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05 Apr 2016 22:05:00
Any news on the Livi kid?

recbob

1.) 07 Apr 2016 19:54:55
we will be signing him in the summer when he's available, just like we did with Mekhi Macleod.


2.) 09 Apr 2016 14:13:01
Cheers Mccoist.


 

 

 

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19 Sep 2016 14:30:22
After Celtic dropping points I'm reasonably happy with how the weekend went.
Even although we never clawed back the points I was happier with how we played.
The midfield looked more dynamic, add Rossiter and Crooks to the mix and we can only improve. Great to see wee Holty and Windass together, they will make those 2 positions their own. Niko is better coming on at 60 mins when the game has slowed down. I hope he can be more for us but he needs to get sharper.
Think the defence also looked the most comfortable it has been. Hill just might redeem himself yet and Wilson looked good. Tavernier and Foz must surely have silenced all doubters, they look like our best players this year imo. Tav especially he is turning into something special.
In attack is where I feel the manager needs to be braver. Forrester and MOH should be given some starts, McKay and Waggy are off the boil and need rotated.
I know before anyone says it that dropping points at home to County is not good enough, but I have mellowed with my expectations for the time being and I definitely seen signs of the Rangers from last year coming back. Most of us on here last season thought we needed experience to help out our young team but having had that and seen it failed, I think it was the wild abandonement from last year was what Celtic, Dundee and the like couldn't cope with. Bring it back I say!

recbob

1.) 19 Sep 2016 16:04:12
Recbob, I tend to agree with the fact that we substituted the swagger of youth with too much experience. A balance is needed to get us back to playing at our best. That and a few starts for MOH and Forrester getting more starts, then fingers crossed, but I doubt if we will be able to sort out the central defence in the short term. Or possibly deploying a deep lying defensive midfielder to cover the back 2 and build our attacks from there.


2.) 19 Sep 2016 16:07:34
The fact Forrester has been one of our strongest players this season and didn't even feature at the weekend is ridiculous.

Hill and Wilson were the best partnership we've seen this season in that position. Senderos will add quality throughout the coming weeks alongside Wilson.

Waghorn needs game time to get him up to speed. MOH needs to start. McKay needs rested. Windass and Holt have to play. Crooks needs game time as does Dodoo. Even off the bench for Crooks and Dodoo but hopefully see them play a part.

Excited for this game tomorrow, hopefully a comfortable win but have a feeling it'll go to the wire.


3.) 19 Sep 2016 17:06:25
Don't understand the Forrester situation either- he should be in team or on bench.

Really hope we can get a positive result against our bogey team - I'm from Dumfries and remember the days when rangers used to send a reserve team down for friendlies and still win by 6 or 7.


4.) 19 Sep 2016 17:26:53
Forrester in that midfield three is vital.

Would rather have him in the team than Waghorn, Kranjcar, O Halloran, McKay and anyone else in the midfield bar, Holt and Windass to be honest.

He's one of the only players who's shown close to top form this season.


5.) 19 Sep 2016 18:04:47
A lot of positives but we still need to score goals and we are crying out for a leader on the football park.

The sooner Rossiter is fit the better. He should replace Barton since he looks to be our best player in that role. Not sure where Crooks fits in but everything suggests that when he is fully fit he will be a major asset.

Weaknesses remain at centre back although Wilson does appear to be a better bet although who partners him is probably still debatable. No doubt that Tavernier and Fotheringham have Improved but worrying that Wallace is struggling and he really isn't a Captain, he just doesn't have the leadership qualities needed.

Rossiter should be the first name on the team sheet each week along with Windass. Players like Forrester and Crooks perhaps fighting it out for the other midfield role or we play both and sacrifice Waghorn with Holt and Gardner. I am not a fan of Halliday, I just don't think he is good enough and on current form, McKay does not merit a place in the starting line up and for me Krancjar needs to be used as an impact player as does Miller.


6.) 19 Sep 2016 18:40:22
I think the manager signed every player for a reason and did have a master plan on what players to play, just injuries and lack of match sharpness from certain players (not just new ones) has given everyone a false idea of what where we're at. The quality is still there, we've just not seen it yet.
Hopefully once we get everyone fit and firing we can recapture some of the form that had SPFL teams terrified of us last year. I still think this is a better squad than last years but it's yet to find its form. A few victories this week would go a long way to changing all that .


