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SFA corporate governance questions

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Do you like our new lightweight template?  There’s a lot less green and tons more whyte.  Like it or not, the whyte template will be here for a wee while, so try to enjoy it.

Ticket arrangements for our game at Ibrox next month were always going to be tasty.  With rumour that Rangers were heading for administration, Celtic refused to forward their rivals tickets for the game on 28 December on credit, demanding payment in advance.  Rangers found the money after a failed appeal to the better nature of the Celtic board.  This proved to be a wise move as only a few weeks later Rangers were in administration leaving a trail of unpaid debts to other clubs in their wake, but an awkward situation was likely to follow with Rangers (in administration) looking to reciprocate with payment terms.

Celtic are good for the credit, but if they pay for tickets, what’s the chance Rangers will survive long enough to fulfil the fixture?

None of us are in a position to tell, but Celtic cannot sell tickets to their own supporters in the chance that Rangers will not honour them.  If Rangers are still in business, I expect a busy few days leading up to the fixture as cash and tickets are transferred.

And to think we’ve listened to all the ‘Old Firm conspiracy’ theories all these years….. didn’t turn out that way after all.

Really pleased to see STV picked up on our story of last week on the potential improper registration of players and managed to get an anonymous quote from the SFA suggesting “that if conclusive evidence can be produced, the Scottish FA could launch a wider investigation into the conduct of the club”.

“Could”!  This story has now been reported by several mainstream media outlets.  It looks like the SFA will have to be dragged into examining this by Uefa.  Embarrassingly, they are likely to conclude an inquiry into Rangers next week without reference to the 10,000lb gorilla (as No Surrender Johnston would say) in the room.

There are now serious questions of corporate governance at the association, something the chief exec was keen to avoid. If the SFA do initiate an inquiry into the multiple contract allegation, they should start by asking some of the guys who have arrived at Ibrox from continental Europe. I hear Joachim Bjorklund, a decent defender who signed his only Rangers contract in 1996, is still working in the game.

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  1. Hail hail

     

    Great new look Paul 67

     

    Was this planned or under attack from tfod

     

     

    Havingapartywhenthehunsdiex csc

  2. I’m hearing the Administrators have set a closing date for all offers on the team from Govan for the 16th of march , it would appear they hope to be out of administration by the end of March .

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    Paul67

     

     

    Good to have you and the blog back. Keep the hosepipe down the throat regards the 2 contracts issue

     

     

    In other news. Sorry to hear of Big Dan’s injury which rules him out for the rest of the season. Thankfully it is in an area for which we have plenty of cover although we could do without the buffoon that is Craig Levein playing him at LB tomorrow, while favored ‘others’ are given a rest

  4. Is the blog being attacked? Maybe someone trying to control the flow of information??

     

    Glad you are back anyway.

     

     

    EC67

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    Thanks a bunch. I had no excuse not to work today.

     

     

    Good to have ye back. If indeed this is CQN. Very, I believe the term is,’clean’ new look.

     

     

    Very swish.

  6. Paul67,

     

     

    was the blog ‘cyber-attacked’?

     

     

    If so, by whom? Any thoughts?

     

     

    Received warnings re Trojans yesterday like many other bloggers…

     

     

    Hail, hail

  7. good to see it up and running again , sad news on big dan would say we wont see him in the hoops again Hail Hail

  8. Hail Hail bhoys , good to be back .

     

     

    Paul , next time please consider having back-up site available for us to play in . I actually had to work today .

     

     

    Sanna

  9. Great to be back lurking.When this site is down and you look at others it makes you realise how good it is. Well done Paul getting it back.

     

     

    Mick

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