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16 Jan 2017 11:42:53
warburton remit at rangers was to get us promoted he done this but as for the rest of things in the job I certainly do not see the improvement he is ment to big on player development but the only player I see in our team that has developed further is mackay he is ment to be big on fitness but do not see this on the pitch looks the opposite on the field ment to be big on youth players yet none of our youth players seem to get a chance even when our first team stars are not performing was ment to add value to the squad on and off the field do not see any value in this squad of players part from mackay possibly rossiter if ever fit and maybe fordingham so not a lot of value added to the squad on and off the field so far
has to get us second in the leauge he is on course to do this.
so looking at the things 6 things above he is on course to achieve 2 out of 6
you can say he hasn't been giving money to spend but the money he has spent has not been spent Wisely


1.) 16 Jan 2017 13:04:17
Player developmemt is over the course of multiple seasons not half a season. Fitness has definetly improved but like similar teams in the epl it is hard to keep high tempo for 90mins playing the way we do. Young players is 3-5 type plan, if they aren't close to being good enough not much he can do. Adding value is inevitable as the vast majority of the guys we got for free so any transfer fee is adding value. 2million for 22 players is pretty good in my book. i don't know if you expected people like forreter to kick on and be sold for 15mill and a team full of teenagers but its not going to happen. Improving the youth system would be 1 youth player a season getting into the 1st team aquad and adding value is signing someone for free and selling them for a couple of mill after a couple of seasons

2.) 16 Jan 2017 13:46:19
so who in this squad do you think will develop in to good enough player two sell in few years time as for youth players who says there are not good enough they surley deserve a chance to prove there are by replacing underperforming if your going to play this high tempo game then you need fast and fit enough players who are going to perform in a unit we got them for free and that's how much they will end up leaving for cause they not good enough to sell for profit on this form and yeh at least 1 or 2 younsters should get into first team a year but so far they arent

3.) 16 Jan 2017 17:36:05
Maybe none for an serious profit yet but the point i am making is that its a long game and these things take time. If we had loaned out the young guys and they were stars for championship teams then they would get a chance but none of them have really performed so not good enough yet



08 Jan 2017 11:31:11
so a deal is supossedly finalised for hydman


1.) 08 Jan 2017 14:41:21
in Glasgow now



22 Sep 2015 21:07:13
i think on tonight's performance shows there is a long way to go before we can compete with average premier league teams never mind David king dreaming about challenging Celtic serious investment will be needed to do that
our defence is terrible Wilson should be dropped for ball instead seems to think he can stroll threw games


1.) 22 Sep 2015 22:32:44
To be fair I thought we played a good game apart from the defence and Halliday. Nothing went our way no luck. I'm not to fussed about the outcome our priority is winning the championship. If we do well in cups then it's a brucie bonus onwards and upwards RTID.



01 Aug 2015 10:40:26
eustace to be offered two year deal another bit of good business done by the club midfield looked light wait against hibs this will add protection for the defence would imagine this would mean halliday will move further forward in centre mid and replace law or holt or he could go to left wing where he played for Bradford this would be better option as boy can hit a ball and cross then if we could sign allan and replace law with him then our midfield would be very strong leaving mackay temps and aird to fight it out for right wing postion




14 May 2015 15:08:35
strong rumour going round this afternoon that david king has passed fit and proper test


1.) 14 May 2015 15:16:09
was just coming on here to write this mate. I think it might be true with an announcement due before close of play today.

2.) 14 May 2015 16:37:00
hopefully true then king ect can tell us there plan for the club and how much is going be invested




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15 Jan 2017 17:33:11
today's performance and team selection where no surprise half these players do not deserve to wear a rangers shirt with this beeing a friendly this was a chance to try diffrent tactics and give some youngsters a chance in the team instead we are stuck with same old tactics and players at least youngsters would fight for the team unlike some of players at the club seems pointless going all way to Germany to do the same old over and over again am sure we could have stayed at home and got a friendly organised hear to do this who we mite have been competive with and scored some goals to grow confidence not crush it more by getting thumped by 4 goals our players do not seem to buy into this formation this season and our centre back are to slow two play three at the back it is Warburton who brought all these players to rangers and constantly plays them even tho they not good eneogh bout time he woke up keeps saying we will learn from it all the time but same problems persist week in week out and not learning


1.) 15 Jan 2017 18:25:14
I'm not saying I'm happy with how it's going etc but this was not your normal preseason friendly for bleeding youngsters and trying new stuff. This was about getting back into match fitness and mentality after a break.
We needed our first team back together.

