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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.



01 Jan 2020 19:41:19
We have our eye on an Egyptian winger / striker called Salah Mohsen. I've never heard of him, just like the rest of you.

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1.) 01 Jan 2020 20:38:35
I heard we also looking at a guy called Madio Sane.

2.) 01 Jan 2020 21:49:41
Thought you were taking the piss, but he is actually a player. 21 year old.

3.) 01 Jan 2020 23:22:48
yes, the one I posted is an actual player.

4.) 02 Jan 2020 11:42:26
he is quite a good player too. wouldn't say no to him. right age, right position etc.

5.) 02 Jan 2020 19:47:46
he will end up top euro league . would be a decent prospect if we could et him though.

6.) 03 Jan 2020 10:43:44
Was speaking to an Egyptian guy today he said he is a very good player but hadn’t heard any links to us when he was home for Christmas.



01 Jan 2020 19:39:29
I heard a rumour that we are selling nobody from the first team in January, that some players will be moved on to trim the squad and the only way anyone will be brought in will be if they can immediately improve the team. It came from high up in Ibrox, a guy called Steven Gerrard.

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1.) 01 Jan 2020 20:03:02
The covenanter, not a rumour, King and Gerrard both stated that.




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24 May 2020 16:24:50
We have been flooded with the names of players supposedly on our wish list, and along with them (about 30 so far) we have the usual guesswork as to player wages etc. Let's just remind ourselves of average player wages in the 'cheaper' half of the EPL and try to remember them before we suggest that certain journeymen are earning £50k-£60k a week.

Sheffield United - £9,000
Norwich City - £12,000
Aston Villa - £25,000
Watford - £30,000
Brighton - £30,000
Burnley - £33,000
Bournemouth - £35,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers - £36,600
Newcastle - £38,000
Southampton - £49,000
There are an awful lot of players in there who earn less than £20k a week- guys like John Fleck earn less than £10k - and it's the same in the top half of the Championship.

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1.) 24 May 2020 16:43:13
Which journeymen are you referring to convenater?

2.) 24 May 2020 17:25:43
Covenanter our team can’t really afford 20 k players.

3.) 24 May 2020 18:45:27
John25 I think we have a few players on or over 20 k per week.

4.) 24 May 2020 18:52:03
Before anyone says we couldn't afford him i know that before i state a free agent i'd love at rangers and who undoubtedly is a game changer of a player we're all on about on here. I would love rangers to sign adam lallana! He would imo without question, turn close games in our favour including games against celtic! He's a very talented player and matchwinner!

5.) 24 May 2020 19:47:11
Tjbb my understanding is tav, Morelos and Kent.

6.) 24 May 2020 19:48:01
Sorry tjbb missed Defoe for next season.

7.) 24 May 2020 19:57:30

Not sure that Lallana is a game changer and player to be relied upon in big games. Good player though he is and no doubt better than we currently have, he is not as special as you make him out to be. His record shows that he scores 1 goal in 8 games and he averages about 18 games per season over the last 3 seasons. Sane and Sala are match winners and game changers and play 30 games a season.

I fear we would be signing him to sit in the treatment room. If wages were reasonable and he was truly on a free then he maybe worth a punt.

8.) 24 May 2020 20:29:33
McGregor would be on at least £20k a week.

9.) 24 May 2020 20:43:43
John25, we already have players at that level of earnings. My point is there are plenty of players who are well below that mark but on here people seem to multiply their earnings by two just to suit their point (he's not worth that, we can't afford that etc) . Even clubs in the top ten in the EPL have players earning less than £20k.

10.) 24 May 2020 21:19:11
Mr grumpy definitely not on 20 k.

11.) 24 May 2020 23:16:47
Mols, in scottish football adam lallana would be a game changer pal, of that IMO there's little doubt! He would cruise it up here with the talent he has pal!

12.) 25 May 2020 01:47:43
Unfortunately Everton want him and he is an Evertonian. Certainly he'd be a step up in our ambitions but while he would be one of the better players up here he certainly wouldn't 'cruise it'. Very good player, but now 32 and coming back down from the top of the hill and is also an injury worry.

13.) 25 May 2020 08:14:24
Lallana couldn't cope with the Scottish game, he's to soft. 1 wee tackle on him and that would be him crying all the way to the treatment room.



25 Feb 2020 23:43:15
I've never tried to preempt before by offering my thoughts on team selection and I know this line up will not be the manager's choice, but it would be mine. I would go back to 4-3-2-1 with which we had some success, this time in a more defensive mode, but with options to attack on the break.

