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03 Jan 2017 02:23:23
I'm told that if Watford lose to Stoke tonight then Mazzarri and his tribe of coaches and staff will be sacked in the next few days and the club will approach Rangers for permission to speak to Warburton.

wee-ecky

1.) 03 Jan 2017 14:11:38
I must say that this rumour came from a former colleague who is a season ticket holder with both Watford and Rangers and who has decent contacts at both clubs. And Warburton would be the Watford fans' choice.


2.) 03 Jan 2017 15:56:36
I don't think he's had a fair crack at the spl. With injuries and Barton and players needing to make the step up and limited finances he's done well so far.

Yes you could say he is stubborn with tactics and building from the back when its possible we lack the expertise to do this but he is at least got us in to 2nd and trying to build a footballing philosophy at the club.

If we can bring in a few better quality players in the next couple of windows and keep following that process. gradually improve the team we should keep getting better obviously would be great to see some young lads coming through also.


3.) 03 Jan 2017 15:56:44
Maybe they'll go for another old boy, wee Brenda.


4.) 03 Jan 2017 17:14:46
well iam off work till monday so if Warburton needs a lift I'm more than happy to take him down. might need to hire a mini bus as there's a lot more in tht team i would like to drop off elsewhere.


5.) 03 Jan 2017 18:14:09
We're all entitled to our own opinions, but Warbs / Weir are building for the future. Let's give them time. They're making good progress and will not only challenge for the title soon - they'll give us a conveyer belt of future talent and a sustainable future.

Nobodies about to throw tens of millions at us like in past days! so I, for one, am going to keep supporting what they're doing.


6.) 04 Jan 2017 08:09:49
How reliable and good is your source wee-ecky? Not doubting you here mate, just curious! I like yourself enjoy sharing on here, any news or pieces of info I hear, with fellow bears! Heard we're looking at young falkirk left back called gallagher to eventually become the longterm replacement for lee wallace. I think he's only 17 years old! I've heard very good reports on him from a falkirk supporting friend of mine!


7.) 04 Jan 2017 08:53:30
Fingers crossed then, he's had his chance. We keep being told "we'll learn from this" but unfortunately he hasn't although most of us have as its glaringly obvious. For some reason warbs can't see it.


8.) 04 Jan 2017 11:57:30
Supercooper eleven, my contact's speaking as a fan with a foot in both camps. He's Scottish, a retired journalist, and has lived near Watford for more than 30 years so he hears the gossip now and then. All I can say is it's a strong rumour, but a rumour nonetheless, that's why I put it here.


9.) 04 Jan 2017 13:35:33
Warbs and Weir building for the future?
Are you having a laugh?
They can't build a team now. Never mind the future.
We need a team now not the future.
There's only so many times we can listen to, we will learn from it and carry it to the next game. Been here 18 months, and still doesn't know our best 11

I think it's time for them to go.
They have done absolutely nothing to our team.
If we didn't draw with sceptic at Hampden ( let's face it, it was a draw, not a win ) they would have been out in the summer.
Every single summer signing has been a joke.
Add that to the second rate players they bought last year. The results are clear to see.

Get Walter and durrant back to get us on course. 2 proper rangers men.

Not fat mcoist who just wants to bleed us dry.
He should never be allowed back into Ibrox ever again.


10.) 04 Jan 2017 15:51:49
Warburton hasn't been given the financial support to help him build for the future. Instead he has needed to replace a pathetically poor squad of players recruited by McCoist by way of free transfers, loanees and lower league players. Add to that the fact that his better signings for the assault on the Premier league are out injured or, in the case of Barton, was forced out of the club after a spat with Barton, no doubt for telling him how crap he was!

Given the same resources as Smith had at his disposal I suspect that Warburton would be every bit as successful as his counterpart at Celtic will be with the resources that he has this disposal.

Souness hit the nail on the head when he said that Warburton needed to be given the financial support by King, otherwise it is going to be a long few seasons ahead of us irrespective of who is our manager!


 

 

14 Sep 2016 01:02:39
Anybody heard of a young defender called Leo Chambers? I'm told we're after him.

wee-ecky

1.) 14 Sep 2016 11:06:07
West ham cb, never seen him play but he looks like he could be an aireal threat.


