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    Rangers: 2031/32 Review Season review Fixtures League table League awards Club awards Squad Much like last season our campaign was a relative damp squid as we again just won the domestic double. We fell fairly short in the Champions League in my eyes but we were dealt a hard draw so it was inevitable. In our first leg versus Paris Saint-Germain we were 3-0 down within 15 minutes so we decided to go hell for leather to try and get something from the game and in the end we managed a respectably scoreline that we actually felt could give us a good chance of progressing. When we didn't manage a goal in the first half and then PSG scored ten minutes later we knew it was game over and that's what it turned out to be, still, 6-4 wasn't too bad of an effort we just really need to start defending better in these games. We routed our way to the Scottish Cup and kept four clean sheets on the bounce in the process to notch up our tenth in fourteen years. The league was more or less a formality once again, despite Hibernian rattling us twice in the second half of the season. We started utilising our youth back four in the last ten games or so and they impressed me in all but the Hibernian game where we were dire. Shaun McStay, Bobby Cowie, Iain Scott and Ricardo Macedo could be our main defenders in a couple of years so it was good for them to get some key playing time, of the four only Macedo failed to score in that time too as the rest managed a solitary goal each. Young Duncan McLeish looks like another real prospect from the academy this year and he'll be looking to progress as well as the likes of Allan Wilson, Iain O'Neill and Logan Dear have this season. The game time that has been given to our players out on loan this season has been spectacular and as a result I expect to see them coming back and knocking on the door for their chance here next year. The strikers in particular have been superb although that is the one position that definitely looks locked down at the moment as we have our fantastic four playing exceptionally right now. In actual fact the midfield through to the strikers have all found their shooting boots this year as the goals seem to be split more than I've seen in a long while. Our central midfielders have been getting in on the act whilst a couple of our wingers have scored enough goals to make a striker proud too. It is looking good for us right now and I'm happy with the squad we are building I am just frustrated that we failed to win the treble or managed any European success once again. That will come though, the only disappointment is that we won't win as many European trophies as I set out to when I started this journey. If we never win the Champions League then I will see this journey as a failure. On a brighter note though we have been granted the go-ahead on the new stadium and our almost £400m stadium will be funded entirely by the club and will be scheduled for completion by the 2035/36 season. I am honoured that the club have decided to name the stadium after myself and it will be called Chris Burns Park. I have signed a contract extension that will tie me to the club for another four years minimum and as per our agreement whilst in negotiations the club have also agreed to improve our youth facilities too. We have made the decision to terminate our affiliations with Sochaux, Cagliari and Fortuna Dusseldorf as all three clubs were relegated and no longer a good option for loaning players out for us, we will be on the look out for new clubs. Across the other side of the city Richard Fox has been named as the tenth Celtic manager in fourteen years after Paco Jemez became the seventh of those to jump ship for another club. Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 335 League appearances Tony Herd - 318 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 283 League appearances Tony Herd - 225 League goals Bobby Docherty - 182 League goals Tony Herd - 37 league goals in one season Christopher Burns - 14 League titles
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    Thank you! That's a tough one, which team are you, could you go down the same route as I have?
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    It is entirely home grown mate, even the ones with other nationalities have Scottish as a second nationality. I can't remember the types it was that long ago but I think it was something along the line of no more than 17 foreign players or something like that. It's been the key focus for almost ten years of the save as it was getting too easy for me by buying the foreign talent and I'd won the EL and reached the CL final after five years into the save. I've gotten some through the youth system and through the system via my affiliate teams and then I scout the youth intakes of all of the other sides in Scotland. Just constant scouting of Scottish players tbh.
