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If Dorrans’ signing was after the accounts cut-off, then I …

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If Dorrans’ signing was after the accounts cut-off, then I can only see Cardoso, Pena, Herrera, Candeias and Morelos signing for a fee according to TransferMarket. Their fees listed there total only £7,380m not the c£10m shown in the accounts. Anyone any ideas?

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Enough is enough
EB, you state that the SFA’s rules allowed them discretion to transfer the membership. Just for clarity – is your reason for doing so purely to clarify for others on here that the SFA did not break their rules in allowing the transfer? I.e. a warning not to claim the SFA breached their rules?
Or is your reason for stating it an argument that the transfer of membership allows the current ‘Rangers’ to claim that it is the same entity as the ‘Rangers’ currently in liquidation?


Enough is enough
AS, you need to remember that as far as the SFA is concerned there’s no uncertainty ‘cos Dave said he would put the money in! So that’s awrite then.


Enough is enough
Given that Dave doesn’t have any control, I’m wondering who the nice person at NOAL is who keeps sending TRFC money out of the goodness of his heart?!?


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The Vice Closes
I see from the new Twitter box below (you know, the one that so irked JC, lol) that Tom English is suggesting that “If SPFL really wants transparency then let them press ahead with their own review of how the old SPL acted in this saga.” Tom, I’m led to believe that you look in here and, if so, here’s a suggestion for you. Remember, you’re a journalist, Tom. I know that there is a need for a review just by sitting in my room reading this site and debating both here and with others what is going on and what it might mean. You, as a journalist choose to sit scared in your room and do the modern equivalent of shouting oot the windae!
Tom, if you think the SPFL should review their own failings in respect of Rangers you’re in the privileged position of being able to suggest it to them direct. As a journalist you have access to those involved, more so than anyone on here has. Given your tweet, you clearly know there’s something rotten in Scottish football governance, but rather than use the benefits and opportunities afforded you by your position, you send out wee daft tweets in the hope that some of us might think you’re crusading, but not put your head on the block as the guy who hassled the authorities face to face.
Tom, ask Neil Doncaster/the SPFL boards to review their failings in respect of Rangers. If they say there’s no need, start with LNS and ask why McKenzie of the SPFL accepted so meekly Bryson’s ‘improperly registered but eligible’ invention. If they say there was no available evidence to challenge the SFA’s ‘expert’, ask how Rangers’ improper registrations differed from those in the Legia Warsaw case or any Scottish club thrown out of an SFA competition for missing signatures etc.  If they say Rangers can’t be sanctioned because of the delay in discovering the improper registrations, ask them how that differs from those other cases, where the improper registrations came to light only AFTER the game has been played (otherwise the SFA would be lauded for alerting member clubs to potential errors beforehand!). If they say Rangers can’t be sanctioned due to the number of years until discovery unlike those cases which are usually discovered after a day or two, ask them to point out the section in SFA or SPFL rules where a timebar for improper registration is stated. 
Ffs, Tom, these obvious, simple questions are Journalism 101. I’ve identified them sitting in my room. With your investigative skills, you must be able to identify more complex, hidden issues and ask better questions about these too.
You choose not to and it is my turn to ask… why? Are you scared of fan retribution? Are you scared of upsetting some people who could make your job more difficult by refusing you the access you need to write/comment on non-confrontational issues? The key question you and I must ask, Tom, is what type of journalist you want to be – the one who wants to write articles about the weekly merry-go-round of Scottish football which is easy as it happens every week or the one who actually reports on the BIGGEST issue the sport has ever faced even though you might rub some (a lot!) people the wrong way.
Ffs, Tom, grow a pair and do the right thing! 


Celtic’s Champions League windfall is a bonus for Scottish football, not a handicap
Homunculus, 
They “must surely be able to come up with something better than that”. That made me laugh. It’s instructive that even now, 5 years later, they still haven’t hence Doncaster and McKenzie’s recent “it’s a feeling” bollox.
I think you’re just being cruel asking someone to come on and try to make the argument. Like a cat toying with a mouse on here, I’d imagine.
Roll on a court-based JR where the truth will out.


Celtic’s Champions League windfall is a bonus for Scottish football, not a handicap
Homunculus, if that’s the only potential argument and you’re already describing it as “nonsense of course”, is there really any point in a supporter of such argument coming on and trying to make it? As you and John Clark have made clear, no one coming on this forum will ever convince any of us (including me) that there is merit in that argument, so why would you pull JC up on his suggestion that renunciation of that claim is a pre-requisite to posting? From memory, I think the Lawman (remember him?) made a decent, reasoned attempt at that argument by pointing out some similarities in the Leeds and Rangers situations but could not ultimately convince us. If we believe as a matter of fact that Rangers1872 was liquidated and the evidence proves it, I see no reason for inviting someone to argue against the facts.


On Grounds for Judicial Review
I don’t have anything on Calderwood’s potential move to Rangers or the corruption that (may have) supported that, though ‘perma-tanned idiot’ is a good one. My own personal experience is just that he was an a*se.
My son played under-10s through under-12s for the Norrie McCathies, a team set up and managed by ex-DAFC player Graeme Robertson in memory of the deceased club captain. When Jim Leishman was manager at DAFC, he was a strong supporter of the boys as he knew and worked with Graeme (Graeme still called him Gaffer).
Calderwood had no interest whatsoever. Only once did Graeme get him to do something – he attended the boys’ Christmas party one year (held at East End park, so no big hardship!) and handed presents to each boy (provided by parents, not DAFC, just to be clear). Calderwood struggled even to smile and say Merry Christmas. Graeme then asked him to give a short speech to the boys – you know the “You’re doing well. Stick in, work hard and some of you might make it” sort of meaningless nonsense. In front of those boys and parents, Calderwood out loud refused to say anything to encourage those boys to do their best and push themselves for the sport they loved.
I never rated him after that.


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
It is now really shaping up for nothing to be done in respect of the many years of cheating. The SFA, the SPFL, the media and the government are all prepared to say that cheating is okay and nothing needs to be done about the past.
We need to do something about this NOW. If not, it will happen. The longer things carry on pretty much as they are, the more likely it is that the cheating will not be fixed.
We’ve all been there – in work or in life we make a small mistake, but because the world doesn’t fall apart at once, we think ‘Hmmm, maybe what I’ve done is not so bad’ so we leave things as they are and eventually life with that mistake included becomes the norm. Of course, eventually the mistake will manifest – the kitchen unit with the missing screw will eventually fall down or the sickie we pulled will be found out – but for a good while the universe will function perfectly with our mistake in it.
Doing nothing now will be our mistake that allows the universe (i.e. the SFA/SPL/MSM/TRFC) to carry on. We must take action now or it will never happen.
For me, all I can come up with is making sure I write to everyone I can think of who might have an interest in this issue, but as I’ve said on many occasions/issues in the past this will have little to no impact if it’s just me (and a few others). We really need a torrent of activity on this, but is there a will to do so?
It seems to me that publicity is everything here. What other ways are there? Who is going to pull these together? Who can we get onside with a louder voice?
I’m starting to fear an endgame I don’t want to see.
Btw, if anyone can post that full post from the Aberdeen page, I’d like to see it. It reads well.


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