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17 Aug 2023 11:42:15
I hope the rumours re Palma are somewhat true. We definitely need a creative winger or two. We are missing directness and pace into the oppositions box, we can't just rely on Borna and Tav.

We need to mix it up a bit as we look very one dimensional. I get it's early, but we have had a few games and it's clear to see.

With Matondo, the jury's out, but are we willing to risk it all on him.

PSV are a different animal and if we are struggling to break down killie? and Servette, we need to do something while we still can and not go through the season regrettably.

Blue dreamer

1.) 17 Aug 2023 12:16:51
Psv would defend like killie tho.

2.) 17 Aug 2023 13:20:21
Not worried about breaking PSV down I’m more worried about them exposing the clear weaknesses we have defensively.

3.) 17 Aug 2023 13:33:13
Our record against PSV is very good. Won 4, drawn 2. ATM they go in as favorites imo, but defensively they don't look that great either tbh! I agree we need a another winger. I would like us to play a 352 system with Tav and Borna as proper wing backs until another wide play or 2 come in?!?!? If we can make chances (and take them at Ibrox) it's a 50/ 50 tie. Need to take a lead to Holland tho.

4.) 17 Aug 2023 15:23:31
History in football result wise mean nothing this is a different psv team.

5.) 17 Aug 2023 16:28:10
I am a realist. Europa it is. We have nae change and that mob will get mauled in the ECL group stage.

6.) 17 Aug 2023 17:13:09
That’s was meant to be wouldn’t.

7.) 17 Aug 2023 17:14:30
GMS you say we need another winger but you would play with wing backs.

8.) 17 Aug 2023 19:05:08
they may well do but would be good too have a plan b and c going forward it's more important to be able too mix it up n change strategy wingers can do that.

9.) 18 Aug 2023 00:25:47
We literally played a 3back against Killie and it was the worst we have played in 2 years.

Tav and Borna was non existent in the game down the wing aswell 3 at the back won't work as Everyone but Ibrox pitch is so narrow.

10.) 18 Aug 2023 09:33:01
Callam, Tav and Borna are the two biggest weaknesses with our defence and PSV will know to exploit that. Neither can defend particularly well combine that with stopping them from making any attacking runs down the wings and neither player will bring anything to the game.

11.) 18 Aug 2023 10:21:10
Yep need a bit of cheek and swagger . with some pace and need to cough up the right money for it.

12.) 18 Aug 2023 11:24:52
Killie did well at home last season and crap away, they will continue to benefit from that atrocious cheap and nasty pitch this season.

13.) 18 Aug 2023 12:49:02
give PSV half the chances to score we gave servette and it's game over for us regards champions league football.

14.) 18 Aug 2023 15:45:40
Totally agree laudruphagi here's hoping we get it right on the night and luck on our side

It's going to have to be ?.



12 Jul 2023 09:12:29
Balogun has medical supposedly
this may be a goer.

Blue dreamer

1.) 12 Jul 2023 09:28:37
Why would we waste the wages bring in 2 players that are actually going to play in panzo and trusty what a waste he's pasted it and injury prone.

2.) 12 Jul 2023 09:37:30
Think he already signed qpr put out a statement saying he’s left 34 mins ago.

3.) 12 Jul 2023 10:04:47
The reason we are bringing Balogun into replace king is because we can’t afford to buy 2 centre half’s.

4.) 12 Jul 2023 10:09:48
So guessing Panzo ain’t happening then.

5.) 12 Jul 2023 10:19:26
Welcome back big leon.

6.) 12 Jul 2023 10:27:44
This isn’t what is required we need better than balogun.

7.) 12 Jul 2023 10:44:43
No doubt players going out is the problem right now, let's find a nice Saudi and remove the ties and blazers from the current board .

8.) 12 Jul 2023 10:51:22
Can't agree more. Going back to the well is a mistake. I'd rather we signed a young CB who will at least play than a guy who was injured most of last year to be a 4th choice.

9.) 12 Jul 2023 11:04:01
I can't believe we are considering signing Balogun again (if true? ) . Granted I liked the big man, but wow! ?.

10.) 12 Jul 2023 11:11:56
Why balogun 35 and not Panzo 22

11.) 12 Jul 2023 11:43:13
Balogun will win cross balls after Barasic dozes off.

12.) 12 Jul 2023 11:47:56
It’s cover for King, what’s the fuss? He more than likely won’t play unless we have a crisis like last year. It won’t stop us pursuing another main CB and what are the options other than him? Another free agent? Loan someone who won’t get any game time? Pay a fee for someone? I think it makes sense.

13.) 12 Jul 2023 12:00:18
the easiest n cheapest option as a back up n it all he will be a back up.
he loves out teamm n maaby a sa short term utility player.

14.) 12 Jul 2023 12:03:37
Because balogun is the cheapest option avail according to rangers review the only fit ch we have atm are Soutter Davies and Mayo.

15.) 12 Jul 2023 12:08:01
We're going to sign panzo to cover davies. Goldson, souttar and panzo will be the main 3.

Balogun is here for if and when needed.

Davie weir had a 4 month injury at 34 and joined us 2 season later for 4 years.

Panick merchants.

16.) 12 Jul 2023 12:46:33
Because we're bringing back balogun for extra cover doesn't mean we ain't going to sign a couple of younger centre halfs so think and take stock ?.

17.) 12 Jul 2023 13:09:12
Yous are all daft btw yous think Balogun is the centre half we are buying? He is a replacement for a long term injury of king reason it’s all came out so quickly. Seriously man?.

18.) 12 Jul 2023 13:58:36
Balogun - free
Panzo - not free.

19.) 12 Jul 2023 14:15:01
A short option. We have now have 31 players on our books. It’s the Scottish premier league.



09 Feb 2023 10:24:12
Few sights saying robbie Ure the young striker isn't happy with current contract offer and wants too leave, thought this boy was doing really well 18 goals n 7 assists also scored on his senior debut, any body heard anything, i honestly thought this boy has potential too make it

Thoo could be nonsense i'm reading.

