Before we start, I’d just like to apologise for the inaccuracy yesterday, as it was , in fact, Devante cole, and not Declan Glaagher who underttok the serious assault on Jeremie Frimpong, in case anyone from Police Scotland is reading this and fancies getting their conviction bonus this month.
Thats not to say, however, that Gallagher wouldn’t have done it had the opportunity arose, or any of the other Motherwell players, come to think of it.
Kris ajer and Mo Elyannoussi won;t have to self isolate on their return to Scotland, and therefore are available to face Hibernian this weekend, the club confirmed yesterday. a spokesman said;
” Whats the fucking point ? No one gives a toss any more. ”
But hang on, Peter does.
Not neccesarily about Covid, although he must do, as Celtic have been following protocol and none of the players have held birthday parties, hired hookers or run away from the police, but about Resolution 12.
Thats right, he’s finally going to come out a-whopping and a-whipping and start to fight for what’s right.
The questions surrounding collusion, corruption and cheating may yet finally be answered, and the football world in Scotland returned to the world of sport from the world of business.
Well, he has said so…and long time searcher of the truth Auldheid clarified what that means….
The use of the term that Res11 was unecessary was used in 2013 Res12 as well.
The Company Lawyer explained it as meaning that because Celtic had questioned the SFA in December 2011 and were satisfied with the response there was no need to go to UEFA so Res12 was unecessary.
That was challenged before the 2013 AGM with evidence suggesting there was an overdue payable contrary to SFA response of Dec 2011 which led to adjournment.
This time if you read the the Original Res which is on an earlier page, what the shareholders put to Celtic was not rejected by Celtic.
Quite the opposite they are saying they will pursue with SFA and UEFA. The latter means original Res12 not needed as that is what it asked.
Agreeing to go to UEFA was result of UEFA already having a case of deceit and possible fraud to investigate as result of SFA pulling out. That case was made by shareholders in May and July 2020 and passed to the relevant person in UEFA. There has been no response refuting the case to date.
The issue now is not that an investigation has come to an end which is preying on preconceived notions but will Celtic do as they have said?
Obviously there is huge mistrust that will happen based on past experience not helped by:
1. Lack of timetable.
2. Who exactly will progress if any be reported to? “Certain Member”?
3. What is in the company interests that I saw Awe Naw has commented on but have still to read
4. An end date.
So whilst welcoming Celtic are saying they will pursue the above points need addressed to give any promise to follow up credibility.
This is where an an explanation of Res12 being unecessary comes in. It means as Board are doing what is asked then it is unecessary, not it has been dropped.
As I said the term has been used before the difference is unlike 2013 the evidence that there is a case to answer is sound.
If it wasnt Res11 would have been rejected on those grounds.
We now have questions on the 4 issues above to put, particularly mistrust, the over riding one, using the e mail address Celtic have provided in the notice.
We’ll keep an eye on developments, and if you will, listen out for the sound of the hunting horn, as we’ll need as big a posse as we can muster.
No no, posse.
As in yee hah!
The importance of the AGM, and the reaction to Resolution 12, cannot be understated.
It cannot be understated because, guess what, there still appears to be an aversion to paying taxes over at Ibrox, a mentality they have inherited from the previous club, presumably to make up for not actually inheriting their history.
Phil MacGhiollabhan, the only proper journalist willing to talk about that which is forbidden in Scotland claims that the new club owed a seven figure sum in tax at the time of the first lockdown, which they are now paying off in instalments.
This is significant.
Apart from the revelation that they are in the doo doo again, we have to consider the first time they were skint, and what was done to try to help them, which , of course, leads us back to Resolution 12.
Is this why Peter has finally decided he;s had enough ?
Does he think that they are at it again ?
Is he worried that Celtic supporters and shareholders, who have handed over money for merchandise and season books despite not being allowed to go to games in a show of support that is truly astonishing, might be reluctant to do so if they are allowed to succeed where the old club failed, and use european money to survive what is looking like an inevitable meltdown.
We saw unprecedented cheating as Rangers earned a place in the champions League ahead of their eventual liquidation.
Fortunately, there is little evidence to suggest the game is being rigged to make sure they get the chance to do it again.
If you don’t count whats going on on and off the field at the moment, that is.
Which seems to be a lot, and if this has worried Lawwell and Desmond, if they are aware that the support and shareholders will not tolerate it a second time, then are we about to see them finally do the right thing ?
Is Peter an honourable man ?