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  1. Absolutely, but wouldn't we prefer to have our manager move on because he's in demand, that he's been successful, that he deserves to move on to further his career? You cannot expect SG to turn down a job in a bigger league for 5x the salary, even when that may not be the best timing. Life dictates that you look after no1 - we'd all do the same in our careers, why should it be any different in football. Good luck to SG and the rest of the coaching staff. We should feel lucky he was with us on our journey back to the top and let's not forget what he did. The crap you read in the media about one trophy in nine is from haters. Simple. Gerrard and the team turned us from being a laughing stock, noobs in the Premier League with no direction or character. He transformed the club on and off the pitch, he put us back on the map in Europe, he figured out how to win consistently against Separate FC and won the title by the biggest margin, undefeated and crushed their tainted 10 dream. So we didn't win a cup, but Jesus H, we'd all have taken that. I'll only have good memories and I think in time all Gers fans will, but I respect the raw feelings right now. Let's hope Gio, or whoever is lucky enough to lead our great club is able to build on what SG and his team have done with the same passion, drive and success. On to 56!!!
    10 points
  2. To say once a Ranger always a Ranger just after he's left us at a very important time in the season and what it means to the league winner was not the best line IMO. He's done a runner in the night with the whole backroom staff that could hamper our season big style. Like most Rangers fans I saw him as a hero after winning the title and how the club has changed in his time here and after what he said only a few weeks ago I thought he'd stay to at least the end of the season or a shot at the CL if we won the league. I've just lost a bit of respect for him leaving the way he did and just hope now we get in a manager and backroom staff that can take us forward even more and get off to a good start!
    10 points
  3. Sitting here looking at some of the comments of our former manager onsocial media and these mugs should be ashamed to call themselves Rangers fans in my opinion they are no better than the mob across the city . I wonder if any of these guys got offered a job at a much bigger salary would they knock it back .
    10 points
  4. Sacked in the Morning? Craig Levein was the guest on Off the Ball yesterday, he was intent on promoting the new Blog he co-presents with Amy Irons, 'Sacked in the Morning'. A great title and made an even better start last week when Craig referred to Michael Stewart, "as a bellend". An increasingly frustrated Michael took to social media last midweek rueing a missed opportunity to sink another boot into the H-u-ns, "I don't know when I'll appear on Sportscene, I have not been invited". I suspect Michael is a victim of the escalating war between Staffers and Freelancers at PQ? As Michael looks forward to a Jum Spence type future, he will become increasingly reliant on Stuart Cosgrove evoking his memory. The Fir Park scoreline of Motherwell 1 Rangers 6 was described by Cosgrove as, "shocking and frightening" before he grabbed his Jum Spence comfort blanket. Does Jum remain relevant? Did you know Jum has stepped down from his role as Rector of Dundee Uni'? He resigned with a whimper last March claiming he could not effectively support the undergraduates. In other words Jum's conservative catholicism does not allow him to fully engage plus, the unpaid role was a penurious road. Anyways, RAB(rancid auld bigot) Cosgrove liked the 'Well Bois banner, 'Happy Halloween ya Zombie Bastards' and had no hesitation in replying to a Craig Levein story of Souness and Smith attempting to sign him at the Forth Bridge Motel in late 1987 with, "did they offer you an EBT"? Murray did not even own the club at that point, but it is Spence-esque. You know demanding Rangers should be prosecuted under the Proceeds of Crime Act and Jum assured BBC Radio Scotland listeners this was the case because he lectured in Law. Of course, it fell apart when he was asked what was the crime and who has been found guilty? The Staffer - Freelancer conflict is interesting. BBC Scotland regularly employs over a dozen Freelancers for it's coverage of football. PQ can legitimately claim they have no control over the comments of Freelancers and these last thirty years they have used Freelancers to articulate comfortable preferred prejudices. Jum was let go twice because he was a Staffer. RAB Cosgrove and Richard Gordon have been Freelancing for 30 years. Big Dick's prejudices are well documented on this thread, the nearest he came to being relieved was 2007 when he casually abused Rangers player, Filip Sebo. It was the last hours of the Transfer month and Big Dick was hosting, 'Through the Window' on BBC Radio Scotland. He told the listeners he had an e0mail announcing the transfer of Filip Sebo but he would have to clear it with his Producer. This went on for nearly an hour and finally at the end of the show he broadcast, "Edinburgh Zoo have accepted the transfer of Rangers player, Filip Sebo, they plan to exhibit him". The PQ Gang Hut laughed like drains. Rangers