Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?


From Twitter Mark Dingwall ‏@GrandmasterSuck 53m53 minutes ago The “New Pioneers” painting …

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Mark Dingwall ‏@GrandmasterSuck 53m53 minutes ago

The “New Pioneers” painting will be taken down today
I understand the painting will be removed from public view by close of business today.

The painting sent the permarage meter among the Ibrox faithful to DEFCON 1, on various levels.

The choice of surrogate “pioneers” was universally seen as unfortunate. But much more importantly, “new pioneers 2012” was seen to clearly imply that the current club is a new one, founded in 2012.

How can the occupants of the “Blue Room” get everything so wrong and so consistently? Are they doing it on purpose? These are supposedly Real Rangers Men, for goodness sake. Anyone could have told them that this would go down like a lead balloon with the fans.

I make no comment on the artistic merit of the picture 🙄 🙄 except to say that I took a lot of convincing that it had not been produced by that naughty Cartuja on KDS.

The reaction of the Bears on Twitter last night was the best laugh I’ve had in ages.

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Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?

A good article about time-keeping, with some interesting comments. I have thought for a while that timekeeping should not be part of the the referee’s job.

Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
Danish Pastry says:
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May 10, 2015 at 10:13 am

I liked this bit on Dempster & Budge @neepheid:

Despite taking control of rival clubs, they recently proved forthright and vocal adversaries of the SPFL over the scheduling of the final Championship fixtures and share a desire to challenge old attitudes and improve the Scottish game. They both speak of fairness and transparency and have insisted on open dialogue with the fans. They have also both proved to be very good at what they do.

Fairness? Transparency? Dialogue with fans? I can just imagine the blazers going beetroot red and spluttering over their G&T’s as they read such heresy.

We need some women of the Budge/Dempster type on the 6th floor at Hampden, in positions where they can actually change the cosy “old boys” culture. I honestly think that an influx of strong-minded, able women is the only way to escape from the special kind of cronyism (let’s call it the Ogilvie syndrome) that has bedevilled the governance of our game for far too long.

Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
I see that Anne Budge has dared to go off message in today’s Scotsman- http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/spfl-lower-divisions/ann-budge-would-prefer-hibs-to-win-the-play-offs-1-3768538

“From a Hearts perspective it’s better if Hibs win the play-offs. We would have the derbies and that’s a big thing for Edinburgh.”

Now she surely can’t get away with saying stuff like that, when the whole of Scottish football knows that getting “Rangers” back “where they belong” is priority number one (and two, and three)?

Perhaps our renowned Compliance Officer will haul her before the beaks for bringing the game into disrepute? Of course I’m joking, but would I be surprised? Not even a wee bit.

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The Vice Closes
It seems that Broadfoot’s amateur hour PR ploy of leaking a 5 year old confidential letter from Celtic to the SFA has spectacularly backfired. Now it’s all out in the open- and having first broken confidence themselves, the SFA cannot complain about that.
Celtic’s 5 year restraint, in keeping their dealings with the SFA confidential, cost them a lot, not just my season ticket money, but  doubtless the money of a few others besides, plus, and more importantly, the erosion by many others of their faith in the club they have loved all their lives.
Now Regan is staring at the abyss. As I posted yesterday, even the leaking of Celtic’s 2012 letter would, in itself, finish him in any normal association. Can he now do anything other than resign? He faces pressure from the SPFL for an enquiry. He faces a Judicial Review which could extend to all shenanigans going back 10 years and more.
Even his own Compliance Officer, who I assume is a solicitor with something to lose professionally, will shortly be opening a few rusty old filing cabinets in Ogilvie’s old room. I was going to say look under the carpet, but that really is a stretch for an internal enquiry.
On a personal level, I can now resume my relationship with CFC, happy in the knowledge that my club were not ignoring the corruption, but challenging it in a professional manner. That feels very good indeed, believe me.

The Vice Closes
If it is correct that Celtic’s 5 year old letter to the SFA was leaked to The Times by the SFA’s former employee and current PR guru, Mr Broadfoot, presumably as the opening shot in a “divide and rule” campaign, then the SFA have some serious questions to answer.
Is that how a competent governing body treats one of its members? A leak of private correspondence? Really? Celtic should kick up such a stooshie about this leak that the instigator (and you can be sure that Broadfoot is only carrying out instructions) is identified and booted out of Scottish football.
There are clearly individuals within the SFA who think that they can act as they like with total impunity. They have learned nothing from the Farry episode. It’s time they were taught a lesson once and for all.  

Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
DarkbeforedawnJuly 9, 2017 at 15:55  
The Rangers Tax Case was seen as a test study into EBTs in football, and many media outlets think this is the tip of the iceberg, particularly in England. Surely the SFA should consult with their cross border counterparts on what actions may be taken? Arsenal have already settled an EBT case for their title winning year, so if we are applying the logic Rangers should have titles stripped because they were using illegal means of paying their players, surely Arsenals league titled should be taken away? And what if a number of other big fish in England are found guilty?
All English clubs involved either already have, or very soon will, reach settlements with HMRC. Nobody is going to court, because they aren’t stupid enough or arrogant enough to assume that they can win in the face of the facts, just because of who they are.
It was open to Rangers to correct matters by being open and honest with HMRC, and paying up, but firstly they didn’t see why they should, and secondly, they had no way of paying.
The fact that Rangers evaded more tax than they could subsequently repay just highlights the industrial scale of what went on at that club.
If the English clubs involved  took it a step further, as Rangers did, and concealed EBT payments from the FA, or had undisclosed side letters as part of players’ contracts, then of course the FA should take action.
The footballing offence is not tax evasion as such, but false reporting to the SFA of payments to players, and failure to lodge correct player contract details with the SFA.
What the SC judgement blows away totally is the “no sporting advantage” reasoning of LNS. Other clubs could not save on PAYE by using the EBT payment method. That is now an established fact.  
I’m pretty sure that industrial scale tax evasion could, in fact probably should, also lead to footballing charges along the lines of “bringing the game into disrepute”, but it will be snowing hard in hell the day that the SFA take that line with any club playing out of Ibrox.

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