The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan


Campsiejoe says: August 23, 2012 at 17:41 We also learned in Daly’s …

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campsiejoe says:
August 23, 2012 at 17:41

We also learned in Daly’s first programme, from Alistair Johnston, that there had been a motion before the board, that was defeated by one vote, to put RFC into administration
I can’t remember the time frame for this, but in my opinion it lends credence to the story that the MBB was handpicked for the job

Late 2009 on the arrival of Donald Muir. It was at the same time the bank withdrew their overdraft.
At this point Rangers were technically insolvent and the process should have started then. There are quotes from AJ on this if you need to find the exact timeline.

Instead, we got this charade.

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The Invisible Line says:
August 23, 2012 at 03:32

For those of higher legal sound minds – so an Employee Benefit Trust can be legally given to people who are not employees? For instance the two players Vignal and Nieto as well as Souness, Cardigan (and perhaps even Swally himself hopefully).

Who determines who is eligible for an EBT? What are the rules? Could I have applied for a “loan”?

I’m not of higher legal sound mind but this from the RFC 2005 Annual Report might help:

“The Rangers Employee Benefit Trust and Murray Group Management Ltd Renumeration Trust were established to provide incentives to certain employees AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS.”

The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan
The Invisible Line says:
August 23, 2012 at 03:01

It’s part of a leader written by James McNair – who appears to be a major contributer, so you might lose that bet.

If I remember correctly part of RTCblog’s original brief was to highlight the MSM’s complicity in the scam – by ignoring and denying it.

Plus ça change (plus c’est la même chose).

The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan
Someone at RM beginning to ask questions……….

…….Am I about to start a Charles Green fan club? No, I still have many, many questions. For example, I want to know what the relationship is (if any) between Zeus Capital and Octopus Investment. I also want to know if there is a relationship between Green and Keith Carby the executive of Metro Bank, the institution being used by Rangers at the moment. Because there is a substantiated relationship between Carby and Guy Myles the MD of Octopus Investments, the parent company of Ticket Us. Both Carby and Myles are directors of Omnis Investments Limited. It might be something. It might be nothing. I just want Mr. Green to clear it up. In fairness, I think that if the proposed IPO goes through then there will be a lot more clarity on who owns what and what the commercial plans are for the club.

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Not all journalists are in the NUJ, and not all NUJ members automatically get accreditation. The qualifying conditions are on the NUJ website – and given the nature of most of your work, BP, I think you might  have a reasonable case.
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