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  1. I was too young to remember this. How did it feel as a bear beating Leeds? Is it the same as eg us beating Liverpool today? I would have loved to experience the build up where the English media were writing us off. What were the Scottish media saying prior to the tie?
  2. Good point. However I think our contract with Hummel doesn't officially end until June 30th. So Rangers cant have them wearing something Club related with another brand. Castore general merchandise will be a workaround.
  3. Gerrards comments suggest he has signed him because of Scottish football. Someone who is strong, fast and won't take any nonsense.
  4. I'm glad we are keeping our transfer business to ourselves. It shows our sources to the DR and Sun are gone.
  5. Then usually another twice in cups. Sick of playing killie livi and hamilton.
  6. Rangers and celtic would both have 'B' teams in the bottom tier of a 14-14-18 league set-up being proposed by the Ibrox club for next season. Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers would also be invited into the SPFL to make up an expanded League One, with the "innovation paper" also suggesting Hearts and Partick Thistle avoid their respective relegations. Both Old Firm B sides would immediately pay a £125,000 joining fee, with further payments to be made in each of the following three campaigns. That money would go to third-tier clubs and would reduce by £25,000 each term across a four-year deal, with the entire plan worth a total of £1.2m of "new finance". What else is in the 'innovation paper'? Rangers and celtic B teams can only get promoted as high as the Championship; Their players will have an age limit of 21; The Old Firm will purchase at least 200 tickets at a cost of £15 for each away game, with the money paid in advance; They will also pay £1000 to stream each of those matches, should facilities be in place Other Premiership clubs can apply to have 'B' teams starting in the Highland and Lowland leagues - replacing Kelty and Brora - with a joining fee of £25,000; Alternatively, they could forge strategic partnerships with lower-league outfits that would allow up to six players, plus one coach to be loaned by the Premiership club; Those partnerships would have a minimum three-year commitment and would cease if the lower-league club reaches the top flight. How would the divisions work? Hearts and Inverness Caledonian Thistle would be added to top 12; League would split into a top six and bottom eight after 26 matches; Top six would play home and away (total 36 games) as would the bottom eight (total 40 games); One team would be relegated, and another would face a play-off as currently. Raith Rovers, Falkirk, Airdrie, Montrose, East Fife and Dumbarton would be moved up; League would split into a top six and bottom eight after 26 games; Top six would play home and away (total 36 games) as would the bottom eight (total 40 games); One team would be promoted, plus three more would make play-offs as currently; Bottom two would be relegated, with the 12th-placed team in play-off. Teams would meet twice each season; Top two would be guaranteed promotion, with teams in third, fourth, fifth and sixth in play-offs to decide who would face off with 12th team in Championship; Bottom side will enter play-off with Highland or Lowland League play-off winner as currently; There is scope for second bottom team to also become part of play-offs. Why are Rangers proposing it? The Ibrox club say their objectives are to ensure no club is worse off as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and to inject "new finance" into the "vulnerable" lower leagues to improve standards. Furthermore, Rangers say they want to achieve the "freshness" that reconstruction would bring while making sure "the pyramid is respected" and keeping each club's share of prize-money distribution the same. Another plank is to tackle the "player transition challenge" with a "menu" of options for different-sized clubs ranging from B teams to the existing loan agreements and reserve league. What happens next? It is unclear how much support exists for the proposals, although it is understood celtic do back them. All Premiership clubs are aware, and will have had the full document presented to them by Rangers by Tuesday. Furthermore, the Scottish FA and SPFL have both been briefed, and other lower-league outfits have been sounded out. There is also thought to be broad support for the strategic partnerships - an idea initially suggested by Stenhousemuir chairman Iain McMenemy. Were the plan to go to a vote, it would need 32 of the 42 clubs to support it. Seventeen of those would have to be in the Premiership and Championship, with 11 of them in the top flight. While Rangers are aiming for this to be introduced next season, they recognise that will be difficult and are prepared to adapt elements once they have consulted more widely. Further stumbling blocks are that, while Stranraer would technically avoid the relegation from League One meted out after the early curtailment of last season, they would still end up in the bottom tier. Clyde, Peterhead and Forfar Athletic would be in a similar situation, while Cove would stay in the bottom tier despite winning League Two last term. Earlier this week, SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster wrote to clubs asking if they would back a 14-team Premiership for next season and, if not, how might their objections be overcome. That followed Hearts' owner Ann Budge's failed attempt to gain support for a 14-14-14 structure for the next two seasons.
