Rangers says future under threat from season ticket boycott
Rangers have admitted that the club’s future as a going concern is at risk if supporters carry out their threat to withhold season ticket money.
The club’s interim accounts yesterday spelled out their position with auditors Deloitte confirming that season ticket income is crucial to Rangers’ future business plan, forcing chairman David Somers to stress the need for fans to pay in advance as normal.
• Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace will soon tell Ally McCoist what his budget is for next season as he nears completion of his 12-0 -day review of the business
Lennon sets sights on treble
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has set his sights on winning the treble next season as he looks to replicate the feats of Martin O’Neill and Jock Stein.
Lennon also set his sights on the Champions League but said that building a team capable of winning it would cost £200m - a sum outwith the Parkhead club’s reach. (Scotsman)
• Celtic’s league title win was the fastest race to the title in 85 years since Rangers won the Division 1 title in 1929
• Parkhead chief executive Peter Lawwell says he is hopeful that the club can hold onto manager Neil Lennon and his big name stars adding he was keen to match his ambitions
• Former Celtic midfielder John Collins says Celtic’s domination of the SPFL is bad for the game in the country and that more competition is needed
• Collins also said that selling defender Virgil Van Dijk this season would be a mistake and urged the Parkhead club to hold onto the Dutch stopper for at least one more season
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Kris Boyd is man in demand
Allan Johnston says he has not given up hope of keeping striker Kris Boyd at Kilmarnock. The 30 year-old is out-of-contract in the summer and is attracting the interest of former club Rangers who say they plan to make a move for Boyd. (Scotsman)
• Raith Rovers have sold out their 3,800 ticket allocation for next weekends’ Ramsdens Cup final against Rangers
• Manchester United legends Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers have agreen to buy non-league side Salford City subject to approval from the FA