What do you get when you cross an underfunded hostile takeover with a glib and shameless liar?
I’m told that the Sevco High Command were in conclave on Friday the 23rd.
Sadly their seasonal get-together did not result in harmony.
Indeed one immaculately coiffed individual left in high dudgeon before the meeting formally concluded.
This was, in part, due to the fact that the only professional in the room was asking some difficult questions.
A key task in association football is to mind the nets, and in this meeting of the Sevco High Command, this issue enmeshed all of the other business.
Questions were raised about the report carried out into the state of the stadium.
Some directors asked if they had seen the full unexpurgated version or just an edited version.
A scaffolding company that had provided a service at Ibrox was asked by one senior employee to go and speak with the High Command about the issues apropos the roofs.
He simply stated that he didn’t want to be involved as he had no wish to become the subject of the ire of The People.
You see dear reader the Ibrox clientele do not like bad news about their beloved four-year-old club.
The senior employee in the room stated that the coverage of the state of the roofs could be dealt with if the full report was published and also shared with Glasgow City Council.
In the end, all roads led back to whether or not the esteemed chairman was a truthful person.
Perhaps it is timely to remind you dear reader of the opinion of Judge Brian Southwood, a High Court Judge in North Gauteng, and his learned colleagues in 2011:
“The court are unanimous in finding that he (King) is a mendacious witness whose evidence should not be accepted on any issue unless it is supported by documents and other objective evidence. It was remarkable that King showed no sign of embarrassment or any emotion when he conceded that he had lied to the (SARS) commissioner in a number of his income tax returns. In our assessment, he is a glib and shameless liar.”
Apparently questioning the veracity of the chairman was too much for one chap and he left the meeting rather upset.
I think it is now fair to say that there is a faction within the Sevco High Command who now share the opinion of Judge Brian Southwood apropos the truthfulness of Mr David Cunningham King.
As the old year fades out and 2017 dawns General Ashley is eagerly anticipating the Ides of March.
He’s back in court against the Holding Company Vehicle, and his objective should be clear to anyone with the facility of critical reasoning.
Therefore it should come as no surprise to you dear reader that the sensible faction within the Sevco High Command recently reached out to Planet Ashley.
I’m told that they did so without the knowledge of Mr David Cunningham King.
I understand that they hope for some kind of rapprochement with the Sports Direct Empire.
Of course, it would be hard to see any such accord happening with the current Chairman and his loyal factotum remaining in place.
For the avoidance of doubt, several board members are no longer satisfied with the verbal assurances of the Chairman.
Like Judge Southwood and his learned colleagues they now require supporting documentary evidence.
Which brings us back to that report on the state of the stadium:
I’m told that one director stated that page numbers would be appreciated…
Meanwhile, the Admirable Warburton prowls the night skies over continental Europe.
His aircraft was built to very specific dignified specifications for his exclusive use as Sevco supremo.
This amazing plane was built in a PR universe far far away.
Like many innovative aeronautical designs, this one takes inspiration from the animal kingdom.
Wherever it goes, it cannot be detected by radar.
It is almost as if he hadn’t got on a plane in the first place.
The Stealth Squirrel.