Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?

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Carry On Mr Ashley Anyone relying on the 10% ownership rule …

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Carry On Mr Ashley

Anyone relying on the 10% ownership rule to restrict Ashley’s manoeuvres is living in a fool’s paradise:

· He could shift his NUFC or RIFC shares to a family member or trusted lieutenant or some off-shore vehicle at any moment

· We don’t know who controls Blue Pitch and Margarita – it could be Ashley, King, Whyte, Green, foreign spivs or me. Is the Lebanese lawyer a panto red herring.

· If the SFA know who controls Blue Pitch and Margarita they are keeping it conveniently quiet – they’ve probably been fobbed of with “assurances”

· The SFA have proven that rules are there to be broken – for the benefit of the fabric of society.

· There is an infinitesimal chance of The Rangers meeting NUFC in any UEFA competition in the next decade.

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Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
More Than £1 This Time

Has it occurred to the bears that Ashley might have learned from his experience renaming St James’s Park? I’d guess he’s unlikely to rename Ibrox himself – too much hassle and possible backlash against his brand and revenue. When things cool down he’ll probably try to find a bank, airline, media company etc to pony up a few £mill as BT did at Murrayfield. He may even donate a little back to the clumpany to soften the blow or sign a “generous” shirt sponsorship deal.


Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
Pretzel Logic

Barry Ferguson shows why owners and directors at Ibrox must despair over the expectations of many fans and eventually regard them with disdain as spoiled children. Barry slags off Ashley for exploiting the situation by buying the naming rights for £1 saying he’ll never be forgiven, then threatens him if he dares exercise his legal right, then lectures him on the sacred nature of Ibrox, then welcomes Ashley to spend tens of millions to resurrect his beloved club. I wonder how long Ashley laughed at that petulant little outburst.

In Ashley’s position I’d be inclined to quote the venerable Andrew Mitchell MP (reportedly) to Barry; “Best you learn your f****g place”.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/barry-ferguson-biggest-mistake-mike-4167681

PS, Barry, I think Ashley has all he needs, a licence to print money from merchandise, he doesn’t need control of the club, responsibility for its spendaholic finances or the hassle of its delusional fans. All he needs if for some other mugs to keep the gravy train rolling and the bears buying the latest kit.


Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
Campbellsmoney says:
September 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

I wonder if Sports Direct’s move now to take full control of RR might in any way be linked to the risk of an arrestment today.
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I think you are spot on. Ashley is reproted to have “helped” keep the lights on last week – so he probably has a good grasp of the finances. He would probably have prefered to keep schtum about the naming deal for now, but his hand has been forced by circumstances. Logic would suggest that Imran will be successful today, but something tells me “benefit of the doubt” will prevail and prolong the panto. I guess Ashley has too much at stake to trust to luck.


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Football Fan says:
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June 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

There is also no evidence of Rangers not having a plan,we just don’t know what it is,again we just cannot presume there is no plan.

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I can !!!


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Ironically FFs attempt to create FUD around PMG’s output and rebuild King’s reputation as Messiah and doer of financial miracles has solicited a number of well reasoned responses on several topics from several contributors. Collectively they lay out the many mine fields between here and fully funded bear nirvana.

So FFs achievement is to clarify for any undecided ST buyer that it’s a choice between a blind faith gamble of £411 on the word of a tardy, absentee, convicted criminal or paying at the gate. As FF has advised several times “we need to wait and see”. I suggest potential ST buyers take his advice and keep their options open. There could be an Xmas treat in it for the kids.


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Football Fan says:
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June 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

So you are retracting “I believe all unsold shares can be bought by DK.” and acknowledging it is an extraordinaty claim or day dream
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No sir,all unsold shares can be bought by DK,it is a fact not an extraordinary claim.

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So you know King’s resources are adequate to do so and/or he is minded to do so. Or are you saying “I believe all unsold shares can be bought by DK or any other current shareholder with the resources and will – because that’s how a rights issue works but no one has yet stated any intention to do so.”. In which case you are saying nothing of interest.


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