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  1. Youth Round Up

    I did go to the Oriam today to watch the U15's and U17's. I watched the first half of the U17s (ht. 1-1) and the second half of U15s (ht 0-0). It looks like I should have watched the games the other way round. Rangers were the better team during the first half of the U17s in terms of possession and territory, but Hearts had the better chances with Nicky Hogarth making a couple of sharp saves. Hearts went ahead in the last minute of the half when the Rangers defence misjudged a long ball leaving the Hearts striker with a clear run in on goal. However Rangers hit back immediately when Zack Butterworth cut in from the right wing and scored from a tight angle. I was told that the first half of the U15s game had been pretty dire, spoiled by a strong cross wind. Hearts were the better side for the first half hour of the second half, with better movement and pace, and scored their three goals in quick succession. The third was a screamer from 25 yards into the top corner. Rangers finally got their act together in the last 10 minutes, earning a penalty which was well saved by the Hearts keeper, then scoring a consolation goal in the final seconds of the game.
  2. Hearts give Rangers 14 thousand tickets

    Prices should be in the £28/£30 range as Hearts are selling them at those prices.
  3. Graeme Souness lived a couple of streets away from me, followed by Mo Johnston in the same house. Craig Gordon lived on the other side of the same street when he was at Hearts.
  4. Worst manager in your lifetime

    Davie White, perhaps not statistically the worst, but when it was bad it was really bad, e.g 4-0 to them in the cup final and home and away defeats to Gornik Zabrze
  5. Hearts away

    Hearts will want every penny they can get from the game. They will have to pay and rental fee and their new stand is over budget. On a separate issue, the SFA's lease on Hampdump is due for renewal in 2020. It might work out as a rehearsal for moving the national stadium to the capital.
  6. Season ticket renewals reach record high 35,000

    The last full year accounts indicated that the first team wage bill for 2016/17 would be £10.3m. That sort of figure doesn't leave much for recruitment from ST revenues.
  7. Europa League Seeding

    Rangers have been given 3.785 coefficient points for next season, being Scotland's basic seeding figure. Although it has still to be confirmed, it looks likely that the club will be seeded in QR1, but unseeded in QR2. It is likely that the first round opponents will come from northern Europe, e.g. the Baltics, Iceland, Wales or Ireland. Thereafter the standard will rise and second round opponents could come from higher ranked countries like the Netherlands, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece etc., so the route to the groups will be pretty difficult. It's worth keeping an eye on Bert Kassies site as it is updated with teams as they qualify over the next two or three weeks.. https://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/seedel2017.html The first round draw is on 19 June, with the ties played on 29 June and 6 July.
  8. ***** The Official Rangers V Tarriers Match Thread *****

    Fod trying his best to stay out the way of the shot. Poor!
  9. Club 1872 Meeting.

    The accounts have now been received by Companies House, but can't be viewed/downloaded as yet. They will probably be accessible from tomorrow.
  10. Club 1872 Meeting.

    I wouldn't be too quick to associate myself with SD. They are very much English based and don't even have any Board representation from Scotland. However, they do have links with the SFA/SPFL and receive funding from them as well as the English FA. That means that they are not a truly independent Fans organisation, and are now effectively a tame in-house puppet organisation for both the SFA and FA. (sounds a bit familiar) I believe that Paul Goodwin, who was their Scottish based rep. until two or three years ago, was forced out at the behest of Petrie and co., because SD Scotland was becoming a bit too vocal for their liking, despite their work in helping Hearts, Dunfermline and other clubs in recent years. I know that an independent organisation called Fans Supporters Federation (FSF) was set up in England and now has 500K members, which means that the FA and Westminster government agencies can't ignore them. Similarly, Paul Goodwin has set up a rival supporters group in Scotland called the Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) with the intention of obtaining similar leverage with Scottish clubs, the SFA and the government. I think SD, FSF and the SFSA can all provide good advice and support, but personally I'd prefer to be associated with a truly independent fans group.
  11. Foster & Swanson

    A bit more from Sky here, but still not the actual fight. http://www.skysports.com/football/news/16213/10821585/st-johnstone-duo-suspended-following-on-field-altercation
  12. Lennon involved in another touchline bust up

    Just a bit of exuberance?
  13. Holt

    I thought that, the goal aside, was his best performance in a "big" game. In previous ones he has been bullied and ineffective as a result.
  14. ***** The Official Taigs v Rangers Match Thread *****

    Holt was doing ok until the mis-kick. Even then there were chances to prevent the shot and Fod shouldn't be getting beat at what was the near post. McKay is a waste of a jersey. Wilson and Hill look as if they still have a bombscare moment in them. They are nothing special today. Dembele has barely kicked a ball, Sinclair has been anonymous.
  15. Adrian Durham rants about Sutton

    I listened to the exchange while I was in my car earlier. Durham and Sutton make make a fine pair of tits.
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