Prior to engaging in the main thrust of this piece I take pause to provide some feedback on the amnesty. The response has not been as expected. Nevertheless some have stepped forward and donated more than the minimum sum of £5. Some have made their contribution recurring. Five pounds per month is not asking too much. Others subscribe to the view that twenty pounds per month is more apposite. As there is one day to go and the possibility of a last day rally I will postpone any decision on a paywall until every opportunity has been exhausted.
What does it take to become a glib and shameless liar who should not be believed on any matter unless supported by objective evidence? Who is King lying to when he asserts that investors are lining up to throw caution to the wind and invest in an unlisted toxic stock? Is he lying to himself?
The ‘new improved’ retail deal has had its wheels fall off after a matter of hours with the following club statement:
“SUPPORTERS will appreciate that, in advance of last week’s successful conclusion of new commercial arrangements between Rangers and Sports Direct, demand for replica shirts and other products was low as a result of the boycott. Accordingly only limited amounts of stock were immediately available and we understand that the vast majority of what was available has already been sold. Unfortunately this means that we are not anticipating any further deliveries of Replica kit to the Megastore in advance of Thursday’s game.Rangers are liaising with PUMA on the production and sale of new batches of replica kit but this will unfortunately take some time to produce. We are currently working with our partners to ascertain what can be achieved and will let supporters know as soon as we have reliable dates.We apologise for any inconvenience and thank our supporters for their revived interest in the Club’s retail products.”
You could not make it up. It’s high farce. King was trumpeting how the ‘new’ deal would deliver £5m to the beleaguered new club, when lo and behold the laughing stock had sold out and the chances of new stock being produced to meet the ‘revived’ interest are somewhere between no hope and Bob Hope. This guy is a buffoon who has been found out one time too many. Should The BDO appeal not be upheld by the Supreme Court, King will be at the forefront of the narrative that opposes title stripping. The SMSM, Lite, SPFL and SFA will circle the wagons. So what can we as fans do to force their hands. Some readers throw around judicial reviews like confetti, but they should pause to ask one question
Are they proposing a judicial review of a commission that has no merit in law?
This would be a blind alley. The best way to proceed is to force your club to raise a motion of no confidence in Regan at the SFA and Doncaster at the SPFL. The Asterisk Years can only be dealt with by forcing their hands. They would both deal to save their necks. Who else would employ these abjectly corrupt individuals and pay them so handsomely?
A new commission should be established with someone of the ilk of John Stevens, who has a history of uncovering football malfeasance, given free rein. There are so many lies emanating from Ibrox that a line must be drawn in the sand. Title stripping should be back on the table, and while Stevens is there let’s nail the Continuation lie once and for all. Should Regan try to impose himself in a supervisory capacity, as he did with LNS, I suggest he should be told in no uncertain terms that he is not fit for office.
Word reaches me that George Taylor has had enough of King. He wants the Cunningham family runt muted. Taylor is a stickler for playing things by the book. The career criminal’s antics are anathema to him.
Taylor will have no truck with his equity being diluted, and if necessary will prohibit King from voting. King claimed unequivocally to the Takeover Panel that he had no executive authority at New Oasis Assets Limited (NOAL) so how can he possibly vote on their behalf? How could NOAL cast any vote if the directors are as unknown as those of Margarita and Blue Pitch Holdings?
There is a fundamental flaw in King’s lying. He is not smart enough to see the big picture. He is a tactical liar with no grasp of strategic mendacity. Should King attempt to play the NOAL card the Takeover Panel will have him bang to rights. I personally will not hesitate to write to the South African Revenue Service and invite them to look at credible allegations of money laundering and tax evasion at NOAL.
King is as smart as a botched lobotomy. He will get his, make no mistake about it.