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Favourite player: Colin Stein

Best team moment: Barcelona 72

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10 Mar 2017 10:08:57
C'mon the Rangers! Belt it right intae them!
This is your chance to be immortal -
Something tells me Murty will pull this off!
First whistle- right in their faces:-)

1.) 10 Mar 2017 11:28:52
Our chances have just improved kiernan red card appeal is rejected. Time for wilson to step up to the plate. Last chance saloon as he has been poor all season. As for 30 million for Dembele. No chance Any decent player would score goals in Scotland as the standard is not good. The time is now for the rangers team to show some fight desire and heart which have been lacking for a long time

2.) 10 Mar 2017 12:32:59
Remind me what our goal difference is! With our 1.8 million pound striker

3.) 10 Mar 2017 13:14:39
Johnny, you must be fun at parties! Judge Garner next season, hopefully Pedro plays Garner to his strengths.

4.) 10 Mar 2017 16:15:36
Could be a long game on Sunday, there is a big diff playing them at Celtic park than ibrox, but you never know

5.) 10 Mar 2017 17:59:56
Onlyshow, Johnny G is one of them pal.



02 Mar 2017 14:27:59
Had to pay Green's and fatboys legal costs for court proceedings today. Apparently we halted the action for some reason. Not be legally minded, not 100% what this means. just hate giving those purveyors of snake oil a penny of our cash!

1.) 02 Mar 2017 18:34:52
Rangers' lawyers withdrew their request for the production of more incriminating documents concerning Green, Fatley and co. but can go back to court again. Maybe Red Bull will come in and we can completely re-brand the club's shirts and logos and leave Fatley with nowhere to go! My god, Green, Whyte and the others were crooks!

2.) 02 Mar 2017 22:03:23
Why our legal team withdrew is anyone guess but by doing this they have cost us in having to pay the fees why bother request more information then withdrew it cause green ect would need more time to give the club the imformation surley the laywers no this would have happend so why request it if they didn't want to wait.



01 Mar 2017 09:00:07
Board need to ensure the next manager "sells season tickets" Alex Neil does not sell season tickets - Its well documented where his allegiances lie. If we are going down that route, may as well appoint Lemmon or Stubbs.
This is a dilema for the board, we need a quality manager, but don't have the funds to properly back him. Hopefully court case with Ashley goes in our favour - releases funds and we can move forward.

1.) 01 mar 2017 09:19:55
rangers managers job. great salary
fantastic facilities. chance to build something special.
must have expirence at top level
must have ambition to take club forward.

must not have supported celtic.

pathetic barcelona bear.

2.) 01 Mar 2017 09:12:36
"May as well appoint Lennon or Stubbs"? Please enlighten me.

3.) 01 Mar 2017 10:00:48
Ironically we could really do with a manager with Lennon's traits. Could you imagine he was appointed and the meltdown that would occur from the celtic lot? We've had players cross the divide before but never a manager.

4.) 01 Mar 2017 11:38:45
Why would you bother who they supported or played for? As soon as they put on a shirt or a blazer with the badge they are then a rangers employee

5.) 01 Mar 2017 12:55:20
Should Pedro Caixinha not be in the frame either. Turns out he used to be a talent spotter for Celtic.

6.) 01 Mar 2017 13:00:01
Barcabear your away with it. Neil would be a great appointment IMO, done brilliantly in scotland with hamilton and since then had a succesful first season at norwich to take them up.
Very much a 'players manager' which is what we need right now to get best out of what we have.

7.) 01 Mar 2017 15:06:25
@barcabear - its attitudes like yours that holds the club back. How can the club attract future investors when fans like yourself are stuck in the year 1690?
The next manager needs to be appointed on ABILITY!

8.) 01 Mar 2017 19:50:20
We need a quality manager, one that can seriously take on Rodgers. Unfortunately none of those that are allegedly on the short list inspire confidence. Macleish is yesterday's man, McInnes has failed at Aberdeen and appears happy to finish second, he has had every chance to overeatke Celtic when they had Delia and he failed consistently. We need a top quality manager that is a winner.

9.) 01 Mar 2017 17:42:48
i for one would like to say i agree that a celtic minded manager is not what i'd like either nor would i want alex neil even if he wasnt a hearts suporter and to say we are the only ones in the dark ages is just sill as Barcelona and madrid would never allow that to happen either and i can think of quite a fe more that wouldn't happen.

not when the hatred of the rival club is as strong as it is over here or spain or in turkey or a few eastern european clubs i would say tht hiring him would be a mistake

10.) 01 Mar 2017 19:36:08
We could worse than Martin O'Neil, although he appears to have turned down Leicester, and is unlikely to want anything to do with us, in our present state.
If the board have the cash, give the job to Big Eck and let him choose his staff, within reason and to an agreed budget. The important thing about the appointment is to get on with it.

