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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.
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?
1.) 28 Sep 2016 12:24:56
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?
1.) 04 Jul 2016 21:05:54
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
06 Nov 2016 17:46:42
This might be a mute point in all of this but going to make it anyway.
Anyone else surprised how we haven't actually put in a decent 90 minutes in this league since kick off at Ibrox against Hamilton?
Getting a little repetitive from MW. What he said afterwards today was "Poor second half again".
Like the guy as we all do but, does he think he is proving his worth with a few good first half performances over a period of 12 games?
1.) 06 Nov 2016 18:40:25
I think the bread man is going stale.
2.) 06 Nov 2016 19:15:54
Mcc the knife - Aye. Bread Man Walking if things keep up like this.
3.) 06 Nov 2016 20:28:53
The manager has been found out and it's little wonder Brentford got rid of him. We have an average side with some very ordinary well paid players. The sad thing is that some people on here seem to be happy with the utter dross Warburton is serving up.
25 Oct 2016 16:47:57
If it were anyone else other than the other side that beat us 1-0 in a League Cup SF there'd be no where near the hysterics that are going on now.
Had we got Aberdeen in the SF and been outplayed like we were against Celtic and beaten 1-0 there'd be no where near the reaction there is now.
If we were outplayed by the team that finished second last season then there is reason to worry but we weren't. We outplayed them at Pittodrie and lost to a criminal free kick decision.
Celtic have had time to build on the squad they had when we were demoted, whilst playing in Europe. We've had time to build from nothing in the Scottish lower leagues. Warburton is a breath of fresh air. Let's not pollute that air by bringing in McLeish or McCiness or any of the other saviors that are being mentioned.
1.) 25 Oct 2016 17:33:28
Think there would have been.
2.) 25 Oct 2016 17:40:36
I agree, yes big eck and sir walter are/ were quality, but just remember they had money to spend on players, if you gave warbs the same kind of funding they both had i guaruntee we would have some team right now, players with ability etc to fit in with the playing style, i just wish king would even just hand over some decent money, and no i don't want debt etc but some kind of some that gives warbs a bit of choice in who he can sign.
3.) 25 Oct 2016 17:51:27
Can you explain exactly what Warburton has done?
4.) 25 Oct 2016 17:30:17
If we played like we did at pittodrie i'd be a happy bear but we didn't we couldn't string two passes together and we were dying on our feet from 50 min mark! i'm not overreacting and calling for heads to roll but the points that I made are the most basic of footballing attributes and warburton has to address this, the buck stops with him! Maybe he has to look at his coaches as we seem to be well of the pace and were still struggling with constant injury problems!
5.) 25 Oct 2016 18:59:19
Daz, he's wasted millions this year, we've spent almost as much on transfer fees as celtic this summer that's a fact mate! And thorn a breath of fresh air how did u work that out were terrible to watch this season there's been no improvement this year if u think there has been can u explain your reasoning?
6.) 25 Oct 2016 19:04:02
I wouldn't trust Warburton with a transfer war chest as his big signings have been poor.
7.) 25 Oct 2016 20:14:28
See out of all warburton's big signings as you put it not working out 'thus far', when we signed these players the majority of supporters on here were raving about them and really happy we had signed them. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and any transfer in any football walk of life is a gamble. Manager's all over get signings right and signings wrong, 'FACT'!
8.) 25 Oct 2016 20:37:25
Some people were raving about them but just because the majority rated them, does not make the majority correct. This is known as argumentum ad populum.
Anyway, at the time we signed Garner, I pointed out that his goal scoring record was terrible in the Championship and for that reason I was not that excited about him.
With regards MOH I knew he was a terrible footballer and not suited to Rangers style of play. He has poor ball retention, poor passing, mediocre finishing and poor control. The only attribute he has that I like is pace but this is not enough for me.
9.) 25 Oct 2016 22:49:47
I have said that I felt it was a mistake not to sign players with Scottish Premiership experience. I thought it was a no brainier to get players in who had played in the league. Players like Stewart, Hemmings and Murray Davidson should have been signed instead of the Garners and the injury prone Rossiter. Stewart and Hemmings would have cost less than Garner and we would have gotten to proven Premiership players. Also thought it was a mistake not to try and get a goal scorer instead he has 4 strikers who don't score a lot of goals.