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    Rangers: September - December Fixtures League table Squad CL group stage draw September was a bit of a mixed month for us across all competitions as in the league we won three matches and scored fourteen goals and then we drew 0-0 with Atletico which is a decent result considering past games and then we went and bottled the Scottish League Cup quarter final against Celtic. Raging with the cup game as that meant we weren't going to be adding another treble to our current haul. We were flying in the league and Champions League in October as we smashed almost all of our opposition but for Celtic, yet again. Novemeber and December were also good months for us as we continued to rattle in the goals and tasted defeat just twice. We lost against Atletico again as they showed us up this time around and it's clear we have a lot of work to do against that calibre of club. We also seem to be having a bogey season in the Old Firm games this season as Celtic ended our 2031 with another defeat, a defeat that finally ended our unbeaten run too. Celtic games aside, we're doing quite well in the league and had we beat them in that last game then we'd be fourteen points ahead of them going into the New Year, that being said, eight is still a pretty decent tally. Our forwards and wingers are just firing on all cylinders this season and there are a couple of others banging in the goals too. Tony Herd, Shogo Nakamura and Bobby Docherty have each had their little dry spells but have managed to reach a decent tally thus far. Matthew Love and Dean Wilson have just gone from strength to strength this year and have just excelled on the wings in our important matches. Love's form has been so good that he only went and won the European rookie of the year award as well as the European Golden Boy award! A magnificent feat for the young lad and we are buzzing with him. He joins the likes of Tony Herd, Willie O'Halloran, Carlos Tourinho and Robert Navarro in winning either or both of the awards with us in recent years. We had a bit of a goalkeeping crisis at the club in December as both our starting keepers got injured but we managed the situation with young Ewan Gallagher stepping up from the under 18 side to claim three clean sheets in four games. Ahead of the transfer window we agreed a deal to bring in Bobby Cowie from Hamilton and I believe he is a player who could have a real future at the club. Having received feedback on our young players that are out on loan it looks like most of them are impressing and the young strikers certainly appear to be making the most of their chance by bagging plenty of goals. I am absolutely thrilled to share the news that our training facilities have been upgraded to keep up with the modern technology but the best news possible is that after years of me telling the board that we should look at building a brand new stadium they have finally decided that it's time! We will be building a new 84250 capacity stadium and, all going well with planning permission and building, should be given the go ahead to move in on 30/06/2033 but there has been no confirmation on a name as of yet.
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    Rangers: Pre-Season, August & Transfers Fixtures League table Transfers Squad CL group stage draw Unlike our past couple of years, which have been quiet, we decided to go on a couple of tours and play varying sides across Europe and America this pre-season. It went so well for us as the camaraderie and togetherness shone through in our results as we demolished side after side. Those results trickled through to our competitive matches in August as we scored eighteen goals in six matches, unfortunately a couple of those matches ended in a draw. However, despite those draws we still managed to come out on top of the league by the months end. In addition, our dismantling of Falkirk in the second round of the Scottish League Cup puts us through to the next round where we face an exciting tie against Celtic! Our Champions League draw was deja vu all over again as we will face off with Atletico Madrid once again! Hopefully our past with them can inspire us to victory this time around, one can only hope anyway.Dynamo Kiev and Feyenoord also pose their own threats but as the saying goes 'if we play to our own strengths we should beat them. On a side note, Celtic now have a another new manager! Phillip Cocu jumped ship to join Benfica and has been replaced by Paco Jemez. Once again we had a bit of a reshuffling of the first team squad and we had a major outgoing this summer; Adam Morrice has left us to join Brighton for £90m! Morrice has looked like a real player for us since we signed him for £5m from Motherwell eight years ago and he's went on to become a key player for us in that time. Despite this, he had a couple of major injuries which have hampered him and he struggled in the big games and with consistency too. In the end it has turned out to be a major plus for us to bring in such a huge sum for a player, save on his bigger wages and we also have a ready made replacement for him in young Allan Wilson who I've no doubt will step up and be counted. We moved on Mark Rankin this summer too as his inconsistency and recent injury problems have affected his development and with a couple of young wingers at the club itching for a chance to shine it became clear that his time was up. Diogo Afonso was a tough player for us to suss out, we knew he had the quality to match the strikers already in our squad but our main worry was could he match their mentality? We didn't think so and the decision was made to sell him. I would've liked him to go abroad and ply his trade but with only Livingston willing to pay that money for him then we just had to accept it. I was disappointed in a couple of players this summer, namely; Julian Weller, Mark Potter and Ruaridh Burns. All three lads were offered moves to the English Premiership and all three of them turned down the moves which would've seen our coffers swell by another £30m+ combined had they left. I've no idea why they want to stay as their wages can easily be matched elsewhere, they have no chance of making it here and we were actively looking to sell. We were able to loan Weller out to Aberdeen but the other two are going to be in the reserves until January, at least, which just seems silly. I was hoping that we would receive some bids for Blair Thomson, Adam Munro or Kenny McAvoy this summer which would have enabled me to promote some of our younger players to the starting line-up. Shaun McStay will soon overcome Blair Thomson that is inevitable and I won't worry about the progress of him as he's still only 16 years old anyway. I was hoping that our two main defenders in the league would garner some interest though as I was wanting to utilise Martin Wilson, Scott Alexander and Colin Noble in their positions going forward. That never materialised though so Wilson and Alexander were sent out on loan and Noble is going to step into Ross McCrorie's shoes after we asked our captain to take a step back to allow our younger players to start developing. McCrorie being the man that he is duly obliged and I couldn't be any less surprised as he is the beating heart of our club and has been for well over a decade now, he loves to see us thrive and what better way for us to continue thrive than to help the next generation. We have allowed twenty-four players to leave the club on loan this year and I can be honest and say that there could be a future for around 30-40% of them so I just hope they can go and impress.
