Maintaining good internal communications is a constant challenge for big organisations and the BBC is no different.
I noted that the guys in the news desk are rather off message.
“After HMRC rejected proposals for a creditors agreement that would have allowed the old club to continue, Duff and Phelps negotiated a sale of assets to a consortium led by Charles Green for £5.5m.
He has since formed a new club which is playing in the Scottish Football League Third Division.”
One more time:
“He has since formed a new club which is playing in the Scottish Football League Third Division.”
Clearly the agreed fiction of the Scottish sports desks that liquidation is no big deal and that Rangers continue now and forever has not been transmitted to the news guys.
FIFA is quite clear that liquidation is the end of a football club and that any rebirth after that is a new club.
Duff and Phelps’ final report will not be the final word on the life and death of that disgraceful football club.
There is more shame yet to be heaped on them and deservedly so.
The story of Rangers’ downfall is about what the club did, what the media did not do and what the SFA and SPL tried to do after the fact.
The man at the very top of Scottish football, SFA President Campbell Ogilvie is compromised and fatally damaged by this scandal.
His explanations ring hollow,he should go and go now.
In the meantime, if I was in the presence of a Sevco supporter who still wanted to strut his uber Ibrox British patriotism and undying love of Queen and country then I imagine that the following words would leap to the front of my mind:
“Ninety four million, four hundred and twenty six thousand, two hundred and seventeen pounds and twenty two pence!”
Not very loyal, is it?