Former Aberdeen striker, Noel Whelan, reckons that the SPFL hasn’t heard the last of Rangers as they continue to refuse to accept defeat following the EGM gathered to vote on a potential independent investigation into the governing body.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan explains why the serial losers have struggled to get their way in recent weeks.
So what has Whelan said?
When asked if he feels that the Gers will now back down following their latest set-back, he said:
“It is very hard to get your way against a governing body like the SPFL.
“They were not worried about it and they think it is just something out of nothing. It will be interesting to see how Rangers respond.
“I understand other clubs do not want to come out and back Rangers publicly because they are worried about upsetting a big organisation like the SPFL.
“Rangers are a massive club as well, if they want to continue to pursue it and feel strongly enough about it then they will not let this go. They are adamant they want to carry this through. It is difficult going up against any governing body.”
So is Whelan correct?
Rangers would’ve received more backing if they had an substantial proof of any wrongdoing or if there weren’t significantly more important issues to be concentrating on at the moment.
Celtic supremo, Peter Lawwell, branded the infamous “dossier” embarrassing during the EGM and no doubt this was a major factor in their bid failing.
The Ibrox club has previously threatened legal action – surprising given their recent track record in the courts – but with 2019/20 still to be finished, no plan for 2020/21 to start, no details of when fans may be allowed back to games and no sponsor yet in place for next season, the SPFL has significantly bigger problems to deal with rather than one club’s grievance because things aren’t going their way.
Rangers might not “let it go” but given that SPFL clubs failed to be convinced by their “proof”, a court of law is likely to give it just as frosty a reception.