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  1. Despite almost total dominance over the visitors, awful finishing and even worse defending seen the Lanarkshire men leave with all three points.

  2. The last home game prior to the international break was a welcome home victory versus Partick Thistle. It was a sombre occasion that was marked by welcoming members of the armed forces to mark Armistice Day. The display that could be seen in the Sandy Jardine stand was fantastic, and a poignant tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. As always, the conduct of our support and their continued backing for our armed forces is exceptional.

  3. As the hunt for the lesser spotted Rangers manager enters a third week (or is it fourth?) the speculative froth - we've had too may managers for it be a frenzy anymore, the law of diminishing returns has well and truly set in - is going as flat as the head on a poorly pulled pint in an Edinburgh alehouse.

  4. Recently I spoke to former Rangers midfielder and Scotland international Kevin Thomson. Thomson signed for Rangers in January 2007 for a £2 million fee from Hibernian. Signed by club legend Walter Smith to bolster midfield options, Thomson went on to win back to back SPL titles in 2009 and 2010 as well as being part of the side that reached the Europa League final in 2008.

  5. Rangers cruised past Partick Thistle with a comfortable 3-0 win at a chilly Ibrox on Saturday.

  6. With the dismissal of Pedro Caixinha, Rangers are yet again on the hunt for a new head honcho. This next appointment will be crucial for a club with huge ambitions and an expectant fanbase. The temptation is always to go for a big name, and there are plenty of those available to the Gers but let’s have a look at the options.

  7. The Inuit people have a word for it; shaktolik. It describes the feeling of going towards somewhere for so long it seems you’ll never get there. It describes us perfectly as once again we find ourselves regrouping following another set-back on the long road back to the top.

  8. Savile Rogue, purveyors of the world’s finest football scarves, have again teamed up with Gersnet to give you the chance to win a deluxe cashmere scarf in Rangers colours worth £65.

  9. Despite Hearts taking the lead against the run of play in the first half, the home side failed to kill off the Light Blues and reinstated captain Kenny Miller helped lead the Ibrox men to a somewhat unexpected win at Murrayfield.

  10. MURRAYFIELD -- It was a black February night as Rangers were humbled 1-4 by Hearts at Tynecastle. Mark Warburton and his men trudged off the park, unable deal with the intensity that Hearts showed, both physically and mentally. It was the beginning of the end for Warburton, and Rangers would yield 2nd place not long after and Graeme Murty would be put in charge. Flash forward seven months, and not much has changed.

  11. Rangers fans should be familiar with the feelings of disappointment by now. We've not won three games in a row for god knows how long and just as you think the team is progressing another frustrating defeat opens the floodgates for another surge of criticism and hysteria. It genuinely is the case that in this Rangers era you can change your mind about a particular player or manager over the course of 90mins never mind a whole season.

  12. It's been a somewhat strange season for Rangers so far: inconsistent results with intermittent good form, and all of this stop-start amidst international football disappointment. Essentially just as you think Pedro's squad are starting to find their feet, something happens to stop them in their tracks. From apparent fall-outs with Kenny Miller, to what seem like constant international breaks, and not forgetting the distraction of Old Firm fixtures, it's not a huge surprise we lack momentum at times. Nevertheless, with two good away wins in the bag in our last two matches, this Sunday's Betfred League Cup semi-final against Motherwell is the ideal time for Pedro's men to at last win three games in a row and seal another Cup final at Hampden. However, this will be far from easy.

  13. Join Snags, Baz, Tattoo Stew, PAS and CJNovo992 as we discuss...well...some shit that could get us sacked off YouTube!!
  14. I think I can safely say that most Rangers supporters will be saying thank heavens the international weekend has come and gone and we can get back to the nitty gritty of club football again. Well, I may have to retract that as most club supporters are probably unhappy that it comes around in the first place. Personally I prefer the old Wednesday night International games keeping the weekends for club football but with UEFA announcing a new International League system starting next season I would imagine that ship has sailed its last voyage.

  15. Hamilton, the county town of deepest, darkest Lanarkshire. Hamilton, the home of crosses. The main two being the top cross and the bottom cross. The stretch in between, Quarry Street was the location of Saturday morning misery for many a primary schoolboy of my generation. Yer Maw indulged in retail therapy whilst we were content to pity our fellow drookit weans being hauled towards a coughing bus, waiting to take them twenty miles doon'n'roon ra county to Lanark, Biggar, and Shotts. Our reward for endurance was at another confluence of roads, Peacock Cross. Specifically Equi's Cafe, purveyor of pie and peas. Now, if we were in France, this delicacy would be a, 'produit regionaux' ; a white peppered mutton filling encased in pastry, accompanied by peas marinated in black peppered malt vinegar. Hamilton, the home of a culinary triumph.

  16. After a disappointing result at the weekend against Celtic, Ally Bain at Every Other Saturday has gone through the footage and put together the following video analysis of our attacking play.

  17. After a disappointing result at the weekend against Celtic, Ally Bain at Every Other Saturday has gone through the footage and put together the following video analysis of our defensive play.

  18. For varying reasons over the last week or so I've been a wee bit more philosophical than usual. First of all, last Friday, despite pretty much dominating a stuffy Partick side down to ten men for the last quarter of the game, we were unable to get a match-winning third goal. Many bears were savage in their criticism as two important points were dropped.

