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Celtic Diary Wednesday June 1: The Times It Is A-changing Things

Marc Horne, the journalist behind the Times story regarding the senior police officers taking a few trips around the world , seems to have got his teeth into something.

 

Yesterday, we noted his somewhat one sided record of the accusations made against two senior cops, who have been accused of taking their holidays at the taxpayers expense, and today we’re looking at how he’s turned his guns on a judge…again, though, he’s only recording someone’s accusations.

 

 

Inquiry sheriff Lindsay Wood investigated over ‘a glaring

conflict of interest’ in Rangers court case  

 

The use of the word “glaring ” is the eye opener here.

 

In fact, if it was so glaring there probably wouldn’t need to be an investigation, but again, the story seems to reflect an opinion rather than the actual story.

 

A complaint involving a sheriff who held shares in Rangers FC and granted more than 20 warrants during the failed police inquiry into the club’s takeover is being investigated after he was accused of a “glaring judicial conflict of interest”.

Concern has been raised over the role that Sheriff Lindsay Wood played in the ill-fated investigation into allegations of fraud linked to the collapse and sale of the Ibrox club.

Wood regularly appears at Rangers matches and social events and was said to have a framed photograph of the club’s stadium in his chambers.

It is understood that a formal complaint made against him is being investigated by Craig Turnbull, Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.  

 

 

In the first four paragraphs there is no mention of who has filed the complaint, or why.

 

But there is plenty that subliminally points the reader in the direction of guilt,

 

And there’s more…just so the readers know who the god guys are….

 

After the collapse of Rangers, David GrierDavid Whitehouse and Paul Clark, of Duff & Phelps, a consultancy firm, were appointed to manage the club’s affairs. All three were arrested over allegations of fraud but later cleared of all charges. 

 

 

Then we begin to see a narrative emerge….

 

Many Rangers supporters, however, believe they failed to do enough to prevent the club’s demise. The saga has already triggered a public inquiry and cost the taxpayer tens of millions of pounds in payments to individuals who were prosecuted maliciously.  

 

 

There wasn’t a great deal they could do to save the club, unless the fans stumped up the tens of millions owed to the taxpayer.

 

Of course, that’s not the “tens of millions ” mentioned here, that’s a separate “tens of millions

 

 

Of course, it doesn’t seem to have occurred to Horne that there seems to be an awful lot of “tens of millions ” that is either being unnecessarily paid from the taxpayers pockets, or , indeed, never actually found it’s way into them in the first place.

 

Then he mentions the parent club….but somehow fails to mention liquidation, only administration….

 

This year it emerged that Wood held shares in Rangers’ former parent company, which became worthless when the club went into administration in 2012. Records from 2008 confirm that he owned 110 shares.  

 

 

The so called parent company, which burst into existence shortly after the club went into liquidation, was a way of explaining how the assets of the club were sold before the creditors could get any money.

 

 

They didn’t go bust, they simply changed their name to …

 

 

THE RANGERS FC GROUP LIMITED

Company number 07380537 

 

as Companies house states…

 

Previous company names
Name Period
WAVETOWER LIMITED 17 Sep 2010 – 12 May 2011

 

A stadium valued at around £50m just a year or two before was part of a £5m assets package that was sold to a Yorkshire businessman and his Sevco company, which later became the Rangers International football club and then just Rangers.

 

 

To save a club or company from liquidation, it;s necessary to pay the debt, or you don;t save the club or company.

 

We’ve been through all this before, and the problem is the media would rather we didn’t keep going through it.

 

 

Then again, someone has to.

 

Perhaps our intrepid hack at the times would like to investigate further.

 

Instead of reporting that a police officer wore Rangers cufflinks while conducting interviews, as he does in this piece, why not ask more serious questions, such as why the police, if , indeed they were, were so desperate to convict what they clearly felt were fraudsters.

 

Did they have genuine cause to believe a crime had been committed, or was it part of an establishment agenda, maybe to protect and cover certain individuals wrong doings and keep everything in house ?

