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    Aye alright calm down mr rapey
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    It's the tits on the park and the cunts in the boardroom that are the problems.
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    When the current board were voted on, I said at the time - I'll give it one year before the self-agendas / backstabbing / resignations (ala' the RST) would start. I was wrong, it lasted six or seven months before we had three resignations. That's some going and down to the actions of one individual. This wasn't just an observation of mine, but of numerous people on here and elsewhere who could see exactly how it would end up - but we were routinely shot down, accused of not giving it a chance. Funnily enough, we were told much the same at the inception of RF when we stated the end game was a merger with the RST...the very same people told us it would never happen. I posted this yesterday: https://tinyurl.com/md96p6e They've failed on every issue they set out to achieve. As I mentioned before, jettison the current board members (Houston especially), elect a new board (hopefully including D'Art) and then it might have a chance of surviving / being a success, but until Houston is gone, it will remain toxic and fucked beyond repair. Another busted flush.
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    Miller deserves a role at the club when he retires
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    We have some right spastics in our support.
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    I want the best squad available to us. Couldn't care less about their skin colour, religion or nationality.
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    Good Read I thought Succulent lamb: a phrase which, as bizarre as it seems, alludes to the great sway Rangers Football Club, or perhaps more accurately Sir David Murray, once held over the Scottish media. The term refers to the food served by the Rangers chairman in meetings with friendly journalists who would report favorably in return for exclusives and inside information in return. Murray understood the value of brand management, media relations and the need to have journalists onside for the inevitable moments when our club would require them. Murray, for all his many, many faults, understood the true value of public relations, at least in the first half of his tenure. The same cannot be said for our current board of directors. Lamb is very much off the menu. “Public Relations is about reputation – the result of what you do, what you say and what others say about you. PR is the discipline which looks after reputation, with the aim of earning understanding and support and influencing opinion and behavior.” - The Chartered Institute of Public Relations The above, quite clearly, has not truly been appreciated at Rangers for well over a decade as our club has allowed itself and our fans to become a punch-bag for the media and rival supporters, epitomized most disappointingly by the poisonous summer of 2012. For years we adopted an outdated and counter-productive approach of “dignified silence”, allowing the vacuum created to be filled by others. And, let me tell you, the narrative they have built up has not been beneficial to Rangers in any way, shape or form. Our club has allowed, over a period of time, the continued and disgraceful dehumanizing and abuse of our support. We have made ourselves an easy target and at times when there was no shortage of people lining up to take a kick. And that’s the problem with saying nothing. If we don’t comment, someone else will. Look no further than the events of the last week. Two knuckle-draggers were pictured at our stadium racially abusing Scott Sinclair. It was as abhorrent as it was vile. And our club’s response? Silence. Deafening silence. The result of that has been clear for all to see. Celtic had their players tweeting, their manager commenting and stories about a “hate mob” on the back-pages until the middle of the week. Their orchestrated campaign continued with players posing with a t-shirt emblazoned with the message “Love Celtic, Hate Racism” and their supporters proudly displayed a banner with an anti-racism message. That's the same club that employs Leigh Griffiths and was “seriously disappointed” at the ban handed to Aleksandar Tonev. Yet, because of Celtic’s un-matched PR, there are no mainstream media comment on such hypocrisy – just compliant journalists helping with the over-the-top milking of what was, of course, a horrible situation. An article in The Herald entitled “Scottish football a backwater? Racist abuse and anti-Catholic songbook doesn’t help our case” again reinforce the growing link being made with racism and our club on the back of two morons in a crowd of 50,000. At the time Rangers needed to be proactive, not reactive. Our club is very much open to all and runs numerous terrific initiatives within communities that we should be proud of. The problem is we quite simply don’t promote this anywhere near enough. We could, in any attempt to salvage something remotely positive from this situation, have invited an anti-racism initiative to the stadium the next day and had players endorsing their positive message just as Celtic have done. It seems like pretty simple stuff if I’m being honest. Instead, we allowed ourselves to be put on the back foot, issuing a minimal response condemning the gestures and spending the rest of the week fire-fighting the association with racism or, worse, simply waiting for the embers to burn out of their own accord. Then, just as the fire does die down, we organize a SRTRC anti-racism event with Wes Foderingham – over a week later. And days after Celtic did the same at the PFA Awards dinner. All of this begs the question – just what on earth is it that James Traynor and Level5 actually do? I know for a fact that a number of prominent journalists in Scotland are in complete disbelief over how poorly Rangers handles it's public relations and brand management. They cannot comprehend that the club thought it was a good idea to employ somebody almost universally disliked and, worse, distrusted in media circles to head up the public relations of the new regime at Rangers and queried what exactly a former tabloid hack really knows about the various different aspects of modern PR. Valid points, I would say. These journalists cannot understand that a huge club like ours has such a dreadful, antiquated, and ineffective approach to public relations and that we persist with this despite the obvious failings. The amateurish, old school methods deployed by Level5 no longer work in the modern world. Good PR isn’t limited to angry, rambling statements and taking pot-shots at everyone and anyone on the club website. It might work in the sports pages of the Record but it certainly isn’t enough for an institution like Rangers. Celtic used the media, rather disgracefully, to apply pressure to a referee prior to our semi-final at Hampden. They then used it to build