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12 Jul 2020 11:45:30
I see Bristol City want Gerrard and if reports are to be believed, their billionaire owner is willing to bankroll him with £millions to gain them promotion to the Premier League. If this is true then will Gerrard be tempted. Three seasons at Bristol City, gain promotion and then go to Liverpool. It has to be a concern. Lansdown as quoted as saying that he will spend what it takes, reputedly, Bristol City has some promising young players. At Rangers he has to win the league this coming Season. What is everyone's view. For me, we have to hope that as he is a man of honour he will see out his contract but we must provide the funding to bring in players to give him a fighting chance of winning the league.


1.) 12 Jul 2020 12:02:00
Don't think Gerrard will want to leave with not proving himself here first.

2.) 12 Jul 2020 12:08:02
It wouldn't bother me if he went to be honest not been impressed by him so far.

3.) 12 Jul 2020 12:12:57
U never know with football. If he left we could always bring someone in better. Massive season for Rangers and for Gerrard. Either going to be a legend or go down as one of our worst ever managers. So far zero trophies won and about 20million lighter, need to win league this season coming or its a massive failure again.

4.) 12 Jul 2020 12:19:38
Dsger and who would u replace him with if he left.

5.) 12 Jul 2020 12:20:40
Paul not sure how 20 million lighter. He made us near 30 million from Europe.

6.) 12 Jul 2020 12:22:27
Win nothing this new season and he will be gone with the wrath of our supporters ringing in his ears.

A tainted 9 and a possible ten will be too much for me and many others to bear ("bear" not a pun) .

Let the board and us get behind him for his FINAL push.

7.) 12 Jul 2020 12:22:55
So the billionaire will spend what it takes . FFP might stop that if it is relevant in the championship.

8.) 12 Jul 2020 12:28:19
No chance he goes this season we cannot bed in another manager and his spending needs
Whatever you think of him he gets the club and the importance of this season
We played some great football last season highlights included braga, strangely cup final where we played them off park and got cheated with a blatant offside goal
Lowest for me defeats to hearts in the cup
I think he’d go without being pushed if we win nothing this season.

9.) 12 Jul 2020 12:35:53
Cant see Gerrard leaving for Bristol City. Gerrard will not want to be know as a failure at Rangers. He's determined to succeed here.

10.) 12 Jul 2020 12:37:47
John meaning he's spent 20mill in transfers and won us abosultely zero. We made about 15mill from europe the 1st year we made groups yet the club still was minus like 11million on the books. And the majority of his signings ( including loans) have been duds.

11.) 12 Jul 2020 12:53:07
Let Bristol pay millions for Gerrard then and we could replace him with John Terry maybe then our defenders will learn how to defend.

12.) 12 Jul 2020 13:04:56
There's absolutely NO chance steven gerrard will leave rangers, to become the new bristol city manager, no matter what billionaire owns them!
Gerrard is a winner and as determined as a manager as he was as a world class midfielder for liverpool! He's also a very loyal guy. He will only leave rangers for a certain few clubs and be realistic guys, it won't be for bristol city.
He knows how honoured/ privileged he is to be the glasgow rangers manager! I stick by what i've said all along, that steven gerrard will win the league as rangers manager.

13.) 12 Jul 2020 13:10:15
How is he a failure and not good enough? European last 16 and competing with a team in the east who have had more year on year as a budget and investment with an established team and squad already in place. Gerrard has started with a team struggling to beat Aberdeen to second to playing the Celtic off the park. Need I mention progres?

14.) 12 Jul 2020 13:42:14
Hes brought in Dafoe, Borna, Katic, Edmunson, Arfield, Aribo, Goldson, Davis, Kent, Mcgregor, Haji, Helander, Kamara, Jones, Stewart, Polster, Flanagan. None of these are what I would call duds. Most of the duds are gone or were put out on loan. Only Barker remains and I think that was Mark Allens. Before he came in we looked like this.

Tav Cardoso Bates Declan John
Goss Holt
Candias Nico Windass

Subs, Miller, Wallace, Alf, Jack, Alves, Russel Martin, Hodson, Penna, Rossiter, Herrera, Doddoo, Ohaloran, Forester, Dalcio, Dorrans, Halliday etc etc.

The only players (apart from some youngsters) to have survived to this point at Rangers from 2017/ 18 are Alf, Jack and Tav.

We are not there yet and he know is it but we are getting closer to what a Rangers team should look like. This is Gerrards season with nowhere to hide as 95% of the players are his own, he knows the club, the fans, the league, the clubs, the weather, the pitches, the refs, the media, so no Silverware this time round then a portion of our fans will be asking questions.

I would argue however that getting to where we are in Europe is more beneficial than winning the league cup for example. He has to be given credit for that.

