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For some of the chairmen and chief executives present, that will now seem like a minor concern. A number of them are facing the stark reality of Rangers being required to start from the bottom tier of Scottish football, and the financial consequences
Already there has been a rush of anxiety. Inverness Caledonian Thistle were to hold an emergency board meeting this weekend, while Stewart Gilmour, the St Mirren chairman, yesterday described the decision of the Scottish Football League clubs to vote Rangers into the Third Division as "terrible; catastrophic even".