the association of Rangers fans with racism through the Scott Sinclair incident. They know how to play the game and they aren’t afraid to take the gloves off in doing so. And we let it pass without as much as a peep. While I wouldn’t advocate stooping to their level there is absolutely no doubt that a modern, professional firm who actually specialize in PR and not sports columns could provide us with so much more value for money than the incompetents we currently have running the show. You wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your electrics, so why hire a former sports hack to handle our most sensitive PR and defend our reputation beyond the back pages of the Daily Record? Rangers have nobody with the relevant experience in issues like crisis PR or delivering a sustained, message-focused campaign to change or promote perceptions of a brand. What do Traynor and Level5 know about positive image enhancement? What do they know about community engagement or creating and building a brand? The evidence would suggest very little. While Celtic have successfully built a romanticized image around their origin, Brother Walfrid and the core values they believe define their football club, our institution and support have had our reputation defined by jealous, bitter rivals and others. We have allowed ourselves to be portrayed by our enemies, for lack of a better word, as some sub-human, knuckle-dragging “klan”. And we didn’t do anywhere near enough to counter it. Yes, in recent years, we’ve taken action against BBC Scotland and individual journalists such as Graham Spiers and Keith Jackson but the club don’t make clear enough why they’ve had to take these steps. In the last few days another Daily Record journalist – indeed their online sports editor - has joined Jane Hamilton and their paid Celtic blogger in having past sectarian tweets and anti-Rangers bile exposed. What have Rangers said? Absolutely nothing. They may well understandably be fed up of being patronized by the Record Editor Murray Foote’s ongoing tacit support for such bigotry and inaccuracies regarding our club but as powerless as we may be to stop such content, the club should be informing every Rangers supporter to take their business elsewhere. Celtic did so in the past and are reaping the rewards now. Sure, banning newspapers or taking away the privileges of journalists may not be the best long-term strategy but if organizations can’t be worked with positively then make it clear why. Don’t leave people guessing – fill the vacuum and make your point. With that in mind, our club needs to define what it stands for, what it means to be a Ranger. David Mason, the club’s historian, said: “for me, it is about standards and tradition and about the values that Bill Struth instilled into our institution”. From the Gallant Pioneers’ humble beginnings we established ourselves as the premier club in the land, upholding values like class, dignity, and sportsmanship. That is Rangers. PR is about much more than the back page of a newspaper. The club needs to start looking after our image, our identity. And you don’t do that by employing those who have absolutely no idea what those are, never mind how to champion them. At best right now we are constantly reactive rather than proactive. At worst we are completely inactive. It is an embarrassingly negligent approach for a firm receiving not inconsiderable sums for their services. What concerns me, however, is that our board seem completely ignorant as to just how abysmally poor our PR is. Or maybe they actually believe that Level5 do a good job for us? One is as worrying as the other. There are firms out there who actually specialize in public relations. I suggest we consider hiring one. Only then we may match Celtic off the park – as well as on it.ught.
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    That article reads as if Miller is enjoying doing the role and making lots of time ( sometimes hours) for the lads to pass on any experience he can. No disputing that he will require to have practical coaching/managenent skills to complete his badges, it's pretty much the same in most industries, but he appears to be applying the same commitment to it that he did his entire playing career. Great pro.
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    Wasn't going to enter this thread as I knew fine well how it would go, but then I thought fuck it no harm in Peking.
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    Certainly put a new slant on things.
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    I know for a fact that he wants to stay and is looking for a bit more security on his contract. The boy is talented, clearly, people in this thread obviously don't watch Rangers if they don't think he is. His first touch is sublime, he has vision and can play a pass. His mentality and willingness to keep going holds back so much. It's as if he's scared to take his man on sometimes, unless he's 100% certain he'll beat him, to me, it's as if he's paranoid about how the fans will react if he doesn't beat his man or loses the ball. I know most who go to games will applaud his effort to go down the outside instead of cutting inside and passing, McKay just needs to believe in himself more.
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    The board can't handle the job in front of them. Even if King etc wanted to take the Media on and defend us, I don't think they are capable of doing so, I don't think they have the time, money, people or motivation to do so. They are simply not up to the task. Instead of just accepting that this is the way things are and constantly going on about the media bias against us, maybe some of our fans should start questioning why the board have allowed it to continue for so long But as usual with this board they have done the absolute minimum required by banning a journalist or two for a couple months and the boards cronies act like that's enough Folk talk about the taig propaganda, what about the propaganda from Rangers fans that covers up the constant lies and failures from the board But I suppose it's easier to believe that you're just a victim of media bias than it is to admit you've been played for fool by people you trusted. There's at least 3 threads a day on here moaning about the Media. When will folk wake up and realise that the Media will continue to slate us as long as the board give them a free pass. Guaranteed if the media were to start pointing out King's failures instead of slating the fans that he would come out guns blazing because the only one he cares about is himself
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    I couldn't care how diverse we are, long as we win trophies then the squad can be all white and British or they can be Sikhs from Madagascar for all I care
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    Looked composed when he came on, hopefully gets a run in the next couple of games. Think the lad getting on ahead of Halliday tells a lot about the managers thinking of Halliday.
