There's no way he will resign - paid a fortune for doing hee haw except what he's told to do. And no doubt MacLennan, who is on record as a Rangers hater, will do all he can to protect Doncaster. As much as we might want it to happen, this cretin won't be going anywhere soon.If they want to draw a line under the matter, he shouldnt survive this.
Resign or be sacked should be the only option on the table at Thursdays SPFL board meeting with him.
I still cant shake the thought , that Lawwell has orchestrated this whole episode to unseat Doncaster and let him get his own choice in place (i know you could argue Doncaster is lawwells puppet) but if Doncaster has to resign , his replacement will most definetly be a choosen man , probably already working close at hand and being well prepared - only my opinion
I think his name should not be The Fat Jap, but a more appropriate one - like The Other Fat Korean, there are many similarities other than appearance. I just hope he doesn't have any ICBMs, although his pals in the Green Brigade might be able to help him there.its all going quite badly for the donkey............i just hope there is something highlighted here in regards to the fat Japs influence......but i wont hold my breath
I gave him the benefit of the doubt regarding demotion, and that the financial consequences of putting Rangers outside the SPL, would be a failure of his fiduciary responsibilities as SPL CEO.Intelligence?
When there was talk of us going down to the 3rd division, his argument for saying we couldn't was "There's no place for them there"............obviously, the thought of all the other teams moving up a notch was too much to work out for him.
Then the board of Rangers Football Club need to ensure he is sacked.There's no way he will resign - paid a fortune for doing hee haw except what he's told to do. And no doubt MacLennan, who is on record as a Rangers hater, will do all he can to protect Doncaster. As much as we might want it to happen, this cretin won't be going anywhere soon.
I tend to agree. At first, I was sure Lawwell had thrown Doncaster under the bus.I have similar concerns and based upon what we've been through it's hardly surprising.
However, I am genuinely hopeful that Lawell has over-reached this time and that this isn't an elaborate conspiracy.
He has to go after that.Neil Doncaster will be asked to explain the letter that called for a review into the use of EBTs at Rangers when the SPFL board had made it clear any such review must not focus on the Ibrox club.
The SPFL chief executive is under pressure to explain the headline on a letter to SFA counterpart Stewart
Regan that called for a review into the use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) at Rangers.
SPFL officials called for no such inquiry and now they’re set to demand clarification from Doncaster at their next board meeting on Thursday.
To add to Doncaster’s embarrassment, Hampden sources confirmed Rangers have written to express their anger and dismay at the way the issue has been handled.
Pressure is mounting on Doncaster after his letter, received by the SFA on August 18 and referenced in correspondence between Regan and Celtic chief Peter Lawwell.
The SPFL board includes Ann Budge of Hearts, Les Gray of Hamilton, Martin Ritchie of Falkirk, Morton’s Warren Hawke and Iain Dougan of Stranraer.
Doncaster, new SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan and independent non-exec director Karyn McCluskey are also on it.
The SPFL board met to discuss the aftermath of the Supreme Court verdict in July that ruled EBTs were taxable income, bringing an end to a long-running dispute between Rangers and HMRC.
Ibrox managing director Stewart Robertson is also a member of the SPFL board but was not allowed to take part in discussions and played no part in the decision taken by his colleagues.
In the end they agreed a review of processes aimed at avoiding future financial traumas among Scottish clubs as well as how such events would be handled in future would be beneficial.
Significantly, however, the SPFL board made it clear any such review must not focus on Rangers and its use of EBTs that ultimately led to its financial collapse in 2012.
Despite that, Doncaster’s letter to the SFA was headlined, “Independent review of use of tax avoidance schemes at Rangers FC and actions of Scottish football authorities”.
Surprisingly given the headline, it’s understood the narrative of the letter followed the terms of reference handed down in the original brief by SPFL board members.
Three days after receiving the letter, Lawwell also wrote to the SFA expressing his disappointment at the decision of their board to draw a line under the issue by refusing calls for further inquiries into the Ibrox financial collapse.
He wrote: “I am disappointed to note the position of the Scottish FA board in relation to our request for a review and indeed the request by the SPFL, on behalf of the 42 clubs in Scotland, for a review.”
The SPFL refused to comment last night.
Agree with your post it's time for us to reduce their cancerous grip on the game up here. We need to be in the vanguard of changes up here , more home grown players brought through something that the French do by ensuring that the 1st eleven must have a certain quota of youth produced players in the starting 11. We and them would still have the better squads but would help the others spend more in producing better youth players and even up the ability of us and them just filling out teams with better foreign players if we are only allowed a certain amount , then over time would help the whole setup in Scotland. We need to show the other teams up here that Rangers whilst being the best are also interested in ensuring that the game up here works for all.Rangers are in a position now to contribute constructively to discussions going forward, something we never had less than 18 months ago. I would hope that our opinions will be taken on board that that failings over the past few years are highlighted with regards to the management of the game.