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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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03 Jan 2019 16:50:27
With us now signing Defoe do fellow fans think he could be morelos replacement as there will be a lot of interest in him.
I hope not would like to see morelos and Defoe play together.

craigs8688

1.) 03 Jan 2019 17:12:21
There is a strong possibility Alfie May go. If a stupid offer comes in, the board may not be able to knock it back. i'm afraid that’s football.


2.) 03 Jan 2019 17:21:25
That was my initial thought that he might be a replacement for Morelos. Hopefully not and if morelos does go it's in the summer to keep the title challenge going this season.


3.) 03 Jan 2019 17:30:51
£20 million would be the silly money that would see him go - after all he is here to win the league (55) and stop cfc getting to 10 in a row.


4.) 03 Jan 2019 17:35:04
Yeh if a good offer comes in he prob will go i just hope not these 2 could form a lethal partnership.


5.) 03 Jan 2019 19:48:10
I think Stevie G will do everything he can to keep Morelos. Remember Defoe has the clause to be recalled at various times so I doubt Gerrard would thanks the gamble of selling Alfie unless we get another striker in.


 

 

27 Dec 2018 12:20:39
See morelos is been quoted in the papers as saying he expects offers to come in for him in January and wants go to the prem league.
Does anyone think any teams in the prem will take a chance on him in Jan.
And if so how much do you think we will get for him.
If the lad wants to go can we really blame him he has been carrying his team mates all season and seen no improvement from them so this will not encourage him to stay.

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1.) 27 Dec 2018 14:39:23
If a bid comes in it will be from a lower premier side. Anything upwards of £10m and he will be gone.


2.) 27 Dec 2018 16:24:18
Be gutted to see him go but can't see us keeping hold of him much longer, start the bidding at 12 million.


3.) 27 Dec 2018 17:13:02
If it's to premier League team &he is signed as a starter?
Even the lower end are paying 20mill + for mediocre squad players.
IF he goes down there we should get in early and sign 4 players (not loan) to give the guys that are there a lift and helping hand as they appear to be knucking fackered.


4.) 27 Dec 2018 17:13:15
He's got a good bit to go before EPL teams will start looking at him. Maybe some challenging teams from the Championship, who still have money to burn. Alrfedo, just keep scoring and stop believing your own hype, your time will come eventually.


5.) 27 Dec 2018 17:25:35
If dembele is worth £20million then so is morelos, I'm fed up with Gers letting players go for under their value.


6.) 27 Dec 2018 18:39:09
Ready

Difference between Dembele and Morelos is that Dembele scored in the group stages of the champions league, scored a few against us and before he came to Celtic had done well in the championship. Morelos hasn’t done any of that and won’t go for the same money as Dembele.


7.) 27 Dec 2018 19:33:36
For me rangers shouldn't be selling for anything less that than 15 million.
Morelos done well in the Europa and look at what he his doing for us currently this lad has potenial to go all the way.
If he was around better players he would have a lot more goals than he does for us now.


8.) 28 Dec 2018 11:35:58
I would have thought the financial poison over the last few years would have dictated we take the cash and find a 4/5 million £ replacement
Can’t turn that sort of cash away.


 

 

26 Dec 2018 17:24:59
for me our team are so disappointing they can not string a run of wins together.
I think this because of our managers negative tactics he seems to think we can defend a 1 nill lead and then hit on the counter.
we are simply not good enough to do this and he should see this but he doesn't its like he is blind to the fact and keeps playing same way its not working.
If the players there are not performing for him then its time he signed players who will or give the younger players a chance hibs have done it and it ain't made them worse.
Our midfield is that poor we may as well miss them out and go 2 strikers and give morelos some support warburton Pedro murty now gerrard have all played this formation its not working.

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16 Dec 2018 11:58:48
in the summer chose to sign a lot of defenders our defence was looking good with katic and goldson. Then for some reason gerrard chose to drop katic for worral this was a big mistake and ever since then we have been shaky at the back.
Going forward we do not need sign a centre back in Jan unless pre contract.
katic and goldson should be the pairing going forward as do not have Europe to worry about now.
The young lad Dallas has played 50 games and scored 51 goals he is now 19 years of age.
So if gerrard think he is not ready has the lad really got a chance at rangers.
He is not a young 16-17 year old striker he is 19 at the very least the lad should be on the bench.
I am not two impressed that we are yet again been linked with loan players they are not the answer to our problems this needs adressing.

