Posted tagged ‘Rangers F.C.’

The Baw Is Burst – Let’s Go Home…

July 12, 2012

 

Another month and STILL this saga looks no closer to an end point.

I predicted that there would be no form of Rangers in any league for next season; i am becoming more and more sure that this will now be the case.

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Preferred Bidder? There Needs To Be A Bid First……

April 23, 2012

 

DUFF AND PHELPS, the administrators of Rangers Football Club, issued the following statement today.

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The King Speaks…..

March 7, 2012

Only title win saved Rangers from going bust claims Dave King

This morning has greeted us with a statement from Mr Dave King. I am(perhaps) overly critical of the Rangers board of old.

Personally, and I do little to hide this, I would like a full and frank investigation into ALL of the following with regard to their involvement in the clubs affairs throughout the Murray and Whyte era’s: Dave King, David Murray, Paul Murray, Hugh Adams, Martin Bain, Craig Whyte, Alastair Johnstone, Campbell Ogilvie, John McClleland, Mike McGill, Gary Withey,  Andrew Ellis and Phil Betts.

In recent times we have seen the ‘old’ guard emerging from the woodwork to tell us exactly how they feel about Craig Whyte, his takeover etc.

Much of it stinks!

It doesn’t stink because I am a great believer in Craig Whyte – far from, but more because I believe that all of those mentioned above have been complicit in either recent or historic times of hiding information that they were privy to as members of the board.

I actually feel that some of them are trying to stay ahead of the game – to e-quit themselves of any public liability by suddenly becoming ‘tell tales’. The most recent, but by no means the only one has been Hugh Adams. Exactly where were you Sir, all of them years ago, when this practice was going on? It is all very good and well devulging your information now that the shit has hit the fan – but exactly where were you prior to this when things were going “well…”??

Exactly: Nowhere!

It is now the turn of Dave King. The man himself has been steeped in controversy in recent times over his own tax dealings in South Africa. Nevertheless the man is one of great wealth and one of stature in the field of business. So what did he have to say?

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Slowest…Admin….Ever

February 25, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot has happened in the last week, oh sorry: that is a lie.

The stark reality is that Rangers appear to be ‘playing’ at Administration so far. It is not Rangers fault of course but rather that of the administrators themselves.

I would say that it is the lack of urgency toward admin matters from Duff&Phelps that seems to have allowed a sense of brazen confidence enter the Ibrox fray. Indeed, administration doesn’t really seem that big a deal – OK, so an ineffective COO and Director of football leave but hey-ho, no biggy eh? (more…)

A Whole Load Of Nothing……

February 16, 2012

As predicted – todays news conference with administrators was a bit of a non-event.

No information regarding the clubs finances were revealed – nor did i expect any to be. (more…)

Should I Stay Or…Will I Be Made To Go?

February 14, 2012

Administration was today forced upon Rangers quicker than even the most prevalent of critics could have imagined. In 24hours Rangers went from lodging papers to being faced with a potential HMRC induced administrator. As it stands – there now appears to be a further £9million in tax liability for P.A.Y.E since May 2011. This is strange – along with the rest of the money that is apparently posted missing, does Craig Whyte really have Rangers interests at heart? Not a chance…. (more…)

Speaking too Soon?? The ‘Old – Guard’

February 11, 2012

It would appear that, as sure as the sun doth rise – the debate over Rangers past shall continue. In the past week Craig Whyte has released a trendy niche of sound bites in relation to the ormer Ibrox rear-guard, and by this I do not refer to Messer’s Gough and Brown.

The slagging match continues; and I use the word ‘slagging with’ deft apt: that’s all that it is.

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For There’s Not A Team Called The Glasgow Rangers –Might JUST Be The Answer

January 28, 2012

Another day breaks icy cold and slippery sloped before a ‘vital’ SPL encounter with Hibernian at Ibrox.

Normally, a Saturday 3pm fixture resulted in the excitement of waking up, eating your breakfast – unhealthily fried- and reading the paper for any team news for the day ahead. There wasn’t a day went by that some footballing controversy wasn’t in the papers, usually irrelevant but not to those of the opposite persuasion  outraged as they flicked from the back page headline to the no doubt Heinz blotched page where the story unfurled.

Those days are gone.

There is often a need to romanticise football in Scotland, the World in fact. Nostalgia plays a large part as even the most mundane of characters wax lyrical about the goal they witnessed the previous week, such guile, such craft.

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Celtic – Guilty of Stupidity but NOT Sectarianism.

November 16, 2011

So this week sees a return to the sectarian singing debate, this time including Celtic Football Club and chants made during a European fixture. The preamble appears of striking resemblance to the charge posed against Rangers Football Club with regard to the same matter: UEFA want to ‘clamp down’.  (more…)

This, That and Everything. Rangers Football Club.

November 10, 2011

A lot has been happening in the short time since i last decided to comment on a subject that either interested or Irked me.

First of all let’s comment on the ever-present tax case involving Rangers Football Club. The tribunal is now well underway and yet no one is willing to gamble on the outcome of such.Mainly due to the fact no one is entirely sure of the facts.

Other websites/blogs on the internet have an in-depth fascination with the tax case and for that purpose i do not see any merit in me making much comment on the possibilities. What i will do is comment on Scottish Football and the future of Rangers Football Club in my own view.Nothing of authority, just simple point of view.

Glasgow Rangers are classically known as one half of the ‘old firm’ and in a statement that will no doubt get the kickers of every provincial club supporters in a twist : They ARE Scottish Football.

Much speculation is being made on what should happen to Rangers should they cease to exist. Should they have their trophy and titles removed from their period of ‘cheating’ – well, the simple answer is no, because at no point was this system of paying through EBT’s ever expressly implied as an illegal method of finance in the SFA/SPL/ FIFA/UEFA/any other guideline or constitution at this time. Therefore, we cannot punish in retrospect. Simple. Although this idea may be a ‘wet dream’ in the eyes of many  it is an otherwise non – starter unless someone somewhere could present a very concluding argument on it’s failure of ‘natural justice’. This would further be hampered however, in a world where World Football Governing bodies allows a club like Monaco to be run through funding from a Principality, Real Madrid by loans issued by Spanish Government concerned banks (Caja Madrid) to sums beyond their ability to pay back and at hugely subsidised rates .Not to mention numerous clubs funded by Russian ‘alleged gangsters’. It would be hard to punish Rangers for flaunting tax laws (If that is found to be the case) when other clubs, much larger and with much more power are arguably up to similar or worse . Not defending Rangers here, merely pointing out other frailties in the system.

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