Bad boy Joey Barton sacked from Rangers

Bad boy Joey Barton has been given a one match ban by the Scottish Football Associstion for betting. Barton placed 44 bets between July 1st and September 15th. He was charged with breaking the rules to gambling on soccer matches – his contract with Rangers was terminated last week. Barton will no doubt sign for a new … [Read the full story]

Aministrators to avoid cost-cutting at Rangers

Administrators are accelerating the sale of financially-crippled Rangers with a view to avoiding implementing “very severe” cost-cutting measures. Duff & Phelps had hoped talks with players, their agents, manager Ally McCoist and PFA Scotland would bring about wage cuts with the club needing to save $6.68 million this season. In the wake of talks stalling … [Read the full story]

Rangers players accept 75% wage cut

Rangers players have accepted a 75 per cent cut in wages to prevent the squad being decimated by up to 15 redundancies. At one stage the club’s administrators  threatened to axe the club’s top five earners, plus 10 others, as they tried to reduce monthly outgoings by $2 million. It would have left manager Ally … [Read the full story]

Scottish giants go into administration

Scottish champions Rangers’ crippling financial problems intensified when an Edinburgh court announced that the club intended to enter administration. The Glasgow giants have lodged papers with the Court of Session in Edinburgh notifying an intention to declare an administrator. Rangers, who boast Socceroos utility Matt McKay on their books, are awaiting the verdict of a … [Read the full story]

Champion Inter Milan face AC Milan, Real Madrid and Spurs in Champions League

The UEFA Champions League group stage draw has  pitted titleholders Inter Milan against Tottenham Hotspur, with Real Madrid set to face Inter’s fierce rivals AC Milan. Inter, now in the care of former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, also have German side Werder Bremen and Dutch champions FC Twente for company in Group A along with … [Read the full story]