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  1. As for they guys wearing Blades shirts. Are you sure it wasn't one of these? Fans have been wearing old replica strips after refusing to put money in Ashley's coffers for the past few seasons. On the other hand, of course they may well have been at the wind up?? Personally I & my companions had a great day out & enjoyed the fans mixing. Others may have had a different experience but thanks for having us Wednesday.
  2. I've read a lot of comments on the incident on Rangers Media, Owlstalk & Follow Follow & there are various reports on what happened ranging from his green wig & hand been stolen to the guy being assaulted. I'm not going to defend what happened if it's true & I know this doesn't change anything, however there are more than a few genuine good guys among our support as well as some idiots. Here's a selection. https://www.youcaring.com/johnburkhillmacmillancancersupport-891488 Best of luck to you John with your worthwhile charity.
  3. Rangers have played friendlies in England against Arsenal, Portsmouth, Blackpool, Bristol City, Owls & Derby since Manchester in 2008. No trouble at all. They've also played Manchester U in the Champions League. Estimated 150,000 Rangers fans in Manchester that day including myself. Less than 40 arrests, not all of them Rangers fans. Happy to condemn those who caused & got involved in trouble that day, but to say that's the reasons for reduced numbers is quite frankly wrong.
  4. Steve, this is a shambles. So far Wednesday have given us 7,000 tickets which have sold out. Rangers have asked about extra tickets but haven't had a response yet. As you said, there are hundreds of fans who have booked hotels & buses on the basis Rangers were to get 9,500 tickets. The RSC I was promised tickets from, have only received 30 after applying for 84. There are four of us living here in Sheffield without tickets (any help appreciated ;-)) that look like ending up in the neighbouring stand. I suspect we'll be joined by at least 1,000 others. The alternative is having a large number of fans shut outside drinking all day which isn't going to end well. Fans will still travel, ticket or not. Perhaps, the SAG & SY Police should take that into account.
  5. I'd disagree with that. I'm guessing that 's from the younger ones. 2002 - took 10,000 to Bradford http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=bradford%20v%20rangers%202002&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&ved=0CEsQtwIwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEdStCF9v8kQ&ei=JIDyUcTVJYzGPcfogVg&usg=AFQjCNGHK_8exA1t-7dXITALKxlPeCbIXA 2004 - took 15,000 to Newcastle http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=newcastle%20v%20rangers%202004&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ultimatebuzz.net%2Fforum%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D25083&ei=WIDyUcb9EInAPMidgMgN&usg=AFQjCNFB2FABux0LsH9mlB0zEElEnj2mUg 2006 - took 17,000 to Derby http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=derby%20v%20rangers%202006%20mcminn&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CDYQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.followfollow.com%2Fnews%2Ftmnw%2Fsixgoal_thriller_at_derby_281096%2Findex.shtml&ei=LoHyUZyRM4O1PNfUgagD&usg=AFQjCNEaiVK_BCkQffC7I8IXMn-pM_tN8A&bvm=bv.49784469,d.d2k The Newcastle game was possibly one of the best atmospheres I've experienced at an away game. Newcastle fans we chatted to in the pubs beforehand just kept saying "Cannae believe they've given ye the Gallowgate man." Over & over. There was one Bouncy that just went on for ever. Great moment when the police saw the Newcastle fans running toward the 'Rangers end' & panicked only for the Geordies to stop & launch their scarves into the crowd which received a huge cheer before returning the favour with our scarves & hats. This was followed by a 'Toon Army" chant from Rangers & a 'Rangers' chant in response from them. Derby was good too. They had to put the kick off back to let the crowd get in. Interesting fact(?) You broke the attendance record the day before, for the fixture v Derby only for us to break it again on the Sunday. Funniest moment - the linesman dropped his flag (or did it come off it's stick)? & a Rangers fan jumped over & gave him a Union Jack as a replacement. The good humoured linesman used the UJ for a good few mins much to the delight of all attending. I remember there was a 9-in-a-row chant which went on for about 15mins. Bradford was sullied by a home fan who thought it'd be funny to suddenly expose his C*lt*c shirt & wave the Irish flag. He was removed. Great atmosphere & day though. Thanks for posting the Union Bears video RU. A good watch. I agree - the Wednesday fans made us welcome & I enjoyed a few hours drinking with them at the Jubilee. It's a shame it was a midweek game & that the SYP or Sheffield City Council or whoever it was overreacted to both the original idea of it being a weekend & then to limit the number of tickets sold. Hopefully they'll learn from this. To be fair, the police I spoke to after the game couldn't have been more friendly & wished us a safe journey home. I think the hospitality shown by the Wednesday fans made it an even more enjoyable experience & hope we can do it again. On the pitch I thought we were poor first half & average second half. Wednesday looked stronger & more solid while we need to learn how to pass to our own men instead of shooting cross balls to each other which would be difficult to catch let alone control. I thought reserve keeper Gallacher did ok but Bell will be back in goal on Sunday & I'd expect Foster, Moshni & Hutton to be back in the starting X1. However 7 of the team that started on Wed should start on Sun plus 3 that came on as subs so clearly there is much work to be done. Thanks again Wednesday & good luck for the season.
