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  1. 13 points
    t the moment the club are currently heavily looking into what to do with Edmiston houseThese plans include a proper ticket office, a Museum and a huge cafeIt is unclear whether they will knock it down and start again or completely revamp it, it is currently undergoing treatment for Asbestos Plans for the Museum are hugely encouraging, there is now a staff member hired to collate & catalogue every bit of material within Ibrox - from medals to scrap books etc - this is ongoing Although definite plans haven’t been concluded & studies are ongoing, big plans to give the club the platform it deserves for these things, are most definitely underway The boards promises continue to be carried out(Thought it was worth sharing, especially news on museum becoming more than just lip service)
  2. 4 points
    Seen several of the options, some quite interesting others not so much. Probably be best to simply knock it down and start again, would probably be quicker and would give a bespoke building rather than making the best of a bad job.
  3. 4 points
    What do you get in return? NHS waiting lists are as long, education standards heading south insufficient police and not enough care for the elderly. I’d rather pay uk levels of tax and leave The crazy secessionists to live rough and proclaim their ‘freedom’. Time the pointless council chamber in Edinburgh was shut and the money saved invested elsewhere.
  4. 4 points
    I’ve been in the world for a while now and, trust me, it’s gone nuts. Some goat somewhere has to dream up a daft notion, media promote it, looney educationalists and sociologists fan the flames, politicians endorse it and the rest of us have to not just put up with it but be part of it if we can or applaud it if we can’t. Oh and pay for it too. Ask compo. He’ll know what I mean.
  5. 4 points
    Definite plan to stick with the DOF model and take our time in recruiting a replacement
  6. 4 points
    He's far from gash and looks a lot better than Hastie has in his games.
  7. 3 points
    No issue with people wanting to sell tickets but face value only please.
  8. 3 points
    I have lots of brilliant memories of European football nights. Dynamo Kiev, Marseille, Leeds United are all games I'll never forget. However there's one game that always jumps to mind when anyone's talks about European football and it was in the early nineties. My dad, brother and I were heading off to the match at Ibrox. I remember it being a wet and windy night, but I can't be sure of that. It certainly was quite miserable anyway because the Rangers team was plagued by injury going into this match against Bruges. I do remember that my gran had baked scones for us all and I put them in my pocket, knowing that on such a cold night they'd be welcomed with a cup of tea or bovril at some stage. The game was a torrid affair and if I remember correctly we scored first, but this was then followed by us being denied a stonewall penalty, them scoring, and then Hateley being sent off. It wasn't looking good at that point. Then at around the 70th minute Scott try-hard-but-no-skill Nisbett threw his foot at a loose ball which headed towards their penalty area. All 3 of us remarked almost in unison at how much spin was on the ball. My brother then said "if the goalie doesn't catch that it could spin in". Of course, as we know now the goalie didn't catch it and it didn't spin in to the goal. Ibrox erupted and as has happened many times before there were bodies flying everywhere in celebration. My dad ended up four rows down and had to be helped back to his seat which was funny. What a celebration it was. In all the excitement I had forgotten about the scones but figured this was a good time to then have them. I handed one to my dad on my left and to my brother on the right. They were delicious but the sweetest taste that night was of victory. What sticks in my mind though was at the end of the game we stood up to move along our row to get out and I realised the guy next to me wasn't my brother (who I later saw standing about 6 rows down). He disappeared though because I could say anything. About a week later we were playing Dundee at home and I got a tap on the shoulder. I turned around and this bear gave me a scone his son had made at school. I just remember him saying "no scone can ever taste as good as the one we had that night big Nizzy scored". That was 26 years ago and every scone I've had since makes me think of that goal. And he was right .... they don't taste the same without a Nizzy goal to go along with it. I don't imagine this is what you were looking for in your OP, but I thought I'd share it anyway.
  9. 3 points
    What a great gesture from both sets of fans in a time when so much/many clubs are prone to adverse reporting.😃
  10. 3 points
    I know Feyenoord supporters are not loved much outside Rotterdam but this was a fantastic action from them and indeed the Den Haag supporters who all took part in throwing soft toys to the sick children of the Sofia children's Hospital in Rotterdam who were invited guests of the club. Feyenoord do a lot for the Hospital. I personally have a strong link to the hospital as they saved my sons life 30 years ago so this makes me quite emotional. Also hence the reason my son is a Feyenoord supporter.
  11. 3 points
    Did we under-estimate livi? They’re about fourth best team in Scotland at the moment IMO. Better than hertz & hibz.
