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Anything Celtic can do, Rangers can do more catastrophically.
The 2012-13 Scottish Third Division Champions, and, let’s face it, the 2013-14 Scottish Second Division Champions, went out of business in their 2012 preseason.
Following financial trouble, the other Glasgow giants were put into administration and then liquidation. Meaning the club were effectively no more.
A new company, Sevco Scotland LTD, bought the club’s assets and received Rangers’ Scottish Football Association membership. But that wasn’t the end of it.
The Scottish Premier League clubs voted to refuse access to Scotland’s most successful team, meaning they had to start again in the Scottish Third Division.
And, amongst all this madness, they had to cancelled their preseason tour of Germany.
Rangers assistant manager, Kenny McDowall told the The Sun:
“We didn’t know whether the club would exist. We didn’t know if we’d be here, didn’t know when the season would start — all those things are usually a given.
As a coach, you organise your year in advance. Normally you know your start date, your preseason tour — but we had none of that.
We didn’t know if we’d have a team, which players would be back at Murray Park. We didn’t know if we’d be hit with a transfer embargo. It was a horrible time. There were so many low points, I couldn’t say which was the lowest. We just kept getting hit. The whole thing was just a low point, an absolute disaster.”
A few injuries and losing to a German second division side doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?
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