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11 Mar 2018 19:53:36
Very sore one today, but for individual mistakes we would have taken at least a draw from the match. Celtics second goal was a disgrace, you should never be beaten by a long hopeful punt up the park and what Goss was doing for their third was unbelievable.

He just let Edouard walk into the penalty area an have a free shot at goal. And Windass once again showed that he is far too often a passenger when we need him most. When you compare their middle 3 and ours it really is a no contest at the moment. I know a lot of fans are wanting us to sign Goss permanently but would he get in the Celtic team? I don't think so therefore we should be looking for better.

Murty should have changed it a bit sooner for sure.

Positives to be taken are we certainly are. Lot closer. Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over. And for me the biggest positive was the performance of docherty, I thought he was immense. If we could add a bit of muscle in beside him next season we will be in good shape.

zikos

1.) 12 Mar 2018 11:25:11
Zikos, one of your final comments (Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over) seems to be at odds with what say before it and what actually happened.


2.) 12 Mar 2018 13:23:52
Zikos, we have better in Dorrans, Jack and McCrorie plus Rossiter, but sadly they are all injured!


3.) 12 Mar 2018 21:48:01
Styab - I just think that we could have got something out of the game if it hadn't been for a couple of (crucial) mistakes. I think we are a lot closer to them now and they can no longer just turn up and win, they actually have to put a shift in and like yesterday ride their luck.

Saying that - for us to be better than them we need to improve the midfield three. that's where I think the game (and most gasmes) was won/ lost.

Doherty was class, Goss just didn't perform and Windass was a passenger. I know he has scored a lot of goals lately but still don't think he is a number 10.


4.) 14 Mar 2018 12:02:17
Zikos one poor performance from Goss doesn't suddenly make him a bad player, also it looked like Murty asked him to sit back for more cover and that's not his strengths he is far better off as holding midfielder who likes to get forward.


 

 

07 Jan 2018 20:43:38
Forgive me if I'm wrong but didn't Cummings only play well in the championship, I can't remember him doing anything in the SPL. And so I don't get all the hype for what's essentially a really good championship player. If we get him on loan, then fine, but I wouldn't take a risk on him if we had to buy him as he has never performed at this level.

zikos

1.) 07 Jan 2018 22:43:45
Would b great signing hope we get him.


2.) 08 Jan 2018 07:25:19
Zikos, Cummings was only 18 when His got relegated and only broke into their team in the playoffs, where he scored their two goals against Hamilton.


3.) 08 Jan 2018 10:02:37
I'm not a fan of Cummings tbh. He comes across as a wee bed, much like Griffiths and would not want him near us. Anyway he hasn't kicked a ball down south. Also stories of late night drinking etc apparently. I think you guys are right when you say he stood out in the championship and not in the top flight. I think everybody remembers him lifting his game against us and assumed that was his normal form, which clearly is not the case. I'd leave well alone.


4.) 08 Jan 2018 11:52:08
If Cummings was half as good for us as Griffiths has been for them, it's a yes from me.


5.) 08 Jan 2018 14:43:45
I'm pretty sure Cummings only came into the Hibs team in the second half of the season where they were relegated, and even at that the majority of his appearances were from the bench. He was sold in the summer after the were promoted so he hasn't really had time to prove his ability in the SPL, however he hasn't exactly been lighting up the Championship down south. I reckon he would work well with Morelos up front for us but my preference would be to give MOH a shot through the middle with Morelos.


 

 

 

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29 Sep 2019 20:29:41
When Aribo returns to the squad does he go back into the staring 11 and push Arfield back up front? Or is the midfield stronger with Arfield in it? Think SG has an abundance of options all over the park, not to mention the Katic headache.

zikos

1.) 29 Sep 2019 20:44:49
We played a lot more slicker and quicker without aribo slowing it up. Katic isn't a headache, he starts before any CB. 👍.


2.) 29 Sep 2019 20:58:46
I think we'll play different players for specific games, I can see Kamara coming in for the euro game, with arfield pushed up. Katic is our best defender.


3.) 29 Sep 2019 21:23:02
Hellander and Goldson will play against Young Boys.


