Ally Mccoist & Murray Park

Alistair Murdoch Ally McCoist MBE, (/məˈkɔɪst/; 24 September 1962) is a Scottish football player, manager and pundit. Murray Park is the training ground of association football team Rangers F.C. Located in Auchenhowie, Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow. 5.0/5

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Rangers 4-2 Fulham: Gers see off Cottagers GOALS from Lewis Macleod, Kenny Miller, Nicky Law and Nicky Clark gave Rangers a 4-2 victory over English Championship side Fulham at Murray Park this afternoon. A strong Rangers side started the match, with Cammy Bell between the sticks, and a back four of Richard Foster, Lee Mcculloch, Bilel Mohsni and Lee Wallace, while in midfield David Templeton made his first pre-season appearance. Youngster Ryan Sinnamon played part of the second half, replacing Wallace after 66 minutes. Kenny Miller put the Ibrox side ahead following Mohsni’s knock-down from Fraser Aird’s corner, before Moussa Dembele headed Fulham back on level terms. On the 20 minute mark, Lewis Macleod - in his first game since January - restored Rangers’ advantage with a 25-yard drive, but Colombian striker Hugo Rodallega levelled for the London club from 15 yards. Rangers boss Ally McCoist made four changes at half time, including Steve Simonsen, back training with the club following the expira ...
Ally McCoist has defended Lee Mcculloch after the Rangers captain was branded a dirty player by Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal. The Israel international was out for four months with ankle ligament trouble after a tackle by the 35-year-old stopper during an Old Firm game in December 2011. And according to the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, Kayal said: “The injury didn’t look that bad but I believe he did it on purpose. That player is not the cleanest in the world.” However, speaking at the club’s Murray Park training ground ahead of Sunday’s Ramsdens Cup final against Raith Rovers at Easter Road, the Ibrox manager said: “Anybody who knows Lee, knows he is not a dirty player. “I don’t think he is a dirty player at all. I can’t even remember the tackle or the incident. “I defend my player and my skipper against any comments like that. “With the greatest respect to Kayal, I would have the Old Firm games down as quite tame in comparison to some of the previous Old Firm games. “I am not sure ...
Smashing trip to Murray Park to play 05s. Bonus that Ally McCoist was there and watched most of our last match.
DAMARCUS Beasley was delighted to see a few familiar faces at Murray Park this morning as he trained with the United States squad ahead of Friday's international friendly against Scotland. Beasley chatted with Gers boss Ally McCoist and the staff and also bumped into a few of his former teammates including Lee Mcculloch and Kenny Miller who is currently using the facilities at the club’s training ground. For 31-year-old Beas returning to Auchenhowie was a special moment and it brought back a lot of memories from his three-year spell with the Light Blues. The winger - who is currently being used as a left back by US coach Jurgen Klinsmann - admits his time in Scotland was often frustrating with injuries holding him back on more than one occasion. Nevertheless he also enjoyed success at Ibrox and after signing for Walter Smith’s Gers from PSV Eindhoven in July 2007 he became part of a squad that would win two league titles, domestic cups and also reach the final of the UEFA Cup in 2007/08. During that c ...
Attitude Must Be Right KENNY McDOWALL says it’s up to Rangers to show the right attitude in order to continue their winning run at Brechin this weekend. The Light Blues go to Glebe Park on the league business for the first time, although they were there in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup last season. There’s a stark contrast between then and now in terms of the players assistant manager McDowall and boss Ally McCoist have at their disposal. Some 15 months ago, a team was selected from what remained of the squad after administration including a glut of youngsters plus newly-signed but unfit Ian Black. Now, the pool is much bigger, far more experienced and Black’s upturn in form recently is a fair reflection of the overall change. With eight successive league victories and 10 overall if you factor in Ramsdens successes against Berwick and Queen of the South, Gers have plenty of momentum. But McDowall is adamant nothing should be taken for granted and wants the Light Blues to go into their next fix ...
MARIUS ZALIUKAS has returned to Lithuania to mull over a contract offer from Rangers. The former Hearts defender impressed during a trial stint at Murray Park and has been offered a Gers contract following talks with chief executive Craig Mather last week. Light Blues boss Ally McCoist said: "Marius trained very well with us and I know Craig had a chat with the board and myself then put an offer to him. "He has now gone back home to contemplate it and to have a think, so hopefully, we will hear from him soon. "We, as staff, feel we should strengthen in the centre of defence, although with that said, when you're getting hat-tricks from one of your centre-halves it's always encouraging and pleasing. "I just feel, though, we need to think about the longer term and it's an area we definitely need to bring someone in." After seeing off Arbroath 5-1 on Saturday, McCoist's side are in Ramsdens Cup action tonight when they face Queen of the South. And McCoist has major injury doubts over two Gers stars ahead of t ...
