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23 May 2016 12:59:46
Anyone think the joey barton deal could be done but not announced till his contract officially ends with burnley is it not june 1st they end usually.


1.) 23 May 2016 13:55:55
No cause all the other players signed on previous contracts were announced.

2.) 23 May 2016 15:57:37
His contract runs until 30/6/16 but should be able to sign pre contract. Burnley have made another offer, no word on what's in it, just hope he comes to rangers.




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18 Jan 2017 13:23:25
Looking for opinions on this bears but what is mcparland actually scouting area wise all he comes up with is scottish and english players lately or people who have played for warburton already why are we no searching europe for a better calibre of player ie leagues in germany spain italy france holland all must have afforable players better than what we have or are looking at just a thought


1.) 18 Jan 2017 13:37:26
Totally agree Scott87. Have to broaden our horizons a great deal.

2.) 18 Jan 2017 14:02:27
Frank McParland is one guy, he is the head of a scouting team with no scouts. he is doing so well considering his hands are tied.

3.) 18 Jan 2017 14:47:41
I would guess it is all about pricing mate. We can get young affordable talent from the UK leagues because we can sign them on cheap pre-contracts with limited resources used and a nominal fee. The same rule that enabled us to pick up the likes of Rossiter and Dodoo does not apply for all the european leagues i think. Also - If we aren't scouting abroad, how did we sign Sergei Atakayi? Most of his contacts are in the UK, that much is obvious. But not all of them

4.) 18 Jan 2017 14:52:30
Exactly spoc, he's not able to scout Europe on his own. Especially with the fact we probably can't afford to ship off all over the world to search for players.

5.) 18 Jan 2017 15:00:24
Frank McParland is one guy, we appreciate that but the reason he was given the job was due to his extensive contacts throughout the footballing fraternity.
We can't expect champagne service for lemonade money but we should be getting better value considering the wages we are paying. If he did not have one hand tied behind his back then maybe he would supply us with a better product. There are many problems at Ibrox that need addressed in both the long and short term so let's hope we see genuine progress on all fronts in the near future.

6.) 18 Jan 2017 15:05:05
Spoc he must have european connections considering he was at liverpool aswel am sure we have more than one scout aswel and ex players keeping rangers informed even if it was players using us as a stepping stone to england and that's the gems we need buy on cheap and sell for a profit instead of players who have been down in englands low leagues for a few years and haven't been noticed still

7.) 18 Jan 2017 15:07:04
I think Teddy has it spot on. I hope MW reads his own statements from last year and sticks to young talent that can add value.

8.) 18 Jan 2017 16:25:34
Teddy of the south Sergei atakayi was on trial at fulham and Leicester before he signed for rangers where am sure mcparland got wind of him not doubting he's got some good talent in just think we need a bigger option for players

9.) 18 Jan 2017 16:45:23
warburton says one of the reasons to goes for british players more is because plays from europe can take longer to settle in and he needs players to hit the ground running, which he thinks british players do which i disagree with

10.) 18 Jan 2017 17:03:37
none of warburtons signings have hit the ground running lol maybe hit the ground and stretcherd off

11.) 18 Jan 2017 17:15:55
At Liverpool McPArland could shop in quality Markets, at Rangers under absentee Landlord, King, he can't even afford to shop at Aldi or even Pound land. In fact I doubt he could even afford the 'barres' or 'Paddy's Market'.

12.) 18 Jan 2017 19:27:29
He doesn't have a hand tied, he has both. How do we know he isn't providing good talent and Warbs' domestic bias - mentioned above - led to them not being signed. Literally our scouting network is Frank McParland and only Frank McParland.

13.) 19 Jan 2017 08:29:45
I'm going to throw it out there but why not try and get John Park in to work along side McParland. He is out of work and was the man who uncovered Van Djik and Wanyamma for them.

