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12 May 2024 15:58:50
Was told there the now from a guy who i sit beside at ibrox and knows john gilligan that he's been told that current hearts manager steven naismith will be the man our board go for whenever clement leaves rangers either with being successful or with being not successful ? Naismith has allegedly support within some of our prominent board members ? Surely not ?I wouldn't want that rat naismith anywhere near our manager's job in the future and would honestly prefer derek mcinnes over him ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 12 May 2024 16:15:43
Rat is very harsh.

Davis n mcgregor were welcomed back with open arms.

Don’t agree with the slack Naismith gets. I find it disgusting.

Great player for us who I remember fondly.

Manager wise.

Probably not yet for me.


2.) 12 May 2024 16:52:33
And see that at all mate

If anyone from the Scottish game surely Mcinnes gets first refusal.


3.) 12 May 2024 17:08:17
Would rather go for a successful manager with more experience. We have went down the rookie route a few times and it's not working.


4.) 12 may 2024 17:10:48
he is heading fir bigger things than hearts that's fir sure, he should never have been out in the position he was at that age, , he knew nothing of what he was speaking about, i'm sure he knows that now.


5.) 12 May 2024 17:14:17
StevieG2, it's not the same as davis and mcgregor mate because it's the way naismith and whittaker done it and the quickness and what they said which even had ally mccoist fuming ? Our club wasn't going to stand in their way to leave but we nursed this wee rate naismith through 2 serious, possibly career threatening injuries and that's the way he goes about things ?Na not for me mate he's a wee rat!


6.) 12 May 2024 17:31:00
Coops, you are 100% bang on mate.


7.) 12 May 2024 17:36:35
Sir Walter you sound so bitter pal! I personally know Naismith absolutely loves rangers, always has. He should never have been put in the position he was and to be honest new nothing other than I’ll advised.


8.) 12 May 2024 17:37:45
Rat is 100% not harsh it’s being kind. We didn’t sign him a few year ago cause of fan backlash there is no way in hell we will appoint him as a manager. One cause he’s not very good and two cause Koepen will have better options.


9.) 12 May 2024 17:38:02
It’s all right to bad mouth Naismith and McLaughlin but no one can have a opinion on tav or borna.


10.) 12 May 2024 17:44:47
Spot on John, SWS supports Tav and thinks he can't do wrong and we're not allowed to say so, that's up to him it's his opinion (wrong obviously) plus borna has been looking away for at least 18months if not longer.


11.) 12 May 2024 17:50:38
Stewarton warmer.


12.) 12 May 2024 18:23:58
????imagine tbat. right how can we totally turn the fan base against us. Aye let's get naismith in.


13.) 12 May 2024 18:24:40
Fork I don’t mind his opinion at all, but don’t lecture us.

We r all entitled to our opinion, more than half our board and major shareholders don’t even know who Naismith is. Ie John halstead. Julian Wolthardt et al.


14.) 12 May 2024 19:18:11
Great post John.

TT, 100% he knew what he was talking about surely people are not that naive to believe he didn’t ?.

It's no from me for him and it has absolutely no chance of happening.


15.) 12 May 2024 20:13:17
Not lecturing anyone John, he has his opinion it's his not mine, yet your lecturing to use your words about mcclaughlin several times to sws past few weeks, he has a pop at naismith and mcclaughlin and you call him out again about other peoples opinion on tav n borna. A bit contradictory.


16.) 12 May 2024 20:51:47
I've known John Gilligan for more than 30 years and I'd be astounded if he fed anyone this stuff. There is no way that members of our board are in favour of Naismith becoming Rangers manager.


17.) 13 May 2024 00:11:00
Correct Fork.


18.) 13 may 2024 09:54:15
i never said i would want naismith, i'm saying every s8ngle one of us said things in our twentys we wouldn't believe or say today.


19.) 13 May 2024 10:30:06
Hubby 100% agree.


20.) 13 May 2024 19:56:16
I wouldn’t want Naismith as manager at the moment but if he became an outstanding candidate for the job through training, experience and achievement I would happily welcome him back.

His choice of words away back when our club was toiling was not the best, but I felt at the time that he was worried at the direction of travel being taken by those persons running our club (and his club) . Rangers is a club he had a lot of affection for and he was a good player for us, one who always gave his all.

I do not support the level of vitriol aimed at Naismith. I’m sure he has regrets as we all do and I harbour no ill will towards him. Just my opinion folks.


 

 

09 May 2024 20:11:45
According to rangers review ie chris jack,
rangers in advanced talks to sign panama centre half cordoba and he was at our recent game against kilmarnock there.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 09 May 2024 21:32:06
Good stuff. Koppen seems to be on the balls.
Cortes future will apparently be sorted out this weekend as well.


2.) 09 May 2024 21:36:01
I like the look of the ch tall left footed strong exactly what we need.


3.) 09 May 2024 21:47:38
Think railways Walter?.


4.) 09 May 2024 21:48:36
Good speed about him as well ows.


5.) 09 May 2024 21:55:57
Cortes is a smart signing he looked good, young and plenty of potential.


