Everything Has Changed


Neepheid says: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 08:44 It will be interesting …

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neepheid says:
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 08:44

It will be interesting to see whether the institutions come up with the money, or if it’s back to the peepil for cash.
OR, some Rangers friendly managers down south pay crazy money for one or two of “the worst Rangers team ever”
They done it before and got away with it so why not?

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Everything Has Changed
ecobhoy says:
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 09:19

But then we had a major development on 6 March I believe, announced yesterday, when two lots of 400,000 shares each were sold within a few minutes of each other. The really interesting question is who was the seller/sellers. Is it one seller or were the 800,000 shares put together from a number of sellers who are not subject to lock-in.
Can you confirm these sales actually took place, I have looked at all the charts and dont see this anywhere.

Everything Has Changed
jimlarkin says:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:44

As a Celtic supporter I can’t help but wonder who I would be supporting today, if anyone, if my grandparents and parents had walked away from supporting Celtic when the victimisation of the club and its supporters was virtually absolute and led by the Scottish Establishment.
I honestly dont think very many season ticket holders will walk away if The Rangers are fast tracked and the number who do will be compensated by others who might be encouraged back because they lived for those games.
Based on even this blog we had a hundred odd thumbs up/down regards walking away, thats out of maybe 3 or 4 thousand readers, most of whom may not even be season ticket or regular attenders anyway.
I now stay abroad, as do many on here and my contribution now is mainly merchandise for my family.
Now, I know this is not a Celtic site however my opinion of how it will effect MY club is there would be a bit of noise and bluster amongst some and then a big push on season ticket sales on the back of the rebirth of the “Old Firm” game.
Celtic park this season has had nowhere near even the 42k season ticket holders at most games as everyone knows the league was won before a ball was even kicked.
This is going to be the situation for ever now unless another club emerges to challenge and based on the strength of all other clubs in the SPL that is very unlikely.
Crowds along with sponsorship and hospitality for Celtic are going to get smaller and smaller and their income from this season on will start to drop considerably unless there is a reason for fans to want to attend in big numbers again.
Does anyone want to take part in a league competition year after year when you know you will win the title before the season even starts?

Everything Has Changed
I find this part of the financial review interesting,,,,,,
” I am glad to report that, as of the date of this announcement, only £251,000 remains to be paid in relation to the £2.8m of football debts we undertook to pay in the SFA licensing agreement,”

Now this financial statement is UP TO the end of December 2012 and shows a loss of 7 million however it was only a couple of weeks ago that The Rangers were making the payments of a fair bit of these “football debts” so are they saying that the losses up to December include these payments or are these payments on top of the losses shown?

If they were losing 1 million a month to December then you could add on another 2 million for Jan and Feb plus the football debts paid since December and you could be talking about 10 million to now.
All their extra cup games income was included up to December also.

Looking through it there is a lot of smoke and mirrors going on and it will be interesting reading when they produce the audited accounts necessary for SFA licensing before the end of April.

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The Existence of Laws
While I am enjoying reading and listening to the fakeover releases I keep asking myself what is in it for C.W. who is without doubt behind them.
Obvious answer is he is trying to shake ”people” just enough to pay him what he feels he is entitled to but these people have no intention of parting with anything substantial and surely if he was really intent on going to court with this claim then all the released evidence would have a much greater impact there?

On the other hand what has been released so far is pretty damning on a number of parties and if this is being put into the public domain to simply frighten people then god knows what he is in possesion of that he is more or less saying he will progress to if they do not settle to his satisfaction.

I know one thing, if I was a Gers fan there is no way I would part with one more penny while this charade is going on and while I recognise fans thinking they are helping the club by buying season tickets a lot of people/bodies need to open their eyes, admit this is a new club/company and look at things from a totaly different perspective before this shower of thieves and rouges are allowed bring even more disruption and shame to the game in Scotland

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liveinhop says:
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 13:42

STV – “Arnold Peralta and Stevie Smith are set to become the latest signings at Rangers.”

How many over 21 players are allowed in the SFL, or is that yet another rule that does not apply to Sevco?
I really dont care how many players they sign, when they sign them, what age they are or even if they can play as trialists until the ”ban” is over while Ally is still manager!
With a even half decent coach/manager they would stroll through the 2nd division with the same squad as last year(even if they dumped McCulloch and Alexander off the wage bill)
McCoist has shown himself to be a total fud regards management and coaching and as long as he is kept in his position Rangers will continue to burn money on players who are going to have little, if any, sell on value.

The Rangers are going to be in the SPL in the minimum time possible if the exist long enough, however by the time they get there they will have a squad of journeymen players and no money to bring in the standard they will need to be competitive in the top flight.
If their wage bill last season was 7 million and they were losing 1 million per month then going by the Sandaza published wages for division 2 and division 1, the new signings combined are going to add maybe 25 to 35 grand a week which could be close to an extra 2 million per year.

Its only weeks since they attempted to get rid of Durrant and Mcdowall to reduce the wages and paid off the Physio and Doctor? yet they are now signing players they just do not need to get out of that division.

I know the argument that its to sell season tickets, but without being disrespectful, there is not one player they have been signed I would cross the road to watch for free never mind paying for a season book.
I would think that if I had decided NOT to buy a season ticket for this season then the guys they have brought in would not have changed my mind in the slightest.

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smartie1947 says:
Monday, May 20, 2013 at 21:35

And not forgetting the most underrated footballer in Scotland in the 60′s and early 70′s.
One, Alex Edwards (Dunfermline and Hibs)
A little nark on the pitch, but boy could he play. Fabulous crosser of a moving ball, incisive passer and exceptional at dead ball freekicks. Would have had dozens of caps if he had played for either of the O.F.
Alex Edwards was a fantastic players of that there is no doubt but playing for ”either” of the old firm in the 60s and 70s didnt always mean you got international recognition, the entire Lisbon lion team including the sub got career totals of around 120 caps between them, this is a team of 12 scots that on the whole won 9 in a row, played in 2 european champions finals, beat some of the supposed best teams in the world, reached the semi final of the european cup winners cup before the 9 in row run started, and averaged 10 caps each throughout their entire careers.

Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
paulmac2 says:
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 15:03

Blue Ribands…themwhere the days…

Reminds me a my father who used to get really upset when the club biscuits (a luxury in our hoose in the 70′s) would tell my maw to buy club biscuits with the raisins in….cos he knew me and my sister hated anything with dead flies in it?

We were lucky in our house, we had an auntie who worked in the Beaties biscuit factory and she would bring home carrier bags full of chocolate biscuits, every time you opened a cupboard door biscuits would pour out!
I used to take them into school and sell them to the rich kids who got pocket money.
She told us it was free samples, but when I was a bit older I realised she was a thieving auld sod!

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Lord Wobbly says:
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 15

That is a desperately desperate level of desperation.

That one sentence just about sums up the football authorities response and actions this last year or so.

Desperation is the emotional state of despair in which a person feels a situation to be hopeless and without satisfactory options.
Decisions made in desperation may be more rash, impulsive, and inappropriate than those made in a rational frame of mind.

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