 

Until we finally get to the truth, rumours and half truths will continue to fill the interweb, and other places.

 

If Horne would like to get in touch, we could help him with plenty of information, certainly more than enough for him to run a few stories, and ask a few questions.

 

We’re pretty sure other outlets are interested in this story, in 2021,  Rangers , as a search term, had 860, 000 searches on google, whereas Celtic only has 92.000.

 

That’s an anomoly that suggests someone is doing their homework somewhere.

 

One question that springs to mind is about why the Scottish government  hasn’t raised an inquiry as to all matters concerning the liquidation of Rangers and the person, or persons involved.

 

We believe that one influential character is now no longer with us, but plenty of others are….

 

 

Anyhoo, that’s enough about them for the moment.

 

 

We hear that twelve players will be leaving Celtic over the next few weeks, and the automatic qualification for the UCL groups means it won’t be anyone the manager doesn’t want to leave, in which case theres no need to list them, as you’ll have a pretty good idea who they are by now.

 

Some we’ll be sad to see go, such as Karamoke Dembele, who hasn’t realised his potential , some we’ll be pleased to see go, such as Alben Ajeti, who hasn’t realised he’s at Celtic, and some will be themselves glad to go, such as Chris Jullien, who hasn’t relaised he isn’t injured any more.

 

More intriguingly, six is the number of new players, and the number of new players shall be six, is the declaration from those who listen at the doors of the ranch.

 

No names have been mentioned, which is par for the course, as the club are a little reluctant to publicise their targets for fear of being gazumped, which makes sense.

 

There seems to be a change or two in the back room staff on the way as well, but we’re not entirely convinced that Kevin Thomson has left Kelty Hearts to come to work at Celtic.

 

Stranger things have happened though, but not that much stranger.

 

Although once ange Postecoglou has got his first team squad sorted, we do hear he wants to build from within his second generation, much like Alex Ferguson did at Manchester united, which is why the scouting and sports science departments will be overhauled as well.

 

 

Exciting times ahead, it seems, as Celtic suddenly look like a club with a plan,

 

 

After winning the BBC best club side ever poll, quite convincingly in the end, there may even be someone who has noticed that either there are a lot of Celtic fans out there who just voted for their team, which indicates a huge market, or there are a lot of people out there with a respect for the club and it’s history, which indicates a large potential market.

 

Although the financial world is quite unstable just now, one gets the feeling that there will be investors casting an envious eye towards Glasgow….

 

Especially if they find out that even if they fail, they can just start up again without paying any of their debts.

 

 

Yesterday, we had this…

 

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Cortes 

 

Stein signs wall ace  

 

 

 

Today…

 

 

Thousandaire' Craig Whyte – No Friend of Celtic

 

 

 

 

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IRISHGUY
25 days ago

Any of you guys got a spare quid on you

P Cochrane
25 days ago

“Won’t anyone give me my pound back?”

charlie
24 days ago
Reply to  P Cochrane

am no wan fur tellin a man how tae spend his pound but thers better value in the barras

Spudscave
25 days ago

Comment- Right everyone you hum it and I’ll sing to the Tune of the Hot chocolate classic It started with a Quid never thought it would come to this

An Occasional Contributor
25 days ago

In 2015

DAVE KING has moved to allay fears over Rangers’ Stock Exchange suspension and again insisted he has a new Nominated Advisor lined up to come on board at Ibrox.

https ://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/sport/13303684.king-nomad-will-be-in-place-for-rangers-rebuilding-job/

In 2016

Rangers will have to ask UEFA for special dispensation to play in Europe next season due to their failure to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.

Club licensing rules state that losses over the most recent three-year period shouldn’t exceed £4,265,000 – and Gers have lost £18.9million since 2014.

https ://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rangers-only-able-play-europe-9360873

Since 2016 No NOMAD has been appointed and as a direct result of that over £74m has been raised in extra Investment in order to post a further £74m IN LOSSES.

