The Rangers saga as it happened…


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The Rangers saga as it happened…
Night Terror says:
August 30, 2012 at 16:21
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midcalderan – huh?
Your miles off.

The Rangers saga as it happened…
Captain Haddock says:
August 29, 2012 at 23:57


It isn’t just about Little’s goals
Great read Captain. Do you see Catch 22 coming up?

The Rangers saga as it happened…
john clarke says:
August 29, 2012 at 15:16

So, whatever HMRC say in reply to the MP will be true and not the kind of misleading, ambiguous waffle that some junior officer picks out from a set of standard replies to send to ‘joe public’.

At least, that’s the way things used to be when I was involved!
John: I hope you are not disappointed. The days of “I remain your Humble Servant” are long gone. Having gone from one of the best run and efficient Government Departments, HMRC are now about the worst. Who knows what the quality of their response will be.

I hope we are all not disappointed.

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A Question of Trust (Updated)
Henry Clarson says:
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 17:52

beatipacificiscotia says:

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 17:21

The number of thumbs down I got for suggesting something that might help Rangers just shows how anti-Rangers this board is.
My impression of this board is that it is anti-corruption.
It so happens that a great deal of evidence has been gathered that one particular Scottish football club has played an enormous part in corrupting Scottish football. Nobody who is anti-corruption would want to see that club benefit from the havoc which it has caused, especially when that club still refuses to give the slightest indication that it recognises its culpability or feels any remorse.
They will have been given the opportunity to exculpate themselves. Do you think they will have grasped it? If they do, could we all move on? I think we could.

The Real Battle Begins?
TheBlackKnight TBK says:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:22

“CHARLES GREEN has expressed his anger and dismay at the timing of the verdict of the First Tier Tax Tribunal as it has massively affected the current status of Rangers.”
I thought Charles was trying to convey that if Mr Red and Mr Black had not messed HMRC around from 2004, this matter could have been resolved many, many years ago.

He also suggests – quite rightly – that RFC could have avoided administration and liquidation had they cooperated with HMRC and in getting the case to FTTT. Without these extraordinary delays he would not have been able to purchase the valuable assets of RFC at such a low price, gain control of TRFC and rightly or wrongly, go on to make what he anticipates to be a substantial profit.

I think he forgot to include in his statement, “Mr Black and Mr Red, I thank you both for bringing about this chain of events”.

The Real Battle Begins?
theglen2012 says:
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 00:05

Do I, or anyone with half a brain think that the EBT’s were set up for anything other than paying players higher wages than the club could possibly afford? No. Clearly not. But, the point is, 2 persons with much greater legal acumen then I have decided that, on the evidence provided, it cannot be proven that that is the case.

TG2012, thanks for the interesting post. Whilst I agree that the verdict for the time being is no doubt a tax related victory for RFC, please correct me if I’m wrong but from the dissenting judges’ comments at Page 67, Para 35, I thought Mr Black may have admitted in evidence that was precisely the reason why EBTs were used.

“As for Mr Black, he denied that the scheme was for tax avoidance in cross-examination, though he went on to describe the scheme as ‘a method of us acquiring, especially football wise, better players in a more cost effective manner than we would be able to do so’; that the club had been ‘very ambitious at that time’; and ‘it was seen as a correct and proper way for us to proceed’; that Rangers ‘have been very successful, because we’ve been able to attract players of a certain standard that, perhaps, we may not have been able to otherwise’ (Day 5/126).”

Keep posting.

Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
john clarke says:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 00:30
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Agrajag says:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 00:01
‘..Irony doesn’t really work if you have to explain it.’

Had me going for a while, as well!-
Are you related to Henry Kissinger JC? Really need to go now, my boss is on patrol.

Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
Agrajag says:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 00:10

midcalderan says:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 00:05

I give up. The blog policeman wins.


You said ” Differences of opinion is why we have …”

I replied “Nonsense”

It was intended as badinage, sorry if it offended you. Clearly we have a different sense of humour. No “blog Policeman” about it, just a bad joke.
You may wonder why I’m still online. The night watchman let me into his hut to use his computer. We’re obviously on a different level of intellect but but have looked up the the meaning of the words you’ve used, I can now laugh at your joke.

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