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13 Apr 2024 13:59:37
Just after reading an article that kemar roofe has four clubs vying for his signature at the end of the season ?The named clubs that are allegedly wanting to sign roofe are, fulham, sheff utd, southampton and QPR ?
I think fulham would be a superb move for roofe ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 13 Apr 2024 14:47:48
Thought he was retiring.


2.) 13 Apr 2024 14:57:35
They must have money to burn then. Paying wages to someone that is never fit.


3.) 13 Apr 2024 15:07:27
Can't really see Fulham wanting him.


4.) 13 Apr 2024 15:45:54
He'll find it very difficult to find a club that'll be happy for him to play 2 or 3 games a season.


5.) 13 Apr 2024 16:11:58
Can't see any club wanting him - plays 1 game and then on the treatment table for 9 months.


6.) 13 Apr 2024 18:08:51
I think it’s utter bs that any club wants him who would want a player that’s never fit.


7.) 13 Apr 2024 19:00:13
Storm, none of us know what club or clubs want roofe and what his current situation is with fitness/ injury etc ? I'm only sharing with everyone on here an article i read online i think it was from the scotsman, no need to get your knickers in a twist over it mate.


8.) 13 Apr 2024 19:17:47
Storm was the one saying roofe actually wasn't just retiring he stated he'd already retired on thursday there ? Wrong.


9.) 13 Apr 2024 19:55:54
As long as it’s not rangers he signs f.


10.) 13 Apr 2024 20:20:39
I think i'll trust and back our manager on that one, John227 ?.


11.) 13 Apr 2024 20:58:35
I’d be very surprised if any of the mentioned teams are indeed interested in signing him. Can’t imagine any club offering a decent contract for kemar, maybe short term or pay as you play.


12.) 13 Apr 2024 21:06:02
Couldn't give a monkey's who he signs for as long as it's not us. He gave us a season's worth of games in four years in return for £5.5million. Thank you very much and cheerio.


13.) 13 Apr 2024 21:34:46
At least some other club can pay his 35k a week he's been robbing from us the past 4 seasons.


14.) 13 Apr 2024 22:11:14
Walter, u would want us to keep roofe at 1.7 million a year he has screwed us for enough.

Manager not that stupid I hope.


15.) 13 Apr 2024 22:42:28
Roofe hadn't screwed us enough/ out of anything pal? He's had constant injury problems which we're led to believe has got to him psychologically and no wonder because it would p**s off anyone ?
At no time did i say we most definitely should keep roofe but if our manager does then i back him simple as ? Roofe never asked to have these constant injury problems just listen to yourself mate!


16.) 13 Apr 2024 22:51:18
Hubby Roofe cost us 10m+ wages included, fair bit of cash for us, was he worth it, certainly not in my opinion, few great finishes.


17.) 14 Apr 2024 06:26:58
Yes coops and I admitted I read it wrong my knickers ain’t in a twist I leave that up to you ?‍♂️ I forgot you never get anything wrong on here ?.
Roofe has stole a wage of rangers far too long and there is no danger he signs for Fulham as they aren’t that stupid to sign him.

Mystar you are correct no where near worth it but it’s the old rubbish from coops when fit he is the best player in the “world” we had it with Kent when he was here ?.


18.) 14 Apr 2024 09:30:12
John, Hubby, Storm, Comeonrangers! Oh dear! What you are all saying here is one steaming pile of jimmy white!

I agree with My Star's evaluation of Roofe, which is a much more balanced, and accurate summoning up of his contribution compared to the "stole a wage", "contempt", "screwed us", single fish!


19.) 14 Apr 2024 10:12:25
Raise the roofe we tried to get rid last season, he refused a pay off as he wanted contract fully paid.


If clement keeps roofe or Jack his judgement will be questioned.


20.) 14 Apr 2024 10:41:58
Storm u like me ror and many others lift our hand if we make a mistake. We all make mistakes it’s a site for rumours etc we here or believe

Least we don’t get called out like the other on here who replied to his own posts,


21.) 14 Apr 2024 10:42:05
John, he has a employment contract and is not screwing us or holding the fans or the club in contempt. You clearly don’t like him and are entitled to your opinion. In my opinion he is the best natural striker at Ibrox. When we signed him we knew all about his injury record and took a risk. But for his injury record he would be playing at a much higher level than Rangers.


22.) 14 Apr 2024 11:34:32
??? That's rich coming from someone who has banged on on the past about players having a contract that must be honoured.

Roofe, like all other players with contracts, is quite within his right to say no if he was going to lose money. The guy has a young family, and with his career nearing an end, do you think he should just take what's offered?

Considering how much you stuck up for Morelos (who was clearly treating the club, and us supporters with contempt), this is a clear show of hypocrisy and double standards from you.


23.) 14 Apr 2024 11:43:48
Roofe obviously you will back him as you obviously like him because of his name but if you are happy with what he has produced since coming here that’s up to you my opinion last 2 years he has stolen a wage plain and simple.


Bankie he can’t show us being the best natural striker stuck on the treatment table ?


Ps roofe you been having a go at barasic (which I agree with) but you defend Roofe doesn’t make any sense because at least barasic is fit the majority of the time ?.


24.) 14 Apr 2024 11:47:18
That’s very true John.

If I get called out I will always reply if I see the post someone sees the post and very rarely replies and it’s getting more and more noticeable now.


25.) 14 Apr 2024 11:53:49
Bankie I love roofe,

Ror my point he refused a payoff as he wanted everything, how many minutes in 2 and a half season

All about opinions.


26.) 14 Apr 2024 14:15:35
I doubt that Roofe has cost us that much since for the majority of the time he has been out injured the Insurance will have been paying the majority of his wages. If the Insurers have questioned the claims made it isn't really surprising given the number of players that have been out injured and in any event it is down to the folks that signed an injury prone player in the first instance.


27.) 14 Apr 2024 15:01:22
I agree it's about opinions, John, and I usually respect the majority of yours, but the rhetoric you used is way OTT.


28.) 14 Apr 2024 15:28:32
Cool Ror, I respect your view.


