Brown called Green right with only one solution remaining


Scottish football has gone through months of drama and uncertainty to rescue ‘Rangers’.  Only weeks ago we were told a CVA was likely.  Once this failed the question of today’s SPL vote crystallised.

The SPL met several times to discuss this matter, even doing so before Rangers CVA failed.  Sentiment was firmly behind Newco, to the extent that some were worried they would be allowed into the league without any sanction (if one Ayrshire club had their way).  All this changed when Charles Green and Duff and Phelps agreed to challenge the SFA at the Court of Session.  At the SPL meeting following this decision the mood changed dramatically.

I then had several friends in the media rubbish my suggestion that Newco were far from certain of being voted into the SPL.  To be fair to them, my information was not coming from Neil Doncaster, whereas theirs was.  If Doncaster was so assured when speaking to the media, day after day, we can only imagine what he was saying to Green. His influence has not been helpful to the cause he championed.

Clubs, who were previously weighing up the argument, suddenly had a convincing point to consider.  Rangers going to court was the biggest own goal in their 140 year history.  Terry Butcher, eat your heart out.

After this Green was at the mercy of fortune, and the growing influence of the hawk(s) in the SPL who saw no need to create space for Newco.  In many respects, John Brown is correct.  Having gambled and failed, Green did whatever he could to accommodate but there was no way back.  Underestimate John Brown at your peril, he has his club’s interests at heart and has the fortitude to raise a phoenix from the ruins of Ibrox.  His unconventional style is easy to mock but it is just what needed (I truly believe this).

Where now for the Newco-Sevco-Rangers?  I don’t see a solution.  Sooner or later Mr Green will let his friends know they only way forward is for him to acquire an existing Scottish Football League club, rename it to something like Rangers United, and move it to Ibrox.

The toxic history would be set free and it would be game-on.  Keep your eye on Cowdenbeath.

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  1. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    Stop doing that, Paul.



    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 3 July, 2012 at 20:35 said:




    the honest mistakes began in the 30s



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  2. The Pantaloon Duck on

    Aye, I reckon this is where the Cowdenbeath Solution comes into play.

  3. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    God knows what happened with my repost @16.58.



    I’ve ben possessed by the spirit of canamalar.



    Is there an exorcist in the house?

  4. Another historic easy day to remember 14 February And now 4th July. Anything planned for the 12th?



  5. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    But if Bomber Browns Rangers wants to play at Ibrox they have to deal with Green right ?



    Hail Hail

  6. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    This is what I meant to repost.



    thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on 4 July, 2012 at 16:57 said:


    I take it that Green’s helicopter has been stood down until next week, when it will be on 24 hour stand-by to visit SFL chairmen.



    Surely after the SPL issue their invite to Club12, Doncoyote’s involvement in this scandal will be over.



    It will be Longmuir and then Regan’s baby then.



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  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Brown is pedalling the “surrender” line now, I think we know where this is going now, bringing PL in to it.Neil will be getting blamed soon…..


    A dangerous rabble rouser IMO.

  8. up_over_goal on

    Cowdenbeath FC have called an EGM tonight at 6.30.



    Pipe smoke and mirrors.

  9. Can’t agree about Brown, Paul.



    He may galvanize the hun hordes, but what about banks, investors etc.



    How can a guy who has no obvious talents other than rabble-rousing head up a meaningful effort to take on the challenges that would lie ahead in creating something from the ashes of rankers?



    I would be more concerned about the safety of our supporters in the weeks/months ahead than any silk purse he could make from the sow’s ear that was rankers.

  10. Auld Neil Lennon heid on



    You will be glad to hear that for a licence to play in UEFA competition, UEFA would still apply the 3 year exclusion rule to a club taking over another to effect a structural change.


    Keeping Cowdenrangers away from UEFA money is key to curbing their excesses

  11. I spoke to a Cowdenbeath director a few months ago about the possibility of them being taken over by Rangers.



    He told me that it wouldn’t be a problem for the fans as the club was originally called Cowdenbeath Rangers.



