Spending the spondoolix!

I enjoyed Bobby’s article on Saturday last, and the subsequent chat. I believe he’s absolutely correct on that any transfer activity shall take place from today onwards due to accounting practices, end of business year etc. Others might be active, but our window starts in earnest today.
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When discussing the transfer window, the budget is involved, but as an aside our clubs bank balance enters the equation by necessity. Not many supporters can claim that by the way. I suppose that’s the point, why have soo much in the bank and not on the pitch?
 
We will not spend our income on new players, we all know that.
We will walk away from this window in profit, we all know that.
Our next set of accounts shall show either nine figures in reserve or close to it, we all know that.
What we don’t know is why, but we can certainly can reach an informed conclusion as to why this might be.
 
Firstly one looks at the evidence. Dermot runs a good ship, businesslike and domestically wise given we are clearly the dominant team.
The share price has constantly climbed, so it’s not a hot potato to be dropped rather a keeper, thus he stated publicly the club isn’t for sale and his son shall inherit his position. Infact that transition has started as younger Desmond attends the AGM plus we’ve had reports of agents and players contacting him personally. Desmond is not a bullshitter, he’s no Charles Green but calculated, and Junior’s involvement leads me to conclude the hand down plan is fully underway. There’s no sale to investors or major boardroom change on the horizon, why would they as the current system is working from a business point of view.
 
The next evidence is the boards admission of a rainy day fund to cover leaner years. As head of the household, don’t tell my wife, daughter, or pets I said that, I’m fine with some savings, only sensible if it’s achievable. But that’s a household, nobody lives at Parkhead as far as I know, however I’m not raging at the board hoarding some reserves.
 
Our next piece of evidence is the closing of the season ticket waiting list, they are sold out and demand is already too intense.
 
One must also take into account the substantial payouts to the poor victims of child abuse at the boys club, God Bless them all. This is now public record, we only await the amount involved but I’m estimating 40 million or thereabouts, ie half the current bank balance.
 
So half in payouts, half for reserves, and we start from scratch as of today, the first day of the new accounting season right?
The bank account never goes below 40 million, there’s no more potential claims on the horizon, we go again and Bob’s your uncle!?
 
Except, things don’t quite add up, actually they add up too much. We are a profit making enterprise, this year shall surely see record turnover, at our club under its current boards strategy the profit just cannot be stopped. Every season brings more, next season especially shall bring more. Take 100 million out of the equation (40 reserve and 40 payouts, 20 to the New Barrowfield) and we shall still have a very respectable bank balance come next July.
 
Now one might say, you’ve just ‘accounted’ for 100 million, that basically leaves us breaking even and starting from scratch. I get that, I can understand that argument, but what I want to know is,, what’s next?
 
Let’s assume we’ve just broke even but with a reserve in the bank, what happens to the newly topped up bank balance next year, the year after, the year after that? Assuming say 20 million profit per year, in three years what about the 60 million given,,,
There’s already a sufficient reserve,
There’s no payout claims,
The training grounds are fine and paid for,
Nobody can just pocket the money and walk away, it’s the clubs afterall.
Finally to quote a restaurant/nightclub phrase, people are queuing around the corner to get in.
 
When one considers our recent boardroom strategy of never strengthening too much as to tear away and make Scottish football uncompetitive which still brings a closed waiting list of potential matchday goers, when one takes off the green and white galleries and looks at Glasgow Celtic from a purely business point of view, when one takes into account the profit to be made,,,there’s only one conclusion really.
The club can fund an expanded stadium, and the evidence to do so is overwhelming.
 
Stating the obvious, an expansion is much cheaper than a rebuild or a brand new stadium. Ironically events elsewhere have gave us a bit of insight into stadium expansions. However there’s never been one single hint of anything potentially harmful about Parkhead, we all know Fergus wouldn’t gamble with a dollar never mind our health and safety. We all know if Celtic decide to do something it’s done correctly, ie when has a project over-run or seemed unplanned and being done on the fly? Elsewhere does that, not our boardroom. In fairness, they don’t court scandal and are actually organized when it comes to club projects. They are properly thought out and executed correctly and upto standard.
I have no doubt whatsoever that our boardroom could properly and safely expand the stadium without season disorder. I dare say it would be planned to a T, the operation concluded precisely according to specs and timetable.
I diss them sometimes, but I do trust them with mine and yours safety.
 
