Rangers are set to move forward with revolutionary plans to provide press access to club fan media when the football season resumes, according to Four Lads Had a Dream.
Club shareholders and Ibrox fans group Club 1872 previously revealed that fan media was to get greater access [Club 1872] as supporters get fed up with how the club is covered by many quarters in the Scottish press.
Popular blogger and club influencer Four Lads announced in their latest blog that they would be receiving “full press access” when the season recommences.
“It is important that people now realise that the club’s PR has now dramatically changed for the better,” writes Steven Clifford, the man behind Four Lads.
“For example if you do spread lies (or have done in past) and are disingenuous in reporting about our club, we will simply use the outlets that do report fairly and accurately.
“That is not the tabloids and writers that hurt us or sensationalise nothing stories.
“Instead, thanks to the work of Club1872, the club will now move in an entirely different direction.
“That’s why when it comes to sensational headlines you can ignore them and trust that fan content will be more informed than ever before.
“The days of exclusives from the club to press are gone and the club will now dictate the narrative, to the people they trust, as you saw last night with the apparent ‘story’ on the pitch.”
The pitch story Four Lads are referring to concerns coverage from the Daily Record about the motivations behind the Ibrox club’s decision to repair their damaged pitch.
Club influencers such as Four Lads and Heart & Hand were frustrated with the coverage which they believe suggestively misrepresented the facts of the story.
This decision comes with many supporters believing that conventional news outlets and journalists misrepresent or push a negative narrative concerning the club.
Rangers are in a very public dispute with the likes of BBC Scotland, whilst there has been a range of complaints and clashes with newspapers across the country.
The suggestion is that agenda-driven journalism against the club will not be supported by revoking newspaper and journalists access where they misuse it.
Four Lads Had a Dream are widely considered one of the most authoritative voices in Rangers fan media have also assured fans this decision will not make them a mouthpiece for the club.
They are adamant the club can still be held up to scrutiny and the issues concerns disingenuous reporting rather than justified criticism.