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13 May 2018 18:59:41
I believe that we have very few players on our books that are certs to be playing for us next year.
I also believe that offers will be considered for nearly everyone. I do not believe that SG will accept players not up to the job. I also believe he will sort out the core first --- goalkeeper -- two centre backs -- defensive midfield --- attacking midfield and a centre forward.
I also feel he will play a 4-1-3-1-1, that could adapt to a 4-4-2 or 4-1-2-1-2, and he will be keen to sign players with pace, skill and a big heart, and most of all proud to be a Ger's player.
Looking forward to next season and possibly a reduction on my blood pressure tablets.


1.) 13 May 2018 19:23:42
I think a reduction on your championship manager hours might help you as well mate.

2.) 13 May 2018 20:25:10
Probably better, if you stick to what you know, Liam, and it certainly isn't football. Humour neither, so have a go at music.

3.) 13 May 2018 20:56:14
Absolutely hee haw wrong with GKs, however if we get McG on a free we could offload.

We need to lose everybdefender at club outside Tav, DJ and Wallace so for me you need three CHs.

Could lose upto 5-6 CMs so need to replace those with at least 2 top drawer first teamers with one a CAM and a couple squad bolsters.

We also need a couple strikers as for me anywhere near £6m and Morelos should be away

4.) 13 May 2018 22:56:38
Ulsgers, how can you say nothing is wrong with our goalkeepers mate? We have played 52 games in total this season between the league, cups and friendlies. We have let in 64 goals. an average of over a goal every single game. Yes our defence is crap but the goalkeepers we have are our last line of defence and just ain't good enough if we want to challenge for trophies bud.

5.) 13 May 2018 23:09:07
Same formation as us now with Liverpool u18s mate. I've been looking it up lol although he also likes 3 at the back and plays that a lot from what I can see

6.) 14 May 2018 10:21:37
every time I read 4-1-2-1-2 I read it in john barnes voice and remember how awful he and that formation was. so let's no bother eh!



05 May 2018 14:52:52
JIM McColl and others, but not dk, will be our new investors. One of the others is someone very close to Stevie Gerrard and Scottish.


1.) 05 May 2018 15:48:49
All the chat at the game today is . Mccoll Billy walkers son and Brian souter are our new investors. I suppose we will find out on monday.

2.) 05 May 2018 18:12:30
I've heard a wee rumour it might be Brian Kennedy.

3.) 05 May 2018 18:55:55
At corporate today, few very informed people saying Brian Kennedy one of the investors, Souness non exec director

4.) 06 May 2018 10:37:26
I heard Brian Kennedy is willing to invest but only if dk steps aside. All rumours at the moment



20 Apr 2018 21:10:43
The biggest disappointment in recent weeks is we have no backbone, right from the top. To succeed we must tackle the problems, but from dk down everybody covers their butt, or tries to, they do not admit where they are lacking.

Our team have a few good players, and if organised correctly could be a reasonable team. However, to compete we need backbone not fickle promises, we need honesty and stability. We do not need the promise of false dawns when it comes to season ticket renewal.

Surely if the "supposed" bankers of our club should put up, say £20m and ask us to match it. Then we would have a platform to move forward. Forget these silly loans, as it will get to the stage that we will have no real assets but will end up in "murrayland". i.e. nobody knows who owns what.

Anyone that has been in business knows about juggling and snowballing accounts, with murray being instrumental in our demise by using these tactics. Just have a good look at limited liability companies that went down the swanny and he stilled smelled of roses.
Our club is rotten to the core and will struggle to re-group.


1.) 21 Apr 2018 07:22:13
Hi Billy hope you are well
One problem with your theory 'our so called bankers' are Close Brothers and for their £20m they would want back at least £25-£28m. Their rates are Wonga like.

{Ed001's Note - Wonga's rates are over 1000% per annum. If you were borrowing at Wonga like rates, you would be repaying over £250-£280m after a year.}

2.) 21 Apr 2018 11:12:58
All the gossip I have heard on Gers loan deals was that they are interest free loans, or is that more guff from the directors. By the way how much does the board sponge off the club in salaries, would like to know the truth.