  12. 3 points
    That’s twice out of 5 games we have faced a side who have had 2 weeks to practice their brick wall formation and we have struggled badly on both occasions. The one really positive thing is we won both games, but I don’t see a marked difference in tactics or style about us from last year, perhaps a little more hunger but nothing much obvious has changed. The crowd has to be far more patient and understanding in these types of games, I thought we (the fans in attendance) were terrible from about 20 minutes in, some of the shouts from around me were insane, and I must admit I have had a go at Ojo for hiding and having no appetite for the game, so I take this to myself as well as the other 50k that collectively in games like this we will get better results if we can back the team throughout, even when they are Colin nish. Players like Ojo & Aribo seem to be confidence based players. If they start well, they have a good game. If they don’t, and we are not winning, they are passengers. They have talent but do they have the right desire? Was good to see Barker get a chance today and he has laid a claim to see more game time for sure after a confident positive showing. With Jones & Kent going to be out for a few weeks and Ojo out of touch, there should be opportunities for him coming up, I hope he takes them.
  13. 2 points
    From one angle the Morelos penalty looks soft, but from every other angle and from the Aberdeen player's reaction it's a clear penalty. I saw the Tweet and actually thought Ewen Murray was trolling the BBC, but looking at his replies to incredulous supporters it seems he wasn't.
  14. 2 points
    I know someone who had moved to Scotland from Scandinavia around 5 years before the referendum who ended up being very active in promoting the pro-independence viewpoint. I did find it frustrating that his vote counted the same as mine when he's only been in the country "5 minutes". However I guess that's the nature of democracy, and I don't have an alternative solution, even though it seems "unfair".
  15. 2 points
    It was being run relatively successfully under Ian Armstrong and Sylvia but when Armstrong 'left', the new guy just wasn't as good at getting a crowd in and I think people's tastes were changing and the use of the club fell away.
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  17. 2 points
    So would I if 4th official could be trusted to handle it.Would also like to see similar to rugby,American Football etc. time clock being used to start stop games in case of injury,substitions so that correct amount of time is played instead of fourth official making decision.
  18. 2 points
    I would much prefer a sin bin time penalty than a yellow card. The people who benefit from yellow cards is never the team that has been erred against.
  19. 2 points
    Sometimes it works out cheaper to knock down and rebuild due to the hidden costs when refurbishing.
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  22. 2 points
    Underestimated their manager, maybe. In fact he might be a good shout for either of those teams’ manager’s jobs, if they come up..
  23. 2 points
    No, that's a great story - thanks mate! One for @Govan Rear Bear's notes for later...
  24. 2 points
    There's 26 guaranteed competitive home this season (19 league + 7 European) and we've had 6 already, so there's still 77% of games to go. 77% of £1060 is £816. Yes, there may (or may not) be some domestic cup games, but £1,000 seems very steep.
  25. 2 points
    Rangers should pay out on this if it happened on our watch. It may well be a matter for the administrators legally but that's hardly the point.
  26. 2 points
    Written by Marcelo Mega. He’s hoping to implicate other Scottish clubs so as to make it look as if it was more than just his beloved yahoos
  27. 2 points
    I agree, and also thought he improved in the second half when the game opened up a bit
  28. 2 points
    I don't entirely agree with this 'needs to have a good relationship with Gerrard' stuff. Yes, they have to get on, but they're both professionals, so I don't think there will be an issue. Any new DoF will need to fit in with the model the board/Allen have started, so again, I don't see any friction in terms of philosophy either. I think the problems come from managers not understanding, or accepting, the DoF structure. Gerrard already accepts it.
  29. 2 points
    Torys would be running Scotland within a decade. Unless the SNP can get enough people into the dole quickly enough.
  30. 2 points
    We are undeniably different to the team that finished last season. All of the quick passing is gone.
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    A rare good day for England today and looking good to win the final test and square the series, even if the urn has gone.
  33. 2 points
    religious schools should not be state-funded. If they want them they need to be funded by the churches & those who attend them
  34. 2 points
    There would need to be a complaint from the company but I reckon that part of the change in ownership involved a guarantee that there would be no subsequent complaints about unfit conduct as a director.