14.) 19 Jan 2017 03:34:49
But how do know that we aren't doing that, we will be searching all over Europe and further, but we don't always here about this, as we only here about players that sign, not the players we tried to sign

15.) 19 Jan 2017 09:48:50
Benny, I know Park of old and he is merely a self-serving mercenary who got lucky. He made a career out of employing other scouts and taking the credit for their discoveries, fact. He blagged his way into the senior game after being match secretary of an amateur team and is an arrogant little turd.

16.) 19 Jan 2017 10:05:40
I think we have to bear in mind that they joined the club with a 5 years plan. Summer 2016 he signed 4 or 5 17-19yr olds who went straight in to the U20's side. they bought Windass and Crooks as squad plauyers (unfortunate that both got injured after signing the pre-contrat, but that happens) Rossiter was the big one and again - Bad luck for us that he got injured. Dodoo again was brought in for more 1st team action at a low price. I see no flaw in their recruitment policy in youth at all. How many kids are you expecting them to bring in?

17.) 19 Jan 2017 14:07:48
they are certainly other countries we could be scouting for players and who offer better value than current first team players even players closer to home could improve our team but our management team seem intent on bringing english based players to the club this just shows the lack of knowledge
warburton weir have and macpharland as a bargain basment scout who looks for free agents and loans and seems to only scout players from england our scouting system needs a big overhaul still and more scouts added



15 Jan 2017 16:14:10
Our defence is shocking and all over the place again only a friendly a know but been the same all season senderos looks like he has wooden legs give bates a run instead we must strengthen the back four and get a better formation sorted out urgently




06 Jan 2017 13:30:38
Mr warburton if u read this page could u please give moh a shot as the main striker would like to see him in this role and think he would do better than waghorn and be a good replacement for the injured garner

Kind regards scott87


1.) 06 Jan 2017 14:04:19
MOH is heading back to st johnstone according to reports a really hope no cause the boy needs to start for us cause he is lighting

2.) 06 Jan 2017 14:23:06
Agree that he is worth a shout as out and out striker. His pace is not being utilised properly. Perhaps a mix up now and again with himself and McKay in attack. Although a lot of teams play that deeply against us, it might not work effectively. Anyway, we definitely need more options.

3.) 06 Jan 2017 15:36:49
Take a leaf out of big ecks book when he turned Lovenkrands into an out and out striker in season 05/ 06. He was arguably our best player thay season and pulled us out of holes. Remember a game at Ibrox against Falkirk that December he was scoring so many goals his confidence was through the roof taking pens and free kicks.
Sorry to preach, basically it's worth a shot haha.

4.) 06 Jan 2017 16:34:15
Lovenkrands was a striker who was played out of position on the left wing - he'll tell you that himself. McLeish merely restored him to that position when he had his highest scoring season at Ibrox. I think O'Halloran is more of a natural winger.

5.) 06 Jan 2017 17:41:43
We always seem to scream out for the player that's not playing to come in and change our fortunes and when they do get a chance we all hound them when we get a bad result as it happened with crooks, halliday, holt, dodoo now everyones screaming for MoH then when he does get a chance and we get a bad result we'l want someone else to be the saviour. I've even seen people wanting Hardie, Burt etc. wheres the evidence that those 2 boys can come into the 1st team and change things?

6.) 06 Jan 2017 18:04:04
Bluedie, if players never get given an opportunity, how can they prove they are up to it? People are asking for more options. Surely more ideas are better than the one dimensional style we currently employ.

7.) 06 Jan 2017 18:23:24
They did get an opportunity Cullen72,after that mob beat us 5-1 we all screamed for Halliday and Holt to get back in and now ther in everybodys sayimg ther both not good enuf for the step up. Crooks was built up to be some sort of messiah because he came with a decent rep from acc stanley then he got slated on here after he played at tynecastle, Hardie aswell got game time under Mccall and hasn't exactly set the heather alight on his loan stints. Burt is the only 1 that hasn't had a proper chance and he's only 17 so i wouldn't get to carried away abt him just yet

8.) 06 Jan 2017 18:59:07
I don't recall everyone screaming for Halliday and Holt to be restored after the first old firm game. Plenty of people on here also said that Crooks would need time to prove himself.

