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15 Jan 2018 13:18:49
Tyler Roberts Close but off with bid for Jones according to some Rangers pages, same pages that broke Cummings yesterday before airport pics started surfacing.

JM22

1.) 16 Jan 2018 13:43:12
We should offer them O'Halloran and £300K. Their evaluation is way off the mark at £1m. But a player and cash seems fair for both teams. Important to keep a good relationship with Killie as they are one of the few teams who never bladed us when we were at our weakest. A percentage of future transfer fee should be availible for Ayeshire's finest.


 

 

14 Jan 2018 16:21:34
Various Rangers Facebook pages posting that a loan to buy deal for Cummings is very close.

JM22

1.) 14 Jan 2018 18:21:07
He is now in Glasgow


2.) 14 Jan 2018 18:30:05
Seen that fifepl, hope we get the deal done without any snags.


 

 

 

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07 Jul 2018 11:41:25
Really pleased with the performance last night. Thought Katic and Goldson looked really good, at last we have an imposing centre half pairing who look comfortable with the ball at feet and composed defending overall particularly in the air. Thought our pressing higher up the pitch was good too, Arfield looks like a player who'll link our midfield and attack and McCrorie done a good job sitting deep and braking up play. A hood balance to our team and credit to the young lads who came on, particularly Middleton who did exactly what any good winger should do and beat his man and put the ball into dangerous areas in the box for his two assists. The tempo never dropped when we made changes which shows we have a hungry group of players all fighting for starts. Early days but encouraging signs.

JM22

1.) 07 Jul 2018 13:15:11
Think you do need to factor in the poor side we were up against


2.) 07 Jul 2018 14:36:01
You can only play against the team that’s up against you. It was good to see Gerrard still demanded a lot from the players even when they were 4 and 5 nil up. Another thing that I thought was positive was how Morelos and Docherty seemed to be getting along well after the carry on with them at the end of the season.


3.) 07 Jul 2018 15:55:27
Blue89

Yeah that’s fine saying that in a meaningful match. However Rangers chose Bury a team in the 4th tier of English football. I don’t think you can really read to much into a performance against such a poor side


4.) 07 Jul 2018 16:13:56
Your a right breath of fresh air Arthur


5.) 07 Jul 2018 18:19:36
Arthur jeez man! Remember last season we played such a poor side and they put us out of Europe? We played well last night end of and as a previous poster said we can only beat what's in front of us but we did it well right across the park! I for one are seeing signs this early that there is fight there which we never had signs of at any point past few seasons! Yes I'm optimistic and yes I know they'll be ups and downs this season but can we not just agree as fans that last night we played well ( even after the influx of substitutions) and as time goes on with a few more additions the fight for places will only get better!


6.) 07 Jul 2018 20:08:44
Blackwoodbear

Too many people get carried away on here. The same was said about how good certain players were during pre season matches against Sheff Wed and Watford. People on here saying how great Cardoso was. Bury are in the 4th tier of English football and it’s nothing special to beat them. All I’m saying is for people not to get carried away. I don’t see what’s wrong with that?


7.) 07 Jul 2018 21:30:29
The most encouraging thing about last night was we did exactly what we should be doing to teams like Bury and that's hammering them. Under previous managers the players would have went through the motions at 2/ 3 nil. Every player that started and came on kept the tempo Stevie G set and that shows something we've lacked for a few seasons now. hunger and discipline. Every fan knows the opposition is weak but that doesn't take away from the fact that signs are there that this squad has a new attitude under our new manager. Looks like every player has worked hard on fitness this pre season and are ready to compete with one and other for starting places this coming season


 

 

29 May 2018 08:55:54
I'm thinking Mcgregor will ultimately turn out to be our moat important signing this summer. An experienced centre half is a must, another centre half from the spfl like Soutar or Mckenna would be good alongside them with Alves and Wilson from the youth team providing sufficient cover - If need be McCrorie can play there too. But with the whole new look centre half pairing, whoever they are, Mcgregor will be the key component to the entire defence IMO. Wes has done well for us over the past few season but Mcgregor is a different class. He's commanding, vocal and will organise the back 4 in a way that Wes has failed to do in his entire time with Rangers. His shot stopping is not in question and I'm sure he'll win us points this season on that alone but the calming influence he'll have by coming for crosses and talking his defence through the game will make us much better defensively that we've been in a long time. For me he comes in as the best keeper in Scotland by a mile and if Stevie Gerrard is looking for a leader on and off the park them Mcgregor is the man imo. Must be captain.

JM22

1.) 29 May 2018 11:44:52
Well said JM22, but I've never been a fan of a goalkeeper as captain. I'd hope that Jack or Dorrans might have grown into that role and to be fair, Jack has hardly had a chance due to his injury.


2.) 29 May 2018 16:42:43
I would personally give it to Rossiter if the lad stays injury free. No point giving the captincy to a guy who can't complete a handful of games without picking up another suspension. Just my opinion lads.


