BBC documentary, Live updates


Live updates on tonight’s BBC documentary, Rangers – The men who sold the jerseys will appear below.

The article will be updated throughout the evening with further comment and analysis available in the comments section.

BBC Revelations:

Graeme Souness received £30k from Rangers in an EBT in 2001, 10 years after leaving the club and while he was manager of Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn bought Turkish international, Tugay Kerimoğlu, from Rangers in 2001.

Duff and Phelps partner, David Grier, attended meetings where Craig Whyte’s use of Ticketus to repay Rangers bank debt was discussed before the transaction took place. Duff and Phelps are now suing Whyte and his solicitors for this transaction. The BBC have seen email evidence that Grier instructed the invoice to Ticketus.

Roger Isaacs from the Institute of Chartered Accountants said, “given that [Grier] was a partner of Duff & Phelps, I’m surprised that that involvement wasn’t firstly disclosed, and secondly doesn’t give rise to the sort of conflict of interest that I would have expected to have precluded Duff & Phelps from accepting the appointment as administrators.”

Isaacs, “I would expect Duff and Phelps.. to be forcibly replaced”.

Paul Baxendale-Walker, Rangers tax advisor and pornographer: “If HMRC don’t win, then hopefully you’re going to come back and say Paul, all the Rangers fans in this country want to thank you because you single-handedly saved Rangers FC £50m. You’re a hero.” (raises eyebrows while saying “hero”, Smoooth)

Paul, you’re a hero.

Sir David Murray: “I personally have never received any payment from any trust from Rangers Football Club”.

BBC: Murray received over £6m.

Graeme Souness received £30k 10 years after leaving Rangers while manager of Blackburn Rovers, five weeks before concluding transfer of Tugay Kerimoğlu.

40% of all Rangers players between 2000 and 2010 benefited from EBTs with some receiving half their income this way.

The SFA president received £95k over five years.

Sir David Murray: “It was non-contractual, it was discretionary”.

Ronald Waterreus’ agent questioned the tax scheme and was told “in the interests of Ronald as it enables him to receive funds tax-free.

“I can confirm that we will not pay these amounts to [Ronald] unless they are made through the use of the remuneration trust.”

Murray: “There was category no dual contracts at Rangers”.

Barry Ferguson and Stefan Klos each received £2.5m from EBTs, not declared to the SFA.

The SFA president declined to be interviewed about the £95k he received. In short his statement was “I knew nothing”.

Rangers fan Sammy asks of Sir David, “Why didn’t you just play by the rules?”

Murray borrowed the £6m he used to buy Rangers in 1988 from the Bank of Scotland.

Graham Spiers “Everything about his first decade in charge made him feel a bit man”.

Murray: “Too many people go through their lives never taking chances”.

Roger Isaacs, “All the evidence I’ve seen suggests that the money invested in Rangers has come from the bank”.

Mark Daly: “Sir David Murray left Rangers hopelessly exposed”.

Andrew Ellis: “Whyte told me Prince Albert of Monaco wanted to invest in Rangers.

“I see him every weekend, he wants to get involved.”

Prince Albert’s assistant: “His royal highness doesn’t know this Craig Whyte. His royal highness does not want to invest in this club”.

Murray, “I was duped”.

Speirs, “I believe [Murray] was duped”.

Old Murray friend, “David Murray is not the type of person to be duped by anyone”.

Whyte leaked email, “I have forwarded the projected financial projections to Mike McGIll (of Murray Group). These are not what we will use, they are not sustainable, but they are what the independent board committee want to see”.

Aiden Earley, on money said to be paid from Rangers to Barnstead Athletic, “The £250k that you refer to did not come from Rangers…. In the politest possible way I would very much never like to hear from you again in the context of Rangers”.

Alastair Johnston, Whyte turned out to be “a blatant liar”.

Sammy’s angry.

Gary Whitey, emailed Whyte and David Grier of Duff and Phelps in April 2011, “the Ticketus agreements will become unconditional”.

Duff and Phelps are suing Craig Whyte and his legal team for not disclosing the involvement of Ticketus in repaying Rangers bank debt. The BBC have emails to confirm that David Grier attended the meeting on 24 April 2011 where the Ticketus funding was arranged.

