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  1. From The Herald: The birth of the blues is a story of remarkable poignancy. Rangers are a solid, substantial club with its roots firmly planted in the soil of world football. Yet the beginnings of the club were truly humble and have been treated with an indifference, even an ignorance. Consider this for a test. Who founded Celtic? Most Scottish football fans would instantly reply: "Brother Walfrid". But who were the originators of Rangers? Some may mumble hesitantly: "Moses McNeil". Others would not hazard a guess. But the question receives its most authoritative answer in Gary Ral
  2. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQLWF_ItzYs]Money Talks.[/ame]But it don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk. More and more I’ll acknowledge I’ve been concerned with the finances of Rangers FC. It used to be that it was only a game to me. Then David Murray came along and I even had a ‘Bank Of Rangers’ fiver on my wall, a big blown up thing that represented our financial might in relation to Celtic – and to be honest, I loved it. It was a kind of ‘We Are The People’ x 10; the ultimate partner for the trophies and happy days – we are much, much richer than YOU. GIRFUY as they say these d
  3. THE Old Firm were today handed a massive Euro boost on the eve of the new SPL season. SportTimes can today reveal the door has been left ajar for direct entry into next season's Cham-pions League for whoever wins the title. It had been thought this season - when Rangers qualified automatically for the �£10million group phase - would be the last time the SPL winners would benefit from this money- spinning safe passage. However, Uefa have confirmed there is still a chance the 2009/10 winners will get an automatic group slot. If the winners of this season's Champions League gain
  4. Gary Caldwell says Celtic can make history by beating Dinamo Moscow in their Champions League qualifier. More...
  5. This summer may prove to be unique in the long and glorious history of the Rangers. It would require a bear older than myself to remember the last time we began a new season without strengthening the first team squad during the off-season with incoming transfers. In fact, the only business being completed at Ibrox was the removal of a few high earners from the wage bill. The likes of Ferguson, Hemdani and Dailly have left and have yet to be replaced. This should come as no surprise to us all. Even as last season was drawing to its exciting conclusion, Walter Smith was ominous in his warnin
  6. ..... at the impact of sports science: Having spent the last 5 years studying Sports Science and then Strength and Conditioning at University, it is always with great interest I approach any article or story regarding Adam Owen at Rangers. As Owen was appointed to his current position at Rangers I was coming to the end of my undergraduate degree and as a Rangers fan it is therefore unsurprising I am intrigued by any stories of the work Owen is implementing at Rangers and any training improvements or changes he has influenced. In perusing the newly re-launched official club website
  7. Super_Ally explores the wide-ranging implications of the now defunct Rangers TV channel and asks just how important this could be with European leagues again being mooted... http://www.gersnetonline.co.uk/newsite/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=806&Itemid=1 Whilst all fans of the Bluenose persuasion revelled in the demise of the Irish Broadcaster Setanta with the knowledge we will no longer have to suffer a distinctly anti-Rangers agenda from what should be neutral coverage of the Scottish game, it does bring to the fore an important question. What now for Rangers
  8. I was thinking of doing an article along these lines last week but never got round to it. Honest! I had already started. It was to be called David Murray what should we expect from you. Och well i have to agree with the guy what is the use of having a multimillionaire chairman if he isn't going to help us out. As the reporter says anyone with a bit of business knowledge could do what Murray is doing.
  9. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/scotland/article6342409.ece At last a good read from the repugnant reporter. Graham Spiers Rangers FC, the 2009 Scottish champions, resolutely remain one of the great institutions of British football. And compiling this list of Rangers' greatest 50 players has been quite a trip down memory lane for me. My own particular Rangers journey stretches back to just 1970, but in composing this list I have spoken to Ibrox fans whose recollections went back through the decades and, in one case, even to the immediate prewar years.
  10. Sunday mail: The thought of leaving Rangers after our double win did cross my mind, says Walter Smith IBROX lies silent. It's the calm after - and before - the storm. Not an echo of the euphoria that filled it six weeks ago, not a hint of the elation to come in another six weeks when the flag runs up the pole. The Blue Room at the top of the marble staircase lies dormant, set up for a wedding. Through the door, though? In a oak-panelled office reeking of history and basking in sunshine, Walter Smith is looking like a man who is still enjoying his second honeymoon. An
  11. Manchester United have refused to be drawn on growing speculation they are about to sign striker Michael Owen. The 29-year-old, who is out of contract, did not return for pre-season training with Newcastle after his deal with the Magpies ran out in June. One bookmaker slashed their odds on Owen, who has also been linked with Everton, Aston Villa, Stoke and Hull, joining United from 20-1 to 5-2. "We don't comment on transfer rumours," a United spokesman told BBC Sport. Any deal for Owen would be subject to the striker passing a stringent medical, which could take place as early
  12. THE hairs on the back of his neck will stand to attention. Blue blood will rush through his veins. When he stares up at Ibrox's main stand and that famous Champions League tune booms out, Kris Boyd will know he has finally arrived. At that moment he will be exactly where he wants to be. There isn't a lot the Rangers striker hasn't achieved in his time at the club. Top scorer every season, a clean sweep of domestic medals and 102 goals to his name at the age of 25. But the one thing he hasn't done? Start a match for the club he loves on the biggest stage of all. That's w
  13. Very quiet on the Rangers news front right now, so thankfully we have Super_Ally showing us how the grandiose media coverage of the arrival of footballing God Tony Mowbray is somewhat flawed to say the least.... http://www.gersnetonline.co.uk/newsite/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=801&Itemid=2 With the arrival of Tony Mowbray at Celtic confirmed last week, we have been flooded with glowing tributes for the scintillating attacking football Mogga�s side�s treat the viewing public to. Any right minded individual is fully aware that it was for reasons o
  14. Phil Vickery's column from the BBC. Makes a change to read an opinion from a sports writer who actually seems to know something about the game and can discuss the tactics and pattern of games rather than innuendo, comments about what the fans are singing and other such tedious nonsense. How come more supposed football experts in the press can not do this and merely rehash what happened and when or discuss anything but what actually happened on the field?
