It’s A Deal


In a move backed by the Treasury, a government source today announced that the taxpayer will fund a stadium made of gold (complete with hover-pitch) for Celtic Football Club.

See- I can do it too. I can publish fabricated nonsense. Can someone now send me an NUJ card?

It is a confusing business following events surrounding Rangers these days. Depending upon the agenda of the day, we are treated to stories designed to either terrify players into accepting reduced terms or to build confidence in ticket buyers and prospective investors.

The story this week that the Treasury is supporting an HMRC deal to write off all of Rangers’ debts to allow a CVA to go through shows that a nauseating mixture of naivety and cynicism is still pumping through the hearts of the Scottish media. Are they really so stupid to believe the same individuals who briefed them on behalf of Whyte? Those same people are still employed by Rangers but are now fabricating on behalf of their new bosses.
(How many “HMRC about to do a deal” stories have we heard from the media in the last year?)

An actual source close to the facts of this story described the latest wave of claims of about a Treasury sanctioned deal as “utter bollocks”.

There is no process for, and no history of, the Treasury involving itself in this type of discussion. Of course, the people who invented this story know that HMRC cannot comment. So, they hope to do a “Dave King” and make all sorts of claims about deals with the taxman in the belief that the stories will go unchallenged and eventually be accepted as fact.

Quite what HMRC will do after the FTT returns a result is anyone’s guess. My guess is that after mishandling deals with Goldman Sachs and Vodaphone, they will want to demonstrate that all tax bills must be paid- end of story.
They might offer time to pay (which is of no use to Rangers as the amounts are unpayable on any time scale), but I think that they will want the tax paid in full.

However, the idea that anyone is discussing a deal- and with the Treasury no less- a bill that has not been legally determined and with an unknown amount- is just stupid.

Any journalist who accepted the word of a PR company, especially one that has been proven wrong in almost its every utterance about this subject, without seeing documentary evidence is an idiot.

About rangerstaxcase
I have information on Rangers' tax case, and I will use this blog to provide the details of what Rangers FC have done, why it was illegal, and what the implications for what was (updated) one of the largest football clubs in Britain.

2,871 Responses to It’s A Deal

  1. Lord Wobbly says:

    Paul McConville says:
    15/03/2012 at 9:43 pm
    8 0 Rate This
    Another quiet day – nothing happening anywhere – I fall back on
    the blogger’s last resort – What to write?
    http://scotslawthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/i-just-wish-
    there-was-something-to-write-about/
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Given your lack of inspiration, and now that this whole thing has finally gone viral (with the result that I am struggling to keep up), can I suggest that you provide us with a summary of daily events? I know how you like to provide concise summations of this story! 😀

  2. martybhoy says:

    RTC has been immense in the creation of this blog and the consequential fallout……The endgame will be executed from outside the parochial MSM.

    The fact the English media are slowly picking up on this story is good…..and will kill Rangers stone dead.

    Patience is a virtue?

  3. the hitch22 (@john_mityboosh) says:

    Darrell King’s read out statement on Clyde tonight:

    “In April 2010 I investigated claims that Rangers players were involved in a payment scheme which extended beyond the terms of a traditional playing contract. I saw paperwork which confirmed that to be the case and it turned out that this was the Employee Benefit Trust, which is of course now a matter of public record. Similar paperwork has now appeared recently in public. Given that the outcome of HMRC’s first tier tribunal is pending and an investigation into the EBT scheme is now underway by the SPL at a press briefing in Edinburgh this week I asked Sir David Murray whether a second contract existed. He responded that there was only ever one contract. When I asked about documents allegedly linked to EBTs that had appeared recently in public he said they were no more than letters of intent. Given that the technical and legal interpretation of these matters is arguably in dispute and that the authorities are continuing to investigate I believe it would be inappropriate to discuss them in further detail.”

  4. Slimshady says:

    Duggie 73

    Interesting post but apart from the problem with the level of investment Ticketus could make in any one company, if Ticketus itself doesn’t trade for 3 full years, then the tax relief afforded to the investors is clawed back.

    Given the types of individual who invest in these EIS companies, there would be a lot of angry people around pointing fingers in the direction of the Ticketus directors as well as anyone connected with RFC when the proverbial hits the fan.

