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22 Aug 2017 23:01:27
Rangers to sign Aaron nemane on loan from man city. Pacey winger with an eye for goal apparently.

StuartAC

1.) 23 Aug 2017 22:01:15
no eye for goal but is very quick


 

 

18 Jul 2017 23:11:13
Keep hearing rumours about players saying they don't rate the new guys. Fair enough they may well have said this but I'm almost 100% sure a couple of Mexican internationals (one of which hasn't actually played yet), a 90 odd capped Portuguese international, a Scotland international and a highly rated young Portuguese centre half are all better than the likes of Kiernan, ohalloran, Forrester etc.

Teams don't gel over night these things take time. The new players need to get used to a new country, different styles and different culture. let's give them time to settle before we judge.

It hasn't been an ideal start but I'm not worried about losing closed doors friendlies, we've had seasons in the past where we've had awful pre seasons and won the league. I don't think we will win the league but I think we need to be patient. let's see where we are at the end of August then we can start to judge until then we need to get behind the manager and his new players.

StuartAC

1.) 19 Jul 2017 00:05:30
I think what's happening is people r judging the manager very quickly and mayb not the players.


2.) 19 Jul 2017 00:07:55
Yeah your right teams don't gel overnight but come on, losing to parttimers then getting beat off a second string st Johnstone team with most of our new players involved. The writing is on the wall, anyone who says Pedro should be given a chance is in denial, he is a disaster and all the rumours about unrest and players confronting the manager is beginning to gather pace and with the new season just around the corner i for one hope the board have the balls to sack this guy and bring in a proper manager before it's too late. Unfortunately this board are weak and will stick by this guy until the results will inevitably leave them with no choice but to show him the door. I'm all for giving managers a chance but for goodness sake the job is clearly too big for Pedro!


3.) 19 Jul 2017 06:04:30
It is with regret that I say that I agree with everything you said RonnieR9


4.) 19 Jul 2017 07:34:21
There's been a campaign against Pedro since he walked through the door by the media and it seems a lot of rangers fans are buying into it as well. Results over pre season have been shocking but then it hasn't been a proper pre season as they weren't counting on shocking Euro result. I think the fact many of the new signings can't speak English isn't helping. I've heard the rumours about previous players (kenny miller) specifically saying the new players are rubbish but it always comes from a friend of a friend who supposedly knows a player. Left and right back concern me but I think we should see how things go first few league games before jumping on the bandwagon.


5.) 19 Jul 2017 10:09:22
Agree 100% got to give Pedro and players time I really think it will but all the negative stuff especially from the media won't help they want us to fail I know Europe was hard to take what about the other Scottish teams just as bad and Celtic still have a lot to do for champions league group stages


6.) 19 Jul 2017 10:22:16
Enough of the conspiracy theories. Show me the evidence of a campaign against Pedro. In my eyes, any bad press Pedro has had has been of his own making with his idiotic statements and results.


7.) 19 Jul 2017 10:40:44
The simple truth of the matter is not one thing has changed in his time as manager except some good sound bites and a few signs up and around the training ground.

The new players, from the limited time we saw them, weren't very impressive - but most players need time. What worries me is his "tactics" and "style".

Setting out that last Europa game with both Rossiter and Jack is mind blazingly negative. Persistent mentioning of high press, quick play, crosses from wide and so on are all well and good, but its not showing on the park - Aberdeen have been weakened this summer of that there is no doubt, yet I would still fancy them to finish above us this year, and when you factor in the amount of money invested in the squad, it is a shambles.
Pedro can only take so much blame, you then must start to look toward the board that appointed a man with no real pedigree and a questionable track record at best.

Only time will tell, but I would think from our first 5 games, anything less than 11 points and he has to be replaced.


8.) 19 Jul 2017 11:15:48
With Aberdeen signing Stewart, mackay Stevens and christie I would say they have at least stayed on par with last season.


9.) 19 Jul 2017 11:18:19
I have to admit my concern is the lack of tactics not so much the signings. I personally am not a fan of 433 or 451 whatever you want to call it. I think a 442 diamond would suit us. Jack, Pena, Dorrans and Kranjcar in middle with 2 strikers up front. Playing with 2 strikers is a must for me in most games, especially Ibrox


10.) 19 Jul 2017 15:39:05
did they not sign sean malloney aswell? half decent player


11.) 19 Jul 2017 16:26:58
Jyf is spot on. He has faced negative press amongst some Rangers fans from the beginning. Same type of fans who want a "Rangers man" in.

