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. Tony Cassidy ‏@TonyCassidy123 11s


    FT in Moscow, u17 Celtic 2 Benfica 0, goals by Fiacre Kelleher 27mins and Paul McMullan 60mins (pen) – YEEESSSS !!!

  2. Using this eloquent site for fish jokes is shameless……….



    Yer a bunch of poor wee “soles”………….

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    16:32 on


    12 April, 2013



    If greengo goes, who’s gonnae take this on ……… when 2 (alledged …LOL) crooks cannae even ‘work’ money out of it, what chance has anyone else got…….he he

  4. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    16:35 on 12 April, 2013



    Will be all over the media…..no ….??

  5. Really does put the GREAT into Great Britain…



    Rival campaigns are under way to get a song considered to be more favourable to Baroness Thatcher into this week’s countdown as well.



    One Facebook group is seeking to boost sales of (I’m In Love With) Margaret Thatcher, a 1980 track by the punk band Notsensible.



    That news came as a surprise to band member Steven Hartley, who told the BBC News website the song had been conceived as a satirical swipe at the former Conservative leader.



    “We were of Thatcher’s Britain – just a bunch of ordinary north-west lads from a north-western town,” said guitarist Hartley, who nonetheless said it would be “great” if the song charted.


    My memories of the 85 final?



    A bloody nightmare…….



    My 6’4 mate had decided to invite his 5 fir eff all lass to the game,and of course I had to invite my 5’6 lass along too.



    The women turned up dressed to the nines,heels,the lot. Aye,seriously. At Hampden. We weren’t necessarily going out with them for their natural intellect.



    We tried to get in at the corner of the Celtic End and The Enclosure,the crushing was as bad as I can ever remember.



    Eventually,the gate got wrenched open,anything to relieve the crush-we all had tickets,remember?-and a bloody cop on horseback drove THROUGH us and blocked it!



    It was nothing for us,but we were used to it,the girls,and many others were terrified.



    My mate simply pulled his girl out-literally-,but me and mine were in the wrong place. We got through the turnstyles-OVER,in fact-cos the attendant was simply telling everyone to jump it to save time and relieve the crushing.



    How no-one was seriously injured that day is no thanks to those in charge,it was a scandalous piece of policing.



    We walked round the Celtic End,out the other side,and watched it in the International Bar.



    I enjoyed every minute on the telly,but never have I felt so helpless as I did earlier. Simply because of the actions of one jumped up prick on a horse who acted out of his own prejudices rather than his sworn duty.



    Got used to that over the years,mind………



    PS-sorry for the long post outside Moonhowlin’ hours!

  7. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Big Victor is not a Lambert or a Petrov that is true in my opinion he is much better than either and only 20 years old he has the ability to become one of the best mid fielders in the World if he keeps progressing.I didnt think we would manage to hang on to him but hoped that he would sign a new contract which would increase the money we get for him.H.H.

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on

    If Challs and his p— friend are bluffing hope the polis charge them with wasting their time……which can be much better spent harassing GB members.

  9. Dont know why we bother , minty sells up to a chancer . Whyte sells up to anothet chancer ..and when green goes , another chancer will be waiting in the wings . They will bob and weave till they get it right , and they will , after all the print media and radio media are right behind them telling the world weve all got it wrong about them . Had we been able to muzzle them at the start , there would have been a different outcome , had it been reported honestly then there would have been nowhere to hide for them .




  10. Keich who is feeding you info


    why are Clyde manipulating stories by sitting on offensive statements by Charlie fateye since sep.



    We know anyway.Your mediums are dying as it is obvious your agenda does not contain much truth



    Hail Hail Celts, Ben Lui and your 3 pals the tomorrow.Back to lurking over weekend,



    keep up the great read



    a victory on sunday



    In Celtic



    An T

  11. In the time I knew Davie Cooper I never onced heard him utter anything that could be construed as bigotted. \He was undoubtedly a Rangers man but an awfully shy bigot.

  12. Charles Green can be to Rangers what Fergus McCann was to Celtic



    by Mark Hately



    26 Oct 2012 00:01


    THE Ibrox chief will stay at the club for the long-term and his approach is similar to that of The Bunnet.

  13. Well done to the young hoops ! Magnificent !



    Is their any chance the BBC will ban the song Munchkin land as I know members of the lollipop guild who will be fierce angry with this decision.



    Can’t believe that the tax payer will fund that woman’s send off !


    Major disaster in Syria is in more need of the 10 million !


    Just another thot would have preferred that the 76p download money went to Syria also !!


    Shame on those MPs who take the £3500 expences to attend HER send off !! You should pay your own way you hypocrites and don’t steal off the state !

  14. Celtic: Neil Lennon says Mark Wotte is ‘insecure and paranoid’


    Celtic manager Neil Lennon sent a stinging riposte to the Scottish Football Association’s Mark Wotte.



    Newspaper reports had SFA performance director Wotte criticising Lennon for blasting Scotland’s youth development.



    But the Celtic boss claimed the Dutchman misinterpreted his comments.



    “I wasn’t talking about the SFA,” said Lennon. “I was talking about the academy system in Britain. He needs to look at the quotes before he gets a little insecure and paranoid.”

  15. Well done the under-17s!



    Once the league is wrapped up let’s play them in the remaining fixtures, and send the first team squad on a wee break until the SC Final.




  16. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    Why SSN would interview two numpties from Sevco is beyond me. Anyway, McDowell and mcculloch both looked rattled. Especially McDowell, he said he wasn’t allowed to comment on his future. Get it round you.

  17. Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug 2m


    Craig Whyte on blackmail claims: must be first blackmail in history where person making allegation has actually received money. #Rangers




  18. I dont know if victor winning his appeal was a result , cos if a booking occurs for him on sunday then does he not miss the final ,should we get there. If so i bet the words out




  19. ToffeeTim


    16:50 on


    12 April, 2013



    I need to correct you on one thing. The (up to) £3750 was for getting back to the recalled parliament on Wednesday for the tribute day. They have to prove what they spent on travel to get there. If they claim.



    However, I don’t think they should get it at all. Attendance was not compulsory. Furthermore had they waited until Monday (still before the funeral) there would have been now grounds for expenses at all. As parliament is back in session by then.

  20. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON



    16:52 on 12 April, 2013



    Why SSN would interview two numpties from Sevco is beyond me. Anyway, McDowell and mcculloch both looked rattled. Especially McDowell, he said he wasn’t allowed to comment on his future. Get it round you.







    At least Mc.Dowell is being consistent. He never commented on his future at CP either.



    We just woke up one morning…and he was gone, only to reappear at MP.



    The Bald Pimpernel.

  21. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on




    A song for Chuckles and crew…. And the ” support” of half a billion




    We Can See You Sneaking Out!





  22. Having seen a page from Rm a few week ago “Charles Green got the bug”.




    I liked this quote from one of the deluded stupid ones on chuck :))





    “Never been so proud of a man that I have never met”.



    I wonder if he still feels the same :))

  23. More on that Hately piece, its hilarious






    m not saying Green has won all the hearts and minds at Ibrox. He hasn’t. But he’s proving himself g and doing all the right things.



    And now, by saying that it’s no longer just about turning a fast buck, by buying into the dream of returning the club to the top of the game before he leaves, he is showing he shares all the ambitions of the supporters. He is displaying the kind of passion that is a requirement of the badge.



    And he is also acting with the transparency the Rangers fans deserve after everything they have been put through over the last couple of years.



    He’s the opposite of Whyte – and a throwback to Wee Fergus.

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