Mike Ashley Starting To Lose Control At Rangers


Rangers Director James Easdale has resigned from the Bard and he says it’s because of pressure from supporters of the Scottish club.

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James Easdale has voluntarily. resigned from Rangers Board

There is battle going on for control of the famous Rangers club and Easdale was in Mike Ashley corner, so to speak.

This is what Easdale, who has been on the Board since 2013, has said today:

“I drew great comfort from the shareholder votes in my favor at the AGM on 22 December – almost 90%,”  “However, it was clear that this cut little ice with the fans who attended Ibrox on that day.” 

“I personally feel to remain on the board even after securing shareholder backing once more would be a hollow victory for me without the fans’ support to help the club go forward.”

“I also want to dispel any remaining doubt that I received any remuneration from Rangers. I did not. Instead, I chose to work for free to benefit the club.”

“I want to see Rangers flourish again with both fans and shareholders working in harmony.” “To help achieve that objective, I think it is in the best interests of the club that I step aside and resign from the board of Rangers FC.”

And a statement to the London stock exchange read as follows:

“Rangers announces that James Easdale has resigned from the boards of the Company and Rangers Football Club Limited with immediate effect.”

“He leaves Rangers having never received any remuneration, bonus or compromise payment during his time at the club.”

“He would like to thank all the fans and shareholders who supported him and wishes the club a speedy return to the top flight of Scottish football and beyond.”

It’s difficult to have harmony at a football club when Mike Ashley is pulling the strings, and it seems that James Easdale just got sick of the who thing.

There is an Emergency General Meeting in London a week on Friday, when a group called Rangers First, led by South African based businessman Dave King, will try to oust current Board members David Somers, James Easdale, Derek Llambias and Barry Leach

So James has already left voluntarily.

The EGM is the next shoe to fall in this long running saga, and it could be that Mike Ashley is starting to lose control at Rangers FC.

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5 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    I wonder how much pressure the slug applied in order to try and save owl heed and the leech. He probably thinks now easdale’s “resigned” with a shove from himself that the rangers fans will be appeased and “his mates” will be fine. Sacrificial lamb n all that.

    I don’t think they’d fall for that would they? I ask because our own fans probably would believing it’s all gravy.

    Sad times for us. Fat slug out.

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    pea and richards would be great signings for us and realistic ones also if fatman lived in the real world and actually cared about the club and not just the money he’s making !

    one thing for sure i’ll be keeping my eye on the accounts when there released just to see where he’s managing to hide things for his excuses in not signing players ! the manc game pointed out how much quality we are lacking when compared to the top 6 and to get those types of players we need to spend more than 1 or 2 mil on the youngsters who really are top quality allready.

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  • lesh

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    The Emergency General Meeting’s not being held in London, it’s being held at Ibrox following the London venue having concerns about their customers were Rangers fans to have attended!

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  • xfer

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    MA needs to stay at Rangers. Only way he would even start of letting go of us.

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  • Sav

    Feb 26, 2015 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Who gives a monkey’s?

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