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24 May 2019 23:06:23
Greg Stewart apparently signed a 2 year deal. Useful addition I guess.


1.) 25 May 2019 02:22:50
Baffling addition more like nowhere near good enough even as a sqoad player Gerrard spoke of quality over quantity this summer and the sign8ngs have been underwhelming to put it mildly even players we are linked with are not going to be game changers need to buck our ideas up drastically if we are to challenge.

2.) 25 May 2019 07:13:26
Mate we play in Scotland no Spain. Who do you want to attract? We can't spend lots of money on big singings. It's going to be Loan deals or free transfers. If we do spend it will be a couple of mil tops. That's where we are I'm afraid.

3.) 25 May 2019 08:03:11
Nothing like giving players a chance to prove themselves.

4.) 25 May 2019 08:59:00
Who do you think we should be signing stiv65?

5.) 25 May 2019 09:22:56
Totally agreed, don’t see the point signing stewart pointless and useless signing even on a free.

6.) 25 May 2019 09:31:01
You mean the same greg stewart that has caused us all sorts of problems stiv65? Check out our record against aberdeen and killie this season👍. Granted he won't be an immediate first 11 pick but he'll be a very useful squad player, much better than our current squad players and a proven spl player👍.

7.) 25 May 2019 10:23:40
So is Jones. Loan him back to Killie.

8.) 25 May 2019 10:49:46
Don't usually disagree with u coldo but I do this one. I don't get the Stewart signing he's not better than candeais etc. We should only be using the budget this year on players to improve the starting 11. This means the guys pused out end up filling the squad and the rest of the deadwood go out the door.

9.) 25 May 2019 11:36:46
Here is a little stat that may change your minds re G Stewart. This season when Greg Stewart has played Centre Forward on 14 occasions he has 8 goals and 5 assits. Aberdeen are playing the boy out in the wing, where he is not effective. Now compare that to our other squad striker big lafferty.

10.) 25 May 2019 12:09:50
Most of us on here do realise we need a new left back. I've got no doubt, just like i've said before that barisic is talented, but lacks the heart, for the endeavour of our league. The 2 left backs i think we should go for are max lowe of derby county, currently on loan at the sheep, or kilmarnock left back greg taylor. what's our thoughts on this,
fellow bears?

11.) 25 May 2019 12:09:51
Keep saying guys wait till window opens that’s when to judge never know might be another Kamara amongst the frees.

12.) 25 May 2019 12:11:13
FB I would agree that in an ideal world we should bring in players that improve the starting 11 and then those pushed out make up the squad. But we don't have the cash to do that. Yes we can go and get 3 or 4 for the starting 11 but we need a squad and players like stewart jones hastie are better squad players than what we currently have👍.

13.) 25 May 2019 12:34:08
Stewart will prove his worth. Definitely better than Lafferty. Every time he played he gave us problems so cut the guy some slack.

Regarding Barasic. He looked really good for Oesek (spelling) but looks out his depth at Rangers. He seems to switch off in games and that's an issue. Personally I would sell him as well as Grezda.

14.) 25 May 2019 12:41:27
Stewart is a Rangers Supporter and with a full pre season under his belt and at a level of fitness that Rangers demand I predict he will be a player that can unlock difficult Scottish defences, Me personally was a bit nervous when he was against us he more often than not beat his man and got his cross in or shot away. He is also very experienced. He comes across as the cheeky chappy type and will add to the dressing room. They are building a team that live and breath Rangers and will empty the tank as SG would say every time they put the top on. Not like the over paid junk the other side of town.

15.) 25 May 2019 13:37:39
Stiv65, ever thought it possible that we can't sign anything other than frees right now for one simple reason - the transfer window isn't even open yet? The guys we've signed will help make up a squad of 25-26, of which about 18 are already in place. That means there are more to come and these will be the players we all know we need.

16.) 25 May 2019 15:15:57
Give the guy a chance to bed in then bet he fly's off the blocs. Gerrard sees something in him.

17.) 25 May 2019 15:39:01
Here's a stat, Lawrence Shankand is a free agent and has scored 50 goals in 61 games. **** Greg Stewart, this lad is the best striker in Scotland.

18.) 25 May 2019 15:49:00
but shanks has never scored in spl.

some people.

19.) 25 May 2019 15:56:42
Daisy yore any team can buy any player at any time they just need to wait till window to register the player.

20.) 25 May 2019 17:45:48
Greg Stewart is worth a punt Two year deal for FREE Certainly can be a useful addition as a squad player Just needs toget more goals to his game and play consistently! Gerrard can get the best of this lad and what better he is a die hard Rangers player!

