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20 Aug 2020 15:08:35
I was sent a name today of a player we are supposed to be pursuing, Mijo Caktas, A croatian midfielder who, it seems, scores goals. I've never heard of him and the person who sent me the name has been wrong with his past three 'tips' but correct on several previous occasions.

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1.) 20 Aug 2020 15:45:00
So it’s 50/ 50 on whether it’s ****y pish or true then?

Deffo need goals from mf.

2.) 20 Aug 2020 15:55:22
A rumour, 12thman, a rumour.

3.) 20 Aug 2020 16:05:32
Borna barasic recommends.

4.) 20 Aug 2020 16:49:21
Googked him he scored 20 league goals last season and 2 in Europe sign him up.

5.) 20 Aug 2020 17:38:22
Sounds good to me if true an attacking midfielder who scores Goals 1 cap for Croatia European experience and has played for big clubs like Hajduk split and Ruben Kazan sounds promising if true.

6.) 20 Aug 2020 23:35:32
SirWalter and Deanobear, thanks for checking him out. By the sounds of it I hope my source is right this time!

7.) 21 Aug 2020 12:26:23
He’s valued at 3.7. Million euro 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺⚽️😎👍.



25 Jul 2020 22:42:33
A VERY loose rumour, this one, (because I don't personally know the original source) but I've been told that we are looking seriously at Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong, who has been capped at every level for England except the full team. Some of Gerrard's men have been keeping a close eye on him for a couple of years and he flourished this season. I've yet to check him out, so right now it's just talk (or rather, txt) . Wonder how much he'd cost? I believe he has been referred to in the past as being similar to Michael Owen.

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1.) 26 Jul 2020 00:28:45
His name pops up every transfer window so that's probably the root of the rumour.
I'd do really like him though busy wee player think he would suit scottish football and bag us goals when called upon.

2.) 26 Jul 2020 00:36:38
I've followed him for a few seasons as he is a player with loads of potential. I'd like him.

3.) 26 Jul 2020 01:04:46
Similar to owen, yet plays in the english lower leagues. I'm not buying that mate👍.

4.) 26 Jul 2020 07:31:52
Coldo you don't need to buy it, it's a rumours site 👍 also said similar to Owen not that he was as good as Michael Owen.

5.) 26 Jul 2020 08:34:37
Big fan of this lad but its just how do we match the valuation of the club he's talented and the club is in no position to need to sell ans he's a key player.

6.) 26 Jul 2020 10:51:54
knows where the net is and works hard does a lot of running
Would definitely like to see what he could do for us up here
Not sure what his price tag would be
He’s getting better each passing year.

7.) 26 Jul 2020 11:24:19
His Market value is 4 million Euro re Adam Armstrong 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺⚽️😎👍.

8.) 26 Jul 2020 12:41:50
Its ridiculous to say a player is similar to another player but not as good. Why make the comparison in the first place. I could understand if they played at the same level but even their levels are so far apart. 🤦‍♂️👍.

9.) 26 Jul 2020 13:25:02
why is it ridiculous? suspending the english language? c'mon kid.

10.) 26 Jul 2020 14:00:19
The stig, u honestly on here yesterday demanding morelos is sold, and you want him replaced with Adam armstrong 🙈.



19 Mar 2020 23:36:50
Maybe not the time for player rumours, but I was told by txt tonight that before the corona crisis that we had been actively scouting Nigeria centre half William Troost Ekong, who plays for Udinese. Supposed to be a £4m target to team up with Helander, but who knows now that everything in up in air.

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19 Jan 2020 01:03:00
Talking to a good contact down south earlier, he reckons Leeds have decided they want Goldson either now or in the summer, but he also heard that Bournemouth are now on his trail and there is still some interest from Fulham. We cannot consider offers now that Helander is out for quite a spell, and I hope it's setting up a bidding war for the summer. How much to take Goldson from us?

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1.) 19 Jan 2020 08:39:49
Imo i probably value goldson about 4.5mill. If we finish this season with the league call it 5mill.

2.) 19 Jan 2020 10:46:35
4.5mil? We paid 3 for him god sake. You might not like him but don't undervalue him. Starts week in week out. At least 7.5m.

3.) 19 Jan 2020 11:18:03
It's all about opinions Tjrfc. I think maybe £6-7m. Goldson might not want to leave though. He's a big player, in a massive team, playing in Europe, with an excellent chance of winning things. None of those teams mentioned give him that.

4.) 19 Jan 2020 11:21:22
Be good business for us with Katic, stand out our. best, Helander, Edmundson and Mayo, knocking on the door, we have cover and options. 5m or 6m for me.