supporters took Big Dick the whole way and BBC Scotland reprimanded him. Now, Richard Gordon occasionally refers to this as the worst thing he has ever experienced in broadcasting. Why is it always Rangers and Rangers supporters Rheinhardt? You were raised to hate Rangers and continually, you flash those credentials. Only last week you went off on one from the PQ studio. Apparently, you had a better view from the studio of Sakala being dragged by his jersey to the Ibrox turf, than I and tens of thousands of others had, attending Ibrox. You attempted to involve Pat Bonner in your accusation that a Referee, John Beaton had cheated your beloved Dandy Dons. You did not receive satisfaction thus took to your Aberdeen Press and Journal column to pen the following poison : "The Don's resurgence would have looked even stronger had they not been cheated. The game swung on an embarrassing, but hardly unexpected decision by Referee, John Beaton to award Rangers another controversial penalty and hand them the opportunity to snatch a point. Only the official and inexplicably the Sportscene pundits, thought it was a spot kick and the frustration of Stephen Glass and his players was entirely understandable". Big Dick accuses the Ref' of cheating, it was another controversial penalty and, berated his BBC Scotland colleagues on Sportscene for not being on message. You see the freedom enjoyed by a Freelancer? Yesterday, Dick was sick and vented his frustration again at Sakala, "a hat trick hero but nothing he did in the first forty minutes of the match would lead you to believe he was capable of such an achievement". I guess it's inexplicable. Another inexplicably arrived yesterday, the day before at Celtic Park where Big Dick was present; a visiting American Journo, White House Correspondent Philip Crowther over here for COP26 took in the Sellik-Livi' game and was disappointed at the racism aimed at Ayo Obileye by the home support. He heard 'monkey' being screamed and this was reported in a number of USA newspapers. Similarly, last Wednesday at Easter Road where BBC Scotland had live commentary. Former Sellik View cub Reporter, Andrew Smith took to the Hootsmon to complain long and hard at the constant songs of sectarianism emanating from the Green Brigade. Again, Big Dick ignored something he would have raised if Rangers supporters had been accused. I suggest RAB Cosgrove, Richard Gordon, JumSpence and, Michael Stewart form a self help group.
    10 points
  5. I actually much prefer the way we have been dealing with our business! the Scottish gutter press have no idea what is happening with Rangers!
    9 points
  6. We're being naive if we think Aston Villa aren't an attractive club for anyone raised in England. They genuinely are the proverbial sleeping giant. They've a big support, based in the second largest city in the country, and a decent history to match. They might have been a yo-yo side in recent times but I'm old enough to remember when Man City and Chelsea were too. Aston Villa have ambitious billionaire owners, a decent squad and money in the bank from the sale of Grealish. On top of that Birmingham is only a couple of hours drive from Liverpool, Gerrard could be home with his family every night. I suspect Gerrard knows that unless he can turn Rangers into perennial Champion's League participants his managerial pedigree isn't good enough for the Liverpool job currently. But, take a side like Aston Villa back into Europe, have them playing exciting football, maybe win a cup, and he's very much in the frame. Remember Klopp had won the Bundesliga and reached the Champion's League final before he was considered for Liverpool. We've not spoken a lot about our recent financial report and what that might mean for the club. Gerrard and his coaching staff are ambitious and our failure to beat Malmo was a huge blow to the club. If we don't win the league this season we might have a problem, we can't keep losing those kind of sums. Having crowds back is a huge help, but we can only balance the books by qualifying for the Champion's League or by selling someone for decent money. Gerrard and his coaching team might feel they've taken us as far as they can with the players we have. Hopefully that's not the case and he does fancy a crack at winning the SPFL and then straight into the Champion's League next season.
    9 points
  7. Enough of the “this team won the league last season” patter. Last season is long gone.
    8 points
  8. I schooled with Lulu's sister, Edwina and the family are solid. I watched a two hour documentary 20 years past, Jools Holland was hosting a take on early British Blues. We are talking early sixties, on the cusp of the Beatles. Contributors were Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Chris Farlowe, Mick Fleetwood, Al Green .... etc. They talked about the the best interpreters and players. It was agreed the Female contribution was on the light side, obvious exceptions being Dusty Springfield, Kiki Dee, Elkie Brooks, ..... Anyways, the Toms, Vans, Als ..... all agreed the one that could do it live was Lulu, check out her interpretation of , 'To Sir with Love'. Lulu opened the Edmiston Club, the Club should invite her back to open the new Edmiston when opened. A night of Blues with Lulu -sounds good and most appropriate.
