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09 May 2024 13:25:38
@john 27

Please let it be Tom Hunter ?.


1.) 09 May 2024 18:34:25
Reading Johns final clue fairly obvious who it is I think.

2.) 09 May 2024 20:50:11
Rab who do you think it is?



09 May 2024 13:22:36

John regarding your post on the rumour someone buying up Shares with possible investment coming from them if they manage to buy Kings shares

You said someone from Scotland can I ask are they Scottish? Or just a businessman who lives currently in Scotland?


1.) 09 May 2024 14:17:25
Last clue. Yes he is Scottish. Sold his business for Cora 100 million.

2.) 09 may 2024 14:33:26
whisky man?

3.) 09 May 2024 14:34:20
John, one name I've heard is from the East of Scotland, but there was also a suggestion that there could be South African interest as well. Total net worth of parties was quoted as circa £300m.

4.) 09 May 2024 14:45:23
John is it Rene Buehlmann by any chance?

5.) 09 May 2024 14:54:34
Ahh well that’s goes my idea for a rich Arab prince out the window. ? But seriously tho whoever it is albeit he has good intentions is obviously needed. Although if we get investment I don’t think we could just buy a load of players anyway because of FFP, our revenue is not going to be that great with no CL, so either we finish 2nd and go through the qualifiers, which I don’t think is impossible because we were a bit unlucky to get PSV twice and the 2nd time they were a lot better, we could have got a much easier tie.

Anyway I don’t think investors just pump money in for players could be for something else. I find the Newcastle situation interesting, supposedly the richest club on the planet but can’t overspend because of their revenue. And they’re most expensive player can’t play because of a gambling ban.

6.) 09 may 2024 19:22:42
its got to be mikey carroll now, or john smeaton, he made plenty selling his soul to the media in the states, , go on john, make storms night.

7.) 09 May 2024 19:48:59
If anyone is after King's Shares, it will have to be a great offer. he is Rumoured to have received and Rejected £25m, so it's going to have to be a huge amount for it to happen.

8.) 09 May 2024 20:10:26
Cora = Phil Martin.

9.) 09 May 2024 23:20:19
If ny guess is right Cora is a typo and should read Circa, leading to it being Jim McColl, John?

10.) 10 May 2024 06:03:21
Well spotted AC21, to quote Scooby Doo, " could be"??, but how do u get Jim McColl?

11.) 11 May 2024 00:54:58
Fork he sold a business previously for 100mil as per the clue.



03 May 2024 14:13:26
Goldson out for season is that true?

Wonder if that's the last time we will see him in a Rangers jersey?

What is the problem with him? Anyone know.


1.) 03 May 2024 14:48:54
Torn medial ligament.

Hopefully that's the end of his time here.

2.) 03 May 2024 14:53:51
Stig manager says knee injury, also confirmed Jack out a few weeks, Cortes and Danilo won’t play this season matondo still out

Yilmas getting closer

Whilst rangers players Barisic and lundstrum r selectable

We r really at bear bones.

3.) 03 May 2024 15:07:58
tjn, 2 years left on his big contract, he is going nowhere.
We will need someone to fill Ryan Jack's, or Kemar Roofes space on the treatment table anyway ?.

4.) 03 May 2024 15:10:59
Think that's a bit of a crass comment if I'm honest. Overall he has been one of our best and most consistent performers. Hardly ever injured and was immense in the 55 season. Also had some brilliant performances in Europe for us and getting to the EL final. Hasn't been his best season but overall pound for pound one of our best signings.

5.) 03 May 2024 15:36:36
Well said NRD. People think he may leave so the routine is run them down, same last time thought he was leaving.

6.) 03 May 2024 15:41:29
Ah right thanks for reply John
We certainly are down to the bare bones at the most crucial time now of the season ?.

7.) 03 May 2024 15:41:48
NRD. he always has been consistent. he always seems to get caught out and blame someone else. in europe he was consistent - every year he scored at least one OWN GOAL. i'm pretty sure someone would have stats on that.

8.) 03 May 2024 15:42:24
TJN what a sh*t comment that is. how any rangers fan can be happy at our vice captain being injured is beyond me. The big guy deserves the support of every rangers fan at the minute.

9.) 03 May 2024 15:45:32
Yilmaz has been getting close for weeks now I wonder if he'll play again this season.

10.) 03 May 2024 15:45:36
John is that jack as in Butland that's out for a coupla weeks hope not.

11.) 03 May 2024 15:47:25
He's been a good servant but his time has been and he needs to move on for his career and as a club we need better than goldson he's clearly lost pace and makes same mistakes like bb needs to go.

12.) 03 May 2024 15:49:09
Do people not realise when they are slagging off a player. They are also slagging the badge they ware.

13.) 03 May 2024 16:06:14
Always scored an OG and always caught out!
Nae bother?.

14.) 03 May 2024 16:18:51
He has been a good servant but he has been here too long let’s be honest I am not slagging him off but he has been poor all season IMO. It’s the same with Tav stayed too long.

John no surprise Jack is out again he should never have got another contract.

15.) 03 May 2024 16:51:19
Scotty I think you'll find nowhere did I state I was happy he is injured, so feel free to retract that statement.

