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17 Feb 2017 11:18:43
Kevin Muscat as manager and Craig Moore as director of football being rumoured in the press.


1.) 17 Feb 2017 11:42:42

2.) 17 Feb 2017 13:00:39
Outrageous nonsense

3.) 17 Feb 2017 20:22:11
the same craig moore who prioritised a socceroos WC qualifier against Tonga or was it the Solomon Islands - and effectively refused to play for us in a crucial CL qualifier.

I wldnt let him anywhere near Ibrox ever again

We need an experienced manager / coach who is mentally strong and able to cope with the relentless pressure and high standards that come with managing a club of our size



10 Feb 2017 21:26:16
Get yer money on De Boer lads as the next manager.

I first posted this rumour early December and since it has gathered some traction with Ronald De Boer even acknowledging the link in the media.


1.) 11 Feb 2017 10:33:14
Not likely. He likes cash to buy players.



08 Jan 2017 17:59:55
Ravel Morrison on our radar apparently, Just passing on a rumour but can't help think someone has seen he's available on a free and made this one up. surely Warburton wouldn't go there after Barton.


1.) 08 Jan 2017 21:29:58
The lad Morrison is genuinely talented but he is bad news. Terrible attitude at training. Look at the amount of clubs he has been at already.



05 Jan 2017 16:26:44
Hearing Warburton is looking at Orzturk at Hearts as a potential January signing.

The source of this rumour is from a lad who told me Frank De Boer was keen on the managers role with us if Warburton was to go, obviously nothing has came of this but he seems to have various contacts in Holland who are close to Rangers.

Apparently there is an ongoing issue with his contract and is within our budget. Don't know what the situation is but I was impressed with him the season we came up against them in the championship and last season in the SPFL and at 23/ 24 he has potential sell on value.

What you think fellow bears and can anyone let us know if this rumour is doing the rounds elsewhere?


1.) 05 Jan 2017 16:35:20
He seems pretty solid, that's the main thing.

2.) 05 Jan 2017 17:46:50
Surely we should be aiming higher than him, no offence, I would take Toral and also big lafferty back.

3.) 05 Jan 2017 18:34:42
Harhun he's a really good centre half for what I've seen plus he had a terrific partnership with Wilson at Hearts, certainly better than Kiernan and like I mentioned before at 23 relatively young with his best years ahead of him. unlike Hill who has been decent for us but is very much a short term fix.

4.) 05 Jan 2017 18:55:48
I hear the rumours that Steven Naismith
Is a potential loan move back to ibrox
Have any use boys heard this.

5.) 05 Jan 2017 21:03:55
Bringing in Ozturk and selling Kiernan for #2m would be a good deal!

6.) 06 Jan 2017 01:56:41
Arnaud Djoum Is the only player that Hearts have that's got potential. CDM that's strong, quick and got an eye for a pass. I've only seen him against us. Anyone else got an opinion?

7.) 06 Jan 2017 08:37:33
Your kidding? You don't think nicholson, Patterson or souttar have potential? They would walk into our team. Rherras is a class defender as well.

8.) 06 Jan 2017 09:11:13
Djoum usually plays off the striker warbtheone

9.) 06 Jan 2017 09:58:48
Class cee? Bit much

10.) 06 Jan 2017 10:17:46
Id look good playing against us so i wouldn't read to much into that mate



05 Dec 2016 19:13:00
This is total gossip so don't shoot me down, simply putting it out there.

Was at Glasgow Airport today as I'm supplying plant through my work to the contractor carrying out the infrastructure improvements in and around the airport. Was killing time before my meeting and got chatting to a fellow bluenose at airport security. Apparently he was involved in some capacity with tours put on by Michael Mols and Arthur Numan bringing folk from Holland over to Ibrox (never knew they did this) and through it he got to know a few Dutch lads involved at the other end and they keep in touch regularly via FB. Apparently there is a rumour doing the rounds that Frank De Boer is keeping an eye on the managerial situation at Rangers with a view of throwing his hat in the mix should Warbs leave/ get sacked.

Apparently he was a shoe in for a job in the EPL but it fell through and subsequently ended up at Inter (no a bad consolation) . The job didn't work out for him and he was sacked after like 90 days so he's looking for a club to rebuild his reputation and sees gers as a perfect fit.

