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King: if we lose the tax case then we probably gained some competitive advantage

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Newco chairman, Dave King, this evening issued a remarkable statement.  Not for the first time he referenced Celtic, but on this occasion, he became the first person inside the game to put the Stripping of Titles Rangers won during their EBT and DOS years on the table.

His statement also blankly contradicted an earlier statement he made, when he asserted, “I follow the logic of the argument that if we lose the tax case then we probably gained some competitive advantage.”

With the tax case lost, and many fair-minded agreeing with his earlier sentiment and calling for titles to be stripped, however, today King said:

“Whether the scheme was in place or not, or whether it survived tax scrutiny or not, made no difference whatsoever to the playing squad of the Club during that period and hence had no impact on the performance on the pitch.”

That’s:

“If we lose the tax case then we probably gained some competitive advantage.”
Followed by:

“Had no impact on the performance on the pitch.”

“Competitive advantage.”

“No impact on the performance.”

In 2012 he even issued an apology and suggested “commercial reparation to the other clubs” was in order.

“Reparation” because “if we lose the tax case” we “gained some competitive advantage”.

In five years he moved from saying Rangers gained a competitive advantage because of the illegal EBT use, and commercial reparations to other clubs was due, to denying any wrongdoing whatsoever.

He should also have read the Celtic statement more carefully.  King today said Celtic, “have attempted to influence the footballing authorities to alter its historic football honours”.

Celtic’s statement called merely for a review, “We are sure now that the footballing authorities in Scotland will wish to review this matter. Celtic awaits the outcome of their review.”

The altering of football honours issue was not put on the table by our club – you can thank Dave King for that thought provoking notion.

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  1. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    behold, i have not read the article,bow in awe at the glorious intercession of the divine trio

     

     

     

    theyfouledtheballcsc

  2. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    THE GREEN MAN

     

     

     

    It’s worse than corrupt, a place that creates, champions and perpetuates a lie.

     

     

     

    Shameful, stupid cretins living a lie.

     

     

     

    My balls would shrivel at the thought of defending the Celtic if we’d cheated and attempted to hold onto stolen “achievements”.

     

     

     

    Do that lot actually have mirrors in their abodes ?

  3. Olivier Ntcham, Man City youngster (21), supposedly joining our growing ranks of midfielders over the weekend according to KDS. Loan deal, he played with Genoa in Serie A for the last two seasons. French under 21 international.

     

    If true, and with Benyu already signed, there must be at least two on the way out (Bitton? Henderson? Armstrong?).

  4. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Dave King.

     

    This is what passes for a man.

     

    Somebody needs to shut him up.

     

    He does whatever the feck he likes, with no comeback whatsoever.

     

    Its amazing that such a total half-wit bigot can shut the PLC up.

     

    They remain silent while he lies and slanders.

     

    I just dont get it.

     

     

    HH

  5. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    BCW

     

     

    Its just not football. Its a bent system from top to bottom.

     

    One thing i have never understood about Scottish Football, why is it, that we have Masonic referees?

     

    That is how mad it is.

     

    Its just not credible in any way, and yet, they get away with it.

     

    Its astounding.

     

     

    HH

  6. I wee example of some of the shite spouted on FF

     

     

    Scottish Football has Tried to Kill Rangers – Time to Kill Scottish Football

     

    The title is fairly explanatory. We are the enemy in our own country. To those still doubting the motives of the tarriers and diddy teams, waken up.

     

     

    Time for an all out boycott of the shite that infest our country and exist for no other reason than for the benefit of the scum.

     

     

    Time for all Rangers fans to boycott and not give the shitebags not a penny.

     

     

    Many may disagree. They also disagreed when I said Ally should never be made Manager and they protested that he ‘deserved his chance,’ and when I suggested a boycott to get rid of the wigs.

     

     

    This is not pointscoring, merely an attempt to get those sleeping to waken up.

     

     

     

    superranger

  7. Paul67

     

     

    DK must have increased the number of supporters of other clubs who want a review and kept the pot boiling.

     

     

    Its yet another attempt to make this a Celtic v “Rangers” issue rather than one of governance.

