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07 May 2022 18:18:07
Arfield signs one year extension.


1.) 08 May 2022 13:25:42
Lowry signed until 2025 also. Both will serve us well next season.


 

 

19 Apr 2022 14:39:49
Verdict
Always
Rangers

Approved for next season.
Financed by the Premiership club's on a sliding scale on where they finish for the season ( winners £195K, 12th place £67K ) .
Rumours one club voted against and this club was Celtic🤔.


1.) 19 Apr 2022 17:18:07
Was a championship club.


2.) 19 Apr 2022 17:36:37
Nope sky reporting it was a championship club probs killie.


3.) 19 Apr 2022 18:11:34
Try not be focused on them, it was Arbroath.


4.) 19 Apr 2022 19:10:56
Mph, was it really them that voted against, or are you at the wyned up mate?


5.) 19 Apr 2022 19:23:35
Heard a rumour, Amorelos.
And I do know for definite Celtic had concerns in the past.
But.
I Can’t confirm it’s true and we’ve already had Killie and Arbroath mentioned in this thread.
That makes 3 teams for 1 vote against?


6.) 19 Apr 2022 19:29:08
Amorelos it was 100% Arbroath mate.


7.) 19 Apr 2022 20:54:08
Every club in prem voted for it. Heard various from stirling albion to dunfermline.


8.) 19 Apr 2022 21:42:17
Mph, cheers mate, john 25 thanks for clearing that up, good job var wasnt introduced this season, or we would have won the league, probably bye the xmas again. that's another crazy idea introducing it mid season, eh, at least we can plan ahead known we should be a good few points behind them, when var comes into the league.


9.) 19 Apr 2022 22:06:35
That’s a hell of a lot of money for var over a million a season could be done well cheaper than that the spfl would prob already have someone in mind they undersell out game as well.


10.) 20 Apr 2022 05:01:04
Crazy that teams like abroath get a say on premier league issues when are they ever likely to make top flight.


11.) 20 Apr 2022 06:09:19
Go for win their last two games they win league.


12.) 20 Apr 2022 06:39:01
It definitely wasn’t Celtic that was just a daft wee rumour made up 😂😂 was championship club not seen it confirmed but someone said likely to be Arbroath as they could get promoted and have to pay it next year and more than likely get relegated.


13.) 20 Apr 2022 08:53:51
It definitely wasnt Arbroath. Confirmed they voted yes yesterday. The hunt goes on!


14.) 20 Apr 2022 10:01:19
Were the votes sent in by email!


15.) 20 Apr 2022 11:47:31
More "ITKs" wrong again after Arbroath confirming they voted Yes.


16.) 20 Apr 2022 15:40:04
Spfl do confirm it’s a championship team,


17.) 21 Apr 2022 12:35:08
It's been confirmed it was Morton who voted no, 100% not Arbroath.


 

 

16 Feb 2022 12:14:30
Heart and Hand:-
According to club, rumours Lowry has turned down a new deal are 'rubbish'.


1.) 16 Feb 2022 12:48:28
I hope to god we can keep young alex lowry and get him tied down to a longterm contract🙏This young midfielder excites me with his talent and is something of a cross between barry ferguson and bobby russell👌.


2.) 16 Feb 2022 14:03:19
He’s a cross between alex lowry and alex lowry. Why is it as soon as a youth player breaks through he's compared to a legend 😂😂.


3.) 16 Feb 2022 14:35:23
On the eve of every single big game we play false rumours fly around regarding one or more of our players turning down contracts, asking for a transfer, coming down with sickness, you name it, and still we rise to the rancid bait.


4.) 16 Feb 2022 16:32:42
I get that it's a false rumour but didn't look happy in last interview to meand if the boy is smart I think he will leave if he does not get more game time we are holding this boy back at his age needs to be playing every week.


5.) 16 Feb 2022 16:39:08
Because i see traits in lowry that i seen in both ferguson and russell🤔
simple as that Irvblue99!Is there a problem posting that mate🤔.


