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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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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



18 Jul 2017 21:42:17
got to admit last seasons results and preseason so far and talk of players not taking to pedro it doesn't seem promising for him and i think we will no by the first half dozen games if the players and manager are up for the fight this season hopefully everything sorts itself out as we can not afford to keep making mistakes


1.) 18 Jul 2017 23:34:34
If anyone thinks Pedro is going to sort this out then they are mad. He will leave a bigger shambles behind him than Warbs. Spent money on unknown players from Portugal ans Quatar. (Alves excluded) . Should have bought SPL core but that's done now. The Board brought in the wrong man who has spent £7mill on more dross.

2.) 19 Jul 2017 07:18:48
Alves included lol
R you on the Buckie again!
The team hasn't even kicked a ball in the league and your slating them already! Comments like that crack me up, so you would of been happier with our old squad for the start of this season?
The club is improving as a whole, every season they are trying to get better. This one included. I said weeks ago that if we finish second and within 10 points that's an improvement that I'll take.
It's never nice to finish second or be behind them but people need to put their serious hats on and judging them before the season starts is a joke as well. I'm not saying they are going to do great because like you I don't know but give them a chance at least!

3.) 19 Jul 2017 08:24:38
Jo Dodoo would have taken at least 2 of the chances we missed against st Johnstone. Too predictable, not enough flair in what appears to be Pedro's starting 11.

4.) 19 Jul 2017 10:18:06
Reading the reports from contributers, they do not seem happy that we lost to St Johnstone. Same old "can't keep the ball out of the net" No team will go through the season without letting in goals! Everybody seems to think that Alves is the answer to out defensive woes, well as far as I know, he did not play against St Johnstone. The strikers "can't take the chances that are created". I would be more worried if chances were not being created. Did Macoist take every chance that came his way, and he missed a few sitters. Stop the doom and gloom.

5.) 19 Jul 2017 10:48:19

People are giving an honest assessment of the manager and the team. No Rangers fan wants the team not to do well however if they feel there is something wrong they are entitled to post that. I think it's fair to say that so far the manager has been at best average and a heavy home defeat to Celtic, practically lying down to them in the Scottish cup semi, losing our 26 year unbeaten record to Aberdeen and the Europa league shambles have put him under servere pressure. Added to that the very poor preseason plus the fact that he still hasn't addressed the issues in defense or attack are starting to worry some supporters.
I'm not really sure how long he will be given but we have a very tough opening to the league and if the team doesn't get the proper results then the calls will get louder and louder.

6.) 19 Jul 2017 12:31:53
Bluetoon we seem to have a problem scoring goals if we do not score we are not going to win games this is a big problem the only way pedro will address this is by changing formation
thits hope he ain't stuboring like warbs.
And the lb rb gk are postions we need to strenghten forget about anymore cm that we keep been linked with

7.) 19 jul 2017 17:26:39
jockhammer, you read johnnymac55's post wrong my friend! he stated alves excluded not alves included as you said mate!



06 Jul 2017 08:31:39
maybe our team will realish the chance just to concentrate on the leauge europe has changed so much since last time we where in smaller teams are a lot stronger now and signifinanant investestment is needed just to qualify
if we take title race rite down to wire it could be succesful season
But i do think pedro needs to take maxium points in his first 3 games anything less and it could be disatrous for his future as fans al ready are not happy and sure bout him
Thits hope he turns this round
as for signing anymore players i think we now have to go with what we have can not see anymore come in after dorrans




05 Jul 2017 15:21:24
pedro should have got the scottish players he wanted in first ahead of the other guys if we had mclean dorrans walker in the transtion would be lot quicker for those guys along with giving baronjas and hardie the nod we probaly would have came threw the tie last night or finished it in first leg.





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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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04 Jul 2017 16:02:57
mackay fee is been quoted as low as 500k total joke letting the lad go for anything below 1 mill i hope they have inserted a 30 40 percent sell on percentage if he is sold for 500k

We really need start singing up our talent on longer term deals




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03 Jul 2017 14:58:49
Fantastic business getting him for 750k but not fantastic business letting mackay go for 750k if this is case then a hope our board have inserted a sell on percentage of between 20 30 percent with add ons




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01 Jul 2017 19:43:08
we need some scottish players in the squad that can add quality and naismith certainly falls into this catergory him along with dorrans and walker would certainly strenghen the team i still feel we are still short of another good player for centre mid and need another one on top of dorrans





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10 Aug 2017 11:22:50
If we want a all round goalkeeper who is proven then we should look no further than magregor with alnwick is backup and fod shoul be camanding a fee of 1 mill and above not let go for penuts like the rest of the players




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02 Aug 2017 22:13:50
i personally think pedro is playing this one right wait till the player is 100 percent right to start a game he may need longer to settle in at the club




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19 Jul 2017 12:31:53
Bluetoon we seem to have a problem scoring goals if we do not score we are not going to win games this is a big problem the only way pedro will address this is by changing formation
thits hope he ain't stuboring like warbs.
And the lb rb gk are postions we need to strenghten forget about anymore cm that we keep been linked with




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06 Jul 2017 16:30:39
If we are going play 352 then we certainly need a new wing backs as tav and wallace are not good enough as for 442 i would say with current players pena jack in middle pena is a box to midfielder and jack is more defence so certainly could work with 2 wingers supplying the front 2 and new left and right back who can defend so certainly wouldn't be disaster if we done 442 or 352 as long as defence tighted up




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05 Jul 2017 13:58:36
Morales and herrera will have the same problem 442 is best suited to the players they 2 two upfront with miller used as sub and same with niko
With pena jack in middle then candelies and a new left winger to provide for the two up front
and make the defence solid with new left and right backs this would make the team a lot better