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Team: Rangers

Where from: Greenock

Favourite player: Edwin Van Der Sar

Best team moment: Rangers winning the league on the last day of the season courtesy of two last minute Scott McDonald goals for Motherwell.

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10 Jan 2017 11:39:09
A move to Stoke seems to be on the horizon for Berahino. Ali Crawford being spoken to about a pre-contract but very much early days. Toral still expected to move. Warburton still in the market for a striker and a goalkeeper if Gilks goes. Expect no business outside of these positions unless someone much better than what we have before available.




04 Jan 2017 20:33:03
Ali Crawford now retweets a message about coming home to the blueside of Glasgow. I was confident a few weeks ago when I posted that he was coming. Now feel like its pretty much a certainty. He can be the spark we need. A decent cb, cdm and striker would be ideal.


1.) 04 Jan 2017 20:45:00
I hope you're wrong mate. Don't get me wrong he's a decent wee player but don't think he's much better than what we have, he'd just end up a squad player. We need players that are going to noticeably make a difference to our starting 11.

2.) 04 Jan 2017 21:05:55
i'd take ally crawford before any youngster on a 6mth loan deal if were honest our midfield this season has been pretty much our original 4th 5th 6th choice midfielders adding quality to midfield will hopefully take pressure off our defence as far to many times this season halliday n co lose posession in very silly areas.

3.) 04 Jan 2017 21:36:53
I think Crawford is better at Accies than Naisy was at Killie. He has been carrying Accies on his back for a couple years now and is capable of changing games single handedly, something we really lack.

4.) 04 Jan 2017 21:37:10
Crawford is young and has the potential to develop. I would be delighted to see him at Rangers alongside Jota and the young Arsenal lad. We need to up the quality of player we have at the club right now.

Players like Halliday were ok in the Championship but are out of their depth in the Premier League.

5.) 04 Jan 2017 23:46:21
I don't know y Crawford is getting suchome a hard time, the fact is if he goes south to the championship he will move on to a bigger club for a substantial fee! He's a real good young scottish player and better than the majority we have at our disposal (windass and rossiter excluded) so I hope this happens 10%.

6.) 04 Jan 2017 23:46:35
100% even.

7.) 05 Jan 2017 00:40:13
I've said it many times, if we have a modicum of ambition, players like Crawford (and I watch Accies regularly) would never get near a Rangers jersey. He's just not good enough, end of.

8.) 05 Jan 2017 09:43:15
Lansbury is the guy we should be pulling out all the stops to sign but it now looks like Celtic are favourites to sign him. With King in charge we will fall further and further behind them. The guy either has no money or no ambition for the club.
Add to this his appalling attempts to negate the Sports Direct contracts when a friendly renegotiation for the benefit of both parties would have been more beneficial.
Where is all the transparency and where is all the King funding that was promised. So far the Three Bears and the Far East guys appear to be the only ones parting with cash.

9.) 05 Jan 2017 11:21:56
How can you say appalling attempts to renegotiate with Sports Direct. Friendly negotiation is just not in Ashley's mindset, the guy is a ruthless business individual who has the contracts LEGALLY watertight in his favour, thanks to the dross who were in charge of our club before the present board, I'm sorry to say we will not be rid of Sports Direct for another 6 years or until Ashley decides to get out, but it is not about money for him, he is screwing us into the ground simply because he can.

10.) 05 Jan 2017 13:19:35
I posted that Ali Crawford will sign for rangers but it's looking likely it will either be burton or charlton.

11.) 05 Jan 2017 14:14:00
Burton Albion is about his level. Nowhere near good enough for us.

12.) 05 Jan 2017 15:51:14
How can you be so against Ali Crawford? I don't understand. Were you against Naisy when he came from Killie? That Hamilton team wouldn't even be in the top 4 in the championship yet he has single-handedly kept them up. He is a fantastic player, much better than we have.

13.) 05 Jan 2017 20:26:42
He's not even close to what naismith was like at killie in my opinion Crawfords a decent player if we want to stay as we are but if we want to kick on and improve we must aim higher.

14.) 05 Jan 2017 21:20:14
I am not 'against' anybody, what an absurd suggestion. Naismith was miles better then than Crawford is now. The lad's an average player who will find his level in England's second or third tier. Have you actually seen him or Accies? Imagine suggesting that Crawford single handedly kept them up! Lolol!

15.) 05 jan 2017 22:06:52
colshygers, are you for real? jon toral is miles in front of ali crawford with ease mate! i quite like crawford but he's not in the same league as toral! honestly i don't know what some of you guys see! anyone with half a football brain, knows toral by a distance is better than crawford!



05 Dec 2016 10:37:22
I have heard there is a chance we will make a move to sign Ali Crawford in January, and if we don't get him that the interest won't end there. Not a particularly reliable source ad its from the Accies end rather than the Rangers end. Would be happy if true however.


