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12 Jun 2017 10:43:43
BBC sport - Pedro hopes to concluded Dorrans deal in the next 48 hours.

IMO Dorrans signing would be the pick of the bunch. Excellent pedigree with playing the majority of his days at the highest level and at 30 still has a good few years to offer.


1.) 12 Jun 2017 12:31:36
I read somewhere that Dorrans had a 96% pass success ratio in the championship this year. Outstanding player.

2.) 12 Jun 2017 13:50:43
I'd prefer McArthur - he was in the papers a few months ago saying he would love to play for us. He would be my first choice but don't get me wrong Dorrans will be brilliant for us.

3.) 12 Jun 2017 17:22:22
Dorrans isn't outstanding lol

4.) 12 Jun 2017 18:39:10
not that i like to praise that lots players but commons was a solid championship attacking mid. came up here, banged them in and won player of the year. i rate dorrans higher than him!

5.) 12 Jun 2017 19:02:02
Dorrans IS outstanding compared to haliday

6.) 12 Jun 2017 22:18:12
I'm outstanding compared to Halliday
We'll struggle to offload him! All about the money



22 May 2017 23:24:12
Naismith a done deal - source, Charlie Miller at recent speakers night.


1.) 22 May 2017 23:38:30
So Charlie miller knows everything happening inside kbrox seriously. Only when the club announces deals should we believe them to be true. Otherwise we would have 10'0000 players on our books.

2.) 23 May 2017 00:51:13
Sorry James. I'll refrain from posting rumours on this rumours page shall i. And for the record, I never stated Miller knew all the goings on within Ibrox but a former player with ties to the club personally telling me a deals done is worth sharing with fellow fans.

3.) 23 May 2017 01:12:52

Naismith deal is already done, Charlie miller is spot on

I posted weeks ago it was a done deal, as I heard through a member of his family who was working in my neighbours house

4.) 23 May 2017 12:37:20
Most people are only happy on here if you post a story that's already happened. Apparently have no understanding of what rumour means

5.) 24 May 2017 03:38:42
Sorry but I don't believe naismith is back any man with any credit to himself would be ashamed to enter ibrox again after what he said .



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.




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29 Oct 2017 11:03:09
Great performance, especially second half. Thought Morelos work rate was excellent the whole game. The midfield were first to every ball, Tav was excellent going forward and McCrorie was a standout. As for Miller, 2 goals and led by example. Credit to Murray and the players. Finally something positive to talk about.


1.) 29 Oct 2017 23:24:47
thank goodness someone else has at last something positive to say about tavernier,



07 Jun 2017 16:20:36
No messing about by Pedro and the board. Alves, Jack, Dalcio and Cardoso all signed, Pena joining pending a work permit, Herrera and Dorrans might drag on a bit, particularly the Dorrans one but early indications are good. Strengthened in key areas (central defence and midfield) and a good mix of ages with Alves having bags of experience, Jack and Cardoso have their best years ahead of them and Dorrans having played at the highest level for the majority of his career.

I can still see a couple on top of the afore mentioned coming in, think going for the likes of Walker and Cummings at this stage would be idea as the pressure would be off these lads with more focus on the more lucrative signings, would let them settle n hopefully develop into key players for years to come.

Rossiter and Kranjcar will be like 2 new signings too and with that our midfield looks (on paper) as strong and competitive as it has done for a number of years. What a great feeling seeing the way we're going about our business in the transfer market. Well done Dave King, the board and Pedro.


1.) 07 Jun 2017 17:35:25
Assuming that it not Rangers supporters who disagree with you!



04 Jun 2017 21:58:07
Pictures of Herrera at Cardiff Airport doing the rounds on social media. Make of that what you will.


{Ed039's Note - pics at Glasgow airport too



01 Jun 2017 22:48:09
Wow, Dave King and the rest of the board deserve tremendous credit for the feelings generated over the past couple of days amongst us fans. Alves and Jack signed, Pena looks nailed on to join for a pretty significant fee and surely more to follow. It's a stark contrast from 6 months ago when our only business was the loan signings of Toral and Hyndman but. Clearly the board didn't trust Warburton and did a great job refusing to give him any more money to waste, as frustrating as it was at the time, here and now it looks like they've got it spot on. Pedro looks to have a significant budget which I'm sure wouldn't have been available if we spent in January. Positive times ahead, looking forward to seeing our team take shape over the coming weeks.