    8 points
  9. Warburton got us back to the Premiership, and truth be told, I don`t think about him that often these days. SG got us going into Europe, assembled a good squad (with the help of others) and eventually got us the title. In time though, I won`t think about him any more than I think of Warburton, Caixinha, Murty and even PLG, McLeish or Advocaat. The one man that will always stick in my mind - for all the joy he gave us and the way he handled himself as a person and a Rangers man in my lifetime will be Sir Walter. Rangers never stand still and it is the future we look at now.
    8 points
  10. I believe it means, translating loosely, "You can stick your legal arguments up your arse".... or, in Norwegian, "Neil Doncaster, Rod Petrie, Murdoch MacLennan, your bhoys took a helluva hiding"
    8 points
  11. Rangers AGM is set for tomorrow, St Andrew's Day at the Clyde Auditorium starting at 10.30hrs. Any fellow Gersnetters intent upon attendance? What are the questions dominating life as a Rangers supporter? Ibrox pies are always a point of concern, the piquancy of the peppered mince pate, the melt in the mouth pastry and, are they warm enough? Talking of culinary triumph, will we see the return of Bears' Pakora, the King Rib sandwich or, the chicken salad wrap? Club'72 has no white Burgundy, no Gravadlax and, no Bollinger. Working TVs in concourses is another favoured concern, perhaps with new Management Team appointments, Red Hot Dutch TV will be made available? Oh, and the welfare of Rino Gattuso is usually uppermost in the collective thoughts. Prominent attendees in the past were Tom Shields(ra Sellik View Columnist), Graham Spiers(the Laird of Dunlop), and, David Low(top Fergus Fluffer). Will Phil McFournames, Chris McLaughlin and, Michael Stewart trap, BIG Clown Shoes to be filled? Will anyone mention Finance? Will BBC Scotland provide coverage? In the mid-late sixties, I attended my first Rangers AGM. I was a ten year old schoolboy accompanying both my Father and Grandfather. The venue was the Kenilworth Hotel, located on the corner of Queen Street and Argyle Street. I remember a shareholder being reprimanded by the Chair for intemperate language utilised to describe the then Manager, Scot Symon, "he is not a track suit manager, he is a fuddy-duddy". Oh, how the tuts echoed around the high ceilinged room. If I can summon the energy to depart deepest, darkest Lanarkshire, I might Kayak down the Clyde to the Auditorium. My dander is up and the desire to paddle exists. Why have our Board allowed Angeball Postecoglou's Sellik to win this season's Best Passing Team in Europe Trophy? The Daily Record's Gabriel McKay revealed ra Sellik had out-passed Man City, PSG, Barca, ........... etc. You may remember Gabriel, he was the worst of the Record's social media abusers, lots of 'H' term references and when Her Maj', the Queen was opening the Commonwealth Games 2014, he posted, "where's the IRA when you need them"? Today's new, modern Scotland and Gabriel still has a job, you would think he would be more concerned that his beloved Sellik have conceded most goals in the Euro Group stages for the second consecutive year? I hope the Daily Record send Gabriel along to cover proceedings. He will be fulminating when he is confronted with the post AGM repast, Duck a l'Orange avec un verre de Pays de Gers.
    7 points
  12. Don't be so wet. He has just ripped the piss out of the Club in organising his move, he has left it in a very deep hole with a stuttering and confused group of players, with no one -at all- to take charge, with very important games on the horizon. Thus we now have a Board having to replace an entire coaching team, in very short order, and with those replacements having to hit the ground running, and running hard. I don't care about his reasons. I care only about the impact of his decisions on the Club, and I fear that he may have fucked it royally, at least as far as this critical season is concerned. Forgive me if I don't wish him God speed and good luck.
    7 points
  13. I don’t think it’s strange at all. He achieved his ultimate goal here and it has led to an opportunity to manage a big club in the biggest league in the world, near his family. If he turns that down the perception down south would be that he is a coward, lacks ambition and is cozy in Scotland beating the likes of St Mirren every week. We also just don’t know a lot. People are stating a lot of things as fact (ironically things they have picked up from the press who they claim not to trust every other day of the year) and we just don’t know what has actually happened. I don’t get the “betrayed” thing at all. In fact it comes across as incredibly naive and childish.
