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. Kilbowie Kelt on

    The Singing Detective on 8 June, 2012 at 19:07 said: …




    Great offer.


    Just never sure how many entities make up multi-dimensional Nevadan Talking Bird.


    We already have about 8 known personnas.


    Don’t know if you make that NEIN.



    Good Luck, either way.

  2. Leave Sammi be,I will be more than happy if big


    ghuy is with us next season.

  3. kevin hughes on

    just joined, wheres the section where i can pick 1-1 with 2 sent off and greece to miss a penalty, how many points will i get for that

  4. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Zbyszek – your front men will have to be more clinical in the next two games, but the lack of response to the Greek equaliser must be a worry for you.


    The less said about the Arsenal keeper the better!



    Hope to see a positive reaction in your next game. Long way to go mate!




  5. notthebus


    I would hope that any coach, manager, would actually be watching his tracking back, running off the ball, control, holding up the ball, etc, not just his attempts on goal, which no team seemed to be able to strike right.

  6. celtic dawn on 8 June, 2012 at 19:32 said:


    was there a fee for Cha?



    £0. He was out of contract

  7. Interesting that Cha’s new coach describes him as a “versatile player for our right flank”



    I always thought that he might have been better and more productive on the right of a 5 man midfield. Couldn’t defend for toffee mind.

  8. TTTT



    You are hundred percent right.


    As the excuse I can say we have not played important games for two years. Friendly games are not the same.


    Thos is very young Poland team. I believe next two games will be much better.

  9. Mr Green over at Mr Blue stating that they may have to accept the transfer embargo or they could end up in the Mr Brown.

  10. Eyes Wide Open on

    ….PFayr on 8 June, 2012 at 19:28 said:



    I didnt see the second half of the game – which is when I believe Sammi may have, reverted to type… : )






    You are an “outstanding” individual!!

  11. lennon's passion on

    Good luck Cha



    How many players have we got off the wage bill know?

  12. Paul67 et al



    Celtic doing a good job getting players out, not so good getting them in. Not to worry, only Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Ajax to worry about! Still, one thing we can be sure about, (with apologies to Peter Gabriel) Red Road is coming down!

  13. Eyes Wide Open on

    hamiltontim on 8 June, 2012 at 19:42 said:



    The word you repeatedly used to describe oor very own georgios!

  14. wonkyradar on 8 June, 2012 at 18:54 said:



    The Greeks will be complaining the ref was a Homer.




    Dear dear Wonky … well at least the Greeks didn’t make a drachma out of a crisis



    hatcoattaxi csc

  15. falkirkbhoy on 8 June, 2012 at 19:33



    Possibly, but I would take work rate as a pre-requisite .His two half chances were badly fluffed. The difference at this level..as they say.

  16. Che



    Did yer da never tell you, never listen to a wee man from Easterhouse who moves to the Calton and who, in a certain light, resembles Paul Daniels!!

  17. notthebus


    i hear you, said the say watching the game, saying a player gives 100% means nothing.


    If he had scored the 2, would he actually ever had been playing for us in the first place. He would be a £15million player.

  18. Snake Plissken on

    For some reason the Czechs are playing well and the Russians look a shambles.



    Could it be Advocaat’s fault?