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Here we go for the next sugar daddy……………

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley plots move to buy Rangers and take them back to the Champions League

Apr 05, 2014 23:00
By Alan Nixon

The controversial Toon owner could uses his billions to rescue the ailing Scottish giants and restore them to their former glories

Great Scot: Is Mike Ashley set to go north of the border?

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to buy Scottish giants Rangers and bring back their glory days, reports Alan Nixon in the Sunday People.

The billionaire businessman, who already owns seven per cent of the Ibrox club, dreams of taking Rangers into the Champions League in the next two years.

But the 49-year-old has no plans to offload Newcastle – bad news for Toon fans who are desperate to see the back of him.

Yesterday members of the Mike Ashley Out Campaign held an open-top bus protest through the city centre before the game with Manchester United – they are fed up with Ashley’s stewardship of their club, claiming he runs it as a financial exercise rather than a sporting institution.

Owning two clubs in the same competition is forbidden – which could give Ashley problems should both Toon and Rangers qualify for Europe.

Ashley knows there is money to be made from the loyal Rangers supporters, as fanatical as Newcastle’s.

For all their current financial problems, Rangers could still be a money-making machine in the right hands.

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JimBhoy says:

April 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

I’d be pretty p!ssed off if the rumour that Celtic have fined Griffiths is true. It just backs up the lunacy at the SFA…


Nearly…….the fine by his employers makes the follow up charge by SFA even more nonsensical

Celtic had every right to slap him on the wrists – he should not by his own conduct blemish the reputation and good standing of his employer. Hopefully he has learned that he is now in a real fishbowl and cannot be seen to be doing this stuff when everyone and his uncle has a phone with video etc ready to send and post it all over the internet.

However, for the SFA to then become involved is nonsense – which is why Celtic are defending him on that – basically saying we have taken care of it and there is no need for a double punishment…………

I for one am not at all unhappy with Celtic for their stance so not sure why you are “pi$$ed”

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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
This portion interested me in the TRFC ST blurb.

“In addition, a limited number of value season tickets will be introduced, seeing the lowest adult price at Ibrox in more than 10 years.”

Having worked for ticketing pricing/accounting in a major US airline – I think they are using interesting similar tactics.

In order to get advertising going you designate the minimum no of seats as Consumer Watchdog will allow at a low price – say out of 350 seats you have 10 seats available for 200 while the rest are 300 – 500. You can now advertise the famous = prices start at only 200 – when in fact there is zero chance anyone outside of the 10 (which are sold via favoured outlets for commercial gain) will have a chance to get the for sale ones – they are then hooked into buying the other ones. This is favoured heavily by low cost carriers. And now seemingly football clubs!

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
Ok here is something to consider………Goosey has got me thinking………….

SDM said CW duped him – everyone including me guffaws……..but what if……….

What if DK was the man that was supposed to take over the Marble Staircase but his issues with SARS meant he could not and the timing of this could not have been any worse since now SDM had no more time to delay until DK was free due to Lloyds now demanding their money back as well as his crumbling MIH empire………

So they find someone who will be the figurehead until DK can move in and take over…………

Jack built CW up thanks to Keef to be the billionaire – MH were SDM’s boys doing the favour….so they built him up because it suited their agenda to have him accepted. SDM also ignored Bain and Johnstons warnings – SDM also put CW in touch with Ticketus – seemed all very friendly indeed between SDM and CW.
During the CW reign, DK was not only getting financial reports on a continuous basis but also was the only one not fired or forced out – and as soon as Admin happens, in flies DK………….

DK was an important piece – and thinks he is owed after his 20 million gift to Murray Sports…….

But what if for once SDM was telling the truth……

What if DK was supposed to be the Loving Cup toaster in waiting……….and CW was supposed to be the foreman meantime………..but decided instead to go with his plan to get Ibrox and Moses MacNeil Park via a quick administration……….which backfired when Charles and Imran reneged on their promises………..

According to our late friend Corsica, CW, CG and DK were amongst a select group in Zurich for a wee chat………. now why would DK want to be doing that……….the others we know why, but DK?

