SPL makes more concessions to Sevco


Channel 4’s Alex Thomson’s source at the SPL yesterday confirmed that the league will not proceed with their hearing into Rangers illegal registration of players until Sevco agrees to be bound by its findings.  This is curious as Item 12 (Sanctions) from the SFA’s ‘List of items required to accompany application for transfer of full membership’ from Rangers to Sevco, an application which Sevco have already made, obliged Sevco to agreed to be bound by these findings.

The relevant part of the transfer application reads:

“Confirmation that Sevco will accept such sanctions as are proposed by the Scottish FA in relation to current proceedings.

Confirmation re EBT sanction position at SPL level and subsequent appeal to Scottish FA.

Confirmation that Sevco will accept responsibility for any breach of the Articles etc by Oldco which has not so far come to light.”

If Sevco have not accepted the terms of the SFA membership application there seems little point putting Scottish Football League clubs through such dramas this week. An alternative explanation is that Sevco have completed their application in full but the SPL have no plausible excuse for delaying tier investigation into illegal registration of players, so have used an implausible excuse.

Neither explanation is tenable. Things are not going to plan for the national bodies.

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  1. Maybe if we gave them gate money while they arevin the lower divisions they would condescend to reply to the SFA…

  2. iki on 10 July, 2012 at 09:38 said:


    “Being subject to earthquake and being subject to airplane collision are the same thing”, Neil Doncaster.

  3. ASonOfDan



    After reading your post I went to check on what Cha Du Ri had said to offend you. According to STV, he said:-



    “In Scotland, football is a completely different thing from what it is in Germany,” he is quoted as saying in the Scottish Sun.



    “When we played at home or against Rangers, everything was wonderful.



    “But when we played away, it was a real shock. The stadia, dressing rooms and dismal atmosphere all shocked me.



    “At Celtic, we were expected to win every game — and most of the time we managed it.”



    I don’t see any disrespect to Celtic in what he said. Were there other quotes?



    As for worst full back in Celtic’s history?? He would not even get in the top 10. I don’t rate him as a full back but he was a good winger playing for a WC semi-finalist team

  4. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    So – if Sevco refuse to be bound by the findings do we all just forget about it?



    But…..if Sevco aren’t bound by the findings, does that rubbish all their claims to being the Continuity R(IA)?



    Confused???? – I certainly am…

  5. It just gets curiouser and curiouser


    Sack them all.


    No to newco


    No to SPL/SFL

  6. good morning all,



    So instead of just saying NO to the transfer of membership application, which to me sounds the only logical thing to do, the spl & sfa are bending the rules AGAIN to favour sevco or newco or whatever the new version of extinct fc calls itself.



    I am confused but it sounds like one of those job application forms where it states clearly that ‘canvassing will disallow you from the application process’ but when ‘canvassing’ occurs they get it sent back and are told to write it out again and re apply!!!!!!

  7. TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown) on




    can I have your e-mail address please.




  8. Auld Neil Lennon heid on




    The Governance model is a mobius strip and this just confirms my thinking.

  9. How more blatant can it get?


    At times I wonder if the apparently illogical actions of the legislative bodies are deliberate in order to bring about a UK Football Association. It all seems designed to destroy the credibility of the Scottish football organisation bodies, necessitating the need for a less “parochial” and subjective governing body.


    Or perhaps it’s an example of Ordo ab Chao in progress.



    Come to think of it, there’s no “perhaps”.

  10. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    Paul67 –



    “Things are not going to plan for the national bodies.”



    There’s a plan?!?

  11. Paidraig Marley on

    Morning, someone mentioned St Convals being vandalized is it the


    St Conval’s Cemetery, Glasgow Road, Glasgow.



  12. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    What’s hard about stripping the dead of honours won by cheating and reassigning them to the clubs who should’ve won them?

  13. So what happens if Sevco claims to be a totally new club and refuses to be bound by any actions of a totally separate legal entity? The execs have hamstrung themselves by arguing how much Scottish football needs this bunch. How could they then say no?

  14. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    googybhoy ♥ Celtic and the Lisbon Lions on 10 July, 2012 at 09:40 said:




    Why are the SFA delaying the transfers of Toxico players?




    Greene wants money for them .See last item here






    think he has a case If Oldco paid them up to not moving and they have not allowed Sevco to pay them by not moving to Sevco, how can Sevco be in breach of contract?

  15. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Being subject to earthquake and being subject to airplane collision is ‘like a new signing’ -Mark Hateley.

  16. Why have the SPL clubs not asked for an EGM and a vote of ‘no confidence’ in Neil Doncaster?



    Or are all the clubs quite happy with the way he is conducting their business?

  17. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Dharma Bam- next year’s Reith lecture will be given by John’ Bomber’ Brown.

  18. Auld Neil Lennon Heid,



    It isn’t a question of ‘breach of contract’. The TUPE regulations are very clear. If an employer wishes to transfer their employees to a different legal entity, the employees have the right to refuse.




  19. I am NL in NZ Tauranga on

    Paidraig , no not the Cemetery , a Church in Pollock, shameful neds hope the Police track them down.

  20. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    The main reason Scottish football in this mess is because one club was allowed to bend the rules, off and on the field of play.



    Now Degan and Roncaster are making the same mistakes again,



    What is it they say about historical events, the first time it’s tragedy, the next it’s farce?

  21. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Well another story about the farce thats taking place over at IIbrox it would appear newco are puttingv pressure on the football authorities who would have thought it? the authorities are trying there best to give newco a leg up.With there proposal that clubs get a financial gain if newco start in Div.1 that would have the effect of weakening Celtic by useing gate monies to strengthen newco.Fairness,impartialitey,and integrity in Scottish football dont make me laugh.H.H.

  22. jock steins celtic on

    It seems to me that the SFA think Green has got Rangers on the cheap and reckon he’s good for a few million more for the SFA’s coffers.

  23. Silver City 1888 on

    I see this as more of a concession to oldco however. Newco are not the club that committed these crimes. On what grounds would the Rangers Tribute Band have a say on giving up oldco’s titles? “Implausible excuse” sums it up exactly..

  24. Paidraig Marley on

    I am NL in NZ Tauranga on 10 July, 2012 at 09:55 said:



    Paidraig , no not the Cemetery , a Church in Pollock, shameful neds hope the Police track them down.




    Thanks m8, i got it, i was worried that it was the cemetery.


    I hope they get them for that terrible act. EVIL RATS.

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