Jim McColl Coming Back To The Table?

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Millionaire claims Liverpool owners FSG made 'recent' Rangers approach
Scottish multi-millionaire claims Jim McColl claims FSG have approached him about investing in Rangers

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BY THEO SQUIRES
13:30, 29 MAR 2020
Liverpool owner John W Henry at Anfield
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Liverpool have inevitably formed close ties with Rangers since Reds legend Steven Gerrard took over as ‘Gers manager in June 2018.

However, recent claims suggest the two clubs could have grown ever more closely-aligned with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group supposedly interested in investing in the Scottish giants.


That’s according to Scottish multi-millionaire Jim McColl.

The businessmen is one of Scotland’s richest men with an estimated personal fortune of £1.1 billion, and was part of a consortium which tried to buy the Ibrox club from liquidators BDO back in 2012, while he was donated 10,000 shares to supporters group Rangers First in 2015 in a bid to remove the former hierarchy.


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And in an interview with author and entrepreneur Rob Moore, quoted by the Glasgow Times, McColl has claimed FSG recently contacted him to see if he’d be interested in teaming up, taking over Rangers and using Moneyball techniques to resurrect their fortunes with John W. Henry said to be fascinated by the method.

“At no time in my mind was I going to buy it,” he said. “Although, I might think differently now because I was learning about this technique that was used in Moneyball.

"That is what’s happening in Liverpool. It is the same technique they’re using. You see them 22 points ahead of everybody else (Now 25 points) using this technique. So that’s a thought.


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“In fact, we were approached recently to see if we were interested in looking at it again. The people who have invested in Liverpool would be interested in looking at it with us and applying the same techniques.

“Not that I’ll ever do it, but it’s nice to think about them being 22 points ahead of Celtic.”

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Nathan9719972

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He is a mhank of the highest order, anyone who knows his background knows that, it would be like having Whyte in charge again. McColl would asset strip us to the bone
 

Diamond Blue 555

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Liverpool owners getting involved would be interesting... But probably just load of crap.
If the Liverpool owners are interested they might be in contact with Souness who at least knows Rangers and Scottish football and has previous experience with our club. But I would forget McColl at present, too close to FM even though they fell oot over the ferry deal.
However, when the markets go in into a nosedive, is the key time for investors to buy.
 

Walters80

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Was talk of Chelsea buying a Scottish club a few weeks back to get round new rules on signing young players. Wouldn’t surprise me if a few English clubs were looking to invest in Scottish sides going forward for this very reason.

Rangers and Liverpool probably have a good relationship at boardroom level right now with negotiations over transfers and loans recently etc.

Can’t see anything happening soon but maybe on the future.
 

EKTed

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Fair play to him for making his money, but after attending the night he organised at the grosvener Hilton for a conference with the fans during some of the worst of our troubles, I was never convinced that he had the stomach for the fight that the likes of Dave King and Paul Murray had.
Infact I'm sure he made his excuses and left early on the night.
Would be happy to be proved wrong and see him invest big in Rangers but can't see it.
Fair play to him for making his money, but after attending the night he organised at the grosvener Hilton for a conference with the fans during some of the worst of our troubles, I was never convinced that he had the stomach for the fight that the likes of Dave King and Paul Murray had.
Infact I'm sure he made his excuses and left early on the night.
Would be happy to be proved wrong and see him invest big in Rangers but can't see it.
I was there that night, from memory he never left early but laid it out fairly early on that he couldn’t get involved which was a major disappointment
 

auldyin

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It’s a shit rag that’s not even based in Liverpool l
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Now and forever

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They have lifted the story from here on another thread.

I'm sure McCall says in thre video he wasn't going yo do anything with the approach from them.
 

Tugay83

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The quotes make it clear he doesn't want to invest into or buy the club. He was involved getting the spivs out but that was the extent of his involvement and he donated his shares, not that it's to be sniffed at.
 

NDC bear forever

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It's almost the opposite. Buy old that's still able to contribute others have disregarded.
I’d imagine the way we’d do moneyball would be a bit different as we will go down the younger root (like Brentford) but money ball in that form is still completely different from buy low sell high
 
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