Reflections on Goalposts

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Ecobhoy says: January 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm Well if the SMASM …

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ecobhoy says:
January 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Well if the SMASM have got it right it will be the first time since Murray commanded the ship and sailed it down the pan into the Turdey Ocean 😮
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Eco – the first time I remember a similar estimate being socialized with the bears was from McMurdo back in July 2013 (300K to 500K pcm) before the accounts revealed a highly dressed up £14.4m loss over 13 months. – and as I remember he kept to his “it’s not as bad as the facts suggest” line long afterwards. Maybe Admin will not be as bad as the facts suggest and liquidation will not be as bad as the facts suggest.

http://billmcmurdo.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/bumper-pay-for-new-rangers-chief/

EDIT: Of course reducing the monthly loss to £500K or less pushes out the crunch date until after STs – and reduces the need for immediate cost-cutting action. I always find that a high speed impact hurts less if you close your eye 🙂

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Jack Jarvis says:
January 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

My apologies to you m.c.f.c. and to TSFM if my replies in any way veered towards “paying the man”. I was having difficulty remaining restrained and polite in the face of what I perceived to be unwarranted criticism and sarcasm. I do not possess Ecobhoy’s capacity for tolerance and understanding. Those still need a bit of work, as does my writing style.
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Jack – my apologies if I have misinterpreted your position and poured on unwarranted criticism and/or sarcasm . It seemed to me that you were heading towards “sustainable business, too big to fail, nothing to see here, move along”. The accounts in October set the course for the finances and there have been no visible structural change – so although bits and bobs have changed, the destination is pretty much determined – give or take a month or two – or a sugar daddy – or a fairy godmother.

I’m sure the SFA will do anything and everything they can to help, but my guess is that three good cup runs are already factored into the balance sheet – and we know how that worked out for Ally last time when his contribution was make or break.

To my mind, the holy grail of getting to ST time just gives the spivs a bit of breathing space and a bit more cash to plunder. Specifically, it does not get them anywhere near the end of next season without a dramatic reduction in burn rate.


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Not The Huddle Malcontent says:
January 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

I’ve seen a post suggesting it cost £1.65M, holds 500 cars and charges £7 a time
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Don’t forget the 100+ places reserved for the squad, staff and hangers-on. didn’t Craig demand £1m/yr, a place in the directors’ box and a secure (very secure) parking space ?


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scottc says:
January 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The ‘tradition’ is that the directors of the opposing team at the first game of the New Year join in the ceremony. This year, that was East Fife
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cheers – you learn something every day – I didn’t hear them mentioned – but I did miss the different tie .


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