I said I hope it's the last we've seen of him, which is the sentiment of most sensible fans. He has been an embarassment the last 18 months, and has dragged down our captains peformances at the same time.

I also don't subscribe to him being "immense" in the 55 season, where we bottled a treble and had 0 fans in attendance.

He's a loser, in a squad of losers, and hopefully this manager is the one to finally have the balls to see them out.

16.) 03 May 2024 16:54:49
Only my opinion Thestigno1, but i don't think we've seen the last of connor goldson in a rangers jersey mate, because i believe he'll still be at rangers next season ?.

17.) 03 May 2024 17:08:05
Wish our fans didn't slate players so easily . Yeah goldson, tav etc have their flaws. But they certainly been loyal servants to our great club. Show some respect, yes I believe both could move on let us freshen things up a bit . No one was complaining when both won us 55 with solid defending or going to seville. I will remember good times no the bad.

18.) 03 May 2024 17:21:23
White horse what a stupid comment so as fans we can never be critical of player because we are somehow criticising the badge? Have you never been critical of a rangers player.

19.) 03 May 2024 17:48:39
One person responsible for Tavs performance and its not Goldson, if your honest Tavs been poor on his own, defensively, going fwd scoring some crackers and the pens, no probs with that, he's an attacking full back, but the engine is going IMHO.

20.) 03 May 2024 18:00:43
Amato, no it’s Ryan Jack,

21.) 03 May 2024 18:19:45
Goldson has not been up to par recently I wonder if he has been playing with a niggle the last few games.

22.) 03 May 2024 19:12:40
Their is players fit in the squad problem is they are not deemed good enough to replace either injured players or players that are leaving, Ben Davies, Leon King, Dowell, Wright, Raskin, so that’s why it’s looking like bare bones, and dosent look like at this stage the manager wants to pitch a youngster in like Rice or McKinnon, need to try and address the overall quality of the squad, won’t be easy though.

23.) 03 May 2024 20:34:30
Sws he probably will be because he ain't getting a wage like he's getting at Rangers.

24.) 03 May 2024 21:20:45
Also My star tav is an absolute certainty imo, to still be a rangers player next season ?.

25.) 03 May 2024 21:44:11
Not if a offer comes from Saudi he ain't turning a wage like that down sws, hopefully if he stays he'll be back up for Sterling.

26.) 03 May 2024 21:44:14
TJN your statement is an embarrassment and in no way sensible.

27.) 03 May 2024 21:57:26
Not for me SWS, they may well still be here, but at what cost to our team and results, they are not the same players anymore, time to move on IMHO.

28.) 03 May 2024 23:43:59
Lucky for me Scotty, I didn't ask.

The backing of serial losers on this app is pathetic.

Real rangers men of the past would be disgusted with the club from the last 8 years.

29.) 04 May 2024 05:57:11
No scotty is correct, your using goldson to excuse tavs defensive capabilities, tavs poor on his own, boy gets a sore one and you single him out for another players failings. He may be slipping but tav is doing it also all by himself, not goldsons fault.

30.) 04 may 2024 06:11:04
all his statements are embarrassing scotty,

31.) 04 May 2024 07:11:18
Fork what u have is someone satisfied with serial losers and players who hardly ever play,

Three trophies in twelve years so far.

32.) 04 May 2024 07:18:57
I took a wee break from this platform for a few months but I see not much has changed. Criticising players is fine so long as it's constructive but . dearie me some statements are OTT and uncalled for.
And it's still the same ones that are guilty of it.

33.) 04 May 2024 10:15:51
John27, I get the 3 trophies in 12 yrs, I hope your comment doesn't mean you think I'm satisfied with serial losers, far from it mate. Was noting tjn blaming goldson for tavs form bud?.

34.) 04 May 2024 10:43:14
On the upside the club keep physios in work.

35.) 04 May 2024 11:22:59
Correct John. As a man of a certain vintage, you are fully aware of the standards that should be met.

Not a man who said in an interview in a semi final "we knew we were beat at half time".

Tav has been poor, yes. But having goldson covering him makes his job 10x harder.

6 years at the club and he makes the same mistakes upwards of 10 times a season.


36.) 04 May 2024 12:06:59
N t u. Walter ober last three years states first name on twam shhet jack lawrence roofe.

Tav goldson have at least another two seasons. Barisic brilliant.

All these players have contributed in the past but r not rhe standard we requir going forward. Nor r 18 year old kids.

37.) 04 May 2024 13:21:15
We need a new defence in the summer. these players aren't good enough. no room for sentiment.

38.) 04 May 2024 14:00:35
Mark two cb's I'd be very happy with Sterling and Yilmaz as our fullbacks.

39.) 04 May 2024 14:00:56
Mark exactly.

40.) 04 May 2024 17:12:41
I have a horrible feeling that Goldson will still be at Rangers next season although I live in hope that he isn't.
Ideally there will be some truth in the rumour that Gerrard wants him in Saudi and we will make some money on him and he will get a final payday.
As far as I am concerned we need two quality new centre backs since I don't see Souttar as anything more than backup.
If Yilmaz could stay injury free then I would be comfortable at left back and although I wouldn't be adverse to a new right back we would need to replace Tav's goals elsewhere in the team.
I would also like to see us sign a replacement for Lundstram that is a significant upgrade both defensively and in attack.



