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. This is no way to manage anyone’s expectations in regards to jam, vis a vis, whether anyone could expect to be having jam, either immediately or indeed tomorrow.



    The full tolerance levels for the West Coast of Scotland, in regards to people’s diarising of when to enjoy a good preserve, is very, very low methinks.



    Perhaps El Duped could summon his news teams to the South of France and enlighten his recent flock as to when jam will be on the menu.



    Or perhaps El Duper might read a press release from the steps of his Castle.



    Maybe even ole Brian Kennedy (blood on their hands, murder on the dance floor – 2012 re-mix) has his finger on the pulse and knows the quantum of jam which can be expected and the reckonable date on which it could be spread?



    Wot? No Jam?




  2. South Of Tunis on

    Price of property is really falling in Scotland .



    The worth of a listed building in south west Glasgow and a green field site in douce Milngavie has tumbled ——–

  3. Green Lantern (((((0))))) on

    Silver City Neil Lennon. I always thought South of Tunis was Jim Kerr from Simple Minds.

  4. if on the other hand hmrc do not object you can take it for sure they have bowed


    to political interference, because there would be no other possible explanation for


    allowing such a charade to go unchallenged.

  5. The Pantaloon Duck on

    Speaking of Juarez and jam, Efrain will be missed, if only for his Bruce Foxton hairdo and his Rick Buckler shades.

  6. South Of Tunis on

    Silver City Neil Lennon .



    Can’t move for film crews doing Montalbano stuff .



    Can’t move for buses full of tourists doing Montalbano tours .



    Can’t get a table for lunch because the trattoria is full of tourists eating where Montalbano eats .



    Hope Wallander becomes fashionable again -real soon.

  7. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Rodgers for Liverpool. Populist move hiring the composer of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, but he’s nothing without his assistant Hammerstein.

  8. ProphetOfRegret on 30 May, 2012 at 15:40 said:


    if ra rangurs arent in the spl next season, do dunfermline get back in? or will they promote ross county and dundee?



    Quite sure they said Dunfermline get relegated no matter what.

  9. I can just see the daily reckers headline,spinning this :


    ” Brand New Gers To Play In Scotland!”

  10. Dontbrattbakkinanger on 30 May, 2012 at 15:02 said:


    Galabank must be one of the most picturesque grounds in Scotland, perched amongst the woods above the river.


    The complete anti-thesis of everything scrofulous and Hillbilly-ish.






    You reckon?



    The club song.



    Gallows Bank



    I am an Annan Athletic Fan,


    They say this day that I must hang,


    For I wear the black and gold,


    And the secret I have told,


    I am an Annan Athletic Fan.



    So when you hang me, hang me high,


    That I might see before I die,


    Those Annandale Hills and that famous Solway Turf


    And I see again the Hogle Brae




  11. hoopeddreams on

    And the most popular Scottish story on the BBC website in the last week is-



    “Rangers win court case on SFA ban”



    They truly are Deluded FC

  12. spearhead on 30 May, 2012 at 16:03 said:




    is that for real?




    Don’t think so mate as it would be on the SFA website.. which it ain’t!



    Wishful thinking on dexters behalf I think.





    /Bishop B

  13. I have a sense that some chairmen would vote against today’s proposals simply to be able to report to their fans that they voted against it.


    Then when it is presented again they will fold and vote them back in.


    Famous quote from American politics. John Kerry I think.


    I voted against Newco before I voted for it.

  14. Will someone tell me how come Ogilvie is still in place, astonishing me thinks!

  15. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Ole Ernie Lynch – we’ve discussed this before; excellent CQNer Malorbhoy drives the Annan team bus and has never heard it sung.


    The Club should delete it from the website, as it’s completely out of kilter with their decent and sporting demeanour.



    It was on the bhlog this morning, like a lot of the SW of Scotland we suffer a bit from a Reverse Plantation, ie ‘Unionists’ moving here from N.I., and bringing some of their toxic baggage with them.

