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A Cunning Plan…Same As The Last Cunning Plan

Timposter looks at the 26 June upcoming JPDT where the SFA will investigate the SFA, like they did once before…

Well I never thought I’d see the day when the SFA would decide to adopt a more progressive foreign approach to footballing matters.

It would appear they have gone all French.

They have looked around and found an impeccable plan that has worked previously.

A plan that cannot be questioned.

A plan that guarantees success.

A plan that all the clubs cannot question.

A plan that has worked before and will work again.

A plan that cannot fail.

You might even call it a Blueprint. Let me spell it out to you, no translation from the French needed.

LNS

What’s that I hear you ask?

What’s this got to do with the French?

Deja vu mes amies.

Now let’s just flesh this out for you.

The Disciplinary Process is in operation.

The CO has thoroughly investigated and decided the appropriate charges to be brought and the tribunal will decide if there is enough evidence to support the charges.

Articles of Association and Disciplinary Rule allegedly breached:

Charge One Article 5(2) of Scottish FA Articles of Association 2010-11 5.

All members shall:-  be subject to and shall comply with the Articles and any statutes, regulations, directives, codes, decisions and International Match Calendar promulgated by the Board or by a Standing Committee, committee or sub-committee thereof, or by FIFA or UEFA or by the Court of Arbitration for Sport;

Article 5.1 (a)(2) of Scottish FA Articles of Association 2010-11

Each member shall procure that its officials and its players:- Observe, submit to and comply with the Articles and the statutes, regulations, directives, codes, decisions and International Match Calendar promulgated by

(a) the Board or by any Standing Committee, committee sub-committee thereof, or

(b) by FIFA or (c) by UEFA or (d) by the Court of Arbitration for Sport; Charge Two Disciplinary Rule 1 (Scottish FA Judicial Panel Protocol 2011-12) Disciplinary Rule 2 (Scottish FA Judicial Panel Protocol 2011-12)

Rule 1 All members shall:-

(a) observe the principles of loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship in accordance with the rules of fair play;

(b) be subject to and comply with the articles and any statutes, regulations, directives, codes, decisions and International Match Calendar promulgated by the Board, the Professional Game Board, the Non-Professional Game Board, the Judicial Panel Protocol, a committee or sub-committee, FIFA, UEFA or the Court of Arbitration for Sport;

(f) behave towards the Scottish FA and other members with the utmost good faith.

Rule 2 Each member shall procure that its officials, its team officials and its players act in accordance with Rule 1.

So we await the judgements on the 2 Notice of Complaints which were raised as a result of the Compliance Officers Report which will be heard on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

All is well with the world of Football in Scotland.

Or is it ?

The widely held view on these charges are a result of the SFA’s granting of which was the subject of ‘Resolution 12’ to Celtic plc’s 2013 AGM.

But wait a minute. Resolution 12 was actually about the Role of the SFA in licensing dead RFC, “review and investigate the SFA’s implementation of UEFA & SFA license compliance requirements, with regard to qualification, administration and granting of licenses to compete in football competitions under both SFA and UEFA jurisdiction, since the implementation of the Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations of 2010.”

We can’t comment until due process has been carried.

We will soon find out the answer to this.

Or will we ?

Let’s just have a look at the evidence in the CO Report to see why not.

Oh wait a minute. We are not allowed to see the CO Report.

Wonder why not ?

So no evidence of any kind of what, when and who knew about the granting of this by the SFA.

How did that LNS turn out ?

A process that was predefined by the SFA, where beforehand we didn’t see any evidence that resulted in a whitewash.

Sound familiar?

Deja vu mes amies.

Deja vu.