31 Jan 2024 12:19:02
John27 or Copeland front

You guys picking anything up that we will submit a bid for shankland at all?

Or is the rumours way off?


1.) 31 Jan 2024 12:47:13
I don't think we were ever in for him. Just paper talk from the start.

2.) 31 Jan 2024 12:48:04
I don't think we were ever in for him. Just paper talk from the start.

3.) 31 Jan 2024 13:18:56
We won't be making a move or signing shankland Thestigno1 ?I doubt very much that clement wants to sign him ?He certainly wouldn't pay what hearts are asking for him, even if he was remotely interested in him at all, won't be happening mate ?.

4.) 31 Jan 2024 13:30:05
False again Walter.

5.) 31 Jan 2024 13:33:50
Stig absolutely nothing from my sources.

6.) 31 Jan 2024 13:37:38
If we do sign Shankland he certainly wasn't Clement first choice.

7.) 31 Jan 2024 14:16:22
Ok thanks guys

Thanks John ?.

8.) 31 Jan 2024 14:19:22
They have both said we are not going for shanks.

9.) 31 Jan 2024 16:20:05
Ok guys is nor signing a striker,
A. Negligence from the club as its painfully obvious we needed one. or

B. No one available that fits our style, budget or not what Clement wants.
Be interesting to hear thoughts on this.
I certainly don't want us to go out and sign Shankland as a panic last minute buy just to get one through the door.

10.) 31 Jan 2024 16:56:57
Over the years the gers have done fantastic last minute deals. I think that will happen with shankland. If he never signed the last contract offer he won't sign this one. He's rangers through and through. This could be his only chance to play for his boyhood team.

11.) 31 Jan 2024 18:27:31
Yeah why would we want to sign a striker who's scored 20 goals in all competitions.



12 Jan 2024 15:23:01
Hi guys

Anymore on the yilmaz deal going through. Knew from the moment he came he wouldn't last long here made no major impact and doesn't show signs he will make it here in Scotland. how he does also where is irrelevant it's what players do for Rangers whilst here under contract that interests me and he has never cut the mustard unfortunately wish all the best but it was never going to work out from the minute I seen him not suited to our game.


1.) 12 Jan 2024 15:31:49
Stig that hurt my head trying to read that.

2.) 12 jan 2024 15:40:28
you and me both stig, very strange signing in the first place, new within 2 games he would never be a rangers permanent lb, boy has talent but nowhere near what's required.

3.) 12 Jan 2024 15:41:16
Stingo Yilmaz is a quality footballer thinking over wise tells me enough.

4.) 12 Jan 2024 15:49:05
Yeah that's a head scratcher trying to work the post out mate.

5.) 12 Jan 2024 15:50:24
Pissing myself here Tom, not good enough for Rangers lol man, you having a laugh? Yilmaz will play in the best of leagues on the planet, but he's not good enough for Scotland hope that's a joke, but saying that you said that after 90 minutes mate ?.

6.) 12 jan 2024 15:54:22
unbelievable, what do you mean by that really, you mean that you know better than stig,

really i guaranteed you yilmaz would not be here end of jan, you were apoplectic, you must have posted hundreds of times about this one guym i even remember telling you that i believed you were becoming obsessed with the boy, and not for the first time i have to say.

yilmaz had about 140 to 180 decent minutes for rangers, almost every game he was not good enough, i told you he would be gone, you became quite angry and upset and its strange to see someone posting the same thing about 30 times a day, he's gone, he wasn't good enough, now he's at a lower quality italian club
get over it mate , i really worry about the obsession you have with telling us about how you can see how good a player is, so can i

and i didn't see it in yilmaz.

7.) 12 Jan 2024 15:57:13
Tom absolutely

My star opinions vary!

Not sure who your first team at heart is? mine is Rangers football club and I and likewise Rangers fans I know only want the best possible players playing for us and helping the club win silverware and being successful doesn’t matter who the player is and what talent you may think they have if they don’t do it for our club and can’t help us achieve what we all want then their no use to us and wasting time paying their wage to sit idly by is of no use
Sorry I want successful players who will make a difference Yilamz has fallen short in this category and and I trust the manager moving him on thanks ?.

8.) 12 Jan 2024 16:01:54
He is good enough and proving that he is good enough just now but the boy wants away. So can’t keep a player that’s not settled. Tho I have no idea what the stig has posted.

9.) 12 Jan 2024 16:02:15
My star you know i agree with you on yilmaz but I always wonder why a poster goes in with heavy criticism on a player that appears to be showing form.

Suspect if you ask me.

If they can’t see that he’s a young player leaving his country behind for the first time and needs a little trust from our fans not hate then it’s pointless debating with them.

10.) 12 Jan 2024 16:06:26
If Yilmaz leaves too Italy he will end up in one of their top teams in a season or two, he played four games in a row for us and got better every game, always looking forward and him coming into the midfield with runs really opened up teams unfortunately a think him leaving was agreed upon a while ago.

