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11 Mar 2018 19:53:36
Very sore one today, but for individual mistakes we would have taken at least a draw from the match. Celtics second goal was a disgrace, you should never be beaten by a long hopeful punt up the park and what Goss was doing for their third was unbelievable.

He just let Edouard walk into the penalty area an have a free shot at goal. And Windass once again showed that he is far too often a passenger when we need him most. When you compare their middle 3 and ours it really is a no contest at the moment. I know a lot of fans are wanting us to sign Goss permanently but would he get in the Celtic team? I don't think so therefore we should be looking for better.

Murty should have changed it a bit sooner for sure.

Positives to be taken are we certainly are. Lot closer. Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over. And for me the biggest positive was the performance of docherty, I thought he was immense. If we could add a bit of muscle in beside him next season we will be in good shape.


1.) 12 Mar 2018 11:25:11
Zikos, one of your final comments (Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over) seems to be at odds with what say before it and what actually happened.

2.) 12 Mar 2018 13:23:52
Zikos, we have better in Dorrans, Jack and McCrorie plus Rossiter, but sadly they are all injured!

3.) 12 Mar 2018 21:48:01
Styab - I just think that we could have got something out of the game if it hadn't been for a couple of (crucial) mistakes. I think we are a lot closer to them now and they can no longer just turn up and win, they actually have to put a shift in and like yesterday ride their luck.

Saying that - for us to be better than them we need to improve the midfield three. that's where I think the game (and most gasmes) was won/ lost.

Doherty was class, Goss just didn't perform and Windass was a passenger. I know he has scored a lot of goals lately but still don't think he is a number 10.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 12:02:17
Zikos one poor performance from Goss doesn't suddenly make him a bad player, also it looked like Murty asked him to sit back for more cover and that's not his strengths he is far better off as holding midfielder who likes to get forward.



07 Jan 2018 20:43:38
Forgive me if I'm wrong but didn't Cummings only play well in the championship, I can't remember him doing anything in the SPL. And so I don't get all the hype for what's essentially a really good championship player. If we get him on loan, then fine, but I wouldn't take a risk on him if we had to buy him as he has never performed at this level.


1.) 07 Jan 2018 22:43:45
Would b great signing hope we get him.

2.) 08 Jan 2018 07:25:19
Zikos, Cummings was only 18 when His got relegated and only broke into their team in the playoffs, where he scored their two goals against Hamilton.

3.) 08 Jan 2018 10:02:37
I'm not a fan of Cummings tbh. He comes across as a wee bed, much like Griffiths and would not want him near us. Anyway he hasn't kicked a ball down south. Also stories of late night drinking etc apparently. I think you guys are right when you say he stood out in the championship and not in the top flight. I think everybody remembers him lifting his game against us and assumed that was his normal form, which clearly is not the case. I'd leave well alone.

4.) 08 Jan 2018 11:52:08
If Cummings was half as good for us as Griffiths has been for them, it's a yes from me.

5.) 08 Jan 2018 14:43:45
I'm pretty sure Cummings only came into the Hibs team in the second half of the season where they were relegated, and even at that the majority of his appearances were from the bench. He was sold in the summer after the were promoted so he hasn't really had time to prove his ability in the SPL, however he hasn't exactly been lighting up the Championship down south. I reckon he would work well with Morelos up front for us but my preference would be to give MOH a shot through the middle with Morelos.




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28 Jul 2019 17:21:58
Celtic looking to offload Sinclair for £2.5M. Would love to see him at Ibrox. 55 would be a stick on with him on the LW.


1.) 28 Jul 2019 17:27:05

2.) 28 Jul 2019 17:40:27
You're at it zikos😳👍.

3.) 28 Jul 2019 18:02:14
You’ve made my Sunday. Let’s bring in Izaguirre at LB while we’re at it.

4.) 28 Jul 2019 18:54:32
Is Gary Hooper not looking for a club?

5.) 28 Jul 2019 18:56:46
😂 😂.

6.) 28 Jul 2019 19:12:54
Haha - I Know, I know!

Strangely I know a player will eventually move across the city one day but just can’t see it happening and the furore it would cause.

Could you imagine the timplosion if it did happen and he scored against the them 💥.



26 Jul 2019 09:06:42
If Progres are the fourth best team in Luxembourg then maybe we should be looking at the players from the champions of Luxembourg. Although not the fittest team, some of their players were technically quite good and would probably have beaten a hearts or a Hibs team. Maybe the champions of Luxembourg might have a gem or two?


1.) 26 Jul 2019 10:18:04
its much easier to pack a defence and have the occasional breakout. doesn't mean that ability would transfer to being able to play football the way we have to.



