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I try to avoid those who really should be avoided but I caught the report of Peter Lawwell’s Sky TV interview on their website yesterday.  The “No summer sales” headline was misleading in itself as our chief exec actually said “there is no real necessity to sell players now”.

We are a solvent and well-run football club, there is no real, or imagined, necessity to sell, but there is an enormous leap between this status and “no summer sales”.  All clubs, not just Celtic, sell when an offer exceeds their valuation for a player and they believe the money could be more productively redeployed elsewhere.  There is no necessity for Manchester City to sell players, not until the oil runs out in the Middle East, anyway, but they may still sell.

Best part of the article was from Charlie Nicholas, “I’m a bitter idiot. Listen, I’ll prove it…..”

I’ve translated that quote from the vernacular.

Loved newco Rangers accounts.  £3.5m in the bank on 31 December, £1.5m loan since, so they have £5m to operate until the season ticket money comes in, which will just be enough, but cash burn is running at over £1m per month; close to £15m a year.

£30m-£50m is not enough.

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  1. bognorbhoy oscar in my thoughts on

    Shameless bump ….HAIL HAIL

     

     

     

    WeefratheTim

     

    11:28 on

     

    28 March, 2014

     

    A wee update for our wee hero………..

     

     

    @Wee_Oscar: A big book of messages and pics from classmates was delivered by Oscars lovely teachers today. So precious #TeamOscar http://t.co/k1EgCqCTkh

     

     

    Weefra HH supporting and praying for Wee Oscar.

  2. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    Starry

     

     

    Well done son take a bow. Lunch time now in North Glasgow!

  3. Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES on

    Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES

     

     

    12:13 on 28 March, 2014

     

     

    Kitalba,

     

     

    I deliberately chose the words FAR MORE.

     

    I am happy to repeat them.

     

    I get angry when I hear the motives of somebody like Jeanette, who has selflessly given so much to our club, being questioned & denigrated.

     

    I am only giving the opinion of one thick, old Celtic supporter for what it is worth.

     

    It is all any of us has.

     

     

    Good luck.

  4. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    HH

     

     

    Championees obviously SMSM hurting.. Herald front page, Martin Williams takes up where Richard Wilson left off. Sevco propagandist! For a business editor he s no concept of liquidation

  5. We don’t need to sell … but at some stage our big players will want to move on to a better league. I just hope that the likes of Fraser and Virgil give us another year or two and then get a massive move rather than settling for a club in the lower reaches of the EPL or wherever.

  6. Kilbowie Kelt:

     

     

    Pull it in, when have you ever heard me say anything derogatory about Jeanette Findlay?

     

     

    Your opinion is as valid as mine because it immeasurable, that was the point of my post about the invisible string. Decrying yourself old and thick is your choice.

     

     

    If you’d read what I posted and have posted for months you’d appreciate my support for the supporter.

  7. Declan Is Neil Lennon 1888 Hates being 2nd on

    Paul67 – £1.6m of that £3.5m not unavailable to them because it is locked into the Sports Direct deal. It is paid in drips and drabs via dividends with Ashley at pre-agreed times

  8. Charlie Nicholas didn’t say anything different from what is posted here daily IMO.If a bid of £15 mil for van Dijk is made,will we knock it back ? No chance.

  9. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    £30m-£50m is not enough.

     

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    Nowhere near it, Paul. But don’t tell them! :-)

  10. Will be delighted if Sevco survive until the the ST monies comes in.

     

    Why? Because they will then be into the new season and then ineavitable administration/liquidation will mean they will take the points deduction of 15 points (or is it 25?) next season.

     

    With Hearts and maybe Hibs in the championsip , an administration process to go thru with the ineavitable cost cutting (presumably) I cant see them making the SPL at the first attempt. Even with a deluge of honest mistakes!

  11. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    quantum 12:35

     

     

    That’s the advantage the spivs have. They’re not too fussed about points deductions. As long as they get their money back they’re not too worried if it takes a year or two longer then they may have originally thought.

     

     

    Be interesting to see what position Ally takes up. Does he side with the fans and King? Or does he realise that by doing that he will not have any money to buy new players and so plead with them to give their season ticket money up front?

  12. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    GlassTwoThirdsFull

     

    Sleekit will do what King asks(IMHO)

     

     

    Remember the look on their faces when they went and had a look at the “crime scene” at the start of Greens Reign:))

     

     

    The phrase “thick as thieves” springs to mind :)))

     

     

    Till later all

     

    Nursery Run time

  13. macjay

     

     

     

    I posted earlier on the run and I have just caught your replies:-

     

     

    us all” i.e. bloggers.ie fellow Celtic supporters
Judge not,lest ye be judged.
If you want to take my reply literally ,then you have a point.
If you feel that`s a “gotcha”,then be my guest.
Enjoy your victory.


     

     

    I read your reply as it reads, i.e. literally. I await your communication of your point via the medium of expressive dance.

     

    Call it a gotcha if you want to sour it. I was just stating that judging IS a normal human activity, we all do it and it cannot and should not be avoided. Judgmentalism should be avoided but, without judgements, we are gullible and open to anything.

     

     

     

    I was however speaking in the context of judging fellow bloggers ,fellow Celtic supporters,and subsequently bullying them.As T.S.D. is judged ,bullied and vilified.

     

     

    I’ll own up to your judgements on judging and vilifying TSD. I’ll reject your judging me a bully. My motivation with TSD was expressed early on, if any young Muslim supporter of Celtic was discouraged from continuing to support us, by reading TSD’s indiscriminate filth about his/her religion, then I would be ashamed by a lack of response from fellow Celtic fans in letting this pass.

     

     

    It is not about ordinary right-wing politics. Yourself, Invercelt, John O’Neil and philvis occupy(ied) that slot and do not get that response because you are, at heart, decent and discriminate, however misguided.

