Football Talk: SPL won't appeal Rangers verdict, Romanov boxing with Bednar

Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson.
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No sooner is one interesting era in Scottish football's hall of outspoken powerbrokers ushered out, another one is ushered in.

Monday saw the imminent fall of Vladimir Romanov at Hearts, the man who has bestowed upon us great moments such as his "media monkeys" outburst, boxing with Roman Bednar and having his translator chap on the door of a remote farm in order to purchase one of the farmer's sheep, to name but a few.

Monday also saw further outpourings from Charles Green in an interview with STV.

We were treated to gems such as "you don't need to be a brain surgeon to see Rangers could be cherry picked to be in the second tier", and calling out Walter Smith for saying Rangers' performances had been "unpleasant".

It's all ruddy good entertainment, no? The game needs more of this, but it needs more than words.

Imagine Peter Lawwell and Michael Johnston on a celebrity version of The Chase, or Stewart Milne and Roy MacGregor mud wrestling. It could form part of the TV rights package.

On that thought, here's that video of Vlad boxing with Roman Bednar. It didn't end well.

Now what you've been waiting for. Here's today's top Scottish football headlines.

SPL will not appeal Rangers commission verdict
Stephen Thompson says the league want to "draw a line" under the situation. (Herald)

Vladimir Romanov relinquishes control at Hearts after quitting UBIG board
The businessman was the chairman of the club's majority shareholders, but quit last week.

'It doesn't take a brain surgeon to work out Rangers may be in second tier'
Charles Green says his club could benefit from 'cherry picking' of two new sides.

Charles Green: 'Rangers and Celtic won’t play in Scotland in five years'
The Ibrox chief executive believes the two Glasgow clubs are ‘too big’ for Scottish football

Celtic to face Dundee United in Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden
Falkirk will face Hibernian in the other last four tie at the national stadium.

Mikael Lustig aims to help end Celtic’s recent Hampden hoodoo
The Swedish defender is looking forward to the Scottish Cup semi-final with Dundee United.

Dundee United forward Johnny Russell 'suffers fractured fibula'
The 22-year-old was injured by Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Josh Meekings last midweek.

James McPake: No extra pressure on Hibs despite losing last year's final
Hibs captain James insists club will always be burdened by horrendous record in competition.

Steve Lomas: Hearts players will want to prove a point against St Johnstone
Saints boss is geared up for battle as the Tynecastle players fight for place in the cup final squad.

Ally McCoist wants to sign Dundee United striker Jon Daly and Motherwell star Nicky Law
The Rangers boss is lining up a swoop on two of the SPL's top talents. (Sun)

Gary Locke: Hearts job isn't for me
The interim boss doesn't believe he's in with a shout of taking over from John McGlynn. (Sporting Life)

Rowan Vine and Stevie May make their pitch to star in a sitcom.

You're Celtic. You're worrying how you're going to beat Juventus, given you're 3-0 down.

You're Andrea Pirlo. You're three goals to the good. Relax.

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