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15 Jun 2020 17:54:44
Can I have a poll if any thinks tavernier should be captain? Not for me we need a real leader.

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Tavernier as captain poll

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15 Jun 2020 19:09:44
Don’t understand the constant rubbish that is aimed at Tav.

Maybe he would be a better captain if people got off his back.

Take the captaincy off him, don’t let him take corners, don’t let him take free kicks, take the penalties off him, he attacks too much, he never defends.

Honestly give the guy a break.

15 Jun 2020 19:53:37
He admitted that he and the players couldn't handle the pressure baz, not captain material for me!

15 Jun 2020 20:17:36
I agree Baz the bear, we all need to get behind james tavernier and if gerrard keeps him as rangers captain, we should be supporting him whether we think someone else should be captain or not! I've always said this and been proven correct. When tav isn't in our starting 11,we miss his attacking prowess and athleticism massively. We're nowhere near as good on our right hand side when tav isn't playing. Its not lies fellow bears, that's a fact. He's like a lot of full backs nowadays, as he's not the best defensively, but good going forward and is a good footballer. Get behind him guys and stop this constant slagging of our captain. Stop making him the whipping boy all the time. Gerrard knows what it takes to be a captain, as he was a magnificent captain for liverpool and england and he's still sticking with tav as rangers captain! That will do for me!

15 Jun 2020 20:17:37
That's why he shouldn't be captain baz, if your are a professional footballer then you have to expect criticism. If your captain at a massive club like rangers and the team don't perform then that criticism is ten fold. He cannot handle the pressure and expectation, he does not have the balls for the job.
Do u think gough or
Ferguson would have come out saying their scared to play the smaller teams in the match programme? . not in a million years mate, they would rather castrate themselves with a rusty butter knife before saying that in public!

15 Jun 2020 20:22:33
Tav is never captain material it’s a complete joke I have never understood it he is a terrible defender and that’s his main job defend.

15 Jun 2020 20:52:51
Gerrard obviously thinks different and highly of tav and that's what matters guys, as he's the manager.
Gerrard sees everything in training etc and everything about tav as a person that we're not privy to see.
Like i said earlier KJA9, the majority of modern day full backs are all much better going forward than defending, as that's the way football has been going for a while now! Tav's defensive mistakes get magnified because we don't have the centre halfs to cover him, when he's constantly attacking up our right hand side! Teams with better centre halfs can cover their full backs much better and it doesn't get noticed the same.

15 Jun 2020 21:37:06
It scares me if we go into a season trying to stop 9 3/ 4 in a row with a captain who is nowhere near mentally tough enough.

15 Jun 2020 22:17:09
SGL you are right SG does think different but doesn’t make him correct as we all know he has made plenty of mistakes, I am right behind SG on most things but JT as captain is not one and it’s something that he has got badly wrong from the start.
Also CG is never a vice captain either.
Should be Jackie arfield I would have said Davis but getting in a bit and won’t play every game next year.

15 Jun 2020 22:23:53
Geronimo, if tav wasn't mentally tough enough, do you or anyone else for that matter, think steven gerrard wouldn't act on it? Of course gerrard would as he's so very professional, so give the manager his place here guys and trust him and back him and the FULL team!

15 Jun 2020 22:48:39
As long as Tav has got a Gers top on I will back him. No he’s not a captain but he gets blamed for every goal we lose by some of our support. How about getting behind the guy.

15 Jun 2020 23:15:58
For me Jack or Shagger for captain for coming season.

15 Jun 2020 22:56:11
Let our manager decide who the captain should be - that's his job.

Our job is to support.

I'm afraid that if you think that SG is missing something when it comes to the choices he makes on team selection, captain, signings etc, you need to forward your CV and see how far you get.

Every move, player and decision is analysed in great detail before and afterwards by professionals.

No decision is perfect, no decision is made with hindsight and no decision can take into account referee decisions, odd individual errors, slips or fouls.

For me, Tav has been one of our best, most consistent players (must have played more minutes than anyone else in the last 2 seasons) .

He ain't perfect, he will never be a John Greig or even Richard Gough but whilst he is named as captain I will back him - I don't see any other stand out in our current squad.

15 Jun 2020 22:59:27
Correct Baz.
The team should be full of leaders.
Jack, Davis, McGregor, Arfield etc should all have stood up to be counted when the going got tough after the winter break.
Stuart McCall said on the 4Lads podcast that was part of the success of the Rangers team he played in - leaders all over the pitch.

15 Jun 2020 23:32:11
I understand many people don’t like Tav which is fair enough. His comments weren’t the best last season and I get why people were upset.

But some of the abuse he was getting last year was way over the top. For a rangers captain to get that amount of abuse from his own support wasn’t great. I sit in the club deck and the abuse was terrible.

If SG picks him as captain I will back him 100%. As fans we don’t see what happens in training, in the dressing room, etc. He seems to be a popular lad and I can’t recall any of the players having an issue with him. Apart from a few games last year he has played nearly every game since arriving. I also think his stats for assists are very good but as I am not really a stats guy I can’t back this up.

Everyone deserves a bit of criticism but a wee bit over the top for me.

16 Jun 2020 07:54:13
I don't think fans need to see what happen's in the dressing room or on the training ground, what happens on the pitch is what matters and Tav just doesn't have it. He is not a captain or a leader and he needs replaced, not only as captain but in team aswell. 👍.

16 Jun 2020 09:09:21
I have to say I'm not the lad's biggest fan as I think he switches off at vital momemts in games. Invariably, knowing our luck these moments lead to goals. I don't think he is a bad player, but he just needs to stay on his toes at the back. As somebody said I'm not really a stats man, however Tav's goals and assists are extremely good for a full back. Do I think he should be captain? No, but I don't see the point in demoralising him by taking the captaincy from him. To be honest, there should be 11 captains on the park for Rangers. People need to step up to the plate this season.







 

 

 
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