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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. Ellboy - I am Neil Lennon, YNWA. on

    ‏@StewartRegan

     

     

    Thanks for the reply.

     

     

    From reading Paul’s article it seems there can be only one outcome.

     

     

    They have indeed killed themselves.

  2. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    Ellboy – I am Neil Lennon, YNWA. on 31 May, 2012 at 21:16 said:

     

    They have indeed killed themselves.

     

     

    The Fighting Fund has killled them! The Fighting Fund has killled them!

  3. up_over_goal on

    TinyTim @21:06

     

     

    It’s worth pointing out to you and others that both the decision to place a transfer ban on Rangers and whichever decision is made next are made not by the SFA, but by an Independent Tribunal.

     

     

    That’s not to say your prediction won’t be proved correct, but it won’t be the SFA that decides in this instance.

  4. TinyTim on 31 May, 2012 at 21:06 said:

     

    ………

     

    “Here is how it will pan out.

     

     

    The SFA will reduce the transfer embargo,and come up with another weaker punishment.

     

    Rangers will withdraw any legal action.

     

    Result: Fifa ,SFA and Rangers are all happy.”

     

     

    That cannot happen and Fifa cannot allow it to happen.

     

     

    It results in a successful outcome for the member club that applied to a civil court.

     

     

    Rangers in any event cannot withdraw their legal action as the decision has been taken. They can only get out of this mess by belatedly accepting the original decision of the appellate tribunal. That is the only outcome that will result in Fifa backing off.

  5. Tiny Tim

     

    is not a hun…

     

    he is my friend…(he imo is wrong)

     

     

    back to lurking….

  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    northshorebhoy on 31 May, 2012 at 21:15 said:

     

     

    Thank God you heard it too…..I thought I was cracking up……

  7. Ellboy – I am Neil Lennon, YNWA. on 31 May, 2012 at 21:16 said

     

    They have indeed killed themselves

     

     

    Should be quite funny if they want to know the names of those responsible…..Look in the mirror, you stupid stupid huns…

  8. Ellboy - I am Neil Lennon, YNWA. on

    The Hat on 31 May, 2012 at 21:05 said:

     

     

    This was meant for you, (stinking iPad lol)

     

     

    Thanks for the reply.

     

     

    From reading Paul’s article it seems there can be only one outcome.

     

     

    They have indeed killed themselves.

  9. In another vein……………..

     

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if they had to send the troops in to quell the hordes when the berserkers inevitably do what seems to come so naturally to the majority o’ thum……???

  10. Magnificentseven on

    blantyretim on 31 May, 2012 at 21:17 said:

     

     

     

    Tiny Tim

     

    is not a hun…

     

    he is my friend…(he imo is wrong)

     

     

    back to lurking….

     

     

     

    Blantyre….. I accept what you say and apologise

     

     

    buts he’s a very silly bhoy

  11. Enrico Dandolo nicked my Crusade on

    Monaghan1900 on 31 May, 2012 at 21:13 said:

     

     

    As you imply this will be buried. Along with rangers. It’s the only solution left.

     

    They have nothing! And nothing will come of nothing. :)

     

     

    So. Bin rangers. Find a deep deep mineshaft. Pour all the toxic down it. Cap it with a skip load of blazers. Then top it with concrete. Start all over again. It’s the only viable solution open to them.

     

    If not, Scottish football is dead and we have to wade out of the muck until we find some clear water.

     

     

    Whoever said earlier the rangers biggest rival was their fans hit the nail very cleanly on the head. Spot on.

     

     

    Rico

  12. Neil Donkeytowns hair clippers il be rattlin aw err eez big lumpy heid efter that news…zzzzzzz…oops…heid like a mutant cabbage.

  13. Ellboy - I am Neil Lennon, YNWA. on

    •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on 31 May, 2012 at 21:17 said:

     

     

    “They have indeed killed themselves.

     

     

    The Fighting Fund has killled them! The Fighting Fund has killled them!”

     

     

    BobbyRussell on 31 May, 2012 at 21:19 said

     

    “Should be quite funny if they want to know the names of those responsible…..Look in the mirror, you stupid stupid huns…”

     

     

    Lol and oh so true. :-)

  14. Ray Singh-Carr on

    Maybe Der Hunz will not receive any additional punishment for going to Court. They will now simply receive the punishment they should have received in the first place.

     

    Suspension followed by Expulsion, followed by Liquidation.

     

    HH

     

     

    :-)

  15. Could someone please help me here, I’m positive that when Celtic were challenging the SPL/SFA with some of their decisions last year, a high ranking officer of the SPL/SFA made a statement along the line of “Celtic with their nonsense appeals are costing the SPL/SFA a lot of money, why don’t they just accept their punishment?”

     

    Does anyone have any recollection of this?

  16. notafanofSoAL on

    If Dumb & Dumber were truly unaware of the consequences of court action, they better have good Professional Indemnity cover.

