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  1. I would like to confirm the worst thoughts of ra Yahoo conspiracists. Rangers two latest friendly announcements are what you think. Blackpool play in an all orange kit and Davie Moyes sports orange hair. Rangers, July and, Orange - it's enough to get Martin Compston on a Las Vegas stage punching the air whilst punching out the naughty lyrics.
    7 points
  2. At 22 years old, it is now or never. At 19, Ajer went on loan to Kilmarnock. Played regularly for six months, returned to Celtic, was a first team player for 4 seasons then was sold for around 14 million pounds. Note. They paid around 500,000 to buy into system. That is what we need to start doing on a relatively regular basis.
    6 points
  3. There's one point I'd like to focus on here Buster, and that's the phrase "Goodies and Baddies", which you've used a few times. The fact that some of us are particualrly appalled by Russia's (or Putin's) actions doesn't necessarily mean we have a simplistic view of the situation. I doubt any of us on here see are that naiive, and it's a bit condescending to suggest we are. It's possible to be fully aware of the dubious ways the West has acted, and also to believe that the Russian military invasion of the Ukraine crosses a line. So no, not goodies vs baddies. More like far-from-goodies (the West) versus OTT baddies.
    6 points
  4. A very classy post from a classy guy. Good luck Leon!
    6 points
  5. Regardless of Left or Right stances I cannot recall such a bunch of charlatans, incompetents or liars as the present incumbents (Starmer and Rayner equally). God knows I hated what Thatcher stood for but even I had a (grudging) respect for her and her principles; the current lot I have not one iota of respect for.
    5 points
  6. Still a long way to go in the window but I have reservations about how the squad is shaping up, whilst hoping they are dismissed come said window slamming shut. As it stands IMO, there are too many players who will have to be managed because of age or chronic injury problems. I'd also mention the changes in backroom staff, eg. Doctor. I hope money is spent in this because we will need people who know what they are doing. McGregor Souttar Helander Jack Davis Arfield Ofoborh Roofe I think the optics of resigning a 40 year old keeper who is extremely suspect at set-plays and isn't going to get any better whilst apparently letting go a promising 24 year old because of this doesn't make much sense.
    5 points
  7. I wouldn't want to be a low level paper gatherer at the SPFL this afternoon. The air conditioning will be on full in some offices...
    5 points
  8. Appeasing Putin is what got us to this point. I’m afraid much stronger and more concerted effort is needed by the west to stop him. And if we don’t do it now, it won’t be long till his next target will be in focus and it’ll be much longer and more expensive to get rid of him.
    5 points
  9. Time to let McGregor go, agreed but it is surely McLaughlin that should get the gloves with Robby his number 2 and Cup keeper. No need to spend money on expensive keeper. Put it towards a striker.
    5 points
  10. This has been the source of many a conversation for me...exclusively overseas mind you. I honestly had NO idea when I first started following Rangers, the depth of it all. I still don't, and can't understand the cultural significance of most of it. I mean I understand...but you know. But I am addicted to the team.
    4 points
  11. I hope we sign or sell someone soon so that the talk can get back to transfers and away from nationalism/republicanism/COS attendance
    4 points
  12. You posted that on the same minute Compo is typing about 5XL size on Home Shirt thread Are Castore tied in with or coordinating offer with new caterers? 😄
    4 points
  13. Please accept my sincere apology. The last thing that I would wish to do is prevent someone from self identifying as either righteous, angry or a combination of the two.
    4 points
  14. I think the issue with McGregor is more his inability to command the box than his age. It's a cause for concern whenever a decent cross comes in. He still makes some great saves but the blunders are increasing.
    4 points
  15. 4 points
  16. Looks to me we’re seeing who goes out the door first before bringing in new faces
    3 points
  17. Nah, the really funny bit is you thinking you can mix black and white and still get black and white. We all know you get grey ... which is neither one thing nor the other. We also know how hard you have to press your one-size-fits-all spectrum because otherwise you might show how compromised you have to be where this issue is concerned. But it's always Scottish nationalism first eh?
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Just watched the clown that is Jonny McFarlane yet again rubbish our players and their values , why this absolute idiot gets minutes on social media and YouTube is beyond me , he’s an absolute joke of a so called fan , really disappointed in stevie Clifford not calling him out on this . That he uses Bruno fernandez as a special player , Jesus h Christ .
