It Takes Two to Tangle


Danish Pastry says: June 28, 2014 at 7:27 am 2 0 …

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Danish Pastry says:
June 28, 2014 at 7:27 am
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GoosyGoosy says:
June 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm
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… Is the current football club business called TRFC one of the top ten money laundering opportunities in the UK?

I heard a professional talk about this, although the business mentioned was more to the west of Glasgow.

If the point is to make black money white, at what point — and in what form — does it enter the steamie … er … club? Does it arrive by bus or taxi? And where and how does it emerge as clean, useable currency via a football club?
DP…some succinct analogies re “steamie/club, bus/taxi…”
I have been scraping the bottom of my intellectual barrel to try and envisage any “money laundering” routines and have failed dismally.
However, bearing in mind the ridiculous “regulatory” restrictions and requirements imposed upon me, as an individual and upon my firm by the the current “Money Laundering Regulations”, it would/should be assumed (?), that any such large scale money laundering actions from abroad would be highlighted, caught and prosecuted by the relevant UK authorities.
Typically, the so called legislation to empower such action is woefully inadequate, as have virtually all regulatory bodies involved in “The Rangers” omnishambles since it broke on day one…many moons ago!

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RyanGosling says:
July 11, 2014 at 9:25 am
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“…. I’d pay a good chunk of my post tax income to….” (my edit)
Ryan, I think you have coined a phrase which may be readily adopted by the football/chattering classes in days and weeks to come…it may even get up there with our other old favourite “omnishambles”.

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John Clark says:
July 11, 2014 at 1:19 am
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enough is enough says:
July 11, 2014 at 12:08 am
‘….It’s probably obvious, but can someone explain the joke to me? (I was blonde as a child)’
It puzzled me with its cleverness as well. But I think Torre Andre Flo’s ebt is the reference ‘ How’s the cash, Flo?’.
JC…thank you for that!
Thanks to all others who also asked the awkward question (it was a tad too subtle for me!)
PS I was blond as a kid too!

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oddjob says:
July 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm
It’s so bad that I sometimes yearn for the days of Peter Thompson, George Davidson or David Francey.
Oddjob…Davidson and Francey, perhaps but Thompson, not even if heel were to freeze over. He was quite easily the nastiest piece of work ever to corrupt the air waves!

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StevieBCDecember 22, 2017 at 18:29Guess that the CoS result could /should trigger a couple of events in the short-term;– King resigns from RIFC & – the auditors Campbell Dallas ‘do walking away’ ?You would think…?  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Their reputation is on the line. I would think ICAS practice regulation are keeping a close watch on this one._______________________________________________________
ICAS Practice Regulation only get upset when recalcitrant, (no, not “concomitant”) members, like me, fail to return meaningless checklists or forms in time.
Please believe me…I have “got form” in this area…. 01
Only when a serious complaint from “members of the public” is received, would any notice be taken…and minimum action result…
Please remember, that ICAS members, at least 20 in number, have been involved in this whole RFC/MIH/TRFC/TRIFC omnishambles over the last 20 years or so….and….yup…a big fat zilch from the “public”…
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