Joined it a bit later, Sept 2012, by total chance btw,
Posted in 'Introduction Thread' and from memory, Johnarob responded either by PM or in the thread asking wbere about in Ireland I'm from etc, as he travels (or used too) here often, then others responded, remember thinking, I've posted more on this forum on my first day, than I normally would in a month on other forums....
There was a lot of long gone regulars back then, some I genuinely missed when they left, others, not so much..... prominent posters like GOM, JR, Lawrie, Gaffe, Sheep, Geo, Jay, Panda, P, Sheeny, Ach (Ach, Genuinely was a personal favourite) JHR and of course Craig.
All at it Hammer and Tong I know some folk didnt enjoy the debates..... I fucking loved them through, each to their own I suppose.....there was only 1 member I genuinely disliked, but if you compare the traffic on here over the last 5 years, that's testament to the amount of decent folk who live/originate from your wee part of the world.
Highlight would have been the wee trip to Ayr, had a really good night out with Norm, Jay and Panda..... funny how things turn out, when you look back,
Anyway, The Bastion awards....
Best Thread..... World Cup of Beer
Best Member..... Can only realistically be Dug
Best Troll...... Robbo's Loyal
Three is enough!
To the ones who stuck it out....
We will no doubt carry on what Craig started through Hairy' s forum, over 2000 posts in a short space of time, so hopefully it will go from strength to strength.....
If any of the old snowflakes have man'ed up over the year's, you're more than welcome to join Hairy s forum, for a bit of diversity
Good luck to Craig, for whatever he has planned to do next, you didn't get it easy with us lot at each other's throats occasionally, but you always took your time to try and get things right and fairly to everyone..... ps,still think you were harsh on The Last Lazy Gun.....hey ho.
To all who came on and contributed, good luck with wherever your lives take you, try and remember the mainly good laughs on here, as that's what I'll do.
Bastion....cracking post mate, so much so I've C&P it in the new forum. If you have any objection to that let me know & I'll delete it.
Where to begin...hmmm? Joined in 2010 but posted very rarely due to a lack of confidence as I was a newcomer to football forums and as is usual with most forums it can be (or seem to be) difficult to integrate with the community so I decided to leave it & kept away for a good few months then returned and eventually got into the swing of it. Believe it or not I initially got on very well with Hayza but over time became disillusioned with his constant carping about anything Rangers and lines were drawn and any relationship we had disappeared and from then on in it was pistols at dawn. The lowest level he achieved, imo, was when he made disgusting (totally untrue) slurs about my wife. Such was his mentality. The funniest occasion with him that I recall was when he returned as Cal and at the same time was a member under another username (there were that many I can't remember which) and they were both logged on talking to each other....hilarious. There plenty ups and downs over the years, far too many to recall. It was great to have a meet up in the Counting House in Glasgow a good few years ago & actually put faces to names & after that our wee soiree in the pub at Castlecary when Hairy visited Scotland & again Craig & Bundy were there. So many people have come and gone it's difficult to remember the stand outs....Scott Forsyth was a decent guy as was ElChappy, Gusmeister (remember him?).....then there was the Aberdeen contingent.....Sheepy & Jay who were decent posters but couldn't/wouldn't accept criticism/disagreement and eventually shot the craw claiming bullying..... ......and to think they are adults. So if you look in here (or the new forum) and see this lads.....Hope you are doing well in your comfy wee forum now where nobody disagrees with you. The one member I must say I was disappointed to see leave was John (Achnasheen)....decent chap, done a great job with the quiz but all of a sudden upped sticks with the rest of the sheep. There's probably a lot more I could say if I could bleedin' remember so I'll leave it with.......Thank you Craig, you done us all proud. Enjoy whatever pastures new you undertake. All the best to you and yours. But my final mention must go to a member sadly no longer with us....
R I P Geo. Your heart was in the right place & I have no doubt you are there now looking down on us.
Posted by black dog
on 12 December 2017 - 01:12 PM
This wee ditty is genuine...100%. Me & the wife were out for a few odds & sods, one being going to the butcher's as she fancied a bit of beef ham for her tea. Her pal from along the road (who I must admit is one tight arsed cow) asks if the wife would get her a couple of slices also. So, four slices are bought and divided into two bags with the price on each bag. When the wife went round to give the woman her's she noticed one was priced @ £2.40 & the other £2.47 & this bothered her so JOKINGLY my missus said that the only way to know the difference in weight would be to get her scales out...............................So she fucking DID! For 7 fucking pence. I truly despair.
Posted by black dog
on 12 December 2017 - 08:34 AM
Wednesday 8pm kick off
Any point in doing this now with the forum closing?
Suppose not but up to this weekend wouldn't do any harm if you can be arsed. I was going to put a post up saying this weekend would be the last 'fun predictor' set then hand the award out to the winner.....
