Going For The One
Last week an issue was raised which could not be answered at the time, but after obtaining permission from Res12 shareholders, the issue of any official recognition of 55 titles on Rangers winning this year’s title which is contained in the following post has had a response.
The 55 Titles Nonsense,
The biggest threat to Celtic is its adherence to Old Firmism which is a business model that requires both the blue and green halves to be relatively equal so as to sustain the bigot pound at the expense of the club’s European ambitions. Even if the club does bring in a quality manager to replace Lennon, nothing much will change as long as it remains shackled to the new huns. When all the 55 titles nonsense kicks off, it gives the club an opportunity to break with Old Firmism by unequivocally challenging the Big Lie and putting the record straight that they are a new club and this is their first title. They could also inform all the news outlets that the Old Firm is dead and they should desist from including Celtic FC in that term. Furthermore, if they insist in doing that then the club will refuse to have any further dealings with them which includes denying them all access to players, management team and Celtic Park. It would also be a good time to re-visit Res11/12 and the sham Lord Nimmo Smith enquiry and the 8 or 9 titles the old huns won when they were using EBTs. If the board seriously wants to get its supporter base back onside, it really has to ditch the new huns and stand up for the club first and foremost. The alternative is to say nothing which would mean a return to the stands of shame, only this time, it will include all the more of the top tiers.
No doubt Celtic will be asked for their view on the recognition of the total titles won by Rangers FC Ltd (Company Number 42519) in their short history from 2012 , or will it be Rangers International Football Club PLC’s titles (Company Number 437060 ) won in their short history or both?
Will Celtic and the football authorities recognise additions to any titles won from 2012 by Rangers FC Ltd or RIFC PLC by those won by Rangers FC PLC, a club incorporated as a limited company on 27 May 1899, becoming Rangers FC PLC, a public limited company in March 1982 until it ceased to be a SPL club in July 2012 (all the time from 1899 under company number 04276) when its membership of the SFA was given to Sevco Scotland subsequently quickly and spookily renamed The Rangers FC Ltd the same as it was incorporated in 1899.
The chances of getting a straight answer are unlikely but Celtic might pass the buck to the SPFL or The SFA.
In doing so Celtic might remind the SFA that they hold a copy of the same letter Celtic do from Andre Traverso Head of Club Licensing dated 8 June 2016 (which can be seen in full at
) when, unprompted by the questions put to him by the law firm acting on Celtic’s behalf about UEFA Licencing in 2011, he responded in the penultimate para,
“ To sum up, as a consequence of decisions taken in 2012 as well as the administration and the events/measures that followed (including the new club/company being ineligible to apply for a licence to participate in UEFA competitions for three seasons) there is clearly no need for UEFA to investigate this matter any further since the club was not granted a licence to participate in the 2013/14 UEFA Club competitions, the new club/company entered* the fourth tier of Scottish football and it was not able to play in UEFA competitions for the next three years in any event.”
Celtic might want to use the Traverso letter to obtain clarity from the SFA on their stance and that of the SPFL vis a vis UEFA, whilst asking the SFA why they never corrected the version of the above para by Traverso published by STV at end June 2016 when the reference to the new club/company was removed. The SFA did have a copy of the same letter after all.
Having provided their approval shareholders who were responsible for the unexpected reply from UEFA in 2016 would have no objection to Celtic using the Traverso letter to obtain clarity from the SFA on their stance and that of the SPFL on the issue.
Readers are free to put their views to Celtic directly or via SLO as the underlying issue of the damage such official recognition will do short and long term to the integrity of Scottish football and so Celtic as a member club, makes it a matter that is in Celtic’s best interest to address.
Above article from Sentinel Celts