Derek LLambias Bans Daily Record At Rangers

Well would you believe it,  but there are reports in Glasgow that Rangers have banned the Scottish paper, the Daily Record, from both Ibrox and Murray Park.

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Derek Llambias – Rangers CEO

Mike Ashley has banned many papers in his time at Newcastle, because he has not liked their reporting of Newcastle United.

And a ban of the local papers – the Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun – was only lifted a few weeks ago. and they were banned for over a year.

The local papers were banned because they had covered a demonstration against Mike Ashley though the City center in October of 2013 in too much detail, but the irony was that not one of the football correspondents at the papers actually reported on the march.

And the Telegraph is banned currently because there was a report in there that Mike Ashley would definitely be selling Newcastle United to buy Rangers FC.

The news is that Rangers CEO Derek Llambias has banned the Daily Record for undue criticism of the management at the Scottish club.

The Daily Record is reporting that Llambias sent an email to the paper which read as follows:

“Following recent reporting by your journalists in the Daily Record, I am writing to inform you that with immediate effect the Daily Record newspaper will be banned from attending all Rangers press conferences and games at Ibrox Stadium and Murray Park.”

However, the  Daily Record has vowed not to be silenced:

“Despite today’s ban, we will continue to write the truth. Fans will still be able to read about their team – despite us not being welcome.”

“We will continue to report the ongoing crisis on and off the park without fear or favor.”

Rangers fans have reacted to this, as might have been expected, with Craig Houston of Sons of Truth telling the Record:

“What we don’t want are selected journalists or selected newspapers operating in a climate where they are threatened with bans for writing something the club disagrees with.”

“The thought of a ban is despicable in what is supposed to be a free country with freedom of speech.”

So this will hardly be surprising to Newcastle fans – this is their normal mode of operation.

And in case Rangers fans hadn’t already worked it out, cup competitions could have very little priority from now on at Rangers FC.

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69 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 10, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s Groundhog Day

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Waughty paper! The slugs a lovely guy, How dare you express concerns in any way shape or form. Waughty!

  • Markaccus

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Welcome to the jungle, Rangers.

  • Slank

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Rangers is a different club in a different league in a different country with different fans so why make this an article ?

    The only interest I have are how our young lads are getting on and even this is peripheral.

    Please Ed, no more on Rangers.

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Lesh from lastnight


    Fortunately for me he’s a stunner 😉 the women LOVE him.

    I feel for droopy’s dogs because they had no fcuking chance did they. Hindered from the off. Poor sods.

    Can I just ask – the king for England? Sorry johnny boy but that’s just way too far and in all honesty a little bit creepy 😐

    Bunny boiler.

  • ToonMatt

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Ah the slug’s little bum boy is copying off his master and banning the press, they are both a couple of parasites who will one day get whats coming to them.

  • midweek weekend

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7

    You cant help but feel sorry for rangers they got all this to come, ashley really is a horrible person money his only motivation, you can’t take it with you when your dead, he’s worth around 4 billion pounds but it’s not enough.

    He won’t own us forever someone will lead us to salvation one day, the chosen one is a Russian billionaire or anyone who wants this football club to make it beyond the 3rd round of the fa cup!

  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    I would rather hear about rangers than another endless pardew article

  • Markaccus

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #9

    This isnt even the same reasons…. the Chronicle got banned here for utterly over doing things, whereas all the record have done is make a small report on potential mismanagement. Dekka is a pansy.

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #10

    ^beermonkey – here here!

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    I have to say I like these Rangers updates it’s fascinating stuff regardless of whether you’re a Rangers fan or not.

    It’s also interesting to see fan groups uniting and mobilizing and really showing us how it could/should be done.

    I’m desperate for Ashley to be foiled. He just can’t get away with it.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #12


    I cant see Ashley losing at rangers and will own both clubs

  • martoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13

    You really start to wonder about these people – are their egos so big that they can’t accept a bit of criticism? If you think a statement is unfair or untrue then issue a counter argument don’t just ban people!!!!!!!

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #14

    Rangers last gate was 11000 – we still average over 50K. Until NUFC fans actually do something we will be ‘owned’ by FatAsh.

