Former Compliance Officer has his say on title decision and UEFA ruling

Barrymoped

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What gets me is, are they calling for similar decisions in countries like, Italy and Spain, where there is only 1 and 2 point gaps? There has to be a unified response across all leagues in order for there to be any fairness.
 

sg9375

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Sporting merit what an absolute farce!! Can see now how the filth never got hauled up in front of this prick with retrospective red cards and had decisions overturned. Take your place beside Rodger Mitchel as a bent fenian fucker once involved in our game. Twat.
 

Dave Angell

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Disgusting behaviour from these ratbags. There is no depth to their depravity.

Liverpool haven't won a title in 30 years, they're a lot closer to the finish line than the filth ...... yet have managed to hold their water & correctly prioritised the health and wellbeing of others, compared to the win at all costs mentality of the filth & their lapdogs.
 

Paulski54

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They really are wheeling out any old tarrier now aren’t they?
A tarrier SFA Compliance officer too.

God, give me strength.
 

Der Berliner

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Tony McGlennan, the former SFA compliance officer who is now a lawyer specialising in corporate crime and contentious regulatory matters, believes they will be able to argue their champions were decided on “sporting merit” if they can't complete the fixture list.

"I don't see that term further defined in the (UEFA) regulations, nor is there reference of that being at the conclusion of a season," he told BBC Scotland yesterday.

"If (the SPFL) have financial or other reasons which is encouraging them to call or declare their league, there would be, on the basis of that criteria, an argument to say the final standing is based on sporting merit.
It would be far more interesting whether he could give us the regulations of the SPFL and / or SFA that factually allows the SPFL to hand a title or force releation to/on teams without completing the full programme of league fixture. That "sporting merit" argument.

Likewise, it would be good to know whether any such an "option" is being agreed upon ... and by whom.

Opinions are fine, facts and rules would be better for any arument or debate.
 

Coisty09

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Yes, UEFA going to do exactly what a Timmy lawyer and apologist says because he is the cleverest man on earth and the retards from the East End believe that.
 

Paisleybear30

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Maybe they are planning the greatest bait and switch of all time, getting everyone to push this agenda for them to be awarded the league and when it's eventually awarded they refuse it and turn it down.

They would have won the battle to get it awarded yet everyone could then applaud them over how dignified they have been in upholding sporting integrity by not accepting a tainted trophy
 

Forfar_Bear

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In terms of the Premiership, surely the only real discussion is based on how you manage the relegation situation as that will have the most impact on the club involved? The league winners is of far less importance.

Should they be unable to complete the season, I don't understand why they can't decide that the league winner is not awarded, the European places and prize money is decided upon current placings, and then they implement whatever work around they want to decide relegation (including no relegation or changing league structure)?
 

Paulski54

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There are still a few lurking in the depths of the terrier barrel - is Gerard Butler in there?
Oh aye, he’s in there but at least he’s Hollywood. Tony roper, martin compston and even Elaine c Smith are there right at the bottom of it.
mom trying to think who’s the lowest they could go, apart from the anonymous bloggers and twitter celebrities. The lowest of the fuckwits
 
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Barrymoped

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“Sporting merit” he just made that up didn’t he?
Well the usual apologists have to come up with something which fits their narrative.

In 2012 it was sporting integrity......but now that actually works against their argument they have come out with something else.
 

zooranger

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A supposedly "impartial" official. As soon as his usefulness to pig eyed Pete expired, he was jettisoned and "returned to private work", becoming tiresome now, people are dying and lives affected but its all about them and their right to something they haven't won.
 

Der Berliner

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A supposedly "impartial" official. As soon as his usefulness to pig eyed Pete expired, he was jettisoned and "returned to private work", becoming tiresome now, people are dying and lives affected but its all about them and their right to something they haven't won.
Snatched from today`s article on Pacific Quay Musings on the gersnet board:

Today's Beeb website has former Compliance Officer, Anthony McGlennan bravely scolding UEFA and demanding ra Sellik be awarded the title. Apparently, Tony is a Lawyer and knows stuff, although I suspect the fact he is a current Sellik season ticket holder trumps all else.
No wonder the amount of dubious decisions that went against us or, indeed, were never brought up when it concerned them.
 

Belhaven

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UEFA will be unable to ban Scottish clubs from the Champions League and Europa League next season if the SPFL decide not to complete the current Ladbrokes Premiership campaign, it was today claimed.

European football’s governing body, in conjunction with the European Clubs Association and European Leagues, wrote to their 55 member associations last week warning them it is “premature and not justified” to abandon league campaigns.

UEFA indicated that, after the Belgian Pro League moved to declare Club Brugge champions, clubs might not be granted entry to their lucrative club competitions in the 2020/21 season if they do so.

The SPFL are holding a series of conference calls this week to discuss the implications of the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing shutdown of football.

Tony McGlennan, the former SFA compliance officer who is now a lawyer specialising in corporate crime and contentious regulatory matters, believes they will be able to argue their champions were decided on “sporting merit” if they can't complete the fixture list.

