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Team: Rangers

Where from: Stevenston

Favourite player: Shota adverladze

Best team moment: Lovenkrands winner against celtic at hampden

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12 Feb 2017 19:41:46
Anyone else think there is more to it with joe dodoo! Not in squad again today but not heard of an injury so must assume there is an attitude problem.


1.) 12 Feb 2017 21:10:32
dont know but its a strange one to me

2.) 12 Feb 2017 21:36:07
Could it be that he is rubbish

3.) 12 Feb 2017 22:12:54
He is rubbish that's why

4.) 13 Feb 2017 06:37:03
Nothing strange about it, he's brutal.

5.) 13 Feb 2017 10:55:24
Hes hardly had 2 games together! Anyone who can judge a player after a few sub appearances should have thier CV in at ibrox! there's plenty of rubbish on show just now so he should fit in well

6.) 13 Feb 2017 23:50:06
Dodoo hasn't proved if he's good or average yet give him a chance. If he had the opportunity that Garner has had at Rangers then I'd bet his goal ratio would be much higher than Garner.

7.) 13 Feb 2017 21:14:28
In squad last week and should be in the team. Him and Garner should be the permanent pairing up front. Lost his place in today's squad to MOH returning from suspension. No conspiracy just poor judgement.

8.) 13 Feb 2017 23:08:03
Did he not come on and turn a game around with 2 great goals v Partick. or was that just a dream



04 Jan 2017 07:25:24
John toral from arsenal is apparently top target now? Other than to keep relations going with arsenal why bother? we will get second comfortably enough so why bring in a youngster on loan when we have guys of our own we could be developing.


1.) 04 Jan 2017 09:30:39
Unfortunately it doesn't look likely. We have had discussions but we are reluctant to pay the 50% of wage we would need to pay (he is currently on 30k - 15k has been deemed too much) .
Some may remember I wrote last week about a prem team player on loan in Spain but talks had broken down.
This was your man.

2.) 04 Jan 2017 10:47:16
he is not on 30k a week he is from what I am led to belive is the same as Gedion Zelalem which was 10-15k a week so we could manage it as bartons wages have gone.

3.) 04 Jan 2017 11:06:17
As long as he is a player that improves the current side then I am all for it! Find it strange that Hardie was allowed out on loan considering our severe lack of centre forwards, would like to see a defensive midfielder in to take hallidays place, I think that would really shore up our defence and another striker who is a proven goal scorer.

4.) 04 Jan 2017 11:07:59
Jon toral is a very good attacking midfielder and better than any player in that position currently at ibrox! So that's why bother, nic-861!

5.) 04 Jan 2017 11:13:32
Would like to see Burt and the boy Thompson promoted to first team squad in second half of season.

6.) 04 Jan 2017 11:44:29
Ibrox Loyal, I got this info 2nd hand but came from MW himself.
Don't get me wrong I'm not saying we can't afford him but I assume we are trying to keep Barton money for other people.
MW was just saying 15k is too much for us to fork out on him particularly.

7.) 04 Jan 2017 12:34:01
6mth loan for a guy who no doubt warbs will no doubt say nds time to get used to the pace of scottish football by the time that happens his loan deal will be done don't see the logic in this one.

8.) 04 Jan 2017 17:08:16
So were going to spend a few grand a week on wages we don't have supercooper just to give someone elses youngsters game time when young burt or crooks could come in? If we had anychance of this guy long term I would be all for it but we don't so I say again why?

9.) 04 Jan 2017 17:08:16
So were going to spend a few grand a week on wages we don't have supercooper just to give someone elses youngsters game time when young burt or crooks could come in? If we had anychance of this guy long term I would be all for it but we don't so I say again why?

10.) 04 Jan 2017 17:49:39
The difference is Nic that this guy by the sounds of it could come in and make a positive impact straight away, Crooks hasn't kicked his own @rse since he joined us and clearly the management don't think Burt can IMPROVE the first team quite yet.

11.) 04 Jan 2017 18:19:23
Joey Bartons contract is being Honoured in full! His agent saw to it!

12.) 04 Jan 2017 19:19:31
I get the fact he might be a decent player rutherglenbear but any penny that leaves our coffers must be investment in OUR squad we don't have time or money to spend on guys coming in who won't be there next summer! And as far as crooks goes he isn't playing as he needs games to get match sharp so again get him involved and hopefully if he is a player then he's fully tuned up for next season ie ready to make a fist of it domestically and europa lge.