6.) 16 Feb 2022 18:34:20
Correct sir walter.


7.) 16 Feb 2022 18:59:47
Irv I have to agree with you on this just let the boy be him instead of daft comparisons especially when he is nothing like one of those (BF)


8.) 16 Feb 2022 22:41:02
All about opinions. Lowry isn't Barry or Bobby. He is simply Lowry. If your good enough you play. If you don't play and get frustrated at not playing you move on. Hopefully he stays.


9.) 17 Feb 2022 05:31:31
Oh stormtrooper he is like baz the way he always seems to find pockets of space and time in the midfield area mate 🤔.


10.) 17 Feb 2022 09:23:45
Agree coops and Bobby Russell was a fantastic player. I actually think young Lowry has potential to be an outstanding player for us.


11.) 17 Feb 2022 14:23:15
If young Lowry turns out to be as good as Bobby Russell then we have got to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Bobby Russell was a class act.


12.) 17 Feb 2022 16:48:00
He's nothing like Barry ferguson imo.


13.) 17 Feb 2022 17:15:57
Correct, herewego, he's a totally different kind of player.


14.) 18 Feb 2022 18:14:28
Lowry is nothing like Ferguson or Russell, just ridiculous.


15.) 19 Feb 2022 11:08:00
IMO the lad Lowry is looking to be a special talent. For me he will emulate Patterson in the sense he will come into first team and make an impact then earn us decent money. Watching him play you see traits of other players that have been great. He carries the ball well, has great composure, vision and works hard. He looks sometimes as though he is already 2 or 3 passes ahead with his movement. We have had many like that but like all the stars before him he will find his own style which will probably have similarities to the likes of Ferguson, Thomson as Thomsonwas a coach and he probably grew up watching them. Same as they had similaritiesto there coaches and players they grew up watching. The only negative I can think of just now about him other than lack of experience which will come is for me he looks a bit lightweight but I'm sure that will develop as he gets older.


 

 

31 Jan 2022 18:12:00
Rangers have bid £300K for Souttar this window and it's a take it or leave it to Hearts as they won't go any higher ( source 4unOfficial ) .


1.) 31 Jan 2022 18:19:55
If Balogun and Helander are fit for the remainder of the season then I think it’s sensible business.

I think had we managed to get a fee for Simpson and moved him out we might have put in a final bid but seems unlikely now.

A lot of talk on here about another striker but with Morelos, Roofe, Sakala and Itten I can’t see us bringing in a 5th striker unless we can move on Itten.

Let’s see?


2.) 31 Jan 2022 18:38:57
BRW being reported on Clyde we have just had a bid rejected for Souttar this evening.


3.) 31 Jan 2022 18:42:15
Itten shouldn't be thought of as an option anymore as he's not good enough.


4.) 31 Jan 2022 18:53:18
Sweep I'm hoping for a striker before the window shuts, your right about itten.


5.) 31 Jan 2022 19:03:22
Yeah no sooner had I wrote my post I saw we put in another bid maybe we are pushing for this one to happen now.


6.) 31 Jan 2022 19:28:35
We can't get rid of itten lads, he's here till end of season now. Already had his 2 lbs this season.


 

 

14 Dec 2021 16:26:34
I know he's been mentioned in here before.
Danish Football on Twitter:-
Bologna are willing to sell Skov Olsen.
R. Sociedad, Rangers and Besiktas are some clubs that would potentially try and sign the young right-winger.


1.) 14 Dec 2021 17:44:14
Suppose to be class according to John so fingers crossed.


2.) 14 Dec 2021 17:52:57
Been impressed with this lad the times I have seen him play, and in a very good Danish national side too.


3.) 14 Dec 2021 18:08:13
Would definitely enhance our team.


4.) 14 Dec 2021 18:13:52
I would take that kid in a heart beat.


5.) 14 Dec 2021 18:16:50
This would be a remarkable signing if we could pull it off.


6.) 14 Dec 2021 18:17:40
Question - if he is so highly rated (and has been for some time) and already plays in Serie A, why has no-one else snapped him up?


