SFM – The Next Steps

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mcfc says:
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May 29, 2015 at 11:44 am
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mcfc,there was an ‘exclusion’ section between the Motherwell fans and Rangers fans. I’ve no idea whether that would account for the 1,747 you refer to.

Setting aside the WATP outlook of a significant number of those fans for the moment (as SFA/SPFL/SMSM seem happy to do), it’s a huge crowd for a club that’s been through the tortuous events of the last three years. The fact that people will turn out despite the pillaging of the club also partly explains why the managerialists at the SPFL are desperate for them to reach the top league and often appear to be willing to forego the fundamental precepts of fair competition to achieve that aim. Those numbers count for TV deals and sponsorship, that’s what counts. What price sporting integrity?

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Smugas says:
June 17, 2015 at 10:18 am
Re the Herald article and King’s £20m claim and potential £1.4m dividend.
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smugas, I expect that BDO will continue in their professional fashion to get the best outcome for the stiffed creditors. The latest report has this to say, which may be instructive,

“7. Dividend Prospects
The Joint Liquidators have virtually completed their adjudication process on creditors’ claims. This process has involved the review of thousands of claims, some of which are complex requiring further investigation and, in respect of certain claims, legal advice.

I’ve no idea whether Martin Williams of The Herald has asked anyone at BDO what those complex (contested?) claims might be. You’d think there might be a potential story there though, for a good news reporter? Martin Williams could have been the guy to chase it.
On this part:

The Joint Liquidators intend to make a distribution totalling in the region of £10 million to unsecured creditors by the end of July 2015. Sums equating to the dividend payment in respect of contingent claims, for example HMRC’s claim in respect of the Big Tax case, will require to be retained until the relevant claim can be made or is withdrawn.

Williams takes the glass half full view of King’s prospects by assuming that he’s guaranteed 7% of the proposed £10m interim dividend. Not so long ago Williams was awarding King £3m.


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easyJambo says:
June 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug · 24m24 minutes ago
Former Motherwell director Stewart Robertson is the new MD at #Rangers. He’ll take over day to day running of the club.

Too many chiefs and not enough indians at the moment?

Surprised at your response ej – I’ll resist the temptation to venture into OCNC territory or the potential impact of the Article 12 case, but this is surely as straightforward as it’s been since they started in 2012. It’s been a good few days of apparently normal business. The appointment of the team manager and the CEO should have been sorted out long ago – following the Budge model. Then sort out the squad.

That doesn’t clear up the murkiness about company structure and inter-related debt nor who and how it’s all going to be paid for, of course. And then there’s the onerous contracts, loans and trademarks to deal with.


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TheClumpany says:
Member: (63 comments)
June 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Matt Lindsay of the Herald: take a bow.

“But his [Warburton’s] highly impressive curriculum vitae certainly suggests he will handle the role with aplomb.

The arrival of one of English football’s hottest managerial properties in Scotland will add an element of intrigue to the forthcoming season”

Oh dear…

If a similar appointment had been made at TUPE time, most people would have agreed that it would have given Rangers a chance to build something worthwhile. However they’ve ended up with two pretty inexperienced guys who worked in a well-resourced environment and have no previous exposure to the intense scrutiny and criticism that goes with the job (there’s only so much that cheerleaders like Lindsay Herron can do). All this while the financial challenges remain formidable. It would seem reasonable to assume that despite the great progress made by Brentford in recent years, English Championship and Premier League clubs weren’t prepared to take a gamble on Warburton. The two aren’t the standard football template and may just work out, but it’s a risk.


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