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Celtic in control as Jelavic looks to England and 25 pt penalty

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The litany of recent disasters to lower league opposition in the Scottish Cup, that is always read out when Celtic face a smaller club, on this occasion only served to underline what a solid performance the team gave against Peterhead.  After a brief alarm 42 seconds into the game Celtic were in complete control and apart from Joe ‘Could’ve been a Contender’ Ledley, looked like they enjoyed their trip to the North East.

Neither Paddy McCourt, Emilio Izaguirre nor Kelvin Wilson were particularly exuberant during the exercise, but they will have benefited from the 90 minutes, just as James Forrest and Gary Hooper will benefit from the rest.

For Celtic, focus is now on Dundee United on Saturday.  Meanwhile, Rangers’ Nikica Jelavic has been giving a similar message to the Croatian media, while speaking about his dream of a move to England and how Rangers may prefer a 25 point penalty and a suspension from Europe to paying a hefty tax bill:

“A transfer to England attracts me very much. I have dreamed about this for years. My aim is to move to a bigger club who play regularly in Europe, I want to shape up.

“The truth is that Rangers struggle with very deep financial problems. They owe 50 million euro in taxes, although there are a few different scenarios as to how this could be resolved.

“If they could get some money from my transfer they could pay-off part of the debts they accumulated through the years. There is also talk of bankruptcy.

“If I move it will be decision of the owners of the club.

“One potential outcome might be a 25 point penalty and one year suspension from Europe, which could be a better outcome than paying 50 million euro in tax.

“The team is focused on training and playing.  We would like to stay together and fight for the title.”

I have to agree, a 25 point penalty, with single season consequences, sounds like a very attractive outcome for Rangers, who are away to St Johnstone at lunchtime on Saturday.

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  1. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Bawsman 9 January, 2012 at 12:42

     

    General Suspension of Trading.

     

     

    The following company has been suspended from trading on PLUS with effect 12.00pm on 09/01/2012, for breach of Rule 51 of the PLUS Rules for Issuers.

     

     

    That’s a star for each 10 rules Timmy!!!

  2. voguepunter says:

     

    9 January, 2012 at 12:49

     

     

    dont

     

    please dont

     

    please please dont

     

    encourage him

     

    If he goes on a run of these you will be held accountable.

  3. Neil Lennon when asked about an immediate bid for Lionel Messi stated “I’ll need to have a wee chat with people and regroup.

     

     

    “I’ll have a chat with Peter and see where we’re at with that one. “He (Messi) is one of a number of forward players that I’m really really interested in.”

     

     

    :)

  4. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    bournesouprecipe 9 January, 2012 at 12:48:

     

    Shiraz the Chateuneuf de Pape is a catholic, that’s a corker.

  5. TIDMRFC

     

     

    The Rangers Football Club P.L.C.

     

     

    (the “Club”, the “Company” or the “Group”)

     

     

    Statement re suspension

     

     

    As a result of the delay in publishing its audited accounts to 30 June 2011 the

     

    board announce that the Company’s shares have been suspended from trading on

     

    PLUS pursuant to Rule 51.

     

     

    The delay has been caused as a result of finalising the audit, which the board

     

    believe will be complete on or around 31 January 2012. The delay in finalising

     

    the audit is principally related to the ongoing HMRC tax tribunal.

     

     

    The board of the Rangers Football Club plc is currently considering the merit

     

    of maintaining its listing on the PLUS market after 6 May 2012 being the date

     

    12 months following the acquisition of the 85.3 per cent. holding of the

     

    Company by The Rangers FC Group Limited.

     

     

    The Directors of The Rangers Football Club P.L.C. accept responsibility for

     

    this announcement.

     

     

     

    END

     

     

    (END) Dow Jones Newswires

     

     

    January 09, 2012 07:46 ET (12:46 GMT)

  6. James Forrest is Lennon on

    Lol remarkable statement from Rangers! Remarkable!

