D&P blow their own argument to shreds in court


The core essence of Duff and Phelps protests at the SFA judicial panel punishment handed out this week, as they state, is that: “in our opinion do the panel fail to have properly apportioned culpability between the Club and Craig Whyte”.

Yesterday we found out the truth about how Duff and Phelps really think about apportioning culpability between a company and a director.

The Lawyer magazine yesterday reported:

“The administrators are suing Collyer Bristow and Whyte’s takeover vehicle the Rangers FC Group for at least £25m in damages. The firm is accused of conspiracy, breach of undertaking, negligence and breach of trust, with Withey – who acted as the club’s company secretary – complicit in the allegations.”

The Lawyer goes on to say that Mark Phillips, QC, acting on behalf of Duff and Phelps, “told the court that there was no evidence anyone else at Collyer Bristow was involved, but that as Withey had authority to act for the firm, it was liable for the losses flowing from his “conspiracy”.

Get this clear; in the opinion of Duff and Phelps QC, as Withey had authority to act for Collyer Bristow, Collyer Bristow was liable.

Craig Whyte acted on behalf of Rangers after 6 May last year just as the old board acted on behalf of the club before then.  These people are using one argument to chase an enormous £25m but using the counter argument to subvert an SFA judicial panel.

The rules of the SFA are clear, Rangers are ‘liable’ for the actions of their directors, as anyone using this argument to pursue £25m should be well aware.  These people are shameless.

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  1. Just completed that survey on their behalf.


    I really spend some amount of money on Willie Hills, Thomson and Vauxhall.




    Stupid stupid thick as sh#t huns




  2. If Ally McCoist thinks it would serve natural justice for an independent panel to be named, when is he going to name who benefited from the EBTs

  3. FF have a big thread complaining about the validity of the SPL survey as it was “designed by taigs” and “40% of the answers came form Celtic fans”.



    Yes, that means 60% came from everybody else…..



    It is in these times of tribulations they are managing to break their own stupidity records.

  4. whitecrooktim


    As you well know, I was also on that three man panel.


    Jungle Jim


    c/o CQN

  5. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    t was a week that packed – quite literally – plenty of punches. On Tuesday night, an altercation between Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry over the right to mishit a free-kick versus Real Madrid continued into the Allianz Arena dressing room and ended with a bruise under the Dutchman’s right eye as well as a €50,000 fine for the French pugilist. Three days later, fisticuffs were reported at Schalke 04’s training ground between Jermaine “Ali G” Jones and Klaas-Jan “The Hunter” Huntelaar. The cuddly Berufs-Dortmunder (professional Dortmund-ist) Kevin Großkreutz had his nose broken in a mysterious “training ground accident” during the week, a fate shared by the Leverkusen defender Michal Kadlec after an unfortunate early-hours chance meeting with Köln hooligans outside a Cologne nightclub.



    The potentially most damaging blow was again administered by Ribéry on Saturday afternoon, though. The winger came on to supplement Bayern’s B-team and scored a last-minute winner away to Werder (2-1) that hit Dortmund where it really hurts. The champions-elect, due to kick-off their game with Borussia Mönchengladbach an hour after the final whistle at Bremen, had been watching happily for 90 minutes, safe in the knowledge that they would claim the title automatically if the second-placed Bayern didn’t win. As much as Jürgen Klopp dismissed the effect of the typically late Bayern intervention (“I was busy talking about dead-ball situations, I didn’t pay attention at all,” he claimed), switching from friendly into competitive mode at the drop of a hat can’t have been that easy. “It was a test of character for us,” admitted the sporting director, Michael Zorc.



    But it soon became apparent that the pain from Ribéry’s strike proved both short-lived and ultimately irrelevant. In fact, that element of doubt and anxiety only added to the excitement, in the same way that Hollywood happy endings are always proceeded by a bleak scene that suggests that the hero(es) won’t make it. “I’m happy that Bayern won today, otherwise we wouldn’t have experienced this [much joy],” said BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, gently twisting an imaginary blade.



    Dortmund needed two more points to be absolutely sure of their title defence. And there was no wobble.



    Fourth-placed Gladbach’s resistance proved as futile as that of the rest of the league. In front of 80,000 ecstatic supporters, Ivan Perisic (23.) and Shinji Kagawa (59.) scored to usher in the wild celebrations at the final whistle. Watzke escaped the traditional beer shower thanks to “a two-metre jump without a run-up” but Klopp was soaked on the pitch and later pushed into the changing room pool, along with Zorc, amidst plenty of half-naked, just-about SFW frolicking. “Fortunately, they allowed me to take my trousers off before,” said the sporting director.



