Pars await fate as Rangers sent to Third Division
Published 13 Jul 2012 16:42 3 Comments
Rangers will start the new season in the Irn-Bru Third Division after a vote by Scottish Football League (SFL) chairmen at Hampden today.
Charles Green's Sevco consortium was forced to apply for entry to the SFL after Scottish Premier League clubs voted against the new Rangers being admitted to the top flight.
Dunfermline hope to be chosen to take the Ibrox club's place in the Premier League and will discover their fate this Monday when the SPL meet to discuss who will replace Rangers.
As it stands either the Pars or First Division runners-up Dundee will play in the SPL this season but it's possible that a major re-organisation of the leagues will also come in.
A total of 25 of the 30 SFL member clubs voted against admitting Rangers into Division One.
There had been 29 clubs in favour of admitting the new Rangers to the SFL structure after last week's rejection by the SPL.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 13 Jul 12
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Jul 13, 19:08
SPL clubs couldn't have sorted this out when they met the other day then?
All it would've taken was another question on the ballot paper to save time, money & resources, something like:
"Should Rangers lose their SPL status, which of Dunfermline or Dundee would you like to see in their place as club 12?"
This simple thing would've saved time & both clubs being able to prepare for the forthcoming season instead of having to wait another 3 days!!
Just another in a long line of shambles surrounding this situation!!
Recommend? Yes 12 No 2
Jul 15, 10:09
exactly what have dunfermline done to earn a place in spl?? lose most of their games?, what a great reason to put them where they clearly don't belong playing with the little clubs is all that dunfermline derserve, and always will, they do'nt have the financial aspect to be up there with the bigger clubs, thinking they better than they are, does not win them games.
Recommend? Yes 1 No 6
Jul 15, 13:20