Showing posts with label Hamilton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hamilton. Show all posts

Friday, 29 September 2017

Revised XI for Hamilton - 4-4-2 or 4-3-3?

Well we know one thing – there will be no Kenny Miller tonight!

With all the latest shenanigans percolating around Govan, it is time for a modestly revised XI to face Accies.

We stand by our selection of Nemane, we do think he has a strong chance of starting, but Carlos Pena is a doubt, Miller is a definite absentee, and Hodson probably will not feature.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Pedro: "I might leave tomorrow"

Pedro Caixinha has for the first time hinted at his own mortality in the Rangers hotseat by conceding he could be gone ‘tomorrow’.

Speaking at the pre-Hamilton presser, Caixinha covered his usual colourful range of topics, but very intriguingly touched on the potential length of his own tenure at Ibrox.

While optimistically suggesting he could be at Ibrox as long as a decade (another chilling echo of something Paul Le Guen said almost to the word back in 2006) he equally admitted his time in Govan could be up in 24 hours.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Is the SPL too physical for its own good?

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

The SPL has long been known for playing fast, erratic football with too many of the players not possessing a good enough first touch. Graeme Souness called them ‘Hammer Throwers’ because most of the players didn’t possess a high enough standard of footballing technique.

It is too frenetic for its own good. Some games are often quite brutal with over the top physical, late challenges happening all over the park and most of the attackers are at it as well.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The perfect start for Pedro Caixinha

Progress. It is the name of the game when it comes to life these days. How much better than the last one is the new one, whatever the ‘one’ is. When a consumer buys a new iPhone, is it better than the last one? Is their new computer faster than their old one? Is their new car WIFI enabled?

In football circles it is no different, and one of the best barometers of progress is by comparing how a team performs in the same circumstances in the same environment against the same team they failed against the last time out.

Monday, 1 August 2016

League Cup - what second rate amateur cobbled together this third rate format?!

 Article by Richard Fillingham

At last, Rangers received a proper pre-season friendly game, which turned out to be a very disappointing, but highly competitive 1– 3 defeat against newly-promoted English Premier League side Burnley, who were far too well organised in defence, and much too strong in attack for us at this stage of our pre-season matches. It comes just seven days before we welcome Hamilton Accies to Ibrox for our long-awaited return to the Premiership, on 6 August at home, and the game will be televised on Sky Sports with a 12.30pm kick off.

The new League Cup concept was a huge flop for Rangers, playing four games in a downright brainless nine-day period. Which second rate decision maker put this third rate new format together? Mark Warburton was very scathing about the way everything was planned out and immediately it was revealed what was in store for his Ibrox side. He knew his club could do nothing to change it, as the decision was made and Rangers just had to get on with this ludicrous arrangement. Hopefully the powers at Hampden will see clearly that their ill-thought-out set-up MUST be changed before the start of next year.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Premiership fixtures; karma is back, but is the Blue Pound?

Written by Greg Roots

Yesterday’s SPFL Premiership fixture release for the upcoming 2016/17 season was one of excitement for us Rangers fans as we can truly put the last 4 years of lower league football behind us. The more competitive, and dare I say higher quality of football, environment will be a welcome sight. Not to mention the return of our beloved Old-firm derby on a regular basis.

However, despite this excitement and almost novelty feeling, it was hard for us not to divert our attention to the reactions of some of our country’s smaller clubs, which were, in my opinion, petty and embarrassing. Before the reactions are discussed, it is worth remembering that there are quotes from circa June 2012 which were along the lines of certain Scottish clubs wishing administration upon themselves rather than welcoming Rangers back in to the top flight instantly.