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Post  TinyHandsOfConcrete on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:38 am

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan has claimed any continuing debate over the Rangers payments issue would cause 'collateral damage' to the game. Speaking in Edinburgh today, Regan urged Scottish football to draw a line under the last 12 months and move on.

The independent commission chaired by Lord Nimmo Smith this week fined the old company £250,000, but decided not to strip the club of any titles. He said: "Now is a very good time for all parties to draw a line under what's gone on in last 12 months. It's crucial with league reconstruction being such an important issue that we draw a line under what's happened and seek to work collaboratively. If we spent as much time focusing on building and growing the game on the pitch as we do talking about conspiracy theories, exit strategies and matters off the field, I think we would be world class. We have to avoid the rest of the game becoming collaterally damaged. It's not about trying to find scapegoats for what's happened."

Regan also defended Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie's role during his time as company secretary at Rangers when some undisclosed payments were made. He said Ogilvie had been totally open about his role at Rangers, adding: "Campbell Ogilvie played no part in the management and organisation of any element of the Murray group remuneration trust. He has been transparent and up front and he was the only member of the old [Rangers] regime who put himself forward to be interviewed by Lord Nimmo Smith and that says a lot about the man."

Regan insisted no deal had been done with Rangers to stop the club being stripped of their titles, but that the possibility of it happening had been mentioned to the new owners. He said: "When the consortium approached the SFA and were interested in buying Rangers FC they asked for an outline of what were the worst possible punishments. The reason they wanted the information is they had investors who wanted to know exactly what the implications were, so what came on to the table was literally every possible sanction and issue."

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Post  tonyusa on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:45 am

the last part doesn't make any sense ....why would new owners not buy a company if the old company was stripped of their awards

but i do agree about drawing a line under it all now

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Post  TinyHandsOfConcrete on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:03 am

tonyusa wrote:.....why would new owners not buy a company if the old company was stripped of their awards

but i do agree about drawing a line under it all now
. . . the line should've been drawn a year ago

you need to separate the team (or club) from the business entity running it - the plc was liquidated and the ltd co wanted assurances about titles not being stripped from the team (or club). as we all know the football authorities recognise the continuity s it would obviously be an issue of concern for the new owners

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Post  therrawbuzzin on Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:16 am

Regan is trying to lie his way out of the SFA blackmail of last year; no wonder he's so keen to move on.

I'll never forgive, I'll never forget the bilious hatred spewing from the bitter bigots of Scottish football towards us.

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