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19 Sep 2018 19:01:00
Has anyone been at Auchenhowie lately? A journalist friend tells me we've been doing drills using a 3 at the back formation for the past couple of days. Just wondering.


1.) 19 Sep 2018 19:18:14
The boy on loan from Notts Forrest, Worrell could play on a back 3 tomorrow night with Tav and Barisic as wing backstreet.

2.) 19 Sep 2018 20:17:35

It’s a bit of an ask to put Worrall straight into a game having played no minutes for us. Likely to be very close to Sunday’s team with Morelos dropping out for Lafferty.

3.) 19 Sep 2018 21:40:28
Bindi, agree likely that Worrall will feature on Saturday against st Johnstone but that would not be part of a back 3. If performing back 3 drills on training think likely SG believes will be shape for at least part of tomorrow’s tie.

4.) 19 Sep 2018 22:20:56
No chance will joe worrall play against st. johnstone on saturday,
bankie! Absolutely no chance mate!

5.) 19 Sep 2018 22:49:18
Supercoop, I said he will feature and will be in the match squad on Saturday. Whether he gets game time depends on if Goldstone and Katic need recovery time and if McAuley is fit. I predict between tomorrow night and Saturday we will see some game time from Worrall. Let’s see.

6.) 19 Sep 2018 23:36:32
Bankie. you’ve missed the point regarding supercooper’s “no chance of playing Saturday” 😂 we play on Sunday.!

7.) 20 Sep 2018 00:03:13
The st Johnstone game is on sunday Bankie 😂🤣.

8.) 20 Sep 2018 05:11:04
I can categorically tell u right now bankie there is not a chance of Joe worall playing so much as a minute v St Johnstone on Sat.

9.) 20 Sep 2018 07:03:28
Fair cop lads, too focused on tonight’s match!

10.) 20 Sep 2018 08:10:37
Exactly lee mcf and dunoonbluebear that's exactly what my tongue in cheek comment meant, bankie! Just a wee joke pal!

11.) 20 Sep 2018 11:56:19
Can guarantee goldstone won't play either, goldson maybe buy goldstone no way.

12.) 20 Sep 2018 16:07:21
I said on here, before our first match, SG prefers a 352 system. I don't think we will play that tonight but perhaps Sunday.

13.) 20 Sep 2018 17:18:06
Few poeple wrong about worral no playing.

14.) 20 Sep 2018 17:46:33
Supercool, you were correct Worrall not playing on saturday playing tonight.



04 Sep 2018 23:41:37
Europa League squad includes Dorrans but not Rossiter or Wallace. Biggest hint yet that the lad Rossiter is finished and Wallace is finished with Rangers.


1.) 05 Sep 2018 07:56:01
You are only allowed to name 22 A list players and as many B list players as u want.
Explains why no Wallace or Dorrans for me, as which aA list player would you leave out.

2.) 05 Sep 2018 07:56:20
Sorry meant Rossiter.

3.) 05 Sep 2018 10:43:46
What age is Rossiter? Would he not qualify to play as he’s under 21?

4.) 05 Sep 2018 11:06:30
Mprent i'm not sure Rossiter would be able to get to the airport without getting injured.

5.) 05 Sep 2018 11:46:04
Wallace ain't done yet at gers over past yr rossiter n wallace have has injurys here an there so dtevie prob left tgem out case they injured again then squad not short.

6.) 05 Sep 2018 11:47:47
Mprent would have had to come through our academy. This is why Middleton is an a list player.

7.) 05 Sep 2018 11:54:53
He can be added to the b list as he is 21 and has been on our books for two years.

8.) 05 Sep 2018 12:11:09
Why would you include an out for the season Dorrans?

9.) 05 Sep 2018 12:54:17
Dorrans approaching full fitness, that’s why included in registered European squad.

10.) 05 Sep 2018 13:14:04
Dorrans back in training.

11.) 05 Sep 2018 13:42:15
Jboy, you are allowed an A squad of 25, that's exactly why I believe the two of them are finished at the club for one reason or another. Either that or neither is expected to be fit for the rest of this year?

12.) 05 Sep 2018 16:59:09
Cool. UEFA web site says 22.

13.) 05 Sep 2018 17:40:30
Duty calls u r correct re 25, but on re reading it eight spaces must be kept for locally trained players, if u can't achieve this u can't register the full 25.

14.) 05 Sep 2018 17:47:50
Duty calls very good articl done by follow follow re what rangers are allowed. definitely is 22 mate.

