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13 May 2022 11:54:39
Being reported today it's between Union Berlin and rangers to sign Doehki. They will play in conference league.
Napoli and Atalanta allegedly pulled out.

Here's hoping.


1.) 13 May 2022 12:12:05
Fingers crossed, John25.

2.) 13 May 2022 12:35:12
Record stating he has snubbed us and going to Berlin. Quoting Dutch newspaper that he has agreed 4 year deal. Time will tell.

3.) 13 May 2022 12:40:24
That kind f flies in face he said only interested in CL team, I think he would have been good signing.

4.) 13 May 2022 12:47:28
Quite a long drawn out process, obviously wasn't interested enough or he would have signed pre contract earlier. Kept all his options open, maybe we didn't offer enough. Like you, think he would have been good player.

5.) 13 May 2022 13:19:46
Cuillin he said from beginning out of respect to fans he would announce after last league game, mb bit like Goldson.

6.) 13 May 2022 13:45:39
No worries John. He is going to a higher standard league than we could've offered, I think he would have stood out more here and could have got the big EPL move. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Keep updating the site John.

7.) 13 May 2022 14:21:48
It’s a shame platers we track for so long go to other leagues but understandable.
I’m sure we have other choices.

8.) 13 May 2022 14:29:45
That three players who imo would have proved the 11 who went elsewhere ivanic, veerman and doehki.

9.) 13 May 2022 14:30:03
Off to union bears. berlin.

10.) 13 May 2022 17:19:59
Is it confirmed? Wait and see I guess. Last week Lowry was 100% away to villa.

11.) 13 May 2022 18:16:32
Good call true blue, I’m unsure if it’s confirmed.

12.) 13 May 2022 18:19:47
Reports saying he has snubbed us so the wanting the champions league was obviously BS because Berlin ain’t in it.

13.) 13 May 2022 18:24:50
He's said he wants cl football next season, we're one win away from that, union berlin aren't even in the el next season.

14.) 13 May 2022 18:24:54
I’d be surprised if he’s went to Union for money, they tend to work with a smaller budget. They have narrowly missed out on Champions Legaue this season, drawn to many games so maybe he sees them as a club on the up, their rise over the last few years has been superb. They are actually a German team I follow and I’ve been to watch them a few times. Was looking forward to seeing Doehki Turn out for us but maybe it’ll be the stadium in the old forest that I see him play.

15.) 13 May 2022 18:28:36
John. Ivanic stayed at red star belgrade.

16.) 13 May 2022 21:32:00
Union Berlin ain’t even certain if European football yet.

17.) 13 May 2022 21:39:33
Missing out on doekhi and goldson leaving also is a massive massive blow good cb are getting harder and harder to find in our budget nowadays.

18.) 14 May 2022 06:38:50
If union Berlin offer him double what rangers offer him then champions league football means nothing. John25 posted a rumour about 6 months ago on this guy and the fact it came down to 2 trams then I'd say that was a very reliable rumour. I personally hope someone is lined up to replace Goldson because Soutter is going play 25 games max with his injury worries.

19.) 14 May 2022 07:14:37
Irv I know but signed extension after we offered 3 millyaccording to there owner.

20.) 14 May 2022 07:30:48

21.) 14 May 2022 12:03:56
Talking to boy in work last night who works across Europe promoting big concerts for singers and bands, but also works on sporting events. He said he'd heard that some players are put off coming to either Rangers or Celtic as they are not prepared to move family and have their lives in the spotlight in Glasgow. Playing elsewhere is more attractive as they can have a level of anonymity and normality off the field. He suggested it was worse if you are a Rangers player as they get targeted for more abuse.

22.) 14 May 2022 12:46:10
Colin especially from their own fans.

23.) 14 May 2022 15:43:15
Look at the players that have come and loved it though defoe lundstram to name just two also Gerrard loved his time here. Yes you're in a goldfish bowl but u have also got the chance to be treated like heroes.

24.) 14 May 2022 22:15:42
IF we make champions league big Conner stays I think.

25.) 14 May 2022 22:59:54
Don’t believe it for a minute our league gets bad press the leagues in Italy Germany France and England are worse than ours for fans they just don’t publish it as much as we do in Scotland.

26.) 15 May 2022 03:35:28
Union Berlin lol if that’s the guys level let's give him a miss because he doesn’t get it.

27.) 15 May 2022 10:44:57
If he does go to berlin it's just another example of a player saying one thing and doing another.

28.) 16 May 2022 07:58:30
@sweep, John25 posted the rumour? I don't think it was you that announced this rumour was it John25?



08 May 2022 18:37:43
I know there has been talk a third player will extend soon, talk today is aribo, wages. treble to 15k and sign to 25-26 season end.


1.) 08 May 2022 19:11:01
That would be a great piece of business. Fingers crossed John and thanks for the info.

2.) 08 May 2022 19:15:12
I’d take Aribo as the 3rd signing, John25.

3.) 08 May 2022 19:50:57
Aribo is only on £5k ATM? That's nuts.

4.) 08 May 2022 20:35:05
Fingers crossed it’s Morelos can u imagine how good we’d be playing lately with him still fit and firing.

