Prior to a detailed discussion on next steps I would like to take this opportunity to thank readers for their contributions to our site in July. With vacations and other factors such as the prosaic fact that we are still languishing in the close season, addressing my debts as they fell due – keeping a shoe box over my head, with broadband – was touch and go. My faithful readers did not let me down. I cannot thank you enough.
Yesterday I announced on Twitter and our site that I was preparing to act. I contacted a Crowdfund provider and was preparing a letter to a solicitor. I was told in no uncertain terms to back down. The Orwell prize winner, who is an outspoken critic of our site, has decided to run with an unnamed consortium (probably his old chinas at the SFM) but has yet to establish what petition they can take to The Court of Session. They complain about the SFA/SPFL keeping them in the dark while acting in their own in camera silos.
I will keep my powder dry until such time as I see the Crowfunded appeal. If this is kicked into the long grass out of deference to Peter Lawwell, and he dupes them yet again, I will go into bat in September. They have one month to convince me otherwise.
I personally would not give the RTC blogger the matter out of my eye and I would contend that I have significantly more legal experience than he does. He couches all his statements in parentheses and uses ‘allegedly’ often. He disingenuously invites readers to draw their own conclusions having led them in one direction. He does not write like someone whom has had any legal training whatsoever.
However his Orwell prize evidently trumps my New Football Blog Award so we move on in the greater good. But if he crashes and burns this petition I will be excoriating in my criticism. There is only one chance here. It’s no place for plucky losers.
First of all one should be informed that no Lord Ordinary will force the SFA/SPFL to revoke any titles. A judge might arrive at the obvious conclusion that the titles Rangers won were unsound and that Rangers gained an unlawful competitive advantage but unless he orders the former directors and their compromised executives to make restitution for the pecuniary advatage that they gained through deception, then what will be the point? To embarrass the SFA/SPFL? These compromised inordinately corrupt bodies, with proven liars at the helms of both, don’t do embarrassment.
My approach would be as follows:
1. Raise a private prosecution of David Murray, Paul Murray, Dave King, Martin Bain, Alastair Johnston, Campbell Ogilvie, Messrs Dickson and Odam. The petition would allege fraud – gaining a pecuniary advantage through deception.
2. Indict Regan and Doncaster for conspiring with Gary Withey in discussions apropos a pre-pack administration to the detriment of creditors, notably HMRC.
3. Boycott all Scottish League Cup, Scottish Cup and Scottish International matches for one season. One is no longer prepared to accept their lies and Banana Republic whitewashes.
If the SFA and SPFL want to reduce Scottish Football to a sham, let’s boycott and give them a fucking sham.
4. Raise a vote of no confidence in Ann Budge and have her ousted for her part in a sham review which clearly consisted of a paper written by Gerry Money-in-Hand and a 48 hour period to consider whether it could be sold to supporters. Does Budge think the Hearts fans came down in the last shower?
If all the directors of Rangers and Rangers Lite were convicted of fraud, then Regan and Doncaster would be exposed. There will be no title stripping while these corrupt Rangers-facing bastards are at the helm.