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    Rangers: September - December Fixtures League Senior Squad After losing what was left of the foreign contingent at the club and also the 'star men' we were set for a very different season with everyone now pulling in the same direction and no one thinking of their next move. As the season has progressed that has become quite clear as the team have been putting in great performances collectively and therefor we have had a very high number of players scoring for us, sixteen in actual fact. The slight downside to that is that we only have one player with more than ten goals and it is neither Bobby Docherty and Tony Herd surprisingly! In actual fact it isn't even a striker! Mark Rankin emerged from the reserves to become a first team player last January and he has been excellent ever since. We have been unfortunate with injuries these past few months as the likes of Docherty, Herd and McCrorie were sidelined for weeks at a time. Another player who has excelled in that same period of time has been Willie O'Halloran who has even been crowned European Golden Boy for his efforts. In the absence of Herd and Docherty Shogo Nakamura and Ruaridh Burns have emerged as first team players with both men grabbing eight goals each and the former grabbing three CL goals too. Things are looking pretty good in our first team at the moment. We have Ross McCrorie, Oliver Burke, Ryan Gauld and Glenn Middleton all now in their senior years of 29 or above but despite that we have ready made replacements for all of these players at the club for when their time comes to an end with us. Having been drawn Juventus, Leicester and Porto in the Champions League Group Stage I wasn't too sure how it was going to pan out for us as all of those sides have real quality within their teams. Things got off to as bad a start as we could've imagined as we were beaten by Leicester in the first game and we could only muster up a 0-0 draw with Juventus in the next game too. At that point we were bottom of the group and looking like a team out of their depth however we bounced back emphatically to win the next four with relative ease. Progress was ours as we topped the group with Leicester in second place, Juventus in third and Porto in last place. We will be facing Red Bull Leipzig in the Last 16 Knockout Round, something we also done two years ago and emerged 7-5 victors on aggregate. We had an easy run at the Scottish League Cup too before facing a tough Livingston side in the final. Having went behind the them we managed to turn it around to win the game and the Cup for my sixth time. In the league things have been motoring along nicely but for that unexpected defeat to Motherwell a couple of weeks back. That was a real disappointment as we were running riot and winning every game but I guess you can't have all of the luck all of the time eh? We sit top of the league by a seven point margin and with two games in hand as well. 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 - 282 League appearances Tony Herd - 192 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 184 League appearances Tony Herd - 125 League goals Bobby Docherty - 106 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 10 League titles
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    Rangers: Pre-season, August & Transfers Fixtures Transfers League Senior Squad Reserve Squad Youth Squad With all the hustle and bustle, wheeling and dealing of our past summer transfer windows I was really looking forward to just loaning a couple players out, sorting my own squad out and maybe bringing a couple of youth players in this year. Apparently the other club managers didn't get that memo as I was inundated with offers for my players from start to finish. Firstly Tourinho then Jason Henry next it was Blair Thomson and then Alex Bielsa and Robert Navarro. I finally got a bid worth accepting for Tourinho and so off he went to negotiate with PSG in a deal that would earn us £120m up front. Poor little Tourinho must not have been getting enough money though as he only went and rejected them didn't he? I was seething with rage at him, we had been negotiating with clubs for years for him and only now had someone been willing to pay our asking price and he outright refuses to go? Worst of it was that more clubs started bidding for him once again but their offers around the £40m mark were simply laughable considering what we'd just been offered. PSG were done their bidding on Tourinho for the summer though and it was with reluctance I finally agreed to let him go to Chelsea for £80m, I'm not happy that we couldn't break our record fee received for him as we really should have. However, we will also get 50% of the fee involved in his next move, should he make one. We've benefited from those clauses twice already this season as we got £15.5m Enrique Fernandez move from Newcastle to Man United and got £11m from Matonense move from Man City to Borussia Dortmund. When Tottenham came bidding for Alex Bielsa I was reluctant to sell but considering the talent we have stocked up in the midfield I relented and accepted the £35m but, again, inserted a 50% of his next fee clause in the deal. Robert Navarro was running out of contract next summer and was on £150k p/w so it made sense to move him on particularly as he was extremely inconsistent and didn't like playing in the big matches for us. The best bit about our dealings in the market this year is that even if we did let a couple players move on we didn't have to replace them at all as they're replacements were in our squad already, patiently waiting for their opportunity. We had an extremely busy pre-season but also a highly productive one as we set about playing our affiliate teams and showing them who's the boss. We won twelve out of thirteen which was a great boost of confidence for the lads going in to the new season. Ross McCrorie was delighted to receive a testimonial match this year too and our captain thoroughly deserved the spectacle that ensued. We couldn't have gotten off to a better start domestically either as we ran riot on the opening day of the season against Aberdeen and Mark Rankin got a remarkable five goals on the day too! Jack McMaster could only manage the four from midfield in the next game as we saw off St. Johnstone in the League Cup rather easily, Motherwell will be our opponents in the Cup next. We won our next two games just as comfortably but having played a game more than us Celtic sit top of the table with four wins from four. We will face off with Juventus, again, Porto and Leicester in the Champions League and that is a draw which I think will suit us in terms of progress. 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 - 271 League appearances Tony Herd - 183 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 176 League appearances Tony Herd - 121 League goals Bobby Docherty - 100 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 10 League titles
