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12 Dec 2017 15:51:47
reportedly looking at Micheal Zyro, 25 year old midfielder currently at Wolves. Former Legia Warsaw player with Europa League and Champions League experience.


1.) 12 Dec 2017 18:51:18
Who Mark Allen the director of football who tells the manager who he is allowed to buy? Is that who you mean when you say “looking at”?

2.) 12 Dec 2017 19:27:00
He probably does mean the director of football aye. That's the way the board want to run the club it seems.

I can understand the merits of it as long as he works with the new manager when he comes in. If either one of them is a dominant force then it won't work.

3.) 12 Dec 2017 21:19:06
It won’t work and will never work I’m afraid. The dominant force when it comes to signing players is and should be the manager because he is the one who picks the team and tactics and should always have the control in what players get signed to play in the first team. If a director of football is there to help with the financial negotiations with a player which the manager, not the director of football, has identified to strengthen the team then fair enough but that’s where the director of footballs involvement in the dealings with first team players end. Do you think he was picking the players for Pep Guardiola to sign over the last year? No chance! He shouldn’t be interfering with the managers dealings in the first team. Definitely going to affect us getting a new manager in.

4.) 12 Dec 2017 21:57:06
It can work the manager identifies the type of player he needs for example a speedy striker the DOF then identifies candidates they then sit down and agree on who to go for and the DOF gets the player

5.) 12 Dec 2017 22:30:36
Rickwitter do you ever have anything positive to say? Such a negative person. Murty is only saying he is in charge at the moment because we don't have a full time manager

6.) 12 Dec 2017 23:40:20
Personally don't like a dof buying players on his own. The manager should be identifying which areas of the team he wants to strengthen and also key players he wants to get in, the dof should then add those names to a shortlist of players along with other realistic targets which he and the scouting team have identified. All information should then be presented back to the manager - transfer fees, wages etc of all shortlisted players, and he selects which one (s) we sign. After all he is the one that will eventually be sacked if the signings and team doesn't perform, I can't remember many high profile dof being sacked.

7.) 12 Dec 2017 23:52:43
Why would he be be picking the players for Pep last year? He wasn't director of football at City. He was head of youth development.

Scottish football is being left behind. The status quo doesn't work - that's been proven. Why not try something different?

I'm not convinced it'll be great either but it's worth a shot. Guess it's easier to rage against the machine though, right Rick?

8.) 13 Dec 2017 00:26:27
If the status quo doesn't work, and some have rage against the machine, does that put the club in dire straits? Thank you.

9.) 13 Dec 2017 04:40:20
It’s not worth a shot because it won’t work because he is interfering with the team. No credible manager would put up with that and if the board think that’s a healthy way to go forward then I really don’t see things getting any better. It’s a waste of a wage and he’s better going back to work with MTV because it’s going to cost us in the long run.

10.) 13 Dec 2017 08:06:58
The same player that would cost millions to buy? .

11.) 13 Dec 2017 08:17:56
How can rangers be seriously looking at any players How can a new manager come in and say these players don’t fit my system need my own also rangers need to offload players before they can seriously give anew manger wonga to sign new players so Zyro 😀😀😀😀😀

12.) 13 Dec 2017 08:19:13
Just because rick has a different opinion doesn't mean he is negative. I don't like the dof role, I think its a waste of a wage. The manager is the man who builds his team. I think the dof would put a lot of managers off the job. Obviously I hope it works out. Could you imagine someone telling walter or ferguson which players they were getting. Its a nonsense role.

13.) 13 Dec 2017 08:24:00
Director of football will make the signings but I’m sure if and when we get a manager he will take their opinion on board. Would be pointless signing someone if the manager said he won’t play him.

14.) 13 Dec 2017 08:15:49
I love how folks just make their own job spec up for dof.

Mark has stated he is here to assist the manager, whoever it is, and does not interfere. He oversees the whole pull of players, identifying potential academy players next to come through and any skill gaps thereafter.

Murty has also stated they work together to identify specific requirements.

It has been made clear that the manager has the final say.

Imo, it makes sense to have that continuity within the club so that everything doesn't grind to a halt at a time like this, for example.

15.) 13 Dec 2017 08:32:35
We need someone in or we'll miss out in January. Then the new manager will come in (maybe) and will be left with the same crap.

16.) 13 Dec 2017 11:01:15
The first team manager should identify what postion we need strengthing and go to the director of football and ask who do we have on our data base for that postion and have the final say on who he would prefer for that postion and be able to reccomend players to add to the data base.
No director of football should be buying players who he like managet should get final say it seems there are going down this route of director picking and it is so wrong no good manager will want to come under this situion

17.) 13 Dec 2017 14:09:39
The arguments this is causing is why DoF doesn't work.

