For observers of Rangers, baffling twists have long been part of the story of the club's protracted decline.
THE Rangers website last night proclaimed: ''Santa is coming.'' It provoked among the weary support suggestions that he would need a big sack to carry the cash to save a beleaguered club.
It would have been pretty unrealistic, when Ally McCoist was offered circa £750,000 as a salary by Rangers a few years back, for him to turn round and say: "No, no, don't be ridiculous. Think of the club. Please make my pay £300,000 instead."
WOULD you become poorer at your work if the boss said he or she was leaving in a few months?
THE contentious case of Charlie Telfer and his summer transfer from Rangers to Dundee United has helped place the tribunal system and the issue of compensation fees under the spotlight.