     

     

    The lengths the SFA have gone to in order to bury what has taken place since 2011 suggests to me that there is much more to this than a matter of not following football rules.

     

     

    The evidence that fraud was committed and covered up in 2011 on the UEFA licence issue is strong, fraud is a criminal activity and in this case not hard to prove given the evidence.

     

     

    I can understand the danger of pulling the whole house down by moving in that direction but there is so much rot around it will collapse anyway unless Rentokill are brought in.

     

     

    How aware are those of influence in our game aware of the danger it is in?

  8. Sounds like he’s suing for peace.

     

     

    Or as close to suing for peace as a hun will ever achieve.

     

     

    That triumphalist, supremacist mindset that is their defining characteristic really is a handicap for them.

  9. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Dave the Knave. Be afraid, be awfully afraid.

     

     

     

    You won’t like Mr. Desmond when he’s angry.

     

     

    You probably don’t like him now….but you definitely won’t like him when he is angry.

     

     

     

    I read an article on him a few months ago, discussing his career,etc.

     

     

     

    It also mentioned how he bided his time to right a perceived wrong done to him.

     

     

     

    He was merciless.

     

     

    #didn’tgetwhereiamtoday.

  10. Larsson and McStay on

    One sentence of King’s statement today :

     

     

    “A good analogy of what happened at the time is the present position following regime change. As we rebuild the squad we are deliberately and transparently spending beyond our income.

     

     

    Is he not just admitting they are ignoring FPP rules ??

  11. Larsson and McStay on

    One sentence of King’s statement today :

     

     

     

    “A good analogy of what happened at the time is the present position following regime change. As we rebuild the squad we are deliberately and transparently spending beyond our income.

     

     

    Is he not just admitting they are ignoring FFP rules ….even ?

  12. This convicted criminal has effectively challenged us to a dual.

     

    I hope we are up for the fight

     

     

    HH

  13. LARSSON AND MCSTAY

     

    Huns don’t do rules.

     

    They decide what is acceptable and their lickspittles in blazer’s rubber-stamp .

  14. Paul67 et al

     

     

    A glance at the most recent BDO Creditors Report (Rangers) will show that the two biggest creditors are HMRC and Dave King. (under Directors). The former is the largest (£95 million), but they have just won their case, whilst the latter’s claim is £20 million. Make no mistake the decision by the Supreme Court is a body blow to the glib one, rendering his claim, (against the current £15 million of assets) virtually worthless. His best bet would be to start whistling Dixie, or better still get Jim Traynor to do it for him!

  15. Dave King’s statement eh?

     

     

    Mental gymnastics that a steroid taking Russian would be proud off.

     

     

    Quite apt, really.

  16. Big Cup Winners 19.12

     

     

    ” Do that lot actually have mirrors in their abodes ” ?

     

     

    Yes.

     

     

    The type they had in fairgrounds .HH

  17. Mountblow tim on

    Good afternoon CQN,

     

    Loads of tims hear in Florida and we all have

     

    Something in common (soar sides with laughing)

     

    Crumble the BIG House

     

     

     

    DD

     

    keep the faith tell your Wee mammy I am asking for her and my prayers are

     

    Said for her

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Mt

  18. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Dave King….We cheated, so what!

     

    That’s what it amounts to.

     

    If this is allowed to stand, we can forget it.

     

     

    HH

  19. Gliby:

     

     

    “While I am Chairman, Rangers’ overspending will always be on a sustainable and robust basis and one that safeguards the future of our Club.”

     

    So basically you will spend more than your income, I’m sure Wonga will be delighted to hear it, but not as much as us Tims.

     

    Mr Micawber’s famous, and oft-quoted, recipe for happiness:

     

    “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”

     

    A simple analogy but one that most bankrupts never take on board.

     

    If the huns swallow that crap, and they will, they deserve all they get. Will we ever stop partying?

     

    Q. How much money have you actually sunk into sevco Gliby?

     

    A. The square root of hee haw.

  20. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    anyway , as the great woman once said

     

     

    I could be happy

     

    Or go to Skye

     

    On my holiday

     

    I could be happy

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