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11 Sep 2020 10:32:52
Looks like the scan is for Mcgregor’s knee not Barasic. Borna trained yesterday so should be fit for Saturday. Bad news on Aribo though ☹️.


1.) 11 Sep 2020 12:23:49
A think we still need 3/ 4 players to compete in all competitions.

2.) 11 Sep 2020 13:33:05
Sign Olson and Lundstram and I think we are solid. Maybe another striker IF Morelos goes.

3.) 11 Sep 2020 13:39:45
Still time 4 few sales an buys.

4.) 11 Sep 2020 13:52:15
Seasons not long started and already we seeing injuries. Too many.

5.) 11 Sep 2020 13:57:24
Another 4 to 6 weeks for aribo? he's already been out 3 weeks. might be fairly bad. Gerrard say pre international break that he would be back fit.

6.) 11 Sep 2020 14:36:17
3 or 4? Not judging you mate but can you elaborate on that for me.

7.) 11 Sep 2020 14:55:59
Mate we need 2 at most, 3 if morelos leaves. Too many players disrupts the harmony.

8.) 11 Sep 2020 16:49:56
Aribo got an ankle knock in training or he would have been fit. SG says it has set him back 4 to 6 weeks but the big plus point is it doesn't require surgery.

9.) 11 Sep 2020 20:03:24
Cant wait to see Rossiter in action in 7 to 10 days.

10.) 11 Sep 2020 20:52:20
Concerned about McGregor’s fitness and availability this season even from the bench, unfortunately his powers are declining.

11.) 12 Sep 2020 10:31:34
Bankie, he is riddled with arthritis and joint problems. Don’t know if u saw him talking before st Johnstone game when he said he was struggling to recover from many minor knocks and strains.
That set off alarm bells for me, I wish him all the best but at this stage I see McLaughlin as number one I really pray nothing happens with him as I have very little confidence in Firth.

12.) 12 Sep 2020 19:09:01
John25, yes I saw interview and also share your opinion on Firth. Thankfully McLaughlin looks the part and will be available to play throughput the season. If McGregor can’t prove his fitness over next 3 weeks I expect another keeper to be signed as cover.

13.) 13 Sep 2020 09:11:43
I have less than 0 confidence in Firth, he's an emergency GK to let McCrorie develop in my opinion.




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24 Aug 2020 14:50:34
Here we go again. I’ve stated this before on here and I’ll do so again. Can folk please stop taking what 1 internet blogger / story teller states on News Now as being fact. Some bloke who is no more ‘in the know’ than you or I writes a story with no quotes from club or player, no information backing up where he is getting the story from and no previous evidence of knowing anything about Rangers or their transfer dealings and some folk on here are running around with their hair on fire stating ‘If Kent wants to to go, Sell Him! ’ and claiming everything at Rangers is a mess and no one knows what’s happening!
Please calm down folks. 95% of stuff on News Now is just click bate wrote by bloggers. Not to mention that there has already been another site state that it’s 100% Fake News (so why not believe that if you believe the original story? )
Also let’s just think about it. Last year Kent stated he wanted a permanent move as wanted to feel settled at one club and not be continually moving around. He also told Liverpool he only wanted to move to Rangers, rejecting Leeds twice. He has a fantastic relationship with Gerrard (one of his heros) . He is a first pick week in week out, not guaranteed at Leeds. He will be playing in Europe here, wouldn’t be at Leeds. He will be playing to win leagues and cups here, would be playing to avoid relegation at Leeds. Other than money, and let’s face it I’m sure he’s on a pretty decent wage with us, what reason would their be to leave?
Yes I’m sure one day he will leave and yes I’m sure that there is a figure that if reached then financially we would have to agree to (although Kent himself would still have to want to leave) . But I’m of the opinion neither of those things are close to happening.


1.) 24 Aug 2020 15:20:13
Who took it as FACT?

2.) 24 Aug 2020 15:34:15
So in your opinion is he leaving then? 🤣🤣🤣.

