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RANGERS captain Davie Weir fears the Old Firm could be pipped to the SPL title for the first time in 25 years - if they don't stop dropping points.

Weir and his Gers team-mates crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday to topple off the top of the Premier League.

The defeat came just six days after Celtic succumbed to a 2-1 loss to Dundee United at Tannadice.

Glasgow's big two are narrowly ahead of both Hibs and United in the league table after the first round of fixtures and many fans and pundits feel they could be caught.

And former Falkirk and Hearts defender Weir, above, believes another top-flight team is more than capable of capturing the silverware during this campaign.

He said: "We hadn't been beaten this season until Saturday, but we hadn't been playing well enough. We had been getting away with it.

"We enjoyed the majority of possession at Pittodrie and had the best scoring chances, but we didn't deserve to win the game. We got what we deserved.

"I think that if we and Celtic carry on the way we have been going, then another team is capable of winning the league this season.

"We need to put a run of winning games together, but we haven't done that for a wee while. Dropping points, either as a result of losing or drawing games, isn't good enough when you are at Rangers or Celtic. We have to do better."

Meanwhile, Weir has admitted he has questioned his ability to play on at the highest level for Rangers in the wake of his side's defeat to Aberdeen at the weekend.

The 39-year-old has defied expectations to continue playing for Rangers and Scotland for so long, but he confessed he is unsure how long he can continue to do that.

He said: "On days like that, you start to question yourself. That is the nature of the game, you have to question yourself. I only take the games on a weekly basis.

"That is how I have operated and I have done that for a while now. I have never really thought that far ahead."

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/sport/displa...2536038.0.0.php

Morale must be at a all time low in the squad :anguish:

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"I think that if we and Celtic carry on the way we have been going, then another team is capable of winning the league this season"

i said the same thing to a mate in the pub the 2/3 weeks ago

hope its not the case but Rangers nor smeltic are giving there fans any hope

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It's weird, I'm still waiting for Hibs and Utd to fall away to fuck but it doesn't seem to be happening

It's because they are playing with belief and can produce some good, fluid football. Honestly, they shouldn't be scared of us or Them; our players can't rely on a club's reputation to win games for them - they actually have to go out and work at it. Clubs like DU have sussed it long ago and can smell blood; I just hope our squad can raise itself for the challenge (big ask for some of our players, though).

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No chance of anyone outwith Rangers and celtc winning the SPL this season or in the forseebale future!

For every time a team like Dundee United or Hibs take points from us or celtc, they go and drop points the following week. They do not have the squad or players to come out on top over the course of a season.

As for David Weir - a season too far, he should have hung up his Rangers boots in the summer. The majority could see it.

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Why shouldn't Hibs or Dundee Utd think they can win the league.

They play better football,they attack with pace and they have belief......all they need to do is bring in a couple of good loan signings in january(Yogi is an expert at those) and they could pip us easily,especially if we lose a few players in january...

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No chance of anyone outwith Rangers and celtc winning the SPL this season or in the forseebale future!

For every time a team like Dundee United or Hibs take points from us or celtc, they go and drop points the following week. They do not have the squad or players to come out on top over the course of a season.

As for David Weir - a season too far, he should have hung up his Rangers boots in the summer. The majority could see it.

I dont know about forseeable future, but, you have to see that the teams beneath us play good football at times, far more than we do, certainly more than the tims. I would think Utd are going to be close, they look pretty steady, and, we dont fill me with confidence, although I think we will take the title.

Weir, yes, I agree

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When the likes of Dundee United, Hibs....are hot on our heals after 30+ games, then I'll begin to worry - but certainly not after 13 games!

They may play better football, but they will drop more points.

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No chance of anyone outwith Rangers and celtc winning the SPL this season or in the forseebale future!

For every time a team like Dundee United or Hibs take points from us or celtc, they go and drop points the following week. They do not have the squad or players to come out on top over the course of a season.

As for David Weir - a season too far, he should have hung up his Rangers boots in the summer. The majority could see it.

People said that about AZ Alkmaar & Wolfsburg as well

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No chance of anyone outwith Rangers and celtc winning the SPL this season or in the forseebale future!

For every time a team like Dundee United or Hibs take points from us or celtc, they go and drop points the following week. They do not have the squad or players to come out on top over the course of a season.

As for David Weir - a season too far, he should have hung up his Rangers boots in the summer. The majority could see it.

People said that about AZ Alkmaar & Wolfsburg as well

And, we are playing in Scotland. The likes of Dundee United and Hibs will never be able to attract the type of players to challenge Rangers and celtc through out the course of a season - even when they do, they won't be able to hold onto them. They don't have big enough squads, and they cannot attract the type of players or managers as those two clubs. AZ challenged in the Eredivision (bar 07/08) for a good few years, they made money from UEFA Cup. They both get a bigger slice of the tv money, they get bigger attendances....they have players worth £5m, 10m, 15m, 20m....and should they sell, can replace them.

IMO, there is not a chance of anyone bar Rangers or celtc winning the SPL!

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No chance of anyone outwith Rangers and celtc winning the SPL this season or in the forseebale future!

For every time a team like Dundee United or Hibs take points from us or celtc, they go and drop points the following week. They do not have the squad or players to come out on top over the course of a season.

As for David Weir - a season too far, he should have hung up his Rangers boots in the summer. The majority could see it.

