Next season the Scottish Premiership welcomes a new club to the top flight. The tribute act by the name of The Rangers will take up one of the twelve positions in the Scottish top flight for the first time in their short history.
We widely acknowledge that they wish to be known as the Rangers that liquidated in 2012. However, we simply won’t allow it.
Even though the SPFL and the SFA attirbute all of the liquidated club’s honours to the club that took their place within Scottish football, many will contest this forever. It may well be futile, particularly given the support they are given within Scotland by the football authorities and the media.
Recent stories across the web have emerged that the Scottish media won’t go near any story regarding The Rangers these days. To be honest, we probably didn’t need to be told that, we already had that idea even though it is regularly dimissed as ‘paranoia’.
This does not bode well for next season. Because already, The Rangers have all the backing they desire from the media and the football authorities so that they can get on with trying to survive.
Does this sound familiar? A helping hand to stay in the top flight?
I’ve never had any doubts about how badly Scottish football and it’s authorities have damaged the game. Even after all that has happened in recent years, tax cases, EBT’s, refereeing scandals, peoples lives threatened, the demise of one club…we are still in the same rut.
I’m sorry to say it but The Rangers entering the Scottish Premiership is a bag of trouble already. It looks as though they’ve secured everything the liquidated club had.
Not just the facilities and the honours. The media and the authorities.
I fear for Scottish football. Dark days are looming.
If you cannot rely on the Scottish media to report the issues that plague the game and you cannot trust the authorties to run the game in a fair and transparent manner what is going to happen? I dread to think, I really do.
Celtic might be searching for their new manager, but they best keep and eye on matters within the Scottish game. I suggest the rest of Scotland’s football clubs do the same because you can already see the landscape changing and not for the better.