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30 Mar 2017 14:48:08
Reading the article in today's Scotsman about Caixhinho 'cracking the whip' in training sounds really encouraging. He looks the part, a bit fierce and he has cancelled the Wednesday day off that Warburton introduced. With a bit of momentum under Caixinho I really do think we can beat Celtic in the cup semi-final. Football is all about confidence and I think our new manager will have brought that back in abundance. Pedro!


1.) 30 Mar 2017 15:23:15
Only time will tell.

2.) 30 Mar 2017 22:16:21
Warburton didn't introduce the Wednesday off thing that's been the way for decades unless they have a game that night

3.) 31 Mar 2017 04:32:50
so far so good from el pedro, a don't really care if he had a wee affiliation with celtic, the past is in the past look at King Kenny

4.) 31 Mar 2017 15:50:45
Dodgier football is not just about confidence you really do need to have ability to go with that confidence Martin Waghorn will never have the ability to pick the ball up back to goal turn and drive forward or link up the play because he doesn't have the skill set to carry it out but he does have the confidence to stick a penalty away each week because that's his ability level.

Joe Garner will never have the ability to stay focused during a game and play as a team as his ability does not allow him to understand that there is no Eye in team but he has the confidence to run about kicking and assaulting opposition players and think that ok.

Barry McKay has ability but does not have the heart to use the gift he has and never will
So the point is that your assessment that Pedro will install confidence is lacking any real substance it's down to ability



16 Mar 2017 16:46:28
Does anyone think that our new manager will give Hardie, Burt and Thompson a chance next season? If we get Rossiter, Kranjcar and Crooks back they will be like new signings.


1.) 16 Mar 2017 19:55:30
A hope he gives the youth a chance but not wan of us nows his plans but will be interesting next season

2.) 17 Mar 2017 00:09:13
I think he'll play the best players available to him, he's got no axe to grind or baggage to bear. It's a fresh canvas.

3.) 16 Mar 2017 23:51:51
I think young Thompson will definitely come into contention next season. Couldn't understand why he didn't figure in MW's plans. Looked a really tidy young player when he first signed from Man U

4.) 17 Mar 2017 00:19:41
I like burt from what I've seen, also a few of the younger guys ashmore, beerman mcrorie but its barjonas that really sticks out to me very tidy midfield player, looks the type that will just keep getting better but I hope anyone who does get the chance is bled in gradually we as fans expect too much from boys at times! Not overly keen on ryan hardie but hopefully prove me wrong

5.) 17 Mar 2017 11:27:30
I'm old enough to remember a very young and slim Denis Law making his debut for Huddersfield Town when only 16 and four years later was playing for Manchester City aged just 20, so I don't get all this stuff about easing young players in gently. Jordan Thompson is 20 now and Burt is 18. If they are good enough they are old enough. Look how many youngsters McCoist ignored and Warburton pretty well did the same. I like the sound of a midfield with Rossiter, Hyndman and Burt playing.

6.) 17 Mar 2017 16:55:23
Derek johnston was 16 when he scored the goal v celtic for league cup win 1970. Age means nothing. Is big Clint too old at 38 to score and then make last ditch tackle don't think so.

7.) 17 Mar 2017 18:17:21
The difference is Huddersfield fans and rangers fans have expectations at opposite ends of the spectrum boys! I've lost count of talents that have been ruined in this country by fans who heap too much pressure on a youngster and have them billed as world beaters after one decent game

8.) 19 Mar 2017 00:10:49
I hope he has the nuts to give some of the youngsters a go, youthful energy, belief and lack of fear is what we need! one or 2 youngster might actually have a major infectious belief that we need! Burt, Gilmour, Robbie McCrorie have all had major teams look at them, Hardie for me looks as if he has that goalscoring knack! not a great player but knows where the goal is ( think McCoist, Boyd, even Dodds frustrating players but goals guarenteed! )



10 Mar 2017 18:14:23
Apparently Caixhina will arrive in time for Sunday's game but not today. I hope he goes in to the dressing room and stirs the players.


1.) 10 Mar 2017 19:28:39
I hope he stays away from the dressing room, it's Murtys time!

