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Whyte is still the only bidder and he didn’t even bid

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It was theoretically possible someone could have bid for Rangers today but it was always more likely that interim-managers, Duff and Phelps, would get offers that were dependent on a remarkably positive upside.

Sure, if HRMC get their bums handed to them on a plate by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT), Craig Whyte decides to tear up his security on Ibrox and Ticketus forget where they put the contract of sale for the next three years season tickets, even I’d bid for them.  Not much, though, I’m only interested in Waitrose Park out at Milngavie.

There is nothing Duff and Phelps can do about the FTT but wait for the verdict.  It might report in their favour.  If so, it’s game on and they will surely invite offers for sale again, until then, they will have to shuffle paper and look busy.

No one has been able to shift Craig Whyte’s security or offered to buy Ibrox from him, so he is the only real bidder for Rangers and I don’t think he even bid today.  Our old friend Game Theory would have us busy planning for a scenario when he exercises his power in this game.  Ostracising him might encourage him to walk away, or it might force him to dig his heels in.

Game Theory would also suggest we don’t play poker when we know the other guy has four aces, they don’t often walk away.

Pay the man or find a way of telling yourself he’s not that bad after all.

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  1. not in the quiz so just musing..

     

     

    like all Celtic fans you sometimes think back to your early memories of going to see the mighty ‘tic.

     

     

    When I think back there is always something constant – stopping at ‘Off the Record’, while my dad went in to catch up with his mates (obviously finding out in later years that some of them were liquid). Our deal was that he would put the secret policeman’s ball on the tape player while he fed me juice and crisps at regular intervals in the car. The tape meant that I listened to some borderline language meaning no mention would be made to my mum of any stop-off – this blatant blackamil i have stored for later years and make no apology.

     

     

    Anyway, I recall getting to the game in plenty of time. I guess it must have been around 2.15 as the ground was empty and there were no players on the park – even the crazed grass stabber with the fork hadn’t made an appearance. With Parkhead starting to fill I can still remember a sweet smell and specific music. To this day when I smell that waft from a pipe or hear that music I find myself back in Paradise as an 8 year old boy.

     

     

    So with grand self-indulgence I place a link to the music that was either over played in those days or somehow felt like it….enjoy the music and the weekend bhoys..

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGTDlRxAuVg&feature=related

  2. Sorry if I missed an earlier question, been in Edinburgh today. Lovely story for you…

     

     

    I had lunch at a solicitors office in Charlotte Square. Walked passed an outside broadcast van, which reminded me of who the locals were. Sitting in the meeting when lunch was brought through…

     

     

    I kid you not, it was the most tender, softest, most…… succulent leg of lamb. Maybe it’s the local dish. Jus and mash too.

  3. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    Paul67- tell me yer were not summoned by SDM? Jabba will be jealous :-)

     

     

    CRC

  4. The Almighty Creator just stepped in and interrupted the quiz.

     

     

    :))

     

     

    The Blog is amazing and Paul did create it.

     

     

    :D

  5. The Lizard King on

    Kerrrsplattt – thanks Paul67!

     

     

    Whilst we wait, a quote today from rangerstaxcase him/herself

     

     

    rangerstaxcase says:

     

    16/03/2012 at 6:39 am

     

    63 0 i Rate This

     

    _________________________

     

     

    Yes. It is already very clear that Rangers breached SFA rules- regardless of what the FTT says. That part is a no brainer and that point cannot be laboured enough.

     

     

    ——————————–

     

    This from the person who has almost certainly seen the paper work.

     

     

    Relax.

     

     

    Cup Final this weekend, Can’t wait.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    TLK

  6. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    Round 4: If you know your league cup final history ?

     

    The season was 1997/8; when we halted the Huns from progressing from their (soon to be removed) Buzz Aldrin “tainted” 9IAR.

     

     

    But first we had League cup final business to content with……..

