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Resolution 12: Those UEFA Letters in full, And Why All Scottish Clubs Must Act

The guys behind the issue of holding the SFA to account for their dodgy dealing of 2011-12 have now taken proceedings as far as they can.

They have, despite threats and intimidation carried the torch for those of us who wish to see football ran by competent authorities who act without fear and favour when they have to make important decisions.

They deserve all of our thanks, and all of our appreciation.

They have been ignored by the Scottish press, evidently fearful of carrying out their own duties and investigating these allegations, let alone calling into question why these allegations were made.

The media  failed us, and must not be allowed to “move on ” without being constantly reminded of this.

None of them have approached UEFA to determine the issues in question, although one or two claim to have , and indeed may have fired off the odd question, they have certainly not received the reply they claim to have, nor have they dealt with the issue at the level it deserves to be.

Compared with the vigour that any transgression of the rules of the game is pursued with down south, the Scottish mainstream media should hang their heads in shame.

Actually, they should just leave their desks, pick up their jackets and retire to the pub.

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They have proved beyond all doubt they they are not fit for purpose, and the editors who control their output, well, they are beneath contempt.

What is the point of a free press if that privilege is ignored ?

 

They have allowed the SFA to bend the rules to suit their own agenda, and that agenda benefited one club. such was the fear that Rangers ( in liquidation ) would go into liquidation that the SFA ignored the rules and put them forward for a European licence to permit them to play in Europe.

Why is this important now ?

Simply that another Ibrox entity is in dire need of funds, and whats to stop them bending the rules again at the expense of another Scottish club to help them gain entry to European competition, and the riches that lie beyond ?

On the 27 May, 2016, the Resolution 12 guys, as they have become known, sent this letter to UEFA.

Until now, its not been seen in full.

The reason its been held back, quite simply, was that a reply to an enquiry by a journalist turned out to be remarkably similar to the reply given to this letter, and despite frequent questioning, he would not divulge the list of questions he submitted that got him the reply that the resolution 12 guys received.

27may-2016letter-to-uefa

As you can see, the one word difference between the two replies, which not surprisingly was the editing of “new club/company” by removing the word “new ” in order to stop the gullibillies from realising that the money they have poured into Ibrox was not for the benefit of Rangers FC, now in liquidation.

But its their money, and if thats how they want to spend it, then thats up to them.

I couldn;t care less, and neither should you. This isn;t about Rangers, “rangers ” or whatever they want to call themselves.

This is about those who turned a blind eye to those who ran that club into the ground, and attempted to whitewash the mistakes by allowing them access to Champions League money, when at the very least, as you have seen in the letter, there were questions surrounding their eligibility.

 

The reply, in full, again which has not been seen before, although I have a sneaky suspicion, as it was forwarded to the SFA as well, that they have their full copy, just with a bit of tippex over the word “new ”

8-june-reply-from-uefa

The new club bit was just a bonus, enabling us all to see exactly how they are seen by the authorities outwith Scotland, which of course points to a wee bit of skullduggery as those within Scotland, radio, television and the print media, all follow the party line that it is the same club.

That letter to UEFA, and the reply received, should finally put all that to rest.

 

The real issue, of course, isn’t about the “new club /same club/ it was the company that did it and ran away “argument.

It’s far more important than that.

As I stated above if the fans at Ibrox want to believe its the same club, thats up to them.

what is important here is the realisation that the SFA went above and beyond the call of duty the last time they were in trouble to try to bail them out.

Can we really have any confidence that the same backs won’t be scratched or the same knobs fiddled with this time around ?

We’ve already seen the SFA bend over to admit the convicted tax crook Dave king to Scottish football.

We’ve already seen the press ignore this matter, hoping that it will all go away.

What is to stop it happening again ?

The five year nominal exclusion of directors-not that that mattered at Ibrox, as we have seen with Paul Murray and King -involved in an insolvency event is nearly up.

Whats to stop the SFA from allowing the old Rangers board from investing in new Ibrox club ? They’d be a sort of  ”  real real Rainjurrs men”

After so many bills went unpaid, and a tax scheme that is at best questionable introduced, unless action is taken now, there is a real possibility that those who sent the ibrox club to the grave, and placed a large black mark against the game in Scotland, will be allowed to pick up where they left off.

The SFA are too weak and too complain to stop them.

In fact, a subtle rule change after the old club went down means that if this club goes the same way, a third entity won’t even have to start at the bottom. They can merely pick up where the last lot left off.

Thats why every supporter of every club, including the Ibrox entity, should be emailing their club demanding support for a public enquiry at government level.

