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Stevie is pure dead brilliant, he won loads of stuff, and if he's no here, nae Rangers.

FACT,  it's in capitals so it's TRUE.

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On 05/03/2020 at 09:09, DBBTB said:

We are coming to the end of an experiment with an inexperienced U-18 coach that didn’t work out and you think the answer is to appoint somebody else on the basis of a 4 game, 3 week caretaker spell?  :lol:

 

Aye but he hates the SFA so what could possibly go wrong 

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4 hours ago, slimjim1690 said:

Man this last couple of weeks has been a real rollercoaster of a ride, I just cannot make up my mind either way re Gerrard, do we get rid or give him another chance?, the devil on my right shoulder is saying get him to fuck, the angel on my right is saying give him another season, I honestly don't know, so let's look at the pros and cons as I see them.

Pros 

1  His name alone will attract players who might not necessarily be attracted to coming here  

2 It cannot be denied that he had this team playing some fantastic stuff this season [after a stuttering start] so there is a base there to work with.

3 After one and a half seasons he surely now knows what type of player is required to challenge in the SPFL and who he can trust in the currant squad.

cons

1  He seems to be incapable of getting his players back to the standards to were they were capable of pre January

 2  He is stubborn to a fault, Is he capable of changing the playing formation when needed?

3. He's very inconsistent when criticizing certain players and constantly playing favourites when they are consistently out of form, that I'll put down to being a rookie manager but he has to learn when to criticize and when to play it smarter

4 This is a big one for me, if he stays then he has to stop prattling on about fuckin' Liverpool, [IMO the board should have put a stop to this from day one] how on earth can the players be expected to show loyalty to the club when they know if the boss was offered a top position at them he would be off like a shot, I want my manager of The Rangers to bleed blue not red.

After all that I'm inclined to give him one more kick at the can but not mainly because of the pro's that I listed, I'm just not sure if I want the club to start all over again from scratch I just believe that at some stage we have to stick with one manager and give him the chance to see if he has the ability to correct any mistakes of the past, we know what this team is capable of when on form, I just believe that 3-4 of the correct signings could make the difference.

 

  

Regarding point 4 cons, whilst I completely understand your point, in fairness he has never to my knowledge just started prattling on about Liverpool but is ridiculously asked about them by our absolutely inept media during press conferences. As much as it would be great to have a fantastic manager who grew up like you and I did with blue blood and Rangers and only Rangers in our hearts, realistically that’s a tough ask, of course if he was successful and the chance to go there arose he’d be off, just as Souness was, and so would 99% of managers if the chance to go to a better league with almost unlimited resources was presented to them. It’s just reality to where we are on the football spectrum 

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Just now, 1690tamRFC said:

Regarding point 4 cons, whilst I completely understand your point, in fairness he has never to my knowledge just started prattling on about Liverpool but is ridiculously asked about them by our absolutely inept media during press conferences. As much as it would be great to have a fantastic manager who grew up like you and I did with blue blood and Rangers and only Rangers in our hearts, realistically that’s a tough ask, of course if he was successful and the chance to go there arose he’d be off, just as Souness was, and so would 99% of managers if the chance to go to a better league with almost unlimited resources was presented to them. It’s just reality to where we are on the football spectrum 

I know all that mate, but IMO he should be saying I’m here to comment on Rangers not Liverpool, everyone knows my feelings on Liverpool but I’m the manager of Rangers now. and that would have ended it but it really sticks in my craw when his eyes light up and is happy to comment on them.

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2 minutes ago, slimjim1690 said:

I know all that mate, but IMO he should be saying I’m here to comment on Rangers not Liverpool, everyone knows my feelings on Liverpool but I’m the manager of Rangers now. and that would have ended it but it really sticks in my craw when his eyes light up and is happy to comment on them.

Yeah I get that mate, I do agree but it’s always brought up by idiots in the press was my point. 

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/Rangers-should-no-doubt-steven-21653673

OPINION

Rangers should be in no doubt that Steven Gerrard is still the right man to take them forward

The Liverpool legend came under pressure following his side's humiliating Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat to Hearts earlier this month.

By

Robbie Fowler

09:01, 8 MAR 2020

Nothing should surprise me in football any more, but my mate Steven Gerrard supposedly under pressure at Rangers? C’mon!

Social media has much to answer for when it comes to some of the nonsense that is being spouted these days.

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I see lots of people who are clever and understand the game, but also a helluva lot of people who simply don’t have a clue.

Even from a distance, I can sniff out the rubbish. Like the suggestion he’s lost the players. Absolute rubbish. Honestly, I don’t have to speak to him to know that’s wrong, hopelessly wrong.

I watched how Rangers played against Braga in the last round of the Europa League and I could see a team that has got every ounce of belief in what the ­boss is doing. They have clearly bought into what he wants.

