The last couple of articles have brought up a number of unpalatable issues. Quite frankly,the one on Tuesday from ONEMEMBERONEVOTE was hardly the kind of thing anyone wants to read over their cornflakes or porridge in the morning.
It showed in bald detail how we have regressed from a point of supremacy,dropping income by around 40%,and allowing them to catch up to the extent that their income is no longer dwarfed by us,but nearly matches it.
Now allow me to hypothesise here. I was aware of financial troubles at RFC as far back as 2004. In actual fact,it didn’t take a genius,it just took someone with internet access. As I was neither of the above,I spoke to a colleague at work about it,who put me in touch with someone in our Scottish branch.
Hey,good for me,eh? That’s not the point. The people in charge of Celtic were aware of it too.
And don’t dare tell me they weren’t,because Brian Quinn is on record of warning Murray that his payment methods were illegal.
So,here’s the deal. We knew in 2004 that the huns were a busted flush. We knew too that they were playing fast and loose with HMRC. And after another wee Treble in 2008 what did we do?
We allowed that utterly odious character to return to Ibrox and become a legned. Aye,we can laugh,but he won a Treble.
Then they eventually went bust,our major shareholder cries into his golf cart and our micromanaging CEO signs off the 5WA despite denying it an AGM. He should be struck off the register for that. By law.
So,are our board complicit or incompetent? It’s a weird thing that people in power can shrug off a question,but they find it difficult when asked two opposing questions.
It’s either,or. But I’ll cut them a break on this one and say both. And damned both ways.
MAHE and I set this site up two years ago to give Celtic fans a place to talk without getting the usual fandan pantywetter nonsense that we see on other sites. That’s not a go at CQN,I’ve got a lot of respect for Paul. But it is true through nearly every site on Timternet.
Now,MAHE and I have had a lot of mails over those years requesting that certain people be removed from the site. PAUL67 had plenty about me! We always refuse,no rules are being broken and if we see something that doesn’t sit straight,we will say so.
We are providing everyone with a platform to discuss the future of our club. We have made that plain from Day One. And yet some of our posters cannot be bothered to discuss such a matter of import because XYZ poster annoys him. And mails us to tell XYZ to eff off or he himself is leaving.
You can guess the reply,regretful as may be.
So what I’m saying to you all is,this board might be doing in our collective boxes,but it is no time to be getting out of dodge. That’s our team,we might not be too happy about the people in suits,but the guys in the HOOOOOOOPS are us. And if your ego is so fragile that you run screaming into a corner and don’t want to have your say on here,cool. Your call.