5.) 08 May 2022 20:55:49
Kriss him and Bassey.

6.) 08 May 2022 21:37:54
That's Bizarre J, they both deserve a payrise.

7.) 08 May 2022 22:13:00
Aribo is NOT on £5K, he's on £20k! He's one of the better-paid players at the club. Steven Gerrard wasn't the only thing attracting him north when Villa wanted him as well. But great news if he's extending.

8.) 08 May 2022 22:45:16
Don't know if any of you saw the video of the players walking around the pitch, where bassey and aribo are having a chat, it looked a lot like bassey asked aribo if he was staying, and aribo said I don't know, then bassey said why wouldn't you stay lol he's got a point, I'm not saying that was 100% what was said but it certainly looked that way.

9.) 08 May 2022 22:59:08
Agree kri55. I’m sure they will get it soon.

10.) 09 May 2022 00:36:47
I read Aribo was on £14k a week and heard he was on £10k a week, but in the end all that counts is what we offer him to extend his stay.

11.) 09 May 2022 06:23:42
I’ve read aribo 14 k per week in one and 20k on another site? Bassey on 5.

12.) 09 May 2022 07:21:45
Interesting gents. Rfc rb what’s Bassey on then.

13.) 09 May 2022 08:26:39
Aribo 14k. Bassey 6.4k both weekly.

14.) 09 May 2022 08:59:19
Personally a don't think Aribo is anywere worth 20 to 25grand a week he doesn't do enogh fur me.

15.) 09 May 2022 09:31:40
If only someone from Rangers HR was a member on here we could have facts about every player.

16.) 09 May 2022 11:17:59
The majority of articles we read 20k a week 14k a week are BS they are guessing the same way we are guessing and it tells me know one knows how much they are on.

WWST thank god you don’t deal with our contracts.

17.) 09 May 2022 12:06:19
@John, honestly couldn't tell you Bassey's wage. Given the fact he was signed as a reserve from Leicester and expectations were only modest I doubt it's terribly high though. But that's me guessing, don't know on him.

18.) 09 May 2022 13:21:25
Many goals has Aribo scored 2nd half of season to help us retain league this year oh that's write we never retained it but actually many goals.

19.) 09 May 2022 13:24:58
Cheers RFC.

20.) 09 May 2022 14:42:49
WWST aid ut just up to aribo to score goals? How many has kent scored Arfield scored Ramsey scored etc….

21.) 09 May 2022 14:43:30
@john you're probably bang on with your £5K assessment re: Bassey. Can't imagine it being much over that. He'll probably be rewarded this summer with a new deal and wage.

22.) 09 May 2022 14:53:13
Read online that rangers are in advance talks with McGregor. Any chance he’s the third player being mentioned? I really hope aribo stays. Massive fan of his.

23.) 09 May 2022 15:13:39
Wwst I take it aribo played no part in getting us to a European final. You are full of 💩.

24.) 09 May 2022 15:17:47
Many think europa league final will be his last game, his wrists and hands r shot with arthritis.

25.) 09 May 2022 16:15:43
John, yea, i agree about am condition, but do you think he might be waiting until after europa final before he decides, winning europa would give him one more crack at ch lge football, just a thought mate.

26.) 09 May 2022 16:18:37
Livibear a don't think any1 in our team is worth 25grand a week accept morelos and kent have done a hell of a lot more than aribo has kent many pens has he got us and many he's he set up i can't recall aribo setting up more than him i'd rather have Arfield in team b4 Aribo also a few on here have said Aribo have bn mince since Africa Nations so are they taking 💩 anaw livi i await your answer abour others on here taking 💩.

27.) 09 May 2022 17:01:00
Wwst, if we never had players being paid at least 25 g a week do you think we would have done so well in europe& the league, would you prefer us to be the new hibs, hearts etc, because that what would happen, fact, we could even buy the full dundee side, sell our current squad and have mega millions in the bank, but we (the dupport wouldn't except that, if wee did we wouldn't be glasgow rangers,

28.) 09 May 2022 18:48:14
WWST only one person talking 💩 and it’s you and you still haven’t answered my question on how many have those players scored that I mentioned?

29.) 09 May 2022 18:51:24

Kent 11 assists 3 goals

Aribo 9 assists 8 goals 🤭😬

The rest of the players I mentioned nowhere near that

Scott wright has scored more than kent so has hagi been injured for months infact a DM aim iohn lundstrum has scored more than him but you pick out aribo 😂😂😂😂😂 embarrassing.

30.) 09 May 2022 22:59:42
WWST i'm self employed if I could double my wages else where I'd go. If we want him to stay and others offer more in a market economy then that is his worth, whatever someone is willing to pay.

You may not agree with that but that's the way it is. If we were to replace him with someone who could play the way he did against Braga and Dortmund then we would have to blow all our future earnings from European competition. Remember this guy who you seem not to rate that highly has played more games than any other top fight player in the world this year. Today I seen the stats for our team in the Europa League. We are top on most things so that's going to prick a few ears up to clubs maybe wanting to buy these players that you don't think are worth their wages.

