Podcast Episode 3 – David Low


Ryan, Giovanni The lack of any football strategy at Ibrox since …

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Ryan, Giovanni

The lack of any football strategy at Ibrox since the summer of 2012 is all too apparent. From the “crap manager” quote from Craig Whyte to the Charles Green “like asking a woman if she has enough shoes”, Ally McCoist failed completely to make use of the copious funds at his disposal to build any strategic direction for the club.

I, along with many others on here, believe that several large shareholders in RIFC have no interest in the football side at Ibrox. They want a return on their investment. How that happens, they don’t care.

I agree that the Gers support has “woken up” but it has as much strategic direction as the football side. DK/RG is the only show in town. It sounds like a plan so its a bandwagon to jump on just like the Blue Knights v1.0 & 2.0. Saves any hard thinking.

The flaw in the plan is the core belief that everyone involved at Ibrox, deep down, wants or needs a successful Rangers football team. If the shareholders own Murray Park and Ibrox, simply, they don’t. It can become a property play. This will become apparent all too soon if the DK/RG trust fatally wounds TRFC.

The squad, Wallace aside, is worth next to nothing. Its going to need further investment if they are to get out of the Championship at the first time of asking. Ally appears to be lining up an expensive Dad’s Army, Back to the Future, plan for someone to fund.

Right now I bet Dave King is cursing Ally for all his worth that there isn’t a team chock full of young talent playing skilful, attractive football. At least then he wouldn’t be faced with a large players’ wage bill along with any rental agreement Laxey & co might prepare.

A staggering £67m and counting, failure – all at the feet of club legend Ally McCoist.

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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low

That Ally took the path of least resistance is undeniable. He fulfilled his brief. That too is undeniable.

However, had he taken more than 30 seconds to think of a 3yr plan it could’ve been easily done on half the budget without upsetting the ST buyers. Some decent Championship players plus kids & those that TUPE’d would’ve been more than enough. The MSM drool upon every his every utterance, so a few well placed stories on best in class scouting & coaching programmes was all it would’ve taken. He could genuinely have given TRFC something of value. Boy, could they do with that right now.

Smugas, you are right as TRFC are now between a rock and a hard place and they have been put there by McCoist. Sure, he wasn’t to know what Green & Co were really up to but he must have guessed pretty quickly, after all we did.

The biggest open goal of his life and McCoist missed it.

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low

McCoist has had 2 full seasons against part timers. He had £14m. He could’ve set up a scouting network to find better players, he did not. He could’ve employed the best youth coaches, he did not. He could’ve hired a DoF to help him do the above. He did not. He didnt think about the future, he didnt think about building Rangers up. He just blew the lot on average players. His victories are hollow. History, even if bought by another Yorkshireman, will not be kind on his coaching ability.

As for Templeton’s value – take a look at this. The answer to your request is clearly yes.


Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
I’ve long reconciled myself that the OC/NC debate is no longer about the facts but about accepting something to be true on the basis that a regulatory body says it is.

To quote the late Christopher Hitchens…”Demands that you believe the impossible do not lead to peaceful outcomes. Nor do they lead to peaceful or tolerant regimes.”

A Hitchslap that could’ve been written for the SFA.

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Podcast Episode 4 – Turnbull Hutton
The Ibrox 72 Trust not a trust but a company thingy is all hot air. The RIFC board has stated categorically they will not hand over security. Not a penny is going to be taken from anyone’s bank account. It is but a scare tactic to try and unite Rangers fans and put pressure on the board.

The board will have already worked out how much money it needs to get to game 1 of next season. If the statements in court are to be believed the shareholders will pony up the cash thus calling the bluff of DK as fans will want to watch their team. Perhaps less than 38,000 ST holders but enough to keep the lights on awhile longer.

That would move things back onto the path of settling matters either through an insolvency event or a company sale.

In short it’s a complete waste of time.

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Man City has also been restricted to 21 players not 25 players in their UCL squad next year.

How many did they use in the last campaign?


Not really a punishment at all is it?

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
Interesting twitter talk with minor member of MSM last night. His contention that at 57% of t/o TRFC had not overspent on football dept compared to other clubs’ ratios, that it was too much to win League 1 was debatable & that other costs at 67% of t/o are the problem.

Wouldn’t accept that irrespective of other clubs, spending 57% was way too much for TRFC financial position & that should have been known before AMc signed 9 players (they only needed to look at Auldheid’s spreadsheets to see that). Nor would he accept that the football department contributed to overspend. 😯

There is no hope if this take on financial affairs is their starting point.

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
So those accounts in summary.

Still losing a lot of money. Half of the cash in the bank cant be touched. No credit facility. Using pay day loans to get by = everything is fantastic.

Sure it is. I believe you.

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
DK’s use of the media will surely work against him.
120 review is published. One option explored is to sell TRFC for £1, minus the properties.
The board can rightly point out to DK that he can invest as much as wants in the “club”, for the price of a hamburger, so long as he pays his rent. Now having said he he is willing to spend £30m over for 5 years I would surmise that rental bill might be quite large.
If he says no thanks, he will be torn to pieces by the MSM.
I would also assume DK would want to invest through one of his SA companies and write off the losses against his tax bill. Good luck with that DK.

DK = busted flush methinks.

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