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. praecepta on 23 June, 2012 at 20:08 said:


    Spain will now have my full attention for the next 70 minutes – got Alonso 1st goal and 3-0 @ 125/1.






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    Good luck I had Iniesta and 3-0. Still got the 3-0 though.

  2. Magnificentseven on

    KevJungle__ Murdo 78/87 on 23 June, 2012 at 20:23 said:




    DD, Bankier, PL etc….



    ye cooldny make a Celtic supporter



    oot the lot o them! imo.




    you sure about that????

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

    Kev Jungle …..shut the door behind you…

  4. Mullet and Co on

    So Rangers cheat and cost Celtic millions in lost winnings. They then go bust and Celtic are forced to pay to sustain the collateral damage imparted on the other clubs?



    One saving grace may be the infinite court cases which will soon come round. Will there be a place held over for The Rangers when they are allowed to compete by the courts in season 13/14.

  5. Burghbhoy


    Aye , I’ts one hell of a rollercoaster ride – but we WILL get there.


    Oh! by the way …Peter hasn’t “yelled” anything yet:)



  6. Hard to believe Spain have never beaten France in a competitive match ,Chiles comment.

  7. Paddy Gallagher on

    ‘the game in this country is broke, ethically and financially’




    Serve notice to every chairman, the Celtic pound has been removed from your cash flow projection.


    Let them squirm and die, they have ganged up against us for years.


    Celtic spend will be restricted to our home games.




    EPL here we come.

  8. Kilbowie Kelt on

    Surprised to see Paul taking the Hampden Mafia’s Machiavellian machinations so seriously.


    This pitiful parliament of the ‘peepul’ is simply doing what it is programmed to do.


    Happily, the rest of Scotland has grown weary of their cheating.


    There is no longer any appetite for a continuation of their obligatory supremacy.


    Scotland has had enough of it.


    The power has moved into the hands of the punters,..the customers.


    Like drowning rats the cheats will cling on to any flimsy straw, but they know,.. & we know, that the old corrupt days are gone.


    This war is over.


    The punters ( the internet bampots) have won.

  9. Kilbowie Kelt on 23 June, 2012 at 20:35 said:


    ”Surprised to see Paul taking the Hampden Mafia’s Machiavellian machinations so seriously.”




    Is one not to assume that he has been briefed by the board?

  10. deliasmith



    “I have asked this before, and never had a civil or coherent answer: Why is it acceptable to hand over 30 per cent or so of matchday income to a visiting side in the SFA Cup but anathema to do similarly for visitors in the league? ”




    Absolute Rubish!.



    You got plenty of civil and sensible replies. You obviously did not read or understand them .



    I told you that cup ties can be final, if the home team wins, with no prospect of a reciprocal home gate for the away team. League games guarantee you get as many home games against that team as they get against you. Well, at least it did until the split was invented.



    That was the reason that gate splits were different between cup games and league games. And, I have to say that if your estimate of your own intellectual ability was accurate, you should have been able to work that out yourself.

  11. Paddy Gallagher on

    PL & DD take a bow, thank-you both for being there for my club.


    Wish I could get odds on you both winning a Scottish football poker game, oops sorry you can’t get a bet after the official result.


    Serious question, why do so many on here not join in the celebrations instead of criticising all things CELTIC!!!

  12. KilbowieKelt



    Yes, spot on. There’s a bit to go in this clearly, but the war’s not being fought in the boardrooms and on the balancesheets, but on the blogs and by the bampots.

  13. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on 23 June, 2012 at 18:56 said:



    Very funny – I trust whoever did it masked their writing to remain anonymous – I can imagine the manager – “I need to know who this person was !” :-)

  14. Rodney the roofer fae Balmaha on

    Fred Torres to come on and score a double.



    France are playing into Spanish hands. How did spare ribs tear his shirt as he has hardly kicked the baw.

  15. Sky & ESPN are getting no more of my money anyway,and I’ll continue to support Celtic via Ch67 (I live a long way from Glasgow) and merchandise.


    The game is mashed if the idiots in charge of it continue.


    This all stinks to high heaven of the funny handshake brigade,the stinking corrupt masons,doing ANYTHING they can to ensure that their preferred ‘club’ can be catered to.


    The brotherhood (a gaggle of nasty individuals) are notorious in Scotland for getting the outcome they dictate,no matter how ridiculous and they don’t give a toss how they go about it.



  16. Paddy Gallagher on

    ernie lynch on 23 June, 2012 at 20:38 said:


    ‘Is one not to assume that he has been briefed by the board?




    If you doubt Paul’s word or integrity, why do you come on his site as a guest?

  17. Evening all



    Can’t get into tonight’s game at all and have started browsing a copy of a book detailing all the winners of Olympic medals. There is at least one former Celt who has won Gold. Anyone know who?



    H x 2

  18. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Celtic would beat both France and Spain.I am not watching the second half of this game.It is pish.



    Surely Germany or Portugal will win the competition?



    Let justice prevail for the sake of my own sanity.

  19. Eyes Wide Open on

    The only reason France are still within touching distance is because Novo isnt up front for Spain

  20. Can I Have etc



    We can all say that or indeed say the opposite. What proof do you have.



    I suspect they won’t play football in Scotland next season whilst building for coming back with a clean slate the following season in SPL2.

  21. Having taken a deep breath and deep thought and…



    No version of the hun will play professional football in this country next season






    Tam a nod



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  22. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    Paddy Gallagher on 23 June, 2012 at 20:40 said:



    Fortunately only a VERY few Celtic fans are in that category ……. Our Board has led us through the worst recession in history, and have risen above the business strategy of cheating barstewards, who are now defunct …. And the SFA had better be VERY careful……we’ve won the war, and any shoite from SFA etc will be but a minor skirmish ….. We’ll wipe the floor with them….

  23. A bit depressed by some reactions today.



    1st THEY ARE DEAD – you’d have thought that would be enough of a start to put a smile on the faces of even the most pessamistic who frequent this blog.



    2nd Fans of other clubs have clearly lined up in support of integrity. They have reached the end of the road as far as being taken for granted by their clubs. There is a Football Spring in the offing. Something else to smile about.



    3rd WE (Celtic) now have a chance to be the major influence in shaping the future of the game in Scotland for the next 30 years without the malign influence of you know who. More to smile about surely.



    4th A league restructure is supported by many on this blog. It does not need to be taken as some sort of conspiracy or gift to Sevco or whatever. Scottish football is in desperate need of a transfusion. A chance now to do something about it. Smile please!



    5th Celtic are not in the habit of adopting a ‘devil take the hindmost’ position. That has been the philosophy based elsewhere. A new partnership with other clubs is not to be missed after waiting 90 years to arrive. Smiling?