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19 Mar 2020 23:36:50
Maybe not the time for player rumours, but I was told by txt tonight that before the corona crisis that we had been actively scouting Nigeria centre half William Troost Ekong, who plays for Udinese. Supposed to be a £4m target to team up with Helander, but who knows now that everything in up in air.

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19 Jan 2020 01:03:00
Talking to a good contact down south earlier, he reckons Leeds have decided they want Goldson either now or in the summer, but he also heard that Bournemouth are now on his trail and there is still some interest from Fulham. We cannot consider offers now that Helander is out for quite a spell, and I hope it's setting up a bidding war for the summer. How much to take Goldson from us?

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1.) 19 Jan 2020 08:39:49
Imo i probably value goldson about 4.5mill. If we finish this season with the league call it 5mill.

2.) 19 Jan 2020 10:46:35
4.5mil? We paid 3 for him god sake. You might not like him but don't undervalue him. Starts week in week out. At least 7.5m.

3.) 19 Jan 2020 11:18:03
It's all about opinions Tjrfc. I think maybe £6-7m. Goldson might not want to leave though. He's a big player, in a massive team, playing in Europe, with an excellent chance of winning things. None of those teams mentioned give him that.

4.) 19 Jan 2020 11:21:22
Be good business for us with Katic, stand out our. best, Helander, Edmundson and Mayo, knocking on the door, we have cover and options. 5m or 6m for me.

5.) 19 Jan 2020 11:34:48
If Harry McGuire goes for 80 we should atleast be asking for 10, English players in today’s market are majorly overpriced so we should not be letting any of ours go on the cheap.

6.) 19 Jan 2020 12:13:37
You have to take it in context lads, look at the market you are selling to. We paid £3m to take him here, he’s had 2 years of solid first team football after a long time out with injuries, and is just coming into his prime. If we are selling any first team player to the EPL bidding has to start around £10m. They will think nothing of paying that for an unproven player from random leagues around the world, so for an English centre half with EPL experience that is a minimum. Do you think if he was at Celtic they would be selling him for £5m or something equally ridiculous? We have to stop selling ourselves short.

7.) 19 Jan 2020 12:46:16
Well written the wags man. 100% on the button.

8.) 19 Jan 2020 13:08:03
Paul86 - you’re saying that if we won the league you would sell our first choice centre half for £5m? 😂😂😂.

9.) 19 Jan 2020 14:15:08
If we win the league, which we will do. Goldson will stay.

10.) 19 Jan 2020 14:41:27
Celtic were looking for around 8 million for the injury prone Simunovic. No way we should be considering selling Goldson for 5-6. That's crazy talk. Katic may be the best out and out defender but Goldsons passing out from the back is a key part of the way we play and the reason he's always picked. I think a lot of people don't appreciate the job the Goldson does.

11.) 19 Jan 2020 15:41:59
I told my contact it would take £8m-£10m to shift him and he agreed that would be a good price.

12.) 19 Jan 2020 17:09:50
I’m not Goldson’s biggest fan, but I wouldn’t accept £8m for him. That sets the market for what it costs to do business with Rangers. Other teams like us that are big fish in small ponds like Ajax, Porto and dare I say it, Celtic, always demand sizeable fees for players so clubs know if they want a player from one of these teams not to go in with a stupid bid. We would start a precedent by taking £8m for our first choice centre half. Then we would end up taking £15m for Morelos. We have to stop selling ourselves short.

13.) 19 Jan 2020 17:20:30
What a load of nonsense, best defender in the league and the stats prove it . Not a penny less than 10m with a sell on clause. Only reason we got him so cheap was his historical medical condition, that has been sorted and has shown consistency. Captain material if tav leaves.

14.) 19 Jan 2020 17:35:18
If it was me I would try everything to keep hold of him. He has off days and dips in form but he is the communicator or organiser in our back 4. You can see the calming influence he has when playing. If or when we win the league I reckon he would fancy a crack at champions league with us more than a move to teams mentioned. Guy is only what 26 or something so shows what he is capable of doing against CL opponents and its not top end championship/
Relegation battling EPL teams that come with offers.
IMO fee wise I would be looking for offers to be starting at maybe 7. With us looking for possible 10. With SG in charge he will be looking for English values. We need to back him to. Like he says if our guys were down south values would be huge. Just look at mcburnie costing 20 mil. can't even establish himself in a Scotland team with poor forward options.