Duff and Phelps claim they knew about “a” Ticketus deal, not “the” Ticketus deal.

Duff and Phelps agreed to be interviews and then pulled out 30 minutes before the arranged time.

Grier, of Duff and Phelps, emailed in June 2011 Ticketus to say “We’ll arrange to get an invoice to you ASAP”.

Roger Issacs, Institute of Chartered Accountants, “I would expect Duff and Phelps to stand down or be forcibly replaced”.

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  1. In London and virginbox just packed in – so no access to BBC Scotland – any ideas for alternative access?

  2. tomthelennytim on

    Rangers Tax-Case




    Lost for words #OrwellPrize Thanks.


    2 minutes ago via web

  3. the glorious balance sheet on

    I`m surprised that Norwegian “superagent” Rune Hauge and Harry Redknapp`s dug Rosie are not named as EBT beneficiaries.

  4. ……..my ghod…..a sparrow must have drunk my Corona when I wasn’t looking…..it was gone in a flash……….”Mrs Threesy…….another Corona out here…….and pronto” …..that told her…..

  5. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    Does all their cheating not make you look back and really admire the work jansen o’neill starchan and Lennon have done in winning titles in recent decades? They succeeded the hard way. Not that I didn’t appreciate their work before now, but you know what I mean.

  6. ……anyone know the best cure for an ashtray induced lump on the back of the head?…..anyone?……anyone?

  7. Before the blog goes down, when do we think it will be back up again?


    I’m thinking 1045 ish.



    Meanwhile, enjoy!

  8. TeamSpirit on 23 May, 2012 at 19:49 said:


    type in vipbox.tv into google, the programme is there on the list.




  9. Stuck in Pompey guys. Really appreciate text commentary of daly’s doing of thems.

  10. bigphil47 on 23 May, 2012 at 19:50 said:









    Too late….



  11. geez, i’m up at 5am tomorrow for work, though got the feeling that tonight is going to be a momentous night on here!



    Paul67, I trust yer man in Belfast is ready for the flood? :D

  12. I’m literally wishing the minutes away until this documentary starts.



    Need to get one of those ‘Life’ things people keep telling me to.







  13. Pheeeeeewwwwwwww!! Got the burstin’ sorted but afraid there’s a wet trouser leg.


    Not too bothered. I can dry it in the warm glow at 9pm.



    H H



  15. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    People get ready There’s a train a-coming You don’t need no baggage You just get on board All you need is faith To hear the diesels humming Don’t need no ticket You just thank the Lord



    People get ready For the train to Jordan Picking up passengers From coast to coast Faith is the key Open the doors and board them There’s room for all among the loved the most



    There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner Who would hurt all mankind just To save his own Have pity on those whose chances are thinner Cause there’s no hiding place From the Kingdom’s Throne



    So people get ready for the train a-comin’ You don’t need no baggage you just get on board ! All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming Don’t need no ticket you just thank, you just thank the Lord



    Yeah – Ooh



    Yeah – Ooh



    I’m getting ready I’m getting ready this time I’m ready this time I’m ready



    Notepad up, pens and pencils at the ready



    Hail Hail

  16. sparkleghirl on

    Rangers tax case wins the Orwell Prize. What a day 23rd of May is turning out to be…

  17. Why is it that, when talking about this ebt-stuff…1998 is the starting point ?


    And yet, Mo Johnston, in 1989, in an interview with Jim White on Scotsport said that he had a tax-bill of £150k from Nantes which, according to MJ – Celtic couldn’t look at!!!!



    Yet, according to MJ – Rankers took care of it for me ?!?!? WTF ?



    Or, am I baring up the wrong tree again ?



    Hail Hail

  18. E-fag loaded….check.


    Cawfee at hand…check.


    Ice-cream in bowl….check.


    Telly on…check.


    IPad….tae hell wi’ it..


    …ah’m watchin this!


    Enjoy it Ghirls and Bhoys! Scotland’s Shame Exposed.

  19. Team Spirit. google vipbox live football stream i seen it rangers tax case 20-00 hrs try it

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