7.) 14 Dec 2021 18:51:53
Robmc in fairness it was coops who first brought his name here not me.
Dk that is the conundrum, before he went to Italy he was a prolific goal scorer in danish league.
14 games for Denmark 7 goals and I think 5 assists
Very very fast and direct winger. An upgrade on barker hastie Jones et al, apparesalary around 20 k. So that would be same we pay barker and Middleton together.


8.) 14 Dec 2021 19:13:06
This would be class move if we can tho expect he'd cost a fair bit. Think we going to hear quite a few names like him and symonds as agents try and kick-start these boys careers.


9.) 14 Dec 2021 19:24:53
Would def be an upgrade if we could get him, I would have thought be out of league unfortunately as imagine English teams be in for him.


10.) 14 Dec 2021 19:54:21
If la liga is calling him he's not coming to scotland is he?


11.) 14 Dec 2021 20:09:20
Boy would be a good addition imo, 6 foot 2,tall for a winger and i think he would add something different, how much do we think he would cost?


12.) 14 Dec 2021 20:28:18
14 games 500 mins 1 assist 20k a week n prob 6 million plus to buy I’m not to sure on this one.


13.) 14 Dec 2021 20:49:04
I really like the look of this lad. Think he has all the ability needed to fit into our system and way of playing. He is young and could be developed into a better player. I have heard that Hagi will go in January with possibly 2 others.


14.) 14 Dec 2021 21:08:55
Dk 19 the boy has come our and said that the system as his club doesn't suit as the play a defensive game and don't use offensive midfield players.


15.) 15 Dec 2021 05:56:21
Skov Olsen is quality a lot of Danish players have went to italy and not settled before Bologna Barcelona and others were tracking him good coop if we get him.


16.) 15 Dec 2021 08:00:41
were we not chasing another Scandinavian wonderkid for years prior to this young lad - - is it another one of those on the wishlist?


17.) 15 Dec 2021 15:39:08
Wouldn't be 6million that's what Bologna paid and they were asking 5 million last year before a horrible season for the boy . I recon 4 or 4.5 would do it so offer 3 to start.


 

 

 

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27 May 2022 10:47:11
A few people comparing Bassey to Tierney in terms of potential transfer fee.
Tierney had 4 successful years at Celtic ( we'll not count 2014/ 2015 as he only played 2 games ) .
Averaged 42 games a season.
His issues ( well documented at Celtic ) really started to affect him at Arsenal.
Averaged 29 games a season.
Bassey has already nearly matched Tierney's Arsenal appearances in 2 years at Ibrox.
And his first season ( 2020/ 2021 ) he wasn't a regular and only manged 15 appearances.
For all Tierney is a talented player ( IMHO ) who would you prefer?
An injury prone player or a physical beast like Bassey?
Yes he still has a mistake or 2 in him.
But he has the desire, strength and fitness to rectify these errors.
Europa League Head to Head.
Bassey v Tierney
Bassey - Passing Accuracy 83%
Tierney - Passing accuracy 82%
Bassey - Crossing 11%
Tierney - Crossing 19%
Bassey - tackles per game 1.6
Tierney - Tackles per game 0.4
Bassey - Duels won 60% ( Ground 64%, Aerial 48% )
Tierney - Duels won 55% ( Ground 50%, Aerial 67% )
Pretty similar stats.
One doesn't spend time on the treatment table.
But at the end of the day, Bassey will be worth what someone is willing to pay.
And Rangers will also have a figure in mind.
Even with the blue tinted specs, it's Bassey over Glass Hips any day of the week.


1.) 27 May 2022 13:46:05
I agree MPH and good stat info again palWhen arthur numan, who IMO was the best rangers left back i've seen, is saying that bassey is the real deal and has absolutely everything in his locker to be world class and capable of playing in any league, with any club, says it all for me .


2.) 27 May 2022 15:38:29
When we signed Bassey, he was very highly thought of at Leicester and we were lucky to get him.


