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The media really are excelling themselves today. Apparently Hearts must …

Comment on On Grounds for Judicial Review by upthehoops.

The media really are excelling themselves today. Apparently Hearts must get real in terms of a player’s valuation in order for Rangers to sign said player!!!!

Every day I don’t think they can get any worse and every day they surprise me, and it seems journalists called Chris are the worst of the lot.

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CLUSTER ONEAUGUST 31, 2017 at 21:23  
UPTHEHOOPSAUGUST 31, 2017 at 20:30—— That Hearts what are they like, not selling a player undervalue to help make a strong rangers. Club 1872 statement and boycot to follow.More news to follow….  Ok i’m trying to get into this deadline day tickertape thing


Whatever the rights and wrongs of Craig Levein becoming Hearts Manager (and it’s for Hearts board and fans to decide, no-one else), I’m sure he was never going to back down to Rangers appalling tactics on this one. Those tactics clearly aimed to use the media to put pressure on Hearts to sell below what they valued the player at. Some the reporting could have been written or spoken by Rangers fans standing at the end of a bar. Some of the more informed Twitterrati claimed whatever fee was eventually agreed was demanded in full and up front by Hearts. Bravo to them if that’s the case. Just think, if that had been the 80’s or 90’s Hearts would have what they want, Rangers would have the player, and the only people to suffer would be the taxpayer many years down the line as almost £1 billion of Murray Group debt was written off by the state owned Bank of Scotland. 

As I said previously, life can be a real bitch when you have to play by the same rules as everyone else!

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ALLYJAMBOAUGUST 30, 2017 at 15:27 
I am sickened by my club’s refusal to sell Jamie Walker to TRFC at a knock down price – by instalments. How dare any football club refuse to sell to the Govan club at whatever price they offer, they are, obviously, so full of entitlement and are ‘The Peepul’, that we should all bow before them!
I mean, that’s the impression one might get from reading this headline from the Herald:
‘Jamie Walker won’t sign for Rangers before the end of the window unless Hearts drop £1million demands’


In the good old days a quick phone call to the Bank of Scotland to get the overdraft limit increased would have sorted this. Wages would have been no issue either with the player probably being offered an EBT with a side letter. 

Playing by the same rules as the rest is a real bitch eh!

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AULDHEIDAUGUST 27, 2017 at 16:40 Going to court is the ultimate threat and if you have strong enough evidence to present at court then you have enough leverage to obtain an in  house enquiry that does not have a predetermined outcome.It’s no longer about the law or QC advice it’s about doing the right thing to restore integrity to the game in Scotland.

I must admit to wondering when the game in Scotland ever had integrity. In fact, pre-social media days who knows what went on.  Regan and Doncaster have dug such a deep hole for themselves they may decide to dour it out in the hope a Judicial Review is not granted. They know the media won’t cause them any grief so if a JR is not granted they would probably be okay.

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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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