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12 Mar 2017 14:02:46
Bears. Regarding Gilmour, I know hindsight is great but if this lad is as good as people say would it not be wise financialy to offer the guy something close to what Chelsea are offering?

Surely the lad would stay if we could near enough match their offer as in 2-3 years if we were to sell him for anything over £1 million and apparently it could be a lot more then King must realise that this would be a wise investment!

If I see this boy tearing it up down south in a couple of years and pundits etc raving about him, we will have missed out big time. I know its a lot of money for someone so young and a gamble but King should really consider this. What's your thoughts Bears should we invest in this lad?


1.) 12 Mar 2017 15:04:37
Definitely, these talents are very very rare and we have to do everything to keep him

2.) 12 Mar 2017 16:28:11
We can't keep him. Best we can hope for is the fact that he could play in first team next season instead if drifting with Chelsea. Promise him a transfer cut at later date when he's worth £50million lol. But its down to the lad.

3.) 12 Mar 2017 16:35:13
He's no more than a prospect, like Fleck, Feruz and many others were. I think we're losing our sense of perspective here. There's more chance that by the time he's 19 or 20 he'll turn into a decent player than there is that he'll turn out to be a superstar.

4.) 12 Mar 2017 17:09:08
I agree if we really rate him sign him up on a big money contract. unfortunately we can't see the nose on the end of our face and it will be another Jason Holt we sign.

5.) 12 Mar 2017 19:49:55
Yes sign in up if he is rated.
If for any reason he was to be sold we need to put a sell on clause once he attains a certain age. Is it 18 years?

6.) 13 Mar 2017 19:42:13
we must get him signed up and we don't need to offer the money they do as many of our first team don't even get that but if we say he can say get 10 games in the season or all of the cup games next year then he would stay if he is smart as he wouldn't be getting gametime anywhere else



07 Oct 2016 00:26:28
Want to get away from the Barton talk and formation opinions for a moment and bring up the Atlantic League proposal.

I think that Rangers and Celtic need to push this forward, I'm sure that there are many top teams that are in the same situation financially as us in terms of being able to compete, not only in the Champions League but Europa also which inevitably gets picked up by a team that has dropped down from finishing 3rd in a CL group!

This is the only answer for our club to get back on its feet again, I'm sure that it could work in unison with playing in the SPFL, they would not want us to leave and we could have a big and strong enough squad to compete in both. I really do think that this would be the best thing for all clubs involved teams like Ajax, PSV, Bronby, Anderliecht, Rosenberg etc.

there are so many big clubs that the potential to have 2 divs of say 16-18 including the likes of Hearts that some sort of promotional system from domestic Leagues could be implemented. But I think that the Old Firm must be bold and get the others to go ahead with it.

call FIFA and UEFA bluffs as they are only interested in looking after the likes on Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester Utd etc. The CL has got boring with the same 4 teams reaching the semis each year. While we have the fan-base and potential to be right up there ignore not bigger but its going to take something that resembles a rebellion! Money has taken over our game and we are being denied the opportunity to compete, enough is enough ;)


1.) 07 Oct 2016 08:16:50
So sacrifice big money trips to old Trafford, nou camp etc in favour for Brondby, Copenhagen etc? Also how are fans supposed to attend these games?

2.) 07 Oct 2016 08:55:08
Nah not for me thanks.

Hopefully we get accepted to join the EFL new fifth division in 2020. We can leave the colts in SPFL and our first team can work our way into EPL. Won't take long before there's huge investment in our club and we could dominate British and European football.

3.) 07 Oct 2016 09:49:08
I think if uefa get their way with basically an elite only champions league scenario the only option would be to break away into some league similar to the above. If you had the best of the rest in Europe competing each week it would surely attract massive tv and sponsorship revenue. And I am sure there would be a commercial benefit if it took off to have the best teams in such a league play againt the big teams in the champions league.

Its a shame as most fans would only get to home games but the league would become stale (even more so) if the best teams are not able to challenge themselves to things like European football.

Maybe clubs could leave a colt team similar to the moving to England idea.

4.) 07 Oct 2016 13:29:14
we have already been knocked back for the new devision down south and we will never ever be accepted into their fold as they are afraid of what we could do with our massive worldwide support.

