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Prediction: Neil Doncaster – survives

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Neil Doncaster was appointed chief executive of the Scottish Premier League in 2009.  After graduating he worked with a legal firm before joining Norwich City as solicitor and company secretary in 1997.

In 1999 he became operations head at Norwich before becoming chief executive in 2001, a position he held until he resigned following the club’s relegation to League One two months before taking up his position at the SPL.

An articulate and sharp mind saw Doncaster appointed director of both the Football Association and the Football League during his spell at Norwich.  He was an excellent candidate for the vacant SPL position in 2009.

After revelations of activities at Rangers, the SPL board initiated an inquiry into improper player registrations in March with a date of 6 April set for clubs to provide information.  Over six weeks later Doncaster still tells people he does not know if Rangers have a case to answer.

While this is going on, Doncaster has alarmed many football fans with his strong advocacy that if Rangers go into liquidation, a Newco-Rangers should become the first club in Scottish football history to parachute straight into the top division.

In failing to manage the inquiry into Rangers, or to give fans updates ahead of votes on rule changes, Mr Doncaster looks to have lost control of events.  By 9pm tonight he will know that tomorrow is the most important day in his professional life.  What he says and does tomorrow morning will determine the trajectory of his career.

The opportunity to deploy robust crisis management techniques exists but will be deploy them?

Prediction: Neil Doncaster is legally trained and smarter than he’s letting on.  He will act appropriately and will survive.

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  1. How could we ever trust or respect Dungcaster after his performance in this affair..

     

     

    We would be forever looking over our shoulders…

     

     

    Long swim with the fishes for me…

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Everyone’s feeling pretty

     

    It’s hotter than July

     

    Though the world’s full of problems

     

    They couldn’t touch us even if they tried

     

    From the park I hear rhythms

     

    Marley’s hot on the box

     

    Tonight there will be a party

     

    On the corner at the end of the block

     

     

    Didn’t know you

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    I bet nobody ever told you that you

     

    would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    You would be jammin’ and jammin’ and jammin’, jam on

     

     

    They want us to join their fighting

     

    But our answer today

     

    Is to let all our worries

     

    Like the breeze through our fingers slip away

     

    Peace has come to Zimbabwe

     

    Third World’s right on the one

     

    Now’s the time for celebration

     

    ‘Cause we’ve only just begun

     

     

    Didn’t know that you

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    Bet you nobody ever told you that you

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    You would be jammin’ and jammin’ and jammin’, jam on

     

    Bet you nobody ever told you that you

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    I know nobody told you that you

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    We’re jammin’, jammin’, jammin’, jam on

     

     

    You ask me am I happy

     

    Well as matter of fact

     

    I can say that I’m ecstatic

     

    ‘Cause we all just made a pact

     

    We’ve agreed to get together

     

    Joined as children in Jah

     

    When you’re moving in the positive

     

    Your destination is the brightest star

     

     

    You didn’t know that you

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    I bet you nobody ever told you that you

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, you

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    Don’t you stop the music, oh no,

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Na, na na…

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Nobody told you Oh, Oh, Oh, you

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    I bet you if someone approached you

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    yesterday to tell you that you would be jammin’ you would not believe it because you never thought that you would be jammin’

     

    Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh,

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    jammin’ ’til the break of dawn

     

    Oh, Oh, Oh, You may as well believe what you are feeling

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    because you feel your body jammin’

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    Oh, Oh, you would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

     

    (We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)

  3. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Doncaster,Regan all the main players are still batting for the establishment club,proof only this week.Pat Fenlon (rightly) hauled up for making a gesture to Hearts fans on Saturday,McCoist flaunting agreed anonymity rules re Discipline Panels,Jardine threatening other SPL Clubs.McCoist commenting on the ability of Panel members after Aluko was convicted of diving.And the list goes on without impunity.

  4. RalphWaldoEllison-is Neil Lennon Season 2011-12 on

    Top Corner

     

     

    Any sign of green bangles yet?

     

     

    If not, then it surely is correctly named as “snailmail”.

     

     

    Mon wee Oscar.

     

     

    HH

  5. TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown) on

    Awe Naw appears to be in very good voice today.

     

     

    letthepeoplesingCsC

  6. lincolnshire poacher on

    The SPL is a commercial organisation, its priorities is to make a rate of return for its shareholders (12 SPL clubs). Doncaster as Chief Executive is merely doing his job by down playing the impact of liquidation of RFCIA.

     

    The SFA is the regulatory body and they shoul be charged with taking action against RFCIA by withdrawing licence, suspending or expulsion.

  7. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown

     

     

    Wait to you see wan of his Youtube videos.

  8. Greenock Morton Boys Club play in the Glasgow and District League.

     

     

    Port Glasgow Juniors plays in the Dumbarton and District leagues.

     

     

    all seems foreign to me.

     

     

    tal.

     

     

    ———————

     

     

    us Tims in the office have just sent out for ice creams, paid for by the petty cash. Lets see who turns one down.

     

     

    heheheeehhe

  9. TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown) on

    The Spirit of Arthur Lee

     

     

    Any links ???????

