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Post by Samritpal Singh on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:00 am

Found this gold :


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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Samritpal Singh on Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:43 am

Portsmouth and Rangers go into administration.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Sami Rockfeller on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:31 am

Mick McCarthy sacked.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Adam Sisson on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:02 am

France Football reporting Lille and Tottenham have agreed a deal for Eden Hazard. Please don't be true.

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Post by Chris Chan on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:55 am

Rangers FC signals administration move

Rangers Football Club has confirmed it has filed legal papers at the Court of Session to appoint administrators.

The club said it would continue with "business as usual" until it decided whether to take that step.

Rangers now has 10 days to make a decision. In the meantime, it said there would be "no impact on season ticket holders and shareholders".

The move comes while Rangers awaits a tax tribunal decision over a disputed bill, plus penalties, totalling £49m.

The club said in a statement, however, that if the tribunal decided in favour of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), it "could result in liabilities and penalties substantially more than the £50m reported which the club would be unable to pay".

He was later reported as saying this could reach up to £75m.

Craig Whyte, who bought the club from former owner Sir David Murray last year, said recently that administration was an option if the club lost the tax case.

'Protect the club'
The case relates to the use of employment benefit trusts (EBTs) to pay players and other staff.

It is thought that HMRC believe the club misused the scheme and avoided paying significant sums in tax.

In a statement released on Monday, Mr Whyte said the moves towards administration had been made to protect the club.

He said: "Since I took over the majority shareholding of the club in May last year, it was clear to me the club was facing massive financial challenges both in terms of its ongoing financial structure and performance and the potential consequences of the HMRC first tier tax tribunal.

"I have taken the decision that the most practical way to safeguard the long-term future of the club is to go through a formal restructuring process. It may still be possible to avert this but that is not the most likely way forward.

"What is of paramount importance is the long-term security, survival and prosperity of this great football club."

Mr Whyte said it was "in the best interests of Rangers" that his ongoing restructuring of the club was "completed before the end of this season".

He said this had "meant turbulent times" as the club sought to "stand on its own feet, earning more than it spends".

"From my early days as chairman I saw that administration was a very real option to enable the club to address these challenges and make a fresh start," he said.

'Great institution'
"Frankly, the case for administration in pure financial terms was compelling but I was acutely aware that such a great institution as Rangers could not be viewed exclusively in financial and business terms.

"The fact is that Rangers' ongoing financial position and the HMRC first tier tribunal are inextricably linked."

The Rangers chairman stated again that the club was running a £10m annual deficit and it was in the best interests of the club to cut costs significantly.

He continued: "There is no realistic or practical alternative to our approach because HMRC has made it plain to the club that should we be successful in the forthcoming tax tribunal decision they will appeal the decision.

"This would leave the club facing years of uncertainty and also having to pay immediately a range of liabilities to HMRC which will be due whatever the overall result of the tax tribunal.

"In blunt terms, if we waited until the outcome of the tax tribunal, the risk of Rangers being faced with an unacceptable financial burden and years of uncertainty is too great."

Mr Whyte said the tax case related to "a claim by HMRC for unpaid taxes over a period of several years dating back to 2001" which Rangers would be unable to pay if the tribunal went against the club.

He said Rangers' immediate future now lay in the hands of HMRC.

The chairman said: "If HMRC were to agree, even at this late stage, a manageable agreement with the club, then a formal insolvency procedure could yet be averted. It goes without saying that would be our preferred outcome.

"The Rangers FC Group, the majority shareholder in the club, is prepared to provide further funding for the club on the basis the funding is ring-fenced from the legacy HMRC issue."

Mr Whyte said Rangers had engaged a specialist restructuring practice, Duff and Phelps, to assist in finding a solution to the present position.

He added: "As a result of that advice, it has been decided to seek the protection of a moratorium from HMRC action whilst a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) proposal is made to creditors.

"This, if approved by creditors within a month, would minimise any points deduction and allow the club to participate in European football.

"In short, if the club proceeds into administration then it will have to emerge from that process, with the agreement of creditors, within a month or so in order to be able to play in Europe next season."

