This was a useful meeting in terms of letting fans ask questions and comment on all aspects of the Club. The number was small enough to enable everyone to have their say. This was the last in a day of meetings that Greg had with supporters groups, mainly RSCs. The main topic of conversations with them was regarding away tickets and their allocation. It’s always difficult when demand far exceeds supply. There were some comments on whether we should be giving some of these clubs money and some concerns about the pricing of away games.
There were also concerns raised re the Compliance Officer and her apparent Celtic bias. The lack of transparency of the process was also mentioned. The Club also shares these concerns.
Greg was unable to comment on Rangers Retail due to the ongoing court case.
Greg was asked about Project 2022. An internal group has been formed to help with ideas and potential fundraising. An individual is helping the Club to forge relationships with external groups that could be involved with major infrastructure projects in the future.
Greg was asked if there would be a further share issue this year. It was pointed out that a motion was passed at the AGM to enable this to happen. A discussion ensued about whether Club 1872 should have a seat on the Board as the second highest shareholder. The feelings amongst the group were mixed.
A survey has taken place re stadium improvements. Some of this will be funded by the Rangers Pools.
someone suggested having solar panels on the roof. There was doubt about being able the do anything to the Main Stand but Greg said he would ask the question.
The Elinor contract still has 3-4 years to run. The Club still makes money from it but there are thoughts that we can do better.
The new Commercial Director has an excellent CV and will control all commercial activity, including PR.
The Club is looking to erect a 4G mast to enable fans to use their phones during matches.
The meeting lasted about one and a quarter hours. Greg did say that things wouldn’t dramatically change as a result of the meetings but it would give management and directors a flavour of fans views.
As a final note, Greg is a great guy and listens to the Gersnet podcast👍