Appellate body CEO taking sides


So the chief executive of the appellate body awaiting a decision to appeal says, “It’s crucial with league reconstruction being such an important issue for the game that we now draw a line under what’s happened”.

According to the SPL Commission the president of that same appellate body was one of the “directors of Oldco [which]must bear a heavy responsibility” for what happened.

Responsibility, however, is an unnecessary concept for the chief executive of the appellate body, who told the media “It’s not about trying to find scapegoats to take responsibility for what’s happened in the last 12 months.”

Note use of language, those responsible are now “scapegoats”.

Scapegoat, def: A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.

Let’s not look for scapegoats.  Instead let’s stick to who Lord Nimmo Smith’s Commision blame, “the directors of Oldco”.  Including the appellate body’s president.

The appellate body is unfit as an appellate body and as a football association.  SPL clubs must look for a new playing environment.  Let the SFA and SFL run the grassroots game. They appear to want this anyway and I am sure SPL clubs will flourish when no longer restricted to opposition from Scotland.
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  1. whitedoghunch – drank in and played for The Vogue for many years until JC sold it.

  2. Paul 67


    Do you have any idea of the thinking of the club about both the decision and what we will demand in its aftermath.

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    15:16 on


    3 March, 2013



    Sorry, can’t agree with that……there is only one zombie CLUB in Scottish Football….. The other Clubs are working hard to recover financially from 20 years of the zombies spending money they didn’t have….and 10 years of the zombies cheating to gain an unfair advantage

  4. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    15:19 on 3 March, 2013



    Were any of todays managers asked about the LNS decision at their pre match interviews?







  5. bhoywithseethrougheyes



    15:19 on


    3 March, 2013



    Good point mate and needs highlighted, as all clubs in the were cheated.

  6. dessybhoy



    15:19 on 3 March, 2013



    ‘Paul 67


    Do you have any idea of the thinking of the club about both the decision and what we will demand in its aftermath.’










  7. I heard that Neil had a bit of a debate with Chris McLaughlin yesterday on radio prior to our game. Don’t suppose anyone can point me in the direction of a link?




  8. 16 roads - Neil Lennon walks on water. on

    I would say that the zombies are at least a decade behind us.This is a conservative estimate.

  9. The atmosphere on team flight to Turin will be interesting ion Tuesday. Board and Team at front. Corporates in middle and the Media at the back. Looking forward to that. I wonder if NL will be given chance to air Scotland’s shame and dirty linen in public at the CL pre game conference.

  10. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Have to say…great goal from killie

  11. See they commentators for Scotch football,did they actually hear them speak


    at the interview or was what school they went enough to get the job?



  12. Boy………………..



    Spot on………………



    (think the MSM want to move on tho’, eh?)



    ………..wonder why?



    “Impeach McCrummoch”

  13. Great stuff Paul and Gordon _J



    Gordon, good letter. Is UEFA not interested in improperly registered players participating in its competitions?

  14. 16 roads



    Ten years. More like ten century’s in evolution.



    I would take ten years of total domination for Celtic though.

  15. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on




    This article should be forwarded onto Regan so he realises how ridiculous his statement was. Also, not being rude – you’re pretty much stating the obvious – yet the MSM do not print such stories, ridiculous!!

  16. The problem with Ogilvie is that he should have been hounded out long before now, this is why he has kept his place at the top table.



    No chance will he move on now, he has done his job and will ride the storm with no concern.



    Disgraceful though it is, that is how l see it panning out.




  17. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    I don’t they will ever catch up with us…..since they’re deed…….oldco had to cheat to keep up with us in the past, and sevco have ‘no chance’…..

  18. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on




    Agreed – if they were going to sack ogilvie they would have done so many months ago. Ain’t gonna happen now.

  19. Why the change of kit for Killie v Hibs game? Do referees just no like green strips?

  20. Taggsy.


    Hopefully catch up soon.



    I see your new venture soon up and running. You old capitalist !!!



    Lovely written piece before your sons big night at juve game too. Really moving and beautifully crafted I hope the experience was not impacted too much by the actual football.



    As i say Hopefully catch up soon.

  21. up_over_goal on

    Celtic’s players really are amazing. Their average salary, 7 times bigger than their nearest rivals’, does not necessarily convey an advantage, yet still they win most of their games, and are out of sight of their nearest rivals. I can’t fathom it. In fact, I dare not even try, as it might lead to collateral damage.



    Ach, sarcasm isn’t doing it for me any more. Paul67, I know you’re right, everyone here knows you’re right, but the media narrative will drown out common sense.



    Is there anything to be said for bricks and baseball bats?

  22. Sadly regan places a lot of his faith in ogilvie. He has been told by advisors Campbell is a good man.

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