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Walk with Shay, 11 Celtic Club Captains (part 3)

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Celticrollercoaster sent me this incredible story of how he added Kenny Dalglish and Roy Aitken’s signatures to the Celtic tops being auctioned for the Walk with Shay campaign. King Kenny, showing his legendary affinity with the fans…………..

This is part three of the story. You can find part one here, and part two here.

Club Captain No 8. Kenny Dalglish-September 2015

I had been chasing Kenny for a while with no success. I had tried to tweet him with no response and then tried his daughter, Kelly Cates who did respond but effectively palmed me off saying that I should contact the club. Which club I thought? Kenny even turned up at my kids’ school one day as part of the McDonalds football programme, but I found out afterwards, which was obviously too late.

Kenny Dalglish

So, I decided to speak with Tommy Boyd and asked for his help to try and get in touch with my first ever boyhood hero. I remember when he left Celtic in 1977, how heartbroken I was and how much I despised Liverpool for daring to buy my hero.

I said to Tommy, I would meet Kenny anywhere to make it easy, to which Tommy cheekily replied, “So you will go anywhere for Kenny, but I had to come to you?”. Tommy’s humour is always first class, just like his help. Tommy got hold of Kenny and explained the situation to him, and Kenny agreed to sign the tops on his next visit to Scotland. I thought excellent, that’s another Captain nearly sorted, not realising the hard work I was still to go through to obtain Kenny’s signature on both tops.

A couple of weeks passed and I received a text from Tommy on the Saturday, to say Kenny was playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Archerfield on the Sunday and would sign the tops. Tommy was just waiting for Kenny to confirm his tee off time. I looked up Archerfield and thought North Berwick, that’s a nice round trip of 180 miles! I then looked at the golf course website and thought “Wow”

Kenny never did phone to confirm his tee off time, and Tommy told me just to drive up as Kenny was expecting me. This worried me slightly that I was going to turn up unannounced. I was about to set off for Archerfield, when my lad Declan said “Do you think Kenny will sign my top?” I said “you never know, do you want to come and meet him?” Declan’s face lit up and off we set! I now had 3 tops to get signed. We were 30 minutes into the journey and I decide to stop my journey to phone Archerfield to explain my position. Turning up unannounced just didn’t sit right with me.  The hotel could not be any more helpful and put me through to the clubhouse and I found out that Kenny’s tee off time was 3pm, so there was no way I was going to make it in time. The tournament organiser, then suggested that I come up around 7pm and then we could grab Kenny as he came off the course into the clubhouse. I thought perfect and thanked the organiser for her help.

We arrived at Archerfield on time and having driven through the illustrious grounds, we parked up and headed for the clubhouse, passing a fleet of black Maserati’s, which were to be used to ferry the guests from the clubhouse back to the hotel.  I caught up with the organiser and she invited Declan and myself to sit in the club reception and wait for Kenny to come in. So, there we were, sitting in the reception, waiting to see my boyhood hero, the man that would light up the world with that smile, every time he scored a goal. What could go wrong?

Kenny eventually came into the clubhouse, and I approached him calling out his name to get his attention. He turned around briefly, but continued to walk away. It was on the third shout that he stopped and I told him that Tommy Boyd had spoken to him about signing a couple of tops. Kenny stunned me by his response when he said “I’m signing one top only”. So here I was on the back foot and racking my mind of how do I get the second top signed? In my mind, I had already parked my poor son’s top down as a “no hoper”. Strange thoughts go through your head at times like this. I was thinking perhaps I could copy the signature on the second top? Of course, you dismiss these thoughts in an instant, but it doesn’t stop you thinking them.

I went on to say to Kenny, “But, it is for a wee baby with cerebral palsy”. Kenny took the home top from me and said “You’re taking a liberty” and went onto say “Who shall I make it out to?” I said to him, that we were auctioning the home top with all club captains’ signatures, so just need him to sign it. He said “It’s worth more, if I dedicate it to someone”. I thought “Lying bassa”, but kept my counsel and said “Could you just sign it please with your name only?” Kenny eventually signed the home top, shook my hand and moved to walk away. At the same time, I am now thinking, right how do I get the second top signed?  I need to find a common ground. I blurted out “I’m off to London on Monday, to see Big Roy Aitken!” This sparked an interest in Kenny, and he says “Big Roy, where’s he nowadays?” Not sure if this was a trick question, but I mucked up the answer by saying “Saudi”, to which Kenny answers, “Naw he isne, it’s Dubai!” I thought bollocks, in this split-second I have mucked it up.  I quickly rescued the situation by showing Kenny, the text messages from Roy. He says “So you are going down to see Big Roy, give me the second top?” and duly signed it. I think magic, two down and look across to see Declan’s excited but anxious face.

