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10 Apr 2017 22:07:34
i personally would leave wallace out the team i think we have performed much better collectively as a defenisive unit since he's been out the team particular wilson who now has a left back beside him instead of wallace playing as a winger most of the time and leaving wilson to do it all on that side of pitch.
We have beerman and also houston another young lad and should be making a move for tony gallager from falkirk.


1.) 10 Apr 2017 22:34:56
Also kenny mclean, ryan jack, john mcginn have all been mentioned for next season

2.) 11 Apr 2017 08:20:33
Craig8688, brilliant statement.

3.) 11 Apr 2017 09:38:17
john mcginn is a championship quality player- will get found out next year

4.) 11 Apr 2017 10:21:12
id like to see ryan jack join, he's on a free this summer and is exactly the type of player we need.

5.) 11 Apr 2017 10:27:10
This young lad has come in to the team and acquitted himself well. Despite only being eighteen he has played very well and showed that if you are good enough you are old enough. Wallace should have to fight his way back into the team. He should not be given an automatic return.

6.) 11 Apr 2017 21:39:36
Aye ok TOMUSA. The guy who thinks Michael ohalloran should be playing every week because he's better than Barrie McKay, brilliant.

7.) 11 Apr 2017 21:01:53
Agree completely . although kept 2 clean sheets tav has been exploited last two games. Lb we were solid and first 15 min of killie game i felt confident in beerman. I said b4 but i would love 2 see which side we lose most goals from when tav and wallace play. We constantly get caught out down wallaces side on counter whilst he casually takes a Sunday morning stroll back to his position. Tav gets caught but at least runs back and usually gets booked through fouling the player. At least 10 times a game mckay is tracking back defending whilst wallace is static near opposition box. Could wallace total defensive nievity be partly to blame for mckays poor season. He is in lb position more often than wallace

8.) 11 Apr 2017 21:06:45
Mclean and mcginn no, ryan jack yes would add energy and legs to a slow midfield

9.) 11 Apr 2017 21:10:58
Think Gallagher is a buy that we cannot afford as the transfer fund will need to be used for players we need in positions right now and Gallagher is a left back that we now have Beerman there for cover or could poss see him take the position he is only 17 tho but i do think this lad has a future i wonder just how long we have him signed up for? Wallace is not the worst and for a period he was solid Hodson can play there too so don't think Gallgher will be on the radar! can't see us investing in youth nxt summer 17-20 but we do need to giv our lads a chance and Atayaki is a player we have that should be coming through nxt season i hope!

10.) 11 Apr 2017 21:11:22
I would without doubt take kenny mclean and ryan jack in a heartbeat, but wouldn't touch john mcginn with a bargepole! Mcginn isn't any improvement, to what we've currently got regarding midfielders! He's an alright player, nothing else imo!

11.) 11 Apr 2017 21:16:51
John mcginn is awful

12.) 11 Apr 2017 21:24:47
Craig8688, i said a few weeks ago that i would try sell Wallace. He isn't as pivotal to the team as he was before and we would get upwards of £1m for him. i'm not slating him though. He was great for us as we climbed back but he hasn't quite produced this season

13.) 11 Apr 2017 21:25:12
If we want to get closer to Celtic we need decent money, so buying any Scottish based players won't help that, I'm sure pedro will find a few gems from outside Britain

14.) 11 Apr 2017 23:12:35
Wouldn't waste funds on gallacher from falkirk or any other left back. We've got young beerman who looks a like he could be a capable player. Give him a shot

15.) 12 Apr 2017 08:37:21
Rick Witter, in the first place I do not believe that MOH should be playing every week but yes I would have given him the opportunity because I reckon that McKay is a lazy so and so that only plays when he feels like it. In any event, with a bit of luck neither of them will be at Rangers next season and we will have got some decent transfer fees for both of them that can then be used by Pedro to bring in his own players.

We need to do something to get us back where we belong and stop these creatures in the East End in their tracks!

