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23 Mar 2018 02:01:12
I’ve had a couple of weeks to digest the recent Old Firm match and there has been much said and debated about tactics, substitutions and G Murty’s suitability to be Rangers Manager on a full time basis. however, this post isn't about any of that.

It’s about something that I feel particularly passionate about and I know that fellow bears around me in SJR feel the same. the NEED to reduce Celtic’s ticket allocation for Ibrox.

Put them in the corner the same as other away supporters. They gain an advantage with 7500 of them as a solid bank of fans. Yes they will reduce our allocation, but personally I couldn’t care less.

On too many occasions, we have had to endure then singing their Republican songs and taunting us as we leave the stadium at the end of th. match

I say enough cut their allocation from next season


1.) 23 Mar 2018 06:34:16
I 100% agree with you here at Ibrox our keepers are subjected to 45 mins of pure abuse and hatred and no one can tell me that this does not distract them, we are not given the same advantage at their midden, this was brought up at the AGM and glossed over but if we keep it at the front perhaps we will be listened to eventually.

2.) 23 Mar 2018 07:00:15
Lads I get where your coming from I would happily reduce the amount of Rangers fans at Celtic Park, however there are a few issues.
1) Following the game where there were no fans an agreement was made on minimum amounts.
2) To police Celtic fans in and out of that corner with Rangers fans above them would be a nightmare for plod and they simply won't allow it
3) we have had the broomloan throughout the 90s and you loved watching it empty quicker than a virgins baws without worrying about it
Just a few points not looking for an argument or anything. Have a Good Friday

3.) 23 Mar 2018 07:33:37
That will never change there was an agreement between the 2 clubs on ticket allocation. Also an agreement with police scotland for fan safety at matches on were to situate fans.

4.) 23 Mar 2018 08:25:36
I hate the way they think they own ibrox nowadays, especially Brown.

It's down to the players to put an end to our endurance by sending them home defeated.

5.) 23 Mar 2018 08:53:15
In all fairness Brown has owned Ibrox when he's been there. Maybe because it was his first love, but not his last;)

6.) 23 Mar 2018 09:03:22
Two issues nakas, one, there would be no Rangers fans above you in the corner and, two, we police aberdeen, hibs fans well enough to the corner so you are no worse, or are you?

7.) 23 Mar 2018 09:38:33
There would be Rangers fans above, and we both know a Glasgow derby is nothing like Hibs or sheep coming to town

8.) 23 Mar 2018 09:47:28
The mhanky mob were requested not to drape banners or flags over the advertising hoardings and I'm sure it came as no great shock to any of us, when the request was totally ignored. I'm equally sure the board fully expected them to ignore the request as well. Now obviously this could affect our advertising revenue, and therefore cannot be allowed to continue.

So, as they will always do this, my question is, after all these years, why ask them to stop now? And could the clammer for them to be stuck in the corner have finally stung the board into finding a legitimate reason to shift them? We can only hope.

9.) 23 Mar 2018 09:48:10
guys get over this. this is what adds to the game. Their dominance won't last forever, I can guarantee that!

10.) 23 Mar 2018 10:19:28
Are any of you seriously saying that the police said that if we reduce the away support from 7500 to 2500 it will be harder to police? All I want is more Gers fans at Ibrox to watch the big games, what's wrong with that?

11.) 23 Mar 2018 11:13:45
Hi Colster. Is that a reference to the insider info you had heard? If so hope this is true

12.) 23 Mar 2018 11:50:57
seeker. Yep. If you pop over to the finance page you will see a name being mentioned. I can categorically say that this is not the guy. 😉

13.) 23 Mar 2018 12:30:37
who cares where they sit, its down to the team on the park we never moaned when we were winning the league and doing the huddle on their home ground. why are some fans so petty?

14.) 23 Mar 2018 12:44:33
Stop being pathetic. It won’t be that when we are winning again and beating Celtic because I never heard these complaints before. And please, forget about Scott Brown because too many rangers fans on this forum can’t help but mention him, it’s almost like an obsession.

15.) 23 Mar 2018 14:26:56
We never had this problem when we were beating them, we just need a good enough team on the park and they will be quiet.

Reduce their allocation and they will reduce ours, what’s the point?

16.) 23 Mar 2018 15:45:08
The issue arose when people were sitting in season ticket seats in the Broomloan watching brechin alloa montrose ect but as soon as they come calling its youll have to move to accommodate them. How can you argue with people wanting more RANGERS fans into a HOME game at Ibrox?



12 Dec 2017 15:51:47
reportedly looking at Micheal Zyro, 25 year old midfielder currently at Wolves. Former Legia Warsaw player with Europa League and Champions League experience.