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    Rangers: 2030/31 Review Fixtures League table Season review Club awards League awards Squad Season number thirteen is now complete! In a season that looked to have so much promise throughout it ended up being a little disappointing in the end. We only managed the double of the league and Scottish League Cup this time around. Our actual league season was a little better than last years as we didn't have as many bumps in the road and actually held our spot at the top of the table from match day 5 as opposed to 20 or whatever it was last year. Tony Herd looked on course to smash Sam English league goals record of 44 goals in a season but fell short by 7 goals in the end. Had he made those extra 4 starts in the league then who knows what might've been all I do know is that he's closer than ever and a certainty to get that record. A couple of records he did get were those previously held by Henrik Larsson and Carlos Tourinho. Larsson had held the record of most goals scored in a season in the Scottish Premiership and Herd managed to sneak a couple ahead of the former Celtic player. The other award was that of most man of the match awards in a season and Herd's 12 overtook the 11 previously set by our former Brazilian superstar. When playing Celtic last time out I noticed something for the first time in a while, their starting line-up had just once Scottish player in the side. Now if they are really wondering how they go about getting the fans back on board, some passion in the team and actually challenging for second spot at least then the answer is simple; focus on bring some local lads through, hire a Scottish manager, stop throwing money around on foreign players on big wages that have very little heart. As ever, European success was elusive for us once again. It was looking good after we managed to sneak past Tottenham and even against Chelsea when we managed to come back from a pounding to obtain a respectable defeat with two away goals into the bargain it was looking alright for us going into the second leg. We took the lead on the 1st minute of the 2nd leg and it looked like our dream might be alive but for a stubborn Chelsea defence and the torment of Carlos Tourinho who scored against us in both legs. It wasn't too bad a scoreline or performance across both legs but it was an indicator that we are still a little bit short of quality when it comes to this level. I have confidence that the squad we are building is capable of reaching that level with just one or two additions in key areas and then we are on our way! In our youth intake this year we recruited two players with some potential in Daniel Brown and Iain O'Neill but we found what can only be described as a player of his generation in Shaun McStay, this lad can be world class. The ability he has and attributes in his locker at the age of just 15 is incredible and as soon as we got him signed up he was straight into the first team and became the youngest player to feature in the Scottish Cup and the Scottish Premiership in back to back games. The future looks incredible for this guy although we now have five right backs at the club, two seniors in Blair Thomson and Willie Craig and two fellow youth players in Steve Gray and Ben Hutton. Now, the youth players needn't be an issue as he is head and shoulders above both lads and in actual fact he is almost on a par with Blair Thomson which leaves his future up in the air. If a bid comes in for Thomson this summer then there is a fair chance we will be parting our ways despite his ten years of loyalty. Unfortunately loyalty doesn't win you Champions League trophies and that is the main goal right now. As well as those players we got through the youth system we signed another young centre back in Colin Doyle which now leaves us in a very healthy position with defenders at the club. The key attributes about the youth players we have been signing of late is that we are now zoning right in on their mentality from the start to figure out if they have what it takes to make it here; can they handle big matches, can they handle pressure and will they be consistent players? These are all things that have to be a priority going forward as we've settled for 'really good on occasion' for far too long. We have recruited further for next season already and have four more youth additions and, again, they all look incredible young talents. Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 324 League appearances Tony Herd - 282 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 262 League appearances Tony Herd - 199 League goals Bobby Docherty - 165 League goals Tony Herd - 37 league goals in one season Christopher Burns - 13 League titles