 

 

06 Mar 2024 05:40:56
Has anyone else on here heard that tennents are wanting to sponsor either a stand at ibrox or our rangers academy training centre ?I heard this from another bear last night and don't know if there's anything in it, thus why i'm putting it out to each on here ?Cheers guys ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 06 Mar 2024 07:06:40
Nope SWS not a thing, I mind there was chatter about stadium naming rights a while back, nothing on that either. Any investment income always welcome though.


2.) 06 Mar 2024 08:00:17
Some business model if true - alienate half your drinking population ?.


3.) 06 Mar 2024 08:14:37
Would be surprised in this small country of ours if a local business favoured one side or the other.
Not worth the hassle.
Might be wrong though.


4.) 06 Mar 2024 08:32:13
It's bouffing stuff anyway?, but we'll take their dough.


5.) 06 Mar 2024 09:01:00
Now now Forktongue, a lot of the more mature generation shall we say rate tennents lager and tbh it's a superb pint when you get it fresh poured during the tennents brewery tour ?A lot of the golf clubs and bowling clubs i find do a very good pint of tennents lager ?I think it all depends on the actual pub, to how good the pint of tennents is ? A good pint of it is lovely and hard to beat tbh ?.


6.) 06 Mar 2024 09:45:37
I like tennets prefer that to a lot of the pish from other countries.


7.) 06 Mar 2024 09:59:33
Does the T for Tennents remind you of any other symbols you may have seen? There may be a reason they want to favour one side over the other. ;)


8.) 06 Mar 2024 10:39:30
The lager is bogging imo.

Ellwood23! Eh?!


9.) 06 Mar 2024 10:43:36
No for me guys, kinda chemical aftertaste for my delicate palate, and I'm approaching the end of my 3rd score, and as you are aware I'm a sensitive soul???.


10.) 06 Mar 2024 11:22:34
Yes Ellwood partic if turned upside down.


11.) 06 Mar 2024 11:34:51
Tennants over that Madri panther p*ss any day of the week ?.


12.) 06 Mar 2024 12:43:21
Real men drink tennets ??



That’s is a joke obviously.


13.) 06 Mar 2024 13:02:25
Ellwood - i hear ye ?.


14.) 06 Mar 2024 13:18:12
Innis and Gunn is for the man's man?.


15.) 06 Mar 2024 13:46:42
Love a pint of tennants. altbough sir walter. The bowling club i drink at they drink a lot of 80 or tartan special. I imagine these drinks will be no more in next 20 years.


16.) 06 Mar 2024 13:49:20
Is there anything better than a cold pint of T? Always my go to.


17.) 06 Mar 2024 15:14:00
Been on the San Miguel last few days here in Spain, really cold on a hot day, can't beat it.


18.) 06 Mar 2024 17:01:18
Club wouldn't allow an alchol company to be so prevalent nowadays.

Sad to hear gazza has relapsed on that point.

Would imagine after unibet/ 32red we'll finish with gambling companies as well.


19.) 06 Mar 2024 18:01:14
Not much wrong with a cold freshly powered Pint of draught T however can be utter piss water if not looked after properly or out of the can like a lot of drinks. If you've ever been to Munich or Belgium you will know there are hundreds if not thousands of top quality lagers/ beers to sample. On Madris, they spent a fortune developing the recipe for the UK and I have to say its on point.


20.) 06 Mar 2024 18:24:15
Tennents owned by a southern Irish firm so I'd doubt they'd align themselves to us but could be wrong.


21.) 06 Mar 2024 19:09:22
Bar 72- try a chilled pint of Victoria Malaga.


22.) 06 Mar 2024 19:10:01
Tennants would be an awesome sponsor probably not worried about Celtic fans not buying their brand as they historically prefer a different brand. that in mind maybe special brew will offer to sponsor them and let the battle of lagers commence ??.


23.) 06 Mar 2024 20:51:50
Pretty sure Tennants sponsored us and not them few seasons ago.


24.) 06 Mar 2024 20:52:02
Genius and madness tjn1872 both have a tendency for self destruction, a fallen idol blighted by fame, pressure to succeed and alcohol dependency, sad indictment of care for ex pro's. Either that or he liked a swally too much and didn't care. Guess we won't know.


25.) 06 Mar 2024 20:39:48
Estrella is nice on hols ice cold. It's nice in a litre bottle too, just shy of £2 a bottle. Surprised our neighbours' regular isn't Papal Ale.


26.) 07 Mar 2024 04:54:26
Mines also The seeker ?The famous tennents lager made with the best water in the world from loch katrine ?pure scottish ingredients, the best, just like our club ?.


27.) 07 Mar 2024 06:59:56
But it has to go thru Milngavie SWS, and why's that no spelt "Mullguy", ? been thru Milngavie a few times on a Friday ?, kidding aside, don't think Tennents will be back in, with us previously and today's societal influences may temper that, that name on my shirt made my boy drink and gamble?‍?, Teams trying to step away, but if the money is good they'd have anything on the strip, within reason, just a few thoughts. ??.


28.) 07 Mar 2024 07:44:01
Never had a decent pint of tennents, so I must be going to the wrong places.


29.) 07 Mar 2024 10:54:50
Who cares what it tastes like? The post was about sponsorship, no one would be forced to drink it as part of the deal, you would hope.


30.) 07 Mar 2024 13:07:51
You must be, SirStruth, I've been drinking it for more than half a century and I love it. But stadium naming rights? Absolutely no chance.


31.) 07 Mar 2024 17:36:17
I agree hubby, but it was mooted some time ago now, think 10mill was the going chatter.


32.) 07 Mar 2024 18:40:25
I'm about 10 tins of tenants now. They can call me what they like as long as they give me loads of coins. at least a draw tonight gers please.


33.) 08 Mar 2024 07:04:58
Tenants is a good pint when it’s served properly chilled to the right temp in a proper treated tenants pint glass

Listen Walter I have a mate who used to work in tenants going to message him right now and ask if he’s heard anything I know he still has lots of contacts their
I’ll come back to you and see what he knows or has heard.
Might take a day or two mate

By the way I like the idea of tennants having a relationship with our great club once more. ?.


34.) 08 Mar 2024 20:07:28
I haven't drank Tennant's since the last T in the Park. I am afraid that if I drink it I will go mental lol.


