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10 Dec 2018 10:38:09
We were absolutely mince on Sunday and not for the first time.
We are an average team at best and had it not been for Shagger this season, we would be out of Europe and further behind the Dhims.

So long as we fill our team with loans and guys that cannot get into their own team we will continue to suffer. Just have a look at some of them.
Worrall, flanagan, Coulibaly, not good enough for their own team.
McAuley nobody wanted? Bambi whatshisname that cannot even get in our reserves. Not to mention the luxury type like Ejaria that only performs when it suits.
We need to develop our own rather than others and Sunday was an example. We had no back up striker on the bench when we have 2 youngsters scoring for fun but cannot get on the bench for a load of loan midfielders?

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10 Dec 2018 10:48:28
Slim Jim, you are wrong about McCauley, Huddersfield and another bottom half EPL offered him a years contract. I thought he was doing ok at Rangers going by the posts, obviously you don’t rate him? Which is your entitlement.

10 Dec 2018 11:03:08
Think its time to give at least one of the youngsters a chance.

10 Dec 2018 11:46:58
A blind man can see squad is top heavy with average players. how many midfielders do we have I've lost count. We are screaming out for a player in steve davis mould get rid of the dross, free up wage bill, steve davis, lewis mcloed would be a vast improvement in a blue jersey. get rid of rossitter, coulibaly, ejeria, pena, lafferty, worrel, they offer nothing. if anybody bids 5 million or more for tav sell. we need a good jan transfer window to push on.

10 Dec 2018 12:07:48
Ulsterman, not so much i don't rate McAulay as he has been a good player, but he is now really a back up and when he plays it means we are chopping and changing each time.

10 Dec 2018 14:39:16
What’s the answer Slim Jim? Your points are valid but I think Stevie G. is trying to get decent players in on a shoestring, he needs half decent money for the players he’d like too bring in, sadly at this time it’s not there. In the long term I believe it’ll work out, “ has to “ too keep us all sane, I know an awful lot of Rangers guys over here who are pleased with what he’s done with little money. But you and guys like you in Scotland who see them more than us rural’s have a better idea of what’s required, so I for one am always interested in your after game views.

10 Dec 2018 15:46:27
Ulsterman, like many other bears, i wish i had the answer lol.

That said, i feel SG should have had a far more experienced 2nd than Gary Mac who does not seem to bring anything to the table.

We need to stop the constant changing/ rotation of players. Stevie has played in teams where this happens so natural for him to copy. Problem is that WE do not have enough quality players to get away with it as Liverpool had. Another point is that he "seems" to be a little blinkered with certain players he has brought in on loan.

As far as i am concerned, when you pay a 7 figure sum for players, then they should be starting before a loan player that we are schooling for other teams.

10 Dec 2018 10:31:43
Simply the Best?
Simply not good enough!
The Sheep result was a bitter pill to swallow as they are Tom Kite but the Dundee result is a sore one to take.

From the second ball of the match that Worrell put straight out the park to numerous players over running the ball out the park in the final 10 minutes as we pushed for a winner, you could see we weren’t at the races.
When you are matched all over the pitch by the bottom side in the league who are also playing for 70 minutes with 10 men – then the players need to have a long hard look at themselves.

Although we were forced into a couple of changes I believe the manager is over tinkering with the team. If he has one eye on the Europa League then he has to realise the SPFL is our bread and butter. We have a lot of games coming up but we need stability in the back 4. It was the foundation for our run in the Europa League qualifiers.
The final ball was again very poor at times and we looked like a team devoid of ideas.

Goldson who was rock solid early on is looking suspect at times. Is this due to the chopping and changing of his defensive partner? My preference is Katic and Goldson.
I’ve seen some posters blame Morelos – he wasn’t even playing! This is the type of match Lafferty should be thriving in.
I’ve seen a poster say Tav shouldn’t be captain? Changing captain would have no bearing on the result.
Others are blaming the referee / linesman - forgetting we benefited from a decision against the Jambos. And we shouldn't be relying on these decisions anyway. not against 10 men. And not against a 10 men who were willing to have a go and not sit in and defend.

Others are slating Middleton – an 18 year old. Some are blaming Ejaria who never really had a chance to change the game.
I also felt McGregor was too far of his line at the goal. But that would be harsh on a guy who’s saved us numerous times already this season.
To those who have lost faith in Gerrard? Get a grip.
We have to remember Gerrard’s only had one transfer window. Results like this will highlight the areas that need improving.

What was going to be a big month of games has started disastrously but there is still a lot of football to be played. We go again on Thursday – a chance to secure European football after Xmas.
Yes the result was disappointing, yes the performance was poor.
But let’s not over react – keep the faith.
In Gerrard We Trust. Let’s Go! 55.

