Showing posts with label Everton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Everton. Show all posts

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Rangers in four-way stand off?

Rangers currently find themselves embroiled in a very curious four-way battle. At around the same time, three big English clubs are managerless and Rangers are in the same market as they all are, with the same names all being touted for the top jobs.

First to be relieved of duty was Everton’s Ronald Koeman, after a pretty dreadful spell of results at Goodison. The Toffees had splashed out over 150M Euros on players, yet got little return on that from their Dutch coach before dispensing with him.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Can Rangers fans forgive this 'deserter'?

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker were two of the first Rangers players to decide that their contracts with the Ibrox side would be deemed worthless in the takeover period of 2012.

They both appeared on television together to try and explain their reasons for leaving, but it backfired badly on them because they were seen as opening up the flood gates for all the other traitors to leave.

Their agent was the instigator of it all, of course, because of the way he guided them through this phase of their careers. He knew that Rangers couldn’t insist on a transfer fee as they had gone into administration, so they would be free to earn an excellent signing-on fee from whichever club they would sign for, plus their hefty pay packet per week.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker and Kyle Lafferty

It is hard to refer to these three without casting one’s mind immediately back five years and to the hell of Summer 2012. It was a period of time we will never forget, nor should we, but this article is going to forego all discussion about it and examine the present day and the football side of things.

As we know, Pedro Caixinha is busy underway rebuilding his Rangers team in time for pre-season training. Naturally he is unlikely to have all business completed within two weeks but he will hope to have made major inroads by then, with further deals thereafter, and three of the most frequently-linked names are three of the so-called ‘deserters’ – Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker and Kyle Lafferty.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Report: Lescott says 'yes'.

Unofficial reports have claimed in the last half an hour that former Aston Villa, Man City and Everton defender Joleon Lescott has agreed a two year deal and will join Rangers in time for the weekend.

The 34 year old stopper has been the subject of intense speculation over the past few days, and one national publication has now claimed it is a done deal that he will don the red white and blue of Rangers and may even debut against Mark McGhee’s Motherwell.

Joleon Lescott?

While Switzerland’s Philippe Senderos trains away at Murray Park hoping to secure a deal (not a bad position to be in, where a former Milan, Arsenal and Swiss international who has not even reached 32 is trying to prove himself to win a contract) attention has equalled turned to Mark Warburton’s interest in former Man City and Everton defender Joleon Lescott, who has recently been effectively freed by Aston Villa.

Lescott, 34, a former England international, was the subject of colossal hype at Goodison Park such was his protracted move to the-then City of Manchester Stadium seven years ago at a mouth-watering £22M, a move which, it would have to be said, did not really work out and five years later he found himself without a club when Pellegrini’s team let him go.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Are Rangers ready for the cup final?

Since the memorable semifinal triumph last month, there is absolutely no doubt Rangers have downed tools. The four matches which followed that stunning win v Celtic were flat, weak, defensively diabolical and not a single win was secured in any of them.

The title party against Alloa was truly feeble, with a miserable display to slightly blot what was an otherwise glorious day in celebrating Rangers’ return to the Premiership. Many fans have played it down, suggesting Rangers will pick it up back up for the cup final, but then the counter argument is to point to English surprise package Leicester and how they strolled their title party against Everton with an easy 3-1 win before lifting the trophy.