Hummel, Elite, rescind Newco agreement, start proceedings


Hummel UK and The Elite Group issued a statement today noting they were rescinding their agreement with Rangers FC [sic.] with immediate effect, “due to the club being in material breach of contract.”  They add that they have commenced legal proceedings against the club.

The statement reads:

“Hummel UK & The Elite Group was proud to have entered into a supplier agreement with Rangers Football Club in good faith in March 2018.  We saw this as an opportunity to work together for the benefit of the club, its supporters and the Hummel brand.

“However, despite being given warranties and assurances by the Rangers board that the club was free to enter into their arrangement, it transpired that Rangers had previously signed a conflicting agreement with a third party.

“The club has therefore been unable to fulfil its obligations to Hummel & The Elite Group, which would have included the creation of a Hummel branded area within the Ibrox Megastore, along with crucial marketing activity such as perimeter advertising, player activations, and promotion on the Rangers FC website.

“Hummel UK & The Elite Group has nonetheless made payments to Rangers totalling c. £2.5m and supplied kit worth approximately £1m.  Despite doing all of this in good faith, we are now facing some public statements from Rangers which are not correct.

“We have been unable to find a way forward despite making repeated efforts to reach out to the club.  It is with regret that we have therefore rescinded our agreement with Rangers FC with immediate effect, due to the club being in material breach of contract.

“We remain willing to try and resolve matters with Rangers FC on an amicable basis.   Contrary to reports, Rangers is not owed any further payments from Hummel UK & The Elite Group at this time and we are disappointed by Rangers’ decision to commence legal proceedings in respect of these issues.  Those proceedings will not result in any payment to Rangers and are an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction for the club, its fans and Hummel.

“We have now begun our own legal proceedings against Rangers which we are very confident will result in a positive outcome so we can all move forward.”

This afternoon, Newco Rangers online store’s is selling Puma produced replica shirts from the 2017-18 season.

Next week, I plan to discuss financial matters with significant consequences for Newco.  They should not get too excited about the prospect of two Scottish entrants to the Champions League in 2021.

Also, I have had the statement since before 10:00 this morning (been in meetings since).  Curious that it has not been carried by the mainstreams.

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  1. DAVID17 on 21ST FEBRUARY 2020 5:19 PM


    I’m not a Vegan but i could be one day. For now it’s only red meat that’s kiboshed. One thing about Glasgow and the Scots. Do something different, progressive or original and prepare for a slagging.




    Too true, David. All my family are vegetarian and 3 are vegan. We take some stick, but we would be very hypocritical having an animal sanctuary and then eating them.


    Btw – liked the Trevelyn’s Quorn quip, but Quorn ain’t vegan, at least the vast majority of Quorn ain’t. Sorry about the pedantry.

  2. Great win for the Celtic Ghirls!


    And that is what you call a last minute winner, brilliant.



  3. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Our ladies’ team just beat Glasgow City 2 1 with a last minute goal from our captain.



    Marvellous result in awful conditions against the current champions.

  4. Celtic Ladies win 2-1, last kick of the game. Well done you Ghirls in Green, some performance in that weather as well. Genuinely enjoyed watching.

  5. Kelly Clark,Captain,in her 173rd game,scores a belterin 92nd minute.Presenter on CTV on matchdays.


    This team are seriously in with a great chance of winning this league.Horrendous conditions.

  6. An Tearmann, if Paul had any doubts it’d be down, it isn’t. Just read Jobo’s post at 9.24, no Hummel kit on sale on the Huns website, interesting.

  7. Saw 2nd half of the ladies game .enjoyed it because of the weather.


    They gave everything and imo deserved the win.



    I must be getting more paranoid though because I too thought ref had punish tendencies🙂🙂

  8. doesn’t seem to be any mention of hummel on their website that i can see. I think Paul67 may well have got himself a world exclusive. Wonder who he had to sleep with to get the scoop?

  9. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    BhoyJoeBelfast, Three very out of the ordinary questions. Thanks for posting them.



    As I said earlier , I only knew the answers as I was at each game.



    The surges in the crowd at the Basel game were unbelievable. You would end up ten, twenty feet away from where you were before the surge started.



    Onto Sunday now.

  10. Hun Online Shop getting a record number of hits. Logged on they are trying to sell Hummel shirts to me anyway. Any size I clicked were in stock & available. I wish & hope Paul has a scoop but I have my doubts.

  11. *** CQN PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2019-20 ***





    A short and sweet results post for this one as I’m oot babysitting with a tablet on low battery! Voter turnout was again very high (despite the weather!) so thank you to the 66 that emailed their picks. And a nearly unanimous opinion on our best player with only 1 voter thinking differently. Results as follows with my own selections asterisked.



