Rangers’ slow road back continues

THERE WAS some encouraging news for Rangers in their 2018-19 financial results, but the figures also revealed just how far the club is behind “old firm” rivals Celtic. Rangers made a loss of £ 11.3 million despite revenues climbing by 63% to £ 53.2 million, boosted by a lengthy involvement in the Europa League. Chairman David King said the financial year had been positive, although … Continue reading Rangers’ slow road back continues

Commentary Box: Gerrard and Rangers. Blinded by the light

HISTORY has told us that great players don’t necessarily make great managers. Some do go on to have decent managerial careers, but how many outstanding footballers can match their days on the park to their time in the dugout? When Bobby Charlton went to Preston North End, they were truly excited about having one of the English game’s great names as their “gaffer”. It didn’t … Continue reading Commentary Box: Gerrard and Rangers. Blinded by the light

Gerrard, the last of the red-hot scousers

The end of a great Liverpool career is nigh. Steven Gerrard, who couldn’t sound more Anfield if he tried – “Course” – has announced his departure from the club he has been with since Primary School. As is customary these days, high-profile players make a media event out of their retirement, international withdrawal, new haircut or the latest line in their burgeoning cosmetic range. Good … Continue reading Gerrard, the last of the red-hot scousers

Suarez, Gamba Osaka, Simeone, Gerrard and Germany scoop our awards

A star-studded cast attended this year’s Game of the People Awards in London’s Leicester Square, and there were some surprises, with Ronaldo and Messi both being snubbed by the judges. The shock winner of the Game of the People Impact Award, given to the player who has made the most influence on 2014, be it positive or negative, was none other than Luis Suarez. The … Continue reading Suarez, Gamba Osaka, Simeone, Gerrard and Germany scoop our awards

As Gerrard goes, the “golden generation” calls time

In a time when players respected management and their employers, the England manager decided when a player’s time was up. Even as recently as the early 90s, when Gary Lineker found himself surplus to requirements on the international stage, the gaffer let players know when it was all over. The ridiculous situation in 2006, when David Beckham held a press conference to tearfully proclaim the … Continue reading As Gerrard goes, the “golden generation” calls time