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Paulp74
1 hour ago, GorgieFifeLife said:

The lack of player movement or news of potential movement both in and out is worrying.  At the moment it is all about selling season tickets and Betfred hospitality and tickets but so far silent on how we intend to sort the shambles on the park.  I thought a statement reviewing the season would have been released by now. 

That's a bit harsh. Most players, managers, agents, directors etc likely to take a few weeks off at this time, however, I'm sure there is work going on behind the scenes and, as has been the case the last few transfer windows, we keep our transfer business private, until they're signed up. 

 

Also, we've so far got rid of sammon and Martin so a good start!

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ToqueJambo
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, GorgieFifeLife said:

The lack of player movement or news of potential movement both in and out is worrying.  At the moment it is all about selling season tickets and Betfred hospitality and tickets but so far silent on how we intend to sort the shambles on the park.  I thought a statement reviewing the season would have been released by now. 

 

We're only targeting 3 or 4 key positions this season so we won't see the constant announcements of the last few seasons. Hopefully a good sign we're taking our time to get the best signings. Also, a lot of people in football are on holiday now. Crazy as this sounds, they have families and lives and things, too.

 

As for outs, there's not going to be an exodus of players this season either. From regular first team players, I'm guessing only Lee and McLean might depart if they get offers.

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Pasquale for King

I think we are back in trading next week, it would be good to get signings in before then. It depends on the circumstances though, this is the small window that most football folk are on holidays.

Levein was extremely busy last summer and it’s likely to have impacted on his health, hopefully he’s had a decent break this year (maybe on Ann’s orders) and is refreshed and raring to go. 

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Jammy T
3 hours ago, rudi must stay said:

If Rangers want him then I think that one's finished I think

 

They can obviously pay more than us. No point trying to compete

 

That's the depressing reality

 

Not really

 

Depressing for their fans that that is their market now.

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Jammy T
3 hours ago, Sir Gio said:

Add Gerrard to the clueless list then

 

Whats his success rate with signings.

 

Map it out please - should be easy as it’s one season.

 

A lot of his signings have contributed **** all.

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Mikey1874
1 hour ago, busby1985 said:

Mark Allen more like. Not saying Gerrard isn’t also clueless however. Kent and Defoe the only two definite Gerrard signings, the other boy on loan from Liverpool as well actual, the rest will be Mark Allen signings or “recommendations”. Scott Arfield signed for Rangers having never spoken to Gerrard. I’d be very shocked if Steven Gerrard wanted Jordan’s Jones, Kamara, Jake Hastie etc when you consider he was trying to bring Solanke and Lalana to Ibrox. My friend claims to know people on the Rangers board and he reckons there are tensions between Allen and Gerrard and he wouldn’t be surprised to see Allen out this summer. I did find it weird to see Allen down on the touch line in the dying minutes of the last old firm game at Ibrox, something the media wouldn’t have missed if it was Levein with Cathro. He took part in the end of season walk round. 

 

Gerrard won't be at Rangers beyond next season. 

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Phil D. Corners
5 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Gerrard won't be at Rangers beyond next season. 

 

Off topic... would be last longer then Lennon? 

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JamboAl
1 hour ago, i wish jj was my dad said:

Nonsense. You are at it 

It's fairly obvious.  Low number of posts.  Same negative drivel.

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busby1985
28 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Gerrard won't be at Rangers beyond next season. 

Agree. Be gone when they get knocked out the league cup or the europa league 

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Mikey1874
24 minutes ago, Phil D. Corners said:

 

Off topic... would be last longer then Lennon? 

 

1 minute ago, busby1985 said:

Agree. Be gone when they get knocked out the league cup or the europa league 

 

It's the typical stepping stone job- 2 years for the ambitious. Happens everywhere, every workplace. 

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Olly Lee's left boot
25 minutes ago, Phil D. Corners said:

 

Off topic... would be last longer then Lennon? 

 

 

Tbh I don't Lennon wouldn't last long at rangers. 

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To Be Frank
56 minutes ago, Jammy T said:

 

Whats his success rate with signings.

 

Map it out please - should be easy as it’s one season.