3.) 24 Aug 2020 15:46:54
Listen mate. Gee yersel piece. People will write what they want and take no advice from on what they should and shouldn’t post. This forum is full of people like you telling folk what to do. Get a grip a yer life man. Go write a book or sumhin fs. You’d be clearly good at it 👍.

4.) 24 Aug 2020 15:56:54
I'm under the impression that this I a rumours site? So I can then safely assume that that's what pole are posting. The majority of it turns out to be single fish and we give each other a little bit of banterous stick for it, but the way you're going on we should only be posting 100% facts straight from the club's website or something 😂. Relax mate, don't get yourself so worked up Mondays are hard enough.

5.) 24 Aug 2020 16:16:39
I don't think Kent wants to go, Morelos does. Leeds were never serious with a 10m offer. so far this season Kent and Barasic our best 2 players Aribo a good third. If Kent can keep adding goals from midfield it'll be huge for us this year. I don't see us selling for much less than 20m, not sure he's worth that but certainly worth that to us right now. Need More from Jack etc.

6.) 24 Aug 2020 16:39:19
Kja9 probably you if your honest.

7.) 24 Aug 2020 17:06:09
The12thman, what I’m getting at here are the number of folk who jump to conclusions or make rash statements based on very little actual ‘facts’. I’m trying to say folk should calm down a bit and wait and see what happens. There are posts on here saying ‘if Kent wants to go then get him out ASAP! ’ And stating that Kent himself should come out in some kind of press conference to ‘clear up what he’s going to do’, all based on some probably less than factual bloggers story. Some folk are almost painting Kent or the club in some kind of bad light based on an internet rumour and are almost turning against him. What I’m saying is let’s not jump in two feet first and start crucifying folk when it’s likely that there is no truth in the story.

8.) 24 Aug 2020 18:01:23
King Walter I haven’t took it is fact and that’s me being honest.

9.) 24 Aug 2020 18:35:09
Kent wants to be at rangers, morelos doesn't, SIMPLES!

10.) 24 Aug 2020 18:52:52
Gers 1978. A good post, some people really don’t understand how it works.

11.) 24 Aug 2020 18:57:26
Mmmmm I smell shxxe.

12.) 24 Aug 2020 19:51:45
Kent wants to be at Rangers just now because it suits him👍
If he's any ambition he'll try his luck eventually in the EPL or a better league than Scotland. 👍.

13.) 24 Aug 2020 20:16:18
Yes that's correct BlueBell1972,but hopefully after s few seasons yet with us🙏Ryan Kent is very talented and will play in a major league probably england, for a big club but has plenty of time to do that and at 23, hopefully he sticks with us for now!

14.) 24 Aug 2020 20:50:59
The likelihood Kent came to us was he met a young lass who stays here, won’t leave uni till course finished.
He will go the second it suits him not us
It’s the football world.

15.) 24 Aug 2020 20:59:00
Check you mouth the king Walter as they are plenty of it coming out of that.

16.) 24 Aug 2020 21:02:25
Gets 1978.

That’s not for you to give advice on a forum though. What I’m saying is if yer no happy with what people put up, no matter now trivial, then don’t read it. Everybody seems to get ther info from the same source but they’ve not to post it. There are plenty of people on here that think because they have been on here longer they are some sort of content coach. All I’m saying is let people post what they want regardless of if you have already heard it or don’t believe it 🤷‍♂️.

17.) 24 Aug 2020 21:32:37
Correct 12th man, many think they run the site.

18.) 24 Aug 2020 23:34:50
John 25. definitely mate. Some people believe what they post is gospel and that’s it. Don’t matter what anyone else thinks or what a load a rubbish this is talking comes into play when your talking about the exact same thing they are. 👍.



