Results of ORSA Survey

Please find the key results from the recent ORSA survey sent to all of our members:

1) Which ORSA club are you a member of (if any)?

Over 100 responses across all of our members with almost every RSC represented.

2) How have you previously or currently invested in the club? Please select all options which apply:

All respondents are investors in the club from all categories listed. Over 50% of respondents are season ticket holders, over 60% are megastore clients (inclusive of on-line purchases) & over 70% subscribe to Rangers TV.  

3) Please rate your satisfaction with the post-IPO Ibrox board.

Over 70% of respondents were either unsatisfied or very unsatisfied.

4) Please rate the following proposed directors on a scale of 1 – 5?
(1 Fully supported, 2 Somewhat supportive, 3 neutral, 4 Somewhat unsupported, 5 not supported at all)

1 Fully supported: Paul Murray, Scott Murdoch, Alex Wilson & Malcolm Murray.

2 Somewhat supportive: None

3 Neutral: Graham Wallace & Norman Crighton.

4 Somewhat unsupported: None

5 not supported at all: David Somers, Brian Stockbridge, James Easdale & Sandy Easdale.

(Only the majority of votes in each category highlighted)

5) Although not up for election, would you like to the see any of the following joining the Rangers board?

80% of all respondents would like to see Dave King return to the Rangers board. All others received 15% or less.

6) Please rate your satisfaction with the supporters group on a scale of 1 – 5?
(1 Fully supported, 2 Somewhat supportive, 3 neutral, 4 Somewhat unsupported, 5 not supported at all)

1 Fully supported: Rangers Supporters Trust, Sons of Struth & ORSA

2 Somewhat supportive: None

3 Neutral: Rangers Supporters Assembly & Rangers Supporters Association 

4 Somewhat unsupported: None

5 not supported at all: None

7) Further to Q6, Tell us what individual or group/s best represents or aligns with your feelings on the majority of matters concerning Rangers Football Club. Please explain why?

We received a wide range of views covering the different groups representing the support and it would appear that they are in fact fracturing the support. The growth in social media and the highest percentage support for the recently formed Sons of Struth campaign are indicators that the main supporters groups have failed to actively engage their respective memberships, and are struggling to show real leadership in independent thought free from club interference. The RST appears to have support for the structure and overall aims e.g. fan ownership but have no credible leadership that can unite the support.  Local supporter representation remains high yet is not without its critics. 

In summary:

Thank you to all that took part. 

In summary, ORSA will await the result of today’s AGM before engaging further on how the fans in the region can express their collective displeasure and distrust  of the existing directors up for re-election. 
 
Whilst respectful of an array of opinions, it is clear that the support are seeking immediate change. If the AGM fails to deliver this change, we will take the necessary steps to actively promote an agenda for boardroom change with measures supported by a majority of our members. Additionally, we’ll take steps to ensure supporter representation is meaningful and valued by the club. Whilst we value our collaborations with other supporter groups and a voice at Ibrox under the RSA umbrella is evident that our loyalty and financial investment is being taken for granted. 
 
We would ask that any institutional investors and significant shareholders clearly put the interests of the club and it’s supporters first when casting their votes today. 

ORSA Committee

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Posted December 19, 2013 by hongkongranger in Uncategorized