Souness: loan was for work, makes interesting dates claim


Graeme Souness today told a Daily Record reporter that he received his EBT LOAN from Rangers because:

“I was doing work for Rangers.

“I was in between jobs. I was going to scout for Glasgow Rangers at that time”.

Payment in return for “doing work” is what this whole business is all about. Payment for “doing work” is taxable. It cannot be remunerated via a non-repayable loan.

Mr Souness was manager of Blackburn Rovers from 14 March 2000 until 6 September 2004.

As Blackburn manager, he signed Tugay from Rangers on 17 May 2001. He requested £30,000 from the Rangers EBT scheme five weeks later.

“In between jobs” Really? These dates make that an interesting claim.

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  1. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    If CKR starts we will finish with 10 men. Take that to the bank..,

  2. Kill Ultra



    Hopefully now you guys can at least deal with your issues privately, sort them and move on without the public disagreements. Allowing the Res 12 guys to concentrate on the job at hand.




  3. Weeminger, the amount of tickets we got were always going to satisfy the most deserving very very quickly as the criteria meant a lot were double counted.



    Celtic sold a very limited number today. Under 500 tickets. Out of an allocation of 21,000 that’s some going.



    Also, sevco open up there allocation to all season ticket holders no matter if you had been home, away or to the moon. They created a demand as a lot of the regular attenders didn’t come out in the ballot.



    A few sevcoites I know are fuming and would sell their granny for a ticket.



    Celtic never had that demand but still sold their allocation without much bother.

  4. GlassTwoThirdsFull on



    I’d be worried about a red card for CKR if he played. I’d go with Rogic, with Tierney providing the width (if GMS is still out).

  5. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    he spoke sence once –



    “The Celtic banners. Lord, how many man-woman hours went into dreaming them up? There was a level of genius about some of them, one in particular, a gigantic image of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with Neil Lennon in the saddle on one and Hector the taxman on board another. Your Day Is Coming was the message underneath this footballing Mona Lisa. All around it, people waved black flags and held mock gravestones, each with its own message – The End, Rot In Hell, Scotland’s Shame, Get It Up You. Not subtle, but then subtlety wasn’t in the plan. Down the other end of the stadium another collection of Celts held up signs with the word Goodbye written in a dozen different languages. This was goading on a grand scale. If there was a Champions League for revelling in the misery of others, then Celtic would be Europe’s pre-eminent club”


    Tom English (The Scotsman newspaper, 30 Apr 2012) on Green Brigade’s classic banner (see match)

  6. weebobbycollins on

    I heard big Colin Kazim is at Celtic shop somewhere this week…I’m sure he will get plenty warning of what’s coming…won’t make a difference though….Thomshun will send him off being on.

  7. The Resolute Mr Pastry on

    AULDHEID@7:10 – Whilst I bow to your greater accumulation of knowledge on the Resolution 12 issue and, the admirable assiduity involved in pursuing a resolution to the said Resolution – there were two explicit points that I don’t think you have addressed.



    My first point was focussed on fighting two battles, when after the Supreme Court, only one, albeit segmented, need be taken on. Now I know that you and others have invested a great deal in your workings on Resolution 12 and would not like to see it sidelined – however I am sure it will still be very much material to any overall outcome.



    My second point – In light of the above, surely the public silence of the Celtic board is perfectly understandable, if not essential, at this juncture.

  8. The Saw Doctors will play nine full band shows in October


    – their first live concerts in over three years.


    Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday April 12 for the nine shows The Saw Doctors will play in Scotland in October: Isle of Mull (6th) Fort William (7th), Wick (8th), Stornoway (10th), Inverness (11th), Aberdeen (12th), Ullapool (14th), Forres (15th) and Birnam (16th).



    Photo: Ray Ryan, Tuam Herald.

  9. GreeninbingleyinOslo on

    PJBHOYNYC on 11TH APRIL 2016 7:25 PM



    That was my reading of it as well. “How much was mine for? What was the biggest sum (handed over via an EBT)? Woo…that’s a lot of money, isn’t it?”



    Souness knows exactly what he is doing. Rabbit in the headlights my erse – he instigated the interview himself IMO. Why else would the Record choose to ask the question after four years of dodging it?



    Things are about to get gloriously messy.

  10. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    you really really don’t know what you are talking about do you?


    its all conjecture on your part dressed up as facts, why don’t you simply advise people that when your offering your opinion, that is all it is, the opinion of someone who has no idea what is going on.

  11. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Chris Commins must play. Look at the crackin goals hes scored aginn them. Loved the one when he skinned big Fartley!!! Oh how I chuckled H H

  12. BOGNORBHOY on 11TH APRIL 2016 8:21 PM


    No Glasgow gig?


    Saw them circa twenty years ago in the Barrowlands on two occasions, absolute brilliant Band. Even got them to sign there EP that includes Michael D Rockin in the Dail and I want to kiss The Bangles…:)


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  13. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    no been a big Commons fan but I think this should be his big game of the season, this is one I don’t think he will disappear in, he loves the big stage and the level of opponent will suit him down to the ground.

  14. The Resolute Mr Pastry on

    SFTB@6:12 – I actually thought it was funny and the response by a leading TRUSS apologist, was even funnier, I knew one would ‘bite’ – humour not always needed in satire – check out the definition.



    Tell you what, if it stops that kind of stupid request from the TRUSS to the Celtic board, well maybe I’ve saved us all a lot of inches of ‘tripe’ backing them up, on this blog.



    The TRUSS is the sporting equivalent of Clerkin’s ridiculous Scottish Resistance – how long before we get ‘The Declaration of Kerrydale”?

  15. Mullet and Co


    Paul 67



    The first ebt that RFC used for which records exist was for Craig Moore in 1999. Interestingly there is no side letter which perhaps explains why the £2.8m sought only covers de Boer and Flo with side letters of 30 Aug and 23 Nov 2011 respectively. Those ebts were paid under the label of Rangers Employee Benefit Trust. REBT.



    Now De Boer moved over to the non DOS ebts (let’s call them BTC ebts under The Murray Group Management Remuneration Trust. MGMRT in 2002/03 season. Flo was by then off ski I think but the point is that at some point in 2000/01 the decision was taken to move to the BTC ebts.



    Thus Souness would be paid via them but it is unlikely he had any side letter. It would have been sold to him as a legal scheme and without a side letter it could be construed as such although whether there is tax payable on the £30k or not will depend on the view taken about all payments under the MGMRT.



    What was he paid for? If work in 1999 or earlier and he took up work with Blackburn in March 2000 then being paid for scouting work preceding his Blackburn job actually stands up or put another way is going to make it hard to prove it was for services rendered on player transfers.



    The devil is in the detail. Get that wrong and we can look daft.

  16. giggsy



    Congratulations on the first twenty years of the TGCSC!


    Terrific achievement

  17. HT: Cliftonville 0-1 Celtic.


    Kelleher’s goal gives the Hoops the lead at the break.

  18. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    Dont often agree with Keevins but I did tonight as he reckons Commins must play!!!



    Loved them for years ,see some great gigs by them.


    2007 Galway arts festival ..Warwick hotel ….


    The sister in laws first sawdoctors experience she loved it…


    She passed today after a two year battle with cancer..


    She will be missed by many ,Plymouth lost a good one today



    Mark rest in peace.

  20. Delaneys Dunky on




    God bless and help you in your battle.


    Great to see Frantic on to offer his support for you. He is fighting a similar battle to yourself.







    Hope you are keeping good bigyin. We need to meet up again soon.




  21. An Teach Solais on



    Sincere condolences on your loss.


    May your sister-in-law rest in peace.



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