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Until this BBC web article, I hadn’t seen any suggestion …

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Until this BBC web article, I hadn’t seen any suggestion as to what the Blatter-Platini payment was for, other than the vague “work I did for him” comments by Platini.

The BBC seems to be hinting that it might have been a payment to make Platini remove himself from challenging Blatter’s presidency last time round in 2011. That’s dynamite if it can be proven.

Scala told the Financial Times that the payment was not recorded in the accounts in 2002 and called that a “serious omission”.

“In any normal business, there would be a written contract,” said Scala. “Both parties were members of Fifa’s executive committee and knowingly approved each year financial statements which were incorrect by 2m Swiss francs (£1.35m).

“That could be seen as falsification of the accounts.”

The payment was made in February 2011. Platini later ruled out standing against Blatter in that year’s Fifa election, saying he wanted to concentrate on running Uefa.

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The Case for a New SFA.
Looks like everyone is having trouble finding the temporary page. Took me a few searches to get here.


The Case for a New SFA.
See Henry McLeish pushing for change again. With our new found legal status as representing Scottish fans, can we back this formally/become involved?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/34512062


The Case for a New SFA.
Whether it’s the SMSM, the telly or bloggers like JJ, Bear’s Den etc, I’m getting a bit sick of the upcoming criminal proceedings being reported as a (alleged) fraud “against Rangers”. All this does is feed the victim myth and encourage gloating over the potential punishments to be handed out to the indicted. (Some of the things they want to happen to them while they’re inside are just loatheable).
While I can understand the ringleaders of the TRFC* forums (fora?) trying to paint it this way, surely a responsible media should bne doing better. I know, I know!


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Enough is enough
EB, you state that the SFA’s rules allowed them discretion to transfer the membership. Just for clarity – is your reason for doing so purely to clarify for others on here that the SFA did not break their rules in allowing the transfer? I.e. a warning not to claim the SFA breached their rules?
Or is your reason for stating it an argument that the transfer of membership allows the current ‘Rangers’ to claim that it is the same entity as the ‘Rangers’ currently in liquidation?


Enough is enough
AS, you need to remember that as far as the SFA is concerned there’s no uncertainty ‘cos Dave said he would put the money in! So that’s awrite then.


Enough is enough
If Dorrans’ signing was after the accounts cut-off, then I can only see Cardoso, Pena, Herrera, Candeias and Morelos signing for a fee according to TransferMarket. Their fees listed there total only £7,380m not the c£10m shown in the accounts. Anyone any ideas?


Enough is enough
Given that Dave doesn’t have any control, I’m wondering who the nice person at NOAL is who keeps sending TRFC money out of the goodness of his heart?!?


Enough is enough
Tris, you say “Celtic wouldn’t be risking very much if some more equitable model was introducedThey’d still have more money than most.”
Of course they would………but only most in Scotland. That’s my point – why would they weaken themselves against the ‘big’ European clubs whom they have ambitions to better or at least compete with? You suggest they should because somewhere down the line they MIGHT need to improve due to increased competition from better domestic clubs. Seriously? “Let’s weaken ourselves against the clubs we’re aspiring to match in the hope that years ahead we MIGHT get better and they (keeping all their money) don’t”!?!?!?!
Let’s be realistic. You can’t expect a business/club to do that.
I want better competition and improving standards in Scottish football as much as anyone, but the more naïve comments I hear, the more I’m convinced that it can only be done by somehow forcing UEFA to drive it from the top down (or, as you say, the bubble bursts and we start from scratch).


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