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Ownership, shares and fitba

BBC Sport recently reported a decidedly business oriented story: Rangers withdraw rights of four shareholders. The ongoing shenanigans at Ibrox have attracted plenty commentary (including some on this blog), whilst showcasing aspects of Scots (and UK) law to an interested … Continue reading

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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill passed by Holyrood

This evening (17 June 2015) the Scottish Parliament passed the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, with 101 votes in favour, 0 against and 15 abstentions. (The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party abstained.) This is a piece of legislation I have been … Continue reading

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A right to buy for fans of Scottish football clubs

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill is not a likely candidate as a topic for talk of the terraces. Recent Green Party amendments to that Bill as it passed through Stage 2 of the Committee process at Holyrood might just change that, … Continue reading

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Police suspension of pedestrian access after a football match

Anyone who knows me will, I hope, attest to the fact I am not much of a trouble-maker. This is particularly true at the moment as I continue my recovery from chemotherapy and surgery, but happily I am now able … Continue reading

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Putting the fans in control

On 23 January the Scottish Green Party put forward plans to give football fans a right to acquire their clubs in certain circumstances. Alison Johnstone (a list MSP for the Lothians) has produced a document entitled “Putting the fans in … Continue reading

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Winding-up football clubs and stakeholder scepticism

I have dabbled in a law meets football blog before. My most visited blog (by some distance) was this post about the DUFC v RFC football match. After all the build-up to the game in question, Dundee United won 3-0 … Continue reading

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SPL reform: a thought on the Middle 8

A mini-blog, on a thought that occurred to me in relation to all of this football reform chat that is still doing the rounds in football. Here I draw on some BBC resources. First, the story detailing the proposed 12-12-18 … Continue reading

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