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Last act of Ogilvie should be to call inquiry

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The hours immediately after the First Tier Tribunal reports on Rangers use of Employee Benefits Trusts, which the BBC discovered is due this month, to loan money (!) to staff what happens at Hampden will be most interesting.  SFA president, Campbell Ogilvie, as a director, was legally responsible for Rangers when they started using EBTs and benefited from one himself but he has refused to resign and the SFA have declined to put him on gardening leave, pending a public investigation.

Instead, SFA chief executive, Stewart Regan, told press the Association had investigated Ogilvie’s contribution to the matter and found he had no case to answer, despite widespread scepticism that any investigation whatsoever was held into the president’s involvement in the issue.

If, despite protests from former Rangers directors that the club acted properly at all times, the FTT upholds the position of HMRC, that Rangers incorrectly failed to pay £94m tax, Ogilvie will surely walk (away), as the SFA will have to instigate disciplinary proceedings on the club which inherited Rangers membership, for deeds done while the president was in an executive position at Ibrox.

Even our new friend Charles Green would find it unpalatable that a man responsible for the subsequent penalty remains in charge of the body imposing the penalty.  We’ve said “Ogilvie will surely walk” before, of course, only to witness ever-higher standards of brass neck, but if he pauses for an hour before resigning, let it be to give those of us on the outside of the game what is needed, a full and independent inquiry into the game, how it is administered and controlled. Before the year is out we are likely to learn that our game was violated for more than a decade by people at the very top. A charlatan was expelled from the game earlier this year while the owner of a new club, without financial track record, is trying to raise millions from fans.

In any other European country, even Italy, the inquiry would already be under way.

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  1. Jeg er Neil Lennon-Greeninbingley on

    McMurdo

     

     

    As someone who has a plum job in the media, it is staggering to see him flirting with career suicide, so twisted is he with venom toward the Gers.

     

     

     

    So…. in the middle of a pathetic ‘poor wee us, why do they all hate us?’ rant he casually writes that if you criticise RFC (Deid) you are “flirting with career suicide”.

     

     

    That arrogant, supremacist attitude is exactly why you are universally loathed, Hun. Jaysus, that could have been written by Armando Ianucci.

     

     

    Stupid stupid hun.

     

     

    Bring it on this afternoon. Fed up with this. I want them dead and the dirt tramped down.

  2. Dontpatmadug

     

     

    Expecting Wattie and the beast to announce they have repaid their EBT loans.

     

     

    They will be the next to show their hands in a desperate attempt to distance themselves and protect their reputations????with the Orc.

     

     

    Which author composed the line ‘ it was the best of times’…….. How right was he?

  3. Jeg er Neil Lennon-Greeninbingley

     

     

    remember murdo generally doesnt actually write his column, it will be one of the DR journos. He will probably give them a slant and they will fill in the words.

     

     

    very dangerous!

  4. SwanseaBhoy

     

    12:09 on

     

    17 October, 2012

     

    Oh yes.

     

     

    “Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug

     

     

    BBC Scotland has been speaking exclusively to former #Rangers owner Craig Whyte. Across all BBC outlets soon”

     

     

    ……..

     

     

    Paul, you really need to get an eating popcorn smiley like KDS

  5. 17 October 2012 Last updated at 12:13 Share this pageEmail Print Share this page

     

     

    6ShareFacebookTwitter.Craig Whyte: I brought Charles Green in to buy Rangers

     

    Craig Whyte claims to have introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps Craig Whyte has claimed he introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps as the administrators searched for a buyer for Rangers.

     

     

    The former Rangers owner made the claim in a wide-ranging interview with BBC Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin.

     

     

    He also claimed Duff and Phelps knew of the controversial Ticketus deal before the purchase of the club was complete.

     

     

    Mr Whyte said the SPL knew in October 2011 that Rangers “had no money” and were heading for administration.

     

     

    Full details of the interview, and reaction to it, will be on the BBC Scotland news website later and on Reporting Scotland at 18:30.

     

     

    There will be further analysis and discussion on Newsnight Scotland at 23:00 on BBC2 Scotland.

     

     

    You can comment or follow Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: @bbcchrismclaug

  6. zombieheadhunter on

    So Withey helped to buy a Pig in a Poke,now he wants to buy the place to Process it!

