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The “Back to Basics” campaign initiated in 1993 by then Prime Minister, John Major was a nostalgic appeal to traditional values. It was derailed due to a succession of Conservative Ministers getting caught up in a variety of scandals. Glossing over that fact, the strategy itself was a sound one. Up to that point in his stint as PM, Major had been dealing with infighting on a range of issues, rebellion on key votes such as the Maastricht Treaty, and the fallout from Black Wednesday where we were forced to remove the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, costing the UK an estimated £3.4billion. It was clear the country needed to stabilise in order to progress.
Disappointing results on the park at Rangers are nothing new in recent years. As such, when we do drop points in games, I usually enjoy an internet break to take stock as there's a tendency for people to overreact. Indeed, as I now read through the inevitable backlash to Saturday's draw with Livingston, I think a few more fans could do with copying my strategy.
Our regular readers will recall our decision to withdraw from the Football Blogging Awards in October because of the unvetted inclusion of websites which we considered go against the spirit of the Awards.
As much as the Rangers newco/new club debate has become as tedious as most fractured, imbalanced discussions usually become, there are various interesting asides this weekend as we prepare to take on Livingston in West Lothian tomorrow.
It’s just before 4.30am and although I didn’t get to sleep until well after midnight, I’m already wide awake. I suspect (hope?) that considering all the criticism of you and the players for last night’s result you guys may also be having the same sleep deprivations. Thankfully there is a solution…
- 21 November 2015
- The City Stadium, Livingston
- [SPFL] KO 3pm (Live on RangersTV)
Ibrox Stadium is a football stadium located on the south side of the River Clyde, on Edmiston Drive in the Ibrox district of Glasgow. It is the home ground of Scottish Premier League club Rangers and has an all-seated capacity of 51,082. Ibrox is presently the third largest football stadium in Scotland and tenth largest stadium in the United Kingdom. You can view a full gallery of stadium images below this article.
Two tragic events in Rangers history will remain defining moments for every Rangers supporter. They stand as a guage of football's real importance while reminding every football fan of just how safety and organisation are a huge necessity at our stadia.