This morning’s Daily Record reports that Mr McCoist’s plans to sign more stars to his already international laden squad today may be scuppered by red tape.
The SFL rule re not having more than 22 registered players of 21 or over.
Regular readers will know I have been writing about this ever since Rangers FC was admitted to SFL3 so I assume the talented regulatory team at Ibrox were well aware of it before today.
As I mentioned earlier this week, it looked as if there were 14 players counting against the limit plus 3 more who would be counted from January 1.
The Record has pointed out though that Rangers FC has retained the registrations of 5 of the players who refused to TUPE transfer to newco.
This still leaves three slots for over 21 signings but if filled and without departures they would exceed the limit on New Years Day.
The rules or “red tape” as the Record calls it might stop Mr McCoist signing new players. The rules are what Mr Green is using to try to get money for players who were never employed by his company.
The lessons of Shylock and the Merchant of Venice come to mind.
Will a “learned judge” grant Rangers FC an exemption? Remember the SFA, SPL and SFL pledged to “facilitate” entry to SFL3.
Would Mr Longmuir’s SFL allow more players to be signed, as a result of the dispute with the 5 players? In doing so, this would thwart some of the effects of the registration embargo.
Today could be interesting!