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  1. Following Bill Leckie's outrageous and xenophobic attack on Alfredo Morelos article in today's Sun newspaper, we have decided enough is enough. It is proposed that all references to the Sun and any of its articles are now banned on Gersnet. We will not give oxygen to this Rangers hating, racist rag, and I'd call on all Gersnet members to support this. We would add our support to the voices calling for the club to ban the paper and its journalists from Ibrox and for the few remaining Rangers supporters who buy it or read it to boycott it with immediate effect. So
    24 points
  2. Overview A loss of £11.3m has unsurprisingly made the front pages but are we really in such a bad shape? I’d argue that we are not for 3 main reasons: · The loss is funded by the directors/investors who have converted most of their loans into share capital. · We have no external debt · I will argue below that the inherent loss is well under £5m and can be contained by regular European football and the sale of players after development. What is the loss? The loss of £11.3m has been heavily publicised but the extent of the loss
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  3. 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.
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  4. The way this issue is currently being treated in Scottish society is scandalous! Scottish politicians refuse to get involved due to the partisan nature of football and the main club involved. They are all cowards, and I include all parties here, but especially people like Nicola Sturgeon and Humza Yousaf, who refuse to engage with any of the victims and especially the mother of a victim who committed suicide. Football clubs are not any better and the approach and cover up by Celtic is shameful, from the change in name of he boys' club to the non-existent ongoing investi
    15 points
  5. As a rule I'm generally against banning the media. If you don't like something don't read it. Don't buy it, don't click it, don't share it. I've not read the article in question and don't think I've ever bought the Sun so this doesn't really affect me much. Bill Leckie was never a writer I thought had much to say and from what I hear that's not changed. I've felt for a while Morelos is treated differently from other players by the media. I think race does play a part in this. The fact his English isn't great and he's South American has certainly led to some very lazy stereoty
    15 points
  6. Yep, just to echo what BD said: please do not post content, links or social media posts from The Sun or Daily Record on the forum. As much as our club will and should suffer from suitable criticism from time to time, both these newspapers have gone too far in recent times and the deplorable attention placed on our striker in particular means we cannot feature their content in good conscience. Sure certain stories they break may mean we have to discuss them now and again but such circumstances will be few and far between. For example, it's not often @Stevie - 4lads Blo
    15 points
  7. Rangers travel to the Netherlands on Thursday to play Feyenoord in Rotterdam. Their name is now spelled Feyenoord but was originally Feijenoord. They updated their name from the old Feijenoord and took a modern English language plunge to Feyenoord in 1974 - pity really; changing your original historical name. For anyone who has been to the Feijenoord stadium, known as de Kuip (the bath tub), will know it is a mass of steel. I would rate it higher quality than tin city on the east side of Glasgow, though. During the war years the Germans wanted to demolish it for the scrap metal to
    15 points
  8. 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
  9. The late Jock Wallace is often characterised as the archetypal old school manager; gruff, authoritarian, intimidating, bellowing orders and ruling through fear. Some of that might be true, but it’s also true of many football managers of that era. What’s so often overlooked about Wallace was his subtle use of psychology. Wallace was faced with a daunting task when he assumed the mantel of Rangers manager. Not only was he in direct competition with Jock Stein, a manager of incredible ability, but also a Celtic side containing hugely talented and experienced players who knew how to win the league
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  10. The Light at the end of the Tunnel. The current situation reference Rangers is nothing new to those of us passing three score years. The almost five year period between April'66 and October'70 felt like unrelenting darkness. It was impenetrable, the Scottish Cup final replay victory over Celtic was a dazzling brightness; however, by Autumn'70 it had faded. Of course, we knew where we had come from, locating the way ahead was the real problem. Rangers had made a ECWC final and a Scottish Cup final too, in the intervening years, and failed to secure both cups. Further, we had
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  11. 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
  12. I'd prefer if we didn't start shouting about stripping titles. It's not about us. It's about the victims, and getting justice for them. Let's not cause any deflection from that and then allowing people to focus on the validity of any such stripping claims as all it will do it is take people's attention away from the hideous acts, the ongoing cover-up and compensation for the victims and their families.
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  13. This is my favourite thread in all of Rangers messageboard-dom, I look forward to 26th’s posts, they are invariably witty, prescient and well written. I don’t know 26th, I’ve never spoken to him far less met him, so like so many people you see online you create your own impression of them based on what they post. These assumptions could be well wide of reality of course, I suspect most of us are a lot more nuanced in real life than online. Anyway, for what it’s worth I don’t think 26th of Foot is anti-Irish, but I can understand how a new poster only reading posts 2149 and 2150 mi
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  14. Merry Xmas to all at Gersnet, hope you all have a great Xmas and let's hope Rangers finish this year with two wins.