  10. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    (Morning, today’s forecast calls for blue skies)

     

     

    Sun is shinin’ in the sky

     

    There ain’t a cloud in sight, it’s stopped rainin’

     

    Everybody’s in their play and don’t you know

     

    It’s a beautiful new day, hey hey hey

     

     

    Runnin’ down the avenue (pant, pant, pant)

     

    See how the sun shines brightly in the city

     

    On the streets where once was pity

     

    Mr. Blue Sky is living here today, hey, hey, hey

     

     

    CHORUS

     

    Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why

     

    You had to hide away

     

    For so long (so long) where did we go wrong?

     

    [Repeat]

     

     

    Hey, you with the pretty face

     

    Welcome to the human race, a celebration

     

    Mr. Blue Sky’s up there waitin’, and today

     

    Is the day we’ve waited for, oh, oh, oh

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    Hey, there Mr. Blue

     

    We’re so pleased to be with you

     

    Look around see what you do

     

    Everybody smiles at you

     

    [Repeat]

     

     

    Mr. Blue Sky,

     

    Blue Sky, Blue Sky

     

    Mr. Blue Sky

     

     

     

    Mr. Blue, you did it right

     

    But soon comes Mr. Night, creepin’ over

     

    Now his hand is on your shoulder

     

    Never mind, I’ll remember you this…

     

    I’ll remember you this way

     

     

    CHORUS

     

     

    Hey there, Mr. Blue (sky)

     

    We’re so pleased to be with you (sky)

     

    Look around see what you do (blue)

     

    Everybody smiles at you

  11. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown)

     

     

    I am sure Awe Naw being the man that he is will post a few of them .

  12. The Token Tim on

    navanbhoy @ 1416

     

     

    Celtic (or more accurately Dermot Desmond) has been actively trying to find ways to gain entry into another league – almost certainly the EPL, but possibly also another English league – for many years.

     

     

    He talks openly about that issue in Graham McColl’s “The Official Biography of Celtic – If You Know the History” published in 2008. (Chapter 3 is the relevant one).

     

     

    Brian Quinn also mentioned how the Championship Clubs had a vote on Celtic and the huns being admitted into their league back when ITV Digital went bust. It looked likely it was going to go in our favour until the vote was leaked to the Observer who published on it. This resulted in the FA stating they were against it and so the vote changed and the motion lost. Albeit according to Mr Quinn, only narrowly: “We got very close, very close indeed”

     

     

    He said the vote result was down to 2 or 3 individuals (whom he wouldnt name) actively campaigning against our invitation and it was they who informed the FA of the upcoming vote in addition to the Observer.

     

     

    Perhaps there are new moves afoot of course.

     

     

    Either way DD has always been an active advocate of our moving to a bigger, more competitive League. resulting in us becoming: “…a bigger football club and a better football club and I think that’s a position that’s rightfully Celtic’s”!

     

     

    HAIL! HAIL!

     

    Token

  13. ha-ha Stupid huns…

     

     

    CONTRARY to reports in today’s press, Rangers will not be playing a pre-season friendly match with Belgian side Cercle Brugge.

     

     

    The Belgian club carried a story on their official club website including Rangers as part of their pre-season programme.

     

     

    This was picked up by a number of media outlets in Scotland, but there are no plans in place for such a match.

     

     

    The club has not finalised plans for pre-season matches and when such details are put in place an announcement will be made through official channels.

  14. South Of Tunis on

    Quintessentially British FC play in Scotland .

     

     

    Alex Salmond [ leader of the Scottish National Party and current First Minister of Scotland ] thinks they are a vital part of the fabric [ presumably tartan ] of the nation.

  15. Rangers fans celebrating tomorrow. It’s 40 years since they were banned from European competition for two years, reduced to one on appeal.

  16. TopCorner on 23 May, 2012 at 14:32 said:

     

    “Pollok Juniors play in Shawlands, man.”

     

     

    Naw they don’t – it’s even more complex than that!. Pollok’s home ground is squeezed in between la Gare de Pollokshaws West and the Newlands Morrisons. It is effectively its own little Principality.

  17. I may have missed it but has there been any word from the SPL about the Rangers fans sectarian singing at the Kilmarnock game 18th February? Maybe they will still be disciplined?

  18. I worry how Scottish football is perceived outside our borders after Dungcasters appalling paraleipsis & improvidence…the man has quacked so much he has turned himself into a duck for the shooting gallery.

  19. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    ‘Krakatoa East of Java’ is a brilliant film, made even more brilliant by the fact that Krakatoa is west of Java.

     

     

    DBBIA/Don’texplodeChris!CSC

  20. An Fear Dearg on

    Nollaig Shona do gach duine! Well it IS Christmas morning, or is it just me?!

  21. Dontbrattbakkinanger on 23 May, 2012 at 14:48 said:

     

    ‘Krakatoa East of Java’ is a brilliant film, made even more brilliant by the fact that Krakatoa is west of Java.

     

     

    Depends which way you’re facing,or running away from.

  22. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    ‘From a biological perspective, the Krakatau problem refers to the question of whether the islands were completely sterilized by the 1883 eruption or whether some life survived. When the first researchers reached the islands in May 1884, the only living thing they found was a spider in a crevice on the south side of Rakata’.

     

     

    ‘At least I’m no’ a Hillbilly’ said the spider gazing out through his hundreds of eyes at the cataclysmic devastation, before he ran under a rock, of which there was a profusion.

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