SFA prepare to suspend Rangers


Scottish FA chief executive, Stewart Regan, this evening announced that the Association would not appeal against the Court of Session decision to rule in Rangers favour over the 12 month player registration ban imposed by a Judicial Panel for not paying social taxes between May 2011 and February 2012.  Rangers didn’t pay social taxes in the period since February 2012, the period during which they launched their appeal.

I hear Rangers today served the ruling on the SFA and that the SFA have responded by informing the club that, under Fifa auspices, fresh proceedings will be raised against them for taking a civil court action, which will lead to a minimum punishment of Rangers being suspended from the Association.

The initial case will be referred back to the SFA Appellate Tribunal.  Regan reminded us that Rangers appeal to the civil courts broke two SFA Articles and five Fifa statues.  The tone and content of his statement demonstrated the frustration at the behaviour of the errant club.  He suggested the SFA would tell clubs [Rangers] that they must accept and abide by the Articles of Association at next week’s AGM.

While it appears the Association is about to get tough, they are in the middle of a problem of the making of the SFA and, in particular, Mr Doncaster of the SPL.  Here is the problem…

Rangers believe they are needed.  This belief is absolute and has been reinforced by the people running our game, the very same people who have been rag-dolled by Rangers in recent weeks.

The SPL waited almost three months for Rangers to respond to their demand for information into what is allegedly the biggest scam in British sporting history.  Despite this, throughout that time, the SPL chief executive campaigned vigorously for a Newco-Rangers to become the first club in Scottish football history to be parachuted into the top league.

It took the SPL 11 weeks to set a deadline.  No wonder Clark, Whitehouse and Green think they can play hardball.

During this time the SFA, who are the only body competent to investigate if Rangers illegally registered players across all domestic competitions, have taken no action.  The SFA president, who was an executive director of Rangers when they introduced the controversial EBTs and who received and EBT himself, has remained in position throughout.

Time for strong leadership, Mr Regan.  Mr Doncaster, there’s always a career in the law.

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    Congrats on the recent addition to your family and God help your other half she has probably never slept with a Grandad.

  2. Estadio on 1 June, 2012 at 00:06 said:




    See you…aye,you laddie!


    Well,you’ve done it again. That’s twice in one day you’ve impressed me with your writing….



  3. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 1 June, 2012 at 02:01 said:




    If he appeals,he’ll win…hands down.


    MIKI67 0228



    You would think so,but………..



    Whoever came to that conclusion needs a good hard boot in the bollix,tbh.



    TIMABHUOY 0229



    Aye,mate. Later start on a Friday morning due to Wed & Thurs shifts being somewhat messed about.



    But beer beckons soon,so all is well in the world.

  5. Tumbleweed time again.


    I find it hard to believe that FollyFolly and the Dark Mingbats of this world can incite violence and arson,yet go unquestioned. Scotland is stumbling towards a terrible outcome.


    These people ARE very dangerous. They are like a protean paramilitary outfit in some benighted country to whom the authorities give the nod to and to whom they turn a blind eye because a): they surreptitiously approve]b): they fear them] c): they’ve allowed them free rein and now they can’t be challenged] d): they have the media’s tacit support.


    They have one argument alone : violence. They are deaf to reason. That is why they are so dangerous; because they suck everyone else into their orbit of hatred and in the end you have to defend yourself against them.


    When even the judiciary fear thugs like this,a society has reached a bad state of affairs.


    If this sounds familiar,it’s because it is.


    It can’t happen here? Yes it can. It has already started,and it needs to be brought under control by the powers that be before it goes any further.

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 1 June, 2012 at 02:39 said:




    Long ago I worked as a welfare rights advisor in an unemployed workers centre…. during the Thatcher regime. You wouldn’t believe the methodology used by some of the dwp’s ‘decision makers’. Some of these nutjobs would make an orc seem reasonably intelligent!




    MIKI67 0253



    I know what you mean;I said as much in my reply to MADRA RUA at 0159



    My fears are,sadly,based on first-hand knowledge of the hunnish mob-mentality which infects even the more sober-minded and intelligent amongst them once they find a few like-minded individuals.



    MIKI67 0259



    Any result against that poisonous regime should be celebrated like winning the European Cup. Virtually the first thing Thatcher did when she took power was to massively increase the pay of the police and the army. That was enough of a warning shot for me…..

  8. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Invercelt – Thanks for the your response and thoughts on some of the questions that i posed with regards to the 2nd World War.I mostly agree with the points that you have made,however there are one or two issues that i beg to differ about.



    The first thing that i wish to state is this – Hitler himself was the best weapon that the Allied countries(Russian included)ever had.



    Hitler believed that he was a military genuis…He was anything but.



    Posted below is an article that i found to be both a very good read,and an excellent source regarding the deluded,evil,demented fool that was Hitler:






    The main point of yours that i disagree with,is the role played by the Soviets in the Allied defeat of Nazi Germany.



