CSA will not be alone in boycott call


Celtic Quick News fully supports the decision by the Supporters’ Association Executive Committee to ask an Emergency Delegates Meeting to vote on whether to selectively boycott clubs which vote for a Newco to be admitted directly into the SPL next season.

We discussed the idea of a boycott on this basis towards the end of last season.  It appears the only appropriate action if our ‘sport’ can be subjugated for financial ends.

I am sure Celtic fans will not be the only ones considering a boycott.  If Newco gains access to the SPL next season there is likely to be a schism between supporters of clubs who opposed the move and those clubs who vote for Newco, despite the wishes of their own supporters.

Kilmarnock might be able to look forward to lower costs for stewarding and turnstile operators, from their own support as well as others.  Still, they would be able to open more than one stand when Newco visit.

What a great five days Walter Smith had.  His attempts to buy assets from Rangers administrators failed, sigh, but he managed to undermine the guys trying to sell tickets to Ibrox next season, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.  Legned.

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  1. philvisreturns on

    Paul67 – I agree, if they put a few shekels ahead of what remains of the integrity of the Scottish game, hell mend them. (thumbsup)

  2. Paul67



    To be fair the bares have beaten us to it. They started their boycott of Newclub last week…

  3. The Prince of Goalkeepers on




    I agree. In my opinion it is entirely appropriate for the CSA to make a statement outlining their plans for next season, particularly to the chairmen of those clubs who are putting financial considerations before sporting integrity. Those chairmen can then assess the impact of the likely loss of Celtic supporters against this attendance of Sevco 5088 supporters and make a decision accordingly

  4. Are the clubs, obviously including Celtic, required to make their vote public? Or are the CSA just confident that they’ll find out one way or another?

  5. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    A boycott is the only power football fans have.



    Vote yes for a plague on your door.

  6. philvisreturns on

    You podium chasers are so quaint.



    Philvis doesn’t “chase” podia, he assumes his rightful place with the panache of a young Errol Flynn at a women’s college.




  7. jock steins celtic on

    Does Green have any intention of fielding a ‘Rangers’ team next season ? he’s not exactly busting a gut to recruit players.

  8. philvisreturns on

    jock steins celtic – Does Green have any intention of fielding a ‘Rangers’ team next season ? he’s not exactly busting a gut to recruit players.



    Maybe Ally McCoist will play for them. (thumbsup)

  9. Hector Avocado on

    Shakespeare’s ‘As you Like it’



    Fat Sally… “True is it that we have seen better days”

  10. philvisreturns on

    Ally McCoist failed a random IQ test.



    However, he did get the highest score ever on his BMI test. (thumbsup)

  11. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    King Lear:



    Wipe thine eyes;


    The good-years shall devour them, flesh and fell,


    Ere they shall make us weep: we’ll see ’em starve

  12. jock steins celtic on

    it’s very unlucky to mention them by name, refer to them as The Scottish Team.




    Members of Take That invested £26million in a scheme that HM Revenue & Customs believes is designed to avoid tax, it was claimed last night.


    Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and their manager, Jonathan Wild, are among 1,000 people who contributed £480million to 62 partnerships in music industry investment schemes that act as tax shelters for wealthy individuals, according to The Times.


    HMRC is attempting to shut down the partnerships, run by a company called Icebreaker Management Services, at a tax tribunal in November. Barlow – who was recently made an OBE – and company could face paying back millions of pounds if it is successful.



    Fellow Take That stars Mark Owen and Howard Donald are also said to have invested in the scheme, which HM Revenue & Customs is attempting to shut down


    A spokesman for HMRC said: ‘We do not accept that the Icebreaker tax schemes have the tax effects their promoters claim.’ They said one Icebreaker scheme had already been successfully challenged.


    Icebreaker denied that its partnerships were designed to avoid tax. It said they were intended to invest money in the music industry for profit by producing ‘creative and artistic material and [creating] taxable profits’.


    Millionaire stars who avoid tax ‘no better than benefit cheats’ says Cabinet Minister: Minister attacks Jersey tax avoidance scheme that Jimmy Carr ‘has £3.3m in’



    HMRC to target civil servants paid as ‘companies’ to dodge tax


    The tax break that lets top paid bankers, civil servants and BBC stars cut their tax rate to just 20%




    ‘Taking shelter’: Take That member and X Factor judge Gary Barlow ) is one of 1,000 people who have contributed £480million in partnerships in investment schemes designed to avoid tax, it has been claimed


    Companies House records show that the three Take That members and their manager joined two Icebreaker partnerships in March 2010 and September 2011.


