Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Rangers to face English giants in pre-season friendly

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Reports have broken today that Rangers are to travel to Sheffield on the 30th to face the Owls in the first (apparent) non-closed door friendly of Pedro Caixinha’s pre-season.

The clash against Carlos Carvalhal’s men sees a repeat of 2013’s trip to face then-manager Dave Jones’ side, an encounter Ally McCoist’s travelling team lost 1-0 – Pedro Caixinha will certainly be hoping for better this time around.

But up against a very strong Championship side, Rangers will not have it easy, that is for sure. Carvalhal’s men missed out on promotion purely on penalties in the play-off semi finals against eventual winners Huddersfield.

Rangers took a colossal 4,000 supporters to Hillsborough last time, and hopes would be high an even more significant away crowd akin to the 8500+ who travelled to Derby in 2014, given the Owls’ ground’s 40,000+ capacity. Older Bears will remember just how big a club Wednesday are, with their mid 80s glory days perhaps some way away but with the definite potential for a return.

Ibrox Noise proposed some ideas earlier today regarding a family day out at the famous old lady of Edmiston Drive, and we are pleased to see a fixture has been arranged that will finally allow fans a look at the team in a domestic context.

This match has not yet been officially announced, but one imagines it is just a matter of time before it is.

13 comments:

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  2. English giants ? Come on mate !!!!!

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  3. Great news. I live in Derbyshire so off to see the Bears. Bonus. Fingers crossed for a decent showing from our new faces.

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  4. Sorry pal but I wouldn't exactly call Sheffield Wednesday giants. Bit of click bait.

    Giants are like man u, city, liverpool;arsenal, spurs and Chelsea. Even another prem team. Sorry to disagree with giants comment.



    On another note is Morelos injured? Heard he done his ligaments.

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  5. I would like to take this chance to wish all the boys the very best for the Forth comming season let's gell as a team lets also get behind Pedro and his team we need to show the rest of the premier league we are no loneed the whipping boys for them to pick on and would also like to take this opertunity to welcome all the new boys to ibrox and wish them well for the new season mistakes were made in Europe we must learn from them it came to early for so many changes to gell Rome wasn't built in a day we will rise like a phenoix and do our talking on the pitch and not on the press . Our ambassadors should do our talking off the pitch and beat down the opposition when they Slag us off in the press instead hitting back at those ridiculing the club from bigoted journalists to former players even the bigoted higherarch of the sfa .

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  6. Remember lads when we went to div 3 and the crowas still turned up. Well Wednesday fans did the same and still do. LEEDS and WEDNESDAY are sleeping giants with a fan Base to match. Don't forget they also welcomed our support with open arms

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  7. That was some of the best ever" keep up the good work

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  8. These dirty beggars are relentless like a dog way a bone! Do not let go till they get wat they want like a spoiled 3 year old child, always got to b heard. Is that Jst cos of that massive chip on there shoulders about being 2nd class citizens. Tell u wat hell mend the Sfa or spfl if they do wat they want cos they will start ww3.

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  9. Tbh I would call Sheff Wed a giant of English football too. We didn't become a small club when we were in the lower leagues, and I'd say Sheff Wed is a bigger club than almost half the clubs currently in the Premier League.

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  10. I'm more concerned why Waghorn, Tav, Kiernan, Windass and O'Halloran are still at Rangers. Anybody got further news of there possible departure, cause I'm not too optimistic if Pedro is still playing them in the first team! Transfer news has gone cold.

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  11. The best way to get shot of the duds is to get them in the shop window as is said.

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