6.) 09 May 2024 22:32:00
Watched a YouTube clip ( I know! ), big strong lad, worry for me is half the tackles/ blocks he made were debatable fouls?, would our silly wee country and refs allow him to do this?
Could be a great signing though with experience next to him.


7.) 09 May 2024 23:42:07
Rangersrab seen him play?


8.) 10 May 2024 07:49:51
Has been on going since March. Player met us in London and was up here at weekend.


9.) 10 May 2024 08:34:37
A fair bit of competition for his signature though.


10.) 10 May 2024 08:42:05
Blue - "Good stuff. Koppen seems to be on the balls. "
That's a serious conviction to getting deals done! ?.


11.) 10 May 2024 08:52:50
Fingers crossed some new defensive blood in need new back 4.


12.) 10 May 2024 09:50:32
I have a Bulgarian at my work and he says similar attributes to Balogun. Strong in air and in the tackle with great pace. Thinks will end up in top 5 league making us decent money. He thinks between 2 and 3 for the fee. Also says he's been told we are actively looking in Eastern Europe as well as South America.


13.) 10 May 2024 11:35:41
Lets reserve judgement until we see play for us. Hope he's nothing like our previous signings.


14.) 10 May 2024 11:53:01
Eastern Europe, South America, Scandinavia. They are the markets we should be going to. For our budget and what we can afford it’s best value for money.


15.) 10 May 2024 12:26:53
I agree wishy lesser fees and wages for players and if we develop them then we can sell on for profit.


16.) 10 May 2024 13:07:07
No point of the site then can gough let’s just not have an opinion.


17.) 10 May 2024 15:41:16
The boy looks really strong and looks comfortable carrying the ball with plenty of pace as well, good age and left footed, plenty of boxes ticked can see why he’s been looked at.


18.) 10 May 2024 15:46:54
Wishy other than south American Market Scottish clubs have always done well in Eastern Europe and Scandinavian markets. Think these are markets we would do very well in. Would also look at similar to what the Germans do with the American University/ college players. Invite some of the better players over for a trial.


19.) 11 May 2024 07:57:07
I’m just happy we are getting away from the over hyped lower English market where the wages are sky high.

Sick of all these failed signings from England and people thinking they will stroll it up here.


20.) 11 May 2024 07:59:04
Mystar you seen him play? I haven’t taken in much football this year at all. fell way behind need to get back to watching games this year.


 

 

27 Apr 2024 20:00:20
John227, you posted that rangers are in talks with players already that we're close to signing for next season. Would one of these players be Hakim Ziyech by any chance? ?Have you heard anything regarding him? ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 27 Apr 2024 21:28:05
Transfer market has him down as loan to Galatasaray with obligation to buy, his Chelsea contract ends 2025.


2.) 27 Apr 2024 21:35:55
Jesus hopefully not. His attitude is one of the worst about, despite his talent. He'll also be earning a ridiculous amount.


3.) 27 Apr 2024 21:37:47
I'm also quite sure gala have an obligation to buy after his loan deal.


4.) 27 Apr 2024 21:59:11
The same Ziyech that is on just over £4million per year at Chelsea?


5.) 27 Apr 2024 22:36:01
We ain’t paying his wages.


6.) 27 Apr 2024 23:09:05
Any further chat on Alzate from Brighton? Think he stayed on in belgium to the summer.


7.) 28 Apr 2024 03:27:49
Aye and the other is Joao Felix SWS?.


8.) 28 Apr 2024 06:22:55
No thanks - younger, hungrier with resale value please? No more pension seekers.


9.) 28 Apr 2024 10:18:23
Heard nothin re zitech.


10.) 28 Apr 2024 10:48:00
Ziyech will be on like 200k a week more chance of me of bagging Margot Robbie.


11.) 28 Apr 2024 13:52:06
The same Hakim Ziyech that's been utter garbage since his 2018/ 2019 season at AJAX, Chelsea were total mugs to buy him lmfao.
deed money, of course Chelsea have been trying to buy the Premier league title since Ibramovich arrived, they have wasted billions on duds over tha last decade, never once gave Sterling a run in the squad, he was right to walk away and join us thanks to Beale, otherwise they would have let him rot in the reserves, yet for some reason they have gave him back to back contracts from the youth academy at 6yrs old until he joine us, so someone there is well aware of his quality.
Looking forward to seeing him take over Tav's position as our 1st choice RB next season.
And a new captain leading the team, time for change.


 

 

25 Apr 2024 17:57:01
Allegedly zeb jacobs has agreed to leave rangers to become feyenoord's new head of academy ? He's highly rated so that's a loss for us, no doubt about it ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 25 Apr 2024 18:16:49
Allows clement to bring in his own.


2.) 25 Apr 2024 18:34:41
Do you think Clement will make a few backroom changes I think I seen somewhere Alex Rae name mentioned for the Sunderland job not sure if talksport were talking in general or Sunderland where definitely interested in him?


3.) 25 Apr 2024 18:47:41
Last 4 years the youth has gotten worse and worse.

Probably isn't a bad thing.

