Reflections on Goalposts


Oldcobrokemyheartbycheating says: (112) January 9, 2014 at 12:41 am Release them squirrels …

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Oldcobrokemyheartbycheating says: (112)
January 9, 2014 at 12:41 am

Release them squirrels please Jack, yes my overlord it shall be done. :mrgreen:
It’s one thing to talk about cutting player and manager costs but difficult for a clumpany like Rangers to implement even when the Manager is all ready, willing and rarin’ to go for a cut! Something like Administration would make it all so much easier.

As for squirrels today it’s like there has been an infestation and that Bauhaus fella is certainly good at making contentious points. In one of his posts where he tries to ridicule JI involvement he suggests the next crazy idea is that JI will be revealed as the man behind Margherita Holdings. Weren’t the shares in MH transferred to ATP Investments a while back?

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Giovanni says:
January 29, 2014 at 7:11 pm

In respect of the re-emergence of Mr Whyte and his claim on the RIFC/TRFC assets I remembered a statement, which at the time I thought rather unusual, in the IPO Prospectus by Messrs DM Hall.

“ We have not had the opportunity of inspecting the Title Deeds of the subjects under valuation and, for the purposes of our valuation, we have assumed that the subjects are held under Title which is the equivalent of Heritable Ownership (formerly Feudal) unless otherwise stated as being subject to a Lease. We have further assumed that the properties are free from encumbrances, restrictions or outgoings of an onerous nature which would have a material impact on the value.”

I realise they’d only been asked to do a “desk top” valuation as they’d carried out an earlier full valuation but surely, under the circumstances, they’d have said “show us the deeds”?

NB. For the avoidance of doubt I am not that Giovanni. Nor am I in anyway connected with him
It is a loosely worded statement and I recall commenting on that at the time.

Instead of DM Hall stating they had made a series of “assumptions” they could have asked their client for confirmation and then they could have written something more convincing like ” RIFC have confirmed to us that they own the properties outright and there are no incumberences etc” instead of saying “we haven’t checked anything and you know what we didn’t even bother to ask”

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Shooperb says:
January 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm
45. ecobhoy says:
January 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm

To be honest, I mentioned McMurdo because, in my mind at least, he’s the polar opposite of this blog.

Traynor would be interesting, but I can’t see him stating where the bodies are buried, plus he’d have to overcome his own personal animosity!

I think it would do us good to have a varied selection of writers from the other side of the divide. The last few blogs, whilst being good reads, are beginning to recycle the same themes.
It would be good to have a sane blogger writing from a different perspective and expanding the themes.

What about Spiers? I know he’s not everyones first choice but he is a freelancer and probably has a bit more editorial freedom to write for TSFM. He’s best mates with Cosgrove these days – maybe Stuart could talk him into it.

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JimBhoy says:
January 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

WRT to Craig Whyte showing up again, the only thing i can think of is that he has seen that the rangers are short of readies and would not be fit to fight a big legal case, timing being everything.. I wonder if bomber Broon is gonna have his ‘I told you so’ moment.
One could be talked into believing that the emptying of the coffers since Dec 2012 was part of the lead in work for Craigs return. He won’t get much cash but I suppose he will make do with a bag full of assets instead. There may also be AIM/SFO implications if CW proves his title.

Ecobhoy @ 11.26am – Geronimo knows of the troublesome Pawnee. I believe they would have lain down their arms if they too were gifted a Cadillac.

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The £1.5M is just enough to get TRFC to the end of April and to win League 1 and then Admin will follow.

The SPFL/SFA don’t want another mid- season crash. It is their worst nightmare.

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Esteban says:
February 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm
Bobby Clark was a great goalie and lang may his lum reek. His erstwhile record included league games in which Aberdeen played several diddy teams and, as has been pointed out, he had no Scottish Cup games to negotiate.

In addition, Aberdeen played no league cup games that autumn, having been soundly gubbed by Hibs in the section games, including a 4-0 at Easter Road. Hibs had a great team then, too, of course. Plus, there were no European distractions because Aberdeen had already made history by being the first team to go out on penalties after parallel 3-1 results against Honved. I don’t think Bobby saved any of the Honved penalties.
Bobby Clarks record is better than Fraz Fosters and I can say this with confidence because Aberdeen are a Diddy team.

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Castofthousands says:
February 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm


I think there is something in the human instinct that delights in putting one over on some trusting soul.
It’s not in the human instinct but people behave in that way because of the economic conditions they live under. In many societies and in common everyday interaction we don’t seek to cheat each other.

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Castofthousands says:
February 22, 2014 at 12:51 am
Corrupt official says:
February 22, 2014 at 12:25 am

“Is the floating charge charge situation the same in Scotland as in England.”
The following comment from campbellsmoney talks about debentures but he mentions floating charges as well. The inference is that English Law may have a more liberal usage of these instruments than in Scotland.

Campbellsmoney says:
February 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

” Debenture” can mean many things.

In this case I would imagine that it means the floating charge. “Debenture” is used by English lawyers to denote a security document granted by a company containing securities over all of its assets. In England you can create all sorts of charges that you cannot do in Scotland. These charges (which will include a floating charge) are contained in one “debenture” in England. So when the English talk about a “debenture” in respect of a Scottish company they are invariably forgetting that Scottish companies can’t grant debentures in the way that English companies can.
When “experts” start to use phrases like ” In this case I would imagine” I start to worry. I imagine that’s not a popular view.

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ianagain says:
February 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm
February 21, 2014 at 11:12 pm

“Ex BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles masquerading as a 2nd-hand car dealer in £1m tax dodging scam” tweeted by Ian Fraser.
Guess who the Judge was?
A certain Judge Colin Bishopp who just happens to be presiding over the HMRC/RFC UTT tax appeal next week.
And so joins the film scam soon to be joined by you know who, and many many English clubs. This is going to be bonanza time for HMRC.
I could name many former Celtic and Rangers players and current managers of SPL teams who ripped the arse out of the tax man on film stuff. I could also name another big club in the East who challenged the related party loan relationship rules.

They were all at it. The Accountancy firms and so called tax advisors led the charge with the hard sell. clubs in stress looking for an advantage bought in. AS for Agents – well there is a possible in for the tax man. They will crumble before the institution.

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