Rangers CEO LLambias Attacked Again In Glasgow Bar

Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle sports journalist is reporting in the Sunday People today that Derek LLambias, the former Newcastle United Managing Director,  was attacked last week in a Glasgow bar, by what is thought to be a Rangers supporter.

The proposed identity of the attacker would be a good assumption.

derek llambias arrives at glasgow airport last night

Derek Llambias – attacked in Glasgow bar for second time

This is what a source told People Sport about the altercation:

“Llambias was minding his own business when he was approached by this man. At first there was a lot of shouting but then there was a bit of pushing and shoving.” 

And another source close to Derek LLambias told the People the following:

“It is the second time this has happened to Derek in a hotel bar in Glasgow.” “Neither Derek nor Mike Ashley can understand why there is hostility to the new set-up at Rangers.”

“They want to rebuild Rangers into a strong and exciting team capable of challenging Celtic again and being a force in Europe again but it must be on the back of a strong financial position similar to the one they implemented at Newcastle United.”

Notice the source doesn’t mention European competition or anything about Newcastle United becoming a strong team again in Europe – only that we are in a strong financial position.

That’s true,  but what good is it if the money coming in is not being spent to improve the squad?

It is surprising that Derek and Mike Ashley don’t understand why there is so much animosity against them in Glasgow – perhaps they should start to understand why that’s the case – and see the current situation from a Rangers fan viewpoint.

Rangers fans have seen clearly what Mike Ashley has done to Newcastle United, where far too often money is king and the squad suffers because of it.

And we have finished in the top ten in the Premier League only twice in the seven and a half years he has owned the club, and we were relegated in 2009 – his second season in charge of the club.

We brought no new players into Newcastle last month, yet we are still short in several positions including center-back and striker – but for the second year running we have to limp through to the end of the season.

So if the two of them did such a good job at Newcastle how come the Geordie fans are not happy?

Let’s hope we can get 8 more points on the board as soon as possible, so we can stay in the Premier League – no thanks to those who are running the club.

Most Newcastle fans just want Ashley to sell up and move out,  so we can get some pride and ambition back into the club – and an owner who is willing to spend some money on the squad and return Newcastle to what we used to be when Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson were the Newcastle managers.

And not use St. James’ Park as a world-wide advertising billboard for Sports Direct – the hallowed stadium is no longer called Sports Direct Arena, but all you see on the TV screen around the world are Sports Direct adverts all over the stadium.

It may as well be called Sports Direct Arena.

Derek last week banned the Daily Record for their reporting of the current Rangers situation – so that trend has also continued north of the border.

Several papers were banned for reporting on Newcastle, and only recently the Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun have been given their privileges back.

The Daily Telegraph is one paper still banned because they reported last year that Ashley would sell Newcastle and buy Rangers.

Good news for Newcastle fans – bad news for Rangers fans.

In fact terrible news for Rangers fans if it’s true, which Newcastle MD Lee Charnley vehemently denied – well at least for the next 18 months.

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26 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    no way Jesper,

    I don’t think he reads anything from us,

    just pumps out Shyt you can read anywhere, we all have nufcnewsnow, that all he does , copy paste,

    its the guys that come here that make this blog, not the content

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #2


    the local papers are on there knees in front of Ashley and co every day, polishing heads 😉

    the amount of crap the chronicle are pumping out try to drum up support for Charver is shameful and disgusting, treating the real supports like there idiots,

    Lee Ryder and his crew are prized turkeys

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    as for the pleb up above,

    actions speak louder than words, and if Glasgow want any proof of what is about to happen to their great club they need look no further than our ONCE great club that is now a huge joke

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t say I wouldn’t do the same thing. They’re all lying, selfish scum.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #5

    And here it is…the long awaited Rangers article 😉

    Catchy…it seems you are right;

    one fine day…I would rather a new young player came because of the manager than a DoF!

    It’s not without its problems on the continent either – they do call it a Technical Director and not a Director of Football. They don’t do it the same way on all of the continent.

    The Dutch or German model are to be highlighted here, but this is England and I think we have to draw our own conclusions.

    It didn’t go wrong here because of Wise but because of Ashley 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s going to be a long day on here today again it seems.

    …time for coffee!

    Stay tuned for an article on Siem’s brother Luuk doing well at PSV ot something similar like that 😉

  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #7

    So under a better owner you think wise was good choice?
    And yes a good player would hopefully want to come because of the coach but in situation where he has the choice of say two or three clubs all with good coaches don’t you feel meeting a good DoF. Who is at the end of the day an ambassador for the club may just …. ”
    Get him over the line”?

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Well what do they expect. Not everyone will look on and just sigh, some people will take it a step further.

    Neil Lennon when Celtic manager was sent a nail bomb which luckily was identified and stopped in the post depot. There are some evil men involved on supporting scottish football with links to the IRA and the trouble to do with Ireland.

