Published on Friday 1st June, 2012 by Celtic Trust
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Iím not sure if at the end of the day it takes us any further forward in understanding if failure to obtain a licence would stop a Newco playing in the SPL, but keen to read otherís views.
It confirms that a Newco have little or no chance of playing in Europe (para 4) but we already know that.
It is the response to paras 8 and 9 that does not answer the question could a Newco without any licence play in the SPL. Regan plays pass the parcel (as the SFA did on the two contracts issue) and this avoidance of responsibility must be nailed down at some point in the future.
Having said that (and not having refreshed my memory on the SPL rules which are much the same) it would appear the SPL could stop Rangers playing for failing to meet licencing criteria (but will not) and The SFA would do SFA if the SPL made such a decision.
What is the point of governors who do not govern, rules with no teeth?
This is a major governance issue that is emerging as the game stumbles from one crisis to another falling between the two stools of the SFA and SPL and no one taking charge and it is something that all Supporters Trusts might want to take up with the SFA?
Guys, I came on your article through News Now. I'm from south of the border and have no allegiances - ethnic, religious, political - to any team in Scotland so I hope that you take this as completely unbiased (but interested) viewpoint.The more I see and hear about this whole administation / newco situation, the more I'm convinced that a team called Rangers will start next season in the SPL - and without any further sanctions beyond the European ban. If and when that happens it will mark the beginning of the end for Scottish domestic football. God knows the EPL has got more than its share of issues (all money related of course) - but for Rangers to walk away from this unscathed and debt-free will put the SPL and SFA on the same footing as a banana republic. Good luck in making the authorities feel uncomfortable but I think we all know how things will end. Cheers
apart from the present situation in Scottish football, does anyone know if the powers of SFA extend beyond their present remit to include further sanctions of a SPL member club who has illegally phone hacked another member club of the SPL , to gain unfair advantage in transfer deals in the last 14 years
Will be worth watching and seeing if they stick to the rules, especially the 3 years audited accounts!
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