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’.

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  1. leftclicktic on 24 May, 2012 at 00:20 said:




    Ta….that’s one bad wee man. Venomous & gone to the darkness.


    And these tax free sums are beyond the ken for us mere slaves at the bottom of the rotten pyramid.


    On £1.2 million you could live comfortably off the interest alone,and never touch the principle figure.


    What do all these bloated egos need all this jubbly for?


    Tanning oil?

  2. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    Jeg er Neil Lennon-Greeninbingley @ 00:16



    A very good point amigo.



    No or little mention of 2 key players in the hun saga of the past 20 years. Moisty and the Myth. Will they be the ones to keep hun legend status along with Greig while the rest are rightfully disgraced? Irony.

  3. James Forrest is Neil Lennon! We are ALL Neil Lennon! on 24 May, 2012 at 00:24 said:



    Yes, we can’t go down the huns route of being defensive and evasive. Let’s get it sorted out and continue the party.

  4. P67 – wow what a shift you have put in today. Good work also from Mark Daly at Auntie. He framed the position well and now the big question is how will the SFA / SPL respond? Moreover, will UEFA intervene?


    RFC(IA) are running out of time and money…..tonight they ran out of any remaining credibility.



    Congrats to RTC on a well deserved award.




  5. Man….The Orwell Prize is one humungously prestigious prize.


    Maybe the msm will take notice.


    The fuds.


    Big kudos to RTC. Deserving. As are quite a few other ‘internet bampots’ not a million miles fae here!


    : ))

  6. Quick stats on Juninho


    In his one season he played 14 times, so that’s 42 pts less say.


    Thems had 38 3-0 defeats.


    Hibs who finished in third place behind CFC and above the sheep on GD


    would then be champions on 61pts.



    I for one, could live with that.



    However Brian Quinn made sure this was put right, in effect highlighting things elsewhere?

  7. Acoustimax, we didnt win the league wi Juninho in 2004 – he joined after that, and played at the start of the black sunday season. Anyway, that’s all whataboutery, Brian Quinn made sure we were clean, and turned down the opportunity to set up other EBTs , which were proposed to us.

  8. Watched doc tonight with my son, he back at 8:00am this morning from Norwich.



    Kept telling him what was going to come up as was aware of what was happening through Paul &Co.



    I was surprised he was not aware of a lot of it as he is totally focused on Celtic and what they do.



    Thought about things for a few mins then determined, we make a good team :)

  9. Prince Albert?! Dear God…


    …Monty Python couldn’t have made it up..


    …”er,no,the prince knows nothing about Rangers.”




    End of.

  10. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    Saw you gettin a bit of stick for defending “Sammy the hun”.



    To be fair, any hun with that kind of commitment can not be disassociated from the signing policy and the history of the huns. It’s like Minty claiming he was duped. When you mingle with these people as i think you do on occasion as your a football person as you’ve said, eg in the lounges etc, they will be more discreet and less likely to sing the Famine Song to your face bud.

  11. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Phone ins will be good when they start back up…



    My expectations are now revised..



    Nae Huns next season but readmitted to Div 1 season 2013-2014…


    Their tainted titles redistributed to rightful winners…


    Maybe 10 yrs before they reemerge in their New form as contenders…

  12. Art of War on 24 May, 2012 at 00:31 said:




    Nah……he ate his slice…..tenners,fivers,mince,pastry……it’s all the same to that fat wee sleekit thug.

  13. Jeg er Neil Lennon-Greeninbingley on

    Walter Smith.



    Did you have an EBT? How much?



    Ally McCoist.



    Did you have an EBT? How much?



    These are simple questions.

  14. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    Anywhere, where’s the bank account they used for brown envelope payments to MIBbery from???




  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Embdae else think Myth,Sally,Hateley and a few chosen others might be on MIM payroll and not RFCIA?

  16. estorilbhoy on 24 May, 2012 at 00:33 said:




    dont fall out with me , i just need to know, and in a genuine way.



    is yout brother in law in the EBT list.

