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The SFA have made an error in interpreting their laws.  They refuse to discipline Calum Butcher as the rules do not allow them to switch a punishment retrospectively.  This is correct, but the rules do allow retrospective action which the referee has not seen.

Craig Thomson saw the Butcher-van Dijk incident inasmuch as he was looking at the players, but didn’t see it well enough to call an infringement.  SFA rules permit retrospective action under these circumstances.

The matter becomes theoretically more complicated by the involvement of the assistant referee, Graham Chambers.  Chambers also saw the incident inasmuch as he was also looking at the players, but he didn’t have a clear understanding of what happened either.  He couldn’t even identify the Dundee United player involved.
The rules on retrospective action do not require a referee to be looking in the opposite direction before the Disciplinary Panel become involved.  A ref can see the incident but not see if sufficiently well to correctly report what happened.  This is the basis under which Nadir Ciftci has been asked to attend the Panel.

Both referees on Sunday saw the incident.  Neither saw it well enough to bear witness to the actions of the two Dundee United players involved.  SFA laws allow both to be examined retrospectively.

Aiden Connolly, at the very least, has a case to answer for diving in the box.  Should the SFA ban Virgil van Dijk while turning a blind eye to Connolly and incorrectly interpreting their own rules on Butcher, and almighty row will kick off on the competency of those who govern our game.

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  1. Dear Ghod, my bloody sides. I know I made a few wishes regarding the huns back in the 90s but it’s beginning to resemble cashing in a tenenr lottery ticket only to find out you hit the jackpot.

     

     

    Tinfoil heid busted for tweeting explicit cartoon of Muslim prophet engaged in homosexual act.

     

     

    I can’t take any more. Can’t see teh scrrenne fror tearresss…

  2. west of ireland csc

     

     

    18:53 on 11 March, 2015

     

    thanks for that thom the tim

     

     

    another question for all the scots out there on the blog

     

     

    how much power, influence, control does the freemasons and the orange order have over scotland/scottish society in march 2015

     

     

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    Much less than it used to.

     

    Much more than it should!

     

    But I think we’re getting there. Cf North of Ireland where the Catholic community have used education to break down walls, one new doctor, teacher, lawyer and accountant at a time.

     

     

    I’m sure some will disagree (vociferously perhaps) with me. It’s just how I see it.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  3. martyistheman on

    west of ireland csc

     

     

    They have no impact (that I’m aware of) in my life, or anyone I know. They might have influence in some places, but on the whole I suspect it is small.

     

     

    I recently attended my partner’s uncle’s funeral. He was in the Orange Order. There was a lot of infighting before hand as to whether the funeral would have an orange element to it. It did.

     

     

    It was rather pathetic to be honest. But the thing that stood out for me was how bitter the orange men seemed. Bitter wee men. And the women looked far worse. Horrible people.

  4. BBC NEWS 18:51: Rangers investigate new director’s tweet James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News Rangers Football Club say they are investigating after it emerged that a newly appointed director at Ibrox had apparently sent a sexually explicit cartoon of the prophet Mohammed to a radical Islamist preacher.

     

    The message was sent from Chris Graham’s account on Twitter to Anjem Choudary on the day of the attacks on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

     

    Mr Graham was appointed as a non-executive director at Ibrox yesterday after a South African businessman took charge of the club last week.

     

    Barely 24 hours later he is at the centre of controversy about his activity on social media before he joined the board.

  5. west of ireland csc on

    and now to my next question

     

     

    thanks for that thom the tim

     

     

    another question for all the scots out there on the blog

     

     

    how much power, influence, control does the freemasons and the orange order have over scotland/scottish society in march 2015

  6. This could be Tinfoil Heid’s cunning plan to get the stadium blown up by ISIS to save on refurb costs; Insurance claim…

     

     

    A fatwa declared on the Huns. LMAO.

  7. Sevco don’t have their problems to seek.

     

    Team struggling in the second tier.

     

    Skint.

     

    Run by a glib and shameless liar.

     

    What next, jihad?

  8. bournesouprecipe on

    League Cup Final

     

     

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::Gordon::::::::::::::::::::::::::

     

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    Matthews

     

    or Fisher::::::::::Ambrose:::::::Denayer:::::::Izzy

     

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    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::Bitton:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

     

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    ::::::::::::::::Brown::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

     

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Stokes:::::::::

     

    Forrest::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

     

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    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Johansen:::::::::::::::::::::::

     

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  9. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on

    WITS

     

     

    Excellent.

