Questions for the club

TheStandardBearer

Well-Known Member
PR needs to be addressed.

Seems an absolute idiotic decision from the club to improve on so many fronts yet leave this area so badly neglected.

Our website is also shambolic.
 

BlueMalky

Active Member
Stewart Robertson mentioned a feasibility study for expanding the stadium capacity by 2-3000. Any detail on the outcome of this?

In a similar vein, have the board investigated the possibility of replacing the support structures for the roofs of the 3 newer stands to allow the corners to be filled to full height without replacing the actual roofs themselves

Finally, have any moves been made to secure the land around the Albion for expanded car parking including improved access/egress arrangements?
 
Out of curiosity, whats the chances that people that are on season tick waiting list, are actually going to get one. Does it depend on there stand preference or how does it work?
 

Teddy bear

Well-Known Member
Now that the Old Firm Final emails are out/in the process of being sent out we can move on to some other things for a bit.

I'm interested in what fans think are the biggest issues at the club and the things that we would most like to see.

Just a little bit of brainstorming
The general match day experience is poor.
From the terrible food to the terrible music played before the match and at half time.
Most importantly though the atmosphere, safe standing and/or moving and expanding the union bears to a more prominent location is a must.
 

Uddy Gers

Well-Known Member
I’d also agree with the music, I can’t be arsed listening to Calvin Harris.

From 2pm until around 2:50pm (if it’s 3pm KO) should be Rangers songs only, we have plenty to fill that time period. Then let the fans build the atmosphere for the final 10 mins pre kick off. Then simply the best and blue sea of Ibrox can be used as normal.

Also can we stop the rave tunes right after we’ve scored, there’s nothing better than the Ibrox roar and we should be showcasing that to the world in Europe, not attempting to drown it out with Bits n Pieces.
 

Ubik

Well-Known Member
The general match day experience is poor.
for me its get to the stadium as late as possible so less standing .Half time never go for somethign to eat or drink, the enclosure queue's are huge and its shite. Final whistle goes, leave to the pub.

Arrive as close to 3pm as possible, leave as quickly as you can. There's very little match day experience within ibrox for normal punters
 

gerz1873

Well-Known Member
In the short term, the catering needs overhauled/modernised.
Safe standing to help the atmosphere and to relocate the away fans of possible. I sit near the front of the Sandy Jardine stand who employ the tallest ball boy in the world, maybe get him a seat to sit on!
 

Greg Marshall

Well-Known Member
Great. Now that we've fed all that back I am sure our SLO - who the club are forced and obliged to appoint by UEFA, not the club's choice - will get it all sorted and the board will get to work on these points straight away.

Does anyone really think there is any sincerity in any of this "engagement"??

They have this or a survey every year - and still our catering is shit, still no standing section, still UB's tucked away in BF1, still no PR, still failing to defend us in the media, still poor communications, still a poor matchday experience.
For context in order to achieve the highest licensing criteria, the club is obliged to appoint and an SLO, however that appointment can take many forms. In many clubs, the SLO role is a tack on to ticketing or marketing, in others its a volunteer role. The club has taken my role seriously and appointed me in a full-time position.

We have had the survey 2 years in a row. The fan update addressed much of the reactions to the first survey and the results of the second survey are influencing decisions. The issues in this thread have been discussed internally and many have pending solutions that will be revealed at the right time.

Safe Standing is complicated by many factors - including our club record ST sales. The club understands there is a demand for it among an element of the support.
 

liamm1972

Member
For context in order to achieve the highest licensing criteria, the club is obliged to appoint and an SLO, however that appointment can take many forms. In many clubs, the SLO role is a tack on to ticketing or marketing, in others its a volunteer role. The club has taken my role seriously and appointed me in a full-time position.

We have had the survey 2 years in a row. The fan update addressed much of the reactions to the first survey and the results of the second survey are influencing decisions. The issues in this thread have been discussed internally and many have pending solutions that will be revealed at the right time.

Safe Standing is complicated by many factors - including our club record ST sales. The club understands there is a demand for it among an element of the support.
Understand it is very complicated, and glad i am not on the other side having to organise it, although that has been nearly 2 seasons it has been spoke about, is there any progress on it at all or still feasibility stage?
 

JamieBTB

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
For context in order to achieve the highest licensing criteria, the club is obliged to appoint and an SLO, however that appointment can take many forms. In many clubs, the SLO role is a tack on to ticketing or marketing, in others its a volunteer role. The club has taken my role seriously and appointed me in a full-time position.

We have had the survey 2 years in a row. The fan update addressed much of the reactions to the first survey and the results of the second survey are influencing decisions. The issues in this thread have been discussed internally and many have pending solutions that will be revealed at the right time.