 

 

13 Feb 2024 09:38:28
Just read a story from rangers loyal page there, that rangers are in talks with adidas about taking over from castore as our new kit manufacturers, from season 25/ 26? Don't know how reliable this source/ story is ? I can't see adidas paying out large amounts of dough to both rangers and celtic, unless of course maybe adidas and celtic are parting ways from season 25/ 26 onwards ? Interesting.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 13 Feb 2024 10:07:28
Some nice kits from Adidas coops. Battle of Britain springs to mind.


2.) 13 Feb 2024 10:12:04
If they do I hope its a decent strip, the mobs one is a bouffing top wi it's black stripes, but then again it's always bouffing.


3.) 13 Feb 2024 11:27:05
I think we will stay with Castore and I like the kits and there other gear.


4.) 13 Feb 2024 11:30:53
For me I would rather stay away from Adidas as I feel its the same design no matter what club it is they just change the colours.


5.) 13 Feb 2024 12:11:17
I would like the best deal financially for the club- so not fussed who takes it on in real terms!


6.) 13 Feb 2024 12:14:06
I think this will be used as leverage for a bigger deal from Castore.

Their gear is better than some say. I think the brands work well together and they have a more individual design approach.

Nike, Adidas its a blanket design.

However! Money talks! I also think Castore will want Rangers to stay. If I remember correct we were the first football club for them.


7.) 13 Feb 2024 12:14:40
I did like the 92 strip. I remember taking the morning off school to go to intersport on the day of it's release and buying the long sleeve home top for £40 i think it cost. Not bunking school i was just late haha. It must have made addidas a fortune that design as teams all over the world had the same strip just in different colours. Great memories with that strip beating Leeds home and away who were the English champions.


8.) 13 Feb 2024 12:32:50
Quite similar to the France top if I mind right.


9.) 13 Feb 2024 12:33:31
Hopefully not another AC/ DC strip!


10.) 13 Feb 2024 12:37:58
As long as the strips are good quality for the supporters and the club are making more money from the deal then I wouldn`t have any issue changing . that's what happens in football . I would be concerned about some of the second and third strip designs that come out of adidas (and Nike), some of them are so bad that the fans in the EPL refuse to buy them.


11.) 13 Feb 2024 13:02:47
Fan media won’t have a clue at this stage. I’m Nike loyal in training and competing terms but football strips largely template and dull. Happy to stick with Castore as their kit is also great, but whatever pays the most and has best distribution is the winner for me. Another year a bit before this happens.


12.) 13 Feb 2024 13:59:57
Rangers will be talking to a number of kit manufacturers.


13.) 13 Feb 2024 14:18:42
I hope we move from castore not been a fan of many of their strips but unless adidas are moving from Celtic I doubt it will be them as they don’t seem to supply two big teams in the same area.


14.) 13 Feb 2024 15:39:32
I like the castore kits to be honest. Designs have been good and I personally haven’t had any issues with the quality.

I do like adidas as a brand, but I think Nike are making better kits in both design and quality just now.


15.) 13 Feb 2024 15:57:59
Play them off against each other rangers are a cash cow when it comes to strips and merch.


16.) 13 Feb 2024 16:12:13
IMO Castore gets more criticism than it deserves and the amount of products on offer is good. I personally have never had issue with quality although I don’t wear the stuff that often.


17.) 13 Feb 2024 16:23:47
Would love Under Armour but happy to stick with castore.


18.) 13 Feb 2024 16:29:36
Adidas have some really smart kits and some barking ones. When we played Copenhagen thought was really smart.


19.) 13 Feb 2024 17:14:15
I personally think rangers will extend their stay with castore John227? What's your take ?.


20.) 13 Feb 2024 18:10:22
No idea, we will take the best deal with most money.


21.) 13 Feb 2024 18:54:29
At least castore make bespoke kits and not template kits that the likes of the big 2 adidas and nike churn out season on season ? I only care about which kit manufacturer gives our club the most money whoever that will be ?We all have our preferences of which kit manufacturer, we want our club to go with, so ED could you please run a poll on this for me mate, if that's ok ?My poll being which kit manufacturer do you prefer rangers to go with from the end of our current castore deal in 2025 ie. adidas, Nike, puma, umbro, new balance, macron, stay with castore, under armour, other ?As usual much appreciated ED, cheers mate ?.


22.) 13 Feb 2024 19:33:31
You'd imagine adidas would offer more money.


23.) 13 Feb 2024 19:40:30
At the end of the day it has to be the best deal financially for the Club that secures the deal.


24.) 13 Feb 2024 20:38:53
Got umpteen pair of adidas trainers but my kids are telling me folk at their school are getting slagged for wearing Adidas ? seemingly Lacoste and Hackett as well. I tell my daughter people who wear vans and converse don’t slag the above and anyway coops you are murder at predicting sponsors.


25.) 13 Feb 2024 20:42:32
SWS u do like a poll and an emoji??.


26.) 13 Feb 2024 20:56:02
Don’t need a poll unless it has the kit manufacturer that offers the most money ?.


27.) 14 Feb 2024 08:09:04
I belive Macron will be in the mix.


28.) 14 Feb 2024 08:41:57
French president makes strips, man of many talents.


29.) 14 Feb 2024 08:51:16
Captain tav i like hackett myself. But no kid is wearing lacoste or hackett. More 35+ imo. Add young kids are into nike trainers also. Adidas only for myself.


30.) 14 Feb 2024 11:02:49
One thing that Castore is terrible at is customer service! Non existent communication.


31.) 14 Feb 2024 16:43:33
Adidas for sure in footwear, personally don't like Nike. i used to do their logistics and i seen what they paid Vietnam workers for making a pair and what they were selling them for. am sure all the other manufactures do the same but seeing it in black and white had a telling effect on me. plus i find the adidas ones seem to fit me better.


 

 

20 Jan 2024 08:19:50
CoplandFront5, still not got any info on who the name of the player is we're signing in the next day or so mate ? I had heard its the permanent deal for sima we're announcing the signing of?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 20 Jan 2024 08:37:56
That would be very good in my opinion SWS
Would also show we do have the money to spend as I’m going to assume it will be a big outlay for him from our perspective would imagine in excess of 6-7 even 8 million pounds for him
and would also suggest how much the manager thinks of him

if we do sign Sima on a permanent do we think that will be it for this window and look at more the summer for moving some on and brining in some more?