11.) 12 Jan 2024 16:08:05
The kid is a good player with bags n bags of potential.

12.) 12 Jan 2024 16:17:31
The boy failed to prove himself with 3 managers or the fans he was good enough to be our 1st choice LB the fact we are prepared to allow him to leave on a loan if you read reports tells you he's not good enough.

13.) 12 Jan 2024 16:18:09
My star if he’s that good why we off loading?
as I say who cares how he does else where didn’t do it here and our manager obviously thinks the same
So what you trying to say is our manager is wrong?

What has he done since his arrival he-haw?
Who signed him again was it GVB how any games under him and Beale did he get and now Clement moving on?
That’s 3 managers who barley played him and the 3rd offloading him in what around a year and a bit at the club
Sound s a bit like you super Star ⭐️ ?.

14.) 12 Jan 2024 16:28:10
Yilmaz is a quality player and has also played at International level with Turkey, and since joining Rangers he has not had an extended run in the team for various reasons, namely Barasic and injury.
If he moves to Italy it’s a step up in terms of the league but not the club he is reportedly linked with.
Hopefully his future is sorted out soon for both him and Rangers.

15.) 12 Jan 2024 16:39:20
Tom is seems you're very clueless on Yilmaz as a footballer to me mate.

16.) 12 Jan 2024 16:41:40
Stingo you're coming over as clueless as Tom mate, Yilmaz is a quality footballer.

17.) 12 Jan 2024 16:59:51
Gofor I think the trip is for a lot more than just the training side to it. Gets the players together for a week to bond and allow new players to integrate further.

18.) 12 Jan 2024 17:28:24
Onewalter he ain’t failed with PC tho and it’s because he wants to leave he hasn’t settled. Think this boy will do just fine in his career.

My star apart from tt as he took an instant dislike to the boy the rest are just saying he ain’t good enough because they know he is leaving. They would change their tune if he stayed.

Also injuries have not helped him and he is a young boy in a different country. Some people are just clueless IMO.

19.) 12 Jan 2024 17:58:11
Thestigno1, we're possibly offloading yilmaz because he wants to leave, nothing to do with how good he is and i think he is good ?For me, i agree with My star, that yilmaz is a better left back than josh doig ? He'll go on to be a terrific left back imo ?.

20.) 12 Jan 2024 18:14:40
Yilmaz has been a Turkish international at every level since 16.
That does not happen if you don't have quality, Simple.
Considering the options they have to choose from.
We should not be letting him go already, it's a mistake for sure if we do.
he will only get better and better from now going forward.
All he needed was a run and a manager that could give him a bit of confidence and help him settle in more, you can see it his last few performances, now we are seeing the real Yilmaz the same talent and ability that GVB clearly seen.

A friend asked me after i sent him the highlights of the Kilmarnock game, who's the new guy on the left lmfao, of course, That is Yilmaz mate the young talented Turkish lad iv'e been telling you about for a while ;)

Remeber Barisic didn't settle in for a while either and was pretty average until he adjusted.

Give Yilmaz the same chance at least.

21.) 12 Jan 2024 18:31:14
OWS the majority of fans want him to stay, especially with barisic being the parasite be is.

Those who don't are of the rangers da mentality.

22.) 12 jan 2024 19:28:46
gofor, you really take it down to the most ridiculous levels,

the fans thoughts don't matter, the managers does

again never a rangers lb.

23.) 12 Jan 2024 19:41:44
Another 'bealy56 quality player' failed. The coop curse has been replaced with the bealy56 curse.

24.) 12 Jan 2024 19:47:11
TT, I think you know that I coached and scouted for a number of years, so here's my tuppence worth on Yilmaz. He is a good player who will have a decent career as a pro. Sadly, he has physical and mental limitations, and while he has gained a few caps, he is not of the level I would recommend for Rangers. Plus, I do believe he wants to leave, so maybe that's for the best.

25.) 12 Jan 2024 20:44:42
My star and a few others are really missing the point!

It doesn't matter how good or not good a player is if he’s unhappy and not playing his best football and I haven’t seen anything of the sorts to say he would be a superstar for us then the manager is doing the correct thing moving him on.

On my previous posts up above I’ve clearly stated I’ve no interest in players not willing to play their best or show their best for the club and yilmaz as I’ve previously said has fallen short on this comes nowhere near some of the great left back to have graced our club and some hyping him up as a messiah.

he’s done nothing special. Get a grip of yourselves because a poster has a varying opinion doesn’t mean they're clueless.

My star, your so rude and down right cheeky at times in here. Honestly pal, get a grip. There are others on here who don’t agree with me, but they stop short with the name calling and using words like clueless.

26.) 12 Jan 2024 21:05:46
Coldo it’s embarrassing you saying anyone has failed on here when you are on yer 25th name change ? you couldn’t mark your neck with a blow torch and you are a tim.

27.) 12 Jan 2024 21:15:04
I don’t think the bonding thing works the way it used to and people in close proximity for so long without escape can have the opposite effect. Some people need breathing room people that will bond and be friends will always find each other whether it’s Spain or Scotland.