     

     

     

    I`m interested in the welfare of Celtic.My only motivation.Fellow bloggers opinions of me are irrelevant.

     

    You made a reference to my “reds under the bed “concerns the other day.
I read on here that Jeanette Findlay was an admirer of Trotsky.Would you happen to know if that is true?

     

     

    I know what she said. You were told what she said. You have continued to ignore the import and intent of what she said and, by continuing to pose the question, after you received the answer, you are indulging in a McCoist tactic, and any cuteness involved in that approach has long left the scene. Let me remind anyone not familiar with the podcast that Jeanette said “she admired Trotsky among that lot (the revolutionary set) because he was a bit of a party animal”. She was clear that she was not referring to loyalty to and energy within the Communist Party but dedication to a piss-up and womanising. So, you can now berate her on other grounds.

     

     

     

     

    I`m absolutely certain I never referred to J.F. in that way (a red under the bed).

     

    I`m certain I never called Jack Jones a Russian spy.I most certainly referred to informed opinion that he was in the pay of the K.G.B.
From memory,the source WAS the K.G.B.

     

     

    Now, don’t be cute! I framed it as a “red under the bed” type scare. You just left scurrilous hints that she had an agenda, was interested in self-promotion only, was an entryist, and she did not fit your profiling of fellow Celt, fellow blogger, or whatever other quality gets you under the wire.

     

    Similarly, your highlighting of a KGB source’s disinformation campaign as a counter agent was not free of your own opinion or endorsement, now, was it? Have the courage of your convictions and own up to the fact that, even if you were not fully convinced of their validity, you felt they had enough substance to make you feel they were likely to be true as they fitted your world view.

     

    I know Jack Jones died without a rich estate to bequeath. I know he did not live in palatial circumstances. I know and do not grudge that he had a comfortable house and lifestyle, latterly, as he continued to campaign for pensioner rights in his own old age.

     

    People like Jack Jones and Jeanette Findlay campaigned to make other people’s lives better. If, in the course of doing that, they become the focus of attention and are famous or infamous, I judge that as an unfortunate but inevitable side effect. Jack did not ride a Trade Union gravy train to riches and fame; he would have been far better rewarded if he’d used his persuasive talents in favour of the rich and privileged, as so many did and do. Equally, Jeanette has not hitched a ride on Celtic to enrich herself or advance personal policies. She is a regular and worthy supporter of Celtic and she has views, shared by many others, who have grouped together to advance these ideas, which they consider to be representative of Social Justice.

     

     

    By all means, oppose the views if they are distasteful to you.

     

     

    But play the ball and not the man (or woman)!

     

     

    You are better than that.

  14. The one word that will really,really annoy the hunchbacks more than any other was the one my fellow ginger ninja used after the game on Wednesday .Dominance.we know it and so do they

  15. The best thing Sevco could do would be to ditch Ally and bring in a McInness or a McCall and bunch of experienced old pros from the SPL and the first division (don’t know what the leagues are called in new money).

     

     

    Even the bears have twigged that Ally is only good for pie munching.

     

    A McInness or a McCall would shift just as many season tickets as the sleekit chappie.

     

     

    Fortunately, it would cost them a hefty sum in compensation to give him his last pay day (cos he’s a spriv and he widnae get a job anywhere else).

     

    So it’s looks like he’s there for the full journey…

  16. macjay

     

     

    Apologies, the reply :-

     

     

    “I know what she said. You were told what she said. You have continued to ignore the import and intent of what she said and, by continuing to pose the question, after you received the answer, you are indulging in a McCoist tactic, and any cuteness involved in that approach has long left the scene. Let me remind anyone not familiar with the podcast that Jeanette said “she admired Trotsky among that lot (the revolutionary set) because he was a bit of a party animal”. She was clear that she was not referring to loyalty to and energy within the Communist Party but dedication to a piss-up and womanising. So, you can now berate her on other grounds.”

     

     

     

    was my reply to your quotes and question- “Do you happen to know if it is true?”

     

     

    I did not intend my words to be mistaken for yours in that bolded section.

  17. Marrakesh Express on

    So McCoist is on Goals on Sunday this week. As text questions are usually read out (NL being asked if he missed Rangers) it would be interesting to hear the Third tier manager’s response to ‘who’s name is on the Ibrox title deeds?’ or ‘why do you need and £8m wage bill to win a league against postmen and Asda workers’ or ‘why did you publicly ask for the names of the panel members when you already knew them?’ or ‘which officials were on the list of football gamblers you held up in front of the cameras that day?’

     

    I can see him squirming now.

  18. Great points you raised there , Paul.

     

    Disappointed PL didn’t ping the guy when reference to Old Firm was made though. I’d loved PL to deny existence of same.

     

    Are we buying Marc Crosas Yet does anyone know!!!!

     

     

    KINGLuBO

  19. Marrakesh Express

     

    A question I would love to ask:

     

    “Ally, why does the badge on the Sevco jersey ressemble the Starry Plough?”

  20. A LEGNED surely.

     

     

    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon

     

    13:09 on

     

    McCoist must stay. He’s a pure legend.

  21. Hamiltontim:

     

     

    Was he sticking up for the person in question more so than I was, or are we invoking a new, immeasurable uber-Tim licence qualification? Because that’s the feckin way it read to me….

  22. sixtaeseven

     

    13:13 on

     

    28 March, 2014

     

    Marrakesh Express

     

    A question I would love to ask:

     

    “Ally, why does the badge on the Sevco jersey ressemble the Starry Plough?”

     

     

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    I’m sure if he heard Starry Plough, he’ll be thinking Big Dipper, and head straight to MacDonalds for a large Dipper Meal and a McFlurry.

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