JCS

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About JCS

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  • Birthday 12/22/1953

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  1. I voted NO, simply because we have a totally disorganised, slow and ponderous defense that is easily taken apart by a relatively competent team. The warning signs have been their for a long time and we have not fixed the problem.In addition we have difficulty scoring goals and, consequently, cannot put teams 'away' as quickly and efficiently as we should. That shambles of a league cup group demonstrated all of the above points. I make my comments against the backcloth of a substandard SPFL and the fact that we should only actually encounter meaningful opposition form 3 or 4 teams in the league. I do hope I'm totally wrong, and I'll be more than happy to eat my words.
  2. Those goals demonstrate just how fragile our defence is. Motherwell exposed our defensive weaknesses without punishing us, but other teams won't be so accommodating. We are very poor at the back and we'lln pay for it this season if we don't act swiftly to rectify pur very obvious deficiencies. Yes, I know the SPFL is pretty crap, but it'll be hard for even the worst teams to miss the holes in our defence!
  3. How goes it my friend?

    I've been doing a little clearout and I found my match program from the 2008 Europa League final against Zenit. In addition I also found the little complimentary fans guide to Manchester that I picked up at the airport. I also have the ticket stubs for the final itself, the semi-final against Fiorintina (in Florence) and the earlier game against Werder Bremen (in Bremen). Do you think you could auction them for Erskine? I'm pretty sure you could make some money from them. Let me know if you want them.

    Best wishes

    JCS

  4. I totally disagree with Dave Kings response. I think it is disingenuous and disregards the legitimate concerns of the majority of Rangers fans. This debate is not about McCoist as a player but, rather, his inept performance as a manager and his refusal to accept his personal failure and that of his managerial team that significantly contributed to the shambles that was our team at that time. But, in truth, his behaviour after being placed on gardening leave alienated the majority of fans and explains why few would welcome him back at Ibrox. I bear Ally McCoist no personal ill will, but he is no longer part of Rangers FC and I have no wish to see him return in any capacity.
  5. If this is true - and I suspect it is - I consider it to be a retrograde step, and a major error by MW. I'm sorry but , regardless of his experience, 37 is totally beyond acceptable. Whilst I fully appreciate that we do not have a great deal of money to spend, I'm convinced there are plenty of competent, young centre backs out there and it worries me that McParland, Weir, MW et al can't seem to identify one.
  6. Sorry everyone, but I find it extremely difficult to get excited about this competition, it's format or the team's we'll be playing. My only interest will be in our starting lineups and by how many we beat these teams. Back in the "top flight" eh? With the exception of the Scum, the Sheepshaggers and the Rangers wannabes from Tynecastle, it'll be like the lower divisions all over again!
  7. Just read the article on RM, and I'm totally disgusted, although not in the least surprised! I'm utterly sickened by these liars and their determination to deflect criticism from their inept and unprofessional policing of last week's Scottish Cup Final. I was a policeman for several years and have been involved in many volatile (and downright dangerous) situations including major civil unrest involving thousands of rioters. I have also policed many local football matches, including cup finals. I must say that I find the excuses offered by the so called police spokesman, to be pathetic and infantile, and I have no doubt they are a tissue of lies. There were no reports of unrest outside the stadium after the game, and it is highly suspicious that it is now Thursday and this sinister 'statement' is only emerging now from a police force that most accept acted incompetently and disgracefully on the day. I think the club must react to this disgraceful statement and, of course, to the fact that it was given coverage by a rag that totally fails to disguise it's hatred for Rangers Football Club
  8. I stated that I was unhappy with the prospect of signing Joey Barton, but I have listened to (and read) all of his interviews and I am impressed with everything he has said. His pressers with the local rags were exceptional, and he really acquitted himself well. I believe he is, indeed, a changed man, although that will 'cut no ice' when the rags find sufficient dirt to sling at him. This is the honeymoon period, thereafter he can expect little but hostility from the media and the players and supporters of theclubs that hate everything Rangers. Welcome Joey. I wish you and your family a happy and productive time in Scotland, and at the mighty Rangers. Good luck and best wishes mate.
  9. An accurate, comprehensive and hard-hitting statement from the club. But make no mistake, this is just the beginning of the 'fight' yet to come. Neither the SFA, Hibs, or the plethora of Rangers hating bigots in the media, police and politics will roll over and acknowledge the sectarian hatred, animosity and vindictiveness that clearly motivated the disgraceful behaviour of the thousands of thugs, bedecked in green (and, in many instances, in green, white and gold), who invaded the pitch yesterday and assaulted our players and staff. It took the SFA/SPFL nine months to dimiss the Motherwell pitch invasion as a mere 'aberration' and conclude that punishment was unnecessary, and I have no doubt they will seek to delay and procrastinate as long as possible in this case to ensure that time will dim memories and blunt the outrage and anger that all decent people must feel at this time. The SFA 'waggons' will be corralled, and Reagan, Petrie et al will ready their political, police and media allies to 'spin' the falsehood of provocation and intimidation by the big, bad Rangers support. In fact everything clicked smoothly into gear even as the disgraceful scenes were being played out on the Hampden pitch. This is no longer just the 'thin end of the wedge', or just another attack to be endured by our club then quickly forgotten. This has got to be the final straw - this is where we must make our stand! Lose this one and we will be forever the 'whipping boy' of Scottish football. Our representations must be forceful and determined and embrace not just the SFA, but the european football authorities and, if necessary, the local and european courts. If we permit violence and intimidation to subdue and silence us, then we might as well close our doors forever. Yes, this statement is an excellent one - but our actions from this point onward, must speak louder than our words.
  10. That goal was inevitable. We were really poor throughout the game and Hibs were much more threatening than we were. Their players were, clearly, up for it whilst most of ours went missing. We had to many underperforming players - Holt and McKay spring to mind, as well as our totally inept defence. We are so vulnerable from corners and crosses that I'm surprised we have not been punished more severely over the course of the season. I'm not just disappointed that we lost the game, but bitterly disappointed at the manner at which we lost it. The only saving grace is that we will have an utterly different team next season. I just hope that the spotlight is firmly on building a TOTALLY new defence.
  11. That goal was inevitable. We were really poor throughout the game and Hibs were much more threatening than we were. Their players were, clearly, up for it whilst most of ours went missing. We had to many underperforming players - Holt and McKay spring to mind, as well as our totally inept defence. We are so vulnerable from corners and crosses that I'm surprised we have not been punished more severely over the course of the season. I'm not just disappointed that we lost the game, but bitterly disappointed at the manner at which we lost it. The only saving grace is that we will have an utterly different team next season. I just hope that the spotlight is firmly on building a TOTALLY new defence.
  12. I really do hate to criticise individuals, but Kiernan and Wilson are going to cost us dearly. If we win this final, it will be in spite of their inept performances.
  13. Very fortunate to be level at halftime - I'm a very relieved man! We have been piss poor in every area of the pitch. Much to casual and much to careless. Slow and ponderous at times. I can't believe the space and time we're giving Stokes and Cummings! Were it not for Kenny's bullet header we wouldd be really struggling. I expect MW to put a rocket up collective backsides!
  14. Unlucky Kenny! Super header yet again. Now let's step up the pace - we're much to casual.
  15. Super header Kenny! Now lets build on this please! But it seems we're still determined to give that cunt Stokes all the time and space he needs!!!