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


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. Well played the young soul rebels. Good to see the Espanyolation of sevco at all levels continue.



    Jaw still on the deck at how desperately bad that coverage was. SevcoTV on Beta max. Pitiful.



    Enjoy your soup Maguire.

  2. TALLYBHOY on 20TH APRIL 2017 8:05 PM



    Huns winning 1-1!



    Like the look of young McInroy. Reminds me of Paul George whose career was ruined by a horrendous tackle by a talantless hun.



    *who has hardly kicked a ball since warbo signed him for the Bees. He’ll be at Notts Forest next season, that is if eat the breids still there.

  3. What is the Stars on

    Interesting comment on hun media re the young boys game



    I don’t want to talk these tarrier f***s up too much but that Aitchinson looks a real player



    The asterisks are my contribution

  4. Sevco Tele Vision production with Celtic complicit in bigging up the dead ‘old firm’ coverage complete with Duffield and his asinine analysis.



    Our bhoys looked like men and some of Sevco including the wonder kid Billy Gilmour looked comparatively under developed if not under nourished.



    Only one side played football and the surprise of the night was Sevco’s shot on target.



    Manchester Utd pounce for Aitchison.



    Faily Record csc

  5. thetimreaper –



    “Young Billy the Galactico didn’t impress, his boots were nice though.”



    Will be a real blow for them if those boots sign for Chelsea.

  6. Delaneys Dunky on

    Good lesson for young McInroy, who I was told to watch by my nephew who played with him and now against him. This is what refs do to talented Tims given half a chance of a red card. Hope he learns his lesson.

  7. Young master Aitchison has echoes of a young Tony Cottee to me.



    Kid has a real chance if managed properly.



    Latest wee hun wonderkid? Aye.Right.

  8. Delaneys Dunky on




    My nephew played in that match up in Milngavie for Celtic. Paul George, Jacko Irvine and Marcus were best mates in that team, and were coming down to Chandlers Clydebank to celebrate Celtic winning the league that day with my family. The wee coward McLeod ensured that the 3 Celtic teammates spent the night in the Western.


    Marcus was sick on the pitch when he saw and heard the snap.

  9. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on




    Sorry chief meant to come back to you earlier but been ran off my feet.



    DR at the Admiral is a gem. Big big hoops fan. Known him for a million years!






    I will e-mail you the one day in Lisbon series later tonight. If I can stay awake long enough to write it down I will also send you part 4 before posting it on here.






    I have a table list of sorts but am constantly updating it and changing it as I am getting requests to seat people here there and everywhere.



    Drop me a line on jjoe88@hotmail.co.uk and I will check if you are on it.







  10. Call_of_Juarez on

    Was Billy Gilmour the youngest player on the park? His parents would be daft to let him go to Chelsea.

  11. Just back from Timmys in Torreblanca. Watched cup final on an iPad as there was a TV malfunction.



    Young Hoops were excellent until they scored. Allowed the young bigots back into it then.



    2-1 flatters the wee Huns but well deserved victory for the Bhoys



    Big shout out to Kevin, owner of Timmys. If you are in the Malaga area he will look after you for all Celtic games. 200 yards from Torreblanca Renfe (train) station, near Fuengirola

  12. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    3 of the Celtic bhoys are young enough to play next seasons cup again

  13. BB


    Thanks. It will maybe be on YouTube later.


    Goodnight all and well done the Wee Tims.




  14. DELANEYS DUNKY on 20TH APRIL 2017 9:36 PM





    My nephew played in that match up in Milngavie for Celtic. Paul George, Jacko Irvine and Marcus were best mates in that team, and were coming down to Chandlers Clydebank to celebrate Celtic winning the league that day with my family. The wee coward McLeod ensured that the 3 Celtic teammates spent the night in the Western. Marcus was sick on the pitch when he saw and heard the snap.




    *well here’s karma for you:



    Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod will require reconstructive knee surgery and has been ruled out for the season.T he 22-year-old will have an operation in two weeks, which is expected to sideline him for nine months.


    Brentford have not disclosed the full details of the injury, which was sustained during their victory against QPR on Friday. Macleod was stretchered off in the 87th minute of Brentford’s 2-0 win at Loftus Road, having come on as a substitute.



    The former Scotland Under-21 international was previously ruled out for a year because of various injuries after he joined the Championship club from sevco in January 2015.

  15. Unhappy Gilmore was really nothing special. Easily marked out of majority of game. Speciality is free kicks into box. Wowww!



    Aitcheson, Henderson, McInroy, Marku & Potter look like prospects for future success.



    Unhappy wasn’t even best player in his team. That went to Findlayston.




  16. Hot Smoked,


    dont know if you are like me,


    but i never noticed when the video starts to play the sound is turned off,


    you just turn the sound on



    The new Fleck did not look ready to play at that level.


    He needed a compliant ref to keep giving him free kicks or he we have turned the ball over constantly. Even his cross field passes struggled to reach his target.


    He did well on the little turn to set up their goal but i think our players gave him space as they knew the ref was likely to give a foul if they had got tight as it was in a dangerous area.


    Have seen him three times, twice with Scotland and never understood the fuss.


    Henderson and McInroy look vastly superior and 17 year old Atchison is a world apart.

  18. Delaneys Dunky on




    Karma is a bitch indeed.


    Sadly it disnae help our top Emerald Isle Bhoy Paul George though. Career ended at Murray Park by an out of control hun coward.



    Fake news indeed.


    I would be happy to see him in a huns shirt.


    I think if he goes to Chelsea he will be back within a year.


    Lightweight and without Scottish refs he will be shown up for the average player with the odd flick he is.

  20. Delaneys Dunky on




    Fake news aye.


    The young lad looked ok and put in a few good free kicks. Couldnae lace the Maestro’s boots at the same age.

  21. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jimmynotpaul, just watched te highlights of Paddy’s game last night. The penalty decision was unfair.



    Delaney’s , the day after the game where Paul George’s leg was broken , I read the match report on the hun website.



    We played on when Macleod broke Paul’s leg , scoring our first goal. The hun website said our players played on while ignoring their injured team mate. No mention of the tackle by their wonderkid that injured Paul

  22. Well done to the wee Hoops!



    Thetimreaper – you’re on fire tonight mate! Great stuff!

  23. Delaneys Dunky on




    And no mention of Marcus reproducing his breakfast on SDM’s cursed land. Nor half the Celtic team wanting to walk off the park for fear of killing McLeod the coward. The career ending scream that Paul George let out that day in Murray Park will haunt it forever.

  24. The amount of wonder kids the huns unearth.


    It’s surprising Scotland have never been world champs.


    If only Strachan would pick Gilmour .Fleck and McLeod we would beat everyone with superb skill as well.Defense could be anchored with Wilson and the new Baresi.they have unearthed.

  25. Earlier chat about Collina…



    Talking about the 4th official and the goal mouth assistants;



    “They cannot flag but believe me, they are shouting in the microphone telling the referee what has to be decided.”



    Hmmm…how has that panned out in Scotland?