Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?


Ordinaryfan says: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:42 Nimmo-Smith will not …

Comment on Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show? by angus1983.

ordinaryfan says:
Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:42

Nimmo-Smith will not give RFC a public flogging, it will not happen. Just as BDO will not be going to go in trailing a blaze of justice.


Whilst hoping otherwise – that we’d seen the beginnings of a new era of “enlightenment” in Scotland (and Dog knows the chance was there) – I suspect with sadness that you’re entirely correct.

As you were, everyone. Forget that the last year happened. The “plebs sordata” remain in their place.

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Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
Some Saturday night light entertainment. Chick Young’s BBC blog from March 7 this year, in which he confirms his opinion that liquidation means the end of RFC as a Club, and that the SPL will simply have to welcome the new Club back.

Ah, Chico. You’re some boy.


There is no chance now that Rangers will beat the 31 March deadline of having their accounts signed off, thereby automatically debarring them from European competition. And an annual meeting? It’s a photo finish with world peace as to what might happen first.

Rangers and Celtic are seen as integral to the Scottish Premier League’s TV deal
And here’s a fact, not speculation. It’s SPL survival or bust for everyone at Ibrox now.

The SPL has confirmed that the only way to the Scottish Football League is relegation. This isn’t a game of snakes and ladders where you throw the wrong dice and end up at the shallow end of the Third Division.

If Rangers ultimately explode – as opposed to the current slow burn – and liquidate then it will be down to the SPL board to decide whether they would accept a new company – say Rangers 2012 or Govan United – back into the fold. If they don’t then there is nowhere to run.

This isn’t an exercise in sporting integrity, you see. The Marques of Queensberry wasn’t invited to sit on the board. The rules say there is no path to accommodate Rangers, or any other SPL club, which has behaved with such cavalier financial abandon for that matter, within the current marriage with the SFL.

Curious but true.

With every astonishing revelation, Rangers stand accused of unravelling our game – currently – and their history. What an unholy mess.

It is the procrastination that baffles most observers. The administrator set up base camp some time ago now and yet still the indecision and bickering continues with just young Gregg Wylde having been seem to have done the decent thing and fallen on the sword. Good luck to him.

Dave King reckons – and as a man who fired £20m into the club, he is entitled to his opinion – that Rangers will liquidate. He could be wrong, but I suspect he is right.

Liquidation is the ultimate sanction. Sunset over Ibrox and run the “That’s all, folks” caption.

From the ashes and all that, of course. An old home but a new club and the everlasting memory that, just like dear old Third Lanark, a once proud institution died of shame. Glasgow Rangers by any other name. Except it’s not quite, is it?

For all that, the SPL won’t – can’t – turn its collective back on the new Rangers because it cannot turn away the business. The Ibrox following – 50,000 paying customers a home game – won’t slice their loyalties and follow on elsewhere.

They will simply evaporate from our sport and, with them, the television companies who see that, without Old Firm matches, the Scottish game is about as showbiz as The Sky at Night.

Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
smugas says:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 21:46

To strip the relevant titles is a purely cosmetic exercise at the end of the day. It has no impact on newco, oldco or any usco for that matter. … I will say now, that is exactly why it is insufficient for me.

I’m with you there.

Stripping of titles means effectively nothing, other than to tarnish the reputation of a Club which has already died. That Sally has been saying in the papers today that it would be the ultimate sanction, the very worst thing that could possibly happen, is quite telling.

He’s setting the stage for the reaction from the Rangers camp when it does happen.

There will be much Shakespearean mopping of brows and wailing on the steps of Ibrox, followed by a stumbling retreat back inside the Big Hoose, with smirks appearing on faces as they pass through the shadows with their backs to the gathered bears and MSM outside.

It is surely unthinkable that the final punishment will be simply to strip a few titles.

HMRC, get on with it. Get your appeal application in. 🙂

Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
madbhoy24941 says:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 17:38

Hey Angus, keep up…. I got my post in a good 30 seconds before you!

Aye, I noticed that, ya swine! 🙂

Meantime, I read in the paper today that there is to be a semi-organised boycott of companies which avoid paying UK taxes over the Xmas period. Names such as Starbucks and Amazon are mentioned.


I wonder if the newly-sainted, squeaky-clean Bears will be joining in? After all, being loyal supporters of HM the Q and all, they must find such behaviour despicable.

Can any readers recommend other immoral organisations which could be boycotted due to their tax avoidance schemes?

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