Police first creditor to react


Strathclyde Police were Rangers first creditor to ask for a payment guarantee from Rangers’ newly appointed administrator, saying, “Strathclyde Police is a public body and has a duty to make sure public resources are used appropriately. We are seeking an urgent meeting with the administrators to ensure that any payment for policing costs at future Rangers games is guaranteed.

“Until we have such a guarantee we would not be in a position to commit public resources to policing an event unless we had a reassurance that our costs would be met.”

Before the administrator is able to allow the scheduled game against Kilmarnock on Saturday to proceed he would need to guarantee payments for all services employed and goods used, casting considerable doubt on the game proceeding.  The administrator is liable for any expenses he incurs from now which cannot be paid by the club.

Funds will need to be found for turnstile and security staff, while footballers may be asked to play for free.

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  1. Awe Naw @ 16.40



    You are better than that.


    It is a question that needs to be answered – without blinkers on.



    Spanish Dictators Farm @ 16.32



    Away oot an’ play tig wi the buses ya rocket.

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on



    14 February, 2012 at 16:46



    On such a fine day .. I am going to leave you alone :-)))))



    Hail Hail

  3. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    MadMitch says:


    14 February, 2012 at 16:47



    Your the one with the blinkers



    Keep behaving this way and your mask will drop.



    Not one mention of the material I have force fed you due to your hunnesque aversion debating techniques today.



    You are going to have to raise your game BIG TIME or come across as a hun wishful thinker



    Hail Hail

  4. RogueLeader says:



    from rangers media



    “now we know what RC in HMRC stands for”









    I think that’s hilarious

  5. CultsBhoy loves being 1st says:


    14 February, 2012 at 16:49


    “Hearing Daniel Cousin’s agent is a Tim… ”



    a double agent

  6. bye, bye AuntSally.



    The old board paraded him during a rushed press conference a year ago before Whyte could take over.



    He is right out the door in the next week.




  7. My dear,dear.dear.friend.. Dushanbe Bhilly Bhoy. @ 16.40






    Nice tae Greet.






    Ye goat me there,pal..



    Ah never thought o’ that Yin!



    Ah missed a Trick, there.



    Nice yin.. Good fur You.





    yer pal..who likes ye aloater

  8. Given Whyte’s track record and his handling of Ranjurs finances so far, I think we should be very pleased that his mate is now the administrator.

  9. muillach says:



    14 February, 2012 at 16:13



    Anyone on FF please cut and paste! PLEASE



    From FF






    What happens if the police refuse resources




    If they pull out can we still play our home games without a police presence.


    what fucking useful function do they serve?



    how many people are arrested at Ibrox on matchday?


    Say they decided they weren’t going to police a game, the game was called off but the supporters still turned up, wouldn’t they have to police this anyway but come out their own budget?


    We should all converge on George Square and make the fuckers have to police us anyway, with the cops getting fuck all payment for doing it.


    What’s the SPL/SFA rules on policing?


    I go with this! we all turn up give them a massive headache and gridlock the city.


    I guess the SPL will say Rangers will be obliged to fulfill their fixtures, and it could go ahead behind closed doors. However, I don’t think it will come to that and I intend to be on the boat on Saturday morning anyway.




    If agreement is not reached with police the game will not be played, Killie awarded a 3 – 0 win and more points deduction applied – a nightmare scenaro


    Bullshit .


    Originally Posted by sheaalan


    Say they decided they weren’t going to police a game, the game was called off but the supporters still turned up, wouldn’t they have to police this anyway but come out their own budget?


    **** them we should all turn up anyway, all their senior officers have done for years now is take the ****ing piss albeit with the express approval of the charlatan and his hand picked security traitors.



    The police had better understand NOW is not the time to push their luck! Everything i have heard so far has just been blatant attempts to kick us again when we are down IMO.

  10. I see some chaps asking who scored the goals in our 10 point gain.



    Reasonable question.



    Answer = they were all O.Gs !




    AWE NAW 1648



    Yer a gent,the lovely lady who tamed you has mellowed you as well.



    Lucky man.



    Offski,take care bud.

  12. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Excellent of them to mark HMQueen’s Jubilee by going into administration through not paying their debts to Her Majesty’s Revenue.



