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11 Mar 2018 19:53:36
Very sore one today, but for individual mistakes we would have taken at least a draw from the match. Celtics second goal was a disgrace, you should never be beaten by a long hopeful punt up the park and what Goss was doing for their third was unbelievable.

He just let Edouard walk into the penalty area an have a free shot at goal. And Windass once again showed that he is far too often a passenger when we need him most. When you compare their middle 3 and ours it really is a no contest at the moment. I know a lot of fans are wanting us to sign Goss permanently but would he get in the Celtic team? I don't think so therefore we should be looking for better.

Murty should have changed it a bit sooner for sure.

Positives to be taken are we certainly are. Lot closer. Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over. And for me the biggest positive was the performance of docherty, I thought he was immense. If we could add a bit of muscle in beside him next season we will be in good shape.

zikos

1.) 12 Mar 2018 11:25:11
Zikos, one of your final comments (Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over) seems to be at odds with what say before it and what actually happened.


2.) 12 Mar 2018 13:23:52
Zikos, we have better in Dorrans, Jack and McCrorie plus Rossiter, but sadly they are all injured!


3.) 12 Mar 2018 21:48:01
Styab - I just think that we could have got something out of the game if it hadn't been for a couple of (crucial) mistakes. I think we are a lot closer to them now and they can no longer just turn up and win, they actually have to put a shift in and like yesterday ride their luck.

Saying that - for us to be better than them we need to improve the midfield three. that's where I think the game (and most gasmes) was won/ lost.

Doherty was class, Goss just didn't perform and Windass was a passenger. I know he has scored a lot of goals lately but still don't think he is a number 10.


4.) 14 Mar 2018 12:02:17
Zikos one poor performance from Goss doesn't suddenly make him a bad player, also it looked like Murty asked him to sit back for more cover and that's not his strengths he is far better off as holding midfielder who likes to get forward.


 

 

07 Jan 2018 20:43:38
Forgive me if I'm wrong but didn't Cummings only play well in the championship, I can't remember him doing anything in the SPL. And so I don't get all the hype for what's essentially a really good championship player. If we get him on loan, then fine, but I wouldn't take a risk on him if we had to buy him as he has never performed at this level.

zikos

1.) 07 Jan 2018 22:43:45
Would b great signing hope we get him.


2.) 08 Jan 2018 07:25:19
Zikos, Cummings was only 18 when His got relegated and only broke into their team in the playoffs, where he scored their two goals against Hamilton.


3.) 08 Jan 2018 10:02:37
I'm not a fan of Cummings tbh. He comes across as a wee bed, much like Griffiths and would not want him near us. Anyway he hasn't kicked a ball down south. Also stories of late night drinking etc apparently. I think you guys are right when you say he stood out in the championship and not in the top flight. I think everybody remembers him lifting his game against us and assumed that was his normal form, which clearly is not the case. I'd leave well alone.


4.) 08 Jan 2018 11:52:08
If Cummings was half as good for us as Griffiths has been for them, it's a yes from me.


5.) 08 Jan 2018 14:43:45
I'm pretty sure Cummings only came into the Hibs team in the second half of the season where they were relegated, and even at that the majority of his appearances were from the bench. He was sold in the summer after the were promoted so he hasn't really had time to prove his ability in the SPL, however he hasn't exactly been lighting up the Championship down south. I reckon he would work well with Morelos up front for us but my preference would be to give MOH a shot through the middle with Morelos.


 

 

 

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19 Mar 2019 22:50:20
Reading a lot of posts regarding players not being good enough etc. For me the manager has assembled a very good squad of players albeit very inconsistent. But it's the managers job to manage that inconsistency. He has a very large squad, he and his coaches should be recognising which players are on form, off form, depesperate for a chance etc. But he seems to be failing in that department atm which needs to improve.

I also think how he sets his team out needs looked at. For me Kent and Candeias need to play more central to support Morelos. They are far too wide offering no support. In this 4-2-3-1 formation the attacking midfielders should be as much a threat as the main striker. Ours are offering very little other than industry and crosses into an empty box. I know width is important to create space but the attacking full backs can do this and should be supplying most of the crosses!

zikos

1.) 20 Mar 2019 05:51:03
We have a good base to build a team now instead of the revolving door we've seen in the past few years.


