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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. Youth fitba without King KoJo’s running commentary…..

     

    fae the Stoorie Burn…….

     

    is, rubbidge ……imho.

     

    apart fae when the young yins…..

     

    start the skelping :)

     

    C’mon The Young Hoops!!!

     

    …….off-oot.

  2. mild mannered Pedro delgado on

    1nil is never enough ye know

     

    Unless the match is over and yev won 1 nil

  3. cathedral view on

    TONTINE TIM on 20TH APRIL 2017 5:27 PM,

     

     

    Great post.

     

     

    It’s worth highlighting that the during the Dougie Dougie deception it was Dallas who, despite being fully aware of the truth, went on a live national radio show to repeat the lies.

     

     

    That fact alone should’ve seen him thrown out of the game.

     

     

    As it turned out it was the linesman who was banned for life for, as far as I can see, telling the truth.

     

     

    What a strange message to send out to the watching world.

  4. HEBCELT on 20TH APRIL 2017 7:37 PM

     

    Where can one watch the game? H H Hebcelt

     

     

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    STV Glasgow, 117 on Sky

  5. Young Hoops are streets ahead.

     

     

    Pair of mumbling Huns in commentary. Smith, jeez-us. Incoherent apology of a man.

  6. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Ive just read elsewhere:

     

     

     

    In add channels…… you can tune your sky box to get the channel 11479 freq V 22 0 5/6 DVB-S QPSK.

     

     

     

     

    Hope that helps.

     

     

    Copied from earlier Hebcelt

  7. That’s what happens when you don’t turn your dominance into goals,young bhoys will sort it out

  8. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Cathedral View at 7.37 , you are bang on about Shug not telling the truth about the Dougie Dougie match on radio the following night when he knew full well what had happened.

     

     

    The media , unsurprisingly, went after Neil and Celtic especially the st Mirren fan Young, in the fall out from that game.

     

     

    Shug being Shug thought he could get away with it but Steven Craven was the man who bravely told the truth .

  9. Scott Brown has more interceptions (30) in the Champions League this season than any other player.

     

     

    He’s not played in it since December.

  10. prestonpans bhoys on

    Hebcelt,

     

     

    Go to the TV guide on your sky box and press the yellow button to view your local tv. Game may be under there.

  11. Celtic lads looking far superior at all levels. Just need to take their chances.

     

     

    STV trying to bump price of some guy Gilmore. Must be worth £6m red bulls or something like that.

     

     

    It’s like watching Stupid FC TV.

     

     

    MWD

  12. !!Bada Bing!! on

    ” that goal should see us go in level at half time ” was how I heard commentator describe it.