Stomach knots, dig deep Dave


Do you remember the knot in your stomach when we were five points behind in the league race, when every game was a ‘must win’ event? Five points is a substantial gap, eight is huge. I seriously doubt Derek McInnes reckons Aberdeen have a remote chance of winning the league, but should the gap increase to eight points tomorrow, he could be excused if he gets carried away for a moment.

Celtic will win the league but only because they will improve and win important games, like tomorrow’s against Hearts. The knot’s back in my stomach; we need the win. Although Hearts are not the league challengers this season, the scenario mirrors their visit to Celtic Park a decade ago, when they were the last non-Glasgow club to open the league season with a flurry of wins.

Resist, resist, we must resist

300 years and the tune never changes. Newco chairman, Dave King, proclaimed, “This application will be strongly resisted”, as he confirmed Charles Green has been to court to enforce the contract which, apparently, obliges Newco to pay his legal fees for actions in connection with the club, a liability which was recorded in Newco’s 2012 IPO prospectus.

King seemed to confirm Green had a good case by telling journalists Green’s legal difficulties concern his time “his time as an officer of the Club”, closing speculation on one possible angle of defence.

There’s nothing unusual in this clause in Green’s contract. Company directors can be held criminally liable for acts of corporate wrong-doing. They can be fined or jailed for actions carried out by their staff, even without a direct instruction. If you are a company director, it is your responsibility to ensure Health and Safety regulations are enforced and appropriate, and that actions by the company are not criminal.

In the event a criminal charge is levelled against a director (or former director) of a company for acts carried out by, or on behalf of, the company, directors will seek the assistance of the company in preparing and funding their defence.

This is how business is conducted and the responsibility of the non-executive directors to ensure that the actions of directors are consistent with the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders (in this instance fans).

If Green holds a contract, Kings will know his protests are empty bluster. I see estimates of legal fees in the region of £500k. There will be no change from £500k on this one, not even close. That figure might cover the photocopying costs. Dig deep, Dave.

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  1. Assuming Armstrong and Allan are still out injured.





    Lustig Boyata Ambrose Izaguirre


    Brown Bitton Rogic


    Commons Griffiths Forrest



    subs Janko, Blackett, Tierney, Johansen, GMS, Ciftci, Bailly

  2. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Heading out to Celtic Park now, primed for a big game atmosphere.



    Hope the pavement entrepreneurs are up and running with green’n white scarves, National Famine Day Memorial logo inscribed. Think I’ll buy three. One for each Celtic goal today.



    C’mon the hoops.

  3. Congratulations to Greenock Celtic Supporters Club on celebrating 70 years of existence as a Supporters Club. Thoughts go out to all those who over these last seventy years have built the club up to be the great place it is for all Celtic supporters. Tremendous night of celebration and pleasing to see Stuart Armstrong and John Kennedy turning up at the start of the evening to congratulate the Club and wish it well for the future.

  4. Going to miss the game today:((



    Wee Starry has her first live on stage performance:)) She’s playing a Bat:))



    Enjoy the game on and all of The Celtic Worldwide Family.



    Might get back in for the second half:))



    Hail Hail

  5. Dug tae walk then train to catch a to see the famous Glasgow Celtic,



    I hope & pray i never lose this childlike buzz of matchday.



    Hail Hail all and may only good things come your way.

  6. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    For anyone going to the game today along Dalmarnock Road from the Cambuslang and Rutherglen direction, there are road works at tesco and the road is down to one Lane. There are temporary traffic lights in place

  7. Is the game on TV apart from Celtic TV that is? Seems strange that a Celtic V Hearts game isn’t being televised by either Sky or BT? No doubt their cameras will be showing Warbies’ galacticos instead.



    On another subject good to see CQN mentioning an Gorta Mór ‘ The Great Hunger’ rather than ‘ the famine’. Bit of a pet hate of mine when the term ‘famine’ is used in relation to the period of mass starvation, disease and death in a land of plenty under British rule .

  8. 50 shades of green on

    Off to paradise.



    Scott Allan to score and get booked for looking at the edina huns.



    Going for 5 today.



    Leigh to score and follow Scott intae the book.



    P.s Dallas Dallas, cheers for the tip, will go the cmilk way today then .




  9. Most hearts fans I’ve met are Ok. Like all humans they are the result of the culture they were brought up in. Some 90 minute bigots. Some masonic careerist types (who give me the book) and on one unfortunate occasion a,couple of neo nazi hooligans from England who followed hearts because they thought the hearts hard core were more hard core than the Sevco hard core casuals. Pure scumbags.



    They have more football fans per head than sevco in my opinion. But I love beating them.

  10. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Man City lost a goal from a simple cross to the edge of their 6 yard box. I thought that only happened when you didn’t spend money. I blame Lawell.

  11. Captain Beefheart on

    Cifci doesn’t get a game. Without Griffiths, our season could fall apart.



    Good to see Rogic and Forrest there. James must kick on this season. Otherwise he will have to go.

  12. Captain Beefheart on

    Remember that Leonard Cohen tune about lambs going to the slaughterhouse? I reckon that Aberdeen face the same fate today. Celts will be top soon.

  13. Gordon


    Lustig Boyata Efe Izzy


    Brown Bitton


    Commons Rogic Forrest





    Like it










    That nearly went over my head,stop wi the subtlety!!!

  15. BMCUWP






    @celticfc: Celtic team to play @JamTarts Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Commons, Rogic, Forrest; Griffiths #COYBIG (MH)




  16. Subs



    @celticfc: Subs: Bailly, Ciftci, Mackay-Steven, Janko, Johansen, Blackett, Tierney (MH)










    Thanks,fellas. Family coupon always includes first scorer,so I’ve mailed them the info.



    I believe they have a success rate of one more than me in the last ten years or so…

  18. Hunderbirds are Gone on




    Thanks for digging out the BRTH piece on JW Madden. A great read and the most interesting Celtic story I have read since Mohamed Salim (spelling).



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