Duff and Phelps in the dock with Rangers as SPL hit back


The SPL today released a short statement indicating that despite asking for information regarding the improper registrations of football players to be submitted by 6 April, the league have yet to receive “full cooperation from the club and its administrators in providing everything that it and they have access to and which is required for the investigation to be completed”.

This being the case you may wonder why the league have been so keen to accommodate Duff and Phelps on the matter of allowing a Newco-Rangers access to the league.

Tonight the SPL will receive all the information they require to confirm Rangers have a case to answer.  They must act with the gravity the situation deserves.

Duff and Phelps failure to comply with the Harper MacLeod inquiry might superficially allow their job to progress as though there was nothing wrong, but it leaves an enormous and insurmountable issue for potential buyer to find when they conduct due diligence.

If Duff and Phelps had provided information on time, there was at least a chance they could have removed this iceberg that will surely scupper their chances of selling the club.

I am pleased Mr Doncaster has stepped forward this evening.  Now the truth is out he must deal with the matter expediently.

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  1. SmashingMilkBottles on

    Is there any point in posting tonight? Don’t think anyone is on…

  2. Possible Sitcoms from Daly’s prog:



    Porridge II- starring the former Rangers boardroom amongst others.



    Rather Dead ( a play on Father Ted)- starring Minty, Whytey & Ogilvie all sharing a rural house with an Ibrox tea lady.



    Hello! Hello!- set in a Govan bistro.



    Only fools pay the Taxman.



    Last of the Summer Money.



    Directors behaving badly.



    Murray’s half hour…



    No Bread ( a dysfunctional boardroom meet around a big table).

  3. From Stuart Findlay’s Twitter Profile:



    Stuart Findlay




    Youth Player at Celtic FC ‘Its not about the name on the back of the strip, whats important is the badge on the front’



  4. !!Bada Bing!! on

    An online petition to get Murray stripped of his Knighthood could do the trick.

  5. sparkleghirl on

    Those of you in foreign parts.



    Google vipbox.tv. Is all I’m saying ;)

  6. sparkleghirl on 23 May, 2012 at 19:09 said:


    Those of you in foreign parts.



    Google vipbox.tv. Is all I’m saying ;)



    Unless you have the SKY package ;-)






    Sandy Clark has just resigned from his role as no mark upstart & general agitator. He was quoted leaving Ibrox: “How come as was the only wan no oan wanni rame EBT hings” he then kicked a bin over before speeding off in his Ford Mondeo.



    More to follow.

  8. Paul67 et al



    They took thirty pieces of silver.



    There is a heavy price to be paid for that.

  9. fanadpatriot on

    Down in the Lake District in England,unbelievable dinner booked for 8.00,what should I do.Be late and embarrass my host.feign sickness and miss out on free drink or go and have a stupid smile on my face.HH

  10. Hope that I am wrong.


    Trailer on BBC Scotland News suggests that Mark Daly documentary could be very much a ‘Maybes Aye, Maybes Naw’ affair.

  11. praecepta on 23 May, 2012 at 18:43 said:


    A despicable individual dealt with quickly – Barton gets 12 match ban!




    Aye, if he’d played for the hun’s the SFA would have put his name forward for a knighthood.




  12. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    Now we know why Kloss hung around so long, without kicking a ball.

  13. Sorry, did someone post earlier that the BBC prog is available on a Sky Channel?

  14. Macanbheatha:



    Zheng Zhi is renting oot wan a ma spare rooms.



    He’s a good tenant.



    Cooks a mean King Prawn cashew nuts!

  15. Just before the blog goes under…on my way to Norwich yesterday and a young lad in full Celtic training kit (shorts and everything) jumped onto the tube at Baker street..he did look slightly out of place and when asked by a couple of tims if he was on his way to Norwich he replied “yeah I’m playing “..( cue skeptical looks all round ).. He rushed off the tube at Liverpool street and jumped onto the 0930 train to Norwich. It was young Andre Blackman who did indeed play last night. I just thought it was such a down to earth way to get to a match…I thought those days were over after the time I seen Jim Craig on the way to a match on top of a corporation bus going down London road with his boots over his shoulder. So at least not all (or any)of our young lads are swanking about in big fancy motors. Fair play to you young Andre.

  16. Laird of the Smiles aka PMTYH on 23 May, 2012 at 19:07 said:



    First saw that on a GB banner. Good quote all the same.

  17. Bhoys



    How can I see tonights program from Ireland?



    Sorry if its been asked already

  18. Jenko1967


    Vmhan on 23 May, 2012 at 17:47 said:


    Here ye are BT, with thanks to MWD for the info.



    On a Sky HD box you can add other as follows



    Press Services to get Options and then down



    Press 6 or side arrow to get Add Other Channels



    Press down and fill in the frequency etc.



    Press the Yellow button to find channels. You should now see a list of the programmes on this transponder. Select the ones you wish to save using the Yellow button and press Select to save your selection.



    BBC ONE Scotland             10.80275 H, SR 22000 FEC 5/6



  19. Having done his live piece with Jackie I suspect Mr Daly is speeding away from the BBC Scotland newsroom as we speak to a secure, undisclosed location

  20. Jenko1967 on 23 May, 2012 at 19:16 said:


    Sorry, did someone post earlier that the BBC prog is available on a Sky Channel



    Jenko, if, like me (I live in Germany), you have the SKY package (with a Scottish address), you’ll also have access to BBC Scotland.



    HH Gerry

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