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22 Apr 2017 10:35:41
So the Ref that was in charge of the Ross County v Celtic game is one of the officials for the Old Firm Semi-Final! Do not think this bodes well for us Bears as there is a possibility that any 50-50 challenge and the decision could be now swayed in that mobs decision!

Only thing I'm not sure about is what Don Robertson's job is on Sunday? Don't know if he is going to be one of the Linesmen or if he is the 4th official in the Stand?

Anyways I just found this out through reading the paper on Friday but what's your thoughts Bears? There's probably going to be a tight offside call at some point and if its Mr Robertson is to make the call and gets it massively wrong it'll be carnage!

I do not think the SFA should be putting this man in such a position, but like I said, I do not know his job come Sunday. Bad enough that Collum is the Referee in the first place!

1.) 22 Apr 2017 10:51:37
He's one of the goal line refs I believe.

2.) 22 Apr 2017 10:57:03
the SFA are clearly scared of celtic and are a woeful organisation how can it be that they can't deal wi browns appeal til next week but could instantly hand schalk a 2 match ban for his dive its an absolute laughing stock of a set up

3.) 22 Apr 2017 11:38:45
If we're the best on the day we will win enough of the conspiracy theories we sound like that lot

4.) 22 Apr 2017 12:28:33
It's just the Celtic way, trying to put undue pressure on the refs, in order to get any advantage they can. They are just getting their excuses in early in case their world beating team doesn't win.

5.) 22 Apr 2017 13:09:12
Colshygers Aberdeen, celtic, hibs and rangers were all told in advance of last weekends games that any issues / appeals would not be heard until the 27th due to Monday being a bank holiday . Shalke had no option but to accept the 2 game ban as he could have got more if he appealled.

6.) 22 Apr 2017 14:52:37
Pathetic. You can only do your job on a Monday. Country backwards. But the weaker player getting a game 😂



08 Apr 2017 14:15:37
I have a huge concern about Transfers next season, and I'm not talking about players coming in! We know Caixinha will have a limited budget and think that any players we sell, their Fee will go straight into Caixinha's Transfer Funds.

I think that out of the players we want to sell or not, we may get bids for Tavs Waghorn and McKay. how much I don't know, but I think that Clubs could be interested.

Then there are players like Kiernan, Halliday, O'halloran, Forrester, Dodoo and Holt, who I think we should keep as the lad can play, but has looked nothing like the player he once was, but give him another season under Pedro.

Anyway, who is going to bid for these guys? Will they take a cut in wages? I do not want to see us paying off players to rip up their contract! Think it would make more sense to loan these players out and pay a small percentage of wages. I don't know if this would make sense financially but please no more players holding us to ransom on top of ex-managers!

What's the best thing to do Bears? Thoughts.

1.) 08 Apr 2017 17:01:10
Andy1872 the players you would keep are the players i would get shot of if we are to improve for next season.

2.) 08 Apr 2017 20:23:12
Total clear out a few players to keep maybe but the manager will have his say so it will be next season when we can judge so chill out these so called supporters do my nut in keep believing we still have the semi to look forward too and another against them if we get one of them i will be happy

3.) 09 Apr 2017 20:52:50
Ronnie it was only Holt i said about keeping fot at least 1 more season.



31 Mar 2017 16:24:23
I've got a feeling that Caixhina has told the players that from now till end of season they will be coming in on Wednesdays. I think he will have spoke to the team and explained that by doing this at this time is a brilliant statement of intent AND with the Players all of them up for it, anytime they're asked all will be saying that its the right thing to do.

I think Caixhina has done a brilliant bit of work here and I'm hoping that the main reason for it is because he totally gets the importance of getting into the Cup Final and denying Celtic the Treble!

I'm sure that the session on Wednesday will be light physically BUT the fact that he is getting the players together to go over systems, set-pieces or whatever I just think it is a master stroke even in PR! As what I've read the media have really taken to him too, with his interviews going well.

But again I'm sure he will have told players that the Club and squad must show that we are doing everything we can to give us even that extra 1% going into remainder of season. I expect that the squads days off will return to normal after a certain amount of time but if Caixhina thinks he needs to he Wilkinson revert back to 1 day off.

And if any players are stroppy about it then all they're saying is they do not want to be at the Club, will not be in the squad and makes his job slightly easier as he knows he'll need to trim wage bill to invest Ibrox players he does want to bring in.

1.) 31 Mar 2017 17:08:54
Heard him say they would play a game on a Wednesday probably against reserves which is always a good thing keeps them sharp and gives younger boys a chance to prove themselves win win in my opinion.

