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.