'Financially fitter'
Mr Whyte said administration would "regrettably lead to a cost-cutting programme and the potential loss of jobs across the business".

He said former directors may "contend that the steps we are announcing today are unnecessary".

"All I would say to these people is that if they want to step up to the plate and invest money in Rangers to avoid a restructuring of the business, then I would be most willing to talk to them," he said.

"In the past unfortunately, there were people who not only failed to prevent Rangers being engulfed by our current problems but chose not to invest their money to help put it right."

Mr Whyte said Rangers could "emerge as a stronger and financially fitter organisation" from this process.

He statement concluded: "As chairman of the club, every action I take will be in the interests of Rangers and there are many people working at the club who are dedicated to making Rangers a success.

"I would like to thank supporters for their great commitment to Rangers. This great football club can recover from the situation in which it now finds itself and be the force in football that the fans deserve."

Mr Whyte is understood to be the club's main secured creditor via a floating charge over its assets.

This would allow him to pursue other avenues such as receivership or pre-pack administration to satisfy the debts which the club owes him if a CVA cannot be secured.

These would involve transferring Rangers assets out to another company or companies to satisfy outstanding debts to the floating charge holder and leaving the club behind with the debt.

In such scenarios, it would be likely that Rangers FC - formed in 1873 - would be formally wound up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17015966

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Alex Hadjicharalampous on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:48 am

Adam Sisson wrote:France Football reporting Lille and Tottenham have agreed a deal for Eden Hazard. Please don't be true.

But we've agreed deals with him about 20 times the past few seasons. How is this possible? Rolling Eyes
It's garbage, Spurs aren't even guaranteed to finish in the CL spots yet, and that's the only thing they have going for them. Unless Hazard is desperate to play under Redknapp of course.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Zaid Derweesh on Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:37 pm

He came out and rubbished the rumor, but also said he wouldn't go to Spain. Seems clear that the prem is where he's headed, and if it is indeed Spurs (he was politely complimentary), then that is just a slap in the face. It's one of five or six teams, and it needs to be us.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Samritpal Singh on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:37 am

Dozens of leading Turkish football officials, including the chairman of champions Fenerbahce, faced judges on Tuesday at the start of a match-fixing trial which has plunged the country's multi-billion-dollar league into chaos.

The trial begins two weeks after the resignation of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) chairman and his two deputies over the TFF's failure to agree on how to punish clubs caught up in the scandal.

European football's ruling body UEFA will watch proceedings closely, having increased pressure on the federation to act. Sanctions against clubs could include relegation.

Fenerbahce Chairman Aziz Yildirim, the most high-profile of the 93 officials and players charged in the case, waved to spectators in the court at Silivri, 70 km west of Istanbul.

The town has become synonymous with Turkey's murky underbelly as generals and journalists accused of plotting coups are being held at the high-security prison there.

Outside the court, some 2,000 Fenerbahce fans chanted in support of their club's chairman. A tent was set up to serve tea, coffee and soup to them.

"We are right, we will win," they chanted.

"Our love is not just for February 14, it will last for ever," said a Fenerbahce banner, alluding to Valentine's Day.

Fans from Sivasspor and Orduspor were also evident among the crowd.

The chairman of Fenerbahce, a club whose most famous fan is Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, gave an indignant response when a judge asked him whether he had any past convictions.

"No criminal record until coming here," said Yildirim, wearing a blue suit and a tie in Fenerbahce's blue-and-yellow colours. He looked through documents and talked with his lawyers in the front row of the defendants' section.

The scandal erupted last July when police raids led to the detention of dozens of people including Yildirim. The indictment issued in December charged Yildirim with being a gang leader, among charges ranging from match-fixing to paying bribes.

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

The first four days of the case were set to be taken up by the reading of the 400-page indictment which refers to 13 matches, including Fenerbahce's 4-3 victory over Sivasspor which allowed them to clinch the league championship on the final day of last season.

The federation excluded Fenerbahce from this season's Champions League, with runners-up Trabzonspor taking their place, in an initial move after the investigation started. However, clubs have failed to agree on other disciplinary measures.

TFF Chairman Mehmet Ali Aydinlar, who became chairman only days before the match-fixing scandal broke, resigned soon after Turkish clubs rejected a proposal to penalise clubs with a minimum 12-point deduction, but spare them from possible automatic relegation.

