Deathwatch! Rangers and Pompey to into administration

deathwatch The news is just breaking, so there's not much to go on, but (Glasgow) Rangers and Portsmouth have just declared that they're going into administration.

The 'Gers news has just been broken at STV, and could now be facing a deduction of 10 points. The club have lodged an intention to go into administration with the Court of Session. They now have five days in which to formally declare administrators have taken over the running of the club.


The Ibrox outfit are now awaiting the result of a £49m tax case with HM Revenue and Customs in relation to the club's use of the Employee Benefits Trust to pay players and staff.

More news on Pompey when we get it.


  • Dick
    I hope they let Pompey go out of business completely. Previous owners bought the FA Cup with money they did not have. The current owner is just as shady. And don't believe the fans crying abut the loss of quality football - they can support Southampton instead.
  • Phil
    Wow Dick thats some of the most impressive troll baiting I've seen in a while...
  • Chewbacca
    Ha ha haaaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa. The gers fans will be greeting in their buckfast tonight. That is all.
  • Bob
    Soccer sucks anyway so who cares.
  • Chewbacca
    @ Bob Have a big warm Bitterwallet welcome! It's always good to have folks from the USA visiting and commenting on the blog. You are a Yank, aren't you?
  • Phil76
    Can't help think something's missing from the articles title though - proofreading maybe?
  • Dick
    @ Phil, yeah - sorry to the Southampton fans for comparing them to Portsmouth.
  • Shooter M.
    What's that coming over the hill? Is it the taxman?
  • Capability B.
    I've been waiting years for a team to fold. We were promised this years ago! Liverpool might as well give up next, they're never going to win the Prem anyway.
  • Hexbug
    It was me coming over the hill!
  • Stu_
    @Capability Braun - Airdrieonians went bust around 10 years ago. They were a stalwart of the Scottish Premiership for most of the 80s and 90s. Also, Rushden and Diamonds (previously in the league below Portsmouth) went bust last year.
  • Capability B.
    Yeh but I mean a team people have heard of, like Manchester Rovers or London Town
  • jaffacake
    "Deathwatch! Rangers and Pompey to into administration"....... that so does not make sense. do you not even check your own headlines before publication?
  • ~
    @jaffacake - shut up jaffacake.
  • Jock M.
    If Glasgow go bust then the Scots will have to admit they are sectarian bigots and that the violence is not down to football.
  • The B.
    Can the Rangers fans not find another local club to support? Celtic maybe?
  • Dick
    And Patrick Thistle (yes I know) can move into Ibrox.
  • Ed R.
    Some business guys in Glasgow are thinking of trying to buy out White for his orginal purchase price £1 and then pay off the HMRC they only need 1Million people to pay £75 each to do it then the fans will have control of RFC, there is also a website trying to save rangers. I found one at , but were has all the money gone from rangers that has been collected in side white took over.
  • zeddy
    @Jock McJockster: and when Portsmouth go tits up the English will have to admit they are racists.
  • Walter S.
    No, it'll be racist when Blackburn crash out.
  • Anal g.
    Still no correction on the title? Can bw staff actually read?
  • Shooter M.
    Craig Whyte really shouldn't have thought that "Tax for Dummies" by Piggott, Dodd and Capone (3rd edition) was a good blueprint for fiscal success
  • James D.
    BW staff read good.
  • Mike H.
    Who cares? It's football, loved by those who base their whole lives around 90 minutes on a Saturday. Plus they're scotish and the jocks are cunts. You can have scotland back, tennants drinking layabout bunch of twats.
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