Now those same SFL moralists are doing everything possible to parachute a new club from the ashes of the disgraced Rangers Football Club into the first division.
What was good enough for Gretna is more than this zombie version of Rangers deserves now. They cannot guarantee they will be able to fulfil their fixtures as HMRC may seize Ibrox and any other of the former club's assets during the coming season.
As for Neil Doncaster, Campbell Ogilvie, Henry McLeish and Stewart Regan, their positions are untenable. As Cromwell put it: "You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go!"
Mark Boyle, Johnstone
Now that chairmen have been told that clubs would lose at least £16m if Rangers are not in the SPL, perhaps Charles Green should phone Sky television?
He can tell them that he will not have enough money to fund a team that would be worthy of appearance on Sky.
If that were to happen, how much more money would be lost to Scottish football?
David Syme, Wishaw
I refer to the excellent article by Graham Hunter (The Herald, July 3) in which he states that "this Spanish squad of players have surpassed even the feats of the great Brazilian and Argentinian sides".
They are one of the best footballing sides I have seen, but obviously Mr Hunter is not old enough to remember the fabulous Hungarian team of the 1950s described by Tom Finney as the greatest football side ever.They were captained by the Galloping Major – Ferenc Puskas, the greatest footballer I have ever seen, ably supported by Hidegkuti, Kocsis and Bozsik. In 1953 I watched them destroy England at Wembley 6-3 and I was fascinated. In the return match in Budapest England were humiliated 7-1. How I wish that sporting journalists, when they make statements similar to Mr Hunter, add: "during my time"!
Kenneth P Colville, Isle of Bute