21 Aug 2020 12:28:09
For everyone who criticises our academy we have Seven players in the under 21 Scotland squad.
So players are developing, much better than the past.
Mcrorie mccrorie, although agreed to sell
Wright Middleton Kelly Mayo and Paterson.
These under 21 games are all good experience and hopefully we see some Prato first team.

1.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 12:32:55
Totally agree John. The more good experience they get, the more likely they will get their chance at Rangers.

2.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 12:36:50
I don't think anyone is criticising the academy John. i'm not anyway. I think there is just a frustration that we are developing and losing the talent. It would be good to see them get a chance with us. Its great that so many are getting into the Scotland 21s and does prove that the talent is there. let's see them make the next step though.

3.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 13:21:14
Moc plenty are mate. All I’ve read is close it down, waste of money and effort
Every club develops and lose players it’s academy life.
Ask Glentoran, Ross county and Blackpool Who have lost players to us in last two months.

4.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 14:00:56
John I don’t think anyone is criticised the academy mate genuinely

I think it’s more about the good young layers not getting a chance in the main team

Possibly should let them have there chance in cup games atleast in early stages when we’re drawn against teams in the lower league and bringing them on in a game when we’re a few goals up

Just trying to find a good way to introduce them into the first team without sacrificing the team when we need too be winning games

It’s a balancing act I think we still need to get right

As it would be good to see them breaking through

Would you agree mate?

We never really seen billy gilmour get a chance in first team up here yet has broken into. Chelsea 1st 11 on. A good few occasions 6-7 games anyway And he has looked very good

Be good to see some of our own break through 😊.

5.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 14:11:54
Stigno this is not a go a u.
Gil Mour could only play for rangers in Scottish cup as he had not turned 16. U cannot play in top division in Scotland till u turn 16.
He had already accepted a bid from Chelsea to sign for them when he was 16: with a gaurenteed pro deal on his 17 birthday. That’s the rule in England. Apparently that took his wages to 20k,
He could never get that in Scotland . How can u be highest paid player at gers at 16.
Same reason dire mebube is going to Man City for an alleged 30 k a week.

6.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 14:28:31
Ridiculous money down there

But I’m just saying for us to find a way to get young guys breaking into the team

When there not getting headhunted with thousands of pounds getting thrown at them

What would you suggest?

7.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 14:31:20
The youngsters won't truly get their chance until the Celtic are stopped. Its that simple.

8.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 14:31:29
And your right about age thing

That just slipped my mind when I said about gilmour

How do you think we will play at the weekend

Think he might have two up?

What’s your thoughts on a possible score line?

9.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 14:48:24
John 25 do you think any of the current rangers under 21 players will make the grade at ibrox?

10.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 15:03:02
Surely we can play the odd youngster in say League Cup or Scottish Cup matches? I'm not suggesting for a minute that you suddenly put 3 or 4 youngsters into the team, but giving Patterson a run at right back for example? Otherwise, they'll never get a chance at Ibrox.

11.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 15:09:59
I have high hopes for the present crop of young players. There has to be a path to the First Team. However, some young players will be sunk by the weight of expectation.

12.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 15:31:38
Paterson is being introduced gradually. Hopefully some more will follow.

13.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 15:38:22
B gate mccrorie goalie Yes
Kelly is excellent, but not getting game at Ross county.
I’m not convinced re Paterson, Mayo yes.
Not seen enough of Wright.
Middleton no.
But u then sell the ones who don’t make it and invest again.
I’m told the three boys we signed in summer are standing out especially the lad Graham.

14.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 15:40:29
Doiger we did. Kelly against Ayr, Paterson, Kennedy against Stranraer.
Then draw does not favour us given them games.
This is why we want reserves in lower league.

15.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 15:41:04
Gus who do u see coming through.

16.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 16:29:40
Mayo and Paterson. McCrorie will battle for the Goalies jersey next season. Barjonas maybe.

17.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 16:34:27
John 25 how come Kelly is so good but can't get a game at Ross county? He's 20 now should be getting a game with that lot surely?

18.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 16:52:55
I thought the lad Maxwell looked decent.

19.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 16:56:38
A rangers colt team introduced into the league system would help blood our youth players.

20.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 17:13:45
King Walter I agree. Heard rangers are ripping no game time.
He could have went to hearts but wanted tested in top league.
He is IMO our best young player.

21.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 17:12:05
Maxwell is ok. Needs time only just 17.

22.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 17:23:42
Bring them on when we are a couple of goals up?
When was that then?

23.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 17:36:20
Suppose county picked an eleven for the first game and got off to a decent start so may not want to change it. Sure they done similar last season, then went to dug meat. So if form dips again we may see Kelly then.

24.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 17:37:06
Can we not get Kelly back out of Ross county?

25.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 17:46:52
Totally with you on that 68 👍
A rangers colt team in the bottom league would have been the perfect scenario for our young players and their development and education not to mention playing against tough season pros, which would have speeded their education and would have battle hardened them!

26.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 18:00:06
Maxwell is 18.

27.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 18:17:05
King, there is a break clause in Kelly’s contract December.

28.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 18:48:18
Guys the salaries are crazy in football, I have two grandsons who I reckon are players,
One has been offered £50 a week. to sign part time at a Scottish championship club, just 16
The other is 14 been courted by many teams a championship club in England r offering a low four Sum when he is 16.
There is a young Ayrshire lad 14 who is the best around. He has had offers from over 30 clubs.
Their heads r turned every day of the week.
And before anyone asks none off my two interest old firm.

29.) 21 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020 21:32:13
Gus 57 be surprised if we extend Barjonas contract.