5.) 07 Oct 2016 15:56:27
If everyone would just cancel there sky sports subscriptions and subscribe to a televison network actually supporting our game (BT) maybe we would have a better TV deal, but you all insist in tuning in to Manchester City vs Manchester United like it has any relevance to you at all. You give them the money by continuing to watch there dross. You allow them to make an elite euro league because you watch there dross. Turn it off, start supporting your team in scotland no more Barelona tops (The most sold strip in scotland what a complete joke) attend the match games every so often and only watch your club.

But I forget how many of you are easily amused with a quick graphic and some English guy talking nonsense off a script he was given by a smarter man.

6.) 07 Oct 2016 16:16:52
ross mate I have a fire stick with kodi I refuse to pay for sky tv but get it for nothing.

best way to stick it to the man.

I do pay for rangers tv though just because i'm a bluenose and like to see our youth play aswell.

7.) 07 Oct 2016 17:36:58
Just let them hav ther champions elite lge, it will soon get very boring, how many teams would be in it? 8, 10 at most every year. No one would watch it after a couple of year then they would need to re think. Surely they know ths deep dwn already?

I personally don't think it will happen and they will just reform the champions lge so thers mre places, europa lge and maby bring in a 3rd euro lge for the lower teams who are big enough fr europe but never qualify.

Would be good if somehow our lge cup got gve a team a euro spot it would mke it a bit mre exciting and more to play for.

8.) 07 Oct 2016 19:22:33
Gettin invited to the EFL would be my first choice and best scenario but if some on here who disagree with the Atlantic Lge, if we knew for a FACT that the EFL would never happen then would setting up this Lge be more appealing. Traveling would be an issue but maybe package deals when buying a ticket would help.
Failing both these ideas then bringing back the Cup Winners Cup would be a step in the right direction to give more clubs the chance of Europe and revenue. European football needs an overhaul the way UEFA want to go with the CL is disastrous to many clubs and in my opinion the only way we can generate money is through TV and Sponsorship via the Atlantic Lge there is NO other options.

9.) 07 Oct 2016 19:28:44
Thats what a was kinda getting at andy at the end of my comment ther, agree with u totally., bringin in a 3rd euro compitition, but are the top dogs a uefa even bothering if the smaller clubs get into europe?

10.) 07 Oct 2016 22:55:45
Ross, its ironic when most Rangers and Celtic fans have local teams they ignore. I'm a rangers man but I give my money and support to my local team first. Its the men running our game that are ruining it, not the punters.

11.) 07 Oct 2016 23:45:10
Yeah Dutchboy I know, I just can't understand why others do not see that forming an Atlantic Lge is our only way to be where we should be financially as I do not think England will invite us. Also the SPFL would be more competitive, I don't think that the squad we would field would necessarily be considered a Colt team, sure it would have youngsters in it but great for development and to have them playing in a team with some experienced players would be key to that not to field a team like that and just playing a squad of 18 to 20yr olds would mean not using the situation to its full.

12.) 08 Oct 2016 04:39:41
Yip thts a good idea too. i also said in another post. what about even trying to get a British Cup going that scottish, english, irish n welsh teams can play in

with european places up fr grabs, just say if you win the tournament u get champs league qualifier rond spot, and fr runners up in final a europa lge qual spot. i think that could do well n bring money and crowds in.

13.) 07 Oct 2016 23:49:19
Camoo, I take your point about only being able to attend home games, but it is not usual to have large travelling support except in smaller countries.
I lived in Spain for a while and not many Real fans who live in Madrid travel eg to Malaga or even Barcelona and the French games I have been to seemed to have no travelling support.

In fact how many away fans come to Ibrox - I know you were talking about a european competition and I have strayed off the point.
I think in these days of TV money being king it wouldn’t matter and maybe an Ibrox full of Blue noses would be better than a large chunk of the ground ‘fenced off’ and empty would make for better television.

14.) 07 Oct 2016 21:25:37
Rossw, i cancelled sky, and switched to bt, but im seriously thinking about cancelling that also, due solely to chris 'i hate rangers' sutton. when i listen to that guy it let's me know he has definitely never got over helicopter sunday. I've even started turning the sound down when he speaks, due to his vile hatred of anything rangers.

