There are claims that Derek Llambias has been attacked in a Glasgow bar.

The incident is reported to have happened earlier this week when the Rangers Chief Executive was sitting alone in a city centre bar.

The Sunday People say that Llambias was approached by an irate Rangers fan with a lot of shouting at first, which then progressed into ‘pushing and shoving’.

The People report that according to a ‘source close to Llambias’, that this is now the second time that such an incident has occurred between a Rangers fan and Llambias in a Glasgow hotel bar.

The Sunday People source/sauce added the following;

“Neither Derek (Llambias) 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.”

Call me Mr Cynical but those quotes very much strike me that this bears all the hallmarks of a planted story, part of a desperate PR campaign by Ashley and his allies to fight off the efforts of opposing shareholders to get rid of the entire board at a special meeting in early March.

Friday night brought the latest mass demonstrations by Rangers fans against Mike Ashley and his allies, including Derek Llambias.



  • No Brainer

    Its reported someone us attacked and you imply that its either untrue or the Incident has been planned to create a distraction/embarrassing face to rangers fans protests.
    I wonder if the tendancy of writerd to muddy the gap between truth and tgeir own fantasy has been the catalyst to Ashley s interest in talking to the press

  • Fozzyworld

    It must be a stunt they can’t possibly be that ignorant!

  • No Brainer

    Rangers fans, daft stunts? Yer, you’re probably right.

  • paul janes

    Anyone remember Llambias quoted as saying in a Newcastle bar words to the effect of ” you want to see how f**kin horrible we can be “

  • miller_rat

    Pizzas_75 NUFCTheMag woe is me. The propaganda is unbelievable. Would love it to be true though.

  • Pizzas_75

    miller_rat NUFCTheMag disappointed he was only pushed & shoved, was hoping he’d get a good old fashion kicking Glasgow style!!!

  • TonyMarkElsender

    If this is true, it’s disgusting from the rangers fan, doesn’t he know theres a queue snaking all the way around Northumberland and THEN to Glasgow, ?can’t stand queue jumpers

  • Pizzas_75

    miller_rat NUFCTheMag Something along those lines which ends with Derek spending a prolonged spell in hospital!!!

  • toon tony

    It’s a shame the FCB wasn’t with him. !!!

  • toon tony

    I’m surprised that they said “to challenge Celtic again ” and not to be in the top 10. !!

  • newcastle7

    Ashley has saved the club from bankruptcy he should pull out and let sink to divison four
    and start on minus fifteen points or even better let the fans form their own club F.C. Rangers.
    If the story is true of Derek being attacked how very brave of them a total coward.

  • Mikey1786

    You sir clearly have no clue of the situation going on up here.several wealthy Rangers fans offered more money for no security over assets which was refused in favour of Ashley’s ridiculous offer tying up several property assets as well as 75% of merchandise revenue.the upcoming egm is to vote off all these corrupt board members and replace them with wealthy Rangers fans.
    Please do not comment on things u know nothing about. It was made clear from the start,ashley and co are not welcome.their money is not needed or wanted

  • stuartthomson87

    newcastle7 how has ashley saved rangers from bankruptcy, if anything hes delayed administration happening with loans hes giving rangers secured against assets aswell as making majority of the profit from rangers merchandise the club gets 75 pence for every £10, dave king ( a rangers fan) made an offer and all hes for in return was shares but yet a £2 million loan from mike ashley was apparently in the best interests of the club just for that to run out straight away and him having to give us another loan of £1 million he also has badge rights so can put the badge he has the rights to on anything and none of that money goes to rangers because he owns it, then we had to sell lewis macleod who had been probably our best player this season because of our finances and then took a £10 million loan from him and if we cant pay that back we will lose the training ground and before that got accepted we had an american billionaire who went for trying to save the club but his offer was refused because the board are working for ashley and so only interested in his money even tho its building up a debt so will make it tougher to pay it back, ashley is only doing things to suit himself and not whats best for the club and hes going to have the club punished big time by the sfa because hes breaking their rules and regulations by having by making decisions for rangers something hes not allowed to do whilst owning newcastle and he even signed something to say hed have no say/influence in, the story abut Llambias will be all lies, on the 6th february the board announced the egm date within 2 days they couldnt attend the cup game because of safety fears but those safety fears had disappeared by friday ( the board attended fridays game ) but an attack apparently happened before friday but the cops werent called something the hotel wouldve done right away and if the cops never got the guy who done it they wouldve released a discription aswell as appeal for witnesses but thats not happened and they wont even say what hotel and the story came from a source and took till yesterday to be reported, if the safety fears were real that stopped them from attending a game then why would any of them go about in glasgow where there is more of a chance of something happening to them, they are trying everything the can in the hope people feel sorry for them and they keep their jobs so are now playing dirty an trying anything they can

