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!

    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    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.


    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    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.

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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!


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Some Charles Green business today, it seems.



     Friday 24th May

    A54/19 Mr Charles Alexander Green AG (1) The Chief Constable of Police Scotland and others.

    Jones Whyte Law


    No indication of the nature of the business, but it looks as though it was a routine kind of thing, perhaps not requiring counsel's presence, or submissions, or whatever.

    I must really find out what these various entries in the 'rolls' mean!






    Accountability via Transparency.
    RMcGeddawn 24th May 2019 at 13:56 

    '…Again this will be described as the cost of  good night out.'


    How many people must have signed that  'x-Way agreement'? 

    The worlds of 'big biz' and politics have nothing to learn from little piddly sports governance bodies when it comes to keeping certain things undisclosed.