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ALLYJAMBOOCTOBER 30, 2017 at 12:50 The T’Rangers support on Saturday just shows …

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ALLYJAMBOOCTOBER 30, 2017 at 12:50

The T’Rangers support on Saturday just shows what many have said. Regardless of what side of the debate you stand on there are plenty folks who are not interested in EBT’s Oldco/newco, Euro licences etc and just want to go along and support their team.

For all the talk on the blue tinged interweb of boycotting other clubs who are seen as enemies of the people the Bears took all their 14k allocation for Murrayfield and probably would have taken more if offered.

Now they might not take the same number to Ross County but a short trip east for a day out to see  the Capitals Big Team 🙂 and visiting Murrayfield is clearly one that is attractive. 

Not sure what cost of hire is but if money was the issue then both Hibs and Hearts could well find it  worthwhile taking both T’Rangers and Celtic to Murrayfield each season if cash can be made.

However at the end of the day for me it is all about both the Capital teams and everyone else being the best they can be within the confines of their own stadiums and financial resources.

Decent team on the park and minimal location to away teams is the way for me.

As for Murrayfield I’d take that for big internationals and cup games any day before Hampdump.

As Gemma Fay said on Off the Ball the SFA are most likely using the SRU angle as bait to improve anything Hampden Ltd have to do to host the Euro 2020 games.

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ALLYJAMBOOCTOBER 28, 2017 at 16:03 

At the moment, no one seems sure of the new Tynecastle capacity, so let’s say it’s 20,000. A ‘strong’ TRFC will fill the away end, so Hearts would gain 2 X 20,000 crowds from this, but probably not win the three points, having a detrimental effect on their season, and each next home crowd (wins having a better effect on sales then defeats). A ‘weak’ TRFC, on the other hand, with the required segregation of the now shared ‘away’ end, would see a crowd of 19,700, a very likely three points for Hearts, with the obvious positive knock-on effect.

Give me a pint of what you are on Ally. 🙂

Agree and get where you are coming from but that was the weakest/poorest team out of Ibrox for some time at Murrayfield and Hearts were generally mince, over the piece.

A weak or strong T’Rangers will have very little effect on the current Hearts side or indeed over the short to medium terms. It is the performance of our own team and management across a whole season that will end up effecting our points haul and home ticket sales.

Hopefully with a few returning from injury, a clear out, some January additions and a run of decent home game performances in the revamped Tynecastle things will improve. But that is down to Hearts and Hearts alone.

As I keep saying, unless there is a real sugar daddy around the corner (and I don’t believe there is) despite having a decent income the level of regular outgoings mean T’Rangers are just a bang average side that can be beaten on any day in the same way Aberdeen are vulnerable from time to time.

Time to Ditch the Geek Show
Off the Ball tonight.
Let’s have more of ex Scotland ladies goalie.
Has T’Rangers and the SFA sussed and not afraid to say it.
As an aside from today. Always like Kenny Miller as a player and today at Murrayfield he proved me right in my thinking. Gutted but hats off to the man.

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EASYJAMBOOCTOBER 27, 2017 at 18:01

Like you I have always been cautious about the ‘Admin just around the corner’ stories.

However clearly monies have been loaned and spent and the ‘internal debt is racking up.

I would tend to suggest that the directors money pit is not bottomless and the more cock-ups like Pedro the more probability that folks will be having second thoughts about splashing their cash on their favourite team in blue.

What are your thoughts on what the next set of accounts may show?

Obviously revenues will be up and it may be that it could be evens-stevens with the spend for the last financial year.

However as I keep saying it costs £10-15m a year to keep the basic show on the road. Previous accounts said the first team bill had risen to £10m  so add that to that day to day operations figures.
Lord knows what the wage bill may be now, if it is the case Pedro’s signings are on good money.

Therefore T’Rangers need £20-25m of income just to stand still.

My prediction is a break even, good news story for the last financial year (propped up by the directors soft loans of course) but a storing up of major trouble for this ongoing year.

I can’t see any of the key players in the Blueroom willing to admit to failure (No surrender and all that nonsense) So like the Oldco, Admin will most likely come when either Hector or an outside creditor takes action for non-payment when the money finally runs out.

Never heard anymore about potential costs arising from Warburton et als compensation or the Wifi case!!

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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
Even if Mark Allen does a good job T”Rangers wouldn’t see any cash for any upcoming talent (internal or bought in)  for a god number of years.
To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
At present the only prospect they have is McRorie who I think has stepped up and performed well when asked.He certainly has confidence and could develop into a decent centre back playing with the likes of Souttar for Scotland.

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I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
Celtics ‘free money’ from the VVD  transfer is more than T’Rangers stated  loan requirements to keep the lights on for the next year or two.
Thats the size of the gap between Celtic and the rest of us.

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DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:56

Lets just call it 14 February for old times sake and serendipity. 21

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Statement O’clock but on another matter.

ClydeSSB tweeting Murty appointed until end of the season.

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EASYJAMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:33

Thought that may be the case but was wondering if someone would be trying to get ahead of the game.

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