    What i intend to do next,is to take a look at the numbers of casualties that occured,as a result of that horrific conflict,to try to gauge where the war was actually fought,lost and won.



    I shall post my findings and conclusions tomorrow,or maybe over the weekend.



    MadraRua – Congratulations.



    Goodnight to all Celtic supporters.

  9. Interviewer : Mr Doncaster…is RFCia finished as a club? Yes or no.


    Reply : Heehaw


    Interviewer : Should I take that as a ‘yes’?


    Reply : Heehaw


    Interviewer : I see…..well I think we’re all agreed that everyone now knows heehaw

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 1 June, 2012 at 03:10 said:




    Aye….people on here tend to get me thinking. I see analogies between the current crop of currants and the brownshirts of Germany before WW2.


    Anyway,I must get some of what passes for sleep these days.


    Hail! Hail!


    OldCampaigner CSC

  11. Green Brigade, your influence is spreading …


    I’ve been to watch Hyundai Ulsan (Korea) a few times & the other night they were playing Kashiwa of Japan in the ACL.


    Once they went ahead, the home fans did a highly enthusiastic version of “Lateral Movement” – did it pretty well too, LOL.


    There’s no doubt in my mind as to where they got the idea from.

  12. ASonOfDan said:


    We are more clever, more articulate and more humane than you will ever be.


    Burn in hell rangers.



    Don’t take this the wrong way mate, but that has got to be the most unintentionally funny comment I have read on CQN.



    Made me laugh out loud at work.








    Looks like an interesting read;shaping up to be an uneventful nightshift at work,so I’ll give it a go.



    Before I do-before I’m corrected,in other words,three stand out for me.



    1- Dunkirk. Should have pressed home his advantage.



    2- Eastern Front. Should have concentrated on Moscow and Leningrad,ignoring Stalingrad. It,and the oil-rich region,would have followed.



    3-Declaring war on the USA. Possibly hoping that by doing so,Japan would respond by attacking USSR in the east,so helping him out. Japan never at any time assisted Germany.



    Now off to be educated. Cheers.

  14. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Tom McLaughlin on 1 June, 2012 at 03:33 said:



    Classic! :)



    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 1 June, 2012 at 03:33 said:



    Not a bother Bobby.



    Def away now.




  15. merseycelt lmfao as the big house door slams shut on

    Stumbled on this thread on Rangers Media (I think they beieve they’re a step-up from FF):



    “Rangers should magnanimously offer to not sign any catholics, so theres still a partial embargo, which should hopefully appease the bigots somewhat.



    No doubt BBC Scotland would find some way to put a negative spin on this, but thats only to be expected.



    They want to punish us, and seem to think they need to be seen to punish us, so lets meet them halfway.”



    No doubt this was meant to be funny but, needless to say, the reaction to the suggestion was overwhelmingly positive!



    Sad, sad huns!



    I always feel slightly squeamish and depressed when I infrequently have a peek at the criminally insane rants from the darkside (seriously!).



    Been catching up with the blog and now desperate for some zzzs as I am up for work in 3 hours!



    Good night good fholk of Celtic!




  16. twists n turns on

    NORWICH CITY have put Neil Lennon in the frame to replace ex-Celtic team-mate Paul Lambert as their new boss.




    SunSport understands Canaries chief executive and former Hoops marketing chief David McNally is a huge admirer of the title-winning Celts manager.



    McNally knows Lennon from when they were at Parkhead together during the Martin O’Neill era and is sure the 40-year-old is capable of taking the Premier League by storm.



    But Celtic will not entertain any approach while the fans will also be desperate for him to stay.



    Also under consideration is ex-Celtic and Norwich star Malky Mackay, who last season took Cardiff City to the Carling Cup Final and the Championship play-offs, and Birmingham boss Chris Hughton.



    But it’s the interest in Lennon that was the dramatic development last night after Lambert quit to take the Aston Villa vacancy, after being told that he was wanted to replace the axed Alex McLeish

  17. twists n turns on

    Hmmmmm…has this guy got cash or is he another Whytey?



    (from the Herald)




    The Rangers Fans Fighting Fund want Charles Green to get his “cards on the table” before they encourage supporters to buy season tickets.Duff & Phelps, the administrators, published the company voluntary arrangement on Tuesday but even if that is rejected by creditors, Green’s consortium may take over by buying the club’s assets.



    However, the RFFF is concerned about the lack of detail about how the former Sheffield United chief executive’s consortium plan to fund the club. Green has pledged £8.5m but the CVA revealed that £8.3m of that is a loan to be repaid with interest by 2020. In the short term, there is uncertainty around how the club will pay players when they revert to full wages today, having taken cuts of up to 75% since March.



