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pollokprod
27-04-2015, 17:08
SFA not happy. Good move by the board.

jam33
27-04-2015, 17:09
Really? Wonderful news. Is this official?

chateaubleu
27-04-2015, 17:11
If that's confirmed as true, that is quality.

clashcityrocker
27-04-2015, 17:12
How does that work with the fees demanded by the authorities? Presumably the club will have to meet these?

Torque87
27-04-2015, 17:12
If true that's excellent.

TNT
27-04-2015, 17:13
Good gesture if true.

Will prob mean the club have to give money to the spfl tho.

Makeearthquakes
27-04-2015, 17:14
Should never be any other way. I didn't expect this but kudos to the club if true

cenotaph
27-04-2015, 17:14
nothing on the official site

del68
27-04-2015, 17:14
Nice one from the board.

I imagine DK will fail the fit and proper test now, or am I being too cynical.

Walter Loyal
27-04-2015, 17:14
I bet they will still try and demand a payment. They will claim they are entitled to some of the season ticket money. They will get hee haw though. Good move by the board.

kirkieger
27-04-2015, 17:15
Where's the story coming from?

bigkahunarab
27-04-2015, 17:16
Nice one from the board.

I imagine DK will fail the fit and proper test now, or am I being too cynical.

Perhaps he just wanted to focus their minds on the value of the Blue Pound....

pennyblack
27-04-2015, 17:16
50% of nothing is ..... GIRUY

tod1873
27-04-2015, 17:17
Great move by the board.

barryhopez
27-04-2015, 17:19
If accurate (no reason to doubt, but not official as yet) then this is a fine move by the board.

ChicagoBear
27-04-2015, 17:20
If true, great move by the board to not only to stick 2 fingers up to the SPFL's stupid rule about them getting money but also as a thank you to the support who have had the season from hell.

pennyblack
27-04-2015, 17:21
wonder if we will offer play off season tickets :)

that truly would be GIRUY

Stirling Bear
27-04-2015, 17:22
Is the OP just suggesting this rather than saying its going to happen?

charlesdexterward
27-04-2015, 17:22
Excellent gesture by the club

lockerbieloyal
27-04-2015, 17:22
Where's the story coming from?

Radio scotland

cw3038
27-04-2015, 17:23
Right up the SPFL from the board,please be true.

BL11
27-04-2015, 17:23
Brilliant :clap:

vanderhogg
27-04-2015, 17:23
Contractually, the SPFL is entitled to 50% of the income from the games.

Contractually, the season ticket holder is entitled to 18 home league games.

Therefore, I think, if the club decides to reward season ticket holders by giving them up to three "free" games, then 50% of £0 is £0.


I'd think there's little the SPFL can do about that - unless of course it's explicit in their rules.

And what is their argument - you cannot reward the supporters? They would be even more of a laughing stock than ever.

TN8
27-04-2015, 17:25
This would please me.

How many ST holders do we currently have?

robocop1690
27-04-2015, 17:25
Liewell will be on phone to Doncaster/Reagan to tell them our punishment for thinking about our supporters

ChicagoBear
27-04-2015, 17:27
The rest of the tickets should go on sale for a quid. Id give the away teams the same deal.

Sam_English
27-04-2015, 17:28
Brilliant gesture by the board

DjurgardenBear
27-04-2015, 17:33
If this gets one over the SPFL - great move
If they end up getting full dough anyway - mental in our financial position.

Bigmother
27-04-2015, 17:34
This is not as straight forward as some are suggesting.
I thought that the SPFL rules stated season tickets were not applicable and there was a minimum amount per ticket. If that is the case would we not have to pay the minimum price times the number of season ticket holders x 50% ?

Broomie Front
27-04-2015, 17:35
Nice one Rangers

KirkieBlueNose
27-04-2015, 17:35
So SPFL will only recieve a cut from the tickets sold outwith ST holders?

nelster
27-04-2015, 17:35
Ibrox full is essential.

Make no mistake. Failed promotion would set us back 3 years. Easily.

A full Ibrox can push us past anything that Scottish football can throw at us.

The next step should be. Buy a friend a programme for 10 quid get a free ticket.

* its already fact that Hibs paid the SPL 200k last season in compensation for doing same thing.

The Goalie
27-04-2015, 17:36
I think Hibs let ST holders in for free last year in the play - off?

ian-rfc
27-04-2015, 17:38
Has this been confirmed anywhere yet?

templbluenose
27-04-2015, 17:40
This is not as straight forward as some are suggesting.
I thought that the SPFL rules stated season tickets were not applicable and there was a minimum amount per ticket. If that is the case would we not have to pay the minimum price times the number of season ticket holders x 50% ?

That's what I thought as well.

ibroxbound
27-04-2015, 17:40
This is not as straight forward as some are suggesting.
I thought that the SPFL rules stated season tickets were not applicable and there was a minimum amount per ticket. If that is the case would we not have to pay the minimum price times the number of season ticket holders x 50% ?

Was that resolution not withdrawn at a recent meeting?

keith lemon
27-04-2015, 17:40
Great news!

Hopefully we get a decent crowd and get the place jumping. No matter where we end up now and how much we feel let down by the players, I'm sure the fans will do their bit when the time comes.