I can see Gerrard is going to go for a couple of quality players that will be first team. players but we also need to go for depth in the squad! Rangers will be getting rid of at least 7 players this year!

21.) 25 May 2019 18:53:08
Greg Stewart is a good signing on a free and will do a job when called upon in certain games and has proved he can in the SPL.

22.) 25 May 2019 18:57:48
We mostly all agree a new left back
That can play domestically is essential
Back up center back is a must
I would like to see, a, right back that can defend not tav
A captain that steps up every game
A striker who can score and stay on the field for ninety minutes
Offload all the dead wood.

23.) 26 May 2019 12:10:23
I think his signings so far have been positive.
Young players who know the league and have been playing well last season for worse teams.
Jones has scored a few against Celtic and Rangers and is a better impact player than Middleton.
Stewart is good in the 10 and is great back up for Arfield with double figures goals and assists last season in the league.
Hastie has explosive turn of pace and is a good finisher, he either looks the part and is good addition in pre season or goes out on loan to Motherwell potentially and does damage against everyone else apart from us in league.
Davis proved his worth in final cpl of months and us another shrew acquisition.
These guys were all FREE or development fee signings with low risk attached.
Wait till the actual transfer window opens and see who we get I’m sure there’s another 2-3 good signings to follow and i'm positive about who they might be.

24.) 26 May 2019 12:47:39
I keep hearing things like oh who do I want us to sign then and it's SPL we play in and not Spain if that is attitude amount our fans who think Greg Stewart is the answer then it shows how much mediocrity some of our fans are willing to accept I'm not saying we can spend millions and millions but I expect a better calibre of player than Greg Stewart and Jake Hastie np disrespect to those players but we need game changers or we will never seriously challenge even players we are being linked with is very underwhelming ie boy from Oldham John Souter forget about how he they might become in future it's about here and now to stop other lot winning 10 in a row our recruitment needs to be lot better because for every Kamara and Ryan Kent there's been Grezda Barisic McCauley so we need to get quality in not mediocre players who will just fill a squad number.




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28 Jun 2019 20:14:35
Why aren't we playing any games in Portugal?


1.) 28 Jun 2019 21:13:02
We have 4 home friendlies and at least 4 European games before the league kick off, that will be plenty to get ready for the league!

2.) 28 Jun 2019 21:36:01
Rangers have a programme that has been set by unmovable fixtures. The Rangers management team have decided to set all their preparation around this. Do you think its because there is no teams to play or we don't want to play. I can't get my head round your query, don't you think they know what their doing. Give me your preparation strategy that significantly differs from the Rangers porefessional management team full of scientists, top coaches, physios, doctors, analysts and the manager with the highest qualification available. Please let us all know.

3.) 28 Jun 2019 22:15:01
because they are working on general fitness before worrying about match fitness same as any top club.

4.) 28 Jun 2019 22:58:43
So why would we go to Portugal and no play anyone? Seems a bit daft to me. Surely we've got a couple of bounce games lined up? What's the point in going then?

5.) 28 Jun 2019 23:48:15
I think the reason is warm weather training mate which increases the demands on the body. They can also rely on playing outdoors all the time, first week back at the Hummel there was some pretty big down pours. Team bonding away from domestic worries and world class facilities is a major draw. Most athletes do some warm weather training at facilities like this. Do you think they should have stayed at the Hummel and for what reason.

6.) 29 Jun 2019 08:00:39
I'm with you TJ but I still think they should be playing some games. I've never heard of a club going away for pre season and not playing.

7.) 29 Jun 2019 12:20:09
i think maybe you think we should be doing a similar pre season as celtic as1974? they are playing games against austrian teams i think? not sure what the best strategy is? totally trust our coaching team though . also agree that we have enough games in the next month, so as much as i like you would love to see rangers playing now we will just trust what they are doing and be patient .

8.) 29 Jun 2019 13:47:34
Squad morale, bed the new boys into squad, a couple of weeks of sunshine and hard work, tactics to work on to fit the new guys into the system.

9.) 29 Jun 2019 17:57:42
What you talking about Brian? Who cases about Septic. Don't you think going away on pre season and not playing any games isint weird? We have our first Europa qualifier in less than 2 weeks. Training is a lot different from playing 90 mins so wind your neck in.

10.) 29 Jun 2019 19:29:29
That training resort in Algarve is very highly rated and has a great reputation. that's why they are there. Hence why van dijk n other players are there.