2.) 20 Jan 2024 08:52:53
Why would they book rooms to announce the permanent signing of a player already at our club though?


3.) 20 Jan 2024 08:55:45
Possibly an installment pay up? Would leave some funds for that boy from Hearts, name escapes me?.


4.) 20 Jan 2024 09:22:10
Honestly sima has been good but don't think we should shell out over 7 mill on him.


5.) 20 Jan 2024 09:25:30
How can we sign sima for that when I was slaughtered on here for stating we had bid same for another player. everyone said we don’t have that sort of money for a player.


6.) 20 Jan 2024 09:33:36
Why would we buy him now when we have him on loan till June?
That doesn't make sense.


7.) 20 Jan 2024 09:36:55
Why sign him now? When u have him until the summer . Can get an agreement in place for then.


8.) 20 Jan 2024 09:01:54
Permanently signing Sima now is an absolute waste of resources when it could wait until the end of the season. We need new players in not locking down those that are already here.


9.) 20 Jan 2024 09:05:41
Maybe the plan is to
Sign Sima, convert him as our striker, like Henry was by Wenger and sign another winger this season?


10.) 20 Jan 2024 09:07:33
Jfm63,i didn't say rangers had booked any rooms mate ?.


11.) 20 Jan 2024 09:11:08
I'm certainly not against signing Sima, but don't really think that's the best use of resource right now with the gaps we have in the first team (a no 9), and wider squad. Here's hoping the fee is deferred till summer, and that it's not too ridiculous. I like him but anything over 6 or 7m is a hell of a lot for us to spend on one player.


12.) 20 Jan 2024 09:11:14
Why would we use our January budget on Sima? Surely we wait in the summer to sign him. P. S. we ain't spending 10 million on him so he might go back.


13.) 20 Jan 2024 09:17:34
Rooms for someone not even in the country? and someone who is here till May anyway? And not strengthening the squad any?
Is it just me?


14.) 20 Jan 2024 10:02:43
Didnt say you did one walter, it has been on this site in the last 24 hours that rooms have been booked.
Yours is not the only post on the site.


15.) 20 Jan 2024 10:18:57
John, CF5 also said it was fantasist to suggest we bid £8m for any player? So if he’s to be believed then it’s not Sima. I also don’t think he’s worth that money. His goals have been good but his general play in a lot of games isn’t great.


16.) 20 Jan 2024 10:19:07
Never going to use Jan money for sima when we need additional players, not ones already in the building, everyone knows we need a striker asap.


17.) 20 Jan 2024 10:32:52
We don’t have option to buy sima so it could be act now before another team offers more

Say he comes back from afcon scores another 15 goals suddenly his stick is crazy high and prices us out.


18.) 20 Jan 2024 10:49:51
Wait until summer, there will be no Sima, Clement already stated he would make move for Sima in the winter transfer window, those that pay attention to his press conferences already know this, 5-6 million is more likely the price, surely Clement has also realised this guy is a CF in the making.
Sima won't be the only signing, my bet is there are 2 more coming in and likely both wingers.
Also as stated by Clement in his recent Press conference, Yilmaz is not unsettled or unhappy at rangers, he is staying end of.
So who ever was posting that, was spouting utter lillian gish.


19.) 20 Jan 2024 11:02:20
Fans of Sunderland in the family and go there myself a few times a season . Hearing the name Shankland daily from there and it's getting annoying.


20.) 20 Jan 2024 11:42:12
Sima is a weird one. His numbers are good but he’s technically quite rubbish. He can’t beat a man or cross the ball just a good finisher.


21.) 20 Jan 2024 11:45:00
It’s shankland.


22.) 20 Jan 2024 11:50:57
John you know I like and respect your posts and info you give us but I wouldn’t say you were slaughtered just people disagreed with you which is allowed on rumours and banters page. Keep posting as the majority want to hear your info. You are letting them win by not posting. But you need to understand not everyone will agree with what you post.

We can do sima at anytime so I would be disappointed if that’s what Rangers announce.


23.) 20 Jan 2024 11:54:05
Fork we ain’t signing the man that won’t be named.


24.) 20 Jan 2024 12:46:18
Lol @Stormtrooper, watching Harry P over the festive period were we??.


25.) 20 Jan 2024 14:01:59
The reason we want him the now is a prem team could easily come in for him in the summer and offer over £10million then we lose him.


26.) 20 Jan 2024 14:45:35
Why would we announce the permanent signing of Sima at a time when he is not even in the country . Surely we would wait and make a big publicity deal out of it plus what happens if he gets a bad injury at the Afcon would we not rather he was a Brighton player, if that happened.


27.) 20 Jan 2024 14:48:22
We'll have a better idea of our transfer budget in the summer, much will depend on champions league qualification.


28.) 20 Jan 2024 14:50:40
Fork, storm thinks he is harry potter mate ?.


29.) 20 Jan 2024 15:27:15
Rfc would be excellent business to get him signed in this window.


30.) 20 Jan 2024 15:33:54
Lol Sws " the chosen one"??.


31.) 20 Jan 2024 15:44:49
Don't think it would cost 8m for Sima, think 5-6m would get him maybe with add ons, but also not sure if we'd sign him while he's away, unless he's already agreed to it.
There's no doubt in my mind John that we have money to spend, but also that we are trying to be as diligent as possible while spending it, I think you were right about the Denkey bid, if we'd got him we would make money on him IMO.


32.) 20 Jan 2024 16:02:28
Good post baz.


33.) 20 Jan 2024 17:04:40
Laudrup I totally agree with wingers it’s already been discussed in interviews from Belgian football experts how Clement likes a choice off wingers.


34.) 20 Jan 2024 17:07:01
Wslger you can always put in deal subject to medical as you say he’s still at afcon and technically not our player so this easily covers that scenario.


35.) 20 Jan 2024 17:09:24
Did we make money on Kent?

I’d be wary of paying huge fees for players just because they hit a bit of form. Not saying he isn’t a good player I like look of him but you are paying a higher price when in form like he is now.


36.) 20 Jan 2024 18:22:15
Kent in wages and transfer fee cost us a fortune.


37.) 20 Jan 2024 21:44:58
Sima now injured with potentially bad thigh problem.