    As for the notion that the owner of an investee company would offer some kind of illicit offshore bung to the investors, not only is that ridiculously far-fetched, it amounts to blatant tax evasion which of course is “go to jail” time for all of those involved. It is difficult to think of any person who would risk so much………well, maybe not….

    54(% tax) to 0(%)

  5. Lord Wobbly says:

    Newsnight Scotland (on now) discussing behaviour of the press and the impact of new media

  6. Derek says:

    scapa says:
    15/03/2012 at 10:34 pm
    Completly off topic

    A Hibee chum tells me that we have the Mordor analogy wrong.

    Mordor – the fount of all evil is really Hampden

    Ibrox is Minas Morgul – where the Nazgul hang out

    Celtic Park is, of course, Minas Tirith

    With our hero picking up the role of Gollum

    He reckons the SPL 10 are hobbits, which is a bit harsh!
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    Oh yeah Scapa – it was your “Hibbee chum”. We believe you.

    You saddo.

  7. What little integrity Daryl King ever had as a “journalist” has forever evaporated with that statement.

    When RTC writes his book, DK will be forever remembered as the man who willingly missed out on the biggest sporting scandal story ever in Scotland because at first he was too dim to realize the implications then sought to cover it up because it affects the team he so obviously supports.

  8. Tommy says:

    more back page fantasy

    http://twitpic.com/8ws2en

  9. LOL Daryl Broadfoot has finally resurfaced on twitter, sounds depressed! apparently people asking for transparency from the SFA is indicative of the “west of scotland bile”

    Pathetic.

  10. longmemorylurker says:

    Not sure if this is relevant, I seem to recall RFC benefitted from rather large grants from the old Glasgow City Council, in the millions, to upgrade Mordor.This was shortly after it was B listed. Do the council / citizens of Glasgow have any claim / interest when the inevitable happens?

  11. Max B Gold says:

    What if no one comes in with an offer for the club tomorrow? It’s supposed to be the deadline.
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    Oh FFS! I’m not even a fan but I suppose I’ll have to buy it if none of yoose want it.

  12. the hitch22 (@john_mityboosh) says:

    darryl broadfoot ‏ @DarrylBroadfoot Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Twitter is fast becoming a microcosm of the poisonous bile that ferments in WoS.
    Retweeted by Celtic Underground

    darryl broadfoot ‏ @DarrylBroadfoot Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Honestly. As a mongrel born of catholic and protestant parents, what a diseased city this has become. Utterly depressing.

    Hahahaha,,what a tool, and he still thinks …move on..what me?…it wiz a big boy.. 😉

  13. Interested Observer says:

    Tommy says:

    15/03/2012 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t know why I bothered suggesting the MSM might reflect on their awful position before the arrival of London reporters/presenters on Monday. That back page shows that it’s going to be more of the same rubbish being served up.

    What relevance is that to anything happening just now? How about a back page story attempting to investigate whether or not Rangers registered players correctly over the last decade and questioning how Campbell Ogilvie can remain in post while all of this is checked out?

    On Ogilvie, I see The Sun covered the story in a wee circle at the bottom of one of their pages today in less than a hundred words! Maybe Leckie was given it to write and he decided he couldn’t be bothered with this story again! Joke.

  14. Interested Observer says:

    Tommy says:

    15/03/2012 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t know why I bothered suggesting the MSM might reflect on their awful position before the arrival of London reporters/presenters on Monday. That back page shows that it’s going to be more of the same rubbish being served up.

    What relevance is that to anything happening just now? How about a back page story attempting to investigate whether or not Rangers registered players correctly over the last decade and questioning how Campbell Ogilvie can remain in post while all of this is checked out?

    On Ogilvie, I see The Sun covered the story in a wee circle at the bottom of one of their pages today in less than a hvndred words! Maybe Leckie was given it to write and he decided he couldn’t be bothered with this story again! Joke.

  15. CE says:

    I too Darryl am a WoS(Paisley) ‘mongrel’. Even though I now reside in the North of our country, where I was born,or my Parents religion, has nothing to do with demanding our much promised transparency from the SFA.

    Or your inability to communicate effectively with press or public, a slightly unfortunate trait for a Head of Communications.

