SFA and Sevco agree on embargo


This evening we received clarity on two items first reported here and on several other locations months ago.  Sevco have accepted the 12 month player registration embargo handed down by Lord Carloway’s Appellate Tribunal as a condition of their application for membership of the SFA, while Fifa have granted four former Rangers players permission to sign for new clubs.

The SFA, under president Campbell Ogilvie, took every step possible to alert Sevco that if they did not accept the transfer embargo a more severe penalty would be imposed on Rangers, whose licence they are trying to acquire.  Hopes of “elimination” from the Scottish Cup as an alternative punishment were based on false logic, and were also just silly.

Sevco disputed the embargo, hoping the SFA would offer to set it aside, as it tried to set-aside so many other rules to accommodate them in recent weeks, however, the best the new company could achieve was an accommodation to allow them to stock up on players over the next five weeks in order to off-set the effects of so many players ‘walking away’.

There is a chance this decision will save Sevco a second season in the SFL Third Division but there remains many hurdles for the new club to achieve before they start and complete a football season.

No mention yet of what the SFA and SPL plan to do with the plethora of other disciplinary matters due against Rangers, or how they proposed to prevent their own independent judicial process from reaching an inconvenient verdict.

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    Why is it poor players are referred to as ‘donkeys’?There are other animals who would make much worse footballers,eels for example,or turtles.I think donkeys get a raw deal.You can’t pass without ass. ;0)

  2. Hi Paul,



    Well you called it! The AT would not re-convene, must say was a wee bit sceptical but should have known better.



    Takes a lot to make a Law Lord look ridiculous when it comes to Judicial matters.



    Never underestimate the incompetence of the Football Authorities of Scotland.

  3. lennon's passion on

    Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die on 20 July, 2012 at 22:36 said:


    Do you know if you can pick up premier sports on Virgin Media cheers in advance.

  4. Lennybhoy @2236



    Thanks for that, but I have now got it thanks to Shoosky. Cheers lads, no less than I would expect from the best Celtic blog on the planet.



    Weefra HH

  5. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on




    Do we ever wonder when anyone in power will just say to Sevco, Newco, Oldco,



    ” gonnae just take all yer ugly bile n hatred,yer lawless disregard for society and get tae…. !”



    Decent people have had enough and are sick of your stupid mentality and we re fed up with your moaning.



    Celtic Since 1888. Still going strong!




  6. Bloke


    no probs mate


    he is a season ticket holder through him being him..


    I am not because of my dislike of that man.(more financial TBH)


    I missed about 3 games last seasom..


    zomie in glasgow when we lost to St Johnstone….

  7. Foxy_1888 on 20 July, 2012 at 22:36 said:



    A good summation of Murphys strengths…horses for courses and all that.



    I wonder if the Murphy bashers are the same who gave Sammi such abuse and lambasted Celtic for re-signing our player of the year, Charlie Mulgrew.



    Back the team, back Lenny and back Celtic.



    Hail Hail

  8. lennon’s passion on 20 July, 2012 at 22:39:



    Don’t mate but their telephone number is 0871 663 9000



    WeefratheTim on 20 July, 2012 at 22:40:



    Apologies mate I originally posted promo code ‘CELTIC’ and again when you posted it didn’t recognise it. That was having re-read the e-mail…having read the e-mail again it states ‘CELTICFC’…Doh, sorry for bum steer…:(



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  9. lennybhoy





    in your job..that is my biggest thing against the man…if I can call him that

  10. Sevco



    I want to know what Love is Sevco.



    I want to leave all that Mark Hate Lie behind.



    Celtic is All about Love, the Love of Football as much as taking care of their fellow human beings around this World.





  11. Dublinbhoy on 20 July, 2012 at 22:43



    Couldnt have put it better myself.



    Murphy is a hard working pro who loves Celtic.



    Some encouragement from the assimilated tims wouldnt go amiss now and then, especially when he’s playing.

  12. There’s nothing wrong with calling individual Celtic players donkeys etc.



    However, there’s a time and place. At the game, when it matters is not that time or place.



    So long as it’s not vitriolic and repetitive then I think its fair enough. Blogs are all about opinions after all.

  13. Mrs BT is on holiday… whoop whoop..


    me? I’m having to go into Glasgow tomorrow for a swally …


    oh dear life is bad…o))




    I am in a mind to take oldtim to pastures new..



    what do you think Gods country


    or Coatbridge?

  14. Lennybhoy



    Not a problem sir, just glad you were prepared to step up and help, as I would do for any other poster on this blog.



    Weefra HH

  15. ….PFayr on 20 July, 2012 at 22:45 said:



    I don’t have blind faith in anything/one so have no real opinion of Murphy. I just have not seen enough of Daryl Murphy to make any judgement on his abilities. I do trust the people who see him train every day though. He was wanted by Ipswich so it was obviously not just Lenny that thought he had certain abilities.



    I do despair when I read obviously good Celtic supporters giving any of our players stick, hopefully they don’t bring their negativity to the games.



    Hail Hail




    That is throwing in a monster track straight off the ole Cricket Bat. Amazing and I hope you are keeping very well my old friend. If you need a chat get in touch Bro.



    I do indeed love Test Cricket where England is involved. I grew up marvelling at beefy taking on the ozzies.



    If the commentators were like their football counterparts I would have fell out of love a long time ago.



    A very tactical game the 5 day tests and the quick games don’t really interest me.

  17. Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die on 20 July, 2012



    It’s a disgrace Der Hunnes are allowed to venture into the transfer market, at any time, regardless of any ban, without at the very least having settled all their outstanding debts.



    Morally it’s reprehensible.



    I’m surprised UEFA/FIFA have agreed to this, which they must have before the SFA would have agreed to it.



    Dangerous precedent.

  18. can’t get an answer from bushytail so it’s goodnight from me..


    and its goodnight from liewell







    a href=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58′ target=’_blank’ >Primal Scream – Come Together

  20. blantyretim on 20 July, 2012 at 23:00



    What’s your problem? Ach, keep it up. You’ll end up on my Roll Of Honour at this rate lol



    Dont say you havent been warned ;-) Quite a few scalps already :-)

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