    7 points
  14. From what I've heard so far it was a bit of a standard AGM with a few points covered we already knew about, stance on selling players, further investment etc. How great is it to have an AGM pass by almost un-noticed after recent years.
    6 points
  15. The Winter 2021/22 Rangers Transfer Window Rumours and Deals - Thread A month ahead of x-mas, this is what many have craved for. So off we go ... LINK to a rumour source TM is the TransferMarkt stats side for that player SIGNED in Winter 2020/21: TBA GONE in Winter 2021 TBA RUMOURS: IN - OUT - Ianis Hagi - Galatasaray - LINK (If there`s anything in some official channel, outlet, paper et al, it will appear here. So far there are just murmurs like SG wanting Barisic or Patterson, but only on fan-run sites.) CONTRACT EXTENSIONS - TBA NON-STARTERS: TBA LOANS 2021/22 Lewis Mayo - Partick Thistle - season long loan, option 01/22; contract at Rangersl 2023 Kai Kennedy - Dunfermline Athletic - (as above) James Maxwell - Ayr United - (as above) Josh McPake (19) - RM/RW - 6/2024 - loaned to Morecombe (January option) - LINK Jake Hastie (23) – LW/RW - 6/2023 - loaned to Partick till January - LINK Glenn Middleton (21) – LW - 6/2023 - loaned to St. Johnstone - LINK Cedric Itten (24) - ST - contract 6/2024 - loaned to Greuther Fürth (January option, 3m buy option) - LINK Nikola Katic (24) - CH - contract 6/2023 - loaned to Hajduk Split (January option) - LINK SQUAD as of 20 / 08 / 2021 Squad listed in order of remaining length of contract & primary position Full squad list at Transfermarkt Squad by primary and optional position at Transfermarkt Goal: Allan McGregor (39) – contract 6/2022 Andy Firth (25) - contract 6/2022 Jon McLaughlin (34) - contract 6/2022 Robby McCrorie (23) - contract 6/2023 Defence Leon Balogun (33) - CH/RB - contract 6/2022 Connor Goldson (28) - CH - contract 6/2022 Filip Helander (28) - CH - contract 6/2023 Nathan Patterson (20) – RB – contract 6/2024 James Tavernier (30) – RB- contract 6/2024 Borna Barisic (29) - LB - contract 6/2024 Calvin Bassey (21) - LB/CH - contract 6/2024 Jack Simpson (24) - CH - contract till 6/2025 Midfield Steven Davis (36) – CM - contract 6/2022 Scott Arfield (33) – C/LM - contract 6/2022 Brandon Barker (25) – LW - contract 6/2022 Stephen Kelly (21) - CM/DM - contract 2023 Ryan Jack (29) – CM - contract 6/2023 Joe Aribo (25) – AM - contract 6/2023 Ryan Kent (25) – LW/AM - contract 6/2023 Juninho Bacuna (24) - A/CM - contract 6/2023 Ianis Hagi (23) - AM – contract 6/2024 John Lundstram (27) - CM - contract 2024 Nnamdi Ofoborh (22) – (CM) – contract 6/2025 Scott Wright (24) - LW/AM - contract till 6/2025 Glen Kamara (26) – CM - contract 6/2025 Strikers Jermain Defoe (39) – ST – contract 6/2022, player-coach Alfredo Morelos (25) – ST - contract 6/2023 Kemar Roofe (28) - ST - contract 6/2024 Fashion Sakala (24) – ST – contract 6/2025 Coaching Staff Check out the club's home page Academy / B Side -> https://www.Rangers.co.uk/article/academy-restructure/4skGYIfqugwK1CvGZUHFH0 Women's Side -> https://rangers.co.uk/teams/ladies-senior/
    6 points
  16. 2 days, he's had 2 days. Honestly, in the last few weeks we've had Greegs is shite, Kamara is shite, sell the fuckin lot of them, and the best one of all, the golden nugget that I'll never forget - Neil Lennon contributed more to 55 than Gerrard did. And here was me thinking Follow Follow had all the drama queens. Support your bloody team.
