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  1. Surely if someone tenders their resignation, they waive any 'payoff' they would receive if they were sacked. If it is your choice to leave a company and it is accepted by a company, why would they have to pay him any money. The only way McCoist would be given a pay off is if he has told Rangers: "I will leave now for [x amount of money], or you can pay me the rest of my contact or I will stay until the contract is finished". Either way, none of them are classes as handing in your resignation, surely?
  2. Obviously it's not even remotely possible right now, or within the next two years but what about Frank Rijkaard? He was sacked from Galatasaray, then sacked from the Saudi Arabia job. I reckon he'll be looking for a top club in world football to put his name back in the hat for bigger jobs. He has a brilliant mind for tactics and knows world football inside out. Another couple of managers spring to mind, more appropriate for now. Gary Johnson has done remarkable at Yeovil Town. Basically working on League 2/Conference facilities and a limited budget. To take a team the size of Yeovil from the Conference to the Championship is extremely impressive. Billy Davies transformed Nottingham Forrest when he took over at the end of last season. Obviously things went a bit down for him, but he is a good Rangers man and I'm sure he'd jump at the chance to manage us and probably even restore his reputation. Neil Warnock and Paul Jewell are two other managers I really like.
  3. No great loss. Bit of a bombscare at the back. Never looked comfortable in any of the games I seen him play. Whichever way you look at it, He'll be 22 by the start of next season, he has barely shown any promise and he is injury prone. We can't go into the Championship with this level of player. I've rather have Cribari, in all honesty. As always, I hope he goes on to have a sucessful career, maybe one day we'll see him back if he really turns out good but I can't possibly critisise the decision to release him.
  4. Sebos goal tally since leaving Rangers is pretty decent. I'd have him back. I can never really say anything bad about any player who runs and run and runs and really tries his hardest. Regardless if he fucked up or not, he always came back to fuck up again. As football fans, you can only ask that a player tries his best in 100% of the games he plays and Sebo done that. Oh, wouldn't mind Weiss back either.
  5. All these folk saying McAusland at right back? Am I the only one who thinks this boy is a pretty poor player. When i've seen him play, he contributes nothing to the team. A little like Foster. I wouldn't have McAusland anywhere near that first team.
  6. Just read this. Very interesting. IF this offer is turned down, then we can be sure there is some very suspicious goings on at Ibrox. Like we didn't already know that though.
  7. If McCoist was given £1 million to spend, it should be invested in a world class scouting system. What we don't need is average players coming out in the paper saying "I'd play for Rangers" and McCoist saying "lets go watch him and see if we can sign him". We seem to only sign players who show a degree of interest in signing for us in the past. There is a world of talent just waiting to be found and we can see past our 4 pishy divisions in Scotland.
  8. No one can really complain about how we are doing in the league and cup. Most Rangers fans completely appreciate the fact that we're 21 points clear, in a cup final and on course for another. It's the manner of how it's being done. The quality in our team, should see us winning 4-0, 5-0, 6-0 in most games but the matter of fact is that we struggle in some of these games. Ally's tactics are verging on cringeworthy. The first half of the season we have 4 centre mids playing across the middle, but play a 6 ft 2 brick shit house upfront. He is begging for delivery on to his head and we constantly try and play it into his feet and in front of him to run on to it. The fact we bring every player back for a corner or a free kick, meaning when the ball is cleared out, we have no out ball. We invite these teams on to us. I'd never sit here and tell Ally how to manage Rangers, because he has his UEFA badges and has had various managers teaching him. I also find it hard to complain when you consider we are winning football games and don't get me wrong, i'll take wins over nice performances any day. However, there is no reason why the second best squad in Scotland can't do both. Win and put on a good display. The truth is that Ally was taught from Walter Smith, who was a brilliant man but very often an awful tactician. This is mirrored in McCoist. Don't get me wrong, sometimes you have to win ugly, but not most weeks. With our commanding lead why not try something completely new? Why not try 4-3-3. Let Wallace and Foster run up the sides and provide crosses for Daly, Shiels, Clark. Let Law arrive late in the box and leave MacLeod, Black, Peralta to over the defensive side in case of counter attacks. This season, we have scored many goals on the counter attack. When I heard Rangers scoring on the counter attack, I think, we must have been defending just before it. For me, attack is the best form of defence. We're going to have to change our ways because next season, we won't get away with Moshni trying to dribble out of defence or McCulloch/Cribari getting caught out of position, which has happened more than once this season. No, we're not playing the cream of Scotland but the jump from League One to Championship is probably the biggest in terms of player quality. I reckon if you asked Ally, when he was playing, did he enjoy playing up front alone, he'll probably tell you no and he was probably playing up front against teams far stronger than Stranraer or Stenhousemuir. The league is won, it's time to give the fans what they pay for, good performances and wins. McCoist is regarded as a poor coach by many not because he doesn't know how to win, but because he doesn't know how to win well. It's not good enough to play average every week and scrape a win. I've watched Rangers as much as I can this year and I can only name a few times where I thought "We absolutely deserved that win". There are too many times where a draw would have been a fairer result and we couldn't have really argued with it.