12 Jul 2019 08:28:19
I for one will be very unhappy with the sale of Morelos, I think with another year of 30+ goals and his value could double! Extremely short sighted in my eyes.

One question for all those wanting him gone for £12M. How much would Celtic sell a 22 yr old Colombian international that finished the season with over 30 goals? I’m sure it wouldn’t be for any less that £25M!

I’m not saying that’s his value but it will be extremely difficult to find a 30 goal striker for less than £10M.

For those that think Defoe will play 55 games this season you need to wisen up!

And for those quoting Roofe. He maybe a good player, but a goal scorer he ain’t. Averages 1 in 4 in a very average league.


1.) 12 Jul 2019 08:53:30
morelos is a red card waiting to happen. cash in and reinvest and if you think the english championship is an average league you're deluded.

2.) 12 Jul 2019 09:26:39
One in four in a very AVERAGE league. Behave yourself!

3.) 12 Jul 2019 09:32:41
I'd be over the moon if we get anything over 12mil for morelos this summer. We are a better team with defoe up top and if the cash for morelos gets us kent then that would just be the ticket.

4.) 12 Jul 2019 10:52:08
Zikos so many holes in your comment mate

saying hard to find a 30 goal striker for less than 10m when we payed 1m for our 30 goal striker. Aberdeen lad cosgrove got 20+ and they got him for a tenner . your talking nonesense

calling championship average is a punt. on grand scheme of things comapared to top leagues then yes but compared to SPL its streets ahead. Roofe will score goals galore for us if we were to sign him.

5.) 12 Jul 2019 11:46:19
Zikos totally agree with u.

6.) 12 Jul 2019 12:43:27
@jbf500 - You've a brass neck comparing that Cosgrove diddy with Morelos!
Half of Cosgroves goals came from penalties!
If Morelos took and scored ours he would have been on 45+ for the season!

7.) 12 Jul 2019 13:33:53
The championship is bang average. The evidence is there for everyone to see. Just look at all the players that can’t cut it in the SPFL and go down there and are superstars. Too many to name!

I agree you can find a gem now and again that can bang in the goals, but not a proven one. That’s my point.

Yes Aberdeen picked up Cosgrove for a snippet, but now he is proven, I doubt we could buy him for less than £9M.

In regards to Roofe, were is the evidence he would bang in the goals here? Garner has a better scoring record!

As I said, shortsighted!

8.) 12 Jul 2019 16:29:56
Seriously think the Scandinavian leagues are a decent market for us to operate in . Not too expensive and a lit of young talent. Their not going to fear the winter either lol.



13 May 2019 22:19:45
Was reading another post and the chat was about how Tav was motm on Sunday and how he was the best rb since Ricksen.

Personally I never rated Ricksen at rb - always thought he was a bombscare in that position. But thought he was different class when McCleish moved him into midfield.

But it got me thinking that I couldn't actually think of a stand-out rb during my time watching Rangers (from 1986). Maybe Stevens or Porrini or Vidmar or Hutton? I'm genuinely not sure.

So I basically thought I would ask everyone for their personal favourite rb to try and gauge where Tav ranks? (Don't think we need a poll? )


1.) 13 May 2019 22:34:11
You are not sure if Stevens was a stand out right back? You can't be serious.

2.) 13 May 2019 23:29:47
Gary Stevens for me
Great defender
I think Tav is better at going forward but Stevens was a better defender
The game has changed a fair bit as well so that needs to be taken into consideration I suppose.

3.) 14 May 2019 05:53:08
Gary stevens was absolutely superb at going forward and defending. The best 2 right full backs i've seen at ibrox undoubtedly were sandy jardine and gary stevens! that's not to say i don't rate our captain james tavernier, because i do and have continually backed him on here.

4.) 14 May 2019 06:10:13
Rsfger and scoop, thought Stevens was an excellent defender but not in an attacking sense.

Do we need to go back 30 odd years to find a better rb than Tav?

Alex clelland was good/ dependable but not necessarily great.

Think there have been loads of rb’s that are better defenders than Tav (in fact the only one that wasn’t was the Greek boy arygiou) - but Tav influences games more and more for a positive reason than his bad defending.

5.) 14 May 2019 06:27:27
For the record ricksen was not a great right back for us. He had some shockers played his best football for us when he moved into centre mid.

6.) 14 May 2019 06:47:01
Zikos I watched gary stevens playing for rangers and can totally guarantee you, that he was an attacking, overlapping right full back mate. He was a very good defender and terrific all round full back!

7.) 14 May 2019 07:16:24
Gary Stevens it is then! But where would Tav rank.

