Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rangers v Celtic Live Stream, Old Firm SPL 18 September 2011

Rangers and Celtic clash in the first Glasgow derby of the Scottish Premier League season in a 12.30 early kick off at Ibrox stadium. Both teams will be anxious to avoid defeat, with new manager Ally McCoist looking to kick start the Gers season against their firece rivals.

This live stream is at Ibrox for the Glasgow derby:
Old Firm Derby Live Stream

Event Information:

The Old Firm is a common collective name for the association football clubs Celtic and Rangers, both based in Glasgow, Scotland. The origin of the term is unclear. One theory has it that the expression derives from Celtic's first game in 1888, which was played against Rangers. However, William J. Murray states that the term derives from the commercial benefits of the two clubs' rivalry, which were viewed with distaste in some quarters in the early days of the game.

The two clubs are the most successful in Scotland, having won between them 96 Scottish League championships, 67 Scottish Cups and 41 Scottish League Cups (as of May 2011). Interruptions to their ascendancy have occurred infrequently, most recently with the challenge of the New Firm of Aberdeen and Dundee United in the first half of the 1980s and other times happening in the 1890s and 1950s. Since the 1995–96 season, the Old Firm clubs have finished in the top two places in every season, apart from 2005–06, when Hearts finished second ahead of Rangers. As of 24 April 2011, Rangers and Celtic had played each other 395 times: Rangers winning 157 matches, Celtic 143 matches and 95 draws. The two clubs normally compete four times a year in the SPL and are regularly drawn against each other in the two Scottish cup competitions.