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DJ: Rangers must attack team-handed to get on track

WE are only two games into the new season and Ally McCoist and his players find themselves under a lot of pressure already.

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Derek Johnstone Football columnist

Thursday 14/08/2014

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Nicky Law was booed by fans but players and support must pull in same direction

Matches against Hibernian and Hearts weren't the easiest to start the campaign, but there are concerns that the fans have picked up on and they have made their feelings known.

Rangers go into the game at Falkirk tomorrow night not just needing a win but needing a much-improved performance.

There needs to be a change in the team and the way they are playing. The players have to roll their sleeves up, work harder, get more tackles in and certainly be better in the final third.

The boss has come in for a lot of stick over the last few days and the players have had their share of the criticism as well.

I couldn't believe that Nicky Law got booed when he was named as man of the match at the weekend.

He didn't choose himself for the award. He is going out to try and do his best, and he scored a good goal just after the announcement.

For the Rangers fans to jeer him, I don't think it was the cleverest move. It won't do his confidence any good.

But if he did make a gesture after he scored, he shouldn't have done that. Things are bad enough without players getting involved with fans.

At a time when Rangers need everyone pulling in the one direction, they can be doing without that.

I can understand the fans being frustrated. I am frustrated, the manager and the players will be frustrated.

But the more stick that gets dished out, the more into their shells they will go.

Fans need them to do the opposite and be brave and confident if they are to perform like they need them to. To do that, they need their support.

Rangers fans have been fantastic through everything that has gone on at the club, you can't deny that.

But this is the biggest challenge and everyone has to be pulling in the right direction and urging the team on.

You can see how determined Hibs and Hearts were when they went to Ibrox, but we will see how they get on against the league's so-called lesser teams.

Everyone raises their game against Rangers, we have had that for the last couple of years and the manager and players know what it takes to win in that situation. Hibs and Hearts don't.

But Gers know that they won't get away with ordinary displays, they need to be at the top of their game and there is certainly room for improvement, starting on Friday. I said on Sunday that Rangers might rue the chances they missed come the end of the match because they aren't creating that many these days.

Unfortunately, that turned out to be the case.

I don't think Rangers deserved to lose the game, a point each would have been a fair result. But they lost and must face the consequences.

I don't think Rangers are getting enough out of the players.

When you look at the Hibs game, the visitors looked a fitter side than Rangers and at times Hearts did as well.

There is a lot of pace in both of those teams, they were very dangerous on the break, and Rangers couldn't cope. That has to be a concern.

Rangers are not creating enough. They have got wide players and full-backs that can get forward but there is nothing decent going into the box.

It is great having two quality strikers who can score goals, but there is no ammunition for Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller and that has to change.

I would suspect that we will see the likes of Fraser Aird coming in against Falkirk to offer something different in the wide areas. He has got a bit of pace and can cause teams problems.

Ally will want to have battlers in the team for Friday as well. I think Rangers are being bullied.

Teams are physical against them to stop them playing and, from their point of view, rightly so. What Rangers have to do is look after themselves.

Hearts won the crime count by a country mile on Sunday, because they were committed and got in there to stop Rangers playing. The players need to learn from that.

Big Jock Wallace used to say that you retaliate first in this game and that is what Rangers need to do.

You need to have that physical side and I would imagine the team would be beefed up a bit for tomorrow with a bit of pace injected, because that is what is lacking. If you look at the two games against Hibs and Hearts, Boyd and Miller have had few clear-cut chances and that is not good enough.

The two of them are in there for a reason - to score goals. But they need the midfield and full-backs to play their part and create for them.

Kenny has worked his socks off so far, his movement has been good and he has done a lot of running, he is doing everything right.

But it is not paying dividends for Rangers because he is having to come deep to get involved and there is no service for him or Boyd.

If Rangers are to turn things around, the players need to step up to the plate and improve right across the team. There is no better time to start than tomorrow night.

