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So after another fine weekend of Scottish sporting performance it was with my usual disappointment that I found out the usual suspects had been casting their typical brand of negativity and poison over the red tops. One wonders exactly what our media set out to achieve with their constant aspersions of bigotry towards Rangers.

Earlier this year Manchester Utd visited France and their fans were treated similarly shabbily to ours. Poor segregation, non-existent stewarding and heavy handed policing resulting in violence and danger to what are simply people like you and I travelling to watch their team away in Europe.

The responses towards their problems were much more positive – the FA promised to investigate, the media backed them to a man and even the Sports Minister said that he’d be investigating. After all, their fellow countrymen had been treated disgracefully by another country despite doing little to provoke such treatment.

Compare and contrast with the media reaction to Rangers supporters’ problems in Spain. Broken limbs, scars, litre blood and danger of loss of life were all reported from Rangers fans on the Friday morning. Were their similar outcries of defence, did the media demand action, did David Taylor promise investigation, what about Joke in his Edinburgh castle? Nah, a dodgy YouTube video was found and the usual taunts begun in earnest.

The RST have had to report now on dangerous incidents in Stuttgart, Bratislava, Villarreal and now Pamplona. Is it any wonder minor trouble flares up due to the frustration of fans' terrible treatment by heavy handed police and poor host organisation? Does someone have to be killed before we look after our own?

Are the Scottish media that petty that they'd rather go against their own people instead of standing together and getting us all a better deal from the likes of UEFA who consistently rule against Scottish football while ignoring the bigger problems of racism and fascism in the continental countries?

Rangers FC and its supporters know we have our problems. What happened in that grainy YouTube video was unacceptable and we have to eradicate such chants. And we’re working damn hard to achieve that realistic aim. Indeed, the club have been praised by UEFA for their hard work against bigotry, while the announcement of a forthcoming conference organised by voluntary fans in the RST has shown we’re eager to self-police and find solutions for our problems.

Was this conference praised and discussed by the likes of Gerry McNee? Did it make the front page of the Sunday Mail at the weekend? How eager will our First Minister and Strathclyde Police be to attend this conference in the summer? They are all so far strangely silent on this extremely interesting development.

It’s easy to criticise and complain about any issue. What is much more difficult is to come up with practical and workable solutions for these problems. The likes of Graham Spiers, Gerry McNee, David Taylor and Jack McConnell have never done that. Instead, they enjoy the increased profile and quick buck from paying lip service to a social problem that has nowhere near the impact on our country that the real issues such as poverty, health and crime actually do.

The Rangers fans are eager to solve our problems. That simple fact seems to be overlooked in the haste by some to criticise us. At the same time, these people appear to prefer to castigate us instead of offering solutions and defence when we most need it. That isn’t helping to solve our problem but actually exacerbating it. For that, they are not only failing to help but are actually part of the problem.

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Absolutely spot on Frankie. (tu)(tu)(tu) It's always the same stereotypical garbage that these eejits spew out - no focus on the progress and positive steps taken at all, they just print and broadcast a malicious wheen of blethers!. Lowbrow sensationalism in place of balanced and truthful reporting. Really sad that so many people are too bloody stupid to see through it!!

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So after another fine weekend of Scottish sporting performance it was with my usual disappointment that I found out the usual suspects had been casting their typical brand of negativity and poison over the red tops. One wonders exactly what our media set out to achieve with their constant aspersions of bigotry towards Rangers.

Earlier this year Manchester Utd visited France and their fans were treated similarly shabbily to ours. Poor segregation, non-existent stewarding and heavy handed policing resulting in violence and danger to what are simply people like you and I travelling to watch their team away in Europe.

The responses towards their problems were much more positive – the FA promised to investigate, the media backed them to a man and even the Sports Minister said that he’d be investigating. After all, their fellow countrymen had been treated disgracefully by another country despite doing little to provoke such treatment.

Compare and contrast with the media reaction to Rangers supporters’ problems in Spain. Broken limbs, scars, litre blood and danger of loss of life were all reported from Rangers fans on the Friday morning. Were their similar outcries of defence, did the media demand action, did David Taylor promise investigation, what about Joke in his Edinburgh castle? Nah, a dodgy YouTube video was found and the usual taunts begun in earnest.

