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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.



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




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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.



28 Apr 2017 22:06:59
So lads, prediction for tomorrow.

I'd take a draw if it was offered right now. Hopefully Pedro has us well organised as we can't have them stroll it like they did on Sunday. Our midfield was none existent, has to go 4-5-1 IMO.

I'm going 1-1, Hyndman first goal.


1.) 28 Apr 2017 22:16:34


Bates wilson hill

Tavernier hyndman holt beerman
Mckay/ windass
Miller dodoo

2.) 28 Apr 2017 22:50:02
Score JD?

3.) 28 Apr 2017 22:55:06

Why bother playing Windass he is rank rotten and has done nothing for the last 6 months and let's hope some club is stupid enough to take the useless individual off our hands

4.) 28 Apr 2017 23:08:18
Heart says 1-0 gers head says 2-1 them

5.) 28 Apr 2017 23:12:12
Its actually hard to pick out strongest 11 2moro because we're that garbage. tbh i'm just dying to get this game out the way and hopefully look forward to nxt season. anyway good luck 2moro Bears (we'll need it) 😂🔴⚪️🔵

6.) 29 Apr 2017 15:33:21
I think Windass should be given a pre-season and poss till Jan! Some players do take a full season to bed in and the past while at Ibrox has been crazy! Warbs misused the squad I mean look at Holt he's starting to play and Windass was someone we got relatively cheap and I think will be on low wages. He showed promise and I think he deserves a chance to show Caixinha what he's got.
I hope Windass Crooks and Rossiter can all go on to help the Club at very least they coukd prove to be a certain standard and instead of selling them for £100-200k and a pay off the lads could interest Clubs and go for a hell of a lot more!
There have been players down South bought for millions and its not till season after they start playing.
We must also take into account Warbutons method of playing where he totally dented our squads confidence and they did not play to their potential, actually far far from it.



16 Apr 2017 19:19:51
I get the impression young Bates will get the same stick that was directed at players such as Alan Hutton and Charlie Adam from a section of our fans.

He's been part of a defence which hasn't conceded a goal and we've came up against two in form sides in Aberdeen and Thistle, Aberdeen in particular who thrashed Dundee recently. Rather than trying to find fault in the young lad can we not just look at the positives?! He's defended really well at times and Wilson and him look like a real partnership and a partnership which can last beyond this season, something Hill can't offer. Wilson has been excellent recently and I've no doubt it's down to having Bates in there rather than Kiernan who was actually costing us goals with his passing out of defence and switching off at times, something Bates hasn't done since he's came in.

I thought we were terrific defensively against Aberdeen who put us under some real pressure from the start of the second half and we did something we've not been able to do with any other combination at centre half all season and that's keeps the ball out the net. Praise the boy, be optimistic that he can be a long term fix and a fixture in the team for years to come, because to this point he's done nothing to suggest he can't be that player.


1.) 16 Apr 2017 19:54:01

I don't think he will get the same stick. Yeah he has done well since he came in but happen to think due to Hill's experience he should play against them in front of bates. Hill was excellent at Celtic park the last time scored the equaliser and made a superb last ditch tackle to deny Griffiths

2.) 16 Apr 2017 21:37:15
Rangers fans loved hutton and all said adam was a good player if we didn't play him as a left mid. Not really seen much criticism of bates apart from that for such a big game we should maybe go for someone more experienced

3.) 16 Apr 2017 21:46:11
Yes Huey that's my opinion just feel hills experience for this one could be crucial no harm towards big bates done well in his 3 matches although am sorting of contradicting myself a bit because I feel beerman should stay in even if Wallace fit

4.) 16 Apr 2017 23:27:21
I think Beerman should stay in the team BUT imo we have suffered all season because we have not had any quality on the left wing! Therefore I would move Beerman on to the Wing and give Lee the LB position. Lee is a decent player not Captain material tho. At the end of the day I would like to see a team run out at Ibrox with Beerman on the left and Atayaki on the right wing. Sign these lads up long term NOW or we will lose them for peanuts in Jan or end of nxt season.

5.) 16 Apr 2017 23:30:24
I find myself agreeing with both j1985 and bengy25! You both make very good and valid points regarding bates, wilson and hill! No argument here from me guys on your points of view!

6.) 16 Apr 2017 23:50:46
I liked hutton too was gutted when he went to spurs.

7.) 16 Apr 2017 23:52:48
He's been a stand out and it's shown how bad hill and kiernan are when a young boy is stepping up and showing them how to command a defence. He isn't great on the ball who cares neither was John Brown.

8.) 16 Apr 2017 23:53:22
@andy1872 - why play people out of position? Did we not slate MW for that very reason on here at times?

