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The potential sale of Ryan Gauld shows that Scottish football is progressing. With the sale of James McCarthy in September 2013 for £2 million there were thoughts of ‘oh a small club with 1 good player’. But no, the mistake people make is they assume because the league is small there is no quality or the lame excuse ‘its a two club league’ (Celtic/Rangers). Having watched the demise of Hearts and Hibernian, then the takeover of both clubs you can see there is a new club style in …

Last week’s refusal by Rangers players to accept a wage cut of 15% shows that they are still a club in turmoil. Their demotion to the fourth tier of Scottish football was supposed to serve as a fresh start for a future of prosperity and success, both financially and on the pitch. So far it’s only happened on the pitch. They could have easily recruited players who have been successful in the lower leagues and Rangers would still have had similar success. However, they instead chose to bring in SPL …

Their recent form has stuttered, but Glasgow Rangers were crowned champions of the Scottish Third Division after beating Queens Parks result in Saturdays fixtures.
The Light Blues goalless draw at Montrose was followed by second placed Queens Park failing to overcome a one nil deficit at home to Elgin City.
Manager Ally McCoist told the clubs website: “We’ve been the best side in the league, the fact we’re sitting 22 points ahead would indicate we are thoroughly-deserving champions. There’s no doubt about that.”
The championship trophy presentation will get underway on …

Disclaimer: I am not a season ticket holder at Ibrox, I don’t get to watch every game and I don’t even currently live in Scotland. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills…nah, just kidding. What I do have is a lifelong affinity with the Gers, a bond forged by a Rangers-mad family and strengthened from a childhood brought up in the south side of Glasgow. I love my team and although I don’t get to support them as much as others might, I’m still entitled …

Rangers financial administration and relegation to the 3rd Division in June this year shocked thousands of Gers fans worldwide. The club is now named ‘The Rangers Football Club Limited’ from Sevco Scotland Ltd. The club has been essentially reborn starting life in the lowest tier of Scottish football.
The company Sevco bought Rangers assets out of administration for £5.5M. Mr Green’s company Sevco offered to allow fans to invest in their club. Existing backers of the club have raised funds for the club making the business valued between £35M and 50M. …

Rangers financial woes have been well documented over the last twelve months and have seen them lose their place in the SPL. The Ibrox side are set to start life again as a ‘newco’ in Division Three after going into liquidation. The financial implications for Scottish football could be immense. However, could Rangers fall from grace actually contain a silver lining?
Since the early 1980’s Scottish football has been completely dominated by the Old Firm of Rangers and Celtic. The two best supported clubs by far also outspent the rest of …

Those regular readers of my football blogs will know that most of my work is based on a humorous slant to our wonderful game, a reference to the latest events, sometimes with a personal touch, but never heavily researched or detailed references to a subject matter or particular facet of our game.
It was along these familiar lines I was scribing when I started out on this blog. Who else could I write about than Rangers and their current predicament, especially on a weekend when the worst possible fate could have …

Rangers racked up another well-earned three points on Sunday with a resilient performance away at one of the most testing and hostile grounds in the SPL. Tynecastle provided Ally McCoist’s troops with the venue for one of their stiffest assessments of the season. A mix of ruthless finishing, incisive midfield work and a very solid and durable defensive performance provided the backbone for one of Rangers’ most impressive team performances of their campaign so far.
What was perhaps the most notable aspect of the game was the way in which the …

Two games to go. One point separating the two sides. Zero room for error. Who will come out on top?
More often than not, the destination of the SPL title comes down to the wire. Twice in the last three years has it gone to the last day of the season, and it’s looking very likely that it could be the final day of the season which will determine who manages to win the trophy.
Rangers are currently one point ahead after comfortably taking the three points from their potentially tricky home …

Its that time again.  We face our old foes for the seventh time this season this coming Easter Sunday at Ibrox.  Rangers have two wins, Celtic have three, with one draw.  The defending champions sit top of the league a single point ahead of Celtic, with the visitors having a game in hand.
The 34th game of the Scottish Premier League season is sure to be an explosive one, pardon the pun.  It has been in the news this week that letter bombs were …