     

     

    So, their answer to being asked to fulfil their legal obligations is to consider their withdrawal from the PLUS exchange altogether?

     

     

    Think they would consider withdrawing from the SPL, SFA and UEFA if they are held to account by those organisations?

     

     

    I have never, in all my life, seen a shambles like this … it is becoming surreal.

  7. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    And now we have the date for the death of rangers. The 31st of January.

     

     

    Get yer champagne on ice!!!!

  8. ‘The delay in finalising the audit is principally related to the ongoing HMRC tax tribunal.’

     

     

     

    Well that’s understandable, isn’t it?

     

     

    What with the Tribunal coming out of the blue and catching everyone hunawares and everything.

     

     

    Could happen to anyone.

  9. If we thought that the MIB have been outrageous of late (circa 100+ years) then watch the ‘honest mistakes’ if the huns start off -25 points :-)

  10. LivornoBhoy-stands by Neil Lennon on

    “The Board of Rangers Football Club plc is currently considering the merit of maintainign its list on the PLUS market …” from Rangers statement to the Plus6 exchange on its suspension.

     

     

    Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha……Craig Whyte rejects the PLUS suspension.

     

     

    Dignity.

  11. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Its just been announced all share dealing in Rangers shares have been suspended.Anybody know what that means for them? H.H.

  12. James Forrest is Lennon on

    The Honest Mistake loves being first says:

     

     

    Lmao. Oh mate, if only wishing made it so …

     

     

    You know, I used to pray for something monumental to happen all at once; to wake up one day and find out MIH had crashed over-night, that Rangers had been cut adrift of their paymaster and were floundering. I used to dream of a sudden, unexpected disaster to strike out, a thunderbolt from a clear, blue sky.

     

     

    Now, to be blunt, I would love to see it play out, like this, over months or even years.

     

     

    This is not about having found patience. I am enjoying the slow Chinese Death of a Thousand Cuts being inflicted on them.

  13. Following the release of the Shares statement The Board of Rangers Football Club would like to invite all True Supporters of the Club to gather at Gullane Beach at 2pm today, where a mass, sorry collective burying your head in the sand competition will take place.

  14. Would anyone here do anything on credit for a company who has now had their shares suspended? Anyone? Bueller?

     

     

    The SFA need to wake up here. Rangers have failed to answer the questions asked by the governing body. They are now failing to follow corporate law.

     

     

    This is unacceptable behaviour.

  15. Plus SX (Stock exchange) ruling is very clear – if you don’t have audited accounts in a timeframe agreed by them, you’re in breach of the rules. How can investors confidently buy shares in an unaudited company?

     

     

    I expect cracked crests all round in the papes, sorry papers, tomorrow!

  16. Half Time Tombola on

    Can’t believe that 1 hour after the currant bun’s shares have been suspended (and 15 mins or so after a statement by the club) not one of the MSM has run the story – not even a few holding lines!

     

     

    Actually I can believe it.

     

     

    IfitwasusCSC

  17. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    WINKLEPICKERS says:

     

     

    9 January, 2012 at 12:27

     

     

    GREENJEDI 1209

     

     

    Are you my Mum?

     

     

    Cheers,bud.

     

     

     

    share

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    enmac75 stands shoulder to shoulder with Neil Lennon says:

     

     

    9 January, 2012 at 12:37

     

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

    drying up the streets. via ebay. vhs though

     

     

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=drying+up+the+streets&_sacat=See-All-Categories

     

     

     

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    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS says:

     

     

    9 January, 2012 at 12:46

     

     

    SOUTH OF TUNIS

     

     

    Hiroshima threw up a few possibilities on AMAZON,hopefully I got the right one.

     

     

    Took advantage of being on to order the GIL SCOTT-HERON bio,which is just out.

     

     

    Drying out the streets is sadly only available on VHS.

     

     

    I know I’m a technophobe,but…..