2.) 10 Mar 2017 21:11:27
Well said gor at this moment in till Pedro has not goat a say this is murtys time let's hope he enjoys it and so do Wee

3.) 10 Mar 2017 21:14:26
I hope he stays away from Ibrox.

4.) 10 Mar 2017 21:29:56
Who do you want to see rick? As I think he is by far the most exciting out of the names mentioned mcliesh, Davis, McGinnis, wright, Gary rowett no thanks for all of them tbh all Shiite. I'm excited with this guy yes there is a chance it could all go wrong but if you don't take a chance you never succeed for me going with any of the names above is like saying we are happy to stay were we are.

5.) 10 Mar 2017 21:49:13
Yeh good idea Rick, let's bring back Alec or Ali or better than that let's give wee Barry a chance or even Billy, all these good Rangers lads who know how the club works . yeh let's do that!

6.) 10 Mar 2017 21:57:26
It's an away game .

7.) 10 Mar 2017 22:00:32
I hope he plays a 5 3 2 and hits them on the counter with MOH and Barry up front play Wallace in the centre of defence tae take dembelle oot the game wae Hill Wilson Halliday left wingback godson right n a midfield of tav toral n hyndman but let Barry run at brown n get him sent aff

8.) 10 Mar 2017 23:01:29
Well said deano there is to many people on here and the news stating that European managers aren't the answer look at Paul le guen yes he was a disaster but what about dick advocatt if Pedro is using rangers as a steping stone to England then fine but if he wants a decent club he's goat to prove him self and do well with rangers so all use doubters quit slating the guy and get behind him

9.) 10 Mar 2017 23:34:40
Lets all give the guy a chance, we have to remember the past 5 years and it is still going to take time. let's give our full support! We will get ther eventually, we r the glasgow rangers!

10.) 10 Mar 2017 23:43:00
I will welcome any manager who gets to lead this great club. Maybe optimistic but I feel he will get some cash to spend otherwise why would he leave a rich club to take over a club with no resources regardless of how great we are?
I think it's a blessing in disguise being so far behind the tramps in the league. They realised they had to dig deep and go for it after we beat the in the cup and I think the realisation that we are a bit behind now is not lost on the board who have brought an exciting coach with decent credentials on a reported £800k per Annum.
He got to Europa league final as an assistant and to CONCAF Champions league final as a manager and got relegation threatened side to 7th in Portuguese league and Mexican league and cup double so he's no mug.
I know how good Le Guens record was before he took over before you all start lol but seriously I'm positive about the appointment and with a bit of luck we might just gather a bit of momentum to stop the treble in cup tie and/ or beat them at Ibrox to end league undefeated run that's if we don't end that on Sunday.
Got to say we might just sneak it on Sunday, the 2-1 game lto was quite close, it's not like they can win the league on Sunday and after our 3-0 win V Killy our only time we had scored 3 against top flight opposition equaled V St Johnstone then doubled against Hamilton in past 2 games we must a chance of scoring against an overrated side who win with ease due to opposition sitting off and allowing them to attack them.
If you attack them they are vulnerable and beatable 🔴⚪🔵💪🏻

11.) 11 Mar 2017 00:22:29
I welcome the new guy but al be seeing what the odds are on him being away before the turn of the year and sticking £20 on it if it's anymore than 5-1

12.) 11 Mar 2017 13:06:34
Agbroxi yeah i'm sure Dembele would be quaking in his boots at thought of wallace marking him

13.) 11 Mar 2017 12:29:17
Can't believe the Pish McAvennie has come out with, don't know where all this rubbish about a record score for them has come from anyway, they had 2 victories over Motherwell and Accies by 2-0 at home and the media seem to think they'll annihilate us, and if anything we are coming onto a game now, am I missing something here because I simply don't get it.



20 Feb 2017 10:12:47
Leeds boss Gary Monk now strongly linked to be Gers new boss. Good manager previously of Swansea and has Leeds in 5th place in the Championship.


1.) 20 Feb 2017 10:46:16
Why would he come to us if he's in with the chance of taking Leeds back into the Premiership?

Potentially very good manager though.

2.) 20 Feb 2017 10:47:10
Anyone with a current club will cost money in compensation. We are getting deluded. They will bring in McLeish as nothing to pay out. We have to realise our club has no money. Wish we could get a bigger name but I think we need to accept this board will make another arse of things.