18 Aug 2020 14:37:13
I’ll start off with a bit of a disclaimer. I’m not 100% sure where this rant is going to take me however I just feel I have to say something. Everyone knows this is a big year and everyone ultimately just wants to see us being successful and winning trophies. However some of the stuff I’ve seen written over the past year or so and particularly and increasingly more recently is just incredible. And I’m not saying on here in particular but social media and fan sites in general. The utter hysteria when we don’t win a match (and even in a lot cases now when we win, but not by what some folk consider to be by enough) is unbelievable and becoming unbearable. Is gotten to the point that if we fail to win I just stay off of social media and off here, not because I’m so disappointed (which of course I am) but because some of the abuse/ anger/ hatred/ nonsense that’s directed towards our own players, management, coaches and team in general is shocking and gets me so annoyed.
So far we have played 4 games and not conceded a goal, throw in the 4 proper pre-season games (I’m not including Hamilton before someone pipes up with that as it was more of a training exercise) and it’s 8 games without conceding, that’s pretty outstanding stuff actually and the best defensive start to a league we’ve made in 71 years. Yes it was disappointing not to score on Sunday and yes we all know it’s a problem we’ve had that we need to sort. However to that end we have brought in 2 forwards to try to help, they will however need some time settle in, this ain’t champ manger or FIFA, you don’t just sign a few players and they are immediately world beaters. We all know some teams will play that way against us, you saw the way they celebrated at the end. Getting a 0-0 for them was the stuff of dreams. But we won’t be the only ones it happens to, Celtic have already dropped points in a similar way and we probably both will again over the course of the season. The good thing is even if Celtic win all their games in hand we’ll both be in the same position, we’re not behind. And it’s only 4 games into the season!
Gerrard and all the coaches know there is still work to be done on breaking down teams like that and on bringing in a few more players to help do that. I’m seeing more and more posts questioning the managers position and a large number actively wanting him sacked. A couple of folk on sites this morning stated we were no better off than we were 3 years ago!? 3 years ago we were getting beat off Progress in the first qualifying round, regularly pumped by 4 or 5 goals off Celtic and finishing a very distant and scraped 3rd place! (And the standard of player was awful) I think some folk have very short memories.
I suppose in summary I’d just like to see a little more positivity and a little less of a hysterical reaction to a bad results.


1.) 18 Aug 2020 15:19:34
slow hand clap for ‘78.

2.) 18 Aug 2020 15:35:17
Gers1978, you've just echoed a few things I've said in posts today already. We are not miles off it, we won a pre-season tournament involving two Champions league semi-finalists, yes, I know they probably weren't at full strength, but, I'll bet they still wanted to win the tournament. We need to hold back a bit, and see where we are at Christmas, it's far too early to make assumptions either way.

3.) 18 Aug 2020 16:02:06
Gers 1978, your post is the best of this year by a mile! Superb post and well done. You are absolutely right, far too many doom merchants posting on here. I exclude the media because they are all anti-Rangers anyway. The last time Rangers won all of their league games (100% record) was in 1898/ 99. NO TEAMS WIN EVERY GAME. We'll be alright this season so thanks again mate for your post. I do wish everyone on here was like you. Coldo take note.

4.) 18 Aug 2020 16:02:46
Gers 1978 I tend to agree with just about everything you say I really do! Personally I try stay as positive as I can just like the points you've made above, but I do understand why some of the posters are worried because we've been here before in terms of struggling to break down teams and lacking that bit of creativity when we really need it. As it stands I'm still 100% behind the manager and team and really hope that if we're in a game like this again which no doubt we will be and its 60mins on the clock and no goals we can at least try 2 up top to change things. End of the day we're all supporters who want to win something and the support we've shown especially over the last 9 years I think we deserve a bit of luck on and off the pitch. Fingers crossed we can get maybe another 2 players in that can add and make the difference at the top end of the pitch! ✌.

5.) 18 Aug 2020 16:08:08
Agree, a few months back some fans were claiming that we could have won the league, catching up 13 points on Celtic and winning every game. Now some are saying that we won't win the league this year when we are sitting on top of the table.

Crazy, albeit it's perfectly valid to offer up some criticism of that team on Sunday and personally I think myself that Tav just didn't look like a captain when we could have done with being rallied up, while Morelos again didn't look like a player anywhere near the board's valuation of him.

6.) 18 Aug 2020 16:12:13
Terrifically written post which i agree with Gers1978👏The time for judgement in our management team and players is at the end of the season 👍 Superb stuff Gers1978👌.

