Their Master’s Voice

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Boardroom warfare, Green/Mather/McCoist slanging off each other via the media, …

Comment on Their Master’s Voice by redlichtie.

Boardroom warfare, Green/Mather/McCoist slanging off each other via the media, the Forfar result….

Has Armageddon finally come?

Scottish football needs a strong Arbroath – and well done Forfar (through gritted teeth)

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Their Master’s Voice
McCoist : “Once again, he was reminding our boys who had a serious cup tie in four hours that he thinks they were the worst Rangers team in history. What kind of team talk is that from somebody who is supposed to have the club’s best interests at heart?”

A good manager would use that as motivation for his players. A good manager.

Scottish football needs a strong Arbroath.


Their Master’s Voice
WRT the various uncoordinated Green/Mather/McCoist utterances to the media should TRFC think about hiring a Director of Communications?

Scottish football needs a strong Arbroath.


Their Master’s Voice
I much welcome Steerpike’s input to our deliberations. He clearly has some knowledge of the situation and apparently a rational business head upon his shoulders. This and the discussion of a limited numbers of options for TRFC was in my mind as I read a piece by Kevin McCarra in today’s The Times.

KM talked about the huge sums Celtic had accrued from their European adventures last season and the additional income resulting from the sale of Hooper and Wanyama.

KM highlighted the dilemma that Peter Lawwell faces in that he “has money to spend yet needs to do so without inflating the wage bill unduly.”

As Rangers share price is in free-fall I wondered if the solution was staring us all in the face?

* Celtic buys TRFC
* TRFC becomes Celtic ‘B’ and competes in League Two
* Ibrokes is passed across to Lidl/Aldi to raise the quality of that area
* We all live happily ever after

Is that a possible scenario or is it as much a fairy tale as another Spiers puff piece?

Scottish football needs a strong Arbroath.


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Moving On Time?
Competition watchdog to probe Rangers and retailers over replica kits

By Henry Saker-Clark, PA City Reporter

1 hour ago

The UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Rangers FC and sportswear retailers over the price of replica football kits.

On Wednesday, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed it has opened an initial inquiry into potential “anti-competitive behaviour”.

It said it is probing Rangers and Hummel, which manufactures the club’s kit, as well as retailers Greaves Sports and JD Sports.

The investigation process, which is expected to take six months, will look into suspected breaches of competition law, it said.

The regulator said: “At this stage the CMA believes that it has reasonable grounds to suspect one or more breaches of competition law.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/competition-watchdog-to-probe-rangers-and-retailers-over-replica-kits/ar-BB1bY99q?ocid=entnewsntp


Moving On Time?
Re the accounts – page 46 has an interesting entry on a "debt for £2.278M due from a single debtor" . Is this a claim against Big Mike? Someone else? £2.278M is a lot of tat if that is what it relates to….

Hope they are right about it being recoverable.

If it's not recoverable then does their loss for the year go up to £19.74M, almost double the previous year (£11.277M)?

A slightly concerning direction of travel especially in today's pandemic and economic environment.

On the brighter side are they not now the world leaders in the production of confetti? 🙂    

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Sweet Little Lies
Time for an SFM petition open to any other stakeholders to join?

"Scottish football supporters have no confidence in the SFA and SPFL."

Scottish Football needs to register dissatisfaction with the football authorities at this critical time.


Sweet Little Lies
Homunculus 19th May 2020 at 10:38

I believe the basic rule with any contract is that if there is an area of dubiety then it should be read to favour the party which did not draw up the agreement.

That could however just be something I got into my head, I have no way of substantiating it whatsoever. 

It might be called contra proferentem.

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I’m with you on this Homunculus.

The Competition and Markets Authority might have something to say about that clause too.   https://www.coronavirus-business-complaint.service.gov.uk/    (“Report a business behaving unfairly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”)

Rangers* will have insurance to cover it anyway. Won’t they?

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Sweet Little Lies
Cluster One 18th May 2020 at 23:18

omunculus 18th May 2020 at 19:04
upthehoops 18th May 2020 at 18:51
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Celtic and the ibrox club’s terms and conditions.
https://twitter.com/JBLuvsCeltic/status/1262453415898001408/photo/1
Celtic. If the club is umable to complete a match fixture to provide a result for the purpouse of the football authorities due to causes beyond the control of the club,and the match fixture is not re-scheduled, the holder will be compensated for any corresponding reduction in services.
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The ibrox club. The club cannot eccept any liability for any expense incurred even in the event that the match is cancelled.

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C1, I saw and commented on the Rangers* clause some time back. I’m not a lawyer but it didn’t seem to me to be a clear cut statement that there would be no refund if matches were cancelled. What it did say was that they accepted no responsibility for any “expense incurred even in the event that the match was cancelled’.

Does that imply that they DO have responsibility for a partial refund of the season ticket? If not, why not also make that crystal clear in the same clause?

Rangers* only appear to exclude a responsibility to cover an expense incurred. There was no definition of ‘expense’ or ‘expense incurred’ in the passage I saw. Does ‘expense incurred’ include the cost of the ticket? Is the “expense incurred” the costs resultant on the changed match timing or cancellation? Arguable I suspect – any legal precedent?

The Celtic* clause covering this seems fairly clear to me. “If the Club is unable to complete a match fixture to provide a result for the purposes of the football authorities due to causes beyond the control of the Club, and that match fixture is not re-scheduled, the Holder will be compensated for any corresponding reduction in services.” 

For reasons beyond Celtic’s control the matches cannot be completed and are not being re-scheduled = a refund.

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

Celtic* – joshing, folks… 🙂


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