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14 Nov 2016 14:08:23
Would most fans be happy with just loan deals in the January window?

The most ITK Twitter/ forum poster already said Kristian Bielik and Chris Willock from Arsenal are targets for January. Thinking Harry Winks and Tom Carroll on loan from Spurs might be options for the centre of the park.

We brought in Forrester, King, O'Halloran and just missed out on Diagouraga last January. At that point we were a team trying to get out of the Championship. Now we're a team trying to get second place for a European place which is essential.

Surely if we could have had as much as four players joining last Janauary, that should be the bare minimum for this window.

Thorn76

1.) 14 Nov 2016 16:22:28
We already have players who have not had the time, or sometimes the opportunity, to make an impression this seadon so far, including the likes of O'Halloran, so bringing in another four would just confuse and disrupt things even further. Hill is on record for saying that he's just now getting used to what the manager wants him to do, Rossiter and Crooks have hardly featured for one reason or another, so I would suggest all this 'gelling' and 'planning' is already well behind schedule if it was ever on schedule. I'd go for one middle to front player with some energy and a centre half with some defensive skills and leave it there. If things haven't 'gelled' by the end of the season, or if we haven't 'learned from that' then the manager goes.


2.) 14 Nov 2016 16:28:09
Would prefer loans rather than trust Warbs with money we don't have.


3.) 14 Nov 2016 16:49:01
I wouldn't spend a single penny! For one we don't have it and two we don't need to! Rossiter crooks senderos should be like new signings! i'd take a creative player and a goal poacher on loan if possible.


4.) 14 Nov 2016 18:29:49
Find it funny everyone going on about players in Jan when most of you are saying give warburton time to get the team up to speed, surely another 3 or 4 players shall put him further behind getting the the team up to speed?


5.) 14 Nov 2016 22:04:41
If he brings in more players it gives him the 'gelling' excuse for the rest of the season!


6.) 15 Nov 2016 12:50:36
I think all we need is a defender and for the players we have to up their game and for the injury prone guys to get better and have a run of games but a defender is a must. the centre halfs we have the now just don't cut it .
we need sum1 with pace.


 

 

28 Sep 2016 11:29:02
Starting to recall some of the players we were heavily linked with in the summer or previously and we missed out on, or didn't sign for whatever reason.

Defence - Curtis Nelson/ Dom Ball/ Adrian Mariappa/ Bernardo Espinoza/ Joleon Lescott.

Midfield - Harry Winks/ Conor Hourihane/ Eunan O'Kane/ Gwion Edwards/ Toumani Diagouraga.

Forward - Tammy Abraham/ Jason Cummings.

There's obviously a few more forwards we were linked with but just can't think of any names. Also linked with the young GK Daniel Bentley before Gilks joined.

What positions are priority come January. CB, LW/ RW, or CM?

Thorn76

1.) 28 Sep 2016 12:24:56
A Manager?


2.) 28 Sep 2016 12:54:47
You forgot RVP mate.


3.) 28 Sep 2016 12:57:31
naw no a manager.

defo c/ b's plural and we should try get some money for Kiernan. not that we will get a lot .


4.) 28 Sep 2016 15:00:00
Out of that defence i'd have taken Nelson and Mariappa. The midfield Winks on loan and Hourihane. Forward has to be Abraham.

Don't know if the players mentioned will be targets come January.


5.) 28 Sep 2016 15:03:56
But yeah I'd love to see McLeish, Billy Davies, Derek McInnes or any of the many genius managers mentioned replace one of our most promising managers in decades.

All because of defeats to the team's that finished first and second last year.

And that Aberdeen game wasn't a defeat. That free kick award was the worst decision so far this season.


6.) 28 Sep 2016 16:20:45
It was still a defeat tho thorn mate and were not winning games how long does a club our size accept that we can't win, I think more than anything else for me it's his stubbornness to change from his plan A when it's clearly not working, it did look promising beginning of last season your right about that but we're going back the way rapidly I struggle to comprehend why people can't see that it's good to be supportive but there must come a point we see the obvious.