15.) 06 Sep 2018 00:12:13
jboy21 Here's the Uefa rule - 42.02 No club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season.
You are correct about eight 'association trained' players, and Wallace fits into that category. Since we registered only 23 players in the A squad there was room for him. We chose not to name him.

16.) 06 Sep 2018 09:08:40

17.) 06 Sep 2018 09:12:50
Sorry duty calls wrong you can name eight local trained players.
Four must be associating trained, i. e. Dorrans, Arfield Halliday and jack
Four must be club trained, we only have one, mcgregor so lose three places, can only name one
I suppose people say why Dorrans, that's the manager decision
Interesting this will be same next season as we have a lack of club trained players who don't falll into b list players.

18.) 06 Sep 2018 14:47:01
You're right, Jboy, I misread the ruling on local trained players and indeed four places must go to club-trained players. Maybe next year that will be McGregor and McCrorie only?

19.) 06 Sep 2018 17:09:52
Probably although Mccrorie has two years.
Hence why we need to develop our own going forward. Albeit only four.



22 Aug 2018 00:58:10
A discussion has taken place, I'm told, about Antonio Mance, a Croatian striker who plays for Trencin, the Slovakian league champions. They hammered Feyenoord in the Europa League and he scored a hat-trick, so I don't suppose we'd have the only football department discussing him.


1.) 22 Aug 2018 07:25:48
Could be useful if true, good rumour regardless, i definitely think we need another striker as well as Lafferty if this deal is to be finally done and obviously a CH is badly needed as back up to our main 2.

2.) 22 Aug 2018 08:41:31
How many players are we allowed to register for group stage that have already played in Europa league.

3.) 22 Aug 2018 09:11:37
No limit.

4.) 22 Aug 2018 09:59:54
ok that's good then. we need at least another centre half pronto before katic or goldson get suspended or injured. could look to croatia or somewhere like that again, seems to be plenty of untapped talent out there.

5.) 22 Aug 2018 10:53:23
trencin aren’t the champions! Do a bit of research pal.

6.) 22 Aug 2018 10:57:17
Looking at your past posts as well duty calls and I think you need your head checked 😂 how anyone can take you seriously I don’t know!



16 Jul 2018 19:04:27
Striker Fran Sol of Willem II seems to be on our radar, according to a Dutch guy I know who works in Spain. He doesn't know much about football, admittedly, but in his job he meets people, hears things. anyone know anything about this guy?


1.) 16 Jul 2018 19:48:49
Not sure but my family live in tilburg home too Willem II, il get on the jungle drums

2.) 16 Jul 2018 20:08:20
Just seem you tube clips penalty box striker decent in air!

3.) 16 Jul 2018 22:18:17
Anyone know if Cardoso is training with us or is he back in Portugal looking for a club?

4.) 16 Jul 2018 22:56:26
fran sol does look decent in the air but.

his names ortiz and he’s spanish. that give me the fear!?

5.) 16 Jul 2018 23:30:03
Might be worth a punt this Fran Sol who is Spanish and started at Real Madrid, scored 20 goals last season including three against PSV and a couple against FC Twente, scored against Ajax and is valued around 2m, I think 20 goals in his 37 games played is a good return as the Dutch league is about par with ours.

6.) 17 Jul 2018 00:36:58
Trev no7 I didn't know he was Spanish but it would fit in with my source who is Dutch and works in Madrid as a journalist. And buzultra's info makes me curious as to whether there is actually mileage in the rumour he shared with me. Seems to be a pretty sharp striker, this boy.

7.) 17 Jul 2018 00:41:32
The Dutch league is not on par with ours. It’s miles better. Ajax just reached a European final last season.

8.) 17 Jul 2018 03:01:57
He turned down Burnley and Cardiff. Rumoured to also have turned down a host of other clubs in Europe because he wants to return to Spain. Probably a non-starter for this guy

9.) 17 Jul 2018 08:16:04
Like CD ranger, i watched fran sol's goals on YouTube. He looks an accomplished finisher, that's for sure!

10.) 17 Jul 2018 09:11:27
Sol was invited down to watford and rejected them also he said they were nothing special and he wants a move to a winning team. Come and join the winning team RFC

11.) 17 Jul 2018 09:48:30
Just watched the goals on you tube there and the guy fran sol looks a pretty good goalscorer-good in the air scores with both feet and certainly knows where the goal is hope there is truth in this and go after this guy could be what we r missing

12.) 17 Jul 2018 09:53:01
This guy looks calibre of the Jellyfish. Yes please

13.) 17 Jul 2018 10:51:48
He wants to go to la liga either seville or rayo vallecano

14.) 17 Jul 2018 22:05:36
After seeing this evening what our options are up front, I really hope my man in Madrid has heard right!