  35. 1 point
    Ooofftt! Log In menu politics opinion economy panorama Sports Culture network world science more POLITICS SUBSCRIPTION DAX 12,387.52| Headlines| news politics foreign countries Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon: A populist against Brexit Nicola SturgeonA populist against Brexit Nicola Sturgeon receives a media prize in Potsdam for the defense of European values. This award for the head of the Scottish National Party is a mistake. A guest contribution by Jörg Luyken Jane Barlow / PA Wire / DPA Nicola Sturgeon: Leader of a party that carries almost all the features of modern populism Tuesday, 17.09.2019 15:09 To Print use rights Feedback Leave a Comment United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum all articles guest Post The spiders, the British - that's how much is clear to every German. So it is good to remember that there are still decent inhabitants of the British Isles, to the very north. One of the best, to the taste of the Germans, is on this Tuesday in Potsdam. Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, will receive the M100 Media Award, which honors defenders of free European values each year. Last year, the "world" correspondent Deniz Yücel got him. display In Germany, Sturgeon is considered a woman of reason in unreasonable times. A head of government who stands up for cohesion - unlike Boris Johnson, the chaotic Brexit berserker. To the author Private Jörg Luyken was born in the UK in 1985 and had the dubious fortune of visiting one of those private schools where cricket is still thought to be at least as important as life and death. He now lives in Berlin as a freelance writer and writes for The Daily Telegraph and The Local among others. He looks at the events in his homeland from a safe distance. The Chairwoman of the Scottish National Party (SNP) knows what her European audience likes to hear. She said in a speech that Scotland is an open and tolerant country that must continue to play a key role in Europe. It is positioning itself against the populist Tories, who ruthlessly ignore the interests of the Scots. It stands for openness, tolerance and justice. However, a concept damned by liberal democrats will scarcely be heard to criticize Sturgeon: nationalism. This is quite understandable: If the questionable is in the name of their party, they can hardly spoil it. The SNP tailors the Scots a victim role on the body display And that's the amazing thing about this remarkable award in Potsdam. Sturgeon is carved from the same wood as Boris Johnson and his Brexit brigade. She is the leader of a party that carries almost all the features of modern populism. Not only does the SNP have a questionable attitude to the freedom of the press, it also provides the Scots with a victimhood that explains any mishaps with the malignancy of English politics and promises everyone exactly what they want to hear. Ms. Sturgeon's nationalist ideology is so meaningless that she recently sincerely announced that the SNP is the party of every single Scotsman. If this is not an exclamation of a one-party state, what is it? Allegedly, the M100 award stands for "Services for the Protection of Freedom of Expression." One wonders if the jury knows the name Stephen Daisley. Mr Daisley would certainly have something interesting to contribute to the love of the Scottish nationalists for press freedom. He was head of the editorial department of STV's online site until he appeared too critical about SNP's governance style in 2016. According to his story, he was not allowed to postpone his opinion after two SNP MPs insulted him in a meeting with his boss as a "crap journalist". Mr Daisley, who preferred to quit his job rather than work in such conditions, later warned on his blog: "For ten years, the SNP has centralized power, repressed the diversity of opinion, mobbed its opponents and split the country between nationalists and unionists." Perhaps the latest accusation reminds the M100 jury of headlines it is currently reading in British newspapers. Two years before the Brexit referendum, we Scots had a plebiscite on independence. She has fallen into oblivion in the present chaos. Poverty exists, according to Sturgeon, "thanks to the shameful Westminster system" In a family-tearing debate, the nationalists covered themselves with Scotland flags to show who the proud and optimistic inhabitants of our rainy homeland are. Just as Brexiteers likes to claim, the BBC was accused of conducting a hate campaign against the independence movement. Journalists and economists who expressed doubts as to whether a region dependent on English taxpayers could really afford the step of independence were scolded, they talked Scotland badly. Some newspapers were completely excluded from press conferences. Mrs. Sturgeon was at that time deputy party leader. The pompous Alex Salmond, who in the meantime had to answer in court for allegations of sexual assault in several cases, split the country at that time. His successor is drier and likes to be modest. She has never distanced herself from the tactics of the recent past. All you have to do is listen to her speech to the party congress in April to understand that she is pushing the same buttons as her predecessor. Scotland is a wonderful country where things are going well, she said, thanking the SNP for that, of course. Because the Scots are so egalitarian, universities would always be free of charge. There is no question that billions of euros in financial compensation from London make such generosity possible in the first place. Later in the speech, she talked about things that did not go so well. Many Scots could not afford to serve enough food for the family. The