5.) 19 Jan 2020 11:34:48
If Harry McGuire goes for 80 we should atleast be asking for 10, English players in today’s market are majorly overpriced so we should not be letting any of ours go on the cheap.

6.) 19 Jan 2020 12:13:37
You have to take it in context lads, look at the market you are selling to. We paid £3m to take him here, he’s had 2 years of solid first team football after a long time out with injuries, and is just coming into his prime. If we are selling any first team player to the EPL bidding has to start around £10m. They will think nothing of paying that for an unproven player from random leagues around the world, so for an English centre half with EPL experience that is a minimum. Do you think if he was at Celtic they would be selling him for £5m or something equally ridiculous? We have to stop selling ourselves short.

7.) 19 Jan 2020 12:46:16
Well written the wags man. 100% on the button.

8.) 19 Jan 2020 13:08:03
Paul86 - you’re saying that if we won the league you would sell our first choice centre half for £5m? 😂😂😂.

9.) 19 Jan 2020 14:15:08
If we win the league, which we will do. Goldson will stay.

10.) 19 Jan 2020 14:41:27
Celtic were looking for around 8 million for the injury prone Simunovic. No way we should be considering selling Goldson for 5-6. That's crazy talk. Katic may be the best out and out defender but Goldsons passing out from the back is a key part of the way we play and the reason he's always picked. I think a lot of people don't appreciate the job the Goldson does.

11.) 19 Jan 2020 15:41:59
I told my contact it would take £8m-£10m to shift him and he agreed that would be a good price.

12.) 19 Jan 2020 17:09:50
I’m not Goldson’s biggest fan, but I wouldn’t accept £8m for him. That sets the market for what it costs to do business with Rangers. Other teams like us that are big fish in small ponds like Ajax, Porto and dare I say it, Celtic, always demand sizeable fees for players so clubs know if they want a player from one of these teams not to go in with a stupid bid. We would start a precedent by taking £8m for our first choice centre half. Then we would end up taking £15m for Morelos. We have to stop selling ourselves short.

13.) 19 Jan 2020 17:20:30
What a load of nonsense, best defender in the league and the stats prove it . Not a penny less than 10m with a sell on clause. Only reason we got him so cheap was his historical medical condition, that has been sorted and has shown consistency. Captain material if tav leaves.

14.) 19 Jan 2020 17:35:18
If it was me I would try everything to keep hold of him. He has off days and dips in form but he is the communicator or organiser in our back 4. You can see the calming influence he has when playing. If or when we win the league I reckon he would fancy a crack at champions league with us more than a move to teams mentioned. Guy is only what 26 or something so shows what he is capable of doing against CL opponents and its not top end championship/
Relegation battling EPL teams that come with offers.
IMO fee wise I would be looking for offers to be starting at maybe 7. With us looking for possible 10. With SG in charge he will be looking for English values. We need to back him to. Like he says if our guys were down south values would be huge. Just look at mcburnie costing 20 mil. can't even establish himself in a Scotland team with poor forward options.

15.) 19 Jan 2020 17:40:25
Happy at Ibrox but £12m in the summer and think he would be tempted to leave.

16.) 19 Jan 2020 18:26:50
Bankie I’m not sure he would go, I think he’ll want to play in Champion league.

17.) 19 Jan 2020 18:28:36
Bankie, why would the fee tempt to leave?

18.) 19 Jan 2020 19:20:03
goldson is under contract, starts every wk, playing in cup finals and Europa league every season and hopefully come May lifting trophies

we paid 3-4m so for me we shd be asking 10m absl min espesh if it’s English clubs who are awash with money ( Champ is 5th richest league in world)

if they can pay 18m for oli mcburnie then they can cough up.

19.) 19 Jan 2020 20:16:19
John25, you could be right about prospect of champions league being incentive to stay. Just thinking about our stated business model requiring us to buy, develop and sell at significant profit. Also we now have good cover in his position.

20.) 19 Jan 2020 20:48:19
£13-£15 million easily. If he was a person player he would be touted at the £20 million Mark.

21.) 19 Jan 2020 21:08:08
Bankie. We think we have good cover, however that is to be proved.
You are correct re business model though.

22.) 19 Jan 2020 22:31:03
John25, before win at parkhead I thought Goldson was weaker of CH pairing but he was immense on the 29th. Hopefully he maintains that standard for remainder of season.

