Ashley fait accompli

Tuesday’s Telegraph suggested Mike Ashley is about to increase his shareholding in newco to 29.9% via a share issue, in contravention of his agreement with the SFA on multiple ownership.  This morning the club informed the stock market the Ashely’s appointee, Derek Llambias, is now chief executive. The key passage in the Telegraph article is: [...]


Midweek change for Celtic

Busy article today, watch out for notes at the bottom on: Magners ticket competition for 27 December Mary’s Meals Malawi school kitchen appeal CQN Annual, final few posting days before….. CQN Christmas Raffle – winners have been drawn One of the resources Ronny Deila has been short of since taking over is training days.  Players [...]


Payoffs, what price silence in these circumstances?

There’s lots of understandable media interest in the anticipated parting of the ways of ‘Greatest (only) Ever Rangers Manager’ Ally McCoist and newco.  McCoist, as ever, has let it be known that he’s looking for a £400k golden handshake, which will almost certainly have the club offer more of its commercial assets to Mike Ashley [...]


Ranters regret, BDO and SPL £250k fine

Last week we shone a light on why newco may have withdrawn their ill-conceived rant against Dundee United over the SFA’s award of £204k to newco as Training Compensation for Charlie Telfer signed out of contract. Where Training Compensation is disputed, the SFA are obliged to award the losing club the entire amount of money [...]