  • stuartthomson87

    TonyMarkElsender they are murder they queue jumpers eh mate lol, will be all lies anyway mate on the 6th february the board announced the egm date within 2 days there was apparently safety fears so they didnt attend the cup game but attended the game on friday night which was after this alleged attack happened but there was no safety fears on friday an the story has came from Llambias and a source no name of hotel and nothing from the cops who wouldve been called out and wouldve either appealed for witnesses and give a description of the person they were looking for if they never got that person or if caught wouldve said they got the person, within less than a week theres safety fears, an alleged attack an no safety fears before its been a week they will really use any excuse to try keep themselves in a job, if the safety fears alone were true why would any of them go places in glasgow when there is more chance of something happening on the streets than in the stadium none of it adds up and to be honest if any1 would get attacked theres more chance of it being craig whyte before any of the current board cant see any1 doing it to the current board knowing that on the 4th march we will be getting rid of them and a new board brought in

  • Bornunderabigbluestar

    Mikey1786  Those “wealthy” Rangers fans have history, good luck you will need it. What a mess

  • stuartthomson87

    @Pizzas_75 youll be even more disappointed that it isnt true the current board are lying about this, rather strange how safety fears and an attack are happening right after they announce the egm date and the cops clearly dont know about this happening and it was meant to have during the week (wednesday i heard) but took until yesterday to make it to the papers that never happens with us normally it would be all over the media by the next day, last sunday safety fears meant they couldnt attend the game but those fears were gone by friday but come yesterday there was an attack during the week but nothing said by the cops, or hotel the hotel name wasnt even mentioned probably because they are scared of people phoning and asking if it happened so they can use it against them but the only 1s outside of the rangers board claiming it happened is sources 1 of who is close to Llambias, no got a clue how the source close to him could know it happened because he wasnt even there Llambias was sitting on his own and seems rather strange to me how another source just happened to be there when all this was going on and able to take the story to a couple of journos

  • Mikey1786

    Once again u don’t know what ur talking about.the alternative offer was made by a consortium consisting of douglas park a multi millionaire who own parks coaches,George letham another wealthy fan called George taylor.none of these men have any “history” other than being lifelong Rangers fans.the “history” u speak of is regarding Dave king who after the original offer was rejected in favour of Ashley’s ridiculous offer decided to buy up approx 15% worth of shares.in order to oust ashley the original consortium have teamed up with Dave king and are almost garaunteed to overthrow these crooks.
    I don’t comment on newcastles affairs as I don’t know enough about them but what I do know is that u may be willing to accept mike Ashley down there but there is no way he will be accepted up here and I imagine u will be getting his full attention just shortly

  • Michael Teasdale

    Just like Ashley was “warned” by Northumbria Police about his family being in danger…despite Northumbria Police denying anything of the sort happening.

  • Demented_Man

    Exactly.  This story has all the hallmarks of an attempt by Ashley and his cronies to get the ‘moderate’ fans on his side by branding his opponents as extremists and violent thugs.

  • Chemical Dave

    newcastle7

  • Chemical Dave

    newcastle7 
    Newcastle7 used to post as ‘Simon Carr’ and is NOT a Newcastle fan.

  • Chemical Dave

    Mikey1786 
    pleased rangers fans are showing the fat leech they’re no pushovers unlike down here…best of luck. Personally I feel that were Rangers and Newcastle fans to run simultaneous and regular marches the pressure would quickly build up on fat boy. Imagine the stink if Glasgow and Newcastle city centres regularly round to a halt ?

  • Chemical Dave

    @Pizzas_75 miller_rat NUFCTheMag 
    prefer him to be dead myself.

  • Chemical Dave

    No Brainer 
    anyone know what this Hampton is trying to say this time ?

