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Clearly the SFA have failed to consult Hamilton Accies before offering up THEIR ground for the EK v Celtic match. Just how bad does the shambles at the SFA have to get, before the mass clear-out begins. The clubs need to get a grip on this dysfunctional clown show urgently, and I mean like now.

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Two wrongs and a right
oddjob 25th January 2016 at 11:55 am #According to Jackson, King “liberated his football club from a long line of charlatans”.  That long line would include the then chairman and directors, including Messrs Sommers and Llambias, still well respected businessmen. I don’t think these men will take kindly to being referred to as “charlatans” ‘
I wonder whether the saintly Walter Smith is included in the list of charlatans? As a former Chairman, you’d think so, wouldn’t you?

Two wrongs and a right

SPFL season 2016/17 will also see the reintroduction of a winter break – for the Ladbrokes Premiership only – with the 12 top-flight clubs enjoying a three-week break from league games, equating to two full weekends without SPFL matches, in January 2017.

A winter break next season.

Two wrongs and a right
Another Monday morning, another laughable puff piece from “Radar”. Here’s a taster-

To King’s credit, much good has been achieved over the last 10 months to repair years of grotesque corporate vandalism. As a result, today’s Rangers are in a far more robust shape than the basketcase he discovered upon entry.
Enormous amounts of money have been pumped into the club account by King and a number of his allies and it’s estimated that so far, including cash spent on shares and in repaying Mike Ashley’s £5m loan, the running total stands close to £15m.
King’s share of this net spend is believed to be north of £7m.

King’s share is “believed to be” over £7m. Believed by who, keith? Have you have seen any evidence whatsoever to back that up?
As I understand it, the shares which King controls are in the name of “New Oasis Asset management”, understood to be a Hong Kong company which shares an address with Barry Scott. According to JJ, King is not the source of the money in New Oasis.
I don’t know what evidence JJ has for that, but surely a real journalist would man up and actually put the question to King? Oh wait a minute, we’re talking about Jackson here. Manning up is definitely off the agenda, if not the radar.
JJ’s version makes sense to me. Just imagine the receiving bank doing its due diligence under the money laundering regs. “Can you let us know the source of the £5m?” Oh, it’s from a HK account, but it’s actually from a South African resident who has been convicted on 81 counts of tax evasion. This is just a wee nest egg he forgot to tell SARS about.” “Thanks very much  for that, here’s your money back, we can’t handle it”. Which would then be followed up by a report from the bank to the National Crime Agency.
There is, as always, a real story here for a real journalist. Any takers in Scotland? Not a chance. Step one find a real journalist—- oh dear.

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Here is a fuller address for Ibrox Park Holdings-
Ibrox Park Holdings LimitedAddress2nd Floor, 625 Kings Road North PointCountry CodeHK

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
For those interested in Ibrox Park Holdings, this link may help-
The link is to a NZ company, Youtap Ltd, which has Ibrox Park Holdings as one of its shareholders, with a Hong Kong address.

Shares Allocation #19 Number of Shares: 194806OtherIbrox Park Holdings LimitedNorth Point
 Hong Kong SAR China10 May 2013 –

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?
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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