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26 Jun 2017 08:55:17
Chris Sutton calling Dave King childish. Man, that guy can't even see the hypocrisy of an article like this comping from him!

Chris you've been banging on about Dunfermline lying down for over ten years now. It's moulded your whole outlook even into punditry. Now your trying to bang the drum of disrespect toward the rest of the SPFL teams. Gees peace and dry your eyes.


1.) 26 Jun 2017 10:24:37
Who cares what Chris Sutton and the rest are saying we they will see the results on the pitch looking forward to this season.


2.) 26 Jun 2017 10:39:00
I think they both put their feet in it too often. King is obviously rabble rousing, but I would prefer the talking to get done on the pitch. You are absolutely spot on about the hypocrisy of that twat Sutton though.


 

 

11 Feb 2017 11:45:04
Warburton mentions yesterday in his pressers that he was down south during the week meeting a coach, about a player he was interested in signing for next season. Makes you wonder if he was he down being interviewed for the Forrest job or not?

Maybe their owner having appointed 5 managers since taking over in 2015 was the one that wasn't willing to pay the 1million compensation to Rangers, should the management team want to move on. This prompted MW to send the agent to RFC board to negotiate the release, if they resigned not prompting personal compensation.

I think the agent working on behalf of MW, DW and FM has made a real hash of these negotiations. Can only hope the board have it in writing or minutes as this could get messy.

For new boss I'd take McLeish with Ferguson as assistant temporarily, assessing it until the end of season. If it works great, if not go for Michael Laudrup.


1.) 11 Feb 2017 12:09:08
@akrus blue - why the hell would M Laudrop come to Rangers? Club in turmoil, no money and unrealistic ambitions from the fans.


2.) 11 Feb 2017 12:18:30
The hull boss only contract till the end of season I'd take him


3.) 11 Feb 2017 12:39:22
UnionJack

It's an aspirational choice granted, however the board is going to have to make money available to the new manager. Whoever that is, is going to have to negotiate the terms and budget involved. Laudrup is currently managing a Quattri team. Plenty money but hardly an aspirational club that going to do anything in Europe.


 

 

27 Sep 2016 00:31:20
Why is it that many fans think that now we're in the top league we should immediately be able to compete and be back to pre 2012 form. A lot of us need to let go of nostalgia abd take a reality and the levels we used to perform to, giving the management team time to get the recipie right. We have a young team and relatively inexperienced when it comes to the speed and intensity of Scottish football. I do agree that we could be more adaptive in our formations and systems to encounter all challenges but it will come good. Changing manager will only further cause more instability at the club and delay our progress. Put it this way it's the same in all walks of life, when we start a new job we are not expected to hit the ground running immediately, we are all given time to adapt and grow. 11 new players in. They need their chance!


1.) 27 Sep 2016 06:33:23
You obviously did not hear Warburton, King and Miller come out and talk about how we had a squad capable of challenging for the league and that we could compete with Celtic.

Perhaps if they had all kept their powder dry then the fans would not have thought we would compete this season.


2.) 27 Sep 2016 07:28:21
Challenge doesn't mean win.


3.) 27 Sep 2016 08:22:09
Do you think we're challenging RossW1995?


4.) 27 Sep 2016 09:19:33
Don't you think, given our budget, we should be able to beat teams like Hamilton, Killie and Ross County?

9 points out of 21 and no win in 4 games in unacceptable!


5.) 27 Sep 2016 10:16:25
I believe Kenny miller said we were better than Celtic and that the aim was to win the league.

Dave king said our objective is to compete for the title this season.

Mark Warburton said rangers have enough quality to challenge Celtic for the title.

It does not matter if you personally believe them, the point I am making is Warburton, King and Miller only have themselves to blame for the fans believing we would be challenging for the title. So don't blame the fans who thought we were going to challenge for the league, blame the people who said we would.


6.) 27 Sep 2016 12:24:54
Boss your correct mate they did say that but let's be honest they are not going to say anything else before a ball was kicked. Season tickets had to be sold mate. Simples.


7.) 27 Sep 2016 12:29:15
what do you want them to say? that we are not good enough? that celtic are far better? that's a sure fire way not to get the players up for it.


