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HOMUNCULUS SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 at 13:11  Sorry, just to clarify, are you saying …

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 at 13:11 

Sorry, just to clarify, are you saying that the SFA have the power to obtain confidential taxpayer information from HMRC.

The Scottish FA Handbook for 2016/17 certainly contains a clause giving them that power. In the Articles Of Association section, page 63, section 5.6 states:

‘Each member hereby authorises the Scottish FA to communicate, engage and be the recipient ofinformation, as the Scottish FA deems appropriate, with such governmental agencies (including but not limited to HM Revenue and Customs) in respect of the financial affairs and operations of such member, subject to a duty of confidentiality to the member.’

I’ve no idea whether that clause applied in season 2011/12. No doubt, someone cleverer than me will know.

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OCTOBER 3, 2017 at 21:11

 …I was watching the live feed from Scottish Parliament this morning.  Regarding the committee looking into the Offensive behaviour at football act.  Great debate/ discussion…

I caught a short piece from the debate on the STV News.

Did ACC Higgins actually say that sectarian singing wasn’t an issue anymore? Does he mean it doesn’t occur anymore, as that is blatantly incorrect; or that it’s not an issue for Police Scotland to manage/prosecute? 

(Incidentally, in his twenty-second duration soundbite, he managed to use the ‘Old Firm’ descriptor twice. Not bad!)

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OCTOBER 3, 2017 at 02:27 
Also noticed some very disingenuous (well childish actually) statements on Twitter on the origins of the WhatsApp story that Phil wrote about a few weeks ago. 
Emboldened by Trump’s success in telling barefaced lies and ignoring the actual elephant in the room representing truth, one self-styled ‘real’ journalist keeps repeating on Twitter that Phil stole the story from Keith Jackson (yes, that right – no giggling at the front).

I wonder who told the ‘real’ journalist (I don’t tweet & have no idea who that is, BTW) that the story was actually a Keef exclusive?

Couldn’t have been ****h ******n himself, could it?

Shirley Knott!

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Keef may have out-Keefed himself in his piece today in the DR.

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Re potential transfers out of TRFC: any club interested in a player will (or should) be aware that the club is cash-strapped. It may well be that half a dozen may have to go make a dent in that £4m (even including getting them off the payroll).

That Warburton has been sacked when the MSM talk was that he intended to plunder TRFC for a couple of players in this window is an issue the Ibrox board  may have to concern themselves with.

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DECEMBER 28, 2017 at 15:38

It doesn’t matter if it is paid to a trust or your aunt Agatha, you still have to pay the tax. I have no idea why they use the name Agatha, but they do. 

PG Wodehouse: Bertie Wooster has a fearsome Aunt Agatha. 

Wikipedia also states that ‘Aunt Agatha”, or “Great Aunt Agatha”, is a term sometimes used somewhat disparagingly by workers in the City of London’s financial markets to describe a risk-averse, low-volume, non-corporate investor.’

Here endeth today’s lesson. (For me, too. I was aware of Bertie’s aunt, but not of the financial reference.)

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Companies House is open for business today.

There may well be updated information before this evening.

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Perhaps I have the wrong end of the stick, but it’s my understanding that whatever RIFC wish to do with regards to their Res.11 undertaking is predicated on the TOP & Lord Bannatyne.

If Lord Bannatyne decides the TOP’s ruling with regard to DCK is enforceable, then the ‘shares’ clock/timetable is turned back to 12 April 2017, the date by which DCK should have bid for the remaining stake in RIFC. Res.11 would be null & void due to changed legal circumstances & it would be as if it was never voted on at the AGM.

If M’Lud decides that the TOP’s findings are unenforceable, then Res.11 applies.

Happy to be corrected if the above is wrong.

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DECEMBER 20, 2017 at 17:48

IMO, following the prolonged McInnes debacle, TRFC is now playing a high risk game.

By not appointing a new manager and by not paying potential compensation – the Blue Room is in full control over January player movement, or player departures mostly.

So, with Murts temporarily manning the tiller TRFC can try to avoid another cash crisis next month. [?]

But…what if TRFC receives a right good humping at Celtic Park on the 30th ?

Whatever the results between now & the end of the year, Murty is nominally in charge.

Despite Craig Swan in the DR waving the flag for Tony Pulis, TRFC simply can’t afford a high six-figure salary (or low seven-figure pay-packet) for a manager, who’d actually be a coach given that there’s a DoF in post. I don’t know if Pulis has worked with a DoF in any of his previous jobs. I also don’t know if TRFC could afford to dispose of the DoF, or handle the media/fan flaming that would result.

I still suspect that a senior player will step into the player-coach role at minimal, if any, cost & TRFC will continue, as they are at the moment, to be managed by a committee (DoF, Johansen, Murty, said player-coach & PR guru) until May/June 2018.

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