Blue dreamer

1.) 09 Feb 2023 10:58:40
Let’s be honest we won’t see him play again with Morelos, Colak and Roofe fit. A lot of these players that are good at b team level ain’t good enough for the first team sadly. The amount being released this summer proves that. Even the ones with high potential barely get a look in. Expected Lowry to play a lot more this season.

2.) 09 Feb 2023 11:18:32
The youngsters that don't make our first team is still making Rangers plenty cash going forward, Lowry had an injury this season and will get played more but when he does start a game he needs to step it up because we have many talented am now.

3.) 09 Feb 2023 11:22:13
With a rebuild of some kind required in the summer, these guys see another door closing in front of them.
I would not be surprised if most of the b team look to move on, as chances become more and more limited.

4.) 09 Feb 2023 12:38:48
16: 17,18 year olds need to develop first, how many 16-17 year olds playing in spfl or epl.

5.) 09 Feb 2023 13:38:35
None John and if they do player they will be been highly talented boys, I agree with you at least were making good money from moving them on great for us moving forward.

6.) 09 Feb 2023 16:40:58
Read a report saying he has been offered a new contract on less money than he us already on. I can't see why he would accept a reduction.

7.) 09 Feb 2023 17:06:09
It’s only a small % of young players that make the step up to become a regular starter in the first team or at the very least a squad member.
We currently have Devine, King, and Lowry and even these three players have also had limited game time this season.
McCann moved on to FG Rovers to get a regular game.
Bassey established himself in the starting 11, and Patterson featured in the odd game, and both were sold at a hefty profit for the club.
The club have recently bought Cantwell and Raskin who are both relatively young players so it is becoming increasingly difficult to make the breakthrough from the B team, but you never know.

8.) 09 Feb 2023 17:28:46
Copland old enough if good enough.

9.) 09 Feb 2023 17:55:04
I’ve seen a lot off ure, at this stage off his career he would be behind, rudden, Dallas and Hardie imo.

10.) 09 Feb 2023 18:08:04
Really John? As a guy that watches youth team you can't use EPL and spl as an example of youth development foreign teams are far better at it than us by simply playing a youth regular in your team peoe start watching as they all want to jump on them before they go mega money. Playing them more is the way ahead in my opinion as the financial gap between us and rest of Europe only going to get bigger as spfl are making a mess of sponsorship TV deals and our game in general all short term thinking. ?.

11.) 09 Feb 2023 18:12:15
And Monty how do you know they are not good enough? Boy played 1 game scored 1 goal it's stupid our club don't even have a proper look at them in spl games I refer back to my previous comment rangers 3 nil up at hearts and Beale brings on jack with gash in his leg rather than Lowry who ayed well against hearts before devine looked decent no longer getting game time out club is a. farce when it comes to youth and the boy went up in my estimation if he's planned ng to leave it tells me he's ambitious.

Nobody should let Thier kiss resign for rangers after a certain age as we simply don't give them a chance.

12.) 09 Feb 2023 18:14:42
Copland your seriously not counting bassey as a rangers youth are you? He was brought in.

13.) 09 Feb 2023 18:18:47
Problem gofor, people on here would run them down at every opportunity as we see on here regularly

Would u accept not winning league for five seasons to give our academy boys 100 games.

14.) 09 Feb 2023 18:31:19
Gofor- fair point Bassey was previously with Leicester but an example of what can be achieved as players all have a sell on value.
I am all for giving young players a chance.

15.) 09 Feb 2023 18:38:39
Seen a fair bit of Ure play and il be honest iv never been Overly impressed by the boy, don't feel he will ever be a starter.

16.) 09 Feb 2023 19:57:07
Yeah name of the game as you always hope n desire a good Scottish talent too make it through our ranks into the first team, just harder at teams with more money too bring in forign talent who will obs be up the peking order before them, as better the players wether scottish or from abroad so much harder too push on make the step up to first team.

17.) 09 Feb 2023 20:18:49
And at least post full rumour rangers offered less money than he was already on. I am one who thinks club are lying again about finances and this is designed to force boy out club and us to get development fee.

If anyone has a kid out there at rangers once they reach 16 they should leave you will not get a fair chance.

And any parent that doesn't advise Thier kid to do so is crazy in my opinion.

18.) 09 Feb 2023 20:43:29
John now your being daft not win league to give youth a chance who said that nobody!

Like I said the other day £ nil up at hearts and first sub we look to is jack when he just took a knock and gash in leg week before and left two booked players in barasic and lundstrum on the park til later in game risking red card and he brings Lowry on in 89th Min if you can't being one youth player or for 20 Min of a game your 3 nil up in then I'm sorry for us to say there is a clear pathway for youth is a blatant lie and again short sited by our club we will lose Lowry for under a million when we should be playing him and looking at good fee.

Did we lose all leagues with Ferguson Hutton McGregor Adam miller and the like no! We are simply being short sited.

19.) 09 Feb 2023 20:45:05
And John inflating numbers and pulling stupid scenarios out the air is beneath you.

Did I say they had to get 100 games or you have to play them all at once no!

Expect better from you john.

20.) 09 Feb 2023 22:18:21
Whatever the rights and wrongs, we need a way to bring them through. We have 2.5 strikers. Roofe good striker but been out every year. Yes injury but surely there is room on the bench. Might give others a kick up the arse in times they can't even be others to turn up fit! That way the others might see a Pathway and we won't loose quality.

21.) 09 Feb 2023 23:03:15
If you look over all the top leagues there almost no 16.17.18 players starting for thre teams unless they are top class a see why there is a b team cause one day a player will come through that is a exceptional talent we don't have that in the b team at the moment.

22.) 10 Feb 2023 00:08:50
Any striker worth there salt would score 20/ 30 at youth level And most don’t make it he’s hardly prolific would prob score 4 at his level at all and will be wanting 5/ 6k I bet.

23.) 10 Feb 2023 00:09:43
Go for … where’s the rangers lies?

24.) 10 Feb 2023 05:11:14
Harry kane did rubbish in championship and came back to spurs and something just clicked .

