Roll up, roll up, crap club


The Rangers International share prospectus contained references about league reconstruction possibly expediting the club’s ascent to the Scottish Premier League for the first time.  This was never on anyone else’s agenda and was merely the latest manifestation of the train of thought that Scottish football could not, and would not, consider life without ‘Rangers’ in the top flight, or perhaps one division below.  We can only hope that the company’s budgeting was not dependent on this aspiration.

Even the most ardent advocates of the belief structure that a ‘Rangers’ branded company is wanted and needed by the rest of the game must now accept ample evidence exists that their flat earth claims are folly.  For the record, Scottish football no more needs Celtic than it did Rangers, we are a lumbering albatross around their necks.

The Rangers chief executive, Charles Green, makes a valid point about the remainder of his club’s season, “If this [12-12-18 reconstruction] does happen, what is the point of us finishing the season?

“We might as well have a winter break from now until August. I can’t see any point in carrying on with meaningless matches.”

Crap club

As many have pointed out, his is the same purpose as the teams in each division who are free of relegation threats and already out of title/promotion contention – it’s called sport, but all teams in the SFL Third Division are effectively now playing for the joy of the game itself, which is pretty much what most of the do anyway.  Let’s hope Mr Green’s comments are not widely reported to those he is trying to sell tickets to.  It was astutely reported that Green has the makings of a PT Barnum about him, but rubbishing your own product is more Gerald Ratner than Barnum.

Roll up, roll up

By contrast, PT Lawwell’s comments on the proposed reorganisation, “To be fair, it is one of the very infrequent times when the greater good of the game has been taken into account”, could be taken straight from the consensus-builder’s manual.  It remains to be seen how best to serve the greater good, but any solution has to work for every club, not just one or two.

Delighted Terry Butcher is staying in the Highlands.  Great news for Inverness and the SPL.  I’m enjoying this season; more please.

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  1. Bawsman



    17:13 on 10 January, 2013





    16:50 on


    10 January, 2013



    In 19 games Rangers have had 9 games where the opposition finished a man down, sent off by hand picked refs.



    Did you miss the perfectly good goal Berwick Rangers had chopped off at the end of their game which would have won the 3 points ?



    I think operation ‘honest mistake 2′ is in full swing mate.



    >Why the hell you talkin about Sevco on a Celtic site? Jeez next you’ll be letting us all know they are using the same refs as those used in their previous incarnation..?




  2. danso_1888


    17:18 on


    10 January, 2013



    Did you see the goal Berwick had disallowed?



    Queens Park lads two yellow cards from Collum against Sevco when he didny even think of yellow carding the Hearts player in the Embra Derby.



    The goat is off and running mate.



    It’s started

  3. Fav Unc


    I haven`t seen enough of Pirlo to be confident but if better teams than us cannot shackle him, I wouldn`t have a clue . Brown could do a decent job but we need his all round , all field commitment too much to give him a marking role.I think I will leave this one to Neil Francis.




  4. izzy


    17:27 on


    10 January, 2013




    Is there another show in town at the moment mate ;-)



    I think this year has REAL potential to even outdo last.



    They accuse us of being obsessed wi them of course but if we don’t print the funny stuff no one else will.



    And it IS funny.

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  6. 16 roads - Neil Lennon walks on water. on

    There is something really sinister about that Sky mob.



    It was a big step for me to take when i cancelled the Skysports,but i am glad that i did,and i don’t miss it at all.I don’t buy into this carry on that they are devastated over the loss of the four derby games – They were paying Scottish football a pittance when the huns were still in the SPL,and they are paying SPL clubs even less of a pittance now.



    They never show Celtic games anyway,and their SSN programme seems to be blanket coverage of Sevco.Any Celtic news is always negative anyway.Also look at the stupid kick-off times that they have imposed on the clubs,Celtic supporters have suffered most because of this – 12:15 kick-off at Inverness on a Sunday morning in the winter? WTF?



    I have also closed my Skybet account,again it was mediocre,no prices guaranteed,terrible odds.



    They are a curse on Celtic and Scottish football in general.



    F them.

  7. Is this Pirlo any better than Xavi, Messi and Iniesta?



    Big Vic’s back pocket was pure bulgin.

  8. TONYG



    16:32 on 10 January, 2013



    “……that Celtics success in Europe has benefitted everybody ”



    > Fixed that. :)

  9. miki67 – 17:23 on 10 January, 2013



    I’ll not argue about there being a lot of deception in the past, when they didn’t have to publish full accounts etc and to an extent their probably still is.



    However AIM is part of the London Stock Exchange, and while I think certain aspects of it’s operation, ie the ability of market makers to dictate the price of share (and more), it’s not going to get used for outright illegal activity.



    It is highly unlikely that it’s being used for money laundering.



    As people have pointed out Green and his pals have basically printed themselves some money based on the huge multiplier on their 1p shares.



    The institutional investors they needed are all going to walk away with a nice profit, and remember these guys think 10% is a decent return. So they’re happy to have got involved.



    Green doesn’t need illegality to make this work for him.

  10. Paul ….. Thomas Crapper did not invent the WC . What he very cleverly did was take the invention to the mass market as a distributor and installer. Of course his name became synonymous with WCs.


    Now back at Celtic…………..

  11. Does actual money change hands i.e. do these spivs actually print cheques from their accounts and send them, or is it promisary notes?