2016-17 £6.7m Loss
2017-18 £14.3m Loss
2018-19 £11.27m Loss
2019-20 £17.46m Loss
2020-21 £24.2m Loss

Extra Investment through Debt for Equity Share Issues

2017-18 £1,466,253.38 (1 x Share Issue)
2018-19 £8,981,593.02 (4x Share Issues)
2019-20 £16,343,575.10 (5x Share Issues)
2020-21 £43,783,892.63(11x Share Issues)
2021-22 £4,323,286.33 (1x Share Issue)

Combined Losses last Season £67m

Now it seems to me at least that the SFA in opting to opt out of UEFA FFP basically paved the way for mounting losses at Ayebrokes in order to get them back into European Football and the Financial Reward that that brings with minimum scrutiny.
Dave King it seems also never planned to appoint a NOMAD as this would of course mean actual scrutiny of the Accounts by the AIM in the London Stock Exchange.

The Rangers Board have gambled massively on getting access to the Champions League this Season and although getting the the Europa League has netted approximately £34m this still falls way short of the £47m in extra Investment chucked at it by internal Investors.
failure to secure Champions League via the Qualifiers could result in massive ramifications for them going forward.
King of course has since been squeezed out and desperate to offload his shares in the Direction of Club 1872 has seen his and their Shareholding Diluted massively by these 22 separate Share Issues resulting in an overall dilution of over £74m since 2018.

Club 18-72 have seen their own Shareholding go from :
6.25% ( 5,093,326 Shares) in Nov 2016
5.13% ( 22,202,833 Shares ) in April 2022

Which is 353% Increase in Shares reaping a 1.12% overall reduction in Shareholding

SEVCONOMICS

Not one Media outlet has mentioned a thing about this since King departed.
The SFA haven’t questioned it.
UEFA haven’t batted an eyelid.

Auldheid
24 days ago

When asked by Phil MacGiolla Bhain if the 5WA conflicted with UEFA FFP, specifically Article 12 that saw Sevco ineligible to apply for a UEFA licence in 2012 until they had been members of the SFA for three years (NOTE: sfa TO DO WITH NOT HAVING THREE YEARS ACCOUNTS) UEFA stated they had not seen the 5WA but significantly gave no indication that they would determine the answer.

The Masonry reaches far especially with the likes of Dallas having a role there.

I contacted the Sunday Times Newsdesk last night to pass an e mail to Horne pointing out Clark and Whitehouse had not been honest with SPFL lawyers in March/April 2012 when they failed to provide correspondence that would have prevented LNS justifying his decision as he did stating no question of dishonesty.

However I am not hopeful of an answer because of the pile of shit that lies under such events in 2012 that no one (including Celtic who accepted the 5WA ) want aired.

An Occasional Contributor
24 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

All Corruption Investigations are based solely on one thing.

Evidence.

People who are corrupt try to hide or destroy one thing in order to get away with their corruption.

Evidence.

https ://guide.iacrc.org/the-basics-of-evidence-for-fraud-and-corruption-investigators/

It has been almost a decade since the fabled 5 Way Agreement was supposedly signed in a Clandestine Meeting in a non disclosed room somewhere in the U.K.
A meeting which was to change and affect Scottish Football going forward from that day onwards.
To date the minutes of of this meeting have never been revealed or seen the light of day.
To date not one of Signatories has seen fit to release the full details of this meeting.

Now from a Detective point of view this would at least seem to warrant some kind of Investigation.
Alas it would seem no Detective nor Investigative Journalist in the entire sphere of the Media seems remotely interested as to what went on in that meeting.
Absence of evidence of course does not prove evidence of absence.
However what it does do is raise suspicions warranting further Investigation.

Pressure needs to be applied in this area I feel as it is very clear none of the Signatories wish for those minutes to be released.

If you have nothing to hide then why feel compelled to hide it?

Id start with the SFA and SPFL on that score.
Someone initiated the need for such a Clandestine gathering.