    In the first, they put in £5.2million of their own cash and borrowed another £20.8million. The partnership registered a loss in the year to April 2010 of £25.2million, which accounts show as ‘available for discretionary division among members’.



    According to The Times, Matt Hodson, working on behalf of Icebreaker, told an undercover reporter that the men had also invested in a second partnership, which has not yet filed accounts.


    Lawyers representing Barlow, Donald, Owen and Mr Wild said the men had paid significant amounts of tax. They confirmed that their clients were investors in the two partnerships, but believed they were legitimate enterprises and not tax-avoidance schemes.


    There is no suggestion that other members of Take That were investors – and it is not known whether those that did were aware of the tax benefits when they invested in the partnerships.



    But the revelation comes after it emerged that comedian Jimmy Carr is one of thousands using a legal off-shore scheme to pay as little as 1 per cent income tax.


    Carr, who has publicly mocked tax avoidance schemes, is believed to be the largest beneficiary of a Jersey-based accountancy arrangement said to shelter £168million a year from the taxman.


    He puts away £3.3million a year via the K2 tax scheme, which is used by more than 1,000 tax avoiders, it was claimed.


    K2 works by transferring salaries into a Jersey-based trust, which lends investors back the money.



    Because the loan can technically be recalled, it is not subject to income tax.






    A typical Icebreaker partnership collects around £10million from about a dozen investors and uses the funds to buy music rights in upcoming and established artists.



    Icebreaker can help investors to save more in tax than they put into the scheme with losses being offset by a wealthy investor against other income earned during the previous three years.


    Investors can bump up this tax relief by taking out offshore loans arranged by Icebreaker.


    For a minimum investment of £40,000 into an Icebreaker partnership, boosted by an offshore loan of £160,000, a member can generate £77,520 of tax relief.



    A person who invests £200,000 in cash can earn £1million tax free.



  14. I wish someone would challenge ‘Jabba’ to a man conversation.



    Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin lost his temper with a journalist after Tuesday night’s Euro 2012 defeat to England.



    Blokhin was fuming after his team had a seemingly clear goal ruled out in the 1-0 defeat in Donetsk.



    Marko Devic’s shot was cleared by John Terry after appearing to cross the England goal-line.



    Blokhin, 59, said to the journalist afterwards: “Let’s go outside and have a man conversation.



    “Have you ever played? You write what you like. You don’t like my team or me.



    “I understand you are a journalist. You should respect me.”

  15. Hector Avocado on

    The Winter’s Tale



    “What ‘s gone and what ‘s past help should be past grief”

  16. Yes you get the feeling that Green has no intentions of being there at the start of the season.

  17. philvisreturns on

    The Pantaloon Duck – Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. (thumbsup)

  18. Can I please be allowed a wee bit of smugness? Got an email from C4′s Alex Thomson in which he said “I salute you”! Tommo salutes me!!


    Way before Alex got involved, I sent him background info, mainly from CQ N and RTC, emphasising that justice would only come from scrutiny outside Scotland. The Ibrox mob were not just systematically corrupting Scottish football but cheating Euro football too. I described their power over the press and the football authorities.


    I’m amazed and so grateful for what he has achieved and I look forward to seeing him unearth all the big stuff which we have smelt for years but which hasn’t come to light yet. He is a real journalist and our country needs a few of his calibre if we are to grow up as a nation.


    Before I get too big-headed, I realise my role is nothing compared to the work of so many others, especially Paul67 and RTC. But allow me a wee, minor supporting role in the decline and death of the dark forces. Keep fighting, keep insisting on truth and integrity and use the combined strength of the internet and the global Celtic family until we achieve the level playing field we have never had. No to Newco! RFC RIP.

  19. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    The CSA?


    Aren’t they the people who chase people up for maintenace payments?


    About time someone paid for The Shower o’ Ba$turts!

  20. Snake Plissken on

    I’m hearing that a number of SPL clubs currently have sold less than 100 season tickets for the new season.



    Does anyone have any concrete info on this?



    It looks like July 4th is going to be the renewal day or not.



    This will be good food for thought for the Chairmen apart from Kilmarnock who have no supporters anyway.

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