History, Neighbours and Made Up News


ALLYJAMBOSEPTEMBER 25, 2016 at 12:11   In the event that TRFC are …

Comment on History, Neighbours and Made Up News by upthehoops.

ALLYJAMBOSEPTEMBER 25, 2016 at 12:11  
In the event that TRFC are heading to an insolvency event, how, if no saviour turns up, can they deal with it. Should they lose today, and continue to slide, it’s reasonable to think that the match day income will slide, too, so, in their traditional hubristic mind-set (both of the board and support), will they be able to appeal to the supporters to rally round? Can they, the board, admit to making a bigger mess than MA ever would have? Would the fans continue to turn up if they know, not only are they not as good as they thought; not only is there no money available to make them better in January, with the sale of their favourites more likely; not only are Celtic running away to 6 in a row; but even if they do follow, follow, even if they do dig deep, there is every possibility that they will face another extremely embarrassing, and undignified, insolvency event, along with any fallout that might transpire from all the ongoing court cases and appeals, before the season ends?
What a dilemma the board would face.


Well, they did lose AJ, and although it’s early days I think right now the league title required to get a go at the CL qualifiers and the riches qualification would bring seems a long shot.  I can see nothing else other than CL qualification to arrest the losses they make year upon year. Even the Europa League groups and the £6M they bring would appear to be out of reach with that group of players. They are almost certainly going to need money from somewhere before the season is out. Should there be an insolvency event mid season I expect the authorities to do somersaults again. They simply wont tolerate no Rangers in the top league again. It’s all hypothetical of course but short of a billionaire who simply doesn’t care about losing millions of pounds a year, how are they ever going to get to the position of actually earning the money they need to break even?

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I note some tweets from Grant Russell of STV claiming ‘influential friends’ of Rangers are lobbying for strict liability. Reading between the lines it seems to be politicians he is referring to. Leaving aside the argument for strict liability itself, which has been well aired on here, this all seems a bit murky. At face value Rangers as a club would lose heavily if strict liability is brought in, so what is being proposed that apparently makes them so keen to have it? What a pity politicians were not so keen for them to pay their tax and other debts, as politicians actually should be. 

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It’s statement time again. I guess they need to give fans something to get angry about rather than bad results on the park and poor corporate governance of the club off it.


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ALLYJAMBOSEPTEMBER 29, 2016 at 11:50


I don’t know Brendan Rodgers but I don’t think he would be remotely interested in leaving Celtic to take the England job.  He said the last time he was mentioned that managing Celtic is a ‘dream job’ for him and you can clearly see he is loving it. Much like Martin O’Neill it appears as if it is a stamp on his CV he was determined to get at one point in his career.  He is of course very well remunerated for it and the England job would certainly pay even more. However Rodgers and his ex-wife have a very wealthy property portfolio, much of it in London, and journalists who know him are quoted as saying he would never need to work in football again. Having said that I don’t believe he will be at Celtic forever.  My guess is 3-4 years max, then he will seek another attractive posting down south, but the Celtic experience is one he will never forget as a Celtic fan, and one he felt he had to do. I do not believe the England job will be close to his radar. 

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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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