With a ‘too many to handle’ closed waiting list, an expansion simply makes sense. As the club is staying under Desmond control, it makes double sense. There’s an obvious way to increase turnover which can be self funded.
Any business person with any sense would jump at that opportunity. But a self funded legacy maker, that should not be spurned. In twenty years touch wood, we could be sitting here saying the Desmonds were good for Celtic yet we currently curse them occasionally.
Domestic dominance alongside a stadium expansion would be one hell of a legacy you must admit.
 
I feel our club sits at a crossroads, stay small or grow up. On that point I must admit a large element of optimism, because nearly every other club has fulfilled their potential, ours is yet to be realized. Already well renowned globally, stepping up to an 70-80 thousand stadium helps not only the waiting list/the balance sheer, but it also helps players sign for the club as they clearly understand this is no Mickey Mouse operation but a footballing institution. If one of the great arenas is expanded, our ambitions could expand alongside our income, those higher ambitions now self funded.
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Mu old restaurant owner boss always preached a third, a third, a third. A third overheads, a third staff wages, a third profit. Well it’s only common sense that a third of larger ncome is bigger than a third of smaller income,,,thus Glasgow Celtic have sitting before them a direct path to larger income that’s self funded.
Expenditure on football operations as a percentage, can be improved with one single decision that doesn’t cost but increases profit.
The team gets better, interest grows, shareprice roars upwards, and you haven’t put your own hand in your own pocket.
No sane board of business people would turn that opportunity down, no sane board of business people would just save up and pay an increasing amount of tax. Any sane business person would self find expansion for bigger revenue, your third profit increases alongside the others, and as a Desmond your worth increases via share price.
 
But before you do that, make that transition, you get all the bills hanging over the club out of the way, and you build up reserves because stadium costs also increased. Double check.
 
And there you have it, the pathway to Celtic 2.0, more fans, more atmosphere, better reputation bring better players, upping of the wage ceiling self funded,
better players bringing more excitement and interest meaning the club moves upwards. On its own steam.
How many clubs would love that option?
A lot.
Self improvement stares us in the face, who wouldnt grasp the opportunity?
 
By Mahe sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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Mahe
July 1, 2024 5:09 am

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Chairbhoy
July 1, 2024 5:44 am

Very interesting lead Mahe,

That is quite a vision and may well be what’s in the pipeline for Celtic.

My feelings are still with the Fergus numbers…

…it’s 60,000 for a reason

That doesn’t mean that there can’t be stadium improvements, that doesn’t mean there can’t be more match day income – coming from a better match day experience.

Redevelop the main stand, a state of the art fanzone, top corporate experience in a world class rebuilt stand, Celtic Park a destination – hotel, museum, paradise found… if you know your history.

Our current Chief Scout said some interesting stuff pre-Covid that is relevant again imo….

“Speaking to the Celtic Underground podcast back then he said: “Similar clubs around Europe, with a similar revenue – Celtic’ revenue (in 2019) was £103 million, which is higher than Porto, Anderlecht, Ajax, and Sporting.

“Of all of these clubs, the ones that are successful are the ones that manage to have a transfer balance where they are making 100 per cent profit.

“The only way clubs like Ajax, Celtic, Anderlecht can do it, is by having about 100 per cent transfer profit and year on year, almost like compound interest, when you’re reinvesting in ever-increasing circles and selling again at a higher level, reinvesting at a higher level, selling at a higher level.

“The amounts that they’re spending haven’t got to that stage yet, but their transfer profit is 170 per cent.

“That’s in a small league that no one wants to go to, not spending that much money. That’s just using markets that will give them profits.”Benfica who have been doing this have got more than £350 million in the last ten years worth of profit. Porto are just under that with £340 million. Salzburg has only been doing this recently.”

For me that’s the plan…

A top scout bringing in talent, BR & Co making sure the players develop their potential – a UCL shop window for these players.

Celtic competing in Europe, developing income and infrastructure.

It’s the future dontcha’ kno’

HailHail

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Hoop hoop hooray
July 1, 2024 8:02 am

If there were to be any stadium expansion one would hope something could be done about the hospitality facilities for the everyday punter. You go to some of the top stadiums around Europe to find food courts akin to a street food market with everyone mingling about pre match and undercover. Compare and contrast.
Could the drinks ban be lifted? In stages? For European nights to start with? We already sell drink in the stadium during matches to corporate guests from our own bars. The stadium is renowned for what the fans bring rather than the facilities. Any upgrade shouldn’t be just about fitting in more seats

A thing of beauty
July 1, 2024 9:19 am

Triple H,
We can but dream. At this time we can’t even get hot water in the toilets!! Have I told you all that?!! I think it’ll be a while before we’re walking up the Celtic way and it’s an undercover food and drink emporium. That’s not to say I don’t agree with you, I do, but our board CGAF about the fans experience on a match day.

