No to Newco Day


Despite of the most intense lobbying and doomsday predicting from chief executive, Neil Doncaster, SPL clubs have “overwhelmingly” voted ‘No to Newco’, finally rejecting the bid by one of Charles Green’s Sevco companies to form a team and gain access to the SPL.

This is the conclusion of what only last month looked like an unlikely grass-roots campaign which left several reluctant clubs with little choice but to accept the wishes of their supporters.

Neil Doncaster’s position is compromised after his ‘there is little difference between a CVA and liquidation’ campaign, as he contorted to win support for new rules which would make it easier for him to meet revenue targets.

The right conclusion has been reached.  Well done to all.

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  1. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Hope club 12 is a play off home and away with overseas officials :o)

  2. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on

    I don’t care if PL did abstain. The rest of us are having a celebration bevvy, so someone had to :-)

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    I cannot wait for 4th August……what a day that is going to be ………the Board need to invite Fergus, to take a bow……..PLEASE

  4. NO to Newco



    Excellent news, well done to all involved in the campaign from the start to make sure the fans of scottish football clubs had a say and were listened to.


    Paul67 AND OTHERS thank you



    I know there is still talk of SPL2 or newco in SFA1 but that is tomorrows battle.



    For now at least there is some integrity in the game and the bully boy tactics of ‘some’ have not worked



    Hail Hail

  5. timbhoy in spain on

    Someone said the vote was unanimous,well 11-1. SSN.


    Think it was Ross county guy or ICT

  6. The Battered Bunnet on

    Awe Naw



    Phone finally packed in… 6 years out of Moto razr. Fantastic build quality.



    I need a phone that works as a phone, and also that I can toggle to the laptop. Oh, and cheap as chips.



    You recommended the HTC Desire last year.



    Still a good selection?




  7. I hope wee Mr Green did’nt spend too much money on the late night phone calls that Jabba said he was making to SPL chairmen

  8. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on

    greenzulu57 on 4 July, 2012 at 15:42 said:




    Where will the Zombies end up ? Ayrshire League ??



    Aye, that would be fine. Oh, wait, Ayrshire? …I thought you said Persia.

  9. See….in their wee inbred minds they are punishing everybody else,for they can do wrong,and we are to blame for their cheating. The orange mind,it is a rotten one. Sour,bitter,twisted and fit for nothing.


    I hope the hamlets of Scotia can cope with them if they manage to find a league to slobber around in.



  10. Prepare yourselves for the following guys :



    They will not be voted into SFL1.


    They will not play in SFL3.


    They will consume some other club.



    On the plus side Sevco Frankensteins will have no claim, however tenuous, to being Rangers.



    They are deid.

  11. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Paul67 –



    Did anyone ask Doncaster, Regan or Ogilvie to resign?

  12. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    I swear by it !!!! Changed my life completely … honestly



    Not good for CQN addicts though … check the small print on your pre nup ;-)



    Hail HAil

  13. Silver City 1888 on

    SSN interviewing representatives leaving Hampden


    Ross County chairman: Young kid on the block. All these guys have been with the journey all the way. I just sat and listened.


    St Mirren chairman: Happy to say we voted against Rangers


    Aberdeen : We made our position clear before meeting.

  14. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    starry plough on 4 July, 2012 at 14:36



    ToneLoc on 4 July, 2012 at 14:37



    bunburybhoy on 4 July, 2012 at 14:40



    The Prince of Goalkeepers on 4 July, 2012 at 14:58



    TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on 4 July, 2012 at 15:09



    67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed



    RRC: on 4 July, 2012 at 15:37



    Thanks Bhoys



    Hail Hail

  15. Paul67,



    Great day, never thought I would see the likes.



    Let’s hope the SFL clubs say next week, you didn’t want them, so why should we take them into Div1 they can apply for Div3 if they want.

  16. What is the Stars on

    Dermot Desmond gets a lot of flack on this and other forums


    Perhaps he deserves it,perhaps not,Thats a debate for another day


    However he said something in an interview a few years back that always intrigued me.


