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Football Insider’s latest moonhowling headline as they tout £15m Sevco move. And it’s not Morelos

I was sent this by a family member. And normally I cover some Football Insider stories only if it involves Celtic, but this one, I simply couldn’t ignore.

The headline was an eyecatcher, and it was written, allegedly by Paddy Kenny.

Eyecatcher is a bit of a stretch to be honest. Downright nonsense that I will give them but here is where their madness started, “Rangers could accept £15m Everton bid for Patterson after update”

What was the update? Did Patterson all of a sudden turn into Cafu? Are Everton willing, or have ever hinted to bidding anywhere near £15m?

Did someone inside Everton decide, ‘Right, they’re not accepting £5m. How can we get value?’, ‘I know! Offer £15m!’

But, like you, I’m itching to find out what the latest development is that will make Everton offer £15m for the Blue Cafu.

So here we go. Here is Kenny’s insight as Kenny insists Everton should be willing to splash out more on the young right back, “You’d have thought it would be double or triple that Everton offer.”


“You think about to Thierry Small who’s gone to Southampton. They might get £5m for him, and he’s a 17-year-old kid.”

“Patterson is obviously a brilliant, established Rangers right-back who plays for Scotland, who is proven.

“To offer the same sort of money doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t get it whatsoever.

“I’m sure they are going to let him go, it won’t be for that much. They’ll want a lot more than that.”

Established? Really? Proven? Not by a long shot.

Ah and he ‘plays’ for Scotland. How many appearances now has he made for club and country?

A terrible piece and I wonder if Kenny even had anything to do with it because if my name was put on this moonhowling nonsense I would just give up this game.

“Rangers Will Have Somebody In The Press” – John Hartson Pours Scorn On Player ‘Bids’

The need to generate player sales over at Ibrox has never been greater. Since *Rangers shock elimination after a 2-1 home defeat against 10 man Malmo, it is widely known (in fact it was a fact even before the Champions League elimination) that the club needed to sell players to balance the books.

Celtic fans have had to endure the endless press releases of fictitious bids from clubs abroad for their “star” players like Morelos to China or Morelos to Porto and just recently The Sun’s claim that Spartak Moscow were looking at a £10m bid for Glen Kamara.

Spartak immediately denied their interest leaving not only *Rangers red faced but also the journalist that made the claim.

Speaking on Go Radio, former Celtic striker John Hartson ridiculed the press stories and gave in interesting insight at how these “bids” are reported, “The talk about the possibility of a player, moving out of Rangers now because their lack of Champions League Football. Spartak Moscow denied all knowledge of any bid for Glen Kamara.

Rangers will have somebody in the press, the press will have friends, you’d have an agent that links the player to a certain club.

That happened every other week, when you play at the top level. You can just use the press.

Morelos has been linked to every club in the country by the way £20m to Lille last season or Nice and everybody gets carried away.”

So the next time you hear of a £30m bid for Morelos or A.N Other, just remember these words from Hartson, “Rangers will have somebody in the press”.

“They Probably Just Can’t Afford To Get Through The Season Without Champions League Money” – Incredible Admission From Former Ger

There was a lot riding on *Rangers getting through their tie with Malmo last night. Guaranteed £14m for qualifying for the Champions League before we even talk about gate receipts, merchandising etc etc etc…..

Of course, I am well aware that they had to then negotiate another qualifying round before they reached that stage, but if you were listening to the media all week, not only was last night a foregone conclusion, Zardok the Priest was already on the stadium announcers Spotify playlist.

Alas it wasn’t to be and instead of rolling in the Champions League money, *Rangers find themselves rolling in the sh*t as the enormity of last nights result sinks in.

On BBC Sportsound, former *Rangers player Richard Foster, warned that there could be financial and first team repercussions following the collapse to Malmo, “But this result is more than about just the team.

“I think this is going to have huge financial implications at Rangers. We constantly hear how much in debt they are and how much it’s costing per season.

“They need to sell players and the players that are going to need to sell. The biggest assets, Kent, Morelos, but then that can change dramatically.

“But the financial implications are huge, and we could, I would imagine there’s going to be a fair bit of movement going on behind the scenes at Rangers because they just can’t afford to get through the season without that Champions League money.”

