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Hi Carrickblue, agree they played decent football in the first-half and controlled the second-half. Was impressed with their approach player. Wallace is a hell of a player. Think McCall has got them playing some good football. Queens goal was very much against play. Hope they don't panic tomorrow night. The goals will come. Will watch the game at home tomorrow night. On Saturday morning I'm in central London. I hope to get to the White Bear Pub in Farringdon for the second half. Pub will be mobbed with 'Gers fans.

 

I think the players have the potential to do great things. Just hope the club holds on to them. Is there any news yet on Dave King? Thanks.

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Just read that Dave King has been deemed by the SFA to be a fit and proper person to be a director. Here's the SFA statement:

 

ollowing the submission of an amendment to its Official Return by Rangers Football Club, the Board of the Scottish FA has considered the Fit and Proper status of Mr Dave King as a director of the club in respect of Article 10.2 of the Articles of Association.

Mr King provided substantial information in relation to the matters set out at Article 10.2 (h) and 10.2 (j) namely:

· He has been convicted within the last 10 years of (i) an offence liable to imprisonment of two years or over, (ii) corruption or (iii) fraud and;

· He has been “a director of a club in membership of any National Association within the 5-year period preceding such club having undergone an insolvency event”.

In considering the request, the Board of the Scottish FA has sought and received specialist independent legal advice, both in Scotland and South Africa, in respect of Mr King’s conviction further to the South African Income Tax Act and in relation to his previous involvement as a Director of the club. It has also received significant documentation from relevant authorities both within the UK and South Africa.

The scale of this due diligence is unprecedented but befitting the complexities of the consideration placed before the Board. During this exercise both Mr King and the club were fully co-operative and responded to all questions put to them by the Scottish FA.

On the basis of this advice presented to it, and having considered all submissions received from Mr King and the club in respect of this matter, the Scottish FA Board granted an approval, conditional upon further submissions from Mr King in respect of documented agreements with the appropriate authorities in South Africa.

The Scottish FA can confirm it has now received this supplementary documentation in full and the Board is satisfied Mr King is Fit and Proper in terms of Article 10.2.

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I think that has to be taken as good news - I'm going to miss the match tomorrow night, quite nervous about these 2 games

It will be interesting to see what King does as regards Ashley. I'm nervous about the games as well. Need a two goal cushion to take to Easter Road. It looks like it could be close to a full house tonight.

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Cheers Spud, to be honest I thought Rangers had a tougher time against Queen of the South than they did against Hibs last night but of course we can't be complacent about the return leg on Saturday.  As for Motherwell - I just don't know, is it better to be the team striving for promotion or the team hoping to avoid relegation? Stuart McCall should know Motherwell inside out so if Rangers make it to the play-off final and he can get the team to produce a performance like the second half last night then I would be hopeful that they can get the right result.

 

The Dave King situation has to help the overall mood at Ibrox, there's a sense that Rangers are at last finding some stability and are in a position to move forward with confidence. I would expect King to try to remove Ashley's influence asap so it'll be interesting to see what happens there.    

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Cheers Spud, to be honest I thought Rangers had a tougher time against Queen of the South than they did against Hibs last night but of course we can't be complacent about the return leg on Saturday. As for Motherwell - I just don't know, is it better to be the team striving for promotion or the team hoping to avoid relegation? Stuart McCall should know Motherwell inside out so if Rangers make it to the play-off final and he can get the team to produce a performance like the second half last night then I would be hopeful that they can get the right result.

The Dave King situation has to help the overall mood at Ibrox, there's a sense that Rangers are at last finding some stability and are in a position to move forward with confidence. I would expect King to try to remove Ashley's influence asap so it'll be interesting to see what happens there.

Sorry for tempting fate re. getting to the final. Over-confidence on my part! I really hope Rangers do it as the club and fans deserve better.

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I read some of the comments on Follow Follow (the Rangers Fans Forum) today and lots of fans were commentating on the atmosphere at Ibrox last night. Said that it's been the best atmosphere in years. There is belief among the fans that good times are ahead. Crowds are coming back. Will be tricky on Saturday. Hopefully Rangers will get an early goal. Need to be patient and disciplined.