We've had Allen in since late June and this club has worsened during that time. I'm not blaming him, of course, but it seems to me there are far too many people at our club who think they know how to do things, and they clearly don't.

What the heck gives a youth coach head the CV to become our Director of Football?! For example, if that's all it takes, why didn't we just promote Mulholland?

Nah, DoF for me is just too many cooks spoiling the broth, and there's been no evidence in any sense that we ever needed one.

18.) 13 Dec 2017 20:32:33
Guys it's not hard to figure this one out, Mark Allen will have a database of youth team players and recommendations from the scouting network for a variety of positions, the manager identifies a position that needs strengthened then they sit down and discuss who is on the shortlist or if the manager has a name in mind Allen does his due diligence and if said player is within budget/ ticks the right boxes a move can be made. Allen isn't going to sign a Ronaldo if the manager needs a Ramos.

19.) 14 Dec 2017 07:00:34
DoF has made enquiries to Wolves for Zyro on loan.

He’s not getting 1st team football and needs game time. The want him in a League where it’s physical and draws big crowds

I have this on very good authority, whether we get him or not remains to be seen. 🇬🇧

20.) 14 Dec 2017 08:10:17
Surely a chief scout could have a database, why does it have to be a dof? I just don't see the need for a dof.

21.) 14 Dec 2017 10:52:38
Is the whole point of the DoF not similar to Southampton?

The club have a philosophy on the types of players and style of football they want to play. Anyone brought to the club has to fit in with all of that and that includes the manager. The manager will no doubt identify weak areas to be strengthened and will have his own opinions on who to recruit which is up to the scouting to asses if the player fits the requirement. This should give a continuity to a tram even if the manager is sacked or leaves.

Something that southampton implemented years ago and its been a massive success. From lower leagues to high PL finishes on this method with players being sold for massive profits. Really can't see what peoples issues with this are. All i think is it is a total misunderstanding of what the roles involve

22.) 14 Dec 2017 15:38:55
yet to hear this mark allen speak so no idea what his role is or what his intentions are moving forward, in my opinion the position is not required, a strong manager and good backroom team/ coaches would suffice




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16 Jul 2017 11:34:21
Agree that Fod is at best an average keeper, what about Zander Clark from St Johnstone.

Big lad, commands his area well, decent keeper, some stand out performances last season. particularly against Celtic and Aberdeen and a blue nose to boot

Opinions please bears


1.) 16 Jul 2017 12:15:54
I'd put my maw in goals before Fodderingham.



27 Aug 2016 16:11:44
Sorry . sent to early

I'm sure we will get the defence sorted in due course

Yes I'm concerned about going to the Phiggery in 2 weeks, but come on guys show some faith and cut out the negativity

We are by far the most fickle fans in the country

Remember where we were 2 seasons ago. it's a work in progress.


1.) 27 Aug 2016 16:29:43
agree Greyfriar, let's see how we respond. Lots of reason for concern but agree we should not overreact and remember where we have come from. Hard work needed on the training pitch, suspect some of the new recruits are in state of shock. Now they know what it means to play for Rangers.

2.) 27 Aug 2016 16:58:00
Ano that mob won 4-1 but i seen the 2nd half of it and they wernt up to much to be honest. aberdeen actually slightly better team in 2nd half.

3.) 27 Aug 2016 17:10:52
first half Celtic dominated, Sheepsters lucky to go level, but Celtic always in control.

4.) 27 Aug 2016 17:22:54
Didnt see the 1st half mate but wasnt particulary blown away by what i did see.

5.) 27 Aug 2016 17:43:48
never got out of second gear. TBH The Rangers are going to struggle to finish in the top 3. Dodoo, Rossiter, Tavernier, Waghorn, Forester are decent players some have more potential than others, But

Wallace, Barton, Kranjaer, Wilson, Kiernan, Foderingham, McKay and the rest are all passengers, The Rangers need LEADERS, there is not many in that squad who can read a game either.

a CB with pace, a CB who is a tough tackler and can read a game, an intelligent CM and a striker who has a record of scoring loads. these players can come from the lower leagues or the low ranking european leagues. you don't have to spend a fortune.



27 Aug 2016 16:08:41
Can't believe some of the stuff I'm reading here.

Get a grip guys.

Yes it's been a disappointing start to the season and there are aspects of our play that are certainly cause for concern

But to read, the seasons over after 4 mat Warburton for the sack,


1.) 27 Aug 2016 17:39:07
it's embarrassing, turning their back on the manager after a couple of draws. why would anyone want to come to a club like that? imagine if that had happened to Walter Smith would people have wanted him out?

2.) 27 aug 2016 18:01:12
here, here cee, behind you all the way on this one mate! get behind our management team of warbs and sir davie and the team, for all the negs out there, 'rome wasn't built in a day' and its still work in progress, support the glasgow rangers through thick and thin, rangers for life through good times and the bad, can't honestly believe some of our so called supporters are talking about wanting our manager changed thus far, 'get real'! like we say when buying a pup, rangers for life not just christmas!

