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Rangers v Celtic Legends – November 21st and 22nd


Along with The Dubai Hoops we are organizing a Legends dinner, golf match and Rangers v Celtic Legends match in November. The dates and function details are below.  Please respond to Jim Graham or Paul Marks or Derek Whyte to book your table for the dinner asap. We are also looking for sponsorship for the golf and the dinner where you will be able to market your business and display your company logos, signboards popups etc at the golf event and dinner. There will also be a chance to play with your heroes and pull on the famous blue jersey. As a large portion of money raised will be going to charity this will be a pay to play deal.

Contacts :

Players confirmed so far are –

Rangers – Andy Goram, Lorenzo Amoruso, Richard Gough, Derek Ferguson, Charlie Miller and Dale Gordon

Celtic – Peter Grant, Paddy Bonnar, Derek Whyte, Andy Walker, Roy Aitken, Chris Sutton


Details –  GOLF – Thursday 21st – Jebel Ali

20 spaces available. Cost 650 Aed

Contact Jim or Paul to confirm

Money must be paid within 2 weeks upon confirmation of place

Please include your shirt size and EGF handicap


EVENING DINNER – Black Tie or National Dress

Thursday 21st – Jebel Ali Hotel – Ballroom – 7 pm start

Cost – 6000 Aed for a table of 10

Wives and partners welcome

Andy Cameron will be the after dinner speaker with stories etc from the players. There will be an auction on the night with proceeds going to charity.

Please contact Paul, Jim or Derek to book your table. Table cost to be paid within 2 weeks upon booking.

Package includes dinner and open bar from 7pm until 11pm. Cash bar after 11pm.

LEGENDS MATCH – Friday 22nd of Nov – Jebel Ali – KO at 1pm


This is a unique chance to play with your heroes

There are 10 places up for grabs for Dubai Loyal members ONLY. Obviously due to numbers you will not be paying for a full game but just to pull on the jersey and line up with the Legends should be enough to whet your appetite. Some may last 30 mins, 45 mins but we hope to give everyone as much game time as possible.

Cost is 2000 Aed to play and this includes, signed shirt, team photo, BBQ and drinks afterwards.

Sponsorship opportunities

There is an opportunity to raise the profile of your business by sponsoring a hole at the golf event whether you are playing or not.

The cost to sponsor a hole is 1500 Aed

Golf – Main Sponsor – Cost 40,000 Aed. Contact Derek Whyte for more information on this.

Dinner Sponsorships – Main Sponsor – 80,000 Aed. Contact Derek Whyte for more information


WATP – Regards


Jim Graham


Posted September 25, 2013 by wtweedley in Uncategorized


We apologize for this late announcement unfortunately the Game scheduled for tonight RANGERS V QUEEN OF THE SOUTH – RAMSDENS CUP QUARTER FINAL 17th September will most likely not be broadcast live tonight.

Posted September 17, 2013 by wtweedley in Uncategorized


SOS to all Dubai Loyal,

We are short of 2 players for our Annual golf game against you know who.

If anyone or if you know of  anyone who can make it please contact Paul Marks Urgently

Posted March 5, 2013 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Golden Goal

The Golden Goal was discussed at this year’s AGM with a good show of hands.

For all members who are interested in partaking in the Golden Goal for season 2012/13 please respond to George Wilson by 12 September.

Contact :

Posted September 4, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Rangers to face Motherwell in League Cup

Motherwell have been drawn to face Rangers in the third round of the Scottish Communities League Cup.

Raith Rovers, who beat Ross County in the previous round, face a trip to Celtic.

Stenhousemuir have a home tie against Inverness Caledonian Thistle after knocking out holders Kilmarnock in round two.

And Queen of the South face Dundee United at Palmerston, while Queen’s Park travel to St Johnstone.

Celtic, Dundee United, Hearts, Motherwell and St Johnstone enter the tournament in round three because of their involvement in European competition.

Third -round draw for Scottish Communities League Cup

Celtic v Raith Rovers

Rangers v Motherwell

St Mirren v Hamilton Academical

Queen of the South v Dundee United

Hearts v Livingston

Dunfermline Athletic v Aberdeen

St Johnstone v Queen’s Park

Stenhousemuir v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

* Ties will be played on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Posted September 3, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Rangers 5-1 Elgin: Match Report

Firstly thank you to all who attended a very successful AGM last night your support is very much appreciated.

Match Report

Lee McCulloch and David Templeton

David Templeton marked his Rangers debut with a brace as the Ibrox side came from behind to beat Elgin City.

Jamie Duff stunned the home crowd with a stylish opener for the visitors.

Dean Shiels levelled with a shot on the turn, Templeton edged Rangers in front and newly-appointed captain Lee McCulloch struck the hosts’ third.

Templeton’s volley early in the second half stretched Rangers’ lead and McCulloch’s neat finish completed the rout on 59 minutes.

Ally McCoist’s side move up to third in the Scottish Third Division as Elgin slip to fifth.

Though still unbeaten this season, Rangers’ league form had not matched their 100% record in the Ramsdens and Scottish Communities League Cup and McCoist was critical of the side following last Sunday’s draw at Berwick.

And there was more concern for the Ibrox fans when Elgin opened the scoring on 15 minutes.

Duff played a one-two with Craig Gunn on the left-hand side of the box before curling a shot past Neil Alexander.

