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From KDS – here is the whos who of the FTT
Alright, here’s the ready reckoner – see if your favourite hun is written up in the FTT(T) document! There is some doubt over anyone with a question mark, but that’s a best guess.
THE BOARDROOM AND PALS
Red – MIH Goon – Former Chartered Tax Advisor
Yellow – MIH Goon
Turquoise – Tax advisor at PWC, advised Klos
Green – Colin Mitchell – MIH Goon
Grey – Blair Morgan – Agent/Solicitor to McCann, G. Rae
Crimson – Trustee
Silver – Jorge Lera – Agent to Novo
Blue – Donald Wilson – MIH Goon
Black – David Murray – Sub-Trust (ST) #1
N/A – Graeme Souness – ST #2 (not mentioned in the document, but we haven’t forgotten you, Graeme)
Violet – Alex McLeish – ST #29
Burford – John Greig – ST #40
Indigo – John McClelland – ST #46
Magenta – Andrew Dickson (It’s not Alastair Johnston, as the dates don’t match)
Scarlet – Martin Bain
Elgin – Campbell Ogilvie (Dates/roles match, non-player with EBT)
Eversham – Stefan Klos – ST #? (A ton of evidence)
Ipswich – Barry Ferguson – ST #? (As above)
Winchester – Fernando Ricksen – ST # ? (Dutch, termination of contract discussed)
Coventry – Arthur Numan/Lorenzo Amoruso? – ST #5 (v. early number, sought indemnity, which is common amongst foreigners, esp Dutch)
Purple – Neil McCann – ST #13 (works in media, client of Blair Morgan, even the departure date from Rangers to another club (Soton) fits)
Gold – Vidmar? – ST #15 (didn’t access EBT funds, Assistant with an age group national team – about the only candidate that fits)
Skegness – ? – ST #38 (no further info, and no numbers around his number to try and work out an era)
Ely – Tore Andre Flo – ST # 43 (ton of evidence)
Norwich – Dan Eggen – ST #47 (dates match, small sum, signed from Spanish club, though not sure why his number is out of order in the chronology)
Newark – Bert Konterman? – ST #52 (Dutch lawyer, paid to leave. Aside from being paid to leave, interchangeable with the next person)
Lichfield – Ronald de Boer? – ST #56 (Dutch, but not paid to leave – doubt the huns would have had to give him a top-up to join a rich Qatari club)
York – Kevin Muscat? – ST # 61 (fits the chronology, paid a large %age through the trust, matching with Muscat’s 1m for 1 season, paid to leave)
Manchester – Egil Ostenstad/Paolo Vanoli – ST # 62 (paid 20k to leave – most likely Egil)
Berwick – Jean Alain Boumsong – ST #63 (documents seized by police (!) paid to leave)
Bristol – Jesper Christensen – ST #64 (Foreigner, sought indemnity, trust established to pay him to “return to” [Denmark] (par 107 of judgement))
Cardiff – Gavin Rae – ST #65 (Agent is Blair Morgan, so most likely a Scot, paid a large %age through trust)
Inverness – Nacho Novo – ST #72 (Ton of evidence)
Selby – Dado Prso – ST #73 (Paid a large %age through trust, paid bonus through trust, sums match amount listed by BBC, ST # fits chronology)
Dundee – Zurab Khizanishvilli – ST #76 (Foreigner, indemnity, paid large % through trust, sums match amount listed by BBC, ST # fits chronology)
Newport – Alex Rae – ST #79 (Dates match, fits chronology, sums match)
Carlile – ? – ST #81 (Paid part wages through EBT)
Whitehaven – ? – ST #82 (Paid part wages through EBT)
Birmingham – Marvin Andrews – ST #87 (Paid large % through trust, fits chronology)
Bath – Sotirios Kyrgiakos? – ST #88 (Higher profile player, paid large %age through trust, fits chronology, paid to leave)
Glastonbury – Thomas Buffel – ST #91 (Dutch lawyer (by this point all the Dutchmen were exhausted, and Buffel was ex-Feijenoord), fits chronology)
Doncaster – Julien Rodriguez/Olivier Bernard – ST #92 (Paid wage+CL bonus through trust, fits chronology, process of elimination)
Dorchester – Alan Hutton?/Peter Lovenkrands? – ST #95 (Paid CL bonus through trust – Hutton/Lovenkrands are tough to fit anywhere, TBH)
Warwick – Bob Malcolm? – ST #96 (Most likely old “FTP”, given he was the only one to have a trust opened for a CL bonus and then be paid to leave)
Hampstead/Highbury – ST #97-98 (Un-used, most likely opened for the likes of Hemdani and Fanfan, but these players were paid bonus through payroll)
Camden/Islington/Kensington/Balham/Brixton – Chris Burke, Federico Nieto, Ian Murray, Steven Smith, Kris Boyd ST # 103-108 (these guys were eligible for CL bonuses and we know they had EBTs for small sums. I suspect Boyd’s contract was upgraded in 05-06 and then EBT funds were then thrown in on top of the bonus money, giving Boyd a larger sum)
Beverley – ? – ST +109
Maidstone – Sasa Papac – ST # 112 (One of the last 2 trusts still active late in the piece)
Guildford – Steven Davis – ST #113 (as above)
To be continued…………
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A man is due to appear in court charged with threatening BBC Scotland journalist Mark Daly.
The 35-year-old man was arrested in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, last Wednesday.
It is believed the arrest relates to comments directed to Mr Daly on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Earlier this year Mr Daly and his team won a Scottish Bafta for current affairs programming for his documentary, Rangers: The Men who Sold the Jerseys, which was broadcast in May.