 

A lot of his signings have contributed **** all.

 

I make it he made twenty signings last season and I’d bet Rangers fans considered less than half of them any good.

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Olly Lee's left boot
Just now, Mikey1874 said:

 

 

It's the typical stepping stone job- 2 years for the ambitious. Happens everywhere, every workplace. 

 

 

Yip, he'll be hoping he can win the league and his stock will soar. 

 

Problem is, finishing 2nd won't help him at all. 

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Jammy T said:

 

Whats his success rate with signings.

 

Map it out please - should be easy as it’s one season.

 

A lot of his signings have contributed **** all.

 

7 minutes ago, To Be Frank said:

 

I make it he made twenty signings last season and I’d bet Rangers fans considered less than half of them any good.

 

 

Too simple imo. 

 

His signings got second and more points than the previous season. 

 

Also beat celtic twice. 

 

It's a team game and they improved and made overall Progress. 

 

Fans imo dissect everything too much. 

 

Every team will have individual successes and failures, especially like us they had an overhaul. 

The team performance is the important factor imo. 

 

The question for them and us is that after the first full season in charge can he build on it. 

 

We seem to have a more settled core, rangers are looking at a complete rebuild again, especially if they sell a couple. 

 

 

 

 

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busby1985
3 minutes ago, Olly Lee's left boot said:

 

 

Yip, he'll be hoping he can win the league and his stock will soar. 

 

Problem is, finishing 2nd won't help him at all. 

The weird thing is his stock is high now. Folk in the English media genuinely believe that his “success” at Rangers made Rodgers jump ship. Same boat as Lampard being talked up for the Chelsea job, English media desperate for “legends” of the game to make top coaches. Gerrard has been a disaster for Rangers as any decent manager would’ve had them ahead of Celtic this season as Celtic have been a shambles in comparison to years gone past. 

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Leveins Battalion

Anyhow any rumours on Hearts?Feck Stevie G

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Jammy T
31 minutes ago, To Be Frank said:

 

I make it he made twenty signings last season and I’d bet Rangers fans considered less than half of them any good.

 

And the good ones were largely favours from Liverpool or his mates.

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Jammy T
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34 minutes ago, Olly Lee's left boot said:

 

 

 

Too simple imo. 

 

His signings got second and more points than the previous season. 

 

Also beat celtic twice. 

 

It's a team game and they improved and made overall Progress. 

 

Fans imo dissect everything too much. 

 

Every team will have individual successes and failures, especially like us they had an overhaul. 

The team performance is the important factor imo. 

 

The question for them and us is that after the first full season in charge can he build on it. 

 

We seem to have a more settled core, rangers are looking at a complete rebuild again, especially if they sell a couple. 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, after years of underachieving Gerrard got them to second - with their overwhelmingly second highest budget.

 

He also got favours from friends in high places - fair dues.

 

They didn’t get to a cup final and their points were not significantly higher than last season when they had a joke Mexican as manager for a bit, the disruption of a change in managers part way through the season, and the “where is he now” Graeme Murty in charge thereafter.

 

So “progress” is all relative.

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Olly Lee's left boot
Just now, Jammy T said:

 

Well, after years of underachieving Gerrard got them to second - with their overwhelmingly second highest budget.

 

He also got favours from friends in high places - fair dues.

 

They didn’t get to a cup final and their points were not significantly higher than last season when they had a joke Mexican as manager for a bit, the disruption of a change in managers part say through the season, and the “where is he now” Graeme Murty in charge thereafter.

 

So “progress” is all relative.

 

 

It's clearly progress, it's not relative. It's progress on the previous season. 

Better in league, more points. 

 

 

Anyway, cba argueing about rangers or defending them. 

All I'm saying is fans will dissect everything and by nature criticise the faults. All fair, but overall rangers have improved from the previous season. 

His signings were part of that Progress so his signing policy, at least in part was a success. 

 

Like everyone else they'll want to move forward again, the problem is so will celtic, Aberdeen, us etc. 

That's what it's all about tho! 

 

 

The funny thing is, the two teams that have went backwards have hardly got a mention. 

