The Incessant Sectarian Soundtrack

The incessant sectarian soundtrack, from the away stand, leaves a lot to be desired.”

The quote in italics is from an article in The Daily Record (real tax-evaders write for The Record) apropos the Partick Thistle v Rangers Lite SPFL fixture on Friday. The incessant sectarian soundtrack could also be heard at last night’s League Cup QF. If truth be told you don’t have to go away from home to hear the most vile bigots in full voice. These evil chants are as incessant as they are ubiquitous at their ‘spiritual’ home, The Sectarian Speakeasy that is Ibrox Stadium.

Not a game goes by without a lusty homage to Billy Fullerton. Mr. (I use the term loosely as he was more animal than human) had a penchant for indiscriminately attacking Catholics and those of Irish descent with clubs, razors and knives. He carried a revolver with him at all times. He was loath to miss an opportunity to shoot a Taig, which is a pejorative term analagous to a Irish N*****

Fullerton formed a Scottish chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. His racism was hard-wired. Should one wonder why this unreconstructed criminal bigot is venerated at Ibrox and even more vociferously in ‘away’ enclosure, one can but revert to former Lite director John Gilligan who defended the jaunty melody.

It bobs along nicely like a decapitated head in a Nazi concentration camp.

The Third Reich’s culture of supremacy, their mission statement of creating a master race, is alive and kicking at Ibrox. Cue The Famine Song:

I often wonder where they would have been
If we hadn’t have taken them in
Fed them and washed them
Thousands in Glasgow alone
From Ireland they came
Brought us nothing but trouble and shame
Well the famine is over
Why don’t they go home?

Now Athenry Mike was a thief
And Large John he was fully briefed
And that wee traitor from Castlemilk
Turned his back on his own
They’ve all their Papists in Rome
They have U2 and Bono
Well the famine is over
Why don’t they go home?

Now they raped and fondled their kids
That’s what those perverts from the darkside did
And they swept it under the carpet
and Large John he hid
Their evils seeds have been sown
Cause they’re not of our own
Well the famine is over
Why don’t you go home?

Now Timmy don’t take it from me
Cause if you know your history
You’ve persecuted thousands of people
In Ireland alone
You turned on the lights
Fuelled U boats by night
That’s how you repay us
It’s time to go home.”

I don’t claim to be any kind of an expert on the lyrical proclivities of the Ibrox Unterklasse, but are they having a pop at the late, great, Jock Stein? The term ‘legend’ is used more often than it should be but few in Scottish football deserve this epithet more than Jock Stein. As Bill Shankly asserted at the time of The European Cup triumph:”You’re immortal Jock.”

I ran my forensic eye over the historical reports of the appallingly aberrant behaviour of a former coach at Celtic Boys Club. However I could not find any causal link to Jock Stein.

Might I suggest The Klan are reaching to undermine an achievement that they can never better?  This must really stick in their craw. It flies in the face of their delusions of supremacy. If anyone can point me to a report on the IRA fuelling U-boats I will be duly obliged. No takers? More vile delusion?

There are laws in place in Scotland which prohibit incitement to racial hatred. This ‘song’ is unequivocally in breach of this law. So why do Police Scotland not wade in to arrest the recidivists?  I assume that their rationale for inertia is that it might incite a full-scale riot. As we saw at Hampden, the Lite fans will kick off at the slightest provocation.

How dare they taunt ‘The People.’

Graham Spiers to his credit has often taken the bigots to task in his columns. “Wading in Fenian Blood should be a proscribed mantra at all football games.

Come Saturday the Ibrox Recidivist Choir will be in full voice as Rangers host Celtic. I can exclusively reveal that Kenny Miller was sent home from training on Sunday by Primark Pedro’s assistant. He was told to take an enforced break as his body language was betraying his ridicule of ‘Banger’ Caixinha’s antiquated training methods. One would not be surprised if Primark Pedro reintroduced medicine balls.

As the world looks on our sceptred isle must we hope for an early goal by Celtic to silence The Klan? The silence was deafening the last time these teams met at Ibrox.

