Making predictions about Rangers in the last 12 months has proved near-impossible.
At this time last year manager Ally McCoist was struggling to add to his squad ahead of its UEFA Champions League qualifiers amid suspicion that owner
A year on and Rangers is heading for liquidation, while the club that is looking to emerge from the debris remains unable to play football or sign players.
What we do know is that the new Rangers - which is still to formally adopt the title until legal matters are completed later this month - will play in the Third Division, if anywhere.
Such a prospect looked highly unlikely when
But overwhelming public opinion scuppered first an attempt to join the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and then plans to put them in the First Division.
Most, if not all, of Scotland's senior clubs could be seriously hit financially from the fall-out but the Ibrox club has not necessarily hit rock-bottom yet.
Sevco was still looking to secure
It might have to accept a 12-month transfer embargo handed to the 'old' Rangers in April over the club's failure to pay millions of pounds in tax under Whyte.
McCoist retains internationals such as
McCoist has said a transfer ban is not feasible but the SFA would have to overrule its disciplinary procedures if it is to wipe it out. The ban was ruled unlawful in the Court of Session under challenge from Rangers but the alternative punishment could be suspension or termination of membership if the case reverts to the SFA's independent appeal tribunal.
Further complication comes in the form of the £3 million in debts owed to football clubs that Rangers were unable to pay back.
The SFA has stipulated that Sevco must take on the debt and complaints from the likes of Rapid Vienna, which is owed £1 million from the sale of
McCoist will have to rely on youth players but the squad he has at the moment, if supplemented heavily by young players, should still comfortably win the part-time Third Division.
The club has been linked with moves for the likes of
But Rangers made a failed bid for Norwich City striker
With a lack of season-ticket income and reduced revenue from the league fate, Green has told staff to expect job losses, which were largely avoided after Rangers went into administration in February.
Green has already rejected several bids for the club since taking over with former Rangers player
The off-field drama will continue with liquidators set to investigate financial matters in the final years of the 'old' Rangers existence, while police probe Whyte's takeover.
The scheme is the focus of an SPL investigation into alleged undisclosed payments to players, which could see Rangers stripped of titles.
Amidst all of the continuing turmoil, McCoist and his fellow Rangers fans, and the players, are desperate to seek respite in football.
McCoist was signing international players up to the last few hours before the Champions League opener against Malmo last season.
After the turmoil of the intervening 12 months, this July he will just be relieved to get a squad of players kitted out in light blue jerseys for any game as he looks to begin the long journey back for his team.