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The Craig Whyte narrative. Kris, Leo.

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Best news of the day?  Kris Commons wants to be involved tomorrow against Barcelona.  I doubt Kris is anywhere near match fit, so there’s no chance of him starting on Wednesday against Astana, but a 15 minute cameo, when the Astana players’ body clocks are telling them it’s after 2am, would go down a treat.

I’ve always been a bit more ambivalent about Leonel Messi than most.  “He’s not hit the levels of Ronaldinho” is my stock comment, and then there’s the dirty little subject.  (Tax).

But his media comments ahead of tomorrow’s International Champions Cup game, “I have a Celtic jersey at home. The games against Celtic were special and I want to remember them”, proves there’s substance to the man.

I’ve a Celtic jersey at home too, Leo.  A few of us here do.

Former-Rangers former vice-chairman Donald Findlay is to defend Craig Whyte is his forthcoming trial.

Whyte’s urban legend is going to be difficult to shift, but it’s not accurate.  We mocked Rangers fans a few years ago, referring to him as “Our Hero” but he never was.  He was the bag man for a very dirty job.

How he handled the SFA, Uefa, HMRC and, most crucially, the insolvency court, when he managed to secure the appointment of Duff and Phelps as Rangers administrators was crucial in the continuation of football at Ibrox.

It was Duff and Phelps who gave Newco the right to use the name “Rangers”, after which point Whyte could claim he was passing on “Rangers”.  Everyone else mocked this liquidation fantasy at the time.  Until liquidation became a reality, that is.

Whyte left Newco relatively safe in the hands of Charles Green, where it would have thrived, if it hadn’t faced a hostile and damaging takeover bid from its first week of life.

Our auction prize, donated by (the pretty fabulous) Celtic sponsor, Intelligent Car Leasing, closes just after 1pm today.

You can win:

2 seats in the directors’ box

Champagne reception

5 course meal in the Walfrid Suite

Fully expenses bar (pre and post-match)

Half time snacks and refreshments

Car Parking

At the game against Kilmarnock on 24 September.

Money raised from the auction will go towards building a school kitchen in Malawi for Mary’s Meals. It it will be the 5th CQN school kitchen.

Our four existing kitchens feed over 2000 primary aged kids every day. School attendance has increased 30% since kitchens were built, as kids attend for their daily meal. This has an impact on health, education and life chances.

You can follow the auction on eBay here.  Thank you.

I’m off to Aberdour now for the 12th annual CQN Golf Open.  I’ll be the one holding the jackets.

See you then.

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  1. LIONROARS67 on 29TH JULY 2016 11:38 AM

     

    Published on Jul 24, 2016

     

     

    The Asterisk Years- The Edinburgh Establishment V Celtic.

     

     

     

    ****LINK REMOVED for copyright reasons.

     

     

     

    If you have 40 mins to spare worth a watch………………………..

     

     

     

    aff oot enjoy your day celts

  2. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    TET @ 11:30

     

     

    Actually the jury found the assailant ‘Not Proven’ of the charge of assault and breach of the peace, both of which were aggravated by religious prejudice. The issue was the “religious prejudice” element that was tacked on – a decision by the prosecutors which created the ‘loophole’ – and of course the crazy Scottish ‘Not Proven’ verdict, which means you are not innocent but insufficient proof of guilt of the charge in question.

     

     

    He was subsequently sentenced to 8 months for breach of the peace, half served.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 29TH JULY 2016 10:57 AM

     

     

    NATKNOW

     

     

    No investment is risk-free? That’s absolutely rubbish,pal. And you know it.

     

     

    Just the other day,RVP was 10/1 to sign for The Rangers. Before you know it,3/1 then 6/4.

     

     

    The bookies ran for cover,suspended betting at 4/6.

     

     

    Now that’s risk-free. A month’s wages on at the start,I’ve got nearly a years-worth to look forward to.

     

     

    Canny wait to spend it.

     

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    LOL! I’m happy to buy you a pint when you’re standing at the bar skint, mate! :-))))

  4. Enjoy the weekend all, whether you be golfing, posting, watching the game tomorrow, doing nothing.

     

     

    I’m about to drive 6 and a half hours to Glasgow to endulge in my new favourite past time…viewing wedding venues.

     

     

    Wooo…..hoooo….

  5. Wee Craigy is doomed, Findlay always get the ones that are up the creek without a paddle. I don’t think he’s ever won a case.

  6. Time to move on, sell KC. Great signing for us over the last five years but had a poor season last year and can’t see where he fits into BR’s team.

