Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?


HirsutePursuit says: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 11:47 ================================= If I remember correctly …

Comment on Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show? by Agrajag.

HirsutePursuit says:
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 11:47


If I remember correctly they registered players during a UEFA registration ban.

They then played those player, having gone to the Swiss civil Courts to effectively “overturn” the ban.

UEFA subsequently ejected them from the Europa League.

I would have to check though, just from memory.

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Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
HirsutePursuit says:
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 12:07


I don’t have what would be described as a definitive answer. However in my view if the home association were to rule that a player was not properly registered then I don’t see how they could be ineligible for domestic competition but also eligible for European competition.

The one presupposes the other surely. That in order for a player to be available to a team representing a home association, then that player must firstly be registered to play in that country.

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However I do take the point, if it was ruled that they had ineligible players in Scotland would that also mean they were also ineligible for European competition.

In my view yes. If they are improperly registered in Scotland, then how can they be eligible to play in European competition, as part of a team representing Scottish football. That makes no sense to me. can they play in European competitions if they are not properly registered with one of the home associations.

Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
paulmac2 says:
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 11:25


The other issue they need to bear in mind…it would have made those same players ineligable for European games…and that may or may not draw in UEFA…


Absolutely, and whilst UEFA make a huge play of not getting involved in purely domestic footballing matters that would make it a Europe wide issue and very much within their remit.

It is entirely possible that they will await the action of the home association, and if satisfied with that do nothing else. If however Rangers are found guilty of fielding ineligible players, but receive a figurative slap on the wrist then other clubs may well complain to UEFA.

Once again I cite Sion as an example. I believe the ineligible players they fielded in the Europa cup led to them being ejected from that tournament, after having played in it and qualified. If memory serves the results in the games were amended to a 3-0 loss.

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