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    Would You Change The League Setup?

    From a Rangers perspective I'm not arsed but if I was in charge of the league I'd be making changes. A 16 or 18 team league would be best. Just now I'd go for 16, each team plays twice (rules out playing celtic, kilmarnock and dunfermline 7 times a season) and one team gets automatically relegated and one goes into a play off. The play off would be a simple 15th v 4th (CH) and 2nd v 3rd rather than second worse Premiership side having an advantage. There would be some more dead rubbers but teams would use these as a chance to try out young players and start blooding fresh talent into the game and much earlier than after split. I genuinely think sides like St. Johnstone, Motherwell and Hibs who just now are to high up the league to get relegated but to low to get into Europe would blood in new youngsters at this point but can't just now because being in the top 6 will give them two big pay days against us and celtic. This might be a discussion for a different day but I'd go full in and move it to a summer league as well.
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    Laughing stock

    It's in the rules as "can only be used in cases involving Rangers"
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    Laughing stock

    Something that is rarely mentioned is that the likes of Hamilton, Kilmarnock and Livingston aren't just gaining an advantage on the park with a plastic pitch but it's also a financial advantage over the likes of St. Mirren, Dundee and Motherwell. If say St. Mirren get relegated below Hamilton they could, in theory, make the argument that Hamilton's pitch gives them an advantage at home as well as having the ability to save some money and bring "better" players. Where's the sporting integrity now?
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    Ross McCrorie

    Genuinely don't think some realise we've got an absolute gem here. Technically he's not outstanding but he doesn't need to be to be affective. He gives the team so much balance. In the league we've won 8, drawn 1 and lost 0 with him starting in the side. In the other 16 matches in the league we've only won 7. We've had more clean sheets with him starting in the league. 5 with and 4 without. In the 14 games in all comps he's started we've only conceded 6 goals.
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    Ross McCrorie

  6. The manager was slow with the subs again. The game (for me) was crying out for someone like Davis to make those passes in behind that Defoe could work with. I also thought Candeias, despite his hard work, was poor and should have been swapped for Middleton and Kent brought over to the right. That would have given Kilmarnock something to think about.
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    What's your team for tomorrow

    Defoe for Morelos and go from there. There is enough quality in that starting to 11 to beat Kilmarnock
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    McGregor banned 2 games

    Aw for fuck sake it just gets worse with each case. Scottish football is an absolute joke. Isn't the point of them not allowing yellows to be appealed or taken further because every team would do it all the time? That's probably too sensible for up here.
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    McGregor banned 2 games

    That's right mate, my bad.
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    McGregor banned 2 games

    Aye, that what's frustrating about it!
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    McGregor banned 2 games

    At least it's two games against sides we should be beating just now. St. Johnstone at home and Hamilton away. McGregor was silly but the fact that there was no punishment for Ferguson and nothing for that Simunovic incident just shows how ridiculous the football authorities are in this country.
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    Mcinnes Tells Rangers Players to Stop Singing

    I clocked that last night he made a dig at us for having bigger resources. He seems to have totally forgotten he had the chance to have those same resources...total shitebag.
  13. I mean I can see where he is coming from in terms of 55. We were never winning the league that year and the money invested reflected that. Probably not a popular opinion but it was how I felt at the time. Where Warburton did go wrong in that second season was having a lack of plan in the market. He came in saying how he wanted a young squad that could develop, win things and sell on for a profit. However, that summer he went totally away from what he set out to do with veteran signings and it set the club back 18-24 months as Pedro just about done as well. Warburton as manager had a duty in monitoring expectation by maybe being honest with us especially after defeats. He talks about "year 3" now but never mentioned it during that 6 months in the SPFL. Never once did he mention the quality had to improve which maybe would have got fans on side rather than "we'll learn from this" over and over again.
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    Lewis Ferguson

    Decent player, he seems to have a little bit of everything in midfield, looks tactically adaptable and a threat in the final third. What I really like about him (not against us mind you) is that he's quite a street smart player. For someone who is 19 he doesn't seem naive at all.
  15. Ross McCrorie has started 9 games in the league this season (all in midfield). Rangers have won 8, drawn 1, scored 22, conceded 5 and we've had 5 clean sheets😉
  16. Along with Morelos for his play up until he was sent off and Ryan Kent I think some praise needs to be put on Ryan Jack. All 3 goals from open play start with him simply doing his job, making himself open and giving the ball to the more creative players Kent and Tavernier in the final third. Almost assisting the assists, not to take anything away from Kent btw! Recently he's started to get involved more in the final third and I think it's because he's not been stuck with the holding job. He, Arfield and McCrorie is a well balanced midfield 3.
  17. First half was really good. It was 50/50 at times but I felt like we could score at any time especially with Kent and Morelos kicking about. First half for me showed how superior a side we have to Aberdeen. Second half was just a bit of a clusterfuck with the two red cards and the penalty. I really think the manager was playing a dangerous game letting us play so deep and it looked like it was going the same way as the game up there at the start of the season or the 3-3 at fir park. The actual change to the 3 centre backs, 2 ball carriers in Jack and Arfield and 2 wing backs looked like it could work and it did with the goal but I felt we could have kept the ball much better considering we weren't actually down a man. Final point on Defoe. That is what he can bring us, when he took that ball there was no doubt where it was going. As much as I love Morelos and what he does for us he does lack that killer edge and in tight games like tonight Defoe just gives us a huge edge.
  18. Thank fuck for that😂
  19. Let's invite a team who are good at crossing and have huge team to cross loads of balls into their huge team😑
  20. We're playing like Aberdeen have an extra man. It could be a long 10+ minutes.
  21. Great first half. We haven't been perfect but I'm certainly not complaining. Morelos and Kent have been fantastic. Delighted that Morelos is making a mug of that overrated Frankenstein McKenna who made an absolute arse of himself for the penalty. As for this offside pish Goldson has his arm stuck out, the rest of his body is line with Aberdeen's last man.
  22. Had to pick myself up off the floor after heard him hit out with that😂
  23. Very happy with that team. I know Katic may feel hard done by but I'm happy to see both McCrorie and Candeias in the side. Both are crucial to us playing well. Very happy in the knowledge that we can bring on Jermain Defoe or Steven Davis if things aren't going well.
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    Wait till the Sun find out he blessed himself going off against Livingston...
  25. Don't want to state the obvious but this is huge. It's quite a simplistic view but the fortunes of us and celtic domestically this season could be put down to games against this mob. There are plenty of games that we have dropped points in but we seem to have really struggled against aberdeen where celtic haven't. We've dropped 5 points against them in the league compared to celtic who have picked up 6/6. Then you take into consideration the league cup were we lost that semi and they beat them in final. Basically we need to turn it around against these jokers and remember we outplayed them with 10 men at their own ground for 80 minutes and that we picked up 10/12 points against them last season. Back to the 4-3-3 for this game for me.