Not every player developes the same way.

25.) 10 Feb 2023 05:13:49
If you want to go stats route look at Lowry game time compared to goals and assists with top team and still gets left out because he's perceived as cocky or arrogant and then Beale hinting at doesn't train hard enough.

I'm sorry but Beales job is not to get the most out of players day to day it's to know how toanage all types of players to get best results on pitch and youth development is a part of that.

26.) 10 Feb 2023 06:43:26
Just thought it sounded he was progessing well 18 goals n 7 assists
Goal on senior debut

Si i would have thought this would be potential to nurture unless a majour prob we don't know or see

Thought with these kinda stats he would off had some training in arournd the first team more too be accesed more.

But maybe he has n just ain't cutting it

That's why was asking just seems acadamy grads a becoming few n far between in the team

N i get its great too make good money on them

Would just love too see another ferguson, mcgregor, type player really make there nam at us

As i thought Patterson would have been an exceptional ger if he stayed on, yeah i get it was tavs spot but he done no wrong, could have been our future captain, boys like this are few n far between so why keep punting them, Patterson. Gilmore,

I would have rather kept him
As over the years i think he would have done us a better turn than ten million by been a pivital player for us

Just my oppion guys no right or wrong just harder being acadamy players at larger teams.

27.) 10 Feb 2023 11:25:37
Why would we offer the boy less money than he`s on now? That would be us just saying they don`t want him so we should just release him when his contract is up. Can`t say I`ve seen much of him but he did do what Rudden and Hardie couldn`t do, score on his debut. He`s scored 20 goals already this season, trained with the first team and scored a goal in two appearances so I don`t understand why we are making him an offer he can`t accept . Hopefully this is just more Football Insider nonsense, they seem to continually print rumours about our youngsters contracts that never come true.

28.) 10 Feb 2023 12:21:28
Wsl. FI never get anything correct.

29.) 10 Feb 2023 13:55:31
Gofor u got an issue, I asked a simple question, u go on attack, read it,

Many on here say they would play academy, I simply asked u.

I asked if that was your view.

I know much much more than u about youth football in Scotland and England.

30.) 10 Feb 2023 13:56:45
Wsl, how do we know this to be true, more click bait rubbish.

31.) 10 Feb 2023 14:59:23
East Belfast we don’t even have that type of player in Scotland imo.

32.) 10 Feb 2023 16:08:45
Correct John it's baffling a can't remember the last time a Scottish team actually had a youth player that actually had what it took to go far.

33.) 10 Feb 2023 20:37:08
East I do think is a combination off many things.

34.) 10 Feb 2023 23:37:14
Hey guys
Thought I’d add some into this post

Am I missing something? Or got the wrong end of this debate?

Is it just me or are forgetting about young players like

Ben doak now at Liverpool
calvin Ramsay at Liverpool
Kerr smith Aston Villa
Aaron hickey Bologna
Ferguson - Bologna
Ian Henderson st mirren
Rory Wilson Aston Villa
Connor Barron - Aberdeen
Lewis fiorini Man City - loaned Lincoln city
Elliot Anderson loaned Bristol city

There’s more won’t name them all

But they were all playing first team football bar Rory for us
That all done well enough to get good moves and look promising careers ahead of them
and ones still up here getting good game time and making a name for themselves with there respective clubs like at mirren and Aberdeen Hibs have been good at giving young ones good game time too

Aren’t a lot of these not got what it takes to go far

look at john McGinn - Andrew Robertson?

These guys played here and got the moves and went onto have good careers

So not understanding where some posts am have came from can’t remember young guys getting game time and moving on to better things
Or will have the chance to move to better things?

young ones getting game time all over the place just we don’t as a club don’t like to do it to often

We just need to give one or two more of a chance to stand out and get behind them.

35.) 11 Feb 2023 07:10:00
In addition to Stigs list, look across the city at what Callum McGregor and James Forest have achieved. Then add onto that Kieran Tierney. Even Ralston is getting more game time than any of our youth products bar Greegsy who has been around for almost 20 years now.

To play in Europe we need to have homegrown players and, to make progress in Europe, we need to have good homegrown players capable of being more than quota fillers. The pressure on rangers managers to win every single domestic game leads to not even seeing many youth players in Cup competitions. We really need to be giving more opportunities to players at a younger age.

36.) 11 Feb 2023 16:45:12
The number one requirement for Rangers and for any manager of Rangers is to win the league. The objective of the Board must be to provide the manager with the Resources to put the best team on the park so that we have a better chance than the opposition to win every game we play.
I do worry that we might be releasing young players that could go on to be first team regulars just as Barry Ferguson and McGregor were.
I guess my concern is that generally, we do not have the quality of player that we had historically that allows us to bring in the youngsters and still be confident of winning the league. This last Transfer Window we do appear to have made two excellent signings but it has been a long time coming and we still have a long way to go!
Can Use and others at the Club be future top players for Rangers, I would like to think so and in Ure's case, given game time he might just show that he is better than Colak.

37.) 11 Feb 2023 21:31:04
East Belfast so the players playing in Italy seriaA hickey at Brentford Patterson at Everton, Ramsey at Liverpool ? have you been watching football for last few years ?.



30 Jan 2023 16:45:13
Ed have we enquired about Bassy on loan.

Blue dreamer

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

1.) 31 Jan 2023 09:31:49
Doubt that one very much mate.

2.) 31 Jan 2023 09:41:39
Blue, not a chance.

3.) 31 Jan 2023 09:28:51
Ed do you have any information on any cf we could be looking at coming on board today?

{Ed002's Note - Unfortunately I think it will be difficult to add one before the summer.}

4.) 31 Jan 2023 10:00:23
Ajax aren’t going to give Rangers Bassey back on loan just 6 months after they paid £22m for him.

5.) 31 Jan 2023 10:21:43
Didn’t Beale say yesterday that he had a number 9 in mind, but that he wouldn’t be available until the summer?

6.) 31 Jan 2023 10:30:22
Bassey is never coming to us on loan.

7.) 31 Jan 2023 10:11:41
Cheers ed.

