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  1. Amato liked a post in a topic by Colin Traive in David Murray suing HMRC   
    Murray couldn’t sell initially because the debt (IIRC) peaked at around 80m. This is before the spectre of HMRC thinking of a number and doubling it became an issue.
    The debt came down steadily (McLeish having to replace guys like de Boer and van Bronckhorst with Vanoli and Rae) to around 18m. The debt was being serviced in accordance with the Ts and Cs and continuing to fall.
    My understanding was that two things happened around this time. The possibility of a huge tax bill emerged and pressure from the bank on Murray to address the finances of his other companies. He was told to offload Rangers if he wanted ongoing credit facilities.
    We’ll never know how the other offers he declined might have played out but none could have been worse than the goggle eyed little shit that raped us.
    Might be wrong but that’s how I recall it. 
  2. Amato liked a post in a topic by MurrayWilson in Barisic   
    Barisic is the best fullback in the country by a mile, no way could we replace him like for like.
  3. Bad Robot liked a post in a topic by Amato in Alfredo starts vs Algeria   
    Yeah was Big Buff
  4. Amato liked a post in a topic by rbt1548 in Caption Contest.   
    "48, ....48 hours I waited at Tokyo Airport in 2008 and not one of you turned up”
  5. Amato liked a post in a topic by STEPPS BOY in Congratulations Alfredo   
    The baby kicked in the womb and the compliance officer has given him a 3 game ban.
  6. Amato liked a post in a topic by kelvd1873 in David Murray suing HMRC   
    Whyte only got the opportunity to press the admin button because minty was forced to sell to him by Lloyd’s. This was due to the excessive hype and hysteria the press and its cronies drove about the proposed tax bill. The proposed tax bill now , as most of us thought, was never near the amounts being pushed by every Rangers hater in the land. Imo it’s all relevant! 
  7. LegendofCoop liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
    Could be about absolutely anything, guess we'll never know
  8. Ayrblue1 liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
    Could be about absolutely anything, guess we'll never know
  9. King Jela liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
    Could be about absolutely anything, guess we'll never know
  10. bigblueyonder liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
    Could be about absolutely anything, guess we'll never know
  11. Roy Hobbs liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
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  12. bluenoz liked a post in a topic by Amato in Connor Goldson   
    Also heard that.
    Apparently considering call ups for all of Tavernier, Goldson, Edmundson and Flanagan. Though apparently planning to put Flanno at RB and see how Tav does on the left.
  13. Blueteeth liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
    Could be about absolutely anything, guess we'll never know
  14. Real Ranger liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
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  15. philiprfc liked a post in a topic by Amato in Morelos at the lawyers what's he up to   
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  16. WATP-FOREVER liked a post in a topic by Amato in Gerrard linked with Arsenal?   
    Don't see him leaving us for anyone but Liverpool or England. Not until 55 is won anyway.
  17. Amato liked a post in a topic by chris182 in *****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****   
    You've caught a big one there Stevie 
     
  18. Amato liked a post in a topic by Colin Traive in *****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****   
    Might hand a pack of these into Livi for Lammie to wear on his shoulders!
    Safety first 
  19. Amato liked a post in a topic by MurrayWilson in *****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****   
    Its actually quite hard to get sent of in this league, unless youre  Colombian.
  20. eejay the dj liked a post in a topic by Amato in Gerrard linked with Arsenal?   
    Don't see him leaving us for anyone but Liverpool or England. Not until 55 is won anyway.
  21. graeme_4 liked a post in a topic by Amato in *****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****   
    By
    Gary Holt
    08:59, 10 NOV 2019
    As a manager I attempt to keep any grievances private.
    If something has flared up and requires a response then my style would be to have a quiet word in someone’s ear the next time I see them.
    But on this occasion I feel the need to make an exception.
    It was the naivety in the comments about my club Livingston from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard that surprised me.
    Ahead of our game against Rangers on Sunday, he called for ref Nick Walsh to ensure hisplayers were protected.