    6 points
  17. Gios first job is to find out who has the guts for the fight. Those that don't, feck off and don't let the door hit your arses on way out. To all those Rangers fans who left Hampden today after Hibs 3 goal, ask yourselves the same question.
    6 points
  18. Codebreaking is a hobby of mine - no need to thank me
    6 points
  19. Additionally, a lot of Bears are going on about Villa being risky for Gerrard. It is a bit risky but if we lost to Sparta Prague and the scum win the league, with him in charge, do you not think Gerrard might've been facing the sack up here? I do.
    6 points
  20. I'd expect Lundstram and Jack to form a double midfield pivot, allowing Patterson and Bassey to interact with the forwards as well. Let's take the game to the racists and make Ibrox rock.
    5 points
  21. Balance? The Rangers media vortex was perfectly portrayed over the last few days, it was Scottish League Cup semi-final weekend and the Pacific Quay Gang Hut brought it's usual balance to events. The four semi-finalists were Rangers, Sellik, Hibs and, St Johnstone Off the Ball set the benchmark. One of the co-Hosts, RAB Cosgrove is a Saintee thus every fart and burp is covered including why 2,000 Saints supporters at Hampden on Saturday was, "a good turn out". Since the first semi on Saturday was Sellik v Saints, the Off the Ball show had balance, the guest was Craig McLean. A former Keeper at 'Well and Clyde gave up football for an Equity card. In his soliloquy he blurted, "ahm a big Sellik man". It was pantomime time on the Sunday show, another Actor and full time Hibee, Dougray Scott dropped the 'F' bomb and told of only ever being threatened once, by a Rangers supporter obviously after the 2016 Scottish Cup final. The balance was provided by RAB Cosgrove, even his mucker', Tam Cowan called it, "you're just a big Hater". RAB stated, "Gerrard was off before the next Administration" and, "Neil McCann will not be talking to BBC Scotland by the end of the weekend". RAB has recently entered his 70th year and his trolling of Rangers supporters extends to pronunciation. Giovanni van Bronkhurst is having his Christian name mispronounced. It's not Gee-o-vanni, the proper pronunciation is Joh-vanni. RAB quotes the authority of the Editor of Flourish - the RC Archdiocese of Glasgow Journal. Ronnie Convery has joined Kevin McKenna, Angela Haggerty, Jum Spence, Gerry Braiden, ............. and, Phil McFournames in telling RAB what to tell Rangers supporters. Ronnie was a Spokesperson for Cardinal O'Brien for several years, maybe he'll tell RAB why the Scots Cardinal spent his final four years living in Northumbria? Anyways, RAB will be the recipient of multiple pats on his napper from those named. He can be relied upon to supply that special PQ balance when required. Last week, he did the Big Dick thing, resorting to his newspaper column to present a preferred prejudice. He had several bites on radio about the way Actor, Brian Cox was treated on Question Time. I watched the show and the Dundee born and bred Thespian made a roaring cnut of himself. The final question epitomised, it was with reference to Glasgow hosting COP 26 and a bin man strike taking place because of a plague of rats? Brian answered, "that's life". Brian Cox is just another big Sellik man and he has lived outside Scotland these last fifty years, the last couple of decades in Manhattan. He was the ScotsNat rep' on the panel. He got off the plane, pinned on the necessary lapel badges and the damp of the SECC reminded him why he left the country. RAB was outraged such a special Actor was disrespected. So much so, he utilised his National column to inform the five thousand folks that continue to purchase the comic that those administrating the bin workers strike(the GMB) were funders of the Better Together campaign. Further, they were not interested in promoting Scotland's good image. Nicola and Brian copped it unfairly, the bin men were only motivated by greed. RAB brought balance to the rats and chaos present in the FM's constituency of Govanhill. It's hardly surprising, RAB of the sandstone villa in Dennistoun, the Sri Lankan villa with infinity pool, the East London flats, ............ supports Nicola and Brian against working men toiling in appalling conditions. His Socialism is framed in precise National terms, pronunciation - RAB Balance.
    5 points
  22. It's not a proper transfer thread without @Bill deriding it. It has now been christened.
    5 points
  23. I can't believe any self-respecting footballer would say they knew the game was over when they're two goals down at half-time. What an embarrassing thing to say.
