The debate last night has shed new light on something that the msm maybe should have highlighted during all the drama of the voting of the SFL to place Rangers in Division 1 or Division 3. It ended up as 3 as we are all aware.
During the lead up to the vote there was lots of talk about self interest in the vote. Maybe certain teams should not be able to vote eg Dundee as they were going up and would vote Division 3 to get up or Dunfermline who at the time did not know they were staying in the first.
As I am not one for spreading rumours last night David Stevenson, one of our commenters, brought to light an issue of interest related to the pie topic but which also highlights the vote issues.
I have copied and pasted below for yous to read and for yous to make up your own mind on the matter .
We highlighted the pie suppliers last night.
“Mcghee’s – Glasgow’s finest pie makers and also very famous for crispy rolls”.
Here’s the comment below:-
(To be read in a faux Humphrey Bogart voice).
So that was it: McGhee’s supplied the pies….. When I heard that, my mind drifted…. I could almost smell them. Of all the grounds in all the leagues in all the world, they sold them there too… As well as Firhill, Parkhead and other stadia of dreams….
But McGhee’s weren’t just manufacturers of ordinary Scotch pies; they had their finger in the Curry Pie too…. Mr. Singh? Did he even exist? If he did, was he was just a pawn in the Great Game……?
But who was the Pieman? That was the big question…. The little guys don’t amount to a hill of beans atop a mutton pie in this world….. Mick had said it was Alistair, but I wasn’t buying that; he was just small-fry, a consumer…… The link, when I found it, lay on the north side of the river, not the south; up by the Firhill Basin. The bigshot there was a tanned dude called Beattie… David Beattie, Chairman of Partick Thistle, Maryhill’s finest….. But I knew that name from somewhere else. That somewhere else was McGhee’s…. Where the upper crust, the Non-Executive Chairman was none other than the self-same David Beattie…..
In the week before Black Friday, the papers had been full of reports and counter-reports. Who was a ”Yes” (not many, admittedly…), who was a “No”…. The Jags were in the “No” column, and even if that was a qualified “No”, the media didn’t seem too bothered…. And when the smoke had cleared on the SFL meeting, the hack from the Record squeezed a quote out of the Pieman, even though his reply to STV’s “how did you vote?” inquiry was a polite “no comment”:
“We’re still of the opinion league reconstruction and financial redistribution should be on the agenda, but as one body of 42 clubs driving it forward.
“The integrity of the game has been upheld by the SFL’s decision on Rangers. It was a very brave decision but a good one and the fans will be extremely happy. The whole financial model of Scottish football now has to be looked at again.”
Just what any Jags fan would want to hear coming from the Head Honcho at el Rancho Cardo… But why did the Record cite Thistle as being one of the five “Yes” votes then…..? How could that quote come from a “Yes-man”…? Which David Beattie gave the quote? The fitba’ man or the Pieman? The man of integrity or the man who just couldn’t see his pie empire bite the crust……? Or was the Record just plain wrong? It wouldn’t be the first time….. They’d said Brechin were a “Yes” too, but that was just so much baloney….
The answer to the riddle wrapped inside an enigma of a pie crust nestled in a tinfoil tray that is the definitive truth about the Jags vote has yet to be unraveled…. Maybe at the next “Meet the Board” night, all will be revealed.
This to me is the main thing uncovered last night. Should Mister Beattie not have declared an interest and abstained from voting ?????
Division 1 would lead to more pie sales than Division 3!
The way things are going I don’t think Piegate 3 will be the end as today when I got up and opened the email account one of the UK’s finest reporters had sent me a email who do you think?
What an honour – I am so chuffed that our on line debate has been acknowledged by a top man like Mark!
Enough of me basking in glory at a email from Mark – let’s get back to the topic!.
The whole debate started when Walliam highlighted that the sales and expenditure didn’t look right
Sales – food and beverages £388,973
Expenditure – food and beverages £991,155
Both these numbers are from the interim creditors’ report dated 12 July 2012and signed on behalf of Duff and Phelps.
Today’s the day that D+P are going to explain to me how they derived those figures.
If they give us a good reason I will up load as a comment tonight.
As there is great humour in this debate here’s some of last nights joke comments for you to recap on.
Rangers – a pie-son chalice if ever there was one!
Is it beyond the scope of this blog to suggest pie recipes which would cover the shortfall?
I was just thinking that the pies might be the tip of the iceberg – have the sausage rolls been checked?
Piegate the story that looks set to go on and on and on now the beeb are on it!
Hold tight lads! We’re going mainstream lol!
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