Now, many of their fans will say that they have not debt and that the board have invested into the club/company but here is the key word. Invest.

People at the club WILL be expecting a return on that investment. Do *Rangers fans REALLY believe that the people at the top are just handing them cash because they are “Rangers men”?

That kind of thinking caused the first club to die, SURELY to goodness they are not daft enough to let this new club die as well?

“Knowing The Rangers Board” – Frank McAvennie’s Brilliant ‘Disaster’ Claim

As *Rangers try to qualify for the Champions League, they will be looking at the Group Stages with eagerness as the potential guaranteed £14m jackpot awaits them if they get past Malmo and onto the next qualifying round.

Never has the need for he Glasgow club been so great to get access to the millions that Europe’s premier competition promises as they have posted losses for the past four years as they went all out to stop Celtic’s bid for ten in a row.

Former Celtic striker, Frank McAvennie was speaking to Football Insider, when he made a claim about the *Rangers board spending even more money that they don’t have , “The pressure is really on now.

“Knowing the Rangers board, they have probably spent the group stage money already.

“I think they had an eye on tonight’s game when playing Dundee but they should have still won.

“Rangers will be a different proposition tonight I’m sure. They just didn’t perform at the weekend.

“They need to start well so the crowd don’t get on their back.

“It’s a hard task but I think they will win. It would be a disaster if they lost.”

And who can argue with him? The Govan club have spent over £40m under Gerrard and only have one trophy to show for it.

The Champions League money MUST be essential to them or they could be forced to sell some prized assets to keep their “investors” happy.

“It’s Not Even On The Table” – Moreloa Bingo Time As Agent Destroys Sevco Compliant Media

Normally I don’t touch a story regarding Rangers*. Normally, I try to focus on my own team and try to bring you the most up to date stories regarding the green and white hoops. But not today.

And the only reason for that is because for days now we have been subjected to a barrage of media stories from, surprise surprise, The Daily Record and The Sun, telling us that Porto have agreed terms but not a fee.

It’s the same old story every window as the Govan club try to claw in some much needed funds to “balance the books”.

Quick question. If you are losing over £10m per season for the last four seasons, how does one player sale balance the books? I’m sure the Scottish media are looking into that as we speak……..

Unfortunately, I am going to have burst their bubble as former Rangers defender and now agent, Craig Moore, destroyed the Morelos rumour with a devastating admission on The Go Radio Football Show, “From my connections and people that I speak to in Portugal, the Porto thing is not on the table. It’s not even on the table.

“But obviously we keep hearing about it. I would not be surprised if at some stage a club does come in for Morelos because you know he’s at a good age now.

“But look 24, 25 year old, scores goals. Has scored goals at the top top level not only domestically but in European football.

“There’s always going to be interest.”

Dear oh dear. It looks like the emergency Morelos sale is a no goer and that Rangers* will need to find another source o book balancing funds.

There’s always the hope of another mystery bid from China. Right???


Alex Ferguson has sensationally lifted the lid on the open bigotry he experienced as a player at Rangers from a member of the Ibrox boardroom. Ferguson opened up on the day he signed for Rangers and disclosed a conversation with an unnamed boardroom director when the director learned of the legendary managers wife being a Catholic, “When I signed for Rangers. One of the directors, he asked me about Cathy (Ferguson’s wife) and he saysI have to ask you a question about your wife. I believe she’s catholic‘.

I said, ‘Yeah. He saysWhere you married in a chapel?I says, ‘No we got married in a registry office‘. He says, Well that’s alright then.

“And I should have telt him to fuck off. I really should have. I had supported Rangers, as a boy and had an opportunity to play for Rangers. You’re prepared to take nonsense. I let myself down and I let wife down. That was the most important thing. She was a devout Catholic.”

The video was shared by prominent Celtic author Stephen O’Donnell who has written “Tangled Up in Blue: The Rise and Fall of Rangers F.C.” and “Fergus McCann Versus David Murray: How Celtic Turned the Tables on Their Glasgow Rivals: And the Decline of Scottish Football”.

Ferguson was filming a documentary on his life when he dropped this bombshell and to be honest, it’s nothing new to most Celtic fans. The Ibrox club had an open anti Catholic signing policy and although they have made steps to address this over the last 30 years, more work needs to be done to eradicate sectarianism from Scottish Football.