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25 Jul 2016 09:22:54
HITC reporting we are interested in Joe Garner 28yr old who plays for Preston North End. Used to be at Watford with Hodson apparently so that is where the tedious link has come from. usual ex watford noise. Wigna have scouted him and he is apparently rated at 1mill.
1.) 25 Jul 2016 10:22:09
Want a better striker than Joe garner sake man.
2.) 25 Jul 2016 11:10:26
Joe garner would be a sensation up here. Probably out of our price range though.
3.) 25 Jul 2016 12:36:13
Whoever the gaffer signs that will do me, because he certainly knows a player.
4.) 25 Jul 2016 17:56:55
joe garner was at nottingham forest for a few seasons and didn't really do well but he did do well at preston in league 1,to be fair to him always worked hard and gets stuck in, could be worth a punt for the right money.
5.) 25 Jul 2016 18:46:47
6 goals in 41 games last season.
09 May 2016 07:27:06
So a refresh on some possible targets and their sources:
Jordan Rossiter- Looks like this is picking up steam!
Danny Graham - a lot of paper talk, but lots of clubs in for him
Paulus Arajuuri - Saw this on the Glasgow Rangers FC FB page. Giant Finnish CB, 27yrs old and plays for Lech Poznan. never heard of him myself
Matthew Knox - I expect this one to be wrapped up now they are confirmed as relegated
Ben Pringle - Seems to have gone quiet?
1.) 09 May 2016 11:43:26
Arajuuri would be great, had a fantastic last season for Lech.
2.) 09 May 2016 12:29:35
Does anyone know what's happening with Daniel Bentley the Southend keeper?
3.) 09 May 2016 08:13:10
Paulus Arajuuri to Rangers article
20 Apr 2016 09:39:44
So it seems that we will be having a £5 million transfer kitty for next season! According to the daily mail
1.) 20 Apr 2016 19:01:12
They're wrong. The manager's budget, as I posted here last week, will increase by £4.8m but that will include transfer fees, wages and agent fees. Four players at £10k a week and half of that's away, plus signing on money and agent's cuts and there's precious little left for transfer fees. The only other income will be the wages saved on those leaving, which could be between £30-35k a week. As I said before, there are a lot of juicy Bosmans out there and I'm certain Warbs will find the cream.
2.) 20 Apr 2016 20:07:15
Was going to say the same as wee-ecky. certain members in the press like to exagerate so the fans will then turn when 'promised' funds/ players etc aren't met.
3.) 20 Apr 2016 21:34:42
Teddy that would be a good kitty, considering what mw done with 400 grand,
4.) 23 Apr 2016 15:58:39
What did he do with £400k? That money didn't include wages, signing on fees, agents fees etc. His total playing budget right now, including staff etc, is in excess of £11m. He's only getting another £4.8m added to that to attract platers for the SPL and, hopefully, Europe. It really isn't a good kitty at all, but at least we have the right man to use it wisely. To put it into perspective, just one £2m player would account for all of that additional budget when you add on wages and other fees.
20 Apr 2016 09:43:39
Sorry Posted a link to the mail mail article about the 5mill transfer kitty and it also mentions that we are after 25yr old Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane. Truth be told I have never heard of the lad.
1.) 20 Apr 2016 13:35:36
I doubt Conor will be joining Rangers. He doesn't like our club very much.
2.) 21 Apr 2016 00:58:39
Just saw his "Rangers scum" tweets. Can't see this one happening folks.
12 Jan 2016 08:37:11
On STV today that the Aberdeen are interested in taking Cammy Bell on loan. Looks like we have rejected and probably (Although It didn't mentioned it so I am speculating) we are looking for a permanent deal.
24 Apr 2017 08:39:07
From what I saw in the game, the boy g difference was broony. He broke up our game, intercepted pass after pass with his positioning created acres of space with a step away from Halliday/ holt etc and left Garner/ Waggie and Miller chasing shadows. I absolutely loathe him. But he makes the tic tick. I also want to add About of praise for Bates in particular. He was up against a caliber of player he would never have dealt with before and did very well. Beerman should have been off and had no chance of getting further forward when we constantly lost possession of the ball. I'd prefer to see Kieran use front than waggie or garner. Absolute donkeys the pair of them.
