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David and Scot go through the Dumbarton and QP games and also laugh heartily at Celtic. Mark Dingwall pops in to give his thoughts on attendances and how it will affect the board. There is also a fabulous stripper, some Romanian madness and Sporting Integrity at its finest. Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh A Playback Media Production iPhone App - http://bit.ly/STAUNCH
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Rangers will be”seeded” in the League up Cup draw if they beat ITC and there was I thinking that we had already been seeded when relegated as starting from the beginning is surely “seeding”, then by”germinating” the next level , and now growing healthy and strong . This just shows that without our growth upwards many are starting to wilt without the nourishment of the world famous nutrient RANGERS.
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Out of position but great displays for Rangers prove Lewis is not out of place



LEWIS MACLEOD is happy to carry on playing out of position - as long as Lee McCulloch is starring for Rangers in the middle of the park.


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Lewis Macleod (centre) congratulates skipper Lee McCulloch after he scored against Clyde in the Petrofac Training Cup

Macleod, who was sidelined with an illness in the second half of last season, has done superbly well since returning to the Gers first team at the start of this month.
The 20-year-old has netted no fewer than four goals for the SPFL League One champions in the first six games of the 2014/15 campaign.
Many Light Blues supporters would like to see the talented youngster given an extended run in his favoured berth in the centre of midfield.
Yet the player, who is usually deployed on the left flank, has been highly impressed with how captain McCulloch has performed there in the last three games.
The 35-year-old has been moved forward from his usual place at centre-half by manager Ally McCoist in the last three games - and the results have been dramatic.
Rangers thrashed Clyde 8-1 in the Petrofac Training Cup, beat Dumbarton 4-1 in the Championship and edged out Queen’s Park 2-1 in the League Cup.
Speaking exclusively to SportTimes, Macleod revealed he had relished playing alongside the former Motherwell, Wigan and Scotland man in the last three competitive outings.
“As long as I am in the Rangers team I am always happy,” he said. “Obviously, you would prefer to play in your correct position. But I would play left or right or anywhere in midfield. I am pleased just to be involved in the games.
“Big Lee has done fantastically well in central midfield. He hasn’t just been sitting there either. He has been getting forward and chipping in with goals. He got a double against Clyde and another against Dumbarton.
“With the experience Lee has I think he could fit into the team in any position to be honest. He is one of those players who could play anywhere he was asked to.
“He has done well for us everywhere he has played.
“You could argue the games against Clyde, Dumbarton and Queen’s Park were against so-called lesser opposition. But those games were perfect for us. We have been able to get a few wins and in a couple of them we recorded pretty emphatic victories.
“Hopefully now we can kick on. We have got a tough game on Saturday against Queen of the South. But we are all looking forward to it. It is definitely a match that we are looking to win.”
McCulloch, who has replaced an under-performing Ian Black in central midfield, has insisted he can remain in his new position for the rest of the season if the manager wants him to.
And Macleod believes his skipper can help the Ibrox club’s bid to land the Championship as well as the Challenge Cup, League Cup and Scottish Cup playing there - due to his astonishing fitness levels.
“Lee is probably one of the fittest guys in the squad,” he said. “He came back for pre-season the fittest of any of us. He is a model professional. It shows in the games. He has been looking good and dedication to his profession is why.”
Macleod was pleased to see Arnold Peralta, whose return to Scotland after a summer break was delayed by visa problems, make his first start for Rangers against Queen’s Park on Tuesday night.
And he felt the Honduran international - who set up Kris Boyd for the winning goal in the second half at the Excelsior Stadium - performed well against their city rivals given his lack of game time in recent weeks.
The Murray Park youth graduate feels with Peralta back involved there is now the most intense competition for places at Ibrox in the three seasons he has been involved in the first team.
He is hopeful that will help Rangers, who were criticised after their first three games against Hibs, Hearts and Falkirk, to continue their winning run and challenge for silverware in all of the competitions they are involved in.
Macleod said: “To be fair to Arnold, the game against Queen’s Park was probably his first full game since he came back to Scotland. He wasn’t involved in pre-season and I don’t think he featured in any of the reserve games.
“Fair play to him. He set up Kris for his second goal and before that he set me up for a goal that was disallowed for offside when I don’t think it should have been. He has done well.
“Arnold coming back means there is now good competition for places at the club and that can only be good for the first team. Everyone is obviously wanting to play. It will be good to see what comes of that.
“Our form has picked up in the last few games. We want to keep that going now and go on a good winning run. We have a lot of big games coming up against good teams and will have to be at our best to win them. But we are confident in our ability and are looking forward to them.”
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Rangers star Lewis MacLeod goes underground to boost mental health



RANGERS star Lewis Macleod made a stop off at Ibrox Subway station to lend his support to the Glasgow club’s latest charity initiative.