    3 points
  20. Not really. If you said it two months ago and he’s still here, that’s not “going soon”.😉
    3 points
  21. Is it not just referencing the 1987-1990 strip?
    3 points
  22. So they think young Mayo is worth another contract then loan him to killie I trust they are paying his wage on full if he's worth a contract he's worth a chance in the first team ,no such thing as to young
    3 points
  23. I am a big fan of Kamara, but he doesn't quite have a position in GvB's team. Even so, we need to be selling our assets once they've been developed. He could play a similar role to the recently departed Yves Bissouma.
    3 points
  24. Much like "them" and 1967, does anyone lese feel it a little overdone? While it is the highlight of our history, must we bang on about it so often? A new film, a new range of merch, another celebration dinner. I was at the 25th anniversary dinner, the 30th, 35th, etc but at some point surely we say enough now and move on. I reckon I am very much in the minority here but I have seen and heard enough about Barcelona '72 to last a lifetime. I have just turned 51 myself so all my life I have had this retold and retold. It would have been one of the massive bonuses for me if we had managed to beat Frankfurt, that we could finally have consigned all the '72 stuff to history for good. I truly believe our achievement in getting to the finals in '08 and '22 were far harder and far greater achievements than winning 5 ties against fellow cup-winners. That is of course debatable, and the ultimate aim is to win and of course we came up short on both these ocassions.
    3 points
  25. More of a B team signing but seems a good one nonetheless.
    3 points
  26. This thread will be like a car crash if we haven't brought anyone in by the second week of July. 🤣
    3 points
  27. The bottom line is we have a very good squad when everyone is fit , we don’t have a very strong squad when 5 or 6 key players are unfit . We do not need a rebuild unless 3 or 4 first team players are sold , but we do need options upfront to replace Itten , wide right and a goal threat from midfield , any more than that any players like Lowry simply won’t get game time , if anything we could do with getting rid of a few more first .
    3 points
  28. What we really need is an in-depth analysis of US foreign policy, written by someone who understands the big, geopolitical picture. That way we (posters on here and society in general) wouldn't have such a simplistic view of the current set-up.
    3 points
  29. We brought you 101 FREE shows last season - not bad going from a team of volunteers. Thanks to everyone for their support and especially to the contributors for their time and effort. I might buy them a pint next month on our day out. PS: Show will be back on Sunday 24th July.
    3 points
  30. Should have let McGregor walk...the psychology of this is just bad. McLaughlin needs the assurance that the team are going to support him. This 'cake and eat it too' mierda needs to stop. Davis, Arfield, McGregor... Not a fan.
    3 points
  31. Just hope it’s only as backup to McLaughlin, can see this ending in tears if he’s first choice.
    3 points
  32. Any money we have should be spent on certain starters in key positions. Taking McGregor as an example. we could sign a Zander Clark or Siegrist and have a poorer free option as back up. We could spend millions that would be a waste. we could move McGregor to back up seems obvious to me. We certainly don't spend millions. Always assuming we aren't happy just to have McCrorie as back up which is also probably fine.
    3 points
  33. Allan McGregor wouldn't be the chap we know he is if he ignored the reality of his situation. I think he'll be delighted to stay and make a contribution to the success of the team and I don't expect anything but professionalism in his attitude to supporting the other keepers whoever they are. Having him around the squad is a huge plus if the price is right for all.
    3 points
  34. I don't buy this stuff about Russia's borders being "threatened" or the need for a territorial "buffer" between Russia and the West. In fact it seems patent nonsense as a concept. The idea seems to be that a naturally non-aggressive Russia is somehow pacified by having an undefined amount of territory between itself and a naturally belligerent West ... but only if that buffer territory is wholly controlled by Russia. It beggars the question, what is the purpose of the Russian border if it can only function when protected by yet another border located on someone else's territory? Seems to me this is one of those invented truths, concocted and reinforced by repetition in order to mask something far more sinister. It's almost impossible to discuss Russia as an aggressor state without releasing a torrent of anti-Western hysteria. So much talk focusses on an expansionist West/NATO, when NATO hasn't expanded at all. What actually happened is that states held captive by an oppressive Russia for 45 years decided of their own accord to leave the Russian orbit and align themselves with what they saw as a guarantor of their independence. It's worth noting that despite all these changes, the Russian border remains unchallenged and exactly where it was - unlike the Lithuanian, Polish, and Finnish borders which have been moved westwards so that part of those countries could be absorbed into Russia but that doesn't seem to matter. Russia has been and remains an overt threat to peace in Europe. It seems incapable or unwilling to regard its own borders as anything other than a one-way route into conflict. The shadow of Russia's been a constant in Europe for as long as I can remember and while there are many reasons to criticise the West, there are no NATO countries that I know who are invading and destroying their neighbours or threatening the use of nuclear weapons.