It is my firm conviction that the football is just an excuse for the most vile transgressions of public decency. When the drums of Marching Season stop, the bigots beat to a familiar drum at Ibrox


Two Years Of Discovery

Today is the two years anniversary of The Sitonfence Speakeasy. A site where the only agendas are the truth and righting wrongs. Injustice, in all its many guises, is anathema to me. In jj:passim Be Still My Beating Heart I highlighted organ harvesting in China. Falun Gong is a Chinese spiritual practice that combines meditation and qigong exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of truthfulness. However the truth and freedom of thought are often proscribed in China. After several weeks of demonstrations, Chinese troops entered Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, and fired on civilians. Estimates of the death toll range from several hundred to thousands. It has been estimated that as many as 10,000 people were arrested during and after the protests. Many of those arrested have never been seen again, including Tank Man, whose identity remains unknown.


The ethnic cleansing of Falun Gong practitioners, whose organs are taken by force during their incarceration, is truly scandalous. However The Chinese State Apparatus gets away with it as Chinese investment is currently propping up the American economy. Sino-American relations are seen as key to containing the ‘rogue state’ of North Korea. Is North Korea really a rogue state or has it been demonised by the media? Does it not have the right to defend its borders? The prohibition of crude oil exports to North Korea is beginning to bite, as is the embargo on North Korea’s exports. The Pentagon/CIA are drawing up plans for regime change. In the current circumstances is it not unreasonable to expect a response from North Korea even if it’s little more than thermo-nuclear sabre rattling?

The Philippines war against drugs has resulted in the extra-judicial murder of 5,000 individuals, many of whom were innocent of any crime. Crystal meth is the common name for crystal methamphetamine, a strong and highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. It’s estimated that three million are addicted to ‘ice.’

Rodrigo Duterte, the 16th and current President of the Philippines, in a televised address to the nation, asserted that he would like to massacre all of the three million drug addicts.

I have first-hand experience of poverty in the Philippines. I have been to houses with no floor covering and newspapers on the walls as makeshift wallpaper. I became involved in a charity that provided shoes to children starting primary school. Some of them had lived their lives bare of foot. The better off had flip-flops. The poverty is crushingly oppressive and overwhelming. Is it any wonder many without hope turn to a cheap blue rock that makes them feel better?

Duterte should be tackling the drug lords not the addicts. Or is he on the take from the wealthiest of their milieu? That he has done nothing to alleviate the poverty of his people is an outrage.

I digress. Many of my readers don’t appreciate when I go off piste from the main targets for my invective: the systemic cheating of Rangers and the complicity of Scottish football governance. Few however could ignore my articles on the death of Madeleine McCann, whose body will probably never be found. Her odious parents have denied their daughter the basic right of a Christian burial. Operation Ore exposed Gerry McCann as someone prepared to pay for images and videos of children being sexually tortured, including babies. He and his paedophile pal Dr. David Payne discussed how well McCann had groomed Madeleine, who was two at the time, to engage in oral sex. How McCann and his equally odious wife are allowed to solicit millions of pounds to ‘find‘ Madeleine is incomprehensible.

I backed Ched Evans when it was unpopular to do so. Matt Leslie, a former sub-editor at The Daily Record and current blogger on Hearts, was quick to castigate my support of a convicted rapist. I was convinced that he was innocent. The jury system is fallible. He spent thirty months in jail for a crime that he did not commit. A crime that was not reported to the police. A crime that the police used to further their careers. Ched was cleared of all charges. My support was vindicated.

This is very much a football blog. It was the Fans’ Choice of New Football Blog 2016 (FBA Awards). One of the reasons that this is the go-to site for many readers is my exclusives. I will select four of these from a portfolio of at least ten times this quantum:

1. David Murray paid a $1,000,000 bribe in cash to Lawrence Marlborough to acquire the latter’s equity in Rangers.

2. Dave King, via his bag man Paul Murray, paid William Stevenson £25,000 for his hacked information to undermine the former incumbents of the Rangers Lite board and to drive down the share price to facilitate their acquisition by his concert party.

3. The minutes of the interim meeting of the SPL to discuss whether to appeal the inordinately lenient fine that was recommended by the LNS Commission.