1.) 24 Apr 2017 14:32:14
The first booking was never a booking for Beerman referee was a disgrace but because it was in favour of celtic nothing is said.
Loads of outrage about hallidays tackle but nothing about simunovics 2 horror lunges.
2.) 24 Apr 2017 15:03:18
i didn't see the line up yesterday and didn't know garner was on the pitch untill 15 - 20 mins into the game .
beerman looks a player but i don't know how he should have been off if your refering to the challenge on roberts that was halliday and yes he should have been off but simunovic's challenge on mckay i the second half was just as bad if not worse.
i agree with your assessment of garner and waggy. waggy is a major let down this season and garner is trying to be a bully on the pitch rather than a football player they can both leave and i would say that to your face waggy lmao!
06 Apr 2017 09:28:39
A bit of an analysis from last nights game. I thought beerman did very very well. He's pacey, good on the ball and probably more of a winger, but acquitted himself well against the strength and experience of Sammon. Bates started slowly but built in to the game and clearly is quite quick for a CB as he seemed to fill in for Tab are RB when he went walkers as usual. Wilson was dominant vs Boyd and helped our Bates well. Midfield was woeful and we took of hyndman. Granted not his best half but easily the most creative midfield we have. McKay couldn't deliver a pizza, let alone a decent cross in to the box and that pretty much cost us the 3 points alongside having 3 strikers who couldn't score in a brothel. Waggie was dreadful, Garner is too aggressive and stupid at times and Miller was everywhere but the box. Without big Clint attacking the ball in the box our setpiece is a waste of time.
1.) 06 Apr 2017 10:38:13
A decent and fair summary. I was disappointed to see Hyndman off at half time and think Pedro got that one wrong. Man Utd tried Rooney in midfield without success and now we've got to do the same with Miller. I wish we'd stop this playing certain players out of position purely because who they are and at the expense of a decent one whose position it is. Same old madness.
2.) 06 Apr 2017 10:45:21
To be fair Kfraser, I thought Hyndman was having a quiet night, Miller came on and the link up play got a lot better.
3.) 06 Apr 2017 10:49:30
Well done to the two youngsters.
On a more negative note, when was the last match that Barrie McKay looked anywhere near a six million pound player?
I'm certainly not going to make any real judgement of Pedro just yet but nothing he has did so far has impressed me although he seems like a very likeable guy at press conferences.
4.) 06 Apr 2017 11:16:52
You can only use the players you have at your disposal and the signings made by Warburton are generally out of their depth. Not altogether Warburton's fault because if you are given pennies there is a limitation on the quality you can acquire. Four or five meaningful signings in the close season and we will be right up there but the question remains, where will the funding for this come from!
5.) 06 Apr 2017 11:43:59
Tomusa, we paid 1.5mil for Garner, Dodoo 250k, Rossiter 500k, Windass 65k, Crooks 65k, Alnwick 250k. We keep saying pennies or very little, it wasn't. Warburton had a reasonable budget and f***ed it. There was plenty of good players out of contract in the english championship we could have picked up and warburton didn't, he instead splashed the money on players (most of who work for the same agency is daughter works for) that are dreadful.
6.) 06 Apr 2017 12:50:13
Thought it was one of the best I've seen from wilson. Looked better last night probably as he needed to take some responabilty with young bates in beside him, something he rarely does.
7.) 06 Apr 2017 14:22:40
TOMUSA, EE o me that Aberdeen have done much better in the transfer market in recent years than we have. on the basis that you think we haven't spent enough you must have inside knowledge that Aberdeen have invested significantly more than us?
I would have thought its reflects more on the people making the decision on who to buy. Warburton in our case
8.) 06 Apr 2017 14:46:51
Why does joe garner get so many crazy bookings. Is it down to frustration because of lack of service from midfield or does he just fancy a day off every now and again. The tackle on the killie player last nite I mean what was he thinking off.
9.) 06 Apr 2017 15:50:04
To be fair, if you were Garner wouldn't you do the same? you are a poacher, nothing less nothing more, and you NEVER get service.
