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Game Tonight & RSC Update

Thanks to those that attended the recent AGM. It was a relief to finally get it done after a few call-offs!
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Some of the key highlights include a few changes to committee positions including myself standing down as president – 10 years has been quite enough!
I’d therefore like to formally congratulate Darren Hosie as the new president of the club – he is a virtual ever-present at all the games, so I know we are in very good hands.
Personally, I will continue on as part of the committee as I have replaced Richard Bulgin as secretary. Thanks for your efforts Richard.
Thanks also go out to our outgoing treasurer Gary Stewart who will be departing Hong Kong shortly. Alistair MacLeod has stepped forward to replace Gary.
Also thanks to Brian Buchanan for his help on the committee prior to his departure back to Scotland.
In my new role, I’ll endeavour to get the minutes out from the AGM in the not to distant future.
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Gary & Keys Dinner
I’m delighted to say we have filled up our first table for the upcoming charity dinner with Andy Gray & Richard Keys. A number of you contacted me to say you are still waiting on work & travel commitments, so at the moment we have our second table half filled too. If any of you know for sure now, please let me know, or if you have still to get in touch, please do so as soon as possible.
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Rangers v Livingston (a)
For the match tonight, this will be shown live in the Trafalgar – there was a doubt as they had some (much needed!) renovations this week, but all has been completed and the bar will be open for us as normal. Kick-off is 10pm and will be shown via Rangers TV.
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Match Report: HK RSC v HK Liverpool Reds

(Hong Kong, 19 April 2011) – HK RSC lost out to a well-practised Hong Kong Reds side at King’s Park on Monday night, but considering it was the first time many of the Rangers side had played together – or even met – the result wasn’t too bad, and we could have had a draw.

Despite a day-long panic when several players called off, leaving us short of numbers, there were enough blue shirts at kick-off for a full team and two subs. Unfortunately the late arrival of many meant that we didn’t have time for a team talk, though with Scott “I’m an ORSA VP, you know” Semple in charge, this was probably a good thing. Following a two-minute silence in memory of Hillsborough, the Ibrox Disaster, and Alan Wong, a Hong Kong Reds member who recently passed away, we were off.

Liverpool – surprisingly free of bad perms and dodgy ‘taches – made the early running as the ‘Gers started slowly, taking the first few minutes to familiarize themselves with their roles (and names). It quickly became clear that both teams were decent, though: the Reds had some quality up front, more than matched by a solid Bougie/Weir pairing of Colin McCallum and Bobby Tsang at the heart of defense, with the blue two winning everything in the air.

Gradually the Rangers side came to grips with the game, and the stylish central midfield pairing of Darren Thompson and Andy Hunter began to spread the ball around with Souness-like panache. Their styles complemented each other well: Thompson hustling for the ball and winning space to play, Hunter spraying pinpoint passes behind the ‘pool defense to the speedy and youthful forward line of Kyle Irwin and… err… his mate.

Best chance of the first half fell to Darren Thompson who lashed a 25-yard strike low and hard towards goal, though the keeper covered it well. For the Reds, a few shots from around the box, and a corner or two, but nothing we couldn’t handle. Half-time: 0-0.

The rest didn’t really help the teddy bears as we started the second period slowly, whereas Liverpool came out of the traps like a scouser after a dole cheque. Their forward line were pressing well – with no linesmen we couldn’t rely on offside to hold them back – and they just about had the opener on a breakaway. Their striker pushed the ball beyond our outrushing keeper Jack Herr, but the defence was back to mop up. A few minutes later, the Reds posted another warning as they moved the ball down the inside-right and their striker managed to beat Jack again – but this time it went by the post.

Following the pattern of the first half, the Rangers midfield started to take control but not to the same extent this time – we couldn’t seem to get the ball under control in attack. When the goal came, it was against us: a fine pass from the centre circle down the inside-right channel took out the left back, and the striker finished well with a strong, low shot across goal from just inside the box.

