When King asked us to boycott?

Boyne69

Member
I gave mine up but when I went back it was the guy behind who was on my seat and it was like the domino effect so am one seat in front so I just say I’ve sat here for 20 odd years
 

Paisleyprod

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Official Ticketer
I boycotted and during my absence some guy thought it great to obtain my two seats.

I moved when boycott stopped
No big deal
 

govanfront85

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When Dave King asked us to boycott our season tickets why did people keep their seats?

I am seeing alot of people saying ‘i have sat here for 15 years’ etc etc. Is it the case they did give up their seats and paid game by game and then got their seats back when King took over? Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case.

It has just been with the UB safe standing thing I see this excuse not to move alot even though if these people had the clubs best interests at heart they would have starved the club of money like was asked.

Not looking for another UB arguement here. Genuinely curious as to why people wouldn’t have given up their seats short term to finally rid the club of the SPIVS.
I didnt go to a single game in 2014-15 prior to king and the new board coming in having not renewed at the end of 2013-14. I didnt want to give that rancid board a single penny with the hope they'd leave. Bought a season ticket as soon as the new board was in place.

Prior to boycotting, i was gf2, season ticket for the end of 14/15 season was in the east enclosure, then offered a move back to my old seat. I declined and paid more money for a better view on the halfway line in gf4.

Quite the opposite of selfish. If the boycott hadnt happened, we'd still have the old board, and ashley probably owning the stadium On a lease back, renamed to the sports direct park or the like.
 

psykal

Member
That could be the case. That is why the question is asked. Did you read the OP? A genuine question was asked, not pin pointing the finger at people. Seems like you are the one starting a conspiracy.
"Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case"

Finger pointing.
 

minder

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Official Ticketer
I kept mine during the boycott.We were still getting crowds of over 20000 so I doubt I was alone.I wasn't happy with who was running the club and I wasn't happy with the manager either but I still went.
Know something else,I wasn't happy with David Murray and the way his companies were involved in every aspect of our club and we were paying for the privilege but I went then too.
It's either staunch or stupid but I simply cannot miss a Rangers game at Ibrox.

disclaimer..I sometimes have to miss them if i am working but you get the point.
 

rfcjonnya

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"Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case"

Finger pointing.
Yes because people who refused to give up their tickets knowing fine well what is going on were selfish. I would go as far as to say they where part of the problem. Sit down, pay money and go home. Don’t question anything or anyone. The reason we got into the mess we found ourselves in.
 

Hehaw

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We kept our season tickets going. Didn’t know who to trust at this point.
Came to the conclusion that if everyone boycotted then Ashley would have been able to get his hands on everything as there would have been no money coming in and his lackeys on the board would have came up with a plan to sell the club to him for buttons. Just look at the merchandise deal.
In the end I think the 25,000 or so who kept their tickets going was just enough to keep keep the lights on and Ashley at bay.
The boycott also worked as we ended up with King and co buying up shares.
People have different opinions on this and I won’t be arguing with anyone about it. I respect both sides on this one.

Agreed, I shudder to think what would have happened if there was 0 funds coming in and admin was forced upon us.
 

BlueHaze

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For over 2 decades i went to Ibrox maybe 2 or 3 time a season Rangers were my team but I considered myself more of a sympathiser than supporter,When the club was in the midst of its troubles and they were phukd down to the depths of the Scottish game I made my mind up I was getting a season ticket and have had it since,I don't feel guilty the reason being if I had jacked it in and started buying game to game it would have resulted in me slipping back into my old ways of a couple a season if that,Going to games is habit forming staying away and finding something else to do is also habit forming,Very few of the guys I used to go to games with in the 70s/80s ever go to games now they just got out the habit.
 

MearnsUnionist

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When Dave King asked us to boycott our season tickets why did people keep their seats?

I am seeing alot of people saying ‘i have sat here for 15 years’ etc etc. Is it the case they did give up their seats and paid game by game and then got their seats back when King took over? Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case.

It has just been with the UB safe standing thing I see this excuse not to move alot even though if these people had the clubs best interests at heart they would have starved the club of money like was asked.

Not looking for another UB arguement here. Genuinely curious as to why people wouldn’t have given up their seats short term to finally rid the club of the SPIVS.

Myself, my dad and uncle gave ours up.

It was a horrible thing to have to do, but at the time we thought it was the right thing to do.

We still travelled to all the away games to support the team, but we lost our seats.

In the end it's worked out well for us because the seats we got after the boycott in MRQ are good seats and the lads around us are all good supporters and pretty knowledgeable.
 

rosbear

Member
3 of us gave up great seats and haven’t been happy since. We also purchased shares in the IPO which I’m guessing went straight into the Spivs pockets. Not best pleased as I’ve had my ST since the seventies and my new seat is crap.
 

Neilston Unionist

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Myself, my dad and uncle gave ours up.

It was a horrible thing to have to do, but at the time we thought it was the right thing to do.

We still travelled to all the away games to support the team, but we lost our seats.

