Bad News Continues For Rangers
The soap opera that is going on down Ibrox way shows no sign of stopping and you get the impression that some folk will be shocked if they wake up one day and there is no new revelation about the club.
Some fans aren’t worried; they are convinced the “Celtic minded” media is turning the screw on their club and are happy that the club are responding in such a strong fashion. Already in the Whyte regime, the Daily Record were whipped back into line, the BBC were forced to backdown and apologise and now the Herald and Evening Times have been told they will not be granted access to the club.
Is this a good thing?
If the media outlet can be shown to be telling lies and painting the club in a bad fashion, you can see why a club would not want to be proactive in their relationship with a media outlet. However, many were of the opinion that there were no lies in the reporting of the stories that saw Rangers react badly, merely opinions based on facts and evidence. In this regard, it is certainly a bold move being taken by Craig Whyte, Jack Irvine and whoever else is running the public relations front at Ibrox.
Rangers have also been active in shutting down blogs with Phil McG’s site being suspended. Again, all Rangers fans will raise a glass to that outcome citing that the journalist is no friend of theirs. There have also been rumours that the Celtic Hub site has been taken down as well…but in the light of the Martin Bain papers, there may be a lot of firefighting for Rangers to carry out this weekend.
The boardroom is different from the footballing side but you wonder if any of the playing team will read through these notes as they idle some time before taking the field against Dundee United and if so, how will they react to the figures listed within?
It is a big enough match for Rangers and not one where they need any distraction.
The Martin Bain papers can be found here:
It should be pointed out that these papers came to light through the Rangers Tax Case site. Now, you will probably have your own opinions on that site, so you may not wish to view the papers because of where they originated but there is no doubt that whoever is behind that site is providing an insight to the case that the traditional media can’t or won’t provide for fans. Many Rangers fans are of the opinion that the site is ran by a Celtic fan looking to cause trouble but surely there must be some fans with a desire to find out what is going on inside Ibrox at the moment.
Some will jump on them and declare them to be the most explosive read since the 1973 Beano annual (a great read), whereas others will consider them a hullabaloo about nothing, no doubt some will even say it’s all a big con to smoke out snitches but whatever is behind them, they do make interesting reading…especially for 0930 on a Saturday morning!
With Ally McCoist now mentioning concerns about the HMRC case, Rangers fans, are you now starting to worry about the financial future of the club or do you think it has all been overstated?