Record correct, SFA prepare to disband Appellate Panel


This morning’s article in the Daily Record is not a work of fiction.  They reported that SFA chief executive Stewart Regan’s “bid to deliver a broad consensus over the way forward also involved discussions over the appellate tribunal’s transfer embargo on Rangers.”

In short, the SFA discussed changing their rules to disband the Independent Appellate Panel process before instructing Lord Carloway to sit in response to the Court of Session’s rejection of his previous judgement.

With two further Independent Judicial Tribunals still to sit in judgement on the actions of Rangers, for the illegal registration of players and non-payment of social taxes during the EBT era, the SFA will also subvert these rules before ‘Rangers’ are expelled from the Association.

After the meeting Regan left for his summer vacation without instructing Lord Carloway to convene the Appellate Panel.

That’s not all.

The scam to establish an SLP 2 in order to allow the SFA and SPL to co-opt ‘Rangers’ into that league is what the governing bodies have planned for your game.

If rules are changed AFTER a club is found guilty and in receipt of a penalty in order to nullify that penalty the game in this country is broke, ethically and financially.  Having established independent judicial panels to deal with serious rule breaches the SFA cannot do Rangers bidding without removing all judicial oversight.

We’re back to the days of George Peat walking in and out of hearings for the Celtic manager.

Most disturbingly of all, YOU are the cash cow for this outrageous enterprise.  With Rangers gone from the SPL Celtic fans bring all the commercial and television income into the game, and are set to buy more away ground tickets than all other clubs put together.

You are expected to continue to cough up for tickets to Tynecastle, Rugby Park etc, and subscribe to ESPN and Sky Sports – money which will divvied up among SPL 1 and SPL 2 teams, as well as they rest of the Scottish Football League clubs, to compensate for them missing out on a ‘Rangers’ game.

You will also pay more money for those tickets than any other group of fans in the league.  Why don’t you just write a cheque to Kilmarnock, Falkirk or Cowdenbeath today?

This nonsense will not bring another £1 into the game, all it will do is redistribute money from your pocket to clubs who care nothing for you.  Partick Thistle yesterday released a statement on their site, “We believe Scottish football needs to be restructured, financial distribution needs to be fairer for all clubs”.

“Financial distribution needs to be fairer”!  Patrick Thistle get to keep all their ticket sales, commercial and other income.  By “fairer” they mean they want some of your money.  If you agree with them, write them a cheque, but if you disagree, you better figure out what to do next.

Thoughts that some great victory has been achieved are premature.   Prepare for the next instalment.

Our domestic competition is, at best, uninspiring.  This disgusting land-grab for your cash will destroy our ability to compete in Europe, and it’s not just the senior team who will suffer.  The Celtic youth system costs millions to operate each year, don’t fantasise that it will survive intact.

Celtic currently employ 27 Scotland youth internationals.  They are almost single-handedly carrying the future of our national team.  This attempt to bleed your club dry will devastate all areas, with subsequent consequences for the Scotland team.

It’s not often I’ve told you the Daily Record have nailed a story but this one is on the money (your money).  I’m at a loss as to what to do next.

We cannot accept this.

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  1. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    ElDiegoBhoy on 23 June, 2012 at 21:18 said:



    One would only have to ask the question,whom appointed both Doncaster and Regan to their positions of power in the first place?

  2. Garygilledoieshamstring



    Ronnie was in the GB side that got 4th. Scotland’s international team was disbanded shortly afterwards !






    If Ronaldo plays as he did the other night they have a chance. And if he does I’ll want them to

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

    praecepta on 23 June, 2012 at 21:35 said:





  4. Paddy Gallagher on

    Gaun for a pint to celebrate our greatest victory since Lisbon, magic to have the mind set to enjoy OUR victories rather than to dwell on ill-informed negatives.

  5. Malorbhoy



    Hello old friend.



    Just a wee note to say that Pat O’R finished up last week.

  6. Not a single bead of sweat visible on any Spanish player. They never got out of 1st. gear. France remained neutral.


    Truly disappointing game hence my faffing about on here all the way throughout.


    CQN far more interesting than Iniesta. Who’da thought?!



  7. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Paddy g…,


    Just you keep tugging your locks ya second class citizen, enjoy being a victim.

  8. EDB



    How’s it Gaun Jock, you will soon be the only auld haun left, unless you shoot VD and TH (Ha HA)

  9. West Wales Celt on



    A glass half empty leader I feel.



    So, if I summarise correctly, the football establishment seek to re-allign the league structure so that NewCo can be started in SPL2, free from further punishment.



