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People hear what they want to hear.  When Neil Lennon was asked at a media conference if he was able to spend £6m on one player, as he was last year, he gave the honest answer; “Yes”.  He was able to make this type of signing, but that’s not to say he would regard this as the best use of his very finite resources.

Some felt “cheated” when Celtic ultimately didn’t make a £6m signing, they perhaps only read headlines with promises to that effect, without drilling down to the actual quotes.  Nothing can be done about this.  Dave King is another story.

King desperately wants to do something positive for Newco Rangers, perhaps mindful of his role as a director when Original Rangers were consigned to liquidation.  He wants to believe that he can bring influence to bear on the collection of hedge funds and Respectable Local Businessmen who control Newco, but he appears to be indulging in a bit of ‘hearing what he wants to hear’.

Newco accused King of making “untrue” and “disgraceful” comments, which is perhaps polite for “glib and shameless liar”.  Based on their public comments, Newco are in the right.  After almost two years of over-promising and under-delivering, they have played clever.  Specifically, they did not publicly promise to reveal their forward budget plans for the club before season ticket renewal deadline.  Why would they?

King met the board and then told the world he won this assurance from them.  I’d be amazed if Graham Wallace was sufficiently malleable to be manipulated into making such a commitment to a man who led Oldco into liquidation.  Wallace’s 120 day review period was surely chosen not because it takes anything like this long to discover the blatantly obvious, but because it allowed him to kick all this trouble into the long grass of the close season.  Wallace’s entire strategy for this season is not to be drawn on discussing the long metaphoric winter that lies ahead.

A few weeks ago I described King as the Pied Piper of Govan.  In truth, I don’t expect many fans will sign up to his hair-brained “give me, not them, your money” plan.  It’s far more likely that thousands of would-be fans will simply tune out.  There are a million more things people can do than watch lower league football; maybe some could back the team their grandchildren will support, I hear they have Champions League qualifiers coming up.

The worst thing for King right now is for Salary McCoist to fluke a cup win today, allowing Newco to flood their support with season ticket renewal notices on Monday on a wave of positivity.  Acting on the eve of such a major game will surely have been a well-considered move.  Better all-round if United win, momentum is halted and those hedge funds and Respectable Local Businessmen are forced into a humiliating liquidation.

Don’t bet on it, though.  The current key holders will have contingency plans of their own.

Seville – The Celtic Movement


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  1. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    The name bungalow Bill rings a bell with me but I am not sure where from or why?

  2. I know quite a few newco fans who have simply turned into chelski supporters. Some were even using the ‘we’ tag before the game against PSG

  3. Snake Plissken on

    Confused.

     

     

    So would that make it a good thing if Sevco won today if it scuppered King or not?

     

     

    Or does it actually matter?

  4. BRT & H

     

    I think he married Joan Collins and because of that and the rather humorous nickname, he was a `celebrity` for a while. Came over as a pleasant enough guy.

     

     

    JJ

  5. Season tickets renewed yesterday for Mrs RobinBhoy and myself. So two less empty seats for Keevins and his like to complain about!

     

     

    Waiting for the usual “I will only renew if Celtic . . . ” buy a £20 million striker, overthrow the SFA, nonsense to start anytime soon.

     

     

    If you love the Celtic and can afford to renew or buy your ticket please do so.

     

     

    If you don’t or can’t afford it either don’t buy one but don’t patronise us either, or regrettably if financially above your means try to get along to individual games. Plenty of CQN’ers that can’t make games from time to time who can help in that regard.

     

     

    nopreconditionsCSC

     

     

    RobinBhoy

  6. I was at the Barca v Celta Vigo game a couple of weeks ago.

     

    My observations:

     

    1. Celtic Park just as impressive as the Camp Nou (I know they are going to revamp)

     

    2. Supporters no where near as passionate as Celtic

     

    3. Messi is no Larsson!

     

     

    P.S. What a lovely city!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Reading an old snippet this morning amused this simple mind……

     

     

    Apparently when guns used to allegedly execute a Glasgow criminal called the Gerbil,were found behind Coatbridge Library (where do they get these names like Gerbil from,and why do the Scottish gutter rags call their scummy henchmen lieutenants?)……The Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police expressed his absolute astonishment and incredulity at finding out…………..Coatbridge has a library.

