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04 Jan 2019 21:16:46
Is anyone else underwhelmed by the potential signing of Jordan Jones? He's played over 100 games and only has something like 9 goals and 22 assists. I feel he'd be like another MOH. Would much rather give the chance to Middleton whose almost scored as many goals and provided assists as Jones has and he's only played a handful of games for us. It also makes me think that we wouldn't be going for Kent permanently. We've also got Murphy to come back as well.

Kamara on the other hand would be a cracking free signing. We need a box to box midfielder like him.


1.) 05 Jan 2019 00:01:05
Decent age, current international, good value on a pre contract. Currently playing in a team that is defying all odds to challenge. I would trust SG as he must see something of interest.

2.) 05 Jan 2019 01:19:10
I don’t agree that being young and an international means you’re a good player. Lee Hodson springs to mind. I trust Stevie G and hopefully if he does sign he proves me wrong.

3.) 05 Jan 2019 01:23:45
Blue89 you called it right, I'm underwhelmed by Jones and Kamara is a far more intriguing signing.

4.) 05 Jan 2019 10:53:39
Does us signing Jones on pre contract mean we won’t be signing Kent permenantly.

5.) 05 Jan 2019 11:57:08
Give the kid a chance (Jones) remember a few teams in the English championship wanted him, Aston Villa, Leeds United, and some other team I read, but he turned them down to sign for Rangers, he plays for NI but he’s a born and breed English man, so to pick Rangers over those other teams gives him a few browny points in my book.

6.) 05 Jan 2019 13:28:36
'Kid' Ulsterman? He's 24, he's been an international for two years, he's made just a little progress in that time and the other clubs being after him were no more than speculation. First time I've ever questioned a signing but we'll wait and see.

7.) 05 Jan 2019 15:49:56
He’s a kid to me, but we’ll wait and see,

8.) 05 Jan 2019 18:41:46
So with those stats at killie. He either scores or sets up a goal every 3 games. Then he comes to us who he supports and was dying to sign for. Let's see what happens.

9.) 06 Jan 2019 01:51:24
Jones will probably go on loan next season decent free signing if it doesn’t work out in a year or 2 we move him on for a modest fee it’s the modern football way.



02 Jan 2019 01:06:46
The only thing better than Davis signing would be Davis signing and him getting the number 55 on the back of his strip. Make it happen Stevie G.


1.) 02 Jan 2019 10:46:09
Haha ah few Timmy's biting at that one . lol.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 13:36:55
or number 90 and stand to Andy H's right in team pics.

3.) 02 Jan 2019 14:29:28
Aye cause that wouldn't look stupid if we don't win the league blue 89. let's keep our dignity👍.

4.) 02 Jan 2019 20:35:09
We will win 55 at some point coldo 👍.



27 Dec 2018 20:51:57
Can someone explain to me why signing Shankland would be a bad idea? He's 23 and would probably cost less than 400k. If it didn't work he could be sold.
The Nicky Clark comparison isn't valid because Clark was playing in an even lower league.

The other thing folk aren't realising is that we got Morelos from the Finnish league, which is surely no better than the Scottish Championship. If we had that mentality with Morelos we would never have signed him and be talking about selling him for 15 million.


1.) 27 Dec 2018 21:48:10
Totally agree blue 89 i can't see the harm in shankland joining rangers.

2.) 27 Dec 2018 22:30:36
Well said mate it's a no branner.

3.) 27 Dec 2018 22:30:42
We won't get him for 400k before end of season, no incentive to sell him for that as if Ayr go up its worth about 1m to them. Might get him pre contract for next season.

4.) 27 Dec 2018 22:43:25
I was one who compared to Clarke, but then I thought about Andy Robertson. It could go either way, but a low risk factor.

5.) 27 Dec 2018 23:11:38
Morelos was too good for the Finnish league in the same way that he is too good for the scottish but you have to start somewhere. Shankland if he came would hardly get a start behind Lafferty and Morelos and would that be good for the lads development.

6.) 27 Dec 2018 23:41:23
Makes sense good post.

7.) 27 Dec 2018 23:53:31
It's a pretty low risk move, I don't really see any reason why we shouldn't go for him, we need at least 1 or more attack minded midfielders that could allow us to play different formations effectively. That could allow playing with 1 or 2 up top but of course you need the right players for any formation, it would just be nice to be able to change it up sometimes without having to play players out of position.