4.) 29 Sep 2019 22:27:19
Fail to see the hype surrounding Aribo to be honest. Said it before, he is a luxury and we look far more aggressive and dangerous without him.


5.) 30 Sep 2019 01:57:32
Thank god for him c of that you don’t manage Nigeria. think I will take the word of the Nigerian manager and stevie g plus my own eyes 👍.


6.) 30 Sep 2019 06:45:16
Aribo needs time to get used to the hammer throwers and physical side of Scottish football same as Barisic did, not that the referees help matters but let’s be honest if they were to try educate hammer throwers to play football ⚽️ it could only be done by awarding eleven red cards per game, for every game, for a few seasons at least until the mentality of the hammer thrower would even consider changing to a footballing mentality 😂👍.


7.) 30 Sep 2019 09:52:23
Aribo is quality.
Goldson and Helander will always be Gerrards first choice CH's.
Interesting stat the other day that Goldson has actually won more aerial duals than Katic.


8.) 30 Sep 2019 10:21:04
Aribo is quality and is going to be good for us. but there is a noticeable tempo difference with Arfield/ jack and Davis together. Aribo does slow play down in the way that ejaria did last year. I do think he will be great for us once he beds in though.


 

 

28 Jul 2019 17:21:58
Celtic looking to offload Sinclair for £2.5M. Would love to see him at Ibrox. 55 would be a stick on with him on the LW.

zikos

1.) 28 Jul 2019 17:27:05
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.


2.) 28 Jul 2019 17:40:27
You're at it zikos😳👍.


3.) 28 Jul 2019 18:02:14
You’ve made my Sunday. Let’s bring in Izaguirre at LB while we’re at it.


4.) 28 Jul 2019 18:54:32
Is Gary Hooper not looking for a club?


5.) 28 Jul 2019 18:56:46
😂 😂.


6.) 28 Jul 2019 19:12:54
Haha - I Know, I know!

Strangely I know a player will eventually move across the city one day but just can’t see it happening and the furore it would cause.

Could you imagine the timplosion if it did happen and he scored against the them 💥.


 

 

26 Jul 2019 09:06:42
If Progres are the fourth best team in Luxembourg then maybe we should be looking at the players from the champions of Luxembourg. Although not the fittest team, some of their players were technically quite good and would probably have beaten a hearts or a Hibs team. Maybe the champions of Luxembourg might have a gem or two?

zikos

1.) 26 Jul 2019 10:18:04
its much easier to pack a defence and have the occasional breakout. doesn't mean that ability would transfer to being able to play football the way we have to.


 

 

12 Jul 2019 08:28:19
I for one will be very unhappy with the sale of Morelos, I think with another year of 30+ goals and his value could double! Extremely short sighted in my eyes.

One question for all those wanting him gone for £12M. How much would Celtic sell a 22 yr old Colombian international that finished the season with over 30 goals? I’m sure it wouldn’t be for any less that £25M!

I’m not saying that’s his value but it will be extremely difficult to find a 30 goal striker for less than £10M.

For those that think Defoe will play 55 games this season you need to wisen up!

And for those quoting Roofe. He maybe a good player, but a goal scorer he ain’t. Averages 1 in 4 in a very average league.

zikos

1.) 12 Jul 2019 08:53:30
morelos is a red card waiting to happen. cash in and reinvest and if you think the english championship is an average league you're deluded.


2.) 12 Jul 2019 09:26:39
One in four in a very AVERAGE league. Behave yourself!


3.) 12 Jul 2019 09:32:41
I'd be over the moon if we get anything over 12mil for morelos this summer. We are a better team with defoe up top and if the cash for morelos gets us kent then that would just be the ticket.


4.) 12 Jul 2019 10:52:08
Zikos so many holes in your comment mate

saying hard to find a 30 goal striker for less than 10m when we payed 1m for our 30 goal striker. Aberdeen lad cosgrove got 20+ and they got him for a tenner . your talking nonesense

calling championship average is a punt. on grand scheme of things comapared to top leagues then yes but compared to SPL its streets ahead. Roofe will score goals galore for us if we were to sign him.


5.) 12 Jul 2019 11:46:19
Zikos totally agree with u.