13.) 04 Jan 2017 21:06:29
Don't believe for a minute Barton's contract being paid in full as he has signed by Burnley you can't get paid to wages.

14.) 04 Jan 2017 21:19:05
Of course you can happens all the time.

15.) 04 Jan 2017 22:46:26
Rangers would have ended up in employment court, charged with constructive dismissal, which it was! Bartons agent told them their case was water tight, it was! Bartons next Ibrox wage payout is due at the end of January.

16.) 04 Jan 2017 21:44:11
Another lost soul from Warburton past. Getting sick of us going after players that have flopped elsewhere- and this guy has been a flop at Granada (hardly Barcelona or even espanyol) .

If this is his idea on how to improve our side, and surely even deluded fans must admit it desperately needs improvement, then get Warburton out and a manager with a clue in.

How can we possibly close the gap on Celtic with signings like this- we can't.

We need to show imagination and ambition- there are good players out there available for little money, but if you are obsessed with players from your past you won't find them.

17.) 05 Jan 2017 09:52:53
Luigi, this is the best we can hope for while King is in charge. The questions are already being asked whether the three Bears and the Two Far East Investors are now getting tired of funding the Club while King does nothing but mouth it off. We need to see serious investment in quality players if we are to be anything other than a team fighting annually for the minor places!

18.) 06 Jan 2017 14:01:21
Nic_861,its very worthwhile bringing in a player in the ilk of jon toral mate! Remember its originally for a 6 month loan deal but he's out of contract at the arsenal in the summer! Who's to say we might have a chance of getting jon toral permanently! That would enhance our starting 11 and bring value to our club! This guy is only still 21 years old has had a fantastic grounding! If we do sign him permanently, he will make us good money in the transfer market a few years down the line! So it potentially could be value to rangers!



23 Dec 2016 08:00:53
Linked with sam nicholson from the hearts this morning! Have to say I did like what I've seen from him but had a bad injury so i'd be cautious of this! What u think lads?


1.) 23 Dec 2016 08:47:01
I agree Nic, caution is the keyword. With the injuries that have plagued the like of Windass, Rossiter and Crooks surely we should be signing fit players!?

2.) 23 Dec 2016 08:57:15
It would be a pre-contract agreement. we wouldn't get him until next year, Nicholson is a great wee player. I'd take him in a heart beat.

3.) 23 Dec 2016 09:22:23
Yes sign Nicholson on a pre contract. Good prospect and a goal scoring attacking midfielder, would fit into our system very well.

4.) 23 Dec 2016 09:53:06
Get Jota in on loan for the rest of the season and then sign him up in the summer. Get Nicholson in on a pre contract. sign a good Centreback and we should be a very solid team.

5.) 23 Dec 2016 10:17:46
Agree but need a few quality additions to take us from a team better than hearts and Aberdeen to the next level to actually challange that lot.

6.) 23 Dec 2016 10:19:02
for me I think that garner is gonny score goals as to will waggy now he is back with hunger.

I do think that we still should be looking at proven goalscorers from maybe Europe sumwhere.

7.) 23 Dec 2016 10:36:28
Always liked what I've seen from Nicholson. Good Scottish prospect that if we sign and develop will be worth a few quid in the future.

8.) 23 Dec 2016 12:57:40
Big fan of Nicholson, Think we should make this happen, if hearts were willing to accept a couple of hundred thousand i'd get it done in jan, if not a pre contract agreement could be good with development fee.

9.) 23 Dec 2016 17:12:48
pre contract only for me i wouldn't be too interested in filling any team in the leagues bank account none of them nd us apparently but after st johnstone on the 28th we'll have bn every teams biggest crowd of the season go figure eh.

10.) 23 Dec 2016 17:34:08
The priority should be 2 centre backs because we're always going to be vulnerable and under pressure with whoever plays out of the 4 of them.

11.) 24 Dec 2016 05:53:50
Would pass on Nicholson. look what happened to Templeton.

12.) 24 Dec 2016 06:20:50
Caw1. Not sure what connection is, apart from Hearts?

13.) 24 Dec 2016 10:02:18
David Templeton has struggled that much with injuries it's went to his head, same as guys like David bentley etc.

14.) 24 Dec 2016 11:07:26
Nicholson apart from this season only missed 6 or 7 games in the past 2 seasons (Championship and Premier league) that's pretty good?

15.) 24 Dec 2016 17:26:37
Decent player - but we need real quality to catch Celtic.

Unless we start showing imagination and ambition the gap between us and them will only grow.

