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Disgruntled Rangers’ supporters groups yesterday launched a stinging attack on the club’s board and demanded an immediate change of direction at Ibrox. Backed by the board of the Rangers Supporters’ Trust, as well as involving other fan organisations, the “We Deserve Better” campaign challenged the club’s hierarchy to announce measures designed to improve Rangers’ lot, both on and off the field.

Yesterday’s move comes in the wake of a month of turmoil at Ibrox, in which Sir David Murray, the chairman, admitted the club would be forced to sell at least one of their star players to balance the books. The Homecoming Scottish Cup tie away to St Johnstone on Tuesday night saw visiting fans unfurl a banner reading “David Murray Must Go” as the Ibrox owner sat in the directors’ box.

Yesterday’s attack focuses on the club’s activity in the last decade and the relative lack of success on and off the field. A wide-ranging list of complaints — one of which was that there was “no discernible strategic vision, either on or off the pitch” — begins by highlighting the club’s two Premier League titles in the last eight seasons, which is set against a backdrop of dominance by Celtic. The garnering of only two trophies in the last three campaigns and this season’s embarrassing Champions League qualifying defeat to the Lithuanian minnows, FBK Kaunas, is also pointed out.

The statement complains that the club’s Murray Park training facility, opened in 2001, had failed either to improve the technique of first-team players or help in the nurturing of youth players. As Rangers look to offload up to ten fringe players in January, the Ibrox club’s record in the transfer market is questioned.

But the attack was criticised by the Rangers Supporters’ Assembly, the umbrella organisation representing the club’s fans’ groups across the world. Ross Blyth, the vice-president, said: “Rangers supporters around the world are concerned when they read that star players could be sold. No one wants to see that happen but real fans know that no club is immune from the economic climate we are now in.

“This is not a time for factionalism and division between the fans and the club or between fans groups. Ally McCoist hit the nail on the head when he called for us all to be united. Unfortunately, some people are hell-bent on sensationalising the situation.” (PA)

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But the attack was criticised by the Rangers Supporters’ Assembly, the umbrella organisation representing the club’s fans’ groups across the world. Ross Blyth, the vice-president, aid: “Rangers supporters around the world are concerned when they read that star players could be sold. No one wants to see that happen but real fans know that no club is immune from the economic climate we are now in.

“This is not a time for factionalism and division between the fans and the club or between fans groups. Ally McCoist hit the nail on the head when he called for us all to be united. Unfortunately, some people are hell-bent on sensationalising the situation.”

Fecking stupid quote.

So you're not a real fan if you don't know that the club isn't immue to the economic climate? :rolleyes:

The Assembly have deliberately come out in opposition to the trust's position but then say that that we should all be united. It seems to me that it's the Assembly that are causing the division.

The guy was a nightmare on the radio tonight and should not have got involved and all he did was highlight splits between the organisations while telling us that we should be united. Some message.

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The RSA are funded and controled by the club. Their opinion is null and void IMO.

Andy Kerr, the president of the RSA, is an honourable man who has spent years following Rangers all over Europe, I have met him on numerous occasions in far off lands.

He is a Bear through and through and I value his opinion.

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Murray is extremely sensitive to what he regards as personal criticism. Witness his OTT and largely irrelevant response to the perfectly fair questions asked of him. He can give it out but he can't take it.

swings both ways im afraid as proved with countless posts here.

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