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Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
Monday, November 19, 2012 at 20:19
There has always been a distaste and residual hostility to Celtic within the sfa but this has never been translated into systematic cheating against them.
Jim Farry and the subsequent investigations by the SFA which cleared him. And we know how that ended up thanks to the integrity and single mindedness of The Bunnet.
Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
Scotland on Sunday poll
Friday, 16 November 2012
Is Scottish football missing Rangers in the SPL?
So much for all the fuds in the MSM. It looks like the only ones who miss the presence of the Ibrokes tax dodgers are their supporters, lamb munchers and associated soup takers in the media. The ones who relied on the crumbs from their master’s table for their coin. The longer they remain out of the top flight of Scottish football and consequently Europe the more of an irrelevance they will become.
Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
Well said Mr Cosgrove. I doubt if you will be asked to roll up your trouser leg anytime soon.
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Fair Play at FIFA?
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 16:18
Why wont Masterton do a deal. What does he get? The land?
Maybe we could ask Charlotte. Charlotte18 that is.
The Bank of Scotland found itself in the news once again after The Sunday Times claimed it had obtained papers showing that the Bank of Scotland’s treasurer and managing director, Gavin Masterton CBE had arranged, between 1999 and 2000, a loan for an associate to buy shares in Dunfermline Athletic Football Club of which Masterton was also a director. It was claimed Masterton gave a guarantee that the shares would be bought off him before the loan had to be repaid; then, in 2001 – after Masterton had retired – the shares were later acquired by Stadia, a company Masterton owned. The Stadia group later collapsed with reported debts of £25m. A man in charge of corporate lending racking up losses of millions of pounds in his own private ventures in four years would’ve been a major embarrassment had it not been for the Scarborough Development Group – a company that used Jack Irvine’s Media House for its PR – setting up a new company: SDG Caledonia to take over Masterton’s stake and a share held by venture capitalist company, 3i for a nominal sum. The Bank of Scotland was then able to recycle the debt. The associate’s loan application from the Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking offered £69,250 at 1½% above base rate, with no security, no arrangement fees and interest payments deferred until the end of the three-year loan period. After two years, a letter from solicitors for Wood Investments (Masterton was a director) declared they would arrange with the Bank of Scotland to have the loan account cleared using funds from Stadia which left them in control of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club. The Sunday Times claimed that a letter from Masterton discussed with his associate a realignment of shares in Stadia on the basis of a firm called Charlotte 18 holding 75%. Charlotte 18 appeared on paper to be a director-less offshore company in the British Virgin Islands.
Auldheid (@Auldheid) says:
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 13:23
No one can prove that something that does not exist does not exist.
LNS and common sense?
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 17:16
Seems Charlie is looking for a Council Tax rebate.
Housing Benefit for the Big Hoose?
Everything Has Changed
Carl31 (@C4rl31) says:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 20:50
One of the most disappointing things about the last few weeks has been that the guys on here who I had categorised as spouting conspiracy theory have been proved right. I had refused to believe that the game in Scotland was so skewed and basically uneven. I could not accept that, prior to the SPLIC decision, the governing bodies of the game in Scotland were happy to assist one particular team or at the least content to see it happen.
And the blogosphere, the so-called Keyboard Warriors or Internet Bampots, are not the only source of such opinion – numerous Celtic fans, and a few other fans, I know have claimed bias of the authorities in favour of Rangers. I had previously been completely sound in the belief that these guys were, at least to some extent … paranoid.
They had predicted that something new and hitherto unknown factor would be produced in Rangers favour to get them off with it – a rabbit would be produced from the SPL/SFA’s hat – there would be no change to the record books on titles ‘won’, and Rangers would ‘get away with it’.
I, on the other hand, had predicted that justice would be done, as far as could reasonably be expected.
Who ended up hitting the nail on the head?
For ‘Paranoid’, read ‘Realistic’, since it turns out the ‘Paranoid’ are demonstrably right.
It’s a bit like The Matrix and Alice Through The Looking Glass. Once you are unplugged,have stepped through the mirror and donned your tinfoil hat nothing ever quite looks the same again. The label of paranoia is a very useful one. It implies that the fears are groundless and irrational and at the same time that the proponent of them is mentally ill. A very useful double edged sword.