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10 Dec 2018 12:38:24
what is the point in staying in Europa league? the money ain't that great and we are never going to win the thing.

10 Dec 2018 18:31:32
the money is better than what's in offer in scotland. europa league - more money in the kitty for players. are you saying we shouldn't play in it and hope to win the league. big ask with the players we have, not chance to replace with little income.

10 Dec 2018 10:24:33
Ffs guys we have had 2 poor performances and fans want this one sold that one dropped get a grip. If your a football man and watched the 2 games it's is clear as crystal that we need a central att midfielder and I'm sure SG and my are working on that at the mom.

Those 2 games we have been effectively playing with 7 defensively minded players in the team that r more suited to winning the ball not creating and running at defenders. Ej is the only one in central mid that I would class as att mid and he is pants and off form atm.
Where I will agree is that SG needs to stop tinkering with the defence we need a settled back four and stick with them and stop trying to keep everybody happy. When we play well that team should remain first pick in the next game as it builds trust and confidence. Players who r sitting on the bench should be told that they should be happy to be part of a winning gers team and they will get a chance threw injuries and suspensions.

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10 Dec 2018 12:27:44
Been more than 2 bad performances.

10 Dec 2018 14:15:57
Twice against Aberdeen, livi, hearts, spartak, Dundee and Celtic. Yes there is improvement but sg needs to get the finger out .

10 Dec 2018 09:31:40
Steven Gerrard is getting a fair bit of stick from our own supporters, after another inept performance, against dundee yesterday. Some now calling him "THE TINKERMAN"! I still totally believe that gerrard will in time, be a very good rangers manager, whereas some of our fans want to right him off just now!

ED, could you please put a poll out there regarding what the feeling is now, regarding our manager? The poll being:
will steven gerrard make it and be successful as the rangers manager or is he the wrong choice and will fail as rangers manager?
Cheers ED, as usual very much appreciated mate!

{Ed033's Note -

Steven Gerrard Future Poll

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10 Dec 2018 09:53:17
ive always believed that gerrard was the wrong man for the job and even now bar a couple of great wins in europe I've seen nothing to change my mind, however he is here and i believe if he is given time he will be a relative success but not a title winning manager unfortunately.

some of his comments about players not following instructions etc is really alarming and really sounds like the first stages of losing the dressing room imho. i also think he has underestimated the size of the club and the job here but he has also underestimated scottish football in general as well. all my opinions but it does not mean i want gerrard out as so many do after a bad result as we've been down that road too often the last few years.

10 Dec 2018 10:02:37
The only way he will be classed as successful is if he wins trophies and I’m afraid I can’t see that happening anytime soon. He’s got to change his tactics 433 every game isn’t working.

10 Dec 2018 12:40:15
rabC. totally agree with you. Job is too big too soon for SG

i think he will be a good manager later in his career, benifiting from his time with us, but sadly too early to take us back to the glory.

10 Dec 2018 08:27:15
To answer your question concerning quality, yes of course you are totally right, not enough quality in the team, although Celtic are no great shakes they just seem to step up too the mark when required, sadly in league performance’s Rangers don’t, maybe they suit European play better? It is disheartening when instead of a certain win it’s either a defeat or draw, i. e. Aberdeen and Dundee, 5 points dropped against that sort of opposition for Rangers is. bad in my humble opinion.

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10 Dec 2018 10:23:49
Gerrard has got to stop changing his back four or there never be any understanding, I know a lot of supporters love Tavernier but I would sell him in January, he can't defend and he's never a leader, new right back to play with goldston katic % borasic, goldston hasn't bin the same player since katic has been put of the team.

10 Dec 2018 07:51:53
Watched Sportscene last night and even the muppets Stewart and Thompson admitted that Lafferty's goal should have stood. We also should have had a penalty 2nd half. So if Lafferty's goal had been given, as it should have, and we had won 2-1 would the tone of the posts on here be different? Refereeing decisions like that are costing our team.

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10 Dec 2018 08:40:32
yea it should have been given. but Morleos against hearts shouldn't have been so its evened itself out. always does.

10 Dec 2018 10:07:13
@doiger we can’t keep blaming refs for every game we drop points, yeah they were awful decisions but to draw against bottom of the league when they had 10 men nearly the full game.

10 Dec 2018 06:57:01
Ive noticed a lot of posters desperate for davis to return in january and by the looks of it many think he's some sort of creative playmaker. i'm curious to see why many think this. I believe tavernier has as many assists in this calender year than davis has has in the last 6 or 7 years combined.

