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SBD Global/June 18, 2012/Franchises
Rangers Crisis Could Bring Change To Scottish Football Landscape
Published June 18, 2012
GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP: Also in London, Gabriele Mardcotti reports at some point in the next month the 12 SPL teams will vote on whether the new company Rangers "can be admitted to next season’s SPL." Eight of them have to say “yes.” Rangers get a vote, so they need to "get another seven clubs on board." Early indications are that "four will agree, three will say no and the remaining four are up for grabs." If Rangers’ application is turned down, they will enter the SPL’s pyramid, possibly as far down as the third tier (LONDON TIMES, 6/18). Meanwhile, the DAILY RECORD reported that the Rangers will be replaced with "Club 12" when the official fixture list for the '12-13 season is released Monday. The SPL announced their move "after it was claimed the now-liquidated Ibrox side would not have their name included among the teams on the list." With no one sure which league the Rangers will play in next season, SPL bosses "revealed the club name would be omitted from the fixtures" (DAILY RECORD, 6/17).