  7. Lionel Messi hopes Barcelona’s friendly with Celtic in Dublin on Saturday can help the Scottish champions qualify for the Champions League – and set up a potential rematch in Europe’s biggest club competition.

     

     

    The five-times Ballon d’Or holder will face Brendan Rodgers’ side in the International Cup tournament at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as Barcelona continue their own pre-season preparations.

     

    The match is sandwiched between two crucial fixtures for the Glasgow club, who are level at 1-1 with Astana of Kazakhstan before the return leg of their Champions League qualifying match at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

     

    Celtic will reach the Champions League final play-off round if they don’t concede against Astana.

     

     

     

    Messi believes being tested by Barca will be ideal preparation for Celtic, a club he admires after some memorable matches in Europe over the past eight years, including a 2-1 defeat to Celtic in Glasgow four years ago.

     

     

    Lionel Messi hopes Barcelona’s friendly with Celtic in Dublin on Saturday can help the Scottish champions qualify for the Champions League – and set up a potential rematch in Europe’s biggest club competition.

     

     

    The five-times Ballon d’Or holder will face Brendan Rodgers’ side in the International Cup tournament at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as Barcelona continue their own pre-season preparations

     

     

    The match is sandwiched between two crucial fixtures for the Glasgow club, who are level at 1-1 with Astana of Kazakhstan before the return leg of their Champions League qualifying match at Celtic Park on Wednesday

     

     

     

    Celtic will reach the Champions League final play-off round if they don’t concede against Astana

     

    Messi believes being tested by Barca will be ideal preparation for Celtic, a club he admires after some memorable matches in Europe over the past eight years, including a 2-1 defeat to Celtic in Glasgow four years ago.

     

     

    “For Celtic, they have much more important games than this coming up with the Champions League qualifiers, but this can help them prepare,” said Messi in the Daily Record.

     

     

    “We have had some games against Celtic that I will always remember, and they are a big club, with big fans, and I would like to see them qualify this year – it is where they belong.”

     

     

    Messi has a Celtic shirt at his home, and last year decribed Celtic Park as his favourite stadium in football.

     

     

    “I have a Celtic jersey at home. The games against Celtic were special and I want to remember them.” – Lionel Messi

     

    “It is always a good atmosphere against Celtic,” said Messi.

     

     

    “For the players at Barcelona who experienced the games in Europe against them, they will know what to expect from their fans.”For Celtic, they have much more important games than this coming up with the Champions League qualifiers, but this can help them prepare,” said Messi in the Daily Record.

     

     

    “We have had some games against Celtic that I will always remember, and they are a big club, with big fans, and I would like to see them qualify this year – it is where they belong.”

     

     

    Messi has a Celtic shirt at his home, and last year decribed Celtic Park as his favourite stadium in football.

     

     

    “It is always a good atmosphere against Celtic,” said Messi.

     

     

    “For the players at Barcelona who experienced the games in Europe against them, they will know what to expect from their fans.

     

     

    “It is only a friendly, but I don’t think their fans know what a friendly is. There are a lot of Celtic fans in Ireland, and I expect them to make a lot of noise and create another special atmosphere.”

     

     

    Messi says he aims to help Luis Enrique’s side win the Champions League “many times” before he quits the game.

     

     

    “My aims this season is the same as always, to try and win every competition that Barcelona are in. That is what is expected of us as a club, not to prioritise, but to aim and win every competition that we are in,” he said.

     

     

    “The Champions League is always a big competition for Barcelona. It is a special trophy, and one that I would like to win many more times. It is never easier, and this year will be no different. The big teams in Europe have all improved, but we are confident in our squad and confident about the season ahead.”

  8. CultsBhoy - sees right through Lawwell and the Board on

    Since we can’t really speculate on arrivals … Can we discuss preferred departures..?

     

     

    Commons would be a keep for me to be used on a limited basis but only if he toes the line.

     

    Brown – cheerio

     

    Efe – cheerio

     

    Gordon – keep but give him so competition

     

    Tierney – keep and make Captain

     

    Erik – keep

     

    Simunovic – cut losses now

     

    Charlie – cheerio

     

    Lustig- keep as back up

     

    Biton – sell if the price is right

     

    Rogic – last chance saloon keep

     

    Alan – give to Huns as a freebie

     

    Christie – keep and play

     

    Forest – keep and employ pychologist to work closely with him

     

    Griffith- keep vice captain

     

    Mc Greggor – keep

     

    Roberts – buy him bust the bank and make no1 signing target – I’d take him in exchange for 10 exits

     

     

    As I said earlier – a quick way to improve this team is to exit the deadwood wage stealers…

  9. Donald Findlay QC, Daily Mail 1st November 2014,

     

     

    …His learned friend Lord Nimmo Smith may have declared otherwise. But to Donald Findlay the Rangers which visits Cowdenbeath on Tuesday is not the same Rangers he once served.

