Just one more question

I’ve finally determined who would be my choice for the new CEO.
Peter Falk the man, passed away just over ten years ago now,,many may not know the name, but his main role is instantly recognisable.
Columbo.
For it would take such a mind to first perceive, then pursue, unravel, and then so succinctly sum up just a few of the conundrums thrown at us from time to time.

For instance just this week we caught wind Ibrox should have been sold.
Sold and leased back, to the new owner/operators.
Why was ‘stay in the same industry’ an unwritten rule, for it sure as hell doesn’t apply elsewhere?

Ask yourself this, if a carpark is sold must it stay a car park? No, many times it’s developed.
If your local supermarket moves must another supermarket move in?
Gym?
Cinema?
Etc

So why? Why did Ibrox not go up for sale to the highest bidder? Who decided, or still decides, that piece of land absolutely must remain a football stadium?
Why did it not go out to bid as a valuable asset, just like any bust business?
Is it football that is different, or that club?

Or was this part of the social unrest mentioned at the time?
Imagine that getting bulldozed for apartments, throw in a Tesco’s, and it’s probably worth more than it is currently.
Even if legal, would that event have brought the before mentioned social unrest?
I suspect the slack styled detective would have a field day with this week’s news.

I would love him to get to the bottom of our Croatian International central defender, signed at 21 with a sell on clause, he had play, develop and flip wrote all over him.
It was gonna be perfect, we had a rock and hardman, possible cult hero,, the board in for a big mark up.
And let’s not beat about the bush, Ronnie might have been manager when he was actually signed but does anyone think he was Ronnie’s brainchild?
He wasn’t popular and of course a Croatian International sounds good.
Who wouldn’t want one?

Except,,,,
Peter was flogged a lame horse.
A mere 75 appearances for us.
Juranovich looks decent, he’s 22 and also a Croatian International in defense, so the similarities are striking.
Except,,,Peter didn’t sign the latter.
Did Dom do proper homework on his purchase, for his predecessor certainly didn’t.
In Jozo we released a player soo bad no one wanted him even on a free and that is saying something, he hasn’t played since his release ages ago, yet he gained a contract extension with us?
That’s Jozo, but who was the bozo in the deal?

I thought ‘the Bougherra game’ was an open hit on the refs, allowed ten fouls after a yellow, Columbo woulda nailed ’em.

Hell it doesn’t take much to find footage of ten, twenty defenders getting a red after a couple of fouls.
Open goal, but our PLC opted not to act upon it.
Why, and getting that reason out in the open, would be right up our guys’ street.
Interestingly have a look at his red card tackle and remind yourself of the Hibs red card tackle.
Bougherrra’s is much worse, quicker, and has more intent than the recent red for Hibs, yet watch the outrage at the card.
And then look at their favourite lapdog being right there to publish the victim angle when it goes wrong.
Starve em.


(Check out the 2nd comment)

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/rangers-red-card-sinner-madjid-1079819.amp

Which leads me to my final point.
Our club of choice brought in twelve players over the window, let’s call them the dirty dozen.
Brought in under a new CEO, who may or may not have been doing business his own way.
He has since left the building, but the Dirty Dozen remains his legacy.

We all know the board are money on the brain, profit driven to say the least.
But what if our D-12 achieves significantly better returns overall than the previous twelve?
If a change of approach in buying ready made players was shown to be more profitable than the kissing frogs strategy, both in European and transfer incomings plus merchandise, then why would it not be adopted?
Egos? Percentages? Bonuses? Dont want the fans excited?
If it’s any of the above it’s plain wrong, and that’s exactly what I would ask Mr Columbo to ascertain, in his own style of course.


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NorrieM
October 9, 2021 11:38 am

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

In Honour of the late

🙏 Garry Duncan 🙏

Collectively RCQN, SentinelCelts & CQN, You have raised

£4668.54.

