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Celtic Quick News readers have assumed SFA rules apply to all clubs, including Rangers.  It is therefore, a surprise to read the BBC report today that the associations lawyers are “unsure” if Articles of Association rule 10.2, which prohibits someone (in this case, Paul Murray) becoming a director of a club if they have previously been a club director “within the five-year period preceding such club having undergone an insolvency event”, which includes administration and liquidation, should it arise.

The SFA are “unsure”.  Heaven help us.

The rules are clear, those who have been directors of Rangers during the past five years are not eligible to be a director of a Scottish club without appeal to the SFA board for discretionary dispensation.  It is preposterous for the association to be unsure on this matter.

If they are asked to consider Paul Murray as a Fit and Proper person, his record as director of Rangers should be examined.  As we explained on Saturday, Murray was director in the spring of 2010 when Rangers were issued with a £24m tax demand plus £12m interest.

Instead of curtailing budget the following season by selling players to mitigate the threat to the club’s survival, the board Murray served on authorised a £4m spend on Nikica Jelavic in August 2010.  If they had taken the responsible long-term view, they could have cut budget, realised significant levels of cash, prepared for the outcome of the tax tribunal and seen off any asset-stripping takeover.

The SFA really need to get a grip of their own rules. They appear intent on pretending Scottish football is not in crisis.

The 8th Annual Celtic Quick News Charity Golf Day is booked for Friday, 3rd August 2012 at Aberdour Golf Course in Fife.  The night is always over-subscribed, so get your application in early.  Costs are £70 for golf including an evening meal and £40 for evening guests only.  You can book by emailing Taggsybhoy at cqnopen2012@gmx.co.uk.

Former Celtic defender and current Livingston manager, John Hughes, will join me in speaking after the meal.

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  1. Let’s be hearig from Grimmond McCrummoch………….

     

     

    ( wee davie can keep for now)

  2. What is the Stars on

    Ah Cheltenham

     

    Someone asked tips

     

    Well for me the bet of the day is a shrt priced double on Hurricane Fly and Quevega.both should win

     

    First race I was told Steps to Freedom impressed connections with a nice piece of work on the Curragh gallops recently and there is confidence behind its chances.I was also told a few weeks ago that Dermot Welds horse Gallileos Choice was the one to be on in this race.Its a tough race and Walsh and Nichols horse Prospect Wells is a decent price (16/1) and I would give it a chance.

     

    I was told the Pipe stable have “The Package” ready to roll in the third race and they reckon it has a “good chance” (6/1)

     

    But Cheltenham can be tough,everyone trying,some horses aimed at this all year

     

    I have a big double on Hurricane and Quevega and will have a bet on the Package also

     

    Best of luck

  3. South Of Tunis on

    hamiltontim @ 11 53.

     

     

    Other fans reaction to the Hun—-

     

     

    Small sample – but -from personal contacts —

     

     

    2 Hearts supporters.

     

    3 Hibs supporters

     

    1 Kilmarnock supporter.

     

    2 Morton supporters

     

    1 PTFC supporter –

     

     

    Think —– No SPL Parachute / No to any Newco that doesn’t have to apply to be allowed to begin at the very bottom.

  4. So a journalist from one of the main channels is sniffing about the SFA. One of the rats will jump ship soon. My money would be on the the new guy from down south.

  5. What is the Stars on 13 March, 2012 at 12:01 said:

     

    Endorse even

     

     

    —————————————

     

    Wits ,you calling oor Val dross? aye yir right.

  6. row z \o/ (O) whatever part of my club is dependent on rangers I am willing to lose! on

    Vmhan Supporting Lenny! on 13 March, 2012 at 12:05 said:

     

    Row z

     

     

    Cheers.

     

     

    Am away to try it out.

     

     

    HH

  7. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    regan setting up deniability, expect Mr Thompson to have recorded said conversation. I also hope he does not reply to regans question until he has milked the existing shambles keep them sweating Alex.

  8. South Of Tunis on 13 March, 2012 at 12:11 said:

     

     

     

    Reassuring to say the least. I can go for my lunch in a calmer frame of mind thank you.

  9. I heard Hugh Keevins use the word ‘investigative’ regarding his colleagues in the press last night. We have seen today the results of one guy actually putting that into practice. If Hugh and his cronies even attempted to do their job properly then we would be much further down the line with what really goes on in our football hierarchy and towards putting things right. Mind you, by doing nothing they probably feel that they are doing their job and keeping everything in Scottish football just the way it should be.

  10. WITS

     

     

    Cheers mate i have a treble of hurrican fly ,quevega and sprinter sacre!! so all the big prices.

     

     

    I also have a few quid each way on colour squadron at 16’s

     

     

    fingers crossed

  11. I’m sure Val used to be on TV on a Saturday night just before Sportscene started. We had to endure his wailing to make sure we didn’t miss the start!