Am I going to let my son, down? Think CRC! Think! Again, he shakes my hand and moves to walk away again.  I say to him; “Does your Mum and Dad still drink in Stamperland Social Club?” Kenny looks surprised at my comment and says “Naw, that was Marina’s Mum and Dad! How did you know this?” I come out with the killer line.  “They used to drink occasionally with my Mum and Dad…Would you mind signing my son’s top and dedicating it to Declan, please?” “Sure” says Kenny.  He signs the third top, this time with his smile that I remember from his goal scoring days, and shakes my hand for the third and final time. Eventually I have to let him go! Where on earth, I pulled that rabbit from the hat, was beyond me, but job done. We got there in the end, once we got Kenny warned up, but it was a very hard shift indeed!

 

Club Captain no 9: Roy Aitken – September 2015

As I mentioned before, we would target a couple of Captains at the same time trying a number of different sources. Roy was always going to be a difficult one to find. I had googled and found out that he had gone across to Dubai to be David O’Leary’s assistant at Al-Ahli in September 2013 from an article in The Scotsman, but I had no idea if he was still there. I decided to email Paul67 and asked him if he had any leads for Roy Aitken or Paul Lambert, who we were also trying to track down. Paul can back with a phone number for Roy Aitken that he managed to acquire from a journalist that spoke previously with Roy (probably in relation to the article I had picked up on about Roy), but he had no idea if this was still a current number.

Roy Aitken
l decided to text Roy, with details of what I was doing and waited for a reply. A week went by and nothing. It was a Friday afternoon (This was always the day I seemed to gain inspiration) in July, and I thought right let’s take a chance and phone the number. It seemed to ring for an eternity and then a voice answered. It was Roy, I recognised his voice, I reckon I had a couple of minutes to grab his attention and explained that I needed his help. Roy said “No problem, drop me a text again, with your email address and I will respond with my address and we can courier the tops across to Dubai and then back to you!” I thought brilliant and was on cloud nine.

My memories of Roy as a player started to flood back.  When I was a kid, my family would mostly go on holiday to Butlins in Ayr, and the football coaching sessions were taken by a lower league footballer ( I am sure it was an Arbroath player at the time, but his name escapes me) and on the final day, a Celtic footballer would also appear and both would take part in the exhibition match on the skating rink ( yes I kid you not, a skating rink!) with the two teams consisting of the “players of the week”. There would also be a photo opportunity with the players and family. Bobby Lennox used to take part and then passed the mantle onto Roy Aitken. In the last year my family had gone to Ayr, I had managed to be selected to play in goals for one of the teams (probably due to a complete lack of decent keepers), and we won 5-4 with me saving a free kick from Roy. Yes, my CQN 5s skills were developing early.

Two or three weeks passed since my last contact with Roy and there was still no further reply. It was a Friday night and I was in the kitchen with Mrs CRC and we got onto discussing the tops and she asked if there was any word from Roy, and I said no. I went on to talk about my disappointment with Roy probably harnessing my memories of Roy as a kid, being a friendly loving guy. You tend to forget at times, that people have other things to do in their busy lives and it is not always about you and your needs! As I continued to talk about this, my phone buzzed as I had received a text. Incredibly, it was from Roy, and it read, “Marc, I may be across in the UK in August, so it may be easier to get the tops to me then. Be in touch!”  I thought incredible, Roy’s ears must have been burning but he restored my faith once again in people and again heroes!

August, came and was about to disappear over the horizon, and I had heard nothing from Roy, so I decided to send him a text asking him if he had managed to firm up his plans about coming to the UK. At the same time, Plan B was forming thanks to another CQNer Greenlion2, who was also now helping us with this quest. He had been in touch with Joe Miller who was potentially going out to Dubai soon, and there was a potential that he could meet up with Roy.

Anyway, a couple of days later Roy came back to say he was going to be across the next weekend and would be staying in the Jumerah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London and I should send the tops down marked for this attention.  Having discussed this with Andy F, we decided that it was too risky to send the tops with eight signatures (Kenny had not signed at this time!) on them through the post.  So a decision was made that I would fly down to London with the tops.  Brilliant, there I was ready to fly to London the following Monday to meet up with Roy. It was also this weekend, that Tommy Boyd had been in touch re Kenny, so had I posted the tops down to Roy as originally planned, I would have missed the opportunity to meet Kenny.

