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26 Sep 2016 17:54:21
Hearing from a source that mark warburton is now on his last legs and if he doesn't turn things around quickly, alex mcleish will be appointed on a rolling contract until the end of season.

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26 Sep 2016 18:07:50
A rolling contract till the end of the season? This a new type of contract? 😂😂.

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26 Sep 2016 18:08:29
utter tosh where do you get this garbage, who is the source.

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26 Sep 2016 18:27:00
Did Dave King tell you that? What nonsense!

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26 Sep 2016 18:47:32
He doesn't even understand what a rolling contract is.

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26 Sep 2016 18:42:02
You do know what a rolling contract is mate, rite. who ever told you this is talking mince.

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26 Sep 2016 19:45:44
In warbs we trust. we're in it for the long haul. you don't have rolling contract to a certain date

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26 Sep 2016 20:02:48
Your only saying this because Mcleish was on the tele for the game yesterday giving his opinion on how he would do things with rangers/ Barton! Absolute Pi*h.

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26 Sep 2016 20:16:11
Im away tae bang ma heid aff a wall. Seriously!

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26 Sep 2016 19:13:07
getting rid of MW and senior JB is going to cost yous in excess of 3.5 mill

barton on approx 15k pw
MW on possibly the same (not sure about big DW)
Garner costing 1.5 mill (750k now and rest at end of season)

this cash is prob going to take up most of next seasons transfer budget.

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26 Sep 2016 22:10:21
I'd love him to go tbf but got to agree we everybody your putting 2 n 2 together, not to mention the rolling contract bit 😁.

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23 Sep 2016 00:08:07
Barton is going nowhere. He is being disciplined and will be back in 3 weeks. A lot of what is being said is pure speculation. The guy as we all know can be a bit of a balloon at times but you can't blame him for being disappointed with the way things went against them.

His Problem is that he is too vocal. Do we turn on our own the minute they say something out of line? I'm confident he will take this as the kick up the backside he needs to get his and our season going. Would the real Joey Barton please stand up!

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23 Sep 2016 06:59:34
Dont want him anywhere near us again, he's continued mouthing off ever since "the incident"happened and some of the things he's said are childish and damm right neddish. That is not the way a Rangers player should conduct himself. I know everybody makes mistakes but its important to learn from them, Barton's been making them for nearly 15yr and still hasn't learned.

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23 Sep 2016 10:25:04
Fair points lads and if I may add my two cents worth to the debate.
If he were any good and the team benefitted from him being in it then I would welcome him back. Unfortunately for him though is the fact that he's been a bit Lillian Gish to put it mildly and therefore shouldn't be anywhere near the team. We have an important cup game coming up and it's no coincidence that the team has been playing better without him so I would hope he doesn't just come back and stroll into the starting 11. He must be made to earn a place by being better than what we currently have and I'm not sure he has that in his locker anymore. At least with Niko you know you're getting someone who won't tackle or track back and you compensate for that but my goodness his eye for a pass and his execution of it are something else. And he my friends looks like he may just be coming onto a game.

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23 Sep 2016 11:00:36
Joey Barton wasn't match fit, now he will be a further 4 weeks behind with his fitness levels. Will he play again for Rangers? Personally I hope not.

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23 Sep 2016 13:28:59
dressing room arguements i don't have a problem with betting on a match is stupid but if it doesn't involve your own team i don't see a major issue but as soon as you say 'in hindsight if i could go back i wouldn't have signed for rangers' well that's all i nd to see to know i don't want him back at our club.

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23 Sep 2016 17:11:52
Barry Ferguson seemed to be forgiven for embarrassing us on the international stage and also arguing with the manager to the detriment of the club.

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23 Sep 2016 20:11:15
BF got punished for his international debacle. I'm not sure if arguing with the manager was to the detriment of the club as it ended up with PLG's departure, Smith's return and the rest is history.

BF did not have access to Twitter (fortunately) and did not do unauthorised interviews and book signings during his rough patch.

BF was also a highly valuable player for Rangers. Barton has done absolutely nothing apart from creating headlines for himself and the club, none of which have been positive.