3.) 20 Feb 2017 10:56:01
Spurs 1974: Don't be so sure we won't get a manager currently at a club.

4.) 20 Feb 2017 11:43:58
How do we know that major investment isn't on its way? These things take time and it has been rumoured before that big money is heading for Ibrox, whether Red Bull or some other investors.

5.) 20 Feb 2017 13:00:06
Hope you are right genuinely do! But can't help thinking it will be the cheap route as usual with all the rebuilding single fish we keep hearing. Debts are mounting at the club why do you think warburton and Barton really left the club!

6.) 20 Feb 2017 17:33:25
Why do folk keep mentioning Red Bull? RB DO NOT INVEST, THEY BUY! Do you seriously want to support a NEWCO next season? We've listened to other fans 'You're not Rangers any more' for nearly 5 years. If Red Bull buy us we won't be Rangers any more! Is that what we want?

7.) 20 Feb 2017 17:59:32
What total BS rfc5141 you sound like one of them . I don't care if THEY call us a new club we are and always will be rangers

8.) 20 Feb 2017 20:15:15
People not wanting redbull to buy Rangers, don't be so stupid. Rangers have absolutely nothing at the moment so to say you wouldn't accept it is an absolute joke. We need money and we don't seem to be getting it from King

9.) 20 Feb 2017 21:15:20
Monk out of contract in summer, no compo needs paid out if he's out of contract

10.) 20 Feb 2017 21:25:19
Monk only has one year deal at Leeds . I think . so his contract is up in the summer

11.) 20 Feb 2017 23:21:10
Suppose a club fancies a manager already at a club and it would cost £ 2m in compen.
Said manager resigns after his agents hears another club ill give him £ 1m to come to the new club.

I don't believe the managers current club would get a bean.

I know this would involved illegal "tapping up" and I know that football is too ethical a business for such a thing to happen, but, just suppose.

12.) 22 Feb 2017 09:44:57
Looks like Monk is the target in the summer.



10 Feb 2017 10:21:09
It is good to hear that Rossiter and Kranjcar are back in training. When they are both fit surely that gives a classier look to our midfield options, i. e. Rossiter, Hyndman, Kranjcar, Windass as a midfield four with Rossiter as the DM. All we'd need then is a defence that doesn't concede and a prolific goalscorer. lol.


1.) 10 Feb 2017 11:42:38
Warburton will not play 4 in Midfield and there is no chance that Krancjar will be fit again this season. As for Windass, he has flattered to deceive since the hammering at their place. Hasn't kicked a ball since, either through injury or just plain bad form.

Think we need to look to somehow try and build for next season. I don't understand why Crooks was loaned to Scunthorpe? I believe it was for game time but has hardly played in any of their games since. Halliday has been poor in the holding position but I believe he has a future further forward in the midfield.

Don't start me on Rossiter. probably more chance that Krancjar will play before him!

Tough time ahead and we need to make sure we secure 2nd spot.

2.) 10 Feb 2017 14:55:00
Said it before and will say it again Windass is rank rotten. Crooks apparently plaid for our youth side and failed to stand out amongst them, says it all really.

Rossiter whenever if ever fit should be decent though, we just need to keep our finger crossed it happens.

3.) 10 Feb 2017 15:26:35
Windass, despite being injured a lot has some of the best stats of any player in the whole league, recently he was top of the list for passes that led to goals, shots on goal, or shots off goal

4.) 10 Feb 2017 16:54:10
If Halliday has a future at rangers then we really are in trouble




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23 Apr 2017 13:37:40
Can't believe what I'm seeing. This is a dire Rangers performance making Celtic look good. Only Fod and young Bates are any good. Why didn't Mackay, Dodoo and maybe Windass start the game. Garner is useless and Halliday too. Let's hope we can rally next week and win at home.


1.) 23 Apr 2017 13:42:40
Agreed absolutely shocking performance.

2.) 23 Apr 2017 13:52:32
I was really exited as I thought win or lose we would be right up for it and be real aggressive but that first half was absolutely pathetic!

3.) 23 Apr 2017 13:56:21
We have a team full of losers. Not up for the fight and too many players hiding. Utterly shocking once again meekly accepted defeat to that lot. Still some of our fans seem to be happy with our season

4.) 23 Apr 2017 14:07:50
Fod tav and bates only players I would give pass marks poss dodoo as well but surely that's it for Halliday. I know he wasn't only one to play badly but he looked like he was only getting in the road.