Tav, Goldson, Katic, Barisic
Jack Edmundson Aribo
Hagi Arfield

With Kent, Davis and Stewart on the bench to offer fresh legs when some have run their guts out for us, I believe this would give us a chance, and I would go as far as to predict that Edmundson could be a colossus in front of the two CBs. We're going to need power and energy back and middle, and we'll need to play a bit of a longer game, but I believe we can do this.

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1.) 26 Feb 2020 08:00:20
Good shout 👍.

2.) 26 Feb 2020 08:14:41
McGregor McCrorie Firth Foderingham.
Tav Polster Goldson Katic Edmundson Barasic Halliday.

3.) 26 Feb 2020 08:43:58
That'd be worth a go.

4.) 26 Feb 2020 08:13:14
What do you mean “back” to a 4-3-2-1? Part of the problem is we’ve never deviated from it and teams have sussed it out. You’re probably right in that it is suitable for this game but we need a different option domestically.

5.) 26 Feb 2020 08:33:42
@the covenanter I think that's a great shout for the team. Or play Edmunson as a sweeper. 4-1-4-1.

6.) 26 Feb 2020 09:42:15
Still having nightmares about our centre halfs. Surely one of them ha e to drop out. Cannot wait for Helander to get back.

7.) 26 Feb 2020 10:55:11
Our formation has never been a problem in Europe or against Celtic, it’s when we need to break down teams who sit in, we could be doing with a change and 2 up etc would give other teams something to think about.

8.) 26 Feb 2020 11:55:15
Agreed Coully. We are far too negative in the league. Playing two holding midfielders against teams like St Johnstone is just embarrassing.



25 Feb 2020 13:16:22
It is not the current manager's fault that the board wasted years and a whole pot of money on two useless managers, one 'temporary' useless manager and Ally McCoist. That's about 7 years of total mismanagement, corruption, fraud and lies we accumulated and had to fix and that will take even more time.
Our real revival started just 20 months ago and while it is two steps forward and one back, it is still the best position we've been in for years and therefore I am backing the manager.

Them getting 9 in a row means nothing to me, I'd rather we took time and hard work to make sure we always have a Rangers to support for generations to come, a Rangers that for the next 150 years will compete at the very top.
As disappointing as it is to us just now, there are people going way over the top about stopping the other mob doing this and that, and the truth is I don't give a monkey's what they do. I'd love to see some trophies, but I'm also old enough to remember us winning just 4 titles in 22 years, 10 years without a Scottish Cup, one League Cup in ten years, and still I followed on without getting into the state some of our fans are in right now.

I've learned about patience and building and the joy of glory when it comes. I was born a Rangers supporter and I will die a Rangers supporter but the one thing I want to see before that happens is a stabilised Rangers, a winning Rangers that those who come after us can be proud of and support and nurture.
We as current fans have essentially been unlucky that our time has included such turmoil, making it easy for the mhankies, but we have gone for long periods without silverware before. Our time to come good is fast approaching, I look forward to it. - ALWAYS.

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1.) 25 Feb 2020 13:51:22
The Covenanter great post, best I’ve read here in weeks. Agree totally with u and stand alongside you.

2.) 25 Feb 2020 14:08:39
Excellent post.

3.) 25 Feb 2020 17:03:17
Great post Covenanter, you are clearly a true supporter of our club. Wise words.

4.) 25 Feb 2020 18:43:46
Best post I, ve seen in a long time, people have got to realise how hard a task Steve G has got to win the League. He needs time and help to build a Team that will win the title. I am 3rd generation Rangers supporter and have followed my Team for over 50 year. I was at Ibrox when 4000 watched us get hammered 4-1 by Dundee Utd and we were 4th in League. Need to support the Board, Manger, Team and we will be the People again!

5.) 26 Feb 2020 00:22:59
Thecovnator, good post mate, i'm getting on a bit in years myself, and like yourself i'm just glad we are still here as a team, if celtic and others had there way we would be, no more.



07 Feb 2020 20:24:00
I am going to the match tomorrow and I will watch the referee's performance from as neutral a stance as I can muster. I will then do the same thing at the same ground on Tuesday when Hamilton entertain the sheep. I will report my findings, Bears, because it could confirm my suspicions that a conspiracy does indeed exist against our club.

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1.) 07 Feb 2020 21:59:07
OMG! lol What exactly do you hope to achieve by this? Are you the Greta T of referee-gate? SFA must be kackin’ themselves.