     

     

    Looks like a phone call to C4 OR LIVE ON THE MEMORIES.

     

     

    It may have been of it’s time,but I’ve carried that torch for 30 years,ffs,a bit like Stevie Nicks!

     

     

     

    share

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS says:

     

     

    9 January, 2012 at 12:54

     

     

    PAULSATIM 1211

     

     

    I seriously regret throwing out my old video.

     

     

    Mainly because all my Billy Conolly stuff was on that format.

     

     

    Fortunately,I still have Solo Concert,with the Crucifixion Sketch,on another format.

     

     

    Vinyl.

     

     

    And scared to play it too often in case I wear out the disc or the stylus.

     

     

    But again,thanks-you guys are amazing when someone asks a stupid question.

     

     

    My chosen subject…..

     

     

     

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    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS says:

     

     

    9 January, 2012 at 13:01

     

     

    PHILVIS RETURNS 1222

     

     

    You know I always get a kick from your robust defence of your opinions.

     

     

    Witty and honest.

     

     

    This is what I am,take it or leave it.

     

     

    Fair play to you.

     

     

    You were expecting a but” or possibly a “however” there,no?

     

     

    Sorry to disappoint you.

     

     

    You do a much better job of destroying your arguments than I ever could.

     

     

     

    share

  18. LivornoBhoy-stands by Neil Lennon says:

     

    9 January, 2012 at 13:05

     

     

    dave Provan latest tweet

     

    “jabba is said to be inconsolabe, unfortunately this cant be confirmed as he is incontinent at the time on club business”

  19. The Honest Mistake loves being first says:

     

    9 January, 2012 at 12:53

     

    Bawsman 9 January, 2012 at 12:42

     

    General Suspension of Trading.

     

     

    The following company has been suspended from trading on PLUS with effect 12.00pm on 09/01/2012, for breach of Rule 51 of the PLUS Rules for Issuers.

     

     

    That’s a star for each 10 rules Timmy!!!

     

     

    Brilliant :-)

  20. He refuses to release audited accounts.

     

     

    He refuses to have an AGM.

     

     

    He refuses to pay his bills.

     

     

    He refuses to answer questions in court.

     

     

    He refuses to reply to the SFA regarding being a fit and proper person.

     

     

    He refuses to actually confirm if he has any money.

     

     

    Craig Whyte I salute you sir, for giving every bhoy and ghirl out there, A Very Happy New Year…

  21. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    James Forrest is Lennon 9 January, 2012 at 13:04

     

     

    This is not about having found patience. I am enjoying the slow Chinese Death of a Thousand Cuts being inflicted on them.

     

     

    It’s a roller coaster ride that’s for sure. I’m enjoying it a the moment but if I had to choose again I would hope that a meteor would hit ibrox to end it all on day one than live through all this again.

  22. Well the general consensus on the brain’s trust that is FF is that this doesn’t matter as we can still sign players in January.

     

     

    Honestly.

  23. as regards the HMRC case with the people from south west glasgow, I sincerely hope that they get hung, drawn, and quartered, thrown out, ostracised? sent to coventry, everything else that can be done to them, and they leave us in peace to get on with out own lives and our own football team. No more OLD FIRM, just us, but can I tell you something, if they were ever banished to the cauldrons of 3rd division or the 4th or the 5th, if there was one, their entourage would jump on the bandwagon of dare I say it!!! Motherwell, or Hearts!!! thats assuming they are still in existence.

  24. Ten Men Won The League on

    I have just witnessed a dozen HMRC Panzer tanks heading in the vicinity of Edmiston Drive

     

     

    Raman Bhardwaj has just tweeted “i can’t see them, it’s a lie”

  25. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Sorry about the above,but people were polite enough to reply,and I did not want them to think that I ignored their answer.

     

     

    Unfortunately,I can speed-read,but can barely type worth a damn. Wich means I take a bit of time to catch up.

     

     

    You may have noticed.

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