Thursday, 28 July 2011

Hearts In European Action.

Hearts tonight take on Paks in Hungry in the Europa League qualifying stage.

The Jambos are full with confidence after drawing 1-1 with Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday and will look to continue their good start to the season by getting a good result in Hungry.

If they come back with a decent result then they will have a great chance of making the next round with the second leg at Tynecastle, A place where many teams go and struggle.

Midfielder David Obua has finally joined up with the Hearts squad in Hungary after his passport expired and he had to secure a new one.

Andy Webster and Mehdi Taouil haven't travelled with the squad after picking up injuries at the weekend.

I hope Hearts can get a good result and use full advantage of the second leg being at home.

Fancy a bet on the match?. Hearts are 8/5 to win the game, Paks 6/4 and the draw at 2/1 at William Hill. I cant look past the Hearts win and will be investing some money on it

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Rangers On The Brink Of Early European Exit?

Rangers now need to go to Sweden and win on Wednesday night after failing to beat Malmo at Ibrox yesterday.

The Gers went down 1-0 as Daniel Larsson got the only goal of the game. Rangers should have got a few goals in the second half but Steven Naismith was unable to convert two different taps ins.

David Weir had to be subsituted and it looks like he might miss the second leg but new signing Dorin Goian might be able to play if his work permit comes through in time.

Both teams went on to create chances but were unable to score and it leaves Rangers with a lot of work to do if they want to progress to the next round.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Weekend Results.

Just a quick post getting back into the swing of things.

Weekends results:

Rangers 1-1 Hearts
Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone
Motherwell 3-0 Inverness
Dundee United 1-1 Kilmarnock
Hibernian 0-2 Celtic.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Return Of The SPL!!

So today is the return of the SPL and this weekends fixtures see's the following games.

Rangers v Hearts.
Aberdeen v St Johnstone.
Motherwell v Inverness.
Hibernian v Celtic.
Dundee United v Kilmarnock.
Dunfermline v St Mirren.

I will post results and match reports later!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Lee Wallace Signs For Rangers.

Rangers have completed the signing of Hearts left-back Lee Wallace on a five year contract.

Gers had a £1.5million bid accepted earlier on Thursday and the Scottish champions acted swiftly to tie up the move to beat the European deadline of 11pm so he can play in the next round of the Champions league.

Rangers had been after Wallace for a few weeks and had 2 bids rejected but finally got an offer worth £1.5m accepted early on Thursday morning.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

10 Team League Plan To Be Scrapped?

At Monday's AGM the SPL comitee will examine the possibility of changing the current 12-team structure by introducing different promotion/relegation play-offs.

The 10 team league was met with various SPL club chairmen speaking out about the negative outcomes some clubs could be faced with.

Also expected to be spoken about it an SPL TV channel which was spoken about in 2002 but clubs voted against it and took out deals with SKY, ESPN and Setanta Sports which have now gone out of business.

I would be happy to see an SPL tv provided it was organised correctly, If not a lot of clubs could find themselves in an financial crisis.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Victor Wanyama Signs for Celtic.

Celtic's new signing, Victor Wanyama has revealed it was always his 'dream' to sign for the club after completing his move. 

The Kenya youngster sealed the move after the SFA panel granted him a work permit.

Wanyama has been signed from Germinal Beerschot and he is now looking forward to linking up with his new team-mates when they return from Australia.

He told the official Celtic website

"I am delighted to sign for Celtic Football Club,"

"It has always been a dream of mine to play for a club like Celtic."

"After reading the club's incredible history I have chosen 67 as my squad number to show appreciation to the 1967 squad."

It is believed Waynama moved to Glasgow in favour of some interested English clubs.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

McCoist Gets His First Signing.

Juan Manuel Ortiz.

Juan Manuel Ortiz has become McCoist's first signing since he succeeded Walter Smith as manager joined up with his new team-mates before flying out from Glasgow Airport for their pre-season trip to Germany.

The Light Blues manager welcomed his new recruit who played for Almeria in La Liga for 4 years before they were relegated last season.

"We are delighted," said McCoist. "There were one or two little hiccups along the road, unfortunately, but it's done and dusted and we are all pleased.

"I think the fact that he can play a number of positions was a big thing. He probably runs Steven Whittaker close.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Rangers Duo Sign Long Term Contracts.

Allan McGregor and Steven Whittaker have today put pen to paper in new deals that will see them tied up for the next six and five years respectively.

McGregor currently 29, came through the youth ranks at the club and now looks set to spend the rest of his career at the Gers.

Whittaker, who signed from Hibs in 2007 also put an end to speculation he would be leaving for Turkey with a five year deal.

Thats all for now guys.!