Supporting your ex, hurting the one you love, ballsy Ashley


I’ve plenty of sympathy for Niall McGinn for coming under pressure after being spotted at the Kilmarnock-Celtic game on Monday, but not in any way distressed.  Players watch former clubs all the time, it’s not even remotely an issue, but Niall is experiencing the cost of playing in a team at the top of the league.  Aberdeen fans would neither notice nor care where he was on Monday if they were in their usual mid-table spot.

A taste of internecine strife does more damage than any external party could ever hope to inflict.  Glad to hear it’s taken route at our nearest rivals.  On a similar note…….

A serious bid to bring newco Rangers to its knees got into full swing yesterday, as thousands of ‘fans’ signed up to spend not a penny more with the club, while mock-Rangers jerseys (should that be mock-mock-Rangers?), sold by fans’ groups, were profiled in the media.

If you know your history, 20 years ago a group of Celtic fans, some working on the frontline, some working behind the scenes, orchestrated the Celts for Change campaign, which ultimately brought regime change at Celtic.

Celts for Change had two fundamental factors in their favour: people with access to the money required to resolve the club’s problems were among them, while those running Celtic did not have access to significant funds, personal or otherwise.

The lessons of Celts for Change is that before you hurt the club you love: make sure you are capable of laying a glove on those you are trying to damage, and when you bring things to a head, ensure you have the money to put things right.  In newco’s case this will be many tens of millions.

I backed Celts for Change and I wholeheartedly back those who are trying to bring down newco.  Their plans and foresight are exceptional.

Care to guess which Scottish club has been most active in the transfer market this month?  Falkirk, who have signed their fifth player.  They have won six of their last seven games and are now within a win of getting into a play-off spot.  Hot tip for the play-offs: Falkirk, Hibs, Queen of the South and Ross County.

What about Mike Ashley yesterday appointing Duff & Phelps as administrators to one of his companies?  Just in case you think he’s not ballsy.

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  1. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    joe filippis haircut



    12:15 on 8 January, 2015



    Can”t agree with you there …….. in sport, with it’s very high profile, it is imperative that the ‘right messages’ / example is promoted….particularly for society’s youth …….also, rape is a heinous crime and everything possible needs to be done to highlight this fact across society.

  2. philvisreturns on

    Congratulations to jimbob71 on his stunning podium victory. (thumbsup)



    Canamalar – if somebody destroyed Airdrie, how would we be able to tell? (thumbsup)

  3. Blackburn Rovers’ net debt has risen to £79.8m as they struggle to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.



    The Championship club are currently under a transfer embargo for breaching FFP regulations.



    Under existing rules, clubs were permitted to lose no more than £8m in total last season, but Rovers recorded losses of £42.1m.



    Another club Sounness was involved in going down the tubes.




  4. Stairheedrammy on

    So what’s the long term goal for those advocating the Evans fella be hounded away from work, will it stop when he dies?

  5. It’s getting a head of steam up in it’s surge to oblivion is HMS Govan…………..I wonder if Doncasters statement (still Oldco) was a well aimed boot in the slats for Ashley treating him like the irrelevance he is?


    Admin = 25 Points

  6. jimbob71 is praying with wee Oscar on

    I think Nial McGinn was a wee bit silly being in with our fans against Kilmarnock.


    Yes he is a fan but playing for a near rival, at this moment anyway, if he wanted to see the game he should probably have taken a corporate seat or similar.

  7. jimbob71 is praying with wee Oscar




    12:29 on 8 January, 2015




    Philvisreturns, where were you today, changing a nappy?! ;-)




    Watching spongebob squarepants :)))


    like myself :)))))

  8. philvisreturns on

    canamalar – they have a Tesco in Airdrie? I assumed the locals just ate unwary pedestrians. (thumbsup)



    leftclicktic – I love Spongebob, and so does my wee fella. He even has teeth like Spongebob. (thumbsup)

  9. jimbob71 is praying with wee Oscar on

    trad88, so I’ve heard!!!



    leftclicktic & Philvisreturns…….. Spongebob up to nutjobbery? On daytime TV?! :-)

  10. Paul


    I can’t get my head around Big Mike’s decision to put USC into administration. He’s a bloody billionaire after all. Surely a front loaded war chest should have been provided to USC managers. They could then go out a buy whatever Hugo Boss and Armani goods in the market place. In no time they would be up there competing with House of Fraser etc…

  11. Surely it makes sense for a footballer to watch a game that involves your closest rivals.


    Watching a game live would give you a better idea of how they play,spot weaknesses etc.,


    In McGinn case,he would be sitting behind the Celtic defence,watching their movement etc.,Yes McGinn is a clever guy.

  12. Scanned the rags,Keech Jingle Jangle Jackhun said McGinn had been “caught….” at the Celtic v Killie game,that is what we are up against.

  13. Philvis..,


    And there was me thinking is was for the kids to practice their shoplifting during family days out.

  14. Dear Nial,



    In Scotland you can support who you like in any way you like Except Celtic.



    Now that you know the rules you will be able to lead a normal life.







  15. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    12:28 on 8 January, 2015



    Yes …. But what does it mean ? …… Hahahahahahaha

  16. philvisreturns on

    stairheedrammy – the Ched Evans case is one of the strangest outbreaks of moral panic I’ve ever seen.



    We expect footballers to be moral paladins do we? Since when?



    Also, on the facts of the case, he should never have been convicted of rape. The decision to jail him and let his fellow accused go free was absurd. (thumbsup)

  17. I’ve seen in suggested a fewe places that once Sarver puts in his £20M for control he then has to spend another £16M to buyout the existing shareholders per AIM rules. I believe they can waive this, as happened with our own DD when he took his holding over 30%.



    So £20M in minus £3M to MA, and £8M til the end of the season. Leaves £9M to cover losses in next season. So they’d still need to massively reduce costs. Especially if they failed to get promoted.

  18. 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon ….The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors




    12:55 on 8 January, 2015


    Ashley has the thing under control ,it’s his move.:)))

  19. oldcastlebhoy supports Wee Oscar on

    I seem to recall a cheeky chappy and ian durrant (i think) been in the crowd at the new years day “shame game” jumping and cheering with the Rangers fans when they were with Kilmarnock if I remember correctly. I watched the game in Barlinnie Prison Officer club and was sitting beside Bobby Wiliamson who found the whole thing hilarious.

  20. traditionalist88



    12:40 on 8 January, 2015






    Just as well theres no pics from the Brazen!





    No been in there for ages, is it still a quiet wee pub…!



    Ayrshire is Green and White

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