15.) 12 Jul 2020 13:52:51
I think it would be too risky for Gerrard tbh. He has it so easy up here.

Most of our fans are totally besotted by him and he can do no wrong.

If he was to go down south and fail at championship level his managerial career would be over before it even started. He would be back managing the Liverpool reserves in no time.

16.) 12 Jul 2020 13:56:00
Any Rangers manager who does not win a trophy in 3 years won’t be there for a 4th regardless if it Gerrard or anyone else. The main ingredient we are missing is winning mentality and he has three players to find with this to give himself a chance.

I really hope he achieves it.

Great players are not always great managers. I blame the players in the last two seasons for their lack of ability to compete for the whole season but these players are now Gerard’s team so he will take the credit or the blame come May 2021.

17.) 12 Jul 2020 14:07:27

He has failed in his job so far I don’t care about Europe he has won a trophy in Scotland and that’s what matters especially the league.
So at the moment he has Failed but can change that this season.

18.) 12 Jul 2020 14:26:32
I personally believe that he will stay with us, principally because he is a man of honour however, if he doesn't win the league this coming Season the Club needs to stick with him. I believe that he has done a remarkable job given what he inherited and the little funding that he has had to date. While not all of his signings have been a success we are certainly in a better position than before he arrived and our run in Europe has been quite exceptional. I just hope that he is given the financial support and our DoF can bring in three quality first team players since I believe that is all we are short of winning the league in 2021, (assuming of course that the SPFL don't come up with another fiddle to give it to those creatures in the East End) .

19.) 12 Jul 2020 14:35:17
John i think beale would be my coach to replace him acording to the platers its him that's doing all the donky work SG isn't working he's won zilch fur us i'm no sure but is he no the least succesful coach in our history i might have that part wrong tho.

20.) 12 Jul 2020 14:52:51
Paul think where we would be without his Europe money.

21.) 12 Jul 2020 14:55:30
Dsger on that basis if Beale doing all the donkey work he has then failed.

22.) 12 Jul 2020 14:55:43
Good post tjbb.

23.) 12 Jul 2020 15:30:10
Compare the history. Glasgow Rangers v Bristol City. I rest my case.

24.) 12 Jul 2020 15:38:13
Tjbb i would say a few of them are duds yes. stewart barker most of his loans. grezda jones hasn't exactly shined either . he also never signed mcgregor or arfield they were already in door b4 he was manager. just. yeah john without europe money we would be in whole world of trouble . but facts are if he doesn't win league or anything this season he will go down as one of the worst ever. Praying not obviously. But unless we sign and 2 or 3 quality players that can slot into 1st 11 then we won't have enough to stip celtic.

25.) 12 Jul 2020 17:47:14
When the time comes for Gerard to leave I believe that Beale will go with him. For me, Rino Gatusso would be the man to replace him and there is every chance that this could happen.

26.) 12 Jul 2020 17:59:06
Berkshire agree re Beale.
Do u think we could afford Gatusso, depends on timing don’t write off Defoe.

27.) 12 Jul 2020 19:52:50
John 25, we have family friends in Carmunock. They knew Gatusso as his wife's parents lived beside them. His wife would like to return to Scotland and last time we spoke with them they said that Gatusso was serious that he wanted to return to Scotland and would love to come back to Rangers.

28.) 12 Jul 2020 21:57:14
I get that Berkshire but he’s on allegedly two million in Italy.

29.) 13 Jul 2020 09:35:11
Aye because Aston Villa with Terry in the background are rock solid at the back and ripping up the EPL this season!

30.) 13 Jul 2020 09:39:10
We all have and are perfectly entitled to our opinions on steven gerrard's reign so far, as rangers manager. But what i just can't understand guys, is some on here who don't think we've improved under gerrard, because in my eyes we have improved and improved a lot under gerrard and we're getting there, but i know we're ALL wanting it yesterday, if you like.

For any of our supporters who don't think we've improved a lot under gerrard, think to pedro caixinha and surely you must see massive improvement since then! The full club from top to bottom has been overhauled and all for the very best and our future, i believe looks very good! We've got very professional/ very good coaches all the way through our academy now.

This all takes time fellow bears and will be fruitful, given time which some of us just don't want to give. I know having been going to watch rangers everywhere, for nigh on 43 years now, that the expectations of our fantastic football institution,
was structured in ALWAYS winning things and 2nd place was as well as being last, for glasgow rangers football club! Having said that and looking at the devastation of our club and where we've been and how low we were, i do honestly think we have to be a wee bit more patient as we will get there and get there under steven gerrard! 👍👌

We will be the dominant club again under gerrard, i don't have any doubt about that. Its coming fellow bears, so let's get right behind gerrard and the management team and our players and put a hault to the ANTHILL MOB's dominance. We've proved under gerrard, we're more than a match for them👌! Consistency agsinst the smaller teams and dealing with the deep block of these teams and we're sorted and i wholeheartedly believe that! 👍👌.