  12. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Lets make one thing very clear here

     

     

    It does not matter if Campbell Ogilvie, John Mc Lelland, Dave King, Paul Murray et all … never knew or never noticed or never seen anything to do with two contracts.

     

     

    It was their job to know. By stating that they never knew THEY ARE ADMITTING GUILT. THEY ARE ADMITTING CULPABILITY BY NOT KNOWING.WHETHER THEY DID ACTUALLY KNOW OR NOT.

     

     

    This is why we have not heard from said Gentlemen and why no journalist dare ask them.

     

     

    I read Jörg Albertz going on about his Scottish bank account last week and how he still has it and if anyone wants a look etc ?

     

     

    What would be far more interesting to see would be his German bank account. As he never lived in Germany at the time he could reroute all offshore payments to his German bank account and pay no German tax.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  13. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    See what happens when a proper journalist gets on to a story,and then pursues it.Scottish lurking lapdogs-take note.

  14. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Bada Bing

     

    no fair, quite a few have been investigating, this is the first msm without remit, even the boy Daley was only allowed to look into our hero, no further.

     

    Paul, Phol and RTC have all been investigating and I’d say doing a god job.

     

    hail hail

  15. sixtaeseven: No NewCo in SPL and it's Non-Negotiable! on

    Campbell Ogilvie is a member of UEFA’s “National Team Competitions Committee”.

     

     

    Stewart “Twitter” Regan is a member of UEFA’s “Marketing Advisory Committee”.

  16. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Althought if it had not been for my input, none of them would have got anywhere

     

    :o)

  17. P67 –

     

     

    Sent Taggsybhoy an e-mail for the gowf, hope I haven’t left it too late!

     

     

    Yogi for a speech? Should be good and looking forward to it.

     

     

    You again for a speech? Having heard your last 4 apres-whack-thing gems, I am unsure what subject you will find from the last year, which could possibly keep our interest? Mmmmmmmm?

     

     

    Blantyre Kev – get thon trophy polished, The Boss disna like dusty cups on the dresser!

     

     

    Urcyl

  18. Son of Gabriel on

    Snake Plissken: 12:06

     

     

    Cracker mate. Absolute cracker.

     

    I will be using it as my own but rest assured, you will be in my thoughts when I do ;)

  19. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    South African tax officials investigate Rangers director Dave King

     

    Johannesburg-based businessman Mr King is being pursued by the South African Revenue Service for around £227m dating back to 1991.

     

     

    By Mike Farrell

     

    13 March 2012 10:53 GMT

     

     

    The South African tax authority is probing Rangers director Dave King over his involvement in a takeover bid for the crisis-hit club.

     

     

    Johannesburg-based businessman Mr King is being pursued by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) for 2.7bn rand (around £227m) dating back to 1991.

     

     

    Last week, the director who joined Rangers in 2000, claimed he was planning to sue former owner Sir David Murray for the £20m he invested in the club over allegedly not revealing the “true financial position” at Ibrox.

     

     

    Mr King, who is the subject of a court-granted “restraint order” over dealing with property in Scotland as a result of the tax case, stated last Wednesday he intends to reinvest all money he may receive from any action against Sir David into the club.

     

     

    He also stated that he is backing the Blue Knights consortium for a Rangers takeover and had approached the Scottish FA over possibly taking an “increased role” in the club.

     

     

    Sars confirmed it is continuing to pursue the Rangers director for the outstanding tax.

     

     

    A spokesman for the service said: “Sars will continue with its attempts to recover outstanding tax debts and Sars will continue to follow due legal process for this purpose. At this stage and in view of the fact that same aspects of litigation may be considered to be sub judice, Sars will elect not to make further public statements at this time.

     

     

    “Sars has noted the public statement issued by the taxpayer in his individual capacity and the attention of Sars and its counsel has been drawn to various media articles regarding the taxpayer and his interest in the soccer club, Glasgow Rangers. Sars will again elect not to make further public statement on the matter at this time.”

     

     

    Wine estate

     

     

    Last year the revenue service obtained a High Court order in South Africa to seize Mr King’s £10m Quoin Rock wine estate near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province. This was sold at auction in November for around £5m.

     

     

    Sars confirmed “other processes of litigation” in relation to Mr King are “currently before different courts of law and are at this stage not reportable”.

     

     

    Mr King has not yet served any notice of action on Sir David, who noted the statement from the Glasgow-born businessman with “much incredulity”.

     

     

    The tax authorities in South Africa are focused on Mr King’s Ben Nevis company, as well as other businesses he was involved in. He is currently chairman of Micromega Holdings in Johannesburg, which has interests or owns several companies, including stock brokers and a risk assessment firm.

     

     

    Sars says Mr King faces 322 “criminal charges, has acted fraudulently, evaded tax and lied about his income and profits generated since 1990.”