Kevin Thomson for me has to br involved. It's no coincidence it's his year groups that make the break through.


4.) 25 Apr 2024 19:03:24
Kevin Thomson should be nowhere near our club in a coaching position.


5.) 25 Apr 2024 21:04:06
Zebedee is going to feyenoord as their manager is going to replace klopp at Liverpool?
Nedd some continuity at academy level maybe?


6.) 25 Apr 2024 21:45:05
Why Storm?


7.) 25 Apr 2024 23:03:45
Because he's a rangers da.


8.) 26 Apr 2024 05:02:26
What’s he done to deserve it? Absolutely nothing.
Tjn ? embarrassing ?.


9.) 26 Apr 2024 08:38:00
Patterson, King, mccausland and lowry are products of the year group he took.

He won league 2 at an absolute canter, and is an excellent coach.


10.) 26 Apr 2024 09:02:23
What has Thomson ever done to warrant a job at our youths? He's done fek all in the football world and if he was any good he'd have been snapped up years ago . just my opinion and open to argument lol he's not even a decent commentator. fire away ?.


11.) 26 Apr 2024 09:57:40
Correct Mr pc but seems he has pulled the wool over peoples eye. League two at a canter ?. He has touted himself for nearly every job going in lower league and not got one.


12.) 26 apr 2024 10:12:55
what have you done in your world then mate, the usual abuse of ex gers men, one of walters boys, , “ done fek all in the football world”, only played for rangers and his country, won a league in his fledgling coaching career and helped countless young players but hey, what the fek has he ever done eh.


13.) 26 Apr 2024 11:28:32
He hasn't plugged himself for anything, he had literally and consistently said he wants back into the game. that's all. His own academy is excellent, he is absolutely fantastic with young players and regarded well on the Uefa licence courses.


14.) 26 apr 2024 12:02:06
nothing unusual in the dislike of yet another rangers man

from barry to boydy
thomson to rae

some people just hate rangers supporting scots, it’s always been a strange thing on here, thomsons quite obviously a talented coach, but he’s a rangers man, not good enough.


15.) 26 apr 2024 13:41:54
why would a rangers supporting ex player not be allowed anywhere near ibrox, do we have people on here now who are experts in the world of football coaching? if a professional decides thomson, or anyone else is capable his do we have people on a banter site deciding other people “ shouldn’t be anywhere near “, on what authority are you deciding under, do you know how to employ football professionals? , qualified maybe or have experience of professional coaching? or just mouthing off,


16.) 26 Apr 2024 14:19:28
I thought Kevin Thomson grew up supporting Hibs?


17.) 26 Apr 2024 14:23:07
Will disagree on one there Tom. Barry Ferguson treats our fans with nothing but contempt.


18.) 26 apr 2024 15:22:27
jve yet to see that mate but maybe you have.


19.) 26 Apr 2024 19:50:28
Don’t bite Tom, they are looking for a reaction.


 

 

20 Apr 2024 17:30:01
Otterspocket, i was speaking to a big jambo supporter in our local shop who has been a hearts season ticket holder and shareholder for over 40 years and follows hearts everywhere. He told me today that he has it from a very good source of his that lawrence shankland is a done deal to sign for rangers in the close season ? so i have the same info as yourself mate ? I've also been told that even in january alex rae was constantly in clement's ear that we should have signed shankland in january never mind this summer ? All the jambo i was talking to would say it's from a very high position he got his info and he ain't happy that as far as he's concerned, shankland is signing for rangers,
time will tell ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 20 Apr 2024 18:03:05
he is to old and to slow we have to do better.


2.) 20 Apr 2024 18:28:53
We need to replace dessers and roofe and get the home grown quota up its a no brainer as long as we are getting a main striker in on top.
Danilo will be a dud as well.


3.) 20 Apr 2024 18:53:52
He can still show Dessers how to finish?.


4.) 20 Apr 2024 19:22:19
Car-d blue, how about Mbappe, Haaland, Salah, or Bellingham? Are they better enough. We need to be realistic as to where we are - we are no longer a club that can attract the best players like the 90's - had Shankland signed in Jan, then I've no doubt we'd be top of the league just now.


5.) 20 Apr 2024 20:00:30
Aberdeen scored twice today from crosses to back post. We can’t do that with a 100 corners. Different type of player to what we have.


6.) 20 Apr 2024 20:29:22
Totally agree SirStruth ?.


7.) 20 Apr 2024 22:03:32
I wonder if we’ll see a change to the system if he does indeed sign? I’m not sure he’s going to chase down every lost ball or press on the same way Dessers does today.

If he does sign I wish him the best of luck.


8.) 20 Apr 2024 22:38:16
Really don’t want Shankland he’s nothing special. he's beyond slow.


9.) 20 Apr 2024 23:20:38
SWS I was told the only reason we didn’t sign him in January was because we were skint and needed to sell first to buy him but it didn’t work out. Shanks is desperate to sign for us. I got laughed at on here when he was at Ayr Utd and I said we should sign him for £100k…………my ex team mate played for Ayr Utd, my other ex team mate managed Ayr Utd and won a Scottish Cup with Killie. My ex team mates son is one of the best talents we have in our youth system. I am not saying I know everything but I do hear stuff that is credible.