38.) 20 Jan 2024 22:16:50
We got too confident we would get a bigger offer for Kent and Morelos when they were both valued around 12-15 mill, should have taken the money from Leeds 12 mill for Kent and the 15 mill from Porto for Morelos when we had the chance, blame the board and DOF, hey took a gamble and it did not pay off, and even by the time they both left on a free, there combined value had decreased but was still 7-9 mill range each.


 

 

19 Jan 2024 18:30:36
CoplandFront5, John227 or anyone else on here heard that we're in negotiations with chelsea about the possibility of getting their young 18 year old brazilian striker Deivid Washington on an 18 month loan deal? ?

I know we're allegedly trying to get a partnership with chelsea going forward regarding their youth academy players and the chance to get first pick on possible loan deals for some of their young players that we like ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 19 Jan 2024 19:43:03
I don’t know enough about the lad Walter, what’s your take on him?


2.) 19 Jan 2024 22:29:00
Would be a good partnership for us and Helps Chelsea as well.
Crazy how much they squander along with other EPL clubs in there pursuit of success, reminiscent of Real Madrid and there bank of spain funding under Vicente Del Bosque, when they had to win the champions league and Spanish league for 10 consecutive seasons, was the season they bought, Zidane, Beckham, Figo, etc.

Unfortunately they did not achieve the success hey thought they could just buy.
Chelsea are another example of that, you can squander 100's of millions on dream teams, it guarantee's nothing.


 

 

 

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18 Apr 2024 05:35:29
As much as we blame our defenders and strikers a lot on here and justifiable at times we hardly create chances in our midfield area and this is very concerning. We just play the side way safe ball a lot of the time with none of our midfielders breaking the lines with that killer ball, not too mention not shooting anywhere near enough ?It pains me to say it but that lot in the eastend of glasgow have hatate and o'riley who i have to admit are excellent midfielders who score and can produce that killer pass ?My worry and perhaps John227 could possibly enlighten us on this is ie. where do we generate the money from to get creative, goalscoring midfielders that will make the difference ? Anyone who knows anything about the beautiful game, knows that if you're midfield is good and top notch you'll win the majority of your games, as that's mostly where it's won or lost ?I truly think we need at least 2 class midfield signings, that will massively make the difference ?We most definitely rely on our captain james tavernier far too heavily to bale us out in the attacking end of the pitch ?We also need a class defensive mid and class right sided centre half who have the ability to cover tav when he's attacking the opposition, on our right hand side and thus our team functions much better/ more efficient and fluid ? That's what tav brings you if the balance of our team is spot on ?Thoughts guys.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 18 Apr 2024 07:54:03
Walter, no, he's pants, deal with it and move on, caught out too many times and getting on, get rid for me, your wanting others to cover his failings, aye he has an eye for goal, never a defender. IMHO.


2.) 18 Apr 2024 07:58:59
Water we generate money for salary by getting rid of all players who r out of contract, those who when fit r first picks, they r never fit enough

Remember I said after Real Madrid friendly Jack woul seriously struggle to start ten games that season and was ot expected to ever start 20 in a season

Same re roofe, not expected to start 10 a season

At Xmas I’d have kept lundstrum, not so sure now

To help what will be another massive rebuild we need to involve Lovelace who I believe will go, yefeko McKinnon rice ishaka

Bosmans are key as r three or four big loans.


3.) 18 Apr 2024 07:59:11
Tavernier is a major part of the problems. Rewind the game from last night and watch how many times he gives the ball away. He’s now older so slower and defensively he’s a mare. Agree we need quality players brought in but we need of him and about ten others who are stealing a living.


4.) 18 Apr 2024 08:01:09
Yeh, I agree Sir Walt, said as much in a reply post a few days ago . I'm not saying Tav is a world class defender but put a solid RCH, and a fit Ryan Jack in beside diomande and you'll see a different team. Unfortunately RJ will never be season fit again so we need to identify someone and I'm sure PC and Koppen can do that.
That said, Tav was poor last night by his own standards, Lundstrum has went back to his old form and Silva and cantwell not looking great. I'd give Sima leeway as coming back from injury and I thought McCausland made a slight difference. Think I might play Ross wide right, Matondi wide left and Sima either 10 or thru middle.


 

 

17 Apr 2024 22:23:28
Clement imo needs to cherry pick players that play in this league with other clubs, who fight and know how to play in this league ?For me we need to find a replacement midfielder in the mould of ryan jack, as for me taking his injury issues away for a second, was our best midfielder in the position he plays and is a far better midfielder than john lundstram ?
It's a big job clement has on his plate here and we need far better/ more creative players ?We need players who won't shrink wearing the rangers jersey ?We most definitely need a scotty arfield type also, who can make those unmarkable runs and score goals ?Send silva back to wolves and hopefully sign young oscar cortes ?We are far too slow and pedestrian in the middle of the park and it's always the safe pass we play ? There's absolutely no doubt we need a class centre forward and as much as some of our supporters berate tav it's him they continue to look to to bale them out ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 17 Apr 2024 23:03:55
Sws we need a midfielder who'll make things happen like a Barry ferguson after past 2 games I wouldn't offer lunny a contract and a quality striker is needed as well as hopefully cortes being signed it's now time for our board to step up to fund these signings finally Connor goldson should not be a starter if still here next season.


2.) 17 Apr 2024 23:14:38
Problem is that we haven't replaced either Jack or Arfield with players of a similar or better quality. Indeed the quality has gone way down and sadly that has been the situation since we won 55.
There is a fundamental need for at least one better centre back, a quality right back, a quality holding midfield player and a top quality striker. That has been the case for a couple of years now.


3.) 18 Apr 2024 00:15:30
I don’t think Ryan Jack makes any difference. We need midfielders who are actually good on the ball not ones who’s game is based around being combative.


4.) 18 Apr 2024 00:44:09
Agreed davidb1996 we’ve been crying out for a goal scoring midfielder for about 10 years now.


5.) 18 Apr 2024 03:56:06
Ryan Jack when fit rubbish again he is never fit and has been a waste for the last two seasons.


6.) 18 Apr 2024 06:50:59
Problem I have is at this time of the season, bad result or not he needs to trust his strongest team and to start chopping and changing isn't going to do much for any players confidence, get the best 11 on, good or bad result and challenge them to prove the last result was a bad result . don't chop and change and find out its no better.