  9. If that's what he meant, then I apologize. Obviously read it completely wrong. I couldn't answer why he doesn't want to offer a controlling steak. Maybe he just doesn't want to own Rangers, maybe he just want to help. I don't think we can judge his motives in not wanting to own Rangers, when he have clearly voiced his ambitions to invest heavily.
  10. But, with anything you invest in, you'd like to know where and how your money is being spent. As it is with Rangers these days, no one has any idea where the money is going. You can't invest in something with your money if you don't know how your money is being spent, unless you are only in it to make money, in which case, the intricacies aren't important. For example, if I invested in Facebook, I don't really care how the money is being spent, as long as I make money back. If you care about something, you want to know how your money is going to be used. If someone invests in £1 Million and 3 people are paid off with £275,000 pay packets, that's hardly a worthwhile investment as your money just paid for someone to leave the club. No serious investor would plow substantial amounts of money into any company, without knowing how the business is being run. The Rangers board have a terrible record of not disclosing that, thus, how can anyone who really wants to invest, do so with any confidence?
  11. The guy is merely telling the truth. It amazes me that the board continue to bullshit people, not just this current one, but plenty before and yet people can still sit back and defend it. Yes, Dave King might be using scare tactics, but guess what, it's scary because it's true. The club needs Rangers men. But not just any Rangers men (Graham Wallace being an example) but trustworthy Rangers men. Let's be honest here, Dave King has used all these tactics before, more than once. IF he wasn't concerned and absolutely committed to the cause, would he really try so hard. He obviously cares enough to be using any trick in the book to get in. Whyte came in, we had little knowledge of him, he done everything in the background and guess how that turned out. Then Green and his consortium came in, are people moaned that he was too involved and had to chill out, then that went to shit. Our fans are a double edged sword at times, we plow millions in to the club to save it, then we critisise EVERYONE who comes on to the board. Tell me, who would you want running the club. No matter who is on that board, they are going to be critisesed at some point and we're going to say they aren't good enough. Dave King, Walter Smith, Brian Kennedy even Paul Murray. It doesn't really matter how you see it, these are people who want to save Rangers. They are Rangers men and we know they are. I mean, Walter Smith is one of the first people you'd look to for assurances that someone can be trusted with Rangers and i've never seen him throw his weight behind any of the recent boards. Time to throaw our weight behind someone who cares and not an unknown and hope for the best.
  12. I reckon it'll line up something like this: Bell Foster McCulloch Moshni Wallace Aird Peralta Black Smith Law Daly I think Law is excellent at arriving late in the box. I'd have Steven Smith nowhere near that team, personally, but if he HAD to play, i'd be having Wallace at Left Mid and Smith at Left Back. Wallace is far more effective at getting forward. Got a feeling this will be a good victory; 2-0.
  13. If we stopped 10 in a row then shared the title 50-50 for 50 years, we'd still be the most successful football team in Scotland and probably for a long while the most successful in the world. If we let them get 10 in a row then won 8/10 titles for 50 years, we would never be able to beat 10 in a row. Therefore the first option is obviously the best one.
  14. So all this was just smokescreen. This McColl is a fucking joke!
  15. Charles Green and his consortium were the only people to put thier money where their mouth was. The Blue Knights didn't, McColl was nowhere to be seen. As a business man he is entitled to ask what he wants for the club and he is 100% correct to tell folk "put the money up, or shut up". Ally McCoist leaving Rangers as a manager would no be a bad thing, Walter leaving is cause for concern.
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