23.) 20 Jan 2020 14:14:36
Bankie goldston imo is a good pro who talks to players around him.
We tend to notice big displays against them. He has had good games in Europe as well.



15 Jan 2020 16:39:32
Zak Rudden has now officially joined Partick Thistle for an undisclosed fee, but I am heartened by the news that the deal includes options for us for his future. That's a potential road back for him if he works hard and matures.

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1.) 15 Jan 2020 18:11:23
Mate he's signed for partick thistle. Kinda tells you a story right there that he will never be back at the club.

2.) 15 Jan 2020 18:20:47
I think but back option and sell on clause should be insisted on when our younger players leave, there’s always 1 who turns out to be decent when given a run of games.

3.) 15 Jan 2020 18:24:53
Paul86, that right, aye?

4.) 15 Jan 2020 19:53:46
Yeah pretty much aye 😂 went to a team battling to stay in the championship after loans to falkirk and plymouth argyle. So yeah he will never be back am afraid. Same as hardie and all the other up and coming players who were not good enough. Out of the hundreds that come through the academy only handful will go on for the 1st team. that's just facts.

5.) 15 Jan 2020 20:00:39
All about opinions if rangers thot he was good enough he wouldn't be leaving on a permanent.

6.) 15 Jan 2020 23:10:38
Aye Paul like Andy Robertson who got ditched by Celtic, went to Queens Park - a couple of divisions below Partick and part time - and is now rated as possibly the best left back in the world? Writing folk off at this age is ridiculous.

7.) 16 Jan 2020 00:49:57
The swagman yeah point taken. Still don't think he will do anything. fyi and robertson at 19 was about to head to hull city not still cutting about queens park.

8.) 16 Jan 2020 14:04:56
Paul86, I do understand the facts of the youth system, as I once worked in ours.

9.) 16 Jan 2020 15:20:14
Great so surely you can see from very early on who will no make it who will go to clubs such as thistle and who stand out like a sore thumb and will suceed in rangers 1st team. Likes of barry fergusons. Hopefully we do now have some real strong youth coming through who actually have a chance on making it like patterson.

10.) 18 Jan 2020 00:08:24
Paul86., from what I've been reading there are a good few youngsters currently at our club, that will make the grade for the full team, heres hoping.




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18 Aug 2020 01:21:53
SGL, I've just noticed a post you made for me yesterday. In reply, I think those calling for Gerrard's head right now are, frankly, idiots. However, it is getting frustrating that he seems to have caught the Warburton 'Plan A' bug, but I hope he has the savvy to turn this round. To do so he has to be ruthless and set himself to drop Morelos, Hagi and maybe others. This is nothing to do with values or big names, but the very integrity of our team.
You know, one way or the other I think this season might be his last, winning the league or not. One disheartening thing I have heard is that some of his background staff are not popular with the players and he relies heavily on one of them, Mick Beale. As for a new boss, I'll wait until a lot nearer the time to think about that. Hopefully the board already has plans in place. And it won't be that crackpot halfwit Billy Davies 😂.

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1.) 18 Aug 2020 06:27:12
I haven't heard about some of gerrard's backroom staff being unpopular with our players, but i have heard that all our players rate and think the world of first team coach michael beale 👌! I wonder who the unpopular backroom staff are the covenanter 🤔🤔. Michael Beale is a very highly regarded coach and you wonder in future years when gerrard does eventually leave us, that he might have a chance of becoming rangers head coach, as opposed to being named manager, to work with ross wilson going forward 🤔 What's your thoughts on this the covenanter and any other gers supporters for that matter? 🤔.

2.) 18 Aug 2020 07:33:18
I wonder why the back ground staff are unpopular?

Honestly they get paid a lot of money to kick a ball about and be idols to kids growing up etc

They should get on with it

We all have to work and I bet many of us have l/ had some issue with certain things in the workplace
But we get up in the morning and get on with it for nowhere near the pay these guys get

Moaning bxxxxxxxs 😀😀

A good swift kick up the behind is what’s really needed.

3.) 18 Aug 2020 07:48:22
Coops. The background staff are fine and after a bad result some will always seek to stir disquiet. On subject of Beale he did underestimated our league and Tav was echoing his words last season when uttering nonsense about us being more equipped for Europe and struggling against sides in scotland that get in your face. Hopefully he (and Tav) learned a lesson then. No way Beale is a future Rangers manager.

4.) 18 Aug 2020 09:09:06
I think if and when Gerrard leaves he will take mick Beale with him.

