Corporative governance, dubious integrity, who else could it be?


Charles Green’s media team did well a week ago today.  The Sun had an extremely damaging story on Green but demoted it to page six while dedicating its front page to the man himself, but the consequences of the story remain.

The Daily Record, who today confirms they are being fed stories by Ally McCoist, also reveal that The Rangers International board’s chairman, Malcolm Murray, is one vote short of being able to sack chief exec Green.  Adding, without a hint of irony, “once again, it falls on this newspaper to inform the fans of what is really going on”.

Sacking Green should be fairly straightforward but while this will remove one pantomime act from the stage, the corporate governance issues remain.  While he is in charge at least Green is available to assist the club prepare against charges by Craig Whyte that it inappropriately acquired* assets belonging to his company [“You are Sevco”: (Green)], Sevco 5088 Ltd.

If the chairman fails to sack the chief exec and fellow directors, Brian Stockbridge and Imran Ahmed, at next week’s board meeting, several non-executive directors might find it difficult to continue to pick up wages for providing oversight on behalf of stakeholders to ensure the club’s business was conducted appropriately.

Fortunately for Green he retains the support of his fellow collaborators, although his enablers in the media and support are diminishing by the day (bless all their sterling work).  Green will go when it suits Green to go, most probably when he has found a suitable proxy to ensure his interests on the board are protected (as Whyte believed he had a year ago).  This is likely to happen when he wants season ticket renewal money in.  He’ll drift away, “true Rangers men” will front things for a while, but pantomime isn’t over.  The serious corporate governance questions overhanging the club right now grow by the day.

I wonder if journo who moved to Ibrox as he couldn’t stomach the dubious integrity of the media industry (Green’s former chief-enabler) has the front to come out batting for Green. Or is he too scared?

Speaking about dubious integrity….. has anyone thought of the excuse the SFA will come up with to overlook the link between Whyte and Green on Newco’s associate membership application? I expect they will appoint Mr Bryson to head up an inquiry which will find, “There was a link but as we didn’t know about the link at the time we cannot take any action”.

* Tried really hard here to think of a less pejorative word or phrase than the one which initially sprung to mind.
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  1. Oh here’s a blatant piece of manipulation for you (my headings):



    Date Time Num Privce(p) Cost(£)


    12/04/13 03:00pm Buy 29 70.00 20.30



    Now the next big sell can legitimately be done at just below 70p instead of somewhere below 66-66.5p as it should be.

  2. The Token Tim on




    im due home from Malaysia that morning so can’t commit to anything at this time.


    But will drop you a note for more details.



    as for the curry……..shudddder! :-)






  3. The Token Tim on




    Hahaha! Too quick for your own good!


    You can use that fiver to buy me a pint next time Im oot :-)






  4. roy croppie




    Been to the dump three times today?!



    That’s nothin’ if you dont mind me saying!



    My record is EIGHT – yes EIGHT (!) – trips in one day!



    Hard to believe I know!



    ….and, when I got back I made dinner as well! After having a shower of course.



    Fell asleep at the dinner table ‘tho!




  5. TTT



    If we go to the Gallowgate I’ll get both of us a pint for a fiver!!



    Hope you’re well.

  6. Fish jokes on a Friday?!



    My cod – there is surely a thyme and a plaice for them.



    Going for a kip(per).




  7. 1985 Final



    Was in the old north enclosure. If people remember they were in the process of knocking down the old stand that had been perched above it. When you got in there was a rickety wire fence that was supposed to keep people away from the back of the enclosure. In on time that fence was down and there were fans all over it.


    Also remember looking at the gap between the Celtic end and main south stand and being able to see loads of guys climbing the fences and walls -getting in for nowt as Chucky would say!


    The passage ways then disappeared and you could only tell where they were as the line of heads suddenly dipped then went back up again.


    It was like the day we won the league at CP in the centenary season!


    Both times the official attendance was given as 60,000 ! The true figures must have been closer to 90,000!



    Thatcher final was the last Cup Final that my dear old dad went to. He wanted to boo the witch. Since we were in the main stand rear it was rather hard to even make her out, nevertheless when others got to see her they began and we joined in. True to his word all my dad did was boo -while I have to say the other chaps around were doing rather more than just booing the witch!




  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    I once had a give minute conversation with Davie Cooper. I was left with the distinct impression that he was retarded. Sorry if that sounds politically incorrect. What I am trying to say is that his mother must have dropped him as a baby and then proceeded to play missy with him. Him being the ball. A real nice guy but I was left with the strong impression; who cuts his meat for him ?