TicToc
24 days ago

Great work. I didn’t know the SFA could (and did) opt out of FFP.
I just don’t see how they can do this but Celtic FC should be ‘encouraged’ to chase this up. We know corruption is, and has always been, widespread in Scottish fitba’ but even I am appalled at this. Will ‘they’ EVER be held to account about ANYTHING? I still believe if enough of us are diligent and determined enough that we can make headway. But really, isn’t that what journalists are supposed to do?

An Occasional Contributor
24 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

Ralph does the jokes in here TT

Warning :
Do not attempt to hold one’s breath whilst waiting for the media to do their jobs.

charlie
24 days ago

is that you saiz

An Occasional Contributor
24 days ago
Reply to  charlie

Some Saiz it is
Some Saiz it isny 😉

Just an occasional contributor who loves the Celtic.
God Bless the Charlie’s of the World

charlie
23 days ago

heh heh

The Great Suprendo
25 days ago

Let me ask you, Officers…. Have any of you ever seen the movie ‘Catch Me If You Can’?

tony carlin
25 days ago

“My name is Craig and I’m an alcoholic, shite wrong meeting!”

Bognorbhoy
25 days ago

Caption…
When I said bale , I wasn’t saying we would sign Gareth , what I meant was I would make bail ..

John McDermott
25 days ago

Craigy White surrounded by a load of Craigy White!

Mcklintop
25 days ago

A 55, a 2, a 3….Hullo, Hullo we are the….shit what’s that word there? The writings a bit smudged.

Michael Annis
25 days ago

Caption Craig White giving clues in the Spot the Ball competition. .

Hoop hoop hooray
25 days ago

And now the end is near and so we face the final curtain

Mark
25 days ago

caption;
“Let The Banter Years commence”

Honest Hoops
25 days ago

Caption; We are just waiting on Father O’Reilly to read out our last rights..

Cesar
25 days ago

In the end it wasn’t even close. Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle both outstanding, but the stand-up comedy award goes to Craig Whyte who made everyone in Scotland pish themselves over & over again.

BornCelt!
25 days ago

Caption – Just had an update from Ange, we’re fucked. HH!

BornCelt!
25 days ago

Caption – Just had an update from Ange, we’re screwed. HH!

Binkabhoy
25 days ago

Love the bit about the different ‘tens of millions’ Ralph, excellent

El Gringo
25 days ago

Not a caption as such but the look of sheer terror in the whites of Whytey’s eyes is just priceless.

And are the cops wearing anti artillery vests under their fluorescents or what?

mattybhoy
25 days ago

caption.there is 3 ways out of this 1. liquidation 2. liquidation 3. liquidation

El Gringo
25 days ago

Aye, good article, Ralph, I’m quite shocked to hear there’s actually a ‘journalist’ investigating some of the events at the Oldco but given he refuses to mention the L word we can be sure he’s juts another Agent Orange, or Controlled Opposition as they’re know round here.

They could report on those events from here to eternity but the last thing they’ll ever tell us is the truth because that truth is so dark and stinking and corrupt and it would bring too many famous talking heads down with it and would finally bring the true extent of Freemasonic influence on Scottish society into the light, and the last thing a Mason wants is to get caught and his lies exposed.

HHBhoy
24 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

the truth is still being buried along with rangers 72

El Gringo
25 days ago

Aye, good article, Ralph, I’m quite shocked to hear there’s actually a ‘journalist’ investigating some of the events at the Oldco but given he refuses to mention the L word we can be sure he’s juts another Agent Orange, or Controlled Opposition as they’re known round here.

henkesdreadlocks
25 days ago

Caption…….

‘My message to the my fellow (ahem) bears is simply this

The game is over,……. the rebels have won……………..again’

We were the peeepil
We surrender’

Fancybhoy
25 days ago

That will be an ecumenical matter…!

Owen Mullions
25 days ago

Caption
“F*ck’s sake! Wan look at the Hun accounts has left me bug-eyed”.

