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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
Barcabear

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.


 

 

03 Jan 2017 14:55:40
One more point. What a performance from Wes "Billy the Fish " Foderingham. Will not be forgotten!


1.) 03 Jan 2017 17:33:00
what you on about some posts are turning out to be riddles.


2.) 03 Jan 2017 20:19:51
I feel sorry for King and warburton and present board they get slated all the time for not investing and not been good management where the hell would we be if King never came back nobody else was interested mr green or white would have sold Ibrox to Ashley and we would be seeing Ibrox as the biggest sports direct shop in uk or we would still be in championship as feeder club for Newcastle apprentices and ally in charge as he supported green and whites take over its our first season back I was happy to be in top six so great as we are in top four just now be thankful we still have rangers.


3.) 04 Jan 2017 08:46:01
Hugh, I have no sympathy for King although I do have some for Warburton. King trumpeted off on the investment he would make, the transfer fund that would be available etc., and none of it has materialised. Perhaps he should have kept his mouth shut.
As for alternatives I seem to recall that Souness and Kennedy were close to securing the Club and with them in control we might well be seeing a better set of results.
They most likely wouldn't have given the bull to the fans that King has spouted and as I have said before I have to believe that an agreement could have been reached with Sports Direct through sensible negotiation rather than by adopting the stance that King has taken which was all about keeping the fans onside rather than resolving the issue.
In many respects, if Souness and Kennedy are still interested then it might be better for King to stand aside and let them take the Club forward since personally I do not believe that King has the wherewithal to do this!


 

 

03 Jan 2017 14:47:45
Not going to comment on the recent game with Celtic. However, I would like to raise a few points .

Celtic looked fitter, stronger, more tactically astute and cohesive than us. T

hats not down to budget- that's down to leadership, management, training programmes and fitness strategy. Its not only been in the Celtic game our players look cream crackered after 70 mins.

If I was Warburton I would walk into next board room and play a video of the Celtic fans jumping up and down in celebration, and simply say -do you want Rangers to be great again - if the answer is yes - then get your cheque book out lads.

Mourinho, Wenger or Conte could not do much better with the squad we have - So its time to back Warbs or don't be surprised if he heads back South . very soon.


1.) 03 Jan 2017 15:06:09
Thought you weren't going to comment on it?


2.) 03 Jan 2017 17:13:44
But all the money in the world won't fix fitness issues! It would be more like it if he was dragged in and told to get players like waghorn off the fish suppers and get them putting it in at training every week! Still think its criminal that we are not fit.


3.) 03 Jan 2017 17:24:32
Must admit the fitness issue worries me too nic861.When waghorn was through on goal in second half he looked like he was pulling a tractor and Halliday looks knackered with 20mins to go in matches.


4.) 03 Jan 2017 17:47:42
Lol, Carslberg don't comment on the Celtic game but if they did they would be your comments Barcabear.


5.) 03 Jan 2017 20:02:51
Not all of the players look unfit but certainly Halliday and Waghorn appear to struggle, but then neither should be in the first eleven!


6.) 03 Jan 2017 22:41:49
If it's not down to budget, then why ask the board room to get the cheque book out? 😂😂😂.


 

 

03 Nov 2016 10:16:52
Know this will cause a stramash -how about Commons or Scott Allan to replace Nico while he is getting fit. Both have the ability to unlock a defence etc
Thoughts?


1.) 03 Nov 2016 10:25:26
Commons, unfit, not played a game in donkeys, not what we need. Scott Allan, well again unfit, told to go and train with youth at Rotherham, i'll pass on that.


2.) 03 Nov 2016 10:39:43
Scott Allan could offer to play for us for nothing and I would still refuse. Karma is a great thing.


3.) 03 Nov 2016 11:00:28
if I could pick 3 signings for january/ summer :

blair Spittal
jason cummings
and a centre back.


4.) 03 Nov 2016 11:06:40
Do you think Celtic would sell them or loan them to us?


5.) 03 Nov 2016 11:42:26
that idea is only a ballhair from insanity.


6.) 03 Nov 2016 12:09:34
Both had a chance to come to us earlier and neither did so both can gtf and rot away.


7.) 03 Nov 2016 12:41:05
How about Jermaine Defoe of Sunderland. Struggling team and doesn't start every game but could be available at a reasonable price? I'd also recall young Hardie and start giving Liam Burt a run.


8.) 03 Nov 2016 13:47:52
Berbatov is free and would rip SPL apart, however, we don't shop in those windows anymore. Expect maybe 2 young loan players from EPL. We won't be spending cash in January.


 

 

 

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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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24 Oct 2016 22:06:34
Another area of concern is fitness and strength . They were way stronger than us- even after having a tough mid week game. They buy Dembele - instant return -we buy Garner- Stevie Wonder could see he is out of his depth.


 

 

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11 Oct 2015 12:14:12
Would be a great move it were true. can't see Lawwell allowing this to happen though.Utd, along with Hibs are now effectively feeder clubs for Celtic


 

 

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01 Sep 2015 17:56:32
hopefully bail denied
Would like to see Llambias, Sommers and Easdales pulled in for questioning also.


 

 

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19 Aug 2015 11:49:13
Really pleased that we are talking to this standard of player- never mind signing him!
No doubt Zelalem is some player- Don't know if I can see him playing on a cold Tuesday night in Greenock or Alloa though.Will such a skilful player get protection from some of our"hammer throwers" Interesting to see the loan maybe initially to January- someone very wise knows the game in Scotland is completely different from mid December - April -where skill takes second place due to mud bath pitches.


 

 

 

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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


 

 

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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.


 

 

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12 Sep 2016 23:59:55
IMO we really miss Ball and Zal. Ball heading to Rotherham was the bitterest pill to swallow. I'm sure Warbs thought we would sign him. Panic buys never work - Senderos is on a one year contact. hope there is a get out clause. In his defence ( scuse the pun) giving him his debut in an Old Firm game at Parkhead was an error of judgment to say least!


 

 

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12 Sep 2016 23:31:34
A number of our players did not complete or even meet other team members during pre season. You could se on Saturday our fitness levels were not as they should be. Warbs remarked on the league cup games impacting preparation -now those chickens have came home to roast -big time. Quite apparent many of our team -froze in the heated atmosphere of Parkhead- Played like Strangers rather than Rangers. I am convinced Warbs will get in right- TBH he does not have any other option -we all know the score.

true sign of madness is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. Barton is not match fit, neither is Krancjar - bench them until they are fit. Barton seems over or underwhelmed with Scottish football - not even close to the same player he was for Burnley last season

With regards to the usual platitudes about "learning from this experience etc" Suggest Warbs plays the video of the Celtic supporters revelling in our humiliation - If that's not motivation to get their act together- then sorry lads- Glasgow Rangers is not the club for you!