2.) 31 Mar 2017 21:58:27
I'm happy we took him on. Alex McLeish, Warbs and Ally were boring. Caixhina is bringing the passion and pride back. I'm 100% behind him. I'm putting £10 on at 5-1 tomorrow.

3.) 31 Mar 2017 22:50:58
Its all one bringing passion and pride back on a training pitch, like any manager he will be judged on what happens on matchday.

4.) 01 Apr 2017 08:07:42
His match day debut was pretty impressive.



31 Mar 2017 16:00:30
Read that Caixhina was looking at a 25 year old South American playing in the Bundisliga.

1.) 31 Mar 2017 16:42:52
Sorry lads he's not South American he's Swiss! Currently plays for Hoffinhiem I think?

2.) 31 Mar 2017 19:10:02
Are you talking about Steven Zuber? He's rated at 8m so doubt it would be

3.) 31 Mar 2017 21:41:48
Could be Fabian Schar. 25year old centre back for hoffenheim. Valued about 2 million.
Total guess tho as have heard nothing

4.) 31 Mar 2017 21:53:37
Schar is valued at £9 million and juventus, arsenal and Liverpool have been linked in the past 2 year. No chance he's coming to ibrox

5.) 01 Apr 2017 13:15:33
Swiss lad playing in Bundisliga that's on the radar is Harris Seferovic 25 years, Striker.

6.) 01 Apr 2017 13:30:20
Obviously some supporters reckon we'll spend £9 million on the one player judging by the two disagreements lol. Be lucky if we spend that on 4 players never mind the one.



26 Mar 2017 14:08:06
Bears. After reading a few reports regarding King saying that investment will happen for Pedro I've the feeling that King and the board have been holding back money and I now believe that Pedro could receive a Transfer Budget in the region of 10 million!

One thing that does worry me is that if certain players refuse to leave due to a wage decrease then we must loan them out whilst trying to get as much of their wage paid for by the other club!

I do not want to see us just paying players off to get rid of them, but I really do not think that this will have a huge impact on how much Pedro gets as King is reported to have said that he will invest significantly and that our new manager will have more to spend than Warbs did if needed!

Really do think that a Transfer Kitty of 10 million could happen.

1.) 26 Mar 2017 14:57:12
What are you basing that figure on?

2.) 26 Mar 2017 15:59:56
Highly doubt it. Maybe a couple of million here and there then a couple of small fees on rough diamonds from Portugal, Greece and whatever other countries pedro has coached in. Might get a tidy fee for the likes of tavernier and kiernan since warburton rates them so much. As long as we get a decent quality of players who can handle the pressure then I'm happy and it's a good start

3.) 26 Mar 2017 16:37:52
The retail deal would have to be sorted for the budget to be anywhere near 10 million, sorry but I can't see it being anywhere near or even half that figure.

4.) 26 Mar 2017 21:14:20
4-5 million?

5.) 27 Mar 2017 00:10:34
So you think King has been saving up cash, and you think it's about £10m. I would replace the word think with hope.

6.) 27 Mar 2017 01:14:48
If it is 10 million then real chance challenging the title right players coming in etc, I personally think this league just needs about 12 million to win this league

7.) 27 Mar 2017 09:56:42
Rangers need £20m and a bit of good luck to have any chance of winning the SPL next season! Chances are we will need to replace a number of players including Tavernier, (who will be off to Nottingham Forrest), we need a centre back with some quality, we need to either sign Hyndman or replace him with a player of similar ability and we need two other quality players, one for holding midfield and a striker.

For the right quality they won't come cheap. If we are lucky we might recoup £5m from selling the aforementioned Tavernier, Kiernan, Halliday and a couple of others. If Crooks comes back and can do a job for us it will be a major plus as would a fit Rossiter but that is hope rather than expectation.

I just hope that Pedro can find some gems in Portugal, South America etc., that will improve us to a level that can challenge for the league.

8.) 27 Mar 2017 11:42:11
Dont know where some of these figures are getting pulled from lads. a couple of players in the 500k bracket and a few frees will be our whack and we'll just need to hope Pedro has a few gems up his sleeve.

9.) 27 Mar 2017 12:05:04
TOMUSA : Not sure we need a holding midfielder now if we are to be continuing with our improved pressing game.