    AULDHIED ,JUNGLE JIM.for me j.forrest.very quick and can read a “dummy “i think its called a shoulder drop now.remember what dr. joe did with simon donnelly.

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  14. Bawsman 17:30



    Im sure one of the printed press or Clyde SuperScoreboard or SkyNews would pick these things up. No need for the Internet Bampots now !

  15. Sky news about to give rangers lots of air time tune in now to see it! WTF is going on with sky !

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  17. Just because something is not strictly illegal, doesn’t mean it’s not immoral, criminal, and downright wrong.


    I’m not arguing with anyone who’s knowledge is greater than mine, and you don’t have to go far for that to occur, I’m just saying that everything to do with anything or anyone associated with thems has a rank stench about it all, and they need constant reminding of how despised, reviled and loathed they are.


    Otherwise, they might think they’re getting away with it.


    And I haven’t mentioned goats once.


    : > )

  18. So Ryan McGowan has signed a 2 year deal with a Chinese club



    I wonder if Keech Jackson, Stephen McGowan and all the rest of the pro SevCo media, still think he will join the new club in September when his ’10 month deal’ (courtesy of Keech + McGowan) runs out?



    Lying muppets the lot of them

  19. Significance of the fixtures coming up between now and 12 February when we play Juventus at home?





    19 Jan Celtic v Hearts (SPL)


    27 Jan St Mirren v Celtic (SCLC)


    30 Jan Celtic v Kilmarnock (SPL)


    2 Feb Raith Rovers v Celtic (SC)


    9 Feb ICT v Celtic (SPL)





    13 Jan Parma v Juventus (Serie A)


    19 Jan Juventus v Udinese (Serie A)


    23 Jan Lazio v Juventus (Cup – 1st leg)


    26 Jan Juventus v Genoa (Serie A)


    30 Jan Juventus v Lazio (Cup-2nd leg)


    3 Feb Chievo v Juventus (Serie A)


    9 Feb Juventus v Fiorentina (Serie A)



    We have, therefore, to play 5 games before we meet Juventus on 12 Feb – games in which we could rest players should we need to IMO.



    By contrast, Juventus have to play 7 games.



    Lazio currently 2nd in Serie A (2 games to play against them!), Fiorentina sit 4th, Parma sit 8th. Chievo (away) – although in 11th place – won’t be an easy one.



    Food for thought fholks!

  20. 16 roads,



    Good man.



    Any more prepared to do their bit for truth and justice by ditching Sky Sports, or are you just going to moan on here about them, while giving them more money for the EPL and Carlo Verdi’s Big Propaganda Machine?

  21. Never mind man marking Pirlo, better teams than us have tried and failed.



    Let them worry about us and the God that is…..




  22. Pirlo loves to sit deep, pick the ball up and spray it around.


    He also can get riled quite easily.


    For that reason maybe have Broonie and others tag team him.


    Broonie to get in his face and put him off his game then Vic give him a wee dig but always have a back up as he is clever and set pieces from in and around 25 yds out must be avoided.


    I played against some lads from Liverpool once and by the end of the game I was having a personal battle with about 6 of them as they took it in turns to have a dig and wind me up.


    BTW it worked as I got booked for dissent late in the game and they all were just doing what they did best.

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  24. Yeah, SKY can get to funk as well. They may be missing the OF games but today for pro sevco has been a joke, Wheres all the Chelski headlines and torres failure again. stuff. Be under no illusion here Bhoys cg is just getting started and the msm love it. Good read there with regards to cg saying that his latest guff is to take the shine off the magners deal and its worked tbh. annoyed me all day when we should be happy about magners. Fud!




  25. Evening all.



    To those who suggested Russia for the zombies: why should the Russians have to put up with them? Still yet to see a zombie in Russia. Zenit supporters cannot even remember much about old co. I did once see an oldco scarf in a pub in St Petersburg… Some spittle seemed to spring from my mouth and sprayed all over said scarf. It was a childish, disrespectful act. Yet it was most satisfactory!



    Surprised that Peter Lawwell was praised by NegAnon! That is his job NegAnon. He has been terrific for Celtic. The sooner more see that, the better.



    A lot of our people are laughing at newco fans’ slavish support for Chuckles. Many of our support would do likewise if we had a Chuckles equivalent. That is the scary aspect!

  26. Ten Men Won The League


    17:54 on


    10 January, 2013




    So its Shandong Luneng Taishan in china for 2years for Ryan McGowan.


    I met someone who started to tell me Ryan was going to be going just to kill time till he could join SEVCO.


    “did you read that in the papers ” said I


    “yes” he replied ,


    “you should know better by now” said I shaking my head.


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    “aye” said he hanging his head in shame.


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    Just phoned him “I know I Know F***** Lying record”said he before I could say a word. :))



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  28. Serious question here.



    I have missed this development but can someone explain to me the Kojo & The Singing Detective “chats”.



    Is it deliberate?



    Its bizarre

  29. Where is that pier by the palm trees in the sunset in the picture at the head of the CQN page?



    It looks like somewhere I’ve been in California.

  30. notthebus18:28 on


    10 January, 2013


    Serious question here.



    I have missed this development but can someone explain to me the Kojo & The Singing Detective “chats”.



    Is it deliberate?



    Its bizarre




    You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic

  31. voguepunter



    California may be passe but it’s annoying me!



    Santa Monica perchance is the pier in the picture?