Safe Standing is complicated by many factors - including our club record ST sales. The club understands there is a demand for it among an element of the support.
shouldn't be complicated. we rent our seats not own them they should be moved. You're not going to stop supporting the team because you're getting asked to sit somewhere else that would be ridiculously selfish
 

The Huguenot

Well-Known Member
Ban all journalists.

No games covered by bbc home or away.

Improved press releases by the club.

Greggs to take over catering.

Better facilities for parents with children to eat and relax before the game (away from pubs).

I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work and money by the Dave King and the board since taking ownership of the club.
 

Bluebrox

Well-Known Member
For context in order to achieve the highest licensing criteria, the club is obliged to appoint and an SLO, however that appointment can take many forms. In many clubs, the SLO role is a tack on to ticketing or marketing, in others its a volunteer role. The club has taken my role seriously and appointed me in a full-time position.

We have had the survey 2 years in a row. The fan update addressed much of the reactions to the first survey and the results of the second survey are influencing decisions. The issues in this thread have been discussed internally and many have pending solutions that will be revealed at the right time.

Safe Standing is complicated by many factors - including our club record ST sales. The club understands there is a demand for it among an element of the support.
So no real progress on anything. More pondering and lack of communication. Just as I thought.

Safe standing is only "complicated" if you want to make it complicated. No-one owns their bit of plastic. The club are making the implementation of safe standing seem impossible when it absolutely isn't.......if there was genuine intent!

I just wish Robertson and co would come out and admit that they don't want it and stop all these ridiculous delaying tactics.

Any chance of Chief Executive getting appointed?! Badly needed.
 

StokeyBear

Well-Known Member
Another vote for safe standing.

Also feel the match day experience is pretty poor. People have been complaining about the music for years now, it´s something so easy to change but the club appear to be reluctant to change it. I do not want to be hearing the likes of Katie Perry or Justin Bieber 15 mins before kick off, there is a wealth of good Rangers songs yet we choose to ignore them. I don´t know if this is a tactic to draw in the younger fans but I assure you no one is coming to Ibrox to listen to chart music. We´re there for Rangers, nothing else.
 

RfcWATP

Well-Known Member
For context in order to achieve the highest licensing criteria, the club is obliged to appoint and an SLO, however that appointment can take many forms. In many clubs, the SLO role is a tack on to ticketing or marketing, in others its a volunteer role. The club has taken my role seriously and appointed me in a full-time position.

We have had the survey 2 years in a row. The fan update addressed much of the reactions to the first survey and the results of the second survey are influencing decisions. The issues in this thread have been discussed internally and many have pending solutions that will be revealed at the right time.

Safe Standing is complicated by many factors - including our club record ST sales. The club understands there is a demand for it among an element of the support.
Get those who want the safe standing to pay a little extra for there ST and get those who are having to move a little discount on there ST.

I’m sure that would be more than acceptable for both parties. I would happily pay a little extra for safe standing as the atmosphere sometimes is awful and I feel it would improve this.
 

Bluebrox

Well-Known Member
Get those who want the safe standing to pay a little extra for there ST and get those who are having to move a little discount on there ST.

I’m sure that would be more than acceptable for both parties. I would happily pay a little extra for safe standing as the atmosphere sometimes is awful and I feel it would improve this.
Far too sensible mate.

But, I actually think if we were ever to get round to getting safe standing (no laughing at the back) it would probably be in the BF. And I think there would be least resistance to it from that area of the ground. I'd like to think most ST holders in there would jump at the chance to be part of a standing section. But if not, then, yes they could be given an alternative.

Clubs in Germany did all this with the minimum of fuss and it has been a resounding success. Their clubs understsnd fan culture and want to give their fans the best possible matchday experience. Here?? It couldn't be more different :(
 

RfcWATP

Well-Known Member
Far too sensible mate.

But, I actually think if we were ever to get round to getting safe standing (no laughing at the back) it would probably be in the BF. And I think there would be least resistance to it from that area of the ground. I'd like to think most ST holders in there would jump at the chance to be part of a standing section. But if not, then, yes they could be given an alternative.

Clubs in Germany did all this with the minimum of fuss and it has been a resounding success. Their clubs understsnd fan culture and want to give their fans the best possible matchday experience. Here?? It couldn't be more different :(
most people stand anyway in BF so I think your right. Don’t have a clue what the clubs issue with it is.