10.) 27 Mar 2017 12:12:41
i doubt we will win the league next year but we should be closer and to the 10 million comment i say dream on Andy dream on.

we will never spend that much and even if we do i can see the dark side spending about 25 mill this year to compete in Europe, so we will still be behind them squad wise but i can't see them winning the league with the same amount of points as this year as we will be more direct and more clinical next year (or at least i hope)

i hope i'm wrong and Pedro gets a war-chest of 15 million but i doubt that very much

11.) 27 Mar 2017 13:01:10
James Stirling, without a decent transfer budget Pedro will struggle to compete with Celtic and that will not be his fault. While I don't see Celtic spending the sort of money that you mention I do believe that they will strengthen their squad and to be honest they have some of the best talent in Scotland right now. I watched their young full back in action for Scotland last night and he was excellent and they have a number of very good players. They could lose one or two in transfers down south but would secure big fees for them. Right now, with the exception of Hyndman, a loan player, we have no one of the same quality.

I suspect that King is hoping that a deal can be struck with Sports direct so that we can generate additional income and also have a Share Issue that will bring in new funds but if we are hoping that he will personally put in more funds then I think we are wasting our time.

12.) 27 Mar 2017 13:09:27
DK did raise £7m+ recently from selling one of his companies in New York.
Don't want to speculate, however, he is sitting on a cash pile at the moment.




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28 May 2017 11:15:02
Ed how about a Poll.
Question: How much will Pedro spend before the start of Season?
(a) 4-6m
(b) 6-8m
(c) 8-10m
(d) More

After all the sneering about out finances and what our future Transfers were going to entail, to read about the Pena deal near enough over the line for a supposed Fee of just over 3m, made me think with a smile. Something that I had not fone in a while and I'm thinking prob same for other Bears Yeah
So maybe put this up see what answer gets most percentage

{Ed033's Note -

Pedro Spend Poll

1.) 28 May 2017 14:06:10
Got to be between 8 and 10 if this Mexican is 3million then to get the other two will be two million for both at the very least then 400,000 for alves and prob the same for mault then the young Portuguese defender is 1million so that at least 7million then possibly wiess would take that to 9 then so I'd say between 8 and 10

2.) 28 May 2017 19:35:07
If we do manage to spend anywhere near that which I really can't see and it goes pear shaped like it did with warburton I do fear the ramifications could be severe for us, sorry for being so gloomy about this troops but we definitely need a cup and a convincing 2nd Place and a significant cut in the 39 points behind the eastenders for this to be a success in my opinion, Pedro has a massive task in front of him hopefully he's up to the task



21 May 2017 18:31:14
These are the players I hope that we bring in:

And a striker.

I'd keep Garner along with Miller Waghorn needs to go and as for Dodoo I do like him but he needs to go out on loan or transfer depending on who and how many we bring Iin and if Caixinha thinks the younger lads are ready for some first team game time.

Really hope ti see Atakayi get a run tomorrow and a real chance next season as I've a real good feeling about this lad not expecting miracles but want him to stay at Ibrox and not go out on loan this lad does have something about him same as Beerman I think these lads will be 5m plus player after 2-3 seasons. The future of our team IS looking good Bears its just a matter of time.

1.) 21 May 2017 21:04:35
That list you put is the quality of player that we need to bring in if we are to challenge for the title not all this mault henigen Lindsey walker maginn pish

2.) 23 May 2017 15:20:46
Lindsay is in the same team of the year as most Celtic's first 11. And unless you want Alves playing cb with Wilson, or Bates don't see how he wouldn't be an improvement.



21 May 2017 18:27:49
IF Barry goes then we must bring in a player like Weiss. I genuinely hope that he does come and with news of season ticket money going into squad then fingers crossed would love it if Danny from Zenit came and I would welcome Guald.

1.) 22 May 2017 01:20:16
The season ticket money going into squad will be to pay for the current squad next season and who we bring in. it won't all be spent on new players.

2.) 23 May 2017 13:45:52
dissagree bawbag i think he was very good when we got him the last time and he is much better than what we have and he has become an even better player since he left weiss would be a cracking signing!

my team so far would be; fod
tav bartley alves waldo
rossiter jack
mckay naisy wiess

a new striker as garner waggy are not the answers neither is dodoo



16 May 2017 11:48:43
Bears if we are low on funds THREE players to be brought in imo
A Striker?
If Rossiter is fit him and Dorrans in CM with McKay and Atayaki either side!
Even still I really do think Garner with Miller can do a job. And blood Rudden etc
Starting to think this window is going to be a let down regarding numbers IN.
Need to sign McKay up or Warbs might nip in end of Window!
IMO we should really get Dorrans! If Alves comes so be it btw how much for Moult or Boyce for that matter!

1.) 16 May 2017 13:40:21
What is it with people and Atayaki? He hasn't kicked a ball for the 1st team yet and we all seem to think he is a world beater.

