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"I have been lucky — lucky in those who were around me from the boardroom to the dressing-room. In time of stress, their unstinted support, unbroken devotion to our club and calmness in adversity eased the task of making Rangers FC the premier club in this country."

"To be a Ranger is to sense the sacred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football. They must be true in their conception of what the Ibrox tradition seeks from them. No true Ranger has ever failed in the tradition set him."

"Our very success, gained you will agree by skill, will draw more people than ever to see it. And that will benefit many more clubs than Rangers. Let the others come after us. We welcome the chase. It is healthy for us. We will never hide from it. Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the gallant pioneers."

Bill Struth

If he were alive today and said this he would be tagged as one of the 'Optimistic Loyal' - he would be accused of having his head in the sand etc

If this is the benchmark to be a 'true Ranger' I think a lot of our fans need to go find a new club to support.

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I am Bill Struth.

A loyal Protestant British citizen..who has followed Rangers from birth through hard times and easy times..fought for Rangers and fought against people i thought would harm Rangers..

I am Bill Struth,Willie Waddell,Jock Wallace,Walter Smith

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If you think that Struth's Rangers is the same one as today, maybe you should heed your own advice.

If you think football is anything like football is Struths days then you are mental - hence Rangers would not be 'the same'

Unlike then football is a business - and should be run as one.

However, I think what Struth said is just as appropriate for the fans today as it was back then.

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"I have been lucky — lucky in those who were around me from the boardroom to the dressing-room. In time of stress, their unstinted support, unbroken devotion to our club and calmness in adversity eased the task of making Rangers FC the premier club in this country."

"To be a Ranger is to sense the sacred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football. They must be true in their conception of what the Ibrox tradition seeks from them. No true Ranger has ever failed in the tradition set him."

"Our very success, gained you will agree by skill, will draw more people than ever to see it. And that will benefit many more clubs than Rangers. Let the others come after us. We welcome the chase. It is healthy for us. We will never hide from it. Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the gallant pioneers."

Bill Struth

If he were alive today and said this he would be tagged as one of the 'Optimistic Loyal' - he would be accused of having his head in the sand etc

If this is the benchmark to be a 'true Ranger' I think a lot of our fans need to go find a new club to support.

Silly, naive statement. Different era, utterly different circumstances.

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Sorry but this is now a different Rangers due to our last owner who tried to dismantle our culture and traditions. Would Mr Struth encourage fellow bears to grass on each other which could mean them getting jailed for singing songs, i really doubt it.

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"I have been lucky — lucky in those who were around me from the boardroom to the dressing-room. In time of stress, their unstinted support, unbroken devotion to our club and calmness in adversity eased the task of making Rangers FC the premier club in this country."

"To be a Ranger is to sense the sacred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football. They must be true in their conception of what the Ibrox tradition seeks from them. No true Ranger has ever failed in the tradition set him."

"Our very success, gained you will agree by skill, will draw more people than ever to see it. And that will benefit many more clubs than Rangers. Let the others come after us. We welcome the chase. It is healthy for us. We will never hide from it. Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the gallant pioneers."

Bill Struth

If he were alive today and said this he would be tagged as one of the 'Optimistic Loyal' - he would be accused of having his head in the sand etc

If this is the benchmark to be a 'true Ranger' I think a lot of our fans need to go find a new club to support.

So basically you are a 'True Rangers' and anyone who disagrees with your outlook isn't and should support someone else?

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If you think football is anything like football is Struths days then you are mental - hence Rangers would not be 'the same'

Unlike then football is a business - and should be run as one.

However, I think what Struth said is just as appropriate for the fans today as it was back then.

Don't be so naive, football has always been a business. Take a look at the history instead of copying and pasting a speech from some Bebo page.

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I simply think that this is as apt today as it was back then - funny thing about tradition...it doesnt go out of date.

No, you are telling folk to support another club if there opinion differs from yours.

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Sorry but this is now a different Rangers due to our last owner who tried to dismantle our culture and traditions. Would Mr Struth encourage fellow bears to grass on each other which could mean them getting jailed for singing songs, i really doubt it.

Depending on the songs and if it was to protect Rangers FC, then yes, Mr Struth would encourage fans to point out those who would harm our Club. The term "grass" is usually used by people who have done something wrong or illegal. Sensible people would call them witnesses.

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