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Team: Rangers

Where from: Greenock

Favourite player: Edwin Van Der Sar

Best team moment: Rangers winning the league on the last day of the season courtesy of two last minute Scott McDonald goals for Motherwell.

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10 Jan 2017 11:39:09
A move to Stoke seems to be on the horizon for Berahino. Ali Crawford being spoken to about a pre-contract but very much early days. Toral still expected to move. Warburton still in the market for a striker and a goalkeeper if Gilks goes. Expect no business outside of these positions unless someone much better than what we have before available.




04 Jan 2017 20:33:03
Ali Crawford now retweets a message about coming home to the blueside of Glasgow. I was confident a few weeks ago when I posted that he was coming. Now feel like its pretty much a certainty. He can be the spark we need. A decent cb, cdm and striker would be ideal.


1.) 04 Jan 2017 20:45:00
I hope you're wrong mate. Don't get me wrong he's a decent wee player but don't think he's much better than what we have, he'd just end up a squad player. We need players that are going to noticeably make a difference to our starting 11.

2.) 04 Jan 2017 21:05:55
i'd take ally crawford before any youngster on a 6mth loan deal if were honest our midfield this season has been pretty much our original 4th 5th 6th choice midfielders adding quality to midfield will hopefully take pressure off our defence as far to many times this season halliday n co lose posession in very silly areas.

3.) 04 Jan 2017 21:36:53
I think Crawford is better at Accies than Naisy was at Killie. He has been carrying Accies on his back for a couple years now and is capable of changing games single handedly, something we really lack.

4.) 04 Jan 2017 21:37:10
Crawford is young and has the potential to develop. I would be delighted to see him at Rangers alongside Jota and the young Arsenal lad. We need to up the quality of player we have at the club right now.

Players like Halliday were ok in the Championship but are out of their depth in the Premier League.

5.) 04 Jan 2017 23:46:21
I don't know y Crawford is getting suchome a hard time, the fact is if he goes south to the championship he will move on to a bigger club for a substantial fee! He's a real good young scottish player and better than the majority we have at our disposal (windass and rossiter excluded) so I hope this happens 10%.

6.) 04 Jan 2017 23:46:35
100% even.

7.) 05 Jan 2017 00:40:13
I've said it many times, if we have a modicum of ambition, players like Crawford (and I watch Accies regularly) would never get near a Rangers jersey. He's just not good enough, end of.

8.) 05 Jan 2017 09:43:15
Lansbury is the guy we should be pulling out all the stops to sign but it now looks like Celtic are favourites to sign him. With King in charge we will fall further and further behind them. The guy either has no money or no ambition for the club.
Add to this his appalling attempts to negate the Sports Direct contracts when a friendly renegotiation for the benefit of both parties would have been more beneficial.
Where is all the transparency and where is all the King funding that was promised. So far the Three Bears and the Far East guys appear to be the only ones parting with cash.

9.) 05 Jan 2017 11:21:56
How can you say appalling attempts to renegotiate with Sports Direct. Friendly negotiation is just not in Ashley's mindset, the guy is a ruthless business individual who has the contracts LEGALLY watertight in his favour, thanks to the dross who were in charge of our club before the present board, I'm sorry to say we will not be rid of Sports Direct for another 6 years or until Ashley decides to get out, but it is not about money for him, he is screwing us into the ground simply because he can.

10.) 05 Jan 2017 13:19:35
I posted that Ali Crawford will sign for rangers but it's looking likely it will either be burton or charlton.

11.) 05 Jan 2017 14:14:00
Burton Albion is about his level. Nowhere near good enough for us.

12.) 05 Jan 2017 15:51:14
How can you be so against Ali Crawford? I don't understand. Were you against Naisy when he came from Killie? That Hamilton team wouldn't even be in the top 4 in the championship yet he has single-handedly kept them up. He is a fantastic player, much better than we have.

13.) 05 Jan 2017 20:26:42
He's not even close to what naismith was like at killie in my opinion Crawfords a decent player if we want to stay as we are but if we want to kick on and improve we must aim higher.