    13 points
  15. 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
  16. And then those fucking arseholes (I'm not apologizing for the tone either) such as Sutton, Hartson and Michael Stewart will sit on their high horse and say this shouldn't happen. Those same cretins who effectively encourage it with their racist, xenophobic bile on a constant basis.
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  17. some may not agree with the way he has went about certain things but i really dread to think where we would be today if he hadn’t stepped up when he did. we certainly wouldn’t be joint top of the premier league, be one win away from the knock-out stages of the europa league, in a league cup final, have a footballing icon as our manager and a squad full of top international players. to think it was only 4 years ago they took on a a challenge that saw a kenny mcdowall led team with the 5 newcastle loanees and a 6-1 aggregate drubbing from motherwell just around the corner.
    12 points
  18. Excellent stuff as always from @Rick Roberts
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  19. John Greig began his fifth season as manager of Rangers in August'83. Levels of optimism were low, Jim Bett had left and returned to Belgian side, Lokeren. However, Ally McCoist had finally joined Rangers at the third time of asking. Sunderland had taken a considerable hit in accepting a £185,000 fee. Ally would go on to finish the season as Rangers top scorer on 21 goals, John Greig's season ended on the 28th October. In two months, he had lead Rangers to wining a Glasgow Cup, a 1-0 against Celtic in front of 60,000 at Hampden, the League Cup semi-finals, and secured a club European record vi
    12 points
  20. Big Dick's state of Tumescence. France is not far away, but it is far enough to find yourself behind the curve. Last weekend's Scottish football arrived courtesy of an internet link. I hesitated to muse aloud on PQ's workings, I mean I do not have a full picture. It's more a snatch of commentary, pieces of opinion, and it can arrive in burst transmission. However, I rationalised it, it is exactly the service BBC Scotland provides to us, the Rangers support. Their latest strap line, "from the first whistle until the last" means jack-shit to the Bears, we get a different Bozo every o
    12 points
  21. 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
  22. I'm pretty sure you can be okay with diversity and inclusivity without being a Marxist...
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  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. For me, it's a fairly understandable initial reaction but, I can't see how anyone would, after some reflection think sacking the manager and his coaching team would hasten our return to success. There's no doubt Gerrard has his faults so to ignore that and/or our recent form would be silly. However, we have made good progress over the last 18-24 months so sacking him after one period of bad form (in which we've been missing a few key players as well) is a complete over-reaction. Much better to be constructive in our criticism: 1. The manager simply has to
    11 points
  26. “Scotland needs an immigration policy suited to our specific circumstances and needs. Scotland needs people to want to work here, in our businesses, our universities and in our public services.” So says the SNP. We have had one of the highest profile immigrants in Scotland, Alfredo Morelos, suffer continual racism over the past 12 months and the reactions in the press by well-known journalists have been varied from: a call for him to prove it, despite the internet being awash with clips of it, and despite an earlier case of a fan pleading guilty after being charged wit
    11 points
  27. I was just thinking about some fans who think it was wrong for the club to reduce to reduce the away ticket allocation in this fixture, I personally think it is the correct decision, and that performance & result proves the reduced number of Rangers fans doesn't really have any bearing on the teams performance!.
    11 points
  28. I think his contribution to the history of the club in arguably it's most traumatic period is deserving of a dedicated thread where people can pay tribute just in case Mr King has a look in. In my view he's now a Rangers legend and one of the most important figures ever to occupy the role of Chairman. Long live the King.
    11 points
  29. So with the excitement and I might add exhilaration of Rangers clash with Porto behind us and a 2-0 win under the belt it's back to the bread and butter. The 'hammer throwers' of Scottish football beckon. Rangers visit Livingston and their dreaded plastic for the second time this season the first of which was a 1-0 Rangers win in the league cup quarter final. Rangers took the lead after just 5 minutes in that game when a Kamara strike from around 20 yards was deflected into the goal off the knee of a Livingston defender for what turned out to be the only goal of the game.