6.) 12 Jul 2019 12:43:27
@jbf500 - You've a brass neck comparing that Cosgrove diddy with Morelos!
Half of Cosgroves goals came from penalties!
If Morelos took and scored ours he would have been on 45+ for the season!


7.) 12 Jul 2019 13:33:53
The championship is bang average. The evidence is there for everyone to see. Just look at all the players that can’t cut it in the SPFL and go down there and are superstars. Too many to name!

I agree you can find a gem now and again that can bang in the goals, but not a proven one. That’s my point.

Yes Aberdeen picked up Cosgrove for a snippet, but now he is proven, I doubt we could buy him for less than £9M.

In regards to Roofe, were is the evidence he would bang in the goals here? Garner has a better scoring record!

As I said, shortsighted!


8.) 12 Jul 2019 16:29:56
Seriously think the Scandinavian leagues are a decent market for us to operate in . Not too expensive and a lit of young talent. Their not going to fear the winter either lol.


 

 

13 May 2019 22:19:45
Was reading another post and the chat was about how Tav was motm on Sunday and how he was the best rb since Ricksen.

Personally I never rated Ricksen at rb - always thought he was a bombscare in that position. But thought he was different class when McCleish moved him into midfield.

But it got me thinking that I couldn't actually think of a stand-out rb during my time watching Rangers (from 1986). Maybe Stevens or Porrini or Vidmar or Hutton? I'm genuinely not sure.

So I basically thought I would ask everyone for their personal favourite rb to try and gauge where Tav ranks? (Don't think we need a poll? )

zikos

1.) 13 May 2019 22:34:11
You are not sure if Stevens was a stand out right back? You can't be serious.


2.) 13 May 2019 23:29:47
Gary Stevens for me
Great defender
I think Tav is better at going forward but Stevens was a better defender
The game has changed a fair bit as well so that needs to be taken into consideration I suppose.


3.) 14 May 2019 05:53:08
Gary stevens was absolutely superb at going forward and defending. The best 2 right full backs i've seen at ibrox undoubtedly were sandy jardine and gary stevens! that's not to say i don't rate our captain james tavernier, because i do and have continually backed him on here.


4.) 14 May 2019 06:10:13
Rsfger and scoop, thought Stevens was an excellent defender but not in an attacking sense.

Do we need to go back 30 odd years to find a better rb than Tav?

Alex clelland was good/ dependable but not necessarily great.

Think there have been loads of rb’s that are better defenders than Tav (in fact the only one that wasn’t was the Greek boy arygiou) - but Tav influences games more and more for a positive reason than his bad defending.


5.) 14 May 2019 06:27:27
For the record ricksen was not a great right back for us. He had some shockers played his best football for us when he moved into centre mid.


6.) 14 May 2019 06:47:01
Zikos I watched gary stevens playing for rangers and can totally guarantee you, that he was an attacking, overlapping right full back mate. He was a very good defender and terrific all round full back!


7.) 14 May 2019 07:16:24
Gary Stevens it is then! But where would Tav rank.

Although he drives me mental at times I think I would have him in the team before the likes of Porrini, Hutton etc. Obviously not for his defending but for his attacking contribution.


8.) 14 May 2019 07:25:40
Hutton was great for a short while before we sold him, Numan also first class at LB! Great times!


9.) 14 May 2019 07:50:49
Claudio Reyna was great at right back but no one I remember was better at going forward than tav who's defending has improved a lot.


10.) 14 May 2019 07:53:52
Gary Stevens is the best RB I’ve saw at Rangers. He had just shy of 50 England Caps. Tav, Ricksen, Clelland no in his league, no even a debate about it.


11.) 14 May 2019 08:26:56
Twas I and the enlightened, who agreed with me, that nominated Tav. (MOTM) . Isn't it exciting though guys to see 5 or 6 of our players nominated for that accolade even "The Grinch" sorry I meant Coldo must be delighted with that. just for the record I only mentioned Tav. in my Flanagan post because L17 Mac asked what I consider as Rangers captain material. Well that and to annoy you of course. Gary Stevens was indeed very good Dad had just started to take me to games back then. I know I. m an optimist I know I'm enthusiastic about my team even when our team was/ is poor I try to look for the positives and over the last 7 or 8 years sometimes they have been few. SG's analysis of where we are is spot on we are ending this season in a lot better place than last year.


