End of the Road for King?


Re all the talk of cup draws possibly being fixed. …

Comment on End of the Road for King? by upthehoops.

Re all the talk of cup draws possibly being fixed. I think it would be too difficult, and would require an incredible amount of co-operation and silence from an awful lot of people. 

Having said that what the SFA did in 2012 was as bad as fixing a cup draw in my view.  Rangers in 2012 were an incorporated club and company, which ceased to exist due to liquidation. So beholden were the SFA to this club they created a myth in order to not offend its supporters, and to allow those supporters to claim the entirely new club which joined the league, is the most successful in the world. Bias, commercial desperation, whatever the reason the SFA cheated every other football club in Scotland and their supporters. In one fell swoop they officially announced that the concept of ‘Rangers’ and those who support it, matters more to them than any other club or group of supporters. This cheating has left a festering sore which will never be healed. What’s more it is as clear as night follows day that no matter how damning a verdict the Supreme Court may cast over the big tax case, there will be no title stripping.  The recent utterings in court are surely an indication of the verbal gymnastics they will employ to say there was no sporting advantage.

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End of the Road for King?
Well well well. Yet another home draw for TRFC in the cup. I doubt very much if Celtic fan Rod Stewart would be in on any shenanigans, and neither would Alan Stubbs. However, a run of home draws like this is truly remarkable. Would a coin land on heads ten times in a row? Possible, but very unlikely. The bottom line is these home draws are providing a financial lifeline to a club that needs further loans just to keep the lights on. 

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 21, 2017 at 16:08 
Interesting tweet from a bear called Gregco5088, who seems to have done Keith Jackson’s job for him, or rather shown him how to do it!
If genuine, and the guy’s clearly a bear so motivation to spoof this is unlikely to be there, then it exposes Jackson for the liar he is! Still, we can be pretty certain that a great many bears will take it as proof that everyone at the DR is a ‘Rangers’ hater
Basically, the guy has emailed RB Leipzig pretending to be a sports writer, and asked them if there is any truth in Jackson’s Barry McKay transfer to Leipzig story. Guess the reply!


On Sky today the match director followed MacKay around like he was Messi. There was an inordinate amount of focus on him. I guess the word is out he is for sale, and some friendly media outlets are doing what they can to boost the price. 

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 21, 2017 at 15:51   
Putting TRFC’s progress to the next round of the Scottish cup and the Coral court case together, made me wonder what odds Corals (or any bookie) might give on a TRFC home draw in the next round, and how it might compare with the odds given for any other club. Bearing in mind, of course, that the odds should be exactly the same!


I’ve just read a similar post on another forum. I find it hard to go down the road of the draw being rigged (not saying you think it is BTW). There is simply too many people you would need to involve.  That aside, it is incredible for one club to get so many home ties, especially given the financial benefit it brings them. 

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 2, 2018 at 11:07

Wow! I know we are not meant to put much store on the thumbs up or down, but two people have given thumbs down to this post! Who on earth could find fault with a post respecting the dead from the Ibrox disaster?


A bit puzzled at the thumbs down myself A.J, but there’s nowt queerer than folk as they say!

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On this day in 1971, the Ibrox disaster happened during a Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox. 66 fans died in a crush. Some of us remember that day, some of us may even have been there, while some of us would not even be on this earth at the time. 

We are all football fans. Nobody should go to a football match and never return home. Rest in Peace.

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CLUSTER ONEJANUARY 1, 2018 at 19:27

“If they move out of Hampden, the SFA are in danger of leaving themselves hostages to Rangers and Celtic,” said Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison.


I am a Celtic shareholder and if it was up to me (which it is not), I would tell the SFA here and now that Celtic Park is unavailable for any future fixture.  However I know that will not happen, but I doubt there is anything they could do to force Celtic to allow them use of the stadium.  

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.


I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.

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Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 

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