  15. Whilst every man and his dog is turning down the Celtic job, and bearing in mind that none of these names are even A-List are we still to believe that Celtic are some mythical, magical club, held in high esteem the world over? Martinez, Moyes, Coyle. None of these names seem enamoured with the prospect of the vacant hot-seat. Their current predicament got me to thinking; we often have the draw of their club over-hyped and the pull of the Rangers undersold. However, what does reality tell us? In the past decade or so, at management level we have attracted Dick Advocaat to Ibrox. He was
  16. After a break for a couple of months, the 'Setting the Standard' project reaches its final stages with a couple of closing articles. The first one from 'Lord Nelson' below is a fascinating look at how Rangers could benefit from changes in the boardroom and is especially relevant with various rumours surrounding the ownership. The final STS article (which offers independent academic credibility for supporter opinions) will be published later this week before the overall expanded report is released next week for download. This expanded report has been printed and will be provided to Ran
  17. BOB MALCOLM has revealed sickening sectarian abuse has forced him to start a new life on the other side of the WORLD. The former Rangers star is no angel. He's made mistakes in the past and let himself down. He's the first to admit that. But Malcolm has matured in recent years - he's learned his lessons. Yet there are some who simply refuse to forgive and forget. And it's those twisted bigots who are driving Malcolm away to Australia and a new career with Brisbane Roar. The former Motherwell midfielder - who jets off to Oz in two weeks - last night revealed: "I wi
  18. We're often told in football never to go back, it is never as good second time around. Advice Smith, a man whose place in Rangers history was already ensured, should have heeded? Season 2006/07 Smith returned 17 points behind in the league at and with his side already dumped out of both cups. The old campaigner acted immediately to plug the gaps with Weir and Ehiogu brought in to shore up the backline. By the end of the season he had reduced the arrears in the league to ensure 2nd spot. If the league had begun when Smith came in we would have finished first. Finishing up the season w
  19. Thought I'd pick out five games that set us up for number 52. Others might disagree but hopefully get some debate. It's the nature of the season that I could also list five games where we almost blew it... Falkirk 0 - 1 Rangers (09.08.08) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/7548329.stm Bit of a forgotten victory this one but vital nonetheless. Just days after the Kaunas debacle, there was a horrible atmosphere surrounding the club, the fans reaching breaking point with an under-fire Murray. I recall a stream of posts on messageboards by Rangers fans stating they'd
  20. MON THE HIBBEES !!! Back in our own hands, COME ON THE RANGERS. 90 minutes from history. Lets take this title by the scruff of the neck and WIN IT !!!! COME ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. CELTIC Football Club today announced that it is to mark National Famine Memorial Day on May 17, 2009. The day has been earmarked by the Irish Government to commemorate and honour the 1.5million people who either perished or emigrated from Ireland during the Great Famine from 1845 to 1851. As a mark of respect, the Celtic team will wear the club�s Celtic Cross on their shirts when they plays Hibernian on Sunday. The Cross, representing a bridge between Scottish and Irish cultures, is the symbol of the club�s charitable arm, established to continue the work initiated by
  22. This is probably the biggest game in our history...and i'm not going.(feckin work) We should have had the first leg done and dusted, but for a rediculous corner decision which led to a goal, Scunthorpe may have been playing in the League 1 final play off at Wembley. However, anyone who knows anything about the Iron, knows they love to do it dramatically and the hard way too. If your bored on Friday and looking for some entertainment, i advice you to watch this play off 2nd leg being played at the Stadium MK, which is being shown on Sky Sports 1 K.O 19.45hrs. Scunthorpe is my en
  23. Tom Boyd led Wim Jansen's side to the championship in 1998 to prevent Rangers completing a decade of dominance, but he is convinced that if Gordon Strachan's leaders claim the flag for the fourth successive season then they can consign their arch rivals to the wilderness for years to come. Richard Gough, who inspired Rangers to those nine successive titles between 1989-97, has argued that debt-free Celtic will go on to at least match that achievement if they retain the trophy. Rangers are around �£30 million in the red and desperately need the �£15 million which comes with the a
  24. PREMIERSHIP heavyweights Arsenal have invited Rangers to take part in the prestigious Emirates Cup at the Gunners' breathtaking stadium in August, with French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid from Spain completing the four-team line up. Walter Smith's men will open the tournament with a mouth-watering clash against PSG at 2pm on Saturday, August 1 then close the competition with a glamour tie against Arsenal's all-stars at 4.15pm on Sunday, August 2. Former Rangers midfielder Jeremy ClementRangers will receive 9,000 tickets for both matches but there will be no reun
  25. WALTER SMITH insists that Rangers wonââ?¬â?¢t crumble and gift Celtic nine-in-a-row glory. The Ibrox boss hit out after Gers legend Richard Gough confessed to his fear that the Hoops stand on the brink of history. Former Light Blues skipper Gough reckons losing the SPL crown to Celts could spark a catastrophic collapse at Ibrox. But, on the eve of tomorrowââ?¬â?¢s vital Old Firm clash at Ibrox, Smith claimed Gough is WRONG. He said: ââ?¬Å?I can never remember thinking winning four-in-a-row would mean going on to win nine-in-a-row. ââ?¬Å?Itââ?¬â?¢s difficult enough to w
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