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28 Aug 2023 10:13:48
Harry Souter again omitted from match day squad at the weekend.


1.) 28 Aug 2023 11:04:54
Seen Stevie Clifford said on Rangers Review they had asked the club about Harry Souttar and were told it was a non starter. Guess time will tell.

2.) 28 Aug 2023 11:09:11
Stevie Clifford says he asked if any truth in Harry Soutar coming and was told he definitely isn't coming to Rangers.

3.) 28 Aug 2023 11:15:22
Harry Soutter will not be signing for us confirmed today by Stevie Clifford on RR.

4.) 28 Aug 2023 11:46:30
Rangers Review have said that the club are denying interest in him.

5.) 28 Aug 2023 13:32:42
Really hope RR are incorrect on this one. I would really like Harry to sign, and if not him I think we really need another CB in.

6.) 28 Aug 2023 13:39:41
The club have denied it in the past regarding us being linked with players.

Happened with Zungu, Ramsey, Flanagan and plenty of others.

We’ve held talks with both Souttar and Leicester regarding him but it’s ultimately down to what happens with Ben Davies.

7.) 28 Aug 2023 13:45:30
Copeland you hearing anything regarding any winger/ forward or you think our only business will be a cb if davies moves on.

8.) 28 Aug 2023 14:18:44
Heart and hand say we are still interested.

9.) 28 Aug 2023 18:13:35
ypu think leicster would want a chunk of the 15 mill they spent on harry.

10.) 28 Aug 2023 18:19:40
Wingers still an option, would need probably Wright to leave.

11.) 28 Aug 2023 19:41:11
Zungu, Ramsey, Flanagan? not exactly salubrious company lads!

12.) 28 Aug 2023 20:19:13
Was told earlier an enquiry made about taking Amad Diallo on loan.

13.) 28 Aug 2023 20:34:38
Missing the point Jimbo?

Club will deny it unless they know for sure it will happen.

14.) 28 Aug 2023 21:14:01
Diallo would be great but how do we fit him and Matondo into squads both match day and euro?

I feel if we sign another wide player then mb has realised his way of playing won’t work as he’s quickly brought Matondo into the fold and another would suggest he’s realised what he thought was way to go won’t work. What doesn that say for players and style he’s brought in?

15.) 28 Aug 2023 22:07:03
Diallo is waiting to see if he has ruptured acl bankie.

Man Utd say if not he will be out for couple of months.

16.) 30 Aug 2023 11:55:42
I thought Wright would be gone by now. he's no future with us.



15 Jun 2023 20:33:53
Davie Weir is the preferred option.


1.) 15 Jun 2023 20:54:40
A hard task pulling him away from Brighton mate.

2.) 15 Jun 2023 21:45:43
Personally can’t see it with his family down there and he is well thought of.

3.) 16 Jun 2023 02:12:30
Have they asked the fans if they even want a dof, I know what my answer is.

4.) 16 Jun 2023 07:26:27
Ask the supporters Lithium-1872?
Absolutely they'll appoint a dof because that's the model they believe in and we would have absolutely no say in that my friend ?.

5.) 16 Jun 2023 08:15:51
Why should the fans decide what roles are required?

6.) 16 Jun 2023 08:27:04
The fans don’t have a choice in DOF ?‍♂️.

7.) 16 Jun 2023 11:12:19
Fans should decide if we need a DoF? ? ? Tell me you don't get modern football without actually telling me. Deary me. There's so much involved now a manager just needs to manage.

8.) 16 Jun 2023 15:05:47
His son at Brighton too and a club who are apparently doing no bad and got plenty of money. hmmm I wonder .

9.) 16 Jun 2023 15:15:48
A manager imo should pick the players they like/ want football is so so different in everybody’s eyes some just cannot see what other can and vice versa a dof should take care of finances and try to get deals done not pick alternative players! If a player the manager wants cannot be got it should go back to the manager to select an alternative not the dof just my opinion!

