> "The SPL disputes that Rangers FC ceased to be a Club on 14 June 2012, and argues that the relevant date is 3 August 2012" (Rangers lawyers to Scottish Premier League Commission)
> “140 years of history is formally ended” (The Herald)
> "As a result of appalling mismanagement, Rangers fans “no longer boast an unbroken line to the past...The emotional ties will remain forever but historical strings are severed. ” (Daily Record) > (on liquidation) "the shell that it used to operate from – and I understand the history of it – would be the thing that disappears." (Paul Clark, Duff/Phelps)
> ”The Rangers Football Club PLC is a public limited company registered in Scotland (company number: SC004276) and was incorporated on 27 May, 1899. When the current company is officially liquidated, all of its corporate business history will come to an end. When this happened to Airdrieonians in 2002, all of the trophies, titles and records associated with the club were discontinued and a new club, Airdrie United FC, took over. Airdrieonians' official history ended in 2002, then Airdrie United's took over.” (BBC)
Charles Green: (speaking about Dave King) "...for a man who is the second largest shareholder in the Club...to go out publicly and recommend that the creditors vote down the CVA it seems to me quite unbelievable because what we're doing in that is saying the history, the tradition, everything that is great about this Club, is swept aside. Why??!"
Corrections are needed from almost every media outlet in the land...
19/02/12 - THE OBSERVER - “The current worst-case scenario has Rangers being liquidated and a new club rising from the ashes but being made to start anew from the fourth tier of Scottish football.” (Kevin McKenna)
13/06/12 - DAILY RECORD - “THE formation of Rangers in March 1872 was a walk in the park – its death in June 2012 a shambolic slide into the abyss...However, as a result of appalling mismanagement they no longer boast an unbroken line to the past. The emotional ties will remain for ever but historical strings are severed. In time, they may weave a new history that might start with the Third Division title in 2013.” (Gary Ralston) http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/rangers-in-crisis-ibrox-club-need-1129107
13/06/12 - DAILY RECORD - “They’ll slip into liquidation within the next couple of weeks with a new company emerging but 140 years of history, triumph and tears, will have ended. No matter how Charles Green attempts to dress it up, a newco equals a new club. When the CVA was thrown out Rangers as we know them died. They were closed and a newco must start from scratch.” (Jim Traynor) http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/james-traynor-spl-will-not-be-able-1129166
22/07/12 - THE SUN - “Hearts chief Vladimir Romanov led the attack by insisting Jambos WON’T vote for them. Dundee United followed suit last night while Motherwell revealed that they will let their FANS decide the fate of the new club — a move that will almost certainly mean a third ‘NO’ vote.” (Paul Hughes) http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/spl/article4387832.ece
24/07/12 - DAILY RECORD - “further complicated by the fact the SFA have now given Green a strict deadline that must be met if he wants his new club licenced to play football in any league.” ( http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/raith-rovers-chief-launches-furious-1131547 29/07/12 - BBC - “Scottish Premier League clubs voted against accepting the new club into the top flight and the Scottish Football League clubs voted them into Division Three instead of the First Division...Asked to expand on what he meant by bigotry, Green turned to pressure placed on SPL clubs by their own fans not to allow the new club into the top flight.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19040706
03/09/12 - DAILY RECORD - "McCoist and Green are committed to opposing any move to have history books rewritten even though they accepted they had to begin again as a new concern after Rangers, the club with history, slipped into liquidation and closed. That should mean the titles aren’t really any of their business. But on the other hand, the SPL refused to hand over £2m, which should have gone to Rangers for finishing second last season, pointing out that the club no longer exists." (Jim Traynor) http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/lawyers-set-to-cash-in-as-spl-and-rangers-1299399 01/10/12 - BBC NEWS - "After HMRC rejected proposals for a creditors agreement that would have allowed the old club to continue, Duff and Phelps negotiated a sale of assets to a consortium led by Charles Green for £5.5m." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19786824 03/10/12 - ACCOUNTACY AGE - "Following the failure of the CVA the club is now following the Premier League and Football Association structure, where the assets of the 'game', such as player contracts, are transferred to a new club and the old club liquidated. " http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/2214222/hmrc-rangers-fc-bill-rockets-by-gbp73m
11/10/12 - FINANCIAL TIMES - "Sevco bought Rangers’ assets out of administration for £5.5m and then unsuccessfully applied to have the new clubremain in Scotland’s Premier League" http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2761f4b6-136b-11e2-9cc7-00144feabdc0.html#axzz29248bPcR
17/10/12 - BBC NEWS - "HM Revenue and Customs blocked a CVA (creditors agreement) that would have allowed the old club to continue. The old club, which remained in administration, has since been known as RFC 2012.
20/10/12 - INVESTORS CHRONICLE - "Debt-ridden Rangers Football Club went into administration in February, and Mr Green, leading a consortium of investors (Sevco), bought the trade and assets from the old club's administrators for £5.5m in June. It means that the new club - The Rangers Football Club Limited - is debt-free.
28/10/12 - THE SUN - "“Ally McCoist, Kenny McDowall, Ian Durrant, Jim Stewart — all fantastic people. It is still a brilliant club for me, although technically it is now a new club." (TERRY BUTCHER) http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/4613608/Plights-out.html#ixzz2Afq1owRg 31/10/12 - BBC NEWS - "At the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Lord Hodge approved a Duff and Phelps motion to hand over what remains of the old club to liquidators BDO." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-20141946 26/12/12 - FIFA.COM - "Rangers’ perilous financial position had been an open secret but there was still shock when, after 140 years of history and a world record 54 league titles, the club was consigned to liquidation." http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1977017.html