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14 Jan 2019 21:59:51
Young Shankland is desperate to join us.


1.) 14 Jan 2019 22:58:28
So am i mate. Doesn't mean i'm good enough. Not good for either party. Why would he want to come and sit in the stands.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 06:44:49
That would suit me. I have to pay for the pleasure though.

3.) 15 Jan 2019 11:56:50
Still think Shankland worth gamble🇬🇧.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 13:31:03
I wish people would shut up about Shankland, he's not anywhere near the quality yet to be a Rangers player, he needs a stepping stone into the Premiership before we think about signing him. Cumdog scored for fun in that league and he couldn't cut it either.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 13:47:38
People keep talking about Shankland, but they seem to forget that Rangers have young players on their books who are scoring in the same league, Rudden etc. They must get their chance?

6.) 15 Jan 2019 15:03:27
Ulsterman I said this weeks ago, sends out poor message to academy players if we sign average players like shankland
We have hardie, rudden and Dallas.

7.) 15 Jan 2019 16:46:08
Need to move conversation on from Shankland, not good enough and sends terrible message to our own young players. I wish Shankland well but it won’t be at Ibrox.

8.) 15 Jan 2019 19:52:31
Players like these we should sign and loan back.

9.) 16 Jan 2019 09:26:35
He would cost very little, I would sign him and loan him out to other SPFL team. If he continues to progress we can recall him in summer.
If not I’m sure we will be able to sell him for similar fee as what we purchased him for.
He’s young and knows how to finish, and he could bang in goals against all our rivals in league but be ineligible against us so for me I’d do a deal.



13 May 2018 18:59:41
I believe that we have very few players on our books that are certs to be playing for us next year.
I also believe that offers will be considered for nearly everyone. I do not believe that SG will accept players not up to the job. I also believe he will sort out the core first --- goalkeeper -- two centre backs -- defensive midfield --- attacking midfield and a centre forward.
I also feel he will play a 4-1-3-1-1, that could adapt to a 4-4-2 or 4-1-2-1-2, and he will be keen to sign players with pace, skill and a big heart, and most of all proud to be a Ger's player.
Looking forward to next season and possibly a reduction on my blood pressure tablets.


1.) 13 May 2018 19:23:42
I think a reduction on your championship manager hours might help you as well mate.

2.) 13 May 2018 20:25:10
Probably better, if you stick to what you know, Liam, and it certainly isn't football. Humour neither, so have a go at music.

3.) 13 May 2018 20:56:14
Absolutely hee haw wrong with GKs, however if we get McG on a free we could offload.

We need to lose everybdefender at club outside Tav, DJ and Wallace so for me you need three CHs.

Could lose upto 5-6 CMs so need to replace those with at least 2 top drawer first teamers with one a CAM and a couple squad bolsters.

We also need a couple strikers as for me anywhere near £6m and Morelos should be away

4.) 13 May 2018 22:56:38
Ulsgers, how can you say nothing is wrong with our goalkeepers mate? We have played 52 games in total this season between the league, cups and friendlies. We have let in 64 goals. an average of over a goal every single game. Yes our defence is crap but the goalkeepers we have are our last line of defence and just ain't good enough if we want to challenge for trophies bud.

5.) 13 May 2018 23:09:07
Same formation as us now with Liverpool u18s mate. I've been looking it up lol although he also likes 3 at the back and plays that a lot from what I can see

6.) 14 May 2018 10:21:37
every time I read 4-1-2-1-2 I read it in john barnes voice and remember how awful he and that formation was. so let's no bother eh!



05 May 2018 14:52:52
JIM McColl and others, but not dk, will be our new investors. One of the others is someone very close to Stevie Gerrard and Scottish.


1.) 05 May 2018 15:48:49
All the chat at the game today is . Mccoll Billy walkers son and Brian souter are our new investors. I suppose we will find out on monday.

2.) 05 May 2018 18:12:30
I've heard a wee rumour it might be Brian Kennedy.