TicToc
24 days ago

Ralph, your ‘reporting’ about the old huns is factually inaccurate and only helps muddy the water further. Please amend or delete.
The “agreed bidder” (for the original huns’ assets) was Sevco 5088 Ltd. The sale somehow went to Sevco Scotland Ltd. (a fast move by C. Green). Sevco Scotland Ltd. (who played Brechin on 29th July 2012) changed its name to The Rangers Football Club Ltd. on 31st July 2012 and that is what it is now. On the same date, the original huns changed its name to RFC 2012 PLC and that is the name that is in Liquidation. The true huns with a name change is in Liquidation. No “holding” company involved, just a name-change to facilitate a scam and pretend Rangers FC did not die. Whyte’s company, Wavetower changed its name as you ‘report’ to The Rangers FC Group Ltd. but it had nothing to do with any of this. It was probably Whyte trying to be a fly-man only to be outdone by Green who IS a fly-man. FFS, don’t confuse things further, this is just what they want!! Rangers International Football Club PLC (born in November 2012) is the company which issues shares and somehow ‘owns’ TRFC Ltd. although it was created after TRFC Ltd.
ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN DONE WITHOUT CHALLENGE AND IS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE. A scam facilitated (though not created by) Companies House which should be made to answer for its compliance with all of this and its inaction.
I really don’t have time to try to keep accuracy in the spotlight whilst well-meaning mis-information is ‘published’ on Tim sites!!

charlie
24 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

you tellum tic toc COYBIG

Auldheid
24 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

You should try reminding everyone for 9 years was 3 years SFA Membership that Sevco needed to have to be eligible to apply for a UEFA licence and not 3 years accounts. I read a really good explanation of events in 2012 and why Rangers FC Ltd are a new club only for the author to screw up the most damning of evidence by saying 3 years accounts were the reason.

Rangers as was ceased to be members if the SFA in 2012 in spite of a transfer of SFA Membership at SFA discretion under SFA Article 14 with title PROHIBITION of Transfer of SFA Membership that contained a discretion clause…. UEFA simply did not recognise the transfer (a key part of the 5WA) as conferring continuity as to do so would have undermined the purpose of Article 12 UEFA FFP that requires a club to have 3 years membership in order to protect the integrity of UEFA competitions and was the grounds for the Traverso reply of 8th June 2016 calling “Rangers” a new club/company.. Protecting Scottish football from the loss of revenue Rangers created by their dishonesty saw integrity kicked into touch.

I jest in my opening TT as I share your frustration at times because the devil is in the detail and only by clarifying it will the devil be exorcised.

charlie
24 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

auldheid do you think the duff and phelps trials might xpose mer ae the zombie bullshit

henkesdreadlocks
24 days ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie, could you imagine any mere mortal businessman doing what Sir David Murray did and not end up in the jail? They wouldn’t, dare I say,have a leg to stand on.

charlie
24 days ago

henke am no a bad shoplifter and buisness isnae ma forte but surely ther ar tims oot ther wae the cabbage and the brains tae make sure the truth be told……………but by and by did ye heer anything aboot mikey am startin tae thnk he went telly steelin in dundee wae monti and the two crackpotts ar in the pokey heh heh

Auldheid
24 days ago
Reply to  charlie

There really should be a full investigation into the handling of Rangers FC PLC demise by all parties involved SFA, then SPL, SFL, Rangers FC PLC, Rangers FC Ltd and the Police/Judiciary to establish why the behaviour of Rangers FC PLC under Sir David Murray cost the taxpayer the extraordinary lost tax that it did, but I sense no appetite at SG level to pursue it.

Some may remember a report by The Offshore Game about 5 year ago that set out the case for looking into the UEFA Licence 2011 shenanigans and the LNS Commission.

That report was given to the Scottish Government at the time but no observable follow up by them.

If you wake up one morning to the sound of airborne oinks from a squadron of pigs flying past your window then that will be the day any investigation starts.