  3. Do you have the league loaded? Using edited league databases?
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    Rangers: January - June Fixtures League Squad I was really hoping that my tenth season in charge of Rangers would see us lift the illustrious quadruple, ambitious, I know. With the unity of our team and the stature of club that we have become it should never be entirely out of the question. That being said, it wasn't to be for us this season. However we did manage to win our first treble in four years, our fourth in total, which I was buzzing about nonetheless. For a good period of time there Hibs were looking like being our rivals to the title this season but much like the others before them they fell way short as they fell 21 points behind us. Having already secured the Scottish League Cup and the League, the next target was the Scottish Cup. Winning the Cup this year would see us overtake Celtic as the record Scottish Cup winners. After annihilating Falkirk in the Quarter Final it was Ross County next for us and I bet they weren't excited to hear that given our results over them this year. We did keep it respectable though as I didn't want their new manager and our recently departed reserves coach Peter Lovenkrands to be too embarrassed. Victory was ours in the final as we got the job done against the other mob from Edinburgh, Hearts, with a 2-0 win. The Champions League continues to elude us as we were narrowly defeated by Tottenham in the Quarter Final after scraping by Hoffenheim in the round previous. I guess it's just a case of us still having to fully develop our lads before we can make a serious case for winning the damned thing. As you may have guessed by now, with us being the lucky charm and all, Tottenham became the third team in successive years to go on and win the trophy. It was a great year of development for the club as a lot of our youngsters have really kicked on and improved this season. Tony Herd and Bobby Docherty get all the plaudits and awards as strikers and with the campaign both players have just had it can definitely be justified. However, the progress of Jamie Dair has been tremendous as he's laid on goal after goal for his teammates, our 7-0 win over Falkirk is a great example as Dair laid on four of Docherty's five goals in that game, Docherty ending his goal drought with five goals was incredible to watch too. Martin Finnie stepped up from the youth team when a few injuries hit our defence and as a result he has improved massively after taking his chance. The increase in game time given to Reese Camm and Jack McMaster in the centre of the midfield has allowed their game to move up another level too, particularly McMaster who has scored fantastic goals consistently for us. Having previously moaned about the lack of young Scottish wingers around I was embarrassed to find that, actually, we have a left and right sided option at the club who have great potential. With O'Halloran only making five sub appearances for Livingston in his loan spell there I decided to recall him and also to promote Mark Rankin from the reserves. With these two prospects needing game time and a couple of our wingers starting to age we increased the rotation on the wing to three players per position. Surprisingly we had no complaints from the older players there who must have realised it was time to let the youngsters get their chance. Willie O'Halloran absolutely excelled and got ten goals in ten games whilst Rankin also impressed. Jamie Brown and Steven Wright were also given a bit of a chance too. The former was promoted from the reserves due to Paul Wilson's complaints about first team football which he still failed to get on his loan to Ajax, go figure. Annoyingly we had no players with any great deal of potential in our annual youth intake. A bitter blow but one we can manage as we have all the means necessary to attract the best young players around to country to our club and our scouts will be busy finding those players. Despite our obvious dominance at the top of Scottish football it is quite clear that the best of the rest is pretty open these days. Celtic finished a lowly 6th under their new manager Paulo Foncesca after Robbie Stockdale jumped ship to Southampton midway through the season with a glowing reference from myself. As well as that they haven't won the Scottish Cup in six years or the League Cup in three so there are very difficult times at that club indeed. Evidently it is the Edinburgh clubs that are fighting it out for the best of the rest however they have moneybags Livingston to contend with as well as Falkirk who have started to do well recently. Whilst at the other end of the spectrum Aberdeen managed to stave off relegation as they came close to their third relegation in five years. I'm happy to see them all fight it our for every other position in the league as they won't take our spot I will make sure of it. I will be here for another ten years and as a sign of both my and the boards commitment we were able to shake hands on a deal that'll make me the highest paid manager in the world, ahead of the long serving Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Tottenham manager Diego Simeone. 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 - 268 League appearances Tony Herd - 181 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 175 League appearances Tony Herd - 120 League goals Bobby Docherty - 100 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 10 League titles