4. An insider at Woolgar Hunter revealed that three of the roofs at Ibrox stadium had fallen in to such disrepair that they had to be lifted and replaced at a cost north of £10m.

I revealed the true extent of the activities of career criminal Dave King. DCI Robertson chose to believe that King/Traynor’s leaks on Twitter (Charlotte Fakeovers) were evidence of a conspiracy. As King wanted to oust the former regime, Robertson’s pursuit of them was a godsend. Millions from state coffers were squandered on a wild goose chase. A wild goose chase that I was the first to rail against. David Murray killed Rangers. Fighting over the carcass should have been a sideshow. The intervention of a corrupt cabal of football governors made it the main event

There have been three credible death threats from those who cannot handle the truth. I now have to live my life in exile as I have been warned that should I return to Scotland my elderly and infirm parents will be assassinated. They are sitting ducks for the paramilitaries who have infiltrated The Orange Order.

Please read the preceding paragraph again. It’s chilling. Fellow FBA award winner Phil Macgiollabhain describes your humble author as ‘heroically in exile.‘ He should focus on his creative writing which according to my sources is no more than 30% accurate. If you want a Sinn Fein perspective or a theatrical night of IRA rabble-rousing, Phil’s your man. However he should not meddle in areas where he does not have any awareness of what’s really going on in my life.

I salute those who have shared this journey with me. A special mention must go to The Mensch who has been with me since the beginning. TM’s is a man hewn from a Jewish tradition who responded to my pieces on Palestine with the measure and eloquence that have become his trademark. His contributions to this site are invaluable. Sadly he too has been targeted by The Klan who threatened to gas his family.

If I have made your morning commute more bearable then I have made a difference.  If you take your JJ with your morning coffee, I hope that I have provided some respite from your travails. If you’re unwaged or infirm, never forget that I have your back and that your voice will not be muted.

The Paypal donations of my readers makes it possible. My contributors will decide whether this site celebrates a third year. I can assure you that I won’t be sitting on a fence as I enter my third year. It was always thus.

Accelerated Payments

As we have seen with the odious tax cheat and Daily Record correspondent, Barry Ferguson, HMRC armed with court cases in their favour are aggressively pursuing the tax evaders. However Ferguson, who knew that he had evaded tax on ‘cash-stuffed envelopes’ to the tune of £2.633,000, effectively put himself into administration by declaring himself bankrupt. Ferguson naturally transferred his part ownership of his gated Bothwell mansion to his wife.

Not that this will bother the Daily Record. A title where integrity has never featured in its lexicon. Ferguson – who is not the sharpest tool in his garden shed – is well advised. I await Ferguson’s Forces Day reportage with bated breath and his narrative on the abseiling bigots with poppies between their teeth. If it were not for other tax payers making up Ferguson’s end, the sectarian soldiers would not have a rope to swing on.

As the tax malfeasance of Rangers and the SFA’s complicity in their cheating is kept under wraps at the SMSM, one has to look to English titles for coverage. Ewing Grahame at The Times is worth his salt. He is a fellow traveller who knows that the SFA is a corrupt cabal of Rangers appeasers. The Guardian, where my metaphor  of ‘Continuation Jihadists’ led to a name check in a Roy Greenslade article, is also worth a read. I would steer clear of The Telegraph as Roddy Forsyth, who in many other ways is an excellent journalist and radio broadcaster, has a peculiar ‘Old Firm‘ fixation. Perhaps we should forgive Roddy as he took a bath on The Titanic. Mr. Forsyth’ equity in RFC plc is believed to be residing in a locker in the purview of Davy Jones c/o The Atlantic Shelf.

The EBT travails of the former club have not escaped the notice of The Financial Times. The FT reports that Hector is firing tax Exocets in the form of Accelerated Payment Notices( APN). The Supreme Court ruling against Rangers has put a spring in Hector’s step. The APN for tax year 2016-2017 amounted to £1.3b. However Hector’s APN  in 2017-2018, bolstered by The Supreme Court’s ruling against Rangers and against the creators of The Eclipse 35 tax scams, are anticipated to far outstrip last year’s quantum. Since the introduction of APN in 2014 Hector has raked in £4b.

