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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. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    gordybhoy64 on 20th April 2017 10:11.

     

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    A bit of an old fart moment there bud………….:_)

     

     

    JJ, if you want to watch the game on Sunday give me a bell. I’ll be demented watching this on my lonesome.

     

     

    Well done the young hoops, you should have smashed the little orcs senseless in the first half. What a finish by young Aitchison, dancing feet.

     

     

    HH the young Celts

  2. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Delaney’s, there will be plenty of things that will haunt the hun training ground if HMRC win the supreme court case.

     

     

    Good night all and sleep well.

  3. MOONBEAMSWD

     

    No worries even a thickie like me understood.

     

    Hun media moaning we kicked the new Fleck off the park and how cynical we were with our treatment of him,

     

    The reality of him being a diving we tit who was totally out of his depth is to much for them to bear.

  4. Delaneys Dunky on

    Dallas

     

     

    Glasgow Warriors new training pitch at Auchenhowie?

     

    Paul Murray loves ra Warriors more than Gers I hear. :)

  5. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    The huns are excusing tonight’s defeat to our young hoops with the excuse that our team are much older than theirs.

     

     

    Professor hun, mathematical genius and possible brother of Arnold the blue accountant took this list and managed to come up with an average age of 17.04……………………………:_)

     

     

    FFS, there’s not a number over 17 but he still managed t cheat the calculator.

     

     

    These uneducated fanny’s deserve the ridicule.

     

     

    Celtic

     

     

    Mullen – 15

     

     

    Potter – 17

     

     

    Church – 16

     

     

    Deas – 17

     

     

    Welsh – 17

     

     

    Marku – 17

     

     

    Campbell – 16

     

     

    McInroy – 16

     

     

    Aitchison – 17

     

     

    Henderson – 17

     

     

    Caffrey – 17

     

     

    Savoury – 16

     

     

    Rae – 16

     

     

    Robertson – ?

     

     

    Kennedy – ?

     

     

    McGrath – 16

     

     

    Kerr – 16

     

     

    McKay – 16

     

     

     

    Ave 16.44, slightly higher then the young orc average but not worthy of an excuse for being outplayed.

     

     

    Suffer hun, suffer.

  6. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    I assumed Robertson and Kennedy both to be 17 to give professor Kitzel the benefit of the doubt? They may be younger?

     

     

    Did any of these hun morons attend at kind of formal education?

     

     

    Funniest thing is that nobody on hunmedia has challenged the professor’s calculation….:_)

  7. Delaneys Dunky on

    ACGR

     

     

    Stop trying to suss the pea brain huns.

     

    Revel in their misery.

     

    Their great hopes for the future are poorer than the pish in their top team. The cleverer ones wi double digit IQs in their rabble are seeing this.

     

    Their Grandchildren are gonny be Tims, and they ken it.

     

    Which is nice.

  8. Margaret McGill on

    Findlay’s function is to be the pivotal front man to prevent any Scottish judiciary moving in on Murray mints.

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    There are two types of people you don’t want to messi with, those who were really at The $ümm@ 0f L0v€ 1988 and those with so little going for them, they think The Summer of Love was in 5088. It doesn’t matter how self-righteous you feel, if you were at the First $ümm@ 0f L0v€ 1988, the self righteous can Never make You believe that (2012) came close..you will Never end up a loser.

     

     

    Summa of SummerOfHate2012RFCCSC

     

     

    BigLove 【ツ】

  10. Margaret McGill on

    There are 3 types of Celtic supporters. Those that can count and those that canny.

  11. weebawbabitty on

    Morning all up early for work started to read back seen a post about the double glazing salesman used to work for him in his company Watson Dallas no for a fact he is a Hun and his son who l also worked with is a bigger one also stood on factory floor told everyone jobs were safe next day company goes into liquidation liar and a cheat Few more stories I will post another day

  12. Stan Gordon was marched with a tricolor roon his neck, by a gang of fenian rebels all the way fae, Blantyre to Celtic Park, on the 21/May/1979 where the rebels made Stan, stand up the back of the JUNGLE!!!