2.) 20 Mar 2019 08:15:18
lol zikos i have heard it all now kent and candeias are too wide well mate that's where a winger should be, i get what your saying i. e support for morelos but wingers should be hugging the touchline and firing in crosses something candeias can't do to save his life granted but a good attacking side need width.


3.) 20 Mar 2019 11:19:32
I think the revolving door will be revolving again this summer, sadly too many just not good enough👍.


4.) 20 Mar 2019 13:21:17
Who would u move on coldco, who would you bring in.
Also who can you see as marquee signings,


5.) 20 Mar 2019 14:31:10
To be honest anyone apart from mcgregor goldson katic arfield jack kamara could go, the loans will obv go although hopefully we can extend kent's stay. I think tav and morelos will be sold and if we want marquee signings then that's where the money would come from. We obv need a ST and a RB. I also think we need a right mid/ winger and our central midfield needs overhauled, not enough dig or creativity in the centre of midfield for me. I would stick with katic and goldson at the back. Could murphy play the number 10? It was ashame he got injured because he started the season so well. Barasic made a difference on saturday, looked much better in a 442 as did the whole team. Teams will always sit in and make it tight against us, they have been doing it for decades, but there is absolute No point hitting he byline to fire in crosses with only wee fredo to aim at. Signing players that can play 442 has to be the way forward for next season other wise we continue to struggle against the better spl sides. We are so predictable at the moment. We go from side to side then hit a hopeful ball in that easily gets cleared because we have no height and no one to aim at, except wee fredo. Two St is the way forward. 👍 eg, boyd miller. Jelavic miller. Mccoist hately. Dodds wallace. Pointless putting an aimless ball in hoping one wee st does the buisness. Big laff hasn't had a fair crack or enough game time consistently to build any form. Laff tore motherwell apart at fir park in the 3 each draw and grabbed us a draw in villareal. The goal he scored for hearts against celtic at the start of the season proves he can finish. 10min here and there is in no way enough time to judge him. Laff and morelos could be great together. How many crosses did we put in on saturday after we went to 442? Plenty, how many did wee defoe and fredo win? None. 👍.


6.) 20 Mar 2019 16:29:54
Queens11 - That's my point, we are playing with out and out wingers, they can't influence a game other than cross into the box. and if we're only playing one up top then the chances of an end product are slim. They need to play inside slightly and let the attacking full backs overlap giving us width.

The problem for me is Morelos is the only source of goals. Kent and Candeias can't score any goals if they are hugging the touchline. Jack and the other holding midfielder can't as their too deep, therefore going by your expectation we need a number 10 to score 30 goals per season?

No We need the attacking 3 behind Morelos to be chipping in with at least 10 goals per season each.


7.) 20 Mar 2019 20:41:07
Not a bad post coldco, but I'm really unsure about Kent, lack of goals and assists.
Agree re barisic, I like him but needs to harden up.


8.) 20 Mar 2019 21:56:02
just a thought, how much is a marquee signing these days? what's the definition of one? we sell tav and morelos to buy one marquee signing then surely we are worse off. surely we are trying to strengthen, not weaken.


 

 

28 Jan 2019 23:07:40
From what I've seen the last few games I think the preferred midfielder should be McRorrie, Jack and Davis. I think Davis and Arfield are quite similar but Davis is more composed and better on the ball.

I don't think dropping McRorrie and playing Jack in the deeper role has worked and therefore I would like to see Arfield in direct competition with Davis and possibly Candeias for a starting place.

zikos

1.) 29 Jan 2019 00:14:50
Arfield was colossus against the manks . no one could have played better are you forgetting that.


2.) 29 Jan 2019 00:16:58
zikos, a fit Davis is a far superior player to Arfield and you just can't drop Candeias, on of our top performers. The team against Livy was our best team barring Goldson, until Davis is fit enough to replace Arfield.


3.) 29 Jan 2019 06:43:40
Away u Arfield is a must to start younger fresher hungrier unless Davis proves otherwise its Arfield all the way.


4.) 29 Jan 2019 07:50:59
For me it’s Ryan Jack whobis mist under threat from Davis, however if he keeps up his good form then Davis will have to wait. Good to have players chomping at the bit to come in in all positions though!


5.) 29 Jan 2019 11:36:20
Davis is better on the ball than Arfield, but Arfield is far better at pressing the ball and getting in peoples faces. It’s a hard one but a good headache to have.


