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11 Jun 2024 19:55:51
Does emdy think we are losing our Scottish spine? genuine question. It's great signing young guys and prospects from abroad, but who actually knows our league and what it takes. With the likes of Jack away, who's there to show what we are all about as a club nand just what playing for our rangers really means?

Genuinely, I feel we are losing a big part of our identity and really overlooking decent Scottish players. I'm sorry, but to let Lewis ferguson go was just negligence, especially when he wanted to come. He beats all our mids hands down.

I have heard all about how shanks is either too old or doesn't fit our model. What to be honest has failed for a good few seasons. Sorry but honestly, he's better than what we have. Just the truth.

We can't judge Danilo as he's not played enough. So why are we side stepping Scots? ? These guys are good enough.

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11 Jun 2024 21:15:50
Blue dreamer, Ferguson has been able to flourish away from the Glasgow goldfish bowl. Taking chances and making mistakes without the pressure that our fans put on players.

At the time he left Aberdeen he wouldn't have been a starter in our midfield so I personally don't see how he could reach the heights he has at Bologna while sitting on our bench. Every player is a gamble and there's no way Rangers are paying silly money for Shankland either.

11 Jun 2024 21:32:24
Just do not seem over the years to buy British.

11 Jun 2024 21:37:48
I'm with you blue, but we also need players who are good enough to win league titles, signing youngsters from abroad is a risk, but so is signing homegrown talent who may or may not be able to handle the pressure of the jersey, it's a catch 22, I did feel we should have tried to get shankland in January though, and you're spot on re Lewis Ferguson.

11 Jun 2024 21:44:45
I have to agree. Of course we want top talent but our identity is being lost. And there seems to be a lack of encouragement to play Scottish talent within the squad. Looking at the Scotland squad, several members are players that we could have bought and indeed some are players we released.

What's the bet that McRorie replaces Kelly for Scotland when they leave and arrive respectively? How many of our foreign buys have gone on to do well? Those that have, and earned us money, have come through UK ranks.

Patterson, Bassey, Aribo, Kamara. The best of Scottish talent, coached well and given opportunity should be the core of what we do. We don't have to be a team of superstars. Just a little bit better than them across the city.

And whilst we had all those defeats, the gap isn't that big. I don't know who these players are that we are buying. My worry is that if we are buying from established leagues such as Italy, Holland, France, Belgium, we are paying a lot of money for 'average' talent.

Dessers, Danilo, Lammers etc are not expensive from where they came from. But not value for money. It hurts me year after year watching us make the same mistakes, spending money we can't afford and releasing/ selling players for less than we could get.

Ange brought in those Japanese players, lots of them. 3 have been a success. But even those that weren't have been shipped out, usually at a profit. And they have that Scottish/ English speaking core.

They relate to the support and vice versa. I hope that our business is better this season and sets us up not just for this season but starts a model that can reap rewards for years to come.

11 Jun 2024 22:53:30
We are a professional football club what identity are you talking about
It’s not the 1960’s or 70’s we simply do not produce the number of top class players we used to, for every successful footballer in Scotland you care to list that we somehow missed there are ten times as many failures. I grew up watching all the Scottish talent playing for Rangers and Celtic also the English first division was full of great Scottish players but look around where are they all now. We should sign players that are good I don’t care where they come from.

11 Jun 2024 23:31:32
Might be a couple of Scottish boys in yet, being held to ransom (which they have every right to do) does not help.

12 Jun 2024 00:10:03
We should be buying the best spl/ scottish talent along with foreign players whether that's young promising Scots or the cream of other teams players, it's our fans problem if we can't be patient enough to accept bad games/ bad moments not the players themselves-guys like Lewis ferguson, doig, shankland, Nisbet porteous mclean etc aren't world beaters but every one of them couldve done a job for us, that other lots success over the past 10 to 15 years is in no small part down to a Scottish core, some developed themselves ( forrest, mcgregor, tierney) and some bought from smaller scottish clubs ( brown, Armstrong, Griffiths, christie taylor) so we should be snapping up local talent such as Watson from Kilmarnock to keep a Scottish identity.

12 Jun 2024 02:08:47
I might be wrong but has the window technically even opened yet? For all we know 4 Scottish players could come in next month.

12 Jun 2024 05:09:32
Simba it's a genuine question mate n I feel it's why we are failing in our league I agree with you, in it's great too have good players from all over, but season in and out we have been unsuccessful with these guys

And I honestly think its because we lack guys from here, guys brought through the ranks in Scotland who know and can handle our league, boys who grew up here, who speak the lingo? Homegrown, ie calum mgregor, Lewis ferguson, mckenna? N I get we might still sign a few Scots, but I think to be successful here in Scotland we need a good mix of scottish talent With others mate, too help the best of the Europepean or others we sign thrive n settle at rangers I think we need that balance of Scots too win n beat teams here in Scotland as our league is different too any other,

12 Jun 2024 05:22:29
Gal I think so too mate he's been sublime for them, n it's brillant too see Scottish players do well n totally true, different culture, outwith glasgow n Scotland too thrive in, but too win best player in that league ? for a scot it's just amazing too see buddy for all Scottish football.

12 Jun 2024 07:49:38
There's undoubtedly talent within scottish football that we should be doing all we can to hoover up ie. connor barron, david watson, lennon miller etc ? I also hope/ look forward to the emergence of young midfielder we poached from motherwell, bailey rice, who's a very good, young player ?.

12 Jun 2024 07:52:46
We haven’t had a proper Scottish Spine in a long time. Jack barely played the last 2/ 3 year and apart from mcgreggor and sometimes Souttar barely had any Scottish regularls. That’s down to a couple things our under performing academy and the peices of Scottish players are out of our budget half the time as teams don’t want to do business with us. I do think it’s something we lack and should be aiming to get a couple in this summer.

12 Jun 2024 07:56:07
We had Jack, Arfield, McGregor and Davis in our squad / team and only won 1 title and 1 SC.
It's not about the identity - it's having a team full of the best quality we can get. Whether that's Scottish or Foreign I don't honestly care if we are winning titles and cup.

12 jun 2024 09:20:09
while it’s obviously never a nevcessity it’s always good to have a fan identity in your team particularly at a club like rangers, like cooper, durra t maoist ferguson brown etc, not a requirement but always helps.

12 Jun 2024 09:26:34
Bluedreamer, I think the problem is that young players can go and get 100 games experience in spl for Aberdeen, Motherwell, Kilmarnock without the scrutiny whereas our youngsters after being initially backed have the fans on their back pretty quickly.

McCausland has played 42 games with 5 goals and 6 assists this season. Ryan Kent 1st season played 43 games with 6 goals and 9 assists, which is quite similar but loads of fans say McCausland is not good enough yet.

We were on this page every day with "announce Kent" and spent 7 million on him. It's hard to have people learning their trade while we're chasing that other lot.

12 Jun 2024 10:05:41
It’s hard though motherwell want 2-4 million for a 17 year old whom may not be the same player in 3/ 4 years time and we can’t afford to pay that on someone’s who’s not a starter. Every single club in our league will hold us to ransom for their best Scottish talent and it’s something we can’t afford to do. Personally we need to be signing the best Scottish players when they are 14/ 15 ect and not being held to ransom down the line.



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