27 Oct 2019 21:31:38
Straight from the gaffers mouth, the moans and groans are not helping Tav while he's having a sticky patch. Get behind the team on match day and save the criticism for the pub after the game or on Rangers Rumours.

1.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 00:22:11
Hes hardly going to get cheered for missing a pen 👍if it was one or 2 fair dos but that's 3 already this season, time to change the pk taker.

2.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 10:15:06
So that 3 is one more than your limit is it? Not defending him on missing as I think the reins of penalty taker should be handed to someone else. Gerrard unknowingly created this elephant in the room by handing Tav the captaincy as he seems to feel like he can't drop his captain, if that was the LB which he has proven many times since his tenure he would drop him in a second. His crossing has become poor and was highlighted nothing more than when we got the goal on sunday and Tom Miller said umpteen times that cross was from tav, that assist was from tav. He has struggled beating the first man with his crosses this season and when you look down the left side BB is firing in pin point crosses, maybe tav should be cutting in a lot more than trying to cross the ball. I don't know. SG is the manager and he picks the team, personally I expected a little lie of 'tav is showing signs of tiredness and we decided to drop him, or tav has a tight muscle and didn't want to risk playing him on sunday' just to deflect the reason he was dropped. Its hard, he IS the captain but on the other hand he is struggling and I think a week out could do him the world of good. As ave said before I think SG used permanent marker when he wrote tav and goldsons names on the board at the start of the season. It is what it is really no matter who SG picks, he picks for a reason we have cheered on far far worse players than tav.
Carrot and the stick, some boys need a good shouting at and shake and others an arm round the shoulder.
I will be cheering him on as he wears our top, has the armband and is our player.

3.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 12:54:27
That's a good and fair post mate. It's hard to drop your Captain, especially when you chose him. He hasn't been playing the best this last wee while but deserves our support as you rightly pointed out.

4.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 12:56:01
Stevie said himself there were few options to replace as flan is injured.

5.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 13:03:17
I'd take Tav out the firing line penalty wise. Maybe this will help his overall game, not having this responsibility as well. I'm actually feeling a bit sorry for him and would like to see him knuckle down and recapture some of the form we know he is capable of.

6.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 13:09:44
I remember a time when a player had to be particularly bad to get real grief at Ibrox, and even then somebody would no doubt shout 'get behind the team '. I can only really recall Alan Hutton, Alec Clelland etc getting very minimal grief from the fans, but it was nothing compared with what gets dished out to all our players every week now - dunno whether it's social media or whatnot, but booing your own team was a no-no when i was a lad.

7.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 13:45:19
Tav needs a spell on the bench. Flanagan should be given a shot at RB his natural position. It’s not just the missed pens it’s his costly lapses in defence as well and he’s not playing with any confidence atm. That being said, it was clever play to win the pen in the first place and most of the team weren’t at it yesterday. They’ll be no room for passengers on a freezing cold Wed night at Dingwall. They better get their heads right before then and handle Ross County the way we are expected to.

8.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 16:43:13
Nobody booed him. It was the motherwell fans who were booing as they thought he dived for thr pen 👍 fintytint aye it I'd more than the limit 3 misses out his last 4 pens is really poor and anybody else would be off them by now 👍.

9.) 28 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019 21:00:24
Tav is letting himself down by insisting on taking pens when he is clearly going through a sticky patch. In any other circumstance you miss one and the pens go to someone else. As a senior player SG should be able to rely on him putting the team before himself. I can forgive a loss of form and missing penalty but can’t forgive his continual school boy defending giving away goals when all he has to do is clear his lines. This is the first thing you are told at 13 years old. He is 28 years old and is our captain so should lead and have t he sense to play himself out of these situations by doing the basics well.

10.) 29 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019 10:15:30
Tavenier is setting himself up for criticism he has to deligate instead of doing everything himself our strikers should be taking penalties and Gerrard should be insisting on that Davis is small a d should be taking corners with barasic taking them from his side tavenier to cover corners from ciunter attack with his speed. Simple.

11.) 29 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019 14:00:53
Get off the lad's case, people - the manager has spoken.

12.) 30 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019 12:32:15
totally agree Souness, and, I freely admit I criticised him recently, but, there is a phrase 'Anyone who doesn't make a mistake, doesn't do anything', at least he gives his all.

13.) 30 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019 16:57:42
He can never be critisiced for not trying. Even when making mistakes he's still trying to drive us on down that right. My only points on it is that his confidence seems gone as he's making the same mistakes, not that he's suddenly a bad player,!