An Occasional Contributor
24 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

See my post above regarding the resident incumbent’s unique approach to Financing the currant schitt show.
74.8m in Debt for Equity Sjares Issues in 22 Tranches since 2017-18 has more or less funded the Gerrard Revolution whilst they posted £67 m in losses has seen them,the SFA and UEFA apparently disregard any notion off the FFP regulations on Licensing?

The more things change the more they seem to stay the same.

TicToc
24 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

Auldheid, it seems to me too many supposed Celtic fans have no interest in the Truth, just like the huns can’t stand the Truth, and are happy to just put captions in and such-like and do hee-haw about things that truly matter. Jesus H Christ it’s just SO disappointing; well it’s actually a damn sight worse than that but I wont ‘preach’ to you as I’m well aware it would be ‘preaching’ to the converted.

El Gringo
24 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

The truth is the most dangerous commodity on Earth.

That’s why the powers that be spend every second of every day hiding it.

Besides, no one wants to know as a comforting lie is FAR easier to live with than the stark and brutal truth,

As I stand testimony to on every Tic site I’ve ever been on.

charlie
24 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

gringo a think you make a lotta sense sumtimes even though ye use a hundred names but keep yer eye oan the baw mate COYBIG

HHBhoy
24 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

Well said Auldheid, it will always have to be well said to avoid inaccuracies. Good on you for your perisitance on the truth.

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
24 days ago

Caption: “and these guys beside me will be off to America on your dime very soon!”

greenmaestro
24 days ago

So the order is 60,000 jelly and ice cream and one soor ploom.

Woof Charlie
24 days ago

Caption: Craig Whyte at the launch of his autobiography ‘A penny for them.’ (© in case the wee scheister tries to use that).

24 days ago

Caption “Oi, don’t call me a disgrace! In 10 years time you lot will be drinking out of toilet bowls”

24 days ago

I’m not sure you’re really getting what this reporting is about.

This is about bent (in the criminal sense) public servants (cops, prosecution services, judges etc) going after those they perceived as taking down their beloved Rangers (old, new, borrowed and blue).

The wretched corrupt cop Robertson, as well as the crimes noted above, also intimated the likes of Charles Green associate, Imran Khan, by singing The Billy Boys, threateningly to him in an interrogation.

All of these Rangers men and women abused their positions of power to get revenge for the demise of their club.

This is a scandal and some reports say it will cost the public purse about £100m in the final reckoning.

This is rightly being highlighted, especially as the Scottish Government are talking about cutting back public services due to lack of money.

It also needs to be highlighted that the only ones who are paying a price for this is the public and not the guilty parties, who as far as I can see, are paying no penalties whatsoever.

TicToc
24 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

HEAR! HEAR!

TicToc
24 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

Sneaky vendetta’s are for virgins and huns; which of the two are you cowardly down voters? Where’s your comment to back up your vote?
What have you contributed to Celtic FC? Or eTims?
It’s okay, wanker, it’s rhetorical. If/when I find you (both the singular and the plural) you can expect to have one bad fukkin day. It’ll be free of charge. That’s a promise.
You’re a fukkiun (a fukkin hun or should be) even if you pretend to be a Tim.
I look forward to ‘speaking to you’. You’ll drop it somewhere, and my ears are open. Sleep tight, arsehole(s).

HHBhoy
24 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Guilty party – David Murray

Cesar
24 days ago

Mr.Whyte, I think there’s been a misunderstanding. We’re not here from the You’ve Been Framed T.V. show, we’re here from the You’ve Been Framed court case.

charlie
24 days ago

wee craigie says yees need tae excuse ma slabberin am oan ma wae hame fae a timmy celebration

charlie
24 days ago

am no wan fur expecting scotland tae dae fok all but iff we canny beat a team who huvnae fookit clark must go and gilmour anaw did yon we diddy touch he baw

Kevin
24 days ago

Hands up , who wants to save their club? ……. A said hands up , who wants to save their club ?

You mad about ETims or just plain mad? Why not buy the t-shirt at http://etims.spreadshirt.co.uk/