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17 May 2024 14:28:45
Since our players have bottled the league and basically downed tools since March (not all players) I have started to see a good section of fans on here and certain FB groups even the official Rangers one. Starting to doubt if PC is the man for the job. Some want him gone before he wastes money this summer etc etc. Personally for me I want the man to stay, he comes across so well and I think he knows what he wants and what it means to play and also manage our club.

So Ed just for abit of fun and to gauge how we all feel can I have a poll to asking if PC should stay or leave. Appreciate it very much.


{Ed033's Note -

PC poll

1.) 17 May 2024 15:45:49
Thanks Ed :)

2.) 17 May 2024 16:17:43
The results on this probably end up in ibrox review or something similar.

3.) 17 May 2024 16:46:21
Cant believe so far 10 have voted to leave. Think some people are sadists and enjoy the pain. Changing managers every year solves nothing.

{Ed033's Note - It's likely a couple of voters are voting for the Green Party.

4.) 17 May 2024 16:57:37
Only a moron would want another manager sacked IMO.

5.) 17 May 2024 17:23:12
Well I'm glad that it would seem the majority of us have sense and want him to stay. Well done lads, wee bit of faith restored.

Well bgate least they cannot post anything negative pal!

6.) 17 May 2024 18:27:54
Can’t keep sacking managers, I do think our manager has made mistakes but who hasn’t. I believe pc has something about him though and deserves time and backing.

7.) 17 May 2024 20:15:01
Absolutely no doubt about it for me that clement has to be backed and given a few transfer windows, to get his own players together and geled as a team and a team capable of taking the league title off them ?.

8.) 17 May 2024 20:19:45
I do agree that a few of his selections have been strange at times but with the sheer amount of injuries he has had, I would say he has done well.

Let's look forward to the cup final and we have Sima and Ridvan back, wee win there and a nice summer and PC has said there is a bit of a rebuild incoming so fingers crossed we smash it!

100% Ed haha.

9.) 17 May 2024 22:17:11
This time next year, will the fans all love him? I think they will.



13 May 2024 13:11:55
SO after the dust has settled and my anger subsided slightly from that performance. Here's my take on things.

OOC players can all leave, their time is up. Couple have been decent but clear to see they are not the standard required.

Dowell, Lawrence, Matondo, Wright, Tav, Goldson, Yilmaz, Lammers all should be sold if we can find buyers.

Sima and Silva away back to their clubs, would keep Sima but now seems injury prone.

I have seen lots of names banded about in who we are after but January showed me that we will not be knowing the majority. Koppen seems to be looking in the right markets so I hope for 2 solid CH's 2 LB's a RB (sterling no 1) probs a keeper once Butland is sold. A highly mobile CM, cortez loan extended and followed by 2 more wingers. A striker than knows how to shoot!

Not much is it lol.


1.) 13 May 2024 13:36:45
Agree on most of that which is why I don't get why PC being discussed.

We don't have a good/ fit enough squad to play the way he wants.

Since its another summer rebuild he will need time to implement it which he probably will not get. Therefore we will be in same position this time next year.

2.) 13 May 2024 14:10:13
I never mentioned PC as I have seen some comments about him but just ignore those as it's crazy to question him so far. Honestly had it not been for him we would of been out of Europe at group stage and them lot would have title sewn up by new year. Won a cup and a chance of another. We also can't afford to sack him and need consistency.

He has had a rough deal with injuries etc and can only play the cards he is dealt so done very well in that regard, next season will show what he's really about.

3.) 13 May 2024 14:44:24
bigbluejim, I agree mostly about Big Phil but I am reserving judgement until the transfer window and the first half of next season. Remember how we lost that goal to Benfica at Ibrox? that was clearly a tactic that ultimately cost us the game. i am 68 now and never recall seeing any team with Nobody back at a corner ( apart from the dying seconds of a game when desperate for a goal) . Also some of his team selections of late have raised an eyebrow.

4.) 13 May 2024 15:44:29
We never had no one back for the corner tho we had a defender and a GK at least get the facts correct.

5.) 13 May 2024 16:32:23
Like I said he can only play the cards he's dealt and let's face it, a good majority of his better players have been MIA for a good bit now.

He needs time and his own team to implement what he wants done.

6.) 13 May 2024 16:35:16
Was only Butland in our half.

7.) 14 May 2024 06:35:40
Borna camps short of the halfway line at corners just about most times, seen raskin do it at times.



11 May 2024 11:26:04
Just seen the days line up

Butland - great stuff
Tav - Can't defend
Souttar - Mistake in him
Davies - No played in 6 months
Barasic - WTAF!
Lundstram - needs a huge game
Diomande - performance needed
Lawrence - WTAF x2
Sterling - Not a winger
Silva - may win a pen
Dessers - learn to shoot

Not confident in this team at all, mistakes all over that defence and that front 3 are useless (sterling great player out of position)


1.) 11 May 2024 11:54:04
With you Jim unbelievable mate.