  5. Shermain Cardenas? Think that was his name.
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    Rangers: September - December Fixtures League Champions League Squad Main XI Cup competitions XI Big game XI With our revised plan of action for our challenge in all competitions it was time to see if our carefully selected sides suited their respective competitions. The League has been a pretty easy ride for us these past few years, it stopped being a challenge a long, long time ago, in fact, I can't even remember if we were ever challenged in the league. We made a blistering start to the season by outscoring anyone and everyone within sight. Bobby Docherty and Tony Herd are firing on all cylinders and challenging each other for the Golden Boot with both players already reaching twenty goals for the season. We have scored five or more goals on eight occasions so far this season, I am loving it. Unfortunately our run of 121 games unbeaten finally came to an end when we fell to a 1-0 defeat to Hearts in a game in which we were completely lacklustre. We were looking like we were going to follow that up with a defeat to Livingston but for a 90th minute screamer from Jack McMaster, our star man that day. We bounced back spectacularly in our next game against Ross County though and normality was resumed once again. In a month which saw us beat Celtic 6-1 we could still only finish with a draw as we yet again failed to beat Hearts, this time a 1-1 draw seen to that. With Hearts challenging us in our matches this season you would think that it would be them that's trying to fight us for the title but no, it's their rivals Hibs. When we went those two games without a win Hibs were really on our tail until we beat them once again, had it not been for our two victories over them we'd really be in trouble and in actual fact it's still pretty close due to their game in hand. Having been drawn in the 'group of death' in the Champions League we really had to be careful not to over think about our opposition too much and build up a fear of them as that could spell disaster. Instead we carefully selected players we thought would present us with the best chance of progressing in the competition. We absolutely could not have got off to any more of a flyer than we did at home to Ajax as we thrashed them 7-0, we just battered them from start to finish, simply. In the return leg it was much the same as we scored four without reply. Next up was Juventus and when we went 1-0 down inside 10 minutes I really feared the worst. Oliver Burke and Tourinho allayed those fears though when they both scored inside two minutes to put us ahead. The win wasn't to be though as Juventus equalised with twenty minutes left to play and after Robert Navarro stupidly got himself send off having only come on as a sun ten minutes previous. Manchester United were seemingly the best team in the group, as they should be given they are the current holders, but that didn't stop us from nabbing all three points on the day. They got their revenge in the return tie though as they beat us 2-0 which meant we were joint 2nd in the group on ten points and Juventus were 3rd on eight points. We went into the final game against Juventus knowing that we only had to draw the match to finish 2nd. We won 1-0 and saved ourselves from the agony and dread of a late goal by the Italians. Group D couldn't have gone any better for us and if you look at poor Ajax down in fourth you'll see how lucky we were not to be the whipping boys that they so clearly were. We were handed a Last 16 Knockout Round tie with German club Hoffenheim and I'm excited about our chances of progressing as a result. It was par for the course for us util the final in the Scottish League Cup as we dispensed of Queen of the South, Hearts and Dundee en route to the final. Our victory over Hearts coming in the cup this term as opposed to in the league and being knocked out of the cup like in previous years was a bit of a relief. This set up a fourth League Cup Final with Hibs in my time here, we have won on two occasions and lost on one, we've also faced them in the Scottish Cup Final too with us being victors. When Hibs scored in the 30th minute I was thinking 'oh no, not again'. So we ramped up the tempo and went hell for leather to grab an equaliser which duly arrived after the hour mark through left back Jamie Dair's wonder strike. With the game tantalisingly close and both sides failing to break the deadlock we headed to penalties. When Alex Bielsa missed his penalty my heart sank but thankfully Ali Wilson was able to save the next two penalties to send us to victory! One in the bag now! As previously mentioned our strikers are in blistering form with Docherty on 20 goals in 24(4) games, Herd on 23 in 24(3) and also the injury prone Tourinho managing to accumulate 17 goals in 15(2) too. Young Paul Wilson has also impressed by scoring 4 goals in 2 Champions League games! The goals are more spread throughout the team asides from that although a special mention has to go to Ryan Gauld. With injuries to a couple of players we called upon Gauld out of the blue and he's only went and scored 8 goals in 4(3) games including a double against Celtic! He has left me with a bit of a headache as in that form he should be getting a game but then with his advancing years and the potential we have in the squad it makes more sense to play the youngsters. However, we know we have a more than able deputy. 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 - 252 League appearances Tony Herd - 168 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 163 League appearances Tony Herd - 109 League goals Bobby Docherty - 98 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 9 League titles