Green was right about the wage that Ally McCoist and his management team being on is too high. Also correct about Murray Park costs.
WALDO'S READY It is only 12 months since the Light Blues returned for pre-season training and boss Ally McCoist was confronted by a sparse dressing room at Murray Park. Lee Wallace was one of the few who reported for duty, reaffirming his commitment to the cause and his desire to help Rangers find their feet and embark on the road to recovery. The situation this time around is significantly different, and far more positive, for the Ibrox club. McCoist has added seven new faces to his squad, including competition for Wallace in the shape of returning left-back Stevie Smith. The Light Blue ranks have been significantly bolstered and a year on from a bleak outlook, the picture is becoming more perfect for the Gers. "As a club it is great and as players it is great to have that bit of help in," Wallace said. "There are some good, strong players there with good experience and that certainly will help us move forward and to be ready for the next step, which is obviously the Second Division. "He (Smith) has been ...
Rangers' pre-season paradise will help Ally McCoist hit ground running in 2013/14 season Published on 29 June 2013 Derek Johnstone RANGERS returned to pre-season training last Monday morning and the scenes at Murray Park were a stark contrast to those we saw 12 months ago. Things are far more organised this time out and boss Ally McCoist has had his plans in place for several weeks now. In terms of his signings, he has brought in the right players, not just bodies to fill out the squad as he had to do last summer. He has had a year to look at his squad and decide what and who he wants to bring in and I don't think any Rangers fans will argue with the guys Ally has brought to the club. The one thing you can guarantee this season is competition for places. You couldn't do that last year. Ally has got a good squad of players, and I don't think he is finished his summer shopping just yet. There will still be players coming into the club in the coming weeks I am sure. The preparations across the club are far b ...
Cammy Bell wouldn’t be upset by Rangers handing a career lifeline to Craig Gordon. Or by Ally McCoist bringing anyone else in for that matter. For the new Light Blues keeper CRAVES the kind of competition he feels can take his game to a new level. Former Scotland, Sunderland and Hearts hero Gordon last played a competitive game 14-months ago. Now he’s on the comeback trail, trying to prove his fitness at Murray Park and attempting to overcome knee problems. Onlooking Gers boss Ally McCoist has just lost last season’s No1 Neil Alexander and is keen to bring in another keeper. And free transfer capture Bell would be delighted to see Gordon added to the squad. The ex-Kilmarnock star said: “I knew Craig was in here last season, doing some coaching stuff with Jim Stewart because he’s doing his badges at the moment. “I always knew there was going to be another goalie coming in. “I was expecting Neil Alexander to be here as I got told it would be Neil and me — or me and someone else. “It doesn ...
RANGERS boss Ally McCoist today strengthened his squad further by signing left-back Stevie Smith on a two-year deal. The capture of the former Gers defender takes McCoist's total number of summer signings to five. He has already brought in Cammy Bell, Nicky Clark, Jon Daly and Nicky Law to the Ibrox club. And Honduran international midfielder Arnold Peralta is expected to unveiled as a new Rangers player early next week. Smith (left) who spent eight years as a player at Ibrox before leaving in 2010, has been without a club since last year. The ex-Scotland Under-21 international was released by MLS club Portland Timbers along with team-mate Kris Boyd in December. He has been training at Murray Park – as have Boyd and Kenny Miller – this year as he has looked for another club. And he clearly impressed McCoist with his fitness and sharpness as he has been handed a contract until the end of the 2014/15 season. The acquisition of the 27-year-old adds strength in depth to McCoist's squad as he already has L ...
GERS new boy Nicky Clark admits a few words of advice from his famous dad, 80s Ibrox star Sandy, helped him decide on making the switch to Rangers from Queen of the South - not that he needed much coaxing! Sandy has worked closely with his son for the past 12 months as Allan Johnston’s assistant manager at Palmerston Park and has seen Nicky develop into a prolific marksman in Scottish football’s lower leagues. Clark Snr, of course, has enjoyed a lengthy playing and managerial career in senior football and on March 17, 1983 he joined Rangers from West Ham United for £160,000 having started his career at his hometown club Airdrieonians. He went on to make 64 appearances for the Light Blues, scoring 22 goals, and featured in the League Cup final of March 1984 when his strike partner Ally McCoist famously netted a hat-trick to beat Old Firm rivals Celtic. Nicky’s only hope of playing alongside the club’s greatest goalscorer will be in training at Murray Park but already he is looking forward to worki ...
