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Whitewashing in the age of Judicial Reviews, fans united, we’re gonna do it anyway

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Mike Ashley’s petition for a Judicial Review of the processes the SFA followed when finding Dave King fit and proper to run a football club is a lightbulb moment. The decision, taken by the SFA board, was not unanimous. I am sure some pointed to King’s enormously controversial past and alerted supportive voices of the potential for trouble ahead.

The dissenting voices were voted down, but just like Heidi Poon, their unwelcome guidance will ultimately be found to be assured.

What Ashley has demonstrated is that anyone can ask for a Judicial Review. CQN’ers could ask for one into the scope, probity and remit of the Lord Nimmo Smith Commission, for example. I discussed this some time back with an advocate who suggested we hold tight.

The SFA and SPFL must tread carefully, they are no longer in control of events. It would be wise for them to wait until the Supreme Court appeal notification deadline passes before choosing any path.

In the meantime, whoever decided to fan the flames by launching the “no appetite” blocking strategy should calm the waters. There is enormous appetite to look into what many within and outside of Scotland are calling the biggest cheating scam in British sport.

People are angry right now, not at the cheating they have suspected for years, but at the authorities attempt at whitewashing.

There are demonstrations and boycotts being discussed. Millions of words have been written.

Groups of Celtic and Hearts fans are becoming unnervingly cooperative, good grief! See what you’ve done, Mr “No Appetite” man? Supportive understanding is NOT how I usually relate to Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen, United or Dundee fans. Even Motherwell fans!

Before we get Labi Siffre records back in the charts…

Before the PPI industry start sending “Is there a Judicial Review you’d like to instruct” recorded messages to our phones….

A calming word from the SPFL, in the first instance, should be issued. All it needs to do is acknowledge the Court of Session verdict, and that the notification deadline for a subsequent appeal has not passed. This would commit to nothing, but it would also supersede the earlier attempt to whitewash, and perhaps allow some to get back to doing their day jobs.

For the record, a whitewash will simply not be possible. The fan-mechanisms, honed in 2012, are fired-up. We’re gonna do it anyway.

On Ashley, I’ve said this before about him, our enemy’s enemy is not our friend. Ashley has good reason to raise legal actions against those who subverted his interests at Newco, but he is not someone you or I would want associated with our football club. Those who campaign to remove his influence from their clubs (including Newcastle) do so with sound reason. Even if their tactics harm their club far more than Ashley.

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  1. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Sportsound johnnies saying King is being spiteful.

     

    Errrr, why not just pay his loan back?

     

    £5m out of the promised £30m…..

  2. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Wilson – King has been as good as his word in terms of putting money in?????

     

    Belter!

  3. Richard Wilson is a disgrace as a so called journalist. Despite all evidence to the contrary he claims King is to be trusted with Rangers, A PR plant with a mic every night of the week.

  4. Trading while insolvent, sevco are, I thought that was against the sfa’s rules, never mind, feck yous all, we can do what we want, get to the back of the bus Timmy.

  5. You’ve really got to wonder how they managed to win nine in a row without tax evasion, I don’t believe they did. But that’s just me

  6. Q: What do Mike Ashley and Jeffrey Dahmer have in common?

     

     

    A: They both like having a go at the dead.

     

     

    Thank you, thank you. I will be appearing here all week. Please remember to tip your wait staff …

  7. Silence will be maintained in the hope that the furore will die down and people will forget or get fed up. The appeal period is giving them a breathing space.

     

     

    Lest we forget.

  8. Canaman

     

    They did it with the BoS’s money, money they didn’t pay back, just another form of cheating, now I wouldn’t put it past minty to have evaded tax in another way, and the sfa would have turned a blind eye to player registrations, etc,

     

    HH

  9. Magnificentseven on

    ffs, no wonder traffic is slow on here these days, like most sensible Celtic supporters I avoid SSB and seek out Celtic websites only to find a running commentary on there nonsense

  10. Syd Negakev on 11th November 2015 6:44 pm

     

    Silence will be maintained in the hope that the furore will die down and people will forget or get fed up. The appeal period is giving them a breathing space.

     

    Lest we forget.

     

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    Best we forget :-)

     

    HH

  11. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Spiers getting awffy excited about King and the three bears investing megabucks to make “Rangers” challengers. Almost feel sorry for him.

  12. TET,

     

    They’d still have tax to pay on the millions unless there was a predecessor to the DOS scheme, naw surely no, obviously the six year tax rule shreds any evidence of such things, innit

  13. Canamalar

     

     

    TET

     

     

    I sincerely hope that things do not get forgotten and that fans of all clubs keep this to the fore and do not let them off the hook.