8.) 28 Dec 2018 02:27:27
If he is out of contract then sign him up and leave him at Ayr for the rest of the season, we need players who come straight into our first 11, two or three at least, our poor December has now made this game on Saturday a 6 pointer, win and we are right in it, lose and its long way back, draw and there’s still hope and the result could affect the boards willingness to get quality in.

9.) 28 Dec 2018 04:33:03
Morning boys well not long now derby day is on the harizon buzzing as this is the boys first auld firm let's get in to those persons.

10.) 28 Dec 2018 08:31:57
Blue it's a no brained to sign this boy. He definitely could turn out to be an asset at a low cost.

11.) 28 Dec 2018 08:59:45
I’ve never seen Shankland play so I’m going by his scoring rate and what the other posters say. But the second division in Scotland is a far cry from the Premier league, would he be able to make the step up?

12.) 28 Dec 2018 10:36:17
That was an excellent point blue89, never crossed my mind concerning the Finnish league. Your on your game this morning.


13.) 28 Dec 2018 12:39:48
I would request him on loan to buy but give ayr a few players on loan.

14.) 28 Dec 2018 18:34:10
Yep, sign him and give Ayr Dallas on loan the rest of the season, win-win all round.

15.) 28 Dec 2018 18:58:03
Ayr won't get promoted, stadium doesn't meet requirements. Whoever signs Shankland will have to loan him back to ayr as part of deal or they won't sell, Shankland already aware of this and happy to stay at somerset park rest of season.

16.) 28 Dec 2018 19:16:51
FB it's already been decided by SPFL that ayes midden meets criteria to be promoted.
They done away with 6000 seat rule few years back
I want better than shankland, any signing must improve the eleven not the squad.



26 Jan 2018 23:58:31
I don't see why everyone thinks we should be running out looking for a new CB when Wilson leaves. We have Martin, Alves, McCrorie, Bates, Cardoso, and even Aidan Wilson who looked the part when he has had game time. I would much rather we had a better back up right back because Hodson doesn't offer much of Tav gets injured or is suspended.


1.) 27 Jan 2018 00:08:38
I think the deal was agreed before we signed Docherty and the incoming cash from the sale of Wilson was used for the purchase of Docherty

2.) 27 Jan 2018 06:12:08
Marco c you don’t know this so stop making things up

3.) 27 Jan 2018 10:22:59
Give the lad a break. He didn't claim it was fact. That's just what he thinks and may be right for all you know!

4.) 27 Jan 2018 10:23:48
I think Wallace could make a decent centre half as well

5.) 27 Jan 2018 11:17:05
Alves and McRorrie out for weeks, Bates young and will have some stinkers (we don't play Celtic and Aberdeen every week lol! ) Cardoso, jury still out.
I think we need a first pick centre half.

6.) 27 Jan 2018 11:26:28
That's why I said I think and not I know gersman

7.) 27 Jan 2018 14:46:52
Wallace can and has played centre half. I'd be really surprised if we signed another defender this window.

8.) 27 Jan 2018 14:45:20
Russel Martin can play rb as can Ryan jack as he did for Scotland.

9.) 27 Jan 2018 15:02:22
Unfortunately Gstq, Jack will be out for most of the season, however McCrorie has proved that he is adaptable and is only a few weeks away from returning so I feel he could also cover at rb.

10.) 27 Jan 2018 18:20:53
Ryan Jack is out for the season though.




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28 Jan 2019 14:29:37
Any chance of a quick poll Ed. Super cooper will love this.
Who do the fans rate better between Jack and McRorie?
I personally don't think McRorie gets the praise he deserves. If he was a foreigner that age everyone would be raving about him. I feel he wins more tackles than Jack and gets the ball forward faster than Jack does, not to say Jack doesn't have his strengths.


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Jack or McCrorie Poll

1.) 28 Jan 2019 14:49:18
I'd say Jack at the moment but Ross is going to be some player.

2.) 28 Jan 2019 14:50:26
Mccrorie is a top player and will only get better. He has to start with jack every week, these two dominate the midfield. I think they both compliment each other and without each other they would not be as effective. Pointless poll in my opinion. 👍.

3.) 28 Jan 2019 15:00:32
They are different types of player, McCrorie is has been terrific in his last 2 starts, he covers the full backs going forward, is athletic and his passing is improving, I really rate the lad. Jack for me is steady eddy, nothing special but rarely loses possession and is happy to do the ugly stuff in the game, the fact he has added an attacking threat in the last few games is a credit to the man.

