15 Jul 2020 09:30:16
Just after reading a very good article by our former winger pieter huistra in the glasgow evening times online. Stating that the correct way to go is by copying the models of ajax, porto and red bull salzburg, in developing, finding talent and bringing through our talented young players, from our academy.

Huistra reckons that's what gerrard and ross wilson are doing and will continue to put massive efforts into this and building it up! So for some of our supporters who want/ think we can keep spending decent amounts of money regularly, it ain't going to be the way and it ain't going to happen.

He reckons we'll bear massive fruits if we're patient, as he believes in gerrard and wilson, we have the correct guys at rangers to achieve this model! Worth the read fellow bears and i tend to agree with huistra and in the near future we will benefit big time and go past the ANTHILL MOB! 👌👍.

1.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 10:17:47
I have been thinking this for ages and feel the youth players at our club should be giving a chance.
This is the model we should be using i just hope our club and manager take notice of this article and start giving youth players a chance.

2.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 10:20:16
But we don't play them coops.

3.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 10:56:38
This keeps surfacing for as long as I can remember but nothing changes our graduation from youth team to first team is pathetic and totally embarrassing. Who was the last manager to give youth players a chance? A string of managers have come out with reasons not to play youth. In all honesty why would any decent youth player want to be part of our system? Teams in league 1 and 2 have better systems than us.

4.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 11:15:43
Problem is we don’t play youngsters and before they even get to play regularly they want x amount of money and there heads get turned by bigger clubs.

5.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 11:17:54
I forgot to say Ajax have plenty of cash in the bank one of the eds maybe be able to tell us more about them.
Am sure they have a lot of money due to players leaving for big bucks.
RBS plenty of cash as well to spend on players.

{Ed001's Note - yeah they are cash rich, just sold Ziyech to Chelsea for £50m and while the money is received in instalments, they have plenty coming in from previous sales too.}

6.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 11:59:43
Who was the last player to step up from the younger teams in last 10 years cause i can't name one.

7.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 12:34:47
If we fail to stop ten in a row, that's when we might really start to focus on youth, the expectation to win every game stops us using youth period.

8.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 12:45:56
6 counties plenty stepped up when we were in lower leagues not one off then good enough. Where r they all now.
That’s why we had a total revamp and see Some signs of better players in academy. Ie Kelly, mccrorie, Paterson maxwell Graham Mayo young lad from Ireland.

9.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 13:27:19
It sounds like a great plan but the trouble is we have no youth prospects coming through, it’s the most difficult thing in the world to bring through young players cause their heads are all full of money and riches it’s the way of the world now, and as soon as a better offer comes along most of the top prospects will jump ship, take Kai Kennedy for example I don’t know how much he’s after but it’s obviously a lot more than we think he’s worth. It’s a completely different culture over in Holland, Austria and Portugal! It would be amazing to see a steady stream of players coming through and representing the club like Ajax but clubs all over the world have been trying to replicate their system for decades but it’s still quite a unique club where that’s concerned.

10.) 15 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020 17:11:40
HighlandBear, Rangers have many young players with real potential. However the pressure to win makes it difficult to give these players their chance. I believe that the colt teams would help give these youngsters a better platform to play against seasoned professionals and give a better indication of when they are ready for a first team chance.

Then it is down to the player to take their chance and show they are better than other players in their position. Unfortunately, the organisations that govern Scottish Football don’t have the foresight or will to make this positive change happen. Until then the odds of young players being blooded at Rangers is unlikely. That said, their are a couple of youngsters listed in the first team squad for this year coming.