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23 Sep 2016 20:26:06
Barry Ferguson got sold that summer.

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24 Sep 2016 00:49:54
As a blue nose I am disgusted with joey Barton, however if he were to wipe that smug grin of Chris Sutton then he maybe forgiven.

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24 Sep 2016 08:37:44
Chris Sutton is an solute lowlife he is in the same category as Barton. just a horrible human being and it's disgusting that bt even employ him.

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24 Sep 2016 11:53:00
Got to say i think Mutton calls it like it is lads unlike most of the other pundits, he can be abit harsh in the words he uses but i think he's fair.

{Ed039's Note - What? You had cider in your cornflakes? You would never see sky sports allow any of their pundits conduct themselves the way this numpty does, he needs people talking about him and he is going about it in a certain way and it's very wrong)

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24 Sep 2016 12:10:27
Was thinking the same Barry Ferguson was our captain and top man for years he used to give it out to our players when they weren't performing the difference between him and Barton is he always played well on the park if Barton had been playing well this wouldn't have happened.

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24 Sep 2016 13:36:03
Dont even compare Fergie and Barton. Fergie gave his absolute all for Us and only wanted the best, Barton on the other hand is using us for publicity for his book and hasn't got a fraction of ability that Ferguson had.

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23 Sep 2016 23:13:37
You might have a point there.

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24 Sep 2016 14:02:05
Can't believe the posts about Barry Ferguson, although I should be used to them from Rangers fans. Barry was being treated like dirt by Le Guen when he was our best player and had the balls to say early on that the manager hadn't a clue. pity no one backed him up sooner.

As for the Scotland fiasco, he was wrong and apologised. personally I don't care about Scotland after the way our players have been treated in recent years, but yes he made a mistake.

To compare a Rangers legend who carried poor Rangers teams sometimes whilst injured with Barton shows some peoples blind spot with Fergie, A lot of our fans haven't the appreciation of a great footballer.

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24 Sep 2016 14:04:10
Ed why gas my post not been posted bud?

{Ed001's Note - there are a couple of posts waiting for Ed039, could it be one of those?}

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24 Sep 2016 14:44:22
Still not on yet Ed.

{Ed001's Note - 39 is not about mate so it would take a while.}

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24 Sep 2016 14:46:42
Wull73 got to agree mate, can't believe Barton is getting compared to our great Fergie. he isn't even the best midfielder in this Rangers team never mind Fergie.

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24 Sep 2016 19:01:52
About Chris Sutton this is this same person accused two teams of cheating on the same day on live TV, Kilmarnock for trying too hard and Dunfermline for not trying hard enough when we won the league on the last day of the season. He also had a pop at the ref for awarding Rangers a penalty when they had two but missed one. Real class act is Sutton.

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25 Sep 2016 15:01:53
One thing Sutton has got right is the fact that the Aberdeen game was a must win. For me the team were simply not good enough. Tavernier should be dropped. Most of the games we are working a back three and that's why we r leaking goals. Warburton clearly has no idea how his players play or else he would not have two strikers on the park that always drop deep to get the ball. The midfield was vacant most of the time and the majority of passes we made we were too slow to do so. Another lack luster performance from rangers and I think next game we field the under 21s and we continue to do so untill the players prove there worth. Absolutely dire!

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25 Sep 2016 21:10:47
Bluewill i am gutted like u that we lost today. however to say it was a lacklustre display is way wide of the mark mate. We were by far the better team without doubt. They were poor. and yes we lost but that sometimes happens. we were first to the majority of 2nd balls. we paid the price of missing a lot of chances. waggys being clear cut. We switched off 30 seconds into 2nd half and got done by a free kick that never was. Video tech MUST b brought in asap. simply put. had we took our chances today we wuda buried them. we move on to next game and follow follow. 4EVA IN ROYAL BLUE😉.

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24 Sep 2016 13:22:27
@Ed039 Sutton is allowed his opinion like anyone else. didn't see too many complaints about the manner Joey Barton was conducting himself with comments regarding Scott Brown and Brendan Rodgers. He was being glorified, yet when Sutton has debate with Derek Johnstone it is unacceptable. Can you clarify difference?

