Enough is enough


…… and while I remember, he still hasn’t been able …

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…… and while I remember, he still hasn’t been able to muster an explanation as to why a packed Ibrox displayed red cards and ‘NO TO LIQUIDATION’ banners back in 2012 when liquidation apparently only meant the death of a meaningless and entirely disposable company, not a precious football club and national institution!

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Enough is enough

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 at 23:41

The continuation of trading operations enabled the Joint Administrators to put the CVA Proposal to the creditors of the Company and after the CVA Proposal was rejected by creditors, the Joint Administrators were able to secure a going concern sale of the business, history and assets of the Company to Sevco

There are several anomalies in that creditors report that don’t stand up to scrutiny.

How on God’s green earth could the business be conceivably described as ‘a going concern’ when that business was in debt to the tune of many millions of pounds and was mired in the process of insolvency which would ultimately result in liquidation?

Notwithstanding that, the statement clearly states that the Administrators secured the sale of the history of the Company. How awkward for those who tell us that company and club were separate, since it is obvious that only the history of the company was preserved, not the history of the club. 

Enough is enough
I appreciate that there are a substantial number of JJ fans on this site, but so long as he continues to set those schoolboy errors up, I feel obliged to tap them over the line, especially when the quality on offer cranks up to eleven on the cringeometer.

Today’s offering is a rebuttal to a comment, and I quote before he edits it as he did yesterday, “This is not a forum for innacuracy“.


However, I will cease and desist hereafter before accusations of being the petty spelling police arrive, or worse still, I myself make a spelling misteak. 22 

Enough is enough
I see that JJ has made another schoolboy error in today’s article. If you’re going to chastise somebody for a spelling error, as he does today regarding the Scotsman’s ‘centeanary’ typo, you have to make absolutely sure you accurately proof-read your own output to avoid calling Libya ‘Lybia’.

He further tells us that he will not allow the right of reply on the subject of Scottish independence in his misnomer of a ‘Speakeasy’, where dissenting opinions are not allowed.

And while I’m on the subject of JJ, whatever happened to his exclusive from several months ago that Dundee United were imminently going into administration? Funnily enough he never mentioned that in his recent exclusive article which claimed United were in line for significant foreign investment/takeover, something else which has yet to prove accurate. 

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Questions, questions, questions
Vernallen 4th August 2022 At 22:56
“they are in deep doo-doo and a loss next week could trigger some emergency sales with over hyped figures.”
With respect Vernallen, speculation about the current incarnation going under financially has been ongoing for more than a decade now and is nothing more than tiresome wishful thinking.

The reality is that the current entity has weathered the storm and is in relatively robust financial health, not least thanks to the recent sales of Patterson and Bassey.

I’m not saying they’re currently balancing the books, but if they didn’t ‘die again’ in the few years immediately after 2012, they sure as hell aren’t going to be allowed to succumb now.

Trust me, nobody would’ve been more delighted than me if their [cough] operating company had become insolvent again, but the reality is that their ‘speculate to accumulate’ strategy appears to be paying off, as evidenced by last season’s European run, and even I have to grudgingly applaud them for reaching the point they’ve reached.

None of which alters the fact that the original Rangers of 1872 died the death of liquidation in 2012 and the current club is fraudulently claiming the titles and trophies of that defunct club, aided and abetted by a compliant media and the woefully inept governance body of Scottish football.

Questions, questions, questions
I meant to add to my previous post of 10.54am that Neil Doncaster is coming under increasing attack from Rangers* in view of his woeful incompetence in the cinch contract cock-up. Remember though, this is the same woefully incompetent Neil Doncaster whose word is nonetheless supposedly sacrosanct on the sole matter of club continuity, where his word is law and must not be questioned.

Questions, questions, questions
Albertz11 15th June 2022 At 20:16
Pretty much vindicates Rangers position in this shambles.

Surely it could only be the entirely separate and unrelated operating company that was vindicated, not the metaphysical football club, whose only function is to collect kudos, trophies and titles, even those that it didn’t win.

Questions, questions, questions
John Clark 5th June 2022 At 00:08

From the joint statement:
“We are pleased to confirm that agreement has been reached on all outstanding points relating to the transfer of the Scottish FA membership between Rangers FC (In Administration), and Sevco Scotland Ltd, who will be the new owners of The Rangers Football Club.”

Several things are striking from that joint statement. Firstly, as we are all well aware some ten years into ‘the saga,’ the name of the entity that went into administration followed by liquidation is the Rangers Football Club plc, an incorporated football club.

How peculiar then of the football authorities to ascribe those insolvency events to Rangers FC, rather than its operating company.

Then they refer to Sevco as the new owners of The Rangers Football Club, NOT the owners of Rangers FC. Yet we know that TRFC only came into existence in 2012.

Further on in the joint statement, reference is made to RFC(IA).

You have to feel a smidgen of sympathy for our obviously confused band of inquisitive journalists for failing to challenge the blatant anomalies in the official statement when my six year-old grandson could pull it apart in seconds and show it up for the concocted work of fiction it truly is.

ps I’m well aware that you and I are supposed to swallow the fallacy that Rangers FC was the owner and operator of the club, but I’m confident that you’re not gullible enough to fall for it either. If the football club owned and operated by the Rangers Football Club plc wasn’t Rangers FC or RFC, each of which died a self-inflicted death of liquidation, who exactly was it?

Questions, questions, questions
John Clark 5th April 2022 At 00:29
I have the greatest difficulty in accepting the principle that any company or business in the entertainment/sports industry can be held responsible for the criminal actions of its customers/patrons.
While I fully understand your point of view and have some difficulty in arguing against it, I think that there comes a point when drastic problems require drastic solutions.

Your theatre analogy illustrates the problem perfectly, but it doesn’t take a massive leap to imagine the site of that theatre instead housing a raucous nightclub filled with noisy, over-exuberant, drink and/or drug-fuelled patrons fighting, smashing bottles and glasses and damaging the property before spilling out onto the surrounding streets and debasing the neighbourhood.

Any such law-abiding club (or its operating company) could hardly be blamed for the actions of its clientele, yet it would be in danger of having curbs and restrictions imposed and, ultimately, facing closure. Why should football clubs be any different, particularly clubs with decades-long histories of trouble?

The problem is that strict liability can only be introduced in Scottish football if there is a will among the clubs to bring it in, but that would be like turkeys voting for Christmas, particularly for the bigger clubs. The alternative involves political intervention, which itself is fraught with danger as UEFA and FIFA don’t take kindly to political interference in the game.

Finally, while recognising they’re not quite comparable, the other minor problem I have with the argument that the club/company did all that it could and can’t be held responsible for the actions of individuals, is that it could be claimed, for example, that a rogue individual such as Craig Whyte was entirely to blame for the demise of Rangers Football Club, while the club itself was blameless. Spurious nonsense on many levels of course, but the kind of verbal diarrhoea that emanates from Govan and the Scottish media nonetheless.

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