2.) 14 Sep 2016 21:08:50
Kranjcar and barton surely must b dropped this weekend. halliday windass and rossiter a must fir me if holt still struggling . and MOH surely must get a starting berth with garner and waggy upfront wi him. we need a massive reaction to last weeks unacceptable showing.
No more sub standard performances. time to stand up and be counted. new signings must fit into last seasons system as opposed to trying to fit the system round kranjcar and barton. reputations alone don't count! Intae them!


 

 

02 Aug 2016 02:43:55
Heard from a good source that we approached Watford with an enquiry about Craig Cathcart and were given short shrift.

wee-ecky

1.) 02 Aug 2016 06:54:08
He's One year into a four year deal. No wonder.


2.) 02 Aug 2016 11:25:40
So far we've failed to attract some CD's that are EPL has beens/ squad players at best so now were targeting starters? Not a chance!


3.) 02 Aug 2016 13:14:20
RFC INFINITY we are the rangers mate and most of the links that have been on this site are drivel and we haven't tried for most of them only link is in supporters heads.


4.) 02 Aug 2016 13:39:21
People aren't going to leave a strong Bearth in a decent Premier league club whilst still in their prime.


5.) 02 Aug 2016 14:19:44
Here are some names of CB's who are out of contract.
Georg Niedermeier 30 years old.
David Wheater 29 " "
Marko Javanovic 28 " "
Xandao 28 " "
Roderic Filippi 27 " "
Surely one of these players could do a job for us as most are experienced and play at international level.


 

 

05 Jun 2016 02:50:26
Calum Chambers anyone? Arsenal want to put him out on loan for a season. Good cover for right back/ centre half.

wee-ecky

1.) 05 Jun 2016 04:44:14
good cover lol you joking.


2.) 05 Jun 2016 06:34:12
Cover. Calum chambers is a player would oust keirnan or Wilson for a starting slot no prob. would b a coup 🇬🇧🇬🇧.


3.) 05 Jun 2016 06:31:17
Good cover? Have you actually seen our full back and centre halfs there all shite bar wallace. chambers would literally walk into the side. We would be better off playing with 10 having chambers on his own CB than with the 2 diddies we currently have.


4.) 05 Jun 2016 13:23:01
He's worse than what we have.


5.) 05 Jun 2016 14:10:38
Arsenal would never loan him to the Scottish league and if they did he would be 100% first team all day long.


6.) 05 Jun 2016 16:24:46
Why not? He needs 1st team experience and to toughen up. Not going to get that down at the Arsenal selfie-squadron! They also loaned us Gedion who, worryingly for them, is one of their best prospects!


7.) 05 Jun 2016 16:32:31
Chambers is linked with a move back to Southampton lol cracking player some of the names on this the past week are cracking.


 

 

24 Apr 2016 02:36:44
I'm hearing that because Crewe are going down to Div2, Frank McParland fancies at least THREE of their young players, goalkeeper Ben Garratt, centre half Ben Nugent and striker Callum Saunders, Dean Saunders's son. Check them out, I don't know much about any of them, but this is a seriously strong tip.

wee-ecky

1.) 24 Apr 2016 13:28:50
Where did you hear that from Wee-ecky?


2.) 25 Apr 2016 00:39:09
Not boasting, Teddy, but I have a number of contacts through my job. This comes from someone who runs a scouting agency in the Midlands. He's only ever told me one thing before and that came good, so I don't think it's just talk. I'd like to hear if anyone knows anything about these guys, though.


3.) 25 Apr 2016 00:58:36
Just checked out these 3 lads myself. Keeper is a regular in England youth squads and is attracting lots of interest. Nugent seemingly a giant of a lad, 23 year old centre half and ex Cardiff City. Saunders is 20 and just completed his second season in the team. But that's it, all off the Crewe website. You never know.


4.) 25 Apr 2016 10:07:05
Fair enough! I will have to have a look at them. Thanks for the info.

{Ed001's Note - Ben Garratt has been watched by a number of clubs including West Ham and Arsenal amongst others. He is seen as a future England international.
Ben Nugent has interest from a few Championship clubs, though I think he will probably stay another season by the sounds of it.
Callum Saunders will take his dad's advice, but Swansea and Cardiff are both very keen on him, so it might be a tough sell.}


5.) 25 Apr 2016 10:14:24
Wee-Ecky, I have seen both Garret and Nugent play on several occasions and both would be fantastic signings, I think Garretts stock is pretty high due to his involment in the England set up.


