Outspoken Rangers CEO Charles Green visited Rutherglen at the weekend to meet local supporters.
The Yorkshireman was at the Quarry Bar on Cathcart Road for a question and answer session.
And as well as giving locals the chance to quiz the man in charge of the Glasgow giants, the event helped raise £800 for the Rangers Charity Foundation.
Mr Green was shown parcels donated by big-hearted regulars for troops serving in Afghanistan. Three soldiers from the 1st Scot’s - Sgt. Hutton, Pte. Allison and LCpl McMillan - were also there to meet him.
During the afternoon Mr Green spoke about how he and his consortium took charge of Rangers in the summer and the battles he has faced since.
He discussed the prospect of league reconstruction, the chances of the Ibrox club playing outside of Scotland and the possible business model for the club.
He answered questions on increasing the capacity of Ibrox, transfer funds, TV rights and revealed the club had been asked to appear in testimonials for two well known EPL players.
Speaking to the Reformer, Mr Green said it was important to engage with fans and warned he wasn’t about to quit his combative style.
He said: “I’ve always said that we need to meet the fans. I’ve been to the USA and Belfast and this week I’m heading to Australia.
“I won’t just follow the party line. People might not think what I say is correct but I’ll always give them my opinion and I won’t just meet with the hardline. It’s important we understand all the fans’ views.
“In the early days there was a great deal of suspicion. Fans were asking questions that I wasn’t allowed to answer because of investor confidentiality. Once we got past that we were able to be open with people.
“Since then we have seen the real phenomena that is Rangers. I was sitting with Jim (Traynor, Rangers head of Communications) yesterday and I said to him ‘what would you have said if I’d told the Daily Record we would have 44,000 at a third division game in January?’ He said we’d be doing the interview in a padded cell. It’s important that I stand up for Rangers and if people don’t like that I don’t care. I will always speak my mind.
“I’ve been told that I shouldn’t be against the reconstruction plan if I don’t have an alternative but I don’t go along with that. I’ve only been here six months and you have people involved with the game up here for 20 years.”
Quarry manager Mary Clark said the pub was full to its 130 capacity. She added: “Everyone was really over the moon with how it went. It was our best Q&A session yet.”