Regan on SFA acting without fear


“The Scottish FA has a responsibility to all its members and must implement its rules without fear or favour”.  Stewart Regan, SFA chief executive, 24 April 2012.

What chance the SFA will be able to act without fear now?  I don’t imply they will act without favour, but do you believe SFA panellists can act without fear?  Anyone who participates in Rangers appeal process and upholds their punishment will act despite fear.

This process, one of the most important the SFA has dealt with in years, has been subverted, and that calls for a far greater sanction that any already imposed.

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  1. rangers via ally mcoist have laid down a marker for future panelists do so


    at your own risk when judging rangers i defy anyone to say this wont affect


    how these panelists come to their decision regarding rangers its only human


    nature to look out for your own safety.

  2. For those who are wondering how effective the huns boycott campain is proving to be, the answer, going by this wee gem from the Rangers Media site, is: not very well. Not very well at all.




    ”Dear Mr Mcgarvey,



    With reference to your recent feedback received regarding the partnership of Vauxhall Motors and the Scottish Football Association. Please see below the official statement released by Vauxhall regarding this matter:



    “Vauxhall is the lead partner of the SFA and proud supporter of Scottish men’s and women’s international football from grass roots to senior level. Quite correctly it is the sole responsibility of the SFA as to how they implement their governance procedures across all their constituent clubs.”




    Yours sincerely,



    Vauxhall Motors


    0800 953 1617



    For and On Behalf of Vauxhall Motors”

  3. The SFA need to ask themselves one question – what’s the best way to deal with a bully? Do you give in to demands or stand up to them.

  4. Was showing a few Irish boys at work the Tricolour Kit. Man Utd & Liverpool fans, All said they would buy it. (If real)



    Reckon this strip would be a best seller.

  5. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    I was a little … a smidgeon surprised to hear Jim Spence on BBC advocate a return to the SFA closed door era.



    I expect a “mafia for the mediocre” campaign to try and unsettle the SFA modernisation process and to convert it into a gies Newco awe the haunders you can gie us until we are back in our rightful place.



    That why Celtic PLC must be under no mistake.



    The Throat needs slit and deeply



    HAil HAil

  6. TTT



    honest Ally …aye right



    we`ve all seen the youtube vidoes of his cheap shots



    we all remember the wee wink with Cousin after McManus lay stricken



    Hun is a Hun is a Hun …and Ally is a Hun



    he should be carpeted for this Lenny would have been hung out to dry

  7. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Do Vauxhall make a car big enough to accommodate someone the size of Dark Wingmall anyway?

  8. Wouldn’t it be beautiful if in the middle of all this gnashing of teeth and blaming a combination of Craig Whyte and the SFA, the FTT verdict was returned ?

  9. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Are they really advocating the boycott of milk?


    That’s surely good news for the SFA. Scotland may once again produce a new generation of bandy legged wingers.

  10. !!Bada Bing!! on 26 April, 2012 at 13:03 said:



    Kittoch-Sporting Lisbon was my first impression too,socks should be hoops or plain white.








    Did you know Celtic’s socks from 1903 till 1932 were black?


    I was informed of this by, I can’t remember :(, on the blog a few days ago. So it is part of our tradition.



    I like them!

  11. I was listening to RS last night English stated that the huns would have had a representative at the meeting



    therefore MCCosit knows full well who was on the panel and was playing up to the hun bully boy we arra peepil idiots



    disgraceful behaviour

  12. tomthelennytim on

    Driving up for the game early Sunday morning and back down again after the match. Room in the car if anyone needs a lift.

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    HE Fighting Rangers Fans Fund has raised over £40,000 so far and club legends Walter Smith and Sandy Jardine have today urged fans to sign up for the ‘1872 Sponsored March’ that takes place at Ibrox on Sunday 20 May and will help boost the Fight even further.



    Fans who wish to register for the march – which will be 1 Mile 872 yards with a necessary tea break at 1 mile 690 yards- can download an application form or contact Supporters Liaison Manager Jim Hannah on now.



    There are 1872 places available for the event that kicks off at noon on Sunday 20 May and fans must register by Wednesday 16 May 2012 with a suggested minimum donation of £100 in order to take part.


    If more that 1872 places are allocated a second grouping of 1690 will be targeted.



    Fans from Govan to America have really stepped up and shown their incredible backing for Rangers in what has been a difficult last few months and supporters have made a positive difference to their beloved club.



    Supporters can also contribute right now by making donations on the day or bringing along a can of food that would normally be appropriated for Africa



    Further cash suggestions



    • Donate old mobile phones


    • Donate precious metals. Lead roofing, car batteries etc.


    • Ginger bottle collection. Barrs will double any sum raised this way.


    • Old Newspaper collection for recycling



    Full details on the 1872 March and how to make a donation to the Fund can be found on



    Former Rangers Manager Walter Smith said: “It has been an extremely difficult time for everyone associated with Rangers but the supporters have shown unbelievable commitment to our club throughout the administration process and deserve great credit.



    “I encourage all fans to sign up for the 1872 March and back this campaign as their support will help safeguard the club’s future.”