    Andy Kerr, a RFFF member, said: ”There are key questions to be asked about finances and investors and there is a direct correlation between the answers to those questions and season tickets. Without assurances and confidence, it will be difficult for us to throw our weight behind asking people to pay their £500 or whatever for season tickets.”

  18. Mountblow tim on

    Good morning CQN from a cloudy Clydebank



    I hear there are going to be 22 sponsored walks this weekend in Glasgow for the Queens Golden Jubilee




    Keep the Faith



    Hail Hail

  19. West Wales Celt on

    BMCW, 2:01:


    That story typifies the hypocracy of an establishment obsession with, alongside a work-housesque attitude toward, so-called benefit fraud whilst tax evasion, worth eye-watering amounts comparably, is ignored and surreptiously condoned. ‘All in this together’, aye, tight you are…

  20. Morning Celts and a Happy Friday!



    Zbyszek from yesterday morn, good colourse Gree, White and red = Legia.



  21. Good morning all and a Big Happy June Friday from a cloudy but dry East Kilbride.



    So the transfer window’s been open for 407 minutes and we’ve still not signed a centre half. Sack the Board ;-)



    On a wee half day from work and then me and the wonderful Mrs Baldie are off abroad (well, Arran) for a couple of days. I’m sure one of the other many EK bloggers will take care of the weather reports for the next 2 mornings.



    Have a wonderful day and try to regularly get the words ‘suspension’ into all of your conversations..




  22. Morning from a warm, while slightly overcast Chilterns…



    The SFA are going to suspend RFCia, well a fitting punishment at last been imposed, I’m guessing most of us will believe it when we see it. Messers Topping, Ogilvie et al will ensure it’s not an easy ride for the back peddlers, who are belatedly trying to bring some credibility to this process.



    Interesting vingette on the Today (R4) programme yesterday, the sports presenter was inteviewing a Football expert from Deloitte (About player wage inflation in England). At the end the presenter asked him a question:



    With Portsmouth and R@ngers gone, what are the chances of it happening to a Premiership team?



    It shouldn’t happen, the Clubs get £40M from the league, Portsmouth was just bad management…






    No comment on R@ngers then..



    I Could read his mind though.



    RFCia don’t even go thereeeeeeee…

  23. Zbyszek on 1 June, 2012 at 05:59 said:


    It’s a new Good Morning to all.






    Mr Z going by you’re rules, Good Morning greetings, starts at 06:00hrs, yir 1 minute out :¬)




    CHAIRBHOY 0706



    He is probably correct-strictly speaking.



    The parachute payments will help too.



    But the big problem arises when these run out,and income from The Championship or League One is all that is available to cover running costs AND service debt.



    For instance,Wigan are £72m in debt. Had they been-undeservedly,IMO-relegated in May,how long do you think they would survive?



    How long do you give Bolton?



    What happens when the sugar-daddy owners chuck it? I don’t mean the likes of Abramovich;what about the owners of clubs like Wolves,,or even Villa-had enough of being bled dry,and want to leave a couple of quid to their kids after all?



    How much do Middlesboro owe to Steve Gibson? In cold,hard cash? And how long can he carry on being Mr Nice Guy?



    No,mate. I think the game has to learn VERY QUICKLY to get it’s finances in order,or a lot will go to the wall.



    Though I have no problem with the huns beating them to it………..

  25. It’s 4:30pm Friday here on a wet and windy Gold Cost.



    Just finishing work and off to grab a cold beer which has my name on it.



    Don’t work too hard today Bhoys n Ghirls back home.



    Hail Hail

  26. Whilst reading up this morning on work related news, I discovered this below:



    Arms factory to close


    Date: 01/06/2012 | Category: BAE SYSTEMS PLC – NATIONALS | Topic:


    Source: The Times – Unattributed (UK) | Circulation: 429554


    BAE SYSTEMS is to close its Newcastle operation after it finishes making 60 armoured diggers for the Royal Engineers. 330 employees willies their jobs.





    From the above extract, one must assume that 330 employees willies are gonnae replace the work/jobs of 60 armoured diggers, is that right? Can’t be…..




    Apologies to the staff who may lose theire jobs.

  27. fergus slayed the blues on

    I hope the SFA and their ugly twin have finally learned a harsh lesson here .


    IMO the panel tried to let the cheats off lightly rather than pass the correct sanction and look what they got for their troubles .


    Glennie sent it back and said apply your rules as the rules state .We have been crying out for this to be done with ragers for decades .



    I see the RFF are finally waking up to CG loan scheme ,better late than never ,whilst they were funding a futile appeal it seems this faceless bunch are about to waltz in and pull the rug from under them .



    Expect to see some strange goings on now that the players are back on full pay ,we all expect a mass exodus ,I’m not so sure .I wonder how much is left in the CVA pot for CVA running costs .It seems it will not cost CG but then again D&D have never really told the poor creditors how much they will be given anyway so what’s the harm .