Author: SoccerTimez

Rangers risk losing millions of pounds if they go down the same transfer route as Celtic, according to Kris Boyd. Celtic announced a £32millions profit before tax in their interim PLC report for the six months to December 2023 on Friday [23 February]. However, Celtic fans were unhappy with the club’s inactivity in the January transfer window, whereas Rangers brought in a few players. Writing in his column for The Scottish Sun [23 February], Boyd said: “Don’t get me wrong, I have no issue with Celtic’s ‘buy low, sell high’ strategy. “The Parkhead…

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Rangers have received a response from UEFA, who claim that it is impossible for the Gers Europa League clash with Benfica at Ibrox to kick off at a later time, according to the Scottish Daily Mail. The newspaper reported in its print edition on Saturday (24 February, page 111) that UEFA have insisted that the Light Blues’ home leg of their tie with Benfica has to kick off at 5:45pm to fulfil the competition’s broadcast commitments. Rangers had voiced their frustrations with the decision via their official channels on Friday (23 February), but the…

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Portuguese press hail ‘outstanding’ Rangers and single out ‘rare’ Ibrox dangerman The Portuguese press are certainly not underestimating the threat of an ‘outstanding’ Rangers side with captain and dangerman James Tavernier set to lead Philippe Clements side out against Benfica in the Europa League last-16.  Speaking after the draw was made on Friday morning, Clement wasted little time in proclaiming Benfica the favourites. Roger Schmidt’s side, the manager says, are a ‘very, very good team’, with Rangers the obvious ‘underdogs’. Now, that is probably true. Rangers are a team with only a fraction of Benfica’s budget. Schmidt…

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Rangers huge psychological title race bonus on cards against Lawrence Shankland and Hearts Rangers can give themselves a “huge psychological bonus” if they continue their 12-year winning streak against Hearts at Ibrox, says Peter Martin. Speaking on PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show on 23 February the host suggested that Celtic playing a day later hands the Light Blues a major opportunity in potentially opening up a five-point lead at the top with a win over the Jambos on 24 February. Ex-Gers captain Lee McCulloch agreed that it can put more pressure…

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The Toronto Maple Leafs should consider a familiar adversary to bolster their roster ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline. It seems like a distant memory when the Toronto Maple Leafs boasted some of the most innovative, youthful, and astute executives in professional sports. Kyle Dubas, with his vision centered on skill and puck possession, orchestrated a remarkable turnaround for the franchise. Prior to his tenure, the team’s postseason appearances were sparse, with just one playoff berth from 2004 to 2016, occurring during a shortened season. Despite only securing one playoff series victory under Dubas’ leadership, it wasn’t for…

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Aaron Boone expected to return as Yankees manager – Yahoo Sports While most New York Yankees fans don’t expect the team to add one of the big free-agent pitchers still available before the start of the season, the team’s owner gave supporters reason to believe it’s not impossible. The Yankees are in the early stages of preparation for the 2024 MLB season and there is solid hope around their spring training that they can be a contender this season. Aaron Judge and Carlos Rodon staying healthy and returning to their 2022 form…

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Vincent Kompany on Burnley’s must-win approach, Crystal Palace test and kinder run of fixtures Vincent Kompany is refusing to describe today’s clash against Crystal Palace as a must-win, but admits Burnley must embark on a run. The Clarets languish in 19th place in the table, seven points adrift of safety with just 13 games of the season remaining. Kompany’s men have finally finished a tough run of fixtures against all three title challengers, with some easier – on paper at least – games coming up over the next few weeks.…

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Vincent Kompany explains why Burnley overhauled their squad following Championship title win Vincent Kompany felt Burnley had to make changes to their Championship-winning squad to bridge that gap to the Premier League. Josh Brownhill was the only player to start for the Claters against Arsenal last week that was part of the club’s title-winning side. Meanwhile the likes of Arijanet Muric, Hjalmar Ekdal, Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jack Cork, Josh Cullen, Manuel Benson, Anass Zaroury and Jay Rodriguez have struggled for game time despite starring last season. The…

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Yankees’ Nick Burdi draws high praise from Aaron Boone: ‘Stuff’s as good as it gets’ The Cincinnati Reds and former New York Yankees first baseman Mike Ford are reportedly in agreement on a contract, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Heyman reported details of the contract as well: “Mike Ford to the Reds on a minor league deal. $1.3M salary in majors, and another 125K in incentives. Spring training and other opts outs included,” Heyman wrote on X (formerly Twitter). Ford, 31, quietly enjoyed a decent season…

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Clement given ‘real’ Rangers manager seal of approval by ex-Ibrox ace Charlie Adam reckons there is no doubt that Philippe Clement is a “real” Rangers manager. The former Ibrox player is confident Clement has already proven he has the credentials to bring success to Rangers. For Adam, it has been a quick learning curve having not had much knowledge of the manager before he pitched up in Glasgow. But, the Fleetwood boss is confident that the impact Clement has already had at Ibrox shows he has what is takes to thrive as Rangers manager. On PLZ…

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