The Rumour Mill: Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Dunfermline players went on strike yesterday
Dunfermline players went on strike yesterday
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CHARLES Green hits the headlines, Hearts hit £1m share target and Dunfermline players strike over wages.

Green promises McCoist £10m in transfer funds

Rangers chief exec Charles Green has vowed to give manager Ally McCoist half of the £22m raised from the club’s successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange to spend on transfers .

The club are currently banned from signing players until September due to a transfer embargo. (Record)

In an interview yesterday Green also vowed:

• Improve stadium

• Revamp Edmiston House into a bar/ megastore

• Stated that he did not know where Parkhead was and said that he had not spoken his counterpart at Celtic, Peter Lawwell, since the Ibrox club was “thrown out” of the SPL

Green in talks over Ibrox name change

The Rangers chief executive is in talks with three parties over the selling of the naming rights for Ibrox with Newcastle and SportsDirect owner Mike Ashley the frontrunner. (Various)

Titles are ours says Green

Charles Green says he will fight to stop the Ibrox side being stripped of titles.

However the Ibrox chief exec says he will still not attend the Hampden dual contracts hearing when it starts next month.

Lord Nimmo Smith will chair the committee on January 29.

Dunfermline players on strike

Pars players protested over late payment of wages by staging a one-day strike at the Fife club. The squad refused to train after becoming frustrated by a string of broken payment promises. (Record)

Levein sets up bitter legal battle with SFA

Axed Scotland manager Craig Levein has issued a writ against the Scottish Football Association accusing his ex employers of failing to honour his contract.

The SFA has responded by saying that it offered to honour Levein’s contract when it relieved him of his duty’s last month. (Scotsman)

• Yesterday’s FIFA ranking’s showed that Scotland was now below the Cape Verde Islands having fallen two places to 72nd position.

Rangers shares hit the ground running

The Ibrox side officially launched on the AIM London Stock exchange with initial trading climbing strongly as institutional and private investors ploughed in. (Scotsman)

Last 16 match ‘bigger than Seville’

Celtic assistant coach says his side’s last 16 tie will be the biggest most significant the Parkhead club has played since Seville. (Scotsman)

Hearts raise over £1m in share issue

The Gorgie club will today
announce that their share offer has raised over one million - a sum which has potentially saved the Tynecastle club from extinction after an attempt by HMRC to wind up the club over unpaid taxes. (Scotsman)


• Motherwell say they will only sell Jamie Murphy and Henrik Ojamaa if the price is right

• Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has warned manager Craig Brown that there are no guarentees that his contract will be renewed

• Inverness’ Graeme Shinnie is set to sign a two-year contract