Vital Football

Ally Admits Conditions Made Forfar Tough

Ally Admits Conditions Made Forfar Tough

Ally McCoist has admitted that the conditions on the night made the game against Forfar tough, and it did have an affect on the quality of the game on show.

Speaking to the Official Site following the tight one nil win, the manager admitted that the swirling wind made it difficult for both sides over 90 minutes, and unfortunately for fans, that really did affect the entertainment value on offer.

'I was disappointed with the performance, I've got to be honest. We are definitely capable of playing far better than that. That said you have come away from the stand and you can see what the conditions were like, it's really blustery and that made it tough to play good football. So as genuinely disappointed as I was with the performance, I would have to cut the players a bit of slack.'

McCoist adds that he knows there were some disapproving noise form the stands, but he assures fans you won't fully appreciate the affect of the wind of the playing surface unless you walked out there and felt it.

The important thing is really Rangers effectively won ugly again, and that's something we're going to have to do this season as whether it's the opposition, the referee or the conditions, we won't always have everything go for us as we'd like and we won't be able to play silky attractive and entertaining football, but we need to come out with the three points regardless.

McCoist himself points out that he's not 100% sure we'd have walked away with the three points from a game like that last season, which in itself is progression and improvement.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday September 23 2013
Time: 10:55PM

Best of Vital Scottish Football

Dundee United - Dundee United 2 Dumbarton 1

Celtic - Rangers v Celtic

Login to post a comment

Recent Rangers Articles

Scottish League Cup Pre-Match - Rangers v Celtic

Rangers booked a place in this semi-final showdown after a comfortable win over Queen of the South a month ago. A place in the League Cup final is chased against Celtic on Sunday.

Waghorn Hopeful Of Celtic Start

Martyn Waghorn is yet to make a start for Rangers against Celtic, which he's hopeful of getting against our rivals in the League Cup semi-final this weekend.

Warburton Urged To End BT Sport Boycott

Chris Sutton has had a lot to say for himself of late, much of it criticism towards Rangers and Mark Warburton, which has seen the boss boycott BT Sport.

Ferguson - Warburton Should Have Done A Souness

Ferguson feels it is now well past the time where the 'pantomime' surrounding Barton at Rangers was put to bed, which has dragged on since his suspension after the Celtic defeat.

Vital Rangers Social Media

Archived Vital Rangers Articles

Vital Rangers articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Rangers
Write For Vital Rangers
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Scottish League Cup - Rangers v Celtic
Suggested By:
Rangers win20%
Celtic win80%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 8 7 1 0 22 18
2 Aberdeen 9 5 3 1 18 9
3 Hearts 9 5 2 2 17 9
4 Rangers 9 4 3 2 15 0
5 St. Johnstone 9 4 2 3 14 2
6 Inverness 10 2 4 4 10 -5
7 Ross County 10 2 4 4 10 -6
8 Kilmarnock 10 2 4 4 10 -10
9 Motherwell 9 2 3 4 9 -3
10 Hamilton 9 1 5 3 8 -4
11 Partick 9 1 4 4 7 -4
12 Dundee 9 1 3 5 6 -6
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Rangers Results (view all)

Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 23 2016 2:15PM : Celtic (H)
Scottish Communities Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Kilmarnock (H)
Scottish Premiership
Nov 6 2016 12:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Dundee (H)
Scottish Premiership
Nov 26 2016 12:15PM : Partick Thistle (a)
Scottish Premiership
Nov 30 2016 7:45PM : Heart of Midlothian (a)
Scottish Premiership
The Vital Football Members League