All hell to break loose at Rangers & Celtic in January after developments – Peter Martin

All hell will break loose if the officials get any decisions wrong in the Old Firm clash between Rangers and Celtic on January 2, claimed Peter Martin on PLZ Soccer YouTube show.

It’s a big topic of debate in the Scottish Premiership and football in general whether or not VAR (Video Assistant Referee) is a useful tool in the modern game or not.

Martin confessed that “all hell will break loose” if the referee officiating the Old Firm game gets any decisions wrong involving VAR in response to Hugh Mcdonald recalling a story of Scottish ref Craig Thompson getting an Old Firm decision badly wrong.

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“By January 2nd when one of these teams is denied something all hell will break loose,” said Martin on the PLZ Soccer YouTube show.

In a game by which the Gers faithful will have a better idea of how Michael Beale is going to fare as the team’s new head coach, it will be a massive occasion.

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Still in the race?

Are Rangers still in the Scottish Premiership title race? You should never write the Light Blues off but it’s going to be a tough ask to overtake Celtic now.

The Old Firm, however, provides the perfect opportunity for Rangers to regain some much-needed ground on their bitter rivals.

And the game could be a crowning moment in Beale’s return to Ibrox, imagine he enters the fixture unbeaten in the four previous Scottish Premiership battles.

Combine that with a thumping win over Celtic at Ibrox and the pressure would well and truly be on for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou and his team.

Obviously, these are all complete hopes and dreams right now, but it’s certainly not out of the question that Beale will hit the ground running in Glasgow.

The Englishman is coming with a lot of support from a majority of Rangers fans and this should help him settle into the role far quicker than a usual new manager.

In other Rangers news, a former Ibrox chief has slammed the current board for their decision to hire Beale.

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‘It’s a blow’ – Finance Expert: Rangers miss global exposure as £1m+ payout may now be forced

We’re delighted to welcome football finance expert Dr Daniel Plumley as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Rangers...

Dan Plumley has insisted that Rangers may be set for a big blow as they could be sued by the organisers of the Sydney Cup after backing out.

The Finance Expert admitted that the Bears will be looking to “absolutely avoid” the potential £1.6million payout that they may be forced into in the coming months.

Plumley also suggested that the club missed the chance for global exposure with another Old Firm match, although that is compared to the costs needed to put it together.

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“Rangers coming off the back of their most successful financial year in their modern-day history since their re-form and their rise back to the Scottish Premier League and that is great,” he exclusively told Ibrox News.

“But, then this is an additional payment that you don’t want to lose £1.6million if you can absolutely avoid it in any shape or form.

“It’s a blow in that regard, and wider than that there is arguments both ways isn’t there, there is the cost of going out there and logistics, travel and accommodation, then there is the exposure the other way, would it have generated a significant amount of exposure on the global side of things, I think it would have done and there was some benefit to that competition.

“Those are the weighing up of it, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not an insignificant amount of money and one thing you would always look to avoid, although it will be a blow in the short-term finances for sure.”

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Signing off on this in the first place was a complete shocker from the Ibrox board, and then backing out just made them look even worst, although it’s what the fans demanded.

It’s just added to the long list of potential pay outs coming at Ibrox with the poor decisions consistently being made, something has to be done to put it to a stop.

In other Rangers news, this finance expert admits the Bears have numerous options on the table to generate more investment when needed

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Pundit View: Beale to use Aston Villa contacts for Rangers Jan transfer, 3+ new arrivals needed

We’re delighted to welcome Tam McManus as our exclusive Rangers columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Tam McManus has tipped Michael Beale to use his contacts at Aston Villa and Liverpool to help bolster the squad at Rangers in the January transfer window.

Beale, 42, was appointed as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s successor at Ibrox earlier this week and there’s no doubt planning underway for the upcoming window.

Rangers are nine points behind Celtic, out of Europe and face the possibility of losing half of their squad next summer when contracts and loan deals come to an end.

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Beale coached at Chelsea, Liverpool and Aston Villa ahead of taking the manager’s job at QPR before his move to Rangers.

McManus believes Beale may retain links to those clubs to help add to the squad he’s inherited in the January window.

“Beale’s worked at plenty of clubs and I’m sure he’ll have some contacts, especially in England,” McManus told Ibrox News.

I think he’s got to freshen the team up. When you look at the Rangers team, you’ve got to bring in a bit of zest and a bit of energy.

Beale should have contacts at Liverpool so there might be younger players at Anfield not playing and there may be some at Aston Villa.

First things first, he’ll want to look at the squad and evaluate who he wants to keep and who he wants to let go and then I think Rangers have got to bring three or four players in to strengthen in January.

It adds energy to bring players in, it gives the fans a lift.”

Rangers have big-name players like Allan McGregor, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos going out of contract at the end of the season while it remains to be seen if options will be paid up to buy Malik Tillman and James Sands.

In other Rangers news, a former Ibrox chief has slammed the current board for their decision to hire Beale.

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