09 October 2014

Newcastle United Financial Accounts – Where Has The Money Gone Under Mike Ashley?

Reprinted here from The Mag, a Newcastle United fans' site, is Mark Jensen with a breakdown of their finances under Mike Ashley, and a clear indicator as to why Rangers could never sustain him.

08 October 2014

Never a Dull Day Round Ibrox Way

by Ross McAdam | Contributor

Another day, another new drama in the Rangers story. We awoke to the news this morning that Mike Ashley, through his investment vehicle MASH holdings has called an EGM to remove Graham Wallace and Philip Nash from their positions. 

I suspect that Ashley won’t be forthcoming on his reasons for this move given he very rarely talks to the media. It is an open secret that the boardroom at Ibrox is split and that this move will remove the two individuals who appear to favour investment from Dave King whilst the Easdale proxy, including Blue Pitch and Margarita, appear to favour investment from Mike Ashley.

07 October 2014

Rangers-stupid Blogger Memes, Ranked

by Shane Nicholson | Executive Editor

You've read them all, or maybe you haven't. Hopefully you haven't.

But the Donegal Axis of Cunt® and their similarly ill-informed counterparts, with shortarse PR men sources in common, waxing poetic about anything Rangers have given us some absolutely ridiculous metaphors and themes over the past few years.

Here's the comprehensive ranking of stupidity in Rangers' writing available in the darkest corners of the interwebs:

Once, There Was a Donkey...

by Chris Graham | Contributor

Once, there was a donkey.

The donkey was content roaming around, being a donkey, but we here at the CRO felt that the donkey needed a home so we took it in, sheltered it, fed it lovely carrots and for a while the donkey was happy. But the donkey had a bit of an ego and the donkey was a bit gullible. The donkey believed in sky fairies and money trees and it soon became apparent that the donkey and the rest of the CRO stable could not get along.

A Club Missing a Footballing Philosophy

by John McIntosh | Guest Contributor

The Rangers Football Club of today is a club who plan as far ahead as the next game. Ally McCoist has told us many times there are reasons he doesn’t feel he can plan ahead for the future but nothing should be halting the much needed development of our once great club.

Ally said in an interview that he wishes us to follow Ajax or Porto’s model, which I agree with, I just don’t believe he ever believed what he was saying as his actions in his tenure prove he doesn’t trust youth enough whilst we have no scouts - which is a disgrace.

In the backwaters of Scottish football we simply can’t compete with the extravagant spending that happens at the top clubs in Europe’s top leagues due to TV rights and prize money.

02 October 2014

Just Why Did Ashley Increase His Stake in RFC?

by Garry Carmody | Contributor

When Mike Ashley's name was first mentioned as an investor in RIFC, it took many by surprise.

From the bright lights of the Premiership and Newcastle United, what coaxed him to participate in Rangers' IPO back in December 2012? Where was the interest coming from to involve himself with Charles Green and co?

However, with the use of hindsight, it has become very clear as to what Mike Ashley had his eyes set on, and it is now evident that he has possibly been the smartest player in this game of Monopoly: Rangers Edition.

CROpod Actually Seriously

We're back with another edition of everyone's favorite Rangers' podcast to hate or love. Probably hate.

Shane, Chris, Garry and Alex talk about what happened with Hibs, how that sort of stuff keeps happening, who bought those shares, what is Daniel Stewart up to, where does Phil get off using 9/11 imagery to discuss Monday's much, who stole the cupcakes, what is Bill even talking about anymore, provide some business ideas for the Albion, answer some of your questions, and then get out the door, all in just under two hours.

25 September 2014


The CROpod returns, and as we count down our two-year anniversary we intro the show with a Classic CROpod Moment with our good friend from Candialand, Mr Ross EJ Hendry. Past that, Shane, Peter, Garry and Alex break down the last couple matches, post-IPO, fan ownership, answer your questions, talk some referendum, and mosey on the way.