     

     

    The tax authority believes Mr King declared average annual income of around £6700 when he made more than £84m from 1990 to 2001. He claimed “even his wrist watch and golf clubs” belonged to the Ben Nevis company, according to Sars.

     

     

    In his statement last week, Mr King said he believed the liquidation of Rangers was “inevitable” and said he had approached the SFA regarding its fit and proper persons criteria “in advance of considering an increased role in the club going forward”.

     

     

    A spokesman for the Crown Office confirmed its position in relation to the director of the Ibrox club. He said: “We can confirm that David Cunningham King is the subject of a restraint order. It would not be appropriate to comment further on an ongoing restraint case.”

  20. Dont know how to pull the text onto here, but RTC is skewering campbell ogilvie on twitter.

  21. The South African tax authority is probing Rangers director Dave King over his involvement in a takeover bid for the crisis-hit club.

     

     

    Johannesburg-based businessman Mr King is being pursued by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) for 2.7bn rand (around £227m) dating back to 1991.

     

     

    Last week, the director who joined Rangers in 2000, claimed he was planning to sue former owner Sir David Murray for the £20m he invested in the club over allegedly not revealing the “true financial position” at Ibrox.

     

     

    Mr King, who is the subject of a court-granted “restraint order” over dealing with property in Scotland as a result of the tax case, stated last Wednesday he intends to reinvest all money he may receive from any action against Sir David into the club.

     

     

    He also stated that he is backing the Blue Knights consortium for a Rangers takeover and had approached the Scottish FA over possibly taking an “increased role” in the club.

     

     

    Sars confirmed it is continuing to pursue the Rangers director for the outstanding tax.

     

     

    A spokesman for the service said: “Sars will continue with its attempts to recover outstanding tax debts and Sars will continue to follow due legal process for this purpose. At this stage and in view of the fact that same aspects of litigation may be considered to be sub judice, Sars will elect not to make further public statements at this time.

     

     

    “Sars has noted the public statement issued by the taxpayer in his individual capacity and the attention of Sars and its counsel has been drawn to various media articles regarding the taxpayer and his interest in the soccer club, Glasgow Rangers. Sars will again elect not to make further public statement on the matter at this time.”

  22. Mr alex thomson of channel 4 news

     

    has moved from 800 follower on that twitty thing

     

    to 15,000 lets join them lets make it 100,000

     

    that will get channel 4 news ratings up

  23. South Of Tunis on

    Val Doonican ?

     

     

    Used to do a lot of work in Kingston Jamaica .

     

     

    Used to go to Randy’s Record store in downtown Kingston a lot .

     

     

    Mounds of Mento , Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae . No Dylan , Beatles , Stones or Elvis . No shortage of Val Doonican in the racks –alongside other big people faves like Herman’s Hermits , Matt Monro , Jim Reeves and Skeeter Davis.

     

     

    Some might also remember him doing a good version of Stone Fox Chase on the OGWT . .

  24. From Rangers Media re. Craig Whyte simply giving up on his shares, I think this guy might have a point.

     

     

    ‘I think when it comes to “We don’t do walking away” Ally is in kindergarten when it comes to this shyster.’

  25. johann murdoch on

    So if dear Campbell didnt know about the EBTs/side contracts and didnt counter sign them on behalf of the club..then who did?.a third party?…

     

     

    I predict it was professor plum in the blue room with the lead piping!..or was it a big boy who did it and ran away?…murkier and murkier..

  26. Celtic_First,

     

     

    I don’t think Ogilvie ever contemplated getting caught. They control the game; they think they are fireproof.

     

     

    My basic position is that he was Company Secretary. He either knew about the EBTs and is culpable or he didn’t, which means he wasn’t doing his job

  27. philvisreturns on

    Question:

     

     

    Why does Rangers attract so many “colourful” characters from the world of business?

     

     

    Celtic’s directors tend to be respectable, solid, boring even – exactly what you want in a board.

     

     

    Rangers seems to be perpetually surrounded by impresarios, egoists, fabulists, people who might have become snake oil peddlers had they lived in the Wild West.

     

     

    Is that why they keep insisting so volubly on their “dignity”? After all, few people trumpet their own supposed honesty more vociferously than do the mendacious. (thumbsup)

  28. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    philvisreturns @ 12:43

     

     

    If I was a conspiracy theorist I’d suggest they were all members of some underground society that fast tracks incompetents to positions in business they aren’t worthy of – in this case it’s a beautiful irony :D .

  29. Knights in White Satin?

     

    Just imagine that Masonic cabal dressed in satin….they become even more laughable. They have nowhere left to hide & they hate to be exposed. Every day their deception & cunning becomes more apparent is a day closer to their terminal ruination.

     

    And what do we have? A Treble in sight.

     

    Happy daze!

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