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Glenn Gibbons: ‘Charity shop’ signings betray reduced ambition at Rangers

By GLENN GIBBONS

Published on Saturday 1 September 2012 02:00

Events at Celtic Park and Ibrox on successive nights this week brought a pulsating, almost spooky testament to the perceptiveness of Gore Vidal’s famous assertion that “It is not enough to succeed; others must fail”.

The old controversialist, of course, would have been thinking in generalities when he made the observation, but, in the process, he could hardly have devised a more appropriate definition of the terms of separation that apply to that singular entity formerly known as the Old Firm.

As Celtic’s elated fans celebrated the victory over Helsingborgs on Wednesday which assured their participation in the wildly enriching group stage of the Champions League, their joy would be at least a little heightened by the realisation that, 24 hours later, the other half of a long-standing, but now dissolved, partnership would be playing Falkirk at such an early stage of the Scottish League Cup that those “big guns” from the SPL with European commitments have not yet made their entry.

The juxtaposition of those two occasions gave potentially significant explicitness to the contrast in fortunes of the country’s two biggest clubs. It has long been this column’s view, for example, that the most curious corollary to Rangers’ irreversible slide towards administration and, eventually, liquidation is the widespread readiness among so many of the Ibrox club’s followers not only to accept, but to embrace their change of status, from perennial league championship contenders to toilers in the hinterland of the Third Division.

This almost insouciant approach to a severe downturn seems to betoken a failure – or, more likely, a deliberate refusal – to recognise the gravity of the club’s commercial situation and the problems that may arise as a result. When, at the height of the crisis, it was hinted that legislation could be introduced to allow Rangers actually to remain in the SPL, there was a clamour of protest among their fans, a declaration of their insistence on “starting over” in the fourth tier.

So much emphasis has been placed by Ibrox supporters on the damage their club’s absence from the top division may do to the other members of the SPL that they have basically ignored the signs – already becoming evident – of the difficulties landing on their own doorstep.

In a newspaper hotline, one deluded soul (he was probably only allowed out for the weekend) insisted that Rangers “should never go back to the SPL” and that when (not if, you will note) they reach the First Division in two years’ time “we should just stay there”.

That kind of dopey gesture of defiance, a poor substitute for common sense, is quite preposterous when made by a fan possibly deranged by anger and disappointment. It is, however, quite shocking when something similar springs from someone with the responsibility of the manager, Ally McCoist.

At times, the former striker seems to have surrendered clarity of thought to the impulse to take the populist route. McCoist has been quite specific, talking of being “made to feel welcome” and “comfortable” in the Third Division.

It is an approach that is extremely unlikely to be shared by his chief executive, Charles Green, as he strives to regenerate the business through substantial outside investment and the establishment of lucrative revenue streams. He will already have encountered the obstacles to that kind of ambition presented by having to play in the Third Division.

And, despite his sometimes bizarre public utterances, McCoist is too smart not to realise that what Celtic enjoyed on Wednesday – and the rewards that are to accrue from their endeavours – should also be the preserve of a healthy, vibrant Rangers. Instead, he is seen to be “strengthening” his squad by shopping in football’s equivalent of the charity shop, the emphasis on quantity rather than quality.

Anyone who takes issue with that impression should pay attention to the Rangers manager’s own words during the week: “We need to get bodies in, and plenty of them, as soon as possible. We’ve had four or five trialists in. One or two have impressed, which is great, but we haven’t made a final decision on any of them yet.”

If this undertone of uncertainty does not convey a sense of urgency modified by an inhibiting poverty, McCoist’s recounting of recent seepage from Ibrox should leave no-one in any doubt of the need for financial prudence: “In the last week or ten days, we’ve lost Alejandro Bedoya, it looks like Maurice Edu is away, Kirk Broadfoot is away and Dorin Goian is away.”

For Rangers supporters looking for portents of a glorious future, it will hardly be encouraging to realise that the departures of these comparatively high-maintenance “assets” were not resisted, but encouraged.

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/sport/football/glenn-gibbons-charity-shop-signings-betray-reduced-ambition-at-rangers-1-2500947

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Quite a reflection on the quality of journalism today when this TRASH actually appears in print. He seems to be upset that us Rangers fans have had no option but to take it on the chin and get on with supporting the club. In his cosy little rosary rattling world Rangers fans should be slouched over their beers in the pub almost reduced to tears at the badness of this cruel cruel world.

Alas Alas Alas, tis not to be. We are still Rangers supporters through and through. Even Ally, projects an almost tangible optimism for the future despite his club being hounded and victimised at every turn.

The fact that articles like this appear at all is simply testament to the fact that we are alive and kicking, something we will soon ram down their throats with the greatest of glee.

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The Scotsman is a bheast infested rhag

And it never used to be like that. It traditionally lent towards unionism and was a fair paper. Over my lifetime, the mutants, like gibbons, sneaked in the door.

Just about every week he takes digs at us. One reason why I'll never buy the Scotsman again, or read any of his articles like the one above.

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Charity shop signings :lol: that the rest of the SPL couldn't afford.

Who apart from his beloved Bheasts have signed anyone ?

The gravity of our commercial siuation is such that we've sold 36000 season tickets, have a new outlet in Sports Direct and are about to have a share issue. Not bad for a 3rd division club.

If thats the best this Bheast writer can come up with then the Scotsman is doing itself a huge disservice by employing him.

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And it never used to be like that. It traditionally lent towards unionism and was a fair paper. Over my lifetime, the mutants, like gibbons, sneaked in the door.

Just about every week he takes digs at us. One reason why I'll never buy the Scotsman again, or read any of his articles like the one above.

Honestly - if you were his editor you would need to be asking serious questions of a guy who bases his articles on the Daily Record hotline

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Why the feck are we even discussing this bitter twisted obsessive T4IG in here and giving him the oxygen of publicity. We are only adding to his fame or notoriety and that's what journos need so forget him, treat him like odious creep and their stories and rhags will disappear. Keep The Bears Den about The Teddy Bears, for Bears and by Bears.

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I guess he was sucking off brittney when he typed this out

It would be the other way round.

Ra Bhoy in Corduroy lionised Gibbons at every turn in his Sports Diaries at both Scotland on Sunday and ra Herald. Twenty years, he has worshipped at the altar of a man he christened, 'the Great Gibbo'.

Further, gibbons is Nuremberg Hugh's longest and dearest friend, both began at the Scotsman.

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Aye...'hinterland' right enough... where tits like this fill their dying wee papers with articles about us and our fans.

They hate us adapting to what has happened, they hate that we have the temerity to get on with life.

They need us now more than ever and they hate themselves for it.

Rangers then. Rangers now. Rangers forever.

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They obviously thought that all Rangers fans were like them across the city and are only interested in the other team.

We only care about Rangers.

They obviously thought we were all like Murray, Bain etc in that we wouldn't stand up for our club and let everyone walk all over us. Think finally the real view of Rangers fans is being shown, that we actually really support and care for our team and are looking to help the other SFL teams.

As for the signings, being part of history is better than trying to finish second in a league that no one is interested in.

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