It has all gone very quiet regarding the boardroom upheavals at Ibrox. You will recall that in May there was a requisition for an EGM. This ought to have taken place by, at the latest, next week. However on 6th June Rangers International Football Club PLC announced that the timetable had been extended whilst discussions went on with the shareholders who wanted the EGM.
The purpose was to remove Mr Murray as Chairman (which has already happened) but also from the Board, along with Mr Cartmell.
They were then to be replaced by James Easdale and Chris Morgan.
Nothing official has been announced although the press have made various comments on leaks and rumours about who is to be elevated.
However the peace which seemed to have descended over Ibrox might now be disturbed, and the story which will cause this is brazenly displayed on the front page of the Rangers website.
Rangers have a new coach!
However this is only good news for Mr McCoist as the coach is in fact a new team bus! As the story on the Rangers website says:-
Specially-built for use by the club by Vanhool, the 41-seat bus carries all sorts of equipment which will make journeys as comfortable as possible for the Third Division champions.
I suspect that last year’s Third Division Champions did not travel in such luxury!
How, you might ask, is this a snub to the Easdales?
Have a look at the picture below.
Do you see?
Whilst the Easdales, owners of McGill’s Coaches, are significant investors in Rangers, and poised to take positions of influence in the “Blue Room”, the club has deliberately attempted to snub them by going to Bruce’s Coaches for the new team bus!
And insult is added to injury by the quotes from the coach driver, which form part of the article. He says:-
“Mr Bruce is a Rangers supporter and he wants the team to have the best so he has endeavoured to make it as good as he possibly could.”
What does this say about the relationships in the corridors of Blue power? The Easdales might succeed in taking over the club, as the rumours suggest is their goal, and will have to endure their team driving round flying a competitor’s flag?
Once Mr Easdale takes his place on the Board, one wonders if he might have a quiet word with Mr Bruce, and an accomodation will be reached which will allow Mr Bruce to show his support for his team in a way which does not slap Mr Easdale in the face at every away game!
I have no doubt that sense will prevail between these Rangers fans and respected businessmen.
The only question that remains is “Doesn’t Jimmy Bell drive the bus?”!!!
Posted by Paul McConville
Should any readers of this blog want to hire the new Rangers team coach for “for corporate use including for weddings and funerals” they can call the Rangers hotline on 0871 702 1972 for further information. When booking, mention that you read about it on the “Scots Law Thoughts Blog”!