{Ed039's Note - there isn't a difference, Barton is a fud too)

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24 Sep 2016 13:28:14
If u watch sky sports Ed you will see Souness and co have went overboard numerous times abt teams, managers and players. and for the record i can't stand Mutton but i think he dishes it out in equal measure, Selik and delia got plenty of abuse off him last year and truth b told some of the people on this site are more out of order towards our team/ management and we're meant to support the side.

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25 Sep 2016 22:58:53
Robbie73w

The real Joey Barton DID stand up. That's what has caused the problem.
TRIFC, the gift that keeps on giving. lol HH.

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26 Sep 2016 07:55:48
@royalblue. i'm frustrated with the lack of imagination from the manager. You can have all the possession in the world but unless you penetrate then there's nae point. My local village team could hold the ball for long spells it doesnae make them good. Bar thw celtic game we have dominated the ball and still only have 9 points. First half I think we had 1 shot. Its not good enough. i'm all for the great football we play a just want to see action in the box instead of infront of 11 opposition players.

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26 Sep 2016 16:13:14
Fair enuf bluewill. some of MW'S selections do make me wonder. wat has MOH got to do to get astart or even a run of games etc. wee bazza is obviously a favourite. we do tend to try and walk the ball in the net. that said we do play v good possession football albeit without converting a lot of chances which needs to improve. we r a work in progress. i'm convinced we will come good. need rid of ashley b4 we get back to very top. we r all in it for long haul. FIRB.

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26 Sep 2016 18:14:46
all MOH has got is pace and nothing else, he wil never be a succsess at rangers.

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26 Sep 2016 18:23:49
I wasnt comparing Barton and Ferguson only comparing the way they behaved in public.

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21 Sep 2016 17:30:06
Anyone know how severe the windass injury was?

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21 Sep 2016 17:57:30
According to Warbs he will be fit to face Aberdeen.

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22 Sep 2016 13:36:43
more precautionary warbs said same with holt.

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22 Sep 2016 21:49:18
Bring it on lads. come on bears.

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25 Sep 2016 17:50:17
Just joined, just wanted to touch on ththe barton discussion in my opinion the reason he looks poor is because of the formation and the poor defending from our back four, mainly tav guy is great going forward but he can't defend and his positioning constantly drags the centre halfs out of position, we need to change or we are going to struggle through the season.

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20 Sep 2016 21:35:20
Any truth in the rumor that there was shares bought today by Brian Kennedy? If so anyone know who sold shares?

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21 Sep 2016 18:52:03
When we gona b told who bought the 400k worth of shares. no problem if it is kennedy seeing he is soueys pal. Hope he got his hands on easdales!

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20 Sep 2016 19:17:27
400k worth of Rangers shares have been bought. Rumoured to be Brian Kennedy.

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20 Sep 2016 19:32:45
where did you hear this, can't see him buying shares, any source for this rumour.

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20 Sep 2016 20:00:26
This is coming from got the battle fever on. They are reporting that 1.5mil shares have been bought.

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20 Sep 2016 20:36:29
brian kennedy lads.

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20 Sep 2016 20:51:22
Won't make a great deal of difference, doesn't put him in the top eight shareholders.

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20 Sep 2016 21:14:28
Yes very true wee-ecky however the reason why he is buying shares is that King can't get his cash out of Africa. They aren't allowing him to take it out the country. All rumour mind you.

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21 Sep 2016 10:44:07
sorry lads but what would be so bad about brian kennedy buying shares?

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21 Sep 2016 14:40:33
I thought King's money not in SA, that was why they didn't like him.

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22 Sep 2016 11:44:34
I said wee while ago aswell when I saw Kennedy sold up in the Sharks, "wonder if he will invest in rangers " if it is true that is lol.

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20 Sep 2016 13:56:19
I hear Joey Barton has been linked to a host of Championship teams and as I understand, he can well be on his way to Leeds Utd thus, freeing up his 20k a week wages!

