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  1. Since it's the club's AGM today I thought I'd spend a few mins putting together our own wee message to our members this festive season. In particular, due to losing a couple of folk over the last wee while and for another couple of more positive reasons, I'm looking to expand the admin/contributor team over the next few months. For example, it's been a real shame to see the number of match previews drop off and as much as I'm really proud of our podcast output recently, I'm also very keen to retain written articles across the site/forum as much as possible. Thanks to those who ha
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  2. There is zero need for the club to assert anything other than us being a club that is open to all. In my opinion, of course.
    17 points
  3. I'm going to busy over the next few days so I thought I would just drop this here tonight. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a remarkable/surreal/unprecedented year so I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Getsnetters a safe, peaceful and merry Christmas. Here's to better 2021!
    15 points
  4. Apologies in advance for being the party pooper. The bubble buster. Whatever you want to call it... As a Rangers fan for over 43 years, I'm slightly alarmed at some of the celebratory language I have seen online and heard on the airwaves regarding our newly extended lead. Am I glad we sit 10 pts ahead of them at this stage of the season? I'm delighted. Am I glad that we've managed to beat our closest rivals without turning up for the game in large parts? I'm ecstatic but it's January 3rd and there is a lot of football to be played. I can fully understand many fans want
    14 points
  5. As a Rangers supporter of colour , who has been attending Ibrox since I was 14 , I can honestly say that I have never experienced or felt threatened or been racially abused due to my skin colour . I have though heard plenty of derogatory terms being used at opposing players , mainly in the 80,s and early 90,s , now it is so rare that if it did happen I would remember . In all the times attending games , and I was a season ticket holder from 86 until approx 2003 the only time I can remember seeing anything remotely racist was a 2 game period when the NF had a type of s
    14 points
  6. https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sri0hv Jas Boyd · @Jas72Boyd While not strictly about Rangers, I thought it worthwhile to post it in the main forum because of the importance of the issue and to give it maximum publicity and it raises questions as to why Duffy was treated differently from Zungu, for example. Celtic Dubai trip – A timeline and where are you SPFL ? November 2020 – Celtic approach the SFA to seek approval to travel to "somewhere" and the SFA subsequently ask the Scottish Government. The JRG rules are very clear that the only way this trip would be al
    13 points
  7. A special mention for / to RTV tonight. Brilliantly presented by Emma Dodds, analysis from Walter, Souness and Neil McCann and commentary from CT and Super Ally. Setting a standard that national broadcasters could only dream of matching.
    13 points
  8. Ewing is Ewing Grahame, a strict adherent of ra green'n'grey hooped horrors. His commitment to the cause cannot be questioned, he has lost a job because of his devotion. Seventeen years ago, Ewing had made it out of a pack of young, up, and coming cub reporters. He was appointed the Herald's Chief Football Writer. It was early December'03 and Ewing was dispatched to Stuttgart to cover the German champions final CL group game against Rangers. He traveled on the official team flight. Ewing was upset, his beloved Sellik were playing their final CL group game against Bayern Munich at the chamber o
    13 points
  9. https://www.gersnet.co.uk/index.php/news-category/current-affairs/1257-review-of-the-rangers-accounts-2020 Overview The release of the annual accounts on a Friday evening wasn’t a good sign. I was concerned when I downloaded them and they were worse than I had expected, showing a headline loss before tax of £17.8m but is it as bad as it seems? Yes and no. · No, the loss is funded by the directors/investors who have converted most of their loans into share capital. · No, we could have sold players to eliminate the loss if we s
    12 points
  10. I always said I'd want more than £20M for Morelos, but now, I think I'd take the £16M. His head's gone, his form and fitness is off, and we've got decent replacements in. I'm now of the opinion that it's time for him to move on - I never thought I'd say that!
    12 points
  11. Also, wanted to make a point about our players' fitness. Last night Livi (understandably to a degree) were done after 60-70mins. They couldn't maintain their press and retreated into a lower block. Meanwhile, we still had both full backs galloping up and down the flanks whilst it was Kamara and Davis that were in the box to help us score. Given the number of games we've played this season (44 since August 1st last year so an average of 7 games a month) and the CV19 factor, the conditioning and fitness performance of our squad really is fantastic. We hear a
    11 points
  12. By the way Morelos was a 10/10 performance. Antwerp had no clue how to play him and I think five defenders had a go over the two legs and couldn't do it.
