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Team: Rangers


Where from: Southampton


Favourite player: Davie Cooper


Best team moment: Champions league Leeds utd away


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11 Feb 2016 11:59:12
It will be interesting to see how we set up against alloa at the weekend, after they reduced the playing width by 30ft, knowing full well our strengths lay with our wide men and overlapping wingbacks, and if they have any success with this ploy could it set a precedence for other teams we play away, I can fully understand MWs annoyance at this, but I'm sure, thinking away back now did we not adopt the same tactics in Europe.

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1.) 11 Feb 2016 12:27:13
I think your right sotonbear I'm pretty sure we have reduced the width of ibrox for European games, Alloa are not doing anything wrong all they are doing is trying to gain as much little advantages as possible for the game against us, it's within the rules so it's down to us to make it a waste of time and beat them anyway.


2.) 11 Feb 2016 12:55:24
quite right Souness did do it in a European Match, However Warburton has his own opinion on it so we can't really use previous times as an example why it should be okay to do it, I personally think there should be a rule for all clubs on a specific pitch size, that being sad, I doubt it will really help Alloa, hopefully it makes our players take more shots instead of attempting to pass it in the net.

{Ed001's Note - it is now against the rules in Europe and the English Prem. In fact the English Prem have set out a size that all pitches have to conform to.}


3.) 11 Feb 2016 13:16:55
Isn't this the reason hearts had to play their champions league qualifiers at murrayfield as their pitch isn't wide enough for champions league standards.

{Ed001's Note - I don't actually know, but that would make sense. It has certainly happened in the past that clubs have had to play home games elsewhere.}


4.) 11 Feb 2016 13:21:14
Did we not do it against dynamo Kiev? Nothing really wrong with it, we could make ibrox really wide, just a tactic.


5.) 11 feb 2016 14:26:08
they reduced it by 5ft per side, 10 ft in total not 30 ft!


6.) 11 feb 2016 14:28:08
and for info the pitch size can be changed once at the turn of the year, and it stays that size till end of season, its not just for the rangers match that they have done this!


7.) 11 Feb 2016 14:38:13
Daily rebel saying 5yards either side 30ft by my reckoning or it was when I left school 36 years ago.


8.) 11 Feb 2016 17:42:31
We did against Kiev, bout 98, when coisty scored with a header, may even have been his first headed goal for Rangers, a top nite, we changed the dimensions, a show of genius from the Soumaster, a great man,
Tommy.


9.) 11 Feb 2016 19:01:19
Is that not when their keeper cocked-up his throw out and it landed at Mark Falco's feet for one of the goals?


10.) 11 Feb 2016 20:00:01
Doesn't matter we will still win comfortable they can do what they like to wind up the mighty Rangers we are on our way to
Winning titles again.


11.) 11 Feb 2016 20:53:33
Graeme souness narrowed the pitch against the great dynamo kiev who had practically the full russian side in their first team, brilliant memories of that game mccoist and mark falco scored our goals that night in a 2-0 win, although we lost the away game 1-0 a penalty we went through, what an incredible atmosphere at ibrox when we beat them 2-0!


12.) 11 Feb 2016 23:42:08
98 it must have been long before that if souness was involved he was away in 91?


13.) 11 Feb 2016 21:24:36
1987 it was. One of the best EVER atmospheres I've experienced at Ibrox or anywhere for that matter. And I've been at Hampden Cup Finals with 120 thou plus.
Amazing night, only about 35 thousand there, a full house then.


14.) 12 Feb 2016 12:34:38
Apologies guys, i meant to say 1988,not98 ibrox was bouncing
Tommy.


 

 

08 Feb 2016 18:55:34
Great draw for us should we put killie to the sword, obviously Mr Thompson and celtic didn't fancy the original draw, hence a cock up and redraw, great chance to progress for us, no disrespect to dunbarton, got to be happy felow BearsπŸ‘.

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1.) 08 Feb 2016 20:21:57
That will be another slice of the sporting integrity pie for us to swallow. Motherwell football club also found guilty on a number of issues in respect of the playoff game against Rangers last season and their punishment. sentence deferred for 18 months.
Disgrace!


2.) 08 Feb 2016 20:22:22
I think Dundee will be a tough tie if we manage to beat Killie. They are a good footballing side.

{Ed039's Note - They are a good side, I would take Kane Hemmings back all day long, another boy the Super Salary allowed to go to waste)


3.) 08 Feb 2016 21:11:56
I've been impressed with Hemmings. He just seems to keep on scoring. Aye it's a pity Ally couldn't see what was in front of his face. Now it would cost the club decent money to buy back a player who was already on the books. Crazy.


4.) 08 Feb 2016 21:58:28
Seeker: In fairness although he knocked them in for the reserves and granted he only got something like 3 matches for Rangsrs, he never really did anything, sometimes a player flourishes a couple of years later at a different club, not so sure I would lay this one down as one of Ally's big mistakes.


5.) 09 Feb 2016 06:27:02
He also knocked them in when sent out on loan to clubs in leagues above us.


6.) 09 Feb 2016 11:48:42
To be fair I think the lad did have some injury issues so maybe shouldn't be too hard on Ally for a change!