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20 Sep 2016 16:03:24
Just been reading some of the interviews he's conducting promoting his book (nice timing don't you think) . Regrets his move to the club, using excuses for his inept performances saying he's trying to adapt to a lower level and slating Scottish football.
If he kept his head down and mouth shut he would have been a great signing. I'm all for constructive criticism but surely this egotistic loudmouth disruption has played his last game for the Gers.
Any links to any other clubs are most welcome in my opinion.

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20 Sep 2016 16:39:30
surely he can only go if we sack him?
and freeing his wages would only save the cash it can't really be used on the team.

It grates a wee bit to read Barry Ferguson going on about ton when he was hardly a good example himself.

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20 Sep 2016 17:02:10
I don't doubt he will end up at a team in england but I think it will be rotherham anyone who has walked past ibrox stubbs grabs them I think he has a fetish.

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20 Sep 2016 17:39:06
The guy is better at twitter and chatting rubbish than he is at football, he has been a complete let down.

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20 Sep 2016 18:09:29
If it's true, I'll happily drop him off.

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20 Sep 2016 18:29:54
hate to say it but agree Rafbob, a chancer blowing smoke up his own arse who has been found out.

"barton"- to be devoid of credibility, integrity and of weak and poor character.

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20 Sep 2016 18:50:41
Would we even notice his non presence so inept were his performances? Not even the best midfielder on the south side. Played with better in Shawlands.

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20 Sep 2016 18:50:50
Fd, using your 'Barton' definition your club is full of 'Bartons' lol HH.

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20 Sep 2016 19:53:39
Always said he was Celtic class! He would fit in well in that establishment.

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20 Sep 2016 19:48:15
Transfer window is shut so your talking Colin nish.

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20 Sep 2016 21:38:07
There's Bob back with his H's? Lmao.

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20 Sep 2016 22:28:41
Well according to Bartim he's going to be the next England manager 😂😂 he's a total rat that thought he could come up here to the diddy league ( as he thought and be the king of Scotland ) . guy is a tool and I'm first to kick myself in the ball and say my posts of past that he could come here and dominate the league were way off the mark! If he or anyone thinks they are bigger than my great club and cause rubbish when we're on the right track back to where we belong can fooking do one!

On another point the Timothy's on here pointing out how bad we are but yet say they have the better squad and better players ( 😂😂😂😂) In Inverness? Yeah right Inverness brought you lot back down to earth.

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21 Sep 2016 09:45:14
The problem is if we let him go we need to come to an agreement with him financially and I don't think we have the cash to do that.

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21 Sep 2016 10:15:52
albertz I can tell u something mate he won't be let go unless we can terminate his contract.
but imo he will never wear the rangers top again in the first team enjoy the youth games barton u will get bullied up here.

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21 Sep 2016 13:56:23
I backed Barton last week when I believed all he had done was to tell some home truths, but now the more that comes to light the guy is a wee rat! get him punted to the first idiot that will take him, even offer to pay 25% of his wages to get the poisoned dwarf out of Ibrox.

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19 Sep 2016 19:36:39
The other day I posted about what happens between Barton and Halliday. I was speaking to my source again tonight and he told me how it all kicked off.

There was a bounce game involving some U20 players, and JB kept the on calling one of them the wrong name in a derogatory fashion. (The u20 player shall remain anonymous)
The U20 player then nutmegged JB and challenged him to call him the name again, after this JB went through the back of the young boy injuring him.

This is when Halliday stepped in and had a go at Barton for the way he was acting and it all kicked off from there.

Again, on passing on what I was told from my mates brother. He was involved in the game.

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19 Sep 2016 20:27:42
Could you imagine if souness or John Brown were there it wouldn't matter how hard Barton thought he was he wouldn't be hard enough.

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19 Sep 2016 20:35:26
I could imagine this being an accurate account of events, given JB has previous for bullying younger players, and the fact his over inflated ego wouldn't take a nutmeg from a young fit lad. If it is the case, then good on AH for standing up to him.

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19 Sep 2016 21:07:51
Absolute bollocks.

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19 Sep 2016 21:11:24
I think that everyone is jumping on the "get JB out" bandwagon. We all knew of JB's history before he signed no one actually knows what's happened, I still think he has a lot to give! Yes he has had a slow start but so has most of the players but to ban him for 3 weeks I personally don't think is the answer.

