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12 Apr 2018 16:54:18
Hamburg to sign bates on a 4 year deal any comments?

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12 Apr 2018 17:32:17
Cannot believe it. Wilson now Bates. I think it looks bad that our young players don't want to stay with us. It's actually quite worrying.

12 Apr 2018 17:44:35
Mark Allen probably offered him less money than he was on to stay.

12 Apr 2018 17:49:23
We have lost a good young player, Hamburg only sign decent players, why couldn't we offer the lad a decent contract instead of paying a fortune in wages to players who can't even get in the squad or have been sent out on loan. from what I understand the lad wasnt even demanding extortionate money,

12 Apr 2018 17:49:51
Very poor business from the club not to offer Bates an acceptable deal. He clearly has his critics particularly regarding his distribution but he's ony 21 and that could have been worked on surely. Till he got injured he was far more solid and reliable than Cardoso, Martin and Alves (which he shouldn't be but was. Down to Mark Allen, I presume, he must have somebody (s, ) good lined up for central defence for next season because I wouldn't keep any of the other three.

12 Apr 2018 17:49:51
If he doesn't want to stay and play for our club then all the best son and enjoy winning nothing in Germany.

12 Apr 2018 17:59:02
Terrible business on our end yet again.
Even in Jan window most thought it was great business but I wouldn't keep any of them!
This dof better start earning his wages!
Huge clear out needed.

12 Apr 2018 18:01:28
Think it’s sad, big Bates is away to the 2nd division in Germany next season? A player who was getting better with time and I am sure would have done us a job for many years! Big Wilson and Bates now of the books and who can blame them when they look at Cardoso and Alves who will be on searious money and dumplings 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

12 Apr 2018 18:08:14
Hamburg only sign decent players? They are battling relegation every year so that statement is nonsense. He was offered a new deal and said NO. He is replaceable. Good luck to him

12 Apr 2018 18:13:21
I think this is a sign that mark allen has targets in place for next season.

12 Apr 2018 18:20:57
Said elsewhere he was not actually offerd the deal there was talks but mark allen never put it in front him to sign a bit like wilson situion
Hopefully we mite have a couple decent cb lined up

12 Apr 2018 18:27:30
Here we go again - what is it with this new fan breed who back players or managers over the club? David Bates ditched us yet fans defend him? Absolutely stunning.

12 Apr 2018 18:31:29
Disappointing that he’s going but have no idea what has gone on behind the scenes? Has he been offered silly money to go? Have we made a mess of things? Has he been tempted by the quality of life in Germany v Scotland? Who knows. No one is bigger than the club and we move on. Good luck to him and I hope he does really well.

12 Apr 2018 18:32:32
Good luck to Bates. Let’s be honest here if We were relying on Bates and Wilson next season our aspirations of winning the league would be squashed by October again. It can only be a positive this news one way or another

12 Apr 2018 18:38:56
Ar9 totally agree with u Hamburg will get relegated this season 2nd bottom let's see how well he gets on

12 Apr 2018 18:58:39
We tried to negotiate a deal with him none of us know what terms he was offered but he refused good luck to him but he will regret leaving us and one day will want to come back just like Naismith

12 Apr 2018 19:00:25
He will be back this time next year when brexit happens and he's sent packing

12 Apr 2018 19:44:31
hes going to a team that's getting relegated so must be money

12 Apr 2018 20:17:16
Can't believe the mentality of Rangers fans these days. Defending players who ditch us, supporting managers who aren't good enough for us - it's like we've lost sight of what it means to be a Bear. We're worryingly becoming an average club with small club fans.

12 Apr 2018 20:47:15
Letting Bates go is a mistake, and smacks of arrogance from those in charge (We don't need you son) If he wanted to go, fair enough. If its about money, fine. But surely he was shaping up to be a decent defender, and I bet we end up spending double to fill the gap.

12 Apr 2018 20:52:53
Irfcrb1872 your bang on the money, it must be a generation thing. People on supporting Murty and defending players like Morelos who are very average. The young gen have been watching so much dross on and off the field for the last 6 years that expectations and standards aren’t as they once were. The reality is that unfortunately Celtic will more than likely win 10 in a row so long as our club continues to struggle on and off the park. Rangers are not the big club they once were and that is reflected by david Bates and Danny Wilson leaving as well as Derek McInnes turning down the job!

