Posted on Friday, 25th May 2012 by Justshatered
This ‘Scottish football needs Rangers’ line is really beginning to get on my thru penny bits.
Lets look at the facts; during the early 1980?s Rangers home attendances were about 18,000. When Lawrence Marlborough arrived in 1986 Rangers started spending money and suddenly they found another 30,000 loyal fans.
Rangers since that time year on year have spent a minimum £10M more than they were taking in.
It is easy to support a team that sweeps all before it especially if neither the supporters or the club actually pay for it.
To continue with this success we now know that there has been at least a decade of cheating and underhand tactics.
It is easy playing at being the big club but with that comes responsibility. Not responsibility to your own club but to the game as a whole.
This has not been the case here; first, last and always Rangers have been interested in Rangers. Their domination of the Scottish game was built on bullying, cheating and trampling on the aspirations of every other club in the league who were attempting to play by the rules.
How large must your ego be that even when you know that your success is built on deceit and unsporting ideals, and you have been found out, you still don’t show any level of remorse or embarrassment.
It will be interesting to see if there is no SPL for them next year how many of the loyal will continue to turn up. Perhaps the myth will be shown for what it is; a grotesque monstrosity that pandered to a support with a superiority complex that belongs not in the twenty first or even the twentieth century.
The last thing Scottish football needs is Rangers; a toxic brand with morally bankrupt leadership for over two decades and a support who demand success like spoilt children with an unhealthy sense of entitlement.
A club with a current £10M black hole in their accounts and no European football for at least one year and possibly the next three. A club that might not even be Rangers but which will attract all the nasty baggage of the previous club.
Yes that is what Scottish football cannot live without!!
As for every other club in this discredited shambles of a league; well Celtic play ‘the down trodden, put upon, discriminated against’ card very well. The club has recently stated it has a stand alone policy.
Well we shall shortly see if that is truly the case but I have my doubts.
As for the rest of the clubs, you know the clubs that are always telling us they want rid of the Old Firm, well it is time to stand on your own two feet. In the name of goodness form robust business plans that allow you to be independent of the big two, or indeed one, instead of moaning about being constantly drained by the big two. Show ambition within reason and listen to your fans, the people that ultimately run this league, and who will walk away if the wrong decisions are made in the near future.
I really feel for the future of our sport.
The SPL will drag their feet on the two contracts issue until a new club is voted into the SPL and by that time there will nothing that can be done.
The SFA, manned by ex-Rangers men and sympathisers, will avoid their responsibility for overall governance of the Scottish game until the SPL complete their own two contracts investigation.
UEFA, believing that the SFA are competent, will allow this to be handled by the national association.
The school of vested interest is already in place and will not be moved regardless of the pressure brought to bear.
This is the biggest sporting scandal in British history and I fear it will be glossed over and the cheats steam rolled back into the SPL because after all we really need them.