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1.) 16 Dec 2018 13:06:07
Agree Katic and goldson were rock solid first 10 or so games and then Worrall gets a game from nowhere. Also think we should go for Shankland, proven Scottish goal scorer and Gers fan. What is the point of a loan signing for another forward when we have Shankland who we would get for much better value for money than pena and Herrera whose wages we are still paying!


2.) 16 Dec 2018 14:11:33
Craig, a very honest post and i agree. I do not wish to slate Gerrard but facts are 2 loan players now returned, some posters saying Worrall is poor, Kent and Coulabaly are average. My assumption is King is not backing Gerrard and that is a concern.


3.) 16 Dec 2018 19:44:04
I'd say king is backing the manager what people need to realise is we are skint.
Hence loan players.
As SG says we need to move on high earners who don't play, Mexicans, holt, Wallace, that's approx 70 k a week in wages.


 

 

14 Dec 2018 11:41:16
folk are correct at saying we done well to get to the group stages of Europa league. But are people really happy at the lack of attacking intent from the team last night and over the last few games the last few games have been must wins and we have not showing enough in these games for me.
to me the players confidence just seems to have gone and the lack of a plan b by Gerard is really frustrating.
hopefully this can be addressed in January as the team needs help.
a see the young lad Dallas got another 2 goals last night again is it not bout time some of these young lads got a chance at least off the bench rather than other clubs loan players.

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1.) 14 Dec 2018 12:25:04
Well said Craig, whilst we are a work in progress the last few games have been hard to watch and you can see the lack of passion and fight in the squad. However I do have faith that Stevie G and the team will change things around for the better and this could be a very interesting transfer window coming up 🇬🇧🔵⚪️🔴.


2.) 14 Dec 2018 13:12:30
I don't think we really lack passion and fight it's just a lack of quality and confidence going forward that we struggle with. Too many times players will look to play safe to the side or back rather than forward. We are also not slick enough in our passing to open things up, although the pitch last night didn't help. The disappointing thing for me is that spartak and Vienna were both there for the taking and we simply failed to do so.


3.) 14 Dec 2018 14:54:16
Boli-poly i do think some players lack passion when things go wrong some of the players shy away and don't take responsibilty they all give it to tav thinking he is superman and when things go wrong for him he gets slated on hear for it least the lad trys.
For me if davis comes back i would give him captaincy we need someone in middle park to shout at these players and lift them when things not going well.


4.) 14 Dec 2018 15:58:13
Boli you make a good point but with a bit more passion or fight about our team last night, then as Craig said Vienna were there for the taking. There was just no urgency or desire about how we played a must win game. the lack of quality, especially linking midfield to attack is a problem but it’s an issue that can be rectified this window hopefully as using the likes of Jack in a more advanced position doesn’t help as it doesn’t suit his game at all. I believe if we give it time tho we we shall get there in the end, whilst some results haven’t went our way our overall position is a lot more respectable than a lot of people thought it would be! At least now we can concentrate on the league 🔵⚪️🔴.


5.) 14 Dec 2018 16:36:13
Bluejames it's not lack of passion or fight it's simply many are not good enough.
Look at ejaria, allegedly it's too physical, the guy has not made a tackle since he arrived. This is where SG should be ruthless and let him go back to Liverpool reserves.
You know when chips are down he would not roll up sleeves and fight.


6.) 14 Dec 2018 17:14:58
jboy21 agree ejaria should go along with coulibaly both have had a fair crack in centre mid and not really showing a lot get docherty Davis and jack in centre mid this who i would go with second half of season if we can get them and rotate jack and mccorie if need be.


7.) 14 Dec 2018 17:25:12
JBoy I can’t argue with what you say, Ejaria was a prime example of exactly what you mean but the more I think about it the more it seems it’s a combination of both our points. I mean take the Aberdeen game or the Dundee game, teams technically inferior to ours but they wanted the result more than we did and ultimately it worked in their favour. earlier on this season we were drawing with Villareal away, a result we could only have hoped for when the group was drawn. yet it’s the same team/ same players we have now but there’s been a drop in quality and desire. I think a switch in captain would make a difference as Tav is no leader like a Gough or a Butcher, Shagger is by far the better option IMO but we do need that link between midfield and attack. I hear the argument for Davis coming back but I believe that’s only a short term solution. 🇬🇧.


