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    An incredible interview with 96 year old Jimmy McKillop from the Rangers News 5th January 1972.
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    Saw this on and posted this in the DoF/Managers thread, but as his move gets closer thought everyone would be interested to read some info about him from someone with a good understanding of the Mexican game. https://rangers-culture.com/2017/03/07/who-is-pedro-caixinha-the-lowdown-on-rangers-new-manager/ Many Rangers fans will be unfamiliar with potential new manager Pedro Caixinha so we had a chat with Mexican Football expert and Liga MX ESPN Correspondent Tom Marshall to get the lowdown on the 46-year-old. Tom covered Pedro during his successful 2 season in Mexico as manager of Santos Laguna. What kind of manager is Pedro Caixinha, what are his philosophies? Studious, meticulous in preparation, hands on in training and ambitious. I’d also say he is pragmatic when it comes to style. He is results-focused. Caixinha’s Santos Laguna side tended to be less concerned with possession – like most teams are in Mexico – and more focused on hitting the opposition in transitions with pace, although I wouldn’t like to say he’d necessarily play that way with Rangers. Caixinha has learned from Carlos Queiroz and Jose Mourinho and follows the tactical periodization methodology of Victor Frade. The style Caixinha would implement will likely depend on the players at his disposal. He’ll be very aware of what the club means after studying in Scotland. When he came to Mexico he read Octavio Paz’s “Labyrinth of Solitude” to help him better understand Mexican culture. Caixinha will know what he is getting himself into if he gets the Rangers job. What are his main strengths/weaknesses? Caixinha is shrewd tactically, prepares his teams very well and is clearly obsessed with achieving big things. He has studied English, picked up Spanish very quickly in Mexico and has sacrificed a lot in his personal life to make it as a manager, despite not being a big-name player. However, he didn’t always have a great relationship at times with Santos fans, other managers in Mexico and some of the press. Basically, Caixinha isn’t afraid to speak his mind and some in Mexico didn’t take kindly to him rocking the boat. He was sent off a couple of times for losing it on the bench after refereeing decisions. Could you summarise his achievements in Mexico? Santos (Laguna) reached the semifinal in three of the five tournaments he was here and they were crowned champions once. That was despite experienced players like Oribe Peralta, Oswaldo Sanchez and Juan Pablo Rodriguez, as well as Colombian Darwin Quintero, all leaving the club in that period. Aside from that, his methodology and level of preparation were very new in Mexico. For example, he never repeated a training session in almost three years at the club. It was almost like Arsene Wenger coming to England and gradually changing the culture, although obviously Caixinha wasn’t in Mexico long enough to have the same impact. Whats his record like in the transfer market? Very good. Santos sold big-name players and brought in Argentines like Agustin Marchesin, Carlos Izquierdoz and Diego “Pulpo” Gonzalez and went on to become champion. He used his connections in Portugal to sign the relatively unknown Cape Verde international Djaniny, who was a key player in the title run. What type of football does he like to play? Honestly, I wouldn’t like to say how his Rangers team will play. As I understand Caixinha’s philosophy, it will largely depend on the players at his disposal. His Santos team had a physically strong core and were rapid on the wings, picking teams off on the counter – Santos won the Clausura 2015 final 1st leg 5-0 – but only had 38 percent possession. Make no mistake though, he’ll have a firm idea of what he wants to implement and won’t be wishy-washy about it. How does he handle the media? Caixinha comes to press conferences prepared and often with a message he wants to get across. In Mexico, he once brought a list of examples of how refereeing decisions had benefited Club America and read them out one by one. I miss having him in Mexico because he got debates going and was a straight-talker. He went against the grain and is clearly intelligent. Rangers fans will enjoy his passion. Comparisons have been made with Mourinho, in what way are they similar? Pragmatist, work ethic, coaching methodology, ambition and high level of confidence in own abilities. How far can he go in the game? If he can tame his fiery temper a touch and not get into as much trouble with the authorities, Caixinha has the background to do very well. There is no doubt he’ll see reeling in Celtic as the central challenge at Rangers. From there, he’ll be keen to make a mark in European competition. With the way Portuguese managers are so in vogue at the moment, it’d be no surprise to see him at Porto, Sporting or Benfica, in the Premier League or in La Liga five years from now. What he lacks at the moment is a proven track record in Europe.
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    I'd rather take a risk on someone who could either be very good or very bad than settle for what would be at best a half step forward in Mcinnes or Wright
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    Why am I picturing Jonathan Watson doing his impression of Gordon Strachan while reading this!??
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    'I'd also say he's pragmatic when it comes to style. He is results focused' Exactly what we need and what Warburton wasn't.
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    This ludicrous line of patter again. Previous scumbags are irrelevant now and the focus is on the CURRENT boards performance. Why is this so difficult for people to understand? Just because previous boards were riddled with crooks doesn't mean this board is immune to criticism. If they don't spend money to back the new manager in summer and we're miles behind Saville FC again in the league they deserve hounded.
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    The clamor that people on here have McInnes honestly makes me unwell.
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    Mcinnes would not be a sensible choice. Half his own fucking support want rid of him.
