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LookingForEric

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  1. Wouldn't surprise me if Patrick Viera surfaced for the gig with a new challenge v Gerrard.
  2. European football is so much more open suiting Kent and many of our other forwards. They tend to rely on their superior technical skills whereas the SPFL teams are just intent on stopping us play and they revert to 10 men behind the ball and overly physical challenges. A real treat to see us play classy football, although to be fair Antwerps defence is pretty ropey.
  3. Can't recall 3xactly but seem to think King said he had been given time to sort things out. Difficult job must have been acknowledged and accepted by both parties in order for it to have gone ahead. Europe and the extra dosh would have been a factor in ensuring progress or at least losses being kept to an acceptable level. Champions League will hopefully boost the coffers plus of course an increase in the player valuations. Wouldn't surprise me if Gerrard hasn't got a release clause built into the contract if Liverpool came calling. As a group of fans, pressure was put on in the ear
  4. So true. It never ceases to amaze how much we love to criticise our players individually. The team has been great all season and again last night they should a strength and character lacking in recent seasons. I don't understand the way we attack players on here. Aribo has been the subject of some guff on here yet, he scored the opener last night and a screamer recently. The last few weeks we haven't been at our best but collectively we have done the business. Give the guys a break and a bit of support.
  5. Thought about a lengthy reply here but decided no. Why is it the only time you hear from C1872 is when they want cash - in a hurry! It seems to me that the big issue for C1872 is a basic lack of trust in their leadership, management and general communication. What really is their recruitment strategy? How do they engage with their members and the wider Global Rangers community. Without doubt their target audience is massive but its just not good enough to sit back and wait for folk to walk through the door waving the wonga. It ain't going to work, they need to sell themselves, explai
  6. Tackles like Roofe's are common place in every game and now we will all be looking out for them and parity. SFA better recruit more admin in the Compliance department ready for the rush. Gerrard was 100% correct on the issue of consistency. This is crunch time for the SFA, we are at the crossroads and whatever happens with Roofe is potentially a new benchmark. The tackle looked bad, we might see why it was cited, irrespective of the refs decision, but as we know from previous incidents and video/photo evidence, the case is surely defensible with precedents being set. Consistency is k
  7. Tackles like Roofe's are common place in every game and now we will all be looking out for them and parity. SFA better recruit more admin in the Compliance department ready for the rush.
  8. This is now opening a can of worms. Gerrard was right about consistency and we can now expect all and sundry to be making referrals to the panel.
  9. I think so much of what we are seeing is down to tactics. Zungu looks to me as if he wants to surge forward but is restricted by our desire to keep possession and pass it along the back line. I love the way we have been playing this season but these last few games, since Dundee United, we have not found it so easy. On Wednesday in the earlier stages, both Davis and Barasic repeatedly played it sideways or backwards and oddly Helander had more of the ball and was the one to probe. He for me usually is the sideways man almost to the extent that you must always give the ball to Goldson.
  10. Well I will go against the flow. I think there is something there. Too early to condemn him to the 'useless' pile. I seem to recall Tavernier coming in for stick and the same with Arfield and Davis. I know he wasn't great v St Mirren giving the odd stray pass but in the last game, Davis and Kamara were slow starters giving the ball away. Mistakes happen (ask Goldson). There is time yet to see how he pans out and I wish him well.
  11. Hagi did make a difference, along with the other subs, but it was made for him. It was all about attack and he had no defensive duties or the need for mixing it with the opposition. Not knocking the guy, just saying the situation played to his strengths so credit to Gerrard for deploying him at the right time.