6.) 29 Jan 2019 13:12:17
Ryan jack has been superb. Not sure what games some people are watching.


7.) 29 Jan 2019 15:41:39
The thing nowadays you can't just have your best 11 players. It is the squad that counts and who plays and in which formation depends on the opposition. Candeias and Kent were very good against Livingston. I think Davis and Defoe will have to prove fitness before starting games, but don't forget injuries and suspensions will happen again before the end of the season so strength in depth is important. Is the game against the Blue Brazil on TV tomorrow night?


8.) 29 Jan 2019 15:44:47
Listen we need the squad, Morelos two league bookings away from three game ban
Also Arfield and mccrorie close to bans re totting up.


9.) 29 Jan 2019 18:08:35
Molsgoals I take your point about the mhank game - he was outstanding, as was the entire team. And siding with some of the replies maybe it will be horses for courses, Where when we need a high press, high tempo game it will be Arfield. And when we need a bit of guile and creativity it will be Davis.

It is a good headache to have.

One thing I must say though is how happy I am with the way McRorrie has been playing. If anyone reads my posts I have said for a long time that the boy has the ability to be a top player, but I thought he lacked heart.

Far too many games last season I saw him going missing in games, from a position on the pitch where it is difficult to hide. I genuinely didn't think he would make it at Ibrox for that reason, but I'm glad he is proving me wrong!


 

 

28 Jan 2019 07:08:22
If we are to sell Tav we should use the money and make Kent's move permanent. The kid is only going to get better and for me he is one of the first name on the team sheet.

We will obviously have to sign a quality RB as Tav is very creative and we will miss his attacking support.

zikos

1.) 28 Jan 2019 08:41:41
We could survive without Tavernier but I don’t know how we would replace Morelos. I definitely think he will go in the summer. Watching the 2 games on Wednesday and yesterday I just don’t know we’re defoe fits in other than a sub.


2.) 28 Jan 2019 09:29:50
Stevie g. just come out and said it’s all paper talk no contact from Southampton about tav so rather believe him than daily rag.


3.) 28 Jan 2019 11:46:07
I understand the value of a player is what another club is willing to pay, but would anyone on this site be happy if Rangers paid £8 mill for Tav? Only my view, but he’s never an £8mill player, hope all this talk is true and he goes for that, what a good bit of business that would be. Would the bread man get a bonus for bringing him to Rangers 😝 😂 😆.


4.) 28 Jan 2019 13:30:41
Ulsterman,

This is only EPL valuation and their wads of cash. Maybe to them he's worth 8m but up here he's a 2m player. At mo he's playing brilliant but not long ago everyone on here had him down as a downright plodder. I say take the cash for Tav and Fredo which seems almost done deal anyway. Allow SG to buy quality striker and someone who can create. I don't agree with many SD fans that creative as his forte. We do need another creative No. 10.Lets wait and see.


 

 

24 Dec 2018 11:26:02
Loads of people suggesting we go two up top. Personally I would play Lafferty on the left and then choose between Grezda and Candeias on the right. It would mean we would have an aerial threat coming in at the back post when crossing from the right. I think Lafferty played a similar roles for Hearts and always seemed to find the net against them.

zikos

1.) 24 Dec 2018 13:45:57
Simple tactic, zikos, that worked well for Prso, Hateley etc.


2.) 24 Dec 2018 14:21:04
too many high balls going in in the first half yesterday that wee just didn't have any height in box for lafferty would at least offer you a target coming in from width.


3.) 24 Dec 2018 14:26:54
Its a good idea although for a big guy Lafferty does not pose.


4.) 24 Dec 2018 14:29:01
For a big guy Lafferty doesn't possess the Ariel ability of peso or Harley but could cause problems nevertheless.


5.) 24 Dec 2018 17:18:15
How many goals have we scored from crosses and corners this season. From the amount that that we do I can only really remember a handful. We need to mix up the corners a bit instead of firing it in all the time.


6.) 24 Dec 2018 19:01:27
Lafferty and middleton changed the game yesterday, would have lost that game without them.


 

 

25 Sep 2018 13:40:29
Anyone know where I would be able to watch the game tomorrow in Barcelona?

zikos

1.) 25 Sep 2018 16:50:59
hi zikos i'm not sure of any rangers bar but there are a few scottish bars around the place.


