Century of Vanity hid truth


It’s not like we didn’t warn them.  Charles Green, with his ‘blame it on bigotry’ and ‘Rangersitis’ nonsense was an even more transparent charlatan than wee Craig Whyte.  Green moved in, fed them the nonsense they were oh so willing to swallow, and made off with their millions.  All carried out in broad daylight.

The financial realities were self-evident from day one of Newco’s existence.  For a while you had to wonder if any of vast number of fans, journalists and fan-journalists with computers had a spreadsheet between them.  But, a more powerful force than Rangersitis had taken hold – vanity.  The kind of vanity only those afflicted by a notion of supremacy are susceptible to.

Their club was liquidated, a newco was formed.  It adopted Rangers’ name while the original club was still an SFA member (and granting permission for their players to turn out for was for the time known as ‘Sevco Scotland’.

Put yourself in their shoes for a moment.  This isn’t an easy pill to swallow.  Around these parts people invest the kind of sentiment in their football team which goes into nationalism elsewhere, occasionally causing wars.  It’s a primitive but natural part of all of us, so perhaps we should have been more respectful of the feelings of others at the time.  Cough.

If someone was able to chart the world’s Cognitive Dissonance harvest it would have been off the chart for the last two years, brought about when a degrading reality met a supremacists vanity.  The subsequent scarcity of Armageddon (biff), Celtic’s flourishing Champions League action (bang), the new New Firm (whallop) were all late blows which none of the Jokers at Ibrox anticipated.  Even Kilmarnock managed to sort themselves out without collapsing into administration.

Without the ability to accept credit or debit cards, or with the bank’s authority to allow fans to automatically renew season tickets, the signs are written as tall as Ibrox’ Club Deck.  I can’t see more than a few thousand being prepared to throw their money into a landfill site.

Season ticket renewal deadline has been moved to a week before when next month’s wages are due.  Right now the directors have a reasonable aspiration that tens of thousands of fans will renew but on 17 May, the day after the deadline, reality should crystallise.  If there was a spread bet available, I’d put my money on administration in the days to follow.

Money talks, it don’t sing and dance and it don’t do walking away….

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  1. Geordie,



    It probably will be, but they’d have been feeling the pressure a good bit more had Everton got 3 points today.

  2. starry plough


    14:45 on


    26 April, 2014


    From Amadeus again



    “Sally to Peralta, “em, Arnie, to be honest, em, we don’t do that here, it’s offensive to the support, we have certain traditions” Peralta “Que?”



    More likely. Peralta. “Is my next wage packet secure?”

  3. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    It will all revolve around negotiations on the sale and leaseback. Everone will want a continued % but the huns want the spivs out. That is what they dont want. Cut and run and contemplate finally the unthinkable I.e starting anew or being fleeced for the pretence. Luckily there are none of them clever enough collectively to do it by themselves. They will be paying through the nose for that pretention forever and ever.




  4. Regards the huns that are still buying season tickets… (borrowed from Sir Winston)



    “The only recorded instance in history of rats swimming towards a sinking ship”

  5. John O’Neil



    14:03 on 26 April, 2014





    ‘Decent idea but why would the FA want that?’






    Don’t know.



    The received wisdom though is that UEFA and FIFA are unhappy with there being four home associations.

  6. thezombieslayer on

    Listening to shortbread and huns belting out better than all the rest







  7. Corkcelt



    The problem with the 15 point deduction for Sevco is the recognition that this would be their first administration event, therefore, not the same club.



    I’d settle for that, while we await their ‘first’ liquidation.

  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    North Korean title celebrations or riots ?




  9. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on





    “that he had lured the prostitute to the meeting with the intention of beating him.” Then one thing led to another.”



    I cant get the mental picture out my head:)))

  10. Neustadt-Braw on

    afternoon champions from a mild Lower Saxony …………The Celtic are just about to play and I have a cheeky wee bet on a 4 + goals scored …shooting boots will be primed and ready ….absolutely braw ….its Pils o,clock ….braw

  11. Again Sir Winston…



    “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

  12. the zombies celebrate with simply the best and we are the champions ………












    deluded mentalist, meamwhile a big mcgills bus appeared at the front door and more bags of swag were loaded up

  13. “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

  14. Ernie,



    How would the Northern Irish FA react to IRA songs from Celtic fans? We would have to get rid of them as the English wouldn’t tolerate it.



    Wouldn’t some of the SFA men just be transferred to this new body? RCO for example.

  15. “What is our aim?…Victory – victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.



    We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give Timmy the tools and he’ll finish the job”

  16. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on



    Got the books sir.


    Thank you


    Opened the 1st one


    “A terrible revenge” and have started reading it .


    1st ever Ebook & zoomed at 200%:))) so will take getting used to,as I said I have been meaning to get round to some reading for a long time and use my bit of a brain :)))


    again thank you.

  17. starry plough


    14:45 on


    26 April, 2014


    From Amadeus again



    “Sally to Peralta, “em, Arnie, to be honest, em, we don’t do that here, it’s offensive to the support, we have certain traditions” Peralta “Que?”



    I was thinking along the lines of the story told about the night that Donald got caught on camera belting out the ould numbers.



    Amoruso said to Porrini. I wonder what Neil think about what Donald singing. Porrini replies, with some accuracy ‘Neil only theenkabout his ten grand a week’ I would guess same applies to Peralta.

  18. Leftclicktic



    Thanks again for your earlier kind post. Off to start the celebrations.



    Enjoy your book.

  19. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Supporting or sponsoring the huns has went from a tax for the stupid to extorting the tax man to voluntarily giving money to a criminal syndicate with the full collusion of the country..both of them, UEFA and the ECA




  20. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    john o’neil



    15:01 on26 April, 2014



    The SFA blazers would need to learn not to instinctively boo the N.I national anthem. Lets get our priorities in order.




  21. RRC



    Carlsberg would have struggled to keep up with all the days Big Jock gave us.

  22. Let’s not be churlish, bhoys and ghirls. It’s only polite to congratulate The Rangers on winning the third tier title. It is after all the proudest moment in their short history.



    And it must be nice for them to follow in the footsteps of such fine football as Queen Of The South and Cowdenbeath,

  23. Just think of the uproar had THEY not squandered £70,000,000 and failed to win the fourth and third division titles.

  24. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on



    when I hear it now I just laugh at them (again)





    seen on twitter


    Used to cringe when I heard that song “simply the best” now I love it…. I even smile when it’s on.

  25. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon



    Sorry for the delayed reply.. I was away buying up all the packs of Tena men I could find… I reckon I’l be able to open a stall doon the barras and sell them 2 furra pounda, 2 furra pound.. get yer tena men, 2 furra pound….





    oh the irony for every fiver we spend they’ll spend tenna……..cash only though………………………………………………………….

  26. True Awe Naw.



    Would the English FA tolerate the desires for goats from SFA drones?

  27. It’s not like we didn’t warn them. Charles Green, with his ‘blame it on bigotry’ and ‘Rangersitis’ nonsense was an even more transparent charlatan than wee Craig Whyte. Green moved in, fed them the nonsense they were oh so willing to swallow, and made off with their millions. All carried out in broad daylight.



    Paul I have posed the question once or twice previously.



    Just exactly who was filling Chuckles’ mouth?

  28. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on



    Enjoy your birthday sir,


    they come round quicker every year :))))

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