The boatman
27-04-2015, 17:41
Fantastic gesture, as big a crowd as possible.

kaysdad
27-04-2015, 17:42
I hope this is confirmed. Great news.

hillofbeath
27-04-2015, 17:42
I think Hibs let ST holders in for free last year in the play - off?
Correct and non season ticket holders were £10 an adult a £5 child / oap

R@ngers
27-04-2015, 17:44
Hibs stated this the other day:

‘A rule change has been introduced by the SPFL stopping clubs allowing their season ticket holders into the play-off games for free'.

There is a stink to come if the club have agreed to do it anyway, assuming that new rule exists :ninja:

DJ Blue
27-04-2015, 17:44
If True now is the time to get Season Tickets on sale for next season - At the same price as this season plus get play off games thrown in.

If we get promoted price goes up.

Easy way to get money on quicker.

blue&whitearmy
27-04-2015, 17:44
Op on the wind up surely

Hammerinho
27-04-2015, 17:45
Superb if true! I was expecting to have to pay.

cenotaph
27-04-2015, 17:46
Op on the wind up surely


Still nothing on the Official site. Thread should be pulled or locked till its confirmed.

aldoshmaldo
27-04-2015, 17:54
Nice gesture.

Ballymena_Loyal
27-04-2015, 17:54
If true then great news, especially for us that have to now fork out the money for travel for potentially 3 more home games

The oracle
27-04-2015, 17:56
Nice one from the board.

I imagine DK will fail the fit and proper test now, or am I being too cynical.

Were they ever going to pass him anyway?

colin gray
27-04-2015, 17:56
Well done the board

Ballymena_Loyal
27-04-2015, 18:04
It kinda makes sense for the board to do this in a way. Because if we get through the rounds theres only a minimum of 3/4 days between home games, It would be a disaster trying to organise and sell tickets with so little time in between

Infinity
27-04-2015, 18:07
If this is true, then it is a brilliant move by the board.

The oracle
27-04-2015, 18:07
Lasts weeks Hibs proposal to reduce the 50% to 25% only had 3 clubs in favour Hibs,Hearts and Motherwell so im assuming Rangers voted to keep the 50%:confused:

laini1234
27-04-2015, 18:08
good if verified .I don't doubt the O P but need to hear it from the top This could be a nice way to make a stand

okeydokey505
27-04-2015, 18:08
Lasts weeks Hibs proposal to reduce the 50% to 25% only had 3 clubs in favour Hibs,Hearts and Motherwell so im assuming Rangers voted to keep the 50%:confused:

I don't think we have a vote yet, I was asking this on another thread.

Punk
27-04-2015, 18:10
We are the People

Tigger Boo
27-04-2015, 18:15
I bet they will still try and demand a payment. They will claim they are entitled to some of the season ticket money. They will get hee haw though. Good move by the board.

Perhaps charge people a nominal fee of £ 1· 00, then the SFA / SPFL can have their pieces of silver.

ian-rfc
27-04-2015, 18:25
Proposal confirmed on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_scotland_mw

Blue Nose Bear
27-04-2015, 18:29
Mine was always going to be free entry anyway...advantages of Bar72 :)

Contractually any first team game at Ibrox whether competitive or friendly.

SHANKILL_LOYAL
27-04-2015, 18:32
Great move by the board.

Give the SPFL Bástards as little as possible

Forzabear
27-04-2015, 18:35
Correct and non season ticket holders were £10 an adult a £5 child / oap

So there's a precedent ...
Great news !

ItsInTheNet
27-04-2015, 18:38
Mistaken post

gazzabear
27-04-2015, 18:46
BBC news leading the sports as Rangers depriving scottish football of a 6 figure sum if we get our way! Brilliant, hurting much lol!!!!

doc holliday
27-04-2015, 18:47
Upsetting the SPFL in the week we expect the DK decision....do the Club know something we don't yet.

rossgers
27-04-2015, 18:48
The SPFL still owe us money for Steve Davis!!

mart22
27-04-2015, 18:49
There's nothing on our website or on BBC Rangers page about season ticket holders getting play off matches free.

chopper5
27-04-2015, 18:50
excellent any spare seats should be given foc on a first come first served basis to get the stadium full.

Sir Duncan Ferguson
27-04-2015, 18:52
Rangers and the Scottish Professional Football League could clash over plans to let season ticket holders into play-off matches at Ibrox for nothing.
The SPFL prohibits clubs from allowing fans free entry to end-of-season games.
With 50% of gate money from each play-off game due to the SPFL, up to three home ties at Ibrox would generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be shared out among all member clubs.
But allowing around 25,000 fans in for free would greatly diminish that sum.
The SPFL has offered no comment on the matter so far.
The 50% of the cash generated through gate receipts that goes to the SPFL is to be re-distributed to every club not involved in the games.
Rangers currently sit third in the Scottish Championship with one match of the normal league season remaining, which is against Hearts.
Hibernian are in second place at the moment, a position which decreases the potential amount of Premiership play-off matches from six to four.
Hibs allowed season ticket holders in for free last season when they lost out to Hamilton Academical in the play-off final.
They sought permission to do so from the SPFL board and were informed the rule breach would not be penalised on that occasion.

rossgers
27-04-2015, 18:52
Some brinkmanship and leverage going on here. Stick it to these corrupt feckers.

mreblue
27-04-2015, 18:53
http://media2.giphy.com/media/j4xSq7B1s9T8s/giphy.gif

Top_Cat
27-04-2015, 18:54
The rule makers won't like this :D

whitbyontbear
27-04-2015, 18:55
Perhaps charge people a nominal fee of £ 1· 00, then the SFA / SPFL can have their pieces of silver.

