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22 Dec 2017 12:58:55
Wow, didn't expect that. Okay at least the mystery and uncertainty of who's taking over as manager is gone, kinda feel we'd all be happier if GM was given the job until the end of the season right after we pumped Aberdeen and just before McInnes Knocked us back.

Surely now the players and Murty can focus on the games, without all the drama behind the scenesm, as these next 3 upcoming games would be tough enough without all that sh*te going on, but it will be a perfect time for the players to show the fans what they are really made of because now there can be no excuses around the uncertainty of who is in charge. Who knows, we'll get an idea after the Killie game tho. I just hope as always the fans get right behind Murty.


1.) 22 Dec 2017 16:19:38
Agreed, we now know where we stand now and have better chance of recruiting players in January. The board obviously felt their was no one suitable. Time to get behind the team and get on with it, we have come a long way in the last 5 years, back in the top flight and fighting at the top end of the table. C'mon the Gers!



21 Jun 2017 15:51:53
Wheres the "My Sources" guy with news about Sports direct and strip situation, 4:15 press conference etc etc.


1.) 21 Jun 2017 16:10:27
Pmsl he's already posted in the rumours bit 😂😂

2.) 21 Jun 2017 16:33:14
lol Jay

I was waiting for him before I saw I believed the actual press release :)



01 Dec 2016 09:48:45
First time poster, long time reader (viewer? Watcher? Stalker? ) of the site

Last night, as a few of you have mentioned, has to be the worst performance in Warburton's reign.
Wallace shows no leadership, Tav, my god, the two goals were embarrassing from his point of view (although the second goal can be attributed to a lot more than just the full backs positioning), and his distribution from open play and set pieces was absolutely woeful.
The midfield had no fight. Wee Holt looked as though he wasn't sure where to play, although that maybe due to the lack of mobility and desire shown by both Crooks and Halliday. Crooks, although only his first outing, gave the ball away every single time from the kick off of the second half. Every time.

Now the Front 3, Which we persist on, I would reserve from blaming them too much as they weren't getting the support, and the one chance we had big Dodoo took it really well. But why, when everybody and their granny can see it, does MW persist on 3 upfront.

There was a moment against Thistle where we went with two through the middle with Dodoo and Miller, and we got two goals through their link-up, Surely play Dodoo and Garner through the middle and swamp the midfield.

I think this is an easy fix, but not with Warburton as manager unless he can change his stubborness around the formation and style of football. With exception to maybe 2 or 3 of our regulars, we most definitely have a squad that capable of beating anyone in this league, but not playing a 4-3-3 the way we play it.

My Solution would be (depending on the opposition) 5-3-2 (Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts) or 3-5-2 (Everyone Else)

I would have Crooks as a "Tuguy-style" role moving from Sweeper to defensive midfielder throughout the games with two dependable CB's either side (Probably Hill when fit and anyone else as they are all equally gash)

Instead of Tav as right back i'd play Hodson as he can defend, and probably have to stick with Wallace, but give the captaincy to someone else as it is too much for Wallace and he can't motivate a team. Nice guy, and i have a lot of respect for him sticking with us, but he can't motivate a team when the chips are down.

Centre Mid I would have Rossiter when fit, and Holt, with Windass with a free role behind a front two from either Garner, Dodoo or Miller. My Personal preference is Garner and Dodoo as Garner allows you to play more direct and is a great option for an out ball, he wins every header sent his way, and 70% of the time finds a blue jersey with a knock on or layoff from the header.
What I have seen of Dodoo, I am confident in the right team he would do the damage. But he can't play the solitary striker role, his play is about finding pockets of space and being one on one with a defender. Not Holding up the ball for support.

Anyway, to summarise, We DO have good enough players, that isn't the issue. The issue is Warburton not being able to evolve and adapt his style to suit the Premiership, which I think is a complete disrespect to the fans and this league, and from a guy who constantly harps on about being respectful.

Maybe he's gonnae do a Rocky and lure everyone into a false sense of security and go south paw, and play a new formation soon, but i wouldn't hold my breath.


1.) 01 Dec 2016 10:14:15
Totally agree that 5-3-2 and 3-5-2 are better suited formations for the players we have, and both would be learned in the same manner allowing the full backs to transition with the flow of play mid-game between the two formations. If I was picking the players though, I would have Wilson as the middle "ball carrying" CB with Hill and Kiernan either side of him (Crooks has played half a game and not convincingly) . More importantly I would have McKay as the central most advanced of the three CM's and give him a free role in the no. 10 position. That combined with full backs bombing forward with the three CB's providing cover behind, and having two strikers up top would bring the balance of attack and defense that we are desperately missing right now.

2.) 01 Dec 2016 10:23:13
The only problem with those formations is Warburton has never heard of them and wouldn't know how to implement them.

3.) 01 Dec 2016 10:25:16
disagree with your 5-3-2/ 3-5-2 idea. Hodson in my opinion is a worse defender than Tav, which is hilarious as I reckon tav is more of a right mid than a right back. Garner and Dodoo should be the striking partnership, a 4-4-2 would probably suit better, offers more protection on the flanks.

4.) 01 Dec 2016 14:49:24
Thanks for the reply's folks. I agree with that too BlueIsTheColour, Personnel wise, we do have a lot of options, McKay is severely lacking confidence at the moment but I agree would probably prefer that free role, allowing him to come deep to pick up the ball and then drive on, as Windass wants to do so often.

Good point BossHogg lol.