8.) 27 Sep 2016 13:31:11
You are out of step with reality in respect of 'New jobs'! When you are headhunted into a Company, (especially one with problems), you are not only expected to hit the road running but in a relatively short space of time you are expected to make a major improvement in the Companies bottom line and then build on that. The same is true when you go into a Company that is in development mode.

In a turnaround situation you have a wide range of objectives from replacing non performers to growing the top line and cutting expenses and you need to get it right first time in terms of targeting who you will keep and who you bring in. (This generally means having a budget for new hires and, in case of need a budget for redundancies) .

If I attempt to draw parallels then in year one the new manager exceeded expectations by winning promotion and getting to a major cup final. The people that he brought in to help him do the job certainly improved the 'business'. So in year two he is expected to build on that but for me that is where the comparison with business ends. In business you bring in a team that you know with some confidence will deliver your business plan objectively for the next 3 to 5 years.

Budgets are already agreed based on financial achievements. Warburton's budget could not be determined by that for two reasons,

(i) there is little financial benefit in the short term in moving to the Scottish Premier Division from the Championship for Rangers, (since they generally secure high Home Gates and the only increase in income in the short term comes from price increases) .

(ii) Warburton did not have the financial support of the Board to build a team to win the Championship that could progress to be in the top 2 or 3 in the Premiership; that, rightly or wrongly had to be deferred until Summer 2016).

Warburton has to be seen as being successful in securing the two Accrington Boys but the fact is that to put a team on the pitch that could challenge Celtic and be confident of a top two finish significant investment was required. This was not forthcoming.

So if you want to draw a comparison with business, having turned the Company round, the guy in charge of operations was not given the budget to take the Company to the next level and as a result it stagnated. In Warburton's case we will never know whether he saw Hill, Barton, Krancjar and Senderos as his preferred choices or even second choices. I suspect it is highly unlikely.

What is more, he has been let down by players that performed to a reasonable level in the lower league but are struggling for whatever reason in the slightly better top league. Personally I have serious doubts about the personnel that the manager has at his disposal including all of the aforementioned, his two centre backs, Wallace, (in respect of his leadership qualities), new acquisitions, Rossiter, Crooks and Windass in terms of their fitness and McKay in terms of his ability to cope with the step up.

Warburton deserves time, assuming that he can get eleven fit players and the funds to bring in the players that he really needed in the summer and that included a leader!


9.) 27 Sep 2016 13:53:19
boss hogg got to agree with cee and lance mate what is it u expected to come out of the mouths of rangers players .
"we would be happy to finish top half of the table this season!

fans would have gone aff their nut .
plus you have got to believe that when u play for a team like rangers or celtic .

if u don't then u don't get a game.


10.) 27 Sep 2016 17:07:15
I totally understand why it was said but my point still stands, if people at the top of our club are saying these thongs publicly, then they need to accept it will raise fans expectations and if they don't deliver they will come under pressure.

Surely it would have been more sensible to say - it is going to be extremely difficult to catch Celtic but we will try our best. But our main aim this season is to consolidate our place in the SPFL and to get back into Europe. By doing this fans wouldn't have felt lied to and our fan's expectations would have been more realistic. Not only that the manager, players and Dave king would be under less pressure right now.


11.) 28 Sep 2016 23:21:00
It is the manager's job to motivate the players and to get the support onside so I can fully understand his comments. It is the Chairman's job to provide the resources to support the Manager. King has been full of hot air for a long time, if anyone is to blame for filling the support with the belief that we would finish top two and would have the players to do so, it was him. For me he is just another David Murray! Full of moonbeams and empty promises. As a Chairman you don't say that you are going to front end load the funds to allow the manager to bring in the quality needed and then end up where your 'Marquee signings are three geriatric freebies!

Warburton can only use the tools he has been given and I doubt that Walter Smith would have done any better with some of the players that we now have at the club.


 

 

23 Sep 2015 08:50:46
Disappointing result last night but maybe everyone should calm down and look at it for a minute.

We were caught out at the back plain and simple. We have enough in defence for the championship but Wilson is being caught out pace wise quite often now. The defence coming up to support the midfield is leaving too much distance for them to cover on the counter attack. A tactic that all teams we play now will now adopt. They have to sit deeper or drop Wilson for Ball.