Great minds think alike.Was just going to post the same thing.

calum7
27-04-2015, 18:55
I really hope this is true but listening to Pacific Quay it's painting it as all the other clubs missing out on money. Big bad Rangers.... again !!!

ItsInTheNet
27-04-2015, 18:55
The fight back begins right here. Well done Rangers!

Purplestar
27-04-2015, 18:56
BBC claiming that last season Hibs requested that ST holders get in for free which was accepted. Surely the SPFL are not that stupid that they would discriminate against any other club by refusing the same request .....:roll:

doc holliday
27-04-2015, 18:57
Interesting timing..in light of King decision which is expected soon.

blue&whitearmy
27-04-2015, 18:58
Op on the wind up surely

Take it back op. Sorry

DerekTheElephant
27-04-2015, 18:58
Upsetting the SPFL in the week we expect the DK decision....do the Club know something we don't yet.

My initial reaction too. We shall see.

mart22
27-04-2015, 18:59
http://media2.giphy.com/media/j4xSq7B1s9T8s/giphy.gif

Hello SPFL, I come bearing a gift. I'll give you a hint. It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster.

glasgowguy87
27-04-2015, 19:00
Rangers and the Scottish Professional Football League could clash over plans to let season ticket holders into play-off matches at Ibrox for nothing.
The SPFL prohibits clubs from allowing fans free entry to end-of-season games.
With 50% of gate money from each play-off game due to the SPFL, up to three home ties at Ibrox would generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be shared out among all member clubs.
But allowing around 25,000 fans in for free would greatly diminish that sum.
The SPFL has offered no comment on the matter so far.
The 50% of the cash generated through gate receipts that goes to the SPFL is to be re-distributed to every club not involved in the games.
Rangers currently sit third in the Scottish Championship with one match of the normal league season remaining, which is against Hearts.
Hibernian are in second place at the moment, a position which decreases the potential amount of Premiership play-off matches from six to four.
Hibs allowed season ticket holders in for free last season when they lost out to Hamilton Academical in the play-off final.
They sought permission to do so from the SPFL board and were informed the rule breach would not be penalised on that occasion.

Hibs did it last season and the proposed rule change was dropped last week. The SPFL shouldn't have a leg to stand on here.

turrabear
27-04-2015, 19:02
maybe the board know something we don't.

the cruyff turn
27-04-2015, 19:07
can I ask, is it possible for Rangers to charge £1 for the QOS game assuming we don't beat hearts.

glasgowguy87
27-04-2015, 19:09
can I ask, is it possible for Rangers to charge £1 for the QOS game assuming we don't beat hearts.

I think they could charge a penny if they wanted to. The minimum pricing proposal was dropped last week.

frankieboy
27-04-2015, 19:10
Hivs did this last year,so there is a precedent set.

deekRFC
27-04-2015, 19:11
***Found it

pennyblack
27-04-2015, 19:11
ill tell you what

if they give us back our prizemoney for the 2012 season then maybe we can negotiate.

the cruyff turn
27-04-2015, 19:12
if King does not get voted fit and proper then we should charge 1p for the games and then apply to the bottom tier in England.

rangeral
27-04-2015, 19:13
Certainly going to be a interesting few days on this

While I not surprised about it given Hibs were allowed to do the same, There is no minimum pricing either so we can charge whatever we like.

loyallancashire
27-04-2015, 19:14
I really hope this is true but listening to Pacific Quay it's painting it as all the other clubs missing out on money. Big bad Rangers.... again !!!

You would think from that BBC report that we were somehow depriving those clubs of money that was appearing as if by magic, no mention that it was money provided from Rangers fans pockets.

Grandmaster_Suck
27-04-2015, 19:14
Ibrox full is essential.

Make no mistake. Failed promotion would set us back 3 years. Easily.

A full Ibrox can push us past anything that Scottish football can throw at us.

The next step should be. Buy a friend a programme for 10 quid get a free ticket.

* its already fact that Hibs paid the SPL 200k last season in compensation for doing same thing.

No they didn't. They suffered no penalty whatsoever.

The rules don't have a minimum price just that they SPFL are due 50% of the ticket money gross.

ChicagoBear
27-04-2015, 19:16
No they didn't. They suffered no penalty whatsoever.

The rules don't have a minimum price just that they SPFL are due 50% of the ticket money gross.

Well I hope the club are willing to go to court over this if the SPFL demand that we dont let season ticket holders in free.

Oh and every other ticket should be priced at £1 for home and away fans.

