Podcast Episode 3 – David Low

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Screwtop Thompson says: May 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm Have long pointed …

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Screwtop Thompson says:
May 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Have long pointed out that going back to the SDM the running costs without the football team have always been around £14m and upwards per annum. Therefore I agree with you that costs need to be cut.

However you provide Wallace with the required solution in terms of what cuts need to be made.
Excluding the IPO monies they brought in £35.2 million over the period covered in the review. Given there will be a bit more income to add given the cup run prize money etc then you could say that even at their lowest they brought in around, lets call it, £19m a year.

The recurring costs for the run of the mill operations is around £40m in the review, so while you can add on costs for the four months of this years they are not too far apart on income and outgoings.

Lets then say £12m for the running costs and £7m for the football operation would still make the envy of all clubs bar one.

It really is doable if the shareholders do have a desire to run a football team because in the above there is no return for investors.

Obviously as you say there would be costs involved re trying to offload high earners and maintenance of stadium etc but with the required desire, realism, austerity and some imaginative funding it can be done.

It will not be easy by any means but it is all possible.

The main issue is that what will such measures leave on the park and how will the paying customers react. If the fans still are blinded by minty moonbeams and the board follow that path again, then I agree with you they are surely doomed.

Similarly if the shareholders feel they are not getting a return and decide to become a property company its a whole new ball game.

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Emergency board meeting tonight?
Oh dear…

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I note that we are having another deja vu moment.

The DK plans states that in relation to the pledges for season ticket monies

“Payment will be taken on or after 15th July 2014 only in the event a security is granted. You will be given 3 days’ notice of any payment to be taken. If the security has not been granted by 8th August 2014 then all instructions will be cancelled and it will be up to you to decide how to proceed with purchase of tickets.”

The Challenge Cup now under SPFL control will commence on 26/27 July
The SPFL season will start on 9/10 August.

Therefore the rest of Scottish Football is again on tenterhooks waiting to see what happens.
Therefore we can have the scenario similar to last year where a team could play in the Challenge Cup but nobody is actually sure if they will be able to compete in the league.

Both the Sevco board and DK could have their heads knocked together if the SPFL supported by the SFA told them they needed proof positive from the member club that it was going to be in a fit state to compete in and complete all fixture in the coming season sometime before the first Challenge Cup game.

If proof was not given then membership suspended for a year and go ahead with byes in the cups and free weeks for opponents in the Championship. Simples!!

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
loamfeet says:
May 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm
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Placing importance on appearance and conduct is not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself, but it does seem to make Rangers as a social group resistant to change and to new ideas.


As discussed the other day, attention to detail such as how people are turned out is IMHO good practice as once the standards are set and known then when simply followed by all the bigger issues can fall into place.
The other thing is that taking a pride in one’s appearance, especially when hard up, shows a degree of class and dignity. I am guessing that Struth’s intentions would have been to paint his club and his footballers in a good light especially as others in high places in those days may have looked down on the sport.

The problem is of course that at some point the Struth ideals possibly became twisted to represent arrogance and entitlement.

As the man said himself

“inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the gallant pioneers.”

Tolerance, sanity and a bit of good old fashioned hard work is what is required down Govan way if they are to emerge from the position they find themselves in.

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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
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To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
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I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
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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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