Reflections on Goalposts


Not The Huddle Malcontent says: (1094) January 7, 2014 at 8:18 …

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Not The Huddle Malcontent says: (1094)
January 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm
Essentially the SFA will impose the settlement of football debts as a condition of granting a licence post administration
I don’t think that this includes players

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john clarke says:
January 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm
That phrase was uttered when he opined that ” there are lots of people who won’t be happy until Ibrox is razed to the ground’
To be fair John he was probably referring to Damille Investments

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john clarke says: (1511)
January 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm
Certainly not too cynical John, nothing I think would surprise any of us any more.
However,imo, administration/liquidation while it cuts costs rapidly and effectively risks finally alienating the fans and above all else they need the st monies.
I can still see it as an (inevitable?) option if Wallace can’t make the sums work but to my thinking a last resort rather than the first one.

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I’m going to go against the grain here as I have a feeling that Graham Wallace may well be making a genuine effort to put rangers on a sound(er) financial footing.
My best guess is that the current talk of a £1m wage reduction is aimed at getting them through to the next batch of season ticket sales.
The 120 day review will aim to see to what extent they can live within their means in season 2014/2015.
In other words any short term savings may be painful but will pale into insignificance compared to what may lie in wait during the summer – if the current majority of shareholders think it’s achievable and think that flipping a solvent rangers to a buyer once in the top tier will yield more profit than a pre-pack in the short term.
Expect a massive hike in st prices coupled with an early start to st sales – this will be dressed up as giving the fans a longer period to pay up at the higher price.
Probably easier sell austerity to the people they need to buy st’s than a sale and leaseback of ibrox?

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‘The Rangers’   I’ve often wondered how Charles Green got away with such a miniscule change to the name.  As I understood it, under the phoenix laws any new business arising from the ashes had to have a significantly different name so that it could not be seen to go into liquidation, shed the debt and start again unharmed, name intact

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“Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” 

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Wrt Ranger’s reported desire to see strict liability brought in.

The cynic would suppose that they know the other clubs are dead set against it so it makes them look good while they know it’s never gonnae happen…

Even if it turns out that Phil is correct and the Scottish government will insist they’d still look better than the others and if it’s inevitable they’ve nothing to loose.

TBH I’m struggling to understand how it could be tacked onto ground licencing without local authorities rather than the SFA becoming responsible for enforcement and sanctions which I truly doubt they’d want involved in.

Finally you’d hope they’d simply decided it was time to put a cork in the choir’s gob for their own benefit and that of football and Scottish society as a whole – well a man can dream, can’t he 09

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SEPTEMBER 28,  2016 at 18:13
I note that while the panel rejected the…error…over the designation of the club (cough) they suggested that the SFA might want to tighten up on that in future 12
Bit late 10 

I assume the charges against Rangers were dropped as the consideration of Hibs covered the same ground? 

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