Scottish Premier League

Bruno Alves reveals why he joined Rangers and backs Caixinha to deliver

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Rangers centre back Bruno Alves claims that he moved to Ibrox to win trophies and insists that manager Pedro Caixinha is the right man for the job.

Alves arrived in Glasgow from Serie A side Cagliari as Caixinha’s first signing. The highly experienced Portuguese defender has added much needed stability to the Rangers backline and is determined to add a Scottish Premiership medal to his already stellar collection.

On This Day in Football: Celtic humiliate Rangers while Norwich stun Bayern

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On this day in 1957, Celtic beat Rangers 7-1 in the Scottish League Cup final. The score line still remains as the biggest margin of victory in an Old Firm derby.

This humiliating defeat at the hands of their greatest rival is also Rangers’ record defeat in a game and the biggest score line in a major British cup final.

Former Rangers star urges Celtic to move to England citing lack of competition in Scotland

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Celtic have been Scottish Premiership champions for six years running. Lack of competition coupled with rivals Rangers’ faltering fortunes has made the Hoops undisputed challengers for Scotland’s premier competition.

Former Rangers midfielder Jorg Albertz has the opinion that Brendan Rodgers’ side should move to the English Premier League to suit their ‘high profile’.

Back to basics for Caixinha in a bid to address Rangers’ leaky defence

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Despite scoring the second highest number of goals in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers’ have conceded 11 goals – a worse record than Hearts, Motherwell and Aberdeen.

But over the international break, Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha made it a priority to address his side’s leaky defence as they prepare for their trip to St.

Former Rangers captain dismisses rumours of falling out with Amoruso

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Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has revealed that there was no falling out with Lorenzo Amoruso during their time together in Glasgow.

Amoruso, who joined Rangers from Fiorentina back in 1997, had been captaining the Light Blues for two years when Dutch manager Dick Advocaat took over the club.

Rangers legend gives his vote of confidence to Pedro Caixinha

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Former Rangers striker and manager Ally McCoist has given his backing to Pedro Caixinha, insisting that it is ‘too early’ to say whether the Portuguese coach’s job is on the line or not.

Caixinha has been under considerable pressure following Rangers’ 2-0 loss against Celtic in the Old Firm derby.

Rangers legend hits out at Caixinha, another defeat could lead to the sack

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Barry Ferguson believes Pedro Caixinha’s criticism of members of his Rangers squad is a dangerous move to make.

The Rangers boss hit out at some of his home-based players after last weekend’s 2-0 defeat against Celtic, accusing them of creating a divide in the dressing room.

Ferguson says Caixinha’s behaviour is similar to something he experienced during his own playing days at Ibrox.

Caixinha delivers positive Rangers team news for Hamilton clash

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has stated that key defender Bruno Alves is in ‘very, very good condition’ and is in with a chance of featuring against Hamilton Accies on Friday night.

The Portugal international centre-half was arguably the highest-profile addition at Ibrox over the summer, as the Light Blues revamped their squad after a disappointing reintroduction to the top tier of Scottish football in 2016-17.

Knowing about leaks at Ibrox is giving Caixinha ‘more confidence’

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has insisted that finding out about a mole in his squad has made him more confident.

Caixinha was left stunned towards the end of last season, when the media got hold of a series of stories – including the Michael O’Halloran saga and the fact that Emerson Hydman left before his loan spell had expired.

Leigh Griffiths must ‘grow up’, says Celtic legend

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Celtic beat Rangers 2-0 at Ibrox on Saturday thanks to goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths.

Griffiths who scored the second goal of the game was involved in a number of incidents throughout the game. The former Wolves striker was apparently trying to tie a Celtic scarf on the Ibrox goalposts.

Celtic captain's row with Rangers' boss shows complete lack of class, a legend in his own mind

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For a player whose limitations were brutally exposed by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Celtic captain Scott Brown has a lot to say for himself. Too much in fact.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha accused the midfielder of elbowing Alfredo Morelos during Saturday’s Old Firm meeting at Ibrox and Brown’s behaviour afterwards showed a complete lack of class.

Odds update: Former Rangers star tips Celtic to dominate title race

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Former Rangers defender Arthur Numan has dismissed the idea that the club could mount a serious challenge to Celtic’s dominance of the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers host Celtic on Saturday in the first Old Firm game of the season and the visitors are 4/6 to pick up all three points.

Numan believes a title bid will be beyond Rangers this term and says it could take at least three years for his old club to catch up with their big rivals.

Celtic and Rangers would thrive in the Premier League, says Ferguson

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Whether Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers would be successful in the English Premier League is a topic that has been debated since the beginning of time.

The two clubs have dominated Scottish football since the inception of league football in the country. Rangers have won the league on 54 occasions while the Hoops have 48 league titles to their name.

