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I thought I had better issue a warning to all those Rangers haters out there (as a preparation for bad news) – after all the new industry standard is to “manage disappointment” Word reaches me that Rangers are to be nominated for the latest series of Humanitarian Awards. And is it any small wonder I ask ?

After all what other organisation can claim to have produced in the apathetic and previously disinterested such a sense of social responsibility with a “refreshing” and new found concern for our armed forces, our hospitals, our school children’s textbooks ? Such a ground swell of social responsibility and care has even extended beyond our shores with concern now being expressed for those in South Africa. It truly is a global phenomenon – the birth of an international social responsibility with a common denominator – Big Bad Rangers.

Perhaps ironic that those whose choice of Rangers bashing weapon was “Rangers prevented our front line forces being equipped” were amongst those who wished to make spurious and false allegations against our armed forces at Ibrox last month. You really couldn't make it up.

And on the subject of making things up it is perhaps an appropriate time to mention Dumb and Dumber aka Spiers and English. For Rangers services to social responsibility have extended to these fine two gentlemen of the press and awakened in them a sense of morality regarding the prospect of Dave King returning to Rangers. But this new found moral argument still appears to be only half awake.

As Operation Yewtree continues to bring fresh revelation and accusation with regard to child abuse, in particular those who were complicit in its covering up and the suppression of victims complaints, not one of these moral guardians of the press appear to be concerned that there are individuals connected with Celtic FC, and who are still subject to very public adoration and respect, who were actively complicit in the covering up of child abuse at Celtic Boys Club. It's easy to see where Noel Coward was coming from when he uttered “”The higher the building the lower the morals”

I don't normally humour Graham “Rangers are a new club” Spiers but I will make an exception on this one occasion.

Id rather we had died with our history rather than have to live with theirs.

On the civil war front, I was reminded this week, courtesy of “Old Reliable” (BBC Scotland) how out of touch some of our current and prospective directors are with our support. I am yet to hear from any of the incumbent or prospective factions what their plans are to defend this club and its support from its enemies. “Increased revenue streams” etc etc etc tend to be ineffective weapons against those whose sole aim, by any means, is the destruction of our club. I am yet to meet a Rangers fan anywhere who is not concerned about the attacks on our club and support. It is one of the few things upon which our support can find some universal agreement.

On the good news front our ever decreasing board and communications department means that there will probably be a blazer for everyone the only question is – brown or black brogues ?

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I thought I had better issue a warning to all those Rangers haters out there (as a preparation for bad news) – after all the new industry standard is to “manage disappointment” Word reaches me that Rangers are to be nominated for the latest series of Humanitarian Awards. And is it any small wonder I ask ?

After all what other organisation can claim to have produced in the apathetic and previously disinterested such a sense of social responsibility with a “refreshing” and new found concern for our armed forces, our hospitals, our school children’s textbooks ? Such a ground swell of social responsibility and care has even extended beyond our shores with concern now being expressed for those in South Africa. It truly is a global phenomenon – the birth of an international social responsibility with a common denominator – Big Bad Rangers.

Perhaps ironic that those whose choice of Rangers bashing weapon was “Rangers prevented our front line forces being equipped” were amongst those who wished to make spurious and false allegations against our armed forces at Ibrox last month. You really couldn't make it up.

And on the subject of making things up it is perhaps an appropriate time to mention Dumb and Dumber aka Spiers and English. For Rangers services to social responsibility have extended to these fine two gentlemen of the press and awakened in them a sense of morality regarding the prospect of Dave King returning to Rangers. But this new found moral argument still appears to be only half awake.

As Operation Yewtree continues to bring fresh revelation and accusation with regard to child abuse, in particular those who were complicit in its covering up and the suppression of victims complaints, not one of these moral guardians of the press appear to be concerned that there are individuals connected with Celtic FC, and who are still subject to very public adoration and respect, who were actively complicit in the covering up of child abuse at Celtic Boys Club. It's easy to see where Noel Coward was coming from when he uttered “”The higher the building the lower the morals”

I don't normally humour Graham “Rangers are a new club” Spiers but I will make an exception on this one occasion.

Id rather we had died with our history rather than have to live with theirs.

On the civil war front, I was reminded this week, courtesy of “Old Reliable” (BBC Scotland) how out of touch some of our current and prospective directors are with our support. I am yet to hear from any of the incumbent or prospective factions what their plans are to defend this club and its support from its enemies. “Increased revenue streams” etc etc etc tend to be ineffective weapons against those whose sole aim, by any means, is the destruction of our club. I am yet to meet a Rangers fan anywhere who is not concerned about the attacks on our club and support. It is one of the few things upon which our support can find some universal agreement.

On the good news front our ever decreasing board and communications department means that there will probably be a blazer for everyone the only question is – brown or black brogues ?

Good piece as usual -I think I'd favour the old black and white spats in the choice of shoes.
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Our power comes from being back at the top table - nothing should detract us or the club from that - not the board, not the anti board factions - nor desire for revenge, nor trying to address any false ( or real) slights from the SFA, other clubs, or the press - no religious cause, no political cause - nothing should be allowed to get in the way because the only real way to say fuck you to everyone is by winning the top prizes and by being at the table when Europe football reorganises.