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i tend to drop into Rangers Media - it used to be a good forum, similar in some respects to the Shedend in terms of the type of fan contributing but in the last year or so it's gone down hill, far too much infighting and name calling

 

you can tell hope is returning though the crowd was up for it and the away support will be good on Saturday 

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Did or Does Chris Graham write for Rangers Media? I've read some of his articles on Follow Follow. Found them to be very good. Would have been interesting to have seen what he would have done after being appointed to the Rangers Board but was removed after only a few days.

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I think he has but I can't remember seeing anything by him for quite some time. The idea of having a "fans" rep on the board seems ok in principle but really you need to get someone/people of the right calibre and that's not easy. The club needs competent, committed board members who have the best interests of the club (not their own) at heart. Only time will tell whether King and Murray prove to be the right leaders for the longer term but right now they look like what is needed to pull the club forward.

 

I was so proud of the Rangers support when we took the fall to Division 3 - there was a sense of unity of purpose that kept everyone together. This last year people have bickered over McCoist; slagged off the team and justifiably had real anxiety about the guys in the boardroom. But boycotts and withholding ST money caused even more division.

 

I think it will take a while for the Rangers support to feel like a proper family again, the boycotters who now return will be met with scorn by the folk who stuck it out week in week out and I understand that.

 

It feels vital that the club gets promoted this year I can't imagine what shape it would be in after another year in the Championship - tomorrow is another massive game.      

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I think he has but I can't remember seeing anything by him for quite some time. The idea of having a "fans" rep on the board seems ok in principle but really you need to get someone/people of the right calibre and that's not easy. The club needs competent, committed board members who have the best interests of the club (not their own) at heart. Only time will tell whether King and Murray prove to be the right leaders for the longer term but right now they look like what is needed to pull the club forward.

 

I was so proud of the Rangers support when we took the fall to Division 3 - there was a sense of unity of purpose that kept everyone together. This last year people have bickered over McCoist; slagged off the team and justifiably had real anxiety about the guys in the boardroom. But boycotts and withholding ST money caused even more division.

 

I think it will take a while for the Rangers support to feel like a proper family again, the boycotters who now return will be met with scorn by the folk who stuck it out week in week out and I understand that.

 

It feels vital that the club gets promoted this year I can't imagine what shape it would be in after another year in the Championship - tomorrow is another massive game.      

 

Didn't see the game in the end. So please they got the result. Roll on Thursday. Am going to miss the games against Motherwell. At a gig on Thursday and going on holiday on Saturday. Will be great to see them again in the top flight.

 

Agree with you about fans rep. It would have been interesting to see how Chris Graham would have fared. I hope King and Murray have the ability to take the club forward. Need it after all the problems with previous board members. I feel sorry for McCoist. Think he got some of his tactics wrong but was also thrown in at the deep end and didn't have money and players.

 

You're right it will take a while for the pain to heal and for unity to come back but hopefully last Wednesday is a sign of times ahead.

 

Will have a large whisky if they get promoted. Come on the 'Gers

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The Helicopter is Changing Direction. Can't believe it's just over 10 years since this happened. If I recall it was the same day as the victory parade for us winning the Premier League in 2004-2005. A double celebration

 

http://www.gersnet.co.uk/index.php/news-category/current-affairs/391-fans-are-going-mad-here-the-stewards-will-do-well-to-keep-order

 

 

Have read that tomorrow night's game at Ibrox is sold-out.

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The Helicopter is Changing Direction. Can't believe it's just over 10 years since this happened. If I recall it was the same day as the victory parade for us winning the Premier League in 2004-2005. A double celebration

http://www.gersnet.co.uk/index.php/news-category/current-affairs/391-fans-are-going-mad-here-the-stewards-will-do-well-to-keep-order

Have read that tomorrow night's game at Ibrox is sold-out.

This is (God willing) a very good news story in the making...fingers crossed...

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Going tonight since I am up.

Hope we can do it, a 2 or 3 goal lead will do nicely!

Yes, a two or three goal lead will do nicely. If the atmosphere is the same as it was against Hibs Ibrox will be rocking.

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Yes, a two or three goal lead will do nicely. If the atmosphere is the same as it was against Hibs Ibrox will be rocking.

Full house according to website mate, not a ticket to spare.

It will be magical tonight, I just know it.

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