Grandmaster_Suck
27-04-2015, 19:17
Well I hope the club are willing to go to court over this if the SPFL demand that we dont let season ticket holders in free.

Oh and every other ticket should be priced at £1 for home and away fans.

They won't need to - Hibs set the precedent.

mexi
27-04-2015, 19:17
Upsetting the SPFL in the week we expect the DK decision....do the Club know something we don't yet.

I see it as a shot across their bows

Hurt us and we will hurt you more

nelster
27-04-2015, 19:17
No they didn't. They suffered no penalty whatsoever.

The rules don't have a minimum price just that they SPFL are due 50% of the ticket money gross.

Sorry Suck dont like posting stuff thats incorrect

It was on a media outlet last week that Hibs took the 200k hit to have their fans there as they were owed a 500k payment if relegated.

uneasydaz
27-04-2015, 19:21
With 50% of gate money from each play-off game due to the SPFL, up to three home ties at Ibrox would generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be shared out among all member clubs.But allowing around 25,000 fans in for free would greatly diminish that sum.



A small get it up you too all thoes who kicked us when we were down

ItsInTheNet
27-04-2015, 19:21
I see it as a shot across their bows

Hurt us and we will hurt you more

This is exactly the message that needs to be delivered and we certainly have done it here. Our club has great power, we just need to be wise and fearless and use it. Hit them in their pocket where it hurts the most.

Grandmaster_Suck
27-04-2015, 19:21
Sorry Suck dont like posting stuff thats incorrect

It was on a media outlet last week that Hibs took the 200k hit to have their fans there as they were owed a 500k payment if relegated.

They weren't charged a penny Bro.

rangeral
27-04-2015, 19:24
No they didn't. They suffered no penalty whatsoever.

The rules don't have a minimum price just that they SPFL are due 50% of the ticket money gross.

While they didn't last year it doesn't mean it not there

pollokprod
27-04-2015, 19:24
Hibs weren't charged a penny. They asked if it was ok and they done so. Should be no difference to us.

BT sport have the call on the games so it could affect the crowd so best prices possible.

beanyrfc
27-04-2015, 19:24
Are the SPFL really going to go to war over us letting fans who spent hundreds on season tickets in for nothing??

That will be as much fun as the shannigans that went on last week and the week before regarding the play off games.

rangeral
27-04-2015, 19:25
I don't think we have a vote yet, I was asking this on another thread.

We are full member of the SPFL

We had a vote

motherwellblue
27-04-2015, 19:26
They allowed hibs to do this last season so they must let Rangers do the same......unless,of course they make up a new rule.Won't be the first time as far as we are concerned.
C'mon Rangers,fight the crooked bhastards of the celtc run sfa/spl.

rangeral
27-04-2015, 19:27
Hibs weren't charged a penny. They asked if it was ok and they done so. Should be no difference to us.

BT sport have the call on the games so it could affect the crowd so best prices possible.

That is true and probably Sky

Sunday 10th May 12.15pm is a likely TV slot for BT Sport

pennyblack
27-04-2015, 19:33
if King does not get voted fit and proper then we should charge 1p for the games and then apply to the bottom tier in England.

+1 for that mate. Apply for the Northern Regional Division in England, once confirmed we would be accepted, hand in our 1 year notice to the SPFL.

Work our way up from the bottom - I believe it would be in the best case 9 seasons, I am sure SKY would take an interest.

And for those who say its not possible it is, just as long as you follow uefa guidelines. Crossover country league/teams in N. Ireland, and we are not forcing our way into a league place and causing trouble for other teams, we are simply making the application to be accepted into the base tier of the league.

TwoBadMice
27-04-2015, 19:37
if King does not get voted fit and proper then we should charge 1p for the games and then apply to the bottom tier in England.

I don't think King will get fit and proper and It wouldn't surprise me if King and co have got wind of it hence this

weebear
27-04-2015, 19:39
Any discount for a boycotter? I'm no asking for me.

Blue Tack
27-04-2015, 19:45
The SFA make up the rulesas they go ,they effectively do what they like so precedent or not I dont think it will be allowed.

sammysun
27-04-2015, 19:46
+1 for that mate. Apply for the Northern Regional Division in England, once confirmed we would be accepted, hand in our 1 year notice to the SPFL.

Work our way up from the bottom - I believe it would be in the best case 9 seasons, I am sure SKY would take an interest.

And for those who say its not possible it is, just as long as you follow uefa guidelines. Crossover country league/teams in N. Ireland.

+2 for that I read on hear today from an article on DK from 2005 about us going to ENGLAND I am all for it screw these scumbags, we should leave if we can.

badboy
27-04-2015, 19:47
Excellent news if true.

ItsInTheNet
27-04-2015, 19:48
Excellent news if true.

It is very true. Confirmed!

peepoday boy
27-04-2015, 19:50
"I've paid my money I have every right to boo if I.................oh wait a minute"

Some on here will be checking the small print.

Lee, your off the hook!

wireazybitsozyermaw
27-04-2015, 19:55
If the Rangers board are taking this stance then I think we can assume that Dave King won't be passed fit and proper.

ItsInTheNet
27-04-2015, 19:57
If the Rangers board are taking this stance then I think we can assume that Dave King won't be passed fit and proper.

