Someone forwarded me the statement from US based Bill Miller which I read and ignored, thinking it was a wind-up. Incredibly, it’s ““Real””.
Bill tells us he will invest £11.2m into the club and:
“There is no way that Ticketus would agree to accept a “pence on the pound.
“It is apparent that there will be several lawsuits that will emerge in relation to a potential CVA exit.
“In order to preserve the club’s history, records, championships and assets, I will put the “heart” of the club into an “incubator” company while Duff & Phelps works to make the “sick patient” healthy through a CVA process that effectively works to “radiate” the toxicity of past administrations’ sins out of the patient while the “healthy heart” is preserved and moves forward.”
The above is an actual quote. I’m not even sure the pubs are open in America at this time of day.
But Bill, the “sick patient” owns the stadium, and as you suggest, a CVA would be prolonged. Craig Whyte owns security over the stadium and your refusal to deal with him might make playing there…. awkward. Any creditor, like HMRC or Whyte, could and perhaps would challenge a disposal of assets like the one you suggest.
He goes on:
“Any suggestion that Rangers history is lost by such a process is preposterous.
“Using such logic, Rangers would not actually have a 140-year history as its current corporate structure was only created in 1899. To suggest that Rangers thus have only a 113-year-old history is absurd.”
We’ve explained this one before. Rangers were incorporated 113 years ago; “Real”. The same entity, owning the same assets, existed pre-incorporation as an unincorporated football club.
Buying and selling history is almost as entertaining as buying the Eiffel Tower in cash off a guy in a Bellshill pub. If it’s possible, I demand Celtic PLC get off their bums and buy the history of ancient Greece.
“My offer is contingent upon the regulatory bodies agreeing that the club will begin play in the 2012/13 season in the SPL and that they will do so without any loss of points and with all historic titles intact.”
Ah, “contingent upon”. A condition; just what Duff and Phelps asked to be excluded. You’ve underplayed this one, Bill. If the SPL will agree to this they will surely agree to give you a 10 point bonus next season, just for being so nice.
“The time for talk is over. The club is in serious jeopardy of dying. “Real” [sic]liquidation is looming.”
I like this guy. He sounds like a “Real” level headed custodian for Rangers. Alas, I fear Duff and Phelps will be in sombre mood when next we hear from them.
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