Sickness and a burst eardrum has meant a delay on this blog but I hope the following will provide you with an update of all goings on at the club currently. The truth about investment, Dave King and our new chairman. Who exactly is David Graham our new head of coms and exactly why we should believe in him, the clubs daily contact with the SPFL and the strict professional regimes the players are following.
First of all the paper stories on investment is something that needs addressing to clarify the exact truth of the story. I have long since said any announcement of this magnitude should come from the club but as it’s out there I will look at it. As we now know and as told to Andy Newport of PA, Dave King is not selling up his shares and has no intention of doing so. None of the current shareholders are selling, this is a new fresh share issue which will issue fresh new funds straight into the club directly. The club have confirmed the news of Stuart Gibson is true and all going well he will be coming on board, but the headline of ‘Millionaire property tycoon set to take over at Rangers’ is completely untrue and misleading.
The share issue will provide Rangers with a clean slate, fresh capital and will clear all current director loans. The club have confirmed we will work within budgets, the difference is we now have a transfer budget which can be boosted by trading player assets of which we now have many. Rangers will be in the best of financial health, no debt with a positive bank balance, we will also have shareholders on the board with financial clout should we need any help.
A lot of people have asked who exactly David is and why he is qualified for the job. David has worked for over ten years as a special advisor, senior Parliamentary aide and as a city councillor. He also has a background within education leadership and has worked on several public relations projects for private businesses.
What he strongly believes in is Rangers and comes in ready to tackle our issues straight on. He has a remit to solve the current stand off with the BBC, the issues with Fare and our current problems with local politicians. Taking on the BBC and the local government is exactly what he thrives on doing. Rangers could have appointed a huge firm with strategies and ideas, David has all that and experience of what he is doing, plus he is a Ranger with first hand experience of the challenges we face and much more importantly he knows exactly how the support feel. Yes he is a proud unionist but despite what you read in the rags, that is not a crime.
David has many friends from a wide range of backgrounds and a diverse family tree which betray any attempt to paint him as a bigot, he’s far from it. Perhaps even the real bigots are those who decide to character assassinate him over the last few days. David firmly believes in and will drive forward ‘Everyone Anyone’ as demonstrated by his recent radio interview.
Our statement on Monday was clear and the clubs actions behind closed doors are exactly the position I want from the club. It’s never over until it’s over and awarding titles, or relegations may I add, before they are mathematically possible is completely unethical and unfair on every supporter who invests in a season before the first ball is kicked. Who is to say the current leaders wouldn’t have suffered a drop in form like we ourself have? They were two minutes away from a title before and blew it, no matter how unlikely nothing has been won.
The narrative and false stories from the tabloids have been sickening but the message of not buying, clicking or sharing has never been more evident than now. They appear desperate for titles to be handed out, even printing untruthful stories about 75% league games meaning titles are won. One thing is clear, any dodgy titles won’t be recognised and will be fought against by our club.
We were told our club ‘won’t be left wanting’ in this fight, it’s seems they have followed that up and it seems we really are prepared to take the gloves off in this fight.
I will continue blogging where it is possible and I hope to bring you the truth about our club where it is available. I hope to have a few podcasts shortly and hopefully help curb our thirst for Rangers content slightly.
Until then thank you for your support
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