  12. I think any money put into C1872 is pretty safe, think there are rules etc governing their activity. Only thing is, you are putting your trust in a Board to represent you, you give up your individual right but that is where C1872 will get their strength. The reason I asked my earlier questions was to ascertain if they are professional and pro active. This is a massive step and opportunity. If they have been working on it behind the scenes for a while, I would expect existing members to be fully engaged and up to speed and equally for their organisation to have plans in place to promote th
  13. I'm guessing that there are Forum readers out there that are also members of C1872. Can I please ask a couple of questions? Having just listened to the Laura Fawkes interview with Clyde 1 on the previous page (she sounded OK, positive and upbeat) she states that they have been in discussions behind the scenes with 'Dave' for sometime about acquiring his shareholding. She also describes the current activity as a campaign and are hopeful of building on current club positivity to secure the required 20000+ additional Legacy Members necessary to raise over £13m. Prior to the big announce
  14. Chris Jack's article in the Glasgow Times, if it helps? https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/sport/18915576.amp/?ref=twtrec&__twitter_impression=true
  15. Sorry, failed to answer your question. I believe that any key issues will be put to a vote and majority will rule. From what I see, the C1872 Directors, Laura Fawkes, Euan McFarlane and Joanne Percival will be responsible for overseeing implementation. These guys are elected by the members and serve for three years. I agree that it calls for someone with experience and knowledge to be in these positions but that's where you have to trust the membership. It becomes even more pertinent if the fans ever get a place at the rich man's table (main football club board).
  16. Morning. I fully understand what you are saying here and it is questions like this and ones from JCDBig Bear and Sweetheart that leads me to be suggesting that clarification is required to help us rank and file supporters understand what is involved and how the future will look. There are some answers on the C1872 website if you look and I would suggest checking the FAQ's section and also the bit on Legacy. As I see it, Dave King has made the decision to sell his shares to C1872 as a collective supporters body wishing to see Rangers fans have a say in the future running of the footb
  17. Thanks and yes I do realise what buying into C1872 means. Please note though that I am not advocating any particular route here. What I do believe is that more explicit information is required from both C1872 and the football club itself. This thread has already highlighted lots of mixed messages and misunderstandings. Joining C1872 and making a Legacy Donation puts funds in their coffers allowing them we believe to purchase cheap shares ( in 2021) from Dave King. If they secure all shares as touted C1872 would as of today be the major shareholder. Currently they have no place on the Boar
  18. Great discussion and Hadron Collider is right about business acumen - in all areas. I think more clarification is required before fans can make a balanced decision. Apart from the Dave King announcement have Club 1872 come out on their own to address the issue and make it clear what their plans and methodology is for securing the funds or are they relying on folk going to their website. Equally, it would be good to hear from the Rangers Directors regarding this suggestion, do they support it as King says and are they willing to give C1872 a place on the Board. C1872 is I believe a support
  19. It won’t happen but possibly worth trying a back 3 with Helander/Edmundson introduced on the left. Strong defensively but with pace on the width in midfield 5.
  20. Thought Connor Goldson had a cracking game last night. Easy to just praise the forwards but CG was calm and in control. Still prone to the odd slip up but since scoring his goal at Killie he seems to pumped his chest out and be more fired up. Covers well for Tav when he goes AWOL.
  21. Them and us seem to have an issue with this position. Square pegs in round holes. Barasic should be more than capable but has no confidence and struggling to cope with the pressure. Flanagan is the go to man when steel is required but lacks the finesse when it comes to passing etc. Halliday will always do a job in the blue jersey but not sure he can go up a level. We plod on with what we have as we no doubt continue to search for the man with the golden boot.
  22. Totally. It was Jack who started things off for the first as well, very deep in our half. Deserves a lot of credit again for his performance and of course with him being subbed, we were less tight in the holding positions.
  23. Agreed and if you compare him to Joelinton signed by Newcastle for £40m then there surely is big money in the offing.
  24. 2 goals no booking another £1m on his value. Kerching
  25. Have to agree and who wouldn’t be chuffed with a 6.1 win but, there were times in that game where our concentration levels dropped. We are playing some lovely football but we need to raise the intensity still further, to many sideways and backward passing where incisive forward passes are on. Our wide men and centre forwards are making great runs and need the early ball. We run the risk of getting caught out when we try the pull back. Still, very happy (honest) lets just keep the pressure and momentum high - no mercy.
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