Comment on One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All by John Clark.

    upthehoops 18th March 2019 at 21:49

    '…Alex Rae said on radio tonight that he understands Gerrard will be heavily backed during the close season to sign 'marquee' players. '


    Well, I suppose if I held a wee letter from 'Rangers Football Club' telling me that, if the taxman comes after me for tax and penalties due on my undeclared remuneration of £569K, they will pay it, no worries, I would be ready to say anything in support of any body claiming, however falsely,  to be that 'Rangers Football Club'. 

    I think it's odds on that if someone like Kenny Mac of the BBC thinks that TRFC has oodles of money, someone like Rae cannot be expected to know and understand the truth, and while his 'loyalty' may be commended, his fatuous comments are worthy of absolutely no credence whatsoever.

    And I imagine that Rae is in no way any more privy to the twisted thoughts of Chairman of the plc King than the directors of the plc or of  TRFC.


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    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Cluster One 3rd April 2019 at 06:58

    "..New “Res 12”, website.



    Thank you for that important link, Cluster one.

    I have said before that I was not and am not one of the 'Res 12' group, but I am wholeheartedly behind them.

    The authors of this thoroughly researched and excellently drafted and presented account of what the Res12 issue is all about are to be congratulated and applauded. 

    No one reading that account could honestly assert that  there are not major questions to be asked of the behaviour of the now dead RFC , its owners and directors, and of the SFA.

    One can very well understand the anger many people feel at:

    the point blank refusal by the SFA to have the matter fully and independently investigated, and the suspicion that this raises as indicating that they fear what may emerge from an investigation

    the meek acceptance by Celtic plc that  they and their shareholders may have been cheated out of millions, and their readiness to kick a shareholders' AGM-resolution into the long grass rather than insist on a full investigation .

    And one can very well understand why a reference to the COPFS/Police Scotland seeking a police investigation into criminality is being held as a backstop.

    I am quite ready to believe that the apparent success of the dirty work involved in the granting of the UEFA licence to an unentitled club encouraged  black hearts and dishonest minds some years  later to believe, smugly, that they could get away with the utterly disgraceful 5-Way Agreement.

    Scottish Football supporters owe it to themselves to try to save Football in Scotland by getting to the truth. And a thorough reading of   https://www.res12.uk/     will convince them of that fact.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    finnmccool 2nd April 2019 at 16:49

    '…That is the problem that the SFA created when they failed to censure Gerrard over his referee comments and rescinded Morelos's red card..'


    The SFA, by cobbling up the 5-Way Agreement to accommodate cheats lost all moral authority, and has  several times been given the finger with impunity by the chairman of RIFC plc. 

    The SFA supped with the devil, and is now seen for what it has become- in  effect, a bent cop, with no moral authority over the baddies they so eagerly aided and abetted and continue to aid and abet in the deceit of the Big Lie.

    (As for BBC Scotland, I wonder whether Chris McLaughlin's recent promotion was the beginning of an attempt to appease TRFC Ltd by discreetly removing McLaughlin from the list of reporters who would be sent to Ibrox , thus giving in to TRFC ?)


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    paddy malarkey 2nd April 2019 at 16:26


    The link has this:

    "Rangers: Ryan Kent offered ban for lashing [ my bold]out at Celtic captain Scott Brown

    Rangers' Ryan Kent faces a two-game ban after being charged for shoving [ my italics]Celtic captain Scott Brown.

    Footage showed the winger, 22, lash out at Brown in the aftermath of James Forrest's late winner for the hosts at Celtic Park on Sunday."

    What kind of garbage reporting we are now getting from BBC Scotland!

    There is no way Kent's swing at Brown could be construed as a 'shove' , and it was some crass idiot of a sub-editor who let such a contradictory report leave the keyboard.

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    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    Cluster One 6th December 2019 at 22:18

    '…Just a follow on to the conversation we had yesterday that the BDO report will be out soon.'


    Following  up on that conversation this morning over my bruschetta e caffe latte, I tried to check out Henderson and Jones. 

    I was not  surprised to discover that they are quite a titchy wee company ( buying other peoples law suits).

    But I was surprised that they are not an independent wee outfit.

    No, they are one of  about a dozen or so companies that are owned by a holding company called Breal Capital Ltd. 

    Whose main business seems to in steel stockholding.

    Association of ideas. Could there be…?

    My researches were interrupted by Mrs C's insistence that I get off that damn pc and  do something useful .

    Must get back to that research. Steel stockholding? Who have I  heard used to be in that line of business?

    Oh, what fun!

    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    John Clark 6th December 2019 at 22:02

    '..Here's to  a 106-page read!

    Perhaps not tonight, though'


    But I've had a wee keek and my eye fell on this (at para 26 on page 13)

    " The letter of 4 June 2018 was sent in good faith by Rangers and in the belief, albeit mistaken, that such letter complied with ……"

    I just love the oxymoron  ' in good faith by Rangers'.

    And the other way of expressing that wonderful mantra which is normally invoked in relation to refereeing decisions :  '. in the belief , albeit mistaken'  i.e.    " honest mistakes" to you and me!broken heart



    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    easyJambo 6th December 2019 at 21:15

    '..I think that SDI made further claims of breach of contract both by TRFC and Elite,..'


    So, the quasi verbatim report [brought to (my grateful attention) by paddy malarkey [2nd December 2019 at 15:45] that was being touted elsewhere as a counterclaim by 'Rangers' jointly with Elite, far from being so relates to an initiative by SDRI to bring Elite into the damages claim?

    That makes better sense to me. ( maybe I should look more frequently at the High Court of England 'rolls of court'- I might have seen the petition or whatever made by SDRI)

    'Elite' of course were not involved as a party being pursued by SDRI in the Persey judgment. But it looks as though Mike is going after them now!

    For once, it seems not to be King who is trying to protract matters, but Ashley  having a go at Elite. Possibly to kick the idea that damages can be capped at £1 million well and truly into the bin?

    Here's to  a 106-page read!

    Perhaps not tonight, though.broken heart


    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    I've been Christmassy busy all day, and am looking forward to having a full read at the re-amendments.

    What I am absolutely unsure about is the notion of amendment and re-amendment of pleadings AFTER judgment has been made?

    In my ignorance, I thought judgment on the' breach' had been arrived at, and only the question of the 'quantum' of damages remained, with the Judge being ready to allow parties to try to reach agreement before he imposed his view? 

    Was there an appeal to a higher court??  

    Have I missed several things? 

    Part of my efforts today was to tidy up the junk yard I call my garage. While doing so, I was listening o RTE radio, and heard the news bout the dire situation of the Football Association of Ireland: auditor today refusing to accept that it is a going concern; instead of any kind of profit, revised previous statements to show  couple of million pounds of loss, and £55 million debt plus £20 M bank loans outstanding; and being at the moment baled out by UEFA monies.

    Oh, I thought, how sweet it would be if only the balloon would go up  on the practices  of  the SFA in relation to sports (as opposed to directly financial) matters in recent years , creating the Big Lie, conferring 'history' on  new club, and refusing to open its Licensing Committee's actions to investigation.


    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    normanbatesmumfc 5th December 2019 at 16:02 '

    '……Perhaps Cenkos (I believe they were the Nomad) might receive a slap on the wrist;


    Well, Cenkos were certainly fined half a million or so in 2016!