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19 Sep 2016 21:38:03
Thanks for the reply Hooly. I can assure this isn't "absolute bolloks" as you put it.
Just for the record I think JB will come good. He is undoubtedly a decent player and in time his quality will shine through.

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19 Sep 2016 22:25:00
Gave Barton the benefit of the doubt when he joined but either way it's just proof he hasn't really changed! It's obvious there were no major dramas at Burnley because they had good form all year and was all easy with nobody questioning him! Was supposed to lead by example on and off the park but instead has embarrassed himself in trademark fashion. Waste of space and we're better without him!

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19 Sep 2016 23:18:54
It was young josh jeffries.

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20 Sep 2016 00:38:21
Yea that's right Negri, JB kept calling him Jock (the English way of speaking about Scottish people)

Then when young Josh pegged him, JB took the nip and clattered him.

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20 Sep 2016 08:05:06
I find it very unfortunate, given the journey we've been on, that all news from the club is about Joey Barton, an overrated, under performing footballer who has been a resounding disappointment in every respect. He is not the foundation for development and growth of our club. We are better than that.

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20 Sep 2016 08:25:48
Are you sure? So a young lad and Halliday the "Protector" takes massive hump about being called 'Jock" and this then leads to what is now being portrayed as the biggest fall out in Football history and potentially a huge financial risk if we have tp pay Barton off. Just don't get it; there must be something more sinister. Either way we are back talking about non football issues but this major distraction, which MW and the Club don't cover themselves in glory.

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20 Sep 2016 10:35:08
Absolute pish.

Our manager couldn't take any criticism that's what it is, granted the way it was done wasn't fantastic i. e on the training ground and not in private. That's all.

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20 Sep 2016 10:56:33
cant see him getting to play for us again to be honest .
he could have turned out good for us but played way too slow the games he has played but he is a goof footballer but is also a bit od a d*ck as we all knew before he signed.

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20 Sep 2016 09:50:27
He called him Jock a few times and it was seen as a bit or a joke, but after a while a few senior player told JB to wrap it and call him by his real name.

I have no doubt things escalated from that, and one we argument led to another and things blew up.

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20 Sep 2016 13:46:47
Apparently he is 'hated' in the dressing room (according to some guy on Five Live), don't think it has done much for the team spirit.

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20 Sep 2016 14:23:44
Back when Souness was manager I played with Rangers for a short time. The exact same senerio happened to me and the Gaffer. We had a bounce game after training and I nutmegged the Gaffer. Next thing I know I am on the floor. He totally came after me and took me out off the ball. lol
The difference back then was that it was excepted and normal for him to pay back. I was later told if I ever embarrass the Gaffer again I would be docked.

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20 Sep 2016 15:57:13
Josh Jeffries I heard is the u20 player.

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20 Sep 2016 16:45:28
Kevin1984 you are right. Everything I've said regarding this post is accurate.

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20 Sep 2016 16:52:13
It's normal practice for senior players to play harder at practice games against younger players, my son was harshly fouled from behind by Souness after he beat him and one of the young players complained to Mad Dog McGregor that his wages were short £5 and McGregor stated you embarrassed the gaffer by nutmegging him. So this has been going on with teams for years no big deal. But apparently this is a big deal I don't know why. My son has even worse stories that he experienced at Aberdeen and Coventry City.

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20 Sep 2016 16:10:22
His publisher must be delighted.
Sport Direct don't own a publisher do they?

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21 Sep 2016 09:59:47
Its funny Boydy talking about Bartons lack of application and professionalism. 2 seasons ago in his second spell at ibrox, he must have weighed about 16st, and could barely run 10 yards lol.

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19 Sep 2016 11:17:02
Barton has been suspended by Rangers for 3 weeks and told to stay away from club.

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19 Sep 2016 11:26:46
Its an absolute shambles mate, I am sick of it. We are never out of the headlines for one reason or another!

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19 Sep 2016 11:27:07
At least Rossiter and Crooks will get more game time now!