Like I said at the start, just a story I heard second hand from a total stranger but worth sharing.


1.) 06 Dec 2016 12:44:14
There is logic to this as if MW was sacked we would look for a manager who shares the same philosophies as MW as I'm lead to believe the 433 system (old Dutch system according to FIFA 16/ 17 lol) is being taught straight through the academies . like with Ajax.

However, If you were looking for a club to 'rebuild your reputation' would you chose a club with nout to spend?

And would he work for the wage MW is currently on?

2.) 06 Dec 2016 14:37:33
Renya, Gio and davie Weir as well as the De Boers will be linked at some point but it's not worth speculating on.

I heard one better. Walter Smith is good friends with Marcello Lippi who always asks about the gers and manages in China.

They've had a good friendship since the early days and that was evident in the transfer activity within Italian football.

Rangers in my opinion though will keep it British if manager change happens.

Another good pal of Walters is Pelligrini who sold us Seb Rozenthal all those years ago and what ever happens Walters connections may be our best hope.

3.) 06 Dec 2016 15:01:55
He's always been my first choice if warbs goes.

4.) 06 Dec 2016 17:08:51
Hilarious stuff guys, we get rid of our managers because his style doesn't work and replace him with a manager with the same ethos and less experience? Really?

5.) 06 Dec 2016 19:49:25
RFCinfinity, i'm a fan of our manager warbs, but don't get your angle when you say frank de boer as a manager has LESS experience than mark warburton. Not true my friend, frank de boer has been a manager a good bit longer than warbs has, and he's also about 8 years his junior!

6.) 08 Dec 2016 11:20:34
Discussed this recently as well as Michael Laudrup, surely through his brothers connections he would be more interested in Rangers than Qatar.

That said these kind of managers want backed, Frank De Boer won't come and work on a shoe string budget, he would want £10m there to spend, which at the moment we cannot provide, maybe when Cashley is gone but not now.

Saying MW is more experienced though is ridiculous as much as I like MW, FDB is a footballing man has been involved his whole life, MW is a city trader who made his money and turned his hobby into a career, he is a man manager but IMO is beginning to show he isn't football manager. He is showing his stubborness or juast plain lack of experience in being unable to actually change anything tactically.

There is no doubt what so ever in my mind that FDB or ML would get more out of the current squad than MW but we simply can't afford or back them right now.

Put it this way I would much rather go into a dressing room at HT 1-0 down with MW there than FDB. 1 will molly coddle you and tell you to work hard and go again in the 2nd half. The other would give you a swift left up the rear and make it quite clear that losing is not an option.

7.) 08 Dec 2016 22:03:14
Sometimes Ronny was playing a similar 433 to Rodgers but the difference is a couple of good additions to the squad and the ability to change it if necessary, a good manager can get the best out of underperforming players, broony, rogic, Armstrong and even Izzy and Gordon have all been playing much better under Brendan . Warbola is your Ronny, and you never know de Boer could be your Rodgers.




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12 Mar 2017 21:19:22
Thought wee Hodson was really good today, has to start ahead of Tavernier at full back going forward, he's not put a foot wrong for us since he's joined and today came up against probably the most prolific winger this season, Sinclair, and never gave him a sniff. Defensively does a job and he's no Cafu going forward but he's a solid 7/ 10 week in, week out.

I was concerned with Hyndman and Holt in the middle of the park today as we looked really lightweight on paper but the two of them did a turn. Mckay wasn't in the game at and I'm sure the new manager would have been underwhelmed with that performance but the boy is a genuine match winner and I'm sure he'll contribute more positives than negatives for the remainder of the season. Apart from one instance Where he lost Dembele, I thought Wilson did well, has to be a better option than Kiernan.
All in all, Murty has got more from our boys in a month than our previous manager could all season and immense credit is due and if Pedro can build on today then the remainder of the season should be much more enjoyable than our experience under Warburton.
Finally some positives!


1.) 12 Mar 2017 22:15:36
Agree with most of what you say pal except your comments about Wilson. The guy is a total liability and misjudged long punts up the park on a number of occasions culminating in the Hill v Griffiths tangle in the box. Dembele got behind him to get a poor shot away in the first half. He's a lazy player at best and I'd personally have Keirnan ahead of him any day of the week.