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    Rangers: September - December Fixtures League table CL first knockout round Squad Loanees progress After making the changes that we felt were necessary for us to progress even further I was confident going into the new season and it wasn't a false confidence I'm happy to say. Across all competitions we have managed to win 25 of our 30 games so far this season and I am thrilled with that. The couple of slip ups we've had in the league aren't a major deal and both our Champions League defeats came against last seasons Europa League conquerors Atletico Madrid so I was hardly surprised. I was disappointed with the manner of defeat in our second game against them and it looks like we're going to have to go back to the tactical drawing board against teams of that stature. Moving on from that though, we have played some fantastic football this season, truly, expressive, exciting and full of goals just what I love to see from my teams! In our other Champions League games we managed to secure three narrow wins against Marseille, home and away and away to Hertha Berlin and it was those types of performances we've missed recently, just grinding out the win in Europe. Our last game of the group stages was Hertha Berlin and boy was it a cracker! We annihilated the Germans from start to finish and Paul Wilson really put on a show for us after some indifferent form up until that point. Dundee really tested us in the Scottish League Cup as they took a 2-0 lead and then a 3-2 lead after we had pulled it back but fortunately for us we got our head in the game and killed them off with two late goals. The Hearts game in the following round wasn't any easier as it took a 91st minute winner for us to secure our place in the final and then the final was a piece of cake! That cup win also allowed me to enter at number 19 on the worldwide hall of fame. My best games of the season so far have been; Our 4-0 demolition job over Celtic, what a game and what a result, I love beating Celtic. Phillip Cocu has since taken over the managerial reigns at Parkhead after Belarusian Vikor Goncharenko left the club to join Everton. My next favourite game was an obvious one, Ross County a couple of weeks ago.. We smashed the poor Staggies 10-0 and achieved another record at the same time, we overtook Celtic's biggest ever Premiership win record of 9-0 v Aberdeen, dating back 21 years. A special mention has to go to my main man and favourite player Tony Herd for his efforts this season, the big man racked up 18 goals in his first 12 league games! He's eased off a little bit now though with just the 23 goals in 21 games but at least he hasn't peaked too soon! Could he match Sam English 44 goal haul this year? I truly hope so. In terms of our overall squad I am so much happier with the balance and the consistency we have this season, we have options in most positions and it's really good options too. Matthew Love has taken his game to another level since coming back from his loan at Hibernian in the summer and young Allan Wilson has impressed me whether it's been from the bench or as a started, either 2/3 of his goals have actually been from the bench. Ali Wilson has impressed while Teddy Landais needs to do more with the chance he's been given this year and my final shout out goes to Bobby Docherty who has been sharing more game time with Shogo Nakamura this year but hasn't complained once he's been fantastic, as has his goal to game ratio. We were disappointed to lose Steven Wright a month or so ago as he was really coming onto a game for us and becoming such a key player so to be ruled out for up to seven months is a great shame, we're just hopeful he can recover well. We've had a couple of injuries now and having checked up on how our loanees have been getting on we've decided to recall Martin Finnie as he wasn't getting enough game time and Dean Wilson as he can step into Steven Wright's shoes. Those two will definitely be getting games for us but of the other two we've recalled, Liam Begg & Ruaridh Burns, it will be a case of trying to find either a permanent move for them or a better suited loan deal. Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 319 League appearances Tony Herd - 265 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 246 League appearances Tony Herd - 185 League goals Bobby Docherty - 154 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 12 League titles