7.) 18 Aug 2020 16:42:01
A few preseason results, oh dear.

8.) 18 Aug 2020 16:47:04
Well done Sir!

9.) 18 Aug 2020 16:48:30
I agree with what you say GMW. Obviously no one likes it when we have a poor result and we’d love to go through the season and win every game and at times we will be disappointed and I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be disappointed at times or annoyed by certain performances. I have just been astounded and disappointed with some of the things I’ve read on social media over the last few days (and not just about the Livi result, also in regards to the sales of Docherty and McCrorie as well) . So many ‘supporters’ just seem so quick to jump in and slate everything Rangers or Gerrard related and I just don’t understand some of the reactions. As you may guess from the name I’m 42 now and in the past it was always the case that after a poor result, yes we’d be disappointed but we’d get behind the team, move on to the next result and get behind them and show our support. Now it’s, sack the manager, sell the players, change all the tactics the moment we don’t win a game.
Not sure if it’s a consequence if social media giving everyone a voice, a general sense of entertainment/ lack of patience from a younger generation or panic in regards to the possibility of “10 in a row” for them. Or maybe a mix of all those things.

10.) 18 Aug 2020 16:56:35
* entitlement not entertainment, sorry.

11.) 18 Aug 2020 17:03:32
And BlueWouldDo, no need to make an issue out of one thing I mentioned. I’m not highlighting preseason games as anything major. I’m merely pointing out that overall we have gone 8 games (over 720 mins of football in total) without conceding a goal. Which ain’t too bad considering all the complaints last season about how terrible half our defence (Tav and Goldson) are. So far we seem to have tightened up a bit at the back (Which I’m sure the coaching team have been working on in training) which was one thing we all felt had to happen, yet I see little praise in regards to that.

12.) 18 Aug 2020 17:19:03
You's said let's be positive last year, the year before, the year before, the year before, the year before and oh yeah the year before. When do we start being realistic🤔👍.

13.) 18 Aug 2020 17:20:05
Gers 78 very well written. Blue would do one of them.

14.) 18 Aug 2020 17:43:34
Ummm no I didn’t coldo, especially since I’ve only been posting on here for the last two years. So please kindly take that thumb of yours and place it firmly up your arse 😁. And anyway I was merely talking about some of the over hysterical reactions and general nonsense that seem to come from some sections of our ‘support’ on social media. I’m not saying everyone should always blindly follow with fingers crossed when real change is required (ie times like when Pedro was in charge) .

15.) 18 Aug 2020 17:58:57
I said you's 78 meaning collectively not you specifically

16.) 18 Aug 2020 19:52:55
Coldo u say be realistic, have u ever read my posts when I say we will mb not win league for another two three years.
We r building, most don’t like that but I’m being realistic.

17.) 18 Aug 2020 20:24:10
SGL the time for judgement is not the end of the seaso he hasn’t learned from the year before or the year before that the end of the season they will have won 10 as that lot won’t win no league you lot can call me negative all you like as I know it’s being a realist unless we get a new captain and right back a box to box midfielder and at least one more winger we haven’t a hope in hell.



