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Dundee Utd Director Thompson states :

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson believes clubs would not vote a Rangers Newco into SPL as things stand at present.

United chairman also says Scottish football can survive without Rangers and that he is in talks about a new deal for manager Peter Houston

Never again will I darken their door.

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its a shame really. someone who is in charge of a football club should know how to protect their club. could the SPL survive without rangers? yes, but it would become a semi-pro league within a decade. and dundee utd would not be part of that. imo of course ;)

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He REALLY doesnt want our travelling support's money, does he?

Another clown within our game.

I reckon they and St Johnstone had already cut their cloth concerning us,

and costing 2 votes against the newco

they would be hoping for a return of the junkies from futher down

Tannadice Street,ie..."creating" 3 or 4 possible new derbies

to make up the shortfall of our possible 1 "away" visit pending on

top 6 for eiether of them

:wanker:

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We must not forget the boycott, especially when it comes to this nugget. We'll see how well he'd survive.

Agree 100%

Thompson is a mouthy scumbag and his team are only afloat because his dad's money has bankrolled the team for about the past 10 years.

Every time we have been to their ground we have filled at least 60% of it.

They rely on our gate money because their own support is pish.

Dundee Hivs have picked a fight they will not win

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Full Statement:

Stephen Thompson doubts Rangers newco's SPL chances

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson believes Scottish Premier League clubs would not vote a Rangers 'newco' into the league as things stand.

Prospective Rangers owner Charles Green may relaunch the club as a new company.

"It wouldn't be just a simple yes or no vote, they'd have to negotiate their way back in again," said Thompson. "That might not be easy for them."

Meanwhile, Thompson revealed he is in talks with manager Peter Houston's agent about a new deal.

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“Most fans of other clubs outside Rangers are fed up with the whole scenario”

Stephen Thompson

Dundee United chairman

Rangers currently await the outcome of a company voluntary arrangement proposal which will dictate whether the club can continue in its present form.

Should the CVA be rejected by creditors, it is likely Green would attempt to transfer the club's assets to a newco, including Rangers' share in the SPL.

The decision over whether the newco could replace the existing Rangers in the league would be taken by the other 11 member clubs.

As well as financial problems, Rangers have been fighting footballing sanctions handed out by the Scottish FA and succesfully overturned a 12-month transfer embargo at the Court of Session, with the governing body told to consider issuing a different punishment.

"I'd have my doubts whether they'd get sufficient votes to get back in," said Thompson.

"There's been a lack of remorse shown. Views have hardened.

"Taking things to a court of law hasn't helped. That's certainly hardened views of people within the game.

"Next week the CVA will be decided. Next week will be the turning point and we'll see where it goes from there."

Thompson has received "emails and letters in the hundreds" from fans opposed to a Rangers newco being admitted to the SPL and the chairman suspects the issue is already having an effect on season ticket sales.

"One or two are holding back, I've no doubt about that and that effects what I'm capable of doing with regard to bringing players in," he said.

"It's not just people who are 15, 16-years-old on message boards, I'm talking about people writing in who have been season ticket holders for 30 or 40 years with very, very strong feelings.

"It's damaging for the game. Most fans of other clubs outside Rangers are fed up with the whole scenario.

Houston has been in charge at Tannadice since succeeding Craig Levein in 2009

"All we really want is clarity so that we can all move on."

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Dundee Utd Director Thompson states :

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson believes clubs would not vote a Rangers Newco into SPL as things stand at present.

United chairman also says Scottish football can survive without Rangers and that he is in talks about a new deal for manager Peter Houston

Never again will I darken their door.

Bobby Sands would.

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