Fan
July 1, 2024 9:31 am

ATOB
The only relevance our board see in the support is to keep topping up their cash machine.
They have no interest in improving the facilities or football operations for the fans.
Their contempt for the support shone brightly when PL was brought back against the overwhelming wishes of the support.
Every transfer window they gleefully slap down the expectations of fans.
The annual AGM allows them to reaffirm their superiority complex over the support.

A thing of beauty
July 1, 2024 9:56 am

Fan,
Agree. But as I keep saying I am part of the problem so really should just keep schtum!!

San Luis
July 1, 2024 10:41 am

Okay, I’ll deal with the elephant in the room.

£40m in compensation. That just not going to happen, not in a million years are we paying that kind of money to anyone for something we had little control over or knowledge of in the 60s and 70s.

Not buying that as an excuse not to spend.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 10:54 am

ATHINGOFBEAUTY

Dont sell yourself short. You’d only be a part of the problem if you were happy with how things are,if you relentlessly shot down any of those nasty malcontents any time they crossed your path and had smiling portraits of our board beaming down from the walls of your house.

Which is certainly not the case. Nor has it ever been. Supporting Celtic and having a season ticket,and wanting the board cleared out and reformed,are not mutually exclusive.

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Madmitch
July 1, 2024 10:58 am

Mahe

Not quite with you on a number of points.

For one thing we have been very wasteful with the spending we have made.
The onus is on PL — he has never been a good custodian of the club’s money.
Too many punts / too many pet agents / too many bad decisions / too many notes in the accounts.

Barrowfield is not costing £20mill and if it is then questions need to be asked.
Also we are not a goldmine for lawyers to pillage — the issue involved is national.
I just hope the full story is uncovered and it leads to a better understanding of the football angle.
There cannot be a set of golden tickets for some and shame and penury for others.
Silence on the subjects suggests that local progress is being made.

A prairie full of tarmac is not a good look — and we have acres of it.
Pretty simple to add a facilities block behind the JS Stand and put up a winter-garden in between the two to keep the rain out. Add in a containerised fan zone and some cover and we would be halfway there.

DD says what DD thinks he needs to say — his comments in the main are not for our consumption.
The much talked about dynastic angle on a shareholding of 33%’ish is fanciful indeed.
We are a cheap undervalued asset / name with a good angle towards Euro credibility.
In a way that Brentford or Brighton never will.
DD / PL laziness just makes it easier.

My thoughts — a deal will be made if the numbers are right.
I still think the Fridge Magnet has been kicking the tyres a few times over the years.
They / we are not getting any younger.

Stadium expansion — the 60K dream was 30 years ago.
A lot has happened in those 30 years — we need a reset with the stadium.
Having a Main Stand coming up for its 100th birthday is not what we need.
In fact it is embarrassing.

The usual suspects will mention that it will cost a lot — but that is the business we are in.
Plus the public shame of spending nothing on the stadium while the CEO pocketed £20mill.
Leaving the T/O at the same level he found it after 17 years of inflation — not a good look.

Financing the New Main Stand — any number will be big but we have opportunities.

Club resources / our stash — starting at £20mill and going up.
Naming rights / public sector support — play off Holyrood vs Westminster.
Bonds aimed at the support — baby boomer pensions are cash rich.
Hospitality debentures / opportunities.
Corporate “Lifetime Seats @ £150K / 200K a pop.
Bigger tourist spend — make us a real / better destination for the HoHo bus.
Even now we seem to have more demand than we can cope with — not good.
Add in a proper Visitor Centre / Museum / Gallery / Event space — who knows?
It will all add up — we would be stupid to sit back and do nothing.
Spending £2mill a year on disco lights / basement pub is doing nothing.

Short term — we should be working towards a football T/O of £150mill.
With £200mill being the target for the medium term / 2030.
Football is growing — why shouldn’t we?

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 10:59 am

SANLUIS

My belief is that the vast majority of any damages claim has been covered and dealt with by our insurers. Celtic Plc has never,as far as I know,set aside any sums in our accounts as a contingency against loss.

