Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!


John clarke says: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 21:31 That’s my read …

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john clarke says:
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 21:31

That’s my read on AT’s tweet – the meeting was planned, but did not take place. He has another tweet about deep divisions within the Board.

alex thomson ‏@alextomo 3h
@hunskelper007 the Board is riven by deep and bitter divisions.

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wottpi says:
Monday, May 13, 2013 at 16:14

The teasing continues

Phil MacGiollaBhain ‏@Pmacgiollabhain
Excellent Ibrox source today described situation there to me as “beyond chaos”.

Total guesswork on my part – I am assuming that if Alex Tomo is breaking a new Rangers story soon and he was filming in Glasgow last week, then he will have allready asked Rangers for a comment. Therefore those at Ibrox will know what Alex Tomo has got and what is going to break.

PAgain, guess work on my part – perhaps the panic is that those at the Club do not know how to defend against what may be about to come their way via Alex Tomo and C4.

Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
scottyjimbo says:
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 08:29

Charlotte Fakeovers (@CharlotteFakes) says:
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 20:23

“Please confirm therefore, by return, that you have forwarded a copy of this Letter before Action to Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and Cenkos Securities Plc.”

If this document is true, then it throws up several questions to me.

1. Who is the sender? *
2. Who is the recipient? *
3. Why did the sender NOT send the Letter before Action direct to Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and Cenkos Securities Plc.?
4. What did the sender gain by this?

* Individual or Lawyer


Assumuing that TGEF was the source of the warning letter on the point – what would the sender gain?

I would imagine that TEGF would be quite confident that the IPO was going to go through come hell or high water and to that extent Charles Green et al would be unlikely to do anything with the communication questioning the ownership of the assets.

Speculation on my part – the Motive of TEFG was to lure CG et al into a deliberate trap. By not acting on the letter, more likely than not CG et al would then be in serious trouble where it can be shown that those leading the IPO knew that the ownership of the assets of Ibrox and Murray Park etc. were in contention, yet they still pushed ahead with the flotation.

Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
Found this on CQN

O.G.Rafferty 14:26 on 7 May, 2013 leftclicktic, 14:20

Still being put together. Hopefully worth the wait

Hope whatever the story is – that it is published soon.

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