7.) 18 Apr 2024 07:02:53
We could replace Jack with Broxi Bear for the 3 games he’s fit per season. Made out to be Barry Ferguson or Graham Roberts calibre cause he came from Aberdeen and shows a bit of dig.


8.) 18 Apr 2024 08:11:38
Storm, completely agree.


 

 

16 Apr 2024 20:08:30
The curious case of nico raskin fellow bears ? What's going on with him i wonder ? If like the majority of us, was waxing lyrical when we signed him and the first several months of his rangers career backed up what a good, young midfielder he was ?.

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1.) 16 Apr 2024 21:42:03
Would say he would need to work his way back in SWS, but he can't be any worse than our current M/ F players, can he?


2.) 16 Apr 2024 21:50:01
Sws he was 1 I had high hopes for and 1 PC would've known from Belgium but its not happened maybe fitness issues but prob be 1 who'll need to leave to get a game.


3.) 16 Apr 2024 22:07:32
He’s a nothing player he provides next to nothing going forward and the same going back the way. He needs to learn to control the game in a similar way to McGregor but I don’t think he has the ability to.


4.) 16 Apr 2024 22:29:59
When you look back at how he left his previous club, something not quite right.


5.) 16 Apr 2024 22:37:58
Literally asked this same question 3 or 4 days ago.


6.) 17 Apr 2024 06:50:18
Begs question regarding any potential any fall out between player and manager?


7.) 17 Apr 2024 07:04:15
I really like Raskin.
And it's just possible that his return from injury hasn't went as expected?
We know that Clement has been giving them minutes on the park, those that have returned from injury, on advice from the medical team.


8.) 17 apr 2024 07:51:20
honestly I've yet to see anything at all from raskin, but people who are there every game might have seen more, i get same feeling as i have re. hagi, brings nothing and isn't the requiired level, i have been wrong before, once or twice.


9.) 17 Apr 2024 09:16:43
I said last season he wasn't as good as many of our fans thought he was, he just came in at a good time where his industry made him look better than he is surrounded by players playing poorly.

His workrate can't be questioned, he puts a shift in and that's what I think makes him look good in the eyes of many of our fans.

But.

He has limited ability with the ball. He gives it away more often than not and going forward consistently chooses the wrong pass. This is why Lundstrum plays ahead of him IMO. For all JL's faults *and I think we should let him go) he's far better with the ball, particularly going forward.

Further, for Raskin, he consistently let's players run off him into our box, giving up chances. It was most evident in the European games he played, against better players.

He's a young lad still so I have no intention of writing him off, he could improve his game and be a good payer in future. If we got offered silly money (the £6m mooted in January) I'd take it, but if not would be happy to keep him round to see if he improves.

But for me, at the moment he's no better than Devlin at Hearts. They're very, very similar players. Work hard, like a tackle but limited footballing ability or on field intelligence. Those things perhaps come with age and experience, perhaps not.

And, with all that said we have to be realistic. If he had those things already, he wouldn't be playing at Rangers, so it's a risk we really do need to take on young players. If we can develop the ability they're missing while here, that's to everyone's benefit.


10.) 17 Apr 2024 10:20:06
Unfortunately can't get to games any more to see the lad live (when he plays that is), but tbh, he has been totally underwhelming when called upon. Just hope its recovery time from injury, otherwise another questionable signing ( remember not long ago, some on here saying he would make us 15mill? )
Will he? Aye.


11.) 17 Apr 2024 11:45:53
Lundstram – 89% pass accuracy
Raskin – 86% pass accuracy
Devlin – 82% pass accuracy
Lundstram – gives the ball away on average 11 times per game
Raskin – gives the ball away on average 8 times per game
Devlin – gives the ball away on average 8 times per game
Lundstram – 53% duels won ( ground 50%, aerial 57% )
Raskin – 59% duels won ( ground 53%, aerial 65% )
Devlin – 50% duels won ( ground 59%, aerial 41% )


12.) 17 Apr 2024 11:56:59
Interesting stats MPH.


13.) 17 Apr 2024 11:57:47
Thanks MPH.

That shows pretty well what I was saying, Devlin and Raskin very similar players, Lundtsrum better with the ball than both, they're all similar in duels.

What is interesting about them all (would be great if you had stats for this) is:

How many of their passes are:

- forwards
- break lines
- in the final third
- are assists

I would expect, based on what I've seen of them all, that Lundstrum outperforms both on those pass type metrics and further that's why he averages giving the ball away 11 times per game versus their lower numbers. Lundstrum makes more risky passes to break lines/ in the final third as well as being the pivot where Devlin and Raskin are more recyclers of the ball.

Also, off the ball, how many duels aren't counted because they let the man run off them and so didn't have to get into a duel. Lundstrum was culpable for this against County at the weekend so not immune, but IMO Raskin does it consistently (he drives me mad in games when I see him do it, as a former CB - that kinda midfielder makes that my problem :) )


14.) 17 Apr 2024 13:00:55
You have to be careful with reading to much into stats.
Easy for a player to make safe passes and build up good stats when another takes chances more often trying to break lines, has poor averages because he’s trying to create better opportunities to score.
I’m sure the statistician’s at all clubs will take everything into account but you can’t beet watching a player.
Walter had a designated coach in the stand told to watch the position’s of players when of the ball, for example the coach was told not to watch the ball but to watch what positioning his defender’s were taking up on the pitch at all times and he’d send message out to his players accordingly to change things if required.


15.) 17 Apr 2024 13:51:04
Lundstram – 85% accurate opposition half
Raskin – 79% accurate opposition half
Devlin – 76% accurate opposition half
Lundstram – 71% long ball accurate
Raskin – 49% long balls accurate
Devlin – 36% long balls accurate
Lundstram – 4 assists
Raskin – 1 assist
Devlin – 0 assists
Lundstram – 7 balls recovered per game
Raskin – 6 balls recovered per game
Devlin – 5 balls recovered per game.


16.) 17 Apr 2024 14:00:12
If Raskin was a young Scottish player he'd be at Motherwell or something. Boy isn't good enough.