The fundraising is now closed, and this will be transferred to Garry’s family this weekend

A copy of some wording in a message exchange with Garry’s Bhoy Ryan.

‘Completely blown away with the response, it’ll help us so so much

My sisters can’t believe it either.

Our biggest fear was not being able to find the cash in time, but everyone of you have been amazing with us.

We’ve only managed to pay the deposit for the funeral so far.

You can’t begin to believe how much this will help us.

Thank you so so much.

And another massive Thankyou to every one of you.

Your a great group of people And should feel lucky to be part of the community .

May God Bless you All.

You all did this 👏👏👏 in a true Celtic ethos

Brother Walfrid looking down on us, knowing he has delivered this

Eternal Rest Grant upon you Garry Duncan

🙏🙏🙏💚💚💚

Mahe
October 9, 2021 3:45 am

More on the Bougherra game which saw Scott Brown sent off, not the man who committed ten fouls after an early yellow card.
Robbie Keane knew the fix was in
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eurosport.com/football/spl/2009-2010/keane-still-fuming_sto2242605/story-amp.shtml

Puff Puff
October 9, 2021 4:07 am

😴 💤 sleep well Garrybhoy ..
One for u bro https://youtu.be/D0E5vMkDfOI

NORRIE M/SENTINEL CELTS
October 9, 2021 4:29 am

Final call for anyone prepared to support the Garry Duncan fundraising !!!

through supporting the family financially to deal with the sudden loss of their Dad, a loving Grandad, and a great friend of our community.

We have reached the £3000 target, originally set, so huge thanks to all contributors to date

Although The average cost for a funeral is around £5000

And this support / fundraising will go a long way in supporting the family, deal with the unplanned costs associated with Garry’s sad passing.

🙏🙏🙏

Please support if at all possible :::::

The CQN/Sentinelcelts community, and the many friends of Garry Duncan aka Delaneys Dunky, would like to commemorate Garry’s life and friendship as well pay respect to his recent untimely passing.

We have had many great suggestions from you on how we best commerate Garry’s life, including flowers, a memorial brick, donation to Mary’s meals and financial support for the family etc.

Garry’s family, like so many others in our world today, is not a rich family and find their wealth is through the happiness of the family, so to have the burden of not only laying Garry to rest, but also the cost that goes with it is horrific .

Having spoken with Garry’s son Ryan, we feel it appropriate to pass any monies raised direct to the family to let them decide the best way to use it

Anyone who wants to support the family in leaving a long lasting commemoration in honour of Garry can do so through making a donation via bank transfer to

o Account name: Walk With Shay

o Account number: 15326765

o Sort code: 80-22-60

o Bank: Bank of Scotland

Please note – tick business account

:You can also make a donation via paypal to walkwithshay@yahoo.com

Donations will close on Friday 8th October

Thank you in advance for supporting Garry and his family at this very difficult time.

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Huge Thanks to CRC for supporting, with the use of the Walk with Shay Legacy Fund/account, ensuring support can get there quickly

Jobo Baldie
October 9, 2021 8:35 am

Good morning, friends.
Pretty much ‘all or nothing for Scotland at 5pm tonight. beat Israel and we will be 4 points clear in 2nd place with 3 games left to play, 2 of which are away trips to the Faroes (2nd bottom) and Moldova (bottom). So tonight’s game is crucial for Scotland’s chances.

Chairbhoy
October 9, 2021 10:10 am

Jobo Baldie @ 8:35 am,

Looking forward to the game this evening, should be close but we can win this.

As you say, looking good if we do.

Hope CONEYBHOY enjoys a great game.

My prediction…

… BITTON MOTM;)

Hail Hail

Saltires en Sevilla
October 9, 2021 10:18 am

Mahe

Great work

That Bougherra game ( season) was an object lesson on what happens if you lie down to bullies and cheats … and never speak up… at least that’s what it felt like at the time.

Keane was being ritually humped. That was bad enough.