14.) 05 Jan 2017 21:20:14
I am not 'against' anybody, what an absurd suggestion. Naismith was miles better then than Crawford is now. The lad's an average player who will find his level in England's second or third tier. Have you actually seen him or Accies? Imagine suggesting that Crawford single handedly kept them up! Lolol!

15.) 05 jan 2017 22:06:52
colshygers, are you for real? jon toral is miles in front of ali crawford with ease mate! i quite like crawford but he's not in the same league as toral! honestly i don't know what some of you guys see! anyone with half a football brain, knows toral by a distance is better than crawford!



05 Dec 2016 10:37:22
I have heard there is a chance we will make a move to sign Ali Crawford in January, and if we don't get him that the interest won't end there. Not a particularly reliable source ad its from the Accies end rather than the Rangers end. Would be happy if true however.


1.) 05 Dec 2016 16:59:03
Why do we want to sign players like this man, we are going to be in Celtics shadows for a long long time if we don't sign players better than our own already.

2.) 05 Dec 2016 17:34:03
He's streets ahead of our 'goalscoring' midfielders. If you watched any amount of Hamilton games in the last few years you'll notice how good he is.

3.) 05 Dec 2016 18:21:10
I watch Hamilton regularly. We need to be far more ambitious than Crawford, a very average player.

4.) 05 Dec 2016 18:40:25
I like Crawford think he'd be a good addition to the team.

5.) 05 Dec 2016 20:44:06
Very average? No disrespect but as a fellow occasional watcher of Hamilton I think he is single-handedly keeping Accies in the league. Would welcome him, especially as he knows the league and would not take any time to get up to speed.

6.) 06 Dec 2016 14:11:20
What kind of statement is that R4NG3R5? An example mate. Where did celtic get armstrong from? Because ali crawford currently plays for hamilton accies doesn't mean he can't go on to be a very good player for rangers! Every signing is a gamble!

7.) 06 Dec 2016 20:39:05
As I said, I've seen Crawford, watched him more closely since he was first linked with Rangers, saw nothing that excites me. Average player with nohing to suggest he has in him the level of improvement he would need to play for us.

8.) 06 Dec 2016 20:07:22
Remember james mcarthur and james mcCarthy came through the hamilton accies ranks and look at the level these 2 players are playing at! Ali crawford would be a good signing for us imo!

9.) 07 Dec 2016 00:08:02
Both of those players were miles ahead of Crawford. They were the talk of the place since they were kids and a blind man going past the park on a bus could have spotted their talent. Crawford's not even close, never will be.




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20 Feb 2017 08:15:46
This attitude of 'we have to learn to accept failure' is totally wrong. If Aberdeen or Hearts had the budget that we had and could afford to spend £1.8million on a single player then I fear to think how far ahead of us they would be. Regardless of where we have been, a club our size, with our budget, should be nearer 1st than 12th (points wise) . It has been an abysmal season and we deserve better.


1.) 20 Feb 2017 08:23:53
That'll be why we sacked/ let go/ Who knows our manager, assistant manager and Head of Recruitment. We all know it's been a shambles. We were never meant to spend so much this year, but Warbs insisted on it.

2.) 20 Feb 2017 09:20:57
The manager was sacked because he wanted a move elsewhere. Very much doubt he would have been sacked before season's end otherwise. Besides, I meant the attitude of some fans

3.) 20 Feb 2017 09:21:29
what you say about it being a shambles is true but our great club was used and abused by White, Green, Ashley and the old board. We have not totally wasted the last five years but it's been close. The club needs strong leadership with clear goals. If Bates is not better then Keirnan then he has no future at Rangers. Give youth a chance, give one of them the last 15 minutes of a home game. Our two big signings of MOH and JG have been disappointing so we have not much to lose and everything to gain.

4.) 20 feb 2017 09:57:58
murray wasted it. who would sell the worlds most succesful football club for £1, why did dave king no buy it for the £1 as he had the chance to back then.

