12 January 2016

The Final Act: Goodbye, White Duke


He could be everything to anybody, or anything to everybody–we never knew. We weren’t allowed to know. Sometimes, it seemed he never knew himself.

11 January 2016

Inspirations

Thank you, David.


08 January 2016

CRO Scouting Reports

We here at the CRO take great pride in our scouting department who work tirelessly to provide us with info on all players linked with Rangers. Here, for the first time ever, are our exclusive reports on some of the names linked to or inked to deals with Rangers this January.

14 December 2015

CRO At-large: Guess Who's Going to the Euros

Scotland may not be headed to France next year, but the Robert Lewandowski led Poland national football team is, and with a most unlikely supporter in-tow.


Go get'em, Poland! For your sake and everyone else's.

11 December 2015

10 December 2015

Sacrificial Llambias


Woe is Derek Llambias, Rangers' former chief executive who definitely wasn't put there just to make sure Mike Ashley could keep doing whatever the fuck he wanted. It was all down to his work ethic, you see? Business acumen and whatnot.

Which is sad really when you consider just how dire he was at carrying out his duties, at least from a strictly duty-bound sense. Sure, he may be good at the helm of a tank brigade, but we've all seen how timid he is in dealing with the breakneck world of airport terminals.

26 November 2015

Football fans with dementia - why reminiscence can be a beautiful thing


by Helena Gray | Guest Contributor

I have been working in dementia care for five years now.

Within this I’m going to talk about some of the Rangers fans I’ve met along the way and the memories they’ve shared with me. It wasn’t until the last three years that I started taking an interest in reminiscence and there’s so much to say about it - I could go on for days but today I’d like to focus on football fans.

Three years ago, working in a care home in Possilpark, I met Billy - a lifelong Rangers fan who also had an interest in junior football. He was a resident of the care home and had dementia. Originally from the southside of Glasgow he found himself in our care after his diagnosis. 

I was a care assistant at the time so there wasn’t always time to sit and talk about his memories but when I got a chance to, the things he came away with were fascinating. I’m sure everyone reading this is no stranger to the term “AMF” - Against Modern Football. The older generation are the one’s who really did have every other Saturday as their half day off and stood on the terraces watching their team play.

24 November 2015

Scotland needs to transform how it thinks about football - on and off the park


by Jordan Campbell | Guest Contributor

You wouldn't know it, but Scotland was once a proud footballing nation. 

Boasting a Premier League of indistinguishable quality to that of our English counterparts and producing players capable of performing on the continent was nothing out of the ordinary, it was to be expected. After listening to some of the rhetoric this week however, it's hard to believe it was ever the case.

Scotland may be viewed as England's poor relatives nowadays, but bloated finances and astronomical TV deals dictates that. Producing complete footballers and successful teams will always be within our own hands though.