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Gers star Lewis Macleod hopes the club’s link-up with SAMH will get more folk exercising and help boost mental health

The Rangers Charity Foundation has teamed up with the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to urge more Scots to get fit and active.
Rangers and SAMH have produced a series of adverts and posters to encourage the club’s fans to get off their sofas and work up a sweat. They will appear on buses across the city and on the Subway as well as in the Rangers matchday programme and media outlets.
Lewis said: “Physical activity can make a huge difference to mental health. It can boost mood, alleviate depression, protect against anxiety and improve self-esteem.”

About time the press paid attention to the charity work that Rangers do.
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I have Fernando in my pub the stonefield tavern Blantyre sat the 6th of September tickets 6 pound  pay at the door I would love to fill this for Fernando
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THE Gers midfielder said it’s great to have the record but admits he’s more concerned with getting out of the Championship and back into the top flight - while winning some silverware along the way.
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I often wonder what my father would have made of the indyref were he alive today. He was a navigator with the RAF during the 2nd World War, and like many other young men and women from these isles, the Commonwealth and our Allies, felt obliged to answer Liberty’s rallying call from an enslaved and terrified Europe, in much the same way as a generation before them had answered it in World War 1.

We are reminded not only of their sacrifice, but the ideals and principles, the freedoms they paid for with their lives, every night at 8pm at The Menin Gate in Belgium. It is a ceremony which has taken place since 1928, even during the Belgium’s occupation during the 2nd World War, where it was performed daily at Brookwood Military cemetery in Surrey. It is an act of gratitude befitting the bravery and commitment of those who delivered the freedom, and the values they sought to uphold.

These values have been ingrained in many of us here in Scotland, who would consider ourselves British. They are cherished not only because we believe in them, but because we appreciate the extraordinary price paid to allow such a legacy to continue. They are part of our British identity. It is something Yes campaigners have not only failed to understand, but have also failed to respect. When Yes campaigners attempt to seduce Unionist voters assuring us we will still be British in the event of a yes vote, they refer to Britain as little more than a chunk of land. This was well highlighted during the debate between John Gow and Alan Bissett in the book “Born Under a Union Flag” where John Gow has to correctly point out to the latter :

“I think the biggest problem you have with British nationality is that you don’t treat it as real. You aren’t alone in this; many nationalists disparage British identity and talk as if the Scots only need to see the light and the road to salvation will be revealed. Why else would you repeat that independence will be fine because we can all say we are geographically British. It’s absurd.”

I don’t know if Nigel Farage would have been my father’s cup of tea, I very much doubt it, but mob rule preventing someone’s right to express their freedom of speech was certainly not one of the values he fought for. And I’m willing to bet he would have looked for stronger condemnation from Scotland’s First Minister than this :

“If there’s been any law-breaking – and that’s yet to be established – then obviously we condemn that, as we always do in Scotland, but you’ve got to get things into context.

“A student demonstration isn’t the Dreyfus trial.”

“Context”. Its easy to see why Alex Salmond is the gift which just keeps on giving. Some of you may recall him using that word as he squirmed uneasily before Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show, as the falsehood of his claims on legal advice from the Lord Advocate regarding an Independent Scotland’s status within the European Union were exposed.

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Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon later admitted that the Scottish government had never sought formal advice, as Salmond claimed, from Scotland’s law officers.

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I can imagine my father sitting in front of the TV, in a state fast approaching exasperation, declaring “They must think we are bloody stupid !”

Perhaps Alex should have been a bit more careful about his choice of parallels as well. The Dreyfus trial divided a nation and involved high rank officials suppressing evidence. Funnily enough the Scottish government spent £12 000 on a court battle attempting to prevent the revelation that it had failed to seek the legal advice aforesaid. As I said earlier, a gift which just keeps on giving.

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In later life my father was struck down by the debilitating rheumatoid arthritis. Against doctors advice he refused to go into a wheelchair or a home and would shuffle about the adapted downstairs on his crutches, displaying the kind of determination and refusal to acquiesce, he and his peers had shown so many years ago in the face of tyranny.

