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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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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.



10 Sep 2016 15:12:48
Barton. Kranjcar and Senderos all let the team down today. 3 experienced players, one send off, one had to be taken off before he was sent off and the other just didn't even turn up. Kiernan was shocking, his distribution was awful. Garner looked decent, won his face share in the air first half and put himself about. Windass was really positive and the only one for me with pass marks. Celtic strolled it, Dembele was terrific. Rogic was linking play well in the first half and Brown never looked troubled by Barton. Better team won. Embarrassmed by that display today.


1.) 10 Sep 2016 16:03:40
Wee message for you j1985,never be embarrassed being a glasgow rangers supporter although we were well beaten today, I was one of our fans who forked out 50quid for a ticket today but I'm disappointed with our performance but never embarrassed to be a glasgow rangers supporter! The one thing this result does do is send out a massive message to mr. dave king to where he needs to be to challenge celtic as they are the benchmark to where we need to be, we need to take our defeat, learn and move on, we are the people and don't let anyone forget it, get behind warbs, sir davie and our team!

2.) 10 Sep 2016 16:21:46
Where on his post does it say he was embarrassed to be a Rangers fan? He said he was embarrassed by the display today.

3.) 10 Sep 2016 16:23:03

Are you in touch with reality mate? Let's learn? It's the same mistakes we continually make in defence and nothing is being done. Your totally delusional mate.

4.) 10 Sep 2016 16:26:57
fair assesment j1985 no heart no fight.

5.) 10 Sep 2016 16:31:34
wallace was embarrassing worst captain in our history, barrie mckay showed him how to play left back.

6.) 10 Sep 2016 16:53:53
No biffo316,I'm a bear who follows my team everywhere through thick and thin how about you, I've given you an accurate assessment of the game today, have I not? We are where we are and need improvement to catch up with them of that there's little doubt, some people at the first sign of trouble should back the club instead of slating everything about the club, through thick and thin my friend, some of our so called fans would do well to remember this!

7.) 10 Sep 2016 16:53:53
Agree Cee, young McKay did better when he went to full back than Wallace and played better there than he did up front. As for Wallace he will never be a leader, doesn't have the character to lift the team when they are struggling and isn't the same player going forward in the SPL.

8.) 10 Sep 2016 17:05:06
Warburtons tactics are poor he insists on playing out from the goalie everytime it isn't possible sometimes but the players know if they don't they are for it and it got rangers in troubke today? His tactics are quirky and predictable short corners subs on the hour mark not clever just smacks of a kid playing footie manager on playstation? As for putting on forrester for kiernan pathetic call just put his players on the park under more pressure resulting in a thrashing. He signed hill but has no confidence putting him on the park. As for senderos and krankjar sums up why they've been in no mans land for the last 4 years?

9.) 10 Sep 2016 17:20:50

Who has slated everything about the club?

10.) 10 Sep 2016 17:30:26

An accurate assessment of the game? Then the usual I'm a bear and go everywhere do you? You also accused a fellow supporter of being shamed to be a Rangers fan when that clearly wasn't the case. Warburton has been found out at this level and his decisions today were astonishing today and his persistence with certain players will be his undoing.

11.) 10 Sep 2016 17:48:15
I'm not embarrassed to be a Rangers fans mate. I am embarrassed by that performance today. I'm embarrassed that Barton couldn't stamp his authority on a game against our biggest rival after the comments he made in the summer, I'm embarrassed at Kranjcar blowing out his arse within half an hour and lunging into tackles whilst on a booking, I'm embarrassed that Kiernan can't play a pass over 10 yards with any accuracy, I'm embarrassed that an experienced defender like Senderos stupidly handles the ball knowing he's going off and most of all I'm embarrassed at Warburtons naivety.

And in light of the damage at Parkhead I'm embarrassed by a minority of fans who have shamed the club. yet again. Total disregard for others property.

Poor day all round.

12.) 10 Sep 2016 18:35:35

Yes mate you clearly stated you were embarrassed by the display and not at being a Rangers fan. It's a pity that the person accusing of that hasn't been big enough to post offering you an apology.

13.) 10 Sep 2016 18:59:42
Wallace worst captain in history don't talk nonsense mate man stood by us through thick and thin fair enough he wasn't at his best today but how you can come away with a comment like that is unbelievable you need to have a word with yourself mate said on here senderos is a joke and proved right the day waste of a jersey.



