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broxloyal
02-04-2013, 19:45
Rangers stands firm over "Scotland's most successful club" claim as
Rangers has maintained that it is "Scotland's most successful football club" as the advertising campaign making the claim is probed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Earlier, the ASA confirmed to The Drum that it was investigating the radio and press campaign following 62 complaints about the claim by the club to be Scotland's most successful club.

James Traynor, director of communications for Rangers was in no doubt of the club's stance when he responded to The Drum's request for a reaction to the investigation.

He stated: “Rangers Football Club can confirm they have responded in full to this ridiculous claim and we know the Advertising Standards Authority will take the same view as the football authorities, the European Club Association (ECA), Lord Nimmo Smith and the panel of the London Stock Exchange. For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

The campaign ran following the liquidation of Rangers, which led to the new holding company being formed as a result and buying the assets to the club, before being accepted into the Third Division by the Scottish Football League. This has led to consternation among fans with many claiming the club to be the same as before, while many claim otherwise (see the comments here for example.)

As a result of the complaints received, the ASA will now have to determine whether Rangers are entitled to describe themselves as "Scotland's most successful club" or not, which could lead to the campaign being banned from running again featuring the claim should they rule against the club.


http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/02/rangers-stands-firm-over-scotlands-most-successful-club-claim-asa-investigates?

1988Ger
02-04-2013, 19:48
Rangers stands firm over "Scotland's most successful club" claim as
Rangers has maintained that it is "Scotland's most successful football club" as the advertising campaign making the claim is probed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Earlier, the ASA confirmed to The Drum that it was investigating the radio and press campaign following 62 complaints about the claim by the club to be Scotland's most successful club.

James Traynor, director of communications for Rangers was in no doubt of the club's stance when he responded to The Drum's request for a reaction to the investigation.

He stated: “Rangers Football Club can confirm they have responded in full to this ridiculous claim and we know the Advertising Standards Authority will take the same view as the football authorities, the European Club Association (ECA), Lord Nimmo Smith and the panel of the London Stock Exchange. For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

The campaign ran following the liquidation of Rangers, which led to the new holding company being formed as a result and buying the assets to the club, before being accepted into the Third Division by the Scottish Football League. This has led to consternation among fans with many claiming the club to be the same as before, while many claim otherwise (see the comments here for example.)

As a result of the complaints received, the ASA will now have to determine whether Rangers are entitled to describe themselves as "Scotland's most successful club" or not, which could lead to the campaign being banned from running again featuring the claim should they rule against the club.


http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/02/rangers-stands-firm-over-scotlands-most-successful-club-claim-asa-investigates?

I guess we know who Stephen Lepitak supports :roll:

Typhoon
02-04-2013, 20:06
Rangers stands firm over "Scotland's most successful club" claim as
Rangers has maintained that it is "Scotland's most successful football club" as the advertising campaign making the claim is probed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Earlier, the ASA confirmed to The Drum that it was investigating the radio and press campaign following 62 complaints about the claim by the club to be Scotland's most successful club.

James Traynor, director of communications for Rangers was in no doubt of the club's stance when he responded to The Drum's request for a reaction to the investigation.

He stated: “Rangers Football Club can confirm they have responded in full to this ridiculous claim and we know the Advertising Standards Authority will take the same view as the football authorities, the European Club Association (ECA), Lord Nimmo Smith and the panel of the London Stock Exchange.
"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.” :)

The campaign ran following the liquidation of Rangers, which led to the new holding company being formed as a result and buying the assets to the club, before being accepted into the Third Division by the Scottish Football League. This has led to consternation among fans with many claiming the club to be the same as before, while many claim otherwise (see the comments here for example.)

As a result of the complaints received, the ASA will now have to determine whether Rangers are entitled to describe themselves as "Scotland's most successful club" or not, which could lead to the campaign being banned from running again featuring the claim should they rule against the club.


http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/02/rangers-stands-firm-over-scotlands-most-successful-club-claim-asa-investigates?

