Reflections on Goalposts

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TSFM says: January 29, 2014 at 12:46 am Resin_lab_dog says: January 29, 2014 …

Comment on Reflections on Goalposts by redlichtie.

TSFM says:
January 29, 2014 at 12:46 am
Resin_lab_dog says:
January 29, 2014 at 12:07 am
Have you tried turning it off and on again? 😈

(…sorry… couldn’t resist!)
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Note to self, “create ‘ignoring you’ smiley. 👿
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Has he actually plugged it in?

Scottish Football (Monitor) may need tae pit a shillin’ in the meter….

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Reflections on Goalposts
ecobhoy says:
January 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm
Allyjambo says:
I laughed out loud at that, which can be embarrassing when sitting on one’s own 😀 Which becomes even more embarrassing to be embarrassed when no one else is around 😳
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Been there ❗ Done it ❗
Maybe we should design the T-shirt to raise cash for TSFM. I’m sure we have all been in that boat
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Reflections on Goalposts
On the theme of McCoist having now reached his sell by date I was wondering how his departure could be portrayed by the various parties to their own benefit and what the process might be. What might then happen in the aftermath?

With a current scenario where McCoist has done and said enough in any normal company to have earned dismissal I was wondering if one last straw could break the camel’s back? Could complaints about what Michael Stewart alleged McCoist said on the radio be that final straw? Has McCoist brought Rangers and Scottish Football into disrepute? Another dog whistle?

Let’s just say for the sake of argument that is in fact the case or some other pretext arises. A difficult meeting is held with McCoist and cards are put on the table. Resign or be sacked – resistance will lead to something quite messy and reputations will be destroyed. (Charlotte perhaps showed just the tip of a potentially embarrassing iceberg.)

An announcement is then made that McCoist is leaving the club, having left it set fair for promotion but still sorely in need of financial savings to which he is graciously contributing.

McCoist, the hero, selflessly stepping aside (not walking away). Not sacked, head held high, but with bags packed with the cashed in 1p share proceeds. A quid (or 20p) pro quo. Mediadom alongside Souness beckons.

“I’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to save the clumpany I hold dearest. Buy season tickets now to help them get over this hump (RL : told you earlier a camel was involved…).

The Board thus get shot of their one-man unofficial handicapping system and recruit a stop-gap replacement from within the wealth of playing talent assembled by McCoist (I know, stretching things a bit here). The stop-gap agrees to do the manager’s job for experience i.e. no extra pay.

End result all parties reasonably happy at what could have been a pretty bloody denouement.

McCoist then joins SDM, DK, PM, WS, etc in a consortium to save TRFC from administration and buy the clumpany for £1, taking a lease on Ibrokes from RIFC who have transferred the property assets from TRFS in settlement of the huge debt they have run up. All very legal and neat.

Scottish Football needs a much stronger assertion of rules and regulations with fans alive and resistant to another cry of the Armageddon wolf. Oh, and the re-emergence of CW to throw a spanner in the works.


Reflections on Goalposts
FIFA says:
January 26, 2014 at 11:36 am
must now be embarrassed after his comments last week….
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And McCoist too. Arbroath players this weekend gave their opponents the fullest respect appropriate by staying in Carnoustie the night before the game. And in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Stirling, Ayr, etc – everywhere their players live in fact.

Scottish Football looks forward to the next month or so.


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Other sports do the right thing – why not Scottish Football?
Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


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I apologise if someone else has already stated this, having been out of the loop for some time, but am I correct in now understanding that what I had assumed were five stars on the TRFC’s logo are in fact five asterisks?

A continuing and highly visible reminder of their cheating?

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
“In a statement issued to the Press Association, Sir David said: “I am hugely disappointed that the Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Court of Session, reversing the decisions of the specialist tax First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal in this matter.
“The decision runs counter to the legal advice which was consistently provided to Rangers Football Club, that on the basis of the law and legal precedent at the time, the contributions made to the trust were not earnings and should not be taxed as such.
 “It should be emphasised that there have been no allegations made by HMRC or any of the courts that the club was involved in tax evasion, which is a criminal offence.
“The decision will be greeted with dismay by the ordinary creditors of the club, many of which are small businesses, who will now receive a much lower distribution in the liquidation of the club, which occurred during the ownership of Craig Whyte, than may otherwise have been the case.
“I have not had the opportunity to discuss the decision in detail with Tax Counsel, but will do so, particularly in light of proposed legislation, which will alter the tax position applying to loans made by trusts to employees. Once the impact has been assessed, a further statement will be issued.”
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Just to emphasise, apart from ‘it wisnae me’, SDM says that there was a “liquidation of the club”.
Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Look Back to Look Forward
I’ve seen this phrase used by RTC and The Clumpany……””Rangers died because they lied”.

I’ve often thought that we should find some short soundbite to use whenever discussion with third parties turned to the Oldco/Newco situation. Especially those hard of thinking types…

I know that it does not cover all that went on but if we could start getting this soundbite into such discussions, including with the media, maybe that would help get the truth over.

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Look Back to Look Forward
Slim et al….

I wonder which company/club issued these side letters? To my mind they may still have legal standing in terms of the indemnity contained therein.

If the issuing party is still in existence the player(s) may well have a claim on whatever assets or funds that are still lying aound.

Is that one of the reasons BDO sought leave to appeal? I puzzled over their apparent intention to spend dwindling money from the creditors pot.

Will the proposed tightening of legislation now force them to actually make such an appeal? Were they aware of upcoming changes to legislation?

Does that make an appeal now less likely?

This is potentially complicated stuff indeed.

Imagine the outcry if, after the upcoming court cases, BDO somehow finds itself the owner of Ibrox and MP with the assets then frozen as dozens of ex-players jointly try to force a sale so that they can cash in the RFC (IL) indemnity!

Scottish Football needs a strong Leicester (as an example of what can be done against the game’s big shots).


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