Posts Tagged ‘paul murray’

Former Rangers director Paul Murray calls for board members to leave the club after hailing ‘stunning’ court victory to block AGM

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Try not to laugh:

This is not a victory for Paul Murray. This is a victory for Rangers fans everywhere.

Murrays could return to Rangers

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The Herald’s Richard Wilson does his level best to gloss over Paul Murray’s role as a non-executive director of Rangers during the five-year period preceding the club’s insolvency event in 2012, which would be necessarily scrutinised under the Scottish Football Association’s Articles of Association regarding fit and proper office bearers:

Despite (Craig) Whyte taking Rangers Football Club plc into administration, Paul Murray would not be prevented from returning to by the Scottish Football Association’s fit and proper person criteria.

Forget the fact that the sentence above does not actually make any sense (“prevented from returning to by”?), this is an astounding assertion with zero supporting evidence other than Murray’s own public proclamations about his own suitability for the board position; either Wilson has contacted the SFA regarding Murray’s potential return – and has been told his prior involvement with a failed football club would not present an obstacle to him joining the current PLC’s board – or, Wilson’s remark is pure propaganda disguised as news on behalf of Mr Murray.

Fact Howler 1: Yes, Craig Whyte took Rangers Football Club plc into administration, but the correct usage would be “liquidation”, not “administration”.

Fact Howler 2: If he somehow manages to pass the SFA’s fit and proper person text, Paul Murray would not be “returning” to Rangers Football Club plc; he is attempting to secure a seat on the board of The Rangers International Football Club PLC, which is an entirely separate entity. He has never occupied a seat on the board of this company, so he can’t possibly “return” to it.

‘Who are these people? I want to know who these people are’

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Former Ibrox director Paul Murray, speaking ‘exclusively’ to the Daily Record’s Keith Jackson, demanding to know the names of the people behind Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita Holdings, the investment groups which funded Charles Green’s purchase of the former club’s assets:

These people could be about to have a huge say in determining the very future of the club but no-one knows who they are. The fans deserve to be told the truth.

Truth, it would seem, is a scarce commodity in Govan these days.

Fact Howler: Jackson’s uses the phrase “Blue Pitch – who funded Charles Green’s £5.5m takeover“.

Charles Green did not “takeover” Rangers – he purchased the assets of a failed company with the support of a business consortium.

Let the Ibrox coup begin

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Former Rangers manager and chairman, Walter Smith:

It is clear that Boardroom change is required and I would urge Rangers fans to get fully behind the resolutions which last week were presented to the Board and shareholders

Outgoing Rangers non-executive chairman Walter Smith backs a boardroom coup at Ibrox led by Frank Blin and former Rangers board member Paul Murray.

This is despite the fact that Murray would probably fail the Scottish Football Association’s ‘fit and proper person’ test.

Strange, the Daily Record’s Hugh Keevins was convinced only last month that Walter would be around for a long time to come

SFA could block Paul Murray bid to return to Rangers

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Paul Murray’s ambitions of seizing power at Rangers could prove a
non-starter due to his prior involvement with the club before it was liquidated.

Why has it taken the Scottish newspapers over 48 hours to report what the BBC had in their story on Friday?