    5 points
  24. You can understand the reluctance to want to see McGregor dropped. For many fans it feels like disloyalty to a great club servant. However, the very best managers take these difficult decisions in their stride and one thing that marks out Gerrard's tenure has been his apparent reluctance to address approaching storms before they arrive. McGregor is one, the captaincy is another. Then there's the decline of Morelos and Davis, the reluctance to allow Patterson to develop as he could, and more. The result has been a squad that's become stale and has lost it's dynamism. It's not about money for recruitment, this has always been the hallmark of the inexperienced manager.
    5 points
  25. Or knuckle down, train hard, apply themselves and get back to last season's levels.
    5 points
  26. There's been a stark contrast between previous searches for a manager and the speed (and apparent preparedness) of the board as it sought to fill the vacancy that was only confirmed 5 days ago. If we land our man this week I think Ross Wilson will have moved with commendable urgency. This feels like another sign of our ongoing recovery.
    5 points
  27. Mate, Malmo were down to 10 men for 45 minutes and we were at 1-1 on aggregate. That game should have been closed out comfortably. The next opponents Malmo pumped to get into the CL. They threw away 30 million when you factor in the guarantees, possible points bonuses, ticket sales and merchandising. The numbers don't really lie. What is the other way to pay investment back if not monetary ? Regardless, that's a red herring. The "investors" may indeed be Rangers men but they have already put many millions in, our latest results showed a 24 million loss and there is a need to find a further 8 million to see out the season. Gerrard and his team, management and players, threw away any "right" they had to want to strengthen the team when they capitulated at home to Malmo. If Gerrard was pissed about that he should also consider that the Board went with his wishes not to sell Goldson and they also held onto every major player at the club, despite the financial implications. It is incredibly churlish to think Gerrard walked because he didn't get financial backing when he and his team could have done more to justify the spend.
    5 points
  28. Diddums. Stop playing the victim. Managers leave--with their backroom staff--all the time. We'll be fine. Quite frankly, I think we'll be better off, because we've been p*sh this season. If we were still plodding along the way we've been going, we would have been in trouble after December - and everyone would be calling for SG and his backroom staff to go. If something comes out that paints it in a different light, I'll put my hands up. Until then, it's conspiracy nonsense. It seems to be coming from those that least wanted him to go. They've gone a full 180. I agree with the last point: I too don't care what happens to him now. I'm grateful for what he's done, and now he's moved on. It was always going to happen. My focus is on my club.
    5 points
  29. We all knew SG would leave Rangers, we all knew this as soon as he signed up as our manager. When is a good time to leave? He is hardly the first Rangers manager to leave during a season. If someone said to me the day SG signed that he'd leave after delivering 55 and reinstating us as a decent European reputation, I would have taken that. Let's remember the mess we were in when he took over. Being Scottish Champions felt like it was miles away, and as for Europe, well it was an nightmare. He's gone, as we knew he would, the circumstance and merits of his departure could be discussed long into the night, but what's the point? Id rather focus my energy on the future, we have a league to win, and it is winnable, we are in pole position despite being a shadow of the team we know we can be. Rangers are bigger than any one person, Rangers have survived and prospered worse situations than we find ourselves in at this moment in time.
    5 points
  30. Against a backcloth of a team that has seemed stale and poorly motivated for some time, comes the resignation of Steven Gerrard and his entire backroom staff. We are expected to believe that these people were all approached, negotiated personal terms and concluded contracts in the short time between Dean Smith being sacked on Sunday and Aston Villa revealing their new management team 4 days later. Much more likely, this group had been approached well before Dean Smith was sacked and it was merely a matter of allowing a decent few days to pass before making the announcement. We all know this is almost certainly the case. However, it raises another question. Were Gerrard and his staff entertaining previous approaches from other clubs while still in place at Rangers and could that to some extent explain or have contributed to the decline we've all seen on the park these last 3 months? Was it known among the players that the management team wanted out? Conspiracy theory or plausible possibility? One thing seems sure, their move to Aston Villa was a little too smooth and seamless to naively believe it came out of the blue and, if that's the case, then Gerrard and his staff have indeed shown enormous and unforgivable disrespect to a club that only ever treated them well.