16.) 25 Dec 2016 07:14:59
I think Warburton has shown both imagination (Nico) and ambition (Joey) . He's scraping around for deals and some will be better than others. I'd like to see some of his signings move on for a mark up and reinvested in the team. And some of the others recover from injury and show us why he bought them.




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21 Feb 2017 13:45:02
What are your opinions on Frank de Boer? Undoubted talent as a player a legend in dutch football and manged a good ajax side! (Not going to judge him at inter they were in turmoil) What i'd like to know is do you guys think he would adapt to managing on a small budget!? Or change his total football philosophy when needed to win games!? Imo you need top drawer players to play this kind of football!? Every coach has a way of playing but we need someone who knows how to mix it up and win ugly when needed, not sure de boer is that type of guy!


1.) 21 Feb 2017 18:20:36
He was working on a budget in holland ( not as small as he would have with us ) but he developed and played youngsters.

2.) 22 Feb 2017 14:17:35
I would like Henning Berg.

3.) 22 Feb 2017 14:37:57
Surely it would make more sense to judge him on his time at Inter than his time at Ajax given that it would be closer to what he would have to deal with at Ibrox. He won't be inheriting a good side.

4.) 22 Feb 2017 14:50:25
I don't think he is either to be fair. Billy Davies for me

5.) 22 Feb 2017 16:23:38
listen any manager coming in can't be blamed for anything if the don't have a good kitty to try and close the gap.



12 Feb 2017 12:11:03
Dont think the boy gilmour is ready to be in a first team squad maybe, but its refreshing to see greame murty having the balls to make that sort of call!


1.) 12 Feb 2017 13:06:47
Gikmour in the squad today?

2.) 12 Feb 2017 13:11:44
If he's good enough then why not. Our current squad isn't good enough to deny a talented youngster like Gilmour an opportunity. Hope the young lad gets a run out at some point.



11 Feb 2017 19:40:29
How do we think murty will set up his side tomorrow?

I would imagine he won't want to make drastic changes and start changing shape of side due to lack of time to work with players wouldn't imagine he had anything other than a quick meeting this morning and a light session probably would have kept it to basics ie bit of ball work and some movement drills! Nothing technical!


1.) 12 Feb 2017 00:59:52
It would be a start if he played his team selection in their natural positions.



03 Feb 2017 19:49:34
As we all know halliday is struggling badly, as a few other posters have said he will continue to play as we don't have any other defensive minded midfield player! Is that a reason to keep a guy in the side that is not performing or do we try a make shift option! My thinking is hodson infront of our back four as a shield and to cover runs from midfield! It means keeping tav at full back but I think hodson is an honest wee guy who would hold his position and give us more enery in that area! Thoughts?


1.) 03 Feb 2017 20:08:16
The problem is that he is not defensively minded. He is being played out of position because we signed two crocks, Rossiter and Crooks and have no one else for that position. not even a youngster. because Warburton jettisoned Murdock.

For the life of me I do not understand why Crooks was allowed to go out on loan, boy he must be bad to be behind Halliday.

I am sorry but I don't accept that we have no one else; I would even be tempted to play Wilson in that role or basically anyone because Halliday is atrocious! He can't pass the ball forward, it is either sideways or backwards. His pass completion ratio is poor and would be worse if the receiving player didn't 'bust a gut' to get the ball. He lacks commitment, looks as though he knows that he is undroppable. He lacks guile, he lacks the passion for the jersey that should be expected from a Rangers fan. He has no aggression whatsoever and bottom line, he is just not good enough for this league.

2.) 03 Feb 2017 20:48:25
Your right he's is not good enough just thinking of ways of freshening things up! Really dissapointed about the chance (if u could call it that) crooks was given a start away to hearts playing right hand side! Think il give up posting, the more I write the more I wonder what the hell goes on in warburtons head lol

3.) 04 Feb 2017 13:20:33
Do you know my biggest problem tom, it's that warburton just won't accept that certain players aren't up to the job, but he keeps playing, btw I've been one of his biggest fans, but no more, wed night broke me



28 Jan 2017 16:10:50
I assume hodson is carrying a knock? I know we joke about tav being undroppable but deary me he was hoaching again today as was halliday sooner we get a sitting midfield player the better! Quality won the game in hyndman amd miller but that's only until may then they both leave club as things stand


1.) 28 Jan 2017 18:12:30
One of Taverniers better games today, certainly in the last few months.

Halliday like the rest of the 9 outfield players were poor for the first half hour or so today, but stepped up in the second half.

Neither Hyndman or Miller will leave. Miller will get a new contract and Hyndman will get loaned for another six months at least.