Well said Mr Traynor "For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

ClockworkOrange
02-04-2013, 20:07
I guess we know who Stephen Lepitak supports :roll:

According to his FB (I have a mutual friend) he went to Holyrood but appears to support Partick Thistle

AnglianBear
02-04-2013, 20:07
For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.

Boom. Take that timothy.

cw3038
02-04-2013, 20:12
Keep them comin JT .Time to earn those wages!

geo2129
02-04-2013, 20:15
It has already been said on ff that the drum's business address is in the gallowgate. Not many prizes to be won guessing their more than likely of the other persuasion

adelblue
02-04-2013, 20:16
For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.

Boom. Take that timothy.

Sorry, for the further avoidance of doubt can we have that again please :D

TPABear
02-04-2013, 20:23
That's fair enough imo

superger
02-04-2013, 20:28
This should have been done long ago and a statement sent to every major media outlet that they'd face legal action if relaying untruths about our club.

maidencity
02-04-2013, 20:35
Would have been better coming from someone else rather than Traynor given his previous comments. Thats why his appointment is a shambles

Kudos for this part though

"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

Gardy Loyal
02-04-2013, 20:44
Fůck off now bheasts.

Bill the Butcher
02-04-2013, 20:46
The campaign ran following the liquidation of Rangers

Erm, naw! :roll:

okeydokey505
02-04-2013, 20:46
Would have been better coming from someone else rather than Traynor given his previous comments. Thats why his appointment is a shambles

Kudos for this part though

"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

Getting better post 11 before the first negative.

The Big Cheese
02-04-2013, 20:47
According to his FB (I have a mutual friend) he went to Holyrood but appears to support Partick Thistle

They all support Ra Shellick!

Fisher23
02-04-2013, 20:48
For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.

Boom. Take that timothy.

To coin a well used FollowFollow phrase, "BOOM! Headshot!"

:D :D

Gardy Loyal
02-04-2013, 20:49
How desperate does that writer sound.

54, bheasts.

discriminesalus
02-04-2013, 20:49
The witch hunt just never lets up.

cupfinalmoustache
02-04-2013, 20:55
The statement's good, but that 'campaign' should've been laughed out of the ASA's office. It's quite alarming that these sad f ucks are being taken seriously

Top_Cat
02-04-2013, 20:58
They are obsessed with us, tragic really.

Captain_Buns
02-04-2013, 21:01
What if the ASA rule against us? :confused:

GF4
02-04-2013, 21:02
It's fkn garbage that the club needs to keep responding to this shite. Why the fk do these tarrier weirdos get taken seriously?

Stewie1873
02-04-2013, 21:04
It has already been said on ff that the drum's business address is in the gallowgate. Not many prizes to be won guessing their more than likely of the other persuasion

Who the fu(k are they?

George Goudie
02-04-2013, 21:10
They really are a sad sad lot.


62 complaints.


All from the same diaspora!


Whankers.



Somebody send that response to Andy Whanker.

bigmalky
02-04-2013, 21:12
Would have been better coming from someone else rather than Traynor given his previous comments. Thats why his appointment is a shambles

Kudos for this part though

"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

Exactly. Why do people noise up Traynor after what he said about us being a new club last June? I don't get this "he's now one of us" nonsense when he only changed his tune when we paid him to do so. Why are so many of our fans so gullible?

cp1872
02-04-2013, 21:17
"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

Rangers 1 - 0 Manks

Wily 7
02-04-2013, 21:19
What if the ASA rule against us? :confused:

Mr Traynor doesn't seem to think they will. :D

How can they?. :confused:

boyne69
02-04-2013, 21:20
They have plenty of time not like us we are to busy working fkn mongo bstds

Tagsbear
02-04-2013, 21:22
What if the ASA rule against us? :confused:

It would mean nothing.