15.) 08 Oct 2016 12:11:45
Your 100% correct bigjoh85,chris mutton has a very unhealthy hatred towards rangers! He's a very undignified person imo and always has been! Its alright being a bad loser but he's a very bitter loser and i put it down to when we pipped them to the league title in 2003 when he was playing for celtic! He showed then how bitter a loser he was by stating categorically that dunfermline lay down to rangers when we beat them 6-1 that day, he didn't mention at all that his club had just beaten kilmarnock 4-0 at rugby park, the best team won the league mr. Sutton! Simples! Get over it!, although i know you won't as it still sticks in your throat that glasgow rangers won the title that year fair and square by scoring more goals than your lot! There wasn't one person mentioned that killie could have been lying down as they took 4 of them!

16.) 08 Oct 2016 21:03:54
To get back to the original point, playing in the English leagues is a fantasy, it will never happen. However, if enough clubs agitate for it, something like an Atlantic, or North European league could happen. During nine in a row, ordinary punters travelled to away European games two, three and even four times in a season and that would happen again. They would choose which games to go to, and Europe's budget airlines (most countries have them) would facilitate travel as there would be a profit in it for them. Same with hoteliers. Coach firms, ferry operators and the travel industry in general would relish it. I think this is where the future lies.

17.) 09 Oct 2016 10:57:20
Rangers and Celtic are Scottish clubs when you invest in a top (not currently for us but historically) that money goes to the Scottish club who then would reinvest it in Scottish football. Buying a Barcelona strip is dreadful in all senses as its money going out the Scottish economy completely that historically would have been in our game. That crippling TV money, in particular the sky ransom, had our game at its knees only now that BT are commanding a market share can we get a fair TV deal that could get us back on the European stage.

18.) 09 Oct 2016 14:13:16
@ RossW1995

The Sky TV deal was only because the Old Firm turned their back on Scottish football! They stabbed all the others in the back when we were looking at setting up our own Football TV station.

The Atlantic League is a possibility for me. Champions League football is duller than its ever been. Same teams same results even the tune has started to become tiresome! The Old firm are not wanted in Scotland, only the money their is wanted. So for me leave them all behind and let them feed on what scraps they can find.

19.) 10 Oct 2016 10:30:03
Fair and square Cooper? Your manager at the time Mr McLeish said on a documentry (Scotland's Game) the other month had it not been for the EBTs you would of NOT won the league! Fair and sqaure indeed lol.

20.) 10 Oct 2016 23:08:03
Dutchboy, I like the idea ogre a British Cup BUT if we wanted to keep it competitive imo I would keep it between us and England and also have a maximum foreigner rule 3-4. We either have the top 4 from up here and down South or top 2 from the 4 nations either way the foreigner rule I think would be huge and the right thing to do, or the top clubs down South would walk away with it most/ all the times yeah.



11 Jul 2016 16:42:23
What's your thoughts on Hardie and Walsh those two seem to be nxt in line to step up, Dunno situation with Murdoch regarding his contract but think he will get loaned out. I think Hardie should be givin a chance this season, as for Walsh I think he's in last yr of contract and after reading some of his comments he seems really confident in his ability and really wants a chance this season and I think he may ask to leave if he doesn't get his chance.


1.) 11 Jul 2016 16:57:38
He won't have to ask to leave if he only has one year left. He will just get release 😀.

2.) 11 Jul 2016 17:02:04
Think Murdoch has one year remaining also, though I am baffled as to why he doesn't get a mention, anywhere. Would like to see Walsh and Hardie get involved in these 4 cup games, and make a claim for some kind of involvement during the season. Would like to see Hardie too but that seems very unlikely, seems to me he is being pushed out of the club. Maybe something going on behind the scenes we don't know about, like an attitude problem or something, who knows.

3.) 11 Jul 2016 17:12:33
Sorry I meant Murdoch not Hardie.

4.) 11 Jul 2016 17:18:45
Walsh played well against charleston.

5.) 11 Jul 2016 19:25:29
Walsh and Hardie are likely to be given the opportunity and it is up to them to take it. Not sure about Murdoch, he played well in that last McCoist team but at the end of the day they still failed to gain promotion.

6.) 11 Jul 2016 20:37:44
Murdoch looked a good player in a bad team. I don't think he is as good as Halliday or Barton. So how is he going to get into the first team?