7.) 28 Sep 2016 18:18:58
Thorn76, when your tem scores 1 and the other team score 2: that is a defeat mate. Honestly, 2 is a higher number than 1 lol HH.


8.) 28 Sep 2016 18:59:43
Nice 1 Bob. 54 is also higher than 47.


9.) 28 Sep 2016 23:05:39
Throw in kouli toure and dembele. think we definitely missed a trick with those 2. they're both playing well at celtic. instead we got hill and dodo, enough said.


10.) 29 Sep 2016 13:47:04
With Dembele we definitely missed a trick
With the money spent on garner could have been
Used on our defence.


11.) 29 Sep 2016 14:43:23
Thorn76 exactly mate, mw and his backroom staff are restructuring our club, from the youngster right through to the first team, and like yourself i can't understand the critisers at our club, the older supporters among our own can see what the club are trying to do, we knew this wouldn't happen over night, it will take a season our two, but when it all comes together we will see a very good dominent side, that's probably the reason other teams support are trying to sllaughter mw, they realise once we get there we will dominate scotish foorball for a long long time, again, we are the people and others know it, i smell the fear.


12.) 29 Sep 2016 16:13:28
big john your right to an extent mate but one two points mate ;
warbs didn't sort out the defence which was the weakest part of our team ?

warbs doesn't know how to adapt (change formation ) when required ?

other than that he has made some good signings and couple of bad ones but mostly good .

I don't understand one thing though as good as the attacking football is and I love it when it works, why can't an attacking minded team play in a different formation which aswell as being attack minded also gives our terrible defence some much much needed cover.
I just don't get why he can't see that!


13.) 02 Oct 2016 14:33:57
davie1980, you shouldn't knock players till they have had a run in the team, I for one thinks Dodoo will be a very good addition .


14.) 02 Oct 2016 15:15:27
Davie1980, you would never of got Dembele or Toure. CL football and Brendan Rodgers were key factors.


 

 

04 Jul 2016 20:49:51
On another site there was a post from someone who is usually rather reliable, saying words to the effect that, if it's the boy I'm told it is we'll be in really good shape, that's for sure.

Sounds so intriguing. Expecting any breaking rumour tonight or in tomorrow's papers, anyone have a clue?

Thorn76

1.) 04 Jul 2016 21:05:54
Lafferty!
Sorry boys, I couldn't resist it.


2.) 04 Jul 2016 21:15:46
Just usual rumour probably.


3.) 04 Jul 2016 21:21:43
Ok Thorn so if nothing comes out tonight or tomorrow, we can say at least your talking rubbish, very vague rumour. No name or anything. At least say the name, because you say you have been told? If you read it back, nothing will come out this evening, definitely nothing tomorrow, it may start end of week.


4.) 04 Jul 2016 22:07:36
No offence Thorn but a deal isn't going to hinge on you keeping it to yourself. The point of the site is to post and comment on rumours, we know we are looking for a striker so let's get the names out for discussion.


5.) 04 Jul 2016 22:11:28
Jay! I think he is quoting the post and asking if anyone knows who it is as he doesn't.


6.) 04 Jul 2016 22:17:30
gblue85 agree.


7.) 04 Jul 2016 22:43:36
Thorne was quoting someone else.


8.) 04 Jul 2016 23:03:07
Albertz, that's what I meant, sorry I wasn't clear guys.

Just quoting a post from another site. Excuse me for the mix up.


9.) 04 Jul 2016 23:18:08
Thorn I really really hope the guy is right bud.


10.) 05 Jul 2016 06:32:10
This Lafferty rumour has to stop! Why if he's coming has more info not been provided from other media sources than Goss! I really hope the guy stays gone.


11.) 05 Jul 2016 11:49:13
JD90 I hope he is right to the man with no name sounds amazing, just what we need! lmao.


12.) 05 Jul 2016 13:40:22
Man needs a name!

Sorry GOT reference.


 

 

17 Jun 2016 16:19:35
Heard somewhere that Clint Hill turned down the Port Vale manager's job to come.

Anyone know if this is true?

