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The Emperor Needs New Clothes

Written by: D'Artagnan
Wednesday, 29th November 2017

During the last 25 years or so, as either a member of various Rangers forums, a shareholder at AGM, supporters groups organisations or latterly as a director of Club 1872, I have witnessed Rangers supporters attempt to hold various power brokers on a succession of Rangers boards, to account.

Whether it was Murray, Whyte, Green or the current incumbents, there was always a common denominator - such an it interrogative process always took roughly the same format - a series of well designed and researched questions to which the interviewee would respond with a series of answers. In terms of establishing the truth it is a pretty flawed format, particularly without access to some of the processes or information which would allow us to determine the veracity and integrity of the answers provided. As passionate and concerned football fans trying to gain insight into how their club is being run this flawed process adopted by Rangers fans is probably no different from that adopted by concerned fans of other clubs the length and breadth of the country.

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Legal Defence Fund Final Statement

Written by: Admin
Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Vanguard Bears Admin are pleased to announce that all monies donated to the Legal Defence Fund by our members and the wider Rangers support, both at home and overseas, has been distributed.  A wonderful total of £7475.99 was raised – and we thank every supporter who contributed.

When we launched the fund we stated that we would provide total transparency with regards to where any monies were going and today we can confirm the following:

Out of all Rangers supporters that made contact with us, some only seeking advice, twelve were given financial assistance amounting to £4600.

£2900 (figure was rounded up from the remaining £2875.99) was donated to Erskine – a cause close to all VB hearts.

VB was established in 2007 to defend our own, we will not hesitate to offer support to our fan-base in the future should similar circumstances arise.


Rangers - Standing Tall

Written by: 1972
Monday, 6th November 2017

Once again Rangers FC and our support did themselves proud on Saturday with a beautiful Poppy Display and impeccably observed minutes silence. It serves as a reminder that we are all here due to sacrifices our forefathers made, and that the armed services make today. I believe it isn't too much to ask that people in this country take some time out to remember and thank those making the great sacrifices to keep our country free from terror.

Of course a great many people do work that goes unnoticed, and we should be thankful to those too, but this is a day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who face great horrors today in the fight against terrorism.

Rangers as a club can stand tall, that even through our own troubles we have supported Poppy Scotland, and Erskine in particular as we recognise that a football club can be a force for good, not just a sporting endeavour.

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Written by: The Ref
Wednesday, 25th October 2017

I've been involved in football for over 40 years. I've played, watched, coached, and I've worked for the FA, as an assistant referee, referee, referees tutor, mentor, and assessor. Never have I seen such a poor display from a set of match officials, as I witnessed on Sunday in the Betfred League Cup semi-final. Let's not deflect from another poor performance from Rangers, in a match which Motherwell took their chances, but let's also not ignore the performance of the match officials.

In a week where it was widely reported that Motherwell players were looking to be very physical on Rangers players; wouldn't you think that match officials would be at the top of their game? Sadly no. Rangers players were assaulted, and the match officials did nothing. By letting the first elbow on Morelos go unpunished; the referee sent out the message that physical assault on Rangers players was acceptable.

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Show Racism the Red Card

Written by: 1972
Wednesday, 27th September 2017

When show racism the Red Card tweeted a picture of Phil Gillivan/White/McGillivan/MacGiollabhain this week after apparently participating in a workshop it was destined to end badly, and, to a certain extent it has.

After a number of Rangers fans contacted SRTRC online with numerous examples of Ill Phil's own bigotry and vile hate filled blogs, they sacrificed him with a couple of platitudes to soften the blow.

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