Rangers miss out on millions after Champions League fail

Rangers miss out on millions after Champions League fail
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Rangers captain James Tavernier applauds the fans during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Rangers FC and AFC Ajax at Ibrox Stadium on November 01, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ok, £3.5M quid might not have quite enough to sign Erling Haaland, but thanks to GVB yesterday claiming Rangers have no money, a win and a draw in the UCL would have been a nice little bonus with a slim chance of making it to the Europa League. Probably not, in reality, but at least a bit of cash and a sliver of credibility.

But no, thanks to absolutely no points in this group, Rangers didn’t make a halfpenny from their UCL shambles, not a bonus few million at all. We were given the chance to at least score a win, a draw, something, a result. We didn’t expect progress and we only gave the UEL parachute a slim chance either, but a win or a draw or two would have been nice.

As it was we blew our chance completely and not only finished ignominiously as the all-time worst UCL campaign, but it didn’t even console us with a couple of extra quid in the bank.

UCL is lucrative, big money, and to secure the group phase then completely blow that chance to make some money out of it is kind of unforgivable.

Rangers were pretty much ‘very easy’ mode on FIFA for everyone else, we gave the others in the group 6 easy wins and we gifted them £18M easy money in the process. We didn’t get a penny, and we’ve missed out on what would have been nice money for us, especially given, according to our manager, the £130M we thought we’d earned the past year didn’t actually happen at all.

But then, if we earned £4M bonus cash for group results in the UCL, wouldn’t we just have been told there’s still no money? It seems that unless Rangers win the Euromillions of £250M we will have no money, but we’re pretty sure £130M wasn’t half bad in itself.

No, regardless, zero wins or draws mean not only are we the worst of all time, we don’t even have a bit of coin to go home with either to at least invest… wherever the money actually disappears to these days.


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