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And our team lacks width, pace, creativity....the basics.

We play with 4 CB's, 3 CM's and a ST out on the left most weeks. Our players struggle to make a 1 yard pass and they cannot deliver a ball into the box from a set-piece/corner.

For that sort of money you should have a squad aiming to make it past the Last 16 of the Champions League and runing away with the Treble in one of the worst leagues in World football, especially when your nearest rivals fail to spend and are absolutely atrocious.

The level of spending by Smith sees us remain second in a two-horse race, alarmingly we appear to be going backwards.

His cautious negativity, and the clueless decision making with regards team selection, substitutions and tactics are costing us more and more.

313 minutes against celtc in the last three games and Boruc hasn't picked the ball out of the net once - there is not another manager in the whole of the Scottish game that could send a team out against the scum and fail to score in that length of time.

A woeful squad lacking the basics at a cost of almost £30m along with wages and player bonuses. Cheers Wally, we are a shambles and you are taking us into the abyss, just like the end of your 1st regime - only this time we don't have a top class manager coming in and millions to spend on top class International players.

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It really is depressing times at the minute.

The money Wally has wasted in a couple of years is quite unbelievable. The money spent on Edu, Lafferty, McCulloch, Whittaker, Velicka etc we will never get back.

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the blame lies solely with Smith there is a problem with Rangers at the present time, the club is run from top to bottome by fucking clowns. there is only 1 person that does what they do right and that is Kirkwood everyone else use less donkeys Murray right down to Durrant

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True, but lets be optimistic.

Perhaps Whittaker, Edu, Lafferty, Bougherra, Davis and Naismith can come on big time next year and maybe add Fleck, Ninguez, Furman and another couple of younger players too. That would help a lot. Add Thomson, Mendes, Papac, DMB, Weir? for experience. Broadfoot as a reserve? Maybe Webster will be fit again?

Sell Mcgregor, Boyd, Miller and Ferguson.

Youngish team.

Alexander, Whittaker, Bougherra, Weir/New CH, Papac, Aaron/Beasley, Thomson, Mendes, Davis, new Striker, Lafferty

Subs: from - new GK, Edu, Furman, McMillan, Wilson, Aaron/Beasley, Fleck, Naismith, Broadfoot, Webster.

Anyway we would still probably need a quality CH and Striker.

You never know - not that far away if these younger players can play well.

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And our team lacks width, pace, creativity....the basics.

We play with 4 CB's, 3 CM's and a ST out on the left most weeks. Our players struggle to make a 1 yard pass and they cannot deliver a ball into the box from a set-piece/corner.

For that sort of money you should have a squad aiming to make it past the Last 16 of the Champions League and runing away with the Treble in one of the worst leagues in World football, especially when your nearest rivals fail to spend and are absolutely atrocious.

The level of spending by Smith sees us remain second in a two-horse race, alarmingly we appear to be going backwards.

His cautious negativity, and the clueless decision making with regards team selection, substitutions and tactics are costing us more and more.

313 minutes against celtc in the last three games and Boruc hasn't picked the ball out of the net once - there is not another manager in the whole of the Scottish game that could send a team out against the scum and fail to score in that length of time.

A woeful squad lacking the basics at a cost of almost £30m along with wages and player bonuses. Cheers Wally, we are a shambles and you are taking us into the abyss, just like the end of your 1st regime - only this time we don't have a top class manager coming in and millions to spend on top class International players.

You're right, never thought of it like that, every team in the league goes out feeling they can score against them and for us to go so long and not score is insane, they are rubbish and if we had a manager who tried to win games rather than avoid defeat we'd have put them to the wall long before extra time was needed.

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And our team lacks width, pace, creativity....the basics.

We play with 4 CB's, 3 CM's and a ST out on the left most weeks. Our players struggle to make a 1 yard pass and they cannot deliver a ball into the box from a set-piece/corner.

For that sort of money you should have a squad aiming to make it past the Last 16 of the Champions League and runing away with the Treble in one of the worst leagues in World football, especially when your nearest rivals fail to spend and are absolutely atrocious.

The level of spending by Smith sees us remain second in a two-horse race, alarmingly we appear to be going backwards.

His cautious negativity, and the clueless decision making with regards team selection, substitutions and tactics are costing us more and more.

313 minutes against celtc in the last three games and Boruc hasn't picked the ball out of the net once - there is not another manager in the whole of the Scottish game that could send a team out against the scum and fail to score in that length of time.

A woeful squad lacking the basics at a cost of almost £30m along with wages and player bonuses. Cheers Wally, we are a shambles and you are taking us into the abyss, just like the end of your 1st regime - only this time we don't have a top class manager coming in and millions to spend on top class International players.

I'd probably have about 2000 more posts in the bears den if it wasn't for muff saying everything I think :anguish:

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Smith must take responsibility for how poor our squad is, the vast majority are his signings. Boyd, Ferguson, McGregor, Novo and Papac are the only players he didn't sign, i'm not including Hemdani because he doesn't get a look in.

The money Smith spent on the likes of Edu, Lafferty and Velicka should have been spent only on players who were going to go straight into the first 11 and be played in their proper positions. The money we spent we could have got much better if our scouting system was any good.

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True, but lets be optimistic.

Perhaps Whittaker, Edu, Lafferty, Bougherra, Davis and Naismith can come on big time next year and maybe add Fleck, Ninguez, Furman and another couple of younger players too. That would help a lot. Add Thomson, Mendes, Papac, DMB, Weir? for experience. Broadfoot as a reserve? Maybe Webster will be fit again?