10.) 21 Apr 2024 06:06:42
Otterspocket I was the same I wanted him at that stage too but relatively risk free at that type of fee but the fees hearts reportedly wanted for him i wouldn't be shelling out that type of figures, I feel it waa too much.


11.) 21 Apr 2024 06:39:26
Otterspocket, out of a matter of interest mate, do you know the possible fee involved for shankland have you heard what the fee is likely to be ?.


12.) 21 Apr 2024 07:07:57
Otters/ GJD - Was of same opinion when he was at Ayr and many of my Gers supporting mates were the same at that time and wanted us to give him a go then - football snobbery got in way - our lower leagues have given Scotland some great talent over the years - hopefully we get back to a stage of signing good Scottish talent in its youth and get some identity back too.


13.) 21 Apr 2024 08:19:52
Lawrence Shankland would definitely have made a big difference especially on the domestic front same way kris Boyd done first time around.


14.) 21 Apr 2024 08:35:13
SWS no the conversation didn’t include the price. Think the figure branded about in January was 3 or 4 million. Personally I wouldn’t mind Shankland and Miovski but really unlikely.


15.) 21 Apr 2024 08:58:55
What kind of trading model do we want? Shankland McBurnie McNair, all probs looking for their last big contract and NO sell on value?
I hope PC has better younger cheaper targets in line.


16.) 21 Apr 2024 09:16:40
How do you know danilo will be a dud?!?!?!?! He hasn't a decent run to prove himself and what he has had he has proven to be more effective in front of goal than dessers.


17.) 21 Apr 2024 09:17:00
I’m not Shanklands biggest fan, nor do I think he will take us to the next level. HOWEVER, recent weeks have shown that we can get the ball in the 6 yard box and Dessers cannot put it in the net the way Shankland can. We would be top of the league with Shankland instead of Dessers.


18.) 21 Apr 2024 09:46:58
My issue bar72 is our trading model selling Patterson and Bassey did nothing stopping us losing maybe 3 champions league direct entry. We should be selling raskin, hagi, McCausland and Cantwell for profits. As well as Butland. Promote Rice etc but we don’t or won’t. Makes business sense. We want to keep a 32 year old right back at the expense of a 24 year old, because he scores more than our forward line. Shankland gives us something different and takes penalties.

Our trading model doesn’t mean every player we bring in has to have a sell on value increase, if so we have a major issue. We have spent and are about to spend millions on projects that have and will increase our revenue for ffp. However the club is built on traditions and has been built on success. I am old enough to have seen a lot and the swings and roundabouts that football brings. However in the last 7 years we have won the equivalent of a treble, a treble. We are not a European heavy weight, we don’t have a mentality of you don’t win nothing but great European nights. 2 horse race in Scotland and we are second. Been patient and waiting on the success that our board said would be delivered, well that’s run out.


19.) 21 Apr 2024 10:30:32
Seems to be little or no chance of us taking any chances of promoting youth, baffles me and by the looks if it we'll lose nsio, lovelace, rice and yfeko, maybe more, Barcelona played a 17yr old the other night, totally different level, the boy done well, yes Barcelona gt beaten, but a 17 Yr old in an ECL 1/ 4 final, n we very rarely play youth in our first team in the SPL or Cup, no real incentive for them to stay, or am I missing something?


20.) 21 Apr 2024 10:32:34
Bar72, it is ok having a trading model if you have already developed the strategy and you have the players coming through to fill the gaps when a quality player is sold. We don't have that.
You also need a Board of Directors that have the investment potential to dig deep initially and when the need arises.
Under King's direction and prior to Wilson coming on board as DoF our prime objective was to get back to having a team capable of winning the league. (I'm not saying that King was the Messiah, far from it, but that was his plan) .
When Parks took over he was to all intent a dictator and he did little to take the Club forward. The appointment of Wilson was objectively to maximise income from the sale of players but they were never replaced with better quality and our youth system remained as not fit for purpose. Our CEO at the time was not commercial and just one of Parks' lackys.
We should be thankful to those that saved the Club in our time of need, and the supporters were no small part of that, however we need to move on. We need fresh money and fresh faces in the Boardroom. It is there, the problem is getting rid of those that add nothing, don't have the investment or are not willing to invest that are only there for the club tie and the blazer.


21.) 21 Apr 2024 10:54:20
Windy and Berkshire, I agree with both of you and for me the rebuild should have started after '55', 2 or 3 good young signings every window, replacing the deadwood, instead of rushing to loans, freebies and hanging onto players well past their sell by date, was and is a big mistake. As is signing players with no sellon, and big wages, again puts us on the back foot.
I don't think we will ever have the money for a mega rebuild so we need to buy smart, and young, and hopefully sell on for a profit.


22.) 21 Apr 2024 11:29:12
If we get Shankland on a free then it's a no brainer. Forgot trying to negotiate with Hearts. They'll want stupid money.


