Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?


EasyJambo says: March 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm “Rangers contributions were as …

Comment on Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed? by Castofthousands.

easyJambo says:
March 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

“Rangers contributions were as follows (in £000′s):”
Thanks EJ and Scott C. My understanding is obviously erroneous.

Help me out.

The FTT/UTT concerns RFC(IL)?

Is it just RFC(IL) or all of Murray Group concerns?

If just RFC(IL), what is the logic of MG involvement?

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Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
Exiled Celt says:
April 1, 2014 at 4:48 am

“What if DK was the man that was supposed to take over the Marble Staircase but his issues with SARS meant he could not and the timing of this could not have been any worse…”.
That thought just struck me after reading the post previous to yours by StevieBC. Perhaps King’s £20M bought him an indelible interest that he continues to pursue to this day.

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
I also came across another document that might suffer review. CF released so much stuff it was hard to take it all in at the time. This seems to quite unequivocally embroil the Conflicted One in the Discount Option Scheme debacle in a way that claims of ignorance would not suffice to extricate him. Since it is a court writ I suspect its authenticity may be independently verifiable.

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
easyJambo says:
March 31, 2014 at 9:47 pm

“Here is a link to the (unpublished) 2011 accounts”
I had seen that document previously EJ and had a check in my archive to see if I had kept a copy, which I hadn’t. So thanks for the information and analysis.

What I did come across in my perusal was this bit of correspondence concerning RFC finances in the same period. It aims to implicate Tom English in the news management but what is more striking given recent events, is that the first correspondent is a partner in Cairn Financial (and another Murray), which I believe is one of King’s companies. So perhaps the King thread does stretch through the whole milieu.

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Auldheid 24th February 2020 at 20:27

"Did the terms of the 5 Way in effect provide a pardon to “Rangers” for the crimes against Scottish football if Sevco paid for it and in accepting the 5 Way Agreement by not questioning it, were Celtic a part of that pardon or did Celtic expect a just outcome from LNS…"


This for me is the crux of the matter. A detailed OC/NC knowledge may illustrate to the sporting authorities that they haven't got away with it and better not try the same trick again but the average punter will struggle to grasp the nuance. The big picture is drawn with a crayon and not a stylus.

Title stripping would have sent a clear message but perhaps it risked opening up a spectrum of unknowns that may have proven difficult to marshal.

That title stripping could not be countenanced in certain quarters is unfortunate since surely this is only a game and should not be subject to intransigent boundaries; for that would make it politics or warfare.

Such intransigence tells of a deep underlying social psychology that I suspect all of us are blind to.

The 'take home' is that if you infringe the rules to the point that you overwhelm the available sanctions then you get no sanction at all, bar a disproportionately pitiful £250,000 fine. This is not a very good look.

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easyJambo 21st February 2020 at 10:29

“If there was an easy way of searching the RTC archive I would do it.”

I naively mused a few days ago that with Rangers apparently in financial traction and Celtic in possession of a burgeoning war chest then perhaps the team from the East end of Glasgow might rescue their historic brand partners and thus ensure a brighter financial outlook. 

Of course such a manoeuvre would undermine all manner of sporting integrity principles and would infringe football regulations designed to avoid such potential conflicts of interest.

Might this explain Lord Haughey’s vociferous defence of his character since even though his financial intervention would not have provided an immediate conflict (especially with Sir Walter fronting this ‘mythical’ bid), it might have muddied the waters of this festering rivalry in a manner that threatened to take the edge off the competition.

It just goes to show that even the most astute legal advice that Whyte could engage was liable to be found wanting in at least one significant area.

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easyJambo 17th February 2020 at 00:54

“I wish I had retained a copy of all the documents posted by Charlotte Fakes. I did keep a few that I thought might be important down the line, but it’s an incomplete record of events.”

I have a cache on the hard drive retained from my last computer but they aren’t immediately accessible. I recalled from memory (eventually) the Andrew Ellis/Chris Akers production strapline but the tweet in question said little more.

It would however appear that what you have lost on the swings you have gained on the roundabout since you have faithfully played out a thread through the labyrinthine perambulations of this saga which provides this blog and its affiliates with an indelible corporate memory of events.

My long absence from the blog leaves huge gaps in my knowledge that your response reveals. 

At the time Charlotte Fakeovers first emerged much conjecture was bandied concerning motives. I was going to ask you for a brief summary of CharlotteFakes motives but realised I should be doing my own research based on the information you have provided.

I stumbled across this document at the very threshold of my inquiries. I suspect it is not particularly significant but I haven’t sufficient knowledge to make that judgement. It may however be found interesting by you.

A Lie for a Lie
easyJambo 16th February 2020 at 20:57

"Yes, that’s taken from the book.  I wasn’t overly familiar with the pre takover wheeling and dealing."


A formative Charlotte Fakeovers tweet credited Andrew Ellis and Chris Akers with orchestration of the Rangers shenanigans.

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Thomson appears to be inviting speculation. 

His tweet of 9 February states "Today it is Keith, Tarves, Braemar, Perth and back to Glasgow."

He recently tweeted something about Aviemore.

I thought White's Grantown -on-Spey pile had been repossessed?

What might any of this have to do with Celtic??

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