That’s not an outbreak of Tourettes you hear


No, that’s not an outbreak of Tourettes across small patches in the west of Scotland, it is the long-suffering Newco fans realisation that their board have been breathtakingly incompetent in their attempts to recruit a manager.

In many respects, briefing the media ahead of their two games against Aberdeen and an AGM that Derek McInnes would be installed at Ibrox this week, had the desired effect. The players were sufficiently motivated to out-perform Aberdeen, while Dave King got through the AGM on a nod and a wink. The falsehood of the assertion, however, will surely come at a cost. King will hope that memories fade before he has to face fans again in 51 weeks.

My immediate reaction when I read the ridiculous statement from Newco last night was that their hilarious PR system was at the keyboard while jaked. They spend six weeks targeting McInnes, then, after he rejected them, claimed this was evidence he was not up to the job.

An obscure phrase was used, “concomitant risk”, instead of the more common “associated risk”. There’s a fair bit of research into why people unnecessarily use complex and obscure words instead of simpler alternatives. None of it is flattering.

I assumed the statement was the work of Newco’s shamlessly-brilliant PR operation, but a studious CQN’er emailed this clip of Dave King’s AGM speech last year.

4 minutes 29 seconds in he states they should: “run an operating deficit, without a concomitant event risk that could lead to a repeat of the last few years”. Last night’s statement has Dave’s tones all over it.  Fewer and fewer people compliment the emperor on his new outfit.

A big thanks to teams two and three in the league, who have damaged their positions and/or humiliated themselves, while Celtic have extended their lead at the top of the table.


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  1. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Wouldn’t surprise me if they went for McLeish, along with a statement with a dig at McInnes – “it was essential to get a manager with a track record of winning trophies in order to get us back where we belong as soon as possible”. Or something like that.

  2. patmcgrathtakesapenalty on

    There was an excellent documentary, the penultimate in the series, Blitz, the Bombs that Changed Britain, on BBC2 last night. Its subject was the horrific bombing of Clydebank on 13th and 14th March, 1941. I think a few on CQN would find it of great interest.

  3. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Or maybe they’ll just stick with Murtinho and eventually everybody will forget that he’s only supposed to be an interim manager!

  4. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    The sevconcomitants would bring tears to a glass eye.



    You would have to have a heart of stone not to pish yerself laughing.

  5. Burnley, when you lay it out like that, I think sometimes we forget how difficult it is to be in europe after xmas.






    being just the 7th time in 38 years Celtic has been in Europe after xmas I have quite a good feeling about things Celtic.

  6. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Georges Albert Édouard Brutus Gilles de la Tourette (30 October 1857 – 26 May 1904) was a French physician and the namesake of Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological condition characterized by physical and verbal tics.



    In 1893, a former female patient shot Tourette in the head, claiming he had hypnotized her against her will. Both Tourette and many modern hypnologists state that this is impossible



    His mentor, Charcot, had died recently, and his young son had also died recently. After these events, Tourette began to experience mood swings between depression and hypomania.



    Around 1902, Tourette’s condition worsened and he was dismissed from his post. Gilles de la Tourette died on 26 May 1904 in a psychiatric hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.



    – lifted from Wiki/EWLM/EWTB.



    -not to be confused with Kolo Tourette’s syndrome, in which the Sect114 vent their disappointment at the latest exposition of the Sieve.

  7. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))



    just caught up……..



















    HH Ho, Ho……..

  8. *** LAST MAN STANDING 9 – WEEK 11 ***


    Glad to report that the dirty half dozen have now all made their choices for week 11. The selections cover just 3 teams. So the games that really matter (for LMS only!) this weekend are as follows –



    Friday 8 December – Dundee v Aberdeen [1]


    Saturday 9 December – Rangers* [2] v Ross County


    Sunday 10 December – Liverpool [3] v Everton



    My own personal forecast, even though I don’t do forecasts, is that all 6 of you are likely to progress. But I can’t deny the fact that I’ll be happy if some don’t!


    Good luck.




    Read back from last night.



    Some wonderful posts and tough memories.

  10. Seen McInnes’ interview, reading between the lines, the huns were blackmailing him to resign if he wanted the job, no intention of paying £1m for him and TD.Bullying Sevco style, they would have settled out of court in a couple of years time, for a fraction of that.Great to see the hun hordes going after that rat Traynor.

  11. Philbhoy


    I have just caught up with last nights posts and there was some fine post among them.

  12. thomthethim for Oscar OK on




    I have just read your poem.


    I had to stop three or four times, so emotional.



    As a blow in from almost forty years, I love this place more and more each day.



    Thanks for posting it.

  13. Are you all sitting comftybold two-square on your botty?



    Then I’ll begin.



    Stanley Unwin

  14. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    A new challenge for ole Kirk Numbnuts?



    -An internet “prankster” had to be freed by firefighters after cementing his head inside a microwave oven.


    West Midlands Fire Service said it took an hour to free the man after they were called to a house in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton.



    Friends had managed to feed an air tube into the 22-year-old’s mouth to help him breathe, the service said.


    Watch Commander Shaun Dakin said the man “could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured”.

  15. Come to think of it, some of the stuff I post at the weekend doesny make as much sense as Stanley.

  16. Bada,



    I expect to see CQN full of apologies for the slurs about Stuart Milne who was supposed to be complicit due his other business requirements.



    Whether it proves to be good for Aberdeen or not, Milne stood his ground and refused formal permission to The Rangers to speak to McInnes and he was also independent enough to make up his own mind.



    The gravitational pull of The Rangers is not what is was for their predecessors.




    Yes, but you have to remember that McInnes wasn’t offered anything by the huns.



    The just wanted a wee blether with him to see if he possessed the right qualities to become their next yes man.



    That was all.



    Well, so they say.

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