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Rangers

Started on 18 April 2019 by chrisburnss / First Post
Latest Reply on 2 August 2019 by Big_Wully_Boly / Last Post
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2019-05-11 00:08#256692 Big_Wully_Boly : Can you link us your tactic big man?

I'll dig it out if you're still interested.

2019-05-20 17:02#256864 tenthreeleader : Aye ready. Great work with the club closest to my heart.

Thank you mate, mine too!

I haven't been on in ages due to holiday, work, relationship, life etc. Oh and my mouse was broke and it's took me this long to replace it! So I will be updating this over the next couple of days hopefully and hopefully it can still garner a bit of interest.
Glad to see you back mate! :)
2019-07-15 22:12#258923 ScottT : Glad to see you back mate! :)

Thank you mate!
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Rangers
Domestic Success

Fixtures
League
Since arriving at the club it's fair to say that we've enjoyed almost total domination domestically as we stole the title from Celtic, despite their prolonged reign, in my first season at the club. We've won the league in all eleven of my years at the club and in our most recent season we've taken our domestic treble tally to five under my stewardship. In most recent years we have managed to do that whilst producing some of the finest Scottish players to grace the game. To have a wholly Scottish team and dominate so well as an achievement that I am so proud of as it's not an easy feat. However, all of this has hampered our European success as we were making great strides on that front as we managed to make the final of the Champions League Final in just my third season here and we bounced back from defeat in that final to win the Europa League the following year. It was around this time that we felt that we weren't being suitably challenged so we decided we should try and help our nation as well as our club by producing and developing our own home grown players. This meant that we started to phase out the foreign stars that we had unearthed and as hard as it was to let those players leave, seeing Scottish lads coming through the system finally getting and taking their chance made up for it tenfold. In recent years we have been getting closer to that elusive Champions League trophy as we've reached two quarter finals and a semi final in the past three years. And now;
Road to the Champions League Final
Fixtures
Finally we make the Champions League Final again! It has been a long slog these past few years as we've came close several times but kept falling at the last hurdle or two but now the Champions League trophy is in our sights. Funnily enough our CL campaign couldn't have gotten off to a worse start as we failed to win in either of our first two games against Leicester and Juventus. However, we went on to smash both of them and Porto in our next four games as we rattled in eight goals without reply across our final four games in the group stage. We then got off to a brutal start in the last sixteen against Red Bull Leipzig as we succumbed to a 2-0 loss in the first leg. Yet again though, we bounced back and smashed them four nil in the return tie which shocked everyone I think, including myself. We were then paired up with our group stage opponent's Leicester again but this time they put up a hell of a good fight as they bounced back from 1-0 down to go 2-1 up then it was 3-2 to us before the broke our hearts with a 93rd minute equaliser. The return leg turned to an all our slugfest 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3 & Finally 6-4, a truly magnificent Champions League Quarter Final. Liverpool proved a much sterner test for us and involved us having to play a bit more cautiously at time, despite that we took the lead with 25 mins to go however Liverpool equalised just minutes after to set up a tense Semi Final. We got off to a blistering start in the second leg as Gregg Middleton put us in the lead after 3 minutes and we looked to be in control of the match until the 35th minute when Oliver Burke decided to go crazy and get himself a red card after a needless lunge. At that moment I thought it was all over for us and Liverpool would go on to smash us. They didn't, when Burke was dismissed we immediately took Ruaridh Burns off for Willie O'Halloran to allow us to play a 4-4-1 essentially, added to that we got a little bit tighter and played a bit more cautiously. With every Liverpool attack I feared the worst was going to happen and we would be resigned to nearly men again but thankfully nothing ever materialised and we scraped through. We are finalists! We will face Tottenham in the Final but the big question is; Is this our year?
An absolutely dominant display domestically and years of planning and determination has gotten you to another UCL Final. Take your chances, mate!
Well done on yet more domestic success, claiming two cup victories and the league title again. Some memorable victories in there, including a 4-1 demolition of Celtic at Ibrox, which would have delighted the Rangers faithful, no doubt. Congratulations on making the Champions League final, it has been a real challenge for you, even in the group stage. To collect just a solitary point from your opening two games to then recover and win the rest of your games shows great character, as does battling back from a 2-0 first-leg defeat against Leipzig. Whilst you have shown your ability to score - against Leipzig and Leicester, especially - you shown your defensive nous by holding off Liverpool at Ibrox in a tense second-leg affair. Best of luck against Spurs!
2019-07-21 23:44#259232 Jack : An absolutely dominant display domestically and years of planning and determination has gotten you to another UCL Final. Take your chances, mate!