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    I've read some shite on here, I've posted some shite on here but that OP has got to be up there with the worst ever. The day I stop caring about games against that mob they will be playing abide with me and 6 cunts will be carrying me into a crematorium No surrender.
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    3-0 up at HT Burt has scored 2 and Houston got the other. Playing some nice football. Murty came in about 20 minutes in. Mullholland and Jim Stewart's boy(a think) taking the team. Had a goal chopped off and Rudden hit the bar from about 30 yards. St Johnstone hit the post 30 seconds in but not done much since.
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    ‪ https://rangers-culture.com/2017/03/07/who-is-pedro-caixinha-the-lowdown-on-rangers-new-manager/amp/‬ Many Rangers fans will be unfamiliar with potential new manager Pedro Caixinha so we had a chat with Mexican Football expert and Liga MX ESPN Correspondent Tom Marshall to get the lowdown on the 46-year-old. Tom covered Pedro during his successful 2 season in Mexico as manager of Santos Laguna. What kind of manager is Pedro Caixinha, what are his philosophies? Studious, meticulous in preparation, hands on in training and ambitious. I’d also say he is pragmatic when it comes to style. He is results-focused. Caixinha’s Santos Laguna side tended to be less concerned with possession – like most teams are in Mexico – and more focused on hitting the opposition in transitions with pace, although I wouldn’t like to say he’d necessarily play that way with Rangers. Caixinha has learned from Carlos Queiroz and Jose Mourinho and follows the tactical periodization methodology of Victor Frade. The style Caixinha would implement will likely depend on the players at his disposal. He’ll be very aware of what the club means after studying in Scotland. When he came to Mexico he read Octavio Paz’s “Labyrinth of Solitude” to help him better understand Mexican culture. Caixinha will know what he is getting himself into if he gets the Rangers job. What are his main strengths/weaknesses? Caixinha is shrewd tactically, prepares his teams very well and is clearly obsessed with achieving big things. He has studied English, picked up Spanish very quickly in Mexico and has sacrificed a lot in his personal life to make it as a manager, despite not being a big-name player. However, he didn’t always have a great relationship at times with Santos fans, other managers in Mexico and some of the press. Basically, Caixinha isn’t afraid to speak his mind and some in Mexico didn’t take kindly to him rocking the boat. He was sent off a couple of times for losing it on the bench after refereeing decisions. Could you summarise his achievements in Mexico? Santos (Laguna) reached the semifinal in three of the five tournaments he was here and they were crowned champions once. That was despite experienced players like Oribe Peralta, Oswaldo Sanchez and Juan Pablo Rodriguez, as well as Colombian Darwin Quintero, all leaving the club in that period. Aside from that, his methodology and level of preparation were very new in Mexico. For example, he never repeated a training session in almost three years at the club. It was almost like Arsene Wenger coming to England and gradually changing the culture, although obviously Caixinha wasn’t in Mexico long enough to have the same impact. Whats his record like in the transfer market? Very good. Santos sold big-name players and brought in Argentines like Agustin Marchesin, Carlos Izquierdoz and Diego “Pulpo” Gonzalez and went on to become champion. He used his connections in Portugal to sign the relatively unknown Cape Verde international Djaniny, who was a key player in the title run. What type of football does he like to play? Honestly, I wouldn’t like to say how his Rangers team will play. As I understand Caixinha’s philosophy, it will largely depend on the players at his disposal. His Santos team had a physically strong core and were rapid on the wings, picking teams off on the counter – Santos won the Clausura 2015 final 1st leg 5-0 – but only had 38 percent possession. Make no mistake though, he’ll have a firm idea of what he wants to implement and won’t be wishy-washy about it. How does he handle the media? Caixinha comes to press conferences prepared and often with a message he wants to get across. In Mexico, he once brought a list of examples of how refereeing decisions had benefited Club America and read them out one by one. I miss having him in Mexico because he got debates going and was a straight-talker. He went against the grain and is clearly intelligent. Rangers fans will enjoy his passion. Comparisons have been made with Mourinho, in what way are they similar? Pragmatist, work ethic, coaching methodology, ambition and high level of confidence in own abilities. How far can he go in the game? If he can tame his fiery temper a touch and not get into as much trouble with the authorities, Caixinha has the background to do very well. There is no doubt he’ll see reeling in Celtic as the central challenge at Rangers. From there, he’ll be keen to make a mark in European competition. With the way Portuguese managers are so in vogue at the moment, it’d be no surprise to see him at Porto, Sporting or Benfica, in the Premier League or in La Liga five years from now. What he lacks at the moment is a proven track record in Europe.
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    I'd rather gamble than settle for mediocrity, fuck giving the sheep a million for guy who made them second at a time when Rangers hivs and hearts were buggering about in the lower league. Big fucking wow.
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    "The board must go" aye cause it's that easy people that think boardrooms have revolving doors on them and staff can come and go like managers and players need to fucking wake up
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    Every old firm is important.
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    To be fair to them but, there's no phoney badge kissin !