2.) 13 Mar 2017 07:41:43
Kiernan is rank rotten and if we are ever to progress he needs to go. Cannot believe after the countless mistakes he makes that people still want him in the team. First thing the new manager will have to do is scout a no nonsense centre half maybe 2 and make it harder to score against us

3.) 13 Mar 2017 10:12:01
What about Clint Hill for their goal? Holt loses it and Clint drops 5 yards onto his own 6 yard line rather than go to Armstrong.

Our centrebacks are all not good enough to play together, none imposing or strong.



27 Feb 2017 19:17:03
I really don't get the negativaty towards Barry Ferguson. To weigh up the pros and cons I see the positives outweighing the negatives with regards to Barry becoming our new boss, particularly if someone with the credentials of Ross Wilson is instilled as DoF.

He's a Rangers man through and through, knows the club and the expectations our support demand, his ability as a player was phenomenal and if he can transfer that ability through coaching and get one or two real top players of Barrys ilk through his influence it'd be fantastic, he's amassed an enviable network during his playing days that could really enhance our scouting and most importantly his passion for Glasgow Rangers.

Sure his record at Clyde is poor but he's a young guy cutting his teeth in management, some might see that as a negative, I certainly see it as a risk but with the right support behind him I'm confident no one in management today is better placed to be in that dressing room reminding players what playing for Rangers is all about and unlike Warburton failure would not be tolerated under Ferguson.


1.) 27 Feb 2017 19:41:43

What do you think BF will bring to the club. The answer is not being a Rangers man or giving him the job for being a Rangers man. We need to think long term before it's too late if we're not to late at present.

2.) 27 Feb 2017 19:54:50
I think people are losing the plot with the whole "rangers man" crap. Andy Halliday is a "rangers man" and he's one of our worst players. Just because you're loyal to a team means that you'll fit into the role

3.) 27 Feb 2017 20:41:26
He had bags of ability as a player, if he can translate that into coaching he'll be pivotal to player progression which has long term benefits, his contacts in the game can contribute to a wide scouting network that could see us do what Celtic have done so well in the past with the likes of Wanyama and Van Dijk, something again that benefits us long term. Being a Rangers man and knowing the club is important IMO given the obvious lack of passion shown by these players at present but the other points I made were valid however you seem to have just focused on the "Rangers man" section for whatever reason. Why wouldn't he be a good choice in your opinion btw?

4.) 27 Feb 2017 21:15:10
Again, you've only picked up on the point I mentioned about him being a Rangers man and knowing the club and the expectations, the content of my post was more than that alone.

With a good DoF in place who knows what Ferguson could achieve for us as a manager. I for one would love to see it. and not just because he's a Rangers man

5.) 27 Feb 2017 22:34:55
He's a little ned
His record at Clyde speaks for itself
He should have been sacked when he got LeGuen the boot
His behaviour on Scotland duty was ridiculous

6.) 27 Feb 2017 23:59:11
@j1985 - transfer his ability from player to manager? He never managed it at Clyde. What makes you think he can do it at Rangers? Oh aye that's right he's a ' Rangers Man '! Why don't we do something radical instead and appoint on ability?

7.) 28 Feb 2017 01:17:02
Put it this way, henrik Larsson was one of celtics best players ever and knew what it meant to play for them. But I would highly doubt any Celtic fan would want him anywhere near being their manager at any point.

Barry Ferguson was a brilliant player and showed great passion for us but so do our fans every single week. You just had to look at the Inverness game to see that. So if people think that someone passionate like ferguson will shout at the players and gee them up then they are obviously forgetting what the fans are there for.

I would much rather have someone who knows their tactics and can develop youth, two things that ferguson hasn't showed he can do yet. The main thing is to get a manager that turns the team into a structured team and plays players in their proper positions.

Instead of this crap were waghorn is on the wing when he's clearly a striker and Andy Halliday as a defensive midfielder, the list goes on. I could see ferguson as an assistant manager but that would be as big a role as I would go with him.



18 Sep 2016 23:02:00
General discussion lads, how do you all feel about the potential new criteria Uefa are trying to push through for to qualify for the Champions league?

The big leagues (England, Spain, Germany and Italy) getting 4 automatic entries.

Personally, I'm raging about the whole thing. The champions league. yet 12 out of 16 automatic entries are not champions of their domestic leagues.