People said that about AZ Alkmaar & Wolfsburg as well

And, we are playing in Scotland. The likes of Dundee United and Hibs will never be able to attract the type of players to challenge Rangers and celtc through out the course of a season - even when they do, they won't be able to hold onto them. They don't have big enough squads, and they cannot attract the type of players or managers as those two clubs. AZ challenged in the Eredivision (bar 07/08) for a good few years, they made money from UEFA Cup. They both get a bigger slice of the tv money, they get bigger attendances....they have players worth £5m, 10m, 15m, 20m....and should they sell, can replace them.

IMO, there is not a chance of anyone bar Rangers or celtc winning the SPL!

Ok Proffessor Muff

What AZ players are worth £5M, 10M,15M & £20M ????

Riordan, Zemmama, Stokes, Miller, Gomis, Bauben, WEBSTER, Conway_They certainly cannot attract players who are good enough & all of the players mentioned here plus others are with us or have been spoken by US FANS as potential signings for Rangers on this board. We can however attract players of the calibre of Lee McCulloch, Kirk Broadfoot, Kyle lafferty, David "touche turtle" Weir, Kenny"misser" Miller. All of these players could play with a lesser SPL team AND would be lucky to get a game.

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No chance of anyone outwith Rangers and celtc winning the SPL this season or in the forseebale future!

For every time a team like Dundee United or Hibs take points from us or celtc, they go and drop points the following week. They do not have the squad or players to come out on top over the course of a season.

As for David Weir - a season too far, he should have hung up his Rangers boots in the summer. The majority could see it.

People said that about AZ Alkmaar & Wolfsburg as well

And, we are playing in Scotland. The likes of Dundee United and Hibs will never be able to attract the type of players to challenge Rangers and celtc through out the course of a season - even when they do, they won't be able to hold onto them. They don't have big enough squads, and they cannot attract the type of players or managers as those two clubs. AZ challenged in the Eredivision (bar 07/08) for a good few years, they made money from UEFA Cup. They both get a bigger slice of the tv money, they get bigger attendances....they have players worth £5m, 10m, 15m, 20m....and should they sell, can replace them.

IMO, there is not a chance of anyone bar Rangers or celtc winning the SPL!

Ok Proffessor Muff

What AZ players are worth £5M, 10M,15M & £20M ????

Riordan, Zemmama, Stokes, Miller, Gomis, Bauben, WEBSTER, Conway_They certainly cannot attract players who are good enough & all of the players mentioned here plus others are with us or have been spoken by US FANS as potential signings for Rangers on this board. We can however attract players of the calibre of Lee McCulloch, Kirk Broadfoot, Kyle lafferty, David "touche turtle" Weir, Kenny"misser" Miller. All of these players could play with a lesser SPL team AND would be lucky to get a game.

Your missing the point,

For a start there isnt a player in our team who wouldnt walk into any other SPL team outwith Celtic.

Secondly these teams would never be able to sign any of our players so your argument is a non starter!

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"Weir and his Gers team-mates crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday"

Yeah, we lost 1-0 away to a team that historically does everything in their power to get it right up us, especially at home. What a nightmare, how can we possibly recover from that? :rolleyes:

First league defeat of the season ffs. Old Davie says we've just been getting away with it, and he's right, but all that shows is that we don't even need to be playing well and we can still stay ahead of everyone, barring Celtic, with the greatest of ease.

I want the team to hit good form, but getting downhearted about being 2 points from the top with a game in hand is daft. We're just spoilt :D

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No chance of anyone outwith Rangers and celtc winning the SPL this season or in the forseebale future!

For every time a team like Dundee United or Hibs take points from us or celtc, they go and drop points the following week. They do not have the squad or players to come out on top over the course of a season.

As for David Weir - a season too far, he should have hung up his Rangers boots in the summer. The majority could see it.

People said that about AZ Alkmaar & Wolfsburg as well

And, we are playing in Scotland. The likes of Dundee United and Hibs will never be able to attract the type of players to challenge Rangers and celtc through out the course of a season - even when they do, they won't be able to hold onto them. They don't have big enough squads, and they cannot attract the type of players or managers as those two clubs. AZ challenged in the Eredivision (bar 07/08) for a good few years, they made money from UEFA Cup. They both get a bigger slice of the tv money, they get bigger attendances....they have players worth £5m, 10m, 15m, 20m....and should they sell, can replace them.

IMO, there is not a chance of anyone bar Rangers or celtc winning the SPL!

Ok Proffessor Muff

What AZ players are worth £5M, 10M,15M & £20M ????

Riordan, Zemmama, Stokes, Miller, Gomis, Bauben, WEBSTER, Conway_They certainly cannot attract players who are good enough & all of the players mentioned here plus others are with us or have been spoken by US FANS as potential signings for Rangers on this board. We can however attract players of the calibre of Lee McCulloch, Kirk Broadfoot, Kyle lafferty, David "touche turtle" Weir, Kenny"misser" Miller. All of these players could play with a lesser SPL team AND would be lucky to get a game.

Your missing the point,

For a start there isnt a player in our team who wouldnt walk into any other SPL team outwith Celtic.

Secondly these teams would never be able to sign any of our players so your argument is a non starter!

Thommo, Davis & Mendes certainly-The others dont have the mobility to get in the Hibs/D.Utd teams

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