12 Apr 2018 20:55:35
RfcChris your’re bang on. New and better signings will be here. I rekon investment is coming.

12 Apr 2018 21:07:36
One step forward two steps back.

12 Apr 2018 22:13:41
He wants to win and although it's a lower club he will win more than he will at rangers .

12 Apr 2018 22:54:44
The one thing that really bothers me is why this week before the old firm semi final that is inexcusable from Bates and showed a real lack of class

12 Apr 2018 23:18:42
@sebrofg
To be fair it was Hamburg that announced the signing not Bates or Rangers.

12 Apr 2018 23:38:56
Wilson and Bates are brutal defenders as well as the other centre halves with the exception of McCrorie.

13 Apr 2018 00:25:13
Look gents at the end of the day Bates is gone and we need to look at next season. I know (Well in my opinion) Bates should have stayed but the powers above deem him unnecessary to our moving forward. Come Sunday I think Mr king and our board will have our next manager prepared for signing regardless of the outcome and I personally don't think Mr Murty will be there in the capacity he holds just now. I also think there will be 8-10 million spent on 2 or 3 players in the summer excluding existing loans that we have options for. and we must look at next season as ours because this season is gone except the cup.

13 Apr 2018 00:42:31
DOF is a clown. Another player gone for nothing. Bad business regardless of his ability, we shoukd be getting a return on every player.

13 Apr 2018 01:05:34
If we are serious about mounting a title challenge we need to have better standard of CBs than Bates let’s be honest

13 Apr 2018 08:31:17
Like Wilson, an average player. With current team level, a squad player, if we want to push on and win things, not good enough.

Let's trust our dof. As far as I can see, he's doing a good job.

13 Apr 2018 08:58:27
Can’t believe what I’m reading from some, Bates is a cracking player with great potential, why let him go?
I don’t understand why rangers would let a young, talented, 1st team player with bags of potential leave, and the young boy is getting slagged for it. Slag the people further up the ladder not a young boy who would probably loved to have stayed

13 Apr 2018 09:08:35
We may have not even had a chat with the lad around the big table about a new contract. Wilson chased a contract for ages on the same terms as he was on and his chat at the big table never materialised. What confuses me is that Alves and Cardoso will be moving on hopefully. Martin should return to Norwich and we hardly have a Man Citeh bank account. Regardless of potential targets, nobody has signed. WTF is going on? Only the lad knows i guess. Good luck to you Batesy.

13 Apr 2018 10:30:21
As rangers fans we are letting ourselfs slip to bang average because that's all bates is, we are rangers and i think that's what we are forgetting so let's get tge players in and get rid of the average! Good on you rangers board

13 Apr 2018 11:06:42
Nothing against big Bates but we need better defenders. A total revamp required. 82 goals lost in the last 71 league games are terrible stats and something we need to drastically reduce. Hopefully this means we are going to sort our defence out. Might be an unpopular opinion but I think we need a better standard of keeper than Wes aswell.

13 Apr 2018 11:15:44
Albertz82 i think you are forgetting what we are at this period in time and not what we have been. We will always be Rangers. We need to understand and accept to live within our means. Run as a buisness not run as a house of cards that could collapse again at any moment just because fans like you demand it. I hate to use them as a buisness model but they have it all sorted. Make a fortune and spend very little. Find Players that make a profit on sell on fee's. We recruit players to try and beat them with no profitability or future sell on potential (El Buff) aside. We pay players big wages to under achieve. We have done for 6 years now. There is no money until season books clear the bank. Look at the embarassement of the Murphy deal. "Can we have him now but pay when for him when we have monay? " The deal almost fell through due to our financial situation. Best player I've seen at Ibrox in years aswell.

13 Apr 2018 11:19:31
Bates is a mercenary only after money not trophies. he won't win anything in Germany.

13 Apr 2018 11:26:10
Why do we continue to blame the club every time a player decides to leave? We didn’t let him go, he chose to leave and all the best to the boy, but he’s hardly a first choice in a rangers jersey going forward. He’s served us well this season and shown defensive qualities especially in big games, but he sees his future elsewhere and as a club we need to see our future with higher calibre than young Bates. Mark Allan is building a squad to compete next season and we need to have faith in the bigger picture.
McCrorie, John, Murphy, Morelos and Windass (for sell on value) were the priorities to extend contracts - Bates not in that plan

13 Apr 2018 13:50:24
Read in the papers that he wanted 7.5k but I'm thinking that McCrorie as probably signed a contract on less and they are not offering bates anymore than him.

Think about it this way he'd be one of the best paid players outside Rangers and Celtic in the league and as much as I like him he is not worth that at the moment, with only a few games under his belt.

13 Apr 2018 16:35:44
Never rated him anyway

13 Apr 2018 18:04:55
I really wouldn't panic about losing bates. We should be looking at better than him surely?

15 Apr 2018 12:50:03
Bates a good young player? You on hard stuff? He was a very average, Championship level grafter who showed no real skill whatsoever.







 

 

 
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