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19 Sep 2016 13:04:32
It's a shambles should have already been dealt with will be 4 weeks without game time for a guy already not up to speed and struggling for match fitness deal with it one way or the other and move on this helps no one another indication to me that the boss has no clue.

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19 Sep 2016 13:10:24
That is the way disciplinary actions work. They now have time to reflect on what happened, at which time, a date for a new meeting will take place. I don't understand why you think MW has no clue, as correct procedures have to be in place.

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19 Sep 2016 13:37:16
But who does a 3 week suspension help? Would Walter Smith have done it no it would have been dealt with there and then this stuff happens at all levels of football deal with it move on were now paying our top earner to sit at home and fall further behind on fitness, have u saw the shambles were in that's why I think he has no clue some of his decisions are baffling, guess not to you tho?

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19 Sep 2016 14:03:30
Can someone explain the benefit to anyone a 3 week suspension serves? Absolutely pointless.

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19 Sep 2016 15:10:35
Lads, Clearly we do not know the full picture. We will not get to know the full picture in the near future either, no doubt Barton will come out at a later date.

I think the 3 week period giving time to think about what happened is just a guise until Rangers assess their position.

I think you could see that the style and flair was back from the players on Sat and I think that was a kickback from having no Barton. Yes we failed to score but we created and defended well at times. Let this one just play out, back the team and in my opinion no Barton will mean a full time return to free flowing football. Nothing against the guy but he did slow down everything we done.

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19 Sep 2016 15:11:27
As far as I'm concerned this is shambolic! Barton shouldn't have been suspended at all! Smacks of Barton be in made a scapegoat for the teams shortfallings! Terrible management.

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19 Sep 2016 15:24:25
Guys joey burtons rangers career ended the day of the incident when he undermined everyone and behaved like a couple fool he will never wear a rangers shirt again good riddance I say.

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19 Sep 2016 16:20:50
Barton had to be suspended. If I shouted and swore at my manager or boss then I would be sent home from work until a disciplinary was arranged. He then gave an unsactioned radio interview where he publicly stated that he didn't agree with the way the Club had dealt with the situation. And this was before the club had had time to deal with his misdemenour internally. Just because he has a few million Twitter and Facebook followers doesn't give him the right to act as he sees fit. He is not bigger than the Club, they pay his wages, he is an employee and needs to act as such. As far as I can see from what has been reported he looks guilty of gross misconduct, which under normal circumstances would be a sackable offence.

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19 Sep 2016 15:41:52
No man is bigger than the club and this is exactly the point MW and Rangers are trying to make.

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19 Sep 2016 16:31:25
this has nothing to do with the club barton caused the problem the club can only respond to the situation that barton has caused its not a big enough oence to rip up his contract but hopeully owing to the length o the ban someone may come in or him and he can released by mutual agreement that's my take on it.

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19 Sep 2016 17:36:42
barton will never play for us again let him stew til january and get a fee for him no matter the baggage that comes with him someone will take him, whole episode has bn handled poorly the fact we have someone in the ranks leaking these things to the press is just as worryin as bartons behaviour.

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19 Sep 2016 18:03:21
3 weeks allows Rangers to follow proper Employment Law. Any further misdemeanors in that period will escalate this to a final warning and he will be sacked without a substantial settlement. MW andRangers are simply protecting themselves and this is the right thing to do. The matter has actually been handled well. We can ill afford substantial settlement cases.

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19 Sep 2016 18:36:05
Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor got a 2 week suspension when Walter Smith was the manager so it's not unheard off. He obviously doesn't accept any wrong doing so we should firstly try and come to some sort of settlement to his contract and if not then just pay up the rest of his contract like we were going to pay him anyway and you've got rid off him. Obviously a bad influence to have about the place.

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19 Sep 2016 19:08:54
Barton done the same thing to Alan shearar in 2009, very similar circumstances, think he's trying to get some publicly to sell his book? I couldn't stand the guy before he came to ibrox, gave him a chance and he's blown it, good riddance all I am saying.

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18 Sep 2016 19:48:25
Just registered with Forum. First post. From very good contact. awaiting full script of events on Tuesday but overwhelming consensus of Barton being 'hated' within dressing room from very early stage. Hopefully more to follow.

