UPTHEHOOPSAUGUST 23, 2017 at 19:25 Point 1 goes to Sandy Bryson’s evidence. – The Scottish Football Monitor

UPTHEHOOPSAUGUST 23, 2017 at 19:25 Point 1 goes to Sandy Bryson’s evidence. …

Comment on On Grounds for Judicial Review by wottpi.

UPTHEHOOPSAUGUST 23, 2017 at 19:25

Point 1 goes to Sandy Bryson’s evidence. When it was stated that Sandy Bryson interpreted registration rules in a way that came as a surprise to most in Scottish Football, McKenzie commented – “It was an interpretation that came as a surprise to me too.”

But even when given the opportunity to challenge it he meekly accepted the construction – which of course is just a lot of bollocks. 

[86] Evidence was given by Alexander Bryson, Head of Registrations at the SFA, whodescribed the registration process. During the course of his evidence he explained that, once aplayer had been registered with the SFA, he remained registered unless and until his registrationwas revoked. Accordingly, even if there had been a breach of the SFA registration procedures,such as a breach of SFA Article 12.3, the registration of a player was not treated as being invalidfrom the outset, and stood unless and until it was revoked.
[87] Mr McKenzie explained to us that SPL Rule D1.13 had hitherto been understood to meanthat if, at the time of registration, a document was not lodged as required, the consequence wasthat a condition of registration was broken and the player automatically became ineligible to playin terms of SPL Rule D1.11. He accepted however that there was scope for a differentconstruction of the rule, to the effect that, as the lodging of the document in question was acondition of registration, the registration of the player would be liable to revocation, with theconsequence that the player would thereafter become ineligible to play. He accepted that noprovision of the Rules enabled the Board of the SPL retrospectively to terminate the registrationof the player. It became apparent from his submissions that Mr McKenzie was not pressing for afinding that Issue 3(c), together with the concluding words of Issue 3(b), had been proved.[88] In our opinion, this was a correct decision by Mr McKenzie. There is every reason whythe rules of the SFA and the SPL relating to registration should be construed and appliedconsistently with each other. Mr Bryson’s evidence about the position of the SFA in this regardwas clear. In our view, the Rules of the SPL, which admit of a construction consistent with thoseof the SFA, should be given that construction. All parties concerned – clubs, players andfootballing authorities – should be able to proceed on the faith of an official register. This meansthat a player’s registration should generally be treated as standing unless and until revoked.

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ALLYJAMBOAUGUST 30, 2017 at 15:27

The question should be why are T’Rangers interested in Jamie Walker in the first place, regardless of the price?

He was blowing a bit hot and cold last season and has since gone off the boil along with showing a questionable attitude.

Pedro let go two similar type players in McKay (£6m valuation) and O’Halloran and by all accounts he seems to want to replace them with Walker.

The addition of Jack, Dorrans, Alves and the other new lads don’t make T’Rangers look any better than they were last year. I don’t see the addition of Walker making much difference to their squad.

Its become a big blue squirrel of a story.

I did however say some time back that T’Rangers would resort to type by attempting to weaken the opposition by trying to buy and unsettle players of those around them. The MSM are of course only too keen to help. 

People down Tynie may have issues with Levein but on this issue I am hoping his stubborness and GTF attitude to T’Rangers is seen as a key asset to the club.

Unless a decent amount of smakeroonies are offered in cash and up front, Walker can wait for the time he can sign a pre-contract  and sit the season on the U20’s bench for all I care.


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I know earlier I was moaning about Strachan not picking Scots based players but just realised he has Steven Whittaker in his squad.

Just watch how slow and ineffective he was at Hamilton’s third goal at the weekend. Not saying the goal wouldn’t have been scored given Hamiltons movement and passing but watch how slow and lumbering SW is when tracking back and not putting in any effort when the ball was played through the gap by Docherty.

Another player that should now be giving way to younger players at International level to prepare for the future.

Fair play to him as I am sure SW will turn up and do what he can for the cause but it is the manager’s at fault for his excessive loyalty to auld timers and under performers.


