punishment handed out for the Elgin game was pretty harsh in my mind, £25,000 fine (£5,000 of which will go to a charity of Rangers' choice) PLUS they have to pay our expenses for the trip (which could be costly given we travel very well especially when compared with our third division rivals) - problem is these expenses have to be verified & agreed by the SFL. Now had this not been the case I'd have said Rangers would say "oh our expenses were 20p" or at the very most said the expenses would be the statutory mileage amount HMRC allows (which I think is somewhere round the 40-50p mark per mile) - but the fact it has to be league verified means we have to use our actual expenses. I think it's a bit unfair for a 3rd division club to be fined that much along with expenses as it could, realistically hit £35k or more, that's unreasonable for a club that size in my book - problem is our "goon" elements of the support think it's justifiable as "their lives were at risk because they oversold the game", idiots, no one was going to die ffs!
Another oddity over it is the rearranged date is 22nd December, now winter in the Highlands is pretty brutal, cold & a severe risk of snow, even on the coast where Elgin is, I can see that match being postponed due to a frozen pitch or snow - only two grounds in D3 have undersoil heating, only one club can realistically afford to use it! (Queens Park for those who don't know, play at Hampden - Scotland's national stadium) Plus it's Christmas, clubs around that time traditionally play a ton of games, would have been much better & more prudent to arrange it in the new year when there's not as many games & less chance of it being postponed due to weather!!