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JCS last won the day on December 20 2014

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  1. waghorn off to ipswich

    I'm very sorry to see him go. He was an honest, dedicated player (and they're in very short supply these days) and I genuinely believe he would have come good again. Best wishes to you Martyn.
  2. Rob Kiernan joins Southend

    Wish you well at Southend Rob. Best wishes mate.
  3. Since rejoining the SPL (I refuse to call it the SPFL because there is nothing professional about it) our club has, very publicly, sought to mend the many relationships that were so badly fractured during the debacle that was our period in administration and our journey through the lower leagues. I need not reiterate the many petty and vindictive actions of the SFA and the SPFL, nor those of the SPFL club's that sought our demise, gloried in the many scantions imposed upon us and derided and berated our club and support with a hatred that was almost manic in it's expression. Nor will I describe the utter malice with which the SPL club's - and particularly their supporters groups - sought to consign our club to the oblivion of the lowest tier of Scottish football and impose upon us penalties the like of which no other club in the UK has suffered. In spite of this, and immediately upon our return to the SPFL, our Chairman and Board of Directors offered an 'olive branch to the SFA, SPFL and the many (senior and junior) club's that had so enthusiastically 'put the boot in', when we were at our lowest ebb, hoping that bridges could be mended and broken relationships repaired. Many of us thought that to be naive and dangerous, and the events of the past week have proven our reservations to be well founded. The 'usual suspects' reacted with self righteous indignation to the Supreme Court EBT judgement, with attack after vitriolic attack, all consciously designed to heap irresistable pressure on Regan and Doncaster to initiate the process of trophy stripping. The attacks have been non-stop throughout the week, and show no sign of abating. Whilst I welcome the statement released by Club 1872 and, particularly, the threat of legal action and boycott, we must acknowledge the reality of the situation and accept that friendship with these people is impossible. Surely now our Board, Directors and supporters must realise that we are operating, effectively, in a state of war. These clubs and organisations are beligerents, not friends. We cannot have friendly relations with them because - quite simply - they are, and always have been - our enemies. There is no longer any vestige of trust and confidence between us, and our differences are now utterly irreconcilable. Let's now openly recognise this and stop this phoney 'let's all be good friends together' approach. The events of this past week have proven unequivocally that these people will never rest until Rangers Football Club has been destroyed. We have no friends in Scottish football and we need to 'get real about our position and take the fight to them. No more dignified silences and no more 'bending the knee'. The only hand we extend from now on must be a clenched fist!
  4. Can't say I'm at all surprised. I kept my mouth shut whilst we were signing all these players and, with the exception of perhaps two of them, they were all unknowns with no pedigree and no potential. I think we all got caught up in the general excitement of the mass signings and didn't really look to closely at the quality because the quantity was breathtaking. But I suspect we have exchanged Warburtons Wasters for Caxhina's Calamities! I know it's early days, but getting a drubbing from a bunch of part timers from Luxembourg is simply unforgivable! No, it won't happen, but Pedro should be shown the door this evening. We've made a major, major mistake and we must rectify it immediately. No point waiting until the league starts, hoping that Dorrans et al will revive our fortunes. Act now before the cancer spreads. Wishful thinking I fear!
  5. Sorry, but we're not doing ok. In fact we're labouring. Our play is slow, ponderous and totally lacking in invention and creativity. This is a game that we should be dominating but, in fact, we've created nothing and look pretty lethargic against a relatively poor side. Maybe the 2nd half will bring some urgency.
  6. Just pleased that we weren't playing a good team, because I suspect we may have been beaten tonight. Even at this early stage in the competition there are teams more than capable of beating us. Some seem to think we were reasonably good tonight, but thats just wishful thinking, perhaps even groundless optimism. We were average (at best) against a poor, poor team from lowly Luxemborg. Vast improvement required in the second leg or we may not see much more of the Europa League.
  7. 4 games left, 12 pts expected

    At best, wishful thinking. At worst, totally delusional.
  8. Which Ex Players Return?

    I'm better than what we have! If we have to rely on the Naismiths and Laffertys then we're in much worse trouble than I thought. Surely there is much better out there? Why must we always obsess on ex players, particularly those who demonstrated so clearly just how fickle they are. Let's forget the Norwich cast-offs and look elsewhere.
  9. Next seasons budget 3million?

    If this Board seriously believes that 3 million is a realistic transfer (and wages) budget then they're in cloud cuckoo land! 3 million might buy two players of good quality - assuming we have someone who can identify a genuine prospect - but, regrettably, the Garner signing tells me that we do not! Bear in mind that we need to jettison at least 8 players (possibly more!) so, realistically, 10/12 million will be required to bring in decent players - not world-beaters - just good quality players. Anyone who believes otherwise is deluded. But the inescapable fact is that we don't have that kind of money and, even if we did I suspect that King and Co wouldn't sanction such a transfer budget. The guy won't cough up £11 million to buy the club, so what chance have we of any major investment in players? I know we're fixated on Celtic because of the potential 10 IAR scenario, but we need to realise that we have great difficulty even competing with the other teams in the premier league - despite the undeniable fact that it's of a very poor standard, as are the teams that populate it. That's how far we are behind! I'm sorry to say so, but that kind of budget will not materialise unless we suddenly find a seriously monied investor, an experienced, and professional executive ( and non-executive) management team and a coaching staff that actually knows what it's doing. That 'wish list' is commonly referred to as, 'pissing in the wind'
  10. I feel relatively confident that we will not win the league next season. Why? Because, as others have already stated, it is highly unlikely that the Board/King will provide the funding necessary to acquire the quality players that we so desperately need. I suspect that our acquisitions will be pretty 'bargain basement', and that we'll simply exchange old poor quality players for new ones. I think PC will be frustrated in his his attempts to bring in the players that he really wants. More difficult times ahead Im afraid
  11. Kyle Lafferty

    Absolutely f***ing NO! Not under ANY circumstances!
  12. Incompetent team, being totally bullied by a decidedly mediocre Motherwell. The new manager has his work cut out to motivate this team. I say 'motivate' because I see little commitment, determination or controlled aggression from Rangers. McKay flatters to deceive every week and his colleagues up front are simply ineffective. Our defence is still the 'bombscare' it was under the imposter Warburton. I'm sorry to say it, but I have no desire to see this team in Europe - it would be a humiliation. Pedro, I don't envy your task! Roll on the end of the season when you can clear out the dross (and theres a lot of it!) and bring in some quality during the summer transfer window.
  13. Celtic Vs Rangers - Video

    Superb yet again Jules! Keep up the good work mate.
  14. I wish Pedro all the luck and best wishes in the world, and I trust he will prove all the doubters (including me) totally wrong. I will give him my full, unequivocal support, but I'm under no illusion about the monumental task he faces and, like many others, I don't believe he will be supported financially by this Board. The man is not a miracle worker and we all need to understand that and give him time and space to establish his football ethos and coaching regime. Best wishes Pedro!
  15. I voted yes, and I've no doubt that his appointment will, initially, give the players a boost. BUT you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear and everyone would do well to remember that in the run up to Sundays game and thereafter. We are piss poor and the appointment of a new manager - particularly a relatively inexperienced one - will not suddenly make us a good team. I have considerable doubts about this guy but, as always, I will wish him every success and all the luck in the world. I sincerely trust my doubts will prove to be unfounded, and he will prove me totally wrong. Best wishes Pedro.