  7. Dear supporter, I spoke with RangersTV to address a number of the key issues relating to our club which can be found in the attached, free-to-view interview. Please click HERE to watch. Our planning for next season is well underway, and we were delighted to secure the permanent services of Ianis Hagi on a long term, permanent deal. Ross Wilson is continuing to explore options in the transfer market, we will update on further incoming players within the next week. That we were able to do this despite the current situation is down, in no small part, to you, and the magnificent backing you have given the club. Season ticket sales were at record levels last year and uptake for the coming season has been outstanding so far. The recent announcement of Castore as our new Kit and Retail partner is a significant moment for our club. This historic deal will provide an immediate and significant cash injection into our club. I am acutely aware of supporters desire to buy Rangers merchandise online and visit the Ibrox shop, full in the knowledge that their purchases will go directly back into our club funds. This is a very positive step for our club, one which I am excited to see develop over the incoming seasons. Our new MyGers membership scheme has also topped 12,000 members, which is an absolutely incredible figure to reach so early. The funds generated from those sales will help Steven Gerrard strengthen his squad. The Rangers board remain absolutely committed to ensuring Rangers compete for and win silverware, and will continue to back the manager in order to achieve that. We announced when we launched our season tickets that we would offer a £25 voucher as a loyalty reward if the season was curtailed early. I outlined how season-ticket holders will be able to claim their voucher and use it to purchase club products by emailing ticketcentre@Rangers.co.uk. Within the interview, I also address questions on refunds for cancelled games last season, should any supporter wish to claim one. Rest assured, however, if you choose to leave your money within the club, it will be re-invested into the first-team squad. Further information on the process for refund requests will be issued next week. Furthermore, we have worked to ensure that we can provide a temporary bespoke solution for season ticket holders, if the season begins behind closed doors. I am pleased that we will offer a temporary “virtual match ticket” which will allow season ticket holders, complimentary access to all Premiership home games via RangersTV. The RangersTV team are already exploring innovative ways to further enhance the match production and coverage, in order our supporters feel as close as possible to the action, even if they can’t be in the stadium temporarily. Through our involvement in the Joint Response Groups, we’ve been encouraged by the SPFL, SFA and Government indications that the Premiership is set to begin, on time, in August and that a gradual reintroduction of supporters in to stadiums remains a key focus, as soon as its safe to do so. Despite the lockdown, work on Project 2022 has continued; 2022 being the year Rangers will become the first major football club to reach their 150th anniversary. We have so much planned to celebrate this wonderful milestone, part of which will be the redevelopment of Edmiston House at Ibrox Stadium. I’m delighted today within the interview to be able to detail for the first time our plans for Edmiston House. I also addressed the sale of part of the Albion Car Park and outlined the benefits to the local community as well as being able to assure supporters who regularly drive to games, that we have secured alternative parking beside Ibrox stadium. It is particularly pleasing that we will be able to generate revenue from this sale which will be used as part of the regeneration of Edmiston House and surrounding area. It is very pleasing for me to outline the many positive steps which our club are taking to develop and improve every facet of Rangers, both on and off the field. Work will continue on a daily basis, and we will provide further updates, directly to supporters, in due course. In closing, I wish to extend my best wishes to you and your family. I know how desperate you will be to get back to Ibrox as soon as is possible – and we can’t wait to welcome you back in line with government advice. In the meantime, please stay safe and well. STEWART ROBERTSON
  8. 4 Lads on Twitter always good for updates and reliable hints for the future. However the podcast is fairly boring. No energy v Heart and Hand. Some of the guests are cringeworthy post games. Some come on and havent even seen the game! Fair play to everyone taking part but H and H is head and shoulders above. All better than the Scottish media.
  9. If they even land 80% of the plans then its more than any other board has delivered off the field for us.
  10. I think it's a bit different this time. 2022 is 18 months away. These are real plans.
  11. A couple of months ago, we were all stating how shit it looks around Ibrox. Some of this would transform the place. Imagine going to a gig just beside Ibrox. What capacity could we fill there? It could be a big thing for the club.
  12. If anyone moans at that then they have some serious issues. The club seem to be interacting with the supporters more than ever. The recent interviews with JB and RW then the Castore one too.
  13. Some of these ideas he talks about in the first 10 minutes are really promising. Of course we want success on the park, but the plans off it are exactly what we've been looking for in terms of fan experience. It looks like the spfl thing is gone.
  14. 😄 what a lie .... you could work in the scottish media sir. Go find the quote cos you're bullshitting.
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