Sevco Scotland’s Ever Decreasing Pre-Season Games – And Then There Were None

After the cancellation of the visit by Mr Green’s team to Le Havre, Jean Alain Boumsong’s alma mater, and the withdrawal of the invitation from Southampton, the Ibrox team was still set for a trip round Germany to get what players it had tuned up for whatever League it might be playing in.

However even that has now fallen through.

According to Rangers.co.uk:-

THE Rangers Football Club has been informed by the organisers of our pre-season trip to Germany that they can no longer offer us a place on the tour.

The team was due to play three games in Germany between 18-25 July, but the trip will now not take place at their request.”

I assume the “their” in the second paragraph refers to the organisers, rather than to Sevco pulling out.

The SPL has updated its list of pre-season friendlies. They no longer list Rangers, although if that is because there is no longer a member of that name, or because there are no pre-season games left, is not made clear.

Quite how Mr McCoist gets his players tuned up for the coming season, wherever his team will play, is now unclear.

Posted by Paul McConville

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27 responses to “Sevco Scotland’s Ever Decreasing Pre-Season Games – And Then There Were None

  1. I’m sure they will be ready for everything that the Third Division can throw at them. . .including rotten tomatoes!

  2. Stephen Dedalus

    These cancellations obviously are telling us all that there will be no football next season for Sevco. From liquidation to extinction.

    • Ach, I’m sure Stenhousemuir will gie em a gemme…

    • mick

      waitrose could cover bearsden for murry park a super size takening in the campsies as well same at ibrokes could do a new shopping center ,what do you think it could all be drop your comment here distrubution or retial

    • Finbar Saunders

      Like all loving football fans, I have cast a cautious yet childlike anticipation of each new Public holiday in Scotland. From Administration day, Prima facia day, Liquidation day and the wonderful No to Newco (Part I). So we look forward to, at least, No to Newco SFL style, THE BIG TAX CASE, WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP…..but one event this past week or so has crept into my vague lexicon, EXTINCTION.
      I’ve had many a Jim Bowen moment, ‘av ‘ad ah guid day, but I don#t want your speedboat as ah live in a 45 storey in Glesga’, well not his own catchy catchphrase, the point is……am I truly off the mark with this last event? Jurassic Ibrox? Murray’s meteor in years being blamed for wiping out “the shame”? Have we had enough?
      I’d welcome it, right now.

  3. George Murray

    Stephen
    If only you are right.

  4. Funny side story when the pre-season games of a local team my neck of woods – VfB Lübeck – were announced weeks back…said in the papers they were offered “Rangers” but chose Brondy instead…not as daft as they usually look, these guys…

  5. mick

    the spl have grasped there dead sevco have no team league licence whats there libbility insurance certificate for health and safty no players registered if you play them your liable via fifa and uefa ,its over there gone the whitch ie dead sad for one half of glasgow jelly and icecream for the other sfl is next to tell sevco to sling its hook

  6. mick

    this is better than 67 ,or does that make me a twisted head pmsl lol haha

    • Catherine Cameron

      Rangers dying better than 67?? and you call yourself a celtic supporter.
      No you are just a bitter individual. Don’t you understand even if Rangers
      die you will still feel like a second class citizen. Get the huge chip off your shoulder. This is 2012!!!!!!!!!Paranoid, Paranoid, Paranoid

  7. mick

    ave really enjoyed this blog my iqs up a dont read msm a flick throw it on line giggleing free of charge am reducing my carbon foot print ,its made me more three dimentional cheers lad

  8. mick

    7 players and a transferembargo its not rocket sinence ,they dont meet the criteria for a pub game never mind a league bond by fifa and uefa rules

  9. ecojon

    Maybe Ally should ask his soon to be compatriots in SFL3 where they hold their pre-season tours and that might give him some ideas 🙂

  10. mick

    thats if uefa ,s no shut scottish soccer down for bending rules for sevco its a real threat there might not be any friendlys for any1 ,theres 7 players and a transfer embargo

  11. The Jedi

    Just dawned on me that soon we’ll have middle o the road Euro teams coming to scotland for warm up matches against the right small teams just for bounce match stuff (0-13) I imagine SEVCO 2012 (ia ?) will be busy

  12. HISTORY IS IMPORTANT LONG LIVE THE FUTURE………!!!!!!!!
    HISTORY IS IMPORTANT LONG LIVE THE FUTURE………!!!!!!!!

    I have been following quietly for a few days the actions and reactions unrolling over the last few days.

