Baku Bears weekly update 26th February 16

26 Feb

Hello hello
Another good week for the Gers. Firstly on Sunday night we won a very frustrating game against Queen of the South with a cracker of a goal from Kenny Miller.
On Wednesday HIV’s were well beaten by Morton.
This leaves us sitting 8 points clear at the top of the league with 11 games left to play.

This weekends game is a home match against St Mirren on Saturday with a 7pm kick off Baku time. Game as always will be shown in the Bear Pit.
Tuesday sees us at home against Raith Rovers in the league followed by next Saturdays Scottish cup tie against Dundee, also at Ibrox with 4.30pm kick off Baku time.

It is worth mentioning that one of our members (who will remain anonymous) gave up the chance to watch the game last Sunday evening, instead he looked out his Jamie Oliver cookbook and prepared a meal for a local couple complete with trifle, Meals on Wheels and Help the Aged is alive and kicking here in Baku !!!!!

The Rangers Fans Fighting Fund into which the club donated a lot of money to a few years back sent out the following –
As we approach the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Rangers Fans Fighting Fund, our Committee has considered a number of options on the best way to invest the money so generously donated by supporters since the dark days of administration in 2012.
A host of proposals were discussed at length, including the creation of an Ibrox Museum to keeping the funds for use if any litigation was required with regard to the absurd notion of stripping Rangers of titles.
However, the RFFF Committee has unanimously agreed that utilising the funds to commission and pay for a new 264-seater Academy Stand and Changing Facility at the Club’s training ground would be a fitting and lasting legacy.
We initially engaged two top-tier contractors who originally advised the budget for this would be more than £1.2 million. This figure was prohibitive so we approached two other successful companies – SHD and Lochlie Construction – and are now happy to report the project can be delivered for £400,000-£450,000.
The RFFF Committee, like the majority of supporters, are keen to support the club’s youth department and the creation of this new facility overlooking the main youth pitch would be of great benefit to the Academy and provide a permanent tribute to the fans worldwide who have donated to the Fighting Fund in the past four years.
We have held informal talks with the club about our proposal and they are fully supportive.
There is no doubt Rangers is now in the hands of shareholders who genuinely have the best interests of the club at heart so the RFFF Committee believes the time is right to invest our funds.
The Rangers Fans Fighting Fund was launched by Ibrox legends Walter Smith and Sandy Jardine in 2012 to help safeguard and protect the club’s future and assets.
We now believe we are on the correct path, Rangers is heading in the right direction with good people controlling the club so the Committee believes this project would be an appropriate way to utilise our funds.
It is important to stress, however, that this money was donated in good faith by supporters and while the Committee agrees this project would be the best way forward it is ultimately down to the fans to decide. The RFFF is in no doubt, though, that this is the best way forward and we urge the fanbase to back this idea.
Anyone with alternative thoughts on how to invest the funds please contact us through our official website – www.rangersfansfightingfund.uk/contact.asp – providing full name,email address and Rangers number.
We will hold a meeting in the Ibrox Suite at 7.30pm on Monday 29 February to discuss this proposal in further detail

If any of the members have any suggestions or are in agreement with the above can you please reply by mail before Monday so we can pass on your suggestions, one member has already suggested that a museum would be a better option as it would benefit all supporters.

WATP
Colin

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