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So Charlie’s back.  Did he ever really go away? I suspect not.  Sevco Scotland/The Rangers FC/Rangers International is Charles Green’s project.  He was the guy who picked the pieces up from the Rangers liquidator.

He was the guy, through liberal use of words like ‘bigotry’, ‘No surrender’ and ‘Dallas Cowboys’ managed to convince thousands of people to buy into a version of reality which convinced them to spend money.

He cut a deal with the compliant Ally McCoist to shift tickets in 2012, then did the same with Walter Smith in 2013, and co-opted a variety of flunkies to the cause along the way.  The £22m raised at an IPO was down to him.  No one else would have been able to achieve the latter feat, and he is needed again.

The move only appears audacious to those who have not been paying attention.  When Green bought Rangers assets two years ago, the game was up.  Those assets would be bled green, white and gold in order to provide as large a return on investment as possible.  Nothing has changed.

What is needed at Ibrox right now is someone to pitch up saying, “Bigotry, No surrender, forget what I said earlier, it’s the same club, now buy your ticket, you tell them Ally/Walter/whoever next”.  Charlie is perfect for this job.

The reality that existed pre-2012 is gone.  That club’s assets were bought from a liquidator and are now masquerading around the lower leagues of Scottish football.  Those who stepped forward, paid their money, and in doing so, actually gave thousands of people a club to support, are in charge – as is their right.

This is not a good thing if you have an affinity with that club, but it’s better than having Ibrox “razed to the ground” (remember Bomber Brown’s warning), so no matter what fans think of Charles Green, it’s time to accept his reality: Rangers were liquidated, fans were not organised, wealthy fans declined to step forward, the assets were bought by people who WILL make a financial return and Charles Green is one of the few people with an idea of how to deliver this.

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  1. Truth_Beauty_and_Freedom on

    Hi Fellow Celtic Fans,

     

     

    I stayed up late last night to watch the Argentina Game and was rewarded with Messi’s stunner of a goal! :-) I hope our new Manager and his still-to-be announced Number 2 will provide the (new and regenerated) players and environment to dish up similar sensational goals next season.

     

     

    I was disappointed that Emilio was surrounded by a team of cloggers, but I suppose that mentality is good training for the SPFL this season and especially next.

     

     

    Have we made any signings yet? I guess this World Cup is providing a good smokescreen to let our Management Team get on with preparing for the CL Qualifiers?

     

     

    Yours in Celtic,

     

     

    TB&F.

     

     

    P.S. Looking forward to the WImbledon CSC night on Saturday!

  2. Charlie’s reappearance does not bode well for Hun fans… there is no money to be made on the business only the assets.

     

    Is it possible to return a season ticket for a refund?

  3. Anybody heard anything from Twists n’ Turns recently? I see Genny Wren is down to run on Wednesday night.

     

    Yogi

  4. I would be delighted to welcome back John Collins to Paradise.

     

    He appears to me to be the consummate professional and will have the players fit for the fight.

     

    John has an excellent Celtic pedigree and along with The Maestro carried out team through the Hun cheating years.

     

    Very articulate and vastly experienced , earning good reviews for his work with the national u19s.

     

     

    Welcome home Johnnie Bhoy

  5. Ghuys n Ghals,

     

     

    This Thursday I will drive all the way over to the east coast of Scotland. I will get on a series of trains that will take me all the way over to the west coast of Scotland.

     

    I’ll then spend the next 2 days pedalling all the way back to where I had left my car in the first place. If you’re thinking this all sounds a wee stooopid then I’m with you!

     

     

    If know that there are loads of good causes and that money is tight….but if you have a wee bit of loose change you’d like to share via the link below then I promise it will be going to an excellent cause in support of people affected by lung conditions. That equates to on average 1 in 5 of us though as you can imagine in many areas in Scotland and Ireland it’s far higher than that.

     

     

     

    http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=coast2coastscotland&isTeam=true

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  6. PS Hutchybhoy

     

     

    Don’t going and trying to rob ma hoose while I’m away cos mrs jamesgang will still be there and she’s got a mean bite when anyone crosses her!!!!

     

     

    ;-)

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  7. I do wish this family some peace and closure

     

     

    Kate and Gerry McCann criticise former police chief who led hunt for Madeleine

     

     

    Gonçalo Amaral is causing us more pain, say parents of missing girl after he delays Portuguese libel action by sacking lawyers

     

     

    Kate and Gerry McCann have criticised the former police officer in charge of the hunt for their missing daughter after he delayed their libel action against him again.