Look at what happened to us after Dubai trip, form fell off and has done a couple times now after warm weather training camps.

28.) 12 Jan 2024 21:17:45
On yilmaz I do thing he’s good enough and quality player like mystar thinks

But I also see how selling makes sense I just don’t think we should underestimate the value we are talking about turkeys possible left back for years

Injury and players desire to stay is a concern though and for me tips the scale to sell.

29.) 12 Jan 2024 21:32:53
mystar, is yilmaz your love child. Seen you bigging him up about 50 times today ?.

30.) 12 jan 2024 22:16:23
hubby, exactly my thoughts

this star/ bealy guy is losing the plot

warrior, you have a long long history of holding grudges.

31.) 12 Jan 2024 23:36:10
How can you call Borna a parasite ts72, maybe you can criticise some of his performances, but we paid 2m for a croatian international, some great goals and many many amazing assists. Got our moneys worth, but disrespectful to call him a parasite.

32.) 13 Jan 2024 05:06:15
TT I only ever use your initials but you can’t even do that for me on here and it’s me with the grudge ?‍♂️delusional ?.




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24 May 2024 20:25:11
Jefte signs

Can't see yilamaz still being here to be honest.


1.) 24 May 2024 21:49:39
He can't stay fit long enough. Sell.

2.) 24 May 2024 22:30:03
There does seem to have been a few other LB mentioned so you might be right. Think we could get 4/ 5m+ for Yilmaz especially if he does well at Euros.



24 May 2024 10:34:39
Are we expecting to be losing Yilmaz in summer

Is what I read true the club has refused to let 2 clubs speak to wright
Iif it is true does that mean he's in first team plans?


1.) 24 May 2024 10:50:06
For some reason, PC seems to like Wright and I can see him being here next season. I think we'll be underwhelmed with the scale of the changes in the summer compared with those that are required.

Re Yilmaz, as much as he's a good player, he's injured more than he plays. No space for sentiment anymore and we need a LB who'll play and not sit in the treatment room.

2.) 24 May 2024 11:15:58
I think it’s time we recruited more robust players, seems the crop of players we have are unable to cope with the rigours of the game, god knows how they would have faired when actual tackles were allowed.



20 May 2024 08:46:47
Morning all

I know we can't just sack managers and PC needs his proper chance

However can someone correct me if I'm wrong

Looking back over our clubs history it's mostly and I emphasise the word MOSTLY
Scottish managers who have had the bigger success with our club now why is that?

Is it because they know the Scottish game how it needs to be played and the type of players needed to to be hardy fit strong willed and have the proper fighting spirit to go a full season up here in Scotland

Bill Struth
Scott Symon
Jock Wallace
Greame souness
Walter Smith
Alex McLeish

Theirs only been 1 0r 2 mangers out with being Scottish who has had success with our club which to me speaks volumes

Some folk don't like the name Mcinnes but would anyone just now have liked the name Mcleish would he have been welcomed in this day and age and look how he done when he first came

What about Walter in this day and age would he have been welcomed with open arms and we all know how that turned out

Point is Scottish managers just seem to have more success at the club more so then your mangers from else where

PC has a great recruitment in summer and we put up a real fight great hopefully wrestle back the title
He blows 20 plus million then someone else can tell me where the club will be.

Just some food for thought?


1.) 20 May 2024 09:02:02
If Clement didn’t come in we’d have finished the season with 0 trophies and about 20+ points behind Celtic. Give the man a chance.

2.) 20 May 2024 09:14:02
Things changed big style in 2012 and it can't be ignored. David Murray is to blame for us constantly chasing our tail nowadays.

3.) 20 May 2024 09:33:16
End of the day Stig it’s the board that hire managers, question better aimed at them.
McInnes I can’t see at any stage.

4.) 20 May 2024 10:44:20
You’ve no idea if that’s true David, bottom line is he got into a winning position only to blow it.

He’s spent £4.5 on Diomande whereby Celtic signed Hatate and O’Riley for the same price.

The players don’t seem mentally strong and don’t appear greatly trained / prepared.

I’m not saying sack the manager or DM would be better but PC isn’t doing himself any favours. He always tactically naive and is backing himself into a lonely corner with some of his post match comments etc….

5.) 20 May 2024 10:44:39
Stig you need to catch up it's 2024 not the glory days anymore and even scottish boys are wanting away from the league. Gone are the days of having quality scottish managers and players plying their trade in the SPFL.

6.) 20 May 2024 10:54:22
In the same breath livibear, it’s sir David Murray u have to thank for all those wonderful memories from the late 80s and while 90s plus your noughties as well.

Don’t forget that apart.

7.) 20 May 2024 11:22:24
That other lot have had 1 Scottish manager since 1997 and have won plenty. I don't think it really matters what nationality you are you have to be a good manager. For example the last time an English manager won the top league in England was Howard Wilkinson 32 seasons ago. Scotland, like England just isn't producing top managers the way it used to.

8.) 20 May 2024 12:00:30
Having Scottish players at the heart of the team is more important than the manager. There simply isn't enough players with fire in the belly.

9.) 20 May 2024 12:06:16
5/ 6 of your managers listed are in an era where pretty much every manager stayed in their home country so I don’t think it’s relevant.