    11 points
  13. Having watched three of the five since they were 12 years old I found it particularly disappointing. I don't think Dapo has ever been in the first team bubble, so the other four shouldn't even have been in contact with him. Rightly or wrongly Nathan and Calvin will still be looked on as assets, whether that means a way back or they will be moved on we will have to wait and see. I would imagine it has ruled out any chance of Bongani's loan move being made permanent. Dapo's contract is up in the summer, his loan move to QOTS was a chance to impress, be that Rangers or in the shop window for ano
    11 points
  14. Michael the Mouth. This week, Michael Stewart has fallen out with a fellow Jambo. No, not Craig Levein this time, it's Guardian Journo, Ewan Murray that irritates the Mouth of Peter. Auld Reekie's Desperado has been riding the trail, constructing and repairing Peter's fences. He has come to his senses, bellowing Sellik's trip to Dubai has been a PR disaster, demanding a bright light be shone in SPFL dark corners, and hoping the perceived perception keeps him on the side of the angels. The epiphany continues and those that cannot see a redemptive Michael, like Ewan Murray, shall be
    11 points
  15. Jim McLean - An Appreciation Our last match of the 1983/84 season took place on the 14th of May away at Tannadice. I remember very little about the match itself other than the facts that Rangers won and that there was a rousing rendition of ‘Rangers are back, Rangers are back’ from the away support situated under the old covered terrace along Sandeman Street. Season 83/84 was one of major change for Rangers. For only the 9th time in our history we changed managers when John Grieg, arguably our greatest ever captain, resigned following a run of poor results and vocal supporter unre
    11 points
  16. The bheasts would be better off paying for us to go to Dubai for a winter training camp!
    11 points
  17. When you and Bluedell got married which one of you was the bride? To be fair I'm sure you both look good in blue, everyone does.
    11 points
  18. Good morning Teddy Bears. My first post on the forum so go easy. I'm a ST holder in CR2. Another three points in the bag, improved our goal difference and another record achieved. We played some lovely stuff at times, a tad frustrated we didn't take score more goals considering the quality of the chances we created. Good solid performances from all of the players with Ryan Kent being the stand out player for me. Hopefully the players make the most of the break and those on international duty come home safe and sound considering what that entails these days.
    11 points
  19. I'm pretty sure you can be okay with diversity and inclusivity without being a Marxist...
    11 points
  20. Db I was worried about Rangers not speaking out but they have played a blinder and shouldn't be seen as pushing this legal debate we know how the media would love to push that narrative. Rangers put forward a proposal that would benefit the whole game, they provided all the member clubs with a dossier of information and liabilities etc. and now all these diddies are falling to pieces. Hell mend them
    11 points
  21. I, for one, will certainly defer to your experiences that I don't have but, for what it's worth, I do believe that Rangers have tried to build bridges in recent years (hence the appointment of Stewart Robertson rather than a more aggressive personality) and haven't got far in terms of said aim. In fact, when it comes to the media and, indeed, in the Scottish political arena, stakeholders have doubled down on their approach to us and we've all seen the content aimed at Morelos in particular which goes beyond the constructive criticism that player has merited on occasion. Meanwhile,
    11 points
  22. In the run up to the 1986 World Cup the Scotland squad had a pre-tournament training camp in America prior to the tournament. It was being used to acclimatise the players to the heat and altitude they'd face in Mexico as well as to allow the management team of Sir Alex Ferguson and Walter Smith to work on tactics, shape and so forth. Rod Stewart, at that time living in Hollywood, threw a party and invited all the players. When Ferguson heard he forbid any players to attend. Needless to say a few quite fancied attending a party in Hollywood surrounded by starlets and an escape party was created
    10 points
  23. With that in mind, I've kept a close eye on the recent debate on historic child abuse within Scottish football. Some of the names involved in the subject were familiar to me and I also played for three years at Hutchison Vale, one of the club's highlighted in the yesterday’s SFA report. I was also fortunate enough to play with Dundee Utd for a few years and for Scotland at under 15 and under 16 level. Included in this were travelling to and playing at places such as Northern Ireland, Wales, Italy, Sweden, France, Holland and more. I played against teams from Cameroon, the USA, the Czech Republ
    10 points
  24. 'One Game at a Time' - a hackneyed old phrase or a necessary strategy going forward? Starting this Thursday, the 26th November we play Benfica at Ibrox in a Europa Group stage match. Ending on the 30th December, we play St Mirren away in our last Premiership game of the year. It's a total of eleven games in thirty-four days. Do the arithmetic, that's one match every three days. We have a large squad, we are playing extremely well, and our mental approach appears to have improved. This run of matches will be a real test, knocks, strains, and injuries will kick in. Suspensions, refer
    10 points
  25. Why would we want Shane Duffy prevented from playing? We should be doing everything we can to ensure that man starts every match for Celtic. I'm in the 'stand back and let this play out without comment' camp. We're 21 points ahead, 12 if they win their matches in hand, they've lost half their players for 10 days and even the First Minister is publicly calling them liars. Their squad is weaker than at any point in the last decade and their best players want to leave. Add to that the fury consuming many of their own support and the clear lack of leadership and discipline inside thei
    10 points
  26. For decades psychologists have studied why humans are reluctant to accept randomness as simply part of life, instead are inclined to believe that we can, at least to some extent, predict, influence, and control the world around us. Of course there are many, many aspects of life we can influence and control, but there are just as many we can’t, so we create mechanisms to deal with these. For millennia different societies have reacted to low or reduced personal control by strongly endorsing a belief in the existence and influence of external controlling powers. These feelings manifest themselves
    10 points
  27. You reap what you sow. When you allow your support to hang effigies from your stadium, don't be surprised when one day that effigy is you.