8.) 31 Jan 2023 10:16:30
Ed002 I would love to have your knowledge on the players that you do have top stuff mate ?.



20 Jan 2023 06:59:00
Reporter from over there has posted an eggtimer and ? emoji re Raskin too rangers on his twitter accout

Saying in advanced stages
Raskin really unhappy and wanting deal too rangers as soon ASAP.

Blue dreamer

1.) 20 Jan 2023 09:21:41
Feel like this could be a great window for us. I hope Raskin, Whittaker and Cantwell all sign and work out. Then Wilson should get the well deserved credit he’d deserve (if we manage to get them) . I feel like one thing about Wilson is he’s a very shrewd negotiator.

2.) 20 Jan 2023 09:42:00
If we get Raskin, Whittaker, and Cantwell, then I’d agree this has been a good window. If we could could push the boat out a bit more and get that big striker who was valued at £1m (Krstovic) then it's been exceptional.

3.) 20 Jan 2023 09:57:34
All 4 would be sensational business.

4.) 20 Jan 2023 10:37:11
Great if we get these guys in but Ross Wilson a shrewd negotiater. Tell that to Rabbi Matondo agent.

5.) 20 Jan 2023 11:26:07
Would be great window if we land all 3 being mentioned. Cantwell, Whittiker and Raskin all improve our team and at a great age. They all come and hit form we vould be looking at over 40m for all 3 in a couple years.

6.) 20 Jan 2023 14:53:16
Fins crossed they come our way.




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02 Aug 2023 11:34:42
am really worried about our defense
two left backs who really need too up their game

a centre back who really shouldn't be any where near us

goldson just coming back but he's beginning too showing signs of niggles

balagon i love but prone too an injury

we had a make shift defense other week n it showed by far its our weekest position

we can't get 6 gammes into the n season then go crap we really need somdy

celtic won't hold back

we neeed too be more pro active n ruthless as ever

he who hangeth about-ithh gets heehaww.

Blue dreamer

1.) 02 Aug 2023 11:54:55
Barasic is the only Eastern European defender on the planet without a bit of nastiness / dig to his play!

2.) 02 Aug 2023 11:57:33
Left back whether borna or yilmaz will get targeted by every team we come up against.

3.) 02 Aug 2023 12:23:34
Time for consistency tav Souttar balogun barasic should start until goldson is fully fit. No messaging around these guys no what it takes so knuckle down and perform.
Remember we should defend as a team so every one plays their part.

4.) 02 Aug 2023 12:35:29
Goldson tore a thigh muscle came back and broke a bone in his foot, doesn`t really he is showing signs of niggles. I do agree though we have signed too many players with poor injury records like Healnder, Roofe and Souttar . Hopefully Souttar is over his now we`ll need to wait and see on that one.

5.) 02 Aug 2023 12:36:40
Sell both lb and buy doig £5-7m can we afford not to buy a guy who would start every week.

6.) 02 Aug 2023 12:44:04
I think the back 5 will pick itself when all are fit.
As it stands
tav Goldson Souttar Sterling

That’s likely what’s going to happen. Maybe the kb’d will need to make a mistake but with tav playing to his strengths Sterling could tuck in 1 n make 3 cb’s when tav goes forward.
Would help give extra cover for a shaky defence
And with cifuentes supposed to be very good box to box defensively that gives extra cover for tav on the right aswell.

7.) 02 Aug 2023 13:01:33
Sterling is, not a left back.

8.) 02 Aug 2023 13:15:49
Livi mate it’s not as easy as saying but Doig he needs to want to come back to Scotland.

9.) 02 Aug 2023 13:57:02
Jfm a know he’s right footed but at stoke he played 1 game more at right back than he did at left back so seems he can play either side comfortably mate?
I’d much rather a left footed left back of course, but from the current squad, if our left backs make a mistake or 2 and don’t up this game and Sterling, having been brought in on a healthy wage then he’s going to have more chance of cementing his place at left back than right back as we will not drop our captain and biggest goal threat (assists/ set pieces/ pens/ open play)
Time will tell mate but so far from perfonces by bb and yilmaz, Sterling will get his chance sooner than later and it will be at left back.

10.) 02 Aug 2023 14:22:44
If MB plays Sterling at LB then wed be as well selling Yilmaz personally if we could recoup 4/ 5m i'd use that to try and sign Doig.

11.) 02 Aug 2023 15:18:46
One Walter how do u recoup 4/ 5 million on someone you paid three million for, surely that would be a profit.



02 Jul 2023 08:23:00
Guy's what's the liklyhood of us getting trusty, i think he would be a great addition, still think we need decent defencive reinforcements, if you look at our champions leauge quliy rounds in with our spl games, it shows how tight a skedule can be, n we obs have the cups n that as well

Goldsons solid as we all know but i think teams are built from the back n its great too have solid options
Would love trusty on top of sterlings signing.

Blue dreamer

1.) 02 Jul 2023 09:06:23
Looking forward to see who leaves in the next couple weeks also. MB said 3 players still to come in but the squad will need trimmed. Hopefully bring in fees to cover out spending while at the same time upgrading squad.

2.) 02 Jul 2023 09:20:46
Goldson Solid ?, personally would take a fully fit Souttar any day of the week. Goldson for me is decent. Pretty steady performer but is prone to the odd howler. Personally don’t think he is physical or aggressive enough and his main attribute was his fitness. Hopefully last seasons injury issues were not a sign of things to come.

Said it in the past that I would be more than happy to lose either Goldson or Davies, not fussed which one because both have the same weakness = lack of physicality and aggression. Both neat and tidy on the ball but as a partnership you need at least one to win the aerial battles, which neither does for me.

3.) 02 Jul 2023 09:27:19
I never thought we could get him for the reported £2 million at the start I laughed when I heard that if i'm honest, I still think it will be a hard task getting him but a few guys who say they are in the know on here said he has had meetings with the Gaffer so if correct that's promising as no player would go to listen to a manager if he wasn't interested in going there, he was meant to be outstanding last year so I'm guessing we won't be alone in looking at him, I'd love him to be signed this could be a huge signing in my opinion, I did read somewhere he wasn't doing anything unrill after international duty but not sure how concrete that is, maybe that's why it's been quiet in regards to him recently.

