Showing posts with label Celtic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Celtic. Show all posts

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, 9 October 2017

Rangers linked to Celtic and Forest SPL target

According to ‘Football Whispers’ Hibernian’s John McGinn continues to be linked with an unlikely switch to Rangers, with the ‘whisper’ rating not too far behind that of confirmed target Jamie Walker.

The midfielder, who has four appearances for Scotland under his belt, has been a mainstay of Hibernian’s first team for some considerable time now, and has been a consistent and impressive performer for the Edinburgh side down in the Championship and now in the SPL.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Interest growing in reported Rangers target

As reported on the site at the tail end of last month, Rangers have been strongly linked with St Mirren midfielder Lewis Morgan. Recent reports claim Pedro’s men have recently upped their interest in the 21-year old who currently sits second in the Championship scoring standings with an impressive five goals from eight matches.

The Buddies similarly sit a point clear at the top of Scotland’s second top tier and a great deal of that is thanks to Morgan, who is impressing many admirers at the moment, and has been linked with a few clubs, not just the Ibrox men.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Rangers said to be interested in Championship midfielder

Earlier this summer Rangers joined Celtic in being reported as interested in St Mirren’s 20-year old midfielder, Lewis Morgan, and that interest has resurfaced in the past week.

Impressively joint third in the Championship’s top-scorer list, the young engine room man is said to be interesting a group of clubs, with the Old Firm pair at the top of the pile, and Burton Albion had two bids rejected for his services earlier in the year.

What should the board do now?

Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

The Rangers board took an inexcusably huge gamble by making untried Pedro Caixinha the new man to take over from another experimental ‘Gers manager in Mark Warburton.

If Ped the Ted is ever going to be a success at Ibrox, he must start winning a minimum of three games in a row – to have any semblance of success at a massive club like Rangers.

It is impossible for a Rangers manager to win the league if he cannot buy the right players to put on the park and then have the talent and common sense to choose the right ones to start the games.

10 things we learned against Celtic

So now that the dust has settled on yesterday’s (latest) Old Firm defeat, it is time for your good old friends at Ibrox Noise to bring you an assessment of what we reckoned we learned from the 90 minutes in Govan. What follows is what we feel we can take from the loss, both good and bad.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Old Firm misery - where do Rangers go from here?

It is hard to figure out where Rangers go from here. It is plain to see that progress under Pedro Caixinha is either at a crawl or plain non-existent. Without directly saying that Rangers need a new manager, it is evident there is no coherent direction under this regime, and the squad is simply not good enough to compete for second place.

Yes, second. We are miles off Celtic – today’s defeat, while not the humiliating scoreline last time out, was still a complete humbling and if losing like that counts as some progress in the hunt to usurp Parkhead’s lot then we really do have slim pickings in signs of improvement.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Frozen out international to return for Old Firm clash?

Lee Hodson is on stand by ready to be deployed at left back should neither Lee Wallace or Declan John be passed fit in time for the Old Firm clash.

Without doubts also about the pair for Tuesday night’s Cup quarter with Partick, the Northern Ireland international provides a simple enough solution to the hysteria currently in the media about a ‘fitness race’ for the captain and the on-loan Cardiff man.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Strip the Titles? Why Celtic REALLY want Rangers EBT investigation re-opened...

Only Rangers fans living on Mars recently could have failed to spot Celtic demanding a reopening of the investigation into the EBT scheme at Ibrox following the SFA’s assertion that it was a completely closed affair.

Indeed, not only did the governing body of the land’s game state this, but traditionally Rangers-hating entities like Aberdeen backed them up. Now, we are not going to praise the likes of Stewart Milne for stating enough is enough, but we can at least acknowledge his sense in wanting this nonsense put to bed for the sake of Scottish football.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Celtic: form is temporary, class is permanent

Before I start this article, let me first assert that like all Rangers fans, I know there is a long way to go before we catch Celtic. Their squad was assembled at far higher sums than ours, and this Rangers is merely fledgling under Pedro Caixinha. Furthermore, there is a very high chance the gulf between the two will be exposed again when Rodgers’ under 12’s visit Ibrox later this month.

However, that all said, there is just a little simmering sense of something right now. From Celtic dropping points at Parkhead inside four matches to St Johnstone following going nearly the entire season last term before succumbing to Ross County, to last night’s absolute mollication by PSG, there is just a sense that while a sea of change has not quite opened up yet for Rangers or anyone else, Celtic seem more vulnerable than they have at any time.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pedro has a big decision to make

Ex-Rangers enforcer Kevin Thomson has advocated a change in formation for the Old Firm clash later this month, suggesting an extra midfielder while sacrificing a striker.

