?

Log in

The Blue Sea of Ibrox
 
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in rangers' LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Saturday, April 12th, 2008
3:54 pm
[goolies_aberry]
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
11:17 am
[wearetherangers]
11:13 am
[wearetherangers]
"Whatever one's local football loyalties, it has to be admitted that Glasgow Rangers constitute the most important contribution ever made to Scottish football. Even from their first days, they were a force in the land and, from then, they have gone on to win more titles, trophies and competitions than any other club and to have provided more players for the Scotland team than any other. They were to become rich, powerful and well-nigh invulnerable on the pitch and to attract the largest support of any club in Britain."

John Cairney

------------------------------------------------------------------


"That is the story of the Rangers. They have had good times and bad times, critical times and times of exultation. No club with the same modest origin can claim so distinguished a record of achievement. They were not born in the lap of luxury. They have been the architects of their own fortune, and, simply because of that, they have become equipped with the moral resistive force to grapple with adversity, which is better than being coddled in the cradle and whining when the wind blows cold. May all who look upon the old club with a friendly eye stand prepared, by precept and example, to protect its interests and its good name."

John Allan

------------------------------------------------------------------


"The Glory of the Rangers lies not in never failing, but in returning stronger than ever before due to the challenges over-come. We learn from our past. We cherish our grand story. Our founders, just young lads, set the standards by which the Rangers exist to-day; hard-work, determination, loyalty and, above all else, the inherent desire to make Rangers FC the premier club of this fine country. Our greatest days lie ahead, and nothing can stop this Old Club from achieving its goals when all look forward with the same ambition. March on, Rangers! For every-day we make history. And a glorious history it is."

------------------------------------------------------------------


"Rangers have done so much to bolster Scotland's football prestige; much more, let's face it, than any other club, both at home and abroad, that they are looked on almost as a national eleven. They could be called the Scots Guards of football in this country."

Hugh Taylor

------------------------------------------------------------------


"'Royal' Rangers, the side with the most dedicated fans of all, fans who will follow their team to the ends of the earth. They are Scotland nowadays - in the same sense that Real Madrid is Spain."

Hugh Taylor

------------------------------------------------------------------


"And always, in this broad picture of Scottish football, one name towers above the rest like a colossus, and the name is, of course, Rangers. There is no getting away from it, nor indeed is there any reason why one should try to get away from it. The club, the fans, the players, all have their imperfections, but Rangers are the greatest football club in Scotland, have been so for many years, and very probably always will be, as long as the game is played. This is a fact of football life, and cannot reasonably be argued with."

John Fairgrieve

------------------------------------------------------------------


"I have been lucky - lucky in those who were around me from the boardroom to the dressing-room. In time of stress, their unstinted support, unbroken devotion to our club and calmness in adversity eased the task of making Rangers FC the premier club in this country."

"To be a Ranger is to sense the secred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football. They must be true in their conception of what the Ibrox tradition seeks from them. No true Ranger has ever failed in the tradition set him."

"Our very success, gained you will agree by skill, will draw more people than ever to see it. And that will benefit many more clubs than Rangers. Let the others come after us. We welcome the chase. It is healthy for all of us. We will never hide from it. Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the gallant pioneers."

Bill Struth

------------------------------------------------------------------


"However, the more formidable the challenge, the more earnest will be our efforts. And to The Rangers supporters, the most loyal on earth, I can make the firm promise that no energies will be spared by this club to ensure that the mighty traditions of the past will be continued."

John Lawrence

------------------------------------------------------------------


"Perhaps I may be permitted to claim that I did not let the old club down. But I must immediately add that my task was made infinitely lighter by the loyalty and support of all those around me and to them I pay homage. No sacrifice was accepted as such so long as it was for the club, no undertaking impossible and no victory for the individual. Because the family spirit within these walls has been nutured and shielded as a treasured cause."

Bill Struth
Friday, February 29th, 2008
7:43 pm
[wearetherangers]
Spread the word! It's the greatest story never told.
One of the most famous names in world football, the Rangers hold an almost unique position in the game. No club from the same era can claim as distinguished a history, as high a trophy count or such a large and loyal fanbase as the Light Blues. In fact, no other club in football can claim to have amassed more than Rangers’ 107 major trophies and the record home crowd for a domestic match of 118,567 is unsurpassed by all British clubs.

