06 May 2015

Preview: Queen of the South vs Rangers

by Alan Clark | Deputy Editor

Rangers travel to Dumfries on Saturday to face Queen of the South in the first of potentially six Premiership play-off ties. It has been an incredibly rocky year for the Ibrox club, and a third-place league finish has resulted in the need to face off against the Doonhamers for the right to play Hibernian at the semi-final stage.

20 March 2015

To: Stuart McCall, Re: Jig

Just bench him. Really.

No, really. No one will be upset except maybe him.

You've seen him up close for two games now; he's "vital" in the sense that if you pick him in the starting XI that he has to be a warm body on the pitch. But that choice is now yours, so just do the right thing.

Bench Jig. He's not good enough. Do it.

17 March 2015

Chris Graham - A Silver Lining

by Ally Brown | Guest Contributor

Rangers fans who have joined or supported the RST or Rangers First in recent years, championed fan representation on the board, or just hoped for some better engagement between the fans and board than Graham Wallace's failed "Ready To Listen" scheme, will be despondent at what has transpired this week at Ibrox with Chris Graham's appointment to the board and resignation just three days later.

But Rangers fans who have been asking for a board that prioritises transparency and accountability might be able to see a silver lining in the debacle.

13 March 2015

Mark McGivern, Reporter

"i'm obliged to seek a response from you before publication to allegations that you are an anti-Muslim bigot"

*posts allegation that target is an anti-Muslim bigot in a public forum prior to acquiring response for publication*

Standards in reporting for Mark McGivern, Reporter: optional.

12 March 2015

Why Cathro is the Man to Rebuild Rangers

by John McIntosh | Guest Contributor

Ian Cathro is the 28-year-old Scot who is currently Valencia assistant manager, helping to guide his side back to a Champions League spot.

Having defeated the likes of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid this season, he's trying to achieve this whilst helping oversee a brand of attacking flowing football which is certainly very pleasing on the eye.

"What has he achieved in the game?". "Who is he?". These are a few of the comments laid at his door when he is touted for the vacant head coach role at Ibrox to rebuild our institution. Let's look at the facts – within six years he has went from coaching his own skills based coaching group for young children in Dundee, to Valencia assistant coach. That just does not happen by chance, so I think the lack of respect or knowledge on him is quite astounding.

Cathro has never played the game professionally, having had youth spells with teams such as Forfar and Brechin. Injuries had a major impact and he realises he just wasn't good enough, knowing that the British game in particular looks for managers/head coaches with a playing career, he knew he could never manage a club here without gaining coaching experience elsewhere.

02 March 2015

New Board Must Act Quick

by Jamie Currie | Guest Contributor

With the EGM all but won with David Somers’ resignation, it will be the period that succeeds the General Meeting that will be at the forefront of the minds of the Rangers support.

The on-field situation now looks as bleak as the off-field circus of the past four years so Dave King and his new board will have to act – and fast.

25 February 2015

More Boudicca, now via post!

By Shane Nicholson | Executive Editor

We keep talking about this Boudicca lot as they are endlessly entertaining.

Now they're bringing their special degree of consultation skills to your post box!

24 February 2015

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

by Garry Carmody | Contributor

Call it the historian or the masochist in me, but every day I look back at what was happening in the Rangers saga on the same date in previous years.

The script is generally grim and the cast reads for a 'who's who' of some of the most tainted and disgraced figures in the history of this club. 24th February 2014 - Rangers entered into two credit facilities with Laxey Partners and the Easdales. 24th February 2012 - Ally McCoist reacted to the news that Craig Whyte had sold the club's historic shares in Arsenal. And that's a fairly quiet day. In the age of pain-inflicted stimulation being all the rage, this is "50 Shades of Blue".