Thats why every supporter of every club should be writing to their MP demanding a public enquiry at government level.

The Celtic AGM takes place this week.

The support must demand an answer to this question.

Why did you do nothing then, and why do you continue to do nothing now ? 

 

Because we need to be reassured that the same thing cannot be allowed to happen again, and we need to know that action will be taken over thise dark deeds perpetrated back in the days that led to the liquidation of one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

 

Contact your club, contact your MP.

for reference, you can use the questions and points raised in this letter, sent by the Resolution 12 guys on the 29 September this year, in response to the 8 June reply.

29-september-2016-letter-to-uefa

The battle is only just beginning.

A battle that can only be won if the whole of the support of all the clubs in Scotland gets behind this.

So tell your friends, and tell them to tell their friends.

don’t let them get away with it, and don’t let them do it again.

We want our ball back, and we want it back now.

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe.Mac
5 years ago

Sadly after all that work that’s the end of that because Celtic will do (if you’ll pardon the PUN) sweet FA! You’ve got your Top Notch Manager you’ve got your class players you’ve got CL football, you’ve bought season tickets we’ve got you’re money The “Rangers” are back now fuck off…

Very sad state of affairs unless something is raised at AGM but sadly I think that is doomed to failure also 🙁

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Joe.Mac

Joe.mac,
This cannot be allowed to fail and if people/fans of all clubs can’t unite on this now, then they can say nothing in the future!
Everyone needs to get right fucking up for this fight, if you can’t find it in yourself to find the energy to fight them for yourself and your club, then do it for the younger generation of tims coming through!

FUCK THE SFA!

john young
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

monti when the fcuk ever has any Scottish club or supporters put their “heads above the parapet” very rarely if ever.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  john young

John Young,
It’s what people do now that matter!

buckie1967
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

What about all the so called Celtic supporting MPs can they not bring up a motion in parliament.

mike
5 years ago

How sad and disappointed i am Ralphy that it took some few supporters to bring this corruption to the surface,while the Celtic Board have done WHAT? Nothing that i am aware of,how disgusting is that?
As you rightly say,there is a Board meeting soon,as a small shareholder i have never attended before,i am sorely tempted to do so this year.
The SMSM are beyond contempt,i only wish that Fergus was around,he would have gone after them all.
Hats of to the Res. 12 bhoys,Good on you.

joe mccormack
5 years ago

If as suggested a Rangers 3 can emerge in the top division with an admin points deduction, or liquidation 2 leaving all debts and onerous contracts behind, why would every other club in Scotland not follow suit, or is that courtesy only reserved for the Govan cheats?
The sponsors would disappear like snow off a dyke and Donkey and
Regan would be surplus to requirements……………almost worth a try to get rid.

McCuttaway
5 years ago

If the current entity goes under again and the SFA allow them to reincarnate themselves once again, then this is what should happen:

If the SFA are too gutless to deal with this bullshit for a third time, then all the clubs in the Scottish game should unite together and refuse to play against whatever they reincarnate themselves as. If the chairmen of all clubs held a meeting and then held a vote as to whether they should boycott playing them and that vote was passed, then the SFA could do absolutely nothing about it, same as they did nothing in 2012.

For what its worth, I’m sure the majority of chairmen would vote against playing them in any form of competition if they were allowed to get away with it for a third time. Anybody with a shred of common sense would see through the whole facade and refuse to accept it. The SFA couldn’t exactly punish and fine every club in Scottish football for standing up against this kind of bullshit, could they?

Monti
5 years ago

I see the faces of Regan, Doncaster, Bryson, Ogilvie and the man who’s house ” is full of rangers supporters” David longmuir, to name but a few.
Take a long hard look at those faces in your minds eye…..and tell me you really don’t have the stomach to go after them!

It’s time to rise bhoys!

5 years ago

the Plc parasites helped the dead cheats why? Billy nimro smith lies and they do nothing , Tory scumbags on the ponce who pretend they put money into Celtic while taking the highest salaries and bonuses they can while the Huns cheat Celtic and Scottish football

5 years ago

What chance of justice when one of the biggest crooks liars and thiefs in Campbell ogilvie is rewarded for his years of cheating with another job with uefa

jimmybee
5 years ago

Any chance somebody can put up the letters I can’t get them to view.
Also if it’s as bad as what I think it is,why hasn’t the letters been distributed to the chairman/woman of every football club in the country. Also to Fans supporters groups,let them see what has happened,as right now, they only believe it’s a Celtic against sevco natter.
Start with a boycott of the league cup final. Don’t buy tickets,get the Aberdeen boys on board show solidarity for truth and justice.
HH