     

     

    Wonder if wee Craigys behind it.Watch out for someone mortgaging 4 years supply of Ham Houghs!

  7. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Jeg er Neil Lennon-Greeninbingley 12:21 on 17 October, 2012

     

     

    Are you serious?

     

     

    This clown is employed in the media.

  8. right before a new post probably, but anyone know where the party is on monday night in barca? wee sing song n that….

  9. Craig Whyte: I brought Charles Green in to buy Rangers

     

     

    Craig Whyte claims to have introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps

     

    Craig Whyte has claimed he introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps as the administrators searched for a buyer for Rangers.

     

     

    The former Rangers owner made the claim in a wide-ranging interview with BBC Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin.

     

     

    He also claimed Duff and Phelps knew of the controversial Ticketus deal before the purchase of the club was complete.

     

     

    Mr Whyte said the SPL knew in October 2011 that Rangers “had no money” and were heading for administration.

     

     

    Full details of the interview, and reaction to it, will be on the BBC Scotland news website later and on Reporting Scotland at 18:30.

     

     

    There will be further analysis and discussion on Newsnight Scotland at 23:00 on BBC2 Scotland.

     

     

    You can comment or follow Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: @bbcchrismclau

  10. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Its interesting to see the lack of interest on Scotlands defeat last night 2 points from a possible 12 and in my opinion as much chance of qualifying for the next World cup as newco have of winning the SPL this season. The apparent lack of interest shows how far we have fallen on the International football map and Crag Leiven still mumbling that we are going in the right direction and he is the man for the job ( is he likely to say anything else?).If he Charles Green and fatty McCoist were locked in a room there would be so much hot air spouted to float a balloon to the moon you can choose which ballon youd like to float.The problem is that no one of any standing would touch the Scottish job thats how far we have fallen.H.H.

  11. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Looking forward to Whyte’s version of events… He who laughs last..

  12. My heid hurts trying to work out what all this means and who is scamming who I think I’ll just go and play tiger woods 2012 app on my phone for a bit and see if anyone can put all this into a simple perspective for a layman like me later !!! Lol

  13. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Harry Redknapp and Joe Jordan…’Arry has a point to prove at international level. Jordan a throwback to better times. Both available.

     

    Harry has all the people / media skills required… He shouldn’t find the role too ‘taxing’

  14. Craig Whyte: I brought Charles Green in to buy Rangers

     

     

    Craig Whyte claims to have introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps

     

    Craig Whyte has claimed he introduced Charles Green to Duff and Phelps as the administrators searched for a buyer for Rangers.

     

     

    The former Rangers owner made the claim in a wide-ranging interview with BBC Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin.

     

     

    He also claimed Duff and Phelps knew of the controversial Ticketus deal before the purchase of the club was complete.

     

     

    Mr Whyte said the SPL knew in October 2011 that Rangers “had no money” and were heading for administration.

     

     

    Full details of the interview, and reaction to it, will be on the BBC Scotland news website later and on Reporting Scotland at 18:30.

     

     

    There will be further analysis and discussion on Newsnight Scotland at 23:00 on BBC2 Scotland.

     

     

    You can comment or follow Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: @bbcchrismclaug

     

     

     

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19976991

  15. Our Hero has re-entered the building-cue meltdown.Green will accuse Whyte of undermining Share Issue (as if it needs it)

  16. Hi All

     

    Sorry for going off topic, b ut I am looking for some genuine advice if anyone has any insight…

     

    A few weeks ago, while I was up in Scotland being a bucketeer etc My landlord arranged to have the flat rewired.

     

    the electrician who was engaged started work at 2.00pm and by 3,00pm had smashed my fish tank, destroying it and killing all the fish, some other bits and pieces of mine were also thrown out by the electrician/landlord mostly as they used them to clean up their mess.

     

    Does anyone know if I am entitled to claim for damage and loss to personal property, and who do I claim against. Landlord as she was the controlling mind, or the electrician under her control who did the deed?

     

     

    Any assistance is very much appreciated

     

     

    Thanks

     

     

    RRC

  17. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    kitalba

     

     

    10:46 on 17 October, 2012

     

     

    Think wee billie has lost the plot ……… !!!!!