     

     

    I had Windsor Park …then Southfield Theatre( 2nd) and Modus (2nd) …Modus was a whopping 33/1

     

     

    So near yet so far

  10. Careful With That Tax, Moonbeams on

    !!bada bing!! .. Let’s see how he spins this one out ..

     

     

     

    What a stupid and dangerous thing to tweet about.

     

     

    Don’t underestimate how much this will pee off some Muslims.

  11. Things getting badder doen Sevco way

     

     

    Fatwa replaces Fat Sally.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  12. bournesouprecipe on

    PF

     

     

    Yip factored that in.

     

     

    Watched it again – no chance with appeal.

  13. Captain Beefheart on

    Mike, sorry but there is an obsession. Every game is watched by some Celts.

     

     

    PC huns got a new target? The image of Jesus is regularly mocked and defiled. Why should the prophet be treated differently?

  14. League Cup Final team (assuming VVD suspended)

     

     

    Gordon

     

    Matthews Denayer Ambrose Izaguirre

     

    Brown Bitton

     

    Commons Johansen Henderson

     

    Griffiths

  15. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on

    Chris Graham is an utter roaster …King et al knew that

     

     

    I’d not be surprised if they appointed him knowing of the tweet ….appointment was a sop to the fans …then release the info re twitter faux pas ..binned

  16. captain beefheart

     

     

    19:10 on 11 March, 2015

     

    Mike, sorry but there is an obsession. Every game is watched by some Celts.

     

     

    PC huns got a new target? The image of Jesus is regularly mocked and defiled. Why should the prophet be treated differently?

     

     

    ——-

     

     

    Mibbee cos disrespecting anyone’s religion is a bit skanky and skunky.

     

     

    Do unto others……who said that?

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  17. west of ireland csc on

    Sandman

     

    19:06 on

     

    11 March, 2015

     

    This could be Tinfoil Heid’s cunning plan to get the stadium blown up by ISIS to save on refurb costs; Insurance claim…

     

     

    A fatwa declared on the Huns. LMAO.

     

     

    PRICELESS

  18. captain beefheart

     

     

    I think Top Gear is looking for a new beefcake.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  19. Captain Beefheart on

    James,

     

     

    Personally i wouldn’t seek to disrespect the prophet. However some people do disrespect and offend. The prophet cannot be treated differently.

  20. bournesouprecipe

     

     

     

    19:07 on 11 March, 2015

     

    Yip

     

    I would go with that

     

    maybe just maybe Kris for an hour then Jamsie if fit

  21. Pfayr

     

     

    I dunno any more mhate.

     

     

    Every time they do something like this I think, they can’t really be that stooopid. Can they?

     

     

    But I’m beginning to think mibbee they really are.

     

     

    Must fly.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  22. bournesouprecipe

     

    19:10 on

     

    11 March, 2015

     

    PF

     

     

    Yip factored that in.

     

     

    Watched it again – no chance with appeal.

     

     

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    Hoping your wrong re appeal.Do you think Commons definitely out.

  23. west of ireland csc

     

     

    Less now after the demise of the Bank of Scotland

     

    Beware though any organisation linked with “Scottish Enterprise”

  24. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Alcan Man tweet from 14/02/2012:“Liquidation and admin are different. HMRC liquidate then the club die. Stadium, players, everything goes. Admin they don’t.”

     

    [5:47PM Sorry, this man is now a director at Ibrox. Surely not? My sides…my sides! http://t.co/m7Usbl76qL

     

    [5:48PM, 10/03/2015] Best ever. http://t.co/A2EusF1A67

     

    [5:52PM, 10/03/2015] : At least new RIFC Director @chrisgraham76 acknowledged original RFC died with liquidation http://t.co/LtR5CUYRek

  25. bournesouprecipe on

    Remember when you had to wait every couple of days for Sevco laughs?

     

     

    TheGift CSC

  26. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Stan Collymore ✔ @StanCollymore

     

    Follow

     

    Chris Graham. Didn’t take much digging did it. Lolz.

     

    6:48 PM – 11 Mar 2015

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