16.) 12 Apr 2017 09:20:19
I reckon we could sell, get rid of, at least 10 players who have shown little talent and no interest in playing for our great club. We have youngsters in the club, Bates and Beekman are just two of many that deserve a chance. Barojinas, Ashmore, Atayaki and Burt are all good prospects and cost us nothing. Money is tight so let's be looking at the youth team, we could all be surprised.

17.) 12 Apr 2017 12:37:39
He had his chance and and just isn't good enough which how you can't see McKay is by far a better player is beyond me. Granted McKay can be frustrating when he's backing out of challenges and almost not willing to take men on the way he can at times and was rightfully dropped earlier in the season and on Sunday but he is still one of our main threats and best players we have at the club and to sell him would be absolutely nonsense. If it was left to you there would be 11 nacho novo's on the park.

18.) 12 Apr 2017 15:47:51
Rick, believe me there would not be eleven Nacho Novo's, but there would be players like Souness, Roberts, Colin Stein, Willie Johnston etc., players that were proud to wear the Rangers jersey, players that never shirked a tackle and went out there to win every game. Perhaps McKay will surprise me and turn into a committed Rangers man that is consistent every week, even against Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts, somehow I doubt it. His heart just doesn't't seem to be in it . I want players that will die for the jersey and have a win at all costs mentality but then I don't give a proverbial about any other team in Scotland other than Rangers!

19.) 13 Apr 2017 11:44:43
I would happily take McLean, Jack from aberdeen, Mcginn from hibs and also Mallan from St Mirren

20.) 13 Apr 2017 17:25:30
Barry, sign the improved offer son, prove them all wrong, and become a legend.



03 Apr 2017 14:39:05
the result and the weekend draw to motherwell after having two weeks to prepare just shows how bad this squad of players are. this squad needs a massive overhaul of players not minor improvements here and there.

time for king and co to step up give pedro cash to rebuild the squad with players that will buy into pedros way of playing and training etc. as i can see a lot of these players not being happy with the amount of extra training they have to do over time and will not buy into what pedro wants to do.

and mackay saying he had no clue what formation they where playing is the first sign of this happening. We should cash in on certain players to also help the rebuild. mackay, tavenier, waghorn, garner, and wes could fetch us good money to re-invest.

only players that are good enough are wes, but would sell him if a good offer came in. garner, would sell him if we could recoup the fee paid. rossiter, windass, crooks, hyndman, doodoo, mackay are too inconsistent and lack of goals, so would take the cash for them.

the rest are just average and could be replaced by our youth players so could be beneficial to get some them involved sooner rather than later. And with money we raise for re-investing by selling the above players would really help pedro as i feel the board will let him down in the transfer market as our squad needs massive rebuilding job and will require significant investment from them.

this is one way to raise the cash for Pedro to improve us as i do feel he is the right man for the job with the changes he has made so far.


1.) 03 apr 2017 16:16:38
we will never catch the sheep this year!
we need i'd say minimum 6 1st team players with much better quality two cb's a st, a cf and a cdm as well as another winger.

2.) 03 Apr 2017 16:35:27
It's one thing saying, sell this one sell that one, who is going to buy them

3.) 03 Apr 2017 16:43:11
Hyndman isn't even our player. Every player needs to be given a chance under the new management.

4.) 03 Apr 2017 20:52:01
all these players mentioned above have been linked with moves to other clubs apart from fod and garner who i would prefer to keep anyway and build team round them along with rossiter, windass, crooks and doodoo and some of our younsters.

we definitely need replace the whole back four including wallace.

if we could sell mackay for 4 5 million with sell on value percentage i would take it
And would quote the clubs looking at waghorn and tavenier 1.5 million each
so that would get our manager a budget of between 7 and 8 million plus what ever board give him and first move manager should make is move for hyndman

As for giving these players a chance to improve they have had all season to do this and still haven't done it

5.) 04 Apr 2017 03:28:28
Drivel, still.

