*** Welcome to the RangersMedia Erskine Fund - Annual Fundraiser/Membership - Season 2020/21 ***
I'm sure you already know all about the RM Erskine Fund, and why you should support it, but here's a summary (cut and pasted from last season's thread!):
The RM Erskine Fund is a voluntary fundraising group funded by RM Member donations (and other occasional fundraising activities), now entering its 6.5th season. I've lost count of how much we've raised (and spent wisely!) in that time. But for sure, it's WELL over a hundred thousand pounds. It's definitely made a difference; and all we need from you to keep it rolling is a measly fiver!!
The Fund's primary role is to provide Recreational Treats directly to the Residents of Erskine Veterans Care Homes. We do this primarily by providing Rangers Season Tickets, Match Tickets, Hospitality Tickets, Stadium Tours, Argyle Restaurant Lunches, Rangers TV subscriptions, Rangers merchandise and clothing, and anything else we can think of. Not only does this make the MANY Rangers supporting Veterans very happy, it also has a double bonus of putting a lot of that money directly back in to The Club, and keeping those Blue Pounds Blue!
We also provide occasional non-Rangers related Recreational Treats, to ensure that ALL residents benefit from our Fund, and not just the Bears. Recent examples: Boat Trips, Restaurant Lunches, Christmas Party Donations, Palace Visits, D-Day Whisky Miniatures, Fish n Chips, and pretty much anything else that Erskine fancy.
This season we will also continue our support for BRAVEHOUND, who provide trained Companion Dogs for Veterans with PTSD or other service-related issues. Our BRAVEHOUND companion Dog, Broxi, is currently out in the field, supporting his companion Veteran, which means that we'll be continuing our support of Him.
We also support Residents of Hollybush House Hospital (Combat Stress) by providing 4 Season Tickets for their exclusive use. These seats have become an important part of Hollybush House's recreational therapy. Many of their Residents have serious issues dealing with crowds, loud noises, etc. The value of a friendly crowd, which they can genuinely feel a part of, can not be understated.
We also regularly buy Rangers Lotto tickets and Half-time UnionJackPot tickets, which provides a wee bit of extra interest for our Veterans, and also supports Rangers Youth Development, so a double win there.
And we even have enough left over to make sure that we are able to make a small donation on behalf of RM members, to Rangers-related fundraisers, to help out other Bears in their time of need, or to support their Good Cause.
The Fund has no running costs (as long as you remember to tick the "friends and family" option on PayPal!). So every penny donated is properly spent and properly accounted for.
Season membership of The Fund is a one-off minimum donation of only £5. But if you're feeling a bit flush, you can donate as much as you want!!!
That's it. You don't need to donate every month or anything like that. In November, we will run a mid-season fundraiser, but you don't need to donate to that, or to the end-of season fundraiser. Most people DO donate something whenever I pop up with a new fundraiser - I guess that's because they have a couple of quid spare, and they approve of what we're doing with it. But it's always optional.
How to donate:
Donations via PayPal or by Bank Transfer. PM @Zetland for details.
The PayPal and Bank Account details are the same as last season, if you already have them.
Remember to add your RM Username as a reference.
Stokes literally ragdolled Tav to the ground, Yellow for both the other one that got me outside of Stokes shit was Mcgregor clotheslining Morelos when he was the last man, free kick to Hibs.
I never truly believed that refs were biased before then but that game alone was enough to change my views on it.
Clancy got 2 games in a row after his cheating performance in our 2-1 win there ..So you can bet he will be prominent in the big fixtures .I remember ,seeing him send Lennon to the stand in a game at Kilmarnock few years back .And thought there and then .That is Colum moment .The one and only decision he ever gives against them .To be fair .He has given us a little more than Colum has ,in the 10 or so years that he has been a ref .Colum is just way too clever .
The bheasts must be lapping this all up.They will say it’s about time ,as the refs gave us everything for decades .That is a mindset that makes all the bias shown now , ok in their minds nowadays
I'd have no issues either with the league being delayed.
We're in this mess due to the SPFL and their corruption. If it does get delayed it should be the end of the cabal.
I wouldn't be surprised but to see hearts/thistle turned on by the other's in the league. Seems to be the done thing if anyone doesn't follow the party line.
The cynic in you may very well be right mate, in that you have unlocked the devious nature of SFA/spfl.
Your end result fails only at the compensation bit. Hertz/PT are asking for £10m and I can't see them settling for less than half of that, ie £5m.
The SFA can only fine both a max of £1m each, therefore the SFA/spfl would be £3m out of pocket.
Plus, having been fined so heavily, Hertz/pt would appeal and the outrage of such a draconian fine would be on their side, forcing the SFA to reduce such fine.
Rounded off an "unfortunate" sequence of refereeing decisions in the opening 3 league games of the season.
The night before Thistle were denied a stonewall penalty in the 93rd minute at Firhill to equalise v the scum
The week before Wallace was wrongly flagged offside when laying on a perfectly good goal for Morelos at Ibrox v Hearts. Ended 0-0
The Hibs game was so blatant it was embarrassing. Stokes should have been off at 1-0 and then again when he grabbed Jack by the throat resulting in Jack red (later rescinded) and Stokes (already booked when he should have went off) staying on the pitch. McGeoch should have been off too around the hour mark when he halted someone on the half way line while already on a yellow.
Result of these "errors"
Tarriers on 9 points from 3 instead of 7
Us on 4 points from 3 instead of 9
5 points behind instead of 2 ahead = 7 point swing over first 3 games, playing catch up and heads down going to the first OF at the theatre of screams where Collum "missed" Jack being fouled in the build up to the only goal of the game.
And oddly enough things never did balance themselves out over the season