    Rangers fans have caused him more agro in 6 months than we have in seven years!!

  • Markaccus

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Morning, Martoon

    Remember though, Dekka himself said “we (nufc fans) nave no idea just how nasty he can be”! Him and Mashers are just vile human beings.

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #16


    Spot on. It seems to be his default setting. Slightest criticism and he reacts like a dictator. He’d have em imprisoned if he could.

  • sickandtired

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #17

    A one man Stalinist revival – so ironic given he’s one of the richest Capitalists on the planet.
    For those who say ‘enough abut Rangers’ – well, more is what I say. It shows to those disbelievers exactly what this man does in order to get his own way.
    Too many don’t want to believe it when it comes to NUFC, Yet here it is is being played out again in front of everyone’s eyes and even now some people still believe the fat mans Big Lie.
    This is the reason he shuns publicity. Because they look too much into what he’s actually doing and how he is doing it.
    With a possible Parliamentary hearing to face; A SFA hearing upcoming; Court cases by USC staff; Court cases by disgruntled SD staff. The fat man is in the weakest position he has ever been in.

  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #18

    martoon…Whilst not a conclusive answer, it would appear that they ban papers rather than fight the claims as they are unable to do so.

    As always with Ashley, if there is nothing to hide, why the secrecy?

  • BandB

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #19


    Good point, I’m off on a break, but thought I’d acknowledge it.
    You could try posting your team selection.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #20


    easiest way to divide and conquer, they don’t say anything to us and yet we still have people on here who are willing and preach the let be patient and there is a plan

    but surly if they only had good intentions and plan for sustained success they would shout it from the roof tops

  • martoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Morning Markaccus.
    Ibizatoon – At NUFC the Chronicle & Telegraph were banned for supposedly inaccurate reporting – unlike an individual NUFC have lots of avenues to reply – in the local press, in the program notes etc. so banning is ridiculous.
    Changing the subject I loved this paragraph from’s match report
    “Some collective sleepwalking then saw the home side needlessly retreat in possession and invite pressure – oh for someone in the Shearer mould with the mental and physical prowess to close out a game properly.”

  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    BandB…Thank you. Really, I think it was an extension of the point you were driving home last night 🙂


  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    martoon…Wasn’t there something about giving over the top exposure to the protests too?

    The whole thing was ridiculous. A bit like the banning from the fans forum for releasing the minutes before the club.

    All just so over the top. Still, I’m sure they have the club and it’s fanbase at heart.

  • smid1690

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #24


    Not a Newcastle fan but respect a great club with great supporters and traditions. From a Rangers fan who undertsands what this Fat parasite is doing to both our clubs I would like to add a few comments of my own. While he has been a your club he has continually pocketed the money from the selling of players, the Tv cash, the season ticket money and your retail business and gave nothing in return rather than mid table dross to one of the best supported clubs in England. he is now with Rangers trying to take it a step further with our history, our badge, our worldwide retail and loyal fans. We have decided enough is enough and stopped buying merchandise started on masse buying into supporters share schemes and stopped attending games as the only thing this Fat Cockney blood sucker understands is the penny in his pocket. We will be rid of him in March as in pulling the strings but will still have him with his daylight robbery contracts which will mean nothing as no one will purchase anything and further supporter merchandise will be available to buy and the funds invested in shares for the fans. It has been crippiling for my great club but we will never Surrender and I believe it’s time for the Geordie Nation to follow this lead or he will bleed you forever more. WATP

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #25

    Normally I would not have much of an interest in Scottish football but in the current climate events at Rangers will impact on NUFC.
    I’m therefore very surprised some folk are not interested in the current “battles for Ibrox”. Surely those folk would accept that with the same management/links between the two clubs what happens north of the border will have a direct impact on the future of the Toon.

  • hibbit

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #26

    and so it begins …… good luck rangers your going to need it

  • hibbit

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #27

    mr tuff every breath we take is no linked to rangers

  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #28

    mister tuff

    it is interesting how rangers will pan out as for how it will impact us I don’t think it will apart from players going there onloan,
    I think Ashley will win against the sfa

    the only thing I can thing of that has an impact an Ashley owning us is as mentioned by pardew was the date of 2016 could this be when all the catering and and other outsourced contracts run out and everything reverts back to the club making it an ideal time to sell ?