28 Aug 2016 16:56:34
Has anyone else been underwhelmed with Barton and Kranjcar?

I really thought these 2, particularly Barton, would give us an edge over Celtic in midfield this season but at this point I'd be happier going into the game on the 10th with a midfield 3 of Rossiter, Halliday and Forrester. Kranjcar just isn't fit and we can wait 3 months for him to get up to speed - poor call to sign a guy who has been cruising for a few years now going into our first season back in the SPFL where we can't afford any passengers. As for Barton, he's fit enough and has the ability but that comment he made back in the summer about being better than anyone up here makes me think he's expecting to stroll it - hasn't been the case so far and doubt it will get any easier so either he needs to knuckle down and start showing his qualities or he can drop out for a lad who's never let us down. Andy Halliday.

I'm really concerned about the old firm game given our start and Celtics start to the season. Need a centre half of some quality before the window shuts and hope the occasion inspires the likes of Barton to up their game.


1.) 28 Aug 2016 17:12:17
While I agree that Barton has not been as good as I thought he would have been, he has been better than Rossiter, who in my opinion has been over hyped.

2.) 28 Aug 2016 18:32:36
Kranjcar changed the game against Motherwell although I do agree he needs to get up to speed quickly! rossister has made more of a impact than Barton in my opinion.

3.) 28 Aug 2016 19:30:29
Boss Hogg you must have eyesight like Stevie wonder if you think rossiter is overrated and been worse than Barton.

4.) 28 Aug 2016 21:27:22
Boss hogg you my friend are full of barry white rossiter is a stand out puts in 100% every game he plays.

5.) 28 Aug 2016 21:41:28
The way I see it is that Nico can't be a sub. He struggles to get up to the pacenof the game. I think he has to start games and then maybe be taken off in the 2nd half if he's tiring.

6.) 28 Aug 2016 21:54:10
Personally I've been impressed with Rossiter, particularly on his first start for us. He's a young guy trying to impress and consistency may be an issue this season but I've got far more patience with a young lad like Rossiter than I have for seasoned pros like Barton and Kranjcar.

IMO expectations were that Barton and Kranjcar were going to give us that quality that we needed this season stepping up a division. At this stage I'm not convinced.

7.) 28 Aug 2016 22:20:52
Brogie, rossiter has been average . Maybe not as bad as Barton but I've not saw much to get excited about as yet. Over hyped thus far!

8.) 29 Aug 2016 07:56:03
When Barton made the comment about wanting to be the best player in Scotland and he would boss Brown, i said on here he shouldn't be making comments like that and just do his talking on the park but i was slated for it, people saying he's right to say what he wants etc, yeah ok, where are those people now? the guy has been very mediocre, he NEEDS to produce against celtic.

9.) 29 Aug 2016 08:08:36
Think Rossiter has done ok so far however he hasn't been the superstar some people on here think and thought he was poor against Kilmarnock.

10.) 28 Aug 2016 18:01:00
Agree about Barton but
Kranjcar will come good, you can see what he has to offer already, class player, he creates openings and it's up to others to finish them off.




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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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31 Jan 2017 13:20:34
Supercooper I was told about the De Boer link a few months ago and posted it on here (can't remember exactly when) seems there is a bit of substance to this. If we are to progress I believe we need a manager with the standing of De Boer to do so. In terms of signing players, contacts within the game at the elite level and the "it" factor De Boer ticks all the boxes. The board not investing much this transfer window would have a cynical man thinking it's because Warburton won't be here long term.




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13 Jan 2017 23:56:28
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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.




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03 Jan 2017 00:54:55
It's all about opinions Hugh Jarse and like you did with mine, I respect yours.

Loyalty in football is as rare as a jocky Bjorklund goal nowadays, yeah the club stuck by him through injury but we got a return out of him with a few cracking season's that saw us win numerous honours. As for the here and now, we'd be getting a more experienced player who could really enhance our team so I'd be all for it.





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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.




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12 Feb 2017 13:06:57
I'm pretty confident 4-3-3 would work if the right players were in place. Warburtons recruitment was shocking and that's the reason the formation wasn't successful.




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12 Feb 2017 09:38:06
Warburton had money mate. The board backed him when he was signing all these lads such as Dodoo, Crooks, Windass and Rossiter for development fees, plus a nominal fee for Hodson and over a million and a half on Garner. Not a bad transfer kitty IMO. For all the stick DK and the rest of the board get, after the first half of the season and the impact his new signing made to our team I wouldn't trust him with anything more money.




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11 Feb 2017 13:58:05
Short term fix with De Boer taking charge in the summer. I'd be happy with that mate. He's the type of appointment we need to rival Rodgers appointment at Celtic in the summer.

Can see Mcleish or Davies taking us to the end of the season which I'd be fine with.