Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Rangers Revolution.

New Rangers owner Craig Whyte has removed Alastair Johnston from the Rangers board. Johnston was supposed to step down on 16th May but didn't and was yesterday told to resign or be removed by Whyte.

Another member of the board, Paul Murray who tried to front a takeover as Whyte had almost completed his was removed also.

Martin Bain and Donald McIntyre have also been suspended while information regarding financial irregularities are sorted out.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Celtic Scottish Cup Champions.!

Celtic claimed their 35th Scottish Cup in their history with a comfortable victory against Motherwell.

Ki Sung-Yeung struck from distance in the 32nd minute for a sensational opener,

Gavin Gunning shook the Celtic crossbar just minutes after going behind.

Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan deflected in a Mark Wilson shot in the 76th minute to double Celtic's lead.

Charlie Mulgrew completed the win with five minutes remaining, confidently striking a free-kick from 20 yards out.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Scotland Squad For Carling Nations Games.

The Scotland squad for the Carling Nations Cup games against Wales and the Republic Of Ireland have been announced.

Scotland squad
Goalkeepers: Matt Gilks (Blackpool), Allan McGregor (Rangers), Iain Turner (Everton)

Defenders: Phil Bardsley (Sunderland), Christophe Berra (Wolves), Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic), Stephen Crainey (Blackpool), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Steven Whittaker (Rangers), Danny Wilson (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Charlie Adam (Blackpool), Barry Bannan (Aston Villa), Scott Brown (Celtic), Kris Commons (Celtic), James Forrest (Celtic), James McArthur (Wigan Athletic), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), Barry Robson (Middlesbrough)

Forwards: Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough), Chris Maguire (Aberdeen), Ross McCormack (Leeds United), Kenny Miller (Bursaspor), Steven Naismith (Rangers)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

A Wee Update

Well since the season has finished now I am lacking a bit of content so starting tomorrow I will be bringing you the paper talk and things like transfer rumours.

That is all for now.


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

End Of Season.

So the SPL season has finished and here were the final standings:

Position Team P GD PTS

1 Rangers 38 59 93
2 Celtic 38 63 92
3 Hearts 38 8 63
4 Dundee Utd 38 5 61
6 Kilmarnock 38 -2 49
7 Motherwell 38 -20 46
5 Inverness CT 38 8 53
8 St Johnstone 38 -20 44
9 Aberdeen 38 -20 38
10 Hibernian 38 -22 37
11 St Mirren 38 -24 33
12 Hamilton 38 -35 26

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Rangers Are The Champions.!

Rangers won 5-1 away at Kilmarnock to seal the Scottish Premier League title for the third consecutive year and give a perfect send off to departing manager Walter Smith.

The Gers knew just had to win to secure the title and set about their task and it took just 47 seconds when Steven Davis released Lafferty and he produced a wonderful chip with the inside of the foot to beat oncoming Kilmarnock keeper,Cammy Bell.

Rangers were on fire and just four minutes later,youngster Greg Wylde used his great pace to run down the wing and deliver a ball to Steven Naismith who turned and knocked the ball in against his former club.

The third goal of this early assault came in just seven minutes when Jelavic played a well weighted pass onto Kyle Lafferty to keep his cool and slot past the keeper.

Killie looked shocked and were often caught in possession during the first half while failing to create much.

Davis tried to increase the lead late in the first half but his effort hit the post.

Rangers flew out the traps in the second half and it just toook 4 minutes before the Gers had scored again,it was Jelavic who stepped up with a wonderful freekick from around 20 yards.

Kyle Lafferty finally got his hattrick in the 53rd minute when Steven Naismith unselfishly gave him the ball for the Ulsterman to slot home.

The hosts got a goal  of their own after 65 minutes when a freekick deflected off the American Edu,sending Keeper McGregor the wrong way and finding its way into the net.

The game drew to a close with a few chances for each side but there was no more goals.

So Rangers ran out 5-1 winners and it was a perfect send off for Walter Smith.

All goals and celebration below

I do not own the video.

Sunday's Results.

Well Rangers have today been crowned Scottish Premier League winners for the 3rd season in a row.

They had to beat kilmarnock to win and did so.

Kilmarnock 1-5 Rangers
Celtic 4-0 Motherwell

I will be posting my reviews once I get home later but for now that is all.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Saturday's Review.

 Final weekend of the SPL season and six teams were in action today,results were:

Hamilton 1-2 Inverness
Hibernian 1-3 Aberdeen
ST Mirren 0-0 ST Johnstone

Tomorrow see's the end of the season and the league winners will be crowned.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Neil Lennon Attacked Again.