Anyway, maybe last night had to happen. We were all getting a little carried away with how good we have been. The team has hit a lull over the last few games scoring less and now defeated. These players hadn't tasted defeat until now and possibly its a good thing that they have. They seem like a tight knit group and play for the full 90 mins. Look at the pressure applied in the last half hour last night. let's give them the benefit of the doubt and look at the positives rather than negatives. We are on the way back and better this happened in League Cup rather than Scottish Cup. In Warburton we trust.


1.) 23 Sep 2015 10:30:18
I agree airus blue. As I've said before and others too, there was no way we were going to go throughout the entire season without losing or drawing games. Even in our nine-in-a-row years we lost games! Not getting the chance to see many games as I live on the south coast of England, I had avidly read all the reports in newspapers and comments on here and was looking forward to the game. I was disappointed. St. Johnstone were nothing special though they did win the Scottish Cup last season. The third goal killed any chance of coming back. Had we scored that goal early in the second half then it would have been a different story. I thought that when we went forward we did so quickly and with pace. Outstanding player for me was Waghorn. Defence looks shaky in the middle and don't fancy the goalkeeper. I like Tavernier and Wallace. I'd have played Barrie Mackay from the start and maybe now it is time to give Shiels, Ball, Hardie and Aird a run. No need to panic though - I'd rather be out of the cups and win the league at a canter. Hearts' bubble has burst in the SPL with three straight defeats so they are beginning to find it hard to adjust to the higher level.


2.) 23 Sep 2015 11:15:42
U can't just ignore the negatives of which there were plenty. How many great saves did their keeper make? Face it we were comfortably beaten by an average team. That performance is where we are at the moment and there is still a big gap between us and average premiership sides let alone the Celtics and Aberdeens


3.) 23 Sep 2015 13:12:18
Who said there wasn't negatives...what I am saying is were in a process of becoming the better team that we want to be. It can't happen over night and has only been three months since this team was assembled. We are ahead of plan but have a ways to go yet to be able to compete.


4.) 23 Sep 2015 17:05:54
Alrus, it sounds to me your towing the warburton party line, the way the team is set up is the problem, and I think he didn't show st Johnstone the respect they were due. A well drilled team, and let's face it, are not known for scoring lots of goals.


 

 

16 Sep 2015 13:24:20
So the great unwashed statement is true after all. Lol

Celtic tell fans to wash before going to games


1.) 16 Sep 2015 20:27:16
It's not only the football that stinks under Deila, the fans are in on it also.


2.) 16 Sep 2015 21:15:16
It's a conspiracy so it is - I think it stinks!!


3.) 16 Sep 2015 22:59:11
Typical media not investigating Facts. You will find it's done the rounds all down south taking the Michael out of Dif clubs, fans passing it on & naming the club that has had a complaint Yet typical Banter is taken as the truth pmsl


4.) 17 Sep 2015 08:55:34
Celtic have comfirmed it they sent letters out!so it's not banter it's true. Pmsl


5.) 17 Sep 2015 14:55:41
Ajax to wipe them clean tonight


6.) 17 Sep 2015 20:09:21
Hooly you're another that believes the 'Guff' that pathetic journalists that print just for a reaction to try and punt their papers.


7.) 18 Sep 2015 14:55:19
They would be better checking when we are getting back on exchange etc far more interest in that, than a few smelly people.


8.) 18 Sep 2015 17:22:41
This is not banter or jokes or an advertising gimmick but FACT.

Ask anyone.


9.) 18 Sep 2015 23:54:46
Steffantos my daughters man his brother and father also got them, now in there defence I can say they are a well to do wealth family, house in Lennie bought and paid for years ago, they are immaculate, apart from that i would not allow there relationship if he was bogging, and neither would my daughter, she is a civil servant, that earnes a lot of money, so though I couldn't prevent there relationship, she choose well, they are well matched.


10.) 19 Sep 2015 00:55:30
Maybe they wash with vanish, thus we can never see them at there games, only a suggestion, lol.