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    Rangers: Pre-Season, August & Transfers Fixtures League table Transfers CL Group Stage Squad Heading into this campaign I knew it might be the time to make some changes to the squad, despite our success last season I just feel like there's something missing, well there's a big thing missing actually; the CL trophy! There is more to it than that though, we are missing that win at all cost, die for each other and show no fear kind of spirit that we once had. I am aiming to bring that back and as a result I am no longer going to accept passengers in this side so when we get decent bids in for those I deem as passengers then they can go, some already have. Billy Gilmour has been a great player for us over the past seven years as he joined on loan for two years before signing on a free. Last year was possibly one of his poorest seasons though and when Leicester came in with that bid then I had no doubts about accepting, given that Gilmour is 29 as well it makes complete sense. Our next big loss was Glenn Middleton, Glenn is a player I've loved having in both of his spells, having sold him for £36m then bought him back for £6m, but with him now being 30 and with cover already at the club I felt like it was a good move for all parties. I wish him well and can't thank him enough for his contributions for the club as there have been many! I was pleased to receive such high fees for our back up players that we wanted to move on as well and then the rest of our business was just finding the right clubs to loan our developing players out to. Chris McShane joined us from Watford to complete a deal we agreed on around a year or two ago and he will be looking to learn from our senior strikers to help kick his career off here. Our pre-season was short and very sweet as we racked up the goals against mixed opposition. We got off to a poor start in the league as, once again, our chances of an undefeated season come to an abrupt end as Falkirk overturned our lead to snatch victory. Our other disappointment of the month was the 3-3 draw with Celtic, we took the lead twice against them but were pegged back immediately and they then took the lead with half an hour to play but thankfully for us Tony Herd stepped up to score a 70th minute penalty. We've made early progress in the Scottish League Cup and will be paired with Dundee in the quarter-final as we seek to retain the trophy for a fourth year. I am much happier about our Champions League draw this year as Hertha Berlin and Marseille should be comfortable teams for us to play against. We also have the chance to seek revenge on Atletico Madrid as well and hopefully we can do that. Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 316 League appearances Tony Herd - 249 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 235 League appearances Tony Herd - 165 League goals Bobby Docherty - 143 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 12 League titles
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    Rangers: 2029/30 Review Fixtures League table Season review Club awards League awards League table Loanee player stats Squad Domestic treble number six has been signed, sealed and delivered! It's pretty much turning into a forgone conclusion for us to complete a clean sweep domestically now and although the season started off with it's up and downs for us we soon got our act together. In the end we won the league by 24 points which is some feat given that we didn't get settled into the top spot until January almost! The team in second place has been ever changing since then and despite St. Mirren looking good for it Celtic soon overtook them before they themselves took a tumble on match day 30, then came Hibernian swaggering towards the finish line with 2nd in sight only to fall at the last hurdle to Motherwell who beat the Hibees in the match previous and stole 2nd spot at the death. Our road to the Scottish Cup was pretty straight forward apart from our semi final against Motherwell as the Steelmen took us to penalties but thankfully we came out on top. My favourite match in our Scottish Cup run was the one against Hamilton as we had faced them in the league in the match previous and they beat our senior team, so we decided to give the kids a chance against them and they did not disappoint at all! After our Champions League humiliation we were fortunate enough to land into the Europa League and that gave us the chance to secure our second EL trophy. Our journey started off spectacularly, as we let Porto feel our Champions League pain with a 5-0 thumping first leg victory, the second leg ended in a draw but progress was already ours! We were paired with Celta Vigo next and we got off to the worst start imaginable as Willie Craig was sent off after 13mins. Despite that, we managed to take the lead for a whole 2 minutes before Celta equalised, we then took the lead again on the 37th minute.. For a whole 2 minutes.. From that moment on it was all Celta Vigo and we had it all to do in the second leg. And boy did we do it!!! The game we played that day was unreal, everyone was flying and I was starting to think that maybe European success may be coming our way once again. Villarreal was a much tougher test but the fact we managed to grind the result out over two legs instilled me with so much confidence going into our next tie against our third Spanish opposition on the trot. We managed to take the lead against Atletico in the 13th minute but a late 10 minute double salvo by German Ursino put paid to us getting a first leg result. Had we managed to hold on to the victory in that match then the follow up