    10 points
  28. If Club 1872 is a truly a members organisation then surely it would ask the members how they want their donations spent? They should ask the following question to members. How would you like your donations to be invested in Rangers shares A - all my donation/s used to purchase shares directly from Dave King's holding. B - all my donation/s used to purchase new shares directly from Rangers. C - 50% of my donation/s used to buy shares directly from Dave King and 50% of my donation/s used to purchase shares directly from Rangers.
    10 points
  29. Depends which player it is and who's responding. If it's Tavernier, @der Berliner would have him hung, drawn and quartered. If it's Kent, @DMAA would use it as another example of why Kent's not good enough. If it's Barker, @ian1964 will have the taxi drawing up at Auchenhowie. If it's Morelos, it's another example of a disciplinary issue. If it's Kevin Thomson, @craig would be saying he's actually great with his kid, and the virus probably started it. Say what you will, though, Josh Windass would never be caught in t
    10 points
  30. Played 13 league games and conceded 3 goals having visited Parkhead, Pittodrie, Fir Park, Rugby Park, Tony Macaroni & Hamilton. As well as playing Sunday, Thursday, Sunday. We are unbeaten in all competitions, through to and playing well in the Europa League group stages conceding only 1 goal in the process (banking circa £5M in the thus far ). Sometimes we as fans need to take a step back and a deep breath and look at the season as a whole rather than the last hour of football played. We look different mentally this season, we have tweaked our system
    10 points
  31. When did we become such a good side that we can put in a 5/10 performance in a European group match and win the game and don’t allow our opponent a shot on target? I was in Luxembourg just 3 years ago, watching the worst result in our entire history, under the worst manager in our history, and I could only dream of nights like tonight. Thanks Rangers, any win in a European group stage will never be undervalued by this bear.
    10 points
  32. Managers are taught various things while sitting their licences. One thing that gets a lot of focus is media management. Neil Lennon demonstrated this superbly last week when he took a public swipe at Maurice Ross. The media loved that story, it dominated the back pages and the football news cycle for a few days after. It's clever management from Lennon because it took the focus away from him, his players and their run of results (2 losses and a draw is apparently grounds for dismissal in some quarters now). He was at it again yesterday when post match he had a go at the referee accusing him o
    10 points
  33. We learned a few things yesterday. Firstly the players Celtic had missing. I think it's true, they certainly weren't able to play their first choice starting 11 and in Christie, Eduarde and Julien that's 3 important players for them who'd almost certainly have started. But here's the thing many pundits seem to be missing; football is a squad game and Celtic's squad is not as deep as Rangers now. I'm not sure how that happened, or when it happened, but somehow what felt like a chasmic gap in squad quality has not only been bridged but been overtaken. Someone at our club deserves enormous praise
    10 points
  34. For anyone who cares, I've wasted 20 minutes of my life "scouting" Willem II. They are a club who are on the up. Promoted in 2014, they had a good first season in the Erevidisie before, as often happens, reverting to survival in their second season up and finishing 16th. From there they had two consecutive 13th place finishes. They improved on this again with a 10th place finish before finishing 5th last season, within touching distance of heavyweights PSV and Feyenoord. I don't know the story behind their gradual rise to the top table in Dutch football, but what is str
    10 points
  35. Kemar Roofe fluffed a point-blank header, Brandon Barker made the wrong decision every time he was clear through and while Kent and Barisic did stuff to the physical and emotional equilibrium of a youthful Accies side - stuff which should really be reported to the authorities - neither of them scored. And we know they can score now. Yes, we won 2-0 and finished the game against ten men. Yes, we scored our goals before the game had really started. Hamilton had one real chance to score throughout and Rangers dominated the ball to such a degree that the Bears watching - either o
    10 points
  36. Just in case it needs to be underlined how big a fuck up this is by them (and I don't really think it does)... Scotland are the highest ranked country to no longer have representation in the 20/21 Champions League (and the only country in the top 21 to be out). Hungary are the lowest ranked country still to have a team in CL qualifying. https://www.football-coefficient.eu/
    10 points
  37. McCann’s HT tactical analysis Was better than anything you will get on BBC, Sky or BT regarding Scottish football. Simply superb. That’s the kind of thing I want from the pre/ht/ft pundits. Explain to us mere mortals how the game was won and lost, how managers changed their tactics and changed the game, or got it wrong. Not just the headline grabbing bluster just to be controversial or try to get players (Rangers usually) into trouble. We don’t need to be told it’s a lovely move, we can see that. Tell us why it worked. Of course that would make 95% of pundits unemployed, and I’m ok
    10 points
  38. This was always going to happen so enjoy the scenes instead of getting upset about it. It's not ideal and I can understand why folk might be annoyed but if I were 20 years old and lived in Glasgow, I'd be there too so I'm not going to be a hypocrite about it. It's like saying we shouldn't have ran on the pitch at Pittodrie 35 years ago. Let's get back into the real world.