10.) 20 May 2024 12:12:07
Dado. The signing of Diomande is a strange one. Was he signed as a prospect that can be nurtured by PC who knows. If so then that is an issue. He should have been bought at that price to produce the goods and that has not happened.

11.) 20 May 2024 13:16:37
Stevieg if it had been put to any sensible rangers supporter what the consequences would have been for the glory years I doubt any of them would have accepted I know I wouldn’t have . The so called glory years are just about to cost us our once unassailable place as the most successful team in Scotland.

12.) 20 May 2024 14:06:01
Stevie, as king stated. Murray made it out that he was spending his money but he wasnt he was spending the fans money and when it went tits up it was the fans who suffered. After 9 in a row the stadium should have been put up to 60k+ this would have given us the extra £10m a year we were losing. My sister in law was head of events management at lloyds tsb at the time. Her best friend was 3rd incharge of the bank. They had to take over the bank of Scotland on gordon browns orders. Murray had borrowed over £700m and hadnt been paying anything back. Tsb approached him and wanted a plan for paying it back and that put rangers in trouble. Chinese steal hit MIM, mimtec couldn't compete with other tech firms, property and construction industry all suffered in 2008. Murray was screwed with no plan and all his bravado hit us fans so i don't see murray as a savior but a blow hard.

13.) 20 May 2024 14:15:02
Agree dado/ windy really hope the boy is just finding his feet, as these days that's a very big outlay for a guy that seems very lightweight, goes missing for large parts of games. Pc has got a huge turn around of players in and out, we can't afford anymore mediocre signings and it rarely turns out that way, as much as that lot across the city have had a few gems, they've also had plenty duds.

14.) 20 May 2024 14:32:14
Yeah Windy, I’m not even saying he’s a bad player, just putting some context around the value we’ve paid for him and these are the sort of things PC will be measured against.

He must learn to beat Celtic fast and handle the pressure / expectation of winning every game.

15.) 20 May 2024 15:06:17
I posted my concerns on Diomonde weeks past, and as usual, there were some who just couldn't take it. Infact, one poster (no names) accused me of throwing my toys out the pram because I expressed an opinion on him. Yip, the poster in question accused me of throwing my toys out while he threw his toys out of his pram, because I raised concerns on the player. He doesn't do well with irony!

16.) 20 May 2024 16:49:26
Are fans really expecting Gers to sign young talented players that hit the ground running? They probably expect those young players to carry us to the Champions League final as well.

People saying we shouldn't pay money for Shankland but want a quality goal scorer for less that also has sell on value. what world are they living in.

Wakey wakey folks!

Firstly any young talent worth their salt is going to the big money clubs.
Secondly, if any young players come to Gers, who do they have to look up to or learn from? the serial losers we all moan about?

The whole club has to change and that takes time, not one summer.

17.) 20 May 2024 17:15:33
Rtr, I think his 2 goals bought him a bit of time, but that was only going to last so long.
Rtr, read back my post to you the other day it defefinitely wasn't supposed to sound so harsh. It was supposed to be all the one sentence, without the comma before the mate. I just read it back today and realised. I remember reading your reply to John and thinking, god he's sensitive, its not like him. My apologies mate didn't mean to write it like that at all. I was having a pop just wasn't that deep. Just thought I'd let you know.

18.) 20 May 2024 18:51:57
Stevie it was also murry who signed of on the ebt and sold us to a charlatan for £1 and has is in this position after 2012.

19.) 20 May 2024 19:18:38
We need to buy players suited to scottish football simple as that ?.

20.) 20 May 2024 21:20:26
If Rangers had gone for Oliver Glasner when he was available on the basis of what he's achieved so far at Palace regardless of the injury excuses he would have got Rangers better organised and they would have won the league.



19 May 2024 08:46:27
Cammy I'm with you to be honest.
I'm also worried what players he will bring in and how much might be wasted
I'm not 100% convinced with him just
Now still not sure he gets the club and what the SPFl is all about

@John 27

John I think you mentioned we might have around 20 million to spend this summer possibly more

See if we get it wrong and Phillipe brings in players who once again aren't up to scratch and depending who he keeps etc
Can we really do it all again next summer?

We all don't have a crystal ball and we can say this with any manager

But I think the board has made another mistake with PC I think we should have went with someone who knows the league inside out and was brought in to get the title back

Would Mcinnes be more suited at this moment in time to have a decent budget to bring in players to wrestle back the league?

every manager is a gamble but I feel PC is now the bigger gamble longer odds to get it right
Than possibly a Mcinnes might have been

I'm worried he gets it wrong and I for one don't know where the club will be next season if he blows 20 plus million

I hope I'm eating these words come the new season.


1.) 19 May 2024 09:29:22
Thestigno1, you make valid points pal and as much as i rate and like big phil, i totally understand where you're coming from ? You're not the first to say you quite possibly think derek mcinnes with a bigger budget than he's ever been used to, would do well as a rangers manager domestically ?I've been in conversations with quite a lot of fellow bears, who think this also mate ?.