10.) 16 Jun 2023 15:41:27
I honestly think director of football role vastly over rated but modern managers seem to prefer some of the weight of the club taken off them and better for family life less travelling.

11.) 16 Jun 2023 17:18:42
It’s the clubs that want it more than the managers gofor.

12.) 16 Jun 2023 21:11:23
Why don’t they just start doing a fans poll for new signings as well… lol.

13.) 16 Jun 2023 21:52:41
Imagine somebody telling Alex Ferguson or Walter smith who to buy lol.

14.) 17 Jun 2023 11:39:17
No one telling MIchael Beale who to buy if he gets it right, then i see no reason for us to waste money on a director of football, I would let Bisgrove take care of the financial side of it and let beale find source and convince the players he wants in.



25 May 2023 17:22:06
I'm told Max Johnson at Motherwell has been monitored as potential summer signing.


1.) 25 May 2023 17:28:33
He's a player we should sign but we all know we won't.

We won't shop in SPFL.

2.) 25 May 2023 19:28:58
Yep he should be considered and quickly, suggestions he will go abroad but his father didn't enjoy doing that so he may not.

3.) 25 May 2023 17:33:46
Alan Johnston's son. I've seen him play, Bankie, but he didn't stand out. One for the future, maybe?

4.) 25 May 2023 20:27:29
Issue if Johnston moves within Scotland becomes pretty expensive, move out with Scotland a development fee.

5.) 25 May 2023 21:02:23
Johnston is a right back. Some say Dujon Sterling has signed. Doubt we sign 2 right backs.

6.) 25 May 2023 21:52:19
Not seen much of him, is he a better prospect than Devine?

7.) 25 May 2023 22:25:47
Miles ahead of devine. Powerful, Direct and very attacking.

8.) 25 May 2023 22:35:22
Ehl by an absolute mile.

9.) 25 May 2023 22:52:08
Callam r we certainly will shop in spfl

we have too for Scottish quota.

10.) 25 May 2023 22:53:36
Ehl for me devine has not put a foot wrong and has been quite harshly treated considering his performances in a position that's not his normal place.

11.) 26 May 2023 04:08:47
Gofor we have Jack, Mccrorie, king, Lowry, Wright (gk), Devine and soutter for next season.

Assuming none of them leave that's 7 out of 8 we will probably add 1 youngster to the 25man squad. So we don't technically need to shop in Scotland.

12.) 26 May 2023 08:48:16
Callum please mate tell me how u don’t understand a player requires to b over 21 to be counted if from rangers academy.

13.) 26 May 2023 11:21:45
John only requires to be at the club 3 years between age of 15 to 21 to qualify I'm sure they changed it

Also callam my point is players like jack souttar won't be here for long we have to continually look at Scottish market I didn't say it would be this year just said we will be scouting and we will sign players just didn't say when.

14.) 26 May 2023 11:43:24
John, you can register U21 players to be apart of your squad. It just takes a spot in your 25 man registered squad.

Correct me if I'm wrong but you can only have 4 Homegrown aka trained in the country for 3 years between 15/ 17 and the other 4 have to be locally trained aka trained at rangers.

To make up the 8.

15.) 26 May 2023 11:46:07
Ahh okay gofor I get you, I agree that we will buy if we don't go for Johnston now he'll be gone is all I meant haha.

16.) 26 May 2023 11:50:15
Was suppose to be trained between 15/ 21*.

17.) 26 May 2023 11:59:39
Gofor not what the article says, means our admin and rangers actually don’t know the rules,

Have u actually read the article.

18.) 26 May 2023 12:03:59
Call am I know that, but why would u do that, nonsensical to the extreme.

Call am please read it,

8 over 21 trained by rangers.


Four trained in Scottish academy and 4 in rangers

If under 21 they r b list,

Go for everyday a school day, can u direct me to what article you r reading this in, also where is Souttar going.

