I recently wrote here the Castore shitshow hasn’t gone away you know.
Now it would appear that the Churchillian chaps at Club 1872 are starting to get with the programme.
I’ve been told that recently they’ve been asking some very pointed questions apropos the merchandising deal with the enterprising Scousers.
Perhaps it because of these queries that have led to them not being invited to an upcoming conclave on the Castore catastrophe.
The chaps at Club 1872 are clearly unimpressed at this, and you can read their statement here.
However, here it is in full just in case it gets taken down at some point:
Castore Update 8th September 2020
September 8, 2020
As we said in our update on 24th August, Club 1872 submitted detailed questions to both Castore and Rangers over two weeks ago on the ongoing issues encountered by supporters who have ordered merchandise in recent months.
Our questions focused on the well publicised concerns around the quality of some items, pre-order delivery delays and cancellations, the returns policy and the difference between the Rangers and Castore websites in that regard. We also asked for clarification on the decision to move forward the opening of the Rangers Store by several weeks, despite it appearing that stock levels were not sufficient to complete all pre-orders at that time.
As things stand, neither Rangers nor Castore have answered our questions.
We note that Rangers and Castore are holding an event on Wednesday night for a small group of fans selected by the club. Club 1872 have not been invited to the meeting. While this may provide some answers for a very limited number of supporters affected by these issues, we do not believe it is the correct forum to be addressing those issues, nor is it an effective or equitable way to communicate with supporters. Every supporter who has been affected by these issues deserves a clear explanation of what has gone wrong as well as reassurance for the future.
We reiterate our strong belief that Rangers supporters – including all at Club 1872 – want to support both Castore and Rangers throughout the duration of this long-term retail partnership. To that end, we continue to press both Rangers and Castore for appropriate responses to the questions we have asked on behalf of the support.
Ever since the Castore merchandise became something to feel rather than fantasise over the spell was broken.
A thread on Follow Follow on the “Pathetic quality” of Castore’s Sevco range now runs to 112 pages.
Moreover, it was created by an administrator on that Quintessentially British message board.
The news that Club 1872 had no been invited to the dignified sit down led to an angry response.
For the avoidance of doubt, they do anger very well indeed.
One chap, in particular, seems to have reached a higher level of awareness.
In the meantime, the Sevco High Command has recently been getting back in touch with their well-heeled supporters to see if they could find their way to assisting the basket of assets.
Dear reader, there is very little about the Ibrox shitshow that cannot be explained if you just Follow Follow the money.
Perhaps the chaps at Club 1872 will finally examine why they were set up in the aftermath of the Off Licence Putch in 2015.