Describe him as a billionaire


Today, the Daily Record give a remarkable admission on how they report goings-on at Rangers.  Allegations have long been made that some in the old media replaced journalistic analysis with note-taking at the foot of PR agents.  The Record not only admitted this practice, they made a headline story out of it.

Apparently, when asked by the Record about Rangers’ owner Craig Whyte’s wealth, “PR gurus” said, “Describe him as a billionaire”.  At that moment, the legend of the Motherwell born Billionaire took life.  The claim was never interrogated by those present.

Under this cover, Whyte breezed into Ibrox without any of the analysis outside the Celtic online community of where his funding came from, and pitched Rangers onto the path they are now on.

At Celtic we get proper financial information on what’s going on at our club – on time, but we have been fed hoary old tat like “Where did all the Seville/Aiden money go” as though there was any doubt on where our money goes (mostly on wages, before you ask).  Feeding distrust in a club causes harm, but what causes more harm, distrust or utterly ignoring potentially damaging facts about a club?

It wasn’t quite a Mea Cupla from the Record today, in fact, I’m not sure they realise the admission confirms their role in the whole matter, but they also put in print today what has previously scarcely been mentioned outside the Celtic online community, more on this later.  Welcome to the ‘news’.

For the ‘record’, the CQN community were first to describe Mr Whyte as a Thousandaire.  What, still too high?  Mea Cupla!

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  1. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    Cardiff Bhoy


    Well put mate,



    Im delighted that we have hopefully arrived at the day when the huns bill has to be paid. I feared it wasn’t coming at times.



    But don’t forget that rangers made 30 million quid from CL runs in the past 3 years, It would have been nice if we had spent say an additional 15 million quid on the team for example to put the 30 million in our pocket instead of theirs. This day could have come a few years earlier.



    The spend might have also stopped so many seats from emptying at CP


    So I wont be saying how well our club is run for that reason.



    But like many folks say, we have sat thru their latest 3 in a row and it is now our day, I agree with that.

  2. Does anyone know how much the non old firm teams will get from the new Sky contract, as it stands?



    Does anyone have any idea how much a TV deal would be worth without the huns? I assume it would be a lot less.



    How much would each team receive from such a deal? Again I assume that without the huns their share would be much bigger.



    So a bigger share of a smaller pot. Or a smaller share of a bigger pot. That’s the choice.



    What I’d like to know is, which would be worth more.

  3. They couldn’t spell Damascus…………never mind find it on a ‘Radar’.




    No strategy change there chaps…..



    Same old, same old….



    Don’t buy it.

  4. Ernie Lynch,



    Like you I was preparing to celebrate but, given RTC’s latest article and the ability of the Scottish football authorities to align what is good for the scottish game with what is good for rangers, I think I’ll put my celebrations on ice for now ( or in the fridge if you prefer!)

  5. Hi all CQNRs on this fine ICY day in SW Germany.


    Flying home for a long weekend on Thursday night for the first time in quite a while. Will I be on hand to witness the (no very) guid ship broxy sink beneath the waves, I wonder??






    HH Gerry

  6. JinkyvJohnGreig-saysitall on

    This situation really puzzles me.



    Let’s be honest, hardly anyone really knows the complete truth about Craig Whyte, a man who allegedly spent thousands of pounds to remove himself from Google searches etc.



    So it’s got me thinking, is Craig Whyte really Awe Naw with some editing.



    He must be a Celtic fan, or be backed by a Celtic fan, it’s the only thing that makes sense to me!



    Is your work like mine? It’s amazing how many huns haven’t read or seen the Record today but usually have a copy under their desk…

  7. Afternoon bhoys, the sun is shining down on the hun free mountain.



    Well the retard told us nothing we didn’t know already, still good that it’s out there though.



    The start game has begun, save the hun at all costs.



    This will end in the courts.



    Over to you Celtic.



    Over to you all the other SPL clubs, do the right thing.

  8. .



    Now that SydneyTim..



    Has gone to Dreamland..I Feel l have Let CQN know That ST Suffers from a Very Rare Syndrome Not Unknown to CQN..



    RPCS is a Syndrome where Posters Have a Valid Point but there Syndrome takes Over..Sometimes Over & Over..and the Point is Lost in Endless Post of RPCS..



    SydneyTim was Almost Cured of RPCS over 3 years Ago..Unfortunately for Syd..Celtic signed Willo Flood..and his Remission Stopped..almost Immediateness..



