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The German manager attempted to talk the then-16-year-old Rooney into playing for the Scots due to his grandmother's nationality

Former Rangers player Steven Naismith

Despite benefiting, Everton manager David Moyes says Rangers plight is a 'tragedy'

Everton manager David Moyes admits they have benefited from the "tragedy" which has befallen Rangers by snapping up Steven Naismith on a free transfer.

75 per cent of Rangers' season-ticket holders in a recent poll said that they wanted to play in the Third Division

Rangers face spell in bottom tier after SPL rejection

Third Division place on the cards – but that could threaten Scots' new £80m TV deal

Scottish Premier League clubs reject newco Rangers

Newco Rangers chief executive Charles Green has vowed that the club will play in whichever division the Scottish Football League deem fit.

John Fleck

Rangers agree deal with Coventry over John Fleck

Rangers claim they have reached an agreement with Coventry over the transfer of John Fleck.

A view from outside Rangers' stadium, Ibrox

Newco Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray makes 'unreserved' apology

Newco Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray has issued an "unreserved" apology to the rest of Scottish football for the distress the Ibrox crisis has caused.

A view from outside Rangers' stadium, Ibrox

Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray wants end to 'vicious and gratuitous blood lust'

Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray has called for "vicious and gratuitous blood lust" to come to an end for the sake of Scottish football as a whole.

No agreement reached on Rangers joining First Division

The Scottish Football League have said they have not reached agreement with any other footballing body over newco Rangers playing in the Irn-Bru First Division.

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Rangers omitted from Scottish Premier League fixture list

Scottish Premier League secretary Iain Blair has confirmed Rangers were omitted from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixture list for the forthcoming season after an application was made to transfer their place to a newco.

The Ibrox club won their court battle against an SFA transfer embargo

Charles Green wants SFA talks over Rangers

Charles Green wants dialogue with Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan to prevent the dispute between Rangers and the ruling body spiralling out of control.

Rangers' home ground, the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

Rangers start proceedings over transfer embargo

Rangers today took their battle against a 12-month transfer embargo to the law courts.

Hearts thrash Hibs in one-sided Scottish Cup final

Hibernian 1 Hearts 5

Feeling blue: Ally McCoist has endured another tough week at Ibrox

McCoist playing down talk of Old Firm finale

Rangers manager argues that the Scottish game needs his team in top flight

Looking Grim: Rangers manager Ally McCoist has spent more time in crisis meetings than on the training ground as he helps the administrators search for a new owner

Rangers manager Ally McCoist condemns SFA threats

Threatening behaviour towards members of a Scottish Football Association panel that punished Rangers was described as disgusting by manager Ally McCoist today.

Rangers' home ground, the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

Rangers administrators to appeal against transfer embargo and fine

Rangers' administrators have requested an immediate expedited appeals process over the sanctions imposed on the club by the Scottish Football Association's judicial panel last night.

Rangers suspend Kyle Lafferty over 'breach of discipline'

Rangers have confirmed striker Kyle Lafferty has been suspended for two weeks amid reports of a dispute with manager Ally McCoist.

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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

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