    Even neutrals felt a sense of relief at the final whistle. For the first time in months, we were spared the incredibly tiresome spectacle of TV reporters asking about Dortmund’s title ambition, and the regulation replies of “we’re only thinking about the next game”. No more questions, no more thinking, utterly deserved black-and-yellow bliss. “Salvation!” exclaimed Welt.



    In another fortunate turn of events, the captain and resident veteran Sebastian Kehl (32) was unable to plug in his iPod this time – unlike in the aftermath of another game, when his party mix of German Schlager monstrosities (Die Höhner, Münchner Freiheit) had made his younger team-mates “shudder”, in his own words. Kehl put that reaction down to an age gap, but one would like to think that most thirtysomethings would have reacted in a similar manner, even in the Bundesliga. The whole team ended up singing club songs. “Where else can you see that?” wondered the goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.



    The festivities continued at Piazza Navona, an establishment that’s been widely described as an Edel-Italiener (noble Italian), thanks to two giant, white plastic pillars at the entrance. Kehl served a round of beer for three dozens of waiting fans after midnight, and the party didn’t stop after the captain left the restaurant at 4.30am. The players’ staying power has been truly remarkable: no one’s been able to put them down – domestically – since they lost 2-1 away to Hannover on matchday six in October. Twenty-six games unbeaten, most of them without the influential Mario Götze, has been an incredible run, a disappointing group stage exit in the Champions League notwithstanding. “Europe has been the fly in the ointment,” said Watzke, “but I’m sure that we’ll learn from that.”



    Dortmund have now two weeks to celebrate their thoroughly deserved and hugely impressive campaign before they’ll have a chance to win the club’s first-ever double in the DFB Cup final against Bayern in Berlin. Whatever happens on 12 May, no one can take Dortmund’s second star above the badge (for five Bundesliga titles, their eighth championship in total) away from them; worries about the possible departure of the mercurial Kagawa can also wait another day.



    “I’m very impressed with the unity inside the club,” said the Germany national team manager, Joachim Löw, after praising “the excellent work of Jürgen Klopp” and “the commitment and passion” of the team. “There’s a great sense of togetherness between manager, team, officials and supporters,” noted Löw. And he’s surely right. This title belongs to all of them.



    Talking points



    • The Champions League trophy was meanwhile paraded in Munich city hall, albeit not by the Bayern players. The European Cup has been handed to the city in advance of next month’s final, where Bayern still hope to feature. A successful outing away to Madrid on Wednesday will certainly soften the blow Dortmund’s triumph. In a heart-warming scene of conciliation, Ribéry went over to Robben after his goal and offered up a “ghetto-style” fist which the Dutchman gladly accepted.



    • The more hard-hitting stuff happened at the other end of the table, however. 1. FC Kaiserslautern were relegated despite winning 2-1 at Hertha BSC. Supporters of the Red Devils cheered their team after the final whistle – either in recognition of a very good performance or in gratitude that their suffering was finally at an end. Krassimir Balakov’s team had been pretty much doomed in advance of kick-off but perhaps cleverly deducted that beating Hertha would be a smart move as far as the next season in the 2. Bundesliga was concerned. You’d definitely prefer this club in your league, even if Otto Rehhagel and sporting director Michael Preetz will be relieved off their duties. Before the crucial match, coaching maestro Rehhagel, 73, had come up with a fantastic idea to combat his side’s chronic inability to win games at home; Hertha switched to the away team dressing room, used the away dugout and turned up in the white away strip. Unfortunately, they didn’t play like an away team – “they didn’t play at all,” wrote Süddeutsche Zeitung. Hertha can still come 16th ahead of Köln to contest the play-off against the third-placed second division team but on Saturday, nothing suggested that they’ll have what it takes to stay up.



    • Köln, though, are showing signs of life. Lukas Podolski woke up from a month of slumber to turn in an excellent performance against Stuttgart. The rest of the side did, too. Their reward was a 1-1 draw against Bruno Labbadia’s high-flying Swabians (fifth place). Slawomir Peszko, back in the squad after spending a night in police custody after too much drink, scored Köln’s goal; Cacau equalised. “You could sense that the whole city is puling together here,” said Labbadia after sharing the points. It remains to be seen, however, if the mini-bounce under caretaker Frank Schaefer can survive what promises to be an eventful AGM – including the election of a new president – on Monday night.



