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The evidence is in, you have been cheated

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There is so much material to wade through as a result of the excellent BBC documentary, Rangers – The men who sold the jerseys.  Much of it is of only passing interest to us, although we will examine it in more detail in the days to come, one part, however, concerns Celtic and Celtic fans more any anyone else in Scotland.

BBC have evidence that the following players had side letters contracting payment to Employee Benefit Trusts:

Alex Rae, Arthur Numan, Barry Ferguson, Carlos Cuellar, Christian Nerlinger, Craig More, Dado Prso, Dan Eggen, Egil Ostenstad, Fernando Ricksen, Gavin Rae, Gregory Vignal, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Jerome Bonnissel, Julien Rodriguez, Kris Boyd, Lorenzo Amoruso, Kevin Muscat, Libor Sionko, Marvin Andrews, Michael Ball, Mikel Arteta, Michael Mols, Nacho Novo, Paolo Vanoli, Pedro Mendes, Neil McCann, Olivier Bernard, Peter Lovenkrands, Ronald De Boer, Sasa Papac, Ronald Waterreus, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Stefan Klos, Steven Davis, Steven Thompson, Thomas Buffel and Zurab Khizanishvilli

The BBC list a large number of other Rangers players and non-playing staff who benefited from EBTs but they have no documentary evidence of side letters.

Scottish FA registration procedures are clear:

Rule 2.2.1

Unless lodged in accordance with Procedures Rule 2.13 a Non-Recreational [professional]Contract Player Registration Form will not be valid unless it is accompanied by the contract entered into between the club concerned and the player stating all the terms and conditions in conformity with the Procedures Rule 4.

“Will not be valid” being the key point.

The SFA’s Articles of Association also say:

Furthermore, all payments, whether made by the club or otherwise, which are to be made to a player solely relating to his playing activities must be fully recorded within the relevant written agreement with the player prior to submission to this Association and/or the recognised football body of which his club is in membership.

Article 98 states:

A club making payment of any kind to a player, either amateur or professional, must obtain from the player a written receipt for the same showing details of the payment, and any club under the jurisdiction of the Association must produce such receipts to the Association when called upon to do so. For a player registered by means of a Full Professional Form, a club must produce on request receipts for the wages paid to him in terms of his agreement lodged with the Association.

Documentary evidence exists that Rangers played 38 players with invalid registrations between 2000 and 2010 (the last year financial information is available for Rangers) .  Results from all games involving these players, which is all games Rangers have played since 2000, are void.

I am sure the BBC will forward all evidence to the SFA and SPL for investigation.

You were cheated out of five league championships.  Fortunately, evidence exists and the history books will be rewritten.

The SFA and SPL must immediately take action.  A statement must be made this morning reflecting the gravity of the situation and reassuring fans that our game’s administrators are able to deal with this matter.

12-in-a-row!  Who would have thought it!

Just a quick comment on Juninho. Juninho had an EBT for a short period while he was at Celtic. He had no side letters or contracts from Celtic and tax was paid on money paid into the EBT. ‘Nothing to see here’.

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  1. The Lizard King on

    Paul67

     

     

    Blinder as always.

     

     

    Am I right in thinking the absolute best thing to come out of tonights jolity is that this puts the current administration process into absolute b*ggeration. There are many things RIA do not have, but most pressing is time and money.

     

     

    They are simply going to expire!

     

     

    HH

     

     

    TLK

  2. lochgoilhead bhoy on

    Ok – who volunteers to go over all the games and mark the ones where double contracts were involved.

     

     

    On the other hand it will be quicker to point out games where there were no players with double contracts.

  3. How much was wee Ratso Nacho’s ebt? I was squintin’ at the screen but it was indecipherable. Hector should nab him pronto if he’s still slithering about over here!

