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31 Jan 2017 23:10:53
Niall mcginn former celtic player could be joining us for next season free transfer


1.) 01 Feb 2017 11:24:56
Think the signing of mcginn would depend on our budget. if we can get our merchandise money and investment this year i would not be looking too sign him. if we are as we are at the moment sinigning him wouldn't make us any worse.

2.) 01 Feb 2017 11:45:34
Nonsense. He's utter pish!

3.) 01 Feb 2017 13:26:03
He's short, he's thin, he would knock your Ballocks in, he's niall mcginn he's niall mcginn

4.) 01 Feb 2017 17:31:51
Quality player but too old a think.

Also huge huge celtic fan from what the paper chat has said?

we should be looking at youth not players like that

5.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

6.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

7.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

8.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

9.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

10.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

11.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

12.) 01 Feb 2017 17:43:08
He is a Celtic fan and an r. c, but that shouldn't matter anymore, it doesn't bother me, maybe if I was 15 yrs younger but not now

13.) 01 Feb 2017 20:14:43
I think if he was 15 years younger maybe and the fact he is a Celtic fan and Catholic doesn't matter. Anyone agree lol

14.) 01 Feb 2017 18:23:09
No chance barrymiddleton! Where did you pluck that from mate?



31 Jan 2017 23:10:53
Niall mcginn former celtic player could be joining us for next season free transfer


1.) 01 Feb 2017 08:05:19
Has done well for Aberdeen

2.) 01 Feb 2017 08:44:55
Not good enough simples we have got to aim higher

3.) 01 Feb 2017 08:57:49
Lol deluded

4.) 01 Feb 2017 11:37:31
Kenny McLean or Graeme Shinnie and at a push Johnny Hayes are the only players from Aberdeen that I would like the Gers to sign but of course it would come down to the budget at the end of the day and I wouldn't hold my breath on any of those players coming in

5.) 01 Feb 2017 13:38:52
MCFEC what about Rooney, Jack and Logan - 3 established Premier League players. All better than what we have in our squad in those positions (in my opinion)

6.) 01 Feb 2017 16:07:40
Actually forgot about Shay Logan so that is a fair point. Rooney would not be one i would go for and I've got a couple of Aberdeen supporting mates who I'm sure would love Ryan Jack to come to us cause they sure don't want him up there.

7.) 01 Feb 2017 16:17:35
Wouldn't take anything from the sheep.

8.) 01 Feb 2017 17:23:42
Take shinnie very hard working versatile player age on his side shame he just signed on long term with the sheep

9.) 01 Feb 2017 17:41:27
i would take hayes - he's rapid and always a standout for them.

could be an able replacement if someone bids for wee barrie

10.) 01 Feb 2017 22:19:49
B16jk - if someone bids




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11 May 2018 16:50:18
Says a while ago we were wanting john mcginn, personally i think he's a crackin we player and would be amazing for us and he's also got the better of broonaldo this season.


1.) 11 May 2018 18:25:51
think we should put an end to the mcginn saga his family and himself are total dark side supporters and although he is a good player there is no chance he would sign for us

2.) 11 May 2018 18:45:09
Even if we offer crazy money for him he is groomed for the dhims, or heading south, no way that guy would even consider playing for us, forget him, Hibs will be too hard to deal with anyhow, we are talking 3-5 million f*** that, not worth the cash everyone is saying, definitely better footballers out there for that money, anyhow we have the best young player coming through in McCrorie, we should be throwing money at him to stay for the duration, Gerrard will see that and he will be hot property in a few years.

3.) 11 May 2018 18:49:22
Broom was a Rangers fan. Never say never

4.) 11 May 2018 19:09:52
Your right Moff81, but Scott Browns Grandfather wasn’t the Celtic Chairman.

There is no way McGinn would ever sign for us. It’s a non story. move on.

5.) 11 May 2018 19:24:36
Correct Greyfriar

6.) 11 May 2018 19:40:01
Mcginn absolutely despises Gers.
If he signs, then it is to take the cash and be a non trier against them.

7.) 11 May 2018 21:09:08
i got shot down the other week on here saying maginn would never move to us . and he wont!