7.) 19 Sep 2016 19:28:19
Got to say i don't get the big hype abt Forrester, i think he's not bad but definitely dot think he is a starter. if everyones fit the midfield should be holt, windass and rossiter for me.


8.) 19 Sep 2016 20:54:28
Ross County offered nothing going forward and their star striker missed the game. No wonder Hill played well as he wasn't tested. Let's hope you are saying the same thing after next Sunday.


 

 

15 Sep 2016 18:14:16
Seen Bartons been banished, maybe it's best for both parties if he just tore up his contract, he's not got going on the park and now this. Holding wee Rossiter back who is the future of our midfield imo.

recbob

1.) 15 Sep 2016 18:27:48
Whilst he has reminded me of Ian black so far, we really need to give him more time before we write him off.


2.) 15 Sep 2016 18:30:04
Just seen the story.

Hardly a good omen, the team needs to stick together and fight opponents not ourselves!


3.) 15 Sep 2016 18:30:07
This isn't his first fall out with Halliday and others took Andys side. Apparently it was handbags but they had to be separated. Perfect opportunity to rip up his contract as I believe Rossiter and Crooks will be better in that role.


4.) 15 Sep 2016 18:30:38
Always a chance it was going to happen. He's had problems at nearly all his previous clubs.


5.) 15 sep 2016 18:31:10
personally i would be happy if barton did not play again for rangers. realistically he hasn't been good enough for us. he seems to be more interested in twitter!


6.) 15 Sep 2016 18:43:09
Nobody more gutted than me to see him fail at Ibrox so far, a thought he would have been excellent up here. But if one things been apparent this year it's that we have too many of the same type of player in the middle of the park, which is ironic because last year we were crying out for just one CDM.
The teams looked too slow when he plays, ad rather tear up his contract and spend the money on a CB.


7.) 15 Sep 2016 20:01:12
Teams way faster without him. A massive risk for MW wanting him to be his blue chip signing. It sounds great just saying rip up his contract. It doesn't work that way. There's disciplinary procedures you have to go thru before trying to end a contract and fisty cuffs would be a verbal or written warning. Instant dismissal ain't an option These guys have that many clauses they should be from the north pole.


8.) 15 Sep 2016 20:08:55
Barton will not rip up his contract, it will be paid in full either now or later. unless The Rangers can find a way of sacking him

whats he on? 15k pw for 2 years (apporx 1,320,000 for the 2 years)

can yous afford to pay him off.


9.) 15 Sep 2016 20:41:56
The thing that gets me about this whole Barton situation is warburton said that they do massive checks on any player before they are signed by the club. Barton hardly came without a good bit of baggage, so I feel that the aforementioned system was overlooked in his case. i

I'm still not going to judge the guy as he obviously can play and there has been a bust up on the back of the Celtic result. There has been too much tinkering to the midfield in in the first part of the season. I'd rather there be busy ups showing a frustration and a willingness to work through them, gelling and playing well rather than just simply not caring.

Don't write Barton off yet. He is a good player but will be hopefully learn that Scottish football isn't the walk over its perceived to be down south. You do not get as much time on the ball.


10.) 15 Sep 2016 23:30:11
I was not at all happy when we signed Barton - but we signed him and I now back him because he's a Rangers player.

Admittedly, he's not performed to expectations - but no-one has. Personally, I'd give him some more time unless his latest indiscretion merits a punting.

The guy has a long list of clubs behind him - every one of them better than his current. Did they all carry him? No. He's a player but he's disguising it well at the moment.


 

 

14 Sep 2016 12:21:40
Great to see the manky mob being humiliated last night. i couldn't care less about co efficients or where it leaves us as a country in a footballing sense, as long as they are hurting I'm happy. Gutted a never watched it now. Scotland isn't and never will be a United country anyway as the last 5 years have proven.
On a side note though is there even any point in the Champions League anymore? Celtic have been trying in vain for years to get back in, finally scrape through after trying the lock on every back door and potential loophole, get in and then that happens. They're gullible fans ranting and raving that they're a Champions League team all summer (which they are officially at least I suppose) . Let the rich teams play each other and sort something out for the rest of us to fight over because this isn't Football.
I will still howl with delight every time this happens though, 1 down 5 more humiliations to go. 😂.

recbob

1.) 14 Sep 2016 12:58:58
£30 million seems like a decent point to me.