2.) 16 May 2017 13:45:03
Pedro has already said that Garner will be the main man next year.

3.) 16 May 2017 13:54:21
Garner will be good if he gets the right type of service. He wins 90% of his headers and most of his goals are coming from the odd cross we throw into the box but somehow it doesn't seem like there is enough urgency to get more crosses in.

4.) 16 May 2017 13:47:42
dorrans is of to the staes I've read and atakayi is but a boy and should maybe be loaned out if possible before e gets a shout in our team.

i can't believe some people though they all wanting hill to stay on even though we have had the worst defensive record in our great history with the amount of goals we have let in.

for me alves yes is 35 but a much much higher quality of player than hill and would command the defence / team very well for me if he wants to come and we can reach a wage affordable to us then its a no brainer

5.) 16 May 2017 18:00:49
It's incredible how people seem to think a young guy who has never played for the first team should be a first choice pick.

6.) 17 May 2017 03:22:38
We need experienced internationalists in the team for next season. By all means blood the boys when we are three goals up but we need to be out there winning games!



02 May 2017 09:55:27
On top of everything some players know their for the chop and have downed tools, FACT. its giving Caixinha an even bigger task this Season and King better realise that we not only need to get rid of these players because they are not good enough but they will be detrimental to what WE WANT and what Caixinha is here to do!

1.) 02 May 2017 11:46:00
I think a lot of fans need to take a chill pill and see that Caixinha is not to blame here in any manner. The guy took one on the chin accpeting the responsibility/ blame. Remember even Advocaats team took a bigger gubbing from Celtic (6-2 in 2000). If that can happen to a team with so many international players throughoyt, then it can happen to the present quite easily. Imagine Caixinha had came in at the end of the season having still to access the current squad. There would have been more of a chance of these current players being granted a free pass/ clean slate into next season. Yes it's currently painful but its our first season back in the top flight and we've likely secured Europe. New players will be in within the next six weeks.

He will be given money in the summer to invest in the squad, however, it would be daft for the club to come out and state that they are going to give him X amount to do so. That would automatically raise the price of some players. It actually works better for us for other clubs to think we are skint.

Give Caixinha time and I'm positive that he will deliver a better and more progressive team than what we currently have. Warburton - great at the time has taken us backward. We were great at the start of least season and tailed off toward the end. This preception that there isn't a gap in quality was determental to the outcome of the season. Bringing English lower league players (ones which are used to drawing or losing at their previous clubs) does not meld into what is required at Rangers - an institution club.

Rangers are still a great draw for players to win things and gain access to European football. Many other clubs can provide more funds, however not the winning oportunities that any of the old firm clubs can. We will get there but its going to take some further patience bears. We've had to be patient for four years so far. its just going to take some more.

2.) 02 May 2017 13:37:30
Yes spot on i too believe pedro will come up good with transfers, he has been around a bit and came accross a lot of good players, i am buzzing for this transfer window and can't wait to see if king will provide, this is the time for king to cough up, its bloody obvious we need money

3.) 02 May 2017 14:56:41
Alrus blue

Him taking the blame for the defeat on Saturday were empty words as surely no Rangers actually believes that to be the case and knew a lot of the players were responsible. As for this happening to advocaats team if you watch that game again we made a game of it and although some players didn't play well not one of them hid or gave up. Also they hadn't beat us the week before that game with the same amount of ease. So it's not really relevant bringing that up

4.) 02 May 2017 15:13:08
Players should definitely have played better and tried harder but I do think that playing 3 up top and not flooding midfield was a mistake by Pedro.,

5.) 02 May 2017 15:24:30
Same here Swany, je should have at least made us hard to beat like Sir Walter would have done

6.) 02 May 2017 15:39:09
All I'm saying is that Caixinha wasn't to blame for the players lack of ability or effort on Saturday. He took responsibility for their mess as any leader should do, however your right. we all knows its the players lack of ability that's the cause of this. Caixinha tried to implement something new but he doesn't have the players to carry it out. I think that's why he didn't bother going into the dressing room to give them waht for, opting rather let them take a swipe at each other. The guy has obviously tried to instil fight in them but their non-receptive. All these leaks of players unhappy with training methods and lack of holidays smacks of spoiled brats. Warburton probably rewarded their failure rather than read them the riot act. You need to hit the bottom of the barel before you can start to go up and that's what's already began.

