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. Gordon_J



    Thanks for that. WAs wondering earlier where Jelavic was. His career hasnae exactly rocketed.

  2. John O’Neil



    15:01 on 26 April, 2014






    How would the Northern Irish FA react to IRA songs from Celtic fans?’








    Of all the possible objections to the idea that must be just about as insignificant as you could come up with.



    Negativity and fear and downplaying our attractiveness as a Club. Is that all you have to offer?



    Parochial, introverted and miserable.

  3. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon


    And Hull score again:))


    till later all

  4. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on

    The mullet back in the running for manager of the year as Motherwell score the last goal of the game ;)

  5. Happy days! Hi Bhoys. Followed this site since Strachan days and only just got round to registering. HH from Melbourne.

  6. South Of Tunis on

    Much hype in Italy re Conte becoming the next Manager of Manchester United . If true, the players are in for a big change of lifestyle and some serious training .



    Berlusconi busy denying that he has agreed to sell AC Milan to a Singaporean businessman for 500 Million Euros.Lot of money when you consider that the Famous Glasgow Rangers were sold for a pound

  7. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    john o’neil



    16:41 on 26 April, 2014





    Bloody Bolton Hamilton?



    C’mon. I would rather get a proposal from Michael Boulton’s mullet.



    Regards Hamilton.






    Calm the jets John. It’s a blog, you made a point and I disagreed.



    I genuinely don’t think a few rebel songs would make an iota of difference should the English FA/SKY be faced with a decision about our admittance to their league.

  8. Paul67


    There is another strand in the “how did it get to this state?” in the Rangers story. A strand we all know but probably now take for granted.



    That strand which you will seen over years was an absolute refusal to look at the message because of preconceived judgements of the motives of the messenger. If it came from a Timmy source it was discounted or viewed with extreme scepticism.



    I experienced signs of this changing a few months after uploading a spreadsheet which used only figures taken from Rangers Accounts or IPO or other public statements.



    It was circulated around neutrals who thought that it was actually generous in forecasting them entering the red next season. It indeed was and after an amendment following the announcement around Xmas of only having 10m in the bank rather than the 18m predicted the time for running out of cash became March this season. Only loans not foreseen have delayed that.



    I was contacted via Twitter before the turn of the year by three or four bluenoses. I thought at first it was to administer some form of retribution for a perceived slight but as it turned out they were after the spreadsheet. Some Rangers fan with a credible reputation had been shown it by a Timmy pal and the Rangers guy was able to see beyond the messenger to the message and vouch for it.



    Too little too late to save them from the folly they bought into. They paid and are paying the price of their intolerance of all things Timmy, or was it just Excelophobiaverde – fear of a green spreadsheet?

  9. Gordon_J



    Dundee may have a bit of time to strengthen their squad and be as prepared as they can be this time for the top division instead of being kept in limbo and given their rightful spot at late notice and with little time.

  10. pauljlaverty



    16:51 on 26 April, 2014



    Happy days! Hi Bhoys. Followed this site since Strachan days and only just got round to registering. HH from Melbourne.





    Welcome to Melbourne



    Ayrshire is Green and White

  11. South of Tunis



    Any truth in the rumour that Conte is currently undertaking an intense English language course?! Just in case.



    Fa freddo in Scozia!







  12. jude2005



    Russell is a good shout also. Done well at Derby this season despite a few injuries .

  13. South Of Tunis on

    ” I want to thank Pjanic for his fabulous goal last night .It restored my faith that football can be beautiful ——-watching Chelsea had really depressed me —– not technically or tactically advanced enough to be Catenaccio ,just horrible, ugly anti football ”



    Gianni Rivera -radio interview 26 04 14

  14. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on




    17:04 on 26 April, 2014


    The ole songs debate gives us all a break from the independence debate.









    I’ve absolutely nae intention of getting involved in a songs debate, you’ll be delighted to hear :-)



    The rights or wrongs of song choice wasn’t being discussed.

  15. Paul67



    Good on you and Phil for contributing to this…….. Gets my vote……



    @Alex_Miller82: @CelticGoals Any chance of a retweet for my new blog and news site for uncovering the truths at Ibrox ? http://t.co/kuEnYmEJxd



    Weefra HH supporting and praying for Wee Oscar.

  16. South Of Tunis on

    Tallybhoy ——



    There are pics of him leaving a Language School in Torino ..( quindi——)



    Fa freddo in Sicilia . Alluvione !

  17. Celticrollercoaster luvs his luminious lime boots on

    Evening Bhoys & Ghirls



    For those still wanting CQteN badges, I will be outside the pools office (next to superstore) from 2pm tomorrow









  18. Anyone here that clown oan sportscene sandy jardine moved to left back to accommodate danny mcgrain!, whit the f***.


    Finished wi these feckers!.



    Oh by the way condolences to the jardine family.



    A cracking player.



    Big sean.

  19. Deep down, deep, deep down in the deep dark inside it sits. Niggling away at their celebrations.



    Gnawing away at their psyche…



    Celebrating a league triumph in the SAME season as Glasgow Celtic celebrate winning a league triumph.



    Pass the fortified wine Billy, pass that fortified wine…

  20. South of Tunis


    Gianni Rivera,there was a footballer,the best I have seen in a live game,second only to Pele IMO.

  21. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Sean- posted the same hun logic fae Duffield “he was so good Danny McGrain got moved to left back..” work that piece of Hunology out.

  22. sean thornton



    17:16 on 26 April, 2014


    Anyone here that clown oan sportscene sandy jardine moved to left back to accommodate danny mcgrain!, whit the f***.Finished wi these feckers!.




    That is the way they see it… one at work came out with it a few years ago, they see it that way.


    But no matter, I’m sure Danny didn’t worry much about it and realistically I’m neither did at the time… two great players



    Ayrshire is Green and White



    Ayrshire is Green and White

  23. Callum McGregor on the scoresheet for Notts County again today after coming on as a sub in a 2-0 win over Swindon.



    Talking of Swindon, where’s BMCUW?



    If yer lurking bud, have you arrived in sunny Ayrshire yet?




  24. sean thornton,



    I turned it over when they began their tribute to the player in question, because I was afraid they would rewrite history. They just cannot allow even the thought that a Celtic player might be better than one of theirs, even if that player, like Danny McGrain, was quite likely the best right back in the world at the time. They make me sick at times and we have to pay for their lies.



    I mean no disrespect to Sandy Jardine, by the bye.

  25. tallybhoy



    He’s still on the train. :-))



    Weefra HH supporting and praying for Wee Oscar.

  26. Paul67 et al




    The first thing the next manager of Manchester United should do is boot Ryan Giggs out the door. Not a man that can be trusted, as Davie Moyes found out the hard way.