Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by John Clark.

    HirsutePursuit 9th May 2019 at 23:45 

    "..Probably worth saying that, in 2012, there never was a vacancy in the SFL.

    Sevco was admitted to the SFL (and played its first game against Brechin) when Dundee was still in the SFL and Rangers was still a member of the SPL.

    Far from being a vacancy, there was an extra club in the system"

    No 'probably' about it, HP, absolutely worth saying! 

    The perversity of the men in 'football governance' who created and propagated such  a monstrously deceitful farce and dared to insult us all by such an abuse of office has stamped them indelibly for the rest of their lives (and they know it!) as really bad men, without integrity, honour or courage.

    Worse than any participants in the 'saga' who were indicted on criminal charges and had the charges dropped or were found 'not guilty'




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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Cluster One 25th May 2019 at 10:13

    '…From Phil’s latest…'


    In the interests of strictest accuracy, I have to make this observation:

    A look at Companies House records shows that: 

    28.07.14  Rangers FC Development Fund Ltd adopted new Articles of Association 

    "Article 2 –Objects of the Company

    2.1     the Company's objects are 

    a) to carry on business to promote a good cause namely the objects and activities of the Youth football programme….. etc etc

    b) any other trade or business which may seem to the company and its directors to be advantageous and to directly or indirectly enhance all or any of the business of the company.

    2.2 Notwithstanding Article 2.1 the Company's objects are unrestricted"

    These Articles appear to allow the (now) Rangers FC Youth Development Company Ltd to do what they like with the money they get via Rangers Pools Ltd! 

    The following might be of some interest.

    31.07.14   Accounts show  Net liabilities   £59,413

                                               Reserves: Deficit  on current a/c £59,413

    Auditor's report says "  ..the company's subsidiary undertaking, Rangers Lotteries Ltd …….has also confirmed to the Company that it will provide such financial support as is required …The company's financial statements therefore continue to be presented on the basis of a going concern.."

    09.07.15  The name of the Company was changed to Rangers Football Club Youth Development Company Ltd.

    31.7.15  Accounts show  Balance Sheet net liabilities  £18,923  

                                                                     Reserves deficit £18,923

    31.07.16  Accounts show: Donations received …………………….       £208,140

                                               Surplus before disbursements ………….      £199,865

                                               Disbursement to The Rangers FC Ltd…..      £161,908

                                               Surplus for financial year          …………    £37,897

    31.07.17  Accounts show   surplus £195,740

                                              disbursement to TRFC Ltd      £180,000

    31.07.18   Accounts show   surplus                                      £321,260

                                               disbursement to TRFC Ltd        £321,260

    It would seem that the money brought in to the Youth Development club goes straight into the common purse and is not in any way ring-fenced  for 'youth development'.

    An 'emotional' appeal to help  'Youth Development' possibly works better than admitting that the club hasn't all the brass it needs to fix the roof and meet all its other commitments.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    I see from this link


    that Derek Mackay was happy in 2017 to declare he had received 'hospitality' of £2400 paid for by Macklin Enterprise Partnerships Ltd [ an equity investment company] at the 'the remarks by Barak H Obama ' event organised by the [Tom] Hunter Foundation [a charity] 

    It's queer that he has  not declared the hospitality provided in France by folk connected with the sports cheat whose reckless hubris was the real cause of the death of Rangers of 1872, folk who are deeply into a huge development project in west Edinburgh.

    That may be down to the fact that lamb, succulent or otherwise, was not on the menu, and so the whole event was forgettable.

    It would not ever be because of fear that any ministerial decision he might make about how our money is spent might be thought of as having been in consequence of his having been royally wined and dined by those who were looking for our money, or planning consent and such like.

    Wash out your filthy minds, ye who read this!

    But it might be useful if Mackay would now register the fact that he had enjoyed ( no matter that lamb was not on the menu) the hospitality of persons associated with SDM.

    Just to reassure folk .

    Accountability via Transparency.
    easyJambo 24th May 2019 at 23:28

    '..From the CoS User Guide



    Good man yourself, eJ.

    I thought it would be something like that, since only one lawyer was named. 