    • Augsburg need two more points from their last two games to celebrate an unlikely survival after their 1-1 draw with Schalke; for Hamburg (1-1 at Nürnberg) one more point should suffice. Freiburg are already safe: a 0-0 at Hannover was enough to stay up and conclude an unbelievable turn-around. They were bottom of the table with only 13 points at Christmas. Radical measures were taken. Coach Marcus Sorg was replaced with assistant Christian Streich, who kicks every ball on the touchline and loves to warm up on the pitch before matches in his jeans. Six players were fired, among them Moroccan Yacine Abdessadki, wrongly accused of stealing four bottles of shampoo from a team hotel. By his own account, Streich didn’t talk tactics but focused on team spirit, fair play and good behaviour during the remainder of the winter break. As a result, Freiburg amassed 24 points. “We asked a lot of our players in recent weeks and they’ve delivered without complaints,” said the tearful 46-year-old after the final whistle.

  6. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Colum & co reffed a game in Italy last year and a local paper used these words to describe his performance.



    “Scottishr referee William Colum was very bad in episodes throughout the game and 2 assistants were just as bad but we will give them 5 * between them all”



    It was the episode bit the tickled me!! We’ve been there a few times.

  7. RogueLeader



    Why didn’t Rangers fans take part in that survey? I really don’t get that!


    They did all expect and probably still expect an easy ride out of this mess. Still they are doing very little. We would be at paradise going bonkers at the club for not sorting this out.


    Why have they done nothing? Do they not care?




  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Calum Murray will referee Sunday’s final Old Firm derby of the season at Celtic Park.



    Celtic, who have clinched the Scottish Premier League title, go into the game 18 points ahead of their rivals.


    Murray was in charge of the last derby, a 3-2 win for Rangers at Ibrox on 25 March, that prevented Celtic from clinching the title that day.


    The referee sent off Celtic’s Cha Du-Ri, Victor Wanyama and Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra.


    In a statement, the Scottish FA said: “The SFA can confirm that, due to family reasons, Craig Thomson is now unable to referee this weekend’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Celtic Park, as previously announced.


    “Calum Murray has now been appointed to the match.”


    Celtic emerged victors the last time the sides met at Celtic Park in December, Joe Ledley heading the only goal of the game.


    Murray replaces Craig Thomson, who has withdrawn from the fixture because of family reasons, as Rangers owe his dad money.

  9. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    South of Tunis -so not got news for Alistair’s racehorse, then?


    DBBIA/Johnny Fontane CSC

  10. The Pantaloon Duck on

    Guys, some of you already know that I was on the 3 man + 1 duck panel. Please don’t tell anyone else.

  11. Eyes Wide Open on

    Livid about the referee appointment.


    Its sad that on times like this you see how impotent Celtic are when it comes to ‘officialdom’.


    Its sad we cant put in a letter of protest about the man who refereed the very last hun game in such a poor manner.


    Its sad that it appears as though the SFA agreed his decision to send our manager off in that game was more than enough


    Its sad that there may have been lies told to try and justify that decision

  12. johann murdoch on




    “how dare you punish us!…how very dare you!”



    *minces off*

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    That Paul67 character is slacking up eh ?



    6 pages and no New Article !!!



    Hail Hail

  14. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Who’s most hated at Doomdome?. Neil Lennon? Craig Whyte TheTax Man? Or the SFA?.



    Me thinks Neill has slipped a few places!!

  15. johann murdoch on

    The Pantaloon Duck on 25 April, 2012 at 14:27 said:


    Guys, some of you already know that I was on the 3 man + 1 duck panel. Please don’t tell anyone else.





    did you cry “fowl”? :]

  16. According to the stupid hun logic: we will not survive without them but they can survive without us. Funny that. Is that the same logic Duff & Duffer use when they sue Eric Bristow & Co & appeal the SFA punishment? As slippery as a sophist wearing a teflon suit dipped in a vat of oil…I am now calling that hun logic: Ironic hypocrisy. Its just a pity the hypocrite disnae get the irony.

  17. Is Mise Neil Lennon on 25 April, 2012 at 14:07 said:



    Survey completed, away to cleanse myself as I now feel dirty pretending to be one of them. never new I spent so much at William Hills, GRUT

  18. Is Mise Neil Lennon on 25 April, 2012 at 14:07 said:


    If you have a minute you might want to take a look at this.