11.) 19 Sep 2015 16:03:43
Steffantos if I was you I would use the word guff as seldome as I ever needed to, unless you have a different meaning for the word 'guff' than most people, ie most of you are 'guffing' according you your club.


 

 

 

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23 Jun 2017 13:12:46
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22 Jun 2017 11:55:02
I think it's pretty telling that we signed again with 32Red again for the coming season. We realistically couldn't have went anywhere else due to the last seasons home kits being printed with their logo and now being used for this coming season.
I'm sure they didn't divulge the intention to use the current home kit to 323 Red mind, when negotiating.

I'd have preferred a completely new design myself and consign all things last season to the past. But at least we can buy the new gear again. A huge positive. Truly fantastic job by Mr King and the other board members and I think people should now get off their backs and realise the job the've done. Well done to the fans for sticking to your guns as well throughout the embargo.


 

 

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14 Jun 2017 14:38:38
Just seen this. That blows the Sports Direct sponsorship rumour out of the water then. I thought we may have been finally be done with this merchandising nonscense.


 

 

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07 Jun 2017 12:08:48
Thanks for the clarification ed. So he has signed but it's not fully complete as the registration has not been filed. Smacked arse for me eh Deano. Hardly!


 

 

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07 Jun 2017 06:34:44
That's why Cagliari released a statement prior to Alves thing which said he'd been released. It's not mentioned a fee anywhere apart from in the media. Honestly do some not realise after all this time how transfer window works? I'll guarantee signing announcements are made on or after friday the 9th June.


 

 

 

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07 Jul 2017 10:02:19
Scottish football needs to move to playing summer football with a complete winter shut down. A two week summer shutdown to allow players to refresh. This makes sense weather wise and also would attract more attention and marketing to our game. There is no football in the UK at all. People would watch due to the lack of it. This would enable us to get rid of artificial pitches as well. No idea how to integrate this with the Euro Championships or World Cup. The Scandinavian countries manage it, why can't we?


 

 

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05 Jul 2017 14:58:55
It's in the Scottish Sun and has been on Sky sports. It's apparently about the first scorer having taken a banned substance (asmtha prevention medication) for his previous club.

He was drug tested and found positive for banned substance in May. He has an upcoming hearing regarding it however Niederkorn are adamant that they had permission for the player to play. Even if it's the case we were beaten fair and square. We're not Celtic who seek out any loophole to exploit after being defeated.


 

 

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05 Jul 2017 09:29:32
Not taking away from the fact that this is the worst result in history, we still must keep the faith and wait for the team to gel. I don't feel that the message is being conveyed clearly from the management team to the playing staff. Their seems to be a lot of waffle with very little substance coming Caixinha very similar to the way Warburton used to be. It's very hard to understand what he's on about!

We have four groups of players there now. Scottish and English - Portuguese and Mexican. Due to the language barrier, these both groups of players (language wise) cannot communicate on the field of play (like Miller mentioned last week) . This means that the management team must have to perform two team talks, with the full playing staff not able to cross examine or discuss between them. It's like throwing out two teams in one and expecting them to know how to play with each other intuitively.

Lines of passing seem to be unset and random. This dependancy on full backs does not work for Rangers - this should be abandoned straight away, letting the defence do its job of defending only, midfield holding and pushing forward and going back to playing two strikers. Start with the basics, leave this methodology rubbish out of it until we start putting together wins.

We must improve, we will improve. Dorran's could be exactly what we need to link midfield and attack. Cadoso seems accomplished and comfortable on the ball. Candeias looks to be pacy but is being undermined by Tavernier bombing forward all the time, same goes for Dalcio (who doesn't look very accomplished at all - I'd be holding onto MacKay) with Wallace. Reducing wingers to holding midfielders.

Maybe it's for the best because we were onto some spankings in Europa. Walk before you run. We'll get stronger, we'll gel. Keep the faith.


 

 

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27 Jun 2017 13:36:46
Its on Premier Sports at 7:45pm.


 

 

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26 Jun 2017 08:58:52
A wee dose of arrogance in there from Wilkins. It's typical of English football. Thinks it's the pinnacle of world football. Funny that it doesn't transition into the English national team. Oops!