leg could have been so much different but in the end the Spanish giants showed their class and knocked us out without any great challenge. Another season done another season with no european success. With the influx in youth midway through the season the squad seemed to be reinvigorated and fresh as we went on to play our best football of the season in the second part of the campaign. The development of Andy Lawless has given me another goalkeeping headache as once our loanees return we will have six goalkeeping options, seven if I'm counting young Ewan Gallacher who's just came through the academy. It may be time to move some of those lads on as we don't want any more than three goalkeepers in our squad. At right back we are so strong right now as we have two lads in their prime battling it out and another couple of young lads hoping to get a sniff. On the other side we have two lads also in their prime but no one else behind them so it might be wise for us to look out for some young left backs. In the heart of our defence we have our captain Ross McCrorie and another four lads on his level as well as another two lads looking to make the step up. We now have three options on both wings and only Glenn Middleton is likely to move on any time soon. Middleton, Willie O'Halloran, Steven Wright and Mark Rankin have all had incredible seasons individually as all four of them got double figures in both goals AND assists for the season! Our central midfielders are all really good and each player has contributed well this season but I am starting to think that maybe their mentality in the big games is holding us back. Jack McMaster is inconsistent and injury prone, Reese Camm seems to lack any flair, Adam Morrice has had a couple of big injuries and doesn't enjoy big matches and Billy Gilmour has been pretty poor in Europe this year despite not showing any great weaknesses in his game or mentality. So that makes me wonder, should I start using Steven Wright in the central mezzala role and pair him with Allan Wilson as our B2B midfielder. In actual fact I have so many midfield pairing possibilities it's going to take some time to figure out what to do about the position going forward. Upfront we have the mainstays of Tony Herd and Bobby Docherty coming off of great seasons once again. Herd has had his joint 2nd best season for us and I am really happy with his progress, Jamie Brown and Shogo Nakamura didn't set the heather alight this year but Nakamura was injured for a few months and Brown is still developing. However, we have as many as eight strikers at the club of varying ages just looking for their chance and so they will have to step it up next year. I am still happy with the team at my disposal but the past season has definitely planted seeds in my mind that maybe we do need some slight changes. On a further note I have now been inducted into the European Hall of Fame at number 17 which is a crowning achievement! Oh and Celtic are now on their SEVENTH manager in twelve years, it's so fun consistently keeping them at bay, so much so that you'd think they would just start to accept it by now. Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 314 League appearances Tony Herd - 245 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 232 League appearances Tony Herd - 160 League goals Bobby Docherty - 138 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 12 League titles
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    January transfer window January transfers New additions Squad stats After opting against signing anyone in the summer we decided to make up for that in the Winter window as we brought in 11 players! Despite not signing anyone in the summer that doesn't mean that we weren't keeping our eyes peeled for new talent and as we approached January we decided to set our moves in motion. All of our new additions are youth players and all between the ages of 16-17 years old. This may not be the thrilling signings that every fan dreams of but if you look back at some of our youth signings over the years then it is clear that patience is the key when we bring players in as they tend to turn out pretty decent! Whilst we were on the recruitment drive we decided to promote a couple of players from within into the first team too as I'm really wanting to get the next generation of players bedded in and what better way to develop than in the first team being tutored by the seniors! Of the players we've brought in and promoted I am most excited about Andy Lawless, Steve Gray, Daniel Brown, Allan Wilson, Iain McKay, Mark Potter & Stevie Easton as all of these lads look like they can make it at this club which is not an easy feat at all. We've already begun the process of bedding them into the team by letting them train with the first team and several of the lads have featured for us already too. Exciting times ahead once again as we strive to consistently produce home grown talent at this club.
