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Just a short one while we await the Uefa meeting to breakup.  I see the press have caught up on the information I left on CQN on 11 March about the potential investor in Newco.  Then, I wrote, “If [The Sun) had even given us something like, ‘A fan, originally from Paisley, who made his money in the Far East’ I would have thought their information was possibly on a par with mine.”

A month ago, Newco were the only club in Scotland facing a financial crisis, today, almost all are, but Newco’s situation is acute.  No Paisley-born-boy-did-good is going to change that.  There’s lots more going on here than I can write about or that others will.  Good luck to Stuart Gibson, if he signs that P.G.

Oh, and their new PR man, goodness!

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  1. SoT, lovely stuff, even Mrs Emeraldbee found it touching as we sit reading in the conservatory looking out at the pashing-down rain in south East Kilbride. Thanks for that, keep them coming. I love this ‘community’ of ours as we all deal with the goings on we face.

     

     

    TBB, stirring stuff, just the information we (I) need and enjoy to brighten up an otherwise grey and wet day here. Is the guy just unlucky in his timing or is he another fud in a long list of fuds to be associated with the mongrels frae the sooside? Or was that second one a rhetorical question?

  2. celtic club closed.

     

    irish club closed

     

    police outside and inside costco just in case of problems, it was packed but very orderly.

     

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  3. Best wishes to all CQNers and anyone lurking

     

     

    I hope you all find peace of mind in these extremely troubling times

  4. South Of Tunis on

    Covid19 deaths in Italy as of 6pm today-‘

     

    2503.

     

    An increase of 345 since 6pm yesterday.

  5. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Ever get the feeling you are about to be stitched up, cant shake, had it since the first null and void shout went up…

  6. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    THE BATTERED BUNNET on 17TH MARCH 2020 3:37 PM

     

     

    That was an excellent post, well done mate.

  7. Without belittling the current situation, the government say they are hoping to keep Corona virus deaths down to 20,000

     

    Influenzas cause approximately 29,000 deaths per annum

     

    This would mean a reduction of 9000 bearing in mind that any flu deaths will more than likely be attributed to Corona

     

    Like I say, not belittling but hopefully putting things into a little perspective for anyone overly worrying

  8. Does anyone know if 24 hour Asda Robroyston are shutting shop at midnight to 6am??

     

     

    Crazy if true.

     

     

    D. :)

  9. So rally round The Ceeeeltic

     

    Shout till your voice is weary

     

    Rally round the good old Celts

     

    The boys who wear the White and Green

     

    God Bless them

     

    Think of all the happy days

     

    Think of the Honours Won

     

    The Celts shall rise again to Glory

     

    Stand behind them everyone

     

     

    Tara ra Tara ra tararraaraa….

  10. Tontine Tim 4 :03

     

     

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    Funnily enough there is an article on Celtic noise today which mentions song but doesn’t give the words.

     

    I remember the fans actually sing hail glorious st Patrick too.

     

    I think there was one occasion Frank Harvey was injured and fans tried to rally him with such a rendition. Though I may well be wrong on that score.

  11. Just over the border in Berwick one day

     

    The Great Glasgow Rangers arrived in hooray

     

    With a team of great talent & a new coach forbye

     

    To play little Berwick in a Scottish Cup Tie

     

     

    From all over Scotland their fans they came too

     

    A waving their banners of orange & blue

     

    Crying we are the people our team is the Gers

     

    We’ll shatter see Berwick with voice & great cheers

     

     

    Well Bridgton went mad when the news it was out

     

    They were burning their banners & sashes as well

     

    They went looking for Lawrence to hang with a rope

     

    They were f***ing Scott Symon instead of The Pope

  12. TONTINE TIM @ 4:02 PM,

     

     

    That’s interesting… hadn’t read that version of events, although I’d heard about the Kilpatrick connection.

     

     

    My son was doing some family ancestary and did a DNA check… it took him back to Niall Noígiallach high King of Ireland, so I did some research, if what we new and supposed our families history to be true then our likely lineage came through Niall’s son – Eógan mac Néill.

     

     

    https://www.geni.com/people/Eógan-mac-Néill/6000000005012134163

     

     

    Now when I researched him, although not as powerful as his father or some of his brothers he none the less was a powerful King in Ulster.

     

     

    It is said he was Baptised by St Patrick. There is a commemoration plaque where he is supposedly buried – in St Patrick’s Church Iskaheen, Inishowen.

     

     

    The story went…

     

     

    When St Patrick was a slave, he was was befriended by Eógan. Many years later when St Patrick returned they renewed there friendship and St Patrick Baptised Eógan as part of his mass conversions – I couldn’t find corroboration on this.

     

     

    However it makes sense within your narrative – after St Patrick’s rejection in Wicklow, it maybe why he was welcomed in Ulster – it is said he went up Strangford lough which was in Eógan mac Néill’s Kingdom at that time.

     

     

    Would love to know more, get corroboration.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  13. Death’s from influenza vary widely. The average for the UK is nowhere near 27,OOO,

     

    27,000 would probably represent the worse year ever but the average number would be a lot less.

     

    UK Records are not published

     

    It very much depends on the strain in any particular year.

     

    Also the Corona Virus is nowhere as widely spread as Influenza.

     

    There is little doubt that it is a far more dangerous virus.

     

    I certainly agree that we shouldn’t panic about it but neither should we be complacent.

     

    Everyone needs to take personal responsibility to try & keep themselves safe & thus reduce the pressure on the Health Services.

     

    Hopefully warmer weather will bring respite but this will remain a major problem until a vaccine is widely available,

     

    That is likely at least a year away.

  14. In these days of a volatile market it can be challenging to find a save haven for your money.

     

     

    Government bonds, gold or a 8 year old football club that has never broke even and needs £10 million to see out the current season ?

     

     

    It’s a tricky decision.

  15. UEFA’ plans for competitions going forward …

     

     

    https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/about-uefa/news/newsid=2641077.html

     

     

    includes …

     

     

    • Club competitions:

     

     

    – A commitment to complete all domestic and European club competitions by the end of the current sporting season, i.e. 30 June 2020 at the latest, should the situation improve and resuming playing be appropriate and prudent enough.

     

     

    – Possible limitations or drops of current exclusive calendar slots, potentially resulting in the scheduling of domestic league matches in mid-week and scheduling of UEFA club competitions matches on weekends.

     

     

    . Possible adaptations of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds in case of late completion of the 2019/20 sporting season, i.e. after 30 June 2020.

  16. racist on 17th March 2020 5:34 pm

     

    ‘Without belittling the current situation, the government say they are hoping to keep Corona virus deaths down to 20,000’

     

     

     

     

     

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    Until a couple of days ago their working hypothesis was 200,000 deaths.

     

     

    At 60% infection rate that’s a fatality rate of 0.55%.

     

     

    The 20,000 figure seems overly optimistic.