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  1. The games continue to come thick and fast for Steven Gerrard and his Rangers players with their eighth competitive game in little over a month. However, given they remain unbeaten, who's counting?!

  2. This stems from a conversation with my brother on the phone before the Maribor game and then the aftermath of that 3-1 win. My brother said, “This is different, Gerrard doesn’t have to be here. But he is and it’s great.”

  3. Towards the end of last season, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of season 2018/19!

  4. I am sure we all know the syndrome of the quick fix. You know something is not working right but you go for the cheap fix. Like your vacuum cleaner hose is ripped and you put tape around it to keep it going for another few months. I had the same thing for the last two years with my car. My rear door gas dampers were not working properly. I think I have sprayed a fortune of oil or silicone spray on them to try and get them to work lighter. It even got so bad recently that instead of retracting and extending they were jumping off the ball joint. Again the silicone spray came out. Works great for a few days and then it is back to the same slog of pushing the rear door up like a body builder lifting weights. Then a few weeks ago I had pushed the door up. The gas damper sprung off the ball joint and the rear door came crashing down onto my head. Only then did I decide it was time to replace the old dampers. On to Ebay and for twenty euros I ordered two new dampers and fitted them on within five minutes. Now I only have to open the door about three inches and the door opens itself up to the full open position. Now I am mad that I tortured myself for two years going for what I thought was the cheap mend.

  5. Football and politics don’t mix, they say, and most agree they shouldn’t be mixed. Unfortunately they are being mixed. A common phrase read on social media is “my voting won’t be decided by my football team”. That’s all well and good but the system of party politics is flawed in that regard. Football may be well down your list of voting priorities, and rightly so, but it may be very high on the agenda of the candidate that you are voting for. Just because you might take your vote seriously, you think through how it affects your family circumstance or sensibilities, it is naïve to assume that everyone else does – most importantly including the guy who’s got the badge pinned on his chest. So when you think you’ve voted for better working conditions or far reaching government contracts, what you’re actually going to get that term is major upgrades for the Parkhead footprint and obstructions to any progress in the area around Ibrox.

  6. Towards the end of last season, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of season 2018/19!

  7. After the conclusion of World War Two, Scottish football reconvened for season 1946/47. In the intervening seventy-two seasons, we have only faced Aberdeen in a League Championship opener on two occasions. This Sunday's match will be the third, all three have been/are Pittodrie fixtures. Thus, league beginnings with the Dandies are the proverbial hen's teeth. Looking at the previous collectors' items might show a way ahead for two days hence?

  8. With only a few days left until the start of the new Scottish league season, Rangers fans are in reasonably fine fettle ahead of both the away opener in Aberdeen and, firstly, tonight's home Europa League second leg qualifier against Osijek. Yes, the performances so far - in the competitive games at least - may not have raised many eyebrows but the results, at least, have been good. Add in impressive friendly wins at home to Bury and Wigan with no goals yet conceded across all five games so far then not only have Rangers demonstrated a defensive improvement but they have shown an ability to get forward at pace to create chances and score goals.

  9. Towards the end of last season, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of season 2018/19!

  10. Towards the end of last season, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of season 2018/19!

  11. Having just returned from an extended family holiday in the unspoiled blue skies of the Ionian Sea, I know just how hot it is in Eastern Europe at the moment. With temperatures well over 30degC, the heat will certainly be on the Rangers team that plays in Macedonia later this afternoon. However, anything less than progression into the next Europa League qualifying round would only increase that heat further - both on the manager and his players, not to mention those that sanctioned all the summer changes.

  12. Towards the end of last season, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our second episode of season 2018/19!

  13. Brandon Barker, freshly on as a second-half substitute, skipped past James Tavernier with relative ease and cut it back for Jamie MacLaren to bundle over the line and the 2017/2018 season finishes with a 5-5 draw and third place confirmed. If anything summed up our season, that was it. We were the top scorers in the league with 76 goals, three ahead of champions Celtic but conceded exactly double their goals against with 50 conceded resulting in the seventh best defensive record in the league over 38 games.

  14. Scotland may not have qualified for the World Cup but there will be a few players from Scottish Premiership clubs involved in the tournament.

  15. Towards the end of last season, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our first episode of season 2018/19!

  16. When rumours of Steven Gerrard being linked with the Rangers manager job first appeared on our forum in late April, it's fair to say that my first reaction was to smile disbelievingly then, once I knew there was substance in the rumour, doubt was my next emotion. After all, as much as no-one can deny the quality of Gerrard's playing CV, his managerial experience is minimal and neither is he any expert in Scottish football or Rangers.

  17. There’s a basic rule of thumb that wherever competition exists then you have to put effort in to just stand still, to keep your place. To stay ahead you have to adapt, react and put the work in, put more and better work in than those you’re competing against. As soon as you ease off then others will step up and take your place - especially when that place is at the top of the pile.

  18. Recently, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a weekly basis so today we're very happy to bring you our final episode of season 2017/18 though the pod will continue over the summer break.

  19. When Rangers director Alistair Johnston spoke of being 'ahead of the curve' after our Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic, many fans were rightly confused. Surely a 4-0 capitulation against our biggest rivals wasn't a sign of 'making progress' as Johnston suggested? More so when we considered our ongoing battle for anything down to fourth place in the Premiership table.

  20. Recently, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a weekly basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode.

  21. Steven Gerrard sits on a low-backed chair, electric lights beaming down from above, highlighting his furrowed brow and bearded chin. He is relaxed, leaning back in a tie-less suit, hands resting on his knees. In the enclosed studio, Gerrard is joined by Ian Wright, Glenn Hoddle and presenter Jake Humphrey, as Anfield looms in the background.

  22. Recently, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms/apps.

  23. Recently, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a weekly basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode.

  24. Ahead of the third Old Firm game in six weeks, it's fair to say you won't find many Rangers fans feeling confident during the build-up. A period of poor form since we allowed a ten-man Celtic team to come back to win at Ibrox, including an utter capitulation at Hampden a fortnight ago means morale is low amongst most bears. Not to mention a lack of faith in a board that don't seem to share our frustration with recent results.

  25. Rumours around the possible appointment of Liverpool playing legend Steven Gerrard have exploded overnight with stories now suggesting he and Gary McAllister are the favoured management team to take over from Graeme Murty this summer.

  26. Recently, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a weekly basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode.

  27. I was at a close friend’s stag do in Newcastle over the weekend. Beer, food, racing, karaoke and a bunch of mates I’d not seen for a while – it was magic! And with an Old Firm semi-final on the Sunday afternoon, I was even fairly excited to get back up the road. Unfortunately, an unforeseen two hour delay on the train meant I was going to miss a good portion of the first half. But even a patchy 4G service on the run into Waverley had my good mood evaporating as Rangers got off to an awful start in the game.

  28. Recently, we launched our new Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community. As promised we're hoping the pod will be available on a weekly basis so today we're very happy to bring you episode three

  29. On Sunday Rangers will play one of their most important games of the season. We travel to Hampden park for the Scottish Cup Semi-Final against our old rivals Celtic. With the league virtually out of our reach, the season could only really be called a success if we could lift the Scottish cup.

  30. Earlier this week Club1872 responded to some skulduggery from an MSP and a Sun journalist. Clarification was asked for on both spurious stories, with prompt reaction to the latter story (which was retracted), and Club1872 then informed its members of these actions. As a member of Club1872 this is exactly what I want to see from them. It was a fair request, it was handled quickly and professionally and was communicated in a similar fashion. Not much wrong with that, in fact it was a more than decent response in the face of the gutter level behaviour that precipitated it.