    Just filled in the huns survey, but what I want to know is……..


    With all the money I spend in William Hills




    Buying new Vauxhall cars




    Buying and wearing Adidas clothing




    going on holiday after holiday with Thomsons Holidays




    while drinking can after can of Carling’s




    am I able to follow Scotland with the Tartan Army




    attend all SFA cup matches home and away




    support the SFA and Scottish football in general???



    Stupid Hurtin Huns!!

  19. Aberdeen have announced eight players will leave the club when their contracts expire in the summer.



    Rory McArdle, Darren Mackie, Youl Mawene, Mohamed Chalali, Yoann Folly and Danny Uchechi have all failed to win new deals to stay at Pittodrie.



    Those six will join Kari Arnason in leaving Craig Brown’s team, with the Icelandic midfielder having rejected a new contract earlier in the year. Mark Reynolds will also depart, returning to Sheffield Wednesday at the end of his loan deal.



    rangers meanwhile have announced the release of everyone over the age of 18…

  20. googybhoy


    thanks for your thoughts,Rosary tonight.Funeral Friday at St Pats Dumbarton,have some great memories,through the years went to a lot of games together.


    H H

  21. McCoist cannot get away with his most provocative comment. To stir up these people who are already highly excited and for absolutely no reason is almost criminal.

  22. Agent Craig “Green and” Whyte!! on 25 April, 2012 at 14:35 said:


    Is Mise Neil Lennon on 25 April, 2012 at 14:07 said:


    If you have a minute you might want to take a look at this.







    You broke the survey!

  23. reenmaestro on 25 April, 2012 at 14:40 said:


    Agent Craig “Green and” Whyte!! on 25 April, 2012 at 14:35 said:


    Is Mise Neil Lennon on 25 April, 2012 at 14:07 said:


    If you have a minute you might want to take a look at this.







    You broke the survey!



    Maybe when I said I only spent £300 a year on Carling they tippled I wasn’t a drunken retarded inbred hun.


    Sorry I should have lied.

  24. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Intro: Right ho, darling. Yeh, be home


    (spoken) about 8:30. No, no I’ll go on a bike.


    Verse: Beethoven’s gone but his music lives on,


    And Mozart don’t go shoppin’ no more,


    You’ll never meet Liszt or Brahms again,


    And Elgar doesn’t answer the door.


    Schübert and Chopin used to chuckle and laugh,


    Whilst composing a long symphony,


    But one hundred and fifty years later,


    There’s very little of them left to see.



    Chorus: They’re decomposing composers,


    There’s nothing much anyone can do,


    You can still hear Beethoven,


    But Beethoven cannot hear you.



    Verse: Händel and Haydn and Rachmaninov,


    Enjoyed a nice drink with their meal,


    But nowadays no-one will serve them,


    And their gravy is left to congeal.


    Verdi and Wagner delighted the crowds,


    With their highly original sound,


    The pianos they played are still working,


    But they’re both six feet underground.



    Chorus: They’re decomposing composers,


    There’s less of them every year,


    You can say what you like to Debussy,


    But there’s not much of him left to hear.



    Finish: Claude Achille Debussy, died 1918.


    Christophe Willebaud Gluck, died 1787.


    Carl Maria von Weber, not at all well


    1825, died 1826. Giacomo Meyerbeer,


    still alive 1863, not still alive 1864.


    Modeste Mussorgsky, 1880 going to parties,


    no fun anymore 1881. Johan Nepomuck


    Hummel, chatting away nineteen to the


    dozen with his mates down the pub every


    evening 1836, 1837 nothing.

  25. Agent Craig “Green and” Whyte!! on 25 April, 2012 at 14:44 said:


    reenmaestro on 25 April, 2012 at 14:40 said:


    Maybe when I said I only spent £300 a year on Carling they tippled I wasn’t a drunken retarded inbred hun.


    Sorry I should have lied.




    That’s less than £1/ day. Quite obvously sussed.



    That looks like you don’t touch a Carling for the rest of the day, after your cornflakes and lager.

  26. greenmaestro on 25 April, 2012 at 14:49 said:



    How do you know I take cornflakes with my lager.


    Next you’ll be saying theres something wrong with Merlot and Weetabix.


    I bet you put that milk stuff in your tea…..strange!! ;)

  27. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    The hootsman doing it´s dumber and dumber act AGAIN for the daft wee huns today



    HAil HAil

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