5.) 23 Apr 2017 14:31:19
Bates is murder pal

6.) 23 Apr 2017 15:23:56
Tav pass marks? Get a grip you wouldn't see a tackle like that in school boy football. No where near ball

7.) 23 Apr 2017 15:28:34
Tav is a good player. Push him into midfield. Nothing much wrong with our defence today. I like Bates and Beerman is a real prospect. Fod is a really good goalkeeper. Midfield and up front useless.



11 Apr 2017 22:33:46
Without Kiernan, Hill and Wallace the defence has looked better. Beerman looks a really good prospect and Bates will get better with experience. Foderingham must be the best keeper in Scotland at the moment. Get Hodson in again at right back and push Tav forward into midfield with Holt and Hyndman.

Wilson looks the player he was when he joined Liverpool. Miller and Dodoo must start against Celtic and Holt looks a player again. As for Waggy and Garner, enough said! Now looking forward to the cup semi-final whereas two weeks ago I wasn't!


1.) 11 Apr 2017 23:14:57
Bit harsh on hill as he's been exceptional most of the season but wallace and kiernan have been gash. Get tav out the team altogether. Wilson been solid recently and pedro has got holt chasing every ball again. Bates is a big unit and will get better the more he plays. I'd keep beerman in there aswell, he has a bright future with us

2.) 12 Apr 2017 16:17:09
Want to see the young guys getting game time but the Tic game may require experiance. Also players like Dembele or Giffiths up front may be too much for Bates and Beerman, thinl Wallace will still be out so a backline of Hodson Wilson Hill Beerman with Toral and Holt CDM and CAM and i'd have Hyndman on the left with Tavs right with Dodoo playing just behind Miller or vice versa. Our Defense and Attack seems obvious its just who we go with and where in Midfield that i'm not 100% sure about? Beerman could play LW with Hodson LB Tavs RB and Hyndman RW? Toral i think is our best bet as a CDM tho and Holt does seem to be playing again otherwise Hyndman beside Toral. Plsying Hodson RB behind Tavs does seem to be effective against that lot! Team selection IS a mindmelt its such an important game!

3.) 12 Apr 2017 21:04:28
I'd have hodson at right back and push tav into midfield.

4.) 12 Apr 2017 21:05:55
Agreed about Hill but he isn't a long-term solution given his age. I like Tavernier but don't think he should play at full back. It just shows how a different manager can bring the best out of players, e. g. Wilson.

5.) 12 Apr 2017 21:11:16
Hill has been awful, can't play a high line he has no pace, can't play offside trap because he doesn't know how to and can't play deep because he couldn't command a yard in front of him.

6.) 12 Apr 2017 21:19:38
jd90 tav is still one of our better players and he has only shown this a few times this season but i wouldn't get rid of him .



10 Apr 2017 20:32:20
A great win yesterday. 3-0 away to the sheep is great by any standards so why do the negative comments continue? It is interesting that we've kept a clean sheet since Bates and Beerman came in. Garner and Waghorn are useless and Garner is a liability. They are supposed to be strikers but couldn't strike a match between them. Dodoo must now be given a chance and continue to use King Kenny. We've a real chance of a result against the dark side in the cup semi-final. The signs are encouraging even if we do need a clear-out in the summer. Foderingham must be the best shot-stopper in British football right now.


1.) 10 Apr 2017 20:51:05
Bates gives me the fear. I don't see anything in him that would say he is going to be a class defender. A good squad player, maybe, but we really have to get a hell of a lot better than him. Beerman on the other hand looks good. Very comfortable on the ball and has loads of pace. Definatley one for the future. I agree Garner is a liability. His antics on Sunday were embarrassing coupled along with his stupidity flying into tackles. Waghorn I think just needs a few goals to settle him. I would definitely keep him but I agree that Dodoo should get a run in the team. We look a more solid team without McKay and I would certainly keep him on the bench against Celtic.

