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SFA and SPL subverting due process

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Various people have demanded an explanation as to why executives at the SPL and SFA proposed to fast-track disciplinary procedures against Rangers and rubber-stamp access for their successor club into the Scottish Football League First Division.

There are two possible scenarios for this:

Rangers are guilty as sin, everyone knows it, results achieved by illegally registered players will be void and a severe punishment would be due.  If subject to due process, punishment from independent commission could be expulsion from the SFA.  “Powerful forces” at the SFA and SPL tried their best to protect Rangers’ successor club.

Or

Rangers are innocent of the charge.  This was an attempt to impose an inappropriate punishment on their successor club when they were vulnerable.

Neither explanation is satisfactory.

Sir David Murray, who was on the board which authorised remuneration during the period 2000-2011, when the unregistered second contracts were allegedly used, has categorically denied these contracts exist.  Earlier this year The Sun produced a redacted second contract and the BBC documentary into the club claims to have seen dozens of second contracts worth tens of millions of pounds.

Next month we will discover the true situation.  For the record, Celtic, nor any individual at the club, were not involved in any meetings, telephone conversations or emails discussing or promoting this accommodation.  The plan was also not put to the SFA board or the SPL board.

As we have noted before, if Sir David Murray is mistaken on the conduct of the former Rangers board, the toxicity attached to this SFA ‘franchise’ makes it untenable.

On other matters:

Spartak Moscow players Jurado and Romulo were both injured at the weekend and will miss the visit of Celtic next week.

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  1. leftclicktic17:27 on24 September, 2012:

     

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    lovely stuff. great agitprop. i love the way the braying toff called the activists “trespassing scum” and threatened to “set the dogs” upon them.

     

    i read somewhere that a lot of ex-hmrc bods go into lucrative accountancy scamming jobs onc they’ve learned the tricks of the trade at taxpayers expense.

     

    ta for the vid.

     

    HH!

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Ogilvie responded: “If there was a feeling that it was causing an issue then I would have to discuss that with the association.

     

    “I’ve tried to be up front throughout this process and really we will have to wait for the outcome of the tax tribunal and the SPL tribunal.

     

    “I don’t see that it should make any difference to the way I operate.”

     

    Rangers chief executive Charles Green claims the SFA and SPL offered the club a way into Division One if they accepted guilt over the claims of dual contracts.

     

    The game’s governing body have not commented on the matter and Ogilvie could not shed any more light on the subject.

     

    “Because of my previous involvement with Rangers, I didn’t take part in any of the discussions,” he explained.

     

    “My understanding is that the group buying Rangers had asked for all possible scenarios to be put on the table.

     

    “I could not take part in the debate and that has bothered me. But there was no alternative.

     

    “As president, I believe I have a role to play.

     

    “I haven’t met Charles Green. I’d like to sit down and have a discussion about the way forward with him but I can’t comment.”

     

     

     

    His job was not impeded in any way with regards to proper due process and adhering to his own organisations statutes. As has already been pointed out the proposal to allow Sevco a license and a share in the SFL was not presented to the SFA or SPL board. THIS DERELICTION OF DUTY ALONE IS A SACKING OFFENCE considering the above quotes

     

     

    Hail HAil

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