Alan McRae, the Scottish Football Association president has urged Rangers to try hard to end Celtic’s dominance next season, for the good of Scottish football.
What the hell did the SFA think was going to happen in 2012 when Rangers were dumped down to the 3rd Division? The SFA and the Scottish government stood back and did nothing to stop it – not a peep from any of them.
Could you imagine the Spanish league or their government allowing Real Madrid or Barcelona being thrown out of the top league for 4 or 5 years? They wouldn’t be so daft. In fact, when Real were in debt to the tune of nine figures, the Spanish government bent over backwards to help them out.
The SNP who were in power in 2012 did not step in with any suggestions to try and mediate the situation which was developing with the small minded bosses of the SPL. A blind man running for a bus could see that a league without Rangers was eventually going to run into financial trouble and then become excruciatingly boring.
When Donald Trump was going to lose out in his plans to invest millions of pounds building a world class golf complex north of Aberdeen, the SNP stepped in against the Aberdeen Council to INSIST that they supported the deal. WHY? Because Scotland is too small a country to let an incredible opportunity like that be axed by a small minded Aberdeen District Council.
Well done Alex Salmond – but where were you when Rangers needed the same governing body to step in and advise the even more small minded thinking SPL not to be so bloody stupid with dumping the ‘Gers down all the divisions to commit Scottish football suicide! Even then-Prime Minister David Cameron tried to step in and comment on the situation, deeply hoping it could be resolved.
After Celtic cruised to yet another SPL title last season by an unconceivable 30-point margin over Aberdeen and an even more incredible 39-points ahead of our Glasgow giants Rangers – NOW the SFA have something to say?!?! Much too late!
They steamrolled their way through the whole season unbeaten and Scottish chief McRae predicts that another season like that, would ruin the game in Scotland. Too many Celtic triumphs would be “boring and dreary” for the sake of our game in general, and Rangers have been urged to put up more of a fight, next season, to end the dominance of Celtic.
You must admit that Rangers are doing their best to rectify the situation by signing so many of the best players their budget will allow, but then again, you could say that the Teddy Bears had no other option than to give it a go.
But the SFA should look inwardly rather than towards Ibrox for blaming the country’s game for deteriorating so badly.