Any call for action that is not focused on being back at the top of the football tree is detrimental to the club - but the feeling of satisfaction when we land the top title - that's the day to look back and say to

Them all - fuck you!

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Our power comes from being back at the top table - nothing should detract us or the club from that - not the board, not the anti board factions - nor desire for revenge, nor trying to address any false ( or real) slights from the SFA, other clubs, or the press - no religious cause, no political cause - nothing should be allowed to get in the way because the only real way to say fuck you to everyone is by winning the top prizes and by being at the table when Europe football reorganises.

Any call for action that is not focused on being back at the top of the football tree is detrimental to the club - but the feeling of satisfaction when we land the top title - that's the day to look back and say to

Them all - fuck you!

You miss the point BP9 - many are conspiring to ensure that we dont ever get there

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You miss the point BP9 - many are conspiring to ensure that we dont ever get there

Even more important to focus ( sic) on getting there - that's the battle we need to win - everything else is a distraction and we should remain focused on the real battle not the side actions.

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Even more important to focus ( sic) on getting there - that's the battle we need to win - everything else is a distraction and we should remain focused on the real battle not the side actions.

Do you not think the statements from Lawell and Regan this week alone are evidence that there are elements out there determined to prevent your plan from coming anywhere near fruition ?

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Do you not think the statements from Lawell and Regan this week alone are evidence that there are elements out there determined to prevent your plan from coming anywhere near fruition ?

No - sorry but I don't

If you want to know what does worry me is the board disputed - we need leadership in the club to make sure we have the financial wherewithal to get back to the top! With the effort that is being put in by all sides in that dispute for control I don't see the club moving forward off the park.

In fact even if I agreed with you, that lack of club leadership should ( IMHO) also be your priority as while we are focused inward it's difficult to resist any external pish - I fear the biggest danger to us getting back to the top is the damage our current shareholding ( or non shareholding !!) groups are doing - that internal strife will prevent our progress much more than the press, the SFA or liewell.

And the only way I can see that we win ( with either my views or yours) is by winning again at the top level - until we do that everyone else can laugh and dig at us!

Ergo the only thing that matters is being back winning at the top and that should be our focus!

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No - sorry but I don't

If you want to know what does worry me is the board disputed - we need leadership in the club to make sure we have the financial wherewithal to get back to the top! With the effort that is being put in by all sides in that dispute for control I don't see the club moving forward off the park.

Thats fair enough BP9 - and strangely and alarmingly we are in consensus regarding boardroom concerns and an apparent lack of leadership or vision.

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I thought I had better issue a warning to all those Rangers haters out there (as a preparation for bad news) – after all the new industry standard is to “manage disappointment” Word reaches me that Rangers are to be nominated for the latest series of Humanitarian Awards. And is it any small wonder I ask ?

After all what other organisation can claim to have produced in the apathetic and previously disinterested such a sense of social responsibility with a “refreshing” and new found concern for our armed forces, our hospitals, our school children’s textbooks ? Such a ground swell of social responsibility and care has even extended beyond our shores with concern now being expressed for those in South Africa. It truly is a global phenomenon – the birth of an international social responsibility with a common denominator – Big Bad Rangers.

Perhaps ironic that those whose choice of Rangers bashing weapon was “Rangers prevented our front line forces being equipped” were amongst those who wished to make spurious and false allegations against our armed forces at Ibrox last month. You really couldn't make it up.

And on the subject of making things up it is perhaps an appropriate time to mention Dumb and Dumber aka Spiers and English. For Rangers services to social responsibility have extended to these fine two gentlemen of the press and awakened in them a sense of morality regarding the prospect of Dave King returning to Rangers. But this new found moral argument still appears to be only half awake.

As Operation Yewtree continues to bring fresh revelation and accusation with regard to child abuse, in particular those who were complicit in its covering up and the suppression of victims complaints, not one of these moral guardians of the press appear to be concerned that there are individuals connected with Celtic FC, and who are still subject to very public adoration and respect, who were actively complicit in the covering up of child abuse at Celtic Boys Club. It's easy to see where Noel Coward was coming from when he uttered “”The higher the building the lower the morals”

I don't normally humour Graham “Rangers are a new club” Spiers but I will make an exception on this one occasion.

Id rather we had died with our history rather than have to live with theirs.

On the civil war front, I was reminded this week, courtesy of “Old Reliable” (BBC Scotland) how out of touch some of our current and prospective directors are with our support. I am yet to hear from any of the incumbent or prospective factions what their plans are to defend this club and its support from its enemies. “Increased revenue streams” etc etc etc tend to be ineffective weapons against those whose sole aim, by any means, is the destruction of our club. I am yet to meet a Rangers fan anywhere who is not concerned about the attacks on our club and support. It is one of the few things upon which our support can find some universal agreement.

On the good news front our ever decreasing board and communications department means that there will probably be a blazer for everyone the only question is – brown or black brogues ?

Black and Tan does the trick ! (tu);):sherlock:

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