2.) 14 Sep 2016 13:00:02
Recbob

Agree about this part of the champions league being pointless now. Made the point last night that for Barcelona it is a complete waste of time and must be so boring to hammer a team with such ease. They will probably get more challenging games in the first couple of rounds in the Spanish cup. Had to laugh at the radio commentators saying the young Celtic players will learn from this. What is there to learn after an absolute canning.


3.) 14 Sep 2016 13:07:53
The Champions league deserves Celtic, remember that. Mr Vain said that. Scottish clubs should not be allowed to play in Europe, but after lasts nights comedy show, Celtic may have solved that problem for good.


4.) 14 Sep 2016 13:09:19
Here here Recbob, even as I grow older it still makes me smile to see selic being Rodgered (pardon the pun)


5.) 14 Sep 2016 13:12:44
all the fans going on about getting 20+ mill for getting there but they don't relise its not going into the fans pockets. shelling out 100 odd quid to see your team getting a pumping is demoralising to say the least.

yes its great to have a champs league night but no way would i want that!

would love to see the bears play like barca. lol
but we should get right behind our lads and put the positive back into ourselves for the rest of the season and forget about the darkside!


6.) 14 Sep 2016 14:01:32
Their £30m got them Sinclair and Toure in reality, their season book money would have covered that anyway. They've been sold a rubber donkey by Liewell as usual.
Celtic fans wanted it both ways, they wanted us out the league because we had wiped the floor with them under Smith, and they got what they wished for in 5 meaningless titles, watched by a man and his dug. They also want to compete in Europe, unfortunately every decent player they had jumped ship the minute we left and they are now swimming in a sea of broon mediocrity. Toure and Sinclair weren't good enough for the EPL never mind Barca.
We as Rangers fans expect instant success but the likes of Biffo have been proved correct in their realistic assessment of the team in the summer, that we would struggle in our first year back. Once we sort ourselves out then just maybe Scotland can regain some of its credibility. Celtic are no bigger than Rosenborg, Gothenborg and the like without us challenging them, and it would be the same reversed.
I stopped watching the Champions League when Bt got the rites. Imo Sky and BT are one of the same thing owned by the same group of shareholders and are charging people double for the same product so that they can give the likes of Barcelona and Man U extra cash to widen the gap, whilst we scrap about looking for freebies. It is not Football as I know it. They're welcome to it, I'll watch the Gers! Hopefully we can put together some sort of run and the manger can pick a team we can all cheer on, because one thing has been proved over the last 5 years, WE ARE ARE THEE BEST SUPPORTED TEAM ON THE PLANET. Success can be temporary (like Celtics attendances) whereas our fans remain loyal. And that is why we will be back at the top of Scottish Football soon enough. Maybe no this year but soon enough.


7.) 14 Sep 2016 15:50:40
Messis goals don't count he didn't pay his taxes.


8.) 14 Sep 2016 16:05:28
Best supported team on the planet? Deary me how blinkerd are you? Form is temporary Liquidation is forever! The 2 games V BMG are what celtic will hope to win and get a Europe league tie after xmas. The Folk that thought cfc wouldn't get gubbed by Barcelona are beyond deluded. Now it's taking a year recob yet you where championing how this will be 55 under a great manager. It will be many a year for Rfc to build a squad and sort out the financial clusterf#@k that never ends. At odds with MA Puma no listing, no credit from any Banking Institution in the land. A stadium needing millions spent on constructural work and still a loss making business that will require more crisis loans. How much equity does DK think there will be left after all the millions are repaid.


9.) 14 Sep 2016 18:58:53
Don't worry about us LOki, we don't about you.


10.) 14 Sep 2016 18:50:21
Loki don't say that you will hurt their feelings as they will need to start thinking about reality. Let them live in their world a little longer where everything is going ok and nothing's changed.