In the end it's worked out well for us because the seats we got after the boycott in MRQ are good seats and the lads around us are all good supporters and pretty knowledgeable.
As you know my family gave them up too, unfortunately they ended up just not going back. Filled their time with other commitments like work. A fucking shame. I'll never forgive the people that done what they did to our Club, making people make decisions like that.
 

cooprfc

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I was kind of half and half.

I initially boycotted for a number of games but then bought mine as I felt the spivs were going to drain every penny out the club then discard the carcass so decided that I'd prefer to help keep the club going for as long as possible until something could be done. I did come off the CCCS and didn't do the extra games as I've always done before and since.

At the end of the day, no one knows if a full boycott would've worked or if club woulda went into admin or something before king and three bears could get in. Equally no one knows if no boycott would've meant Ashley and easdales still here.

The only thing we do know is that what we did worked and that's all that matters.

I just genuinely wasn't sure the boycott wouldn't have been disastrous. I'm glad it all worked out ok.
 

Neilston Unionist

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I was kind of half and half.

I initially boycotted for a number of games but then bought mine as I felt the spivs were going to drain every penny out the club then discard the carcass so decided that I'd prefer to help keep the club going for as long as possible until something could be done. I did come off the CCCS and didn't do the extra games as I've always done before and since.

At the end of the day, no one knows if a full boycott would've worked or if club woulda went into admin or something before king and three bears could get in. Equally no one knows if no boycott would've meant Ashley and easdales still here.

The only thing we do know is that what we did worked and that's all that matters.

I just genuinely wasn't sure the boycott wouldn't have been disastrous. I'm glad it all worked out ok.
I don't dislike anyone who didn't boycott or anyone who did. No-one knew, the only fact was everyone knew what was going on and the support felt utterly helpless. Really dark times.

What does stick in the throat regarding boycotts is the people who attended Tannadice that day.
 

cooprfc

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I don't dislike anyone who didn't boycott or anyone who did. No-one knew, the only fact was everyone knew what was going on and the support felt utterly helpless. Really dark times.

What does stick in the throat regarding boycotts is the people who attended Tannadice that day.
Absolutely agree on all points. I gave up all away games cos of how they clubs treated us.

I hated missing the games I did miss but just saw things getting worse and decided to go back to it as I was scared of what I thought was gonna happen every morning waking up and seeing the latest stock exchange announcement.
 

Up the road

Active Member
My mates kept buying their season tickets and continued to go.I respected their decision and never asked them why. I knew they were 100% Rangers men and loved the Club. It was not up for debate but I took a different tact and stopped going using the money I saved to buy shares and hoped that action would somehow help rid the club of the spivs . I would do the same again but would never criticise anyone who continued to go.
 

ibroxbound

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That could be the case. That is why the question is asked. Did you read the OP? A genuine question was asked, not pin pointing the finger at people. Seems like you are the one starting a conspiracy.
I think you were pinpointing people.
"Selfishness of the highest order" you said about fans keeping their seats
 

rfcjonnya

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I think you were pinpointing people.
"Selfishness of the highest order" you said about fans keeping their seats
And I stand by that fact that people who just wanted to keep their seats eventhough it would be detrimental to Rangers where acting selfishly. A blind man could see that.
 

Donnybear

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Surely to %^*& we put our support of our club before we start trying to gain brownie points by showing how staunch we are, yes it was hard during the spivs time, but why slag a Rangers fan who kept his season ticket during that time.
 

rfcjonnya

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So you were pinpointing people then?
There was no intended finger pointing in the OP, I asked the question why people didn’t give up their seats and I noted that I thought that people who didn’t, solely for the reason that they wanted to keep their seat, where selfish. I didn’t start out on a crusade to humiliate these people or try and blame them for anything. You getting your kicks out trying to twist peoples posts mate aye? You embarassed you did nothing to help our club or something? (That last question was finger pointing you just to let you know).
 

rfcjonnya

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Surely to %^*& we put our support of our club before we start trying to gain brownie points by showing how staunch we are, yes it was hard during the spivs time, but why slag a Rangers fan who kept his season ticket during that time.
Personally I put having a club before the support of our club. Each to their own though. Also no-one is trying to score points. The question was asked. And people have guven their answers. People seem to get very defensive over keeping their seat though.
 

MearnsUnionist

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My mates kept buying their season tickets and continued to go.I respected their decision and never asked them why. I knew they were 100% Rangers men and loved the Club. It was not up for debate but I took a different tact and stopped going using the money I saved to buy shares and hoped that action would somehow help rid the club of the spivs . I would do the same again but would never criticise anyone who continued to go.

Exactly mate.

Although me and my family boycotted, I know plenty of good friends who kept going.

There was no right or wrong decision.

Just a horrible one.
 

