We’ve criticised the club’s running a lot in recent times, amid some accusations at us from the unenlightened that we’re not real Rangers fans.
We can handle that, and frankly we’re not interested in what our detractors might think, only what is best for Rangers, and with that in mind if we’re not going to offer solutions, why criticise?
We’re not professional board members, we’re not CEOs, we’re not more than any other fan site – we’re just fans eager to see the club thrive.
So with that said, here’s our constructive suggestions about how things can improve at the club to the fans’ satisfaction and feel like we’re going in the right direction.
1: Douglas Park steps down. We think it’s time for a new chairman who actually wants to be in the position – John Bennett may well be the man for now, but Park, as an Ibrox Noise regular suggested recently, is likely to be reluctant as a chairman. His priority is his car dealership, he’s run his course as club steward – we’d like to see him return to being a director (non-executive) and someone with Rangers as priority in the position.
2: Call an EGM – let fans have their say on any potential board positions – if fans endorse the current board, we’ll happily kowtow to that. But we suspect a few on the seats won’t survive any vote.
3: Far superior communication, and not through controlled channels like fan sites and pro-Rangers publications. By using pro-Rangers media, it’s coming across as biased and insincere. Accept going to a neutral one, or even an anti-Rangers one – demonstrate you can be held to account with hard questions from someone who doesn’t like you, rather than yes men who are ultimately your fodder and will ask what you want them to.
4: A tonne more investment in the first team – that Gio got more than Steven Gerrard doesn’t matter, the summer window was a shambles and while cash was spent, not enough, and Rangers’ squad is weaker now than it was before the window opened. We have money now, use it!
5: Less contracts to the aging players, and stop targeting kids – start signing quality players with a bit of cash and reputation to them. Colak was a good example of this – and he’s worked out well so far.
6: Stop the stubbornness Gio – it led to Stevie’s undoing, and repeatedly picking the likes of Goldson and even Sands when there are better options (King, and why else did we sign Davies) is folly. Not to mention McLaughlin.
7: A new managing director – Stewart Robertson has been an absolute joke in the position, truly terrible. There’s little more we can say here. And maybe rename it back to CEO which is what it actually is.
8: Lastly, dump the Sporting Director notion – it really hasn’t worked, and was a King error. While it’s not been a total flop, Mark Allen and Ross Wilson haven’t been terribly popular, and we feel the old days of a Patriach Walter type manager who controlled it all was a lot more trustworthy.
These are just 8 ideas we have. You might think they’re terrible, you might love them.
But it’s better than nothing.