3.) 27 Aug 2016 18:31:05
Some of the comments on this are shocking, Get a grip. The players let the club down last night and they know it. No tweets from anyone of them since last night. Back the team get behind them i am sure they make things better in the next coming games.



21 Aug 2016 14:03:51
At every home game last season and the 3 we have played so far this season (Hamilton, Peterhead and Motherwell), the referees do nothing to clamp down on time wasting by the opposition.

Frustratingly, they rarely add on the time wasted but rather the usual 2-3 mins for substitutions.

Lee Wallace as Captain should be more forceful in highlighting this to the Referee.

Also. who's training the ball boys?

Not enough of them and not returning the balls quickly enough therefore allowing the opposition to take more time for ball retrieval.


1.) 21 Aug 2016 14:12:14
And if we are winning at parkhead with 10 mins to go.?

2.) 21 Aug 2016 15:06:04
The Celtic Ball Boys will be running for every ball that goes out of play.

3.) 21 Aug 2016 16:56:36
Too right Greyfriar. Unless they are winning over by, their kids are told to throw balls on the pitch as quick as they possibly can. And quite right too. We should be doing the same. The time wasting at Ibrox really does my head in!

4.) 21 Aug 2016 15:17:46
Lee Wallace never opens his mouth on the park. The least vocal skipper we've ever had.




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14 Dec 2017 07:00:34
DoF has made enquiries to Wolves for Zyro on loan.

He’s not getting 1st team football and needs game time. The want him in a League where it’s physical and draws big crowds

I have this on very good authority, whether we get him or not remains to be seen. 🇬🇧




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02 Nov 2017 20:21:30
I’d get shot of James Traynor.

I think his is arrogant and self centred and responsible for our embarrassing perpetual statements.

The press don’t like him and I think we suffer as a consequence




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08 Aug 2017 16:48:55
I'd drive him to Bolton myself

Really disappointed in Forrester. I thought he had something about him when he first came to the club. Terrible attitude and too fond of a good night out. allegedly.

In time he will regret how he has reacted whilst at Rangers. He could have been a decent player and maybe got a move to a Championship or Mid - table Premiership club (Stoke, West Brom) .

It's a steep learning curve when U play for a big club like Rangers, and unfortunately, young Harry has let himself down.

He'll know it in time that he blew a great chance to have a good career in the game




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30 Jul 2017 00:11:00
I have always thought that we should've played MOH as a centre forward. strong and pacy

I'll guarantee St Johnstone will play him as a CF and he'll get goals.

We need to learn to play to players strengths.

Look at Garner. his strength was cross balls into the box for him to attack. did we do it. no.




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30 Jul 2017 00:07:08
If Wes goes, then Zander Clark at St Johnstone should be our No 1 replacement

Alnwick isn't Rangers class. struggled against St Johnstone away on last game of the season.





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30 Nov 2017 08:39:48
Contact the guy who owns The District Bar he buys up Rangers Memorabilia




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14 Nov 2017 09:45:35
Can’t believe people on here are talking about Martin O’Neil for the Rangers job.

Yes, he’s a great Manager but his heart lies in the East End of the City. That would be like Souness or Walter managing them. it ain’t ever going to happen

This has nothing to do with religion, its about where his loyalties lie. nothing more




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07 Nov 2017 19:54:17
I genuinely like Murty and as U quite rightly say, he’s stepped up on 2 occasions and steadied the ship. So far he’s not been under the intense pressure that being Rangers Manager invariably brings

Therefore, I’m not convinced he should get the Managers position. I don’t feel that he would attract a high calibre of player in the January transfer window and if things go wrong against Aberdeen and the Dhims, it won't be long before we are calling for his head. no I say we take this International break to get the right person in place

That person will need to have experience of managing at a decent level, know the Scottish game or at least have coaches/ assistants who know it and totally understand the expectations of the supporters as well as the magnitude of the job in hand. We need to get this appointment right and cannot afford to take a chance on a rookie

I personally don’t think he needs to be a former Rangers player and my preferences would come from the following list :-





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30 Oct 2017 12:14:16
Alan Pardew was my preferred option before we appointed Pedro.

I’d prefer Pardew over McInness.

My only reservation with Pardew is his relationship with Mike Ashley.




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29 Sep 2017 17:31:29
Yes we beat Aberdeen 0-3 last season, but they battered us for 75-80 mins

Still not sure about Pedro personally. Results have been too inconsistent

Major defeats against Celtic and Aberdeen don’t make for a good record

How many of you go to Ibrox each home game and actually belive we will have a clean sheet never mind win the match

Teams don’t have any fear coming to Ibrox and that for me is not on