Neiderkorn was just the car crash most of these numpties were begging for so they can install another "Rangers man".


12.) 19 Jul 2017 19:29:02
Pedro a disaster . not taken in by media. judging him by watching team and results since his arrival . not one good performance from any of his foreign signing as I have stated before Derek mcinness should have been boards first signing and I am sure with millions Pedro has been wasted mcinness would have built a good team to challenge the tims


13.) 19 Jul 2017 20:43:59
Definitely not a fan of the 4-3-3 formation. Imo I think we should start near enough all games 4-1-4-1 then switch accordingly. Our opening results are massive and we will need to build confidence and not go into games thinking we've already won!
We have on paper a harder start than last Season, Motherwell away is tricky and I don't care what the final score is as long as we win the thing.
Thoughts. What formation do u think Ped will go with at Fir Park and who?
My Team in a 4-1-4-1.
Fods
Tavs
Alves (C)
Cardoso
Beerman
Jack
Candieas
Dorrans
Pena
Dalcio-Walker
Herrera
Regarding who plays up front it prob comes down to showing to be on form during the remaining friendlys.


14.) 20 Jul 2017 14:19:29
ronnie, guys like u that put all the negativity out there do nothing other than harm our team and make us sound like greeting faced wains.
yes we have lost a couple of games but that doesn't mean this team won't click.
and to be honest i don't think we will win this league for the next few years realistically but i'm not going to say these players are terrible and the manager is worse just because they haven't clicked yet that's just childish.


15.) 20 Jul 2017 14:23:04
Would someone please tell Pedro what colours gers play I'm his quote after st Johnstone game was he not worried as team was producing and playing well man not up to it


 

 

14 May 2016 13:19:22
Keep reading about Aaron Mooy being linked with a move. I reckon that's as far as it will go with him being touted as breaking the A league transfer record Melbourne city are looking for upwards of £2 million which is well out of our price range when we can go and get young lads from down south for 250k or free.

StuartAC

1.) 14 May 2016 22:32:10
Yeah but I think warbs might be willing to pay a little bit more for this boy he's got a future.


 

 

28 Jul 2015 12:14:13
Apparantly aberdeen have matched rangers bid for scott allan.

StuartAC

1.) 28 Jul 2015 13:05:23
and exactly where does SA fit into aberdeens squad? Sorry but I don't believe it.


2.) 28 Jul 2015 12:53:18
Wont make any difference, if not now he will wait till Jan and we will sign him on Bosman. If we still want him.


3.) 28 Jul 2015 13:18:05
Not a chance. He's not moving just for the sake of it! He only wants to leave Hibs to come to Rangers, the team he supports! He was more than willing to stay at Easter Road until Gers made their move.


4.) 28 Jul 2015 13:31:52
Why would they bid for SA when he has stated he wants to go to Rangers doesn't make sense to me.


5.) 28 Jul 2015 13:43:30
scott allan would walk into any team in scotland


6.) 28 Jul 2015 14:11:50
Just passing on what I read on twitter. Highly unlikely I know.


7.) 28 Jul 2015 15:08:48
If our bid has been Rejected why only match it


8.) 28 Jul 2015 16:36:11
Derek mccinnes said they are not interested


9.) 28 Jul 2015 18:38:24
Would Aberdeen Qualify as being a bigger club than Hibs? He is only allowed to move to a bigger club.
Anyway no chance he would go there, he's a Rangers man!


10.) 28 Jul 2015 19:45:41
Been reported on sky sports news that he has handed in a written transfer request and stubbs has stated that he will not be sold to rangers as we are hibs main rival for the championship if another team ie premiership team bids an acceptable amount they may sell but he did say no matter how much money rangers offer hibs won't sell to us, also states aberdeen and dundee united have made enquiries regarding SA


 

 

22 Jul 2015 21:53:07
Hibs reject bid for scott allan from rangers.

StuartAC

1.) 22 Jul 2015 23:50:23
Believed to be offered £100,000 for him
Should get him for £200,000 - £250,000


2.) 23 Jul 2015 00:31:10
100k bid rejected it says on D Record! If that's true that is a ridiculous offer.