16 Apr 2017 14:52:25
McKay must be on the same ship out as Waghorn and O'Halloran.
Kenny Miller MUST be a player/ coach next year, but I am sure our new manager will give us a platform to move forward, assuming he has the necessary backing.


1.) 16 Apr 2017 19:16:09
Totally agree about McKay and o'halloran, but I think the gaffer likes waggy, if he gets his head down and starts scoring again he could be here next year

2.) 16 Apr 2017 19:20:09
Billyb, think you have been MOH's biggest fan and supporter all season. Good for you for changing your opinion. So disappointed in his apparent "could not care less" attitude.

3.) 17 Apr 2017 12:26:33
McKays disrespect for the jersey on Saturday was the last straw for me. He never sprinted once in the first half. He couldn't care less. So glad pedro saw that. Bye bye Barrie

Credit goes to Waghorn for knuckling down and giving it 100% on Saturday. He got stuck in and at least tried. However, he's just not Rangers quality and I won't be the least bit upset if he leaves. Best of luck to him if that is the case.

4.) 17 Apr 2017 17:26:54
Why do so many posts suggest Kenny Miller as a coach?
What is this based on?



28 Feb 2017 01:44:17
Any choice of manager and/ or dof will be dictated by cash. Dk can give "whatever" but he is not in a position to put our club on the straight and narrow. What is the betting there will be no appointments in the next couple of months?


1.) 28 Feb 2017 06:30:05
We'd also need to pay two salaries for a director of football and a coach so gives you an idea of the calibre we're probably looking at

2.) 28 Feb 2017 09:13:18
What are you willing to wager billy? I reckon we'll have at least one appointment announced by this time next week

3.) 28 Feb 2017 21:50:28
BR 65 i will wager what ever amount you want. There will be no appointment by this time next week. How much do you want to lay out?




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29 Jul 2018 21:53:23
I know it is early days, but there are good signs for this season, but no matter what happens, any team playing against us will know they have been in a game.
Having played a wee bit of football, a long time ago, I try to judge players' ability about how you would try to play against them. Against big Sadiq, you would need serious handers. He will be some asset for us this season.


1.) 30 Jul 2018 00:34:09
Didn't see a lot of him but he looks quick, real pace is pretty rare in Scottish football so I agree.



15 May 2018 12:43:09
Roll on the 19th. June, when our draw will be made for our first round draw in Europe.
I wonder what the odds are, on a trip to Northern Ireland? [ 1st leg due on the 12th. July. ]


1.) 15 May 2018 13:31:13
How, in hell, can you disagree with a fact and a question?
If it is one of our blinkered fans that will disagree with anything I post, I will truly despair.
If it was one of "them", well what is new?

2.) 15 May 2018 13:52:46
Hahaha. you are correct mate, what is wrong with some people hitting the disagree?

3.) 15 May 2018 14:17:28
No more like, what is wrong with people moaning about other people hitting the dissagree button on their post. get over it lol

4.) 15 May 2018 14:20:35
You're always going to get disagrees no matter what. Think along the lines of Timalloy, Hibsbhoy etc

5.) 16 May 2018 15:16:29
At least our fans won’t bottle a trip to NI like the fearsome Green Brigade did! They ‘ Hung Out The Flags ‘ of surrender!

6.) 16 May 2018 15:13:24
It's possibly a fan who wants us to move on from the NI links and anything potentially sectarian?



09 May 2018 21:48:23
Well done Hearts, and thanks for saving us from a nail biting visit to Edinburgh.
So let's go out at the week-end relaxed and show we are better than we have shown recently.
Onwards and upwards, come on the Gers.


1.) 09 May 2018 21:53:45
Agree well done LAFF and NAISY blues brothers

2.) 09 May 2018 22:13:10
They did it for Hearts not us and to congratulate both is pathetic. It’s a sign of just how low expectations are by certain fans that you have to come onto a Rangers site and applaud other teams players

3.) 09 May 2018 22:21:55
Having to laugh at hivs cutting are ticket allocation thinking there would be something to play for hahaha

4.) 09 May 2018 22:33:31
Odds on hibs beating us 6-0

5.) 10 May 2018 07:44:16
ArthurD, your logic is ridiculous, it is a simple fact that our concerns for the week-end are greatly reduced, so hopefully our players show what they are capable of.