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Desi Mond(@desi)
5 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Ive updated the links, hopefully works now

charles crichton
5 years ago

Give it up bhoys. Move on. Rangers will be back in Europe next season and i’m afraid you will just need to accept it. Btw have any of you bothered to log on to the SPFL official website and look up Rangers? If you do you will see it’s still the same club. And if you bother to type Rangers UEFA into Google that will take you directly to UEFA ‘s official Rangers page where you will see they to state Rangers are the same club (unless a club founded in 2012 won the ECWC in 1972). Why not concentrate on your own club,the club that is bottom of it’s CL group and heading out of Europe. UEFA have already told you to bolt so what next..an advert in a Zambian newspaper written in Gaelic??

Monti
5 years ago

Crighton,
What time did you crawl out your sisters bed this morning?

Monti
5 years ago

Crighton,
How much did you put into the cva pot or did you think some rich person would care enough to come riding to the rescue?

schoosh71
5 years ago

Ohh the poor deluded.

mike
5 years ago

Crighton, Thanks for the laugh.

broxburnbhoy
5 years ago

Oh Charles you are quite the apologist. It does take a lot of hard work to fly in the face of all the facts all the time and you and your brethren are doing well at flying in the face of the facts. The level of delusion is Olympic standard and you know just as we do that your own leaders crashed your old club and took you all for the fools that you are and your new leaders some of whom are the same will do exactly the same to the new company and the new club and you know it. We are all pretty happy with our team and our lot and we will only get better and you know that too. You are one especially deluded individual Charles. I recommend Therapy at the nearest psychiatrist. Take your brethren too and have group therapy God knows you all need it.

D’Fhinnein Mick
5 years ago

Charles,old bean.

In the last four years,when I go home to Kilwinning,my guid Rangersmen pals and I have only discussed your club once.

That was just after Charlie and the Bhoys had taken over. My mate Richie assured me that “Charliebhoy has got yeez on the run!”

I didnae know whether to point out the Charliebhoy or the financial shenanigans,so I nipped out for a fag and a f…..g good laugh.

That is the mentality you are facing,mate. Not enough of you have ever faced the future. And why not?

Yer quite happy to turn your back on the past.

Except for your glory glory years of cheating. Makes you wonder,how long was your position at the head of the table of power the reason for your position at the head of the table of football.

It didn’t start wi Souness. Him and Murray/Holmes were only taking on the proud ownership wi undertable payments to underhand officials.

Yer history died four years ago. That it lived that long is to YOUR shame,not ours.

We won. If ye’d gone to a guid Tim school,you would know what those words mean.

portpower
5 years ago

Comforting read Ralph, thank you.

Hail Hail to the RES12 Bhoys and all involved.

“This is just the Beginning”

Charles, this is the team that you currently support within
the walls of IOUbrox.

sevco by default FC.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

🙂

Monti
5 years ago

Crighton,
Why did you and your fellow fans stand by and do nothing to save your club?
When you look in the mirror ( do huns have mirrors -ed)?
You know you are looking at someone who didn’t care enough to bother?
If liquidation isn’t the end, why did fans of Hearts and Dunfermline battle to stave it off?

Stupid huns!

ewanbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

lol your right there Monti…..the huns are stupid, they are the most thickest, deluded, ugliest creatures on earth…….and we can feel their pain haha

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  ewanbhoy

Ewanbhoy,
They are all thick as fuck m8, even huns i have had the misfortune to work with through the years have issues, it’s either a squint or a limp or simple everyday things such as personal hygiene they have real trouble with.
I blame their schools.

5 years ago

Well done to the Res 12 Guys for taking this as far as they could and keeping the Scottish public informed about how corrupt Scottish Football is.
It is my belief that the Establishment is so mind-blowingly corrupt in everything they do that they actually want everyone to know it. They actually want everyone to know what they can do with impunity and they want everyone to know that THEY – THE ESTABLISHMENT will do what they like and no one but no one will be able to stop them so why try – is their message.

