SFA lawyers examine illegal registration responses


BBC today revealed that the SFA’s legal team are examining responses from the Associations 93 clubs to a letter dated 9 March, which reminded clubs of their responsibility to record financial records with the SFA and asking them to declare they have complied over the last 10 years.

The inquiry was established after reports that Rangers had illegally registered players for over a decade, excluding payments which were not taxed.  We can presume that as the legal team are investigating, there was at least one response which returned a noncompliance.

The SFA issued a deadline for responses of 6 April and under Article 86.1 any club not responding in a timely manner would be in breach, so it’s unclear why it has taken over two months to get to this stage, so why the legal team are only “examining responses”.

We look forward to hearing an early comment on this crucial matter from the executive.  It is enormously unfortunate that the SFA were unable to inform their AGM of the findings on Wednesday. BBC report that the Association legal team have yet to report to the Compliance Officer, which is the next step.

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  1. The bould Hector's bhoys..... Tá ár lá anois on




    Was RCO involved with any of the said 93…..?



    Just askin like…

  2. SFA/SPL once again show their lack of competence ………………not fit for pupose

  3. traditionalist88 on

    Samaras to score next and reveal ‘Don’t sell McCourt t-shirt’



    You heard it here first ;O




  4. HT



    very good ..racing was ok..two winners , one ew place …two seconds …down about £30 so not bad



    went out on the lash afterwards ,,,long night …mucho guinness

  5. I’m sure the SFA know exactly what they are doing in that the do not want to punish them any further and will drag out all other investigations into them, look at the secterian singing enquiry for example, Scottish footbal appears to be lead by cowards.

  6. Paul67, what do you make of these quotes from Green via twitter,



    Alasdair Lamont ‏@BBCAlLamont



    Charles Green: “We are buying this club on Thursday whether Mr King likes it or not.”



    11m Alasdair Lamont Alasdair Lamont ‏@BBCAlLamont



    ..we have to assume HMRC are on board. It would be awful for them to turn it down on the day. If that’s their decision tell us now.”

  7. The Narrowbhoat Tim on

    The Greeks are playing the old Trojan Horse trick, lull the Poles into a false sense of security in the first half

  8. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    gerry on 8 June, 2012 at 17:30 said:




    His buying the club wouldn’t in itself bring them out of admin, would it? They’d still be dependent on a CVA being accepted. The only difference would be he would be the owner when the Co is liquidated – why does he want that?

  9. sixtaeseven: No NewClub in SPL and it's Non-Negotiable! on

    French commentators quite impressed by Sammy…

  10. Snake Plissken on

    That is a ridiculous yellow card.



    Two men jump for a ball and the defender gets a yellow for winning it?



    Deary me.

  11. bournesouprecipe, yes, timing occurred to me.



    Gerry, no idea what to make of Green’s statements. Put it like this, I’m happier with him owning the bits than anyone else.

  12. sixtaeseven: No NewClub in SPL and it's Non-Negotiable! on

    Paul, the only things that are “fast tracked” by the SFA are rescinded red cards for Rankers players.



    Everything else…

  13. The bould Hector's bhoys..... Tá ár lá anois on

    Papadopoulos, sometimes transliterated as Papadopulos, is the most common Greek surname.



    It is used both in Greece, Cyprus and countries of the Greek diaspora as well, such as the USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Scandinavian.



    It means “son of a priest”.



    Its female version is Papadopoulou




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