Whether you agree with his opinion, could a change in formation, whatever it may be, be a wise move from Pedro Caixinha for what will be a very difficult game?

When the Portuguese signed up at Ibrox, his initial formation moved away from his predecessor’s 4-3-3 by picking a 4-2-3-1.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

What can Rangers do with under a month to go until the Old Firm derby?

With the first Old Firm derby of the season just under a month away we are looking at Rangers’ start to the season and upcoming games for Pedro Caixinha’s men heading into undoubtedly the biggest match in world football!
Rangers will be keen to improve upon their third place finish last season and look to challenge Celtic for the title. With the mighty Gers having spent more than Celtic this summer, as well as bringing in players such as Graham Dorrans and Bruno Alves on free transfers, expectations were high heading into the new season.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Rangers fans aren't best pleased with Niko Kranjcar

Rangers’ star playmaker Niko Kranjcar may just find himself in a few fans’ bad books after his recent comments about Old Firm matches.

For those of you who do not know, the Croatian attacking midfielder has asserted that it is ok for Rangers to lose all of the clashes with Celtic, as long as they win the title.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Neil Lennon: "Ibrox is a great venue"

In a curious show of honesty and respect, Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has praised Ibrox and warned his players to expect an intimidating atmosphere tomorrow afternoon.

The ex-Celtic manager and player is well known for his incendiary comments and conduct which have frequently riled up Rangers fans over the years, but this will be his first football trip to Ibrox in a non-Celtic capacity and the former Leicester player could not have been more gushing of his old adversaries.

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.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Simply the Best (Old Firm wins)

 Article by: Martin Green, for Ibrox Noise
Celtic’s unbeaten run currently stands at 46 league matches and it is difficult to see anybody putting a stop to it any time soon. After becoming Scotland’s first ever Invincibles and completing a domestic treble in 2016/17, Brendan Rodgers’ men will fancy their chances of extending their run well into the future. If anyone is going to stop them, it will probably have to be Rangers, who now have a full season back in the top flight under their belts and will see finishing second as the bare minimum this season. To beat this impressive Celtic side, Rangers will have to recapture the magic that has seen them vanquish their Old Firm rivals several times over the years. In total Rangers have secured 164 wins over Celtic, and here we pick out the very best of them:

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Topping on EBTs: "You can't please everyone..."

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Outgoing SPFL chairman Ralph Topping, whose impartiality, intelligence, and honesty will be sadly missed, has effectively admitted that the review board who will investigate Scottish football’s rules and practises during the so-called ‘EBT Period’ (mostly focusing on the handling Rangers, of course) are unlikely to be as impartial as he.

The SPFL and SFA are to team up and compile an ‘independent’ review relating to the procedures the authorities used way back when, but reading between the lines, Topping has cryptically conceded that the ‘independence’ part of the equation will be hard to secure. He said:

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Should Rangers fans boycott SPL away matches?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Ibrox Noise’s remit has always been to support our club, defend it from our enemies, and hold those in charge at Ibrox to account for their actions. We do these in different ways, sometimes in ways sometimes misunderstood, but never mistake any of our articles, comments, or polls as being for being in the wrong intentions.

Us fans may disagree a lot about the right way forward for our club, or the right manager, or the right this or that, but we are all united by wanting whatever is in Rangers’ best interests. Sometimes that is quite well hidden with petty squabbles between us quite a regular occurrence, and frequent accusations against those who disagree with our views that they are either not a Rangers fan or a plain undercover tim.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Strip the titles? Strip the sanity, more like...

Ibrox Noise has been far from quiet over this ‘title stripping’ nonsense the SPL has been peddling of late. Ever since Rangers lost the appeal over the Big Tax Case, every worm from every rock has crawled and wriggled its way back into the picture, oozing its way onto a soapbox to announce, with no lack of self righteous indignation, just why Big Bad Ranjurs deserve to have the book thrown at them, followed by the library, brick by brick.

Do not mistake us, we do feel Dave King has a few questions to answer akin to what Gordon Smith proposed in his paper column, but we have to applaud the chairman’s statement of recent times which really does nail the whole fallacy of the ‘strip the titles’ campaign.