Did the MSM learn anything from the Rangers saga?


A poster called Merciatic replied to one of Paul McConville’s …

Comment on Did the MSM learn anything from the Rangers saga? by bad capt madman.

A poster called Merciatic replied to one of Paul McConville’s blogs on CGs flotation plan.

Merciatic put a link to CG’s presentation to investors (http://freepdfhosting.com/764719bf8c.pdf), which amongst other things mentions figures from the 2011 accounts.

Now forgive me if i’m wrong but I don’t remember reading that these accounts had been provided to the SFA.

Some of the figures include statements such as a £9,658,000 trading profit, an operating profit of £1,246,000, and an after tax profit of £76,000. How can there be profits if this is a new company? The timeframe was pre CVA, the oldco had huge debt, and the newco was about to be bought by CG by a £5.5m loan? Unbelievably it also states social responsibility as one of four “strategic levers”.

The main question though, did either RFC, D&P, Sevco, or TRFC submit annual accounts which CG uses as part of his pitch?

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Did the MSM learn anything from the Rangers saga?
The Iceman

Great post, worthy of being a guest blog (hope TSFM agrees).

First version in moderation, so I’ll use some abbreviations and symbols.

This west coast shame of pro v cat has been consistently shocking me for nearly 40 years. I’m from the north east of Scotland, brought up when young as church of Scotland so obviously “pro”. Didn’t exactly see myself in those terms of course. A good education had informed me of some of the facts of historical religious and social intolerance, but I had assumed I lived in the modern world, believing economics, politics, morals and poverty were the main motivators in society.

In my career in youth work, adult education and community development working in Glasgow I was regularly openly pestered by kids who needed to know if I was a p@@@@y or t@m! a non answer was not acceptable, i was pressed… What schools did you go to?, are you a p@@@@y or t@m don supporter?, or a p@@@@y or t@m athiest?, or if i got married in a p@@@@y or ti@m church…anything for them to get a handle on me. Without that label, they didn’t know how to interact with me according to their codes.

Teenagers of course had group, territorial and / or gang affiliations, but they weren’t just Celtic v Rangers. Some adults weren’t interested in my upbringing but others were, most quite subtely, but the issue had sometimes to be pointed out to me by local colleagues when I didnt immediately grasp the nature of why some folk didnt get on with each other or couldn’t be persuaded to work together when it was obviously the best thing to do.

If The Iceman is correct, there are still a lot of adults in positions of power with professional responsibilities who are unbelievably (to me anyway) not prepared to ditch the childish approach to making decisions and value judgements. They are still looking at issues in the way that first young kid (maybe 8 or 9) asked of me that july day in 1975 in the Blantyre playscheme (in the dog track)…hey mister are you a p@@@@y or a t@m? (i.e. I might come back to the playsheme or enjoy myself if you answer the right way or if you aren’t as bad as i think you might be if you answer wrong).

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To Comply or not to Comply ?
Not sure how UEFA game rules work, but I assume the intended team strips are notified to the ref before the game. I assume like here he can order a change to be made. Would he know what strips are registered? Would there need to be any mention of change or unregistered strips in the ref’s report for any action to happen? 
This does seem an odd situation & you would think a club that likes statements would make one explaining the situation if all was well.

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Homunculus- which “Rangers” put out the statement?
If its TRFC, the SFA member, could this be the sort of thing that could be described as bringing the game into disrepute by slandering or should that be libelling the governing body’s officials? 
Would any other SFA member get away with this sort of thing?
Anyhoo, that’s 3 posts from me on the one afternoon & I’d better let someone else have a go – still anything’s better than watching Engerland winning.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Thanks to Paddy Malarkey for the rules.
So clubs can register a third choice strip, but all must be registered by 1st June, and samples presented to SFA by 30th June.
Was the mandarin one registered & sample presented? If Sports Direct win their case would there be any changes required to that design? If so would it still be a viable product if this needed SFA approval? (Again, no laughing at the back)
You have to wonder at the quality of forward planning down Ibrox way to keep themselves out of trouble & saving money.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Isn’t there an SFA rule (no laughing at the back) that teams have to register all their strip designs before the season starts? I believe its probably well before now actually.
Not that I’d have any confidence of any SFA action if TRFC fell foul of this piddling little detail, & there might be some discretionary leeway anyway.
A small matter given the news about contract difficulties, but something I’d have thought might have ben raised before now.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Upthe Hoops, – you must remember that Mr King isn’t on a football club/company board, so the SFA can do sfa about anything he does or doesn’t do. That seemingly includes what he does as an apparent shadow director ( i.e. controlling hand / mind) of TRFC when he makes announcements about that football entity, or hires & fires managers / players.
He’s only the chairman / shareholder / illegal concert party player in the company that owns TRFC. 
He’s not as daft as some may make out.
We all await what the court might decide about his non compliance with court orders, – that doesn’t obviously affect TRFC directly, although their fans & some media folk see Mr King’s inability to stick to rules as a win for the football club.

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