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He mentions that Nicky Law was booed by us when the man of the match was read out. But to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if the boos actually came from the away support and, seeing as they drowned us out the whole night, he's actually confusing the two support as the boos were so loud.

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Law got boo'd because he was utter shite once again and no doubt because he openly admitted he and his team mates don't give 100% in a Rangers jersey.

SO aye he got boo'd and aye that will continue until he sorts out his cuntish attitude.

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So basically we're not working hard enough,not getting tackles in,poor in the final third,not creating enough chances and missing those we do.We're not getting enough out of our players and they are less fit than our opponents,our defence can't deal with opponents with pace,we get bullied and we lack pace going forward. And it has taken us 2 seasons and how many millions to get to this standard.Pretty damning.

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He mentions that Nicky Law was booed by us when the man of the match was read out. But to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if the boos actually came from the away support and, seeing as they drowned us out the whole night, he's actually confusing the two support as the boos were so loud.

Make no mistake Nicky Law was booed loud and clear by our support.

And rightly so.

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Law didn't deserve the MOTM but I didn't agree with the vociferous boos from the whole stadium. Also disappointed with his 'get tae fuck' gesture after his goal. You want us to cheer you again Nicky? Then pull your fucking finger out. Hasn't put a shift in since his first 6 months when he was a stand out.

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I do agree Law should have never been boo, stupidity from fans doing this in my opinion or maybe it was a shock reaction and yes agree he was never man of the match but ffs the ones that vote MOM are normally pish anyhow. Miller was by far the best on the pitch that day.

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I do agree Law should have never been boo, stupidity from fans doing this in my opinion or maybe it was a shock reaction and yes agree he was never man of the match but ffs the ones that vote MOM are normally pish anyhow. Miller was by far the best on the pitch that day.

How is it stupid from the fans when the no mark said him and his pals don't give 100% in a Rangers shirt?

Are we meant to cheer the moron?

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So depressing that we continue to listen to the shite coming out of the mouths of guys like "DJ".

The press - all of them - were fundamental allies of those who fucked us over. This one has fed us endless spin, working constantly against the interests of Rangers, simply to nuzzle further between the cheeks of whichever strongman has bewitched him that week.

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When the MOTM was announced the fans actually laughed first then boo'ed. That's how poorly he played.

Not to mention that everyone in the ground had Kenny Miller as the stand out Ranger... And his reward was to be trumped by a fucking ghost.

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So according to DJ we shouldnt voice our displeasure at the team as it will just piss them off and make them worse.

The poor wee souls.

Listen up DJ.

Hard up fans pay a lot of money to keep those players in their cosseted wee lives. They get penthouses and Bentleys and in return fans expect them to give 100% in EVERY game.

Nobody expects to win every game but we do expect a professional performance and effort.

If that is not given then by Christ those players and the manager are going to hear about it.

If they don't like boos and jeering, all they have to do is stop fannying about and put the effort in.

DJ is aiming at completely the wrong target as usual.

Rangers fans will NEVER accept less than 100% commitment from players and managers.

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The problem lies in the fact that the sponsors HAVE TO name a Rangers player MOTM. It's insulting to the fans when we get played off the park and one of our players is named as the best player in the game. Name someone in the other team, and then we can boo as much as we want.

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We the supporters have been fucked from piller to post by the management and the players lack of ambition and drive. Who the fuck are we meant to take it out on? The press don't give a monkey's, the Board seem moribund. The support seem to be the only ones who give enough of a fuck to aim their ire at their most visible culprits?

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Make no mistake Nicky Law was booed loud and clear by our support.

And rightly so.

See I was sat near the away support and I picked up on a lot of boos and thought it was all them.

As someone touched upon earlier the fact that anybody got man of the match was confusing. Against HIVs the other night when Jig got it I thought there must be some default position where if everybody is garbage the MOTM award goes to him. There were a few times last season where he got MOTM and I was baffled that they could give anybody the award never mind him.

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