Everything Has Changed

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I actually dont understand how they can be found guilty …

Comment on Everything Has Changed by bobcobb74.

I actually dont understand how they can be found guilty of fielding improperly registered players and yet the results in those matches are allowed to stand.

Dont pay taxes. Dont pay your debts. Dont play by the same rules as everyone else. And dont suffer any consequences.

The best wee (corrupt as feck) country in the world.

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Everything Has Changed
So what exactly has Malcolm Murray done? I suspect that the answer to that may well be “his duty.” Barcabhoy posted recently about how Murray had a duty to shareholders and it would appear that he is being hung out to dry because he has attempted to meet his obligations. Has he asked Charles where this much vaunted £22m is, perchance? Or asked him to comply with rules and regulations by not exaggerating potential returns on investments or making up stories about commercial partnerships?

One could argue that Murray is the only man of importance at Rangers who has both the personal integrity and business acumen necessary to make a success of this new enterprise. It is also eerily reminicent of the Whyte era when any director who attempted to find out what was going on was forced out. I am beginning to think that the Sevco train is about to hit the buffers sooner than I originally thought.

“Who is in charge of the clattering train?
The axles creak and the couplings strain,
and the pace is hot and the points are near,
and sleep hath deadened the driver’s ear,
and the signals flash through the night in vain.
For death is in charge of the clattering train.”


Everything Has Changed
shield2012 says:
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 15:20

I certainly would not agree with the idea that it was all CW’s fault and that “RFC should not be described as cheats.” Knowingly withholding registration documents from the football authorities is against the rules of Association Football ergo Rangers were cheating. For years.

You also seem to be conveniently forgetting the fact that Rangers did not pay the VAT or PAYE in their final year of trading. Not Craig Whyte, but Rangers. There seems to be a fallacy that Whyte trousered the unpaid taxes when the reality is that he used it to keep Rangers trading about 3 months longer than they otherwise would have done. In effect they were cheating.

And that is wiothout mentioning the wee tax case. Tell me again; was that ever settled? Or did they cheat with that too?

And one final observation/question…perhaps you would care to tell me why a football club as big as Rangers – one trading just like most other clubs according to you – was sold for a quid to a man with a rather chequered business history?


Everything Has Changed
There is a world of a difference between sustainable, manageable debt and unsustainable debt and the debt levels Rangers were operating at were simply unsustainable and unmanageable. When Rangers were in deep financial trouble and were originally served with the bill for the BTC, did they prudently and sensibly make provision? No; instead they splurged yet more in the transfer market and because of this every director of Rangers at that time bears a degree of the blame for what happened.


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To Comply or not to Comply ?
Bloody hell…always the same whenever really bad news hits/is about to hit down Ibrox way.

BP, I hear what you’re saying about martyrs, but it’s making the blog virtually unreadable.
There is no doubt that the posters on SFM need to have their arguments and beliefs challenged but that challenge should be fact based and objective and should contribute to the overall knowledge of all of the readers of the blog. What is occurring at the moment is Pigeon Chess and the blog is really suffering as a result.
NB – Pigeon Chess: debating with The Lawman is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon; no matter what logical and expert plays one makes, he knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to his flock to claim victory.


Is it time for the Sin Bin?
I don’t normally like getting into the sectarian debate on this site, but I feel the need to suggest that the sooner people realise sectarianism isn’t an exclusively football issue, the sooner we may eradicate it. So long as our society openly funds orange walks via policing costs, and so long as licensing boards won’t shut down bars or clubs that have been exposed as dens of sectarianism and racism, what use is an act that focuses only on football?
Expecting football to sort a societal problem is nothing more than a token gesture by lazy politicians who lack the courage to actually deal with the issue. Politicians on ALL sides.
That’s what the media and organisations like Nil By Mouth, should be reporting on. Football is an easy target.


Is it time for the Sin Bin?
THE_STEEDMARCH 14, 2018 at 12:44
“Oh yeah, and we’re in the process of repealing the law that was supposed to try and tackle this kind of thing without any replacement being suggested.  Nice one.”
I think the main argument is that the law under threat of being repealed was never actually required in the first place as legislation already existed that deals with sectarianism, racism etc. The absurdity of the newer law is that it created a situation where an offence was only taking place under the act if a game of football was involved!  


The Elephant in the Room
Thanks EJ – your efforts are very much appreciated.


The Elephant in the Room
nawliteJanuary 17, 2018 at 14:35 
“We all know that none of them will ever be invited by radio, TV or the print media to state their beliefs in the way that the pro-same club guys regularly are.” 
Tom Boyd is the best example of this. Over 550 appearances in top flight Scottish League football. Scottish Cup winning captain of Motherwell and one of their greatest ever players. League, Scottish and League Cup winning captain of Celtic. Winner of three Premier Leagues, three Scottish Cups and three League Cups in his career. Former Scotland captain and hall of fame member with 72 caps for his country (sixth most capped Scotland player of all time) including appearances at three major Championship finals. In every sense of the word, Tom Boyd is a legend of the Scottish game.
I know from personal experience that he is also a complete gentleman and extremely modest. He is also capable of offering insightful and knowledgeable analysis on our game (and has done so for Celtic TV). Tom is an obvious candidate for TV or Radio punditry / co-commentary. Yet he doesn’t get any gigs and is never asked for his opinion. Why?
Because Tom has always maintained in public and when asked by the media that this version of “Rangers” are a new club. Because he publicly criticized SFA Chairman Alan McRae when he said Scottish football “needed a strong Rangers.” Because he blamed Rangers woes squarely where the blame lies – with Rangers themselves. In short, because on the few occassions Tom was asked for his opinion, he told the inescapable truth. As a result, they don’t ask him any more.
The media in this country are often portrayed as incompetent. I guess that all depends on what one thinks they are trying to achieve. If they are trying to be objective and truthful then they are indeed incompetent. However, if their aim is to whitewash Scotland’s greatest sporting scandal from history, then one must conclude that they are in fact very good at what they do.


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