Comment on Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond by John Clark.

    paddy malarkey 2nd December 2019 at 15:45

    '…Saw this on Follow Follow …'


    That was a very useful heads-up, paddymalarkey. thank you.

    I've had a read at the (I suppose nearly completely verbatim report: whoever made the note has better hearing than me ,or the legals speak more clearly and more slowly!)

    It refers to the  19 July judgment. Remember the conclusions of that hearing were



    (1) Rangers was in breach of the Agreement by entering into the Elite/Hummel Agreement and by failing to offer SDIR the opportunity to exercise its matching rights in respect of Elite/Hummel's offer.(2) SDIR is entitled to the declaratory relief which it seeks.

    (3) SDIR is entitled to an injunction in broadly the terms set out in paragraph 87 above, although I will hear counsel as to the precise form of that injunction.

    (4) SDIR is entitled to the declaratory and injunctive relief sought in paragraphs 34(5F)-(5I) of the AmPoC 

    Elite/Hummel  was not a defendant  in that hearing.

    It looks as if they are now entering the fray not so much with TRFC  as on their own account, perhaps trying to prove that anything they did under the deal with TRFC  did not infringe SDIr's rights. 

    Interesting to note that the Judge  mentioned the desirability of mediation rather than expensive litigation


    John Clark Also Commented

    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    To wander a little OT, can I remark that one can live to quite an auld age and still be surprised by daft wee things. 

    Take the expression 'sod's law'. I suppose we have all used it a million times, without giving it any thought. 

    I certainly never thought for a minute that there was an actual Sod's Law. Would you believe I saw it referred to in lengthy Sheriff Court judgment of fairly recent date? I give you the very words used by the Sheriff:

    "[10] It is also important to acknowledge that, as often occurs in unusual or unique 
    circumstances, Sod’s Law contributed to the progress of events and the worst possible 

    ( absolutely for laughs, and perhaps lots of Sheriffs and High Court judges have used it in judgments where a whole lot of things go amiss: and nothing at all to do with those sometimes referred to as 's.ds' in the Saga)

    The quote is from a very lengthy judgment in a bankruptcy/sequestration in which all kinds of parties were at cross purposes, with a hint of possible criminality and more than a hint of really shoddy and careless legal work. It runs to 181 paragraphs over 51 pages!




    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    shug 15th December 2019 at 13:55

    '..After reading the above I stumbled on this..'


    From reddit

    Scotland to use Rangers’ Hummel Training Centre as the base for Euro 2020 if they qualify from euro_2020

    "It’s understood the previous Scotland coaching staff chose Rangers’ training center rather than Oriam.

    It means Scotland won’t even train at their own multi-million-pound training center if they reach their first tournament in 22 years.

    To do that, they must beat Israel at Hampden on March 26, then win the play-off Final away to either Norway or Serbia four days later.

    Ironically, it was former Rangers flop Libor Sionko, now the Czech’s team manager, who revealed the information when he confirmed their preparatory plans for the Finals where they will play two games in Scotland.

    Sionko said: “We went to Scotland twice to look at everything and we had three choices – Rangers, Stirling or Edinburgh.

    “I know Rangers well because of my time in Scotland.

    “But the Rangers Training Centre has already been booked by the Scottish national team and Oriam suited us best as an alternative."


    Thank you, shug.

    case proved, in spades: anything to slide a few bob to a financially straitened, struggling new club, to which, some people allege, they may already have slid some millions.

    They are incorrigible and unrepentant in their deceitful wickedness. 




    Resolution 12 & The Broken Bond
    Jingso.Jimsie 15th December 2019 at 11:28

    '..Still, the SFA will be all over that, won't they?'


    I appreciate the irony, Jingo.jimsie. broken heart

    I would add that I am ready to believe that men so faithless and unprincipled probably now enjoy being metaphorically shafted by TRFC/RIFC plc, and regard it as a privilege worth selling their rotten souls for, and cannot wait for the next opportunity to be of service.

    And there is a filthy rottenness at the heart of a sports governance body that propagates sporting untruths that destroy the very notion of a sports ethic, based on honest competition and recognition that sporting honours have to be won on the field of play, not assigned in a mucky wee  secret 'legal' agreement made among themselves by grubby , greedy, fearful , and dishonourable men..

    Recent Comments by John Clark

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Timtim 26th November 2019 at 11:40

    '..Was he pushed or has he jumped?.'


    I'd like to think that the FCA has told him that RIFC plc was bogus and has to go, and that shareholders have to be made shareholders in the football club. And that he peronally might be in soapy bubble again and would be well advised to get the hell out!

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    upthehoops 26th November 2019 at 07:09

    "…I have never understood why the media are allowed into the Celtic AGM'


    From the Press Gazette,September 11, 2019

    "Listed companies are not obliged to allow journalists into their annual general meetings, but most generally do.."

    Sports Direct decision to block journalists from AGM ‘not a good look’

    And any sports editor  worth his salt would probably want to make sure that some stringer or other had shares in a major newsworthy club so that, if there was no formal invitation to the Press, his paper could nevertheless get a first-hand report of the AGM, rather than a Press Release!

    Mmmm! There's a thought. Could I do a wee report of tomorrow's Celtic AGM for the DR? I certainly could. Would I? Not for as many thousands of pounds as there have been lies and half-truths and arrant nonsense printed by the DR about 'continuity' Rangers.


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Allyjambo 25th November 2019 at 21:47

    '…PS if anyone thinks there's a place for pyrotechnics in football,'


    That's a temptation I can't resist, Aj:

    the proper place for pyrotechnics at football matches is up the jaxies, and lit,  of the numpties who smuggle them into  the ground, dangerous pests that they are. That'd larn them.

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    I've just sent an email reminder to Ms Gosia McBride Clerk to the Treasury Committee, having received no acknowledgement of my email of 10 days ago.

    Is it  inefficiency, incompetence, huge volumes of correspondence, indifference, rudeness and sheer lack of class that prevents the FCA and now the Treasury Committee from even properly acknowledging  letter/emails?

    Or  have they a problem with my questioning of the authorisation of what appears to me to have been a misleading IPO Prospectus, contrary to statute?

    Red faces all round? How the hell to deal with that kind of breach of the rules when they know how much trouble King was to the TOP ?  

    Or is correspondence from members of the public just not dealt with at all, in the hopes that people will get fed up and stop reminding them?



    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    StevieBC 25th November 2019 at 11:33

    '..Did anyone else hear about these rumours?.'


    Ralston is an idiot of a 'denier':

    he has this, about supposed plans to increase the ground capacity of Ibrox:

    "Will it be undertaken in time for the club’s 150th anniversary in 2022, or will the costs prove too prohibitive in comparison to the likely return?"

    The utterances of  a journalistic ars.hole like that  have to be treated with the highest degree of contemptuous ridicule.

    What a sordid way to earn a crust!