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Late equalisers and legal own goals

Sevco suffered a financial setback last night when Borna Barišić could not get out of the path of Felix Mambimbi’s strike.

A pie and a point

It is an enduring disgrace that in 2019 across Europe players of colour are subjected to racist abuse on a regular basis.

Blue Room manoeuvres episode 94

I’m told that the Sevco High Command are trying to get a listing on the Stock Exchange.

A festival of pretence

This is a great week for the Stenography Corps. Indeed, they’ve been dreaming about this since they were grief-stricken back in the summer of 2012.

Just in from UEFA

This just in from UEFA. Dear Sir, Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European League group stage match between Feyenoord and Rangers FC (2-2), played on 28 November in the Netherlands.

The differing approaches of the SFA and UEFA

A few hours after the final whistle in Rotterdam I contacted the UEFA Media Relations office.

A Blue Room coup?

The narrative presented by Mr King to the RIFC AGM last week was one of a planned departure by the chairman whose work was done.

Everyone anyone in Rotterdam

Apparently the klan just couldn’t help themselves last night at the Feyenoord match.

Annual Genuine Meeting

Rugger Guy has often said to me that one of the cardinal crimes in the business world is for a CEO to lie to shareholders at an AGM.

Drill amidst the dead

History forgotten is a betrayal. Those who have gone before us here deserve so much more than that.

Hong Kong fooey?

Suddenly, the usual suspects in the mainstream are all giddy with the prospect of good news coming down the pipe at Sevco.

A glib and shameless valediction

Yesterday, I was reminded of a free and frank exchange of viewed between the Serious Professional and Mr King’s intergalactic PR guru.

Resolution 12 2019 talking points

The following points were made to Celtic on Monday morning (November 25, 2019) apropos the Resolution 12 situation...

The war of Dave’s ego ends in unconditional surrender

When Dave King took over Sevco in the Off Licence Putsch of 2015 the basket of assets was within six months of breaking even.

Strict instructions for the Sevco AGM

I’m told that the massed ranks of the Sevco High Command were at New Douglas Park yesterday.

Honouring our dead and remembering British barbarism in Dublin

I’ve had a busy oul day down in the capital. Consequently, the laptop is only now on at the close of play.

Common sense inventory

Outsiders can be highly useful to any culture. By their very being, they ask important questions that locals rarely consider.

Back to school at the Thunderer

It must have been rather annoying for the genuine journalists within the Times stable to receive an internal email recently.

The Ibrox diaries

Oh dear I’m told that there was a rather tense exchange at Times HQ in London yesterday.

A thundering squirrel

As a piece of spin, this was very successful. It was immediately seized upon by the target audience as the opposite of fake news.

Confetti for a funeral

I contacted Rugger Guy today with a question. As I had seen that David Low had tweeted this: David is a serious numbers guy with a granular understanding of finance and football in Scotland.

When fantasy becomes harsh reality in January

It is difficult not to feel for Ross Wilson today. He was sent out today to soothe the fears of the Ibrox klan base about the possibility of an austerity drive hitting the first-team squad in January.

Just checking in

It is always a good idea to make sure that your key personnel are happy at their work.

Doped up in Dubai

Celtic go into the international break ahead in the league, but only by the narrowest of margins.

Web Summit 2019

It is a classic Third Wave creation and is now considered to be the most important tech event in the world.

Opposing fascists both foreign and domestic

Fascism and football have a long history. The dictator of the 1930s quickly realised that it was a route to popularity with the masses.

Birthday wishes to a unique club

Feliz aniversário para Celtic! It seems somehow appropriate to be wishing my club many happy returns from the city where they became immortal.

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1 Celtic 15 13 1 1 46 9 37 40
2 “Rangers” 15 12 2 1 45 10 35 38
3 Aberdeen 18 9 5 4 26 22 4 32
4 Motherwell 17 10 1 6 29 22 7 31
5 Kilmarnock 18 6 5 7 17 21 -4 23
6 Hibernian 17 5 7 5 27 29 -2 22
7 Ross County 17 5 5 7 20 35 -15 20
8 Livingston 18 4 7 7 23 27 -4 19
9 St Mirren 18 4 3 11 15 27 -12 15
10 St Johnstone 16 3 6 7 14 33 -19 15
11 Hearts 17 2 6 9 16 28 -12 12
12 Hamilton Academical 18 2 6 10 16 31 -15 12

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