Comment on Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey by Shyster Flywheel Shyster.
The high heid yins of the SPFL are a self servient bunch, whom I never expected anything other than smoke and mirrors. But the SFA is a different kettle of doo-doo. It was the SFA that fined & expelled Dunfermline from the Scottish Cup for minor breaches of the rules.
It was the Italian Football Federation that punished Juventus for game fixing, not Seria A.
It was the French Football Federation that punished Marsellies and Nice for financial irregularities, not the Ligue de Football.
it was the Spanish Football Federation that punished Elche for unpaid taxes, not La Liga.
If there is any punishment to be handed out then it will be by the (wishy washy) Stewart Regan.
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JOHN CLARKJULY 27, 2017 at 10:44
What, Ralph, not even a person on the SFA board who knew from personal experience that Rangers had a nice wee tax avoidance scheme going?
I give you Campbell Ogilvie who in March 2012 admitted to being a member of the Employee Benefit Trust scheme at Rangers when he was both a Director of Rangers as well as the treasurer of the Scottish Football Association.
Oglivie also tried to bring in an EBT scheme at Hearts when he joined them as Managing Director under Romanov in 2005.
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The Vice Closes
EASYJAMBOSEPTEMBER 20, 2017 at 01:12
In parallel, a poll on Hearts most popular forum, JambosKickback, over the past couple of days has produced the following responses.For a review 455 – 80.82%Against a review 31 – 5.51%Don’t care 77 – 13.68%So I’m reassured that Hearts fans remain strongly in favour of a review, whatever the club Board chooses to do or not do.
All that poll highlights is that 80.82% of JKB members are strongly in favour of a review. Not necessarily representative of Hearts fans as a whole. It equates to around 0.03% of Hearts’ ST holders, although I suspect that a good number of JKB members do not have STs.
Personally, I am all for Mrs Budge broadcasting her views on this but as you say unlikely before TRFC visit Murrayfield.
The Vice Closes
JIMBOSEPTEMBER 13, 2017 at 21:17 I would hope the boy who ran on to the pitch last night will be feeling terrible today. What on earth came into his mind to do that?
He wept in court. Actor after actor will you that to turn on the tears is the most difficult thing to do. Just lets suppose he had true remorse. He expressed sorrow for the guy who punched him on the way out.
Maybe he is not the animal people are turning him out to be with punishments I couldn’t repeat on here.
Somewhere in the Bible it says something like Forgive or be not Forgiven.
He was being an idiot. Lets leave it at that.
Obviously the Glasgow media do not read the Bible when it comes to clubs outwith the OF. When a Hearts supporter ran onto the pitch at Tynecastle and tried to assault Neil Lennon, the media were up in arms and quick to vilify both supporter and club. Charlie Nicholas even wrote that Hearts should be banned from Europe.
While the action of your idiot on Tuesday night would not have reached the pages of the Scottish media if it wasn’t for UEFA raising the issue and it getting headlined by the English press.
Celtic’s Champions League windfall is a bonus for Scottish football, not a handicap
HOMUNCULUSSEPTEMBER 1, 2017 at 11:39 One thing I would point out is the number of Scottish players regularly in the Celtic team, and the relatively low amounts of money they cost, certainly in European terms. The following players regularly appear for Celtic. Gordon, Tierney, Armstrong, McGregor, Forrest, Griffiths. If you were to add up what they cost to bring in it would not be a particularly staggering number. Indeed three of them came through the youth system so basically cost whatever it took to develop them.
My only comment would be the low number of Scottish players coming out of the academy. It is all very well being in a financial position to offer better terms to the best talent in the SPFL while being relatively cheap in comparison to England, but in doing so it depletes opposition teams’ squads who in turn resort to bringing in foreign players to fill the void. Examples would be Dundee Utd being relegated following the loss of Armstrong, Mackay-Stevens and Ciftci or would ICT have avoided relegation if they had kept hold of Christie. Of those only Armstrong made the grade.
SFM – The Next Steps
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June 5, 2015 at 12:28 pm
So, in summary, had Campbell followed the rules RFCold might have survived and even if they didn’t ? RFCnew would have ‘lived on’ and in all likelihood been back in the premiership by now.
But the difference is that Elche may owe money to the taxman but they are not insolvent. Oldco went into admin/insolvency by their own volition and the rules were followed by the SFA/SPL in respect to Newco having to join the SFL at the foot of the stairs.
SFM – The Next Steps
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June 4, 2015 at 10:05 am
I for one don’t think they have the quantum required to meets King’s Moonbeams dreams, so fans are in for a shock when investment levels are on the more reasonable side.
The 3 Bears certainly were willing to provide an unsecured loan before King took the reins, but since King started pulling the financial strings they want security. King may be asset rich but I suspect he is cash poor and cannot get his money out of wherever he has it hidden for fear of the RSA tax man finding out.
Ashley has hold of the securities which the 3 Bears want before they will provide a loan and maybe now that they have seen King’s pipedreams they are backing off.
Worryingly the start of the new season is not far away and there is still so much to be achieved at Ibrox without the funding in place to do so.