     

    : ))

  4. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    heard very little from:

     

     

    Alex Rae, Arthur Numan, Barry Ferguson, Carlos Cuellar, Christian Nerlinger, Craig More, Dado Prso, Dan Eggen, Egil Ostenstad, Fernando Ricksen, Gavin Rae, Gregory Vignal, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Jerome Bonnissel, Julien Rodriguez, Kris Boyd, Lorenzo Amoruso, Kevin Muscat, Libor Sionko, Marvin Andrews, Michael Ball, Mikel Arteta, Michael Mols, Nacho Novo, Paolo Vanoli, Pedro Mendes, Neil McCann, Olivier Bernard, Peter Lovenkrands, Ronald De Boer, Sasa Papac, Ronald Waterreus, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Stefan Klos, Steven Davis, Steven Thompson, Thomas Buffel and Zurab Khizanishvilli

  5. thebhoyfromoz on

    Is this the last post of the day or the first one of a new day?

     

    Top work P67

  6. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    All of this refers to the last 20 years or so.

     

    You`d have to wonder if it is remotely possible that,prior to that,they were “clean.”

  7. Your right Paul, exactly, the most important thing to come out of the programme tonight is the Playing of illegible players in Competitions that Celtic took part in.

     

     

    They have the proof, they now have to make all of those games null and void and use the rules and regulations to bring about the correct conclusions to these matters, forthwith por cierto.

  8. cant beleve that the holy man Marvin Andrews

     

    was at it as well just shows you never trust a hun

  9. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    knoxy2000

     

     

    Hows the wee man doing? Off to bed now will catch your update 2 morro. YNWA!!

     

     

    HaiL HaiL wee Oscar!!

  10. thehuddlehound on

    dirtymac on 24 May, 2012 at 00:03 (In Previous Article):

     

     

    That was my thought too – if Graeme Soness was away from the club by 1991, when was his EBT actually set up?

  11. on a lighter note

     

     

    how many of the EBT players were pish,

     

     

    and their extra payments led to the huns death.

  12. acoustamatix on

    Don’t want to be a party pooper but Juninho was on EBT as well and Paul McConville of Scots Sports Law fame alleges that our own Brazilian’s off-shore side contract was not lodged with the SFA/SPL so our own league victory 2004 would not stand if EBT’s/side-letters were ruled to disqualify a player from SFA/SPL competition. So kind of pointless finger-pointing unless we intend to hold our own hands up and say: “we’re guilty your honour, strip us of our 2004 title innit gov”

  13. Paul,

     

     

    Any more info on Celtic’s EBT with Juninho – I know Celtic squared everything tax wise, but is there a problem with declaration to SFA and SPL? I suspect this is a stick our enemies are hoping to use.

  14. estorilbhoy on 24 May, 2012 at 00:09 said:

     

    Enjoyed the doc.

     

     

    Aftermath left a slightly foul taste. Focus appears to be on D&P and from what I viewed on news and Newsnight it appears D&P are now being blamed for their woes.

     

     

    Cue, smokin mirrors and deflecting attention away from the club to the administrators, we must not allow focus to change.

     

     

    Can just imagine meeting at ludge on what they should do to address problem.

     

     

    For D&P read ” a big man did it and ran away”.

     

     

    Mark my word focus with Scottish media over coming days will be D&P and not the cheats. That is the agenda.

     

     

    Despite the efforts of Paul and Co. I still believe that unless this story gets mainstream (ie outside Masonic Scotland) coverage then it will be a slap on the wrist for te boys from Govan with a ‘must do better’ report.

     

     

    AT has started the ball rolling but cannot do it himself.

     

     

     

     

  15. THE.

     

    BIGGEST.

     

    SCANDAL.

     

    IN.

     

    BRITISH.

     

    SPORTING.

     

    HISTORY.

     

     

    Fine them.

     

     

    Ahem.

  16. Saint Stivs on 24 May, 2012 at 00:08 said:

     

    >>>

     

    Ta…..now I know what I somehow needed to. HH !

  17. weeminger

     

     

    It’s all Timmy fault, we have been conspiring since day 1 to bring them down,

     

     

    Sad thing is, they should have listned to Timmy all those years ago, they would not be in the state they are now.

     

     

    Thank feck they are so feckin thick :>))))))))))