Now we know there was another agenda.. about keeping that kettle boiling.

Ensuring that trough was being filled up every Springtime for greedy bastards to take their fill.

Turns about …

The 50’s Flag issue … what club tried to bury us, and what club eventually supported Celtic’ case?

Answers on a postcard

Saltires en Sevilla
October 9, 2021 10:21 am

Jobo

Aye – not quite ‘must win – but those 3 points would set us up nicely for the run in

But Where are the goals coming from?

Maestro Fan
October 9, 2021 10:21 am

Our club is a soulless shell so long as that Tory unutterable Desmond remains.

Weet weet weet
October 9, 2021 11:00 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0

I’ll never smoke weed with Willie again

NorrieM
October 9, 2021 11:43 am

Can I add, funds have now been transferred today
Thanks to CRC
The family can move forward knowing how much loved their Dad was

Leggy
October 9, 2021 11:54 am

NorrieM,

Thank you so much for organising this along with CRC.

Fabulous effort and well done all who contributed.

Makes you proud to be a Celtic Supporter 👏👏👏👏

HH and RIP Garry 💚💚💚

Chairbhoy
October 9, 2021 1:27 pm

It appears that Alison McConnell supports the idea of allowing Rangers supporters into the old firm Derby at Celtic Park.

MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm

Does this mean the Board wants them back?

https://www.celticway.co.uk/opinion/19633432.celtic-claim-moral-high-ground-open-door-rangers-fans-derby—alison-mcconnell/

Apparently we can wrestle the moral high ground back from Rangers… If that doesn’t sound like fighting with a coal man nothing does.

Henrik played in some historic Glasgow Derbies, the demolition one springs immediately to mind:))))

But Alison, Rangers died.

Hail Hail

Craig76
October 9, 2021 1:41 pm

Afternoon all

Celtic By Numbers 1st part of Honest Mistakes ⬇️⬇️
http://celticbynumberscom.ipage.com/spfl-honest-mistakes-in-september-21/

Mike in Toronto
October 9, 2021 2:08 pm

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 2:50 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/oct/09/francesco-totti-in-my-time-football-was-made-of-love-today-its-more-business
Totti is what Italians refer to as a bandiera – a footballer whose devotion to their club is such that they become its “flag”, a living symbol. As money has flowed into the game and freedom of movement increased in the years since the 1995 Bosman ruling, they have become ever-more rare.

Mike in Toronto
October 9, 2021 2:53 pm

For the SC Peter Falk fans, if you haven’t seen Wings of Desire, here is the trailer.

Wim Wenders’ file About an angel who falls in love with a trapeze artist and longs to be human. One of the most beautiful films ever… and Peter Falk is brilliant in it!

Just the way it is
October 9, 2021 2:58 pm

Chairbhoy

How can a Celtic fan say that “Rangers died” when your fellow fans, maybe you as well, have bought old firm priced tickets to watch old firm games that feature Celtic, and have done so since 2016, when the old firm games were reintroduced to spfl, and Celtic PLC cut a secret deal to keep old firm game tickets priced the “same” as previously in 2012?
Same price = same club ?

Mahe
October 9, 2021 3:15 pm

Garry helped us all a wee bit in life, it’s only fitting we help him a wee bit in death.
He would be mighty happy about our response, and its unburdening for his loved ones.
It’s said who your friends are tells lot about you, if that’s true then Garry’s fund response is a testament to his qualities as a person.
Never forgotten.

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 3:18 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3_UN2S8SasY Lt.Columbo (Peter Falk) Roasts Frank Sinatra (1978)

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 3:25 pm

Mahe Well said 🙏

Mahe
October 9, 2021 3:29 pm

It’s easy to say Rangers died because they did.
What’s not so easy is the conundrum of a huge rivalry halted in it’s tracks, and we as a support trusted the board and authorities to deal correctly with the issue.
They didn’t.
If another liquidation happens, it shall be the average football fan who decides their fate not the suits, having been failed before and knowing those in positions of power shall put dollars before regulations.
Most now realize that situation was mishandled, and would act differently.
Very differently indeed.

