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I don’t know anything about Stefan Johansen, who is one of several central midfield players Celtic are tracking, but I’m pleased we’re scouting for this area.  There’s no question we are missing a penalty box predator but you could make a case that the sense of calm and control exerted by Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park is a more telling absence.

Nir Biton has all the potential to get there eventually but it’s going to take him time.  He reminds me of Ki, who a couple of seasons ago was fifth choice central mid for Celtic, behind Brown, Wanyama, Ledley and Kayal.  This season I’ve watched him collect and distribute, close space and bring shape to a struggling Sunderland team.

I’ve also watched a bit of Barry Robson since his return to Aberdeen.  Despite his advancing years he remains one of the most intelligent footballers in the game.  His arrival in the Celtic midfield six years ago changed Celtic into a winning team.    You don’t need Pele for this role, just a tactically aware athlete.

How many accountants does it take to tell you that losing circa £1m per month is not a good idea?  Lots, apparently.
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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    SUMMA OF SAMMI

     

     

    I’m sure that WEEFRATHETIM’s flounce factor is related to his blood pressure post 10pm.

     

     

    It always seems to spike around that time.

     

     

    Curiously,this is usually about the time that this creature of the night weakens from his slumbers to crawl around Wiltshire and annoy people elsewhere.

     

     

    I wonder if there is a connection?

  2. boaby

     

     

    It’s more likely to be my alcohol pressure post 10pm. You working tonight? :)

     

     

    Weefra HH supporting Wee Oscar.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    THE BARCA MOLE 1345

     

     

    Absolutely brilliant post,mate!

     

     

    Beer everywhere,mind-so you owe me a pint.

  4. Summa:

     

     

    Wullie where’s my joint?

     

     

    Nah! I was just thinking, no matter what happens, I think it’ll be a long time before I see the likes of them pull on a Rangers top again – in anger.

  5. BMCUW ………FC not PLC 15:16 on 11 January, 2014………..

     

     

    Wondered wer ye wur??????

     

    Nae (intentional) puerile humour allowed oan here OK!

     

     

    Change of plans re flights back to UK; e-mail you tomorrow or will call/phone you during the week……………

     

     

    Regards & Hail Hail

     

    TBM

  6. Bom dia from the Sand dunes of Rio Grande de Norte.

     

     

    Two things today

     

     

    1. Jock Sten v the Press

     

     

    The Road to Hampden book is a “factional” vesrion of events. At the outset of Jock’s tenure it describes a day where he marched the Press out for shooting practice (they failed miserably) in an attempt to show them “it’s easier to criticize than do”. Anybody any idea if this was an actual event or just a bit of writer’s licence?

     

     

     

    2. The Brasileirão Relegation Sage.

     

     

    Scotland’s not the only place wi internet bampots.

     

     

    A Portugesa fan was so incensed by the CBF’s “injustice” which saw his team relegated recently, he took out a civil action against them and WON.

     

     

    So, now (until the next round of the saga) the CBF have had to reinstate Portugeas to Serie “A” and Fluminense go back to Serie “B” (which was how it ended up at the end of the season).

     

     

    …so there you have it.

  7. .

     

     

    Kit..

     

     

    Tut Tut and Double Tut Tut..

     

     

    Think you are Thinking of the Scapegoat Wullie Johnstone..Winger Yes,,Great Player No..

     

     

    Good at Sitting on the Ball though..;-)

     

     

    Summa

  8. Rioskorrie 15:29 on 11 January, 2014

     

     

    Bom dia meu amigo……. Long time eh!

     

    Hope that you and your’s are well……

     

     

    Regards & Hail Hail

     

    TBM

  9. The five most psychotic players I ever saw playing for Rangers (in no particular order):

     

     

    Terry Hurlock

     

     

    Graeme Souness

     

     

    John Greig

     

     

    El Hadji Diouf

     

     

    Kevin Muscat/Craig Moore/Fernando the commando/Novo

  10. Kitalba

     

     

    What about Gregor Stevens & Forsyth & Alex McDonald & McCulloch & Iain Ferguson & Jardine & Wullie Johnston & on & on & on & on & on & on & on

  11. The five biggest diddies I ever saw playing for Rangers (in no particular order):

     

     

    Hugh Dallas

     

     

    Campbell Ogilvie

     

     

    Jabba

     

     

    Jean-Alain Boumsong

     

     

    Kyle Bartley/Kyle Lafferty

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    THE BARCA MOLE

     

     

    Keep me posted,bud. As long as I have a bit of notice,I should be able to book time off.

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    WEEFRATHETIM.

     

     

    No,not tonight. My company spoil me with a day of rest.

     

     

    Hopefully a quiet week next week with nearly a full crew. Should just need to turn up,ooooops,jinxed it!

  14. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    A question for any finance Bhoys out there …… if a business is liquidated and has no creditors (or very few)’ what happens to the asset sale money ? ……… It doesn’t go to the shareholders, by any chance, does it ….?

  15. Kitalba

     

     

    Wasn’t disagreeing mate just wanted to highlight the multitudes of Hunnish pyscos they have had.

     

    Could go on all day!

