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17 Jan 2017 18:38:06
Did davie weir really say even 100 million wouldn't be enough to catch Celtic, because if he did that's the biggest bull ever, think about it, all rangers really need to do is beat the rest of the league and the Celtic games will take care of themselves lol

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1.) 17 Jan 2017 19:31:28
If we build a team that is capable of being consistent and beating the other teams in the league we'd definitely be in with a shout, old firm gams do tend to take care of themselves. We can all see we are behind them but with some careful investment and strong leadership surely it's not too much to ask for us to beat the teams in the league?

2.) 17 Jan 2017 21:38:40
Cooler king you are correct Rangers should be beating other teams in the league as Rangers have more income than Aberdeen, Hearts etc. The problem is there is a 19 point gap already to Celtic so it's nothing to do with the old firm games looking at;ter themselves. What have the old firm games got to do with it? Do Rangers get 6 points in beating Celtic? It's about 40 games a season. You could lose 3 old firm games and still win the league. Rangers need a squad that can compete not 11 players that can compete. At the end of the season the gap with Celtic will be 25 to 30 points so all the talk about Rangers getting closer is bull****. It will take years if ever.

3.) 17 Jan 2017 21:56:39
If we had done the business against the other teams the gap wouldn't be what it is! Obviously! It definitely won't or shouldn't take the vast sums or time some people are quoted saying

4.) 17 Jan 2017 22:48:39
cooler king are you for real? The fact is that the gap is already 19 points and will be more by the end of the season. This season will be a record in points difference. I am telling you now, Dave King and his investors won't put any more money into Rangers after this season so forget about how much it would cost to bridge the gap, it's totally irrelevant no one is going to put any more money into Rangers. What is the point, never get the money back. So do you think people should give money to Rangers just to give fans a day out on a Saturday . Rangers need to pay off the loans, resolve the merchandising issue and then stabilise the club, not spend any money on players. Maybe needs to sell some players and get some money in. Once again spending more than they generate, so will go bust again.

5.) 18 Jan 2017 00:03:52
Johnnymac. we've dropped 6 points against Celtic! The rest of the points we've dropped and will continue to drop are against the rest, who are awful! Yeah I'm for real, no way should it take £100 million to beat Aberdeen, Hearts, Kilmarnock and the rest! I wasn't advocating spending big, the opposite in fact, we have a history of wasting money, I'm saying we spend wisely, run our affairs sensibly, coach and develop our own players, scout and recruit the correct players and staff and start consistently winning football games

6.) 18 Jan 2017 07:27:36
Spot on Coolerking, spot on!

What we are getting in return right now is nothing like what we deserve.

David Weird attitude on 100m is disturbing! Defeat has been accepted and that is just not good enough. I keep saying it. This management team are not good enough.

7.) 18 Jan 2017 10:20:22
Weir was a failure when he attempted management and I have seen nothing in our defence to suggest that he is a good defensive coach however Warburton seems to rate him and I am willing to give the latter a chance.

8.) 18 Jan 2017 10:48:47

You've nailed one of the biggest problems at the club under Warburton and Weir where defeat is accepted especially against Celtic. It also seems to have been accepted by a number of fans on here. Won't be long till the management team will be coming out with "any points taken from Celtic will be a bonus"

9.) 18 Jan 2017 19:56:45
I agree, to win the league we only need to b better than the rest consistintly. there's bn years when both ourselves and selik haven't bn as good as the other and managed to win the title

10.) 18 Jan 2017 22:56:22
That was my whole point, to bridge the gap we need to beat the other teams in the league and doing this shouldn't cost the club a fortune



16 Jan 2017 23:07:55
Can I ask a serious question, who wants warburton sacked. who would they replace him with, considering there's still no money to spend.
I think warburton will make rangers great again but it will only happen when we get rid of Ashley and co, but unfortunately he might not be here when we finally do get rid of Ashley's mob.

Duke.st loyal

1.) 17 Jan 2017 10:20:55
the man is doing wonders for the money he has at his disposal. Reconstructed our youth, scouting and first team, what more do people want? We aren't the quite the same old Rangers who can spend on players. We are at a massive loss per year and yet we are still on target to finish with a European spot. not bad at all.

2.) 17 Jan 2017 10:24:31
duke st i want warburton to suceed badly but the man keeps on shooting himself in the foot his poor signing policy and his stubborness to change formation and poor choice of starting players and not blooding any youth but let's all be realistic here the guys got a couple of years left on his contract and we can't afford to get rid so i just hope he comes good

3.) 17 Jan 2017 10:56:56
Guys I would love MW to succeed at rangers but his stubbornness not to change formation and style will be his downfall. You also now come 60 minutes you know what subs are coming on long before it happens.

