No this is everything that is wrong at Ibrox. What makes you think you are anymore of a fan than the UB lads? Im pretty sure they are all Rangers fans too!
You have RENTED a seat for over 30 years. You never invested nothing, you gave Rangers 5k.
The group has looked at various issues on costs and would be willing to compensate other fans that were to relocate as well as various ways of fundraising. "Us season ticket holders" again what makes you different from the 500 or so in the UB section that also have season tickets?
Im a bigger fan than you patter at its worst.
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
A straight red for pushing a player off your player, but not even a yellow for going over, continually pushing your head in to someone else and mouthing off.
No explanation for it other than bias or sheer incompetence.
He had already been booked yet he was in and about that incident shooting his mouth off and shoving etc, completely ignored by a the ref.
I have no doubt Lennon has nabbed him before the game and told him to be strong etc and not be influenced and he's ended up going the total opposite.
Does McGregor need to pull out a machete to get carded?
For anyone just arriving...
We were fucking controlling that, could easily have been 3 up, some great play and individual performances then the ref decided to make a name for himself.
Fuckall to do with our team or tactics, appalling performance from the referee.
Remember, he doesn't have to spark him for it to be a knockout.
If Mayweather is constantly catching him, with little or nothing coming back from McGregor, then there is a good chance the ref will stop it.
Regardless, I would fancy Mayweather to spark him if he feels like it. His punches will be considerably harder than the kind of punches that McGregor is used to facing. GGG or Canelo would spark him out for sure, Mayweather may just choose not to.