Club 9, selling empire and Rangers European Champions 1967


Club 9 Sports released a priceless statement tonight indicating they are considering an investment in Rangers only as part of a consortium and will not be bidding for the club on their own.

So far, so clear.  They then entertain us with a remarkable interpretation of liquidation, saying:

“We understand that it has been strongly rumored that our group planned to “liquidate” the club. It should be made clear that any party that attempts to acquire the club, eliminate the debts, affect a turnaround, invest monies and put the club back on solid ground is in fact “saving” the club from liquidation and preserving its past and its future.

“In an asset purchase, all of the good and valuable assets (records, marks, names, trophies, players, staff, history) are preserved and separated from the bad and harmful liabilities (tax bills, bad contracts, creditors), which have put the club into administration and which act to force the entirety into liquidation.”

“Saving” the club from liquidation by putting the entirety into liquidation.  Don’t laugh, they honestly wrote this.

For the record, you can’t sell history or records.  Can you imagine?  Britain could flog off our whole empire period and maybe use the current economic crisis in Greece to buy their classical period from them. Aristotle, from Scotland, perhaps.

Personally, I would love to be the first Briton to hold aloft the European Cup, maybe Billy McNeill would sell me that record?  He’s had it for 45 years now, it can’t be worth that much to him anymore.

I wonder how much Messi would sell his record breaking Champions League history?  Barca are playing catch-up with Real Madrid in the European Champions stakes.  Instead of buying expensive footballers they could just offer Real cash for some of the trophies won during the 1950s.

David Murray should have saved himself all the trouble and just offered our old board a few million for the Lisbon history, just think:

Rangers, European Champions, 1967. Opportunity missed. Murray should have had a word with Club 9.

I’m enjoying these guys already, hope they are given the green light tomorrow.  What terrified Brian Kennedy floats my boat. They even finished off with some sweet platitudes about a “legendary fan base”.  I think we have a winner….

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  1. If ever there was an article or statement that didn’t need the Awe Naw treatment it’s that one……




  2. Snake Plissken on

    Ignoring the filth, I have made a brilliant Neil Lennon tribute video and if we win the league this weekend I will launch it on youtube.



    I promise it is wonderful and I bless all of us together as one.



    We all belong together and Iove all Celtic fans equally.



    Hail Hail

  3. pauloanthony



    settle mate



    even if a new co is founded ..they`ll have no players of note , be paying rent for a stadium , no European football,a much reduced playing budget (remember hunfc were working £10m over budget)



    they`ll be in penuary for years ….iy could be quite entertaining

  4. On Club9



    I believe that there as some discussion on RTC not long after CW invested his pound along the lines being suggested tonight by the Yanks( – thats right I said Yanks – no sniggering at the back!)


    I might be wrong but I seem to remember that some thought this ruse might be a goer


    Lets be honest CW has been working on this type of scam for years and knows his way around insolvency


    He told AT that he wants £30M – so he will have to come up with more than Ibrokes and MP


    This type of scheme where the history is “saved” would be far more valuable to most huns and they might be prepared to pay something close to his asking price. Even £15M would be a very decent return for all his er… hard work!



    Never underestmate your enemy




  5. The Singing…



    Fair play that made me laugh!!






    Pleasure to meet you but I fear you may be in trouble by the absence of a name from your list :-))

  6. Havingapartycsc aka mouldy67 on

    Fictional stuff and they want people to take them serious



    Eating the killie pie when the rangers die



    Ok bad but it sounds similar



    Hail hail

  7. the Celtic cause on

    How did you manage to write that whilst simultaneously rolling around on the floor laughing , Paul?



    Brilliant and hilarious!



    My own take…



    So, after learning that Club 9 are clearly on hallucinogenic drugs. All we need now is for Club 18-30 to come in and liquidate Club 1873. #StupidHuns

  8. Rumours of rumours begetting rumours. Didn’t someone post on the ast thread that Club9 were now saying they’re now not interested ? I cannot keep up with all the ‘statements’ coming from the Duffers & all the claims & counterclaims. Another film reference: it’s like ‘Fog of War’.

  9. The huns dead yet?



    Have the family been told to gather at the bedside?



    Who will get custody of Broxi bear?




  10. stephbhoy



    no we shouldn`t



    why should we bail out mini hun spl teams who cant` run their own clubs properly

  11. glasgowghirl on

    Happy 19th wedding anniversary to Mr Glasgowghirl. Here’s to another 19 hunskelpin’ more!

  12. didnt know there was a big match tonight…


    u17s i assume


    Electronic Tims ‏ @ETimsNet


    64mins 4-1 header by Lewis Kidd. QP brighter team in second half but being picked off on break by pace of Celtic.


    Retweeted by Anthony R. Hamilton



    good lad Lewis

  13. stephbhoy on 3 April, 2012 at 21:26 said:


    You and Paul both with tongue in cheek?


    Why not rotate titles as well?




  14. The statement is utterly condescending but to be fair it is written at the level of an average Orc.



    I’m surprised it didn’t come with an attached finger painting diagram



    liquidation is liquidation is liquidatation my Hunnish friends. When you move assets into a newco it’s defined as liquidation of said assets.



    I despair….. yet I giggle at the same time. ;-)

  15. Similarly amused by Club 9 statement but interested in the mention of Leeds United.



    LU were a club with BIG debts seemingly destined for liquidation yet somehow Ken Bates managed to wriggle and a deal of 6p/£ (?) was all the creditors got with HMRC left with barely £100k out of £7m . So, in effect, assets retained, liabilities jettisoned, history & honours intact.



    How the hell was that managed? Was it possible only because of the football creditor arrangement in England?

  16. ‘GG on 3 April, 2012 at 21:30 said:



    celtic are my team but without the other teams we fall or leave, i would prefer to leave scottish football, but it is not going to happen, so second best outcome is for celtic to play in a league that is as strong as is possible!

  17. Paul67 – see this lovely blue utopia described by Club 9 where the players will be given free unicorns and there will be 12 virgins with every season ticket, what will be their club co-efficient? I mean if it is the same team in a sporting sense that will transfer too no?




  18. Neveralone – Leeds managed as HMRC were not owed enough to block a CVA. Her Majesty’s Eleven are the first mob to be in this position. It is a unique opportunity for them as normally clubs are not so stupid as to let them be the master of destiny. Flushed away…..

  19. Enrico Dandolo nicked my Crusade on




    Duff & the other one have issued a statement in response to Club 9’s statement above:



    `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe. But at the end of the day we are here for the creditors and the slithy toves.



    All the best




  20. the Celtic cause on




    There isn’t a club in this country that I’d give an extremely thin dime to!



    Our club and support are the ones who are owed – and big time.



    Scorched earth policy for those who hate us!

  21. MWD, not nice at all.



    the Celtic cause, I know! Just priceless statement.



    Stephbhoy, deleted. Language.



    RogueLeader, don’t see why not.

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