    I hope the ole corgis are wearing their flak jackets.



    Patriotism. Refuge. Scoundrels.



    True then and true now.




    “As a consequence of court proceedings instigated this morning by HMRC, the board of Directors has regrettably taken the decision to appoint administrators with immediate effect.



    “The Club did not want nor anticipate having to take this course of action today but had no option. We had hoped that continued dialogue with HMRC would mean that a decision on administration would not have to be taken for 10 days while all other avenues were explored.



    “Due to its cost structure, the Club has been loss making for many months.This situation has resulted in increasing liabilities and the Club has been in discussion with HMRC regarding these liabilities.



    “These liabilities combined with the threat of the outcome of the first tier tax tribunal left the Club no option but to formally restructure its financial affairs.



    “It goes without saying that administrators will work towards a solution that will be in the interests of the Club and its creditors. At no stage has a solution been sought where my personal interests were put before the Club’s. The Club and our supporters come first.



    “It remains our firm belief that the Club’s future can be secured and we hope this period of administration will be as short as possible.



    “As Chairman and a Rangers fan, it is very painful to see the Club being deducted 10 league points but I would urge all Rangers supporters to rally round Ally McCoist and the team in these difficult times.”



    David Whitehouse and Paul Clark, of Duff and Phelps, will conduct the administration.



    Paul Clark said: “As administrators we have a statutory duty to act in the best interests of all creditors and we will fulfil that function diligently.



    “We fully recognise the great history of this club and what it means to people throughout the world.



    “Whilst today is a sad day for Rangers, it also addresses the terrible uncertainty that has been hanging over the Club. The administration period, while difficult for all involved, will give stability to the Club in order to move forward.



    “I can assure all Rangers supporters that all aspects of the administration will be carried out with the interests of the Club firmly in mind. As a first step, the administration team will ensure that Saturday’s match at Ibrox will proceed as planned and all other routine Club business will continue.”

  14. St Martin



    That was evident in their song choice last Saturday at Dunfermline.



    They are hurting and they will lash out.

  15. Folks if we could all stop the gloating for a moment and pause for silent reflection for those suffering most at this traumatic time.



    Ladies and gentlemen I ask you sincerely to think of all the hardworking Ice Cream salespersons the length and breadth of Scotland deluged with requests for Jelly and Ice Cream, for the tireless efforts of those in the chilled distribution industry keeping shelves stocked we salute you. To the dedicated workers of Walls, HB, Gino Ginelli’s and countless others engaged in meeting this unprecedented challenge a heartfelt thank you.



    I bet you all thought I was going to be all gracious to the huns didn’t ye? Na feck them they made their bed they can lie in it.



    Parcel =====>

  16. seventyxSion, an excellent idea.



    As suggested by seventyxSion:



    Coming at you!! Well done and thank you.



    ASonOfDan, it sure will.



    SFFS, indulge me, today only.



    philvisreturns, oh well.



    the long wait is over, cheers.



    croppybhoy, I expect a lot more to come from the tax case.



    Houl yer wheest, deleted, language.

  17. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    In the office I will listen when I get home tonight



    Mack teh knife starts of with Chord A — then A6 (pinky on 2nd fret) – Then Bm then Bm7 then back to A then F#m and then Bm7 again




    Mac the knife easy peasy


    Hail Hail

  18. What is the Stars on

    Silly Billy won the first race at Southwell today


    should have backed it



    In the last at Ayr in 5.05 a horse called “Plus Jamais” (french for never more) for anyone who didnt go to Catholic school

  19. Reply Retweet Favorite · Open


    So it’s not just the back tax on EBT at #Rangers. PAYE and VAT was withheld by Craig Whyte, around £9m of it. Helps explains HMRC hardball


    Retweeted by Mark Daly




    tweet tweet



    O h dear me how much schadenfreude can a bampot like me take!!



    What time is the clyde ssb on tonight




  20. Retard Gough on BBC24 now hunnin and hawin in funereal tones the gravy train buffer stop his


    Califorincation the back pages in lala land supremacy his always hun propagation in lie spout but always gladly afforded appreciation across the miniscule girth of stand up alone stories….a la las


    busted ringlers,



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