Sell Mcgregor, Boyd, Miller and Ferguson.

Youngish team.

Alexander, Whittaker, Bougherra, Weir/New CH, Papac, Aaron/Beasley, Thomson, Mendes, Davis, new Striker, Lafferty

Subs: from - new GK, Edu, Furman, McMillan, Wilson, Aaron/Beasley, Fleck, Naismith, Broadfoot, Webster.

Anyway we would still probably need a quality CH and Striker.

You never know - not that far away if these younger players can play well.

Unfortunately,

Whittaker is a player who is playing well above his level, clumsy, poor balance, poor control and cannot defend; he was not good enough for Hibs and will not improve, we should cut our losses with him and punt Broadfoot as well.

Edu does not look like a player who will be comfortable in the spl; good technically but does not look as if he has the ability and football know how to hold his own in a competitve game at this level.We wil never get anywhere near our investment in him

Naismith showed only for short spells at Killie and last season showed little for us; lacks the turn of pace and the control needed at title chasing teams. Squad player only.

Alexander has a couple of basic flaws which mean that he will never be a consistent safe keeper at a title chasing team. Back up keeper is his role.

We cannot afford to have Weir for another season; age and lack of pace have now overcome his reading of the game and his experience and he is becoming a liability.

Thomson is also a question mark depending on his recovery; he cannot afford to loseany of his already dangerously slow pace.

We will have to build round McGregor, Bougherra, Mendes and probably Lafferty but the danger is that finances may force these 3 of these players out the door.

I see even more challenging times ahead and we will have to rely on youth but will youth get the chance unnder the present regime?

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Would this side do any worse than the current, at a cost of not much?

Macgregor

Hutton

Smith

Weir

Malcolm

Novo

Ferguson

Hughes

Boyd

MacCormack

Fleck

Would get 2nd place easily while we would have banked all the money coming in and saved in transfers etc.

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Would this side do any worse than the current, at a cost of not much?

Macgregor

Hutton

Smith

Weir

Malcolm

Novo

Ferguson

Hughes

Boyd

MacCormack

Fleck

Would get 2nd place easily while we would have banked all the money coming in and saved in transfers etc.

That team would be terrible :(

Be lucky to finish above Hearts and Dundee Utd with that team.

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And our team lacks width, pace, creativity....the basics.

We play with 4 CB's, 3 CM's and a ST out on the left most weeks. Our players struggle to make a 1 yard pass and they cannot deliver a ball into the box from a set-piece/corner.

For that sort of money you should have a squad aiming to make it past the Last 16 of the Champions League and runing away with the Treble in one of the worst leagues in World football, especially when your nearest rivals fail to spend and are absolutely atrocious.

The level of spending by Smith sees us remain second in a two-horse race, alarmingly we appear to be going backwards.

His cautious negativity, and the clueless decision making with regards team selection, substitutions and tactics are costing us more and more.

313 minutes against celtc in the last three games and Boruc hasn't picked the ball out of the net once - there is not another manager in the whole of the Scottish game that could send a team out against the scum and fail to score in that length of time.

A woeful squad lacking the basics at a cost of almost £30m along with wages and player bonuses. Cheers Wally, we are a shambles and you are taking us into the abyss, just like the end of your 1st regime - only this time we don't have a top class manager coming in and millions to spend on top class International players.

Then again, the majority of the teams who get to that stage can afford to, and often do, pay that for 1 or 2 players

Most worriny part for me is the set pieces. Even bad teams are a threat from a corner, normally

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No doubt we will sell players in the summer to balance the books.

Take your pick from Ferguson (£2m), Boyd (£3m) , Bougherra(6m), McGregor (£7-8m) and possibly Mendes(4m). I would sell the first two and possibly McGregor as we have a decent replacement in Neil Alexander

You've then got the next batch. Guys like Alexander, either Whittaker or Broadfoot, Papac, Davis, Thomson, Edu, Novo, Lafferty, Naismith

Youngsters. Fleck, Wilson, Loy, Little, Shinnie, Arron and Furman if he gets a new contract

Deadwood: G Smith, S Smith, Weir, Dailly, Adam, McCulloch, Velicka, Beasley, Gow, Webster, Miller, either Whittaker or Broadfoot. You could save almost 100k a week on wages between them all and get a couple mil in transfers

We need a right back, left back, decent centre back, right winger, left winger, striker

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The players we've bought this season should be good enough to win us the title. Other than Velicka the signings in the summer weren't bad but we have a manger who doesn't know how to play them successfully together and can't get the best out of them.

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Would this side do any worse than the current, at a cost of not much?

Macgregor

Hutton

Smith

Weir

Malcolm

Novo

Ferguson

Hughes

Boyd

MacCormack

Fleck

Would get 2nd place easily while we would have banked all the money coming in and saved in transfers etc.

That team would be terrible :(

Be lucky to finish above Hearts and Dundee Utd with that team.

'Terrible' agreed. but as Emerson asks: would it be any worse than what we have now? I tend to agree with him. :(

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Would this side do any worse than the current, at a cost of not much?

Macgregor

Hutton

Smith

Weir

Malcolm

Novo

Ferguson

Hughes

Boyd

MacCormack

Fleck

Would get 2nd place easily while we would have banked all the money coming in and saved in transfers etc.

That team would be terrible :(

Be lucky to finish above Hearts and Dundee Utd with that team.

u reckon hearts and dundee united have a better team that that?! never read so much pish in my life

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