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RST statement: The Rangers Supporters Trust (RST) is deeply concerned with …

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RST statement:

The Rangers Supporters Trust (RST) is deeply concerned with last nights BBC programme, Scotland 2014. It is yet another example of the ongoing perceived anti Rangers bias from our national broadcaster.

Firstly, reading from a prewritten script, it was stated that Rangers had been stripped of titles. This is clearly not the case. The Rangers support have fought hard to ensure our titles remained. It is incomprehensible that the BBC can get such a simple fact wrong, especially from a prewritten script.

Secondly, the selection of Angela Haggerty as a guest is perplexing. Her association with Phil MacGiollaBhain, a man regarded as being tarred with a sickening sectarian brush, was mentioned on the show. Surely this should have ruled her out of appearing on the show? Furthermore, why was a Celtic supporter with no qualifications in complex tax matters appearing to discuss the first-tier tribunal.

Whilst the need for balance is required, that does not warrant a Rangers side and a Celtic side. This issue surrounds Rangers, therefore for balance to be achieved it should have been a Rangers representative, as there was, and perhaps a tax expert. Not a Celtic supporting blogger.

Can the BBC justify the involvement of Ms Haggerty on this issue?

It was also of concern that Angela Haggerty stated “HMRC will continue to fight this”. Is this a case of leaked information from HMRC, or is it just wishful thinking?

The BBC should clarify this immediately.

The RST will follow this statement up with a direct complaint about this substandard reporting on Rangers FC. This unfortunately appears to be a consistent theme from an organisation which was once highly regarded for its journalistic impartiality.

Journalistic impartiality and basic professionalism appear to be sadly lacking at BBC Scotland where Rangers FC is concerned.

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The Way it Works
TUESDAY, 29 JULY 2014 16:30
Rangers Launch Club Membership
WRITTEN BY RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB
Rangers Launch Club Membership
MANAGER Ally McCoist and Captain Lee McCulloch joined a group of fans at Murray Park today (Tuesday 29, July 2014) to launch Rangers Club Membership – an initiative designed to bring supporters closer than ever to their Club.

As this is the inaugural season for Club Membership all supporters who join will become Founder Members including all season ticket holders, who will automatically receive complimentary Founder Membership.
Club Members will enjoy a series of exclusive benefits bringing them closer to the Club and the team as well as access to Member only events and promotions.
Membership will bring enhanced participation with the Club including the ability for Members to apply for a position on the Fans Board and to vote in the Fans Board elections; exclusive members only email in advance of every home game; Members only prize draws; behind the scenes experiences including Q&A sessions with the Manager/CEO/Players and a Members only training day at Ibrox.
Members will also have the chance to enjoy discounts across the Club including Matchday Hospitality, Ibrox Stadium Tours and non-matchday dining at the Argyle House Restaurant.
As a Rangers Junior Founder Member supporters will have the opportunity to be mascots at home games, have access to exclusive online content and competitions and will receive a Junior Founder Member only pack including a scarf, wristband, bag and stickers in addition to their Founder Member badge, certificate and card.
Season ticket holders can take up their benefits from today and their pack, which includes the Founder Member badge, certificate and card will be issued in the next 4-6 weeks.
Non season ticket holders can purchase Club Membership online at rangers.co.uk/membership priced £24.99 plus P&P* for adults and £14.99 plus P&P* for juniors. Members can benefit from the many benefits right away and Founder Member welcome packs will be posted within 4-6 weeks from purchase.
Ally McCoist commented: “This initiative is a fantastic way for our fans to get closer than ever to their Club. As Rangers Founder Members supporters can apply to join the Fans Board or vote in the upcoming Fans Board elections, have the opportunity to take part in exclusive Q&A sessions with the CEO and myself, attend a members only training session at Ibrox or have the chance of a behind the scenes tour of Murray Park.
“I am also delighted that all Rangers season ticket holders are being given Founder Member status automatically and will receive all the benefits associated with that. Our supporters have shown unbelievable passion, loyalty and commitment to Rangers, especially in the last few seasons, and I can’t thank them enough for their continued backing.
“I encourage all fans to become Founder Members of the Club, get even closer and take advantage of the exclusive range of benefits on offer. We are on our way back to the top of Scottish football and together the journey will be much easier.”
Lee McCulloch added: “The Rangers fans are the lifeblood of this great institution and initiatives like Club Membership are a key way to reward that incredible loyalty. Our supporters have backed the team in huge numbers at Ibrox and in away games in the past few seasons and I am sure they will get right behind us once again when the campaign begins.
“The players and management staff are all looking forward to the opening league game against Hearts where we will unfurl the League One flag and honour the late Sandy Jardine and I ask all Rangers fans to sign up for Club Membership and be part of this exciting initiative.”
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or have the chance of a behind the scenes tour of Murray Park
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they better be quick with that one

500,000 fans £25 each

problems sorted :mrgreen:


The Way it Works
Rangers boss Ally McCoist wants answers following latest tax case judgement
Ally McCoist: Wants questions answered after HMRC appeal denied

Ally McCoist wants key questions answered after the tax office lost its appeal over oldco Rangers’ use of employee benefit trusts.