4.) 02 Jul 2023 09:32:05
Goldson solid?
I played centre half a big chunk of my younger life, he isn't a centre half! ( that will upset a few)
He isn't dominant in the air and does not make big tackles. Forwards are not afraid of him.
He does however assist the assist quite well with those long diagonals ??.

5.) 02 Jul 2023 09:50:18
Who remembers playing with a Centre Half and a sweeper.

6.) 02 Jul 2023 10:03:22
At least get panso in.

7.) 02 Jul 2023 10:07:52
I was a cm but played at sweeper many times in the 90's.

8.) 02 Jul 2023 11:00:27
Look at how our season imploded without goldson he's our best ch and has struggled not having a regular partner alongside. We are a better team with him in it.

9.) 02 Jul 2023 11:00:56
I actually like big goldson, apart from this one big injury he had he's been a constant, and never really had someone beside him to gel with and get a good understanding with, God knows how many partners he been paired up with. I think if he can can get a reliable partner beside him we will see the best of goldson imo.

10.) 02 Jul 2023 11:10:48
BAR you must of played center half in the garden with the kids if you think goldson isn't a center half, what a ridiculous statement.

11.) 02 Jul 2023 11:14:04
Was replacing to windy.

12.) 02 Jul 2023 11:16:09
I have to say I agree with the posts re: Goldson. He's a "steady" player, prone to the odd howler and I don't mind having him around. But if (big if I know) Souttar can stay fit then I honestly think he's the better CB.

He's more dominant in both boxes, in the air and on the ground. He's more aggressive in the press and a better 1v1 defender.

In possession of the ball I think he's better than Goldson (and Davies) as well. He easily has the long diag that Goldson and Davies have in their locker, but where he's miles ahead of them both IMO is in driving out with the ball beyond the first press. Goldson and Davies NEVER do that. And also in splitting lines into the feet of a CF or a 10 in the pocket between the lines. Neither Goldson or Davies are good at that pass either, where Souttar is excellent at it.

If we're honest, we only have him because of his injury record. He's a better player by miles than his brother, always has been, so if he'd been fully fit he'd be playing in the EPL easy.

For me, if (and again big if) his injury concerns are behind him, the long term issue resolved, then if Tav did leave for Leeds, he'd have to be a decent shout for Captain.

You've been able to see it in the games we've played, he's absolutely a leader.

13.) 02 Jul 2023 11:18:38
We could certainly do with a bit more pace and aggression at the back, some of goals we give away are a disgrace the last two seasons ( we were a bit better for 55 )

14.) 02 Jul 2023 11:28:16
The problem with souttar is can he stay fit that is his big issue he ain’t better than anyone when he is injured. Good CH a looked promising at end of season but we need him to play 35/ 40 games a season at least.

15.) 02 Jul 2023 11:42:51
Replying even.

16.) 02 Jul 2023 11:47:54
Each to their own Barber.
I remember when 'sweeper' was the in thing, I think der Kaiser and even Bobby Moore had a lot to do with that. Someone with a football brain normally but could tackle when required.

17.) 02 Jul 2023 11:52:14
BAR72 He was great in the air if you look at him during Gerrard’s time he won every dual so if he can get that hunger/ aggression back and stay fit. Think his marking let's him down at times and for some bizarre reason he seems hesitant to get something on a cross/ ball in behind and let's it run across him like the europa final goal, done it a few times during the season too. Poor when running back towards his own goal. Plays an incredible amount of games tho and fairly robust. With a good preseason getting fit hopefully he’ll have a great season.

18.) 02 Jul 2023 11:52:21
If John Soutter didn't have that many injuries since he was a boy he'd 100% be playing in epl for a top club as well, he's the best footballing centre half we've had for some amount of years, solid in the tackle very commanding in both boxes has a great range of passing, he stays fit what a cb we've got, we get Trusty it would be him and Soutter for me, Goldson Davies very good backs ups.

19.) 02 Jul 2023 12:06:26
Zikos and BAR72 spot on re Goldson, For me he’s been very fortunate that the better CHs at Rangers were out injured to often ie Helander and Balguon excuse the spelling, These two guys never shied away from a tackle and never flapped, Also the ones brought in Davies to weak and King would be a better at RB or LB, I hope that Big John Souter can stay injury free ?? as he’s the far better CH we have at the moment and Scottish which is important for Europe. ???????????.

20.) 02 Jul 2023 12:13:38
Goldson gets a lot of stick for some weird reason.

Look at the difference in the team from when he got injured to when he came back into the team. He’s on a different level to any other centre back we’ve had in a decade.

21.) 02 Jul 2023 12:28:47
56 are u Lothar Matthaus ?.

22.) 02 Jul 2023 12:44:54
I am glad to see Souttar playing after his injuries but its a long stretch to say that he is better than Goldson when he has only played less than 10 games . If he is at Rangers long enough he too will make mistakes and be questioned, in fact after his OF howler there were people who wanted him chased out the door then. I must admit he looks better than I thought he was but Goldson has done well for Rangers and his value was underlined by how the season collapsed when he got injured. His early return helped Beale build a platform for the good league results that he achieved. If Souttar can play the left centre back role, they are the pair that I would like to see play, unless we buy someone more comfortable there. Not sure Panzo would be much of an improvement on Davies to be honest.

23.) 02 Jul 2023 13:05:55
He's not a patch on me gvb I'm insulted by that ?.

24.) 02 Jul 2023 13:13:38
Goldson is the best CB. No question. Souttar can be on par but most likely won’t stay fit. Davies is the best on the ball, no question.

Goldson is in actual fact the best skipper also. No Goldson the team is worse and the figs show it.

Souttar can be clumsy and cause fouls the same way Katic did by getting too touch tight at times. But he has a great energy and no nonsense attitude.

The best pairing is Goldson and Souttar. If Trusty signs I would expect Goldson n Trusty to be regular pairing.