8.) 13 May 2018 10:42:31
theres better players out there than maginn, at this stage i would have charlie adams, james mcarthur, strong phsycal guys with experiance in epl, adams for me can sit in front of defence dictate a great pass, mcarthur with ryan would be very phsyical we wouldn't get bullied that's for sure. a bit of steel needed to tough it out



07 Feb 2017 13:12:13
Gonna only say this once to all rangers fans why on rhe face this earth is every 1 wantin the de boers? Great playera but manager? Leta get real here he did okay woth ajax that's it but nothin with milan didn't last ling but hell yeah he wl do fine for gers nah but thanks then no thanks had enough off this dutch crap in the past Fact. Now michael o'neil now that's the man we should look at if getting northern ireland to the euros isn't doing it on the highest stage and platform then you rangers fans tell me what is cause its certainly no frank de boer i mean isn't exactly hard to win dutch league with ajax there league isn't any better than us. Ed do you agree michael o'neil for what he's achieved with his country alone should be at least on the candidate list.


1.) 07 Feb 2017 13:16:31
If it was me he would be up there, De Boer has not impressed me at all, though, to be fair, Inter was an impossible job. So Michael O'Neill looks an excellent candidate.

2.) 07 Feb 2017 13:45:47
Only problem with getting northern Ireland manager would be compo. nearly a million pound.

3.) 07 Feb 2017 14:06:35
Personally I would just like a manager that would instil some fighting spirit in this team and knows how to motivate players.

4.) 07 Feb 2017 13:39:20
@edd001 - not for me . His managerial win rate is 40%. With NI it's only 28% so for me he's not the man to take us forward.

{Ed001's Note - win rate is not everything. He is manager of NI, it takes a miracle for them to do anything, but he has managed it.}

5.) 07 Feb 2017 14:29:48
Agree with the sentiments above regarding de Boer and also Michael O'Neill however let's not compare our league with the Dutch!

6.) 07 Feb 2017 14:41:30
Tomusa totally agree if we don't dog in and show some fight and quick we will struggle for 3rd never mind 2nd hard times

7.) 07 Feb 2017 14:51:43
@edd001 - I understand your point about win rates but you can have 6 decent qualifying results to get to a tournament. To be considered a decent shout he would have to get them qualifying again. If he did that he would then probably be able to get a bottom EPL / top Championship job. At this point in time they are more attractive jobs than Rangers.

{Ed001's Note - so why wait until then? He has to come under consideration, it would be crazy to rule him out over win rates.}

8.) 07 Feb 2017 15:07:31
More chance of getting Michael Flatley

9.) 07 Feb 2017 15:15:28
What a lot of cr@p about De Boer. He did OK with Ajax? He won 4 successive titles something that no other manager in Holland as ever done! that's also during a time when PSV were dominant in the Eredivisie!

Michael O'Neil ahead of this man. SERIOUSLY! GET A GRIP!

We will get neither, I want nothing to do with O'Neil.

{Ed001's Note - he won four successive titles in a league that was as competitive as the current Scottish one. As soon as there was serious competition he finished second. PSV were not in any way dominant at the time, that is just false.}

10.) 07 Feb 2017 16:01:03
Regardless of PSV, no other manager has done this before and that's going back to the days when the Dutch league was very much like the Scottish League, back then someone should have achieved this!

Their league is far more competitive that ours that's false!

Since 1999/ 2000 to 2008 PSV won 7 titles. Then Alkmaar then Twente took 1 each followed by De Boer 4 on the trott. I think its fair to say PSV were the dominant force in Dutch football previous to De Boers titles.

{Ed001's Note - that is irrelevant, all of it. When De Boer took over Ajax, he was handed money to spend and the backing of the board. No one else in the league had that. They backed him heavily because of the fact that they were behind PSV. PSV were unable to compete financially and lost out on the field as they needed to sell players. If you do not understand that simple fact, then please give it a rest. Alkmaar and Twente were able to win with little money, because the league was crap. As soon as Ajax spent some, they waltzed away with it.}

11.) 07 Feb 2017 16:02:34
Plus Inter are in a mess at the time he took over. No surprise it ended the way it did.

{Ed001's Note - can you not read where I said it was an impossible job?}

12.) 07 Feb 2017 16:46:43
Although I think Michael O'Neil would be a decent appointment. I think de Boer would be a cracking appointment. He's young and creative and did great with Ajax who he brought through a lot of youngsters. Isn't that what we want from a manager. Bring through the youngsters that we can sell on for a big profit.