9.) 17 Apr 2017 00:53:26
Have to disagree a bit Huey (not to cause an argument for the sake of it mate) but I vividly remember sitting in the Govan front with my auld man and we'd see the same players get stick every second week and over the years there was a pattern. Hutton, Adam, Maurice Ross, Bob Malcolm, Chris Burke, Steven Thompson, Scott Wilson etc. Young Scottish player get it much tighter than a foreign prospect, 100%. Not all fans I might add so please don't take this as me trying to come across all high n mighty, I've gave enough players plenty of stick but just wish we'd be more patient as a whole with the young lads coming through.

As for the weekend, if it ain't broke n all that. The young lads haven't let us down so I see no reason why either wouldn't keep their place in the team. Next season will be here before we know it and do much rather see the two boys maintain momentum and see the season out than replace Bates with Hill who'll likely not be here next year.

10.) 17 Apr 2017 12:15:39
Well the only way to get experience in those games is by playing him. so when is the right time to play him? . If Ped throws him in on Sun it will give him bags of confidence and as for Hill, he gives to many needless fouls away for my liking and don't get me started on Kiernan

11.) 17 Apr 2017 12:39:06
Agree play the young lads against Celtic. Only decision for me is whether bring in Hodson or Hill (if fit) as extra defensive cover.

12.) 17 Apr 2017 17:06:59
Union jack i think u find beerman is a winger that canalso play full back

13.) 18 Apr 2017 00:52:11
Not defending kiernan but i wonder if wallace being out has been major contributor to the clean sheets. Take away his attacking threat and he a worse full back than stuart munro

14.) 18 Apr 2017 10:15:47
Beerman is not a winger. He is a right back who fills in at left back.

15.) 18 Apr 2017 22:43:35
havent u ever heard the saying don't fix something that isn't broke? we have to stick with what's been working the past couple of games and that's bates and wilson.

do i think they should be our future cb's well naw no really i'd expect better to come in at the cb positions and those two to be used as cover as wilson's few good games doesn't undo all the calamity of this season or end of last so i'd say get better than wilson in.

he is doing better now but i couldn't trust him to do it for a season what about you guys?



09 Apr 2017 15:19:13
Foderingham and Wilson were particularly good IMO today. What a difference it makes to our entire defence when there's no emphasis on playing the ball out from the back. Foderingham would go long all day today and from there our defence has the play in front and for the first time in a long time I felt we were more than capable of keeping a clean sheet. Bates was shaky at times but at other times his positioning was really good, winning important headers and making one particular block from a cut back in the second half. Beerman looks good on the ball and pacey, could even see him moving up the park when Wallace is fit. Toral played well in the sitting midfield role, offers much more than Halliday ever will. Millers finish was tremendous for his first and the second was well finished after a good bit of pressing by him and Dodoo. Really good goal for Dodoo too, hope the lad gets a run in the team to see what he's got to offer. The scoreline flattered us but nevertheless what a result, another clean sheet and lots of positives.

One negative for me is Garner. He's more hassle than he's worth. Sure we all love a centre forward who likes a physical battle but his decision making is atrocious and his behaviour is bordering on Saturday morning amateur league stuff. Flying into tackles like against Kilmarnock midweek and his carry on with Ryan Jack today was embarrassing.


1.) 09 Apr 2017 17:11:23

Thought Waghorn was atrocious too today. Missed another 2 sitters and contributed nothing waste of a jersey

2.) 09 Apr 2017 17:42:07
I don't think anyone is atrocious. its just pure inconsistency!
it works when we do the simple things on the pitch and some of the players need to start believing that they are better than they are playing recently

3.) 09 Apr 2017 19:31:56

Do you think Waghorn is the answer? Do you think he is good enough?

4.) 09 Apr 2017 19:11:49
Good post j1985!, I've said for months on here that kenny miller is a total thoroughbred and great role model professional, who without doubt, deserves another 1 year deal with rangers, for next season! He's also great at captain as he's very vocal and leads by example! He's a big game player of that there's no doubt! He scores in big, important games!

A wee message to CEE who continually slates kenny miller on here! What the hell are you watching mate? He'll be rangers player of the year this season, rightly so and he certainly got my vote! I also think wes foderingham and clint hill have also acquitted themselves very well for us this season! Big wes was once again superb for us against the sheep today, he's a superb shot stopper and deserves a lot more praise than he receives! Maybe its time to give joe dodoo a run in the team beside the evergreen (pardon the word) kenny miller!

5.) 09 Apr 2017 19:12:50
Got to agree with garner, feared a red was coming after that shocking dive. Couldn't hit a barn door! Wilson was a rock today. foddy class

6.) 09 Apr 2017 19:18:56
Great result today, a bit of a surprise to be honest, it can only boost confidence. Don't mean to be downbeat but I've posted on hear before regarding Garner. I'm not a fan, his priority is to score goals not pick up yellow cards thus putting pressure on himself and the team. I feel £1.8 million could of been spent more wisely. He and Waghorn should be embarrassed by their displays and should look up to the ageing Kenny Miller. On a positive note Beerman, Bates and Dodoo should be proud.

