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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    Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan 0842






    You sure have a way with words,mate. That was a cracker,the hero of your recent ALI tale would have been proud of that.



    Not sure Norman would have made the early homonym gaff though-clue:on yer bike-but ………



    You didnae set out to miss anyone and hit the wall,and that is as succinct a summary-despite it’s thoroughly enjoyable length-as I’ve seen.



    Me,I just say when asked-they’re gone.



    But it takes me ages to explain why,and even then I miss half of it out!



    Horseshoe,October,beers are ALL on me,and you can talk all day.



    Nae “clock”,mind……..

  2. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on

    Sorry at the end of that post the spelling went west– which goes to show that you cannot supervise children going out to school and spell properly t the same time!!!






    Michael O’Hehir was brilliant at the understatement when commenting on Hurley!



    ” And Paddy O’Brien seems to have taken a knock there……”



    Paddy O’Brien had lost three teeth, suffered a broken jaw and was rendered unconscious as a result of the hurley stick to the head!



    God help us if the bould Michael had ever seen anyone who he thought had been seriously injured!!

  3. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on 1 June, 2012 at 08:42 said:


    Can I ask that for just a moment you stop reading this blog altogether— and at the end of this very sentence just take a look at your surroundings and where you are exactly.





    Home office. Door open into the garden. Sunshine. Trees. Birdsong.





    RICHIE 0843



    Not taking sides on this as I haven’t conversed with either of you before,but


    ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~



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




    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.




  5. saltires en sevilla on

    Brogan et al



    enjoyed that



    great way to start a long weekend







  6. back on the full wages and available for buttons and a nice big juicy signing on fee somewhere…heroes that Rangers squad, everyone last one of them.

  7. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on




    Enjoy using your Senior Railcard today



    Have a good one




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

    SaintLubo on 1 June, 2012 at 09:01 said:




    Can someone point out the difference between these people?



    1. D Murray – buys RFCia with MIH money.


    2. C Whyte – buys RFCia with





    SDM bought ranjurz with BOS money, loaned to MIH.He then borrowed even more money from BoS to rack up an eye-watering debt chasing the dream of being successful in europe.He partially funded the dream by using ‘tax-efficient’ schemes to substantially reduce the tax bill over a number of years. He got rumbled and decided to GTF out of it. He tries to sell ranjurz but finds it impossible to do so until CW shows up.



    CW bought ranjurz with his own money, (a pound he got from his da’ for washing the car), he paid the bank off with money he got fromTicketus in exchange for future season ticket sales. He planned to pay this money back after a successful run in europe. His manager cheeky chappie Ally, failed to qualify for europe, twice. This resulted in his decision to stop paying tax and using the money to fund the running costs instead.He got rumbled and decided to GTF out of it and appointed administrators.




    Duff & Phelps, on reviewing the accounts said that using PAYE/NI monies to cover day to day costs was no way to run a business.


    Apparently D&P haven’t paid PAYE/NI on deferred salaries, to cover day to day costs.They try to sell the club as a ‘going concern’ butfind it impossible until Cee lo Green shows up….TBC

  9. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Very many happy returns to excellent CQNer Sanna bhoy; Sanna gets to pin the tail on the donkey with star-crossed superstar Marilyn Monroe, Golden Shot supremo Bob Monkhouse and genuinely famous Belgian Justine Henin.

  10. Billy's Bhoy on

    Brogan Rogan


    To be fair to Michael these are hardy men. There is thone Scottish shinty player that lost an eye playing that legalised thuggery. Did he retire? Nope! I think he would play on if he was completely blinded.



    Real men



    Just like me…I played on with a damaged toe nail once.

  11. Steinreignedsupreme on

    starry plough on 1 June, 2012 at 09:15 said:



    “Does the fire sale start the day…”



    Doubt it. Why pay money for something that will be free long before the end of the transfer window…

  12. “The situation this morning is that up to 10 players – believed to include Carlos Bocanegra and Neil Alexander – can leave for nothing. The top-paid players have a price on their head that does not reflect their value in an open market.”