  16. TBM 15:35 – Bimbling away in the sand dunes here in a place called Guamaré, RN, Brasil (sorta place that if God wanted to give the world an enema he’d stick the tube in here). Last we met was Lisboã. Right?

     

     

    Still see Gerry C when I get back to Jockland. His guitar playing’s not get any better, but his Faith is kept as strong as ever !

  17. BMCUW………FC not PLC 15:48 on 11 January, 2014

     

     

    THE BARCA MOLE

     

    Keep me posted,bud. As long as I have a bit of notice,I should be able to book time off…….

     

     

    No worries pal… The month of March is penciled in HB2……… The ‘Cheltenham Dogs night meeting’ is still a ‘good thing’ and all being well, The Wolverhampton Gold Cup could be fitted to suit or even suited to fit…….. Cheers………..

     

     

    Regards & Hail Hail

     

    TBM

  18. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    67 HEAVEN

     

     

    Not sure that I am correct on it.

     

     

    Such a process is known as “Winding up” the company.

     

     

    It ceases to exist,exactly the same as in liquidation.

     

     

    Assets are dispersed in order by law to banks,creditors,authorities.

     

     

    Any surplus becomes “shareholder funds” to be distributed accordingly.

     

     

    In the case of a partnership where the company is not a PLC,that partnership’s ownership defines the disbursement of the surplus as if shares applied.

  19. Burghbhoy:

     

     

    Wasn’t taking it the wrong way but I couldn’t list them all, come on mate, Christmas is coming….

     

     

    My nominee for Gollum… Gordon Smith .

  20. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    THE BARCA MOLE

     

     

    Haha,one wee slip and I get crucified!

     

     

    Awright,crucified for all of my slips,of which there are many….

     

     

    Nae chance of us meeting at Cheltenham as CQTEN is on Gold Cup Day,and you are already booked.

     

     

    Might not be any chance of me meeting anyone for a few weeks after that while I lick my wounds,try the busking,sell my body (vivisectionists,obviously) and just cry at my stupidity.

     

     

    Again.

  21. Rioskorrie

     

     

    15:56 on 11 January, 2014

     

     

    TBM 15:35 – Bimbling away in the sand dunes here in a place called Guamaré, RN, Brasil (sorta place that if God wanted to give the world an enema he’d stick the tube in here). Last we met was Lisboã. Right?

     

    Still see Gerry C when I get back to Jockland. His guitar playing’s not get any better, but his Faith is kept as strong as ever !………………..

     

     

    Aye, for sure.

     

    Lisboã, that long ago eh!

     

    Just glad to know that all is well in your world.

     

    Stay safe and well……….

     

     

    Say hello and God Bless to the good ghuys………..

     

     

    Regards & Hail Hail

     

    TBM

  22. Right in the middle of a Great sporting weekend we have the Loving Cup gate scandal.

     

     

    Heineken Cup rugby games as a backdrop to some top EPL games Sheffield Wed trouncing dirty Leeds. Barca with a real challenge from Athletico then the NFL play off games and throw in a bit of One Day Australia v England cricket and a Celtic Euro Cup Final.

     

     

    Great to see ‘tradition and brown brogues’ before the renewal of that 3rd tier rivalry Sevco v East Fife taking pride if place in the sporting calendar.

  23. BMCW

     

     

    Bit confused and concerned. Please clarify! You write….

     

     

    UMight not be any chance of me meeting anyone for a few weeks after that while I lick my wounds,try the busking,sell my body (vivisectionists,obviously) and just cry at my stupidity.

     

    *************

     

     

    Can I just check – is this malarkey going on at the races or the cqn10 night out?

     

     

    Just asking cos I ‘m booked for the latter event and that kinda shenanigans wasn’t in my plan for the night?!?!!

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  24. BMCUW………FC not PLC 16:05 on 11 January, 2014………….

     

     

    Well meaning and well intentioned comrades may have booked such but I will be in Cheltenham as discussed previously, and if we have to charter a flight back for the ‘seeyouthen rigmarole’ then we can do so, Gold Cup winnings considered…………..

     

     

    Mind you I might end up watching each of said events on an illegal stream from a prison cell in Cebu if I don’t get my ‘absconder’s visa’ sorted…………

     

    Long story but it actually involves a couple of ex Celts and some illustrious contributors to this site………..eh Ravi???????

     

     

    Regards & Hail Hail

     

    TBM

  25. “BBC Scotland reporter Chick Young at Ibrox, where Rangers lead 1-0: “East Fife have a bit of belief about them. They are playing good one-touch football and Rangers are being dismantled. The crowd have gone a bit silent here.””

     

     

    Outplayed by East Fife? Surely not …

  26. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers ………fc not plc

     

     

    16:00 on 11 January, 2014

     

     

    That’s what I thought…….. Is this the plan down ipox way……!!!!!!!??

     

     

    Not outwith the realms of possibility…..mmmmmmmmm

  27. GordonJ

     

     

    Thank you for… Making my day!

     

     

    Some silences are golden!

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  28. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers ………fc not plc

     

     

    16:00 on 11 January, 2014

     

     

    Sorry……meant to also THANK. you for responding to my question……!!!!!!!!

  29. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    St Mirren getting beat 2-0………good

  30. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    This sevco mob are doing ok in the 3rd division …. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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