7.) 11 Jul 2016 21:52:31
Really hope Hardie, Walsh and Murdoch have futures with us. Would be great if Hardie and Walsh are members of first team squad this season. Hardie did well at Raith and scored a number of goals. Walsh was less spectacular at Dumbarton, but did show up last week in the US game and comes across as very confident in his ability. I have said elsewhere that hope this season SM takes Murdoch to Bradford on loan and helps with his development.

8.) 12 Jul 2016 00:37:19
I seen walsh play a couple of times and thought he has potential, its upto both of them to prove it.

9.) 12 Jul 2016 10:45:25
I think if they are to get games it should be in the cup games this season! if they do well give them contract extensions.



05 Jul 2016 07:02:29
Any update on the chance of Greg Stewart coming? Hope Gers play this one patiently, the lad is a bluenose and a really hot prospect, our midfield seems sorted so we should sign him in Jan on pre-contract! Need to think about our finances and the future as someone else posted we did move on at least 8 younger players.


1.) 05 Jul 2016 08:23:02
there is not even anything linking us with greg stewart. we need better quality than him no dis-respect to the lad. it is okay to say about think about the future and the finances but we need to be back in the champions league or at least back in europe and players like greg stewart quite simply are not going to get us there. i would love to see vladamir weiss back and sonny aluko. also would like to see dave king give the manager at least 2 million to spend on a striker but that is not going to happen by the looks of it. so looks like we are going to be stuck with the attack we had from last season.

2.) 05 Jul 2016 08:34:27
Lets be honest here guys, we don't need greg stewart, we've got more than enough in the attacking midfield position, a centre half and a striker and that's it as far as I'm concerned, happy days!

3.) 05 Jul 2016 08:46:52
Greg Stewart is a striker.

4.) 05 Jul 2016 10:44:07
He is a striker but i agree with james reilly he's not good enough although i disagree we'll have the same strikeforce as the magic hat has said publicly that we're looking for a striker.

5.) 05 Jul 2016 11:36:42
hope we can get sum1 that will score 30 plus a season.

6.) 05 Jul 2016 11:52:14
Have been told that the Lafferty story is gathering pace inside the club. Source works for the club and is NOT a Lafferty fan at all. Nor is he a scandal monger.

7.) 05 Jul 2016 11:59:22
Greg Stewart would be a great addition. He is a quality striker. If you go watch his goals on YouTube you will see what a great player he is. In our team he would have more chances and definitely score more. But I still would rather Lafferty.

8.) 05 Jul 2016 12:22:44
Guys I thought you knew your football! Greg stewart most definitely is not an out and out striker, he's a 2nd striker if you like or in the no.10 position or even out wide.

9.) 05 Jul 2016 12:23:04
Lafferty coming back would make absolutely no sense.

10.) 05 Jul 2016 12:33:08
Elginhun. Anyone can be made to look good on YouTube mate.

11.) 05 Jul 2016 12:36:47
Filip sebo looked class on YouTube.

12.) 05 Jul 2016 12:46:12
Greg stewert is not a number 9 style striker, he often plays wide or as number 10. Also he is not a bluenose, i played with himt cowden and know he is an aberdeen supporter (not that i think what cluib these players support makes the slightest bit of a diffence) .
Greg stewert would be a very dceent signing! class player.

13.) 05 Jul 2016 12:47:04
Whats sebo upto nowadays? might as well throw his name in with some of the other hopeless wonders that get mentioned.



29 Jun 2016 02:16:27
anyone know anything about the stand we were going to build at auchinhowie? Read that it was proposed in Feb?





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17 Feb 2017 15:18:15
Forget the DOF role and bring in Souness and Archie Knox! Could maybe get Souness' mate (can't mind his name) to invest as he seemed well interested in the beginning and if not Knox then bring Bomber :) don't know what you guys think, but I love both, especially Bomber and if it's just till end of season then go for it.

Seriously though, I do think we need to take our time picking the right guys, DOF or not. so bringing in a couple of solid guys like Souness and Bomber would put a smile on my face and we would definitely finish 2nd also.

What's your thoughts Bears?


