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Whyte’s criminal trial, 5088 and the Summer of Love

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There are two types of people you don’t want to mess with, those with enormous resources, and those with so little going for them, they have nothing to lose. It doesn’t matter how self-righteous you feel, if you go to battle against either, you will likely end up a loser.

You and I agree that Mike Ashley is one of the last people you would want with an undue influence on your football club, but Mike is not a guy you do battle with. He’s simply too powerful, too rich, with too many good lawyers to stand a hope against.

On the opposite end of the scale, you have Our Hero, Craig Whyte, who pitched up at Glasgow High Court this morning, for his trial in connection with his purchase of Rangers in 2011, prior to the clubs descent into liquidation a year later.

The Great Football Swindle was not a one-man job, but Craig is the only man in the dock. He has nothing to lose, no friends to protect and no reason to respect discrete courtesies.

Rangers’ administrators, Duff and Phelps, entered into an irrevocable contract to sell the club’s assets to Sevco 5088 Ltd during the Summer of Love (2012), a company which Whyte claims a controlling interest in. Those assets were, however, sold to Sevco Scotland Ltd, later renamed The Rangers Football Club Ltd (and sitting third in the Scottish Premiership).

That transaction has been disputed since, and four years ago yesterday, Newco Rangers founder, Charles Green, announced his intention to resign, after Craig Whyte revealed he was a director of Sevco 5088 Ltd, a company publicly represented by Green at the time it entered into a contract with Rangers’ administrators.

Evidence revealed at this criminal trial will be of enormous interest to many.

Oh, and the ‘Our Hero’ thing, Craig Whyte is no one’s hero, I’m mocking those who treated him as such when they should have worked to protect their club. He was a very transparent exploiter.

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  1. Should also add it’s card-carrying journos only for teh tweeting – which rules me out.

     

     

    But I’m sure Mr Doleman will be all over it like a dug on a bag of sausages.

  2. 67 European Cup Winners on

    BROGAN ROGAN TREVINO AND HOGAN on 20TH APRIL 2017 12:44 PM

     

    BRT&H can you post details (as you have over 200 going I assume you have previously) as I could be one of the 20 available. Thanks

     

    67ECW

  3. Sausages available for the Glesga cup final tonight against the grandsons of satan.

     

     

    HH!!

  4. I Find it strange , the singing qc working with craigybhoy . He couldn’t be could he . Or am. Just paranoid .

  5. 50 shades of green on

    Tonight’s team:

     

    CELTIC (4-3-3): Mullen; Potter, Welsh, Deas, Church; Henderson, Marku, McInroy; Campbell, Aitchison, Caffrey

     

    Subs: Rae, McKay, Robertson, Kennedy, Kerr, Savoury, McGrath.

     

     

    Mon the hoops

  6. Delaneys Dunky on

    50 Shades

     

     

    Liam Henderson’s wee bro in the team.

     

    Have heard good reviews about him and McInroy in midfield. Good to see Jack Aitchison is still available for U17s.

  7. P67: Oh, and the ‘Our Hero’ thing, Craig Whyte is no one’s hero,

     

     

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    Hmm.

     

     

    Don’t know about that…

     

     

    Wee googly-eyed oddball snake-oil vendor rides the gormless media hacks like rodeo show-ponies, saunters down Edmiston drive to the gates of Hades like Christ arriving in Jerusalem, taking the adulation of the gurning Orcs all the way, whom he them stands amongst on the slopes of Mordor indulging their rabid anti-Celtic fantasties with ludicrous ethereal promises, all the while very well aware he’s shafting them sensless and packing up their vile institution for dumping in the liquidation garbage chute to hell.

     

     

    Heroic?

     

     

    Nope; SUPER-heroic!

     

     

    Our hero. Deservedly.

     

     

    ;))

     

     

    CraigWhyteCSC

  8. Re Ref Collina,

     

    i used to watch the Italian fitba on CH4 most Sundays, with the excellent host James Richardson in the 1980’s and 90’s.

     

     

    i would also see Collina refereeing games in Europe midweek.

     

    I hated the guy, as even back then he would strut across the pitch as if the game was all about him. I was often left shaking my head at some of his decisions, when one minute he would award free kicks for little or nothing, or if a player dived, and the next booking players for next to nothing .

     

    As I watched his profile grow in World and European terms, I would talk with my mates about him and tell them “Watch this guy, he’s feckin hopeless, and yet he’s getting rave reviews” !

     

    I am not just saying that now…..Honest !

     

    HH

  9. 50 shades of green on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 20TH APRIL 2017 6:13 PM

     

    50 Shades

     

     

     

    Liam Henderson’s wee bro in the team.

     

     

    Have heard good reviews about him and McInroy in midfield. Good to see Jack Aitchison is still available for U17s..

     

     

     

    Caffrey one 2 watch tonight mate, was hoping wee Dembele would make the bench but maybe after the Marc Overmars tournament he needs a rest, :-)

     

     

    H.H

  10. Pedro can fairly talk a good game . Anyone know if he has had any success with the other clubs he has managed

  11. Delaneys Dunky on

    50 Shades

     

     

    Cheers mate, looking forward to seeing how the young bhoys perform.

  12. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    Would love to be a fly on the wall at Craig Whyte’s trial ……. if I could be bothered!

     

     

    Valerie Stacey should be a good judge. Fair and reasonable in my opinion.

     

     

    The Crown will have to be very persuasive to explain clearly the nature and the detail of the Fraud and the Breach of The Companies Act.

     

     

    Should be interesting.

  13. BRTH

     

    Should be interesting if DM is cross examined and to what extent re being duped, hard to prove I would have thought with his experience.Ok I am being a little sarcastic there.

  14. Prestonpans Bhoys.

     

     

    Ach its not that bad. And unless you know the players its useful to hear the names!

  15. PRESTONPANS BHOYS on 20TH APRIL 2017 7:07 PM

     

    Mute button recommended for the Glesga cup final!

     

     

    @@@@@@

     

     

    Was just thinking that . The wee Huns could play without a baw .

  16. BIG JIMMY on 20TH APRIL 2017 6:30 PM

     

     

    Re Ref Collina, I used to watch the Italian fitba on CH4 most Sundays, with the excellent host James Richardson in the 1980’s and 90’s. I would also see Collina refereeing games in Europe midweek.

     

     

    I hated the guy, as even back then he would strut across the pitch as if the game was all about him.

     

     

    *a few years ago after one of the double glaze salesman’s usual controversial games a few players from one of the provincial sides who had been at the game came intae a pub which some members of the Big Lhist were in. One of the lhads was in the toilet when the only player who was not Celtic minded came in. He asked him what he thought of the game and the mitb, his response was along the lines of being no surprised as it’s all about him.

  17. Celtic Football Club‏

     

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    17 – GOAL FOR CELTIC!!

  18. The styles are the same even at 17s level.

     

    Celtic playing football while the Huns clung away.

  19. The next big thing in Scottish football looking like the new John Fleck.

     

    To be fair he is playing for a crap team but McInroy AndHenderson look far superior.