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D'Artagnan last won the day on March 22 2019

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  1. Imagine that mentality in the dressing room or on the park from a supposed leader - dreadful.
  2. The war against racism in Scotland has suffered a considerable setback in recent times, despite the multitude of diversity workshops being run regularly in our country. Such setbacks have not come courtesy of a group of marauding right wing thugs embarrassing our nation but an ignorant media displaying a complete lack of self-awareness and compliance with the material and training provided in the aforementioned diversity workshops. Our national broadcaster, BBC Scotland, lowered the crossbar considerably, providing a platform for allegations that a victim’s claim of racial abuse was solely motivated by a desire to deflect from another news story, and thus lacked credibility whilst at the same time repeatedly demanding evidence of such claims, running contrary to the teaching that a racial crime is an incident where the victim perceives that the conduct directed towards them was motivated by hatred or prejudice. Not only seeking to discredit the victim but providing justification (allegedly) for such motivation. Perhaps in lieu of “Narcos inspired” columns about a Columbian footballer appearing in the Daily Record we should also disregard the pitfalls of racial stereotyping. Better still, suggest that the victim lacks some measure of mettle or bottle if they cannot cope with such abuse. Way to go Davie Provan -target the victim instead of the perpetrators – wind that clock back at least 20 years, and whilst you are there perhaps you could tell us how damaging that orange top was to the peace process. Before I’m accused of viewing this unedifying episode through blue tinted spectacles, its worthwhile reflecting on this tweet from columnist and Tv presenter Jean Johansen : There has been something of a mixed reaction to the Rangers statement on social media. Whether you liked or loathed it, I’m far from convinced that the silence of the Rangers board is justified due to ongoing Police investigations. Much of the unedifying media content and conduct occurred well before the game which gave rise to the latest criminal proceedings. Call me cynical, but the catalyst to this latest Rangers statement release appears to be the recent attack on James Traynor rather than the long standing catalogue of attacks on Alfredo Morelos. As many of us repeatedly warned the Murray regime “So as you sow, so shall ye reap”. Dignified silence is neither dignified nor effective, it is a complete abdication of responsibility – an easy out for those are afraid to fulfil the sacred trust bestowed upon them as directors and guardians of our club. Any Traynoresque statement is akin to a red rag to a bull for some in the Scottish media. Graham Spiers just cant help himself, becoming afflicted with the irrational red mist which he attributes to the foaming bigoted Neanderthals he so often castigates. Never mind the racial abuse – so long as your p’s and q’s are in order. Why bother with the gravity of the message when there is an opportunity to shoot the messenger? The Rangers board are not the only ones guilty of silence. Where are all the anti-racism campaigners and charities, funded to challenge obsolete and draconian attitudes towards racism? Not a single word. This final paragraph in the Ranges statement has drawn some comment : “Finally, Rangers would be more than happy to accommodate the young person involved in this latest incident on one of our courses designed to help people understand why racist and sectarian abuse is unacceptable. Indeed, if any of those journalists/pundits who got it so badly wrong would like to attend we’d also welcome and help them.” Some have suggested it was both crass and undignified. Given the monumental failings of our media – it certainly wasn’t unnecessary.
  3. You do have to wonder GEC. How can the manager be so "shocked" after the performances against Stranraer & St Mirren ? Kris Boyd touched on the problem post match which he mentioned SG's favoured 13/14 players - but what about when they are not cutting it ? Do they keep the jersey week after week despite poor perfomances ? What kind of motivation is that ? Jones & Docherty must be wondering what they have to do to get game when the failings from the game previously are ahead of them on the team sheet. Did anyone honestly expect Ojo to turn things around for us when he came on ? I know I didnt
  4. In 1928 Rangers faced celtic in the Scottish Cup Final, a trophy we had not won in 25 years and there was a real feeling of a Scottish Cup hoodoo. With captain Tomy Muirhead injured it seemed that the hoodoo showed no sign of abaiting and Dave Meiklejohn assumed the role. In 55 minutes the wee Blue Devil Alan Morton sent in a cross to Jimmy Fleming who saw his shot cleared of the line by the hand of Cetic defender Willie McStay. A penalty was awarded, but given the long standing hoodoo, there was no clambour to take it. Up walked Dave Meiklejohn and took charge. The whole furore of the hoodoo was flashing through his mind. However after a short run up he drilled the ball into the corner of the net and Rangers went on to win the match 4-0, whilst "Meek" went onto become one of the greatest captains the club has ever seen. Jeff Holmes in hs book argues that Meek was the Greatest ever Ranger. Cometh the hour cometh the man.
  5. SB you can flip it any way you like like but the bottom line is that we wont win anything with a team which cant regularly keep a clean sheet.
  6. Tav's defensive inadequacy showing to the fore, we need to stop crowing about his goals/assists ratio - which is a poor benchmark to evaluate the defensive worth of a full back, whose primary role is defending.
  7. Pm me Hammer & I'll see what I can do.
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    Well they did promise to "protect the brand" - time to fulfill that promise
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    I do think any such initiative needs to come from the club itself bud, Murray's regime fell from a position of grace when they continually failed to defend the brand, despite many of us warning about the foolhardiness of such a strategy - who can ever forget his response _ *If a publication offfends, dont read it". Its up to them and no-one else & they will be judged according to their deeds (or lack thereof)
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    Im not convinced Kel its about knowledge - more about pressure in the face of insurmountable evidence
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    Doubt it, but I wouldnt be sending it in isolation - plenty of other evidence to solidify their hatred of everything our club & support stanf for.
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    We really need to bud - it should be the start of a long term strategy to defend the club. Im talking about a task force not a PR company
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    To b honest V I think the tweet screenshot at the beginning of the thread is far more valuable. We know that political statements are a big no no in UEFA's eyes & yet here we have the head of FARE, an agent for UEFA, glorifying such conduct.
  14. There is an absence of proof that UEFA singled out the UB's, furthermore, I have never alluded to that. What is clear that the club believe the offending chant started in BF 1, hence why I believe the subsequent retrospective action took place . The original point I was making is that the original UB statment & the comments of the SLO are contradictory. Perhaps if there wa a minute kept of the meeting that should provide some clarity.
  15. No bud it was my own synopsis of events.
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