04 Aug 2020 18:11:31
So, those that were going on about the likes of Dykes and Shankland, how are you feeling now?




28 Jul 2020 11:02:15
Hi folks, for all of those still talking about Dykes I hate to tell you this but I seriously doubt we have any interest in him at all and here’s some of the reasons why I say this.
1) He doesn’t fit into Gerrards style of play at all. Dykes currently plays for a team that plays very direct ‘up and at em’ style of football, in fact he’s always played in that manner. Getting on the end of long balls and trying to bully defenders. Which can work at times against teams that set out to attack and can leave gaps at the back (ie us and Celtic) it won’t work as well against packed defences (what we face most weeks) . In fact he’s most successful when Livi play at home as he takes advantage of the fact he’s used to playing on their crappy plastic pitch. He’s not as productive when they play away.
2) Gerrard is trying to create a way of playing where the front 3 are very fluid and interchange a lot, creating gaps and pulling opposition defences about (a lot like Liverpool) . Dykes isn’t that kind of player, he’s not good enough with the ball at his feet (plus we’ve tried with a big ‘target man’ in the middle before in Lafferty, a player who before coming to us was tearing it up with Hearts, but he couldn’t fit into our style of play and looked useless. It’d be the same with Dykes)
3) if we really did want him we could of gone out and got him by now, why would we still be waiting with less than a week till the season starts?
4) What will actually happen is fairly straight forward. Gerrard has stated numerous times he only wants to bring in players that are of starting 11 standard. They though cost money. We won’t have that money until Morelos is sold. I reckon we have at least a couple of players we are ready to move for (maybe people who have been mentioned like Roofe or Maja, or maybe others we don’t even know about) . But these players won’t be cheap and we’ll use the money from selling Morelos to bring them in. That’s why we haven’t seen a forward being brought in yet. No point in spending money on the likes of Dykes or Kamberi when they don’t improve or at least match what we already have. I for one would rather have a little patience and bring in the right players who will actually make a difference.


1.) 28 Jul 2020 11:29:42
We never played lafferty through the middle, always played coming off the left. Sometimes we need a different option if it's not working.

2.) 28 Jul 2020 11:55:29
Lafferty did play coming off the left but also played at times through the middle, especially when he came off the bench (which he did often) Either way he wasn’t very good.
That also backs up my point. You may think we ‘need a different option’ Many folk may think the same. However clearly Gerrard doesn’t. Any time we did bring Lafferty on we ended up panicking and lumping long balls to him, our whole style of play went to pot. Gerrard and his coaching team have spent the last two years trying to instil a style of play into the team. He’s not going to go out and bring in a big lump of a forward that will require us to completely alter the style the players are now used to playing.
I mentioned the fact he wants to play a similar style to the likes of Liverpool (hardly surprising) or even Man City and the likes with a fluid interchanging front 3. You don’t find them suddenly throwing on a big target man as a ‘different option’.
Some supporters may feel that’s a way to go, I however don’t think that’s what Gerrard thinks.

3.) 28 Jul 2020 12:53:37
Excellent posts Gers1978, bang on.

4.) 28 Jul 2020 13:19:45
Being saying for months Gerrard does not play that way.

5.) 28 Jul 2020 13:19:54
except morelos link up was shoddy until this preseason when he outshone and out passed tav. best crossfield passing at rangers. mmm.

6.) 28 Jul 2020 13:40:21
Lafferty was absolutely s***e in the air for his size, lyndon dykes is immense in the air Gets 1978!Dykes can also hold the ball up and is pretty quick!

7.) 28 Jul 2020 14:52:16
SGL, I know you have a thing for Dykes but I hate to tell you Gerrard doesn’t. It’s pretty clear he isn’t looking for that kind of forward. In the two years he’s been here he’s had Lafferty and Kamberi in the squad. The only two over 6 foot forwards he’s brought in. Neither really played and quite often played out wide rather than through the middle. Gerrard doesn’t want to play with a 6 foot plus ‘battering ram’ of a centre forward for all the reasons I’ve stated. Simple as that.



13 Jul 2020 11:16:15
Everyone here is desperate to see us signing some new players (hence some of the pretty iffy ‘rumours’ getting posted everyday) . However what everyone seems to be forgetting is the very unusual circumstances we are in this year. It’s very likely that we will have to start the season with pretty much the squad we have just now and it won’t be until maybe 4 or 5 weeks into the season that we see the majority of new faces and here’s why. Our transfer window opened 1st July and runs for 12 weeks so won’t end until almost end September. However as a lot of the leagues around Europe are still being played, a fair number of their windows don’t even have an opening date decided yet. This means a couple of things. It may be that some of the payers we are looking at are still actually playing for their teams in their leagues right now, so no chance their clubs will let them go at the moment. Also even once all the other transfer windows do open, it may be that a team won’t want to let a player go until they have someone else signed / lined up which could delay any signing. Plus if for example we are waiting to see if Morelos leaves before using the money to bring in a couple of players, and it’s been talked about either England, Italy or maybe Spain as a destination for him, their windows won’t open until our league has started.
All of these factors are why it’s going to be a long wait for new players. that's also why the ones we have brought in so far were out of contract free transfers as we could sign them straight away.
All of this has actually been brought about again because of the spfl’s decision to stop the league as quickly as possible and get the next season started as early as possible. So now our transfer window is out of whack with the majority of other leagues. We are scrambling around trying to get our squad sorted for next year whilst most other leagues are concentrating on just finishing their season.
The only consolation is that it’s the same for all the teams in Scotland, hence why Celtic haven’t brought in anyone either and are about to start pre season friendlies with only their third choice keeper.