3.) 05 May 2018 18:55:55
At corporate today, few very informed people saying Brian Kennedy one of the investors, Souness non exec director

4.) 06 May 2018 10:37:26
I heard Brian Kennedy is willing to invest but only if dk steps aside. All rumours at the moment



20 Apr 2018 21:10:43
The biggest disappointment in recent weeks is we have no backbone, right from the top. To succeed we must tackle the problems, but from dk down everybody covers their butt, or tries to, they do not admit where they are lacking.

Our team have a few good players, and if organised correctly could be a reasonable team. However, to compete we need backbone not fickle promises, we need honesty and stability. We do not need the promise of false dawns when it comes to season ticket renewal.

Surely if the "supposed" bankers of our club should put up, say £20m and ask us to match it. Then we would have a platform to move forward. Forget these silly loans, as it will get to the stage that we will have no real assets but will end up in "murrayland". i.e. nobody knows who owns what.

Anyone that has been in business knows about juggling and snowballing accounts, with murray being instrumental in our demise by using these tactics. Just have a good look at limited liability companies that went down the swanny and he stilled smelled of roses.
Our club is rotten to the core and will struggle to re-group.


1.) 21 Apr 2018 07:22:13
Hi Billy hope you are well
One problem with your theory 'our so called bankers' are Close Brothers and for their £20m they would want back at least £25-£28m. Their rates are Wonga like.

{Ed001's Note - Wonga's rates are over 1000% per annum. If you were borrowing at Wonga like rates, you would be repaying over £250-£280m after a year.}

2.) 21 Apr 2018 11:12:58
All the gossip I have heard on Gers loan deals was that they are interest free loans, or is that more guff from the directors. By the way how much does the board sponge off the club in salaries, would like to know the truth.



16 Apr 2017 14:52:25
McKay must be on the same ship out as Waghorn and O'Halloran.
Kenny Miller MUST be a player/ coach next year, but I am sure our new manager will give us a platform to move forward, assuming he has the necessary backing.


1.) 16 Apr 2017 19:16:09
Totally agree about McKay and o'halloran, but I think the gaffer likes waggy, if he gets his head down and starts scoring again he could be here next year

2.) 16 Apr 2017 19:20:09
Billyb, think you have been MOH's biggest fan and supporter all season. Good for you for changing your opinion. So disappointed in his apparent "could not care less" attitude.

3.) 17 Apr 2017 12:26:33
McKays disrespect for the jersey on Saturday was the last straw for me. He never sprinted once in the first half. He couldn't care less. So glad pedro saw that. Bye bye Barrie

Credit goes to Waghorn for knuckling down and giving it 100% on Saturday. He got stuck in and at least tried. However, he's just not Rangers quality and I won't be the least bit upset if he leaves. Best of luck to him if that is the case.

4.) 17 Apr 2017 17:26:54
Why do so many posts suggest Kenny Miller as a coach?
What is this based on?




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09 Dec 2019 23:46:26
Sunday was a set back, but getting through on Thursday will give us another financial boost.
I could comment on changes I would like to see [ Katic for Goldson. ] but I won't, that is a decision for SG.
What I will say is we are stronger and better than celtic, and by the end of this season that will be proved.
With a touch of good fortune and a prevailing wind the league flag will be back to where it belongs.


1.) 10 Dec 2019 00:10:46
Sorry but we have played them 2 times this season and lost 2-0 and 1-0 so please don't tell me we are better than them, does that mean tommy burns Celtic were better than us when then hammered us and lost 1-0 thanks to the goalie? we couldn't score v a team struggling with 10 men. I want to see us win as much as anyone but we are not stronger than them end of story.

