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...says ex-Hoops skipper Tom Boyd.

 

BOYD reckons the Old Firm derby will be back on the top league agenda next season but insists Rangers are still two or three years away from being able to challenge Celtic.

 

TOM BOYD insists Rangers are still years away from being able to challenge Celtic for the Premiership title.

 

The former Treble-winning captain says he has no fears about a Light Blues threat to the Hoops’ domestic dominance any time soon.

 

Ibrox chairman Dave King has spoken of Mark Warburton’s men pushing their Old Firm rivals

next season if they win promotion.

 

The South African aims to bring in five players to strengthen the Gers squad and challenge the four-in-a-row champions.

 

But with three players on loan who might also need replaced Boyd, 50, believes Gers are well short of tackling Celtic.

 

He said: “It will be two or three years for them to get up and running to compete at the level Celtic are at.

 

“Yes, Rangers are a better team than last season but look at Hearts. They’re eight points behind and Celtic are still a better team than them.

 

“Rangers have got a challenge from Hibs so we’ll see how that develops – they will still come up but I can’t see a title challenge in terms of the players they have.

 

“They have five loan players just now. They’ll need to change that for next season but it’s hard in Scottish football in terms of money.

 

“Look at the position we’re in buying players and we’ve got the best finances within Scotland.

 

“It’s about finding bargains which we’ve done on a couple of occasions but it’s far more difficult to find these guys now.

 

“Attracting players to Scotland is difficult but so is paying them. Everyone wants them and down in England they command astronomical wages.

 

“Every club outwith the Premier League wants to find these players.

 

“If Rangers do come up they could charge more for season tickets and get the extra money that comes with being in the top division. But then they have to pay more for players – so you don’t know.”

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rangers-still-years-away-being-6931713

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For some it is all so easy to explain the world like they like to see it. Not least after a rather woeful week in Europe for one's ex team. Of course, we all know that W&W's Rangers ain't a finished article. But the rotten fruit that sits on the top of the table of a woeful league is not exactly inspiring fear into anyone. Furthermore, Tom should fear that his ex-team will lose their "star" players to England sooner rather than later, which would leave them with the best of the rest, i.e. former Dundee United and Hibs "stars" ...

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...says ex-Hoops skipper Tom Boyd.

 

BOYD reckons the Old Firm derby will be back on the top league agenda next season but insists Rangers are still two or three years away from being able to challenge Celtic.

 

TOM BOYD insists Rangers are still years away from being able to challenge Celtic for the Premiership title.

 

The former Treble-winning captain says he has no fears about a Light Blues threat to the Hoops’ domestic dominance any time soon.

 

Ibrox chairman Dave King has spoken of Mark Warburton’s men pushing their Old Firm rivals

next season if they win promotion.

 

The South African aims to bring in five players to strengthen the Gers squad and challenge the four-in-a-row champions.

 

But with three players on loan who might also need replaced Boyd, 50, believes Gers are well short of tackling Celtic.

 

He said: “It will be two or three years for them to get up and running to compete at the level Celtic are at.

 

“Yes, Rangers are a better team than last season but look at Hearts. They’re eight points behind and Celtic are still a better team than them.

 

“Rangers have got a challenge from Hibs so we’ll see how that develops – they will still come up but I can’t see a title challenge in terms of the players they have.

 

“They have five loan players just now. They’ll need to change that for next season but it’s hard in Scottish football in terms of money.

 

“Look at the position we’re in buying players and we’ve got the best finances within Scotland.

 

“It’s about finding bargains which we’ve done on a couple of occasions but it’s far more difficult to find these guys now.

 

“Attracting players to Scotland is difficult but so is paying them. Everyone wants them and down in England they command astronomical wages.

 

“Every club outwith the Premier League wants to find these players.

 

“If Rangers do come up they could charge more for season tickets and get the extra money that comes with being in the top division. But then they have to pay more for players – so you don’t know.”

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rangers-still-years-away-being-6931713

 

Oh the backlash of Ajax, their all coming out the woodwork now aren't they? Who's the five players we've got on loan? They won the league on loan players. Three years to compete the level they are at? Which level is he refering to? Surely not a European level....

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More objective appreciation from Tom the Daftie.

 

A couple of years past, Tom was a prosecution witness against a conman. He had to admit that said conman had taken £70k from him in return for a bag of five magic beans. Next week, the Daily Retard employs Tom to provide sound financial advice on investments. Charles green and Craig Whyte are more believable.

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The BHEASTS are worried,and so they should be!,however his time scale is probably not too far wrong!,I hope to be challenging them for the title next season but more likely to be the following season.

 

The timescale that Paul Murray put forward prior to the season starting was IMO reasonable.

 

To say that we will challange for the title next season is heaping unreasonable expectation/pressure on a football operation that needs time to be built, that is if it is to be built with firm and constructive foundations.

 

If we seriously want to challange for the title next season it would mean going down a route that may end up stunting the growth of a modern and self sustaining club.

 

I'd prefer to grow more slowly, with the medium to long term in mind.

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