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SFL Meeting – Part 3 – What Are the Members Voting On?

In which I take a closer look at the resolution before the meeting on Friday. It looks as if the SFL members are being sold a pig in a poke, except they have not even been shown the poke, never mind the pig!

A cynic would say that the resolution is designed for one purpose only – to allow “Rangers FC” into SFL1. However, even if passed, it seems to leave loose ends flapping about, as well as an almost impossible task for the three ruling bodies to reach agreement – impossible due to the time available and also the small matter of the rules and constitutions of the relevant bodies!

 

What About the Proposals Themselves?

At first sight the proposals seem designed to railroad (as it has been described) the SFL teams into admitting Sevco Scotland Ltd to SFL1.

However, I think that the notice must be read as having three separate matters on which the members can vote.

The preamble to the proposals refers to them as plural. If it mentioned “proposal” then it might be seen as one portmanteau resolution to be accepted or refused, but the reference to “proposals” suggests differently. Continue reading

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Sevco Rangers Reply to SPL Rejection + Can SPL Admit Team to SPL2 When Already Rejected?

On Wednesday the SPL members overwhelmingly defeated the motion seeking to allow the registration of the transfer of the SPL share from Rangers Football Club PLC (RFC PLC) to Sevco Scotland Ltd. Only Mr Green of Sevco, acting as proxy for RFC PLC, which he was entitled to do, voted in favour. Kilmarnock was the only member not to vote no, other than that, although as was made clear prior to the vote, and abstention and a no vote had the same effect.

I read and hear reactions from Rangers supporters mystified by the perceived “hatred” of their club. Whilst I think that in most people “hatred” is far too strong a word, a couple of reports regarding Wednesday’s meeting and reaction to it might help explain why many neutrals have little or no desire to see the football authorities assist the Ibrox team.

There are also some questions raised about the governance of football in Scotland as well, which will no doubt be ignored by the people to whom they are addressed.

I will not explore in any detail sociological or cultural reasons for this, as there are many people far better qualified to speak about it than I am, but I will simply look at the two pieces, one from Rangers.co.uk and one from the Telegraph. Continue reading

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Sevco Rangers – Promoting Football The Regan Way – Lingering Death, Social Unrest and Problems for Society

Yesterday’s vote by the SPL members not to permit transfer of the SPL share held by Rangers Football Club PLC to Sevco Scotland Ltd resulted in Stewart Regan, CEO of the SFA, giving out some remarkable and bizarre quotes. He went into full Apocalypse Now mode, and is extensively quoted in many papers, including taking up much of the back page of the Scotsman.

I have taken his quotes below from that paper, and would suggest the whole article is worth a read.

My comments are in bold beneath those of Mr Regan.

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 “Without Rangers, there is social unrest and a big problem for Scottish society. They have a huge fan base and to contemplate the situation where those fans don’t have a team to support, where those fans are effectively left without a game to follow, I just think that could lead to all sorts of issues, all sorts of problems for the game. Continue reading

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What Happens Now to the SPL and SFL re Sevco Rangers?

In which I comment on an historic day in Scottish football, and what it means for the SPL and SFL. In addition, I pose some questions for all three governing bodies in Scottish football. Answers would greatly help clarify matters, although I suspect no one will put them to Messrs Doncaster, Regan and Longmuir.

Formal confirmation was short, but no less momentous for that.

The SPL released a statement saying merely:-

“At today’s General Meeting, SPL clubs today voted overwhelmingly to reject the application from Rangers newco to join the SPL.” Continue reading

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The 4th July – D-Day or Independence Day – The SPL Vote Re Rangers Share

So today is the day. The SPL members meet at Ibrox to vote on the application by Duff & Phelps to register the transfer of the SPL share formerly owned by Rangers Football Club PLC (RFC PLC) to Sevco Scotland Ltd.

That is what, from the limited coverage of what the vote actually is, the issue for today seems to be.

As I mentioned before, I think that the present shareholder, acting through the administrators, Duff & Phelps, is eligible to vote. It will be interesting to hear if in fact Mr Green of Sevco attends the meeting as proxy for RFC PLC. This would entitle him not just to make his presentation in an effort to persuade seven other members to vote for the transfer to be completed, but to be present in the discussions throughout. Continue reading

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