A summation of the first few days…
30/03/2011 36 Comments
In just 2-1/2 days, this site has received over 10,000 visits. I am new to the world of blogging. Having read the musings of others and seen that most blogs sit idle for years without a comment or any sign that anyone ever read them, I thought that it would take a long time to build momentum and traffic for this site. My gut feeling that there was a thirst for information on this subject has been proven wrong only by the degree to which I underestimated the level of interest. Most of all I have been overwhelmed by the quality of discussion which you, the readers, have contributed. Thank you!
Aside from the numbers and quality of debate, a few other items have taken me aback.
Firstly, the number of others working away in dark recesses of the internet to uncover the truth about Rangers’ tax predicament has been a surprise. Some are very well-informed. Others seem to have turned to this material having exhausted the Kennedy assassinations and 9/11. I welcome all of your messages, but if the discussion starts to veer too far off course forgive me if I delete posts to keep matters in the practical realm. There are enough other venues for the more speculative theories.
The other thing that was surprising was the speed with which the metaphorical ‘horse’s head in the bed’ arrived. I had always expected hacking attempts and a few threatening messages. However, the posts on yesterday’s blog from “Me” were very interesting. I am not usually prone to conspiracy theories, but I suspect that this blog is getting to some people who want to keep this story in its rumour and innuendo stages. The true identity of “Me” is unknown, but I would not be shocked to learn that he is a PR enforcer for interests close to Rangers’ executives and those whom they feed. Is this the routine behaviour that has kept this story canned for so long? Intimidation. Scare stories. Quiet words about legal consequences of publication? How many good stories are left on the cutting board in the face of veiled threats of legal action from more senior journalists with relationships to protect?
Well this is the blogosphere. You are going to have to earn your pieces of silver to silence me. To paraphrase Bill Struth, “I welcome the chase!”
Rangers fans should be wary of those purporting to represent their interests. While Celtic fans might enjoy a temporary giggle over the current situation, only journalists with decades worth of friendships to protect and those who have driven the club to the precipice can benefit from keeping this story quiet. The sooner you are told the truth by those whose wages you pay (Rangers’ executives and journalists), the sooner this nightmare ends and a new broom can sweep clean.