7.) 09 Feb 2016 11:50:36
Ally mcCoist ruined plenty of players, the guys not a manager, simple as, legend aye, manager computer says no.


8.) 09 Feb 2016 12:04:34
Hemmings was injured nearly the dull season we were in 3rd division hardly mccoists fault.


9.) 09 Feb 2016 12:38:29
Kane Hemmings was saying in the paper today Ally was great with him. Just saying.


10.) 09 Feb 2016 07:28:45
True, but this often happens, how many young strikers have come through at Rangers?, Little most recently and McSwegan and Spencer before him were the most successful. The last two only had 2 or 3 years more bit part and left, I think it's because centre forward is so difficult to learn and the pressure of that position for a young player as it is so individualised. Clark has struggled and he is another young guy although he came to Rangers from another club, I think in midfieldand defence you are more part of a team and that supports the player and takes the pressure off to allow them to showtheir individual skills, we have had a lot of young midfielders come through.
Hardie hasn't had much of a run and he should have, but it shows maybe the management over the years have been reluctant to push them in.


 

 

07 Feb 2016 13:01:51
I see Mark Burchills been at the buckie, Β£15m for wee frankengriff, you'd be lucky to get that for the first team, still good to see a sense of humour flourishing in Scottish football πŸ˜‚.

sotonbear

1.) 07 Feb 2016 13:45:16
Lol, remember those tefal adverts in the late 70s. Wee frankengrif was a dead ringer with that noggin.


2.) 07 Feb 2016 15:59:01
Currently their entire squad isn't worth that.


 

 

31 Jan 2016 14:39:13
Afternoon fellow bears, a hard fought win yesterday, some good points to take out of it, young Mckay grows in stature every game, and we played some nice free flowing football at times, however Wilson is really not at the races decent strikers will go looking for him, maybe we should try and punt him out on loan, get some playing time in another defence, + the refereeing was almost as inept as at the morton game, I hope everyone's thawed out now that was bitter I could've cut glass with my nipples on the way home. Oh almost forgot Mon the Staggies πŸ˜‚.

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1.) 31 Jan 2016 16:42:34
Shouldn't u eastenders be enjoying the hammering instead of coming on here and disagreeing with posts, in RD we trust. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜….


2.) 31 Jan 2016 17:19:22
Danny wilson was outstanding yesterday made at least tow last ditch blocks that stopped certain goals.


3.) 31 Jan 2016 19:33:23
That's his job mate, he did block a couple but all the same could've gave away 3,just not good enough, he's this year's version of moshni without the aggression.


 

 

29 Jan 2016 13:05:43
Afternoon Eds and fellow Bears, just watching the news, is there any threat whatsoever to the game, I'm due to fly up in the morning, would hate for this to be off.

sotonbear

1.) 29 Jan 2016 13:22:29
Naw sotonbear game should be fine.


2.) 29 Jan 2016 13:35:04
yes not even the weather can come to our rescue lol.


3.) 29 Jan 2016 14:01:59
Cheers fellas πŸ˜†.


 

 

 

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01 Feb 2016 13:30:07
Also being quoted that Nicky Law going in the opposite direction as part of the deal.

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28 Jan 2016 23:03:38
He's a short strong tackling defensive midfielder with bags of ability, England u19 and 20s my son in law a soton season ticket holder rates him very highly and that it's only victor wanyamma keeping him out, he's very much in the Paul Scholes mode, though that might just be the ginger hair, I really hope we get this boy, from all accounts from my saints mates this kid is not far from the real deal, and if rangers can get a good working relationship with Southampton the best footballing academy without question in Britain we could pick up some gems.

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28 Jan 2016 15:49:10
No doubt Mr Thompson would be all for league reconstruction come the inevitable day Dumbdee utd wave goodbye to premiership status, and I daresay they will have plenty of support from the east enders. Looking forward to watching them struggle on the park and financially in the championship.

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17 Jan 2016 18:12:49
Would like to wish the lad every success in the rest of his career, I know it didn't pan out great for him here but I guarantee the memories of playing for the mighty Rangers will stay with him forever, once Ger always a Ger, good luck young man.

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16 Jan 2016 17:57:35
Ditto, not for me either, we're crying out for a big man who can hold the ball up and link with the likes of wags, and a target that can help eradicate the constant need to play the short corner, that said if MW believes he is the man for us, his knowledge of the game far out weighs mine, and his signings thus far have in most been a revelation. In MW we must trust.

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27 Feb 2016 15:55:10
It won't affect celtic they'll still be sh**Β£.

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27 Feb 2016 15:46:25
I hope your on mate good on ya.

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27 Feb 2016 11:01:28
Indeed he is, never really got over failing his medical for us and having to settle for the second best team in Glasgow. Just a case of sour grapes me thinks.

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26 Feb 2016 08:11:10
The GENIUS that was, DAVIE COOPER, the only player I wanted to be as a kid, and that was above the great George Best, I remember as if it was yesterday coming up to stand on route in silence as the courtege made its way to the church, I CRIED.

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24 Feb 2016 21:07:34
Happy days 3 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

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