7.) 02 May 2017 16:14:57
i can't see us getting enough as we have no income from certain parts of our club like merchandise so for what we need 5 million tops ain't going to cut it we need bout 20 mill to get near celtic and unless we get a sugar daddy wiling to spend then i'm afraid second is the aim for next year

8.) 02 May 2017 21:48:45
Advocates team did lose 6.2 mate but in the return fixture we won 5.1 this team hammered 5.1 twice

9.) 03 May 2017 09:33:33
New manager has been ill-informed at best. 30 years ago he would have been sacked yesterday morning. The worst home defeat to the mankies since the 1800's no excuse acceptable. Empty your desk thanks




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27 May 2017 23:11:38
Imo Bears Garner should get another Season. Taking a 1.3m hit is madness plus I really do believe he will bang goals in next Season.
We MUST get rid of Wags and there is a profit coming from him although only 200-300k.

Im in 2 minds about Dodoo if someone wants him and we can get the same Fee as we paid then ok BUT think a Seasons loan would be ok with me.
What's the thoughts on loaning him out to Livingston paying his wages so we can get the lad Knox.



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26 May 2017 17:16:58
Pena deal all obet Mexican TV looks like it may happen. Fingers crossed the guy is dynamite Bears



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26 May 2017 22:50:43
Don't know anything about Siem De Jong BUT if Rafa is still interested in Windass then fat Ashley imo will not say to him sorry Rafa but u can't do business with Rangers as I'm at handbags with Dave King!
How many Gers Fans agree with me?
After persuading Rafa to stay and payinghim X amount Iin wages for him to build a team using his knowledge etc he's going to stop him bringing a player to Newcastle. Plus a player who would cost pennies! If Ashley were to stop a deal like this going through Rafa would go nuts so if there is any truth in this then I cannot see the relationship between King and Ashley stopping what Rafa wants.
Also what position does DeJong play and what age is he? Thinking if this deal is on yhe cards we may have to give player plus money yeah.
Info Bears pls.



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26 May 2017 20:52:56
Bears. I would be happy if we brought in 5 quality players Alves Jack Weiss a striker and either another defender or midfielder. If any loans or freebies come fair enough but money spent on at least 4-5 players and I know Jack is a freebie so any morr of that quality then fine although I don't really want Caixinha to go for any more SPFL players maybe Moult or Boyce edpecially if players go other way. don't think Henegin is good enough but whoever Caixinha brings in I will support 100% and I think most will we must give the man a chance. WWould like to see Knox Gauld coming to Ibrox.



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22 May 2017 01:20:01
I would be well happy if all we brought in were Alves, Dorrans, Jack, Weiss and Naismith! Although not 100% sure about Naismith. Would like to see Danny from Zenit though!




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27 May 2017 23:10:34
Unless Pedro has a player outwith the SPFL in mind then imo I would go for a Loan Job! A player from a top Team and not necessarily one of the big Clubs down South. Poss try a S. Lisbon Benfica Milan or even Barca, WHY NOT!
Would be a gamble regarding wages but a Player who is 21+ yrs old and has serious potential. Caixinha MUST have contacts abroad and obviously has Mendes to help in that area.

Even still we would need a player 25-28 and has a bit about him physically.
We're going to keep Miller Garner poss Dodoo who I think if we do bting in an established forward should be sold or loaned out. i'd loan him to Livingston as part deal to bring Knox to Ibrox.
Will Ped give Rudden or Hardie a chance?



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25 May 2017 20:58:40
Heard that Halliday is on 2k a week! If true then if he doesn't go and by that I mean no one comes in for him I think I would rather have him around than pay him off. No point shelling out tens of thousands to get rid of a player who unfortunately does want to play for the badge 100% but is sadly not good enough. Hopefully a Bradford or someone will come and take him and even then might need a very small payoff



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21 May 2017 18:22:46
Whats the formation?
My fotmob app shows a 4-3-3! With Barjonas on the left of a front 3! Surely this is wrong and by sounds of it, its a 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-3-2?
Absolutely brilliant to see the young lads getting game time.
Hope they have a good game and they can show Caixinha that they are ones to watch.
All I want now is for Atayaki to get on. Hopefully a good 1/ 2 hr and I he will score ot definitely get an assist on top of creating



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13 May 2017 01:17:06
We definetly cannot afford to spend 500k on a back up!
Apparently going for Moult too. I hope that we can shift some deadwood player to Well as part of the deal.
In for Whittaker too so looks like Tavs is going to Forrest!
Question Bears how much do we let Tavs go for and minding Warbs knows our situation financially. I hope we can get anything over 800k but I do think he's a 1m player



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13 May 2017 00:57:57
all far too expensive players to buy for Rangers at present moment in time