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In a universe close to you, one side of a football club boardroom battle thought it would be a good idea to undermine the other side by accusing them of leaking company information.  The allegations of a leak [at Newco Rangers, in case you were unaware]were blazoned across The Sun today, who were shown “a copy of explosive minutes from the board showdown at Murray Park where Gers power-brokers voted to sideline (chairman, Malcolm Murray)”.

This is cringe worthy.  At what level of humanity does leaking [highly confidential]boardroom documents about an earlier alleged leak appear to be acceptable behaviour?

The Sun report the minutes from last week’s board meeting record:

“The SFA mentioned to the acting chief executive (Craig Mather) that the Rangers board situation needed addressing as the SFA understood information was leaking from the chairman.

“Given the concerns about confidentiality [no laughing now], credibility and professional conduct and the impact on regulators, a motion was proposed to remove Malcolm from the position of chairman and as director of the company following the completion of the investigation.

“It was decided that Malcolm should not attend to any duties in the meantime and would not be involved in the direction or detail of the investigation.

“The resolution was passed by a majority of shareholders.”

The campaign to blacken Malcolm Murray’s name has been underway for some months but you can ignore that, there are three points from the above worthy of note:

“Malcolm… would not be involved in the direction or detail of the investigation”.  Despite having the minutes, The Sun fail to clarify which investigation is being referred to, the on-going investigation by Pinsent Masons and Deloittes, or an investigation into Malcolm Murray’s behaviour.

As it was proposed to sack Murray as a director on completion of the investigation it’s unlikely the investigation is into his own behaviour.  Sentencing is usually reserved until after guilt is established.

The possibility that the minutes indicate Malcolm Murray will not be allowed to be involved in the direction or detail of the Pinsent Masons investigation renders the exercise pointless.  The investigation into links between Green and Whyte, with consequences for SFA membership, was at the insistence of Murray.  If the persons who removed him are now controlling the scope of his investigation, that investigation is moot.

The other interesting point is that the “resolution was passed by a majority of shareholders”.  I’m pretty sure this was a directors’ board meeting not a shareholders meeting.  It’s a curious comment to make its way onto the minutes.

By far the most concerning comment to be made on an SFA associate member’s boardroom minutes was:

“The SFA mentioned to the acting chief executive (Craig Mather) that the Rangers board situation needed addressing as the SFA understood information was leaking from the chairman”.

It is no business of the SFA whatsoever if a club chairman talks about its business outside the boardroom, the allegation here is of completely inappropriate behaviour by the Association, which makes it our business.

Who at the SFA is involved in this, what did they know, when did they know it, who told them and who did they speak?

Time for some leadership from the SFA board and some proper journalism, or would everyone rather play their part in the Great Football Swindle?

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  1. South of Tunis,

     

     

    Lavezzi never really set the heather on fire at PSG. You reckon he might make return to Napoli with Cavani going to PSG? Ibrahamovic looks like he might be heading back to Italy in the summer.

  2. “Infamy, infamy!”

     

     

    “They’ve all got it infamy!”

     

     

    Malcolm Murray

     

     

    HH!!

  3. WeefratheTim on

    Ok guys, off oot to the vet to get ma big dug his booster. Talk later.

     

     

    Weefra HH

  4. Now must be the time for active protests against the sfa!!or do wee just sit back an pash wersells all week wi jelly an icecream exiting all orifices??

     

    What a corrupt shambles

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MICKTT

     

     

    Cadete?

     

     

    What a player,what a waste.

     

     

    As sharp a striker as I have seen in THE HOOOOOOPS or anywhere else for that matter.

     

     

    Of the three amigos, his departure was the only one that bothered me.

     

     

    Gutted to lose him

  6. They murrays are all at it..billy connolly incontinence pants needed for board room leakiness…splish splash..scoooshhh splossssh…

  7. South of Tunis

     

     

    Oh dear!

     

     

    Palermo relegated to Serie B!

     

     

    ‘I catanesi’ are delighted!

     

     

    Met one this morning – he’s 91 – laughing like a drain! He was a bit hung over – drank a FULL bottle of ‘Nero’ last night!

     

     

    He slept in – got up at 6am.

     

     

    HH!!

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on

    WGS-Some interesting possible signing targets on last thread.A mate was talking to a senior member of the CFC management team last week,he asked about the possibility of signing McFadden,”no chance” was the reply.He went on to say the days of singing 29-30 year olds with no re-sale value were gone.I was a bit disappointed to hear that ,as i think a couple of experienced guys is what we are short of at times.We shall see if this is true over the next few weeks.

  9. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    I hope ole Philvis is well, and he’s lurkin’ from choice, rather than being incapacitated.

  10. The Moon Bhoys on

    With all due respect Paul, everybody knows the SFA is a busted flush whose only interest in life is the long term preservation of Sevco, the only mystery is why we have all meekly accepted this as a fact of life.

  11. emusanorphan on

    South Of Tunis

     

     

    12:37 on 13 May, 2013

     

     

    BMCUW

     

     

    Butting in ——- Javier Portillo ..

     

     

    Remember him being on loan at Fiorentina ——- the Fiorentina fans thought he was a tottie . He didn’t look like a Real Madrid player !

     

     

    SOT

     

     

    Totti or Tottie? Would make all the difference!! :-)

  12. South Of Tunis on

    WSG .

     

     

    The rumor mongers have Lavezzi staying at PSG..[ I think he is a great player ! ]

     

     

    Napoli have Officially stated that PSG are one of the clubs who have agreed to pay 63 million euros for Cavani . Napoli have consistently stated that the money for Cavani has to be paid upfront ..

     

     

    Ibra being linked with Juve / as is Higuain .

     

     

    All silly season hot air —-the truth will out soon enough.