I wouldn't like you as a boss your expectations are off the chart. Rome built before piece break or your all sacked. Be greatful for what we have and where we've came from is my thoughts on it and if we can keep these boys or extend their contracts to get bigger fees we should go for it.

Thursday night I had tears in my eyes for what those guys have done I know it's better than the day when I was working doing a concrete pour in broxburn and two Tim's that were working beside me came down and told me rangers were going bust. I felt like the world was ending so this is incredible so wwst enjoy it mate be happy their rangers players 🇬🇧🇬🇧.

31.) 10 May 2022 00:09:57
Theres some amount of nonsense spoken by football fans on here, , , greegs, is a hero, aribo is a very talented player who, like Kent is something of an enigma, lundstram has the makings if a great Rangers player, every single player has made mistakes, but all have been fantastic,

32.) 10 May 2022 06:19:40
Correct TT.

33.) 10 May 2022 09:48:11
Bassey is on £2.500 a week.

34.) 10 May 2022 14:36:59
Aribo is the most valuable midfielder in the squad! He has tailed off a little the second half of the season but he’s up there with anyone in Europe for minutes played this year between Rangers and Nigeria the guys had literally no time off since season started so I think he could be forgiven for that. Absolutely hope the rumours are true get him tied down him and bassey. Also Morelos, Kent and Goldson.



07 May 2022 15:18:17
Lee Wallace I interviewed Thursday for faith job.

Also told our academy players not getting tickets for Seville. A few not at all happy.


1.) 07 May 2022 15:34:16
Raith Rovers job.

2.) 07 May 2022 15:42:59
John25, although raith rovers very interested in kevin thomson to possibly become their new manager it may well be a lost cause, if hibs appoint kilmarnock manager derek mcinnes, as their new manager, as kilmarnock would almost certainly appoint thommo 2 replace mcinnes as their manager 🤔.

3.) 07 May 2022 16:02:08
Walter not what I’m hearing from Bowie. Want a man with premier experience.

4.) 07 May 2022 16:09:42
Why is thompson a certainty for that? He might want to stay at kelty another season. He get spoken about an awful lot on this page 😂.

5.) 07 May 2022 18:00:41
So John25,i take it if bowie has told you this he's told you that derek mcinnes is possibly going to be the new hibs manager 🤔 Only asking pal 👍.

6.) 07 May 2022 22:18:37
I also know Kevin when I stayed in Peebles a respected gentleman from a well respected family.

7.) 07 May 2022 23:27:44
Swso, that wee word if,

8.) 08 May 2022 07:21:14
Walter I don’t reveal my sources.
Mcinness was not a unanimous appointment at killie.
Don’t see anything in my post about him going to hibs.

9.) 08 May 2022 07:43:04
Totally agree scrambled egg 👌.

10.) 08 May 2022 09:07:42
I know mcinnes wasn't a unanimous appointment as kilmarnock manager as KT done a cracking interview and impressed the killie board and was just pipped to the job by derek mcinnes, right from the horse's mouth John25 👍The reason i assumed you were meaning mcinnes might be going to hibs 🤔was When you stated bowie said they want a man with premier league experience to replace mcinnes at kilmarnock 🤔 is that what you were meaning or not mate 🤔.

11.) 08 May 2022 12:14:15
Mcinness off field conduct is not everyone cup off tea. Hence we did not take him.

12.) 08 May 2022 19:56:48
Is it just me or is every one of these posts from you recently wee veiled digs at John? The guy passes on what he hears, and is right far more than anybody on here.

13.) 08 May 2022 20:35:34
John, its not cups of tea that are the problem, eh.

14.) 09 May 2022 15:20:58
Exactly Amorelos.
I know through someone that horrible sun paper were desperate to see him get job, they were desperate to run a story. Park stopped the deal.

15.) 09 May 2022 16:21:46
John, cheers for that pal, we can be megs, mega happy to mr parks for that.



01 May 2022 20:31:26
Told tonight Bassey offered two year extension and significant pay rise.


1.) 01 May 2022 21:19:19
I hope he accepts John he was immense today again.

2.) 01 May 2022 21:19:35
Fingers crossed John. I was a little apprehensive when I watched him the first few times he played centre half but I have to say he has grown into an absolute monster in the middle. He’s so strong, mobile and comfortable on the ball. If we do play a back 3 more then he’s the perfect left centre. I hope he stays but if he is off I’d expect we’ll get some amount of cash for him.

3.) 01 May 2022 21:30:01
Hopefully he'll sign john, hopefully a new contract for morelos and goldson as well, these two if possible must be kept at the club.

4.) 01 May 2022 21:39:59
Well deserved that young man.

5.) 01 May 2022 22:38:45
@john25- any word on any names of summer signings for hio. doekie went quiet. hopefully a few names pop up soon.

6.) 02 May 2022 00:07:07
Big bassey is never out the gym, an absolute athlete the boy is a monster and if he keeps progressing he could go to the very top imo.

