Scottish Football

Charles Green Meets Keys & Gray – And Provides More Questions Than Answers

By on Oct 31, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 10 comments

Ah, yes, the rule of three. From the Latin “omne trium perfectum,” (all that comes in threes is perfect), the rule is a comedy staple. So… a fortnight ago, we were treated to thirty-three minutes of the wit and wisdom of Craig Whyte – which the former Rangers owner padded out with thirty-two minutes and fifty seconds of his alternative version of recent Rangers...

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“I Always Thought The Fan Base Could Be Monetised”: Craig Whyte Speaks To The BBC

By on Oct 20, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 11 comments

Poor Craig Whyte. On the day he chose to give his version of the Rangers saga to the BBC, former Rangers joint administrator Paul Clark beats him to the “biggest Rangers lie” of the year trophy. Clark offered a dictionary definition of dishonesty and irony in his statement on Wednesday that he and David Whitehouse, his colleague at financial services firm Duff and...

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Rangers: A Warning From History

By on Oct 16, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 33 comments

The contrast between the current public profiles of the Rangers FC’s Chief Executive and Chairman could not be greater. While the former, Charles Green, has a love of his own voice only matched by his disregard for telling the truth with it, the latter, Malcolm Murray, has largely – and wisely, to judge by his few public utterances – kept his own counsel. With Green...

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100 Owners: Number 82 – Wallace Mercer (Heart of Midlothian )

By on Sep 28, 2012 in History, Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

The problem of what to do about Rangers and Celtics domination of Scottish football is a seemingly intractable problem which has troubled many minds over the years. There have been oases of openness over the years, perhaps most notably in the early to mid 1980s when both Dundee United and Aberdeen enjoyed both domestic and European success, but ultimately the...

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The Scottish Premier League, A Brief Preview

By on Aug 4, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

The Scottish Premier League kicks off its fifteenth – and conceivably its last – season this weekend, after a summer when off-field issues have dominated, and the repercussions of which may yet have major consequences on the season ahead. It makes it similtaneously the most predictable, and in other respects the most unpredictable, season in the...

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Match of the Week: Wick Academy 2-4 Raith Rovers

By on Jul 29, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

Finally, after Scottish football’s traumatic summer, the chance to get back to some actual football. Starting with the now-traditional curtain-raiser of the Challenge Cup (currently the Ramsdens Cup, if you prefer). It’s for the lower league teams only – which means most media attention has been focused on Rangers’ debut in the cup, at Brechin on the Sunday. But...

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Rangers: Promises, Promises

By on Jul 20, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 12 comments

Charles Green bought the business, assets and – according to some, but not all, of paragraphs in last week’s report to creditors from administrators Duff and Phelps – the history of Rangers Football Club for a pittance in June. But he’s really paying for it now. “New Rangers’” placement in Scottish Football’s fourth tier means that what Channel 4 journalist Alex...

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Where Next for Scottish Football?

By on Jul 14, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 11 comments

So the member clubs of the Scottish Football League have flexed their muscles, called a few bluffs, and agreed to accept Rangers as a member of the league – in its third division, where the overwhelming majority of public opinion seemed to believe was the right place for them to start again. The vote, in the end, was a reasonably comfortable 25-5, but this...

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