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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  1. Sannabhoy



    Happy birthday big guy.



    I honestly would never have imagined that you were 48??!! That’s a good ploy you have, surrounding yourself with Bhoys who make you appear younger than is actually the case :-))

  2. South Of Tunis on

    anche gli angeli @ 10 37 .



    Si ——-



    As far back as 1928 – the King of Italy was giving amnesty to those convicted of corrupting football .



    The 2005 Rome derby was a classic————



    6 shots in 90 minutes .



    La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Match Report – ” There was no game ”



    Both sets of fans chanting —– ” Clowns Clowns -Why did we bother to come ? “.



    Saw Platini being interviewed on tele recently ——



    ” Whatever happens in Italy is up to the Italian FA to sort out “

  3. Why oh why oh why would Agent Green be allowed to discuss with Regan any possible “punitive punishments”? Are they discussing the repercussions of possible sanctions on the club he may or may not take control over? Is that not a bit like going into court and asking the judge not to punish someone for a crime they have committed even before the case has started? Surely that has to be a matter of undue influence brought to bear upon a case? Asking for special treatment. Would that not give Agent Green an opportunity at mollification, to appease Regan etc, before any decision is made- it gives him the chance to plead for leniency: we know he will use the argument that it was the crimes of the fathers- why should the club, the fans, he himself suffer such hardships because of Whytey/Moonbeams? “I have the chance to make things right…Scotland needs a strong Rangers…if given the chance we will make it up to…” yadayadayada…



    But then maybe the appelate tribunal will make a cast iron independent decision no matter what influence is brought to bear by anyone.



    Here is hoping.

  4. The dandy highwaymen of Duff and Phelps seem to enjoy playing the football owners.


    Lennybhoy is correct they have created a circus. They were trying to sign Cousin and not paying people off when they should have been cutting costs and protecting creditors.


    As a layman in the financials they could be playing a blinder for Whytey, liquidation- sale of assests. Both of them quids in and a new zombie club playing at Ibrokes.

  5. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on




    Can you drop aff two Chicken Roghan Josh and one Chicken Tindaloo with Boiled rice.




  6. Kayal33 on 1 June, 2012 at 10:52 said:



    Ole Sepp would laugh at that song, I met him once at Zurich airport, I was introduced to him by someone who had been very close to him.



    We talked football and the world cup that was coming up 2006 and when I told him I was a Celtic Supporter, he said “you are very lucky there is no team like that in Europe”



    He was right of course..

  7. 67Heaven at 10:30 said:



    Am I right in saying the CVA document stipulates that the money brought in from the sale of all these players will not be included in th CVA ‘pot’..?



    Yeah, the CVA proposal specifies that only transfer fees received from transfers up to 12 May 2012 will be included in CVA pot. These fees will be from the likes of the sale of Jelavic if for example Everton paid £3m up front with rest due now.



    Any sales of players now will go towards the running costs of the club.



    A proper liquidation with all assets for general sale would be a better option for creditors even though the CVA proposal goes to great lengths to discourage this. Problem for RFC is that this won’t save the business, which is what the administrators first responsibility is.








    In SANNABHOY’s family,the firstajune only comes round every four years.

  9. ¡ǝsoɥ ǝɥʇ ǝɯ ssɐd ‘sʞɔıʞ ʎןɟ ɥbnouǝ (o) /o\ z ʍoɹ on




    known locally as 2 chicken antons and a chicken gazza……….




  10. Soal



    Do you tip??



    You in a better mood ya grumpy git?!


    Was looking through my phone the other day and discovered an email address for you. Dunno how that happened.

  11. The annual Great Famine-Irish Pilgrimage Mass will be concelebrated on Sunday 3rd June 2012 at Carfin Grotto-St Francis Xavier Church in Lanarkshire ML1 5AJ. The Mass will be led by Bishop Joseph Devine of the Diocese of Motherwell and will begin at 3pm.



  12. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on 1 June, 2012 at 10:53 said:



    “Hello racist” – Nastase. Genius!

  13. Did I hear that interview right last night on BBC Scotland Newsnight? When the interviewer asked Doncaster if a CVA was possible he said: “We need to trust the administrators…we need to trust the people in charge at Rangers.” Eh. Whit. TRUST the crooks that have refused to pay any tax for a year? Who have made no staff cuts? Who continue to draw out the most surreal administration in the history of the world ever?



