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Rangers chief Green criticises SFA system changes

Rangers chief executive Charles Green has blasted the Scottish Football Association after reconstruction plans were given the go-ahead.

The proposed 12-12-18 three tier Scottish Football League could soon be voted in if 70% of SFL clubs record affirmative action but Green suggests it is a pointless exercise if clubs aren't given the right to be promoted come the end of the season.

"We might as well have a winter break now until next August," Green said.

"I see no point in us carrying on with meaningless matches.

"In what league do you win a division and then end up playing the same teams again the following season?

"There is no meaning to it, in reality.

"If this is what we have sat eagerly awaiting to transform Scottish football, my advice to the board of Rangers is the quicker we leave Scottish football the better.

"I can't see anything that will transform the finances, status or the excitement."

He added: "It is hardly revolution.

"The current top flight is remaining at 12, the second league is going up to 12 and everybody else gets bundled into a third league of 18.

"If that is what we have come up with then it is a sorry state.

"A year ago we were being told we had to listen to the fans, Rangers were put into the Third Division and we accepted that.

"This year we don't listen to the fans and go off and come up with a plan. From what I've heard most fans want a bigger league.

"What really should be done is a radical look at Scottish football rather than tinkering around the edges."

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Andrew Slevison
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