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. fergus slayed the blues on



    I wondered what G Smiths role was at Ibrokes and from what I can gather so to did most of the staff there ,do you think he had a role involving a lot of paperwork and burning the night oil .





  2. The whole of Carnlough will be celebrating in the streets. The word was out early (from a brother I believe) and everyone backed Brendan Rodgers to be the next manager of Liverpool at the bookies.



    Árd Macha

  3. tomthelennytim on

    Mort – stick cricket (a game not an instruction) – it’s the future.

  4. LENNYisAwarMACHINE on 30 May, 2012 at 16:42 said:


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



    But no-one knew about it.”




    That’s not true.



    The RTC blogger reported very early on that no PAYE was being paid.



    The MSM didn’t report or investigate the story.

  5. I am not so sure that Leo Sayer still rocks like a rocket….well at least not like in the old days of “When I need you” and biting the heads off midges.

  6. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    !!Bada Bing!! on 30 May, 2012 at 13:47 said:


    Pathetic ,how a no mark like John McBeth can come out now and condemn the huns,never heard a peep out of him when in office.



    It shows the tide is turning. I was very concerned yesterday that they might get off with just a Cup ban. Given the views expressed in the media today I think it would be very difficult for the SFA to ‘reduce’ the sentence – regardless of what FIFA/UEFA might say.





    ASonOfDan on 30 May, 2012 at 13:56 said:


    Duff&Duffer can implement 3 different charges.


    Administrator, Supervisor of CVA and now Liquidator.



    Someone above asked why they would propose a CVA they knew would fail. I this why, to charge another £6.2 Million in fees?

  7. Dontbrattbakkinanger:



    Have you seen Gala Fairydean’s wee stadium? Netherdale I think it might be called. Its an experimental concrete structure designed by Peter Wormsley- often called: The San Siro of the Borders. It only holds about 6000 or something. But I think its a wee gem…surrounded by the lovely Borders countryside & the Eildon Hills.

  8. Jobo I read you saying you were going to Sensatori Mexico the other day if i am not mistaken.



    I stayed in Sensatori outside Cancun in 2010 if thats the one


    and you need any info I will try and supply.



    Off line for next hour or so heading home.

  9. paolosboots



    There is so much football nowadays that, the only month not taken up is June, and that is reserved for the European Championship and the World Cup. I still prefer the through the winter league, but not the 12.00 Sunday kickoff in Inverness in late December. You are right though some imagination needed. What country the size of Scotland would miss out on a two match a season Dundee rivalry? Or even the cross Forth rivalry between Falkirk and Dunfermline, or even Ayr United and Kilmarnock, or that great Glasgow Derby, Celtic versus Partick Thistle? Sooner or later European football is going to take over (some) Saturday afternoon and Saturday night fixtures. If I am right more Scottish fixtures can and will be played midweek, in winter the more local the better. Not much will change while the SPL operates as a cartel though, look how they sacrificed Dunfermline, (a club listed as a creditor of Rangers) and yet only just pulled back from guaranteeing Rangers re-entry in said league.

  10. LENNYisAwarMACHINE on

    ernie – Internet bampots ;)


    But the league were unaware in any official (or unofficial) capacity.



    The first they knew of it was when the list of creditors was drawn up post administration.



    are they able to set up a system where HMRC simply notifies the Board of any non payment, as and when it happens.



    I am not sure if any of the board will have the connections of RTC. lol




  11. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Love me like a Man is on the great ‘ Give it Up’ by Bonnie Raitt, but the best track on the LP is her cover of ‘Love Has no Pride’.



    Ole Ernie- yes, there was one, possibly two this year. And more depressingly there was one in Carlisle last weekend, first since the late 70s.

  12. fergus slayed the blues on

    Is it true that Duff n Duffer have not paid any PAYE/NIC since taking over from that horrible rogue CW who was horrible because he did not pay any PAYE/NIC .


    Do HMRC know that ragers fc exists or is wee billy bluenose working at centre one EK .


    C’mon Hector get yer bloody finger out and get our money back ,all of it or bury them .I will do without my £20 if you promise to do the latter



  13. Cadizzy:



    That sort of talk offends me: some of my smallest friends are midgets.