5.) 18 Aug 2020 09:28:45
Whether there is any substance to the Coaches talk, why, is this forum drifting towards a cesspit of negativity because we drew a game. C'mon guys, let's all keep our powder dry, and get behind everyone at Rangers. The Tims will take leverage from all this negativity, just my opinion guys, BTW, I wasn't happy at all with Sundays display, but we have played very well in other matches, let's give it time folks.

6.) 18 Aug 2020 09:36:03
Good post irvger, let’s all get behind SG, his staff and team.

7.) 18 Aug 2020 11:05:13
Cov how can you call people idiots for wanting rid of gerrard and then say you hope he has the savvy to turn it around. He has been making the same mistakes for 3 years and has shown no sign of any savvy to stop making the same mistakes? 👍.

8.) 18 Aug 2020 11:09:52
Also cov pretty sure you were one of the one's having a go at people for wanting morelos dropped two weeks ago🤔. Apologies if it wasn't you and I have made a mistake but🤔👍.

9.) 18 Aug 2020 12:55:33
It certainly wasn't me as others will tell you, I'm sure. I advocated him staying in the team because he was the best striker we had.

10.) 18 Aug 2020 13:08:53
SGL, I believe not all the players think the world of Beale, but what I said was that Gerrard relies heavily on him. I also don't think he will ever be Rangers manager or head coach for various reasons outwith his coaching knowledge. Coldo, surely even you can differentiate between wanting him sacked immediately and hoping that he has the savvy to turn this round? No? Oh well.
This year is really the first year where he has been fully equipped with all the tools (new strikers, players he can call his own etc) and this will be his defining year, so I hope he has the savvy to sort out the issues facing the team. As for Morelos, he has been given the opportunity to turn his form round in the past few games and hasn't done it, so I suggest that maybe a spell as an impact sub will do him good.

11.) 18 Aug 2020 13:59:24
I hope does have the savvy cov but he has done nothing to suggest yet that he does have the savvy👍.



16 Aug 2020 18:34:34
While we were utter rubbish today, we missed the one player I've said all along is our most creative player to drive us on - Joe Aribo.

the covenanter

1.) 16 Aug 2020 21:42:14
Surely for a club our size and amount of money spent we can rely on more than Joe Aribo?

The covenanter - do you think we will win the league this season under Gerrard

If you say he can, can you explain your reasonings behind that thought?

Going with past 2 seasons the way the team has played and points dropped and the play today

Please explain why you think this season will be different

Genuine question just want your take on it?



04 Aug 2020 18:29:01
Roofe signs, Itten signs, possibly Divock Origi on loan, thank goodness all the nonsense about Dykes and Shankland is now well and truly dead and buried. Welcome to both new players, I wish you well in your Rangers careers.

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1.) 04 Aug 2020 19:06:20
Covenanter I am now seeing the rumours re origi. U got any real info.

2.) 04 Aug 2020 19:29:05
Surprised at Origi rumours tbh as I thought Klopp values him highly as part of 1st team squad. Be absolutely amazing if we do get Origi tho.

3.) 04 Aug 2020 19:37:05
Liverpool will not let Origi out on loan just can’t see it.

4.) 04 Aug 2020 19:37:09
John, an old contact in Liverpool, a retired sports editor, said he was told we were in for him but so were Villa, and it could be a two-way fight for the guy on a year's loan.

5.) 04 Aug 2020 20:36:28
Covenanter that would be great. He would score loads up here.

6.) 04 Aug 2020 20:41:54
absolutely no danger of that happening.



03 Aug 2020 22:33:10
News just in, folks, Shankland didn't sign for Rangers today. Neither did Dykes, thank Gid.

the covenanter

1.) 04 Aug 2020 07:46:33
Neither did kamberi and i'm happy with that. Not happy though if true what the sun newspaper is quoting this morning regarding kamberi. Its reporting that kamberi knocked back a 2 year deal with rangers to sign for st. gallen? That's not what i as a lifelong rangers supporter of many a year, wants to hear! He's NEVER the quality we should be looking for or require! Imagine if true how that looks with somebody like kamberi knocking rangers back? 🤔.

2.) 04 Aug 2020 09:17:55
Neither did Kamberi guys, also, looks like no monies will be coming in for Alfie either, so all in all we need to get another quality striker in funded as always by the Board. I think this will annoy our Board and SG, as they would have been waiting for a big offer for Alfie in order to beef up our scoring side of our game, views guys.

3.) 04 Aug 2020 10:54:46
I think if Alfie goes and I think he will the best we are going to get is Zungu and a one ST to replace Alfie. No way will SG get all the transfer fee to spend.