Although he drives me mental at times I think I would have him in the team before the likes of Porrini, Hutton etc. Obviously not for his defending but for his attacking contribution.

8.) 14 May 2019 07:25:40
Hutton was great for a short while before we sold him, Numan also first class at LB! Great times!

9.) 14 May 2019 07:50:49
Claudio Reyna was great at right back but no one I remember was better at going forward than tav who's defending has improved a lot.

10.) 14 May 2019 07:53:52
Gary Stevens is the best RB I’ve saw at Rangers. He had just shy of 50 England Caps. Tav, Ricksen, Clelland no in his league, no even a debate about it.

11.) 14 May 2019 08:26:56
Twas I and the enlightened, who agreed with me, that nominated Tav. (MOTM) . Isn't it exciting though guys to see 5 or 6 of our players nominated for that accolade even "The Grinch" sorry I meant Coldo must be delighted with that. just for the record I only mentioned Tav. in my Flanagan post because L17 Mac asked what I consider as Rangers captain material. Well that and to annoy you of course. Gary Stevens was indeed very good Dad had just started to take me to games back then. I know I. m an optimist I know I'm enthusiastic about my team even when our team was/ is poor I try to look for the positives and over the last 7 or 8 years sometimes they have been few. SG's analysis of where we are is spot on we are ending this season in a lot better place than last year.

12.) 14 May 2019 09:24:16
Sandy in Royal blue and Gary Stevens for me. Tav has a great record of goals and assists right enough, and is quite underrated by some on here. Was at Drybrough Cup final in 1979 (age 12) when DavieCooper scored that amazing goal, but Sandy also scored an absolutely amazing goal that day too. Definitely Sandy for me. Rightly immortalised at Ibrox, a true legend.

13.) 14 May 2019 09:24:20
Cant believe not even a mention of David Robertson?

14.) 14 May 2019 09:24:33
Was always a fan of porrini myself.

15.) 14 May 2019 09:47:46
C of ibrox that’s because Robertson was a left back and the discussion is about rbs.

16.) 14 May 2019 10:10:19
My bad lol.

17.) 14 May 2019 11:55:48
Having to wade in here to sort out all this nonsense above.

1. Reyna was a centre mid. He covered right back occasionally due to injuries.

2. Porrini was a decent tackler and defender but was a nightmare with the ball at his feet, zero technical ability. He was like the mirror image of Tav.

3. Gary Stevens was top, top class. If he was around today he would be playing for one of the Manchester or London clubs. Don’t underestimate the quality of player we were able to sign for the ten years or so from late 80s to late 90s.

4. Alec Cleland was reliable but nothing special. Never even managed a Scotland cap at a time when Scotland weren’t blessed with great full backs.

5. Hutton was streets ahead of Tav. Look at what he had achieved by the same age. Whittaker at his peak in the run to Manchester was also ahead of him.

6. Ricksen was not the bomb scare some are making out. He had a ropey start to his Ibrox career but went on to be a club legend. Yes, he was better when he moved into midfield but he was a good right back once he had settled, he was in the Dutch squad at a time when they had some great players.

In terms of the Souness era and beyond, Tav ranks behind Stevens, Hutton, Ricksen and Whittaker (in that order for me) . All international players who have played either English top flight, champions league or both.

18.) 14 May 2019 13:05:51
I'm sure Robertson had a spell at right back later on in his career.

19.) 14 May 2019 14:18:47
Not for Rangers he didn’t. Left back his entire time at the club. Great understanding with Laudrup down the left. Amazing pace and hard in the tackle. Final ball wasn’t very consistent and wasn’t always the most composed in defence. Great player, but basically a better version of Tav. Numan was our best left back of the era by a million miles.

20.) 14 May 2019 19:31:43
Sorry wag man but I can’t agree with you, Ricksen was terrible at Rb, Whittaker was better but thought he was better than what he was and got continually dispossessed. Hutton was brilliant for us bombing down the right but his final ball was absolutely god awful. Which Tav’s isn’t and both are as good at defending as each other. So Tav shades it for me.

21.) 14 May 2019 22:59:50
I don't think Ricksen was terrible nor do i think he was good a RB, like Zikos he came good when moved into midfield roll and when BF moved on he ran the midfield. in a way it was like BF didn't want him to play well, only my opinion though.

22.) 15 May 2019 10:34:54
Zikos - I honestly can’t argue football with someone who thinks Tav is better than Ricksen, a Dutch international and Hutton, who went for £8m and has played most of his career in the English top flight or top half of the championship.