    9 points
  39. Pacific Quay Dubai-ety? It's early Sunday afternoon; party streamers adorn the corridors and the usual suspects pull on their party hats. Rangers have drawn at Fir Park and well being is in the ambience. Well's new manager, Graham Alexander has elevated emotions to immense well being, Itten's equaliser was offside. The acclaimed Claret and Amber CyberNats have struck again, briefing Alexander in the ten minutes intervening between the Referee's whistle and Sky Sports interview. Andrew Wilson was sated. As always, the PQ conclusion was delivered by Michael the Mouth. Lou
    9 points
  40. 22 points clear, unbeaten in the league dropping only 4 points in the process, qualified for Europa League knock out stages - let's hope the embarrassment keeps coming over the coming weeks and months.
    9 points
  41. Thanks for everything you do Frankie! Thanks for continuing to give us this great wee forum. Have a great holiday season.
    9 points
  42. I wish that someone would just cancel international friendly matches. It's completely pointless to continue with them at the moment.
    9 points
  43. Goodbye Donalda, Hello Steve. Half a century past, there was an annoying chart single(weren't they all) by Cliff Richard, 'Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha'. The gist was Cliff leaving the boys behind in favour of girls. Also, he waved cheerio to both Joe and Lou for the delights of Joanne and Louise. Confusing really, given Cliff's public admittance of asexuality, the colostomy bag, and his then decade long correspondence with both Kray twins. In the hypocrisy stakes, it's small potatoes compared to the Beeb's tolerance of Jimmy Saville's predatorial behaviour and subsequent cover up.
    9 points
  44. Maybe we're becoming spoiled by some recent performances but I didn't think we were too bad tonight The first half was all broken play and frustrating but the second half showed that greatest of sporting qualities - resilience - and we left the field with another European scalp. We've come a long long way in the last two years.
    9 points
  45. There is a chance that professional football in Scotland could be stopped before Christmas and a very real chance that the league won't finish before next summer, so while I understand the suspicion the SPFL need to at least begin communicating with clubs on what might happen if that turns out to be the case. If we were to get a bad winter weather wise leading to weather related postponements, on top of Covid postponements we could have some farcical looking league tables in a few months, that's assuming the government doesn't implement a full lockdown before that. I suspect everything will be
    9 points
  46. Listen to Neil McCann (and I can't believe I'm typing this) and Michael Stewart analysis on Sportscene. They perfectly detail how Rangers made Celtic look abject, and how we play a system that all the players are comfortable in. Whilst given recent chasings we've given them, Celtic are trying new systems that doesn't suit their players. Neil McCann summed it up perfectly - we totally negated them, were in completely control without having to be "outstanding". If we had opened up and chased more goals, that would have been Celtics only chance to get back into the game.
    9 points
  47. Over to Stevie and the players to ensure that we don’t lift any pressure from Lurgan Flopp’s shoulders come Saturday teatime.
    9 points
  48. Why good riddance re Flanagan and not Alnwick or Halliday - your reason for good riddance to seeing the back of Flanagan could just as easily be applied to Halliday and Alnwick - neither of those are good enough to be one of us either, in playing terms. Saddens me that we get personal with players that leave - very few ever sign for a club and not give their all. Flanagan may not have been good enough but he never, ever lacked grit, fight and determination. Each to their own I guess.
    9 points
  49. If the new head of PR was a RC and a member of the SNP then the press wouldn't mention it. Apparently being a Protestant and a unionist is some sort of crime in modern Scotland that the press have to emphasise someone's political and religious views and suggest that they are unsuitable for a job because of it. Imagine the uproar if someone was branded unsuitable for a non-religious job because they were a RC and a nationalist. Neil Cameron is a bigot.
    9 points
  50. As usual the story has been sensationalised for clicks The truth is he is investing, part of the share issue as we were told He isn’t investing £20m and he isn’t buying out King etc He is a new investor, it is new money and it is good news but the rest is sensational bullshit The share issue will be announced very soon, best to wait until then because stories of new ‘sugar daddy’s’ and spin is completely unfair on everyone in the support
    9 points
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