Showing posts with label Aberdeen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aberdeen. Show all posts

Monday, 28 August 2017

Is crucial summer signing adjusting to life at Ibrox?

Article by: Ibrox Noise

When Mark Warburton brought in Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and (we thought) Matt Crooks last summer, Rangers fans believed we not only had a long-awaited solution to defensive midfield, but were now in fact embarrassed by riches there.

As we know, it worked out nothing like that, with Andy Halliday continuing to fill that role as Rossiter laid out injured, Barton laid back out to England and Crooks, it transpires, is not even a defensive midfielder, as testified by the man himself.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

SPL manager - "We won't sell to rivals, except Celtic"

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has amusingly confirmed he will not sell Kenny McLean to Rangers as he would not want to ‘sell to a rival’, coming just weeks after he sold Jonny Hayes to Celtic.

Rangers have been linked with the Scotland international for some considerable time, and Aberdeen have stood firm with their claim he is not for sale, but following Aberdeen selling to a rival in Celtic with the Irish winger, McInnes has done a ‘Hibs’ and claimed he does not sell to rivals.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

How Rangers can shape up with new SPL duo

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Having watched how quickly Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans have fitted into the Rangers team so effortlessly, it seems to have given Pedro the added attraction of signing another two home-grown players into the Ibrox squad.

Caixinha craves for a team full of winners and obviously feels that Hearts winger Jamie Walker and Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean are two players who have all the right credentials to become successful Rangers players for many seasons to come.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

"13 of 56" - why Scottish clubs are a disaster in Europe

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Rangers and St Johnstone both find themselves out of the Europa League in the first week of the competition and the League Cup will come next month for the two clubs. This leaves both Scottish clubs looking for practice matches to play within the next 4 weeks.

They could of course play each other home and away to give the two SPL sides some much needed practice, and earn some much-needed money from the paying customers wanting to see their teams get ready for the start of the new season. The real competition starts on Sunday 6 August against Motherwell at Fir Park at 1.30pm.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

3 Scots, 3 bids, 3 signings?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

This transfer window has been home of a very strange dichotomy as far as Rangers are concerned. On the one hand, we have seen eight players sweep through the front door with near clinical efficiency and with only 24 days on the transfer clock. On the other, there have been two increasingly long-running sagas while another one appears to have joined them in the past 24 hours.

As all fans will know, Rangers are involved in arduous negotiations over Norwich City’s Graham Dorrans. The bid made by the Ibrox men has been regarded as insufficient for the Canaries to accept, with reports Rangers’ submitted fee has topped out at £1.2M while the Championship side want well over two times that.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Rangers' league prospects - first, second or third?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Making predictions is a fool’s game. There are so many factors to consider that making a punt on the future is why you will never see a skint bookie. So while this article will shamelessly indulge in it anyway, just remember that forecasts are as reliable as the weather. And weather forecasts.

That all said, there is definitely a shift in the shape of the SPL for next season; so without further ado let us try to sift through it and see where we think Rangers are capable of ending up.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Is Rangers' new signing captain material?

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

Pedro’s 2nd signing of the summer, Ryan Jack has represented Scotland at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, proving that he has been an incredibly consistent & good international standard player throughout his career.

He has captained the Under-21 side and is on the top ten list for achieving 19 appearances at this level and in May 2013, he received a call-up to the full Scotland squad for the game against Croatia. 
This is the first time that Rangers have signed a captain of Aberdeen and their fans are absolutely livid that Ryan would have the cheek to decry his home town team like that. He better get used to living in the Glasgow area, because from now on, he is in for a hard time and seen as a traitor. Aberdeen fans hate the glorious Rangers,

Rangers move in on SPL midfielder - more to come

After pulling off the impressive signature of Ryan Jack, Rangers have been heavily linked with his former team mate Kenny McLean, with many believing the Aberdeen midfielder is a sure bet to be one of Pedro Caixinha’s latest recruits as he sets about rebuilding Rangers into something like what fans expect.

The Dons’ engine room man has been one of their many success stories of recent times, just like the one which persuaded Pedro to court Jack and bring him to Ibrox and the ex-St Mirren midfielder is very much on Rangers’ radar.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Aberdeen, Rangers, and the slaughtering of Ryan Jack

One of the worst-kept secrets in Scottish football is Aberdeen’s former captain Ryan Jack making a summer switch to Ibrox. I say former because the press has made quite a big deal of the fact the Pittodrie outfit relieved him of the armband and furnished Graeme Shinnie with it instead.