  16. CelticMac – i agree it needs imaginative thinking in scotland, summer football would be only show in town so SKY would surely want any viewing figures they can get at this time of the year, sponsorship, gambling, programme sales, catering, more fans, merchandising due to better weather, late evenings etc etc, better co-efficients as we will be mid season and not rusty.



    Id say big Sandy of the ragers will be ragin, imagine all those names of the clubs he will have to learn to write and spell, can we call him the “Quiet Man” after the squire in the film who kept a book of all those who upset him. He can stand behind the “not fit” part of the banner again at Hampden.

  17. Graham Fraser ‏@STVGraham


    For those interested in SPL board meeting into alleged use of dual contracts at Rangers – no announcement expected today. Possibly tomorrow.




  18. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Uly -no. I’m just working my way through Leo Sayer’s back catalogue. He rocks like a rocket.

  19. ¡ǝsoɥ ǝɥʇ ǝɯ ssɐd ‘sʞɔıʞ ʎןɟ ɥbnouǝ (o) /o\ z ʍoɹ on

    Have to say I was very surprised about today’s vote. Thought auto entry to SPL was a stick-on in this sting.



    On the sale



    Why would the sale now be delayed? Surely today’s voting does not affect a CVA at all and both Green and Duff et Duffer would have us believe that the CVA proposal (no laughing at the back) was a done deal with HMRC and Ticketbus in the bag?






    I too would prefer a straight ‘no newco’ approach under any circumstances for anyone. However, if it is to be proposed then proportionate and punishing conditions must be set. To date, the wrist-slapping proposals just left the field. Remains to be seen if they are replaced by a bruiser or a wimp.




  20. Starry Plough – looks like they need time to fudge the words and make it sound less than damming . . . or give certain people time to go on, eh, holiday.

  21. fergus slayed the blues on

    Re the vote on Doncasters necessary evil FC


    Have the spl clubs voted not to all a new club into the spl next season but have the power to do so in the future (following season ) or have they just voted to allow zombie FC in next season but with sanctions ,that’s the way it looks to me .


    If so I am not celebrating this decision ‘


    With everything this disgrace of a club have been up to they should be booted right out of football altogether

  22. Silver City Neil Lennon on

    South Of Tunis on 30 May, 2012 at 16:00 said:


    It’ll get worse now. The BBC have shown a whole series of them.

  23. looks like liverpool have there man


    BBC Sport‏@BBCSport



    Brendan Rodgers has signed a three-year contract to become the new manager of Liverpool Football Club, confirms @BenSmithBBC #lfc




    Retweeted by Tara Maguire

  24. Chris Smither wrote “Love me like a man” which Bonnie Raitt sings regularly (for the past donkey’s years).



    The song was also covered by Diana Krall, wife of the Freddie Garrity lookalike and spectacular spinning songbook spinner and singer, Declan McManus.



    Ole Chris is indeed old (67 years young)

  25. This week turning out a disaster for rangers in administration.



    They really are the gift that keeps on giving…

  26. Why dont they just go away and start their own supremacist league with worldwide rednecks of their ilk. However they better be careful with their Dambuster tunes when they play their German friends in Hamburg. Stupid Huns!



    Interesting reading back; is the worm turning in the SPL? The more that is revealed the less sympathy they seem to be receiving. Let’s hope this continues.

  27. Dontbrattbakkinanger on 30 May, 2012 at 16:11 said:



    Nothing against Annan Athletic, it’s a friendly little ground but it’s not some Shangrila that’s immune to all hunnish influence.



    There have always been plenty of indigenous huns throughout D&G.



    Is there still an orange walk in Dumfries?

  28. LENNYisAwarMACHINE on

    How will the sanctions be imposed on a club with regards to the non payment of Tax.



    Remember our hero wasnt paying tax from the day he set foot in the door.



    But no-one knew about it.



    And they signed and sold players in the mean time, when from today that SHOULDNT be allowed.



    How will they find out if tax is being payed.



    Please dont tell me they are relying on teams coming forward with this information…



    same old story.