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This time it’s Jim McColl, who could solve all the problems at Ibrox out of the small change in his back pocket (if he really is a billionaire). But he prefers to be a cheerleader for Goldilocks & Co. You can all pull your own quotes from this latest load of Daily Record guff, but I just ask myself this- if Celtic desperately needed £10m, and I had a personal fortune of over £1000m, would I entrust the future of my beloved Celtic to the likes of Dave King (timmy version, of course), and do some hand wringing from the sidelines, or would I stick the money in myself and actually control events personally? Answers on a postcard, please—

This pantomime is truly getting beyond parody.

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Yet more from our “National Broadcaster”-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31780476

The words and wisdom of Paul Murray, this time- those of a delicate disposition, please have a sick bag handy before reading further

“First of all, I’m obviously biased, but I believe Rangers are the biggest club in Scotland and I think what comes with that is a responsibility to lead Scottish football,” he said.
“I’m 50 years of age now and in my lifetime, and before that, Rangers very much led Scottish football in terms of the governance and the strategy, obviously along with Celtic and other clubs, and in the last 15-20 years that’s been gradually declining and we need to get back to that way of thinking.
“A lot of people have got strong views on what happened to Rangers and that’s fine, and I’ve got strong views as well, but we need to move forward now and grasp the situation and lead Scottish football.
“In terms of practical things it’s rejoining some of the committees that determine what’s happening in the game, participating in discussions about the strategy of the game, these are things we’ve got to be involved in as we are the biggest club in Scotland in my view.”

If you have an appetite for more of this guff, just follow the link. The problem for me is that I’m forced to pay for this fanzine. I think I’ll have to emigrate- honestly.


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ecobhoy says:
March 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Increasingly I feel this site has turned into a PR warzone.

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What is that supposed to mean, exactly? That PR firms are employing people to post on here?

The posters on here, in my opinion, are honestly expressing a personal view. To suggest otherwise is outrageous.


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ecobhoy says:
March 6, 2015 at 9:31 pm

I truly wonder how many of the especially vitriolic posters on here actually attend football matches.
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I don’t know whether I qualify as an “especially vitriolic poster”, but I certainly no longer attend football matches, as I have made clear here many times. I paid a lot of money to watch a rigged league over many years, and those who are charged with ensuring the integrity of the game, and the “heid bummers” of the club I supported for so long, are perfectly OK with that.

Well strangely enough, I’m not OK with that. I’ll be back once the midden is cleared out, Dave King and all. Fat chance of me living that long, though.


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The Vice Closes
It seems that Broadfoot’s amateur hour PR ploy of leaking a 5 year old confidential letter from Celtic to the SFA has spectacularly backfired. Now it’s all out in the open- and having first broken confidence themselves, the SFA cannot complain about that.
Celtic’s 5 year restraint, in keeping their dealings with the SFA confidential, cost them a lot, not just my season ticket money, but  doubtless the money of a few others besides, plus, and more importantly, the erosion by many others of their faith in the club they have loved all their lives.
Now Regan is staring at the abyss. As I posted yesterday, even the leaking of Celtic’s 2012 letter would, in itself, finish him in any normal association. Can he now do anything other than resign? He faces pressure from the SPFL for an enquiry. He faces a Judicial Review which could extend to all shenanigans going back 10 years and more.
Even his own Compliance Officer, who I assume is a solicitor with something to lose professionally, will shortly be opening a few rusty old filing cabinets in Ogilvie’s old room. I was going to say look under the carpet, but that really is a stretch for an internal enquiry.
On a personal level, I can now resume my relationship with CFC, happy in the knowledge that my club were not ignoring the corruption, but challenging it in a professional manner. That feels very good indeed, believe me.


The Vice Closes
If it is correct that Celtic’s 5 year old letter to the SFA was leaked to The Times by the SFA’s former employee and current PR guru, Mr Broadfoot, presumably as the opening shot in a “divide and rule” campaign, then the SFA have some serious questions to answer.
Is that how a competent governing body treats one of its members? A leak of private correspondence? Really? Celtic should kick up such a stooshie about this leak that the instigator (and you can be sure that Broadfoot is only carrying out instructions) is identified and booted out of Scottish football.
There are clearly individuals within the SFA who think that they can act as they like with total impunity. They have learned nothing from the Farry episode. It’s time they were taught a lesson once and for all.  


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
DarkbeforedawnJuly 9, 2017 at 15:55  
The Rangers Tax Case was seen as a test study into EBTs in football, and many media outlets think this is the tip of the iceberg, particularly in England. Surely the SFA should consult with their cross border counterparts on what actions may be taken? Arsenal have already settled an EBT case for their title winning year, so if we are applying the logic Rangers should have titles stripped because they were using illegal means of paying their players, surely Arsenals league titled should be taken away? And what if a number of other big fish in England are found guilty?
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All English clubs involved either already have, or very soon will, reach settlements with HMRC. Nobody is going to court, because they aren’t stupid enough or arrogant enough to assume that they can win in the face of the facts, just because of who they are.
It was open to Rangers to correct matters by being open and honest with HMRC, and paying up, but firstly they didn’t see why they should, and secondly, they had no way of paying.
The fact that Rangers evaded more tax than they could subsequently repay just highlights the industrial scale of what went on at that club.
If the English clubs involved  took it a step further, as Rangers did, and concealed EBT payments from the FA, or had undisclosed side letters as part of players’ contracts, then of course the FA should take action.
The footballing offence is not tax evasion as such, but false reporting to the SFA of payments to players, and failure to lodge correct player contract details with the SFA.
What the SC judgement blows away totally is the “no sporting advantage” reasoning of LNS. Other clubs could not save on PAYE by using the EBT payment method. That is now an established fact.  
I’m pretty sure that industrial scale tax evasion could, in fact probably should, also lead to footballing charges along the lines of “bringing the game into disrepute”, but it will be snowing hard in hell the day that the SFA take that line with any club playing out of Ibrox.


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