RANGERS will be without six senior players for tomorrow’s meeting with Queen’s Park and the expectation is Lee Mcculloch will join them on the sidelines once again too. The Light Blues captain trained this morning at Murray Park but is now getting intensive treatment on the ankle problem which has sidelined him for most of 2013 so far. McCulloch is rated as extremely doubtful for the clash with the Spiders, although boss Ally McCoist will give him every chance to prove his fitness. Kevin Kyle and Francisco Sandaza are definitely absent through injuries while Kal Naismith is suspended for two games after he was sent off at Dundee United six days ago. That leaves the Ibrox team desperately short of attacking options and Andy Little will move into a central striking role from the right side of midfield. Barrie McKay will probably come into the team too after turning in a good show for Scotland’s under-19s against the Netherlands in midweek. Lewis Macleod remains on crutches and with a brace on his knee ...
Durrant backs call to rest Ibrox graduates as degree of difficulty is cranked up for cup IAN Durrant today defended Rangers boss Ally McCoist's decision to rest his young guns – and insisted the Ibrox club will reap the rewards in the future. Lewis Macleod has been a familiar face for Rangers The Light Blues boss has left starlets like Fraser Aird, Robbie Crawford, Lewis Macleod and Barrie McKay out of his team in Irn-Bru Third Division ties in recent weeks. Without the enthusiasm, pace and skill of the highly-rated Murray Park graduates, performances on the park have often left much to be desired for the supporters. Indeed, this month Rangers have slumped to a 1-1 draw with Elgin City, survived a second-half scare against Berwick Rangers and sneaked a narrow 1-0 victory over Peterhead. At the weekend the Glasgow giants passed up a number of gilt-edged opportunities and then conceded a late equaliser to draw with part-timers Montrose. And three of those games – the league meetings with football minnow ...
Ian Black having a wee rant to the daily record lol. John RANGERS' Ian Black has put the SPL in their place over reconstruction with the ferocity of the challenge that dumped him on top of an advertising hoarding at Peterhead last weekend. Ally McCoist joked then that Black was unscathed but the hoarding would be out injured for three weeks. But Black was in no mood for humour at Murray Park yesterday when he lambasted proposals to introduce a new league set-up of 12-12-18 and leave Rangers back where they started six months ago in the Third Division. SPL clubs meet at Hampden on Monday morning for the latest round of reconstruction talks and Rangers owner Charles Green has complained about the Ibrox club not having been asked officially for their views on the immediate future of the game. Black, however, didn’t wait for an invitation before wading into the debate with all guns blazing. A big critic of the unacceptable tackling and even less appealing standard of refereeing he’s found on the lowest ru ...
Neil Alexander has stunned Rangers by rejecting a new one-year deal worth an incredible £10,000 A WEEK in the SFL. And Ibrox boss Ally McCoist could be set to splash out £150k on a replacement — Aussie international keeper Mathew Ryan. The twice-capped Central Coast Mariners ace jets into Scotland for a ten-day training stint today — ahead of a proposed summer move to Gers. Weekend blunder keeper Alexander — his horror OG gifted Elgin a 1-1 draw at Ibrox — is holding out for at least a two-year contract on that astonishing £10k wage. SunSport understands the money on the table for the 34-year-old actually represents a cut of about £1,000 a week. But Alexander is holding out for longer-term security. It’s unclear if the club’s hierarchy are prepared to add a further 12 months. And Ryan’s arrival at Murray Park today will cast further doubt on his future. The 20-year-old is classed as the best young keeper in Aussie football. He had trials with Spurs, Wigan and West Brom last summer. He ha ...
OLD BOYS CAN HELP THE NEW THEY netted nearly 160 goals for Rangers and have over 80 Scotland caps between them. As Gers battle it out in the Third Division, the sight of Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller combining to gun down SPL opposition is a distant memory at Ibrox. But gaffer Ally McCoist has revealed how both stars have been playing key roles in helping his side regroup and go again. SPL record scorer Boyd is at MLS side Portland Timbers, while Miller is with rivals Vancouver Whitecaps. But McCoist has allowed both to train with his squad at Murray Park during their off-season. McCoist said: “It has been great to see them and it has added some hilarity to training. It is an important part of Rangers — boys being able to come back and train and join in. “Can it help the young lads? Of course it can, absolutely. “Kenny and Boydy are not the type of guys who are going to come into training to mess about. “They come in to train. Their attitude is very good and they are a pleasure to have about the pl ...
IT was a throwaway phrase uttered through an open car window which would help energise a club and drive it forwards as darkness enveloped. Thursday, February 16 was just two days into Rangers’ administration. But when Ally McCoist was stopped at the gates of Murray Park after what was to become an all-too-regular set of meetings that had never been in his original job spec, he issued an unrehearsed statement that would become the rallying call for survival. Asked if he’d considered quitting, with steel in his eyes and his usual wit understandably absent, he replied: “We don’t do walking away”. Yet the man who had successfully taken his gift of the gab to the TV screens before sacrificing a cosy spot in the studio for a place in the hotseat of his boyhood heroes hadn’t realised just how much his comment would strike a chord with Gers fans across the globe. Now as a never-to-forget 2012 closes for Gers, it is THE phrase which will forever be associated with the club’s cash plight. Some felt he ...
FRIDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2012 15:00 Ross Targets Hampden Win WRITTEN BY NEIL SMITH ROSS PERRY is hoping to get the chance to play at Hampden for the first time in his senior career tomorrow when Rangers take on Queen’s Park. The big defender has experienced running out at the national stadium as he progressed through the youth ranks at Murray Park having played in the Youth Cup finals of 2007, 2008 and 2009. In ’07 and ’08 finals Ross enjoyed stunning 5-0 and 3-1 victories over Old Firm rivals Celtic but on the third occasion he was gutted to lose 2-1 to Hibs after extra time. This weekend he hopes be on the winning side again as Ally McCoist's first-team squad targets a tenth league win in a row against the Spiders. Perry said: “It’s always nice to play at the national stadium albeit under different circumstances than usual as it’s usually semis or Cup finals we’re playing in. “But it will be nice and we are expecting another big crowd. “The first couple of times I played there was in Youth ...
Bright Days Are Dawning WRITTEN BY ANDREW DICKSON MONDAY, February 13 is a day I’ll never forget for the way it changed the direction this great sporting institution was heading in. I had been at Murray Park for our weekly sit down with Ally McCoist then stayed behind to speak to a couple of players. Whilst working on the ninth issue of Rangers Monthly – an edition which would never come out at Duff and Phelps behest – news that the club was filing to go into administration broke. I walked out of our office at the training ground to report back to Ibrox by phone and was faced with the manager and Craig Whyte walking down the corridor towards me. I told both what was being claimed, with Whyte’s reaction being he thought it would have been the following day before anyone found out. It was an undoubtedly naïve view to take. This is Rangers Football Club and while he felt it would take 24 hours for people to catch on, it required less than two. Ally had just been told the news himself and looked she ...
Luca Gasparotto, with Rangers youth team coach Billy Kirkwood, is heading back to Toronto for the festive period Now the defender hopes he can be the next Light Blue protege to make it big in the Ibrox first team this season. Toronto-born Gasparotto has spent the last 18 months learning his trade at Murray Park and will join some of his team-mates in Turkey next month as part of the Leonardo da Vinci Initiative. Gasparotto has seen a number of his young colleagues star for boss Ally McCoist this season and is keen to be the next breakthrough act. He said: "A year-and-a-half ago, my agent set up a trial for me and I came here for a week in pre-season. "I must have caught the eye of the coaches and they liked what they saw and I moved over here shortly after. "I am really happy here, it has been going well and I have trained with the first team a few times as well. "I am just waiting for my opportunity and hopefully I can take it if it comes along. "Everyone knows it is not that far away, it is within reach ...
Had to appeal that one. Ref simply got it wrong.Greg WEDNESDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2012 17:05 Gers Appeal Wallace Red WRITTEN BY ANDREW DICKSON RANGERS have submitted an appeal against Lee Wallace’s sending off in last night’s 3-0 victory over Annan Athletic at Ibrox to the SFA this afternoon. The former Hearts defender was dismissed in the second half of the win against the Galabankies for fouling Jack Steele in the penalty area. Referee Paul Robertson had no hesitation in awarding a spot kick but also showed Wallace a straight red card. Although the player himself reluctantly accepted the verdict and left the field of play, captain Lee Mcculloch’s own protests were so strong he was cautioned in the aftermath. Having reviewed footage of the incident at Murray Park today, manager Ally McCoist feels the decision to remove the 25-year-old from the match early was harsh. And after careful consideration, the Light Blues have exercised their right to appeal against the ruling. It is understood the consequent h ...
MONDAY 10 DECEMBER 2012 TEXT SIZE Kyle Hutton eager to fill Ian Black void for Rangers By CHRIS JACK Kyle Hutton hopes he can make the most of Ian Black's absence as he bids to hold down a regular Rangers starting berth. Kyle Hutton hopes to push his first-team claims at Rangers Black was crocked during the the Scottish Cup win over Elgin eight days ago and was forced to miss their Irn-Bru Third Division win over Stirling Albion on Saturday as Rangers marked their 140th anniversary with a 2-0 Ibrox triumph. With Lee Mcculloch once again filling in at centre-half, Hutton was handed a starting jersey alongside fellow Murray Park protege Lewis Macleod at the heart of the Light Blues midfield. The youngster has just a handful of appearances to his credit so far this season but is keen to use the coming weeks to prove his worth to boss Ally McCoist after another composed performance in the middle of the park. Hutton said: "It is good to be back playing. Unfortunately for Blackie he is injured but it means th . ...
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