    So Please have All this In Mind when Reading Syd’s Posts..



    Please DO NOT..RePost SydneyTims Posts as it Makes His RPCS Flare Up Worse..



    Summa ft RepetitivePostContentSyndromeCSC

  9. James Forrest is Lennon on

    Ghastly highlights of the Keith Jackson Talksport interview there lads.



    The Battered Bunnet, you, BRTH and a couple of other guys have discussed, in depth, various scenarios for what happens next. I think it’s time to revisit – in light of today’s obvious efforts to turn the fans – the scenario which we talked about some weeks ago, that there may, in fact, be more than one entity claiming the mantle of Rangers as we move onward here.



    I’ve had a good look at SFA regulations on the fit and proper person test, and from where I’m sitting it rules out involvement in a NewCo of anyone connected with the club in the five years prior to an administration event, which would wash away the pretensions of Paul Murray, Dave King and all the other touted “Whyte Knight Part 2” candidates the media has dreamt up.



    Unless Craig Whyte is here for what I’ve long suspected – the pump and dump, in which case I think Rangers FC is as good as dead – he could emerge from this holding certain assets which are vital to Rangers having any future at all. Forget about talk of a straight up SPL reinstatement … the battle over who actually owns what of Rangers’ corpse is likely to last far too long for the SPL to hold open a place for them, not that this would be legal anyway …



    The question is, if three or four different groups emerge, all trying to get their hands on the same assets, might we end up with a scenario where all this might be stuck in a courtroom for years to come?



    There’s also the SFA’s responsibility in a liquidation proceeding. When a club folds, it is the SFA’s responsibility to take over all the player contracts and to get best value for the administrator/liquidator by disposing of them. A pre-pack sells everything cheap, but a pre-pack can’t be done whilst the assets are all claimed by different groups of people … that leaves the SFA, yes friends, the Scottish Football Association itself, in the horrendous (I could die laughing, seriously!) position of having to sell the entire “Rangers” first team squad to the highest bidder … without a single penny of that money being available to what’s left of the club.



    Whyte has created the Perfect Storm here.

  10. Dirtymac.



    Just because our board have not made the same mistakes as the Huns does not mean they have an impeccable track record.



    Here are a few of what I consider to be poor business decisions.



    January 2009 – No back up brought in for JVOH and McDonald – Sheridan allowed to leave on loan, and no deal tied up for Fletcher. (Sheridan had scored 4 goals in 12 appearances, 7 of which were off the bench) (Fletcher had scored 6 in 21 starts)



    August 2009 – Appointing Mowbray, at significant financial cost, allowing him to rip apart a reasonably successful team, and spend money on his own players. Not even considering Neil Lennon for the job at this stage, only to appoint him a year later necessitating a further squad reshuffle. No element of forward planning.



    I don’t think any of the above decisions were made with a view to handing the Huns the title, but they ultimately proved to be poor decisions. Don’t you agree ?


    dirtymac says:



    31 January, 2012 at 11:28





    31 January, 2012 at 11:19



    07/08 too.



    They brought in the likes of Cullar, McCulloch, Whittaker, Cousin, Naebalance, etc for about £11m.



    In fact, from 07/08 to 08/09 they spent about £29m








    I always tend to lump them in together as I was too busy laughing at the Kaunas result to check the calendar.



    The fact that they had the last laugh by winning the league-who’d have guessed three international strikers couldnae hit their own arse (and it took some going to miss a few of those bum cheeks) could be foreseen by no-one.



    Two seasons of the worst MIBbery EVER followed.



    They got lucky. They had the establishment on their side at a level we had NEVER seen before.



    Otherwise they’d have been f’d before now.



    I still think that a massive fraud was perpetrated by one publicly-listed company against another,and the FSA should be looking at this very seriously indeed.



    They made roughly £40m,and we lost the same.

  12. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    more pash,Lambert says nobody leaving,cut to media monkey at Tesco Park,huns after Grant Holt fae Norwich and Sahili from Rapid who played as a trialist for us last night v Fleetwood.

  13. When they actually do go under.. at the next home game we should have Mr Fergus McCann out on the pitch making the half time draw ‘Here’s the type of saviour you could have had’.

  14. garygillespieshamstring on

    Skysports : one guy’s rumour is heid back for £2.5 million. Going round Wigan apparently

  15. Sydney tim, ‘debts’ could and more than likely would include transfer fees… So spending on debts could be investing in squad naw?

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