1.) 17 Feb 2017 16:14:56
this is what happens when you lose your manager, all the old thoughts of the good times blur your judgement, i can remember quite a lot of the fans were happy to see Souness go, and i don't think we would have won 9 in a row if he had stayed, let's wait and see what's on offer out there, someone with the modern technique would suit me, you have to keep up with the times, well its my view anyway

2.) 17 Feb 2017 19:37:09
Any chance we try to look forward, souness, brown, mcleish, smith all yesterday's men. Its time for a young guy and a director of football that's the way forward, let's us develop young players and a scouting system, if the coach is no good move him on.

3.) 17 Feb 2017 20:25:09
Wait until end of the season and go all out for leeds utd manager garry monk! Of course this would be probably dependant on leeds getting promoted or not!

4.) 17 Feb 2017 22:10:15
Paul Le Guen, nah sorry, tried that one!


5.) 18 Feb 2017 11:24:31
what exactly did Frank McPartland get paid his big wages for? did he actually do anything other than help Rossiter come to the club? as far as i can tell it was in fact Warburton who went all over the place to talk to most of our players before they signed! is it any coincidence MW and DW also left Brentford in very similar circumstances, they and the board blaming each other for everything



05 Feb 2017 07:23:09
Bears. To change subject a bit, is there any other Euro Competition for the youngsters other than NextGen? Never hear of anything happening for us or any other Scots Unders Team? Is it the case that when a senior team qualifies for a Tournament then Unders enter a Comp? Anyways if anybody knows anything about European Competitions for Colts/ Unders please post it. Ta Bears.


{Ed001's Note - just about the biggest in Europe these days is the summer Milk Cup, though that is U18s and below if I remember correctly.}

1.) 05 Feb 2017 12:59:37
Correct, I'm pretty sure that's in Northern Ireland and the comp has been running for years, Rangers are always represented at that tourney.

2.) 05 Feb 2017 19:23:23
The Milk Cup is for various age groups up to Under 17s. It is now called the Supercup and has had various formations over the years. There was a long spell when Rangers refused to enter the tournament when they found out that Man Utd were getting paid a lot of money to go, while Rangers, even though they were the biggest draw at the competition, paid their own way.

Rangers won the 1992 premier tournament when they beat Hearts in the final. Charlie Miller scored two goals and I was there, but in general Rangers didn't do all that well in their spasmodic appearances.



04 Feb 2017 22:23:33
Crazy question for you Bears.
What would you rather have finishing 2nd OR finishing 3rd and winning the Cup? So WHAT would you want? and yeah I know its a hilarious option BUT what if?


1.) 04 Feb 2017 23:16:39
Finishing 3rd and winning the cup however we will not win the cup

2.) 04 Feb 2017 23:13:31
Obviously 3rd and the scot cup

3.) 05 Feb 2017 02:56:36
strange question since there is little benefit in finishing second rather than third. Winning the cup would give us some silverware!

4.) 05 Feb 2017 07:13:57
So Cup and any position then Bears? and Warbs off yeah? Cause I think I
Id take that



12 Jan 2017 00:24:28
Right Bears just a thought on how to go about tryin to get a half decent team team together AND it's a gamble but options are limited, I think if we slimed down the squad by getting rid of 7-8 players and using the wages to bring in 3-4 quality players. Off the too of my head out goes Gilks, I like the guy but guv the place to one if our own up and coming again this idea has got gamble written all over it and Gilks is probably on 5-7k a week. Next Tavs, Kiernan Senderos is away end if season anyways and he must be in anything between 12-15k which is an utter disgrace Hill may be away too, out goes Halliday who I really like but if needs be the he's out prob need to get shot of O'halloran OR Forrester? And its time fir Wags to GO sorry but the lad ain't doing it. Maybe time to cut our losses with Nico dunno and if Aird is never getting a game he goes.
Anyways some positions will need to be covered with Academy lads AND we need to give the new boy Bates a chance at CH at times. So the wages we save with these exits should be used to bring in quality players who will want decent wages these players WILL need to be got on free's which CAN be done just because we get them fir nothing dies NOT mean their worth nothing or their cr*p! . Anyways Bears dunno what u think and I know its nit ideal AND the players mentioned are not written in stone but the idea behind trying to build a team that isn't just going to compete domestically but can get into Europe as we MUST get into the group stges of the Europa. You all prob get what I'm trying to get across SO do u think its a road we should go down?