"I don't see that term further defined in the (UEFA) regulations, nor is there reference of that being at the conclusion of a season," he told BBC Scotland yesterday.

"If (the SPFL) have financial or other reasons which is encouraging them to call or declare their league, there would be, on the basis of that criteria, an argument to say the final standing is based on sporting merit.

"Against that, there is a difficulty for them as they will be seemingly doing it in the teeth of UEFA opposition. It's a quandary.

"They would have a case, as far as I can see, to take this course of action and argue it with UEFA. I suspect that they may be more comfortable doing it with UEFA's acquiescence."

McGlennan continued: "This is a hugely unenviable task. The SPFL have to do what they consider right for their members. There will be varying interests within that, financial pressures, clubs in distress who will be looking at distribution of prize money.

"Equally, they will have their future relationship with UEFA to consider, they will also have where this may leave them in terms of eligibility for European competition. It's a risk-based analysis for the SPFL.”

Meanwhile, McGlennan, who was the SFA compliance officer between 2014 and 2018, has dismissed the likelihood of the final Premiership matches being played behind closed doors this summer due to safety concerns amid the current crisis.

"A game played behind closed doors doesn't have the same conditions as a game played live," he said. "Most obviously, the home team doesn't gain the usual home support benefit.

"If we play games behind closed doors, inevitably there is the greater risk of crowds gathering nearer stadia, of gatherings to watch the match on TV. It's hard to see how that would help the current situation."
Would handing them the league stand up to legal scrutiny?
 

George Goudie

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It’s just bonkers. There are 4 issues to consider here:
1) Promotion and relegation. The effect of relegation on hearts or promotion on Dundee Utd are huge. Equally so on Inverness, Dundee, Ayr and Hamilton. And the ‘sporting integrity’ police would have a field day on the last 4 if current league positions are left final as how do you do the play-offs with ‘integrity’? Similar issues apply in all divisions. I really don’t know what a fair solution to that is but it certainly demonstrates why just saying that current standings are final is hugely problematic.

2) finances. Most leagues allocate prize money in line with league position. Ours is spectacularly unequally weighted towards the top and particularly towards the champions. This cannot stand this year. Not only is it impossible to claim with any integrity that current positions would have been final at all league positions, the need for cash outweighs the usual set up and everyone needs a share of there might not be a league to come back to. Current standings are meaningless and cash has to get distributed equitably for the good of the game.

3) European positions. Firstly, the idea that any European competition will be running as normal by September, much less July for qualifiers, seems a bit of wishful thinking. The usual rules cannot apply. Secondly, it would seem ridiculous to allocate positions on current standings. Who in hell do they give the Scottish Cup position to? It’s bloody obvious that the usual rules can’t apply. The only thing that makes any sense at all is just to allocate European entry based on the standings in the last completed season before European Competition resumes - ie go to where we were at the start of this season. It would, however, seem fair to allocate European points based on the games that were completed this season to seed entry.

Notably, within Scotland, this makes bugger all difference to anything with regard to us and Celtic other than both of us benefitting from the points tally. But Celtic would still get the CL route.

4) bragging rights. This is just laughable. Any fan group that thinks that this season gives them any sort of glory from an unfinished season while folk are dying really needs a good long sit down with a shrink.

(1) makes no difference to Celtic or us. (2) should make no difference either as cash should be equal to all and we’ll both ‘lose’ money to the smaller clubs. (3) makes no difference as they’d still get the champion’s route. So the only thing that they are arguing about is (4). Which is pathetic.
Great post and so very true.

Uefa want the season completed.

When it becomes apparent that this is no longer viable or possible without disrupting next season - they will invite FA's to get together and declare this season null and void and divide all winnings equally or proportionately. With euro qualification based on last season. Teams currently still in either European tournament will not be required to go through qualification rounds.

Next season we will both be going for one in a row!

Something's are more important than sponsors money.

Null and void in respect to those that have and will lose their lives to this atrociously evil virus.

 

HamiltonJungleBear

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Maybe they are planning the greatest bait and switch of all time, getting everyone to push this agenda for them to be awarded the league and when it's eventually awarded they refuse it and turn it down.

They would have won the battle to get it awarded yet everyone could then applaud them over how dignified they have been in upholding sporting integrity by not accepting a tainted trophy
Nah. They have no integrity. They have no dignity. They would take it and they would party as though it counted
 

BSPECIAL

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Why is it when papers want an opinion on anything football the only folk they want to listen to are stinking tarriers who hate The Rangers? Does nobody with a Rangers background have a genuine opinion on football or as I imagine the scum press don't want a sensible outlook from someone who might have a view that is not the one the papers/media want to hear. A one way outlook to all matters is their way .Phuck 'em all,I say.
 

nemessis

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Only waiting on the pontiff himself giving his views, when he has assessed if giving a title that hasn't been won benefits his flock.
Looks like its a "Tony" award for the tims then.:mad:
 

rcdingwall

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Should start a sweepstake on what tim they are going to roll next. At least that way I would have some interest in the crap they are printing.
 
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