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. Yes , I saw the front page of the Daily Rectum today and ignored it as usual, however if PB is getting worried , me , as a fully paid up worrier should be too.


    I can see, and have always thought , that the plan was always to save The Orcs at any cost. The SPL 1 & 2 is simply a good cover story. I would have been content with SFL 3 and titles stripped from the records. If it is SLP 2 and no retrospective punishment, then it`s time for “jaikitts aff ”


    Our club has done well and kept quiet , at this stage we should maintain that stance and see if this is a kite flying exercise. We need a strong statement of intent once and only once, when we know the full story.


    I read the AT blog earlier and see that he captures the feelings of some Rangers men that I have chatted with, the pity is that these type of people are rare among the ranked Orcs.

  2. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Having read tompsons blog I’ve had enough of this tit, battered wives being raised to illustrate two sides of the same coin, in a corporate governance issue. He cant find evidence of corporate mismanagement, so raises the battered wives crap, probably without any investigation into the actual evidence.

  3. If the last week has taught us anything it’s that fans of other clubs do have integrity and do wan the huns out of the league, that was a surprise but now that’s happened I’d expect fans of all clubs in all leagues in Scotland the react the same way, there’s no way the huns are getting away with it.



    Lose the hun money or lose the Celtic, their own fans and every other clubs fans money I know what will happen.

  4. Simple Ghirls and Bhoys, do not attend any away games, cancel all subscriptions to TV sports channels (with the exception of Channel 67). And as some on here have suggested, to enable Celtic to protect our money we introduce a club scheme at say £550 pounds for a year’s membership. Membership of the club a year allows you to buy a season ticket for £50.


    It really is time the board shows some leadership and some testicular fortitude. Some posters have argued that silence was the best policy regarding a vote to allow a Newco into the SPL but this is an entirely different matter. I never held with that opinion and I am uncomfortable watching other clubs make public their stance on sporting integrity whilst the Celtic PLC do nothing visible, if at all. No one really knows how they will vote. All we have is supposition. All we need do is ask ourselves what have they done throughout this debacle that is apart from stating the obvious “we do not need Rangers, or we will act in the best interests of Celtic FC” – yes but who do they consider as being Celtic FC the PLC or the support?


    And what would the consequences of Celtic making a statement- the LL blaming us for the demise of Scottish football. Let them everyone knows what and who is really at fault.


    Any club that doesn’t speak out in opposition to a Newco in the SPL or there structuring of the SFL league system to allow a Newco to enter at any level is complicit in allowing this charade to continue.

  5. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    just about every blog has had a wee dig at the Celtic one way or another, but never on the issue of corporate governance, why

  6. Kilbowie Kelt on

    Kojo on 23 June, 2012 at 17:20 said: ..


    Sorry, Kojo.


    Sorry, I meant, Sorry, Collie.


    Sorry, I meant, Sorry Momus.


    Sorry, to all the other silly aliases….



    You are a blatant FANTASIST.



    End of……….

  7. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    it’s him that keeps telling everyone his only interest is in the corporate governance aspect, yet every dig at Celtic he’s had, has nothing to do with his proclaimed subject.

  8. oglach on 23 June, 2012 at 19:15 said:



    Surely the other clubs have spoken, apart from Killie, their fans don’t want them. To me that’s why it won’t happen.

  9. oglach on 23 June, 2012 at 19:15 said:


    Sorry all written in a bit of a rush, heaps of grammatical and spelling errors, more so than usual ;-) In a wee bit of a hurry as i am just about to head out with she who must be obeyed.

  10. Angelus




    The author of that nonsense disnae understand corporate responsibility



    The lack of contrition is quite disgraceful

  11. Magnificentseven on

    oglach on 23 June, 2012 at 19:22 said:




    oglach on 23 June, 2012 at 19:15 said:


    Sorry all written in a bit of a rush, heaps of grammatical and spelling errors, more so than usual ;-) In a wee bit of a hurry as i am just about to head out with she who must be obeyed.




    what you doing going out with Mrs seven??

  12. Hi Bhoys & Ghirls.


    I know this will be off-topic but, I was speaking to an Old-Tim earlier and, he was telling me about a game v’s the huns in the 1950’s/60’s where, Sean Fallon….sorted-out hun tough guy, Sammy Baird.



    Could any CQNer,share any info on this ?



    It would be much appreciated.



    Thanks in advance.