Could it be that Lord Cardigans last minute attempt was an attempt by SDM to get the assets safe until DK was back in the ring once his SARS troubles were over……

However, CG and his band had already got visions of mansions in France and despite their Rangersitis, saw the possibilities of their bank balances increasing substantially.

DK was left without his promised position at the head of the Peepil and has been trying to finagle a way back in ever since……..

Maybe for once Murray is telling the truth……….and he was indeed duped……… was DK.

Some things start to make a bit more sense if you go along those lines…………

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
Barcabhoy says:

March 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Graham Wallace……..maybe not as independent as some would like to portray

He was appointed to the board of Rangers Retail on 16th January 2013. Also on that board was Charles Green.

Wallace wasn’t appointed as CEO of RIFC plc for another 10 months. 20th November 2013.

Looks like a Mike Ashley appointee to me, and as a former boardroom colleague of Charles Green you wonder who else he might have links to.

So Wallace cant really claim ignorance of all contracts before his appointment as CEO


Something was odd in Dave Kings statement that I did not see picked up on.

KJ: Why not just buy the current regime out then?

DK: The club needs my money not the shareholders. Charles Green doesn’t need the money.

I don’t want to hand over my money to buy a bankrupt club. Where does the money come to build the team?

Every single pound I put into this I want it spent on the team and on the facilities like Murray Park and Ibrox. Why on earth would I want to give any of that to Charles Green?

Why would the money go to Charles Green? He has nothing to do with anything at TRFC as per Aug 20 2013 storyline…

On March 5th 2014, Dave King said Charles was not involved………

So was his statement that Charles Green benefits from the selling of the shares to King an admission that he found out something during his stay here?

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Lessons learned……………

A few years ago, there was someone who claimed he had millions to “invest” in RFC – there was a committee set up by the RFC board to ensure this person had all the money he claimed he had. Alastair Johnston and Martin Bain found out that he was not quite off the radar as was stated but were over ruled by DM, who subsequently claimed he was duped. Tonight it was claimed on Sportsound (not for the first time) that RFC were in good shape until CW was given the access to the marble staircase.

We have been inundated with big boy did it and ran away stories for the last 2 years in order to deflect from the facts that DM destroyed the thing he claimed to love in his quest to emulate his rivals to win the European Cup and beat the 9 in a row. He equalled the 9 in a row but was unable to do better than the 1972 RFC team in Europe. All of this was done with BoS money loans via his Murray conglomerate of companies. Ultimately he ran up the costs and money owed that CW had nowhere else to go once Ally’s managerial skills had them punted out of the CL and EL before August was done. It was also done with the wilful connivance of SFA – of this there is no doubt – with RCO ensuring everything was in order for his masters.

So fast forward 2 years………..

Now we have an exact situation – a club on its knees staggering under an enormous cash burn rate hoping that a new and generous sugar daddy will help them.

Now given that the RFC board failed to ensure CW was all Jack Irvine had the Scottish Media state he was, should someone else other than RIFC board be tasked with the job of ensuring Dave King has the money at hand to take them out of trouble?

Since Dave King has requested transparency for the suffering TRFC fans from the board, will he be able to produce the proof that there is 30 million or whatever he is promising, ready to be made available should the RIFC board be forced to stand down by the proposed ST boycott.

After all, would be horrible to have a boycott of STs to kill a TRFC only to find that Dave King was also not quite off the radar with his wealth…………..

I am sure given the Armageddon scenario advocated by Regan, the SFA will be watching closely to ensure they are not going to have to worry about the fabric of Scottish society having another nightmare close season.

I am sure Dave King promises to stay until it was all sorted was well meant – however he is now back in South Africa and it is not all sorted. He still has the brass neck though to state how much of someones money he needs to make sure Peter Lawwell and his crew have sleepless nights. You would think we would see through all this PR guff these chaps put out but apparently not!

So as George Bush said, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice………….shame on SFA………

SFA – maintaining oversight of Scottish football since 1873 – but only when it suited them!

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
Dave MacKay – not Don – apologies!!!!

And another one – why do managers have to stand in those stupid zones with their arms folded looking deep in thought…………and how much water do they really need to drink standing on the side of the pitch?

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