  7. Nice one! You must've been buzzing off of a late league win like that!
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    Rangers: Pre-season, August & Transfers Fixtures Transfers League Senior Squad Reserve Squad Youth Squad Heading into my tenth season with the club my hunger for success with Rangers was yet to fade. If anything it was growing stronger as we crumbled in all competitions bar the League last year which is unacceptable. You can't annihilate everyone in the league and then falter against those very same sides in other competitions it makes no sense! We must achieve a domestic treble this season and I will honestly be seething at anything less than European progress too, which means at least making the final of the Champions League. I am extremely happy with the squad at my disposal this year too as this was the final year where we had still to sell unwanted players that were out on loan to other clubs for years on end. We now have no unwanted 'foreign' players at the club and have a full squad of Scottish nationals or with Scottish citizenship at least. We have this throughout all three of our squads and we have a number of exciting prospects across all three squads too. We added another couple of bright young lads to the team as well as bringing back former loanee and Celtic youth graduate Willie Craig for an absolute bargain fee. Considering the fact that he signed for Manchester City for £20m just three years ago and played really well on three separate loans shows City's ineptitude there. If I could've added anything more to our team it would be bringing in a couple of Scottish wingers but there seems to be a bizarre lack of quality wide men around at the moment. With the sale of Reiss Nelson, who was signed on a free and sold for £60m, we now had an open slot on the left wing which we had to fill but with no quality replacements around we had to get creative. So, Billy Gilmour will be retrained as our right winger, Robert Navarro will retrain as our inside forward on the left wing and best of all, we can fit another of our quality centre midfielders into the line up as a result. I have started to learn more and more about the group and the most important thing of all is the amount of players who seem to crumble in the big matches or appear to hate playing in them. Now, as you'll have noticed, we have a strong rotation with our squad year on year and so we have decided to create a preferred eleven for the league and a preferred eleven for other competitions. This will allow the players that relish playing in the big games to do so and the other players to play without pressure in the League where we're never really troubled. Where possible we will try to allow similar amount of game time for all players within the rotation system. I believe, or hope, that this could be the key towards our progression in cup competitions. Furthermore, as a precaution we have worked on a third formation for the first time in my tenure and will look to use a 4-5-1 system when playing teams most likely to counter-attack us. We have suffered from this in recent years so it was the next logical step to find a way to prevent those teams from opening us up. We were drawn in the 'group of death' alongside Juventus, Manchester United and Ajax so we will be utilising this sooner than anticipated. 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 - 238 League appearances Tony Herd - 152 League appearances Bobby Docherty - 147 League appearances Tony Herd - 97 League goals Bobby Docherty - 92 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season Christopher Burns - 9 League titles
  9. See when you go on to training development and set the player to train on a specific position it will show you the key attributes they will work on for that position and so those will be the ones needed.
  10. It is also relevant to the players you currently have! If you're dominating a league and have mostly 4/5* players then most players will tend to fall behind that in comparison. Or at least that's how I've interpreted it in my own save as I have a fair few 4/5 star players in Scotland with Rangers and I'm only using Scottish players so after scouting 2000 players I tend to only get maybe 5-10 over 55 recommended rating. I don't always listen though, if they have the stats, pros, no cons etc... I'll sign them regardless and 9/10 they'll fit in and play well.
