Celtic vs. Rangers, Old Firm Clashing Led to High Drama

Celtic had defeated the Rangers and has taken a step closer to the 8th consecutive title of Scottish Premiership. For 7 years, the fixtures have usually been a non-event. In recent times, Celtic trampled over the Rangers. As a matter of fact, some of the meetings have been discomfortingly one-sided. There is a financial gap between the clubs. However, it was on Sunday the football contest came back. It was not a regular Celtic win.

The decision which had been taken by both the club of reducing ticket allocation in this season has changed the atmosphere of the Old Firm. The advantage of the home team had been diluted a bit by the noise and the color which was generated from the six thousand fans that visited the game.



Rangers forward Borna Barisic believes his team are ready and well prepared for the two huge Scottish Premiership fixtures coming up, one against Aberdeen and the other with Kilmarnock.

The Croatian is confident of getting positive results against both teams and believes that a win in those two will give his side a huge confidence boost.
The coming week has been tagged by some fans as a “season-defining week” and Barisic seems confident that his Rangers side will come out of both fixtures unscathed.
The two huge games will be coming up for Steven Gerrard’s charges over the next six days and the former Liverpool midfielder has got his Rangers team training hard in preparation for the games.


Rangers Penalized For Villarreal Incidents By UEFA

The club of Ibrox was charged for incidents which took place at a match which included a supporter running onto the pitch of the ground and one more supporter threw a plastic bottle which narrowly evaded a police officer in charge of the stadium. All these incidents happened at a match which held in Europa League in the last month. The match of Rangers FC was against their arch-rival; Villarreal CF. The Premiership Club of Ladbrokes was also charged by the governing body of the European Football for another incidence of bottle throwing which was thrown by a fan of the club.

A statement made by the UEFA club read as “Strict disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the Rangers FC following the incident that took place in the UEFA Europa League, in the match of group stage which was played between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC (0-0), which was played on 29th of November in Scotland.”


David Bates Says He Do Not Feel Bad For Leaving Ibrox, Instead He Think, His Move To Hamburg Is Good

David Bates is now young and twenty two years old and during summer he made a move that shocked everyone, the move was he switched to club Germany. He did this after his contract got expired. The surprising element in the whole thing is that, David Bates walked out of Ibrox few times before Steven Gerrard took entry into the team.

But, Bates has maintained he does not feel bad for leaving the team. He said he will be the part of the Rangers revolution of Liverpool legend. The decision of Bates to move Glasgow to Hamburg, which is downside club from Glasgow, has surprised many of Gers fans. On the other hand, for Bates this is not at all a big deal, according to him leaving one big club for another is nothing much to talk about.


Jim Brogan Of Celtic Club Fame Passes Away

Jim Brogan might have been an unsung hero during his playing days, but Celtics paid tribute to his life and contributions to the game when he passed away recently. He was 74 years of age when he died and he was surrounded by family members at the time of his death.

Jim Brogan can be seen in action in the past days when he played for the Celtic team. He died after having battled long and hard against dementia. The club authorities announced and confirmed his death to the press and media. In total he had made 341 appearances for the team between the sixties and seventies. He had been with the Glasgow club through the nine in a row successful stint with the club. He also featured in the final defeat that the club faced in the seventies. His family felt that the dementia has come about due to the injuries that he sustained during his career as a footballer.


Gerrard accepts blame for draw

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard accepts to carry the blame after his side conceded a last-minute goal at Fir Park. Indeed Gerrard made a last-minute substitution by bringing in Lee Wallace and some pundits stated that this cause an instability at the back of the defence.

Steven Gerrard said that his idea was to send a tall player at the back to help them defend against the tall Motherwell players and that he will gladly shoulder the blame if this was the reason why they conceded the goal.


Rangers Get Several Recruits From Liverpool

Recent news at Rangers is about the Liverpool recruits that Steven Gerrard has been bringing in the team. He has been turning to coaches and players of his former club, Liverpool. Putting these connections to good use, the former captain of the Reds has been supplementing his squad for Ibrox as well as his coaching staff. He is gaining talent from Anfield during this season as a manager and boss at Rangers.

Among the players he has been bringing in, Jon Flanagan is on the list; a free transfer was initiated by this former defender of Liverpool. This 25-year-old player has signed on a two-year deal; he hopes to get back his career, on the field as well as off it after the spate of problems he had been facing.


Gerrard wants players to be ready

New Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants his players to manage with the expectation of playing for such a big club. He said that this is a club with a history and that when you play for such a club it is normal that there is a big demand on your shoulders.

He said that players that cannot deal with this kind of expectation should not be playing for Glasgow Rangers and will be better playing elsewhere.


Pat Nevin Hands Steven Gerrard Warning Ahead Of Potential Rangers Role

Former Chelsea star Pat Nevin has handed a warning to Steven Gerrard ahead of his possible appointment as the next Rangers manager. The 37-year-old is reportedly in advanced talks with the Gers over the head coach role but Nevin believes the Gerrard’s arrival could be ‘massively risky’ considering the previous experience of John Barnes at Celtic.

Speaking on BBC Sport, he said: "You look at John Barnes at Celtic and it didn't work - a guy who was brought in when the backing didn't seem to be there. Everyone looks back at that as a nightmare and disaster. If you look back at the figures, it wasn't as bad as people remember it was. It just shows you what happens if you get on the wrong side of what is expected of you here. And, if you are Steven Gerrard at Rangers, you are expected to beat Celtic in the league."


Colin Stein Believes Rangers Could Command Big-Money For 21-Year-Old

Former Rangers player Colin Stein believes the Gers are in a position to command a significant sum, should they decide to cash in on Alfredo Morelos during the summer transfer window. The Colombia marksman was one of the fix foreign imports brought by ex-boss Pedro Caixinha, who had planned to close the gap on perennial champions Celtic.

Whilst the likes of Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera, and Fabio Cardoso have failed to hit the heights at the Ibrox Stadium, Morelos’ performances have been a particular delight, and this recently earned a new contract at the club. Speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times, Stein believes that the 21-year-old has become a key player in the Gers’ ranks, and fancies the club commanding a big fee for a future sale.


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