Bigots? Ger havin’ a laugh!
NEW NAME APPROVED
SHAREHOLDERS have voted in favour of Rangers owners Sevco Scotland Limited changing its name to The Rangers Football Club Limited.
An extraor dinary general meeting of oldco shareholders took place at Ibr ox where the name change was approved.
Charles Gr een said: “This is the penultimate piece of the jigsaw that will see The Rangers Football Club move for ward, with the transfer of SF A membership being the final piece. As every fan knows, Rangers is Rangers – it always has been and it always will be.
“The club still has its 140 years of history and we are now embarking on the next 140 years.
“We ar e back playing football and focused on rebuilding this great club.
“Our fans were fantastic on Sunday at Brechin and their suppor t at Ibr ox and away fr om home this season will be instrumental in helping the team achieve the success we all desire.” NEIL LENNON has laughed off Charles Green’s “bigotry” rant as “funny”.
Before Sunday’s Ramsdens Cup win over Brechin, the Rangers chief executive suggested that the reason the Ibrox club had been denied entry into the SPL and voted into the Third Division was down to bigotry and jealousy.
However, speaking at Lennoxtown ahead of tonight’s Champions League qualifier against HJK Helsinki at Parkhead, the Celtic boss was withering in his response to Green’s remarks.
He said: “The club have said that it is not worthy of response.
“I was golfing and I only read about it yesterday.
“I found it quite funny. He has only been here five minutes and he’s calling us all bigots already.” Lennon was also asked if he still saw Rangers as his rivals. He said: “Not this season, no. The remit is to win the title and it will be no different whether they are here or not.
“If we can advance on the European stage, all the better.”
Kris Commons is ready to hand his boss a huge boost by declaring himself fit to face Helsinki.
He and James Forrest both trained yesterday in preparation for tonight’s crucial European clash.
Commons limped off in the 1-1 friendly draw with Inter Milan on Saturday after scoring a spectacular opener.
He followed Anthony Stokes out of the game after the striker picked up an ankle injury.
Lennon initially thought Commons had the more serious of the two injuries, but it now looks as though he will start, while Stokes is struggling to make the bench.
Thomas Rogne reckons patience is the key to taking a lead to Finland for the second leg next week.
The Norwegian said: “It depends how they go into the game. If they are really defensive, we will need to be patient to break them down.
“But you just never know – they might go for it.
“We will see what happens but, of course, it’s over two legs and we have a lot of time to score the goals we need to win the tie.”
TICKLED: Celtic boss Neil Lennon was amused by Charles Green’s blast at SPL clubs