Newco place all bets on null and void


Yesterday’s extraordinary outburst by Newco chairman (and bus provider to Celtic) Douglas Park, calling for the suspension of SPFL chief exec Neil Doncaster, and solicitor, Rod McKenzie looks like achieving nothing more than making the most bitter people in the land even more acutely afflicted.  Dundee failed to get their vote through on time, then asked the SPFL for time to reconsider their decision.

Be under no illusion, Newco’s objective, is not to finish the season on the field of play, it is to have the entire league campaign scrubbed from the record books.  They failed to win the League Cup Final, lost to Hearts in the Scottish Cup and fell apart in the league after the winter break.  They do not want Celtic to win the league if the season is called now and they do not want the season continued into what should be next season’s calendar.

They cannot stop Celtic on the field of play so they want to try to do so through a scorched earth policy that could burn the Scottish game to the ground.  No one knows more than Douglas Park what lies ahead for Newco, bringing the entire edifice of the game in Scotland down with them, may make the pill less bitter.

This is a dysfunctional football club that is using its significant media influence in an attempt to subvert the football authorities.  The country has enough paranoid fans prepared to fantasise like this, we cannot have our game controlled in this manner.  We cannot have our game hijacked by a dysfunctional club that survives on media influence and has never make an operational profit in its existence.

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  1. Neustadt-Braw on

    oh yes indeedy …




    smiley happy easter P67 to you and yours thing




  2. They are having the equivalent of being clinically depresses while having a nervous breakdown and lashing out at anyone and everyone.

  3. HI PAUL .



    Agree totally.



    Could this affect / change our boards ,mibbe, even the governing bodies minds how they {Rangers) are dealt with .



    Is RES12 dead or can it still be cited .

  4. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Happy Easter to all here.



    Anyone good at statistical modelling.



    I’d personally love to see a weekly track of all the demented nonsense coming out of Ibrokes over the last six months plotted on a graph.



    It started with the gentle stuff



    – 800 tickets


    – SDI


    – No shops, selling jerseys out a tent


    – Fat boy worth £8m


    – Murdoch McLennan should resign



    Then it gets sillier



    – Memorial wall


    – HMRC killed us before


    – SDI, Elite AND Hummel


    – we’ll win the league


    – Fat boy worth £20m


    – Postponed game played next day




    Then it just goes nuts



    – Fat boy attempted murder


    – Fat boy worth 200m


    – “Statue of Dave King please”


    – Covid-19? Pah! No empty stadium for us


    – Null and void


    – gies money !


    – Gie Us Money !


    – GIES MONEY !! 🤬



    If the foolishness is weighted correctly I reckon we might be able to predict when the curve will reach a plateau when we could see the following



    – talks to sign Clark Kent


    – Launch of a Rangers futures market


    – KaBOOM

  5. This day 1943 | United sign centre half Jock Stein on a temporary transfer from Albion Rovers. He made only one appearance, but it’s a little known fact that he featured for us in a 4-3 win over Raith Rovers at Tannadice | #DUFC

  6. The Battered Bunnet on

    One assumes a disrepute charge will be in the post, provided the disreputable klub are still around to receive it.

  7. Sad on this Easter Day


    That I want Sevco to die, the sooner the better



    Oh and numerous other so called Scottish clubs can join them



    Scot Gardiner – the Flute Blower, I liked that one from earlier 😂😂😂


    (Hearts, Dundee and now ICT CEO, Sevco supporter, dislikes all things Celtic, so let’s all listen to his fluting integrity)

  8. Null and void are going for broke now – as evidenced by this morning’s daily record/mail sports editorial.

  9. Happy Easter bhoys and ghirls!



    i hope you and yours are safe and well.



    Re the latest shite out of Sevco, it’s about time they were challenged to put up or shut up but probably no chance of either actually happening unfortunately!



    A wee tune for today….






  10. Latest statement from SPFL



    Dear All,



    I am writing to you all to correct significant misinformation appearing in the media.



    This misinformation is damaging to Scottish football as a whole – and to each and every member club of the SPFL.



    Several suggestions have been made in recent days about the treatment of a resolution requisition by Rangers FC, about fee payments to clubs, and about the votes cast by Ladbrokes Championship clubs.



    This letter is intended to set the record straight.



    It has been suggested that the Board rushed to get a resolution out to members.



    In fact, the dates and times of a number of recent SPFL Board meetings were delayed specifically to ensure that one director had the time that he needed to be able to reach a decision.



    The SPFL Board spent around an hour discussing in great detail the resolution requisitioned by Rangers.



    Only then did the Board, based on clear and unequivocal advice from a QC, determine that the resolution was not effective.



    The Rangers director on the Board confirmed that he was content with the time given over to that discussion.



    He was also offered the opportunity of the SPFL’s legal counsel Rod McKenzie working with Rangers’ Company Secretary on a resolution that might be effective.



    To date, no further requisition has come forward from Rangers or from any other SPFL member.



    It has been suggested that it is open to the SPFL Board to distribute end-of-season fee payments to clubs now, in the absence of league placings being finalised.



    That is simply not the case.



    For the Board to be able to authorise end-of-season fee payments to clubs (amounting to £9.3million gross), final league placings must be determined.



    Those who have suggested that the SPFL may make such payments, without a line being drawn under Season 2019/20, are wrong.



    Further, it has been suggested that all Ladbrokes Championship club votes were cast on Friday night.



    One Ladbrokes Championship club attempted to submit a voting slip, which did not reach the SPFL until late that evening.