    Protected from what? It’s the Tony Macaroni Arena they’re heading to – not Madison Square Garden.
    There’s a bit of background to his concerns and, annoyingly, a bit of history being rewritten.
    Back in our League Cup game in September, Ricki Lamie was mentioned for his part in an incident that left Rangers’ Joe Aribo requiring stitches to a head wound.
    Gerrard claimed an elbow had been thrown and the incident would have resulted in a red card in any country in the world other than ours.
    His remarks were relayed to me at the time.
    There was also a suggestion that I hadn’t shown concern for Joe at the time – this was
    absolute nonsense.
    The facts are that it wasn’t an elbow that was thrown.
    It was Ricki’s shoulder that was involved in the collision and, as for Joe, we had a conversation after the game when I checked on his welfare.
    As for his claims the collision merited a red card, again it’s a difference of opinion. I just didn’t agree with Gerrard on that. I kept my own counsel.
    Gerrard claims medical teams were on the park four or five times in the first half. Again it’s something that I’d suggest needs fact checked. 
    And if you look at the match stats that night you’ll see Rangers committed 14 fouls, three more than my side.
    But what concerns me is a remark that the Rangers boss has tied into the recent media focus on head injuries and the impact of concussion.
    It’s not on to suggest that the way my players approach a game puts opponents in greater harm.
    Football is a contact sport. Injuries are sustained – it’s an occupational hazard. Our game hasn’t introduced protocols for concussion and that’s a concern. I’d support whatever measures were deemed appropriate. But to suggest our club is one where head injuries are the norm is way offside.
    I’d rather go pay Rangers the compliment of saying they have some superb players.
    If you afford average players the freedom to get on the ball then you will lose more games than you will win. But if you allow class operators, of which Rangers have many, to play they’ll run all over the top you.
    We can’t allow that to happen so we’ll develop a system and approach designed to cause them problems and make it uncomfortable. We must play to our strengths and I’ll make no apologies for that.
    We must never be ashamed to do what we’re good at.
    Anyone who thinks a club with Livi’s resources should be embarrassed at not
    allowing the opposition to play or getting into their faces is kidding themselves.
    When I first read Gerrard’s claim for protection it also triggered another thought.
    Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?


  22. Boybluesy liked a post in a topic by Amato in *****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****   
    By
    Gary Holt
    08:59, 10 NOV 2019
    As a manager I attempt to keep any grievances private.
    If something has flared up and requires a response then my style would be to have a quiet word in someone’s ear the next time I see them.
    But on this occasion I feel the need to make an exception.
    It was the naivety in the comments about my club Livingston from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard that surprised me.
    Ahead of our game against Rangers on Sunday, he called for ref Nick Walsh to ensure hisplayers were protected.
    Protected from what? It’s the Tony Macaroni Arena they’re heading to – not Madison Square Garden.
    There’s a bit of background to his concerns and, annoyingly, a bit of history being rewritten.
    Back in our League Cup game in September, Ricki Lamie was mentioned for his part in an incident that left Rangers’ Joe Aribo requiring stitches to a head wound.
    Gerrard claimed an elbow had been thrown and the incident would have resulted in a red card in any country in the world other than ours.
    His remarks were relayed to me at the time.
    There was also a suggestion that I hadn’t shown concern for Joe at the time – this was
    absolute nonsense.
    The facts are that it wasn’t an elbow that was thrown.
    It was Ricki’s shoulder that was involved in the collision and, as for Joe, we had a conversation after the game when I checked on his welfare.
    As for his claims the collision merited a red card, again it’s a difference of opinion. I just didn’t agree with Gerrard on that. I kept my own counsel.
    Gerrard claims medical teams were on the park four or five times in the first half. Again it’s something that I’d suggest needs fact checked. 
    And if you look at the match stats that night you’ll see Rangers committed 14 fouls, three more than my side.
    But what concerns me is a remark that the Rangers boss has tied into the recent media focus on head injuries and the impact of concussion.
