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“My information is” – Phil Mac reveals how Sevco may avoid UEFA FFP sanctions

They are on the watch list aren’t they? UEFA’s Financial Fair Play watch list that is.

As the Newco racked up £100m in losses to win two trophies, the Scottish Governing bodies turned a blind eye. The same blind eye that allowed the dead club to use EBT’s and side letters to sign players that they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to afford.

But hey, there was no sporting advantage to have been had, right? Because signing players who are clearly of a higher standard than what you could afford does not affect the team that’s on the park. They won’t play better, they won’t be superior to others in the league and therefor no sporting advantage will be had.

Well, thats the warped view of the Nimmo Smith inquiry anyway.

All above board and normal.

Well, thank goodness for UEFA. Because at least Europe’s beaks have the backbone to reign the Newco in and sanction them should they break their Financial Fair Play rules.

And by all accounts, it did seem that the Ibrox board mat have fallen foul to those rules because of their spending in the January window. Until this revelation by Phil Mac Ghiolla Bhain in his latest blog:

And, as Phil points out, it’s not only the SFA that has no backbone. Our very own media are spineless when it comes to tackling, hell, even investigating any possible wrong doings over at Edminston Drive.

Not really surprising considering most of them failed to pick up on the biggest sporting scandal of the last 100 years in 2012.

Thank God for Phil and UEFA.

“It was put to me by a very well-placed source” – Phil Mac predicts UEFA trouble at Ibrox

The club that resides from Ibrox calls itself Rangers, acts like Rangers but doesn’t have the spending power of it’s namesake.

Well, that’s not strictly true. They have overspent massively since they were reborn in 2012, to the tune of £100m to be exact and by all accounts the beady eye of UEFA is fixed firmly on them like Sauron was when he was trying to track down two Hobbits (Rangers) trying to hide that ring (the accounts).

Where there was and still is inaction by our own governing body, UEFA has decided to put the Hobbits on a watch list.

And now, according to Phil Mac Ghiolla Bhain, the eye is completely transfixed on the Ibrox club as they added to their squad this January window whilst not being in a financially viable position to do so.

Check out the news from all the Celtic blogs across the web HERE

Writing in his most recent blog, Phil said that to mitigate those signings, the Ibrox club has two choices in how they explain that away to the watchful eye of Europe’s governing body:

I hope they try it because UEFA has a stronger backbone than our pathetic excuse of a Governing body.

It looks like this summer could be very interesting for the Govan club.

And for us.

“They Probably Just Can’t Afford To Get Through The Season Without Champions League Money” – Incredible Admission From Former Ger

There was a lot riding on *Rangers getting through their tie with Malmo last night. Guaranteed £14m for qualifying for the Champions League before we even talk about gate receipts, merchandising etc etc etc…..

Of course, I am well aware that they had to then negotiate another qualifying round before they reached that stage, but if you were listening to the media all week, not only was last night a foregone conclusion, Zardok the Priest was already on the stadium announcers Spotify playlist.

Alas it wasn’t to be and instead of rolling in the Champions League money, *Rangers find themselves rolling in the sh*t as the enormity of last nights result sinks in.

On BBC Sportsound, former *Rangers player Richard Foster, warned that there could be financial and first team repercussions following the collapse to Malmo, “But this result is more than about just the team.

“I think this is going to have huge financial implications at Rangers. We constantly hear how much in debt they are and how much it’s costing per season.

“They need to sell players and the players that are going to need to sell. The biggest assets, Kent, Morelos, but then that can change dramatically.

“But the financial implications are huge, and we could, I would imagine there’s going to be a fair bit of movement going on behind the scenes at Rangers because they just can’t afford to get through the season without that Champions League money.”

Now, many of their fans will say that they have not debt and that the board have invested into the club/company but here is the key word. Invest.

People at the club WILL be expecting a return on that investment. Do *Rangers fans REALLY believe that the people at the top are just handing them cash because they are “Rangers men”?

That kind of thinking caused the first club to die, SURELY to goodness they are not daft enough to let this new club die as well?