Newco choose innuendo instead of action


Newco did not disappoint with last night’s statement, it was as incoherent, angry and contradictory as you would expect.  They claim:

“We are extremely concerned that member clubs were not provided with enough information, or time, to allow them to make fully informed decisions”.

They were allowed 28 days to ask for as much information as they wanted before voting!  Newco and most others were able to respond within two days – by choice.

“We are aware several club directors claimed they were being bullied”.

Several people we are not naming were bullied by someone we are not naming.  This is like the evidence of wrongdoing they say they have but would rather not show anyone.  To quote their founding manager, “Who are these people?”

They want to sound hard but have chosen to shut up instead of revealing anything – nice one.

“Addressing the [financial hardship of many of our clubs]was one of our primary objectives and the resolution we presented could and should have been progressed”.

“The SPFL chose to obstruct our resolution”.

“The fact that this solution was not afforded sufficient consideration defies belief”.

An independent QC was employed to examine their resolution and found it was not competent and could not be put to members.  They claim to want independent oversight but completely ignore independent oversight has happened.

“There is precedent within Scottish football that a league must not be compromised by changing the rules during the course of the competition.”

Again, a claim shrouded in innuendo, this time an unexplained precedent.  If I was a betting man, I would say they forgot the league schedule was extended in 2008 to accommodate Oldco (I regularly hear of this amnesia), and are referring to the fact that it was not extended as long as they wanted.

“The anger of our fans is understood and shared by our Board, who continue to examine all legal options available.”  Newco do so well in court, the SPFL board must be terrified.

The statement confirms they have a problem accepting rules.  An independent QC explained to Newco MD Stewart Robertson and the rest of the SPFL board why Newco’s resolution could not be pursued.  Robertson was asked if there was anything more he wanted to ask and if he felt the matter had been given sufficient consideration by the SPFL board.

It was not the SPFL board, the chief exec, a retained solicitor or any other malign foe who stopped their resolution, it was an independent QC.  These are the rules, they were independently enforced, accept them.

Remember this SPFL vote did not end the Premiership season, all it did was ensure the season will not be voided, all other options remain on the table.  It’s not much of a hill to stand and fight on in these difficult times.

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  1. Put this in again as it was at the end of the last set of comments



    Some sad news from the BBC




    “Leeds United great Norman Hunter has died in hospital aged 76 after contracting coronavirus.”




    Another footballer from the golden age of “Shoot” Magazine gone

  2. Howling at the moon – terminology comes to mind 😂



    Oh Philbhoy – belated very H888py birthday 🎉 🎂

  3. Hancock says lack of PPE for NHS this weekend will be ‘a challenge ‘ (don’t you just hate that expression),this country is a fkn shambles, embarrassing statement at this stage …..

  4. Paul 67


    They have no hope of their complaints going anywhere – they’re playing to the victim to their audience.

  5. !!BADA BING!! on 17TH APRIL 2020 12:46 PM


    Hancock says lack of PPE for NHS this weekend will be ‘a challenge ‘ (don’t you just hate that expression),this country is a fkn shambles, embarrassing statement at this stage …..




    I’m not really into conspiracy theories but is it my imagination or just a coincidence when I’m watching these Q&A sessions when someone asks a real difficult, very pertinent question that has them squirming mysteriously that person’s connection goes down?

  6. Brilliant comment on the US Economy!



    Dr. Marc Faber, the investment guru, concluded his monthly bulletin with the following comments! :



    The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate.



    If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China.


    If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs.


    If we buy a software, it will go to India.


    If we purchase fruits and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.


    If we purchase a good car, it will go to Germany and Japan.


    If we purchase useless crap, it will go to Taiwan or Korea.


    In short, none of it will help the American economy.



    The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on Guns, Prostitutes, and Beer, since these are the only products still produced in the US! 😄🤣

  7. Paul67



    Fake outrage to deflect from their self made financial armageddon.



    They lost and even conceded the title in February, and a worldwide pandemic couldn’t save them from Celtic’s second nine in a row.



    SMSM couldn’t save Rainjurz there are no Sevco investors and the agenda for them as well as many clubs will be fielding a team of any sorts next season, their predecessors in the same stadium they plundered from the liquidator, put three yearly season tickets up for sale weeks before administration.



    Watch this space




  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on




    Probably the most significant reason that Trump was elected.


    To change that situation .

  9. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Log @ 12:59 – Lol.



    If the UK was to self reflect on the same basis, what would we come up with in place of guns, whores and beer.