2.) 15 Jan 2017 18:58:33
we could have quite easily done this at home at would have been more benificial to arrange a game with our youth team and see if some these youth player are good enough my money would be on a few of the youths outshine the first team players plus if we are not match fit half way threw a season then we are in big trouble these players have been playing week in week out so they probly would welcome the rest

3.) 15 Jan 2017 19:01:22
The only hope for me is that there was more to this Red Bull Leipzig friendly than just football and we will get some sponsorship so that we can bring in some decent quality players. Even in a friendly when we are maligning substitutes the same carp players stay on the park!

4.) 15 Jan 2017 20:28:23
Exactly look at bigger picture getting our name out their showing how big our support is. hopefully right people were watching. need rebuilding ain't going too happen quick

5.) 15 Jan 2017 17:58:59
It was a friendly we played the team sitting second in there league.



12 Jan 2017 09:46:25
I see Cardiff are linked with a 500k bid for jonny Hayes this is a player who could add to our first team and for that sort of money should be withing our reach instead we are making loan signings who will be off come the summer and then we are left with same midfield again


1.) 12 Jan 2017 09:57:55
Hayes is a good and I'd take him in a heartbeat, but what do we then do with Mckay? do we attempt to put him out on the right?

2.) 12 Jan 2017 10:30:02
Naw you put him in the middle. We should be building the midfield roubd about him. By far the most creative player in the squad.

3.) 12 Jan 2017 10:34:40
Took the words out my mouth Bryan

4.) 12 Jan 2017 10:55:10
McKay needs to be given a chance on the right, imo he would have a much better game and be loads more effective, he keeps getting berated by fans fir cutting in when in the left BUT there is nothing else he can do! He MUST due to being right footed so Warbs play him on the right or possibly the middle but we need a left footed winger to play out there and then McKay would flourish on the right!

5.) 12 Jan 2017 12:49:48
Jonny Hayes for me is a no brainer at that sort of money Warburton think mackay can play the central role so this would give lad perfect chance or on the right side on his favoured foot can not see it happning tho as David king seems to have disappeared and not providing the manager any funds at all this we are trying ship players out to then get loan players in just doesn't make sense when you could move for players like Hayes and bed them in now for next season

6.) 12 Jan 2017 13:04:05
for me we should be in for adam roony and hayes as they two work well together and they both add to the team.
maybe get the both for less than the price of garner and roony scored 19 last season and could beat that this year if we signed him.
for me garner is workhorse but not a natural goalscorer and rooney and hayes should be thought of before him I.

7.) 12 Jan 2017 14:01:36
Rooney is a good shout to but for mobility up front we should have moved for Jason Cummings instead of Joe garner these 3 players Rooney Hayes Cummings would improve our team without doubt but our management team seem to think English based players are our only option so far with all his signings a take it these loan signings from england where the European signings Warburton was talking about when he said the targets where European aswell.
we have got to move away from the English market as it to inflated for us to operate in and not getting value for money so far.
and David king has got to come good with a small chunck of his promised investment in squad for transfer fees 2 3 million could get us these players mentioned above instead of loan players

8.) 12 Jan 2017 14:08:22
this timelast year it was m o h that we could not passup

9.) 12 Jan 2017 14:44:09
Would like hayes think he's a decent player. Would play him on the left Mckay on the right and waggy up front with.

10.) 12 Jan 2017 15:30:32
Well since McKay is only good 1 game out of 10 then Hayes could play the other 9 lol.



08 Jan 2017 11:44:28
so a deal for hyndman and torral on loan 2 midfielders on loan what does this say to the younger lads in our squad is there any chance of signing these players permanent that would make a lot sense if there was but if they aren't these deals do not seem like forward planning from the club we should be walking second in the leauge with size of squad and budget compared to other clubs warburton bangs on about celtics financies beeing greatear that's why there is 19 point gap so where is rangers gap since we have better financies than others vying for second


1.) 08 Jan 2017 11:51:36
It's hardly Warburtons fault that the board won't spend transfer fees and he has to get loan signings while celtic pay 3milion for players. Unfortunately most of the players in the youth squads with the exception of a few are not good enough. You only have to look at robbie crawford. I remember people on here going on about him and know he's playing for East Kilbride.

2.) 08 Jan 2017 12:30:46
Holy is 100% correct. If the Board provided the required funds then we might actually see some quality players arriving on permanent deals but we are where we are. As far as our youth squad is concerned four years under McCoist and McDowall pretty much destroyed anything resembling a football club with a youth squad. We are fortunate that one or two are showing some progress under the current regime.