The challenge is there lets take it up!

elcormaco
5 years ago

Guys like Crichton here seem to miss Ralph’s point, this isnt about new club / old club, (though its undeniably a new club) or even any iteration of Rangers per se, its about the SFA and their governance of Scottish football. They ignored a tax liability (and any argument about the bill being in dispute and so not relevevant is redundant, there is no provision for this qualification to be made) in order to facilitate Rangers attemtpt to qualify for the Champions league and so prop up the club when it was dying.
The rules were applied with fear and favour by the games governing body and they should be held to account for that.

broxburnbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  elcormaco

Exactly – in a nutshell. This is a governance and ethics issue. Those authorities charged with keeping a level playing field metaphorically and literally failed to do so and favored one club above others. Unacceptable

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  broxburnbhoy

Elco/Broxburnb,
Exactly guys, it’s about implementing the fucking rules, their own rules and the same rules for every club.
For the SFA to bend their rules for one now dead club is cheating.
They have been found out and this fight must continue!
HH

schoosh71
5 years ago

I’m no strategist, but I think to sway public opinion you’ve got to ‘strike when the irons hot’ and make the right decisions when there is momentum. The Res 12’ers lost that when ‘The Board’ cleverly divided them from the signatories they were there to represent. When the EBT’s come back as ‘evasion’ what are the odds of ‘The Board’ wanting to just move on. AGAIN. HH

Joe.Mac
5 years ago

I know on huddleboard they are trying to get people to e-mail John-Paul Taylor re this. Is it worth getting a Template e-mail (similar to the Resolution 12 letter?)

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Joe.Mac

Huddleboard?
They are the Judean peoples front…….we are the peoples front of Judea!

Blessed are the cheesemakers…
Bwian eh?

Monti
5 years ago

Crighton,
Personal hygiene is not at the forefront of a huns mindset (sic) why?
Fans of other clubs manage to wash? Well maybe not Hearts fans, but in general you know……
What is it about mouthwash and toothpaste Huns just don’t get?

connolly's chair
5 years ago

This is only my opinion,and probably not very original but,the ‘res 12’ question is only a small part of the ‘big picture’.
In 2004,when David Murray ‘returned’ as chairman of Rangers he knew then the game was up.He’d been trying to sell the club but there were no takers.Joe Lewis of ENIC,a real billionaire with real business
clout had been stung by Murray for £40m.He presided over a sham share issue which resulted in £50M of Rangers debt transferred to Murray International Holdings with the blessing of The Bank of Scotland.
None of this is news to anyone who follow this story,but after the global financial crash of 2008 the game changed.
Jim Larkin did a fabulous vBlog a few months back (sorry I can’t link to it) highlighting the ‘establishment’,and who really pulls the strings.
This ‘establishment’ was forced into action regarding Rangers and,I believe, plans were laid to save them and that would require collusion with Alex Salmond (Rangers are part of the fabric of Scottish society),the SFA with Ogilvie and Bryson in place,the police hierarchy,a retired judge with no legal authority and,most importantly,the board of directors of ALL clubs within the remit of the SFA.
Rangers were to be shoe-horned into the premier league.Why?
Stewart Regan hinted at “social unrest”.
I believe this to be at the heart of the matter.Our chairman,John Reid,former government minister,knew how to keep a secret,part of the establishment.He knew.The honorable Turnbull,he knew.They all knew.
The thought of 50000 orcs with no team to support walking the streets being goaded and laughed at is terrifying.
Nope,it’s better for everyone that are still around,whatever they want to call themselves,whatever they want to believe happened.
They’ve King running the place,what’s not to like about that?
Lets be thankful that their stupid,stupid fans continue to shun people with real wealth.
Maybe there’s truth in the story that Desmond was infuriated by the behaviour of the Rangers directors at the cup semi-final,or perhaps,as a way of making up to the fans over Res 12,he sanctioned and underwrote the spending to bring us Brendan and make a push for the Champions league.He made the proper call.No Champions league no Dembele valuations approaching £40m,no big UEFA cheques in the post.
We are in a good place.
They’re not.

Let’s keep them alive this time,it’s as funny as fuck!

mike
5 years ago

Castigating the deluded is only detracting from reality,the real question is,now that we have proof from UEFA,then what to do about it.
1 Do we beat our gums and moan about this malpractice.
2 Do we decide on a course of action.
3 Do we formulate a plan to bring this to every clubs support attention.
The Res 12 bhoys have led this fight bravely,with there persistence beats resistance campaign,aided and abetted by the bloggers like Ralph.
Do not drop the baton now,we should implement a course of action and not just sit back on our arses and hope that others will come forward.

charlie
5 years ago

great article ralph if we dont do something about this we are letting down our das and grandas cause the sfa have always cheated celtic but now we have a chance to do something about it over to you mr lawell

Rebus67
5 years ago

Let me add both my admiration and gratitude to those already offered to the Res12 guys for their efforts. It would be a shame and, possibly, an insult to them if nothing practical came out of their effort going forward. I agree that this issue has to obtain a wider bade of interest from amongst the fans of other clubs. Broadening the base is both a strengthening of the issue and also a weakness. It is a weakness because of logistics. How donwe galvanise debate/interest across all/most of the clubs in the SFA?

