Following on from the SFA issuing an important announcement just as the Olympics opening ceremony was getting underway (Mr Regan, take a long hard look in the mirror), Duff and Phelps yesterday issued their final progress report to creditors of The Rangers Football Club PLC (in administration), recently renamed RFC 2012 PLC.
….On a Sunday, when the Ryder Cup was guaranteed top dominate sports reporting. Anyone would think they didn’t want you to read it.
Take your time to read the report in detail here. For those of us who follow football finances there is a treasure trove of information seldom revealed in this detail.
During the period in administration covered by the report, 14 February 2012 to 25 September 2012, the club incurred trading shortfall of £4,007,635. Quite a remarkable figure.
The administrators received £2,457,420 remuneration on 10 August while the club paid £1,325,756 in legal fees as well as over £400k in legal and administration disbursements.
Buried (very) deep into the report is money paid to PR companies. They paid Spreckley £28,941 for media consulting in relation to the administration. They also paid Media House £141,441 for media consultancy in relation to the company. Is this another remarkable figure? Some creditors may be surprised but there is none here. Duff and Phelps will no doubt be prepared to explain to creditors the value they gained from this expenditure on their behalf at the forthcoming creditors’ meeting.
Duff and Phelps will soon be discharged and the club will be handed over to BDO who will liquidate it.