    My observations are twofold;

    1st, Scottish footballing: How much longer can the employed executives of our leagues and body continue in their current positions without inflicting more shame and embarrassment? How long before they are, rightly forced out?

    They have without doubt been completely complicit in preventing our game sorting out a business failure now effectively 1 whole year ago, forget 14th Feb. If the club in question had been held to account and the SFA provided proper due diligence then this farce and embarrassment would not now be playing out–it would be finished, (for the good of all).
    The position of RFC should have been scrutinised at takeover as any “new business” would be especially if they make up such an important part of the “business” in Scottish football. They should also have been monitored immediately after they lost out in Europe.

    “Us plebs cannot be the only ones aware of RFC fragility on the financial front. Oh yes and succulent lamb or a nice quiet lunch does not cut it Mr Regan.”

    RFC were insolvent last summer and totally screwed when they subsequently failed to proceed in European football again.

    The SFA were not so reluctant to act when Livingston or Gretna failed and in truth both these clubs were in a far better situation than RFC. I little squeeze room may have seen both clubs in better positions if the least of the courtesy’s extended to RFC had been provided to them.

    The reason is simple and we all know why, the “old co” has the admin executives (allegedly) in their pockets.

    By now we are all getting over it, including I suggest a lot of RFC fans. (I mean in the sense of what has happened).

    So my main point is that without going into it any further, I leave that to Paul and co….., detail – SFA and SPL in particular have much to answer for through their immediate representatives, yes that’s what Regan and Doncaster are, it is now that we need to bring to bear the spotlight of discomfort on them. Let’s clean Scottish football for once and for the future.

    Let them justify why they have delayed for no apparent reason;
    Announcing Sanctions or delaying sentence for no good reason against Rangers Football Club.
    Tried, unsuccessfully so far, to influence the independent thoughts of businesses good and bad, in good shape or otherwise to bend to their will with unsubstainsiated claims and rhetoric.
    Acted with absolute disregard for the game and nation as well as the businesses that they are appointed to represented.

    If they tried to handle this worse they surely could not succeed. It is my opinion that Regan and associates and Doncaster and associates have brought this game into TOTAL disrepute and the ONLY sanction available to the members and supporters against them is for their removal………..immediately!!

    Secondly

    What about RFC?
    Much of the supporters, (yes I am a CFC fanatic, season book holder and spend most of my time abroad = numpty), vent is against RFC and their arrogance and the punitive punishments they are receiving or about to receive.

    Yesterday I drew breathe and took both sides into account.

    The following, (excuse the pun), is taken from http://www.rangersmedia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=817:support-ally-not-bomber&catid=101:club&Itemid=529 It is an illustration of the clarity, or lack of that exists currently among the fans, (because they still are and in most cases will be). The detail is from the meeting in Govan and present were ALL representatives of the club and supporters and I mean ALL.

    “The board did enter at approximately 7:20pm, as Chairman Malcolm Murray, CEO Charles Green, as well as financial director Brian Stockbridge and Imran Ahmad of Zeus Capital.

    Without detailing every question that was answered, I felt the board answered as best they could and as fairly as they could. Charles Green has a certain style, and as Malcolm Murray said, ‘he will never be a charmer’. I must admit though, I am more and more impressed each time Green speaks. He is a resilient individual, he knows that Rangers are up against it all, from every angle. As he said last night, ‘the lunatics are running the asylum’. I can’t disagree with that!

    With regards to who owns our club, the current board only own 26% collectively. Bluepitch Holdings are the majority shareholder with 23% right now, but this will be reducing to below 20% soon. Other names included were those that have already been named in the press, Glenmuir, Ian Hart, etc.

    Brian Stockbridge and Imran Ahmad, took questions on the financial aspects the club is facing right now, and I felt answered them well. There is working capital available right now (£3million), there is more investment to come in next week (£2.5million) and Imran Ahmad is going to be constantly looking at ways to raise investment. That is his speciality, and why he is working for Zeus Capital.

    Brian Stockbridge did say a few times, that season ticket money will be vital to the success and health of our club.”

    “I asked Ally a question, which in reality, is a very unfair question to ask an employee of a company, when his bosses are still in the room. I asked Ally, what was his opinion of the new board, as we had been seeing most fans either not trusting, or saying they cannot trust yet – inbetween yet more Bomber rants!