    Instead of this self serving bile, start justifying your salary and answer some questions.

    Say hello to Alex Thomson and Michel Platini for me.

  16. nipples says:

    What a pathetic little turd Darryl Broadfoot is smearing the whole of Glasgow and the West of Scotland trying to save his own diseased arse. A really repellant little fart. I was astonished he ever got the gig at the SFA as he pretty much has nothing but contempt for the average football fan in Scotland. But then again that attitude fits in with their ethos at SFA HQ so maybe it makes sense after all. The guy is so out of his depth it is embarrassing.

  17. Justinian says:

    Derek says:
    15/03/2012 at 11:13 pm

    Been most enlightened by your comments of late. As you seem to be extremely well aware of what transpires ‘in the trade’ as it were – do Mr Clark or his sidekick have any previous wrt to high profile/large concerns IA?

    Ignore if you feel uanble to answer due to competitor/Professional considerations.

  18. joe mccormack says:

    Logging in late tonight…good to see so many of the old St Pats guys on here.

    For the big Euro games in the 60’s a bunch of us used to congregate next to a stairway at the Celtic end…happy days indeed.

    Big Tam was my first Latin teacher in the old annexe buliding, absolute crackpot. Think he played full back for the Rabs.

  19. Dry As A Dead Dingoes Donger says:

    nipples says: 15/03/2012 at 11:44 pm
    “A really repellant little fart.”
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    So, He’s not passing the sniff test anytime soon then? LOL

  20. Oor Wullie says:

    layman00 says:
    15/03/2012 at 6:19 pm

    Im assuming DK has consulted a lawyer regarding his previous comments that he had saw dual contracts. Either that or he’s been threatened with legal action over his previous comments?
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    From the way he spoke it was obvious he was reading from a prepared statement, but I don’t believe it was anything to do with his worrying over legal action.

    He and no doubt Radio Clyde were concerned how he could remain credible on SSB after first of all saying that he had seen Rangers players dual contracts and recently doing a u-turn and saying he hadn’t seen them, but had only been told about them.

    After the u-turn he denied ever having said he saw them, but bloggers on here posted a youtube clip yesterday that made it plain he was telling porkies.

    That’s the reason he made a statement that “for legal reasons I can’t comment further,” and the caller questioning him on the matter was cut off.

    The more things change.

    Later in the show he said he would have to be very careful about what he said on the show in future because everything he said was gone over with a fine tooth comb.

    You bet your sweet bippy Darrell.

  21. Jimbo milligan says:

    There was nothing to stop darryl talking about contracts or letters of intent apart from his own cowardice and his own “look at me ” egotistical bawbaggery.

    He is an irrelevance in this whole tawdry tale.

  22. ignatius says:

    John Mac says:
    15/03/2012 at 2:05 pm

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    Should or when Rangers get liquidated what happens to the contents of the the famous trophy room?

    I would assume that the trophies are sellable assets and will be flogged off in the same way that the other fixtures and fittings such as desks, computers and phones are. Room for much mischief making for a rich Celtic fan methinks!
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    or buy Ibrokes and turn into casino!!

  23. nipples says:

    From the moment a few years ago when Darryl Mouthfoot got the SFA job (and I was staggered at how bad an appointment he was) to the other day, when given with his first ‘touch of the ball’ in a real game against Alex Thomson he pretty much called everyone a c*&%, grabbed the ball and stormed off in a fit of tears, that is pretty much all I have seen of him. He’s effectively had one save to make in 3 years(?) in the job and he has fluffed it like a novice.

    And then tonight all this drama queen nonsense.

    What a total fool he is making of himself.

    This is what happens when you get cronies instead of competent professionals employed in jobs.

  24. the hitch22 (@john_mityboosh) says:

    [audio src="http://podcast.bauerradio.com/clyde/superscoreboard/2012_03_15_Clyde_1_Superscoreboard_Thursd.mp3" /]

    Listen to Darrell makin an ass of himself.. 10/11mins or so

  25. hugelavvy says:

    So did dk have evidence which he has witheld from the tribunal. Important evidence which he could possibly have provided and which may well have went a long way to helping them undertand exactly what it was rangers had provided to employees

  26. scapa says:

    Derek says:
    15/03/2012 at 11:13 pm

    Nah can’t claim credit for that one, besides as every real Tolkein fan knows, the old buffer detested allegory, and said that if the book was allegorical, they would have used the ring, and become a new Mordor. I would hope we are smarter than that.

