Sat. Oct 1st, 2022
RANGERS managing director Stewart Robertson has been explaining the Ibrox side’s position in relation to the new Sky Sports TV proposal.

Sky propose to take their current broadcast agreement with the top-flight further, with a £30million-a-year move to increase the games shown from 48 to 60 on the table.

Rangers CEO Stewart Robertson has been critical of the SPFL deal

Rangers did not initially submit a response to the new deal resolution and having studied the figures then compared them to their Champions League rivals – Robertson says the numbers don’t add up.

“I don’t think we sell it,” he told The Rangers Review. “We just go along and nudge it up a little bit. This is no criticism of Sky who are a good partner for Scottish football.  

“We didn’t market-test this deal. We have no idea what else is available in the market so we don’t know whether it’s the best deal or not.

“There’s an advisor the SPFL have used and he’s telling us all the reasons why he thinks it’s a good deal.  

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“We get market feedback that doesn’t really hang together with the other stuff we are being told.  

“My problem is we haven’t gone and sold it. We haven’t sold it whatsoever.

“I’ve been reasonably vocal about it when I was on the SPFL board.

“Without breaching any confidences, I still think we are underselling Scottish football. I get frustrated by it.”

A mouth-watering Champions League double-header with Liverpool is on Rangers’ horizon next month but the gulf in clubs’ prize money can barely compare between the Scottish and English league runners-up.


The second-placed Reds received £151m for finishing behind Manchester City to Gers’ £2.7m for second-place in Scotland – a well-known fact highlighted by Robertson.

But it was Malmo, who ended last season’s Champions League dream – and the broadcast cash available in Sweden, which proved an eye-opener for the Ibrox chief.

“The one that really stuck with me was Malmo – their TV deal was more than double the Scottish deal.

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“You sit with Ajax and Napoli and they are all receiving far more from their TV and sponsorship deals and their league commercial deals as a whole.  

“It put Scottish clubs at a disadvantage when you are playing other European clubs because you know they are all taking bigger sums out of their leagues and TV deals than we can.” 

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