Any outstanding amounts awarded against us by the courts will doubtless turn up in the 2023/24 accounts when they are released in September. Until then,anything else is only guesswork on our part.

Madmitch
July 1, 2024 11:13 am

Euros — some highs / some lows.

Southgate has lost the plot.
Wembley 2021 was his high point — downhill fast since then.
His team are shockingly bad — Slovakia were nothing special but they put in a shift.

They play with no desire — scared of their own shadows.
Over coached by a poor coach is never a good look.

The EPL season has caught up with too many.
Citeh and the Erse — their players are running on fumes.

Also their is a touch of the Rodney’s about their play — Rodney Marsh that is.
New player coming in with a huge reputation and upsetting the old stagers.
Plus he has gone missing for 60 minutes in most games.

The second team would be a better bet — they have desire / ambition / energy.
All the things that the first team lack at the moment.

Óglach
July 1, 2024 11:19 am

San Luis – July 1, 2024 10:41 am

I agree, i would be astounded if Celtic and it’s legal team agreed to parting with anything like £40 mill in compensation payments for something they have long argued they are not liable for. I’d be equally surprised if Celtic FC insurers agreed to pay such an amount given an insurance company refused to cover Man City’s compensation scheme . I think Mahe may have inadvertently been thinking of payments awarded by US courts rather than UK. I think the max amount the victims of the Man City child abuse compensation scheme received was £100k. Celtic may be following the same path as city did with a compensation scheme for the victims.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 11:30 am

OGLACH

I don’t think the reason for insurance not paying out in the cases against Bennell and Man City was down to a refusal. The judge said that the club could not be held responsible. Interesting judgement as you can read here.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jan/10/manchester-city-cannot-be-held-responsible-for-barry-bennell-abuse-court-rules

Madmitch
July 1, 2024 11:47 am

BMCUW / Og

The Citeh case — very hard nosed / very forceful / very limited regarding the links.
Not sure if our local legal framework would allow the same arguments to develop up here or follow the same path.

The judge used some very basic concepts to dig a legal ditch between the club and the abuser.
Not sure is an appeal was raised or how it is developing in the higher courts.

As it stands it looks as if it is half time in the Citeh case if an appeal has been allowed.

ernie lynch
July 1, 2024 12:00 pm

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

 July 1, 2024 11:30 am

The full court judgement in that case is available here

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2022/7.html

Although the claims were dismissed the judge did set out the amounts he would have awarded to each claimant if their claims had been successful. The figures range from £48K to £560K. The variation seems to be due to lost earnings.

I don’t know what happened thereafter, whether an appeal was lodged and when and why the compensation scheme was started.

SFTB
July 1, 2024 12:09 pm

Superbru update

celtic mas, Hamiltontim, One Malloy & Greenpinata (one pick), still to trap for tonight’s matches.

After last night’s results, we have 3 clear leaders

  1. Borgo67- 38 pts
  2. 18 Yard Man- 37.5 pts
  3. Jobo Baldie- 36.5 pts

First deadline is 5 pm tonight

The Star Above The Crest
July 1, 2024 12:58 pm

I admire your faith in our custodians.

Hopefully the new improved Celtic Park will have hot water in the toilets.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 1:17 pm

TSATC

Improvements? I can remember the old board announcing £1m of stadium improvements over the summer. It amounted to painting the edge of the terracing steps yellow. The new main stand,only about 15 years earlier,cost a fraction of that.

Prestonpans bhoys
July 1, 2024 1:19 pm

SAN LUIS et al

If you want a comparison the entire settlement for the Jimmy Savile cases was under £3m

Source The Guardian Tue 16 Dec 2014 10.26

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Madmitch
July 1, 2024 1:20 pm

BMCUW

The 1970 upgrade to the Main Stand was a new roof and seats in the Paddock.
The Main Stand is coming up for its Royal telegram.
Ancient would be one way of describing it.
It needs flattened and replaced.

TriggersBroomCSC.

The Star Above The Crest
July 1, 2024 1:43 pm

BMCUWP

The old board were fine, upstanding members of the community. I hope you’re not suggesting they were up to some kind of malarkey…

INIQUITOUS IV
July 1, 2024 2:47 pm

Chairbhoy ( from last post )

 June 30, 2024 4:03 pm
INIQUITOUS IV, Madmitch…
The Mark Lawwell role was a disaster for any number of reasons – I see no need for a head of recruitment at Celtic
Mark Cooper has been taken on as Chief Scout at Lennoxtown and Darren O’Dea has taken a “pathways role” to bring prospects through from the “B” team to the first team.
———————————————-
Hi Chairbhoy:
Just reading back. Thanks for responding.
I respectfully disagree with part of the above. The fact that Lawwell Jr. was a disaster
( I agree with this part ) does not invalidate the head of recruitment position for an experienced candidate with first class credentials, as distinct from blatant nepotism. Cooper has experience in both South America and the MLS and I think he will be a good addition as Chief Scout.