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    Rangers: September - December Fixtures League League graph Champions League Europa League Senior Squad Having decided to stick with the same squad as last year I was hoping that their familiarity with each other would grow and enable us to step up our game even more this season. That absolutely has not been the case and I'm rather disappointed in how our season has panned out thus far, perhaps I'm exaggerating. It has taken until match week 17 for us to get to the top of the table and actually stay there for more than 1 week! We have just struggled for consistency this season although we have been 2 games behind St. Mirren for a long while so that hasn't helped. St. Mirren had been having a stellar season up until December when 3 losses and a draw saw them slip from top of the table to third as both us and Celtic took advantage of their dip in form. Once again we are the Scottish League Cup champions but Livingston made it fairly hard for us as we let them back into the game despite taking a two goal lead. However Billy Gilmour sealed our 3rd consecutive League Cup trophy with his 107th minute strike. When we got paired with Liverpool, Roma and RedBull Salzburg I was expecting to get a bit of a challenge from the English and Italian sides but as runners up the year previous I thought we'd still do well. Well how wrong was I? Four losses on the trot was how our Group Stage started off and for a brief moment, sitting rock bottom of the group it looked like we were going out of Europe all together. Thankfully though we managed to muster up a couple of wins in the end to ensure we would be playing in the Europa League in the New Year. Liverpool just annihilated us in all honesty and that has really set us back in terms of where we go from here. The only way we bounce back from that is by actually going on to win the Europa League and when you look at the teams left in the competition surely we can manage that? Let's hope so! Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 315 League appearances Tony Herd - 227 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 215 League appearances Tony Herd - 146 League goals Bobby Docherty - 128 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 11 League titles
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    Rangers: Pre-season, August & Transfers Fixtures Transfers League Senior Squad Reserve Squad Youth Squad Champions League draw After almost our best ever season it was quite obvious that this was a team was only going to get better as they mature. With that in mind we had possibly our quietest ever transfer window as we brought in absolutely no one, a first for me! Our transfer window consisted of knocking back bids for our key men left right and centre as well as dealing with various loan deals for our youth and reserve players. It was also decided that this was the best time to move on two mainstays of our team in recent years in Ryan Gauld and Oliver Burke. Gauld joined us midway through my first season with the club as we got him signed up on a pre-contract before agreeing a nominal fee with Sporting Lisbon to get him in early. He went on to make 257 appearances for us in this time, scoring 55 goals, assisting 54 goals and grabbing 24 man of the match awards, including a 15 minute cameo man of the match performance! Burke was with us for 8 years and in that time he made 235 appearances, scoring 87 goals, assisting 55 goals and grabbing 25 man of the match awards. With both players getting into their 30's and with replacement's already at the club it was for the best to move them on now and let them get the game time they desire at this stage of their careers. We had a pretty short pre-season this time around but a successful one nonetheless, we followed up those 4 friendly wins with a further 4 domestic wins before slumping to Hibernian, a really poor performance on the day it has to be said. Having scored 39 goals in 9 games already this season I am really looking forward to a season full of goals, drama and entertainment from these lads! With the departures of Burke and Gauld our most senior players are now Billy Gilmour(28), Glenn Middleton(29) and captain fantastic Ross McCrorie(31). The average age of the squad is currently 23 and this fills me with excitement as I believe this team can go on and do great things. Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 298 League appearances Tony Herd - 214 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 201 League appearances Tony Herd - 137 League goals Bobby Docherty - 119 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 11 League titles
  13. Not sure if this would be classed as scripting or not but when you're winning 6-0 for example and the AI manages to pull it back to win 7-6 there's something not quite right!
