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Assoc-member club allege inappropriate SFA involvement

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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. I have ready many many books over the years but the De Vinci Code was the most disappointing of the lot. Brown is pure rubbish, its like reading a comic. How the guy has sold so many books and made so much dosh, I’ll never know.

  2. Jungle jim,

     

     

    Look for a match report and see what at time he was booked.

     

     

    Deducted a couple on minutes for the offence.

  3. 5 years ago we witnessed a team get to a European final by scoring only 4 goals on the way. I really thought they would fluke it.

  4. Just sent message to Lunny. Judging by the number of people on here who have said they mailed him, then we must be more than the two who got Lenny banned. Should I hold my breath waiting a reply or a ban for Wright?

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    JUNGLE JIM

     

     

    Apols-I didn’t notice that the time was missing!

     

     

    It was directly before his OG and should be mentioned on the live updates from Saturday.

  6. Jungle Jim

     

     

    Approx 81st minute – don’t have clip but Lustig’s booking on SPL site shown at 83mins – Wright booking at 18mins.

  7. Thanks to all who offered help. I`ll go for 82 mins.

     

     

    JJ

     

     

    PS email has just been sent.

  8. South Of Tunis on

    NatKnow @ 12 47 .

     

     

    Horace Silver ——

     

     

    There is a really good film of The Horace Silver Quintet performing at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1968 . It is called ——— Jazz at the Maltings —The Horace Silver Quintet . It was a tv thing but copies occasionally turn up for sale on things like Ebay.

  9. Dan Brown – I would suggest that his books reading like a comic are the reason he has sold so many books. Baufing though they may be.

     

     

    I can take months to read a book – poor concentration from the TV generat….. But his books you can whip through in a couple of days.

  10. Johnny Doyle

     

    Good idea. I was looking to do that but couldn`t see an email link on BMCUW excellent clip (12.39). Well done.

     

     

    JJ

  11. excathedra44 on

    praecepta

     

    12:51 on

     

    14 May, 2013

     

    Jungle Jim

     

     

    Approx 81st minute – don’t have clip but Lustig’s booking on SPL site shown at 83mins – Wright booking at 18mins.

     

     

    ——————————————————————————————-

     

     

    Ref timings Lustig firstly punched 81st minute,he was then elbowed 82.22 on the replay,he was then booked 83.22.for asking the Ref for action.

     

    Comments by Andy Walker a disgrace,looking for his E mail as I write.

  12. Thanks for the advice re baby clothes, guys. I’ll do as you say and show great gratitude, while hinting that green might be an “even nicer colour” for a wee bhoy than blue. Frau F is expecting in August, btw. Chuffed to bits.

     

    HH

  13. Majestic Hartson, No doubt you are correct in your analysis as to why the books sell but some people go on as if he is some kind of Messiah. Obviously you can fool most of the people most of the time.

  14. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    South Of Tunis

     

    13:02 on

     

    14 May, 2013

     

    NatKnow @ 12 47 .

     

     

    Horace Silver ——

     

     

    There is a really good film of The Horace Silver Quintet performing at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1968 . It is called ——— Jazz at the Maltings —The Horace Silver Quintet . It was a tv thing but copies occasionally turn up for sale on things like Ebay.

     

     

    Cheers for that SoT – will look out for it.

     

     

    Listening to “Serenade to a Soul Sister” which I picked up from a nice little vinyl shop in Amsterdam. Need to find some good UK shops to enhance my vinyl collection!

  15. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    ‘Love Truncheon Blues’ refreshes the parts other choons don’t reach.

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Re the elbow.

     

     

    Anyone fancy a wee two-bob wager?

     

     

    I wager no action will be taken because retrospective charges must be laid within,oh,48 hours of the event.

     

     

    Or whatever pash they can conjure up next…..

  17. South Of Tunis on

    NatKnow —–

     

     

    PS .

     

     

    There is also a good Danish TV thing re Horace Silver playing in Copenhagen in 1968 .

     

    It is called —- Jazz Omkring Midnat ——Horace Silver .

     

     

    Copies of that also occasionally turn up on Ebay.

  18. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    I bought the wee Lisa Stansfield record.

     

     

    Must have been in a fairly advanced state of mammary disequilibrium.

  19. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    NATKNOW

     

     

    If yer ever down in Bath there is a cracker beside the station.

     

     

    Decent pub next door too.

     

     

    Guess which one I went into first!

  20. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    South Of Tunis

     

    13:13 on

     

    14 May, 2013

     

    NatKnow —–

     

     

    PS .

     

     

    There is also a good Danish TV thing re Horace Silver playing in Copenhagen in 1968 .

     

    It is called —- Jazz Omkring Midnat ——Horace Silver .

     

     

    Copies of that also occasionally turn up on Ebay.

     

     

    Cheers SoT!

  21. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

    13:14 on

     

    14 May, 2013

     

    NATKNOW

     

     

    If yer ever down in Bath there is a cracker beside the station.

     

     

    Decent pub next door too.

     

     

    Guess which one I went into first!

     

     

    LOL! Can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same!

     

     

    Cheers for the recco – sometimes down in that direction for work, though usually Bristol. If I get an extended assignment there I can check out.

  22. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    starry plough

     

    13:21 on

     

    14 May, 2013

     

    Natknow..

     

     

    Jazz Omkring Midnat clip is on youtube I think it’s about 20 mins, check Horace’s sideburns…

     

     

    Cheers Starry – will do!