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Peterhead v Rangers Update

Unfortunately the game will not be shown at the Center Circle Saturday August 11 2012. The banquet hall and meeting rooms are booked for other events,



Posted August 10, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Match Report

Nearly 40,000 fans packed Ibrox as Rangers made their home debut as a Third Division club by easing aside East Fife in the Scottish League Cup.

Kick-off was delayed for 20 minutes, but it only took another 15 for Lee McCulloch to roll in the opening goal.

It was set up by Dean Shiels, the new signing lofted in the second after 34 minutes and Lee Wallace hammered the third home a minute after the break.

McCulloch fired in after 62 minutes as Rangers cruised into the second round.

Rangers had made four signings this week, but strikers Kevin Kyle and Francisco Sandaza could only make the bench after being introduced to a crowd that was still pouring into Ibrox after the official kick-off time.

McCulloch (right) celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals
McCulloch (right) celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals

Brazilian defender Emilson Cribari was unable to feature as he is still awaiting international clearance and the same problem denied Trinidad and Tobago forward Collin Samuel the chance to face Rangers again following his previous spells with Falkirk, Dundee United and St Johnstone.

Samuel’s latest club might have been the seeded team courtesy of their Second Division status, but they were clear underdogs as Ibrox rocked in defiance at the decision to deny their club a place in the Scottish Premier League.

Yet the visitors’ David Muir squandered an early chance before the side who will begin their Division Three campaign at the weekend launched wave after wave of attack.

Goalkeeper Michael Brown superbly turned a glancing header from Andy Little round the post and McCulloch headed over.

Those chances came from debutant Shiels’ corners and it was the former Kilmarnock man who played McCulloch in for the opening goal.

Shiels and Dorin Goian both went close before the former lifted the ball over Brown to increase the lead after being set up by teenage midfielder Lewis MacLeod.

Gareth Wardlaw had a good chance to pull a goal back shortly before the break, but the former St Mirren and Ayr United striker was leaning back and fired over.

The traffic was back towards the East Fife goal after half time and, when Brown parried a powerful drive from Shiels, Wallace made no mistake with the rebound.

Teenage winger Barry McKay turned provider for McCulloch’s second with Ibrox in party mood.

Robert Sloan finally forced Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander into a save with a curling free-kick before Sandaza and Kyle made their Rangers debuts as substitutes.

The Fifers denied either a debut goal, but it was Rangers who moved into Thursday’s second-round draw, when several SPL sides will be hoping to avoid the unseeded Ibrox outfit.

New East Fife manager Gordon Durie, the former Rangers striker, will have to be content with a bumper pay day from the shared attendance that looked more than the official figure of 38,000.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist : “We have signed, in my opinion, real quality – possibly Kilmarnock’s best player last year in Dean Shiels and possibly Hearts best player last year in Ian Black.

“We’ve got Kevin Kyle and Sandaza, who will be a handful to any defence.

“But we still need to bring more players in.

“I would like another home tie. That crowd tonight was incredible.”

Posted August 8, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

New Signings

Rangers have announced the signing of former St Johnstone striker Francisco Sandaza.

The 27-year-old Spaniard turned down a new deal with the Perth side and has now linked up with Gers boss Ally McCoist in the Irn-Bru Third Division.

Defender Emilson Cribari, who was on trial at Ibrox, has also signed a two-year deal with the club.

Thirty- two-year-old defender Emilson impressed whilst training with the club and the former Udinese and Napoli player revealed Rangers are a well-known club in his native Brazil.

The next game will be on Saturday August 11 Peterhead vs Rangers kick off is 3-45pm Dubai time.

We will provide further updates as to whether this will be broadcast on TV at CC.

Posted August 8, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Motherwell 1 Rangers

Lee McCulloch grabbed a late winner for Rangers in a 2-1 victory at Motherwell to ensure Celtic will have to wait before they put there hands on any silverware.

Henrik Ojamaa’s early opener for the home side was cancelled out by Steven Whittaker, before McCulloch pounced with a couple of minutes to go.

The result also means Motherwell’s 10-year wait for a win over Rangers continues, while allowing the Scottish champions to move six points ahead of their hosts in the fight for second spot.

Posted April 1, 2012 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Dunfermline v Rangers Saturday 24th

Back to the Scottish Premier League

KO 3:45 pm (UAE)

Live coverage at Center Circle






Ally McCoist: Looking to bounce back

The Light Blues started the week on a major high by beating Celtic 4-2 in the
first Old Firm derby of the season to move four points clear in the Clydesdale
Bank Premier League.

But they followed that with a shock 3-2 loss at Falkirk in the Scottish
Communities League Cup, losing a late goal to Mark Millar’s free-kick after
fighting back from two goals down.

McCoist has told his players they cannot just raise their game for Old Firm
encounters and must realise every match for Rangers is a big occasion.

And he wants to see the right attitude at East End Park tomorrow

McCoist told “As I’ve said 100 times, the Celtic game is
massive but it’s not the be all and end all.

“It’s no use performing out of your skin against them if you can’t do it

“That’s the biggest thing about playing at this football club – you have to
be able to do it in every game and we need a good reaction now.”

Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre is anticipating one of those when his team
host the champions.

“They’ll certainly be disappointed, and any time you lose a game you look for
the reaction in the next match,” McIntyre warned.

“They were fabulous last weekend against Celtic and we know when the
champions come to town that they have top players.

“We’ll need 11 players on top form to have a chance. That’s not being
pessimistic – it’s facts.

“They have better players than us, but that doesn’t always win you the

“We need to make sure we are well organised and disciplined, but at the same
time we need to take our chances and try to play with a freedom.”

Posted September 23, 2011 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Falkirk v Rangers Wed 21st Sept

League Cup Third Round

KO 10:45 pm (UAE) Live at Center Circle

Posted September 20, 2011 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

Falkirk v Rangers

League Cup Third Round

KO 10:45 pm (UAE) Live at Center Circle




Posted September 20, 2011 by wtweedley in Uncategorized

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