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. Monaghan1900 on

    Steinreignedsupreme on 24 June, 2012 at 15:50 said:



    I used to think we called them “thick” for a laugh. Is there any group of people on the planet that is so utterly devoid of grey matter? Have they any idea of the hilarity they are affording us? With all this celebrating, the only thing preserving my waist size is laughter – it fair takes it out of me.




  2. 5th generation on

    Saltires from a few pages back…….



    Thanks for sharing that story with us and more power to you sir for stepping up to the plate.



    We know many decisions can be made on the strength of a nod and a wink etc outwith proper process.



    I agree , make them follow the rules and call them out when they don’t.





    To detox that brand you’d have to detox their fans.



    I can only think of one way of doing that,and it’s illegal,sadly.

  4. James Doleman ‏@jamesdoleman


    A #Rangers supporting friend just told me that Naismith leaving means they “may struggle to win the SPL next year” #bless



    I would just like to state publicly that Starry Plough has not one bit of sympathy with RFC or any of their followers, players, managers, directors or anyone associated with their club, past or present..

  5. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Monaghan1900 on 24 June, 2012 at 16:01:



    Some of them do have a blind spot when it comes to logic.

  6. I have just come on after doing my Sunday duties and preparing dinner. I was looking forward to a nice lamb joint that I had carefully made non-succulent in order not contract pro-‘them’ e-coli. Now I fear I may not even be able to face the ‘treated’ meat as I witness the extreme emotions being expressed on this site. I had read Paul’s piece before retiring last night and I must confess to having the most disruptive night’s sleep in many weeks. I was more upset because my euphoria had reached heights that not even my wife has managed to induce after ‘hundreds’ of years. I had actually convinced myself that the rancid stink that had continuously infested the atmosphere of Scottish football was about to be finally eradicated. Fresh clean air at weekends and ‘midweeks’ was a real prospect and how my ageing lungs and ‘dicky’ heart had yearned for it. Then, as I drew my last daily breath last night, thankful that The Lord had given me another joyous twenty four hours and that all was right with the footballing world, in spite of the dreadful European game earlier on, Paul’s nuclear bombshell blasted me to the four corners and catapulted me violently and ferociously out of my bedtime reverie. A normally confused mind became a chaotic, demented, mental wreck inside my head. Utterly panic stricken, I frantically surfed and searched to find Paul’s rectification, his retraction, his renunciation, his anything. Exhausted and in despair I gave up after several hours and retired to bed seeking comfort in manufactured dreams of good things to come. This morning I awoke with trepidation but after greeting the Lord and having a ‘half full’ glass of milk, I was content that last night had been a disturbing mixture of hallucination and nightmare. I went about my Sunday duties, cleared the decks in the early hours of this afternoon and with the positive elation of an expectant father, I entered C.Q.N. fully expecting that all would be redeemed. ‘They’ would still be gone, gone for ever from our football world in neither S.P.L. nor S.F.L. leagues. Alas and alas! I read all of your sad comments. I see nothing of a recantation from Paul. I enter the realms of depression and despair. I am seeing an apocalyptic football landscape before me with stadiums now either mere shells or in total collapse and distraught football supporters, reduced to rummaging for scraps of sporting entertainment among the rubbish heaps of alternative sports. Please, please, can someone help to cheer me on this sad, sad Sunday afternoon?



    H H

  7. Ray Singh-Carr on

    “We don’t do walking away……………”



    But we do a mighty fine slither!!!!!




  8. !!Bada Bing!! on

    New New Govan Rankers player-Manager Lee McCulloch said ………..


    give it a few weeks bhoys.

  9. so ally says its still rangers still playing at ibrox.



    ok. pay your debts then




  10. Surely Naisy and Whittaker just need to read yesterday’s Record and everything will be OK!



    Or I am taking the MSM too literally?

  11. West Wales Celt on



    Jesu Mawr!


    Get a grip bud.


    Their history is gone.


    Their players are leaving.


    The deal to buy the corpse may not be completed.


    Green seems to lack funds.


    All Scottish football fans demand justice.



    Against such a back-drop the squirming efforts of the hunnish establishment are as effective as Canute against the tide…



    They’re dead and not too far off buried.


    Div 3 is the best they can hope for…

  12. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Arty on 24 June, 2012 at 16:07



    “Please, please, can someone help to cheer me on this sad, sad Sunday afternoon?”



    Having just read your post I think you may have to get some happy pills from you GP.



    In the meantime Rangers have been liquidated.

  13. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/



    Regarding the hairy hun along from the dugouts at ibrokes.


    A regular poster on here lives near him and posted his name on here a few months back.I cant remember who the CQN poster was or the hairy exhuns name or where he lives.