    3 points
  35. Thanks ! It seems fairly obvious that Russia feel threatened by NATO expansion towards their border and the military bases/missiles that come with that. Back in the day, their Cold War opponents the USA, understandably didn't fancy their neighbours Cuba, getting Russian nukes. This has been coming for a long time and what gets me is why was it allowed to get to this stage? Now that it is happening, why is it being allowed to continue? War is always a time when truth is bent but the stench of what amounts to relentless and at times, hysterical propaganda is stronger than I have ever seen in the West. As for megalmaniac, from what I have seen, Zelensky qualifies but then so many leaders do. Putin may be a lot of things but I don't believe him to be stupid, an increasingly popular trait for political leaders. He has always struck me as a mafia godfather type figure in charge of a state that was divided up amongst the few (oligarchs) and that by hook or by crook, he has held onto power regardless of constitutional rules.
    3 points
  36. Ian McCall Tells it as it is. Today, the Maryhill Magyars Manager, Ian McCall appeared on Off the Ball with RAB and Tam and slaughtered the Chairman of the SPFL, Murdoch MacLennan. Of course, that robust organ, Private Eye refer to big, BIG Sellik man, MacLennan as, "Shifty McGifty". In a discussion on this week's Court decision to clear Rangers and Club Chairman, Douglas Park's decision NOT to support the SPFL's sponsorship deal with Cinch, Ian McCall stated, "Murdoch MacLennan is bloody useless". Hurrah for the Partick Thistle in stating the bleeding obvious. I toasted the bleeding obvious, sitting here in the Portuguese hilltop town of Tavira. I am near the villa shared by Nicola and Peter(guardian of the ring fenced £620,000) and thought it suitable to enjoy a lunch time Salad Nicoise accompanied by a bottle of Portuguese Rose. Light wine to be sure but dominated by sharp cranberry and crisp apple that poke at the palate. I am sure Peter Murrell is no stranger to that early morning feeling of a tumescent Nicola pressing against his rear? Putting the Vinha Grand Rose down, I remembered RAB Cosgrove telling us all at the height of Rangers demise a decade past, he was often given a Chauffeured lift by Murdoch MacLennan over a three year period whilst both worked in the same London building. I thought he would put meat to the Ian McCall bones, why is Murdoch MacLennan, "bloody useless"? To no avail, RAB held his discipline in the same way he has held on to his two East End flats. It is difficult for RAB, having to grapple with his property portfolio and one of Scottish football's most annoying prigs at the same time. "Bloody useless" is a term easily applied to Glasgow City Council Policy Advisor, BIG Sellik man and, "good friend of the show", Gerry Braiden. I thought the man from West Belfast would expand upon Scottish and Irish Nationalist, Martin Compton chorusing beautiful Sunday morning eulogies for the IRA? In his home town of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Martin took to the stage at the gathering of Sellik supporters clubs in North America to punch the air and extort his fellow Yahoos to continue to support the organisation that detonated the 1993 Warrington bomb without warning. Two children murdered, what is Gerry's policy advice? I suspect Gerry advises Martin to lay up at RAB's safe house in Sri Lanka, a villa with infinity pool. Martin, Peter Murrell and, £620,000 of ring fenced dosh on the inside. Outside, the Army are on the streets amid a state of emergency and, Martin from Las Vegas, Gourock, Turf Lodge, ................... will feel right at home. It's his mindset.
    3 points
  37. That Columbian Cassiera chap is going from Sochi to Zenit, so one off the list.
    2 points
  38. The anti-Semitism debate was boring after round one.
    2 points
  39. Why wouldn't it be the man who only a month ago we trusted with a Europa cup final? I think many who expect McGregor to be a bit part player this season may be surprised.
    2 points
  40. Let's face it, anything that isn't centrist is viewed as extremist by the other side and questionable by the MSM. With economic problems on the horizon, perhaps the very recent French vote gives an indication of how things might go (the general populace lurching back towards socialism and nationalism).
    2 points
  41. The 'high flying' provincial clubs care enough to have commissioned their own review on revenue raising (IIRC). However, when you have any opposition divided into sub groups. It is easier for the SPFL executive to avoid a meaningful collective scrutiny. People baulk at bridge building but not doing so has consequences.
    2 points
  42. 2 points
  43. I'd say this sort of player profile fits right in to our budget. We'd all love Rangers to sign strikers who have scored regularly in the top leagues but we can't afford any of them.
    2 points
  44. Nah, Davis, Arfield and McGregor will all be well aware they're not going to be first choice. Despite his faults, I'd rather McGregor was pushing/supporting the likes of McLaughlin and McCrorie than a Siegrist that's for sure.
    2 points
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