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BBC Sport Scotlands Scottish football review 2014

BBC Sport Scotlands Scottish football review 2014
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The year in Scottish football saw corporate as Packers Davante Adams Womens Jersey well as competitive drama and upheaval, certainly, but also the usual doses of joy and sorrow. Individual stories abound, but there were prominent themes, too, not least some clubs shedding debt and others finding youth development and prudence to be worthwhile pursuits. Subjectivity applies to any review, but events can be judged on their own merits. Every club will, for instance, have seen significant moments, but those that linger tend to have generated a wider impact. There were familiar travails at Ibrox, both on and off the field, but also the growing success of the women's game, as reflected in the progress of the Scottish national team and Glasgow City's European exploits. Changing of the guard Managers came and went, as they always do, but there were two departures that dominated the year. The fate of Ally McCoist at Ibrox will be folded into the single narrative of Rangers, but Neil Lennon's decision to leave Celtic was a neat turning point in the year. His Celtic side won their third consecutive title in emphatic style - securing the championship on 26 March. Lennon's team lost only once in the league all season, they scored 102 goals and accumulated 99 points. The tallies alone are testament to his ability to motivate and drive his players on. There was a sense when Lennon decided to leave, though, that he felt the team was downsizing and that he felt it was the right time to move on. The pursuit of a new manager was played http://www.officialauthenticpackersshop.com/PACKERS-KHYRI-THORNTON-JERSEY out in the full glare of the media. Candidates were identified and assessed, and for a time it seemed certain that Roy Keane would take the position. Instead, the Norwegian Ronny Deila was named as Lennon's successor, a young, self-assured, contemporary manager who had guided Stromsgodset to achievements beyond their usual ambitions. Deila spoke of player development, of style and philosophy, but he also seemed aware of the need for substance, too. Clubs like Celtic do not tolerate long spells of transition, and early European obligations brought challenges that revealed the balance Delia had to strike between working with the resources that he had and trying to implement his own playing strategies. Celtic have found a sense of rhythm now, but it is not yet as decisive or capable of flourishes as the one that Lennon's side produced. Deila is still shaping the team, but he only has to look back to last May and the achievement of his predecessor to see what is expected of a Celtic manager. McCoist's decision to resign and invoke a 12-month notice period was a sudden dramatic intervention at Ibrox, but not out of keeping with another year of intrigue. Performances on the field did not improve greatly, yet there was a certain grim determination in the way that the players maintained their unbeaten league campaign to win the League One title. The backdrop tends to be more interesting at Rangers than events on the pitch, though. Supporters continued to grow disenfranchised with the board and the group of shareholders who run the club. When Dave King, the former director, urged fans to pool their season ticket money, the result was that 15,000 refused to renew during the summer. The drop-off was a reflection of the disengagement of fans who are unhappy at the way the club is being controlled, but also brought financial consequences. Loans had to be sought in February and October, just to keep the business running, while an open offer of shares in September also raised a little over £3m. The annual accounts revealed that a further £8m is required in fresh funding next year, and in the background Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle, has been building his power base. He did not participate in the open offer, but did buy shares in the open market, so that he now owns 8.92% of Rangers International Football Club. With the open offer not raising enough, Ashley also offered a loan, although King and fellow supporters made a £16m funding offer - which the board rejected citing proof of funding queries which the consortium denied was an issue - and Brian Kennedy also made a loan offer. Among the conditions of Ashley's £3m loan was http://www.officialauthenticpackersshop.com/PACKERS-NICK-PERRY-JERSEY that he have two representatives on the board, despite having agreed in an undertaking with the Scottish Football Association not to have undue representation on the board. His long-time associate and former Newcastle United managing director, Derek Llambias, is now chief executive. After 12 months of further intrigue and machinations, Rangers still need money, better governance and a more stable ownership structure.

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