Tag Archives: Rangers

McInnes stays, now he must refocus and galvanise Aberdeen again
By J Bleasdale |

SIX weeks of mayhem and speculation that Derek McInnes would jump ship and join Rangers is over as he has, at last, confirmed that he is staying at Aberdeen, despite a formal approach from his boyhood team. Aberdeen confirmed in a statement, including quotes from the manager himself, that McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty [Read more]

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Time the media accepted McInnes is HAPPY at Aberdeen
By J Bleasdale |

EVER since Rangers sacked Pedro Caixinha following a disastrous six months in the Ibrox hot seat, large sections of the Scottish media have went into overdrive in trying to get Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes to replace the Portuguese flop. For four weeks, we’ve had to endure endless assurances that McInnes, a former Rangers player and [Read more]

Throwback Thursday – Classic League Cup Finals
By J Bleasdale |

THREE days to go until the first major trophy is handed out as Celtic and Motherwell go head-to-head in the Betfred League Cup Final. The competition has been devalued by some over the years, particularly since the loss of a European place after the 1996/97 season, but it’s seen some enthralling Finals and had the [Read more]

Barking mad Pedro on his bike as Rangers unnecessary gamble fails
By J Bleasdale |

THE dog has barked, Pedro Caixinha is cycling away from Ibrox, towing a caravan of destruction. Yes, the Portuguese manager leaves Rangers with a legacy based on crazy statements and poor results, resulting in his dismissal after less than 300 days into a three year contract. Normally, you’d feel sorry for a manager for losing [Read more]

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Betfred Cup Semi Final Preview
By J Bleasdale |

FOUR teams, one venue, one aim! Yes it’s the Semi Finals of the Betfred League Cup this weekend. On Saturday, holders Celtic take on Hibernian at Hampden, which also hosts the second Semi Final on Sunday when Rangers face Motherwell. It promises to be two interesting ties for various reasons. The Celtic and Hibs match [Read more]

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Euro flop knocks Pedro’s Rangers Cycle off track
By J Bleasdale |

EVERY year, we hear the “as low as it gets” line whenever a Scottish team loses in European competition. Last season, it was Hearts for going out to a team from Malta, the year before it was St Johnstone on the back of losing to a team from Armenia. However, Rangers shock exit to the [Read more]

Scottish Cup Semi Final Preview
By J Bleasdale |

THIS weekend sees the penultimate stage of Scotland’s most prestigious knockout competition as the Semi Finals of the 2016/17 Scottish Cup take place at Hampden. Fans of Hibernian, Aberdeen, Celtic and Rangers descend on the National Stadium, hoping their club can take the next step to lifting the oldest trophy in British Football (it should [Read more]

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Why a manager isn’t the only thing Rangers should change
By J Bleasdale |

FRIDAY nights events at Ibrox will go down as one of the biggest PR disasters in the history of Rangers Football Club. At around 9pm, they publically announced that they accepted the resignations of Manager Mark Warburton, his number two David Weir and Head of Recruitment Frank McParland, only for Warburton to declare 40 minutes [Read more]

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Scottish Cup 4th Round Preview
By J Bleasdale |

THIS weekend is one of the most anticipated in the Scottish Football calendar as the top flight clubs enter the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. It’s that time of year when lower division clubs dream of pulling off a giant killing act to write their name into Scottish Football folklore, whilst the top clubs [Read more]

Scottish Football Review of 2016
By J Bleasdale |

ANOTHER calendar year is almost at an end and it’s that time of year where people look back over the last twelve months – and Scottish Football is no different. The year started with the threat of a title challenge from Aberdeen after they defeated Celtic to close the gap at the top of the [Read more]