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23 Jun 2016 19:03:52
Just watched the Niko Kranjcar interview and was struck by the shear quality and intellect of the guy. Talked a great interview displaying insight, respect, ambition, professionalism and possibly a slight distain for the quality of question being asked. A really polished performance, reminiscent of Ian Black I thought, HA HA! A true measure of how far we have come - Black to Kranjcar! Just hope he stays fit and we see the best of what he has to offer. Welcome Niko.

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1.) 23 Jun 2016 19:55:39
Not even funny! Shouldn't be disrespectful to former players. And for the record I liked Ian Black and whatever faults you can pick on the guy, I tell you what, he could play football. Let's concentrate on moving forward with the good work being done now.


2.) 23 Jun 2016 20:09:12
You can if they where pish.


3.) 23 Jun 2016 20:33:16
😂😂 Ryan 👏🏼👏🏼.


4.) 23 Jun 2016 22:17:23
Don't believe in slagging off ex or current players, but Ian Black a good footballer, come on seriously.


5.) 23 Jun 2016 22:27:50
Each to their own! I thought Black was a massive disappointment and for the money he was on, we had the right to expect much more, considering the opposition he was playing against.

Can't recall many stand out performances in a Rangers shirt and was more than happy to see him go. Just my opinion though and just because Rangers released him doesn't mean he couldn't play football, there might have been other reasons. The positive is we are moving forward and signing some players with fantastic footballing pedigrees which is an absolute delight, especially after some of the dross we have had to endure immediately pre MW.

Measuring the progress in the development of the team by comparing the calibre of players and signings pre and post MW seems a reasonable thing to do and I shall continue to take comfort from it. In the end though it is results and trophies that count so let's hope the new Rangers deliver all they promise and 55 is soon ours.


6.) 23 Jun 2016 23:51:17
Dunbar blue

What impressed you most about Black? Was it all those great performances for the team? Or was it when he bet against his own team? Truly awful player who embarrassed the club born on and off the park.


7.) 24 Jun 2016 00:53:13
I remember meeting black at the hydro at the john bishop show, me and a few of my mates thanked him for coming to us, guy turned out to be a total plank bragging about cash and all of us just thinkin wtf is this guy been smoking, on the park aswell he was total sh1te, he's a absolute fud.


8.) 24 Jun 2016 02:05:44
Seem to have drawn a bit of flack on this one. Obviously I never had the pleasure of meeting him at the Hydro and can't comment on that, I am entitled to my opinion that I don't like our ex players being belittled or mocked and Biffo you asked what I liked about him as a player so again my opinion, I liked him because no matter how poorly our team was playing or indeed if he wasn't having a good game or he was taking pelters from the fans he was always brave to take the ball in any area, he could control the ball with both feet, he could tackle, for a wee guy he was decent in the air and again in my opinion was a better player than a lot of the players playing around him in midfield. When he was replaced by other players they were Kyle Hutton and young Murdoch, both who in my opinion again were not as effective as Ian Black. I have no problem that others have different opinions but was making the point that I don't like slagging Rangers players as its not necessary . That's it guys.


9.) 24 Jun 2016 04:37:24
Listen mate if guys on here want to comment on Ian black being single fish it's up to them. You have your opinions and others have their own. I kept sticking up for him expecting him to come good and he never did. Bet against us and any time he played against us he tried his heart out and snapped our players then all he done for us was get kicked about the lower leagues and complained like some daft wee lassie. Not the worst but still nowhere near good enough.


10.) 24 Jun 2016 07:57:17
That's fine guys, gave my opinion, that's all. I am moving on and concentrating on the good stuff that's happening now. Thanks Dunbar Blue😊.


11.) 24 Jun 2016 11:00:39
Ian black was a joke, he should never have been signed by mcCoist, total waste of a wage, I'm so glad how far the club has changed since those days.


12.) 24 Jun 2016 12:09:03
Well said Dunbar Blue - it's only banter. Would rather have had the craic over a pint down the pub than on a forum but there you go. In the meantime got to get ready to head off down the pub with my English friends and neighbours to watch the Euros - come on Iceland - just for the craic of course and the your fish fingers which are excellent!


13.) 24 Jun 2016 14:18:32
Thanks Ritereg, I liked your post was really balanced. I would enjoy a pint with you and the craic for sure and io am also enjoying good banter with my English pals but they always trump me with the " how's your team doing" banter. Like yourself I'm really looking forward to how this season pans out and although we clearly all have different opinions we all want the best for the Rangers.