12.) 14 May 2019 09:24:16
Sandy in Royal blue and Gary Stevens for me. Tav has a great record of goals and assists right enough, and is quite underrated by some on here. Was at Drybrough Cup final in 1979 (age 12) when DavieCooper scored that amazing goal, but Sandy also scored an absolutely amazing goal that day too. Definitely Sandy for me. Rightly immortalised at Ibrox, a true legend.


13.) 14 May 2019 09:24:20
Cant believe not even a mention of David Robertson?


14.) 14 May 2019 09:24:33
Was always a fan of porrini myself.


15.) 14 May 2019 09:47:46
C of ibrox that’s because Robertson was a left back and the discussion is about rbs.


16.) 14 May 2019 10:10:19
My bad lol.


17.) 14 May 2019 11:55:48
Having to wade in here to sort out all this nonsense above.

1. Reyna was a centre mid. He covered right back occasionally due to injuries.

2. Porrini was a decent tackler and defender but was a nightmare with the ball at his feet, zero technical ability. He was like the mirror image of Tav.

3. Gary Stevens was top, top class. If he was around today he would be playing for one of the Manchester or London clubs. Don’t underestimate the quality of player we were able to sign for the ten years or so from late 80s to late 90s.

4. Alec Cleland was reliable but nothing special. Never even managed a Scotland cap at a time when Scotland weren’t blessed with great full backs.

5. Hutton was streets ahead of Tav. Look at what he had achieved by the same age. Whittaker at his peak in the run to Manchester was also ahead of him.

6. Ricksen was not the bomb scare some are making out. He had a ropey start to his Ibrox career but went on to be a club legend. Yes, he was better when he moved into midfield but he was a good right back once he had settled, he was in the Dutch squad at a time when they had some great players.

In terms of the Souness era and beyond, Tav ranks behind Stevens, Hutton, Ricksen and Whittaker (in that order for me) . All international players who have played either English top flight, champions league or both.


18.) 14 May 2019 13:05:51
I'm sure Robertson had a spell at right back later on in his career.


19.) 14 May 2019 14:18:47
Not for Rangers he didn’t. Left back his entire time at the club. Great understanding with Laudrup down the left. Amazing pace and hard in the tackle. Final ball wasn’t very consistent and wasn’t always the most composed in defence. Great player, but basically a better version of Tav. Numan was our best left back of the era by a million miles.


20.) 14 May 2019 19:31:43
Sorry wag man but I can’t agree with you, Ricksen was terrible at Rb, Whittaker was better but thought he was better than what he was and got continually dispossessed. Hutton was brilliant for us bombing down the right but his final ball was absolutely god awful. Which Tav’s isn’t and both are as good at defending as each other. So Tav shades it for me.


21.) 14 May 2019 22:59:50
I don't think Ricksen was terrible nor do i think he was good a RB, like Zikos he came good when moved into midfield roll and when BF moved on he ran the midfield. in a way it was like BF didn't want him to play well, only my opinion though.


22.) 15 May 2019 10:34:54
Zikos - I honestly can’t argue football with someone who thinks Tav is better than Ricksen, a Dutch international and Hutton, who went for £8m and has played most of his career in the English top flight or top half of the championship.

Apart from set pieces, Hutton and Whittaker did everything Tav does. Hutton was unreal his last season with us, absolutely phenomenal. Whittaker was brilliant for us in the run to Manchester, played everywhere. Ricksen ran through walls for this club and became a captain that actually inspired his team to win things.

Tav has achieved nothing and is a far worse defender than any of those mentioned and by his age they all had multiple trophies, European games and international caps behind them.


23.) 15 May 2019 11:19:08
I feel like people on here have memories shorter than ten years and succumb to recency bias. You get the feeling that if Zidane used to play for us we would have folk on here saying “was too casual on the ball for me, much prefer Ryan Jack”.

