To Uefa - anti corruption
Are the scottish football authorities allowed to make the decision for New Rangers to enter the first division therefore bypassing other clubs who want to join the scottish football league AND bypass all clubs in divisions three and two?
The authorities now state that there is the possibility that member clubs will not be allowed to vote on this. Surely that is a breach of both scottish football and uefa regulations.
In previous years, two other Scottish football clubs - Gretna and Livingston- were both demoted to the third division when their clubs became insolvent with sets a precedent for what must happen to this new entity. Gretna were unable to commit to fulfilling their football obligations and left the scottish senior leagues completely.
New Rangers manager Ally McCoist has also stated he believes they should begin in Division three as do c80% of the New Rangers fans according to New Rangers.
Direct quotes - http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/spl/4413457/Ally-Send-...
“Are the finances more important than the massive integrity and honesty of the Scottish game?
“Short term we don’t want to be in the Third Division but we’ll accept that.
“I have to re-build. Going into the Third Division gives us the best chance to do that".
“Having said that, we’ve had meetings with our supporters and towards 80 per cent have said enough is enough, let’s go to SFL 3.
The views of a respected English journalist with no connection to any Scottish club so his views can be taken as fully independent
Allegation of corruption, lying, bullying and threatening from a member club -
I am sure if you contacted Scottish football league clubs they would also highlight that there appears to be misleading information being given to them due to the authorities clear desire to parachute New Rangers into division 1. Raith Rovers comments - http://www.raithrovers.net/3998/sfl-special-general-meeting-friday-13th-july-...
Clyde FC comments - http://www.clydefc.co.uk/news/2012/07/04/4137/
In view of the above, it is clear there is a clear lack of trust from member clubs on the competency, honesty and moral fibre of the various football authorities in Scotland and in view of the allegations made, we would ask that you investigate these and also step in immediately to ensure that the wishes of he member clubs are listened to and acted upon.
There is a serious risk to the future of scottish football and the onus is on the fans, the clubs and the governing bodies including Uefa to ensure the correct action is taken which is New Rangers beginning in Division three in line with clubs wishes and precedents the authorities themselves have set. It is clear that the governing bodies are trying to protect TV and sponsorship monies and will say this is necessary to save clubs however he clubs themselves are best served to decide on this and their views are clear. They are considering the views of their fans and know how many will turn their back on Scottish football for good.
The fans views unfortunately means absoutely nothing to the football authorities.
Hibernian Supporters - advocates of fair play.