7.) 02 May 2022 04:16:15
Said to my mate and my old man last week that I really like Bassey and he’s been some find and a great bit of business. I like Borna but his concentration often slips and he’s not aggressive enough as a defender. I prefer Bassey at left full back tbh… he’s showing a bit of talent at centre back as well now mind you! Goldson also defending better as is Tav. Fair play to Gio, he’s got us playing his way now and he knows his tactics… league will be there next season. It’s all about Thursday… follow follow 👍.

8.) 02 May 2022 08:21:34
The boy just gets better every game. A giant of a lad, but also a very good player. Great attitude as well by all accounts.

9.) 02 May 2022 09:09:23
DB few guys being watched abroad.

10.) 02 May 2022 09:22:59
What a player and future Big Shirley has! An amazing performance from him and Goldson together at the back. Gio has proved he’s not a left back!

11.) 02 May 2022 09:32:59
Love big bassey and he will no doubt make an excellent cb in the years to come but I see him playing lb next season .

12.) 02 May 2022 11:29:04
Might be unpopular but I don't rate him at CB at all, Helander and Balogun both better. And Barisic clearly better at LB. He's a great auxiliary player and he's never injured but he's not as good as any of the proper options we have in any of his defensive positions.

13.) 02 May 2022 11:47:09
Kind of player we need to have in the squad - young, hungry, talented and developing.

Question, do you all think he's more suited to LB or CB?

14.) 02 May 2022 12:35:37
Only thing barasic has over bassey is he has better crosses and free kicks. No doubt in a year or two bassey will be far better than barasic.

15.) 02 May 2022 17:42:42
Rfcrb. I agree. Much prefer him at lb. He may continue to develop over two or three years but does not header the ball well for a ch imo.

16.) 02 May 2022 18:01:18
For me bassey was partly responsible for Thier goal he never made any attempt to cut the ball out as a central defender you need to take responsibility like the Ibrox game again should have taken responsibility and brought McGregor down and taken the booking for the team. Barasic always looks unsure alongside bassey because his positional sense is still a bit off. But to be fair we are not doing him any favours constantly switching him from left centreback to left wing back every other game. If he signs a new deal I'd give him the left back role and make sure we have plenty of CB cover so he doesn't have to switch all the time.

17.) 02 May 2022 19:10:17
Not many off our team like to take one for the team, I think Bassey could be our first pick lb next season.

18.) 03 May 2022 13:07:34
John25 - agree with you on that one and if everyone stays our first choice back four for next season might be :
Tav Goldson Souttar Bassey.
Just need to see how the summer transfer window pans out.

19.) 03 May 2022 13:23:36
Agreed john25 I personally thin borna will be moved on and we might bring in an experienced full back as cove for bassey, don’t think we will go with him and another lad from the academy tbh .

20.) 03 May 2022 13:39:15
Stevie yfeko is better than Bassey imo also have ciubatrou.

21.) 03 May 2022 13:49:20
Copland I do not see that as our regular cbs.

22.) 03 May 2022 16:27:22
Big fan of Yfeko, he’s an absolute Unit like Bassey and very professional mindset. Talked to him recently and seems a good kid, hope he can make it with us.

23.) 03 May 2022 17:16:46
That’s some statement John, I really can’t wait to see the lad. Do you think we’ll see him next season?

24.) 03 May 2022 17:52:49
Yes I do, exact same as Bassey lb or ch. I feel he has it all to be a top ch. I’m told our coaches at all levels are wowed by his ability
We r doing some very astute recruiting at the moment.

Also next season watch for the 17 year old we brought in from Ross county a fantastic striker.

25.) 03 May 2022 18:19:34
John you are usually a source of reliable info.
Who do you think will be our regular CBs?
In my opinion I can’t see Souttar coming to Ibrox to warm the bench.

26.) 03 May 2022 18:54:48
Excellent news John.

27.) 03 May 2022 18:57:54
Copland it is my belief we will play three at the back more than we have seen.
Therefore I don’t see lundstrum playing that role as a regular defender
I have stated we have scouted a number of ch I’m aware off ie Harry Souttar, John Souttar doehki, Bazoer and jake cooper. All are very used to playing in a back three. If I could select a three. It would be doehki Bazoer Souttar, however I’d definitely keep Goldson, so I’m moving on katic balogun helander. We simply have to freshen menu.
But if we struggle to get Dutch lads we may keep Balogun.
Also king has a role next year.
Hope that makes sense Copland, what r your views.

28.) 03 May 2022 21:45:20
Thanks for update John but it all hinges on who GVB brings in and what players remain at the club beyond the summer transfer window.
King will surely get some game time and I noticed in another post that you rate Yfeko highly.
Recently we have seen how tactically astute GVB is so we might at times go with a back 3.
You would expect our management team to look at players such as Doekhi and Bazoer from the Eredivise.

29.) 04 May 2022 04:13:36
Unfortunately I think souttar will be coming to warm our injury table not our bench🤨.

30.) 04 May 2022 08:55:29
John25,i'm hearing west ham very interested in calvin bassey 🤔.

31.) 04 May 2022 09:39:29
Walter we discussed this a while back, sky had reported a ten million offer was coming in the summer.

32.) 04 May 2022 10:24:27
John -Is Yfeko ready to play in the first team if Bassey goes to West Ham .?