Questions abound: Who develops overall strategy? Who does the negotiations with other clubs? Who gets in the weeds with the agents? Who does the actual recruitment after Cooper has identified targets? Is it Cooper? Is it Nicholson? I would be surprised if it were Cooper, and Nicholson appears not to have the experience or personality traits for it.

Any ideas?
HH
Iniquitous IV

Rebus67
July 1, 2024 3:06 pm

Happy Canada Day, everyone!

Rebus

Auldheid
July 1, 2024 3:32 pm

Folks

You do know Celtic have to seek various permissions from the Council, the Police for improvements inside and outside.

My understanding although not current is that this is not always forthcoming and is outside The Board’s control.

Think about it. In whose interests is it not in to agree to improvements that do not benefit them?

Best not rush to judge based on less than a more knowledgeable understanding of the hurdles to be negotiated.

That is not to poo the ideas just inject a bit of reality into the thinking.

If BRTH were to post here he could expand much more than I can.

I remember in late 90s going to a meeting held in the Chelsea stadium hotel.

I was blown away but the clubs in the blow away category all have one thing in common. Population size. Some cities have a bigger population than Scotland.

That supports the idea of quality over quantity.

A roof over The Celtic Way would be a start.

Rebus67
July 1, 2024 4:03 pm

Since this is Canada Day, here is a painting I did. It could the prairies or an outport in Newfoundland. I called it “Canadian Night”.

Rebus

IMG_2361
Madmitch
July 1, 2024 4:09 pm

You have to wonder — if things were so stacked against us how come Wee FMcC was able to deliver an enlarged all seater stadium in about 5 years?

Headwinds from the council / the police / the planning department …
How did he manage to make so much progress in so little time?

If we have plans then we should explain them and put them forward and let the Yeti’s we are dealing with explain themselves and justify any objections they may have.

However plans need ambition / desire / ability and to me that is a bigger issue than Civic Scotland getting lippy / snidey / negative.

The city is crying out for new investment and we have a product to sell that needs that investment. Therefore if we are ready to spend the cash then we will get a hearing.

At the moment the only stuff getting built is PBSA housing units to support the universities — we are currently a one club golfer and this needs to change. We have the space and we are working on the product — all we need is for the execs to wake up and get their erse into gear.

Yeti’s — we can sort them out later.
Yeti — Abominable No Man / they say no matter the question.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 4:27 pm

TSATC

Me make such a suggestion? Never. Perish the thought-I merely state the facts and allow others to make their own mind up.

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Madmitch
July 1, 2024 4:36 pm

Canada Day — as in OMG we forgot about Canada — I blame Admiral Rodney.

If he hadn’t got his act together and saved Jamaica — seemingly its sugar was worth at least 5 times the tobacco from the 13 colonies –then it would been extra swag for the revolting colonials..

And an even bigger dog’s breakfast than they are today — Quebec vs the Puritans would have been a blast.

Big Audio Dynamite
July 1, 2024 4:54 pm

Mental Mitchell,

That’s now a full week of having digs at Celtic for things in and around our stadium – starting with the pitch and ending with the stadium surroundings.

Now, I wonder what could have happened to make you so worried about Celtic and the stadium they play in??

I’m racking my brain here! 😉😁

Big Audio Dynamite
July 1, 2024 4:59 pm

Am I the only real Canuck on here?

Oh Canada 🎶

🍁

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 5:05 pm

Happy Canada Day to all our contributors from that fine country.

Jimbo67
July 1, 2024 5:20 pm
BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 5:31 pm

Godawful game so far.

SFTB
July 1, 2024 5:39 pm

Canada’s best ever band.



AweNaw
July 1, 2024 5:47 pm

The PLC will naturally be cautious with the transfer spend. It’s not unusual for us to see who is still available and therefore more affordable towards the end of the window. This is how we behave in the market normally.