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18 Sep 2016 21:06:18
As many have said before me, I'd have been more annoyed if their wasn't a reaction by the players after the old firm game. But if things have been said by Barton that degrades the boys who've got us back into the SPFL like has been rumoured and he has infact went face to face with Warburton then he's out of line and should be punished accordingly.

He did himself no favours with his comments in the summer about being head and shoulder above anyone in Scotland. Last Saturday he was poor and in truth he's not kicked a ball for us all season.

Hopefully tomorrow we get some closure on this and we can move on. Togetherness in the squad is crucial with the tough fixtures we've got coming up.

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18 Sep 2016 21:31:17
Bigdaftdav, if that's true then fair enough, but if this is your first post i smell something, in every dressing room in every league there's disagreements. i think your trying to stir it.

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18 Sep 2016 21:44:10
With a name like that mate, it must be true. lol.

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18 Sep 2016 21:17:02
Willie McKay who is Bartons agent is going into meeting with Joey Barton and MW. Now if it's a disciplinary meeting you take a lawyer, not your agent. You only take your agent if you are negotiating in or out? Work it out for yourselves.

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18 Sep 2016 21:19:07
ed from the same source that I originally gave the info we would be signing Barton (before anyone and was soundly ridiculed! ) I am told the situation was that the squad were asked what went wrong at parkhead, Halliday responded by saying that "it just didn't happen and things didn't come together" Barton responded by stating that was bollocks and named a few players including himself as basically being "shit" which didn't go down well and the retort was " we beat them without you last year" now this is a one sided picture of events and I am a big Halliday fan but only repeating what I was told same as I did when I said he was signing. Training ground and dressing bust ups happen and are not always a bad thing. What I would say though is that in my opinion the managers tactics need questioning albeit in the correct manner and timing and also that the results since the scots cup semi final speak for themselves.

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19 Sep 2016 02:12:44
Mabey barton was in the right? The star's aligned for the cup. multiple factors and a severe off day meant that rangers advanced. Loosing to hibs proved that. The start to the season proved it further. Can any rangers fan stand up and honestly say from thier heart that the cup result hasn't given the dressing room ambition beyond thier talent? Cue fighting and finger pointing when it sets in.
FACT. The hat has told his team they would win the title and they deserve it and are good enough. What does he expect to happen when you brainwash numpties and it doesn't go to plan. they kick off. Haliday's alleged statement was classic "we were good enough last time before you joined".
Hearts walked the championship at one attempt, lost some good players and finished third in the spl. I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

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19 Sep 2016 12:45:59
I need some imagination to understand what you have written. Really difficult to make sense of that, no offence like. Mabye you had had an uisge beatha or two, given your post time.

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18 Sep 2016 12:16:44
One of my mates was telling me that he's heard rangers are on the verge of terminating Bartons contract tommoro, anyone else heard this?

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18 sep 2016 12:50:03
not sure if they're able to tear up bartons contract without paying him a large sum of money which rangers are short of.

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18 Sep 2016 14:58:28
He'll be quite happy to be released i think. His fitness and shape has been poor and he thought he could stroll through games up here. if we release him he'll be able to sign for a lower table EPL or decent Championship side. for a whole lot more than he is on now.

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18 Sep 2016 15:00:23
Depends if what happened the other day could be classed as gross misconduct or not but with war button not saying what exactly happened it would probably take a kings ransom to get rid with a non disclosure clause and even harder to get Barton to keep to it.

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18 Sep 2016 16:15:10
Barton would have a very good case for constructive dismissal. I know employment law and I'm sorry but the club has behaved even worse than he has- allowing or deliberately leaking the story. Only a small group of people knew about this (all rangers employees) .

Clear agenda by the club to scapegoat Barton and hope he would agree to contract being mutually terminated- Barton will never agree to that after being publicly vilified.

This is coming from a fan that never wanted him in first place. I'm disgusted by the blame it all on Barton nonsense- the whole team has been poor and that is the managers responsibility.