15.) 19 Jan 2020 17:40:25
Happy at Ibrox but £12m in the summer and think he would be tempted to leave.

16.) 19 Jan 2020 18:26:50
Bankie I’m not sure he would go, I think he’ll want to play in Champion league.

17.) 19 Jan 2020 18:28:36
Bankie, why would the fee tempt to leave?

18.) 19 Jan 2020 19:20:03
goldson is under contract, starts every wk, playing in cup finals and Europa league every season and hopefully come May lifting trophies

we paid 3-4m so for me we shd be asking 10m absl min espesh if it’s English clubs who are awash with money ( Champ is 5th richest league in world)

if they can pay 18m for oli mcburnie then they can cough up.

19.) 19 Jan 2020 20:16:19
John25, you could be right about prospect of champions league being incentive to stay. Just thinking about our stated business model requiring us to buy, develop and sell at significant profit. Also we now have good cover in his position.

20.) 19 Jan 2020 20:48:19
£13-£15 million easily. If he was a person player he would be touted at the £20 million Mark.

21.) 19 Jan 2020 21:08:08
Bankie. We think we have good cover, however that is to be proved.
You are correct re business model though.

22.) 19 Jan 2020 22:31:03
John25, before win at parkhead I thought Goldson was weaker of CH pairing but he was immense on the 29th. Hopefully he maintains that standard for remainder of season.

23.) 20 Jan 2020 14:14:36
Bankie goldston imo is a good pro who talks to players around him.
We tend to notice big displays against them. He has had good games in Europe as well.



15 Jan 2020 16:39:32
Zak Rudden has now officially joined Partick Thistle for an undisclosed fee, but I am heartened by the news that the deal includes options for us for his future. That's a potential road back for him if he works hard and matures.

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1.) 15 Jan 2020 18:11:23
Mate he's signed for partick thistle. Kinda tells you a story right there that he will never be back at the club.

2.) 15 Jan 2020 18:20:47
I think but back option and sell on clause should be insisted on when our younger players leave, there’s always 1 who turns out to be decent when given a run of games.

3.) 15 Jan 2020 18:24:53
Paul86, that right, aye?

4.) 15 Jan 2020 19:53:46
Yeah pretty much aye 😂 went to a team battling to stay in the championship after loans to falkirk and plymouth argyle. So yeah he will never be back am afraid. Same as hardie and all the other up and coming players who were not good enough. Out of the hundreds that come through the academy only handful will go on for the 1st team. that's just facts.

5.) 15 Jan 2020 20:00:39
All about opinions if rangers thot he was good enough he wouldn't be leaving on a permanent.

6.) 15 Jan 2020 23:10:38
Aye Paul like Andy Robertson who got ditched by Celtic, went to Queens Park - a couple of divisions below Partick and part time - and is now rated as possibly the best left back in the world? Writing folk off at this age is ridiculous.

7.) 16 Jan 2020 00:49:57
The swagman yeah point taken. Still don't think he will do anything. fyi and robertson at 19 was about to head to hull city not still cutting about queens park.

8.) 16 Jan 2020 14:04:56
Paul86, I do understand the facts of the youth system, as I once worked in ours.

9.) 16 Jan 2020 15:20:14
Great so surely you can see from very early on who will no make it who will go to clubs such as thistle and who stand out like a sore thumb and will suceed in rangers 1st team. Likes of barry fergusons. Hopefully we do now have some real strong youth coming through who actually have a chance on making it like patterson.

10.) 18 Jan 2020 00:08:24
Paul86., from what I've been reading there are a good few youngsters currently at our club, that will make the grade for the full team, heres hoping.



01 Jan 2020 19:41:19
We have our eye on an Egyptian winger / striker called Salah Mohsen. I've never heard of him, just like the rest of you.

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1.) 01 Jan 2020 20:38:35
I heard we also looking at a guy called Madio Sane.

2.) 01 Jan 2020 21:49:41
Thought you were taking the piss, but he is actually a player. 21 year old.

3.) 01 Jan 2020 23:22:48
yes, the one I posted is an actual player.

4.) 02 Jan 2020 11:42:26
he is quite a good player too. wouldn't say no to him. right age, right position etc.

5.) 02 Jan 2020 19:47:46
he will end up top euro league . would be a decent prospect if we could et him though.

