The evidence is in, you have been cheated


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’.

You can buy a hard copy of the new issue of CQN Magazine via Magcloud here.

The graphic below is just for a flick through, to read the magazine go here to it’s dedicated site.

Click Here for Comments >

About Author


  1. Imatim and so is Neil Lennon on

    starry plough on 24 May, 2012 at 09:53 said:


    Imatim and so is Neil Lennon on 24 May, 2012 at 09:51 said:



    The links are up on page 4 of this thread…







  2. If you watched the BBC documentary last night you’ll probably feel that most of the footballing disappointments Celtic have suffered in Scotland over the past 10 years were completely false. Here is how Rangers cheated to beat Celtic with players on EBTs whom they could not otherwise afford. All of the players mentioned here had EBTs:


    2002 League Cup SF: Lovenkrands and Konterman scored to knock Celtic out at the SF stage.


    2002 Scottish Cup F: Ferguson and Lovenkrands scored the goals that beat us in the final.


    2003 League Cup F: Lovenkrands and Caniggia scored the winning goals


    2003 League: Rangers won the league by one goal but stole a draw at Celtic Park with goals from de Boer and Arteta and won the next derby at Ibrox with goals from Moore, de Boer and Mols. 5 points that should and would have gone to us.


    2005 League Cup SF: Dado Prso opened the scoring in a 2-1 win at Ibrox


    2005 League: The league winning goal came from Novo at Easter Road on the last day of the season but Vignal and Novo scored to give Rangers their first win at Celtic Park against O’Neill earlier that season not to mention a 2-0 win at Ibrox thanks to goals from Prso and Novo.


    2009 League: Steven Davis scored in a one nil win that saw Rangers go 2 points clear with 3 games to go. Papac, Davis, Ferguson and Mendes all played in 0-0 draw at Parkhead and Papac, Davis and Mendes all played in the 4-2 win at Parkhead earlier that season.


    2010 League: Papac, Smith, Mendes, Davis, Boyd and Novo all play in 2-1 win for Rangers at Ibrox. Papac, Davis, Boyd, Novo all play in 1-1 draw at Parkhead.


    2011 League Cup F: Davis scores the opening goal in a 2-1 win for Rangers at Hampden


    2011 League: Papac and Davis play in 3-1 win for Rangers at Parkhead and in 0-0 draw at Ibrox


    I make that one treble potentially denied for O’Neill in 2002 (we would still have had to beat Ayr in the LC final) and one denied for Lennon in 2011. In total, after Martin joined us in 2000, 5 leagues, 3 league cups and one Scottish Cup were taken from us directly by Rangers while they were using players they couldn’t afford. And these were key players for them as well. Teams like Ayr United, Dundee, Motherwell and Falkirk will have similar claims about cup finals they lost to players who shouldn’t have been playing.





    Re-engravers CSC

  3. Auld Neil Lennon heid on



    The ebt timeline from 2000 suggests neither Smith or McCoist or any players signed before then had ebt attangements.


    Lets keep suspicions grounded in what we do know

  4. sixtaeseven: No NewClub in SPL and it's Non-Negotiable! on

    What about smudger duffield?



    He had an EBT for sure (Extra Big Toupee)



  5. Paul. phil, rtc .mcconvile well done to you all .



    Now i think this whole rangers investigation should be TAKEN out of the hands of SFA HQ. They are not to be trusted to handle this fairly . The rules are in place , and along with them the punishment for breaking those rules , every effort has been made to protect the orcs .to the detriment of all other clubs under the management of that governing body .I also think it is high time the administrators were looked into as well , and their part analysed . Onto mr ogilvie ,how in the name of god has this man survived in his capacity as an office bearer in the SFA, surely he must go , and take doncaster with him . I see neil mccann, davy dodds , and also souness, names were mentioned surely its now time for these guys to get the boot from there cushy pundit jobs , they are part of the scandal ,and surely dont portray the squeaky clean image desired from tv company,s . I also would hope that the digging has a long way to go, and that last nights programme doesnt bring proceedings to a close ,because there are others out there who sought to abuse there positions to do us harm . .




  6. Celticrollercoaster, shoooorly an F.O.C. badge of choice ,for oor Paul67


    for all his work yesterday.

  7. Thinking back on the programme and the part were rangers tried to raise 50 Million and only got 1 Million from the bares.



    We had 3 very successful share issues when our club required us.



    Celtic has always been a symbol of our hopes and dreams and a way for us to express our love and joy.



    rangers was and will always be a club that allowed the bares to express their hatred and triumphalism.



    Burn in Hell rangers!

  8. Craiginho on 24 May, 2012 at 10:08 said:




    A great piece of research thanks for doing that and posting it.



    Seeing their cheating in such stark detail, highlighting games that many of us attended has made me angry again though. How dare they have done this!!!!

  9. I just tried to phone the SFA for reaction to this nonsense I say nonsense as that is exactly what it is the switchboard were extremely helpful did not even know a programme was on last night (not joking) however I was transferred to a certain Mr Broadfoot whose answering machine was on, either not taking calls or alternatively in a meeting with regards to this sorry mess. Is anyone going to stand up here?

  10. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Billy Dodds constantly lied when asked about his EBT on Radio Scotland,pretty sure if you lie working for the BBC automatic tin tack.

  11. VP ( Don Johnston of Ruggie )



    Many happy returns big fella have a great day!!!

  12. Dodds and McCann should both leave their media posts immediately. As recipients of EBTs they are hopelessly compromised when it comes to discussing the future of Scottish football.



    And that’s before we mention that both have lied!

  13. !!Bada Bing!! on

    VP-Let me know if you are lighting candles on the cake,will get my ex colleagues to stand by.