As Adam Smith,who could hardly be called either paranoid or a fool, put it. “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty or justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary.”
The misquote of President Roosvelt also springs to mind ‘”In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt. However his actual words pretty much say the same thing. “Yes, we are on the way back — not by mere chance, not by a turn of the cycle. We are coming back more soundly than ever before because we planned it that way, and don’t let anybody tell you differently.”
◦ Speech at the Citadel (23 October 1935)
Once upon a time the image of a Capt. Mainwaring type as the quintessential banker would be the one that prevailed. The same for those working in the stock exchange with their motto of “my word is my bond.” Stolid,honest and acting with impeccible probity. The truth as shown by the Libor rate fixing scandal takes us back to days of Nathanial Rothschild leaning against the pillar named after him in the Stock Exchange manipulating the market with the result of the match played at Waterloo already known to him:Napoleon 0-1 Wellington. It would be possible to go on ad nauseum about recent financial scandals. Enron, Madoff, Starbucks, Cummings, Masteron, HBOS, Sur Minty, Rangers and on and on and on…
I and others have had posts deleted for making reference to an organisation which claims to be “not a secret society but a society with secrets.” It makes you wonder if even TSFM has moderators with an interest in whitewashing this avenue of interest from the blog. The ‘all seeing eye’ does not miss a lot. The next time you see a well dressed gentleman with a small black attache case containing his apron,sash and gloves dissappearing up an anonymous close in Partick beside the Tribeca cafe in Dumbarton Road rest assured. He is only going upstairs to join his mates for a wee sing song and discuss his golf swing in the temple.
Likewise for the Speculative Society. They are nothing more than an ancient debating club with a rather exclusive memberhsip list. Members prepare an essay for the meeting and over claret in the candlelight they discuss and debate it. Move along nothing to see here. And if you are not a member of the Spec. then there is always Edinburgh’s New Club.
“And, if the latest issue of Who’s Who is to be believed, no fewer than 16 of our judges are members of that dismal essay in 1960s modernism, the New Club in Princes Street, Edinburgh. Some day, someone will disentangle the strings of power and influence that radiate out from that peculiar establishment (with its own swimming pool) above the Princes Street shops.”
It may well be called the New Club but it has been on the go since 1787. Again, move along nothing to see here.
Not wishing to commit the offence of murmuring a judge I would only say that in regard to the findings of the SPL enquiry that the good Lord Nimmo Smith may have misdirected himself. I believe that is the terminology his brother judges would use if his decisions were to be appealed.
Murmuring (a judge)
The offence of publicly criticising, or “murmuring”, a judge, or for jurors to openly discuss their deliberations after they reach a verdict.
In 1900, the editor of the Birmingham Daily Argos was fined £100 by the Lord Chief Justice for describing Mr Justice Darling as an “impudent little man in horsehair”. The editor avoided a prison sentence for “personal scurrilous abuse of a judge” only because he made an abject apology.
Avoiding prosecution, but arguably offending this principle, Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, made a speech to the Society of Editors on 9 November 2008, in which he accused Mr Justice Eady of “an animus against the popular press”, and complained that the judge had given “arrogant and amoral judgments” that had created a privacy law “with a stroke of his pen”. The matter in question was the defamation judgment concerning Max Mosley the head of F1 motor sport whom it had been alleged had paid five women £2,500 to take part in acts of sexual depravity with him.
Another of the good Lord’s judgements that puzzles me is the SFA disrepute case with ‘big hauns’Charlie and the not proven verdict.
The commission, comprising Lord Nimmo Smith and two QCs, found the charges against Green “not proven” on two counts – on rule 66, “bringing the game into disrepute by calling into question the integrity of the commission”; and on rule 71, “not acting in the best interests of football by calling into question the integrity of the commission”.
In my naivity and ignorance I must confess I thought that a not proven verdict was only applicable to a criminal trial.
Under Scots law, a criminal trial may end in one of three verdicts: one of conviction (“guilty”) and two of acquittal (“not proven” and “not guilty”).