Thorn76

1.) 17 Jun 2016 17:04:44
It's true, he was offered a fistful o dollars but turned it down, it was a case of every which way but loose. Think it made his day though.


2.) 17 Jun 2016 17:49:09
Stuzo, he was offered a few dollars more to sign. 😉.


3.) 17 Jun 2016 18:00:02
Port Vale? that's my dad's team lol.


4.) 17 Jun 2016 18:03:18
He has to ask himself one question, does he feel lucky?

Sure he's mentioned he's lucky to be here already.

He's certainly been In the Line of Fire on Rangers forums and fan pages the last few days.

Let's hope he makes a Sudden Impact.

Let's hope Warburton isn't going to be Unforgiven for signing Clint.

So on and so forth.


5.) 18 Jun 2016 08:12:03
Enough with the film puns already. They are so bad you guys will remain Unforgiven.


6.) 18 Jun 2016 08:51:35
Im sure that throughout the season we will see the good the bad and the ugly sides to his game.


7.) 18 Jun 2016 10:24:28
Some great quips guys, canni wait to get started now, in Warbs we trust, some may wonder, client hill, HF, but I recon its sound bit o business, bring Kiernan and Wilson on a bundle I recon, Barton in front o then, and krankjar in the middle, ohhh yeah, it going to be great all we need is Clive up front going ape and we will be sorted.


 

 

07 Jun 2016 20:05:30
Anyone have any sort of ideas who the 2 strikers are who are in talks with the club. They haven't been rumoured in the media.

That means no Adi, no Bradshaw and no Stewart etc.

If it's the same pool we got Waghorn from, could it be someone from the top of the English 1st division.

Few of the goalscorers in that league have been linked with Winall, Sharp, Bradshaw, Armstrong etc.

How about Lee Gregory of Millwall.

Thorn76

1.) 08 Jun 2016 06:44:53
If we're going to be buying players in the £400,000-£500,000 range then Lee Gregory (Millwall) or Jay Simpson (Layton Orient) could be decent buys. Simpson can play CF, RW, LW, so might be the better option. Any thoughts guys.


2.) 08 Jun 2016 08:57:49
Robin van persie.


 

 

 

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26 Feb 2017 20:48:45
Don't really understand the remit of a DOF, but could someone explain the difference between Frank McParlands job and that of a DOF?

FMcP was known as Head Scout, Head of Recruitment.

I'm sure a DOF would have a lot more to do but it's new for our club.

I'm not sure if DOF was Advocaats official title when Eck came in.

Thorn76

1.) 27 Feb 2017 00:11:54
Mcparkland a scout lol. if u don't know diffrence keep your head in the sand lol


 

 

04 Feb 2017 18:32:39
Could you imagine the reaction of Bears fans if this team was sitting fifth or six in the league ATM.

Amazing the reaction after two poor results, given the fact for that most of this season we've been second, admittedly competing tooth and nail with Aberdeen. But second nonetheless.

The way the team capitulated against Hearts in the two games at Tyncastle was completely unacceptable, and the way some ndividuals sold the shirt against Celtic at Parkhead was beyond a joke, but three 90 mins in the season is a necessary evil for where we have to be.

Cannot 100% cannot turn into 90s era Celtic, changing managers left right and centre. Absolutely must stick to our guns no matter how tough the last few months of this season gets.

Comfortably second and Scraping second, not much difference between two if you're being pragmatic.

We'd honestly be willing to shove MW out the door because of one abysmal transfer window.
All your favourite managers have had transfer windows where signings completed didn't work out but MW has signed Toral and Hyndman in January and both have added significantly already. Hyndman more so of course.

For those who say what's MW done to deserve credit. He stablised the club last year and his brand or style of football was a winning style throughout most of last season.

This fan is willing to give MW and his team a little more time, until the end of the season to get that winning mentality back. Not jumping on that sack MW band wagon just yet.

Thorn76

1.) 04 Feb 2017 19:01:12
Constantly torn between this exact viewpoint and the fear that accepting second best becomes habitual.


