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  1. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    I agree, would play Holt and Goss as the double Pivot with Docherty slightly further forward but able to drop back and bolster the midfield.
  2. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    We need to play with an extra midfielder today or we’re gonna get dominated in midfield. Is mulumbu fit?
  3. Lee Wallace Interview

    Waldo Will Give His All Nick ThomsonFriday, 16 March 2018, 11:30 LEE WALLACE has pledged to “dedicate his life” to getting back to optimum condition so he can return to the Rangers’ first-team fold sooner rather than later. The Ibrox captain has been missing since September, but has stepped up his recovery in recent weeks with a return to full-training and an appearance in a bounce game and an under-20s match. He knows there is still a bit to go for him to be ready to play for the top team, but he is excited by the prospect of a return given how the team have been playing of late. Speaking to RangersTV, he said: “There is a lot of hard work there for me before I can make a squad and then try and make it into a starting team. “It has been good watching on in the respect of how we are attacking and how we can counter-attack. I think that has probably been the strongest aspect of our game since I’ve been watching on. We are very, very fast on the counter-attack and have quick players that can hurt people in key areas, and that has been proven with the goalscoring in the team, and the number of assists certain players have got. “The two full-backs have done a great job in their own way, although they are obviously different in how they operate. “I’m different in how I operate, just as Lee Hodson is too. So there is a good array of attributes there to be used in that position if and when needed. So I understand there is a tough process there for me, but I will dedicate my life to making sure I can get back in the best possible condition to try and help the team.” For as much has he has been impressed with what he has seen on the park, however, Wallace admits simply watching from the stand as opposed to being out with his teammates has been a real challenge for him. CLICK TO WATCH MORE FROM WALLACE ON RANGERSTV HERE He continued: “It’s been extremely difficult whether you are up in the stand or you are watching on TV – you want to be part of things, you want to try and affect things and you want to try and be in and around the dressing room to help your teammates however you can. “So that has been tough but at the same time you recognise there is learning involved. It’s not just a case of switching off to the games – you are trying to speak with the players and speak with the manager, and look at how you can improve. “We say after many games there are always improvements to be made, and it’s good we can have those aftermath, post-match chats to try and help that process. “So for as much as you are not involved, you still want to take a keen interest on what is going on out on the pitch.” Away from Rangers, Wallace has been delighted to see three of his teammates – Russell Martin, Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings handed call-ups to the Scotland squad. And Wallace, capped nine times for his country, knows it’s a stage Gers players need to be impacting on. He added: “You don’t need me to tell you that’s where Rangers players need to be. I think we have had a knock in the last few years where there is maybe only one or two, but I think we obviously need to try and push forward. “I think for as long as the guys are doing well here and the international manager recognises that, it gives them the opportunity and these guys can go on and represent the club as best they can both in their daily habits in and around the hotel, but also on the training pitch. “If they get game time, then great, and hopefully they can stay in there. It’s a big congratulations to them as it’s a big positive both for them as individuals and for us as a team.”
  4. Yellow Teeth has a real problem

    Shouldn’t be in Bears Den
  5. Rangers require a better and more experienced manager than Murty March 14, 2018 By Charlie Phillips | Guest Contributor The opinion piece on this website todayregarding Graeme Murty’s position next season raised some interesting points. Whilst I agreed with a lot of the points being made I wholeheartedly disagree with the premise. Under no circumstances can Murty be our manager when we start our European campaign. Let me start by clarifying that Murty has performed his two terms as our caretaker manager admirably. He has taken the job during extremely challenging conditions and has done so with great dignity and professionalism. He has led the side to some good results including the two wins against Aberdeen, a win at Easter Road and the two draws at Parkhead. Likewise, he and Mark Allen made some sensible moves in the January transfer window which was certainly above my expectations and since the winter shut down has led us to nine wins from 11 games. A level of consistency we have not seen since our return to the top flight. However, offsetting this is that in that run of fixtures we have lost to both Hibs and celtic at Ibrox, the latter securing victory with ten men. Murty during his two spells has also lost to Dundee (twice), Inverness, St Johnstone, Hamilton and Kilmarnock although I do concede the pitiful squads he had during these times. The fact remains however that Murty is an Under 20s coach with no first team managerial experience. I happen to believe he will go on to become a good manager, perhaps even at Rangers but now is not the time. We are currently at a position where celtic are about to clinch seven titles in a row, had a free run at Champions League money and have a very experienced manager whose salary is greater than most Scottish clubs' turnover. To challenge them, and ultimately win the title, a number of things need to change at Ibrox, one of which being the manager. I do not believe for a second that there is not a better candidate out there, or someone that isn't better than Derek McInnes. That is not a slight on Murty, it’s just the reality of the situation. We need an upgrade. This season we’ve had big wages wasted on guys like Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera, Bruno Alves and Niko Kranjcar to name a few. There are further players, such as Michael O’Halloran and Lee Hodson who can’t get near the first team. Those wages would be much better served towards a higher calibre of manager. Somebody that, when the opposition goes down to ten men, doesn’t dither and makes a change that leads the team to victory. I see some chatter online about the semi-final determining whether or not Murty gets the job. That kind of short-term thinking has seen Rangers go from crisis to crisis. What happens if he wins the semi-final then loses the final, or then finishes third in the league? It’s an insane approach. This board have managed to get a lot right in their time at the helm. They must not get a third managerial appointment wrong.
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43431205?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter The second part of his Press Conference is even better
  7. Reminds me of that rant Benitez went on a while back about "Facts"
  8. Morelos