Another good appointment I think would be Tommy Wright just for the fact his team are usually hard to beat.

13.) 07 Feb 2017 16:52:43
I sent the last message before your reply. To be honest my friend you never seem to like it when your subscribers challenge your thoughts.

In 2008 De Boer signed 1 player: Evander Sno
2009 He signed 1 player: Ooijer

I think you will find that that is not millions being thrown at him to spend! He develops youth.

{Ed001's Note - what subscribers? More crap just like the signing thing. In summer 2008 he signed Sulejmani for £14m, in fact he signed a total of 11 players, if you don't count the youth team players, who included Daley Blind being promoted that summer. In summer 2009 he signed a further 10 as well as the promoted youth players. No Ooijer though, so you might want to check your bull before posting it.}

14.) 07 Feb 2017 18:06:41
I agree with Ed! (about everything! )

15.) 07 Feb 2017 19:10:23
Subscribers was used for wanting of a better word, do forgive me!

You need to chill Ed001, a tad aggressive. My facts are just fine, you maybe need to see how many players were sold and for how much, Malik alone was 30m!

Anyway, you don't fancy him along with many others I for one would and he's head and shoulders above people like O'Neil Davies, Wright and all the other bottom of the barrel managers people suggest.

{Ed001's Note - I am not being aggressive, short maybe, but not aggressive. You shouldn't judge over a comp screen as you can never tell a tone by mere words alone. I was typing on a phone editing quickly, so I didn't pretty it up to sound nice I just typed it quick. Your 'facts' are wrong. I even asked a member of his coaching team to verify what I said about the number of players and he backed up that they did invest heavily.

Is he really head and shoulders above? What has he proved? The only job that he has done that is similar to Rangers was Inter, and he failed miserably there. Again we both agree that he was on a hiding to nothing there, but he also would be at Rangers. The fans want instant success and that just is not going to happen.}

16.) 07 Feb 2017 19:15:56
Just to correct a point of order, it was marco van basten as ajax manager who signed suljemani for 14 million, not frank de boer.

{Ed001's Note - it was summer 2008, which was the date he referred to, but correction noted as I never checked who was in charge then, I just assumed he knew the dates.}

17.) 07 Feb 2017 19:48:40
I didn't think it was deBoer who signed him. He did spend money but not multi multi millions and as I said he sold players for huge profits.

C'mon Ajax surely are more of a comparison to Rangers than Inter? I honestly think the Dutch league is miles ahead of SPL. Managers who leave that league often prove to be capable wherever they go also. I feel it's time to stop scraping the bottom of the barrel for managers and players alike. Yes money talks, and by all accounts we have very little. If De Boer has direct contact with Dave King as some would suggest then I think that's the direction that we should do everything possible to go in.

Always a pleasure Ed001. Tone is often confused.

{Ed001's Note - I compared Inter to Rangers because Juve have a budget well ahead of Inter's. In Holland Ajax have by a considerable margin the biggest budget unlike Rangers. Not so much about the league they play in but their financial state within it.

Apologies for it coming across aggressive. I don't always have time to check things over so they read nicely and when I do the crappy wifi here loses the message and I have to start again. This is the third time I have tried to reply to this due to the wifi crashing each time I press submit. Sometimes the replies get shorter because I get fed up retyping stuff.}

18.) 07 Feb 2017 20:18:48
Lol, I feel your pain my son.

19.) 07 Feb 2017 20:19:16
By the way no need for apologies.

20.) 08 Feb 2017 08:31:42
Gdog, to be fair De Boer spent £46.5mil on players during his time at Ajax. Yes they managed to rack in a lot more than that through selling players, however I doubt De boer has any say over youth players at ajax except from who he decides to use in his first team squad. Anyway, £46.5mil in the 5/ 6 seasons he was there, if he needed that much (and possibly the best academy currently in the world) to win the league then I doubt he is the man for the Rangers job.

21.) 08 Feb 2017 12:53:42
De Boer would be a top appointment who would be able to attract top players.
At celtic right now the attraction of playing under Rogers draws players there.
I don't think we would see the same kind of attraction to playing under Michael ONeil

22.) 08 Feb 2017 15:15:48
We can pontificate all we want on who might be the next manager but right now we have what we have and a vast majority of us were delighted when we secured his services. The problem as I see it is that we have a guy who is high on theory and not so good on practice. He wants to play the beautiful game the way that Barcelona play when he has accumulated a bunch of players that are 1,000,000 miles away from the quality of most Spanish top league sides.