Rangers legend urges his old team to stand up to Celtic, says Gers victory would be good for the league

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Graeme Souness believes a Rangers victory over Celtic this weekend would be good news for the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers take on Celtic in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday aiming to close the gap on their big rivals to just two points.

Celtic will be hoping to repeat their 5-1 win from their last trip to Ibrox back in April, but Souness says a Rangers victory would benefit the league as a whole.

Major worry for Rangers fans, Caixinha reveals that these 3 stars could miss the Celtic game

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Rangers take on Celtic in the Old Firm Derby this weekend and manager Pedro Caixinha has revealed that the Scottish outfit could be without some of their key players for this one.

The last time these two sides met at Ibrox, Celtic managed to win 5-1 and the home fans will be expecting revenge this time.

Aston Villa keeping close eye on prolific 21-year-old ace

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Alfredo Morelos has made a strong start to his career at Glasgow club, Rangers, and he is already attracting interest from a host of Championship clubs including Aston Villa and Derby County.

According to reports from Scotsman, Championship clubs – Aston Villa, Derby County, Bristol City, Barnsley and Reading – have sent scouts to watch the Rangers forward in action during the Gers’ 2-2 draw with Patrick Thistle on Friday night.

Rangers summer signing comments on facing Celtic ace

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Rangers summer signing Declan John could make his Old Firm debut on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined the Gers on a season-long loan on the final day of the transfer window, and could face Celtic in the Old Firm clash.

Rangers skipper Lee Wallace limped out of the 2-2 draw against Patrick Thistle with a groin injury, and John replaced him in the first half.

Rangers held to a draw against 10 men; Celtic fans amused, Blues mocked on social media

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Scottish giants Rangers dropped two points against Partick Thistle last night and the Celtic fans seemed rather happy about it.

Pedro Caixinha’s men managed to control the game but they were poor defensively and that cost them an easy win. Despite being down to 10 men, Partick Thistle managed to score twice and get a draw.

Ferguson warns Rangers not to gloat about Celtic's drubbing in Europe, 8/11 for both to win this weekend

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Ex-Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson says the club’s fans could regret gloating about Celtic’s 5-0 Champions League drubbing by Paris-Saint-Germain.

Celtic were completely outclassed by PSG, but Ferguson insists it’s dangerous to read too much into the result.

“Hands up, I enjoyed watching it myself because it really was a phenomenal display of football from the French side,” he told the Daily Record.

Delighted Rangers fans react to Celtic's Champions League defeat on social media

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Celtic crashed to a humiliating defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night and it seems that the Rangers fans are rather happy about it.

It is no surprise that the 5-0 loss was a reason to celebrate for their bitter rivals. Celtic’s outstanding run in the Scottish Premiership coupled with Rangers’ failure to qualify for the Champions League group stages has worsened the rivalry between the two sets of fans.

Can Scottish football ever rise above the Rangers and Celtic rivalry? Time to move on?

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The ongoing row in Scottish football surrounding the 2012 liquidation of Rangers and the club’s use of Employee Benefit Trusts refuses to die down, but it must do if the game is to ever move on from what has been an unglorified mess from start to finish.

The Scottish Professional Football League and Celtic’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, want a fully independent review carried out to investigate the Scottish Football Association’s role in the saga.

Bruno Alves issues warning to Celtic ahead of Old Firm derby

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Rangers centre-back Bruno Alves has had his fair share of derby day experiences in his long and illustrious career.

The Portuguese veteran has played in some of the fiercest matches in world football including the Istanbul derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

“In Portugal we had great derbies, Russia too.

Fabio Cardoso happy with the expectation levels at Rangers

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Fabio Cardoso says he is comfortable dealing with the weight of expectation placed on the Rangers squad.

The Portuguese defender, who joined the club from Vitoria Setubal this summer, has made an impressive start at Ibrox alongside compatriot Bruno Alves.

Rangers fans are desperate for success in the Scottish Premiership this term after seeing rivals Celtic romp away with last year’s title, but Cardoso insists the players can handle the pressure.

Rangers summer signing raves about Liverpool forward

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Rangers FC summer signing Declan John has heaved praise on Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn during the club’s pre-match press conference.

The 22-year-old joined Rangers on the transfer deadline day from Cardiff City. He will spend the 2017-18 campaign on loan at the Glasgow club after falling out of favour with Neil Warnock.

Playing at Ibrox has been the “greatest moment of my life”, says Cardoso

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Rangers centre-back Fabio Cardoso has made some new fans in Glasgow after paying a glorious tribute to the club’s iconic stadium.

Signed from Vitoria Setubal this summer, Cardoso has penned a three year contract at Ibrox.

“It has been an amazing journey,” he said in an interview with Rangers TV.

Rangers fan group issues statement in support of safe standing at Ibrox

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Club 1872, a very influential fans group for Scottish side Rangers, have released a statement confirming that they will explore the possibility of the installation of a safe standing section at the Ibrox stadium.