13 Jul 2018 18:47:19
I've just returned from business in Liverpool where a senior LFC employee told me at a non-football related lunch that the word is Gerrard was 'astounded' at the lack of talent at Ibrox, the drastic shortage of fitness of most of the squad and the shambolic manner in which the club's admin and media areas are run. He cited Mark Allen as the only professional in the place and said the club needs a 'deep clean'. I believe the guy.


1.) 13 Jul 2018 19:26:41
Sounds about right to me

2.) 13 Jul 2018 19:49:16
I should add that in this bloke's opinion, Gerrard would rely heavily on his old club's expertise over the coming months and one phrase attributed to Gerrard was that there was no 'oomph' about Ibrox and that he would have to energise the place. I really don't think Gerrard knew the real size of the task he's taken on.

3.) 13 Jul 2018 19:50:41
Sounds bang on

4.) 13 Jul 2018 20:01:52
Don’t believe he was slating the club like that for a minute, wouldn't be very professional would it and from what I have seen is Gerrard is very professional, and not really the way to get the players playin for him is it.

5.) 13 Jul 2018 20:52:50
cant say i was overly impressed with the players level of fitness last night players looked knackered last 15 mins

6.) 13 Jul 2018 21:01:27
I think anyone who followed Rangers last season could see that too

7.) 13 Jul 2018 21:06:29
I 100% agree with what u are sayin, but what I don’t believe that Gerrard came out and said that regardless how true it is

8.) 13 Jul 2018 21:54:31
While I doubt Gerrard said these things maybe the guy OP talked to just infered them from a conversation with him?

Not saying I believe what OP said, everything said here has to be taken with a whole shovel full of salt but whether Gerrard said them or not it still rings true.

9.) 13 Jul 2018 21:56:58
Don’t see how saying what he said is slaying the club at all. Simply stating something that’s pretty obvious

10.) 13 Jul 2018 22:10:46
So someone who is a profesional sports would be happy with this, if your boss said your just not that good, u need to give me more, your bringing company down, would that give u a boost at work? No would feel rubbish n n unfair, regardless how we no it’s true, how is he going to get they to play for the team if they thought he said that about them?

11.) 14 Jul 2018 00:39:57
I can believe it was said and I get what you’re saying about “lack of oomph” but for me the major difference is comparing our club to Liverpool atm is like comparing night and day! They play in the premier league in England one of the elite leagues in Europe and just reached the cream of the crop of European football- the champions league, our club plays in a diddy league and couldn’t get past the first round of Europa League last season! Fact is we do need someone to come in who has direction to take our club forward- our club is seeped in greatness but is now clueless on a direction for success! If Gerrard did say this it’s believable, I just hope he is knee deep wanting to fix it- he can’t do it on his own he needs a strong back room staff to help (that’s why Pedro had no chance)
This isn’t a slate on our club more like beginning to fix the problems of making our club great again, this is THE route of our problems
Furthermore this comparison can also be made with THEM, they couldn’t begin to believe they are on any wavelength with any top flight side down south, they’ve been getting away with murder with Brendan Rodgers crew holding their Mickey Mouse operation together for years- a matter of time before they find out they’re not in any better position than us!

12.) 13 Jul 2018 22:33:43
i still think we are bang average team. We have spent nothing on the grand scheme of things.

Shagger is a step up but that's about it.

13.) 13 Jul 2018 23:29:21
Absolute Gumph u talk

14.) 14 Jul 2018 00:19:09
Think that’s pretty obvious from the fact he’s letting loads of players go. Pretty sure he’s sat them down and said thanks but no thanks. No matter how nicely he puts it’s he’s still saying most of them aren’t good enough and that’s because it’s true

15.) 14 Jul 2018 08:54:45
Loads of players go? There’s not that many that has left

16.) 14 Jul 2018 09:39:18
14 player have left and I would think a few more to follow if we can off load them, I'd say that's quite a lot would you not chipsandgravy?

17.) 14 Jul 2018 12:20:40
The ones that really need to go is
Fod looks to be goin
That’s ones that were in about first team
And a few of what you talki are away on loan so hardly gon as they will be back

18.) 14 Jul 2018 13:15:12
I think we have to get rid of the deadwood at all levels of the running of the club


ADMIN, Media and Marketing should be one of the priorities at this massive club

A Club the size of Rangers should be ran properly and only time will tell whether Dave King is even fit for purpose as he has also made a few cock ups of his own!