They have reached the last 16 for the first time since 2011 – and gone further than celtic, who played weaker opposition – ­because Steven has got them playing the right way and sticking together.

I’m not defending him because we were team-mates. I’m arguing that there is no perspective any more.

OK, he’s spent a bit of money, but, even if they have had a dip in the league of late, this is a far more competitive Rangers team than they’ve had for so many years.

The performances in Europe have been outstanding – and maybe they are paying the penalty for that a little in the league. I also think they have not been done any favours by the winter break.

Honestly, I know Steven will be hurting by that loss at home to Hamilton and the cup defeat by Hearts. He’s a passionate lad, he wears his heart on sleeve all the time and you know what you get with him.

Any players not delivering, he’ll come out and say it. And I’ll back him 100 per cent in that.

I’m sure he will get it right, but managers have certain periods when they’re under pressure and it’s not going the right way.

Sometimes you have to grit your teeth and get through.

Those are the times you need to support the manager, back what he’s doing and believe in what he can achieve.

Every successful manager has needed that support at some time. And, again, it’s about ­perspective. I know that from my own experience. My team in Brisbane has been constantly criticised for being a team that “only defends”, but we have had more passes in the opposition half than any other team in the league!

Certain people have agendas and they will never waste an ­opportunity to stick the knife in.

In Scotland, I know there are plenty of agendas – and Steven knows that, too. There are a lot of people who want to see a name like him fail.

If Stevie wins two more games, then he’ll have more points and be in a better position than the Rangers team in the two seasons before he arrived at the club.

So there’s progress.

They have a glamorous tie in Europe, too, against Bayer Leverkusen. So he’s doing something right. And you can’t question the ­commitment and desire. I speak to Steven from time to time about ­management, about football, about our lives after hanging up the boots.

And I know for a fact we are the same – we both want to get to the top in our new
careers. And I have no doubt he will do that, eventually.

Rangers fans should have no doubt, either.

 

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2 hours ago, STEVEH said:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/Rangers-should-no-doubt-steven-21653673

OPINION

Rangers should be in no doubt that Steven Gerrard is still the right man to take them forward

The Liverpool legend came under pressure following his side's humiliating Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat to Hearts earlier this month.

By

Robbie Fowler

09:01, 8 MAR 2020

Nothing should surprise me in football any more, but my mate Steven Gerrard supposedly under pressure at Rangers? C’mon!

Social media has much to answer for when it comes to some of the nonsense that is being spouted these days.

Ads by Teads

I see lots of people who are clever and understand the game, but also a helluva lot of people who simply don’t have a clue.

Even from a distance, I can sniff out the rubbish. Like the suggestion he’s lost the players. Absolute rubbish. Honestly, I don’t have to speak to him to know that’s wrong, hopelessly wrong.

I watched how Rangers played against Braga in the last round of the Europa League and I could see a team that has got every ounce of belief in what the ­boss is doing. They have clearly bought into what he wants.

They have reached the last 16 for the first time since 2011 – and gone further than celtic, who played weaker opposition – ­because Steven has got them playing the right way and sticking together.

I’m not defending him because we were team-mates. I’m arguing that there is no perspective any more.

OK, he’s spent a bit of money, but, even if they have had a dip in the league of late, this is a far more competitive Rangers team than they’ve had for so many years.

The performances in Europe have been outstanding – and maybe they are paying the penalty for that a little in the league. I also think they have not been done any favours by the winter break.

Honestly, I know Steven will be hurting by that loss at home to Hamilton and the cup defeat by Hearts. He’s a passionate lad, he wears his heart on sleeve all the time and you know what you get with him.

Any players not delivering, he’ll come out and say it. And I’ll back him 100 per cent in that.

I’m sure he will get it right, but managers have certain periods when they’re under pressure and it’s not going the right way.

Sometimes you have to grit your teeth and get through.

Those are the times you need to support the manager, back what he’s doing and believe in what he can achieve.

Every successful manager has needed that support at some time. And, again, it’s about ­perspective. I know that from my own experience. My team in Brisbane has been constantly criticised for being a team that “only defends”, but we have had more passes in the opposition half than any other team in the league!

Certain people have agendas and they will never waste an ­opportunity to stick the knife in.

In Scotland, I know there are plenty of agendas – and Steven knows that, too. There are a lot of people who want to see a name like him fail.

If Stevie wins two more games, then he’ll have more points and be in a better position than the Rangers team in the two seasons before he arrived at the club.

So there’s progress.

They have a glamorous tie in Europe, too, against Bayer Leverkusen. So he’s doing something right. And you can’t question the ­commitment and desire. I speak to Steven from time to time about ­management, about football, about our lives after hanging up the boots.

And I know for a fact we are the same – we both want to get to the top in our new
careers. And I have no doubt he will do that, eventually.

Rangers fans should have no doubt, either.

 

fuck off Robbie.

"we have had more passes in the opposition half than any other team in the league" is utter shite talk.

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