Rangers fans could boycott all away games, Joe Jordan says the Old Firm ‘Colts’ plan may not be the best option, and Dunfermline chief John Yorkston says the club isn’t dead yet.
Rangers fans could boycott all away games
Rangers fans are threatening to boycott all away fixtures next season if the Scottish Football League’s revamp proposal for a 12-12-18 structure goes ahead.
Rangers fans say the move could leave them in the bottom tier, and Rangers Supporters Assembly chief Andy Kerr said: “The only thing that is pushing this is short-sighted finance.”
He added: “While we want to support our team, serious questions would have to be asked. I think there’s a huge risk Rangers fans will simply say ‘enough is enough’.” (The Sun)
Ferguson hope for new St Mirren heroes
As St Mirren gear up for their League Cup Final clash with Hearts this Sunday, Ian Ferguson admits that he still can’t forget the moment he grabbed the winner for the Buddies in the Scottish Cup in 1987.
He says his winner against Dundee United is still with him to this day, and he hopes more St Mirren legends will be born in Sunday’s final.
“It has been 26-years but I remember it as if it was yesterday,” he said.
“I always remember my dad telling me to enjoy my time in football because it would be gone in the blink of an eye. That’s what it feels like.”
He added: “It’s such a long time ago, but it gives me goose-bumps when I speak about it.
“I hope one of the St Mirren lads takes that chance to go down in history because it has been a long time since the club won a trophy, I would love to see them do it.” (Daily Record)
Jordan says Colts plan misplaced
Scotland legend Joe Jordan believes that Celtic and Rangers’ plans for ‘colts’ teams could be misplaced, favouring loan schemes instead to develop young talent.
Plans were revealed yesterday for the Glasgow teams to move to England but keep reserves squads to give them a presence in Scotland, but Jordan reckons giving young players experience at the best possible level is the way ahead.
“The way I look at it, and the way we have done it, is by letting your players out on loan, and that’s for a number of reasons. It’s to play football games and to see whether they can handle the pressure and play for a club where being in the dressing room is a bonus and makes a difference. . . . . I would prefer them to do that than play in a reserve game.” (Various)
Walker looks to uphold tradition
Hearts’ Jamie Walker wants to uphold a family tradition by winning the League Cup on Sunday, as his great great uncle Tommy led the club to all four of their previous wins in the competition as manager.
Walker said: “If I can follow in his footsteps or do half of what he’s done I’ll be happy.”
The Tynecastle legend managed the club between 1951 and 1966, after scoring 224 times in 408 appearances. (The Sun)
Dunfermline chief optimistic
Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston insists that a winding up order for the Fife club is not the end.
Tax officers lodged the order yesterday over a £134,000 debt, but Yorkston remains upbeat: “It is not the end. Obviously we need to try to find the money to pay this. . . .I remain optimistic we can get out of this.” (Express)