    Anyway, i thought a bit of whimsy wouldn’t do any harm. Although, the real “storyline” on display here, would probably get short shift if you sent in to a publisher as a fictional work.

  27. Private Land says:

    joe mccormack says:

    15/03/2012 at 11:50 pm
    _____________________________________________________________________

    Apologies for off-topic;

    Big Tam
    Big Ruf
    Wee Alf
    Wee Nero
    Big Jim
    Wee Johnnie
    Wee Bill

    We were damned creative were we not? That comes from passing yer qualie 🙂

    OMG, forgot about Sweatie Betty and Tivvy!!

    I went back to the school to teach about fifteen years ago, and Arthur Quinn was still there. Biggest b**** on earth as a teacher, but the best boss I ever had. Gentleman. I asked Bertie Auld to bring his cake in on his retirement night. Arthur was fair chuffed to bits.

  28. NUJ calls in Mr Custard to help tackle falling standards amongst its members
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    The MSM and MongrelFoot in particular need to take a lead from Mr Custard and sign up to a Code of Conduct, says NUJ president

    “Professional – committed to delivery of a good service as this is a career and a vocation not a hobby, I’ll get them on message” says MrCustard

    The Custard Code of Conduct in full…..http://twitpic.com/8wstn3

  29. martybhoy says:

    Allegedly Karrell Ding could be in a state of sub judice , pre perjury , premature ejaculation…..Or he is just a FUD ?

  30. Oor Wullie says:

    Mark Dickson says:
    15/03/2012 at 9:32 pm

    honest question: Why do any of you listen to SSB on Clyde?
    ===============================================

    Because it’s a good laugh.

    Better than Laurel & Hardy.

  31. Oor Wullie says:

    Mark Dickson says:
    15/03/2012 at 10:15 pm

    Wullie I agree with most of what you say however iam 100% convinced that A Rangers will continue to exist and sooner or later they will be back in the SPL. There are forty thousand bears who will pay good money to turn up at Ibrox for football matches and sing their songbook and fixate about their supposed traditions plus the big house isn’t much use for anything else.
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    Mark I would agree that the old boys network would probably get Rangers out of their predicament all things being equal.

    But they’re not.

    Rangers are getting into deeper water with every day that passes.

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they drowned.

    We now have Uefa sending a compliance officer over to Hapden early next week after complaints by German clubs on this ongoing saga.

    Heads will roll, and not just for Rangers.

    Expect to see the steel helmets come out at Hampden.

    “Surrender No.”

  32. Cortes says:

    Having digested Justinian, I remain a fan of Alfenus:

    It all depends on the facts of the case…

  33. scapa says:

    One of the problems the old media guys have, is that in the good old days they could write a piece saying a Billionaire has bought Rangers, and then a few months later announce an exclusive saying that the Rangers owner didn’t have the proverbial pot and no one would notice the volte face. They could get away with it because nobody would bother going to the clippings archive to dig the old stories out.

    Now with the advent of new media, they are instantly held to account, and the old inconvenient pieces appear to haunt them. The older guys genuinely believe, I think, that this is all very unfair and not how the game should be played. Hence the huffs and hurt feelings on display at the moment.

    The best of the new generation see the new media as a valuable tool, and the greater accountability as a means of keeping themselves honest.

  34. tinkerbhoy says:

    with all the laughing at the scots media, we should perhaps mention in dispatches, the non ‘sports’ journos, who tried to get the story out there.
    gerry braiden on the herald for me.

  35. Max B Gold says:

    We now have Uefa sending a compliance officer over to Hapden early next week after complaints by German clubs on this ongoing saga.
    =========================================================================

    Brilliant! – Vill zay be putting ze names on ze list? If so, probably best if the don’t tell ’em.

  36. garry88 says:

    gerry31 says:
    15/03/2012 at 9:26 pm …..Gerry i dont want to harp on i have not read any further forward in the blog to see if any1 has replied to you BUT consider these things .
    1)Darrell has been caught out . ” its best to watch what i say from now on ” Aye no Sh1t ….
    2)Darrell knows he’s been caught out . ( hence the wee lassie type shyness )
    3)Darrell has let himself down by sitting on the most important story ever in scottish sport .
    4)Darrell & him alone has decided to string along all listeners & readers with half truths & myths .