2.) 10 Apr 2017 21:54:39
Doiger I would sell Waghorn, Garner and McKay in the summer and use the money to buy two strikers and keep Miller and Dodoo! In midfield hopefully Rossiter and Kranjker can get a good pre season which would be like two new players. I would keep Holt, Windass and sell Halliday and bring in an attacking midfielder and a holding midfielder. We need two quick powerful centre halfs which is priority in my opinion and keep Wilson and Bates as Backup!

3.) 10 Apr 2017 21:58:34
You obviously haven't watched the last 2 games if you don't think Bates is a defender. That is all he is! Clint hill should watch him and learn how to command an area, just because he isn't great on the ball doesn't mean he isn't good. You've said Beerman looks good yet do not mention one good thing that will help defensively.

Bates went and challenges for every ball near him came out, was commanding at corners and covered tav easily. People on here couldn't tell a defender if Paulo Maldini kicked there heid in.

4.) 10 Apr 2017 22:16:36
He's only young and will hopefully improve but I agree with you bigcol bates makes a lot of mistakes plus he looks slower than a week in jail. In my opinion beerman is probably a class above bates at this minute

5.) 11 Apr 2017 10:31:33
Cee, I hate to disagree, didn't see much of the Aberdeen game, but against killie, he spent half the game running away from the ball, the boy was terrified, hopefully he gets over it and settles in but to say he went for every challenge isn't correct.

6.) 11 Apr 2017 11:52:19
In fairness to young Bates he has been practically playing 2 positions. Playing CB and covering for Tav at RB every time Tav fails to track back.

7.) 11 Apr 2017 12:41:27
Beerman actually sticks with a man, Wallace gets caught out of position every game, not saying Beerman is the finished article but he concentrates on defending and carried out the managers instructions very well against two of the best wingers in the league.

Only negative was the long ball from O'Connor to Logan where he got caught under the ball but he's 18 and relishing the opportunity as he should.

Wallace is and still should be first choice but i've always had reservations about him being club captain - service is second to none as he stuck by us but as far as a vocal point in concerned he's a non entity.

8.) 11 Apr 2017 14:39:27
Cee I'm 6ft 4 and I could command an area. i'm trying to give him the benefit of doubt and would assume he was nervous, but all he did was lump it up the park. He could prove me wrong but I doubt it. He looks unsure on the ball whereas beer man looks very comfortable on it. that's my opinion . so we will wait and see.

9.) 11 Apr 2017 22:33:06
Yes bad on the ball, he was caught several times and then decided to just clear his lines. At 19 he's played 2 games and has 2 clean sheets. The Aberdeen game was our best defensive performance this season and it isn't a coincidence that hill and Wallace weren't in the team.



12 Mar 2017 21:18:07
If Murty had been in charge six months ago we'd be much closer to Septic. Great show today and we could have won. Why don't we all boycott the Daily Record like we have done with Sports Direct. What a load of bias rubbish that rag is.

And Celtic are showing yet again that they are bad losers (or drawers) with Griffiths, Dembele and Rodgers sounding off. Look out, we are coming to get you. Come on Pedro!


1.) 12 Mar 2017 23:54:53
Doubt it. Typical delusions if you think a draw against us on a day we played the worst we have been all season, suddenly changes yous into title challengers.

Semi-final tie we will make up for poor performance

2.) 13 Mar 2017 07:38:23
Problem with Celtic and their fans is the just can't take it. They expected to steamroller us again and when it didn't happen they throw the toys out the pram. Murty did well yesterday and if he had been in charge maybe we wouldn't be as far behind however we would still be comfortably far behind them. A lot of work needs done to try and get anywhere near them and let's hope the new manager gets significant backing. Without it we will be in exactly the same position this time next year

3.) 13 Mar 2017 08:39:47
Bengy your team deserved the draw yesterday well done

4.) 13 Mar 2017 09:22:40
We know we need 5 quality players to even mount a challenge but at the same time you weren't great because our tactics made it like that. the hogmany game highlighted that when MW had us wide open and made Sinclair look like Messi

5.) 13 Mar 2017 10:04:06
You played bad because we made you play bad we stopped the threat of Sinclair and Dembelle only Armstrong was a real threat and your goalkeeper had about 3 cracking saves, so stop you're lame excuses and get on with it you could have lost that game and dembelle, griffiths and big Brenda know it hence the excuses.