23.) 21 Apr 2024 11:34:16
Wonder how many on here who don't want Shankland didn't think Boyd was good enough? We don't need a heedless chicken running about up top on his own in the spfl we need a proper goalscorer like Shankland.


24.) 21 Apr 2024 12:46:05
The thing is we don't know how a player will be for us until he gets here (if he ever does) . Same ones saying shankland would win us the league, shankland will score for fun, it's same ones who said cifuentes is a baller raskin will run riot who will make us millions.


25.) 21 Apr 2024 13:20:53
Nope. I never said that. Shankland is a penalty box player and at times we need that. Not looking for pace but a threat, cause CH issues etc. An addition not the overall solution.


26.) 21 Apr 2024 13:29:40
The people that loved Frankenstein Cosgrove want Shankland, we need strength and genuine pace . People can laugh at McBurnie and Che Adams but no club at the level they are at will ever go for Shankland, or clubs like Dykes is playing at for that matter .

The manager will find the right players and that big lump ain't one of them, no chance.


27.) 21 Apr 2024 13:31:08
Shankland won’t be free.


28.) 21 Apr 2024 17:27:17
On todays showing I think I would rather have dessers.


29.) 21 Apr 2024 18:16:48
He really schooled Dessers today eh. Away with the absolute nonsense about Shankland. He will never play for us.


30.) 21 Apr 2024 19:58:05
Fellow bears. From a very good source, the reason Shankland has not signed for us in this current season is he has a clause in his contract which states he can NOT be sold to another team in the SPFL during his contractual agreement ??. Until he has 6 months left and contractually allowed to speak with other clubs in the SPFL he will be a Hearts player or going elsewhere in Europe.


31.) 21 Apr 2024 20:22:16
Was told today that Clemente did not pursue Shankland in January and won’t be looking at him in the summer. To put it simply, he thinks he’s too slow.

This came from the player himself.


32.) 21 apr 2024 21:16:48
kingandukster, there's truly nothing more nonsensical than someone saying

“ the same peo0le who said this are the same people who said that”

utter nonsense, how on earth do you know its the same people, so you think the thousands who wanted shanks are the sam3 thousands that dudnt want such n such.


33.) 22 Apr 2024 08:00:17
I very much doubt we will sign shankland as I said before recruitment will look pretty stupid if they turn nose up twice then go in with player at a higher value than other two opportunities to sign him.

English leagues for shankland I think.


34.) 22 Apr 2024 12:39:40
Leerc78 its just my opinion. He misses sitters like dessers but without the physicality. Re danilo.


35.) 23 Apr 2024 16:56:46
Dessers physicality not that great to be fair.


 

 

 

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23 May 2024 22:18:34
As much as i rate and like yilmaz he's another that's now becoming very injury prone ☹️ That's him now struggling to make the game on saturday ☹️ Certain supporters have a go at jacko, roofe etc for their injury problems but it now seems yilmaz is unfortunately joining this list ☹️ As much as our captain is constantly roasted by some on here the guy is never injured and an absolute athlete with fitness levels i wish a helluva lot more of our players had ?Why is it tav never gets injured ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 23 May 2024 22:58:11
Yilmaz does appear to be injury prone d.


2.) 23 May 2024 23:05:31
Obviously not fully recovered sws, hopefully better next season Sterling has also had many injuries this season.


3.) 23 May 2024 23:17:28
I know how you feel sir Walter. It’s very frustrating.


4.) 24 May 2024 06:08:36
Yilmaz will not be the answer if we want to progress as a team IMHO
Far too injury prone or like Barasic - is most of it in his head?


5.) 24 May 2024 12:26:15
Aye hamstring is in your gead blue?.


 

 

22 May 2024 09:37:49
Getting away from rangers here for a minute guys what's your thoughts/ predictions for the europa league final tonight between atalanta V bayer leverkusen ? Should be a really good final and i'm looking forward to it ?I fancy leverkusen 3-1 tonight with wirtz to score anytime ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 22 May 2024 09:58:19
Hard to look past Leverkusen. Only way I can see them losing is if they’re rough from the weekend.


2.) 22 May 2024 10:14:17
If atalanta win do hearts not automatically qualify for the europa league. If so i want atalanta to win as that would be huge for Scottish football.


3.) 22 May 2024 10:32:08
As long as Bayern win am happy helps us out??.


4.) 22 May 2024 10:55:56
I can't see past Bayer Leverkusen at the moment.


5.) 22 May 2024 11:03:22
Livi bear Leverkusen winning guarntees us being seeded in the CL think that takes precedence over hearts ?.


6.) 22 May 2024 11:34:36
Livi bear you'd rather Hearts got in the Europa than we get seeded for the champ qualifiers?


7.) 22 May 2024 11:34:58
Livi, we definitely want Leverkusen to win no matter what, that would take Benfica out of CL qualification and make us seeded instead.


8.) 22 May 2024 11:43:27
Qarabag gave Leverkusen a scare in an earlier round . Atalanta will be harder to break down . Wirtz to seperate the teams in injury time.1-0 Leverkusen .


