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  1. Towards the end of last season, we launched our weekly Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across our various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episodes. With the British Podcast Awards also taking place this month, it would be great if all our regular listeners and subscribers, could vote for us using the details below.

  2. Have to admit, due to family commitments, I didn't start watching Sunday's Old Firm match until the second half. All things considered, it seems I got the better deal as, despite Morelos' sending off, Rangers outplayed Celtic for much of the second period and only another schoolboy error on our part cost us at least a deserved point.

  3. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  4. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  5. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  6. It's been a long, long working week for Rangers fans.

  7. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  8. I must admit, I'm still a bit unsure about Friday night football.

    On the one hand, it's the end of the working week for most so there are few better ways to enjoy a Friday evening than watching your favourite team with a few of your preferred beverages. Win, and you can stride about the Saturday shopping like a man who has just won the lottery (aye, grab a couple of steaks, hen). But, lose, well, everyone's weekend is spoilt and there's not much joy to be had from watching Sky Sports coverage the following day desperate for the teams around you to drop points too (put they steaks back and no sweets for the bairns either).

  9. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  10. We're teaming up with freelance graphic designer, Matthew J. I. Wood on social media this week to give away a free A3 poster of Ibrox Stadium which is perfect for framing and the ideal gift for friends and family.

  11. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  12. Despite being in the twilight of his career, Jermain Defoe has definitely not lost his predatory instincts and keen eye for scoring. The 36-year-old joined Rangers on an 18-month loan from Bournemouth in January, which means he should be able to play a full season at Ibrox in the 2019-20 campaign. Defoe still has the ability to do some serious damage in this league, and it may be a shrewd move to back the English striker to finish as top scorer in his first full season in the Scottish Premiership.

  13. It's perhaps not quite one step forward, two steps back with Rangers at the moment but there's no doubt this Rangers team are as frustrating as any I've followed over the years.  Quite clearly, we have a number of talented players and a manager who seems able to motivate them for bigger games but the same personnel are just as capable of regularly insipid performances and even the manager acknowledges he can't quite focus them for other matches?  Why is this?

  14. Referees will often talk to the players before a match and state their expectations on how players should behave and highlight any behaviour or acts that won’t be tolerated in that match. To the viewing public, the style of the referee and how he will handle the game is usually clear within the first few minutes. Some refs may opt to let things flow and some will exact firmer control from the get go. In short, despite the rule book being the same, the interpretation will vary between officials and between matches and occasions.

  15. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  16. After what seemed an incredibly long January and winter break from Scottish football, the games are coming thick and fast again for Rangers as we enter February. And, despite the end of the season still being a few months away, this week will be a defining one for the club. Not only do we travel (again) to the hallowed, erm, artificial turf of Rugby Park on Saturday in the next round of the Scottish Cup, we're on league duty tonight in Aberdeen. Lose both games and pride may be the only thing we can salvage from the rest of our campaign. Win both and finally, just finally we might gather enough momentum to challenge for silverware.

  17. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of 2019.

  18. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our first episode of 2019.

  19. Ne'erday '68 was hugely exciting, Rangers' new manager, Davie White had the team playing open, expansive football. It was just as well, Rangers dismissal of Scot Symon the previous month had been controversial. Thirteen successful years were not enough, Jock Stein had arrived and his brand of winning football was perceived as modern. It was a stark dichotomy, Symon was blazer and flannels, Stein was strictly track suit; Symon blended players, Stein annotated blackboards and fitted players into his system. Rangers needed a modern manager to compete with Big Jock. White had coached Clyde to a third place finish the previous season, he had been appointed Rangers assistant manager just four months previous.

  20. With an overnight frost across Eastern Scotland, it was certainly freezing cold last night and the temperature isn't much higher this morning under clear skies.  On this side of the Forth, today's race meeting at Musselburgh has already been abandoned so I don't hold out much hope for Rangers return to action after the winter break tonight across the water in Fife.  We should know around lunchtime if the game will go ahead after the covers come off the Central Park pitch at 11am.  Fingers crossed this preview isn't moot!

  21. The winter break arrived at a fantastic time for Rangers. From the league, one domestic cup competition and our Europa League run we’ve played the equivalent of a full league campaign with 38 games fitted in since 12th July with very few weeks going past without two games being played.

  22. Over ten years ago, in a moment of unguarded and wholesome clarity, Tom English, now of the BBC, once declared that “Celtic don’t want consistency from referees, they want decisions, good or bad, in their favour.”

    He was right of course. It applies to all teams. It applies to all fans in the latent natural bias that exists in being a supporter. I don’t watch a Rangers match as an impartial observer and any decisions for and against my club matter and in the fog of battle you will claim and cling onto almost anything. The commentators are there to provide insight, information and hopefully some balanced reason to the unfolding spectacle.

  23. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our last episode of 2018. May all our listeners have a happy and prosperous new year!

  24. It's been a long, hard six months for Rangers players. Yes, they might not work the kind of gruelling shifts many of our fans do and they all earn a lot more than most of us can even dream about but the best part of 40 games in less than six months is still a big physical and mental test. After Saturday's game we will have played 38 matches - the same as our whole domestic league season. That cannot be downplayed.

  25. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of season 2018/19. Merry Christmas to all our subscribers!

  26. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of season 2018/19!

  27. It's been exactly five months since Rangers started their competitive season. The World Cup Final was still to be played, most of us were on our summer holidays and it's fair to say (new manager notwithstanding) few of us were confident about making much progress (that's progress) in the Europa League again this season.

  28. Towards the end of last season, we launched our Gersnet Podcast and we've been delighted with the response across the community with thousands of views and subscribers already across the various platforms. As promised the pod will be available on a regular basis so today we're very happy to bring you our latest episode of season 2018/19!

  29. Watching Wednesday's game against Aberdeen made my mind travel back to 1974. Nothing to do with a football match but to the best boxer the world has ever known, Mohammed Ali, or Cassius Clay as he was originally known. Ali was to take on George Foreman in a fight that was to be called 'The Rumble in the Jungle' because it was to take place in Zaire (today's Republic of Congo). An ageing Ali, the punch and move boxer, who's favourite saying was “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee; The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see.” Ali, though, was the massive underdog to the younger, stronger, iron-fisted, hard hitting Foreman. Very few could see Ali coming away with a victory.

  30. Despite the impact of James Tavernier this season and his expressions of his qualities, does he have the attributes to be a Rangers captain? Barry Ferguson, you will never meet a bigger Rangers man. He was a player I grew up watching and along with Nacho Novo, a player I admired. But, even Ferguson was stripped of the armband during his impressive career at the club.