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SPL chiefs are considering a move which could see Rangers docked 30 points at the start of NEXT season.

Top-flight chairmen met at Hampden yesterday to discuss measures to deal with the cash woes which have plagued SPL clubs this term.

SunSport understands that at least one chairman argued the current standard ten-point deduction for clubs going into administration isn't fair enough.

Instead it was suggested a formula should be used which would result in a penalty that better reflected the crime a club had committed by overspending.

That figure would be determined by taking a club's average points total over the previous three completed seasons and dividing it by three.

Crisis club Rangers have already been hit with a ten-point penalty this term.

But if the new ruling is rubber-stamped in time it would leave them with a mountain to climb if they are still being run by the bean counters next term.

They have won the SPL for the previous three seasons with totals of 93, 87 and 86 points — giving an average of just under 89 points.

Dividing that by a further three would give a penalty close to the 30-point mark.

That would leave them needing to win TEN games before they have reached zero points.

Another suggestion mentioned involved employing an accountancy firm to make sure the books of SPL club are in order.

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "Under current rules if Rangers are still in administration next season they will be docked ten points at the start of the season.

"But the rules could change in April or July.

"With regards to financial fair play we didn't talk about a specific club.

"These are just general rules we may adopt in the future.

"Our board will propose a number of changes.

"The level of sporting sanction when a club has an insolvency event is currently only ten points. Is that enough? You can also look at the situation in the Football League in England, where if a club is late paying its players then they have to report that to the league and it becomes potentially a disciplinary case.

"That's not the case here currently. The late payment of PAYE to HMRC is another potential avenue.

"Currently it's not a breach of the rules to fail to pay your players or to fail to pay the taxman any PAYE.

"We might be in a situation where that COULD become a breach of the rules.

"As soon as a club fails to pay its players or the taxman on time it might be a disciplinary case we can take forward.

"At the moment we have to wait for a complaint from a player or players.

"All these are the sorts of areas that could come under financial fair play.

"We looked at best practice elsewhere and had a good discussion about that with a view to putting proposals before the clubs next month."

A representative from Gers' administrators Duff and Phelps attended the meeting and insisted the club would not be liquidated.

But at the same time measures for such an outcome were also highlighted.

Doncaster added: "That was part of the discussions.

"There's no precedent north of the border. There is south of the border, where Leeds were effectively reborn as a new company in League One without being relegated.

"But it appears it's the desire of the Rangers administrators to emerge through a CVA."

The SPL later announced they are to investigate alleged undisclosed payments to players by Rangers.

But Gers did dodge one disciplinary hearing by the skin of their teeth yesterday after agreeing to stump up the £80,000 ticket money owed to Dunfermline.

Doncaster confirmed: "We learned the administrators had agreed to pay Dunfermline the outstanding money.

"So our action relating to Rangers went away.

"The board would have had a range of 18 different sanctions available to them, ranging from a warning to expulsion, if Rangers hadn't settled.

"We have clear rules about payment to other clubs within certain time frames. As soon as that gate money became late we received a request to take action. The matter has now been settled."

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Whoever is breaking their back to push this idea through should be violently punished. It's clearly Thompson from United, despicable bastard makes me sick. I'd love to see him in a wheelchair. Everyone that's participating in the attempted assassination of our club is CULPABLE and deserve what they get.

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SunSport understands that at least one chairman argued the current standard ten-point deduction for clubs going into administration isn't fair enough.

Instead it was suggested a formula should be used which would result in a penalty that better reflected the crime a club had committed by overspending.

I can exclusively reveal the real formula to be:

x Rangers titles - y Celtic titles * mention of Sporting Integrity on Radio Clyde = points deduction next season

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Whoever is breaking their back to push this idea through should be violently punished. It's clearly Thompson from United, despicable bastard makes me sick. I'd love to see him in a wheelchair. Everyone that's participating in the attempted assassination of our club is CULPABLE and deserve what they get.

A fine piece of writing mate (tu)

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Considering the way Liewell and co are always bleating about integrity, where's the integrity in changing the rules to get at a particular club.

Since when have the SFA/SPL ever changed anything in less than a season ?

They wouldn't dare as it would precipitate the collapse of scottish football.

It does show though, they are shiting it at the thought of us staying in the SPL. :lol:

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This is why we have to stop going to away grounds for the rest of the season. So these chairman feel what it is like to loss a revenue steam they depend on and make them think twice in these meetings. Hitting them in the pocket is the only way to stop the witch hunt most of these chairmen are on.

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Whoever is breaking their back to push this idea through should be violently punished. It's clearly Thompson from United, despicable bastard makes me sick. I'd love to see him in a wheelchair. Everyone that's participating in the attempted assassination of our club is CULPABLE and deserve what they get.

You'll probably do time for making that comment. You clown.

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Why is this guy not banned yet ? Are we freely allowing the darkside to walk among us ?

You're suggesting I get banned from this board for speaking out against bigotry and the incitement of violence?

That would look good for the forum, right?

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Dear SPL

Dock us 30 points, kiss your away money goodbye

Now fuck off

Dado

This :clap: If we could just fill,or 3/4 fill,Ibrox and boycott away grounds as long as our team knows we are doing this for them not against them! :uk:

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What do these cunts not understand?????

SKY TV - Contract of £85m starting next season

Clause: fixture list must contain 4 RANGERS V CELTIC MATCHES.. Ok, if we are docked 30 points next season then SKY will get their matches. But if we get relegated then oooops there goes interest and the TV contract and the money. You can just picture Liewell: "but Sky, we can give you 4 games of C*ltic v Livingston?"

Fuck off SPL, fuck off the other 11 "clubs", fuck off Thompson, fuck off Tainted FC and everything you's stand for (racism, bigotry, paranoia), fuck off SFA, fuck off HMRC, just everybody fuck the fuck off.

The sooner we get into England or some form of British league or an Atlantic league or something, anything that doesn't involve this corrupt country and their corrupt governing bodies, the better.

Rant over, night fellas! (tu)

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