2.) 04 Feb 2017 19:01:19
Its deeper than that thorn! Its signing too many similar style midfield players, signing garner and then using him on point of our attack when its clear to anyone he needs a partner as a front two! Its raving about capturing the signing of dodoo and not playing him when we can't score goals its a lack of fitness in some players and the same mistakes that could be coached out of their game! Its sticking with the same guys and tactics regardless of opposition its getting hung up on balancing the CBS ie wilson and hill both favour the left hand side of the pairing so they rarely play in same team! Its crooks going on loan after one start out of position its his team looking out of ideas and without a leader when they lose a goal! Its the fact I can't actually remember the last time I was impressed with the teams performance win lose or draw and the fact that we get bullied all over the pitch most weeks! Everyone can see the man is struggling he doesn't like the way the media work in this country and he's struggling to take criticism! he's a good guy with good ideas about promoting the game and imo his future in football lies in developing at grass roots level, definitely not at a club like ours where expectations are so high


3.) 04 Feb 2017 19:03:30
If mw had played same team as wed fair enough but he dropped the players that we all wanted dropped and yet the people that were shouting for the changes he made to team have still got the knives out. i'm not happy we dropped more points but mw has been accused of being too stubborn to change yet when he does what all the champ managers on here want you're still not happy.


4.) 04 Feb 2017 19:24:59
1st time post. I think the Rangers job just now would challenge the best managers in world football.
Very difficult to accept 2nd and current results but remember we have just had 2 seasons in championship. Celtic have a settled team. To finish 2nd would be the 1st part of step to challenging Celtic next season. I think we all need to be realistic.


5.) 04 Feb 2017 19:36:00
Thorn

Maybe it's escaped your notice but Warburton has failed to beat Ross County 3 times, St Johnstone twice and Hamilton at home. They are hardly the cream of Scottish football and I think you might find we have a budget that's probably 10 times what they do. 12 wins out of 24 in a second rate league. The worst goal difference of all the top 4 sides with no real strikers or centre halves. Maybe that's ok for you but some of us expect a lot better and recognise that this manager isn't the answer


6.) 04 Feb 2017 19:42:33
True but some results and displays have been unacceptable, the kind of dross results v teams we should be beating and this has constantly haunted Rangers through history. We're surprised but not surprised by these results.
We knew we wouldn't catch Celtic and would have struggles v Aberdeen and Hearts but a large batch of the results have been disappointing.


7.) 04 Feb 2017 18:52:28
"both added significantly already" by beating Motherwell, getting skelped of Hearts and drawing with Ross County at home!? Please define significantly


8.) 04 Feb 2017 19:51:13
Ger4life comedy gold mate u just keep giving lol. You say be realistic then say challenge celtic next season. Cudnt make it up.
You will lose Hyndman/ Toral at end of season, Miller, Hill will be a year older you will have no money for players except loans and frees yet u will challenge us.
Have u forgot the money we have and will be spent on better players, yet your manager can't get 1 decent player to improve your team.
Your top goalscorer is on 6 goals and he 37, as for the line manager could improve us, what total nonsense.
BR has come in and totally transformed us with practically the same players.


9.) 04 Feb 2017 19:52:27
Joscro

You know it's only been in the last 2-3 months where people have been coming on here and saying they knew we weren't going to challenge Celtic. Quite a few just before the season began we giving it large about us being back in the league and giving them a challenge. The manager is also quoted as saying 2nd is nowhere for Rangers but he seems to have changed his tune too


10.) 04 Feb 2017 19:57:31
Sorry guys . I have stuck by him until now . Bottom line in no improvement. No improvement. No improvement. Its getting worse . We have kept our heads just above water but now drowning fast . Time for change the sooner the better . If i could see some light, then i would stick by him but there's not . Its not gona change .


11.) 04 Feb 2017 20:15:48
Bmf: I agree, it comes to a point with every manager at some point, do you stick or twist, how long can you hold off, that's the question.


12.) 04 Feb 2017 20:51:54
Stewie.

