Whatever Happened to the Nimmo Smith Report?

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Comment on Whatever Happened to the Nimmo Smith Report? by TSFM.

I think that the Ian Black situation is worthy of comment, but the obsession with it is dragging us down the road of historic grievances, either real or imagined – and definitely not the remit of our discussion.

For different reasons, many people have complained about the OT discussion. From my point of view, if the blog is to have any relevance or any impact, it will not be because we want to do the Scotland manager’s job for him.

The Black situation is odd, and remarkably farcical too, however its importance is nothing compared to the corruption that the RTC blog has exposed due to RTC’s inside knoweledge and the subsequent forensic analysis of the events (by people who still contribute here) surrounding the RFC scandal.

If the level of forensics we are capable of is Ian Back’s sutability to be a Scotland player, and if we devote the main part our time giving it an importance it doesn’t merit, we will quite correctly be laughed off the web.

Please let’s consider the topic at an end. Perhaps someone might want to discuss the main thrust of Paul’s blog – that the Nimmo-Smith report is missing?

I’d be happy to have a third of the readership this blog has if we could get back to the pre-Mark Daly documentary days on RTC when discussion was totally focused, often entertaining, always relevant, and free of the sort of yahoo pejorative bling that should be confined to fan sites for the under tens.

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Just because you’re paranoid…… says:

August 15, 2012 at 19:26(Edit)

the great irony is that if rangers fans had done some fretting about their club it might just still be in existence – unfortunately (for them) their WATP instincts made them believe it just couldn’t happen to them
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I used to subscribe to that theory, but I think by the time RTC had started out, and even a year before that, it would have been too late to reverse the course of history for Rangers.

The reason the veil of secrecy was drawn is that Murray knew after Hector’s first assessment, that RFC would be liquidated unless he could find someone who was willing to throw £80m on a bonfire. He needed to put some distance between the death of the club and his stewardship of it.

To date he has been relatively successful, partly due to the MSM soft pedaling over his part in RFC’s downfall, and the confidence trick played by Charles Green’s Sevco and the football authorities which has attempted to convince fans that RFC never in fact ceased to be.


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blu says:

August 15, 2012 at 15:02(Edit)

Polar opposite opinions yet a dialogue conducted in reasonable fashion. Are some on here still automatically TD The Rangers/Rangers fans? Better to follow Smell the Glove’s (and BlueSkies) approach in my book.
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blu,

TDs are not only expressions of distaste or disrespect, but also of simple disagreement.

I’d be happy to see TUs or TDs as a substitute for the venal nonsense that sometimes takes us over.

The debate between these two is valid and instructive. Perhaps as Blue Skies makes his points, the TDs will diminish?

I think that Blue Skies (who is not the old Blueskies) has a valuable contribution to make based on what he has posted today. It is useful (as was the case with Adam before he took to trolling full time) to hear the viewpoint of a Rangers fan who is keen to put a counter argument to the consensus here – and without vitriol. I have no doubt that he will be, as we all are, robustly challenged. And treated with repsect.


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bogsdollox says:

March 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Alan Price says:
March 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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Rangers were not the lender. The Sub-Trusts, into which Rangers made a contribution via an EBT, are the “lender”. Rangers gave the money away and there can be no suggestion of repayment to them.
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Yes, but had the loans been repaid by the lendees, Rangers would have been able to apply for one themselves had they set up a sub-trust in their favour. Therefore the money would have been available to the club in times of hardship.

Or perhaps I am missing something here?


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Auldheid
Res 12 is as you say important, but I am convinced that Celtic have no desire whatsoever to pursue its aims.
We could have a discussion about the possible reasons, but ultimately if DD is disinclined to seek a proper answer to these questions, then the SFA will dodge the bullet.
Thus my question to Campbellsmoney: do individual (or groups of) shareholders have locus to seek legal redress here?
Going at it in that fashion may even force Celtic and other clubs for that matter to come on board.


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Campbellsmoney

Is there anyone outside of the clubs who may have locus to challenge LNS? Is there any basis for a challenge?

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I don’t know is the answer, but I doubt it. You see its not a question of law really. Its not a proper court – its a made up thing by a private body.
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I meant a challenge in law. For example, is there a framework whereby a shareholder(s) of a club(s) could challenge the outcome?

It does seem rather odd that, if a most people here believe, RFC achieved honours dishonestly and in doing so denied other clubs prize-money and opportunity that those clubs are reluctant to seek redress.

My guess I that the must have something to lose by bringing that up – but what?

Is there a mechanism through which the SFA/SPL could be sued by individual shareholders for loss of earnings caused by a lack of proper regulation by the governing bodies.


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Campbellsmoney

Is there anyone outside of the clubs who may have locus to challenge LNS? Is there any basis for a challenge?


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Kicker Conspiracy

Double click or tap on the TU and it will change your vote 🙂


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