A few other reasons we should also acknowledge why no signings will be made until then and why this summer the plc may be even more cautious than before

1) Uefa Euro 2024

2) Copa America 2024

3) Elite v Rangers damages judgement due mid August. They are seeking 9.5m pounds sterling in damages. If the huns lose that one and are up for costs it could be a double digit settlement > 10m. Elite having already paid 350k pounds caution must be very confident.

4) Will 3 affect the huns ability to get a UEFA license for this season? Going concern anxieties coupled with no elected singular stadium for group stage football could finally draw UEFA’s ire

5) Can 3) or 4) or 3) and 4) initiate an insolvency event ? If it does then the PLC will naturally be cautious.

6) Ibrox closed until further notice due to safety regulations. You can add that to 5)

I wouldn’t expect any significant signings until the last week in August

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16 roads
July 1, 2024 5:49 pm

Another game of chess.

Only slight positive is that one of those poor excuses for football teams will be eliminated today.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 5:55 pm

Either Griezmann is wasted in midfield,or he’s just a waste of a jersey there tonight. In a terrible game so far,his performance is absolutely mediocre.

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BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 5:58 pm

AWENAW

Did you get The Great Big Book Of Crap Board Excuses For Being Tight as a Fathers Day present?

Big Audio Dynamite
July 1, 2024 6:00 pm

Gave up on the France game and ended up watching this again.

https://youtu.be/jt616hEtp38?si=D8cf0nVdjqumWuho

The kind of game you would gladly pay to watch.

The Real McCoy
July 1, 2024 6:03 pm

SFTB – that is funny 🤣
Jimbo – I just know that had to be BTO. I’ve been earwormed all weekend by Taking Care Of Business and Roll On Down The Highway 🕺🏻.
I considered a bit of Joni – Oh Canada but having mentioned Weekend or is it
The Weeknd 🤷🏻‍♂️
Blinding Lights

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRXx6U8ABQ

Hoopy Canada Day from me and my Canuck Lady McCoy 🇨🇦 🍁
HH💚🍀

Fan
July 1, 2024 6:16 pm

Even the refs asleep in this dreadful game!

Jimbo67
July 1, 2024 6:25 pm

https://youtu.be/DvxxdZpMFHg?si=M6Ou0w22c_mkccez

Somebody had to post this.

Happy Canada Day

Real McCoy- is it okay to admit to always liking the BTO track?

Jimbo

SteveNaive
July 1, 2024 6:33 pm

Rebus,

Thats a great painting.
Love the subject and the composition.
Very well done.

The Real McCoy
July 1, 2024 6:35 pm

Jimbo – of course 👍🏻
I bought the album back in ‘74 😳
HH💚🍀

IMG_0912
Jimbo67
July 1, 2024 6:39 pm

The Real McCoy

Slainte

Jimbo

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 6:44 pm

Was gonna take a fluke deflection to score.

AweNaw
July 1, 2024 6:57 pm

BMCUWP

I may be wrong but didn’t we only sign 3 bosmans in the summer before the huns last insolvency event ?

And again 3 bosmans in the winter before the huns last insolvency event?

I’m sure you agree that the present risk to the huns of another insolvency event must be higher than any time since then.

I’m not making excuses for their caution. I’m only reminding you all how the plc behave in such circumstances.

They will reel off losing 10m a year if no CVA can be struck. That could prove more difficult without a function stadium. The SPFL might well lose or have to renegotiate the TV deal. It happened the last time.

I don’t mind the laptop loyal and the hordes burying their heads in the sand with regards the damages case due to be heard in August. I do not see this particular case failing to be mentioned in the SMSM in conjunction with their stadium issues as being a coincidence or even mentioned at all. It’s a worry however if Celtic were to bury their head in the sands.

I reckon Elite spending at least 0.5m in caution and costs already in the hope of getting a much larger amount signals a degree of confidence in their legal position.

How will the countries UEFA coefficient be affected?

All legitimate concerns and with a degree of precedent on spend and behaviour.

I also reckon that if the spectre of an insolvency event for Sevco seems just around the corner and can be demonstrated to Brendan that it’s highly plausible. He might be more comfortable with the lack of quality at his disposal this window.

Don’t shoot the messenger

Last edited 11 days ago by AweNaw
SFTB
July 1, 2024 7:03 pm

4 people got the 1:0 score right including hairlikespaghetti who is rocketing up the table

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
July 1, 2024 7:25 pm

AWENAW

Good points. I always put the lack of spending in those years down to Lawwell freaking about the cost of Fortuné and Keane!

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