3.) 29 May 2018 17:30:47
I'm usually of the same opinion doiger with regards to captain, like to have a centre half or central midfielder but just feel Mcgregor can be a terrific influence both on and off the pitch with his experience and mentality. I look at who we have right now and he is the best candidate imo. Jack hasn't had a full season under his belt, Dorrans hasn't inspired at all and Rossiter hasn't even played a full 90 minutes in 2 seasons.


 

 

23 May 2018 23:12:30
Skrtel, Solankie, Lucas, Woodburn, Wilson all linked and before Stevie G has even started his first shift as our manager. I don't doubt there is substance in some rumours but truly belive that the press are touting former teammates and Liverpool prospects to fill column inches. Gerrard and his team will not want a Liverpool tribute act to define him as Rangers manager, his footballing links reach much wider than Merseyside.

I doubt Mark Allen has been sitting on his hands throughout Murtys reign, he'll have a database of players he'll discuss With Gerrard and Mcallistar I'm depth on their arrival I'm sure and again I very much doubt it's anyone reported in the press thus far.

June 1st is when the gaffer arrives and I'm sure he'll look at what he has to work with and then discuss key signings with Allen. Who, in any situation, makes a judgement without assessing things first? You wouldn't buy a house without seeing it but have the joiners teed up to fit a new kitchen before arriving to see they've ripped out a perfectly good one but the roofs full of holes. He needs to know where good money is needing to invest and he'll only do that when he has seen the squad first hand.

JM22

1.) 24 May 2018 07:21:44
JM that's the first sensible post I have read here for ages. Though did here were looking at Colin stein And Derek Parlane. 😁


 

 

19 May 2018 19:49:11
It's been evident for a long time that we need a full new spine of the team, Mcgregor is a great start. Experienced, commanding and vocal and will earn us points next season with viral saves, I'm sure of it. Also, is there a better candidate for captain? If we can sign Skrtel that would be great, at 33 he'll not be the quickest but his experience, positioning and game awareness will be above any player currently playing in Scotland in that position. A John Soutar would be a great partner for the more experienced Skrtel imo. If, and its a massive if, Rossiter can stay fit it'll be like a new player, it'll be be interesting to see who Gerrard uses as a defensive midfielder as I think McCrorie is excellent in that position too, perhaps Rossiter can play more advanced. The jury is still out on Jack and Docherty for me, Jack has had some decent games but his discipline has been shocking. Docherty will hopefully develop under Stevie G. I've been disappointed with Dorrans and to be honest if we got a decent offer for him I would take it as we have an abundance of central midfielders. Murphy and Arfield are two good options left, can see Arfield starting ahead of Murphy but sure Murphy could also play right sided to rotate and compete with Candieas. Can't see Cummings being our main focal point so again it'll be interesting to see if Stevie G goes with a lone striker or partnership. For me, Morelos is far too selfish and not capable of playing in a partnership whereas Cummings can't play that lone striker role as he doesn't do nearly enough off the ball so the manager has a dilemma in terms of striking personal imo. If we got Defoe and/ or Solankie it would be amazing as with them, Cummings and Morelos we'd have adequate options in attack.

I genuinely don't think we need anywhere near the turnaround of player some have been mentioning. Trim the squad of players yes but a few key signings in key areas and good coaching as Rodgers did at Celtic when he inherited Delias team. and who knows.

Very exciting time to be a Rangers fan.

JM22

1.) 19 May 2018 20:46:51
Saying Arfield left correct me if I am wrong but is Arfield not an attacking centre mid


2.) 19 May 2018 21:17:22
jm. agreed. lots of good points. the defence is the main problem in the team. we need a strong physical presence skrtel would be a good start takes no prisoners and the type of player we need. painful to watch the manky mob today and to me reinforces the need for sg to completely overhaul the entire squad through time and bring on the younger players like mcrorie. 2nd place is simply not good enough and we have the right man with the right wimning mentality and connections to take us back to no1
bring on next season as this season has been full of failures who won't hopefully be there next season.


3.) 19 May 2018 21:28:05
Celtic have been playing well within themselves for most of the season. Don't expect them to stand still.


4.) 20 May 2018 00:24:35
He's been a left sided midfielder for Burnley anytime I've seen him mate.
Surely there has to be some youngsters who can come on next season too Stevie eh? Barjonas has been in and around the first team, Beerman too. The under 19s have been doing well against top opposition this season so there must be some players with potential there.

It's getting the mix of experience which we have with Mcgregor, Arfield, Wallace (if he has a future) and potentially Skrtel. Jack to a certain extent and Murphy too who has played at a good level for the majority of his days. Defiantly need an experienced goal scorer and as I've said before Skrtel would be an ideal signing at centre half


 

 

15 Jan 2018 02:05:38
So do you lads think the loan deals until the summer is so a potential new manager can have the final say? The board did clearly state Murty would have the job until the summer, however if he has a particularly good second half of the season and there are no standout candidates then I hope the man gets his chance to take us into next season.

Pretty good business by the board if you ask me. Had our fingers burned with Pedro's summer spending so no point in giving Murty money mid season if the board are still assessing him as a long term gaffer.

JM22

1.) 15 Jan 2018 09:23:30
Definitely the sensible thing to do JM22, means we address the areas we need to improve and also gives either Murty (if he makes the grade) or the new manager brought in at the end of the season the chance to sign these players.