    I didn’t realise that we could a club in Scotland any amount of players and they could all be fielded take away the Ashley side of things a link to a Scottish club could be good thing for on that front keeping a core of players together in a loan environment would be great

  • geordie157

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Whilst i think it’s good that 5 of our players will be some regular football, of these i only see Mbabu and Bigi having a future at the club.

    Fergs, Streete and Vuckic will prob sign for Rangers in the summer.

    Have to admit i will find it funny if Rangers don’t go up, Hearts should win the league but it’s certainly not a given Rangers will go up via the playoffs.

  • geordie157

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #30

    also, now we have links to Rangers and a good relationship with Gateshead, it would be good to expand on that and maybe set something up with Doncaster for example or possibly Dutch or Belgian side.

    In other news, I always keep an eye on ex players and it’s nice to see one of those who was released as youngster doing well after spending a lot of time in the lower leagues. Adam Collin, who is doing a good job at Rotherham and looks to be a decent keeper at that level.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #31

    The following article related to the decision making of the NUFC board:

    Lee Charnley said that when the previous manager left the club were taken by surprise and there was no contingency plan. It is surely a sign of inadequacy as any progressive club with forward thinking, should have identified with individuals that it believes would continue to take the club forward. Loyalty and support for the existing incumbent is of primary importance but is called into question when the only candidate deemed suitable is the previous second in charge.

    The actual only reasonable explanation is that a replacement would have cost money in the short term, an expense that would be reduced in the summer. A reasonable course of action if retaining the Premiership status of the club is the only requirement. However a club with aspirations, a long term plan of footballing success and with the capital available, should have options immediately available. The malaise at NUFC that has dampened the atmosphere in the stadium is at risk of turning into a flood that washes away any motivation for the club to succeed.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #32

    martoon @13 – a very astute point

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #33

    BlacknWhiteBarmy @13 – and the result of that agro has been what? MA has actually become more fortified at Ibrox.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #34

    I only hope the ire of the Daily Record is well and truely focused on Dekka, MA and more generally on the business of SD, revealing the extent to which these types of business exploit our society.

  • martoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Lindifarne @31 – Thanks, nice to know not everybody hates me like BandB 🙂
    Incidentally you seem to have killed the blog!

  • IrishGeordie9

    Feb 10, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Im still confused why people were dissappointed with the result, re Stoke. The only legitimate thing that my mind can grasp is the fact that too many fans over-rate our team. Lets be honest, we arent great are we? Too many fans are stuck in the past, the time where we always finished in the top 4 is gone. The time we had a good manager is gone. What we have now is a mid table team with an untested manager and a board with no ambition. There was a time where I always believed our team was capable of at least top 6. But that was always viewed through a pair of black and white glasses. Once you take those off you dont expect the unachievable. Therefore you dont get let down. Dont blame me. Blame the monster that owns this club. A draw against Stoke with our team is a great result. Be realistic! Our club doesnt do optimism.

  • martoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #38

    IrishGeordie9 @36 – Most would say that overall it was a fair result BUT the fact is we could have sneaked a win because we were a goal up, had a couple of good chances to double our lead and then gave away a stupid goal in the last minute – that, I believe, it what most are upset about.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 10, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Irish / Martoon – surely the fact that we only got a draw at home to Stoke – without their captain and CB -AND Some of you are idsappointed is the main problem with the club.

    When supporters are happy with mid table aspirations / zero cup runs / balance sheets before signings then FatAsh has won.

    I bet if a NUFC EGM was held in the Strawberry no one would bother – Apathy and lazy supporters get exactly what the deserve – FAtASh creaming your money!

  • Belfast

    Feb 10, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #40

    That Brentford sacking story is really bizarre like. That guy has done an excellent job in his time there. They also play excellent football, very enjoyable to watch. Sitting in the play offs after only being promoted is a remarkable job. You’d think they’d be bending over backwards to give him a new contract.


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