Rangers

23 Feb 19
PakistanBites

It was great to go to Lahore again recently.  Katherine was with us for February half term so we took the opportunity to spend a few days there.  We started with a trip to the Wagha border with India, where we attended the border ceremony for the lowering of the Pakistani and Indian flags at […]

23 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
GRAEME SHINNIE showed exactly why Aberdeen are desperate to keep him with a deadly double. The Dons skipper scored in either half to give Derek McInnes’ side all three points and a SEVENTH straight win on the road. Aberdeen move to within two points of Rangers after 2-0 win at McDiarmid Park Shinnie is in the final months of his contract and has been offered new deal, rumoured to be the biggest in the club’s history. The large travelling support sing about him being one of their own, but the real fear for everyone connected with the Reds must be where the 27-year-old sees his future. He has remained tight-lipped on the subject and this performance wouldn’t have gone unnoticed by his suitors. Scotland gaffer Alex McLeish must also have been impressed by Shinnie with games against Kazakhstan and San Marino just around the corner. The victory moves the Reds to within two points of Rangers, for 24 hours at least, while Kilmarnock’s defeat at Livingston moves them four clear in third. For the Saints it extends their winless run to seven games, with only one goal scored in those matches. With Hibs finding form they have to turn things around if they want to secure a top six spot. THE VERDICT ST JOHNSTONE Cammy Bell 6 Richard Foster 6 Jason Kerr 7 Joe Shaughnessy 6 Scott Tanser 6 David Wotherspoon 5 Murray Davidson 6 Sean Goss 5 Liam Craig 5 Matthew Kennedy 6 Chris Kane 5 Subs: Tony Watt (Craig 55, 4), Danny Swnason (Wotherspoon 72, 3), Callum Hendry (Kane 80, 2) ABERDEEN Joe Lewis 6 Dominic Ball 8 Mikey Devlin 7 Andrew Considine 7 Max Lowe 6 Lewis Ferguson 7 Graeme Shinnie 9 Gary Mackay-Steven 6 Greg Stewart 6 Connor McLennan 7 Sam Cosgrove 5 Subs: Niall McGinn (McLennan 70, 4), Stevie May (Stewart 77, 3), Stephen Gleeson (Mackay-Steven 85, 2) MAN OF THE MATCH GRAEME SHINNIE takes the award ahead of Dons team-mates Dominic Ball and Connor McLennan. The Aberdeen skipper put himself about all afternoon and picked up his eighth caution of the season. However, his moments of magic saw him be the Reds’ match winner with a deadly double. St Johnstone defender Jason Kerr also impressed in front of Scotland boss Alex McLeish. The big defender never gave Sam Cosgrove a kick all day. MAN IN THE MIDDLE EUAN ANDERSON might not be as famous a name as some of his colleagues because he DOESN’T make many high-profile blunders. There was a few meaty challenges in this one, but the whistler kept a lid on things with a calm and composed performance. Dealt with all the flashpoints well and was right to book Chris Kane, Jason Kerr, Richard Foster and Graeme Shinnie. Could have let the game go at times instead of calling things back but was decent. MEN IN THE DUGOUT DEREK McINNES will be delighted with his players as they got the win they probably deserved. Their makeshift backline stood up to an early onslaught from the home side before Graeme Shinnie’s opener – before he secured the win with his second. They weren’t at their sparkling best but at this stage of the season points are what matter. For Tommy Wright their winless run stretches to seven games, with the lack of goals a concern. Tommy Wright stuck with the same line-up who earned a 0-0 with away to Rangers last week. Aberdeen made two changes from their draw with St Mirren with Tommie Hoban’s season over due to a cruciate injury, while Niall McGinn dropped to the bench. Dominic Ball and Connor McLennan came in. The Saints have struggled in front of goal of late but they almost broke the deadlock twice inside the first six minutes. A loose ball deflected into the path of Matthew Kennedy who was 12-yards out. He took a touch before firing for goal, only for Andy Considine to throw himself in the way to divert it for a corner. A succession of set-plays followed and 60 seconds later Liam Craig wasted an even better chance. McLeish would have been impressed by Shinnie’s two-goal display ahead of qualifiers next month This time Murray Davidson nodded the ball forward from the edge of the area, while his midfield colleague snuck in behind the Dons’ defence. He slipped as he tried to make a connection and Joe Lewis gratefully gathered. Four minutes later it was Max Lowe who came his side’s rescue with a vital back post clearance. This time Kennedy swung in a deep cross looking for Craig, only for the on loan Derby full back to hook clear in the nick of time, before Lewis had to gather from Kennedy’s shot soon after. They had struggled to get going but the Dons got themselves ahead on 14 minutes with their first attack thanks to Shinnie’s third goal of the season. Ball robbed Kennedy on the halfway line before driving forward. He laid it into his skipper who cut inside Goss and curled a right foot shot into the bottom corner giving Cammy Bell no chance. The goal hero then burst a gut to bail his team out on the half hour mark. Lowe’s poor touch the middle of the Saints’ half gave it away. Shinnie fires home the first of his two goals Sean Goss led the break and dinked a ball over Ball to Kane who stepped away from the big defender. He looked set to break his duck for the season, only for Shinnie to come steaming in and knock it clear – being caught in the process, leaving Kane to pick up the first booking of the day. Mackay-Steven stung the palms of Bell six minutes before the break as he caught McLennan’s cross on the volley, but it was a good stop from the keeper. McLennan should have doubled the lead six minutes after the restart. The winger was teed up inside the box by Shinnie, he was only ten yards out, although he somehow ballooned the ball over when he should have at least worked Bell. Saints were inches away from an equaliser on 57 minutes. Kennedy beat Ball on the right wing and his shot deflected off Mikey Devlin. Shinnie leaps into the air in celebration Lewis had already committed himself, but the Dons escaped when the ball smashed off the post. Jason Kerr had been a rock all afternoon for the Saints and he denied Lowe with a last-gasp challenge after the full-back had been cleverly picked out by Greg Stewart after a Dons counter attack. But that man Shinnie put the game beyond doubt with 15 minutes left. He drove from the middle of the park before firing a low shot into the bottom corner leaving Bell clutching at thin air. Saints tried to find a way back without ever troubling Lewis as the Dons comfortably held on. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”5710808618001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Listen to this hilarious Aberdeen song to the tune of sugar sugar as Dons star winds-up Gary Mackay-Steven”]  
23 Feb 19
Documentary Short Film Festival