  19. On Friday evening Rangers will make probably the shortest trip we have when we visit Partick Thistle at the newly christened Energy Check Stadium. What a name! I am afraid it is still Firhill Stadium for me. A quick jump across the River Clyde and then a swim up the River Kelvin to Maryhill will virtually get you there. Oops sorry! It is of course another team that enjoy swimming in the Kelvin. Far easier to take the Kelvin walkway which is a fantastic stroll for those who have never done it. It is a lot safer and there is far less chance of hypothermia. Rangers supporters have also been given the Jackie Husband stand which holds 5500 supporters. That means even at an away game Rangers will have the largest support leaving only 4,500 seats for the Thistle fans. It is expected however that Thistle will not sell out their seats as seemingly their supporters don't normally turn out in force for Rangers or Celtic games.

  20. Unless you've been stuck on the moon over the last few days, you won't have failed to note another EBT hullabaloo has formed after leaked communications between Celtic and the SFA. To cut to the chase and avoid you falling asleep, Celtic, aided and abetted by the SPFL it seems, are demanding (another) independent investigation into governance of Scottish football in and around the period Rangers utilised certain tax schemes - recently declared ineffective by the Supreme Court. In other words, although their cheerleaders in the media will deny it, they want further punishment for Rangers, most probably in the form of honour stripping. Indeed, it's this cheer-leading that is of primary interest to yours truly.

  21. It has been three weeks since our last home game fixture versus Hearts and it certainly feels like it. Last month's victory over Ross County at Dingwall was a great confidence boost but there is nothing like getting back to Ibrox for the next home game after the indifference of the international break.

  22. The transfer window is closed for another summer and the players we have will be the players we have until January, barring freebies. While we've improved in some areas, it remains to be seen whether it's enough of an improvement to move forward from last season's mediocrity.

  23. This week on Gersnet, we're working with our friends at deCoubertin Books to promote Russian Winters: The Story of Andrei Kanchelskis which is a fascinating new autobiography from the former Rangers winger.

  24. This week on Gersnet, we're working with our friends at deCoubertin Books to promote Russian Winters: The Story of Andrei Kanchelskis which is a fascinating new autobiography from the former Rangers winger.

  25. Rangers have not set the world alight with their start to the season. Having already played six competitive matches so far, the ‘Gers have only registered three wins this campaign. As such, fans have already started to show concern about the team’s prospects for the upcoming season.

  26. It's been a strange summer so far. Off the pitch, the weather has been as poor as I can remember during July and August. On the pitch, after an appalling early Europa League knock-out, some positive pre-season friendly results meant when our domestic campaign got under-way two weeks ago, fans were confident we could improve substantially on last years disappointing 3rd place.

  27. In ‘Raptor’ his excellent book on the UK’s birds of prey, James Macdonald Lockhart describes his attempts to see a Honey Buzzard in the wild as cryptozoology. He knows it exists, others have seen it, yet it remains elusive to him. He spends days in the Forest Of Dean, rising early, using hides and spending hours in what he believes are the perfect positions to observe this magnificent, if elusive, animal. Yet it remains tantalisingly out of reach. His frustration and disappointment are clear, he wants proof this bird exists in Britain and to see, and enjoy, its drama and beauty for himself. He’s willing to invest significant time and effort into this too. Cryptozoology is, in essence, about studying and finding things that just might not be there.

  28. Ahead of a fine performance by Rangers at Ibrox last night, I noted with a smile my TV licence being renewed automatically by the BBC. It's been a while since I last checked the cost but at around £12 a month I think it still represents decent value. As much as Sky is perhaps my main source of TV nowadays (along with Netflix and Amazon Prime), I still enjoy a range of BBC productions - both on radio and TV, as well as digitally via the superb iPlayer. If you compare the cost to other subscription based providers, then I think the fee is still worth paying. Unfortunately, as a Rangers supporter, the value is becoming more and more difficult to justify.

  29. Laws. The law is an ass. Murphy's law. Unlawful laws. Denis Law. Er...Ashley Cole slaw. If you like football and the law, you're in luck, especially if you live in the chilly, damp western extremity of Europe. Here’s a take on laws, from Thomas More, sometime advisor to King Henry VIII of England, and, no doubt, for some a rather unlikely figure to appear on a Rangers site.

  30. On May 6th 1978, the bright sun glinted off silver as our Captain stepped up to receive the Scottish Cup. Rangers had just achieved a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen. The second Treble in three seasons had been secured and skipper, John Greig was the first player since Davie Meiklejohn 50 years before, to be offered a testimonial. Also at Hampden several weeks previously, Ham and Egg picked up the League Cup, after 2-1 extra-time defeat of ra Sellik. The filling in the cup sandwich was the League Flag, secured after a 0-1 win at Tannadice, and celebrated at Ibrox against Motherwell (2-0) the week before the national cup final. Derek Johnstone was Scotland's Player of the Year: he and partner, Gordon Smith had notched 65 goals between them in all games. The national team had qualified for its second successive World Cup finals in Argentina, and were installed as fourth favourites for the trophy. Follow following Rangers demanded a pair of Ray Bans.