Comment on Stevie G – The Real Deal? by upthehoops.

    John Clark 19th November 2018 at 13:08

    "Nissan and Renault chairman arrested in suspicion of misconduct"(BBC news)

    Aye, some countries take on the tax cheats, no matter who they may be or which part of the fabric of society their companies constitute.


    I assume the Japanese Prime Minster did not go on TV and tell the tax authorities to 'sort something out?'

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    John Clark 19th November 2018 at 18:22

    upthehoops 19th November 2018 at 14:47 

    '….Japanese Prime Minster did not go on TV and tell the tax authorities '


    Just been hearing yer man's not being accused of tax evasion. My apologies to him.


    In the interests of accuracy and fairness I too must acknowledge that I was wrong in my assumptions, and also apologise.

    In terms of my general point though I make no apologies. In 2012 the then Scottish First Minister seemed not to care a jot about the tax evasion that had already taken place at Rangers, with millions already owed. He also did not care a jot about the much larger potential tax evasion existing at the time, which has now been proven to be just that by the Supreme Court. It was at that point we had confirmed what we already suspected – Rangers were more important to the Scottish establishment than anything. Even more important than the tax which underpins our society, and which we are all legally bound to pay in full and on time. 

    Stevie G – The Real Deal?
    I was present today to see the unveiling of a statue to Celtic legend Bobby Lennox in his home town of Saltcoats.  Aside from Bobby, also present were Jim Craig, John Clark, Bertie Auld, Danny McGrain, Roy Aitken, George McCluskey, Peter Lawwell, John Grieg and Andy Cameron. All of those people took ample time to shake hands and pose for photos with anyone who asked.

    It was a lovely reminder of how respectful football can be, amidst the acrimony we sometimes seem permanently mired in, and a fitting tribute to one of the greatest players this country has ever produced. 









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    easyJambo 14th November 2018 at 18:02

    Candeias second yellow card explained.


    I'm struggling to think of a yellow card which has caused such utter apoplexy among the media even though there has been many an unjust yellow card handed out to various clubs over the years. If the explanation is correct, then why don't the media tell Rangers to petition for a rules change rather than just sitting there foaming at the mouth? Better still, why don't they get angry at some really major injustices the SFA have perpetrated over the past six years!

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    Higgy's Shoes 11th December 2018 at 15:58


    IIRC there was a previous dispute between BBC and Rangers which was resolved. Not very long after Chris McLaughlin of BBC reported the fact that some Rangers fans had been arrested for sectarian offences at a game at Easter Road. Rangers took exception to this fact being reported and said McLaughlin was no longer welcome at Ibrox which in turn led to the current dispute.  

    The BBC very often now simply lift sugar coated coverage directly from the Rangers website, while other clubs are subjected to critical analysis.

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    Graham Spiers is giving it the old nod and a wink that the BBC and Rangers are about to patch up their differences.  This raises serious questions for me in that for any dispute in any walk of life to be resolved there has to be a bit of come and go from both sides. What are the BBC offering Rangers, which is fair to assume is not on offer to any other club? Whatever you think of Dave King he has shown himself to be an intransigent man who is willing to dour out situations for the long haul, and in my view there would be no patch up without concessions being secured. It's one to watch out for, although at times it's hard to wonder how much more sycophantic BBC could be towards them anyway. It's as if they are almost begging for Rangers to love them. 

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    I was at my work day out yesterday so just catching up.

    I see the Daily Record are running a story about 'Blue Pitch Holdings' denying they are involved in any criminality following Dave King's recent court statement. However the bit that gets to me is this 'The Record understands King’s regime have serious concerns about a lack of transparency over a number of shadowy shareholders'. King himself is a major tax cheat which led to him becoming a convicted criminal, and was shown to have lied in court, yet the Record have the audacity to print this crap. Incredible. 

    I honestly believe people involved with Rangers can do or say anything they like, and will still be regarded as socially and morally superior to all others by the Scottish Media. It's pathetic. 

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    Homunculus 6th December 2018 at 21:21


    I have to say agents underwriting deals does not sit well with me at all. You could have two clubs neck and neck for the title / avoiding the drop who want to sign the same player, but neither can meet his terms. The agents could then simply choose to finance the player towards the club they would rather won the title / avoided the drop. 

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    Thanks for the replies already. I remember a huge row in English football when Carlos Teves (I think) was part owned by a third party when playing for West Ham. Anyway, I will tell my friend to come back with some more hard details…