Two friends, a filmmaker and photographer, traverse the vast expanses of Namibia in their 4×4 Ford Ranger. Discover with them the wild animals of Etosha, the incredible richness of life in the Himba village or the volcanic mountains of Damaraland and meet the locals in Katutura, a poor district in the capital. This hypnotic road […]

23 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
RANGERS ace Fernando Ricksen has revealed plans to get a lion inked on his neck – after a Celtic fan caused outrage with a sick tattoo stunt about the star. The stricken ace, 42, will go under the needle on Monday for the latest addition to his body art. The footie ace played with Rangers for six years The Ibrox hero’s latest tat will be a constant reminder of his brave battle against motor neurone disease, joining other inked messages including “warrior” and “no surrender”. Close friend and biographer Vincent de Vries said: “Fernando is getting a lion tattoo on Monday. Rangers legend Nacho Novo makes astonishing ‘Celtic mafia’ claim about SFA “He can’t wait to look himself in the mirror, to see this fierce lion staring back.” It comes as he blasted a “disgusting” Celtic fan over a tasteless tat about his pal – and urged fans not to give the sicko responsible any attention. Fernando Ricksen is battling motor neurone disease We told earlier how a Hoops supporter posted a picture of a “Ricksen is a m***o” thigh tattoo on social media. It is unclear whether the tat belongs to the fan, from Coatbridge, or a pal. Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Vincent said: “I only wonder what this other person thinks when he looks in the mirror. “Fernando doesn’t want to spend too much energy on him. That will be too much honour for this guy. A Celtic fan shared a picture of the sick Ricksen tattoo “Fernando wants to spend his energy on things which are really important for him: to beat MND.” But the fan has been branded a “vile and sad individual” for the ink slur. Rangers and Celtic fans united to condemn the sick stunt after the man, from Coatbridge. Lanarkshire, deleted the post. One Gers fan said: “That’s just the lowest of the low.” Fernando's latest and "best tattoo ever" #nosurrender #nodefeat #rangers pic.twitter.com/nAQVBsWuco — Vincent de Vries (@therealvdv) August 12, 2014 A picture from five years ago shows Ricksen at the early stages of his tattoo collection Another added: “Feel physically sick looking at that.” A third branded the tattoo “effing vile” as another called out the lad as a “sad individual”. Meanwhile, Hoops fan Kevin Sommerville said: “I am a Celtic fan and find this absolutely disgusting and shocking. Doesn’t matter who they played for.” Steven Johnstone added: “This is bang out of order. “Any true Celtic fan will agree, by mocking Fernando Ricksen with this tattoo he is mocking the legend James Connelly Jonhstone (Jinky) as he had MND as well.” And Leanne Hughes wrote: “Am a Celtic fan and this is beyond vile. Sick, sick people in this world. God bless Fernando.” [article-rail-topic title=”RELATED NEWS” term_id=”59″ posts_number=”6″ /] We told earlier how the Gers legend, fighting MND, took ill at an Ibrox bash in October. The dad of one battled in hospital for two months and was later transferred to the St Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie, where he revealed he will spend the rest of his life. He told the Scottish Sun at the time: “I know I will stay in this hospice for the rest of my life. I have no other choice but to accept it.” “It was depressing at times being in hospital – but it’s not like that in a hospice. It feels like home.” [bc_video video_id=”5574323967001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Cristiano Ronaldo meets Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen and gives him a shirt”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
23 Feb 19
Game Codes UK

