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Great result last Thursday to beat Feyenoord at Ibrox to get the group stage off to a winning start. Apart from a slow start and a spell near the end when Feyenoord we're going for an equaliser and putting us under pressure it was Rangers game...great tempo, no sitting back and allowing them to play....all in all a fine game and a fitting winner by Ojo who said the goal was his tribute to the recently passed away Fernando Ricksen, a former Gers captain, who succumbed to MND which he had suffered for 6 years...'Can you hear the drums Fernando'...RIP!

Yesterday was a tale of two halfs....first 45 was woeful, no urgency, nothing.....different story second half when we came out firing.....game ended up 0-4 deservedly with Ryan Jack again immense. I still maintain this guy will be a Gers captain sooner rather than later. And to make me even happier I had a tasty £60 on 3 goals or more....:2thumb:
 

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Well that was a week of ups and downs albeit 2 wins and a loss. Last Wednesday was a fairly dull affair with a 0-1 at Livingston in the League Cup taking us into the semi finals. Saturday past was against Aberdeen at Ibrox and we swept them aside to win 5-0 and by all accounts it was a great performance. A 5 goal win against any team is excellent but against one of the main rivals, well....a lot of credit must go to the manager and the team. So on the back of that confidence booster it was away to Young Boys Bern & tbh I was quite confident of getting at least one point. Took the lead first half with a fine goal by Morelos who, in the 2nd half, was denied a 2nd (which would have made the score 0-2) by a wonderful instinctive save by Bern's keeper. Unfortunately poor defending by Tavernier twice allowed YBB to first equalise the get a winnet in tao. Sick ? I could have filled a bucket. Home against Hamilton on Sunday....hope the heads have been raised again by Steven Gerrard.
 

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What a win for Livingston, having another surprisingly good season, just need Rangers to get the job done at home to Hamilton today and they have a nice 2 point cushion at the top.
 

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Red card was quite right and Celtic didn't seem to know how to react.

Livingston got 2 quick goals and held on easily.

Can Rangers win the title?
 

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What a win for Livingston, having another surprisingly good season, just need Rangers to get the job done at home to Hamilton today and they have a nice 2 point cushion at the top.
Well they did get the job done mate and it was done emphatically. It was a great pick me up after the loss to YB with great football, excellent attitude and fine goals especially three from Defoe. Nice to go to top of the league.....let's hope we can remain there!
 

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Will Clarke be able to find a team that can compete in the Nation league play offs. ?
No! Clarke is finding out that he would have been better remaining at Kilmarnock where he had done excellent work....different world in international football where he cannot speak to/coach the same players on a daily basis.
 

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After quite an uninspiring & somewhat lethargic 1-1 draw at Tynecastle against the Jam Tarts last Sunday (Tavernier again with poor defending leading to Hearts opener) Rangers upped a few gears on Thursday and came away from Portugal with a creditable 1-1 draw against Porto. From what I say we have nothing to fear from them in the return at Ibrox....if the team put in the same level of performance or more. Back to domestic tomorrow and it's Motherwell at Ibrox.
 

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After a hard fought 2-1 win at home to Motherwell Gers were away to Ross County last Wednesday and emerged from Dingwall with a 0-4 away victory with 2 goals apiece for Ryan Jack & Alfredo Morelos. Jack is becoming some player, commanding midfield and has an eye for goal when he gets the chance. Eighteen goals so far in all competitions this season for Morelos. Top of the league with Celtic on points and one goal in Goal Difference behind at the moment so not too bad.

League cup semi final against Hearts tomorrow and I fully expect a comprehensive win for the Rangers.
 

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Great performance against Hearts last Sunday, moreso the 2nd half, However I was really disappointed in Hearts not being interested in the first half of at least trying to play football but resorting to fucking about and time wasting.....didn't expect that from them. Anyway, as I said...excellent performance resulting in a 3-0 win which was god for me also as I had a fair bet on over 2.5 goals. Porto tonight in the Europa League will be a tougher game but after drawing in Portugal Gers have a great chance of a win!
 

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I don't know if that question is sarcastic, presumptuous or genuine. Rather than reply to all 3 categories, if you would clarify I'd be happy to respond.
I read that you are seriously stretched on the financial front because of the signing of Ryan Kent. It's your first final since reformation/demotion so is that in itself an achievement. I would expect a tough match in the final, but Celtic have moved up a notch this season with a splurge of team improving signings.
 

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Very good win from Celtic .

Can Rangers follow them ?
It was most certainly an excellent win for Celtic and yeah, the Rangers did a great job also in beating Porto 2-0. The first half wasn't too hot from Rangers perspective but a big difference 2nd 45. I did say we had a right good chance of a win and so it proved to be.
 

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I read that you are seriously stretched on the financial front because of the signing of Ryan Kent. It's your first final since reformation/demotion so is that in itself an achievement. I would expect a tough match in the final, but Celtic have moved up a notch this season with a splurge of team improving signings.
I agree that reaching the final is an excellent achievement but hopefully NOT the pinnacle of the season. Progressing to the Europa KO stage would be another excellent achievement. As for domestically well, I'm confident (not being overly confident) we can give Celtic a good run for their money in the league....still top equal on points and of course both teams will drop some more over the remainder of the season. There is also the Scottish cup to be played for also. As far as I was aware, the Ryan Kent signing was due to projected income from the Europa League. Don't believe all the shite you read via the media concerning Rangers.....Especially from the BBC mate.
 

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I agree that reaching the final is an excellent achievement but hopefully NOT the pinnacle of the season. Progressing to the Europa KO stage would be another excellent achievement. As for domestically well, I'm confident (not being overly confident) we can give Celtic a good run for their money in the league....still top equal on points and of course both teams will drop some more over the remainder of the season. There is also the Scottish cup to be played for also. As far as I was aware, the Ryan Kent signing was due to projected income from the Europa League. Don't believe all the shite you read via the media concerning Rangers.....Especially from the BBC mate.
Believe me I don't get any information from the BBC. In fact I'm considering seeing whether there is any mileage in not paying the license fee and having them blocked. I believe many people have done that.
 

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Steven Pressley sacked as Carlisle manager - will he go back to Hearts ?
Personally I very much doubt it....I doubt that he would have a chance as from what I have read Hearts are trying to progress and are said to be looking for a 'big' name, perhaps even from abroad. Pressley would, imo, be a backward step for the club.
 

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