    In general he has been very crass & petulant in dealing with average guys asking general questions i know he has been the most pro-active’ish in his chosen field BUT never forget his distain @ anyone who had a bad word to say about rangers* & never forget his mockery & sniggering @ people in between points the man’s a Bozo . ( with no class )

    He aswell as many other Bozo’s are guilty of many breaches that are in the NUJ code ( i wont mention which ones ) see for yaself …… I cannot & will not feel a shred of pain for any of these creeps , i feel sorry for our good name in the world of sport & only hope that UEFA arrive & help us to get some credibility back as a footballing nation .
    ” The wars over ? .There never was a war ” 54 – 0

  37. BELLAMY1 says:

    Don’t you think the Clyde (wan) needs dredged?

  38. Derek says:

    Justinian says:
    15/03/2012 at 11:49 pm

    Derek says:
    15/03/2012 at 11:13 pm

    Been most enlightened by your comments of late. As you seem to be extremely well aware of what transpires ‘in the trade’ as it were – do Mr Clark or his sidekick have any previous wrt to high profile/large concerns IA?

    Ignore if you feel uanble to answer due to competitor/Professional considerations.
    ===============================
    As has been noted on this blog on a number of occasions in the last month, D&P’s corporate recovery business – formerly MCR – is a reputable firm with a growing profile. In fact they
    were the UK’s 2010 Corporate Recovery Firm of the Year (Mid sized firms) awarded at annual Insolvency and Rescue Awards late 2010. In purely commercial terms they have handled businesses way bigger than Rangers – some of the better known Administrations they handled being MFI, Borders Books, Adams, Au Naturale.

    Not had any experience d/w them myself but – and this is only my opinion – I think they will be regretting they ever heard of CW. I’m certainly not of the opinion that they are party to any underhand dealings with CW – they simply have too much to lose. Almost certainly CW told them some porkies too.

    I think on reflection as soon as HMRC reacted to the original Notice of intent to seek Administration they will question why alarm bells weren’t ringing. This is not something HMRC does very often and when it does it signals 1 or 2 things – current liability is not being paid and/or there are credibility concerns.. Perhaps they were seduced by the possibility of handling Scotland’s most publicised insolvency ever – a perfect opportunity to get their name known north of the border – ignoring the fact that they would not have time to do their own “due dilligence” like they would normally do 1 or 2 weeks prior to a company appointing them. It must have come as quite a surprise to them after their rushed (and somewhat less than perfect) appointment to have discovered the scale of the current tax problems.

    Like everyone else I await with growing interest their statement of affairs and report to creditors – gonna be a good read.

    I think the thing that still puzzles me is why they didn’t do what everyone else – including most IPs – would have done soon after appointment. And its not like they haven’t done it before. Take this example from 2010:

    “MCR administrators make 335 redundancies at Vergo Retail

    12 May 2010

    Nine retail outlets are closing and 335 positions are to be made redundant MCR administrators, appointed to Vergo Retail, announced.

    Sarah Bell and Steven Muncaster were appointed administrators to the department store business on 7 May 2010….”

    5 days it took in that case!!!

  39. Max B Gold says:

    Now with the advent of new media, they are instantly held to account, and the old inconvenient pieces appear to haunt them. The older guys genuinely believe, I think, that this is all very unfair and not how the game should be played. Hence the huffs and hurt feelings on display at the moment.
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    I would also imagine they are reflecting on how they allowed their careers to get to this low point. It’s no longer possible to dismiss criticism of their work on the WoS “poison” because there’s a lot more than blue and green having a go at them these days.

    This won’t be popular but I do feel a bit sorry for HK – he’s so out of his depth that I cringe for him most nights on SSB.

  40. Max B Gold says:

    3)Darrell has let himself down by sitting on the most important story ever in scottish sport .
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    To be fair to Darell when I spoke to one of his bosses a few weeks back he told me the paper had loads of stuff on CW/Rangers etc but couldn’t print it for legal reasons.