6.) 13 Mar 2017 10:11:16
Lmao typical obsessed celtic fan, think they have a divine right to win every game, we haven't been playing well all season. if i were you, i would just enjoy your success this season because we will be a different beast next season.

7.) 13 Mar 2017 07:44:22
Ha ha, the worst you have played all season? Rangers should have won the game in the end and you know what, we didn't play that well either. Sour are those grapes!

8.) 13 Mar 2017 10:10:37
Maybe if Brown hadn't been too busy diving and cowardly hitting people off the ball when they aren't looking your team might have played better. Don't get me started on 40 million pound tom Daley impersonator!

9.) 13 Mar 2017 10:16:09
Fans boycotting sports direct, give me a break. A few fans may say on here that it happens, but in reality many rangers fans will shop there, whether in store or online. The mug gives it away.

10.) 13 Mar 2017 10:36:17
Maybe it wasn't Celtic playing bad as it was Rangers not allowing Celtic play well.

As for the penalty yes it was a foul but the initial contact and foul committed happens outside the box.

Celtic are a better team than us but take dembele, Sinclair and Rodgers away and they are the same team they were last season.

Brown is just a thug him and Miller could easily have seen red yesterday. Brown for his deliberate swing of the arm on Holt and Miller for his lunge on Armstrong. Sorry fellow Gers but it's 2 footed.

11.) 13 Mar 2017 12:24:44
Bengy problem is nobody can take their team getting beat. But yous never beat us. That is the key point here. Yous never beat us yet are doing backflips at holding us to a draw, on the back of a clear cut penalty we should of got. If that's your clubs definition of a victory then what hope do yous have for closing the gap?

It will be 10+ in a row and treble this season so yesterday was just a minor hiccup

12.) 13 Mar 2017 20:11:37
Handball griffiths no penalty at all. Clear vision required

13.) 13 Mar 2017 19:23:43
Seeker, yes u could have won, but so could we it was a close game that I thought we dominated more than u I sure the stats will prove that. Possession, shots etc.
So if your even close to a football fan u will see this and realise this.
The mere fact your gloating over the result tells u everything u need to know.
Already we are getting "wait till next season" "only a few more players and we will be there" etc etc.
All hollow words and mean nothing in the grand scale of things.

14.) 13 Mar 2017 19:48:29
Brown and bitton couldn't cope with Holt and hyndman and when Armstrong went off (what was bodgers thinking) it got even worse for Brown total headless chicken.

15.) 13 Mar 2017 21:10:40
Rayman i ask u this, when we put you out the semi's last season, all i heard was that you had the best chances even though we had all the posession. now you're going on about the possession you had yesterday and shots etc even though we had 2 gilt edged chances, so make your mind up mate.



28 Feb 2017 07:48:45
All this talk about major investors getting a return for their money is nonsense. All those super-rich owners of big clubs down south invest almost as a philanthropical thing, not expecting to get a return. Therein lies the difference. If King really did have £50 million he was prepared to spend he'd spend it. We need somebody like an Ashley (dare I say it) or McColl who are billionaires with money to burn. The owners of Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea are very, very, very rich indeed.


{Ed001's Note - you mean like Kroenke of Arsenal or the Glazers of Man Utd who make a significant amount of money from their investment? Or Mike Ashley, who also makes lots? About the only one who does as you suggest is the owner of Bournemouth. Not even the Man City owners do that, which is why they sold a significant chunk of the ownership vehicle for the group of clubs to a Chinese firm recently.}

1.) 28 Feb 2017 08:16:17
Edd. when in march is the court date with sports direct?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate sorry.}

2.) 28 Feb 2017 09:11:13
Ashley is owed £129 million by Newcastle United and counting losses of £500k per week and will problaby never get it back. Abramovich has written of £1 billion in the last 10 years or so at Chelsea. Yes, some will make money but they are serious billionaires who essentially won't be harmed by losses of that size. In the real world, Rangers would need someone who is prepared to invest serious money and take a big risk. We can't compare the big six or seven EPL clubs with Rangers and Celtic or may other European teams.

{Ed001's Note - erm you really need to check up the true amounts, because that is what you could call creative accounting. He makes a lot of money off Newcastle, those loans pay interest, he also uses the stadium as a billboard for his other businesses, for free.

