Comment on JPP: Perverting Justice? by John Clark.
Darkbeforedawn 14th October 2018 at 20:01
'…The mess Murray has made to Rangers and Scottish Football as a whole will never be forgotten or forgiven. There have been a number of crooks and charlatans in the game recent years who have hurt my club, but none as bad as Murray. Everything negative in the last 10 years has stemmed from his ego. '
Credit to you,Dbd, for that obviously sincere post.
I have to fault it in two respects, though, or I myself would not be sincere:
first , your use of " ..By the time we were back [ my italics]in the top league"
and secondly, your omission of the culpability of the SFA in either being complicit in, or wholly negligent in their duties in allowing, SDM's master plan of deceit to get as far as it did, and in being the creator and propagator-in-chief of the Big Lie.
The SFA had the means and authority and the duty to keep Scottish Football clean by dealing with SDM's /CW's Rangers in the same way they dealt with every other club that has gone bust: namely, publicly recognised it was bust, endingof 140 years of history and causing the cessation of any ability to participate in Scottish Football and add to its treasury of titles and honours.
If the SFA had done what they ought to have done, TRFC Ltd would now be a six-year-old club with a respected, undeniably earned, place in the top part of the SPFL.
(The problems associated with King and Co would be more or less 'internal' and not really of much more ,or less, interest to the general run of Scottish football supporters than the internal problems of any other club.)
Sadly,the SFA Board did not have people of Integrity enough to put the Integrity of Sport above their personal hysteria and panic and God knows what else emotional state.
There is still time for the SFA and the SPFL to do the right thing, the proper thing: announce that TRFC Ltd is NOT to be recognised by the public or Press as being the old Rangers, or as having a sporting history older than 6 years, and ensure that the record books reflect that position.
All would then be sweetness and light and forgiveness, as Truth would be is restored, and we would have meaningful sporting competition back again.
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Incidentally, I got a text from Oz at 3.15 a.m this morning warning me of a scam email doing the rounds, saying it has 'two tickets' for the next Scotland home game. DO NOT OPEN, is the warning: because it does contain two tickets for the next home game!
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Auldheid 15th October 2018 at 00:46
'…Had Karma not intervened …. no one would have been any the wiser'
Karma's intervention certainly frustrated the overall aim of those people which was to pay their debts with monies to which they were not entitled and which they obtained (it is alleged) by deceit and conspiracy to defraud.
Given that there is a strong prima facie case against both the SFA Licensing Committee and RFC 2012 plc( formerly known as Rangers Football Club plc) (IL), I suggest that Celtic plc now has a duty to its shareholders ,and indeed to the public at large, to ask the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to institute a criminal investigation.
It may be no common law or statutory crime to cheat at 'games': it certainly is a crime to swipe some millions of pounds by dishonesty.
If, as should surely happen, the Res 12 issue is on the agenda for the Celtic plc AGM next month (is it?), and debated, I expect that the overwhelming majority of those attending will , after debate (which, I submit, the Chair will have to allow) call for a report to the COPFS to be made.
And I further submit that the 'big' holders of vote-carrying shares better not think of dodging the column and voting against such reference to the COPFS. The seriously founded allegation that Celtic plc has been the victim of crime MUST be investigated, and it would not be for the majority shareholders to shrug their shoulders and say that they do not wish to get involved.
Their failure to engage first time round in 2013 solved nothing: the sport stinks, its governance stinks, and the longer term future of every club will be affected if action to return to integrity is not taken.
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RyanGosling 14th October 2018 at 12:29
'…everyone I know sees quite clearly how he is the author of Range rs downfall. '
I wouldn't , because I couldn't, argue with you about your personal knowledge of individual supporters of the present 'Rangers', but I think there would be general consensus that neither the SMSM nor the mouthpieces of the 'support' have excoriated Murray as much , even, as the hapless, incompetent, McLeish is being excoriated for being simply hapless and incompetent.[ Some remember that McLeish deserves censure for buying into and profiting (short term) from the EBT business, but most of the present criticism is relted to current performance as National team manager]
Murray deserves to have his name expunged from Scottish Football , written out of history. except as object lesson in sports cheating.
Recent Comments by John Clark
Leaving aside the particulars of the case , what is one to make of the criticisms of the legal teams, other than that as lawyers they seem to fall far short of acceptable standard in allowing their witnesses to waffle into discussing what the parties had intended their contracts to mean, when ,it seems that any first year law student by opening a text book could find that it is accepted law that “… The law excludes from the admissible background the previous negotiations of the parties and their declarations of subjective intent …”
from the 'judgment' of Mr Persey QC:
"46. I have already referred to the extensive references to the parties’ subjective intentions and arguments on construction in the witness statements. The witnesses should not have entered into the arena in this way. Nor should their legal teams have allowed them to do so. Much of the argument in Rangers’ skeleton argument refers to and relies upon this inadmissible evidence and argument. "
So not only was there one lawyer who actually lied, there were others whose knowledge of Contract Law seems to be not much more extensive than yours or mine! Or lawyers who do not adequately master their briefs and bone up on ALL the relevant, established law.
A poor reflection on the English legal profession.
Allyjambo 23rd July 2019 at 13:14
'…Isn't that the usual function of an SFA official?'
And provided to TRFC Ltd free!!
Finloch 23rd July 2019 at 08:55
"…..Donalda your historic and current BBC silence is deafening and inexcusable"
Finloch, absolutely true!
Donalda may have used up all her business skills ,intellectual powers , diplomatic and personal gifts in breaking through the 'glass ceiling ' and has opted for the quiet life.
Or maybe she is as unfit for the job as her predecessor in office and as our SFA Board members are for their jobs, and simply does what she's telt by those she's afraid to face up to.
Bogs Dollox 23rd July 2019 at 00:20
'…In what way is it possible for the same legal entity to sell assets and the business to itself if it is in liquidation? Mental.'
Ha ha, BD: two minds with but a single thought!
Timtim 22nd July 2019 at 19:51
'…..It's not looking good is it ? '
The very second that the SFA publicly apologises for the Big Lie, and agree to deny TRFC any claim to the honours and titles of RFC of 1872, and record in the official record of Scottish Football the horrendous cheating of SDM's Rangers and the blight that that odious person inflicted on Scottish Football- that will be the very second when I would be ready to wish TRFC well( well, if King were removed)
I simply could not be arsed with another sodding Administration, Liquidation, 5-feckin-way agreement and continuing rottenness in Scottish Football.