33.) 04 May 2022 10:52:10
Imo yes, but I don’t see Bassey leaving yet.

34.) 04 May 2022 12:53:23
Another thing sg and Wilson don't get enough credit for is the value of the squad sg left, when sg took over our squad was worth peanuts now it's worth millions.

35.) 04 May 2022 13:22:33
John25 is the striker you're talking about that we got from ross county the lad graham mate 🤔 Is it him you reckon will be a big hit and step up to our first team squad next season 🤔.

36.) 04 May 2022 15:40:57
At no time have I indicated he will step up to first team squad, next season.
Still only 17 and picked up a injury playing for us… now returning to fitness and ready to step into b team and continue his development.
We beat Liverpool and both Manchester clubs to get him very good penalty box player.

37.) 04 May 2022 17:51:03
Ok then John25,is it the lad graham you're talking about 🤔.

38.) 04 May 2022 17:55:20
James Graham we signed him for 30k from Ross county, he then had a serious injury and has only just returned to our 18s.
He has a very bright future in the game.

39.) 04 May 2022 18:45:28
Can't ever remember better young players at the club, how best to manage these players careers could be challenging for us, whether to keep them in the b team, send them out on loan to another league or move them to the first team squad, the future's looking good for us.

40.) 04 May 2022 19:28:55
Mark imo best set off kids in 20 years.
It’s a definitely mix and match how we develop them, different scenarios for different players.
Reality is we r creating a conveyor belt of young talent.
Some will make first team.



27 Apr 2022 10:44:27
Wigan have indicated an interest in signing Kelly. 700 k.


1.) 27 Apr 2022 12:24:03
I believe john he's finished with us after refusing to go to hearts on loan in January, any fee around 1 million would be good money for us.

2.) 27 Apr 2022 12:29:08
That would be a nice sum for a player who looks as tho isn’t in Gio’s plans for next season.

3.) 27 Apr 2022 12:31:07
Take it.

4.) 27 Apr 2022 12:47:04
Bit petty if he’s being bombed out because he didn’t fancy going to hearts!

5.) 27 Apr 2022 13:35:46
I liked him but think even mcann now in front off him for first team.

6.) 27 Apr 2022 15:36:21
John, from what I've seen I'd say McCann is the better player. As you well know, if a younger guy misses the moment it is usually gone forever, it's an incredibly tough business and Kelly has blotted his copybook for one so young. He won't play for Rangers and anything around the £700k you suggest would be decent business.

7.) 27 Apr 2022 16:10:11
Can’t really criticise the boy for not going to Hearts on loan in January after he showed loyalty staying at Ibrox in first half of season with various offers on the table. Mistake to let the boy go.

8.) 27 Apr 2022 16:39:39
Think letting Kelly go is a mistake, but we released John Fleck and he went onto play in the premier league.
It is hard to compare Kelly with McCann but John might give us his opinion as he attends some of the B games.

9.) 27 Apr 2022 17:13:55
John25 has stated further up in a post that he now reckons charlie McCann is in front of stephen kelly for our first team squad and now probably the better midfielder Copland 1🤔Like John25,i rate and like stephen kelly and from what i've seen of charlie mccann i like and rate him also, but i honestly wouldn't know at this stage, which one is the better midfielder 🤔.

10.) 27 Apr 2022 17:16:47
I was a massive fan off Kelly and think he has been treated poorly,
However I see mcann as man in possession, remember we paid 750k for him, if Kelly moves on I will follow his career. No club in Scotland could afford him
I’m also told we will have a significant sell on clause.

11.) 27 Apr 2022 18:31:34
Kelly isn't exactly a wee boy, he's 22 and still quite a bit off first team standard. And Copland1 we didn't release Fleck, he objected to his contract being transferred to the new company in 2012, therefore engineering his own departure.

12.) 27 Apr 2022 19:09:13
We also have Cole McKinnon who I’ve not seen but know John spoke highly of him. King also appears to have the ability to play midfield with Lowry in a different role within centre mid. Therefore I think it’s time for Kelly to move on, I’ve no doubt he’ll go on to have a good career and I wish him every success.

13.) 27 Apr 2022 19:38:41
Dado u May remember I have said long term king will be a defensive midfielder as opposed to ch.

14.) 27 Apr 2022 19:54:16
Yeah I remember you saying that John. It could be a good shout for the lad as he still looks pretty light weight for a centre half. No doubt he will get stronger, most centre half’s do by the time they’re in there early 20’s.

15.) 27 Apr 2022 20:50:47
700k and if we can insert a 15/ 20 percent sell on clause that would be great buisness.

16.) 27 Apr 2022 20:59:23
John I agree regarding Kelly and king, I definitely see king as a defending midfielder.

17.) 27 Apr 2022 21:03:05
I do like Kelly too from what I've seen of the lad, but as John and Dado and other posters are rightly saying we now seem to have a very highly thought of and talented group of young lads coming through, and whilst I'd love to see some of them progress here and knock on the first team door unfortunately for some it won't happen, but at least we are now being smart financially when moving them on. But it's a very good and healthy position to be in for the first time in years.

