Someone mentioned before the thread got hijacked that Rangers could re enter the SPL under a different name. I always thought they would have to start from scratch in the bottom league. Is it possible for them to go straight back into the SPL?, I couldnt see Celtic being happy with that as it would mean Rangers would be completely debt free and in a much stronger position than before.
The SPL clubs would vote on it. Would expect Celtic to say no. Have been told 3 other clubs have already indicated they would say no. If they don't get the votes they need (think they need 10 out of the 11) they would have to apply to be put into the third division. It wouldn't just be the Celtic supporters unhappy about it. Aberdeen and Hibs fans have been going mad about the thought of them getting away with what you suggest... and they are probably not the only ones.
This was in reply to your earlier post which appears to have been deleted.
Attacting players. There is always going to be an element of that but pretty much everyone agrees that the decline of Scottish football started when buying overseas became regularity rather than an occurrence. Over the last few years a greater emphasise has been put by individual clubs and more recently the SFA on grass roots to benefit the entire country. That is not something that will magically work overnight but in 5 - 10 years time may help reduce the need to "attract" players. That being long term.
I've tried thinking how to word the following differently as some may take it the wrong way but can't. So i am not trying to start an argument or be confrontational. IMO we are facing a problem and we have to adapt and people should have (i know Celtic have) prepared for it.
Short term, rangers can't help themselves never mind anyone else. The rest of the league has to carry on while rangers sort themselves out. It is up to the people in charge at those clubs to make the best of this situation. The league can't just stop because rangers are in trouble. We can't be looking to them and saying we need them because the next few years is going to be hard on them. No club should need rangers in the sense of how they run their own clubs. It has been no secret in financial circles of the problems at rangers. If spl clubs were not preparing for this, then i would deffinitely accuse them of negligence to their fans.
Rangers will be back in some way but it will be difficult for them for a while. Everyone else is just going to have to adapt whilst rangers find their feet.