I agree with your post and what you say certainly hasn't escaped my notice. The three games against Ross County cost us six points and we should be winning every game at Ibrox in style, but St Johnstone are a decent outfit under Tommy Wright and Hamilton at home, we finished that game with 10 players on the pitch because of the Waghorn injury.

But let's be honest here, it's our first season back, were up against the cup final aspect when teams visit our ground and we've played a large chunk of this season with a team that was assembled to win Scotland's second tier.

Budget is important, no one argues with this, but when you consider this is a first year back, first year in the top flight playing for Rangers for most if not all of the starting line up, apart from Wilson, Miller, Wallace, and the manager isn't used to managing a team in a competitive division where there expected to finish a strong second, get Europe and have every team gunning for your throat, it'll take time to get used to.

Whether we like to believe it or not, Hearts, St Johnstone and Aberdeen are decent teams and finishing second ahead of this group would be one heck of an achievement given where the team was when MW took over.


13.) 04 Feb 2017 21:01:54
Jaws, yes he changed a couple of personnel today, then ruined what might have been a good move by pulling our most exciting attacking midfielder back to play as a defensive midfielder. Anybody who isn't blind would have dropped Halliday and Kiernan (but maybe not Waghorn) but they would never have made the massive blunder of moving Hyndman back.

That sums up everything that's wrong with Warburton, his poor tactical decisions, lack of ability (Or stubborness) to change things round, predetermined substitutions (like a kid on Champ Manager, the thing you accuse your fellow fans of being), his lack of either motivation or inspiration. He needs to be removed and soon or we will struggle for third place here.


14.) 04 Feb 2017 22:11:13
There are no decent teams in this league, It's not even 2nd rate! In Europe our teams gave been beaten by teams from Gibraltar and Malta! Decent teams! lol do me a favour mate


 

 

03 Dec 2016 18:51:44
Take a bow Rob Keirnan and Clint Hill.

What a performance. Clint Hill has had more impact on the defence in less than half a season than Sir David of Weir and Mark Warburton have had in over a year.

Imagine we had written him off after a friendly against Burnley and Andre Gray.

Immense today, both players.

Thorn76

1.) 04 Dec 2016 11:45:13
Great 3 points fellow bears - delighted for hodson huge game not played much but the lad is a proper defender and stood up well especially after an early card

I still think tav has something to offer us playing further forward as he has pace and carries the ball with the insurance of hodson behind him. hill was also good and organises the defence. garner worked his socks off think dodoo possibly better as an impact sub. would love to see rossiter in there as a disciplined holding mid.

we must show that desire and application every week now.


 

 

02 Dec 2016 19:44:55
Has anyone really seen any fraction of a performance this season that suggests we could pull off a win tomorrow?

Don't want to be negative but, a good half here and there against the likes of Dundee and Kilmarnock is not enough for our fans. No fear whenever I'm on the road to Ibrox, but as usual the second the whistle goes it's nerve racking.

And with good reason. The team has shown next to nothing for the majority with glimpses of decent quality from Windass and Dodoo. TBF that's about it from the new lads, whereas Forrester has shown it in parts as well.

No one has been consistent enough this season and hopefully tomorrow a few players will actually show up.

Thorn76

1.) 02 Dec 2016 20:24:42
No. We have no physicality. Every team I have seen we have played is head and shoulders above us. Much stronger and bigger as a whole.


2.) 02 Dec 2016 20:50:12
The teams we've beat this season are top Championship teams at best.

Tomorrow is a chance to rectify the shamobloic record against teams in and around us.

I'd go for 2-1 since I'll always bet on my team. Think it'll go the same way St Johnstone did. They score first, we get into gear for the last five minutes of the half and equalise.
Don't show up until the last 10 minutes of the 90 and scrape a winner.


3.) 02 Dec 2016 22:03:41
Warburton has not grasped the Scottish style of football. I'm really surprised about our assistants lack of input. We do not have Barcelona type players to play the keep ball possession game. Warburton is out his depth in the premiership. For me he has had plenty of time and now his time has ran out!


4.) 03 Dec 2016 09:45:24
I don't think it's impossible that we could beat Aberdeen as they have been very poor in a lot of games this season. Think it's a 50/ 50 game which could either be a great game or an awful one. However it's great to have the fixture back at Ibrox.


