A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!


Posted on Saturday, 19th January 2013 by Joe McHugh Conference clubs …

Comment on A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football! by nowoldandgrumpy.

Posted on Saturday, 19th January 2013 by Joe McHugh
Conference clubs have no plans to discuss Sevco at their meeting on Monday.
Charles Green’s presented the idea to his favourite radio presenters, Andy Gray and Richard Keys, who pushed the idea all week despite there being no mechanism for the move to take place.
Ally McCoist and the usual subjects joined in the ‘debate’ but despite the hype it will be business as usual at Monday’s meeting.
Dennis Strudwich, chief executive of the Conference said: “The reason that I know that Rangers joining the Conference is not on the agenda on Monday is because I organised the meeting myself.
“It won’t be discussed. There is no letter from Rangers about this and no club has brought it up so I can guarantee it won’t be on the agenda.
“The main reason that I want to shoot this down now is because this is a total lack of respect for the Scottish FA and the Scottish Football League to discuss one of their (associate) member clubs like this.
“For us to even consider this would be extremely disrespectful to them and also to our own football association because we haven’t discussed it with them.
“Quite simply there is no mechanism for this. Rangers are light years away from joining our league.”
Any switch of leagues would require the approval of the SFA, FA, UEFA and FIFA. In England and most associations throughout Europe any new club must supply three years of audited accounts before being granted membership, in Scotland that rule does not apply.

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A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!
Could the threat of legal action by RFF, probably using CG’s lawyers, be a way of him avoiding taking legal action against the SFA and the consequences that should arise because of that.

A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!
smartie1947 says:
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A bit OTT, but hell we need a laugh at this bleak time of year.

Tesco have brought out a new range of special burgers, they are calling it Horse D’oeuvres.

I’ll get ma coat

A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!
Mcmurdo at it again, so deluded.

It looks like worrying news for the company that manufactures Magners Cider as a net revenue loss of 20.8% was recorded for sales of Magners and Gaymers in the nine months leading up to November 2012.

Although this came prior to the shirt sponsorship of Celtic FC, the figures show a downward trend for the brand. With Magners being very likely a brand that will be shunned by fans of Rangers, the shortfall will have to be made up by Celtic fans and others – something that is very unlikely.

C&C Group may come to regret their decision to sponsor Celtic as the endorsement deal is unlikely to reverse the brand’s fortunes in the UK.

Meanwhile, revenues of Tennent’s products are up over the same period. Tennent’s is another brand in the C&C stable and is the sponsor of Scotland’s biggest and most successful team, The Rangers Football Club.

C&C Group, which is based in Dublin, can be content knowing that at least one of their brands is connected with a team that is going places and providing value for their endorsement money.


I see Ally McCoist is floating the idea that Rangers should be fast-tracked in any reconstruction deal.

Although the concept of sporting fairness and working through the leagues appeals to the innate sense of honour among Rangers fans, I tend to think Coisty is right.

The stakes are way too high and the future of Scottish football – along with some teams that are household names – is in the balance.

The lack of credible competition for Celtic in the top tier devalues the game massively and is proving to be a turn-off for fans, mainly Celtic’s own. The astonishing Green Seat Phenomenon is becoming a major talking point and is a great source of embarrassment for Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell.

Lawwell, of course, is engaged in a major promotional boost for the SPL’s reconstruction plans but he is like a tour agent trying to sell cruises on the Titanic after it has been holed.

Scottish football is dying a slow, agonising death and the real tragedy is that many of the major players are fiddling while the game sinks beneath the waves.

It cannot be denied that many Rangers fans are looking on with glee as the whole sorry episode unfolds. Although fans of other teams think this is vindictive of Gers fans, it should be borne in mind that they are only returning the serve after the summer of hate last year.

There are many compelling reasons why Rangers should be fast-tracked but the over-riding one is economic. However, even in respect of sporting fairness, there is a powerful argument. Surely no-one is happy with Celtic having a clear run at the top tier title without any real competition – other, that is, than those craven souls who don’t mind glorying in tainted titles.

It may appear that Ally McCoist and Charles Green are not singing from the same hymn sheet, with McCoist speaking of competing in Scotland and Green talking about Rangers moving to England.

The reality is that the arguments of both amount to the same thing; they are two sides of the same coin, in effect.

Scottish football must be reformed in a way that doesn’t just benefit Celtic FC – which the SPL proposals effectually do. The reformation must make sense to football fans – unlike the Transformer league set-up mooted by the cabal.

If reformation is sensible and even-handed, Rangers may be able to keep playing in Scotland for the time being. If not, it is time to up sticks and go to a better place.

Makes sense really, when you examine what both McCoist and Green are saying.

Sadly, many in our game here in Scotland don’t do sense. Bigotry and self-defeating viciousness, yes but sense, no.

The past few days have seen developments, however, with several clubs showing willingness to listen to alternatives to the cabal’s ideas.

Who knows, we may have turned a corner at last.

If so, it’s about time.

I won’t be holding my breath, though.

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“In considering the request, the Board of the Scottish FA has sought and received specialist independent legal advice, both in Scotland and South Africa”

Was it LNS they asked for legal advice?

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Self certified yet in contradiction to Article 10.2 (j) of the SFA articles? We have a meeting on Friday to confirm that we are one of 3 clubs who will submit a complaint to the SFA. The grounds of the complaint are based upon his directorship of the BoD of RFC from 2007 onwards when that Club used tax evasion measures which brought Scottish football into serious disrepute and ultimately led to the liquidiation of a very prominent member of the SFA. As a Director, he would be party to and complicit in the tax evasion. He did not take any actions to stop or inform authorities of the act.

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