August 13, 2012
This week I will not be writing about:
- Mike Ashley or any other billionaire’s investment;
- Rangers having paid their Scottish football debts in full;
- The ever clearer links between Celtic and Harper MacLeod, the lawyers investigating Rangers over dual contracts;
- Black being called up for Scotland;
- The woeful European efforts of the SPL sides (with the notable exception of Celtic, well done Bhoys)
- The predictable “sell out Saturday” damp squib;
- What happened to the original SPL trophy over the summer;
- Charles Green’s linguistic lessons;
- What the real attendance was against East Fife; or
- Neil Lennon being exposed in a court of law as a shameless hypocrite in regards to paying income tax.
July 24, 2012
This has been a traumatic summer for me. At times I wondered where I would be blogging this coming season. Would I be blogging at all? Would my blog be replaced by that of a Dunfermline fan or a Dundee fan? Turns out it was neither.
July 16, 2012
It is probably premature to suggest the dust has settled. As we stand Rangers as a club have survived though starting in SFL3 presents a long process of recovery. The challenge for our support is finding the strength to back up the words of defiance with action. In simple terms each and every Rangers fan needs to make a commitment to continue going to games and parting with their hard earned cash. Doubts remain regarding the new owners so that will not be easy, vigilance is necessary and I suppose individuals must make their own decisions. I for one will view holding a season ticket for SFL3 as a matter of personal pride. For good or ill I follow the club and they will always have my support regardless of corporate structure and ownership.
June 18, 2012
The last few months have shaken my belief in many things. I have found myself questioning the importance of football in my life and the intensity of emotion it can produce in me. I have wondered about the motivations of many pundits and been left perplexed by the desire of some fellow football fans to see our club disappear. Punishment yes, but to disappear entirely?
June 12, 2012
So as the final act commences of this never ending footballing farce we find the end result was, as this blog always told you, a business and assets deal. The club survives but the company dies.
May 6, 2012
Last week has the potential to be a monumental one in the history of Rangers if Miller's deal goes ahead and the club is saved. The coming week represents even more. The SPL vote will arguably be the most momentous week in the history of every member club and Scottish football as a whole.
May 3, 2012
With the news Bill Miller has been announced as the preferred bidder it seems we may be seeing the start of a resolution to Rangers' current troubles. If the deal is concluded then next season there will be a Rangers. You will know they are Rangers because they will play in blue, they will have RFC on their chests and when you look at the (SPL?) league table you will see them listed as Rangers Football Club.
April 23, 2012
Our former owner and Knight of the Realm is sitting in his castle counting other people's money. Our current owner has snuck back into Scotland and is sipping champagne whilst contemplating the potential return on his £1 "investment" in Rangers. The blazers are doing what blazers always do, nothing until it is too late. The hack-erati are busy scribbling with their crayons and our rivals continue praying to the Gods of Jelly and Ice Cream that today will be the day... All the while Rangers fans, the only people who ever truly had the club's interests at heart, are left climbing the walls.
April 14, 2012
A week and a half after Rangers' administrators invited "best and final offers" it appears at first glance that not much is happening in the way of a conclusion. If press reports are to be believed the Blue Knights offer would see creditors receiving £10 million through a CVA. The alternative offers envisage a business and assets sale thought to mean a return of at least double for the creditors. In any other situation this would be a no brainer for the administrators but as ever the issues to be resolved are not purely financial they are also footballing.
For months now this blog has stated two things consistently. Firstly I have maintained that the end game would be a business and assets deal that would save the football club but not the existing company. Secondly I have maintained that any punishment imposed on Rangers should be based on the existing rules and regulations. Clearly this will not come to pass with commercial considerations being prioritised a scenario that will serve only to disappoint and disenfranchise football supporters of all persuasions.
March 24, 2012
Tomorrow could be the last Old Firm game played at Ibrox for quite some time if we are to believe the fantasists/realists/jelly and ice cream brigade (delete as you think appropriate).