10.) 06 Apr 2017 16:49:13
sorry mate i didn't see one player in the rangers top have a good game they where all mince and should be ashamed of themselves as they let the club down yet again good riddance to whoever leaves the club.
last night was the worst game of football I've watched in a while we played better than that when we got beat 5-1 aff the manky mob
11.) 06 Apr 2017 17:10:02
Hyndman, did have a quiet game but he was still more effective than Halliday who should have been brought off instead and to think he was the Captain last night 😰.
12.) 06 Apr 2017 20:49:54
Halliday should be no where near a Rangers jersey, all he does is talk about how he loves the club and then when he goes on the park he is about as useless as a chocolate teapot!
13.) 06 Apr 2017 20:40:46
Tomusa there were more than 2,000 Uefa registered players out of contract last summer. If you drew names out of a hat you would have probably come up with ten better players than the dross Warburton brought to our club. Then of course he spent £3m on players, upped the wage bill by £2m and probably another £2m on agents' fees (aka his daughter's bank account) and signing on fees. His contribution to our club was 100% negative.
14.) 06 Apr 2017 20:40:20
Garner has done ok last couple of games but he is not the answer. In fact I think he has a screw loose. Some of the challenges he made last night were just daft.
15.) 06 Apr 2017 22:30:43
I thought the two youngsters where solid last night and these are two guys that hasn't had praise like wee burt has had so I'm expecting burt to be named in one of pc line ups as he could be a wee gem of a find for next season I hope he has taken notes from recent games to get rid of deadwood but also hope he sees something in most of the guys we have like windass and dodoo etc. These guys have a big future in football just hope they stay around so we see it hope rossiter gets fit too and honestly rangers we all know we are in need of a new back 4 and a dm badly but I'm sure pc knows what he's doing you don't get jobs at the biggest teams on each continent for no reason
16.) 06 Apr 2017 22:41:05
I actually thought as a team we played all right and dominated the match. I've seen better Rangers teams struggle there. We should have won the game. McKay was dreadful and has gone back into his shell as he did at start of season then Warbs left him out and when he returned he was brilliant.
That was a while ago and basically he is back to the standard that saw him loaned out to Raith Rovers. If we can get £1m for him sell him. Strikers let us down once again. Nobody seems to want to be a penalty box player even waghorn continues to operate wide and Garner should soften the aggression not loose it though but concentrate more on finding dcoring positions.
2nd place is gone but basically 3rd is as good in terms of Europe. Not much difference in prize money either. The young lads didn't look out if place and Wilson had his best game in a while. can't remember Wes having a real save to make and we should have had penalty.
31 Mar 2017 19:33:51
All this clammer around Gilmour and his interest from down south has made us forget about the youth we have that could make a potential breakthrough season next year. Burt/ the McCrories/ Rudden/ Thomson ( not the Thompson on loan/ Barjonas and young Liam Kelly who has been outstanding for 2years between the posts. I've followed the academy games a lot and I can really see some good quality youngsters breaking through outwith Gilmour who is an extremely talented boy. Burt could break through in preseason in place of hyndman for me.
1.) 31 Mar 2017 21:44:21
Have to agree mate with a bit of luck we could have 3/4 first team players come out of the current crop! Not sure burt would replace hyndman just yet though! Really like barjonas and ashmore! Only saw them once or twice though, Anyone watch the boys frequently that can shed any light on these two players?
2.) 31 Mar 2017 22:00:07
Hyndman has passion oozing out of him pity he will go back what a player he could be
3.) 01 Apr 2017 13:11:29
I still think that we must have at least 6 players who are solid 25-29 year old players who can boss the game physically too many 19 to 22 year olds in squad will not be strong enough
4.) 01 Apr 2017 13:15:10
You must be joking, Teddy, Burt is about 75% behind Hyndman and not a single one of the other kids you mention are anywhere close to being Rangers players. I also watch the youngsters carefully and most of them have a long, long way to go if they ever make it at all.
5.) 01 Apr 2017 13:29:27
Gilmour will sign for Celtic.
09 Feb 2017 09:07:44
1st point - I am disappointed as a fan of this amazing club and a fan of the players that Rob Kiernan has been treated the way he has. I think it is sick that any player past or present be treated with such animosity when all he has given us is his effort and commitment. What message would that send to any player wanting to join us?