In the show, Mr Daly revealed the details of payments made to players and staff through offshore employee benefit trusts (EBTs) between 2001 and 2010, which was the subject of the ‘big’ tax case.
During the programme he also levelled allegations of a conflict of interest against Rangers oldco administrators Duff and Phelps, who were appointed by former owner Craig Whyte. The insolvency firm has repeatedly denied the accusations.
Last year Mr Daly also investigated former Rangers owner Craig Whyte in a BBC Scotland, where he revealed that the businessman had previously been banned from serving as a director for seven years.
A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: “At around 7am on Wednesday, December 12, a 35-year-old man was detained in the Clydebank area and subsequently arrested by officers from the Football Coordination Unit for Scotland (Focus) in relation to an allegedly threatening online comment.
“He was released on an undertaking to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on January 10, 2013.”
A BBC Scotland spokesman said: “It’s a matter for the police and the courts. We take the safety of our journalists very seriously.”
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Long Time Lurker – Scottish football being corrupt is not news – the fact that someone may actually print a story with some confimration is defintely a welcome new approach for the MSM.
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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
This portion interested me in the TRFC ST blurb.
“In addition, a limited number of value season tickets will be introduced, seeing the lowest adult price at Ibrox in more than 10 years.”
Having worked for ticketing pricing/accounting in a major US airline – I think they are using interesting similar tactics.
In order to get advertising going you designate the minimum no of seats as Consumer Watchdog will allow at a low price – say out of 350 seats you have 10 seats available for 200 while the rest are 300 – 500. You can now advertise the famous = prices start at only 200 – when in fact there is zero chance anyone outside of the 10 (which are sold via favoured outlets for commercial gain) will have a chance to get the for sale ones – they are then hooked into buying the other ones. This is favoured heavily by low cost carriers. And now seemingly football clubs!
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New post from Phil…….any idea who George Angus is anybody?
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Here we go for the next sugar daddy……………
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley plots move to buy Rangers and take them back to the Champions League
Apr 05, 2014 23:00
By Alan Nixon
The controversial Toon owner could uses his billions to rescue the ailing Scottish giants and restore them to their former glories
Great Scot: Is Mike Ashley set to go north of the border?
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to buy Scottish giants Rangers and bring back their glory days, reports Alan Nixon in the Sunday People.
The billionaire businessman, who already owns seven per cent of the Ibrox club, dreams of taking Rangers into the Champions League in the next two years.
But the 49-year-old has no plans to offload Newcastle – bad news for Toon fans who are desperate to see the back of him.
Yesterday members of the Mike Ashley Out Campaign held an open-top bus protest through the city centre before the game with Manchester United – they are fed up with Ashley’s stewardship of their club, claiming he runs it as a financial exercise rather than a sporting institution.
Owning two clubs in the same competition is forbidden – which could give Ashley problems should both Toon and Rangers qualify for Europe.
Ashley knows there is money to be made from the loyal Rangers supporters, as fanatical as Newcastle’s.
For all their current financial problems, Rangers could still be a money-making machine in the right hands.
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April 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm
I’d be pretty p!ssed off if the rumour that Celtic have fined Griffiths is true. It just backs up the lunacy at the SFA…
Nearly…….the fine by his employers makes the follow up charge by SFA even more nonsensical
Celtic had every right to slap him on the wrists – he should not by his own conduct blemish the reputation and good standing of his employer. Hopefully he has learned that he is now in a real fishbowl and cannot be seen to be doing this stuff when everyone and his uncle has a phone with video etc ready to send and post it all over the internet.
However, for the SFA to then become involved is nonsense – which is why Celtic are defending him on that – basically saying we have taken care of it and there is no need for a double punishment…………
I for one am not at all unhappy with Celtic for their stance so not sure why you are “pi$$ed”
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Ok here is something to consider………Goosey has got me thinking………….
SDM said CW duped him – everyone including me guffaws……..but what if……….
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 since now SDM had no more time to delay until DK was free due to Lloyds now demanding their money back as well as his crumbling MIH empire………
So they find someone who will be the figurehead until DK can move in and take over…………
Jack built CW up thanks to Keef to be the billionaire – MH were SDM’s boys doing the favour….so they built him up because it suited their agenda to have him accepted. SDM also ignored Bain and Johnstons warnings – SDM also put CW in touch with Ticketus – seemed all very friendly indeed between SDM and CW.
During the CW reign, DK was not only getting financial reports on a continuous basis but also was the only one not fired or forced out – and as soon as Admin happens, in flies DK………….
DK was an important piece – and thinks he is owed after his 20 million gift to Murray Sports…….
But what if for once SDM was telling the truth……
What if DK was supposed to be the Loving Cup toaster in waiting……….and CW was supposed to be the foreman meantime………..but decided instead to go with his plan to get Ibrox and Moses MacNeil Park via a quick administration……….which backfired when Charles and Imran reneged on their promises………..
According to our late friend Corsica, CW, CG and DK were amongst a select group in Zurich for a wee chat………. now why would DK want to be doing that……….the others we know why, but DK?
Could it be that Lord Cardigans last minute attempt was an attempt by SDM to get the assets safe until DK was back in the ring once his SARS troubles were over……
However, CG and his band had already got visions of mansions in France and despite their Rangersitis, saw the possibilities of their bank balances increasing substantially.
DK was left without his promised position at the head of the Peepil and has been trying to finagle a way back in ever since……..
Maybe for once Murray is telling the truth……….and he was indeed duped………..as was DK.
Some things start to make a bit more sense if you go along those lines…………