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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.
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    GERRARD, THE NEXT 3 SEASONS - What would you take?

    First priority is to stop 9IAR. Even if that is by helping Kilmarnock win the league.
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    Carlos Pena

    I for one think he is worth a look post-rehab. I certainly wouldn't pay off his contract, and not sure I would just rip it up either. If they are talking about us receiving a 6-figure fee, then maybe.
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    MOH and Alves wanted

    I think we will need to pay him something to go, he is on in excess of £400k a year I believe. Better to pay him a fraction of that and move him on, especially if any fee goes some way to cancelling it out. If we lose net £100-200k, I would take it but add 35% sell on clause.
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    MOH and Alves wanted

    I think Alves has conducted himself with remarkable dignity given that Martin has been selected. I think he is still a good defender in a siege, defending deep, picking a pass to counter. But his legs lack the pace to defend high up the park, in a back four with full backs pushing. Realistically that is how we need to play against 80% of the SPFL. In some ways, MoH is exactly the type that Alves can't contain on the break. As people have said, if he was on lower wages then keep him to give a back 3 option at Parkhead and in Europe but he is an expensive luxury at this point.
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    Pena in rehab

    Not if it is viewed as an illness. No more right to sack him than any injured player. I for one hope he comes through this and we get the player he was 3-4 years ago when he moved for £8 million
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    Connor Goldson (Brighton)

    I think that is accepted, but we didn't conduct our business in public. Nor does anyone know why it has not worked out, who approached who, and what was quoted by those parties.
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    Connor Goldson (Brighton)

    Exactly but the media seem to love this type of story at the minute, and usually tag it with "Rangers are a shambles, Rangers fake flag signing attempts, Rangers rejected again". Yet none of these noises seem to be coming from the club.
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    World Cup vs Europa Qualifying

    Should Portugal reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, Alves will still be there when Europa League Qualifying begins. Assuming he is still on the books, this would have to be a first - and could he play in the Europa game mid-tournament (assuming he hadn't played too much and his legs were up to it) It is not an unrealistic scenario - although bizarrely Portugal reaching semi is more likely than Alves being in our team - but it highlights some of the oddities of the football calendar on our journey back to the top. It is a very different scenario from players being given extended time off after a tournament. I for one hope it happens, just to see the media reaction.
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    Out?: Josh Windass

    Just seen West Ham and Leicester are prepared to pay £15 million for Patrick Roberts. IF true, and it is a big if, we should be asking for at least £7-8 million for Windass. Windass had a far better season than Roberts but I accept that the Man City angle will pump his price up a bit.