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Green still seeking money for Naismith


The Scottish tabloid claims that a tribunal will set a fee for Everton to pay by way of compensation for signing Steven Naismith. It claims that Rangers newco owner Charles Green wants £1.5M.

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Sam Hoare
989 Posted 06/08/2012 at 12:15:27
There goes the Yobo money...
Andrew Ellams
992 Posted 06/08/2012 at 12:26:19
How would that even be legal?
John House
994 Posted 06/08/2012 at 12:35:06
Does he really? Well I hope he gets it, fuckin chancer!
Mike Rourke
995 Posted 06/08/2012 at 12:42:45
Allow me to help.

The princely sum of £0 is awarded to Rangers Newco Football Club , minus the cost of staging the tribunal.

Of course if I were arranging a Scottish FA tribunal I would hold it at Edinburgh's finest hotel. I would also seriously consider a banquet of some sort, perhaps with Billy Connoly booked for postprandial entertainment. In addition I would feel obliged to sample a selection of the hotel's stock of famous vintage Whiskys( even though I can't stand the stuff ) and ensure that each panel member went home with a bottle or two.

Coming to a decision at a tribunal isn't easy; it simply can't be hurried, one must be both refreshed and relaxed and under no circumstances should these vital undertakings be carried out on an empty stomach.

Thank you very much Mr Green

Scott Davies
996 Posted 06/08/2012 at 12:43:16
It's their fucking fault they're in the mess, so their loss.
Kevin Day
001 Posted 06/08/2012 at 13:05:17
Give em Vic
Ian Glassey
003 Posted 06/08/2012 at 13:28:54
Kevin 001.
They may have broke the rules in a number of ways, but I think they have suffered
enough without having to put up with Vic.....
Paul Bernard
007 Posted 06/08/2012 at 13:34:21
Few points here, Mr Green.......

1. Surely we owe nothing as Naismith's contract wasn't carried over to the newco.

2. He's just taking a chance hoping they can get something to help ease the financial problems against Rangers; Southampton signed Steve Davis then paid £800k later on to settle it.

3. Doesn't Charlie Green realise that they are now in a lot of 'Mark Bright' because the last few years they have done nothing but be greedy and only think about money! Lessons learned??? Obviously not, I'm afraid.

4. What goes around comes around, Charlie Boy! Rangers take every half-decent SPL player for a deep-fried Mars Bar & bottle of whisky, now Rangers are small pickings... the world owes Rangers a great deal!

I hate the fact clubs are allowed to spend reckless amounts of money and then, years down the line, dissapear or set up a 'newco' quite simply because it's the fans who ultimately suffer. Most Evertonians can testify we all want the best but not at the cost of our beloved club going under. Rangers are not the first club to be pissed on (Michael Ball payments involving Rangers were not paid in full, I believe) and won't be the last.

Just let it go, Charles, and start a new financially sound and successful GRFC.

Paul Brookes
009 Posted 06/08/2012 at 13:56:35
He's got no hope of getting a penny. I think Everton should tell him where to go!.
Jeremy Benson
033 Posted 06/08/2012 at 16:09:20
Rangers newco would be better spending their time and efforts on getting themselves back in to the SPL through fair play and good football, rather than chasing down lost causes.

Its just sour grapes. To be fair, if we ended up 3 divisions down and fully realised we'd bought into we might be kicking the cat too.

James Stewart
038 Posted 06/08/2012 at 16:34:37
Desperation. No way will that happen.
Kevin Day
056 Posted 06/08/2012 at 18:04:12
Ian Glassey 003, that made me chuckle, very good!
Jem Traynor
063 Posted 06/08/2012 at 18:48:31
Green should have no chance of getting any green for Naismith; they aren't the same club anymore, and the player's went without pay and had no certainty to their footballing future as the club was in that bad a state, so No... but nice try.

Ian Glassey that was funny that! Haha...
John Campbell
064 Posted 06/08/2012 at 18:53:49
We paid for Jelavic when he could've been free, so fuck off, Green!
Steve Cotton
068 Posted 06/08/2012 at 19:14:38
Surely if any payment was due, then it would be to the old Rangers, ie, the official receiver, to pay Rangers' outstanding £125 million VAT bill.
Tony Doran
077 Posted 06/08/2012 at 20:35:05
Quote — Junior in the Sopranos when another mob guy wants money off him: "I want to Fuck Angela Dickinson" — unquote.
Colin Fitzpatrick
111 Posted 06/08/2012 at 23:12:55
Best of luck with that one fella, let me know how you get on...........
James Stewart
113 Posted 06/08/2012 at 23:39:49
@77 How l love Junior!
Bjørn-Ivar Pedersen
145 Posted 07/08/2012 at 09:23:14
Hmmm I wonder where he would stand if it was the other way around??

Seems like there is a bit true to the myth about scotsmen, but he is forgeting we have a scot at the helm here as well.

Kristian Boyce
187 Posted 07/08/2012 at 14:20:16
They pretty much don't have a leg to stand on in the case, but it would be interesting to see what would happen if they did win. Could we come up with £1.5m to pay for him, or would we have to sell, to raise the cash?
Tony Doran
239 Posted 07/08/2012 at 20:13:47
James @ 113. How I love Angie Dickinson. She could cuff me anytime.
Jimmy Sørheim
291 Posted 08/08/2012 at 02:58:22
I saw this coming. We will have to pay for him, and we do not have any money so he will have to go back or be denied license to play for us I think. Only solution would be for Bill to agree paying in installments, after 10,20 and 30 games. A straight out fee will probably not happen.

However with the Scottish FA backing Rangers then this will become a mess, they will demand a fee of around £2 million and Everton will refuse to pay that much.

The only thing that could be worse is if he is denied to play in the PL until we pay.

Tony J Williams
331 Posted 08/08/2012 at 11:22:52
Why will we have to pay for him Jimmy? He did not transfer his contract over, which he is allowed to do and therefore was a free agent.

Green is doing what all people who have monumentally fecked up do, try any desperate ploy to get a little bit of moolah from anywhere.

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