responsibility for this, of course, is not in Edinburgh. Such poverty exists "thanks to the shameful Westminster system." The parallels to the Brussels bashing of the Brexiteers are obvious. In a populist style, Sturgeon promised everything to everyone The Scottish victims' role played by the SNP sometimes makes it difficult to have a clear view of their own past. Glasgow's many central streets still honor businessmen, who accumulated their wealth with the exploitation of slaves. But a country that sees itself as the ultimate victim of colonialism does not like talking about its own share in such crimes. The populist temptation to promise everything to everyone can not be resisted by Mrs. Sturgeon. At the party congress, she announced with great applause to proclaim the climate emergency. Shaken by the "Fridays for Future" movement , she will use all her energy to make Scotland carbon neutral by 2050. Unfortunately, she had no time to mention the attitude of her party to Scotland's oil reserves: The SNP wants to pump her to the last drop from the North Sea. Oil could hardly do without an independent Scotland. Tax revenues from the North Sea are Edinburgh's only chance to at least partially offset the huge deficit. I know, it's probably too late. Nevertheless, I have a request to the jury of the M100 Media Award: Could you not revoke your decision at the last minute? It is understandable that it is difficult to be neutral in these heated times. It still looks a little bit as if the motto "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" played a certain role at this award ceremony. If you are looking for a pro-European Scottish politician, we really have a strong choice. Ruth Davidson, the former party leader of the Scottish Tories, has just resigned because of her party leader's Brexit strategy. Unlike the grim First Minister, she is a fun and funny speaker. After her resignation, she would certainly have time to make a spontaneous invitation. more on the subject
  36. 1 point
    Are you heavily involved in the Church Of Scotland, Scott? Was there a particular meeting you attended that brought you to this insight?
  37. 1 point
    At least he is at peace now. I wouldn't wish that sickness on my worst enemy. RIP.
  38. 1 point
    I've been a member of 2 CoS churches and in neither of them have I had the opportunity to choose elders. Some are appointed but I don't get to say yea or nay. Perhaps things work differently in your church but it's not something I've ever come across. In respect of my current church, I've been a member for 25 years and the same minister was there before I joined so I've not had a say in that either. So as a member I don't get a say, and only elders get a say? Not very democratic. I've never been informed as to how any of my ministers voted on any issue, other than perhaps the issue of gay marriage. I'm sceptical as to whether they agreed it. I tend to think he's using his position to make a statement, but you may disagree with my view. That's obvious. It's to further the political agenda of those in power in George Street, rather than it being for the Church's own benefit.
  39. 1 point
    Remember it used to be Rangers Club,another part of history ruined by greedy people with hands in the till. You could get in for a pint on match days with a member but a tie had to be worn. I was a member and seen a few decent shows on some Saturday nights.
  40. 1 point
    Top priority should be to rehouse the ticket office away from those old portacabins
  41. 1 point
    Great job again guys. I hope you used the 3 second rule Frankie and ate that pie afterall. The brown sauce would have helped protect it!!!
  42. 1 point
    As a member of the CoS, Frazer certainly doesn't speak for me, and I had no say in his election to some CoS committee. Those in George St have promoted a left wing agenda for many years that is alien to many members, most of whom are sheep when it comes to the George Street's political agenda. Frazer unsurprisingly puts his independence leanings before his fellow Protestants, in the same way as some put theirs before their football team.
  43. 1 point
    NZ and SA in the winter, Sri Lanka in spring. NZ commentary is night owl listening but South Africa is day time.. It will be interesting to see who goes where. Root, Stokes, Buttler and Broad might get a rest or a partial rest. Burns, Archer, Curran and Leach the only certainties.
  44. 1 point
    You’ve not missed anything, you’re just not paranoid.
  45. 1 point
    Where's this Archer-Wade stuff come from? I love it.
  46. 1 point
    Good news! Enjoy your hols bud...
  47. 1 point
    Totally agree RS. Aribo was awful again today-just posted absent for the entire game. That aside I have no idea why Katic and Goldson looked so shaky in the second half? I think Halliday was giving them both “the fear” as he was sure second half too. Three points though and Barker looked promising.
  48. 1 point
    And Charles Green. How on earth you can get away with signing deals which so emphatically and explicitly injure your own company and benefit the other company is a mystery to me. There is no chance he had no personal financial incentive for signing the deals he did with Mike Ashley.
  49. 1 point
    No, it will depend on the size of the financial abyss we find ourselves in. Goops sorry .... that you find yourself in 😂
  50. 1 point
    It's probably capable but that doesn't mean there wouldn't be a significant increase in taxes as highlighted in the OP. We've seen it already where I'm paying a 4 figure sum more than if I lived elsewhere in the UK, and a couple of years ago it was a 5 figure sum.
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