Apart from set pieces, Hutton and Whittaker did everything Tav does. Hutton was unreal his last season with us, absolutely phenomenal. Whittaker was brilliant for us in the run to Manchester, played everywhere. Ricksen ran through walls for this club and became a captain that actually inspired his team to win things.

Tav has achieved nothing and is a far worse defender than any of those mentioned and by his age they all had multiple trophies, European games and international caps behind them.

23.) 15 May 2019 11:19:08
I feel like people on here have memories shorter than ten years and succumb to recency bias. You get the feeling that if Zidane used to play for us we would have folk on here saying “was too casual on the ball for me, much prefer Ryan Jack”.

Dig out the old DVDs and watch again lads. There are very few (if any) players in the current team up to the standards of old. That’s not saying they are bad players, we’ve some great talent now, but it’s night and day with some of the people who came before.

24.) 15 May 2019 17:09:10
Swagman - you are the one with the memory issues! If you can't remember how often Whittaker was dispossessed, if you can't remeber that Hutton couldn't cross a ball (At Rangers, Tottenham and even now) then you have might have issues! And the only reason they have caps is well because they play for a rather S@#t international team!

As for Ricksen - he was technically good and turned out to be a really good central midfielder, but again you have memory issues if you think he was good at RB. Not on the same planet as Numan on the other flank!



06 May 2019 14:35:57
Can we appeal the Mcgregor decision, to postpone his suspension until after the oldfirm match?


1.) 06 May 2019 15:24:38
Could try, but the SFA will no doubt bend over backwards to convene a hearing this week to make sure he's suspended for Sunday. Don't think we will appeal tho cause Gerard said straight away it was a red and he couldn't defend him.

2.) 06 May 2019 22:28:38
It would be embarrassing if we appealed that.




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22 Sep 2019 22:21:45
John25 think you’ll find Katic is right footed.




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20 Sep 2019 17:50:41
From what I’ve seen so far this season Goldson maybe the worst centre back out of the 4 in the 1st team, yet SG always plays him? Think he must have a clause in his contract that he plays every game even!

Would like to see a Helander Katic pairing but might have to wait until SG leaves or Goldson breaks a leg but think SG might wheel him out in a wheel chair.




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08 Sep 2019 18:16:16
Thanks all, doesn’t really feel like I’m in a minority here as previously mentioned. Think most fans hate losing to Celtic in that manner as much as I do and will not tolerate it regardless of what poster boy is at the helm.




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06 Sep 2019 21:26:42
I don’t want SG to get sacked, far from it. I want him to win games and to be successful. But If we fall further behind Celtic on the run up to the next old firm match then his coat will be on a shoogly nail and if he was to lose that match then yes I think he should go. And I gaurentee I won’t be in the minority.

That said, it’s all ifs and buts and I personally hope it never transpires.




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06 Sep 2019 20:12:34
Absolute nonsense we wouldn’t be able to sign those players without Gerrard. We signed Bruno Alves who just won the Euros when Pedro arrived. Players above anything move for the money. Don’t be so nieve.

I’m happy enough to give gerrard more time but if at the end of the season we have nothing to show but a league cup then the season has been a major failure. I’m not interested in Celtic’s budget tbh, regardless of that it’s the worst team they have put together for 10 years and we couldn’t get a result. What does that say about us?

He needs to go on a good run and hope Celtic drop points before the next old firm match. If they don’t and we do, and we lose the next old firm match then most people on here will want him gone.

His future is in his and his players hands so hopefully they get the results he needs and we all want.





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22 Sep 2019 22:26:25
Genuinely couldn’t hear any today, thought the fans created a really good atmosphere in what is generally and empty waste ground of a stadium.




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22 Sep 2019 08:13:36
I thought that was a new rule as well but haven’t seen any actual change yet. Maybe it’s been put on hold so the refs can get to grips with all the other stupid changes that have been made.




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20 Sep 2019 06:18:00
Nonesense- If you watch Davis closely, he is a class above most of not all midfielders in this league. Will be surprised if he doesn’t win the players player of the year award.




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20 Sep 2019 06:15:32
Thought he was terrific first half but then faded in the second. Don’t know if he was tiring or was told to do a more defensive job in the second half, but he rarely crossed the half way line.




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17 Sep 2019 19:04:01
What a terrible poll. Would be surprised if anyone picked Prso or Cousins!

Can we please have a poll of the best winger out of Laudrup, Capucho or Sionko.

On a serious note though, the best Striker I have seen at Ibrox was Michael Mols (pre Munich) . The guy was probably one of the best strikers in Europe at the time, no idea how we managed to sign him tbh only wish we could have seen him play at that level for his entire career.