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    Rangers: January - June Fixtures Squad League Best XI It's fair to say that this has been my most disappointing season in a long time. Firstly, losing the Betfred Cup to Hibs and then the Scottish Cup semi-final to Hearts followed up by a Champions League quarter-final knockout by Man United. Somehow though, we managed to go another season unbeaten in the league which now stretches back to three years, we were beaten on the third fixture of the 2024/25 season meaning we have gone 111 games without defeat. Quite remarkable when you consider we're not that formidable of a force in all of the other competitions evidently. Our clean sheet record didn't quite follow us into 2027 but fortunately we managed to find our shooting boots! After again moaning about the development of Tony Herd he's finally kicking on and has become my best player this season. He managed to add an incredible 23 goals to his 12 goal haul in the first half of the campaign as he finally found his place in the team. I reckon it was the shift in role for him as we started to utilise him as a complete forward due to his all round statistics which seemed to bring the best out in him. He improved so much so that he was the top goalscorer in the league, was the FW Player of the Year runner up, Players Young Player of the Year, FW Young player of the year and was in the Team of the Year alongside Bobby Docherty and Jamie Dair. Tourinho had a bit of a stop, start season for us through injuries and also due to me playing Herd and Docherty together nine times out of ten. Reiss Nelson and Robert Navarro had particularly good seasons for us but with a couple of teams interested in the pair I'd be happy to sell them on for the right price. In saying that, I think I've yet to come across a really high potential Scottish winger to date and so it might be best to hold on to them for now. I was really hoping to have been more successful in Europe by this point and to go out on away goals to eventual winners Man United was really infuriating. Particularly because we dominated them in that first league but just couldn't put the game to bed and of course they went on to grab that crucial away goal like you'd expect from a Jose Mourinho team. Interestingly we have lost to the two eventual winners in the past two years! We have got to do better next year though as it's the one success I haven't been able to achieve thus far. I expect to be at the club for another 10 years though as I'm starting to feel like I want to overtake Bill Struth in the hall of fame and surpass his 18 league titles with the club. If I do that and become the best in the country then and only then will I be satisfied with my career with Rangers. Well, that and the other club records we want to try and break too. Ross McCrorie has accumulated a lot of games for us but I don't reckon he's the man to break the record due to his ever advancing age, at 29 he's maybe just a couple of years too old as he'd need to play every league game for the next 7/8 years or 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 - 232 League appearances Tony Herd - 146 League appearances Tony Herd - 96 League goals Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season
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    Rangers: September - December Fixtures Squad League With everything in place for the club to do well once again in the upcoming season we got stuck in to the task of trying to win as much silverware as we could once again. In the league we were absolutely flying as usual as we won ten games on the bounce, conceding just once in the process. Celtic put an end to that winning run although not the unbeaten run. I feel like Celtic maybe put us off of our game though, as in that very same month we struggled massively in the League Cup Final to Hibs. We went behind in the game and for the first time in a very long one I actually changed our shape from a 4-2-2-2 to a 4-2-3-1 but although we did pull one back extremely late to take the tie to ET Hibs subsequently scored an extremely late goal of their own as they sunk us with an 118th minute goal. The domestic treble dream was over once again. In the Champions League we played fairly well as we won four out of six games. We were hammered by Bayern Munich in the first tie but revenged that defeat in the follow up game. After absolutely annihilating RedBull Salzburg 7-1 the first time we somehow managed to lose 1-0 to them in the second game which was extremely disappointing. Dynamo Kiev seemed to be a complete mismatch for us as we easily dispersed of them with a ten goal to nil haul over the two games. To my absolute joy, finishing second must have done us some good as we were handed a favourable 1st Knockout Round tie with another RedBull Franchise; Leipzig this time! Zsolt low didn't know what to make of it all. Amazingly we have managed to keep twenty-one clean sheets in our thirty games this season. Although annoyingly we've sorted of felt the pinch at the other end as our strikers aren't quite scoring as much as I'd have liked them too. It became clear to me that Ryan Gauld, Callum Paterson and Scott McTominay aren't as good as the other players in their positions now and we'll likely let them leave, perhaps on loan. Well, Paterson and McTominay anyway. Gauld has been incredible for us since joining for less than £60k in 2020, particularly in the following season. As a result, I will likely keep him as a squad player and also use him to help develop the youngsters vying for his position! I have been really impressed with the development of Tony Herd after previously doubting him. He seems to have knuckled down in training and is finally listening to the advice from his mentors as well as starting to adopt their approach. He hasn't quite scored as many as I'd like, neither has Bobby Docherty but hopefully they can kick on in the second half of the season. Unfortunately Adam Morrice damaged cruciate ligament damage in his knee and was ruled out for seven months. I'm really hoping that the injury doesn't set back his development too much! With the absence of Morrice and the declining abilty of Gauld I decided that our new midfield rotation duo will be 16-year-old's Jack McMaster and Reese Camm. Craig Johnson will also get some game time when we can allow it, he will be our bench player for the season too. It also became clear that Ali Wilson should be our #1 goalkeeper and Mark Murray should be his understudy. With that in mind I still decided to give Liam Begg ten games before we reach the winter transfer window and we can look to loan him out for the remainder of the season. I will also be looking to loan out Mick Crawford and bring Shogo Nakamura back from his loan at Falkirk as he isn't playing enough games there.
  13. Whichever team you choose, make a side challenge to find a player or players and aim to break the current club records for overall league goals scored, league appearances made and the overall goals scored by a player in a season too.
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