Rangers welcome acceptance into SFL
Charles Green has supported the decision to place Rangers in the Scottish Third Division
Newco Rangers chief executive Charles Green believes the decision taken by Scottish Football League chairmen to install the club into the Irn-Bru Third Division maintains Scottish football's 'sporting integrity'.
At a meeting at Hampden on Friday the 30 SFL clubs voted 25-5 in favour of entering Rangers into the bottom tier and Green is now looking forward to the club getting back to footballing matters.
"We are grateful to be accepted as members of the SFL and accept their decision to vote us into Division Three," he told the official Rangers website.
"It is a matter of regret for all of us involved with Rangers that the issues surrounding the club resulted in the SFL and its members being placed in a very difficult position not of their own making. From the outset, we made clear we would play where we were told to play and we just want to get back to playing football.
"This decision maintains the sporting integrity that clubs and fans across Scotland have been calling for but it also impacts massively on Scottish football as a whole and only time will tell what the consequences will be.
"Rangers has been handed the ultimate punishment of starting again from the bottom of the leagues but there is an overwhelming feeling among fans and within the club of 'wiping the slate clean' as a club free of sanctions.
"We have been greatly encouraged by the number of supporters who have committed to buying season tickets no matter where we ended up playing and I personally want to thank them for their continued loyalty to the club.
"We are a football club and we just want to get back to playing football. Now is the time to move on and start afresh."
"Our task to rebuild the club will take longer now but we are committed to the job and fully believe we will bring success back to Rangers."
Green also said the club were keen to rebuild and be an active member of the Third Division. He said: "The people who brought shame on this great club are no longer part of it and everyone at Rangers is focused on rebuilding the club on top of a solid financial foundation."
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As a true blue for 50years we've got to accept the punishment and do the porridge. But i hope that people like Murray and Advocatt who caused this mess are proud of what they've done to my club
and i hope the Taxman goes after all the Tax dodgers as they have done with the club.
On a lighter note if we have any loyal players left at the start of the season, lets get back up to the premier as quick as possible.
Here's a thought i wonder how Celtic, Hearts or the rest in the premier league will feel if they are knocked out of the cup competions by a third division club, we might have the last laugh.
When you think how everyone voted what about hearts managment not paying wages on time or their tax bill on time they should face the same
sorry folks but i do believe this is also the beginning of the end for celtic also...who seriously is going to want to go there now ??? how does the saying go ??? be careful what you wish for !!!
Well it will be interesting to see how many true blues show up for 3rd division matches this season.
If what i've herard is true season ticket sales are doing ok, and at least we will spread the money
around in the lower divisions and help the poorer clubs. Maybe the Premier will be bankrupt in 4 to 5 years without Rangers money and SKY etc..
I don't think it will be as easy to climb out of the lower leagues as alot of people think with a youth team
but at the end of the day why did we build Murray Park facilities if we are not going to use them.
Rangers fans need to back the club and the new owner! It was ridiculous to see the fans protesting a few days after this man and his backers saved this club by buying it. Now they are in the third division they can clear the decks and get back to football. They are clearly a massive club but this is a reality check and they will be better of if the financies are properly accounted for! The lose of revenue to other clubs in Scotland will hopefully be reacted by them slashing the wages of the players and staff who have been getting over paid for far to long. With any luck this will effect the Scottish game by seeing clubs improving faciliitys and ticket prices for fas instead of players demands!
As a Hearts fan I will be watching to see Rangers' progress and hoping that Hearts dont follow them into the terrible position that the previous owners have lead Rangers into!
Yes, the vote today was a vote for sporting integrity, the SPL didn't want us in their league, but they
didn't want us too far away so that they were still making money from us, so stuff the lot of them
and let's see how they get on now without SKY and other sponsors' money.
It wont be too long before they're blaming Rangers for the mess that they are all going to be in, but Rangers will come back stronger and better and with their heads held high.
"WE ARE THE PEOPLE"
We Are The People
all the best rangers
its the fans that suffer as its their club
the owners come and go and should be accountable for what they have created
dont think it is fair on the fans to be put in league 3
hope those other money men at other clubs that voted them out have their turn and see how they like it
before you IRA idiots go on i dont support scottish football and i dont think your club has a place with all yee paddy hatred
oh yes remember BIG JOCK KNEW