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Highlander December 7, 2017 at 12:24
I don’t know what Kris Boyd drinks, but I wouldn’t mind a pint of whatever mind-bending substance it is.
Kris Boyd probably “know’s” because the registered agent(s?) acting for either/or both, McInnes and Neo-Ragers has briefed all of the EBT Loyal, SMSM sports writers and pundits with this information.
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Rangers: Derek McInnes staying with Aberdeen is ’embarrassment’ to Ibrox
7 December 2017 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42274847
Many observers assumed McInnes would be keen to take over at a club he played forRangers’ failed pursuit of Derek McInnes has left the club “embarrassed” and the Ibrox board looking “clueless”, says former midfielder Derek Ferguson.
The Aberdeen manager opted to stay at Pittodrie on Thursday after “weighing up” an approach from Rangers.
“I’m absolutely stunned. I thought it was a gimme once Rangers were pursuing him,” Ferguson told BBC Sportsound.
“It’s a bit embarrassing. For a club of Rangers’ stature to be six weeks without a manager is not good enough.”
Rangers sacked former manager Pedro Caixinha six weeks ago on 26 October, with caretaker boss Graeme Murty leading them to four wins and two defeats in the interim.
He is likely to remain in charge for Saturday’s home Premiership game against Ross County.
“Rangers have put their eggs in one basket,” Ferguson noted. “The directors don’t seem to have a Plan B. They just look clueless at the moment.
“Embarrassing? To me, and all those Rangers supporters. There has been no clarity.
“At the AGM the chairman Dave King said they were looking at certain people in employment. Well it has not worked out and it is not good enough. Is it going to take another six weeks?”
Ferguson, who played more than 100 games for Rangers, believes their failure to appoint a permanent successor has cost them further ground on Glasgow rivals Celtic. They are seven points behind in the Premiership, having played a game more.
“At times players look for excuses and they have got the biggest excuse of all, that they have not got a manager there to answer to,” he added.
“Graeme Murty has come in and done fantastically well, but I look at the other side of it. The two games Rangers lost, to Hamilton and Dundee – if a Derek McInnes was in as manager, I don’t think they would have lost those games.
“If they had won those games, they would be a bit closer to Celtic.”
Ferguson believes that McInnes, who spent five years at Ibrox as a player, was not convinced Rangers would give him the level of input into all aspects of the club he has at Aberdeen.
“I thought emotion would have played a huge part in it, looking at Derek being a Rangers supporter and having played for the club as well,” he added.
“There are some things that he has had a look at. The couple of days people are saying that he has spent time with his family, I think he has looked at all aspects.
“Would he have control of just the first team? Mark Allen, the director of football – would that relationship work?
“In my opinion Derek would have liked to have had a bit of input, certainly in the academy side.
“Looking at it from the outside, I think he has not got those assurances, and that is why there are huge question marks.”
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upthehoops December 8, 2017 at 18:46
I can only listen to that show on catch up as I can’t be doing with all their adverts…. and it allows me to rewind to confirm the stupidity of the comments I just laughed out loud over!
No doubt their producer told Keevins and BFDJ to “MOVE ON”. Disgraceful though that is.
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Lest we forget!
Moving On Time?
Brexit: New entry criteria agreed for EU players coming to England
All overseas players joining English clubs must qualify for entry through a points-based system when the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.
Points will be awarded for senior and youth international appearances, club appearances and the pedigree of the selling club.
The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League have come together to agree the plan.
Clubs will also not be able to sign overseas players until they are 18.
Signings of overseas players aged under 21 will be limited to three in the January transfer window and six per season after that.
Post-Brexit, English clubs will not be able to sign players freely from the European Union, and the new system sets out the rules for transfers once the transition period ends.
- What effect could Brexit have on football transfers?
- What happens next with Brexit as 31 December approaches?
The proposal from the FA, Premier League and EFL – which will see players given a governing body endorsement (GBE) – was submitted to the UK government in November and has now been approved by the Home Office.
In the women's game, the entry requirements will not take youth international appearances, nor the selling club's progression in European competitions, into account.
All transfers of male and female players will be sanctioned using a points-based system, which is already in place for non-EU players without the right to work in the UK.
Players who accrue the required amount of points will earn a GBE automatically, while players just outside the requirements may be considered for a GBE by an exceptions panel.
The system means Brexit should not "damage the success" of the Premier League or the "prospects of the England teams", according to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.
"Continuing to be able to recruit the best players will see the Premier League remain competitive and compelling," he said.
"The solution will complement our player development philosophy of the best foreign talent alongside the best homegrown players."
Dan Roan, BBC sports editor
This has been seen in some quarters as a victory for the FA, which always saw the restrictions that Brexit would impose on clubs making signings from the EU as an opportunity to boost the selection chances of homegrown talent – and therefore help future England teams.