Abramovich has not written off £1bn, that is just a lie. Utter and complete lie. Try not spouting ignorant rubbish and actually doing some research.}

3.) 28 Feb 2017 10:21:06
Well said ED.

4.) 28 Feb 2017 10:58:45
abramovich never writes off anything. if he's spent a billion he's made a billion and a half. this guy knows how to make and handle money plus his board are pretty decent too.

chelsea's merchandise revenue is global and with matchday revenue and sponsorship in and around the ground is huge

they bought out the shirt deal by paying millions and got the 3rd biggest in football

rangers don't need a benefactor or people to throw money away in scottish football all we have to do is do it right.

5.) 28 Feb 2017 14:45:58
Chelsea owe Abramovich £1 billion. Newcastle make a profit each year but Ashley can't and doesn't take all of that profit out of the club. He also lost £1 billion last year when Sports Direct's shares plunged.

6.) 28 Feb 2017 15:19:21
Unless he sold those shares, he certainly didn't 'lose' £1bn. Paper loss only. £1bn wiped off the value.




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27 Mar 2017 16:16:07
Can't blame the boy or his parents. Probably a good signing-on fee and decent wages given his age. Money seems to rule in football these days but as others have commented, I fear he will disappear down there never to be seen again.




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17 Mar 2017 11:27:30
I'm old enough to remember a very young and slim Denis Law making his debut for Huddersfield Town when only 16 and four years later was playing for Manchester City aged just 20, so I don't get all this stuff about easing young players in gently. Jordan Thompson is 20 now and Burt is 18. If they are good enough they are old enough. Look how many youngsters McCoist ignored and Warburton pretty well did the same. I like the sound of a midfield with Rossiter, Hyndman and Burt playing.




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09 Mar 2017 16:53:19
It actually says on SSN that he has been given permission to become Rangers' new manager. Maybe his presence on Sunday will give the players a lift even if he is in the stand.




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26 Feb 2017 11:07:15
Wagner? Richard Wagner might be better and he's deid! What happened to a high profile appointment? Right now, I'd go for Billy Davies until the end of the season at least and get wee Barry Ferguson in to assist him. Not too fussed about DOF and don't know enough about the alleged short-listed candidates.




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20 Feb 2017 22:51:31
He was probably going to vote as he forgot to do it last time. LOL





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23 Apr 2017 15:28:34
Tav is a good player. Push him into midfield. Nothing much wrong with our defence today. I like Bates and Beerman is a real prospect. Fod is a really good goalkeeper. Midfield and up front useless.




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12 Apr 2017 21:05:55
Agreed about Hill but he isn't a long-term solution given his age. I like Tavernier but don't think he should play at full back. It just shows how a different manager can bring the best out of players, e. g. Wilson.




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07 Apr 2017 13:24:17
I don't think we will lose to Aberdeen. Despite the disappointments, we are proving difficult to beat. I hope Caixinho sticks with Bates and Beerman but we need to start hitting the target. I'd also play O'Halloran from the start and Windass if fit. We could nick it 1-0 but I'd go for a 1-1 draw. Second place is beyond us now so let's consolidate 3rd place and have a real go at Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final.




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06 Apr 2017 20:45:38
Yes and add Lewis McLeod and Jamie Ness too! The like of Bates and Beerman should have been blooded months ago by Warburton as should have Burt and Thompson. We have a decent goalscorer, Hardie, farmed out to Raith Rovers




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26 Mar 2017 13:21:02
I think all of the points made are the reasons for the state of our national game now. I was born in 1951 and from the age of 3 all I wanted to do was kick a ball. Even into the 60s there were only 3 TV channels, no internet, no mobile phones.

You went to the pictures (not the movies! ) or hung about cafes and listened to music. All kids do now is play computer games or sit for hours on their phones speaking to other kids via social media.

There are many more choices now for people to pass their leisure time on a Saturday. Before I was old enough to go and follow Rangers my dad used to take me to Dens Park to watch Dundee and they would regularly get crowds of 25,000 against the like of Kilmarnock or Motherwell and full houses of 35,000 against the Old Firm.

Finally, there are some good young kids but they are not getting a chance. I've posted that many times on here and still Burt, Thompson, Hardie form the current crop haven't been given a chance.