The RST have had to report now on dangerous incidents in Stuttgart, Bratislava, Villarreal and now Pamplona. Is it any wonder minor trouble flares up due to the frustration of fans' terrible treatment by heavy handed police and poor host organisation? Does someone have to be killed before we look after our own?

Are the Scottish media that petty that they'd rather go against their own people instead of standing together and getting us all a better deal from the likes of UEFA who consistently rule against Scottish football while ignoring the bigger problems of racism and fascism in the continental countries?

Rangers FC and its supporters know we have our problems. What happened in that grainy YouTube video was unacceptable and we have to eradicate such chants. And we’re working damn hard to achieve that realistic aim. Indeed, the club have been praised by UEFA for their hard work against bigotry, while the announcement of a forthcoming conference organised by voluntary fans in the RST has shown we’re eager to self-police and find solutions for our problems.

Was this conference praised and discussed by the likes of Gerry McNee? Did it make the front page of the Sunday Mail at the weekend? How eager will our First Minister and Strathclyde Police be to attend this conference in the summer? They are all so far strangely silent on this extremely interesting development.

It’s easy to criticise and complain about any issue. What is much more difficult is to come up with practical and workable solutions for these problems. The likes of Graham Spiers, Gerry McNee, David Taylor and Jack McConnell have never done that. Instead, they enjoy the increased profile and quick buck from paying lip service to a social problem that has nowhere near the impact on our country that the real issues such as poverty, health and crime actually do.

The Rangers fans are eager to solve our problems. That simple fact seems to be overlooked in the haste by some to criticise us. At the same time, these people appear to prefer to castigate us instead of offering solutions and defence when we most need it. That isn’t helping to solve our problem but actually exacerbating it. For that, they are not only failing to help but are actually part of the problem.

Very Good Post.

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What adds to my frustration is that our own chairman and club allow these attacks. Yes, they defended us pretty strongly when it came to the policing and yes, they have made a complaint to UEFA.

But, still the journalists and hangers on who joked about the 'beating' and/or ignored the terrible and life-threatening policing in favour of the YouTube story will take their seat at Ibrox this coming Saturday.

The fans who continue to shout these pointless chants may deserve to be banned from our games. But the people who sensationalise this issue without solutions enjoy a free pie and bovril for their trouble. Where is the justice in that?

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I agree wholeheartedly with what you say.

Very well put too.

IMO we will get no help until the last moment when we look to be succeeding. THEN everyone will jump on the bandwagon in order to try and steal some of the glory and publicity.

Bunch of self promoting chanters the lot of them.

You would think at least someone amongst them would try and be constructive and helpful - but no - its beyond them.

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Excellent post Frankie.

What about a joint RST/Blue Order/RangersFC/RSA press release, outlining everything we are trying to achieve, lets be positive about it, if we are seen as negative it will be twisted to be paranoia etc.

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Excellent post Frankie.

What about a joint RST/Blue Order/RangersFC/RSA press release, outlining everything we are trying to achieve, lets be positive about it, if we are seen as negative it will be twisted to be paranoia etc.

Mate, RFC and the RSA are not interested in combatting negative media stories.

However, both will most likely be involved in GersPride so hopefully we'll be able to take action together then on a number of fronts - including media.

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Excellent post Frankie.

What about a joint RST/Blue Order/RangersFC/RSA press release, outlining everything we are trying to achieve, lets be positive about it, if we are seen as negative it will be twisted to be paranoia etc.

Mate, RFC and the RSA are not interested in combatting negative media stories.

However, both will most likely be involved in GersPride so hopefully we'll be able to take action together then on a number of fronts - including media.

I look forward to see what happens with this one Frankie.

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Jack McConnell is a politician. He comes from a background that big words speak louder than hard action. Dont expect him to do anything, hes just a puppet on a string. The media is full of anti-Rangers journos (tims) like McNee who wont stop till the bring the whole club down.

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So after another fine weekend of Scottish sporting performance it was with my usual disappointment that I found out the usual suspects had been casting their typical brand of negativity and poison over the red tops. One wonders exactly what our media set out to achieve with their constant aspersions of bigotry towards Rangers.

