Ecojon posted this as a comment, but I think it is worth a full post, as I sit here watching the rain batter down against the windows of Paisley Sheriff Court.
Take it away Ecojon!
BOMBSHELL documents show how outraged Rangers directors accused chairman Malcolm Murray of spilling sensitive information on the club.
It would appear that the smear campaign to force Malcolm Murray out the door continues apace. What is particularly fascinating is that he is accused of ‘leaking’ by someone presumably very close to the Rangers International Board who has leaked the board minutes. A leaker leaked on the alleged leaker so to speak
But the real bombshell in the leaked minute is the involvement of the SFA in the private affairs of one of its member clubs. The Rangers board minute stated: ‘The SFA mentioned to the acting chief executive (Craig Mather) that the Rangers board situation needed addressing as the SFA understood information was leaking from the chairman’.
So how did the SFA get this info and who at the SFA authorised that it should be leaked to Craig Mather who isn’t on the Rangers Board and isn’t even a permanent members of Rangers staff as far as I am aware.
I thought Mather was meant to be a high-powered and experienced businessman and he might well be but he has displayed a certain naivety IMO in allowing confidential information, allegedly imparted to him by the SFA, to be minuted in Rangers International board minutes especially as the board in question is a laughing stock over the amount of leaks it has.
However Mather is not really of any importance and he might not even survive this gaffe. The real questions here surround the SFA and what they were up. Who gave them the info? Who spoke to Mather? Was Mather accompanied by a Rangers International board member? What did the SFA hope to achieve by releasing the info? Did the SFA want Malcolm Murray ousted? What was the SFA agenda in revealing this info?
Why did the SFA choose a total newcomer to Scotland holding a temporary position at Ibrox to be the recipient of the information. Does the SFA admit giving this info to Mather. Is it normal practice for the SFA to meddle secretly in the affairs of clubs? Was the decision to impart this information taken by the SFA or an individual within it? If by an individual was he acting with the authority of the SFA? If not will an enquiry be held into his actions?
I could go on and on but this move by the SFA goes way beyond Rangers – this smacks of behind the scenes deals and arm-twisting to suit a hidden agenda and we can’t even be sure whose agenda it is. Perhaps the SFA are acting for another party – we need a full public disclosure of what the hell the SFA has been up to here.
Players and managers are slated when frustration boils over and they make public comments which are often true but they are still disciplined by the SFA.
In this case we have been given a rare glimpse into the secret workings of the SFA in their dark and exclusive corridors of power. Nothing less than an open inquiry is acceptable here and I wonder what the MSM is going to do over this one.
Probably the usual – just walk on by with eyes averted from the scandal. This organisation truly isn’t fit for purpose and is a disgrace to Scottish football.
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