4.) 17 Jan 2017 11:33:50
The reason I am still not sticking by him is the lack of options he creates in the team. One formation, no matter if we are losing or winning. Garner is crying out for a strike partner but he will never get one. The barton episode. The purchase of players well past there best. Defending players even though its obvious they can't cut it, and again the formation. A good manager would find the best way to play his players, not force them into a formation that doesn't work for the quality you have.
I am not saying however it won't come good in the end, If he had our teams of old, it would be amazing to watch, but he doesn't and never will.

5.) 17 Jan 2017 13:06:05
warburton has got to find a formation and style of play that suits the players and leauge not what suits himself even the best managers in the world have to adapt there formations and style of play to suit the leauge and oponents they are up against on a game to game basis like fintytint said above garner needs a strike partner we can not realy on miller for ever and for me waghorn has had enough chances i would personaly
like to see a parternship of garner and doodoo

6.) 17 Jan 2017 13:49:33

Can you actually produce proof of these wonders you talk about?

He has been in charge 18 months with the second biggest budget yet we are no better than Aberdeen or Hearts both who have went backwards from last season.

You mention the scouting however how many of the players that have been signed have actually been successful?

The youth team aren't doing very well in the u20s league and even if there is improvement it will take around 5 years to say if he was successful

The team doesn't score enough, concedes too many and he regularly plays players who can't do the basics

We have played 28 games and only scored 28 goals while conceding 21. No Rangers player is in the top 10 league scorers. When was the last time we had statistics like that?

He has spent £1.8m on a non scoring striker, £500k on a winger he refuses to play and still persists with players like Kiernan and Tavernier who can't defend. Halliday and Holt have done very little in midfield but seem to be automatic picks. Sorry but if you think that's working wonders then heaven help us

7.) 17 Jan 2017 14:53:10
The simple fact we have no money and are picking up free agents or players worth 65k I think we are doing pretty well Stewie. Again we are picking up players for 65k and are sat second, that to me is good scouting. yeah sure not every transfer has been successful, did you expect 9/ 10 to be perfect?

U20's are made up of younger lads as most of our under 20's are on loan or have been let go.

At a team like Rangers you will have to pay big wages, It doesn't matter who you are going for you are Rangers, big name, big club, unfortunately big wages.

8.) 17 Jan 2017 14:56:38
Personally I would rather we stuck with him for another season to see what he is capable of doing with players like Rossiter for, (please God) . I don't like the fact that he appears to have favourites that are undroppable but sadly every manager appears to have these and I am frustrated that after 18 months we do not have a fit defensive / holding midfield player on our books but equally I acknowledge that he has not had an abundance of funds to spend and I remain unconvinced that Barton was his signing!

I would ask one serious question, if he was to go, who would we bring in. They would have to be a quality manager with a serious CV so that rules out all of the managers in Scotland, (since we are not going to get Brendan Rodgers)! So who would we get. Perhaps a top manager from the EPL, pray tell me who, I don't see us being able to afford Mourinho or the current Liverpool or Everton Manager, and any big name will expect a transfer budget to sign his own players and let's be honest, if you were manager of Rangers how many of the current squad would you want to keep!

9.) 17 Jan 2017 15:24:32

How then did the manager spend over £3m on players since last January if we have no money

Why did he bring in players like Barton and Kranjcar on big wages if we have no money?

Would you concede he has had a far bigger budget than Aberdeen and Hearts yet we aren't much better either?

You still failed to answer the points I raised about the lack of goal threat, lack of creativity and inability to defend?

Or do you think Warburton has done a good job in those areas? Are you not concerned that we don't have a striker who will score 20 goals while teams like Motherwell, Ross County and Hearts have. Callum Patterson has scored more league goals than any of our strikers

10.) 17 Jan 2017 15:27:32
We are struggling for second place at the moment I think its a risk for the manager to blood youngsters into the team at the moment. If he does and it works he gets all the praise in the world. If it doesn't work and we loose second its the youngsters fault, they get boo'd as they are not performing well enough. He has to protect them and think of their best interests too. and its not as if we have been 3-0 up at half time to bring any on either.

11.) 17 Jan 2017 16:42:10
I would accept his resignation tomorrow and the resignation of the board. We need innovative thinking and a board with ideas in how to make our club reborn.

Yes there are issues, however for me Ashley is not holding us back as much as is made out ( my opinion, I have no facts obviously ) .

I would have kept McCall for the first season or two in the PL, sorted out the scouting then taken stock of our situation. We will always be mediocre with our current approach.