2.) 10 Dec 2019 05:57:52
Gers 1999,i'll tell you one thing it does tell us, it certainly tells me and i suspect many other bears that we are most definitely a match for them and i believe under gerrard our time is coming. We played them off the park TWICE at ibrox in the league last season, winning both games 1-0 (going on about 4 or 5) and then 2-0 again playing them off the park with our very high press, high tempo football, for which they can't cope. We played them off the park again with 10 men at parkhead and a tav mistake late on cost us the game. At hampden there in the final on sunday we again limited them to scraps and played them off the park and but for a wonder show big their big keeper and some bad finishing, we would have had the cup in our trophy cabinet, by half time. Massive strides gerrard and our players are making and we're not far away in my opinion.

3.) 10 Dec 2019 07:18:59
Don't think we can say we're better than them - played them twice this season and lost both. We played better than them on Sunday, but that was one game - I don't think they'll be that bad again.

4.) 10 Dec 2019 07:37:09
Yes we are stronger. Outplayed them. Burns' team wasn't anywhere near the side we had at that time. They used to raise their game against us. 2 nil defeat this season was diwn to wrong team and tactics and Sunday should have been a demolition. The most one sided game I've ever seen.

5.) 10 Dec 2019 08:30:24
I’m sorry I must have amnesia. But the game at Celtic park yous done nothing until u equalised then u had a 20 min spell where u created a few chances before we scored a winner otherwise we battered u for 60 mins with mcgregor making some good saves, the game at Ibrox this season yous were woeful. the heavy pitch suited yous yesterday, a dry slick surface suits us. just one of these things. to say yous are stronger is a bit dillusional considering we have played yous twice away from Celtic park and won both, and I see your deliberately leaving out the fact we played with 2 seriously unfit players, an 18 yo with 8 senior games only and a championship winger up front.

6.) 10 Dec 2019 11:20:08
1999 luck plays a part and played a big big part on Sunday

We are not far away now . We are not meandering middle of the league. which from where we have been would probably be justified . Where we are now is quite remarkable . Imagine we were mid of the league Some of the posts we would get . it’s not over yet . have faith . one game . we have no right just to expect everything back in our Laps . the powers that be have told us to expect blips . Getting to a cup final and playing our fiercest rivals off the park . so much do that our keeper had zero saves to make and theirs is man of the m tells its win story about our progression. on another day the luck swings in our favour . and their will be another day end of story.

7.) 10 Dec 2019 12:20:18
Sorry billy but sunday was no setback. we beat them every which way on sunday. they scored a rule breaking goal. At 35 minutes into the 1st half the stats were 76% possession in rangers favour. that was an easy game without a goal for rangers. call it what you want but not a setback. to me that's amazing considering a couple year ago they used to run us ragged.

shoes on other foot now . tell me on another day is that not a 4 5 6 nil win for us? so we don't get the 1st trophy. there's 2 more to go. all be it the league is most important. coming 2nd means you're the 1st one to lose. so let's not make that happen. if we win the league i will personally invite all the main posters on this page for a pint or 4.

8.) 10 Dec 2019 12:22:14
Celtic won't be as bad on 29th of that I'm certain, simply can't afford to lose there.

9.) 10 Dec 2019 12:23:13
Pittodrie summed it up, they are 4 up at half time whilst we blow a 2 goal lead and draw. We can't score whilst that dominant v them i'm worried.

10.) 10 Dec 2019 13:24:34
Gers1999, are you sure you support Rangers, I will tell you in the easiest way possible why we are better than them, count the trophies, kid.

11.) 10 Dec 2019 13:48:36
Seeker going by your logic every time Celtic beat rangers its luck or poor tactics by gerrard, but if you beat Celtic you play us off park? nonsense as when you beat us last december it was terrible tactics by rodgers to play mac gregor at left back and johnston up top. The other game you won was a dead rubber, bottom line is you think you are the better team but 180 mins of football and you can't even score. 35 mins v 10 men and 3 of our players obviously not fully fit. 29th December will be a different Celtic but with the same outcome.

12.) 10 Dec 2019 15:04:18
That's right tyson, bad luck or bad tactics every time.