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UPTHEHOOPSAUGUST 21, 2017 at 18:51

Wasn’t sure who it was talking but then caught on it was Darryl. Seems to have spent the last ten minutes talking up the English Championship and talking down the Scottish domestic game.

True to form for someone who has worked in the SFA. No imagination, no innovation, no encouragement, no vision on how to improve things.

The championship is apparently competitive so that justifies Strachan picking guys who are dodgy at best and sometimes not even getting a regular game.

Wondering, with the exception of Darren Fletcher, when he can recall the national team players from the lower EPL and Championship ever playing in Europe but Aberdeen guys like Shinnie continually get overlooked.

As Tom English rightly asked, when exactly did the likes of Barry Bannan last do anything memorable in a Scottish jersey that justifies continual selection?


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To Comply or not to Comply ?
If I recall correctly when accusations have been made, or actions sought, against Rangers/T’Rangers the mantra from the SMSM and the Blue Room has been that no-one has an appetite for the fight or that only one or two trouble makers are stirring things up, so can the rest of us not just accept the situation and ‘Move On’.

Why therefore is there an apparent desire to continue the hounding of Maclennan when no-one else in the game has any any problems with his appointment?

Like having a go at referees, all decent fans want is a bit on consistency.

Therefore you either shut the feck up when told  or you accept the right for people to dig deep and continue digging, across a number of issues, until we get an answer as to where potential corruption and wrong doing occurs.


To Comply or not to Comply ?
If I recall correctly a previous SPL chairman held that position while also being the CEO of a major bookmakers.

A business that makes some of its monies from the outcome of football matches.

One could easily say there was a ‘potential’ conflict of interest with someone holding power within the footballing authorities and the gambling industry at the same time.

Similarly the same period saw the rise in the involvement of the gambling industry within football as a whole. Was this purely coincidental or a ploy by the gambling industry as a whole  to have key placement in positions of power within football to help open doors?

Indeed, a certain bookmaker sponsored the SFA’s Scottish Cup, so well done to them,  but would they have had equal or lesser opportunity to provide sponsorship and gain from the marketing and publicity aspects had certain people not been in the same office building. 

The above is of course conspiracy nonsense but if folks are arguing ‘conflict of interest’ means ‘conflict of interest’ then I am sure we could all rack our brains to come up with some guff that the Gullibillies and squirrel catchers will swallow. 


To Comply or not to Comply ?
In one corner we have Mike Ashley a successful billionaire business man who will have a team who deals with rights and retails contracts on a daily basis.

My guess is he wins more court cases, including the more important ones, than he losses.

In the other corner we have a magnificently coiffured accountant with varying success in business and a convicted tax dodger who doesn’t seem to do overly well in important court cases against him.

I know who Paddy Power would be offering the longer odds on.

Regardless of how this one pans out it is yet another cock up in terms of the operations of the Blue Room. 

Maybe the club from Ibrox are under more scrutiny but can there be another club in Scotland where the admin and legal operations appear to be a total shambles?

They are either really desperate or completely incompetent.

Given the squirrels  being launched regarding Murdoch MacLennan would anyone really trust the opinions of the Ibrox board in relation to corporate governance or, lord forbid, them proposing an alternative SPFL chairman?

I admire individuality and the right to be different as much as the next person  but can anyone really say that being so out of step with others and reality, in so many areas, is really that healthy? 


To Comply or not to Comply ?
A coloured top is just a coloured top in the same way the ”N’ word is just a jumble of letters from the alphabet.
When used by certain people in certain ways it just puts us all backwards to the centuries of old.
Some people down Ibrox way are still stuck in the past and willing to exploit others of a like mind as it really is all they have left.
No vision, no dignity, no scruples, no future.


To Comply or not to Comply ?
While we continue to argue about the fine details of when tax bills are overdue payables is it not the case that the failure of Scottish football, as a whole for the last 20 years,  is being played out before our eyes.
With Uruguay already through, the ongoing game between Croatia and Denmark will provide another  last 8 team from a country whose population is smaller or equal to ours.


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