26 Jun 2019 23:29:50
Are Rangers playing in games in Portugal?


1.) 27 Jun 2019 08:31:20
No just a training camp.

2.) 28 Jun 2019 17:06:10
Just the waiting game with aribo.



23 Jun 2019 20:55:51
Are we playing any games during our pre season trip to Portugal?


1.) 24 Jun 2019 14:08:30
Just watched aftv and there saying theyve got an interest in Aribo might not be done and dusted as we hope.



29 May 2019 07:42:39
What does my fellow bears think of trying to sign the boy Marriott from Derby. Only 24 and has a decent goal ratio. I know he would command a fee but we could do a deal regarding Tav? Just a thought.


1.) 29 May 2019 11:31:33
Dont understand why people constantly want to get rid of tav?
If it was up to me I would push him up the park and put Flanagan in at RB, but that's just my opinion. Certainly don't want to see him moved on though.

2.) 29 May 2019 12:30:31
Totally agree OrangeTinted. I have been battering on about moving Tav on to the right wing all season. If you think about the amount of goals he scores from right back just think how many he could score from further up the field. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS THE FAMOUS.

3.) 29 May 2019 13:50:28
Tav is a good player for us, yes he needs to be more conscious defensively but the team as a whole aren't solid enough in that respect I think part of the problem we had when we couldn't break teams down was down to playing him and candeias. Candeias is a touchline winger who likes to get a cross in but tav is already there for that so there's no point in having them both out there. If tav plays we need someone in front to drift in and get closer to the main striker. Too often crosses were being fired in to morelos on his own. Maybe having a left footed like hastie out there would open things up.

4.) 29 May 2019 13:55:23
As1974,leave james tavernier where he is mate. I also just can't understand for the life of me, why with some of our supporters, bring tav's name up first, either to be sold, or taken out the team and stripped of the captaincy. I know money talks, but tav would be a helluva miss, if we were to sell him.

5.) 29 May 2019 14:11:56
Agree Tav has been great, just not a great defensive player, but a great weapon going forward


6.) 31 May 2019 03:22:56
Maturing into a terrific player. Always fit and available as well.



24 Jan 2019 19:54:54
Folks shoot me down in flames if you want. I think the Celtic game has papered over the cracks. Signing Davis and Defoe is a huge mistake IMO. Why are we signings players at that age who demand huge wages? We changed our formation to suit these 2 guys who haven't played 90 mins for months but we start them against a team 3rd in the league. Last night was a huge game and both of these guys aren't match fit for a start. We haven't even sorted out our back line yet which is priority. Worral and McCauley are both terrible. We are playing a midfielder at left back (not Halliday's biggest fan but he's done well) when we have 2 very good left backs in our squad. Tav is never captain material and is not a right back. Again we have a decent right back in Flannagin, who kept getting played out of position. I think Arfeild is a great signing but the problem is keeping him fit. On to Jack. Having shown glimpses of what he can do has been a dissapointing signing. If it wasn't for El buffalo or Shagger we would be f**ked. Many young players did we have in that team last night? 2. Worrall and Kent. 2 guys on loan. Kent is a great player and we must try and sign the boy. Lafferty is been terrible. Yes you can say he's not had a run of games, but when was the last time he scored? . The game last night was crying for a formation change but AGAIN SG got caught in the headlights and got out witted by Stevie Clark. The only positive under Gerrard was a run in Europe but at the final hurdle we couldn't beat a very poor Rapid team. If we don't finish a close second I think SG won't last long as the Ranger manager. Like to know other bears thoughts.


1.) 24 Jan 2019 20:16:17
As2974, I've read your post twice and to be honest, i agree 100%. We don't want to hear it and want to be positive about our team. You have stated the facts whether we like it or not and i respect that. A Rangets team like that should be winning comfortable. There will be fans defending Gerrard and i get that but what improvements have we made? Apologies for being negative guys but sitting at a cold Rugby Park last night, watching that pish has really pissed me off.

2.) 24 Jan 2019 21:41:57
I didn't go mate but there was no back up plan from SG. I couldn't believe he didn't change things. He lacks the tactical awareness we need. I can't believe we are not giving wallace a game. Play him at CB at least! I want SG do well but he's not got it at the momemnt to be our manager. Said it all along SC would have been less of a risk.

3.) 24 Jan 2019 22:16:51

One of the most honest and best posts on here for a while.