1.) 13 Jul 2020 11:24:15
No consolation in that what so ever. If we don't sign anybody else then we will be 2nd again. Hopefully we can make 2 or 3 quality signings b4 start of season.

2.) 13 Jul 2020 11:30:43
Christ there's some bedtime reading.

3.) 13 Jul 2020 11:38:56
I did not say we will not sign anybody, you might want to read that again Paul. What I’m saying is we are going to have to be patient. As I’ve said, it’s unlikely we will be able to bring ‘2 or 3 players’ In before the season starts and I’ve outlined why. If we have specific targets (which I’m sure we do) we may have to wait for them. No point in just going out and bringing in a couple of players that we don’t really want / aren’t good enough just because they are available prior to our season starting.
We will sign players but I reckon a couple at least will be once the season has already started. What I’m saying is our team / starting eleven against Aberdeen probably won’t be the same as it is 6 or 7 games into the season. However we are all in the same boat, so Celtic and all the other teams will be having the same difficulties.

4.) 13 Jul 2020 15:11:34
Think the players we are more than likely interested in aren’t actually getting games for their club atm as per recent years.

5.) 13 Jul 2020 15:48:59
Sorry Paul but if we start league with same team as last season plus given hagi more time vs a celtic squad depleted by players leaving (forster, simo, Hayes, Gordon) and Griffiths unfit I'd take our chances.

6.) 13 Jul 2020 17:05:40
Have patience lads. Ross Wilson and SG will pull a couple of rabbits out of the hat before the end of the month. (i hope)




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26 Aug 2020 19:28:10
Hi GeeBoy, I’m not saying you’re wrong, and it would now be best if he does move on sooner rather than later but can I ask how you know / where you’ve heard this from?




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24 Aug 2020 10:04:07
All of these mad rumours about Morelos sound ‘exciting’ and everyone loves a good tall tale, however I believe the truth is a bit less interesting but still just as annoying. He’s pretty much working his ticket. He wants to go, has downed tools and gone in a huff. As is being reported he was made aware he was going to be dropped For Saturday as it was felt he wasn’t applying himself, took a major strop and asked not to be part of the match day squad at all. Which as a supposed professional footballer is shocking behaviour, whether he wants to be playing elsewhere or not (which clearly he does) .
In the past I’ve always liked Morelos as despite being a bit of a nutter he does have ability and the potential, if and when he applies himself, to be almost unplayable. We all saw that during the first half of last season. Unfortunately his ‘demons’ have finally gotten the better of him and it’ll be best for everyone if he quickly moves on now.




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23 Aug 2020 10:10:46
Ummmm good rumour. He joined us on the 31st of July😂!




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14 Aug 2020 17:29:24
No probs Cunny. Think what more annoys me are these want to be ‘pretend journalists who write these stories on sites like that. A good 95% of them are just click bate nonsense that has basically been made up yet it gets fans like us (of all clubs) excited that something’s going to happen. Then some folk end up getting ‘annoyed’ with the club or the board when it doesn’t happen, all because of a story that was made up in the first place. I read an article a while back by someone who used to work as a ‘freelance football journo’ and wrote articles and stories for sites like those. He fully admitted that when he had nothing to write about that he would just make up stories/ rumours and post them as if they were fact. Then he said he’d laugh when he’d see those stories getting picked up by main stream papers the next day!




