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Old 06-21-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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With Hearts and Dundee United announcing their intentions to vote against the Rangers newco and Motherwell, Aberdeen, Hibernian & Celtic likely to vote against a Rangers newco entering the SPL it looks as though the Rangers newco will be consigned to the lower leagues. Dundee and Dunfermline are favorites to take their place in the SPL, but sources say Rangers will play their first match against Dumbarton in Division 1 the 2nd tier of Scottish football and that is who Dundee are scheduled to play so it looks likely it will be Dundee FC who takes their place! Thank you footballing gods!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18539483
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/h...153000477.html
Dundee United to vote against Rangers newco entering the SPL | Scotzine
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:15 AM
 
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BBC Sport - Rangers newco will not get Aberdeen, Dundee Utd or Hearts votes
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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A very interesting story unfolding. I am averse to taxation and philosophically feel that the former Rangers owner did nothing wrong and shudder whenever I hear or read "Her Magesty's Revenue & Customs".

Under the rules, as laid out, I suppose this is a fair move and Whyte surely knew the rules. Dropping Rangers to the lower levels, however, could have negative ramifications for the SPL. How will it affect the finances of the other clubs. I imagine a visit from Rangers and Celtic is a big deal for the smaller clubs. I will definitely be keeping tabs on this story.

Horrible news for Rangers and their supporters around the world and I dare say the entire SPL.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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It is either keeping the integrity of Scottish football intact or more finance. One or the other, hard choice!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:46 PM
 
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Good, couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of scumbags
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:33 AM
 
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Dunfermline aren't gonna let my team get a place in the SPL easily.

We'll fight Dundee for right to replace Rangers in SPL, says Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston - The Daily Record
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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SPL/SFA/SFL proposals put forward today -

Rangers are to be relegated with immediate effect and replaced in the SPL by Dundee Football Club. ( YAY! )

Television rights for Rangers matches in Scottish Football League Division One are to be bought by the SPL for 1m

The SPL and SFL will merge into one body at the start of season 2013-14

Play-offs between the top two divisions will be introduced in time for the coming season with one team from the top flight and three from the second tier competing for a place in the following season's SPL ( Really like this one )

There will be an increase in the parachute payments made to clubs relegated from the SPL ( Another good one )

Changes will be made to the distribution model for clubs in the top two tiers with teams in the lower leagues earning a similar amount to the current set-up

A new pyramid system will become effective from season 2014-15 that will allow a potential place in the new league format for a team from either the Highland league or newly-created 'Lowland League'

Rangers newco's acceptance into the Scottish FA would only be approved if they accept responsibility for the football debts and fines incurred by the previous club along with their waiving of rights to a legal challenge



BBC Sport - Rangers newco: Plans for club to enter Scottish Division One

Dundee Football Club - Official Website | CLUB REACTION TO SFL PROPOSALS FOR SCOTTISH GAME |
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:01 AM
 
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I suppose this means that Celtic are going to walk the SPL every year.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:43 AM
 
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Seems there's no guarantee even league 1 will happen.
Some of the First division clubs are objecting, and it still has to go to a vote.

I'd be surprised if it doesn't, but it's not guaranteed.

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I suppose this means that Celtic are going to walk the SPL every year.
Not necessarily.
Let's face it, Celtic and Rangers were guaranteed (pretty much) to win every weekend. It was more of a shock if they didn't.

The smaller teams just couldn't compete because they kept dropping points against the Old firm.

Remember the early 80's when Aberdeen, Dundee united, and even Hearts were normally in with a better shout of the league title ?
They all had stronger squads, and would regularly take points from the old firm, evening things out.
It meant the gap at the top was closer

Although I'd expect Celtic to win, the nearest contenders maybe aren't going to drop 3 points every couple of months to Rangers, so it might just be closer than you think.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:20 AM
 
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I suppose this means that Celtic are going to walk the SPL every year.
Did you even read the proposals? Its a step in the right direction no?
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