Let me suggest that the starting point should be the creation of a new blog for fans of all clubs to debate the issue, moving towards the creation of a petition calling on the SFA to respond to why they granted a licence when Rangers had a tax liability etc. Alternatively, an existing blog or blogs could be used to this effect. This is just the beginning of a way forward and needs developed but expressing outrage is not enough.

Thoughts?

Rebus

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

rebus the scottish football monitor blog has fans of most clubs

shiltrum
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Rebus67

There is a site that already does what you say needs to be done it’s called The Scottish Football Monitor. The very site where some if not all of the Resolution 12 guys visit to Debate the issues there will be other sites they frequent as well. They have the legal insight on that site to carry forward the Debate and set up this Petition you ask for and anyone with an input would be most welcome. Lets not forget the correspondence between the Resolution 12 guys Celtic & UEFA did cost time, effort and Money to get where to it is just now (I’m sure you already knew that). So IMHO anyone wishing to take it any further should start there.

portpower
5 years ago
Reply to  shiltrum

Shiltrum,

The Scottish Football Monitor main site is down for a
couple of days.

They`ve a tempory site on line. Click below. HH

https://scottishfootballmonitor.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/temporary-home/#comments

portpower
5 years ago
Reply to  portpower

*temporary

portpower
5 years ago
Reply to  shiltrum

Nope, scrub that Shiltrum.

Main site back up. HH

Cartvale88
5 years ago

The problem is that they are and always have been the establishment club. They were allowed to operate with massive deficits, remember the bank threatening Celtic with closure for peanuts.
These companies ran up huge overdrafts, which was common knowledge in the new millennium, at no time did the SFA voice any concerns.
What we should do is skelp them stupid every time we meet them, although personally I would not play the tribute act due to the verminous behaviour of some of the peepul.
I would love to see action taken but watching the so called establishment I doubt it.
Any ways onwards and upwards to a treble and a better stronge team after the next transfer window.

Rebus67
5 years ago

I posted something about 40 minutes ago and it has entered purgatory. Seems to happen a lot with my posts! Inam a slow typer on an ipad mini, does this affect the post being accepted?

Rebus

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Rebus,
It happens from time to time, your post will appear eventually.

Rebus67
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Hi Monti,

How are you doing? Everything good in your life?

Hope to meet you some day,

Rebus

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Rebus,
Nice of you to ask and yes it would be nice to meet you and many others on here.
Hopefully the next etims night out isn’t far off!
HH

Rebus67
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Actually may be I do not exist. I blog therefore I am!

I might be a figment of someone else’s imagination.

Got to go and do some imaginary work.

Rebus

shiltrum
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

You are slow at typing look at my reply above 😉

portpower
5 years ago

Big John ‏@Maolruadh

In the 10 years to Rangers death, Celtic fans paid in excess of £126m (average ticket) just to see our team cheated.

[…] RESOLUTION 12: THOSE UEFA LETTERS IN FULL, AND WHY ALL SCOTTISH CLUBS MUST ACT […]

Bgbhoy
5 years ago

Ooooft but

5 years ago

Everyone knows about Oldco and the Tribute Act Shenannigans,How those Cretinous Zombies can walk around with no embarrassment is Testament to just how Brass Necked they truly are!The SFA and the Scottish match officials are all worth watching.Its been going on for years and years.Every clubs fans should Boycott games when its Sevco Newco that are playing them.As long as we are all adhering Theyre getting away with it.

5 years ago

Well done to everyone involved with Res 12.It would be great if everyone took a stand in this matter,Concerning the SFA and there Cohorts regarding everything that is sooo wrong with our game.Other Clubs have been denied the right to an Equal Standing just because its the Rainjurz and Peepul of that Ilk.The establishment has long been a Dirty Bit Pussy Scab on all of us.And doing nothing is as good as saying.We dont care or we arent interested.We should do it for Decency and Everything thats meant to be Right and Just.Believe it or not,We could make a Difference.HH.Just how long has this Corruption Really Gone on for??HOW LONG IS A BOBBLE OF THREAD!!!!

5 years ago

Yep Sir Davids my Father,But Mothers been banging Dave King.Does this make Dave King my Daddy,Noooo.Merely just a Tribute Act.Mummy stated Mr King is just a Glib and Shameless Liar.But every Supporter of Sevco can rest assured and trust King whole heartedly.He only plead guilty to over 40 charges of tax evasion money laundering etc.It was only the Brothers at the SFA that past him Fit n Priper to Run a Corrupt Club,Pretty Well Matched

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