    Is Doncaster naive or just being disingenuous? Me thinks you need a certain amount of calculation to get to where he is- but that’s maybe me just being cynical.

  14. Leggo today


    I can reveal that Sun editor, Andy Harries, along with his head of sport, Iain King, plus Herald editor Johnny Russell, met Green in his office inside Ibrox on Wednesday.


    My belief is that both newspapers could now face the perception they have been badly compromised.

  15. roy croppie – I’m not sure whether it was ever confirmed that they didn’t sign a contract with Cousin. Cousin definitely left his previous club, Sapins, in January to sign for rangers, he didnt go back and didn’t register with another club.



    They may have been paying him but unable to register him due to being in administration. I wonder if anyone in D&P actually even follows football. Probably all rugby fans.

  16. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    All this corruption and scandal is the traditional prequel to Italy winning a major tournament.

  17. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on




    Thanks, that’s what I thought ……. No way the CVA will be accepted 2p in £



    Incidentally, the primary responsibility of the administrators is to look after the interests of the creditors …….failed miserably…!!!!

  18. jock steins celtic on 1 June, 2012 at 11:12 said:


    does Green have an office inside Ibrox ?



    Green will be using our hero’s office as he is Monaco enjoying his soon to be riches from the impending liquidation

  19. SonsOfErin



    thanks for that re Cousin. The duffers look to me as if they like playing the owners and they join the list of those in Govan of how not to run a football club.

  20. Sanna : many happy returns of the day to you,sir!



    Brogan Rogan : you are indeed a fine wordsmith; keep dishin’ it up….as good as ice-cream!

  21. Fifa expect to make an announcement today!!!!



    Do they not realise that this is Lizzies weekend and that all that is Blue are looking forward to a right royal weekend, closing Rangers might just dampen the festivities.



    Stupid huns

  22. Soal



    If I say aye it doesn’t show either of us in a good light.






    I’ll need to improve the quality of my posts if you’re offering to buy the beers!!

  23. ¡ǝsoɥ ǝɥʇ ǝɯ ssɐd ‘sʞɔıʞ ʎןɟ ɥbnouǝ (o) /o\ z ʍoɹ on







    re Leggo



    Why would meeting the Jolly Green Giant at ipox compromise their papers?? Surely they’ve been doing this for decades??




  24. garcia lorca – Just one “stupid” for me at this point, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt ;)

  25. Anybody else think that if you stuck a red nose on Paul Clarke, you’d have a ringer for Mr Tumble?



    … where are the clowns


    Quick send in the clowns


    Don’t bother, they’re here




  26. O2 BASSAS,just sent me a text with union flag flip flops on it,flippin ragin :o(

  27. The ‘news’ regarding Megrahi should come as no surprise. There is an Aladdin’s Cave’s worth of reputable material on this case…and if ANYBODY still believes that Megrahi was other than a sacrificial lamb,then they may as well believe that RFCia will have Messi on their books for next season.







    Naw yer daein’ fine.



    Cheltenham isnae cheap,mind,so yer better half can buy her own.



    You will then,of course,have to pay her taxi-driver rates to get back tae yer Mum’s in leafy Worcs.



    This should all balance out nicely,a bit like THE EXILED TIM’s tale about the German tourist in Greece with 100 Euros……..

  29. 67Heaven



    As it happens administrators have key responsibilities enshrined in legislation and there is a hierarchy of what they should do.



    1. Ensure the survival of the business;


    2. If not possible ensure the best result for secured creditors;


    3. Ensure the best result for all creditors.



    Yes they have to act in the best interests of all creditors at all times but ultimately they have to try to save the business. It can be difficult (impossible in most cases) to do both, but the survival of the business is what they are tasked with doing.



    That is why a company is put into administration rather than just being wound up.




  30. From BCC news in Feb –



    ‘A statement from the SPL says they were “presented with a contract between Daniel Cousin (“the Player”) and Rangers FC dated 17 February 2012, signed by the Player and by Paul Clark, the Joint Administrator of The Rangers Football Club plc (in Administration)”. ‘



    A signed contract, so they’ve probably paid Cousin around 500k. Nice work if you can get it!

  31. thehuddlehound on

    SonsOfErin @ 11:26……


    I wonder if Daniel Cousin had to take a 75% drop in wages until today, and whether he reverts to the full amount now…?