5.) 03 Dec 2016 14:34:48
We will be in top six, between 3rd and 6th, and will be for next 3 to 4 seasons if we don't go into admin first that is. farce and we the fans allow it.


 

 

08 Nov 2016 15:58:09
Can fans explain why they want MW out the door before he's even had 6 months in the Scottish top flight?

Is it just so the formation gets changed from 4-3-3 to your personal favoured formation?

Would be an absolute ridiculous reason to give someone the boot. "He doesn't know how to change a game", "Doesn't make the right subs", "Too stubborn to change". Can understand these issues but is it enough to run the guy out the door considering its the most one sided the Scottish league has ever been whilst we've been in the top flight.

It's frustrating to draw to ST J at home and draw with RC away and the performances in both weren't of a great standard. It's our first season back and considering an entire first choice midfield has been injured or otherwise, maybe the fans and the club's goals should be reassessed.

Fans who say "What's he done to deserve the backing". Seriously?

They should look beyond their own stubbornness and think about that for themselves. It's in the club's best interest to keep the best man for the job.

Thorn76

1.) 08 Nov 2016 16:22:01
What has he done? Serious question.


2.) 08 Nov 2016 17:21:31
How can you say he's the best man for the job? His record since semi last year is appaling! Were lucky hibs blew up as we stumbled over finish line, chucked away a cup final because we can't defend set pieces, we've made our worst start to a season in 30 odd year! His signings have been terrible or what's not required I. e too many midfielders when a blind man could see we needed 2 good cb and a quick prolific striker which we would have got for garner transfer fee. What in your opinion qualifies him as best man for job?


3.) 08 Nov 2016 17:59:10
His record is terrible he has the biggest budget outside them but his signings have been terrible the football is boring to watch the ball goes backwards sideways anyway but forward his system doesn't work team now press us high up the park and we can't deal with it trying to play it out from the back we give away possession and are under pressure we have a lot of possession but do nothing with it the RC keeper had not one save to make in the second half on Sun but we could have lost a couple in last ten mins so Thom 76 if you think he is the man you can't be watching the same game as me.


4.) 08 Nov 2016 18:10:57
As someone previously said what has he actually done? Won a 2nd rate league with a budget that dwarfed everyone else in the league, There was a bigger budget difference between us and the rest of the league than there is between us and Celtic and they are miles ahead of us already.


5.) 08 Nov 2016 18:34:51
That's the thing Biffo, it was a genuine question from me. The continued response to those Rangers fans questioning him is 'how well he has done', or 'how much he has achieved before now'. I genuinely don't know what it is they are referring to.

I see that whilst two people disagree with the question, they have no actual retort. That speaks volumes.


6.) 08 Nov 2016 18:43:47
See we're back on our regular tack of Warburton bashing on every available post, eh Biffo. Nobody is saying you're not entitled to your opinion but I for one am still waiting for an answer to my question of last night. If he is not the answer, who realistically is and why? Whoever it is will likely have little money for new players given we will be paying Barton off and would have to pay MW and probably big Davie if they were sacked. So whoever it is would be working with the same group of under performing, inconsistent players. So still like to hear your alternative, Biffo.


7.) 08 Nov 2016 18:56:11
But also Liverpool ger, none of you will answer. What in your opinion makes you think he is the right man? Considering all results up to now? I answered why I think he is not the right man, now I'd like to know from you why u think he is the man to take us forward?


8.) 08 Nov 2016 19:45:08
He's not just the right man to take us forward, he's the only man.

Folk arguing he shouldn't get more time are the exact folk greeting there eyes out when there were rumblings at the start of pre season he might be for the off, because of what happened after the cup final.

He's should stay at the club for the foreseeable future because he's built a competitive squad from scratch, won us a seriously competitive championship, got us to a cup final, beaten the top team in the country in a SF, added a decent blend of youth and experience, has been ambitious in the signings he's made and because it's only been 12 games in. Most would have been delighted with second at the start of the season and we are one point off of that position just now.