 

 

16 Apr 2024 04:35:13
I agree with TT12 and others who say we should be looking at talented young players nearer to home, that will most definitely have the heart for the fight of the rangers jersey, that we were fame for all throughout our illustrious history ?We need to again start cherry picking the best young talent within scottish football and i honestly think clement will give young talented players a chance at rangers to develop into top players ? There's undoubtedly talent on our shores let's get them signed ?.

Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 16 Apr 2024 07:23:21
I’m not sure if he’s ready for the starting 11 but Watson from Killie has got to be worth considering. He looks good and definitely got some dig about him.


2.) 16 Apr 2024 07:54:26
Barron Watson miller Cameron would not be starting 11. Could u imagine on here if we played them.


3.) 16 Apr 2024 08:30:59
Poor comment John, I’ve never seen too many people having a go at kids (not that would ever play one these days) . Most people’s frustrations are centred around seasoned pros who continue to fail the club and more importantly the fans.


4.) 16 Apr 2024 09:23:28
But what if they start, do well, and we're winning games, John? Are you saying they're not good enough?

Don't start blaming fans, when all we want, is a winning team. And as Dado pointed out, our so called season pros are crumbling before our very eyes and failing miserably.


5.) 16 Apr 2024 09:29:39
if we were playing youngsters and lost you can bet a lot of supporters would be asking why we are playing them. fickly bunch our supporters are.


6.) 16 Apr 2024 09:30:52
Where's our own youngsters, what about Robbie fraser at LB surely he can't be worse than BB.


7.) 16 Apr 2024 09:32:52
Totally agree Dado.


8.) 16 Apr 2024 09:41:29
Sws Leon King is another with ability but he doesn't get a look in.


9.) 16 Apr 2024 09:42:26
Dado, I was a season ticket holder at Ibrox for over 30 years, from the mid 80's forward. Our support were, throughout the entire period, terrible with youngsters. They expected them to be seasoned pro's when coming into the team and had a go at them regularly. Not just for the mistakes youngsters are always likely to make (they're learning their trade), but for mistakes that even seasoned pros were making alongside them.

I remember the stick, for example, Craig Moore took as a youngster, for YEARS. Oh what we'd do for him now! Charlie Adam, Mo Ross, John Fleck, Chris Burke to name a few others (there have been many) I've witnessed take dogs abuse from our fans as kids. Even Allan McGregor "wasn't good enough" in the eyes of much of our support when he broke into the setup! And we saw the same thing very recently with McCrorie and even some say McAusland "isn't good enough" after 2 dozen games.

As a support we've been entitled when it comes to young players (especially young Scottish players) since David Murray took over and started splashing the cash.

Our support hasn't, for a considerable time, had the patience required to blood young players. I agree 100% with John on this one. You put those players in a starting 11 and they'd have to be Messi for our fans to accept them. First time they made a mistake, all hell would break loose.


10.) 16 Apr 2024 09:50:05
To be honest I don’t think watson is anywhere near good enough. Think the other lads mentioned are a step up but like John said I don’t think they are any better than we have at this moment.


11.) 16 apr 2024 09:51:30
they wouldn't be starting john, and certainly not all at once, don't get that, they would still be great signings.


12.) 16 apr 2024 09:52:37
and i'm pretty sure all are starting at other prem clubs,


13.) 16 apr 2024 10:18:58
gdog, what's the point ecaxtly, that we should forget about signing young scottish players because some fans shouted at them in 1988.

all players get abuse, all over the world, its called football fannery, or something like that, from the frontroom telly to the bernabeu, its what some guys pay a fortune to go and do every saturday, and when all goes well, they heap praise on too .


14.) 16 Apr 2024 10:29:54
Leon king started and he got dogs abuse on here I see johns point. They would be uproar on here playing youngsters and we got beat.


15.) 16 Apr 2024 10:48:03
I agree that we can be a ‘fickle bunch’ take this conversation as an example.

There is no evidence to back the claim that we would turn on the kids, in fact Ross M has been very well supported on here. Even when King had a mare against Liverpool there was wide acceptance that he’s not at that standard yet however, with the right attitude and commitment he’d get there.

By discussing adding some kids to the starting 11, the fickle bunch within our support automatically think these guys are saying we should play 11 kids, we’ll get pumped.

The reality of what was said is a balance to the team (Young hungry for success players with some seasoned pros) would help our cause and simply can’t be as bad as a fair number (and it’s not 1 or 2) senior players who have consistently failed to deliver.

Fickle bunch indeed.


16.) 16 Apr 2024 11:09:43
No Tom, I think we should be signing young players, I've said it before many, many times and I've defended the young players we do have on here (like McCrorie last season who was taking abuse on here but I thought was excellent in the games he played, aside from a couple of handling errors away to Hibs) .

My "point" was in response to another poster who said young players don't get a hard time from our fans. That's demonstrably false over a long time period.

I was having a pop at our entitled fan base who don't create an environment for young players to thrive, not the young players we should be signing or bringing through.


17.) 16 Apr 2024 11:15:05
So some would prefer to watch the highest paid in spl crumble in front of our eyes, than watch youngsters give there all, make mistakes? So much easier to forgive a young man learning his trade, than some of these so called senior pros, that will leave our club with millions in the bank. I honestly can't remember a young man come into our team and make as many blunders and stray passes as our captain has in the last 2 games, I've watched both games back it's actually sickening to see. We would beat motherwell and rc every day of the week, difference being what's at stake.


18.) 16 Apr 2024 11:23:56
Dado nothing poor about it, have u read views on Lovelace, yefeko McKinnon king Devine

Raise the roofe I’m not saying not good enough, look at reactions on here, every player in our squad with possible exception of goalie has had it said dog meat, crap, should never play for us again

If we play these kids we won’t have a winning team imo

Tom pressure at other clubs is less, Watson Cameron Barron don’t start loads of games

One Walter I’ve said many a time I don’t think Fraser will make it with us.


19.) 16 Apr 2024 11:55:48
It's not just the kids, look at Lammers, he has scored 7 goals in 6 games in the Dutch top league which is way better than ours, he is playing with better players now, not some of the wimps that have been lauded on here by some of our Fans. Devine, King, McAusland, and sorry, I forget the other young midfielder who got some game this season, all are decent enough players who have been let down by those so called 'Senior Players'. Lose the snob aspect, we can't afford to pay £millions any more for 4 or 5 players, we need to nurture our own from now on. I know a few will disagree with my comment, but hey, I'm not Tav, I can take it.