     

    (2pts per correct answer if you are first to answer correctly, 1pt if you answer correctly but not first. One submission only per round)

     

     

    1 Who were the opponents?

     

     

    2 What was the venue?

     

     

    3 Which Scandanavian scored Celtic’s first goal that day?

     

     

    4 Which Scandanavian Celt was Man of the Match?

     

     

    5 Which dutch player playing for Celtic hit his own backside with an attempted shot at goal?

     

     

    6 Can you name the 2 Scots that were on the bench that day for Celtic?

     

     

    7 How many goals did the Hoops concede in their league cup campaign that season?

  7. 1 Who were the opponents?Dundee Utd

     

     

    2 What was the venue? Ibrokes

     

     

    3 Which Scandanavian scored Celtic’s first goal that day? Wieghorst

     

     

    4 Which Scandanavian Celt was Man of the Match? Marc Reiper

     

     

    5 Which dutch player playing for Celtic hit his own backside with an attempted shot at goal? Blinker

     

     

    6 Can you name the 2 Scots that were on the bench that day for Celtic? Jackie Mac and Kerr

     

     

    7 How many goals did the Hoops concede in their league cup campaign that season? 2

  8. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on 16 March, 2012 at 22:01 said:

     

    Round 4: If you know your league cup final history ?

     

    The season was 1997/8; when we halted the Huns from progressing from their (soon to be removed) Buzz Aldrin “tainted” 9IAR.

     

     

    But first we had League cup final business to content with……..

     

    (2pts per correct answer if you are first to answer correctly, 1pt if you answer correctly but not first. One submission only per round)

     

     

    1 Who were the opponents? Dun utd

     

     

    2 What was the venue? ipox

     

     

    3 Which Scandanavian scored Celtic’s first goal that day? weighorst

     

     

    4 Which Scandanavian Celt was Man of the Match? weighorst

     

     

    5 Which dutch player playing for Celtic hit his own backside with an attempted shot at goal? Pierre

     

     

    6 Can you name the 2 Scots that were on the bench that day for Celtic? Jackson, Jackie

     

     

    7 How many goals did the Hoops concede in their league cup campaign that season? none

     

     

    share

  9. Paul67,

     

     

    I think succulent goat is more likely on the menu behind the scenes.

     

     

    Did you see a billy goat at all? :)

  10. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    1 dundee utd

     

    2 Ibrox

     

    3 Rieper

     

    4 weighorst

     

    5 blinker

     

    6

     

    7 1

  11. 1. Dundee Utd

     

    2. Ibrox

     

    3. Marc reiper

     

    4. Morten Weighortst

     

    5. regi Blinker

     

    6. Jackie McNamara, Stewart kerr

     

    7. 3

     

     

    jobo

  12. [Re-posted from the last thread:]

     

     

    I see the posters on the Rangers forums are salivating at the thought of “the Americans” coming in to save them. After all, look at all big-moneyed American sport franchise owners who have dallied in the EPL:

     

     

    –John Henry: Boston Red Sox / Liverpool

     

    –Glazier family: Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Manchester United

     

    –Randy Lerner: Cleveland Browns / Aston Villa

     

    –Stan Kroenke: St. Louis Rams / Arsenal

     

     

    All these moneyed Americans already owned sports franchises that are household names across America before splashing their excess cash abroad. Someone like that would do nicely for the Gers, so the Bears have been telling themselves. And now they’ve got one interested enough to make a (tentative) bid.

     

     

    So what franchise does Club 9 Sports own? The New York Yankees? The Pittsburgh Steelers? The Los Angeles Lakers? Sorry, no. The correct answer: the Quad City Mallards.

     

     

    In case you didn’t already know, the Mallards play ice hockey in the Central Hockey League, one of six minor professional hockey leagues operating in North America. In the season prior to Club 9 Sports taking over the Mallards, the team’s home games averaged an attendance of 2,812. With just a little over a week left to the current season, they are now sitting in 5th place in a seven-team conference.

     

     

    Not exactly “Motherwell born billionaire” class, but if Craig Whyte’s one pound purchase price is anything to go by, if they put up a tenner, they’ll likely be the top bidder.