19.) 26 May 2023 12:19:01
Yep just read rule now 15, changed at start of season

Still does not change re 21 and A list and B list.

20.) 26 May 2023 13:52:38
Not even going to entertain you.

21.) 26 May 2023 13:56:41
Nonsensical to the extreme hahaha registering a u21 to be in the minimum 25 player squad doesn't do anything man you can still use more than than 25 King, Devine and lowry was registered as part of our 25man squad this season. But whatever you're always right.

22.) 26 May 2023 15:03:24
Glad u think so callam, I certainly don’t.

King Devine Lowry WERE NOT registered as part of 25, they were on b list.

I give up.



15 May 2023 12:44:06
Ellis Simms checked out again.


1.) 15 May 2023 14:02:04
Deffo take this lad ?.

2.) 15 May 2023 14:15:02
Who's checked him out if you don't mind me asking bankie ?.

3.) 15 May 2023 14:40:20
I know people will slate this rumour. However, SImms is a big physical player who has done well wherever he’s been. He can also play all across the front 3 positions which is great for a team who are trying to fill all 3 of those positions this summer.

He’s 6’2 foot in height.
He’s only 22 years of age.

19 games for Blackpool and gets 10 goals with 1 assist.
14 games for Sunderland and gets 7 goals with 2 assists.
I remember him being very good at Hearts as well.

I’d be very happy with him as a signing.

4.) 15 May 2023 14:52:15
What’s his contract situation with Everton/ Sunderland? Always thought he looked decent against us. Better option than Van Veen.

5.) 15 May 2023 15:14:52
Would be a good addition as a squad player and has potential to develop - seems like a decent option.

6.) 15 May 2023 15:21:02
Very good at Sunderland but we need 2 cf better than him good for the 3rd and definitely could improve.

7.) 15 May 2023 15:40:51
Simms’ contract runs out next summer. So if Everton want to cash in on him they’ll do it during the next transfer window, or offer him a new contract. He’s constantly overlooked by their current manager so maybe they’ll be open to letting him go. He’s a very good player, he could be a starter for us.

8.) 15 May 2023 15:45:53
Would fit the bill of dominant strikers required for low block SPL teams.

9.) 15 May 2023 15:55:45
We need better starts than him verdant.

10.) 15 May 2023 16:11:29
If he is 3rd choice then yes. If he is 1st or 2nd then it would be a no.

11.) 15 May 2023 19:10:24
I'd say fourth choice our 3 main forwards need to be good quality rotate and keep them fresh also in case of injury.

12.) 15 May 2023 19:25:41
SImms is bench warming for Everton. He would only come to Rangers if there is a chance of regular first-steam football. I think he’s a lot better than many on here give him credit for. He could be a starter for us IMO. Not only is he a big powerful guy, he works really hard off the ball, he runs all over the place, he can play as a wide attacker as well as a CF. This is exactly the type of player we need. He scored against Chelsea a few weeks back. Get him in .

13.) 15 May 2023 19:29:25
miles off the level we need to dominate the league and have a real crack at europe.
he played at hearts cause that's his level.
we don't need no hearts rejects.

14.) 15 May 2023 19:52:20
How did we check him out? Is he not sitting on the bench at Everton? What are we doing, checking his warm up routines and posture when sitting down.

15.) 15 May 2023 22:24:02
Verdant seen him and Morelos play many many times this season he ain't got the quality Morelos has and you want him as our main cf 100% not for me, we need a quality cf he ain't that could be but not now.

16.) 15 May 2023 23:55:05
Good addition as a squad player who would be available for a nominal fee entering final year of contract and not rated by Everton.



14 Mar 2023 11:22:36
Roofe will be at Ibrox next season, but will not receive a new contract.


1.) 14 Mar 2023 14:10:27
Agreed, . nobody will buy him unless we pay him off.

2.) 14 Mar 2023 14:26:21
Only because he's no fit enough to leave Glasgow.