1.) 12 Jan 2017 04:08:58
Trimming the squad would save us some cash on wages front but if we are to compete and have European ties to play then we need a squad to cope! In that scenario I fear for some of our players meeting the demands of playing euro ties midweek then league games at weekends the likes of windass seem to struggle to string 3/ 4 games together without taking a knock then hill and millers age would come into play! Your point about selling 7/ 8 and bringing in 3-4 makes some sense as it saves us a whack of cash but by replacing gilks with kelly and senderos with bates and bringing burt into pool then that also saves a few grand a week!

2.) 12 Jan 2017 06:35:00
If these players are on the money your claim, and currently no one is screaming to buy them, or claiming that they are great stars of the future, why on earth would they want to leave, and risk earning less elsewhere.

I think your stuck with many of these so called duds, unless you settle their contracts, if you settle, then where is your projected savings coming from.

We have a similar problem across the city, certain duds like effan Ambrose won't go till he gets a new club that meets his demands.

3.) 12 Jan 2017 06:52:57
And what happens if we have as many injuries as we've had this year?

4.) 12 Jan 2017 07:57:29
We have had injuries this year cammoo but even at that there are a few players who haven't featured much we've not been down to bare bones

5.) 12 Jan 2017 07:58:31

I doubt very much that squad would be in Europe long

6.) 12 Jan 2017 08:35:08
That squad would struggle to finish second!

7.) 12 Jan 2017 08:47:36
What squad stewie25? I've tated we need to replace several players with better quality! But what we don't neeed is to bring in 7/ 8 ali crawfords or andrew considine level guys i'd much rather bring in 4/ 5 players of a higher calibre and bulk out the squad by using burt and bates if we had to

8.) 12 Jan 2017 08:51:36
Surely you don't think were going out to sign a whole new squad of players? We are pratted we have to save every penny we can

9.) 12 Jan 2017 09:36:58
Get rid of Waggy, Senderos (leaving anyway), Gilks, Kranjcar, O'hal, Forrester and Halliday.

Bring in Winnall, Burt, Kelly, Bailey Wright, Cyrus Christie and David Davis.

Winnall looks like a goal scorer and Sheffield Wednesday are looking at buying him for just 500k, Burt and Kelly wouldn't cost a thing and look really promising. Bailey Wright is unhappy with lack of game time so we could snatch him on a free. Cyrus Christie is a right back, but if we are going for this 3-5-2 formation instead, he would provide more cover than Tav. David Davis would be better than Halliday all day long, and Forrester is a headless chicken.

10.) 12 Jan 2017 09:55:05
This isn't Fifa we are playing where all those changes would just slot right in, get a grip!

11.) 12 Jan 2017 09:55:45
Well, looks like Winnall is going to Sheffield Wednesday for 500k, absolute bargain.

12.) 12 Jan 2017 10:21:04
Sounds more like a game of cards to me with all those changes. Drop 8 players in the hope that we get 6 better ones that can bed in quickly.

More Lala land opinions!

Focus your energy on supporting the club, getting behind the team, manager and board rather than pretending to know more about football than the professionals.

If I've misread your qualifications, then I apologise Mr Ferguson

13.) 12 Jan 2017 10:41:04
Spot on BR65

14.) 12 Jan 2017 13:21:00
andy I totally disagree with everything u just said . we need decent back ups for our players so wouldn't get rid of gilks and tav is still one I think will be worth good money in a year or two flying rb is easy to sell.
forrester is one our best well most talented players anyways. so letting him go is a mistake i'd give him more game time out on the right.

but if McKay doesn't go through the middle its a waste

15.) 12 Jan 2017 14:40:42
James, while I agree that we need decent backups, more importsnt, we need a couple of players, especially in holding midfield and defence that go straight into the starting eleven. We have failed misreadly to sign a quality holding midfield player / defensive midfield player and that is the only reason that Halliday fills that role.

16.) 12 Jan 2017 16:43:04
there is two players I can think of that would only cost us a wage, Bailey Wright and David Davis, two very good players that top half of the table championship sides want. Preston I believe capped their players wages not to long ago, and birmingham I believe have reduced wages drastically. These are 2 players that would easily improve our defence and cost us nothing except their wage.



12 Dec 2016 00:19:26
Bears. I think that Warbs will do a fair bit of business with the same types of deals he got Rossiter Dodoo and hopefully this lad from Villa, maybe not a lot in Jan but def nxt summer think we will need to be patient but as it stands to possibly see a team with who I've mentioned plus Burton and Hardie would be worth the wait. Can def smell a Cup nxt yr. If we could only get some investment and that fat pie Ashley out we would not be fighting with one hand tied and we will prevail patience Bears.