 

 

22 Jan 2016 19:49:45
Sorry premature sending previously! Was looking forward to the current transfer window, especially with all the talk of homework done early, list of targets in place and so on. I am not sure if the players that we have been linked with are what we need or what improvement they will bring to the first 11. All I know is that it is exciting seeing the pieces of the jigsaw coming together. Initially we were led to expect possibly 4 or 5 signings all of which would add value, on and off the pitch, to the current squad and be capable of performing in the SPL. Against this expectation we are well short. Given how smoothly things have gone in the Warburton era this is a bit of a surprise and it is easy to understand why people are getting agitated, frustrated and criticising the board (DK) for lack of funds. But the simple truth is we don't know the full story behind these alleged bids or indeed who our main targets are. Personally I am going to take my cue from MW himself. Since his arrival the professional standards with regard to everything relating to the team have risen dramatically; player discipline, commitment and interviews. Player development and cohesion. The whole squad exude focus, belief and professionalism all stemming from Warburton and his integrity. So on that basis if MW is happy that the board are supporting his transfer targets to the value that HE values them at who are we to be concerned. Remember he left Brentford over a dispute about transfer policy so I cannot see him publicly fronting and endorsing transfer dealings that he is not comfortable with or he would consider detrimental to the development of the team required to deliver the objectives for the next few seasons. In Warburton I trust - come on the Gers!

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1.) 23 Jan 2016 03:53:37
Excellent post that makes a lot of sense. The problem is that King, like Murray before him, is so full of bull that he is creating a problem for himself.

Warburton has come out and said that we will have new signings before the Morton Game, (or at least, so we are to believe by the Press) , and unless the two guys that we have been kinked with in the media are smokescreens while we secure better players then, to all accounts, it would appear that King has not come up with the requisite funds.

Indeed there is little indication that the promised £30m or the spending up front if required, as spouted by King, was anything other than bull and this concern tends to be supported by the fact that the vast amount of loan capital that is being invested at present is coming from sources other than King.

We should manage to win promotion even without quality reinforcements so long as we do not suffer a string of injuries or suspensions. If we do then we simply do not have the cover in defence, midfield or attack, to give comfort, even against teams like QotS or Raith Rovers. That said, we will struggle to win the SPL title next season without a number of quality signings unless our manager and his new scouting system uncover two or there Ramin Stirling's.

I would suspect that the Celtic hierarchy will strengthen their team come the summer and who knows they might even bring in a new manager that can compete with Warburton. In such circumstances it is totally out of order if King, (and remember his cash promises) , does not provide Warburton with the same or greater financial support.!


 

 

 

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20 May 2016 11:30:26
Watched Altidore for almost a season at Hull; nearly 30 appearances and only 2 goals if I remember correctly? This is an appalling goals to game ratio for a striker. Makes Leigh Griffiths look like Ronaldo. Think he might have been one of the main reasons Hull struggled so much that season. If you can't hit a barn door you can't hit a barn door - doesn't matter if it's in the EPL, the SPL or the Champions League. And with any luck it won't just be the SPL it will be the Europa League.

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20 May 2016 09:25:28
Hope not Altidore - we need some one who can score for fun and he sure isn't that man. If we sign Altidore with the intent of including him in the starting 11 that would be a massive boost for the other teams in the SPL. Nicky Clarke is 100 times better and yes I know what I am saying.

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16 May 2016 16:56:23
Arteta's best days are long behind him and I guess he knows this if he did retire this morning. Have seen him warm up a few times this season and his is undoubtedly a fantastically professional routine but he never got anywhere near the ball. If we were lucky enough to secure Barton's services he would be here for the fight and would definitely get stuck in because that's what he does. Arteta would be a luxury item. As players, in their day, Arteta would probably edge it, he certainly has displayed more class but in the here and now Joey Barton every day of the week. Here's hoping.

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25 Feb 2017 09:20:11
Maybe unfair to judge Murty as a manager but now that he has been exposed he should not be let anywhere near the under 20s. Football men with football brains is what we need not quasi professional career men.

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23 Feb 2017 21:25:26
Nigel Pearson did al the groundwork for Raniere. He created the mentality and this season proves it. Pearson would be a far better bet.