    11 points
  30. I meant to post this a week or so ago. Following Dundee Utd announcing a significant financial loss recently, a loss that was underlined by a salary to turnover ratio of 133%, the evening Sportsound featured Jim Spence, Allan Preston and Chick Young. Jim Spence is a well known professional Dundonian, a man of the people, recognised as the senior legal opinion for most of Tayside and someone who cares greatly about sporting integrity. For the younger readers sporting integrity is something that was all the rage earlier in this decade. Anyway, I expected a full evisceration of Dundee Utd fr
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  31. To simplify this - king done what he had too to stop the Spivs really ruining the club As a result he knew the consequences but took them anyone at a cost of £1m for love of the club The sanction means nothing to Rangers or King as he will have no interest in doing anything in GB anytime soon - hence why he won’t appeal A complete non event by cretins like Sommers to try & hurt King King & the board have done things wrong but without them the results are potentially catastrophic - today only reinforces our luck he
    11 points
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. That’s a fukin awful comment He’s a 66 year old man who was subjected to a sectarian attack, whether you like him or not that comment is ridiculous
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  37. What a myopic outlook. Who genuinely cares about this 10 in a row nonsense? They won more than half of those league titles while we were away from the league or were in utter turmoil. Bringing in a manager for a short term fix to simply to stop them is crazy and could do more damage long term IMO. That's old Rangers thinking and it's tired. SG is building something tangible. Has he made mistakes? Of course he has and I'm sure he would be the first person to admit that but let's stay strong and remember what he's done. You mention the last 32 in europe as if it's nothing. People re
    10 points
  38. Through the Window. "Edinburgh Zoo have accepted the transfer of Rangers player, Filip Sebo, they plan to exhibit him". These last 15 years or so, BBC Radio Scotland have run a special show each year on the 31st of January entitled, 'Through the Window'. It documents the transfers happening on the last day of the January transfer window. For a couple of hours, up till midnight, half a dozen of the usual talking heads report and discuss the various player movements. The above quote is from Richard Gordon(Big Dick), long term Host of the Show. Thirteen years past, Big Dic
    10 points
  39. May I be the first to bid you all a very good day bears! I don't know about you but I seem to have an extra wee spring in my step today😃🔴⚪️🔵. It's like a beautiful summer day that's just popped up on Dec 30th. 🌞🌞🌞
    10 points
  40. Last August I wrote a thread outline called “The Weight of Expectation” that Frankie turned into a Gersnet article. In that I tried to sum up my thoughts about Stephen Gerrard becoming manager of Rangers, his motivations for doing so and where it could ultimately lead us. I thank Frankie for spreading that further than I intended and for everyone who commented on and responded to what I wrote. One paragraph stood out for me when I sat down to write it and I want to reflect on that now after today’s 2-1 win against Celtic in the last Old Firm game of this decade. This is it: “For th
    10 points
  41. And some try and say that the SNP aren't anti-Rangers. 🙄 A vote for the SNP is a vote against Rangers.
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  42. Big shout out to the Union Bears for their display tonight. Totally outstanding!
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  43. A bit early to be thinking of the Parkhead game 🤔
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  44. I'd expect the front 3 to be Arfield, Morelos and Kent, and I'd be happy with that. Whilst Stewart helps open up packed defences, I don't think that will be the case at Parkhead and the extra pressing that Arfield brings will probably see him start before Stewart.
    10 points
  45. Some of you guys are completely missing the point here. Reverse the situation and say it was Lennon or Griffiths car torched. The papers, radio and BBC Scotland news online within hours would be screaming headlines of a sectarian attack, with narratives around like how they are always targeted without any evidence that this was anything to do with Rangers fans. There would be comments in Holyrood, debates surrounding how our country needs to be more inclusive, how everything is our fault. They don’t wait for weeks for a police investigation to conclude. They
    9 points
  46. Brilliant to see signings unveiled without the mhedia having a clue and our own media 4lads etc getting first dibs at interviews. Long may it continue
    9 points
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. The war against racism in Scotland has suffered a considerable setback in recent times, despite the multitude of diversity workshops being run regularly in our country. Such setbacks have not come courtesy of a group of marauding right wing thugs embarrassing our nation but an ignorant media displaying a complete lack of self-awareness and compliance with the material and training provided in the aforementioned diversity workshops. Our national broadcaster, BBC Scotland, lowered the crossbar considerably, providing a platform for allegations that a victim’s claim of racial abuse wa
    9 points
  50. (ii) Rank Hypocrisy. Enthralled, I returned home last evening, Rangers beating of Porto was the high on my mind. I switched on the TV and found BBC's Question Time underway. Guests included Humza Yousaf and Angela Haggerty. The HND armed Journo is a piece of work, and considerable work has been put in by many to ensure she is provided with every opportunity. Angela straddles the horses of both Irish and Scottish nationalism, riding down Union aspirations the way she rode down any claims that fellow Journo, Lyra McKee was murdered by the IRA. As my high ebbed, I wondered just
    9 points
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