I just came across this, i dont read the record cos they aint always had the best rep for the truth so i hadnt read it,thought id post it anyway,gave me a laugh,especially the quote from McGraw saying he will never leave glasgow cos Paul wil say he ran from him,well he never even left his bloody house nevermind glasgow,lol,hes got his final wish then eh?He'll certainly no be leaving glasgow anytime soon now eh?NOTICE HOW THE RECORD ALWAYS INSIST PAUL AND MC GRAW HAD A "BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT",aye right,lol!Cheers
MCGRAW FUNERAL: STAY AWAY FERRIS
THE widow of gangland godfather Tam McGraw has warned his arch-enemy Paul Ferris not to come to his funeral to gloat over his corpse.
Ferris told pals he wanted to go to the service "just to make sure he's dead".
But grieving Margaret McGraw got wind of Ferris's plan and quickly warned him off.
An underworld source said last night: "Ferris is the very last person McGraw's family wants to see at the funeral.
"Margaret heard Ferris wanted to go but she has told him to stay away.
"Feelings are running high after Tam's death and all hell would break loose if Ferris turned up It would be the final straw for some of the mourners."
Ferris, a former enforcer for crime lord Arthur Thompson, now claims he has turned his back on the underworld.
But he never lost his hatred of McGraw, who took Thompson's place as Glasgow's top gangster.
He repeatedly accused his old rival of being a police "grass".
And when McGraw, 55, died of a heart attack in his bed at home, Ferris made no effort to hide his delight.
He told his mates: "At least it saved us abullet."
Our source added: "Ferris will probably take the advice and steer clear of the funeral but that won't stop him celebrating in his own way.
"He is wondering how Strathclyde cops are going to get on now without their top informant. He thinks it is quite amusing.
"He rarely goes to funerals anyway because he knows how much attention he attracts and how much trouble it could cause."
The feud between Ferris and McGraw dates back to the early 1990s, when Arthur Thompson still ran the Glasgow underworld.
The two men had both worked for Thompson and were associates at one point but their relationship turned sour after Ferris branded McGraw a police informer.
Ferris accused McGraw of being involved in the murders of his pals, Bobby Glover and Joe "Bananas" Hanlon, in 1991.
The two small-time hoods were shot in revenge for the killing of Thompson's son Arthur junior - a crime Ferris was later cleared of committing.
Their bodies were reportedly put on display at one of McGraw's pubs, the Caravel in Barlanark.
Ferris also blamed McGraw for getting him sent back to jail to finish a seven-year sentence for gun-running.
His parole was revoked after an alleged knife fight with McGraw, and he accused McGraw of inventing the incident to have him locked up.
McGraw and Ferris eventually made a deal to stay out of each other's affairs, but it was purely a business arrangement. Their personal dislike remained as strong as ever.
Shortly before his death, McGraw told an interviewer that he only stayed in Glasgow so Ferris would not have the satisfaction of seeing him leave.
He said: "If we left, Paul Ferris would suddenly emerge from where he's been hiding and shout that I'd run away because he's scared me off. There's no way I'll ever let him say that.
"Margaret and I have lived in the east end all our lives. We have a lovely home and every time I go away, I want to get back as soon as I arrive.
"Ferris would love me to leave but I'll never give him that satisfaction.
"The only way I'll ever leave Glasgow is in a box."
McGraw rubbished claims that he and Ferris were once allies, insisting: "We were never close. He might have thought he was close but he wasn't.
"I realised I couldn't trust him and didn't want him around."
McGraw also accused Ferris of telling "unforgivable lies" about his wife, the woman he called "my rock".
Margaret, known as The Jeweller because of her love of garish gold trinkets, is now at the helm of her husband's estimated £30million empire.
McGraw built his fortune dealing drugs, but branched out into legitimate businesses include property development and the taxi trade.
He said before his death: "I've put everything in Mag's hands. I trust her totally."
Margaret and son William, 25, will say their goodbyes to McGraw tomorrow at a Glasgow crematorium.
McGraw's lieutenant John "Joker" McCartney will be among the mourners. And heroin dealer and former McGraw associate Craig Devlin is due to fly in from Spain to pay his respects.
Loyalist terror chief Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair and his wife Gina are also expected to turn up.
Police surveillance officers will monitor the ceremony.
After the service, Margaret is expected to head for the McGraw holiday home in Tenerife.
TAM McGRAW was riddled with cancer and living on borrowed time.
We can reveal the chain-smoking gangster was in the advanced stages of colon cancer and it had spread to his lungs.
Hours before he passed away, McGraw had tests on his bowel at a private hospital.
He had suffered bouts of diarrhoea over six months and severe pains. A post mortem revealed he was riddled with the disease.
An insider said: "If he hadn't died of a heart attack, the cancer would have killed him.
"His arteries were clogged and the cancer had spread to his lungs, which probably contributed to his heart attack. The smoking didn't help either."
McGraw had a cancer scare three years ago after finding a lump in his groin. It was found to be benign.
Underworld sources are sure McGraw knew he was dying because of his behaviour.
He and his wife Margaret had lived apart in recent years. But she'd recently let him back into the family home in Glasgow.
Close pal Manny McDonnell suspected something was wrong after meeting McGraw in a pub two weeks ago.
McDonnell, 47, explained: "He gave me a hug and kissed me on the cheek. It wasn't like him so I asked, 'What's up, Tam?'
"He said, 'I trust you, Manny. I just have this odd sensation something's not right'.
"He'd sometimes fool around but this was different - he'd never acted that way before."