  13. Paul67 – You forgot the other lovely little tidbit whereas the SFA are awaiting the result of Rangers’ own investigation into whether or not they breached their covenants made with the Association when they obtained their licence.

     

     

    CO – “Well what did your investigation say Craig?”

     

     

    CM – “Oh the investigation we took control of, eliminated the neutral from and paid for ourselves, decided we didn’t tell you any lies when you gave us our licence”

     

     

    CO – “Thanks Craig. WATP”

     

     

    No case to answer.

     

     

    It is like a Monty Python sketch. The Dead Club sketch if you will.

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DBBIA

     

     

    He might be having to earn a shekel or two these days as the value of his stockpile of gold continues to plummet.

  15. Afternoon, just catching up after the weekends celebrations , it was great to see Broonie back he plays with a drive and an energy that seems to lift the players around him.

     

    Couple of good goals after some slick passing , and a karma og from Wright, ( finally missed a goal while doing the huddle, had to happen some time) Anyone else spot Sammi telling Fraser to launch the ball towards Wright so he could take some retribution after he hit Lustig. Mr lunny presumably on the phone to Killie today !!

     

     

    Would be happy for that 11 to start the cup final , but with Victor suspended do we bring in Kris (possibly leave us light in midfield) or will Efe return with Charlie into midfield. difficult choices for Neil.

     

     

    Paul the SFA must surely defend their good name :) and deny the Sun report as someone at Sevco making trouble to deflect from their internal problems.

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    EMUSANORPHAN

     

     

    Good point!

     

     

    I think we need experience and muscle up front but experience means reduced sell-on.

     

     

    So no experience then!!!

  17. South Of Tunis on

    emusanorphan .@ 13 26 .

     

     

    It would —

     

     

    I’ll rephrase ———

     

     

    The Fiorentina fans thought he was crap.

  18. My personal opinion is that Alex Thomson is the only person who can expose the SFA for the shambles that they are. Not sure if that could be on his agenda, I somehow don’t think it is, but I don’t see them being truely exposed by any other way. The hard questions need to be asked. What do you think O.G.? It is probaby the biggest item of the entire farce.

  19. bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers

     

     

    13:19 on 13 May, 2013MICKTTCadete?What a player,what a waste.As sharp a striker as I have seen in THE HOOOOOOPS or anywhere else for that matter.Of the three amigos, his departure was the only one that bothered me.Gutted to lose him

     

     

    I couldn’t be bothered googling for the spelling…

     

     

    He was a smashing player, but like the other two…. a mercenary.

     

     

    Now Paul Elliot, he wasn’t….!

     

     

    HH

  20. More proof paul , what were up against . More proof that we will not be allowed a level playing field . And more proof our participation in scottish football is untenable . There are people in situ at hampden who should not be , our club must know who these people are , if they do nothing regards trying to remove them , then they are letting down each and everyone of the men women and children who have forked out for season tickets . but this matter should concern every club in scotland bar one , but unfortunately they have supporters within some of these clubs .

  21. Have any of the member clubs, and I include our own, questioned the continued inappropriate behaviour at the sfa?

     

    It looks like anything goes where sevco and the sfa are concerned and the wall of silence continues from the rest of the clubs.

     

    Sick to the back teeth of this!

  22. bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers

     

     

    13:19 on 13 May, 2013MICKTTCadete?What a player,what a waste.As sharp a striker as I have seen in THE HOOOOOOPS or anywhere else for that matter.Of the three amigos, his departure was the only one that bothered me.Gutted to lose him

     

     

    The withheld registration, Farry the cover up…

     

     

    Wee Fergus taking it to task…

     

     

    That was nothing compared to this SFA mob

  23. doc is neil lennon

     

     

    12:28 on 13 May, 2013

     

    proudbhoy

     

     

    Paul McConville is covering Fridays Q&A on his site.

     

     

    —-

     

     

    Anyone know what his site is ?

     

     

    I dont go on any other celtic sites..

     

     

    Faithful through and through

  24. Is there no one at the sfa with any integrity , do they all think as one like some sort of masonic collective? Same goes for the msm ,why bother is it for the love of sevco ,hatred of us , surely there are no bungs involved now ? Sorry more questions no answers

  25. Len Brennan – No way. They would then come back as The SFA and be even more embittered with an increased sense of self importance fuelled by a misguided sense of being wronged

  26. Who do we complain to?

     

    Uefa and FIFA are corrupt also….

     

     

    We need to use our good name and possible revenue to get out…

  27. South Of Tunis on

    Tallybhoy @ 13 23 .

     

     

    Record points total for Catania .

     

     

    Watched highlights of Catania / Pescara. Lots of mock Serie B tickets being waved . and —–a big tifo which read ———

     

     

    Serie B —-Watch your wallets —-!

  28. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MICKTT

     

     

    Google the spelling?

     

     

    I had to check back to the original post to see what you meant there-I must be losing my touch missing that one!

  29. the moon bhoys

     

     

    13:26 on 13 May, 2013With all due respect Paul, everybody knows the SFA is a busted flush whose only interest in life is the long term preservation of Sevco, the only mystery is why we have all meekly accepted this as a fact of life.

     

     

    My dad always said

     

     

    If A, had the power to give either A or B a job, he would select A.

     

    Start on Monday.

     

     

    If B, had the power to give either A or B a job, he would select A. Makes life so much easier for B, he’s a good lad.

     

     

    Not much changed…!

  30. bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers

     

     

    13:45 on 13 May, 2013MICKTTGoogle the spelling?I had to check back to the original post to see what you meant there-I must be losing my touch missing that one!

     

     

    Google is a modern search engine, all the young one’s use it….. bla bla bla…lol

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