So, he has finally gone!
The BBC is reporting that Sandy Easdale, brother of Rangers Director James Easdale, has agreed to exercise his option to buy Mr Green’s shares, and therefore become, as he says, the largest shareholder in Rangers.
“Between my family holdings and through other supporting investors I now have the largest shareholding in Rangers Football Club,” he said.
“There has been continued speculation and constant enquiries to buy this largest holding in Rangers. But Mr Green gave me the first option which I exercised.” Continue reading
When I wrote my blog last week about Mr Green and his imminent board meeting to deal with his “issues” about Craig Whyte, I confidently predicted that he would be out later that day.
However, I was wrong.
The Rangers-minded blogger, David Leggat, a man who has his inky fingers close to the Ibrox innards, had boldly predicted last Friday that Charles Green would survive this latest challenge. He then castigated award-winning journalist Keith Jackson for predicting that Green would fall – after all, as Mr Leggat made clear, Mr Jackson could not (presumably unlike Mr Leggat) have any reliable sources inside the Blue Room, else he would not have predicted the fall.
I make no claim of access to the inner sanctum on Edmiston Drive. My only visit to Ibrox was many years ago. It was to the wood-panelled offices, ascending the famous staircase, and in a professional capacity. I suspect that, by now, the batteries in the recording device I left behind might have failed.
However it seemed to me that, standing the storm surrounding Mr Green, it would be very difficult for him to survive. Continue reading