Rangers destroyed by SFA


Huge result from the SFA Judicial Panel Tribunal tonight, absolutely enormous, perhaps the biggest decision ever made in Scottish football history.  Rangers have been banned from signing players over 18-years-old, for a period of 12 months and fined £160k.

For months Scottish football has lived under some huge moral questions; would the combined forces of TV contracts, the Bank of Scotland and the formidable Rangers lobby combine to subvert the meritocratic spirit of sport and see rules written to see Rangers kept afloat.

The SFA Judicial Panel Tribunal made these questions moot.  In the event that Rangers fail to agree a CVA with creditors and emerge as a Newco, and IF that Newco is allowed to inherit the SPL share given up by Rangers, the Newco will be unable to sign any players of 18 years or older.

Although the SPL and SFA are able to transfer Rangers league share to a Newco, player employment contracts are with the current company, so players would not be contracted to any new company.  An SPL Newco would need to compete with 16 and 17-year-olds.

Conversely, there is nothing to stop a new football club, Rangers United, for example, sharing Firhill and applying to the Scottish Football League, from signing players of any age.  A new football club like this would inherit no financial or football punishment from Rangers FC.  Anyone aspiring to fill the gap left by Rangers would do well to navigate their plans in this direction.

In fact, scrub that first sentence, this is the biggest decision ever made in Scottish football history, no perhaps about it.

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  1. I hope all Tims going to the final hatefest on Sunday will act with extreme caution.


    Try to stay in groups where possible.



    The mad dogs will be out for blood.



    Sadly, I am not being flippant.

  2. Whytey: disnae affect ma life…am bevvying it up big style in yer Monaco…how are the Hampden artichokes gonni get their stinkin mitts oan ma rhinos- av goat a pappagallo lifestyle & a troupe of hockey whores & astronauts wives tae finance…am the man. The daddy. The king kong of hustlers…



    You have to agree with him on that point. Even if you disapprove of his wild bloated epicurean vainglorious ways…these rockstar fraudsters, what they like,eh?



    Incorrigible Craigy boy.

  3. “Rangers destroyed by SFA”



    Don’t think so Paul. That sounds like a MSM headline. “Rangers destroyed by David Murray and Craig Whyte” is more like it.

  4. Ok bhoys 90mins at full throttle on Sunday.


    I really really want our players to put everything they have into the game and demolish them.



    They need a lesson in football



    Tictalker talking tic

  5. Regular lurker, rare poster (use cqn for up to date news unavailable on MSM)



    ……found this on other forum…




    Breaking News


    New Consortium Enter Bid for Rangers


    Extract from report;


    “Lord Alan Sugar has placed a bid to buy Glasgow Rangers, and he has revealed the name of the consortium he is leading, The Apprentice Boys”.




    Other breaking news…



    SPL announce two minutes laughter before all games this weekend…



    The sick kids fae Yorkhill hospital are at Ibrox today visiting the players…



    The first redundancies have started in Ibrox. Two referees and four linesmen have been released from the payroll…



    See Rangers have replaced Broxi Bear wae a new mascot called Thread Bear…



    Missed the Oscars the other night, is it true Craig Whyte won best director ?



    Does anyone know how to cancel a bid on e-bay?


    I put a bid in for a wee cowboy outfit, now I’m six minutes away from owning Rangers….




  6. hamiltontim on 24 April, 2012 at 00:14 said:



    ooooops, caught!



    I will not talk about teacher behind his back


    I will not talk about teacher behind his back


    I will not talk about teacher behind his back


    . . . .



    This news must be making tonight’s work just that little bit easier.



    It will be so funny when the Season Ticket renewal letters drop through the post tomorrow morning – ahh the timing.



  7. Orcs a spheroid follicle away from liquidisation after tonight’s SFA announcement, Kyle Laugherty & Fat Sal……..if Carlsberg did Monday’s………….



    Nite all, work early doors!



    It’s been epic my friends, truly epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  8. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    ernie lynch on 23 April, 2012 at 23:58 said:



    Got it in one, my friend, ….”THEY’RE SCREWED”



    No bed for me tonight …… No way I’m going to sleep on this momentous night…..I was getting really frustrated with it all …..NOT NOW

  9. RFCIA Season Tickets, “For every season ticket you buy, I will get 10” Sir Ticketus Murray. por cierto

  10. All u get is blinking rangers on this Celtic site. Back to the football, totally distracted who do we play at the weekend?



