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. Sorry Paul67, haven’t had time to read the CQN at all today.


    Just dropped in to say, last week I wrote a piece about the death of a great friend, thank you to all the Bhoys and ghirls who sympathised.


    This afternoon my eldest son handed me my 30 min old, first grandchild, a Bhoy !!!


    I have never felt so humble.


    The wheel of life turns.


    I’m off out for a few scoops. Love yez all !!!

  2. Can anybody stick up a YouTube video laters of NewsnightScotland as that’s the only way some of us will see Doncaster in the hot seat.


    Thanks in advance



  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    Takes = Taxes…….stupid iPad

  4. SFA have broken the FIFA rules by sending the ruling back to the appeal panel



    Under FIFA rules they must ignore the civil court ruling then raise a new separate action against Rangers



    We could now not be in the CL


    Celtic must step in now




  5. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    Paddy G,



    ya bugger, that was far too quick for an auld yin like you… ;)

  6. my swingometer is now back on the dark side. Another statement , another date for another investigation, more stalling. The whole stinking pot of piss that is Scottish football is overflowing with Orc apologists desperaste to keep them afloat in the self same pot.


    Let`s leave them to it.

  7. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on 31 May, 2012 at 21:47 said:


    So the fighting fund has financed the huns own demise



    Not quite. In the end the SFA funded it, which is also ironic.

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

    MadraRua on 31 May, 2012 at 21:53 said:




  9. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    Bloke109 is Neil Lennon on 31 May, 2012 at 21:54 said:



    an you annaw ;)

  10. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    miki67 on 31 May, 2012 at 21:54 said:



    I’ll check YouTube at 11.30….if it’s there, I’ll post it

  11. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    SydneyTim on 31 May, 2012 at 21:54 said:



    And do what?



    The SFA Appeal can suspend Rangers under the original charge and the SFA can suspend them as well for going to a civil court..



    Now if Rangers accept the embargo, it is as you were.



    Nothing for Celtic to do or say in public.

  12. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on




    Certainly looked like that until the court case…..think the tide is turning now….think SFA etc are pissed off with them now ……and….the ongoing revelations / investigations will bury them….

  13. cavansam \o/ on

    Those worried that they can be suspended from the SFA and still play in the SPL needn’t be worried. SFA referees cannot officiate in any match where one of the teams is suspended from the association. So tough luck Mr. Doncaster time to come up with plan C or is it D at this stage?

  14. TSD @ 17.57



    At such momentous times in Scottish Fitba, it is difficult to spare 5 minutes to disabuse you of the nonsense views that circulate in your world.



    You pointed me in the direction of Arthur Herman claiming he vindicated your views and undermined mine on the wee drunk coward Joe McCarthy. I can only assume that you have never read Herman and have been told that he backs up some revisionist views on McCarthy.



    In our earlier exchanges on McCarthy I claimed that:-


    a) Joe was indiscriminate and maverick in throwing out accusations affecting many more innocent than guilty.


    b) Joe had lied about his WW2 achievements and the “Tailgunner Joe” stories built up a myth


    c) Joe was a regular drunk and , latterly, an alkie.


    d) Joe, in his shotgun approach, did make a few hits on actual Communists and a few of these identified Communists did intend to do harm to US interests



    Mr. Herman corroborates all of my points and does not attempt to advance many redeeming features in his recounting of the McCarthy story, apart from reminding folk of what we all accept i.e. there were Communists in the USA, some in the Government, and some of them were enemies of the US. It is certainly not a pro-McCarthy viewpoint he is putting forward; it is a pretty fair and honest summation of Joe’s deliberate dishonesties and accidental truths.



    I am frightened to recommend any reading to you since I am not sure you have mastered reading for meaning yet if you thought Herman backs you up..



    Here’s a link where you can avoid the written word and listen to Herman talk about wee Joe and his sad sidekick, Roy Cohn.



    Herman on McCarthy

  15. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    I’ll have you amadans know that me an Paz had a whirlwind romance, all of 7 minutes, including 2 smokes and a brandy.



    That included three minutes extra time, although it was cut short as there was no score.



    There was no second leg

  16. Jeg er Neil Lennon-Greeninbingley on

    •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on 31 May, 2012 at 21:35 said:


    Suspension is as good as death, isn’t it?



    Yes, i think suspension IS death. And that’s what they have brought upon themselves.



    FIFA wading in is the death knell for Rangers FC. They don’t do funny handshakes. And they don’t like wee playground bullies.



    So after all these years, their own hubris destroyed them. Apt, that.

  17. SydneyTim,



    Chill. That is not correct.



    The SFA is obliged to act in accordance with the decision of the Court of Session. They have no option.



    That is why Fifa, who are fully aware they cannot usurp civil courts, will insist the SFA take fresh action against Rangers. Only if the SFA refused to take that action, would Scottish football, including Celtic, be victims of this specific affair.

  18. Paul67



    You’re the talk of the Steamie on ol’ Follow Follow:



    “‘SFA prepare to suspend Rangers’ says guess who?


    Paul Brennan of Celtic Quick News and Lawwell’s puppet says so.



    Do you think this has been fed to him?



    They would not dare, if so, Scottish Football is fecked. ”




  19. theglasgowcelticway on



    Heard little Oscar,brilliant!!!You need to get him some flying lessons so he can land the big plane.Oh! and don’t forget those Sugar Puffs!

  20. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    Madra Rua,



    really chuffed to bits for you… without gettin too sentimental, the weans really are your treasure… congratulations



    Knoxy, words are easy, but the wee mans got guts…. mon Oscar

  21. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    Saint Stivs on 31 May, 2012 at 20:47 said:



    “Approval would also be needed from the SFA as the licensing body.”



    Oh aye?



    It would be good to have the SFA confirm this in response to the CST letter.

  22. jmccormick



    Nah, in this world. Under pressure from FIFA, the SFA will bow and scrape. If they don’t, no European football for us and other lots (see how quickly other chairmen will turn then), or for the cuddly tartan army. The moment that the rest of Scottish football suddenly thinks of alternatives to thems.

  23. twists n turns on

    Best look out my mourning suit. Bright green shirt, gold tie topped off with a snazzy white jaiket. Noooo….whaurs ma jelly recipe?

  24. Paddy Gallagher on

    WHIT!! They are having cash flow problems??


    Sly, sleekit gets, they kept that quiet :-))

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