The intervention of John Brown has not brought a conclusion to the Rangers story, but it has emphasised the crux of the problem facing Charles Green and Zeus Capital: they can never win the fight for the soul of Rangers.
Their Sevco consortium owns the business and assets of the football club, but the support has now rejected them. Any fans wavering in their scepticism will have fallen in line behind Brown.
A member of the nine-in-a-row team, a close friend of the manager, Ally McCoist, and the rest of his backroom staff, even a member of it himself until he cleared his desk and left his job as a scout on Monday, Brown remains one of the figures who can galvanise the entire Rangers fanbase. Green and Zeus might have intended to float the club on the stockmarket, they even talked of plans of investment and ambition, but nobody falls for those old grandstanding claims any more.
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