6.) 03 Jan 2020 10:43:44
Was speaking to an Egyptian guy today he said he is a very good player but hadn’t heard any links to us when he was home for Christmas.



01 Jan 2020 19:39:29
I heard a rumour that we are selling nobody from the first team in January, that some players will be moved on to trim the squad and the only way anyone will be brought in will be if they can immediately improve the team. It came from high up in Ibrox, a guy called Steven Gerrard.

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1.) 01 Jan 2020 20:03:02
The covenanter, not a rumour, King and Gerrard both stated that.




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24 Jun 2020 16:57:10
Can I ask all you fans who said two or three days ago that Dykes had signed for Rangers, confirmed by a bottle of blue hair dye; has he signed yet? No? Why not? Do you think there may be a manager, a director of football, at least three scouts, an assistant manager and a couple of coaches at Ibrox who don't believe he's good enough?

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1.) 24 Jun 2020 17:10:54
People jumping the gun mate and thinking they're in the know.

2.) 24 Jun 2020 17:23:53
You would think this was a Rumours Site? 🤪.

3.) 24 Jun 2020 17:48:49
The covenanter, although i didn't say dykes had actually signed, when some on here were saying this, a couple of days ago, i most definitely still think that rangers will sign lyndon dykes mate! I stand to be corrected, but i think dykes will be a rangers player, before this transfer window closes, whenever that is.

4.) 24 Jun 2020 17:40:50
I believe if Rangers are interested in Dykes then something would of happened by now. After all Gerrard was quoted as saying he wants to act early. So for that reason I don't think he'll be a Rangers player. Early bird and all that.

5.) 24 Jun 2020 17:58:58
Dykes and Kamberi not Rangers class . …. let's jog on.

6.) 24 Jun 2020 19:44:57
Punter who do you reckon we should jog on to pal, out of a matter of interest? Lyle taylor, ivan toney, rhian brewster (loan), saido berahino, grbic, maric, who do you reckon, within reason and what we can afford? 🤔.

7.) 24 Jun 2020 22:14:12
the one player u missed.

8.) 24 Jun 2020 22:15:37
Shanks can find the net with ease.



10 Jun 2020 00:55:55
SGL and the other lads interested in Dykes, I've just been on to an old friend in South Australia (it's 9am there and 1am here) . Bill emigrated from Cambuslang (he was Wullie then) to Melbourne and was involved in Australian 'soccer' as a player and a coach for most of those years and is also a major bluenose. I'll just give you his words:
Hi wee man, how's things? Yes, I've been reading about Gers interest in Dykes on a lot of sites. The guy's family are Scottish and that's how he landed there. He didn't play a lot over here and it was a surprise that he made it as a pro.
All I can say is that Socceroos coach Graham Arnold reckoned that Dykes at present would be about sixth choice centre forward for him. He said there's nothing much to his game except brute strength.
I think we've got a better boy here, just as physical but more talented and a proven scorer with 6 goals in 11 internationals. He is Adam Taggart and he is playing in South Korea. Someone in the John Brown supporters' club in Adelaide actually recommended this guy to Bomber!
It would be great for us over here if Gers signed another Aussie, we've had a couple in the past. I'm sure the club's connections over here will keep them right. Just make it the right Aussie, mate!

His words with personal stuff deleted, make of it what you will.

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1.) 10 Jun 2020 07:35:45
I think he is right, good player but not what we are looking for. I watched all the videos of Dykes to remind myself and to be honest although he gets in the right places for scoring opportunities and is good in the air his overall play is lacking and not the type of player we need to stop 10IAR. We have to aim higher. Not to say if we got him cheap enough he would not be useful at times but no use sitting on the bench.

2.) 10 Jun 2020 08:34:49
well i agree with that assessment. i think we need much better than the lads currently being put forward if we are going to move forward. my personal feeling is that he would be sidelined more often or not picking up red cards more regularly than Morelos.

3.) 10 Jun 2020 09:14:40
The covenanter, i'm only going on what i see pal! For the record dykes actually stated yesterday that arnold had a great meet up with himself for a coffee, to try and persuade me to choose australia over scotland, for my international career, that was big dykes words yesterday, not mine pal!

The covenanter, is there any truth on the suggestions, that lyndon dykes is actually a rangers fan? It was a blog from ibrox noise last month, while talking about dykes they stated rangers were his boyhood idols. Just to see if you knew or not mate?