6.) 04 Apr 2017 09:43:54
I don't think the draw was a fair reflection when we lost 3players on half time and all of them were defense! Please take this in to consideration before slating them. Halliday was admirable at LB (after all he spent most of his playing career as an LB or LM) and the fact that they didn't concede was a plus when played out of position. A big thanks to FOD for that. We must be realistic here and focus on the positives. My hope is that we will now HaVE to see what young Bates can offer in defense and perhaps Houston as well due to injuries. This could be an interesting run in and we have to follow as always!

7.) 04 Apr 2017 18:51:10
While we had three players that were clearly below par for the time they were on the park and that didn't help the team, what are the excuses that others have. McKay, as a prime example, looked like he was suffering from sleepy sickness. We need to stop carrying passengers

8.) 05 Apr 2017 08:20:41
I don't think McKay is doing much wrong. He is passed the ball very often in a position where he could make little impact and is closed down by 2players. Every team knows he is our danger man. But for me he needs to be played on the right side of midfield. The whole cut inside on your Better foot isn't working for either waggle or McKay and garner is great at placing himself in the box for a cross so I don't get why we insist on this strategy. I can't remember the last time either managed to cut inside the full back and unleash a shot in to the net



02 Mar 2017 11:54:05
reading robertsons match day program last nite he says we will put a modern recruitment and scouting network in place and the infrastructure that reaches beyond the uk and this is to be done immediate as is important for our future.

glad to hear the board have finally realised that they will have to invest in this department to find players who we actual might make some profit on down the line
I just hope the the manager is backed with a good amount of money for transfer fees not free players as our team needs 5 or 6 good quality players who can make the difrence defenders and a couple strikers should be priority.


1.) 02 Mar 2017 13:31:53
big wes comes in for a lot of bad criticism but i think he is a good keeper and would be better with a better defence in front of him.

2.) 02 Mar 2017 14:27:20
You are quite right there, just hope that whatever happens this season, someone at the club decides we need two sign at least two central defenders this summer. Also when watching the highlights lately Wallace is consistently being out run down his flank

3.) 02 Mar 2017 14:41:01
I agree james stirling. wes a good big keeper who needs 2 dominant centre halves infront of him in the mould of butcher and gough. maybe the big lad Bates who we bought from Raith is one of them. Kiernan is hopeless. hill won't last 4ever and wison is either injured our out of form. Ps get bomber on the coaching staff anaw

4.) 02 Mar 2017 18:15:23
Wallace is a bang average player that has gone below average since becoming our skipper.

5.) 02 Mar 2017 18:21:45
What makes you believe that Bomber would be a better coach than Weir?

6.) 02 Mar 2017 20:52:38
Wee ecky. for weir to have been at ibrox as asst mngr for 15 months and apparently done very little to improve kiernan tav etc as well as being involved in signing them spks volumes. i'm convinced bomber would pin them to a wall should they defend like they constantly do. Not to mention showing them the development squad. Weir wonderful player. management well i don't think any of us could truly say our defence has been anything near solid under his watch.

7.) 03 Mar 2017 14:48:31
John Brown shouldn't be allowed anywhere near ibrox.




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28 Sep 2017 07:50:43
I personally wanted pedro to succeed but he doesn't half come out with some daft comments i think him arguing with brown-kennedy and saying pena in top 3 fitest players in squad and also blaming the home grown squad for not making him feel welcome or the foreign players and staff welcomeIs a sign of the manager feeling the pressure at the club and starting to loose it


1.) 28 Sep 2017 16:41:24
all the pressure is coming from his own set of fans and when that happens it affects team morale and makes the players question the manager.

if he does not succed then i don't blame him i actually blame the section of fans that have been asking for his head since before the season even started . people like fodtheprod and others like him are just a joke and shouldn't open their mouthes as it does nothing but hurt our team.

