"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  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Groundhog Day - Rangers and BBC Scotland

Written by: BB
Monday, 3rd August 2015

Most of us will be familiar with the comedy film Groundhog Day, where funny man Bill Murray’s character relives the same day over and over again in some backwater town by the name of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. We recall poor Bill as he was losing the will to live each morning as the radio came on to Sonny and Cher droning on ad infinitum.

Unfortunately, Rangers fans have our own perpetual cycle of irritancy to endure - that each season various characters impersonating journalists at BBC Scotland repeatedly single out our club and fans for special treatment. The upshot being of course is the public perception that Rangers is the root of all evil. By foraging tenaciously for any nugget of negativity concerning the club, no matter how small, and consistently overlooking the sins of others, no matter how glaring, it is a self fulfilling prophesy these partisans seem desperate to engineer.

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Good Start

Written by: 1972
Tuesday, 28th July 2015

Saturday’s Petrofac Cup match against Hibernian has reinvigorated a Rangers support that has for too long suffered as a succession of Managers and Directors have mismanaged both the finances, and the team.

Mark Warburton’s side started slowly against Hibs, but manoeuvred through the gears in impressive fashion as the game progressed.

Of course, these are early days, and there have been many false dawns over the last few years but there were some real signs of encouragement, and certain aspects of Rangers performance have not been in evidence for many years.

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Reflections

Written by: D'Artagnan
Monday, 22nd June 2015

It was a familiar routine. With wife, and soulmate of lifetime retired to her bed, George knew the protocol. However this evening would provide a slight deviation from the norm.

He broke the virginity of the Macallan 43 malt, with a respectful nod to acknowledge the craft and expertise of the “alchemist”. A handful of ice cubes into the crystal glass laid the foundations of a simple, yet unbeatable combination.

He shuffled, assisted by his Prestige walking stick, over to the bottom drawer of the cabinet in “Georges Room” and from there he withdrew a simple cardboard box, designed to protect against the ravages of time. From within said box he then removed an old scrapbook carefully and expensively encased and preserved within a Melinex protective cover. Some things are valuable, but memories nonetheless are priceless.

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Enforced Silence Speaks Volumes

Written by: D'Artagnan
Saturday, 13th June 2015

“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” (William Pollard)

For those not familiar with the writings of William Pollard, despite his use of words such as “organized, processed and format”, he was in fact a Quaker clergyman from the 1800’s rather than some modern day technological soothsayer. But that in itself serves to underline how valuable a commodity information has been throughout the ages. 

Furthermore his reference to “the right people” has particular significance for this article. Regular readers of this blog will be more than familiar than my much repeated mantra of “more information for the Rangers support”. The fact that it was the subject of my inaugural article for WATP magazine, should leave no-one in any doubt at how highly I value its importance. The propaganda war for control of our club has seen our support subjected to the release of information, much of which has proven to be a burden rather than a benefit in the battle for hearts and minds. To an extent as a support, we are still suffering from the hangover of information overload, much of which was neither organised, processed or presented in the right format.

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Poor Journalism Or Institutional Hatred?

Written by: D'Artagnan
Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

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It’s an interesting tweet from Jane Lewis. At its heart of course is an inference that we Rangers supporters will view any action, from a completely distorted viewpoint, which suggests a hatred of our club. Not so much “Reds” but certainly a McCarthyesque like “Rangers haters under the bed”.

Jane Lewis works for a publicly funded media organisation which falsified the editing on an interview with the then Rangers manager, Ally McCoist, to present a completely different response to that which he offered, regarding a question about sectarianism.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18169502

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