    My first memory of the hairy exhun was the Cadete goal at ibrokes when the myth left the technical area to celebrate a tainted goal that night. It looks as though the hairy exhun hasn’t washed, shaved or changed his clothes since.


    So to sum up……


    I dont know who the hairy exhun is.


    I dont know where the hairy exhun lives.


    I dont know who knows the hairy exhuns name.


    I dont know who knows where the hairy exhun lives.


    I hope this helps ;)

  14. Damned broadband is down again, thank goodness for the BlackBerry.



    So the first of the rats are offski and I’m sure there will be more to go.



    You would think if even wee Naisy can work out that Sevco and Rangers are two different things then the odd journalist would cotten on.

  15. Arty on 24 June, 2012 at 16:07 said:




    To cheer you up :


    1 : Tumeric is nature’s antiseptic; it’ll even do in e coli. So,if your lamb is undercooked/too succulent then if you’ve added that spice during cooking you will not suffer.


    2 : Moisty is looking so degenerate,nothing can save him.


    3 : Italia 3 – Inglaterra 1


    4 : Sevco/Hunco will fail


    4 : Ogilvie is patently compromised and will have to resign/abscond/confess all and throw himself on the mercy of the courts and go into witness protection.


    Does any of that help?


    5 : Oh yeah,I forgot,we are solvent & in Europe.


    KTF & HH !

  16. Margaret McGill on

    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! on 23 June, 2012 at 17:11 said:




  17. theglasgowcelticway on

    Stringer bell.Don’t use a company to do your PPi claim do it yourself.It’s easy to do and you’ll save yourself a good few bob.

  18. Margaret McGill on

    eddieinkirkmichael on 24 June, 2012 at 15:56 said:



    The SFA, SPL and SFL are not interested in Scottish football, Scottish football clubs , Scottish football players or Scottish footbal supporters. They are only interested in themselves, their cliques and their nice little earners. They are themselves essentially brotherly huns in arms. Thats why they have come up




    a) 2 SPL’s to save newco


    b) No remorse from the huns at having ever done anything wrong


    c) No punishment for the huns


    d) No vision.



    Everyone knows it. Unfortunately the Celtic bored operate on the same MO otherwise we would have heard what they consider as to whats important for the future of Celtic, the future of Celtic within Scottish football and what they suspect will be any financial burdens on the Celtic support.


    Still not a peep.

  19. miki67 on 24 June, 2012 at 16:26 said:


    Arty on 24 June, 2012 at 16:07 said:




    To cheer you up



    Not sure how the lamb will turn out but I has got a great big grin back! Ta, maty!



    H H

  20. leftclicktic on

    Sorry if posted before


    Breaking news from ibrox


    “John Greigs statue is trying to walk away” :))))

  21. Graham Spiers ‏@GrahamSpiers


    Blimey. At this Steve Naismith comment – ‘RangersFC no longer exists in its original form’ – the Gers flat-earth merchants will be ape-shit.



    There will be those who in the end times who try to fly the flag of the New Kings but we shall know and remember them…

  22. Let’s sign them up and start a C.F.C. in div3 if Campbell says okay.


    Please,Daddy O? Pleeeeze…


    The Walking away 11



    1. ?


    2. Whittaker




    4. Boconegra


    5. Naismith


    6. Hutton


    7. Mcabe


    8. Aluko


    9. Fleck


    10. Wylde


    11. Lafferty


    Only jokin’……



  23. Margaret McGill on

    Can I Have Raspberry On That on 24 June, 2012 at 16:46 said:



    Well Murderwell and the min huns aside ..what about Sevco choppers in the SPL or whatever is dreamt up next year?

  24. As usual Engurrland seem to ‘make it’ through the early stages never showing any real threat of being good enough to even honour Semi Final stage.



    The Italians will show them up.



    England like an ex–football team we once knew– have not an ounce of Class. They wouldn’t know what Class was if it marched down their street ….beltin out the sash

  25. West Wales Celt on 24 June, 2012 at 16:16 said:




    Jesu Mawr!


    Get a grip bud.



    Steinreignedsupreme on 24 June, 2012 at 16:24 said:


    In the meantime Rangers have been liquidated.



    Thanks for the advice guys but i think you may have missed my point. It is not Rangers I am bothered about. I am well aware they are a gonner. It is what the sneaks at Hampden seem to be planning for the new crowd and all the implications that go with it. We may know that a new club will not have the history etc. but, by God, they will still have the same support with the same refuse that hey have always carried and dumped on everyone else. If they are not completely obliterated from football, they will always be around. Wait and see. Mind you I am still drinking half full glasses. Only thing is the contents are getting stronger by the minute.



    H H