Celtic fans weren’t slow to give Radio Scotland some feedback for today’s football podcast.
It was True Blue Heaven for host Kenny MacIntyre as he shared the thoughts of Neil McCann and Ronald de Boer from the tax cheating era of Dick Advocaat and David Murray.
Unable to compete with Celtic, Murray turned to the so-called EBT scam to recruit players that his club couldn’t normally afford. In 2017 the Supreme Court ruled the scam to be disguised remuneration.
McCann came in from Hearts but on a much more ambitious scale de Boer swapped Barcelona for Ibrox, Tore Andre Flo did likewise from Chelsea. Stefan Klos left Borussia Dortmund for the special Ibrox scam while locals like Barry Ferguson, Steven Thompson, Kris Boyd, Alex Rae and Billy Dodds all signed up only to discover at a later date that they owed Her Majesty Income Tax, National Insurance, interest and penalties.
On today’s show MacItyre discovered that de Boer thinks that it is wise to invest in youth to develop your own players.
Under Craig Mulholland the fabled conveyor belt at the Murray Park Academy has ground to a halt with Lewis McLeod, Tom Walsh and Andy Murdoch the star graduates.
In 2012 Her Majesty rejected the offer of a CVA forcing the club that McCann and de Boer starred for into liquidation which is on-going.
The former @RangersFC @AFCAjax & @FCBarcelona star Ronald De Boer @RdBoer1970 tells Neil McCann & @kennymacsport that youth academies should be one of the last areas that Scottish clubs should cut. Also, how he rejected @ManUtd to come to Glasgow https://t.co/6Kapm6ANGr
— BBC Sportsound (@BBCSportsound) July 15, 2020
They have no shame
— RhebelRhebel (@RhebelRhebel) July 15, 2020
Ebts line up pic.twitter.com/hCmNbjfgrX
— Olivier Ntcham CSC ?IAR? (@DBestseventy2) July 15, 2020
Not surprised to hear Neil criticise the authorities for imposing the rules, pity they couldn’t do it when Neil and 50+ of his colleagues broke the rules every time they crossed the white line.
— The Celtic Wray Podcast (@TheCelticWray) July 15, 2020
1.2 million reasons for R de B to join Rangers
His complete lack of humility , in the grand tradition of Dutch arrogance, confirms same
As for the journalistic endeavours of your presenter & fanzine McCann
Look up sycophancy , prime example
— alan hopper (@aldohops) July 15, 2020
If @kennymacsport was asked to produce a Rangers Radio programme, it’s difficult to see how it would be different to current output. The obsession with 1990s Rangers (IL) stars is baffling.
— spartico (@spartico2) July 15, 2020
Of course not, the chance to play for the famous. Did you ask him if it was anything to do with off the books tax incentives with a wee written indemnity clause inserted just in case?…silly me, that would constitute a degree of journalism
— Champions2019/2020 (@MauriceGilmor68) July 15, 2020
Ronald De Boer tells Neil McCann i keep my EBT money under the bed. pic.twitter.com/7xiJVhside
— Cluster One (@ClusterOne2) July 15, 2020