Pot Calling The Kettle Green
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Pot Calling The Kettle Green

Pot Calling The Kettle Green

Some humour now, newco Rangers Chief Exec Charles Green has decided to open up the debate about a new super league, presumably oblivious to his own club's position...oh and by insulting Premiership clubs.

Seems a novel way of trying to get support for Scottish clubs to enter a joint league so they can share the money. I might try that next time myself when I go shopping, see if I can get somebody to give me a discount if I call them 'useless' and then talk total rollocks about the original price, showing I clearly don't understand what I'm talking about anyway.

Oh well, enjoy - quotes from EPSN:

'There will be a European league because big teams can't keep subsidising small team like Southampton for the next 10 years (still bitter about losing Steven Davis maybe?) because they will go stale. Arsenal don't want to play Southampton or Swansea, but ask them if they want to play Celtic or Rangers, it's what the fans want to see.'

With the movement of players between Southampton and Arsenal, I thought their recent match took on quite an interesting dimension myself. But then again in all my years of talking nonsense I've come across very few fans who want a European Super League.

I also very much doubt Arsenal want to play a third division Scottish team twice a year, or maybe they would, maybe they'd find it Sterling?

Oh he continues to blubber:

'Fans across the world want to see Manchester United play Barcelona, not just once every few years but every season. If there are two divisions of 18 clubs, how could Rangers not be part of that?'

Quite easily, I don't think Tamworth (and no disrespect to Tamworth) would be invited either. Interesting to see that worldwide fans take on more importance than a clubs own fans as well.

'I'm convinced it will happen because otherwise where will the revenues for the top come from? These days Arsenal are struggling to sell out their game against West Ham. How can Manchester United's revenues be £320million and Aston Villa, who are completely useless, get £250million?'

I'll ignore every football related revenue stream that ticket figures eclipse because all we know it's about sponsorship, corporate and TV money thesedays now but amazingly he clearly knows nothing of our revenues by spiff balling £250million. Blimey if they were that high, I doubt O'Neill would've walked!

Maybe, just maybe, he should concentrate on getting Rangers back to where their fans believe they belong before chatting utter tripe about other clubs.

Difficult to argue that we have been useless for the last few years, but at least we didn't almost not get a licence to exist and have to accept being dropped to the third division.

But then again, look what happened in a three team league at best, how would Rangers cope with a more balanced league?

Forum Thread on this very topic.

And what's the consensus:

'Rangers? That Highland League Team?' - Nimmo

'Remind me which division Rangers are in and how well they are playing, and how well they managed their money, and when they last won something outside of Scotland, and...' - Rev

'I think that Rangers should be put in a league with all the 'big hitters'

We could all have a laugh when they get hammered week in and week out.

Only then would that plank Green realise that Rangers, even of old, were only ever good because they had only 3-4 proper games a year.' - hanboroughvilla

And you know what, very little support for a super league unless it means we have a more balanced and competitive domestic game. Interesting, these fans are not the fans you are looking for Green.

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Isn't there a Rangers site you should be posting on pal, because look at the start of this article 'Some humour now'....this whole subject is what it is...a joke. Who give a monkey's what the boss of some team in the Scotish Tampax Unibond Highland league says.....nobody on here love.
16/10/2012 09:10:00
RTID, I'm Irish (take off your blinkers and look at my username), the most loved fans in Europe, proud to have been born in Birmingham to Irish parents, living in the emerald isle and passionate about the team I love, Aston Villa.
15/10/2012 22:20:00
Also their were a few fans that wrecked the place who are total scum, i know because i was there and i can assure u the vast majority of fans were great. Plus that comment is a bit rich from an english fan-are they not the most hated fans around europe due to their hooligan element????????
15/10/2012 20:20:00
Madrish celtic took 60000 to seville........also we will be in the spl next season.....watch this space
15/10/2012 20:12:00
As for u brisbane lion. Our games this season have had reporters from the u.s, australia, japan, canada, france, spain, brazil, and many other countries such is the interest in us even at the lowly level we find ourselves so to say theirs no interest is a load of *****.
15/10/2012 20:10:00
RTID, your lot brought 200000 fans to Manchester and they wrecked the place, Celtic brought 200000 to Seville and had a ball. The only common denominator: both teams were beaten. Nobody doubts the passion of Glasgow as a football city, but Charles Green comes in to the category of throwing stones in glass houses with comments like those. The nearest Rangers are going to get to playing in England in the near future will be your trips to Berwick Rangers. Enjoy the rebuilding, RTID, the long way back not the fast track to the top.
15/10/2012 20:07:00
Avdomfc Technically ur full of pish. Rangers won the cup winners cup which of course is a european trophy............also rangers fc history is intact, only deluded celtic fans and clowns like u say otherwise and we have won more trophies than any other club on the planet........FACT. I know the spl is ***** but that makes us getting to the semi final of the european cup in 92 even better. When villa and celtic won the european cup it wasnt as difficult as half the teams were part time back then
15/10/2012 20:06:00
RTID you have lost the plot, great rant tho I really enjoyed it. Have rangers won away from home yet in the highland division 3. I noticed Celtic won away in the champions league the other week so it is totally unfair to compare you both now. As they say your leagues apart. VTID
15/10/2012 19:38:00
Rangers v Celtic is only a big game in Scotland and Ireland you miss guided man.lived in Spain, it was only watched by scot expats.the only games watched are barca and real.its only watched around europe by again a few scots ,as I said its the prem here in Australasia, china,Japan, etc. It's only you lot up their who rave about it,and its not for football reasons ,maybe in Boston you might get an interest but please,it's not the biggest game in the world football Calander. And your comments regards what gazza said,,,,,priceless .....what did you say you won in world football??? Nothing! And the reason so many fans travel out of Glasgow is because its the most depressing place outside of Coventry..... Fact.. And yes ,I have been their a few times.....
brisbane lion
15/10/2012 12:32:00
RTID. Villa have won the European Cup Rangers have simply won nothing outside Scotland but I have no reason to insult the scottish teams or the SPL with the chairman you have he can talk the SPL down quicker than anybody. I would guess the vast majority of Rangers fans are totally embaressed by him.As for quoting history and players at us you could not pick a worse team to do that to as one of the original founders of the football league.
15/10/2012 12:01:00
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