The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan


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miki67 says:
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Corruption seems to be the base-line for everthing in the world right now. Sad.

Corruption is the norm. Honesty is unique.

The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan
Is it not funny how the current SKY deal ends this season and the new deal starts for season 2013-14. Just by sheer coincidence, a proposal for SPL2 with Sevco included, just happens to be scheduled for 2013-14.

Now if I was a suspicious person, I would think that this was more than coincidental.

The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan
Let us see if the SPL and Doncaster continue with their stance as in Jan 2011, when they informed us that only two leagues of 10 was financially viable.

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster also spoke of the economic argument against a 16 or 18-team top division, saying it would “involve the decimation of finances in Scottish football”.
“The cake gets much smaller and is cut into more slices,” he explained.
“There would be fewer games and there is no doubt, from a TV point of view, there would be less money coming into the game.”

And SPL chairman Ralph Topping said clubs believe that a 16 or 18-team league is not financially viable.
A working party has proposed two divisions of 10 and a vote is expected at the next gathering on 17 January. “If you look at Scottish football, a 16-team league wouldn’t work economically and it would have a knock-on effect in terms of the quality of players you can attract.

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne said that no alternative to a 10-team top flight had been put forward at the meeting.
“Each of the options has been fully evaluated and the one that delivers way above any of the others is a 10-team league,” he said
“And I’m fairly confident that’s where we will end up.
“I don’t think there is any other option. It delivers on a financial front, it delivers on a football front.”
“We know there is a big selling job to be done with the media and the fans,” added Milne.
“But, if we don’t bring money in, where is Scottish football going? We have no money to invest in youth, we can’t afford to bring in highly paid players.”

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Tuesday, 19 May

“In considering the request, the Board of the Scottish FA has sought and received specialist independent legal advice, both in Scotland and South Africa”

Was it LNS they asked for legal advice?

Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
Just noticed this on
Do not know how true it is or posters reliability.

Self certified yet in contradiction to Article 10.2 (j) of the SFA articles? We have a meeting on Friday to confirm that we are one of 3 clubs who will submit a complaint to the SFA. The grounds of the complaint are based upon his directorship of the BoD of RFC from 2007 onwards when that Club used tax evasion measures which brought Scottish football into serious disrepute and ultimately led to the liquidiation of a very prominent member of the SFA. As a Director, he would be party to and complicit in the tax evasion. He did not take any actions to stop or inform authorities of the act.

Raith and Alloa will make the complaint formally next week. Our biggies tell us that more will be co-signatories. It was funny……a rabid Rangers bigot predicted it would be Celtic, Dundee united & Hibs the three instigators! More his sad way of thinking than reality!!!

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just seen this on twitter. If true does that mean they still have to pay the two hotels some money?

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