3.) 27 May 2022 15:56:18
Tierney is a top top player as well like u said just going by availability alone I reckon bassey is worth the same money as tierney, as he is churning out performances every bit as good.


4.) 27 May 2022 16:06:32
Also MPH the transfer market in general has inflated since Tierney was sold to arsenal so £25m not even a like for like.


5.) 27 May 2022 16:58:49
MPH as Ebbe Skovdahl famously said “ statistics are like mini skirts they give you good ideas but hide the important things. I am sure there are loads of stats which would show Teirney in a more favourable light that Bassey.

I am not saying Bassey isn’t a good player but I don’t really watch enough Rangers games to comment but all I will say is he seems to have had a really good second half of the season so not sure that is enough for clubs to fork out £25m and above. Perhaps clubs will wait and see how he starts next year and that may tempt them to put bids in but I think, like Morelos before him, you guys are going a bit OTT with your valuations at this early stage in his Rangers career.

Time will tell!


6.) 27 May 2022 17:37:56
Agree Sir Walter. Numan was incredible. When we signed him I think we actually got one of the best left backs in world football at the time.


7.) 27 May 2022 20:57:58
Mr mojo it isn’t us that are valuing him it’s the reports nice to see that was your 55th comment .


8.) 27 may 2022 23:05:56
we have alwaye gone overboard with our players valuations, so have you

this boy might just be the top of the tree.


9.) 27 May 2022 23:39:36
Tom you may be right that Bassey will be a top player and both club’s supporters do get carried away with valuations With French Eddie and Morelos being good examples.

Stormtrooper I would say some of the posters on here do say things like £25m minimum does indicate the valuations placed on these players.

Like I said time will tell but if you do sell him and he is as good as you guys believe and get £25m remember Celtic have never really replaced Teirney with anyone as good as him.


 

 

27 May 2022 10:23:19
John Fleck in numbers 2021/ 2022
Championship - 35 games
Goals - 1
Assists - 2
Passing Accuracy - 84%
Long Balls Accuracy - 48%
Crossing Accuracy - 30%
Duels won - 45% ( Aerial 41%, Ground 46% ) .
Average Touches - 49 per game
Loses possession - Average 9 per game.


1.) 27 May 2022 12:22:22
Most interesting stat is number of time he loses possession, much better than majority off our team at present.


2.) 27 May 2022 13:37:47
Anyone else remember Robert Fleck mooneying? Brilliant but maybe unwise .


3.) 27 may 2022 23:10:30
i could tell you lots of stories about robert, , but i won’t.


 

 

27 May 2022 08:43:09
( Irrelevant? ) Player STATS
Captain Tav.
A player who has given his all but can divide the support for a variety of reasons.
From a bombscare defensively to a lack of leadership qualities on the park, a lot has been said about him.
For me personally you just have to see what the club means to him.
And I believe he has grown into the role.
How he spoke about Walter Smith and Jimmy Bell.
He gets it.
James Tavernier
Tav ( EL ) v Tav ( SPFL )
Tav ( EL ) - 14 matches
Tav ( SPFL ) - 35 matches
Tav ( EL ) - 7 goals
Tav ( SPFL ) - 9 goals
Tav ( EL ) - 2 assists
Tav ( SPFL ) - 13 assists
Tav ( EL ) - 74% passing accuracy
Tav ( SPFL ) - 79% passing accuracy
Tav ( EL ) - 24% crossing accuracy
Tav ( SPFL ) - 30% crossing accuracy
Tav ( EL ) - 3 clean sheets
Tav ( SPFL ) - 14 clean sheets
Tav ( EL ) - duels won 57%
Tav ( SPFL ) - duels won 59%
Tav ( EL ) - lost possession on average 25 per game
Tav ( SPFL ) - lost possession on average 26 per game
Statistically performs well at both levels.
Surprisingly wins more aerial duels than ground duels.
And let's be honest - if he was the defender we all think he should be, he wouldn't be at Rangers.
Trusted by both Gerrard and Gio to lead the team - that will do for me.
Respected by his teammates - that will do for me.