1.) 12 Dec 2017 18:51:18
Who Mark Allen the director of football who tells the manager who he is allowed to buy? Is that who you mean when you say “looking at”?

2.) 12 Dec 2017 19:27:00
He probably does mean the director of football aye. That's the way the board want to run the club it seems.

I can understand the merits of it as long as he works with the new manager when he comes in. If either one of them is a dominant force then it won't work.

3.) 12 Dec 2017 21:19:06
It won’t work and will never work I’m afraid. The dominant force when it comes to signing players is and should be the manager because he is the one who picks the team and tactics and should always have the control in what players get signed to play in the first team. If a director of football is there to help with the financial negotiations with a player which the manager, not the director of football, has identified to strengthen the team then fair enough but that’s where the director of footballs involvement in the dealings with first team players end. Do you think he was picking the players for Pep Guardiola to sign over the last year? No chance! He shouldn’t be interfering with the managers dealings in the first team. Definitely going to affect us getting a new manager in.

4.) 12 Dec 2017 21:57:06
It can work the manager identifies the type of player he needs for example a speedy striker the DOF then identifies candidates they then sit down and agree on who to go for and the DOF gets the player

5.) 12 Dec 2017 22:30:36
Rickwitter do you ever have anything positive to say? Such a negative person. Murty is only saying he is in charge at the moment because we don't have a full time manager

6.) 12 Dec 2017 23:40:20
Personally don't like a dof buying players on his own. The manager should be identifying which areas of the team he wants to strengthen and also key players he wants to get in, the dof should then add those names to a shortlist of players along with other realistic targets which he and the scouting team have identified. All information should then be presented back to the manager - transfer fees, wages etc of all shortlisted players, and he selects which one (s) we sign. After all he is the one that will eventually be sacked if the signings and team doesn't perform, I can't remember many high profile dof being sacked.

7.) 12 Dec 2017 23:52:43
Why would he be be picking the players for Pep last year? He wasn't director of football at City. He was head of youth development.

Scottish football is being left behind. The status quo doesn't work - that's been proven. Why not try something different?

I'm not convinced it'll be great either but it's worth a shot. Guess it's easier to rage against the machine though, right Rick?

8.) 13 Dec 2017 00:26:27
If the status quo doesn't work, and some have rage against the machine, does that put the club in dire straits? Thank you.

9.) 13 Dec 2017 04:40:20
It’s not worth a shot because it won’t work because he is interfering with the team. No credible manager would put up with that and if the board think that’s a healthy way to go forward then I really don’t see things getting any better. It’s a waste of a wage and he’s better going back to work with MTV because it’s going to cost us in the long run.

10.) 13 Dec 2017 08:06:58
The same player that would cost millions to buy? .

11.) 13 Dec 2017 08:17:56
How can rangers be seriously looking at any players How can a new manager come in and say these players don’t fit my system need my own also rangers need to offload players before they can seriously give anew manger wonga to sign new players so Zyro 😀😀😀😀😀

12.) 13 Dec 2017 08:19:13
Just because rick has a different opinion doesn't mean he is negative. I don't like the dof role, I think its a waste of a wage. The manager is the man who builds his team. I think the dof would put a lot of managers off the job. Obviously I hope it works out. Could you imagine someone telling walter or ferguson which players they were getting. Its a nonsense role.

13.) 13 Dec 2017 08:24:00
Director of football will make the signings but I’m sure if and when we get a manager he will take their opinion on board. Would be pointless signing someone if the manager said he won’t play him.

14.) 13 Dec 2017 08:15:49
I love how folks just make their own job spec up for dof.

Mark has stated he is here to assist the manager, whoever it is, and does not interfere. He oversees the whole pull of players, identifying potential academy players next to come through and any skill gaps thereafter.

Murty has also stated they work together to identify specific requirements.

It has been made clear that the manager has the final say.

Imo, it makes sense to have that continuity within the club so that everything doesn't grind to a halt at a time like this, for example.

15.) 13 Dec 2017 08:32:35
We need someone in or we'll miss out in January. Then the new manager will come in (maybe) and will be left with the same crap.

16.) 13 Dec 2017 11:01:15
The first team manager should identify what postion we need strengthing and go to the director of football and ask who do we have on our data base for that postion and have the final say on who he would prefer for that postion and be able to reccomend players to add to the data base.
No director of football should be buying players who he like managet should get final say it seems there are going down this route of director picking and it is so wrong no good manager will want to come under this situion

17.) 13 Dec 2017 14:09:39
The arguments this is causing is why DoF doesn't work.