Celtic's 3-0 win away to Hearts was overshadowed last night over an attack on manager Neil Lennon.

Lennon was organising tactics on the touchline shortly after his side had taken a 2-0 lead against the Edinburgh side when a fan raced towards him.

The attacker was quickly taken away by security staff.He is currently being held by police.

Keep an eye on the top of this video to see what happens:

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Wednesdays Results,

Hearts 0-3 Celtic
Motherwell 1-1 Kilmarnock
Inverness 2-0 Hibernian

Just a quick post.More later!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tuesday's Results.

Rangers 2-0 Dundee United
Aberdeen 0-1 St Mirren
St Johnstone 1-0 Hamilton

The lose for Hamilton means that they have been relegated and will be playing in the First Division next season.

Rangers keep up the lead.

Walter Smith.

Rangers moved four points clear at the top of the table with an impressive win over Dundee United in Walter Smith's last Ibrox game as manager.

Nikica Jelavic headed home from 15 yards after a Steven Whittaker cross on 21 minutes in a fine Rangers start.

Kyle Lafferty doubled the Gers lead soon after with a nice finish after coming close hitting the post earlier.

The Gers often cut United apart with some excellent football but were unable to capitalise.

The visitors pushed forward in the second half and kept the pressure on Rangers and came closest when they hit the post late on.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Midweek Mayhem!

Well we are into the final week of the SPL season and its still all to play for at the top and bottom so we have another full card on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Aberdeen v St Mirren, 19:45
Rangers v Dundee Utd, 19:45
St Johnstone v Hamilton, 19:45
Wednesday,11 May 2011

Hearts v Celtic, 19:45
Inverness CT v Hibernian, 19:45
Motherwell v Kilmarnock, 19:45 
Times of kick-off are BST.(British summer time)

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Weekend Results.

Saturday 7th May

Aberdeen 0-2 St Johnstone
Dundee Utd 4-0 Motherwell
Hamilton 1-0 Hibernian
Inverness CT 1-0 St Mirren
Rangers 4-0 Hearts
Sunday 8th May

Kilmarnock 0-2 Celtic

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Rangers v Hearts Review.

Rangers moved four points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League with an impressive display against Hearts.

New owner Craig Whyte was at the game and the unchanged Rangers squad seemed determined to put on a show for him.

Tricky Hearts winger,David Templeton  was his sides main man as he raced at the Rangers defence in the opening stages but was unable to make anything for his team.

Rangers made the breakthrough after 23 minutes. Davis spotted Jelavic free and The Croat's control and finish from a tight angle although keeper,MacDonald may have hoped to do better.

Ian Black's shot from 30 yards flew through the busy Rangers penalty box and was blocked by Allan McGregor who dived low to his right.

McGregor started the attack when he launches the ball out to Davis who continuted the move,An overlapping Steven Whittaker crossed the ball which was missed by everyone.Greg Wylde put the ball in from which Kyle Lafferty connected and fired home.

The third goal came when Maurice Edu won the ball in midfield and passed to Wylde on the left,He was too quick, for Hearts,David Obua and, once past the Ugandan, he clipped a cross that was deflected on to the head of Davis who knocked it past MacDonald.

Stephen Elliott replaced Templeton 12 minutes into the second half as Hearts' young striker pulled up with a hamstring injury which will probably end his season.

El-Hadji Diouf and Lee McCulloch,who just returned from injury took to the pitch as Jelavic and Edu were rested with 20 minutes to go. 

The final game of the game came when Lafferty's shot from 18 yards was parried by MacDonald, who also palmed away Diouf's close-range follow-up.However, the Senegalese forward's second attempt was deflected past MacDonald by a Hearts player.

Final score- Rangers 4-0 Hearts.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Weekend Preview.

Saturday, 7 May 2011
Rangers v Hearts
Aberdeen v St Johnstone
Dundee Utd v Motherwell
Hamilton v Hibernian
Inverness CT v St Mirren
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Kilmarnock v Celtic

Its A Done Deal!

It only took seven months but today an announcement was made to the London Stock Exhange regarding the take over of Rangers.

This statement was issued:

Company Wavetower Limited
Headline Acquisition(s)
Released 18:28 06-May-2011
Number 11827-1D10

Wavetower Limited                               

                        ("Wavetower" or the "Company")                         

    Acquisition of controlling interest in The Rangers Football Club P.L.C.    