So, my diary was sorted Sunday, Archerfield and Kenny; Monday, Knightsbridge and Roy. Two days, two Club Captains! Assuming, everything went to plan, only Lambo and Jackie to get!

I was like a big kid all day Monday and flew into Gatwick from Glasgow with the tops secured in my hand luggage, and got the train into London, and hopped on the tube to get me close to Knightsbridge. I had arranged to meet Roy at 5pm in his hotel, so had some time to kill. Scotland were also playing Germany that night, but I was not going to be back in time to catch the game, but this was more important.

As I headed towards the hotel. I had to cut through Belgravia, which was Embassy land. I think I must have passed 10-12 different embassies. I arrived at the hotel reception, which welcomed you with a harp player playing her eloquent tunes, I thought, “Roy’s obviously doing okay for himself”. I phoned Roy and told him I was down in reception and he said he would be down in couple of minutes! Five minutes passed, and Roy appeared and welcomed me like a friend. My memories flooded back to the jungle chants of “Feed the Bear” and “Aitken’s going to get you”. Here was Big Roy, a little greyer and older, like us all, and here I was in the presence of another hero. Roy said “let’s get a snack” and we sat down in the restaurant. I had already eaten, so decided just to get some tea and looked at the menu. £12.50 for a pot of tea was the cheapest on the menu! Just as well Big Roy paid! .  We talked for around 70 minutes covering Shay, the Club Captains tops, our love for all things Celtic, various games involving Big Roy and indeed what Roy was now up to.

It turned out that David O’Leary had been sacked after about 6 months in charge, but the Sheik who ran the club liked Roy and promoted him to Sporting Director, whilst continuing to annually sacking his coaches. This was still Roy’s current position and he told me how much he loved life out there. He also mentioned that Derek Whyte was also out in Dubai (no doubt topping up his tan! ), working in TV commentary. We talked a bit more about the other charity causes, I had been involved in, and also reminisced about Butlin’s in Ayr, my free kick save (I had to get that in!) and playing football on a skating rink. Roy asked if I had been to the night for Billy McNeill, which Celtic had arranged in his honour, to which I said no. Roy had found out about it afterwards, and expressed his disappointment that Celtic had not asked him or Derek Whyte to join, as they would have made the time and effort to come across. I made an excuse for Celtic saying perhaps they could not find you, to which Roy said “Well you, a fan found me!” I took that as a big compliment.

Time was passing so quickly and I was having an amazing time, but I knew I had a flight to catch back home, so after about 70 mins, I said to Roy, “I need to go soon so I suppose I better get you to sign the tops!” Roy took the tops with the signatures to date, and ran through each one, asking how we managed to achieve them, and enquired who we still had to get. After kindly signing both tops, Roy said “Do you want a picture as well?” What a difference to the previous day with Kenny. Roy was the perfect host and Club Captain in every way.  I also had brought my son’s top with me and my “Feed the Bear” book with me and Roy kindly signed them both. I thanked Roy for his time, and headed on my way back to the airport and received a text message from Andy F, “Paul Lambert is in the studios at Hampden commentating on the Scotland game”. I replied jokingly, “Great, barricade him in and I will be there for 11pm”.  Just two Club Captains remaining!

If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, you can catch them here

https://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/the-search-for-the-11-celtic-club-captains-part-1/

https://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/walk-with-shay-mcneill-mcgrain-boyd-brown-lennon/

Part 4, the final part to our story, will follow soon.

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  1. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    …will there be another one later re: SPFL shennanigans ????

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TRICOLOUREDRIBBON

     

     

     

    Easy date to remember.

     

     

     

    11/11.

     

     

     

    International weekend and I canny see too many of us being too interested in other events.

     

     

     

    Poppy is not optional-bring plenty(!)

  3. !!Bada Bing!! on

    If we qualify next home leg is confirmed as Wed, July 26, 1945. Away is Tues Aug 1 if Dundalk 19:45 KO and Wed, Aug 2 if Rosenborg 19:15 KO

  4. Imatim wants justice and the titles to be stripped from the cheats on

    Tony D

     

     

     

    I do believe you have hit the nail on the head with brother Dallas.

     

     

     

    If memory serves me right he is one of a trio who determine which referees get which games in UEFA competitions.

     

     

     

    Collina is one of the others along with a Swiss guy who’s name escapes me.

