John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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Allyjambo “if it is found that the IPO was fraudulent”  – – …

Comment on John Clark Meets “The SFA” by redetin.

“if it is found that the IPO was fraudulent”
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The following is a statement copied directly from the RIFC Prospectus (Section 2.1)
In June 2012, a consortium of the Company’s current owners acquired the trade and assets of RFC 2012 plc,  which was subsequently awarded a licence to play in SPL Division 3.
Was RFC2012, in liquidation, ever awarded such a licence?
I believe it was Sevco Scotland Limited that was placed in Division 3.

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”
“The Licence Applicant may only be a football club, that is the legal entity fully responsible for the football team participating in national and international competitions and which is the legal entity member of the Scottish Football Association (Full or Associate Member). The licence applicant is responsible for the fulfillment of the club licensing criteria.”
… and other non-ethereal thoughts from Paul McConville.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
Following the intervention by Alex Thomson, the respected ex-Herald journalist, Robin Dinwoodie, has blogged on the Graham Spiers case.

Read it here:

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
Shortly after The Rangers Football Club PLC entered Administration (14 Feb 2012), Rangers were beaten 0-1 by Kilmarnock at Ibrox (18 Feb 2012).
On Monday 20th Feb, I listened as usual to the lunchtime news programme on BBC Scotland; it’s called the John Beattie Show. Rugby folks will remember John as an outstanding Scotland international player in the 1980s.
On that programme, John interviewed Graham Spiers. John mentioned that he had attended the Rangers-Killie game as a guest and he made some comments about the atmosphere. I put a wee comment to the Rangers Tax Case website at the time, and there were a couple of follow up comments confirming what I heard. John was clearly taken aback by what he saw and heard at Ibrox.
What astounded me was that live on air Graham Spiers gave John Beattie a warning to be careful what he said or he would be faced with unwanted attention from RFC fans.
If this exchange had taken place on a prime time BBC news programme more would have been heard of it. Nevertheless, it gives an indication of the “unwanted attention” that Spiers himself has received.
When one journalist feels the need to give a none too subtle warning to another journalist on air, it tells something about the state of our media in regard to reporting events at Ibrox.

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
It seems clear to me that any employed person will consider any offer of a new job. So is it any surprise that?:
“Derek McInnes will give full consideration to any offers he may receive in the future…” [Herald]
But in the Herald case this becomes some kind of “admission” with the headline: “Derek McInnes admits he will consider offers in future”
The Sunday Herald goes one better than its sister rag: “McInnes open to offers” screams the front page. “After Rangers snub, Dons boss won’t rule out quitting club”. A snub? He might quit? There’s hope here yet for the scribblers. And the Sport pages offer readers the contorted “McInnes open to listening to offers”.
Now how did we get from this simple statement, that any prudent person would adopt, namely, considering the merits of any future job offer, to this mangled Herald version of events?

Enough is enough
Contrary to the CVA Proposal of 29th May 2012, the “business and assets” were sold to Sevco Scotland, as noted by Homunculus & others. The assets were listed as follows.

4.11 The assets of the Company, listed at Schedule 6, currently consist of:

Ibrox; Murray Park; The other heritable properties and leasehold interests of the Company; The Player Contracts; The SFA Membership; The Company‘s share in the SPL; The Goodwill and intellectual property rights; Stock, plant and equipment and cash at bank; Amounts owed to the Company (other than the Player Transfer Fees); The High Court Proceedings; and The Player Transfer Fees.

Nowhere in the CVA are the terms trophies and titles mentioned.

How is it that:

(1) The silverware and other artifacts in the trophy room were sold without any value being considered.

(2) I would imagine that the selling of “titles” would be forbidden. How is it that footballing authorities have allowed their titles to be sold or passed on to another entity.

Consulting my Wee Red Book, I see that the re-named Airdrieonians honours only start in 2003. Airdrie United didn’t claim the titles and trophies of the 1878-2002 club, nor of Clydebank. I wonder where the trophies of the two defunct clubs ended up?

Has there been any official comment or discussion on the selling of titles to Sevco Scotland, or is this buried in the 5-way agreement?

Time to Ditch the Geek Show
zerotolerance1903October 29, 2017 at 12:56
“McInnes is not daft. He’s onto a good thing at Aberdeen and he surely knows that Sevco is a basket case.”

To which I would add that if MacInnes turns down a Sevco approach, the latter is going to take it as a serious slap in the face cos no-one turns down The Rangers. Watch the media spin that one!

McInnes will surely ponder on the near certainty of European football, hopefully for the next few seasons; on the uncertainty of life in the The Rangers seat, following “fill yer boots” McCoist, McDowall, McCall, Warburton, Murty, Caixinha, Murty; and on the debt-ridden state of “the club”.

Unless McInnes is totally blind to the The Rangers financial position, then he’d want a pretty tightly written contract. He’ll also want to know what transfer money is available. Success with the current fractured squad is unlikely.

Time to Ditch the Geek Show
Scotland v Netherlands at Pittodrie. And another slap in the face for Dons fans when not one Aberdeen player is picked for the team?

The Vice Closes
For those not on twitter————- SPFL News Now@SPFLNewsNow9hWho will get to 55 league titles first?—————SPFL News Now@SPFLNewsNow1hReplying to @hoop1888The oldco is still going through the liquidation process, newco was formed and granted Status and was allowed to transfer history etc, fact.—————-Apparently you can transfer history now.
And, incidentally, there is a body somewhere who can “allow” history, which seems to include titles & trophies to be transferred.
The transfer of titles needs explanation by the authority who is custodian of those titles, either the league (now SPFL) or the association (SFA).

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