Harper Macleod and LNS


Ecobhoy 1:17 pm Think our wires are still crossed. I’ll use an …

Comment on Harper Macleod and LNS by Bryce Curdy.

ecobhoy 1:17 pm

Think our wires are still crossed.

I’ll use an anology to avoid any sub judice issues. If you steal a car from Goosy Goosy and sell it to me, and I then advertise it dishonestly and TSFM buys it from me but using forged bank notes, and Goosy Goosy then steals it back again, how does any legal process resolve this?

I suppose what I’m saying is that yesterday’s events have made me pose a question I have had in my head for some time, namely how can such a complex chain of events be unravelled?

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Harper Macleod and LNS
Ecobhoy 11:20

Unintentionally lazy wording from me. I’m not assuming illegality either, but merely asking the question what are the consequences in the event of criminal act(s) having taken place.

And when I described the situation as complex I was specifically referring to the fact that there have been a series of subsequent events (5088/Scotland, the IPO to give two examples) of questionable legality which would make any resolution potentially very challenging IMHO.

Harper Macleod and LNS
I’ll hold my hands up and recognise immediately that there are several finer legal minds than mine on this site.

My question is this. Assuming some sort of illegality is confirmed, what are the likely implications? The cynic in me believes that a big part of the overall strategy has been to create a massively complex narrative and sequence of dodgy deals that is simply impossible to unravel.

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We are having our expectations managed regarding the outcome of the SFA’s attempt to seek clarity regarding Ashley’s involvement in Sevco whilst remaining Newcastle’s owner.

The expectations refer to ‘no influence whatsoever’. The burden of proof is the most marginal influence one could contemplate while the reality is that he is calling all the shots. Campbell does not need to seek clarification as the position is absolutely obvious to anyone. Our esteemed media however have stated numerous times that this will not be a barrier but do not attempt even an incoherent explanation as to why the SFA cannot say ‘Sorry Mike, that’s not allowed unless you sell your stake in Newcastle’. ‘Because’ is about the best we get. And When Campbell inevitably decrees that there is no issue here (with or without some completely contrived explanation) there will not be the rumpus there should be because, deliberately or otherwise, we have been told this is what to expect.

We had a very similar scenario with Dave King’s ‘fit and proper person’ status. Again, there really was no need for any debate; a more unfit and improper person was hard to imagine. But King intimated that he had been given a nod and a wink from the SFA that if ‘restoring Rangers to their rightful place’ (sic) required him to hold a directorship, then the SFA would not step in his way. Again, this was all about managing expectations about an outcome that should have never been in the slightest doubt.

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