We've had Allen in since late June and this club has worsened during that time. I'm not blaming him, of course, but it seems to me there are far too many people at our club who think they know how to do things, and they clearly don't.

What the heck gives a youth coach head the CV to become our Director of Football?! For example, if that's all it takes, why didn't we just promote Mulholland?

Nah, DoF for me is just too many cooks spoiling the broth, and there's been no evidence in any sense that we ever needed one.

18.) 13 Dec 2017 20:32:33
Guys it's not hard to figure this one out, Mark Allen will have a database of youth team players and recommendations from the scouting network for a variety of positions, the manager identifies a position that needs strengthened then they sit down and discuss who is on the shortlist or if the manager has a name in mind Allen does his due diligence and if said player is within budget/ ticks the right boxes a move can be made. Allen isn't going to sign a Ronaldo if the manager needs a Ramos.

19.) 14 Dec 2017 07:00:34
DoF has made enquiries to Wolves for Zyro on loan.

He’s not getting 1st team football and needs game time. The want him in a League where it’s physical and draws big crowds

I have this on very good authority, whether we get him or not remains to be seen. 🇬🇧

20.) 14 Dec 2017 08:10:17
Surely a chief scout could have a database, why does it have to be a dof? I just don't see the need for a dof.

21.) 14 Dec 2017 10:52:38
Is the whole point of the DoF not similar to Southampton?

The club have a philosophy on the types of players and style of football they want to play. Anyone brought to the club has to fit in with all of that and that includes the manager. The manager will no doubt identify weak areas to be strengthened and will have his own opinions on who to recruit which is up to the scouting to asses if the player fits the requirement. This should give a continuity to a tram even if the manager is sacked or leaves.

Something that southampton implemented years ago and its been a massive success. From lower leagues to high PL finishes on this method with players being sold for massive profits. Really can't see what peoples issues with this are. All i think is it is a total misunderstanding of what the roles involve

22.) 14 Dec 2017 15:38:55
yet to hear this mark allen speak so no idea what his role is or what his intentions are moving forward, in my opinion the position is not required, a strong manager and good backroom team/ coaches would suffice

23.) 15 Dec 2017 00:09:06
No idea if D. O. F 's work but plenty of clubs have them. Maybe should give the boy a chance?




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16 Jul 2017 11:34:21
Agree that Fod is at best an average keeper, what about Zander Clark from St Johnstone.

Big lad, commands his area well, decent keeper, some stand out performances last season. particularly against Celtic and Aberdeen and a blue nose to boot

Opinions please bears


1.) 16 Jul 2017 12:15:54
I'd put my maw in goals before Fodderingham.



27 Aug 2016 16:11:44
Sorry . sent to early

I'm sure we will get the defence sorted in due course

Yes I'm concerned about going to the Phiggery in 2 weeks, but come on guys show some faith and cut out the negativity

We are by far the most fickle fans in the country

Remember where we were 2 seasons ago. it's a work in progress.


1.) 27 Aug 2016 16:29:43
agree Greyfriar, let's see how we respond. Lots of reason for concern but agree we should not overreact and remember where we have come from. Hard work needed on the training pitch, suspect some of the new recruits are in state of shock. Now they know what it means to play for Rangers.

2.) 27 Aug 2016 16:58:00
Ano that mob won 4-1 but i seen the 2nd half of it and they wernt up to much to be honest. aberdeen actually slightly better team in 2nd half.

3.) 27 Aug 2016 17:10:52
first half Celtic dominated, Sheepsters lucky to go level, but Celtic always in control.

4.) 27 Aug 2016 17:22:54
Didnt see the 1st half mate but wasnt particulary blown away by what i did see.

5.) 27 Aug 2016 17:43:48
never got out of second gear. TBH The Rangers are going to struggle to finish in the top 3. Dodoo, Rossiter, Tavernier, Waghorn, Forester are decent players some have more potential than others, But

Wallace, Barton, Kranjaer, Wilson, Kiernan, Foderingham, McKay and the rest are all passengers, The Rangers need LEADERS, there is not many in that squad who can read a game either.

a CB with pace, a CB who is a tough tackler and can read a game, an intelligent CM and a striker who has a record of scoring loads. these players can come from the lower leagues or the low ranking european leagues. you don't have to spend a fortune.



27 Aug 2016 16:08:41
Can't believe some of the stuff I'm reading here.

Get a grip guys.

