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September 28, 2009

Stalemate, Deadlock, Goalless….sound oh so familiar? Well that was the case again this weekend as Rangers drew 0 – 0 at home to Aberdeen, as the Ibrox side failed to put away their chances against what was a youthful Aberdeen side.

Rangers started the match lively enough with a handful of missed chances in the first half from winger Jerome Rothen, Strikers Kenny Miller and Nacho Novo. In the second half Rangers best chances came from Kris Boyd with two headed efforts both which failed to hit the back of the net.

September 24, 2009

After three consecutive draws in their last three matches the Ibrox club got back to winning ways as they beat Queen on South 2-1 at Palmerston Park on Wednesday night.

Stevie Naismith continues to keep up his good run of form as he hit the opener on the 16th minute; Kris Boyd set him up with a low cross from the far right after receiving a clever ball from the Rangers half by teammate Pedro Mendes and Naismith fired the ball into the back of the net.

September 10, 2009

Scotland’s 2010 World Cup qualification dream died on the 9th day of the 9th month of the 9th year and crucially nine minutes from fulltime when Dutch winger Eljero Elia hit the back of the net for the visitors to seal Scotland’s fate.

Chances galore in both halves for Scotland but all sadly to no avail. Four first team Rangers players made manager George Burleys starting eleven; Captain Davie Weir, defender Steven Whittaker, forwards Kenny Miller and Stevie Naismith (a late call up to the squad after the Macedonia game) who was in for the suspended James McFadden.

September 6, 2009

Scotland's World Cup qualification dream is still alive thanks to a thrilling second half performance at Hampden Park on Saturday in front of a capacity crowd of just over 50,000.

Two goals in the second half from Celtic midfielder Scott Brown and Birmingham City forward James McFadden sets up another must win clash against the innovators of 'Total Football', The Netherlands on Wednesday (9th Sept) at the national stadium.

Three Rangers players helped the national cause on Saturday including captain Davie Weir and striker Kenny Miller who both made Scotland manager George Burley's starting eleven and defender Steven Whittaker, who came on as a substitute after just 13 minutes replacing the injured Calum Davidson.

September 1, 2009

Transfer deadline day is always a nervy, exciting and sometimes frustrating day for football fans.

Today the Rangers fans were treated to their first new signing in just over a year as Paris Saint-German winger Jerome Rothen put pen to paper on a year long loan move to the Ibrox club.

Walter Smith moved in for the 31-year-old winger after the player snubbed a move to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers and German outfit Schalke '04, instead opting for an opportunity to win titles and play Champions League football with Rangers.