 

 

13 Sep 2016 11:42:26
Today is the first day I've been able to bring myself to write anything about that game on Saturday. That one hurt like no other.
I've read most of what everyone has to say on the matter and while I believe some of the criticism was over the top I think i would have preferred it if the manger came out and admitted it was his fault we took that doing. It was 100% his fault.
His team selection was just mind boggling, I just couldn't for the life of me believe that was who he went with. So many mistakes.
Kiernan should never be near our team again, everybody can see it and he looked glad to come off, I doubt he was even injured he just didn't fancy the rest of it. I can't see any way back for him.
Niko is still miles away from fitness and should be brought in for cameos against Linfield, that is all he is fit for right now.
Rossiter is better than Barton and should start in CDM.
Forester, MOH, Windass and Holt deserve a run, yhey all have huge potential and firepower yet are losing out their place to half fit players who offer nothing.
MILLER IS NOT RM AND SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO PLAY THERE AGAINST CELTIC! Wtf?
McKay needs dropped.
I think the manger can't see what we all see watching the team every week and that worries me. He looks as if he is trying to prove himself right and us and the media all wrong by sticking to his guns when there's no need for it. He brought in the guys on the bench too, give them a chance. The players he has went with have let him down, why stick with them for the biggest game of the season.
I hope he turns this around as I do like him and he had us playing great last year but instead of saying we'll learn from it why not show that by dropping guys who are not performing and giving others a chance. That game was made for MOH and what was the point in signing a counter attacking player and not using him in the one game where he would have had the space. We should have bought a CB with the cash if that's the case. Wasting that boys career sitting on our bench.
All in all pretty gutted, we all picked variations of our 11 for the game on this site last week and I would have went with anyone of ours over what we got and that is simply not good enough. If this isn't the wake up call and he doesn't do something drastic about it then I fear for us this year. The sad thing is would anybody even be suprised if he started the same 11 next game, I wouldn't.

recbob

1.) 13 Sep 2016 12:04:51
Recob I wouldn't be surprised either if he sticks with Barton or Kieron but he needs to make that change as well as be honest and hold his hands up for making these mistakes. i would build team around Rossiter n windass . Still in transition but getting basics wrong. I said to my mate last night that out the few hundred thousand rangers fans, we could get a better CB pairing. Fact X.


2.) 13 Sep 2016 15:32:23
McKay the golden boy needs dropped. Some think the sun shines out his a--e. He was good on a poor league last year but has been a ghost this year. Forrester/ MOH need a chance.


 

 

05 Sep 2016 11:37:41
Can't help but thinking wee Mckays trip away with the Scotland squad could maybe have cost him his place on Saturday. With MOH and Windass coming in and playing well and Miller and Garner both on target, you would have to say if McKay wasn't one of the managers favourites he could have done himself out a starting position. I don't think it's a coincidence that with him and Wallace out the team we looked more dynamic on Saturday . Both of them haven't really got going this year when you consider some of the stuff that got played down that side last year. Hopefully this break out the team will do the both of them the world of good, we need those two firing.
To be fair to McKay, Strachan said he had looked outstanding in training (but still doesn't give him a seconds game time strangely) . Hopefully he gets a boost from playing with guys like Ritchie, Snodgrass and Anya. If he can replicate his performance against them last year he will silence all his doubters.

recbob

1.) 05 Sep 2016 12:56:36
he hasn't 'Done Himself' out of anything by travelling with the national team for a world cup qualifier.


2.) 05 Sep 2016 13:46:31
Recbob, I'll need to get back to the finances site, as I find myself agreeing with the majority of your posts on the banter pages. Cheers mate.


3.) 05 Sep 2016 14:18:55
Too funny Billy, we're not that different after all haha. I'm sure something will pop up soon that will have us splitting hairs. Just shows we care mate.


4.) 05 Sep 2016 15:15:51
celtic fans are already pulling out the biased refereeing card lol. I would play mckay and ohalloran wide mckay brings the ability to come inside and play a hit and the ohalloran is an out and out whippet.


5.) 05 Sep 2016 15:25:34
doubt that McKay has done himself out of a place in the starting 11 especially even though he hasn't been as good as last year I think that's to do with the team not geling yet. so in all fairness to the boys we played on Saturday I can't see sum1 taking his place based on a performance against linfield.
McKay will start on Saturday and imo is the first name i'd put on the team sheet.