    Earlier, at 6pm on Friday, that club had confirmed in writing to the SPFL that any attempted vote from that club should not be considered as cast.



    We have had a number of conversations with the chairman of that club over the weekend, in which he reiterated that his club had not yet voted on the SPFL resolution.



    The SPFL has proceeded on the basis of the unequivocal instruction from that club received at 6pm on Friday.



    At the time of writing, 40 of our 42 clubs have voted, with one Ladbrokes Championship club and one Ladbrokes League 1/League 2 club yet to cast a vote on the SPFL resolution.



    They have the remainder of the 28-day period to do so, should they wish.



    The current level of support for the Board resolution is 85% of clubs in favour.



    I have seen allegations made by the Rangers FC Interim Chairman Douglas Park, in a statement issued by Rangers at 3pm on Saturday, about the SPFL, its corporate governance, its culture, its office-bearers and its business operations.



    I wrote to Mr Park on Saturday evening, requesting any material to support these allegations.



    I regret to inform you that, at the time of writing, I have received nothing from Mr Park.



    It is difficult to understand why Mr Park should not wish to share this alleged material with me.



    I am entirely satisfied, based on all the information at my disposal, that the SPFL and its executives and legal advisers have acted wholly properly at every stage in this process.



    Should any member club have evidence to the contrary they should bring it to me – indeed, I would argue they have a duty to do so – and I will deal with it in an entirely even-handed way.



    To do otherwise is harmful to the standing, performance and effective operation of the SPFL and runs counter to the wider interests of our game.



    Yours sincerely,



    Murdoch MacLennan, Chairman

  11. Hun statement is out…



    Rangers response to SPFL coming… and it’s lengthy so bare with me…











    Raman Bhardwaj








    A spokesman for Rangers advised that Rangers Company secretary, James Blair, has had several email exchanges with the SPFL legal adviser, Rod McKenzie.


    Remarkably, we have learned from an email received from Mr McKenzie that our proposed resolution is deemed unnecessary because..











    Raman Bhardwaj








    the SPFL board already has the authority to provide loans to member clubs which can be exercised by the SPFL at any time.


    The Inverness CEO, Scot Gardiner, confirmed on national radio yesterday that SPFL representatives made it clear on several conference calls that it was









    Raman Bhardwaj








    necessary to approve the SPFL resolution in order to release funds which would relieve the financial hardship being experienced by many clubs.









    Raman Bhardwaj








    Member clubs will be shocked to learn this is not the case and any club facing short term financial difficulties should request a loan from the SPFL immediately.


    Our resolution was never intended to release end of season fee payments but instead to provide loans as an advance on









    Raman Bhardwaj




    such payments. It is now apparent that this is already within the power of the SPFL.


    This provides further evidence that an independent investigation is urgently required.


    4:16 PM · Apr 12, 2020·Twitter for iPhone











    Raman Bhardwaj








    Replying to





  12. NORRIEM on 12TH APRIL 2020 3:58 PM


    Sad on this Easter Day





    That I want Sevco to die, the sooner the better







    Oh and numerous other so called Scottish clubs can join them





    x2 .


    Hope your squad are all fine and dandy pal.


    Had a blethur with LENNYBHOY the other day , so glad he took the time to listen , i really needed / enjoyed it . The poor souls ears will still probably be bleeding :))



    I see the farmers are having to shed loads of milk due to lack of orders , droughts , floods and now this virus adding to their woes ……so many people wont recover from this , one way or another …tragic.



    Anyhoo take care .

  13. What sevco are willfully ignoring is the reason for the league resolution is so they can pay money out to the lower leagues. It’s all part of playing the victim to the hoardes

  14. So, sevco would rather risk participation in Uefa competition to achieve n&v. That doesn’t make sense unless they know they won’t be around long enough to play in Europe.


    Uefa (and sponsors) won’t accept n&v.

  15. David 17


    Of course clubs don’t want a loan – they want prize money.


    Sevco definition of a loan based on their cheating EBT years is something that they have no intention of paying back.



    They must think we’re stupid

  16. Newco response pretty much draws a line under the matter, they have no evidence and are now on to something different altogether. Douglas Park on the run.

  17. Another angry toddler statement. It’s all here say. Do sevco actually seek legal advice before they release their hourly rants?


    Clue: legal advice costs money.

  18. Sounds like it was explained to Dundee that if they don’t agree, there is a possibility of no prize money and the game falls apart. They face a £9.3m decision for the Scottish game.

  19. MARSPAPA on 12TH APRIL 2020 4:21 PM


    I needed it as well, it was great to catch up mate, beats my ears from bleeding listening to M…:)


    And the cloud had a silver lining when I had one of those light bulb moments…be in touch early in the week.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  20. !!Bada Bing!! on

    The huns bluff well and truly called out,you can tell Jabba’s back under his rock,there would be a thousand anti Celtic lies in the SMSM right now

  21. SOUTHSIDE on 12TH APRIL 2020 4:30 PM


    Another angry toddler statement. It’s all here say. Do sevco actually seek legal advice before they release their hourly rants?



    Clue: legal advice costs money.






    James Blair signed off on the Sports Direct deal. Say no more.

  22. They’re now trying to salvage ( I was going to say reputation but …) something from the wreckage. If you had told us you could loan these wee poor clubs money …..

  23. GENE on 12TH APRIL 2020 4:26 PM



    The SPFL have explained the rules to them and they want an investigation. What more can you say.

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