  14. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Is there any precedent for a group of clubs getting together and declaring their governing football association as unfit for purpose?

     

     

    Could that happen?

  15. TET,

     

    You don’t honestly think professional criminals would have declared everything, every chance to try and get one over will have been done. It’s no even logical to think they wouldn’t have tried not to pull some kind of stroke.

  16. Imagine some hussie actually wanting a medal she was cheated out of.

     

    Setting dangerous precedent.

     

    Wonder if she is still the darling of the Scottish media she once was.

  17. HAMILTONTIM on 11TH NOVEMBER 2015 5:46 PM

     

    Neganon

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Disagree with you. Celtic should say nothing until the time for the appeal has elapsed.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Right off to Kevin Bridges.

     

     

    Problem is that some us think that when appeal time runs out, or appeal is flung out, it will still below the parapet time at CP.

     

     

    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/whitewashing-in-the-age-of-judicial-reviews-fans-united-were-gonna-do-it-anyway/comment-page-5/#comments

  18. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Having caught up with the blog I just hope that the fans of Scottish football actually do join together and force the major issues to be dealt with in a satisfactory manner.

     

     

    Hampden does not deserve to be populated by football fans on a match day.

  19. Listening to the lamb fed panel on Shortbread and while they all bleat about how Ashley is being really really unfair on poor little Sevco and one of them opines that Mike might be enjoying the chase.

     

    For once, one of them has got it right.

     

    Ashley knows that he is dealing with amateurs. From King , Murray and right through the entire corrupt SFA and SPFL.

     

    I sincerely hope he’s going going to tear them apart.

  20. Catching up on Phil’s blog and that cassandras cat is no to be meeawed at :)

     

     

    EBTs: A European issue more than a Scottish issue.

     

     

    Can UEFA ignore this: 88 games with ineligible players against 44 clubs. That means more clubs were impacted in Europe than in Scotland. UEFA,UEFA, hello UEFA is there anyone there?

     

     

    date opponent score home/away competition round

     

     

    26-Jul-00 Žalgiris Kaunas 4–1 H UEFA Champions League QR2

     

     

    02-Aug-00 Žalgiris Kaunas 0–0 A UEFA Champions League QR2

     

     

    09-Aug-00 Herfølge BK 3–0 A UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    23-Aug-00 Herfølge BK 3–0 H UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    12-Sep-00 Sturm Graz 5–0 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    20-Sep-00 AS Monaco 1–0 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    27-Sep-00 Galatasaray 2–3 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    17-Oct-00 Galatasaray 0–0 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    25-Oct-00 Sturm Graz 0–2 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    07-Nov-00 AS Monaco 2–2 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    30-Nov-00 Kaiserslautern 1–0 H UEFA Cup R3

     

     

    07-Dec-00 Kaiserslautern 0–3 A UEFA Cup R3

     

     

    25-Jul-01 NK Maribor 3–0 A UEFA Champions League QR2

     

     

    01-Aug-01 NK Maribor 3–1 H UEFA Champions League QR2

     

     

    08-Aug-01 Fenerbahce 0–0 H UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    22-Aug-01 Fenerbahce 1–2 A UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    27-Sep-01 Anzhi Makhachkala 1–0 N UEFA Cup R1

     

     

    18-Oct-01 Dynamo Moscow 3–1 H UEFA Cup R2

     

     

    01-Nov-01 Dynamo Moscow 4–1 A UEFA Cup R2

     

     

    22-Nov-01 Paris Saint-Germain 0–0 H UEFA Cup R3

     

     

    06-Dec-01 Paris Saint-Germain 0–0 (4-3 pen) A UEFA Cup R3

     

     

    21-Feb-02 Feyenoord 1–1 H UEFA Cup R4

     

     

    28-Feb-02 Feyenoord 2–3 A UEFA Cup R4

     

     

    17-Sep-02 Viktoria Žižkov 0 – 2 A UEFA Cup 1

     

     

    03-Oct-02 Viktoria Žižkov 3 – 1 H UEFA Cup 1

     

     

    13-Aug-03 FC Copenhagen 1–1 H UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    27-Aug-03 FC Copenhagen 2–1 A UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    16-Sep-03 VfB Stuttgart 2–1 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    01-Oct-03 Panathinaikos 1–1 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    22-Oct-03 Manchester United 0–1 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    04-Nov-03 Manchester United 0–3 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    26-Nov-03 VfB Stuttgart 0–1 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    09-Dec-03 Panathinaikos 1–3 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    10-Aug-04 CSKA Moscow 1 – 2 A UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    25-Aug-04 CSKA Moscow 1 – 1 H UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    16-Sep-04 Marítimo 0 – 1 A UEFA Cup R1

