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Scottish League 1 Rangers Fan Group Tells Season-Ticket Holders To Stand Firm

04 / 16 / 14

A Scottish League 1 Rangers fan group insisted on Monday night that its "decision to withhold season-ticket money would not push the club into a second administration," according to David McCarthy of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Union of Fans -- which is backing former Rangers Dir Dave King's bid ...

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03/11/14
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