Media reports say Aydinlar will soon seek re-election.

Despite being at the heart of the investigation, Fenerbahce led opposition to the softening of punishments and said the TFF needed to wait for completion of the legal process before acting.

UEFA has said the federation cannot wait and has left open the possibility of excluding clubs from European competitions.

The indictment names eight clubs, including Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Trabzonspor, who are in the Europa League. Fourteen players are among the defendants.

The other leading suspect with Yildirim is Olgun Peker, an ex-president of club Giresunspor.

One of the TFF deputy chairmen who resigned at the end of January, Goksel Gumusdag, is among the defendants.

Galatasaray, not mentioned in the indictment, lead the domestic league this season, ahead of Fenerbahce and Besiktas.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Samritpal Singh on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:18 am

Everybody need to watch this :


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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Marko Maksimović on Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:10 am

Well spotted Sam... That video made my skin crawl and gave me goosebumps the whole way. It just shows you the scum that is involved in football. It's disgusting behaviour and really unwarranted. It's a sport, we love the game... Football has joined people from all over the world, but then you get rich crime bosses and politicians with ulterior motives and the whole thing goes to shit.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by janelle.noel on Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:46 am

wow that video is crazy pale

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Michael Foster on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:18 am

Wtf.....!?!?!? This world makes you boggle at times....

Not fucking cool

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Joey Schwab on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:30 am

Eastern Europe: where people are crazy

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Marko Maksimović on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:24 am

Joey Schwab wrote:Eastern Europe: where people are crazy

Not all of us are crazy...............

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Mike York on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:58 pm

MarkoMaksimovic wrote:Not all of us are crazy...............

That is exactly what a crazy person would say.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Joey Schwab on Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:34 am

We've got you figured out, Marko

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Marko Maksimović on Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:13 am

Hahahaha, cheers Very Happy But I don't even go to live games here. It's just not worth it. You can be a neutral, home or away supporter and still get the shit kicked out of you. However, if Arsenal make a trip to Belgrade again I will go. Smile

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by kdunn on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:50 am

While the severity of the crazy is much higher in eastern Europe cant one see how the same type of crazy exists in the rest of Europe England included? It is completely irrational for an individual to love a sports team. Not saying its a bad thing, I mean we all love arsenal but it certainly isn't rational. This irrationality is the root of the crazy shit that happens in football and if not tempered can get out of hand like in eastern Europe. For example I believe we would see much more racist abuse from fans If England did not have strict laws and the technology to enforce those laws. Probably not on the level of other countries but still much more than present.

This maybe a bit of a stretch but I am writing a paper and desperately need a distraction

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by kdunn on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:50 am

Marko are you serbian?

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Marko Maksimović on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:53 pm

kdunn wrote:Marko are you serbian?


Born in Serbia, raised in Zimbabwe Very Happy

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by vyom.chaudhary on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:16 am

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11675/7528541/AEG-not-planning-Spurs-bid


if this takeover happens,it will surely be bad for us.right??

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by vyom.chaudhary on Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:51 am

http://www.givemefootball.com/premier-league/anzhi-psg-power-a-premier-league-worry

hiddink to anzhi

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Michael Foster on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:28 am

Samba joins ANZHI from Blackburn for fee around 12 million

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by Zaid Derweesh on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:46 am

Samritpal Singh wrote:Everybody need to watch this :


http://www.goal.com/en/news/89/africa/2012/02/26/2931378/pitch-invasion-leaves-three-players-seriously-injured-in-algeria-

Seriously football is not worth this. It's supposed to be a game. For all my hatred of Tottenham, I don't actually HATE them. There is a rivalry, but it shouldn't be about violence, ever. Sometimes football is just like religion - people take it too seriously, resulting in more harm than good.

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Re: Football News (Transfers and others)

Post by ralph avedikian on Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:50 am

Didn't know where to post this.. but Glen Johnson has been withdrew from the England squad due to a minor 'injury'.
First I was happy, as it would mean he will miss the game against us, but now I'm thinking more of it as a fake injury in order for him to rest...hmmm.

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