Leaving aside the trivial questions of side letters, EBT’s, players registrations and eligiblity. The revolving door with Sports Direct Stadium and the SFA. Jim’Cadettegate’ Farry and Bryson (yes the same Bryson), George Peat, the ‘heavily conflicted’ ” I’ll just leave the room and step outside, but I’ll no be long” Campbell Ogilvie et al in the corridors of power. The Men In Black with the whistle and the agenda. Dallas Snr. and ‘not proven’ Jnr., Dougie McDonald,’Eyes in the back of the Head’ Collum etc. all the way back to Tiny’Handshake’Morton and beyond lets look at the most bizzare administration in the history of the business world.
No lets not. Nothing to be seen here either.
Duff&Dufferⓒ at Axminster carpets immediately cut 300 from a workforce of 400. However at Sports Direct Stadium the same firm try to enlarge the workforce by attempting to employ Daniel Cousin. Perhaps sometime before hell freezes over we will hear from the Insolvecy Practioners Association and the result of their enquiry into the alleged conflict of interest and Lord Hodge’s thoughts on the matter. Hopefully his appointment to the Supreme Court will not distract him too much. We also await a report from the Charity Commissioners regarding the proceeds of the Legends game I believe. No doubt Strathclyde Police will soon be able to fill us in with the result of their investigation into the Wavetower takeover of that bastion of probity and fair play at 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow G51 2XD Company Number: SC004276, not to be confused with the entity that is Company No.SC425159 at the same address and is not under investigation.
When all is said and done, if anything approaching the facts and the truth ever materialises from the labyrinthian web of companies,offshore companies,nominee companies,trusts, Charlotte18, the rest of the smoke and mirrors and whatever the bold Craigie has recorded for posterity it may be not so much a tinfoil hat that is needed but a full blown lead helmet.
As well as the cast of businessmen, insolvency practioners, QCs, judges the assembled cast from the school of lies and spin that is the media in this corrupt cesspit festering in our country let us not forget the role of the politicians in this clussterfuck of an omnishambles. From the First Minister of Scotland and the other MSPs, to the local Westminster MP; from a Northern Ireland MP to the other members of the Westminster Rangers Supporters Club who have stuck an oar into these muddied waters the question must go out. WHY?
Why was the administration not conducted like any other business?
Why was it not treated like Third Lanark and allowed to die?
Why was it not treated like Airdrie or Gretna?
Why the creation of the mythical ‘conditional membership’ for the game against Brechin?
And on and on and on. (Did he ever tupe over?)
To me the answer is simple but perhaps unpalatable. Manchester,Barcelona,Newcastle etc..
The fear of the mob roaming the streets but with no target to vent their spleen on. Sur Minty ensconced in his French chateau surrounded by his vinyard. The bold Craigie flitting between Monaco, Castle Grant and the impenetrable black hole of the Carribean tax havens. The nebulous entities that comprise TicketUs and the many tentacled Octopus. All well out of harms way. Not unless that supporter, who along with his many friends that were sold down the river, was correct in his statement “that the moon would not be far enough”.
Before I take my lead laminated tinfoil hat off for the evening and seek sanctuary from the cosmic rays, neutrinos and tachyons in the safety of the Tardis; for those who do not give credence to conspiracies; two words. Jimmy Savile.
In law it takes only two people to hatch a conspiracy. Do you honestly believe that this man got away with what he did on his own? Was the BBC alone awash with gossip and wink, wink, nudge, nudge? The police were so friendly with him they had coffee mornings in his penthouse flat. You can rest assured that someone who was a guest of the Prime Minister at Chequers, hob nobbed with senior and junior royalty as well as acting as a marriage guidance counsellor to Charles and Di would have had a security file on him composed by Special Branch and MI5 thick enough to choke a horse.
But then again files have a tendency to disappear. Think back to the ShredIt vans parked outside during the reign of the Duffers. Just normal good housekeeping it was mooted. Or was it?
“This would explain one of the murkiest episodes of all in the Smith scandal: the removal by MI5, Britain’s domestic intelligence wing, of police files containing reams of documents and sworn statements from victims of the MP.
In what serving officers of the time believed was part of a sinister cover-up, these police files — ‘thick’ with allegations from boys abused by Smith — were seized by MI5 and have never been seen since.
According to Tony Robinson, an officer with Lancashire Police in the 1970s, the files disappeared after an MI5 agent told him they needed to be sent to intelligence officials in London. After being taken out of the safe at Special Branch headquarters in Preston for despatch to the capital, the files vanished.
