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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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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday October 12 2012
Time: 7:24PM


I know charlie green can come out with some cracking statements at times but I have to make a point here inregards to some of your comments. 1, rangers are a far bigger club thanmost premiership clubs, with a bigger fanbase, bigger stadia etc. they are in Div 3 through mismanagement but even though they are we can still sign playersthat are spl standard. 2, they recently broke the world record for thehighest attendance for a 4th tier game with just under 50000 at the game (villa can only dream of these figures). We had the highest attendance in the whole of the uk a few weeks ago again as a div 3 team. 3, if we were in the EPL we would have a higher revenue and would attract top players and within 5 years we would be a top 4 team easily (sir alex has said this many times in the past) The fact is rangers and celtic for that matter are huge no matter what division theyr in as they are 2 of thw best supported teams in the world....... Ask yourself how many fans would be at a villa game if they ended up in league 2???????
12/10/2012 20:33:00
12/10/2012 21:23:00
lol what a mug the guys vindictive rangers will never be back on top again and why should they be involved in a super league they cheated broke rules to win things and now Charles green is moaning because we make 250m in rev just because they cant make 20m id take this with a pinch of salt guys jealous
12/10/2012 23:12:00
Rangers fan - it really doesn't matter what you think your club would do in the English Premier League, just as it doesn't matter what Aston Villa would do in La Liga or the Bundesliga - it is irrelevant. After years and boring years of there being only two clubs in Scotland with any chance of winning anything, simply because nobody else has any cash, you now have a league with just one team with any chance of winning. You have no clue about playing hard games every time, week in week out. Half of your games are Sunday league standard. Finally, nobody wants Scottish clubs in the Premiership except the only two Scottish clubs of an significance - Celtic and Hibernian.
13/10/2012 00:03:00
P.S. If you are going to use big words to describe your big club, do try to get them right. The plural of stadium is stadiums, because it derives from Greek, not Latin. And you'd need more than one to have bigger stadia.
13/10/2012 00:06:00
0 "league 3" we got thousand vs Bournemouth. Crawl back up Fergustein's cavity Mr Asshole
13/10/2012 00:56:00
I hope he took his trousers and underpants off before he cleared his throat............
Pride of Lions
13/10/2012 01:25:00
Its a laft aint it - if i remember correctly Rangers could not enter any European compo this year because they cheated (i.e. wrote checks that their 50,000 plus gate a week could not cash) there way to success for a good few years. - hopefully it will be a good few years before they get anywhere near the SPL or European football again.
13/10/2012 07:31:00
I am still surprised that UEFA havent adopted a league format for the CL. drop the deadwood and makeweights and base the competition on ability and no doubt financial consideration. If for example, they "invited" the biggest and best 32 clubs to take part and build the format around that, for example four leagues of eight teams, and the top two making a quarter final knock out comp, would probably have a greater interest for the paying public and also make them more financially as there would not be so many mis-matches and also everyone would have to fight for their places, as you could in effect have a promotion and relegation, based on performance from those involved and those looking to get in.
13/10/2012 13:44:00
This is desperate selfish talk. The bloke only bought the club to make money. He is bitter because most of the players walked for nothing. The fans don't want him there either.
13/10/2012 17:59:00
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