It Takes Two to Tangle

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RyanGosling says: July 8, 2014 at 12:28 am Ryan, There’s no doubt …

Comment on It Takes Two to Tangle by Sergio Biscuits.

RyanGosling says:
July 8, 2014 at 12:28 am

Ryan,
There’s no doubt that the chance of the BTC going against the club would have had an impact when it came to fundraising, but at the same time HMRC would not have rejected the CVA on the off chance that they might win the case. They rejected it because of the money Rangers did owe them and couldn’t pay back.
One thing I have never understood is why no players were sold to pay the tax off; Murray knew about the tax liability and so did Whyte, but they did nothing. Indeed Rangers instead gave a number of players improved contracts. There was no attempt made to settle the bill when it could have been done quite easily. I didn’t understand it then and I still don’t now.

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It Takes Two to Tangle
keith jackson ‏@tedermeatballs 8m
I was savaged for saying the BTC was a red herring where the demise of RFC was concerned. I hear we’ll find out very soon if i was right.

Regarding the above tweet; who ‘savaged’ him for saying the BTC did not cause the demise of RFC?
We all knew that anyway.
And why would the result of the appeal make him ‘right’?
RFC went to the wall because they didn’t pay their taxes and owed HMRC some £4m from, not the Big Tax Case, but the wee one!
Whether HMRC had won the case or not, RFC would still have perished.


It Takes Two to Tangle
Barcabhoy says:
July 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm
nickmcguinness says:
July 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Excellent posts which show the type of ‘characters’ involved in the Sevco soap opera and maybe gives us an idea of why the football authorities and media are steering clear of any digging.
This won’t be over until they decide it is and how much they want out of it.


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Questions, questions, questions
With regard to the recent batch of shares issued by RIFC, can anyone explain to me why someone would purchase 1p shares for 25p?
I’m stumped.


In the Service of Fools
I’m sure most people will agree that, whilst the standard of refereeing in Scotland was never that high many years ago, it has regressed rapidly in the last 30 years. I’d go so far as to say that the current bunch are the worst yet; the fact that none of our grade 1 officials were considered good enough to be included in the recent Euros seems to back that opinion up.
For me, they are a symptom of the mediocrity that the governing bodies who run our game are quite happy to settle for. I’d include our clubs in that too.
None of them are prepared to stick their heads out and challenge how our game is run, content just to sit there, afraid to rock the boat. Those who are, usually find themselves short of backing and we’re back to square one. Our clubs are run by self-serving cowards and until that changes, we will be stuck in mediocrity for good.
Both the SFA and the SPFL need gutting out and it really annoys me that we have such poor officials running our game, without anyone taking them to task.
It’s high time Scottish fitba moved into the 21st century.


The Stella Dallas of Europe
@ John Clark
“Rangers’ Commercial and Marketing Director James Bisgrove commented: “We are delighted to announce this agreement with City Talking Studios for the Rangers72 movie.
It is fitting that in the club’s 150th anniversary year we will be able to produce a film which will tell the story of one of the most remarkable moments in Rangers’ history.” [ statement from Ibrox]

I wonder which moment they are talking about?
Is it the miracle of surviving liquidation and resurrecting from the dead?
Should be coming out at Easter then, I take it? 😉


The Stella Dallas of Europe
With regards to the singing of the BB ditty and the versions sung by fans of other clubs, such as Kilmarnock and Dundee; personally I think all songs going on about being up to your knees in someone’s blood are disgusting.
What kind of person is it that dreams these things up in the first place?


Here we go again
From memory, I can recall of only three journalists who have never bought into the continuation myth; Jim Spence, Phil Gordon and Ewing Grahame.
All, despite threats from the usual suspects, still continue to do so.
There’s no excuse for cowardice. That goes for football authorities as well as journalists.


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