Podcast Episode 4 – Turnbull Hutton

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It is loosely based on the Rugby league idea where the higher up the league you finish the less games you play and the team in last qualification place plays the most.

But these teams are all in the same league and the set up is a reflection of league performance throughout the year

This system has been designed to help the team in 11th in the big boys league (note that this phrase will never be uttered in 2014-15, especially if Hibs lose out)

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Podcast Episode 4 – Turnbull Hutton
Albion Rovers offer a ‘pay what you can’ season ticket … from as little as £10 http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/08/albion-rovers-pay-what-you-can-season-ticket?CMP=twt_gu

Podcast Episode 4 – Turnbull Hutton
More from Grant, some startling stuff here, esp the share comment which is now at 22p

Remarks also on Ahmad’s role in purchase of Edmiston House & Albion Car Park. Rangers: “one sitting empty, other a simple waste of money”

One more line from Rangers’ defence from their NOMAD. “The share price has rebounded satisfactorily.”

Podcast Episode 4 – Turnbull Hutton
Mr Summers remarked that Mr Nash and Mr Wallace were in London last week meeting with Rangers’ current institutional investors.

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It was said that Rangers’ institutional investors have a “good degree of confidence” in the business going forward.

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Lord Armstrong asked Mr Summers if he was saying that message was Rangers are financially secure. He replied that it was.

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Mr Summers said that the Union of Fans are a “small group”. Circa 6,500 pledges, if that is “scale of threat”, is not “major concern”.

Lord: “You say withholding of season tix money does not create practical insolvency risk? Other funds are available?” RFC: That’s the case.

Mr Summers QC says Rangers wish Union of Fans would “go away to allow the club to move on”.

Re possibility of a future liability to IA of £500-600k. Lord Armstrong: One way or another that would be met? Mr Summers: Yes

elsewhere, Official statement

THE Board of Rangers Football Club have issued the following statement today:

“The Board of Rangers note with dismay the launch of the ‘Ibrox 1972 fund’ led by Dave King and Richard Gough.
“Attempting to create a fund that wishes to deprive revenue to the football club these men purport to love so much and create financial difficulty for Rangers, displays a twisted logic.
“For the avoidance of doubt and so that all Rangers fans are again reassured, the Board has stated that it has no intention of granting security over Ibrox to anybody. We have already shown in our actions – and not words – that our stadium is sacrosanct.
“Any supporters considering engaging with Ibrox 1972 Ltd should be clear that as the Club will not grant security over Ibrox to any such organisation, there is no prospect that any commitment to this new scheme will ever come to fruition and is therefore entirely meaningless. Nor will the Board enter into any agreement with a third party organisation on season ticket renewals, as is being suggested.
“Therefore this scheme is a worthless academic exercise created to serve the purposes of individuals and not the greater good of Rangers Football Club. It could never deliver the stability and security this football club and our supporters deserve.
“It is also important to note that should existing season ticket holders choose not to renew by the 16th May deadline, as is being encouraged, they could lose their seat allocation. The Club believes it must – as it always does at this time of the year – attempt to satisfy the requests we have received from current season ticket holders who wish to relocate to other available seats around the stadium.
“The absurd attacks made by individuals associated with this new scheme on Chief Executive Graham Wallace are disgraceful. Since Mr Wallace joined the Club he has worked tirelessly to create a Rangers fit for the future.
“Mr Wallace has brought his considerable business experience together with his extensive knowledge of top-level football operations and impeccable reputation to the Club and we continue to see the benefits of his work. To question his integrity, ability or professionalism as a means to discredit him personally and to undermine the Board generally is absolutely unacceptable.
“Mr Wallace has the Board’s unequivocal support.
“We are only too aware that our incredibly loyal supporters have been through remarkably testing times in recent years, but Rangers has made significant progress in recent months, both on and off the field.
“A bright future awaits and we would respectfully ask our fans to support the Club and renew their season tickets. Season ticket sales are the largest single source of income for Rangers and only the Club and the team will suffer if some of this income is withheld.
“Any decision not to renew season tickets can only damage the Club. Such action would only serve to harm the very institution that is so dear to all of us.”

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Look Back to Look Forward
There was a tweet sometime back from an account that asked the question:

Would you buy a Scottish sports daily newspaper?

I replied that their chance of success might hinge on whether they report the facts in the Rangers story or the sugar coated PR drivel every other paper came out with

They never replied.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
BD. The bookies do not gamble on who will win and do not calculate their odds on that assumption. It is simply a calculation reached on the the basis of how much has been wagered. If you want your team to be favourite, just pop into the bookies and put a few grand on them, because that is the only thing it reflects.


Bookies price up the chance in their opinion of something happening, subsequent wagering will affect price moves to an extent. Ie if one bookie has taken enough of one team they will duck under the others to ensure those wanting to back that team will go elsewhere, but the prices reflect the chance of success far more than how much money is taken 

If any price is ever even remotely wrong, algorithms will point it out to the big syndicates and it will quickly be taken and the price will correct quickly.

Two wrongs and a right
Brentford have accepted a bid from Leeds United for Toumani Diagouraga.Rangers have been desperate to land the Bees midfielder this month, but have so far failed to meet his price tag.And Leeds have jumped to the front of the queue for the Frenchman after agreeing a fee with their Championship rivals.Diagouraga is one of the longest-serving players at Griffin Park but is in the final 18 months of his contract.

Two wrongs and a right
Off the top of my head I cant remember a live lower league match that didnt involve Rangers, or an Edinburgh derby in the 3 and a bit years of coverage. (Not incl the Alba coverage, just Sky/BT)

Was Falkirk v Hibs the first?

Two wrongs and a right
Real Madrid and Atletico handed 1 year transfer bans starting after this one.

The Record and Evening Times will report that if either wants Waghorn, they have 17 days to do so

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