3.) 20 Mar 2023 09:45:21
I bet he magically gets fit next year in time for his bosman move though.

All in the guys head from what I hear.




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10 Dec 2023 22:01:20
Just seen goals scored by Dessers and Sima yesterday, both cracking goals.




10 Dec 2023 16:56:12
Didn't see game yesterday, how did Souter perform in RCH position?


1.) 10 Dec 2023 17:54:47
He was terrible in first half. Grew into the game after the red card.

2.) 10 Dec 2023 18:50:32
Bankie, not great.

3.) 10 Dec 2023 19:35:36
Didn't do a lot wrong, to be honest.



07 Dec 2023 11:31:44
Good performance in a difficult fixture last night. Misses by Danilo aside thought the whole team played well. Thought Ridvan looked comfortable as did Sterling in his short cameo.


1.) 07 Dec 2023 12:26:42
Frustrating evening but I suppose on the plus we created chances. Be worrying if we didn’t. Still believe Danilo will come good. Yilmaz was quite fiery last night at times, thought he got stuck in and even won quite a few headers ? I’ve probably been Cifuentes biggest critic but he also had a bit of fight and passion about him, broke up play and made some decent passes. Sterling done well too ??.

2.) 07 Dec 2023 12:31:28
I believe Sterling would do well in a dcm position.

3.) 07 Dec 2023 12:56:19
Yilmaz did okay one on ones last night be he still was getting caught out of position and though he bursts forward well, he doesn`t even look to find anyone with a cross . He also missed a sitter that could have killed the game . He`s not the answer at left back .

4.) 07 Dec 2023 13:16:59
Thought Yilmaz was beaten easily when hearts had a chance in the first half which could have cost us a goal.

5.) 07 Dec 2023 13:36:42
We need to remember ridvan hasn't had the chance to play 10-15 games straight, so he's gona be a little rusty. I will save judgement on him until such a time. He's got great energy good in the tackle quick feet always wants to go forward, a lot of these attributes borna lacks.

6.) 07 Dec 2023 17:31:00
Sterling in CDM I get where your coming from mystar but who would we drop and what would he be able to provide us going forward?

Maybe a decent shout in game we need to defend and be tight away from home in Europe maybe.



04 Dec 2023 10:53:46
Thought Dessers was okay yesterday, key role on first goal and never stopped trying.


1.) 04 Dec 2023 11:28:37
We need a helluva lot more from our main striker than "okay" or "never stopped trying". I remember Sebo never "stopped trying", and he was terrible too.

This post, and others, is a clear indication of how far our standards have dropped within some of our fan base. Supporting absolute jimmy white like Dessers, lammers and Cifuentes won't get us anywhere except 2nd place.

2.) 04 Dec 2023 11:42:37
Bankie -He is trying very trying- I have been waiting for Dessers to have a stand out game for months now - the odd assist doesn't buy it for me or the ball bouncing off him and I must be honest if Dessers and Lammers are the guys we expect to take us to next level - we may as well shut the big oak doors at front of Ibrox! - just praying that PC has some gems he can bring into this squad over next few windows too and we need far more creativity from midfield as the guys up front are starved of quality service on regular basis! Typical our stand out so far is a loanee - Sima ? Hope the board can back PC somewhat in Jan window as we are just limping along through games.

3.) 04 Dec 2023 12:00:53
Raise the roofe with one exception our players have got us nowhere in league.

4.) 04 Dec 2023 12:08:48
He only run wide once and we ended up scoring from it. He should be doing it more often.

5.) 04 Dec 2023 12:38:16
Can you tell me what Dessers do wrong yesterday how many chances did he miss? the service to him was poor I’ll have a go at him when I see him squander chances, we need to look at our creative players Cantwell wasn’t involved much in the first half far better in second when he stayed in that number ten position great pass for second goal but we need more of these defence splitting passes if you don’t feed your strikers they can’t score.