18.) 27 Apr 2022 21:19:13
Tavs - Sorry I thought he was released 👎
Time will tell who is the better midfielder Kelly or McCann but I will leave it up to GVB.

19.) 27 Apr 2022 22:36:00
Such a shame if he goes. Thought the point was to send them out on loan to gain experience at a higher level than lowland league. None of our loan players ever come back to 1st team.

20.) 27 Apr 2022 22:37:14
@John25 - do you think McCann will get game time next season? Or is he more likely to go out on loan?

21.) 28 Apr 2022 00:32:25
Don’t get why he would not want to go to hearts either would of been a massive step up for the boy and if he done well could of forced his way into the team.

22.) 28 Apr 2022 04:35:00
The 700 would pay off the fee for McCann who is a real player.

23.) 28 Apr 2022 06:24:01
Depends who we sign, but imo he needs to be part of squad and get games.

24.) 28 Apr 2022 09:10:46
would take that tbh, he's a decent player but not rangers standard.

25.) 28 Apr 2022 09:41:14
Alan we have paid for McCann.

26.) 28 Apr 2022 12:05:43
I think the fact that he’s no longer “a youngster” at 22 and neither GVB or SG have made him a regular tells you it’s right to move on. Hopefully he goes on to do well, however at this point in time is not of the standard required to improve our first team. £700k and a sell on would be a good deal. And sounds like we have better younger prospers ahead of him.

27.) 28 Apr 2022 12:18:39
@John25 yeh sorry I know, I just mean it would balance the book on the fee paid. 👍.

28.) 28 Apr 2022 18:09:17
Yes that is very true Alan.

29.) 28 Apr 2022 19:11:33
Correct Alan.
RFC would u take a 60% paycut. To go to hearts.

30.) 30 Apr 2022 13:25:33
john25 - any update for players we are targeting for summer. all quiet on doekie. u heard of any other names.




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19 May 2022 22:43:50
King Lowry Mayo Middleton Kelly all called up under 21.


1.) 20 May 2022 00:31:11
John do u think Kelly and Middleton s time are up at ibrox and not seen enough of Mayo to know if he has a future?

2.) 20 May 2022 03:57:13
Middleton definitely.
Seen Mayo few times we have better kids than him.
For me Kelly is a conundrum excellent player but I understand him and Wilson fell out.
He would be a home grow A classed player next season in Europe Something we lack.
However is he better than mcann i'm not so sure.
Told Kelly has significant interest Aberdeen Motherwell hibs hearts and multiple championship and league one. B interesting to see his value. I’m told Salford see him 750- 1.3 player. Scottyclubs can't affoyhim at that imo.



19 May 2022 08:05:33
Storm is this goldson that u and others wanted Rangers to pay him what he wanted.


1.) 19 May 2022 08:23:25
I didn’t want to pay him what he wanted I think you will find John not once have I said that. I ain’t blaming him for us getting beat but he made a schoolboy error and that’s a FACT.

2.) 19 May 2022 08:52:11
Let’s shout with capitals. Even I know he should have clears it.

3.) 19 May 2022 09:14:35
Stands shouting at everybody else as if it was someone elses fault. Literally no idea what went through his head.

4.) 19 May 2022 10:34:26
As ball came across from his left as he was standing facing the goal he’s too busy looking at bassey instead of busting a gut to go to the ball it was unbelievable was very hard to watch
Said in other reply’s was very disappointed by kent contribution too
didn’t even want to be one of the first 5 to take a penalty
Ramsay stood up to take one but he just didn’t look confident and no heart was in it when he hit it
still can’t believe we didn’t win it
Really thought it was written on the wall for us.

5.) 19 May 2022 10:39:17
FACT is that Goldson has been immense for us this season but is only human.

Even a Messi or Ronaldo has an error in them - if only Goldson had had his big error in a less important match.

6.) 19 May 2022 10:44:25
Yes, Goldson made a mistake, but look at the games this season in Europe where he has been immense! Easy to blame him but we only scored one goal, one more would have won us the game and who knows what would have happened if Ramsay hadn't missed that penalty, (and it was one of the worst penalties I have seen) .
We move on, we need a rebuild, old heads need to go and they need to be replaced by better players. For me, we should build the team around Bassey, Lundstram, Aribo and Morelos, use the funds that we secure from the transfer of Kent, and others + what we made on Patterson to bring in the players that Gio wants and promote some of our quality young players.



14 May 2022 20:20:19
Let's have a good debate re our academy kids, playing today or not.
Which one player do u think will play most in first team next year, apart from Lowry.

I'm going for McCann, I think he has everything aggression, passing, running and shooting.


1.) 14 May 2022 20:37:45
I like look of Devine but he will not play as long as tav is fit but good too have a good back up and also the polish lad.

2.) 14 May 2022 20:38:48
Just to get a debate going, il say Leon King. If we lose big Goldson and maybe Balogun I think he will be trusted at least on a rotation basis John mate.

3.) 14 May 2022 20:39:24
Alegria R9 .

4.) 14 May 2022 21:01:42
Hi John I feel leon king would have the most scope for opportunities at the current time due to our lack of reliability at ch.

