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The Not-So Impartial Matt Coyle

Written by: Joe Smith
Saturday, 20th January 2018

I sometimes wonder if I live in an unknown house, on an unknown planet, from another universe, to borrow from Scottish Football ‘puppet master’ Peter Lawwell. Where else could you see a young mother, and her family, get a character assassination for singing a song? Well, here in Scotland, actually.  

Disgraceful journalism was to the fore again when friend of ill Phil Mc Ghoilla Bhain and Angela ‘I don’t do drugs’ Haggerty, MMattheww Ccoyle, as he likes to be known as on Facebook, got the green crayons out and began scribbling in full bheastly offended mode. In typical cowardly fashion, he picked out and targeted a woman in his article published in the Scottish Sun.

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What is wrong with these people?

Written by: 1972
Tuesday, 9th January 2018

Life in Glasgow can be absurd at times, and this once proud city appears to now host some of the most disturbed and messed up idiots imaginable, particularly a (small but loud?) section of the Celtic support.

We've witnessed over the last few years, levels of obsession from the Celtic support with Rangers which are beyond anything you could ever imagine.

During this time, Celtic supporters have bombarded the media, footballing authorities, the advertising standards agency and anyone else they can think of with all manner of fictional 'information' about our club, typically alongside requests to stop recognising Rangers history, or to have the club punished in some way.

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The Emperor Needs New Clothes

Written by: D'Artagnan
Wednesday, 29th November 2017

During the last 25 years or so, as either a member of various Rangers forums, a shareholder at AGM, supporters groups organisations or latterly as a director of Club 1872, I have witnessed Rangers supporters attempt to hold various power brokers on a succession of Rangers boards, to account.

Whether it was Murray, Whyte, Green or the current incumbents, there was always a common denominator - such an it interrogative process always took roughly the same format - a series of well designed and researched questions to which the interviewee would respond with a series of answers. In terms of establishing the truth it is a pretty flawed format, particularly without access to some of the processes or information which would allow us to determine the veracity and integrity of the answers provided. As passionate and concerned football fans trying to gain insight into how their club is being run this flawed process adopted by Rangers fans is probably no different from that adopted by concerned fans of other clubs the length and breadth of the country.

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Legal Defence Fund Final Statement

Written by: Admin
Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Vanguard Bears Admin are pleased to announce that all monies donated to the Legal Defence Fund by our members and the wider Rangers support, both at home and overseas, has been distributed.  A wonderful total of £7475.99 was raised – and we thank every supporter who contributed.

When we launched the fund we stated that we would provide total transparency with regards to where any monies were going and today we can confirm the following:

Out of all Rangers supporters that made contact with us, some only seeking advice, twelve were given financial assistance amounting to £4600.

£2900 (figure was rounded up from the remaining £2875.99) was donated to Erskine – a cause close to all VB hearts.

VB was established in 2007 to defend our own, we will not hesitate to offer support to our fan-base in the future should similar circumstances arise.


Rangers - Standing Tall

Written by: 1972
Monday, 6th November 2017

Once again Rangers FC and our support did themselves proud on Saturday with a beautiful Poppy Display and impeccably observed minutes silence. It serves as a reminder that we are all here due to sacrifices our forefathers made, and that the armed services make today. I believe it isn't too much to ask that people in this country take some time out to remember and thank those making the great sacrifices to keep our country free from terror.

Of course a great many people do work that goes unnoticed, and we should be thankful to those too, but this is a day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who face great horrors today in the fight against terrorism.

Rangers as a club can stand tall, that even through our own troubles we have supported Poppy Scotland, and Erskine in particular as we recognise that a football club can be a force for good, not just a sporting endeavour.

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