SFA set for expulsion from Fifa unless it acts against Rangers


Rangers administrators have today gone to the Court of Session in an attempt to overturn the recent disciplinary action imposed on the club by the SFA.  Paul Clark said:

“The Club started proceedings at the Court of Session today in an attempt to challenge the imposition by an SFA Judicial Panel of a player signing embargo.

“The process will continue at the court on Tuesday and it is the Club’s position that the Judicial Panel did not have the powers to impose such a sanction.

“The Club and the administrators are grateful for the support of the Rangers Fighting Fund on this matter.”

It is prohibited by Fifa for a club to take its association to the civil courts.  Fifa rules dictate that the national association must expel any club which takes this action.  In December last year the international body threatened to expel the Swiss FA from world football unless it set a deadline to expel Sion after the club took action in its local civil court.

This action can surely only be to provoke the SFA into bringing this sorry saga to an end by kicking them out of the game before Duff and Phelps are forced to padlock the doors due to their own failures.

Unfortunately, President What-school-did-you-go-to is still in residence at the SFA, so it’s unlikely that we will see any clear action from Hampden to calm supporters of other clubs or the Scotland national team.

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  1. Snake Plissken on

    Someone once said everything happens for a reason. We shook our heads in disbelief at Sion and their bampot president.



    Funny how these things come back around when Dead Parrot FC think they are still allowed to do what they like.



    Expel the cheats and make them start again at the bottom.



    It’s for the good of the game in Scotland at large now.



    Bang goes the TV argument.



    Morons, the lot of them.

  2. leftclicktic on

    The huns on Rm delighted hoping it gets Every scottish club kicked out of europe.




    Nail them to the floor UEFA

  3. Paul67…what would celtic be able to do if the SFA was kicked out of FIFA for failing to act? FIFA doesn’t tread lightly where this type of thing crops up…it’s one of the factors that lead to World Cups becoming tax free bonanzas for FIFA.



    Is there any link to your request for information on cross border clubs last week?

  4. this would suit the duffers and whyte as they will get what they want while being


    played the martyr’s for defending rangers

  5. So if they get expelled, can they still transfer their SPL share to a Newco? A whole new avenue of debate…

  6. if i was a cynic…



    i’d anticipate a massive fluctuation in available housing stock in the govan area shortly…



    because aside from prising the real estate from the boggle-eyed ones slimy hands… it sounds like the creditors just got offered heehaw in the pound.

  7. From Garngad to Croy I am Neil Lennon. on

    The Ship called ‘Dignity’ is sinking. The Rangers fans would be more than happy to take everyone down with them !





    Any better on the work front lately?



    If you bump into VP tonight,let him know our favourite sprinter is running tomorrow at Haydock.



    Middle draw,and a decent price,and I hope I hivnae jinxed it!



    BTW so does my bank manager…..

  9. James Forrest is Neil Lennon! We are ALL Neil Lennon! on

    Rangers have over-stepped the mark magnificently with this action.



    At last, at long last, FIFA and UEFA can no longer stand outside it. We wanted the attentions of the world brought to bear … now they are.



    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

  10. president what school did you go to “mee-0uch!”


    Paul you have been playing a blinder these past few days whilst others have been hood-winked by their impartial administrators


    more power to your blog


    nice that you also managed to put this sleekit shennanigans in excellent


    juxstaposition with pure football and the lauded lisbon lions


    hail hail



  11. Paul.



    The SFA expel Rangers.



    You are either suffering from too much sun or simply having a laugh.

  12. !!Bada Bing!! on

    The huns would know the rules and penalties,if they had a football administrator on the payroll……..oh hold on a wee minute…….

  13. The SFA speaks:



    Statement on Court of Session proceedings


    Friday, 25 May 2012




    Scottish FA spokesperson:



    “We note Rangers FC’s initiation of proceedings at the Court of Session in relation to the sanctions imposed by an independent Judicial Panel, which were subsequently upheld by an Appellate Tribunal chaired by Lord Carloway.



    “With the hearing continued until Tuesday, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”



    …and say nothing at all…

  14. Paul67



    I don’t get this arguement because it would then revert to the powers they did have which is Termination or Suspension of the club license.



    Who is it behind the scenes that is pushing Duff&Duffer to kill this mob off.





    PAUL67 serves them up,MC sleeps in the box.

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    BMCUW-Got a few decent plates spinning just now,hope one bites,wont see VP,what horse? a secret?

  17. jock steins celtic on

    a deliberate ploy by Duff & Phelps to get the SFA to kill the Huns off.

  18. Eyes Wide Open on

    Do the SFA really think that the ‘keep your heads down and this will blow over’ philosphy is really going to work!?



    Striking how quick Regan showed he can be to tweet comments after Charlie Richmond criticised the organisation – well the whole world now knows about the BBC documentary and we have hit a wall of silence.



    Has President what school did you go to genuinely have no moral compass (kind of answered that one in the question didnt!)


    He must not recognise the damage and disrepute he alone is bringing onto his employees – otherwise he would have tendered his resignation.



    What we are witnessing is truley the end of an empire which refuses to believe in own fate.

  19. So even more of the Fighting Fund used up in a hopeless process.



    When will it finally click with the stupid huns…

  20. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah


    Make you wanna move your dancing feet now


    To the rescue, here I am


    Want you to know, y’all, can you understand?

  21. signifcant dates in scottish football…



    25th may, 1967


    inter milan 1 – 2 celtic (mazzola – gemmell, chalmers)



    25th may 2012


    rangers 0 – 1 court of session (own goal)



    perfect symmetry.



    kind of reminds you of jonathon aitken’s great “sword of truth and shield of justice” piffle.

  22. Mr Green is supposedly knowledgeable in football matters so he must know that this is a potentially suicidal move by Rangers.



    I hope they do get kicked out. I hope the SFA get a kicking too and I hope Celtic has the door opened to them from somewhere else, a place free from the stench of this football hellhole.

  23. There is no choice but to expel them. Will our European football be at stake if they don’t?

  24. Gordon Smith, who no-one knows what he actually done when he was director of football.




    Gordon Smith believes Rangers have been punished enough for the actions of Craig Whyte.



    The former ‘Gers striker was appointed by Whyte to the role of director of football in June 2011 before leaving the post in February 2012 saying he wasn’t able to do his job.



    The Glasgow side are currently being run by administrators and though potential owner Charles Green will pursue a CVA, the fallback exit strategy is a newco scenario.



    Representatives from all Scottish Premier League clubs are expected to vote next week on financial fair play rules that would see sanctions imposed on any newco club.



    But Smith, who was also previously chief executive of the Scottish FA, says the Ibrox club shouldn’t be punished for the actions of individuals.



    Earlier this week, Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston warned against hitting a potential ‘newco’ Rangers with tough sanctions and it’s a view Smith sympathises with.



    He said: “I don’t see why in terms of the club being punished going forward because maybe mistakes have been made by individuals.



    “Whether it was accidental or deliberate these are people that have done these things and I know a lot of people would like to see the club punished but at the end of the day I think Scottish football needs a good, strong Rangers and Celtic.



    “I’d like to see every team get all the help they can get when they are in financial trouble.



    “I think there’s definitely a case of, if rules have been broken then there has to be sanctions for it.



    “It depends whether the rules have been broken deliberately to try and gain an advantage or whether it’s administrative problems.



    “Sometimes when I was at the SFA that was the case, it was just purely error rather than deliberate so you have to take that into account.



    “And the sanctions should be based on the strength of what’s happened and the mistakes that have been made.”

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