1.) 27 May 2022 08:54:00
Great stats mph. that's why i asked the question the other day as to why there is this nagging doubt in people's head still re Tav (mine included) . With each passing season though i warm to him more. I would love to see him reach testimonial status at the club as long as he keeps producing the numbers he does.


2.) 27 May 2022 10:18:10
I think he is one of the most divisive Captain / Player in our history who divides opinion on his overall ability.


 

 

26 May 2022 11:06:27
If Rangers qualify for the CL and Benfica don't, Rangers will be in Pot 3.
If both qualify, Rangers will be in Pot 4 alongside Celtic.
If we drop into the EL, we will be one of the top seeded sides in Pot 1.
Rangers are currently ranked 33rd in Europe on co-efficient points gained.
This season we are 11th equal on points gained alongside PSG and Atletico Madrid.
Not bad company.
And shows the benefit of a decent EL run.
What an achievement to turn around the embarrassment of Progres to our current standing over these last 4 seasons.


1.) 26 May 2022 12:07:22
Spot on MPH. I honestly wouldn’t be upset with 2 or 3 years long runs in EL. Like Seville before us it gave them the lay form to grow invest and become even stronger. Making themselves ready to compete at CL level. In Pot 4 you’re more likely going to be the whipping boy there only for one reason to ensure the usual teams get the points required to continue.

I honestly can’t stand the current CL it’s a farce! The Super League was just as bad! Hypocrites all over UEFA.

God knows how the new format will work in 2024.

I saw a tweet from a Liverpool fan saying he’s going to CL final with his 18 year old daughter. In that time Liverpool have had 5 final appearances!

Anyone who is a few years older would already be completely spoiled for finals. The CL is killing football in my opinion. Watching these privileged clubs playing each other is dull dull dull. Yes this season has witnessed some incredible games particularly thanks to Real. But in the whole it’s a farce.

Despite my grumbles there are aspects of the current set up that certainly help clubs like Rangers gain big money. With the likes of Hearts now having the potential to grow if they are astute in the market and give themselves a chance to compete.

I hope they do and they contribute to Scotlands feel good factor and growth.


2.) 26 May 2022 12:52:37
excellent summary mph . we have proved that winning in the el is just as lucrative as the cl. I love winning and the cl can bring on embarrassing results as the other side can attain to in the past. go wi the flow I say.


3.) 26 May 2022 13:11:05
Good informed post MPH

I really hope we can make Champs League. For me our aim should be to qualify every season and if we don't progress at the very least finish 3rd in group for Europa League spot. Champs League is where its at but I've grown to love the Europa League
I just feel its more of a level playing field.

Looking forward to next season and however it pans out, not many teams will want us in Europe. Especially coming to a full Ibrox.

The rise of our clubs reputation and standing in Europe fills me with pride.

And to be 11th in coefficient is just phenomenal.


4.) 26 May 2022 13:50:30
That’s our aim for next season qualify champions league put in a respectable go at it finishing 3rd, slide into europa league and go onto win it .


5.) 26 May 2022 14:05:11
Sounds easy, I like it StevieG1!


6.) 26 May 2022 15:30:04
Haha cheers mph a think it’s only natural improvement .


7.) 26 May 2022 17:03:57
Short of winning the Champions League I would be happy with this scenario.


 

 

