubs etc to close down at this time, until some New Legistration comes in at the end of the month…but I would wager that some Pubs will remain open for now ?


    I dont intend trying to find one.


    My mate and I did share one laugh last night, as his Kids are all Adults live elsewhere and its only him and his lovely wife left in the family home….he is dreading being “Dubbed Up” with only his wife for weeks/months etc….and we joked that the Divorce rate in the UK will go thru the roof !


    I reminded that maybe he is lucky to have someone to argue with….as living alone i have noone to argue with except myself !






  10. Anytime that I argue with myself…I lose the argument…Funny that ?



    Well done to The Celtic Foundation and the superb work that they do.



  11. Brilliant comment about panic buying Kent in the house.



    Always look on the bright side of life. :)



    That is Fundamental Celtic.



    Don’t Believe me? We were singing it at our lowest Howard Ebb.




  12. I should stress that I wasnt in the my local pub in the last few days, but my mate chapped my door around 8.30pm last night to give me some food that he had bought from the Cash and Carry that he uses for his Pub.


    At first he wouldnt accept the money that I tried to give him for the food, but NO way was I going to allow that to happen, and i made him accept the Cash.


    just another wee example of his kindness etc as he was happy to wait for weeks/months for the money…I couldnt allow that.



    What a good Tim he is.



  13. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.



    And a big hoopy g’day from my wee fortress in Melbourne.


    A bit strange climbing up on the fence to have a look over to


    see if there’s life still going on outside my isolation unit, happy


    to see my young neighbour doing her usual routine of jogging


    round the houses with the wean in the pram, and the postie


    still scooting aboot with his mail, oh! and the green parrots are


    still squaking away merrily.


    Just maybe it’s not the end of the world.


    How many times have you all washed your hands today? i think


    about 12 times for me, strange to think back to days of yore, and


    i must be honest here, don’t think i washed them before a meal


    or any time when we really should have.


    And thinking back to Celtic Park in the early sixties i can still see


    the ghuys with the salesmen skills sitting outside the toilets with


    the green mould on the walls making up the rolls with spam or


    pink lint as we called it, out of a big cardboard box.


    No hands were washed then, straight out of the toilet and two rolls


    mhate, yummy,


    No Corona then, yes, we had everything else, dysentry, polio, etc.


    but we weren’t dying by the thousands in a week.


    Where am i going with this?


    Haven’t a clue, lockdown is starting to kick in, need to hunt a hurtin hun.




    H.H . Mick

  14. Big Jimmy,



    Voguepunter is fundamentally incredible. Utilise the Great Man, he has a radio as well to others. Take it easy Big Man.




    Please for ma sake below any other, utilise these Exceptional CQN resources.



    And Jimmy, keep posting away like theres no Tomorrow.



    Celtic – CELTIC.



    It’s got Nothing to do with fitba now.



    Take care Everybody, everybody.

  15. I also suggested to my mate ( the Pub Owner), that while his Pub is closed, he could have a Lock In every day for some of his regulars including me obviously ?


    We could call ourselves The Celtic Corona Crew….?


    The suggestion was only in jest obviously !



  16. I am about to try and walk to a local shop for some fresh milk etc…. I hope that I dont get lifted by the Polis for stopping and having a good cough….My smokers cough ?





  17. Melbourne Mick on




    I know your good mhate well, a lovely wee fella and he done me


    a favour in one of my drunken forays into the Gallowgate.


    just remember when your having your lockin the social distance


    parameters, here in Melbourne it’s 4 metres between customers,


    or in my case when i’m swigging and gibbering it’s better if it’s


    4 kilometres.


    H.H . Mick

  18. VP it was 18-17, last 3 have been 17-18 , 18-17 and 18-16.



    Magical game so it is. I did say to Aidan that ye have a Great hoping ye win, and quite rightly so. I sneaked the last win but he will learn from it.



    God Bless ye Big Strong Man.

  19. The narrative that nothing else matters now because of conoravirus is simply silly. Millions of people die every year, loved ones, family, friends, work colleagues etc. Life needs meaning and that comes from lots of things not simply breathing. Take all the enjoyment out of life and it’s a lot less important.



    Option 1. Just finish the league when we can. (Clubs have to wait for money from gate and prize money when league is finished and many will go into debt or out of business)



    Option 2. Hand title to winners and relegate and promote as required. (Those at top are protected and those at bottom are left to fight for survival)



    Option 3. Hand title to winners and increase league to stop relegation and stick to promotion (those topping leagues are rewarded and those at bottom are protected).



    Option 4. Void league (everyone loses, all clubs need to payback millions for commercial deals and supporters get season ticket, ticket money back)

  20. Good morning, friends from a dry, calm and seemingly very quiet East Kilbride. ParkRun has understandably been cancelled so me and Mrs Baldie about to head out for a walk, keeping our distance from anyone else who may be doing the same.

  21. There was a Spanish news item last night about how long the virus can live on different surfaces.


    Be careful if you are getting home deliveries- 2-3 days on cardboard boxes. Money too.Think of the “life” of a pound coin just over 1-2 days.


    Even the dogs paws 😱 The crap someone coughs up on the street can then be picked up by your pooch and it then walks all over your house/sofa/bed. Give their paws a rub down with alcohol when you get home!

  22. Jobo – life’s simple pleasures are now life’s treasures No recreational walking allowed here.

  23. Stephbhoy67,



    You have no idea to be honest. Nae disrespect to ya.



    Ye cannae afford to Live without Christ as yer King right now.

  24. lets all do the huddle on 20th March 2020 11:50 pm


    Superb idea on CQN to just allow baskets and ban the trolleys. Simplistic but Genius






    it is a great idea




    struggling to see a downside of it







    Let me help you with your struggle.



    An able bodied 30 year old , living on their own, a short walk from a supermarket is able to have the same amount of shopping as a mother with six kids and without a car living miles away from a supermarket.



    There is no easy answer, short of official rationing, with coupons.



    Though I did see on twitter a photograph of a supermarket in Russia with the trolleys lined up pre loaded with the same amount of the basic essentials. Seemed like a good start.

  25. South Of Tunis on

    CAMUSBHOY @ 8 35



    Scrolling back – I saw your post .



    Yes – at the start – in Italy many people did nothing – it’s just a cold / it’s the flu . . It’s that time of year .



    Current evidence is that –


    You can be infected with Covid 19 and not know ( many medical scientists think such people are the most infectious of all )



    You can be infected with Covid 19 and have similar symptoms to a heavy cold .



    You can be infected with Covid 19 and have similar symptoms to a bad dose of the flu .



    You can be infected with Covid 19 and quickly progress from cold like/ to flu like/ to having pneumonia and then progressing to having bilateral interstitial pneumonia .( and then a very likely death )



    Not everybody reacts in the same way – not everybody follows a linear progression .



    The important thing is to minimise infection and limit the exponential spread of the ####### thing .

  26. Day 6 of isolation in the Big Beach Hoose.Beach deserted,whole area deserted.In Kusadasi town, deserted.Since the bars and restaurants all closed,and no tourists around,all the shops have also closed.Mehmets sports shop also closed,so there will be a real shortage of wrong sized Hun strips on display next year.22 degrees here today,so the other half has plans to take the wee Barbie down onto the Beach,and go in for a swim.Arghh,that first step in is torture.Damn that woman.


    Turks seeming to be obeying all orders,and PM thinks,if they keep it up,we will be OK,in a couple of months.


    Hopefully,he is right.Stay safe everyone.

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