Posted by black dog
on 11 December 2017 - 11:05 AM
So after being dubbed a mentalist by a certain poster who will remain nameless, i will refer to him only as "the hack", i thought the time was right to give the forum my views of the current Rangers situation. I know, i know you're thinking "but Jiffy you don't usually foist your opinions on us".
This is very true but i have decided to forgo my bashfullness because the truth of the matter must be told. Or at least my truth of the matter. Feel free, if you even bother reading my ramblings, to agree/dosagree, add your own opinions etc etc etc.
Back in 2014 big Dave came to the rescue. He called for boycotts and fan backing, he got it. We were promised investment, 30 million bucks worth was the figure then touted. We were promised Rangers minded people who had the clubs best interests at heart and who would steady the ship and run it in a professional manner. Mist importantly we were promised a board who would be open and transparent and would not keep the fans left in the dark.
So how has all that panned out?
The 30 million investment has not been forthcoming but to be fair not many actually believed it ever would be. Despite what some people may believe (the hack) there was no major investment from the board in the playing staff this summer. The season ticket takings were used for that. The board actually told us that would be the case.
Now that doesn't concern me because i think the club should be living within our means. Fiscal prudence should be our top priority and that brings me to our next subject. The manner in which the club is being run. Any professionalism on show at Ibrox these days?
In my opinion, none. Not one iota of professionalism from the current board. In fact very little on show since they took the helm.
The current manager(less) situation is nothing new from our leaders. When they pulled the plug on Warburton, another fiasco that made us look a basket case, the promised no stone would be left unturned in their search for suitable replecement. They then took several weeks and came up with...Pedro!
I mean wtf!
But that's not all. They also told everyone and their grannie that the way forward was with a director of football. They failed to appoint one. And we are back to Pedro. We said who the fuck is Pedro but were willing to give him a chance. It wasn't until he opened his mouth and started to spout unbelievable shite that the alarms bells really started to ring, for ne anyway. Others seemed to like the cut of his jib. His rhetoric went down a bomb in the pages of Follow Follow and the people who frequent that nut house. You know who you are.
Anyway he was our manager so you back him. Then you see what he does in the dug out and you decide this guy is a complete dud who hasn't got a clue. I said back in June, and was accused of being a tim by a certain poster, that Pedro wouldn't get to Xmas as manager of Rangers. Others ( the hack) thought different and were vociferous in their defence of the manager. In fact certain posters still are claiming he improved the team. This despite over seeing our worst ever, most embarrassing defeat in Europe and countless defeats against teamswho hadn't won at Ibrox in decades. Despite the fact he managed between two stints where our youth coach has shown a far better grasp of football and tactical nonce than Pedro ever did.
Better late than never the board acted. They sacked the man they should never have hired. So what since then, any professionalism to be seen?
Nope, not a bit of it.
In fact we have morphed into a petulant teenager. Each statement the board release cranks up the cringe factor a few more notches and we continue to be the laughing stock of Scottish football.
Another thing i said months ago. This board is not fit for purpose. Again i was ridiculed, branded a tim, why i may have even been called a mentalist. Recent post by "the hack" would suggest he is finally coming round to my way of thinking. They are filled with lists of what they have did wrong in the last 6/7 weeks. The thing is though the last 6/7 weeks are just par for the course for our board. They very well might be Rangers minded people who have the best interests of the club at heart but their actions don't back that up. They are completely inept.
Tbe worst thing of all but is the one promise they had to keep and have failed miserably. They promised the fans, the people who are keeping this club going. Tbe people who are finacing the boards serial failures. The people who fill that stadium and spend their hard earned to keep the club alive despite the complete mismanagement. They promised us transparency. They promised we wouldn't be treated like mushrooms.
They do not deserve our support and they certainly can't be trusted to spend any money garnered from another share issue wisely.
Seeing I am retired and have a small amount of free time on my paws I have read your musings in full Jif cos that's the kinda dude I am. Good post with a lot of pertinent points. The one thing I am not going to do (& I believe you would agree with me on this) is become involved in the differing points of view between your good self and 'The Hack'.
Anyway....'The Hack'. Actually I'm a tad, no...very surprised that you decided to go down the anonymous route cos even the dugs in my street know you're talking about Trav so please...don't be coy! And actually, you haven't been 100% truthful with one of the points you make. This comment from yourself truly defies belief......I know, i know you're thinking "but Jiffy you don't usually foist your opinions on us". However that's just a small point of concern cos I know you're very forthright....so less of that...awright!.....
I don't go into the nitty gritty of the running of the club as deeply as yourself and Trav so I'm not going to start now but the one thing I agree with you is the point you make about transparency or lack of from the board towards the support & I'm talking about the likes of yourself, Trav & Cam....fans who go week in week out.