John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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Allyjambo 15th February 2016 at 1:18 pm When King arrived there …

Comment on John Clark Meets “The SFA” by wottpi.

Allyjambo 15th February 2016 at 1:18 pm

When King arrived there was much talk about openness and transparency given all the previous behind closed door deals with the likes of Ashley and the mysterious Blue Pitch and Margherita Holdings etc.
(Funny how the SMSM were always keen to try and ‘out’ those deals and the people hiding in the shadows)

Of course since coming on board DCK has managed to drop the listing that would require the headline financial matters, such as loans and their arrangements being reported to the market via the RNS in the way we all knew about the Laxey and Letham facilities. Therefore there is no openness or transparency.

Whether the recent £6.5m has come from the RRM pockets, Hong Kong or elsewhere and what it is been secured against matters not a jot. The business is still a basket case and the model they are running is neither one thing or the other i.e they are not going all out the challenge domestically and in Europe or looking at major scaling back of operations to achieve sustainability.

In such circumstances no one should be surprised when rumours and gossip come flying around. So as AJ says the folks in charge of the fan’s piggy banks need to be very careful and seek more than just assurances from DCK and the likes of his pal Gough when they start their raid on the available funds. Otherwise they will be screwed once again.

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”
jimmci 12th February 2016 at 10:51 am

Have a comment, somehow in moderation, pointing out that McCoist in season 12/13, 13/14 & 14/15 and now Warburton in 15/16 have all been given column inches to moan about plastic pitches.

This despite the new club announcing, with a fanfare, the laying of a new plastic outdoor pitch in 2013 and an indoor one last year at Murray Park.

Of course these were paid mostly by grants from the Scottish Football Partnership and fan funding so who are they to look a gift horse in the mouth!!


John Clark Meets “The SFA”
I note ‘Warbs’ is now on about plastic pitches.

Looking back in time at T’Rangers short history one may get the impression that the fear of plastic is a case of getting the excuses in early for having a compact squad that could feel the effects of injuries (received on any surface including your new and much lauded artificial training pitches) in the latter part of the season.

2012
http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/363428/Rangers-boss-Ally-McCoist-reckons-plastic-is-drastic
2013
http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/13123897.Surface_tension__McCoist_wary_of_injury_as_Rangers_pitch_up_at_Forfar/
2014
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/plenty-surface-issues-rangers-ally-4306733#AYc8s1FwXegALXqZ.97
2015
http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/rangers/mark-warburton-no-place-in-top-flight-for-plastic-pitches-1-4028303

Comment of the day in the Scotsman posts re Warburton views of plastic in the top flight.

IveWaitedHereForYou3:21 AM on 12/02/2016

Mark Warburton has a lot to say about top-flight football, considering he’s never managed a team playing in it.


John Clark Meets “The SFA”
RyanGosling 11th February 2016 at 7:11 pm

Indeed. 02

Right up Souness’ street – pushing things to the limit.
Hey he got away with it because the loophole in the rules. A decent bit of management when you consider all the other shenanigans that go on these days.
Wonder why the Scottish game didn’t tidy that one up all those years ago?


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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
Even if Mark Allen does a good job T”Rangers wouldn’t see any cash for any upcoming talent (internal or bought in)  for a god number of years.
To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
At present the only prospect they have is McRorie who I think has stepped up and performed well when asked.He certainly has confidence and could develop into a decent centre back playing with the likes of Souttar for Scotland.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
Celtics ‘free money’ from the VVD  transfer is more than T’Rangers stated  loan requirements to keep the lights on for the next year or two.
Thats the size of the gap between Celtic and the rest of us.


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EASYJAMBO
DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:56

Lets just call it 14 February for old times sake and serendipity. 21


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Statement O’clock but on another matter.

ClydeSSB tweeting Murty appointed until end of the season.


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EASYJAMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:33

Thought that may be the case but was wondering if someone would be trying to get ahead of the game.


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