     

     

    ‘It is a different club,’ he tells Sportsmail bluntly. ‘They may play at Ibrox and they may play sometimes in royal blue jerseys.

     

    ‘But you cannot pass on that which is undefinable. And that is spirit and tradition and all the rest of it.

     

    ‘To me this is a new Rangers which has to establish its own history and tradition.”

     

     

    I wonder what he thinks now?

     

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    Case moved to Edinburgh?

     

    Cases not proceeded with against other defendants?

     

    Why did Donald Findlay resign from the Oldco Board?

     

     

    I quick check on the Daily Ranger on my PC has numerous links coming up as error 403 when I search things like ‘Rangers fraud case prosecutions dropped’

     

     

     

    On another note, fair play to Kris Commons for having the decency for ‘wanting to be involved ‘ against Barcelona tomorrow in Dublin.

     

    53,000 folk have had the decency to pay about 70 euro for a ticket and travel costs etc. Thanks Kris.

  10. Embramike says “the Huns are Deid”

     

    I remember it well, my point was he actually pleaded guilty, yet they still found a way to sort of admonish him.

     

    HH

  11. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    CLOGHERCELT

     

     

    That is worrying,mate. History being airbrushed.

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    NATKNOW

     

     

    Cheers,pal.

     

     

    Has wee S telt ye when you’ve to take her to CP to buy her pink top yet?

  13. glendalystonsils on

    CULTSBHOY

     

     

    a quick way to improve this team is to exit the deadwood wage stealers…

     

     

     

    Oh the Deadwood wage is a-comin’ on over the hill….

     

     

    DorisDay csc

  14. CultsBhoy - sees right through Lawwell and the Board on

    Clougher Celt

     

     

    He resigned following censure from faculty of Advocates for anti Catholic comments for which he was fined £3500

  15. CultsBhoy - sees right through Lawwell and the Board on

    Glendalystonsils

     

     

     

    Very good .. Haha

  16. CultsBhoy – sees right through Lawwell and the Board on 29th July 2016 12:06 pm

     

     

    Ambrose, Boyata, Izaguirre, Bitton, Johansen, Commons, Forrest, Ciftci, GMS, move on asap (next two windows)

     

    Allan, play or sell

     

    Rogic, re-sign or sell

     

     

    Look for longer term replacements for Brown and Lustig (from within or new signing) but they’ll be important players for us this season, experience and continuity, but not necessarily play every game.

  17. THECLUMPANY on 29TH JULY 2016 12:04 PM

     

    Whatever Happened To The Rest Of Scottish Football?

     

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    I visited your blog to review your latest piece and read a few recent posts I missed when I was in Germany. The piece on “2 Hats Dave” led me to Mordor where I read this as part of his ramblings:

     

    “It was certainly a unique experience for me to share a boardroom table with a man called before a Parliamentary Committee to explain his company’s business practices and how that company treats those who work in its business.”

     

     

    FFS, as you say, I’m sure for Big Mike “that it was certainly a unique experience for me to share a boardroom table with a man called before a …” South African Court to have his assets seized, fined heavily and branded a glib and shameless liar by the Judge.

     

     

    It truly beggars belief that this man is allowed to be the figurehead (mainly in absentia) of any company in Scotland, never mind one that classes itself as a Scottish institution (though how it has managed that in 4 years bemuses me even further).

     

     

    Added to this is the fact that their CEO has now completed a full 180 on his assertion that those Neanderthals that invaded the pitch in response to the “extreme provocation” of the Hibees fans has now started banning the alleged culprits from their ground. Although I seriously doubt that it is the case for any of them, whatever happened to the concept of “innocent until proven guilty”? Added to that, we have Ibrox Noise and other such fanatic (sic) sites looking to implement their version of a Writ of Habeus Corpus for these much maligned protectors of Mordors Servants on that fateful May afternoon.

     

     

    One of these upstanding custodians is sitting on the SFA Professional Game Board and the other passed a “fit and proper person” test by the SFA!!!

     

     

    Not only does the SMSM media conveniently ignore this, it has almost completely ignored the reports by The Offshore Game, who with no connections to Celtic and no particular axe to grind with Scottish Football, have slated the governance in place within our game in Scotland.