13.) 10 Dec 2019 17:51:30
Tyson99, so Celtic are a better team than Barcelona, going by your reckoning.

14.) 10 Dec 2019 21:50:20
Seeker, I also believe we are a lot better than Celtic, and it will show at the end of the season,



04 Jan 2019 08:07:16
Well done to dk and his board for our current standing and the signings made, and the potential for the future. Also, SG and his back up team for giving us back our pride and the potential to take us further.
Now it will be down to our players to complete the season with style and bring the title home.
I am still not a dk fan, but after the over indulgence of the festive period, a bit of humble pie will do me no harm.


1.) 04 Jan 2019 09:32:02
Great post Billyb, well said.

2.) 04 Jan 2019 10:45:43
Pretry much posted the same on rumours page Billyb, definately earned a reprieve and some respect back from me.

3.) 04 Jan 2019 13:48:07
Fair play BillyB and FB. 👏👍.



24 Dec 2018 13:00:28
Much as I have criticised dk from day one, I am delighted that where we are sitting in the league.
Just a few adjustments in January, with a bit of luck and good fortune, then I am sure we can come out on top.
No matter where we end up at the end of the season, Mr King, I do not like your methods but total respect for where we are at present.
Merry Christmas and the best ever New year to all fellow bluenoses.


1.) 24 Dec 2018 15:22:59
Well said billyb, a man that can see both sides of the coin.

2.) 24 Dec 2018 15:55:03
Well said billyb. Although I don’t share all of your views on dk, I do believe like all of us he is not without fault. Feels wonderful this season and in large part the journey has been driven by all of the board and us supporting SG A happy and safe Christmas to you and all supporters of our club. Aye Ready.

3.) 24 Dec 2018 17:13:14
Mr king has steadied a rocking ship and has put his plan in motion hat off to the guy.

4.) 24 Dec 2018 22:52:29
Echo your sentiments Billyb, don't trust king but he's who we have, and he's slowly getting rid of the fat man so he deserves a bit of credit for that. Merry Xmas to all on here, we don't always agree but to me that's what makes the site and keeps bringing me back.

5.) 24 Dec 2018 23:56:54
Mr King is not the easiest of cats to judge I agree.
at times he can say something very odd or poorly thought out but overall this season has been a marked improvement. The proof of the financial situation will be apparent if an offer comes in for Alfredo that will test the metal. If and it’s a big if we get an offer north of £15 mini would be inclined to cash our chips in
Could wipe a lot of debt out and buy a new striker.



03 Dec 2018 08:50:44
Great result yesterday and what impresses me the most is the attitude and fighting spirit our team are showing.
Win, lose or draw, they are certainly up for a game and play as a team.




01 Dec 2018 15:14:27
Some strange comments from our chairmen re certain shareholders, it sounds like utterings from a person under real pressure. Very concerning for the genuinely interested RANGERS supporter.


1.) 01 Dec 2018 15:25:31
If was being honest, none of us really trust King even though we seem to be steered in right direction. Not sure of a man who leaves fortune offshore for legal, not tax purposes. I think King was looking for silent Scapegoat should anything go **** up and he could easily blame so called crooked minority.

2.) 01 Dec 2018 15:57:49
King isn't trustworthy, agreed on that Miller. He's a convicted criminal let's face it. However, the club is doing ok under his stewardship and unless we get reason to doubt that, it's benefit of, for me.

That all said, equally isn't he on 'trial' for contempt for failing to bid for the club? And wouldn't saying our shareholders are criminals damage the share price?

Meaning he may be trying to get us on the cheap. And he wouldn't be the first quite frankly.

3.) 01 Dec 2018 17:23:35
I think you lot are needing a reality check we could go top of the league tomorrow and go into the last 32 in Europe what more do you want? I for one think he’s doing a great job keep it up mr. king keep ruffling those feathers it’s definitely working long live the king 👑.

