If Newco think SFA board member Gary Hughes is likely to be a thorn in their side due to his Celtic supporter credentials, or because he referred to (Oldco) fans as “the great unwashed” in 2006, I suspect they are mistaken.
Hughes was a member of the SFA board which last year decided decline the SPFL’s decision to investigate Oldco’s practices. What has now happened, due to the Daily Record’s splash on Hughes’ comment this morning, is that he is effectively neutered on the subject of Newco/Oldco.
None of this is likely to impact on the forthcoming action of Rangers licence to compete in European football in 2011, Gary Hughes has no influence there whatsoever. But it helps create a beleaguered narrative, should matters go against the Rangers group of clubs. And that lot, great or otherwise, do love a beleaguered narrative.