10.) 26 Oct 2016 06:42:18
We went down that road with guys like daly, black, sandaza, law, templeton etc and they were all hopeless.
11.) 26 Oct 2016 08:49:27
Daly and Black were done when we bought them. Sandals and Law weren't players that did that well in the Premiership and Templeton was injury prone. Are you seriously telling me that they were all better players than Stewart, Hemings and Davidson? These are all players who excelled in the top league.
12.) 26 Oct 2016 14:27:22
Biffo, dean sheils was shortlisted for player of the year before he came to us and sandaza was scoring goals at st Johnstone. haven't heard much abt hemmings and stewart since they left and anyways playing for a provincional club then coming to Ibrox is to big a jump for some spl players and hemmings was here before and was hopeless.
13.) 26 Oct 2016 14:30:17
U say black and daly were done? Black was a scottish cup winner and daly was a ball hair away from a hat trick against that mob in the semis of the scottish cup and temp had just scored at anfield so they wer hardly finished mate just not good enuf to make the transition to a massive club.
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) .
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.
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.
19 Dec 2016 14:11:46
Was he not one of his top players at Brentford?
Jota and Pritchard were outstanding for that team.
If we can get Jota in along with Solanke who's been mentioned as well it will be a great January.
Rossiter and Windass coming back in when they're fully up to speed will make the squad stronger.
Poyet was mentioned from ITK poster as well recently. Poyet, Jota and Solanke. All players better than most in the league.
14 Dec 2016 10:55:17
It has worked out really well for all the forgotten, talented young Scottish players who departed a Scottish club to make it down south.
But seriously, how on earth do teams go for players when they're that age. Trying to unearth the next big thing for peanuts when money certainly is no object for any team in England's top flight.
How can you tell if a player at his age is going to go on and make it at even 20, 21, 22. It's impossible to predict what goes on in that time.
17 Jan 2017 15:19:22
Think the reason we got him TBH was because of the worry about niggling injuries.
In all honesty 8 million or whatever the touted sum was for players going from English to English, is peanuts for any team, especially Tottenham who were after JR.
These are the chances you take at a club like Rangers. If we can get a couple of deals like Rossiter, Dodoo, Windass, Crooks and even lads like Bates and Jordan Thompson every season, then our club will be the better for it.
Added to players who are decent performers like McKay, Wallace, Foderingham, Hodson etc. The club will be solid going forward.
Bring in players with ability and experience like Krajncar and Barton and players we missed out on because of lack of European football like Mariappa and Espinoza, the club will be able to challenge the other side sooner than some fans might think.
17 Jan 2017 14:26:04
Got a feeling that if the club and fans have faith and loyalty in Jordan Rossiter he will repay as ten fold.
Odds were if he had a good/ great first season he'd be ofski at the first opportunity.
Think if we stand by the lad at this period in his career, he will stand by the club and bring us a decent amount of money in a few years time.
This season is a bit of a dead rubber anyway. Those who say a SC run is essential. We get Celtic away between now and the final, we're essential done for.
Second was what we wanted. Second is where we are. Aberdeen have a game in hand but have a feeling we'll be a strong second this year, way behind Them but ahead of the likes of Aberdeen and so on.
11 Jan 2017 14:15:50
Clint Hill has been our best summer recruit.
We have 4 CB. Unless we get one on a pre-contract or Senderos departs. The 4 we have just now will be the 4 that finishes the season.
The defence isn't as big an issue as scoring goals anyway. We need a centre forward ASAP.
09 Jan 2017 18:31:03
Was in the same team as Roberts and Dembele.
That same club who brought in these two tried to buy him before he joined Bournemouth.
So yes, think there's a good chance he'll play in our midfield on a regular basis.
26 Dec 2016 14:44:11
Assuming he's unavailable. Sure it'll be Tavernier in at RB. Hodson at LB. Miller coming into the Tavernier role in midfield.
Similar to the way the team set up against Aberdeen at Ibrox.