The late 1860s and early 1870s was when football first took its grip on Scotland and it was in February of 1872 that four teenagers – Moses and Peter McNeil, Peter Campbell and William McBeath - decided to form their own club, with Moses offering the name “Rangers.” The early days of the Rangers were very much a family affair with two more McNeils joining Peter Campbell’s brother and Alex and Tom Vallance. Despite having no strips, no ground to call their own and not even a ball, the Rangers survived and would evolve with the city of Glasgow to become Scotland’s premier club.

http://albionroad.com/club-histories/there-s-not-a-team-like-the-glasgow-rangers.html

http://albionroad.com/club-profiles/rangers.html
Thursday, February 28th, 2008
6:16 pm
[wearetherangers]
Mr Struth


Bill Struth is, without question, the greatest manager in football history. His association with Rangers lasted 42 years, from 1914 to 1956, and, in his 34 years as manager, he took Rangers to heights on and off the field that remain unmatched throughout the world. His trophy haul reads as follows:


* 18 Scottish League Championships
* 10 Scottish Cup
* 2 League Cups
* 7 wartime Championships
* 19 Glasgow Cups
* 17 Glasgow Charity Cups
* 7 wartime Cups
* Lord Provost's Rent Relief Fund Cup
* British Championship


Twenty five of the championships contested in his time as manager came to Ibrox Park.

"MR STRUTH raised Rangers to a place of prestige and honour which it would be difficult to equal in the world of football. I think the highest tribute I can possibly pay to a great man is to say I have always tried - and will always try - to follow, as best I can, the magnificent example he has left behind."

- Scot Symon (1956)


"He never wore a blue jersey, yet I believe that he was the greatest player the Rangers ever had. He was our 12th man. His very presence in the dressing-room was an inspiration. His words of encouragement before a match made us feel that he was going out on to the field with us. He could take victory with the same grace as defeat."

"Such was Mr. Struth, the greatest man I ever knew in football."

- Willie Waddell (1956)


"I have been lucky - lucky in those who were around me from the boardroom to the dressing-room. In time of stress, their unstinted support, unbroken devotion to our club and calmness in adversity eased the task of making Rangers FC the premier club in this country."

"To be a Ranger is to sense the sacred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football. They must be true in their conception of what the Ibrox tradition seeks from them. No true Ranger has ever failed in the tradition set him."

"Our very success, gained you will agree by skill, will draw more people than ever to see it. And that will benefit many more clubs than Rangers. Let the others come after us. We welcome the chase. It is healthy for us. We will never hide from it. Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the gallant pioneers."

- Bill Struth
4:06 pm
[wearetherangers]
I saw this online and thought it was outstanding.



"And always, in this broad picture of Scottish football, one name towers above the rest like a colossus, and the name is, of course, Rangers. There is no getting away from it, nor indeed is there any reason why one should try to get away from it. The club, the fans, the players, all have their imperfections, but Rangers are the greatest football club in Scotland, have been so for many years, and very probably always will be, as long as the game is played. This is a fact of football life, and cannot reasonably be argued with."
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
6:20 pm
[biene]
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
9:09 pm
[goolies_aberry]
New Strip?
This was in The Sun today as our new strip for next season.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
1:05 pm
[goolies_aberry]
Friendly
Just been confirmed that we'll play Chelsea at Ibrox on the 28th July.

Nice!!
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
8:07 pm
[glasgowprince]
Come on the light blues!
1-0 at parkhead! INTAE THEM!






And just coz the song magic!



Current Mood: ecstatic
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
8:53 am
[goolies_aberry]
Should never have been beat
but how many times have we said that?

Current Mood: disappointed
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
9:57 pm
[goolies_aberry]
Thomson Signs
Kevin Thomson from Hibs has this evening signed a 4 and a half year deal.

Interesting, see what else happens tomorrow!  Deadline day.
Monday, January 15th, 2007
1:06 pm
[goolies_aberry]
Latest Goings On
News from today reports that PLG is the new head coach of PSG (I heard that rumour before he'd left us).