    5 points
  31. Gerrard was fully entitled to leave Rangers when and in the manner he did. That he chose to do so isn't a breach of moral code or unique in any way. The corollary should be the freedom of supporters to express their personal reaction to Gerrard's actions over recent days, without fear of criticism. Having thought about it for a bit now, I'm increasingly inclined to view this as an act of disrespect towards Rangers fans. I think the final straw for me was Gerrard's social media statement "once a Rangers, always a Ranger", issued hours after walking out the door without a word to the players or fans. Good luck at Aston Villa, just don't patronise us like shit on your shoe. I won't be fawning over Gerrard.
    5 points
  32. The reason most people don't feel so bad about Souness leaving is that we immediately went on to win 7 titles in a row. If we win the league this year, no one will be overly troubled by Gerrard leaving either. On the other hand, if we now fall apart and hand the ascendency back to Celtic, you will find it hard to find anything but contempt for Gerrard.
    5 points
  33. I felt betrayed by Souness, and while that feeling has largely gone, it hasn't completely. However Souness did offer to stay until the end of the session and Souness didn't take the whole background staff. What Gerrard has done is far worse than Souness. I understand why he has done it, but that doesn't take away my resentment, because he has shafted the club due to the timing.
    5 points
  34. This seems to be the only corner of the internet where the prevailing opinion isn’t that Gerrard is a rat/snake. Gersnet is clearly the place to be when the going gets tough.
    5 points
  35. This. I'll love him for the rest of my life for what he's done: The title was superb and those European nights will live long in the memory. I wish him well.
    5 points
  36. I'm hearing rumours that SG is open to the move, but only if he can take his backroom staff. It's unclear if John Beaton, Bobby Madden, Steven McLean, Andrew Dallas will agree, though... ?
    5 points
  37. Unless something fundamental changes, I'd say this Rangers team has very little chance of beating Sparta by two goals.
    5 points
  38. Good news is that Ryan Kent will travel! Ryan Jack possibly available for Ross County too!
    5 points
  39. Gio got the right reaction from the players last night , defence in particular seemed to show a bit more solidarity, and we're through ,when after the Hibs game ,all seemed a bit beyond us tbh. As nice as it would've been to get into the Lg cup final, the Hibs game was the last remaining part of Gerrard's legacy ,who had no success at all in cups , so we draw a. line under that one , and i'll take European football with Gio next year instead thank you very much. Only disappointment last night was queueing for a pie at half time only for the guy in front of me to get the last one 😀 .
    4 points
  40. Sadly, this the way the world seems to work these days. I suppose social media has to bear a large part of the responsiblilty for it. - it's certainly made it far easier for propagandists to load up their targets with ideology. It's all too easy to distribute memes (in Dawkin's original sense) via twitter, or get people to mentally "upload" full-on meme complexes without cross-examining all the content. I suppose folk want to feel and appear informed - without putting the work in. As a result you end up with multitudes of people spouting the same terminology and flawed arguments all over the web - you'd almost believe they were cloned bots. We saw it during both referenda, and we're seeing it in Glasgow at the moment, for example, with the call-it-out crusade. Suddenly, certain terms, phrases and claims are bouncing about all over the place "orangism, anti-Irish racism, Catholics are the most abused group". It doesn't amtter if it's true or not, as long as enough people think it. It's the same on both sides of the argument though - you also get folk like that Breitbart rocket that comes on here occassionally accusing people of employing "critical race theory", leftism and Climate alarmism. Whichever way you turn you're surrounded by bleating flocks of one creed or another.
    4 points
  41. McLaughlin will at least come for crosses and his distribution is much better than McGregor's, not to mention quicker at getting the ball back out to the outfield players. What he doesn't seem to have is that rare ability that elites have to make those absolutely top-drawer, "HTF did he get to that?" saves, but very few do. Very few clubs rotate keepers, even when they're the best team in their respective country. There's a reason for that. Given the mistakes we've been making, I've no idea why we've been rotating them this season.
    4 points
  42. I'd be playing McLaughlin at the moment as, for whatever reason, the usual McGregor hasn't turned up this season at all.
    4 points
  43. Well said. Acting like jilted teenagers.
    4 points
  44. Same could be said for whoever replaces him, bringing in his own players. We have a ready made replacement for Tav, Goldson has made a lot of mistakes this season and Kent goes off the boil fairly regularly. Why do Rangers fans care so much about Gerrard's ultimate ambition? I couldn't give a fuck if he manages Liverpool or not.
    4 points
  45. His wand is rather broken st moment. He's half the player he was a season ago IMO. He just doesn't look confident in what he is doing.
    4 points
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