3.) 22 Jul 2015 23:27:07
How much?


4.) 23 Jul 2015 00:37:04
he is desperate to come but nothing will happen this week! expect something to happen next midweek from club & player. patience!


5.) 23 Jul 2015 09:51:00
was it not reported that dundee utd had 205k rejected? if he has been a target I don't know why we left it this late to bid other than to put him off on the weekend? however there was aa report that the bid we made was actually 300k. who knows??


 

 

 

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08 Sep 2017 21:42:25
I remember years ago (possibly 90s) we linked up with a club in asia. Just been talking to a mate about it and neither of us could remember the details. Anyone help us out?

StuartAC

1.) 08 Sep 2017 22:08:32
Shenzhen from China i think you might be referring to mate. i remember Santa got me the strip for Christmas 1 year. sure it was an Orange top and Grey shorts


2.) 09 Sep 2017 08:10:25
I think it was early 2000s stuart but i may be wrong


3.) 09 Sep 2017 21:33:36
Cheers lads I'll look into it. Shame we couldn't link up with a Chinese team now. Haha


 

 

01 Sep 2017 11:08:08
Right, loads of folk moaning about our transfer business over the last couple of days.

We brought 11 players in with 3 being loans and lost 13 I think with 2 or 3 being loans.

Personality I think we needed another centre half but we have 4 so we can get away with that.

Man for man we are better than we were last season, we just need to gel and quick.

In January sign up walker and McLean on pre contracts (maybe a small fee will get them in January)

See how the 11 new guys look and make a decision on what areas we still need to strengthen and look into more pre contracts of players who will improve our squad.

All of this plus make 2 signings of players round about £2.5m. This has to be a long term project (2 seasons) .

If we go into next season with the squad we currently have plus walker and McLean (free transfers) . one more good free transfer and 2 players round about the £2.5m Mark we will have improved massively again.

I'd expect us to have a team capable of putting up a decent challenge for the 2018/ 19 season and a team capable of winning the league the season after. I know a lot of bears won't accept that but look where we were even last season in comparison to Celtic getting champions league and £60m over two seasons.

StuartAC

1.) 01 Sep 2017 13:17:03
Far too sensible a post mate, it'll never catch on. ;-)


2.) 01 Sep 2017 13:26:38
Why the hysteria over two bang average players? I agree we need to keep adding one or two in every transfer window, but they have to be better than we have or be able to take us to a higher level. Ordinary SPhelL players won't do that.


3.) 01 Sep 2017 13:29:57
Very good and sensible post Stuart, I couldn't agree more. As supporters we must realise where our club is financially and that we must cut out cloth accordingly. We don't have the resources to compete directly with Celtic, but with sensible management from the board, the DoF and Pedro over the next few windows, then I'm sure we will be back competing for the league title before long.


4.) 01 Sep 2017 13:43:20
F that, just bow down to the anti rangers brigade no chance. We demand results on and off the park. Most on here are becoming used to the idea we are sheite. Either get us investment or sell to someone who has some financial clout behind them and there money isn't being kept by a government body due to fraud.


5.) 01 Sep 2017 13:43:41
Or stick the euro millions on dave.


6.) 01 Sep 2017 13:45:46
Big Sam. Not only do we need players capable of taking us to the next level but we also need guys who know the league well and know they need to dig in to get results. If we sign walker for free in my opinion we will be signing the best winger in the league out with Celtic and if we sign McLean we will be signing the best midfielder out with with rangers and Celtic. In order to have a squad capable of competing at domestic level and getting into Europe (properly) we need this type of player and the fact they will be free and are rangers fans makes it better.

I'm 31 and have been a season ticket holder for 16/ 17 years so I've been going through the glory days and the real dark days but I just don't understand what some of our fans want? In the past we've signed the best players from aberdeen and hearts and hibs etc so why is it now these players aren't good enough?


7.) 01 Sep 2017 15:09:08
Am interested to know from fodtheprod who this mystical billionaire investor is?