2nd Point - You can blame the manager all you like, it isn't his job to put the damn ball in the net!
1.) 09 Feb 2017 10:22:26
The treatment of RK is shocking! he's had some shockers but the big man has tried to do his job to the best of his limited ability its the manager who kept him in the side whe he was low on confidence and the fault lies at his door! Guy isn't rangers class but has imo given his all for us so he should never be threatened by so called supporters
2.) 09 Feb 2017 10:25:30
1st point - you say players shouldn't be treated with animosity
2nd point - you have a go at the players for not scoring enough goals
3.) 09 Feb 2017 10:26:03
Teddy of the south your correct the first point. 2nd point though. He is the manager, he is the one who trains ten every single day, he is the one who selects the style of play, he is the one who picks the team, he is the one
Who can see like all rangers fans world wide that we have nothing in leadership, nothing defense that makes us think we won't concede, no Aggresivness when don't have the ball, too slow at everything we do, lack of creativity final third, so in my opinion it is his fault .
4.) 09 Feb 2017 10:40:17
Maybe the treatment of kiernan, albeit bloody harsh, is built up through continuous dogs dinner performances and warbs arrogance of not listening to the fans, or seeing for himself how poor rob is, it was bad from the fans but i do see their point, but personally i wouldn't do that to any gers player, also, its all down to warbs who he picks and what strategy he uses to put the bloody ball in the net! It is down to warbs, he doesn't even have the sense to realise that when things aren't going to plan, you MUST change the strategy, bottom line, not sit back and cross your toes that we'll get a lucky result, he ain't no manager in my eyes now, i was fooled by our early success last season but to be found out by so many teams, and know it, but still not change, no that isn't how its done
5.) 09 Feb 2017 10:51:03
I think the way Kiernan has reportedly been treated is poor to say the least. I don't know of anyone who deliberately goes out to make mistakes, at any level of football. Unfortunately, some fans because of sentimental reasons, believe they have the right to abuse people as they see fit. Still is only a game, after all.
6.) 09 Feb 2017 11:44:22
Definitely, the fans who gave Kiernan that kind of stick aren't real fans. As much as it's frustrating that he has made a few howlers there no reason to hurl abuse at the guy. At the end of the day he play's for Rangers and until then we should as fans support and encourage the guy.
But part of the blame has to go to the manager. At the end of the day we haven't changed our system this season and it's proven not to work. He doesn't seem to have a plan B which I think every good manager should.
I would keep him until the end of the season and see how we finish from there. I wouldn't say it's been a disaster of a season, a few bad results. But think people need to remember we have just came up so this is mearley a break through season.
7.) 09 Feb 2017 21:56:42
Its his tactics that make the ball stay out the other teams net and always in our net. Daft statement to make teddy. Agree with your point about kiernan.
8.) 09 Feb 2017 22:16:38
Your right it isn't his job to put the ball in the net but it is his job to find someone who can and so far he has failed to do that
19 Jan 2017 11:17:49
Brought in: 20 1st team/ Squad players (excluding loans) for around about 5million GBP (probably not accurate but I have high-balled this figure)
For speculation purposes only:
20 x players on 10k a week (again not accurate but let's use it as an average) would cost the club just under 10million per annum.
Average season ticket costs between 295-315 for adults. let's say that around 28,000season ticket holder fit into that bracket (again not accurate but bear with me here) . 8.4million (300 x 28k)
We have no european football/ no merchandise income and no player sales since Macleod in 2015.
If we were to sell all of these acquired players for an average of 500K, we would make a 50% profit on purchase value.
Youth squad - We stripped away 20+ 20/ 21yr olds in the past 2 years who were signed on professional contract. let's say they earned 250GBP a week (260,000GBP per annum) and replaced them with 16/ 17/ 18year olds who are now playing at a higher level vs much older kids in the U20's league. (Gilmour/ Burt/ McCrories/ jack Thompson/ Rudden and Barjonas are all now U19/ 21 Scotland youths (2/ 3 years above their age grade)
Ok I have gone on a bit here. My entire point is that people are criticizing the management/ the recruitment and the chairman for his signing policy/ recruitment and youth in the team/ not investing in the squad etc. But there is no immediate fix. The strategy when you look at it will become effective if not next season, but the one after. Patience is not easy when you have to watch Dross on the pitch, but you have to work through the short team pain for the long term gain.
