11 Jul 2019 14:47:01
At least if we do sign filip helander, we will have 4 permanent, signed up centre halfs vying for the 2 centre half positions. I really like big nikola katic and think it will be a bit tough on him, if indeed he has to drop out for helander. on the other hand we all must trust steven gerrard on this, because if he's outlaying that sort of money for helander, then helander will play in a centre half pairing with connor goldson, I've got no doubt about that!

Also worth noting that helander is a left footed centre half. So it would be goldson right centre half, helander left centre half and both katic and edmundson, pushing them for first team starts. Its a very healthy situation we would find ourselves in, where our centre halfs are concerned. Gerrard has rightly so identified that area which undoubtedly needed strengthening, with joe worrall away back to forest and gareth mcauley released.

ED, could you please run a poll for me mate,
regarding what all bears out there, think our first choice centre half pairing should be, if we do indeed sign filip helander?

The poll should read, ie. who do you reckon our centre half pairing should be-goldson/ helander, goldson/ katic, goldson/ edmundson, helander/ katic, helander/ edmundson, katic/ edmundson?

Cheers ED, as usual much appreciated pal!

{Ed033's Note -

Rangers centre half pairing poll

1.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 15:04:03
I understand it's a big fee and he's obviously got plenty of experience, however, what he doesn't have is the understanding with his team mates. I'd stick with Goldson Katic until Helander is fully upto speed with the way SG sets his side up and builds up a partnership with the rest of the squad.

2.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 15:47:16
We stick with the team that blew celtic away, its up to others to force their way in. Hopefully kent comes back of course.

3.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 15:48:25
Why would it have to be Goldson and someone?

4.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 16:13:46
Because blueberrys it ain't a secret that steven gerrard counts connor goldson his no.1 centre half. Not rocket science mate.

5.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 16:31:43
As per usual SuperCooper I disagree with you, Katic was by far the stronger centre half towards the end of last season. Form will dictate who plays (great position to be in) but Goldson will need to work hard to keep his place, he’s no longer SG number one centre half.

6.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 17:10:17
I know you have a hard-on for goldson (reminds you of rio Ferdinand) coop but like others on here I think Katic is a better defender. The season is a long one, 50-60 games, suspensions, injuries. I think having 4 centre halves is a good thing. Everyone will have a part to play. its not rocket science is it?

7.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 17:45:42
Steven gerrard prefers connor goldson. What bit of that do you not understand guys? I stand to be corrected but i'm as confident as i can be that steven gerrard STILL rates goldson his no.1 centre half and will eventually pair goldson and helander together. Its so very easy to see guys.

8.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 18:41:45
Coops, unless you are SG or are part of the coaching team you have no idea why SG thinks

9.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 19:10:54
Exactly sir rock.

10.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 19:49:41
I think the bit folk don't understand is you are basing it on nothing at all coop. You can't just type what you want and insist it's fact.

11.) 11 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019 20:38:05
Coop you've had "no doubt" and "honestly believed" a lot of things over the years that have ended up causing you a lot of embarrassment. let's just wait and see, no one has heard of the swede never mind seen him play. I would drop goldson before katic and just because stevie G prefers goldson doesn't mean goldson is better, stevie G was so wrong to continually play worrall. let's wait and see before making wild predications.

12.) 12 Jul 2019
12 Jul 2019 07:37:04
Gerrard has openly said players will be picked on form so if we have 4x good CBs then no1 knows who’s will start! Personally I prefer Katic to Goldson and who knows about the new boy he could be anything but if we’re spending 3.5m on A player you’d hope he’s an upgrade! Let’s go 🙌🏻.

13.) 12 Jul 2019
12 Jul 2019 08:26:00
Steven Gerrard has stated and proved over the season by team selections,
who he regards as his best centre half. He never drops goldson. Honestly guys!

14.) 12 Jul 2019
12 Jul 2019 08:34:53
No it doesn't mean goldson is better than katic, but the main thing in all this is our manager steven gerrard thinks goldson is better than katic and that's what does matter coldo.

15.) 12 Jul 2019
12 Jul 2019 09:41:56
Gerrard thought worrall was better than katic and never dropped worrall until it was too late, honestly coop! let's wait and see who the in form pair are and we will take it from there. We all shouted until we were blue in the face that worrall should be dropped and stevie G never listened because he thought he was right, and he wasn't.