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REIVERAUGUST 16, 2016 at 19:08 __________________________________________ I can understand your frustration Reiver, …

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REIVERAUGUST 16, 2016 at 19:08
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I can understand your frustration Reiver, but I think you are ignoring what other posters have already pointed out. God is mammon.Personally I would prefer to see the member club who adopts  any rights under rules agreed by all the clubs to offer 20% rebate of all income received back to the sponsoring league to be dispensed equitably. This should happen but its like sharing of gate money and tv revenue, Celtic had an opportunity to really change the landscape of domestic football for the good of all and failed to do so through a combination of fear and PLC shareholder nonsense. I once thought I supported a club with a social conscience and charitable ethos but it has lost its way as the champions league lassie flashed an ankle.

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NEEPHEID
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gunnerbJuly 27, 2016 at 20:13
I seem to remember when Leeds United were in serious financial difficulty that Leeds City Council agreed to purchase from and lease back to the club, Elland Road stadium. I suppose it is perfectly possible that Glasgow city council might do the same with TRFC.
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I was working in Leeds at the time. I must admit that I was astonished that the Council got away with it, but you must remember that Leeds is a one club city, and there is a lot of loyalty to the club.
I don’t believe that GCC, whatever its political makeup at the time, would ever try to pull a stunt like that in Glasgow. Guaranteed electoral suicide for all involved.
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Logically it could never happen Neepheid and (as I’m sure you and other members realised ) my tongue was firmly in my cheek when I posted. I was just musing on whether such arrangement has been timorously considered in the corridors of power.


Staying On The Problem
I seem to remember when Leeds United were in serious financial difficulty that Leeds City Council agreed to purchase from and lease back to the club, Elland Road stadium. I suppose it is perfectly possible that Glasgow city council might do the same with TRFC. Then as landlords the council would have to make sure that Ibrox was in a fit state and would have to pony up for the repairs and maintenance to ensure that it was safe enough to rent it out.TRFC could then buy back the stadium at a pre agreed price and have any rental during that period of tenancy count towards the buyback. Whats not to like ? Roofs replaced , any pesky lurking asbestos issue taken care of and a complimentary warchest too. The fabric of Scottish culture is saved!


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SANNOFFYMESSSOITIZZDECEMBER 24, 2017 at 05:25
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42469305
Rangers chairman Dave King is to appeal against a Court of Session ruling ordering him to make a share offer totalling around £11m.
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Can anybody explain if this is feasible please? EG I always thought one had to ‘seek leave to appeal’ rather than it being an automatic right and further that the appeal must be on a substantive point of law regarding the original decision.


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SMUGAS
DECEMBER 20, 2017 at 00:48
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Thanks SMUGAS. I dont know if I would prefer to be creditor or increased shareholder with regard to this company.It looks from the latest at companies house as though the cards will have to be played shortly. All very interesting.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
I seem to recall a moratorium on anyone ever..ever using the stadium as security for a loan. If/when the `soft loan` is converted to equity then is that not kind of the same thing only more wide reaching in its effect ?


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Congratulations to Hearts and their fans who saved the club. They  deserved a result like this and achieved with youth given a chance. No excuses Celtic were never  allowed to play by a determined,  resolute and at times fluent opposition. 


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“I felt a tug on my arm”
Sinclair was fouled in the penalty box. He was pulled back..this is not fair contact in a contact sport it is a deliberate attempt to impede/obstruct prevent the player from scoring. It is true that players today exaggerate the effect of such contact but it doesn`t make that contact legal. It wasn`t shoulder to shoulder or fifty fifty it was a clumsy half retracted attempt to stop the players progress. I felt a touch of sympathy for the referee as he would be criticized either way by the pundits. “Oh..I’ve seen them given”..”He’s missed that one” etc. Once the penalty was given then the red card was inevitable as a goal scoring opportunity was denied by the illegal action of the defender who is getting off far too lightly here. He is no more a professional innocent than Sinclair and the outcome was a diminished spectacle for all viewers.


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