  • Mikey1786

    He picked the wrong club with the wrong fans to try and rinse. we’ve forced them out financially and deliberately brought the club to the brink of financial meltdown.rangers gates have went from 51-52,000 every home game to 9’000 at the last home game.Ive never understood why Newcastle fans haven’t done the same if they geniunely wanted him out.he’s not a newcastle or Rangers fan he’s only there to make money and if fans starve him of the cash,no tickets no merchandise,no catering profits then he’ll quickly pack his bags and sell up.Like Newcastle glasgow is passionate about its football and he’s using these clubs as his toys. Hopefully u get shot of him soon but I fear his grip is too tight on Newcastle

  • newcastle7

    Mikey1786 Is that why a club like Rangers ended up in division four.A otal joke
    yes I know they went bankrupt they still are.Lock the gates and play your games at Chelsea or Linfield as you have no money.

  • newcastle7

    Chemical Dave newcastle7
    I am in the top twenty supporters of Newcastle United ring the club and ask them
    why tell lies.Ashley has saved Rangers from going under.

  • newcastle7

    Chemical Dave newcastle7 Is that why I travelled all the way to Derby,
    Millwall,Middlesbrough and Sunderland for our last for away games in the under eighteen cup.If you do not know me you are not a supporter of Newcastle full stop.

  • No Brainer

    You’ve had too many chrmixals dave you hampton

  • newcastle7

    stuartthomson87 newcastle7 Where was Dave King when you went bust and dropped three divisions get a grip.

  • John Keefer

    Put a smile on his face

  • Greggy164

    I would kick his baws if I saw him sitting at a bar

  • Mikey1786

    Sounds like you’ve been on the sauce all day big guy.its impairing ur ability to understand the complex situation we’ve got going on up here.Anyway this is a newcastle site and the boys will be fed up reading about mikes second team already.hop over to the Rangers site and get urself educated. You boys concentrate on trying to bring in a striker as it’s clear from the 15mins on MOTD every week and the odd game we get on sky when they’re no showing Liverpool games that ur crying out for somebody to fill that no.9 void
    All the best for the season

  • Greggy164

    What they have done in Newcastle will not be tolerated up here. The people of Glasgow own Rangers.

  • Greggy164

    newcastle7  what a tadger

  • Greggy164

    Mikey1786  Well said Mikey. If these arseholes think they can go to the bully in Glasgow then they havent got a clue. If things turn nasty Ashley and co willnae be able to show face in Glasgow never mind turn up at Ibrox.

    Look at Lennon. He went through a period when he got his baws kicked once a week.Then he was attacked on the sideline at Tynecastle. There were letter bombs posted for him.

    It hasnae even started yet for Ashley n Llambias

  • Greggy164

    paul janes  If he was to be heard talking like that up here he would get leathered. Show him how horrible we can be. Stupid auld man

  • No Brainer

    29,000 at the last home gsme fella serms you’ll say anything to be heard complaininh if anyone thinks king and his pals have the assets to make rangers big again they are stupid. He can’t even show where the money is coming from thats always a concern
    Ashley was nit around when Murray and then whyte messed it all up unfortunately he is the bestboption for you right now

  • No Brainer

    Sad silly little boy

  • No Brainer

    The 75p is fifty per cent out of all profit do the contribution spd was getting before the last loan was 75p you really should not cloud things by muddying the truth

  • No Brainer

    He was on the boatd running the club very badly

  • No Brainer

    One thing you are missing is that the company who have published this are part of the same stable as that recently banned title so unless its true would not have been used by them.

  • No Brainer

    Funny I thought the last two proper owners of rangers were green and whyte the irony is fantastic. You say its a big club but the truth is that it only gets biggish crowds as it was winning something every year. Thats not loyalty thats feeding of greed.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Mind games it seems in the run up to the EGM. Probably a tactic (of Llambias etc) to try and keep away as many as possible on ‘safety grounds’.

    Glasgow Police have made a comment that they have no record of the incident, despite the anonymous Llambias ‘close source’ quoted.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer Funnier still that Charles Greene gave Ashley the Ibrox naming rights for 1 quid and agreed the retail rights more than 18 months ago – before he had put a penny anywhere near the club.

    Green said: “We finally got clearance and I’m sure it will get completed in the next few days. Mike’s not allowed to take a material stake because of dual ownership but it was made clear to the football league he’ll hold under a single-digit percentage.”

    Of course, Ashley now has 8.9% and 2 named directors on the Board.