3.) 08 Jan 2017 14:45:49
I really hope both r with a view to perm deal tho doubting that Hyndman deal is.
Fans need to be realistic about youth that we have as the few gems we do have are still kids and have physic of a kid.
Hardie and Walsh at 19 and 20 aren't good enough to get a start at St Mirren! They def aren't answer for Rangers at current moment . Both had a chance to play and shine in championship and neither has come close to doing so.

4.) 08 Jan 2017 14:50:11
Never thought Crawford was anywhere near good enough for Rangers however it is a shock to see them have to go as low as the lowland league to get a game. Unfortunately McCoist and McDowall are responsible for the fact that our youth players aren't good enough to get near a very average squad

5.) 08 Jan 2017 16:12:22
Andy Murdoch is a higher standard than Walsh and Hardie, wat he'd him again yesterday at Cappielow and he was brilliant! Shame he left, we have young players who are really good but they're still early in their development

6.) 08 Jan 2017 17:07:58
Agree believe we made mistake letting the boy Murdoch go when we did.

7.) 08 Jan 2017 18:28:23
For the love of God will people just stop going on about the youth and when are they going to get a chance. THEY ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH, ITS SIMPLE!

8.) 08 Jan 2017 19:24:24
its not down to our youths not good enough its down to them not getting a chance how are we going to no if there good enough or not if they don't get a game now a head of holt halliday ect the will see no path way to first team and will end up leaving
they should be giving a chance to prove there worth to me it just seems pointless playing other clubs youngsters to secure second in the leauge when we can give our own youngsters a chance and would secure second with what we have plus them i hope there is a buy clause included in these deals then it makes sense

9.) 08 Jan 2017 19:47:02
Personally I would prefer Murdoch in midfield to Halliday

10.) 08 Jan 2017 20:52:35
It will tell the younger lads that they are not ready for the step up yet. Why do people focus so much on youth. If they are good enough they will play! They obviously aren't good enough yet! Simple!

11.) 08 Jan 2017 21:01:47
Craigs8688, i'll tell you exactly what it says. "These players we're bringing on loan are far better than our own young players and warbs obviously doesn't think our current young players are up to playing in the big team, yet"! that's the message it sends out to me mate!

12.) 09 Jan 2017 03:22:07
Aye when I was at the game all I could help think was that Murdoch is better than Halliday. Wouldn't mind Quintongo either when he is fit again.

13.) 09 Jan 2017 13:41:42

I think you're missing the point. They don't get a chance because they are either not ready or good enough. You don't throw players in and see what happens, it doesn't work like that and never will. If they are on loan you more likely too see if they have it.

Our current youth do not have the calibre to make us better.

14.) 10 Jan 2017 09:22:00
GDOg, you make a very good point but in the case of some of the young players that have been allowed to leave surely they could do as good a job as some of the so called Premier League players in our current line up.

Young Murdoch looked a decent prospect and is playing well for Morton. Surely he could have done a better job than Halliday is doing in that same role!



04 Jan 2017 17:11:49
i see we are intrested in crawford from hamilton i would think they would at least won't a million for the lad he may be hamiltons best player but is he better than what we have currently or better than liam burt potenial wise maybe we should save the money and play burt instead.


1.) 04 Jan 2017 18:03:47
Can't say to much as I haven't seen much of him. But he didn't stand out against us and are midfield are not actually world beaters! Celtic about to pay 3 million for a player and we are looking at loan signings and average spl players.

2.) 04 Jan 2017 18:28:36
if the lad was really good a think clubs would have been in for him long time ago considering he is now 25 rite now a think we would be better off giving burt game time and see what he can do.

3.) 04 Jan 2017 18:32:12
I already posted on the rumours page that Ali Crawford will sign for rangers either in January or a pre contract and make his move in the summer

He has had interest from clubs down south but Rangers is his first choice due to the fact he wants to stay in Scotland fir the time being.

4.) 04 Jan 2017 18:54:36
If Burt was good enough he'd be playing. Simple as that.

5.) 04 Jan 2017 19:22:40
Dont think crawford is worth anywhere near a million quid craig don't rate him tbh and would be dissapointed in him signing if to be the case.

6.) 04 Jan 2017 19:24:06
Have to disagree with you there. Jordan Thompson is a better midfielder than andy halliday and he's not getting a chance so it's not as simple as that. Lee hodson is twice the defender tavernier is and he's 2nd choice. Burt deserves a chance this season. Just because some of the young players are not getting a chance doesn't mean there not good enough.