    God Bless


    Hail Hail

  13. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    “act in the best interests of Celtic FC” – yes but who do they consider as being Celtic FC the PLC or the support?”



    thats a no brainer even TSD-kojo will agree with, they act in the best interest of the major shareholders and no one else.They have already proven by their action what they think of the support. Set the polis and security on us if we dare complain, lable us the same as the hundead support in the eyes of the world.

  14. Magnificentseven on

    I thought when I read this article that Paul had been hacked!! Surely you don’t think they could get away with this???



    I will say it again…the window has been opened, the world can see in now, it will not happen in time to save Triggers Broom FC, at best they will start from the bottom next year.



    Re-organisation will be on the agenda, and a pyramid system top to bottom is how it should be…..but it ain’t gonna happen until 2013/14 at the very earliest



    hail hail…and keep the faith

  15. Sandman No Zombie Huns In The SPL on

    The hand of Ogilive The Shameless is frantically at work behind the scenes.



    Reagan’s just a simpering gimp, a man who has discovered just how much less of a man he is than he thought he was at the beginning of all this Hun furore. I hope his holiday involves searching for his long lost spine.



    Doncaster is too busy with his angry lesbian activist activities to pay much heed; engineering himself a getout right now I’d imagine.



    Noe of those two dweebs are going to stand up to Ogilvie nor match his scurrilous antics.



    It may take Peter Lawwell to publically break silence and use Celtic’s power to slam Ogilvie into place and dictate exactly how things must be shaped.



    Right now there’s too many wee dugs yapping away, hoping to get their snouts in the bowl. Time for PL to use a rolled-up newspaper on their scabby wee erses.

  16. I’d accept Newwhitstheirname in the 1st division provided that if found guilty, they face any punishments coming their way, whatever they may be, including expulsion, no history to refer to and no promotion for 5 years. None of this would be harsh in my opinion. If none of this is acceptable to them then simply apply the existing rules.

  17. We often refer to Peter Lawwell, for good or bad reasons but it appears mainly to be the latter, but do we really have a Chairman?



    Can’t even think of his name and do we ever hear from him?

  18. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    time for the pub, bealing at Paul67 trying to get us to do the boards job again and at thompson for setting a new agenda

  19. skyisalandfill on



    Agree with you. Is it just a ‘ two cheeks of the same erse’ mentality he’s been fed by ‘neutrals’? Ever read the Scotsman’s comments? Full of that mentality.



    There is no old firm







  20. End of the day, the huns are dead. Celtic will need to take a hit. That is inevitable. How that is dictated must have been at the top of Lawwell’s agenda for months and months and months……………………………….surely!



    All the people on here who have the utmost faith in the man…….. tell me I’m right?

  21. Can I Have Raspberry On That on 23 June, 2012 at 17:16 said:


    I will say it again, hun of any variety will not be playing professional level in Scotland next season.





    Please pay attention to this man’s affirmations, he has been saying it


    for some time!


    He is absolutely right!!!


    Have faith!!


    Hail. Hail.

  22. “All three parties have


    been involved in productive


    discussions for some time on the


    subject of league reconstruction.


    “This culminated in a positive


    meeting last night, out of which the


    two league bodies will now engage


    in a wider consultation with their


    member clubs.


    “The discussions are based on the


    key principles for reconstruction


    outlined in the Henry McLeish


    Review of Scottish football:


    * One league body in the senior




    * Promotion/relegation play-off


    between SPL and SFL First




    * Single financial distribution




    * Pyramid system, with the


    potential for relegation from


    and promotion to the fourth tier


    “Further consultation will take


    place in the near future, with the


    aim of reaching a positive


    outcome on a new model to take


    Scottish football forward.”


    With just six weeks to go till the


    start of the new SPL season it


    seems highly unlikely that the new


    format could be rushed through in


    time for the 2012/13 season.


    The secrecy of the talks are bound


    to raise suspicions amongst


    supporters and are unlikely to


    encourage sponsors to be


    associated with legislators with no


    sense of responsibility or



  23. Stairheedrammy on

    Just back from the annual 7 a side tourney at Barrowfield and was surprised to see Islam Feruz turning out for one of the teams. He took some big hits and his team werent chuffed to lose to some far older guys in the final- walked away without their medals. What was feruz thinking?

  24. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    aye no doubt P67 was in a bad mood, but when this issue was confirmed to him the first thing he should have said was, what are our board going to do about it, they are paid handsomely to take care of this business, not, what can we do.


    right pub in a huff :o)

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