We're also going to signing David Weir from Everton, 36yr old Central Defender.  I know we need to strengthen area but seems a bit old...

Looks like Webster will also be allowed to sign for us after the goings on with Hearts, the SFA and FIFA.  What a mess.
Saturday, January 13th, 2007
4:59 pm
[zander_1986]
No Surrender!..
Rangers 5 - 0 Dundee United

Walter Smith's first game in charge.
All Scots who scored.
Bazza back on the scoresheet and Captain.
Boyd scoring 2.
Wing Kings Charlie Adam and Chrissy Burke doing the Business.

Adam,
Burke,
Boyd,
Boyd,
Ferguson.

Hope this is a sign of things to come.. But it says something. Ok Dundee United aint great, however they are a heck of a lot better than St.Mirren who we only managed to draw with under Le Guen.

MON THE GERS!!!
Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
3:59 pm
[goolies_aberry]
Smith's Confirmed
 Smith's been confirmed as the new manager.
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
5:58 pm
[goolies_aberry]
New Manager
Apparently it's a done deal for a McCoist/Walter Smith management team, possibly Stuart McCall as well.
2:51 pm
[biene]
PLG Leaves Gers!!
PAUL LE GUEN''S reign as Rangers manager is over after just seven months - making it shortest reign in the club's history.

Rangers Football Club today announced by mutual agreement with Manager Paul Le Guen that he will relinquish his position as Manager of the first team with immediate effect.

Chairman Sir David Murray commented: "Having met with Paul it was clear that in the interests of the Club and all concerned we agreed jointly to him stepping down as Manager.

"We are all clearly disappointed with our current circumstances and will now focus on securing a suitable replacement. I would like to wish Paul and his management team well in the future."

Paul Le Guen stated: "I am disappointed to leave the Club, but I think it is the best solution for all concerned.I would like to thank all the people who helped me and my team during my spell in Scotland.

"In particular I would like to thank the Directors who at all times gave me their total support."

There will be no further comment from the Club regarding the Manager's position, Reserve Team Coach Ian Durrant will be temporarily responsible for first team training.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
5:35 pm
[biene]
Le Guen Gives His Reasons
PAUL LE GUEN has indicated that Barry Ferguson will have to change his ways if he is to have a future at Rangers.

The manager spoke out after today's 1-0 win over Motherwell and gave his reasons for stripping the midfielder of the captaincy and dropping him from the matchday squad.

The Frenchman revealed that in his opinion Ferguson was not carrying out his duties as captain in a proper manner and therefore the only option was to appoint Gavin Rae in his place.

It was not a decision Le Guen took lightly and while aware of the fans' frustrations, believes in the long term it is the correct decision for his team.

Paul told Rangers.co.uk: "It was a hard decision for me to make regarding Barry but in order to get a good team bonding it was one I felt necessary.

"I knew it would not be a popular choice but I had to do it.

"A captain must set a good example and I don't think this was the case. He must try to help his manager and team mates and again I didn't feel he was doing this.

"When you feel that a player does not back you then any manager has a decision to make.

"I don't know what the future holds, it remains to be seen.

"I don't know if Barry wants to continue with us but if he does he will have to change his behaviour that much is clear.

"It wasn't an easy decision and I know it will be tough, but I have to cope with that."
3:14 pm
[zander_1986]
Rangers Till I Die...
PLG GTF
(Paul Le Guen) (Get tae France)
Monday, January 1st, 2007
11:18 am
[mountaindj]
LeGuen chasing Barry Ferguson out??
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/r/rangers/6223023.stm

So let me get this straight: our new manager, under whom we have had disastrous results, and whose imports have mostly done NOTHING, decides that he is going to get rid of the one guy who has given everything to Rangers for almost his entire career?
 
For our recent losses, our new manager is going to scapegoat the one guy who has been working his ass off, and is playing well enough to deserve wearing the Rangers strip?

I'm not someone who jumps on managers and prays for a sacking, but in this case I'll make an exception. Instead of letting LeGuen get rid of Ferguson, my New Year's wish is that the board steps in and relieves us of LeGuen. He's certainly displayed no ability to lead the team to respectability, let alone back to the days where Rangers were one of the world's bigger clubs.


[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com