4.) 04 Aug 2020 10:55:28
I honestly think we need to reel our necks in with expectations about signings, thre will be a few but whither there will be loads of money spent is another matter
The effects of the C.V. C.V. on our finances and those of other teams have yet to be fully understood and digested
The spin off income lost due to fans being missing etc will have a serious effect. only those clubs that were cash rich before will do well. none in Scotland
We need to trust the management team to do the best for this great club.



24 Jun 2020 16:57:10
Can I ask all you fans who said two or three days ago that Dykes had signed for Rangers, confirmed by a bottle of blue hair dye; has he signed yet? No? Why not? Do you think there may be a manager, a director of football, at least three scouts, an assistant manager and a couple of coaches at Ibrox who don't believe he's good enough?

the covenanter

1.) 24 Jun 2020 17:10:54
People jumping the gun mate and thinking they're in the know.

2.) 24 Jun 2020 17:23:53
You would think this was a Rumours Site? 🤪.

3.) 24 Jun 2020 17:48:49
The covenanter, although i didn't say dykes had actually signed, when some on here were saying this, a couple of days ago, i most definitely still think that rangers will sign lyndon dykes mate! I stand to be corrected, but i think dykes will be a rangers player, before this transfer window closes, whenever that is.

4.) 24 Jun 2020 17:40:50
I believe if Rangers are interested in Dykes then something would of happened by now. After all Gerrard was quoted as saying he wants to act early. So for that reason I don't think he'll be a Rangers player. Early bird and all that.

5.) 24 Jun 2020 17:58:58
Dykes and Kamberi not Rangers class . …. let's jog on.

6.) 24 Jun 2020 19:44:57
Punter who do you reckon we should jog on to pal, out of a matter of interest? Lyle taylor, ivan toney, rhian brewster (loan), saido berahino, grbic, maric, who do you reckon, within reason and what we can afford? 🤔.

7.) 24 Jun 2020 22:14:12
the one player u missed.

8.) 24 Jun 2020 22:15:37
Shanks can find the net with ease.




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28 Aug 2020 18:08:38
thumb12, you said it was a pittance and you couldn't understand why we would bother with it. Add it to the money for McCrorie and Docherty and that's £1m towards another player. Pittance? Aye right.

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23 Aug 2020 22:06:05
And me, coldo, except mine clearly calls it for the nonsense that it is.

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23 Aug 2020 22:04:16
Onewaltersmith, what reporter and what paper?

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23 Aug 2020 19:22:25
INTR, hilarious, mate!

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20 Aug 2020 23:35:32
SirWalter and Deanobear, thanks for checking him out. By the sounds of it I hope my source is right this time!

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28 Aug 2020 19:35:50
Not only have I heard of clubs keeping passports, I've seen it. It's a purely voluntary thing that some younger players from abroad take advantage of. Some of them leave their passport with their agent or a club official. And it's not illegal, if I want to leave my passport with my neighbour for safekeeping I can do so.
Whether or not it was the case in this instance nobody knows, but I find it highly improbable that a club at that level had no idea where their player was.

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{Ed001's Note - what is your point? You are clearly too busy trying to sound like you are in the know (as usual) that you missed the point. The poster above claimed that the club always keeps the passports and players have to ask for them back if they are going anywhere. Not true, players are in charge of their own passports and can do what they like with them. That includes asking the club to take care of them or their neighbour. It would be illegal for the club to always keep their passports and withhold them from players, just like it would be if your neighbour refused to give your passport back. Players do not need permission to go abroad. And the club official is usually a player liaison officer, as I pointed out above.}



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23 Aug 2020 19:35:49
Clancy was brutal. He made one major decision and got it wrong. He never allowed the play to flow, never played the advantage, always blew for the infringement. He knew what he was doing, of course, and in the second half when we were battering them he blew seven times in 3 minutes for trivia.

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23 Aug 2020 19:28:53
At the end of the day Riquelme is still a young kid and will blow hot and cold in men's football as most kids do. We need pros who know how to win.

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23 Aug 2020 16:44:43
Simple coaching instructions for kids upwards: The nearer you are to the goal, the better chance you have of scoring. Long shots are a lottery as this poster proved, defeating his own argument. They scored one goal. Long shots are easier for the keeper to see and react to, and most of them end up a goal kick, thus relinquishing possession. Shooting from distance is a tactic that should be used sparingly and only if you have proper sight of the target.

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23 Aug 2020 16:38:41
Onewaltersmith, how on earth do you know there is a selling price in his contract? Have you been looking at Football Manager?

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