Cheers mate it has been a long old slog!


2019-07-22 11:01#259237 ScottT : Well done on yet more domestic success, claiming two cup victories and the league title again. Some memorable victories in there, including a 4-1 demolition of Celtic at Ibrox, which would have delighted the Rangers faithful, no doubt. Congratulations on making the Champions League final, it has been a real challenge for you, even in the group stage. To collect just a solitary point from your opening two games to then recover and win the rest of your games shows great character, as does battling back from a 2-0 first-leg defeat against Leipzig. Whilst you have shown your ability to score - against Leipzig and Leicester, especially - you shown your defensive nous by holding off Liverpool at Ibrox in a tense second-leg affair. Best of luck against Spurs!

Thank you mate, can't beat a good old skelping of Celtic! It's been a good campaign thus far!
Champions League Final
Recent Form Comparison

West Ham 3-1 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-0 Real Madrid
Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal
Real Madrid 2-1 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-1 Man United

Rangers 3-0 Hibernian
Rangers 2-0 Hearts
Rangers 4-0 Celtic
Livingston 0-2 Rangers
Rangers 2-0 Raith


Going into this Champions League Final with Tottenham and Rangers it would appear to be the latter who comes in with form on their side after a final four league games won without conceding a goal was topped off by sealing the treble against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup. Tottenham on the other hand have looked a bit wobbly after defeat to West Ham and then a draw with Arsenal was sandwiched between their Semi Final progress on away goals at the expense of Real Madrid before they got a narrow win over Man United to end their domestic season on a high. Whilst Tottenham came out on top when these two faced off in the Quarter Final of this competition last year they haven't had the best of seasons this time out. They have only managed to finish 6th in the league whilst also failing to achieve anything in the domestic cups either whilst Rangers have of course won another treble as they continue to steam roller Scottish football. Going into these kind of matches though, only time will tell who comes out on top!

Tottenham Lineup
GK. Meret
RB. Jedvaj
LB. Cullen
CB. Junior
CB. Upamecano
CM. Reinaldo
CM. Royer
RW. Richardson
LW. Saidi
CAM. Gravenberch
ST. Colidio


Rangers Lineup
GK. Wilson
RB. Craig
LB. Dair
CB. Munro
CB. McAllister
CM. Gilmour
CM. McMaster
RW. Rankin
LW. O'Halloran
St. Burns
ST. Nakamura

Kick off: Both teams are absolutely raring to go here and it's Colidio who kicks off for Tottenham

2 mins: The first piece of real action for either team is a card for Spurs' Reinaldo after an aerial collision with Billy Gilmour

6 mins: O'Halloran appeared to get retribution for Gilmour as he scythed Reinaldo down just minutes later

14 mins: It's Saidi with the ball on the break now, passes out wide right to Richardson who lets fly at goal... GOAL!

19 mins: Gravenberch with the through ball to Saidi here, he's one on one with Wilson now... SAVE!

35 mins; As Rangers push for that equaliser Saidi intervenese and hoofs the ball clear, his ball finds Colidio who's one on one with Wilson... SAVE!

48 mins: Craig goes to ground here and he's on a booking... NO FOUL! That could've spelled disaster for Rangers there as they still look to find a way back into this match which would have been near impossible with 10 men.

63 mins: Saidi with the cross for Gravenberch here, he swings a foot at it... GOAL!