Uefa are obviously keen to maintain relations with the likes of Barca, Madrid, Munich, Man Utd etc but it's to the deprement of clubs like Celtic, Benfica, Ajax. all former winners of the competition. I truly believe Uefa are terrified that the big clubs will break away and form their own exclusive competition backed with the TV companies and sponsors.

Would this call for the discussion of a North Atlantic league again if the big clubs do break away? Could the likes of ourselves, Celtic, Ajax. Psv, Benfica, Sporting and Porto etc all be excluded from the CL as a result of lack of opportunities to qualify?


1.) 19 Sep 2016 03:21:25

We are so far away from Champions League we should not worry about this.

Celtic are a uefa cup team and gave us a sore botty

We will not be in Champions leauge with current format or new for at least 10 years ( bearing minor miracle)

Lets focus on the SPL where in time we can have success.

A love to dream but a feel too much pressure is put on the boys by John Lennons, a do it maself some times lol.

2.) 19 Sep 2016 05:14:57
Good post mate its something that I have been thinking about lately and my main worry is that in a couple of years all going well we are strong enough to take the title and the European place that goes with it will there even been a competition for us to enter in my opinion money talks and the big leagues will win the day and the rest of us will be playing in a mediocre euro cup with little TV/ sponsorship financial backing! Money is ruining football!

3.) 19 Sep 2016 08:32:50
I wouldn't say celtic are a Europa league team, they are half descent and a lot better than some of the teams in the group stages this year.

4.) 19 Sep 2016 09:18:55
Blueblood, don't worry sir I'm not delusional, I know we're nowhere near the champions league, like I said it's purely a general discussion. As much as it pains me to see our rivals rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barcelona and City, it's their right as league champions to be there. With Uefa and the potential new criteria qualification will be tougher than ever, more qualifiers against tougher opposition, missing out will diminish clubs financially and from there it'll be a vicious cycle.

Nic, your spot on mate. The smaller European leagues will be neglected whilst the big boys call the shots. For me if the champions league becomes a closed shop then there's real cause for a break away European league.

5.) 19 Sep 2016 10:36:01
IT hasn't been the champions league for years now, I'm sorry but Celtic shouldn't have to qualify, they should be there for being champions of Scotland, it's a joke, it's all about more money for the big leagues and hee-haw for the rest.



16 Sep 2016 18:57:51
Putting all this Barton bust up to one side, on a positive note I've just watched Josh Windass in his press conference from yesterday and I'm really impressed with the boy. For such a young guy, he came across really well, intelligent, humble and handled the press extremly well. Great attitude. He could be an absolute star for us this season, showing real promise with his pace and being direct on the ball in the few games I've seen him in. Hopefully Crooks has a similar attitude and equal potential.




11 Sep 2016 19:01:02
Neil McCann made a great observation at half time yesterday regarding our goal. The movement of Miller and Garner was that of a strike pairing. He was absolutly spot on. Miller peeled off back stick, cushioned a header into a dangerous position and there's Garner with something to throw himself at. Really good goal.

General question to you all, is the 4-4-2 totally dead in football now?

McCoist/ Hately, Shearer/ Sutton, Cole/ Yorke. all excellent partnerships in the past. Nowadays there's no partnerships around with 2 recognised centre forwards, it's a shame as I'd love to see the return of a 4-4-2 with 2 out and out goalscorers working off each other, 2 wide men hitting the by line on a regular basis and a couple of good ball playing centre mids dictating our play. A 4-4-2 also gives a team more variety, something we lack and something Strachan picked up on post match. The one time we get a good delivery into the box we score.


1.) 11 Sep 2016 20:09:26
I reckon that with the appropriate quality it would still work but for us just now with Miller past his best and no other striker of quality to play alongside Garner not to mention our excuse for a defence we might struggle!

2.) 11 Sep 2016 20:48:32
leicester won the epl playing 442 bud, still a lot of teams use it, we have used it a few times this season.

3.) 11 Sep 2016 22:23:54
We can thank pep Guardiola for the 442 demise! With his boring brand of keep ball! Fergies 442 system was always great to watch, nothing better than 2 main strikers working off each other. I will add another few partnerships in there

Cantona/ Hughes
Sheringham/ Cole
Shearer / ferdinand
Quinn / Phillips

All superb to watch.