4.) 28 Jan 2019 15:16:21
Even now steven davis is a class above any midfielder, currently at ibrox.

5.) 28 Jan 2019 15:16:31
The whole team looked more solid yesterday, midfield worked well, mcrorie always gives his all and the stats when he's in the team speak for themselves. I hate that plastic pitch and it looked like trying to control the ball on it actually slowed us down in promising positions a few times. kent and the candyman give us welcome width and alfredo never stops working. I hope mr gerrard doesn't do too much tinkering with that set up.

6.) 28 Jan 2019 16:08:43
Scottydog, agree team looked much stronger yesterday. Clearly poor decision by SG last time out to include Davis and Defoe in starting 11. Bringing back McCorie, Katic and Candeias made us much stronger and competitive.

7.) 28 Jan 2019 16:27:39
SuperCoop, other than blind faith or nostalgia there is no basis for your claim that Davis as good as you clearly believe. No way is he the best midfielder at Ibrox. Big opportunity for him and Defoe to demolish Cowdenbeath this week and prove they have what it takes. Currently the team is weaker and lacks balance when they play.

8.) 28 Jan 2019 17:07:15
Super cooper

What are you basing that on about Davis? He has hardly played all season and hasn’t played 2 full games yet. Looks like your comparing Davis of the past and not the present.

9.) 28 Jan 2019 17:38:06
Steve Davis 7 yrs ago and Steve Davis today are very different. Yesterday proved that. That team with the exception of Goldson for Worrall should be our starting eleven. I think Morelos prefers to play as the lone striker, it just didn't work at Killie with him and Defoe and he has to be our no1 striker.

10.) 28 Jan 2019 19:13:20
To both Arthur D and bankie! Steven davis is a better midfielder now, than the one that left rangers over 6 years ago. I'm basing my opinion on davis as he's been outstanding for northern ireland,
even though his game time at southampton of late, has been limited! Just wait and see guys. Once davis gets match fit he'll be superb for us! The guy is still imo, a class act! Bankie you don't think davis is the best midfielder at ibrox mate. I ask you who it is then?

11.) 28 Jan 2019 19:18:29
I also think that steven davis, once up to match fitness, will be a deep lying playmaker for us! This will be his position in our midfield, going forward and will suit him to a tee with him now in his mid 30's! He'll be absolute quality sitting in that deep, playmaking position for us! The guy is still class IMO!

12.) 28 Jan 2019 21:42:54
Supercoop, our best midfielder is Ryan Jack. Based on recent form McCrorie also right up there. Davis has great opportunity to provie his quality and stake a claim in SC fixture Wednesday.

13.) 29 Jan 2019 00:08:35
McCrorie is a very good player who doe a lot of dirty work, he has a big future.

14.) 29 Jan 2019 00:10:37
Super is correct, Davis better player than one that left us, also best midfield player at Rangers.

15.) 29 Jan 2019 08:13:38
Jboy21. Hopefully tomorrow night Davis (and Defoe) demonstrate how good they are and stake claim for place in first 11.

16.) 29 Jan 2019 15:47:45
Bankie, they need games. Will come into their own as season progresses and will be great additions next season.



28 Jan 2019 01:33:12
Really hope Stevie G begins to stick with the solid spine of McGregor, Goldson (when fit) Katic, McRorie and Morelos.
Jack has been playing well but I don't think we need two defensive minded midfielders against teams of lower quality. It's becoming clear to see that Tav needs Candeias in front of him.
Onwards and upwards 🔴⚪️🔵.


1.) 28 Jan 2019 07:13:28
Jack abd McCrorie both have to play imo. The system works well when both are in the team. Heard Commons put McGregor, Christie and Armstrong (all Mhanks and ex mhanks btw) ahead of Jack in the Scotland set up. I don't agree, i think Ryan Jack should be a mainstay for both club and country. Aa coops says, he is a future Rangers captain.

2.) 28 Jan 2019 11:19:07
Yip jack mccrorie are starters, its either arfield or davis to start with them👍.



03 Jan 2019 19:52:00
How about this for an 11

4-4-2 Diamond
GK- McGregor
RB- Tav
RCB- Goldson
LCB- take your pick from Katic/ Worral/ McAuley
LB- Barisic
DM- Jack
RCM- Davis
LCM- Arfield
AM- Dorrans
ST- Morelos
ST- Defoe

I can smell 55.or it might be their arses clapping across the city.


