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Rangers: Division Three Is The Place To Be… For Now

So. Farewell. Then. Neil Doncaster and Stewart Regan? You would hope so after today’s overwhelming decision by Scottish Football League clubs to accept new Rangers into their third division. This being the Rangers saga, however, that paragraph may be obsolete by the time I’ve finished the first draft of this article, let alone by the…

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July 13, 2012

Rangers: Crime, Punishment & Consequence

Last Sunday’s website statement from the Hibernian Supporters Club (“Hibs Club”) and the Rangers Supporters Trust response to it exposed a chasm in thinking on Scottish football’s current problems. Supporters appear split down the middle between those who see Rangers as persecuted victims (Rangers fans) and those who see them as having taken Scottish football…

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July 13, 2012

Rangers: SPL Says No To Newco

Last weekend, there were a number of observers wondering why today’s vote on whether to accept a new “Rangers” into the Scottish Premier League next season…next month (ulp!)…was taking place at all. Eight of last season’s SPL clubs had already publicly, and at times passionately, stated their intention to vote against the application to transfer…

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July 4, 2012

Which Way Now For Scottish Football?

While the European Championships have been chugging along neatly in the forefront of most peoples minds over the last couple of weeks or so, football in Scotland has reached a crossroads, the ramifications of which could be felt for many years. The saga of Rangers FC and the debate – some might even say argument…

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June 29, 2012

I Come To Bury Rangers, Not To Praise Them

The scriptwriters for soap operas must be under enormous pressure to produce dramatic yet feasible storylines every few days. But if the pressure gets too much for them, which some might argue it already has, they can always consult whichever twisted mind writes Rangers’ stuff these days. Twice in the past few days – nope,…

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June 22, 2012

Rangers, Scare Stories & The Restructuring Of Scottish Football

When a story of a fantastical nature first appears in a tabloid newspaper, the temptation is to write it off as the delusion of somebody with an agenda and move on. In the case of the rumours now circulating that the owner of “The” Rangers, Charles Green, may – and we should stress the word…

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June 21, 2012

Rangers: The CVA Failure

So farewell then, Rangers’ Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and farewell too, Rangers’ administrators Duff & Phelps (D&P). The announcement that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are going to oppose D&P’s proposals to take Rangers out of administration came as news to many followers of national and local newspapers, TV and radio in Scotland, while it…

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