My thoughts also.

R@ngers
27-04-2015, 20:02
"I've paid my money I have every right to boo if I.................oh wait a minute"

Some on here will be checking the small print.

Lee, your off the hook!

What a faraj :roll:

bilkobear
27-04-2015, 20:04
+1 for that mate. Apply for the Northern Regional Division in England, once confirmed we would be accepted, hand in our 1 year notice to the SPFL.

Work our way up from the bottom - I believe it would be in the best case 9 seasons, I am sure SKY would take an interest.

And for those who say its not possible it is, just as long as you follow uefa guidelines. Crossover country league/teams in N. Ireland, and we are not forcing our way into a league place and causing trouble for other teams, we are simply making the application to be accepted into the base tier of the league.

We should have did this after Whyte.
We would be three years into it by now.
We might have negotiated a higher starting point and maybe we would be in the Football League by now.

It would have been a real legacy to hand onto our children and investment would have been no problem.

Elvis Cole
27-04-2015, 20:04
If the Rangers board are taking this stance then I think we can assume that Dave King won't be passed fit and proper.

I don't think Dave gives a phuck.

He lives and works in South Africa so he would be delegating lots of it.

It also tells me we are not short of money.

Regardless of what we were handing those (unts there was still something for us.

By giving it up suggests we're pretty solvent.

Barca Bear
27-04-2015, 20:06
That is true and probably Sky

Sunday 10th May 12.15pm is a likely TV slot for BT Sport

will they go up against the sheep v the shettleston's

steviebear
27-04-2015, 20:07
I never realised that Hibs didn't charge their fans last year. Makes it difficult for the Sfl to refuse our request.

rangeral
27-04-2015, 20:09
will they go up against the sheep v the shettleston's

No that kick-offs at 2.30pm on Sky

Agent P
27-04-2015, 20:09
The BBC are saying it is against the rules.

"Rangers to test SPFL with plans for free Premiership play-off tickets

Rangers and the Scottish Professional Football League could clash over plans to let season ticket holders into play-off matches at Ibrox for nothing.

The SPFL prohibits clubs from allowing fans free entry to end-of-season games.

With 50% of gate money from each play-off game due to the SPFL, up to three home ties at Ibrox would generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be shared out among all member clubs.

But allowing around 25,000 fans in for free would greatly diminish that sum.

The SPFL has offered no comment on the matter so far.

The 50% of the cash generated through gate receipts that goes to the SPFL is to be re-distributed to every club not involved in the games.

Rangers currently sit third in the Scottish Championship with one match of the normal league season remaining, which is against Hearts.

Hibernian are in second place at the moment, a position which decreases the potential amount of Premiership play-off matches from six to four.

Hibs allowed season ticket holders in for free last season when they lost out to Hamilton Academical in the play-off final.

They sought permission to do so from the SPFL board and were informed the rule breach would not be penalised on that occasion.

It is not yet clear how the SPFL would respond to Rangers testing the rule this season."

rangeral
27-04-2015, 20:19
Nothing in the rules regarding Season Tickets not be vaild



Admission Prices, Admission to Grounds and Ticket Distribution

I26 The Home Club, in its absolute discretion, shall determine admission charges for
League Matches and Play-Off Matches.

I27 The Home club must make provision for the admission of such reasonable number
of visiting supporters at every home League Match and Play-Off Match as may be
agreed in advance with the Visiting Club and, in the event of their being unable to
agree such number not later than 14 days prior to the date of the League Match or
Play-Off Match in question, the number of visiting supporters allowed shall be
determined by the Board whose decision shall be final and binding.

I28 A section of the ground must be reserved for supporters of the Visiting Club and
any tickets for League Matches and Play-Off Matches must be distributed on that
basis. Details of these arrangements should be publicised by the Clubs concerned
in advance.

I29 Where tickets for a League Match or Play-Off Match are produced they should be in
such a form as to minimise the opportunity for ticket falsification. If forged tickets
are found to be in circulation, the Home Club must inform the police forthwith. All
tickets should be marked, if possible, so as to identify the distributor.

I30 The Visiting Club shall, unless it and the Home Club agree otherwise, return any
unsold tickets for a League Match or Play-Off Match in its possession to the Home
Club not less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of commencement of the
League Match or Play-Off Match and shall pay the Home Club for any tickets which
it sells for a League Match or Play-Off Match no later than 10 days after the
scheduled date or dates for such League Match or Play-Off Match. Any Club
making late payment shall pay interest to the Home Club on any balance or
balances from time to time outstanding until paid in full, at the rate of 5% above
the base lending rate of the Bank of England as same may vary from time to time
compounded on the first day of each calendar month.

I31 Except as provided in Rule I32, a Club which is the Home Club for a League Match
or a Play-Off Match is prohibited from charging higher admission prices to
accommodation designated for supporters of the Visiting Club than for broadly
comparable accommodation designated for use by supporters of the Home Club at
the same match.

