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The extraordinary rise of Jason Holt

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | From surplus at Hearts to arguably Rangers’ best player this season, the rise of Jason Holt from relatively unheralded arrival this summer at Ibrox to possibly the most lauded player to currently strut their stuff in Govan has been ...

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Warburton: “Don’t accuse us of lacking a spine”

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Rangers manager Mark Warburton has attacked certain sections of the media, and one (unnamed) outlet in particular for accusing him and his team of lacking a spine. After a recent article in a national newspaper claimed his players and ...

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Rangers continue to be targeted – nothing ever changes

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Rangers finally appeared to end their recent slump on Monday with a more-than convincing win over second-placed Hibernian. Indeed, the final score was an impressive 4-2 victory, but the truth is few outside Scottish football would even be aware ...

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On this day – December 30th

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via Rangers Today | Rangers’ record on this day – P: 19 W: 13 D: 3 L: 3 GD: +37 F: 54 A: 17 Win %: 68.42% Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.84, Conceded: 0.89 1876: Rangers beat Lennox 3-0 in the Scottish Cup Quarter-Final.… Continue Reading

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Report: Rovers star to join Ibrox on a free

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Rangers have today been strongly linked with a free transfer next month of Doncaster Rovers’ midfield playmaker Harry Forrester. According to some reports, the 24 year old was at Ibrox yesterday to take in Rangers’ comfortable 4-2 victory over ...

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Why Fraser Fyvie owes Rangers’ Andy Halliday an apology

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Without beating about the bush, Andy Halliday was completely cheated yesterday at Ibrox by an opponent endeavouring to get a fellow pro sent off. Hibs midfielder Fraser Fyvie, recently praising of Rangers to then-fellow team mate Rob Kiernan at ...

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Defensive Zone Exits: Tracking how Rangers defence handled Hibs’ advances

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via Rangers Report | James Tavernier, courtesy of SNS written by – Rangers Report With so much attention being focused on Rangers’ struggles on defence, particularly with how they handle counter attacks, I decided to shift some of my attention towards tracking who is getting the ball out ...

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Rangers xG Report: Hibs no match for Rangers front three

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via Rangers Report | Jason Holt, courtesy of SNS written by – Rangers Report The size of the circle reflects the total of Expected Goals for each player. Player Shots xG Martyn Waghorn 3 0.54 Jason Holt 3 0.45 Nicky Clark 3 0.45 Barrie McKay 2 0.25 ...

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Controlled Zone Entries: Rangers full backs lead the way against Hibs

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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 Lee Wallace 9 6 0.67 2 shots, 2 throw-ins Nicky Law 7 4 ...

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Analytical Match Report: Rangers 4 Hibs 2

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via Rangers Report | Jason Holt, 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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The Return Of The Strike Partnership

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via GersNet - Match Analysis |   Yorke and Cole is probably the most well-known and the most potent example, becoming one of the most feared partnerships in Europe. It featured one touch passes and assists that seemed impossible, being described as ‘eerily telepathic’. With the ...

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On this day – December 22nd

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via Rangers Today | Rangers’ record on this day – P: 18 W: 14 D: 3 L: 1 GD: +32 F: 50 A: 18 Win %: 72.22% Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.78, Conceded: 1.00 1883: Rangers thump Cambuslang 5-1 in the Scottish Cup Quarter-Final.… Continue Reading

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Out for a corner: A balanced approach leads to minimal success v Falkirk

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via Rangers Report | courtesy of RFC written by – Rangers Report Out for a corner is a new series of posts that shares the statistical results of corners taken by Rangers. The following data comes from tracking each of Rangers corners.  There will undoubtably be a ...

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Rangers and the defensive midfield problem

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | With a back line exposed time and time again with cruel ease by even lesser Championship sides, and Andy Halliday playing out of position in front of them, the slot on every Rangers fan’s lips is that of defensive ...

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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

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via GersNet - Match Analysis |   Rangers lined-up in their usual 4-3-3. Three changes from the disappointing 2-2 draw with Morton saw Miller, Zelalem and Ball drop out for Oduwa, Shiels and Wilson. Ball and Kiernan took the majority of the blame for the draw, ...

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Warburton hints at return for Rangers midfielder

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | Rangers manager Mark Warburton has waxed lyrical about midfielder Nicky law’s contribution at Falkirk yesterday, following the former Motherwell playmaker’s long-awaited return to the side after injury. Law made a second half cameo alongside Dean Shiels as a substitute ...

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Exclusive Goal Creation Graphs from Rangers loss to Falkirk

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via Rangers Report | Will Vaulks, courtesy of FFC All graphs & charts courtesy of Mike Driggs To see higher definition, interactive versions of these make sure to visit Mike’s site. The buildup to Falkirk’s “penalty” Barrie McKay’s goal in the 15th minute [embedded content] Will Vaulk’s ...

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Falkirk 2-1 Rangers: The Alternative Match Report

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via Rangers Report | Barrie McKay, courtesy of SNS Written by – Jamie Currie THE MATCH IN 140 WORDS OR FEWER The defeat stings. Between Willie Collum‘s complete incompetence and the team’s poor showing, it was  very frustrating viewing. The poor day was compounded by Martyn ...

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Mark Warburton and “Plan B”

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via Four Lads Had A Dream | “The best plan B is to do plan A better” When Mark Warburton espoused this epigram as his mantra on signing up at Ibrox, it was one of the most intelligent, wisest, calculated and insightful comments to be heard ...

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Rangers xG Report: Wags left to rue the day

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via Rangers Report | Martyn Waghorn & Nicky Law, courtesy of RFC written by – Rangers Report The size of the circle reflects the total of Expected Goals for each player. Player Shots xG Martyn Waghorn 5 0.42 Nicky Law 2 0.38 Andy Halliday 4 0.35 Barrie ...

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