On the transfer front he is doing okay but then you have to look at lots more from youth right up to Advertising and getting the branding right out there

We also need proper and I mean proper scouting for overseas and not just in the UK

19.) 14 Jul 2018 13:22:40
chips and gravy, steak pie, pie and bovril, chilli n achos? are you all the same guy? starvin now!

20.) 14 Jul 2018 15:55:54
Just the one account for me brian, totally different views to these dudes!
SG obviously is very professional at what he does but it would be very unprofessional to say someone is up to the job if they are not or to say there doing well when there not! Players need to know that if they ain't good enough they will be gone, only way to keep them performing week in week out! He's got to be ruthless if he wants to win things, something with previous managers have lacked over the past few seasons!

21.) 14 Jul 2018 16:41:28
He has let loads go and he wants more to go. He’s not there to make players that aren’t good enough feel wanted

22.) 15 Jul 2018 09:31:31
was at the skhupi game. rangers players looked unfit, either a result of overworked training from a new eager manager or just lack of real fitness training from previous manager only time will tell. i'm assuming the later and giving stevie g the benefit of the doubt. from the look of the game we still need center forward, (hopefully omar up to it) but not convinced from youtube. and a central ball playing midfielder hopefully lassana. so it does look like gerrard addressing the issues in team. the 2 main positives from the game . we won the ball back quickly apart fromjust after ht. and middleton wow impressed keep it up.




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05 Aug 2018 01:33:52
I keep reading on here that young Middleton should be thrown into the team and left there and nonsense like kids don't suffer from burnout, and if they're good enough they're old enough. This is usually accompanied by examples like Messi and Derek Johnstone among others. In Messi's first two seasons in the first team squad aged 18 and 19, he played just 25 games (just 7 in his first season) . DJ, a big strong boy, played 17 times in his first season. I could go on. The point is, of Middleton makes a dozen starts out of 50 or so this season, we should be delighted as that would be a major sign that he was getting there. And youngsters do suffer burnout. I've seen it so many times, even boys who were burnt out by 18 with all the demands on them. Leave the lad alone and let the coaches get the best from him and gradually introduce him to the top level. We've got a player here, I'm positive of that.


1.) 05 Aug 2018 10:12:44
Guid post man 👍.

2.) 05 Aug 2018 11:41:24
I agree, a problem we've had at Rangers for a long while is burning out our good young players.

We see a good young player, throw him into the team as a first team regular and he'll either sink or swim, it's far better to introduce them gradually and build them up than just throwing them in and hoping for the best.

Poster child for this is John Fleck but there's plenty of others who were given a regular first team spot instead of integrated to the first team gradually.

3.) 05 Aug 2018 11:46:36
Totally agree. We need a squad and competition so we can put the young lads in if they're performing but take them out of the limelight when they're struggling, without it affecting the dynamics of the team.



20 Jul 2018 19:38:04
Some of you will know that I'm a regular visitor to Liverpool through work and I have one or two close friends and good contacts there. I'm told this boy Kent is a top talent and he's been given a 5-year contract by Klopp. If their assessments are correct, we may have just taken another wee step forward. Keep up the good work, Stevie.


1.) 20 Jul 2018 21:14:30
Dutycalls surely you should be setting your standards higher than a Liverpool reserve who can’t get a game for Bristol City?

2.) 20 Jul 2018 23:25:29
Under what budget Baz the bear? Bristol City can probably offer more wages and transfer fees that we can offer, some clubs just work for some players and i’ll Judge the boy myself on performances for us, over to the lad!

3.) 21 Jul 2018 00:43:57
Baz maybe you should realise Scottish football is in the gutter and unless we are paying stupid wages then top talent ain’t coming here.

You’ve not even seen the boy play for us yet and you’re alresdy greeting. Maybe you should lower your expectations rather than having a go at the OP for being optimistic (god forbid) .

4.) 21 Jul 2018 01:03:48
As I said, Baz, the guy has been given a 5 year contract by Klopp so obviously the coaching staff at Liverpool believe he has a big future. That will do for me, along with Gerrard's judgement and not some toerag manager of some tit team.

5.) 21 Jul 2018 09:03:29
Just highlighting dutycalls has double standards.

He slagged off Lafferty and Moult, both proven goalscorers up here and said we should be raising our standards.

Seems to contradict himself about standards so just pointing that out.

I think the lad Kent will be a great addition. In my original post I also said if we had 3 million to spend we should push the boat out for a centre forward.



15 Jul 2018 18:25:30
Good to see our Under 19s have won the FC Viktoria tournament in the Czech Republic. Our youngsters are certainly being properly groomed these days.