7.) 09 Apr 2017 20:00:58

Spot on mate both Garner and Waghorn are awful and not what we need. Both contribute next to nothing and Garner is a red card waiting to happen

8.) 09 Apr 2017 20:00:43
Dodoo should be given the chance as waghorn and garner are a waste of space. and is it a coincidence that Hyndman was a standout for murty, but bin crap for caixhina.

9.) 09 Apr 2017 21:16:11
Bengy25 not saying waggy is the answer or good/ not good enough, the same with garner.
man management with both these guys will sort out the problems and weakness

i don't think personaly these guys fit the system that Caixinha is playing but they can do better

dodoo looks a better fit with miller but he need games, bates beerman, dodoo, windass will thrive with the manager giving them game time

10.) 10 Apr 2017 11:27:03
J1985! what a cracking post, that summed the game (and Garner) up perfectly for me!



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.




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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.




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18 May 2017 13:56:42
Ryan Jack is a must IMO. I think Naismith would add a bit of quality that we've been missing all season, I truly believe we'll be getting a better player this time round with the experience he got in the EPL. Alves would be a great signing short term, if he played reguarly in serie A last season he should stroll it here. I'm still keen on both Moult and Cummings, think Moult would thrive at Rangers, he's been a standout in a poor Motherwell team and his stature would give us something different up top. Same goes for Cummings, when he's on his game he's a player, fits the bill as a young aspiring Scottish player who knows the league and knows how to score goals in it.




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06 May 2017 11:53:20
I was really excited seeing Weiss come off the bench against Hibs on his debut for us, he looked a class act. Never produced it reguarly thereafter, glimpses here n there but he had a good euros and looked more consistant. Definitely take him if it was an option.




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01 May 2017 17:50:49
I think our midfield would benefit hugely from signing Jack. He's technically very good and has that bit of physicality we've been missing all season. Also, Rossiter should hopefully be fit for the start of next season and will be like a new signing, as will Niko when he returns from injury. So there's a brand new midfield 3, 2 "ball winners" in Jack and Rossiter and a creative midfielder in Kranjcar for a total cost of what 250k (for Jack) .

We could do a lot worse than Nicholson and Walker of Hearts and also wee Crawford from Accies. Celtic took Mackay Stevens and Armstrong from an average dundee Utd team where both were good and now it's fair to say Armstrong is probably the most complete midfielder in Scotland who could comfortable walk into most EPL teams outwith the top 4/ 5. Who's to say the players we're being linked to from Aberdeen and Hearts couldn't do the same. Don't get the negativaty towards signing Scottish/ British.




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01 May 2017 17:38:53
Heard a rumour along the same lines involving Murray and Saudi investors 2 months ago at a corporate golf day with work.

Heard it second hand so hearing it from yourself prsoloyal maybe there's some truth. The golf day had numerous business owners there incliding men who have a voice in the Inbox boardroom, never met any of them but mixing drink and bravado usually something gets said that maybe shouldn't.

I definately think Murray would like some sort of redemption after the Whyte/ Green fiasco.





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24 Apr 2017 22:44:38
I actually thought Tav was our best player on Sunday. Sure he gave the penalty away but he was the only one tracking with a man over if he never acted. I'd actually play Hodson left back and push Beerman up, think the young lad had a tough time at full back against them but I've no doubt he'll learn from days like that but short term I'd go Hodson left back, Beerman left side of a flat five in midfield with Holt and Hyndman either side of Toral with Windass right, just for a bit of physicality and Miller would start all day ahead of Waghorn and Garner.




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22 Apr 2017 22:57:48
If we beat them tomorrow and go on to win the Scottish Cup and finish 3rd then I'd say it's a good return to top flight football. If we fail to win the cup but still finish 3rd I'd say it's been a poor season. sounds contradictory but tomorrow's result will have a huge bearing on how we fans rate this season IMO




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17 Apr 2017 01:33:38
How come when fans are excited and optimistic about a player other fans suggest there's a blinkered bias?

Is it not cause to be encouraged by 3 clean sheets in a row, particularly the clean sheet against Aberdeen just after they came off the back of hammering Dundee. Hill has been OK but with all due respect he was the best of a bad bunch under Warburton but our defence has improved without Hill so don't see any reason to change what's clearly working.




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17 Apr 2017 00:53:26
Have to disagree a bit Huey (not to cause an argument for the sake of it mate) but I vividly remember sitting in the Govan front with my auld man and we'd see the same players get stick every second week and over the years there was a pattern. Hutton, Adam, Maurice Ross, Bob Malcolm, Chris Burke, Steven Thompson, Scott Wilson etc. Young Scottish player get it much tighter than a foreign prospect, 100%. Not all fans I might add so please don't take this as me trying to come across all high n mighty, I've gave enough players plenty of stick but just wish we'd be more patient as a whole with the young lads coming through.

As for the weekend, if it ain't broke n all that. The young lads haven't let us down so I see no reason why either wouldn't keep their place in the team. Next season will be here before we know it and do much rather see the two boys maintain momentum and see the season out than replace Bates with Hill who'll likely not be here next year.