ROBTHERANGER1
02-04-2013, 21:23
Exactly. Why do people noise up Traynor after what he said about us being a new club last June? I don't get this "he's now one of us" nonsense when he only changed his tune when we paid him to do so. Why are so many of our fans so gullible?alot of people made that mistake , but once you read about liquidation and purchase asset sale and examples of it in a football sense . It very clear we are the same club .

maidencity
02-04-2013, 21:31
What if the ASA rule against us? :confused:

square root of feck all

white owl
02-04-2013, 21:46
To coin a well used FollowFollow phrase, "BOOM! Headshot!"

:D :D

Haymaker :D:D:D:ninja:

wp1955
02-04-2013, 21:49
Rangers stands firm over "Scotland's most successful club" claim as
Rangers has maintained that it is "Scotland's most successful football club" as the advertising campaign making the claim is probed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Earlier, the ASA confirmed to The Drum that it was investigating the radio and press campaign following 62 complaints about the claim by the club to be Scotland's most successful club.

James Traynor, director of communications for Rangers was in no doubt of the club's stance when he responded to The Drum's request for a reaction to the investigation.

He stated: “Rangers Football Club can confirm they have responded in full to this ridiculous claim and we know the Advertising Standards Authority will take the same view as the football authorities, the European Club Association (ECA), Lord Nimmo Smith and the panel of the London Stock Exchange. For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

The campaign ran following the liquidation of Rangers, which led to the new holding company being formed as a result and buying the assets to the club, before being accepted into the Third Division by the Scottish Football League. This has led to consternation among fans with many claiming the club to be the same as before, while many claim otherwise (see the comments here for example.)

As a result of the complaints received, the ASA will now have to determine whether Rangers are entitled to describe themselves as "Scotland's most successful club" or not, which could lead to the campaign being banned from running again featuring the claim should they rule against the club.


http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/02/rangers-stands-firm-over-scotlands-most-successful-club-claim-asa-investigates?

So come on lads, who HONESTLY thinks that a pile of non-entities at
the ASA are going to question " A LEGAL POINT" that has already been
given by the venerable Lord Nimmo Smith in a "SCOTTISH COURT".???
Well that's a FUNCIKG DOZEE that wan is;wonder what odds Big Ray
is given?. Feck the odds, I'll have a TON on LNS.>:):D:)

onedadoprso1
02-04-2013, 21:52
Too little too late jim. You should have been taking the enemy on since January 1st but as usual the club failed the support.

Paco
02-04-2013, 22:14
Too little too late jim. You should have been taking the enemy on since January 1st but as usual the club failed the support.

Tell me what Jims role is? I wish folk would quit telling us he has failed when no-one knows what he is employed to do.

You think he should sit there and read newspapers and bitch at folk all day, or do you think he should get the actual Media department sorted out so that its working like a well oiled machine?

I know which one id rather he did.

JohnnyReb
02-04-2013, 22:25
Earlier, the ASA confirmed to The Drum that it was investigating the radio and press campaign following 62 complaints about the claim by the club to be Scotland's most successful club.

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/02/rangers-stands-firm-over-scotlands-most-successful-club-claim-asa-investigates?

Does that mean Tommy only has 62 email addresses to go along with his 62 phone numbers?

bigmalky
02-04-2013, 23:06
alot of people made that mistake , but once you read about liquidation and purchase asset sale and examples of it in a football sense . It very clear we are the same club .

Why don't we just forgive everyone for every mistake they made about Rangers ? We really need to take a stand against people who write this stuff. Traynor isn't just anybody he was a top journalist whose job it was to properly investigate these matters and report on them :mad:. It's not exactly complicated.

doc holliday
02-04-2013, 23:12
The obsessives eat ,sleep and breathe Rangers...


anything that might harm the club directly or indirectly they are on to it..

whether it is an SFA fan survey,correspondence with the media, telephoning radio talk ins, sitting with their telephone on repeat dial mode..

..they will do it again...and again...and again...