What could possibly have gone wrong with an aggressive tax avoidance scheme that was created by a stunt cock? Barry Ferguson continues to scratch his head with two fingers to this day.

Essentially an APN is a weapon of mass tax evasion destruction. Hector is shooting first, asking questions later. Dominic Arnold, the head of tax Investigations at accountancy firm Moore Stephens, opined:

HMRC’s ability to demand accelerated payments remains a draconian but clearly increasing effective mechanism.”

One wonders how many more of Sir Bribe & Lie’s victims, hoodwinked by Rangers/SFA fixer Andrew Dickson, will have to join Ferguson in financial purdah?

At times like this Mr. Ferguson might seek the solace of an afternoon matinee at his local Cineworld. However as his snout was also in the Eclipse 35 trough, the escapism might be somewhat muted. Perhaps Barry will write about it in his next column in The Daily Record. Real tax-evaders read the Record,

It would bring tears to a glass eye.

The SFA – The De Facto clearing house for malfeasance at Ibrox.

Stewart Regan’s compromised SFA is implacably opposed to a review. Regan knows that the SFA was the de facto clearing house for all manner of malfeasance at Ibrox. No-one has any doubt that a revolving door existed between The Blue Room and the Sixth Floor of Hampden/ Park Gardens. This has resulted in the SFA bending to the will of one club and its bastard child.

The consensus for a review is building. If Regan continues to be the immovable object he will be subject to a vote of no confidence. This grovelling  Rangers lickspittle should play no part in the governance of any sport. Cheating on an industrial scale from 1999 – 2011 went unchecked not because the SFA were asleep at the wheel. It went unchecked because the key executives who engaged in these nefarious activities were subsequently or simultaneously employed in positions of influence at the SFA.


Regan talks about ‘Bolstering The Duty Of Good Faith’ but no-one believes that should Rangers Lite crash and burn its creditors, in the grand tradition of Ibrox, any vestige of good faith will not be sacrificed at the altar of commercial expediency.

Gordon Smith, Campbell Ogilvie and Andrew Dickson engaged in cheating, but as they reported to themselves at the SFA, they got away with it. The situation is analagous to Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs being the foreman of the jury at his own trial.

The stench of corruption and collusion is overwhelming. Rod Petrie, who wants The Augean Stables to continue to stink like a landfill site, is in the crosshairs of the Hibs support. Petrie may have the unanimous support of his board but those who ultimately pay his wages – 13,000 season tickets holders – will inexorably remove his SFA fug from Easter Road.

As one would expect, Slim Shady Traynor is galvanising support to isolate Doncaster, but if a show of hands voted for a review then Traynor is farting in a typhoon. No change there then.

No-one has to colour me surprised that the recidivist Rangers Lite support are trying desperately to hold on to their ill-gotten gains. Their delusions of supremacy are predicated on the bent titles.

They were up to their old tricks at The Energy Check stadium in Partick, singing their anthems of hatred; proposing ethnic cleansing through the medium of song as Police Scotland used their truncheons as batons to conduct their male voice choir.

They will never change. Their generational bigotry is hard-wired. Even when their team is off the pace, they don’t care. The football is just an excuse to vent their sectarian spleen.

Celtic are now five points clear of Rangers Lite. Should they prevail at Ibrox next Saturday the gap will be eight points. In the interim Lite return to Partick on Tuesday on League Cup duty. Thistle will fancy their chances. Should Primark Pedro lose both games in a six day period he will be punted. There were those who wanted his head after the humiliating 1-5 reverse at Ibrox last season, as Celtic braved the lighters, coins, pitch incursion and monkey chants to land a humiliating blow.

Celtic, with a 4-0 home win against Ross County, extended their run to 55 without defeat in domestic football. Their juggernaut looks unstoppable.

One can but hope that Peter Lawwell, backed by Dermot Desmond is also unstoppable. Celtic have accused the SFA of “a failure in transparency, accountability and leadership”.

That’s as damning as a PLC can be.

The SFA are guilty in the court of public opinion. Proving their guilt at The Court Of Session is the next logical step. I don’t just want Regan’s head. The sandcastle virtues of Bryson and Dickson must also be swept away.