{Ed039's Note - I am sorry peds but you are seriously going to blame a section of the fans for Pedro failing? I find that astonishing .... fans, media and pundits scrutinise and criticise all aspects of football on a daily basis and it's part of the world we live in,a vocal social media age and to be successful you have to deal with it. Views expressed on forums and social media have nothing to do with our failings, they are a consequence of them)

2.) 28 Sep 2017 23:22:53
MacLeish was rubbish as a manager ask any fans from clubs he has managed, Ohalloran had plenty opportunities and wonderful facilities in which to get himself fit, always someone else's fault . We have limited resources so we need to show some patience, the end of the season will be the time for change if required, I hope it's still Pedro in charge which will mean we have done ok, just an optimistic gers fan.



25 Sep 2017 19:32:16
I personally think we should start with herrera and morelos up top we have candelias that can provide from the right with they two up top playing as partners i think i could be a good move
need sort left wing postion tho give nemane or another youngster a chance in there windass not done enough since came back into the team


1.) 25 Sep 2017 21:48:46

Windass is rank rotten who seems to think that the game only lasts for 25 mins. Agree about the young guy from Man City thought he did well when he came on and looked to take people on. Better giving him a start instead of the hopeless Windass

2.) 25 Sep 2017 23:06:00
Nemane or Holt Windass has had his chance only good for about 20 minutes on the left.

3.) 26 Sep 2017 10:46:48
I personally think we should start with a new manager.

4.) 26 Sep 2017 11:11:04
Get mcinnes, bring mclean and shinnie with him.

5.) 26 Sep 2017 14:36:51
Get someone that will steady the sinking ship, I would love to be a fly on the wall in the board room. Do they think this is acceptable? Are they happy with PC? Mcleish back in by January, give him £5 million and take it from there.

6.) 28 Sep 2017 01:37:59
@fod - Big Eck? Really? Now I know you are at the wind up! What has he done since taking Birmingham to a cup final?

7.) 27 Sep 2017 23:11:56
Mcleish has had 2 jobs in the last four years. One of them was four months before being sacked from a club in Egypt!

AND you want to give him 5 million

2003 SIGNED - Ostenstad, Emerson Capucho, Vanoli, Berg, Namouchi
2004 SIGNED - Vignal, Djordjic, Mladenovic, Santala (Though admittedly he did have a better window)
2005 SIGNED - Jeffers, Nieto, Bernard, Maniero, N'Guessan, Ashikodi (He got about 50% of his signings right this window)

Mcleish was in charge when we suffered 7 consecutive loses to Celtic

First season in charge he was 17 points behind Celtic - with a team he inherited from Advocatt

Sure, he sounds like the answer. Or could it be that he was given 3 years in the job to build and shape his own team. SO we only remember the good things

Some people on here would have had Mcleish sacked first season - now they want him back

8.) 27 Sep 2017 23:36:07
Don't understand the mcleish shout at all

9.) 28 Sep 2017 08:25:04
Couldn't agree more Fod



14 Sep 2017 06:50:12
If we win our next two games in the run up to the old firm game i just hope pedro keeps the team grounded and no comments in the press from the players reagarding celtic match thits do our our talking on the pitch instead
Hopefully we will see candelias and windass on top form this could be the key to winning against them


1.) 14 Sep 2017 06:56:04
We'll need everyone on top form and hopefully they've got a few off form but let's just take care of Fri first which will be another tough game

2.) 14 Sep 2017 10:38:01
Agree lads, if they want to make any European progression they need to take points off Anderlecht so hopefully they have one eye on that game and if we have a good run leading into it we will have confidence to go and attack. They are a good side but they AREN'T unbeatable



19 Aug 2017 19:35:21
after 3 games wee sitting in 6 place no goal diffrence 5 points adrift this along with last season results and euro results is kind of worrying to see if we get beat by celtic by a large score line then pedro has to go in my opinion
The transfer dealing this summer should been handeld diffrent we should went for dorrans walker mcclean naismith cummings and may this would made sure we hit the ground running then went for for foreign players we can not keep realying on miller for goals yet he starts every game


1.) 19 Aug 2017 20:47:45
Yip homegrown players in the majority was way to go with a couple of foreign players like alves, cardoso and morelos



