Poor state of Scottish football highlighted by Celtic loss

November 27, 2013 in Europe, Scottish Premier League by William Kent

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Last night saw Celtic cement their place at the bottom of their Champions League group, after suffering a 3-0 defeat dealt by a particularly poor Milan side - despite the scoreline suggesting Milan would’ve dominated the game.

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Rangers need a weekend in Tuscany…

July 6, 2012 in Scottish Premier League, Serie A by Matty Deller

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This past week the Newco Rangers we’re denied entry into the Scottish Premier League by a group of their former peers and now face next season in the Scottish Football League. This almost seems unpresidented in the world of football, a team of such size falling down the pecking order so sharply due to a few poor decisions. But if they look into the history books, they will see that a decade ago, a team of similar stature fell to a similar fate.

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Rangers, The SPL, And Too Big To Fail

June 14, 2012 in Europe, Scottish Premier League by Louis Baxter

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In 2008, the world was rocked by the largest financial crisis in 50 years. While the every day people lost their houses and found their mortgage rates triple, they watched on horrified as it came to press as to how this had come to pass. Boardrooms and top company officials, already paid salaries and bonuses to run a respectable European country, were profiting off the destruction of their companies they owned and invested in, bleeding them dry for their assets and leaving them in ruins, having absorbed all they had to offer financially, with their imploded legacy and ability to compete a necessary sacrifice to make a few men rich. Vampire economics. What does this have to with football, you ask? Well, for the last 20 years, more clubs than you could count - some big, some small - have fallen victims to this same system; money men seeking a share of the windfall pouring into the beautiful game and stomping all over clubs safety and security to do it. Well, today, Rangers FC, a club with a 115 pieces of silverware in its history, and a giant of British football, will be the first high-profile fatality of this trend. They will be no more, and all I can think is that it’s amazing it’s taken this long to come to this.

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