 

Aberdeen, dropped two places. 

Hibs dropped one. 

Both got far less points. 

 

Celtic got the treble treble done so they won't be arsed. 

 

Rangers, Hearts, Killie all made progress in some shape or form. 

 

All lag measures, tho. So become irrelevant quickly as circumstances change.  Killie for example, even although imo the best performing last season, won't be looking forward to this season that much at the moment . Aberdeen will be a bit apprehensive as well. 

Hearts, Hibs along with Rangers  will be quietly confident going forward. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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stevie1874
27 minutes ago, Jammy T said:

 

Well, after years of underachieving Gerrard got them to second - with their overwhelmingly second highest budget.

 

He also got favours from friends in high places - fair dues.

 

They didn’t get to a cup final and their points were not significantly higher than last season when they had a joke Mexican as manager for a bit, the disruption of a change in managers part way through the season, and the “where is he now” Graeme Murty in charge thereafter.

 

So “progress” is all relative.

Watching Rangers last season they have clearly improved and now believe they can beat Celtic. If they can keep Kent,  Tavernier & Morelos then add a good centre half they will believe they can stop Celtics run. Celtic on the other hand for the first time in years are under massive pressure with a big rebuild needed. And I’m delighted Lennon is in charge .?

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Debut 4

Rangers aren’t the only ones needing to rebuild. Most clubs in our division are much the same. 

 

They’ll lose top performers, have a smattering of loans who come and go and sign a few permanents.  

 

Good management has probably never been more important. 

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Sir Gio
2 hours ago, Jammy T said:

 

Whats his success rate with signings.

 

Map it out please - should be easy as it’s one season.

 

A lot of his signings have contributed **** all.

:lol:

 

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Icon of Symmetry

Surprised anyone still thinks the managers at Celtic and Rangers have the biggest say about signings. The press have chosen to ignore the multiple examples of ‘board signings’ over the years, even when there’s not even been a manager in place, or in Gordon's case, Deila just plain stating that he hasdn’t really seen much of him. Not so with us though... 

 

“Who picks the TEAM??”

 

:wow:

 

Arseholes.

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Holyrood_Hearts
5 hours ago, GorgieFifeLife said:

The lack of player movement or news of potential movement both in and out is worrying.  At the moment it is all about selling season tickets and Betfred hospitality and tickets but so far silent on how we intend to sort the shambles on the park.  I thought a statement reviewing the season would have been released by now. 

Do we normally do a statement reviewing the season? 

 

Im not worried about player recruitment, There’s no great panic to get players in just yet. 

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Mikey1874
7 minutes ago, Icon of Symmetry said:

Surprised anyone still thinks the managers at Celtic and Rangers have the biggest say about signings. The press have chosen to ignore the multiple examples of ‘board signings’ over the years, even when there’s not even been a manager in place, or in Gordon's case, Deila just plain stating that he hasdn’t really seen much of him. Not so with us though... 

 

“Who picks the TEAM??”

 

:wow:

 

Arseholes.

 

And pretty poor it is not questioned 

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Icon of Symmetry
25 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

And pretty poor it is not questioned 

It’s very poor, but it’s lapped up by ****ing morons everywhere, including the ones in our own support.

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rick witter
1 hour ago, Debut 4 said:

Rangers aren’t the only ones needing to rebuild. Most clubs in our division are much the same. 

 

They’ll lose top performers, have a smattering of loans who come and go and sign a few permanents.  

 

Good management has probably never been more important. 

That’s us screwed then 

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GorgieFifeLife
1 hour ago, Holyrood_Hearts said:

Do we normally do a statement reviewing the season? 

 

Im not worried about player recruitment, There’s no great panic to get players in just yet. 

Yes we do normally review the season. I think the club needs to justify retaining the manager and state what they intend to do to rectify the state of the team on the park. I think we need to move on a number of players, if possible, and bring in the few quality players which has already been stated. The squad is bloated with players who are not good enough and there seems to be a misplaced confidence that this group of players should just sail through the Betfred Group which I find staggering as we have done nothing to justify such confidence.