Some fans have to grow up.


9.) 08 Nov 2016 19:46:05
Liverpool Ger argument is all about who else could we get. That speaks volumes for the job he is doing he can't come on and say he has done this or that but rather he wants him to stay in the job as there are no alternatives. The results and performances are terrible, Warburton has failed to get 2 decent centre halves and we keep losing the same goals. The players aren't fit enough with some namely McKay and Waghorn looking uninterested and contributing next to nothing.


10.) 08 Nov 2016 20:20:34
Thorn76

Who were the people who were greeting their eyes out as you put it when they thought he might be away in the summer? As for being competitive yeah they are against the Ross Counties and Kilmarnocks however given the budget at his disposal I would expect better. Won a seriously competitive league lol. We won a 2nd rate league. Kilmarnock who were woeful last year brushed aside Falkirk comfortably in the play offs.


11.) 08 Nov 2016 20:24:00
Big blue ayr, if you've read my recent posts I don't know if he is the right man in the long term but am willing to give him the season to try and prove it. Yet again thoughI'll say if he isn't how the club deals with the fall-out of his sacking (financially) is a real factor and I note neither you nor Biffo have come up with any realistic, viable alternative who would do any better. If you can't I would say you're stuck with MW and like me hoping and praying that he will defy your expectations and manage us through to a reasonable 2nd place at the end of the season even if that doesn't seem that likely right now.


12.) 08 Nov 2016 20:41:15
So what people are saying then is, this is just a statistics game and because we have a bigger wage budget and transfer budget, "dwarfs anyone else in the league apart from Celtic", we should be beating every team in the league by fours and fives because our budget is four and five times theres.

Really? We had a torrid time getting back to the top league. We have a manager every single Rangers fan to a man last season, claimed him to be the next big thing, England manager in the future, every job linked with down south and so on.

The teams in this league may not have our budget but what they do have is experience of this league. None of our regular 11 at season start, apart from Miller and Wallace even played in this league before.

As for who was greeting there eyes out. Believe me, had MW left at the start of the season, Gers fans wouldn't have known what to do with themselves and thought the club had made a huge mistake in letting him go. What a difference a day makes eh?


13.) 08 Nov 2016 20:46:03
Saying that the Championship wasn't competitive is just bizzare.

Hibs won the Scottish Cup Final and finished third in the championship.


14.) 08 Nov 2016 22:27:52
Thorn76

The league also contained Alloa, Dumbarton, Livingston, Cowdenbeath and Morton hardly the cream of Scottish football. Any team can reach a cup final seem to remember Millwall getting there a few years ago. To try and say the 2nd tier of Scottish football is competitive is laughable. The top league in Scotland is considered a back water so the 2nd tier is even worse.


15.) 09 Nov 2016 01:30:34
The cup final, and beating Celtic in the semi-final, has been massively blown out of proportion.

For example, Celtic were beaten in the league cup semi-final that same year by Ross County.

The only difference is they went on to win their final against Hibs.


16.) 09 Nov 2016 01:30:34
The cup final, and beating Celtic in the semi-final, has been massively blown out of proportion.

For example, Celtic were beaten in the league cup semi-final that same year by Ross County.

The only difference is they went on to win their final against Hibs.


17.) 09 Nov 2016 18:12:14
Well common bigblue ayr, let's have it, who's the best man for the rangers manager's job? I'm sick saying this, judge warbs at the end of the season (may), the season doesn't finish in november and never has done. Honestly get a grip and give warbs the full season. Some of our own supporters are really unbelievable! It's going to take time, look where we've been for 4 years!


18.) 09 Nov 2016 21:38:25
Liverpool Ger, honestly mate you'd be as well talking to the wall than those 2 (bigblue ayr and biffo) . Negative to describe these 2 is a total understatement! They ask other posters for alternatives ie. what has warbs done but like yourself mate when you ask them who they'd want to be the rangers manager they come up with nowt!


 

 

 

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13 Mar 2017 23:49:42
Would 100% rule out Neil McCann.

