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In defence of the Mods. Two posters who’s contributions are valued …

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In defence of the Mods.

Two posters who’s contributions are valued by me (and I think many others) have had a falling out and the Mods have done their best to calm the situation.

It is much easier for people to fall out with written communication as opposed to the spoken word. Written words do not convey body language or tone of voice. It’s why many use these 😛 :irony: 🙄 when we make a point, they can help to soften a message.

TSFM is a pleasure to read and engage with due to the high standards of the contributions and the civilised way in which debate is held. So much of the internet is a bear pit (no pun intended) and the level of sanity that exists within TSFM is a small miracle. Particularly on a subject that creates as much passion as football.

No one has to volunteer to put in all the effort required to be a MOD. Most of the time they get it right.

My plea is that if on occassion people feel harshly treated either by other posters or by the mods please cut them some slack. We are all only human after all.

Will understand if this is booted too.

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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.  


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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?
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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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JC,

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! 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/41663009

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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