..such is their level of utter malevolence,malice and pure hatred of the club and its support.

turrabear
02-04-2013, 23:14
bit late in the day jim . by not taking the fight to our enemimies from the start we have let shit like this happen.

mad4rfcme
02-04-2013, 23:23
They are a bunch of mental obsessed freaks.

54 & counting.

Popbear
02-04-2013, 23:24
Would have been better coming from someone else rather than Traynor given his previous comments. Thats why his appointment is a shambles

Kudos for this part though

"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

Agree with you re traynor. He clearly wrote in the dr that a newco was a new club and rfc were dead. To now wheel him out to argue the opposite, strips the entire argument of any credibility imo.

frankieboy
02-04-2013, 23:31
Jim Traynor is still with us,I thought he'd left because of the deafening silence from Ibrox over the last few weeks.

Swallowloyal
02-04-2013, 23:44
We need to be robust to these ****s!
Stand up and fight Rangers!

Legal action against all who try and demean us. After all the Law agrees with us.

No Surrender!

Moodymann
03-04-2013, 00:14
The club is absolutely correct to comment on this, and I'm glad to see they have. Problem is they should have been fighting the new club lies from the very beginning and it's a fundamental error of judgement in the current climate of unprecedented hate against our club to not challenge every single attack on us.

All enemies, small or big and of whatever significance must be squashed and dealt with.

NoSurrenderDavieWeir
03-04-2013, 00:51
Can I just repeat


For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.
Oh and girfuy timbo!!!!

Bob Agg
03-04-2013, 01:02
The Taig is strong on this thread! We're watching, timmy!

910
03-04-2013, 01:27
what the fk is 'the drum' anyway?
i dont know why the asa are bothering with this, any company can claim to be no.1 in any field, the point is people investing in the new co. knew exactly what they were buying into! so the fact asa are even investigating suggests they are infested with timmy, which might imply they will be out to get us. but their dreams of points deductions and title stripping are long gone.. if rangers aren't scotlands most successful coub, then who the hell is??

portoron
03-04-2013, 01:58
we need to stop giving this a minutes attention am sure we have better things to do

weetam3106
03-04-2013, 02:51
When the asa rule in our favour Timothy will once more go into meltdown. It'll be fun.

What Id like to see though is some sort of injunction against the press with the real threat of legal action against those who falsely claim we are a new club.

If we dont we run the risk that our brand is devalued and by extension we suffer financially and reputationally. It prolly costs money to do so though but I think it'd be worth it to shut up Walker, Cosgrove, Cowan, Spence, Guidi, Young, Keevins, Delahunt, etc.

weebaggy
03-04-2013, 07:06
Would have been better coming from someone else rather than Traynor given his previous comments. Thats why his appointment is a shambles

Kudos for this part though

"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

And Always Will Be Timothy

Coisty09
03-04-2013, 09:33
When we WIN this, then we will officially be Scotland's most successful club without questions.

Dhimothy is good at own goals. I am a journo and know the ASA, they will laugh this out.
It takes a lot to get them to decide something is misleading.

Thanks Timmy. RFC will get official confirmation of what we all know. You have asked the authorities to confirm it and YOU will have to accept it!!!!

47blue
03-04-2013, 10:56
Surely one of our brighter FF posters could construct a similar request to the ASA regarding Penn State FC & its claims??

Travis_Bickle
03-04-2013, 11:25
What a desperate lot they truly are.

The verdicts in the BTC and the LNS ruling has dealt them a crushing blow and they don't know where to turn.

Wearapeepil
03-04-2013, 11:33
"For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

Love it :D

Rangers then, Rangers now, Rangers forever :D

bornabluenose
03-04-2013, 11:34
When we WIN this, then we will officially be Scotland's most successful club without questions.

Dhimothy is good at own goals. I am a journo and know the ASA, they will laugh this out.
It takes a lot to get them to decide something is misleading.

Thanks Timmy. RFC will get official confirmation of what we all know. You have asked the authorities to confirm it and YOU will have to accept it!!!!You may well be correct but we all now it won't be accepted.