1.) 03 Jan 2019 19:59:46
Forgot about Kent. Nice problem to have I suppose after the past few years of your Harry Foresters and Eduardo Herreras in the squad.

2.) 03 Jan 2019 20:06:07
Where’s Kent and I still don’t think Gerrard will play 2 up top.

3.) 03 Jan 2019 20:27:27
No Kent or Candeias kind of cuts of a lot of supply and width.

4.) 03 Jan 2019 20:28:11
Zero width? he's no going to change who shape and formation that works for us for 1 player. u just leaving kent out all together player in side with most flair? Awful 11.

5.) 03 Jan 2019 20:35:11
Looks great to me blue89,
Although until Dorrans is fit, I'm sure we could play Kent in there.

6.) 03 Jan 2019 21:01:19
My Gers 11 4-2-3-1
Shagger obviously
LB Halliday LCB Katic RCB Goldson RB Tav
CM Jack CM Davis
LW Kent CAM Arfield RW Candeias
CF Morelos (Defoe to come on for last 20-30) depending how games going.

7.) 03 Jan 2019 21:37:09
To be fair when all players are fit I have no idea what he would see as his best 11 let alone the formation. For now I think he will probably stick with what we have been playing but I do wonder how much Defoe will play. If he sticks with 1 up top, you can't drop Morelos and I am pretty sure Defoe ain't going to like sitting on the bench for us so what does SG do? Does he go 2 up top and go for it? Or does he just use Defoe for games against supposedly lesser teams and if and when Morelos gets suspended, I suppose we will just have to wait and see but it will be interesting.

8.) 03 Jan 2019 21:39:51
There would always be a starting slot in our team for a fit ryan kent! He's by far the most creative player at ibrox! Superb winger is kent!

9.) 03 Jan 2019 22:17:38
Defoe has been warming the bench at best at AFCB, so even 20-30 mins per game as sub will be a huge increase in his playing time.

10.) 03 Jan 2019 22:54:29
Horses for courses! I would expect Defoe to be more likely to play in the bigger games where teams want to attack so he can play on the shoulder of the last man and get in behind.

In games where we struggle to break teams down like Livvy or the Sheep we may play 2 up top. I think Defoe would suit playing alongside a target man like big Lafferty aswell.
Like you said though guys exciting times 🤗.

11.) 04 Jan 2019 00:09:40
Could play Defoe or morelos in the no 10 role. Defoe loves a dig from outside the box. Which is something we have been missing.



16 Dec 2018 20:33:12
Who's thinks we'd be in a far better position if Dorrans was fit? I think he is one of the only players in the squad who can split a defence through the middle of the park. He showed it in 5 minutes against Villareal and some of our other midfielders haven't shown it all season. Teams know we're going to get it out wide and try to cross it.


1.) 16 Dec 2018 20:53:29
5 mins against Villarreal? He has been extremely poor since his arrival - Not good enough!

2.) 16 Dec 2018 20:57:15
I agree Blue89.A fit graham dorrans would without doubt bring a very big threat from the attacking midfield area of our team. He's a natural goalscoring no.10,who is also a tremendous killer passer through the tightest of defences!

3.) 16 Dec 2018 21:37:41
Zikos, he’s hardly been able to have a run of games and when he did have a run the team was dreadful. I think if you had a midfield three of him, Arfield, and Davis (fingers crossed) we would be able to break down teams that sit ten men behind the ball against us. Then in games against teams who attack you can play Jack or McRorie.

4.) 16 Dec 2018 21:55:38
I agree Coop Dorrans is badly missed as is Jamie Murphy. How far away is Graham Dorrans away from getting back to fitness?

5.) 16 Dec 2018 22:09:35
Suoercooper when did Dorrans show this when he was fit last year hasn’t been good enough for us since he came don’t get me he was good down south but not with us.

6.) 16 Dec 2018 22:20:07
if we get Dorrans back fit, Davis in and pair with Arfield I would feel very comfortable in the middle of the park.

7.) 17 Dec 2018 00:31:14
When Dorrans is back a formation change to 4-2-3-1 would allow him to play behind Morelos. he’s always been an attacking midfielder from his Livingston days and coming from deep as he has to do in the 4-3-3, it doesn’t seem to suit him although he has scored a few goals before being injured. Played in his correct position he can be very effective. 🇬🇧.

8.) 17 Dec 2018 02:53:14
I don’t think we should be dropping jack for anyone. He has been class.