Earlier this year Manchester Utd visited France and their fans were treated similarly shabbily to ours. Poor segregation, non-existent stewarding and heavy handed policing resulting in violence and danger to what are simply people like you and I travelling to watch their team away in Europe.

The responses towards their problems were much more positive – the FA promised to investigate, the media backed them to a man and even the Sports Minister said that he’d be investigating. After all, their fellow countrymen had been treated disgracefully by another country despite doing little to provoke such treatment.

Compare and contrast with the media reaction to Rangers supporters’ problems in Spain. Broken limbs, scars, litre blood and danger of loss of life were all reported from Rangers fans on the Friday morning. Were their similar outcries of defence, did the media demand action, did David Taylor promise investigation, what about Joke in his Edinburgh castle? Nah, a dodgy YouTube video was found and the usual taunts begun in earnest.

The RST have had to report now on dangerous incidents in Stuttgart, Bratislava, Villarreal and now Pamplona. Is it any wonder minor trouble flares up due to the frustration of fans' terrible treatment by heavy handed police and poor host organisation? Does someone have to be killed before we look after our own?

Are the Scottish media that petty that they'd rather go against their own people instead of standing together and getting us all a better deal from the likes of UEFA who consistently rule against Scottish football while ignoring the bigger problems of racism and fascism in the continental countries?

Rangers FC and its supporters know we have our problems. What happened in that grainy YouTube video was unacceptable and we have to eradicate such chants. And we’re working damn hard to achieve that realistic aim. Indeed, the club have been praised by UEFA for their hard work against bigotry, while the announcement of a forthcoming conference organised by voluntary fans in the RST has shown we’re eager to self-police and find solutions for our problems.

Was this conference praised and discussed by the likes of Gerry McNee? Did it make the front page of the Sunday Mail at the weekend? How eager will our First Minister and Strathclyde Police be to attend this conference in the summer? They are all so far strangely silent on this extremely interesting development.

It’s easy to criticise and complain about any issue. What is much more difficult is to come up with practical and workable solutions for these problems. The likes of Graham Spiers, Gerry McNee, David Taylor and Jack McConnell have never done that. Instead, they enjoy the increased profile and quick buck from paying lip service to a social problem that has nowhere near the impact on our country that the real issues such as poverty, health and crime actually do.

The Rangers fans are eager to solve our problems. That simple fact seems to be overlooked in the haste by some to criticise us. At the same time, these people appear to prefer to castigate us instead of offering solutions and defence when we most need it. That isn’t helping to solve our problem but actually exacerbating it. For that, they are not only failing to help but are actually part of the problem.

Frankie are you and you friends at RST consulting the editors/bosses of the sheeite these kuntz work for ?????

If you are, then tremendous but lets keep squeezing the barstewards until they feel our grip nice and hard

You know...talking to the organ grinder and not those feckin monkeys (tu)

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We try our very best to Fish. Just like we try our very best to get your man SDM to take action.

Not always with great results obviously but at least we try.

Cheerz mate (tu)

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The media run with the story that suits there agenda personally or professionally, in turn happy Jack and his politicos then dance to the tune being played. Simple thing to remedy as they both need numbers to stay in power, boycott the political parties and papers involved. Slow down the wheels of business by overloading the PR and complaints department by continual letters and Emails of complaint, demand a reply do not take no for an answer and question every small detail they choose to use against us. They are in the business of sales and when the customer continually complains or better still walks away then they have either a paralysed business or new management, watch out Jack.

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The media run with the story that suits there agenda personally or professionally, in turn happy Jack and his politicos then dance to the tune being played. Simple thing to remedy as they both need numbers to stay in power, boycott the political parties and papers involved. Slow down the wheels of business by overloading the PR and complaints department by continual letters and Emails of complaint, demand a reply do not take no for an answer and question every small detail they choose to use against us. They are in the business of sales and when the customer continually complains or better still walks away then they have either a paralysed business or new management, watch out Jack.

Ach !!!!!!!!!!

Capitilist democracy eh ?????????? :Animation44: :rolleyes:

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