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14 Aug 2020 16:53:03
Yes Cunny and the guy that wrote the ‘article’ looks about 18 years old, lists himself as a ‘football journalist/ hipster’ and as a ‘freelance writer on HITC and Twitter’. Basically he has as much inside info on what may or may not happen at Rangers (or any other club for that matter) as you or I have. I know this is a rumours site but I just don’t like it when people post something that they (and probably everyone else on here) have read on Rangers News Now, as if it’s a fact.





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18 Sep 2020 18:40:13
Seriously, this again? Can’t believe this is even being mentioned. Scott Allan will never be coming to us, he’s no where near the level of player we now look for. It’s already been stated he won’t be playing as he is suffering from an undisclosed medical condition and won’t be available for a number of weeks because of it. Nothing whatsoever to do with us.




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16 Sep 2020 13:05:26
DotheBouncy, Gerrard and the team being in Gibraltar will have no affect on signings happening. Both Roofe and Itten signed when Gerrard was in Germany for the Leverkusen game. The manager isn’t the one who deals with signings, that’s what Wilson and his team are there for. The manager states to the board and director of football what he needs in terms of players, they go and compile a list which they bring back to the manager, he states who he’d prefer, director of football goes and negotiates to try to sign.




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16 Sep 2020 12:13:55
I think the simple answer to that is that signing players is not easy. It’s not like on champ manager when you stick in a bid, click a button and then the computer says they’ve signed. There’s so many variables and complications involved in any transfer, especially nowadays when agents get involved and have so much say. Just as an example, if you watch the current Tottenham Hotspur documentary on Amazon, Daniel Levy is talking about just that and how complex transfer negotiations actually are and how it’s almost amazing that any manage to actually get done nowadays. It’s quite an interesting insight.
Plus as Barrowlad says, how do we know we’re actually actively trying to sign him? Yes the papers say so (but they’ll say anything to fill column inches) . All we really know is he’s apparently one of a list of players we are considering.




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14 Sep 2020 13:28:53
I don’t really disagree with you Mr Grumpy, however we have to take the individual players wishes into account as well. McCrorie hasn’t really played for us in two seasons and he has his career to think about. As Rangers fans we’d all love every decent player to stay at the club (especially the home grown ones that are also supporters) . But at his age he’s not going to be willing to stay with us and play 5 or 6 games a season just cause he’s a fan when he could be playing every game elsewhere and developing himself.




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14 Sep 2020 11:26:14
The thing with Docherty and McCrorie isn’t that they were in any way ‘bad players’ or not good enough, it was always that their actual style of play doesn’t fit into the way we play. Docherty said it himself in an interview just after he left. Everyone at Rangers rated him as a player and thought his effort and work rate were great, same with McCrorie. However we are trying to develop a very possession based style where we control the ball and wear teams down. This means Gerrard wants players who’s game is all about being comfortable in possession and being able to hold onto the ball. Look at the way Kamara, Davis and Jack play, holding onto the ball, turning away from players and moving it on, very rarely giving it away. Unfortunately when you look at both Docherty and McCrorie that’s the one weakness they both had. Both gave tremendous effort, are good in the tackle and are very direct type of players, but that doesn’t fit our game. I have no doubt they will both do well at Hull and Aberdeen respectively due to the fact that they both play a more direct style. McCrorie will thrive in that Aberdeen team who are all about getting in the oppositions faces, putting in hard tackles and getting the ball forward very directly, doesn’t mean he would of been able to fit in to our style of play though.
This is also why I feel Jones won’t work for us. He again is very direct, all about chasing balls in behind defences, something he’d rarely be able to do with us as teams set up with so many players behind us. Barker (for all his faults) is more comfortable on the ball and playing that possession game, which is why he’s getting a game ahead of Jones.
Docherty and McCrorie will both probably go on to bigger clubs for more money (hopefully we have decent sell on fees in their deals) and it would of been good to get more for them but the fact is they weren’t playing for us and they needed to go and play to increase their values. (Plus we can only accept offers that are put in front of us, if they were the only offers in the table then it’s either accept them or have them sitting in the stands with us taking wages)