    He was asked why the Celtic board werent spending more money (on the team to compete with Rangers) and he answered “Its always easy to spend OTHER PEOPLES money”


    Look where spending other peoples money has landed Rangers

  17. Great to see the Sky Sports & STV cameras going up at Dudgeon Park for the Brora Rangers v Ross County game tonight. Glad to see my pal Richie Hart back in a Brora shirt. Mon the Cattachs!

  18. !!Bada Bing!! on

    TBB -3 are doing a good deal on a Samsung (before Galaxy models) for about £10-13 a month.

  19. timbhoy in spain on

    hamiltontim on 4 July, 2012 at 15:45 said:


    Ross County abstained?!



    No No I think he was the 1 who said it was 11-1,the 1 being Sevco

  20. How many Depressed Bears does it take to change a light bulb?


    None, they want to sit the the dark “refusing visitors, not washing and spending most the time crying and grieving”

  21. tomtheleedstim – been told there are several possible targets. Let’s face it, wouldn’t cost a great deal to buy an SFL1 or SFL2 club…

  22. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    What is the Stars on 4 July, 2012 at 15:47



    Legend at Lunchtime in 6 parts on youtube



    I recommend all Tims to watch it.



    The cornerstone for his policy for Celtic was other clubs going into administration.



    If there is still some room for me to carry these men on my back from the tunnel to the UNFURLING OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP FLAG ..I´ll do it.




    Hail Hail

  23. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Sorry for bum steer earlier bhoys,just forwarding message. ……..here i could get a job in MMS with guff like that.

  24. Steinreignedsupreme on

    “Fortune does not come twice. Misfortune does not come alone.”



    Chinese proverb



    “When Charoles Green looks yae in the eye – eez lookin at the ceiling and lookin at the flair.”



    John ‘Bomber’ Broon

  25. timbhoy in spain on

    Sevco have just applied to join the SFL in the last few minutes though they are still calling them by their former name. SSN.

  26. johann murdoch on

    bmcd48 on 4 July, 2012 at 15:37 said:


    As her majesty the Queen was in Glasgow today


    did she also vote NO to the newco





    She was hoping to pick up a cheque whilst she was in the govan vicinity…HH

  27. Serge – Welcome back amigo; long time no see. I shall be cracking open ze old Cava tonight and toasting all my cqn pals, hell slap it intae them:)





  28. traditionalist88 on

    ‘Airdrie United were formed in 2002, following the bankruptcy of Airdrieonians.



    Airdrieonians had finished runners-up in the Scottish First Division in the 2001–02 season but went out of business with debts approaching £3 million. The collapse of “The Diamonds”, as they were known due to their distinctive kits,[4] created a vacancy in the Scottish Football League (in the Scottish Third Division). Accountant and Airdrieonians fan Jim Ballantyne attempted, with the help of others, to gain entry with a club called “Airdrie United” who were essentially to be a reincarnation of Airdrieonians. Their application however was rejected as the then English Northern Premier League side Gretna were preferred by league members over the new Airdrie United.



    Airdrie United then went on to complete a buy-out of the ailing Second Division side Clydebank and with SFL approval the club was relocated to Airdrie, the strips were transformed to resemble that of Airdrieonians, and the name was changed to Airdrie United. While this means that the club is therefore officially a continuation of Clydebank it is almost universally accepted as a reincarnation of Airdrieonians, with Clydebank having been reformed by supporters groups and entering into the West Region Junior League.’

  29. Saint Stivs on 16 June, 2012 at 12:09 said:


    In the back bedroom he admired the orange lillies coming into bloom in his manicured garden and slowly drew the curtains closed.



    The 64 year old man, jet black hair slicked back, dressed in a blazer, grey trousers and brown brogues looked down into the empty hampers.


    His cherished ritual performed over a thousand times before, he pressed his face against the blue jersey hanging up on the frame of the wardrobes. Sixteen of them and a goalie top.



    Trying to keep a brave face on it, his stiff upper lip trembled as he pursed them and tried to whistle out the Dambusters. But as soon as he realised the red topped black socks represented nothing more than death the tears began to flow.



    A few streets away, Dinos van came up the road, chiming away,



    His ritual will remain, but in secret, and in shame.

  30. johann murdoch on

    “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle………..slightly greased”


    Zheng Zhi