6.) 10 May 2018 08:12:37

We should be able to go to Easter Road and best Hibs and not have to rely on anyone else. If we want to finish 2nd we need to be able to beat teams like Hibs. You are exactly the kind of fan I’m talking about and it’s sad it’s got to that stage

7.) 10 May 2018 08:45:25
Arthur D of course they done it for hearts but massively helps us so of course we want to congratulate! are you saying back in the day on helicopter Sunday you weren't cheering motherwell and Scott mcdonald because I was at ibrox that night and believe me the squad were, big style?

8.) 10 May 2018 08:54:38
Arthur, unfortunately the days are gone where we are just expected to go places and win, you're the type of fan with ideas above their station buddy, wake up a bit eh?

9.) 10 May 2018 11:06:18
Yes Arthur was could be able to go to Hibs and beat them but this season has proven that we can't. Our expectations are low thus season becsuse its the best we can hope for. It dies not mean that we've all accepted that Rangers are a team that views third as success

10.) 10 May 2018 11:40:46
And another thing AD, I'll be thanking Motherwell when they win the cup and keep Hibs out of Europe.



09 May 2018 16:15:36
I posted earlier about bringing Miller and Wallace into the squad for the week-end, and playing 3 at the back.
Some ot the responses gave a reasonable argument about why not, but nothing was put forward to eleviate our major problem, and that is central defence and the space just in front of it. Combine that with the opposition's ability to get behind our defence, means we are vulerable at the back.
Address these problems and we will win, as long as the right attitude is there with our players.


1.) 09 May 2018 16:55:11
For me that area of the park is put under pressure by the pair of midfielders playing in front of them not being strong enough on the ball and the whole team not moving into space to take the ball when they are in possession! Every player on the park has a part to play in defending

2.) 09 May 2018 19:08:34
id maybe put bates there. murphy is also much better through the middle.

3.) 09 May 2018 23:12:42
Well now that Europe is a cert, why not play youn rudden up front he has scored well for the U20s, and include Wallace and miller,



09 May 2018 08:09:53
The game v Hibs is our cup final this season. I know a draw is sufficient for a European spot, but to have a hope of second spot I feel we need a win, as the sheep will probably take something from the east end.
I know that Miller and Wallace are suspended by the club, but personally I would bring them back into the squad for this game.
I don't condone what they done, but watching some of our tactics in recent games must have been very frustrating for seasoned pros.
I would play 3 at the back [ Cardoso, Bates and Alves. ] with Tavernier and Wallace at wing back. I would bring in Miller for Morelos [ suspended. ]
The team will be chosen by Jimmy Nicholl, who is experienced enough to know what is required, and I am confident that he will pick a team that will play for the jersey and bring some pride back with a victory.


1.) 09 May 2018 08:31:08
My team to beat Hibs would be (4-2-3-1):

Alnwick; Tavernier, Alves, Bates, Halliday;

Goss, Rossiter;

Candeias, Windass, Murphy;


It is a shame about McCrorie, Morelos and Dorrans but Cummings should be hungry to score against his old team and Goss and Rossiter would give us a stable base in front of defence. Bring Windass back in from the start. Second place here we come!

2.) 09 May 2018 08:53:03
No brainer, rossiter must play against hibs, best we've got, won't miss Morales, he can go suck his dummw

3.) 09 May 2018 09:24:48
I would play
Halliday (unfortunately)

4.) 09 May 2018 09:29:10
Stuz Mccrorie suspended

5.) 09 May 2018 09:52:14
Stupid post stuz (unfortunately), Mccrorie suspended, and if you don't fancy Halliday at left back why not pick a player that you do fancy for that position or do you not know any?

6.) 09 May 2018 10:52:53
I'd play 343


7.) 09 May 2018 11:03:37
JYF. Personally, I think Halliday might as well stay at left back for this last match. He isn't the greatest player but you can't fault him for lack of playing for the shirt and that will be needed against Hibs. At worse, all we need is a draw at Hibs to guarantee third place and European football. It will be interesting to see the outcome of the unwashed v the sheep match!