1.) 02 Jun 2017 07:06:09
Absolutely agree. The Board have wanted to put in investment but were hamstrung by the AGM vote which meant that they couldn't increase their shareholdings or introduce new investors without Ashley being given the opportunity to buy more shares. Once Ashley is out of the way, the soft loans will be converted to shares and as a club, we will be debt free. We will also have a significant increase in our earnings from the Retail side of things.

We are signing quality players and funds are obviously being made available. Well done to the Board.

Next season our team will be much stronger, Celtic will be at the same level and Aberdeen will be significantly weaker. I can't wait for next season.

2.) 02 Jun 2017 11:57:11
Can't agree more j1985. We are a work in progress but on an upwards trajectory as per the 5 year plan set out by the board.

There is a good feeling just now but we won't get it all our own way - a cup win and 2nd within 12 points would be a good realistic target for the coming season (although it would be nice to win the league but unrealistic)

Disappointing that none of the many naysayers have appeared on here to share some positive thoughts - as usual they are waiting on the sidelines for our first few bad performances so they can jump straight back in and say "told you so"




06 May 2017 18:11:06
So lads, what's your thoughts on what formation Pedro will play next season? That's him went 4-1-2-1-2 a couple of times against Celtic but away to Aberdeen he went more 4-3-3. I personally don't like the diamond midfield setup as I like a good winger in a team but if that's the route Pedro is going down then so be it.

That leads me to another point regarding the recruitment in the summer. If that is the shape he's going for then Weiss, Naismith and McLean would be pointless signings. Rossiter should be fit to take that holding midfielder position and Kranjcar will be available to play the attacking midfield role so really all we are after is two central midfielders, one of which I hope is Ryan Jack. Wilson looked like a different player prior to the old firm double header, I honestly think he deserves a chance to partner a new centre half next season, Wallace/ Beerman are fine at left back, Hodson/ Tavernier should be kept to cover both full back positions if Pedro brings in this boy from Mexico. I'd go for Cummings and another centre forward to play together and also alongside Miller at times, also Dodoo is an option to play up top, Mckay would flourish central so there may be an opportunity for him to fight for that position with Kranjcar and Windass and Holt are OK cover for central midfield. So in summary, I reckon 6 signings in the summer is adequate, I'm concerned Pedro will go for quantity over quality if he's allowed to and we should have learnt lessons from MW last summer.


1.) 06 May 2017 18:48:56
you can't really judge what formation he will go with going from what he has done with the current team. You can only use the players at your disposal which doesn't give him many options at the moment.

my formations for next season would be 5-2-3 in europe with 2 WBs almost making it a 3-4-3

In SPL would either go with 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-3-2 depending on who we are playing.

2.) 06 May 2017 18:56:51
Pedro said at the presser he likes having a squad of 22, 23 players max.

3.) 06 May 2017 19:23:10
4-4-2 or 4-3-2-1 for league

3-5-2 for europe if we get there

4.) 06 May 2017 21:40:11
Why go on about Rossiter getting fit to play? Wishful thinking he'll ever play as I see it. Mystery illness by way of mystery explanation without end. Give up on the idea he'll play for Rangers.

5.) 06 May 2017 22:19:16
Is it just me that doesn't think Kranjcar is the answer for the attacking mid position? I think he'll be a good squad player to have and will play well against the smaller teams in the league but I just don't think he has it in the big games. Even back in his prime in the premiership he never seemed to play well against the bigger teams.

6.) 07 May 2017 10:33:19
Here's somebody who thinks Cummings, Jack, McKay, Windass and Holt are better options than Naismith and Weiss! I despair.

7.) 07 May 2017 10:38:06
I wouldn't give Dodoo the time of day. his attempt at holding the ball up last Sat was embarrassing.

8.) 07 May 2017 11:09:26
Im with u on that 1 Stu. no doubt he'd be a good squad player but i think for all the ability he's got he plays at a slow pace which is what we need to try and weed out our game and start playing at a higher tempo all over the park.




