Updated: 10/01/2013 06:18 | By pa.press.net

Green proposes Rangers quit Scotland

Charles Green says Rangers should leave Scottish football if SFA league reconstruction plans are approved

Charles Green says Rangers should leave Scottish football if SFA league reconstruction plans are approved

Rangers chief executive Charles Green believes the club should attempt to quit Scottish football if league reconstruction plans are approved.

The Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League on Tuesday agreed in principle to a restructuring plan that would see the organisations merge in a 12-12-18 structure.

Green told RangersTV: "I haven't read anything other than what is in the press and if that is what we have sat here eagerly awaiting to transform Scottish football, my advice to the board of Rangers is the quicker we can leave Scottish football the better. I can't see anything that is going to transform the finances, the status or the excitement."

If the new format was rubber-stamped for next season, Irn-Bru Third Division leaders Rangers would remain in the bottom tier of Scottish football regardless of any title success this term, albeit with the potential time frame for a return to the top-flight remaining the same.

The SPL needs an 11-1 majority among its clubs but the idea has already been informally approved by all 12. The SFL needs 22 of its clubs to back the plans, with a 16-10-16 plan previously being agreed unanimously by the 30 clubs.

Rangers, as associate members of the SFL, will not have a vote on the issue and expressed their unhappiness at not being invited to participate in the talks.

The article on the club's website, written by new director of communications James Traynor, also described the reconstruction plans as an "abomination". According to Green, the remainder of Rangers' season will be rendered meaningless if the proposals are accepted.

He said: "If this does happen what is the point of us finishing the season? Why should we send players out to get broken noses - like Ross Perry last week - or have players getting surgery when no-one can get promoted and no-one can get relegated.

"We might as well have a winter break now 'til next August. I can't see any point in carrying on with meaningless matches.

"In what league do you win a division and then end up playing the same teams again the following season? There is no meaning to it, in reality."

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09/01/2013 20:32
the fan,s pay to see these meaningless game,s chuckie,
09/01/2013 19:12
What a joke scottish football is, restructure all you like, without Rangers it's nothing !
09/01/2013 20:34

Those in charge of scottish football atm need sacking they are a total joke, Mr Green is right Celtic & Rangers need to get out of scottish football.

Sonner rather than Later 12 team playing each other 4 times a season is god awful have been saying that for years.

If anything they should be looking to make the spl bigger 16 or 18 team play each other twice.

spread the money more evenly.


My reasons for saying 16 or 18 team is those teams out side the old firm would (id hope play the 2 games vs Celtic & Rangers like they were cup games).

& in return maybe take more points from them , rather than oh well we got 4 games vs either old firm thats our cash sorted for the season lets just go for damage limitation.


Also i think the higher priority should be switching to summer games granted our summers arnt much better than our winters but starting april & playing through the summer could only help.


Id also like to say although i agree with Mr Green .. i feel hes using the old nugget were leaving just to try & scare those in Charge Mr Green get something in place FIRST then say hey listen we have had enough of all this tosh, this is how it should be now sort it or were OFF.

Dont spout that oh we should leave asap to the media .. its like the old story of the boy who cried wolf.

10/01/2013 01:25
salford steve

Well  Steve Hughs you really are an expert ain't ya expert prat maybe why is it numpies like you all ways open there mouth and let there A$$ do the talking  ??? Oh and By The Way Charles Green  is an Englishman not a Jock !!!!

FIRST AND FOREMOST !!!  Rangers did not and have not cheated any one FACT !!! proven by an independent tribunal  of 3 Judges Appointed by HMRC

SECOND... why would we not be able to join the EFL ??? Berwick Rangers are English and play in Scotland Wrexham  Cardiff and Swansea are Welsh and play in the in England the latter just humped Chelsea 2-0

THIRD... What would Rangers bring to the EFL ??? you say nothing lol you really are a Muppet ain't you ? Rangers have the 3rd or 4th best stadium in the UK they are undoubtedly in the top 3 biggest clubs in the UK can pull just under 50,000 fans in to home games every week second only to Man Utd they are doing that now in the Scottish 3rd division. Then there is the England Scotland rivalry which would bring in millions of TV revenue and thats just to start with

So i don't see why Rangers should not be able to apply to join the Npower 3rd division and work there way up to the EPL  apart from idiots like you 
09/01/2013 20:05
does it matter what format you use  there is still only 2 teams who win most of the trophies  scottish  football is boring
09/01/2013 20:49

The Pl does not need Rangers.

Would Rangers be prepaired to start at the bottom and try to work there way up.

Rangers are loyal to the flag but does that mean we owe them and allow them access to the greatest league in the world.

Would it have a finacial impact of any of our own teams.

This is a real tough decision but i guess we have Welsh teams here already, would it become a British league which could lead to a British team instead of England.


I dont envy the decision makers on this one, but good luck to Rangers in the future.

10/01/2013 00:08
could play in iceland i presume another bunch of defaulting crooks or lapland yes that would be could only team in lapland would win everything and with lambert in charge they would be in complete darkness and still unable to understand what he says good deal all round
10/01/2013 00:03
were r u going rangers the irish league - you couldn,t play anywere else? or the welsh seaside league
And where does this Jock believe Rangers should be playing?  They are a Scottish club...they play in Scotland...end of.  They are part of the problem of Scottish football.....they cheated and got punished. Scottish football in in the sh1t because of teams like Rangers.  You did the crime, now do the time.  You wont be joining the football league thats for sure. What would you bring to it?   Nothing.
10/01/2013 00:05
And take lambert with you, you can probably understand him or I doubt it
09/01/2013 23:11
Rangers are iconic. They should be included into the EPL, somehow, Cetic? carry on doing what they are doing or join the the Irish league, what ever they are called.
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