09 Jan 2017 22:17:44
where's Toral then? any ideas? he was supposed to be flying in yesterday a bit later than Hyndman
09 Jan 2017 23:04:01
john toral will fly into glasgow tomorrow to finalise a loan deal until the end of the season and there should be one more player coming in and it will not be saido berahino nor will it be frank lampard nor will it be robin van persie. probably be a goalkeeper if gilks leaves as expected.
10 Jan 2017 00:57:50
We must seriously strengthen next summer as getting 2nd and entering qualifying rounds of Europa will be on the cards and going by the teams that awaits in final round are of same calibre as last yrs we MUST do some decent business AND King has to back Warbs. I do think that if we get the same types of teams the sheep and Jambos got we will progress but hitting that final round with the squad we have imo will really struggle! Really wish this Sports Direct shambles could get sorted as I read its costing us between 4-6m a yr. Also hope there is truth in the Red Bull rumour as its going to be something like that, that would be of a huge boost there must be someone out there who can see that our lge is a two horse race to Champions Lge money and a return on investment is a gamble but over X yrs CAN happen, Buenos or not someone MUST realize that Rangers CAN make them money its only a matter of time! Invest 10-15m and CL qualification nets an instant 20m plus. King must realize that getting into Europa means more than just some cash via the tournament BUT will alert investors.
10 Jan 2017 02:06:06
I share your angst, Andy 1872, but the reality is if we want to move forward with any haste, to rebuild the team (and maybe hire a new manager) then deal with the off-field legal issues and contract issues, pay back the soft loans we already owe in lieu of shares as any new investor would want these, as well as revamping the stadium while reaching a performance level that would see us in the Champiions league within, say, four years, we really are looking at investment of £80-100million. That, sadly, is the reality of our situation and if we want to have a Rangers at all, we have to recognise this. I'm 65 and I hope it can be fixed by the time I'm 70, that's the time scale as far as I see it.
10 Jan 2017 09:01:30
Wee Ecky, a lot of what you say I agree with although I reckon that success could be secured without that level of investment providing we were astute in the transfer market and did not go overboard in redeveloping the Ground.
To do that we need an ambitious Chairman and Board of Directors and a clever CEO that can negotiate clever deals alongside the manager on pre-contract agreements for top stars that will help boost income in the short term.
Whether our current CEO has this ability I just don't know but I doubt very much that King has the ambition and that for me is where the problem lies. I am not even convinced hat he will put any serious money into the club and I do wonder at times whether he is primarily looking to recoup some of his previously lost £20m
10 Jan 2017 13:02:37
said it before we came into this league and i'm still saying it if we get a solid defence it will free up the gifted players to play with more freedom but the defence is no where near good enough and i'm talking about all of them including our best clint hill (too slow) .
we need big strong and quick defenders
10 Jan 2017 13:53:54
James, what big strong quick defenders will we be able to secure when we have no investment moneys for these guys. We would be financially outmuscled even for the better defenders never mind the best.
As for freeing up the gifted players that is a nice thought but there is a shortage of 'gifted players' at the club these days, especially in midfield where, by the mere fact that Halliday plays every week, suggests that we don't have a decent Holding midfield player or defensive midfield player on our books!