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23 Oct 2017 20:42:11
Motherwell went two up top and pressed high the whole game and we went long far too many times and with Morelos playing the lone striker role the ball was just coming back. Motherwell targeted Cardoso and the whole game with long and diagonal balls and he was getting beaten in the air time after time (as he has been all season) .

Pena was non existent and how he came our for the second half I'll never know. Pedro sets and example on the touchline and that translated onto the pitch with indiscipline. For me, Morelos was lucky to stay on the park yesterday, his tackle in the first half was ridiculous and ill discipline a few times after that could have seen him go IMO.

I never saw the Cardoso incident as I was at the game and never saw the Alves/ Moult one clearly either so can't comment but if we can take anything from yesterday it's that Pedro isn't the man for us and Moult should be our no. 1 target come Jan.




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29 Jul 2017 13:16:17
Anyone who saw him rip us to bits at Tyncastle last season would agree that he's the right type of player we need to compete this season.

He's strong, industrious, has good pace, can deliver from wide, can strike a ball well and at 24 he has his best years ahead of him. An absolute no brainer.

Can help but think if his name was Juan Walker and playing for a mid table Portuguese side the same fans discrediting the boy would be telling us the he is a wee hidden gem.




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12 Jul 2017 15:49:51
I like the look of Rossiter, industrious, physical and composed on the ball. He'll be a 7/ 10 week in, week out by the looks of it which is exactly what we need in that position. Jack is very similar. Perhaps Pedro will go with these 2 sitting with Dorrans and Candeis either side of Pena in a 4231 formation with Miller/ Herrera rotating as the lone striker.




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09 Jul 2017 14:11:39
At 30 Dorrans is nowhere near past it, having a sell on value has no relevance at all, if we went and signed Zlatan tomorrow it'd be the biggest signing in our history and certainly a "marquee" signing but he'd have no sell on value so I suppose you'd be as negative as you are with Dorrans. The fact that he's a bluenose is an bonus, his quality as a player is what makes him a cracking signing.




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08 Jul 2017 23:28:41
@caw2 you don't think Dorrans is a marquee signing, really? A player with his vast premiership experience and at 30 he's still got a few good years in his prime. Of course he's a marquee signing for us.

I'd love to know who you'd put in a bracket of a marquee signing if you don't see Dorrans as one.





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30 Dec 2017 00:12:52
I was thinking about Michael Laudrup a few months ago and curiosity led me to do a wee online search. Looks like he has some serious issues with his involvement with an agent friend. Apparently Laudrup would only sign players represented by this friend of his and the authorities are investigating both men at present. This is maybe why he hasn't been considered for some jobs in Europe over the past couple of years.




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06 Dec 2017 08:07:38
No brainer if you ask me, if Ashley want to pump his millions into our club and it achieves us success then I'm all for it.

Let's not forget Ashley struck a deal with us previously which made great business sense for him. He's a successful businessman and the deal wasn't personnel in terms of damaging Rangers, our board at the time need to take the flack for agreeing to such a deal in the first place.

He could invest a fraction of what he's done at Newcastle and get us back to where we should be, challenging Celtic and CL football.




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09 Nov 2017 08:47:34
McCrorie and Soutar would be a great partnership at centre half for Scotland wee bear, great shout. Can't help but think whoever takes the job full time will still persist with the likes of Berra, Mulgrew, Hanley etc. Tierney looks like he could play anywhere, including centre half, why not a back 3? Tierney left side of the 3 and Roberton at left wing back. A lot of young players but bags of experience, particularly Tierney and Roberton.




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04 Nov 2017 21:49:22
Agree 100% with Kevin Thompson being involved. Terrific player and the right mentality to instill it in the player he coaches.

As for your question, I'd have to say Barry Ferguson. He came through the ranks at Rangers so knows what it takes to make it and as for technique there is few players to have played for us in my lifetime who had the ability Ferguson had, particularly during his first spell.




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12 Jul 2017 15:54:55
Wallace is no Barry Ferguson, he'll come off second best (as he should) if that's the case. Ferguson v PLG was all about Rangers, not personal grievances and ultimately the saga between Barry and PLG led to Walter returning and subsequently success followed thereafter. A captain who cared for the club, not a captain concerned about days off.