2.) 25 Sep 2018 17:50:09
Barcelona is a cold place for Rangers fans. In more than a dozen visits I've never found anything closely resembling a Rangers pub. However, some sports bars might show it if you ask.


3.) 25 Sep 2018 20:32:31
It was very cold on 1972.


4.) 25 Sep 2018 20:39:32
Flaherty's at the bottom of la Ramblas behind burger king, has 3 different rooms, you might get it on the backroom.


5.) 25 Sep 2018 23:15:47
I was there, Bankie, and it certainly was a cold place for us even in our famous victory. Attacked by police, not just inside the ground but in the city centre too, where many bars refused to serve supporters. We were staying in Lloret de Mar so we didn't hang about for long. Since then, business, pleasure and Rangers have taken me back there at least a dozen times and I've yet to find any bar that is in any way 'Rangers minded' but plenty of the other kind.


6.) 25 Sep 2018 23:24:17
Thanks gents, I didn't think I would find a Rangers bar but there always seems to be a Scottish bar so will hopefully find something. I'm not far from la ramblas so will checkout. the backrooms as dodgy as it sounds. Thanks again.


 

 

 

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09 Mar 2019 13:44:51
We need more than that True Blue! Read on other posts that we need our LW and RW to be scoring 15 goals each and tbh couldn't agree more.

Compare the goal tally of Kent and Candeias to Sinclair and Forrest and it's obvious why we are so far behind and not even at the split yet!

When their strikers aren't firing their wingers and attacking midfielders are - Ours simply don't step up. Maybe that's down to the players or simply the formation. Either way it needs sorted unless we are happy to be fighting Aberdeen and Kilmarnock for second every year!

We need to improve both our home and away record and I don't think these players can do it. Yes they can battle and compete with anyone on their day - but can they do it 38 times?

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09 Mar 2019 08:33:10
I agree with DadoPrso - Either Gerrard clears the team out and rebuilds or we find someone that can get this group performing closer to their potential.

Yes we might be playing better than last year, and look a stronger side than last year. However last year Celtic beat us by 12 points, this year it might be 20 if we continue to perform the way we have been. Smashing teams in the bottom half and then drawing or losing against teams in the top half isn't good enough and doesn't even paper over the cracks for me.

Time to step up SG.

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04 Jan 2019 12:42:20
Brilliant idea Glasgow rangers! Celtic. Did this s few years ago to great effect with Allan, Christie and Mackay Steven. We should try the same.

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09 Oct 2018 21:10:13
I must be a knuckle dragger then! I Personally wouldn't take the "traitor" back - as you call him Theswagman.

I think its great that you can forgive and forget the way in which he left our club - I can't. It maybe my shortcoming, but I'm happy to live with that.

More so than I would be happy to see him ever profit from our football club ever again!

He could have transferred over like Steven Davis, or he could have left with some dignity (like a lot of the others), saying "Rangers have offered to transfer my contract to new co - but I have decided not to accept it and want to try my luck elsewhere", fine.

But he chose an entirely different route! and I simply can't forget.

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01 Sep 2018 22:42:16
Yes but lovenkrands was the one commentating the other night. Not sure if JJ is still with us.

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17 Apr 2019 20:03:03
Watch the Hibs v Rangers match again and tell me Goldson is better than Porteous. Goldson got rag dolled by McNulty and the Swiss boy, whilst Porteous was man of the match. Solid dirty player in the mould of Craig Moore (my favourite ranger) .

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17 Apr 2019 16:42:53
Coop Goldson is decent, nothing more. Would take any of the up and coming Scottish boys over him. McKenna, Porteous or Souttar.

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17 Apr 2019 16:35:53
Main difference bis Ajax sell their top players for +£50M which then gives them enough backing to go and buy the best players in Holland or really anywhere they scout. We would be lucky to sell our top players for £10M which not even get you McKenna, so we would have to start at square one again.

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16 Apr 2019 23:39:15
Coop, BTW I don't think Gerrard will drop or sell Goldson either.

He also needs to improve next year!

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16 Apr 2019 23:25:20
The decision to boycott games or clubs should be reserved for the fans that actually attend those games! Not by anyone else.

Some fans want to go and support their team at every opportunity and that right shouldn't be taken away from them by anyone.

zikos