Friday, 29 July 2016

This Celtic hero reckons Rangers players are inferior

Without any doubts, Rangers’ rise from the lower depths of Scottish football has been as quick as it has impressive. While four years felt like a long time for us fans, it is infinitely quicker than the 16 years of purgatory Leeds fans have suffered, and as such only 48 months is effectively something to be borderline grateful for by comparison.

Rangers have built a brand new squad, one befitting of the country’s top flight, but remarkably an ex-Celtic hero’s arrogance surfaced recently when former Parkhead striker Joe Miller decided a combined Old Firm XI would not feature a single Rangers player.

When is a Rangers fan guilty?

Let me start this piece out by clearly illustrating the positive comments this site has made on the King regime since it took office last year; we have praised the appointment of Warburton, Weir and McParland, we have waxed lyrical about how the board has sought to restore fan unity and the similar restoration of pride in our Club.

We have rightly bigged up the infrastructure improvements, and we have even conceded our own doubts prior to their election victory in 2015 were unfounded. Last but not least we absolutely loved the post-Cup final statement which defended our supporters unconditionally and tore into the bitterness of Scottish football without mercy.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Robin Van...Persie?!

There have been some bizarre transfer rumours connected to Rangers this summer. Most were dismissed as the nonsense they were and eventually forgotten. At one point Henrik Larsson’s son Jordan was announced as a link, a wind up of course; but the national press actually ran with it, suggesting journalism is getting even lazier these days.

But some of those crazy rumours actually happened – Rangers signed Croatian superstar Niko Kranjcar, and they really did snap up the mercurial Joey Barton.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Three reasons why Rangers can win the SPL

 Article by Richard Fillingham

Rangers will be competing with Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts for first place in next season’s Premiership League battle, and I will give you three good reasons for Rangers coming first.

In season 2015-16, Celtic played 38 league games in the Premiership and they only won 26 matches, they also drew 8 (16 dropped points), of their games and lost 4 times (12 points), and gained a measly 86 points. You can bet your boots that they will have to perform better than that next season, if they are going to beat Rangers to the title.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Feature: a history of Rangers managers '86-present. Part One - Graeme Souness

 Article by Richard Fillingham

Graeme Souness was Rangers’ first player-manager from April 1986 to 16 April 1991; he signed from Italian side Sampdoria for a fee of £300,000 and effectively succeeded Jock Wallace. Financed initially by the Club's then-owner, Lawrence Marlborough, chairman David Holmes embarked upon a bold strategy of reclaiming the footballing ascendancy that Rangers had been desperately seeking in Scotland after years in the wilderness due to the dominance of arch-rivals Celtic, and the emergence of the ‘New Firm’ of Aberdeen and Dundee United.

Souness' appointment as Rangers' manager attracted most attention, but his arrival as a player was also of team-changing significance. Graeme arrived at Ibrox with a reputation as one of Europe's leading midfielders – due to his immense success at Liverpool. His signings were unusual in that Rangers had never been able to sign any top-quality English international players before or even since his days in charge.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Next season; are Rangers ready?

 Article by Greg Roots

We are less than 2 weeks away from kicking off our league campaign in the Scottish Premiership for the first time since 2011/12 and there is most certainly a feeling of excitement flowing through all Rangers fans.

We have added to an already attacking squad with both English premiership “hot prospects” like Dodoo and Rossiter, as well as stalwarts who have seen it all at the highest level and will definitely bring a great deal of much needed experience to Mark Warburton’s squad.

Why the sun will never shine on Ibrox

The newspapers never were the most elegant of information sources. The majority of them historically chose whichever Glasgow club was the bigger focus of attention at that moment in time and used those travails for hits, circulation and general profit.

There is, however, no denying that the past four years have seen a dramatic spike in the sheer level of negative Rangers reporting, of these newspapers and indeed media sources in general exploiting the dark days at Ibrox for their own ends.