Robert Marshall

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Dave King never asked fans to boycott Ibrox, he wanted them not to buy ST and put the money into a fund to buy shares.
After the initial idea was made public, it died a death.
I believe the idea was floated by a collection of fans groups
 

ibroxbound

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There was no intended finger pointing in the OP, I asked the question why people didn’t give up their seats and I noted that I thought that people who didn’t, solely for the reason that they wanted to keep their seat, where selfish. I didn’t start out on a crusade to humiliate these people or try and blame them for anything. You getting your kicks out trying to twist peoples posts mate aye? You embarassed you did nothing to help our club or something? (That last question was finger pointing you just to let you know).
Nah,never helped the club in my life, that's if you don't count losing £1500 in a bond;+£500 in shares or all my admission fees for 65 years..Stick your pointing finger up your arse
 

MearnsUnionist

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Surely people who say I've sat in this seat for x amount of years have to realise that no one at Ibrox is guaranteed their seat the following season
I think the club holds the right to change your seat if required to do so
you would be offered an alternative seat and its up to you whether you except it or decline it

I do think the UB should be housed in the Copland front (CENTRAL) as this is our home support end
to do this I think it would have to install safe standing as UB don't sit down during the game which would mean the rest of the Copland would end up standing

Last I would added to this is it should be a one price season ticket to a standing area or all stands and your not allocated a space to sit or stand it would be on a first come basis

Wrong thread mate.
 

Donnybear

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Personally I put having a club before the support of our club. Each to their own though. Also no-one is trying to score points. The question was asked. And people have guven their answers. People seem to get very defensive over keeping their seat though.
Yes i agree with you. a seat means sfa dont understand why people get so uptight about losing there seat. plus your comment about having a club before supporting our club what does that mean?We nearly lost our club, the THREE BEARS saved our great club and of courseour great support
 

Sutton_Blows_goats

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I lost a seat i had for nearly 20 years and no longer have a season ticket because the only seats that come up are crap. sat at the front of the enclosure for two years and gave it up as couldnt see a thing
 

Yorkhill_True_Blues

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Lost my own seat and yes it was hellish through all the shit. However having been around the stadium on a game by game basis, there was some silver lining.

Now have a great seat apart from the prick that sits next to me now :D @Barryhopez

Some folk on here deliberately misreading a post to suit searching for an argument :D
 
When Dave King asked us to boycott our season tickets why did people keep their seats?

I am seeing alot of people saying ‘i have sat here for 15 years’ etc etc. Is it the case they did give up their seats and paid game by game and then got their seats back when King took over? Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case.

It has just been with the UB safe standing thing I see this excuse not to move alot even though if these people had the clubs best interests at heart they would have starved the club of money like was asked.

Not looking for another UB arguement here. Genuinely curious as to why people wouldn’t have given up their seats short term to finally rid the club of the SPIVS.

I didn’t give up my seat. That particular seat has been in my family for a long, long time and I made the decision, despite knowing exactly what was going on at the club, to keep a hold of it because of what it means to me.

I have an attachment to that seat that has passed through 3 generations of my family that I wasn’t willing to risk losing.

You may call that selfish (I don’t particularly care what you think) but that’s my reason seeing as you asked!
 

TheSpark

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I wouldn’t dream of giving up my season ticket as I love going to watch Rangers and I am not a lemming. No judgement here either though :cool:
That is all.
 

sw26

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Me and my old man kept ours, we discussed it a lot at the time and went back and forth but decided to renew in the end.

I have a few mates who did different things, one who gave his up just drifted away bar the odd game which I think was probably quite common for some, while another skipped the lower league years and came back for the Premiership.
 

KirkieRanger

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I lost the two seats that my Dad and I had been in for 20 years in the MSF.

They were absolute belters so obviously got snapped up by people keen to have them immediately.

I sit a few rows back from them now but could only get one ticket. My old man has since stopped going to the games through ill health but I'm disappointed I couldn't get the old two (or any two for that matter) in the area for when I start taking my kids to the games.

For all that, I feel it was worth it knowing I helped oust the Spivs even if it was just in the smallest of gestures on my part.
My son and myself, with very heavy hearts, two good seats in the Copland front as we felt that our sacrifice was nothing in the grand scale of things as we(all us fans) had to rid the club of the crooks, asset strippers, immoral gangsters and rats (Including Cashley!) in order to save Rangers from the fate that Third Lanark suffered, and get us back to the top! We arn't quite there yet and Cashley is still trying to screw us but we are in the position now to get where we want to be, and despite recent setbacks, I believe we are not as far away as some would suggest.
As big Marvin said "Keep believing."
P.S. We now have two really good seats in the East Enclosure.:))

W.A.T.P.





 

Paisleyprod

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Official Ticketer
I don't dislike anyone who didn't boycott or anyone who did. No-one knew, the only fact was everyone knew what was going on and the support felt utterly helpless. Really dark times.

What does stick in the throat regarding boycotts is the people who attended Tannadice that day.
The only ones I have a gripe with are the handful who jumped straight in and nabbed boycotters seats doing folk out of where they had sat for years.

They would be the only ones Id suggest were a tad selfish though i dont care that I had to move
 
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