Doncaster Newco proposal doesn’t get the votes


An SPL general meeting today passed several less-significant Financial Fair Play rules (pay your taxes and players) but did not approve a proposal from chief executive, Neil Doncaster, that a mechanism should be introduced to parachute a Newco into the top division in Scottish football for the first time in history.

It would have taken 8 votes to see this controversial proposal pass, which it clearly didn’t get.  The SPL reserves the right to vote a Newco in at any point in the future, but those hoping to buy the assets of Rangers were not issued a ticket to the SPL today.


Perhaps connected to the above matter….  The SPL board will this afternoon consider issues relating to allegations Rangers rigged the system for over a decade with dual contracts.

There are too many permutations for me to digest these developments with any accuracy. At first pass, the news appears to be on the upside of what I was expecting earlier in the day.

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  1. Déja vu all over again:



    MurdochauldandHay on 30 May, 2012 at 12:36 said:




    Let’s no forget Julian Assange bein’ set up for extraordinary rendition for daring to repeat the truth as passed to him by Bradley Manning.


    And yet…and yet..we await the end of time….

  2. twists n turns, still everything to play for but I thought that those prepared to vote for Newco would do so today while being able to point to the SFA/Fifa drama to take the ultimate step.



    It’s fascinating that Newco didn’t get the votes, but not necessarily anything more than fascinating.

  3. Perhaps the Chairmen of the SPL clubs want to know what Barcabhoy’s “nuclear” story is before deciding how to vote.

  4. Sandman Is Neil Lennon on

    SFA announce new sanctions on Der Huns, as initiated by Secretary Ogilvie:



    1) Nobody’s going to speak to them anymore or sit next to them in the dinner hall.



    2) They will be de-friended on the SFA Facebook.



    3) None of their texts will be replied to.

  5. merseycelt lmfao as the big house door slams shut on




    Did Agent Green get a vote?



    If so, on what basis was this allowed?



    As rep for the administrators?



    Surely not?




  6. traditionalist88 on

    Wonder if they even voted on Newco… And no matter the outcome the SPL board can override any vote and grant them entry anyway I believe..long way to go.

  7. Paul67,


    with ref to Sunny bhoys post,


    did mr green indeed vote at the meeting or was the voting done by


    dumb and dumber

  8. The Pantaloon Duck on

    “There are too many permutations for me to digest these developments with any accuracy. ”



    If you can’t make sense of it, Paul, then heaven help the rest of us.

  9. twists n turns on

    Paul 67



    so, 5 (at least) did not vote the way der hun wanted.



    Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibs, Hearts and St Johnstone are my 5!

  10. Has super ‘fat’ Sally demanded to know the names of the teams that voted against an automatic entry of a Newco?

  11. How is the msm/yellow press spinning this?


    Are the orange ‘ordes ‘umbled?


    Are they no deid yet?


    So many questions…..so few answers.


    And oooooonnnnnnn we travel….


    btw, thank you Paul67. Never weary. Never asleep at the wheel. HH!


    : )

  12. Llltfoa67 – I’m sure ally mccoist will be demanding to know the identities of those who voted against newco soon. After all, how else are rangers going to remember and repay those who helped them, and of course, those who didn’t.

  13. twists n turns on




    ….and throw in a chinese burn to each arm for good measure. (and as AWE NAW would suggest….steal a shoe:-)

  14. I totally misinterpreted what the Newco ruling meant. I said the other week there were 5 clubs who will not allow a Newclub. Looks like I was right.



    A Perfect Storm brewing at ibrox…

  15. Sandman Is Neil Lennon on 30 May, 2012 at 13:23 said:




    And they’ll have to stand in the corner with pointy hats upon their nappers..


    …nothing new there,then..


    : )))

  16. The dirty dying devils are doomed…let the delinquent dogs devour the dust just like the dinosaurs…Justice is a meteorite.

  17. Perhaps the unseen Fenian hand has been hard at work. A few words of ‘gentle persuasion and encouragement backed up with not so subtle implied threats of what Celtic may considering doing if a NewHuns FC are allowed in the SPL.

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