    It’s not on to suggest that the way my players approach a game puts opponents in greater harm.
    Football is a contact sport. Injuries are sustained – it’s an occupational hazard. Our game hasn’t introduced protocols for concussion and that’s a concern. I’d support whatever measures were deemed appropriate. But to suggest our club is one where head injuries are the norm is way offside.
    I’d rather go pay Rangers the compliment of saying they have some superb players.
    If you afford average players the freedom to get on the ball then you will lose more games than you will win. But if you allow class operators, of which Rangers have many, to play they’ll run all over the top you.
    We can’t allow that to happen so we’ll develop a system and approach designed to cause them problems and make it uncomfortable. We must play to our strengths and I’ll make no apologies for that.
    We must never be ashamed to do what we’re good at.
    Anyone who thinks a club with Livi’s resources should be embarrassed at not
    allowing the opposition to play or getting into their faces is kidding themselves.
    When I first read Gerrard’s claim for protection it also triggered another thought.
    Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?


  23. Amato liked a post in a topic by Getstiffed in *****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****   
    No just another one who would be out of job if Scottish Football attempted to catch up with the rest of the footballing world and moved on from 1978's football.
  24. scottyscott1963 liked a post in a topic by Amato in *****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****   
    By
    Gary Holt
    08:59, 10 NOV 2019
    As a manager I attempt to keep any grievances private.
    If something has flared up and requires a response then my style would be to have a quiet word in someone’s ear the next time I see them.
    But on this occasion I feel the need to make an exception.
    It was the naivety in the comments about my club Livingston from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard that surprised me.
    Ahead of our game against Rangers on Sunday, he called for ref Nick Walsh to ensure hisplayers were protected.
    Protected from what? It’s the Tony Macaroni Arena they’re heading to – not Madison Square Garden.
    There’s a bit of background to his concerns and, annoyingly, a bit of history being rewritten.
    Back in our League Cup game in September, Ricki Lamie was mentioned for his part in an incident that left Rangers’ Joe Aribo requiring stitches to a head wound.
    Gerrard claimed an elbow had been thrown and the incident would have resulted in a red card in any country in the world other than ours.
    His remarks were relayed to me at the time.
    There was also a suggestion that I hadn’t shown concern for Joe at the time – this was
    absolute nonsense.
    The facts are that it wasn’t an elbow that was thrown.
    It was Ricki’s shoulder that was involved in the collision and, as for Joe, we had a conversation after the game when I checked on his welfare.
    As for his claims the collision merited a red card, again it’s a difference of opinion. I just didn’t agree with Gerrard on that. I kept my own counsel.
    Gerrard claims medical teams were on the park four or five times in the first half. Again it’s something that I’d suggest needs fact checked. 
    And if you look at the match stats that night you’ll see Rangers committed 14 fouls, three more than my side.
    But what concerns me is a remark that the Rangers boss has tied into the recent media focus on head injuries and the impact of concussion.
    It’s not on to suggest that the way my players approach a game puts opponents in greater harm.
    Football is a contact sport. Injuries are sustained – it’s an occupational hazard. Our game hasn’t introduced protocols for concussion and that’s a concern. I’d support whatever measures were deemed appropriate. But to suggest our club is one where head injuries are the norm is way offside.
    I’d rather go pay Rangers the compliment of saying they have some superb players.
    If you afford average players the freedom to get on the ball then you will lose more games than you will win. But if you allow class operators, of which Rangers have many, to play they’ll run all over the top you.
    We can’t allow that to happen so we’ll develop a system and approach designed to cause them problems and make it uncomfortable. We must play to our strengths and I’ll make no apologies for that.
    We must never be ashamed to do what we’re good at.
    Anyone who thinks a club with Livi’s resources should be embarrassed at not
    allowing the opposition to play or getting into their faces is kidding themselves.
    When I first read Gerrard’s claim for protection it also triggered another thought.
    Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?


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