What is Craig Houston’s role at the club these days?

Tomted

Well-Known Member
Don’t know Craig Houston but from what I read it always seemed that he was prepared to make sacrifices in his personal life through his concern for Rangers at what was a terrible time for our club.
 

Allybear

Member
I only met Craig once, and he posted some flyers on scribd asking for as many supporters to print off as many as possible, (spivs out and the long firm). We handed them out before kick off, folks didnt have a clue as to what he was trying to do for the club. He played a very significant part in raising awareness of the danger we were in, at a time when many thought he was just scare mongering. He stuck his neck out.

Dark days that im glad to see the back of.
 

Trevor Reznick

Active Member
Craig is the guy at the forefront of the SOS Football Academy mate.
Remember it was suggested Sons of Struth be renamed Weans of Wilton when someone traced Craig’s family tree and found he was directly descended to William Wilton through his mother. Craig had no inkling until it was pointed out to him, so no doubt Rangers were in his blood.
Great to see him around the Club and always good for a chat about the SOS Academy.
 

Strickland Banks

Well-Known Member
If Dave King and the 3 Bears were the brains and the money behind our liberation, make no mistake, Craig Houston was a major battlefield general and responsible for the biggest pair of boots (and balls) on the ground.

The guy did so at much personal sacrifice and in very hostile and intimidatory environments, dealing against the rats.

Any Rangers supporters who have not read ‘Sons of Struth Demand the Truth’ should do so. It’s a great read.

If I am ever fortunate to meet Craig Houston, I hope
To shake his hand, thank him and buy him a drink.
 

Prestwick_ Bear

Well-Known Member
If Dave King and the 3 Bears were the brains and the money behind our liberation, make no mistake, Craig Houston was a major battlefield general and responsible for the biggest pair of boots (and balls) on the ground.

The guy did so at much personal sacrifice and in very hostile and intimidatory environments, dealing against the rats.

Any Rangers supporters who have not read ‘Sons of Struth Demand the Truth’ should do so. It’s a great read.

If I am ever fortunate to meet Craig Houston, I hope
To shake his hand, thank him and buy him a drink.
You might just see Craig with a high viz vest mate, just look out for him.
 

Roscoblue

Well-Known Member
whats your issue? Sandy was part of the sos just as Craig was so why shouldnt he be applauded for what they done. Cant just pick and chose because of one persons life away from ibrox.
Sandy has spent the majority of his life using our Club’s name to organise fights with moronic like minded arseholes throughout Europe and any link to him tarnishes Rangers name.
 

Grigo Yossarian

Well-Known Member
Will be completely honest and I know ill prob get tore to shreds but I was one of the people to ignore Craig and not care what he had to say. I was fed up with everything and just wanted to watch my team. I didn't boycott and renewed my season ticket as well as I thought that if I didn't then we could potentially lose our club forever, I thought with no money coming in the chancers in charge would sell and mortgage everything they possibly could for the funds to keep us going.

Looking back on it now I have nothing but gratitude for Craig and the rest of the guys who broke ranks and took part in the boycott and got actively involved.
It was a hard time.

I was one of them outside with him but, to be honest, I never had any I’ll feeling towards bears who adopted your approach.

I knew that we were ALL doing what our conscience told us to save our magnificent club ?

Craig sat very close to us for years in the Main Stand & is a really good guy who genuinely had the club at heart. And still does !
 

Thefamous

Well-Known Member
Sandy has spent the majority of his life using our Club’s name to organise fights with moronic like minded arseholes throughout Europe and any link to him tarnishes Rangers name.
no issues with who funded most of the sos banners etc but.

im out before i cop a ban
 

Blue Lew

Well-Known Member
If Dave King and the 3 Bears were the brains and the money behind our liberation, make no mistake, Craig Houston was a major battlefield general and responsible for the biggest pair of boots (and balls) on the ground.

The guy did so at much personal sacrifice and in very hostile and intimidatory environments, dealing against the rats.

Any Rangers supporters who have not read ‘Sons of Struth Demand the Truth’ should do so. It’s a great read.

If I am ever fortunate to meet Craig Houston, I hope
To shake his hand, thank him and buy him a drink.
My brother and I have been friendly with Craig since we were kids. You wouldn’t believe the shit he went through to help save the club, it was shocking and should never be forgotten.
 