1.) 12 Dec 2016 06:16:54
The lad from Villa is an unproven 18 year old, Dodoo has done okay but no more and Rossiter is anyone's guess and I don't think this business model should be overplayed. Rangers fans have been unbelievably patient for 4 and a half years as we claw our way back to the top and criticism when it's due is part of the picture. The fans are always honest and the club and team should know how we feel winning and losing.

2.) 12 Dec 2016 07:50:19
It's obvious that when rossiter is fit he will be an asset, dodoo is still young and has a lot of time to prove his worth.

3.) 12 Dec 2016 09:26:10
Couldn't have put it better kfraser.

4.) 12 Dec 2016 15:06:41
I am with Cee as regards Rossiter; when he is fit he will be one of the best players in the Scottish League. Personally I would like to see a couple more young players that are struggling to secure a spot in EPL Teams because of the outlandish transfers that are now standard in the EPL. If we can secure two or three quality young players on 'Bosmans' then that can only help us for the future.

5.) 13 Dec 2016 10:34:09
this business model is all we can afford to do and we need to make money in selling these players and I think they will be good for us in the second half of the season.




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24 Mar 2017 11:50:32
Currently the loan market is one that we will use due to the situation we are in financially. Think that a club the size of ours should be able to get players who are on rhetorically very fringes at their clubs such as Winks at Spurs who we were linked with!

He ended up staying at Spurs and has started to get some first team games AND he looks a top player! We should bring in 2-3 loans of this calibre, Would love to invest in players and keep them at Ibrox but if Pedro has 5-6m to spend then bring 4 signings that cost OR could use money to attract players on free's with a decent wage on offer.

Just hope we have our net cast wide and bring in decent players mid 20's we do need a strong commanding CH like Amo! Been hearing people say we should bring in 2 BUT again finance! We need to spread the budget over the squad a CH a CDM and a Striker or a AML are a must Hill has another season and 2-3 quality loans.

Need to get rid of some players and promote some youth. We must challenge next year we do have a good team the players subconsciously knew Warbs system wasn't working and they couldn't nail it hence going a goal down and the lads inside knew the game prob couldn't be won.

BTW how much do you think Pedro will have in the transfer kitty Bears?




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05 Mar 2017 16:07:12
If Ashley is sad to see the state we are in then WHY doesn't he have a merchandise deal in place that would benefit both parties and not feud with King resulting in our financial woes and hence adding to this STATE we are in! The guy is a joke and does not have Rangers best interests at heart. Also does it now look like we are tied to this deal for full duration Bears please let me know if anyone knows what's happening with this?




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13 Feb 2017 03:06:38
Rangers to win by 3! If the lads do not get up for this game against Morton then god knows. As long as Murty plays 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 then a game against a Championship team is a chance to show fans what there all about, fair enough Morton array no mugs but C'mon what do we want! Said it before but think Murty keeps position till end of season unless the guy is an horror show.
And Bears give me a list of players that will be off in summer outfit Sendaros I'm not 100% although I would like to see Wags go. OPINIONS BEARS




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13 Feb 2017 02:59:42
Bears. It seems we have mentioned every possible candidate that could take over either full time or till end of season BUT the answer is right in front of our eyes! MURTY! he will take charge of Morton game AND if the team plays well he'll get the Dundee game AND again if all goes well then we stick with him till end of season. He knows the set up has been around the players has prob heard their gripes SO with the help of Miller probably then Murty it is unless the man really messes up. This will giv more time for the board to find someone.

Also is Mcparland away? I know he will go but has it already happened?
We have a squad who should be securing 2nd imo the main reason why we have not achieved this is because Warbs used a system the players found difficult resulting in the players becoming more and more unconfident players going out on the pitch feeling they were already up against not only the opposition but trying to play a way that they were not happy with this breeds discontent and players heads going down when going a goal down! .