1.) 05 Dec 2016 16:59:03
Why do we want to sign players like this man, we are going to be in Celtics shadows for a long long time if we don't sign players better than our own already.

2.) 05 Dec 2016 17:34:03
He's streets ahead of our 'goalscoring' midfielders. If you watched any amount of Hamilton games in the last few years you'll notice how good he is.

3.) 05 Dec 2016 18:21:10
I watch Hamilton regularly. We need to be far more ambitious than Crawford, a very average player.

4.) 05 Dec 2016 18:40:25
I like Crawford think he'd be a good addition to the team.

5.) 05 Dec 2016 20:44:06
Very average? No disrespect but as a fellow occasional watcher of Hamilton I think he is single-handedly keeping Accies in the league. Would welcome him, especially as he knows the league and would not take any time to get up to speed.

6.) 06 Dec 2016 14:11:20
What kind of statement is that R4NG3R5? An example mate. Where did celtic get armstrong from? Because ali crawford currently plays for hamilton accies doesn't mean he can't go on to be a very good player for rangers! Every signing is a gamble!

7.) 06 Dec 2016 20:39:05
As I said, I've seen Crawford, watched him more closely since he was first linked with Rangers, saw nothing that excites me. Average player with nohing to suggest he has in him the level of improvement he would need to play for us.

8.) 06 Dec 2016 20:07:22
Remember james mcarthur and james mcCarthy came through the hamilton accies ranks and look at the level these 2 players are playing at! Ali crawford would be a good signing for us imo!

9.) 07 Dec 2016 00:08:02
Both of those players were miles ahead of Crawford. They were the talk of the place since they were kids and a blind man going past the park on a bus could have spotted their talent. Crawford's not even close, never will be.




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19 Jan 2017 10:46:41
Stevie May is available, why don't we take a punt on him?


1.) 19 Jan 2017 23:16:32
Absolutely not. No better than waghorn. Garner or Miller or dodoo why add a 5th bang average striker



03 Jan 2017 18:39:28
Walter Smith spent around £15million to catch up with Celtic after PLG left. If you were handed that size of kitty now, who would you bring in?

Meekings, Landsbury, Hayes, Boyce and someone like Lewis Dunk would be on my list.


1.) 03 Jan 2017 19:00:10
Spoc. I'm ever so glad you're no the manger! That's £15 million well spunked! 😂😂.

2.) 03 Jan 2017 19:03:28
Don't think they players would be good enough to catch up with them.

3.) 03 Jan 2017 19:38:18
If only lol i'd go for lansbury lure of a decent signing on fee and a bumper pay packet if we made champions league! To compliment him i'd have another crack for aaron mooy looks a cracker but still not sure he will break into man city side! Another guy we were linked with adam armstrong still think he would score bucket loads up here! To shore us up at the back crisotphe berra he would hit the ground running knows the league and ia a stand out in very good league every week! We need new fullbacks martin olson in at left back and jon flanagan for righ back!

Flanagan berra wilson olson
mckay lansbury mooy niko

Gilks hodson wallace bates keirnan crooks burt miller dodoo windass garner

Anyone I've not mentioned offloaded.

4.) 03 Jan 2017 19:48:55
Smith dian't get all his signings right but he did get most of them right! Whether Warburton would or not no one knows! In any event it is all irrelevant since we won't ever see King commit those sort of funds!

5.) 03 Jan 2017 19:50:07
You better make it £20mill csuse Celtic have just spent another £3mill on Kouassi Eboue from Krasnodar in Russian prem.

6.) 03 Jan 2017 20:45:45
Pity Johnny that's another 3 million spanked just like pukki and dirk sicknote.

7.) 03 Jan 2017 20:52:10
Yet we still are miles ahead financialy than your excuse of a club. After spanking the money on players you stated . We can't compete with the mighty rangers signings recently.

8.) 03 Jan 2017 21:05:40

I don't think we are in a a position to criticise any teams signings not with the amount of duds Warburton has signed.

9.) 03 Jan 2017 21:16:10
Daft cee slagging the champions signings! U'll never learn will u! Hahaha! You could only dream of spending 3 million on a promising youngster pal! If Brendan thinks boys a player then that's good enough for us 😉.

10.) 03 Jan 2017 22:30:16
Cee. What does it matter. Celtic are 19 points clear. Rangers can't afford any signings this window or next window. Onve you have paid back the £11 mill you owe to shareholders loans then maybe you can find £1 mill to buy some english division 1 player. But all in all one of your better comments. Well done.

11.) 04 Jan 2017 08:09:26
Thanks Johnny mac, appreciate it.

12.) 04 Jan 2017 08:54:25
Celticeob have a look closer to home when you use the term excuse of a club. Your club has been full of excuses for years pal.

13.) 04 Jan 2017 08:56:31
Lh you talk more nonsense than any Celtic fans alive. This is Brenda Rodgers the man who thought ousmane assaidi was a footballer hahaha.