2.) 11 May 2024 12:10:10
Davies played last week.



16 Apr 2024 17:52:31
Let's just remember that manky mob are just as likely to drop points at some stage too as they have been just as bad at dropping points against teams they should beat!

Boys have to show a massive step up in mentality and cahones!


1.) 16 Apr 2024 18:15:20
They have momentum on there side tho. Were struggling badly. Any team hitting us on the counter look like there going to score.

2.) 16 Apr 2024 18:30:35
Hearts us and killie 3 games on the spin is not easy for them. Excluding the old firm I actually think they have worse fixtures than us. Whether we have the bottle to go to park head and get anything or not is the big issue.

3.) 16 Apr 2024 19:11:46
The issue is we’ve lost the safety net of not having to go there and getting a result. I don’t see how our recent performances will lead to us winning 6/ 6 but we’ll see.

4.) 16 Apr 2024 19:57:14
Unfortunately, I think we are likely to drop even more points based on not just recent performances, but the knowledge that our players tend to bottle it under pressure which they have previous for.

5.) 16 Apr 2024 20:38:28
Worse fixtures we play same teams but they have more at home than we do which makes it easier IMO for them I don’t think they will drop many points and we will need to do something we haven’t done in a long time beat them when it matters.

6.) 16 Apr 2024 20:39:26
We have given the momentum back to them, our recent form is not great so difficult enough to win remaining games, and don’t like this Ally McLeod philosophy of looking at fixtures and trying to predict where they might drop points.
For me Sunday was a massive blow and our chances of winning it.
For those who think otherwise fair play.

7.) 16 Apr 2024 21:03:03
We are so bad at defending, who has the best defence in the league. Not on opinions but fact!

8.) 16 Apr 2024 21:56:23
I can see them drawing at least one so as long as we scrape wins against the rest now we only need a draw at their place tho obviously hope for a win.

9.) 16 Apr 2024 22:45:59
When your defence continually ships easy goals to your nearest rivals the record looks worthless.

10.) 17 Apr 2024 05:03:56
Livi see agin the best defence in the league where as it got us? 2nd ? I can’t believe people are still comin out with that after the way they played against mwell Celtic and Ross cty or form is horrendous and we ave lost 8 goals in this games.

11.) 17 Apr 2024 07:40:58
Livi bear

1. With the best defensive record in league - are we sitting top - NO
2. My eyes watch our defence week in week out - I see all the mistakes and schoolboy errors - FACT
3.CHs been run over for pace and ragdolled on regular basis -FACT
4. Inability on regular basis to mark at corner kicks - FACT
5. Inability to affect game in opposition box with our feeble attempts at corners - FACT
6. Gifts of goals given on regular basis - 3 against our biggest rival at home -FACT
7. Ran ragged by 2nd bottom team in league who has NEVER beaten us before now - FACT

So statistics say we are bloody brilliant and best defence in league - you are having a laugh - I know the vast majority of fans/ viewers would say different
Our defence has failed us for seasons and it seems ok to accept it - sorry I love my team but cannot understand the backing that a less than ordinary defence gets!
PC must see this and hopefully next transfer window we will see changes - or its more of the same next season.

12.) 17 Apr 2024 07:55:12
The difference between us and them is when they play bad they will take their chances more and better chance of getting out of jail, if we took one of our chances to go 2-0 up on Sunday the game was bye.

13.) 17 Apr 2024 07:56:18
But, but, but, who's got the best defense in the league? ? Blah blah blah!

But, but, but, whose defense has been crumbling before our very eyes over the last 6 weeks? That would be ours! A defense which has contributed greatly to us losing the lead at the top, and allowing our biggest rivals to steamroller us in 45 mins of football ultimately leading to us not being able to beat them.

Like I said before, there is no defending this defense because it is dire.

14.) 17 apr 2024 12:40:55
best defence my arse, only because of the keeper and the dross they usually play against

can't keep celtic out, can't keep even aberdeen or motherwell out, aye, the very best, thing is livi, they're up there for a very simple reason, most teams don't attack at ibrox and some don't even attack at home v rangers,

15.) 17 Apr 2024 15:58:02
Very poor defence, over a season it’s something like 45 goals conceded,



14 Apr 2024 18:20:35
I see a lot of folk here having a go at Goldson and Tav and while I agree they both need to go, so does that entire team. Since I heard that Lunny wasn't able to agree an extension, he has dropped back to playing how he did under MB.

Our team is made up of too many players who want to spend 5 mins on the ball and slowing the play right down and then moaning they have no pass on so hump it long like under MB.

I'm a big fan of PC but the last couple of games he has shown some serious errors in selection. If Sima starts he has to play where he had been effective (LW)

The fact RC could and should of had a few more is showing that our defence is the first thing that needs fixing in the summer and then replace that blank firing Dessers after! Rant over.


