Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by John Clark.

    StevieBC 13th June 2019 at 00:18

    '..Petrie's appointment is a big, huge, loud, unapologetic, GIRUY! to all Scottish football supporters.'


    I agree.

    A GIRUY from the boards of all our SPFL clubs.

    Turnbull Hutton, where is your like today in Scottish Football? God rest you, man of truth.

    Every goddamned one of  the Boards of businesses whose business is 'competitive Sport!' have put money before principle, and lies and deceit before truth.

    Even clubs that suffered financial loss on account of the cheating by SDM's Rangers of 1872 (now dead) have gone along with the absolutely unbelievable deceit and betrayal of Sporting Integrity exhibited by the SFA and the then SPL and SFL.

    And our SMSM people bought into the lies and deceit.

    Their guilt is even greater.



    John Clark Also Commented

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Having been done out of 4 days of Court by the settlement of DW's 'wee damages' claim, I shall try to attend the half-hour preliminary hearing of 

    CA132/18 Memorial Walls Ltd v The Rangers Football Club Ltd

    tomorrow at 9.00 a.m.

    and, if I'm a good boy, I might on Friday get to 

    CA86/19 David Grier v the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland

    between 10.30 and 11.00 a.m.


    Accountability via Transparency.
    easyJambo 18th June 2019 at 16:28

    '..I'm unsure that it was the Police that acted outwith their powers in this particular aspect of the case. .'


    And you are probably right, I suspect: but I was thinking principally of what DCI Robertson was alleged to have done in relation to the seizure of papers from a solicitor's office even when the solicitor explicitly declared them to be subject to legal privilege! 

    I think no warrant would ever authorise the seizure of  papers that were known to carry that privilege, and the if the seizing officer was unsure, he would surely have to check with his seniors or at the east agree to having  the papers sealed up and receipted for until the question was settled  ( which is what I think was offered by the solicitor?)

    Accountability via Transparency.
    easyJambo 18th June 2019 at 13:51

    '..the concert party plus those named as voting for the whitewash will end up holding more than 77% of the company, so will be in a position to push through any resolutions that they wish in the future. '


    Interesting, though, that

    ".. individual members of the Concert Party will not be able to increase their percentage interest in shares through or between a Rule 9 threshold without Panel consent. " see top of page 9 at


    As far as using their extra weight goes, the immediate concert party members have to work in unison as a group (unless they get the TOP's consent to do otherwise).

    Theoretically, I suppose, they could each end up having different overall objectives, fall out with each other and not agree on a line of action, each watching his own personal situation jealously?



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    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!