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The Royal Television Society – Is It Full of “Rangers Haters”? TV Journalism Award News

I have just caught up with news from last night’s Royal Television Society Awards Dinner. The area being lauded last night was Television Journalism.


Two names familiar to readers of this blog, and more so to followers of the “Rangers Story” were recognised for their work.

The full list of winners can be found here.

The two whom I want to mention are as follows:-

Drum roll please ….


…. Continue reading



Filed under BBC, Channel 4, Press, Rangers

Mark Daly and Alex Thomson at Napier University – Important Info

From the Screen Academy Scotland Website –
Mark Daly BBC Scotland Investigates
Alex Thomson Chief Correspondent Channel Four News
Earlier this year the Rangers story unravelled before our eyes. From hero to zero, from the SPLto the Scottish Third Division in a matter of months. TV led the way in exposing the goings on at the club. The two reporters who were at the forefront of  the pack discuss how they got the story, how they built it and the aftermath of it.
Come and discuss the journalism with them on Monday 19th November at 1.00pm at the Merchiston campus of Edinburgh Napier University.
Space is strictly limited to 20 of those without a Napier University Card.
Registration is essential and entry will be refused to unregistered people.
You can register via this link – http://www.screenacademyscotland.ac.uk/content-32


Filed under Press

“The Rangers Story – Unpeeling the Rotten Onion” – Daly + Thomson – Edinburgh 19th November

On Monday 19th November Mark Daly of the BBC and Alex Thomson of Channel 4 News are scheduled to speak at Napier University’s regular Media Mondays event.

You can read more about the Media Mondays events here.

The event takes place from 1-2pm on 19th November at the following venue: Continue reading


Filed under Press, Rangers

Mark Daly Reveals Rangers’ “Smoking Gun” – Craig Whyte Taped David Grier of Duff & Phelps

Mark Daly of BBC Scotland has produced another chapter in his revelations regarding the events surrounding the administration of Rangers Football Club PLC. Following his two previous programmes, and his Scottish BAFTA nomination, he was on Reporting Scotland tonight.

The details can be read on the BBC website here.

The story tonight was based upon recordings made by Craig Whyte in a meeting with David Grier of Duff & Phelps. If Mr Whyte has been regularly taping meetings and calls in this process, one wonders if there might be people, in addition to Mr Grier, who are rather worried tonight.

Mr Daly’s previous programme in May prompted the issue of a statement by Duff & Phelps. The article, which was on the official Rangers website here – http://www.rangers.co.uk/news/football-news/article/2786614 – is no longer there.

However, I have a copy of it and the relevant extracts are below. You can read the full statement, and my comments on it here – https://scotslawthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/some-questions-for-david-grier-and-the-administrators-of-rangers/


David Grier, who was the engagement partner at MCR, said: “I categorically deny that at the time of the Craig Whyte takeover of Rangers, I had any knowledge that funds from Ticketus were being used to acquire the Club. This accusation is wrong, highly defamatory and betrays a lack of understanding of the facts. Continue reading


Filed under Contempt of Court, Courts, Craig Whyte's Companies, Rangers, Ticketus


The debate last night has shed new light on something that the msm maybe should have highlighted during all the drama of the voting of the SFL to place Rangers in Division 1 or Division 3. It ended up as 3 as we are all aware.

During the lead up to the vote there was lots of talk about self interest in the vote. Maybe certain teams should not be able to vote eg Dundee as they were going up and would vote Division 3 to get up or Dunfermline who at the time did not know they were staying in the first.

As I am not one for spreading rumours last night David Stevenson, one of our commenters, brought to light an issue of interest related to the pie topic but which also highlights the vote issues.

I have copied and pasted below for yous to read and for yous to make up your own mind on the matter .

We highlighted the pie suppliers last night.

“Mcghee’s – Glasgow’s finest pie makers and also very famous for crispy rolls”. Continue reading


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