     

     

     

    Historically Dallas has always rewarded those who sing from his particular hymn book and I would be very surprised if he didn’t use his position within UEFA ever so subtlety to influence certain referees to his way of thinking

     

     

     

    PS A big thank you once again to all those who made heartfelt comments on the passing of my brother Alan

  5. !!Bada Bing!! on

    CRC- Been in KD’s company a couple of times, one minute friendly, next minute awkward, hard guy to read.

  6. Cultsbhoy says Hail Hail to Hector and Brendan on

    No denying Dalglish his talent, achievement or his contribution to Celtic but I’ve never warmed to him. The story above confirms my feelings.

  7. I notice Linfield are claiming to be the second most successful club in the world behind the dead team. This is based on league wins (which the smsm are happy to go with). How long in seconds do you think that the most successful club in the world will transfer to Barcelona, Real Madrid Inter Milan after Celtic win their 55th title?

  8. TONYDONNELLY67 on 18TH JULY 2017 11:40 AM

     

    Amatim

     

     

    Dallas’s hatered of our club is no seceret, how he got that job at UEFA after those despicable e males on. Our holy father I’ll never know , but I have a very good idea.

     

     

    It just goes to show you that actions like that dont leave these bigoted little country, shocking.

  9. TD 67

     

    From the previous blog, yes McCurry in the Hampden car park, this incident followed a stooshie about this guys refereeing and he was backed up to the hilt for his integrity by none other than wiggy Smith.

     

    Dalglish look s a nightmare to deal with and quite rude, well done,dont think I would even enjoy his company on a golf course, I can sense your embarassment at how you were treated but you managed it

  10. Getting a bit sick and tired of reading,on Newsnow,and on here,how stupid LG was in tying the scarve to the goalpost.He went to the Celtic fans.They threw a scarve,he tied it to a goalpost in front of them.Who was he antagonising?.The only antagonising Griff did,was to be on the pitch wearing a Celtic top.Who was Scott antagonising to suffer racial abuse throughout the game.Or Broony,to be booed every time he touched the ball.

     

    Who did the whole Celtic team antagonise to be constantly bombarded with sectarian singing the whole game?.Griff did it at Ibrox,in front of the Celtic fans.The second time he laid it out on the 6 yard line.

     

    We have had Celtic players attacked at Ibrox,and Linfield within a few months.Missiles thrown at both games.At least UEFA are doing something about the Linfield assaults.Nothing from the SPFL on the Ibrox ones.Months down the line.I hear many comments on here about “Sitting at the back of the bus”.Griff is not prepared to do this,and then gets negative comments about it.

     

    We all remember Gough running to the Celtic end at Ibrox with the 10 fingers held up,the “Huddle”from the Huns at Celtic Park.All put down as banter.Peter Grant slides in front of the Celtic fans and blesses himself.

     

    Shocking behaviour,it was reported,same with Griff,we are told ,it could have started a riot.

     

    Are we supposed to tiptoe around the scum while they assault,racially abuse,our players.Suffer non stop sectarian abuse constantly,and just look away?.

     

    The Griff scarve incident was a nothing.It has been stoked by our Hun residents at UEFA.Dont be taken in.

  11. CULTSBHOY SAYS HAIL HAIL TO HECTOR AND BRENDAN on 18TH JULY 2017 11:37 AM

     

    No denying Dalglish his talent, achievement or his contribution to Celtic but I’ve never warmed to him. The story above confirms my feelings.

     

     

     

    I know what you are saying,but sometimes its not always black and white.So many people out there up to no good.I bet many star footballers are asked “A good cause”.Jersey then getting punted on E-Bay.The guy asking KD was wanting 3 jerseys signed.

     

    KD has always been a bit of a “Strange bird”.Not the most personable of people.

  12. Been looking forward to catching the Dalglish story since I met CRC on the way home from Lisbon.

     

     

    Excellent stuff – Dalglish as moody and truculent as you’d imagine but good to see him relent eventually after some skillful coaxing, and to hear that big Roy Aitken lived up to my own childhood memories of ‘The Bear’ was terrific;

     

     

    Plunking school one day, three of us pass him in a car park near Ayr harbour getting out of his car, infant in arms, wife glowering at us as we manage a shocked, awesturuck “Feed the Bear!” to the Celtic captain. THE CELTIC CAPTAIN!

     

     

    Wean switched to one arm, other arm raised in a wave, wide warm grin “Alright boys!”