I32 The prohibition in Rule I31 does not apply to any:-

I32.1 element of discount in the admission price per League Match integral in
the price of a Season ticket for all of the home League Matches of the
relevant Club for the complete Season in which the relevant League Match
falls;
I32.2 concessionary admission prices for the relevant League Match or Play-Off
Match charged exclusively to persons who are senior citizens, children
and/or disabled and who qualify as such; and
I32.3 concessionary admission prices for the relevant League Match or Play-Off
Match charged to individuals comprised in groups of two or more persons,
at least one of whom must be less than sixteen years of age, for admission
together to a bona fide family enclosure exclusively used and designated
as such for the complete Season in which the relevant League Match falls
or the whole of the relevant Season immediately prior to which the PlayOff
Match is held.

Gunther Netzer
27-04-2015, 20:20
The BBC are saying it is against the rules.

"Rangers to test SPFL with plans for free Premiership play-off tickets

Rangers and the Scottish Professional Football League could clash over plans to let season ticket holders into play-off matches at Ibrox for nothing.

The SPFL prohibits clubs from allowing fans free entry to end-of-season games.

With 50% of gate money from each play-off game due to the SPFL, up to three home ties at Ibrox would generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be shared out among all member clubs.

But allowing around 25,000 fans in for free would greatly diminish that sum.

The SPFL has offered no comment on the matter so far.

The 50% of the cash generated through gate receipts that goes to the SPFL is to be re-distributed to every club not involved in the games.

Rangers currently sit third in the Scottish Championship with one match of the normal league season remaining, which is against Hearts.

Hibernian are in second place at the moment, a position which decreases the potential amount of Premiership play-off matches from six to four.

Hibs allowed season ticket holders in for free last season when they lost out to Hamilton Academical in the play-off final.

They sought permission to do so from the SPFL board and were informed the rule breach would not be penalised on that occasion.

It is not yet clear how the SPFL would respond to Rangers testing the rule this season."

Sporting integrity must apply to all teams so season ticket holders must be allowed free entry to the play off matches with no financial cost or penalty to the home club. No doubt the SPFL and Doncaster will try to overrule this as it is Rangers and the blue pound.

oldned
27-04-2015, 20:33
If the Rangers board are taking this stance then I think we can assume that Dave King won't be passed fit and proper.

What utter crap, I believe that Dave King will be approved as a fit and proper person with the SFA. I will assure you that within the next two weeks this will happen, if not the SFA lawyers will have to appear in court to explains why not, at their cost.

nelster
27-04-2015, 20:34
Rule c26 on page 32 of the spfl document

Interpret how you wish

C26 A levy of 50% of the monies (gross excluding VAT) received or receivable by the Home Club for all Play-Off Matches played in the Premiership/Championship Play- Off Competition from all admission charges paid and payable to and for the relevant Play-Off Match shall be paid by the Home Club to the Company within seven days of the date on which each Play-Off Match is played.

gramps1
27-04-2015, 20:44
No that kick-offs at 2.30pm on Sky

Hopefully they miss out the game on Saturday and show the game in the wed

bertram
27-04-2015, 20:47
If the game (s) run at a loss, are the SPFL contractually obliged to cough for their share?

TheWhiteHackle
27-04-2015, 20:49
Well done Rangers.

laini1234
27-04-2015, 20:56
This is a bold move from us . Cant say the timbo cabal will like them apples. OH by the way .Tough shit

Madrid Bill
27-04-2015, 20:57
How does that work with the fees demanded by the authorities? Presumably the club will have to meet these?

Yes, the board will have to pay them 50% of hee haw. :roll:

Infinity
27-04-2015, 20:58
That's absolutely brilliant id love to see the look on the SPFL Chiefs faces :D

rangeral
27-04-2015, 21:06
If the game (s) run at a loss, are the SPFL contractually obliged to cough for their share?

Nope we still have pay them

One of the Hibs proposals was for costs to be taken in consideration

ItsInTheNet
27-04-2015, 21:09
Nope we still have pay them

One of the Hibs proposals was for costs to be taken in consideration

What costs?

rangeral
27-04-2015, 21:13
What costs?

From Hibs' website last week

On the issue of Play-Off Levy, three Clubs – Hibernian, Heart of Midlothian and Motherwell - had requested a simple Resolution which would have had the effect that the Levy should be 25% while the Parachute payment is fully funded by the Scottish FA and 50% when there is no Scottish FA funding. All three Clubs were invited to speak.

The Board’s own resolution on minimum pricing, the eligibility of Season Tickets and an allowance for match expenses in respect of Play Off finances was also considered as Resolution 2.

Neither resolution progressed. Resolution 1 failed at the first hurdle when a majority of Premiership Clubs voted against it. Resolution 2 was then withdrawn by the SPFL Board, with the consent of a majority of Clubs present

boldvale
27-04-2015, 21:23
Hibs stated this the other day:

‘A rule change has been introduced by the SPFL stopping clubs allowing their season ticket holders into the play-off games for free'.

There is a stink to come if the club have agreed to do it anyway, assuming that new rule exists :ninja:

Surely a rule change will have to be in place before the season starts.

rangeral
27-04-2015, 21:23
RANGERS will have to shell out at least 500,000 to the SPFL from the Premiership play-offs - after the clubs voted to retain the levy.