    Hugh McDonald


    The Herald

  13. Good news for :











    McCoist available today at a knock down price.

  14. Everyone , cheers.



    DBBIA . Not bad company although i do drag it down a bit .


    Bankiebhoy , think it’ll be before ce soir !


    StephenBlack , SOAL , I’m only 30 (hex).


    Lennybhoy , I meant in the SPL.


    BT ,Starry Plough , cheers.

  15. Billy's Bhoy on

    Has dark Mingwall threatened to eat any Rangers players who take the opportunity to do “walking away” this morning?



    I am sure he is the Peter Kay monster in the recent Dr Who shows that devoured people whole. See what you think. If true then Dark Mingwall was designed by a 9 year old child as their worst nightmare imaginable.






    This is also the worst Dr Who episode ever (apparently).

  16. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan at 08:42



    Thanks for that characteristically entertaining piece.



    I have one teeny, wee criticism: the expression “a creature of myth and legend” would possibly have read better as “a creature of Smith and Legned” …



    (Is it too early to be offered one’s coat?)




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

    further business acumen: bhttp://m.stv.tv/sport/football/clubs/rangers/300382-rangers-administrator-admits-craig-whyte-clause-exists/

  18. “Steve Davis, the Northern Irish midfielder, can leave for £1.65m; Allan McGregor, the Scottish international goalkeeper, for £2m; Steven Naismith, a Scottish internationalist and the subject of much premiership interest, for £2m; Kyle Lafferty, almost certain to leave after a row with manager Ally McCoist, for £575,000; Steven Whittaker, Scottish internationalist, for £850,000; Maurice Edu, USA internationalist, for £300,000; Dorin Goian, Romanian internationalist, for £500,000.



    The administrators argued strongly in March against making players redundant, stating clearly that any departures would harm the long-term value of the club. There was more than mild surprise when only Mervin Cellik and Gregg Wylde left in what was expected to be a night of the long knives.



    Instead, representatives of PFA Scotland, the players’ union, and the agents for the squad thrashed out a deal that has exposed the short-term thinking of Duff & Phelps. ” (The Herald)



    Well played D&P again. Marvellous simply marvellous.


    On twitter that Healy (remember him) has left the building carrying his wee flute.




    If you’ve interested in the Lockerbie bombing and not already seen this, it’s worth a read.



    The Framing of al-Megrahi



    Written by Gareth Peirce

  20. Talking of 30 , 30 years ago today I was sitting in The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ‘getting into the spirit’ before going to see Queen at Ingliston .



    It was my first legal drink and didn’t taste as good as the ‘few’ i’d had the night before.

  21. Dontbrattbakkinanger on 1 June, 2012 at 08:55 said:


    The Scots may have been a shower of ‘Forelock tuggin’ Brit loving paupers’ but they weren’t illiterate; thanks to the great emphasis placed by the Kirk on education they could all read and write and count, which is why they went on to have a global influence completely disproportionate to their numbers.




    Nonsense education ‘me erse’ the Scots readily bought into the British Empire. Willing participating in the subjugation and exploitation of those countries brought under the ‘protection ‘of the butchers rag. The Scots were the entrepreneurs of the empire. The Scots were still willing playing wee empire makers in the not so distance past. From my own recollection, there was an absolute loathing of Scottish regiments in Nationalist areas of Belfast i’d go as far as saying they were hated as much as the Paras ever were.

  22. Billy's Bhoy on

    Roy Croppie



    “Top played players have a price on their head…” What Wanted! Dead or Alive. Mingwall’s gonnae get ye!….Mingwall’s gonnae get ye!

  23. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on












    Naughty naughty Huns!

  24. Monaghan1900 on




    “But what if the worst did come to the worst and we were kicked out of the league for say a year.



    Could the club survive?



    Could we become the Football version of the Harlem Globetrotters and tour the world for a year playing friendlies in order to raise income? After all no matter which corner of the world we were to play in we’d still bring in a decent support, so could survive. “

  25. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Doh doh doh doh doh Doh-do doh!



    The Glasgow globetrotters tune…