2.) 08 Feb 2020 01:18:00
I don't 'hope' to achieve anything except to either confirm my suspicions or not, Carbolic. Just what I said. I have no idea what your post is about, I don't understand what you are trying to say with your 'Greta' comment or your SFA comment, but then again I have often struggled to understand your posts. I will merely do what I have said I will do, which is to offer my opinion on two different referees, on two different matches between two different teams at the same venue and try to evaluate the differences (if any) on interpretations of the laws of the game and share them with fellow supporters on here. If you don't wish to read my opinions, please feel free to scroll on



27 Jan 2020 13:55:01
Here we go, one defeat and a boy unproven at any level above the second division of one of the poorest leagues in Europe becomes the messiah, Saviour Shankland to become Roy Of The Rangers. Give it a rest, for crying out loud, we had a bad day but I, as a supporter, trust the management and players to ensure it doesn't happen again. And I've always said we need another striker, but he has to be far better than the Messiah.

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1.) 27 Jan 2020 15:27:13
Let me tell you . I would have Shankland any time at the expense of Ojo . Jones must be worse than dreadful if he can't get on pitch ahead of Ojo .

2.) 27 Jan 2020 18:00:59
That's like saying you'd prefer a centre half to MacGregor. The two players you mention aren't good enough, so you want to replace them with yet another one who isn't good enough? Smart thinking, Hunty boy.

3.) 27 Jan 2020 18:10:18
Shankland is a goal scorer and a credible OPTION not a MESSIAH, maybe not the best option but still an option given our apparent budget at this point in time
Morelos was playing in the Finish league where many are part time, Vardy was playing in 7 leagues below where he is just now but oh right, according to your logic that is just not the type of player we want. P@sh pal.

4.) 27 Jan 2020 18:26:09
Shankland is 25, if he was going to make it big he would have by now.

5.) 27 Jan 2020 19:14:51
Why everyone is transfixed on Shankland surely there is a wee gem of a striker out there somewhere in Europe or elsewhere surely this is what Wilson was brought in to do. Problem is, it’s obvious we have no money to spend after buying Kent. This is why we won’t win the league. Group of players have been punching above their weight and have done well but it’s difficult to keep that up.




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25 May 2020 19:59:28
Of course we're not going to sign Lallana, He is 30 and earning £110k a week and will feel he has one more big contract in him, not the £20k or so we could pay him.

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25 May 2020 19:51:44
6counties, probably some time after he actually arrives at Ibrox to begin his employment?

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24 May 2020 15:52:36
McLean is on just under £10k a week and is no improvement on what we already have. The highest paid player at Norwich is Byram, on £30k a week. Some of the guesses at player wages on here are ridiculous.

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22 May 2020 14:37:00
Although they are different types of player, Ferguson is much better than Docherty and has more potential in him. He also has more big match experience and will go further in the game than Docherty. I saw Greg often when he was at Hamilton and he didn't do much for me. He started well at Shrewsbury before fading, yet some believe he is good enough to stake a claim in our starting 11 that will compete in Europe? Wake up, people.

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22 May 2020 14:31:34
Only by you, Bankie.

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25 May 2020 19:49:39
What sort of deal could you make with the club of a player who earns £140k a week, BerkshireBlue? Behave.

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25 May 2020 19:44:02
Great work, fifaguy. Just a shame there are only 42 teams in Scotland, so it was all for nothing.

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25 May 2020 14:08:09
Rangers bought two shares in Arsenal in 1910 to help keep them alive then were later gifted another 14. There was a great connection between the two clubs and one of my first memories of Ibrox was against the Gunners in the early 60s when we won 4-2. At the end of the 60s the games began to drift and between 69 and 81 only one match was played. Some celtic fans jumped on the Brady/ Nicholas bandwagon but our connection was always far stronger, but Whyte sold our precious shares for his own gain.

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25 May 2020 01:47:43
Unfortunately Everton want him and he is an Evertonian. Certainly he'd be a step up in our ambitions but while he would be one of the better players up here he certainly wouldn't 'cruise it'. Very good player, but now 32 and coming back down from the top of the hill and is also an injury worry.

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24 May 2020 20:43:43
John25, we already have players at that level of earnings. My point is there are plenty of players who are well below that mark but on here people seem to multiply their earnings by two just to suit their point (he's not worth that, we can't afford that etc) . Even clubs in the top ten in the EPL have players earning less than £20k.

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