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18 Sep 2016 17:30:29
Not heard anything yet and I don't want to judge as I don't no what happened
But if he's has questioned warbs style of play then I think he had a right to bring it up.

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18 Sep 2016 16:41:06
His contract will be terminated due to gross misconduct he will be sacked with no money having to be paid.

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18 Sep 2016 17:52:44
And then he will sue us for unfair dismissal.

Answering back isn't gross misconduct, neither is abusive language- it's a disciplinary offence but it would be very hard to issue more than a formal warning.

In terms of his media interviews- unless he was told not to it isn't a disciplinary offence.

Sorry it's much much harder to sack people than most people realise- I struggled to sack an employee who had stolen brazenly. Got there in end but it was a painful drawn out process.

And like I said above Barton has already got a very good case for constructive dismissal due to leaking of an internal confidential matter- imagine you had a row with your boss (as many do), they overreact and send you home then you find everything is public knowledge- what would you do?

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18 Sep 2016 20:42:16
Had MW not said in the past that Bartons outputs are just "tongue in cheek "; that might come back and bite us. Also how many times have we seen players going at it at training bust ups, but also put down as players want to win so badly. Martin is trouble but is also clever and whatever happens he has all the good cards to play. if he get sacked he will mouth off to anyone and everyone; if he gets a payoff and confidentiality clause that will cost us money we don't have. If he goes without any clause to stay silent; he will expose any nonsense he wants to put out there and sue me and be damned. Not good position for us to be in.

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18 Sep 2016 21:05:09
Honest ger. I agree that dismissing someone is not easy - and neither it should be. But I don't accept your rational, even if your assumptions are correct.

It depends on what he's done, it depends what his contracts states, it depends on club rules, it depends on any club disciplinary policy.

I don't think Rangers have done anything wrong. They've not comment publicly, they've sent him home (I'm assuming with pay, hence a suspension) and they will deal with him this week (the hearing) .

I'm pretty sure that through breach of contract, bringing the club into disrepute and an unauthorised interview they've got enough to get rid of him.

And I think they have to get rid of him or Warburton has no credibility.

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19 Sep 2016 09:39:32
BruisedBear, as a manager who has just completed some courses on disciplinary procedures you'd be amazed how difficult it is to actually get rid of someone. It normally takes months going through the correct procedures. I don't see anything that warrants an outright sacking without Barton suing for unfair dismissal. Even if he was face to face with Warburton and screaming obscenities at his team mates. Almost every manager and pundit, has publicly stated these sort of bust ups happen in football.

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19 Sep 2016 10:33:07
He had breached a confidentiality contract signed by going on talk sport, if he went face to face with warburton the he has to go, the gaffer can't afford to have anyone regardless of who it is think he can question the manager, Wallace n Walter wouldn't have accepted that!

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19 Sep 2016 10:36:34
I may be wide of the mark here as I'm no employment law expert but I thought given the nature of footballers contracts that it doesn't fall under the standard rules of employment law? Put it this way, you cannot under any circumstance "trade" a standard employee with transfer fees, however you can in football as they are essentially treated as assets on their balance sheets as available for sale assets. The contracts that govern footballers are unique to that industry and unless you know employment law specific to sports players, I'm not convinced they fall under the standard rules. It may very well be easier to punt barton that some believe and I recall Fran Sandaza's case of dismissal which didn't last very long.

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19 Sep 2016 10:58:47
Have to agree with honestger and coop here! rangers look to have no grounds for gross misconduct in this instance, not only would Barton have the rest of his contract paid out as a lump sum he would also have grounds for defamation of character and unfair dismissal.

From the alleged statements I think Halliday comes across like a spoilt brat who threw the toys out of the pram because someone had the audacity to not blow smoke up their bums. their performance in the old firm was not acceptable and was confounded on Saturday yet again. I'm glad someone in the dressing room (Barton) has a clear sense of what is expected and is willing to share his disgust with the others. If there was no reaction I would have been more worried.

Just my tuppence worth.

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19 Sep 2016 10:59:58
Left ibrox 15 mins ago. without comment. which is unlike him.

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19 Sep 2016 11:03:10
Suspended for 3 wks.

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