Showing posts with label Manchester United. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manchester United. Show all posts

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Rangers in talks with ex-Man Utd midfielder: reports

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

While Rangers’ transfer activity has started to dry up a little in recent days, reports of new links have still been filtering through and the latest is an intriguing focus on recently-freed Ryan Tunnicliffe.

According to a number of outlets, the former Fulham and Blackurn midfielder is a target for Pedro Caixinha, and at only 24 the Englishman’s best years are surely ahead of him, but Rangers are not the only side interested in his services with Barnsley and PNE supposedly in the hunt too.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Are Rangers interested in EPL attacking midfielder?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Rangers have recently been linked with Manchester United’s Matthew Willock, with the 20-year old attacking midfielder being mentioned in an ESPN report claiming Rangers are interested in his services.

But this one seems a bit left field considering the market Pedro Caixinha has been working in – with nothing but Hispanic overseas players and home-grown Scottish recruits thus far on the agenda, Willock would be very ‘Warburton-esque’ a target with very little obvious motivation for Rangers to acquire him.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

80-cap £8M international free agent - and why Rangers must make a move

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Zoran Tošić is a 30-year-old Serbian left winger or left wing-back, who played for Partizan Belgrade, Manchester United, FC Köln, cost CSKA Moscow £8M, and is now available to Rangers for free if they act very quickly.

A full international player since 2007, Tošić has earned 76 caps for Serbia and was a major part of their teams in the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 World Cup.

He has built a reputation as a free-kick specialist and a tricky dribbler, and much to his surprise, he has been released on a free transfer.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Could Rangers make the most sensational signing in history?

When it comes to Hollywood signings down the years in Scottish football, it is Rangers who have always held the aces. While it did not work out, Joey Barton was a colossal capture, a signing which truly sent shockwaves throughout the land. Going back further and who can forget Paul Gascoigne, a signing so astonishing the English press were convinced it was Queen’s Park Rangers and not the Famous he was going to.

Even farther and for the older Bears the likes of Ray Wilkins, Chris Woods and Terry Butcher back in the day due to the Heysel Disaster was quite incredible – it was the equivalent in the modern era of Rangers signing Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart and John Terry.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

So, Boyd was right then?

Ian Cathro’s appointment at Tynecastle set the cat among the pigeons in the anals of the SPFL. Opinion was divided over it, ranging from ‘too young’ to ‘progressive signing’ to ‘out of his depth’.

The latter can be mostly attributed to Kris Boyd, whose controversial ‘newspaper’ column gave Hearts’ new manager some of the most merciless criticism one is likely to witness in a national publication, and even yours truly distanced himself from that scathing attack, affording Cathro more respect than the ex-Rangers striker was willing to.

Going by today’s display and result, Boyd was not only bang on, but a lot of people in Scottish football and beyond owe him a genuine apology for the insults they threw at him as a result of his piece.

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.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Scott Allan saga: fearing and loathing of Rangers in Scottish football

Rangers were never especially popular in Scotland. As the ‘establishment’ team, supporters of other teams rather disliked Rangers and it inspired the famous slogan “no one likes us, we don’t care”.

It is something Rangers supporters have been used to for as long as we can remember. However, post-2012 and the admin nightmare, it is safe to say that dislike has morphed into hate, then into poisonous loathing, before ending up at sincere desire to see violence upon anyone in Light Blue.

The Scott Allan saga has deliciously highlighted the level of venom aimed at Ibrox these days, who must easily be the most hated domestic team in European football. Sure, Manchester United were never the toast of England either, but it would be a genuine struggle to find a consistent level of hatred down south which emulates that at Rangers, and that which the Scott Allan soap opera is exposing on an unprecedented level.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The shape of things to come

With Rangers today confirming what brought you yesterday, the signing of ex-Manchester United youngster Jordan Thompson, it brings Mark Warburton’s summer business to four.

Contrary to early expectations, Thompson is being earmarked for the first-team squad, despite his tender years, which sees Wes Foderingham, Danny Wilson, Rob Kiernan and Thompson as the ex-Brentford boss’s recruits thus far.