Rangers 5 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 1st, 2008, 3:00 PM at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 49,255
Referee: Crawford Allan
Rangers Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Nacho Novo (7)
Kris Boyd (14, 19, pen28)
Kenny Miller (45)
None.

Team Managers
Walter Smith Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Allan McGregor
Kirk Broadfoot
David Weir
Sasa Papac
Madjid Bougherra
Steven Davis
Pedro Mendes
Kevin Thomson
Nacho Novo
Kris Boyd
Kenny Miller
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Ian Black
Don Cowie
Dougie Imrie
Andrew Barrowman

Bench
Neil Alexander
Jordan McMillan
Maurice Edu
Barry Ferguson
DaMarcus Beasley
Kyle Lafferty
Rory Loy
Ryan Esson
Jamie Duff
Lionel Djebi-Zadi
Barry Wilson
Iain Vigurs
Garry Wood
Adam Rooney

Substitutions
Rory Loy -> Kenny Miller (56)
Barry Ferguson -> Kevin Thomson (56)
DaMarcus Beasley -> Kris Boyd (74)
None.

Bookings
None. Ross Tokely (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Michael Fraser (GK) 70 apps -
Grant Munro 253 apps6 goals
David Proctor 67 apps4 goals
Richard Hastings 349 apps4 goals
Ross Tokely 454 apps30 goals
Roy McBain 312 apps19 goals
Russell Duncan 267 apps9 goals
Ian Black 119 apps5 goals
Don Cowie 55 apps11 goals
Dougie Imrie 29 apps4 goals
Andrew Barrowman 12 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (24 years 247 days)
Oldest Player:Andrew Barrowman (2010 years 94 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 283 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Iain Vigurs (20 years 183 days)
Oldest Player:Andrew Barrowman (2010 years 94 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 51 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Five in a row...

Things went from bad to worse for Inverness Caledonian Thistle today on their visit to Ibrox Stadium when they suffered their 5th consecutive loss in a row.

Whilst most fans wouldn't have been expecting to take anything from the game in terms of points, I doubt too many will be biting their tongue when it comes to commenting on the manner of the 5-0 loss.

With no referee to blame today Criag Brewster will be hard pressed to excuse the fact that we lost 5 goals in the opening 45 minutes and that 4 of them came as a result of errors on the part of the players, with Michael Fraser being the biggest culprit.

thoughts from the site:
It is not that losing to Rangers is shameful it is the manner and way of losing that is disgraceful.

For some time now it has been obvious that Brewster has used the wrong tactics and that he does not have full support from the dressing room. This needs to change immediately. If Brewster cannot achieve modest gains then we need to find a manager who is a capable coach of tactics and has good man management skills.

Up till now I have resisted call for major change and only a few days ago I said we should wait until the turn of the year before considering Brewsters position. I was wrong!

Match report written by tm4tj/site



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Rangers 10 8 1 1 23 7 16 25
2. Celtic 10 8 1 1 27 13 14 25
3. Motherwell 11 5 1 5 16 16 0 16
4. Kilmarnock 11 5 1 5 11 12 -1 16
5. Dundee Utd 10 4 3 3 12 10 2 15
6. Hibernian 11 4 3 4 12 15 -3 15
7. Aberdeen 11 4 2 5 10 12 -2 14
8. Hearts 10 4 2 4 12 15 -3 14
9. St. Mirren 11 3 3 5 8 11 -3 12
10. Falkirk 11 3 2 6 14 17 -3 11
11. Inverness CT 11 3 1 7 12 18 -6 10
12. Hamilton Academical 11 3 0 8 10 21 -11 9