Scottish Football

EBTs, CVAs & The Future Of Scottish Football: The BBC Tackles Rangers

By on Mar 23, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 21 comments

Towards the end of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Rangers – What Next?, my attention was flagging. A worthwhile broadcast descended into soppy sentiment as listeners were told of the 11-year-old boy asking his dad to cancel the family holiday to Florida and give the £2,000 cost to Rangers “Fighting Fund” instead (and Mickey Mouse was more likely to be in the Ibrox boardroom,...

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Who Are The Horsemen Of The Rangers Apocalypse?

By on Mar 20, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

The dizzying raft of exposes emanating from investigations into twenty-first century Rangers (and a few years before, if ex-director Hugh Adam’s revelations are at all credible) is truly now doing my head in. Plymouth Argyle’s pock-marked spell in administration last year produced enough material for almost daily updates on this site. And the Rangers situation is...

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Going South? Celtic & The English League System

By on Mar 19, 2012 in English League Football, Latest, Scottish Football | 43 comments

It is one of the most commonly recurring stories of modern football. Should Celtic and Rangers be allowed to leave the Scottish league system and join the English football league system instead? It’s an emotive subject, for sure, and it’s one that seems to divide both supporters and administrators, with the only people that are certain of which way they...

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Now That Rangers Are Saved

By on Mar 17, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 16 comments

The “Blue Knights”? Really?? I don’t suppose Rangers fans who are backing former director Paul Murray’s bid for the club care about how ridiculous his consortium’s media moniker sounds, now that Rangers are saved. At least they won’t care, as long as Murray and the various Rangers supporters’ groups attached to his bid are more...

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Craig Whyte: Neither Fit Nor Proper, And The SFA Should Have Known This Sooner

By on Mar 9, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 4 comments

So, Scottish venture capitalist Craig Whyte is not fit and proper to be a football club owner and director. That is amazing. I’ll be avoiding feathers for a few days, that’s for sure, because you could knock me down with even one. In one sense, and possibly two senses, the Scottish Football Association’s declaration that Whyte “is not considered a fit and proper...

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Rangers’ Nightmare Week

By on Feb 18, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

This week, Alex Salmond held discussions with David Cameron about the terms of a referendum on independence, and Cameron launched his own pleas in defence of the Union. It’s a story that has been dominating the headlines for weeks in Scotland – not unreasonably – but this week, Cameron was unlucky with his timing. His speech got some cursory...

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A Glimmer Of Light Over Safe Standing?

By on Dec 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

It was only a tiny step forward, but those that have been campaigning for the return of terraces in the form of safe standing had a rare reason to be cheerful yesterday with an announcement from north of the border, that the Scottish Premier League is to trial a pilot that may see the return of standing at matches in the near future.  That this announcement should...

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SPL Should Consider Fan Investment

By on Nov 24, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Football loves its phrases. We speak of a player getting stuck in and having good feet for a big man, while saying his form is poor as he’s gone off the boil. Some squads play Route One football and others just run about.  The sports lexicon is thick with these and many other sayings that at times can remind us in short order what message is attempting to be...

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