4.) 01 Dec 2018 18:32:07
I could have told you that certain share holders are linked to crime. Just look at the sleazedales👍. Doesn't mean I'm under pressure👍.

5.) 01 Dec 2018 19:46:38
It is fine to name and shame, but it is more difficult to prove. Our chairman made these utterances, when cornered and knew his groupies would go with it, rightly or wrongly.

6.) 01 Dec 2018 21:35:15
Tin Man, being top of the league does not give you integrity. --- not tin man, clown.

7.) 01 Dec 2018 22:09:55
Hate the abuse the Easdales get - they're a major reason why we still exist. Their interest free loans kept us afloat while others like Letham who gets praise got free shares in interest.

They were daft in some of the things they said, but without their interest free loans we'd have completely vanished.

8.) 01 Dec 2018 22:36:51
You sound offended billyb? Did I hit a nerve there? Whether he was cornered or not, what he said about the shareholder link to criminal activity is the truth. You'd prob be best going over to the tim pages with your patter, you'll get more joy there👍.

9.) 02 Dec 2018 00:50:57
Sorry Coldo. What kind of statement is that? If you could have why didn’t you?

10.) 02 Dec 2018 07:44:08
It’s good to draw them out 🎣🤡 makes my day!

11.) 02 Dec 2018 09:18:31
Coldo do u not think a convicted criminal standing in court saying our shareholders are criminals is a wee bit contradictory? This isn't a dig as I enjoy your posts.

12.) 02 Dec 2018 10:43:38
The sleazedales dodgy dealings have been highlighted many times in the media, I thought the greenock gangsters were common knowledge👍. Take your head out your backside BB👍. Yip FB it is contradictory, I know Dk has his flaws. I just can't understand why people seem to stand up for the sleazedales and the other rats. People have short memories, these rats were ashley's yes men that let him fleece our club. As I said Dk has his flaws but we are in a much better place as a club now and we are making progress. if we still had the sleazdales and the other rats in charge we would still be lurking in the championship going nowhere👍.

13.) 02 Dec 2018 10:48:49
You're not serious rfcrb, you must be on their payroll with a daft statement like that😂👍.




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13 May 2018 20:25:10
Probably better, if you stick to what you know, Liam, and it certainly isn't football. Humour neither, so have a go at music.




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05 May 2018 14:47:44
Jim McColl and A. N. Other [ JG. ], with input from dm will supply the funding, and dk will be out.




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Tommy45, just like yourself I have followed our team for many years, 55+, and still recall watching Johnny Hubbard, Don Kitchenbrand and Maxie Murray. Then Millar, Brand and Wilson, before you come on the scene, but the main thing we followed them through the good and the bad.
You are 100% correct about Murray, he ripped us apart and all for self gain. The demise of supporters clubs and the massive push for the sale of season tickets is down to him. Cheers mate and who knows what is round the corner.





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18 Apr 2021 17:12:51
2-0 says it all.




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19 Jul 2020 08:13:48
An excellent start to our season. The momentum will build from this tournament, especially with our performances against strong opposition. Too strong for a lesser Scottish league, so let's hope this is the first step on a great season for us.
It is on the football pitch that we should do the talking, and the start of the conversation sounds good to me.




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30 Apr 2020 23:46:46
John, I have not been posting much, but I am really sorry to hear that you have been unwell. I really do wish you all the best, mate, in your retirement, you deserve it. Just remember when you are not 100 per cent - no surrender. Good health and best wishes, from a fellow senior bluenose.




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27 Apr 2020 21:42:00
Caldow and McGrain, absolute class in their own ways, and both absolute gentlemen. Eric for me, as he was our Captain, although Danny would have been proud to have had that honour. Doiger for me Henderson instead of Scott, but what options. That is what you call class.




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19 Apr 2020 21:51:14
We have been very fortunate with the number 9's we have had, and there is no doubt about the class of Mols, but spare a thought for big DJ and the scoring attributes of Jim Forrest.