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How Headines Can Misrepresent A Story – Rangers and Pinsent Masons Edition

At the end of my post this morning about the Pinsent Masons investigation into “the connections between Craig Whyte and former and current personnel of the Company and its subsidiaries” I wondered how the mainstream media might report matters.

The answer has come quickly.

The BBC has a story, which can be found here, headlined “RANGERS CONFIRM NO LINKS BETWEEN CRAIG WHYTE AND CHARLES GREEN.”

The Scotsman’s website has a similar story here. That has the headline – “RANGERS PROBE FINDS NO GREEN-WHYTE LINKS”.

The Daily Record’s headline, on its story here, is – “RANGERS’ INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION FINDS NO LINKS BETWEEN NEW REGIME AND CRAIG WHYTE”. Continue reading

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Rangers Blueprint for Football Success Revealed By BBC – But Has It Been Dumped After Green’s Exit

Another scoop today for Chris McLaughlin of BBC Scotland.

He has located a document said to have been drawn up by a major Rangers investor in the last couple of months. It laid out a blueprint for the development of the football team, looking at the whole structure from the grass roots up, and included a major shift to a Director of Football, together with a clear signing policy – only signing players of 25 and under, who will have a resale value.

The document also criticised the standard and quality of football being played and lays the blame for this on the present coaching regime – with the suggestion that help there would be needed.

The bottom line was that, to achieve success and keep the customers happy, the style of football needed to be changed – the players needed to be properly incentivised – wages need to be controlled – and there was a recognition that, whilst winning was vital, there was a necessity to win with attractive football. Continue reading

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