9.) 06 Jan 2017 20:51:58
Well u couldn't have bn on the days after that game Stewie25 as i can remember people saying how we missed Holts energy and Hallidays dig and that Barton/ Krankjar wer to slow to play in the same midfield

10.) 06 Jan 2017 20:54:31
Are u kidding? Ppl wer on wanting Crooks to be the Centre Half when nobody had even seen him play then the boy came out himself and said Centre Mid was his best posistion😂

11.) 06 Jan 2017 22:22:28
Blue die, I agree that people were wanting Holt back, based on how he had performed in the Championship but you will not be surprised to learn that I for one did not want Halliday back! I reckon that most people were hoping that Crooks would be better than what we had and ignored the fact that he had been out for such a long time. I still reckon that he has the potential but not at centre back and it will take time but he needs the game time which he isn't going to get! As far as the rumours of Crooks and MOH being moved out on loan it will be more to do with releasing funds in the hope that whoever comes in is better rather than anything else since the King promises are now becoming "Murray Moonbeams"!

12.) 06 Jan 2017 22:53:03
I thought you quite liked Halliday TOMUSA😂im the same mate I've never really rated Halliday as i think he's to 1 paced and gets caught in possession far to many times. i'd like to think in the long run that Rossiter will be our No1 DM but the more the season goes on i'm actually starting to wonder if we'll ever see him getting a run of games

13.) 06 Jan 2017 22:55:04
U must admit TOMUSA that a lot of fans on this page wanted Crooks in at CB without even having seen the boy play

14.) 07 Jan 2017 00:19:30
Yea, Bluedie, Crooks was seen as the answer to our centre half problems by quite a number which I couldn't understand since he was primarily a midfield player. I like you would love to see Rossiter as our number one defensive midfield player and my Liverpool supporting pals all said the same thing; a quality youngster that would be one of the best if we could get him fit and keep him fit. That seems to be the major issue for us right now and his absence is hurting the team.

I just hope that he can come back fully fit and be a mainstay in our team next season. If that means nursing him back slowly so be it but I just wish we were given an honest update on both him and on Crooks.

15.) 07 Jan 2017 01:29:32
I'd be surprised (but happy) if Rossiter played again for us this season. As for his future I think that is very much in the balance.



03 Jan 2017 17:19:59
Why is king getting slated so much on here he's running the club best way he can trying to build a good squad invest in youth and steady the clubs off field issues aswel all this takes time he's cleaning up years of mess from previous boards as fans we all say spend this and that but as a business man he's running it properly we are rebuilding a team from scratch look at allys first season and the players we had left i for one am happy from where we were in 2012 to now.


1.) 03 Jan 2017 17:51:25
Best post on hear for a while, well said sir.

2.) 03 Jan 2017 17:54:12
He made certain claims about bankrolling us to challenge celtic and he hasn't fulfilled those promises in fact he denied saying it even though it was on tv interview. I accept the club's in a better position now but he shouldn't make bold claims about 30 million and ripping up ashleys contract. I still support king and the board but cut out the bold claims.

3.) 03 Jan 2017 18:33:02
My problem with King is not so much with what he's doing or has done but with what he said he would do and has not done. I'd have had no problem if he'd said we don't have loads of money but what we have we will manage prudently so it will probably take quite a few years to catch the other lot but that's not what he said, at least initially, is it? He raised expectations in the fans which were unrealistic and maybe for good reasons, who knows, but shows little sign that he will ever fulfill them. Consequently it is hard to believe what he says. As they say actions speak louder than words.

4.) 03 Jan 2017 18:56:47
I also believe that king thought he'd be able to get out off the sports direct deal. The loss of income from merchandising has greatly affected our ability to compete in the transfer market. That's why we have to shop about in the bargain basement. Until we can find a fresh income stream this is it. Any fan that thinks we should wildly be throwing money about is sadly out of their tiny little mind.