2.) 19 May 2024 09:32:00
I agree Stig - there's just something about PC that doesn't sit right with me just now - talking about moral victories and we had 1 more point than Celtic etc - sounds like a man under pressure. What is his style of play? One that doesn't work against Celtic is what it is.

3.) 19 May 2024 10:01:20
I also agree, Stig, and I too have grave concerns with PC. I don't want him sacked just now, and he must be given a chance to build his own team, but I believe he won't be here this time next year.

Also, on the "steading the ship" arguement, does being one point worse off not mean that he hasn't steadied the ship? I don't want to come across all pedantic, but there isn't any grey areas here!

4.) 19 May 2024 10:39:14
My worry with him is the old firms, I just don’t think he gets it, he must beat Celtic, draws at home are no good and unacceptable. He started to lose me with the lap of honour at the 3-3 game, he appeared to have no awareness of his surroundings.

Look I get that we can’t spend what we don’t have, Celtic haven’t spent massive with some of their best players, Hatate and O'Riley for example.

It looks like Celtic got both of them for the price of Diomande, that’s concerning.

If he does sign some good players and finally beats Celtic in a meaningful game then he’ll have unequivocal support but if not then we do need to get a manager who can.

5.) 19 May 2024 11:03:53
Let the manager cook God sake everyone on this would a took Silva on loan the injuries old players are unreal, worried about the manager spending money never heard so much doom in gloom ? Manager has actually won titles mcinnes Geez peace.

6.) 19 May 2024 11:46:30
2 months ago PC was a genius but what happened was injuries bit deep and some players chucked it, the man knows how to win leagues he's done it twice in a better league than ours also shown in Europe he's capable but until he's able to rid us of the constant failures we will never be successful he deserves the chance to build a team and as for Mcinness I'm sorry he's not good enough and also had his chance to manage us and sh## himself.

7.) 19 May 2024 13:47:54
Was McInnes interviewed last time or on the shortlist?
If he wasn’t then highly doubtful he will appear next time unless he goes to Hibs or maybe Hearts and improves them massively.
Are we likely to go back for someone who has knocked us back.
Can’t see it.

8.) 19 May 2024 14:01:40
Sometimes there is nothing worse than our own support to start a witch hunt.

Injuries have been our issues yet again and possibly false promises by our board to PC about our Jan budget.

The one thing that seems to have happened is a fall out within the team. Lundstrum was great for PC and it seems he got knocked back for what he wanted and has then took a step back almost like holiday mode (Can't be arsed) and I dunno but something has me thinking there is more to Goldson situation than injury.

Our defence needs new life and if not we will continue to concede these poor goals. I know we had young lads in positions yesterday but I think through time even if they get minutes, hours ect it won't make a difference. I really hope I'm wrong though. Would be amazing to have greatness at youth level again.

9.) 19 May 2024 15:10:16
I think a lot of the time our opinion of PC is blighted due to our pessimism. Probably because we have gave up the league so easily.

I’m trying to convince myself that he’s forced to be protective and confident regarding his players for fear of revolt. He maybe does not rate many of them but he’s no quitter so he’s helping them become better than they believe.

I also cling on to the fact he has won 3 titles with 2 clubs - better record than our 3 previous managers - so he does have the managerial ability.
He’s been hampered by injuries preventing continuity and rhythm.

This year will be huge for both us and him. But we have to show some level of patience or we will just be on the same cycle next year again.

10.) 19 May 2024 15:13:42
I've been disappointed with Clement in the last number of weeks, but it's far too soon to be questioning his future.

11.) 19 May 2024 18:51:46
Agree Mark just need to see what he brings in.
My worry is the figure we have to spend if reports are right 20 or so million, I don’t think that’s enough to topple them.
Striker or strikers might take up half of that.
We will free up wages with players leaving so I’m hoping we can attract good out of contract players.
Maybe one or two from academy can break in to the squad.

12.) 19 May 2024 19:00:45
True, some very good Bosmans available this summer.



17 May 2024 12:18:00
Think BazBear and Cammy have good points in each of their posts.

I think we have all pretty much agreed Celtic are the stronger club financially and on the pitch currently. Our recruitment over past 10 years hasn't been the best the business model we keep getting told about hasn't really happened only a few have worked out so far like Bassey and Aribo and we have only really managed good money on one of our own through our ranks in Patterson.

We may see Butland move on for a nice fee which will see the club make profit on him hopefully. Do we try cut our wage bill to accept being second and hold money back in the bank for 2-3 seasons? And build slowly instead of trying to bring 10+ players every season and giving them 20 to 30 thousand per week? Ali g with may transfer fee or signing on fees etc

From what I can see were roughly spending 26 million per season on wages alone 500k per week. So do we try to bring that down to atleast possibly between 16- 20 million and introducing the youngsters like Fraser Lovelace Rice yfeko start giving McCrorie a run of games against the SPFl teams.

Their is money to be saved and chances for the young guys to be had if we went down this line. However we also want a run in Europe and continue the trend of doing well in it so we also need decent calibre players who will cost money.