The King & The Warlord is the second Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER. Bolstering the forces of both The Greenskins and The Dwarfs, it introduces famous rival characters, new iconic units and new battle maps from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles to your Grand Campaigns and Custom/Multiplayer battles. Two new Legendary Lords……with new […]

23 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
RANGERS PR boss Jim Traynor says the club plan fresh talks with BBC Scotland in the wake of their latest row. The Gers communications chief today slammed the Beeb over their handling of an interview with him for the teatime news. Former newspaper journalist Traynor has had his say on Gers’ BBC situation The Beeb earlier backed their news interview with Traynor after criticism He also said Sportscene was OBSESSED with Light Blues striker Alfredo Morelos. In an interview with Club 1872, Traynor went onto list several issues Rangers have had with the BBC, including the infamous Mad Men spoof which saw a silhoutted Ally McCoist falling to his death. He also raised the broadcaster’s October apology for using an “offensive image” of midfielder Ryan Jack. Traynor said: “Apologies from them are worthless because these things happen time after time after time. “There is a catalogue of examples which will be addressed at whatever level with the BBC. “We’ve been negotiating with them for two or three years now. “It’s no further forward because there’s an intransigence there. “They will not accept that any of their journalists, any of their workers, any of their members of staff could be anything less than absolutely honest and full of integrity in everything they do. “That’s just absurd.” [article-rail-curated title=”Related Stories” selected_posts=”3916490,3916239,3916199,3916440,3915819,3915934″ /] Ex-Beeb pundit Traynor also took aim at his former employers over Twitter comments allegedly made by staff about Ibrox chairman Dave King. He added: “Rangers won’t let this slide. ‘HOW I SEE IT’ Rangers legend Nacho Novo makes astonishing ‘Celtic mafia’ claim about SFA “It’s almost on a weekly basis that we’re seeing examples of where the BBC are being less than fair, less than balanced and less than accurate [towards Rangers]. “It really has to stop and they have to acknowledge that this is happening before we can move forward.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6005214673001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rangers fan tells talkSPORT’s Jim White it’s acceptable to be sectarian during 90-minute football match “]
23 Feb 19
South OC Beaches

Crystal Cove State Park hosts a Ranger Chat Saturday February 23 2019.

23 Feb 19
High Velocity Sport

St Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen: Shinnie double extends hosts’ winless run to seven https://ift.tt/2ErVm9u Graeme Shinnie curled in his, and Aberdeen’s, first goal in the first half A double from captain Graeme Shinnie earned Aberdeen victory over St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership, and extended the hosts’ winless run to seven games. Shinnie curled in the […]

23 Feb 19
FortNite FTW

Love ranger hasnt come back at all this whole season. We have gotten the Frozen love ranger, the fallen love ranger, but the normal one hasn't even returned all season. We even got new skins for Valentine's day. This skin has come in the shop like a billion times but this season they don't bring […]

23 Feb 19
Game Codes UK

For the first time in over 20 years, we are heralding the return of a much loved piece of gaming history with the classic RPG, Wasteland! Mutants. Again. Even more than there were last time: they seem to materialize out of the very grains of the radioactive desert sand. Venomous yellow eyes. The black gunmetal […]

23 Feb 19
KahawaTungu

AFC Leopards woes deepened on Saturday when they went down 2-0 against Mathare United at the Machakos’ Kenyatta Stadium. The loss was Ingwe’s sixth on the bounce in the Kenyan Premier League this season – amplifying relegation worries inside the den. Ingwe remain second from bottom in the KPL standings with a paltry ten points […]

23 Feb 19
Here's something that inspired me...

The book has a few essential ideas which are worth while but it takes quite a lot of background to get to them. Below are my key takeaways. The context for McChrystal was trying to get specialist units in very different parts of the military, who each worked incredibly effectively in their specific area, to […]

23 Feb 19
Justice. Mercy. Mayhem.

As I had begun to tell you about before our adventures in tetanus, we only recently discovered podcasts. We love them!! These have improved our bedtimes by leaps and bounds. We still haven’t gotten the kids out of our room, and I’m still not well enough to read to them every night, but we no […]