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. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    Celtic Underground ‏@celticrumours


    Also rumours that not every member of the football division took the same 75% wage cut as the players



    So Ally didn’t then?



    MadraRua – Would be interested to know how the law works there but wouldn’t be surprised if there is some provision for those who choose to leave under TUPE.

  2. The Ghood will prevail on

    I’m optimistic that carve up to restructure scottish football five weeks before the new season kicks off to accomodate one club, will fail. However, what is sickening is that the attempt is being made at all. If this was about any other club, the matter would have been put to bed ages ago.


    By now the game’s authorities should have made the position clear, and that position should be to uphold sporting integrity. They should have announced that natural justice dictates that any new club must apply for league membership then and earn their right to play in the upper levels. Instead, we have the game’s custodians scrabbling around desperately trying to find a loophole to get new rangers installed if not in the top division, then in the second-top. So they can come back, debt-free, after a mere season in the wilderness, despite having screwed scottish football for over a decade. All the time the EBT/’what school did you go to?’ chairman remains in situ.


    Whatever happens, Celtic and other clubs with the integrity of the sport at heart, MUST force changes at Hampden forthwith; Regan, Doncaster, Ogilvie – they must all be removed. This tawdry episode must never be repeated again. We must have custodians who are first and foremost proponents of the laws of the game. This is supposed to be a sport, after all.

  3. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Celtic_First -Green reminds me of Bernard Cribbens’ brilliant performance as a spoon salesman, in Fawlty Towers “The Hotel Inspector”

  4. This news today is hilarious, implosion before our very eyes.



    Will tell u this though these guys leaving really should be worried given the Hun support’s track record

  5. bigngreen.....I am Neil Lennon on

    So Sally McMoist was right all along they don’t do walking away………..when rats desert a sinking ship they have to SWIM away

  6. How many people do you believe would attend a big 60,000 seater stadium in the East end of Glasgow if it was not called Celtic Park and a team called Celtic did not play there?



    Hiow many would attend if there wasn’t a game?

  7. Celtic_First on

    Wee Naisy will need to practise a new goal celebration choreography.



    Unless he signs for Linfield.

  8. Surely these players can’t be leaving – Mr Green says they can’t!!! Expect this trickle of names to become a flood in the next few days … hours …

  9. Out of interest, for the new team to enter ANY league, do they not have to have a certain number of contracted players? I know from kids footie you have to name a certain amount of players before you can be accepted to the league…

  10. Celtic_First on

    Leaving TUPE aside, it doesn’t look as if the Green machine and the cheeky, chubby-chopped, chummy chappy have done a very good job of selling the new club to the players of the dead club.

  11. Estadio Nacional on

    Dont get too excited by naibalance trying to walk away.



    Tom Daley is aged 18 and comes within the transfer embargo rules for the defuncters, and some would say he would be an improvement as a replacement for naibalance.

  12. Snake Plissken on

    It seems to me that our fears about them getting a parachute into Division 1 might be academic.



    It looks quite clearly as though most of the younger players and “better” ones know that football is a short career and they need to make their money by their mid 20’s.



    At this rate will they have enough players to make up a team to play in any league?



    Where will they get money to sign players when the ones who are doing walking away walk?



    A team of journeymen bosmans and Elbows and a few who might stick around?



    Seems unlikely

  13. Off oot tae pick up the bhoy from cub camp at Auchengillan.


    Dropped him off on Friday and the midgies were the size of a man’s fist!



    Will check in later to see if the rat-list has gotten any new additions.




  14. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    What about Don-egan. Has a certain ring to it. They’re certainly putting on the agony.

  15. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    From FF:



    I’ve tried to remain positive through this whole saga. Tried to pick up my fallen comrades and keep them motivated and looking to bright future. Today I’ve just sank on my bed and had enough. I’m going to take a week of work to try pick my self up.


    Bears we’re in trouble.


    Then he tries to see the brightside:


    I’m actually looking forward to hit rock bottom so we can bounce back.


    And a fellow poster comes back with:


    Rock bottom is looking further and further away unfortunately

  16. Graham Spiers ‏@GrahamSpiers


    Chaps, a minor request: I can’t spend my Sunday debating with Rangers fans who a) think RFC innocent and b) think the Earth is flat. Sorry.



    Ho ho ho…the gift that keeps giving..

  17. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    anche gli angeli on 24 June, 2012 at 14:12 said:





    I remember the days when 40000 would turn up at CP preseason just to watch the goalposts being painted





    You have reminded me of the time the new stadium was being built in 1994. I used to look for any excuse to get over to Celtic Park after work to see how the new North Stand was progressing (much to my wife’s laughter). When I arrived there, I took up my position in the ruins of the old Rangers end along with about 100 other Tims – standing strangely silent in awe, like the statues on Easter Island – watching to see if any work was actually going on in the new stand and staring at the re-seeded pitch with no goal posts to see if we could detect any growth in the grass.



    Happy, happy days.

  18. MadraRua


    they were under contract to the dead club and have a legal right not to sign for the soon to be dead club. Their £70 a week should be safe….

  19. I worked in the Social Work offices in Springy Rd during the rebuilding period and had a great view of the construction I remember thinking when they cleared the 2 ends and the jungle I hope Fergus has the cash to finish this.

  20. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on



    How dare you defile the name of the father of Britain’s rock music, the late, great Anthony Donegan,from Glasgow.



    I would accept Dongan, though!







    What about Don-egan. Has a certain ring to it. They’re certainly putting on the agony.



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  21. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    Starry Plough …..14.11






    “act natural, act NATURAL, ACT NACTURAL” …… As big elbows approaches him from behind ….!!!

  22. It’s easy to understand how TFPLG cant do walking away… he can only do WADDLING away!



    Any truth to the rumour that he’s starring in the new C4 documentary “fatties and feeders” sponsored by Greggs?



    Last point, dpi think if any more RFCil players leave the SFA will try and bring back the soccer 6s???

  23. Stinger bell….


    I called the hbos claim phone line


    No paper or nothing



    An investigator called back a week later



    Two weeks after that I’m being told that I’m getting the whole £2300 back plus 8%

  24. From Twitter, @VFTES (Voices from the east stand, a Motherwell fans group and blog)



    Sympathy for RFC fans ends for us today after vile tweets levelled at us and MFC. No dignity, no intelligence just angry bigotry. Best dead.