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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  1. dixiebhoy69 (22:05): “For every player they sign, we should loan a player to their rivals, get them good match practice in D3.”



    …and maybe PL should issue a statement down the lines of “For every £5 Sevco spend we’ll spend £100. Our aim is to keep them as far behind us for the foreseeable future as they are today.”

  2. Foxy_1888 on 20 July, 2012 at 22:56:



    It may well be but the point is they have no money to go into the transfer market in any event. The best they can do is Bosmans based on them not having paid all outstanding debts and of course no money.



    Do not fret they are lame ducks.



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  3. Have the tables been cleared and the dance floor opened up for the Friday night disco already?



    Well if I may indulge myself I give you this little ditty from a great Dublin band…and no its not U2. Take a listen, you wont be disappointed.



    Crazy World



    Hail Hail

  4. bushy just answer the questions…





    I have no scalp I’m already bald… o))

  5. Foxy



    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Murphy with a physical or aerial battle against anything other than a slightly built defender. He isn’t even that good with the head, he’s not tall for a footballer and he doesn’t hold the ball up any better than Sammi or Stokes. Cannot see what anyone sees in him and we got exactly what we bought.




    Magical to hear that familiar song in full. Thank You.



    You really are the Music guru, I think you and BOBBY MURDOCH CUWP should host a CQN music extravaganza sometime.



    Respect Big Chap

  7. Several things strike me about our upcoming ties with HJK Helsinki:


    1. Even in our heyday, with Henrik and Sutton, we struggled to beat this team 3-2, over 2 legs.


    2. We are without big Dan, Glenda and attempted to sign Fojut. Regardless of what we think of Dan and Glenda, we are a couple of injuries short of a crisis in central defense. We badly need an accomplished stopper, and have done so for several seasons.


    3. Apart from a lack of basic skills, players like Murphy and Blackman are embarrassingly slow. We have very little pace anywhere on the park and this showed up during the German tour.


    4. Apart from Lenny’s identified wishes for a stopper and a striker, we also struggle in midfield, without any obvious playmaker. It would be tragic to forego the possibility of the Champion’s League group stages by standing pat, and suffering a Maribor like exit. We don’t want to offer the Great Unwashed any crumbs of comfort in the next couple of weeks.


    5. Come on, Peter, you’ve played a blinder over the summer! Make it pay by giving Lenny what he wants!



  8. Foxy



    I think that given your robust demeanor and rather argumentative approach that the 2 questions you were asked were relevant and appropriate.

  9. bushytail


    lets just leave it coz its not my style to have agro on CQN



    BTW its a joke between me and the , naw just leave it… o))

  10. Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die on 20 July, 2012 at 23:09



    That’s true but what about the principle?



    The precedent should be about deterring others from shaming their club and country whilst meantime paying all their outstanding debts as matter of course if not principle.



    Der hunnes needs to be taught a lesson. they still dont get it.



    if that means a few years in div 3, then so be it.



    this agreement is a back door pass allowing Der Hunnes to circumvent sporting integrity.



    it shouldnt be tolerated.

  11. Why is there no odds for Sevco in div 3 but odds for everyone else ?



    Looks as though they won’t be playing this year.

  12. What is the Stars on

    I wouldnt give much thought to Rangers/Sevco or whatever,transfer ban or no transfer ban,they have a couple of weeks to cobble together a team to play in division 3,who will sign for them ?


    And dont forget TFPLG is still in charge,tactical genius,every game a cup final against guys who probably have waited all their careers to play in a game like this.


    Mid table mediocrity if they are lucky

  13. hen1rik on 20 July, 2012 at 23:18



    Surely they cant offer any bets until Registration process is complete. Agreement reached in principle but paperwork hasnt been processed yet – or has it?

  14. hamiltontim on 20 July, 2012 at 23:12



    Fair enough. I have my opinion on that and obviously you do to.



    Regardless, it doesnt detract me on iota from my stance on the matter.



    The questions were intrusive and detracted from the debate.

  15. Foxy_1888 on 20 July, 2012 at 23:20 said:


    hen1rik on 20 July, 2012 at 23:18



    Surely they cant offer any bets until Registration process is complete. Agreement reached in principle but paperwork hasnt been processed yet – or has it?



    share on F’book or Twitter




    Yeah you must be right

  16. What is the Stars on 20 July, 2012 at 23:15 said:



    Very good choice. Dublin in the early 80s had so many great bands doing the circuit. U2 brought some well earned interest in the Irish scene but so many (imho) better bands did get ignored.






    Hail Hail

  17. BABASONICOS71 on

    “Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…


    If the next centennial does not find us a great nation, it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”



    James Garfield 1877




  18. Foxy



    You don’t feel that the information may have given those requesting it a more rounded opinion of your viewpoint?



    You were asked on a Celtic blog if you were a season ticket holder.



    Intrusive? I think not.

  19. theglasgowcelticway on

    Just looked at a number of 3rd division clubs websites to see their ticket prices.I would say that £13 is about average with season tickets between £180 and £200.I wonder what Sevco will charge and is there a limit to what the can ask for?

  20. What is the Stars on



    I dont whether you remember grafitti which used to say “U2 can be a Virgin Prune” it was used to kinda advertise both bands,the thing was though at that time 78/70 The Virgin Prunes were the bigger band.


    U2 obviously are an excellent band,but yeah there were plenty of talented guys and girls gigging in dublin pubs and clubs who didnt get the breaks.


    However it is a bit like fella who played on say the Man Utd youth team with Giggs and Beckham and Scholes etc sitting in the pub saying he was a better player than them when they were all 16/17.


    Sometimes the harder you practice the luckier you get

  21. toibhoy



    Can’t remember the game but at the end of the season we played someone at Parkhead and I thought that there’s a lot more to come from him.



    We live in hope.

  22. BABASONICOS71 on

    Every time I hear Old Man I get so immersed in it’s beauty I feel like weeping.That is one wonderful song.

  23. hamiltontim on 20 July, 2012 at 23:31



    Nope I dont. The debate wasn’t about me personally or my circumstances for that matter.

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