Really hope to see Rossiter back soon with him in midfeild with Hyndman and McKay and imo Windass. O'Halloran or Forrester on the wings




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12 Feb 2017 20:46:04
Get Souness in at least till end of season this could maybe lead to investment via his mate (can't mind his name) But yeah Souness would bring a smile to my face. Other than that come summer and Warbs has got us 2nd THEN leaves my first choice would be Redknapp with Barry as assistant but I know that's prob not going to happen BUT Harry has loads of experience and contacts knows and UNDERSTANDS how big we are and I think would do the job for a nominal fee. SO in short my list in order of preference.
2.Souness, till end of season.
3.DeBoer, Wages could be an issue.
Think it would be an idea to get McCann involved coaching and getting Hill involved coaching with Weir off!





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11 Mar 2017 22:29:00
The new manager seems a breath of fresh air, from what I've read it sounds like he is what we're looking for. he doesn't seem to take any scrap but sounds to be a firm but fair Manager who also gives youth a chance.

I think he would love to clear out a few players BUT this isn't as easy as it sounds. SO I think he will work with what he's got and prob bring in at least 4 solid players.

The only thing I do not know is what system he prefers? He isn't all about possession tho as he did win a game 5-0 with 38%. So if any Bears out there know anything about his type of system please let me know.

As far as I can tell he is very adaptable and most importantly I think he will shake the place up and the difference between him and Le Guen is that the fans know that and if any player trys to rebel and use us it ain't going to happen not one player right now has 100% backing from us all have still to prove they should be picking up a big wage!




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01 Mar 2017 18:02:10
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13 Feb 2017 08:08:23
Surely Forest are in a position financially to take Warbs and pay the compensation? Why has this turned into a saga why was this not a straight forward transfer. I don't know how Warbs AND Weir can take us to court when he already talked to Forest!

I hope he gets the Forest job as this would prob help us I think in a court battle. Still don't understand how this situation has turned into an impending court battle, its straight forward a club wants another clubs manager asks to talk to him with the understanding a compensation fee would be triggered I also think that this would have pleased King as it already looked like Warbs was going therefore Forest comin in would spare us having to pay Warbs and Weir off! Is it just me or is there a line of people just waiting to take us to court?




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13 Feb 2017 00:40:50
Think there's a good chance Murty may well see out position till end of season with the help of some of the experienced players especially Miller. Murty HAS been around the place prob hearing the players thoughts and discussions about what they think they should and shouldn't be doing SO poss Murty till end of season and if we play well on Sun and we were to get a really decent result and performance then i'd be ok with Murty till end of season, BUT also heard Wright has resigned and even tho I would not want Wright full time possibly ok till end of season BUT Murty knows what's been going on with squad he knows where players are regarding development etc the more I think about it Murty is poss best person to run team till end of season AND gives King more time to get best person for the job.

McLeish is a good manager BUT always thought he was a bit too defensive minded and I want to see us attacking teams and playing from the back, I know Warbs done this but he was a bit OTT and although its what I want to see the team must be allowed and be able to play that way as well as the other. All in all tomorrow we need a performance AND I think it will come. 4-4-2 or a 3-5-2




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12 Feb 2017 22:55:22
I really do think the team WILL step up a gear starting on Sunday! I hope Murty goes 4-4-2 and this is the team I would put out please Beats give me not only your thoughts but your formation and line up. My team is as follows.
Wilson or Sendaros
Windass or Forested
Their are a few ways to set up midfeild AND ideally I would like McKay on th Right Wing BUT of Murty could put McKay and Forrester or O'Halloran on the wings then he needs to let them switch from time to time during match. As for the middle I think Hyndman needs to be in their pushing forward AND either Toral or poss Halliday as a defensive mid, I dunno? would like to deep Windass introduced and I think he could do a job on the wing. A midfeild of O'Halloran Rossiter Hyndman and McKay on the right would prob Bro our best bet if fit.

Bears let me know your 4-4-2 And who plays a defensive midfeild position? Hodson and keep Tavs at RB? No matter what Murty HAS TO get away from this 4-3-3 and the team SHOULD try and gubb Morton its been a long long time since we walked off the pitch with a 3-4 goal distance AND if the team wants to send a message NOW is the time.

Got a funny feeling Kiernan may play as the best thing he could do would be to put in a performance instead of being on the bench BUT I think HE would have to have a word with Murty if he really wants to or he's made up his mind and wants to leave Ibrox. BUT now is the time for the team to show that they are a better than decent squad and with correct formation can get to the Final and nail 2nd