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

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Rangers target dismisses current club and says Rangers are 'massive'...


In his pleas for Ryan Jack not to be booed playing for Scotland tonight, Aberdeen midfielder and Rangers target Kenny McLean has inadvertently admitted Aberdeen are not a big club.

The 25 year old engine room man was the subject of huge speculation this summer, and with his rejection of a new deal confirmed and his departure in January or next summer assured, the midfielder has not only indirectly conceded Aberdeen are ‘small time’, but given a subtle hint of where he will be next year by praising Rangers’ size.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Second, third or fourth - what is acceptable?


With Pedro Caixinha out of the building, thank God, Rangers now face a slightly uncertain future.

At present, we do not know who the new manager will be – while Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes remains hot favourite, he faces some competition from Alan Pardew, David Moyes, and outsiders like Tommy Wright and Alex McLeish.

However, we are putting our trust in the board to get the big appointment correct this time (albeit history teaches us chances of that are low) and we therefore wonder what exactly we should expect from the rest of the season.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Did SPL star know the truth about Pedro Caixinha?


When (current) Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes announced star midfielder Kenny McLean was not to sign a new deal and would be leaving Pittodrie in the summer, it was met with surprise in some quarters.

Not that he was leaving, but that McInnes not only announced it without a great deal of regret, and that he even mentioned selling the lad was not out of the question.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Factfile; everything you need to know about major contender for Rangers job

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Current Aberdeen manager until 2020 is 46-year-old Derek McInnes and he has definitely done well at Pittodrie over the last 4 years. Admittedly, he only had Celtic to compete with except for last season when Rangers were in their first season back in the SPL, with the underperforming Mark Warburton at the helm.

McInnes was appointed manager of St Johnstone on 27 Nov 2007, after the previous management team of Owen Coyle and Sandy Stewart had been head hunted to Burnley. He was already on the playing staff at the time and they felt that McInnes was showing managerial promise and it was also the cheapest option available to Perth side, so he got the job.

Managerial target fails to rule out joining Rangers


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has added fuel to the fire of the Rangers job by refusing to rule out leaving Aberdeen.

The Dons manager is currently heavy favourite for the post at Ibrox, and while many media outlets are claiming his comments ‘play down’ the speculation, the critical absence of an explicit rejection of any overtures from Govan or inability to say he was staying was extremely telling.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Would hot favourite managerial signing guarantee marquee January player signing?


With Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes the hot favourite to become new permanent Rangers manager, it could bode even better for the already promising looking pursuit of Pittodrie engine room man Kenny McLean.

McLean has confirmed he will not be signing a new deal next summer, and this has put Rangers on red alert to grab his signature, either on a low-cost deal in January, or for free on a pre-contract in the summer.

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.