Greedy stars to blame at Ibrox.Geoff Brown Geoffrey Brown is a Scottish businessman and chairman of St. Johnstone since 1986. He is one the longest-serving chairman in Scottish football.
In 1970, he founded G. S. Brown Construction, which specialises in house building. last night took a swipe at some of the Rangers legends lining up to express dismay at the financial crisis gripping their old club.
The former Perth chairman watched spending at Ibrox escalate in the David Murray David Murray may refer to:
- David Murray, 5th Viscount of Stormont (died 1731)
- David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield, 7th Viscount Stormont (1727-1796)
- David Murray (CEO), CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- David Murray (computer scientist)
And Brown, who ran a tight ship at McDiarmid Park
McDiarmid Park is the home of St. Johnstone Football Club from Perth, Scotland. It has an all-seated capacity of 10,673. for 25 years, believes the stars who picked up huge wages must share the blame for Rangers' demise.
He said: "It was the big-name players and agents who benefited from the spending at Ibrox.
"Rangers went in for highprofile internationalists and had to pay for them. These are the guys who got the money out of the club.
BUST "Under Dick Advocaat it just got ridiculous. It was completely unsustainable and the mess they are in now is the end result.
"I'm afraid the punters are finally being told, 'Sorry but we can't afford it'."
The Ibrox crash came as no surprise to Brown but he thinks the club will survive.
He said: "I don't envisage a situation where Rangers won't be playing in some shape or form. As long as they are in the SPL (1) (Systems Programming Language) The assembly language for the HP 3000 series. See assembly language for an SPL program example.
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1. , Sky will have their Old Firm games.
"If the TV deal was to founder every club in the land would be bust.
"Every budget is drawn up on the strength of that deal and the minimum clubs get is around pounds 850,000 mark.
"That black hole couldn't be filled. But it's nonsense to say there would be no Scottish football without Rangers. It just wouldn't be played at the same level."
I SAW IT COMING J Brown