4.) 24 Jan 2019 23:58:20
Sorry not got me . none of you were saying that after we hammered the smellies. that’s football . we have no god given right to win games . Even the great teams lose sometimes . Get a grip Kilmarnock are no mugs . For the first quarter we were all over them . Ok we imploded . it happens but you guys are so fickle . One game up . we are going for title . one game down its sack the board . manager. and players . Sorry guys but the reality is its s sad reflection of our west of Scotland mentality . yes mental. Have some faith for gods sake and support the team. that’s if you are supporters and not trolls.

5.) 25 Jan 2019 00:07:12
very good and honest post about the team and the way things are going so far.
It is not just the performance of the other night that a lot of fans are getting annoyed at its all the poor performances before that 1 good game against Celtic doesn't make up for the other poor games and a lack of plan b from gerrard is frustrating changes need be made eirler in games if things not working out.

6.) 25 Jan 2019 00:49:23
Mols you’re spot on 👍🏼

We are a work in progress, whether people like it or not.

If fans don’t realise this (i think most do however), managers will be sacked and we start from scratch yet again, if that happens then there will be no stopping 10 in a row.

7.) 25 Jan 2019 08:27:59
A work in progress is signing and playing young talent not 34, 36 or 39 year olds. We've been down this road before and look that that ended. So totally disagree with your post sorry.

8.) 25 Jan 2019 09:43:43

I See you've listed 3 older players there? Are you trying to say we've not signed younger players? Because that's just not true.

We were calling out for expierence in the first half of the season and that's what has been brought in.

9.) 25 Jan 2019 10:32:38

These players that have been brought in haven’t played all season. It was painfully obvious neither Davis or Defoe were match fit and both struggled badly. McAuley is nearly 40 why are we wasting time with a guy who clearly can’t run? Worrall is awful and won’t be there next season. It would be better to send him back to Forrest and get someone like Halkett a young player out of contract at the end of the season.

10.) 25 Jan 2019 10:45:08
Mols, you are part of the rot that has set in over the past almost a decade. Calling any fan who criticizes the team, the board or the company or who gives an opinion you don't agree with a troll makes you seem like the troll. Are you a Celtic fan in disguise? It looks that way as you seem to be happy with the way the current situation. Don't you want things to get better on the pitch? There's nothing wrong with constructive criticism.

11.) 25 Jan 2019 11:28:34
Arthur, they won’t stay that way forever, they will get fit. Defoe’s already scored a goal and he’s not even fit?

I agree with McAuley he’s done, but I think he was only brought in as extra cover, hence the one year deal. It made sense at the time, low cost etc.

We have a mix of youth and experience now, need to give the new recruits time to bed in surely you must agree? Also I think playing Davis was an error from Gerrard. Defoe was always starting but probably should have stuck with Mcrorie in midfield.




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11 Jul 2019 18:16:33
The boys stats aren't impressive IMO.
Guess we need to wait and see.




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08 Jul 2019 19:41:32
As much as I'd love this to be true. Can't see it.




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04 Jul 2019 21:33:56
Pleased for the boy. Needs game time.




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28 Jun 2019 20:09:54
We are never going to get 20 million for Morelos. We will get around 10 plus add-ons.




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28 Jun 2019 09:16:15
This is mostly stuff we already know and no offence but I doubt it if a journalist would come on here.

Rumour has it Tav is off to Bournemouth. I don't think anyone will buy Morelos to be honest. At least not the now. I think we need his goals if we are going to win the league. Can't reply on Defoe as his age will have a factor, especially playing on the artificial pitches.

I would give Barasic another chance but I'm not a fan. Saying that why does he do well for Croatia?

We need another striker. I think a target man would suit the bill. Someone different. Onwards and upwards.





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29 Jun 2019 17:57:42
What you talking about Brian? Who cases about Septic. Don't you think going away on pre season and not playing any games isint weird? We have our first Europa qualifier in less than 2 weeks. Training is a lot different from playing 90 mins so wind your neck in.




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29 Jun 2019 08:00:39
I'm with you TJ but I still think they should be playing some games. I've never heard of a club going away for pre season and not playing.




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28 Jun 2019 22:58:43
So why would we go to Portugal and no play anyone? Seems a bit daft to me. Surely we've got a couple of bounce games lined up? What's the point in going then?




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14 Mar 2019 23:50:42
Yip couldn't agree more.




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13 Mar 2019 06:44:46
Because Kamara is better than McCrorie. Kamara has been excellent since he came in.
SG is clueless ans will win us nothing. If it wasn't for the run in Europe he would be gone. Again when it matters we fails to deliver.