Yes it's been a disappointing start to the season and there are aspects of our play that are certainly cause for concern

But to read, the seasons over after 4 mat Warburton for the sack,


1.) 27 Aug 2016 17:39:07
it's embarrassing, turning their back on the manager after a couple of draws. why would anyone want to come to a club like that? imagine if that had happened to Walter Smith would people have wanted him out?

2.) 27 aug 2016 18:01:12
here, here cee, behind you all the way on this one mate! get behind our management team of warbs and sir davie and the team, for all the negs out there, 'rome wasn't built in a day' and its still work in progress, support the glasgow rangers through thick and thin, rangers for life through good times and the bad, can't honestly believe some of our so called supporters are talking about wanting our manager changed thus far, 'get real'! like we say when buying a pup, rangers for life not just christmas!

3.) 27 Aug 2016 18:31:05
Some of the comments on this are shocking, Get a grip. The players let the club down last night and they know it. No tweets from anyone of them since last night. Back the team get behind them i am sure they make things better in the next coming games.



21 Aug 2016 14:03:51
At every home game last season and the 3 we have played so far this season (Hamilton, Peterhead and Motherwell), the referees do nothing to clamp down on time wasting by the opposition.

Frustratingly, they rarely add on the time wasted but rather the usual 2-3 mins for substitutions.

Lee Wallace as Captain should be more forceful in highlighting this to the Referee.

Also. who's training the ball boys?

Not enough of them and not returning the balls quickly enough therefore allowing the opposition to take more time for ball retrieval.


1.) 21 Aug 2016 14:12:14
And if we are winning at parkhead with 10 mins to go.?

2.) 21 Aug 2016 15:06:04
The Celtic Ball Boys will be running for every ball that goes out of play.

3.) 21 Aug 2016 16:56:36
Too right Greyfriar. Unless they are winning over by, their kids are told to throw balls on the pitch as quick as they possibly can. And quite right too. We should be doing the same. The time wasting at Ibrox really does my head in!

4.) 21 Aug 2016 15:17:46
Lee Wallace never opens his mouth on the park. The least vocal skipper we've ever had.




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23 Mar 2018 01:51:08
Said many times on this page. Zander Clark at St Johnstone is who we should be looking at for our goalkeeper




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20 Mar 2018 19:36:33
Giovanni Von Bronkhorst all day long. We should go all out to get him signed up for next season

I fear if we don’t show ambition and intent on the Managerial front, many will not renew their season tickets, which means less money to spend on quality players

Season Ticket renewals will be out in the next 4-6 weeks. We need to show some ambition. I like Murty but he’s not the man to take us to the next level. 🇬🇧




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20 Feb 2018 09:07:11
Good Manager Steve Clark but he’s an out n out Tim. When Brenda leaves, he’ll be the replacement.
Not for me.




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14 Dec 2017 07:00:34
DoF has made enquiries to Wolves for Zyro on loan.

He’s not getting 1st team football and needs game time. The want him in a League where it’s physical and draws big crowds

I have this on very good authority, whether we get him or not remains to be seen. 🇬🇧




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02 Nov 2017 20:21:30
I’d get shot of James Traynor.

I think his is arrogant and self centred and responsible for our embarrassing perpetual statements.

The press don’t like him and I think we suffer as a consequence





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30 Jan 2018 17:48:57
I’d have McGinn in a heartbeat but he’ll be at The Dhims next year.

His Grandfather was the ex Chairman of Celtic, his family is steeped in their traditions. not ours




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30 Nov 2017 08:39:48
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14 Nov 2017 09:45:35
Can’t believe people on here are talking about Martin O’Neil for the Rangers job.

Yes, he’s a great Manager but his heart lies in the East End of the City. That would be like Souness or Walter managing them. it ain’t ever going to happen

This has nothing to do with religion, its about where his loyalties lie. nothing more




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07 Nov 2017 19:54:17
I genuinely like Murty and as U quite rightly say, he’s stepped up on 2 occasions and steadied the ship. So far he’s not been under the intense pressure that being Rangers Manager invariably brings

Therefore, I’m not convinced he should get the Managers position. I don’t feel that he would attract a high calibre of player in the January transfer window and if things go wrong against Aberdeen and the Dhims, it won't be long before we are calling for his head. no I say we take this International break to get the right person in place

That person will need to have experience of managing at a decent level, know the Scottish game or at least have coaches/ assistants who know it and totally understand the expectations of the supporters as well as the magnitude of the job in hand. We need to get this appointment right and cannot afford to take a chance on a rookie

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30 Oct 2017 12:14:16
Alan Pardew was my preferred option before we appointed Pedro.

I’d prefer Pardew over McInness.

My only reservation with Pardew is his relationship with Mike Ashley.