The Elephant in the RoomA Guest blog by @heavidor: Given The Takeover Panel’s success in procuring a Court of Session order to compel Dave King to make an offer for all Rangers International Football Club Plc shares not owned by the Concert Party it would be impossible for King to remain a director unless he complies with that Order. The co-option of Barry Scott to the...
IT IS BETTER TO OFFER NO EXCUSE THAN A BAD ONEThis headline is a quote by George Washington, but it is also friendly advice to Keith Jackson of the Daily Record in response to his ‘exclusive’ today on the reasons Derek McInnes turned down Rangers. May I begin by drawing people’s attention to two statements by the same organisation on what was essentially the same subject matter: (more…)
Fans for Judicial Review – Counsel OpinionThe fans for Judicial Review group have asked us to put out this statement. Fans of many clubs were concerned by the SFA’s refusal to join with the SPFL in a review of the actions of both organisations over the last 10 years. Processes used by both organisations were clearly insufficient and rules were inadequate to properly deal with deliberate rul...
The Ernie B ThreadA special place for the posts of Ernest and those wishing to engage.
Who Is Conning Whom?What follows is a record of an exchange in October with David Conn of The Guardian in respect of an article written by him in August 2016 reporting the arrival of The Rangers FC in the top tier of the SPFL. In that article David Conn suggests that there was no tax overdue in respect of “The Wee Tax Case” of 2011 because he was told by the SFA t...
Enough is enoughAs Celtic prepare to take on one of the Champions league big boys again, a warning to the commentators and pundits. Like most Scots, I was sad to see Celtic so comprehensively thumped by PSG and Bayern recently. But something about those nights made me angry as well. (more…)
Funding: February Appeal Under Way!
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