4.) 10 Jun 2020 10:45:17
Covenanter, did Adam Taggart have a spell in England and a short spell in Scotland with Dundee Utd? I don’t think it worked out for him for whatever reason. Rangers will need a more physical striker for the Scottish league however I am sure there are a number of options being considered by Rangers. Also Wilson quoted saying that media speculation is way off the mark. So Rangers might not even be in for Dykes.

5.) 10 Jun 2020 11:42:53
I am keen to take dykes but only right price. (750k) or player swap. As said previous, my mate played with dykes when he was breaking through at redlands united and now brisbane roar 18s coach. Always been firey. Back then was very hit and miss but my mate has watched him come on leaps and bounds and has worked non stop to get where he is today. He is a grafter there's no doubt. Just not sure he's worth 2mill.

6.) 10 Jun 2020 12:18:51
Paul livi have got to want players from us. Pollster, Stewart, Barker hastie all on four five times the wage dykes is on.
Livi can’t afford players people wish to swap.

7.) 10 Jun 2020 12:48:21
We need to get rid of some fringe players but they may be happy to stay at Rangers until their Contract runs out.

8.) 10 Jun 2020 13:01:16
Hi SGL, I never actually asked Bill if the boy was a bluenose, but I believe he is, mate.

9.) 10 Jun 2020 13:14:10
SGL, seems he spoke to Arnold in March, mate, but because of the CV nothing came of it. I think like any international side the manager would like as many players to choose from as possible but doesn't necessarily see him as his first or even second or third choice. We do it here, cap players once or twice to have a look then discard them. However, my mate Bill's son Russell remembers Dykes and said he always thought he would make it! Opinions, eh? Keep safe.

10.) 10 Jun 2020 14:29:13
Gus I’m hearing Stewart and Polster hoping to leave rangers.
Good business if we can move them on
Barker wants to stay lol.

11.) 10 Jun 2020 14:42:42
John25 of. course barker will want to stay. Cannot beleive he's managed to con his way into the squad in the 1st place. Still cannot get my head around that one.

12.) 10 Jun 2020 14:49:47
I keep saying a mark Allen production. My son is adamant Barker is on 10 k a week.

13.) 10 Jun 2020 15:45:41
It wouldn't surprise me John. Rossiter was on £10k a week.
No wonder Barker wants to stay.
I actually don't think polster or Stewart have had a fair crack.
Polster seems a steady enough rb.
Stewart in his 15-20 cameos gave us something different.



06 Jun 2020 17:51:54
Calvin Bassey, eh? Management caught everybody out again! I like how we are now doing our business.

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1.) 06 Jun 2020 19:16:31
Who did they catch out? No slagging btw just wondering.

2.) 06 Jun 2020 19:35:47
All off us, I love it when we sign a first team player who has not been plastered over papers for weeks.

3.) 07 Jun 2020 10:36:07
We have been watching him since Xmas. Well under radar rangers. That’s how I like it.



30 May 2020 14:59:17
I was told this morning that our staff scouts, freelance scouts and scouting agencies have been asked to finalise their paperwork and assessments on potential targets by Monday 1st June so that the recruitment/ management teams can act on them. Specific areas of the team have been targeted but which areas were not divulged to me.
It made me think, if you were a scout and you were recommending one player currently playing in Britain (Within reason! ) who would it be and why?

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1.) 30 May 2020 15:48:36
John Ruddy, Wolves.

2.) 30 May 2020 17:52:28
Not particularly fussed about players in the UK. Overpriced in my opinion.
Having said that, although would be difficult to get Meslier (gk) and Kalvin Phillip's (cm) at Leeds I like.
Meslier only there on loan though.

3.) 30 May 2020 19:08:08
Blue genius Phillips a fantastic player. Way out our league though.

4.) 30 May 2020 20:24:59
Agree john he's some player will play in premiership soon miles out our price range. Terrible hairdo tho 👍.



24 May 2020 16:24:50
We have been flooded with the names of players supposedly on our wish list, and along with them (about 30 so far) we have the usual guesswork as to player wages etc. Let's just remind ourselves of average player wages in the 'cheaper' half of the EPL and try to remember them before we suggest that certain journeymen are earning £50k-£60k a week.

