Comment on Bad Money? by wottpi.

    It is bad enough with all the China nonsense but have the great and good of the SMSM failed to realise we can all check the internet.

    When there are rumours 're a transfer, especially in the double figure millions, local press and fans forums are full of it.

    My guess is you won't find a peep about Morelos if you look at WBA related web content.


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    Bad Money?
    Cluster One 30th July 2019 at 21:59

    Nice one and far better than moaning about the whole affair. angry

    Bad Money?
    upthehoops 30th July 2019 at 19:26

    How do you know the SPFL were willing to have someone else?

    The point is you automatically assumed it was the SPFLs fault when there is equally no evidence available that it wasn't Celtic who didn't play ball.

    Jingso.Jimsie 30th July 2019 at 19:43

    The content we saw in the media last night & today could have been generated almost any time since the Cup Final in May.

    Oh yes that right,  the captains of each team were all known and definite at that time and of course all new season kits were ready after the cup final. 

    Once again another assumption made with no evidence. If the images were released yesterday then it is a fair bet they were taken Monday. If fact that appears to be the case. As discussed this would be the day that all Captains would be free from footballing commitments other than Brown.

    However Celtic trained at Celtic on Monday morning before flying out to Estonia and Brown was there.  https://thecelticstar.com/tuned-into-the-radio-listening-to-nomme-kalju-v-celtic/

    If the photo-shoot was in the morning then given the home lead Broonie could have skipped training and nipped over to Hampden for his mug shots with no harm done.

    Maybe it was all too tight and Celtic felt it was to much of an effort. So be it, but as I repeat no conspiracy just a consequence of events and a tight schedule.

    Bad Money?
    Jingso.Jimsie 30th July 2019 at 15:47

    As discussed earlier these type of PR events have to be timed close to the event themselves to make them worthwhile.

    How long before the start of the league season do you expect the 'Captains Call' to occur?

    Saturday 20th July Hibs, Hamilton, St Mirren had games

    Sunday 21st  St Johnstone and Ross County had a game v each other

    Monday 22nd No games but teams will be training/ prepping , see Tuesday

    Tuesday 23rd  Hibs, Motherwell, Livingston & St Mirren had games

    Wednesday 24th Hearts, Ross County and St Johnstone had games. Celtic were in CL action

    Thursday 25th No League cup games but Aberdeen and T'Rangers in EL action

    Friday 26th Hibs league cup game

    Sat 27th Hearts, St Johnstone, Motherwell, Hamilton , Livingston had games

    Sun 28th No games involving top clubs

    Monday 29th No games involving top clubs but Celtic trained at Celtic park in the morning before flying our to Estonia in the afternoon.

    Tuesday & Wednesdays no games involving top teams but Celtic already away and Aberdeen and T'Rangers prepping.

    Very hard to work around such a tight schedule and get all 12 Captains together.

    IMHO, The PR angle would have been to totally drop the Captains Call theme or for SPFL/Celtic to make light of Brown being unavailable due to CL duty but put up a reserve or academy captain to represent the club.

    Why not even put up a full kit wanker fan for a laugh.

    A humorous angle would certainly get more media attention that the official launch whether Brown was present or not.

    As intimated I'd much rather see Berra playing CL football in maroon than complain about missing a poxy SPFL photo-shoot.



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    Celtic’s Questions to Answer

    HMRC pursuing football clubs


    Hearts had four winding up orders raised by HMRC between December 2011 and November 2012.


    Therefore there is no excuse for any delays in going after any football club who may be behind in its PAYE  and associated tax payments – if that is the case.

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Rangers were behind paying their newsagent and the face painter.

    They diddled Her Majesty

    That's the kind of business they were running. 

    End of discussion.

    In Whose Interests
    Mordecai 12th November 2019 at 13:59

    I think something similar was said on here recently regards the likelihood of Morelos going down south, but perhaps not going into a much detail.

    However while the Morelos situation is interesting, it is going to be nothing compared to the potential issues Brexit may bring in terms of the ability to secure foreign talent.

    In terms of the squads of our 5 largest clubs, Celtic and Hearts would appear to have more EU players on their books currently than others

    I know the situation is somewhat unknown and fluid but I  wonder if any forward planning is being undertaken by Scottish clubs to assess the potential pros and cons of Brexit in terms of taking clubs forward in the years to come.

    As implied some of the smaller clubs may not be affected as they will have more of a home grown squad.

    However a dip into the transfer market for buying a decent youngster or getting one on loan to help bolster a league challenge may not be so easy in the future.

    In Whose Interests
    Allyjambo 12th November 2019 at 09:48

    T'was ever thus.

    A few folk stick their head above the parapet from time to time but there is clearly a significant number within the site readership who cannot handle any criticism directed towards the club from the East End.

    Despite their great dislike for the club from Ibrox and those in the corridors of power at Hampden, they fail to recognise (or should that be 'finger in the ears and shout na-na-nana-na)  that their board and masters do not share their views and are more than happy to have T'Rangers, King and all that goes with him sit alongside them.

    When the largest club in the country is happy to go along with the 'big lie' and accommodating cold shouldered criminals then why should smaller clubs, with more than enough worries on their plate, take up the charge.

    In Whose Interests
    easyJambo 6th November 2019 at 12:51


    Interesting stuff to see it in pictorial form.

    So when they got all the way to the Uefa cup final the oldco published figures were showing a turnover of circa £65.5m with a net operating expenses of £57.8m

    The recent figures publish for RIFC plc say turnover was £53.2m and operating expenses at £58.2m.

    They are now maxing out with no signs of where extra income will come from and some unknown liabilities in the pipeline.

    Not a good place to be if a few results go the wrong way.