     

     

    Welcome to the new season and continuing corruption of Scottish Football. As Mr Daltrey sings:

     

    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray

     

    We don’t get fooled again

     

    Don’t get fooled again

     

    No, no!

     

     

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

     

     

    Meet the new boss

     

    Same as the old boss

     

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYMD_W_r3Fg

     

     

    Unfortunately, 4 years down the line we have been fooled again!

     

     

    (Rant over).

  18. CultsBhoy - sees right through Lawwell and the Board on

    Gary67

     

     

    Yes longer term replacements preferred to ‘projects’

  19. Tony D – imagine thems getting upset at their heroic community minded vigilantes being banned by the club. Their heroism in holding back the green tide of aggression sweeping on to the pitch and attacking everyone of their players was a site to behold. Bravely kicking guys on the ground or grabbing kids in green and white to protect the players who were in the tunnel is surely worthy of a free seat in the directors box, not a ban.

     

     

    Surely they’ve suffered enough by not being allowed to do whatever they want whenever they want and to whoever they want all of the time, for they are the peepul.

     

     

    No surrender.

  20. re. Kris Commons

     

     

    I hope anyone who listened to his co-commentary on Wednesday night could sense that terrific combination of game intelligence, hunger and desire that marks him out as such an invaluable player for Celtic.

     

     

    I’d also like to point out that my appeal for him to be Celtic’s next manager was made completely in earnest.

  21. Celtic Champs Elect on

    TD you keep up the good work on here especially the GIRUY’s to all the stinkin smelly Huns there level5 little helpers et al. There are so many stinkin Huns on here now it’s ridiculous As for that clown neganon don’t get me started Celtic supporter my A&£&

  22. BMCUWPs/ Cultsbhoy,

     

     

    Thanks for the replies. Cheating and tax dodging goes on in many places but the addition of sectarianism in Scotland in particular makes it especially toxic.

     

     

    Bobby,

     

     

    I hope the family are well and ‘Para Handy’ enjoyed the Rothesay trip:))

     

     

    HH

  23. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Ihttps://twitter.com/thaitims/status/758898554223996930

     

     

    Canny see Blue Tie Mackay doing this….

  24. thetimreaper on

    From John James site comments section…

     

     

    High Court Glw,judge tells Crown to explain why final charges against Craig Whyte are not ready. D FindlayQC now representing Mr Whyte.1/2

     

    Donald Findlay QC then told the judge he did not know what Mr Whyte was charged with. 2/2

     

     

    The latest from Glasgow High Court as tweeted by the BBC’s Aileen Clarke. I find it incredible that HMA, who have had since September 2015 to prepare charges, are making such a hash of things. As I revealed there are no existing charges in regard to Whyte. Will HMA be granted a postponement or will it be thrown out? Interesting to note that Donald Findlay is acting for Whyte.

  25. It honestly doesent matter who is in court, or what they are in for regarding thems, it has and always will end up with a result for thems, questions just don’t get asked or answered, they are the institution here in Scotland, in England a different story, weeelllllll ?

  26. Someone mentioned the Sunday mason years back comparing the 90’s Deadco team with the Lisbon lions. They gave Bobby Murdoch, arguably one of the finest midfielders ever to kick a ball anywhere, the same rating as Bomber ‘where’s ra deeds’ Brown!!!

     

     

    I think it was Tam Gemmell who replied, when asked who would win of the lions played the 90’s orcs, that it would be tight. Celtic would win 2-1 but it had to be remembered that the lions were all in their 50’s and 60’s now!!!

     

     

    Put down of the century for the orcish press!

  27. CULTSBHOY – SEES RIGHT THROUGH LAWWELL AND THE BOARD on 29TH JULY 2016 12:06 PM

     

     

    Reading that ludicrous drivel that you posted,your “Who should go,stay”opinions,echoed by quite a few other ,although some variations of players,in their also expert opinion,really convinces me that it is time to vacate this blog.This will come as welcome news to those on here that dont like being told the truth when they talk bollox.

     

    I have always been a lover of all things Celtic,but since starting on this blog,my happiness has started to be marred by the endless whingeing,scapegoat hunting,running down of players,that I never used to encounter before,in all my years of supporting the team.

     

    To the real Celtic supporters,quite a few on here,Hail Hail.To the others,I pity your lack of happiness in supporting Celtic.Joyless wretches.

  28. KC was poor in the CL previously, my Mind says he has regressed since those heady days. Yeah he can outshine many Domestically, not really the point is it though?

     

     

    I don’t understand these articles anymore.

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