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Stomach knots, dig deep Dave

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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. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Saturday’s boys live life with insults,

     

    Drink lots of beer and wait for half time results,

  2. Afternoon tea in the light-a-bite – chat up the girls – they dig it!

     

    Saturday’s girls work in Tesco’s and Woolworths,

     

    Wear cheap perfume ’cause its all they can afford,

     

    Go to discos they drink Babycham talk to Jan – in bingo accents.

     

     

    The JamCSC

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

    marspapa on 25th September 2015 10:29 pm

     

     

    Might see you and The Shadow in there if I can get the kids sorted in time. Busy morning ahead.

     

     

    Will bring your badges as well

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  5. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Drive cortinas, fur trimmed dashboards, stains on the seats, in the back of course

  6. Saturdays kids play one arm bandits,

     

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    theJAMcsc

  7. Roy 10.55

     

     

    Ma da has been up there since 1995 and ma mum since 2008 so it’s a place I love to go, and even enjoy the weather !

     

     

    Plus my u-21 fitba days our home park was just up the road on the grass parks next to the high flats (back in the early 90s)

  8. GreeninbingleyinOslo on

    EddieInKirkmichael

     

     

    Could you ask PL for his exact whereabouts at 12.30pm Dallas time on November 22 1963?

     

     

    Just to eliminate him from the CQN enquiries like.

  9. Saturdays kids live in council houses,

     

    Wear v-necked shirts and baggy trousers,

     

    Drive Cortinas fur trimmed dash boards,

     

    Stains on the seats – in the back of course!

     

     

    WellerCSC

  10. Dallas….

     

     

    I wasn’t allowed a “mod parker” so am afraid I was still a SKA bhoy with the staples and Harrington jacket, the Specials and Madness were my bag although I did appreciate some of the Jam’s music but too me they were the snobby Mods from the “estate” next too our scheme