Rangers v Newcastle – Pre-season match preview.

Posted on August 6th, 2010 | 33 Comments |

Glasgow Rangers FC.
Glasgow Rangers FC.
Newcastle play their last scheduled game of pre-season at Ibrox tomorrow lunchtime as they go toe-to-toe with Glasgow Rangers.

There is a possibility of fitting in an extra game in midweek because of our opening game now being played on a Monday evening, although as yet there is nothing to report on that one.

So as it stands, this is the last chance for the squad to get a semi-competitive run out before they knuckle down for that last bit of training.

A positive result tomorrow would be nice to go along with our enthusing performance against Deportivo the other night and our spirited fightback against PSV last Saturday, but any result will have to be worked for as Rangers won’t give anything away cheaply.

Newcastle have no new injury or fitness concerns ahead of the match and will only be missing Tamas Kadar, Sol Campbell, Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson from the squad tomorrow. Sol may travel with the squad although I suspect he won’t make be making his debut appearance for the club.

Leon Best will be looking to continue his promising pre-season form whilst Peter Lovenkrands will be eager to play on his return to his old stomping ground. Andy Carroll is yet to get off the mark so it would be nice if he could grab a goal to give him a bit of confidence heading in to the new season, whilst whether or not Joey Barton’s moustache gets another run out is a question that is will only be answered tomorrow.

Rangers are suffering a bit of a cash crisis at the moment, which they can hopefully pull through from. As a result of that, summer spending, much like ours, has been restricted. In fact I don’t think they have signed anyone as yet, although I could be wrong on that.

A tough game can be still be expected however as the home side will want to impress in front of what should be a big crowd at Ibrox. Officially, there will be 3,850 fans in the Broomloan Road end although I dare say there is likely to be a few more dotted around in the home end, which should lead to decent atmosphere.

Personally, I want a result tomorrow, although some fans will say that the result isn’t that important as it is only pre-season. Of course we will need to ensure that we don’t suffer any injuries, particularly to key players, but there also needs to be a bit of risk involved in the quest for match sharpness.

In my opinion, this game should be used as a dummy run for the Manchester United game, or certainly a part of it should at least, and a result would give Newcastle that little bit of extra confidence in the run up to Old Trafford.

Howay the lads!

Date – Saturday, 7th August, 2010.

Time – 1:00pm.

Venue – Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.

Coverage – ESPN UK.

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33 Responses

  1. I had to get a new one up, Stu.

    The rose tinted brigade where everything is rosey fine and la de da and players are above criticism in case it upsets them on their £2 million a year etc brigade were beginning to get rowdy ;)

  2. In a classroom the teacher gave the children flavoured sweets. After a while the children began to identify the flavours by their colour:




    Orange …………..Orange

    Finally the teacher gave them all HONEY lifesavers. None of the children could identify the taste.

    The teacher said, ‘I will give you all a clue. It’s what your mother may sometimes call your father.’

    One little girl looked up in horror, spat her lifesaver out and yelled, ‘Oh my God! They’re arse-holes!

    The teacher had to leave the room

  3. Off topic the new puma shirts are GASH Quality.
    Took the little un to sports direct and he tried on the new home top the day before it went on sale even he said it was plop so got him the blue away kit instead.
    He had it on for a few hours and it was all clicking so took it back for an exchange-I expect this one will be returned as well the quality is woeful.

    I have 3 adidas tops 2 home and the blue away none have budged in the wash and look brand new.

  4. Q. What is the difference between a Drug Dealer and a Hooker?

    A. A Hooker can wash her crack and sell it again.

  5. My son’s got the blue change kit & its been fine but the home one looks like its made from different stuff (its not tho) & the northern rock badge is defo going to peel off. I’ll be keeping the receipt.

  6. Q. What’s a mixed feeling?

    A. When you see your Mother-In-Law backing off a cliff in your new car.

  7. Sorry Toonsy, on a football note, my 7yr old grandson was at Darsley Park training ground for a two hour training session with other 7yr olds from the region and the staff were brilliant with them, showing them skills before letting them off the leash for a good kick around.
    Well done to the club for putting this on for the kids.

  8. This is the most plausible from he tosh site!

    06 Aug 2010 09:47:09
    Preston North End are reported to be in talks with Newcastle over a possible loan move for striker Leon Best. Darren Ferguson is looking to add a quick, hungry striker to his squad before the end of the month and the 25 yr old could be a perfect addition to bolster his squad.

  9. there’s one another game to play
    so hopefully the youngster will win it
    and get through to the semi round


  10. Lesh, just can’t see it happening unless we need the loan fee might be ranger tho.

    Mind, your old site is normally very reliable

  11. May…….I think the young ones just play one of the other beaten 1/4 finalists to determine their final position in the tournament but they can’t progress any further.They’ve done well tho.

  12. ssn are saying that man u & us had scouts at fir park last night watching a keeper, now we know that we don’t need a keeper so I wonder who we were looking at?

  13. No chat about the game tomorrow?

    Who do we need to be in form to stand a chance against Man Yoo?

    Anyone else a bit worried about our pace at the back versus Hernandez – the fastest player at the world cup??

  14. Disppointed looks like Cleverley is staying Manure this season and no new news on Ben Arfa. On the plus Onuoha isn’t going to the unmetionables and there’s going to be an open day at St James on 11th.

  15. Blimey, an open day.

    Ok we know that it’s all about selling kit but what’s noteworthy, this could be an indication that the club’s getting its PR and marketing acts together.

    If so, long overdue and well done NUFC.

  16. Well club spokesman Kevin Nolan said that they wanted to thank the fans as they didn’t get the chance to see all of them at the shirt unveiling/signing thingy.

  17. hitman says:
    August 6, 2010 at 11:24 am

    watch out for rab c…

    Y’ll all be ok cos Rab’s off the drink, a reformed character, born-again, on the wagon……. a pain in the a*se!

  18. I organised a threesome last night. There were a couple of no shows but I still had a good time.

  19. Has anybody else experienced problems trying to take the new Newcastle United away strip (blue) back to Sports Direct due to the fact that it has clicked as soon as it is worn. They refuse to exchange it stating that it is not a quality issue but will ‘click’ if it comes into contact with anything. I have currently sent Sports Direct a letter which will result in me taking legal action if my complaint is not resolved in 14 days. I am reliably informed that the official Newcastle United shops are providing refunds in these circumstances