The supporters club are the second largest shareholders at Rangers, and they have given their assurance to work closely with other fan groups like The Blue Order and the Union Bears by issuing a lengthy and comprehensive announcement.

Former Ibrox manager says Rangers are nowhere near to catching Celtic

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Former Ibrox manager, Ally McCoist has said that Rangers are gradually developing under Pedro Caixinha, but the Gers are nowhere near to catching up with their Old Firm rivals any time soon.

McCoist said on the Alan Brazil breakfast talkshow on talkSport that Celtic are light years ahead of Rangers at the moment.

Former Rangers winger opens up to struggles at Ibrox

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Former Rangers attacker David Templeton has spoken about his personal struggles during his time at the Ibrox.

Signed from Heart of Midlothian in 2012 for £700,000, the winger hit the ground running at his new club scoring 16 goals and registering 11 assists in his first 24 games for Rangers.

Rangers to make new bid for Hearts midfielder, Man Utd full-back and Aberdeen star still in the mix

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Rangers are poised to make another bid to sign Hearts winger Jamie Walker before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Manager Pedro Caixinha has been particularly keen to sign Walker, submitting several bids during the summer.

The 24-year-old was left out of games against Dunfermline and Celtic earlier in the season, with interim head coach Jon Daly claiming the player had lost his focus.

Rangers agree summer transfer, technically gifted player will improve Caixinha's attack

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Rangers have agreed on a deal to sign the Manchester City midfielder Aaron Nemane on loan for the rest of the season.

According to the club’s official website, the 19-year-old winger has joined Pedro Caixinha’s side. Similar to Patrick Roberts, Nemane has also come through the Manchester City academy and is very highly rated by the coaching staff at Etihad.

De Boer reveals why he rejected Man United for Rangers

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Former FC Barcelona midfielder Ronald de Boer has revealed why he picked Rangers over Manchester United when he left the Catalan club in 2000.

Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to bring the former Netherlands international to Old Trafford and even personally corresponded with de Boer for a possible move.

Ferguson tips Caixinha to get things right at Rangers

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Former Rangers star Barry Ferguson believes manager Pedro Caixinha will be a success at Ibrox.

Rangers kicked off the Scottish Premiership season with a 2-1 victory at Motherwell, but last week’s 3-2 defeat at home to Hibernian was met with an angry response from the club’s fans.

Caixinha’s side host Hearts on Saturday and Ferguson has tipped Rangers to win comfortably.

Rangers boss keen to add to squad, Hearts winger still on radar

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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is eager to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes.

Caixinha has had a busy summer, bringing in the likes of Carlos Pena, Graham Dorrans and Bruno Alves, while shipping out numerous players including Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn.

Hearts winger Jamie Walker and Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean have been linked with moves to Ibrox, and the Rangers boss admitted the club are working on more deals ahead of deadline day.

Rangers looking to sign 24-yr-old midfielder; Player wants out, club ready to sell for this amount

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Scottish outfit Rangers are looking to sign the Wigan midfielder Max Power this summer.

The 24-year-old midfielder is no longer a key part of Paul Cook’s plans and is available for a knockdown fee. According to Daily Mail, Power will be allowed to leave Wigan Athletic for a cut-price £500,000 this summer.


Retro Football: Helpful Glasgow Rangers Fans Lend Their Large Union Jack To Linesman With Broken Flag, 2006 (Video)

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Let's face it, we've all been there: diligently running the line at a football match only for your standard issue fluorescent flag to disassemble itself into its component parts, right in your hand.

That's exactly the fate that befell the assistant referee on duty for the charity match staged between Derby County and Rangers at Pride Park in 2006, though thankfully a member of the travelling support was able to supply the flag-less official with a suitable replacement.

Wipe Out: Rangers’ Josh Windass Floors Own Manager Pedro Caixinha Three Minutes Into Old Firm Derby (Video)

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Rangers slumped to yet another Old Firm defeat as Celtic extended their domestic winning streak into a 58th game.

The Gers got things underway in foreboding fashion when, with less than three minutes on the clock, Josh Windass managed to deck his own manager, Pedro Caixinha, with an accidental sliding tackle.

The Pure, Unbridled Crapness Of Scottish Football Encapsulated In Space Of Two Minutes (Video)

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If anybody ever tells you that Scottish football is anything less than pure unbridled sporting excellence, then you rise up to your full height, you fill your lungs, you look them square in the eye and you show them this video.

Encapsulated in less than two minutes, here is a succinct distillation of all the complex, scarcely believable madness that clearly makes football north of the wall the superior British offering.

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Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

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On This Day in Football: Violence in Birmingham, Hilarity in Tallinn

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On this day in 1976, Aston Villa played Glasgow Rangers in a friendly. The game had to be abandoned in the 53rd minute as fights erupted all across Villa Park resulting in one of the worst episodes of hooliganism in Britain’s football history.

Trouble had erupted way before the Rangers faithful arrived in Birmingham.