The Propaganda Model

Avid readers who have followed my two years of discovery will recall an article predicated on the narratives of Naom Chomsky who is unequivocally one of the greatest philosophers of our time (jj passim: Manufacturing Consent.) His seminal books with co-author Edward S. Herman have been a tour de force in critical thought leadership. The Propaganda Model is one of the highlights of their meeting of minds.

The propaganda model for the manufacture of public consent describes four editorially distorting filters, which are applied to the reporting of news in mass communications media. The original model had a fifth filter, namely Anti-Communism. This was included as a filter in the 1988 edition of their book but Chomsky argues that this has now been replaced by The War On Terror.

1. Size, Ownership, and Profit Orientation: The dominant mass-media outlets are large companies operated for profit, and therefore they must cater to the financial interests of the owners, who are usually corporations and controlling investors. The size of a media company is a consequence of the investment capital required for the mass-communications technology required to reach a mass audience of viewers, listeners, and readers.

2. The Advertising License to Do Business: Since the majority of the revenue of major media outlets derives from advertising (not from sales or subscriptions), advertisers have acquired a “de facto licensing authority”. Media outlets are not commercially viable without the support of advertisers. News media must therefore cater to the political prejudices and economic desires of their advertisers. This has weakened the working class press, for example, and also helps explain the attrition in the number of newspapers.

3. Sourcing Mass Media News: Herman and Chomsky argue that “the large bureaucracies of the powerful subsidize the mass media, and gain special access [to the news], by their contribution to reducing the media’s costs of acquiring and producing, news. The large entities that provide this subsidy become ‘routine’ news sources and have privileged access to the gates. Non-routine sources must struggle for access, and may be ignored by the arbitrary decision of the gatekeepers.”

4. Flak and the Enforcers: “Flak” refers to negative responses to a media statement or programme (e.g. letters, , lawsuits, or legislative actions). Flak can be expensive to the media, either due to a loss of advertising revenue, or due to the costs of legal defense or defense of the outlet’s public image. Flak can be organized by powerful, private influence groups (e.g. think tanks). The prospect of eliciting flak can be a deterrent to the reporting of certain kinds of facts or opinions.

Editorial distortion is aggravated by the news media’s dependence upon private and governmental news sources. If a given newspaper, television station, magazine, etc., incurs disfavour from the sources, it is subtly excluded from access to information. Consequently, it loses readers or viewers, and ultimately, advertisers. To minimize such financial danger, news media businesses editorially distort their reporting to favour government and corporate policies in order to stay in business.”

One only has to look at The National in Scotland for an example of following the SNP party line. Those who did not follow the party line, notably The Daily Record, are suffering the consequences with sales and advertising revenue falling off a cliff.

I believe I can make a cogent case for a fifth filter:

5. The Liquidation Lie:  The Rangers Football Club Ltd must be portrayed at all times as being a continuation of a club formed in 1872. Only The Operating Company/ Holding Company, which is referred to as Oldco, is being liquidated if one adheres to the lie.

Of course the prosaic facts of the matter are that Rangers (1L), which was incorporated in 1899 and later renamed Rangers plc, was subsequently given its ultimate title of Rangers 2012 Ltd and was placed into liquidation by Lord Hodge on October 31st, 2012. Its holding company, Wavetower, is not currently subject to liquidation proceedings.

My fifth filter is prevalent at BBC Scotland. The Liquidation Lie is strong in this one. A pundit on the BBC’s coverage of yesterday evening’s Partick Thistle v Rangers Lite game opined that if Lite scored eight without reply they would go top of the table. That’s the kind of logic that Big Fat Derek Johnstone would be proud of. But then accountancy was never BFDJ’s forte. He sired six children but could only account for four. How remiss of him. In the final analysis Primark Pedro’s charges scraped a draw courtesy of Thistle being reduced to ten men.

One of the most vocal advocates of The Liquidation Lie is the Auchenhowie Squatter, Jim ‘Slim Shady‘ Traynor. Slim in the manner one might describe a squat 300 pound Bear as ‘Tiny.’ Shady should be taken literally.