25.) 02 Jul 2023 13:15:28
Windy, Ron. Mc Kinnon and David Smith if you’re old enough?

26.) 02 jul 2023 13:26:46
i also dropped back to sweeper as i got older, loved it, i can't forget connor allowing the ball that frankfurt scored from, should have cut it out but left it, we havnt had our historical standard of defence over past 16 years or so, possinly why he stood out when he returned from injury.

27.) 02 Jul 2023 13:51:29
My opinion is that John Souter is a far better CH than Connor Goldson will ever be. ???????????.

28.) 02 Jul 2023 13:56:46
Gdog55 well said ???????????.



08 Jun 2023 06:18:25
I have just read that the gunners are willing too let trusty go what do us guys think would be a realistic price, i would like this guy

Seem a real good player.

Blue dreamer

1.) 08 Jun 2023 06:32:26
Trusty very decent looking left centre half with a turn of pace ?.

2.) 08 Jun 2023 06:37:46
Probably about 4m would have zero complaints if we payed that fee.

3.) 08 Jun 2023 06:54:27
Very fast cb sws.

4.) 08 Jun 2023 07:04:13
I never seen much of Sterling but reading the same about him he's a very fast defender.



29 May 2023 12:10:29
I honestly think colak will do a job for us next season he is the poacher type we need, his goal too game ratio is exceptionally good

N if sakala keepsgoing the way he's going he's turnig ito a real good player, some more experience under beal i think both these guy's will be ruthless

N like him or not sakala just keeps on turning up the goods

Also he's banged a few against them.

Blue dreamer

1.) 29 May 2023 12:18:31
We need young exciting and hungry players sell them with in a few seasons big bucks should be same every window now.

2.) 29 May 2023 12:23:20
Beale doesn't fancy him.

3.) 29 May 2023 12:37:36
Sakala will never be ruthless. He’s too inconsistent to be relied on and is the type of player to get a manager sacked. None of the current squad stepped up when it mattered this season and there’s very few i would care about if we sold them. Don’t care who’s performed well when the league and 2 cups were gone. Where was this when we had something to play for? Colak is a man down when not directly fed chances so is not good enough and Sakala misses open goals from 5 yards out in cup finals and semi finals and that should not be forgiven.

4.) 29 May 2023 13:17:46
DavidB you have summed it up perfectly.

5.) 29 May 2023 13:38:50
David every player misses chances from 5 yards out not just sakala. Too many people blaming him for Celtic games this season when it wasn’t his fault as others played a lot worse than him.

What a comment type of player to get a manager sacked ?.

6.) 29 May 2023 15:09:29
When you miss two open goals in key fixtures combined with many other head scratching attempts. Fashion will never be the striker we need, he’s a backup to the main man. Hopefully we sign someone that can convert a decent number of opportunities.

7.) 29 May 2023 15:17:42
If we start next season with Colak and Sakala on the squad - I wouldn't be upset, providing we strengthened around them.

That said, if we sold both I wouldn't be that bothered as I think we could upgrade both with minimum expenditure.

8.) 29 May 2023 15:29:24
We need guys who'll score against not only celtic as sakala has he's involved in 17 goals in 29 league games so I'd keep him.

9.) 29 May 2023 15:45:12
Morelos missed more sitters against Celtic than any player in our history but people talk about sakala who matched his goals against them in a fraction of the games played.

10.) 29 May 2023 15:51:42
Once is a mistake mayde twice, but Sakala can not be relied upon when pressure is on like cup finals/ semì_finals.

11.) 29 May 2023 16:26:45
Raskin that claim to fame rests with Boyd.

12.) 29 May 2023 16:35:52

Same never as in "McCoist or Hateley or Ronaldo never missed a chance?

Crystal ball was never my forte so hats off to the experts.

13.) 29 May 2023 16:36:50
Morelos doesn’t play for us anymore, we need to address the here and now.
Sakala is completely unreliable, a backup maybe, if someone else fancies him and thinks he’s worth 3/ 4 million I sincerely hope we take it.

14.) 29 May 2023 16:58:12
Hes been one of our most consitant players all season what are fans looking for
He plays hard
N scores goals
Hes a great option to have
Pacy tricky
Creates sets up n scores
Hes been a great squad player why do people see the chances he misses
But don't count his goals
Its mad
Im not saying he's our first choice striker
But look at the stats he's been one of our best this season.

15.) 29 May 2023 18:44:41
Sakala should be nowhere near a starting 11 next season. Fine to keep as a backup (though I'd take any decent money offered) .

He's not a player that can be relied upon when it matters, regardless of how likeable he is. Limited (football) intelligence, his decision making is woeful and his end product is sporadic at absolute best.

He works harder than most, to his immense credit and he gets himself into some good positions. If he'd shown anything regards an ability to improve his decisions/ end product in the two seasons he'd be one to work with, but he hasn't IMO. He still makes the same mistakes now he did when he came in.

Silly runs, getting caught offside, shooting when he should pass to someone better placed, shooting from silly places (without even mentioning the quality of his shooting overall, see his 2 recently that literally went out for their inns! ), missing too many good chances, giving the ball away needlessly etc.

In tight games, we need more quality than Sakala has IMO. Someone who it doesn't matter what type of game they're having if presented with one opportunity they'll take it, it can be relied upon to make the right decision, like Cantwell against Hearts or looking back further Tillman v PSV. Sakala shoots there, every time, he never squares that for the tap in.

16.) 29 May 2023 19:07:08
Agree with Willie that can’t be put down as just another miss or another game,
It was far more important than that, and I believe any striker worth his salt would have scored that.
And all this about Morelos missing sitters dosent wash and I believe he would have scored that.
But to the point a striker has to be consistent but to be successful he has to take his chances in the big games, like semis and finals.

17.) 29 May 2023 19:36:58
I would argue that Sakala has been one of the few successes of the season. Also, the way he plays with enthusiasm and desire is something a few others should copy. I also feel that he has shown plenty resilience since being wrongly subbed off at the end of the Europa League Final last season. That would have been a cue for players with lesser heart to down tools. We can't sell everyone and I think he would work well with another striker a la Prso and Novo.