     

     

    Beaming, made -up “Cheers, Roy! Feed the Bear!” (Again, But what else can you blurt out to Roy Aitken?; Shorthand adoration, it is.) waving back, twisting on the pavement, bumping into one another, bouncing around on our tip-toes full of bravado.

     

     

    Big man pauses, bit of a frown. “School not on?”

     

     

    Quick as a flash, one of the boys, “School trip Roy, goin’ to the swimmin’ baths”.

     

     

    Aitken smiles, not fooled, “Aye… Yeez look in a hurry. Have fun…”

     

     

    “Yup, yup. Anyway Roy, cheers. Cheers Mr.Aitken…” And off we scuttled, buzzing wide-eyed with glee, giggling like, well, schoolbhoys.

     

     

    Genuine Celtic legend. Sad that some currently at the club don’t seem to know their arse from their elbow when it comes to who’s who of Celtic greats.

  13. I was in KDs company a few times, I found him a nice guy, this was many years ago, one thing (back then) I did notice was he wasent comfortable with attention, seemed very shy actually, but as I say, it was a long time ago.

  14. Auldheid

     

    They the SPL and SFA got the result they wanted from the outset, LNS was a sham.

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

    CELTICROLLERCOASTER

     

     

    Marvellous article. Like pulling teeth with KD,apparently.

     

     

    He disappoints me,I suppose,with that. Most top ex-Celts can’t do enough for the fans.

     

     

    But heyho.

     

     

    One thing that can never be taken away from him is what he did for the fans while wearing The Hoops.

  16. BEATBHOY

     

     

    This from the record back then……

     

     

    ABERDEEN fans have threatened a mass boycott of Pittodrie season tickets if chairman Stewart Milne votes to allow a newco Rangers into the SPL.

     

     

    The millionaire builder was forced to appeal for calm yesterday after fans’ group Dons Supporters Together threatened to hit the club hard in the pocket.

     

     

    With the Dons £12.5million in debt, a boycott could be crippling.

     

     

    Milne has already called for a 10-team SPL, guaranteeing four games each against the Old Firm. But the furious DST – the most influential fans’ group – insist Rangers must be demoted to the Third Division for justice to be done.

     

     

    In a statement they said: “We view with increasing concern the possibility clubs will vote to allow direct entry to the SPL by a newco with minimal penalties.

     

     

    “The overwhelming opinion of supporters in Scotland is that any newco should enter senior football by applying to the SFL for admission to the Third Division and working their way up again in an honest way.

  17. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TURKEYBHOY 1151

     

     

    With you on that. We’ve been bitch-slapped by UEFA for six years now.

     

     

    First time,shopped by a cop for “Up The Ra” which didn’t happen-I was right beside the GB with my Dad and Uncle Jim. They would have gone ballistic had that happened.

     

     

    Celtic accepted the punishment despite it being couched in such a way that,ffs,I could have won the appeal.

     

     

    Seems Celtic wanted to teach some fans a lesson,and didn’t think it through.

     

     

    Well,trying to be smart has serious consequences. Particularly if you’re not smart enough. We are now serial offenders-despite other,bigger,teams doing much worse. And more frequently.

     

     

    We are heading for serious sanctions. And it could all have been so easily avoided,but for a wee daft idea thought up six years ago.

  18. embramike supporting Res 12 on

    Rangers have been fined by Uefa after objects were thrown from the Ibrox crowd during their Europa League qualifying tie with Progres Niederkorn.

     

     

    The Glasgow club must pay €7,000 (£6,250) following the incident during the first-round match on 29 June.

  19. Bateen Bhoy ***STRIP THE TITLES*** on

    Paranoid ?

     

    we weren’t paranoid enough it seems.

     

    I would have thought we would have enough ‘friends in high places’ who might be able to negate a little, the influence of EuroHuns at UEFA.

     

     

    There is a bit of momentum building with regard to challenging SFA/SPFL and their self-preservation society. Quite happy to wait and see what our Board does in this regard. It may be that they are biding their time too, waiting for an official response from SPFL. They have the ammunition they need, and they know it, and i believe the cheats at Hampden know it too – my only doubt is whether they have the will to ‘brazen’ it out and count on Celtic not acting on the work of the R12 Guys. I think that would be a mistake on their part.

     

    I’d prefer that Celtic didn’t have to, but have no confidence in SPFL doing the right thing, mainly because there is no precedent for this.

     

     

    CRC, great to see the written versions, but felt privileged that you shared these in Lisbon. Look forward to catching up again this season. Huge respect to you and others who have given so much for this wee boy.