  6. Excellent well thought out post. And if you had another brain cell, you'd be a plant! Ooh that was easy! Dear me! When I joined this board I thought I might get some interesting debate with people with a bit of intelligence & knowledge of the "beautiful game" Just goes to show - you can't educate pork. And yes - I'm from Glasgow - East End.
  7. Did he walk away & leave the club he holds so dear? Err yes! Best example = Lee Wallace. A current international & a better player than some of those who chose to move on to the EPL & Championship. If there was one person that would have stuck by Rangers it's Ally McCoist.
  8. Lee Wallace did, Ian Black did, but no you're right McCabe wouldn't get chosen for Scotland. He was a fringe player in the Premier League but would have had a chance to establish himself in the first team in Div 3. I doubt that very much. His last game for the U21s was v Luxembourg in September 2012. He was an unused sub for the next fixture v Austria & didn't even make the bench for the last game v Luxembourg in March. Either he's gone backwards or he's been overtaken by others like Bannigan from Partick Th & Armstrong from Dundee U. Given the situation the club found itself in, his situation was no different to any of the others.
  9. He walked away while others stayed to fight for the cause. Not even worth discussing.
  10. It's a really disappointing decision all round, less people through the turnstiles, the liklihood of loads of ticketless fans roaming around etc. I've no idea if this is true, but I heard that the game was supposed to be on a weekend but SYP vetoed this & moved it to midweek. So instead of fans travelling down Saturday morning, having a drink before going to the game then back on the trains & buses afterwards, arriving home that evening, there will be people coming down Wednesday morning drinking all day & night & travelling back Thursday. Potentially there will be away fans in the home ends. I don't see that as a major problem TBH but having been in the away end following Rangers in Scotland, England & abroad it's not much fun. You either spend the match sitting on your hands or engaging the locals in over polite conversation in a patronising manner while out of the corner of your eye all your fellow supporters are bouncing away singing their heads off having a great time. Plus it only takes one ars*h*le & every club has it's fair share of them.
  11. According to the Ticket Office at Ibrox -all tickets sold out. No further allocation. They were expecting a further allocation but this will not happen now. The person I spoke to couldn't confirm whether it was the top tier or the whole of the Leppings Lane stand, just that the allocation they were given has now been sold & there won't be any more on sale.
  12. I think there's every chance of that happening. Rangers website is saying that all tickets are sold out. I know for a fact there is a large number of fans still wanting tickets. I doubt this is a recipe for disaster but if there is an area available (North Stand or part of) for where tickets could be sold then what's the problem ffs get 'em sold. Is it Sheffield Wednesday? Rangers? SY Police?
  13. Most of them I think. More my Dad's era than mine but I've heard uncles talk about Jerry Dawson - 240 apps, 14 caps, Dougie Gray - 500 apps, 10 caps, David Meiklejohn 500 apps, 15 caps, Bob McPhail 410 apps, 261 goals. Jimmy Smith 234 apps, 225 goals, who I met in the District Bar in Govan once - guy said 'Do you know who this is?' & introduced him. He was 91 at the time. The above programme's worth a few thousand pounds by the way. Great bit of research. I wasn't aware of this match & tried to find any record of it without luck.
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