By all means welcome him back, i won't but that's not what i'm asking, but as a creative attacking midfielder who appears to be the exact opposite of what gerrard is looking for makes little s.

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10 Dec 2018 08:33:43
Davis even at his age would be an improvement in what we currently have however we need more in midfield including a creative player. Problem is they are very hard to come by and for all the money Celtic have they still don’t have one.

09 Dec 2018 19:44:14
SG needs to stop changing the team every game. Settle on his 2 centre halfs along with Shagger. If 3 in the middle then Jack holding with Kent and Arfield pushing on. Morelos up top since we havn't really got anyone else. Tav and Barisic full backs. Wide men is open to debate.

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10 Dec 2018 00:50:37
9 games in December alone.

Explain to me how he can play the same first 11 every game? It’s not possible. Mind and body tires, this causes injury.

Oh and before anybody says it, no, professional athletes can’t just play every single game because ‘it’s only 90 mins’.

10 Dec 2018 00:56:27
We need Miller back asap and ditch Lafferty. Kenny Miller is the best goalscorer in past twenty years bar none.

10 Dec 2018 06:24:18
Wouldn't go as far as saying we need our ex 39 year old striker kenny miller back, but i do totally agree with you, that he's better than lafferty and has been a very good goalscorer and all round striker for us, over his 3 spells at ibrox!

10 Dec 2018 06:41:25
Don’t be so Arsey. It’s the same 11 when fit and available. If any player shows a dip in form they get dropped. The point is that this constant changing of the team, particularly at centre half (only my opinion) is adding to our troubles.

10 Dec 2018 07:01:53
We could have got another 2 seasons from Kenny Miller. He is a natural goalscorer and is a style of player we could be doing with to put all the loose crosses into the net. His goal yesterday was a classic example of what i'm talking about. Need a hately or a Prso style forward in January window. 🇬🇧🇬🇧.

10 Dec 2018 08:37:18
I really don’t see why so many people insist on Jack. He was as poor as anyone last 2 games and he offers nothing going forward. When he does shoot it’s woeful. Ridiculous to play a midfielder in our team that can’t score in the Scottish league.

10 Dec 2018 08:55:58
Coulibaly and erja are/ have been worse than jack. Not suggesting he's great but compared to those two.

10 Dec 2018 09:01:48
I understand your post TC71 but as far as your settled starting 11 goes, half the players you mentioned were either suspended or coming back from injury so understandably the managers hands are tied in certain circumstances. If Morelos and arfield ain’t suspended they start. Simples.

10 Dec 2018 10:29:51
Arthur, watch that Dundee game back and count the forward passes Ryan Jack played. Seemed like only him and McGregor were trying to speed up play and get the team moving forward. He's surrounded by dross in there every week. His reading of the game is excellent. He is the one midfielder we can trust. We need better players around him though. As far as the goalscoring thing is concerned, none of our team seem to shoot from distance, which makes me worry it's a tactical thing. but his goalscoring record at Aberdeen was similar to Stuart McCall at Rangers. was he good enough?

10 Dec 2018 10:28:14
Kenny Miller? 😂.

09 Dec 2018 19:35:18
Gerrard has today realised he can not trust certain players and said he will stick to the ones he can trust i really hope he now realises some of these players are not good enough.
I would like to cd partnership of goldson and katic restored as feel this is best options.
and as our midfielders are playing so poor i think its bout time mccorie got a chance the lad would add presence in there with his height and he can pass a ball.
And i would like to at least see us have 1 young striker on bench either dallas or mepbude as games like today they mite be able grab a goal when we need it.

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10 Dec 2018 08:39:43
I think Goldson needs to be benched. Another poor display and both he and Worral were culpable for their goal.

10 Dec 2018 10:33:38
Goldson is never as good when he plays next to worrall. He is our best defender, but he needs a set partner. Katic should never have been dropped the first time when he was on good form.

10 Dec 2018 10:23:30
Seems to me after SG post match interview, he has no control over the game plan as the players are just adlibing.
We need big money injection an a player clear out if we have any chance of league progression.

09 Dec 2018 19:30:24
Did anyone else notice McGregors passion and desire to try and win the game today? Pity no other player shared his feelings!

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09 Dec 2018 21:22:57
He should have the armband without a doubt.

09 Dec 2018 21:57:28
Mcgregor was the same on Wednesday night.

10 Dec 2018 10:35:40
He doesn't need the armband to be a leader. If we gave Tav the armband to keep him at the club, it's a good decision. We have traditionally had leaders all over the park, something we lack just now. But Rome wasn't built in a day.


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