You could become a valuable asset to this site, drop the personals and talk Tic and you might just be surprised at the quality of our precious posters.

Mahe
October 9, 2021 3:43 pm

Comment by Iljasb, copied over from last article

I think both Jota and CC-V will be bought and I would welcome that. I don’t think Ajeti will be around for much longer unless he is happy to warm the bench. The big Greek guy is an enigma. Top scorer in Netherlands but no one seemed to want him and we got the top scorer in the Dutch league for just over 2,000 pounds, seems odd to me. I’d say we need another striker and an enforcer at mid filed as I’m just not sure McCarthy will be able to excel in that role. I hope he does though.

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 3:50 pm

Was watching Wales last night and like Ethan Ampadu as a defensive mid with a bit of bite although probably outwith our price range 🤔

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 4:08 pm

Calmac starts 🤔

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 4:16 pm

Bitton starts

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 4:17 pm
Billy Bhoy
October 9, 2021 4:51 pm

Mahe

Any liquidation issue would I believe be markedly different this time. As I understand it all the debt is with RIFC aka the Holding Company. TRFC aka the fitba team has been set up to remain unaffected by financial woes at Ibrox.

This is the set up that they now claim was the case last time – which of course absolutely wasn’t the case.

Based on the above they look like remaining around for a long time despite the holding company currently trading insolvently if the latest figures circulating are true.

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 4:57 pm

Scotland supporters giving the Israeli national anthem pelters 🇵🇸 🤔

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 5:05 pm

Stunning opener by Zahavi for Israel after 5 mins 0-1

NORRIE M/SENTINEL CELTS
October 9, 2021 5:06 pm

Thought I’d pop my head up to thank every single one of you who has helped ease the burden for our great friend GARRY’s family.

Aye,we can all look in the mirror and feel rightly proud of ourselves.

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 5:07 pm

Goal from fk after Patterson lost possession and Hendry committed a foul on the edge of the box 🤔

Saltires en Sevilla
October 9, 2021 5:08 pm

Free kick edge of box with almost inevitable result

Great strike tbf

Prestonpans bhoys
October 9, 2021 5:08 pm

Stupid tackle by Hendry for the goal

Saltires en Sevilla
October 9, 2021 5:14 pm

Solomon -Clever player

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
October 9, 2021 5:22 pm

Surely Scotland aren’t gonna storm the gates,have the opposition quaking,then fuck it up again,as usual?

Reliving the Bonnie Prince Charlie at Derby debacle for nearly three hundred years.

Sort it,Clarkie.

Puff puff
October 9, 2021 5:23 pm

Does anyone have a link to the Scotland game .

Puff puff
October 9, 2021 5:26 pm

Thanks Gordon64

Prestonpans bhoys
October 9, 2021 5:27 pm

Puff

Just goto hesgoal.com can’t paste with this phone

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 5:29 pm

Superb equaliser by McGinn 1-1

Saltires en Sevilla
October 9, 2021 5:29 pm

Some goal mcginn

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
October 9, 2021 5:30 pm

Great finish from McGinn

Prestonpans bhoys
October 9, 2021 5:30 pm

Some goal Scotland⚽⚽

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 5:31 pm

2-1 Israel

Saltires en Sevilla
October 9, 2021 5:31 pm

Defence everywhere

Prestonpans bhoys
October 9, 2021 5:32 pm

Fluke goal

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
October 9, 2021 5:32 pm

Fuxake

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 5:32 pm

Celtic like defending from fk

Saltires en Sevilla
October 9, 2021 5:37 pm

4 options to pass inside and we decide to knock it into the air for another turnover – then an immediate break away

Keep it – keep it simple

Gordon64
October 9, 2021 5:43 pm

Penalty for Scotland

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