We have a decent sitting midfielder in Jordan Rossiter, just need him getting a run of games before the season ends, then he can kick on for next season.

We win, we complain.

We lose or draw, we want the manager out.

2.) 28 Jan 2017 18:40:44
I thought Tav had a decent game, especially since we had lost MOH. There was more Motherwell attacks coming down Wallace's side! Halliday was poor, stray passes, square passes and back passes! He did look better though when he went further forward.

3.) 28 Jan 2017 19:37:16
Sorry guys, Tavernier and Halliday were absolutely honking. Both are playing a league above their ability and need to go.

4.) 28 Jan 2017 19:58:18
wee-ecky, i really don't think it would matter how well Tavernier played in any game there is a number of fans who would still find fault, Halliday and Holt seem to have been treated differently inasmuch only now many are beginning to realise they have been passengers for a long time.

5.) 28 Jan 2017 20:15:42
Tav and Halliday are absolutely gash. So is kiernan canny string 2 passes together. Toral was terrible 1st half. Wallace Mckay Miller Hyndman Hill won us that game.

6.) 28 Jan 2017 20:48:39
Rangeken, every game I pray that everyone wearing that jersey plays well, that the team plays well, that the manager gets it right, that our great support is rewarded, that I can cheer to the rooftops. Some let us down more than others, and it's no great feeling to criticise, but today those two were awful. Hyndman was a treat to watch, Toral showed in flashes what he will bring when fully fit, Miller was class - again - and Hill battled all day. And when (if ever) Tav gives us a display to cheer, I'll praise him too.

7.) 29 Jan 2017 00:35:28
Not complaining thorn stating fact that as things stand the two best players on pitch today leave at end of season! And I have never wanted the manager out! I just can't get my head round his selection at times why ohalleran in team never offered us a thing and tav and halliday are also poor we have better players twiddling there thumbs on sidelines

8.) 29 Jan 2017 16:03:38
Said for a long time now that tav and haliday should be nowhere near the team along with kiernan.




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14 Feb 2017 11:03:41
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13 Feb 2017 10:55:24
Hes hardly had 2 games together! Anyone who can judge a player after a few sub appearances should have thier CV in at ibrox! there's plenty of rubbish on show just now so he should fit in well




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11 Feb 2017 16:01:07
Think billy davies won playoffs with derby county! Guy has a great track record in english championship! Which is arguably the most competitive league in europe!




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10 Feb 2017 23:38:52
Yes, get it round them! Big david weir has suprised me if he thinks that's the way to act at our great club! Board have played a blinder 👏




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10 Feb 2017 22:11:51
Dont think he's 16 yet


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24 Feb 2017 16:45:10
Cant you see mckays development is being hindered by playing in a very poor team! Its only my opinion but he looks like he's not interested and I think its down to poor man management he should have been dropped before when his form dipped, he is thought of as our star player and the expectations of some fans have taken there toll on him he needs the coach to put an arm around him and tell him he has a great future ahead of him and give him a week off get hiso head cleared take some pressure off and let him enjoy his football when he comes back in! Young players in particular find it hard when there low on confidence, and him playing every week and churning out poor performance is helping no one!




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24 Feb 2017 13:26:26
Think we should drop mackay he looks like he's given up again! Think the pressure gets to him at times!
Seen the provisional squad for tonight no surprises in it so other than Houston none of youngster will play!
Center backs in squad are keirnan wilson and senderos obviously hill is injured! I wouldn't play keirnan again so think its got to be senderos and wilson




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24 Feb 2017 12:42:47
Have seen the 20s a few times and been inpressed with ashmore and barjonas who both play middle of the park also agree bates and dodoo should be given a run! Trouble being is it fair to throw the youngsters into a team lacking any leadership!? Ok bleeding one or two!




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21 Feb 2017 13:27:37
Yes to an extent we have been unfortunate this season, rossiter barton and niko would have been a perfect midfield trio. And I think windass and crooks will come good. These players haven't featured, but on the other hand niko deal should have been sealed quicker giving him more of a pre season same goes for barton (time off for book launches etc) if these guys all started the season in tip top shape maybe we would have the problems we have now. Warburton really did get found out, barton is a twat but if warburton had put him in his place from the day he signed he would have been a great player for us. Shouting his mouth off in papers and social media should have been nipped in bud from day one, he should have been told your here to play football go and prove how good you are, but it never was addressed and barton became too big for his boots!




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15 Feb 2017 15:48:18
Hes not had a good run of first team action or I think he would have proved to be worth his place