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  1. "Did you and yours ?" Bob I spent part of my military career fighting the IRA - do you think Im going to purchase a newspaper which has pro IRA editorials ? In terms of overall effectiveness I would agree with you - the most effective way of stopping this is to ensure their sales slump. However I dont think naming and shaming the main protaganists, and highlighting their unedifying conduct does any harm either. We need to get the message out there to fellow bears - buying or subscribing to the organisations who employ these people is basically funding a hate fest against our club.
  2. No bud I wont take a directorship - but happy to help the organisation in any way I can.
  3. I disagree. In a members led organisation the member's should always have the power to effect necessary change.
  4. I said just over a week or so ago it had been an unmitigated shambles. Its now up to 3 Directors with the re-engagement with Laura and Joanne. So do you disagree with the statement they have issued - ie you dont feel there is a particularly toxic agenda led campaign against our manager, by certain sections of the media ?
  5. Jumped ship ? Do you mean when I resigned over a matter of principe and values & which I felt compromised the organisation ?
  6. If you ever wonder why our club is in such a mess this thread provides ample evidence. We seem to have greater enthusiasm for attacking our own rather than the biased, hate filled and agenda led media which gave rise to this statement from Club 1872, supporting our manager.
  7. Agreed deco. Robert Prosinecki could, control the midfield area despite not being blessed with a turn of pace.
  8. Nope its not that at all CSB - if I honestly thought the Dude or any other Rangers blogger writing for the DR would be afforded a platform to do as you describe then they would have my full support. But if any bear thinks the Dude or any other Rangers blogger for that matter is going to affect change at what appears to be a particularly rancid publication from the humble position of a club blogger, then I think they are being delusional at worst, over optimistic at best. The acid test of course will be if a club blogger was to have published in the Record, an article which refutes and usurps some of the lies and rubbish the Record themselves have published.
  9. I understand where you are coming from James - my own feeling is that at times we are even oversensitive to some press articles. But this newspaper now has a catalogue of unedifying conduct against all things Rangers - perhaps no co-incidence that they have a business agreement with our greatest domestic rivals. From falsely vilifying our fans, the nature of some of their journalist's tweets, promoting a malevolent agenda of "conspiracy to pressurise referees, I dont think this newspaper's conduct could be filed under my previous assertion of "oversensitive". Only you can tell us how influential that "foot in the door" will be to affecting the necessary change required, personally I would not be very optimistic. Id be more confident of such a change occurring when falling sales force a strategic re-think.
  10. Thought it was a decent article Dude - though I feel by writing for them, even in the capacity of a "Rangers Blogger", I do feel its acquiescing to their unacceptabe behaviour. Be honest was there not a touch of "30 pieces of silver" when you received your payment from them ?
  11. Has someone received a little "whisper" on the latest EBT ruling ? Or have the lessons of the past taught Sir Bombastic nothing ? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/david-murray-shoots-back-into-rich-list-hpjs6lm2n
  12. Here's the Sun version... MURRAY MINTED Former Rangers owner David Murray back on Scotland’s rich list with £150million fortune The tycoon's profits have rocketed since he flogged the Ibrox club for just £1 back in 2011. SIR David Murray’s fortune has rocketed to £150million since he flogged Rangers. The tycoon, who sold the Ibrox club for £1, is ranked 53rd wealthiest in Scotland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. His Murray Capital Group saw profits soar to £17.7million in 2015 and boasts £51million in assets, including two French vineyards. The company is said to be worth £130million, with Sir David, 65, having £20million in other interests — making him 748th among the UK’s most affluent families. It marks the businessman’s first appearance in the list since 2010, when his estimated fortune fell from £500million to £110million. That plunge came as both Gers and his Murray International Holdings empire ran into money troubles. Sir David handed over ownership of the Light Blues to Craig Whyte in 2011. A year later the club went bust and were thrown out of the Premier League. Meanwhile Sir David set up Murray Capital Group, which bought property and metals assets from MIH before it was liquidated last year with bank debts of £200million.
  13. Best individual performance I have ever seen from a Rangers player.
  14. Why would they extradite him to South Africa for an alleged offence which has UK jurisdiction ?
  15. It is disappointing that an indivdual's character, personality or previous service have become the subject of discussions on both forums, either positively or negatively - as personalising any debate or discussion makes us lose sight of the real issues - something which RBR correctly points out on Gersnet. I dont indulge in mud slinging & I have no intention of starting - I deal in facts and I have no intention of changing that. Good corporate governance is fair, balanced and consistent and is appllied without exception. Furthermore whilst operating within a board, as an individual, you have to take collective responsibility for the actions of that board. In terms of the word "governance" it is how you police, function and govern within that corporate identity. If your attempts to "police" fellow directors with regard to protecting that corporate governance is unsuccessful then it leaves a person in an invidious position with regard to that aforementioned collective responsibiity. As I said to Craig at the members meeting, other than the fact he has got slightly mixed up with the timeline of the phone calls he refers to - there is no dispute over the circumstances, only the interpretation of them. I, along with 2 other directors felt we were faced with a situational conflict of interest in that an advantage could be gained by his attendance at the meeting. It is my opinion that those concerns have been validated in view of the fact that questions and hypothetical situations discussed as the security briefing were the subject of questions asked of the potential candidates at the recruitment and interview process. Others may feel differently or hold a different opinion - but in the period which has elapsed I have neither seen, read nor heard anything which would alter my viewpoint on the matter.
