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Ally McCoist’s Managerial Foibles, the “Hinge Factor” and Rangers’ Downfall

In which I look at how little in the management philosophy of Ally McCoist seems to have changed over the last twelve months, even after all the upheaval there has been.

We travel by way of Napoleon’s soldiers failing to spike Wellington’s guns, Whittaker’s ball throwing and Phil Mac Giolla Bhain’s prescience, from defeat in Malmo in August 2011 to a draw in Berwick in August 2012.

We also consider Mr McCoist’s attempts to build the biggest first team squad in Scottish football, and whether he is still trying to be an SPL manager in the rather different terrain of the SFL3.


When historians look back at the demise of the Rangers Football Club PLC over recent years, one wonders how much of an eye will be cast upon Ally McCoist’s role?

Now, unlike the owners, he did not engage in financial recklessness, or establish legally debatable tax reduction schemes (we do not know if he benefited from one), or even decide not to pay any tax at all. However, he has had a part to play, where different decisions, even minor ones, might have made a huge difference. Continue reading


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Peterhead v Rangers FC – A Graphic Representation + Today Rangers FC’s Worth = £50m

In honour of the first game by the Rangers Football Club in SFL3, I thought I would look at some of the interesting statistics from the game. I have listed each team, with the age of the player and international caps. After that I have some pie charts (in honour of mick) showing graphically what I am looking at.

And do not worry – I am not seeking to step into the Chick Young style pundit shoes, so you will not see this statistical analysis every week!


Peterhead: Continue reading


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