    Oh dear

  11. enmac, a bampot stands shoulder to shoulder with Neil Lennon on

    Hugh Bonkle fae Dallas on 23 April, 2012 at 23:38 said:


    Anyone know what the Thai for Duffy and Phelps is? Maybe the superstore can print it on my shirt for Sunday.





    ดัฟฟ์ และ  เฟลป์ส

  12. ”Whyte said: “It’s a joke, a complete joke. They’ve never spoken to me.



    “[Chief executive] Stewart Regan and [president] Campbell Ogilvie had dinner with me in November and they told me it wouldn’t be a problem.”







    Perhaps it’s time for Brothers Regan and Ogilvie to consider their positions.

  13. P67,



    I’ve said for months that UEFA are watching closely and Mr B Quinn has been particularly attentive!



    The SFA had no other choice but to hammer them otherwise our participation in European competitions would’ve been at threat.



    The delicious irony is that Rankers last ever signing was …….







    Hail! Hail!




  14. Margaret McGill on

    Imagine there’s no Rangers


    It’s easy if you try


    No huns below us


    Above us only pie


    Imagine all the peepil living until May


    yoo hoo hoo hoo hoo



    Imagine there’s no cuntries


    It isn’t hard to do


    Nothing to kill or die for


    And no religion too


    Imagine all the peepil waitin for the police


    yoo hoo hoo hoo hoo

  15. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    Mushroom cloud over Ibrokes!!!



    God bless Celtic.. Brother Walfrid – Neil Lennnon and every man , woman and child to live and breathe Celtic…



    Our day is coming.. Believe!!




  16. The Omnipresent Pat Nevin on

    Craig Whyte didn’t pull his punches when he was told the news.


    He said: “Tell me how it is going to affect me? I couldn’t care less. It makes no difference to my life whatsoever – and good luck collecting the money.”



    Love that Wee Craigy Boy !

  17. James79 on 24 April, 2012 at 00:18 said:








    Do you mean Clydebank’s old stomping ground?

  18. ….but let us give ye this wee tip, we’ll be there for the League and the Cup….



    rangers BYE! BYE!






  19. Enjoyed the youth cup final tonight.



    Now tempered with the thought that Alistair may be looking to poach some of our promising players for his first team next season!



    Will Dylan McGeough do a Kenny Miller??!!

  20. Ghuys,


    Logically thinking ahead (stop laughing at the back), given that the other SFA , SPL inquiries will be populated by similar independent legal types who will similarly be confronted with overwhelming evidence against Dignity …… It seems to me that the future findings WILL be as follows:



    – stripped of the 18 leagues & cups for EBT abuse


    – all directors during this period life time ban from Scottish football


    – football licence withdrawn for a period of 2 years



    They have broken one of the big big rules governing professional football since the day it became professional …..double contracts




  21. And these bringers of disrepute are described by Salmond as the fabric of Scottish society. He should phone Whytey and promise to pay the fine from the public purse if he can get that deleted off Google.




  22. The Daily Express reported “Rangers were found to have breached rules 2, 14, 66, 71 and 325 of the SFA articles of association.”



    Is that their rule breaches or has someone just called out tonight’s bingo numbers. I’m guessing but I don’t think anyone will be shouting Full House at Ibrox next season.

  23. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    I predict a Riot (Manchester style) …… It’s the ‘Rangers way’

  24. pggtips2 on 24 April, 2012 at 00:26 said:



    Bingo! The full house must stay open – 24 hours a day except pharmacy and cafe.




  25. We need a Playlist for Sunday.



    Departing song must be Sinatra “I did it my Way” with mug shot of Murray on one of the two giant screens and Whyte on the other.

  26. coorslad



    top post Mr Hume in your car regardless of your political history is a memorable event in itself.




    For all those preaching caution on sunday. aye ok.


    but, only if your outnumbered.



    dont sit at the back of any bus.



    the rebels have won.

  27. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on 24 April, 2012 at 00:22 said:



    I believe……..I BELIEVE…….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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