    Ally said he, like most of us, cannot trust the new board yet. However, he said that it is important to remain balanced about it. He cannot trust them yet, but they must be given the opportunity to earn his – and our – trust.

    I am happy with that. If there is a man to follow the example of right now, it is certainly my hero, Ally McCoist.”

    “The rest of us very rarely get an opportunity to speak to those who run our club and this opportunity was spoiled by one man, with his own agenda.
    HISTORY IS IMPORTANT LONG LIVE THE FUTURE………!!!!!!!!

    I have been following quietly for a few days the actions and reactions unrolling over the last few days.

    My observations are twofold;

    1st, Scottish footballing: How much longer can the employed executives of our leagues and body continue in their current positions without inflicting more shame and embarrassment? How long before they are, rightly forced out?

    They have without doubt been completely complicit in preventing our game sorting out a business failure now effectively 1 whole year ago, forget 14th Feb. If the club in question had been held to account and the SFA provided proper due diligence then this farce and embarrassment would not now be playing out–it would be finished, (for the good of all).
    The position of RFC should have been scrutinised at takeover as any “new business” would be especially if they make up such an important part of the “business” in Scottish football. They should also have been monitored immediately after they lost out in Europe.

    “Us plebs cannot be the only ones aware of RFC fragility on the financial front. Oh yes and succulent lamb or a nice quiet lunch does not cut it Mr Regan.”

    RFC were insolvent last summer and totally screwed when they subsequently failed to proceed in European football again.

    The SFA were not so reluctant to act when Livingston or Gretna failed and in truth both these clubs were in a far better situation than RFC. I little squeeze room may have seen both clubs in better positions if the least of the courtesy’s extended to RFC had been provided to them.

    The reason is simple and we all know why, the “old co” has the admin executives (allegedly) in their pockets.

    By now we are all getting over it, including I suggest a lot of RFC fans. (I mean in the sense of what has happened).

    So my main point is that without going into it any further, I leave that to Paul and co….., detail – SFA and SPL in particular have much to answer for through their immediate representatives, yes that’s what Regan and Doncaster are, it is now that we need to bring to bear the spotlight of discomfort on them. Let’s clean Scottish football for once and for the future.

    Let them justify why they have delayed for no apparent reason;
    Announcing Sanctions or delaying sentence for no good reason against Rangers Football Club.
    Tried, unsuccessfully so far, to influence the independent thoughts of businesses good and bad, in good shape or otherwise to bend to their will with unsubstainsiated claims and rhetoric.
    Acted with absolute disregard for the game and nation as well as the businesses that they are appointed to represented.

    If they tried to handle this worse they surely could not succeed. It is my opinion that Regan and associates and Doncaster and associates have brought this game into TOTAL disrepute and the ONLY sanction available to the members and supporters against them is for their removal………..immediately!!

    Secondly

    What about RFC?
    Much of the supporters, (yes I am a CFC fanatic, season book holder and spend most of my time abroad = numpty), vent is against RFC and their arrogance and the punitive punishments they are receiving or about to receive.

    Yesterday I drew breathe and took both sides into account.

    The following, (excuse the pun), is taken from http://www.rangersmedia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=817:support-ally-not-bomber&catid=101:club&Itemid=529 It is an illustration of the clarity, or lack of that exists currently among the fans, (because they still are and in most cases will be). The detail is from the meeting in Govan and present were ALL representatives of the club and supporters and I mean ALL.

    “The board did enter at approximately 7:20pm, as Chairman Malcolm Murray, CEO Charles Green, as well as financial director Brian Stockbridge and Imran Ahmad of Zeus Capital.

    Without detailing every question that was answered, I felt the board answered as best they could and as fairly as they could. Charles Green has a certain style, and as Malcolm Murray said, ‘he will never be a charmer’. I must admit though, I am more and more impressed each time Green speaks. He is a resilient individual, he knows that Rangers are up against it all, from every angle. As he said last night, ‘the lunatics are running the asylum’. I can’t disagree with that!

    With regards to who owns our club, the current board only own 26% collectively. Bluepitch Holdings are the majority shareholder with 23% right now, but this will be reducing to below 20% soon. Other names included were those that have already been named in the press, Glenmuir, Ian Hart, etc.

    Brian Stockbridge and Imran Ahmad, took questions on the financial aspects the club is facing right now, and I felt answered them well. There is working capital available right now (£3million), there is more investment to come in next week (£2.5million) and Imran Ahmad is going to be constantly looking at ways to raise investment. That is his speciality, and why he is working for Zeus Capital.

