Armageddon? What Armageddon?


Castofthousands says: June 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm “World Cup `Bagsies`” ——————————————- Twopanda’s …

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Castofthousands says:
June 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm

“World Cup `Bagsies`”
Twopanda’s World Cup bagsie as sponsored by Campbellsmoney.


Crikey, if Twopanda has already found a sponsor you’d think the SFA might be able to…………….

Um, err. Forget I spoke.

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Armageddon? What Armageddon?
How did I, an Essex born and raised Chelsea supporter become such an avid reader of TSFM?

Well, about two years ago I first read a snippet about the Rangers tax case in the English MSM and there was enough about the report that didn’t sit right with me to want to find out more. So I Googled “Rangers Tax Case” and the rest is history. Many hours wiled away on RTC, TSFM and Random Thoughts.

That’s the how, so what about the why?

Because for all m life it has been injustice that has made me burn and this story is about injustice above all else. Titles falsely won with money that was not theirs. Creditors, taxpayers and public services screwed over. Complicit administrators willing to bend, ignore and change their rules to assist a favoured party when the rules should be applied equally to all without fear or favour.

Perhaps worst of all, the Fourth Estate. Those we entrust to expose these matters sitting silent in the carriages of the succulent lamb and gravy train. Too afraid to speak the truth lest they lose their place in the pecking order.

There are too many threads to this story to mention in one post. But one small thread is the “Celtic State Aid” allegations made by the land bears I don’t know who these people are, lone nutters or something more organised but it does seem that in their campaign they are targeting ordinary hard working public officials for harassment. This is an injustice and needs exposing as much as any other thread of the story.

The land bears allegations are by their nature complex and relate to commercial deals. So Eco’s rebuttals can sometimes be lengthy and complex, but necessarily so. If people don’t want to read about the state aid allegations, TUPE or any other issue debated on here they can skip those posts.

I for one want the light kept shining on this issue.

Sometimes there are so many big injustices that fighting the small fights can seem pointless. That is why I tip my hat to all at TSFM. You have something that you care passionately about, the game of Scottish football, where something is rotten and you have come together to try and do whatever you can to shine a light on the injustices that have been committed.

I’ll finish with a cliché. But it is a cliché because it is true.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.


P.S. Before anyone asks how I can square supporting Chelsea with supporting fair competition I’ll say that everything I have seen won in these “Glory Years” is tainted. Compromised by an oligarchs billions. My Dad may not have lived to see this glut of silverware but what little he did see Chelsea win in his lifetime was won honestly.

Armageddon? What Armageddon?
May I have Ivory Coast please?

Armageddon? What Armageddon?
Re DUFC and Telfer. My logic circuits re close to frying.

Surely if RIFC/TRFC feel they remain entitled to the benefits of assets from Rangers FC (In liquidation), then surely they remain responsible for the debts?

Oh me oh my. What a tangled web we weave

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Enough is enough
Link to Ranger’s accounts.  

Click to access Rangers-Reports-and-Accounts-2017.pdf

Need to dig out last years accounts to double check but I am almost certain that the £6.7m loss is well in excess of the shortfall which was highlighted/anticipated in last years going concern.  

Time to Ditch the Geek Show
upthehoops October 27, 2017 at 16:15   
Phil Macgiollabhain saying the Ibrox board have discussed going into Administration with no decision yet made. I know many on here have questioned why they would do that given there is no external debt, but as Phil says it would be a way of getting Pedro’s expensive duds of the books.  Would Administration mean the soft loans would have to be written off to pennies in the pound though?

Being a loss making business without a credit line from a bank is sustainable for so long as someone is prepared to cover those losses.  Once that support stops then some form of insolvency event is inevitable.

If persons have put that money in on an unsecured basis and the business can’t be made profitable then they are never, ever, going to get their money back.

So, there may come a day when writing off that money, (which has effectively been lost anyway), in order to get hold of a restructured business, (via a CVA), shorn of as much of its cost base as possible, might seem the least worst option.

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It’s the almost desperate pathological need of both the English and Scottish FA’s to protect their own that is so striking to me.

The twist for the Scottish FA being that there is a particular immortal “Club” that they include as one of their own.  

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A bit off topic but I’ve put a link below to the BBC’s coverage of the parliamentary hearing into mismanagement of racism allegations by the English FA.

But I am struck that a group of parliamentarians could take information that is in the public domain and so decide to hold  a hearing to see if the leadership of the FA is up to the job.  

What an extraordinary idea!

If anyone has the time to read Eniola Aluko’s evidence (from 14.30) I can recommend it very highly.  Her clarity and eloquence in taking apart the FA, knowing that she is surely ending her international career in it’s prime can only be admired.  

“Gasps as Aluko tells MPs FA boss Glenn told her that if she made statement that FA was not institutionally racist, her payment would be made”

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Many thanks as ever to SFM’s dynamic duo of court reporters.  Caped Crusader JC and Boy Wonder EJ.

JC – Good points re Lord B’s role and deliberations in yours of 10.09

In all the on line chatter re the case what caught my eye the most was a series of tweets by James Doleman.  To paraphrase, James was saying that he had read Alasdair Lamont’s tweets from Thursday and JD was cautioning that his gut instinct was that Lord B might end up siding with DCK in this matter.  

JD was very careful to add caveats but was effectively saying that there might be an outcome to this case that many might find surprising. 

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