9.) 22 May 2024 12:16:41
Madness comment from livibear. Every rangers fan should be wanting leverkusen to win. Promoting benfica to direct entry to CL and us seeded in the draw.


10.) 22 May 2024 13:05:38
Doubt livibear was aware of the Leverkausen link and how their winning the EL would affect our Cl qualification chances?


11.) 22 May 2024 13:08:31
Mb livi just does not realise what a bayer Win means.


12.) 22 May 2024 13:22:21
Taking Benfica out our sights will make things more doable for sure, Atlanta good attacking side so be a good game but hope they get pumped and Leverkusen win, some going unbeaten and winning a treble in Germany and Europe if they win next two games, lot to be said for players (some average) was ho commit totally to the system of the team, hats off too manager.


13.) 22 May 2024 13:29:48
Leverkusen played at the weekend, and have a German cup final against Kaiserslautern this weekend to play, however I think Alonso has done some job and will get them their treble.


14.) 22 May 2024 13:31:21
I would take a guess and say he didn’t know this before the comment.

I hope Leverkusen win love alonso as a player and seems to be a very good manager also.


15.) 22 May 2024 13:53:24
Great player storm, range of passing was incredible, very rarely gave the ball away.


16.) 22 May 2024 15:38:49
I thought once sporting won their league benfica over took us. If not i'd much rather us getting a foot up.


17.) 22 May 2024 16:27:51
They did by one place, but can gostraightb group stages if Leverkusen win tonigh.


18.) 22 May 2024 18:26:52
Tight game Leverkusen to win 2-1.


 

 

21 May 2024 15:31:41
Our former young goalkeeper and Motherwell goalkeeper Liam Kelly is coming back to rangers allegedly done and dusted ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 21 May 2024 15:55:27
To replace McLaughlin it will have to be. Decent back up i guess.


2.) 21 May 2024 16:14:33
Better keeper than McCrorie for me. Could be that both him and McLaughlin are for the off. Kelly would be number 2 and the young keeper, (apologies can't remember his name), would move up to replace the latter.


3.) 21 May 2024 17:25:25
Kieran Wright, Berkshire.


4.) 21 May 2024 17:57:48
Difficult to say how good McCrorie is when he isn't getting games. Whe was he last out on loan for a season?


5.) 21 May 2024 18:02:10
Good number 2.


6.) 21 May 2024 18:02:54
This one was close to happening last year, but was reliant on McLaughlin moving on - which didn't happen.

Very shrewd bit of business.


7.) 21 May 2024 18:05:11
Posted this a couple of weeks ago on here, was told by my guy in the dressing room, it is as a backup and has no relevance to what happens regarding butland.


8.) 21 May 2024 19:10:42
So if signing liam kelly has no relevance to what happens to jack butland going forward jackboy, would you agree to assume that kelly wouldn't be promoted to the rangers no.1 goalkeeper, if we sell butland and we would still sign another goalkeeper to be our no.1 ?.


9.) 21 May 2024 19:47:00
Your guy in the dressing room ?.


10.) 21 May 2024 20:02:48
Yes sws we sell Butland we buy better than Kelly.


11.) 21 May 2024 23:01:23
Actually sirwalter I do know someone in the dressing room that's where I get any info from that I put on here, don't believe me its no bother, if butland went then we would buy a replacement, Kelly is signing as back up.


12.) 22 May 2024 05:41:14
Jackboy55,i didn't doubt you mate ?.


13.) 22 May 2024 06:46:25
Good info jack.


14.) 22 May 2024 07:26:33
Jack good for u, just another trying to have a pop, they wonder why we hardly post.

Kelly has been in pipeline a while, he is signed to replace McLaughlin, now he need to try displace mccrorie.


15.) 22 May 2024 07:30:19
Sws obe, I know you didn't your namesake did, I don't know any players but know one of the first team coaching staff, he's been there a few years now so not hard to work out who it is - he gives me the odd bit of info when I see him during the summer whether it be players we are interested in, injury news or general info about players and I put it on here - Kelly was all I got last time in terms of incomings, along with there's interest from Ipswich for Goldson.


 

 

20 May 2024 20:48:08
We have to sign players who undoubtedly can play in the scottish league and should without question be targeting players playing with other clubs in scotland, who can handle the vigours of scottish football ?We need more of them imo ? Some from other countries leagues just can't handle scottish football and it's less risk than bringing in foreign players who just can't adapt ?We can't get this rebuild wrong yet again ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 20 May 2024 22:56:11
Yes swso, get this one wrong and we could be in for a world of hurt mate. I really hope clement/ koppen know what they're doing, it's a huge job with not much room for error.


2.) 20 May 2024 23:11:31
A would like the boy Ryan gauld plays in the USA his stats from Portugal and message are very impressive and he's scottish.


3.) 21 May 2024 01:43:54
From Portugal and the mls.


4.) 21 May 2024 06:06:03
East belfast, gauld himself said he's not suited to the scottish game. Was very poor at hibs on loan. Doing great where he is. Very good pals with the Souttars though.