He is playing in a league where 'mammy pamby' footballers are destroyed by the opposition and where slow build up play generally gets you no where in what is a fast and hard league. He has underestimated the SPL and his assistant quite frankly is a waste of space since he clearly hasn't provided any insight into what was needed, never mind any coaching of our hapless defence!

At the end of the day the players we have, with Souness, Smith or Wallace style aggression and motivation, would be better than the pack and would put up a better show against Celtic.

He fails to motivate, he fails to develop, he is a 'Southern Softie' that lacks "Govan Aggression", he is more suited to the Trading Floor than the rigours of winning a league where coming second to the great unwashed is simply not acceptable!

23.) 08 Feb 2017 13:26:42
I think frank de boer looks the most qualified for the job out of all the names. He did better than okay at ajax! It's not as if it's the spl with 1 descent team.

24.) 08 Feb 2017 13:37:32
I'm a northern ireland fan but I really think we need better than michael O'Neil. international football is different than club football you only have to look at lawri sanchez when he was with us he had some brilliant results but was a nightmare at Fulham. Michael O'Neil us totally unproven at club level. He's only had a short spell at shamrock rovers.



02 Feb 2017 11:17:10
Ed with all due respect put this up please its about time sum gers fans need reality check and grip, i'm sick hearin gers fans sayin derek mcinnes or tommy wright etc aren't good enough? Blow me out they 2 would make huge differece to rangers more than the same old borin warburton fact, why they have done well at there current clubs on less budget for start so wot would they do if they were at us? With bigger budget now let's get real here when we went for big eck from hibs not every bear was excited but he won same amount of trophies as martin o'neil so why can't mcinnes or even wright not come and do same some us fans need reality check we aren't going to get a mourinho etc so forget about top class manager right now i'm bein serious, brendan rodgers started off at we clubs before he got his big job at bigger clubs you have to start some where FACT but tell you now i would have mcinnes or big tommy wright any day of the week, month, year instead that clueless jerk who keeps playin rob kiernan worst defender to wear the famous blue red n white since karl svensson and that's why we will not progress any further at least under delboy or wrighty kiernan wouldn't be playin and they no how to change a game and they BOTH know how to win in scotland both have good record against warburton i'm affraid sad but true. He has to go soon why would any manager worth there salt keep playin same dross and rubbish every week is he scared to drop his favs halliday n kiernan as long as they play we will not get any better there simply not good enough for us


1.) 02 Feb 2017 11:28:40
And what do you know about football, you couldn't stop going about how we should sign o, halloran, how he's some player, better than we have, well guess what, he's been crap, I can't defend last night, but what makes you think you know how to run rangers better, i hate losing but I, ll still back the board and the club

2.) 02 Feb 2017 12:18:52
O'Halloran has not been given a run in his right position.

Delboy your comment is ludicrous. What do you know about football? The Club are being ran into the ground and the board are nowhere to be seen. Celtic will win ten-in-a-row if there's no major changes. Get your head out of the sand.

3.) 02 Feb 2017 12:44:37
It, s all well saying Warburton should be sacked, how much do yous think it would cost Rangers to sack him, along with his backroom staff.

4.) 02 Feb 2017 13:09:39
Zandermac, probably somewhere between £3-£4million. Not something we can afford to do.

5.) 02 Feb 2017 13:14:37
Who cares I would pay 2m to get rid of Warburton! He would however be a fraction of that.

6.) 02 Feb 2017 13:41:41
Spoc you would be surprised but I know a fair bit about football, I'm one of those fans that hates giving the club stick, it's just the way I am, I know our defence is shocking, I don't understand why he's never sorted it out, or the def mid that we are crying out for, maybe he has tried but he can't get the players he wants, and would rather wait to get the right players in, or maybe we just don't have any money, I just get annoyed when I come onto a rangers fans website and you would think it was other fans posting, not our own, I just get behind them during good times and the bad, it's just the way I am, but if these performances keep happ then the gaffer will be sacked as the fans will make sure he's gone.



