This week has seen a little more promising news for Rangers. First of all we have had a return to football, not just to Rangers but to Ibrox stadium – something that I am sure is a promising sign to all associated with Rangers Football Club.
It is currently 00.14am on Wednesday 13th June 2012.
If I were to sit down, ten years ago till this very day and tell people that Glasgow Rangers would be no more, ‘bankrupt’, ‘liquidated’, ‘kapeesh’ – however you wish to term it: I would have been laughed out of the company I found myself.
Indeed, that is now – unfortunately – the reality of the situation.
Having been busy in the past week or so with some of my own research I have found it impossible to keep up to date with everything going on at Ibrox – the rumours, the faux pas and the downright idiotic.
Anyway, as I have decided to take a minor sabbatical from my work, otherwise known as hitting a mental block, I may as well take out my frustrations over this here keyboard.
Time is ticking on my prediction, that when Rangers went into Administration, the outcome of the HMRC tribunal was neigh and with significant punishment upon Rangers. Due to the revelations since then regarding further P.A.Y.E liability to HMRC and others I am no longer so sure that such a result will be found immediately. I linger at hope of an outcome within the month of March but my once bold prediction is not more of a ‘slight inkling’.
So, what have the administrators been up to? Not a great deal if truth be told although that could all change during the time it takes me to write this piece.
Administration was today forced upon Rangers quicker than even the most prevalent of critics could have imagined. In 24hours Rangers went from lodging papers to being faced with a potential HMRC induced administrator. As it stands – there now appears to be a further £9million in tax liability for P.A.Y.E since May 2011. This is strange – along with the rest of the money that is apparently posted missing, does Craig Whyte really have Rangers interests at heart? Not a chance…. (more…)
It would appear that, as sure as the sun doth rise – the debate over Rangers past shall continue. In the past week Craig Whyte has released a trendy niche of sound bites in relation to the ormer Ibrox rear-guard, and by this I do not refer to Messer’s Gough and Brown.
The slagging match continues; and I use the word ‘slagging with’ deft apt: that’s all that it is.
Q: It’s been a bruising week for you. Tickets and tax and rumours and innuendo. Your manager was on the verge of walking out. Or maybe not…
A: Yeah, you hear all these stories that he’s ready to pack it in and it’s total crap. These rumours got so strong during the week that even my sister called me and said she’d heard that Ally had resigned. I told her it was rubbish. Ally and I talk regularly and he’s very, very determined and very, very focused. I don’t know why people don’t want to believe that.