    Forster*: 47


    Frimpong: 0


    Jullien*: 65


    Ajer*: 12


    Hayes: 11


    Forrest : 24


    Brown: 1


    McGregor: 3


    Ntcham: 0


    Christie: 1


    Edouard: 33


    Elyounoussi: 0


    Bitton: 0


    Simunovic: 0


    Unused subs – Bain, Bolingoli, Rogic, Bayo


    So, the players receiving points for the Copenhagen game are –


    Jullien – 5 points


    Forster – 4 points


    Edouard – 3 points


    Forrest – 2 points


    Ajer – 1 point



    The overall points table is now –


    1st – Brown – 73 points


    2nd – Edouard – 64 points


    3rd – McGregor – 55 points


    4th – Jullien – 45 points


    5th – Forrest – 40 points


    6th – Christie – 38 points


    6th – Frimpong – 38 points


    6th – Ntcham – 38 points


    9th – Ajer – 29 points


    10th – Elyounoussi – 24 points


    11th – Forster – 25 points


    12th – Taylor – 17 points


    13th – Griffiths – 16 points


    14th – Bauer – 14 points


    15th – Bolingoli-Mbombo – 13 points


    16th – Rogic – 9 points


    17th – Hayes – 8 points


    17th – Elhamed – 8 points


    19th – Welsh – 4 points


    19th – Bitton – 4 points


    19th – Johnston – 4 points


    22nd – Bayo – 3 points


    23rd – Morgan – 2 points


    23rd – Robertson – 2 points


    25th – Bain, Simunovic, Gordon, Klimala, Sinclair, Ralston, Arzani, Hendry, Dembele, Shved – all on 0 points



    We return to league business on Sunday at 3pm when we entertain Kilmarnock at the Home of The Champions.


    Hail Hail!

  12. Stuck @ Bowling.



    Biblical happenings Happening.



    Forgive Everyone Yucan.



    The Almighty Power is, ALMIGHTY.



    BELIEVE in the most Amazing Free Gift.

  13. No idea if the story is true. However must point out that the online shop (gersstorsonline) which is still selling the Hummell kit, is an Elite Group (Hummell) owned site.



    The online shop of the megastore at Ibrox is selling the Puma kits.



    Make of that what you will

  14. Corkcelt



    Only showing Puma kits for me lol



    Sure it’s a it of fun on a Friday night if nothing else




  15. So The Hun site that is actually run by Hummel are still selling Hummel Shirts & the Megastore that is run by the Huns themselves are selling the old Puma shirts. Strange.

  16. The official hun website makes no mention of hummel at all not even where you would expect them to be mentioned for example in the list of sponsers and corporate partners. I have to confess though that i have never visited heir site before so don’t know if that has been the case for a while. No one does cutting of their nose to spite their face quite like the huns.

  17. JOBO BALDIE on 21ST FEBRUARY 2020 9:24 PM


    Paul67s story may yet be true. Apologies for the link but no Hummel products available via their online shop – search for home kit and you get 2018 Puma….






    The ‘Rangers’ Official website diverts to a different website.





    Can we assume this is the site operated by Elite and that all monies go directly to them as per Paul67 the other day…? If the Huns didn’t redirect to Elite it would probably be a contract breach…



    If so that could mean Elite are still selling Hummell but Rangers are not…



    I don’t think this is particularly relevant however. I just hope Paul hasn’t used this as confirmation that the Hummell statement was genuine when it possibly is not.

  18. Corkcelt



    Follow the money



    Doc.fair play.


    Guess it’s follow the money (again)




  19. Hope the statement is true but it looks a bit dodgy.


    Last night, the only thing that matters is that we get through and we have given ourselves a great chance of doing that.


    Could’ve been better but I’ll take them on next week and think we’ll beat them.


    If we don’t then more importantly we’ve got 9 then 10 to look forward to.

  20. Does the Hummel Training Centre (or whatever they called it) now revert back to being called Murray Park?




  21. If the Hummel statement is genuine, that would almost certainly result in a boycott by the klan. Now as much as the Hummell deal is dead in the water, surely they would want to offload as much stock as possible in the mean time…



    A judge has ruled that they cannot continue the agreement with Hummel/Elite into next season. Hummel are withholding £3m. So whether Paul has a genuine statement or not, the facts remain that the Hummel deal is dead and they have breached both the Hummel contract and the SDI contract. As well as having no kit supplier for next season.



    This is all best case scenario.

  22. David17.I do think it’s relevant



    So Huns ask for £2,840,236.75 last week



    Elite comment.






    Could what you posted be part of the severing of merchandise threads,


    When I read above tweet last week hun sites didnae know where to buy where the cash goes to rainjurz.the income thread


    They would defo need the income in bloo rm.




  23. RIP, Wan of the Greatest, Andrew Weatherall.



    Crazy the Water was almost at the platform @ Bowling.



    An Incredible dude, Forbes, said his Mrs was coming to pick him up. The Ticket Inspector (I hope ye get home soon dude) came through asking where Everyone was going he heard me saying Dumbarton. Forbes frae the Vale Academy ma year as well. Thank You.




  24. in other matters. from cnn.


    Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion.


    At its heart is the world’s longest railway tunnel — the 35-mile-long (or 57-kilometer) Gotthard Base Tunnel.


    Everything about this $11.3 billion project is on a grand scale; at their deepest point, the GBT’s twin tunnels are around 8,000 feet below the Alpine peaks. More than 2,500 people worked on its construction, carving and blasting their way through almost 30 million tonnes of granite before laying almost 250 miles of steel rails and installing thousands of miles of cables for power, signaling and communications systems.


    With cross passages between the main tunnels every 1,066 feet, access tunnels and shafts the total length of the tunnel system is more than 95 miles.



    how much did the trams in edinburgh cost?


    5 miles cost £776m. the inquiry cost almost £4M. there should be an inquiry into the inquiry.


    the scottish parliament building cost £430m compared to an original budget of £55m in July 1998.


    it came in slightly over budget.


    draw your own conclusions.

  25. Celtic against Newco



    Last 16



    I reckon it is on






    It is the Big Mans Story.



    WONDERFUL so it is.



    There will be an ending obviously. ;))

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