|The Maddening Silence|
|The Maddening Silence|
|Written by Johnny Bhoy|
|Friday, 04 November 2011 21:22|
This week has seen proof of both Rangers and Hearts financial troubles surface in the public forum. Both have been served writs summoning them to court to face the music over unpaid bills, unpaid player wages and many other mysterious and varied debts. Rumour has it that Hearts will be given a winding up order very soon with Rangers not too far behind them.
This week has also seen something of a rarity in Scotland, press coverage of RFC’s financial woes. No matter that the hun masses are still buying that master tactician Craig “Whytey” Whyte’s lines about everything will be fine…
“Go back to reading your Daily Record and eating your pie suppers my rancid followers, Big Whytey’s got it all under control, eh, aye, eh?”
Yet still some in the press have been placing fingertips to keyboards and pen to paper (do people still use biros?). The past few weeks have seen Rangers PR department – i.e. the Daily Record (the only press outlet in Christendom not being either sued or banned by Meister Whyte) publish horror stories (hey, it was Halloween, right?) about the imminent and utter demise of Rangers in an attempt to soften the blow when the lesser points deduction comes in and administration, rather than insolvency, becomes the reality for Rangers.
25 point deduction, they cried!
It must truly be a scary time to be a bear.
However one aspect of Scottish Football has puzzlingly remained silent about this whole affair. The SFA.
Why no statement from the governing body about the possibility of two of (arguably) its three biggest clubs finding themselves in a position that may lead them into oblivion? Why no statement from Stewart Regan? Why no statement from the SPL? Are they feigning ignorance? Maybe they don’t read the newspapers…or watch BBC…or listen to the radio..? Would a statement from them be an admission of guilt that they already knew of both clubs financial sins (as has already been explored by another writer on this site)? Or is it something more sinister?
Is the SPL and SFA’s silence an indication that they may have already struck a deal with both clubs that in the worst case scenario – both clubs sliding into insolvency – that they will be given some sort of lifeline, or perhaps be allowed to parachute straight back into the SPL without a hitch?
Surely our governing bodies in the national game must be making contingency plans for such an event? Surely they must have some concerns about it? Surely they must have some feelings about being deceived by such cunning individuals as Craig “Danny Ocean” Whyte and “Mad” Vlad Romanov, that is, if they didn’t already have prior knowledge that both clubs were ineligible for a license to play in European competition?
Over to you Mr Regan. We’re waiting for answers.