     

    It was like a JFK moment!!!

     

    There was big Stan…..

     

    Wan of the high heid yins fae the OO in Blantyre….

     

    staunin up the back of the JUNGLE….

     

    on the night of the greatest night of my Cellic life…..

     

    at the back of the JUNGLE!!!…..

     

    the Murdo MacLeod tititle-clinching-4-2-gemme-night….

     

    Magical just, Magical !!!

     

    wait there’s more…..

     

    I didn’t see this bit, but, apparently…..

     

    the Rangers bus that big Stan used to go on….

     

    drove on they’re way to the gemme that night and,….

     

    they spotted big Stan being marched and the bus slowed down……

     

    but, when they clocked the fenian rebels who were with big Stan…

     

    the bus sped up and left him with the fenian rebels ;)))

     

    These fenian rebels were among the first JUNGLEists…..

     

    to lead the fight back fae the Cellic end…….

     

    at the Hundump SCF riot in 1980!!!

     

    That Fenian Rebel Band fae Blantyre’s Flag….

     

    Fly’s eternal on thee ole JUNGLE roof.

     

    as for big Stan…..lol lol lol

     

    Anyway,….

     

    Thoughts and Prayers for all

     

    Supporters of Glasgow Celtic

     

    and for France.

     

    …………off-oot.

  13. weebawbabitty on

    Kev j posted other day might know you a was there that night with big Stan James Gordon used to go to games with Blantyre Bhoys JC was the leader that night

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    WEEBAWBABITTY

     

     

    Belated welcome aboard,and keep the tales about Dallas coming.

     

     

    We all know he’s a bigoted wee basturt,but confirmation wi spades is always a laugh.

     

     

    Btw,my wicked spellcheck tried to correct basturt to nasturtium.

     

     

    As if I would ever resort to flowery language…

  15. weebawbabitty on

    Kev was at the hampden riot game as well you are spot on about the Blantyre guys and the riot a must know you

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    KEVJ

     

     

    That sounds like some story!

     

     

    PS-putting an uber-hun up the back of The Jungle,that deprived a right good Tim a ticket.

     

     

    Not so good.

     

     

    But it was all done in the best possible taste!

  17. Good morning friends and a Big Happy Friday from a grounddamp but otherwise bright and dry though breezy East Kilbride.

  18. weebawbabitty on

    Bmcuw that story from Kevj is true a remember it well thought of it a few times browsing Hun news when they class that muppet Stan a super Hun watched how he sucked in with bigot brown when he signed for old rangers . Better get ready for work now ooooot

  19. Good morning CQN from a cool, dry and broken clouded East Devon.

     

    Well done to the young bhoys last evening.

     

    YNWA

  20. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    WEEBAWBABITTY

     

     

    Oh,I never once doubted it was true.

     

     

    I had pictures running through my skull as to which of the huns I know was most deserving of a modern-day rerun!

  21. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    IAINBHOY929

     

     

    Stop wi the rain-dances,mate. I like it when it’s dry at night.

     

     

    Makes my shift a whole lot easier.

  22. fergusslayedtheblues on

    HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY AT GLASGOW

     

    Continued Preliminary Hearing: 3 October 2016

     

    (002) you CRAIG THOMAS WHYTE, being an officer of a company, namely a director of The Rangers Football Club plc, a company incorporated under the Companies Acts, with company number SC004276 and having its registered office at Ibrox Stadium, 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow (hereinafter referred to as the “Club”),

     

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    So deffinetly the incorporated club that is being liquidated

     

     

    OH DEAR

     

    MYTHBUSTERS CSC

  23. fergusslayedtheblues on

    easyJamboApril 20, 2017 at 16:40 (Edit)

     

    The full indictment…

     

     

    Hmm, I’ll leave this here…

     

     

    ‘…you CRAIG THOMAS WHYTE, with intent to acquire a majority and controlling stake in the shareholding of the Club from Murray through Wavetower Limited a company…’

     

     

    Not just a shareholding of the Club, but of a Club with a capital ‘C’!