  9. Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug 1m


    BBC learns Charles Green and Imran Ahmad are compiling a dossier for police to make claim of blackmail against Craig Whyte. #Rangers





    Comment on TSFM


    “Would it not be the first time the blackmailer has handed over money…”

  10. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Chris Mc Laughlin strikes me as having been educated at Cooper academy. Can anyone confirm ?




  11. Just a footnote to Phil’s blog.


    Recently one evening the loquacious Agent Whyte had been excelling himself so much that when he mentioned certain stories, and tapes he had, the man who was listening couldn’t quite believe him.


    As of this week, that opinion has now been revised somewhat. I hope we get the opportunity to find out what those stories were

  12. Fess19



    Where I hail from we tend to call the ‘dump’, the ‘skip’!



    Going ‘for a dump’ has a whole different meaning.



    Pass the ‘Oust’!




  13. Fish jokes…



    Could the scandalous non-payment of contractors at ayebrokes become known as…




  14. Hi Celts,


    just managed to catch up,some great articles and reading.I enjoyed


    Reipermans post 09.28 by Humble pie on TSFM Hanlons Razor


    Ernie Lynch 09.49 -flaw etc



    If I can throw in my view in that in terms of corporate governance and resolutions passed at their old board(mintys).They were passed with the majority shareholding(M.I.H).I take your point that the bank were calling the tune but at board level minty had the chance to vote against, but he knew what would follow.


    I am suprised this myth that ’twas the bank that dunnit gov’ appears to be augmented on CQN,I seem to recall Mark ‘Doh doh’ dingwall pointing this out on scotland tonight,that minty or his M.I.H proxies voted for all policies pursued by Lloyds as they pursued their debt.


    excellent article tho and good debate lhads

  15. OG




    That’s got to be word of the day so far.


    Even HT will be impressed

  16. Wee Tims leading Benfica 1-0 in Moscow



    Tony Cassidy ‏@TonyCassidy123 3m


    u17 update – GOAL for Celtic, young centre-back Fiacre Kelleher, 1-0 v Benfica, at 27mins in Moscow #YYEEESSS

  17. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    South of Tunis,



    When the gangster was doling out a ‘battering’ – did he shout “take that ya bass”?

  18. Croppybhoy



    The 88 Final has one very poignant memory for me and relates to Thatch and my dad.



    My dad was only in his late fifties but he was not in good health and would not go to the terracing any more. However my mum had a work connection with a bloke called John McDonald who was high up in he Highland League hierarchy and was always able to get tickets for big matches at Hampden for mum and dad as well as for me to Wembley. And so my dad got to the semi with Hearts and with my mum was promised tickets for the final – centre stand jobs and drinkies at half time. Several days before the final John phoned my mum to say that something had come

  19. I posted on here a couple of years ago asking the question did Cooper not leave Ibrox because Johnson signed.


    I was pulled up by Paul 67 who told me I should not speak ill of the dead, now according to lots people on here he was indeed a complete scumbag.


    As for speaking ill of the dead, not only here, but Thatchers getting it big time.



    Just wanting to clear my name!!

  20. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    O: Nononono, no, no! ‘E’s resting!



    C: All right then, if he’s restin’, I’ll wake him up!



    (shouting at the cage)



    ‘Ello, Mister Polly Parrot! I’ve got a lovely fresh cuttle fish for you if you show…(owner hits the cage)



    O: There, he moved!



    C: No, he didn’t, that was you hitting the cage!



    O: I never!!



    C: Yes, you did!

  21. Contd,,




    Come up that meant no tickets. My mum was non plussed but it was only when it was revealed who was coming to the final to present the trophy that we learned that several seats had been commandeered by the PM and her retinue.



    My dad died the following January and never saw Celtic again in the flesh.




  22. An Tearmann,



    I asked Ernie this earlier but he didn’t reply: What interest would the bank have had in smoothing the way for Rangers last summer after they had already had their money?



    I suppose the same could be asked about Minty, although I think it’s fair to say that he might have had some interest in smoothing their path if it would prevent people taking a closer look at his role in their downfall.

  23. roy croppie


    13:12 on


    12 April, 2013





    some great memories there. I can remember from the final in ’74 onwards. The stand-outs for me are the ’85 and ’88 cup finals for so many reasons.



    Neil should show the squad those games on Saturday night as they prepare for Hampden.




    I agree completely. They were 3 great victories for our club

  24. Gene's a Bhoy's name on



    Maybe it’s because the deceased can’t answer back or defend themselves



    only saying

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