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. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    What’s the chances of “retaliatory threats” getting reported v McCoist in the MSM ?






    would need to be from someone with a rather large harpoon.

  2. Just seen that Raith chairman there I think the guy looks scared,the wee fat slug should hand his head in shame, Uefa should noe deal with Rangers,SFA should take nothing more to do with this.

  3. are you not supposed to be judgedby your peers not your supporters conflict



  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 26 April, 2012 at 13:38 said:


    I think the club should respond only when there is something to respond to. Examples would be if the 10th clubs pushed through rule changes that ease Newcomer back into the SPL. If the SFA appeal reduces the punishment on Rangers. Most importantly when the FTT rejects the appeal, that will expose the 2 contracts as indisputable fact. Along side that last point when the SPL enquiry delivers it’s verdict and punishment. Deal in facts not speculation or, as yet, unproven accusations(even if we now how the outcomes should go).


    What are your opinions on the point.

  5. !!Bada Bing!! on

    ASonOfDanIf the Polis are looking for Dingwall,STV studios is as good a place as any.

  6. Is anyone else having trouble refreshing the page with the wee arrow in the address bar and the F5 button???



    I need to press the home button the skip to the last page I was reading.

  7. Tamlaghtduff Bhoy on

    Even without the transfer embargo on rangers, I didnt think they would be in a situation to sign anyone next season. They got off very lightly.


    Chelsea got a similar ban a few years back, i think. Cant rem the reasons for it but im sure it wasnt as bad as their blue sisters in glasgow!

  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    I have said on here many times that we shouldn´t interrupt our enemy while they are making a mistake. No good would. But a good leader would give a nod and a wink to his own men. The absence of this worries me greatly



    Were the recently announced new SPL resolutions not something that we could/should have responded too ?



    But we didn´t. Our reaction to that was the exact same as the new legislation.



    Possibly due to us being the part architects of the new legislation ?



    I can bide my time. I think we have played it well but I expected to hear a few coughs and splutters recently. SPL resolutions, Calum Murray lies, Calum Murray appointment.




    Hail Hail

  9. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    OGR, on Tuesday was talking about some news to break that would render any appeal insignificant….did this happen? did i miss it? or is it still to break?




  10. Season ticket deadline: club says it is 18th May.



    Season ticket deadline: my deadline is when I I know if I am buying a ticket for a league or a cartel.

  11. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Walter Smith fears Rangers would be in danger of being relegated from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League if the Scottish Football Association carry out sanctions imposed on the club.



    The administration-hit Glasgow giants were hit with a £160,000 fine and a 12-month embargo on registering players over the age of 17 by the SFA’s judicial panel.



    Rangers will appeal the punishment, which was handed out by the independent panel after finding the club guilty of five charges in relation to their finances and the appointment of Craig Whyte as chairman.



    But Smith believes Rangers would be unable to compete in the SPL under such constraints and the former Ibrox boss insists the whole of the top-flight would suffer as a result.



    He said: “I don’t personally know who was on that panel but I think it should be footballing people. In many ways, they have maybe underestimated the problems Rangers have at the present moment.



    “They have gone into administration and they have had to make arrangements with players who, at the end of the season, can walk away.



    “In the circumstances they are in, the majority of them might take that option.



    “With no way to replace them, it means that Rangers could effectively be playing a team that is full of under-18 players. In that situation, relegation would face the club.



    “Despite all the joy that a lot of people might be taking at the situation that Rangers are in, no-one – especially in the SPL – wants to see Rangers leave with the support they carry and the amount of money they bring to the league itself.



    “The sanctions they have given would, in my mind, put them in danger of relegation and every club in the league would suffer then.”

  12. Fantasma is Neil Lennon on

    What McCoist has done here would have been classed as “Attempting to Pervert the Course of Justice” if these were criminal proceedings brought against his club. Effectively, he’s guilty of ‘nobbling the jury’.


    In criminal proceedings, this is a very serious charge, and as such, the SFA should be duty bound to charge him accordingly.


    I won’t be holding my breath waiting for this though.


    If it had been Neil Lennon, on the other hand…………

  13. My season ticket has went up £31 for next year. Is this to offset the lack of derby games? Does Lawwell know something we don’t?

  14. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Normally agree on board stuff, but right now I thought releasing the new strip was the best response possible, a show of a future.



    For me this is the most inflamitory stage of the whole process, if the board make any comment on corruptions “troubles” they will become the main target for aggression, and from what I’m witnessing they are looking to make an example of anyone standing up to them. If they cant find anyone they will eat themselves, The last thing we need is anything coming from the board that will make us a target.


    This should get legal, if its going legal then you dont want to show your hand too soon.

  15. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Could someone post that list of creditors that was on here abt 3 weeks ago? Just summit id like to check thanks. I had cut it out of the paper but mrs j has been doin some high dusting!!

  16. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Might’ve kent heid goat botherer from the chequered lobby would be wheeled out to put pressure on those of a lesser degree.



    Watty should just be worried his part in the 9iar isn’t getting looked into.

  17. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Fantasma is Neil Lennon



    Terry Butcher accused Vincent Lunny of presiding over a Kangaroo court and recommended a getting fleet of ambulances ready for counteracting the effects of his pronunciations



    Guess what happened to Terry ?



    Vincent Lunny is an ex British soldier right ?



    Hail Hail

  18. dixiebhoy69 on 26 April, 2012 at 14:25 said:



    My ticket price has been frozen or minor increase for 4 years. Inevitable increases this year no matter the RFC!A situation.



    I’d happily pay 2x £31 more for a fair league without THEM in it!!!!

  19. Steinreignedsupreme on

    That is not an apology – that is more of Billy Bunter’s sinister agenda.



    Once again he talks about lack of ‘transparency’ as though the SFA conduct these affairs in an inactive volcano, when he knows who the three people are because Administrators representing his stinking tax dodging club were sitting at the same table as them.

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  21. iki on 26 April, 2012 at 14:21 said:


    Season ticket deadline: club says it is 18th May.



    Season ticket deadline: my deadline is when I I know if I am buying a ticket for a league or a cartel.



    welll said mate


    why put money into a so caledl sporting competion which would be no more than wwf with goal posts



    no to newco




  22. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    John Beattie interviews Graham Spiers today. The interview is at the following link and runs from 0:09:40 to 0:16:14





    Listening to Speirs he is saying McCoist did not mean to cause the problems he has. However it begs the question, if he knew the panel names why did he ask who they were?



    That is the question that the SFA have to ask McCoist as well as who told him.



    Speirs does say McCoist is culpable but should not be punished. If he did not know the names. I’d maybe buy that – just- but if he did know the only conclusion can be he was stirring it.



    He should be questionned by the SFA in any case..

  23. Apparently it is not enough that RFC should suvive, that RFC should retain SPL status in any circumstance BUT that they should be allowed extra leeway to make sure they can challenge for trophies!



    What planet are these people on? Surviving in the top flight not enough. A tranfer embargo will allow other teams not to lose to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. is it normal for a known supporter to be on a panel to decide on that clubs



  25. Season ticket = £609, £30.45 per game for 20 games (19 league, 1 CL qualifier).


    Ticket v St Johnstone on sale at £26, v Hearts at £29.



    Financially, what is the motivation for supporters to buy a Season Ticket when you can buy tickets for individual games cheaper. Its not as if we are playing to packed houses, average attendance is <50k and has been for several seasons.

  26. Kayal33 on 26 April, 2012 at 14:36 said






    I don’t pay that so my average works out better!


    Take your point though and of course this is an issue for Celtic plc in the event RFCIA go the way of all flesh.

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