‘I looked through Sir Cyril’s file, which was kept in a safe in our office,’ he told a newspaper last week. ‘It was full of statements from young boys alleging abuse. It had been prepared for prosecution. Written across the top of it were the words: “No further action, not in the public interest. DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions].”’
To add to the stench of a cover-up, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), having initially claimed to have ‘no knowledge’ of any police investigation, admitted this week that it had now ‘unearthed’ its own file about allegations against Smith from as long ago as the 1960s.
Simon Danczuk MP told the Mail yesterday: ‘I am absolutely convinced there was a cover-up of Smith’s abuse. The question now is why, and why are ministers refusing to answer questions about police files full of allegations of abuse that were seized by Special Branch and buried?
‘Smith set a tone in Rochdale that made people like him think they could get away with this stuff, and I’ve no doubt that he was emboldened to carry on abusing children, all the time thinking that he was above the law.
‘The daughter of a victim who’s now passed away has told us her father went to his grave angry and ashamed about Smith having abused him.’
Despite persistent inquiries by the Mail over the past fortnight, the CPS has repeatedly refused to say who took the decision not to prosecute the MP, and why. Officials have also refused to answer any questions about specific allegations against the MP, or whether they will be made public.”
At least the gullible public were not treated to the sight of the Shred-It vans sitting, as bold as brass, outside Haut de la Garrene, Bryn Esten and the Kincora Boys Home. All of which Savile denied visiting but seems to have been contradicted by photographic evidence. Perhaps MI5 could help out here.
Photographs of men abusing boys in north Wales were deliberately destroyed.
Sian Griffiths worked for Clwyd council in the inquiry office on the 1994 Jillings and 2000 Waterhouse inquiries into the abuse.
She said that photographs of abuse obtained by victim Steven Messham were ordered to be destroyed. Steven said he could see men’s faces clearly in the pictures but police officers said they could not identify them.
Asked what happened to the photographs, Griffiths said, “We were supplied with copies of court documents… there was an order made for the book of photos to be destroyed.
Asked to clarify that they had been destroyed she said, “They were. Well that’s what’s in court papers—official documents.” And asked whether those photographs could have been vital evidence she replied, “Yes.”
Griffiths added that there were people mentioned in the Waterhouse inquiry who probably got away with abuse.
The Jillings report was trashed on the insistence of Clwyd council’s insurers, which feared a wave of writs from victims. It outlined the widespread abuse of children in care.
The then newly appointed chief constable of North Wales Police refused to meet the panel or help with access to the police major-incident database.
The report says that, “We were disappointed at the apparent impossibility of obtaining a breakdown of data. We are unable to identify the overall extent of the allegations received by the police in the many witness statements which they took.”
Some 130 boxes of material handed to the police by the council were not made available to the panel. The council didn’t allow the inquiry to place a notice in the local press seeking information. “This was considered to be unacceptable to the insurers,” says the report.
According to the report, the insurers—Municipal Mutual—suggested the chair of the council’s social services committee, Malcolm King, be sacked if he spoke out.
“Draconian as it may seem, you may have to consider with the elected members whether they wish to remove him from office if he insists on having the freedom to speak,” it is quoted as saying.
Allegations covered the period 1980 to 1988, and a four-year police inquiry saw 2,600 statements taken and 300 cases sent to the Crown Prosecution Service. Eight men were charged, and six convicted. How many children were abused is not clear.”
So don’t be paranoid just invest in The Lead Laminated Tinfoil Helmet.(pat. pending)
Guaranteed to deflect all known Moonbeams and Greenbeams.
Impervious to all MSM generated smoke.
Shatters strategically placed SFA, SPL and legal mirrors.
However may not work against the sound generator used by the bold Craigie Bhoy.
But I’m working on it. Now where did I put that sonic screwdriver?
Everything Has Changed
TallBoy Poppy (@TallBoyPoppy) says:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 05:13
Update: I knew i had forgotten a small detail:
“Noble Grossart, the merchant bank chaired by Sir Angus Grossart – himself a board member of Murray International Holdings – had “acted exclusively”as advisers to Rangers in the sale of the club to Wavetower.”
Grossart’s filthy paws are all over this – but never gets a mention. Why?
That would be a rather speculative question.