5.) 20 Feb 2017 10:27:08
Lance, King knew what trouble we were in. Also Murray sold it to Whyte, someone who was banned from being a director, Murray didn't even look into Whyte. Don't have a moan at King for not buying us for a £1, have a moan at Murray for doing a runner.

6.) 20 Feb 2017 12:01:33
Murray sold Rangers for £18M. The nominal sum of £1 was for the assets on the basis that the bank debt would be paid back! The business was insolvent and the assets effectively worthless hence the £1 nominal fee.

7.) 20 feb 2017 12:37:00
onlyshadow, i'm having a moan at murray, but king came in and started from fresh and according to most the club are now in as much debt now as they were then. why do most rangers fans want these ex people in charge, king and paul murray were on that board that put the club out of buisness.

had the chance of the american guys cash and fans told him where to go! why? what connection did souness, smith or mcleish have with the club before they arrived.

8.) 20 Feb 2017 16:47:23
It amazes me that everyone is blaming the management team, and not a word against king, and don't forget most supporters, even the finest puntits (Keevins and Johnstone) said Rangers would win the league, warburton wears a magic hat, and can get players from the lower leagues and turn them into superstars. How much really has been spent and if king I recall king was flapping his gums about a mass spent on the January window

9.) 20 Feb 2017 16:51:35
@onlyshow - the board are as complicit by giving him the additional funds to spend.

10.) 20 Feb 2017 20:09:36
too many players hididng



19 Feb 2017 17:07:13
We are simply dreadful. Another terrible, heartless display. Murty is inept, we are atrocious. 6 points ahead of fourth. Can't believe there is people on here who earlier said we could beat Celtic. Hilarious. We are so shocking.


1.) 19 Feb 2017 17:13:35
We are absolute honking I don't think dynamo magician could do much with that team we have, its hard to see us improving without some proper leadership from the very top



12 Feb 2017 17:11:54
Hands up, I thought Morton would get a result today and they never. Very nearly did though and we were not much better than them, which i'm not surprised by.

The clamour for McLeish is embarrassing, he was rightfully punted the first time and has been a failure at most jobs since Scotland. He couldn't even last a season in Egypt. Celtic have a really really good manager, and that is what we need. If we are going bargain basement, at least make it Tommy Wright.


1.) 12 Feb 2017 21:51:47
Thought big Eck did a decent enough job against a strong Celtic under O'Neill and he did take Birmingham into the top 10 of the EPL and beat Arsenal in a League Cup final.

He does seem to have lost his way though in recent years but I'd take him over Billy Davies any day of the week.

2.) 13 Feb 2017 18:36:33
Id prefer barry ferguson and mcinness as a team barry as coach and he would get the lads fighting for it going backwards is not the answer i'd even prefer hughes ti mcliesh



04 Feb 2017 16:57:57
Totally toothless in attack, £1.8million spent on a donkey whilst our centre halves have a combined age of about 70. Poor result again and if Morton win next week (which isn't as unlikely as it should be), then Warburton must fall on his sword.


1.) 04 Feb 2017 17:00:49
Garner is a 4-4-2 striker, he can't play this way, it was ridiculous to try an change him into something he naturally is not

2.) 04 Feb 2017 17:42:25
Bang on gram! Garner needs a nippy player playing off him! Too many square peg round holes right through team

3.) 04 Feb 2017 17:02:39
He shouldn't he given the chance to be our manager next week. Taxi for Mr W tonight and start rebuilding for next season now. Utter shambles.

4.) 04 Feb 2017 17:09:26
£1.8million should buy a striker capable of scoring sitters against bottom six teams no matter what system he plays.

5.) 04 Feb 2017 17:15:02
Well he must be a bit of a waste of money then isn't he! He has more yellow cards than goals lol too funny!

6.) 04 Feb 2017 18:06:41
Spot on gram he's never played up top himself

7.) 04 Feb 2017 18:15:01
4-4-2 striker? He's no kind of striker.

8.) 04 Feb 2017 18:24:36
This is why preston sold him they changed to 1 up front and he is not suitable for that role he needs a partner certainly not worth what we paid for him tho could have got better value elsewhere



28 Jan 2017 14:21:30
'Why sign loan players? '

Hope Hyndman shut up those questions today, top display.