26 May 2022 08:08:03
( Irrelevant? ) Player STATS
Next up - a wonderful servant and goalie.
Still producing the goods at 40.
And if it was his last game in a Rangers jersey, then the SC Final cameo was a wonderful touch by both Gio and McLaughlin.
Allan McGregor
Mcgregor ( EL ) v McGregor ( SPFL )
McGregor ( EL ) - 14 matches
McGregor ( SPFL ) - 29 matches
McGregor ( EL ) - goals conceded per game 1.1
McGregor ( SPFL ) - goals conceded per game 0.9
McGregor ( EL ) - penalties saved 1 from 2
McGregor ( SPFL ) - penalties saved 0 from 2
McGregor ( EL ) - save percentage 73%
McGregor ( SPFL ) - save percentage 66%
McGregor ( EL ) - passing accuracy long balls 38%
McGregor ( SPFL ) - passing accuracy long balls 37%
McGregor ( EL ) - clean sheets 3
McGregor ( SPFL ) - clean sheets 12
McGregor ( EL ) - error led to goal 0
McGregor ( SPFL ) - error led to goal 3
Consistent performer at both levels.
But has Father Time now caught up with him?
His only "flaw" is distribution.
And we are starting to see the occasional error being highlighted.
That is always the case when you are used to a player pulling off unbelievable saves.


1.) 26 May 2022 08:36:22
For me the game is up. We are not seeing what McLaughlin or someone else could bring. His distribution quality alone is enough for a change. The amount of times his goal kicking goes straight to the opposition must be in the hi 70% or above! It’s truly shocking! Where McLaughlin on the other hand is ice cool and has a cracking pass on him.

I love Shagger, he’s up there with the very best and his service has been sensational.

But it’s someone else turn.


2.) 26 May 2022 09:30:51
Cup final feels the right time for him to go, will always be gutted he couldn't get the send off in the sun. He has declined a bit though and a season is a long time. Standard could drop very rapidly next year but what a legend he will always be remembered as. Only behind the goalie himself in my eyes.


3.) 26 May 2022 10:13:13
McLaughlin definitely has the better passing:-
EL - passing accuracy 93%
SPFL - passing accuracy 88%
EL - long balls accuracy 64%
SPFL - long balls accuracy 51%.


4.) 26 may 2022 18:03:57
i felt mclaughlin was very nervy against celtic and struggled badly with the ball at his feet, i did also however also think that goldson made him nervous constantly with his poor passing in that game and the keeper was caught with the ball at his feet a few times,
i personally think greegs is the best of the best we’re rangers keepers are concerned, very slightly at the top, and we have had a few legendary keepers, i loved kilos and of course the goalie, but it’s greegs for me.


 

 

 

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26 May 2022 17:52:20
EPL level player, experienced pro.
But like 1872blue I’m surprised we’d offer £2 million for a 30 year old.
Might be a sign of intent though.


 

 

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25 May 2022 15:31:31
Looks like he's trying to endear himself to the fans before he leaves by making all the onus on the club?


 

 

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24 May 2022 14:31:02
Actually prefer King, from what I've seen.


 

 

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24 May 2022 11:41:07
Great info, Ed001.
Never even knew they did that either!
I'm assuming it's "legal" in a FFP sense? But morally wrong on so many levels.

{Ed001's Note - it is technically legal, Udinese and Watford do the same thing and a number of other groups. When the other club in the Udinese-Watford ownership group was sold, (I forget which one it was but Tony Adams was involved in trying to clear up the mess) they found they actually had not one single player registered to the club as under its ownership. They were all Udinese and Watford players on loan! It nearly destroyed the club.}


 

 

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24 May 2022 11:19:27
I remember when someone said Aribo wasn't worth the cross border fee!
Great market to utilise, John25.


 

 

 

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28 May 2022 13:06:39
All the best to him, Storm.


 

 

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28 May 2022 07:35:34
Salah - present
Brazilian Ronaldo- past.


 

 

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27 May 2022 15:01:24
Gio got us to the EL Final of his own back.
But Gio also cost us the league shipping a 6 point lead and then falling 6 behind.
2 damaging defeats to Celtic included in the damaging run of 11 games from 18th January to 3rd April:-
DWDLWWDDWWL
But in my eyes Gio redeemed himself with a wonderful EL run and finished the season strongly by winning the Scottish Cup.


 

 

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27 May 2022 14:27:42
League - disappointment and fail
EL Run - success
SC - success
League Cup - disaster.


 

 

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27 May 2022 10:18:10
I think he is one of the most divisive Captain / Player in our history who divides opinion on his overall ability.