    Wouldn’t wish anything bad on them but you reap what you sow in life, keep messing around with people’s clubs (or religion, values, etc etc) and people will react.

  • cestriasteve

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #9


    There is no money in Scottish football so he’s in it to promote the SD brand, must be.

  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Love the thought of the police interview with lam bias….
    So is there anyone who you think May have a grudge with you Derek?
    Derek hands the phone books of both Tyneside and greater Glasgow … Here you go just pick a name:)

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #11


    Well said sir. The way ashley has done nothing but try his best to lower expectations with his recruitment, staff he’s hired and the subsequent dribble he gets them to spout (like not being able to compete with Southampton or Swansea) is a joke.

    He’s managed to do it slowly here to divide fans, make people think he’s a good guy who’s doing the right thing…in Rangers they’ve been messed around for years now so they won’t take this.

  • toon kk

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Tbo I’m not really bothered what goes on at Rangers or Newcastle really, I’ve given up hope. Both clubs are just money making regimes, Nufc now Rangers in the future.
    All these speculation storeys this coach that player is all a load of bull.

    We’ve got a poor coach and a poor team, not a lot to get excited about tbo.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Catchy – thanks for Father Abrahams greatest achievement. I suppose ‘ where are you all coming from?’ could fit these stories. 😉

    My tune was to ‘is this the way to Amarillo?’ btw.

    On topic, Derek would be best off getting a couple of bottles of wine in and staying at home.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #14

    As everyone is aware, the glasgow divide has strong sectarian roots, a bit different to our rivalry with the mackems! As such, both sets of supporters are inclined to go the extra mile to show what football violence really means. By hanging round in Glasgow bars, albeit hotel ones, Derek and Mike et al could be said to be showing a little naivety in mixing with the natives. I can’t remember the last time a young lad got his throat slit just for walking past a rival pub down here. Mike and his cronies probably need quieter shoes.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Del-boy is asking for trouble being seen out and about up there. They’ll kill him. And I mean that literally.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Right, can I suggest that we don’t post anywhere else but here until Ed stops the article sprint? Can’t be bothered to repost.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #17

    Come on! Let’s have some blog solidarity! 🙂 stay here until Eds Daily Blog Sprint stops! You know we can do it, shoulder to shoulder etc ha ha

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Kick his Llambias, SeaBass!


  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #19


    Catch you on the next article 😉

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #20

    Jesper , I’m totally open to a director of football, to me it makes perfect sense, I don’t buy into this bull that a manager needs to pick the players he wants , yeh right Steve Bruce takes his son to every club he has been at , managers will always try and sign players they feel safe around , as most clubs are not really pushing for trophies as such there is no real accountability , in the prem it is like, as long as your in it your winning ,

    I want a coach to come in , not have to worry about who he wants to sign , concentrate on coaching players making them better more adaptable,
    I’m not being big headed here but in the prem right now I think I could do the same job if not better than at least half of them , most of them are so negative and have zero alternatives , and even if they stumble across something that works, they revert back to the old ways,

    throughout Europe it is common for coaches to only get 2 year contracts and be replaced after that , even the biggest clubs like barca Madrid do it , yet here in the uk it’s oooo I need a 5 year plan , yeh right , they mean 5 year pension plan,

    people also think it’s set in stone that you can not touch the big clubs , tell athletico that ,

    one fine day

    no Denis wise was a poor choice , by a guy who did know anything about football, I would hope after all his goings on he would know a little bit more now and get the right type of guy in , not some back street. dodgy dealers.


    I’m totally fed up now , living in gear that charver is going to get the job full time 🙁


    no there is no money , and yes it’s about the SD brand, but I also think it’s about blooding the young players , he is playing his cards now


    your welcome , but the smurf song is a class song , as a kid I had the full album , 🙂
    don’t mind the poor mans tom jones tune to , some good memories on the quay with that song

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #21

    What’s the difference between Del-boy and a broken computer?

  • scout

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #22

    you reap what you sow

  • Sav

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #23

    I couldn’t possibly condone Llambias getting a richly deserved Glasgow thumping. And by the way, Derek, we do believe just how bad you and Mashley can be.

  • sickandtired

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #24

    When Llambias was filmed in a bar in Newcastle saying “you lot don’t know how nasty we can be” he obviously had little idea of just how nasty a pi@@ed off Glaswegian can be!
    He’s got a few tens of thousands waiting in that que. Good on them, at least they do something rather than just sucking it up and continuing to go along like we do.

  • Big Archie

    Feb 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #25

    I always believed that there was room for misunderstanding at Newcastle in so much as Ashley has a plan and the fans don’t seem to give a toss.
    But Rangers is just unbelievable. Ashley wants to get Rangers into Europe and ensure that they never get relegated again. The Rangers fans can’t understand this.
    Is there something wrong with these guys, or are they just listening to Newcastle fans?

  • Sav

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Archie, that is one way of looking at it. But with the greatest of respect, if that is your opinion I’d say you are in a very small minority .


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