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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Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
“Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill to get 2011 world gold in London after Chernova decision
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill will receive her record-equalling third world heptathlon gold medal in a ceremony at the World Championships in London – six years after the event in Daegu.
The 2011 result was confirmed on Tuesday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) dismissed Tatyana Chernova’s blood doping ban appeal.
Chernova beat the Briton to gold in Daegu but her results are now annulled.
The Russian also won bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
The 29-year-old has been told she must give up all three medals after twice testing positive when her anti-doping samples were later re-analysed. Her biological passport has also revealed years of blood doping.
World governing body the IAAF first stripped Chernova of her Daegu gold in November 2016 but the medal could not be reallocated until the appeal to Cas had been heard.
Several ceremonies to reallocate medals are expected to be held at the London World Championships, which runs from August 4-13.
Ennis-Hill, 31, announced her retirement from athletics in October but will now be able to celebrate her third world heptathlon title in front of a home crowd.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/40650500
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Other sports do the right thing – why not Scottish Football?
Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
I apologise if someone else has already stated this, having been out of the loop for some time, but am I correct in now understanding that what I had assumed were five stars on the TRFC’s logo are in fact five asterisks?

A continuing and highly visible reminder of their cheating?

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
“In a statement issued to the Press Association, Sir David said: “I am hugely disappointed that the Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Court of Session, reversing the decisions of the specialist tax First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal in this matter.
“The decision runs counter to the legal advice which was consistently provided to Rangers Football Club, that on the basis of the law and legal precedent at the time, the contributions made to the trust were not earnings and should not be taxed as such.
 “It should be emphasised that there have been no allegations made by HMRC or any of the courts that the club was involved in tax evasion, which is a criminal offence.
“The decision will be greeted with dismay by the ordinary creditors of the club, many of which are small businesses, who will now receive a much lower distribution in the liquidation of the club, which occurred during the ownership of Craig Whyte, than may otherwise have been the case.
“I have not had the opportunity to discuss the decision in detail with Tax Counsel, but will do so, particularly in light of proposed legislation, which will alter the tax position applying to loans made by trusts to employees. Once the impact has been assessed, a further statement will be issued.”
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Just to emphasise, apart from ‘it wisnae me’, SDM says that there was a “liquidation of the club”.
Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Look Back to Look Forward
I’ve seen this phrase used by RTC and The Clumpany……””Rangers died because they lied”.

I’ve often thought that we should find some short soundbite to use whenever discussion with third parties turned to the Oldco/Newco situation. Especially those hard of thinking types…

I know that it does not cover all that went on but if we could start getting this soundbite into such discussions, including with the media, maybe that would help get the truth over.

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.


Look Back to Look Forward
Slim et al….

I wonder which company/club issued these side letters? To my mind they may still have legal standing in terms of the indemnity contained therein.

If the issuing party is still in existence the player(s) may well have a claim on whatever assets or funds that are still lying aound.

Is that one of the reasons BDO sought leave to appeal? I puzzled over their apparent intention to spend dwindling money from the creditors pot.

Will the proposed tightening of legislation now force them to actually make such an appeal? Were they aware of upcoming changes to legislation?

Does that make an appeal now less likely?

This is potentially complicated stuff indeed.

Imagine the outcry if, after the upcoming court cases, BDO somehow finds itself the owner of Ibrox and MP with the assets then frozen as dozens of ex-players jointly try to force a sale so that they can cash in the RFC (IL) indemnity!

Scottish Football needs a strong Leicester (as an example of what can be done against the game’s big shots).


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