5.) 21 May 2024 08:05:18
Gauld never hig the heights he promised as a lad. he has a good career at a level he can perform well in.
As Paul said he didn't have a great time here before and probably doesn't want to come back from USA.


6.) 21 May 2024 09:06:44
We could not afford Gauld. Sws who r these Scottish players who r first team starters.


7.) 21 May 2024 09:49:20
Agree SWS we need to focus on a certain type of player that can handle the speed and physicality of the SPL, IMO wee Raskin has all the attributes to play in our midfield as he showed tail end of last season, let's hope he can kick on from here. Celtic got it right with their Japanese signings with their work rate, we have to match this, also agree no room for error with the first OF at Parkhead we are all scunnered constantly chasing them.


8.) 21 May 2024 10:19:01
Celtic got it right with the Japanese players because their manager knew the market. I'm very concerned about Rangers at present. There doesn't seem to be much money left in the pot. We haven't moved forward as a club in the past 3 seasons, our only hope seems to be Celtic not spending money and improving and that really worries me. That season was our opportunity and it's been blown by a manager who lost the plot at an important time of the season.


9.) 21 May 2024 10:51:24
McKenna, McBurnie and Barron for me to start with.

All 3 are better than what we have tbt.


10.) 21 May 2024 11:40:48
Two out three ain’t bad, I’m not a McKenna fan myself, but I’ve only had fleeting glimpses of him when Forest played him occasionally, so my opinion is limited. I prefer the younger player trying to make his mark?


11.) 21 May 2024 11:58:14
Boy Rice is good enough but not given a chance, who knows were Patterson would be now I've Tavernier never got that injury. Look at Archie Gray trusted at 16 in a better league and worth a fortune now. Get the youngsters in we've been promised for years instead of one or two games a season give them 15 to 20 games, nobody can tell me Rice, Lowry even Devine ain't good enough to play in an experienced Rangers team. It's time to improve our own players.


12.) 21 May 2024 13:32:52
John27- don’t want to mention his name but he plays for Hearts.


13.) 21 May 2024 15:14:17
Cool Copland why have four rangers managers never made an offer for shankland

I think McKenna chance has gone, mcburnie no thanks

Barron I’d sign in a minute but don’t see him as a starter, plus lots of concern re his ability to stay fit. Overplayed as a kid, bit like rice, who should have a big season next

Lowry has his own issues imo

Paterson would be sitting in our treatment room most of this season.


14.) 21 May 2024 15:26:12
Celtic have won 12 of last 13 titles. I have not seen them needing to sign sub standard players from the SPL to do that. Yet some on here think this is the way forward.

Hardly a day goes by without a post on here saying shankland would have won us the league which I think is total nonsense.

We do need some homegrown players for Europe, beyond that I see no benefit in buying players from our league. Most lack the quality we need to progress and will be squad players at best.


 

 

18 May 2024 17:45:21
Nobody will convince me otherwise when i say our bungling board fell asleep at the wheel when gerrard should have been backed after securing us title no.55?He had the measure of celtic and they knew it and if he had have been backed i've no doubt we would have went on to claim two and three in a row ?Gerrard had his foot on the throat of celtic and had an unbeaten run against them, there lies the start of what we're seeing now ?Oh how i wish they had backed his ambition as he clearly stated yes he was delighted to have won title no.55 but he wanted to kick on and dominate them pity our board had nowhere near the ambition he had and now look at us ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 18 May 2024 18:11:40
Jesus Christ ?


He didn’t have the measure of Celtic that’s just utter bs the fact he won 1 trophy out of 9 as manager as rangers suggest otherwise ??.


2.) 18 May 2024 18:18:30
PC. Has to learn to beat Celtic fast, if we lose the final and the first old firm next season then I’m worried for him.

Must beat Celtic.


3.) 18 May 2024 18:32:22
Walter that's absolute nonsense am afraid. As storm says his trophy count was terrible infact with celtic out the cup was an easy route to final for us and we bottled it at St mirren.


4.) 18 May 2024 18:35:09
He had the measure of them in head to head games, Storm, which is something PC can only dream about.


5.) 18 May 2024 18:52:02
I agree SWS, If Gerrard was backed after our unbeaten league title season then we would have went on in strength.


6.) 18 May 2024 19:08:30
Correct raisetheroofe that storm can't actually digest what i'm meaning when he had actually built the club which took him 3 years and understand if you can he won the league and was leading the league again by 7 points before he left and he did dominate celtic in his head to head meetings once he had built the team My god storm how to christ can you not understand and see that happened, my god you crack me up.


7.) 18 May 2024 19:11:00
I sit with many fellow supporters watching my team in the copland and many of us have said this regarding gerrard.


8.) 18 May 2024 19:14:20
In the league for those who can't understand what i'm saying here, gerrard had celtic by the throat and i'm not saying our cup results were brilliant but imo if gerrard was backed we would have retained the title and in every probability won the league title again after that.


9.) 18 May 2024 19:50:19
Walter, gerrard was 100% backed, he wanted to keep kent morelos kamara, the board should have been stronger, that’s where we started to regress

Then Gerrard and his gang sneaked out in the middle of the night.


