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Those who decided to use the unique tax system promoted at Ibrox in those heady days of creative accounting are about to find out that if something is too good to be true, then it isn’t true.The tax free remuneration invoked by David Murray has been deemed by the Supreme Court not be be lawful, and HMRC, pausing only to stop laughing, are about to send out something called a follower notice to those who would have gotten away with it if it hadn’t been for those pesky policemen.Still, at least none of them are stupid enough to go bankrupt and transfer their assets to their wife.A follower notice, according to the HMRC website is this; Whilst those in receipt of one may be tempted to tell HMRC what they can do with it, that tactic is doomed to fail.Thing is, these players took a chance on getting away with something, and they didn’t.At this stage, they can still pass go, can still collect £200 and may not go directly to jail.Though greed is a terrible crime, you have to feel a wee it sorry for them.Footballers are not noted for being of above average intelligence, and they live in a cut throat world of business movers and shakers. Thats why they employ agents -at enormous commissions-to do the moving and shaking for them.
So, who is going to be the first player to sue his agent for dropping him in the doodoo ?
As far as I can see, its a cast iron case, and would also have the happy outcome of agents getting a wee kick up the arse. Back at the ranch, and its international week, so there’s no real football to look forward to.
Meanwhile, the best fans in the world continue their campaign to make sure that any confidence new winger johnny Hayes gets from his manager, they will stamp on it and throw it out the back door.
Hayes has been at Celtic since the summer, and had earned the move with some excellent performances for Aberdeen.
He’s finding his feet at his new club, and more often than not is finding them swept away by a support notorious for blaming wingers for all the ills of society. The strength in depth of the Celtic squad means that Hayes can afford to be given time to adjust to his new surroundings, he can be encouraged to settle in at his own pace. How about cutting the guy some slack and giving him some support ? A double header with Bayern Munich, a league cup semi final and an Aberdeen side breathing down our necks at the top of the table.