    BTW – great leader Pablo.



    They’re certifiable.

  10. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Checked out the FF reaction last night. Even their own fans agree with this analysis.

  11. Some schadenfreude is in the post so here is some German.





    1. ghost game (noun)



    A football match needs more than 22 players



    March 11th was an odd milestone for German football: it was the first ever Geisterspiel, or ghost game in the Bundesliga, German football’s top-flight division. As coronavirus was spreading across the country, the city of Mönchengladbach in west Germany decreed that the match against FC Cologne, a Rhineland derby, would now take place without fans. Inside the deserted 54,000-seater stadium the announcer rattled through his usual script: team line-ups, league standings, and then, finally, spectator numbers: “Today, there are none.” The hosts won 2-1, but the victory felt hollow. “It is sport without a heart,” wrote Die Zeit, a weekly.



    Geisterspiele have a long history in football. The word once referred to games so obscured by winter fog that players were reduced to spectres and the ball had to be imagined. The modern usage arose in the 1980s, when footballing authorities banned supporters of lower-league teams from attending specific matches as a punishment for hooliganism. This year, fans barely had time to get used to the coronavirus-induced Geisterspiele before the German football season, like most in Europe, was suddenly suspended.


    With no end in sight to Germany’s restrictions on mass gatherings Christian Seifert, head of the German Football League, says that Geisterspiele might be the only way to conclude the season.



    Much is at stake: Germany’s is the world’s third most valuable league, and some teams fear that they will go bankrupt if the season is voided. Yet Geisterspiele bring their own problems; during their team’s game against Cologne, hundreds of Mönchengladbach fans defied the club’s appeals and assembled outside, hoping that their cheers would penetrate the empty stadium. In a novel turn of events, the ghost game was haunted by humans.

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Previous thread.



    GER57 on 17TH APRIL 2020 11:08 AM



    Sorry , Ger.


    With respect to yourself and to your son , we`ll have to disagree.




    I have posted this before. Residents of and visitors to Wuhan who have dramatically different opinions from yourself .



    From Feb. 6. Wuhan.


    Very confronting .



    From the Australian ABC channel .





    Currently , major confrontations with African students , whose govts. are accusing the Chinese authorities of a racial aspect to the arrests .



    Lots of footage of this . Easy to find on You Tube .

  13. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Really poor tribute to Norman Hunter on BBC News,first 7 tackles were fouls,sure the guy had a reputation, but surely he was much better than this.

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Evening Times.


    STEVEN GERRARD has confessed that he got caught up in the moment when Rangers defeated Celtic at Parkhead in December and admits he wouldn’t celebrate in the same manor again.








    Spelling ? Who kerrs ?

  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Political expressions to hate-


    Ramping up


    Moving forward


    My team is working very hard






    Robustly robust


    Plenty of PPE


    Michael Gove




    ‘Wonderful ‘ NHS





  16. One piece of good news .



    After four weeks of lockdown with no shave and no haircut , I now qualify for the new government scarecrow allowance .

  17. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    appears so, apparently CQN fully supports the Chinese did it conspiracy, can’t challenge that.

  18. I cannot understand how we have not got enough PPE



    Just get a feckin factory or factory’s making the stuff ffs



    Is it really so fecking difficult? Well apparantly it is for this Government.






    D. :)

  19. An interesting read on E Tim’s that might explain the fog being laid from Ibrox.





    The SFA could of course reassure SPFL they are not disguising an actual insolvency situation had CV19 not emerged.

  20. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    I understand Scotland is much better prepared than England & Wales but that’s down to the fact that Scotland did not introduce the 2012 stealth privatization bill The Health and Social Care Act 2012.



    However they could have been better prepared if the tartan torys had allowed a budget for resilience and redundancy problem being, they also want to run the NHS on commercial grounds annd are implementing their own stealth policies to undermine the NHS.

  21. David 66



    I share your puzzlement. BJ uses wartime language.



    In WW2 I dont recall what Singers Clydebank were asked to produce but it wasnt sewing machines.



    It should not be beyond commercial wit to produce some form of light overall cover and build decontamination stations around bus stops (like the sprays used in Florida parks to cool customers) that make the environment so hostile to transmission of the CV its impact is reduced to an acceptable level.



    It’s not as if the gear or capacity to produce would not be needed in future giving some version of the flu virus in circulation is a regular event.



    Every day that capacity is not built delays a return to the end of social distancing.

  22. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    they are investing and waiting for a vaccine that may never come, it’s big must profit pharma strategy.


    Money over life.

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