6.) 04 Dec 2023 13:10:14
Dessers had a tame header from a corner and a tame shot in the second half when he could have played Cantwell in. He did play a part in the build up to the first goal but the ball bounced away from him repeatedly . The fact that he got to McCausland pass to set up Cantwell at that goal just shows how slow Gogic is, if it had been anyone else he wouldn`t have got there first . Its easy to have sympathy and say he`s trying his best but if that's his best then it is simply not good enough. Both him and Lammers have had long enough to show something and they are both, not good enough. People can make excuses but for me they are not the standard required.

7.) 04 Dec 2023 13:10:46
He never done anything wrong but offers very little in the most part, his finishing is even the worst of all forwards and CMs in the warm up…. not that many were any good, young mcausland about best. Danilo is only getting away with it also because he is beat of those 3 buys, that pass back to Cantwell ten yards from goal was criminal, touch out his feet and shoot all day from that position.

8.) 04 Dec 2023 13:22:23
A tame header and a tame shot that is my point were the home team and that is the number of chances we give our striker we should be creating far more chances than that I’m not defending Dessers I think he needs to bring more to the table but we need to look at the supply into the box.

9.) 04 Dec 2023 13:46:15
Dessers only had 19 touches against St Mirren
And he gave the ball away 6 times from the 19!
He needs to do a lot more.

10.) 04 Dec 2023 13:52:22
Exactly "Raisetgeroofe". Quite a lot on here are happy to accept mediocrity.

Dessers, Lammers, Cifuentes and Matondo etc. just aren't "Rangers Class". Nor do they value the importance of beating the other Mhob.

Just hope we can find potential suitors for them in January, if Clement decides to move them on.

11.) 04 Dec 2023 14:16:51
Its a funny one because on one hand we as fans expect the very best at Rangers but on the other hand financially we are a rubbish show of a country in terms of football and there is no money to be spent and therefore £5/ 6million sounds a lot to us however in the footballing climate. £5/ 6million buys you Danilo, Dessers and Lammers types. GARBAGE.
Yes there will be the odd exception.

Any half decent striker that bangs in goals in top flight football is sold for a premium. A premium that Rangers cannot afford.

People on here have stuck their noses up at Shankland and not much chat around Miovski but both those players would score loads of goals at Rangers. Would they take us to the "next level" whatever that next level is, likely not but if we want to compete in the Champions league and earn the big bucks then we need to spend a load of money and buy a whole new squad (Barring Butland of course) . Also win our own league lol. That would be nice.

The other issue you have at Rangers is that the players attacking know how bad Dessers is as a striker so are likely not going to keep giving him the ball/ service/ chances.
Cantwell had to put the ball on a plate for Sima yesterday. Other than that Sima done nothing.
We cannot have a striker that takes 20 shots to score 1 goal (that bounces of his shin) .
Danilo is another one that flatters to deceive and showed signs of turning the corner but still misses a lot of chances that change the game.

Its getting a hard watch again but we push on. Hopefully get some new blood in January and turn this thing around! WATP.

12.) 04 Dec 2023 15:03:15
The problem with dessers is he's simply not good enough his movement is limited his hold up play is limited he's no pace and isn't a great finisher. Few have said he dome OK and had very little service myself included but the trouble is his movement isn't good enough to allow him the service compare him to Morelos (our last successful striker) Morelos would drag players around back in hold the ball up etc dessers doesn't do any of that.

13.) 04 Dec 2023 15:11:05
Twacoos, his inability to hold the ball up both due to his poor touch and lack of a physical presence added to his lack of pace and movement makes it hard to create anything for him . Even when he makes a good run like for the chance that McCausland set up for him he is invariably offside as he has tried to steal a yard to compensate for his lack of pace. VAR will catch that every time now. When Lovelace gets fit he must become first choice back up to Danilo. I don`t know why we don`t try Lammers in his proper position, he couldn`t be any worse and maybe we would get more out of him, although I doubt it.

