Comment on In Whose Interests by John Clark.

    normanbatesmumfc 8th November 2019 at 12:54

    '..The FCA have recently been rapped across the knuckles..'


    Thank you for the link, nbmfc, which I found extremely interesting-and potentially useful.

    It has given me  the email address of a non-Scotland based journalist writing for the FTAdviser to whom I may (I hope) safely relate the frustrating lack of acknowledgement by the FCA of my correspondence about the possibility that the FCA may have been in breach of their statutory duty (in a way that they technically were not in the matter of updating their Register) when they authorised the issuing of RIFC plc's IPO prospectus.

    Trouble is, I got an automatic acknowledgement of my brief email of yesterday to the FCA's 'complaints' email inbox, which gives the usual 'We will aim to respond to your email within 5 working days'. 

    So, in fairness I need to wait to see whether there is any substantial reply by next Friday that addresses the actual query! 

    ( as an aside, having said to the FCA in my most recent communication that if they did not acknowledge that communication I would refer to my MP, I realise that during the general election process I don't have an MP! In double-checking this, I came across this piece of information for those who were MPs in the last Parliament but are not re-elected:

    "If you have an office in your constituency for which you claim rent from IPSA, you will need to issue notice to your landlord on this property as soon as possible, as we will only pay rent for up to 2 months after the election."


    I wonder are new MPs told when they take up office that they should be sure not to rent premises where the landlord wants 3 months notice?)

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    In Whose Interests
    Corrupt official 12th November 2019 at 04:31 

    ',,,   In law, that was also registered into Sevco "ownership", after a long unexplained delay.   '


    I posted about this some time ago, expressing the view that Sport Scotland  seemed suddenly to realise that the legal entity to which they had given a good few quid of our money had ceased to exist except as an entity in liquidation, and therefore that thee was  no legal obligation on TRFC Ltd to pay any heed to the conditions that had been imposed.

    Hence we had that very late transfer of the 'RFC of 1872' obligations to TRFC Ltd.

    SportScotland showed themselves up as being suckers ( or succulent lamb eaters) in thrall to the 'establishment club' who for about two years had swallowed the SFA/TRFC lie that SevcoScotland?TRFC was the RFC of 1872 which had received the money.

    Some dozy people are damned lucky not to have lost their jobs over that episode, in my opinion, whether for turning a blind eye or for downright incompetence.


    In Whose Interests
    paraniodbyexperience 11th November 2019 at 15:53

    '..why the Celtic board would be involved in this. '


    Why else but to help sustain the lie that there is still a marketable 'old firm' comprising two old clubs who made their money by cashing in on politico/religious sectarianism in spite of the fact that it is recognised in the 'recordal'  SevcoScotland/TRFC is NOT the Rangers of 1872 

    Greed has caused CFC plc to sell its soul without a blush , pretty much as the SFA/SPFL sold the soul of Scottish Football integrity to a miserable wretch.

    Brother Walfrid will be turning in his grave



    In Whose Interests
    Timtim 11th November 2019 at 00:21


    I believe a certain James Spence did opt to tell the truth ,"

    Yes, indeed, and honour to the man-and also to Mark Daly and Chris McLaughlin who quite possibly have suffered for their attempts to be properly objective as sports journalists.

    The important thing is that the bulk of sports journalists and pundits try to ignore the plain truth and thus betray their partisanship and any concept of journalistic integrity. And in so doing, shame themselves .

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    bordersdon 5th September 2019 at 11:27

    '…Yes the duopoly is back!..'


    A duopoly, certainly. But a duopoly with a new club replacing the Rangers of 1872.

    Sadly, I feel it is to Celtic FC's eternal shame that  they too  put 'profit' above truth and honour.

    The failure by them to have the RES 12 issue dragged screaming and kicking into the full light of day, and their readiness to accept the 5-Way Agreement that allows a new club to masquerade as an old club and claim that forever disgraced club's sporting achievements while simultaneously disowning any of the liabilities of that forever disgraced club, marks the current Celtic Board as men of less than principle, willing to be yoked for filthy lucre's sake to what I would describe as a parcel of real bad rogues, and willing to allow the Board of the SFA to lie brazenly and avoid independent investigation.

    UK national politics has its Rees-Moggs' and Boris Johnsons. 

    Scottish Football has the equivalents.


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    Cluster One 23rd August 2019 at 07:09

    '..The wee red book 2012-2013.When they had to print the truth.'


    Ah, dear old Club 12! 

    What a panic there was at that time, that induced a bunch of small-minded 'small-to-medium business' owners to stain their consciences with a sordid lie  that makes a mockery of Sport and the concept of Sports 'governance'.

    I note today, incidentally, that the SPFL has appointed a law firm to its panel of legal advisers. It would be nice to think that Doncaster was looking for advice on how to untangle the wretched 5-Way Agreement and restore sporting honesty to Scottish Football.


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    macfurgly 22nd August 2019 at 23:37

    '..The reports in the Record and the Sun were both under the byline of James Mulholland, and were virtually identical.'


    Were they in any substantial way contradictory of anything eJ and I reported ?