Why? Well under the new entry rules, European players will have to acquire 15 points to gain a 'GBE' and be allowed to sign for a top-flight club. Originally the Premier League had wanted this threshold to be just nine points – meaning it would be easier clubs to sign promising young players. The FA, meanwhile, had pushed for it to be 18 points, making it harder, and therefore preventing the market being flooded with overseas talent at the expense of English players.
It appears that with 15 points being settled on, the Premier League has had to compromise more than the FA. Certainly the ban on the signing of under-18s and restrictions on under-21 transfers will have a major impact on some clubs. There will be concerns that this could weaken the quality of the league, and drive up prices for English players, putting more of an emphasis on academy recruitment.
But the Premier League believes that the criteria for gaining points have been sufficiently softened, a decent compromise has been reached, and that its clubs will largely be able to sign the talent they want to.
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The Big Lie …continued…
Annual Report 2020
About Rangers International Football Club plc (the “Company”, “RIFC”, “RIFC plc” and including its Subsidiaries, the “Group”), and Rangers Football Club (the “Club”)
Rangers Football Club, formed in Scotland in 1872, is one of the world’s most successful clubs, having won 54 League titles, 33 Scottish Cups, 27 League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. The Club’s loyal and sizeable supporter base, both in Scotland and around the world, enables the Club to boast one of the highest percentages of season ticket holders in the UK. Playing at the 50,817 seater Ibrox Stadium and benefitting from the world class 37 acre Rangers Training Centre, Rangers have been a leading force in Scottish football for decades. This world class stadium, training infrastructure and a loyal and passionate global fanbase provide an excellent foundation for the Company.
The Club finished second in the SPFL (Scottish Professional Football League) Premiership in season 2019/20. The history, facilities and ambition of the Club are such that the Club remains a desirable destination for foreign and domestic players alike. The first team squad is managed by Steven Gerrard.
The Directors, in preparing this Strategic Report, have complied with s414A to E of the Companies Act 2006.
This Strategic Report has been prepared for Rangers International Football Club plc and its subsidiary undertakings (the Group) as a whole and therefore gives greater emphasis to those matters which are significant to the Group when viewed as a whole.
Moving On Time?
The year in review was affected by the curtailment of the 2019/20 season, which meant that from March to June there was no football, or corresponding matchday revenue. As well as that lost revenue from the last five home league games, and three months of non-matchday income from the Stadium, the Club also committed to giving refunds to season ticket holders and hospitality clients. Some of those understandably opted to take a refund, while most left their money within the Club, which we are very grateful for. We are extremely grateful also to all the Club Partners who continued to support the Club throughout the remainder of the season.
The Group has submitted a claim on its Business Interruption insurance for losses caused by COVID-19, the curtailment of the 2019/20 season and the ongoing pandemic, which continues to impact a number of revenue streams and the use of the Stadium. The scale and timing of any claim is uncertain, however we have recognised amounts received from our insurers against our claim to date. The Board continues to work towards getting fans back in the Stadium and will work with the government and football authorities to push for that to happen as restrictions allow. Having fans at football games is at the heart of what we do and is vital to the future finances of the business.
During the lockdown, starting in March, the Club and particularly the football department continued to operate as best it could so that when football re-started, the team was in the best position to hit the ground running. This set of accounts shows a further £11m invested in the first team squad, as well as further spending since the year end of 30 June. This investment is supported by the continued backing of the Board and its investors, as well as the fantastic support of the fans.
Revenue for the year was £59.0m, a 11% increase on the previous year, in spite of the impact of COVID-19.
The men’s first team’s run to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League was responsible for £20.7m of that turnover, again showing that European progression, with its prize monies, broadcasting rights and matchday revenues, are vital to the current development of the team. Alongside that, the fans support was again superb, with season tickets selling out at 45,664, meaning season ticket income rose by £1.2m and hospitality revenues by £0.7m.
This support also then gives the Club the opportunity to capitalise on its commercial partnerships. Sponsorship revenues increased by 13% from the previous year as we added a host of new Club Partners.
Operating expenses excluding amortisation of players’ registrations increased by £10.3m, from £58.2m to £68.5m. That increase is driven mostly by a £6.7m increase in player payroll costs, as the Board continues to invest in the team as we strive for success on the pitch. There was also around £0.5m of additional costs relating to the Womens football department, after the Club committed to going professional for the coming SWFL season.
The operating loss for the year increased from £11.6m to £15.9m.
The gain from player sales was £0.7m in the year, compared to £3.1m in the previous year.
The Club carried out a further share issue during the year, converting £17.7m of shareholder loans to equity and further strengthening the Balance Sheet.
Douglas Park, Chairman
17 November 2020