11.) 02 Mar 2017 00:11:23
We don't want a Celtic minded person as it will dog there ability to get on and do the job. They would be hounded. Combined with the fact we would prefer one of our own who understand what Rangers are about MW was in coco land no affinity with the club or the fans.

A top drawer manager like FDB or RDB or Brian L as assistant
Think big and get the place bouncing again. If its a low key person next season will be no different to this one it will be low budget and freebies.



28 Feb 2017 09:25:16
Been a lot of names flying around for our manager/ coach role. I wanted to look at identifying the correct candidate in another way. Instead of look at the man -look at the desired attributes. Not definitive, but here are my thoughts . Please feel free to add/ delete where you think fit

Proven experience of managing teams in top flight football. Min 10 years
All coaching badges in place
Tactically astute
Track record of young player development
Experience of winning matches in Europe
Media savvy
Good man manager
Experience of using sports science
Experience of using performance statistics
Winning mentality
Knows the history of our club
Has previously worked with DoF.

1.) 28 Feb 2017 11:43:58
Your expectations are pretty high BarcaBear. While those qualities would be ideal, I can't think of anyone that fits your criteria. Would be better if you rank your criteria from most important to least important to give a better sense of what you deem an acceptable manager for us.

2.) 28 Feb 2017 14:48:47
Brendan rodgers didn't have at least 3 of them

3.) 28 Feb 2017 18:34:10
2 things i'd love to see happening. First, fellow bears stop buying the Daily Rebel. secondly if you subscribe to B T, tell em your switching to SKYif they don't get rid of that c&&t Chris Sutton.



02 Feb 2017 08:59:34
Worst performance in 50 years.Disgrace.
Hearts played well and deserved victory.Fitter, stronger, more tactically aware, skillful and determined.
Not sure where we go from here tbh

My points are

Warbs way out his depth. The job is too big for him

Mourhino Wenger or Conte could not do any better with this squad.

Keirnan should never wear a Rangers jersey again.

Secure 2nd place, appoint Frank De Boer in summer and give him some cash

Hope Warbs cancels training today, make entire first team squad watch video rerun of the game.

True sign of madness is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. Time for profound change

1.) 02 Feb 2017 09:21:53

Yes those 3 managers could do better as they wouldn't pick the same players who make the same mistakes. In fact they wouldn't have assembled such a useless squad in the first place

2.) 02 Feb 2017 09:31:18
What cash? I see this way too often about give the manager cash. WE HAVE NONE. That is why we aren't signing players of "quality" we have no money, people seem to think on a freebie you just pay a wage, you don't. you have a signing on fee, Agent fee, possibly development fees. WE CAN'T AFFORD PLAYERS. Bring in De Boer, We couldn't afford him. We know our team is poor, but it's all that we could afford, do you think Warburton and weir have become poor due to the size of Rangers? Hell no. They done wonders at Brentford, Mcparland done wonders too, look at the players currently at Brentford and those who have been sold recently. This is a building process, Remember this, we are at a £6mil loss per year, we can't afford to pay signing on fees, agent fees and struggle to pay any sort of transfer fee. Did you all really think a bunch of players from League 1 and 2 would allow us to walk over all the teams in the SPFL and attempt to go for the title? Give the guy a bloody chance, he is in a position no other Rangers manager has been in, even during times of financial trouble we still put out £2/ 3 million for individual players. We are all allowed to be annoyed at results, we are Rangers fans after all, we expect more from our players, but we have never had players of such poor quality before. Judge Warburton when he has had money to spend.

3.) 02 Feb 2017 09:37:22
Barca bear have you actually read what you have written?
The managers you mention would have changed the shape and dropped the dead wood a long time ago .
Appoint De Boer and give him cash? We have no money and won't have any investor until Ashley deals are gone.
Cancel training? Have them in at 9 to watch the game again then have a full days training till 5 like the average working man with fitness and tactics a must!
I have always backed MW but I'm really struggling to find any positives at the minute.
His stubbornness will be his downfall and shape and personal must be changed

4.) 02 Feb 2017 09:48:44
See to be honest with you . A lot of you saying give the guy a chance etc . Listen as an example Celtic last few seasons where not great . They done poor in champions league and never won the treble while we where not there when that was there chance to do so . They bring in Rogers . A man who knows the game has experience at highest level. He doesn't get too many in and a lot are from previous year but what he does is still into them a work ethic, a hunger, an Aggresive pressing game and it's changed them into something good. Although they never won a game in Europe the supporters and players still done themselves proud. It was there manager that created this . There is a buzz around them. Now us right now we do not work hard off the ball. We have no leaders . We have no real defensive attributes. Our best players are Mckay and Miller who where already here . We really don't create a lot of chances . We are too slow in build up . Warburton has watched this time and time again. He had whole January to sort what we all knew we needed . His signings have done nothing . It's not just this year which has been heart breaking for me to watch but last part of last season also and it cost us cup final. Time to change the players aren't learning and the manager isn't learning .

