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Soccer-Celtic surprised Rangers were allowed to keep titles

March 1 (Reuters) - Celtic are surprised that arch-rivals Rangers were deemed to have gained no competitive advantage for making undisclosed payments to players and staff from 2000-11, the Scottish Premier League leaders said on Friday. Former champions Rangers were fined 250,000 pounds ($375,300) by the Scottish Premier League (SPL) on Thursday although the Glasgow club were told they could keep the titles they won during the 11-year period the payments were made.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Rangers fined 250,000 pounds but keep titles

* SPL fine has no impact on new company - club * Highly unlikely that fine will be paid (Adds Rangers statement) Feb 28 (Reuters) - Former champions Rangers will not be stripped of any of their titles after being investigated for undisclosed payments to players and staff from 2000-11, the Scottish Premier League (SPL) said on Thursday. However, the company (Oldco) that formerly ran the Glasgow club and went into liquidation last year has been fined 250,000 pounds ($378,400).

Soccer-Rangers keep titles but fined by commission

Feb 28 (Reuters) - Former Scottish champions Rangers will not be stripped of any of their titles after being investigated for undisclosed payments from 2000 to 2011, the Scottish Premier League (SPL) said on Thursday. However, the company (Oldco) that formerly ran the Glasgow club and went into liquidation last year has been fined 250 thousand pounds ($378,400).

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Angry Rangers threaten to quit Scotland

By Keith Weir LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Former champions Rangers have threatened to try to move to a league outside Scotland if a plan to restructure the Scottish game goes ahead and leaves them languishing in the lowest tier. Chief Executive Charles Green made the threat on Wednesday, floating the prospect of the Glasgow club joining forces with teams from European nations such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Soccer-Rangers threaten to quit Scotland over league revamp

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Former champions Rangers have threatened to seek to move to a league outside of Scotland if a plan to restructure the Scottish game goes ahead as proposed. Rangers are currently in the fourth tier of the Scottish game after collapsing under a pile of debt last year. The latest proposals envisage a new three-tier structure for the Scottish game, but the authorities have ruled out fast-tracking Rangers back to a higher level.
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