5.) 14 May 2022 21:50:39
McCann has been impressive no doubt I would agree with him, king has done well also. It depends who is sold and who is brought in during the summer.

6.) 14 May 2022 21:52:40
I'd agree John. The has the build to just bounce off him all. He was very unlucky not to score today. I thought McKinnons goal was class for a lad. It was my 1st watch of a lot of these boys but if that's what the Academy is producing then we have a very bright future and next seasons squad should be very interesting to say the least.

7.) 14 May 2022 21:56:17
John this is unfair because you know these lads inside out I’ll go with you! I’ll say this, it won’t be Allegra.

8.) 14 May 2022 22:06:55
McCann (sorry to just agree with you), I actually think he could give us a long term Jack replacement? We need his energy and his range of passing is excellent.

King is another one although, I think he’ll need another year or two to bulk up to a centre half. I think you’ve already highlighted that perhaps he’ll be a def mid.

9.) 14 May 2022 22:08:53
I agree with you John25 I think charlie mccann as well as lowry has a big rangers future in front of them .

10.) 14 May 2022 22:24:36
Agree John young McCann looks a tidy little player once he bulks up a bit will definitely be a first team player.

11.) 14 May 2022 22:34:02
The boy Devine looks some player but he will have to be patient Tavs got a few years left yet. Think King will play good number of games next season as well.

12.) 14 May 2022 23:00:45
Good shout. Tho reckon King will get chances esp since Helander Souttar and possibly Balogun still being here as all struggle to play regularly. can see us rotating between Europe and domestic. Expect us to sign at least one quality CB to replace Goldson tho so maybe not.

13.) 14 May 2022 23:02:37
Great to see so many pushing towards 1st team too. Fantastic result today even though both teams resting players for bigger games. Those boys will be buzzing.

14.) 14 May 2022 23:39:10
McCann for me.

15.) 15 May 2022 00:10:22
McCann looks really comfortable and composed so I’d say him.

16.) 15 May 2022 01:45:57
That wide right area needs looking at, so to be different I'd suggest maybe McCausland will get some games. But in reality there are two who are almost there, Lowry and King, with McCann not far behind.

17.) 15 May 2022 03:31:30
Lowry is a maverick once in a blue moon you come across players with that intelligence and flair. He will be special.

18.) 15 May 2022 07:05:25
Could our club do a class of 92? Promote load of the academy players up to the first team?

19.) 15 May 2022 07:12:08
All good responses.
Alloa tried not to be unfair mate.
Devine still 18 so imo has time to learn from tav. Mb give him a rest on occasion

I see mcann being able to do Davis role.

There are others to come through as well. The young lad James Graham and Greg Allen are academy boys to watch who will get a lot b team games imo.

20.) 15 May 2022 07:21:03
Good debate you started here John25 I think we practically all agree that lowry, mccann and king will be the 3 young players who'll be in our first team squad regularly next season .

21.) 15 May 2022 07:44:38
For me there is a great chance for King to cement his place as 3rd choice CH. He seems to have it all. Reads the game well and his distribution is excellent.
I’ve also been impressed with McCann. Slotted into the Davis role with ease yesterday.
Lowry is just special and a bit different from the rest.
Fingers crossed they all grab their chance.

22.) 15 May 2022 07:55:10
Several young players have a great chance to make it with our first team, I see a few posters mention alegria, he needs more time, it's been a big year for him leaving home and coming to another country with a different way of life, certainly got the strength to handle himself in the spl, all these lads are young players starting out, they need time to develop.

23.) 15 May 2022 08:36:00
Mark, alegria an excellent player.

24.) 15 May 2022 08:45:03
McCann Lowry will both be stars for us.

25.) 15 May 2022 08:50:12
John what do you think we'll do with alegria next season ?

26.) 15 May 2022 09:10:42
John, it’s great to see the academy players featuring in the first team and Lowry looks a class act.
King and McCann will probably be in the match day squad on a regular basis next season and due to the lack of game time by Zukowski you would expect Devine to be Tavs understudy at RB.
to all the coaching team and regular competitive football in Lowland league has been good for the development of our young players.

27.) 15 May 2022 09:16:13
Mccann and Lowry both look like they have a real chance to be starters in the future. Liked Devine and King also.
They won’t all make it as Rangers starters but should all have good careers by the look of it.
Great to have options and proof the system is working!

28.) 15 May 2022 10:06:49
Devine to play cup games to give Tavernier a rest.

29.) 15 May 2022 11:23:13
Thank heavens for John25. In the know and intelligent with it. Thank you Sir.

30.) 15 May 2022 12:55:57
Mark i think alegria will go on loan to another championship side.

31.) 15 May 2022 13:11:10
Possibly paul, wouldn't mind him going to a spl side, don't think he's ready for our first team squad next season.

32.) 15 May 2022 15:01:52
Mark re alegria Gio needs to look at him in pre season if not going to play him get him out to a premier team

Motherwell, killie and st mirren very interested, told we really want Dylan Reid so mb give them loan player free as part of deal.