9.) 17 Dec 2018 06:05:15
Why is Dorrans missed he was hardly fit and wasn’t very good when he did play so don’t understand why he is missed.

10.) 17 Dec 2018 09:23:18
When Dorran's first joined Rangers and was playing as an attacking midfielder, he really had great qualities. But Pedro ruined him by putting him at CDM. Only 5 minutes on the park at Villareal and he showed he can find that quality pass to put someone through on goal. We need him now, to partner arfield in the CM.

11.) 17 Dec 2018 10:40:50
Totally with you as regards ryan jack mate! Would always be in my rangers midfield, as our defensive midfielder! He's been superb under steven gerrard! I've said continually on here that jack would always have a place in our midfield!

12.) 17 Dec 2018 15:00:58
My cousin is best pals with Dorrans and I can tell you he has barely been 50% fit since he has been here. He felt under pressure to play for previous managers when not fit, took pain killing injections etc. but did it without complaining because he is a bluenose. After Gerrard came in, Gerrard has told him to take his time to get right before coming back into the team because he knows a fully fit Dorrans is in his 2 or 3 best players. Dorrans is absolutely top drawer, he's just yet to play fully fit in a Rangers Hersey.

13.) 17 Dec 2018 21:30:13
Question! Would Dorrans and Murphy start for Celtic? Answer - No, they wouldn't even make the squad!

Therefore they shouldn't be good enough for us, unless you like finishing 2nd and 3rd every year.

14.) 18 Dec 2018 00:37:28
Dorrans fit is better than any of Celtic's midfield mate what are you talking about? Coasted the English Championship and has played in the EPL.



14 Dec 2018 05:13:58
I'm extremely proud of our team tonight, even though we didn't go through it's been an unbelievable run compared to when we played Progres last season. I think the fact we done so well at the start of the group has made some fans expectations too high.
Here's hoping we get a couple of creative options in midfield and attack in the January window and push on.

I do believe Stevie G is the man for the job because he is a born winner and that's what we need. I just hope that we get a settled back four and rotate less. I'd like to see Goldson and Katic partnership again as I believe it was our strongest until we started chopping and changing then Katic lost all confidence. Get him back in and let him develop. Worrall isn't ours and hasn't impressed. McAualey can be used here and there as cover but Katic will not go up in value by sitting in the stands.





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19 Jun 2019 17:11:52
Believe it or not the newspaper are not the ones who finalise transfer signings. It’s the clubs and their agents. Have a bit of patience people.




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17 Jun 2019 21:20:04
Easy there tiger.




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17 Jun 2019 20:11:37
Edmundson 700k
Souttar 800k-1mil
Lawrence 3 mil (even though he was bought for around 500k and hasn’t been a regular for them)

I’d personally go for the boy Edmunson to be back up to Katic and surely Aidan Wilson would be a good 4th choice.




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14 Jun 2019 01:27:43
Brogie, I’ve got two words for you. Ovie Ejaria.
The way balloch describes Ojo is how I would’ve described Ejaria and the gaffer knew him. Hope if we do get him he proves me wrong though.




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11 Jun 2019 23:21:43
If you’ve seen big Gordon Sawyer, than mad killie fan, talk about him he’s absolute dross. Says he couldn’t trap a bag of sand?.





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17 Jun 2019 01:08:02
here’s a new one out the woodwork. I wonder how many actually lurk in the shadows.




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15 Jun 2019 15:39:11
What’s the fascination with Turnbull, we don’t need him.
We need to keep Tav as well unless a silly bid comes in.




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14 Jun 2019 01:35:42
I don’t see why Stewart is getting so much stick. He ripped our defense to pieces when he played will killie. And that was this season when our defence had been much improved from the crap before Gerrard. Any sniff of goal he had he scored. He wasnt as effective with Aberdeen because they don’t play football, they just lump it forward. Greg Stewart will do just fine for us.




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12 Jun 2019 19:20:08
50k for Kamara
3 mil for Turnbull.
I know who I’d pick every day of the week.
But as you said time will tell.




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12 Jun 2019 01:42:32
You don’t believe he’s anti-rangers?! What? Kris Boyd gets hit by a coin and has to listen to sectarian songs against him, Clark says nothing. Clarke has songs sung at him and he’s nearly crying in the post match interview basically saying how much he hates rangers. He won’t play any gets players, he might put one in the squad just to try to say he isn’t against us.