Indeed, the press and Scottish football in general have made a real stink about the fact Jack is swapping Pittodrie for Ibrox, as if such behaviour is abhorrent.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Investing in the Rangers

Bookmakers have released odds for the 2017-18 season and Celtic have been made 1/10 favourites to win another title. Rangers are second favourites, but Pedro Caixinha’s men are not being given much of a chance by the bookies after finishing more than 30 points behind Celtic this season.

A Sports Interaction review and a trawl through various sites shows Rangers are trading at around 8/1 to win next season’s Premiership. Unless the club seriously improves its transfer business in the summer there will be few takers. At least Rangers are ahead of Aberdeen in the betting. Manager Derek McInnes has been laying into Rangers for finishing below his team this season, saying it’s embarrassing given the financial clout the club has.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Pedro makes worrying admission

When a new manager comes in, there is often a period of adjustment – from formations, to selections, to how the press are handled. Fans equally have to adjust to the new way of doing things, given how locked they previously were into the last manager’s methods.

There is often a honeymoon spell, where the new boss ekes out extra from his new squad of (usually) underachievers and fans often poke fun at the ex manager pointing out how the new one is getting so much more from the same players.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Rangers complete first midfield summer signing; reports

Unconfirmed reports circulating around Ibrox claim new manager Pedro Caixinha has finally completed his first signing, a three year deal for Aberdeen’s Ryan Jack, it is said.

The 25 year old midfielder has been on Rangers’ radar for some time, and has been an integral part of the Dons’ side which has sweeped its way to second place in the SPL, while performing impressively against Rangers along the way.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Silence of the Sheep

Few could deny Pedro Caixinha’s start to life in Scotland has not been the smoothest. Despite that convincing dispatch of Hamilton on his debut, the Portuguese’s methods since then have come under the spotlight, as did his underwhelming subsequent two matches; first that mediocre draw against Steve Robinson’s Motherwell, before an even more average loss of two points at Jig’s Killie.

Coupled with revealing his team selection for Rugby Park 36 hours early, to explaining his actual tactical methods in detail during press conferences and club videos, to borderline accidently insulting Kenny Miller as an old man whose best years are behind him; Pedro has not had it easy of late, drawing scorn from most.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Rangers' fan poll: to boycott away matches next season or not?

 Richard Fillingham

I try to make my articles both interesting and informative, however this next topic really does split opinion in our loyal support. So much so that a poll to find out the true percentage of the fans feelings would probably help everybody to decide the way forward - and what is best in the long term for our beloved club. I would like to address the outstanding question for a lot of the Rangers supporters for the forthcoming season.

Should Rangers fans boycott away grounds? At the end of the day, we are all individuals and we support our team in so many different ways.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

How Scottish football crumbled in 2012

 By Richard Fillingham

On 11 August 2012, Rangers played Peterhead away and could only muster a draw on their opening game of the season. It took a last minute equaliser by Andy Little to gain a 2-2 result. It was certainly not the result the 4,500-strong capacity crowd were expecting as title favourites Rangers were given a rude awakening in the Scottish Football League's lowest division.

It was a sad day for Rangers, but not everybody realised that it would turn out to be a disaster for most other teams in the Scottish Premier League, because of the disastrous lower gates for the next few years, due to thousands of missing Rangers supporters at every game. The Scottish Premier League’s loss was the SPFL’s gain. Our support filled nearly every ground in the third division and the away teams and their fans treated us as very welcome guests and our board members were welcomed with open arms. Changed days for Rangers to be treated well by other teams.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Warburton frustration over delay; McInnes murmurs

While Mark Warburton remains the odds-on favourite for the Rangers job with his odds in fact shrinking further to 1/12, there are increasing murmurs within Scottish football circles that Derek McInnes has emerged as a very dark horse indeed, and that the delay on the management announcement is due to negotiations with Aberdeen over compensation.

McInnes, who had two years to run on his existing contract before Aberdeen reportedly offered him a further extension, had been around 6/1 consistently but has seen those odds reduce to 11/2 in recent days from some outlets, with growing rumours over those aforementioned negotiations.