  16. Copland Rear went up from £348 to £420 this season bud. I think Rfc52's advice is probably your best option
  17. As per my response on FF - this is a complete an utter falsehood.
  18. As you will be aware following the announcement from Club 1872, all 3 of us have resigned as directors. We considered it an honour and a privilege to be voted to serve on the board of Club 1872 by our fellow Rangers fans, and those of you who know each one of us personally will understand how painful it was for us to leave an organisation we firmly believed in and worked tirelessly to establish since our election. We feel it is incumbent upon us to outline to members the reasons why we felt our positions had become untenable. As anyone who has served on a board or committee will know there will always be differences of opinion and varied interpretations on matters and the Club 1872 board was no different in that respect. However, throughout our tenure we found the conduct of one director particularly challenging, causing all of us to make considerable personal compromises at times. However last week a situation arose, which we felt compromised the organisation rather than ourselves, and that was one compromise we were not prepared to make under any circumstances. As many of you will be aware Rangers have recently advertised two job vacancies in respect of a Social Media Officer and a Supporters Liaison Officer. At Club 1872 we were informed recently that the latter of these two roles would be our main point of contact at the club in the future. Word subsequently reached some of the Club 1872 board members that one of our directors had applied for the position of Supporters Liaison Officer. However, as no notification had been received from the director in question this matter remained as nothing more than a rumour. Matters came to a head when the director in question intimated he, in addition to two Club 1872 directors who had already confirmed their attendance, would attend a meeting at Ibrox facilitated by Rangers Security personnel. This meeting was in respect of the forthcoming Old Firm fixture at which both Police Scotland and Club 1872 were invited participants. As persons present at this meeting from Rangers were to be involved in the interview and recruitment process for the vacant Supporters Liaison role concerns were raised within the Club 1872 board. As nothing had yet been received in writing to the Club 1872 board this necessitated a phone call by one director to the director in question at which time it was established he had in fact applied for the role of Supporters Liaison Officer. On such confirmation, the director in question was advised that it would not be appropriate for him to attend this meeting. In essence, we had a Club 1872 director who had applied for a job at Rangers, attending a meeting where persons from the club who were not only involved in the interview and recruitment process, but would also have direct line management responsibility for the post in question, were present. Despite such advice and the concerns of fellow board members, the director in question attended the meeting. We tendered our resignations shortly thereafter. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere apologies to all members, and in particular, those who voted for us. However, all 3 of us believe that by resigning in such circumstances we were reflecting the standards, values and principles which saw us elected. Laura Fawkes Joanne Percival Iain Leiper
  19. No info at all ? https://rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/statement-dave-king/
  20. Ive said before JCD - with this heading towards litigation we wont get answers on this.
  21. We will try to do everything we can bud to get answers - and I note the point of @RFCRobertson regarding difficulties of location - however given the significant entailment of this question Im certain DK would be keen to respond however he can to the 5th largest shareholder.
  22. We did - it is framed into the question regarding the investment of DK - hence why clarification of the figure was so important. Furthermore it is why as I alluded to in the other thread - these questions will require answers from the person who originally provided the figures.
  23. I think it is well worth a read. I know I have been banging on about this for months but this is critical... Go to the top of the class guys....
  24. I understand where you are coming from IF, but if I might respectfully suggest we insert the word "performance" rather than "behaviour" in your 1st line. Performance both on and off the park has not been anywhere need good enough and I think the two factors being present at the same time serves to compound each other.
  25. Sorry IF but I dont necessarily agree with that. I think it is forgivable for a board to hire what was viewed as an exciting prospect for a manager - that it has not worked out as was expected or hoped is not their fault. But "we are where we are" for reasons not associated with the manager's position. Promises of a Nomad which have not come to fruition. Inconsistent publc statements regarding the level of investment proposed. Statements which were inconsistent with actions regarding defending the fans after the Scottish Cup Final Extrememly poor standards of professionaism inside our club which serve to damage our corporate identity - viz abomination of a resignation statment on club website, an official twitter account which doesnt even know where we are playing on a given day and one of our players appearing on the pitch wearing a shirt bereft of the Club crest. And now we have an Under 20 coach, who is neither qualified nor prepared to run the first team, doing so in a season where we have been told qualifying for Europe is critical. I was reading a thread on FF where one poster said he felt the current situation gave him a sense of Deja Vu regarding the situation under Ashley's Aide de Camps - with an unqualified coach being hung out to dry. I have guys on my bus who are not member's of either forum who are expressing the same concerns as some on here. It would be a mistake to suggest some of the criticism is purely down to the character & culture of various Rangers website forums. I think the circumstances & evidence speak for itself - and I have been warning for months that as a support we should remain both vigilant and consistent in our willingness to hold board's to account.