The loss of the goal seemed to shake Rangers out of their lethargy and McCulloch threatened with a header.

Further pressure stretched the Elgin defence and McCulloch’s shot ricocheted off a defender into Shiels’ path and the former Kilmarnock forward lashed the ball past John Gibson.

Elgin may have been given the chance to go ahead again though, as Rangers full-back Lee Wallace appeared to use an arm in the penalty area but no spot-kick was awarded.

Rangers then moved ahead with Templeton receiving Ian Black’s pass, cutting inside David Niven and sweeping a shot past Gibson.

The winger, who scored against Liverpool in his final Hearts appearance on Thursday, was also involved in Rangers’ third. His deflected shot was parried by Gibson only as far as McCulloch and the forward tucked away.

Black had a shot saved early in the second half and Rangers were soon further ahead as Shiels’ corner found Templeton in the six-yard box and the 23-year-old spun deftly to volley into the net.

McCulloch had taken over the armband following Carlos Bocanegra’s departure to Racing Santander on loan and the skipper notched his second of the day when he slotted home Andy Little’s low centre.

Both Templeton and McCulloch had chances to complete their hat-tricks but Elgin avoided the loss of further goals.

Rangers: Alexander, Argyriou, Perry, Emilson Cribari, Wallace, Macleod, Black (Faure 66), Shiels, Templeton (Kyle 76), McCulloch, Little (McKay 62). Subs Not Used: Gallacher, Crawford.

Booked: Black.

Goals: Shiels 24, Templeton 29, McCulloch 45, Templeton 49, McCulloch 59.

Elgin: Gibson, Niven, Duff, Nicolson, Crighton, McMullan (Leslie 63), Cameron, O’Donoghue, Wyness (Millar 74), Moore, Gunn (Beveridge 81). Subs Not Used: Black, McLean.

Booked: Niven.

Goals: Duff 15.

Att: 46,015

Ref: David Somers

Posted September 3, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

No pushover in Peterhead as Rangers struggle on opening day

Not our best start!!

Third Division: Peterhead 2 Rangers 2

THE match at Balmoor was the first ever league fixture played by the Glasgow giants outside the top flight of Scottish football.

Rory McAllister celebrates his equaliser
Rory McAllister celebrates his equaliser

RANGERS endured a difficult start to life in the Irn-Bru Third Division as they were forced to scrap for a last gasp draw against Peterhead in an historic match for the Ibrox club.

Youngster Barrie McKay opened his Rangers account with what should have been a goal to savour, before second half goals from Rory McAllister and Scott McLaughlin saw the home side surge into the lead.

But Andy Little grabbed a late equaliser and a share of the points for Ally McCoist’s men.

The match at Balmoor was the first ever league fixture played by the Glasgow giants outside the top flight of Scottish football.

The Ibrox side were forced into the bottom tier after the club was consigned to liquidation in the summer and lost their place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League following a vote of the 12 clubs.

Following such a turbulent period in their 140-year history, the meeting with the Blue Toon was seen as the first step on the road to recovery.

Rangers named an unchanged side from the one who defeated East Fife in the Scottish Communities League Cup.

New recruits Ian Black and Dean Shiels retained their places in the starting line-up following the midweek 4-0 win at Ibrox and Francisco Sandaza and Kyle were again named on the bench.

But Emilson Cribari – who was still awaiting international clearance yesterday and who had made the long trip north – was not in the squad.

Rangers found their hosts difficult to break down early on and it was the home side who carved out the first real chance of the game when McKay was called into action to clear a McAllister header.

At the other end, Shiels had a go with a shot from the edge of the area but his effort was comfortably smothered by goalkeeper Paul Jarvie.

Rangers were threatening again and, this time, Andy Little’s shot cannoned off the body of Steven Noble and out for a corner that the visitors failed to capitalise on.

Barrie McKay scores for Rangers
Barrie McKay scores for Rangers

The Ibrox side were able to breathe a sigh of relief when they opened the scoring after 26 minutes and the honours went to McKay.

A long ball from Lewis McLeod was knocked on by Lee McCulloch for the 17-year-old, who kept his cool to drive a low shot into the back of the net.

McAllister then had a great chance to draw level for Peterhead with a shot from six yards that he dragged across the face of goal and wide of the upright.

McKay could have added to his own tally before the break but the teenager was also off target and Rangers had to settle for a slim advantage at half-time.

Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander was promoted to number one following the departure of Allan McGregor.

And he produced an impressive one-handed save after the restart to prevent a lovely swerving effort from McAllister from finding the top corner.

But the forward had been a menace throughout the match and was finally rewarded with a goal after 64 minutes when he did well to hold off Carlos Bocanegra before lashing into the bottom corner.

Rangers threw Sandaza into the action for McKay but it was Bocanegra who could have restored the lead when he met Black’s free-kick only to nod wide from close range.

Former St Johnstone striker Sandaza then tried to chip Jarvie but lofted into the goalkeeper’s arms instead, before Shiels was denied by a save at the near post.

But Rangers were left reeling when Peterhead had the net bulging again with nine minutes to go when Ryan Strachan’s corner was cleared into the path of McLaughlin and he rifled past a stunned Alexander.

The Light Blues were back on level terms with a minute to go when substitute Kyle rose above everyone else in the box to meet a Shiels corner and although his header came back off the bar Little was on hand to score.

Posted August 12, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

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