Traynor’s argument for liquidation, and against it, is predicated on his paymaster. If Trinity Mirror it was RIP Rangers. When on the payroll of Charles Green it was Rangers Then, Rangers Now, Rangers Forever. If you paid him enough this dyed in the wool hard-line Janus-faced Hun would support Celtic.

At a press conference where Supergrass Lee Wallace was at the lectern, one impudent journalist had the temerity to frame a question around liquidation. Traynor intervened to espouse the lie that Rangers have never been liquidated. He did not add the caveat ‘Not Yet.’

In an interview of Ally McCoist, Traynor disingenuously claimed that he had consulted solicitors and accountants to form his Damascene belief in continuation. One can but conclude that the assertions of judges in the highest courts in Scotland – that Rangers had no legal personality and were an ephemeral concept in the minds of supporters – passed him by. Was he in a diabetic coma at the time?

Chomsky is regarded as one of the pre-eminent voices in Cognitive Science. The Cognitive Dissonance  of Traynor is on a different level. Is there a Cognitive Dissonance Anonymous group in the Glasgow area?


Peter Lawwell – The Man With The Golden Gun

I have been one of Mr. Lawwell’s fiercest critics. Mr. Lawwell is the Chief Executive of the one pre-eminent football club in Scottish football. The other, Rangers, went bust under a cloud of debt and tax evasion. For many this was karmic justice. For others a £250,000 fine, for subverting Scottish football with the modern-day equivalent of cash-stuffed envelopes, did not go nearly far enough.

The Resolution 12 Requisitioners had to go abroad to have their advert published. They cleverly chose  a Swiss daily that would have caught the eye of the denizens of Nyon. The Scottish titles, who suck the teat of the Blue Pound like an overgrown velcro-lipped infant, would not touch their advert. Sales teams, unsurprisingly, were amenable to the commission it would earn, but the editors were rightfully wary of a Klan backlash. The Daily Record is currently in The Klan crosshairs and is haemorrhaging sales.

I accused Peter Lawwell and his board of kicking Resolution 12 into the long grass. This was an injudicious comment on my part as I now know that Mr. Lawwell asserted that if the Requisitioners had a silver bullet, he would fire it.  It will be interesting to see what The Compliance Officer makes of the recent referral by the SFA. The  Resoution 12 team should pat themselves on the back for their tenacity, but the silver bullet was forged by the testimony of two former Rangers principals at the trial of Craig Whyte. I cried from the rooftops that DCI Robertson and his band of Keystone Cops were pursuing the wrong man. Sir Bribe & Lie, David Murray, plundered Rangers and HMRC (all taxpayers) for all he could get his grubby mits on. Of course it does not play well to go after a Knight of The Realm when you ultimately report to  members of The Speculative Society. A Society that has vested interests in the redevelopment of Gogarburn.

Selling houses has also corrupted the views of Stewart Milne, the SFA lickspittle of Aberdeen. In my opening paragraph I asserted that Celtic were Scotland’s only super club. However there was a time when Aberdeen were the top dogs. Who could ever forget their 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in 1983 to lift The European Cup Winners Cup. Given that many of the Rangers titles are bent and should not have been conferred to Sevco Scotland, the moral high ground should be in the purview of Aberdeen. The last Scottish club to have won a major European trophy is being undermined by the pecuniary imperatives of their Chairman. I’m hearing talk of boycotts at Scotland’s second best club. One can but hope that these whispers become a cri de cœur.

There was a time when Dundee United made all right-thinking Scotsmen proud as they played with verve on the European stage, winning hearts and minds. Recidivist thinking knuckle draggers would always condemn them for their former name, Dundee Hibernian.

Hearts are complicit with their silence. Hibs’ SFA lickspittle chairman has issued a career-limiting statement. The Hibs fans are spitting blood and may be the first to instigate boycotts.

In many ways Peter Lawwell was a swan, gliding his way through the troubles of Scottish football to build a nest that the ugly ducklings could only dream of. The swan analogy is apposite as we now find, in recently released correspondence, that Lawwell was not taking the Rangers malfeasance lying down. There was a lot going on under the surface. He was ruffling feathers in Mount Florida.