     

     

    Haha…..made me laugh anyway.

     

     

    Hail Hail ….Aff oot…..Come on Dundee Hibs

  8. I saw ref Madden allow very robust challenges in the recent Hibs v Aberdeen match. (How come Stokesy managed a red card from him?) :-)

     

    I would expect a similarly tolerant approach from Mr Madden today but it would be nice if Gary Mackay Stevens and other ball players were protected.

  9. Scullybhoy…..

     

     

    Henke was a wonderful footballer…..but….

     

     

    Better than Messi?

     

     

    Come on stop it!!

  10. Steinreignedsupreme on

    hoopy-do 11:22 on 12 April, 2014

     

     

    He’s been known to dip his toe.

     

     

    But Wills does a rousing rendition of Men Behind The Wire, which is a big favourite at all Royal occasions.

  11. bournesouprecipe on

    Paul67

     

     

    Excellent long anticipated article.

     

     

    I agree about Dave King his timing is transparent, and he is here to get Sevco at their lowest ebb, which will surely be after cup elimination, and statement and counter statement will confuse the brightest Sevconian.

     

     

    We need two strong Sevco’s CSC

  12. Morning all

     

     

    Feeling rubbish today – flu/ish so not yet up.

     

     

    Bungalow Bill? Bill Wiggins – former paramour of Joan Collins. So called, I thought, because he had nothing upstairs

     

     

    Nurse!!

     

     

    Jimbo67 supporting and praying for Oscar Knox

  13. lennon's passion on

    My bhoy told me sevco have reduced the width of the pitch. If true can they do that at so called neutral venue ?

  14. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    ryecatcher

     

     

    11:55 on 12 April, 2014

     

    Reading an old snippet this morning amused this simple mind……

     

     

    Apparently when guns used to allegedly execute a Glasgow criminal called the Gerbil,were found behind Coatbridge Library (where do they get these names like Gerbil from,and why do the Scottish gutter rags call their scummy henchmen lieutenants?)……The Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police expressed his absolute astonishment and incredulity at finding out…………..Coatbridge has a library.

     

     

    Haha…..made me laugh anyway.

     

     

    Hail Hail ….Aff oot…..Come on Dundee Hibs

     

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    How very dare you! Andrew Carnegie would get one of his lieutenants to cuff your ear were he still alive!

  15. Steinreignedsupreme

     

    11:59 on

     

    12 April, 2014

     

    hoopy-do 11:22 on 12 April, 2014

     

     

    He’s been known to dip his toe.

     

     

    But Wills does a rousing rendition of Men Behind The Wire, which is a big favourite at all Royal occasions.

     

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    I knew there was something about him that i thought was ok

     

     

    I almost feel guilty now for nipping his wife behind the champagne tent at a polo match last week

     

     

    NoteToMI5ItDidntActuallyHappenCSC

  16. I feel sorry for what TET had to endure on the last thread. Could one of you techie wizards not fix it so as post 1691 follows post 1689, doing away with the 666 equivalent?

  17. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    For anybody at a loose end on Monday evening 14-04-2014.

     

     

    At 10.00 pm to 11.00 pm UK time there is a documentary on BT Sport1 exploring how the song “You’ll never walk alone” became an anthem for Celtic and Liverpool.

     

     

    HH.

  18. From Shortbreads home page

     

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    `There has been some talk of the Ibrox pitch being narrowed but the BBC Radio Scotland team reckon that’s nonsense. `

     

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    Reckon? So they are guessing the news now?

     

    It hasn`t been narrowed, it just looks smaller when Coisty appears anywhere near it.

     

     

    Truestorycsc

  19. BobbyRussell

     

    11:49 on

     

    12 April, 2014

     

    Bungalow Bill, One of Joan Collins exes, apparently due to him being thick in 2 places….

     

     

    aye Margaret was fond of “Buffalo” Bill………braw

     

     

    what does Joan where behind her ears again,to attract men ?……….

     

     

    braw ….come on United ,get the rocking and rolling ,………alot of Braw doepeeks to be picked up……

  20. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    10k+ empty seats at ipox…..who’d have thunk……..radio playing it down……bless them

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