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11 Jun 2021 16:37:39
13m could be referring to Norwegian Kronur. There is currently in the region of 11 Norwegian Kronur to the £
The stories that I have seen are quoting £1.3m.




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05 Jun 2021 11:32:32
We certainly can't afford to sell our top five players if we have any designs on reaching the Group Stages of the Champions League and want to win the league next season. It would be sheer folly, even if we did have players ready to come in. I reckon we could afford to lose Goldson and Hagi but I would be looking for at least £20m for those two. If Kamara was to go, (and I have heard that he wants back to Arsenal), then I would expect £12m to £15m for him. I don't believe that we can afford to lose Kent and even if we retained all our players I still believe that we need another two or three on top of what we have if we are to progress. Our current squad lacks quality in depth and as Gerrard has already highlighted, every time we bring in a player they need to be better than what we have. Following that logic, if Kamara and Hagi are transferred then we need to replace them with better players. Yes, we need to balance the books, but reaching the Group stages in Europe this coming season and retaining our league title will go a long way to doing this.




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05 Jun 2021 11:23:42
Not sure about Josh King. He is getting on a bit and if he was any good then Everton wouldn't have released him! I would rather see us spending money bringing in a young player from the lower English Leagues or signing Nisbet, (it certainly looks like we missed a good young player there) . We need more home grown talent in our ranks and in that respect Ferguson would be an obvious target for me, especially if we are to sell Kamara or Hagi since it is unlikely that either Arfield or Davis will be able to play every game next season.




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02 Jun 2021 14:54:53
Whoever ends up at Everton will need at least £300 million if they are to have any chance of success and will need to empty the squad of the jokers that have been signed at exhorbeftent fees by previous managers. No wonder they have lost their current manager to Real Madrid. Sadly they look like they will continue to play second fiddle to Liverpool for years to come. I would be amazed if Gerrard risked his credibility going to Goodison when His future is surely at Annfield, (just hopefully not for a few years yet)!




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27 May 2021 19:55:34
I can see us sell Hagi if the reported rumours are correct. Hagi is a good young player but he i9s still very much Work In Progress. A £10m fee + a sell on clause would be a good piece of Business and would potentially free up the funds to sign Veerman and Ferguson.





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18 Jun 2021 17:45:36
I would have agreed prior to the Czech V Croatia game but thought the penalty decision was hideous! Never a penalty in a million years!




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18 Jun 2021 17:43:42
O'Donnell will be like a lamb to the slaughter! As for Dykes, arguably the worst player that I have seen in a Scotland Jersey. Good to see young Gilmour in the Team. Only time will tell if that is the starting line up and personally I am not unhappy that young Patterson isn't in the team. I would rather that he was not on the wrong side of an embarrassing defeat!




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11 Jun 2021 17:01:25
Good point Stewartyblue. I agree. Personally I am more interested in seeing who we sign to strengthen our squad and help us to make a serious assault on Europe as well as retaining the league. What that lot in the East End do is of little interest to me.




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07 Jun 2021 23:25:46
Given that I am not a Scotland Fan, (a matter of birth), I can hopefully comment as a neutral! Given the improved quality of player now available to Scotland, (principally those players plying their trade in England), I reckon that they have a reasonable chance of progressing. Clarke has done a decent job, he just needs to avoid any paper hype regarding over rated Celtic players that certainly do not merit being in the starting line up and on a totally bias basis I would like to see Paterson start at right back. Clarke has managed to get guys like Dykes to play above his ability although, if he plays against Croatia and England he will need to improve his goal scoring skills since he was poor against Luxembourg. I certainly believe that England are over hyped and not as good as the press down here would like to make out.




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05 Jun 2021 11:19:09
Fully agree that next Season is by far the most important given the potential for a direct route into the Group Stages of the Champions League however we can't look to sell off all our best players, even if we have others waiting in the wings to join us. Some players take longer than others to settle into a new club and we could see towards the end of last season that in terms of quality our squad was wafer thin. I would suggest that we could afford to lose Kamara and Hagi providing the transfer fees were substantial and by that I mean at least £25m in total for the two of them. Hopefully we can also pick up a couple of £million getting rid of the fringe players like Jones. That sort of money would allow us to balance the books and invest upwards of £10m in new and better players. For me, if we are to be successful in Europe we must hold on to Kent, Barasic and ideally Goldson, but we do need to bring in two midfield players, ideally another striker and if we lose one of our mainstream centre backs, then another central defender.