Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by upthehoops.

    The SFA are on completely safe ground if they decide to do no more about Rangers 2011 European Licence. The media certainly won't bother, and despite the huge amount of evidence available, have adopted a stance of ridicule towards Resolution 12 since its inception. Apparently not enough fans care about it, and therefore clubs appear not to care enough either. Even Celtic, who have to answer to Resolution 12, don't seem to want to push too hard. 

    I think another 'let's move on' moment is on the cards, however that will not stop legal action for fraud if that's the next step. If that is seriously under consideration and the SFA know it is, then that might, just might, be the only chance of getting it to CAS. 

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Re the VAR debate and goalkeepers coming off their line. Although the new ruling will apply in Scotland next year there will of course be no VAR. That means we can look forward to inconsistency after inconsistency from Scottish Referees, and make no mistake it will influence who wins games and trophies. 

    Accountability via Transparency.
    John Clark 18th June 2019 at 18:23


    One could be forgiven for thinking that a zealousness existed to somehow cleanse Rangers of the stench of liquidation by proving in  a criminal court that the club had simply been victims of a major fraud. How ironic that one of Scotland's best legal minds proved the innocence of the accused while at the same time deeply hurting at the fate which befell the club.

    Meanwhile a Knight of the Realm can operate an illegal tax evasion scheme for years to the benefit of Rangers, and seemingly no-one in the Police, Holyrood, Westminster, or the Scottish Media even cares.  

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Can anyone who knows about such matters explain how a Court can tell Rangers to get on with the agreement with Sports Direct as it stands, but take no action over the period they were in violation of the agreement?

    As an aside there are some on social media saying that Ashley is now about to take out an injunction against Elite Sports.

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    In Whose Interests
    Timtim 14th October 2019 at 22:03

    I notice Ross Wilson ,the new Director of football at Ibrox who was contacted 2 years ago claimed it just wasn't the right time to return but now considers the circumstances correct to sign up.


    I am sure even Wilson himself will be surprised at how big a name in football he now is, and how brilliant his track record is being portrayed by people who probably haven't even looked at it. His real surprise over the next few months though will be to find out he is actually a superior person to others in Scotland now.  He is now socially and morally superior to anyone not fortunate enough to be part of Rangers. 

    In Whose Interests
    It's been mentioned on here a few times about the SMSM being in three wise monkey mode over King's sanction by the Takeover Panel. Is this really a shock? They have given their blessing to illegal tax evasion on a huge scale from Ibrox. They could not care less that King was a convicted tax evading criminal when he arrived in the first place. They could not care less that it was admitted in a court of law that Rangers acceptance of the wee tax bill was on a date before the date they told the SFA in order to gain a European Licence in 2011. That is only some of the things they don't care less about, and they also couldn't care less that the SFA are willing to go along with it all.

    That's why it makes me laugh when they hold themselves up as guardians of the truth. Imagine being willing to overlook such large scale wrongdoing just for one 'club'. What is the point in having a media at all?

    In Whose Interests
    Allyjambo 13th October 2019 at 11:30

    I think I can state, quite certain that I won't be proved wrong, that the SFA will treat Dave King in whatever way they, the SFA, consider to be in the best interest of TRFC, without a single serious thought as to how it leaves the rest of Scottish football.


    I think you are spot on. Let's not forget how accommodating the SFA were in letting convicted tax criminal King into Scottish football in the first place, and all to help get rid of Ashley who ironically is still very much on the scene. So if the rest of the Rangers board now want rid of King, the SFA will do all they can to help. Rules won't matter, and will be bent, broken, or made up to ensure the best possible outcome for Rangers. There is already evidence that they are willing to do that, and the media will ensure a very smooth passage for whatever happens. 


    In Whose Interests
    I assume if there is a going concern warning in the next Rangers accounts neither King or any of his companies can act as a guarantor? Also, is he allowed to put his signature on them, and can the Auditors even do business with him?

    In Whose Interests
    Finance is not my game. Can anyone advise exactly on how the cold shoulder might affect Rangers? I am simply not buying this lickspittle media PR that the club is is not going to be affected when the major shareholder has been sanctioned in this way. 

    I really am sick to death of the media and the football authorities turning a blind eye to any sort of wrongdoing within Ibrox.