08 Apr 2016 21:00:53
fellow bears what do yous think about our chances against celtic in the cup!


1.) 08 Apr 2016 21:13:36
If they play as well as they did against Dundee last weekend and we play as well as we can, then it could be a brilliant result.

But I would be happy with a 2-1 win.

I imagine S. Brown is kicking a tree to prepare for it.

2.) 08 Apr 2016 22:07:32
And if celtic play like they did when they gubbed Hamilton and rangers play like they did against Falkirk in the last 20 mins a few weeks ago it could be bad news for your lot ifs buts and maybes?

3.) 08 Apr 2016 22:19:12
Welcome to a Rangers rumours and banter site bigp.

Mostly ifs and buts on here Pal.

4.) 08 Apr 2016 23:03:50
Bigp then again we could maybe put in up the performance we did against dundee, a team your lot have failed to beat in your lsst two feeble atempts, the same dundee that we trounced, they hardly got a kick of the ball against us,

5.) 09 Apr 2016 02:40:26
Love it big John I've never been boastful about the gers but let's get it right, they've played Dundee twice the last month or so and struggled against their reserve team, and we gubbed their best who WERE up for it in the cup. I'm sick of people trying to play us down this squad is the real deal whose answered everything that's been thrown at them. I say bring in the celts and show them what they are in for next year.

6.) 09 Apr 2016 08:56:27

They aren't playing team down they are just being realistic. How can you say team is the real deal? We have just won the championship not the premiership. Let's see how we fare in the top league before calling the team the real deal. The semi final will be a marker as to where we are at the moment but that's all. To me Celtic are clear favourites for the tie however i think we can win with a bit of luck.

7.) 09 Apr 2016 11:35:59
Never mind people not rating Rangers, I think Celtic are getting far too much credit that they don't merit.
It's the worst team they've had since the 90's. If people aren't confident of beating this mob there is no hope for them.
They've been trounced endlessly in Europe, stuttered their way to the title against the might of Aberdeen. People go on about their experience but what I see is players past it like Broon, Mulgrew, Commons etc. Nothing they have scares me. Griffiths isn't even scoring right now.
I can see nothing but a win for us at Hampden. As for next year I'm sure MW knows what he needs and I'm sure the board will back him. Do I think Diella knows the same? Short answer is no!

8.) 09 Apr 2016 12:09:53
Great post and I agree 100%. We are not being deluded here. This might not be the best Rangers team in history but as you say Celtic are pants just now and are only winning the title due to the lack of any credible challenge. Our team has flaws of course, but we are younger, fitter and mostly quicker than them. Our achilles heel is the defence being exposed due to our style of play. But then if thumbheid is going off the boil it surely means we have a chance. Even if we lose I think we might surprise them with the quality we undoubtedly have. The future is bright and with 4 or 5 additions over the summer we will be in great shape to mount a challenge imo.

9.) 09 Apr 2016 14:08:29
When you think of the chances we've created and missed this year as well Seeker I'd like to think if we add an out and out striker to the mix we won't need a defence because we will score for fun. But I agree the defence needs tweaked.
We are 3 starters away from having an excellent team and 3 squad players. We need a CDM, CB AND Striker of genuine quality and experience. Then Crooks, Windass and a Full Back as cover that can play on both sides. Add that to Hardie, Thompson and Murdoch and we have the squad I'm sure can challenge. We need anything else there's always January. Maybe a GK as well but I'm being greedy.



28 Jan 2016 17:54:22
Does this mean Michael o'halloran deal is dead?





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31 Oct 2018 21:59:02
Hate to say this but Gerrards been tactically out classed by Mcinnes and now Clarke any one else agree on this? Tonight was just not good enough.




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10 Sep 2018 20:05:30
Not a chance he would need to lose weight for a start not the same player he once was.




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19 Jul 2018 19:50:49
This baffles me £600k and now loaned out hopefully another midfielder comes in john mcginn would be a good singing despite celtic background.




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17 Jun 2018 20:22:41
Ed is there any news on john mcginn? Yet as i would love him to come to rangers he's young and also scottish, would be gutted if he joins the dhims would be scott brown all over again




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03 Jun 2018 22:36:08
Lumie let me just say michael ohalloran was never given a proper chance in the team despite him being a fan of there's that guy never got proper run out in our team and most rangers supporters have said same thing.





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