    I then spoke to a couple of diehard fans.


    They surprised me ,by stating the same.



    Rangers 1872 have planned ahead with this one.


    Findlay has been in situ for quite some time now,awaiting the call.



    ZombieRangersbeath could be upon us soon.



    The Zoms in Cowdenbeath ,outnumber the bluebrazil 4 to 1.



    Stock car racing or housing will be what Central park is used for.




  12. Tonight’s meeting at Cowdenbeath is a fans meeting:



    At the initiative of some supporters,and with the backing of the club,a meeting has been arranged to take place at Central Park at 7pm on Wednesday 4th July to discuss the possibility of encouraging all supporters and supporters’ groups to work together with the following aims-



    1 Progressing and improving the togetherness of all supporters with a common aim of supporting and driving the club forward.



    2 Forming closer links and better communication between all supporters and the club,and getting everyone behind the club in what should be a very exciting season ahead.



    3 Improving and encouraging wider community involvement and enhancing links between the club and the general community,



    4 Considering fund raising initiatives to assist both the club and community.



    5 Encouraging young fans to attend matches and to get closer involved with the club and to form closed links with primary and secondary schools.




    All are very welcome to attend and to share their views and thoughts.

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on







    Charles Green (Sir David Murrays gimp) will want his pound of flesh for handing over the keys … if he has the title deeds.



    Hail Hail

  14. P67



    Describing Brown as unconventional is probably the biggest compliment he has ever received



    Btw I agree with your sentiment re Brown , he knows what stokes up the hoarders



    However I consider their sense of entitlement and their inability to help themselves sto any significant degree will be their undoing …..



    I any event they’ll soon have no players with which to form a decent team



    Re Cowdenbeath ….is this speculation on your part …how do you consider the fans of Cowdenbeath would react

  15. Paul67



    A good article once again but i have to disagree on the Brown angle



    “A total embarrassment. A clown”



    The words of 2 separate Rangers 1872 supporters in my workplace today



    Their support is very much split where Brown is concerned

  16. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on





    awright, I was being a pedant, and probably wrong, the NI influx was around the 20s but the power base never consolidated till the 30s.


    But for your example and the modern honest mistakes (is rubbish), it was probably the most overt in modernhistory, so I’ll relent on your point :o)


    Now can I get my spirit back please :oD)))

  17. Awe naw



    Never mind the title deeds …what about the hidden letters …:-)

  18. Dontbrattbakkinanger on


    ‘They come from Lochgelly/ they’re fat and they’re smelly/ they havnae got telly/ the Cowden family’



    -marriage made in hillbilly heaven

  19. tomtheleedstim on

    Paul67 – I foresee a problem. There’s already a cowed ‘n beat Rangers.

  20. TT



    Thanks for answering my question



    Being from that area are you surprised with that reaction….or are they all huns up that way

  21. RVP,not signing a new deal with Arsenal,must be waiting with Black to see where sevco are playing next season

  22. From Garngad to Croy I am Neil Lennon. on

    Paul67 surely not even the dumbest of bears would sign up to ‘Cowdenbeath’ Rangers ?

  23. So Chuck Green told the other SPL clubs the punishments he felt should be given so his newco could take the place of the now dodoed huns.




    It doesn’t work like that in the land of integrity Chuck.


    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


    As I have been saying for a few months…


    Spartans for division 3.


    Apply the laws of the game without fear or favour.

  24. Stranglers?






    All F.Cs no matter what they call themselves.

  25. up_over_goal on

    I expect to see Green, Regan, Doncaster and Brown meet their sticky end, Raiders of the Lost Ark style, as they unseal the brogue of the covenant.

  26. Miki67, we are indeed 2 different people, me just a very long time lurker from the early days of of CQN.


    I do agree on the Cowdenbeath point, we appear to be running out of time for anything else. As I queried earlier, how long will it take for a current SFL club to be confirmed as a member of the SPL, surely the SFL can only vote to admit a new member once this has happened. Is next thursday enough time to do this?

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