Posts by Mark

Rangers: Dave King – More Than Glib & Shameless

By on Oct 15, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

The still potential return of Dave King to the Ibrox boardroom has provided a boost to the number of Northern Hemisphere hits received by various previously obscure South African business & finance websites. And if ‘Google’ employs people to monitor such things, those people will be scratching their heads at the concentration of search entries for “glib and...

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Rangers: More Money Madness

Rangers: More Money Madness

By on Oct 8, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

The news that Rangers International Football Club plc (RIFC) lost, on average, £1.1m-per-month in its first financial accounting period, wasn’t “news” to everyone. A number of bloggers alleged to be “Rangers-haters” said “the figures don’t add up” as soon as the new Rangers set-up started playing last July. To others, this was confirmed by RIFC’s “interim” accounts...

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Celtic: “Already Bankrupt”?

By on Aug 30, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Phew. When a club is £36m in debt, stoppage time winners against resilient Kazaks might have more than just its manager re-enacting the Olympic 100 metres hurdles final (well, OK, maybe the slowest of the heats) down strips of open Glasgow land. Try as I might, I can’t quite picture chief executive Peter Lawwell leaping about the place after Celtic qualified for the...

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“The Boys From The West Of Scotland Don’t Scare Easily”: Rangers At War

By on Aug 12, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

It comes to something when John Brown produces the most prescient analysis of your football club’s fortunes. Last summer, the ex-Rangers man told anyone who wanted to listen (and a fair few who didn’t) that he knew “what’s going on” at Rangers, in the early days of no-nonsense Yorkshireman Charles Green’s lively leadership. “What do you know, John?” an increasingly...

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Ken Bates Loses The Closest Thing He Ever Had To ‘Honour’

By on Aug 1, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 8 comments

It would be delicious if Kenneth William Bates’ career in football were to come crashing to an ignominious end because of a business deal double-cross. The prospect of one final day in court awaits Bates, if he is true to his word and sues Leeds United’s owners, Dubai-based ‘investment firm’ Gulf Finance House Capital (GFHC) – a subsidiary of the Bahrainian-based...

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