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This signing baffles me. I can't understand why we would sign a 24 year old center half who could not get a regular place with Bournemouth but he is good enough for Rangers and above that give him a 4 year contract. All I can think of is that he is a ball playing center half that could help against a high pressing team as this is not a strong point of our current center halves. I don't think he is good in the air and he is not the strongest tackler. Maybe Ross Wilson saw him play a stormer in one game and was impressed. I don't see him being a regular in the team at anytime apart from maybe injuries. This is only my opinion. Watch this he will have a stormer against Celtic today and I will have to eat humble pie. Time will tell

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Try to post in Ranges chat when it's about Rangers, or a Rangers player. 

 

Non-Rangers related football chat goes in general football. 

 

I'll move it. 

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I don't care for the 'player X couldn't get a game for Y club, so he's not good enough for us' argument. 

 

We discussed this at the time, but Bournemouth had a settled side for several years and played in the PL. It's not really a surprise that he couldn't get a game. What's interesting is that Eddie Howe wanted to keep the lad around when they were in the PL. 

 

I think he's looked quite good in the little I've seen.

 

He looks composed on the ball and has a turn of pace, which is what we need. 

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46 minutes ago, Cutchy77 said:

This signing baffles me. I can't understand why we would sign a 24 year old center half who could not get a regular place with Bournemouth but he is good enough for Rangers and above that give him a 4 year contract. All I can think of is that he is a ball playing center half that could help against a high pressing team as this is not a strong point of our current center halves. I don't think he is good in the air and he is not the strongest tackler. Maybe Ross Wilson saw him play a stormer in one game and was impressed. I don't see him being a regular in the team at anytime apart from maybe injuries. This is only my opinion. Watch this he will have a stormer against Celtic today and I will have to eat humble pie. Time will tell

This is a pointless argument. For one reason or another Glenn Kamara could not get into Dundee's starting XI and look how that turned out. 50k and 2 seasons later we have player that is worth 10 million plus in today's market.

 

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1 hour ago, Cutchy77 said:

This signing baffles me. I can't understand why we would sign a 24 year old center half who could not get a regular place with Bournemouth but he is good enough for Rangers and above that give him a 4 year contract. All I can think of is that he is a ball playing center half that could help against a high pressing team as this is not a strong point of our current center halves. I don't think he is good in the air and he is not the strongest tackler. Maybe Ross Wilson saw him play a stormer in one game and was impressed. I don't see him being a regular in the team at anytime apart from maybe injuries. This is only my opinion. Watch this he will have a stormer against Celtic today and I will have to eat humble pie. Time will tell

Away you go. Simpson has hardly put a foot wrong when he's been in the team.

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Not see enough of Simpson to be honest. His contract was running out at Bournemouth so he signed for us but if he couldn’t get a game for Bournemouth he’s got even less chance of getting a game at Rangers as long as Helander’s here

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The funny thing is I read much the same expressions of doubt about every CB we've signed in the last three years. For a long time Goldson was a calamity, Helander was criticised on here as woefully slow, Katic a positional liability, Balogun couldn't pass, etc ...... sometime in the future I hope we might learn it takes time to assess a player's worth and to judge them when they leave rather than when they've just arrived.

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I'm looking forward to seeing him apply himself today. I think he's looked OK - good on the ball but, understandably perhaps due to a lack of games, looks a bit unsure one on one at times.

 

You have to play in these games at some point so what better time than after we've secured the title.

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