     

     

    30-Sep-04 Marítimo 1 – 0 (4-2 pen.) H UEFA Cup R1

     

     

    21-Oct-04 Amica Wronki 5 – 0 A UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    25-Nov-04 Grazer AK 3 – 0 H UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    02-Dec-04 AZ 0 – 1 A UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    15-Dec-04 Auxerre 0 – 2 H UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    09-Aug-05 Anorthosis Famagusta 2 – 1 AR UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    24-Aug-05 Anorthosis Famagusta 2 – 0 H UEFA Champions League QR3

     

     

    13-Sep-05 Porto 3 – 2 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    28-Sep-05 Internazionale 0 – 1 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    19-Oct-05 Artmedia Petržalka 0 – 0 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    01-Nov-05 Artmedia Petržalka 2 – 2 AR UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    23-Nov-05 Porto 1 – 1 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    06-Dec-05 Internazionale 1 – 1 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    22-Feb-06 Villarreal 2 – 2 H UEFA Champions League L16

     

     

    07-Mar-06 Villarreal 1 – 1 A UEFA Champions League L16

     

     

    14-Sep-06 Molde 0 – 0 A UEFA Cup 1

     

     

    28-Sep-06 Molde 2 – 0 H UEFA Cup 1

     

     

    19-Oct-06 Livorno 3 – 2 A UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    02-Nov-06 Maccabi Haifa 2 – 0 H UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    23-Nov-06 Auxerre 2 – 2 A UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    14-Dec-06 Partizan 1 – 0 H UEFA Cup GS

     

     

    14-Feb-07 Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 – 2 A UEFA Cup 3

     

     

    22-Feb-07 Hapoel Tel Aviv 4 – 0 H UEFA Cup 3

     

     

    08-Mar-07 Osasuna 1 – 1 H UEFA Cup 4

     

     

    14-Mar-07 Osasuna 0 – 1 A UEFA Cup 4

     

     

    13-Feb-08 Panathinaikos 0 – 0 H UEFA Cup Round of 32

     

     

    21-Feb-08 Panathinaikos 1 – 1 A UEFA Cup Round of 32

     

     

    06-Mar-08 Werder Bremen 2 – 0 H UEFA Cup Round of 16

     

     

    13-Mar-08 Werder Bremen 0 – 1 A UEFA Cup Round of 16

     

     

    03-Apr-08 Sporting CP 0 – 0 H UEFA Cup QF

     

     

    10-Apr-08 Sporting CP 2 – 0 A UEFA Cup QF

     

     

    24-Apr-08 Fiorentina 0 – 0 H UEFA Cup SF

     

     

    01-May-08 Fiorentina 0 – 0(4-2 pen.) A UEFA Cup SF

     

     

    14-May-08 Zenit St. Petersburg 0 – 2 N UEFA Cup F

     

     

    30-Jul-08 FBK Kaunas 0 – 0 H Champions League QR2

     

     

    05-Aug-08 FBK Kaunas 1 – 2 A Champions League QR2

     

     

    16-Sep-09 VfB Stuttgart 1 – 1 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    29-Sep-09 Sevilla 1 – 4 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    20-Oct-09 Unirea Urziceni 1 – 4 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    04-Nov-09 Unirea Urziceni 1 – 1 AR UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    24-Nov-09 VfB Stuttgart 0 – 2 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    09-Dec-09 Sevilla 0 – 1 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    14-Sep-10 Manchester United 0 – 0 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    29-Sep-10 Bursaspor 1 – 0 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    20-Oct-10 Valencia 1 – 1 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    02-Nov-10 Valencia 0 – 3 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    24-Nov-10 Manchester United 0 – 1 H UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    07-Dec-10 Bursaspor 1 – 1 A UEFA Champions League GS

     

     

    17-Feb-11 Sporting CP 1 – 1 H UEFA Europa League Round of 32

     

     

    24-Feb-11 Sporting CP 2 – 2 A UEFA Europa League Round of 32

     

     

    10-Mar-11 PSV 0 – 0 A UEFA Europa League Round of 16

     

     

    17-Mar-11 PSV 0 – 1 H UEFA Europa League Round of 16

     

     

    with thanks to Wikipedia

     

     

    The SFA have more to worry about than Res 12 and our one season focus :)

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