20.) 16 Apr 2024 12:15:40
Lovelace, yefeko McKinnon king Devine Have all had more positive comments than negative.


21.) 16 apr 2024 12:20:55
we still need to find and nurture, no matter what some fans shout, and nobody said all will start, they need to be drip fed into the squad,


22.) 16 Apr 2024 12:28:50
There are some exceptionally good young players in the game today but even when we have home grown players at Rangers we can't keep them because we are out priced on wages by English Clubs while at the same time we waste £25k / £30k a week on 3rd rate Bosmans like Lundstum.
If a player is good enough and wages is the only issue then we should pay to secure them for a few seasons.
In terms of playing youngsters, unfortunately they would most likely be hung out to dry by the current 'seasoned pros'.
Of course we could afford to risk a few youngsters if we still had a squad where the rump of the team is made up from top quality players.
Come the summer we will need yet another rebuild, perhaps this time round we go for a top quality spine and then supplement this with quality youngsters and one or two 'old heads' that have been there and won trophies'.


23.) 16 Apr 2024 14:06:56
John, fraser likely won't make it at us. But if he's fighting for his career i'd take him all day long over barasic who should have been sold 2 years ago.
Sterling if he doesn't get played in centre mid soon i will probably start questioning our manager i don't want him left either.
Id love sterling at rb and centre mid i'd it were possible but right now we meed to be more solid through the spine.


 

 

14 Apr 2024 17:09:20
My rangers team to play against dundee on wednesday night would be -
Butland
Tav
Souttar
Balogun
Sterling
Lundstram
Lawrence
Cantwell
Sima
Roofe
Matondo
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Sir Walter Smith OBE

1.) 14 Apr 2024 17:28:43
I’d go with that?.


2.) 14 Apr 2024 17:29:32
Sir Walter, I wouldn't play Lundstram, unfortunately he appears to have reverted to the player that was a total waste of a jersey last few months at Sheffield United. Just ask their fans. Other than that, wouldn't disagree with your team, and hopefully Yilmaz will be fit which would allow him to come in at left back and Sterling could play in midfield.


3.) 14 Apr 2024 17:31:02
Sterling on the left back is his worst position that I've seen. Not saying he was useless there. Just that it's his worst position.


4.) 14 Apr 2024 17:33:19
I would try to find a way to get sterling into the midfield. We were seriously lacking there today. Did Sima not play LB at one point this season? Neither Dowell or Lawerence protected our back line from being exposed.


5.) 14 Apr 2024 17:35:10
Put Sterling at right back.


6.) 14 Apr 2024 18:05:25
We don’t have great options defensively or I’d change the whole back 4 . I don’t believe we have great options for striker either big dessers is honest enough and gives his all but just not good enough, roofe can’t be relied on, silva I’m not sure what he is but certainly doesn’t look like a guy who’s going to score many goals.


7.) 14 Apr 2024 18:07:11
Sterling right back or centre mid, any other position is back to square peg round hole for me.


8.) 14 Apr 2024 19:07:18
No tav for me, Sterling at right back all day.


9.) 15 Apr 2024 08:24:48
Walter, decent line up.


 

 

 

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13 Apr 2024 22:42:28
Roofe hadn't screwed us enough/ out of anything pal? He's had constant injury problems which we're led to believe has got to him psychologically and no wonder because it would p**s off anyone ?
At no time did i say we most definitely should keep roofe but if our manager does then i back him simple as ? Roofe never asked to have these constant injury problems just listen to yourself mate!

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13 Apr 2024 21:23:42
Change the record because i don't and never have rated jon McLaughlin eh ?But i'll tell you something when he was chosen to play for us i was right behind him and backed him, just like i do with every rangers player who plays for us and have done all my life supporting our great club, because quite simply I support pal!

It's time you were called out for some of your statements and repetitiveness from time to time on here because imo at times you treat some posters on here with contempt from time to time, who don't play to your gallery my friend! ?.

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13 Apr 2024 21:18:44
I don't think you do know what contempt means John227?Tell me my friend how has roofe treated our supporters with contempt let's hear it ? You're like a school teacher on here at times trying to browbeat your pupils, so let's hear it pal. ?

You're not always correct far from it but at times you think you're the conductor on here, well not anymore mate because imo you're ?% wrong regarding your contempt description of kemar roofe and that's my opinion pal!

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13 Apr 2024 20:20:39
I think i'll trust and back our manager on that one, John227 ?.

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13 Apr 2024 19:17:47
Storm was the one saying roofe actually wasn't just retiring he stated he'd already retired on thursday there ? Wrong.

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19 Apr 2024 12:14:51
That's all not down to tav that he's won only what you state mate ?.

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19 Apr 2024 06:52:03
Sterling for the record is better in midfield my friend ?.

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19 Apr 2024 06:50:58
Forktongue, do you think trent alexander arnold is a liability mate just a wee question mate ?.

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19 Apr 2024 05:11:39
I would definitely play borna at left back on sunday to allow sterling to play in the midfield, without question for me ?My rangers team for sunday against hearts would be -
Butland
Tav
Goldson
Souttar
Barisic
Lundstram
Sterling
Cantwell
Sima
Roofe
Matondo.

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19 Apr 2024 05:07:06
I have no doubt imo that tav should be kept at rangers and will be kept at rangers, unless crazy money comes in for him and he wants to go ?If we had a good young right sided centre half that knew how to go out and cover tav when he goes forward to attack and a good, mobile defensive mid that could do the same, then tav would be still very important in everything clement wants to do and achieve ?An example i'll quote here regarding another terrific attacking right back is Liverpool's right back trent alexander arnold, who is so highly rated by liverpool supporters and everyone down there in general, like tav not the best defensively but terrific in the attacking sense, but the space he leaves when attacking is covered by their centre half and defensive mid and was evident when jordan henderson was at liverpool ?So instead of constantly blaming tav for most things, appreciate the guy and his undoubted ability and strengths and focus more on getting the correct personnel in those positions to allow tav to excell simple enough ? We just should never want to lose what tav brings ???.

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