My thinking behind the 5-3-2 or 3-5-2 Onlyshowaround is to swamp midfield to stop the opposition getting out, whilst allowing us to dominate and still keep two through the middle upfront.
With three at the back, and two wing backs, whilst we are defending its easy for our wide men to fill back and one of the back three to shift across to support. If we played 4-4-2, I fear we may suffer in middle with only two centre mids, and with the way our FB's push forward we're already short on protection. But only my opinion. Tav's an enigma, but his deliveries from wide were brutal last night, (did any get beyond the first man? ) and he was found out at both goals, although the second had multiple mistakes. I do like tav, maybe its a personal issue, or maybe he needs a rest or Hodson behind him to give him a bit of confidence that when he goes forward, he has cover. Hodson although an average footballer, does the simple things well in my opinion.

However I think we all agree that Stevie wonder could see that a change is needed in terms of our formation and tactics. Also, i'm sure like me all the bears will give the players full support at the weekend. But if there no evidence of MW evolving and showing some of this famous tactical knowledge he has learned during his pilgrimage to all these top European and South american teams that we hear so often, and learning to adapt, I fear for his future as Rangers manager.

5.) 01 Dec 2016 15:56:30
Some good points but I wouldn't play Hodson. Tavernier is a better player than Hodson. Equally, I would suggest that Holt is not good enough at this level and we have a major problem at centre back. Agree fully on Wallace and I fear that he also struggles against the better teams in this league.

Unfortunately I am fast coming to the conclusion that Warburton, sadly, is not the guy to take us forward and I am really struggling to see what David Weir brings.




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27 Oct 2017 09:18:23
Blue Pete. I understand what your saying, but, I am talking in general terms of investment into the squad, not blowing your whack just to get a name in to try and appease the fans. I mean investment by bringing in the quality of player to beat Celtic. I don't care if you think i am contradicting myself when I say the names quoted are out with out price range. THEY ARE BY THE WAY, but we are in Dire Straits and its bigger than just bringing in a manager with a name as I fear no one man alone can fix this with the squad we have.

The board needs to show the fans that have supported this team through its darkest days in its history, by supporting the next manager be it Murty, McInnes, or whoever by building a team that doesn't just try to "Compete" but Beats Celtic. We have guys that have the money, that have sat in the shadows for the past 5 years that must band together and Take the Hit, and get this club back to where it should be.




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26 Oct 2017 16:38:25
You actually think these guys would come to us? We've just pished £10m+ up against the wall over the last 8 months. Where would the money come from to allow us to.

a) Pay the wages for these managers and their back room staff
b) Pay for the players they would inevitably want.

That's before you even ask yourself "Why would they want to come". let's face it, we are somewhat of a poisoned chalice at the moment. Who would want to touch us, other than the likes of Billy Davies and Alex Mcliesh

At least Brenda was enjoying his severance from Liverpool, + a huge wage from Celtic on a rolling contract + he was joining the league champions with a chance of getting into the Champions League groups. He couldn't lose, and he literally hasn't domestically.

What could this club possibly offer these names other than the fans loyal support to the club. The Rangers fans backed Pedro and Warburton, two unknown, untested managers, home and Away, travelling up and down the country for what? To be ridiculed last season and to be Papped out the cup by essentially a Sunday league amateur team at the weekend and then that farce last night which might I add, is the most brutal thing I have seen at Ibrox in all my years, including Egil Østenstad.

Our problem is much bigger than just picking a manager from the list quoted guys.

So, the Rangers board have their most important decision to make in the clubs history, they must not take it lightly and they must think about one thing and one thing only. Stopping Celtic, not catching them, not sneaking a draw occasionally, they must stop them, and stop them winning 10 in a row, because that is the sh*t that sticks. its that simple. Not a aggregated plan over 2, 3, or 4 years. It must be done now. They have to invest heavily, without expecting anything in return because that's what the fans have done for the past 5 going on 6 years and the other 140 years before that.




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23 Jun 2017 13:33:00
Ashley Away?




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14 Jun 2017 15:22:27
Apparently knocked back £500K. Maybe throw in MOH, and a loan of Bates. But I wouldn't give them any more cash since he's got 1 year left, and we could pick him up for nowt.




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21 Apr 2017 09:03:44
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19 Dec 2017 16:22:38
Kaymer. What a ludicrous statement. You telling me you didn't cheer once when he scored 9 goals against Celtic including 5 at the piggery. what about the cup final winner against St Mirren when we were down to 9 men. I rarely comment here but you have just won bam of the year with that belter. Go get a life. Kenny Miller, whilst no longer in his prime, has shown more fight and desire than any of the current team. I for one am gutted that he has suffered what could turn out to be a career ending injury and hope to see him continue in football as a coach or manager one day.




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28 Aug 2017 14:57:10
Is that not the point of this DoF to deal with transfers, brokering deals, and put a scouting system and youth structure in place, whilst Pedro can fully focus on the current 1st team players, making them the best that they can be? Besides, he's not just going on a Jolly back to Portugal, he's got a Uni Course to complete, these things are usually timetabled, so if its something he can squeeze in during the international break, and it benefits him and the team then so what.

I don't think any player has truly been bought by a "managers vision" That's just BS that they say to gullible journo's instead of saying "I'm here cause am paid to be here" The majority of legendary players that signed for us was down to the clubs stature and regular European football and the payslips. The love of the club comes later.




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11 Aug 2017 10:19:09
Aye, 8 goals in two seasons Kaymer. You can spot a player eh?




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21 Jun 2017 16:33:14
lol Jay

I was waiting for him before I saw I believed the actual press release :)




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01 Dec 2016 14:58:25
I totally agree, The Formation and Tactics (or lack thereof) are the issue

I don't think the keeper is the worst we've had by a long shot, but this formation puts him under sever pressure every single game, and other teams are wise to it, Look at Gilks against Celtic. Its clear that the players are being told not to deviate from the plan regardless of how many mistakes are made.

Was is Einstein, was it Twain, Was it Franklin who said "The Definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"

It certainly wasn't Warburton.