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. Going to Irvine in the morning to see a good Tim pal.



    Then going to the Game on the Irvine CSC bus, will be in the club for a few before the bus leaves .



    Any CQN ers say hello and i will buy you a beer.




  2. My monthly electricity bill dropped into my Inbox just a few moments ago.


    I’m going to save it into the Phantom Folder.


    I’m sure I have nothing to be concerned about.

  3. Anyone help me out? Won the tickets in the competition yesterday. Premier seats in the Jock Stein stand. What’s the dress code?

  4. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    For those going to the game tomorrow travelling along Dalmarnock Road from Cambuslang or Rutherglen direction.



    There are roadworks at the traffic lights at tesco on Dalmarnock Road . There are temporary traffic lights and the road is reduced to one lane.



    I passed through the roadworks around thirty minutes ago and wasn’t delayed . This probably won’t be the case before and after our game tomorrow.

  5. Aw Naw.



    I agree with you both. Football is like substance abuse , suppliers uses addiction to rule the roost and feather their own nest.



    It’s not a change of personnel that is need but new structures and a different culture where laws are obeyed.



    What the last few years tell me is that the snouts in the trough are not all football and criminal behaviour is much more prevalent than we imagine.



    As regards politicians the pursuit of votes and lineing of pockets present hurdles too high for most.



    I’m fine thanks for asking.

  6. Jimmynotpaul on 25th September 2015 6:57 pm



    Hope so pal



    How are you, see P is in a warmer place than Irvine.




  7. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Agreed and Celtic’s largest stakeholders are part of the problem. At liocal and international level.Their three monkeys act is deliberaye policy.




  8. Butsy.


    I’m good my friend.


    Aye Paddy is in Greece for N.B.s wedding, I’m sure it will be a blast.


    Enjoy your day with the Irvine bhoys I’m sure it will be great fun.


    P.S. who will slag Stevie tomorrow then?

  9. thefat1.



    Smart but Casual.No sportswear.No replica jerseys. No sports shoes. No dress code for U16s.



    I go into the lounges and I’ve seen Celtic scarfs Celtic Tops Sports shoes. and working clothes, but I would imagine you could get thrown out if you were like any of the descriptions i have typed above

  10. Salutations to Sevco they have peaked. A three year old club has equalled Laurel and Hardy for me. Without looking they make me smile.




  11. Like Tiny Tim I take the Aberdeen challenge very seriously…because they do. They are winning games where they dropped points last year; I love the challenge but it is real and they believe they can win.



    Unfortunately the stupid SMSM are too blinkered to embrace a league race from both sides, the default position is to support Aberdeen…ah well, bring it on Dons HH

  12. thefat1.



    I couldn’t say yes or no, I never wear jeans, so I’d never get knocked back for wearing them. When you get your tickets you’ll also get lanyards to put round your neck, that’s the most important thing you should worry about, if you haven’t got your lanyard on you wont get into the lounges.



    What I wrote in the first reply I took from my lanyard,these are the rules, you may be okay to wear a scarf ,depends who’s on the doors.


    No doubt someone will tell you about the wearing of jeans.

  13. Good evening friends.



    To the 46 that have already entered the Last Man Standing 5 competition to raise funds for Wee Shay – there should be 3 emails with you now detailing the rules, the payment details and the opening fixtures. .



    Please continue to contact us if you want to join in by dropping an email to cqnlastmanstanding@gmail.com



    There’s every chance that another plug for the competition will appear near the top of Page 5 ;-)

  14. eddieinkirkmichael on

    I’m at the Hydro for Kev Bridges show, Peter Lawell is sitting right next to me. I kid you not, anyone got any questions they want me to ask him?

  15. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    *****CQN Badges and cufflinks update*****



    4th edition CQN badges (£5ea plus p&p) and 1st edition CQN cufflinks (£8ea plus p&p) now available to buy. Will post worldwide.



    Order yours at CQNbadges@gmail.com.



    All profits go to Help Shay Along The Way

















    ps Both Doc and myself will be at CQN corner tomorrow before the game with them as well, so bring plenty of money (but only of course if you wish to purchase) :-)

  16. Eddie Bhoy……………



    Ask him where the Suvulll money went?……………Please!







  17. eddieinkirkmichael on 25th September 2015 8:04 pm



    I’m at the Hydro for Kev Bridges show, Peter Lawell is sitting right next to me. I kid you not, anyone got any questions they want me to ask him?




    Proof that KevJ has been seen oot

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