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Been away for a few days folks, and have returned just before the end of the fund raising appeal. WIth a couple of days to go we are just £70 short of our target. I think BP and I will settle for that – once again a great vote of confidence in the blog.

More good news – I think – is that the TWM podcasts will resume soon.
BP is currently arranging to get an interviewee sorted for the first one, and we also hope to have an update on the Fans for Judicial Review progress.
Interesting times.

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We can laugh about the BBC interview parade of EBT recipients. I’ve heard it suggested that perhaps they should have the letters added to their name; Barry Ferguson EBT, Alastair McCoist OBE EBT and such like?
However there is a serious point. These guys are not guilty of the corporate fraud perpetrated by their employers. Consequently they get a pass when it comes to accusations of cheating at football. But that is no reason to forget that what they did was knowingly participate in a scam to avoid paying tax on their earnings, despite those earnings being upwards of 50 times the national average salary.
Of course that is not only a Rangers issue, but it speaks to the reality that Fat Cat culture is now football culture nowadays.
In the 60s and 70s, football was notably less expensive an entertainment than the pictures. Was cheaper to get into Ibrox than the Odeon. Those differentials are now gone, gobbled up by greed and avarice on the part of both those on and off the field.
Just a thought. Beer inflation since 1970 is at around 2000%
Football inflation is running at more than four times that amount – 8000%. !
And still the fans fork out in world-leading numbers. In return, they are fed a diet of, by and large, mediocrity and underachievement.

Modern players can’t be tagged with character defects just because they aren’t as skilful or successful as their 60s/70s counterparts, but they’ve got a cheek the height of a Ronnie McKinnon clearance to be demanding “Netto!” during pay talks whilst diving up the nearest close when Hector does his rounds.

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Be surprised if the larger part of the loans is converted to shares.
Control of a structurally insolvent company lies not in virtually worthless shares, but with the major creditors who will retain control when the shareholders are all stiffed.
Going to happen.

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John C
Might be registered in the far east?

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
There’s only one David Low. 👍😊

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Wasn’t aware that anyone had reproduced Concomitant’s article elsewhere. Nobody asked either, but it’s not a problem for us.
As we’ve said, it’s not a contest. 👍

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John C
So true about the sport being killed by the authorities.
No matter how corrupt RFC were, the sport could have survived the reputational damage imposed by a rogue club. Impossible to survive damage imposed by rogue governance.

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