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. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    ‘Robben does everything right, just couldn’t put it on target’ Really? Everthing right?


    Barcelona v Chelsea, parking the bus! Cheeeeeesuus!

  2. tommytwiststommyturns on

    English commentators discussing the increasingly popular tactic of “parking the bus”.


    Typical arrogance shown by them, they credit Chelsea….not a mention of football visionary Lord Cardigan of Carmyle. Disgraceful snub!




  3. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    ‘Poor challenge by van Bommel’ Naw, Really? yellow card.

  4. Kojo on 9 June, 2012 at 17:31



    I have mentioned before on here about Chuck Missler. This guys ministry is Koinonia House.



    I find the story below very powerful…..



    “Clarence Jordan was a man of unusual abilities and commitment. He had two Ph.D.s, one in agriculture and one in Greek and Hebrew. So gifted was he, he could have chosen to do anything he wanted. He chose to serve the poor. In the 1940s, he founded a farm in Americus, Georgia, and called it Koinonia Farm. It was a community for poor whites and poor blacks. As you might guess, such an idea did not go over well in the Deep South of the ’40s.



    Ironically, much of the resistance came from good church people who followed the laws of segregation as much as the other folk in town. The town people tried everything to stop Clarence. They tried boycotting him, and slashing workers’ tires when they came to town. Over and over, for fourteen years, they tried to stop him.



    Finally, in 1954, the Ku Klux Klan had enough of Clarence Jordan, so they decided to get rid of him once and for all. They came one night with guns and torches and set fire to every building on Koinonia Farm but Clarence’s home, which they riddled with bullets. And they chased off all the families except one black family which refused to leave. Clarence recognized the voices of many of the Klansmen, and, as you might guess, some of them were church people. Another was the local newspaper’s reporter. The next day, the reporter came out to see what remained of the farm. The rubble still smoldered and the land was scorched, but he found Clarence in the field, hoeing and planting.



    “I heard the awful news,” he called to Clarence, “and I came out to do a story on the tragedy of your farm closing. Clarence just kept on hoeing and planting. The reporter kept prodding, kept poking, trying to get a rise from this quietly determined man who seemed to be planting instead of packing his bags. So, finally, the reporter said in a haughty voice, “Well, Dr. Jordan, you got two of them Ph.D.s and you’ve but fourteen years into this farm, and there’s nothing left of it at all. Just how successful do you think you’ve been?” Clarence stopped hoeing, turned toward the reporter with his penetrating blue eyes, and said quietly but firmly, “About as successful as the cross. Sir, I don’t think you understand us. What we are about is not success but faithfulness. We’re staying. Good day.”



    Beginning that day, Clarence and his companions rebuilt Koinonia and the farm is going strong today. “

  5. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    van der Vart on, the commentators can relax, Arrry’s boy will sort it!

  6. quick news in a no news update scandal.



    mark lately says its like rangers signing a new player

  7. Quote from Greens press conference yesterday…”Green has urged fans to exert political pressure to ensure the tax authority accepts the reduced payments on offer.”



    “Fans should be urging their politicians to apply some pressure so that the CVA is accepted,” he said.




    Perhaps we need to be contacting our politicians to apply pressure to ensure that the tax is collected. It beggars belief that they are stiffing the tax man and the next breath discussing spending £30M on rebuilding the team! How arrogant!

  8. Aaaah….these commentators…they keep on biggin’ up the Dutch without even mentioning how good this is of the previously written off Danes….gies yer job….

  9. Cheers lennybhoy.


    They’re playing a blinder in other words- rack up the bills

  10. Delighted the Dutch lost, come on Ireland. Mcgeady could be one of the top euro stars me thinks.Hail Hail

  11. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Pleased to see Cha moved on. Hopefully a few to follow on… Always easier to sell from a winning position….