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  1. Ordered mine from thegersstore last week, arrived 3 days later. I think to begin with they couldn't deal with demand, poor you're still waiting though.
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    Aye true mate, good link though and can always mute the bastards
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    **the official taigs v Rangers match thread**

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    *** The Official Rangers V Peterhead Match Thread ***

    Still building to an instinctive understanding but seriously an absolute pleasure to watch. Unbelievable the transformation that Warburton and Weir have achieved even so far, and more to come!
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    Our New Captain Is....possibly John Eustace

    I think the point is that (if Eustace is given captaincy) he's wiping the slate for everyone and starting fresh. Gives it to an experienced pro who seems to have garnered respect in the game, whilst at the same time it says to the rest of the players: He's here for a year, if you want it then earn it.
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    Our New Captain Is....possibly John Eustace

    He knows. Code Blue: We have a turd in the punchbowl.
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    Our New Captain Is....possibly John Eustace

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=57dh3mydkrY Not much in the way of gameplay here but likes celebrating with the support.
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    Our New Captain Is....possibly John Eustace

    Age and double knee surgery raises a bit of an eyebrow but I back Warburton and let's face it, things can only get better from last season. For those concerned, the guy is free and I'm sure will be on a short contract with relatively low wages given his age. Not a massive gamble imo. By all accounts he is a good leader and allows teams to push forward whilst providing cover. Genuinely can't wait to see what Warburton's Rangers team can do and if he thinks this is a player who can help us then I'm all for it. If it ends up that we don't sign him then it's a non-issue. If we do then I'm sure everyone will quickly get eusta it.
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    *** New Manager Discussion ***

    Warburton has said in interviews that he does not want to be a DoF again, would rather be a manager.
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    Mark Warburton, Next Manager Odds