It will be interesting to see what route the board go down this summer as I think something needs to change. Change in our financial outlay and change in recruitment policy not enough over the years seem to find their feet at the club

I will add I'm not naive to think we all won't stop shouting for the title no matter what happens. But we're a lame duck at times sometimes it looks we're moving forward then we're moving back.

I'm up for the young players getting involved with more experienced and if it means second again until we properly find our feet financially, then so be it no point running ourselves in the ground again. Unless the board come up with something different this summer I think more of the same going forward.


1.) 17 May 2024 12:52:46
Some good points stig. there are probably good players out there that won’t break the bank. It’s up to the recruitment to identify and sign the players. Other teams in the world have been successful on small budgets.

I can never see a large majority of the fan base accepting going for 2nd etc although that’s where we are now anyway. We just have to wait and see what the board and recruitment and also the manger can come up with for the new season ahead and hope for the best.

2.) 17 May 2024 13:56:32
We will never accept finishing second especially as they are now one away from 55 themselves!

I'm all for giving younger players a chance but not at the detriment of our success. We need quality players signed cheap (yes with the right scouting it can be done) Cordoba a great example if we get him. Once we are winning league matches comfortably then we sub on the younger guys to give them first team experience.

Let's just see how the recruitment goes over the summer and if the Koppen appointment was astute!

3.) 17 May 2024 13:58:06
I want to see our wage bill reduced this summer. we need to get
Players such as Roofe, Tav and Goldson off the books. we all know that we're paying to much money to players.

4.) 17 May 2024 14:34:20
It’s mismanagement to have the biggest wage bill in Scotland and being 2nd best. We have given serial losers/ mediocre players bigger wages for nothing. Tav Goldson to name a few that are still there then Alfredo and Kent back in the day. Did these players earn these wages rises in the grand scheme of things did they heck.
Roofe 30k plus a week and every fan new he was injury prone I could go on and on and on.

5.) 17 May 2024 15:40:08
Mark, roofe is leaving, out of contract

Also rangers are targeting a 20% reduction in salary this summer, possibly same next summer, this is in relation to first team squad

Year one should be fairly easy imo.

6.) 17 May 2024 16:07:34
Recruitment is massive but they might have more money but there's a limit in Scotland what you can spend otherwise you'd need to raise the wage structure so they won't do that neither should we and whilst we have a rebuild so do they and of the 8 players Rodgers signed few have been successful so if we get the right player in we definitely can compete.

7.) 17 May 2024 16:46:10
Pretty much summed it up Storm
And my sentiments exactly

Hoping we are now learning and turn a corner and get out the ones getting paid to much for doing absolutely nothing more or less especially when the pressure went up a notch

We live in hope mate this summer sees the changes we all know we need.

8.) 17 May 2024 17:00:44
John, I knew Roofe was going. It's the other two I'd love to see off the books. We've wasted an awful lot of money over the years on salaries.

9.) 17 May 2024 17:20:23
We can't keep throwing money at rebuilds a the time. We must start using our youth system.

10.) 17 May 2024 22:17:13
Wouldn't Roofe's wages be covered by insurance when he was injured? Just saying.




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25 May 2024 07:32:43
White horse

You think it’s miovski and shankland?




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15 May 2024 15:37:04
Wishy was it you who put up the team for the old firm game last week night or two before the game?

We might not have a say in Butland if the money comes and he wants to move then I’m sure he will

Can see Leeds beating Norwich which would reduce his price

I like wishy info seems to be spot on so far

Wishy keep it coming mate ?.




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14 May 2024 14:27:51
Exactly MPH and that’s what makes it even better reading from where we are sitting ?
Was about to get the popcorn out ?.




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

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





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19 May 2024 12:56:42
I’d still like to be in the position of being able to beat them as we were able to back them

Then we might have a good chance of winning this final but right now I don’t believe we will.




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17 May 2024 16:46:10
Pretty much summed it up Storm
And my sentiments exactly

Hoping we are now learning and turn a corner and get out the ones getting paid to much for doing absolutely nothing more or less especially when the pressure went up a notch

We live in hope mate this summer sees the changes we all know we need.




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16 May 2024 07:38:49
We have really fallen away haven’t we

I think we kid ourselves on these days but Celtic now are the dominant club in Scotland and it looks like it’s something we will have to put up with until we have massive investment to bring the club back to its former glory

But it’s not going to be anytime soon I don’t think

even if we win a title now and again I don’t see it being like the old days where we win 2.3.4 in a row like Celtic now can

They have managed to fill their bank account whilst we were down the leagues and we are not going to match that until like I say massive investor comes along which I don’t see at the moment unless someone can say different with absolute certainty?




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15 May 2024 07:21:56
Said on live chat you the young lads all done well last night
Thought Fraser looked very good to be honest.




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13 May 2024 14:54:27
Good Article MPH

I think it’s the amount of false dawns that’s not getting to folk me included which could be contributed to worrying about how any money in summer will be spent and if it will be spent wisely enough to improve the team enough to actually go compete for the title from start to finish

we will never know of course until next season is well under way

I suppose the likes of ourselves should stop worrying about things out with our control and trust the board and the current manager to get it right hopefully this time around

I do think we need to stop rubber earring Scottish talent under our noses and have a blend of domestic and European players.




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