     

     

    OH DEAR ,OH DEAR

     

     

    MYTHBUSTERS CSC

  24. fergusslayedtheblues on

    Something to remember if ‘same club’ is ever raised again; this is a criminal trial, the indictment must be accurate and have no ambiguous words, terms or names (we might not understand them all, but every word will have been picked over and all the legalese will be correct, even if we can’t get our heads around it). We can be 100% sure that if anything existed within the walls of Ibrox, or was just ‘believed’ to exist, that could, in any way, be described as a club, other than the one described in the document as Rangers Football Club plc, whether spelt with a small ‘c’, capital ‘C’, or even a ‘K’, they would not be using the word ‘Club’ as synonymous with that public limited company known as Rangers Football Club plc!

     

     

    There is no need to risk such confusion, they could quite simple refer to it as ‘the Company’!

     

     

    For anyone who might think otherwise, what I’ve just written is factual, and not merely opinion.

     

     

    OH DEAR ,OH DEAR,OH DEAR .

     

     

    MYTHBUSTERS CSC

     

     

    MSM ,SFA ,SPFL,BBC OVER TO YOU

  25. cathedral view on

    Mags,

     

     

    It certainly is an interesting choice of representation. Is it a choice, does one get to choose or is such a fellow thrust upon one?

     

     

    Quietly chaotic and quite clever or quintessentially corrupt?

  26. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    Hmmmm

     

     

    Not sure I can share Mag’s point of view on Donald the Cowdenbeath Director for a whole host of reasons.

     

     

    I don’t believe there is any love lost there and Donald has no need to seek Murray’s patronage at all. Within his own sphere of influence DF has his own reputation (of which he is fiercely proud) to preserve and protect and he will not risk one iota of that to protect David Murray by selling Craig Whyte or any other client down the river.

     

     

    Further, he will not risk his standing with instructing solicitors who provide him with his everyday bread and butter by selling any client’s interests in favour of the likes of Murray.

     

     

    I repeat something I mentioned long ago, namely that when representing one of the others who were originally charged on conspiracy charges, one leading QC stressed that one of the biggest questions for the crown to answer was why SDM did not appear on the indictment as an accused and instead appeared as a witness?

     

     

    No doubt all will be revealed in due course.

  27. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on 21st April 2017 12:06 am

     

     

    Huns stealing money off of huns. Its a circular reference.

     

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    Hmm, are you sure? Is the Enable Iterative Calculation box checked?

     

     

    Excel banter lolz…

  28. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    Word of The Day(Maybe wee Craigy will get off…..)

     

     

    exculpate /ˈɛkskʌlˌpeɪt; ɪkˈskʌlpeɪt/ 

     

     

    verb

     

    1. to clear from a charge of guilt or fault;

     

    2. to free from blame; vindicate.

     

    3. to exonerate.

     

     

    Derived Forms 

     

    exculpable (ɪkˈskʌlpəbəl) adjective

     

    exculpation, noun

     

    exculpatory, adjective

     

     

    Word Origin 

     

    C17: from Medieval Latin exculpāre, from Latin ex-1 + culpāre to blame, from culpa fault, blame

     

     

     

    KTF

  29. weebobbycollins on

    Peter Cashmachine….I’ve had some very good chats with the league officials, so we have fantastic relations with all of them and fantastic relations with the fourth officials,” he said.

     

    But we have known that for decades Peter…however, stand by to be humped on Sunday..

  30. Ugo Ehiogu has passed away at 44 after collapsing at training yesterday, he was a coach at Tottenham. RIP