5.) 03 Jan 2017 19:18:42
A know he said he would spend 30 million but it could be it was more of a finiancial mess than he expected when he got control and had a good look at the books we had to invest in a lot more than just players we needed a scouting system even staff for the training ground and stadium was required don't think some fans realise how much of a mess the club was in prob a lot of spending behind the scenes we don't notice or know about to me a lot of panick has appeared because of saturdays result.

6.) 03 Jan 2017 19:23:37
those bold comments he made were to sell season tickets simple as that, dave king made us all believe we would challenge celtic, now if Aberdeen win they're game in hand there second, think we will struggle to get second spot.

7.) 03 Jan 2017 19:39:16
Charles Green said he would only leave when he heard the champions league music being played, Craig Whyte well let's be honest the guy is a fantasist. David Murray said he would only sell the club to someone that could take us forward (Craig Whyte)

Dave KIng picked up a football club on life support, the football ground had been neglected, anything that could be sold had been sold even the few Arsenal shares that were gifted to the football club, contracts were signed which harmed any prospect of a recovery. That is what Dave king is working with a basket case, the thing that he needs is time he cannot sort out all our ills in 12 months. don't be disheartened by all the talk about Celtic and how far ahead they are especially by Sutton and Hartson, Rodgers will move back to the premiership at the first opportunity players will leave, they will sign others that will flop. Football good times can quickly turn ugly and vice versa. It;s a tough gig at the moment but we must keep the faith.

8.) 03 Jan 2017 20:01:08
King made a rod for his own back with the statements he made during his battle to gain control of the club. Whether this was just his style or whether it was to get the fans onside is open to debate but making rash statements about tearing up Sports Direct Contracts and investing £30m., (then denying the latter despite it being stated on Television) .

With the team now well behind Celtic and not looking close to competing for the league for the foreseeable future the fans rightly expect to see quality new recruits but unfortunately many of us would find it difficult to believe any PR coming out of the club where King is concerned.

We might not have been any better off player wise had Souness and Kennedy gained control but at least we would not have been led down the garden path with unfulfilled promises! I also have to believe that Kennedy would have been more diplomatic in his dealings with Sports Direct that might actually have led to a better deal. As it is, King and Ashley appear to now be in a personal vendetta where the team and consequently the support are the ones losing out!

9.) 03 Jan 2017 20:30:53
Scott, King promised investment and to date, the club is surviving on soft loans from people who will, at some point, want their money back. King has invested?
Its alright stating that he is trying to run the club in a true businesslike manner and that is great but before he was given power he made a lot of promises about how much he had sitting waiting and none of that has appeared.
Massive investment is required in every part of the club from players to stadium upgrade.

10.) 03 Jan 2017 21:20:29
when King said £30 mil needed to be spent did he mean on the team alone? I am a shareholder and this came up at the shareholders meeting at this point the board has put in just over £20 mill with more about to be spent this month our club runs at a loss the board and I include King in that keep us afloat we have no income from kit sales (though I still saw fans in the shop at old firm game mind blowing) behind the scenes the club is a mess and it is costing millions to try and sort it out the old board divided our club amongst their mates Ashley's contract are a disgrace so when the £30 mill was mentioned it wasn't just on players but once they got in looked at the mess I think they should have said £60 mill to catch Celtic so we are where we are until the off field situation changes we will struggle financially but for me the right men are in the boardroom Rome wasn't built in a day.

11.) 04 jan 2017 11:05:10
thinkaboutit, i'm also a shareholder as well as a season ticket holder of around 42 years now. what's your understanding of what is going to happen regarding dk and his continual fight against sports direct and puma, in this dragging down kit deal? i've been told and i honestly can't say by whom, that dk and our board of directors are exploring the possibility of making our own kit short term, until our kit deal runs out with puma next season (2017/ 2018).

its safe to say one way or another that puma won't be manufacturing our kit after this season! was told also that under armour will become our new kit manufacturers once the club has cleared the way as to the legalities with puma. we will also have a new shirt sponsor after this season as our 3 year deal with 32red is up at the end of the season. i've heard our new shirt sponsor will be red bull.

have you heard anything like this thinkaboutit? look forward to hearing what you've heard or know regarding this mate! this can't go on and has to come to a head before this season finishes!



