Showing posts with label Motherwell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Motherwell. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Ten times the money and double the time - half the results

While us long-suffering Rangers fans continue to pore over the wreckage of Sunday’s capitulation at the hands of Motherwell and last night's dismal Killie draw, there is a matter of fact which Ibrox Noise has alluded to regarding the Steelmen's manager Steve Robinson, and which appears to have been completely ignored by Pedro Caixinha’s staunchest supporters.

Now, before we continue, I am miles off comparing Rangers’ standards with Motherwell, we expect more than Fir Park’s finest do, but that, ironically, is half the point behind my argument.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Are Rangers ready to make a statement?

With all the off-field nonsense surrounding Kenny Miller resurfacing again, it may have been forgotten to a few that Rangers have a massive cup semi final on Sunday to contend with.

While Graham Dorrans’ double seized all three points on the opening day of the season at Fir Park, not only was it a pretty poor display from Pedro Caixinha’s men, but Motherwell were nowhere near as in-form as they are now.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

January double deal - Rangers linked with clinching SPL duo

With the embers of the Jamie Walker saga still very much remaining alight, speculation has grown in the media amidst reports that on top of clinching the Hearts’ winger’s signature in January on a pre-contract, Rangers intend to secure Motherwell’s Louis Moult too.

The Steelmen’s star striker rejected a contract extension just like his potential future team mate did, and like Walker Rangers have been long-linked with his services, with a number of national publications recently claiming Steve Robinson’s marquee player will be similarly signing a pre-contract deal this coming winter for the switch to Ibrox next summer.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Rangers rampant - talking points v the Pars

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

There were definitely signs against Motherwell that Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers were on the right track. While the overall performance was not quite magical, there were hints of a combination of good football and the will to win – the match could well have been a loss, but the fact that it was an away win bode well for the direction Rangers were going in.

Indeed, the trio of pre-season friendlies had given us a huge boost too – perhaps a slightly artificial one in light of their being friendlies, but nevertheless two wins and a draw against three very good teams was great for morale and showed Caixinha’s vision might be coming together.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Five things we learned about Rangers at Fir Park

Article by: Greg Roots

Many things were learned today during the 90 minutes at Fir Park which saw us kick off the new season with a highly deserved 2-1 victory over Motherwell. The majority are highly positive, but the display also highlight certain deficiencies which remain in place.

Firstly, Graham Dorrans scored twice on his debut and pretty much ran the show. A couple of nice flicks in tricks in the middle of the park helped to highlight the quality of this capture from Norwich, but it was his neat finish and highly composed penalty which shows his true value to the squad.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Motherwell v Rangers; Pedro's Predicted XI

Article by: Ibrox Noise

So the season’s massive opener is upon us – the schizophrenic pre-season is now officially at its end and Rangers travel to Motherwell this weekend to open the competitive action in earnest.

Going by the feedback to a previous entry, fans are insistent it is a must-win match already, something Ibrox Noise shares entirely.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Is Sunday's opener at Fir Park "must win"?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Bears of a certain vintage will know that even the worst starts have been overcome in a season and the side prevailed victoriously.

89/90 started woefully. St Mirren came to Ibrox and won, decking Chris Woods out for a month in the process, before Rangers got equally gubbed at Andy Goram’s Hibs a week later. Indeed, Celtic were top after match two, and Rangers were rock bottom.

It was not until the first Old Firm clash of the season at Celtic Park that Rangers finally stuttered into life with a world class bullet header from Terry Butcher which earned the travelling support a point.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Latest transfer news; two in, one out at Ibrox?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

As regulars to Ibrox Noise will know, we have covered the Jamie Walker saga with a keen eye – with Hearts in disarray, Ian Cathro close to being fired and the Gorgie side out of the League Cup before August even starts, the 24-year old winger will not be held back from a move out now, if all is pure and holy.

Indeed, speculation is growing that Hearts have principally accepted a bid of around £700k plus addons, growing to over £1M based on the usual provisos, so it does seem just a matter of time before the flanker is a Ranger.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Data, stats and the new 2017/18 football season

It’s almost here. Not long now until the new football season and the start of Rangers’ 2017/18 campaign with the first match away of course to Motherwell on August 5 and then the first home game against Hibernian a week later on August 12. Ibrox Stadium will soon once again feel the noise…

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Rangers set to miss out on SPL pair; report

Rangers are looking increasingly likely to miss out on Motherwell duo Louis Moult and Ben Henaghan, according to reports.

Speculation had been rife in recent weeks that the Steelmen pair were set to arrive at Ibrox, especially Moult, but as time has worn on it seems Rangers have been priced out of a deal as a result of Motherwell’s demands.

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.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

What did victory at Fir Park mean?

Before Saturday’s match, I described it as revenge. Many other fans agreed, albeit some called it more of a general ‘marker’, a benchmark to show how far Rangers had come compared with 14 months ago. That too was entirely valid.

While the defence’s failings in the match have been examined time and time again, from middle to front, at least, Rangers look the absolute real deal.

It may have taken a while for the visitors to take the lead at Fir Park, but the abundance of possession before pure dominance and obvious superiority took hold gave more than a suggestion that Warburton’s men were on the right path, but as we go into tonight’s cup match with lowly Annan, just how much did winning at Motherwell teach us about where this Rangers are?

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Why Rangers need revenge at Fir Park

In the lead up to Rangers’ first competitive match of the new season, a small yet significant debate about the ramifications of the trip to Fir Park has been doing the rounds among the fanbase in recent times.

That is, the last time Rangers travelled to Motherwell, the match was, in every sense, a complete disaster. From Stuart McCall’s men’s performance, to Cammy Bell’s humiliating flap, to the assault on Lee McCulloch, to the home pitch invasion, to Bilel Mohsni being strung out to dry for defending himself against Lee Erwin; everything about this match was wrong, and it summed up the dark place Rangers were in at the time.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Motherwell v Rangers - the serious action begins...

 Article by Richard Fillingham

Motherwell is Rangers’ next game up, and we have only played one friendly game in the US against a very run-of-the-mill team called Charleston Battery, (who were indeed charged up for the game, but eventually run out of energy), see what I did there?

I watched the game live on Rangers TV, and it was nothing more than a kind of training session, with a little bit of purpose to it. I would say that the game was not a waste of time, but it certainly had no edge to it, as both sets of players treated it too friendly. Which is fair enough, as nobody wanted any injuries, and the hospitality shown to Rangers in Charleston was fantastic, and very much appreciated, by everybody involved.

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.