65 mins: Rangers are going for this one now as they look to go all out attack and the disappointing duo of McMaster and Rankin are replaced by Camm and Middleton.

79 mins: Alex Meret with the goal kick which can only reach Craig who heads the ball forward for O'Halloran who's been pulled back by the booked Saidi... RED!

82 mins: Rangers are looking to take advantage of the extra man here as they switch to 3 at the back and 3 up top whilst Craig slots into central defence and Dair makes way for Tony Herd

Full time: It is all over here and it is yet more Champions League misery for Rangers!
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Bit of a tough one this as I was halfway through an update and at half time of this game at 1-1 and playing much better than that game there when my laptop decided to cut out...
Well done that man! A good read.
Shame about the laptop issue and an even bigger shame about the result in the final. Hopefully you'll come back stronger next season...
Shame about losing the final, but have to say glad it was to Spurs :)

Hopefully you'll comeback stronger next season.
2019-07-22 22:26#259276 BarryRangersFC : Well done that man! A good read.

Cheers mate

2019-07-23 00:01#259278 ScottT : Shame about the laptop issue and an even bigger shame about the result in the final. Hopefully you'll come back stronger next season...

Aye, was a bit of a killer but the update I was doing was rescued so I was able to play the game again, had it not been for the update saving I'd have been even more disheartened than I was! Hopefully...

2019-07-23 10:43#259283 SonOfAnarchy : Shame about losing the final, but have to say glad it was to Spurs :)

Hopefully you'll comeback stronger next season.

Aye, can't say the same haha! But aye, cheers mate hopefully..

Rangers: 2028/29 Review
Awards
League
Senior Squad
What an eventful campaign it has been for us this year, so many highs and a very dramatic low right at the end. Not our first heartache though so we will bounce back once again! I'm proud to say that we earned our fifth domestic treble under my leadership and hopefully we can push to achieve that over the next few years too. As has been the case for many years now, our ultimate crowning glory is the Champions League! We need and want that trophy so badly now! This year has of course been our best chance yet however, on the day, we just couldn't do it. This is a good strong young team we are building here though so once we've got that one we crave I reckon we can make a habit of winning that too.

In our squad of twenty-eight senior and up and coming youth players we have just five players twenty-eight or over and of those players only Ryan Gauld and Oliver Burke are really near the end of their playing careers. As I've previously mentioned, we have more than enough quality and depth in the squad currently that would enable us to replace these players instantly. We have been inundated with enquiries about Jason Henry, Adam Munro, Willie Craig, Billy Gilmour, Adam Morrice, Shogo Nakamura and Bobby Docherty but we do not need to sell anyone so the fees required for these players would be between £80-120m.

As a result of our European adventures of recent years our standing in club football has soared as we are now considered the seventh best team in the world. Furthermore, our league is growing too as we are now considered the sixth best league in the world and will now have three teams in the Champions League and three in the Europa League starting from next year. A dramatic upturn of fortunes considering less than a decade ago we only had one in the Champions League and three in Europa! With all the awards we won at the ceremony as well it's fair to say we've been letting loose and partying these past few weeks before we have it all to do again next year.


Records to beat
Sandy Archibald - 513 League appearances
Ally McCoist - 251 League goals
Sam English - 44 League goals in one season
Bill Struth - 18 League titles


Current
Ross McCrorie - 296 League appearances
Tony Herd - 210 League appearances
Bobby Docherty - 197 League appearances
Tony Herd - 133 League goals
Bobby Docherty - 116 League goals
Alfredo Morelos - 32 goals in one season
Christopher Burns - 11 League titles
The squad is full of young talent, so you can only improve. Keep plugging away and you'll reap the rewards eventually.
2019-07-27 18:16#259473 ScottT : The squad is full of young talent, so you can only improve. Keep plugging away and you'll reap the rewards eventually.

That is true and hopefully, it's getting annoying now but I suppose it's keeping me going by providing a challenge!
Yeah still interested in your tactic bud.

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