1.) 19 Jan 2017 11:48:18
Well I guess that is why the Three Bears and the two Far East guys have given Rangers the soft loans that they put into the club. It would have been nice if King, after all his shouting and his promises of funding for Warburton had followed through with his own investment to improve the players purchased. (There was not much we could do about the dross that was left after the McCoist era) .
That is also why we need to ensure we get into Europe and we will need to use stealth to increase Revenue on Merchandise on the assumption that we cannot either exit or improve on the Sports Direct deal.
If I am correct in my assumptions our deal with Puma comes to an end this year as does our sponsorship with 32 Red. Therefor we should be able to make some money by negotiating better deals with a more quality strip manufacturer and an alternative to 32 Red.
That just leaves the selling of the strips and if I am correct Sports Direct have a souls Agreement for the UK that we have given notice on. I am assuming that they do not have an Agreement for the sale of our Merchandise Worldwide and that being the case why don't we market our Goods with the new manufacturer and the new sponsor through the US, Canada, Europe, (including the Republic of Ireland), and the Channel Islands including sales over the Internet.
I am sure that a number of Companies could secure good deals for postage and packaging, especially if this was all done through a an Irish Subsidiary, for example of a US Company! Is this doable?
2.) 19 Jan 2017 12:23:18
I think your maths is a bit off. The average wage won't be £10,000 and our youth team will not be earning an average of £2,500 a week.
3.) 19 Jan 2017 13:06:13
Your indulging in fantasy football with your figures there. It's interesting you make the point about no player sales since McLeod. Does that not tell you that there is something far wrong that no one seems to want any of our players.
4.) 19 Jan 2017 13:53:33
Maybe the fact this is our first season back in the spl we have struggled to get good players.
5.) 19 Jan 2017 14:21:47
Did you not think Barton and Kranjcar were good players when we signed them?
6.) 19 Jan 2017 15:46:05
Hey spok- I said 250gbp for youth players mate. But not going to argue about my maths being off! (That is why I said average across the team and deliberately high balled what is probably an averahe of between 5-8k a week) not trying to be accurate but was just giving a description of the business model which some of you clearly misses just to focus on the numbers. My point is Warbs is trying to build a brand and moneytize Rangers again and for that he should be given plaudits. TOMUSA - great post mate
7.) 19 Jan 2017 16:29:25
thought we have c42000 season tickets sold
8.) 19 Jan 2017 17:00:09
Hey FD it's an average of 300 for adults (no idea how man kids/ families make up the total value of season tickets so I again, low balled it) but it was merely for indication of the kind of income we get with just 28k season tickets. I hope tha makes sense
9.) 19 Jan 2017 18:41:53
Good post Teddy
10.) 20 Jan 2017 08:15:29
Barton was just off a good season but at 33 he wasn't going to be a star man, kranjcar had barely played in 2 years.
11.) 19 Jan 2017 22:24:51
TOMUSA, our 32Red shirt sponsorship deal runs out at the end of the season, our puma kit manufacturers deal has 1 more year to go after this season (it was a 5 year deal we signed with puma) .
12.) 19 Jan 2017 23:13:57
Don't forget sponsor money, to money and the merchandise that does sell and probably sells well. It's all good saying don't buy it, but if Ashley still wants to sell it then there is obviously a reason why
13.) 20 Jan 2017 11:52:03
I would suggest that Warburton had to take a risk on all the players that he brought in because we just didn't have the financial resources to do any thing else! Initially he had to pretty much bring in an entire team and that was just to win the Championship given the dross that had been accumulated over the previous seasons. It was also clear that there was a significant lack of potential in the youth side that had been savagely destroyed over a number of years.
Having won the Championship and progressed to the SPL he was also well aware that a number of the players that he had brought in for the Championship would simply not be good enough for the Top League so he had to go back into the market, again with no real Investment.
With no European Football he was not going to find it easy to pick up a Dembele on the cheap and many of us were excited when he secured the services of Rossiter. We were encouraged that he had signed Crooks and Windass on pre-contract agreements and we saw Dodoo as someone with potential. Krancjar was also seen as an older head that had ability and although Barton was always going to be a risk we could see the logic provided the guy could do the job that he had done the previous season in England.