     

     

    PS: Extra bonus points for anyone who can name any of the four cities that comprise the “Quad Cities.” I’m a Yank and even I can’t do it.

  13. (2pts per correct answer if you are first to answer correctly, 1pt if you answer correctly but not first. One submission only per round)

     

     

    1 Who were the opponents?

     

    Dundee utd

     

    2 What was the venue?

     

    ibrox

     

    3 Which Scandanavian scored Celtic’s first goal that day?

     

    Reiper

     

    4 Which Scandanavian Celt was Man of the Match?

     

    big Greenock morton

     

    5 Which dutch player playing for Celtic hit his own backside with an attempted shot at goal?

     

    Regi blinker

     

     

    6 Can you name the 2 Scots that were on the bench that day for Celtic?

     

    Marshall and Donnelly.

     

    7 How many goals did the Hoops concede in their league cup campaign that season?

     

     

    None

     

     

    share

     

     

  14. Celtic Soul Brother- Supporting Kano 1000 on

    1 Who were the opponents?Dundee U

     

     

    2 What was the venue?Ibrox

     

     

    3 Which Scandanavian scored Celtic’s first goal that day?Rieper

     

     

    4 Which Scandanavian Celt was Man of the Match?Wieghorst

     

     

    5 Which dutch player playing for Celtic hit his own backside with an attempted shot at goal?bLINKER

     

     

    6 Can you name the 2 Scots that were on the bench that day for Celtic?Lambo,Donnelly

     

     

    7 How many goals did the Hoops concede in their league cup campaign that

     

    None

  15. The Lizard King on

    1 Who were the opponents?

     

    DUNDEE UTD

     

    2 What was the venue?

     

    ASBESTBROX

     

    3 Which Scandanavian scored Celtic’s first goal that day?

     

    WEIGHORST

     

    4 Which Scandanavian Celt was Man of the Match?

     

    RIEPER

     

    5 Which dutch player playing for Celtic hit his own backside with an attempted shot at goal?

     

    BLINKER

     

    6 Can you name the 2 Scots that were on the bench that day for Celtic?

     

    JACKSON, KERR

     

    7 How many goals did the Hoops concede in their league cup campaign that season?

     

    3

     

     

    HH

     

     

    TLK

  16. 1 Who were the opponents? Dundee Utd

     

     

    2 What was the venue? Ibrox

     

     

    3 Which Scandanavian scored Celtic’s first goal that day? Reiper

     

     

    4 Which Scandanavian Celt was Man of the Match?

     

    Weighorst

     

    5 Which dutch player playing for Celtic hit his own backside with an attempted shot at goal?

     

    Blinker

     

    6 Can you name the 2 Scots that were on the bench that day for Celtic? Donnelly Lambert

     

     

    7 How many goals did the Hoops concede in their league cup campaign that season? 0

  17. Paul 67,

     

     

    You could have popped into the colourful impresario’s office and got him to sign the cover of the latest mag………..

     

     

    collector’s item….

  18. CRC

     

    1998 LC Final

     

    It was and probably will be the only time

     

    that VP and me sat in that stand.

     

    Front row seats mind you so can’t complain.

  19. I don’t hear much about the other creditors (and there are lots of creditors besides HMRC and Heart of Midlothian). There being no actual bid, nor any immediate prospect of one, might not a creditor get tired of waiting and seek to wind up the business now? If I were a creditor I’d be tempted, and I might well be thinking that HMRC might have no cash-flow difficulties, but we’re not all so lucky.

     

     

    In fact, is there a list of creditors? Is it known how much is owed to stewarding companies for instance? Or bus companies? Or the blessed Glasgow City Council? Or the folks who supply the fertiliser to keep the grass growing? (Insert your Colin Stein joke here.)

     

     

    Has any newspaper or broadcaster interviewed any of the small creditors? As I write I realise the answer is probably “No”.

  20. G64

     

     

    We were in the Main Stand that day, almost the exact same seats as the final against Raith Rovers!!!

     

     

    A ghost was cleansed that day :-)

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