St.Johnstone make it SIX SPL clubs to say no to the Rangers newco


A statement on the official club website, read: “The ongoing uncertainty surrounding Rangers has been an unwelcome distraction which has had an adverse effect on both participating SPL Clubs and Scottish Football in general.

“The present economic climate has made it extremely difficult for anyone involved in football and any reduction in income will have a serious impact on this Football Club.

“Notwithstanding the potentially damaging financial implications, the Board believes that sporting integrity should not be sacrificed in favour of economic expediency.

“Over the last few weeks there has been a mounting groundswell of opinion amongst our fans which has clearly shown that the vast majority of our supporters would not favour an application by newco Rangers to the SPL. This has simply reaffirmed the Board’s position.

“It is important that a clear and unambiguous message goes out from the custodians of Scottish Football that this sort of scenario should never be allowed to happen again.

“As a result, St Johnstone Football Club will not support an application by newco Rangers to join the SPL.

“We would urge all St Johnstone fans to get behind the Club and offer their support in the challenging season which lies ahead.”

With the three no votes officially announced today from Aberdeen, Inverness and now St.Johnstone. Joining the votes from Hibs, Hearts and Dundee United already known, it means that currently the vote sits at 6-1 at this moment in time [with the one vote obviously coming from Rangers themselves].


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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