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    Rangers: 2028/29 Review Awards League Senior Squad What an eventful campaign it has been for us this year, so many highs and a very dramatic low right at the end. Not our first heartache though so we will bounce back once again! I'm proud to say that we earned our fifth domestic treble under my leadership and hopefully we can push to achieve that over the next few years too. As has been the case for many years now, our ultimate crowning glory is the Champions League! We need and want that trophy so badly now! This year has of course been our best chance yet however, on the day, we just couldn't do it. This is a good strong young team we are building here though so once we've got that one we crave I reckon we can make a habit of winning that too. In our squad of twenty-eight senior and up and coming youth players we have just five players twenty-eight or over and of those players only Ryan Gauld and Oliver Burke are really near the end of their playing careers. As I've previously mentioned, we have more than enough quality and depth in the squad currently that would enable us to replace these players instantly. We have been inundated with enquiries about Jason Henry, Adam Munro, Willie Craig, Billy Gilmour, Adam Morrice, Shogo Nakamura and Bobby Docherty but we do not need to sell anyone so the fees required for these players would be between £80-120m. As a result of our European adventures of recent years our standing in club football has soared as we are now considered the seventh best team in the world. Furthermore, our league is growing too as we are now considered the sixth best league in the world and will now have three teams in the Champions League and three in the Europa League starting from next year. A dramatic upturn of fortunes considering less than a decade ago we only had one in the Champions League and three in Europa! With all the awards we won at the ceremony as well it's fair to say we've been letting loose and partying these past few weeks before we have it all to do again next year. Records to beat Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances Ally McCoist - 251 League goals Sam English - 44 League goals in one season Bill Struth - 18 League titles Current Ross McCrorie - 296 League appearances Tony Herd - 210 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 197 League appearances Tony Herd - 133 League goals Bobby Docherty - 116 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 11 League titles
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    Champions League Final Recent Form Comparison West Ham 3-1 Tottenham Tottenham 1-0 Real Madrid Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal Real Madrid 2-1 Tottenham Tottenham 2-1 Man United Rangers 3-0 Hibernian Rangers 2-0 Hearts Rangers 4-0 Celtic Livingston 0-2 Rangers Rangers 2-0 Raith Going into this Champions League Final with Tottenham and Rangers it would appear to be the latter who comes in with form on their side after a final four league games won without conceding a goal was topped off by sealing the treble against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup. Tottenham on the other hand have looked a bit wobbly after defeat to West Ham and then a draw with Arsenal was sandwiched between their Semi Final progress on away goals at the expense of Real Madrid before they got a narrow win over Man United to end their domestic season on a high. Whilst Tottenham came out on top when these two faced off in the Quarter Final of this competition last year they haven't had the best of seasons this time out. They have only managed to finish 6th in the league whilst also failing to achieve anything in the domestic cups either whilst Rangers have of course won another treble as they continue to steam roller Scottish football. Going into these kind of matches though, only time will tell who comes out on top! Tottenham Lineup GK. Meret RB. Jedvaj LB. Cullen CB. Junior CB. Upamecano CM. Reinaldo CM. Royer RW. Richardson LW. Saidi CAM. Gravenberch ST. Colidio Rangers Lineup GK. Wilson RB. Craig LB. Dair CB. Munro CB. McAllister CM. Gilmour CM. McMaster RW. Rankin LW. O'Halloran St. Burns ST. Nakamura Kick off: Both teams are absolutely raring to go here and it's Colidio who kicks off for Tottenham 2 mins: The first piece of real action for either team is a card for Spurs' Reinaldo after an aerial collision with Billy Gilmour 6 mins: O'Halloran appeared to get retribution for Gilmour as he scythed Reinaldo down just minutes later 14 mins: It's Saidi with the ball on the break now, passes out wide right to Richardson who lets fly at goal... GOAL! 19 mins: Gravenberch with the through ball to Saidi here, he's one on one with Wilson now... SAVE! 35 mins; As Rangers push for that equaliser Saidi intervenese and hoofs the ball clear, his ball finds Colidio who's one on one with Wilson... SAVE! 48 mins: Craig goes to ground here and he's on a booking... NO FOUL! That could've spelled disaster for Rangers there as they still look to find a way back into this match which would have been near impossible with 10 men. 63 mins: Saidi with the cross for Gravenberch here, he swings a foot at it... GOAL! 65 mins: Rangers are going for this one now as they look to go all out attack and the disappointing duo of McMaster and Rankin are replaced by Camm and Middleton. 79 mins: Alex Meret with the goal kick which can only reach Craig who heads the ball forward for O'Halloran who's been pulled back by the booked Saidi... RED! 82 mins: Rangers are looking to take advantage of the extra man here as they switch to 3 at the back and 3 up top whilst Craig slots into central defence and Dair makes way for Tony Herd Full time: It is all over here and it is yet more Champions League misery for Rangers! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bit of a tough one this as I was halfway through an update and at half time of this game at 1-1 and playing much better than that game there when my laptop decided to cut out...
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