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Nawlite says: August 9, 2014 at 9:04 am … This was a …

Comment on The Way it Works by BigGav.

nawlite says:
August 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

… This was a high profile case concerning the concealment of remuneration details from the football authorities which, when initially discovered, was described by them as being “just short of match fixing”.

Wasn’t it the earlier case of bringing the game into disrepute by not paying taxes that was descibed as “just short of match fixing”, not the LNS case?

Anyway, good luck with your letter. It seems a bit overlong, but I’m not sure how to make it any shorter.

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torrejohnbhoy(@johnbhoy1958) says:
August 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Keith Jackson tweeted that there was a breaking story wrt Rangers tonight.
Turns out it’s a piece with an interview with Somers saying they’ll offer an olive branch to Dave King.
Make of it what you will.

Basically, it’s a non-story.
Somers makes no mention of an ‘olive branch’. What he says is this:
“We are always open to dialogue with new investors, including Dave King. On an occasion in the future when we might be talking to new investors, I would expect us to have a courtesy conversation with him.”
And that’s it. Basically, nothing has changed.

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Corrupt official says:
July 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm

With regards to Phil’s comments that the BS shares have rather messed up the sums a little, Am I right in suggesting that the offer to pay back Sandy and George in shares, should they not receive cash, mess up the sums a little bit further?
This would amount to almost £2m’s worth of the suggested £8m(minus costs) being touted as the share option total. Quite a wedge !

It’s only the interest component (the “premium”) which is (optionally) payable in shares.
The Easdale loan is interest-free, so it only applies to the ‘George’ loan. If I remember correctly, he agreed to a premium of £75,000.

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The Lost Voice of the Armageddon Virus
I see that Dave King’s carefully crafted statement from yesterday:
“All of our season ticket money will be invested in the football squad”

has been dutifully reported in the Herald and Evening Times by eminent journalist Christopher Jack as:
“Dave King has vowed to plough all season ticket cash into the transfer kitty in the coming weeks”
which is not what he said AT ALL.

I think King’s statement is more notable for what it DOESN’T say – noticeably missing is any promise that additional money will be provided by King and his fellow-directors to fund the expected full-scale squad rebuild.

Of course, any “journalist” worthy of the name could easily pick up a phone and ask Mr King to explain his statement, but for some reason this never happens…

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
April 27, 2017 at 17:25

The Bampot view was that it wasn’t whether the EBT scheme was legal or iIlegal but the fact that loan details and side letters were not included in contracts provided to the SFA that broke the rules
Meaning the Bampot view was
Titles should be stripped irrespective of whether EBTs were legal sa there are numerous examples of the SFA punishing clubs for not disclosing full details of player contracts

Indeed, LNS found RFC(IL) GUILTY and fined them £250,000, so the “no sporting advantage” argument cannot logically be based on the freedom of other clubs to do the same thing.

Good Try Mr. McKenzie
Cluster One
February 2, 2017 at 20:24

Impeccable logic, Cluster One.

– “Rangers Football Club don’t lose 4-1”
– “We have just lost 4-1”

It therefore follows:
– “We are not Rangers Football Club”

Peace – Not War
John Clark
November 4, 2016 at 19:36

And who knows, maybe the statement attributed to Warburton and commented on earlier today, is a sign that the PR penny may have dropped, and signals a drastic re-think??


John, I think you missed the point that the Warbmeister’s statement (“Joey Barton can inspire younger players to the next level”) was made back in May this year, shortly after his signing.

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jimbo 17th February 2016 at 5:08 pm #

In the absence of a Stat. person replying I have worked out that after 232 games in the Championship, 12 out of 17 penalties awarded were to the SFAs favoured club. That is 70% of all penalties go to TRFC.

According to the figures you posted earlier, it’s 12 out of 29 (12 to TRFC and 17 to all the rest put together). Still suspicious though!
Also it’s 116 games (you counted twice – two teams play in each match!).

OMG! Just seen I have a photo of Spiers as my avatar.
How do I choose a different one?

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