    The bribe to other clubs is the ‘saved’ Sky dosh and the trickle down of financial redistribution.



    The establishment has been attempting to promote the interests of the huns from the start of this process. That the latest establishment position has drifted to this should not be a surprise. Neither should it be received as a statement of what will be. It is as aspirational as the earlier anticipation of a cruise through the CVA process and a return to ‘rightful dominance’.



    Football fans are making their voices heard, their power felt. They shall overcome. Are you listening Messrs Regan and Doncaster?




  10. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Easy victory for Spain in a poor ,poor game.


    Still think they’ll win the tournament.

  11. 6y heaven,


    was the last line of your last comment the newcos results for the start of the season

  12. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    ElDiegoBhoy on 23 June, 2012 at 21:38 said:



    What do you mean, OLD friend.?……you’re older than Malorbhoy, and that’s old …..!!!!!!!!

  13. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    As expected, nothing but forelock tugging and drivel, not a single counter argument. Or even pro board argument, just the acceptance of your place.


    No for me, respect must earned, a long way to go yet.

  14. EDB



    Another Legned (yes i ment to spell it wrong for a change) gone still look on the bright side all his overtime will be up for grabs



    67 heaven



    You and i will be having serious words when i see you next season (He HE)

  15. Paddy Gallagher on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 23 June, 2012 at 21:40 said:




    Paddy g…,


    Just you keep tugging your locks ya second class citizen, enjoy being a victim




    Prefer to think of myself as a supporter rather than a victim.


    Always saddened when a fellow CQN contributor turns to insult rather than agreeing to differ in opinion, but hey-ho it takes all kinds to build and unite a support.

  16. So rather than deal properly with a club that has cheated for years and years the SFA are going to reward them by promoting their old/new (not quite sure) club with instant two promotions.



    The biggest scandal in biggest club history just go bigger. With the SFA aiding and abetting the cheats of Scottish Football.

  17. hailholyceltic on

    Help please


    Anyone know checks required to pay season ticket by 10 month instalments.anyone been turned down


    Thanks for any info

  18. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 23 June, 2012 at 21:40:



    How many jars did you have in that pub?

  19. Tricoloured Ribbon on



    There’s a long,long way to go yet before this mob are completely gone.


    We know that.What’s up with ye buddy? Yer in right bad form tonight.

  20. Paddy Gallagher on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 23 June, 2012 at 21:48 said:



    Maybe you can explain what enjoyment you get from supporting Celtic, better board? Better team, better manager, better support?



    Enjoyment and satisfaction/contentment are frames of mind surely?

  21. TT



    No Probs, i am booked as an evening guest , be there during the day watching the great golfers though


    booked into the Ceder Inn I beleive Old Tim is booked in as well, only problem is if our first home game is not switched to the Sunday will need to get from Aberdour to Celtic Park

  22. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    neil canamalar



    An attack on Paddy gallagher is an attack on us all!




  23. Really depressing article, Paul.



    I wish Regan and Doncaster would just be honest and say they are doing all this purely to save some form of RFC. I hate being taken for a fool, and to expect us to believe that revisiting the (long ignored) McLeish proposals, six weeks before the start of the season, is motivated by interest in the game as a whole, is simply risible.



    I think we can now safely say that Scottish football – and possibly Scotland itself – is little more than a banana republic. There is is no honesty or integrity left at the top levels of the game. The nation is in thrall to powerful vested interests, and oversight of corruption is minimal.



    Celtic have said nothing so far, and this has probably been a wise call. But I really feel a statement needs to be forthcoming now. We cannot call ourselves Scotland’s leading club if we remain mute during the greatest crisis the game has seen.



    I think it’s at the stage now where unless Celtic do say something (and all they need to say is that the existing rules of the SFA and SPL should be adhered to), then it would appear that our club hierarchy are content to go along with this stitch up.



    Which would be incredibly damaging, and very, very, sad.

  24. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Paddy g…,


    It depends on what you call supporting, especially when it’s an inabity to see the truth.


    Supporting the team is not the same as supporting a board who vilify and condemn the support.

  25. Auld Neil Lennon heid on




    Fears often do not come about and I agree with jimtim on being careful not to break a fragile alliance with other clubs’s supporters that has met the fear of a vote of Newco into the SPL.



    Ways of sharing that recognise the natural need to take care of self but recognising taking care of others is also taking care of self are surely not beyond the Celtic wit and ethos?

  26. Paddy Gallagher on

    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! on 23 June, 2012 at 21:55 said:




    neil canamalar



    An attack on Paddy gallagher is an attack on us all!








    Naw yer no ya big eejit, your just my big pal :-)))

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