Podcast Episode 3 – David Low


13/06/12 – THE SUN – “The really sickening thing about …

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13/06/12 – THE SUN – “The really sickening thing about all of this is it was avoidable. All it would have taken for that was for someone to be honest. Pay your dues, give the tax man what he is owed. Instead Rangers have died.” (Richard Gough)

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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
nowoldandgrumpy says:
April 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm
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Why is there player costs of £1.5 mill, who did they buy???

Player Sales 1.2
First Team Payroll Costs 10.4

Other Football Related Payroll Costs 5.6
Termination of Player Contracts 2.3
Purchase of Players 1.5

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
April 25, 2014 by billmcmurdo

Ok, I have read the review and it makes for grim reading in some places, no doubt about it.

But there are two things I have to say about it and both give me encouragement.

Firstly, it addresses what I consider to be the most important matter and passes that criterion with flying colours. What I mean is it is an honest account of what is wrong and has a clear map of how to get where Rangers needs to go. That was what we needed from the review and we have it.

Secondly, it authenticates what I have been saying on this blog for a long time – there has been a culture of over’spend at Ibrox and it has to be addressed. Brian Stockbridge took a cleaver to much of it but costs were so excessively high that it has taken the two years to properly get to the heart of things. Now we have no choice – we must slash costs or die. Thankfully, Graham Wallace has been working on this behind the scenes.

I said when James and Sandy Easdale first got involved that they would cut costs and finally a new prudent fiscal culture is being inculcated at Ibrox.

Like a big wieldy ship that takes a fair amount of time and space to change direction, Rangers FC has taken time to turn from the extravagance of the SDM years but it is happening.

The review clearly shows that unnecessary expenditure has still happened with things like the jumbo screens etc. As regards the purchase of Edmiston House, this is something that coulkd be a moneyspinner but significant further investment in the property is required. Was it wrong to buy it at the time? Fans will have their own views.

All in all I found the review positive in tone if upsetting to read in parts. It is more than a wake-up call – it is the final warning that Rangers must be run along different lines than the “tenner for a fiver” years of David Murray. Rangers’ problems on and off the pitch will not be resolved by getting out the chequebook and spending borrowed money.

Another encouraging thing is that fans demamnded transparency and this review deliveers a brutal honesty in admitting mismanagement. Yes, it is easy for the present board to blame previous boards but at least they haven’t shirked the issue. Like Sandy Easdale’s frank assessment of the state of play yesterday, the review pulls no punches in stating that without fans stepping up to pay, the club could be seriously damaged. That is a stark business fact for every business and certainly for every football club.

I have had fans contact me in a rage about one aspect of the report which was distressing to read. That is the inability to pay for season tickets by credit or debit card – directly attributable to the activities of the agitators with their phantom season ticket funds.

Loyal fans who want to support the Gers are now being hindered by these people.

As one supporter who has been going to Ibrox for decades and who took me to my first game as a toddler said: “Shocking.” That sums up the activities of these rebel fans.

There is much to ponder in the review. It wasn’t pleasant to read but now we know where we are.

The club needs the support to rise to the occasion.

Step forward, the loyal and true.
I have had fans contact me in a rage about one aspect of the report which was distressing to read. That is the inability to pay for season tickets by credit or debit card – directly attributable to the activities of the agitators with their phantom season ticket funds.

Loyal fans who want to support the Gers are now being hindered by these people.

nothing to do with the company being a basket case it was all those pesky rebels fault :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
James Doleman says:
April 19, 2014 at 12:59 am
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Most honest MSM piece for months. Interesting there is no “by line”


only Glenn Gibbons would have dared write that

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Peace – Not War
from the herald article
 and sale of the club by David Murray to Craig Whyte for a quid when a quick google search would have thrown up some doubts about the supposed billionaire who lived in Monaco
did no one at the herald google him before copy and pasting the press releases that he was a real rangers man with money to burn

Peace – Not War
definitely a sarcastic swipe the author of the piece in the record  is a  rangers blogger 
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GOOSYGOOSYSEPTEMBER 22, 2016 at 17:16       24 Votes 
PADDY MALARKEYSEPTEMBER 22, 2016 at 12:38 Sorry if this has been raised already (slow as well as thick,me) but I’ve just noticed that Aberdeen play St johnstone, a Premiership team, tonight . TRFC played QoS on Tuesday .  Aberdeen play TRFC on Sunday, having {probably/possibly)had a more testing match and having two days less recovery time . How did that happen ?

Whats the problem?The name of the game is to keep funding the establishment clubTRFC will play Morton in the semi and who cares if Celtic face Aberdeen or St JohnstoneThe TRFC ties were decided months ago Just like they always are

Suttons involved in  the draw 
cant see him being involved in any fix to favour a team from Ibrox

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OHN CLARKAUGUST 6, 2016 at 18:17 0 0  Rate This 
So, the wee man whose salary we paid via the BBC licence fee, the wee man who dismissed Campbell Ogilvie’s EBT as hardly the cost of a good night out, and who tried, on air, repeatedly to mislead people into thinking that Dave king was not a convicted criminal, has retired!And he bloody well pops up as a guest on off the Ball!Nothing like being looked after by BBC Radio Scotland for toeing the party line loyally, eh, what? While others are not supported for speaking the truth.
He was on Radio Scotlands champions league coverage on weds at Celtic Park  I heard the end of it and he was reporting on the Rodgers news conference after the game 

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