  20. AULDHEID on 18TH JULY 2017 11:51 AM

     

    I don’t know if this link has been posted before but JJ sets out the SPL Board thinking on being given the LNS Decision.

     

     

     

    https://johnjamessite.com/2017/07/18/the-anatomy-of-a-cover-up/

     

     

     

    To save what exactly was this abomination of a Commission created and how can it stand?

     

     

     

    Has integrity fled Scottish football altogether?

     

     

     

     

    JJ never misses the target with this mob.

  21. Dessybhoy

     

     

    LNS was a mistake at the time of conception but supporters bought into it looking for the result they are still looking for.

     

     

    I’m pretty sure myself and TBB pointed out the risk of such approach before the FTT decision had been reached.

     

     

    It was always about paying players by an illegal means and that had not been established at that time nor was there any knowledge of DOS ebts . It should have waited for FTT to be public and if no appeal then launched.

     

     

    It certainly was a sham but in a rush to judge what was being judged was not questioned and that was reflected in what was commissioned.

     

     

    That it was a sham is an accurate historic view but at the inception few thought of it as such.

  22. Some getting a wee bit worried about Celtic facing bigger sanctions from the idiots at UEFA.We are not in the same league as teams from elsewhere in Europe.Celtics have been fairly mild compared to the likes of Turkey,Greece,the Balkan countries.Pyro displays are commonplace throughout Europe.UEFA happy to take the fines.

     

    Just hope the GB take notice and do not do anything stupid.I agree with BMCUW that Celtic have been,maybe not so,strangely subserviant,to previous UEFA sanctions.Sometimes the chickens do come home to roost.

  23. celticforever on

    I always though the LNS commission was a case of Rangers themselves investigating Rangers

     

     

    Was only ever going to be one verdict

     

     

    Total Hun sham

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    I’m sure I read someone on here making a similar comment to one included in this article.

     

     

    A bus through Stewarton to Anderston bus station.

     

     

    Smashing player,I think I first read about her in Shoot. She was moaning that she couldnae get decent mince in Italy.

     

     

    (Don’t ask me why I remember stuff like that. If I could remember anything apart from trivia,I wouldnae be hitting my cot for nightshift.)

     

     

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/17/rose-reilly-scottish-footballer-world-cup-italy-milan

  25. Auldheid

     

    On another point is there a timescale for how long the Clubs will wait for the SPFL to announce what they are going to do post Supreme Court decision? Or is the outgoing statement from Topping to the papers it, i.e. they are going to do nothing.

     

    If this is not the case having seen how the timeframe for the LNS findings being appealed was manipulated with members not in the loop or on holiday we should not be waiting in my opinion.

  26. Strange to see the Kolo Toure stories emerging when Stephen Caulker is also likely to sign on.

     

     

    Hope this doesn’t mean we are selling anybody

  27. The head of the Spanish FA has been arrested in an anti-corruption raid on the RFEF headquarters – InsideWorldFootball [More: La Liga] 14:46

     

     

     

    Wheres a Spanish copper when you need one?.

  28. Maybe now that more petty fines have been liberally handed out we can drop the alleged UEFA

     

    masonic anti Celtic agenda so that the fight against proven enemy number one can continue.

     

     

    #StripTheTitles

  29. Dessybhoy

     

     

    Any statement with authority has to come from the SPFL Board so Topping’s interview does not cut it.

     

     

    Funnily enough the SPL never made an official statement in 2013 as I recall. Only Stephen Thomson said anything to the waiting press but the SPL Board never to my memory gave an official statement. So Topping’s effort might have been an attempt at trying the same trick.

     

     

    There has to be as the JJ stuff shows, a minuted meeting following a discusion of all the pros and cons and a Decision reached by the Board possibly after consulting member SPFL clubs.

     

     

    That is going to take time so calm yer jets. A river needs no pushing it flows all by itself.

     

     

    All that should happen now is to compare the position then to now.

     

     

    All ebts are now unlawful.

     

     

    There is evidence of dishonesty possibly fraud or negligence but still dishonesty according to HMRC documents LNS was not provided with.

     

     

    There was non disclosure of the above by Duff and Phelps.

     

     

    The SFA appear to have told Res12 lawyers that they had one of those documents in 2011.

     

     

    Now if business were properly conducted all of those factors should be taken into account by all clubs and a decision reached.

     

     

    The longer it takes to make a statemnet is as Chair boy has said a good sign rather than bad one.

     

     

    JJ has shown what happened in Feb 2013 there is no reason that process should not be repeated but not by Teleconference.

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