Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 61
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Sound

Billy Kirkwood was appointed internally for this role. I  believe he had a similar role at the academy. I think as the loan manager he will not only help players out on loan (1st team players and also

When the Club announced they would appoint someone to be responsible for our players out on loan whilst it sounds good in theory, it seems to me to be an unnecessary addition.  It's the kind of job on

Posted Images

36 minutes ago, Terry Hurlock Loyal said:

I've also heard from that lot at my work - that Gerrard is being backed by a private consortium, and they are funding his wages and transfer funds!! Lunatics to a man.

Tell them we're skint and that's exactly what's going on. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, The Dude said:

Jamie Barjonas, Liam Burt, Aidan Wilson, Myles Beerman and Ryan Hardie are all out too

Actually forgot about them.  Can't see Beerman and Hardie making it with us to be honest. Not sure about the other three.    If it's Billy Kirkwood on an internal move then fair enough as he will be able to do other work.  I did post that we should use someone internally but hadn't known about Kirkwood getting the job.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, JCDBigBear said:

Actually forgot about them.  Can't see Beerman and Hardie making it with us to be honest. Not sure about the other three.    If it's Billy Kirkwood on an internal move then fair enough as he will be able to do other work.  I did post that we should use someone internally but hadn't known about Kirkwood getting the job. 

I really like Myles but he's not kicked on as I hoped he would in the last year. Expect he'll leave in the summer when his deal is up, same with Hardie. Think Kirkwood probably makes really good sense for it because he knows the Academy well and there are few players who I ever hear with a bad word to say about him so he clearly does something right.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, The Dude said:

I really like Myles but he's not kicked on as I hoped he would in the last year. Expect he'll leave in the summer when his deal is up, same with Hardie. Think Kirkwood probably makes really good sense for it because he knows the Academy well and there are few players who I ever hear with a bad word to say about him so he clearly does something right.

It’s Myles attitude that’s caused him problems by all accounts thinking he had made it and taking his eye of the ball, that’s from a good friend of his family back in Malta, it’s a shame as he looked a player.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, piperpete said:

It’s Myles attitude that’s caused him problems by all accounts thinking he had made it and taking his eye of the ball, that’s from a good friend of his family back in Malta, it’s a shame as he looked a player.

That sounds about right. He's a confident lad but I think it's been his downfall.

piperpete likes this
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, The Dude said:

I really like Myles but he's not kicked on as I hoped he would in the last year. Expect he'll leave in the summer when his deal is up, same with Hardie. Think Kirkwood probably makes really good sense for it because he knows the Academy well and there are few players who I ever hear with a bad word to say about him so he clearly does something right.

I thought Beerman looked OK initially but I feared he was too small and slight;y built for our level.    I know that doesn't always preclude a player from succeeding but it does put many at a disadvantage.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Laudrup1984 said:

I think this is also part of his role too working alongside Allen, Gerrard and our scouting team. It's all mentioned on our official site if someone is able to dig it out.

He makes it sound like a worthwhile role.

https://Rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/allen-loans-manager-a-critical-role/

Allen: Loans Manager A ‘Critical’ Role

image.thumb.png.a57164ab9df6d8ee39e09af19ea92780.png
 

Monday, 05 November 2018, 15:35

by Rangers Football Club

943

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL Mark Allen has been explaining his rationale behind creating the new position of Loans Manager at the club.

Rangers last week confirmed Billy Kirkwood to be taking up the role, with Allen believing to be critically important in the future development of the club’s players.

Speaking to RangersTV, Allen explained: “As part of the overarching structure within the football department we need someone that looks and monitors the loan players.

“We have been looking at this for some time now and as part of the overall structure within the football department. I am delighted we have now reached the point where we are able to appoint someone in that role.

“It is absolutely critical to have someone who is looking after your loan players – they are our assets and they are our players.

“But also, to focus on those players who are making that transition between finishing off their Academy years and development, and transitioning into the first-team, and to focus on a more bespoke programme for those set players whether that is tactical, technical, physical or mental.

“It gives them that last bit they need to convert themselves into first-team squad players so they are there to stay.

“They will be responsible for a number of things – obviously monitoring our loan players and covering their games etc. and providing reports on that.

“Moreover, when they are back here, those players who are transitioning from the Academy through before going on-loan and as part of going on loan, to monitor their own, individual, bespoke programme so we are getting updates on an almost daily basis where those players are and if they are ready.

“We have got to be ready every season to integrate players from our Academy into our first-team arena, and it really picks up on and augments all the great work which is done in the Academy.

“For want of a better description, it is like the finishing school to finish them, ready for first-team football.

“They [the loan players] belong to our club and they are our players and we do want to make sure they are looked after and monitored, and equally, to evaluate what is the best next-step for them.

“Equally so, with the younger players, when is it ready for them to go on loan? Where should they go on loan? Why should they go on loan and do they need to go on loan?

“I think when you integrate those two parts, hopefully, we are going to see converted boys coming from the Academy through to the first-team and they are a valuable part of our operation and squad.

“When I first came in, I said the primary focus was to put together a scouting network, and we have managed to establish that and got that well underway.

“If you look at the component part, we have got scouting, recruitment, we have got Academy, we have got loans, we have got medical – all of those fall under that banner of the Director of Football role.

“I think it is about picking off the right ones at the right time, and I think this is a good time now to appoint that loan manager to add and augment, and another piece of the jigsaw.”

One player who may benefit from the new Loans Manager position is Greg Docherty, who has been performing well at Shrewsbury.

Docherty, 22, has netted four goals from midfield in 14 appearances so far, with Allen also explaining why he was allowed to switch temporarily to another club.

“We felt as a group Greg needed more game time,” continued the Welshman, “and we felt maybe a move away to look at a different league would help his development.

“He is doing very well where he is at the moment, but we need to monitor Greg in great detail, and this loans manager will take that responsibility on.”

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Terry Hurlock Loyal said:

I've also heard from that lot at my work - that Gerrard is being backed by a private consortium, and they are funding his wages and transfer funds!! Lunatics to a man.

Getting us mixed up with their own rancid club with that scenario. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Upcoming Events

    • 17 April 2021 15:00 Until 17:00
      0  
      Rangers v celtic
      Ibrox Stadium
      Scottish Cup

×
×
  • Create New...