I note an article by Keith Jackson where he goes out of his way not to name the CFC players he accuses of being party to HSBC’s Film Production Tax Efficiency Scheme. I have heard suggestions that Neil Lennon may have invested some funds in this manner. So should we be considering the relative merits of a Rangers EBT all-star eleven versus the Cine Celts?
For the EBT All-Stars team I have a squad of 80 to choose from. I would select Klos in goal, partner Cuellar and De Boer in central defence, with Craig Moore and Alan Hutton making my four in defence. In midfield I would choose Arteta and Amoruso, with Peter Lovenkrands on one flank and Claudio Canniggia on the other. Up front I would plump for Michael Mols and Nacho Novo. On the bench would be Barry Ferguson, Kris Boyd, Sasa Papac, Dada Prso, Alex Rae, Andre Kanchelskis and Tore Andre Flo.
To coach the All-Stars I have a choice of Graeme Souness, Walter Smith, Dick Advocaat, Alex McLeish or Paul Le Guen.
For the Cine Celts I would only select those who had not paid their PAYE and NI contributions as is the case with the All-Stars. I initially selected Juninho but I understand that CFC paid his EBT taxes in full. As for Neil Lennon, what he does with his nett pay is his lookout as long as he pays his PAYE and NI in full.
The game ended in a 3-0 walkover for the EBT All-Stars. The Referee, Keith Whitaboutery, reported the Cine Celts to the SFA.