Showing posts with label Murray Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Murray Park. Show all posts

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Was Murray Park renamed?

Eagle-eyed Bears will have noticed this oddity on Rangers’ official website prior to the trip to Pittodrie, and the lack of attention on it remains curious.

Rangers’ photographer Kirk O’Rourke as usual capturing the squad in action, but the title of the location at which they trained was neither Auchenhowie OR Murray Park, but rather 'The Rangers Football Centre’.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Barton exit

Article by Greg Roots

Numerous reports are surfacing late this evening which suggest Barton may have played his last game for the Light Blues. The 34 year old ex Man City midfielder was involved in a training ground bust up with Halliday and then Warburton, although he has confirmed that he has now made up with the former. However, with him going on national radio and saying that he disagrees with the way Warburton has dealt with the issue, his Ibrox future hangs in the balance.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Are Rangers signing Senderos or not?

When it comes to curiously long, strung-out transfer deals, Rangers under Mark Warburton are certainly no novices.

The infamous John Eustace soap opera ended up being something of legend, with the former Derby man training at Murray Park for months before the deal to secure him permanently collapsed. Publicly ‘family reasons’ were claimed, before Eustace ended up manager of Kidderminster.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Germans make a move for Rangers target?

Rangers’ apparent defensive target Philippe Senderos has reportedly been interesting Bundesliga 2 side 1860 Munich.

The second division German giants have taken an apparent shine to the Swiss international following his stint at Murray Park, where the former Arsenal and Milan star has been impressing Mark Warburton, but the delay over a deal may have provoked the Germans into making a move.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

How Rangers dodged a bullet in Joleon Lescott

Yesterday Rangers’ surprising move for Joleon Lescott fell through after contradicting reports from various sources ranging from family reasons, to better offers from other clubs to the player failing a medical at Murray Park.

I say ‘surprising’ because this is a player with a frankly awful reputation, who had last seen his best before his excruciatingly drawn-out and overpriced switch to Manchester City seven years ago, and who had made more news for insulting his club Aston Villa and posting narcissistic photos of his latest ‘wheels’.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

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.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

New striker: what Rangers are getting in Joseph Dodoo

After days of speculation regarding who Mark Warburton’s mystery attacking signing target was, news finally broke that Leicester City youth striker Joseph Dodoo was close to agreeing a deal for a switch north from the English Champions to the biggest Club in Scotland.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Rangers new capture 'confirms' other signing

Clint Hill, Rangers’ impending defensive addition, has jetted into Glasgow today, and in doing so appears to have confirmed Rangers’ successful pursuit of current transfer target Niko Kranjcar along the way as well.

Hill, 37, has now arrived at Murray Park for his medical and claims in the press state he will be announced later in the day, but his quote for waiting journalists was the most telling of all:

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Joey Barton!

Despite this (and other) sites’ understandable mockery and dubiety of the story some weeks ago, it does now seem that free agent Joey Barton is seriously on Mark Warburton’s horizon as a new recruit at Ibrox.

The 33-year old’s influence on English football over the past couple of decades falls into infamy and legend, but no one would deny his ability – he is one of those players who, if he had managed to wise up at a younger age, and mature on the pitch, would have been a regular for England – he is, and was, that good.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Rangers' fan poll: Martyn Waghorn and the Scottish Cup Final

Richard Fillingham

On Saturday 21st of May at Hampden Park we have the chance to win a glorious treble for the first time in years. Obviously it is a different treble than the one we got used to in the golden years of Rangers’ continued successes.

The new treble is the Championship League, the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) Challenge Cup or “Petrofac Cup”, which we have already won of course and, now, it is hopefully our time to win the Scottish Cup again against Hibernian. Even if we win the forthcoming Hampden final, it is a treble we will NEVER want to ever win again.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Lang & Mcleod among players released from Murray Park

Rangers have today confirmed that Tom Lang and Mekhi-Leacock Mcleod are among eight players to have been released by the Academy this summer.

Defender Luca Gasparotto had already tweeted his own departure some days ago, and Dylan Dykes, David Brownlie, Darren Ramsay, Jamie Brandon, and Jamie Mills have all joined he, Lang and Mcleod on the way out of Ibrox.

Friday, 22 April 2016

The English forward ready to set Ibrox alight

By Richard Fillingham

Josh Windass was born in Kingston upon Hull on 29 January 1994 and now aged 22 he has taken up the challenge of playing for Scotland’s most successful team ever, in season 2016-17. Rangers have won a world-record 54 top-league titles in their history and their fans have a fantastic reputation for turning out to watch their team play in huge numbers.

We have the fantastic 51,000-seater Ibrox Stadium, which was a five-star UEFA rated football playing arena (till the rating system was abolished 10 years ago) in Glasgow, in the heart of Scottish football, where the atmosphere is second to none. The players love playing every other week at such a special place.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Sky Sports News - LIVE from Murray Park

Sky Sports News Now will today be live from Murray Park, in a first for Scottish football.

In an unprecedented move north of the border, Sky Sports’ Rob Wotton will host a special feature at 10AM live from Auchenhowie, showcasing Rangers’ facilities and world class training ground and discussing promotion.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

New striker on trial at Murray Park

Rangers have taken young Livingston striker Matthew Knox on trial at Murray Park, photographer Willie Vass has today revealed.

The veteran snapper captured the 16 year old forward going through his paces at Auchenhowie, and time will tell if manager Mark Warburton deems him good enough for a youth deal at Ibrox.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Warbs admits he wants this duo out on loan

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted Jordan Thompson is a player he wants to send out on loan, but as yet no deal has been brokered to take the former Man Utd youth player away from Ibrox to learn his trade due to the squad being too lean for now.

Heavily advocating the loan system which gives less-used players the chance to get first team football and an ‘education’ in the discipline, Warburton conceded he rates Thompson highly and wants to deploy him as a substitute more frequently, but the chances have not been there yet and the midfielder would benefit more from a loan out.

Warburton explained:

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Murray Park trialist earns deal?

Increasing speculation from Murray Park this evening has suggested trialist Mehki Leacock-Mcleod has signed a deal with Rangers to secure his future at Ibrox.

The 19-year old Wolves winger has been trying to impress Mark Warburton at Auchenhowie and with significant doubts lingering over the Michael O’Halloran deal, rumours persist that the young attacker has been brought in as cover for that position, or maybe even more.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Warburton distances himself from striker target

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has distanced himself from former Murray Park trialist Vladislas Gutovskis' recent pleas for a deal at Ibrox.

The Latvian striker spent a period at Auchenhowie endeavouring to impress Warburton, and even managed a hat trick during his time in Govan, but the Skonto Riga star is unlikely to find himself making the switch to Scotland.

He said:

Friday, 15 January 2016

Is Rangers' youth good enough?

In recent days Tom Walsh’s loan to Dumbarton was officially confirmed, adding to a glut of Rangers’ youth players to have departed either permanently or on loan since Mark Warburton took the reins.

Indeed, the only significant Murray Park products still at Ibrox are Fraser Aird, Ryan Hardie and of course Barrie McKay.

The past six months have seen the Calum Gallaghers, Andy Murdochs, Robbie Crawfords and a host of others either being lent to other clubs or being sold to them outright.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Warburton confirms Murray Park medical for target

Rangers’ manager Mark Warburton has today confirmed transfer target Harry Forrester is having a medical at Murray Park today.

The 24 year old attacking midfielder, who Warbs knows extremely well from their time at Brentford, cropped up as a link to Ibrox over the past three days and Rangers’ boss has moved swiftly to get a deal done to take the Doncaster Rovers playmaker north of the border.