Wavetower is pleased to announce that it has today acquired 92,842,388 ordinary
shares, representing approximately 85.3 per cent. of the issued share capital
in The Rangers Football Club P.L.C. (the "Club"), for a consideration of £1.
Wavetower acquired its interest in the Club (the "Acquisition") from Murray MHL

The Acquisition would ordinarily have required Wavetower to make a general
offer in cash under Rule 9 of the Takeover Code to all other shareholders in
the Club but, as the consideration paid by Wavetower for the shares acquired is
£1, the Takeover Panel has granted Wavetower a dispensation from making such an

Wavetower intends to post a circular to the Club's shareholders by 16 May 2011
containing background information on Wavetower and other relevant information.
Wavetower intends to maintain the Club's listing on PLUS Markets for a minimum
of 12 months from the date of this announcement.

Wavetower is 100% owned by Liberty Capital, a company which is ultimately owned
by Craig Whyte. Craig is a lifelong Rangers supporter and is very much looking
forward to guiding and assisting Rangers in its development over the coming

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Inverness v Celtic Match Report.

Celtic went into their game with Inverness at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium needing to avoid defeat to return to the top of the SPL.

It wasn't the start Celtic wanted as they found themselves behind in the seventh minute when striker Adam Rooney had his flick deflected past Fraser Forster by Hoops' defender Charlie Mulgrew.

The lead didn't last long however,just a minute later Celtic broke and when the ball came to Commons,he sent a drive from the edge of the box sailing past the helpless Ryan Esson.

Inverness kept going and nearly got their reward when Adam Rooney found himself one on one with Fraser Foster but was unable to convert.

The Highlanders managed to keep all Celtic chances to a minimum and when called into duty Ryan Esson was determined not to be beaten.

Inverness restored their lead in the 52nd minute with defender Munro scoring,Aaron Doran's corner from the right was only cleared to the edge of the box and Munro took a touch before sending the ball past Forster.

Celtic appeared stunned and in the 58th minute Daryl Murphy replaced Stokes as Lennon tried another route back in to the game.

It was Caley who went on to increase their lead when Celtic failed to clear a Doran free-kick properly,Rooney returned the ball into the box to find an unmarked Sutherland sent a low volley with his left foot past Forster and in off the post.

Esson was in fine form for Caley keeping out multiple Celtic chances.

In the second minute of added time Ross Tokely clumsily brought down Maloney in the box and Commons drove in the spot kick to give Celtic some hope.

Celtic had another penalty claim turned down seconds later by referee Stevie O'Reilly when McCourt went to ground inside a packed the box as he went past Munro.

So Celtic put the advantage back into Rangers hands with failing to win this game.Both teams have 3 games left.

Final score- Inverness 3-2 Celtic.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Quick Update

Just to let people know, 55 minutes gone in the Inverness v Celtic game,currently 2-1 to Inverness.

Adam Rooney opened the scoring on 5 minutes with Commons equalising a few minutes later.

Grant Munro got the second for caley.

The game is on ESPN if anyone wants to watch.

Monday, 2 May 2011

The PFA Awards.

Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre has been named players' player of the year by his peers in Scotland.

Dundee United's top scorer, David Goodwillie, was named young player of the year.

Nikica Jelavic's overhead kick for Rangers against Aberdeen on 13 April was revealed as goal of the season at the ceremony in Glasgow.

Congratulations to all who won awards!

St Mirren 0-1 Hamilton.

Mickael Antoine-Curier's second-half header against St Mirren gave Hamilton a Scottish Premier League lifeline.

St Mirren were down to 10men when the goal came just 16 minutes from full time after Antoine-Curier got up to connect with a Dougie Imre cross.

He could have had a second minutes later but it was saved by the St Mirren keeper.

The game finished with 10 v 10 as Neil was sent off when he picked up his second booking of the game.

The results gives the Accies a chance of survival with just three games to play.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Drink Driving-Illegal But Is A Shirt Also Illegal?....

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The shirt that David Weir wore
 Rangers could face FIFA action over a Royal Wedding tribute printed on the shirt of captain David Weir.
The defender wore a shirt paying tribute to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge during Saturday's 5-0 win away to Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League.

According to FIFA rules any political,religious or personal statements are considered illegal and are punishable offences.

Lets see what comes of this one...

Celtic 4-1 Dundee United.

Gary Hooper fired home from close range after 23 minutes following a double mistake by United defender Garry Kenneth.

Kayal made it two shortly after half time when he fired in with his weaker left foot to put the game beyond utd.

Celtic left it late to add anymore goals as the third came with five to go when Kris Commons drove another home.

There was time for united to grab a goal in injury time when Russel got a consolation goal.

Daryl Murphey cancelled that goal out 2 minutes later when he held off united defenders before chipping the ball past Pernis.

Sorry for late update guys,Been ill all day.