10.) 18 May 2024 19:31:19
You wanted to keep all the players the board kept Walter. You seem to have a short memory on this.


11.) 18 May 2024 19:37:05
Gerrard era team on form is better than our team on the pitch now, we have regressed and that is the boards fault for appointing Beale and allowing him to s punk our budget right up the swanny. If for example we had appointed PC last summer and gave him 20 million, well who knows.


12.) 18 May 2024 20:30:08
The board was concentrating their efforts on building Edminston House.


13.) 18 May 2024 20:49:38
Roofe is that what we as fans are looking for a good head to head against them but one trophy out of 9 ? that’s just utter nonsense from you as well ?.


SG was backed but no point saying as no one will tell him differently what’s the point in posting it then coops?


14.) 18 May 2024 21:01:17
Not completely true john ?Gerrard wanted backed further with even better signings once he had won the league to dominate and retain the league title and our board stayed still pal and fell asleep at the wheel, there's no doubt about that my friend, absolutely no doubt ? So he was too ambitious for our board and no wonder he left as they wouldn't match his ambition for our club, which was unfortunately far greater than parks, robertson etc ?.


15.) 18 May 2024 21:47:25
Im siding with Coops here from memory but its only what i heard not what maybe happened. SG asked the board as far as I can remember to push on but they stood still.


16.) 18 May 2024 22:39:05
Very true Walter, u know why they left, our religious bigotry.


17.) 18 May 2024 23:12:00
He also snuck away at night like the snake that he is.


Ok coops let’s go with. One trophy in 3 then going by the league still not a great record ?


Do you get anything right ??.


18.) 18 May 2024 23:26:15
Swso, your absolutely correct mate, gerrard won the league the year before beating celtic 3 times drawing 1. The next season he won first old firm and was 7 points clear. Undoubtedly had his feet on there throat. Was pretty clear you ment just before he left, as that was only time he went on unbeaten run against them. It was common knowledge he left because he didn't get backed. No sure what trophy haul has got to do with your post ?.


19.) 18 May 2024 23:31:54
Gerrard wasn't backed the close season after winning the league, I know he wanted veerman although he was priced out of that, he also wanted a French midfielder ( whose name escapes me just now) but the one that actually annoyed him the most was wanting the money for Kevin Nisbet and the board said no, it was just over 2 million- he got sakala, lundstram and bacuna that summer instead- that was a huge factor in him leaving.


20.) 18 May 2024 23:40:49
An excuse probably considering SG is in Saudi now.


 

 

 

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24 May 2024 14:17:28
Read my post Paul86,?it was another poster who had read or seen something as regards to jefte being a carbon copy of tav on the left side ?.

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24 May 2024 12:27:19
I'll tell you guys, tav doesn't half get it tight on here ?If he scores the winner the morra, he'll be the best thing since sliced bread by the haters ?I most certainly wouldn't put it past tav to score the winner against them the morra ?As an earlier poster stated, our new left back signing jefte is exactly a carbon copy of tav, only on the other side ?I wonder how long it will take for some on here to absolutely roast him ?.

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24 May 2024 05:14:48
I had heard at the beginning of the season and in january there that both hearts and hibs were very interested in signing scott wright ?So it's quite possible it might be those 2 again ?.

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19 May 2024 19:09:42
Todd Cantwell can undoubtedly be our Phil Foden ?.

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19 May 2024 19:07:41
Yes raisetheroofe your correct regarding me saying mcinnes wasn't good enough to be rangers manager and i'm not saying he is mate ? Its me posting what a lot of talk is now going on amongst some of our supporters and why mate ? Don't pay attention to what strom posts as he can't understand or digest a post properly and i get my laugh at him honestly ?? Raisetheroofe, i've actually heard this talk about mcinnes from supporters who sit around me, in the copland road mate ? Not for me as like i've clearly stated, i back clement ?.

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25 May 2024 11:13:17
Very poignant and touching words for your big mate raisetheroofe and very nicely put and of course very appropriate pal ??I have a good few mates like that myself who are big celtic supporters and who i've a lot of time for and have never wished them ill ?I want their team to get destroyed and vice versa but that's where it stops and many a good time and laugh i've had with them over the years ? Just exactly like yourself mate ???.

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25 May 2024 09:49:28
What's your take on scott wright, John ? do you rate him mate ?.

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25 May 2024 10:26:29
I agree The Colonel ?I think tav will definitely still be at rangers next season, in what is his testimonial season ?I also think tav will give most of the monies made from his testimonial away to charities, as that's the mark of the man ???.

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25 May 2024 09:47:05
Lets all get to hampden safely fellow bears and cheer our club from the rafters onto hopefully lifting the scottish cup, we most definitely can pull this off today they're not unbeatable and far from it ??? Hopefully we all enjoy the game and stay safe fellow bears ?.

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25 May 2024 07:11:34
Celtic are a decent team nothing more and certainly ain't unbeatable ? let's get in about them and constantly in their faces and see what happens ?Go on the famous ?.

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