6.) 25 Apr 2016 14:12:32
Glad somebody's actually seen them Scotty. I think they could be typical Warburton targets, right age, right experience, right pedigree. As I say, you never know, I did say there was lots of interest in the keeper. Maybe early enquiries have been made?


 

 

 

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24 Dec 2016 16:11:21
We were poor today, no doubt. We couldn't cope with Inverness physically, and when moving the ball we were sluggish and slack. What really concerns me, however, is that in every game we seem to die in the last 15 minutes. We just don't look fit enough or energetic enough to last the full 90 and that's when I fear the mhankies will run over us. It's a real worry and at this stage of the season we should be close to peak fitness.

wee-ecky

1.) 24 Dec 2016 19:35:56
Have we not won 3 games this season after 90 mins?


2.) 24 Dec 2016 22:07:53
He's chose his facts to push his own point of view. It's a poor argument.


3.) 24 Dec 2016 22:07:03
Wasn't the best game, some daft mistakes brought on by ourselves again. A few weeks ago we would have dropped points in this game, probably the only positive to take from game was the fact we won it. Big lift needed for midweek. C'mon let's keep the momentum going!


4.) 24 Dec 2016 22:36:18
We certainly were nowhere near our best today but we got the 3 points in a mediocre performance, something we wouldn't have been able to do a good few weeks back! Sometimes you have to win this way and thankfully we did. A special mention to clint hill today. Said at the game today with still around half an hour to play, that he was man of the match! Our defence looks a lot more solid when hill is playing in it! Great experience, which sticks out like a sore thumb, terrific reader of the game, puts fires out before they start, tremendous in the air, terrific communicator and organiser, at 38 years old reminds me very much of big davie weir when he signed for us at 37 years old! I think clint hill deserves another 1 year contract as he's an old school centre half! Quite simply big clint hill is a role model and terrific professional, as you can see with how well rob kiernan plays beside the very calm, cool clint hill! Imo, hill has to start next week against celtic, and i do think he will, with kiernan beside him!


 

 

24 Sep 2015 18:57:48
I'm reading a lot here about needing a good defensive midfield player. I'm told that's actually Dominic Ball's natural position, so I would try playing him there as a sweeper in front of the two CDs and to cover for whatever wing-back is pushing forward. This would leave a choice of Holt, Halliday and Zelalem for the other two central places and offer us just a wee bit more security. Since Oduwa can also play in the centre, it would have the added bonus of not seeing much of Law again. Better to try and test things now while we can. The league's almost certainly going to be won anyway.

wee-ecky

1.) 25 Sep 2015 09:05:42
We're playing a high line and it's modern football we're playing. It's obsolete and a myth to believe in the defensive holding midfielder these days. Arsenal have done pretty well without one the last 10 years.

People say Kiernan and Wilson aren't fast enough but they're a damn sight quicker than the likes of a McKinnon and Greig, Jackson and Forsyth. Halliday and Zelalem are must starters for us and we need their creativity. A Scott Brown ? No thanks. Lots posting we need Eustace and yet none have ever seen him play. I don't get that one. It's clear we need to score the first goal to limit this counter attacking philosophy of our opposition and McKay should start and Miller, if he does, sticks to the centre. I don't mind conceding 2 goals with this attacking style if we score 6.


2.) 25 Sep 2015 09:33:47
Kfraser. Defensive mid is a more relevant role now more than ever due to attacking style of modern full backs.
Siting arsenal as a model for success over 10 years is defeating your own argument.
Compare them to Chelsea (essien, matic) or man u (carrick, keane) every great team has a midfield dynamo. Real, barca. Great attacking quality supported by a rock.


3.) 25 Sep 2015 19:46:35
I agree with kfraser.In this League it will be an empty jersey.If he does put someone in that role it should be on a horses for courses basis.
Maybe certain away games.


4.) 26 Sep 2015 07:28:29
Kfraser what utter nonsense in one swoop you have proved your football knowledge is mince, I'm assuming you have heard of Patrick viera in your wee bubble? Arsenals biggest problem is they have replaced a world class defensive midfielder with inferior ones like diaby, song, flamini and even now coquelin, all decent players but not as good as viera . One of the Arsenal fans biggest gripes is that arsen won't go out and spend big money on a decent one as well as a striker, hence the fact they are constantly linked with the likes of Sami kidera . The def mid position is one of the most important positions in the modern game and all successful teams have good ones.

