Beware the angry Shareholders — they might just demand an answer!


Angus1983 on November 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm 7 17 Rate ThisOTMoreCelticParanoia says: (81)November 21, …

Comment on Beware the angry Shareholders — they might just demand an answer! by Torquemada.

Angus1983 on November 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm 7 17 Rate ThisOTMoreCelticParanoia says: (81)November 21, 2013 at 1:34 pmAd Hominem – the last refuge of the defeated and discredited——Actually, the last refuge in a disagreement is “name-calling” (e.g. calling your opponent “defeated and discredited”).Sorry.

Personally, I’ve always found that snide smartassery is the last refuge of someone with nothing of value to contribute. Sorry.

Torquemada Also Commented

Beware the angry Shareholders — they might just demand an answer!
RyanGosling on November 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm 43 12 Rate ThisFair play on your last sentence Resin, thanks.As to your previous point, I have never insisted that the club was saved from liquidation. And I have a dictionary, which I was given when in primary school, but to be honest hasn’t been used since the dawn of the internet. I find it easier to Google a word if necessary rather than get off my ass and go get a book, which is a bit out of date now anyway. But I digress.I’m pretty sure I know what you’re looking for, so I will just state my opinion on the matter. As I am not mentally challenged, I know fine well that Rangers were not saved from liquidation. They are also not dead; only living things can die, not corporate entities. But the company is gone, sure. The club / company being separate is something I heard for the first time after the liquidation of Rangers was confirmed. Personally, I continue to support Rangers. I don’t really care if the history is unbroken / lost etc. I don’t really care if the fact that the history is broken / lost brings joy to some people and pain to others.The new company is a new club.The new club was born from the ashes of the old club. In light of that, they are the team that have my support. I consider the history to be attached to the new club in the sense that Rangers were liquidated and a new club was started, therefore the liquidation is just an event in the history of “Rangers”. But I know it happened and am not and have never denied that fact.

I’m sorry, but disingenuous gibberish, no matter how diplomatically, how delicately, how inoffensively couched, is still disingenuous gibberish.

Rangers 1872, with all its destructive, appalling, poisonous history, died. Sevco Scotland’s use of the name and claim of that appalling, cheating history, founded as it is on a disgusting, sectarian, racist employment policy, is a great deal more offensive to decent people than offensive though accurate epithets like “zombies” or the Klan” should be to you.

Support whom you like, Ryan, but don’t call them Rangers and expect “understanding” from those of us whom your dead club derided, scoffed at and cheated for most of its history. No offence, mate.

Beware the angry Shareholders — they might just demand an answer!
I spent my entire working life of 45 years working in the MSM, seven national newspapers in four countries. I’m a life member of the NUJ. I can honestly say that while the newspapers for which I worked would occasionally spin a story by changing the emphasis to suit the political stance of the publisher, I never, ever was told to write a lie or to allow a blatant untruth to pass through the editing process. Lies are unnecessary when clever wordplay can lessen the sting of unpleasant or unwelcome facts.

What is happening with the Sevco story is all but unparalleled in my experience. George Bush and Karl Rove would blanch at what is occuring. Downright lies are knowingly passed off as fact; proven criminal tax evasion is blithely ignored or downplayed; tax avoidance on an industrial scale is presented as legitimate because it hasn’t (yet) been deemed illegal; company law is rewritten to claim that liquidation is not the end but a necessary step in the regeneration process; criminal charges and felony convictions are treated as misdemeanours; a succession of spivs and criminals are hagiographed as captains of commerce and admirals of industry; and the fantasies of practised liars posing as public relations experts are taken as gospel by semi-literate inadequates who make me embarrassed for a profession to which I was once proud to belong.

If it wasn’t so depressing it would be hysterically funny. But I won’t be depressed for long and you may rest assured that we will have the last laugh.

Beware the angry Shareholders — they might just demand an answer!
Does Keith Jackson expect us to believe he was able to reach one of Interpol’s Ten Most Wanted on the phone? Seriously?

I suspect he has caught a dose of something from Dave King. Glib and shameless lying would appear to be contagious.

Recent Comments by Torquemada

LNS – A Summary
What’s the fuss about Real Madrid being thrown out the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player? It’s not as if they’re the most successful club in the world. Ingrates! Rangers haters!  

Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma
Phil saying Whyte will present himself for questioning. This is fun.

Why We Need to Change
buddy_holly on July 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm
Your post reminded me why my favourite nomenclature for The Rangerd 2012 is Lance Armstrong FC on those ever more rate occasions here in Ireland when I’m asked if I miss them in the top flight.

It seems to cut through the fog of misunderstanding, misinformation, and downright lies about their “misfortune” and being “kicked when down” propogated by the MSM, and it sheds light in an instant in a country that is cycling mad but is hurting from the extent of Armstrong’s perfidy and Irish cycling’s compliance in letting it go on for so long.

We were all transfixed last week by a programme shown on RTË called Stop At Nothing, the story of the lengths Armstrong went to — lies, threats and blackmail — and the blind eyes to it initially turned by officialdom, to stop the truth emerging. The parallels with Sevco and the SFA are striking.

Of course, Armstrong eventually came clean and apologised live on Oprah. I’m sure he would be appalled to be associated with the shameless entity that plays out of Ibrox.

Why We Need to Change
I don’t post here often enough to demand special treatment, if there is indeed such a thing on SFM, but I really would appreciate an explanation as to why a post I made on June 27 at 10.44pm was pulled. Anyone?

SFM – The Next Steps

occam on May 30, 2015 at 11:39 am
Check out reference to TRFC half way through.

Wow! The Washington Post makes a casual reference to part of the great Scottish football scandal that the SMSM feigns to ignore. Let’s see if any of the craven, monosyllabic scribblers who steal a living from a once-proud profession have the gumption or moral fortitude to ask the axis of corruption — Ogilvie, Regan and Doncaster — for a comment!

It would appear that a lump of the brown stuff has finally been squeezed out from under the tartan carpet. Not before time.

About the author