14.) 04 Dec 2023 15:12:14
Danilo did more in his cameo than Dessers whole game! His movement is slow, what I mean is his football brain, he’s playing on his heels not his toes. Zero energy in his belly! Zero! Along with Lammers. Zero energy! Energy = Desire, determination call it what you want! It’s basic!

15.) 04 Dec 2023 15:18:09
The truth is our level is building a team capable of winning domestic honours that’s it . The European thing is a bit of a dream, we can maybe challenge in the europa and conference league but champions league is way above our pay grade. Celtic have hoovered-up the domestic honours for the last ten years but look at them in the champions league they are breaking records for successive losses although they won’t break our goals against record from last year. So any Scottish youngsters coming through should be prioritised and snapped up before others come calling . Scottish football just doesn’t have the money to compete.

16.) 04 Dec 2023 15:33:35
Doing “okay” and “not doing anything wrong” doesn’t win you leagues and trophies. It’s playing well and doing the vast majority right. There’s a big difference.
Same as some people said last weekend about “not losing any ground in the league”.

17.) 04 Dec 2023 18:23:04
100% John, some fans singling out the recent buys when the rest of the team haven’t been good in the league bar one season played behind closed doors but they get off scot-free ?.

Yesterday no striker would have done well we have lots of shots on goal but how many clear cut chances do we make? Not many and haven’t done for a long time. We lack creativity.

18.) 04 Dec 2023 18:26:06
Rodney what a load of single fish. There is no one in that team maybe with the exception of Butland rangers class. This “rangers class” is a thing of the past and it’s embarrassing people still use it.

19.) 04 Dec 2023 16:25:51
Rodney then who plays in Europe.

20.) 04 Dec 2023 20:10:56
"Get off Scot free"? What? Have you forgotten the abuse Tav, Goldson, Davies, Jack, Wright, Barisic have been getting? You really should remember because you've been dishing it out to them.

Every one of those players get it tight, but every one of them (Wright included) are head and shoulders better than Dessers, Lammers and Cifuentes, and at least offer something. And when you factor in the 8m we peed up the wall for them, they deserve everything they're getting.

They are useless. You could stick a Rangers strip on 3 mannequins, put them on the pitch for the game, and nobody would know the difference.

21.) 04 Dec 2023 22:58:34
Don't think anyone getting off Scot free people are just prioritising what they think we need replaced more urgently.

Everyone knows this squad is nowhere near squads of past glories.



30 Nov 2023 16:30:59
Looking forward to seeing the boy Souter play tonight in his favoured right CH side. Big night for the young man and reply hope he does well.





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19 Nov 2023 16:13:08
John, don’t recall what he said and if any of it was justified. Remains a legend for me.




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19 Nov 2023 14:37:11
John, not supporting coaching role for Butcher but a club and international legend in my book.




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10 Nov 2023 17:57:56
Don’t know about Souter being the next Richard Gough but he will be back playing shortly, perhaps alongside his young brother at Ibrox in January.




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16 Oct 2023 19:17:55
Mannaert talented but not coming to Ibrox.




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10 Oct 2023 10:09:45
As long as the new manager is selected after an informed and critical evaluation process and on his talent and experience and NOT by the emotion of the supporters I don’t really mind who it is. The selection of Beale breached all good recruitment practice as the Board pandered to the supporters. That invitation and visit to the Aberdeen game and being paraded around the Club Shop and the Loudoun was a pathetic and spineless act. No more please.





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10 Dec 2023 17:46:40
Good player but not good enough for us, would be another Jones I’m afraid although his attitude appears to be good.




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05 Dec 2023 12:13:43
Best wishes to NessBear if he’s dipping in.




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04 Dec 2023 20:52:22
And rightly so.




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04 Dec 2023 16:56:20
MrPH, Don’t often fully agree with you but are of course correct. Grounds for optimism though I’d say.




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03 Dec 2023 18:04:13
Jfm63, pay your money to the club and watch.




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