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Carloway and Graham Step Down from SFA/Rangers Tribunal – + Breaking – SFA Statement re Embargo

Michael Grant of the Herald reports today the two of the three members of the SFA Appellate Tribunal which confirmed the sanctions on Rangers before being overturned by the Court of Session have stepped down.

The article, which can be read in full here http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/exclusive-two-withdraw-from-appellate-tribunal-to-rule-on-rangers.18197546 includes the following extracts:-

Lord Carloway and Craig Graham, the chairman of Spartans, will be replaced if or when the SFA’s Appellate Tribunal reconvenes to consider the transfer ban again.

Herald Sport understands that Lord Carloway was unhappy that his verdict was contradicted by another judge and wrote to the SFA to inform them he would no longer be available for any future cases. Graham cannot consider the case again because of the possibility that suspending or expelling the oldco Rangers’ SFA membership (which the newco club seeks to take over) could create a vacant league place for which his own club, Spartans, could seek to apply. Graham removed himself rather than face a conflict of interest although he will remain available to the SFA for future cases.

Only former Partick Thistle chairman Allan Cowan remains of the original panel. Continue reading


Filed under Charles Green, Football, Rangers, SFA

SFL Meeting 13/7 – Part 2 – What Procedure Must the SFL Follow Re a New Member?

In which I look at the public comments by David Longmuir on the issue of new members of the SFL, and the different process being followed three months after his declaration.

In addition, I wonder if the SFL has carried out any checks on the financial stability of Sevco Scotland Ltd.

I reproduce the text of the Notice of Meeting at the foot of this post, along with the relevant Rules.

What Procedure Must the SFL Follow?

The Rules do not specify a procedure other than the basic application process mentioned therein. The Rules do not require there to be an open competition for admission. Continue reading


Filed under Charles Green, Football, Football Governance, SFA, SFL, SPL