I read this piece in the Telegraph this morning.
Specifically I noted that:
And there was me thinking that any cooling off period around Ibrox was usually AFTER July 12!
The man on Craig Whyte’s right here (i.e. on the left of the picture) is David Grier. He acted as a consultant to Whyte and Rangers during and after Whyte’s takeover of the Ibrox club.
Grier was interviewed on February 1 by the website Business 7, part of the Daily Record’s Media Scotland group.
The interview, which wasn’t published, was carried out amid rumours that Duff & Phelps were being lined up by Craig Whyte as administrators of Rangers. The club were eventually plunged into administration on February 14.
He was asked if the finances at the club were “dire”.
Grier replied: “I don’t know where you are getting that information from but we certainly don’t know that information.”
When asked if he was advising Rangers on any form of insolvency or being lined up as an administrator, Grier said: “No.”
He also denied any knowledge of an unpaid £6million VAT bill and added: “There are no creditors taking them to court.”
Two weeks later, it emerged Rangers owed £9million in unpaid PAYE tax and VAT.
Grier is boss of Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps.
What’s that smell?