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Nathan Oduwa, Scottish football and ‘disrespect’

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | On the 15th of August Alloa’s Colin Hamilton made a statement following his side’s loss at Recreation Park to Rangers, a statement which has been paraphrased beyond mockery and highlighted the backwards and depressing nature that is Scottish football ...

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The Rise Of Vertical Football

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via GersNet - Current Affairs |   Unfortunately, our attacking potency has also been somewhat diminished. Teams are starting to restrict our goal tally by defending compactly and deep. We were regularly hitting 4, 5, 6 goals a game at the dawn of the season. Now, ...

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On this day – October 21st

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via Rangers Today | Rangers’ record on this day – P: 18 W: 15 D: 3 L: 0 GD: +36 F: 49 A: 13 Win %: 83.33% Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.72, Conceded: 0.72   1876: Peter Campbell, Willie Dunlop, Sandy Marshall and James… Continue Reading

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Why Barrie is the real McKay

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Ibroxnoise.co.uk has written about and praised Barrie McKay for well over three years now. Having witnessed his impressively mature debut at the hedge of Brechin in 2012, complete with deft flicks, visionary passes and composed, speedy dribbling, it was ...

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Outdrinking Hagar the Horrible – Rangers v Livingston: Petrofac Cup Preview

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via GersNet - Match Analysis |   The only time they got it right was the Skol Cup in the 1980’s, held in the autumn, results on the night, and wildly popular – but then regular European football came in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and ...

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On this day – October 20th

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via Rangers Today | Rangers’ record on this day – P: 21 W: 14 D: 3 L: 4 GD: +22 F: 43 A: 21 Win %: 66.67% Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.05, Conceded: 1.00   1877: Rangers suffer a 2-0 defeat to Third Lanark… Continue Reading

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Expected Goals leaders in the Scottish Championship

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via Rangers Report | Martyn Waghorn, courtesy of Ian MacNicol (Getty Images) written by – Rangers Report What are Expected Goals? Devin Pleuler, the Manager of Analytics for Toronto FC, described Expected Goals in a post for OptaPro in 2014 – “Expected Goals is a calculation that is attached to ...

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Fernando Ricksen launches his very own magazine

Fernando Ricksen launches his very own magazine

by Pamela Aalbers | Guest Contributor On the 14th of October, Fernando Ricksen received the first issue of his own glossy magazine in The Netherlands. Surrounded by the Dutch media, the Dutch football icon Willem van Hanegem handed the first issue to Fernando. ‘FERNANDO’ is ...

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Togetherness is the key Rangers’ to success

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via Rangers Report | Getty Images Written by – Jamie Currie This Rangers side never fails to put a smile on the fans’ faces. The sign on the dressing room wall says: “send the fans home happy” and that is exactly what they are doing in ...

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Togetherness is the key to Rangers’ success

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via Rangers Report | Getty Images Written by – Jamie Currie This Rangers side never fails to put a smile on the fans’ faces. The sign on the dressing room wall says: “send the fans home happy” and that is exactly what they are doing in ...

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Rangers forward’s confession about Petrofac Cup

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Martyn Waghorn has admitted that winning the Petrofac Cup would be a milestone in his career, given he has never picked up any silverware before. The striker’s critical last-gasp header won the day on Saturday much to the delight ...

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Gersnet withdraws from Football Blogging Awards

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via GersNet - Current Affairs |   For clarity, Gersnet has never been the biggest or most influential Rangers fansite but we always strive for quality over quantity and enjoy making our content available to those who fancy some mature discussion. It’s also worth pointing out ...

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Warburton’s defensive dilemma

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | If there has been a question mark over Mark Warburton’s Rangers, it has been the defence. In truth it has not been truly tested extensively, but the one major time it was put to the sword, it sadly failed ...

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Rangers fans’ poll: does Nicky Law deserve to start?

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Ibroxnoise.co.uk has covered this before, and after the impact he made on as a substitute v Queens at Ibrox it seems worth revisiting Nicky Law and his worth to Rangers. The fact is, for now, Dean Shiels has been ...

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How “Plan B” saved Rangers

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Rangers have toiled at times this season. Against Falkirk, Houston’s well-drilled outfit made Mark Warburton’s men dig deep, and in the end 3-1 might have flattered the home side a tad. It was even worse at the Cheaper Insurance ...

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Controlled Zone Entries: Rangers v Queen of the South

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via Rangers Report | James Tavernier, courtesy of RFC written by – Rangers Report Note:  For an explanation of this statistic, please read this introductory post. Player CZE Pos Res Success Rate Highlighted Team results Barrie McKay 8 8 1.00 2 corners, free kick, shot James Tavernier 8 ...

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Analytical Match Report: Rangers 2 Queen of the South 1

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via Rangers Report | Martyn Waghorn, courtesy of RFC written by – Rangers Report This aim of this Analytical Match Report is to enhance the analysis of Rangers performance by providing a variety of advanced stats from the game.  Explanations of these stats can be found in ...

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Rangers 2-1 Queen of the South: The Alternative Match Report

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via Rangers Report | Written by – Jamie Currie I have taken inspiration from Rich Hammond – he covers NHL side the LA Kings to follow his template and create a different kind of match report. The template can be viewed here: Here courtesy of SNSPix THE GAME ...

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Trials and Tribulations and the cost of defeat

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via GersNet - Match Analysis |   It’s not only at full international level these days, but even as in Rangers case, games are getting cancelled for players playing for the under 20 national teams. Can you imagine an African female becoming good enough to sign ...

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Top 10 Young Offensive Players in the Scottish Championship in 2015-16

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via Rangers Report | Barrie McKay written by – Rangers Report Lately we’ve been playing around with the concept of measuring offensive production based on possession.  Basically, it’s applying the possession stats to make an estimate of how many of the 90 minutes the team had the ball. ...

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