For a myriad of reasons it didn't work out as planned, the prime reason being injuries and as a result he was left with players that by his own admission were not players that he deemed good enough for the SPL.
While the jury might be out I personally don't believe that he can be fairly judged against Celtic unless he is given genuine investment for players. That has been talked about a lot by King but has never been forthcoming. let's see what the period from now until the start of next season brings in terms of Investment and players signed on pre-contract Agreements.
05 Apr 2017 08:20:41
I don't think McKay is doing much wrong. He is passed the ball very often in a position where he could make little impact and is closed down by 2players. Every team knows he is our danger man. But for me he needs to be played on the right side of midfield. The whole cut inside on your Better foot isn't working for either waggle or McKay and garner is great at placing himself in the box for a cross so I don't get why we insist on this strategy. I can't remember the last time either managed to cut inside the full back and unleash a shot in to the net
04 Apr 2017 09:43:54
I don't think the draw was a fair reflection when we lost 3players on half time and all of them were defense! Please take this in to consideration before slating them. Halliday was admirable at LB (after all he spent most of his playing career as an LB or LM) and the fact that they didn't concede was a plus when played out of position. A big thanks to FOD for that. We must be realistic here and focus on the positives. My hope is that we will now HaVE to see what young Bates can offer in defense and perhaps Houston as well due to injuries. This could be an interesting run in and we have to follow as always!
28 Mar 2017 12:13:06
The article was total bull. They have tendered a bid but nothing can be done until after June 11 when he turns 16! Pedro is stated as talking with him and how he would be involved with the starting XI next season so there is still a real chance we will keep the lad
23 Mar 2017 07:36:10
We aren't allowed to put him on the bench until he is 16 unless it's a cup match. Burt looked good in the Scotland u19 match even though it was a poor result. Wouldn't mind seeing him step up in next term when hyndman is gone
16 Feb 2017 11:41:43
I don't really know where all of these red bull rumors are coming from. I'm a commercial development manager for Red Bull in the UAE and have several contacts in the commercial division of a senior rank globally and if anything is going on I am 90% certain I would of heard of something internally. Which consequently i have heard that they are actually buying a hungarian team called Ujpest. This club is owned by the same man who owns Charlton Athletic and Charlton would be included in the deal. A quick google search would confirm this as well
12 Apr 2017 21:09:18
I've watched a few of the games and Burt is outstanding near enough every time. In all the games I watched it was Burt who makes the largest impact/ the telling pass or the goal on most occasions for the u20s. Atakayi has only recently hit a decent bit of form but he's rapid and got good feet, started to put on a bit muscle too. another one to watch out for Barjonas
09 Apr 2017 14:51:09
Got to say that Wilson is playing his socks off. Being sandwiched between 2 young lads and he is bossing it for me. Very happy with that! Beerman looked good again vs a very serious threat and Bates held up well. dodoo played very well getting himself about and hopefully replaces Garner as he actually scores and passes too! I actually hate watching Garner now, he's pitiful and not rangers class for me. Miller again showing that hard work and endeavor is what's required. Midfield. I just don't know about them in all honesty, they just don't seem to offer much at all. A wee bit more bite but lacking any cutting edge, although I don't know if that is due to having waggie and Garner. They are completely useless
15 Mar 2017 04:43:03
He is playing on the left of a midfield with Jamie ness sitting in the deep role! Still he is playing my very well and
05 Mar 2017 15:59:02
I'd personally have called Walter as he seems to be around Ibrox a lot recently. He's also been more vocal in the tabloids in recent weeks
05 Mar 2017 10:32:36
Hey TOMUSA - i get your point, although I don't know where you have got the whole 'chip on shoulder' situation. He hasn't been playing well, but he has been playing out of position which has been obvious. Toral is also being deployed in that role right now, but with the mid 3 of Toral, Hyndman (who are 21 and 20 respectively) and the pint sized holt, We would be overrun in a heartbeat and kenny would be spending most of his time in the mid trying to dig in and help out. Halliday offers a little more bite and can offer a 'little' more experience in the middle of the park.