  • stuartthomson87

    No Brainer muddying the truth how am i doing that rangers get 75p from every £10 in for official merchandise whilst mike ashley profits big time from rangers, i know exactly whats happening at rangers and its all for the benefit of ashley and sports direct not rangers and soon enough big changes will be happening when we get rid of ashleys puppets on the board

  • No Brainer

    You are implying that spd gets £9.25 from every £10 spent. When the truth is that the net profit from rangers activity was £1.47. With Rangers fc who owned 51% of rangers retail at the time this was stated.
    That means that from the deal rangers got
    75p profit
    spd got 72p profit
    the rest remains as the following
    rental if there us any (payable to rangers)
    Lighting /operation costs
    staff wages
    abd most importantly STOCK so the business can keep selling things

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer What utter bollix once again. What source did you use for the last two posts, the Ashley is God website?
    The club’s accounts showed the company took in £7.6million last year – leaving a £1.61million dividend to be split between Rangers and Sports Direct.
    Rangers’ share was £821,000 but it also owes Sports Direct £833,000 as the result of “onerous leases on unprofitable stores entered into by a previous Rangers management team”.
    Now as part of the terms on Ashley’s loan deal, the club will hand over its dividend share to repay these debts – meaning that for every pound collected by its own retail company, Rangers lost 1.6p.
    The terms demanded by Ashley for bailing out the club will also see shirt sponsorship cash from season 2017-18 onwards “benefit” RRL – rather than the club itself – for the duration of the loan.

  • No Brainer

    Thanks mate I was trying to put it in lay mans terms fir the fella, where I read it they had the figures the ither way round fir the incomes for spd and rangers. What you have written is exactly what I was trying to point out that it was until recently a ooeration of almostcequals not the 75p to rangers and 9.25 to spd people are trying to imply. not that I care abiut rangers there team is being topped up by players my hard earned is oaying for that really gets on my ti*s
    can you post a link to the website though

  • Greggy164

    Your opening line said enough. No brains talk a load of shite

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer hardly equals, when Rangers had to pay their share immediately back to SD! Following that, as you know, the accounts showed Rangers received only 2000 quid for retail for the remainder of that season.
    Given that they had been receiving 3 mil a year from JJB under a previous deal then this clearly shows how bad (if not downright fraudulent) the deal is.
    Yes, JJB were bought by SD and scrapped that deal pronto. The more anyone bothers to dig into this then the more sordid it all becomes.

  • Greggy164

    Why do you assume I’m a little boy? Is that what your into?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    newcastle7 Chemical Dave I would suggest you go away and do some reading then. Supporter or not, you plainly have no clue at all as to what Ashley gets up to or how he does it.

  • Greggy164

    They will be chased from here shortly. There’s no way that auld man is coming to Glasgow and bullying us. Ive said on other threads my old Granda will kick Llambias baws. I don’t think Ashley has the balls to show face in Glasgow either. What I can say for certain is Ashley will never take his kids to Ibrox to watch the Rangers.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    stuartthomson87 newcastle7 In the simplest terms.
    Ashley bought Rangers shares on which he has already made enough profit to equal a lottery win for any of the rest of us.
    He obtained the naming rights of Ibrox for 1 quid from Charles Greene (now returned), as well as doing the deal for the retail operation. That is not going to benefit RFC and is a worse deal than they had previously with JJB.
    In return for the initial loan of 3 million, Ashley also had a number of club assets used as security.
    Sports Direct then offered RFC two loans of 5 mil a piece. The first one has been drawn down and 3 million of it went to pay back Ashley himself. There is speculation that our 5 loan players are also being paid for out of that too. 
    SD were used so as to try and distance Ashley from the SFA rulings on which he faces a gearing in March. 
    So Mike Ashley’s loan has now been paid back to himself via SD. He still holds his shares which are in profit. 
    SD now have the retail operation of RFC and have security over a number of club assets. Just as with NUFC, those loans are payable on demand (i.e. if they don’t win the EGM).
    The only thing Ashley has saved RFC from is being thrown over a table and rammed up the [email protected]@e live on TV. I wouldn’t be too sure he isn’t planning for that either.

  • Greggy164

    No brains when did I say anything about the size of Rangers? You will find no comments from me mentioning anything about the size of Gers.

  • No Brainer

    No I think you are a vhikd because you appear to be a proponent of violence thats childish very childish the way you write baws leads me to think you you needoto ally yourself to tough guys. Do on reflection what do you think.

  • Greggy164

    toon tony   Aye. Magic. We are meant to believe that Ashley is interested in Rangers getting 1 over Celtic.

    It is every Rangers fans duty to make things as hostile, uncomfortable, for this lot.I would also include the Easedales and Sommers. Any time these people show their faces in public they should be hounded.

  • Greggy164

    newcastle7 Chemical Dave  Newcastle7 you  should run for President.