Jump to content


First Team
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

461 Good

About backup

  • Rank
    Key Player

Contact Methods

  • Email

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Previous Fields

  • Level of Support
    Former season ticket holder.

Recent Profile Visitors

1,242 profile views
  1. Mr King his team

  2. The defence rests.

    Jim was the Yoker Jackie Charlton, only no as handsome 😂
  3. The defence rests.

    Whooooooooosh !
  4. Morelos warm up today.

    I think he is average, overweight and certainly no DJ who was rattling them in from 16 onwards in big games.
  5. The defence rests.

    McRorie reminds me a lot of Jim Denny without the dig or skill.
  6. You need to lay of the drugs and inventing posts, better still up your meds to help you hallucinate less 👍
  7. Many empty seats today would suggest many agree with some points,people burying their head in the sand doesn’t change valid points, same people will wonder what happened if Murty starts next season still manager.
  8. **Rangers v Heartz Thread**

    Hearts done exactly what we did last Sunday, stood off, will the lesson be learned for next Sunday.
  9. I would suggest he is talking finances as the article is mainly about wasted and promised finances that never materialised, you think he is wrong, he isn't.
  10. **Rangers v Heartz Thread**

    Still going for 3-0, hearts are a lot poorer than us.
  11. Time for a few introductions. Rangers fans … meet the Foundation of Hearts. Meet the St Mirren Independent Supporters Association. Meet the Well Society. You’re bigger than all of them put together, three times over. You’re the second biggest shareholder in the second biggest club in the country. Yet they have something you don’t. Their clubs’ destinies in their own hands. It’s time to ask yourselves – and ask them – how that happened. Then find a way of making it happen for you. Because if you’re all still dumb enough to think the future of your own club should lie in the hands of Dave King or anyone remotely like him? Hell mend you. Constantly filling all four sides of Ibrox like vulnerable chicks in a nest, mouths agape, waiting for daddy Dave to come home to feed you. Then just accepting the shovelfuls of excrement he tips down your throat on a daily basis without question. Will there never be a point where you choke on all the s***? The permanently inane statements, the awful recruitment, the disgraceful handling of the Derek McInnes affair, the stupidity of undermining Graeme Murty last week, the pointless confrontations in court over the takeover. Aided and abetted by Alastair Johnston trying to tell you you’ve never had it so good, that you should be grateful you’re “ahead of the curve”. “We’re probably doing a little better than we imagined running out at Brechin in the fourth tier,” Johnston said. Is he kidding? Six years to establish a new culture and a new baseline for a club with the second biggest budget in the country and they couldn’t foresee better than a battle to avoid fourth? There are amoeba with more vivid imaginations than that. So how do you fix Rangers? The saddest thing is that the answer is exactly the same as it was in 2012 – but they still haven’t figured it out. It doesn’t lie in sugar daddies or over-investing or chasing another club who are so far beyond your horizon you can’t even see their trail of dust. It doesn’t lie in the pie in the sky aim of stopping 10-in-a-row. It lies in fundamentals. It lies in moving inch by inch forward rather than trying to take every short cut going and winding up further away than where you started. The trouble was, no one asked the right questions at the start. Rangers had a blank sheet of paper but never established what they wanted a 21st century version of the club to look like. Instead, they defaulted to the old ‘We are the people’ sense of entitlement, the ‘We’re Rangers so will behave like Rangers’ mantra. And they’re suffering the consequences for their lack of foresight. But if the fans could find true leadership and cohesion it shouldn’t be too late for them to establish a new baseline. If Hearts, St Mirren and Motherwell can find a sustainable model, then how can a club with 50,000 supporters there every home match not manage it? Especially when their latent support is as substantial. I watched the Scottish Cup semi-final with celtic in a casino in Gold Coast, Australia, last week. There were Gers fans there suffering every bit as much as those in the stands at Hampden. They still feel invested in their club, despite their disenfranchisement. That can still be harnessed. What they must realise though is that sorting Rangers was – and still is – a long-term project. They can’t be gullible enough to think there’s a quick fix still just around the corner. They’ve wasted six years looking for a unicorn farting moonbeams and they can’t afford to waste any more. They’re still built on shifting sands, despite all the promises. In the past four years, the losses they’ve posted in their accounts go back £6.7m, £3.3m. £7.5m and £8.1m. They still have in excess of £17m of ‘soft loans’ that they insist will be turned into equity as soon as they’re able to get a share issue off the ground. Those aren’t the foundations for a great leap forward. So the fans have to mobilise, unify, find cohesion and leadership, and understand their own power. Not just blindly renew their 40,000-plus season tickets. Their Union Bears are planning a silent protest for the Hearts game today – is it possible to make a morgue more quiet? – but they need their voices heard, not quelled. The problem they’ve always had is not having a single voice to represent them. The establishment of Club 1872 was supposed to put paid to that, an amalgam of the Rangers Supporters Trust and RangersFirst, as a vehicle to buy up shares and create themselves a force. But there’s still a bit of Monty Python about them – they’re still the Judean People’s Front one week and the People’s Front of Judea the next. To be credible, they need a reliable figurehead to carry them forward. Hearts, St Mirren and Motherwell all say that establishing a unity of purpose was pivotal in them getting momentum. Either way, they’re Rangers’ only road to salvation right now. Not King. They require a sustainable template and getting it right – not getting it quick – should be their only focus. If they can get a membership scheme up and running, they can create a rock-solid bank of last resort for their club. The Foundation of Hearts transfers £1.5m a year into the coffers every year from 8000 members. But Rangers fans need leadership. They’re getting none from the top, so they’re going to have to look within. And instead of King being forced to offer to buy their shares, they should be trying to find a way to buy his.
  12. Graham Potter

    The manager wish list gets more ridiculous by the day, we will get who the board give us and that will be the end of the matter.
  13. But we do know what and where we are today with the pension fund plunderer, some £22 million deeper in debt and a pay-day loan, if that is progress we are going in the wrong direction.
  14. **Rangers v Heartz Thread**

    3-0 comfortably.