1.) 14 apr 2024 18:40:30
its turned into a shambles jim, i feel he's lost the plot a bit recently, today was made for balogun at the back and throwing men into the box to firce errors and scote goals, we watched cantwell run around again doing nothing, and he was one of the better players, why wasnt matondo playing, why was dowell playing, the list goes on, it was awful and the manager is complicit.

2.) 14 Apr 2024 18:51:16
Totally agree. I think Butland will be away at the end of the season abd u wouldn't be disapointed if atav goldson and souttar went with him. Yilmaz might stay thankfully Barasic is going. Dessers runs about and puts in a shift but for 4 million that's not good enough. Add in Wright silva and the forgotten Lammers and it's another rebuild. Too many serial losers really quite shocking today.

3.) 14 Apr 2024 19:18:00
If Dessers had taken his chances we would have won. He is a waste of a jersey. He has to go along with the entire defence and we need better than Lundstrum who has reverted to what he was like at Sheffield United.
We need a serious upgrade in player quality and we need to be signing winners and guys that have a never say die attitude.
Not this team of serial losers.

4.) 14 Apr 2024 19:51:37
Although nico raskin is struggling to regain his form since his injury lay off, everyone surely does know that he is a better/ more talented midfielder than john lundstram and that imo is fact and easy to see ?.

5.) 14 Apr 2024 22:40:17
Is he Sir Walter, he hasn’t showed it and nor is Lundstram at the moment, done fine when he was signed but when he has played looked slow and let's people run off him! Not the only one though.
He’s not even in the squad at the moment so not in the managers thoughts.

6.) 15 apr 2024 07:14:11
i think they're both 2nd rate, neither would be in celtics team and that's the problem.




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20 May 2024 10:52:15
22k a week in Turkey hopefully, should never don our jersey ever again!




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19 May 2024 16:55:30
What is it with our fans at times, constant finishing second all the time and want another manager. McInnes was sacked by Aberdeen and has done okay at Killie but why would he be mentioned as a man to take over when we have a perfectly good manager in charge!

It's the players and only the players to blame, way too many serial wage earner and happy to accept second. Let's give our manager the backing he deserves and see where he takes us. Celtic are not miles ahead of us and if Branda stays in charge I can only see them regressing.




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18 May 2024 11:28:50
John are you meaning in the same sense that Girona are part of city etc?

If so then that's a disaster as we are a massive club and should not be feeder to a club like Chelsea, unless we are allowed to operate independently and just receive financial backing. Even then still a disaster.




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13 May 2024 12:49:26
Armstrong isn't even Scottish as John stated, he was born in England and was at Hamilton then onto Wolves, loaned back to Scottish clubs but even then he didn't complete the three years before 21 so doesn't count to any euro squad quotas.

Yes he has done well for Kilmarnock but he's 26 and would he really be able to cope with the pressure of playing for us especially when teams sit in against us. Where as with Killie he gets space etc.

Not against the signing but just as back up to replace the ever useless Wright.




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12 May 2024 14:02:20
Can they pay what we would want though as ain't they in financial trouble still?





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20 May 2024 10:50:34
Walter when have their board ever really backed a manager with decent cash to spend? They tend to buy cheap and sell on and pocket the rest. Brenda ain't going to be given a £40m war chest to spend and even if he was not like they would be getting top quality/ proven players in through the door. So they would be gambling on getting a few bargains etc let's just see how this summer pans out!

WATP! PC and Koppen have got this!




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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.




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20 May 2024 01:02:45
BigDado, 100% we would have been and out of Europe too.

Boyblue, I get the frustration I do but PC can't have any negatives against him due to inheriting a terrible team short of confidence and proven bottlers. When he first came in the boys bought into what he was saying but it's clear the leadership group have started downing tools and playing like they don't give AF about winning. Tav has had such a decline this year and a good few others.

A don't like Silva at all but he moved to Wolves way too young and we all know the prem can ruin young players, he was shipped out wide for Wolves most the time as a sub and Scottish prem ain't easy for most who first come to it.

They will definitely lose O'Reilly and maybe Vickers tae so be an interesting summer.




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19 May 2024 20:11:22
So are you saying we sack him now before he spends any cash and get a replacement? If so who would you like us to appoint? Harry Potter? Then he can come in and wave his magic wand and make players not get injuries and fix all the issues this squad clearly has. Jokes aside I don't like the post clearly as we are way too quick to jump on this manager who has done a great job so far. If Beale stayed they would of had the title by new year and we would of been out of Europe!

The man has had a severe amount of injuries to deal with, Sima was a great goal threat and basically had to do without him for second half of the season and I agree Silva has been pish but he was originally brought as a striker but moved due to Sima injury. Diomande is a good player and you'll see this next season trust that.

Them lot are going to lose a few key players over the summer and I don't think big Brenda will be making amazing signings if I'm honest so they could be there for the taking.

Let's cut this nonsense and give the manager time to get his signings in and a full pre season before we judge.




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18 May 2024 11:35:21
If we want young Scottish midfielders then I'd rather Watson or Miller as I feel Barron is good enough but has problems with injuries and would be Jack 2.0.




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