Scottish Football

Rangers: Show Us The Deeds Of Novation

Rangers: Show Us The Deeds Of Novation

By on Apr 23, 2014 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Test match cricket commentators are a little over-fond of saying that “the next session is crucial.” BUT… the “next session” in the “Rangers” saga looks very crucial indeed. There is no-one left to deny that Rangers desperately need money. And their early-April call for current season-ticket holders to renew said tickets by May 6th is Plan A for getting that money...

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Rangers: Crisis Over, Or Just Beginning?

Rangers: Crisis Over, Or Just Beginning?

By on Apr 1, 2014 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

It is little wonder that Scotland’s Mainstream Media (SMSM) get a hard time when, aside from any perceived Celtic/Rangers/Old Firm bias, they make such elementary errors. The Rangers International Football Club (RIFC) interim results revealed operating losses of £3.6m between July 1st and December 31st 2013, which the Daily Record and the Herald newspapers called...

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Rangers FC & The Self-Importance Of Being Sandy

Rangers FC & The Self-Importance Of Being Sandy

By on Mar 19, 2014 in Latest, Scottish Football | 5 comments

My limited experience of writing on football finance and club takeover and ownership issues has taught me one thing; that no matter what the specific issue under those headings, the Rangers Football Club will always supply an extreme, and invariably extremely daft, example. As I was writing my last article, about Birmingham City’s sledgehammer-on-nut legal action...

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Rangers: Alistair McCoist’s “Pearls Of Wisdom”

Rangers: Alistair McCoist’s “Pearls Of Wisdom”

By on Jan 23, 2014 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

It is tempting to leave this page blank, both in homage to Len Shackleton’s famous chapter on “The average directors’ knowledge of football” and because so much of what Rangers boss Ally McCoist has said this past week has left people speechless. But the sheer magnitude of McCoist’s folly deserves the fullest possible exposure. Talk of the new Rangers aping the old...

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“Person”(s) Of The Year 2013… “Charlotte Fakeovers”

“Person”(s) Of The Year 2013… “Charlotte Fakeovers”

By on Jan 2, 2014 in Latest, Politics, Scottish Football | 0 comments

As 2013 was such a rubbish year for football governance and finance, who better to be football’s “man” of it than someone called Charlotte, who told a tale of financial skullduggery and subterfuge and whose real identity, or possibly identities, remain concealed? Mark Murphy thinks “no-one.” The phrase “internet phenomenon” is, granted, clichéd journalese. And I...

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Rangers: Winners & Losers From Another AGM

Rangers: Winners & Losers From Another AGM

By on Dec 20, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

The wretched soap opera which has been based in Govan in West Glasgow for so many years now has come to a potentially seminal episode. Rangers International Football Club PLC held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) after the company, which runs the new Rangers FC, posted losses of approximately an arm and a leg during its first year of trading; gargantuan losses...

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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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