  17. The only possible outome of the reconvened Appeal Tribunal is suspension. They can’t reduce the punishment and they have already agreed that expulsion is too severe.

     

     

    Once again we are back to timing. Will this decision be made before or after the CVA rejection? Before or after they can get a newco up and running?

  18. magnificentseven

     

     

    plenty of orcs on here recently, hence my decision to stay off..

     

     

    no probs… KTF

  19. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    So…

     

     

    let me get this right

     

     

    The RFF funds D&P through the CoS. Forcing the SFA (or Appellant Tribunal), according to SR, to apply a listed sanction rather than a discretionary one. The listed sanctions being: a fine; or suspension. A fine must be considered too lenient, so it must be a suspension? And the RFF funded this? I’m missing something, right?

  20. Enrico Dandolo nicked my Crusade on

    Adam on 31 May, 2012 at 21:25 said:

     

     

    What’s your point?

     

     

    Rico

  21. Stringer Bell on

    P67

     

     

    Do you think the SFA I’ll go though with the suspension? Really?

     

     

    Apologies – not doubting you, it’s just that I am in my 40’s. Years of conditioning are hard to shake……!

     

     

    Your work is brilliant, btw. Brilliant.

  22. Clashcitybhoy on

    Tiny Tim

     

    EBTs potentially fall foul of both taxman and footballing authorities …..but ,in the case of the footballing authorities only if you don’t tell them.

     

    My understanding is that Celtic inherited Juninho’s contract fro his previous club , and , settled all debts to the taxman at a later date ( on advice of Brian Quinn) .

     

    As far as SFA is concerned , assuming that Celtic registered the contract with the SFA ( and given they effectively carried over the player’s contract from his previous club, it is logical to assume they did) then we have NO WORRIES.

  23. neil doncaster is getting hammered here and quite rightly,but as i will say again celtic have an official sitting on the same spl board eric reilly why is he not being

     

    called out ? i cannot believe mr reilly does not know what mr doncaster means

     

    when he spouts off as he has openly said it on numerous occasions if he disagree,s with mr doncaster’s view;s then speak up or resign his post

  24. Paddy Gallagher on

    blantyretim

     

    Met some friends of yours on Friday night mate.

     

    Tommy Burns Celtic CSC annual dinner dance.

     

    Margaret Allan from Blantyre who introduced me to her son . Stephen.

     

    He immediately said I know your face. we went through all the possibilities till Greyhounds were mentioned.

     

    Ah says he, you used to run dogs at Shawfield and when I was a boy I handed out programs at the owners entrance and you bunged us a pound, correct says I .

  25. Whilst many a haircut comes courtesy of a hair dye bottle…Mr Dorchesters came out of a mad scientists test tube…down with the hairdo…someone put a juju hex on its evil ways!

  26. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    Monaghan1900 on 31 May, 2012 at 21:20 said:

     

     

    LOL……..it’s just the way my lips move ……!!!!

     

     

    I’m getting too bloomin’ excited with all this…….been working long hours recently and trying to keep up with it all……..came in from work tonight, sat down to SSN, and nearly fell of my chair when the first thing I heard was THAT ……. Can they no get ANYTHING right (like me)

  27. up_over_goal on

    Why did the Appellate Tribunal come up with a new sanction, rather than expel Rangers? Honestly? Think, for more than a moment, how you would feel, even as a Celtic fan, if you were one of the three judges and you lived in Scotland. You know RFC have your name. You know all it takes is one petulant utterance from Sleekit Ally to put his Thug Army on notice. Would you be prepared to expose members of your family to the inevitable consequences?

     

     

    Rewind back to the furore surrounding the three original members, and their subsequent frightened protestations that, once Rangers fans knew the facts, they would see that the sanctions were reasonable (i.e. lenient).

     

     

    Part of me would love to be the one to kick them into the abyss, but the sensible, sober me realises it wouldn’t just be my life put at risk.

  28. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    Wonky,

     

     

    I think you’ll find its jojoba, there will verily be flowin locks in a month or two

     

     

    and no, I’m not stalkin you

  29. Green Lantern (((((0))))) on

    Suspension is too good for thems. I suggest death by Bongo Bongo.

  30. Paddy Gallagher

     

     

    I worked the traps and then the tote at Shawfield while a student. The former was straightforward enough, although you allegedly learn a few things about, er, some of the practices. The latter was a tough gig – the folk know their stuff and know everything down to the last penny. Good times though.

  31. we are due a question about the money in the suitcase smuggling job by desmond white next.

  32. notafanofSoAL – Yeah, given the administrators main priority is to maintain the business as a going concern, getting the club suspending from the activity which generates their entire income isn’t too bright.

  33. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    tarrant on 31 May, 2012 at 21:29 said:

     

     

    DING……nice one

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