    Sandy Jardine added: “The club has been inundated with messages of support from fans throughout the world and everyone associated with Rangers has shown their unwavering loyalty during these difficult times.



    “Now more than ever, we need their backing and I know supporters will continue to do all they can for the Club they love.”

  14. Honest Mistake, only the brave.



    Token Tim, indeed.



    voguepunter, not at all.



    lovejoysalegend, it would be safer that way.



    docdocthedoc, aye, need to win on Sunday.



    Che, cheers.



    nothing without fans, indeed.

  15. The Tricolour kit is a spoof.



    So I have been informed.


    I will not disclose the identity, address or telephone number of my informant :)

  16. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    We Are Victims



    Thu, Apr 26, 2012 10:00 AM



    RANGERS boss Ally McCoist has reiterated his belief that the season-long transfer embargo imposed by the SFA’s judicial panel is inherently wrong and will be robustly appealed.



    He has also reaffirmed his belief that the three-man panel who made this decision should be identified to the public at large in the spirit of transparency.



    However, he has urged all supporters to desist from any form of threatening behaviour which, he says, would do a dis-service to the club and disgust him.



    He said: “I would like to make quite clear my position in relation to the decision by the SFA’s judicial panel which earlier this week imposed sanctions against Rangers which have far reaching consequences for our club and Scottish football.



    “I firmly believe that decisions of this magnitude should be fully transparent and everyone should have confidence in the system that has been created to deliver such a finding.



    “When I called for full transparency on Tuesday I took the view that the decision by the judicial panel should be subject to proper scrutiny. It is unthinkable in any walk of life that such a significant punishment would be meted out without full transparency.



    “I fully understand that there are difficult decisions to be taken in football and they will never suit everyone but in this day and age clarity and transparency are surely of paramount importance.



    “That said, I would not for one moment want anyone to interpret my remarks as a signal to engage in any form of threatening behaviour. Such activity disgusts me and anyone who engages in it does Rangers Football Club nothing but harm. No Rangers supporter should get themselves involved in it – not now nor at any time.



    “Our focus has got to be firmly on ensuring that the Club’s case in appealing the sanctions imposed on us is put forward robustly and in the appropriate manner.



    “Rangers Football Club was a victim of what happened during the tenure of Craig Whyte. The Club was not an accomplice, a co-conspirator nor a perpetrator of wrongdoing.



    “We suffered from it and still are. I hope that our appeal can be dealt with by the SFA as quickly as possible as the situation for the Club and the possible ramifications for Scottish football are very serious.”

  17. If it was Celtic, it would never have got this far for a hundred million reasons.



    But see if it was us, I would have chucked it by now.



    To look your children in the eye and continue to encourage their support and emulation of your passion for your football club would, under these circumstances, be unjustifiable.

  18. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    aldersyde ave..,


    The repecussions for anyone in this country taking any rangers associated decisions have now been made dangerous.


    The sfa have no option but to protect their staff, therefore tey must take up the UEFA Compliance Officers offer of assistance.

  19. There was certainly plenty of transparency yesterday from Ally…I, for one, could see right through the sausage eater.

  20. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 26 April, 2012 at 12:50,



    Celtic FC are playing this exactly correct.



    Say nothing!



    Rangers have been given the rope and are in the process of hanging themselves. Anything Celtic could say now would be seen as hugely self serving. It might be frustrating for the Celtic support but there is simply no benefit to speaking up.



    Nope… say nothing. We can use our influence behind the scenes obviously.




  21. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    If, if , if!!!!!



    Go and buy yourself a comic and cheer up!

  22. Blindlemonchitlin on

    I was having my lunchtime wallow ion the dark side. I like to guage the mindset. I find is fascinating in the same way it’s impossible, no matter how you try, not have a wee peek when you drive past a road accident.



    A couple of things occurred to me.



    Firstly, as their situation becomes ever more desperate, the more militant they are becoming. The hard core element are coming to the fore and the reasonable types are being marginalized. The reaction to the outing of the SFA 3 is illuminating. The eejits regard it as a triumph for the ‘new, get tough’ attitude of the peepil and any voices of moderation, and there are a few, are being shouted down. This is a recipe for disaster. They are raging against the dying of the light, and that doesn’t take into account that their default mindset is perma rage anyway. This, since Monday, has cranked the testosterone ( no women would be so crazy) up to dangerous levels. So, what I thought anyway, was that the atmosphere is likely to be even more poisonous than normal on Sunday. Is it safe for the game to go ahead?



    The other thing which struck me, and a fellow political anorak like Gordon J will know this, is that there are clear instances in history where a Party in trouble initially resorts to appealing to the basest instincts of its core support. Going for the lowest common denominator. Becoming militant and reverting to type. Labour under Michael Foot in response to Thatcher, instead of Healey. The Tories under Duncan Smith instead of Portillo in response to Blair. Result? The wilderness years.



    Super’s tub thumping the other night has all the hallmarks of desperation. Of playing to the, very dangerous and malodorous, gallery. Rushing to militancy.



    Their wilderness years are coming on like a hurricane.



    Good. Am away to fight injustice.

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