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Old 02-14-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I cant believe that Celtic believes this wont impact them. Rangers is their only true competition and it is hard to improve when you never play anyone that is at least as good as you are. One of the top ways a team improves is by playing competition that is better than you because you have to find ways to defeat them and by doing so, your team improves. If Rangers can no longer afford to bring in the talent they are use to bringing in, they are going to drop off and Celtic will be walking their way to the title with very little resistance but when it comes to playing other European competition, they are going to struggle more than they already do.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Of course it'll affect Celtic. It would benefit the league as a whole I think.
If Rangers cant keep their finances in order youre not going to get any sympathy from anybody. Claim to be one of the "big clubs" in Scotland and they werent really. Anybody can be "big" when they dont take care of their finances.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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They are big though they have won more league titles than any other club in the world, they have a massive fan base, they have won the SPL 3 times on the bounce. That's what I would call a big club, anyone can't have millions of fans and a history like Rangers.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Big club under what circumstances ? Obviously not paying bills and overspending. Would they have all of these fans if they lived within their means and didnt win all these league titles ? I dont think so.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Financially I wouldn't call them a big club but culturally, historically, fan base wise (they took 250,000 to the Uefa Cup Final, sell out their stadium most weeks and have millions of fans worldwide) they are a big club in that respect.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Yeh they took a lot, but they wouldnt get there if they didnt brush their finances under the carpet. Anybody can have bandwagon jumpers that wouldnt support them if they hadnt have overspent and not paid bills.

If they do get punished and do get relegated like they should into the abyss of Scottish football we will see if they get all of them fans when they have a bunch of (part time) unknowns playing for them.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Yep, this will be a test to see just how loyal they are.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: liverpool in England but not of it
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Great news, I can't stand rangers or celtic
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I don't think this will have the long term impact many think it will. Worst case scenario, Rangers fail to win SPL this year. No big deal. It's not like they (or Celtic) make any impact in CL or Europa. The finances will get placed in order. I don't think they'll be Leeds Part II.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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There is at least 6 investors interested in buying Rangers, just shows you even though they are in administration they are still an attractive club for people, there is no doubt if the club is run properly then they could be a great business for someone.
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