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. It seems it’s important to ally mccoist that if anyone makes a decision, he needs to know first.



    I better let him know what I’m having for dinner tonight.

  2. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    Auld Neil Lennon heid on 24 June, 2012 at 17:54 said:



    I wish I could be patient …..I asked my son A YEAR AGO what he thought ….



    ” Dad, just sit back and watch the dominoes fall inexicribly”



    What can I say …..l blame the schools …….

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

    Naismith/Whittaker press conference.



    I wonder if they were pressured into doing this, or if they felt they owed it to the fans. They both look very uncomfortable.

  4. Should be more fun tomorrow with McGregor, Davis and others joining the party.


    Maybe they should extend the ticket deadline till July 2013.

  5. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    Celtic Mac on 24 June, 2012 at 17:57 said:



    The guys/gals at the CSA/CST,GB etc put in a lot of hard work on behalf of the members they represent and I am certainly not going to criticise the individuals or organisations. They have their democratic processes that until they decide they are no longer appropriate to today’s fast moving world, they are bound to follow.



    The original resolution was agreed on more than a week ago under their due process and today’s meeting was the next step. It is not the organisations or individuals that are at fault it is that blog land is changing EVERYTHING and it is only when something like recent events occur that realisation comes home.



    Something more representative and responsive to the needs of the Celtic support AS A WHOLE is required, I, having witnessed how things work or do not work, think the Membership Scheme and the communication element in it, is the way forward and I continue to promote it, for those reasons, with Celtic.

  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    SonsOfErin on 24 June, 2012 at 18:07 said:



    I suppose you COULD bring it up with (or all over) him……

  7. I don’t understand all the fuss about John Greigs statue walking away.



    John Greig did.




  8. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on 24 June, 2012 at



    Out of the mouths of babes. Remember that love is many things but the first is that it is patient. Clever lad you have there :)

  9. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    roy croppie on 24 June, 2012 at 18:12 said:



    I heard from a CQNer with a contact that McGregor is next.

  10. Hoop hoop Hooray on

    Now they are deid you can still play pass the parcel when watching live games on tv with your mates. A fiver each in a beer tumbler and you hold it till the ball goes out for a goal kick throw in or corner. Once the balls out you pass it on. Whoever is holding it when the first goal goes in keeps the cash. Does crank up the excitement somewhat. Especially if theres a right few of you in it.

  11. Soon, very soon, Moisty will be gazing haggardly into the mirror, muttering wildly, “Who is this man? What is his name? In the interest if transparency I demand to know….”


    Fade to black.

  12. “There’s no history there”



    As Archie might have said…”OOOFFTTT!”



    I bet this quote appears in precisely none of the MSM stories about the Great Walkaway tomorrow.



    Because it exposes this sham for what it is:



    * On what basis can Sevco register players?


    * On what basis can Sevco appeal to the SFA?


    * On what basis can Sevco threaten properly registered and affiliated clubs with legal action?



    Sevco is a shell. An off-the-shelf company which exists in the murky netherworld between corporate life and death. At the moment, it is nothing, it doesn’t trade, it owns few assets, it is not affiliated with a professional league or a recognised footballing body.



    It is a chimera. At best it is the ghost of RFC, haunting those who have turned up to the funeral…