{Ed001's Note - Vieira was a box to box midfielder, Petit was the defensive midfielder in that Arsenal midfield. Gilberto Silva replaced him and was the one that Wenger never replaced.}


5.) 26 Sep 2015 18:24:33
What you mean like Keane was a box to box midfielder and not a sitting midfielder? The reason I left petit out was the op said in the last 10 years and I thought he was gone longer than that .

{Ed001's Note - aye, Keane was too, good point, I never saw that reply. Silva was the defensive midfielder Arsenal missed though. Once he went they stopped winning.}


 

 

19 Aug 2015 13:13:07
Funny how the main report claiming Zelalem might not come to Ibrox is in the Daily Rebel, but how can you believe a website report that gets the player's name wrong (ZALALEM) and can't get the legendary Jurgen Klinsmann's name right either (JURGAN)! Scottish media? The most inept, incompetent, narcissistic, bigoted idiots in the western world.

wee-ecky

1.) 19 Aug 2015 14:03:55
u sure u have missed something out poor hacks


 

 

25 Jul 2015 18:17:43
I'm getting a bit scunnered with all this Scott Allan stuff. The boy is a good Championship player, probably an average SPL player. I'm hoping he wouldn't get a game next season as the squad is beefed up further for the top league. I'm sure if Warburton identified him as some sort of vital missing link he would already be at Ibrox. There's another five weeks to go to bring in players and by the looks of it today, Warbs knows what he needs.

wee-ecky

1.) 25 Jul 2015 18:36:18
We were good but not that bloody good, for god sake we could have been 3down after 20mins . its early days just enjoy winning and not get over the top.


2.) 25 Jul 2015 21:07:17
A shaky start Ally yes, but some of our play in the second half was very very good. Much better than anything during the past 3 years. And that's the management team's first competitive match. I can see us shipping goals, yes, but it's going to be an exciting ride


 

 

 

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11 Jan 2017 19:25:55
Can't find this, Kenny, any link?

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07 Jan 2017 13:39:59
Of course he'd jump at the chance of joining us, it would like be winning the lottery for him. Sadly, he's nowhere near what we require.

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06 Jan 2017 13:53:02
Scott who?

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05 Jan 2017 21:28:50
When the "kid" (he's 22) first came into the team, nobody was more vociferous in his defence than me. I've been around Ibrox long enough to know that local lads are often made scapegoats by the fans and I thought I saw something in this boy. But that was in the third division, and while he has made some progress from then (no thanks to McCoist) there are many limitations to his game. That's why he's not been snapped up already, he's playing at his level and as we hopefully improve he will be left behind. However, I'll bow to your superior tactical nous, spart7, you clearly have the ear of the manager when he's telling players what he wants from them.

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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!

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16 Jan 2017 09:53:06
A top pro with no experience - you mean like Souness?

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15 Jan 2017 17:21:20
I first saw Rangers in 1958. It was a family thing as my great grandfather first saw them play at Kinning Park. I don't spout bile from the stands. I love football, played football, coached football (I won't boast about where), I understand football, I have written extensively about football. I have loved Rangers all my life, but I am not blind or stupid and, even though some Scottish political organisations would put a halt to it, I still have freedom of speech. The healthiest form of support comes from constructive criticism and, Mr gary75, your post is an insult to many, many thousands like me.

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14 Jan 2017 23:49:04
They could plough millions into sponsorship and advertising without buying a single share. You can't 'own' a business without a majority shareholding. The Red Bull Academy and Training Ground? The Red Bull Stand? The Red Bull Suite (s)? Even The Red Bull Ibrox Stadium? I could live with any of these and many other potential revenue sources.

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11 Jan 2017 22:55:32
Cheers mate us oldies sometimes miss out on things that we can't get on the wireless!

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10 Jan 2017 02:16:19
Correct, Bluedie, some on here would knock back Luca Modric because of his stature. Intelligence and the ability to unlock defences is far more important than brawn. Some players were blessed with both, like Souness, but they were the exception.

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