The governing body is entitled to bank half of the ticket money from the end-of-season series that will kick off next month.

The Gers, currently in second spot in the Championship table, and one point ahead of Hibs with two games remaining, will be involved in the matches.

Stuart McCall's side is certain to attract huge crowds to Ibrox for any of the matches they play in no matter what stage they start at.

Even if they only play in one game before being knocked out, they will have to give the SPFL 50 per cent of their gate receipts before costs - around 500,000.

If they were to play in three matches at home - one leg of the quarter-final, semi-final and final - they would have to pay out over 1 million.

That could mean the League One champions would give the SPFL more than double the 342,000 they will receive for finishing second if they reach the final.

They will also have to pay up within seven days of each match being played - while they will need to wait until August to receive 232,000 of their 342,000 prize money.

The SPFL clubs voted to retain the Premiership play-off levy at Hampden yesterday.

Regulation C26 states: "A levy of 50% of the monies (gross excluding VAT) received or receivable by the Home Club for all Play-Off Matches played in the Premiership/Championship PlayOff Competition from all admission charges paid and payable to and for the relevant Play-Off Match shall be paid by the Home Club to the Company within seven days of the date on which each Play-Off Match is played."

Hibs had to pay the SPFL 200,000 when they were relegated from the top flight last summer - but the Easter Road club received a 500,000 parachute payment.

Rangers will be due Newcastle United a 500,000 bonus payment if they win promotion to the Premiership under the terms of a controversial loan deal agreed before the current regime took power.

The St. James' Park club, owned by Gers shareholder Mike Ashley, loaned their Scottish counterparts five players until the end of the 2014/15 campaign at the end of the January transfer window.

Of that quintet, only Haris Vuckic has played regularly with Remie Streete played for less than 45 minutes before getting injured. Kevin Mbabu, Gael Bigirimana and Shane Ferguson are all injured and unlikely to play at all.

The SPFL revealed in December it would withhold 250,000 of broadcast money to cover a fine imposed on the oldco for breaching EBT regulations.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/ranger...433n.124050312

47blue
27-04-2015, 21:33
Brilliant Rangers just brilliant

turrabear
27-04-2015, 21:35
What utter crap, I believe that Dave King will be approved as a fit and proper person with the SFA. I will assure you that within the next two weeks this will happen, if not the SFA lawyers will have to appear in court to explains why not, at their cost.

basically mate you know the sum totally of hee haw.

boldvale
27-04-2015, 21:43
Rule c26 on page 32 of the spfl document

Interpret how you wish

C26 A levy of 50% of the monies (gross excluding VAT) received or receivable by the Home Club for all Play-Off Matches played in the Premiership/Championship Play- Off Competition from all admission charges paid and payable to and for the relevant Play-Off Match shall be paid by the Home Club to the Company within seven days of the date on which each Play-Off Match is played.

Surely this should be after expenses are deducted. (Policing, stewards etc)

ItsInTheNet
27-04-2015, 21:57
Next few days should be fun and games.

Pa Bear
27-04-2015, 22:01
Excellent Rangers get it right up them !:p

jaws73
27-04-2015, 22:08
Surely this should be after expenses are deducted. (Policing, stewards etc)

You'd think. But no, the greedy barstewards take 50% off the top line and then we have to pay all our expenses out of the other 50% retained by us.

glasgowguy87
27-04-2015, 22:09
Surely this should be after expenses are deducted. (Policing, stewards etc)

It should be but it isn't. The SPFL take their cut first then expenses are taken from the club's 50% share.

tg-watp
27-04-2015, 22:14
Fantastic from the board.

Let's be honest, a close to full Ibrox is essential for these games to boost our chances of promotion, the result ultimately being, us gaining financially if we go up. Why wouldn't they do this? Very smart move.

Y3llowshift
27-04-2015, 22:15
Operation Tango?

williewoodburn
27-04-2015, 23:36
How many Season tickets in circulation just now ?

Could the Club not introduce a ST for the remaining 6 or so games ?

blueismycolour
27-04-2015, 23:39
Excellent gesture.

davieb1973
27-04-2015, 23:54
I take it this applies only to fans who have purchased FULL season tickets, and not to half or in my own case I purchased the four game package season ticket?

TPol_RFC
27-04-2015, 23:56
How many Season tickets in circulation just now ?

Could the Club not introduce a ST for the remaining 6 or so games ?
There will be a minimum of 1 game and maximum of 3

laini1234
28-04-2015, 00:06
Good stuff from the board . It will encourage a larger crowd and no other bunch of bampots get our dosh . Win win

Moodymann
28-04-2015, 00:28
Pleasing move.

They want our money and can't live without us but insist on doing everything they can to keep us down at every turn. Eff the SPFL / SFA.

Free tickets all round please.

rossyboy8
28-04-2015, 00:36
Happy with this decision, definitely the right thing to do by the board.

brooklynblue
28-04-2015, 00:54
+1 for that mate. Apply for the Northern Regional Division in England, once confirmed we would be accepted, hand in our 1 year notice to the SPFL.

Work our way up from the bottom - I believe it would be in the best case 9 seasons, I am sure SKY would take an interest.

