So which journos were secretly being paid by Oldco?


How many people working as ‘journalists’ in Scottish football were secretly on the payroll of Oldco Rangers (or Rangers International, for that matter)?  Is this common practice in newspapers, did the Daily Record know about it? Wonder how they will play the news story…

Any suggestions as to who else might’ve been on the oldco/Sevco payroll?  Any ex-Celtic players?

Most of us have spent the last season trying to value Victor Wanyama.  If he goes, it’s important we achieve as high a price as possible, not for the money itself, but Victor’s value will be reflected in the value of the rest of the squad – and it’s important we move our player trading up the food chain.

SPL football doesn’t count towards a valuation but the Champions League does, and Victor’s five group games (less so the Juventus games) are the basis of whatever figures will be offered.

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  1. EDB



    I’ve not been on the blog over the weekend and I’m very saddened and upset to hear of the loss of your wife.


    No words from me could possibly console you but my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your daughters, stay strong for them and remember the good times.




  2. EDB



    Very sad to hear of your loss.



    I hope the massive warmth and goodwill shown to you by CQN posters over the last 24 hours provides some comfort and gives you strength for the days ahead. Most of us have never met you yet we stand beside you and your girls.



    Stay strong.

  3. Steviebhoy66 on




    Very sad to hear of your loss.



    I hope the massive warmth and goodwill shown to you by CQN posters over the last 24 hours provides some comfort and gives you strength for the days ahead. Most of us have never met you yet we stand beside you and your girls.



    Stay strong.






    Could not have said it any better




  4. edb, been away at the weekend and saddened to hear of your wifes passing. my thoughts and prayers for you and your daughters. may god keep and protect her.




  5. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    I have absolutely zero head for heights, so well done ole FLyin’ Wallenda for walking across the Grand Canyon on an ole tightrope.



    Of course, Supermo Bangura could bounce across it, if he put his mind to it.

  6. dbbia,


    and just think what golden bhoy Anthony Stokes could mange whilst on yon tightrope,

  7. AIDEN McGeady looks to be heading for


    Everton in a £4million deal according to The


    Scotsman . The former Celtic star cost Spartak


    Moscow £9.5m when they snapped him up


    three years ago.


    However, the Republic of Ireland winger is now


    entering the last 12 months of his contract


    and the Russians will take a hit on his


    transfer value before he walks away for free.


    New Goodison boss Roberto Martinez is a


    long-term admirer of the 27-year-old and


    tried to buy him for Wigan in January.

  8. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Canalamar- do you think fear of plummeting several hundred feet ito an ole ragin’ torrent could keep the bould Anto onside?

  9. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Australians now in such disarray that they must be a shoo-in to win the Ashes…



    ..get the money on them now.

  10. between that and delivering babies I expect he’d probably be too distracted, so no its most likely he’d stray off-side but only marginally

  11. EDB



    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers since I got sad news about passing your wife Moira. Take care, my friend.

  12. twists n turns on



    tried searching for the bones of Paul 67’s “journalists on the payroll of sevco” but drawn a blank. Could one of you be so kind as to fill me in with the known details of this. Is it a charlotte fakeover story or something else?

  13. Looks like Wanyama is for the off. Will be a big miss for me in centre mid.



    I hope have a similar and direct replacement lined up for when he goes.

  14. Neil Lennon is (and always will be) a Celtforlife (*O*)



    09:23 on 24 June, 2013



    Would the pertinent question not be how many journalists WEREN’T paid by Rangers??? Easier to count… No?




    Gerry McNee


    Hugh Keevins


    Ronnie Cully


    Peter Martin / McGuire


    Jim Delahunt


    imo – only saying – HH

  15. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    25K p.a for the golden prose and the diamond bright insights of M.Hately seems cheap.

  16. Daryl Broadfoot,


    Darryl King


    Keith Jackson


    Jim Traynor


    Lyndsey Herron


    Iain King


    Bill Leckie


    Gary Ralston


    Ewing Grahame


    David Leggat



    That’s the journalists that have been kicking around since Murray started at Rangers. Will be interesting to see. Think Herald, ET and DR will be main culprits out of this.

  17. Do any of you young bhoys know what this…..


    If you don’t support the Green Brigade then you’re not a Celtic… 23:08 Sun, 23 Jun 2013… all aboot ?



    Oh – I hope the link works :)


    Old fogey – CSC

  18. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Parkheadculsalford- and the bit at the very end, when he breaks into a wee run.



    A-MA-ZING, right enough.

  19. gherrybhoy57 on




    I read that article too. A really nasty piece of work. The writer and the article both.

  20. Mountblow tim on




    My sincere condolences to you and your family


    In my thoughts and prayers




  21. cavansam \o/ on

    Mark Hateley says “Paying Mark Hateley 25K per year is like a new signing”



    It had to be done…………(if it wasn’t already!)

  22. Estadio Nacional on

    Scotzine has a long history of trying to blacken the name of Celtic supporters, goes way bak to one of them inventing a story on here about signing in Aberdeen years ago.



    An attension seeking wanna be ‘main stream media’ poodle. Also one who ripped off several Celtic supporters who paid for subscriptions and didnt receive what they subscribed to.



    Who cares what the daft wee fanzine thinks?

  23. The guy who writes this stuff would not be out of place in the msm. Complete clown who thinks he is the voice of all ” reasonable” Celtic fans. He has serious delusions of grandeur.


    Best ignored IMO so as his blog does not get the hits.






    HH The Green Brigade