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Bigboab1916July 27, 2017 at 19:42 It is these kind of genuine …

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bigboab1916July 27, 2017 at 19:42

It is these kind of genuine admin errors and subsequent hard hitting fines and bans for smaller clubs that makes the whole dishonest practice of the non-disclosed side letters and what were either taxable directs payments  (as per the SC ruling) or, at the time, third party payments to players (via the EBT trustees), that sticks in the craws.

Similarly Craig Whyte , an innocent man, gets fined and banned sine die for what you could easily argue was an admin error by not providing the correct information re his directorship status. However the like of SDM and CO as instigators of a dodgy scheme that they never thought to seek any advice form the footballing authorities and actually denied the existence of side letters to the relevant authorities don’t even get a mention.

Stuff the SPFL’s QC and all the legal sophistry.

As SDM said to the old Airdrie when they owed him £30k ‘business is business’ and the one he was operating at Rangers was the dirtiest and smelliest and everyone and their uncle knows it, yet even now people within the game can’t bear to say it.

Meanwhile all other 41 clubs and those in other branches of the game still have the potential to get hammered for far less.

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JOHN CLARKAUGUST 2, 2017 at 11:22
The analysis and options you outline McCann may have considered are relevant, as we speak, for the current Celtic board.
If we are all sure McCann would have had plenty to say, any thoughts on why the likes of Desmond and Lawwell apparently remain so quiet and have done for years?

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JUSTBECAUSEYOUREPARANOIDAUGUST 1, 2017 at 22:45 If Celtic have any intention of standing up to the cheats what are they waiting for?Can you imagine a Fergus McCann / Paul McBride double act sitting back and allowing this farce to continue? 
Well actually yes I can. I think some folk suffer from a bit of myth building around McCann.

I believe McCann was an honest businessman and had integrity but he was also a shrewd one. His interest was Celtic and Celtic alone and he would have done what was in the best interest of that particular club.

Had he been at the helm today he would have judged if title stripping and re-opening issues re Rangers would have had a positive or negative effect on Celtic and then taken it from there.

Like the current board who are dragging their heels, I believe he would most likely have held the same position we see from the SFA and the SPFL today.

That is not to say he didn’t trust the footballing authorities but I believe this was only when they harmed Celtic.

In fact is views on Rangers and Scottish Football are pretty clear from interviews given as recently as 2014 and 2016. (My highlights) 

Another instructive point in the interview is McCann’s refusal to criticise Rangers, even failing to mention them by name, yet surely he must feel a sense of vindication about the way in which Celtic were run in contrast to their rivals? He was, after all, decried as a dictator and a skinflint who was restricting the progress of the club.
He contents himself with the observation about the need to manage risk and the “temptation of expensive, short-term deals”.

“All the small clubs hate Celtic and Rangers, who basically feed them,” he says. “It comes down to human nature, but it also speaks to the structure in Scottish football.
“A lot of things have changed in 30 years: television habits, media, salaries, worldwide brands, Champions League, all these new things. In Scotland, not much has changed.
“They fiddle around with deck chairs, but you have still got 42 supposed-to-be-professional clubs in a population of five million.
“There are five million people in Greater Manchester, who have only got two clubs. There are five million in Boston, who only have one club.
“Don’t forget your dwindling potential audience. I watched a game, Celtic against Kilmarnock, 6,000 people, with close to 5,000 Celtic fans. What are Kilmarnock bringing to the game?
“They should maybe talk about British football. Celtic can take its place in British football. That’s maybe where they belong.”

Lets be clear on this McCann was refreshing but his main concern was Celtic and his own fans opinions didn’t necessarily come into it when it came to his view of doing what was required to protect and build the clubs business. He clearly has little or no regard for the feelings, views and concerns of fans of other Scottish clubs.

As for Paul McBride, I am sure he was an honest man as well. However a QC’s personal moral compass only exists up to the point he accepts instruction in a case from a client. They have no personal choice in whether or not to pursue matters just because they feel it may be unjust or otherwise. That is for their clients to decide.
If they don’t like the look of something they can turn down the instruction on the basis they cannot bring themselves to be involved.
However once they have stepped over that line then it is ‘gloves off’ and it comes down to arguing points of law and that does not necessarily equate to what the rest of us believe is right, wrong or morally correct.

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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
Even if Mark Allen does a good job T”Rangers wouldn’t see any cash for any upcoming talent (internal or bought in)  for a god number of years.
To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
At present the only prospect they have is McRorie who I think has stepped up and performed well when asked.He certainly has confidence and could develop into a decent centre back playing with the likes of Souttar for Scotland.

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I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
Celtics ‘free money’ from the VVD  transfer is more than T’Rangers stated  loan requirements to keep the lights on for the next year or two.
Thats the size of the gap between Celtic and the rest of us.

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DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:56

Lets just call it 14 February for old times sake and serendipity. 21

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Statement O’clock but on another matter.

ClydeSSB tweeting Murty appointed until end of the season.

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EASYJAMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:33

Thought that may be the case but was wondering if someone would be trying to get ahead of the game.

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