14.) 04 Jan 2017 09:15:41
Cee, do you want me to start on Warbos signings, away back to the playground wee man. And what's with the "hahahahas", as iv said to others on here, you lot don't have much to laugh about.



01 Jan 2017 12:09:41
If we actually have money to spend I should bring in Josh Meekings. Kiss the league, still plenty of time to develop and has a bit of pace at cb which we dearly miss. Also need to use the loan market to get a real top playmaker, someone who can unlock a defence, don't think we can afford to sign one outright.


1.) 01 Jan 2017 14:18:50
Knows the league*.

2.) 01 Jan 2017 15:11:25
Jota would be the perfect playmaker to play wide right and i'm led to believe we're in advanced negotiations with him regarding an original 6 month loan deal with a permanent contract in the offing in the summer! That would then give us 2 terrific, playmaking wide players! Barrie mckay on the left and jota on the right!



31 Dec 2016 14:14:29
Foderingham, McKay and Clint Hill were all very good today. In fact the first two were sensational. Tavernier was also pretty good. But if we are to ever challenge Celtic then we need a better standard of player. I liked Danny Wilson but he was awful today. McKay is our only player who can change a game from nothing. Niko can as well but who knows if we will ever see him again. Celtic have 5/ 6 game changers. We seem to have a system that works now with 3 at the back. A good cb and a game changer on loan will see us through. Major rebuilding needed in summer though. MAJOR REBUILDING.


1.) 31 Dec 2016 14:18:40
I agree with first part but tav was rotten.

2.) 31 Dec 2016 14:23:05
We didn't deserve anything based on the 2nd half and wer lucky to get away with a 1-2 but what was forrester thinking abt when its 2v1 and its the easiest of passes to make wnd he tries to take the man on. infuriating doesn't come close to how i felt😡.

3.) 31 Dec 2016 14:28:33
I agree, our second half was horrid. There's a massive gap between us and the Celtic. I screamed at my TV when forrester didn't pass it.

I thought Tav was decent, got a few good balls into the box etc.

4.) 31 Dec 2016 14:51:33
Your not the only one, if I was dodoo I would have went mental at him.

5.) 31 Dec 2016 14:52:46
Sorry Spoc tav cost us with the 2nd goal, we must find investment.

6.) 31 Dec 2016 15:56:51
Tav has been posted missing at more goals this season tban anyone else.



24 Dec 2016 15:33:19
I know people love him because he is a Rangers man but Andy Halliday just is not good enough to be playing centre midfield for us. The system we have requires two very good centre midfielders alongside a good anchorman. Halliday isn't an anchorman and he isn't the dynamic midfielder we need. I like the lad but we need better.


1.) 24 Dec 2016 16:20:03
Agree haliday not good enough for cm. Mw said yday he's close to 2 signings I hope 1 of them is a cm.

2.) 24 Dec 2016 22:08:32
Agree with this 100% how we have survived with our style of play over the last 18 months in CDM is beyond me. Anyone who says he would be in the team is Barton was still there is a joke.

3.) 24 Dec 2016 23:34:39
agree with spoc we need far better quality in the middle of the park if we are going to be successful

i heard warbs is after an attacking mid but for me we need a central midfielder to put his foot on the ball and control the game - sincerely hope it can be rossiter

merry xmas to all.

4.) 25 Dec 2016 09:24:55
Said on here many times, andy halliday gets an easy ride on here and at ibrox, because of who he is! I for one don't agree with them because like a good few others, he's also made a few mistakes this season!




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20 Jan 2017 12:43:37
£6million? I would bite their hand off.




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20 Jan 2017 12:42:14
What scouts?




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19 Jan 2017 10:35:58
What have we got to offer Leipzig? One decent winger who isn't anywhere near Fosberg and is quite a distance off of Burke? Why on earth would they want us as a feeder team when our youngsters can't even get into our first team.




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16 Jan 2017 12:27:17
RB Leipzig, New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg are their other teams so what if we were called Red Bull Glasgow?




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12 Jan 2017 11:24:56
Shame for them. Sinny had captained the u20s previously, we were in the same school so maybe biased, but I thought he really deserved a chance.





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22 Jan 2017 23:07:09
They've already beaten Premier League opposition and gotten to the League Cup Semis where they were very unfortunate to get beaten by Aberdeen.




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22 Jan 2017 17:46:50
As a Morton man, I ain't confident for Rangers. We are vulnerable to Set Pieces and Morton have scored tonnes from them this season.




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22 Jan 2017 13:24:36
Kiernan totally abandoned his man.




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22 Jan 2017 13:23:58
Agreed! Exactly what we need, wastes very little.




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19 Jan 2017 12:23:18
I think your maths is a bit off. The average wage won't be £10,000 and our youth team will not be earning an average of £2,500 a week.