As the game wore on, Liverpool sat further back and we controlled more of the play, but despite Paul Kay’s best efforts up front, it wasn’t to be. Full-time: 1-0 Liverpool.

Rangers: Jack Herr, Colin Reid, Bobby Tsang, Colin McCallum, Mike Irwin, Richard Bulgin, Darren Thompson, Andy Hunter, Scott Semple, Kyle Irwin, Kyle’s mate, Willie Wong, Kevin Don, Paul Kay.

Man of the match: Bobby Tsang, for spending most of the day in the pub, calling off, then turning up and putting in a solid shift at centre-back (when he wasn’t off the park trying to chunder, that is)

Anton Rogan award: Kyle’s mate, for turning up with a Rangers shirt and green basketball shorts. Quickly sorted out by FIFA presidential candidate Semple.

Anton Rogan award, honourable mention: Darren Thompson, for wearing a long-sleeved Rangers top on the most humid evening of the year so far

Left-back who was badly out of position at a critical moment and cost us the game award: Scott Semple.

Posted April 19, 2011 by Colin in club, news

Teddy Bears Picnic

Members of the Hong Kong Rangers Supporters Club will be hiking the 50km Hong Kong Trail on Saturday 5th March 2011. We will be starting at 6.00am and expect the hike to take around 12 hours.

The walk is to raise funds for the “Tonle Sap Teddy Bears”, a kids football team that we support through the Indochina Starfish Foundation, a Cambodian childrens charity (http://www.indochinastarfish.org/supporters/tta-u12-team-thor-assocn/)

The ISF’s key aim is to provide a lifeline for some of the poorest, most disadvantaged children in Cambodia by providing them with the opportunity to complete a full education programme, the opportunity to participate in a weekly youth football coaching programme or, in some cases, both.

The ISF’s educational programme is focused on children who live in communities in the Stung Meanchay and Boeng Salang districts within Phnom Penh. Approximately 160 children are currently supported by this programme. but the ISF has aspirations to provide a full education to many hundreds more children in the future.

If you would like to make a donation, please do so at our JustGiving page:

http://www.justgiving.com/Teddy-Bears-Picnic

Or if you would like further details please email us at info@rangers.hk 

Posted February 15, 2011 by hongkongranger in news, Uncategorized

From the Scotsman

From Martin Hannan’s match report of Celtic vs Dundee United:

“After all the rammies and ramifications that followed that penalty in their last encounter, David Goodwillie broke towards goal and was body checked by Mastjorovic. The only debate appeared to be whether the foul took place in the penalty area.

Inside or outside the box, technically it was prevention of a goalscoring opportunity and the big Swede could have seen a red card. Instead, not even a free-kick was awarded by a referee who did not consult his assistant, and since Majstorovic was booked for a similar offence later, United’s fans could well feel aggrieved that he finished the match on the pitch…”

Neil Lennon’s comments on the incident afterwards:

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Exactly.

PS. From later in the same report: “The Green Brigade unfurled a banner saying Reid Must Go. It was removed. Still, at least their spelling is improving.”

Posted November 21, 2010 by Colin in news

Andy Little’s goal vs Kilmarnock

Screamer from Andy Little in the League Cup!

Click here

Posted October 28, 2010 by Colin in news, video

Amici

The Hong Kong Rangers Supporters Club are delighted to announce that Amici will once again be our home bar for the coming season.
I would therefore highly encourage anyone coming along to watch our games on a regular basis to join the supporters club as the yearly membership will again include a 20% discount (subject to some restrictions).

Please see our membership section for full details of all club benefits.

Posted August 12, 2010 by hongkongranger in amici, club, news

Goal TV

As some of you may already know Goal TV has switched across to the “NOW TV Sports Package” from the “TVB Pay Package” – this is fantastic news as NOW TV is available in Amici.
Goal TV will once again cover the Scottish Premier League and it seems they will show at least two live games each week.
Here is a link to the Goal TV schedule: 
http://www.goal.tv/schedules.php

Posted August 12, 2010 by hongkongranger in amici, club, goal tv, news