They are a carbuncle on the ass of humanity.

ruglenbear
03-04-2013, 12:07
According to his FB (I have a mutual friend) he went to Holyrood but appears to support Partick Thistle

Stephen Lepitak is a Celtic supporter

I know this for a (in true FF style) FACT ;)

He may well be going down the route of aligning himself to a diddy team in the hope of appearing impartial

abearinyorkshire
03-04-2013, 12:15
Sensational quote from JT.

Maybe it wasn't such a bad move after all when Mr Green appointed him.

abearinyorkshire
03-04-2013, 12:17
He might not be heard from often, but when he does speak he never misses the mark!

onedadoprso1
03-04-2013, 12:30
Sensational quote from JT.

Maybe it wasn't such a bad move after all when Mr Green appointed him.

One quote in three months for a six figure salary and you are happy? Nice work if you can get it.

Begbie's Moustache
03-04-2013, 12:57
I guess we know who Stephen Lepitak supports :roll:

Yes - Partick Thistle. And he isn't one of the Glasgow media types with another team up his sleeve, more like one of the luvvies who actually do follow Partick for some bizarre reason.

GazzaNumber8
03-04-2013, 13:00
Surely one of our brighter FF posters could construct a similar request to the ASA regarding Penn State FC & its claims??

Already done it yesterday regarding their 125 unbroken years lies.

Recieved a confirmation email today stating they have recieved the complaint :D

More the merryer bears ;)

GazzaNumber8
03-04-2013, 13:01
He might not be heard from often, but when he does speak he never misses the mark!

I really do struggle to take you seriously.

britain
03-04-2013, 13:11
For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.

Boom. Take that timothy.

Wee reminder.

Well done Jim Traynor.

toonheidbear
03-04-2013, 13:16
Rangers stands firm over "Scotland's most successful club" claim as
Rangers has maintained that it is "Scotland's most successful football club" as the advertising campaign making the claim is probed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Earlier, the ASA confirmed to The Drum that it was investigating the radio and press campaign following 62 complaints about the claim by the club to be Scotland's most successful club.

James Traynor, director of communications for Rangers was in no doubt of the club's stance when he responded to The Drum's request for a reaction to the investigation.

He stated: “Rangers Football Club can confirm they have responded in full to this ridiculous claim and we know the Advertising Standards Authority will take the same view as the football authorities, the European Club Association (ECA), Lord Nimmo Smith and the panel of the London Stock Exchange. For the avoidance of doubt we stress again Rangers FC is Scotland’s most successful football club.”

The campaign ran following the liquidation of Rangers, which led to the new holding company being formed as a result and buying the assets to the club, before being accepted into the Third Division by the Scottish Football League. This has led to consternation among fans with many claiming the club to be the same as before, while many claim otherwise (see the comments here for example.)

As a result of the complaints received, the ASA will now have to determine whether Rangers are entitled to describe themselves as "Scotland's most successful club" or not, which could lead to the campaign being banned from running again featuring the claim should they rule against the club.


http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/02/rangers-stands-firm-over-scotlands-most-successful-club-claim-asa-investigates?


He wasnt saying this last year until we offered him a job, I still cant stand Traynor.

SuperAldo83
03-04-2013, 13:23
All that their complaining will do is have yet another independant body declare that we are the same club.

charlie bubbles
03-04-2013, 13:33
I was under the impression we were the most successful team in the WORLD not just this wee country of ours. ;)

cupfinalmoustache
03-04-2013, 13:51
You do wonder where they'll go next with their pish once this gets thrown out. Handwritten 'certificate' from andy walker?

Pa Bear
03-04-2013, 14:03
So he is still there !:p

Whyme
03-04-2013, 14:10
Look at the comments from the sleverin bheasts.

ray mac
03-04-2013, 16:30
Just had email back from ASA about my complaint of pacific shelfs 125 years unbroken history. They will look into it ,wont hold my breath

The Double A Man
03-04-2013, 16:53
Good sound response from JT.About time too.Must have put his book down for a break.