The Rangers boss believes the club, including former owner Sir David Murray, and fans are owed answers over the so-called ‘Big Tax Case’.

An upper tier tax tribunal judge last week dismissed the appeal by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which argued that payments made from the benefit trusts to players and other employees should be taxable.

The Murray Group, who formerly owned Rangers, argued they were loans. The ruling effectively substantially reduces HMRC’s £46.2m tax demands, about three-quarters of which referred to the liquidated oldco Rangers club.

Speaking to Sky Sports News at Edinburgh airport as the squad flew out to begin a pre-season tour of north America, McCoist said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Sir David Murray. Sir David actually said also that there are no winners in the case and that doesn’t seem to be too far away from the truth.

“I think it’s a little bit, if anything, satisfaction for the club, for our ex-players, for the supporters, for everybody really, but at the same time, I won’t lie, this will slightly leave a bitter taste in the mouth after what has happened to us in the last two or three years.

“Everybody’s got an explanation to do – probably HMRC, the people that pursued it – there’s a lot of questions that now have to be answered.

“You don’t want to look back, we want to look forward, but at the same time the relevant authorities will have to explain one or two decisions.

“Sir David Murray deserves one or two answers as well. I’ll be watching with interest to see the outcome perhaps of one or two statements and one or two questions that hopefully will be answered.”

The upper tier tribunal has ordered that some of the payments be re-examined, including termination and “guaranteed bonus” payments.

The case played a part in the club entering administration in February 2012 before oldco Rangers was liquidated in June the same year. The club was relaunched as a new company and the judgement has no impact on the current Rangers regime.
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only thing missing is who are these people


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Peace – Not War
from the herald article
 and sale of the club by David Murray to Craig Whyte for a quid when a quick google search would have thrown up some doubts about the supposed billionaire who lived in Monaco
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did no one at the herald google him before copy and pasting the press releases that he was a real rangers man with money to burn


Peace – Not War
definitely a sarcastic swipe the author of the piece in the record  is a  rangers blogger 
Alan ClarkFreelance Sports Journalist
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Content Editor and WriterCopland Road OrganizationNovember 2012 – December 2015 (3 years 2 months)

Features Editor and WriterWATP MagazineOctober 2013 – Present (3 years 2 months)Articles for the no.1 unofficial Rangers magazine. Experience has included aspects like interviews, player profiles, opinion pieces and ghost-writing columns. To date, I have interviewed; Michael Mols, Gordon Smith, Lee McCulloch, Fraser Aird, Marco Negri, Steven Simonsen, Darren McGregor, Gordon Reid (wheelchair tennis), Vladimir Weiss, Andy Halliday and Rob Kiernan.

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History, Neighbours and Made Up News
semis are
Morton aberdeen
rangers  celtic


History, Neighbours and Made Up News
GOOSYGOOSYSEPTEMBER 22, 2016 at 17:16       24 Votes 
PADDY MALARKEYSEPTEMBER 22, 2016 at 12:38 Sorry if this has been raised already (slow as well as thick,me) but I’ve just noticed that Aberdeen play St johnstone, a Premiership team, tonight . TRFC played QoS on Tuesday .  Aberdeen play TRFC on Sunday, having {probably/possibly)had a more testing match and having two days less recovery time . How did that happen ?

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Whats the problem?The name of the game is to keep funding the establishment clubTRFC will play Morton in the semi and who cares if Celtic face Aberdeen or St JohnstoneThe TRFC ties were decided months ago Just like they always are

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Suttons involved in  the draw 
cant see him being involved in any fix to favour a team from Ibrox


Staying On The Problem
OHN CLARKAUGUST 6, 2016 at 18:17 0 0  Rate This 
So, the wee man whose salary we paid via the BBC licence fee, the wee man who dismissed Campbell Ogilvie’s EBT as hardly the cost of a good night out, and who tried, on air, repeatedly to mislead people into thinking that Dave king was not a convicted criminal, has retired!And he bloody well pops up as a guest on off the Ball!Nothing like being looked after by BBC Radio Scotland for toeing the party line loyally, eh, what? While others are not supported for speaking the truth.
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He was on Radio Scotlands champions league coverage on weds at Celtic Park  I heard the end of it and he was reporting on the Rodgers news conference after the game 


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