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Llambias To Offer Rangers Fans Better Deal Than Toon Fans Got?
Published : 17 Feb 2013 13:33:35Rss feed
There's obviously more to football than just Newcastle United for 'Del Boy' Derek Llambias. He was in Glasgow on Friday evening, addressing Rangers supporters.
Rangers fans' representatives have given chief executive Charles Green their backing to push ahead with the sale of naming rights for their stadium – as long as Ibrox remains in the title.
Which is more than we got at St James' Park!
It was "Sports Direct Arena" ... END OF!
And IF they get their way, a few questions should be asked about the way Llambias and Ashley view their relationship with the Geordies!
More than 300 supporters attended a fans' forum at the Govan club on Friday night which was addressed by Green and the Newcastle United managing director.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has held talks with Rangers over purchasing the naming rights.
Ashley is a Rangers shareholder and his SportsDirect firm are the "official retail partner" of the Glasgow club.
A statement on Rangers' website said: "Following a discussion on the potential commercial opportunities for the club through naming rights, fans gave the go-ahead for Green to progress the issue but made clear that any renaming of the stadium should include 'Ibrox'."
Manager Ally McCoist: "I am reasonably open-minded about the whole thing.
"There is a big part of the traditionalist in me, which would say leave it alone, but I understand there's an opportunity to raise income.
"I think the most important thing is that the fans' views are taken on board because it really is such a controversial topic.
"No matter what happens, people will not be happy. All I would hope for is that the majority are happier."
Source: Newcastle United Mad