Comment on The Way it Works by Torquemada.
So the name of George Soros pops up in the Sevco saga to add to the gaiety of several nations. Some of you have alluded to George’s Black Monday stroke when he made over £1bn by shorting the ailing British pound. What many of you may not know is that a little-known Irish businessman named Dermot Desmond, who may since have come to your notice, was part of George’s little consortium. It was some stroke — Dermot went from being well off to having wealth off the radar, to coin a phrase I’ve heard somewhere.
Dermot brought a couple of his financial client pals to the party — racehorse owner John Magnier and fabled gambler JP McManus. Their triple-digit-million return that day was the basis for their now-massive fortunes. None of the miserable hoors thought to give me a call. I’m sure I could have got in there with a couple of bob from the credit union :sob:.
So if George wants an inside opinion of any potential returns from an investment in Sevco, he only has to pick up the phone to his old pal Dermot. We can’t be sure of what answer he’d get but we may have an inkling from a poster on KDS who bumped into the Cork man at the airport recently and asked him what he thought of The Rangers’ chances of survival.
“Day’re fooked,” was the reported reply. lol!
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If this situation had been exactly reversed, and a dominant Celtic team had demolished Legia 6-1 on aggregate only to go out because of bureaucratic incompetence, I can assure you that no Celtic fan I know would be whimpering and handwringing about the injustice of it all.
Rather, we would be enraged at our own officials and demanding heads, not bleating about perceived unfairness and calling for rules to be bent. There has been enough of that in Scottish football.
It’s called being accountable.
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It’s taken a while but now I get it. While you cannot reform something that has been liquidated, you can reform it after a liquidation crisis!
I shouldn’t laugh. The Record has taken another little tip-toe towards the truth by even mentioning the word that could never be mentioned. The utterly execrable Richard Wilson is still referring to it as a “financial crisis”.
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John Clark says:
July 26, 2014 at 2:23 am
You are in no minority of one, John. Thoroughly excellent post.
Sadly, the quest for integrity has been painted as a witch-hunt by the professional dissemblers of the SMSM and the fans of whom you speak have become ever more entrenched in their victimhood just as we become ever more insistent that justice be done.
Both sides are now careering around in a feedback loop that will only be undone by a ruling from Uefa that Rangers 2012 is indeed a new club and the Scottish football authorities strip the old Rangers of the trophies that were won during the unsporting AND illegal DOS days. If that is not done, I fear the walkaway from the sport that will occur when Sevco regain their rightful place, triumphant and unrepentant, may be terminal for the Scottish game.
The portrayal of poor duped Sir David has already made me swither.
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buddy_holly on July 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm
Your post reminded me why my favourite nomenclature for The Rangerd 2012 is Lance Armstrong FC on those ever more rate occasions here in Ireland when I’m asked if I miss them in the top flight.
It seems to cut through the fog of misunderstanding, misinformation, and downright lies about their “misfortune” and being “kicked when down” propogated by the MSM, and it sheds light in an instant in a country that is cycling mad but is hurting from the extent of Armstrong’s perfidy and Irish cycling’s compliance in letting it go on for so long.
We were all transfixed last week by a programme shown on RTË called Stop At Nothing, the story of the lengths Armstrong went to — lies, threats and blackmail — and the blind eyes to it initially turned by officialdom, to stop the truth emerging. The parallels with Sevco and the SFA are striking.
Of course, Armstrong eventually came clean and apologised live on Oprah. I’m sure he would be appalled to be associated with the shameless entity that plays out of Ibrox.
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I don’t post here often enough to demand special treatment, if there is indeed such a thing on SFM, but I really would appreciate an explanation as to why a post I made on June 27 at 10.44pm was pulled. Anyone?
occam on May 30, 2015 at 11:39 am
Check out reference to TRFC half way through.
Wow! The Washington Post makes a casual reference to part of the great Scottish football scandal that the SMSM feigns to ignore. Let’s see if any of the craven, monosyllabic scribblers who steal a living from a once-proud profession have the gumption or moral fortitude to ask the axis of corruption — Ogilvie, Regan and Doncaster — for a comment!
It would appear that a lump of the brown stuff has finally been squeezed out from under the tartan carpet. Not before time.