Linfieldloyal

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Official Ticketer
Noticed him in an official bouncer like role for the pre -match act of remembrance at the statue recently when players/staff came out the side door
 

migsy323

Well-Known Member
He is a legend in my eyes. It was shocking the abuse he got from some of our so called fans. He exposed the spivs from the very beginning
 

Tommyhlrsc

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Official Ticketer
During our darkest hours, the absolute venom spat against his name over on Rangers media was utterly disgusting.
Posters on there were calling for hom to be physically attacked ffs and to this day should be completely ashamed of themselves.

Spoke to the big fella in the District at the time this was all going on, he came across as a good guy, a gentleman and most of all a Ranger.

He deserves a debt of gratitude from Bears today and far into our Clubs future.
 

spartacus

Well-Known Member
The strain of the threat of being sued by the spivs for a fortune must have been awful. They threw everything at him.
 

Captain_Buns

Well-Known Member
There should be a statue commissioned of King, 3 Bears, Houston & all that fought so save our club from the clutches of the Spivs.

Make no mistake, we’d have been hamstrung forever more if it wasn’t for them.
 

SenoraCuellar

Well-Known Member
History will be kinder to him than some of our support. The abuse he got was disgraceful. He is one of the reasons we still have a club.
 

Derta

Well-Known Member
My son and myself supported him on the marches, some of the demos and we also joined the boycott which, even though not fully supported by some for various reasons, some of them I could understand some not so much,I truly believe that we succeeded in the battle with the chancers and crooks who were raping our club. It was very hard to give up our season tickets but we knew that it had to be done. Craig stood up to serious threats and intimidation from the gangsters to carry the fight to them. He has denied it but he was very courageous in challenging them. He, along with some others, deserves all our thanks and gratitude in helping Rangers to survive that awful time. Sometimes leaders simply emerge in times of need and thank God for that.

W.A.T.P.
I like you mate went on the journey with Craig and the sacrifices he made were over and above. People on here who mock the guy are most likely the ones who say on their arses and done nothing.
Craig deserves any recognition he gets from the club b for what he done and I personally know a couple of the top people at the club who are very impressed with him.
I wish him all the best going forward and will always be grateful for his leadership during those dark days.
 

GEODGC

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
I like you mate went on the journey with Craig and the sacrifices he made were over and above. People on here who mock the guy are most likely the ones who say on their arses and done nothing.
Craig deserves any recognition he gets from the club b for what he done and I personally know a couple of the top people at the club who are very impressed with him.
I wish him all the best going forward and will always be grateful for his leadership during those dark days.
I don’t recall too many mocking him on here to be fair mate. Rangers Media and ‘other’ sites did, but I don’t think I saw any of that on here. The same guys that dished out abuse to Craig were also very vocal about Chris Graham and were dead against Dave King. Funnily enough I haven’t heard much from them recently, certainly none of them had the balls to come out and admit they were wrong.
 

DavidSmith

Well-Known Member
Will be completely honest and I know ill prob get tore to shreds but I was one of the people to ignore Craig and not care what he had to say. I was fed up with everything and just wanted to watch my team. I didn't boycott and renewed my season ticket as well as I thought that if I didn't then we could potentially lose our club forever, I thought with no money coming in the chancers in charge would sell and mortgage everything they possibly could for the funds to keep us going.

Looking back on it now I have nothing but gratitude for Craig and the rest of the guys who broke ranks and took part in the boycott and got actively involved.
I was similar to yourself. however I didn’t boycott, mainly because at that time, my young grandson wanted his first season ticket, and I wasn’t going to discourage him for any reason.

As it turned out I believe the balance was just about right - between the boycotters and non boycotters - with the small attendances bring in enough money to keep the lights on, as I believe a total boycott could have finished us completely - especially as we now know that the vindictive Ashley was pulling the strings in the background.

As for Craig, although I didn’t agree with everything he did, he did everything for the right reasons, and we all got there in the end especially thanks to Dave King and TTBs.
 

Laudrup1

Well-Known Member
They absolutely did, I wouldn’t have them at Ibrox either. What’s your point?
Yeah, I've literally no idea what the point the poster was making with regards to the Easdale's.

They're a pair of cunts, I wouldn't see near Ibrox ever again. Quite how that backs up his point about SC, I'm not sure.

I've a lot of time for Craig Houston. He's done a lot for us that we should all be greatful for and I'm happy the club seen right by him.

I'll not comment on Sandy Chugg.
 
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