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    Report on tonight's 17's game https://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/17s-hit-five-past-well/
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    JAMIE BARJONAS has thanked Light Blue mentor Kenny Miller for helping him on the road to first team glory at Rangers. The midfielder made his Gers bow in the win over Partick Thistle last weekend and was handed his Ibrox debut by boss Pedro Caixinha on Saturday. Barjonas replaced Jason Holt midway through the second half and produced a solid performance as Caixinha’s side clinched a 2-1 win. The 18-year-old has made the step up from the Gers Development Squad and he is grateful for the words of wisdom from experienced campaigner Miller. He said: “Kenny Miler has been a big influence. He comes in on his days off to help the 20s and comes to 20s games. “He is a brilliant athlete and he gives all the boys good motivation. He is a good role model for me personally and all the rest of the Under-20s. “If you have got something to ask, he will sit down with you for hours and speak to you about whatever you want to speak about. He is always there to help and always there to motivate you. “He just says to enjoy yourself, play your game and don’t be nervous, no matter if you are playing in front of 40 people or playing in front of 50,000 people. “Just do what you are good at, keep the ball, get back into position and work as hard as you can. That is all you can do. “I have got a bit of strength about me, a good range of passing and I think my best strength is my composure on the ball. “I have confidence to take the ball, keep the ball under pressure and keep it for the team.” It has been a dream week for Barjonas as he has made his first two outings in Light Blue and helped Rangers to successive Premiership wins. Boss Caixinha is set to overhaul his Gers squad in the summer but the midfielder is determined to remain in the Portuguese’s plans. He said: “I am just taking every day as it comes, working as hard as I can in training and trying to catch the gaffer’s eye. When I get on the pitch, I let my feet do the talking and trying to do as much as I can for the team. “I am just taking every day as it comes. I am trying to kick-on as much as I can and working as hard as I can. “I am hopeful [I can still be involved]. He is going to bring in quite a few players but I like that, it is a challenge. “Even if I am back down to the 20s, I will work as hard as I can and hopefully push on and get as much first team experience as I can. Good to see that the mentoring Kenny has been doing with the Under-20's is rubbing off. He's the perfect player to have in there with the amount of experience under his belt. I hope he goes on to become a coach for us in the future, hopefully his attitude and talent as a player will transfer over to the coaching side. I'd like to see Barjonas get more minutes in the next two games as well.
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    I like the way he says ''Players go on vacation on the 21st. Some will return, some will not'' Pedro's gonna have them killed off
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    that's Vince McMahon
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    'DR in bullshit player link shocker.' Stick that on your headline, you shitey little rag.
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    Should be 11, white, Rangers supporting, protestants only.
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    Leeds Utd at Ibrox 1992 Title decider v Aberdeen at Ibrox 1991 Scary to think these were 25/26 years ago.
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    Tie you up outside Ibrox and charge a tenner to punch you in the head.
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    I'm baffled at how anyone can look at the Jack-Halliday stat comparison and say that they're anywhere near the same. Jack is notably better in all of the main areas.
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    Alex Willoughby
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    Sheep dip..its the new legal high
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    Nah mate, we've gotten plenty of points since Caixinha took over
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    There is NO CHANCE, that you don't know who he is.
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    Maybe get them to sort the grub out as well.
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    That's an understatement mate.
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    Andre kanchelskious
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    Must have been dropping swedgers the whole way down from Elgin!
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    I think theres a slight danger a comparison will be made between kids and professional footballers. I cant see many youngsters having a "challenge game" mentality when theyre coming up against the best sides in Britain every game. We could put them up against crap every week, they'll win every week, get that "winning mentality" every week, and learn absolutely nothing every week. One of the many many problems with our game is that sort of mentality, where a 13 or 14 year old boy starts to get it drilled into him that its "must win", not that his awareness or reading of the game is more important. Everyone mentions Barca at this point, and its cliche but true. Watch some vidoes of their youth teams, even in tournaments, winning is important to them, but not the be-all. Lastly: "right son mon sign for Rangers, play in the youth development leagues against boys you go to school with" or "right son mon sign for Rangers, your debut is against Man Utd and then we play Chelsea the following week" hmmm, decisions decisions
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    He's been our player of the year, imo.
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    He's Portuguese. Pedro's Portuguese. I can officially confirm it's happening.
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    Race isn't an issue, you're welcome here.
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    You'd be lucky if Barrie Mckay could hold a conversation with anyone, never mind leak information.
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