And for those who say its not possible it is, just as long as you follow uefa guidelines. Crossover country league/teams in N. Ireland, and we are not forcing our way into a league place and causing trouble for other teams, we are simply making the application to be accepted into the base tier of the league.

This is message-board fantasy. The Club would barely survive plodding through the English non-League system. Why would Sky take an interest when our own support wouldn't...?

Well done to the Board on this decision.

barryhopez
28-04-2015, 10:14
+1 for that mate. Apply for the Northern Regional Division in England, once confirmed we would be accepted, hand in our 1 year notice to the SPFL.

Work our way up from the bottom - I believe it would be in the best case 9 seasons, I am sure SKY would take an interest.

And for those who say its not possible it is, just as long as you follow uefa guidelines. Crossover country league/teams in N. Ireland, and we are not forcing our way into a league place and causing trouble for other teams, we are simply making the application to be accepted into the base tier of the league.

A lot of fans have had enough of watching Rangers play in the lower leagues, and another year in the Championship may be the tipping point for more.

The notion that there'll be a surge to watch us play Kendal Town, Ossett Albion and Lancaster City is pure fantasy. Then we would need to negotiate the Northern Premier and also the lower leagues in England......and you reckon SKY would be interested as well?

FF is brilliant at times. :D

Sam_English
28-04-2015, 10:41
I fail to see why the SFA are not too pleased over this, after all Hibs did the very same last year.

mad4rfcme
28-04-2015, 10:56
Good move by our board. The corrupt SPFL/celtc fc are never ever going to do us any kind of favour, they just love having us down/hamstrung.

ibroxbound
28-04-2015, 11:15
Has this officially been confirmed by the club or is it just another rumour that has grown legs on here?

Aldo Novo
28-04-2015, 11:30
Motherwell plan to offer season-ticket holders free entry if they end up in play-offs despite SPFL gate fees rule
- Motherwell will offer free entry to their regular fans if they end up in play-off
- But SPFL are entitled to 50 per cent of gate proceeds from the games
- Motherwell will make stand and offer free tickets in event of finishing 11th
- Rangers and Hibernian will back the club's stance against the SPFL


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3058271/Motherwell-plan-offer-season-ticket-holders-free-entry-end-play-offs-despite-SPFL-gate-fees-rule.html

mayfairblue2
28-04-2015, 11:33
Good move by the board.

numberoneallover
28-04-2015, 11:44
when will this be confirmed?

bearspaw
28-04-2015, 11:49
I take it this applies only to fans who have purchased FULL season tickets, and not to half or in my own case I purchased the four game package season ticket?

I hope it applies to all season tickets. I bought 3 half tickets the day the new board came in despite only being able to see 2 games.
As per the Kings request i abstained until that day.

Fisher23
28-04-2015, 11:49
Fantastic gesture if this is indeed true.

Sutton_Blows_g0ats
28-04-2015, 11:53
The fans want free games the fans are our customers and what kind of business doesn't listen to its customers.. :ninja:

nelster
28-04-2015, 12:02
So. Which one is fact. Which one is lies.

- Hibernian were allowed last season to admit their season ticket holders free with no penalty (Source : here and other news outlets)

- Hibernian paid 200k as a penalty for allowing season ticket holders in for nothing (Source : evening times. Link provided couple pages ago)

Why are there 2 versions of the story still going on since this started over a week ago ?

johnwoods88
28-04-2015, 12:35
I'm hearing the free tickets only apply to people who have attended over 50% of the games this season.....

Just kidding before anyone has a meltdown

Cracking move by the board though, why should other clubs gain from us, hibs, qos and Motherwell?

Infinity
28-04-2015, 12:37
Have the SFA came out and said anything regarding this?

volunteer
28-04-2015, 13:07
I thought I would join the 7 pages but only one thing is missing........

it has not been confirmed as official so all is just rumours.

davieloyal
28-04-2015, 13:17
+1 for that mate. Apply for the Northern Regional Division in England, once confirmed we would be accepted, hand in our 1 year notice to the SPFL.

Work our way up from the bottom - I believe it would be in the best case 9 seasons, I am sure SKY would take an interest.

And for those who say its not possible it is, just as long as you follow uefa guidelines. Crossover country league/teams in N. Ireland, and we are not forcing our way into a league place and causing trouble for other teams, we are simply making the application to be accepted into the base tier of the league.

they dont want us down there and it will never happen.

ewankenobi
28-04-2015, 13:31
So. Which one is fact. Which one is lies.

- Hibernian were allowed last season to admit their season ticket holders free with no penalty (Source : here and other news outlets)

- Hibernian paid 200k as a penalty for allowing season ticket holders in for nothing (Source : evening times. Link provided couple pages ago)

Why are there 2 versions of the story still going on since this started over a week ago ?

This Evening Times article said they didn't receive a penalty for it:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/rangers/rangers-fans-welcome-ibrox-play-off-plan-204808n.124457737

Bigmother
28-04-2015, 18:32
STV news at six saying it has not been confirmed.

Bigmother
28-04-2015, 18:39
Rangers have now issued a statement confirming.:)

pennyblack
28-04-2015, 18:42
Statement issued lawell isn't getting all our cash GIRUY