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.