1.) 15 Jul 2018 19:06:44
I’m on holiday and was watching it with a mixed crowd, even the Croatian fans were agreeing? The OP has meme lost for words, I though he was at the wind up?

2.) 15 Jul 2018 20:13:27
Astounding. Some of our fans disagree that our under 19s are doing well and have won a prestigious tournament! Or maybe there's an infestation of idiots?

3.) 15 Jul 2018 20:34:03
Is that muppet Murty involved with the under 19?

4.) 16 Jul 2018 08:15:55
"Muppet Murty" you really don't have a clue, -this is a guy who's very good at his job I. e. discovering young footballers with potential and developing that potential-look at recent youth team results and how do you think we got Middleton? . He also seems a decent and honourable man.

5.) 16 Jul 2018 10:45:39
Yately show some respect. He is one of us

6.) 16 Jul 2018 15:31:10
Agree jboy good at his job with dev elopement teams. Never a first team manager but he should never have been thrown in at deep end to begin with?



31 May 2018 14:46:55
I was speaking to a former associate who works in the media in Liverpool and he says that Gerrard's stated playing philosophy was what he described as the TIE method: Technique, Intensity, Energy. That's what he was teaching Liverpool youths and that's what he'll bring to us. My friend also said Gerrard has that presence about him that makes people want to do as he asks, that he is a motivator, and doesn't suffer fools at all. Can't wait!


1.) 31 May 2018 15:37:54
His style will mirror that the current Liverpool philosophy. I just hope the board keep there promise to fund the players that will be good enough to play to this style and tempo.

2.) 31 May 2018 18:39:46
dutycalls/ scotty113 reading your posts regarding energy and tempo, training on Gullane sands comes to mind, i. e. Jock Wallace training.

3.) 31 May 2018 19:58:25
TIE method: Technique, Intensity, Energy. Absoulutly lovin this Stevie has brought some buzz to our club . he cannot fail. it will not happen that he fails



08 Dec 2017 09:40:54
The club's statement is quite clear. Rangers asked Aberdeen permission to speak to McInnes to assess his willingness to consider the job. The answer in a statement from Aberdeen was that at this stage in his career, it would be best for him to remain in his current post. We asked, they put it to him, he soiled his pants with fright and said no. Rangers manager? Never in a million years.





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22 Sep 2018 13:21:02
Gibby, if I'm stupid for saying exactly the same as you, what does that make you? Imbecile springs to mind.




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22 Sep 2018 01:02:18
I think RANGERS might have a star on their hands. Scotland? Who cares?




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19 Sep 2018 23:45:06
Kazmania, please do a wee bit reading before you post. Peat said it was a club chairman and neither Desmons nor Lawell are, or ever have been, chairman of the personie Board.




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19 Sep 2018 18:58:18
It was Thompson, firing bullets made in Parkhead.




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13 Sep 2018 15:10:13
Apart from the fact that it's three days old it's a load of rubbish.





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25 Sep 2018 23:15:47
I was there, Bankie, and it certainly was a cold place for us even in our famous victory. Attacked by police, not just inside the ground but in the city centre too, where many bars refused to serve supporters. We were staying in Lloret de Mar so we didn't hang about for long. Since then, business, pleasure and Rangers have taken me back there at least a dozen times and I've yet to find any bar that is in any way 'Rangers minded' but plenty of the other kind.




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25 Sep 2018 18:41:52
Medumbe hasn't 'emerged', he is still a wee boy and a long, long way away from the first team. He's not even included in the squad for the Ayr game, while other kids are. Whether or not Hardie leaves us - which he probably will - it won't be because of Medumbe.




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25 Sep 2018 17:50:09
Barcelona is a cold place for Rangers fans. In more than a dozen visits I've never found anything closely resembling a Rangers pub. However, some sports bars might show it if you ask.




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24 Sep 2018 13:45:46
Kazmania, have you been stealing supercooper11's exclamation marks? Agree with the rest of your post!




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23 Sep 2018 17:36:34
You're right, Kazmania, and I'm sure Gerrard feels exactly the same. We've had a smashing week with two excellent performances in what could have been very difficult circumstances, but as far as the league goes, we've merely played for 18 points out of a total of 114. We're on a high right now and we all pray it will continue, but if wee setbacks occur, let's not fall back into negative mode again. As the man said, trophies are won in May, not September. And today surely Morelos shut his detractors up for good, my man of the match in a team that produced an all-star performance. I still can't believe that Stevie G has been here for a mere four months and what he has achieved in that short time is nothing short of remarkable.