Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century


60. redlichtie says: October 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm I’m …

Comment on Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century by Tif Finn.

60. redlichtie says:
October 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I’m not an abacus worrier so I will have to refer you to one of those on that one.

However as a layman I would point out that the accounts covered both the PLC and it’s subsidiary so I don’t think a “sale” of assets between them would reflect in the overall turnover.

Sorry if that’s wrong oh counters of the bean.

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Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
jimlarkin says:


Absolutely nothing I would have thought.

Duff and Phelps were the administrators, picked by rangers themselves.

BDO did not become involved until after it was already too late. The CVA had been rejected and the club was being liquidated. BDO were then put in place to deal with that liquidation.

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Exiled Celt says:


Who is “re-writing history”

They voted Rangers into the SFL, is that not a fact.

They may have been furious at the proposal that Rangers should go straight into the SFL1, where most of them would have missed out on the “blue pound”. However they were perfectly willing to vote them into SFL3 where they would all benefit from it.

They refused to let them into the SFL1, quite rightly, they could just as easily refused them entry into the league at all. They chose not to do that, and it was their call, they were perfectly entitled to vote the way they did.

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redlichtie says


More importantly, who is the Pierce Brosnan character.

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