As far as I know Docherty is going to be permanent and Murphy/ Cummings we get first refusal on in the summer (I think Murphy is a certainty to sign after the loan tbh) .

I really hope Murty can pull it off in the second half of the season, he's very likeable and professional, understands the club and would also save us some money in the long run!


2.) 15 Jan 2018 09:49:46
Agree JM22 the guys getting loan deals appear to be good business by Rangers. Dave King stated couple months back that any transfer business done in January will have an impact on the summer budget. So by getting a few guys in in January with no transfer fee then no budget outlay until the summer. If guys have bedded In well then summer transfer kitty will be used to buy if not a succeed then they are shipped out and no transfer kitty used. I believe this is good use of limited funds. If all guys that are loaned are a success and are bought in the summer then we will have to see how many more come in during summer transfer window. If this team gets over 6 months then good nucleus of squad ready to prepare for any possible European campaign. All positive signs for me at this time. You just have to look at the positive looks on players faces during Florida to understand they prefer Murty to Caixhina. Let’s just hope Gers fans those smiles are on our faces too results wise!


3.) 15 Jan 2018 11:11:52
Totally agree lads, the board are right to hold off on signing fees until we have a long term plan in place at the club towards the summer. By that time we'll know if Murty is going to take us forward and if he is he has 2, maybe 3 in Martin, signings that he can make permanent in the summer after half a season under their belts with us.

Docherty is a must for me as we've seen so much talent leave Scotland such as Mccarthy, McArthur, Gauld, Russell ect and wondered what if? About time we snapped up a youngster with potential ala Naismith back in the day.

I we can get Cummings, Martin and Docherty in this month and potentially Jones from Killie, coupled with the Murphy and Goss deals I'd say we've had a pretty good window.


4.) 15 Jan 2018 18:15:21
i like our new aproach to signing to often and to many times have we threw to much money at a lot of crap hence the mess we are still trying to dig ourselfs out of, if we take a handfull of loans till the summer and at least half to 3 quarters of them work out then happy days upwards and onwards


 

 

 

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17 Jun 2018 19:30:55
His goalscoring record at Stoke is shocking and his temperament was poor at WBA from what I cam recall. However the boy is talented and the right manager could get a tune out of him I'm sure. Not sure he's worth the gamble in all honesty. Solankie wouod be a less risky move imo.

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09 Jun 2018 19:26:15
I'd like to see us go after John Soutar. The boy is class and has huge potential in terms of ability and sell on value. Caulker is a risk but no doubt he's got the quality to play for us. If we started the season with Goldson, Soutar and/ or Caulker with Alves as backup and McCrorie also capable of playing centre half I'd be happy. Mcgregor will be key to our defence improving too.

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16 May 2018 17:23:36
What's more unbelievable than this rumour is that Lucas Leiva is only 31! He's been around forever

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12 Feb 2018 08:27:56
OK supercooper, you've convinced me. I'll buy an ugly top out of blind loyalty. What a blinkered view you have. As if any fan NEEDS to buy the strip because it has the badge 😂

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11 Feb 2018 01:36:27
I disagree supercooper, I hated all the diadora kits apart from 02-03, all umbro and all Puma. The last good strip I can remember was 99-00 Nike.
I bought my wee boy the full Arsenal kit at the start of the season and it's night and day compared to our kit in terms of quality and design. Wouldn't waste money on our kits with the basic design and overall poor quality.

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07 Jul 2018 21:30:29
The most encouraging thing about last night was we did exactly what we should be doing to teams like Bury and that's hammering them. Under previous managers the players would have went through the motions at 2/ 3 nil. Every player that started and came on kept the tempo Stevie G set and that shows something we've lacked for a few seasons now. hunger and discipline. Every fan knows the opposition is weak but that doesn't take away from the fact that signs are there that this squad has a new attitude under our new manager. Looks like every player has worked hard on fitness this pre season and are ready to compete with one and other for starting places this coming season

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04 Jul 2018 23:26:51
Soutar from Hearts. Goldson senior, Soutar with spfl experience and Katic coming in with some serious promise. Flanagan and McCrorie could play centre half if we were struggling with injuries or suspensions throughout the season.

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04 Jul 2018 23:23:05
We should have enough to see us through this qualifier. I still expect a more senior striker to come in but at present Morelos should be enough to get us through. Windass could play centre forward if need be. Morelos, Sadiq and another senior striker should be ample for this coming season. I'd expect Hardie to be around the first team more too with Gerrard offering him a new contract.

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04 Jul 2018 23:17:31
The home strip is the best of the three imo. Love the simplicity of it and the chevrons down the side look great.

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02 Jul 2018 16:23:55
Depending on the formation we play next season I could see both McCrorie and Rossiter playing defensive mid. Nothing wrong with playing two deep midfielders in the same team, protects our back line and gives us a solid platform to build play and makes it harder to play through us. Henderson and Can, Hererra and Pogba, Kante and Fabregas to name a few all play fairly deep for their respective teams and I could see it working with McCrorie and Rossiter especially if we go with a back 3 this season

JM22