5.) 02 Feb 2017 10:09:53
Scotty123.thats my point. Mourhino and Wenger would have indeed changed formations etc. Same outcome though. You can't take journeymen footballers, kids, rejects, loans and a few old pros and make a football team. I would make the team watch the game. then leave the room and let them sort it out. It could easily have beeen 9 or 10 - 1 . enough is enough. no more evolution. we need revolution.

6.) 02 Feb 2017 10:18:01
Are you kidding? How on earth can you think those managers wouldn't get better results. Good managers adjust their tactics and shape to cover their weaknesses. Our manager plays the same way every week exposing our flaws game after game.

7.) 02 Feb 2017 11:04:45
Best post I have seen on this site Alex 2305

8.) 02 Feb 2017 10:37:20
Alex2305, difference is Celtic were spending money during that time. Nothing like Warburtons position.

9.) 02 Feb 2017 16:20:25
Onlyshowaround i have just read your post defending warburton weir and mcpharland and can not believe you are saying give them more money.

Not in the month of sundays should he be giving more funds his time at rangers should have been up this morning after that shocking result

The brentford chairman wanted a change of direction with transfers going to foreign countries where you get better value for your money.

As for warburton he has stuck to the english market and look at what dross he has left rangers with now its going cost us to get rid of some these players that's how bad some are.

foreign countries like sweden denmark norway switzerland finland iceland slovakia belarus romainia austria and also all the african countries is where we should be looking for players and in scotland.

the reason we have got players of so bad quality is down to warburton plain and simple he bought these players to the club he was not forced to do so.

add up the sums he has spent on signing on fees development fees and wages and you will see he has had a fair amount to spend yet not many of the players are playing in firs team.

we would been better served bringing 3 4 players of quality and getting young players involved rather than waste the money like warburton has done he is not good enough to manage rangers and should be showing the door

10.) 02 Feb 2017 16:59:57
Onlyshow you are from a bygone era who believe you buy success , you don't you create it, you foster it, you teach it . If it was all about money why was your team, with by far the second biggest budget in Scotland, hammered by the team with the 4 th or 5th biggest budget? You are right give warbola a hundred million a he would get you success , but he would still be a very poor manager who bought success.

11.) 02 Feb 2017 17:06:57
Some managers are good at working with journeymen and get them playing to their full potential eg Neil Warnock and Tony Pulis. MW is not one of those and that is what is needed until we have more funds for players.
I believe in King but I think the non-paying costs and the extent of the dodgy deals have caught him on the hop.
If we went for McInnes it would cost us, he has no track record at the highest level, so wold we be better off?
It might screw up the sheep for this season but its not what wee need for the future.




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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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27 Mar 2017 13:07:07
Hopefully we had a sell on clause included in deal.



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21 Mar 2017 12:27:46
If confirmed- this is quite an interesting development. Pedro usually spends max 18 months at a club - Barry would shadow Pedro and in essence, be a she in for our next manager. thoughts?



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07 Mar 2017 11:04:34
Nice guy with loads of potential. However, we can't afford another "on the job learning " manager. We need experience, leadership, desire and a passion for winning.



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24 Jan 2017 17:06:03
On paper Red Bull would be a great partner for Rangers. However, in order for a company to invest- we need to be " investible". With Ashley and the (W) easeldales p*****ng in the bovril at every opportunity - who would want to walk into that. Only way would be for RB to buy out (W) easel bloc shares and also buy our SD retail contract. plus investment in the team. possibly looking a close to £75m - £100m. never going to happen.




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28 Mar 2017 14:59:17
Big Clint. also Graham Murty should be recognised. cometh the hour. cometh the man!



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21 Mar 2017 12:30:53
Kiernan, Senderos, Halliday for sure. In saying that - all are on good contracts -why leave and who would take them. Warbs will buy Tav for aprox £1.2m. possibly McKay and possibly Rossiter -if fit



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13 Mar 2017 16:24:01
Beyond ecstatic to see the lads play with such commitment, passion, determination and skill. Celtic seemed to think they could just turn up and score 8.Rogers will be reading them the riot act today (hopefully)
Was disgusted with McKays lack of commitment- didn't fancy it at all - pulling out of 50/ 50 70/ 30 tackles. didn't even break sweat. absolutely shocking
. Murty deserves a standing ovation at Hamilton game. true Rangers man!



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19 Feb 2017 16:00:19
fair play to Dundee. fitter, stronger, challenging every ball. don't think I can watch this mince any more. too painfull. can't believe Keirnan back in the team. must be clause in his contract. must play when fit etc



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04 Feb 2017 14:19:33
Kiernan should never wear a Rangers jersey again