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  1. BlueAvenger liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in c*ltic   
    Just checked, celtic have an easy December. Four home league matches against non-top 4 and away to Hamilton.
    Rangers have four away league fixtures and two at home. So just before the OF game, celtic will have three games in hand over us but we have the more challenging fixtures. 
    Rangers need to at least match celtic for points and then beat them to potentially go 17 points ahead with 3 more played.
     
  2. Bears r us liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in c*ltic   
    I don't know what they're thinking with Lawell and Desmond but I guess they are totally obsessed with 10iar to the exclusion of even European football. They must have assumed they will win their 2 games in hand to get 5 points behind us and then they assumed their usual 2nd half of the season charge and then they assumed we will slip up again.
    I think others would call that complacency.
     
  3. hawkeye liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in c*ltic   
    Could be. I am thinking if Lennon is sacked, that could destabilise the team even more and they cannot afford to fall further behind. New manager bounces do not always happen.
  4. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by SteveEarle in Maradona Dead   
    Best man at Shilton’s wedding too. 

  5. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by BLUEDIGNITY in c*ltic   
  6. Howsitgoing liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in Europa Group D: The Table   
    Those two games against Benfica were a preview of what's to come in the CL next season - if we get through the qualifiers.
     
  7. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by Copeland1983 in Europa Group D: The Table   
    Benfica are a top side, CL level - their pressing and aggression was tough to play against. Never felt comfortable at any point in the game, and no shame to come away unbeaten in two games having scored 5 goals against them. Obviously frustrating the way the games panned out but still in a strong position.
  8. ayrshireranger liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in Maradona RIP   
    Yes, I also saw him help the Argies beat Scotland 3-1 in 79. Though Leopold Luque and the other world cup winners were the guys I remember, we were told to watch out for this teenager and they were 100% correct. Rest in Peace, Diego.
     
  9. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by Leeds_Bear in ***** Official Rangers vs Aberdeen match thread *****   
    Had a free bet in my account so lumped it on this! 

  10. They Gnu liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in ***** Official Rangers vs Aberdeen match thread *****   
    This team looks as good as just about any team in the last 40 years, they just have to now prove that by winning this title.
    Best start to league since 1967-68 but remember ... we didn't go on to win that one. Cautious optimism.
     
  11. Geo17 liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in ***** Official Rangers vs Aberdeen match thread *****   
    I don't expect anyone outside Rangers in this league to beat the tims, but draws like today will do nicely. 
    It's in your hands Rangers, don't let us down, Aberdeen are an inferior team, go out and prove it.
    I won't be comfortable unless we are ten points ahead and that is after they have played their two games in hand.
     
  12. glasgow argyle liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in ***** Official Rangers vs Aberdeen match thread *****   
    I don't expect anyone outside Rangers in this league to beat the tims, but draws like today will do nicely. 
    It's in your hands Rangers, don't let us down, Aberdeen are an inferior team, go out and prove it.
    I won't be comfortable unless we are ten points ahead and that is after they have played their two games in hand.
     
  13. One Jock Wallace liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in ***** Official Rangers vs Aberdeen match thread *****   
    I don't expect anyone outside Rangers in this league to beat the tims, but draws like today will do nicely. 
    It's in your hands Rangers, don't let us down, Aberdeen are an inferior team, go out and prove it.
    I won't be comfortable unless we are ten points ahead and that is after they have played their two games in hand.
     
  14. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by MattyBlue in Rangers Accounts 2020   
    Hope this thread helps people
     
  15. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by AlCapone in Rangers Accounts 2020   
    Very interesting trends


  16. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by 32Blue in The time has come for Rangers fans to rekindled their love for the national side   
    When I was a kid it was a no-brainer, you supported Scotland regardless of club loyalties.
    To me it wouldn't feel right not supporting the national team.
  17. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by Rfc52 in The time has come for Rangers fans to rekindled their love for the national side   
    THE relationship between Rangers - or more specifically Rangers supporters - and the Scotland national team is a complex yet fascinating one.

    It encompasses every aspect of life on and off the park as political opinions and club loyalties shape views and define behaviours when it comes to the support, or not, of the side that represent the country on the world stage.

    At times it feels as though sections of the Rangers fanbase have never been more disillusioned or out of touch with Scotland and in many ways that disconnect is completely understandable. But, in a purely football and sporting sense, Scotland are good for Rangers and Rangers must be good for Scotland.

    Steven Gerrard has spoken of his desire to see Scotland improve and succeed, and also of his delight at his players earning international recognition in recent times. The likes of Borna Barisic and Glen Kamara will be at the Euros next summer. That will raise their profile, but also that of Rangers and having players operating at the highest level can only further enhance the club's reputation. Gerrard has done so much on that front in a European sense and the more internationalists Rangers have the better. It is a shame, though, that there are not more players within Gerrard's ranks that can stake a claim to feature for Steve Clarke.

