9 January 2013 - 8:40am | posted by | 4 comments

Rangers new PR boss Jim Traynor warns media against 'maligning' club in their reporting

Rangers new PR boss Jim Traynor warns media against 'maligning' club in their reportingRangers new PR boss Jim Traynor warns media against 'maligning' club

Rangers FC’s director of communications, James Traynor, has issued a warning to the mainstream media against ‘maligning the club at every opportunity.

Referring to the clubs recent demotion to the third division, Traynor wrote in an opinion piece titled ‘Remember Sporting Integrity?’: “This club accepted their sanctions and moved on but too many others have been unable to do the same. They continue their assaults and while the deranged, who are using social media sites as conduits for their twisted agendas, should be ignored there are more than a few in the mainstream [media] still maligning the club at every opportunity.

“In a BBC radio debate last Saturday night, one pundit, in a matter-of-fact manner, said [chief executive] Charles Green speaks with ‘forked tongue.’ No attempt to explain or justify the statement, just as no explanation was offered when another radio voice claimed there was a dishonesty about Walter Smith when he went public with a late bid for the club.

“Word of advice gentlemen. From now on be very careful when talking or writing about this club.

“To paraphrase something said about another club, Rangers will not be treated less than others. And although there is no desire to pick fights, be assured that no one will attack Rangers with impunity.”


9 Jan 2013 - 10:27

Winning hearts and minds by veiled threats? More of a harm than charm campaign (without prejudice)

9 Jan 2013 - 16:15
steve82313's picture

@EvolutionDezine More ham than charm. The lamb's off

9 Jan 2013 - 16:44
JimMcG's picture

Hmmm ... pot and kettle come to mind!

10 Jan 2013 - 11:45
unive14816's picture

Over the years I have watched Mr Traynor's career slowly deteriorate. At it's height, Mr Traynor at The Herald..serious Journalist, great newspaper. The low point, headline grabbing, petty nonsense at The Daily Record.

His appearances on TV and Radio became more and more cringe worthy...the highlight being an on-air spat with chirpy chappy Chic Young!

Oh and that phone-in show? Just Awful. Once Jim had gone, the BBC immediately replaced it with Kenny McIntyre plus contributors...much better!

Jim wants to be Graham Spiers but doesn't have the talent or insight. Now this Airdrionian is at Ibrox as director of communications?

As a non old firm football supporter, I'm just glad I won't have to listen to his self important rubbish anymore!

Thank you Charles...you're welcome to him. H


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