14 May 2022 15:15:14
Great to see gios enthusiasm for our academy players today.
Especially McKinnon for his goal, great interviews from the lads.
I know some have knocked the level they were playing at but Lowry, Devine, king, mcann and McKinnon have all highlights how much it prepared them for mens football.
SEVEN academy players today, I know not all will make it to say 50 games but they have a chance.

Also there are others, alegria yfeko, ciubatrou, Wilson
Ure Lindsay coming through.

I does make you wonder re mackinnon Mayo, Williamson Maxwell Middleton et al. We need to create space for the best.


1.) 14 May 2022 15:47:46
Great to see some of the youth coming through John. Really impressed with their confidence and composure for youngsters. If you get 1 or 2 a year transitioning you are doing really well.

2.) 14 May 2022 15:48:30
What was good to see was that they seamlessly slipped into the team formation when they came on.
Some talented youngsters in the current group though, John25.
And you are correct, the Lowland League would have toughened them up.

3.) 14 May 2022 15:52:19
Great post John, I can’t wait to see more of these guys playing. I remember seeing an interview from Sir Alex who said just that, he needed to make room for these lads (class of 92) otherwise all the time and money would be wasted.

4.) 14 May 2022 15:55:34
Playing football against men no matter what level will always be a step up from playing teams your own age in my opinion think the b team in the lowland league has served us well and long may it continue.

5.) 14 May 2022 16:27:42
It's fantastic that these youngsters came into the team today and we comfortably beat Hearts. I remember Alan Hansen saying about Man Utd's youths saying 'you can't win anything with kids'. Really? He was proved right, NOT. Maybe this is the way forward and it is what I hoped McCoist might have done when we were back down in Division 3. He bought overrated players instead of giving youth a chance. Pitch two or three of them into the first team squad next season and give them gave time. Lowry should at least be on the bench next week. Happy days ahead with that talent.

6.) 14 May 2022 16:59:02
In fairness to Mcoist none off the players he had were a patch on present kids.

7.) 14 May 2022 17:07:17
Very impressed with the youngsters today.

8.) 14 May 2022 17:53:16
John25 sees our young upcoming talent more than any of us on here and gives us much appreciated run down on them on here John25 an honest question to you mate Do you see shades of durrant and bobby russell in young alex lowry .

9.) 14 May 2022 19:46:08
Honest answer yes re Russell definitely don’t see Durrant at all.



14 May 2022 14:29:24
Just reading uefa conference league final.
Capacity 21,000 in Albania 1230 am kick off.

Uefa seriously need a rethink.


1.) 14 May 2022 14:49:08
Absolutely disgraceful!

2.) 14 May 2022 14:54:09
Don’t know where time comes from definitely 2100 local time.




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19 May 2022 18:30:52
Thanks kaiser we have far better kids ie king and yfeko
Kipre would be on a par with cribari rt al we only have three months till window closes. Papers and rumour page will have a name a day.
Which is fine as everyone entitled to post what they hear
Dado u need to stop having a view.
Incredible we get fans on here having love in with Celtic fans but run down excellent posters of our club.




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17 May 2022 17:02:55
Ehl great post.




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17 May 2022 11:29:10
Ed 1 ace return to his coldo days.

Ed my opuntia u r correct
Copland I understand where you r coming from however there is a subtle difference in a relates clause and a sell on clause.


{Ed001's Note - the problem is that so few people understand what the difference is between the clauses. A release clause forces a club to release a player on payment of the amount specified, ie what Neymar did to leave Barcelona and join PSG. It is listed as a transfer fee between the clubs, but that never happened. What PSG did is gave Neymar 200m to buy out his Barcelona contract, ie to be released from it. You can't do that in the UK. All Spanish contracts have to have a release clause in them. Until Coldo actually gets a clue and figures out that he is wrong about what a release clause is, the sooner I won't have to delete all the completely wrong posts he keeps sending in trying to tell me he knows better. The problem is people believe the crap in tabloids when it suits them and fail to remember that no fact checking or any kind of decent level of research is applied to the crap they spew out these days.}



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16 May 2022 14:46:38
Copland it’s not a release clause. It allows teams to talk to him if the clause is met. I believe it’s higher than what u say.




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15 May 2022 21:19:04
Tango, I’ve actually seen this boy play a couple of times at West Ham academy, physical and fast. I’m not sure he is what we want, I would not imagine him getting in our European squad.





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20 May 2022 03:57:13
Middleton definitely.
Seen Mayo few times we have better kids than him.
For me Kelly is a conundrum excellent player but I understand him and Wilson fell out.
He would be a home grow A classed player next season in Europe Something we lack.
However is he better than mcann i'm not so sure.
Told Kelly has significant interest Aberdeen Motherwell hibs hearts and multiple championship and league one. B interesting to see his value. I’m told Salford see him 750- 1.3 player. Scottyclubs can't affoyhim at that imo.




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19 May 2022 22:29:06
Berkshire Jack has played 90 miniutes three times in a season.
If he plays day ten x 90 minutes next season why give him a new deal.
We can’t continue to be a charity.




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19 May 2022 22:25:59
Bazoer has been scouted recently.




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19 May 2022 22:22:28
Here Here asa.




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19 May 2022 19:44:45
Defo lb for me. But with coaching may be a top ch.