I can almost imagine the scene were he alive today and some Yes campaigners came a calling. He would insist on answering the door personally, despite the enormity of the challenge. Having lifted himself with the assistance of his electronic chair he would struggle into the hallway and negotiate the challenge of the adapted front door handle where he would politely but firmly offer two words.

“No thanks”

I am my father’s son. On the 18th of September , 2014, I will ensure I vote. But it will not be to merely preserve just a chunk of land but a set of values and beliefs which define me, and which have defined those who came before me.

“No thanks”



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Two world class midfielders with flair and huge character and cheekiness. Unfortunately I don’t remember Baxter hardly as I was very young when he was just finishing his Rangers spell and I started going to Ibrox. (I remember him later in his pub though. (tu))


Would like to see a few posts from posters who can make the comparison between Baxter and Gascoigne.

Ironic that Baxters’ greatest moment was at Wembley v England, and Gascoignes’ was (arguably ?) against Scotland at Wembey.
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Enjoy :21:


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The ladies are playing Glasgow City tonight, so best of luck girls :blflg:
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The following proposals were put to the Steering Group by the Short Life Working Party and have now been agreed.

A resolution will now be drawn up to reflect these proposal.

This resolution will be put to the membership to vote on as soon as it has been legally drafted.

If the resolution is accepted then the election will follow on immediately.

There will be a public meeting during the process to answer any questions on the subject.

We have had a number of people already indicate they would like to receive information on potentially standing for election and encourage anyone else interested to go to http://ift.tt/1lwAHnu and put their name forward.

In summary the process which is being written up into a resolution for the members to vote on is as follows:


• There will be up to 5 elected positions (dependent on number of folk standing so that all positions are contested)

• There is a list of 4 specific roles that must be fulfilled by members of the board, if these roles are not fulfilled by suitably qualified people from the open elections then these positions will be co-opted

• Additionally the Board will co-opt a member of the Steering Group who will have responsibility for coordinating as noted in the additional job description

• Members will cast a vote on first past the post basis for each candidate, with those polling the most votes being elected for the positions available to be filled

• SDS and Enabling Sport CIC will interview all prospective candidates with a view to making sure they fully grasp the legal responsibilities that becoming a Director of a CIC involves. ES will also act as returning officer and scrutiniser and will help with an induction programme for successful candidates

• No expenses or payment will be made to any Elected Member, there will be at least 4 meetings per year

• All prospective candidates will be asked to self-assess on the following principle.

It is vital that those initially elected to the Board of Rangers First bring as much focus to the organisation as possible and not themselves. It is therefore the desire of the organisation that in this first election We will ask all prospective members of the Board to confirm that they accept that in being entrusted by the members of RF to become members of its Board they accept that this role comes with responsibilities to put RF and the Club first and to ensure that nothing that they do or say could adversely affect it – this applies to the past actions as to the future.

The Rangers First Board needs to be open and participative and able to work with any and all Rangers supporters in the agreed interests of our Club, and focus the attention of members non-members and the media should remain on Rangers First and not board members personal history and conduct.

• All elected members will be asked to declare any social media accounts they have in their own name and any Pseudonyms

• Further Rules of Director conduct will be developed, based on the statement of values and principles.

The Board will consist of the following key roles, either elected or co-opted

• Chairman - Candidate is required to have a proven track record in business with previous experience in a CEO or Chairman role. Ideally candidate will have an excellent list of contacts across a wide range of commerce, politics and the wider society in general.

• Legal and Company Structure expert – Candidate must be a fully qualified legal representative ideally with previous knowledge and experience of Community Interest Companies or similar organisation type.

• Chartered Accountant - Candidate must be fully qualified and member of professional accountancy body (ICAS, CIMA, ACCA ). Ideally candidate will have several years’ experience working in an accountancy firm preferably at partner level.

• Media/Marketing/PR individual - Candidate will be responsible for overseeing the media related activities of Rangers First. Ideally they will have an extensive list of Public Relations and Media contacts throughout the UK and be prepared to establish and co-ordinate a media and marketing strategy for Rangers First. They should also be prepared to act as spokesperson for the organisation when required.

• Operations Director Co-opted from the Steering Group, A Steering Group representative who will act as the main source of communication between the Rangers First board and working parties. They will also be responsible for managing and co-ordinating steering group meetings and ensuring that all activities and projects are delivered on schedule. This is a very hands-on position and ideally candidate will have previous experience of project management or similar.

I imagine that if you’re interested in putting your name forward, you contact RangersFirst directly.
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I have rangers v queen of the south tickets for sale ,tickets are available for various stands including broomloan front and bar72

if interested drop me a msg
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