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Roman1874

Vanecek been told to go 

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Barack
Just now, Roman1874 said:

Vanecek been told to go 

You've just read that on the other thread, haven't you?

:lol:

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Cygnet

Brandon Barker. 

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JohnB
1 minute ago, Roman1874 said:

Vanecek been told to go 

Really, by whom?

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Roman1874
1 minute ago, Barack said:

You've just read that on the other thread, haven't you?

:lol:

There was suppose to be a ‘?’ At the end there ?

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Manny1874
4 minutes ago, Cygnet said:

Brandon Barker. 

 

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dumpson
8 hours ago, Manny1874 said:

 

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:sweeet:

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johnking123

Now we will see what is happening with Souttar. Though nothing may happen till after his holiday. 

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I.T.K
16 minutes ago, johnking123 said:

Now we will see what is happening with Souttar. Though nothing may happen till after his holiday. 

 

And Djoum. 

 

 

 

16 minutes ago, johnking123 said:

 

 

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johnking123
17 minutes ago, I.T.K said:

 

And Djoum. 

 

 

 

 

Not a clue about him.

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I.T.K
15 minutes ago, johnking123 said:

Not a clue about him.

 

I assume he playing in the African Cup and trying to win a big money deal. 

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hmfc_liam06

I'd take Barker. Lightening pace, him and Mulraney would be superb down the wings.

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Nookie Bear

I've performed extensive scouting on Barker and have concluded he is absolutely pish.

 

File alongside that other winger they had (O'Brien?) who was lightning and apparently going to tear us a new one.

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Mdoug79
1 hour ago, MattyK82 said:

 

Fingers crossed he’s a clever lad and wants to improve his chances of rea hing a higher level because if he does a few seasons at Hearts is where he should choose, or go to Sunderland and disappear into mediocrity ??

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MattyK82
21 minutes ago, Mdoug79 said:

 

Fingers crossed he’s a clever lad and wants to improve his chances of rea hing a higher level because if he does a few seasons at Hearts is where he should choose, or go to Sunderland and disappear into mediocrity ??

Agree. Depends if the £ signs are too tempting for him at Sunderland! 

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mc2607

Shankland would be an absolute dream right now. Even if he came to us and scored half the goals he did for Ayr, I'd be delighted. 

 

I keep seeing Giuseppi Rossi and Stephen Ireland on the free agents list on Transfermrkt and can't help but think that surely they'd be worth a phone call?? Rossi has for some big clubs in the past and might be a bit unrealistic but his market value has dropped massively and he has been released by Genoa after failing a drugs test. Don't think his wage demands would be that high on that basis. Ireland has made his money so like Naismith might take a lower offer towards the end of his career, but if Djoum is departing then that must free up a decent amount of money as I think he's one of our higher paid players at the moment.

 

If we signed all three I would about wet myself. 

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Absolute Scenes
20 minutes ago, mc2607 said:

Shankland would be an absolute dream right now. Even if he came to us and scored half the goals he did for Ayr, I'd be delighted. 

 

I keep seeing Giuseppi Rossi and Stephen Ireland on the free agents list on Transfermrkt and can't help but think that surely they'd be worth a phone call?? Rossi has for some big clubs in the past and might be a bit unrealistic but his market value has dropped massively and he has been released by Genoa after failing a drugs test. Don't think his wage demands would be that high on that basis. Ireland has made his money so like Naismith might take a lower offer towards the end of his career, but if Djoum is departing then that must free up a decent amount of money as I think he's one of our higher paid players at the moment.

 

If we signed all three I would about wet myself. 

 

Is that Igor's brother?

I mentioned Ireland but was shot down as he's apparently a crock!

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mc2607
2 minutes ago, Absolute Scenes said:

 

Is that Igor's brother?

I mentioned Ireland but was shot down as he's apparently a crock!

 

Ahhh true, I forgot about Ireland's leg break. Maybe not worth it then lol, although if he is capable of playing and is anywhere near as decent as he used to be, he'd do a job for us.

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Famous 1874
16 hours ago, Manny1874 said:

 

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Some tackle 

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