  14. Joe Filippis Haircut on 24 May, 2012 at 09:49 said:


    There imo be other players who were not mentioned last night involved in there cheating but I assume that the B.B.C. did not have documentry evidence.One thing I will give the masonic huns they know how to stick together and say nothing.H.H.




    Joe – stick together? Have you ever had to remove dog sh*t from the grips o’ yer trainers?


    Nigh on impossible without using the wife’s toothbrush! ;-)



  15. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded


    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed


    Everybody knows that the war is over


    Everybody knows the good guys lost


    Everybody knows the fight was fixed


    The poor stay poor, the rich get rich


    That’s how it goes


    Everybody knows


    Everybody knows that the boat is leaking


    Everybody knows that the captain lied


    Everybody got this broken feeling


    Like their father or their dog just died



    Everybody talking to their pockets


    Everybody wants a box of chocolates


    And a long stem rose


    Everybody knows



    Everybody knows that you love me baby


    Everybody knows that you really do


    Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful


    Ah give or take a night or two


    Everybody knows you’ve been discreet


    But there were so many people you just had to meet


    Without your clothes


    And everybody knows



    Everybody knows, everybody knows


    That’s how it goes


    Everybody knows



    Everybody knows, everybody knows


    That’s how it goes


    Everybody knows



    And everybody knows that it’s now or never


    Everybody knows that it’s me or you


    And everybody knows that you live forever


    Ah when you’ve done a line or two


    Everybody knows the deal is rotten


    Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton


    For your ribbons and bows


    And everybody knows



    And everybody knows that the Plague is coming


    Everybody knows that it’s moving fast


    Everybody knows that the naked man and woman


    Are just a shining artifact of the past


    Everybody knows the scene is dead


    But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed


    That will disclose


    What everybody knows



    And everybody knows that you’re in trouble


    Everybody knows what you’ve been through


    From the bloody cross on top of Calvary


    To the beach of Malibu


    Everybody knows it’s coming apart


    Take one last look at this Sacred Heart


    Before it blows


    And everybody knows



    Everybody knows, everybody knows


    That’s how it goes


    Everybody knows



    Oh everybody knows, everybody knows


    That’s how it goes


    Everybody knows



    Everybody knows

  16. Steinreignedsupreme on

    All of that was going on with the Huns and they STILL demanded a second extension to the season in 2008.



    There are no limits to how far Rangers will go to seek an unfair advantage.



    Now give the tainted trophies back, ya cheating Huns.

  17. !!Bada Bing!! on

    A poster kindly put the link up last night when Dodds lied after being quizzed by Jim Spence and Tom English.

  18. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on

    I see the DR is not giving up old habits without a fight. A 2 page spread on why Forster must leave if he wants an England cap, and a page on “bomber Brown” telling us why a host of “top stars” still want to sign for R@ngers!



    Delusion and denial wrapped in a sash.

  19. I know a few footballers and they’ve said that at every club they played for they had dual contacts and extra illegal payments. It is the most common, open secret in football and there’s not a football player or manager who is not on one. While it’s great to laugh at them are we not taking the moral high ground? Nice view from up here :-)

  20. tomthelennytim on

    googybhoy ♥ Celtic and Liquidation on May 25th. on 24 May, 2012 at 10:04 said:


    We need to full in the blanks.



    Yes, I’d like to “fill them in” as well.

  21. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Brave reporting from Mark Daly,given the intimidation from the hierarchy at Poundland recently.If he is looking for a whistleblower among the EBT recipients ,Mark could do worse than giving Ricksen a phone.He looks the type who would do anything for a few quid.

  22. Hoop hoop Hooray on

    Regarding Souness. Let’s not forget HMRC looking into the Boumdong transfer kicked all this off. When having a wee look at Ibrox they came across Bain’s email asking ‘am I the only one round here payin any tax?’



    And what d’ya know. He had an EBT too

  23. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Only the darkness can keep you warm


    On an evil night like this


    Are you looking for someone


    To give your arm a little twist


    Everybody needs some danger sometimes


    I’m no different


    Just think of me as your equal


    I won’t undress you


    I wont’ hold you down


    I wont’ stick a knife in your back


    They you did that clown


    Can you feel it – can you taste it


    Yeh, you must’ve seen it coming


    Surely you could’ve guessed


    The game is up


    I’m gonna take you down


    No more crying


    I think its time to confess


    You better pray for a miracle


    Or you better pray this never ends


    I, myself, can play the victim


    I’ll do whatever the part demands


    You saw me watching you


    You had time to run


    Ain’t it enough that you torture me


    You had to go for his gun



    You won’t see no bright lights burning


    But you’ll feel the heat


    This is how it happens


    When strangers turn to lovers to enemies



    Can you feel it – can you taste it


    Dont’ look at me that way


    With that blood on your dress


    The game is up


    I’m gonna take you down


    No more crying


    I think it’s time to confess

  24. leftclicktic on

    HOOOOOOPY Birthday VP


    Have a great day & thank you for making me smile (OFTEN) with yer comments on the blog .



  25. Kilbowie Kelt on

    CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever…………….



    I was sorry to see you getting some stick for speaking up for Sammy last night.


    You were correct to judge him on how he came across to you.


    The guy said nothing that anybody could object to.


    I don’t know Sammy, but I do know dozens of Rangers men that I would trust with my life & who have no hatred of any kind in them.


    These guys don’t follow their club BECAUSE of its hateful past.


    They do it IN SPITE OF these things.


    The person who has followed Rangers since his father took him to see them as a child is not necessarily a bigot, although there are plenty of bigots in their ranks.


    Hating every Rangers man only makes us what we accuse them of being.



    Good on you.

  26. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Kilbowie Kelt



    ah those Klu Klux Klan followers who have nothing against blacks but just like the evening wear



    Hail Hail