    Brian Stockbridge did say a few times, that season ticket money will be vital to the success and health of our club.”

    “I asked Ally a question, which in reality, is a very unfair question to ask an employee of a company, when his bosses are still in the room. I asked Ally, what was his opinion of the new board, as we had been seeing most fans either not trusting, or saying they cannot trust yet – inbetween yet more Bomber rants!

    Ally said he, like most of us, cannot trust the new board yet. However, he said that it is important to remain balanced about it. He cannot trust them yet, but they must be given the opportunity to earn his – and our – trust.

    I am happy with that. If there is a man to follow the example of right now, it is certainly my hero, Ally McCoist.”

    “The rest of us very rarely get an opportunity to speak to those who run our club and this opportunity was spoiled by one man, with his own agenda.

    I cannot question John Brown’s intentions, he is as strong a bluenose as you or I, but his delivery of his agenda, is intimidating, aggressive and divisive”

    “With regards to this title deeds rant, the RFFF have seen them and the RFFF are happy with them. Why isn’t that enough for John Brown? John has an obsession with Donald Findlay having to see the title deeds, to prove that Sevco (Scotland) Ltd own Ibrox and Murray Park. As per the RFFF, Sevco (Scotland) Ltd own Ibrox and Murray Park.”

    “The final accusation from Brown – and this is a serious one – was that Duff and Phelps had rejected an £11million bid which he was involved in, in favour of accepting Charles Green’s £5.5million bid. Now, that is potentially illegal and I seriously hope John Brown has evidence to back up this potentially libellous claim.” “A number of supporters asked John Brown, who was this bidder? And the man, who demands so much clarity, would not reveal who it was!”

    My reason for posting these quotes as per the caster is to shine some light into the business that Scottish football is being asked at ALL levels to include.

    My own opinion is that this business will succeed in one form or another. It is not nor will be RFC of old, not for many years if ever again….Note I say business NOT club. AMcC has already stated publically that he would want to start in Div3. This is a footballing decision nothing else. he knows that they will not stand a chance, with current squad and future potential sanctions pending, of putting together a squad of players to challenge Div1/SPL2. This is simple fact. We all know it newco fans included.

    So my conclusion; the only people making a mess of our game are the representatives of the SFA/SPL and to a lesser extent SFL. It is these individuals that need to be gone from Scottish/International football and NEVER to be allowed anywhere near it again at any level.

    The Scottish fans have accepted the outcome including ex and newco RFC it is time for a real change, LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN.

    • mick

      fantastic long post ,that was a great way of analyzing it all ,the whole of scotland wants regan doncaster ogilvie and longfoot lets see what the next week brings ,

  13. I should have posted that this narrative actually opens further questions for D&P who have escaped the limelight for a few weeks, maybe someone will take this up on behalf of the creditors……..!!!!

  14. JimBhoy

    as a Celt…. I hope a better Rangers emerge thru the years…. ok i can take it??// maybe we are the people to shine, help..

  15. JimBhoy

    for those who are in love, here’s a song that’s long and tender….

  16. David C MacKenzie

    Slightly off topic, but is this allowed? Can you actually just appropriate another team’s squad like this?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/rangers/6398034/Rangers-Football-Club-Players.html

    There is a screen-cap here just in case they change it:
    http://ubuntuone.com/1IXw6lkYHovrlugQ5y1dKM

  17. A complete range of sport & multi-award trophies, cups, shields & plaques for schools, clubs & corporate events. ……. From “Sevco”
    You cannot make this up !!!!
    http://www.sevco.com/sportsandcorporateawards_sevco.html

    So if Rangers (Orwell 1984 Plc., Ltd.) et al, cannot get entry into the Premier / SPL / Amatuer leagues, then they can at least be assured of a plethora of “Trophies”, even if they have to be “home-made”.

    ———–

    Shome Mishtake Surely ?

    New players wanted for Saturday football team – U18’s only
    Govan, Glasgow…..
    Hi, i manage a new Saturday afternoon football team who are based in Govan. We are looking for good quality under 18 players who have played at a decent level in all positions though we don’t know yet what division we are going to be in yet.

    is Ally McCoist branching out on his own ?
    http://www.gumtree.com/p/community/new-players-wanted-for-saturday-football-team–u18s-only/105436227

    We should be told !!!!

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