7.) 04 Jan 2017 21:46:56
Have to agree Hooly78. It is frustrating that Halliday and Tavernier appear to be undroppable, especially the former.

8.) 05 Jan 2017 00:19:26
it's more to do with our managers reluctance to drop players that are not performing so other are not getting a chance so how can they prove there good eneogh if we keep ignoring youths we will have none left.

9.) 05 Jan 2017 00:52:21
Ali Crawford is average at best, I've seen both him and Liam Burt and Burt is a better prospect. For that matter, so is Thompson. Signing the likes of Crawford would be lkie giving these boys the finger. It won't (shouldn't) happen.



04 Jan 2017 17:11:49
i see we are intrested in crawford from hamilton i would think they would at least won't a million for the lad he may be hamiltons best player but is he better than what we have currently or better than liam burt potenial wise maybe we should save the money and play burt instead.


1.) 05 Jan 2017 11:29:42
Crawford is a sound player, price is £300k now or free in the summer, don't know where the £1m is coming from.




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25 May 2017 21:52:12
its quite clear to see david king is not going invest signifiant funds so really he should keep quite and stop promising the fans things then not delivering on the promises it is that simple actions speak louder than words then he wouldn't get sluaghterd on hear for it




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25 May 2017 11:58:16
if these are the true amounts that the club are wanting then we are undervaluing some of them in my opinion we should be requesting 2 million for garner and tavenier with sell on percentage for tavenier and mackay should be sold for nothing less than 3 million with sell on josh windass at least 1 million the rest i would sell for small fees or release




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13 Apr 2017 18:45:44
with mckay if any clubs want him for a decent fee plus sell on percentage they should let the lad leave he is not consistent enough and the funds would help pedro in the transfer market he does not get enough goals or assists for the position he plays.




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21 Jan 2017 11:22:16
if we sell mackay I really hope David king keeps this money locked away till the summer we have enough in the squad 2 get second and Warburton record in the transfer market is not great




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18 Jan 2017 08:51:25
we are supposed to be after Sam Nicholson from hearts so could this be away of getting the young lad Nicholson to come to rangers we are sweating the deal buy offering them ohallaran if this is not the case then ohallaran should go no where near hearts with the amount of intrest in ohallaran other team must see something in him our club must be in desire straights and king wants wage budget cut if we need to save 2 k on wages





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17 Aug 2017 13:32:44
i do not think we will sign anyone else europe was a big factor in our transfer plans and we all no what happend there
i do wonder about the fees paid for some of the players i feel these may have beeen inflated
for the team to progress we need sort the lb and rb postions




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20 May 2017 21:23:05
tavenier waghorn windass niko crooks could all fetch us some sort of fee so that is a plus as no pay off for them then also mackay and garner could fetch us money if pedro decides to sell.
so that leaves us with keirnan halliday ohallran forester hodson holt doodoo the last 3 could be used as squad players.
so we will only have to pay keirnan halliday forester ohallran of.
getting rid off players mentioned above would raise some funds plus also free a lot wages so after signing on fees ect and if king stays true to his word and would expect pedro to have 10 or 12 million available for transfer fees possibly more depending if he gets any of the transfer fees




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27 Apr 2017 13:06:53
if you look at what miller has offered this season him surrounded with better quality players next season and he could go on to score 20 25 goals next year he is invaluable to us.




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06 Mar 2017 21:22:17
we will soon see how they plan on taking us forward this summer is a big summer for our board and these appointments are crucial to it so main targets need to be secured to help us




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25 Jan 2017 14:09:14
a lot of us rangers fans no we are not going to spend 4 million on a player but the odd 1 0r 2 million pound players who we can then sell on for a profit instead of Free agents who we are not going to sell on for any profit as they will leave for free as there not good enough.

and as king promised funding surley this is in his reach is Warburton the man to spend such money I doubt he is looking at his signings so far People say he has not had funds but looking at prices paid so far 500k for rossiter 10k a week doodoo 250k 6k week o'halloran 500k 5k week garner 1.8 million 12k week Barton 20k week then probaly signing on fee and then pay off to leave the club kranjcar signing on fee probaly then 8k week gilks 5 k week and sendoros sitting on 16 k week out of all these players only 1 is a first team regular poor transfer business indeed so I very much doubt Warburton is the man to spend more money we can not afford these mistakes