    I had no previous note of Charles getting into the damages claim area, and couldn't rely on memory!


    Recent Comments by John Clark

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Cluster One 3rd April 2019 at 06:58

    "..New “Res 12”, website.



    Thank you for that important link, Cluster one.

    I have said before that I was not and am not one of the 'Res 12' group, but I am wholeheartedly behind them.

    The authors of this thoroughly researched and excellently drafted and presented account of what the Res12 issue is all about are to be congratulated and applauded. 

    No one reading that account could honestly assert that  there are not major questions to be asked of the behaviour of the now dead RFC , its owners and directors, and of the SFA.

    One can very well understand the anger many people feel at:

    the point blank refusal by the SFA to have the matter fully and independently investigated, and the suspicion that this raises as indicating that they fear what may emerge from an investigation

    the meek acceptance by Celtic plc that  they and their shareholders may have been cheated out of millions, and their readiness to kick a shareholders' AGM-resolution into the long grass rather than insist on a full investigation .

    And one can very well understand why a reference to the COPFS/Police Scotland seeking a police investigation into criminality is being held as a backstop.

    I am quite ready to believe that the apparent success of the dirty work involved in the granting of the UEFA licence to an unentitled club encouraged  black hearts and dishonest minds some years  later to believe, smugly, that they could get away with the utterly disgraceful 5-Way Agreement.

    Scottish Football supporters owe it to themselves to try to save Football in Scotland by getting to the truth. And a thorough reading of   https://www.res12.uk/     will convince them of that fact.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    finnmccool 2nd April 2019 at 16:49

    '…That is the problem that the SFA created when they failed to censure Gerrard over his referee comments and rescinded Morelos's red card..'


    The SFA, by cobbling up the 5-Way Agreement to accommodate cheats lost all moral authority, and has  several times been given the finger with impunity by the chairman of RIFC plc. 

    The SFA supped with the devil, and is now seen for what it has become- in  effect, a bent cop, with no moral authority over the baddies they so eagerly aided and abetted and continue to aid and abet in the deceit of the Big Lie.

    (As for BBC Scotland, I wonder whether Chris McLaughlin's recent promotion was the beginning of an attempt to appease TRFC Ltd by discreetly removing McLaughlin from the list of reporters who would be sent to Ibrox , thus giving in to TRFC ?)


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    paddy malarkey 2nd April 2019 at 16:26


    The link has this:

    "Rangers: Ryan Kent offered ban for lashing [ my bold]out at Celtic captain Scott Brown

    Rangers' Ryan Kent faces a two-game ban after being charged for shoving [ my italics]Celtic captain Scott Brown.

    Footage showed the winger, 22, lash out at Brown in the aftermath of James Forrest's late winner for the hosts at Celtic Park on Sunday."

    What kind of garbage reporting we are now getting from BBC Scotland!

    There is no way Kent's swing at Brown could be construed as a 'shove' , and it was some crass idiot of a sub-editor who let such a contradictory report leave the keyboard.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Ex Ludo 2nd April 2019 at 13:44

    '….Can anyone confirm if clubs do actually store banners? It suggests some sort of collusion and a tacit acceptance of unwelcome messages being displayed on the banners.'


    I have vague memories that Celtic FC some years ago and   for reasons of their own  (relating perhaps to a wish to exercise control of content) might  have offered to store large banners. 

    I don't know whether they actually did, or if so, whether the offer was accepted . 


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    And it all , it ALL, comes back to the deep-rooted belief that our Football Governance body is, and has been since the first false statements made to it by RFC about the remuneration paid to their superstars, and the highly questionable ( but not allowed to be investigated) granting of a UEFA licence to an unentitled club, rotten to its very core.

    A belief strengthened by the signing of the absurd 5-Way Agreement which allows a liquidated club to be resurrected while simultaneously languishing in Liquidation. 

    It is the sheer insulting nonsense of the whole approach by the SFA to the most monumental cheating ever perpetrated by a Scottish professional football club that renders that body totally unfit for purpose, and its Board members little better than towsy little self-serving grubbers ready to sell their personal integrity for a mess of pottage.

    Honest to God!