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Ibrox Finally Gets A Deal Over The Line, But They Needed Aribo Cash First.

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So much for all the stuff you read in the papers about how the hold-up for Ibrox in getting their 28 year old striker signed was all on the Greek end. Is it a coincidence that they’ve suddenly been able to do this hitherto difficult deal?

Of course it’s not. They can do it now only because Aribo has been sold and they have the cash to pay for the guy. Otherwise that one would have languished in the To Do box for another month. The flagrant dishonesty of that club is unreal.

This window has been so revealing for them that even the bitterest and most closed-minded Ibrox fan must realise that much of what we’ve been saying all this time is 100% spot on. Their club is a debt-ridden basket case. Not even a highly fortuitous run to a European final was able to provide the manager with funds. It took the sale of a key asset.

And of course, the key asset went for a pittance. £6 million plus add-ons? It’s like a CelticBlog joke on them, a number below even what this site predicted they would get. One newspaper suggested that this might be the start of a spending spree.

If you’re choking back laughter you’re not alone. A supermarket sweep at Aldi maybe. But that’s not a spending spree however you dress it up.

Talk now is of offers of new deals for the likes of Morelos and Kent. Even now, with the clock ticking, there’s not enough interest in these guys to get deals done. You may be forgiven for wondering, if they want these players to stay that badly, it’s taken until now for the contract talks to take place. Van Bronckhorst believes his fans button up the back.

I don’t think even the offers of improved contracts with minimum release clauses is going to get these guys to commit. There has to be interest from clubs willing to meet those clauses for a start. Neither Kent nor Morelos is remotely worth an eight figure sum any more than Aribo was. Their fans must be shell-shocked at that fee, but read their forums; they are desperate to find some positive in it. “Oh he only cost us £300,000 ..” is the straw they clutch.

There is an old story that Ronald Reagan used to tell, and it sort of comes to mind at a moment like this. A kid gets up on Christmas Day and his parents tell him his present is outside. He rushes out and finds, in the garden, a huge pile of shit. He immediately grabs a shovel and starts digging. When asked what the Hell he’s digging for he says “there must be a pony in here.”

Ibrox fans can knock themselves out digging for their pony. This summer has been one big steaming heap of shit for them so far. On some level, they must know it.

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  • Effarr says:

    I see they have “won a race” for someone called Lawrence?????

    They maybe meant a “won” horse race.

  • Starman says:

    They’ve signed UTTER DROSS LOL!! Sum wee boy naebdies heard ae, Soapy Soutar & sum DUD that canny get a game fur a crap Greek side BAWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • Peterbrady says:

    When are they gonnae die

  • Bob (original) says:

    GvB will have to become a magician to turn his squad into league winners. 🙂

  • JimBhoy says:

    They are possibly picking up a Welsh freebie it seems who was an ex-Celtic target according to the impartial journo, Sked. They beat us to him it seems, this seems to be a theme. Once Sevco are on the chase the Celts have no chance. No laughing at the back.

    Can you imagine if the Aribo move stalled !! 🙂

  • Michael Conway says:

    Transparency & ipox just don’t go hand in hand,a very sleekit club who are forever angry,they will soon be butting heads over something or nothing

  • Duncan says:

    They put £43m worth of extra funding (via 12 tranches) in last Season to make a £24m Loss.
    You don’t have to have the IQ of a Rugger Guy to work out the £34m made from their Europa run wasn’t enough to press reset.
    Failure to reach the CL via qualifying will result in a fire sale this Summer.

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