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I think one really has to look at the context …

Comment on .. and they wonder why nobody buys papers by Homunculus.

I think one really has to look at the context as well as the content of a discussion.

For example how did the discussion about allocation of tickets to away support at Celtic Park start and who was interested in it. Was it entirely Celtic supporters discussing this, and to what end. I certainly replied to it, but only to point out that as far as I was aware Rangers would not be getting 25% or anything near it.

You also have to look at how things are worded. Celtic dropping the “irish stuff” if Rangers die has entirely different connotations to ““the Irish connection” at Parkhead”. Again I responded to it because I was at a loss to understand why it was being discussed and what it had to do with Rangers dying. The Celtic support celebrating the heritage of a lot of it’s fans is not about Rangers, or anyone else for that matter. As Tris pointed out, who complains about London Irish, or London Scots / Welsh.

If people think that Celtic support responding when Celtic are being discussed makes this look like a Celtic site it’s difficult to see what can be done about that. Short of people not bringing up specifically Celtic related issues. That might be the best idea.

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JULY 21, 2016 at 16:03


There’s the point, if he is indeed “calling the shots at Ibrox and therefore ‘in charge’ of things” then why is he not on the board.

I have attached a list of every director, past and present. King is not on the board, never has been, but as you say is “calling the shots”.

Simplest answer, if he actually directly involved him in the company then “fit and proper” would have to be addressed. As it is just now he only owns shares in a PLC which owns shares in the club.

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
As I understand it Dave King sits on the board of Rangers International PLC, the holding company. He also holds about 16% of the shares in that PLC.

He does not sit on the board of The Rangers Football Club Ltd. He never has sat on that board.

He basically sits on the board of a PLC which owns shares in a company which trades as a football club. On that basis does he actually have to pass any “fit and proper” test. Has anyone ever seen anything to suggest he was put to that test and passed it.

There is an assumption that he has been passed as “fit and proper”, it is equally likely that it has never actually been an issue.

Happy to be corrected.

“Dave King is now in charge of the new club …”, with a 16% shareholding in the PLC and no seat on the board of the Ltd Co that is quite a claim. It would suggest a concert party arrangement for the PLC and a shadow director arrangement for the Ltd Co. 

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
JULY 19, 2016 at 21:05 

I can accept his frustration with ‘plasticness’ …


Is “plasticness” OK when it is in reference to people who wish to celebrate a certain heritage, but presumably would not be if it was applied to others. I won’t ask if the obvious alliterate comparison would be acceptable. Everyone hopefully knows it wouldn’t.

Or is the idea of “plasticness” OK whoever you are referring to, in your opinion.

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Not the humility then.

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