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Re. alternative training facilities should Murray Park be sold off. …

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re. alternative training facilities should Murray Park be sold off. Is Celtics old site at Barrowfield not available 🙂

In all seriousness though I’m sure there would be no end of suitable facilities available if it became necessary. I’m sure my old Alma Mater maintains the Garscube Sports plaza along the Bearsden Road and outwith Glasgow there are excellent facilities at Stirling University.

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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
On the subject of closed door matches as a punishment. Would that not be open to legal argument from season ticket holders that they have a contract with the club to supply a set number of matches. Do the governing body have the right to effectively break the contract the club has with its season ticket holders. It would be fine for Cup matches where tickets are normally sold for each match but I think there might be issues with trying to impose it on a league match. Might we get into a situation where a club effectively has to refund season ticket holders for matches they were unable to attend through no fault of their own.


Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
To my mind this is all very simple. DK, for all his faults, is a very shrewd businessman. He knows the writing is on the wall for the current incumbents of Ibrox and this whole trust thing is an attempt to accelerate that process whilst protecting the fans from potential ensuing loss (he is going to need them onside later). He has seen the precedents of 2012 and has judged (probably correctly) that there will be a great push to maintain the continuity of Third Rangers. The only fly I can see in his ointment is ownership of the principal assets, Ibrox and Murray Park. Now, he has said he will punt in £30m. I’m sure TRIFC plc would listen to a favourable offer in that region for a crumbling football stadium and a piece of land on the outskirts of Glasgow which is protected from development by green belt regulations. There are already three very nice courses in that area, don’t think they would grant permission for another.


Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
Re. the gentleman sitting with Mr Doncaster. I am not familiar with him and that does not appear to be a RRFC tie (too many stripes). My round yesterday was predictably a bit wayward. Suffice to say I am glad it was not a medal as my handicap would have taken a pounding 🙂


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On Grounds for Judicial Review
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41038340
Hmm, seems the wee Rovers did not use the Bryson defence in this case. if they had then they would probably still be in the competition.

In all seriousness though, the whole thing stinks to high heaven. One rule for some and a different rule for those who don’t pass the sniff test.


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40386013
I note with amusement the following lines in the story

“Rangers chairman Dave King has announced further investment of £1m by 44-year-old Julian Wolhardt.”

“The fans’ group did not state the value of its investment in RIFC but King, on the Rangers website, said that Wolhardt and Club 1872 had “each made a £1m investment in shares”.”

Silly me I thought that for it to be an investment then the club would receive the proceeds from the share sale. Unless of course its an investment in MASH holdings. Words are very important.


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Please someone (EJ) correct me if I am wrong but were Hearts under Romanoff not serial offenders with regard to tax and paying players wages. As far as I am aware the wee tax case was the first time the old Rangers came to the attention of HMRC.


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
I note that the BBC are reporting that Buckie Thistle could be in line for a points deduction due to an alleged ineligible player. Unused substitute Callum Murray was listed in the squad for Saturdays game against Fortmartine United. I do hope they have Sandy Bryson on speedial 


Small Price to Pay?
Well Jimbo, I do hope theres enough left in the Jambos kitty to buy a new pitch. Looks like the builders have been parking the JCB’s on the current one.


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