22 Jul 2017 17:51:57
Good to see the team playing 442 today i think this is more suited to us and we will score and great more.
just need get jamie walker in the door to fill wide left role and look at possibilty of new rb and lb would also like to see ryan gauld come in as a alternative to kranjcar


1.) 22 Jul 2017 18:38:40
Kranjar looked class today. His fitness is questionable but the quality is still there. Some killer passes and a great free kick

Think we need a winger and a right back. Tav caught up field again and the opposition score, happened too many times last season and it doesn't look like he's learned anything

2.) 22 Jul 2017 18:48:36
Tav played very well today. he was up against payet and handled him brilliant

3.) 22 Jul 2017 18:48:56
Think you are being a bit harsh on Tav. Thought he played well. He was trying to start a counter attack and for me this is where our problems lie. Someone should be over filling the space that Tav leaves when he goes forward. We are far too easy to counter attack. All in all i thought there was enough there to be pleased about!

4.) 22 Jul 2017 18:49:01
Think your being harsh. We attacked n missed a golden chance. They broke away n scored. What do you want our fullbacks to do? Sit n admire n not join in attacks? Some people have no clue.

5.) 22 Jul 2017 20:39:55
Tav got into a good position but with only Morelos in the box he should have held onto posession till support arrived. Instead he tried a risky cross and it didn't come off and they exploited the gap. That being said I thought he put in a great defensive display. for once.

6.) 22 Jul 2017 20:45:06
To be fair whilst big Bruno was on he did cover when tav pushed forward just unlucky that the defence didn't get time to adjust when he went off. Tab knew every time he pushed Bruno covered so he was just doing what he had been doing for the first hour




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17 Oct 2017 09:12:50
Say we do get offerd money for morelos in jan then i do think the board would consider bids of 3 million and upwards as they would propbally see this as a good return on 1 million investment
we are a selling club from now on so if bids come in good enough we will end up selling keeping a hold of them is not a option




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27 Sep 2017 08:05:21
If this is the case who ever apointed him has to hold there hands up admit they made a mistake him lossing it with brown and kennedy now his own team is not a very good sign




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26 Aug 2017 09:52:40
who ever is in charge next season should look at bringing in two quality strikers and if we have to blow the majority of the budget on them then so be it this is the only way we will get near celtic.
Nacki Wells and Nouha Dicko would be really good signings for our club and with the money wolves and huddersfield are spending both could be available for transfer and at resonable prices.




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11 Aug 2017 09:42:32
With the form of windass and if he can keep this going then we mite be better of saving the money and get him on pre contract




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20 Jul 2017 10:20:41
Going by our clubs transfer dealings wes will be sold sumwer between 500k to 800k





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12 Oct 2017 08:19:06
Pedro is on botherd time if he can not start putting a run of winning games together in next month or two
This is our problem to inconsitent.
And seem to me pedro still doesn't no his best team or formation to put out to many underperforming players playing every week.
Maybe a switch of formation to 5 3 2
alves cordoso mccrorie
john and candelias wbs
Rossiter and jack cm
dorrans am
Herrera and morelos




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27 Sep 2017 10:24:10
Pedro is blaming the players for not geling well for me the blame lies it his door not the players he brought these players in to the club from abroad when there was better alternatives




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26 Sep 2017 19:32:10
for me dorrans is a strange one he gives us experiance and can read the game but for creativity i think mclean would have been better choice
Our midfield is really lacking creative players




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20 Sep 2017 10:22:17
was impressed with cardoso after alves went off last became more commanding winning headears something that i haven't seen from him before pena linked up well with morelos second half and team kicked on in extra time we need start playing the whole game like that tho




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18 Sep 2017 08:19:36
The full backs are told to play high up the park and this is the problem we would have been better served tighting the defence up at rb lb and posibly gk.
Then allowing our midfielders and strikers to attack
Right now we are still lacking creativity in the centre mid postions
like last season as well
so there is still lot problems from last season and kenny miller no longer doing it either