8.) 09 May 2018 11:41:11
No chance for Miller and Wallace - our team must stick together

9.) 09 May 2018 12:16:10
I never thought I would post these words but I thought Haliday came on to a game last nite after a shaky start. The guys still not good enough but I've been quick to criticize him in the past so it's only right I praise him when I think he's done well.

10.) 09 May 2018 13:01:54
Jaws, agree with you. I thought haliday and bates in second half were superb

11.) 09 May 2018 13:19:51
forgot about Mccrorie being suspended but jyf, i don't need the sarcasm from you, i'm not a fan of Halliday but (unfortunately) no-one at present can play in that position and would do any better, geez

12.) 09 May 2018 13:46:00
Stuz. did u actually watch the game? Halliday didn't get roasted. he didn't play badly at all. In fact, he played quite well. That's just a cheap shot at a guy who isn't the best player I have ever seen but is miles from the worst. He's an easy target. Get aff his back ya humf. slagging Rangers players should be like slagging somebodies mum. out of bounds.

13.) 09 May 2018 14:07:11
Wallace and Miller? They're both suspended by the club and that means they're not training and it also means they're not match fit. Even if you doubt that obvious point, fact is they're suspended and the club will not play them. It's a good match for Cummings to play in and I'm sure Halliday at left back will play his heart out.

14.) 09 May 2018 14:23:25
Candeias is rotten and yet again contributed nothing going forward. Classic example of a journeyman player who should never be near the first team

15.) 09 May 2018 14:41:34
Yes Dutch, i did watch the game, if that's what you constitute as not playing badly, then god help us, the guy is rank, no matter what position he plays in, btw hows your mum ;-)

16.) 09 May 2018 15:19:09
No sarcasm at all stuz straight to the point I thought.

17.) 09 May 2018 16:16:59
This is a banter site but it appears you didn't like what i said about Halliday, you're obviously one of these supporters who love poor players and a mediocre season, well done you, now that's SARCASM :-D

18.) 09 May 2018 17:06:18
Answer one thing then stuz, was Halliday, in your opinion, the worst player in the Rangers team last night.

19.) 09 May 2018 18:42:41
Back 4 plus

Goss Rossiter Docherty

Candias/ Windass (free attacking role)

Cummings Murphy

20.) 09 May 2018 20:21:27
Jyf, in my eyes, Halliday was 1 of the worst players but so were a couple of others, you happy now, geez, I didn't realise I would be getting the 3rd degree 😉




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13 May 2018 20:25:10
Probably better, if you stick to what you know, Liam, and it certainly isn't football. Humour neither, so have a go at music.




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05 May 2018 14:47:44
Jim McColl and A. N. Other [ JG. ], with input from dm will supply the funding, and dk will be out.




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Tommy45, just like yourself I have followed our team for many years, 55+, and still recall watching Johnny Hubbard, Don Kitchenbrand and Maxie Murray. Then Millar, Brand and Wilson, before you come on the scene, but the main thing we followed them through the good and the bad.
You are 100% correct about Murray, he ripped us apart and all for self gain. The demise of supporters clubs and the massive push for the sale of season tickets is down to him. Cheers mate and who knows what is round the corner.





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29 Jul 2018 16:39:14
3-0 for the Teddy Bears. Looking good.




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17 Jul 2018 20:00:31
Our failings are obvious, but I am sure SG will sort it out.
Early days to start panicking, so let's wait until we have a few games under our belts, and our top team playing before we press the panic button. In SG we trust.




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14 Jul 2018 21:30:40
Like him or hate him, Lafferty would do a job for us, and that is what matters. Does he suit what SG is planning? That is another matter.




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12 Jul 2018 15:25:20
Well everblue, I have not been in 5 years, although my season ticket has been renewed every year and I'm like a wee boy on Christmas Eve. Showered, shaved etc., now heading to my local for a few bevies and then the subway to Ibrox. Feeling a new spring in my step, because of the appointment of SG, and our potential given the signings. I could go on, but suffice to say. ----------- Mon the Bears.
Nights like this make you proud to be a BLUENOSE.




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11 Jul 2018 19:20:34
I think we will play in a similar manner to the current England team/ tactics. It looks solid in defence and balanced going forward, and wing-backs play an important part. Thus our captain should flourish under this system. This resposibility could be the making of him.