8.) 01 Sep 2017 15:27:33
Listen guys, let the new DOF settle in and start our scouting system and use his connections. I would hope by January 2018, we have forgotten about Walker and McLean and have sourced great young talent that we will sell in a few years for a lot of money. Our challenge of smeltic with either of those guys wouldn't have made a difference. They are average players in a below average league.


9.) 01 Sep 2017 17:43:21
StuartAC I think we both want the same things for our club and our team. But I don't think it will happen by signing this calibre of player. Of course we signed players from other Scottish clubs in the past - the ones that were good enough. I had 30 years experience as a scout and I just don't see where these players would take us. Walker is no Neil McCann, for instance, and McLean is maybe the eighth or ninth best midfielder in the SPL, a poor league at best. I don't understand why some fans think they would bring improvement just because they're Scottish and have played in this league for a few seasons. Actually it begs the question why are they still playing in this league when others of genuine ability (Robertson for instance) have moved on. It wasn't all that long ago we were fielding teams with no Scots, 11 players who didn't 'know' the league and who came from all over the place. Native 'knowledge' will never be a substitute for talent. If I'd still been scouting (long time retired! ) the only players that would have interested me in the past couple of years from a Rangers first team point of view would have been Robertson and Armstrong. The rest had too many 'maybes' about them. All the best.


10.) 01 Sep 2017 19:21:05
StuartAC

Are you not a bit concerned about the strikers? Miller and Herrera have never been prolific scorers, Hardie is untried at this level, Morelos has done well and looks a find however if he gets injured we are bang in trouble


11.) 01 Sep 2017 20:18:31
StuartAC if you're watching the Scotland match you'll maybe see what I mean.


12.) 01 Sep 2017 23:53:27
Big Sam I agree 100% when we were fielding a team of no Scots we had international class players capable of playing at top EPL sides. In the current market how much would Numan, gio, de boer, tugay, amo, Reyna, arteta etc etc cost. Even at the time these guys were playing for decent if not great teams around Europe.

What we really need to do is adopt the Celtic approach to find a van dijk or a wanyama but every £2m spent on that type of unknown player there's another 5 or 6 players at £2m who don't reach the same potential.

Sparky I agree with you also to an extent but let's give Herrera a bit of time. He's got his first goal let's see if he can kick on. I'm sure most teams have the same problem that if their best striker gets injured they won't score as many goals.

Sorry for the long post guys.


13.) 01 Sep 2017 23:58:32
Also fod the prod we play in Scotland. No one is ever going to invest millions into scottish football. We need to find "gems" at a couple million at most. When you start looking at £5m players you start paying over £30k a week and we won't be paying that sort of wages until we get champions league football or until scottish football somehow gets major investment which doesn't look like happening any time soon


 

 

22 Jul 2017 21:14:13
Didn't hear him say it but apparently Pedro said we're bringing in two more and they will be scottish players. Rumour is walker and naismith. Not much of a rumour regarding either but i'd take both in a second. Walker is better than McKay as last season proved and we are short of wingers. I don't rate Dalcio at all from what I've seen.

I also reckon naismith would be a cracking signing forgetting what went on 5 years ago.

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22 Jul 2017 16:55:02
Only a friendly but that was much better against a team better than anything we will face this season. Played at a decent tempo aswell. Most players played well but I was impressed with alves, dorrans, candeias especially.

StuartAC

1.) 22 Jul 2017 19:56:17
Walker would be great. I'm sure he will come. May take a couple of weeks but jambos b ridiculous to ko 500-600k for him. Last year of contract. Better than nothing a year from now. He's apparently desperate to come.


 

 

05 Jul 2017 17:20:03
Right lads shoot me down.

First of all a totally embarrassing result and no excuses at all had we taken our chances we would be through. We didn't and now we're not.

My point is, is this really a bad thing? We were never going to qualify for the groups as we just aren't ready. A whole team of new players and 2 guys who have been out for 10 months. Winning last night would have delayed the inevitable.

Now we have a month before the season starts which gives us time to arrange 3 or 4 decent standard friendlies and maybe time for Pedro to take the players away for a week for some high intensity training. This meaning when the league starts there can be no excuses from anyone.

Yes it's disappointing and utterly embarrassing but this gives us a chance to prepare properly for the league season, something we've not been able to do for the last couple of seasons.

