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I fucking hate the Record!

SPFL risk fan backlash as Rangers get a helping hand in the League Cup

THE Ibrox side face Inverness in round two and have been told the winner will go straight into the hat for round three as one of the eight seeded sides.

SNS Grouprangers.jpgRangers will be seeded if they beat ICT

THE SPFL are braced for a backlash after it emerged Rangers could end up being seeded after today’s League Cup last 16 draw – despite the club being ranked 23rd.

The Ibrox side face Inverness Caledonian Thistle in round two and have been told the winner will go straight into the hat for round three of the competition as one of the eight seeded sides.

Do Rangers deserve to be seeded in the Third Round of the League Cup?

The SPFL say they had to make the move as Gers are a round behind other clubs due to Ibrox being out of use during the Commonwealth Games.

If they see off Caley, Rangers would avoid the big guns while the eighth-ranked side would get a tougher tie.

But the SPFL insist their hands are tied ahead of today’s draw. Operations chief Anton Fagan said: “This was done to ensure the smooth running of the tournament.”

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ICT are seeded, so we take their spot if we beat them because the draw is before the game. That is the extent of the story.

Story seems to imply it's more because we're a round behind this has to happen for operational reasons.

But yeah, get your point.

Bad Rangers.

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If Legia had been successful in their appeal, they would have effectively taken Celtic's ranking and played Maribor last night. That wasn't an issue for the Daily Rhecord because it happens frequently for the smooth running of competitions and draws. It's only an issue now that it involves the world's most successful club.

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If c****c can make a claim to be seeded in the CL because they won a European Cup 47 years ago, and England make a claim to be seeded in the world cup because they won it 48 years ago, Rangers have a right to be seeded in the League Cup as the club who have won it more times than any other club. At the end of the day it's all about the Rangers, did we really expect anything other than a negative slant on a story about us after their record last night of being knocked out of the CL twice in one season?

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Only thing I can think of is that it's to do with where you finished in the League last season? I.e 12 SPL teams plus 10 from the Championship would all of been ranked ahead of us (1-22) ?

Doesn't make much sense in all honesty but there's a surprise...

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Were these "fans" outraged before the Record story which appears to be trying to incite it.

The DR even has a poll so they can have another story tomorrow on how many were "outraged"

Aren't these the same folk who said "rules are rules" when it came to the Legia fiasco ?

To think some were defending Jackson and this rag.

It reminds me if the way they stoked the flames prior to our being demoted. They had constant stories giving a platform to our enemies.

Hopefully it will be bust and gone soon.

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