"To be a Ranger is to sense the sacred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football. They must be true in their conception of what the Ibrox tradition seeks from them. No true Ranger has ever failed in the tradition set him." - William Struth  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Voting No Saved the Nation

Written by: NineteenSeventyTwo
Saturday, 24th January 2015

It’s hardly a secret that many VB members were campaigning for a No vote in September 2014, and that our membership are passionate unionists.

I don’t doubt that many No voters approached the polls with just their patriotism guiding their choice, however, it does a huge disservice to all No voters to ignore the fact that many made that choice because the alternative was unthinkable.

Long term observers of this site will remember an early banner and stickers promoting the site with the tagline, “Scottish and British”, which illustrated perfectly that most unionists in Scotland are proud not just of our British nationhood, but in our Scottish identity and heritage.

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The RFFF - Some Clarity

Written by: Admin
Thursday, 22nd January 2015

We issue this statement with the intent on providing clarity with regards to the RFFF statement dated 21st January 2015.

The RST does not have enough money in its account to support their legal moves to ensure that Ibrox Stadium is not to be used as security for a Mike Ashley loan, therefore the RFFF were approached by them in order to ask for the use of some of the RFFF funds to assist this endeavour. As per the RFFF statement, it was agreed that funds would be released, if needed, to support this and other fan groups who have similar intent.

There is currently £516,984.99 in the RFFF bank account, as stated on the RFFF webpage.

http://www.rangersfansfightingfund.uk/

The VB Admin who sits on the RFFF committee had witness to the bank statement reflecting this amount on Tuesday 20th January 2015. 

Vanguard Bears as a large shareholder is totally opposed to the current Board using Ibrox Stadium as security for loans.


 

Crossing The Rubicon

Written by: D'Artagnan
Monday, 19th January 2015

I was unfortunate enough to have to chair a “debate” on my twitter timeline this weekend as two polarised views clashed on my timeline in response to one of my tweets. On one side we had someone who wished to lay the blame for the injuries sustained by our Ibrox employees squarely with the SOS, whilst the other expressed a desire to see a “more aggressive approach” to the nature of fans protests. Throughout the course of what was an unpleasant exchange between the two of them, it emerged that the proponent of the “more aggressive approach” was not a member of the UOF or SOS whilst the other was apportioning blame based solely on unconfirmed reports he had heard.

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Admin Statement - Ibrox Stadium

Written by: Admin
Thursday, 15th January 2015

VB Admin are utterly repulsed at the recent media reports suggesting that our stadium is to be used as security for a loan, despite previous offers of hard cash investment being rejected by the Board.

Ibrox Stadium is sacrosanct to the Rangers support and for it to be offered up so flippantly by the current Board, despite their previous promises of it being out of bounds for sale or loan security, is reprehensible.

http://www.rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/item/6929-club-statement

Those Board members responsible for considering this option, in particular Chairman David Somers and James Easdale, for lying to the support, should be chased the length of Edmiston Drive.

Our Stadium stands in tribute to the 66 souls who perished on its slopes and is not for sale. Nor should it ever be pawned off to wealthy businessmen.

Rangers fans are well within their rights to want to see David Somers & Co. run off the premises. We welcome any Rangers supporter adding their voice to tomorrow night’s protests.


 

The Betrayal

Written by: D'Artagnan
Thursday, 15th January 2015

There will some of you reading this who, like me, are old enough to remember the Ibrox Disaster and the aftermath. They were indeed the darkest of times, and words cannot adequately convey what it was like to live through it. I can’t begin to imagine what it was like for those who lost loved ones, but I know how bad it was for those of us who knew some of those who perished.

As a support we needed hope and Willie Waddell gave us that. He spoke of building a stadium which would stand as a testament, a memorial to those who perished that day – and he delivered. The wonderful stadium we have today is that legacy from yesteryear. I’m sure I’m not alone amongst our support who recognise our modern day Ibrox, not just as a stadium but a living memorial, a tribute to those who perished.

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