The main reason being, like most ex Rangers players/ "legends", he's criticised the managerial appointment.

Wouldn't be surprised or disappointed to see someone like John Brown get the job, as the manager's "local assistant" . No idea what he thinks of the appointment of Caixinha, but it's obvious Rangers runs through the man's veins.

Most seem to be against Barry Ferguson, and I really don't think Pedro Caixinha is likely to go down the pundit, gossip column, tv analyst route like most are anticipating.

That's what you'd get with Rae, Ferguson, McCann etc.

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05 Mar 2017 21:16:54
What are the odds of Graeme Murty becoming assistant to Pedro Caixinha and Kenny Miller replacing Murty as boss of the under 20's?

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06 Jan 2017 18:51:16
We had the same discussions in the summer window, the January window before that and it'll be the same come the summer.

Where's the money, we haven't got the money, then days later we spend 1.8 million on a centre forward when most thought, had Waghorn not been injured in the first game we didn't even need any more strikers.

The players that are considered favourites by the manager, will up their game when the club gets in a couple of decent quality players on loan, (with a view to permanent deals) .

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06 Jan 2017 14:50:24
He'll get at least one more after Toral, that's a guarantee.

He wants at least two, he'll get at least two. Barton wages for one thing and even had Barton worked out and stayed, odds would've been strong we'd still have money to bring in a coupe of loan players and/ or pre contracts.

These type of stories pop up every window in regards to the club's finances. Like everything else, it's pointless paper talk, it's discussed for a while by the fans and then forgotten come the end of the window, when we'll likely have about three new signings through the door.

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27 Dec 2016 14:24:57
January is only a few days away.

Hence the start of stories linking the club with every former Liverpool youth player or former Brentford player who may be available on loan.

We were told all the targets were European and that they were plying their trade in Europe.

You'd think if the papers were given that hint and the manager stated this publicly, then it would stop them linking us with whatever young attacking midfield/ wing player in England they can think of from one week to the next.

But no they'll still go on their merry way linking us with targets they conjured up in previous Windows.

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17 Mar 2017 12:01:02
The new managers requirements for the role were.

Someone who is familiar with the club, has a history with the club, and ideally you'd think would be considered a legend.

Someone who knows what to expect from the opposition. What to expect when going to opposition grounds etc.

Why not just move Jim Stewart in to that role.

He fits into all the requirements the manager laid out.

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03 Mar 2017 22:10:37
No one's convinced mate.

But that's what's so intriguing don't you think?

Really can't be underwhelmed, like most would be if we appointed the likes of Tommy Wright, Alex McLeish.

Can't get too excited, like most would be with Frank De Boer, Gary Monk.

It's the perfect middle. His appointment paired with Ross Wilson as DOF should be interesting.

Personally on a scale of 1-10 in terms of excitement and anticipation, I'm on about an 8.

He's managed in a few different countries, that would give him a decent knowledge of players who most would say are more in our price brackets, as opposed to the previous regimes knowledge of England's 2nd and 3rd tier.

Plus, instead of loan deals from Wenger and Pochettino, we'll get deals from Jose and Man Utd.

It's a win, win in all departments as far as I'm concerned.

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28 Feb 2017 16:09:45
Interesting points coming from two Second choice goalkeepers.

Only way they get their name in the paper is by making comments about the biggest club they'll ever play for.

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27 Feb 2017 14:09:29
People keep taking about GM and his coaching career being damaged with this short spell in charge'

The guy himself has went on record at a recent PC to state that he doesn't even know if he wants a future as a coach and that he might rather stick to behind the scenes work in developing youth.

How could this career as a youth coach be harmed with a short period in charge of a club as massive as ours?

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26 Feb 2017 20:41:16
Seem to recall Davie Weir being one of the top five names mentioned before MW came in.

The bookies just have to fill their lists of names. They haven't got the foggiest, just like the rest of us.

They've had Eck, Davies, Mcciness and Wright as the frontrunners since MW left. What imaginations.

However, there is no way Barry Ferguson will be manager of Rangers. Not now, not ever.

Thankfully.

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