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    That explains the score and performance then
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    I'd rather him than the other names mentioned, fills me with more confidence than Wright, McInnes or Rowatt. More than willing to give him a chance, just because we don't know much about him doesn't make him shite. If the board are forking out compensation and a decent wage, then he must have something about him.
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    The thing that impresses me is, here is a guy just plodding along in life in the sun with no hassle,and with a reputed £2 mil a year contract and he is prepared to chuck it away to come and give it a go. He will have my support regardless of who I wanted.
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    If the guy (Wilson) doesn't want to come here then fuck him,said it before that we need people who are going to be committed.
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    And before McLeish joined the Famous he had a 39% win ratio combined with Motherwell and Hibs. Means fuck all.
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    Why is so many people saying he is a PLG? Just because he is foreign does not mean he will be exactly like PLG. Walter Smith and Graeme Souness etc were not just the same as McCoist/Warburton because they are British too.
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    Back on topic - Fuck these wean molesting, rat catching, paedophile harbouring, terrorist loving tarrier fuckpigs. Mon the fucking Sons of William.
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    He was one of the classiest players ever to play for us - and very underrated.
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    Out of everyone mentioned I'd have taken Pedro over them all bar FDB. McInnes time at Aberdeen has seen him compete without Rangers for 4 years, Hibs for 3, Dundee Utd imploded and Hearts fucked it. If you can't finish 2nd with the teams that's left then there is a problem. He hasn't done anything spectacular and had 5 chances last season to put serious pressure on them or I think at one point to overtake them in the league and he blew every one of them.
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    Ma old man just text me and said one game Pedro managed ended 0-0 and he made the players come to training on bikes for a week Doubt it's true but funny all the same
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    If we win I'll be over the moon until the next one. If we get gubbed I'll be in the gutter until the next one. No game against that mob is meaningless.
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    It's bizarre that we went from sitting about fourth in the league and getting humped out the league cup by a then first division St Johnstone to being in the UEFA Cup Final in less than 18 months and some people still think we should have given PLG more time
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    Not surprised. Anyone that stalls, hums and haws like he's apparently been doing, isn't up for it.
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    Why? So he can get us put out off of some Kazakhstan mob like he did last year?
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    See, I'd rather shit on my hands and clap than hear that. Please, get in touch with a carer.
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    Every OF game should be important to any bear . There are 2 clubs that dominate Scottish football.It has been this since 1986 .The scumbags made sure we were out the way ,gaining control and power by corrupt means . We should be wanting to fuck these bastards every single day of the week without exception. Every win is a massive experience for everyone concerned . When these fuckers have been going through a good spell over us . It is even more special to "do them " So many examples but I remember the game where "Ugo Eciogu" scored and being there ,the place went ballistic .It was even more mindblowing than a win ,that sometimes we took for granted . It is that special
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    Can't agree, that 5-1 was fucking devastating.
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    He just might be the one to stick up for the club where others have failed.
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    imo that's exactly what mcinnes would be
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    My report on today's game https://rfcyouths.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/comfortble-win-for-20s/
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    Interesting reading back from the start of this up till today. Many start with the FDB type being a must appointment as this has to be the biggest appointment in many years but as time has gone on and we have bounced from name to name here we are with this Pedro character. Now if his name was mentioned at the start with FDB you could imagine the reaction from many. There is a resigning feeling that we just have to get on with it now and accept this is who we will have so support and pray it all works out. This was my biggest fear at the start of all of this, not for one minute was I taken in by the FDB mince loads seemed to think was a goer…this board don’t have it in them to make an appointment or statement like that sadly. So realistically it was McInnes, McLeish and this guy amongst a few others that were always the pickings from the men in charge. Just about as impressive and ambitious as our transfer dealings the past few seasons. We all hope it will work out but unless something mental happens like King coming into millions or investors I doubt much will be changing.
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    "Can you hear the rangers sing" aye geez a minute ya cunts
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    And to think folk say we cant do news management,
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    Woke up this morning thinking it was Wednesday . Still only Tuesday
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    McInnes is a serial failure, aside from 1 league cup he's won nothing despite us Hearts and Hivs being in the lower leagues. Conpletely bottled the chance to push Delia all the way for the title. Edit: I am sure he'd solidify 2nd place, but we need to gamble on more than that.
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    Some of our fans must have memories akin to that of a Goldfish. Do you not remember Craig Whyte, Charles Green, or Mike Ashley? Do you want someone like that to own us again? If this board was hounded out big Mike might come back in as a recent newspaper story suggested. He might end up owning the stadium like he tried to do last time! I believe this current board has the best interests of Rangers in mind. Anyone else would take over Rangers as a mean to exploit the club and we've witnessed this already. It's not the fault of Dave King that Warburton was a shite manager. It seemed like a very sound and progressive appointment at the time. Dave's only had one throw so far never mind the next appointment being his last.
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    Shocking post. If anything I am finding defeats to them even harder to take recently because it shows how far we've fallen.
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    Are cunts just making the worst possible threads they can so they can get on the DR/Sun websites?
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    Or we could all do hand-stands at the same time to show our gratification?