Tag Archives: Rangers

Preview – Maribor vs Rangers in the Europa League
By C Adey |

As the Europa League reaches the play off stage, the competition is swamped by teams who were unsuccessful in the third qualifying round stage of the Champions League, and Maribor and Rangers are both examples of teams who have parachuted in. Maribor were defeated 3-2 on aggregate by Maccaba Haifa and Rangers were knocked out [Read more]

Podcast 5 – SPL and Europa League banter
By C Adey |

This weeks show involves Craig and Laurie, who has a slightly croaky voice after several renditions of “There’s only one Jocky Scott” from the night before. We review the weekends SPL games, as well as looking forward to next weekends games and also give our predictions for Rangers, Celtic and Hearts Europa League games on [Read more]

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How the Europa League could affect Scotland’s European coefficient
By P Band |

As our three representitives left in Europe gear up for a place in the Europa League group stage, we have a look at what progress will do for Scottish football compared to the rest of Europe. In the last five years our coefficients have been as follows (correct to two decimal places) 2007/2008 = 10.25 [Read more]

Podcast #3 – Supporting your rivals in Europe and the World Cup draw
By C Adey |

SFF regular presenters Craig and Laurie are joined on this weeks podcast by a regular writer for SFF, Marc. In this weeks podcast we will take a look at the SPL games past, as well as look forward to this weekends upcoming games. With both Hearts and Rangers playing in Europe this week, we felt [Read more]

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Odds stacked against Jim Jefferies and Hearts in SPL opener
By L Dunsire |

On Saturday afternoon Ibrox stadium will host the traditional unfurling of the league championship flag, which marks the start of the new season – and the seventh occasion that Rangers have been involved in the event since the SPL began in 1998. Visitors to face the champions will be Jim Jefferies’ Hearts side, who themselves [Read more]

Club Profile: Malmö FF
By L Dunsire |

Following Rangers entry into the Champions League qualifying third round draw, it looks likely that their opponents will be Swedish side Malmö FF. Although the Scandinavians still face a second leg trip to face Faroe Islands side Tórshavn, their 2-0 first leg victory should be enough to carry them through – and if there is [Read more]

Top five Scottish players of the year 2010-11
By C Adey |

I was recently asked to participate in a vote to determine the winner in STV’s Online Writers’ Scottish Player of the Year. The premise was simple, supply the top five Scottish players of this season. The following are my choices and the order in which they come. 1st – Kenny Miller I was not always [Read more]

Is this more convincing than simulation
By A Alexander |

There is a growing tendency amongst professional footballers to try to force a penalty from referees by running straight at an opponent in the box, before touching the ball past him and bouncing off him to go to ground , knowing full well that the opponent can not possibly get out of the way. There [Read more]

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SPL Player of the Year nominees
By C Adey |

The four nominees for the 2010-11 SPL Player of the Year, as well as my choice for the award

Ally McCoist’s first task as manager
By C Adey |

Ally McCoist’s first task as manager could be to rebuild the Rangers defence, specifically the centre of defence.