Having said all that I hope Warburton secures second and convincingly. If not he must go.

12.) 17 Jan 2017 18:15:46
Camoo, I don't think anybody's suggesting we flood the team with untried kids, but surely it would benefit the team if, for instance, Burt was given a couple of full games or even introduced more often as a substitute instead of the tried and failed brigade the manager seems to favour?

13.) 17 Jan 2017 14:33:27
Duke. st loyal, your a man after my own heart! Totally in agreement with you here mate!

14.) 17 Jan 2017 18:36:29
Wee-ecky, Spot on mate it's hard to see how Burt could be worse than Holt and even at his age surely he is worth a few more substitute appearances.

15.) 17 Jan 2017 15:20:15
Queens 11, he's sticking with his formation rigidly, and i applaud him for it as he totally believes in his philosophy! Sure its not functioning just now the way it should be, but over time and by getting better players in to carry out his style of football, it will imo come to fruition! Not every transfer works in football and as sir alex ferguson once said if you can get over half your signings right you are doing well! Warbs has also been very unlucky with injuries and the joey barton fiasco! A little patience my friend!

16.) 17 Jan 2017 17:39:07
Can't agree more stewie25, very well said. However I hope warbs does succeed. I hope he realises sooner than later that certain players and tactics just won't do. The games at home v hearts and aberdeen were much more like it, then it starts to go wrong again. I know I have said this until am blue in the face. Hodson in these games, 1 goal 1 man of the match. Then he gets dropped. Wtf!

17.) 17 Jan 2017 17:26:20
TOMUSA, that's the thing mate, with next to no money to spend you ain't going to get a big name manager with pedigree! Anyway i'm right behind mark warburton and given time i think our full playing side, all the way through, will be rebuilt to our satisfaction! His philosophy is good and he'll eventually get the correct players to play his, pleasing on the eye, attacking brand of football. Warbs IMO is exactly what we need in a manager just now!

18.) 17 Jan 2017 18:49:32

Have you ever visited the planet earth?

19.) 18 Jan 2017 23:57:57
stewie over 3 million in 18 months and u think that's us spending big what did u expect for 3 million especially when some of them have not worked out which happens under every manager everywhere.

u say 3 million but 1.8 of that was on one player who hasn't done too well in my opinion. but buying players at 1.8 from down south s pointless as anyone with a real bit of talent is worth ten million or more its just the money they have down there.

unfortunitly we can't afford to keep up with celtic and i'd say after the first ten games we have been getting better.

warbs deserves to see out his contract and he should have the full support of the fans as all this negativity and shouts for the manager to be sacked do nothing other than harm the players confidence in the man and i'd say all the negative nelly's out there are doing more harm to our club than good



25 Dec 2016 09:40:04
Merry Christmas fellow bears, hope use all have a great day.

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17 Dec 2016 13:50:44
Good result last night, but I was stunned when warbs never brought hill back into starting 11,I think he's been solid, plus like last night Wilson and kiernan are prone to mistakes, but it's only my opinion.

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1.) 19 Dec 2016 14:08:10
I think hill and Wilson should play as I don't rate Kiernan but that's just my opinion!



03 Dec 2016 14:38:11
I watched the premier league show on wed night, mark warburton's good friend was on it, Sean d the burnley gaffer, anyway he was talking about defenders must be able to defend first and foremost before they can pass out from the back, I couldn't agree more, I just wish someone would tell warburton that, because we're not good enough to play that way.

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16 Jan 2017 23:10:15
It's not a rumour, Chelsea really want Gilmore, I just hope he stays with us. even for a couple of yrs, because if he really is good, he will get his move anyway

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06 Jan 2017 13:21:53
That's poss mate but I think we will sign 3 players, but I doubt we will buy them, it will be loans till the end of the season imo

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06 Jan 2017 09:36:27
Bollocks the boy done well in the mls playing at right back, and yes he can play for us

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18 Jan 2017 20:56:19
Our academy under warburton has been totally revamped, our coaches are first class, and btw our academy will produce real quality in the next 5 years

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14 Jan 2017 17:58:50
Defo not trying, he quickly realised he didn't want to be here so he worked his ticket

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08 Jan 2017 14:42:39
Good post tom, haliday seems un droppable just now, don't know why as his performances haven't been good enough, I would play crooks instead, he needs a run of games to get better, not sitting on the bench

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06 Jan 2017 09:34:39
When will people realise it's not the board that's holding us back, it's Mike Ashley and his pals, can people not see this

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06 Jan 2017 09:32:54
We'll said Spoc, some people just don't get it, we don't have money at the minute, but we will, I just think it will be after Ashley is gone, and that could be another few yrs yet

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