    That can get to fuck.
  9. new manager anyone

    His AC Milan team is yet to be beaten this year domestically, doubt he would leave to come here.
  10. Josh Windass - SPFL Player of the Month

    Goals against Hibs, Aberdeen and the Taigs not good enough?
  11. Morelos

    How do you figure that one out?
  12. Rangers should look no further than Graeme Murty March 14, 2018 By Garry Carmody | Guest Contributor The furore following a Rangers-celtic game is usually as fierce as the game itself. The raw emotion following a defeat is tangible and intensified by social media - anyone who hasn't said something post-Old Firm that they regret by the next weekend hasn't lived this game. This has been evident following Sunday's game. As ever, endless comment has been made from the Rangers support on the manner of the defeat, the personnel and the tactics. However, one thing I'm struggling to deal with is the opinion that Graeme Murty is no longer fit to take Rangers into the 2018-19 season. I don't think it's difficult to argue that Sunday's game was winnable. Rangers went into the game with the momentum and scored after three minutes, but ended up losing 3-2 with a man advantage. Whatever way you want to look at it, that's difficult to take. 43,000 fans left Ibrox on Sunday fully aware that a very good chance had been blown. The tactical battle was lost by Rangers following the sending off, and this has been summed up well by a number of writers, however, in my mind a number of variables outwith Murty's control conspired against him on Sunday: - Losing the regular centre back pairing, one in the run-up to the game and one ten minutes in, and being forced to play Fabio Cardoso who Murty evidently has no faith in. - Having the exact players required to protect a lead - Ryan Jack and Ross McCrorie - missing through injury. - An Alfredo Morelos miss that no manager can take responsibility for. That makes the game 3-3 under just about any other circumstances. - A lack of options on the bench to shake up the team going forward. Jason Cummings remains the only viable card the manager has to play off the bench in order to change the game, and it isn’t quite enough. Murty's game management was lacking at the key moment on Sunday while Brendan Rodgers' was evident. He'll have left the game with a tough lesson to learn, but let's not get too down on ourselves or our manager. In the run-up to the game, Rangers fans had a belief that we haven't had in years. That belief has been instilled into the players by Murty and this has channelled through to the fans. A fine run of results and free-flowing goals has had the support believing a sense of normality has been restored. The consensus from Sunday is that was a "proper" derby - there was a different form of dejection from the home fans and a sense of relief in the jubilation in the away end. The reason for this can only be credited to Murty. He has taken the remnants of Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha's sides, added his own element, and created an actual team. The only area you could argue Rangers lack depth is down both wings, and that can be addressed in the summer. At some point, Rangers require continuity. If it's not Murty who takes the job this summer, it has to be someone who buys into and understands the roots Mark Allen began to put down in the winter. Rangers cannot afford to have a third consecutive summer of signing ten or more players to suit a new style of manager. And what manager fits that mould? And what happens if the next manager is tactically out-boxed by Rodgers in the first game of next season? And then the next one? From the minute he was first brought in as a very raw caretaker manager, Murty has shown signs of improvement. His development has went hand-in-hand with an improving Rangers team. Since Murty was appointed, Declan John looks like an all-round improved player. Josh Windass has grown into the team and cannot stop scoring. David Bates is developing into a fine young centre back. James Tavernier has taken on the captain's armband and continues to grow into the role. It is also impossible to overlook that every player signed in January is having an impact on the team. That's not a positive you can suggest about any transfer window in recent memory. This is a young, hungry Rangers team that Graeme Murty deserves to mould during a summer transfer window. His management style is rough around the edges, but no managerial appointment in the summer will be perfect. The simple reality is that we do not have the funds to attract a manager that we can guarantee will hit the ground running and match a celtic team that still has over double the budget. At one point we need to be pragmatic and give a manager a proper run at this, and – barring a collapse of epic proportions between now and May – I do not believe we have had a better chance to do that than now. Murty lost out at the weekend, but let’s not forget this is a manager who managed a point in both his first two games against celtic, and arguably deserved to win one of them. If Murty is “learning on the job”, he’s doing so quickly and is showing signs that he will continue to do so. This is an ongoing project and Murty has taken us down the first step on the road. Let's have a bit of faith that he is capable of pushing us to the next step.
  13. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    Martin back for tomorrow, back 3 of Wallace Martin Hodson
  14. Barry Ferguson - Brenda got lucky.

    Never said it was one thing said Murty fucked it at that point, Morelos fucked it with his miss also, Goss fucked it multiple times.
  15. Bates

  16. Barry Ferguson - Brenda got lucky.

    Aye we can’t slag Murty off it’s Jimmy Nichols fault
  17. Barry Ferguson - Brenda got lucky.

    Well if Murty didnt know what to do then that’s an even bigger problem don’t you think?
  18. Barry Ferguson - Brenda got lucky.

    Never claimed to be, I think Murty knew the changes he should have made but shat it when it came to making a big decision again.
  19. Barry Ferguson - Brenda got lucky.

    Murty shat it
  20. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    I support Rangers, not Graeme Murty, Mark warburton, Ally Mccoist or that other cunt. If they’re not doing a good enough job they shouldn’t be here. That’s not my fault as you say, Offence is taken not given.