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Oh Dear - They Are All Ganging Up On Poor Gers!
Published : 25 Jun 2012 11:51:06
We reported at the weekend Rangers are looking to buy out an English club to join our league, with Bury snubbing their kind offer.
Things got worse for the Gers today, as Hibernian have become the latest club to confirm they will vote AGAINST newco Rangers' application for entry to the Scottish Premier League. The Edinburgh side (who join city rivals Hearts and Dundee United in going public with their plans to reject the Rangers bid) cited sporting integrity as the driving factor behind the decision.
Hibs statement: "Following a meeting of its board of directors, Hibernian FC confirmed that the club will vote against the transfer of the Rangers share in the SPL to a newco at the general meeting of SPL clubs on 4 July 2012.
"This re-affirms the view of the board that the sporting integrity of the SPL is of paramount importance.
"The board is also acutely aware that in making this decision, Hibernian - like other clubs in the SPL - will suffer collateral financial damage at a time of severe economic hardship and uncertainty.
"The board believes it is time for all fair-minded supporters to get behind their clubs and to contribute in whatever way they can to the viability of the professional game in Scotland."
Motherwell will ballot fans on June 29, while others have yet to make a decision.
The 12 top-flight clubs - including oldco Rangers - will cast their votes at an SPL general meeting on July 4.WOULD YOU LIKE RANGERS IN THE ENGLISH LEAGUE? PLEASE VOTE ... http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/interactive/voting_polls.asp