18.) 29 May 2023 20:07:20
Once again a player who gives his all and even scores and creates lots of goals getting stick on here, its a bit like the news good things actually do happen but they choose not to broadcast just bad stuff the mind boggles.

19.) 29 May 2023 21:01:10
Sakala scored the goal to take us to the Scottish cup final last year again Celtic but he’s doesn’t do it when it matters ?.

20.) 29 May 2023 21:52:44
Raskin no he didn’t lmao it was an own goal.

21.) 29 May 2023 22:24:42
In terms of forward lines, if you compare what we currently have to what Celtic currently have, there is no contest and that is the difference in the two teams. Therefore, we need to make changes and go for something a lot better.

22.) 29 May 2023 22:54:04
Missed two chances against celtic n he's rank rotten n its unforgivable

Its noncence dose not make him a bad player n he's scored in many a big game

Against celtic a good few of our players where rank

I just don't get why its sakalas fault, yeah he missed a sitter

But all this crap morelos wida scored it

No in his current form as he's been mince recently so its all heinsight, n believe me i'm one of his biggest fans

We need too support all our players n i get it if somdys doing nothing

But he's scored bloody 18 goals n assisted ten, so if that's a bad player i can't wait too se a good one

He bleeds rangers
He scores
He creates

What dose a guy need to do too get our support to back him

He dose make a mistake
Or lose pass
But loads do
Cantwell ost the ball the other day for their chance
N so did hagi

It happens but sakala sees a lot more of it n has a lot more chances with it so surly not all his chances or touchs are perfect.



14 May 2023 11:33:19 I think if both Sakala and motondo work on their ball control n finishing n passing they could become pivotal players for us, both have pace to burn, hence running so fast i think that's why they are losing it so much as less time to react, Sakala is getting better. N we have only seen snippets of matondo.

Blue dreamer

1.) 14 May 2023 11:43:47
Blue Dreamer, I'd let both go in the summer.

2.) 14 May 2023 11:52:05
Agree BD, we cannot afford the finished article at the level we want so we have to identify potential talent and develop.

IMHO, both have lots more to give.

3.) 14 May 2023 12:05:24
For 32 games of our league season, where teams come to sit in and make us break them down, pace and no footballing intelligence is pretty useless for us. There's never any space to use it.

This is why players like Cantwell and Hagi are vital, and Aribo/ Tillman before them.

And why Kent, who has pace but only marginally more quality than Matondo/ Sakala, has been pretty woeful for us.

Matondo, in his defence, we haven't seen enough of to know if he can develop/ has the ability to improve his intelligence, but Sakala hasn't improved his in 2 seasons where he's played a lot of football.

If either of them, based on what we have seen so far, are first team starters for us going forward then IMO we'll be having the exact same conversation at this time next year as to why we're so far behind Celtic. They're not the quality that is required.

I'd be willing to give Matondo more time, if we had to, given we've hardly seen him, but Sakala I think it's time to move on. And if I'm being honest, my preference would be to move on Matondo as well, if we can. Lowry is 20 next season and has more of what we need, intelligence wise, than both. I'd rather see him play more than either, so we can see what he develops into.

4.) 14 May 2023 12:05:31
Sakala is of an age if the penny has not dropped before now, it never will. has had long enough to work on basic principles. time to move him on.

5.) 14 May 2023 12:05:40
I’m more than happy for them to be impact players, we need better all round game from our front 3 players. They did well yesterday work rate wise and the threat of pace is always frightening for opposing players.

6.) 14 May 2023 12:15:56
Mark, DK your both pessimists in extreme. Think both very near finished article. Once Matondo gets ammunition from right side midfield I await with joy. He can beat men for fun and when he realises importance of where ball goes i'm drivelling. Yesterday he had tic in circles.

7.) 14 May 2023 12:16:24
Matondo is on 28k a week he should be a 1st team regular on that wage. The guy isn't of the standard required and never will be.

8.) 14 May 2023 12:19:07
I kinda agree bluedreamer, if you look at how we we played they were both vital. Their pace kept Celtic's defence low which allowed us to step up. McCrorie's ability to come off his line also let us step up. Their midfield was isolated because their back line was pinned back. I would keep both Sakala and Matondo as they are both another option to how we can play and it will be interesting to see how they develop. Also because sakala and matondo kept their backline so low this forced Jota and abada to play deeper which meant Tav and Yilmaz could get forward, and Celtic couldn't cope with this.

Clearly we are not a better team with Alfie or Kent or Barasic etc. McCrorie should be given a chance to be number 1, although I do think we will need to sign another GK as McLaughin is not even a decent back up. Ridvan Raskin Cantwell have established that they are starters and we should build around them. Thought Souttar showed why would we should get rid of Ben Davies.

Massive summer in terms of a clear out and new signings but yesterday's result and performance has added that little bit of excitement to our rebuild.

9.) 14 May 2023 13:03:13
Sakala has 21 goals in under 2 seasons as a squad player and folk want rid as he's "not good enough" a few of these same people not long ago were desperate for Ryan kent yo stay, who has scored 5 in the same time playing every game ?.

10.) 14 May 2023 13:11:48
Said all along Souttar if fit would be a great player for us, the boy wind his fair share in both boxes and can read the game well, I wouldn't be disappointed if him and Goldson formed the heart of our defence next season with raskin and cantwell forming a pivotal part of our spine. Yesterday the game plan worked, Celtic never like teams being aggressive pushing and pressing and getting in their faces, yet too often teams allow them to play their game and dictate the ball, so credit to Beale and the players yesterday, and hopefully we can build quality around that spine and kick on.

11.) 14 May 2023 13:23:36
So Souttar showed why we should get rid of Ben Davies? He`s had one good game playing on the left where he is not comfortable and we should get rid of Davies and start the season with two centre halves, one of whom is injury prone? Wouldn`t a better plan be, to keep Davies as one pf our options and sign another left sided centre back which would give us 4 (plus King) and lots of cover for injures and loss of form?