4.) 11 Sep 2016 23:51:58
Bhoywonder, Leicester never played with a conventional 4-4-2, Mahrez was closest to Vardy but no alongside him. Rarely, if ever, would they go with say Ulloa partnering Vardy. I'd say 4-4-2 suits Celtic right now with the obvious talent Dembele has and the goals Griffiths contributes and in Forrest and Roberts they have 2 natural wide men, albeit Forrest's delivery is questionable at times. Also, Rogic is a player and has all the attributes IMO to play centre mid in that system (the sooner he gets sold the better)

Scotty, totally agree with the Guardiola comment. The tiki taka or whatever style it's labelled as doesn't do it for me. I've always hated it, thank god for the Germans eh. Bayern sussed Barcelona out I'm the CL and showed the world how to play against it. hence Spains poor world cup in 2014. All the top teams now seem to have that 1 lone striker, there's Chelsea signed the Belgium lad in the summer for £30+m but I bet he and Costa rarely start a game together this season. that's just one example of many. I'm with you mate, BRIMG BACK THE 4-4-2!

5.) 12 Sep 2016 09:00:10
totally agree j1985, MON THE 442.

6.) 11 Sep 2016 22:26:23
The goal was offside watch it.
Garner didn't need to touch the ball it was going in from Kenny header.




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25 Mar 2017 11:51:32
Barry Ferguson was a tremendous footballer, was an inspirational leader and has Rangers at heart.

So, if he can help improve players by passing on advise and techniques that improved him as a player, get the respect of the squad like he did from his teammates when he was a player and has the best interests of our club at heart then there's no better candidate IMO.




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12 Mar 2017 19:40:28
All I was saying is Chelsea losing Drogba, City losing Toure or Liverpool missing Mane is less of a problem for they teams than it would be for us, given the resourced they teams have. For us to lose a key player in January would be much more detrimental given our lack of resources.




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12 Mar 2017 14:33:55
Totally agree, January is a critical time of the season to lose a player to the African Cup of Nations.

No comparison with Drogba IMO. Chelsea have a riches of talent to alleviate the loss of Drogba, we do not.




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12 Mar 2017 14:30:47
Hopefully he was tapping up Kiernan for a move to Norwich




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14 Feb 2017 19:39:47
I'm sceptical of this structure if I'm being honest. I believe the time is right to make a marquee appointment i. e Frank De Boer but it seems the board have different ideas. We're hardly in a position to experiment and this seems like a big risk to me with so many potential issue as well as doubling up on wages.





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12 Mar 2017 13:01:27
It was a great strike in fairness mate. Absolutely no backlift at all. Don't particularly like Wes as a keeper but I think it's harsh blaming him for the goal.




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27 Feb 2017 21:15:10
Again, you've only picked up on the point I mentioned about him being a Rangers man and knowing the club and the expectations, the content of my post was more than that alone.

With a good DoF in place who knows what Ferguson could achieve for us as a manager. I for one would love to see it. and not just because he's a Rangers man




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27 Feb 2017 20:41:26
He had bags of ability as a player, if he can translate that into coaching he'll be pivotal to player progression which has long term benefits, his contacts in the game can contribute to a wide scouting network that could see us do what Celtic have done so well in the past with the likes of Wanyama and Van Dijk, something again that benefits us long term. Being a Rangers man and knowing the club is important IMO given the obvious lack of passion shown by these players at present but the other points I made were valid however you seem to have just focused on the "Rangers man" section for whatever reason. Why wouldn't he be a good choice in your opinion btw?




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12 Feb 2017 20:46:38
@Billyb, think we have a player in Rossiter if he ever gets fit. Halliday is struggling massively at DM and Rossiter is the only player at the club I can see playing that position as Barton is long gone and Crooks is a total unknown and away out on loan anyway.

I reckon Mckay would be absolutely phenomenal playing central, hopefully our new manager gives him a try there, I'd even like to see 2 sitting midfielders behind Mckay in a 4-3-3 (Rossiter and another) . Literally believe the right manager bringing in a defensive midfielder, commanding centre half, consistent winger and long term replacement for Miller at centre forward would see a massive improvement next season.




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12 Feb 2017 13:11:44
If he's good enough then why not. Our current squad isn't good enough to deny a talented youngster like Gilmour an opportunity. Hope the young lad gets a run out at some point.