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05 Feb 2017 01:09:15
It's like watching Liverpool? If only - they have played some amazing stuff this season. It is better to have played and lost than have no idea what so ever! If Warburton had half the tactical insight of Klopp and a third of the man management and motivational skills Celtic would be chasing us. Route cause analysis, why is this season a train crash? WARBURTON. The most inept manager in 140 years ably assisted by the most inept assistant manager in 140 years. And yes, that includes Sally - he always knew he was winging it - Warburton thinks he adds value on and off the pitch. Guess Joey B said, "I bet you, you are crap. " MW is not a football man - he is a networker and that is not the same thing. MW is enhanced in his chosen career by being associated with us, "The Famous Glasgow Rangers"; we are sullied by having him in our hallowed GTF! U R 0

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03 Feb 2017 20:33:26
Most frightening thing in the last few days is the clear evidence that MW is completely delusional. Current goal difference is +6 (? ) . Should be closer to +20 if we were performing anything like we should; winning most games and occasionally putting some teams to the sword. I can't remember us giving anyone a hiding this season and am struggling to recall any truly convincing wins. Yet after a complete gubbing from Hearts, a team with 6 new players on the field and 1 win in the previous 6 or 7 games what does the arrogant know it all come up with? A proper apology and a promise to address all the basic short comings that have been so evident for the past 12 months! No not a bit of it. We are told how well we have being playing recently and never better than the second half against Motherwell. It is almost like he is trying to re-write history. Well we do live in the post truth world!
So the real problem for me is if Warburton thinks those recent performances against the likes of Motherwell are good enough he does not understand the requirement, standard or expectation that apply to Rangers. He is aiming way too low. That said any kind of win tomorrow will do but I would like to see the continual defensive errors eradicated, (fof Keirnan), some physicality and fight on the field and some leadership on the field. Let's be honest, Lee Wallace is not the man for the job. The only reason he didn't leave was because his missus wouldn't let him and he didn't have the confidence or possibly bottle to try his luck down south.
We have to finish second, not just for Europe but for pride so let's start being honest about our performances, address the blatant errors, fight for the jersey and drop players that aren't up to it.
Let's see if Warburton can manage a football team, motivate the players, kick some arse and come up with some tactics that can outwit the opposition.
Finally, there has been some reference to some friction between DK and Warburton. I wonder if that started when DK said he had thought we would have been a bit more competitive and more comfortably placed in the league and Warburton replied with, if Celtic had won 4 fewer games and we'd won 1 more the gap would be a lot less. WTF. That is the kind of remark you would expect from a junior office manager not someone sitting in Bill Struth's old seat.

Rant over, fingers crossed for tomorrow, c'mon the Gers!

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02 Feb 2017 10:22:18
There are so many basic errors in Warburton's approach it is difficult to know where to start;
Playing with wing backs in itself is not necessarily an issue but if they are going to attack you will leave a lot of space in the centre at back. Play with 3 centre backs and this will close down the space and make a more robust defence. We play without a recognised defensive mid - have we even got one? What we should do is play two defensive mids in front of the defence with the brief that one is always holding and the other has the scope to push forward when flow of play permits. Play one guy up front, probably Miller unfortunately and support with 3 attack minded mid fielders. Hyndman, Windas, McKay? Vary formation throughout game if opposition get too big a foothold on the game and substitute based on performance during the game not some over intellectualised crap about game time.
We need a leader on the pitch to kick arse when players screw up. We need a settled team and ultimately we need better players and a better manager.
Warburton is completely out of his depth. He continually spouts professional sounding gibberish and sounds like a trader who hasn't hit his targets and is trying to techno talk his way out of accepting responsibility. Just doesn't get what it means to be the manager of the Famous Glasgow Rangers.
I am a Rangers fan in exile so don't get to see too many games but it is clear a number of our players should never wear the light blue again. Haliday and Keirnan are the worst regular starters ever to pull on the Jersey and should never play for the first team again. And Haliday should never be allowed to speak for the players again. He is a self serving deluded buffoon who clearly has no idea how crap he is. Listening to him and watching him makes me feel ill. Why Warburton did not draft in at least loan signings to cover is something he should be made to explain. Appalling planning/ management.
The only footballing upside for me is that since my exile in 1980 I have been watching Chelsea on a regular basis as my adopted team. Their manager Conti is the real deal. Man management, tactics, team/ player selection, media appearances and RESULTS. Interestingly his approach appears to be do the exact opposite of anything Mark Warburton does.
Clint Eastwood famously said, " a good man knows his limitations". So come on Warburton; man up, confess you're an imposter and prove you have more class than Sally by walking away from a job that is way to big for you.
Who should step in? A difficult one indeed! A difficult one indeed with no money available and a rough ride ahead. I think Big Eck could sort out the defence and with the squad we have finish second. A bit desperate but better than the current shower.
So pleas Rangers try something different and win some pride back. Forever Blue (in total torment.

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