StuartAC

1.) 05 Jul 2017 17:29:18
Good point, we need that.


2.) 05 Jul 2017 18:07:47
Most teams have probably agreed friendlies for the coming season who can we play and how many games do we need?
I think will need to find teams of PL quality so we can be tested. No point playing minows as we l've already seen how that worked out lol


3.) 06 Jul 2017 14:41:54
Europe was always a bonus aslong as we get it right for aug but we do need to get rid of guys like windass who is absolute dross


4.) 06 Jul 2017 14:45:14
Rumors of us playing Forrest away As part of the BM Signing.


 

 

 

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04 Sep 2017 15:54:02
Jan kirchoff would be a decent signing. Still young enough and must have something about him to have played for bayern and scale. Wages would be too high I expect though.

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23 Jul 2017 17:07:38
I honestly don't rate Jack at all. I've said on here before aswell that I know 3 or 4 aberdeen fans who weren't fussed about losing him.

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23 Jul 2017 12:24:36
The going rate for an uncapped scottish winger in the last year of his contract is probably about £250k. We've offered more than double that if reports are correct. I base this on Barrie McKay who is a scottish winger and been capped by Scotland in the final year of his contract and went for about £500k.

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19 Jul 2017 19:45:59
Fd what do you mean his market value is £250k? We paid a small fee for him and Windass. Crooks hasn't played for us all season and is obviously not in the managers plans. We want him off the wage bill so £150k recoups what we paid for him and his wages (or there abouts) .

In regards to Windass if we get £500k for him I'll be shocked. The guy is so far out of his depth here. Yes he's a powerful runner etc but can anyone honestly say they see him playing at a decent standard in say 2 or 3 years time? By decent standard I mean mid table English championship level or above? I go home and away to watch rangers and I can't see it.

In regards to Forrester, Waghorn, Kiernan, MOH etc. If we were offered anywhere near £250k for each we should bite their hand off. If not they will sit in the stands and take a wage for nothing.

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19 Jul 2017 10:42:48
£125k for a players we paid half that for who hasn't played a game for us is pretty good going. Recovers his wages and initial fee.

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09 Sep 2017 21:33:36
Cheers lads I'll look into it. Shame we couldn't link up with a Chinese team now. Haha

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06 Sep 2017 04:42:35
Spot on mate. He's got pace but that's it. Easy enough scoring a few goals running on to things for st Johnstone against teams that are a wee bit more open but at rangers he had has his fair share of chances against teams who sit back and try to catch us on the break. Not good enough simple as that.

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01 Sep 2017 23:58:32
Also fod the prod we play in Scotland. No one is ever going to invest millions into scottish football. We need to find "gems" at a couple million at most. When you start looking at £5m players you start paying over £30k a week and we won't be paying that sort of wages until we get champions league football or until scottish football somehow gets major investment which doesn't look like happening any time soon

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01 Sep 2017 23:53:27
Big Sam I agree 100% when we were fielding a team of no Scots we had international class players capable of playing at top EPL sides. In the current market how much would Numan, gio, de boer, tugay, amo, Reyna, arteta etc etc cost. Even at the time these guys were playing for decent if not great teams around Europe.

What we really need to do is adopt the Celtic approach to find a van dijk or a wanyama but every £2m spent on that type of unknown player there's another 5 or 6 players at £2m who don't reach the same potential.

Sparky I agree with you also to an extent but let's give Herrera a bit of time. He's got his first goal let's see if he can kick on. I'm sure most teams have the same problem that if their best striker gets injured they won't score as many goals.

Sorry for the long post guys.

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01 Sep 2017 13:45:46
Big Sam. Not only do we need players capable of taking us to the next level but we also need guys who know the league well and know they need to dig in to get results. If we sign walker for free in my opinion we will be signing the best winger in the league out with Celtic and if we sign McLean we will be signing the best midfielder out with with rangers and Celtic. In order to have a squad capable of competing at domestic level and getting into Europe (properly) we need this type of player and the fact they will be free and are rangers fans makes it better.

I'm 31 and have been a season ticket holder for 16/ 17 years so I've been going through the glory days and the real dark days but I just don't understand what some of our fans want? In the past we've signed the best players from aberdeen and hearts and hibs etc so why is it now these players aren't good enough?

StuartAC