    Mark Warburton can break mould to become a great Rangers manager, says Martin Allen Mark Warburton is a candidate to take over at struggling RangersFormer Brentford boss almost took his side to back-to-back promotionsMartin Allen believes his successor would be ideal fit for the Ibrox club By Mark Wilson For The Scottish Daily Mail Published: 23:20, 3 June 2015 | Updated: 23:20, 3 June 2015 View comments Of all the names linked to the Rangers managerial post, there is a strong case for Mark Warburton being the most fascinating. His back-story is so far removed from the normal inhabitant of a technical area as to immediately demand attention. So, too, are the results he has achieved since stepping into frontline management 18 months ago, at the age of 51. Warburton’s past as a City trader is often flagged up. As is his belief that skills learnt within that ultra-competitive arena can transfer into football. +8Former Brentford boss Mark Warburton is a candidate to take over at beleaguered Rangers +8The fallen giants are destined for another season in the Scottish Championships after losing their play-off +8Mark Allen believes his Brentford successor could be just what the Ibrox club needs Yet this isn’t a story of a Wolf of Wall Street attempting to devour his favourite sport. Warburton isn’t brash. A relentless desire for knowledge and the intelligent deployment of new ideas have been his hallmarks. Taking a 90-per-cent pay cut to leave the financial sector and become an aspiring youth coach might normally be seen as a sign of a full-blown mid-life crisis. But Warburton insists a clear vision was always within his mind when he took that step more than a decade ago. It began to be realised at Brentford where, with assistance from David Weir, he came close to lifting the unfashionable London club from League One to the Premier League via back-to-back promotions. Despite that surge of success, a disagreement with the owner over the extent statistics would be used to gauge signings prompted his departure. Ibrox could now be his next destination, with informal discussions having already taken place. Dave King and his boardroom allies continue to consider a number of alternatives, including Stuart McCall, Ian Cathro and Derek McInnes. But there are those who insist Warburton is tailor-made for leading what is a vast rebuilding job. One of his predecessors at Brentford is chief among them. Former QPR and West Ham United midfielder Martin Allen was immensely impressed by Warburton’s work at his old club and feels he brings exactly the talents Rangers need in 2015. +8Warburton almost took lowly Brentford to back-to-back promotions to the Premier League +8Warburton left the Championship side after failing to agree on how they would sign new players There is no glamorous CV from his days on the pitch, having been a non-league journeyman with Enfield and others. Allen, though, has no doubt Warburton ‘will join the list of top managers who never played the game at a high level’. ‘People who think you can be a great manager because you have played 50 times for Scotland or England are living in a cave,’ Allen told Sportsmail. ‘It’s a caveman mentality where they don’t want to look outside and embrace further education and learning. ‘Football is a totally different game now. Andre Villas-Boas was never a player, Rafa Benitez was rubbish, Arsene Wenger was pretty bang-average. Did Jose Mourinho really kick a ball much? ‘Okay, there are few that still buck the trend but on the whole it is different breed of football manager coming through now and being successful. Mark is one of them. ‘His knowledge and experience would ideal to help Rangers. Let’s be brutally honest, he is breaking the mould. He is not Ally McCoist, he is not Stuart McCall, he is not Graeme Souness. He is a football manager, who has worked across the board, within youth development, coaching and recruitment. ‘Mark was the man behind the NextGen series (a youth Champions League concept that ran between 2011 and 2013) and has dealt with top European clubs at that level. ‘His network of contacts is so extensive that it could only be good for a club like Rangers. In fact, it would be sensational. ‘I think it would do Rangers good to take someone from outside the box, outside of the “I played hundreds of games for Rangers and love thumping my badge”. ‘Mark is not like that. He will do a studious, intelligent and steady job. Of course, Davie Weir knows everything about Scottish football so it’s a very good combination. ‘I think it would be a real coup. Some Rangers supporters might be sceptical and they have that right. But I think they would also be pleased they have a leader who can take them on from what was a shocking day against Motherwell and back to where they belong.’ +8Rangers striker Kenny Miller reacts after missing a chance in the play-off defeat by Motherwell +8The Premiership play-off match ended in disgraceful scenes with players involved in a mass brawl The task would bring stress, but then Warburton is used to that. By his own recollection of his time as a City trader, he had an ‘individual turnover between £1.5 and £2billion. Every day.’ He would train three nights a week to play semi-pro football. Come his 40th birthday, he had amassed enough cash of his own to pursue that passion in a new direction. While working through FA coaching courses, he self-funded trips to study best practice at Barcelona, Ajax, Sporting Lisbon and Valencia. He admits friends and family thought him ‘insane’ when he exited the world of high finance to become a youth coach at Watford. But he progressed to become academy manager, spending four years in the role before joining Brentford as a first-team coach. A switch to become the club’s first-ever sporting director saw him conduct a behind-the-scenes overhaul. Then came the chance of first-team management as Uwe Rosler’s replacement in December 2013. Pretty much his first act was to bring Weir in beside him. They steered Brentford into the Championship and looked as though they might just take the great leap into the money-laden English top-flight. However, in February, news broke that Warburton and Weir would be leaving at the end of the season, regardless of whether or not they went up. Brentford owner Matthew Benham has made a fortune from statistical analysis and mathematical modelling and wanted more recruitment decisions based on the numbers, similar to the Moneyball strategy in baseball. +8Warburton is a 'great coach and a great man-manager', according to Allen Warburton felt that overlooked the importance of personality and his ability to mould a team on a more human level. It proved an irreconcilable difference, although both sides have remained respectful of each other. Brentford still made the play-offs despite that fracture, losing to Middlesbrough. ‘As managers, we all consider statistical elements when making signings,’ said Allen, now in charge of Barnet. ‘But I think Mark also wanted the view that he has an eye for a player, that he knows what certain individuals can bring. ‘It shows Mark has a strong mind and is someone prepared to stick to their values. To me, that is a credit - and you want to see the football they played at Brentford. They got it down and played from the goalkeeper, keeping possession and interchanging positions, making it very difficult for the opposition. ‘I’m sure the Rangers fans would absolutely love that. In short, Mark is a great coach and a great man-manager. Nowadays, with egos and agents, that is the key to success at all levels.’
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    ***** The Official Motherwell V Rangers Thread*****

    Are you fucking kidding? The prat completely disregarded the fact that he started the incident and you back him? Unbelievable
  13. No they won't but our problem is we don't have any strikers. Midfield are nowhere near aggressive enough either, always hear "why can't we play like the last 10-20 mins from the start" Need a fucking rocket up their arses