01 Jan 2017 11:00:23
Bears a like warburton but the last 2 home games his subs have been strange the inverness game fair play we won but at one point we had no wingers on and had no out ball and put ourselfs under pressure same again yestarday why bring on forrester and not moh ment our play was all through the middle which suited celtic when we got it wide to mckay and let him run at them they struggled and we created chances and wee looked knackered with 30 min to go and he says its all about fitness and possesion we had neither yestarday and all this we need to learn nonsense on every interview needs to stop and the hard work start.


1.) 01 Jan 2017 13:53:28
Hi problem for me is that he has his favourites, (either that or he does not want to offend some of our support), if it was anyway different, Halliday would be no where near the team and neither would Tavernier and Holt would start on the bench at best!

While we have been unlucky to lose Crooks and Krancjar through injury and Rossiter appears to have been an injury risk that so far has not worked, little has been done to improve the quality of the team in real terms and on the spat with Barton Warburton seems to have chosen the wrong side!




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09 Jan 2017 13:13:05
A get what afm is saying if he comes to rangers we pay a 500 k cross border fee but if he signed for ie spurs it becomes the tribunals decision on the fee which would be close to the 20 million mark if he played for us for a year he could then be signed for whatever rangers want so a english team could get him for half the price ie 10 million and he don't have all the hassel of a tribunal to face and gets to keep playing football no team wants to go to a tribunal and could end up paying 20 million for a free agent




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05 Jan 2017 22:58:38
Matthew 94 how has moh no been a good signing he's not getting a chance when he plays he chases every ball and lost causes and 9/ 10 times he gets us a corner or a throw in the opposition half and puts defenders on the back foot with his pace can't really blame him he needs a chance he did no wrong last time he got a run of games same as hodson but warbs just won't play them.




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30 Dec 2016 22:09:46
What kinda fags is he smoking because he's tripping.




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21 Dec 2016 13:20:16
Dont see how it would ruin his career taking england u21 job a mean southgate has done no bad out of it and it is his style develop young players so seems like a fit to me hope he don't go though.




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11 Dec 2016 20:28:21
Safety nets could be put up for the workman on the roof no chance would the council put people at risk and allow games to be played at an unsafe venue.





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18 Jan 2017 16:25:34
Teddy of the south Sergei atakayi was on trial at fulham and Leicester before he signed for rangers where am sure mcparland got wind of him not doubting he's got some good talent in just think we need a bigger option for players




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18 Jan 2017 15:05:05
Spoc he must have european connections considering he was at liverpool aswel am sure we have more than one scout aswel and ex players keeping rangers informed even if it was players using us as a stepping stone to england and that's the gems we need buy on cheap and sell for a profit instead of players who have been down in englands low leagues for a few years and haven't been noticed still




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15 Jan 2017 14:58:02
Why is it embarrasing because they are having a good time and do u think rangers fans are the only ones who sing on a plane on the way to a football match some folk need to get a grip honestly moan about everthing prob same ones who get offended if someone swears in a pub lol




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03 Jan 2017 19:18:42
A know he said he would spend 30 million but it could be it was more of a finiancial mess than he expected when he got control and had a good look at the books we had to invest in a lot more than just players we needed a scouting system even staff for the training ground and stadium was required don't think some fans realise how much of a mess the club was in prob a lot of spending behind the scenes we don't notice or know about to me a lot of panick has appeared because of saturdays result.




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02 Jan 2017 09:35:09
Stephboy can a ask u a wee question see when yous were playing in europe what gear were yous in then if saturday was 2nd yous must have stalled it against barca.