Stewart Regan in his Orange Ordure pomp. No blood was spilled in the taking of this photograph.

Stewart Regan was quick to jump on the bandwagon of Celtic’s CL Group Stage qualification at the draw in Monte Carlo, swanning around like Billy Big Baws with a champagne flute in one hand and a Cohiba in the other. Regan was basking in the reflected glory of Celtic despite doing the square root of fuck all in Celtic’s interests. It was an ideal opportunity to wax lyrical about Transparency to his fellow CL travellers, kissing the right arses in his naked bid to ascend UEFA’s greasy pole. However in his desk in Scotland he has a golden gun and numerous silver bullets and he will do everything in his power to stop Lawwell getting his hands on them.

Scottish football will never be clean until the suppurating sores that are Regan, Doncaster, Dickson, Bryson and ménage à trois Ballantyne are excised from our game. Peter Lawell may need more than a Golden Gun. He may require a silver scalpel to extricate the pus.

I unreservedly apologise to Peter Lawwell for my criticism. You are the last bastion of decency in Scottish football. I have your back.

Ferguson, Bryson & Dickson – The Gallant Pioneers of Tax Evasion.

Prior to the main explosive thrust of this article, I will pause to acknowledge that another one million hits milestone has been achieved and to add a postscript to the Celtic V PSG game.

Fifteen million hits in a period of five days shy of two years is no mean feat. This site goes where other so-called journalists fear to tread. There has been police intervention on my exclusive coverage of what became a Craig Whyte witch hunt. There has also been police intervention warning those close to me of three credible assassination plots.


When I started this blog I did not anticipate having to live in exile. Nor did I anticipate winning the Fans’ choice of  Best New Football Blog 2016. There are times when I wonder if it’s worth the sacrifices. There are times when those who make it possible, my much valued contributors, withdraw their support. It has been a struggle to keep belly from backbone and it isn’t getting any easier as I fast approach my third year of blogging.

I would also like to add a couple of lines on the Celtic v PSG game. Celtic had no answer to Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe, just as they would have no answer to Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale. Or Lionel Messi. The finest players in the world don’t ply their trade in Scotland. There have been a couple of exceptions. Henrik Larssen comes to mind at Celtic, as do the EBT All-Stars at Ibrox. Which seamlessly leads to the focus of this article.

There are those that are disheartened that my investigative work, and that of others, is not yielding tangible results. However they should be encouraged by the traction of the RTC blogger, whose Twitter site is the only one I actively follow. Today’s insights are from Barcabhoy who shines a light on the murky mendacity of RRM Sandy Bryson. Barcabhoy has elicited these details from the FTT, which the RTC blogger is revealing in stages.

The @ScottishFA were visited by HMRC regarding Rangers on June 3rd 2009

Yet they didn’t even raise a red flag.”


The odious tax-cheat Barry Ferguson, who declared himself bankrupt to continue to evade tax, received the quantum of £2,633,000 in Rangers’ unique take on stuffed brown envelopes, while only declaring £450,000 per annum.

HMRC visited Sandy Bryson’s department to establish what Dickson had provided to the SFA apropos Ferguson’s emoluments. How remiss of Dickson not to mention Barry’s £2.633m on the side.


Given that Sandy Bryson was aware of, let’s call it euphemistically a contract anomaly of almost six times Ferguson’s declared salary, and the breach of SFA Article 12.3, what did Bryson do to raise awareness of this anomaly? Did he pass it upstairs to fellow RRM Gordon Smith?  Did Smith suggest partial amnesia over a slap-up dinner at Hotel Du Vin?

One now has incontrovertible proof that Sandy Bryson has been lying through his back teeth to cover Ferguson’s EBT. Will Bryson fall on his sword?

Of course not. Dutch Uncle Stewart Regan will not cooperate with any investigation that exposes the LNS findings as a fraud and the procedures of the SFA as either inordinately negligent, or in this matter blatantly corrupt.

I have spent two years chipping away at lies. A kernel of truth is emerging at Mount Florida. A truth that should set Bryson free of any responsibility in football governance. If one lies down with dogs like Dickson, one will inexorably get fleas.