  41. Derek says:

    scapa says:
    16/03/2012 at 12:13 am
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    Derek says:
    15/03/2012 at 11:13 pm

    Anyway, i thought a bit of whimsy wouldn’t do any harm. Although, the real “storyline” on display here, would probably get short shift if you sent in to a publisher as a fictional work
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    I cannot disagree – At times Middle earth does seem less fantastical than what is unfolding Ibrokes way.

    PS – that Galadriel burd seemed a bit of alright.

  42. Anyone able to shed any light on the Matt Slayer of the BBC tweet regarding the American bid being a front for the whyte shyte ?

  43. scapa says:

    Max B Gold says:
    16/03/2012 at 12:48 am

    That’s the other problem, traditionally, sports journalism has not always attracted the best and the brightest, with a few outstanding exceptions. The “real” journalists tend to look down on the football reps as being not much more than gossip columnists, or as one hack put it, “press officers on our payroll”.

    Having said that, the performance of the “real” journalists on this story has been less than stellar.

  44. Max B Gold says:

    I think the thing that still puzzles me is why they didn’t do what everyone else – including most IPs – would have done soon after appointment. And its not like they haven’t done it before. Take this example from 2010:

    “MCR administrators make 335 redundancies at Vergo Retail

    12 May 2010

    Nine retail outlets are closing and 335 positions are to be made redundant MCR administrators, appointed to Vergo Retail, announced.

    Sarah Bell and Steven Muncaster were appointed administrators to the department store business on 7 May 2010….”
    ==========================================================================

    The cases quoted where redundancies were made are retail businesses. At RFC the employees/players were the actual product and it would be important to keep the punters coming through the gates and keep them onside to unscrupulously sook up their donations to keep the club going.

  45. garry88 says:

    Max B Gold says:
    16/03/2012 at 12:52 am ……… Forget being fair to Darrell , when’s life ever been fair FFS ,

    He could well have run with the 2 contract/side letter story a very long time ago , do NOT for 1 minute try & tell me he would not have run it if it were from let’s say the east end of the city.

    & it had nothing to do with ( loads of stuff or CW ) Like i said it was ” sitting on the most important story ever in scottish sport ” Theres no getting away from that ‘ myOmy …

  46. Slayer * slater oops my bad

  47. longtimelurker says:

    From KDS.

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    Daryl King’s resignation speech.

    I had a shit…

    [audio src="http://podcast.bauerradio.com/clyde/superscoreboard/2012_03_15_Clyde_1_Superscoreboard_Thursd.mp3" /]

  48. scapa says:

    Paul Murray says to the Sun:

    “Murray revealed: “We are in good shape for Friday. We will be making an offer to buy Rangers.

    “It’s then up to the administrators to evaluate any offers that come in, but they will have to crack on in terms of a decision.

    “I would like an answer next week and we are hopeful of being able to take control of the club and stabilise the situation.

    Read more: http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/spl/4198340/First-it-was-the-Blue-Knights-now-its-the-Arabian-Knights.html#ixzz1pEnzNk6

    What planet is this guy on? Neither Ticketus nor RFC(IA) have any hope of knowing where they stand for weeks yet.

  49. thesnooper says:

    Max B Gold. . .

    If Darryl King or his paper had info on Whyte they could have printed it. All they had to do was make sure it was correct.

  50. longtimelurker says:

    The sounds like Ellis 😉

    Another gem from KDS

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    The ownership of Stockport County is interesting because there were underhand dealings alleged. The remaining living shareholders were told at an AGM in 2005 that the ground had been transferred to a local double glazing firm. It later turned out that the transfer was to BGK Ltd which was also owned by Brian Kennedy.

    Kennedy then sold the club to the fans and they still pay rent to stay at the ground. None of the County fans are happy with his involvement. Particularly since Sale play rugger to a full house of fans travelling from Sale, about 4 miles away, on a Friday night, churn the pitch up and County then have to play on it the following afternoon in front of withering crowds. County have plummeted through the divisions while Sale Sharks triumphed.

    Next year Sale Sharks may be moving out to groundshare elsewhere and County fans fear that when their landlords go and their team in decline they may lose their ground.

    As an aside, Stockport fans sing a version of The Sash, which they have changed to The Scarf.

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