  17. Thug F.C’s history is ignominy in perpetuity.


    Slagged for all eternity.


    To infinity and beyond.


    Did Buzz Lightyear have an ebt…?


    …coz everybody else did.

  18. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Spiers was embarassing,when Murray said he was “duped”,he ridiculed him big time on SSB,now he takes him at face value.Shameful stuff.

  19. Do you really think any thing would have happened without RTC,CQN,Phil, Paul McCoville and the rest?Take a bow,chaps.

  20. Saint Stivs on 24 May, 2012 at 00:38 said:


    estorilbhoy on 24 May, 2012 at 00:33 said:



    dont fall out with me , i just need to know, and in a genuine way.



    is yout brother in law in the EBT list.






    St. Ives, life’s too short:)



    No he is not.

  21. Rascar Capac on

    The porno king was brilliant, great piece of tv.



    But nothing could prepare me for Prince Albert!



    Can’t stop laughing, it might be the end of me…

  22. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Would have loved to have seen Paul McBride RIP,and wee Fergus getting ripped into all things hun right now,

  23. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on 24 May, 2012 at 00:36 said:




    Aye,I was wonderin’ about that little nugget n’all….at the start of the doc. M. Daly made reference to the mibs. I waited…nada. Maybe it was a teaser for a future exposé.

  24. Gutted for Ally and Walter


    Working honestly and with dignity over all these seasons and all those sneaky players and back room staff were taking dodgy payments behind their backs.


    It’s Disgusting that 2 heroes have been treated so shabbily.

  25. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Fortune Favours



    Spent first 10 yr of my life in Dalmarnock, next 4 in Blantyre and 5 year at Uni in Glasgow.



    I know what Huns are like…



    My point is the guy gave no cause for ridicule yet BBC effectively set him up for it… In the same way Celtic fans are at times…



    Folk on CQN should know better and behave better… Otherwise we are the same as them with our prejudices..

  26. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Porno King was classic… He certainly took Murray for a ride..

  27. Some day,and I hope I live to see it,someone has to make a movie out of this.


    Fact is always stranger than fiction,and this fiasco has been jaw-dropping at times.


    Who’d play the pornking? Al Pacino would be too old.


    Then again…

  28. !!Bada Bing!! on 24 May, 2012 at 00:39 said:



    Spiers was embarassing,when Murray said he was “duped”,he ridiculed him big time on SSB,now he takes him at face value.Shameful stuff.




    Bada – but don’t you think it was quite skilfully cut – after Speirs comment – to show the wee accountant guy saying that he didn’t believe that Minty could’ve been duped? More or less Daly saying “aye right, Graham!”

  29. Jeg @ 00.25


    I agree we don’t have a tax issue with Juninho but it looks like we paid him through an undeclared EBT. I think we have to hold our hands up, apologise and take the set punishment. If we don’t we lose any rught to demand punishment of rangers.



    What worries me is that some seem to be suggesting we’ve already done that but received no punishment then it sets a worrying precedent.

  30. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    Did the same account that paid the MIBs get used to fund the laptops? Cannae wait for all that to come out when it all gets thoroughly investigated…..

  31. Surely the wee bigotted kitman was on an EBT.


    Can’t be cheap buying all that BLACK hair dye.



    What about kenny macdowell, he must need extra cash for Mr Sheen to polish his head.



    What about ian durrant, kebabs and knee bandages aren’t cheap.



    Stupid Hurtin Huns!!

  32. Art of War on 24 May, 2012 at 00:45 said:


    !!Bada Bing!! on 24 May, 2012 at 00:39 said:



    Yep, I don’t think Speirs would have been too chuffed with that editing!

  33. jeez_I_thought_blinker_was_pants on

    CultsBhoy/Fortune Favours…….What you see is what you get with sammy.



    Personally I thought he came across as the most genuine of all the shysters mentioned on the programme