  14. ProphetOfRegret on

    re dunfermline gone



    so we’d lose a glasgow derby and gain a highland derby and a dundee one… fans of other clubs must be into this, no? better chance of europe too. one less club buying their players….




    did ross county get to vote today? bringing dundee with them gives them a much better chance of staying up.

  15. Wonkyradar,



    They won’t be your friends when they’re biting the life out of you in a few months time.



    Apparently one of the effects of the smoking ban is that midges have now moved into pubs

  16. Good afternoon from sunny Manchester. Quite a few streets now getting the bunting out for the street parties.



    Just heard tete have only been about 100 road closure requests in Scotland.



    Now if the Huns liquidate in next few days we could have thousands of street parties.

  17. Cadizzy



    Absolutely! Better that than play equivalent teams four times a season. And don’t forget the Sons of the Rock?

  18. googybhoy ♥ Celtic and the Lisbon Lions on 30 May, 2012 at 16:57 said:



    “Just heard tete have only been about 100 road closure requests in Scotland”



    That’s fewer than you’d get in winter because of the snow.



    In capital Foreign, it is cranking up. Lengths of mini sized aprons hanging from pubs and shops.

  19. starry plough on 30 May, 2012 at 16:22 said:




    Graham Fraser ‏@STVGraham


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




    This is to allow member clubs to go home and arrange security measures as a result of them doing the right thing?????????????????



    Bye Bye Rangers.

  20. Gordon Smudger Smith on SSN saying a better punishment for thems would be to allow them to sign loans/frees but not buy players.


    Somebody tell him they didn’t pay loan fees either.



    Oh how he must yearn for Hampden.

  21. Celtic Mac



    would Dumbarton’s local derby be against Airdrie United? Or would the Erskine Bridge effect make it one of the Rewnfrewshire teams?

  22. Cadizzy:



    One of the benefits of hanging around with midgets is you only have buy them half pints.



    I’ve twice the money I used to have.

  23. Silver City Neil Lennon on

    fergus slayed the blues on 30 May, 2012 at 16:47 said:


    Bada Bing


    Someone posted it will be out tomorrow




    If it was Graham Fraser of STV he later stated there would probably be an announcement but not an outcome. So it drags on…

  24. Sir Paul



    Ah beg tae differ… in Part,at least…wi yer guid sel.



    And Ah wull tell ye where.



    Ah am no sae Sanguine,in Ma Own Opinion, regarding,the latest Upshot..coming oota the Latest Meetin’… o’ Minds o’ the Wobbly Woosies!



    See….the Part inTheir ruminations, where they say.. tae quote yer guid sel…



    “The S.P.L. RESERVES THE RIGHT, to Vote an Newco IN,at any POINT in the FUTURE….” unquote.



    Yes.. Virginia.. Behold, the .. Loop Hole!



    Always.. . as they say aroon the Campfires..



    ” Cherchez.. La Loop-Hole!”



    And that Loop Hole ,is wide enuff …fur a MACK TRUCK, with room fur a Beetle.. tae Drive Thru!





    Still, Laughin’ .. though.. Still, Laughin’

  25. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Fergus- must have mis-heard.Board Members to enter Witness Protection Programme tomorrow.

  26. Why have Rangers gone into debt to the value of £150k since they went into admin in February to a Swedish football club? It looks like this club did Newco route back in 2006 – are they acting as consultants?



    From Google translate version of this page http://oskfotboll.se/verksamhet/osk-elitfotboll-ab.html :



    “OSK Elite Football Ltd was formed on 1 January 2006 and received the Swedish Football Association’s approval 20 January 2006. This meant that ÖSK Elite Football AB assumed elitlicens rights, specifically the right to participate in the Swedish Football Association competitions, from the OSK Football Club.


    The ground for the corporatisation of the business elite is better able to absorb capital from interested investors. The owner of Elite Football ÖSK AB Örebro Player Invest AB, which owns 47.4% of the votes and 90% of the capital and ÖSK Football Club which owns 52.6% of the votes and 10% of the capital.”



    Debt figures from @fitzpas spreadsheet: