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in General discussion Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:24 pm
by xiaolan • 25 Posts | 250 Points

The rest of Scottish football will never tire from laughing at Rangers. If that seems harsh, it is the natural reaction from a phase led by Sir David Murray in which the Ibrox club made it their business to lord success and extravagant spending over all before them. Rangers’ largesse came at the cost of unpopularity; not that they cared one jot. Big business, too big for Scotland, heading for another stratosphere. Which indeed they were; just not in anything like the form Murray promised.
On Wednesday morning, a supreme court ruling cast yet another cloud over that now discredited Murray regime. The conclusion that Rangers errantly used employee benefit trusts to pay their players is another blow to the institution’s reputation. If Rangers want to argue they are the same club as pre-liquidation – and vehemently, they do – at least a degree of contrition would be useful. Alex Killorn Womens Jersey And, of course, rightful anger towards what Murray oversaw. This had deep consequences for Scottish football as a whole, not just his own club, as others chased an unattainable dream. The game has arguably never fully recovered.
Rangers seriously undermined the competitive element of Scotland’s national sport with their actions albeit, by suffering insolvency, ploughing through the lower tiers and being reduced to a laughing stock, they have probably suffered enough. The current quest for trophy-stripping and the like reeks of tribal distaste rather than some overriding quest for sporting fairness. But if clubs themselves genuinely feel differently they should come out and say so in prompting proper debate regarding sporting sanction. To supporters, removal of euphoria more than a decade later isn’t really feasible; in fact, it is pointless.
This proved quite the 24 hours in the world of Rangers. Humiliation in Luxembourg on Tuesday may well rank as the worst result suffered by a British club in European competition. http://www.officialtampabaylightning.com/Adidas-Andrei-Vasilevskiy-Jersey Progrès Niederkorn, who finished fourth in their domestic league last season, overturned a 1-0 defeat in Glasgow by winning the second leg 2-0. Before the night was out, the Rangers manager, Pedro Caixinha, was photographed standing in a bush while gesticulating to angry supporters.
Amazingly, this was not even the biggest ignominy of Rangers’ week. Caixinha, the Portuguese who is prone to speaking in soundbites, used pre-match media duties to suggest his players should treat the Europa League first qualifying round tie in Luxembourg like a cup final. Alarm bells should have rung from that moment on. By full time on Tuesday, it was difficult to see Caixinha sufficiently recovering his own reputation; this was as low a footballing point as Rangers could hit.
Amongst other blunders was the sale of Barrie McKay, one of Scotland’s brightest prospects, to Nottingham Forest for around £500,000 after a contract impasse and the banishing of the winger to train with the reserves. Aaron Lynch Womens Jersey A prime asset had been lost incredibly cheaply. Caixinha’s recruitment, with a heavy emphasis on the Portuguese market, doesn’t scream that vast improvement will be forthcoming. Nor, indeed, does the manager’s hard-line approach to pre-season or any player he deems unworthy of inclusion. Revolts have started for less.
That Caixinha is in position at all is reflective of Rangers as still a club in need of serious repair. A close connection between Pedro Mendes, the manager’s agent who previously played for Rangers, and certain board members looks to have proved highly significant. Why else, one wonders, would Caixinha have appeared on the Ibrox radar?
Quite what impact being bounced out of Europe has on this scene will be a matter of great intrigue; one has to presume it will be significant. http://www.sanfrancisco49ersauthorizedstore.com/aaron-burbridge-jersey-elite Dave King, the absentee chairman, is yet to bestow anything like the wealth he promised upon his popular takeover. King even strangely claimed that directors’ loans were responsible for summer signings; at a time when vast amounts of season ticket income had been banked. Despite an earlier retail impasse with Mike Ashley – that has now been resolved – for Rangers to be living from handouts remains as ominous as it is bizarre.

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