I’m not an expert but I wouldn’t say it would be extremely costly.
 

thevietnambear

Well-Known Member
Pies, safe standing, the telly's in bar72 etc can all wait just now. Surely the number one thing to be addressed is today's developments.
Pies and feckin televisions are you feckin joking there is more important issues than this sh*te
 

Bluebrox

Well-Known Member
most people stand anyway in BF so I think your right. Don’t have a clue what the clubs issue with it is.

I’m not an expert but I wouldn’t say it would be extremely costly.
It certainly wouldn't be costly.

Kilmarnock are in the middle of the process of installing a section at their ground. 400 spaces, at a cost of £40k. So not costly at all.
 

Bar72loyal

Well-Known Member
Now that the Old Firm Final emails are out/in the process of being sent out we can move on to some other things for a bit.

I'm interested in what fans think are the biggest issues at the club and the things that we would most like to see.

Just a little bit of brainstorming
Champagne Jill out the jail
 

Bluebrox

Well-Known Member
Pies and feckin televisions are you feckin joking there is more important issues than this sh*te
It all adds up though. And did you see the vlog from the Porto section when they were at Ibrox and the absolute slagging the pies/food took?! Doesn't create a good impression.

We should be looking to do the best we can in every single aspect of our club. It's called standards. These have slipped terribly.
 

RfcWATP

Well-Known Member
It certainly wouldn't be costly.

Kilmarnock are in the middle of the process of installing a section at their ground. 400 spaces, at a cost of £40k. So not costly at all.
I didn’t know Kilmarnock are getting safe standing, no excuse for our board!
 

bluetonic

Well-Known Member
Plank of wood above me in the enclosure has been broke for years. Do i need to bring a plank and some nails to fix it myself?
How long has it been there? As we have had plenty of players over the recent years who could have been a replacement :cool:
 

MSF

Well-Known Member
For context in order to achieve the highest licensing criteria, the club is obliged to appoint and an SLO, however that appointment can take many forms. In many clubs, the SLO role is a tack on to ticketing or marketing, in others its a volunteer role. The club has taken my role seriously and appointed me in a full-time position.

We have had the survey 2 years in a row. The fan update addressed much of the reactions to the first survey and the results of the second survey are influencing decisions. The issues in this thread have been discussed internally and many have pending solutions that will be revealed at the right time.

Safe Standing is complicated by many factors - including our club record ST sales. The club understands there is a demand for it among an element of the support.
“An alement”

The majority of folk who replied to the fan survey wanting safe standing.
 

Grigo Yossarian

Well-Known Member
Rangers were pish until very recently, why didn't you stop watching?

The womens team is part of the club, you don't have to actively support it but there is no reason not to make it the best it can be.
To me it’s a growth opportunity in the decades ahead Necro.

If we were to become number one in Scotland & play regularly in the CL I wouldn’t rule out 15,000 crowds if we were at home to Chelsea or Lyon or the likes given our crowds. And at home to the tims in a league game ?

But most are against it currently.
 

Bluebrox

Well-Known Member
“An alement”

The majority of folk who replied to the fan survey wanting safe standing.
Exactly. And that "element" stand in their thousands at every away game.

It's like banging your head against a brick wall!
 

Bluebrox

Well-Known Member
Stop playing pop music at full blast prior to kick off, quite clearly deliberately done too. Also stop playing music after a goal. That jumped the shark about 2001.
The music after the goal is utterly embarrassing and tin-pot.

There are far too many people within our club who have absolutely no idea what constitutes a proper football environment for fans within our stadium. They are so out of touch.

Engagemrnt, dialogue, understanding, communication and togetherness between the fans and the club is utterly abysmal.

Once in a blue moon they will send out the SLO to gather feedback, so it makes them look as if they are engaging with fans. Nothing happens. Tick box exercise.
 

DejaVoodoo

Well-Known Member
Isn't the contract for the catering up in the summer, so I would imagine things like concourse improvements and paying via card will probably be implemented then.
 

Bluebrox

Well-Known Member
Isn't the contract for the catering up in the summer, so I would imagine things like concourse improvements and paying via card will probably be implemented then.
Let's hope so mate, on both counts.

Would be nice to bring out catering set up into this century.
 

The Moon on Mars is Blue

Well-Known Member
I am too old for it now but safe standing ,my preference at the Copland Rd stand, Catering, other than the occasional corporate day, I have not bought anything at the catering in 30 yrs. .It's so poor the match day experience is poor. I was in Vancouver last year and took in a game ,what a difference. The club web site is poor and not kept up to date. Excluding the last few days Tax case issue as that's obviously got to be dealt with. , I would look at our PR as it's so poor and reactive. It would take a long time but unlike others we appear to have no political backing to any great extent and this needs to be looked at. Others in the city have had this stitched up over the last 30 yrs.
 
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