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Agree with all of that 

However, one thing lads - the songbook you have needs much improvement. Thats an area that needs working on from within eg 9 in a row blah blah blah, jason holt and halliday - cmon!!! 

Other than that keep up the good work lads. 

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Everyone should be behind an expansion of the section at the very least. Ideally they wouldn't be in the Broomloan anymore. Has the cost of a safe standing installation ever been priced?

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There is some serious momentum gathering on social media for this right now and I'm glad its getting pushed.

Its honestly so vital that we get this in Ibrox. The atmosphere is a joke bar the BF and having RSCs/mates etc standing together in a safe standing area can only improve it. 

There is no reason not to have it and its shite to hear the club aren't really giving a shit about how poor the atmosphere is in the 3 other stands

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15 minutes ago, Paisleybear1872 said:

Over the last 10 years the Union Bears have been proud of our rise from a small group in the Copland Rear to having our own section at Ibrox, becoming the heartbeat of the stadium on matchday whilst creating many of the best visual displays ever seen in Britain. We have been involved behind the scenes working to help other groups and RSC's within the wider Rangers support in countless ways during our existence.

Aside from all these notable achievements, our group has also dedicated much of our time to developing our aim for the future and ultimately attempting to convey this to Rangers. In the past few years we have worked hard to develop a detailed proposal for a safe standing section at Ibrox, which included meeting with architects, companies who have implemented rail seats in other grounds and a dedicated football crowdfunding platform who have achieved success with projects around the country and in Europe. We also conducted our own research to establish the level of interest among Rangers fans to both see a safe standing section installed and actively be a part of one. During this time we met with representatives of Rangers, including current Board members to discuss our vision for the future and how this would have an extremely positive impact on the fan experience at Ibrox, the image of the club and most importantly the backing we can offer the players.

In all instances we were told that the Club was very much in tune with our thinking and that follow-up meetings would be arranged to discuss further. They never were. At our most recent meeting with the club hierarchy there was numerous options discussed for firstly expanding our current section in a more prominent part of Ibrox and we were told there would be a follow up meeting ASAP, as soon as the options were explored further.

However, to our dismay, at the time of writing the Club have cut off all but essential communication with our group, especially when it comes to safe standing and an expanded singing section.

Our prior research has shown that there is huge desire within the Rangers support for fans to have the choice of sitting or standing at Ibrox. We believe there are thousands of season ticket holders and RSC members who would take great pleasure in being able to stand with their friends and vocally back their team for 90 minutes, to recreate the fantastic away support at Ibrox and to generally enjoy the experience much more than they are now. We believe that a safe standing section at Ibrox, large enough to accommodate all supporters who wish to participate is not an issue which should be pushed to the back of the queue but an absolute requirement.

As Rangers supporters, we have all seen how the Ibrox experience has been in terminal decline for many years and shows no signs of improvement. Unfortunately it seems that the Club are simply unwilling to listen to ways of improving that in the short to medium term, as it's much easier to ignore and rely on the unwavering loyalty of the Rangers fans instead. That's not and never will be good enough, and the Rangers support must come together and show just how much we want to affect positive change at Ibrox. We all want our passion to be showcased to the world, our flags to fly high, our children to get a buzz like no other when they walk through those hallowed gates.

Lets be clear, this is not about the Union Bears, RSC's or individual supporters. This is about Rangers fans working together to achieve together a lasting legacy, paving the way for Rangers to become an intuitive Club willing to make the effort to improve the fan experience at football and reaping the rewards in doing so. Safe standing can be those first steps, a tangible achievement which we can all tell our children and grandchildren we helped to create.

The Union Bears urge all RSC's and supporters to lend your voice to our fight for safe standing to be introduced at Ibrox so that collectively the Club cannot ignore us. As has been proved many times in the recent past, together we are unstoppable.

Union Bears - No Surrender

Really poor of the club to offer such a lack of communication with you lads. In the 10 years the UB's have been on the go I can't recall them ever showing the club in a bad light. 

Whilst I think all time and money should be put towards clinching 55 at present, a safe standing section at a different part of the ground is definitely something I'd support.

BF1 isn't really ideal for a singing section IMO. Alot of the atmosphere gets sucked out into the gap between the Broomloan and the West Enclosure. 

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I believe our club are being bullied by the SS scumbags that operate in this City .

It's obvious on match days like Saturdays .

They give that shower of reptiles who embarrass the Country on a world stage cart blanche to have standing areas .

You bet your bottom dollar . If we don't get it . It will down to these bastards

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The Club should ask ST holders to confirm if they want to stand, then build a standing section based on that numbers I hope if this happens it won't just be moving all the UBs in. There's plenty of fans all over the stadium who'd prefer to stand 

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Just now, With Heart and Hand said:

The Club should ask ST holders to confirm if they want to stand, then build a standing section based on that numbers I hope if this happens it won't just be moving all the UBs in. There's plenty of fans all over the stadium who'd prefer to stand 

Course not, there will be thousands wanting in.

If the club really wanted this to happen they would of polled the ST holders and seen how many would want a move in to it. They don't seem interested which is why UB have went public I presume, to get the supports backing and push for it.

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