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    Maribor - Full Circle

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    Maribor - Full Circle

    The Maribor tie that ended 3-2 has always been something of a reference point in my mind, marking the start of our fall from grace. Craig Whyte was a charlatan and I am very glad he is long gone, but he had taken a gamble on European glory. Had we reached the Champions League group stages or, in the case of the Maribor tie, the Europa League group stages; then the financial outcome of season 2011/12 could have been very different. The chapter of our history that has played out since the 2011/12 season would also have been very different. The mood around our team, around our club, is changing and to face Maribor at this time provides a historical symmetry. I believe these ties provide an elegant bookend to the 'bad years' and will provide a platform for us to challenge again, as the club we should be. Especially if we win.
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    Morelos is much better than Waghorn. Morelos looked like a good player, a bit of speculation and a bad miss (or two) in a big game and he went off the boil. Waghorn £8 million. This guy - https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/talksport.com/football/395935/wolves-agree-deal-manchester-citys-oleksandr-zinchenko/amp/ - £16 million!! If we were looking at him for £500,000 people would be posting 'meh' Richarlson - £50 million!! Transfer market down south has gone bonkers and we have to put our purchases in that context - and be realistic about who we can buy. Waghorn is now out of reach for us! We also have to start valuing our sales in that context as well - Windass, Tav and even Fod are worth a fortune if Championship and EPL teams looking at them.
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    Out?: Josh Windass

    For those looking to bite the hand off anyone offering £3 million, I bet you said the same about £500,000 for Waghorn. Then this happens.... Derby are in talks to sign 28-year-old English striker Martyn Waghorn from fellow Championship side Ipswich for £8m. (Mail) If Waggy is worth £8 million. I would say Windass is worth similar. I would take £5-6 million. The EPL has gone mad, look at the £50million Everton just spent - there are no £3 million players in the EPL.
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    ***The Official Osijek v Rangers Match Thread***

    Or Coasters
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    ***The Official Osijek v Rangers Match Thread***

    McCaig's Return on Shore Street
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    Welcome aboard Ryan Kent

    Name any manager that has won more trophies, as a player or manager or combined, than they have signed players. Total nonsense and shouldn't be reposted.
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    What Impressed You The Most?

    It is but it does require a very high level of fitness to do it for 90 minutes
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    How long have you supported the Rangers?

    Surely this question is the same as asking "how old are you"?
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    OP did you expect to Oban up such a can of worms with that post?
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    Rangers 1 to 11

    1 - Goram 2 - Gary Stevens 3 - David Robertson 4 - Gough 5 - Bomber Brown 6 - B Ferguson 7 - Trevor Steven 8 - Gascoigne 9 - McCoist 10 - Hateley / Durrant 11 - Laudrup
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    Nikola Katic

    Steaua Bucharest paid €400,000 for Dennis Man, now asking €30 Mil from Man Utd 2 years later. This is what FdB was very good at at Ajax, he spent a lot of money but took in far, far more (not promoting FdB but I have looked at the stats previously). It is a model we should follow, and include blending our own youths. Alex Ferguson tended to buy players younger (not quite as speculative as may have to, clearly) and sell them in their prime - Beckham, Ince, Kanchelskis etc. It is about hunger as much as it is sell on value and business model.
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    Nikola Katic

    Exactly the type of market and profile we should be looking at. He may or may not work out but if you buy 4 or 5 of this type of player, then 1 of them will get big money move to EPL
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    SPFL needs the blue pound

    The Scottish Premiership was back among Europe's top-10 revenue-generating leagues following Rangers' return to the top flight in season 2016-17. (The Times, print edition) Measurable proof that they need us! On a side note, are Scotland in the top ten UEFA rankings for EL and CL? We should be if performing to standard.
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    Ovie Ejaria

    I don't think loaning these players, to develop them for Liverpool is a sound strategy bar 1 or 2 of the best, such as Solanke. They don't offer enough in the short term. If however the strategy is to sign them and integrate them with more proven players over a couple of seasons, then they are well worth a gamble (like we have with Middleton from Norwich, who I hope we see this season) . If they make the grade they are Rangers players and we profit on the park and when we sell them on. This would bridge the gap to the more talented younger generations in our youth team.