Saturday, 24 September 2016

Squad selector - choose your Rangers XI for Pittodrie

It is 9AM on Sunday and you are Mark Warburton. Jordan Rossiter aside you have a completely fit squad. Today at midday you travel to Aberdeen to face a Dons team slightly off-form at present but strong in recent years and managed by a very wily and promising coach in Derek McInnes.

Pressure has been high, more than you expected, on yourself, on your assistant, your squad and the results have not gone as well as you would have liked.

Should Mark Warburton build Rangers around Josh Windass?

The 22-year old has only made a few appearances for Mark Warburton, but was one of the few to gain pass marks (if not more at Parkhead) and in terms of contribution has overall impressed significantly since making his long awaited debut in the Light Blue.

His father went on record to say two things about his son’s ability:

One, that his best position was in the ‘3’ of a 4-2-3-1, and two, that it is his contention that Warburton should build the entire team around the creative midfielder.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Major injury doubt for Sunday

Mark Warburton has confirmed doubts over whether star attacker Josh Windass will be fit in time for Sunday’s crunch clash at Pittodrie.

The attacking midfielder has impressed since his sparkling display at Parkhead and his contribution has become increasingly important to Rangers, but the 22-year old suffered a possible hamstring pull during the pre-match warm up against Queen of the South at Ibrox, and had to be replaced last-minute by Croatian playmaker Niko Kranjcar.

The Rangers spreadsheet - 1872-present

Welcome to the Rangers spreadsheet!

Covering the beginning in 1872 to the present day by the Legendary Chic Sharp (@ChickSharpHorse), these spreadsheets contain every result (and so much more) in our proud club’s long and illustrious history.

There is literally no better source to find any result, profile, record, or fact from any given date in time from Rangers’ long and glorious past, painstaking built by Chic over the past decade plus and constantly updated.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Rangers fan poll: should Rangers keep Joey Barton?

With the controversy lingering around banned midfielder Joey Barton, Ibrox Noise felt it appropriate to try to gauge fan opinion over his future.

Currently, it is up in the air, with the former Burnley man away from training for 21 days, but with his radio controversies and apparent media displays further contriving more publicity for his upcoming book, do Rangers fans want this circus surrounding their club any longer in the hope he will find his form from last season again?

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Life beyond Barton - rampant Rangers rule Queens

Preparation for tonight’s match could barely have been worse. ‘Barton-gate’ had threatened to derail Rangers in as hefty a way as it could, with the midfield anchor expressing various disparaging remarks about regret over leaving Burnley and apparently making an appearance on Breakfast TV tomorrow.

None of this helped Mark Warburton prepare for a very tough test against arguably the country’s form side and serial Rangers’ bogey outfit Queens, and he certainly was not further aided by a nasty injury during the warm up for in-form Josh Windass, which led to a last-minute shuffle of the enigmatic Niko Kranjcar taking the former Stanley creative man’s place.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Always look on the briiiight, side of life!

 Article by Greg Roots

Facts are facts, and the fact is that we have started the season very poorly; picking up only half the points we have contested and being swept aside by our nearest rivals. The standard of performance that we were used to last season has disappeared, and now instead of high energy football we are experiencing a more laboured approach to the passing game that Warburton insists on sticking to for every match. Throw the Barton shenanigans into the mix and all of a sudden it looks like a full blown crisis at Ibrox…