    Going forward, and as the Ibrox squad evolves, that should be a consideration for Rangers and a club that has given so much to the national side over the years must once again be able to provide the backbone of the Scotland setup. Ryan Jack has become a mainstay of the side under Clarke in recent fixtures, but some Gers fans will only tune in to see if he plays well and emerges unscathed for his return to domestic and European duty.

    The pride that Jack has in playing for his country is clear to see and it should be hoped that rubs off on those who dismiss Scotland duty. Rangers could certainly do with more like him and goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin. The lack of Rangers representation in the national squad over recent years may explain the apathy that some sections of the support have towards Scotland these days.

    But more wide-ranging issues - such as the treatment their club received in 2012 and the Independence Referendum two years later - almost certainly have a significant part to play in the seeming shift away from the traditional backing that Gers fans once provided to the national side.

    Last month, The Athletic carried out a survey of more than 8000 supporters to attempt to paint a picture of the relationship between Rangers fans and Scotland. There is no definitive answer to such a convoluted question, but it did at least offer an insight when it comes to the club versus country debate.

    From a football viewpoint, it was no surprise to see that 68 per cent stated that their support for the national team had decreased since 2012. The feelings of anger and resentment from the fall-out of Rangers' financial collapse clearly still lingers in the minds of many and there is no desire to share a terrace or emotional connection with fans of clubs who wished them nothing but ill will eight years ago.

    Indeed, 87 per cent of those that responded to The Athletic believed they would receive a negative reaction if they identified as a Rangers fan at a Scotland match. It is hard to conclude that figure would be as high for any other support in the country and while Rangers punters may dismiss it with the 'no-one likes us, we don't care' attitude, it is sad that fans feel they would be unwelcome at an event that is supposed to unite in the backing of a common, national cause.

    While fans across the country revelled in Rangers' fight for survival and subsequent plights on their journey back, the Ibrox crowd remained admirably loyal and devoted to their club and their cause. Having come through what they have, the bond between fan and club is stronger than ever.

    Many will have taken heart and pleasure from seeing Scotland end their wait to return to a major finals with victory over Serbia last week. But it will be nothing compared to the emotions when Rangers win their 55th league title. Scotland matters, but just not as much as Rangers, or as much as it does to fans of other clubs.

    The team on the park is only part of the problem, though, and many will simply find it unpalatable to support Scotland for reasons other than football. When Scotland is divided politically, it is no surprise that the makeup of the fanbase is as well. While 55 per cent of those in the poll didn't think that being a Unionist was an important part of a Rangers fan's identity, 75 per cent believed that Nationalism was synonymous with the Scotland support.

    It is too simplistic to say that the dual identity of being Scottish and British doesn't fit amongst the national support but views on Government and the Union will come into the thinking for some. Figures for ideology and voting preference in a referendum were broadly similar at around 65 per cent Unionist, 10 per cent Nationalist and a quarter neither.

    In decades gone by, the Rangers support made up a huge percentage of the Tartan Army home and away and it would be healthy if the numbers were to swell once again. Scotland is as much theirs as it is anyone else's. But if it doesn't happen in the build-up to the European Championships, then it is hard to see how and when there will be a reconnection between Light and Dark Blue going forward.

    Now is the time for Rangers to become prominent and lead the way for Scotland, both on and off the park, once again.
     
     
     
    So say the herald 
  18. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by Rangers_no1 in UEFA Nations League & Euro Qualifiers   
    Bring on England. 😅😅
  19. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by psb07158 in UEFA Nations League & Euro Qualifiers   
    Yesssssssssss
  20. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by Nameless Ghoul in ***** Rangers vs Hamilton *****   
    Superb all round performance today with exception of mclaughlin. Lazy cunt done fuck all today
  21. LiverpoolBlue liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in c*ltic   
    Oh dear, Bonner saying celtic are back to their best. Don't they realise it is the same celtic who are getting found out in Europe then the problems are hidden playing diddy scottish teams.
     
  22. GA1972 liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in c*ltic   
    Oh dear, Bonner saying celtic are back to their best. Don't they realise it is the same celtic who are getting found out in Europe then the problems are hidden playing diddy scottish teams.
     
  23. eejay the dj liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in c*ltic   
    Cheered me up no end after our game.
    The trouble is they will probably beat Motherwell. Only Rangers can beat celtic in Scotland, the others are even worse duffers.
     
     
  24. Dave Hedgehog liked a post in a topic by Shuggy in *****The Official Rangers v Lech Poznan Match Thread*****   
    Undoubtedly its biggest test will be next Thursday. If we concede none, that will be even more remarkable.
     
  25. Shuggy liked a post in a topic by andyhrfc in *****The Official Rangers v Lech Poznan Match Thread*****   
    Last four games:
    Us: WWWW (no goals conceded)
    Scum: LLDD (ten goals conceded)
    Very satisfying 👍
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