6.) 05 Sep 2016 16:19:34
Mckay has to start as he's a matchwinner either with a goal or a defence splitting pass.


7.) 05 Sep 2016 16:57:25
I am a McKay fan as well but in my opinion he will never really excel until he is played on the right.

He has bags of pace and can go by people effortlessly, but being right footed he tends to cut back rather than hit the byline. Opponents know this and tend to show him down the line where his crosses are hit and miss.

Would be far more dangerous on the right.


8.) 06 Sep 2016 12:12:57
gosman look at what they have been trying to do!
they have been trying to get the front three to interchange and I think that once they get used to that they can rip defences apart.


 

 

 

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02 Sep 2016 20:11:39
Well said w15, nothing worse than a fickle Rangers fan. Wallace is a great LB and is simply looking for his form. Well deserved the captaincy.

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01 Sep 2016 11:42:12
Excellent work by the Club over the summer. My one criticism is we should have perhaps gotten someone more reliable injury wise in at CB than Senderos but hopefully with Crooks coming back and being able to fill in their we should be ok. Hopefully some of these youths really shine and maybe one or two do well enough to get a run out In the cup.
Whether we win or lose the league this year we are on the right track!

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25 Aug 2016 11:23:45
If someone said at the start of the transfer window we would have Senderos, Barton and Kranjcar in I would have told them to lay off the sauce. The management and board have done exceptionally well in getting players of their experience and quality in to help and guide te you get guys. Kiernan and Wilson will learn a lot from playing with Senderos, and they both need it especially Keirnan.
Wilson and Senderos could be a great partnership imo.

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19 Jul 2016 19:26:09
Another top piece of business from the Club, and specifically FMcP.
People were on here terrified because Celtic got Dembele a few weeks ago. In my opinion Rossiter, Crooks, Windass and Dodoo all have every bit as much potential as him, Rossiter probably even more so.
I'm happy with every signing made so far, we've really stole a March on the competition. Marriapa added and I would be content with that.

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17 Jul 2016 18:25:59
That's a shout Bigjohn!

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20 Sep 2016 16:28:15
I'm sick of hearing about Barton. Been nothing but trouble and he's been in the door 5 games.
Not fit, poor form and a bad attitude. Let's face it though they should hardly even call that a bet, Celtic to get trounced off Barca. Stevie wonder could have seen that coming.

He's not daft though I'm sure his book sales will be looking great right now. Rossiter and Crooks are the future for us in that position, even if we can't get rid of Barton now I don't want to see him back in the team for purely footballing reason. Halliday was better in one game their than Bartons been all season and it's not his natural position.

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19 Sep 2016 18:42:39
I think Halliday showed on Saturday he still has a part to play. He just can't play with Barton and Rossiter together.
Beside any mixture of the other midfielders we have he looks fine.

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19 Sep 2016 18:40:22
I think the manager signed every player for a reason and did have a master plan on what players to play, just injuries and lack of match sharpness from certain players (not just new ones) has given everyone a false idea of what where we're at. The quality is still there, we've just not seen it yet.
Hopefully once we get everyone fit and firing we can recapture some of the form that had SPFL teams terrified of us last year. I still think this is a better squad than last years but it's yet to find its form. A few victories this week would go a long way to changing all that .

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19 Sep 2016 14:08:26
If any player speak out against management he must be reprimanded. The Club has acted correctly, except whoever leaked the story.
We'll move on, Barton might change me back and dig in to fight his place up or he'll ask for his contract to be terminated. Will either be the making or end his Ibrox career, it's ip to him.

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18 Sep 2016 19:27:16
Last year we blew away every SPFL team we played except St Johnstone (even that game we bossed possession and stole the chief architect of our downfall) . We then added 11 supposed better players yet have struggled in every game back in the top league. That's why people are worried, we've spent serious cash (for a team in our position) but have regressed. I think we would be sitting top of the league right now if the manger signed 2 quality CB's to go with Rossiter, Windass, Crooks and Garner. We missed a trick which is the most annoying thing.

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