Who suggested Whyte speaks to Ticketus?


Today is one of the most significant days for the future of Rangers as Duff and Phelps legal challenge to Ticketus ownership of around £40m of tickets over the next three seasons plays out.  Should Ticketus retain ownership of the tickets it considerably inhibits the phoenix scenarios Duff and Phelps are able to profile as they look to sell the club.

BBC Scotland’s business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser, Tweeted this afternoon that Duff and Phelps asked the court for permission to breach the agreement with Ticketus as it acts as an inhibitor to attracting potential bids for the club.  Fraser also notes that there is little precedent for such a breach and that the Blue Knights consortium have been able to construct a deal recognising Ticketus’ rights.

I heard earlier today that Craig Whyte is particularly distressed at some of the derogatory comments fired his way this week, a few of which he feels are unjustified.  The media are already speculating on what could happen to Mr Whyte in the event that police inquiries lead to a report being made to the crown office.

I understand supporters of Mr Whyte, who has maintained a dignified silence on many aspects of the deal, are curious as to why the person who led him to Ticketus has not revealed his involvement.  I hear that early last year when Whyte privately revealed he was unable to pull enough funds together to complete the takeover, he was told:

“Why don’t you speak to a company called Ticketus?  They are very helpful for this kind of thing.”

Having never worked in the football business, Whyte had never heard of Ticketus.  When I heard who this was I laughed and laughed and laughed.  I’m still laughing.  This is the story that just keeps on giving.  My source is not for going on the record, so discretion is the better part of valour on this one, but if Mr Whyte ever gets to the witness box, get yourself a front row seat.

The Daily Record today suggested Mr Whyte could end up in jail over this business.  I wonder if he’ll be the only one.

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  1. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Germans are very precise people



    So that last article was ore of a case of The Rangers are IN the sh….



    Rather than they are …. thats taken for granted.



    Hail Hail.

  2. traditionalist88 on

    Magnificentseven(from previous)



    Pinch of salt to be taken with that last post matey!



    However, the administration procedure(ie. the mess I was referring to) was initiated as a result of non payment of tax since Whyte took over, no?



    Either way, its party time in many a fenian establishment!




  3. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on




    Would it have to be a see through Dock so we could see who it is?

  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    I pointed out yesterday that Roddy Forsyth that distinguished Daily Telegraph sports journalist has already stated that SIr David Murray brokered the Ticketsforyouse deal for Craig Whyte.

  5. Magnificentseven on

    traditionalist88 on 15 March, 2012 at 15:46 said:


    Magnificentseven(from previous)



    Pinch of salt to be taken with that last post matey!




    I know!! and with my reply also

  6. Top 10?


    See.I’ve been asking for MONTHS,” Is C.W. going to jail?”


    no one would answer me. no one.

  7. Does CW have any personal wealth? If isnt set up for life he has to start defending himself as his character is getting well and truely pummelled.

  8. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Great stuff Paul.



    Now because all of us only read the Daily Record and only listen to Radio Clyde we haven’t been furnished with the facts about which Scottish football clubs had a business relationship with Ticketus before Craig Whyte appeared on the scene.



    Ach, if only there were websites out there which investigated stories fastidiously, published facts & provided intelligent analysis



    Hail Hail

  9. Tim Malone Will Tell on 15 March, 2012 at 15:48 said:



    If I was a betting man, and judging by the hilarity it induced in Our Glorious Leader, I’d say that the The Minty fella, the teflon hun, would be the likeliest….




  10. Paul67 – Fair play, fair play.



    Would you be able to speculate about the identity of said person ever seeing the light of day?

  11. Paul67


    Have it on good authority Minty’s name is mentioned on a letter in circulation


    from Octupus as being the go between them and the MBB.



  12. Sorry to go off topic Paul67 – but with regard to some comments on previous article.



    In 05/06 Porto finished behind the Huns and Artmedia. Ricksen played in both games against Artmedia, surely Artmedia are the ones who were denied their place in the last 16 ? Or Famagusta who Ricksen scored against in the qualifiers.



    I don’t see what is in it for Porto – if the games were Ricksen played are awarded 3-0 to their opponents, Artmedia will be 2nd in the group not Porto ?

  13. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    On the shared gate discussion on previous thread – any proposal that was based on only splitting away ticket sales would actually make the other 10 poorer – unless of coures Celtic volunteered to forego their right to away ticket revenue.



    A few months ago I posted that Celtic had won the arms race – but now we had to win the peace. It would be a good idea in my opinion if Celtic were to lead the way on how the game in Scotland could be restructured/refinanced to keep the league competitve in the absence of the Govan Chamberpots.

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