The word of the day is anosognosia, def. a deficit of self-awareness.
While discussing his Fit and Proper examination by the SFA, Dave King told the media that “If the level of detail that was applied to me was applied to Craig Whyte then he would never have taken over the club. The club would have had a chance.”
It was Dave King’s job to examine Craig Whyte’s Fit and Proper status, not the SFAs!!! Dave King was on the board which approved Whyte’s takeover. The SFA were not and should not have been involved in determining the suitability of Whyte’s appointment, which was the exclusive responsibility of the Rangers board.
The SFA subsequently sanctioned the club for failing to carry out its duty in this respect.
Let’s look at that quote again and allocate responsibility:
“If the level of detail that was applied to me was applied to Craig Whyte [by me, when it was my job to do so]then he would never have taken over the club. The club would have had a chance.”
There is no Fit and Proper test. Criteria are published to allow clubs to determine the suitability of appointments. Whyte did not meet the suitability required. If anyone on the Rangers board had taken the trouble to check Whyte’s credentials (which they had a fiduciary and SFA obligation to do so), and informed the SFA of their findings, Craig Whyte would have been stopped in his tracks.
A note to my friends in the media:
Guys, ignoring stuff like this is why people said you were compliant with Whyte, Green and Murray. Don’t come back a year from now and say you didn’t know.
Dave King is a gift. You know what he’s going to do, you know how this ends.
As most of you will know, RWE lost his son, Tony Conway, earlier this year to MND. 12 of Tony’s friends are walking 100km tomorrow and Sunday, from London to Brighton. If any CQN’ers are local, they’re looking for moral support more than money, so here’s the route they’re taking. They start on Twickenham Road at 9:40 tomorrow morning, hoping to reach Brighton around 7:00 on Sunday.
Tony appears to have inspired a lot of people, which is a none too shabby legacy.