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.