8.) 14 Dec 2018 18:45:24
Don’t get me started on tav.
I’d go with Mccrorie and would actually leave docherty away till next year. I fear he would sit on bench too much here.


9.) 14 Dec 2018 21:39:35
We have common ground there Jboy, Tav’s deliveries into the box have been a nightmare, he seldom beats the first man regardless of whether it’s a cross, corner and increasingly from his free kicks too. Gerrard is far more qualified than I am to judge a player but I fail to see what he brings as team captain and his defending is terrible, sometimes it’s just as well we have Candeias in front of him as he provides some good cover when Tav inevitabley gets caught upfield! I do believe McCrorie should get a run in the team as well. out of interest tho who would you take to partner Arfield in the centre mid with either Jack to MCCrorie as the holding midfielder? 🇬🇧.


10.) 15 Dec 2018 10:40:28
Jamesey

I got pelters last season when I posted that Tav's decent cross ratio was poor -from set pieces and open play - at that time he was overhitting rather than under hitting. The ratio is still not good.

I have gone from thinking he was a good buy to thinking we will not get much for him; leadership, defending and getting into decent positions to effect.

I think he typifies our current situation and we need to move for effective players.


11.) 15 Dec 2018 16:27:10
DEEB I couldn’t agree more, whilst he does have the occasional good game in general he has not been the right back we need and he certainly hasn’t been the captain we need either. A full backs job is to defend first and foremost and reckon Flanagan would probably be better choice as a right back, a captains job isn’t to organise the team, rally the troops and Take control on the park, especially when oot Alfie starts throwing a wobbly but that simply isn’t happening. As for Tav switch him to midfield or sell him and use the money for a full back as cover for Flanagan and maybe that attacking midfielder we so desperately need 🇬🇧 In Stevie we trust 🔵⚪️🔴.


 

 

 

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13 Jan 2019 15:38:51
We may as well wrap our players up and give them a way as a free gift
with some of the valuations i have seen for our players on hear.
docherty 1 million morelos 10 million tavanier 7 million it is all English clubs that are meant be interested in our players so should achieve more than the above figures mentioned look at what clubs down south are paying for average players.

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06 Jan 2019 12:37:04
there is no doubting barisic has quality but i just hope he can stay fit seems to be injured a lot of the time.
For me we should have kept john as he could also have played left back and also left wing.
I think we do have to look at signing another left back if barisic can't stay fit.

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06 Jan 2019 00:17:18
asayouth katic and goldson are good defenders so to replace them that will take a lot doing and lot of money.
If we can sign skrtel on free contract then that is fair enough but his wages will be a stumbling block.
As for katic not being good enough who ever said that above got to disagree you with on that one i would say this lad can be even better than goldson.

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05 Jan 2019 14:15:39
i would much rather see katic put back in the team him and goldson looked solid at beginning of season.
then look for backup options for these two for next season.

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03 Jan 2019 19:30:01
Morelos has a lot of potential he bullies defenders scores goals assists his team mates all at the age 22 year old this lad will do this were ever he goes on to play.
So a sum of 20 million is not crazy look at dembele fee and i would say morelos offers more to the team than dembele done at Celtic.

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20 Jan 2019 16:06:33
Gerard has already said before that Barisic and Grezda need to toughen up and the way Barisic was going on it looked serious but then gets up and looks okay walking off the pitch
That why gerrards prob not pleased way him.

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19 Jan 2019 10:40:00
If we are paying that kind of wage then we must have sum serious financial backing from our investors.
The signing of Defoe and Davis certainly means we are going go for the title and a couple of younger players mite not provide what Davis and Defoe will to the team.
This is a high risk move by the club if wages are true but maybe the club think the rewards outweigh the risk.
Us fans would be over the moon if we won the league this season and stopping them winning the league then the club would also get a shot at trying to get in the champions league and if achieved the financial rewards but be very rewarding for the club.

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09 Jan 2019 22:44:03
I am all for signing experienced players but i really don't think we need Bryson we have enough midfielders plus we will have docherty in back in the summer.

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04 Jan 2019 16:30:12
we have a young core to our team already so a few experienced players could really help this team out i have no doubt Defoe an Davis will be good signings.
I also think we will be scouting around to find younger players especially a striker and will sign them in the summer when we have more funds available.

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04 Jan 2019 10:48:14
Not seen much of the lad kamara but he has been playing in the league so will no what it is all about i think he will be couliabalys replacement.
I also think the same regarding Kent that Jones will be his replacement.

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