Dig out the old DVDs and watch again lads. There are very few (if any) players in the current team up to the standards of old. That’s not saying they are bad players, we’ve some great talent now, but it’s night and day with some of the people who came before.


24.) 15 May 2019 17:09:10
Swagman - you are the one with the memory issues! If you can't remember how often Whittaker was dispossessed, if you can't remeber that Hutton couldn't cross a ball (At Rangers, Tottenham and even now) then you have might have issues! And the only reason they have caps is well because they play for a rather S@#t international team!

As for Ricksen - he was technically good and turned out to be a really good central midfielder, but again you have memory issues if you think he was good at RB. Not on the same planet as Numan on the other flank!


 

 

 

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12 Nov 2019 19:54:31
@rfcrb I don’t think it’s a fair comparison tbh. Doherty is competing with experienced internationals for a starting place. When Kent was brought in last year he didn’t have any competition for a starting place and therefore played every week even when off form. That could have been due to lack of competition or a clause in the loan deal that said he had to play x amount of games.

And the same could be said if Ojo. Personally like the boy but don’t think he is good enough to get a game atm. If he was a Rangers player and didn’t have any playing clauses I don’t think he would be near the squad.

I think given a sustained chance the boy would come good. You only have to look at Barry Ferguson who was extremely close to leaving before Advocaat arrived and game him his chance as an example of how fortunes in football can change so quickly.

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12 Nov 2019 14:06:43
This post is a bit unfair on Doherty tbh. His situation is basically down to SG's realisation (like many before him), that the Glasgow gold fish bowl is no place to nurture and develop players. Every game is a must win and therefore the manager can't afford to take chances on untested players.

he also has a lot of experience and quality on the bench, players like Defoe. Therefore even when we are comfortably beating teams, these players get their minutes topped up to keep them sharp.

I think like most young players at Rangers (unless they are exceptional), they will need to cut their teeth by going out on loan. Hopefully he can do that in January and come back ready to stake a claim in the future.

If he doesn't succeed then everyone will wish him well but I wouldn't say he isn't good enough because he hasn't had a chance yet.

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09 Nov 2019 20:38:01
Thought the young forward that came on looked impressive.

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25 Oct 2019 14:56:26
I’m actually a fan of Tav but must be honest he was pretty poor in the first half. Played like a guy short of confidence but came onto a game as the match progressed. Think it would be a good idea to take him out the limelight for a while, maybe the fans might see how much good work he does when he isn’t in the team.

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18 Oct 2019 15:40:42
I (like most on here) have been pretty unimpressed by Ojo. He seems to have bags of ability but doesn’t seem to know how best to apply those skills. His movement, both on and off the ball are extremely poor and his fitness is well below par. Atm after 60-70 mins he is completely gone.

However these are aspects of a young players game that can be improved on by good coaching. My only concerns are atm he shouldn’t be a first team pick as I think we have better options and he could be used to better effect coming off the bench. And also if we are to develop him then it’s for Liverpool’s benefit not ours.

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08 Nov 2019 16:35:18
Possibly Famagusta and one of the Israeli teams?

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02 Nov 2019 12:53:10
Need to get the boy out on loan in January, even if we have to cover the cost. See what the guy can do with a run of games and if not the required standard then at least get him in the shop window.

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02 Nov 2019 12:51:40
Exactly my pint c of Ibrox, so would I btw.

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02 Nov 2019 12:50:28
6M as in a 6 month loan.

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02 Nov 2019 09:35:19
What a lot of nonsense! Both Messi and Ronaldo have spat at opponents. Something tells me if we were lucky to have either of those players there wouldn’t be a single fan saying get rid.

When footballers are performing well then they are exempt from criticism but when there not then they are guilty without anyone in this forum even seeing the incident. I find that laughable.

Even SG had the compassion to forgive Luis Suarez for biting an opponent, because he was there top player and their only chance to win a title. Now that Grezda has done something similar he won’t play for Rangers again. Or maybe (and more likely) he is using this incident to get him out the club without having to admit he wasted £2M on a player that wasn’t good enough.

I wonder if Morelos scored a hat-trick against Celtic and on the way of the pitch spat on a Celtic player, how many would want him out the club?

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