Naming the Rose


Donsfan says: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 07:54 You’ve no idea …

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donsfan says:
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 07:54

You’ve no idea how close to the mark you are mate….and I mean that 🙂

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Naming the Rose
It’s started folks….

SANDY JARDINE reckons Rangers are well on their way to being in their best shape for 30 years off the pitch.

On it, he’s convinced Ally McCoist will lead the club back to the top.

But the Ibrox legend won’t forget the turmoil they’ve had to suffer – until shamed ex-owner Craig Whyte is behind bars.

It’s been eight months since Gers were plunged into administration and 18 weeks since the liquidation process was started.

Jardine is just grateful they’re still alive but every time Whyte’s name is mentioned he can’t help but look back in anger.

In an exclusive interview, he told Record Sport: “I now feel even more bitterness towards Whyte than I did at the time. What he did to this club was an absolute disgrace and I still can’t comprehend it.

“It doesn’t surprise me he rarely shows his face in Scotland. He couldn’t try to defend what he did. He decapitated Rangers.

“But I know the police and fraud squad are continuing to look at things and hopefully they will put him in jail.”

Jardine has seen it all at Ibrox during a four-decade association with the club but nothing could have prepared him for the year they’ve just had to endure.

And it pains him trying to explain Rangers’ plight to icons of the past, who will soon be celebrated at ‘Legends Lunches’.

He said: “I’ve been through hard times but there was never a situation when I thought the club could die, and we could have done this year. When I meet the older ex-players, they can’t believe what has happened.

“I met Bobby Brown last week and when he played here, Rangers were known as the biggest club in Britain and one of the biggest in Europe.”

Jardine feels his club have been treated badly by the SFA and SPL, whose indecision left Gers waiting to find out which league they’d be playing in this season.

They are now plying their trade in our game’s bottom tier but former Scotland full-back Jardine is adamant Rangers’ new chief executive Charles Green is the right man to steer the club back to prosperity.

He said: “We’re now in a far better financial position than we’ve been in a long time. It looks as though the share issue will go really well and if it’s successful, we’ll be in our healthiest position for 30 years.

“It’s still early days but Charles has delivered what he said he would.

“The club has been treated abysmally by the governing bodies. We’ve been let down by them and I include the SFA, SPL and the tax authorities in that.

“We know we deserved punishment and if the SFA and SPL felt we merited punishments, they could have done it within a few weeks.

“But it was left to the last minute, just 24 hours before our first game at Brechin we still didn’t know if we had a licence and that’s disgraceful.”

Jardine is convinced Rangers will return to the top of Scottish football and is adamant boss McCoist is the man to take them there.

He added: “Ally has coped well with everything that’s happened but some of the players haven’t – and you can see that with a couple of our results. But this is a rebuilding job. If the players aren’t good enough we’ll get others who can do it.”

Naming the Rose
bawsbustedanatha says:
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:43

I suppose, if you were in any way inclined, post a comment on one of the other stories.
Remember, there’s always two ways to skin a cat/spiv 🙂

Naming the Rose
gie’s a gonk says:
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:08

Phil Mac sent a thinly veiled “Hope you enjoyed your trip to London last week!” to Chris McLaughlin yesterday.

iamacant says:
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:10

I was thinking the same earlier.

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This seems to have only appeared at the latter end of the last thread. Apologies if not but surely some journo has to point out the bloody obvious to him?

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• ECOBHOY says:
• March 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

CoT….I can confirm everything you say is absolutely true. I know the family and this is of great concern to them.
Ecobhoy….Craig does have the backbone for this. He’s many things and one of them is a staunch fan of the club. Quite articulate too. He is a salesman and has the patter for it. If I know him as I think I do, he won’t go away.
He is after a job after all…. 😈

Past the Event Horizon
Mark Guidi last night declared that the members of the existing board should come clean as to whether Green or/and White are still involved.
Do you think he realises the implications of this if they are?

Or is he just thick….

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Madbhoy24941 says: (333)
December 5, 2013 at 9:43 am
bawsbustedanathat says: (119)
December 5, 2013 at 8:26 am
First time I’ve posted on TSFM since RTC days
Noticed when I read it back….Couldn’t be ersed changing it….

Past the Event Horizon
Danish Pastry says: (1761)
December 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm
@Bill & @NTHM
The caller introduced himself as a co-founder called Sandy (the caller seemed to indicate a Craig Houston was the the founder, btw). I wasn’t endorsing them and I have no idea who they are or what they otherwise stand for. All I know is that it is a fan group trying to do something about the current board instead of blaming the rest of Scotland. Anyway, what was said last night sounded positive.

Their focus is upon those who had spent £50m plus in the past 16 months. He also said that if nothing happens at the AGM, by the way of change, then they would agitate for a boycott of STs and merchandise. To be honest, it’s the first group I’ve heard about who are doing something off their own initiative. Such a boycott could be significant in the long run. It could also split a divided fan group yet further.
First time I’ve posted on TSFM since RTC days.
Only doing so because I’ve got something to add.
Re, the above….
Craig Houston WAS the founding member of this group. I know him. In fact, I know the whole family.
Was actually speaking to his parents during the week and they were proudly telling me of Craigs visit to London the other week to meet with MM. Receives texts from him all the time apparently. He might even be offered a job at Ibrox when MM gets elected to the Board!
Now, why would MM hint at this?
Answers on a stamp….

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