Glasgae Rangers are out of the SPL. Needing eight votes to regain their place in the league, six clubs have said they'll vote against them, ending their hopes of becoming the infamous S Club 12. It's a bold move given that the SPL's new BSkyB contract has yet to be signed and you can bet Rupert the Bear and his Sky cronies will try to renegotiate at a lower cost so the financial impact could be huge. Good news for Celtic however, who will almost certainly win what is soon to become a one club league.
But it gets worse for Rangers. SFL CEO David Longmuir has gone on record, saying that they'll have to start in the lowest tier, IF they are allowed in. Recent rumours that Rangers could buy Bury, move them up North and play in League 1 instead could now become a reality as the impact of the owners actions begin to bite down hard. A number of their biggest stars are almost certain to exercise their employment rights and leave too, making their position even weaker following a ban on signing players. Far from storming League 1 they'd likely face a desperate battle to avoid relegation should they go down this route.
For once, honour and integrity in footie wins out over money and it's a big round of applause for the Scots for upholding the principals of honesty and fair play. A certain Mr Terry could learn much from them.
"They mostly come out at night, mostly."
no tears for Rangers as they have clearly cheated on the financials. the 10 point deduction last season didn't seem harsh enough but this is more like a punishment to fit the crime.
now if the Scots could only find an excuse to boot out Celtic they would have a truly competitive league.
unless of course it's a one horse race?
Considering the SFA's ludicrous rulings in the past, I'm amazed!