     

     

    Kate McCann said every delay caused by Gonçalo Amaral, who sacked his legal team at the last minute, “causes us more pain and distress”.

     

     

    They are suing for libel over claims he made in his book The Truth Of The Lie and had travelled to Portugal to deliver personal statements on how accusations in the book were affecting them.

     

     

    The McCanns were originally told they could not make statements to the long-running trial at Lisbon’s Palace of Justice, but the decision was overturned after an appeal by their lawyer.

     

     

    Outside the court in Lisbon, Gerry McCann said: “We’re exasperated that the hearing has been cancelled once again at Mr Amaral’s request. This is the fourth time this has happened and we’ve travelled to Portugal. The legal case has been running now for over five years and we want to get justice for Madeleine.”

     

     

    He added: “Today is a blatant and cynical attempt to wear us down and it’s Madeleine who is suffering. We’re not going to give up – we’re going to keep going.”

  8. bournesouprecipe on

    Gordon_J

     

     

    Smashing Blog.

     

     

    Does ex Celt Rolando Ugolini count

     

     

    Hail Hail

  9. Paul67 after reading your article why anyone would want to spend one thin dime watching that abomination of a new club is beyond me

     

     

    Note to oneself stop reading about Sevco………………………..

  10. YogiHughes

     

     

     

    13:08 on 16 June, 2014

     

     

     

    Anybody heard anything from Twists n’ Turns recently? I see Genny Wren is down to run on Wednesday night.

     

    Yogi

     

     

    Yogi the trainer has 2 horses in that race, Ereyna is the other horse and has the usual Jockey on board.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  11. MWD – you’re a worry/caution/ASBO waiting to occur!

     

     

    Jnr will be there. He’ll wrestle you into submission.

     

     

    jamesgangsaysaffirmative

     

     

    HH

  12. picinso

     

     

    the along the line view did not provide a proper view as it was slightly angled. how could i tell. Well look at again. You can see a touch of the far post in the shot that was supposed to be straight along the line. Now if it were straight along the line said post would be fully hidden from view.

     

     

    I don’t doubt the technology.

     

     

    One thing though. i am glad that in an Independent Scotland we do not use those nets. Can you imagine the amount of goals our refs would give that look like they are in but urny?

     

     

    MWD says AYE

  13. I will warm to John Collins when he starts smiling….I may never warm to John Collins.

  14. Charles Green arrives,

     

    Huns: We love you.

     

    Charles Green leaves (with pockets of cash)

     

    Huns: Away an shite ya carpet bagger.

     

    Charles Green returns, (bigger pockets)

     

    Huns: We forgive and love you.

     

     

    Les Gullibles.

  15. fieldofdrams on

    Maybe Charlie’s back because in order to sell a property – such as, say, Murray Park – you need to have ra deeds. And maybe, just maybe, when the current board went to fetch them from the Ibrox safe, they wurnae there.

     

     

    ‘Whaur’s ra deeds?’ they cried, like Ra Bommur before them.

     

     

    ‘Les deeds sont en France, at Chateau Vert’ came the ghostly reply.

     

     

    It’s not all good news though. If Chazza comes back, surely the World’s Most Successful Rookie Manager will, as a man of honour and integrity, have to walk away.

     

     

    Oh, wait…

  16. bournesouprecipe on

    Gordon_J

     

     

    No don’t think so, but thought it would be rude to mention Lopez Ufarte who played for

     

    Spain in 82.

  17. Bought my father the book ‘Seville . The Celtic Movement’! Says he loves it and is currently searching, with a magnifying glass, all pictures that may have him in it!

     

     

    Thanks to all for putting together the book, some of the stories/events are class :-)

     

     

    Hail! Hail!

     

    Dresden CSC

  18. I lost track and interest in whats going on at the huns a long time ago.. Sometimes i think it makes me a poor celt considering i believe in the line know your enemy.

     

     

    From the jist of things they are not dying again soon so thats all i need to know.

     

     

    Our stadium, name and charity work these past few years has gone light years ahead of them. Hope we can use this to our advantage for many years to come.

     

     

    Up the sellick

  19. lionroars67

     

     

    13:14 on 16 June, 2014

     

     

    I’m sure we’re all hoping that justice will eventually be done.

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