12.) 14 May 2023 13:26:28
We played well and won yesterday, that's all it was, let's calm down with some of the talk, matondo and sakala are never rangers class, if I'm being generous maybe sakala could stay as a fringe player, ridvan played well yesterday but need to see more of him before we can say he's a cast iron first pick, his size worries me a bit, the big plus for me from yesterday was that if (and its a big if) souttar can stay fit then him and goldson could be a good pairing, he's strong, wins balls in the air, no nonsense and can also play when he has to, was very impressed.

13.) 14 May 2023 13:27:05
What surprises me is that we wax lyrical about Celtics wide players.

This season Sakalas goals and assists are better than both Maeda and Abadas.

More often than not, I don't think we set up or play in a way that plays to Sakala, or Matondos, strengths.

So if MBs way of playing is going to be the narrow 4-2-3-1 we've been seeing - then there is no use keeping either.

However if we're going to play with pace and width then I'd keep both as they're more than good enough for the SPL.

14.) 14 May 2023 13:29:47
Sakala has 2 goals against Celtic how long did it take Alfie to get that about a extra 2 seasons.

15.) 14 May 2023 13:47:53
So not much to work on then?

16.) 14 May 2023 14:24:53
Ben Davies is a poor CB and not good enough for Rangers, so yes sell and upgrade.

17.) 14 May 2023 14:38:40
EHL Celtics front line scores open goals to win trophies ours miss them.

18.) 14 May 2023 15:33:12
The guys done better than so much of our big hitters this season ie morelos n kent

He gives 110% everytime he misses lots of chances because somtimes he creates so many or gets into good positions too miss them

Hes scored vital goals for us

He is very underated

All i hear is he or they ain't rangers class
Kent n morelos ain't been this class for a long time n they get away with it yet folk stick by them

You have a player in sakala that's direct, shoots, scores, gets into good positions, and is a workhorse

So please sombody tell n explain this rangers class so many rattle on about, how many of our players have had it recently, bar, mgregor,
stephen davis

Because of his game time that he's got n effort
Sakalahas been one of our better perfomers you have a player that loves our club, tries hard

Hes got a thumble in him, but at least he tries, n yesterday they couldn't handle him, its all opinions i get it, but he's been one of our better players,

Hes a usful tool too have in our box.

19.) 14 May 2023 16:19:57
For me sakala and rabbi are decent squad players.

20.) 14 May 2023 17:49:51
Agree the two them together where decent, fast, direct, n kept them on the back foot, it's a good tool too have, if you keep pushing, evetully it gives ?.

21.) 14 May 2023 21:52:10
Sorry I’m not fooled by one ok performance.
I don’t see a good player for us in Matondo.
It’s fine having pace but got to know how to use it.
Once we get a striker and winger or wingers in the summer then I don’t believe Matondo or Sakala will be in the first 11, sub appearances at best.




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31 Aug 2023 12:10:22
sold saakkala n colak for a 6 mill bench warmer and our defense iis shocking mediocre performance can't see us doing wewell if we don'timprove rapidly.

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30 Aug 2023 15:22:29
deffo intrest from a scottish team John n he straight knocked back Beckham.

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28 Aug 2023 21:32:40
thing is same as kent matondo blows hot n cold really been impressive recently but it's too much just too rely on him, we still need an injection of pace n good kent like replacement

if we got souter n a wide player we could really be the complete unit

enough too play high press n through the middle n n a few options out wide too mix it up, sima, matondo, n somone else ?.

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I hope we try and get another option on the wing it a place we could have one anothor wway off breaking forward forward other than matondo.

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u saying scotland won't lol. ?.

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02 Aug 2023 11:13:56
3mill is fair

no it aint, these teams are mega bucks rich

3 mill is peanuts

ad be wanting at least 7

why we underselling our players

hes direct
scores n assists
works hard on n off the pitch
n by all accounts is a great guy too have around

he was a integral part of our squad

like or loath

we need too inflate our players so we can meet at a far better price

n too a far east oil rich team
be asking way more than 3 if that's true.

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02 Aug 2023 11:07:37
who said if we sell sakala for 5
we would then spend 5 on a defender

i think its nosence letting a guy go that wants too be here

n like him or not is a very good n usful tool in our box

we will lose pace
n unlocking of teams

we have sakala who we kno can do it

so why get rid for a few mill

then two month later relise that was silly

we need too find somdy else too do the same job

keep your best players untill your 110 percent certain you can do what they do without them

we seen money n sold bassey great buisness.

but no replacement
same re aribo

n it cost us on the pitch

we will miss sakala

hes so underrated n brings so much on n off the pitch a great guy too have around.

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29 May 2023 22:54:04
Missed two chances against celtic n he's rank rotten n its unforgivable

Its noncence dose not make him a bad player n he's scored in many a big game

Against celtic a good few of our players where rank

I just don't get why its sakalas fault, yeah he missed a sitter

But all this crap morelos wida scored it

No in his current form as he's been mince recently so its all heinsight, n believe me i'm one of his biggest fans

We need too support all our players n i get it if somdys doing nothing

But he's scored bloody 18 goals n assisted ten, so if that's a bad player i can't wait too se a good one

He bleeds rangers
He scores
He creates

What dose a guy need to do too get our support to back him

He dose make a mistake
Or lose pass
But loads do
Cantwell ost the ball the other day for their chance
N so did hagi

It happens but sakala sees a lot more of it n has a lot more chances with it so surly not all his chances or touchs are perfect.

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29 May 2023 16:58:12
Hes been one of our most consitant players all season what are fans looking for
He plays hard
N scores goals
Hes a great option to have
Pacy tricky
Creates sets up n scores
Hes been a great squad player why do people see the chances he misses
But don't count his goals
Its mad
Im not saying he's our first choice striker
But look at the stats he's been one of our best this season.

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14 May 2023 17:49:51
Agree the two them together where decent, fast, direct, n kept them on the back foot, it's a good tool too have, if you keep pushing, evetully it gives ?.

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