Sheffield United - £9,000
Norwich City - £12,000
Aston Villa - £25,000
Watford - £30,000
Brighton - £30,000
Burnley - £33,000
Bournemouth - £35,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers - £36,600
Newcastle - £38,000
Southampton - £49,000
There are an awful lot of players in there who earn less than £20k a week- guys like John Fleck earn less than £10k - and it's the same in the top half of the Championship.

the covenanter

1.) 24 May 2020 16:43:13
Which journeymen are you referring to convenater?

2.) 24 May 2020 17:25:43
Covenanter our team can’t really afford 20 k players.

3.) 24 May 2020 18:45:27
John25 I think we have a few players on or over 20 k per week.

4.) 24 May 2020 18:52:03
Before anyone says we couldn't afford him i know that before i state a free agent i'd love at rangers and who undoubtedly is a game changer of a player we're all on about on here. I would love rangers to sign adam lallana! He would imo without question, turn close games in our favour including games against celtic! He's a very talented player and matchwinner!

5.) 24 May 2020 19:47:11
Tjbb my understanding is tav, Morelos and Kent.

6.) 24 May 2020 19:48:01
Sorry tjbb missed Defoe for next season.

7.) 24 May 2020 19:57:30

Not sure that Lallana is a game changer and player to be relied upon in big games. Good player though he is and no doubt better than we currently have, he is not as special as you make him out to be. His record shows that he scores 1 goal in 8 games and he averages about 18 games per season over the last 3 seasons. Sane and Sala are match winners and game changers and play 30 games a season.

I fear we would be signing him to sit in the treatment room. If wages were reasonable and he was truly on a free then he maybe worth a punt.

8.) 24 May 2020 20:29:33
McGregor would be on at least £20k a week.

9.) 24 May 2020 20:43:43
John25, we already have players at that level of earnings. My point is there are plenty of players who are well below that mark but on here people seem to multiply their earnings by two just to suit their point (he's not worth that, we can't afford that etc) . Even clubs in the top ten in the EPL have players earning less than £20k.

10.) 24 May 2020 21:19:11
Mr grumpy definitely not on 20 k.

11.) 24 May 2020 23:16:47
Mols, in scottish football adam lallana would be a game changer pal, of that IMO there's little doubt! He would cruise it up here with the talent he has pal!

12.) 25 May 2020 01:47:43
Unfortunately Everton want him and he is an Evertonian. Certainly he'd be a step up in our ambitions but while he would be one of the better players up here he certainly wouldn't 'cruise it'. Very good player, but now 32 and coming back down from the top of the hill and is also an injury worry.

13.) 25 May 2020 08:14:24
Lallana couldn't cope with the Scottish game, he's to soft. 1 wee tackle on him and that would be him crying all the way to the treatment room.




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07 Jul 2020 02:58:09
Hends22 he scored 5 goals from crosses last season. He's a carthorse. That's probably why we have never shown the slightest interest in him.

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06 Jul 2020 16:52:12
We have no interest (that's 'no', zero, one less than one) interest in Dykes. We never have and nor should we.

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05 Jul 2020 13:16:21
Well you won't have to, INTR, because we won't be signing any of those you named.

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04 Jul 2020 21:34:55
True Blue, with those signings, intent to do what? Finish fourth?

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06 Jul 2020 17:04:00
Joh25 I'm sure Lewis Mayo could handle a game or two against Ross County, St Midden, Kilmarnock, St Johnstone etc. We'll never know until we try him in a couple. He's 6ft 3in, strong, good in the air and has young legs.

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06 Jul 2020 16:59:49
Goldson, Helander and Edmundson will be our centre backs with backup from Bassey and Mayo. That's five, we don't require anyone else.

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05 Jul 2020 23:20:21
Only Skov Olsen comes close as a winger, but he is just a year into a 5 year contract and is playing in Serie A. He was on our radar last year but went to Bologna. He also prefers to play on the left.

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02 Jul 2020 00:49:56
YouTube shows highlights of the best of his career to date and he still managed to look average. Wonder what the other 95% of his career looks like?

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02 Jul 2020 00:44:30
Castore already said they would utilise all major sports shops and others as there are not yet enough exclusive outlets in the chain between us and them. So Ashley takes tops etc and pays for them up front. Nobody (or very few) people buy them. He's left with stock he can't get shot of and can't punt them cheap because the retail agreement makes that illegal. I see little wrong with that.

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