1.) 28 Jan 2017 14:37:14
Totally agree Spoc, hyndman looks a very good player, good fing by a manager who only signs duds lol
All jokes aside hyndman looks like he could be a big asset in midfield, but we still need to score more goals

2.) 28 Jan 2017 14:42:09
Well said spoc! These boys have a big part to play in second half of season and I wonder when Garner is back if he will get more goals with these guys in the team. we needed these loan signings to give us more chance of getting second. I do think the right attacking position is up for grabs as not convinced Waghorn or Ohalloran are consistent enough. Should forester or dodo be given a run now?

3.) 28 Jan 2017 15:41:25
FFS you guys listening to yourselves?
Yes it was a good 3 pts but against a very poor Team that we struggled against last week and until we scored today.

Yes the 2 loans looked good but again, against a poor team.

The fact we might need them to secure 2nd says it all really.
Warburtons signings have been very poor and he will never do as a manager. It is the guys he didn't sign that keeps him in a job.

Take off the tinted specs guys and see it for what it is. 3 points no more no less

4.) 28 Jan 2017 16:53:04
The point was only about Hyndman. So obviously you weren't 'Listening'

5.) 28 Jan 2017 16:55:11
Gosman, yet again negativity overshadows a whole host of positives not least another 3 points.

6.) 28 Jan 2017 17:48:41
Yet again gosman another anti rangers post from anti rangers fan. can your lot not just enjoy a bloody win, btw Motherwell very nearly beat Celtic a couple of weeks ago at fir park, they ain't that bad on their day.

7.) 28 Jan 2017 20:38:19
Full weekend nightshift didn't even see game but just watched highlights there, scored one n set up 2 in a game and a bit for hyndman, boy looks a bit special we've got somebody who can pick out a pass in there now! I've been critical this season but the boys showed some guts today after going down to 10 so early, well in!




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19 Feb 2017 10:35:17
'They are beatable'

They have dropped 2 points all season, are unbeaten domestically and have a striker worth more than our entire squad. We need to get real, maybe, just maybe, Fods is better than Gordon. After that? Not one of our players would get a start for Celtic.

Major rebuild needed.




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18 Feb 2017 10:12:34
We beat an injury ravaged Morton 2-1 (and they missed an open goal, how on earth does that translate into giving Celtic a game? Cone on.




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15 Feb 2017 13:12:35
No chance they will put money in without changing team strips and name etc.




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14 Feb 2017 19:49:31
How could you wish that on any team? Aren't you all tired of Sevco jokes etc.? Gary you're a joke.

The Arabs deserve a club to support, Thomson is a crook. He would have fitted in perfectly with the likes of Green. Hope they don't go bust, I also moved to Dundee for uni and despite preferring Dundee (played with Nicky Low and adored big Harkins) it would be a disaster for them. They still pull great crowds. Having said that I would love Morton to go up so that would help.

Anyway, I would be surprised.




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30 Jan 2017 09:09:22
Bring back Sasa Papac.





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28 Mar 2017 08:50:20
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22 Mar 2017 14:12:14
McGinn would be our best midfielder but he would never play for us, and that's coming from his dad. He hates Rangers and if he is good enough for us then he is good enough to go somewhere else which he will eventually do.

Crawford is the opposite. I don't know him or anything like that, not even a bit. But I know he's a rangers man and desperate to play for us. Low price, low risk, possible high return. Good enough to be like Naisy.




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16 Mar 2017 14:46:58
As a Morton fan I would be devastated if Duffy went to Rangers. But he would be an unbelievably good appointment.




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27 Feb 2017 08:12:06
They'd still have to pay a redundancy package.




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26 Feb 2017 04:18:53
Watch Morton a lot, including today at Tannadice, and young Murdoch is miles better than Halliday. Gasparatto must also be better than what we have. So no, no thanks to McCoist. He destroyed our youth and wasted an absolute golden chance.