Rangers’ winning run came to an end when a late blunder from goalkeeper Neil Alexander handed 10-man Elgin City a 1-1 draw at Ibrox in the Irn-Bru Third Division.
Rangers boss Ally McCoist said after the match, “Goalkeepers make mistakes and everybody sees them and invariably they cost a goal. Other boys make mistakes and can get away with them. Neil is a big enough boy to handle it.”
Rangers remain winless away from Ibrox but there are a couple bright spots. Carlos Bocanegra did play today for the Glaswegians and Andy Little continues to be red-hot, scoring his seventh of the young season today. See the goal above.
(Ally McCoist looks on at New Rangers.)
From Scotland comes this gem: Falkirk have suspended their PA announcer after he jokingly referred to Glasgow Rangers as “Sevco Franchise” during the halftime score announcement.
A harmless bit of fun, you’d think, but not to aggrieved Rangers fans who promptly deluged The Bairns with complaints. All this ruckus overshadowed the fact that last weekend the Glasgow giants set a record: Sev— er, I mean Rangers, beat East Stirling 5-1 at Ibrox in front of the biggest crowd ever at a fourth division match, 49,118.
McCoist, for his part, was a bit more sanguine, saying that if the Falkirk PA man “wanted to have a wee dig, he can have a wee dig. I don’t have any problem with it at all.”